general education

In addition to four robust curricula of technical education courses, The Landing School also offers students a rich array of general education courses. Whether you are a diploma student or pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree, these courses are available to enrich your educational experience at no additional charge.


MAT 110 TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS (2 CREDITS)

Students learn the basic math used by boat builders, designers and marine technicians. Topics covered include: real number system, integers, decimals, fractions, proportions, percents, powers and roots, conversion within and between measurement systems, reading and creating graphs, Cartesian coordinate systems, polar coordinate systems, perimeter, area and volume of simple and composite geometric shapes, and the trapezoidal rule. The course also covers basic algebra including: properties of operations and equality; evaluation and order of operations, polynomials, linear equations, and second order equations.
 

ENG 110 TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION (2 CREDITS)

Students learn to: (1) Approach written communication through a structural lens and create professional written documents, (2) approach oral communication understanding the dimensions of diversity, (3) understand and apply sales techniques in oral communication, (4) communicate effectively using drawings, figures, and graphic data presentation, (5) communicate effectively using PowerPoint, (6) synthesize and apply written, oral and graphic skills.


BUS 110 MANAGEMENT IN THE MARINE INDUSTRY (2 CREDITS)

Technical project success is predicated upon delivering the project on schedule, within budget, and within specifications to a customer or sponsor. Delivering marine industry project success requires  technical expertise in the relevant industry domain as well as skills in project management and leadership. In this course students learn to: (1) Define a project as a system and specify its mission, (2) decompose a project into appropriate work packages, (3) use deterministic and probabilistic methods to plan the project, (4) use methods and metrics to measure project progress, (5) manage change during project execution, (6) use quantitative and qualitative methods for decision-making, (7) use psychometric frameworks to better understand human behavior, (8) understand and apply appropriate motivational strategies for enhanced workforce performance.


BUS 120 MARINA AND BOATYARD OPERATIONS (2 CREDITS)

Fundamental to managing projects and people in the marine industry is a keen understanding of the industry as a system and the internal and external entities that affect its operation. In this course, these four areas of knowledge – boatyards and marina management, environmental regulations, enterprise awareness and occupational health and safety – are the keel of the course content. In this course students learn to: (1) Define the primary roles and responsibilities of boatyard and marina workers, (2) describe the fundamental laws and regulations pertaining to lawful operation of marinas and boatyards, (3) describe best practices associated with boatyard and marina management, (4) identify and follow applicable OSHA regulations for workplace safety.