There's a version of the classic road game in which players simultaneously flip cards, looking out the window to try to be first to match a symbol on their own card. The other five games make use of the fact that one - and only one - matching symbol exists between any two cards. The immediate aim is always to be the first player to spot a match and call it out, but the details and end-goal vary substantially from game to game.
A crowd favorite was The Poisoned Gift, in which players race to search for a match between a draw-pile card and any other player's card. The player whose card is part of the spotted match receives the draw-pile card - a most unwelcome gift, since the winner once the deck is spent will be the player with the fewest cards. All 6 games are quick and easy-to-learn, fast-moving and fun to play. Enough action, variety, and fun to keep a group entertained indefinitely. For 2 to 8 players. The squeaky-toy Starfish in the game Shrimp Cocktail is pure genius.
Because it's an integral part of the action and produces instant hilarity. Players eyeball it, grapple over it, squeeze it, even long for it. And sometimes, amazingly, they forget to use it, an offense that costs them part of their prior haul of shrimp. Here's how it works. There are 3 Fishing Zones, each represented by a circular piece. Players take turns flipping cards from their Shrimp Piles face up onto these Fishing Zones until all 3 are covered. The first player to spot one or more characteristics-in-common among all 3 top cards calls them out while grabbing and squeezing the Starfish, and in doing so reels in a catch.
The characteristics are quantity, size, color, and origin. One characteristic-in-common earns you all the cards from all the Fishing Zones. Two earns you that PLUS 7 cards from the player s of your choice. Three wins you the game on the spot. But you've got to be fast, and keep your wits about you. Forgetting to squeeze the Starfish or call out the characteristics, or getting the characteristics-in-common wrong will cost you a penalty.
It's a rare and special game that engages a player's visual, mental, and physical acuity, punctuated with wild squeaks and frequent peals of laughter. For 2 to 6 players. Kids take turns adding balls to Keekee, a wide-eyed monkey with outstretched arms rockingly balanced on a giant banana. Keekee wants to juggle, and the children's task is to help him by adding juggling balls, one at a time, to Keekee's arms, hands, head, and along the giant banana.
As the game progresses and the easier spots fill up, it becomes more and more difficult to add another ball without any of them falling. The mere sight of Keekee elicits huge smiles on children's faces, and in the few seconds it takes them to glean the object of the game and Keekee's role in it, those smiles widen even further. Players not only develop dexterity an unintentional nudge or imprecise placement can send balls tumbling , they also, through cause and effect observed during game play, gain a keen sense of the mechanics of balance.
They soon have the ability to eyeball Keekee and the accumulated balls and predict the consequences of placing the next ball here, or there. Preschoolers find the game exciting and stimulating, and its colorful, charmingly designed all-wood components add significantly to the fun. A rocking good time. For 1 to 6 players. Fun doesn't get any more rapid-fire than Flash, a dice game in which players race to complete 8 different challenges.
Each challenge consists of a specific dice combination six-of-a-kind, 3 pairs, all odds,. Players roll and re-roll, each time putting aside the dice whose results they want to keep and rerolling the rest, until they've achieved the desired result. One side of each die displays a flash symbol lightning bolt , which is wild and can represent any number. Being good at Flash isn't just about who can roll the fastest. It's about how quickly and accurately you can assess the results of your roll and make a good decision about what to keep before launching the dice through the air again.
This requires focus, a quick mind, and fast hands. As players complete a challenge, they grab the highest value scoring chip still available on the table, so that each player's score per challenge is based on the order in which he or she finished relative to the other players. Everyone's score is written on the special score pad before moving on to the next challenge.
Once all the challenges have been completed, the player with the highest total wins. Two exciting game variations keep things extra-lively. The amount of brain power generated during the course of a single game of AZTACK might just be enough to light up a small city. For a quick-moving game that's easy to learn, there's plenty to think about. Players build a temple by stacking inscribed rectangular stones on one another.
Each rectangular stone has two glyphs inscribed on it, and each glyph has a color. Players take turns placing one of their stones on top of the temple-in-progress. To place a stone, you and your opponents must follow certain rules, and that's where cleverness and keen observational skills come in.
The added stone must bridge the two underneath AND match them by color or glyph. Since each player can see the others' stones throughout the game, players can, with forethought, determine what one another's options are as well as their own. How and where you place a stone can thwart an opponent, or, if you're not careful, benefit him. And of course, you want to be setting yourself up for future moves. When no more stones can be played, the player with the fewest stones left wins the game.
One doesn't entirely expect an album intended to inspire and teach children about the mysteries of the universe to be drenched in the sort of high-level musicianship and first-rate songwriting found on The Mighty Sky. The lyrics alone are something to marvel at for the easy way they incorporate scientific concepts while sounding natural and catchy.
And therein lies one of the many keys to this album's success - taking a seemingly weighty subject and making it buoyant, playful, and wildly entertaining. Remember the binky or blanky your parents couldn't pry out of your hands not even to wash when you were a child because it made you feel happy and safe?
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Bommerscheim Buddies are like that - soft, cuddly, comforting - the constant companion. With floppy ears and a facial expression so distinct and welcoming young infants zero right in on it, Buddies have a retro simplicity and feel that add to their timeless attraction, and come in a variety of colorful patterns and facial designs 28 designs within 5 collections. Their soft, flannel or fleece covers are easily removable and washable, allowing you to keep their appearance fresh and clean while leaving the pillow-like interior nice and dry.
Bommerscheim Buddies are a foot tall, not counting the ears, and those cute, floppy ears are designed to make carrying easy for small hands. For added variety, extra covers are available for It's amazing that 12 colored cubes connected by an elastic string can be configured in so many different ways. But of course, therein lies the challenge - how to get the little buggers to conform to the shape and color orientation of whichever puzzle you've chosen to tackle. By twisting, turning, inspecting, then twisting and turning some more, you can make the cubes do almost anything you want.
But not by brute force. Your brain will be your hands' best friend when molding the cubes into the 80 different 3-dimensional puzzles shown in the Challenge Book. There are 4 levels of difficulty. Unlike some brainteasers, in which even the beginner level seems to require genius, Flexi Puzzle's 20 Beginner challenges are gratifying and doable. And even these starter puzzles are so fun and absorbing you won't want to stop until you've proven yourself at the Advanced, Expert, and Master levels. Racing fans and novices alike will be entranced by the sleek beauty and rippling musculature on display in this set.
You'll be dazzled by this collectible black Thoroughbred horse equipped with saddle, bridle, saddle pad, and racing tack. The fully articulated 6-inch female jockey is dressed in boots, helmet, and colorful racing silks that match the horse's racing tack. She can easily sit astride his back or stand at his side.
The set includes an inch by inch double-sided poster loaded with information and photos about horse racing - key racing terms, historical information, and the names of some of the most famous racehorses of all time. Care Bears fans and novices alike were delighted by this first-ever Care Bears mobile app. The ease with which even young children explored its magic made the fun highly accessible and very contagious.
Kids created and decorated their own postcards, adding personal messages before emailing them to friends and family or saving to a photo library. After dragging a scissors to cut out the basic card shape, choose either the Create or Select menu option. The Select option lets you choose your favorite Care Bear, while Create provides added control, letting you finger-paint the bear's color, activate its belly badge by tapping little stars onscreen, select a or draw your own belly badge, and choose the bear's playful facial expression. Both the Create and Select options include decorating the cards with colorful stickers, stamps, borders and backgrounds, adding Care Bear accessories, and typing or writing by hand the card's note.
While the app itself is free, unlocking additional creative choices on several of its menus is possible through in-app purchases. Cahootie is a quick, easy, very social game for 2 or more players. This modern version of the home-made folded paper fortune-telling game many of us played as children contains bright, colorful graphics, positive girl-empowering themes, and overall high quality craftsmanship.
It comes with 40 reusable stickers, 8 of which can be loaded into the Cahootie for play on a given turn. Stickers contain either a fortune, trivia, or a challenge, and are geared toward sparking interesting and often playful conversation among players. This is a fun, welcome update to a classic game! This entertaining read-aloud action tale introduces and reinforces key concepts - colors, direction, visual discrimination, counting, vocabulary, nature - in a simple, engaging manner that makes it easy for young learners to absorb.
Verbal and visual repetition are used to excellent effect in this story of three different-colored trucks going up a hill one at a time. Rain suddenly comes down, causing Red Truck to become stuck in a giant mud puddle. The sun comes out as Green Truck and Blue Truck come to the rescue.
Each illustration contains a partially hidden bunny to locate, adding a fun, visual game element to the story. Muddy Truck is one of the excellent Truck Buddies board books for young readers, a series of truck adventure stories that contain strong learning elements geared for grades PreK-K.
Nothing attracts kids like fun, and one of the many great things about this kit is the sense of freedom and play it fosters while providing structure that enables children to explore and learn. Kids warm up with Muscle Movers, a game in which a roll of the die determines which card to flip and animal to mimic. They then use Magnastix 17 colored magnetic pieces to form letters on the magnetic dry-erase board, with a special color-coded key to guide them. Next, the colorful Lower Case Writing Tablet has Max the Monkey providing playful instructions that make forming each letter seem like a game in itself.
The back of the tablet contains reward stickers for when each page is completed. Both the tablet and dry-erase board includes a marker use a green-at-the-top, red-at-the-bottom approach to help kids remember to start letters at the top. Kids will improve fine motor skills, sharpen visual perception, learn proper letter sequencing and, best of all, enjoy every minute of it!
