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 emphsis 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 moedrn 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, communicatios and social networking, encryption, and cryptography, data security, piracy, and copyright, governmental regualtiona 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, fisiion 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 nutrtion 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: Permsiion 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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