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Saturday Program for High-School Students

Do you want to get a head start on college? If so, consider spending Saturday mornings during the school year at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) and earn college credits while getting a taste of college life.

FDU’s 13-week Saturday program gives talented high-school students an opportunity throughout the year to enrich their academic experience, develop valuable skills and learn cutting-edge techniques in exciting college-level courses. All classes are taught by FDU instructors at our two New Jersey campuses, and support a rigorous and exciting introduction to explorations in STEM, business and design. Upon successful completion of each course students receive a transcript indicating the grade received based on FDU’s grading system.

The Saturday program is open to all high school students and recent high school graduates. Fall 2018 classes are held 9 AM to 12:15 PM and run every Saturday from September 29 to December 15 during the fall semester.

Fall 2018 Course Offerings

Metro Campus: September 29 to December 15, 9 AM to 12:15 PM

  • Survey of Computers and Computer Software (3 credits)

    History of computers, hardware and software systems, files and data bases, algorithms, personal computers, computer communications and networking, computers and society: applications, issues and responsibilities.

  • Intro to Financial Accounting (3 credits)

    An introduction to the concepts underlying an accounting information system. Transactions are analyzed, recorded, and summarized into a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. Additional topics include fixed asset acquisitions and disposals, patents, franchises, goodwill, bond amortization, bond premiums and discounts, common and preferred stock issuance, dividends, and treasury stock issuance and retirement.

Florham Campus: September 29 to December 15, 9 AM to 12:15 PM

  • Intro to Computer Programming (3 credits)

    An introduction to computer programming using the C# language with emphasis on good software engineering practice and basic computer-science concepts. Topics include algorithm, design, top-down design, forms and controls, decision structures, loops, methods, arrays and lists

  • Contemporary Mathematics (3 credits)

    An introduction to mathematical concepts relevant to the modern world. Topics include graph theory, planning and scheduling, linear programming, analysis of data, probability, social choice, weighted voting systems, game theory, growth and form, the size of populations, measurement and patterns.

  • General Psychology (3 credits)

    An introduction to basic and essential principles and practices of contemporary psychology. Topics included are psychological methods, motivation, emotion, perception, learning, thinking, problem-solving, intelligence, personality development.

  • Intro to Financial Accounting (3 credits)

    An introduction to the concepts underlying an accounting information system. Transactions are analyzed, recorded, and summarized into a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. Additional topics include fixed asset acquisitions and disposals, patents, franchises, goodwill, bond amortization, bond premiums and discounts, common and preferred stock issuance, dividends, and treasury stock issuance and retirement.


Program Fee: $699 per 3-credit course

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Saturday Program

Fairleigh Dickinson University

1000 River Road, H-DH1-02

Teaneck, NJ 07666

 

Email: saturdayprogram@fdu.edu

Phone: 201-692-7366