Get to know the coolest creatures that ever roamed the planet with Ancient Creature Cards! They're educational, entertaining, and very hard to put down once you pick them up. Everyone knows T-Rex, but do you know what a Dimorphodon looks like? Kids of all ages will find these brain treats captivating, and, yes, amazing! Games that are perfectly suited for younger kids in this case 3 to 7 years old are hard to find. That Crazy Pants consists of four such games is a boon to parents and teachers. Each of the four games is easy to learn, quick-moving, requires no reading, and teaches different skills taking turns, following directions, social development, language expansion, auditory awareness.
Meanwhile, everyone's having a blast. All of the games use Crazy Pants cards, each of which has a single article of clothing on it. In Crazy Pants Bingo, the caller pulls one card at a time from the deck while everyone tries to spot the article of clothing Crazy Pants are wild! In the Memory game, players take turns flipping up two cards at a time, taking them if they match, returning them face down if they don't.
The Sequencing game has players arrange their cards according to the order in which they put on their own clothes during their dressing routine. Perfect for backpacks and carry-ons, this compact kit contains everything you need to craft gorgeous bracelets. Choose from 20 precut Prism embroidery threads in 10 different colors stored in the internal thread organizing drawer.
The kit's beautiful surface, with the word 'friend' displayed in numerous languages, is your cleverly designed workshop. A built-in clip with a globe design anchors one end of your bracelet-in-progress while you work with up to 5 threads at a time. Numbered slots ingeniously hold the other end of the threads in place, keeping everything organized from start to finish.
It's all so easy. Step-by-step instructions have you looking and feeling like a pro in no time, making bracelets your friends will adore! Kids' hands seem to start flying at the mere sight of them, and the speed with which they can be used to construct an almost limitless variety of structures is at times stunning. Made with the same precision cut, high quality wood as in the past, these new blocks come colored with a non-toxic water-based stain, expanding the creative palette by allowing for color in all the right places.
The perfect add on to the other CitiBlocs sets, and, as always, no fuss, no muss - just wildly creative fun! Made with precision cut, high quality wood, these blocks come colored with a non-toxic water-based stain - blue, turquoise, dark green, and lime green for the Cool Colors, and red, yellow, orange, and pink for the Hot Colors. Natural unstained planks are included in both sets. With these new colors, build forests, oceans, sunsets, Aztecan cities of gold - the possibilities are endless!
These light-weight, uniformly sized, impossibly smooth wooden planks are perfect building blocks - no glue, no nails, no tape, just eager hands fueled by the imagination. Kids' hands start flying at the sight of them, and the speed with which they can be used to construct a limitless variety of structures is stunning. Highly recommended! Citiblocs continues to expand their line of ultra-high-quality eco-friendly wooden construction blocks with one great new idea after another. Their new Little Builder Rattle Blocs are perfectly designed for younger children, with thicker, chunkier blocks for easy holding and manipulation, and hollow pieces containing built-in wooden marbles that rattle during play.
The 10 rattle blocks have brightly colored window-like rectangles on their sides, thus providing the perfect foundation with which kids easiily construct buildings, towns, and little cities. The triangular rooftop pieces are also brightly colored with water-based paint, as are the wooden staircases and squares. There are 22 pieces in all, packaged in a sturdy, beautifully designed bucket with carrying handle, ideal for quick clean-up and transportation between playtimes. When it comes to creative, constructive play, Citiblocs ranks at the pinnacle.
Here's a marvelous idea that will provide hours of creative fun AND a cherished keepsake. Create Your Own Puzzle comes with two large, blank puzzle boards and 18 colored pencils. Each piece puzzle board becomes a canvas on which you create your masterpiece, as simple or elegant as the mood that strikes you. When you're finished, it's puzzle time. Take your work apart and put it back together, time and again gleefully watching your work of art come to life!
The back of each puzzle board has a certificate circle for the artist's name and age, making it a perfect memento that will give pleasure for years to come! There we see and learn all about the creatures of the period and the environment in which they lived. Kids take photographs of the things they learn and arrange them in a travel log, solve puzzles, make their own dinosaurs, and are exposed to a host of fascinating creatures.
Dynamic sound and visual effects make the experiences visceral, exciting, and fun, while the high level of interactivity rivets kids' attention. There is never a dull moment, and the detail and interactivity is finely tuned towards having kids fully absorb and understand what they're learning. Don't be surprised to hear your children happily discussing the differences between sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks. Just enjoy their newfound enthusiasm for learning, awakened by these apps. It's a beautiful thing. Ansel and Clair are back with another fine app loaded with fun and learning.
This time they help kids explore the ways we humans can impact our environment for better or worse. Each player gets his very own island. By picking up trash, sowing seeds, and moving a rain cloud around to water them, players earn Greenbucks with which they purchase a variety of items beneficial to the environment. In doing so, they transform their island from a barren place to one full of greenery, combating a host of environmental threats along the way. Methane, pesticides, pollutants, and other eco-challenges pop up, sometimes in the form of menacing little creatures singing and skittering about onscreen.
Solutions for dealing with them are presented, and players take action and see the benefits of doing so. That's the brilliance of this app - the investment children feel in the onscreen environment and the tangible payoffs they experience in taking actions reflective of those needed in the real world.
In addition to knowledge absorbed while playing the exciting games, kids also view images and text on topics ranging from the amount of garbage a single human generates over a lifetime to the beneficial impact recycling and the growth of trees have on the environment. This app brings Paul Revere and the American Revolution to life in ways that keep the details fresh in a child's mind long after their device has been turned off.
It's an animated journey loaded with fun, interactive features, and, as always, having Ansel and Clair as our travel companions keeps us coming back for more.
Players see and hear events, circumstances, and locations from the American Revolution, while mini-games specific to each topic reinforce and bind that information with a playful touch. Each of these events triggers a mini-game like tossing tea chests to feed a shark and an opportunity to take a photograph relating to the event, followed by a pop-up quiz review.
Children can touch and drag a locator to visit key locations, reenact historical events, trace Paul Revere's route, decipher coded messages, and of course, witness his famous ride. These and many other exciting activities within the app result in countless hours of fun and learning. Make eating fun with these utensils fashioned as construction vehicles - Forklift Fork, Frontloader Spoon, and Bulldozer Pusher, all playfully designed to get the food where it needs to go - into your child's belly.
Getting young children to settle in for eating can sometimes seem a chore. Why not actively engage their imaginations in the process and turn mealtime into a playful attraction? Rugged, light, and dishwasher safe, the Constructive Eating Utensils are brightly colored and comfortable for hands of all sizes.
The Garden Plate makes eating fun and easy for young children, helping to keep them happy and engaged at mealtime. The plate is divided in ways that allow different foods to be kept separate and makes it easy for little hands and developing motor skills to get food onto forks and spoons, with special nooks and crannys for just that purpose.
The colorful design integrates fairy wing patterns that match the Tillywig Award-winning Garden Fairy utensils see separate review under 'Set of 3 Garden Utensils,' and these two products from Constructive Eating, Inc. It's dishwasher and microwave safe, and all materials used have been approved by the FDA. Every parent knows that mealtime can be a challenge, with growing kids resisting the fuel and nutrition they greatly need. These colorful, garden-themed new eating utensils bring fairy lore to the table, sparking your child's imagination and turning mealtime into something engaging and enjoyable.
The design of each utensil - the Garden Rake Fork, Garden Shovel Spoon, and Garden Hoe Pusher - incorporates a unique plant and fairy combination, while the packaging includes both the names and a description of the personalities of each of the three fairies. Let Allo the leader, Charlie the prankster, and sweet, wispy Willow turn mealtime into something your children eagerly await rather than resist.
Just as importantly, they're rugged, lightweight, dishwasher safe, and FDA approved. Let mealtime be a fun, imagination-inspiring, family time! You get an awful lot for your money with this game - multiple card decks, playing pieces, rings, beads, pegs, habit sticks, a beautifully illustrated board, dice - all of which figure prominently in the unique game play. Move around the board, acquiring positive and negative karma colored beads and rings that neutralize one another.
Pass through the Earth Realm, Spirit Realm, and Cosmic Consciousness, striving to acquire the positive karmic balance and master tools needed to win. Choice and Karma Cards picked up along the way can work for or against you, but in either event present words of genuine wisdom. And that's part of what sets the Cosmic Karma Game apart from so many others - a sense of sincerity and knowledge that runs throughout. And when the game is over, you'll not only have had a great time, you'll also be the wiser for having played! Outdoor play has always been an arena for creative, active fun. With Chalk Grab 'N Go Games, there's no waiting for inspiration to strike, just creativity and action in one fell swoop, courtesy of Crayola.
Each includes a unique set of game accessories and instructions for playing that particular game. For example, Obstacle Course provides conical blue markers for players to weave in and out of as they follow obstacle courses of their own divising. Bean Bag Toss provides brightly-colored, durable little beanbags for tossing, as well as a scoring system and guidelines for setup. And there's so much creativity, variety, and drawing each time you play, the setup's half the fun!
With Spring here, Summer just around the corner, and kids and families eager for all the outdoor time they can get, Chalk Grab 'N Go Games is a must-have for the summer fun menu. Each game sold separately. Outdoor art is a phenomenal way for kids to express their creativity while enjoying the outdoors. It makes sense that Crayola, with so many years of helping kids explore the world of color and self-expression under its belt, would come up with such an exciting, dynamic concept for sidewalk chalk.
