Feb 06, 2023  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


How to Read the Course Listings

The following listing is a basic description of courses currently offered by the college. Courses are listed alphabetically by department and numerically within the department. Descriptions are general in nature and are not intended to include all topics which may be part of the course. Specific course questions should be directed to the responsible academic department.

Explanation of Course Description Items:

Subject Code and Course Number - Each course is assigned a four-letter code identifying the course subject and a three-digit number.

Pre-requisite(s) - Course(s) that must be completed before the student is eligible to schedule the course.

Co-requisite(s) - Course(s) that must be taken during the same term as the course.

Pre- or co- requisite(s) - Course(s) that must be either completed before the student is eligible to schedule the course or taken during the same term as the course.

Lab Fee - Indicates that an additional fee will be required of students registering for the course. Lab fees vary by course from $10 and up.

Terms Offered - The term or terms the course is normally offered during the year.

Offered Distance Learning: Indicates whether the course is offered in a distance learning format. Refer to each term’s course listing for when it is offered as such. PLEASE NOTE: Distance Learning sections, or sections with a distance learning component, may have specific hardware and/or software requirements. Computers that meet these requirements are available for student use on campus.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation - Courses designated as Liberal Arts and Sciences electives are identified with the applicable category name:

Humanities (HUM)
Mathematics (MAT)
Science (SCI)
Social Science (SSC)

SUNY General Education Designation(s) - Courses designated as SUNY General Education electives are identified with the applicable category name(s):

American History (AH)
Arts (AR)
Basic Communications (BC)
Foreign Language (FL)
Humanities (HU)
Mathematics (MT)
Natural Science (NS)
Other World Civilizations (OC)
Social Science (SS)
Western Civilization (WC)

Applied Learning Type - Courses that include a service learning component are identified with the following abbreviations:

OSL - Optional Service Learning
RSL - Required Service Learning

Credits - The number of credits to be awarded to a student who successfully completes the course. If the credits are followed by “ND,” the course is not college-level and therefore not applicable toward a degree, but this number of hours will be included in the student’s tuition charge and course load status.

Contact Hours - Lists the type and number of contact hours per week for the course if taken in a standard term.

Lecture - The number of hours per week, during the standard term, that a particular course meets in a classroom situation.
Lab - The number of hours per week, during the standard term, that a particular course meets in a laboratory situation.
Other - The number of hours per week, during the standard term, that a particular course meets in a setting other than the classroom or laboratory. Field work, small group discussions and shop hours may be included in these hours.

  

  

  

 

Criminal Justice

  
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    CRJS 242 Criminal Justice Seminar III

    This seminar-based course explores contemporary issues in the criminal justice system. The seminar will provide students with an in-depth understanding of a chosen topic. The particular area of focus will be announced each term.
    Terms Offered: Offered on demand
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Social Science
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
  
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    CRJS 244 Digital Forensics

    This course examines digital evidence procedures, focusing on techniques and emerging trends among various crimes within our society, and the challenges digital devices pose during crime scene investigation.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    CRJS 245 Forensic Science I

    This course is a comprehensive survey of a crime laboratory, including theory and methods. Emphasis is placed on the role of the laboratory in criminal investigations. Firearms identification, examination of questioned documents, criminal analysis (i.e., narcotics, blood analysis, etc.) and instrumental analysis will be covered. Labs are completed on campus even if the lecture component is offered distance learning.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Natural Science
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2
  
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    CRJS 246 Forensic Science II

    This course offers further applications in forensic science. A thorough understanding of the concepts in Forensic Science I are needed as a foundation. Advanced microscopy techniques, including birefringence, comparison microscopy, and refractive index determination on trace evidence are covered. Physical properties of evidence will be explored in greater detail. Arson analysis, toxicology, serology and chemical methods of analysis are covered in depth. Open only to matriculated Criminal Justice students.
    Pre-requisite(s): CRJS 245 Forensic Science I  (a grade of “C” or better is required).
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Natural Science
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2
  
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    CRJS 247 Medicolegal Investigation of Death

    This course provides a study of the legal and forensic concepts and procedures for the investigation of death due to suspicious, unexpected, unattended or violent means. An emphasis will be placed on death scene techniques and will include manners and mechanisms, the causes of death, and post mortem changes.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    CRJS 250 Criminology

    This course is a survey of the nature and scope of criminality and prevalent forms of deviance. It will consider the major theories of criminal and deviant conduct drawn from psychological, social and cultural modes of explanation. A discussion of various classifications and topologies and the role of crime statistics will be included, as well as the relevance of these factors for understanding, prevention, control and prediction.
    Pre- or co- requisite(s): ENGL 102 English Composition II  or ENGL 104 English Composition II: Writing About Literature .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Social Science
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    CRJS 255 Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency

    This course will explore the methods and philosophy of the juvenile court system, police programs for the prevention and control of juvenile delinquency, and the role of various social work agencies in the care and treatment of juveniles. Special attention will be given to police techniques utilized in handling juveniles, with emphasis on the utilization of existing community resources. The course will examine prevailing professional philosophy, existing law, public policy and knowledge of current delinquent behavior theories.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Social Science
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    CRJS 260 Criminal Justice Administration

    This course is an analysis of the principles of administration and management in their application to law enforcement, courts and correctional agencies. It includes a study of organizational structure, responsibilities and interrelationships, and how emerging technologies are impacting the administration of justice agencies.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    CRJS 265 Correctional Services

    This is an introductory course in corrections that will examine the correctional system from an historical perspective. Topics include the philosophy of punishment, correctional alternatives, theory and practice involved in the treatment of offenders, and post-correctional release.
    Pre-requisite(s): CRJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    CRJS 270 Criminal Justice Technology

    This course covers recent technological advances in the field of criminal justice. technology applications in law enforcement, corrections, the court system and forensic evidence are covered.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    CRJS 280 Substantive Criminal Law

