LCMC Course Catalog

LCMC Academic Calendar & Courses

Summer 2021 Course Descriptions

8-Week
CFP 301/311 - General Principles of Financial Planning (CFP Term A)

This course provides a comprehensive examination of the general principles of financial planning, professional conduct and regulation, and education planning. These topics constitute thirty percent of the principle knowledge topics tested on the CFP® Certification Examination. The course introduces students to the financial planning process and working with clients to set goals and assess risk tolerance. In addition, students will learn to process and analyze information, construct personal financial statements, develop debt management plans, recommend financing strategies, and understand the basic components of a written comprehensive financial plan. The course also covers the regulatory environment, time value of money, and economic concepts.
CFP 303/313 - Investment Planning (CFP Term A)

The course is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in the financial planning and asset management profession. The course and curriculum are approved by the CFP® Board of Standards and meet one component of the educational requirement for becoming a Certified Financial Planner. This course explores the securities market, sources of information, risk/return, stocks, bonds, options, futures, and security analysis, and culminates in portfolio construction and analysis. You will learn how to evaluate different asset classes for different investment objectives and determine their suitability for investors considering investment goals, time horizons, risk tolerance, and tax situations.
CFP 305/315 - Retirement Savings and Income Planning (CFP Term B)

This course is designed to provide students with the foundation to conduct a retirement needs analysis for individuals, to understand the different types of retirement plans available to individuals, and to recognize the key factors that affect retirement plan selection for business owners. Students will be able to evaluate and compare the characteristics of various retirement plans, address client suitability, and provide plan recommendations. The course covers tax-deferred retirement plans, IRAs, nonqualified plans, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, distribution strategies, taxation of distributions, and regulatory considerations.

CSC II - Programming for Everyone I (Term A)

This course, built in collaboration with Google, provides a gentle, but thorough, introduction to programming using Python. You will learn the core concepts and techniques needed to create programs and perform basic data analysis. By the end of this course, you’ll be ready to pursue further study in computer science and unlock more advanced programming courses. This online class has optional live sessions.
CSC III - Programming for Everyone II (Term B)

This course, built in collaboration with Google, follows on from Programming for Everyone I. In the first half of the course, you will learn how to leverage your Python skills to treat the internet as a source of data. The second half of the course will teach you the fundamentals of Structured Query Language (SQL) and database design. By the end of the course, you will improve your programming skills and learn how to build a range of applications. This online class has optional live sessions.
DMC I - Social Media Marketing (Term A)

The average consumer spends 2.5 hours per day on social media sites and this course explores how to effectively use social media to move those consumers to action. In order to be a successful marketer, you must be able to plan a campaign which aligns with strategic goals, execute using the appropriate channels and tactics, and measure the success or failure of your efforts. By the end of this course, you will learn how to do just that. This online class has optional live sessions.
DMC V - Viral and Organic Growth (Term B)

“Going Viral” is the goal of most web-based marketing content. Companies which generate content that can spread through the internet organically are the most successful in growing their brand. This course will teach you what drives people to share content and how to build content that is shareable and meme-worthy. By the end of this course, you will understand what drives viral sharing, and learn how to facilitate it. This online class has optional live sessions.

Fall 2021 Course Descriptions

15-Week
ASM I - Mathematical Theory of Interest

Actuaries focus on using math and statistics to evaluate risk and make strategic decisions. This course covers a range of topics relevant to actuaries, including measurement of interest rates, interest theory, and the pricing of bonds, mortgages, annuities, and other financial instruments. This course will also fully prepare you to successfully take the Society of Actuaries Financial Mathematics (FM) Exam and its equivalents. This online class has optional live sessions.
CSC I - Internet History, Technology, and Security

To thrive in today’s digital world, you need to understand the system that powers it. This course, built in collaboration with Google, will open you up to the creation of the internet and show you how it works. This class focuses on hands-on learning to teach important topics like cybersecurity, networking, and programming. By the end, you’ll be able to evaluate your options for a rewarding career in technology. At minimum, you’ll be a much wiser network citizen.
CSC II - Programming for Everyone I

This course, built in collaboration with Google, provides a gentle, but thorough, introduction to programming using Python. You will learn the core concepts and techniques needed to create programs and perform basic data analysis. By the end of this course, you’ll be ready to pursue further study in computer science and unlock more advanced programming courses. This online class has optional live sessions.
CSC V - Application Development I

Modern development relies on frameworks which provide developers with powerful tools to speed up development. If you want to build apps, you need to understand how to use frameworks. This course, which has been built in collaboration with Google, will introduce you to Django - a framework used for data-driven web applications. You’ll learn the fundamentals of Django, improve your database management skills, and begin developing your own apps. This online class has optional live sessions.
CSM V - Product Development

Creating software products is more than just writing code, it also requires an analysis of what your customers want, and how to meet their needs. As a result, understanding product development is key to a successful career in technology. By the end of this course (built in collaboration with Google), you will understand how product teams and processes work, and learn how to develop an idea into an actual product that delights your users. This online class has optional live sessions.
BCS I - Introduction to Blockchain Technologies

