Courses

Current Connect2College Course Offerings at Partner High Schools

Course Title Credits Description High School Partner(s)
CIS 101 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications (formerly BU-500)

2 class hours 2 laboratory hours 3 credits

A student with both Word and Excel Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification may take CIS-206 in place of CIS-101. Introduction to the fundamentals of computer use in business, including concepts of computer hardware, operating system and application software, elements of problem-solving. The course is designed to provide hands-on experience with the personal computer. Solutions to practical business problems are explored through the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.

High School for Arts and Business, Newtown High School

IS 151 Health of the Nations 2 class hours 2 credits This course examines global public health issues throughout the world. The health status of diverse populations, as well as the major threats to the health, safety and welfare of society, will be discussed. Strategies to control the spread of major diseases and the impact of local, national and international policy decisions on individuals and communities will be explored. Topics for discussion include food ecology, health disparities, access to health care, controlling infectious disease, and reducing environmental hazards. Hillcrest High School
BI 110 Fundamentals of Life Science 3 class hours 3 credits Satisfies the Nonlaboratory 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 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, BI-160, BI-201, BI-301, or BI-501 prior to taking BI-110.

Hillcrest High School

DAN 124 Beginning Modern Dance for Majors 4 hours 2 credits Prerequisite: for Dance majors only or permission of instructor Beginning Modern Dance for Majors is an introduction to Modern Dance. It places emphasis on preparing dance majors with little experience or no background in dance to be able to develop technique.

Long Island High School for Arts (Nassau BOCES)

TH 120 Acting I 3 class hours 3 credits For non-fine arts majors. 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. For non-majors. FA1 majors should enroll in TH121. This course is a Writing Intensive course.

Long Island High School for Arts (Nassau BOCES)

ET 110 Electric Circuit Analysis

3 class hours 3 laboratory hours 4 credits

Corequisite: MA-114

This course must be completed with a grade of C or better before a student will be permitted to register for advanced courses in electrical engineering technology. Resistance; Ohm’s law; Kirchhoff’s laws, networks with DC current and voltage sources; branchcurrent analysis; mesh and nodal analysis, superposition. Thevenin’s, Norton’s, maximum power theorems; capacitance; magnetic circuits; inductance; DC meters. Laboratory hours complement class work.

Queens Vocational High School

ET 375 Introduction to Robotics

3 class hours 3 laboratory hours 4 credits.

Prerequisite: ET-110 and either ET-510 or ET-540 or permission of the Department

This course is designed to introduce robotic construction, programming, operation and basic theory to students. Topics included are electronic components, analog and digital signals, CPU, microcontroller, I/O ports, continuous rotation and servo motors, light sensors, ultrasonic sensors, IR sensors, encoders, robot controllers, structure and motion of a robot, power, and programming of robots. Also covered are building a gear formation, speed and torque, transmitter and receiver, and autonomous mobile robots. Students will construct and test microcontroller-based robots in the laboratory. Mineola High School
ET 504 Operating Systems and System Deployment 1 class hour 3 laboratory hours 2 credits The course covers a number of operating system types such as: single tasking, cooperative, preemptive, multithreading and multitasking systems. Current operating systems are deployed under various environmental configurations. Operating Systems and programs will be installed using Remote Network Access Services. The Internet will be utilized to download drivers, apply corrective service packs and updates. The entire course is available over the Internet via a Blackboard Server.

Mineola High School

ET 508 Computer Applications for Telecommunications 2 lecture hours 2 lab hours 3 credits A practical course to provide the student with an understanding of how to use the computer in a variety of applications. Topics include: computer operation, word processing, input/output devices, use of graphics software, using spreadsheets, use of various application programs, telecommunications (BBS, LAN). This course provides hands-on experience in the department’s computer lab. (Students in the Verizon program use their own laptop computers.)

Barry Tech (Nassau BOCES)

ET 510 Introduction to Digital Electronics 3 class hours 3 laboratory hours 4 credits Number systems; Boolean algebra; memory elements; logic elements; timing elements; digital computer logic circuits — AND, OR, NAND, NOR; multivibrator circuits flip-flop, clock, one-shot; computer organization arithmetic, control, memory, input and output units; elements of programming and use of microcomputers, including robotic applications. Laboratory hours complement class work.