    This course is a survey of the history and philosophy of criminal law; the scope, purpose, definition and classification of modern criminal law; offenses against the person; property offenses; and a discussion of the relationship between the constitutional rights of the individuals and the protection of society.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    CRJS 281 Procedural Criminal Law

    This course is a comprehensive analysis of the rules of evidence and criminal procedural law; judicial notice; presumption; real and circumstantial evidence; burden of proof; province of court and jury; documentary evidence; hearsay; confessions and admissions; laws of arrest; and search and seizure.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    CRJS 290 Criminal Justice Practicum

    This is an internship program in practical field experience and seminars. Field experience will occur in police, sheriff, probation, correction, parole and other criminal justice agencies at the federal, state and local levels. Students will become acquainted with the function, structure, staff and clientele of various criminal justice agencies. Classroom concepts will be integrated with practical work experience and shared through classroom discussions. Students will become familiar with community resources and field problems and how to function in public agencies.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Other: 4
  
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    CRJS 295 Criminal Justice Capstone Seminar

    This course is designed for Criminal Justice seniors in their last semester of study. Students will focus on the integration of concepts and theories which are presented in the Criminal Justice field.
    NOTE: The pre-requisites and co-requisite must be completed at Hudson Valley Community College.
    Pre-requisite(s): CRJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice  and CRJS 250 Criminology  - These courses must have been completed at Hudson Valley Community College.
    Co-requisite(s): CRJS 265 Correctional Services  – This course must be completed at Hudson Valley Community College.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

  
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    SONO 252 Sonography Concepts and Physical Instrumentation

    This is a study of the principles of ultrasound instruments, modes of operation, operator control options, frequency selection, echogenic properties, scanning motions and planes, and patient scheduling and patient preparations. A review of correlating diagnostic images also will be covered on both areas of the abdomen and obstetrics and gynecology. A lecture series on professional ethics, communication skills, patients’ rights, educational psychology, and computer basics also will be covered. Open only to matriculated Diagnostic Medical Sonography students.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    SONO 254 Cross Sectional Anatomy of Abdomen

    In this course, students will study abdominal and small parts anatomy in cross section, with emphasis on structures visualized in medical sonography and computerized tomography. This course also will cover gross anatomy and laboratory test and values for each region. Open only to matriculated Diagnostic Medical Sonography students.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 1
  
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    SONO 256 Cross Sectional Anatomy of Ob-Gyn

    In this course, students will study female pelvis and obstetric anatomy in cross section, with emphasis on structures visualized in medical sonography and computerized tomography. The course also will cover gross anatomy and laboratory test and values for each region. Open only to matriculated Diagnostic Medical Sonography students.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 1
  
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    SONO 258 Sonography Clinic I

    In this course, actual scanning of the abdomen, pelvis, obstetric patient, and small parts in a hospital or clinic setting will take place. Students will learn how to produce and interpret normal sonograms of each area. If a student’s clinical performance is unsatisfactory or if at any time the student’s clinical performance compromises the safety of the patient, the student will be terminated from the clinical portion of the program. Open only to matriculated Diagnostic Medical Sonography students.
    NOTE: Students are given either a pass or a fail grade for this course with no quality points awarded.
    Co-requisite(s): SONO 252 Sonography Concepts and Physical Instrumentation ; SONO 256 Cross Sectional Anatomy of Ob-Gyn .
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 8
    Contact Hours:
    Lab: 24
  
  
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    SONO 264 Pathophysiology of The Abdomen

    This course is an extensive study of the disease processes and physiological alterations that exist within the abdomen and small parts. Open only to matriculated Diagnostic Medical Sonography students.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    SONO 266 Pathophysiology of Ob-Gyn

    This course is an extensive study of the disease processes and physiological alterations that exist within the female reproductive system and the fetus. Students will study altered echogenic properties in multiple planes. Open only to matriculated Diagnostic Medical Sonography students.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    SONO 268 Sonography Clinic II

    An extension of SONO 258 Sonography Clinic I , this course allows students to produce diagnostic images and learn to interpret them successfully. Actual scanning of the abdomen, pelvis, obstetric patient, and small parts in a hospital or clinical setting will take place. The student will learn how to produce and interpret normal sonograms of each area. If a student’s clinical performance is unsatisfactory or if at any time the student’s clinical performance compromises the safety of the patient, the student will be terminated from the clinical portion of the program. Open only to matriculated Diagnostic Medical Sonography students.
    NOTE: Student are given either a pass or a fail grade for this course with no quality points awarded.
    Pre-requisite(s): SONO 258 Sonography Clinic I .
    Co-requisite(s): SONO 262 Sonography Physics ; SONO 264 Pathophysiology of The Abdomen ; SONO 266 Pathophysiology of Ob-Gyn .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 8
    Contact Hours:
    Lab: 24
  
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    SONO 278 Sonography Clinic III

    This course is an extensive and intense scanning experience for students in both OB-GYN and abdominal scanning. Actual scanning of these areas will be performed by students. Normal and abnormal echogenic properties of the organs will be scanned. If a student’s clinical performance is unsatisfactory or if at any time the student’s clinical performance compromises the safety of the patient, the student will be terminated from the clinical portion of the program. Open only to matriculated Diagnostic Medical Sonography students.
    NOTE: Students are given either a pass or fail grade for this course with no quality points awarded.
    Pre-requisite(s): SONO 268 Sonography Clinic II .
    Terms Offered: Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 13
    Contact Hours:
    Lab: 40
  
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    SONO 284 Introduction to Vascular Sonography

    This is an introductory course that exposes students to carotid, peripheral venous and peripheral arterial examinations. A study of segmental pressures, ultrasonic imaging techniques, and plethysmography will be introduced. A study of patient histories and physical signs, patient preparations, anatomy, basic hemodynamics, duplex Doppler imaging, and color doppler techniques are a few of the areas to be covered. Basic generalized pathology of the vascular system will be covered. Open only to matriculated Diagnostic Medical Sonography students.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
  
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    SONO 286 Advanced Technologies in Vascular Sonography

