College Courses Offered - College Now

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Qualified students at QCC’s partner College Now high schools can enroll in college-level courses.


Course offerings may vary each semester. Below is a list of current College Now courses scheduled for 2014 - 2015:

 

Please consult your College Now high school liaison to find out what classes are offered at your high school and to inquire about eligibility.

College Credit Course Descriptions

 

BI-110    Fundamentals of Life Science
3 class hours  3 credits
Prerequisite: Minimum score 75+ ELA Regents or 480+ Verbal SAT
Presents basic concepts of the life sciences, includes scientific measurement. the properties of matter and energy on which life is dependent, and levels of organization.

BI-170    Plants and People
3 class hours  3 credits
Prerequisite: Minimum score 75+ ELA Regents or 480+ Verbal SAT
Plant forms and functions including plant evolution, ecology, heredity and diseases; plants in history, folklore, agriculture, horticulture, and industry, plant drugs and poison.

 

BU-201    Business Organization and Management
3 class hours  3 credits
Prerequisite: High School Recommendation/minimum score 65+ ELA Regents.
Structure and character of modern business; business and its relationship to other social organizations; how businesses are organized and managed; human factors in business and industry; management and the decision-making process; planning, organizing, programming, and controlling processes; production, financing, and marketing considerations in operation of business enterprises.

 

BU-500    Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
2 class hours  2 laboratory hours  3 credits
Prerequisite: High School Recommendation/minimum score 65+ ELA Regents.
Introduction to the use of computers in business, concepts of computer hardware and software, elements of problem solving. Designed to provide “hands-on” experience with the IBM personal computer. Software packages are applied to business applications including spreadsheets, word processing, database and graphics.

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CRIM-101    Introduction to Criminal Justice
3 class hours  3 credits
Prerequisite: Minimum score 75+ ELA Regents or 480+ Verbal SAT.
A survey of the institutions and processes of the criminal justice system. Special emphasis on police, courts and corrections.

 

CRIM-102    Criminology
3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: Minimum score 75+ ELA Regents or 480+ Verbal SAT.
Intro to the study of crime. Focuses on theories and research concerning the nature, causes and treatment of crime.

 

CRIM-203    Criminal Law
3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: Minimum score 75+ ELA Regents or 480+ Verbal SAT.
A comprehensive analysis of criminal law and its administration.

 

 

CN-72 Enhanced College Preparatory Language Arts Skills
4 class hours   0 credits
Prerequisite: Minimum score 55 ELA Regents and not greater than a 74 on the ELA Rentss.
A course for students who would like to improve the language arts skills they will need to succeed in college-level study. Emphasis is on basic language arts such as critical reading, vocabulary, the writing process, rhetoric, grammar and mechanics and test-taking skills.

 

CN-73 Reading and Writing Community Stories
4 class hours 0 credits
Prerequisite: Minimum score 55 ELA Regents and not greater than a 74 on the ELA Rentss.
This is a theme-based developmental reading and writing course that provides students with a foundation in the key academic reading and writing skills used in many humanities and social science college courses. The emphasis throughout the course will be placed on improving students' reading and writing skills by developing reading strategies for determining essential vs. nonessential elements of assigned texts, developing academic vocabulary and writing essays in which students practice using theoretical approached learned in the course.

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EN-101    English Composition I
3 class hours  1 recitation hour  3 credits
Prerequisite: Minimum score 75+ ELA Regents or 480+ Verbal SAT.
Development of a process for producing intelligent essays that are clearly and effectively written: library work; 6,000 words of writing, both formal themes written for evaluation and in informal writing such as the keeping of a journal. During the recitation hour, students review grammar and syntax, sentence structure, paragraph development and organization, and the formulation of thesis statements.

 

EN-102    English Composition II: Introduction to Literature
3 class hours  1 recitation hour  3 credits
Prerequisite: EN-101
Continued practice in writing combined with an introduction to literature: fiction, drama, and poetry. During the recitation hour, students review basic elements of writing and analytical and critical reading skills and research strategies.

 

ET-821 Computers in Modern Society
3 class hours, 3 credits
Prerequisite: High School Recommendation/minimum  65+ high school average

This course examines the impact of computers on modern life by looking at how they work, what they do, where they can be used, what they are capable of, what happens when they fail and how they are used and misused.  Among the many topics included are gaming, entertainment, communications and social networking, encryption, and cryptography, data security, piracy, and copyright, governmental regulation and related issues,  Class demonstrations are used to illustrate major points.

