2011-12 Student Catalog 
    
    Feb 05, 2023  
2011-12 Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Economics

  
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    ECO 220 - Introduction to Economic Crime Investigation

    3 Cr.


    This course deals with a growing problem that negatively impacts consumers, businesses, and government. The course will begin with defining economic crime and exploring the extent of the problem and its impact on society. Topics of coverage will include defining, detecting and preventing asset misappropriation, fraudulent disbursements, bribery and corruption, check and credit card fraud, insurance fraud, and consumer fraud. The role of the computer will be highlighted throughout the course. This course is for business, accounting, and criminal justice majors. Usually offered Spring semester.


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    ECO 221 - Money and Banking

    3 Cr.


    Money and Banking course is the study of the U.S. monetary system.  Students will learn the concept of money, the measurement of money supply and roles of different financial institutions within the framework of our overall economy. The Federal Reserve System and its role in control of money supply, hence, the rate of interest are analyzed. Once the students have an understanding of the relationship between money supply and the interest rate, they will learn the relationship among interest rates, Gross Domestic Product, unemployment and inflation. Meets SUNY General Education requirement for Social Sciences (S) (Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters.)


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Education

  
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    EDU 100 - ST: Explorations in Education

    1 Cr.


    This course surveys career opportunities within the teaching profession, will examine relevant information in the field of education, including academic and personal requirements, and will provide opportunities for planning and teaching. In addition, this course will assist students in defining career goals within the field and provide pertinent information regarding necessary skills to attain success in the field of education.


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    EDU 101 - Introduction to Careers in Teaching

    1 Cr.


    A survey of career opportunities within the teaching profession investigating the following issues: teacher roles, attributes typically needed to achieve career success and satisfaction; public school employment qualifications; career advantages and disadvantages; employment outlook; and career information resources. This course will also assist students to become more aware of related NCCC program offerings and questions related to transferring to a four-year program.


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    EDU 102 - Introduction to Educational Technology

    1 Cr.


    This course is designed for pre-service teacher education students who will be acquainted with the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) and 21st century technology skills. Students will create learning activities using a variety of classroom-based and on-line technologies such as blogs, wikis, podcasting, smart technologies, and so on. (Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters.)


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    EDU 110 - America Reads

    1 Cr.


    This course is designed for students accepted into the America Reads Program. After students are accepted, and while they work in their Pre-K or Kindergarten classroom placements, they will meet one hour weekly per semester to interact with their instructor and each other regarding their experiences. Problems needing to be solved, issues needing to be addressed and plans for the remainder of their placements will be discussed. Children’s literature will be explored and appropriate reading-readiness activities will be developed for use with the kindergarten students. Offered occasionally.

    Pre-Requisites: Minimum 2.5 G.P.A. or permission of the instructor. At least one semester at NCCC and/or 12 college-level transfer credits. Education major or interest in career working with children. Interview with the Program Coordinator or the instructor.
    Co-Requisites: Optional placements as tutor for co-op credit or as work-study student in “America Reads” program. Commitment to minimum of 24 hours per semester in tutoring at one of the Pre-K or Kindergartens in Niagara County or locations outside Niagara County as arranged by the America Reads Coordinator. The America Reads Program Coordinator will make the school placements where students will be overseen by supervising teachers.


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    EDU 120 - Disabilities Birth to Adolescence

    3 Cr.


    This course will familiarize students with the causation, assessment, and treatment of physical, emotional and cognitive disabilities experienced from birth through adolescence. An inter-disciplinary perspective including social work, rehabilitation, and exceptional education will be utilized in understanding the experiences of a person with a disability throughout the life stages of childhood and adolescence. Likewise, the role of the family member and helping professional will be addressed with an emphasis on the psycho-social aspects of disability. Major topics include socialization, legislation, demographics, intervention strategies, and ethical concerns. Also available as HUS 120. (Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters and also on line.)

    Pre-Requisites: AAC 042 and ENG 099 or waiver through testing


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    EDU 201 - Introduction to Elementary Education

    3 Cr.


    This course will help prospective elementary teachers acquire fundamental skills, knowledge, and attitudes accompanied by professionally related field experiences. This course will provide an informed basis for continued professional development in subsequent education courses. In addition, this course provides early opportunities for students to understand the field of teaching and to contemplate their individual career choices. Topics include: motives for teaching; rewards and responsibilities of teaching; expectations for new teachers; diversity in today’s schools; skills, strategies, knowledge, and attitudes of effective teachers; technology in today’s schools; curriculum overview; ethical and legal issues in today’s schools; characteristics of effective schools; job options in education; and professionalism. (Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters.)

    Pre-Requisites: ENG 101, EDU 101, minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
    Co-Requisites: Commitment to 20 hours of field experience in public or private school classrooms, grades K-6, with a NYS certified teacher.


