LCMC Spring 2022 Courses

LCMC Academic Calendar & Courses

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Spring 2022 Course Descriptions

15-Week
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 III - Programming for Everyone II

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.
CSC IV - Web Development

This course, built in collaboration with Google covers everything you need to know in order to build a website from scratch. You'll learn HTML, CSS and Javascript - the core technologies which power modern websites - and build a website of your own. By the end of this course you'll be able to create interactive, aesthetically pleasing websites for any purpose you can imagine. This online class has optional live sessions
CSC VI - Application Development II - Building Web Applications

This course - built in collaboration with Google - is the second part of the application development series. In this course, you will put your skills into practice and build your own application. By the end of this course, you'll have a greater understanding of the technologies that power modern apps and be able to build your own. This online course 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.
DAM II - Foundations of Data Analytics II

This course is intended as a continuation of Foundations of Data Analytics I. In this course, you’ll learn how Data Analytics are applied within the workforce. Particular attention will be paid to the role of the Data Scientist or Analyst, machine learning and the applications of Big Data. By the end of the term, you will be able to design and execute a range of data-driven experiments. 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 III - SEO/SEM

How do you find what you're looking for on the internet? Chances are you turn to google or another search engine. Companies use Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) to make sure you see them first every time you turn to a search engine. By the end of this course you'll learn how to optimize a website so that it shows up first on a search, and how to build search ads that will drive customers to your website. This online course has optional live sessions.
DMC V - Viral and Organic Growth

“Going Viral” is the goal of most web-based marketing content. Companies that 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.
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.
ESM II - Convention, Event and Trade Show Planning

Esports and Gaming companies rely heavily on conventions for marketing. Shows like TGS, PAX and E3 attract audiences from 60,000-300,000 and are tremendous opportunities for companies to generate excitement and drive sales. This course will teach you how to turn a gaming convention into a big win. By the end of this course, you’ll understand how to handle planning, marketing and logistics for a corporate presence at a major convention. This online course has optional live sessions.
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.
GDM III - Unity I: Working with Unity

The Unity engine powers nearly 50% of all games and nearly 75% of mobile games. This course, built in collaboration with Unity and the IGDA, will introduce you to developing games in Unity. By the end of this course, you'll learn how to build a fully functioning game within the Unity system, including all key elements. This online course 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.
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.
PS III - Sales Leadership

Effective sales leadership requires a mastery of the “hard” analytical skills as well as the “soft” skills for effective management and coaching. This course will explore key sales and management concepts, and give you the opportunity to put them into practice. By the end of this course, you will be able to coach salespeople and excel as a sales leader. This online class has optional live sessions.
PS IV - Advanced Relationship-Driven Professional Selling

You've already learned the fundamentals of effective selling. This course will help you hone your sales skills and take them to the next level by teaching you how to think through the sales process as a master planner, listener, negotiator and partner. By the end of this course you will have mastered the skills necessary to be a compelling and credible salesperson. 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.
PHM III - Health Services

Health Services - the means by which healthcare is provided - is a critical concept in Public Health that impacts all of us. This course will introduce you to the modern history of healthcare in high, middle, and low income countries and explore the evolution of health services. Students will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of particular systems and policies and examine their ideal version of a health service in the context of current events. This online class has optional live sessions.
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.
SCM III - Capstone

This course - built in collaboration with corporate advisors - is the culmination of your work as a student of supply chain management. In this course you'll be tasked with creating a series of solutions to actual problems faced by a real-world company in delivering their product to consumers. By the end of this course, you will have built experience in solving real-world supply chain problems and seeing how your solutions compare to the professionals. 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.

Spring 2022 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 303/313 - Investment Planning (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 302/312 - Risk Management and Insurance Planning (Term B)

This course provides a comprehensive examination of the general principles of risk management and insurance planning for individual and family clients. These topics constitute approximately seventeen percent of the principal knowledge topics tested on the CFP® Certification Examination. The course first introduces students to the risk management and insurance planning process and working with clients to analyze and evaluate risk exposures. Second, the core insurance lines of coverage are explored in detail, including: health, disability, long-term care, life, and personal property and casualty (homeowners’, personal auto policy, etc.). In addition, the student will learn to analyze an individual and family’s insurance needs, to select the most appropriate insurance policy and company, and to understand a business owner's use of insurance to protect the business’ assets and future income.
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.
DMC II - Email Marketing (Term A)

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.
DMC IV - Digital Marketing Analytics (Term A)

Marketing professionals today have access to incredible amounts of data. The ability to use this data is what differentiates successful marketing efforts from failed ones. In this course, students will learn how to analyze digital customer behavior data using a range of tools, and use that data to test marketing hypotheses and improve customer acquisition.
DMC III - SEO/SEM (Term B)

How do you find what you're looking for on the internet? Chances are you turn to google or another search engine. Companies use Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) to make sure you see them first every time you turn to a search engine. By the end of this course you'll learn how to optimize a website so that it shows up first on a search, and how to build search ads that will drive customers to your website. This online course 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.
PMM III - Project Execution, Monitoring & Control, Implementation & Closure (Term A)

In today’s fast paced work environment, no project proceeds from beginning to end without encountering unforeseen challenges, and the changing scope, priorities or context of a project may require various adjustments. Additionally, project implementation and closure requires conviction and trust in established processes and personnel. In either context, these are vital parts of a project’s success and are reflections of how future projects will be managed. This course covers project execution, monitoring / control, implementation / handover, DevOps, and project closure. This course is intended to finalize a student’s preparation for their Project Management Practicum and Internship.
PMM  IV - Advanced Project Management - Practicum (Term B)

This course is intended as a culmination of a student’s work in the Project Management Major. Students will work in groups to manage a simulated project from scope to completion - encountering - and overcoming - challenges and complications along the way. This course will also provide students with an overview of the product life-cycle, governance, and other topics to help contextualize project work.