Each Build Your Box Chalk package contains a unique combination of colors, four large chalk sticks that, together, convey a specific mood or feel and thus inspire a different creative energy. These washable chalk sticks just spray or wipe the ground with water to erase resemble large crayons with squared edges, making them easy to hold and to use and keep them from rolling away.
And with 18 different color combinations to collect and explore, kids can mix and match to their heart's content! Imagine creating your own color fashion designs in a sketchbook and then seeing them worn by models at a fashion show. That is what this jaw-dropping combination of physical product and virtual reality app does for you.
The page sketchbook lets you create the front and back of 20 designs, with additional printable templates available online to let you go on creating long after the first 20 are finished. Each page shows a model wearing a blank outfit, making it easy to create something striking just by staying between the lines. The front and back can be wildly different in terms of colors and patterns. It still comes together beautifully. As soon as you snap photos of your designs, a model appears onscreen, walking and turning, showing off both sides of your creation.
The app allows you to choose from several models, hairstyles, even locations for your shows. Hip runway music plays as you watch several models displaying any number of your designs in the same show. Includes sketchbook, colored pencils, and portfolio case for carrying your artwork and tools, just like a professional! The app is downloadable free. I-mat is a visually entertaining foam playmat that uses amazing technology to provide fun and learning to your young child.
Sprawled across its surface is a colorful, smile-inducing illustration of the great outdoors loaded with flora, fauna, and insects. Dozens of animals and their offspring are labeled by name cow, sheep, pig. The Voice Pen, a remarkable handheld device, speaks the name of a particular creature aloud when touched to its image on the mat, and makes real animal sounds. There are 3 easy-to-set language options, English, Spanish, and Chinese. Activate either of two games by touching pen to mat, the first of which is finding an animal based on its name.
The second game asks you to locate images by hearing the sound the animal makes. It's marvelously entertaining, and the I-Mat is a potent tool for developing vocabulary and comprehension skills, not to mention introducing second and third languages. A cable connects to your computer for additional downloads and expansions. Kids and adults alike will find creating stories and artwork on the pages of their own hardcover books to be a fabulously fun and rewarding experience, not just for the pleasure and creative ease fostered by the kit, but also the timeless keepsakes that will be returned to again and again.
Includes bookplates for identifying the author as well as a perfectly sized book holder for the proud presentation of these treasures. Your friends will be amazed when they ask where you got your beautiful headband and learn that you made it! Fashion Headbands gives you everything you need to transform 10 different colored satin headbands included in the kit into personal fashion statements! An insert from the box makes the perfect workstation at which to create your wearable masterpieces.
Just dab a little craft glue to affix bows, flowers, butterfly, rhinestones, ribbons, and more, all of which are included. How detailed you get is up to you. Do a little design planning up front, or just jump in and improvise as you go. Fashion Headbands makes it that easy! With Feather Fashions, creating your own feather accessories is as easy as Hair clips, headbands, hair extensions, and more - even those who consider themselves challenged at craft-making will be creating and wearing beautiful accessories in no time.
The instructions are oh so simple, and the kit includes everything you'll need - fabric flowers and circles that act as bases on which to combine different feather colors and patterns; glue to hold it together once you get the exact look you're after; rhinestones to add color, sparkle, and a touch of class; headbands, hair clips, and ponytail bands that attach easily to your creations; and craft string for making lovely hair extensions. There's enough to make more than 12 feather accessories and to begin designing, decorating, and wearing your own creations.
All you have to do is open the box! What better way to make a personal fashion and artistic statement than by wearing rings you designed and created yourself? Show the world your creativity with Rhinestone Rings, a kit that makes designing and making beautiful rings quick and easy. The kit comes with everything you need to produce a dozen rings. A foam flower holds the ring bases in place while you add layer upon layer of beautiful precut floral and butterfly shapes using little bits of foam adhesive.
Stagger the patterns so that all the gorgeous colors show through. Add personal flourishes, glittery accents, colorful gems that have their own adhesive. These finishing touches ensure that the end result will dazzle, sparkle, and shine. Friends will be envious, so be prepared for them to ask you to make them a ring. Or better yet, have everyone over for a ring-making party, wearing and sharing the hours away in pure, creative fun! Shrinky Dinks Fashion Boutique is its own wonderful little world. It comes with a 3-D Pop-up Playscape - a very colorful, pretty, and detailed 3-sided boutique in which kids dress and model cardboard fashion dolls using the more than 50 pre-cut Shrinky Dinks.
Shrinky Dinks - in this case, assorted dresses, hats, accessories, even pooches, are amazing. Give them detailed colors using the included Faber-Castell colored pencils. Then shrink them, using a conventional or toaster oven. Then you're ready to dress and accessorize. Re-positional sticky dots adhere the clothing to your dolls, allowing you to mix and match different outfits, layering on hair, hats, purses, and more.
Foam stands let you position your dolls throughout the shop, creating an air of hustle, bustle, and fun. The process of preparing the Shrinky Dinks and dressing the dolls is creative and satisfying. Showing off the beautiful results while engaging in hours of imaginative play is just pure fun! This is a wonderful craft kit for many reasons, chief among them being that the end result is very attractive, fashionable, and looks like something you would buy pre-made at a store. The kit features bright neon and rainbow colored cords, each of which represents a specific mood, and colorful bracelet buckles that allow them to snap easily on and off wrists.
The process, which primarily involves making a series of identical knots in alternating directions, builds coordination, creative confidence, and is tremendous fun. The instructions are very easy to follow, and the actions involved contain the kind of rhythmic repetition that allows kids to get into a calming groove and progress from start to finished product with surprising quickness. The packaging is cleverly designed to double as the workstation, anchoring the bracelet during construction. The kit comes with mood stickers, glue, scissors, and enough cords and buckles to make 8 different colored bracelets kids will absolutely love wearing and showing off to friends and family.
This sticker maker is beyond fun. It takes about 2 seconds to learn how to use and includes a really cool sticker art assortment butterflies, peace signs, words, birds, paw prints, and dozens of others and markers you'll use to add your own creative touches. It comes pre-loaded with 20' of sticker tape plus a 20' replacement roll. It also includes a sticker journal whose themed pages, with dramatic patterns around the borders, are the perfect canvases to decorate with your creations.
It's so simple. Just choose a piece of sticker art from one of the four sheets metallic, glitter, velvet, or regular paper , color it in, feed it in to the sticker maker, then tear it off as if it were a piece of tape. What you have instead is an individual sticker, ready to be removed from its backing and applied. You can also design your own original stickers, using little photos, cuttings from magazines, pieces of ribbon - anything small enough to fit through the top of the sticker maker.
The possibilities are endless. Once you've burned through the 40' of sticker tape provided, refills are available at toy retailers and online. These little robots are as cute as a batch of speckled pups, and twice as much fun! This kit gives you five walking wind-up bases along with all the bits and pieces you need to design and assemble the kookiest, craziest robot gang in the universe. Use the colorful cardboard cutouts, stickers, wiggly eyes, mini-markers, and more - putting together your creative vision is half the fun!
Then wind them up and watch your robot minions mingle and march. It's an art. It's a craft. It's a gang of hysterically funny little robots you put together with your own two hands! One of the many enjoyable things about My Image Button Maker and other offerings from Crorey Creations is how easy the product designs and step-by-step instructions make it to produce great results. My Image Button Maker lets kids make personalized, professional-quality buttons, quickly and easily, with a choice of pin or magnet for each button-back.
Accessorize outfits, decorate lockers, make refrigerator art - let your creations tell a story. The set comes with plenty of playful, colorful artwork ready to use peace sign, BFF, a host of quirky, funny verbal expressions , but a big part of the fun is in using your own images, sized and shaped perfectly using the free online photo sizing tool at photosizer.
My Image Button Maker is an efficient, playful workstation - attractive, solid, and compact enough that you can carry it with you anywhere. Two built-in drawers come loaded with artwork, button casings, pins, and magnets. The unit's flat top houses a tool that makes it incredibly simple to perfectly punch-cut your image in one stroke, making it ready to insert into a button casing.
There are enough supplies included to make 12 cool, personalized buttons. Refill kits, each of which provides enough materials for an additional 18 buttons, are available for My Lanyard Maker is like having a lanyard design and production studio at your fingertips. Its compact, efficient layout makes it easy to carry with you anywhere, and its two drawers with two compartments apiece contain all the materials you need to create colorful lanyard keychains, backpack charms, bracelets, and more. The top of My Lanyard Maker is your workstation, and provides two different ways to anchor the stationary part of your plastic lace while working.
The centerpiece of your workstation is a raised square, the sides of which provide numbered locations at which to position and reposition parts of the laces, winding and intertwining them as your lanyard progresses.
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There are three different lanyard-making methods provided - Box Knot, Zipper, and Ridgeback - with step by step instructions for each. That variety of approaches and resulting lanyard appearance means kids will use it over and over again while sustaining a high level of interest, adding considerably to the fun. All three approaches involve executing a sequence of steps that are then repeated until the lanyard reaches the desired length. Adding colored beads included enhances the playfulness and flair of the finished results. Whether using your own photos or some of the cool, playful, preprinted images included in this set, My Image Bracelet Maker makes it easy to create great-looking reversible bracelets that have a very personal feel.