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency have become two words that are on everyone’s lips in recent years, but what are they? This course is your gateway to the world of decentralized networks: the world of the blockchain. You’ll learn how a blockchain works, what it does and why people care about both it and cryptocurrency. You’ll even learn a bit of programming and how to set up your own node and get on the blockchain yourself. This online class has optional live sessions.
DAM I - Foundations of Data Analytics I

In an increasingly data-driven world, everyone should be able to understand the numbers that govern our lives. Whether or not you want to work as a data analyst, being “data literate” will help you in your chosen field. In this course, you’ll learn the core concepts of inference and data analysis by working with real data. By the end of the term, you’ll be able to analyze large datasets and present your results. This online class has optional live sessions.
DMC I - Social Media Marketing

The average consumer spends 2.5 hours per day on social media sites and this course explores how to effectively use social media to move those consumers to action. In order to be a successful marketer, you must be able to plan a campaign which aligns with strategic goals, execute using the appropriate channels and tactics, and measure the success or failure of your efforts. By the end of this course, you will learn how to do just that. This online class has optional live sessions.
DMC II - Email Marketing

Email marketing is vital to modern businesses, and a primary tool in any skilled marketer’s toolkit. In this course, you’ll learn how to craft successful email marketing campaigns for sales, engagement, and activation. By the end of this course, you’ll know how to write emails that drive customers to take desired actions, and how to structure campaigns for maximum effect. You’ll also build your own marketing campaign. This online class has optional live sessions.
ESM I - Introduction to Esports Management

Esports is one of the fastest growing industries, attracting 450 million viewers and generating over $1bn in revenue in 2020. This course will introduce you to the history of competitive gaming and will explore its ecosystem. You will learn to navigate Esports leagues, teams, players, publishers, tournament operators, media and affiliate organizations. Furthermore, you’ll get firsthand experience in analyzing the space.
GDM I - Introduction to Games

Games sit at the intersection of technology, art, and culture, so success within the games industry requires you to understand all three. This course explores why we love games, what role they play in society, and the industry that produces them. You’ll also learn the basics of game development. This course was developed in partnership with Unity and the IGDA to help everyone interested in the games industry start on the right foot. This online class has optional live sessions.

*GDM I is also used in the Esports & Gaming Administration major.
GDM II - Content and Systems Design

If you’ve ever enjoyed the experience of playing a video game, you’ve had a first-hand lesson in how important content and systems design are. The experience of a game is driven by four major components: content, systems, narrative, and user experience. This class will help you learn to design all four components, and build a deeper understanding of the game development process and an introduction to concepts in scripting. This online class has optional live sessions.
HRM I - Training and Development

Training & development are key to building an empowered and motivated workforce. This course will help you build knowledge and skill in the design, development, delivery, and evaluation of organizational training. You’ll also learn how to create effective performance improvement programs, a vital resource in talent retention that is often overlooked. Lastly, you’ll get hands on experience, by producing your own sample training plan.
HRM II - Total Compensation Management

Great people power great businesses, but attracting and retaining top talent requires companies to offer competitive compensation packages. This course will help you develop knowledge and skills in the development and evaluation of pay structures and benefits packages. You’ll also learn how total compensation issues affect every manager in an organization and analyze processes and procedures to create effective compensation plans. 
PS I - Relationship-Driven Professional Selling (3 Credits)

This course will not just teach you about selling, it will teach you how to sell. This experiential course will provide you with best practice models of selling. It will cover selling from prospecting through relationship building, and through the use of role-plays and other experiential activities, it will equip you with the fundamental knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed in a professional selling position. 
PS II - Negotiation in Business and Sales

You may not realize it, but negotiations are a constant part of life. In business, negotiations are key parts of a corporation’s strategy. In your personal life, negotiations play the same role - you negotiate which movie to watch with your friends or what apartment to rent with your partner. This course will introduce you to the concepts behind negotiation and provide opportunities to practice and develop your own negotiating style. This online class has optional live sessions.
PMM I - Introduction to Project Management

According to a recent study of Human Resource Managers, effective project management is one of the most coveted skills for new hires in the modern economy. This course will introduce you to the power of effective project management through two primary frameworks: waterfall and agile. You will also learn vital project-management concepts that can be applied to a wide range of industries and occupations. This online class has optional live sessions.
PHM I - The History of Public Health

Covid-19 has thrust Public Health into the spotlight, but the domain of public health includes many critical issues, including mental health, obesity and gun violence. From the first quarantines to the modern movement towards universal health care,  public health has fundamentally shaped societies. In this course, you’ll learn the role of the state in public health, the importance of public health, and how it’s provided and practiced. This online class has optional live sessions.

