New UCCI Courses


February 19, 2016

We're excited to announce that two new courses will be joining the other "a-g" approved courses on the UCCI Course Catalog, bringing the current number of courses we have available to 65!

These courses will be available for any California school to add to their "a-g" course list.  Below are brief course descriptions, with links to the full course framework for each course below.

Water Is Life - The Saving of Wateropolis: Energy, Environment and Utilities and Laboratory Science ("d")

This course is designed to allow students to explore key Earth Science and Life Science concepts as they pertain to the water industry and is the first course of a three-course integrated science sequence designed to align with the Next Generation Science Standards. For deeper understanding of scientific concepts and how those concepts apply in the careers within the water industry, students will have the opportunity to assume the role of several individuals employed in water-related careers, each with a role in trying to solve the water problems faced by the fictional city of Wateropolis.  Read the full course framework

Water Technology: Energy, Environment and Utilities and Laboratory Science ("d")

Water Technology is a second-year college preparatory laboratory science course that integrates Next Generation Science Standards with the CTE Environmental Resources Pathway. This course provides students with an understanding of the cyclical relationship humans have with our water supply, and establishes a career pathway for students interested in earning a certificate or degree in Water Supply Technology. Students conduct experiments on water quality, research and raise public awareness of the effects of contaminants, observe the economic impact of moving water to the community, learn how to treat water, and evaluate the impact human activity has on this natural resource. Read the full course framework
If you're interested in implementing one or more of the above courses--or any course currently on our course catalog--but want some support in developing the instructional materials needed to make the course come to life, you can find that support through UCCI's Teacher Exchange! And if you have a need for courses beyond what's currently available on our catalog, you can request a UCCI Institute.

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