One of the great ways that students can earn CEU credit is by participating in a CCSF Canvas workshop. This type of workshop offers both science and non-science related topics, allowing students to expand their knowledge as they work towards earning their associate degree. An associate degree is earned by enrolling in a four-year college or university that offers courses in chemistry, biology, physics and chemistry, environmental science and other natural sciences. Along with increasing one's educational qualifications, participating in a workshop provides a wonderful opportunity for students to interact with professionals who are considered experts in their field.
Some of the topics that are covered in a CCSF Canvas workshop may include the types of molds available for polymer chemistry, as well as the types of materials that can be used to create the different molds. The techniques that are used to create natural fabrics such as shawls and throws, as well as the types of laces and beads that can be used in beadwork can all be discussed in a workshop. An Associate's degree program in chemistry offers classes in organic chemistry, and many associate degree programs in chemistry offer classes in graphic design. Using the information gained from the CCSF workshop participants will allow students to understand and complete research based assignments and coursework. Students will also have the skills necessary to write an impressive thesis or dissertation.
A CCSF Canvas workshop is a very hands-on experience for students because they will be working directly with a chemistry lab instructor. The instructors are usually professional scientists who are recognized as experts in their field. These experts typically have extensive research and academic backgrounds in their specific fields. An example of a participating instructor would be Paul Braterman, who is an astrochemist and professor at the University of British Columbia in Canada. In addition to participating in lectures, lab classes, and lectures, participants will also have the opportunity to work side by side with faculty members in a hands on laboratory setting.
During a typical workshop, students will learn about basic scientific concepts, such as how to determine the identity and structure of a protein molecule. They will also learn about inorganic and organic chemistry, molecular biology, and the role of enzymes in metabolism. A completion slip of a project based on one of these concepts will be required. If a student is unable to complete a project based on a topic taught in a workshop, he or she may need to read from the supplemental reading materials provided or find a student who has successfully completed the assigned project.
The cost of a CCSF workshop will depend on the number of sessions required. The price list will outline the number of sessions up to which credits . . . . . . will be earned. Some workshops provide additional credit for multiple units completed during the workshop. Students should ensure that they are receiving all the credit required for their work in a workshop that is congruent with their major's requirements.
Before enrolling in a CCSF Canvas workshop, students must first complete all their general education requirements. After completing these requirements, they will be able to enroll in a topical workshop. In most cases, a student will need to successfully complete a placement exam in order to qualify for credit. This will help them ensure that they are taking classes that are congruent with their major's requirements.