Jul 30, 2021  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
    
2020-2021 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.

   

 

Accounting

  
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    ACTG 100 Applied Accounting

    This course provides basic accounting concepts together with manual and computerized applications for individuals who are pursuing a career in the business world. The course covers topics including fundamentals of accounting, forms of business ownership, requirements in starting your own business, payroll accounting, taxes and reports, internal control of cash, payables, receivables, as well as other topics applicable for small business operation. This course may not be used as an accounting elective but may be used as a business elective if taken prior to ACTG 110 . It may not be transferable.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ACTG 110 Financial Accounting

    This course is designed to provide a solid foundation in basic accounting concepts and techniques for students who plan to pursue a career in accounting, as well as the general business student. The course covers the traditional topics of a first semester accounting course, including the accounting cycle, financial statement analysis, and coverage of asset, liabilities and stockholders equity.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
  
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    ACTG 111 Managerial Accounting

    This course follows Financial Accounting (ACTG 110 ), and emphasizes managerial decision making. Course content includes budgeting, cost concepts and terminology, cost analysis, cost allocations, manufacturing accounting and standard cost systems. Managerial Accounting will provide a solid foundation in basic cost accounting concepts and techniques for students who plan to pursue future courses in business, and/or students who plan to pursue a career in accounting.
    Pre-requisite(s): ACTG 110 Financial Accounting  or equivalent.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
  
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    ACTG 115 Honors Financial Accounting

    This course provides a solid foundation in basic accounting concepts and techniques for students who want to pursue a career in accounting and for the general business student. The course covers the traditional topics of a first semester accounting course including the accounting cycle, financial statement analysis, and coverage of assets, liabilities and stockholders’ equity. The honors course will cover the same material as the traditional course with the exception of the amount of time allocated to each topic. A quicker pace will allow ample time for group work at the end of the semester. Open only to students enrolled in the Business- Business Administration Honors Track.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
  
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    ACTG 116 Honors Managerial Accounting

    This course follows Honors Financial Accounting (ACTG 115 ) and emphasizes managerial decision making. Course content includes budgeting, cost concepts and terminology, cost analysis, cost allocations, manufacturing accounting and standard cost systems. Honors Managerial Accounting will provide a solid foundation in basic cost accounting concepts and techniques for students who plan to pursue future courses in business or students pursuing a career in accounting. This course will cover textbook material at an expedited pace, leaving time at the end of the semester for group/peer review. Open only to students enrolled in the Business- Business Administration Honors Track.
    Pre-requisite(s): ACTG 115 Honors Financial Accounting .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
  
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    ACTG 120 Personal Finance

    This course provides a foundation in the basic principles of financial planning and gives a brief introduction of more advanced personal financial planning topics. Budgeting, taxes, consumer credit, insurance, investments and estate planning will be discussed.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Mathematics
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ACTG 200 Accounting Computerized Systems

    This course applies basic and advanced features of Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software to various topics within the accounting profession. It will enhance students’ understanding of basic accounting procedures and increase their computer application skills. Topics include sales analysis, income and expense projection, tables and charts, what-if analysis, financial functions, loan amortization, and inventory management.
    Pre-requisite(s): ACTG 110 Financial Accounting  and (CMPT 101 Computer Concepts and Applications I  or CMPT 115 Introduction to Business Analytics with Microsoft Excel ). 
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
  
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    ACTG 201 Principles of Quickbooks

    This course will enhance students’ understanding of basic accounting procedures and increase their accounting computer skills. Topics covered will include the use of a single-entry accounting package and preparation for the QuickBooks Certified User Examination.
    Pre-requisite(s): ACTG 110 Financial Accounting .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
  
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    ACTG 202 Accounting Micro Systems I

    This course is designed to provide accounting students with a solid background in both the manual and computerized aspects of the following areas: vendor transactions, customer transactions, general ledger, cash management, special journals, subsidiary ledgers, financial statements, quarterly reports, sales tax reporting, and accounting internet applications. Students will first learn these topics in a manual setting and then apply them to computer software programs.
    Pre-requisite(s): ACTG 110 Financial Accounting  or ACTG 100 Applied Accounting ; CMPT 101 Computer Concepts and Applications I 
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2
  