As always with products from Crorey Creations, this set is compact, portable, and contains everything you need efficiently tucked away in drawers built right into the workstation. The tiles that make up the bracelets are provided in six different mix-and-match colors, and the step-by-step instructions are easy to follow. The workstation contains a tile holder for laying out the tiles while threading elastic strings through them, as well as a picture window for quickly and easily punch-cutting the photos to a perfect fit.
A glue stick makes affixing the images a snap, and a special knot key makes the knots where you tied off the bracelet disappear into the tiles. When using their own photos, kids can use the free online photo-sizing tool at photosizer. Making friendship bracelets just got easier and more fun with this kit from Crorey Creations. The kit comes with 56 precut threads in 14 different colors, conveniently stored in a in a built-in thread organizing tray. The butterfly clip and string holder enable you to work easily with up to five different threads at a time, making it a snap to build wildly colorful bracelets without getting all tangled up.
The instructions take you step by step through the process. When you're done, just slide the top back on the thread organizer and you're ready to hit the road - to friends' houses, the car, the backyard, you're ready to make friendship bracelets anytime, anywhere! Children tend to be immediately wowed by how much fun these activities are, while parents are struck by how seamlessly the learning component has been woven in, and by the depth and variety of learning experiences available. There's math, reading, foreign language Bilingual Bingo!
There's a game in which kids match emotions to facial expressions. There's also a powerful section on the site called the Learning Tree that provides easily accessible and digestible information regarding activities engaged in thus far, enabling parents to track their child's progress in each of the key learning areas.
There are many other parent resources as well. What's particularly impressive about Curiosityville is how every detail and nuance visuals, sounds, screen layout, organization, character choices is so carefully calibrated towards guiding and rounding your child's development.
The individual games and activities cover all the core skills, but more importantly, they teach kids to explore and think for themselves, preparing them for a lifetime of successful learning. Are Microbes Attack puzzles fun? Let us count the ways. Puzzles are solved by placing colored microbes in a petri dish not a real one, of course, but still way cool , and the colored microbe pieces and dish are so ingeniously designed and shaped that merely arranging them when you've been told exactly where they go is pretty big fun.
In fact, it's hard not to feel proud of yourself, even when solving puzzles from levels 1, 2, or 3 out of 8 levels of difficulty , where you're filling in a fairly small area of empty space. That's how it works. The puzzle book shows you where to put some of the pieces and your job is to fill in the empty space with the remaining pieces so that there are no gaps. Doing so is made trickier by the oddness of the shapes and the fact that 6 of the 12 microbes are quite different in terms of where they'll fit depending on which side is face up.
But that's actually a big part of the gratification - the twisting and turning and visualizing and fitting. These microbes are fun to touch, and when they slide snugly into place, well, it's a darn good feeling. There are well over puzzles to solve, and for those of you whose brains have gotten really big from playing with the microbes, just keep working your way up through the levels - those challenge problems are nothing to sneeze at!
Picked-On Poindexter is a cute, cuddly, inch plush frog whose story is told in a companion app available for 99 cents. On Poindexter's first day of school, he makes new friends, but is also confronted by bullies. The makers of Picked-on Poindexter are long-time educators with a focus on fostering emotional expression and self-confidence in children, and their experience and commitment is evident in the ways bullying is handled in the story.
Poindexter's mother acknowledges and affirms his different-ness he has red knees, blue feet, and a diddly on his face but also coaches him on what to do if he ever finds himself in a situation where someone is picking on him. The fruit of that practical parenting is seen in the effective, realistic ways Poindexter and his new friends respond to the bullies, including bringing a teacher into the mix when appropriate. Both the app which includes a read-to-me feature with professional narration and plush toy are well-suited to young children and create a healthy framework within which to understand the dynamics of bullying.
The app features five upbeat, original songs, each placed so that the lyrics tie into, and expand on, the storyline. In addition to being outstandingly educational, the EarthBox Snow Pea Kit provides your child the unique pleasure and satisfaction of initiating and sustaining a garden project and watching nature do the rest. That the yield is an edible crop of food is an invaluable part of the experience. Imagine the excited sense of pride and self-sufficiency your child feels as the family sits down to a dinner that includes food he or she has personally grown and nurtured.
And it is so easy. Playing Guess What! One of the things that makes Guess What! One player is the designated builder whose task it is to build an object indicated on a card just flipped from the top of the card deck. The builder uses colored geometric shapes placed on a laminated playboard. If one of the other players correctly guesses the object before time runs out did we mention there's a two minute timer?
The guessing players frequently call out guesses, with the builder responding 'Yes' or 'No. The main deck of cards contains the names of 6 objects per card, each numbered so that a roll of the die determines which of the 6 to build. For players who prefer to have a visual model to work from, there is also a Junior deck whose cards show an image of the object to be built, constructed of the geometric pieces. The player with the most disks at the end of 5 rounds wins.
For 3 to 8 players. The human brain has an amazing capacity for recognizing and predicting patterns. Pattern Smart uses and cultivates that ability beautifully, helping players develop geometric aptitude, critical thinking skills, and math confidence. This rousing action-packed competition involves rounds of play during which all players race one another to complete a pattern from a flipchart, using shape tiles.
The patterns come in three distinct levels of difficulty and become progressively harder as you move through the flipchart. The tiles triangles, squares, hexagons, trapezoids, and rhombuses are color-coded, aiding in shape recognition and the construction of patterns. The first player finished earns 10 points if correct or points if he has made any errors.
All other players receive -1 point for each piece missing from their pattern. The player with the highest score after 5 rounds wins. There are a couple of excellent game variations included, making for endlessly engaging, highly stimulating entertainment for all ages. For 1 to 3 players. Bowling Game Funny Bunch has several outstanding qualities - simplicity, variety, visually and tactilely stimulating, and promotes dexterity - that make it thoroughly enjoyable and beneficial for young children.
Each of the five bowling pins would make a fine children's toy all by itself. Super-soft, each with a different animal head on top hedgehog, donkey, rabbit, mouse and bear , these lightweight plush bowling pins are weighted to stand. A gentle nudge will cause them to fall, and a youngster can become quite engrossed simply holding and squeezing or tipping and re-standing any one of them. While the base of each pin is identically shaped, each has a different combination of colors, textures, and patterns that appeal to hands and eyes.
And each contains a small rattle, adding sound to the hand-eye mix. On top of all that, the adorableness factor is quite high.
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Lining these lovable guys up in a row and rolling the equally soft, colorful 'bowling ball' is a game that brings squeals of delight from the mouths of babes. This magnetic sketch book has an inspiring magic all its own. The pen looks like a regular pen, but there's no ink or lead inside it. And yet it draws quite beautifully. That's because the sketchpad has metal particles inside, and the pen, magnets. Wherever you glide the pen along the pad's surface, those particles become visible, creating artwork with textures and an appearance similar to charcoal drawings.
One end of the pen is for drawing finer lines, the other for broader strokes. When you want to start over, tap the bottom of the pad a few times and the image disappears. The sketch book itself has a colorful, appealing design, with playful artwork front and back. The inside back cover is the actual sketchpad. Each of the pages has its own beautiful, playful artwork with a large circular cutout in the middle. That cutout shows through to the sketchpad and allows you to fill in the center of the existing artworks, blending your drawing with that of the page's.
Or you can turn directly to the sketchpad and work from scratch. Either way, your creativity gets a delicious workout. As its name implies, this set includes a smart stylus - a handy tool about the size and shape of a thick pen, but much cooler looking - and an app you download to your device. The stylus comes with a protective, snazzy-looking carrying case that sports the Marvel logo. The stylus interacts wirelessly with the app and gives you full access to all deluxe tools and character packs for free.
With it, you can draw, color, and animate classic Marvel superheroes such as Spider Man, the Hulk, and many others, and you're given a wide variety of scenes and backgrounds to choose from. At your whim, the stylus functions as any number of tools - pencil, marker, crayon, spray, brush, chisel, chalk, eraser. A button on the stylus allows you to increase or decrease the size of those tools, making possible a great variety of nuance and detail in your artwork.
Draw freehand or trace outlines you can make appear and disappear from the screen with a tap. The stickers feature allows you to add pre-made superheroes and villains to your creations, and is particularly useful when using the feature that enables you to record and playback exciting action scenes, including sound effects. Honing your art skills has never been this much fun! Here you have a kingdom's worth of art tools and an abundance of Disney themes and characters at your disposal. Real Disney artists provide step-by-step tutorials on how to draw Disney characters.
The smart stylus becomes an extension of your hand and morphs from one tool to another pencil, crayon, marker, brush, and many others with a tap, allowing for a dazzling range of nuance and detail. The app has three modes: Learn to Draw, in which one traceable line after another appears on screen, Activities coloring, tracing, connect the dots , and Draw your Own. Learn to Draw and Activities each provides an array of Disney images, your choice of which determines what you'll be drawing. A separate menu broadens those choices considerably by letting you select from a number of Disney themes - Mickey or Minnie Mouse, Monsters University, Sofia the First, and several others.
This setting changes the characters and images that appear in the Learn to Draw and Activities Modes. Among the many other exciting features, one of our favorites is a tool that unleashes spinning tops across the screen that spray color when touched with the tip of the stylus. The Snowcase - a suitcase for Elves that doubles as a mobile playhouse - enhances the already considerable fun to be had with Elf Magic Elves.
