Three Rivers Community College is a community college located in Norwich, Connecticut. TRCC serves both the Southeastern Connecticut and eastern regions of the state with a variety of credit and non-credit degree and certificate programs designed to meet the dynamic needs of the learning community. The college has gone through changes over the years to completely fulfill its mission to provide accessible and yet affordable opportunities that meet the diverse educational requirements of the community. If you’re planning to attend TRCC, here are the hardest courses in the college that you should be aware of.
An introductory course in Forensic Accounting designed to provide students with the investigative tools, evidentiary requirements, litigation support and overview of the accounting and legal aspects of fraud. It includes fraud perpetrated against individuals and organizations, which includes employee theft, vender fraud, money laundering, customer fraud, and management fraud with respect to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Forensic Accounting goes beyond numbers, it will train and help you see the scenarios that helped create them.
This course offers a brief and comprehensive survey of important chemical theories and some of the applications of chemistry. Topics covered will include measurements in chemistry, atomic structures and chemical bonding, chemical reactions, states of matter, stoichiometry, theories of a solution, and basic organic and biochemical concepts. Chemistry, in general, is hard, so imagine how challenging packing its major concepts in one course.
This course is a comprehensive study of the gross anatomical structure and physiology of the human body pertaining to cells, tissues, membranes, organs, and the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, articular, muscular and nervous including special senses. Anatomy and Physiology is a two-semester course, and there is a lot of terminology that will be new to your ears. If you don’t have a solid ground on Chemistry before taking it, it’ll be quite difficult for you to grasp some of the psychological mechanisms.
This course is an introduction to the major systems of a commercial nuclear power plant. Designed for the student with no prior knowledge of engineering principles, it adheres to a systematic approach to operations and explains the underlying theoretical principles. The course focuses on Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) and Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) plant design. The course also presents an overview of the Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR), Fast Breeder Reactor (FBR), and High-Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor (HTGR). I don’t know about you, but all these terms sound challenging already.
This course provides the student with an understanding of fundamental legal principles and their applications to business transactions and to individual rights and obligations. Crimes and torts are examined, and special emphasis is placed on the study of the law of contracts. From these modules, they are all very simple, but the English legal system has a lot of content.
This course is a one-semester exploration of the basic principles of classical physics. Topics will include classical mechanics, electricity, vibrations, and waves. Students will have the opportunity to discover and explore the laws of physics using state-of-the-art instrumentation. According to many TRCC students, introductory physics is difficult. Most of them spend 50% of their studying for it, but they only manage to pull off an average grade.
This course covers a comprehensive study of microorganisms. Topics covered will include the basic characteristics, morphology, physiology, growth, reproduction, and genetics of bacteria, as well as a brief taxonomical survey of the following microbial life forms. Its emphasis will be on species that affect humans. Laboratory activities will include various techniques of staining, culturing, and isolating bacteria. To comprehend it thoroughly, you need to have a good understanding of multiple fields including chemistry, biochemistry, biology, genetics, and mathematics.
Engineering applications of Newtonian mechanics to dynamic forces, translational motion, work, impulse, and momentum will be taught. Topics include kinematics, the kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, vibrations, energy, and momentum conservation. It is extremely time consuming and if you just do the homework problems and call it a day, prepare for a mediocre grade.
The Geomatics course will offer students further skills required in the study of Geographical Information Systems, GPS, spatial analyzes, photogrammetry & cartography providing understanding and field experience. Cartography is used in the area pertaining to preserving indigenous lands and documenting water and land rights, urban and transportation planning, wildlife habitat preservation and environmental impact analysis. This course will enable students to apply geomatics skills and knowledge in a growing field. What makes it hard? It involves a lot of math!
This course deals with the fundamental principles of classical mechanics using techniques of algebra and trigonometry. Topics covered include vectors, kinematics, translational and rotational equilibrium, Newton’s laws of motion, gravitation, work, power, energy, impulse, momentum, and rotary motion. Mechanics involve theoretical approach which makes it rather difficult for most students. You have to learn first the where, and how the laws of mechanics are applied to better understand it.