ORIENTATION OPENS AUGUST 8, 2017

Elite Learning Orientation Course is REQUIRED.

Each student must complete the Student Orientation (2017-2018) course BEFORE beginning work on your Elite Learning course(s).

The Orientation course is REQUIRED to be completed once per school year by all Elite Learning students.

 

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Transferability of Elite Learning Courses

Elite Learning offers a variety of courses to students throughout Southwest Virginia. Upon successful completion, students receive college credits from the community college affiliated with their high school. Many students complete their associate degree at the community college while other students choose to enroll directly into a four-year college or university.

Will my credits transfer into a four-year college or university?

Click on the college to see the transferability of Elite Courses.

Bluefield College 

Radford College

UVA-Wise

More colleges will be added soon.

 

 

 

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Meet Our Instructors

WHO TEACHES THE ELITE LEARNING CLASSES?

All instructors are from southwest Virginia. They understand the unique dynamics of students from this region. The instructors are fully accredited college adjuncts. They undergo an approval process by each of the four area community colleges before they are hired by Elite Learning to teach a course.

Click here to meet our instructors: http://svetn.org/about/staff/

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Plan Your Next Move

 

 

 

 

 

PLAN YOUR NEXT MOVE...

Planning a nursing/medical career? Let Elite Learning help to jump start your education while still in high school with the addition of two new courses. Medical Terminology I & II and Developmental Psychology will be added to the Elite Learning curriculum in 2017-2018. Check out our new courses for more info and talk to your guidance counselor today.

http://svetn.org/news/new-course-offerings-in-2017-2018/

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New Course Offerings in 2017-2018

2017-2018 Course Offerings

Upon successful completion, students will receive college credits from the community college affiliated with their high school. Participating community colleges include Southwest Virginia Community College, Wytheville Community College, Virginia Highlands Community College, and Mountain Empire Community College. Students must complete an application and placement examination at their local community college before enrolling in Elite Learning courses. Other requirements may be established by each school and/or community college. Students should speak to their community college representative to learn more about transferability of courses as Elite Learning cannot guarantee transferability of any course. Students may wish to speak with their intended four-year institution regarding appropriate classes for their transfer major.

* General Core and transfer elective courses. **Program specific courses (may also be transferrable).

  NEW! Developmental Psychology (PSY 230) 

  • Fall, Spring, Yearlong
  • Possible requirement for Health Sciences including nursing degree.
  • Studies the development of the individual from conception to death. Follows a life-span perspective on the development of the person's physical, cognitive, and psychosocial growth.
  • 3 credits
  • VHCC/WCC Only

NEW! Medical Terminology & Disease Processes I (HIM 113)

  • Fall, Spring, Yearlong 
  • Possible requirement for Health Sciences including nursing degree. 
  • Includes the study of prefixes, suffixes, stem words, and technical terms; puts emphasis on the causes and treatment of selected disease processes..
  • 3 credits
  • VHCC/WCC Only

NEW! Survey of American Literature I & II (ENG 241 & ENG 242)

  • Spring or Yearlong
  • Examines American literary works from colonial times to the present, emphasizing the ideas and characteristics of our national literature. Involves critical reading and writing.
  • Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval.
  • Prerequisite: ENG 112 or written approval from community college.
  • 6 credits
  • VHCC/WCC Only

NEW! International Relations I (PLS 241)

  • Fall
  • Teaches geographic, demographic, economic, ideological, and other factors conditioning the policies of countries and discusses conflicts and their adjustment.
  • 3 credits
  • VHCC/WCC Onlu

NEW! Introduction to Conflict Resolution (PLS 250)

  • Spring 
  • Teaches basic concepts and methods of conflict resolution, which includes the factors that lead to conflict, and how conflicts can be prevented or brought to an end through peaceful means. Focuses on national and international conflict resolution.
  • 3 credits
  • VHCC/WCC Only

Instructor selection, student interest, and preferences of community colleges may affect course offerings. All new course offerings are subject to change

ADDITIONAL ELITE LEARNING COURSE OFFERINGS:

English I & II (ENG 111 & ENG 112)*

  • Fall, Spring, Yearlong
  • Introduces students to critical thinking and the fundamentals of academic writing. Through the writing process, students refine topics; develop and support ideas; investigate, evaluate, and incorporate appropriate resources; edit for effective style and usage; and determine appropriate approaches for a variety of contexts, audiences, and purposes. Writing activities include exposition and argumentation with at least one researched essay.
  • Continues to develop college writing with increased emphasis on critical essays, argumentation, and research, developing these competencies through the examination of a range of texts about the human experience. Requires students to locate, evaluate, integrate, and document sources and effectively edit for style and usage. Prerequisite: Students must successfully complete ENG 111 or its equivalent to enroll in ENG 112. 6 credits.

