Pre-Professional CAT Community

What is a Pre-Professional CAT Community?

Pre-Professional CAT Communities allow students with the same major and/or career interest to take courses in their field of study while working with a professor and undergraduate learning assistant in their same discipline.

Art of Engineering [Math Section]

This learning community focuses on developing a solid understanding of the importance of science as a foundation for engineering while working to improve the students' ability to communicate, especially science and engineering design, with a diverse group of people.

Students in this learning community must enroll in section B of BAE 101 Introduction to Biological and Agricultural Engineering and Technology (Tue 2:30) as well as section 01L of MATH 220 Calculus 1 (Tue/Thu 8:30) and the section D recitation for MATH 220 (WF 8:30). They are also encouraged to enroll in both CHM 210 Chemistry 1 (choose any section, though MWF 1:30 is preferred) and a special section of COMM 105 Public Speaking 1 (MW 9:30) set aside for the Art of Engineering CAT Communities.

Required Courses

MATH 220 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (Lecture), section 01L [12379]

MATH 220 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (Recitation), section D [12365]

MATH 220 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (Quiz), section 01Q [13781]

BAE 101 Introduction to Biological and Agricultural Engineering and Technology, section B [15804]

Recommended Courses

CHM 210 Chemistry 1, section D [10777] or alternate section

CHM 210 Chemistry 1 (Quiz), section 01Q [10728]

CHM 210 Chemistry 1 (Lab), lab section of your choice

COMM 105 Public Speaking 1, section D [13596] or alternate section

 

Art of Engineering [Chemistry Section]

This learning community focuses on developing a solid understanding of the importance of science as a foundation for engineering while working to improve the students' ability to communicate, especially science and engineering design, with a diverse group of people.

Students in this learning community must enroll in section C of BAE 101 Introduction to Biological and Agricultural Engineering (Thu 1:30) as well as section D of CHM 210 Chemistry 1 (MWF 1:30). They are also encouraged to enroll in both section 01L of MATH 220 Calculus 1 (Tue/Thu 8:30) and the section D recitation for MATH 220 (WF 8:30) as well as a special section of COMM 105 Public Speaking 1 (MW 9:30) set aside for the Art of Engineering CAT Communities.

Required Courses

CHM 210 Chemistry 1 (Lecture), section D [10777] or alternate section

CHM 210 Chemistry 1 (Quiz), section 01Q [10728]

CHM 210 Chemistry 1 (Lab), lab section of your choice

BAE 101 Introduction to Biological and Agricultural Engineering and Technology, section C [15805]

Recommended Courses

COMM 105 Public Speaking 1, section D [13596] or alternate section

MATH 220 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (Lecture), section 01L [12379]

MATH 220 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (Recitation), section D [12365]

MATH 220 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (Quiz), section 01Q [13781]

 

Business Decisions and Economic Uncertainty

How does a recession affect individual businesses?  Why do some businesses make more money in lean times?  How can a business protect itself against risks from outside its own walls?  Take a look at why the economy is important to the various aspects of a business from management to marketing to timing when to start a new business.

ECON 110 Principles of Macroeconomics, section A [11196]

GENBA 110 Business Foundations, section B [14520}

GENBA 498 Business Decisions and Economic Uncertainty, section J [17230]

 

The Business of Hospitality

Have you ever thought about owning or managing your own hospitality business like a restaurant, sports bar, bed and breakfast, hotel or becoming an event planner, wedding planner, or managing a country club? This CAT Community will blend business and hospitality together to see how others have successfully built their own businesses and careers with their successes and challenges along the way in one of the largest industries in the world.

ENTRP 340 Introduction to Entrepreneurship, section A [14228]

HMD 120 Intro to Hospitality Industry, section A [13525]

HMD 499 Business of Hospitality, section C [14544]

 

 

The Law and Society

This CAT Community connects a U.S. politics course and a moral philosophy course, and it is designed for students interested in the Pre-Law Program at K-State. The connections class will also include discussion about career paths for law students, and it includes interaction with the Pre-Law Advisor.

PHILO 130 Introduction to Moral Philosophy, section A [12777]  

POLSC 115 U.S. Politics, section B [14749]

DAS 199 Law and Society, section N [14552]

Leadership for Agricultural Advocacy

Develop your advocacy skills for the agricultural industry by examining assumptions of advocacy and leadership.  Explore and engage agricultural issues from the perspective of multiple stakeholders and develop your skills in critical thinking, communication, and productive conflict. This class will be highly interactive and discussion-based. We will focus on current events and engage with industry leaders.

LEAD 212 Introduction to Leadership Concepts, section E [11419]

ASI 102 Principles of Animal Science, section A [10352

GENAG 200 Leadership for Agricultural Advocacy, section A [16833]

Pre-Physical Therapy

The Pre-Physical Therapy CAT community connects students enrolled in the courses Biobehavioral Basis of Physical Activity and General Psychology. The CAT community is focused around the Physical Therapy profession and examines requirements, education, and opportunities. Discussion of the content of the courses and the career of Physical Therapy will be integrated to enhance student understanding.

KIN 220 Bio Beh Basis Phys Activity (Lecture), section 01L [12158]

KIN 220 Bio Beh Basics Phys Activity (Lab), section H [12166]

PSYCH 110 General Psychology, section N [12979]

DAS 199 Pre-Physical Therapy, section B [11100]

 

Profitability in Livestock Enterprises

This CAT Community focuses on a practical discussion of how the Principles of Animal Science and Principles of Agricultural Economics course intersect around the issue of profitability in livestock operations. Economic, management, and production factors that impact the costs, revenues and profitability of livestock enterprises will be examined. Paradigms that result in successful academic performance and meeting academic and career goals will also be discussed. Livestock production experience is recommended.

AGEC 120 Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, section A [10061]

ASI 102 Principles of Animal Science, section A [10352]

GENAG 200 Profitability in Livestock Enterprises, section D [14611]

 

 

To request a space in one of these CAT communities, please email kstatefirst@k-state.edu.