 

ET-880 Science and Technology in Modern Life

3 class hours        3 credits
Prerequisite: High school average of 65+ 

Basic scientific principals that underlie and enable the conveniences and necessities we take fro granted in our modern society will be introduced and studied.  The science and technology underlying the electrical grid, power generation, automobile, aircraft, television, cell phones, solid state electronics, cat scans, MRI, molecular medicine, DNA, fission and fusion, LED lighting, photovoltaics, nano-materials, stem cells, heat pumps, fuel cells, artificial intelligence, robotics, gps, Wifi, internet, sonar, radar, microprocessor and the PC.


 

HE-102    Critical Issues in Health Education
2 class hours  2 credits
Prerequisite: Minimum score 75+ ELA Regents or 480+ Verbal SAT.
A concentrated course of study involving research and discussion of critical health issues dealing with mental health, addictions and dependencies, exercise, diet, human sexuality, major diseases and their relation to morbidity and longevity. Students are also required to attend Health Lecture Series programs and/or related field experiences as a complement to classroom activities.

HE-103    Nutrition and Health 
3 class hours  3 credits
Prerequisite: Minimum score 75+ ELA Regents or 480+ Verbal SAT.
The science of nutrition and its relationship, including nutritional needs and pathologies, functions and uses of various foods.

 

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MA-119    College Algebra
3 class hours  3 credits
Prerequisite: A score of 80 or higher on the New York State Regents examinations in Integrated Algebra, or Geometry, or Algebra 2 & Trigonometry, and by successfully completing each course in the three-course Regents sequence: Integrated Algebra,;Geometry; and Algebra 2 & Trigonometry
A basic presentation of the fundamental concepts of college algebra, systems of linear equations, inequalities, linear, quadratic exponential and logarithmic functions.

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MA-301    Foundations of Mathematics
3 class hours  3 credits
Prerequisite: A score of 80 or higher on the New York State Regents examinations in Integrated Algebra, or Geometry, or Algebra 2 & Trigonometry, and by successfully completing each course in the three-course Regents sequence: Integrated Algebra,;Geometry; and Algebra 2 & Trigonometry
Designed to provide students with the mathematical literacy that is necessary to understand contemporary issues in today’s technological society. Students will obtain hands-on experience in solving realistic problems in discrete mathematics, exponential modeling, statistics and probability. Graphing calculators will be used throughout the course.

 

MA-321    Mathematics in Contemporary Society
3 class hours  1 laboratory hour  3 credits
Prerequisite: A score of 80 or higher on the New York State Regents examinations in Integrated Algebra, or Geometry, or Algebra 2 & Trigonometry, and by successfully completing each course in the three-course Regents sequence: Integrated Algebra,;Geometry; and Algebra 2 & Trigonometry
Designed to provide students with mathematical ideas and methods found in the social sciences, the art, and in business. Topics will include fundamentals of statistics, scatterplots, graphics in the media, problem solving strategies, dimensional analysis, mathematics in music and art, and mathematical modeling. EXCEL will be used to explore real world applications.

 

MA-440    Pre-Calculus Mathematics
3 class hours  2 recitation hours  4 credits
Prerequisite: A score of 80 or higher on the New York State Regents examinations in Integrated Algebra, or Geometry, or Algebra 2 & Trigonometry, and by successfully completing each course in the three-course Regents sequence: Integrated Algebra,;Geometry; and Algebra 2 & Trigonometry
Mathematical foundations necessary for the study of the calculus. An introduction to analytic geometry, and the elementary functions of analysis, including algebraic, trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions. The use of the graphing calculator will be included.



MT-111 Technical Graphics 2 class hours    2 laboratory hours      2 credits Prerequisite: Permission of the Department

Introduction to technical  presentation; plan elevation, section, detail, perspective, and model making.  Development of preliminary working drawings.  Understanding of basic architectural design concepts.

MT-481 Architectural Design Fundamentals
2 class hours    4 laboratory hours       4 credits
Prerequisite: Permission of the Department

Introduction to architectural drawing presentation; plan elevation, section, detail, perspective, and model making.  Development of preliminary working drawings.  Understanding of basic architectural design concepts.

 

MT-488 Computer- Aided Design Drafting (CAAD)
1 class hours   2 recitation hours     4 lab hours      4 credits
Prerequisite: Permission of the Department

Mathematical foundations necessary for the study of the calculus. An introduction to analytic geometry, and the elementary functions of analysis, including algebraic, trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions. The use of the graphing calculator will be included.