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    EDU 206 - Introduction to Contemporary Education

    3 Cr.


    This course will give students a broad and comprehensive overview of the foundation of education in the United States. Students will investigate the significant educational issues from the various historical, philosophical, sociological, political, and economic perspectives. Specific attention will be focused on the contemporary interrelationships that exist between the schools and the general society. Students will complete 20 hours of field experience in a public or private school classroom, grades 1-6, with a NYS certified teacher. (Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters.)

    Pre-Requisites: ENG 101, EDU 201, minimum overall G.P.A. of 2.5.


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    EDU 207 - Infant & Toddler Care & Education

    3 Cr.


    This course introduces students to the unique wonders of the youngest children in early childhood education. Students will become familiar with the developmental needs of and program requirements for infants and toddlers. Students will plan developmentally appropriate activities to use with these age groups and implement them in a field placement. Special attention is given to the assessment of young children. Students will be required to spend 30 hours, outside of classroom time, in programs serving children birth to three years old. Also available as HUS 207.

    Co-Requisites: 30 Field Hours in a placement connected with the care and education of infants and toddlers.


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    EDU 208 - Early Childhood Education

    3 Cr.


    This course introduces the student to the profession of Early Childhood Education (ECE). Topics related to the education of infants and children birth to 6 years will be covered including, but not limited to, a history of ECE, observing the developing child (0 8 years), early childhood program models and developmental curriculum for the young child. Experiences with children birth to 8 years and/or in early childhood settings will be required. Also available as HUS 208. (Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters)


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    EDU 210 - Anti-bias Early Childhood Education

    3 Cr.


    This course focuses on various methods for teaching young children, birth to eight years, from an anti-bias perspective. Included will be ways to incorporate anti-bias attitudes and materials into an early childhood curriculum. Areas of bias to be covered include but are not limited to gender, age, ability, sexual orientation, culture, ethnicity, race and religious beliefs. Students will be encouraged to explore their own bias in relation to educating young children. Small group discussions, community speakers and field trips to Early Childhood Centers using an anti-bias curriculum are part of the course experience. Also available as HUS 210. (Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters and on-line.)

    Pre-Requisites: EDU/HUS 207 or EDU/HUS 208 or PSY 220 or permission of the instructor.


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    EDU 211 - Introduction to Literacy Instruction

    3 Cr.


    This course introduces students interested in elementary education to current literacy theories and practices supportive of diverse populations and congruent with NYS Learning Standards. Students are required to participate in school-based activities that support course objectives. They will complete a minimum of 20 hours of field experience in public or private school classrooms, grades 1-6, with NYS certified teachers. (Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters.)

    Pre-Requisites: EDU 201, ENG 101, and minimum overall G.P.A. of 2.5.


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Electrical Technology

  
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    ELT 110 - Principles of Electricity

    4 Cr.


    Electrical circuit concepts including both direct and alternating current. Concepts studied include current, voltage, resistance, and energy; Kirchhoff’s Laws; series parallel network analysis; Delta wye; Thevenin, Norton, superposition and maximum power transfer theorems; circuit analysis using branch and loop current methods; time varying signals; average and rms values; energy storage elements; switching transients and voltage current relationships; complex numbers, phasors, and impedance. (Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters.)

    Pre-requisite that can be met concurrently: MAT 111 or equivalent
    Co-Requisites: ELT 110L


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    ELT 112 - Principles of Electricity II

    3 Cr.


    This course is a continuation of ELT 110. This course will concentrate on application of time varying signals. Concepts studied include current, voltage, impedance and phase relationships as applied to RL, RC, and RLC circuits. Additional topics will include complex numbers, phasors, and the study of electromagnetic principles including Faraday’s and Lenz’s Laws. Concepts of Polyphone will also be introduced. (Usually offered Spring semester.)

    Pre-Requisites: ELT 110 and MAT 111 or equivalent.
    Co-Requisites: ELT112L


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    ELT 157 - Principles PC Operation & Servicing

    3 Cr.


    In this course, all major components of the PC will be covered as will the interconnection between the operating system and the hardware. Topics include: operating systems, system initialization, semiconductor memory, floppy drives, hard drive fundamentals, microprocessors, bus architecture, and interrupts. The DOS and Windows operating systems are used. Laboratory exercises will provide students practice in such skills as component removal and replacement, system configuration, and hard drive formatting. This course and CIS/ELT-158 will cover the objectives set forth by the A+ National Computer Technician Certification program. Also available as CIS 157.


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    ELT 221 - Power Systems Principles

    3 Cr.


    Integrated survey course of aspects of electric power including: review transformers, rotating machinery, power electronics, electronic motor control, power generation, transmission and distribution. Incorporated into the laboratory portion of the course will be the study of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s),

    Pre-Requisites: ELT 110.
    Co-Requisites: ELT221L


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    ELT 250 - Electrical Design Drafting CADD

    2 Cr.


    Design and preparation of associated electrical drawings such as drafting standards, industrial electrical layouts, lighting design and layout, printed circuit board design and layout, industrial controls layout, and the design of power diagrams. Concepts and theory will be applied in the laboratory using CADD equipment.