Queens Vocational High School

ET 704 Networking Fundamentals I 3 class hours 3 laboratory hours 4 credits This is an introductory level course that provides students with the basic terminology and skills needed to design, build and maintain small to medium networks. Topics include: OSI model; electronics and signals, collisions and collision domains, MAC addressing, LANs, structured cabling, cabling tools, Ethernet, network design and documentation, power supply issues, Internet Protocol addressing and subnetting, network protocols. This course is the first in a series of four courses designed to prepare students for taking the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam. Students are provided with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technology.

Barry Tech (Nassau BOCES)

ET 710 Web Technology I: Building and Maintaining Web Sites 3 class hours 3 laboratory hours 4 credits Students will learn to design, build, and administer their own World Wide Web site. The course will cover everything from Web Server installation to the preparation of multimedia content for delivery on the Internet/Intranet. Topics include: Using Microsoft FrontPage; WebSite Design and Implementation; creating WebPages that include Text, Hypertext, Graphics, Sound, Forms, Frames, Links and Embedded Multimedia Content; Java Script Programming, and using Java Applets.

Information Technology High School, Humanities and the Arts High School, Mineola High School

ET 712 Web Client Programming: JavaScript 2 class hours 2 laboratory hours 3 credits Language (DHTML). The course will be project and results oriented, with real-world problem solving. Topics covered will include: DHTML; JavaScript language: statements, operators, functions, methods, expressions, variables, and properties; Cascading Style Sheets; Object Orientation and Layers; Objects: arrays, windows, documents, screen, navigator, math, date, strings.

Information Technology High School, Humanities and the Arts High School, Mineola High School

ET 716 Java Programming Technology

3 class hours 3 laboratory hours 4 credits.

Prerequisite: ET-712 and ET-710

This is a project-oriented computer-programming course in the Java Language. Students will learn to develop, test, and debug Java-based solutions to real-world problems. Solutions will be posted and tested on the department’s student-project Web server in the form of Java-enhanced Web pages. Humanities and the Arts High School
ET 720 Advanced Web and Multimedia Programming

3 laboratory hours 1 credit

Prerequisite: ET-710

Students will learn to write Graphic Web programs using video editing software and Multimedia developing tools. Students will investigate the use of webcams and video movies in websites. The course will be project and results oriented, using real-world problem solving techniques. Topics covered will include: photo editor programming, video, movies, webcams, and advanced multimedia tools to develop graphical Web page. Humanities and the Arts High School
MA 440 Pre-Calculus Mathematics

3 class hours 2 recitation hours 4 credits

Prerequisite: MA-119 and MA-121 with a C or better in both courses or MA-114 with a grade of C or better, or satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Test, Level II.

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.

Mineola High School

MT 488 Computer-Aided Design I 1 class hour 2 recitation hours 3 laboratory hours 3 credits Introduction to the use of computer hardware and software for design drafting. Applications of computer-aided design drafting for increasing productivity. Concepts, commands, and parameters involved in CADD systems. Students generate working drawings by interacting with the computer using graphics display terminals, light pen, tablet digitizer, function keyboard, and plotter.

Newtown High School

ARTS 121 Two-Dimensional Design (formerly AR-121) 4 studio hours 3 credits A foundation course in the analysis of various two-dimensional design ideas, such as line, shape and value. Emphasis is placed upon methods of organization, expression, and computer applications. Lectures, classroom projects, and additional work required outside the classroom.

Thomas Edison High School

ARTS 290 Advertising Design and Layout (formerly AR-541)

4 studio hours 3 credits

Prerequisite or corequisite: ARTS-121 (formerly AR-121)

Basic advertising art techniques; practical problems related to effective design advertising, including layout and typography. Introduction to computer graphics and desktop publishing. Thomas Edison High School
BU 906 Advanced Microsoft Office

2 class hours 2 laboratory hours 3 credits.