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SP-211    Speech Communication
4 class hours  3 credits
Prerequisite: High School Recommendation/minimum score 65 + ELA Regents.
Study of oral communication and its role in contemporary society. Emphasis on listening, interpersonal communication, small group decision-making, and public speaking. Informative and persuasive speaking.

 

SP-321    Oral Performance for the Actor and Speaker
3 class hours  3 credits
Prerequisite: High School Recommendation/minimum score 65 + ELA Regents.
Designed to improve the interpretation skills of actors, speakers, and those individuals desiring to improve the level of their individual oral expression for personal of professional reasons. Techniques of reading aloud from plays, poetry, prose, and essay. Practice in conveying information, projecting ideas, creating emotions, and interpreting from the script and oral interpretation as a means of developing literary criticism and discrimination.

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SOCY 101    Sociology
3 class hours  3 credits
Prerequisite: Minimum score 75+ ELA Regents or 480+ Verbal SAT.
Introductory analysis and description of structure and dynamics of human society; special emphasis on application of scientific methods of observation and analysis of social groups, inter-group relations, social change, social stratification, and social institutions.

 

PSYC- 101    Psychology
3 class hours  3 credits
Prerequisite: Minimum score 75+ELA Regents or 480+ Verbal SAT.
Introduction to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Topics include research methods, biological bases of brain and mind, sensation-perception, sleep and states of consciousness, learning-memory, development, cognition-intelligence, motivation-emotion, personality, abnormal psychology-therapy, and social psychology. Research findings and principles related to everyday life.

 

TH-120    Acting I
3 class hours  3 credits
Prerequisite: High School Recommendation/minimum score 65+ ELA Regents.
Theory and practice of the art of acting; exercises in sense impression; characterization; improvisations; scenes from plays; special reports. Designed for the development of a knowledgeable and appreciative audience as well as for basic acting techniques.

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College Credit / Non-credit Course Descriptions

ARCH-111 Architectural Design I
2 class hours 4 laboratory hours 4 credits
Prerequisite: Permission of the Department
Introduction to architectural drawing presentation; plan elevation, section, detail, perspective, and model making. Development of preliminary working drawings. Understanding of basic architectural design concepts.

ARCH-119 Visualization I
2 class hours 2 laboratory hours 2 credits
Prerequisite: Permission of the Department
Introduction to technical presentation; plan elevation, section, detail, perspective, and model making. Development of preliminary working drawings. Understanding of basic architectural design concepts.

BI-110 Fundamentals of Life Science
3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: Minimum score 75+ ELA Regents or 480+ Verbal SAT
Satisfies the Non-laboratory Science component of the Science and Mathematics requirements for the A.A. degree and the liberal arts core or elective requirements for the A.S. degree.
Students who feel they need to reinforce their science background are urged to take BI-110 either before or with the indicated courses.

Presents basic concepts of the life sciences. Includes scientific measurement, the properties of matter and energy on which life is dependent, and levels of organization.
Especially recommended for those students who plan to take additional courses in the life sciences. Credit will not be given to students who have successfully completed BI-140, 160, 201, 301, or 501 prior to taking BI-110.

BI-170 Plants and People
3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: Minimum score 75+ ELA Regents or 480+ Verbal SAT
Plant forms and functions including plant evolution, ecology, heredity and diseases; plants in history, folklore, agriculture, horticulture, and industry, plant drugs and poison.

BU-201 Business Organization and Management
3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: High School Recommendation/minimum score 65+ ELA Regents.
Structure and character of modern business; business and its relationship to other social organizations; how businesses are organized and managed; human factors in business and industry; management and the decision-making process; planning, organizing, programming, and controlling processes; production, financing, and marketing considerations in operation of business enterprises.

CIS-101 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
2 class hours 2 laboratory hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: High School Recommendation/minimum score 65+ ELA Regents.
Introduction to the use of computers in business, concepts of computer hardware and software, elements of problem solving. Designed to provide “hands-on” experience with the IBM personal computer. Software packages are applied to business applications including spreadsheets, word processing, database and graphics.

CRIM-101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: Minimum score 75+ ELA Regents or 480+ Verbal SAT.
A survey of the institutions and processes of the criminal justice system. Special emphasis on police, courts and corrections.