    Pre-Requisites: MET 110 and DRF 180
    Co-Requisites: ELT250L


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Emergency Management

  
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    EMG 150 - Principles of Emergency Management

    2 Cr.


    Principles of Emergency Management is intended to provide information that will enable persons just entering the profession or expanding their roles to have the ability to work with emergency management issues. The course provides an overview of the characteristics, functions, and resources of an integrated system and how various emergency management services work together in an integration of resources and capabilities. Emphasis will be placed on how this system is applied to all hazards for all government levels, across the four phases and all functions of emergency management. (Usually offered Fall semester.)


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    EMG 152 - Public Safety Critical Incident Management

    1 Cr.


    Public Safety Critical Incident Management provides students with information relevant to public safety forces (fire, police, and emergency medical services) roles and responsibilities when responding to an emergency. Additionally, the course also provides information dealing with support service agencies and the concerns and roles of private business and local government in supporting public safety forces in emergency situations. The course provides information to encourage cooperation of all groups and agencies at the scene of an emergency, with a key component focusing on the goals and critical tasks of each public safety agency operating at a given scene. (Usually offered Fall semester.)


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    EMG 160 - Developing Volunteer Resources

    1 Cr.


    Developing Volunteer Resources allows students to learn the necessary skills to be able to make appropriate volunteer assignments, structure programs to maintain or increase the skill levels of volunteers and motivate volunteers to both maintain readiness and operate effectively during emergency situations. (Usually offered Fall semester.)


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    EMG 162 - Resource & Donation Management

    2 Cr.


    This course is designed to provide Resource Management Coordinators with the knowledge and skills they need to perform resource management functions within the overall framework of the emergency operations center (EOC). This performance-based course is intended to introduce local officials (i.e., representatives of local governments and leaders of local voluntary organizations) to the concept of donations management and their roles and responsibilities in the donations management process. (Usually offered Fall semester.)


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    EMG 170 - Public Information Officer Basic Course

    3 Cr.


    The Public Information Officer Basic Course provides students with the basic skills needed to perform public information duties as they relate to emergency management. The course focuses on the definition of the job of the public information officer. The course assists participants with building the skills needed for this position, such as oral and written communications, understanding and working with the media, and the basic tools and techniques PIOs need to do the job. (Usually offered Fall semester.)


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    EMG 178 - Emergency Response Planning

    3 Cr.


    Planning is an essential function of an effective emergency management program and serves as a tool for emergency professionals in improving disaster management and public safety policies. The Emergency Response Planning Course provides emergency management and public safety personnel with the knowledge, skills and ability to develop or enhance their Comprehensive Emergency Management plans. The course will highlight the importance of building an integrated system for emergency planning that uses multi-agency teams to address mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. (Usually offered Spring semester.)

    Pre-requisites that may be met concurrently: EMG 150


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    EMG 180 - Emergency Management Leadership

    2 Cr.


    The Emergency Management Leadership course is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to lead and influence others in the demanding setting of emergency management by increasing their range of skills in a variety of interpersonal areas: conflict management, use of power group dynamics leadership and influence. Students are taught to clearly identify problems and their root causes so as to be able to determine the appropriate type of decision-making style. Using a suggested process of problem solving, participants will be able to apply creative solutions to both emergency and non-emergency situations, in an emergency management situation. (Usually offered Spring semester.)

    Pre-Requisites: EMG 150


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    EMG 182 - Basic Incident Command System

    1 Cr.


    The Basic Incident Command System course is designed to increase the participants’ knowledge and understanding of the Incident Command System. Utilizing both lecture and small group activities, participants will acquire the ability to organize and manage an incident through implementing the ICS. The material covered during the course includes an introduction to the principles and features of ICS, organizational overview, incident facilities, incident resources and common responsibilities of key ICS positions.

    Pre-requisites that may be met concurrently: EMG 152


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    EMG 184 - Emergency Response to Terrorism

    1 Cr.


    The Public Safety Emergency Response to Terrorism course provides the knowledge and skills needed by public safety forces that respond to terrorist acts. The course provides those public safety and related support personnel the information to understand terrorism; its root causes and motivations. The course also provides methods to enable students to recognize circumstances indicating a potential terrorist attack, and to protect themselves from a variety of potential dangers. (Usually offered Spring semester.)


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    EMG 252 - Disaster Response & Recovery Operations

    2 Cr.


    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the basic concepts and operations applicable in a disaster environment (particularly for major disasters) and enhance understanding of what the proper roles and responsibilities of various local and state emergency management officials are, why they matter, and how these roles and responsibilities relate to those carried out by the Federal government. To foster multi-level partnership, the course emphasizes the problem-solving aspects of disaster operations as well as associated coordination requirements.