    This is an advanced level course is designed to serve as an intense review of those technologists who are preparing for their national certifying examinations in vascular technology. A review of arterial, venous, and cerebral testing techniques will be covered, as well as hemodynamics of blood flow, statistics, and therapeutic intervention. Students should attend this class with the goal of becoming registered vascular technologists (RVT). Students should have extensive pre-requisite knowledge of vascular technology and should utilize this course to enhance their knowledge base. Open only to matriculated Diagnostic Medical Sonography students.
    Pre-requisite(s): Sonography background with vascular scanning experience.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2

Digital Media

  
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    DART 100 Digital Imaging I

    This course emphasizes the use of the computer as a tool in digital image making. Hands-on lectures will introduce students to the tools and methods employed in digital imaging as well as current artistic trends in creating digital images. Emphasis will be placed on the formal aspects of composition and structure, image manipulation, retouching, and compositing through raster-based graphics programs. In addition, students will be introduced to the process of making web graphics and methods for inputting and outputting digital images. It is expected that students will spend additional time outside of class completing course assignments. Students will also be required to purchase quality inkjet paper and other supplies (such as flash drives and SD cards) as directed by the instructor. This course uses Adobe certification courseware.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    DART 110 Introduction to Graphic Design

    This course is an introduction to graphic design as a form of visual communication through the use of image, form, color, and type. Students will be introduced to the historical, theoretical, and fundamental principles of graphic design, and will explore formal composition principles, graphic design methodology, and approaches to digital layout. The course will include practical exercises in visual perception, visual organization and visual communication. Students will be responsible for costs associated with producing formal prints for a small number of assignments.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2
  
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    DART 115 Video Art

    In this studio course, students are introduced to the creative, time-based medium of video. The course will focus on developing a thorough understanding of the visual literacy used in video art as well as a technical understanding of nonlinear editing using Sony Vegas Video Editing software or industry equivalent. Contemporary video pieces will be discussed through lectures, as well as an overview of the history of video. Through editing practices, students learn to manipulate time, space and sound to create their own personal works in a variety of styles. Basic computer knowledge required.
    NOTE: Students must have access to and be able to use a video camera, web cam, camera phone, or other video-recording device that can capture moving images of decent quality and upload them to a computer for editing. Students may be responsible for the purchase of some necessary course supplies.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    DART 120 Web Art and Design

    This studio course will focus on web design fundamentals in the context of creating art with the unique characteristics of the web. Students will also be introduced to the history, theory and best practices of web-based art through readings and hands-on lectures. Topics will include, but are not limited to compositional principles of web page, layout and navigation design, color schemes for the web, and effective uses of multimedia incorporation. Through several small-scale projects, students will learn how to implement HTML, CSS and JQuery (or the current industry standards of web design technologies) in website design and creation. This course uses Adobe certification courseware.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    DART 200 Digital Imaging II

    This is an intermediate level course that will introduce students to digital imaging using a drawing tablet and will build upon image making skills developed in Digital Imaging ( DART 100 ). Students will examine current practices in both fine arts and the design industry through lectures and projects. The course will include practical exercises with the drawing tablet to introduce digital drawing techniques, advanced image manipulation using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and best practices in outputting for large-scale print images. Students will be required to purchase a drawing tablet and large format inkjet paper for this course.
    Pre-requisite(s): DART 100 Digital Imaging I  or ARTS 129 Photography I  or by permission of the instructor and department chair.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    DART 205 Animation

    This course is an introduction to animation as a contemporary art form. Students will use Adobe Creative Software Flash or industry equivalent to create standalone and interactive animations based upon a story or theme. The course will begin with an introduction to the history, types and basic principles of animation as well as an overview of animation software. Students will continue to develop skills through concept-based assignments. Students may be responsible for the purchase of some necessary course supplies.
    Pre-requisite(s): ARTS 115 Two- Dimensional Design  and DART 100 Digital Imaging I  or by permission of the instructor and department chair.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    DART 220 Interactive Media

    This course brings together video, animation, graphic design and digital art into an interactive environment.  Students will be introduced to interactive media design concepts and practices and the technology that drives them. This course builds upon skills developed in DART 120 Web Art and Design  to include programming and scripting in the selected authoring software programs used in the course.
    Pre-requisite(s): DART 120 Web Art and Design 
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Arts
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    DART 230 Professional Portfolio Practice

    Aimed at those interested in pursuing a career in the creative arts, this hands-on course focuses on the process of preparing a professional portfolio to present to potential employers, schools and art professionals. Throughout the course, students will learn how to organize, present and talk about their work as well as prepare resumes and artist statements. It is strongly recommended that students take this course in the last semester of the Digital Media certificate program. Students may be responsible for the purchase of some necessary course supplies.
    Pre-requisite(s): DART 100 Digital Imaging I  and ARTS 110 Drawing I , or ARTS 115 Two- Dimensional Design , or ARTS 129 Photography I , or DART 110 Introduction to Graphic Design , or DART 115 Video Art  or by permission of the instructor and department chair.
    Pre- or co- requisite(s): DART 205 Animation  or DART 220 Interactive Media .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
  
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    DART 235 Arts Internship

    Students will engage in a supervised internship in a work environment that requires the skills learned through their fine arts or digital media coursework.  Placement assignments will be arranged by the student intern with the consent of the course instructor.  Students may consult the course instructor for suggestions or present options of their own.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
    Other: 8

Dental Assisting

  
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    DAST 105 Dental Anatomy and Embryology

    This course provides a study of the anatomy of the head, and of the structures of the oral cavity. The permanent and primary dentitions are studies, including eruption patterns, dates and embryonic developments. A study of the body systems and their primary function will be included. Basic charting terminology will be covered. Skill Competency Assessments for this course are coordinated with Dental Assisting Clinical Experience I. Open only to matriculated Dental Assisting students.
    NOTE: There is a clinical rotation required for this course.
    Co-requisite(s): DAST 110 Dental Assisting Clinical Experience I ; DAST 111 Dental Assisting I ; DAST 115 Oral Hygiene Education and Nutrition ; DAST 118 Dental Office Procedures .
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
  