The Snowcase contains everything an Elf needs to ensure a happy stay in your home, and opens into a playhouse for your visiting elf. The inside looks just like the Elf's bedroom back at the North Pole, with a built-in window bench that looks out onto a colorfully rendered winter wonderland. There's also a 'Claus-it' for hanging 'Elfits,' a sliding drawer, and lots of goodies - a mini-passport, magic snowflakes, stickers for decorating the suitcase and passport, and more! Whether you already have an Elf Magic Elf in your home or are just starting out, the Snowcase will add to your child's fun, excitement, and the indelible memories being created as part of a lifelong tradition.
This fabulously entertaining toy creates exciting visual effects and animation at the flick of a switch. Just spin the Strobotop and aim your hand-held LightPhaser at it, adjusting the dial until the images spring into motion. The results are often dazzling, sometimes strange, but always fun!
There are 18 different Strobodisks included, each with something different - ants crawl, pigs gallop, wildly colorful patterns jump between order and chaos. Included are disks that allow you to create your own colors, patterns, and drawings. For even more fun, additional Strobodisks are available in booster packs. The startling bursts of color and dramatic effects made possible and easy by Metallic Mania take art-making to a new level of fun and excitement. Every stroke on the page takes on a vivid depth and boldness, inspiring you to new heights of creativity.
Experiment with touch when using the EcoPencils to create varied, original effects. Gel Sticks create a smooth, creamy consistency, while the Metallic Markers create colors that jump off the dark backgrounds. Add water and use the brush to create watercolor effects. Use the blending stick to meld colors together. Pre-cut black cardstock shapes rocket, butterfly, motorcycle, and more make unique canvases, each with its own little exhibition stand. Sheets of black velvet paper add to the variety.
Join in the fun - your art never looked so good! Boys will make cool, rugged wristbands from paracord a material originally used to suspend parachutes with this fun, easy-to-use kit. The process is smooth and repetitive, with simple instructions and a box that acts as your workstation. Just choose a color, slide the ends through both sides of a buckle, and secure one half the buckle to your workstation. From there on out, it's just a matter of making a succession of alternating knots really the same knot in opposing directions , an absorbing process that allows you to pick up speed as you go along.
It's so fast and fun, boys may want to compete with friends to see who's speediest. A dab of glue secures the final strands in place. Finish it off by accenting the plastic buckle which allows the wristbands to snap easily on and off with one of several eye-catching, masculine stickers. The kit includes everything you need to make a total of eight wristbands. Spring is always in the air with 3D Flowers Kit at your disposal.
It's very easy. Just outline your choice of pattern on one of the pattern sheets provided. Allow the outline to dry, then fill it in with 3D Wonder Paint, mixing, blending, inventing new colors as you go. Add a variety of colored rhinestone accents. Cut out the finished patterns, slide a few layers onto a chenille stem for ultra-realism, use the paper stamen included and you've got something special that will brighten any room. The course covers biotechnology laboratory skills applicable to research and industrial settings.
Topics include an overview of the Capital Region's economic history, geography, infrastructure, and recent business developments. Sources of information and analytical tools are introduced in the course for review of major business sectors in the Capital Region. BUS Business Mathematics This course emphasizes the concepts of mathematics as they apply to a wide-range of personal and commercial business problems.
The topics covered include how to dissect and solve word problems; fractions, decimals; banking; percents and their applications; trade and cash discounts; payroll; simple interest; compound interest and present value; installment buying; depreciation; and inventory and overhead. BUS Basic Keyboarding The student will learn to key the alphabetic keys using the touch method.
The student will learn the reaches to the numeric and symbol keys as well as basic formatting, proofreading, and editing techniques. The student will develop keyboarding speed and accuracy. A minimum of 20 net wpm is required. This course is offered in a time period shorter than a full semester. Additional laboratory hours are required. Emphasis is on formatting, proofreading, and editing techniques using Microsoft Word. Topics include letters, memoranda, reports, and tables. Standard English composition skills are covered in the production of documents. BUS Business Law I This course focuses on the nature and sources of law pertaining to the legal environment of business, contracts, and commercial transactions.
BUS Business Law II This course focuses on agency and employment law, business organizations, government regulation and property, and its protection. This class will provide an applied introduction to Microsoft business-orientated applications including Microsoft Word, Power Point with an emphasis on Microsoft Excel. Word processing commands are applied on a variety of documents such as letters with mail merge, tables, and reports. The student will also be introduced to legal forms, graphic enhancements and meeting management.
Proofreading, composition and other language arts skills are integrated and reinforced. It focuses attention on the communication process including effective listening, writing and speaking. Topics include analysis of business letters, reports, and memos for organization of ideas, conciseness and clarity. The course also requires writing business letters, memos and messages for electronic media, writing business reports, and an oral presentation. Writing resumes and applying and interviewing for employment are also covered in this course. Course introduces students to the communication function and how companies reach a variety of publics including customers, investors, employees, media, government agencies, and communities located in the proximity of the corporation.
Areas of instruction include career planning, document content, reprographics, mailing and shipping services, records management, telephoning, and other communication services. BUS Office Procedures II This course teaches the student how to perform secretarial duties required in the office and how to handle office-related assignments. Specialized areas of instruction include supervision and leadership, report writing, planning and facilitating meetings, handling travel arrangements, and financial arrangements.
Students are required to complete a project in which they apply this knowledge. Speed and accuracy in typing continue to be developed. PR: BUS and BUS S BUS Business Statistics This course provides the student with the knowledge to gather, process and present statistical data, construct frequency charts, compute measures of central tendency and standard and quartile deviations. This latter knowledge is then applied to solving business problems in sampling, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation, and trend analysis.
The student will apply these skills in the transcribing of business correspondence into mailable form from dictated tapes. The student is also introduced to the equipment and terminology used in an automated office. S BUS Business Co-Op 1 Cooperative education is a learning experience which integrates the student's academic field of study with work experience in business and industry.
Co-op students receive college credit for structured, on-the-job learning experiences related to their academic field and completion of an orientation. Students work hours at the workplace during a 15 week period. PR: 2. Cooperative education is a learning experience which integrates the student's academic field of study with work experience in business and industry. Topics include establishing a vision and mission statement, financing, legal issues, market research, diversity in the workplace, business etiquette, branding, human resources, payroll, social media, and customer service.
A mandatory business plan will be developed and presented to a panel of judges. Topics include review and reporting requirements, assessing risks of services and entities, identification of suspicious activity and associated sanctions. Course material is contextualized in appropriate business entity legal frameworks and internal control structures.
It focuses on the various segments of the casino industry including the organizational structure of a casino. This course explores Class II and III licenses and the role that differing state and federal laws and regulations play in the operation of gaming establishments, hotels, and resort destinations. It provides an analysis of the organizational structure of the games department, the various games offered and the importance of each game as related to overall gaming operations in a casino.
Topics covered include table games, slot management, internet gaming, sports book operations, keno, and race operations. Also covered are cage operations, casino accounting, and terminology used in the industry. Spring only CGM Gaming Regulatory Laws and Regulations This course examines the differing state and federal laws and regulations related to the gaming industry and the role these laws and regulations play in the operations of casinos, hotels, and resort destinations.
The application of these state and federal laws and regulations to Native American tribal operations is studied. The course covers information on the development and implementation of a system of internal controls, policies and procedures that will ensure compliance with these laws. A review of the social, political and environmental impacts of gaming on local, regional, and national jurisdictions, as well as licensing requirements and processes for management, employees and vendors, is included.
Fall only CGM Non-Casino Gaming Operations This course covers hotel operations within a casino environment, the information systems that drive the organization and ancillary departments to include retail, transportation, entertainment and property operations. It presents an examination of the management and operation of the human resource function, the role of the food and beverage division within the context of a casino operation, and the role of the marketing and guest services department as it influences the casino environment.
Each department will be studied in relationship to its structure, planning process, daily operations, budgetary impacts, and management challenges. Topics include the most commonly used scams and cheating methods for each game. The course also covers camera operations, security surveillance, internal theft and fraud, and investigations. Students will study resort operations as a function of the casino environment, the information systems that drive the organization, and individual departments to include lodging, retail, transportation, entertainment, food and beverage, meetings and conventions, and property operations.
CGM Internship This course provides students with the opportunity for concentrated study, observation and work in the area of individual interest in the field of Casino and Gaming Management. An instructor-approved internship is required. This practical experience will better prepare students to nter a career in Casino and Gaming Management. Topics include dimensional analysis, Modern Atomic Theory, chemical bonding, classification of chemical reactions, stoichiometry, solution chemistry, and the gas laws.
The laboratory covers techniques and illustrates the chemical principles covered in the course. PR: Eligible to enroll in a level math course CHM Consumer Chemistry This course introduces students to atoms and molecules and applies this to chemistry involved in our everyday lives, such as the chemistry food, household cleaners, personal care products, energy, and materials.
The impact of chemistry in our environment will be considered throughout the course. Topics include Modern Atomic Theory, chemical bonding, classification of chemical reactions, stoichiometry, solution chemistry, the gas laws, and enthalpy. The laboratory experiments emphasize techniques, laboratory notebook keeping and illustrate the concepts studied in lecture.
Prior coursework in chemistry is required.
Topics include intermolecular forces, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases and their reactions, buffers, solubility and precipitation reactions, thermodynamics and electrochemistry. PR: CHM and MAT , MAT or eligible to enroll in MAT or higher CHM Fund of Biochemistry This course provides an introduction to the major classes of organic compounds, followed by an introduction to biochemistry including a study of the structure and function of the four major macromolecules in biochemistry- carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and enzymes, and nucleic acids.