    Pre-requisties that may be met concurrently: EMG 250


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    EMG 256 - Mitigation for Emergency Managers

    1.5 Cr.


    This course addresses the important roles of the emergency program manager or other local government representative in mitigation. It provides the emergency manager direction on how to implement into a locality recognized and accepted national mitigation strategies. The course provides students information helpful in the coordination of public safety agencies, local businesses and professional organizations. Also provided in the course is information on funding mitigation efforts through public and private sources. (Usually offered Fall semester.)

    Pre-requisites that may be met concurrently: EMG 150


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    EMG 262 - Intermediate Incident Command System

    1.5 Cr.


    The Intermediate Incident Command System course is designed to increase the participants’ knowledge and understanding of the Incident Command System. Utilizing lectures and small group activities, participants will acquire the ability to organize and manage staffing. The material covered during the course includes organization and staffing, organizing for incidents and events, incident resource management, air operations and incident and event planning. (Usually offered Fall semester.)

    Pre-Requisites: EMG 182


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    EMG 270 - Multi-Hazard Emergency Response Planning

    1 Cr.


    This course will provide participants with the basic information and tools needed to develop effective plans for the wide array of potential emergencies that schools may face. Participants completing the course will be able to explain the importance of effective planning to others and lead individuals in their schools and community through the process of developing an effective multi-hazard program. (Usually offered Fall semester.)

    Pre-requisites that can be met concurrently: EMG 178


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    EMG 278 - Emergency Operation Center (EOC) Management

    1.5 Cr.


    The EOC Management course provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to design, initiate, build and operate an Emergency Operations Center. The curriculum is designed using a performance-based approach, which emphasizes learning activities that are easily transferable to the job. (Usually offered Spring semester.)


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    EMG 280 - Emergency Exercise Program Management

    3 Cr.


    The Emergency Exercise Program Management course is intended to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to develop and conduct disaster exercises that will test a community’s emergency operations plan and operational response capability. (Usually offered Spring semester.)

    Pre-Requisites: EMG 150


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    EMG 282 - Advance Incident Command System

    1.5 Cr.


    The Advanced Incident Command System course is designed to increase the participants knowledge and understanding of the inherent flexibility of the Incident Command System to manage major or complex incidents. Utilizing both lectures and small group activities, participants will acquire the ability to organize and manage major or complex incidents. The material covered during the course includes command and general staff duties and responsibilities, unified command, major incident management and area command structures. (Usually offered Spring semester.)

    Co-Requisites: EMG 262


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    EMG 284 - Terrorism Response Planning

    2 Cr.


    This course will help emergency planners, first responders, and others at all levels to review their preparedness efforts and response capabilities to a terrorist incident. It will also assist participants in the ongoing re-evaluations of their threats, their current emergency operations plan and the implications of a terrorist incident on continuity of critical services and long-term recover. (Usually offered Spring semester.)

    Pre-Requisites: EMG 178


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Engineering Science

  
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    ENS 120 - Engineering Data & Applications

    3 Cr.


    An introductory course for beginning engineering students. Methods of reporting, calculating, interpreting and applying engineering and scientific data are reviewed. Topics include numerical expression of precision, computational methods, dimensional analysis, algebraic solutions of problems, error analysis, design and conduct of experiments along with tabular entry, graphical display and mathematical analysis of data. Extensive use of the Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet and mathematics software is included throughout this course.

    Pre-Requisites: MAT 111.


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    ENS 217 - Statics

    3 Cr.


    Application of mechanics to the study of static equilibrium. Topics included are vector algebra, moments and couples, equivalence of force systems, resultants, friction, first and second moments of area, moments and product of inertia, methods of virtual work, and total potential energy. (Usually offered Fall semester.)

    Pre-Requisites: MAT 222
    Pre-requisites that may be met concurrently: MAT 222


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    ENS 218 - Dynamics

    3 Cr.


    Application of mechanics to the study of motion of particles and rigid bodies. Topics will include: kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies; relative motion; work-energy method; impulse momentum method; and simple vibration. (Usually offered Spring semester.)

    Pre-Requisites: ENS 217 and MAT 222
    Pre-requisites that may be met concurrently: MAT 223


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    ENS 219 - Mechanics of Materials

    3 Cr.


    Concepts of stress and strain as applied to solid bodies and attachments under various types of loading. Includes normal stress, shear stress, axial loading, torsion, and combined stresses upon loading. Deflection and deformation of beams and columns are described along with failure of welded, riveted and bolted attachments.