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    ACTG 210 Federal Income Tax

    Students will be taught concepts of taxable income, laws and regulations and their application to various classifications of taxpayers, including individuals and small businesses. There is practice on preparation of tax returns for individuals, partnerships and corporations. Current software is used.
    Pre-requisite(s): ACTG 110 Financial Accounting .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ACTG 211 Cost Accounting

    Cost accounting will provide students with cost theories and concepts affecting traditional and contemporary cost management systems, systems for assembling data, control and analysis of material, labor and overhead, job order costing, process and standard costing, joint and by-product cost allocations, budgeting using modern methods of costing and managerial control. Students will learn how to determine costs of products and services; project costs using statistical analysis; and analyze the relative profitability of various products and services. In addition, students will learn techniques to evaluate and reward managerial performance.
    Pre-requisite(s): ACTG 111 Managerial Accounting .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ACTG 212 Not-For-Profit Accounting

    This course is designed for students interested in working for non-profit organizations, public schools, or the government. It will cover theory and practice of budgetary procedures and accounting for general and special funds.
    Pre-requisite(s): ACTG 110 Financial Accounting .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ACTG 215 Internal Auditing

    This course will cover audit procedures and working papers employed by public and independent accountants for summarizing, classifying and analyzing the records and operations of businesses, including internal control. Students will receive practical experience in working directly from source materials in documents in an audit case study.
    Pre-requisite(s): ACTG 110 Financial Accounting .
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ACTG 216 Advanced Bookeeping Applications

    This course may serve as a capstone for the accounting major at Hudson Valley. The course covers five of the essential knowledge and skill areas that entry-level accountants/bookkeepers need: adjusting entries, correction of accounting errors, payroll, depreciation, and inventory. The course also allows students to gain the additional knowledge required to conduct all key bookkeeping and accounting functions through the adjusted trial balance and basic payroll skills. In addition to being a capstone course for the accounting major, this course may be used to prepare for the National Certification Bookkeeper’s (NCB) exam. NCB certification may provide students an opportunity to advance their careers or enhance previously learned skills.
    Pre-requisite(s): ACTG 110 Financial Accounting .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ACTG 218 Intermediate Accounting I

    This advanced accounting course emphasizes accounting for corporations, including plant and equipment, investments, intangibles, long-term liabilities and retained capital. Students will learn the theory and the practice in these areas.
    Pre-requisite(s): ACTG 111 Managerial Accounting .
    Terms Offered: Fall - Alternate years
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  

Administrative Information Management and Technology

  
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    AITC 166 Internship

    The student will participate in an internship at an approved business site for 90 hours during the last term of study.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
    Other: 6

Advanced Manufacturing Technology

  
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    MFTS 100 Print Reading for Manufacturing

    This course is designed to aid the manufacturing student in reading, comprehending and creating drawings as currently used in manufacturing. Topics will include: terms and definitions; scales and measurement; standard drawing and dimensioning practices; Multiview drawings; orthographic views; threads, fasteners, and gears; sketching; and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerencing (GD&T).
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 2
  
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    MFTS 101 Introduction to Machine Tools (Laboratory I)

    The use of modern machine tools in all phases of metal working. The setup and operation are taught with the student setting his or her own pace. The type and level of work performed is dependent on the student’s past experience and/or his/her ability and interest.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 7
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 10
  
  
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    MFTS 103 Machine Tool Theory and Lab I

    This course covers the purpose, setup, and safe use of hand tools and manual machine tools in the basic phases of metal working. Operation of lathes, drill presses, sawing, milling machines and grinders will be examined. Content will also include theory of cutting angles, tool and cutter selection, cutting speeds and feeds, coolants, industrial safety, use of bench and layout tools, measuring instruments, gages and various inspection practices, along with basic drawings, inspection documentation and planning documentation. In addition, the student will learn the application of basic math and trigonometry as used in the manufacture of components. Lab sessions will provide opportunities for hands-on application of knowledge gained from theory lecture, discussion, and homework.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 8
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
    Lab: 8
  