CRIM-102 Criminology
3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: Minimum score 75+ ELA Regents or 480+ Verbal SAT.
Intro to the study of crime. Focuses on theories and research concerning the nature, causes and treatment of crime.

CN-71 College Preparatory Reading and Writing for ESL
4 class hours 0 credits
Prerequisite: Minimum score 55 ELA Regents and not greater than a 74 on the ELA Regents.
This course is intended for English Language Learners (ELL) who are at a high intermediate/advanced level of proficiency in English but need more practice to develop their academic language proficiency and college level reading and writing skills via ESL pedagogy. The readings in this course include excerpts from newspapers and magazines, poetry, plays, and fiction. Writing assignments will focus on paragraph development and essay organization. Students will also further refine specific skills necessary to succeed on the ELA Regents, CUNY CATW, or equivalent CUNY reading and writing placement test.

CN-72 Enhanced College Preparatory Language Arts Skills
4 class hours 0 credits
Prerequisite: Minimum score 55 ELA Regents and not greater than a 74 on the ELA Regents.
A course for students who would like to improve the language arts skills they will need to succeed in college-level study. Emphasis is on basic language arts such as critical reading, vocabulary, the writing process, rhetoric, grammar and mechanics and test-taking skills.

CN-73 Reading and Writing Community Stories
4 class hours 0 credits
Prerequisite: Minimum score 55 ELA Regents and not greater than a 74 on the ELA Regents.
This is a theme-based developmental reading and writing course that provides students with a foundation in the key academic reading and writing skills used in many humanities and social science college courses. The emphasis throughout the course will be placed on improving students' reading and writing skills by developing reading strategies for determining essential vs. nonessential elements of assigned texts, developing academic vocabulary and writing essays in which students practice using theoretical approached learned in the course.

EN-101 English Composition I
3 class hours 1 recitation hour 3 credits
Prerequisite: Minimum score 75+ ELA Regents or 480+ Verbal SAT.
Development of a process for producing intelligent essays that are clearly and effectively written: library work; 6,000 words of writing, both formal themes written for evaluation and in informal writing such as the keeping of a journal. During the recitation hour, students review grammar and syntax, sentence structure, paragraph development and organization, and the formulation of thesis statements.

EN-102 English Composition II: Introduction to Literature
3 class hours 1 recitation hour 3 credits
Prerequisite: EN-101
Continued practice in writing combined with an introduction to literature: fiction, drama, and poetry. During the recitation hour, students review basic elements of writing and analytical and critical reading skills and research strategies.

ET-821 Computers in Modern Society
3 class hours, 3 credits
Prerequisite: High School Recommendation/minimum 65+ high school average
This course examines the impact of computers on modern life by looking at how they work, what they do, where they can be used, what they are capable of, what happens when they fail and how they are used and misused. Among the many topics included are gaming, entertainment, communications and social networking, encryption, and cryptography, data security, piracy, and copyright, governmental regulation and related issues, Class demonstrations are used to illustrate major points.

ET-880 Science and Technology in Modern Life
3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: High school average of 65+ and high school recommendation
Basic scientific principles that underlie and enable the conveniences and necessities we take fro granted in our modern society will be introduced and studied. The science and technology underlying the electrical grid, power generation, automobile, aircraft, television, cell phones, solid state electronics, cat scans, MRI, molecular medicine, DNA, fission and fusion, LED lighting, photovoltaics, nano-materials, stem cells, heat pumps, fuel cells, artificial intelligence, robotics, GPS, Wi-Fi, Internet, sonar, radar, microprocessor and the PC.

GE-125 Earth Science
3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: High school average of 65+ and high school recommendation
Not open to students who have taken GE-101 or GE-102. May be used to satisfy nonlaboratory science requirement for the A.A. degree.
Origin of our solar system; structure and composition of our home planet, earth; origin of earth's landscapes and oceans; patterns of weather and climate.

HE-102 Critical Issues in Health Education
2 class hours 2 credits
Prerequisite: Minimum score 75+ ELA Regents or 480+ Verbal SAT.
A concentrated course of study involving research and discussion of critical health issues dealing with mental health, addictions and dependencies, exercise, diet, human sexuality, major diseases and their relation to morbidity and longevity. Students are also required to attend Health Lecture Series programs and/or related field experiences as a complement to classroom activities.

HE-103 Nutrition and Health
3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: Minimum score 75+ ELA Regents or 480+ Verbal SAT.
The science of nutrition and its relationship, including nutritional needs and pathologies, functions and uses of various foods.