Prerequisite: CIS-101 (formerly BU-500)

Offered in Spring Students will use the advanced features of Microsoft Office Professional to produce business reports and manuscripts. Through these projects, students will demonstrate their mastery of using word processing, designing worksheets, developing databases and presenting this information in a slide show. The techniques of using the Internet (World Wide Web) as a research and business tool will also be covered. High School for Arts and Business
BI 150 Organization and Delivery of Healthcare

2 class hours 2 credits

This course is designed to provide a review of government and private health care administration for the general population of the United States. It introduces concepts of epidemiology and demographics, as well as issues of access and ethics, and discusses the roles, responsibilities, training/education and certification requirements, and employment trends for a wide variety of health professionals. Hillcrest High School
EGL 101 English Composition

3 class hours 1 conference hour 3 credits 

Prerequisite: A score of 480 on the SAT, or 75% on the New York State English Regents, or a passing score on the CUNY Writing and Reading tests

Development of a process for producing intelligent essays that are clearly and effectively written; library work; 6,000 words of writing, both in 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. Mineola High School, Bayside High School
ET481 Personal Computer Technology, Architecture and Troubleshooting

1 lecture hour 3 laboratory hours 2 credits

Prerequisite: ET-501 or ET-504 or Permissions of the Department

Essential concepts in PC architecture, application and history are demonstrated via this hands-on course in moderm PC computing technology. This course covers the hardware and software concepts for CompTIA A+ Certification. Completion of this course requires the successful construction, configuration and troubleshooting of a personal computer. Topics include a comprehensive overview of internal PC components, operating systems and diagnostics. Mineola High School
ET575 Introduction to C++ Programming Design and Implementation

2 class hours 2 laboratory hours 2 credits

Prerequisite: MA-321 or corequisite: MA-114, MA-119 or MA-440

This foundation course provides a general understanding of the use and development of computer software applications in fields such as science, mathematics, and business using a high level computer language. The course will concentrate on assessing the practical requirements of a software package and developing applications in C++, which is a high level computer language that teaches the basic skills necessary for implementing it in a variety of real world applications. Topics include the analysis and use of concepts such as: primitive data types and their operators, basic I/O, control statements, decision making, looping, subprograms, arrays, strings and computer ethics. Each student will have a computer platform at his/her disposal from which he/she will design, develop, implement and test programs, while evaluating the interactions between a user and the computer. Mineola High School
MA119 College Algebra

3 class hours 1 recitation hour 3 credits

Prerequisite: MA-10 or exempt from remedial mathematics or permission of Department Corequisite: May be taken as a corequisite to MA-121.

A basic presentation of the fundamental concepts of college algebra, systems of linear equations, inequalities, linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions. During the recitation hour, students review properties of signed numbers, graphing of linear equations, basic geometric concepts, solution of linear equations, factoring algebraic expressions and its applications to rational expressions. A graphing calculator will be required. Voyages Preparatory High School South
PH229 Introduction to Photonics

2 class hours 1 recitation hour 3 laboratory hours 4 credits Corequisite: MA-114

Topics in optics related to lasers and optical fiber and devices for modulating and directing signals from such devices. Students will study geometrical optics with emphasis on ray tracing and the application to lenses (thick and thin), mirrors, prisms and other passive optical elements and systems. Students will study the propagation of light in materials and dispersion and its effects. Additional topics will include an introduction to lasers and fiber optics, including an introduction to the propagation of light through fibers. Laboratory exercises complement class work. Queens Vocational High School
TH133 Theatre Production and Design I

2 class hours 2 studio hours (plus participation in departmental productions) 3 credits Prerequisite for TH- 233: TH-133

This course offers an overview of theatre production organization and management; a brief history of theatre architecture; styles of script analysis; basic process and concept for scenic, costume, lighting, and sound design; an introduction to basic theatre drafting and identifying information from ground plans; an introduction to stage management and stage properties. Students integrate analysis of dramatic works with generated design elements for class presentations. In this course students apply practical experience through supporting departmental productions. Students enrolling in TH-233 are given greater responsibility and advanced assignments in theatre production. Long Island High School for the Arts

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust CenterOpens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and ArchivesOpens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.