    Pre-Requisites: ENS 217, MAT 222
    Pre-requisite that may be met concurrently: MAT 223


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English

  
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    ENG 099 - Writing Workshop

    3 Cr.


    This course is a workshop in writing. It will serve as a prerequisite for English 101 for those students who fall below college-level competency on an appropriate placement test. In a workshop setting, students will hone their composition skills. Toward this end, students will organize, drat, and revise essays. Particular attention will be paid to developing and supporting a thesis statement, effective dictation, sentence structure and paragraph development, and editing skills, including correct usage and punctuation.  (Usually offered Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.)

    Pre-Requisites: Required for students who score within a specific range on the College Placement Test.


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    ENG 101 - Writing I

    3 Cr.


    This course, based on writing as a process as well as rhetorical principles, is designed to develop effective non-fiction prose. Students will learn the use of documentation within the Modern Language Association (MLA) format. They will use writing to promote critical thinking. Meets SUNY General Education requirement for Basic Communication (C) (writing portion only) (Usually offered Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.)

    Pre-Requisites: ENG 099, AAC 042, or waiver through testing


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    ENG 102 - Writing II & Introduction to Literature

    3 Cr.


    This course reinforces writing skills emphasized in ENG 101, Writing I; presents more sophisticated writing skills, not included in ENG 101; and introduces students to the study of literature. Students will use writing to promote critical thinking. (Usually offered Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.)

    Pre-Requisites: ENG 101


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    ENG 145 - Journalism I

    3 Cr.


    An introduction to journalism, with emphasis on writing and research skills: writing for audience, focus, conciseness, punctuation, vocabulary, semantics, connotative language, and editing. Students will have hands-on experience in research, interviewing, and news reporting as they work with the staff of the College newspaper. The course will also introduce students to current issues in the field including libel, privacy, freedom of the press. Recommended for Liberal Arts, and Communications majors. (Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters.)

    Pre-Requisites: ENG 101 or permission of the instructor.


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    ENG 146 - Journalism II

    3 Cr.


    This is an advanced course in the higher-level writing skills required in the field of journalism (including newspapers, magazines, electronic journalism, and public relations). The course will offer weekly opportunities to develop analytical and reporting skills as students produce news and feature articles for the College newspaper. Students will also produce research papers on current national issues facing journalists. This course is recommended for students interested in a career in writing, for Liberal Arts students, especially those planning to major in English, Sociology, or Communications. (Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters.)

    Pre-Requisites: ENG/JRN 145 or permission of the instructor.


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    ENG 149 - Introduction to Linguistics I

    3 Cr.


    Informative but non-technical, ENG149 examines a variety of issues in the study of language, from the origin of human language to the differences between human language and animal communication systems, from the complex structure of grammar to the intriguing operation of meaning, and from language learning and teaching to patterns of linguistic behavior in different social and psychological context. Meets SUNY General Education requirement for Humanities (H) (Usually offered in the fall semester.)

    Pre-Requisites: ENG 101


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    ENG 205 - Creative Non-Fiction I

    3 Cr.


    This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn to write well; that is, to move from competence to effectiveness as a writer. The course focuses on nonfiction writing, including memoir, profile, and personal essay. Students in the course will work on those things that improve a writer’s style voice; clear tight prose; grammatical competence; syntactic confidence and versatility. Students will improve their ability to revise and edit. The course is recommended for anyone planning to major in writing or English, anyone planning to teach, and anyone who would like to become a stronger writer. Meets SUNY General Education requirement for The Arts (A)

    Pre-Requisites: ENG 101


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    ENG 206 - Creative Non-Fiction II

    3 Cr.


    This course is a continuation of ENG 205. Students will continue to hone their skills as effective nonfiction writers. In this course, however, students will have an opportunity to focus on a specific project designed with the instructor to allow students to explore in more depth a particular writing genre or topic. The course is recommended for anyone who is planning to major in English or writing, anyone planning to teach, and anyone who would like to become a strong writer. Meets SUNY General Education requirement for The Arts (A)

    Pre-Requisites: ENG 205


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    ENG 229 - Creative Writing I

    3 Cr.


    This course will provide students with the opportunity to write within the framework of various literary forms: essays, poetry, short stories. Classes will be conducted largely as seminars in which student writing will be discussed. Meets SUNY General Education requirement for The Arts (A) (Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters.)

    Pre-Requisites: ENG 102 or permission of the Humanities Division Chair.


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    ENG 230 - Creative Writing II

    3 Cr.


    This course will provide students with the further opportunity to write within the framework of a various literary forms; poetry and short stories. Classes will be conducted largely as seminars in which student writing will be discussed. Meets SUNY General Education requirement for The Arts (A) (Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters.)

    Pre-Requisites: ENG 229 or permission of the Humanities Division Chair.


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English as Second Language

  
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    ESL 025 - English as a Second Language/Reading

    3 Cr.


    This course is designed for students whose academic foundation in the area of reading English is in need of strengthening. The course will provide strategies for more effective and efficient reading from decoding to comprehension. Improving and developing vocabulary, dictionary skills, literal and critical comprehension skills will be emphasized. Credits apply only to the College’s academic foundations requirement.