  
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    DAST 110 Dental Assisting Clinical Experience I

    This course will demonstrate clinical dental assisting skills within a dental practice setting. Students will have an opportunity to observe and practice infection control, patient management, equipment operations, clinical dental assisting, and radiology procedures. A seminar component (via distance learning) will provide a means for discussion for the student clinical experience. Students will perform and record necessary clinical Skill Competency Evaluation forms within practice standards. All required evaluation forms must be completed by date indicated, and mailed or faxed to the appropriate location. Open only to matriculated Dental Assisting students.
    NOTE: 90 clinical hours will be required at the clinical site for this course.
    Co-requisite(s): DAST 105 Dental Anatomy and Embryology ; DAST 111 Dental Assisting I ; DAST 115 Oral Hygiene Education and Nutrition ; DAST 118 Dental Office Procedures .
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lab: 8
  
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    DAST 111 Dental Assisting I

    This course is designed to teach the student the following: basic concepts in microbiology, infection control, sterilization and disinfection techniques, introduction to equipment and instruments used in the dental office. The student is introduced to four-handed chairside assisting and gains experience in all types of dental procedures, oral evacuation, instrument transfer, tray setups, pre- and post- operative instructions. The history and organization of dentistry and dental auxiliary services are covered. Management of various dental office emergencies will be discussed. Skill Competency Assessments for this course are coordinated with Dental Assisting Clinical Experience I. Open only to matriculated Dental Assisting students.
    Co-requisite(s): DAST 105 Dental Anatomy and Embryology ; DAST 110 Dental Assisting Clinical Experience I ; DAST 115 Oral Hygiene Education and Nutrition ; DAST 118 Dental Office Procedures .
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 5
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 5
  
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    DAST 115 Oral Hygiene Education and Nutrition

    Basic principles of nutrition, including the role of nutrients in general health, as well as dental health and disease, are taught. Methods of preventive oral hygiene education including patient motivation will be discussed. Emphasis will be given to the essential role of the dental assistant in counseling the patient in these principles. Skill Competency Assessments for this course are coordinated with Dental Assisting Clinical II. Open only to matriculated Dental Assisting students.
    Co-requisite(s): DAST 110 Dental Assisting Clinical Experience I .
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    DAST 118 Dental Office Procedures

    This course provides the student with an overview of dental office management and business skills. Students will become acquainted with business office systems, marketing, reception procedures, telephone techniques, appointment scheduling, purchasing and maintaining inventory supplies, clinical and financial records, accounts receivable, accounts payable, dental insurance and dental records management. Employment strategies, dental ethics and jurisprudence will be covered in this course. Skill Competency Assessments for this course are coordinated with Dental Assisting Clinical Experience I. Open only to matriculated Dental Assisting students.
    NOTE: There is a clinical rotation required for this course.
    Co-requisite(s): DAST 105 Dental Anatomy and Embryology ; DAST 110 Dental Assisting Clinical Experience I ; DAST 111 Dental Assisting I ; DAST 115 Oral Hygiene Education and Nutrition .
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
  

Dental Hygiene

  
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    DHYG 105 Tooth Morphology and Occlusion

    This course, through a lecture format, is designed to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of tooth morphology. Basic dental terminology, dental charting, occlusion and anomalies are covered. Clinical application of knowledge is emphasized in Preventive Dentistry I. Open only to matriculated Dental Hygiene students.
    Co-requisite(s): BIOL 135 Oral Histology and Embryology  and DHYG 110 Preventive Dentistry I .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
  
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    DHYG 110 Preventive Dentistry I

    This interactive course introduces the student to the basic principles and practices of preventive dental hygiene. Emphasis will be on the laboratory application of the basic principles of instrumentation, tooth morphology, occlusion, infection control and professional conduct. The student will develop competence in patient assessment techniques including medical/dental history, recognition and examination of orofacial structures and hard tissue dental findings. Open only to matriculated Dental Hygiene students.
    Co-requisite(s): BIOL 135 Oral Histology and Embryology  and DHYG 105 Tooth Morphology and Occlusion .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 5
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 8
  
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    DHYG 111 Introduction to Community Dental Services

    This course provides the dental hygiene student with the foundation and tools to effectively assume the role of a dental hygiene community educator. The student will be exposed to methods of public health programs, research and teaching and learning strategies. Each student will conduct a dental education program and will complete a table clinic presentation designed to apply the principles of community dental services. Open only to matriculated Dental Hygiene students.
    Pre-requisite(s): DHYG 110 Preventive Dentistry I .
    Co-requisite(s): DHYG 120 Preventive Dentistry II  and DHYG 121 Clinical Dental Hygiene I .
    Pre- or co- requisite(s): BIOL 125 Nutrition .
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
  
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    DHYG 116 Head and Neck Anatomy

    This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of head and neck anatomy through lecture and laboratory experiences. Emphasis is placed on aspects of head and neck anatomy that apply to dental hygiene treatment. Open only to matriculated Dental Hygiene students.
    Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 136 Anatomy and Physiology .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
    Other: 1
  
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    DHYG 117 Dental Radiology

    This course is designed to familiarize students with the principles and procedures of dental radiology. Laboratory time is provided to enable students to practice the exposing, processing, mounting and interpreting of dental radiographs. In addition, the concept of prevention as it relates to radiation hygiene is reinforced throughout theoretical and practical sessions. Emphasis is placed on the development of the technical skills necessary to produce dental radiographs of acceptable diagnostic quality. Recitation periods will be utilized to help clarify radiology concepts. Open only to matriculated Dental Hygiene students.
    Pre-requisite(s): DHYG 105 Tooth Morphology and Occlusion  and DHYG 110 Preventive Dentistry I .
    Co-requisite(s): DHYG 120 Preventive Dentistry II  and DHYG 121 Clinical Dental Hygiene I .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 3
    Other: 1
  
  
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    DHYG 121 Clinical Dental Hygiene I