HI-125 Immigration and Ethnic Groups in American History
3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum score 75+ ELA Regents or 480+ Verbal SAT.
Analyzes the American immigration experience and examines various ethnic groups that came to America; depicts their pre-immigration background and the historical causes of immigration; evaluates the impact of the immigrants on American history and of America upon the immigrants. Among themes to be examined are the historical development of the ghetto and American reception of immigrants.

HI-126 Women in America
3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: Minimum score 75+ ELA Regents or 480+ Verbal SAT.

impact of changes in the economy, technology, law, culture, and society on the status of women and explores women's perceptions of themselves. Among topics considered are the work roles of women, the historical experience of women of differing classes and ethnic groups, women and reform in the nineteenth century, the political activity of women before and after the nineteenth amendment to the Constitution, and current feminist movements.

MA-119 College Algebra
3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: A score of 80 or higher on the New York State Regents examinations (70 or higher on the common core) in Integrated Algebra, or Geometry, or Algebra 2 & Trigonometry, and by successfully completing each course in the three-course Regents sequence: Integrated Algebra;Geometry; and Algebra 2 & Trigonometry
A basic presentation of the fundamental concepts of college algebra, systems of linear equations, inequalities, linear, quadratic exponential and logarithmic functions.

MA-440 Pre-Calculus Mathematics
3 class hours 2 recitation hours 4 credits
Prerequisite: A score of 80 or higher on the New York State Regents examinations (or 70 or above on the Common Core) in Integrated Algebra, or Geometry, or Algebra 2 & Trigonometry, and by successfully completing each course in the three-course Regents sequence: Integrated Algebra, Geometry; and Algebra 2 & Trigonometry
Mathematical foundations necessary for the study of the calculus. An introduction to analytic geometry, and the elementary functions of analysis, including algebraic, trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions. The use of the graphing calculator will be included.

PH-111 Space, Astronomy and Our Universe
2.25 class hours; .075 laboratory hours; 3 credits
“Space, Astronomy, and our Universe” discusses topics related to space and astronomy, beginning with our planet and our Moon, and extending to stars, galaxies, and the Universe as a whole. This course will explore physical processes and laws that govern the motion and evolution of all objects in the Universe, including meteors, asteroids, planets, and stars. * Course qualifies as Pathways Common Core 1C–Life & Physical Sciences.

PSYC--101 Psychology
3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: Minimum score 75+ELA Regents or 480+ Verbal SAT.
This course is an introduction to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Topics include research methods, biological bases of brain and mind, sensation-perception, sleep and states of consciousness, learning-memory, development, cognition-intelligence, motivation-emotion, personality, abnormal psychology-therapy, and social psychology. Research findings and principles related to everyday life.

PSYC- 125 Psychology of Personal Adjustment
3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: Psychology 101
Focus is on personal adjustment in an ongoing process of the normal individual. An examination of individual adjustment in terms of the psychological, developmental and socio-cultural dimensions of everyday living. A major concern is the practical application of psychological principals to the enhancement of personal adjustment. Main topics include the origins of adjustment, adjustment and identity, individual growth and change, social adjustment and problems of adjustment.

SP-211 Speech Communication
4 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: High School Recommendation/minimum score 65 + ELA Regents.
Study of oral communication and its role in contemporary society. Emphasis on listening, interpersonal communication, small group decision-making, and public speaking. Informative and persuasive speaking.

SP-321 Oral Performance for the Actor and Speaker
3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: High School Recommendation/minimum score 65 + ELA Regents.
Designed to improve the interpretation skills of actors, speakers, and those individuals desiring to improve the level of their individual oral expression for personal of professional reasons. Techniques of reading aloud from plays, poetry, prose, and essay. Practice in conveying information, projecting ideas, creating emotions, and interpreting from the script and oral interpretation as a means of developing literary criticism and discrimination.

SOCY-101 Sociology
3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: Minimum score 75+ ELA Regents or 480+ Verbal SAT.
This course is an introductory analysis and description of structure and dynamics of human society; special emphasis on application of scientific methods of observation and analysis of social groups, inter-group relations, social change, social stratification, and social institutions.

TH-120 Acting I
3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: High School Recommendation/minimum score 65+ ELA Regents.
Theory and practice of the art of acting; exercises in sense impression; characterization; improvisations; scenes from plays; special reports. Designed for the development of a knowledgeable and appreciative audience as well as for basic acting techniques.

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