    Pre-Requisites: Score below 75 on the COMPASS ESL ReadingTest.


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    ESL 026 - English as a Second Language/Writing

    3 Cr.


    This course is designed to help English as a Second Language students to improve their understanding and use of standard English grammar. Students will practice recognizing tense markers, word order and definite and indefinite articles by studying specific models. They will also practice writing these forms on specifically assigned topics and free-writing.

    Pre-Requisites: Score below 75 on the COMPASS ESL Grammar/Usage Test.


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    ESL 027 - ESL Speaking/Listening

    3 Cr.


    This course is designed for English as a Second Language students who need to improve their conversational and aural comprehension abilities in English. Students will practice understanding idiomatic expressions, pronunciation and intonation patterns as well as aural comprehension through role-play with classmates and native speakers, modeling acceptable speech by repeating after the instructor and taped exercises.

    Pre-Requisites: Through advisement, students scoring below 80 on the Compass ESL Listening Test will be recommended for ESL 027.


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Experience in Liberal Arts

  
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    ELA 100 - Experience Liberal Arts I

    1 Cr.


    The Experience in Liberal Arts is an interdisplinary course incorporating a variety of topics related to art, music, literature, social sciences, philosophy, and other areas in the liberal arts.  The course usue a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional formats including lecture, panels, audiovisual presentations, live performances, and informal discussions.  The series of liberal arts experiences which a  student chooses in order to accomplish his/her fifteen hours of interaction (twelve sessions) may involve writing a reaction or an evaluation of the experience, researching a given point made during the presentation, fulfilling preparation guidelines prior to the experience or other activities which measure of the student’s comprehension of the “thrust” of a particular “experience”.
      Fall and Spring


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Food Service

  
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    FSC 100 - Foundations of Food Prep

    3 Cr.


    This course will teach students the basics of food preparation. The course will be devoted to students who need elementary work in a food laboratory. The student will be required to learn all proper weighing and measuring techniques. Knife use, whip, and rolling techniques will be taught and constantly monitored throughout the course. Safety and sanitation will be an integral part of the course. The course will cover simple cooking and baking recipes. There will be a large quantity component in the course ; Food for Fifty cooking experience will be required. Other areas of production will be on simple salad, dressing, sandwiches, egg dishes, baked foods, and other simple recipes. This course will be a hands-on laboratory course. (Usually offered Fall semester.)


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    FSC 140 - Food Science

    2 Cr.


    This course will be a scientific discussion of food starting as simply as the use of water in food services and in cooking. Using elementary chemistry, food ingredients such as sugars, starches and proteins will be discussed as cooking ingredients. The changes that occur in each ingredient will be explored. Some foods in the body and how they are processed will be discussed. Cooking and cooling of foods will be explored. Using food package labels, the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowances will be investigated. Organic foods, vegetarian diets and modern food methods will be explored as they move from the food fringe into products served professionally. The theory and benefits of recycling food and materials in food service will be discussed. The science of food will be stressed. (Usually offered Spring semester.)


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French

  
  
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    FRE 102 - Elementary French II

    3 Cr.


    FRE 102 is sequential to FRE 101 and a continuation of the study of the structure of the French language and the development of the four basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Introduction to French culture. Meets SUNY General Education requirement for Foreign Languages (L) (Usually offered Spring semester.)

    Pre-Requisites: FRE 101


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    FRE 204 - Intermediate French II

    3 Cr.


    FRE 204 is sequential to FRE 203 and a continuation of the development of the audio-lingual skills and a review of the grammar. The course emphasizes the development of reading skills through selected short stories and serves also as an introduction to the fundamentals of composition. Meets SUNY General Education requirement for Foreign Languages (L) (Usually offered Spring semester.)

    Pre-Requisites: FRE 203 or permission of the instructor.


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General Studies

  
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    GES 100 - College Success

    1 Cr.


    This course gives new students a very thorough orientation to NCCC and the General Studies curriculum. Students will also learn a variety of success strategies that will directly contribute to their academic success. These success strategies may cover such topics as time management, resolving career undecidedness, study strategies, developing library/research skills, identifying barriers to success, test taking strategies, goal setting, and education planning. (Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters.)


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    GES 120 - College & Career Planning Skills

    3 Cr.


    This course is designed for the student seeking increased effectiveness in college and in the world of work. Main topic areas to be covered are career planning (self-exploration, career research, decision making, job hunting skills, etc.), college transition preparation (admission/financial aid process, support services), academic skills ( listening, note-taking, memory, test-taking, reading, learning styles, etc.), and self-management skills (time management, concentration, self-responsibility, etc.). Students will learn tools to create continued academic and career success.


