Junior Scholars Program

Course Descriptions, Locations and Schedule
Other Activities Included
Contact Information

Program Description
The Scholars Program is offered by DeVry University for high school students interested in earning college credits in business and technology.

If you are a high school junior with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, you are eligible to apply for one of these tuition awards.

A college education is essential in today's high-tech fast paced world. Our college courses are a great first step toward achieving this goal. DeVry courses provide you with high quality, hands-on instruction. DeVry is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.


Additional Information

  • The Scholarship covers tuition only.
  • Scholar students are responsible for the cost of textbooks and materials.
  • Scholar students have the opportunity to use DeVry labs, library, and tutoring services.
  • Scholar students must register on the DeVry campus by registration deadline.
  • Scholar students must have a verified cumulative grade point of at least 3.0 and may be required to take a pre-qualifying DeVry-administered placement examination.
  • Class space is limited. Enrollment is based on registration, not on application.
  • Two years of high school algebra is highly recommended.

Course Descriptions, Locations and Schedule
All classes and times are subject to cancellation or change without notice

Intro to Business & Technology, BUSN115
Students are introduced to business and the business environment. Students examine the roles of major functional areas of business and interrelationships among them. Organizational theories and techniques are explored. Economic, cultural, political and technological factors affecting business are evaluated. Students will complete a mini-business plan project.
Credit Hours: 3
Colorado Springs campus: July 6 - July 30, 2004 (afternoons)
Westminster campus: July 6 - July 30, 2004 (afternoons)
Registration deadline: Friday, June 25.

PC Systems and Networks, COMP128
Students explore the PC system from a hardware and operating system point of view and are introduced to PC networking. Hardware topics include system boards, processors, memory, power supplies, input/output ports, internal adapters, printers and basic networking devices. Operating systems include peer-to-peer and client/server configurations. Lab exercises include tools and techniques to install, configure, upgrade, diagnose and maintain PC hardware and software components and operating systems. The course includes a lab-based project.
Credit Hours: 5
Colorado Springs campus: June 28 - August 6, 2004 (afternoons)
Westminster campus: June 28 - August 6, 2004 (afternoons)
Registration deadline: Friday, June 18

Programming Logic & Design, CIS120
This course introduces the basics of programming logic as well as algorithm design and development using tools such as flowcharts, structure charts or pseudocode. Students learn basic constructs of programming including constants, variables, expressions and control structures for sequential, iterative and decision processing. Students will complete a project using a contemporary object-oriented programming language.
Credit Hours: 5
Westminster campus: June 28 - August 6, 2004 (afternoons)
Registration deadline: Friday, June 18

Digital Circuits, EET122
Students will be introduced to digital technology and the fundamentals of digital logic design. Topics include: Boolean algebra, truth tables, timing diagrams, K-maps and logic gates. Application concepts focuses on combinational circuits such as adders, parity checkers, decoders and multiplexers using both fixed-function integrated circuits and programmable logic devices. Basic electrical concepts such as current, voltage and resistance are also included. Students will use situational software for analysis and trouble-shooting and complete a digital combinational circuits project.
Credit Hours: 5
Westminster campus: June 28 - August 6, 2004 (afternoons)
Registration deadline: Friday, June 18

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving, COLL147
Students master the fundamentals of effective problem solving and apply them to a range of practical problems. Includes problem-solving methodologies, research strategies, logical reasoning, critical analysis and cooperative learning. This course is a first-year college course that applies to all DeVry degree programs. It is offered prior to all other Scholars courses in order to allow students to complete an additional course during the summer months.
Credit Hours: 2
Westminster campus: June 7 - June 25, 2004 (afternoons)
Registration deadline: Friday, May 28

Other Activities Included in the Junior Scholars Program

Local industry leaders host an onsite event and answer questions that are related to the career or study field that the students are interested in. RealBiz tours have included such companies as Ball Aerospace, Six Flags - Elitch Gardens and FedEx.

How to Get Free Money for College 101: Student Workshop
Students will be introduced to the scholarship research and application process. They will become aware of the vast amount of education funds that are available to students each year. Students will have access to assistance in the research and essay process throughout their senior year of high school.

How to Pay for College 102: Parent Workshop
Parents are invited to an evening of information regarding funding options for college including FAFSA, Stafford and Plus Loans, Pell Grants, SEOG, Colorado State grant, plus an array of alternative financing options.

TechGirls is a mentorship program that introduces Junior Scholars to successful careers for women in business and technology. Mentors share their successes, challenges and secrets, as well as, their outlook on career opportunities.

Contact Information
If you have questions, please contact Shari L. Meisel, Director of Educational Outreach Services at 303/280-7592 or email smeisel@den.devry.edu.

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