Creative Writing (ENG 211)*

  • Spring
  • Introduces the student to the fundamentals of writing imaginatively. Students write in forms to be selected from poetry, fiction, drama, and essays. Focuses on personal writings, short stories, poems, and non-fiction writings. Prerequisite: ENG 111/112 or written approval from community college. 3 credits.

United States History I & II (HIS 121 & HIS 122)*

  • Fall, Spring, Yearlong
  •  Surveys United States history from its beginning to the present. 6 credits. Civil War & Reconstruction (HIS 269)* Fall • Studies the division between the States, examines the war, the home fronts, and the era of Reconstruction.
  • 3 credits.

America in the Gilded Age (HIS 270)*

  • Spring
  • Studies in detail American history during the years from 1870-1900 - The Gilded Age, emphasizes the relationships between various aspects of American life and identifying themes that helped define the era.
  • 3 credits.

Civil War & Reconstruction & America in the Gilded Age (HIS 269 & HIS 270)*

  • Spring
  • Studies the division between the States, examines the war, the home fronts, and the era of Reconstruction. Studies in detail American history during the years from 1870-1900 - The Gilded Age, emphasizes the relationships between various aspects of American life and identifying themes that helped define the era.
  • 6 credits.

United States Government I & II (PLS 211 & PLS 212)*

  • Fall, Spring Yearlong
  • Teaches structure, operation, and process of national, state, and local governments. Includes in-depth study of the three branches of the government and of public policy.
  • 6 credits

Introduction to Business (BUS 100)**

  • Fall or Spring
  • Presents a broad introduction to the functioning of business enterprise within the U.S. economic framework. Introduces economic systems, essential elements of business organization, production, human resource management, marketing, finance, and risk management. Develops business vocabulary (Foundation course for all college business majors).
  • 3 credits.

Principles of Sociology (SOC 200)*

  • Fall, Spring Yearlong
  •  Introduces fundamentals of social life by presenting significant research and theory in areas such as culture, social structure, socialization, deviance, social stratification, and social institutions.
  • 3 credits

Personal Finance (FIN 107)**

  • Fall or Spring 
  • Presents a framework of personal money management concepts, including establishing values and goals, determining sources of income, managing income, preparing a budget, developing consumer buying ability, using credit, understanding savings and insurance, providing for adequate retirement, and estate planning.
  • 3 credits.

Business Law I & II (BUS 241 & BUS 242)**

  • Fall or Spring
  • Develops a basic understanding of the U.S. business legal environment. Introduces property and contract law, agency and partnership liability, and government regulatory law. Students will be able to apply these legal principles to landlord/tenant disputes, consumer rights issues, employment relationships, and other business transactions.
  • Focuses on business organization and dissolution, bankruptcy and Uniform Commercial Code. Introduces international law and the emerging fields of E-Commerce and Internet Law.
  • 6 credits.

Survey of Criminal Justice (ADJ 100)**

  • Fall
  • Presents an overview of the United States criminal justice system; introduces the major system components--law enforcement, judiciary, and corrections. Students will learn the techniques in which crimes are scientifically solved by using of modern technology and investigative techniques.
  • 3 credits.

Survey of Criminology (ADJ 107)**

  • Spring
  • Surveys the volume and scope of crime; considers a variety of theories developed to explain the causation of crime and criminality. Studies current and historical data pertaining to criminal and other deviant behavior. Examines theories that explain crime and criminal behavior in human society.
  • 3 credits.

Introduction to Elementary Statistics (MTH 146)*

  • Fall 
  • Introduces the methods of statistics including sampling from normally distributed populations, estimation, regression, testing of hypotheses, point and interval estimation methods. Prerequisites: a placement recommendation for MTH 146 and Algebra I or equivalent.
  • 3 credits.

College Algebra (MTH 158)*

  • Spring
  • Covers the structure of complex number systems, polynomials, rational expressions, graphing, systems of equations and inequalities and functions, quadratic and rational equations and inequalities. Prerequisites: a placement recommendation.
  • 3 credits.

Principles of Psychology (PSY 200)*

  • Fall, Spring Yearlong
  • Surveys the basic concepts of psychology. Covers the scientific study of behavior, behavioral research methods and analysis, and theoretical interpretations. Includes topics that cover physiological mechanisms, sensation/perception, motivation, learning, personality, psychopathology, therapy, and social psychology.
  • 3 credits.

Economics and Personal Finance (High School Credit Only)

  • Fall or Spring
  • Presents a framework of personal money management concepts, including establishing values and goals, determining sources of income, managing income, preparing a budget, developing consumer buying ability, using credit, understanding savings and insurance, providing for adequate retirement, and estate planning.

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