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    MFTS 104 Machine Tool/CNC Theory and Lab II

    A continuation of Machine Tool Theory & Lab I, this course covers the purpose, setup and safe use of hand tools, manual machine tools and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines in the advanced phases of metal working. Advanced operation of lathes, drill presses, sawing, milling machines, surface grinders, and cylindrical grinders will be taught, along with the introduction of CNC machine tools. In addition, the student will learn the application of more complicated problems in math and trigonometry as used in industry. Lab sessions will provide opportunities for hands-on application of knowledge gained from theory lecture, discussion, and homework.
    Pre-requisite(s): MFTS 103 Machine Tool Theory and Lab I  or MFTS 164 Machine Tool Theory and Lab I Part II .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 8
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
    Lab: 8
  
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    MFTS 111 Machining Processes Theory I

    The construction, purpose and operation of lathes, drill presses, sawing, and milling machines are studied. Included are the theory of cutting angles, tool and cutter selection, cutting speeds, feeds and coolants, industrial safety, use of bench and layout tools, measuring instruments, gauges and accepted inspection practices.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
  
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    MFTS 112 Machining Processes Theory II

    A continuation of MFTS 111 Machining Processes Theory I , includes the construction, operation and application of grinding machines, shapers, planers, turret lathes, chuckers, automatic bar machines, numerical control, and electrical discharge machines.
    Pre-requisite(s): MFTS 111 Machining Processes Theory I .
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
  
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    MFTS 115 Introduction to Computer Applications in Manufacturing

    This course is an introduction to computer systems and applications utilized in modern manufacturing, including an overview of basic PC hardware and software. Students will use common office software applications to create documents, spreadsheets, charts, graphs and presentations for use in manufacturing operations.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 2
  
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    MFTS 120 CAD for Manufacturing with Solidworks

    This course is designed to teach students about the relevance and applications of computer aided drafting within the field of manufacturing. Students will learn about 2D orthographic drawings, parametric sketching, 3D solid modeling, material application, mold design, surface modeling, rapid prototyping and computer aided manufacturing.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    MFTS 163 Machine Tool Theory and Lab I Part I

    Part I of a two-part course that covers the purpose, setup, and safe use of hand tools and manual machine tools in the basic phases of metal working. Operation of drill presses, sawing and milling machines will be examined. Content will also include theory of cutting angles, tool and cutter selection, cutting speeds and feeds, coolants, industrial safety, use of bench and layout tools, measuring instruments, gages and various inspection practices, along with basic drawings, inspection, and planning documentation. In addition, the student will learn the application of basic math as used in the manufacture of components. Lab sessions will provide opportunities for hands-on application of knowledge gained from theory lecture, discussion, and homework.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    MFTS 164 Machine Tool Theory and Lab I Part II

    Part II of a two-part course that covers the purpose, setup, and safe use of hand tools and manual machine tools in the basic phases of metal working. Operation of lathes and grinders will be examined. Content will also include theory of cutting angles, tool and cutter selection, cutting speeds and feeds, coolants, industrial safety, measuring instruments, gages, and various inspection practices, along with basic drawings, inspection and planning documentation. In addition, the student will learn the application of basic math and trigonometry as used in the manufacture of components. Lab sessions will provide opportunities for hands-on application of knowledge gained from theory lecture, discussion, and homework.
    Pre-requisite(s): MFTS 163 Machine Tool Theory and Lab I Part I  or permission of department chair.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    MFTS 173 Machine Tool/CNC Theory and Lab II Part I