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    GES 121 - Career Planning Seminar

    3 Cr.


    A small group discussion course specifically designed for students who are unsure of their career direction. Students will be helped in establishing their vocational and educational goals. Skills such as decision making, goal setting, and self assessment as they relate to career choice will be learned as students are guided through the career development process. (Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters.)


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    GES 122 - Employment Readiness

    1 Cr.


    A practical orientation to the successful job search focusing on how to package, market, and sell yourself. Learning objectives will focus on resume preparation, interview techniques, networking, and researching job leads. The course prepares students to obtain employment. (Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters.)


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    GES 123 - Financial Basics for College & Life

    1 Cr.


    This course gives students an understanding of how to make wise decisions regarding financial resources during college and through adult life.  Students will learn about sources of financial assistance in college and the rights and responsibilities of students receiving financial aid.  Topics that will directly contribute to their current and future financial stability will be presented including:  the value of a college education, budget development, credit and credit cards, saving and investing, identity theft, and debt management. Offered Fall and Spring semesters.


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    GES 129 - Personal Growth & Development

    3 Cr.


    A group learning experience designed to help students maximize their unique potential for personal growth through analysis of behaviors and attitudes and the study of their impact on interpersonal relationships. This will be accomplished through the use of selected readings, group discussion and structured group activities. (Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters.)


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    GES 131 - ST: Career Transitions Seminar

    3 Cr.


    A small group discussion course specifically designed for adult students who are unsure of their career direction or who wish to pursue a different career direction. Students will establish their educational and career goals. Skills such as self-assessment, decision-making, and goal setting as they relate to career choice will be utilized as students are guided through the career development process.


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    GES 135 - Careers in Health Care & Human Services

    3 Cr.


    This course introduces students to careers in the health care industry and assists students in to make the determination if a career in health care or human services is appropriate. Course content includes: characteristics of health care personnel, personal assessment as a health care worker, levels of education required for various occupations, certification, and licensing, health care systems, health care terms, overview of medical ethics, employment rights and responsibilities, current issues and trends in health care, and legislative and economic influences in the delivery of health care services.


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    GES 180 - Personal & Academic Success

    1 Cr.


    This course is designed to assist continuing students in reaching their academic goals. Students will be guided through a series of activities to integrate critical thinking, self-evaluation, and academic improvement. The College’s academic policies will be presented. Additional topics, as needed by the class, will be included e.g., time management, test anxiety etc. Because strategies for academic success will be emphasized, this course is recommended for students on Academic Warning or Probation. (Offered Fall and Spring semesters.)


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    SSC 101 - College Success: Social Sciences

    1 Cr.


    The student’s success in college will be increased by assisting the student in obtaining the knowledge and skills necessary to reach his/her educational objectives.  The following topics will be addressed as they relate to student success within the Social Science Curricula :  Orientation to the College and its support services, the College catalog, time management and study skills, library research skills, problem solving, goal setting, esteem and stress management strategies.  (Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters.)


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General Technology

  
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    TEC 100 - College Success: English Technology

    1 Cr.


    The student’s success in college will be increased by assisting the student in obtaining the knowledge and skills necessary to reach his/her educational objectives. The following topics will be addressed as they relate to student success within the Technology curriculum: Orientation to the College and its support services, the College catalog, time management and study skills, orientation to laboratories and the personal computer, technical careers.


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    TEC 110 - Introduction to Technical Calculations

    1 Cr.


    An introduction to the handling of technical data. Scientific functions of the hand held calculator and basic use of the personal computer are covered. Topics include scientific notation, significant figures, and computation by means of the calculator and computer. Basic use of the Computer Operating System and electronic spreadsheets for both computation and plotting graphs are included. (Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters.)

    Pre-Requisites: MAT 003


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    TEC 120 - Applied Engineering Mechanics

    3 Cr.


    An applied science course involving a study of basic principles of mechanics and applications. Topics include forces, moments, resultants, equivalent force systems, couples, equilibrium, friction, centroids and center of gravity, moments of inertia, kinematics of particles and bodies, Newton’s Second Law, work/energy methods, and impulse momentum. (Usually offered Spring semester.)

    Pre-Requisites: MAT 111 or higher and TEC 121 (recommended).
    Co-Requisites: MAT 111 or higher and TEC 121 (recommended).


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    TEC 250 - Introduction to Robotics

    2 Cr.


    This course will introduce the fundamental concepts and characteristics of industrial robots. Topics such as robot architecture, kinematics and capabilities will be studied. Features of end effectors, programming methods of both servo and non-servo robots, typical applications and major manufacturers will also be considered. Laboratory sessions will involve “hands on” programming with teach pendants and personal computers and determination of typical robot operating parameters leading to the operation of work cells. (Usually offered Spring semester.)