Other molecules, which are important to the cellular and molecular processes, such as hormones and vitamins, will also be studied. The first semester includes the study of structure, stereochemistry, nomenclature, preparation, and reactions and reaction mechanisms of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, cyclic hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, ethers, epoxides, alcohols, and aromatic compounds.
The laboratory stresses techniques, organic synthesis and the use of instruments for analysis. The second semester includes the study of structure, stereochemistry, nomenclature, preparation, reactions and reaction mechanisms of free radicals, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, B-dicarbonyl compounds, aldehydes, ketones, and amines. Special topics may include bioorganic compounds, synthetic polymers, or pericyclic reactions.
The laboratory stresses techniques, organic synthesis, and the use of instruments for analysis. PR: CHM or equivalent Spring only CSS Mathematics Skills This course is a review of basic arithmetic operations with an algebraic approach including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and ratios. F,S CSS Skills for College Success This one-credit course is designed to provide a brief but intensive review of study skills for success in college.
The following skills are covered: setting goals, time management, remembering and reproducing what you learn, textbook reading, note taking, and stress management. The multilevel approach will focus on the common areas of difficulty in second language writing and reading. Its main goal is to enable students to engage in academic work with skills commensurate with those of native speakers. CSS Introduction to Algebra This course focuses on algebraic operations and properties within the real number system, including integers, rational and irrational numbers.
Algebra is introduced to evaluate formulas, solve first degree equations in one variable, perform operations on polynomials, graph lines, and calculate basic geometric formulas. This course provides preparation and review for Algebra I. Students study vocabulary weekly using context clues, association, and visualization techniques.
Students develop skills in finding main idea, details, and inference by reading a variety of literature and expository materials. Students develop critical thinking skills by analyzing, comparing, and contrasting texts, often in writing. Study skills taught include textbook study strategies and note-taking.
The course continues vocabulary development, higher level comprehension skills, critical reading and thinking, reading textbooks, reading short fiction, and writing as related to reading. Study Skills taught include active reading strategies. The student moves from paragraph to essay development using the process approach to writing. Unless otherwise indicated in the semester course schedule, this course is taught using computers in an electronic classroom. Development of a thesis, introduction, and conclusion is taught, as is the use of transitions and organizational patterns for coherence.
Practice in grammar and mechanics is provided. It also emphasizes the application of appropriate grammar and mechanics. It introduces students to reading strategies for a range of texts. Writing assignments are centered on student analysis of these texts. Special emphasis is given to paragraph organization and essay development along with grammar and mechanics. The course also explores the impact of digital media and the online world on patterns of human communication.
COM Public Speaking This course introduces the essential steps in preparing and presenting speeches by applying basic communication principles and public-speaking strategies to a variety of speaking assignments. From both a historical and contemporary point of view, it explains the evolution of the eight areas of mass media: books, magazines, newspapers, recordings, radio, movies, television, and new media.
It also explores the technological, economic, political and cultural aspects of the media. Communication and mass media theories are examined in tandem with an analysis of the key issues in the field. This course emphasizes gathering relevant and accurate information and writing for specific audiences.
Additional topics include writing advertising copy, writing for public relations, and the ethical and legal implications of writing for the media. It also examines the resulting digital culture, especially in terms of power structure and social change, and analyzes the effects of digital media on diverse societal groups. It combines theory and practice to explain how the human mind both processes and creates meaning from visual phenomena. This course examines the history of visual communication, principles of design and color theory, typography, the technology behind both print and electronic media, and technology's influence on design.
The course also explores the idea that images combined with text are powerful ways to inform, educate, and persuade individuals. The internship enables students to blend theory, technology, and professional values, while exploring future career paths. The course requires students to complete 45 hours per credit of fieldwork. Students will be required to make use of personal computers to complete projects. Topics include installation of different versions of the Windows operating system, building, upgrading, repairing, configuring, troubleshooting, optimizing, diagnosing and the preventive maintenance of PC's.
Students learn how to build a computer and install different versions of the Windows operating system. Part two of this course introduces local area networks and servers, preventive maintenance techniques, and specific strategies for troubleshooting hardware and software. PR: CIS CIS Introduction to Computers This course introduces the student to fundamental concepts of computers and computing including number systems, hardware, architecture, information processing, operating systems, networks including the Internet and web design.
Additionally, students will complete significant projects utilizing contemporary word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation graphics software. Fundamentals of programming will be explored using modern programming languages. Other software applications may be examined during the semester. It is intended to be an introductory programming course focusing on programming concepts and fundamentals. PR: Eligible to enroll in level math course CIS Programming in Java This course provides an introduction to object-oriented programming using the Java programming language, with a focus on developing high quality, functional solutions to problems.
Students will use computer facilities to complete programming assignments. Students are introduced to the UNIX operating system and shell scripting. Students will be required to make use of computer facilities to complete programming projects. The course will emphasize a disciplined approach to software design and coding. Attention will be directed toward the impact of a designer's choices on communication, understanding and accessibility. Upon completion, all students will develop an original, dynamic, multi-paged website suitable for publishing on the WWW.
Topics include: fundamentals of computer aided drafting, drafting equipment, orthographic representations, special views, applied geometry and drawing conventions, basic dimensioning, section views, thread representation, detail and assembly drawings, auxiliary views, isometric and other pictorial drawings, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. The student will then learn the fundamentals of 3-D solids and sheet designs using the Autodesk Inventor package.
Students are expected to have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Students will work individually on one large project encompassing all phases of database design and implementation. Topics include: process management, communication and synchronization, memory management, device management, file systems, system administration and security.
Students are provided with a systematic introduction to software development.
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Concepts relating to server-side programming are explored. Topics include basic concepts and terminology relating to LANs and WANs including: data communications, types of networks, networking models and theory, protocols, and equipment. There is a strong emphasis on the OSI Model. Dynamic routing protocols are also introduced. Students will have the opportunity to work with simulator software to apply the concepts learned in class to a Cisco internetwork. Static and dynamic routing technologies are introduced, along with layer 2 switching and VLANs.
Students will have the opportunity to work with both simulator software and actual hardware to apply the concepts learned in class. Topics include abstract data types, object-oriented programming, stacks, queues, linked lists, sorting, binary search trees, heaps, and hashing. Topics include how to: configure a router and a switch for basic functionality, configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with dynamic routing protocols, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
PR: CIS CIS Computer Organization Students are introduced to the structure and implementation of computer systems at the lower levels: the digital logic level, the microprogramming level, and the conventional machine language level. Other topics include the implentation and configuration of common data link protocols and how to apply WAN security concepts, principles of traffic, access control and addressing services. Students will have the opportunity to practice and implement techniques and strategies in class.
Students will configure a server to provide file, print, and web services. Topics include advanced techniques ni file and printer sharing, email and web services. Textbook theory and classroom experience are enhanced as the student works in an appropriately supervised setting.
The field study will specifically incorporate computer related assignments. All field work will be supplemented by regularly scheduled meetings with the instructor. There is a final report and oral presentation due at the end of the semester during final exam week. CIS Network Security This course provides instruction in the fundamentals of network and computer security. Topics include server and network hardening, threat assessment, protecting network infrastructure and services, physical security, business continuity and disaster recovery.
Students will set up a forensics lab, acquire the proper and necessary tools for a successful investigation, and conduct the investigation with subsequent digital analysis. Topics explored include planning of location, size, delays, starting and growing the operation, the legal and regulatory opportunities, branding, marketing and sales, and the equipment and technical needs for the operation. Topics include geographical beer traits, proper service, and menu offerings.
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Activities include researching food and beer pairings for compatibility and profitability. Other activities include tasting and comparing beeds of Europe, Asia, and North America. Spring only CBB Craft Beer Production I This course introduces the study of history, styles, process, technology, ingredients, fermentation and marketplace for craft beer production. This practical experience will better prepare students to enter a career in Craft Beer and Brewing Management.
It focuses on the development of justice and law, crime and punishment, the administration of laws, the agencies' functions, career orientation and public policy. The historical evolution of American policing will introduce students to the developed concepts, politics, and pressures of modern law enforcement. The operational legal environment will outline the requirements of policing and display the need for adequate management as well as moral and ethical demands required in the field of work.
Selected crimes most likely to be dealt with by the criminal justice professional are explored through discussion, where applicable, of the English Common Law precedents, general modern application and specific New York Penal Law. The course delves into biological, psychological and sociological theories that examine arrest and conviction data. Analysis of criminal activity through an understanding of the theories is undertaken. The process of the American criminal justice system will be examined and special emphasis will be placed on Constitutional limitations in the area of criminal evidence and the law of search and seizure.
Topics also include concepts of evidence and rules governing its admissibility, theoretical and pragmatic considerations of substantive and procedural laws affecting arrest, and search and seizure. This course demonstrates the importance of case law at the state and federal levels and its impact on the administration of law. Spring only CRJ Terrorism and Public Security This introductory course investigates the criminal, economic, historical, political, psychological, and social roots of terrorist phenomenon. The course explores existing and potential terorist threats and how local, national, and global communities may counter these threats.
CRJ Airport Security and Management This course familiarizes students with the fundamental components of a typical commercial airport and its multi-level security requirements. CRJ Policing Theory and Practice I This course is designed to teach students the necessary theoretical background and practical skills to function as county and municipal level law enforcement officers. Topics reviewed in lecture and in applied exercises include administration of justice, basic law and procedures and patrol functions.