    In this course, traditional clinical skills are performed on patients with concentration on oral health education, principles of instrumentation, and patient assessment. Transitional functions also will be performed, and recognition of “normal” and “atypical” oral structures will be emphasized. Open only to matriculated Dental Hygiene students.
    Pre-requisite(s): DHYG 110 Preventive Dentistry I  and DHYG 105 Tooth Morphology and Occlusion .
    Co-requisite(s): DHYG 120 Preventive Dentistry II .
    Pre- or co- requisite(s): BIOL 125 Nutrition .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lab: 9
    Other: 2
  
  
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    DHYG 207 Periodontology

    This course covers coordination of dental and oral anatomy, histology, physiology, microbiology of plaque, pathology of periodontal disease with clinical application and the rationale of periodontal therapy. The goal of this course is to develop within students the ability to recognize and participate in the treatment of periodontal disease. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to readily differentiate between a healthy and a diseased periodontium and understand the etiology and pathogenesis of periodontal condition. In addition, students should be able to establish a sequential treatment plan and understand the rationale behind the treatment modalities employed in the treatment of various periodontal disease entities. Open only to matriculated Dental Hygiene students.
    Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 135 Oral Histology and Embryology ; BIOL 205 Microbiology ; DHYG 121 Clinical Dental Hygiene I .
    Co-requisite(s): DHYG 206 Pathology  and DHYG 231 Clinical Dental Hygiene II .
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
  
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    DHYG 208 Dental Materials

    This course is designed to provide knowledge of the role of the dental hygienist in the specialties and in restorative dentistry. A study of common dental materials used in various office settings is included. Laboratory sessions consist of exercises in dental hygiene functional procedures, including the manipulation and utilization of dental materials. Successful completion of both didactic and laboratory requirements for this course is necessary for continuation in the college’s Dental Hygiene program. Open only to matriculated Dental Hygiene students.
    Pre-requisite(s): DHYG 121 Clinical Dental Hygiene I .
    Co-requisite(s): DHYG 231 Clinical Dental Hygiene II .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2
  
  
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    DHYG 216 Oral Care for People Living with Special Needs

    Individuals living with special needs may have a higher risk of oral disease due to compromised oral hygiene as a consequence of their impairment, oral manifestations of their particular condition and/or the side effects of drug regimes. This course will explore the concerns for providing and enabling the delivery of oral care for people whose medical, physical, psychological or social situations make it necessary to modify normal dental routines. The course will address the dental hygiene process of care in developing and implementing provisions of multidisciplinary oral health care for a wide variety of patients living with special needs. The course also will include effective communication techniques and describe an interdisciplinary, comprehensive and coordinated approach to oral care for individuals living with special needs. Open only to matriculated Dental Hygiene students.
    Pre-requisite(s): DHYG 206 Pathology ; DHYG 207 Periodontology ; DHYG 231 Clinical Dental Hygiene II .
    Co-requisite(s): DHYG 211 Advanced Community Dental Services ; DHYG 217 Pharmacology ; DHYG 240 Preventive Dentistry IV .
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
  
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    DHYG 217 Pharmacology

    Pharmacology introduces the dental hygiene student to drugs associated with dentistry. General principles of pharmacology and therapeutics are studied, followed by a detailed study of specific drugs used routinely in dentistry. Drugs prescribed for medical reasons that have dental significance also are described. Knowledge of pharmacology is essential for the dental hygienist in order to understand the drugs he or she is handling, the medications patients may be taking, and the actions of the drugs the dentist prescribes. This knowledge is an integral part of patient management and used to determine the need for medical consults, modifications of the dental hygiene care plan and in striving for patient centered care at all times. Open only to matriculated Dental Hygiene students.
    Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 136 Anatomy and Physiology ; BIOL 205 Microbiology ; DHYG 231 Clinical Dental Hygiene II .
    Co-requisite(s): DHYG 216 Oral Care for People Living with Special Needs ; DHYG 240 Preventive Dentistry IV ; DHYG 241 Clinical Dental Hygiene III .
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
  
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    DHYG 230 Preventive Dentistry III

    This course is a continuation of the study of the theoretical foundation for the management of patients with more advanced preventive and therapeutic oral health care needs. Emphasis is on the assessment of periodontal conditions, care planning, implementation of preventive and treatment modalities and evaluation of treatment outcomes. Legal and ethical considerations are discussed and applied to patient care. Open only to matriculated Dental Hygiene students.
    Pre-requisite(s): DHYG 120 Preventive Dentistry II  and DHYG 121 Clinical Dental Hygiene I .
    Co-requisite(s): DHYG 207 Periodontology  and DHYG 231 Clinical Dental Hygiene II .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
  
  
  

Early Childhood

  
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    ECCE 101 Diversity in Education

    Through this course, students will identify the dimensions of multicultural education and study the impact that bias toward culture, class, race and gender has on children’s education. Students will apply the concept of multicultural education to their experiences, identifying examples of prejudice and bias.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
  
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    ECCE 102 Culturally Responsive Teaching

    In this course, students will explore direct and indirect teaching strategies that are responsive to a diverse student body. Students will analyze teaching materials, develop activities, and explore teaching practices that are sensitive to cultural differences.
    Pre- or co- requisite(s): ECCE 101 Diversity in Education .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
  
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    ECCE 103 Building Partnerships with Diverse Families

    This course will continue the discussion of bias and its effects on education from ECCE 101 , Diversity in Education, by looking at individual families within a cultural context. Communicating with parents, resolving conflicts, and respecting family values will be addressed.
    Pre- or co- requisite(s): ECCE 101 Diversity in Education .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
  
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    ECCE 111 Creative Arts for Children

    In this course, students will explore the nature of creativity in young children. Art, music and movement activities will be related to principles of child development, and students will explore these curriculum areas as a means of encouraging the child’s development and individual expression.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
  
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    ECCE 115 Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Infant and Toddler Care

    This course will examine infant and toddler (prenatal through 36 months) development, from historical and current perspectives. This course will include research on brain development, language development, and attachment. Appropriate care of the young child as the foundation for life will be examined. Holistic development of the child in all domains will be the focal point.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ECCE 122 Guidance of Young Children