    Pre-Requisites: Elementary Algebra
    Co-Requisites: TEC250L


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Geography

  
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    GEO 101 - Introduction to Geography

    3 Cr.


    An introduction to world regional geography organized around developed and less developed regions. Provides an overview of the regional geography of the world, a basic systematic geography and examples of thematic analysis. Meets SUNY General Education requirement for Social Sciences (SS) (Usually offered Fall semester.)


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    GEO 103 - World Environment

    3 Cr.


    This is a world environment course which addresses the fundamental principles of Physical Geography by the study of Earth processes. The surface of our planet has been sculpted by water, wind and ice for millennia to give a wide variety of landscapes. The earth itself can be divided into five spheres for study: Lithosphere, Hydrosphere, Cryosphere, Atmosphere and Biosphere. An understanding of these forces and the way they interact to produce the natural environment in which we all live has become essential. As settlements move deeper into marginal lands and encroach hazardous areas we need to consider carefully the costs of such development to people and property. Many disasters are not the fault of nature but the fault of humanity placing itself in harm’s way.


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    GEO 111 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

    3 Cr.


    This course addresses the fundamental principles of geography by utilizing geographic information systems (GIS) software. GIS is a spatial analysis system designed to improve environmental decision-making. Major topics include the examination of how digital earth resources data are collected, stored, analyzed and displayed while emphasizing natural resource problems. In addition, the use of other geographic technologies will be examined such as mapping, aerial photography, remote sensing and global positioning systems and their relationship to GIS.


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    GEO 121 - Remote Sensing and Aerial Photogrammetry

    3 Cr.


    Remote Sensing involves the collection of information from a distance and using it to analyze and interpret small or large areas of the Earth’s surface or any extra-terrestrial body. There are many satellites in orbit today that can collect imagery via photography, electronic sensor arrays, thermal sensors, radar, laser, microwave and other devices which scan the wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum. All this data and imagery require a trained `eye’ and sophisticated computer software if they are to be interpreted and used effectively in tasks such as managing our environment. Photogrammetry is the technique of measuring objects (2D or 3D) from photographs or digital imagery.


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    GEO 200 - Advanced Geographic Information Systems

    3 Cr.


    This course will make use of the latest GIS software available from ESRI and other GIS software producers. This will ensure that students are prepared to make use of its tools and be ready to use it in any future workplace. The course will follow a series of tutorials and then the student will develop proficiency by applying their skills in a series of exercises.

    Pre-Requisites: GEO 111 or GEO 121 or permission of the instructor.


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    GEO 202 - Applied Geographic Information Systems

    3 Cr.


    This course will build upon the introductory level courses. It will add the more advanced skills required to complete an independent project by using the latest version of the GIS software that is available. The students will work their way through a series of skill building exercises before submitting a proposal for their project. The project will include an introduction, specific objectives, methodology, data sources and a work plan. The project should deal with issues in the adjacent region.

    Pre-Requisites: GEO 111 or GEO 121 or permission of the instructor.


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German

  
  
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    GER 102 - Elementary German II

    3 Cr.


    Elementary German II is sequential to GER 101, Elementary German I, and a continuation of the study of the structure of the German language and the development of the four basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course serves also as an introduction to the German culture. Meets SUNY General Education requirement for Foreign Languages (L) (Usually offered Spring semester.)

    Pre-Requisites: GER 101 or permission of the instructor.


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Health Education

  
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    HED 201 - Healthful Living

    3 Cr.


    A comprehensive overview of current health and wellness themes that will assist students in critical thinking and making well informed decisions regarding health related issues. Topic areas include drug misuse and abuse, nutrition and weight management, human sexuality, stress reduction, cancer prevention, cardiovascular disease and others. Completion of this course fulfills the State Education mandated Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting, Drug Education for Teachers and Schools Against Violence in Education seminars. (Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters.)


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    HED 204 - Drugs and Society

    3 Cr.


    A comprehensive course of current drug related issues that focuses on such themes as values clarification, legal drug use and abuse, trends and factors influencing drug misuse and abuse, fundamental pharmacology and neurophysiology, prevention, rehabilitation and legal issues. (Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters.)


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    HED 207 - Community Health

    3 Cr.


    Study of the comprehensive health services both public and private that deliver preventive, curative and restorative health care to any selected community. The interdependent characteristics of these services, the community environment, the philosophy of society toward health care and the financial foundations will each be investigated in this course. (Usually offered Spring semester.)


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    HED 214 - Advanced First Aid & CPR

    2 Cr.


    This course prepares a student as a caregiver in First Aid and CPR. It also emphasizes the importance of a safe, healthy lifestyle, and knowledge to prevent lifestyle related injuries and/or illnesses. American Red Cross guidelines and sanctions are adhered to. Certifications in “CPR for the Professional Rescuer”, “Responding to Emergencies”, and “Automated External Defibrillator” are awarded to students who successfully complete the written and practical exams. (Usually offered Fall and Spring semesters)


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