    Part I of a two-part course that is a continuation of Machine Tool Theory and Lab I Part II. This course covers the purpose, setup and safe use of hand tools, manual machine tools and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines in the advanced phases of metal working. Advanced operation of lathes, drill presses, sawing, milling machines, surface grinders, and cylindrical grinders will be taught, along with demonstration of CNC machine tools. In addition, the student will learn the application of more complicated problems in math and trigonometry as used in industry. Lab sessions will provide opportunities for hands-on application of knowledge gained from theory lecture, discussion, and homework.
    Pre-requisite(s): MFTS 164 Machine Tool Theory and Lab I Part II  or permission of department chair.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    MFTS 174 Machine Tool/CNC Theory and Lab II Part II

    Part II of a two-part course that is a continuation of Machine Tool Theory and Lab II Part I. This course covers the purpose, setup and safe use of hand tools, manual machine tools and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines in the advanced phases of metal working. Advanced operation of lathes, drill presses, sawing, milling machines, surface grinders, and cylindrical grinders will be taught, along with the introduction of CNC machine tools. In addition, the student will learn the application of more complicated problems in math and trigonometry as used in industry. Lab sessions will provide opportunities for hands-on application of knowledge gained from theory lecture, discussion, and homework.
    Pre-requisite(s): MFTS 173 Machine Tool/CNC Theory and Lab II Part I  or permission of department chair.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    MFTS 203 Advanced Machining Process Lab III

    This course is a continuation of Machine Tool/CNC Theory and Lab II. Stressed in this course are advanced planning skills, set-up, fabrication, quality control techniques and process documentation of all assigned parts produced on but not limited to manual/computerized mills and lathes, vertical/horizontal saws, drill presses and grinders. Also emphasized is the practical theory and application behind the concept, design, fabrication, set-up and utilization of fixtures used in the fabrication of, but not limited to, various shafts, cylinders, flywheels, connector rods, valve blocks, eccentrics and other complex parts. Also stressed is the use of the personal computer in the development of manual G and M code based machine tool programs, as well as exposure to more advanced canned CNC machine tool programs and tooling.
    Pre-requisite(s): MFTS 104 Machine Tool/CNC Theory and Lab II  or MFTS 174 Machine Tool/CNC Theory and Lab II Part II .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 7
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 10
  
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    MFTS 204 Manufacturing Capstone Project Lab IV

    This course is a continuation of Advanced Machining Processes Lab III. The goal for this course is the successful fabrication, final assembly, documentation and presentation of a capstone project. Stressed in this course are advanced planning skills, set-up, fabrication, and quality control techniques, along with development of problem-solving skills, final assembly techniques and ISO 9000 based documentation requirements. Parts will be produced on but not limited to manual/computerized mills and lathes, vertical/horizontal saws, drill presses, etc. Particular emphasis will be placed on the application of all skills acquired in this and all other courses taken as part of the Manufacturing Technical Systems program such as, but not limited to, the areas of CAD, CAM, process planning, machining theory and metallurgy, along with computer, math and English skills. Of particular emphasis will be group inter-dynamics (i.e., individuals working in teams in order to successfully complete a complex technical project).
    Pre-requisite(s): MFTS 203 Advanced Machining Process Lab III  or MFTS 262 Advanced Machining Processes Lab III, Part II .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 7
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 10
  
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    MFTS 211 Manufacturing Processes

    Processes other than machining such as casting, die casting, plastics molding, hot and cold working, welding and punch press operations.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 2
  
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    MFTS 213 Process Planning

    This course is a convergence of skills gained in previous coursework, coupled with application of management tools to give the student an insight into the complexities of manufacturing strategies and problem solving. Topics will cover drawing interpretation, material acquisition, lead times, selection of processes for manufacturing, operational sequencing, elements of cost and price estimating, preservation, packaging and delivery.
    Pre-requisite(s): MFTS 104 Machine Tool/CNC Theory and Lab II  or permission of department chair.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 2
  
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    MFTS 214 Advanced Dimensional Metrology