It is designed to teach students the necessary theoretical background and practical skills to function as county and municipal level law enforcement officers. Topics reviewed in lecture and in applied exercises include traffic procedures, investigation procedures, community relations, and supervised field training. It addresses the nature of youth crime and the critical issues of juvenile delinquency. The course provides students with a greater understanding of the present juvenile justice system including the biological, psychological and sociological approaches being administered in an attempts to reduce juvenile crime.
Fall only CRJ Principles of Investigation This course offers an introduction to the basic principles and a detailed examination of specific offenses. The course focuses on the crime scene, physical evidence interviewing and interrogation, and the use of informers and confessions. The study of specific offenses focuses on the scientific approach and the methodology used in crime detection. Fall only CRJ Corrections This course provides a broad-based representation of the American correctional system and how it relates to our society.
The course will delve into the history of punishment before confinement evolved into modern penal concepts. Analysis of the correctional client as well as facility management is undertaken. Fall only CRJ Interpersonal Violence This course will provide a unique perspective on the issue of interpersonal violence concentrating on the public perception and criminal justice approach to sexual assaults and sexual offenders. An emphasis will be placed on charateristics and behavioral patterns of the offender and the crime itself. Students will benefit from this course as it explores the etiology of sexually deviant behavior from both sociological and psychological approaches within the functioning of the criminal justice system.
Students will learn to develop an informed analysis of sexual offenses, sexual offenders, the public perception and the handling of such offenders within the criminal justice system. Such issues as hiring practices, community relations, court decisions, and the impact of the mass media may be explored in relationship to the administration of justice in America. Fall only CRJ Criminal Justice Internship This course provides the opportunity to explore and gain experience in a career area related to criminal justice.
The field study will incorporate criminal justice or criminal justice related assignments. The course requires completion of hours of field work. CRJ Ser Killers and Mass Murderers This course focuses on the investigation and prosecution of the high impact crime of murder and the transition to multiple murders. Topics include identification and linking of heinous crimes with crime event signatures, motivations of the offender who murders numerous human beings, and patterns of behavior that increase the likelihood of this type of crime.
DST Craft Spirit Production I This course introduces the study of equipment, process, technology, ingredients, fermentation and marketplace for craft spirit production. DST Craft Spirit Production II This course applies the study of equipment, process, technology, ingredients, fermentation and marketplace for craft spirit production. Topics include historical influences on variety, geographical traits on spirits, proper storage, service, and menu creation and offerings. DST Craft Spirit Dist Internship This course provides students with the opportunity for concentrated study, observation and work in an area in the field of Craft Spirit Distillation and Operations.
It explores the historical theatre and contemporary production processes, encompassing the artistic, craft, and business practices of the theatre. This course grounds aesthetic and articstic movement and principles in the larger culture and examines the interactions between audience and performance.
DRA Theatre Workshop This course focuses on direct student participation in the creation, design, rehearsal, production and performance of short, in-process theatrical works. DRA History of Western Theatre This course examines the evolution of the Western theatre, from its precursors in religious and civic practices in the ancient world to the present day. The course introduces the major periods and dramatic forms in theatre history, and explores the historical and social context in which dramatic work was created.
Theatre architecture, theatre technology, design concepts, acting styles, and significant dramatists and dramatic works are explored. DRA Basic Acting This course examines fundamental acting techniques for the stage, focusing on the development of the physical, vocal, analytical, and imaginative skills of the actor. Course material emphasizes and explores ensemble performance, character building, script analysis, and basic theater terminology. Basic performance theory, as well as its application, will be explored through scene study and circumstantial improvisations.
DRA Acting II This course offers a further, more advanced study of acting techniques for the stage by immersion in the creative process as it relates to theatre. Course work explores and integrates physical expression, emotion, intellect, and imagination, resulting in more sophisticated artistic and dramaturgical choices. Performative material may focus on classic or contemporary drama or original work and will include scene and monologue development and presentation. The methods of creating character, text analysis, and performance techniques will be emphasized, providing a specific context and a clear vocabulary for both self and peer critique.
PR, DRA Historical perspective will be added through lectures and theatrical tours. Cross-cultural perspectives will be added by lectures, tours of gardens, museums, monuments, libraries, and individually selected activities and excursions. The course will provide entry level instruction in appropriate performance, management and technical skills, utilizing production processes to expand students' skill levels. Skills and techniques will be honed in professionally supervised practice sessions. The course will culminate in a fully staged theatrical production open to the general public.
The course will provide students with active roles in the areas of performance, management and technical skills. PR: DRA and permission of the department DRA Rehearsal and Production III In Rehearsal and Production III, students take the responsibility for developing expertise and leadership in one area of theatrical production, either performance, direction, design, stage management, house management or technical production.
They will hone their skills in professionally supervised practice sessions. PR: DRA or and permission of instructor DRA Theatre Arts Internship This course provides the student with a planned and supervised work experience in a professional theatrical setting. Each individually planned and designed experience introduces the work and culture of a specific theatre field, and focuses on developing appropriate skill sets. It requries 8 hours of classroom instruction and a minimum of hours of field work.
It emphasizes quality early childhood programming and its significance in educating children birth through eight years of age. This course allows students to reflect upon their role as potential teachers and advocates for children while identifying how service learning experiences are integrated in early childhood education. This course requires ten observation hours. Fall only ECH Curricular Methods I and Assessment This course focuses on curriculum development and assessment in early childhood education for children from birth to second grade.
It introduces students to the important frameworks for planning, implementing, and evaluating curricula as they impact child development and the various content areas. This course emphasizes in-depth studies of developmentally appropriate curriculum models for the methods and strategies that inform the development of meaningful and relevant curriculum.
It also apples assessment-driven learning, environment, and curriculum development. Students spend a minimum of ten observation hours in the laboratory preschool. Additionally, in a seminar setting, students reflect on and share their experiences. Students will spend eight to ten hours per week in their field placement to accumulate a minimum of hours. As students unlock their own creative potential, they also become skilled at using methods and techniques that encourage creative development in young children. Students reflect on aesthetics while analyzing the movements and techniques of the visual arts and the genres and elements of music.
Students then apply their understanding by presenting art, music, and drama activities to young children. Throughout the semester, students develop an art and music portfolio. Fall only ECH Curricular Methods II and Development of Inquiry Skills This course focuses on the early developmental abilities of children ages birth to eight years in social studies, math and science. Sensory, preoperational and concrete operational thought processes of conservation, seriation, observation, comparison, classification, and number concepts will be examined through the use of concrete social studies, math, and science materials and experiences that foster student quantitative and analytical thinking.
The course requires students to implement developmentally appropriate social students, math, and science activities which address diversity in children's learning styles. A service learning experience is required. Multiple opportunities to recognize the developmental stages in literacy acquisition, to indentify factors that influence literacy development, and to discuss how to design and implement a literacy program are provided. Genre of literature, curricular themes, and resources for children of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are empasized.
Guidelines for the design and implementation of literature- based activities are applied throughout the course. Students will observe for a minimum of 15 hours in an early childhood literacy environment. Fall only ECH Guidance of Young Children This course focuses on the early developmental abilities of children from ages birth to eight years and the application of approriate guidance strategies to enhance children's self-esteem and self-discipline. This course enables students to research and observe the correlation between children's environments and behaviors.
The course analyzes the importance of play, social interactions, and family expectations on children's development. The course requires students to reflect on and share their experiences in a seminar setting. The course also requires students to spend eight to ten hours per week in their field placement to accumulate a minimum of hours. A service learning implementation is required. It emphasizes attachment, early brain research, and developmentally approriate practices as critical factors which impact a caregiver's role in meeting individual children's needs.
The course requires ten observation hours. This course addresses issues and techniques involved in the set-up, organization and administration of early childhood environments. Focus is placed on the initiation and maintenance of an early childhood program which includes the investigation and application of pertinent skills necessary to perform as an effective and competent program director.
Ten hours of field work will be completed in this course. Knowledge and skills acquired in the program are reviewed and analyzed to demonstrate their proficiency in a pre-professional portfolio. Opportunity is provided for technical assistance on an individual basis. Each student assembles a portfolio as a summative experience to be presented to a professional review team. Students will be exposed to socio-economic factors characterizing the economies of both the developed world and the Third World. The course also examines the differences between economic growth and economic development and discusses the different theories of development along with identifying historical, cultural, and political forces which hinder development in the Third World.
In addition, this course examines the role of women in development, the importance of education, population growth, debt, and impact of globalization. ECO Introduction to Economics This course provides an overview of microeconomic and macroeconomic issues and an understanding of the economic choices that individuals, firms, and governments face. It also introduces the concept of scarcity and the working process of a market economic system. Further, this course examines the different market structures, the role of the firm and the impact of government intervention on markets.
Finally, this course discusses the meaning and computation of national income, inflation, unemployment, economic growth, international trade, and the impact of fiscal and monetary policies on the economy. F, S ECO Principles of Macroeconomics This course provides an analytical framework for the understanding of the economy at the national level.
This course will also analyze the purpose and functions of national income accounting, the components of Gross Domestic Product, the determinants of long run economic growth, the causes and costs of inflation and unemployment. In addition, this course will cover the economic impacts of fiscal and monetary policies and the differences between short run and long run macroeconomic aspects of the economy.