    This course is an examination of appropriate guidance techniques for young children. The needs of children in the areas of nutrition, health, sleeping, toileting and self-help skills will be examined in relation to program routines and the crucial elements of the learning environment. Students will learn how to observe systematically and record children’s development by completing an in-depth study of one child within their field placement. Open only to matriculated Early Childhood students.
    NOTE: Students will need to obtain a flash drive to be used in the construction of their e-portfolio.
    Pre- or co- requisite(s): EDUC 100 Child Development .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
    Other: 4
  
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    ECCE 123 Techniques of Teaching Through Play: Math, Science and Social Studies for Young Children

    This course examines how children learn math, science and social studies through play. Students participate in lab activities that guide young children in learning skills and practice the techniques in their field placement each week.
    NOTE: Students will need to obtain a flash drive to be used in the construction of their e-portfolio.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECCE 122 Guidance of Young Children  with a grade of “C” or better or permission of the department chairperson.
    Terms Offered: Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
    Other: 4
  
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    ECCE 200 Health, Safety & Nutrition for The Young Child

    This course introduces students to contemporary issues related to children’s health, safety and basic nutrition. An emphasis is placed on the promotion of children’s healthy development and wellbeing. The early childhood administrator’s role in maintaining systems for monitoring practices relating to health, safety and nutrition will be explored including the assessment of children’s health, safety management, management of injuries and acute illness, maltreatment of children, and the planning and serving of nutritious meals to infants, toddlers and young children.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ECCE 201 Ethics and Leadership in Early Care & Education

    This course will introduce the student to the theories, models and styles of leadership in early childhood programs. Students will explore the role of the early childhood administrator and develop their skills in communication, conflict resolution, decision making, and in providing professional development for teachers. This course also reviews ethical principles as they relate to children, families, colleagues, the community and society.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ECCE 213 Early Intervention and Autism in The Young Child

    This course will examine the needs of individuals with Autism, including, but not limited to, the etiology, prevalence, characteristics, and evidence-based methodology for teaching students with Autism. Topics to be discussed include: instructional design, teaching strategies to promote communication and socialization skills, positive behavioral supports, functional assessment tools, and collaboration between the home, school, and community to support students with Autism. Throughout this course, students will learn the process by which young children with disabilities and their families receive early intervention services. Students will be introduced to the laws and regulations concerning early intervention as well as the process by which families qualify for services.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ECCE 214 Intro to The Administration of Early Childhood Programs

    This course will examine the components of planning and administering early childhood programs in day care centers, nursery schools, preschools, Head Start and other early childhood settings. The student will develop a foundation for determining the framework of a program including philosophy, policy, daily operations, housing, equipment, financing, budgeting, staff supervision, and development. The implementation of a developmentally appropriate early childhood program will be examined and emphasized including the administrator’s role in curriculum development, providing nutrition, health and safety services, assessing and reporting children’s progress and parent involvement.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ECCE 226 Appropriate Curriculum Practices for Young Children: A Developmental Approach

    Students will explore the concept of developmentally appropriate practice and its implications for creating a caring community of learners, teaching to enhance development and learning, constructing appropriate curriculum, assessing children’s learning and development, and establishing reciprocal relationships with parents. The student field experience is extended to two days each week and the on-campus component includes small group sessions as well as individual conferences with the field supervisor.
    NOTE: Students will need to obtain a flash drive to be used in the construction of their e-portfolio.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECCE 122 Guidance of Young Children  and ECCE 123 Techniques of Teaching Through Play: Math, Science and Social Studies for Young Children  with a grade of “C” or better or permission of department chairperson.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
    Other: 8
  
  
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    ECCE 231 Home, School and Community: Integrative Approach

    This course will explore professional principles and practices that support family involvement in all aspects of children’s programs. Students will explore strategies that teachers and administrators can create successful collaborations and partnerships among families, schools and communities to build positive learning experiences for all children. The course will also examine the influences of home, school and community on children’s lives, family diversity, and the roles and experiences of parents as an impact on children’s education.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ECCE 290 Internship in Early Childhood Administration

    Students will participate in a 90-hour internship with a child care director at an approved, licensed child care facility. The student will experience the responsibilities of an early childhood administrator, which include work in managing finances, supervising and scheduling teachers, program development, managing food and health, safety programs, supporting quality curriculum, providing professional staff development, marketing the program, and working with families, volunteers and the community. In this capstone course, students will complete the New York State Child Program Administrator Credential (CPAC) Portfolio which demonstrates competency as a Children’s Program Administrator.
    Pre- or co- requisite(s): ECCE 214 Intro to The Administration of Early Childhood Programs ; ECCE 226 Appropriate Curriculum Practices for Young Children: A Developmental Approach  or ACTG 100 Applied Accounting  or permission of the department chairperson.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
    Other: 6

Echocardiography

  
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    ECHO 252 Echocardiography Principles and Instrumentation

    This course is a study of the principles of ultrasound instruments, modes of operation, operator control options, frequency selection, and scanning motions. Planes in a cardiac examination, patient histories and physical signs, patient preparations and doppler vs. color doppler protocols also will be covered. Basic generalized pathology of the different organs also will be covered. Open only to matriculated Echocardiography students or by permission of department chair.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ECHO 254 Echocardiography I

    This course is a study of 2-D imaging, m-mode, doppler, and color doppler of the normal adult heart. Correlation with other cardiac evaluation methods such as the physical exams, EKG, phonocardiology, cardiac catheterization, thallium tests, and stress echocardiography also will be discussed. Open only to matriculated Echocardiography students or by permission of department chair.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 1
  
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    ECHO 256 Anatomy and Physiology of The Heart

    This course is a study of the anatomy of the adult heart. Basic embryology, cardiac physiology, the function of circulation, coronary circulation, parameters of arterial pressure measurement, physiological and the heart and its pressures will be some of the areas covered. Open only to matriculated Echocardiography and Invasive Cardiovascular Technology students or by permission of department chair.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
  