Note:
This course will be temporarily expanded to explore the lessons learned from the Covid-19 Pandemic.
SCP I - Strategic Public Relations

Modern companies are increasingly focused on their public image and brand. This has created a significant demand for employees with an understanding of how to message complex issues to a wide audience. This course will introduce you to Public Relations theory and how business and communication strategies are interrelated. For the final project, you’ll take on the role of communications director and create a holistic strategic PR plan. This online class has optional live sessions.
SCM I - Forecasting and Logistics

Have you ever wondered how that Amazon package arrived at your door so quickly? Supply chain management is the process by which organizations get us the products we consume, and companies need talented employees to help optimize their supply chain. This course will teach you how to use forecasting techniques to match supply and demand, and how to develop logistics networks that help minimize costs and deliver top customer service. This online class has optional live sessions.
SCM II - Sourcing & Operations

In today’s modern economy, something as simple as a razor might be manufactured in multiple countries with each part coming from a different supplier. This course will teach you how businesses manage this increasing complexity behind the scenes through efficient sourcing of suppliers and operations. You will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge by conducting a real-world case study of a product of your choosing. This online class has optional live sessions.
WDM I - User Experience I

Technology companies spend billions of dollars ensuring that their products are intuitive and delight users. This course will teach you how they do that. You’ll learn what drives product usability, the basics of User Experience (UX) design and research, and how to build wireframes and prototypes. By the end of this course, you’ll be on your way to building experiences that make customers happy. This online class has optional live sessions.

Fall 2021 Course Descriptions

8-Week
CFP 301/311 - General Principles of Financial Planning (Term A)

This course provides a comprehensive examination of the general principles of financial planning, professional conduct and regulation, and education planning. These topics constitute thirty percent of the principle knowledge topics tested on the CFP® Certification Examination. The course introduces students to the financial planning process and working with clients to set goals and assess risk tolerance. In addition, students will learn to process and analyze information, construct personal financial statements, develop debt management plans, recommend financing strategies, and understand the basic components of a written comprehensive financial plan. The course also covers the regulatory environment, time value of money, and economic concepts.
CFP 306/316 - Estate Planning (Term A)

This course provides an introduction to federal gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer taxes and the many planning techniques used to minimize the impact of these taxes on transfers of wealth. It also explores the income-tax effects of gifts and bequests, with particular attention to the limitations on income-shifting to family members. The non-tax aspects of estate planning, including the estate planning process, property ownership, planning for incapacity, and planning for business owners are examined as are the need for estate planning documents for individuals, spouses, and unmarried couples. The course stresses the need for balancing tax and non-tax considerations in creating successful estate plans.

CFP 305/315 - Retirement Savings and Income Planning (Term B)

This course is designed to provide students with the foundation to conduct a retirement needs analysis for individuals, to understand the different types of retirement plans available to individuals, and to recognize the key factors that affect retirement plan selection for business owners. Students will be able to evaluate and compare the characteristics of various retirement plans, address client suitability, and provide plan recommendations. The course covers tax-deferred retirement plans, IRAs, nonqualified plans, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, distribution strategies, taxation of distributions, and regulatory considerations.

CFP 307/317 - Financial Plan Development (Term B)

This course provides students an opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge learned through the prerequisite six-course CFP® curriculum. Students will participate in developing a complete financial plan, through the use of case studies and interviewing mock clients. Presentations of a formal financial plan, demonstrating the ability to set client expectations and communicate with clients by answering questions and concerns, are also required.
CSC II - Programming for Everyone I (Term A)

This course, built in collaboration with Google, provides a gentle, but thorough, introduction to programming using Python. You will learn the core concepts and techniques needed to create programs and perform basic data analysis. By the end of this course, you’ll be ready to pursue further study in computer science and unlock more advanced programming courses. This online class has optional live sessions.
CSC III - Programming for Everyone II (Term B)

This course, built in collaboration with Google, follows on from Programming for Everyone I. In the first half of the course, you will learn how to leverage your Python skills to treat the internet as a source of data. The second half of the course will teach you the fundamentals of Structured Query Language (SQL) and database design. By the end of the course, you will improve your programming skills and learn how to build a range of applications. This online class has optional live sessions.
DMC I - Social Media Marketing (Term A)

The average consumer spends 2.5 hours per day on social media sites and this course explores how to effectively use social media to move those consumers to action. In order to be a successful marketer, you must be able to plan a campaign which aligns with strategic goals, execute using the appropriate channels and tactics, and measure the success or failure of your efforts. By the end of this course, you will learn how to do just that. This online class has optional live sessions.
DMC V - Viral and Organic Growth (Term B)

“Going Viral” is the goal of most web-based marketing content. Companies which generate content that can spread through the internet organically are the most successful in growing their brand. This course will teach you what drives people to share content and how to build content that is shareable and meme-worthy. By the end of this course, you will understand what drives viral sharing, and learn how to facilitate it. This online class has optional live sessions.
PMM I - Introduction to Project Management (Term A)

According to a recent study of Human Resource Managers, effective project management is one of the most coveted skills for new hires in the modern economy. This course will introduce you to the power of effective project management through two primary frameworks: waterfall and agile. You will also learn vital project-management concepts that can be applied to a wide range of industries and occupations. This online class has optional live sessions.
PMM  II - Project Planning (Term B)

Any successful project starts with a plan. This course provides students with a deep understanding of project planning. Projects are a series of tradeoffs between scope, cost, and time, so you’ll need to learn how to balance them in order to create a plan which is realistic and achievable. You will also learn how to leverage resources, and how to manage risk, quality, and stakeholder expectations to ensure project success. This online class has optional live sessions.