Finally, this course will examine the importance of the U. F,S ECO Principles of Microeconomics This course develops an analytical framework for the understanding of the theory of markets, including the decision-making process in businesses, the impact of technological advances on markets and the functioning of the four different market structures. This course will also provide a closer look at the interactions of individual households, business firms and governments in the marketplace.
Finally, this course will discuss economic issues related to the well-being of market participants, the tradeoffs between equity and efficiency, the economics of taxation and subsidies, the economics of healthcare, the economics of poverty and income inequality, labor market issues and the basis of free trade. Digital systems and circuits using logical gates may also be briefly introduced. Basic DC circuits entails a study of Ohm's Law and use of the law to theoretically predict measured voltages, currents, resistances and power through resistors connected in series, parallel and series-parallel circuits.
Students use voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters, multimeters, and oscilloscopes for measurement and troubleshooting. The principle, application, and troubleshooting of the capacitor, inductor, and transformer are discussed. Basic AC circuits, including series and parallel RLC circuits are covered, along with circuit calculation using vector analysis, simulation using computer software, and measurement or troubleshooting using the oscilloscope.
Power analysis, including power factor and power triangles, is also covered. Topics include electrical symbols, component identification, Block diagrams, pictorial diagrams, three- dimensional drawings, and print reading. Component operations, applications, and the use and troubleshooting of these components are covered. Topics include an overview of semiconductor materials and the P-N junction, various diodes rectifier, switching, zener and their uses, an overview of basic power supply circuits, characteristics and operations of PNP and NPN bipolar junction transistors BJT , BJT amplifier circuits and uses, the operation and use of MOS and SMOS field-effect transistors, inverting and non-inverting operational amplifiers and their use in analog and digital applications, LC and RC sine-wave oscillators and crystal oscillators, silicon rectified controller SCRs , diac and triac thyristors, and optoelectronics.
PR: ELT Fall only ELT Microcomputer Interfacing Various techniques, including the software and hardware necessary to enable a microprocessor to communicate efficiently with other devices, are presented in this course. Analog and digital signal conditioning interfacing stand-alone computers using signal processing software, and the basics of automatic process control are studied. The course covers Binary, Octal and Hexadecimal number systems and introduces the elements of Assembly Programming, Logical gates, and the operations of Boolean algebra using standard digital waveforms.
This course also includes Shift Registers and Counters, Adders and triggering clocks using specialized software, Digital-to-Analog conversion methodology, decoders and multiplexers. Component operations and application and the use and troubleshooting of these components is covered. Topics include power parameter calculations, principles of power electronics prototype and printed circuit board pcb layout, linear integrated circuit power amplifiers for intermediate audio signal amplification, discrete linear power amplifiers for signals with higher power requirements, power switches, switching power, thyristor uses in commercial power line applications, power conversion, and permanent magnet motor drivers.
Students should note that some Saturday sessions are required in addition to regularly scheduled class hours. PR: All students must be at least 18 years old. New laws and policies will be discussed, as well as new technology appropriate to the course which has been introduced during the past three years. PR: A student may have a current EMT card that will expire in less than 18 months; a student who was certified as a NYS Emergency Medical Technician may have a lapsed certification; a student who has previously failed the Final Practical Skills Exam within one year or has failed the state written certifying exam after a second attempt may enroll in the refresher course.
The student must submit the letter which was provided from the Bureau of EMS as proof of eligibility for enrolling in the refresher. It individualizes grammar instruction, and assignments are directly aligned with those in ENG Additionally, the course supports the students' development of a writing portfolio as a tool to enhance the writing process. It individualizes grammar and reading instruction. Additionally, the course supports students in developing content, organizing information and ideas, and presenting material to readers in an ePortfolio.
Through workshopping projects, students analyze and respond to others' writing and learn to use feedback from the instructor and peers. Assignments are directly aligned with those in ENG ENG College Composition This course provides a foundation in academic discourse by developing effective communication skills with an emphasis on expository writing; an oral presentation is required. Writing and research techniques introduced in ENG College Composition are strengthened and refined.
The emphasis will be on the writing of short fiction, but opportunities will be provided to explore poetry, drama, screenwriting, the novel, and the essay. Students will also learn how to go about getting their work published. It is primarily conducted as a workshop: students write and revise their own poetry, as well as give oral feedback and produce written critiques of their peers' poems. In addition, the course introduces students to a variety of poetic forms and asks them to write poetry in these forms.
It also introduces them to theories of free verse and to studies of the poetic line and asks them to write their own free verse. The course also includes an oral component: students practice reading their own and others' poems to the class. Last, the class introduces students to opportunities for performing and publishing their poetry. It emphasizes designing texts and oral reports for professional audiences after analyzing the needs and values of those audiences.
The course covers environmental issues and controversies from ecological, biological, social, economic, ethical and governmental policy positions. In addition, the course emphasis is placed on the tools and techniques needed to understand and analyze environmental topics such as energy, solid waste, food production, resource depletion, air and water issues and global climate change. This course provides the conceptual framework, factual knowledge and analytical skills to deal with critical topics in oceanography, such as impact of ocean currents on weather and storm systems, wave dynamics and shore erosion, tides and sea-level rise flooding, biodiversity and economic importance of estuaries, coral reefs, and global climate change.
PR: MAT or equivalent ENV General Ecology Through lecture and laboratory experiences this course focuses on the study of major ecological principles including: population and community biology, competition and predation, physiological ecology and adaptations, ecosystems, nutrient cycles, energy flow, and ecological succession. PR: BIO and CHM , or equivalent Spring only ENV The Environment and Social Issues This course is designed to provide a multidisciplinary introduction to the understanding of social issues that impact humans and their relationship to the environment as well as their participation in decision making roles that lead to environmental problem solving.
The course will concentrate on: varying factors that influence individual and cultural differences in identification and perception of environmental issues, the social processes involved in addressing the identified environmental problems, and introductory techniques for the integration of different human values and cultural processes into environmental planning and management strategies.
The lectures and field experiences will emphasize the application of basic ecological principles to life in the coastal ecosystem, then focus on characteristics of marine and coastal habitats and the groups of organisms that occur there. Students will analyze the role of human impact on these environments, spending a maximum amount of time in the field. Through direct observations, species collection, water analysis, and lecture the students will develop an understanding of how such issues as food production, energy consumption, population growth, greenhouse effect, all impact upon these environments, their usage and quality.
The laboratory portion of the course will involve two weeks of intensive field work at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Florida. There is a separate field trip cost, which will include air fare, transportation, room and board, and site costs. Because the field experience occurs after the May Commencement, graduating students may not use this course to meet graduation requirements.
Graduating students may take this course if a they are willing to miss Commencement and b they meet all graduation requirements without this course. Graduates may also choose to postpone graduation until the following semester. PR: One year of college biology or chemistry or consent of Department ETH Professional and Applied Ethics This course provides exposure to leading ethical theories as well as an opportunity to employ these principles. Aided by viewing videotaped, dramatized scenarios, the reasons advanced for acting ethically and the excuses given for not acting ethically will be studied.
The consequences of freedom and personal responsibility will be explored, as will the ability to recognize ethical issues. F,S FPT Principles of Emergency Services This is an introductory course that surveys the historical development of fire protection, organizational structure of fire agencies, and the range of issues and topics related to fire protection. Hazardous materials risk is presented within the context of First Responder operations. Fall only FPT Hazardous Materials II A continuation of Hazardous Materials I, course content stresses recognition of potentially hazardous situations, protocols of organized response, and regulatory guidelines.
Hazardous materials response is presented within the context of First Responder operations. Specific attention is placed on the different response protocols needed for remediation of weapons of mass destruction events and other sources of HazMat situations resulting from natural disasters, accidents, negligence and criminal activities. The focus of this course is on firefighter safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, pre-planning fire operations, and operating at emergencies.
Spring only FPT Fire Prevention This course provides fundamental information regarding the history of fire prevention, organizations and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use of fire codes, identification and correction of fire hazards, and the relationships of fire prevention with built-in fire protection systems, fire investigation, and fire and life safety education. FPT Fire Administration This course focuses on organization, personnel management distribution of equipment, records and fire safety as they pertain to the fire service.
Techniques for successful and efficient fire service operations are covered in this course. These topics include communications and fire alarm systems, legal aspects of fire prevention, fire investigation and the recording and evaluation of fire data for statistical purposes. Spring only FPT Fire Protection Systems This course provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire alarm systems, water-based fire suppression systems, special hazard fire suppression systems, water supply for fire protection and portable fire extinguishers.
This course includes features, principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. Students will also apply concepts learned in the classroom. PR, FPT FPT Fire Investigation This course emphasizes the following subjects as they individually relate to fire investigations: elements of fire, combustion properties of fuel, pyrolysis, burn patterns, ignition sources and explosions. A review of methods of interviewing, report writing, rules of evidence, forensic lab procedures, model arson law and NYS arson law is included. Fall only FPT Industrial Fire Protection Provides an introduction to the field of industrial fire protection and focuses on the topics of hazard control, special hazards and protection, fire protection equipment, and systems and handling of emergencies.
Fall only FPT Fire Protection Internship This course provides the opportunity to explore and gain experience in a career area related to fire prevention and tactics. Textbook theory and classroom experience is enhanced while working ion a supervised professional setting. The field study will incorporate fire prevention and tactical or fire prevention and tactical related assignments.