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    ECHO 258 Echocardiography Clinic I

    This course will cover actual scanning of the heart in a hospital or clinic setting. Students will learn how to produce and interpret normal and pathognomonic sonograms of the heart. Open only to matriculated Echocardiography students.
    NOTE: Students are given either a pass or fail grade for this course with no quality points awarded. If a student’s clinical performance is unsatisfactory or if at any time the student compromises the safety of the patient, the student will be terminated from the program.
    Co-requisite(s): ECHO 252 Echocardiography Principles and Instrumentation ; ECHO 254 Echocardiography I ; ECHO 256 Anatomy and Physiology of The Heart .
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 8
    Contact Hours:
    Lab: 24
  
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    ECHO 266 Echocardiography II

    This is an in-depth study of the pathologies related to the heart, their physiological symptoms and outcomes, and their sonographic appearance. An in-depth study of each anatomical aspect of the heart and its correlative disease processes will be covered. Case reviews and diagnostic interpretations will help students to understand this intricate organ and the pathologies associated with it. Open only to matriculated Echocardiography and Invasive Cardiovascular Technology students.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECHO 254 Echocardiography I  and ECHO 256 Anatomy and Physiology of The Heart .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 1
  
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    ECHO 268 Echocardiography Clinic II

    In this course students will scan the heart and peripheral vasculature in a hospital or clinic setting. Students will learn how to produce and interpret normal and pathological echocardiograms of the heart. This is an extension of the learning that the student obtained during the first term. Imaging of the heart will be accomplished utilizing such modalities as doppler, color doppler, m-mode, EKG, and 2- dimensional imaging. Open only to matriculated Echocardiography students.
    NOTE: Students are given either a pass or fail grade for this course with no quality points awarded. If the student’s clinical performance is unsatisfactory or if at any time the student compromises the safety of a patient, the student will be terminated from the program.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECHO 258 Echocardiography Clinic I .
    Co-requisite(s): SONO 262 Sonography Physics  and ECHO 266 Echocardiography II .
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 8
    Contact Hours:
    Lab: 24
  
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    ECHO 278 Echocardiography Clinic III

    In this course, students will gain advanced and intense scanning experience of the heart in a hospital or clinical setting. Students will be prepared to function as beginning echocardiographers and will be ready to sit for the RDCS examination given in October. This course is an extension of the learning that students encountered during their first and second terms. Students will be able to carry out the everyday duties of an echocardiographer when the training is complete. Open only to matriculated Echocardiography students.
    NOTE: Students are given either a pass or fail grade for this course with no quality points awarded. If the student’s clinical performance is unsatisfactory or if at any time the student compromises the safety of a patient, the student will be terminated from the program.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECHO 268 Echocardiography Clinic II .
    Terms Offered: Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 13
    Contact Hours:
    Lab: 40
  
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    ECHO 284 Fetal Echocardiography

    This course explores fetal echocardiography, which has become an integral part of obstetrics sonography. Sonography examinations of the in utero human heart can diagnose congenital heart disease, which may alter clinical care. The sonographer is obligated to perform a basic fetal heart survey on every fetal sonogram. This course follows the basics of fetal echocardiography, not only for the ARDMS examinations, but for the sonographer who is performing obstetrics and cardiac sonography.
    Pre-requisite(s): SONO 262 Sonography Physics  or by permission of department chair.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3

Electrical Construction and Maintenance

  
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    ECMN 101 Direct Current Theory

    This course provides a study of the basic principles and theories associated with electricity as they apply to the electrical construction and maintenance field. Topics include electrical units, the concepts of voltage, current, resistance and power, as well as Ohm’s law. The fundamentals of series, parallel and combination circuits are covered in detail. Concepts and theories involving voltage drop, energy, efficiency of electrical systems, and basic electronics are also discussed. Open only to matriculated Electrical Construction and Maintenance students.
    Co-requisite(s): MATH 105 Applied Technical Mathematics I  and ECMN 111 Direct Current Applications Laboratory .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
    Lab: 0
  
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    ECMN 102 Alternating Current Theory

    This course is a continuation of ECMN 101 . The focus of the course is on the concepts associated with the generation and application of alternating current systems. The course covers concepts of magnetism, electromagnetic induction, inductance, capacitance, and alternating current circuits. Subject matter including construction and operation of capacitors, inductors, single- and three-phase wire systems, three-phase power systems and transmission and distribution systems are also covered throughout this course. Open only to matriculated Electrical Construction and Maintenance students.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECMN 101 Direct Current Theory .
    Co-requisite(s): MATH 106 Applied Technical Mathematics II  and ECMN 112 Alternating Current Applications Laboratory .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
  
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    ECMN 111 Direct Current Applications Laboratory

    This course provides a hands-on learning environment where students construct basic DC circuits in a laboratory setting. Students analyze the circuits’ basic function and prove the concepts and theories learned in the co-requisite DC theory course. Students learn to select and install metering devices in the circuits and practice reading these instruments to collect data. While hands-on reinforcement of direct current circuit theory is the main focus of this course, proper selection and use of metering instruments is emphasized throughout. Laboratory experiments closely parallel subject matter in the DC theory course on a weekly basis. Open only to matriculated Electrical Construction and Maintenance students.
    Co-requisite(s): ECMN 101 Direct Current Theory  
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours:
    Lab: 2
  
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    ECMN 112 Alternating Current Applications Laboratory

    This course is a continuation of ECMN 111 . Emphasis is placed on capacitance and inductance in both series and parallel AC circuits. In addition, course activities allow for further experience in the selection of proper instruments for use in AC circuits. The use of the voltmeter, ammeter, wattmeter and other instruments enables the student to verify theoretical concepts and better understand the principles and characteristics of electrical devices used in AC circuits. Open only to matriculated Electrical Construction and Maintenance students.
    Co-requisite(s): ECMN 102 Alternating Current Theory .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours:
    Lab: 2
  
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    ECMN 120 Electrical Theory for Renewable Energy

    This course is an introduction to the basic principles and theory associated with electricity and electronics as they apply to the electrical trades and renewable energy fields. Topics include electrical units, the concepts of voltage, current, resistance, and power, as well as Ohm’s law. The fundamentals of series and parallel circuits are covered in detail. Concepts and theories involving inductance, capacitance, transformers, single-phase and three-phase power systems are also covered. Students are also provided with a basic overview of photovoltaic and wind power generation. Laboratory experiments closely parallel and are correlated with theory. The purpose of this course is not to provide an in-depth analysis of each topic but to provide an overview for the entry-level renewable energy technician.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2
  
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    ECMN 121 Residential Construction Wiring

    This course provides students with hands-on-training and practical application of electrical codes and theories as they relate to the design, maintenance and installation of residential electrical systems. Hands-on laboratory activities will replicate actual real world applications as students work through a series of modules/ shop jobs, gaining experience in areas which include but are not limited to residential power distribution systems, use of metering instruments, terminals, splices, branch circuit requirements, service installations, power circuits, lighting circuits, switching systems, GFCI protections, AFCI requirements, and applicable National Electrical Code requirements. Electrical, workplace and shop safety are covered in detail, and trouble shooting skills are reinforced throughout the course. The intent of this course is to prepare students for entry-level employment in the electrical construction field. Open only to matriculated Electrical Construction and Maintenance students.
    Co-requisite(s): ECMN 101 Direct Current Theory  or MECT 130 Electricity .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lab: 8
  
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    ECMN 122 Commercial Construction Wiring

    This course is a continuation of ECMN 121 , with a shift in emphasis to commercial and industrial installations. Topics include conduit and raceway installations, commercial lighting, signal wiring and low voltage switching circuits. All hands-on activities are based on National Electrical Code requirements, and an emphasis is placed on developing troubleshooting skills throughout the semester. Open only to matriculated Electrical Construction and Maintenance students.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECMN 121 Residential Construction Wiring  or ECMN 172 Residential Construction Wiring: Part II .
    Pre- or co- requisite(s): ECMN 102 Alternating Current Theory 
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lab: 8
  
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    ECMN 131 Electrical Blueprint Reading and Estimating I

    An overview of the drafting field as it relates to the occupational requirements in electrical construction and maintenance. Emphasis is placed on reading and analyzing prints. Residential and commercial wiring diagrams are covered in detail. Practice is provided for use of instruments and the fundamentals of mechanical drafting. Estimating for residential and commercial buildings is stressed. Estimation includes unit costs, labor and job expenses, overhead and profit. Open only to matriculated Electrical Construction and Maintenance students.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 2
  
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    ECMN 132 Electrical Blueprint Reading and Estimating II

    Electrical and electronic diagrams, schematics, logic diagrams, printed circuits, power diagrams, and electrical packaging are covered. Electrical construction estimating for industrial building and lighting is covered. Open only to matriculated Electrical Construction and Maintenance students.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECMN 131 Electrical Blueprint Reading and Estimating I .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring, Alternate Summers
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 2
  
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    ECMN 135 Workplace Safety

    This course provides the OSHA 10-hour module “Safety and Health in the Construction Industry” as well as instruction in electrical safety and NFPA 70E. Asbestos awareness is also covered along with instruction in CPR and First Aid. This course, along with the ECMN 140 Labor Relations course provides the New York State Department of Labor Electrician and Electrical Maintenance Technician apprenticeship requirements. Open only to matriculated Electrical Construction and Maintenance students.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
  
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    ECMN 140 Labor Relations

    This course covers the history of the U.S. labor movement and labor relations both in industry and in government. Current labor laws and practices are also discussed as part of the curriculum. In addition, sexual harassment awareness and prevention are covered along with the laws pertaining to sexual harassment in today’s society. This course, along with ECMN 135 Workplace Safety  course provides the New York State Department of Labor Electrician and Electrical Maintenance Technician apprenticeship requirements.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
  
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    ECMN 151 Direct Current Theory: Part I

    A study of electricity as it applies to the electrical construction and maintenance field. Conductors, insulators, batteries, and direct current circuits are covered. Open only to matriculated Electrical Construction and Maintenance students.
    Co-requisite(s): ECMN 161 Direct Current Applications Laboratory: Part I  and MATH 105 Applied Technical Mathematics I .
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
  
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    ECMN 152 Direct Current Theory: Part II

    A continuation of ECMN 151 . Electrical efficiency, line loss, magnetism are covered as well as an introduction to alternating current. Open only to matriculated Electrical Construction and Maintenance students.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECMN 151 Direct Current Theory: Part I .
    Co-requisite(s): MATH 106 Applied Technical Mathematics II .
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
  
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    ECMN 153 Alternating Current Theory: Part I

    A continuation of ECMN 152 . Alternating current fundamentals, inductors, capacitors, and single phase circuits are analyzed. Open only to matriculated Electrical Construction and Maintenance students.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECMN 152 Direct Current Theory: Part II .
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
  
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    ECMN 154 Alternating Current Theory: Part II

    A continuation of ECMN 153 . AC series/parallel circuits, single phase, three wire systems and polyphase systems are analyzed. Open only to matriculated Electrical Construction and Maintenance students.
    Pre-requisite(s): ECMN 153 Alternating Current Theory: Part I .
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
  
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    ECMN 161 Direct Current Applications Laboratory: Part I

    The laboratory experiments closely parallel and are correlated with electric theory. Experience is provided in the selection and use of test instruments such as the ammeter, voltmeter, VOM, ohmmeter, wattmeter and oscilloscope. The student is thus enabled to analyze basic DC circuits and prove and better understand the theory fundamental. Open only to matriculated Electrical Construction and Maintenance students.
    Co-requisite(s): ECMN 151 Direct Current Theory: Part I  and MATH 105 Applied Technical Mathematics I .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 0.5
    Contact Hours:
    Lab: 1
  
 

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