    This course will provide the student with coverage of the quality assurance function as it applies to design, manufacture, material purchase, customer furnished material, process control, inspection and testing, records, equipment control, corrective action, statistical process control and customer satisfaction. The course will cover the general requirements for ISO-9000 certification. Lab sessions will provide opportunities for hands-on application of knowledge gained from lecture, discussion, and homework.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 4
  
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    MFTS 215 Industrial Relations, Safety and Health

    This course will help the student develop an understanding of and appreciation for common safety practices, health concerns, and human relations considerations in the industrial workplace. Content includes common workplace accidents and methods to avoid them, hazardous materials and MSDS, personal protective equipment, Lockout/Tag out, OSHA, an introduction to basic first aid, and CPR training as required for many apprentice training programs. Topics in industrial hygiene and human relations will also be viewed from appropriate perspectives, including ethical considerations and sexual harassment.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
  
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    MFTS 221 Numerical Control Programming

    This course is an introduction to numerical control and computer numerical control machine tools. Course content will cover standard machine codes and Cartesian format; manual and computer assisted programs for vertical milling; machining fixtures and tooling; machining with NC tapes; and using Genesis/Encographics Language.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 3
  
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    MFTS 222 Numerical Control (Advanced)

    Advanced CNC programming for Vertical Mill. Introduction to Genesis and CNC programming for lathes. Standard machine codes and Cartesian format. NC lathe tolling and set-ups. Lathe machining with NC tapes.
    Pre-requisite(s): MFTS 221 Numerical Control Programming .
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 3
  
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    MFTS 223 Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) With Mastercam

    This course offers the student introductory level training used for programming Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) Machine tools used in today’s manufacturing. Students will learn to program CNC machine tools utilizing common industrial CAD/CAM software (MasterCAM). Both vertical milling and turning equipment will be covered, with emphasis placed on programming methodology and proper application of cutting tools. Student activity will include hands-on operation of CNC machine tools to produce assigned parts.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 3
  
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    MFTS 231 Controls

    A study of electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic principles and mechanisms as they are in controlling various industrial systems. The maintenance and servicing problems of these devices is presented.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 2
  
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    MFTS 232 Industrial Maintenance

    This course will cover the study of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems related to machinery repair and maintenance. An introduction to general fabrication and welding also will be covered. The focus of this class will be metal working machinery repair and will include exposure to hands-on techniques within hte lab sessions.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    MFTS 241 Practical Metallurgy

    The student will have a lecture and laboratory combination to address the following objectives: study parameters that affect material properties and performance, study basic concepts of material behavior, study basic mechanical testing, introduce steel heat treatment, introduce aluminum heat treatment and study material identification.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 2
  
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    MFTS 261 Advanced Machining Processes Lab III, Part I

    This course is a continuation of Machine Tools/CNC Theory Lab II. Stressed in this course are advanced planning skills, set-up, fabrication, quality control techniques and process documentation of all assigned parts produced on but not limited to manual/computerized mills and lathes, vertical/horizontal saws, etc. Also emphasized is the practical theory and application behind the concept, design, fabrication, set-up and utilization of fixtures used in the fabrication of, but not limited to, various shafts, cylinders, flywheels, etc. Exposure to canned/packaged computerized machine tool programs and carbide tooling will also be stressed.
    Pre-requisite(s): MFTS 104 Machine Tool/CNC Theory and Lab II  or MFTS 174 Machine Tool/CNC Theory and Lab II Part II .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3.5
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 5
  
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    MFTS 262 Advanced Machining Processes Lab III, Part II

    This course is a continuation of Advanced Machining Processes Lab III Part I. Stressed in this course are advanced planning skills, set-up, fabrication, quality control techniques and process documentation of all assigned parts produced on but not limited to manual/computerized mills and lathes, vertical/horizontal saws, abrasive cut-off machines, as well as a variety of tooling accessories for holding and machining complex part geometries. Also continued is emphasis on the practical theory and application behind the conceptualization, design, fabrication, set-up and utilization of fixtures to be used on CNC machine tools. Continued exposure to canned/packaged computerized machine tool programs, in addition to the manual development of G and M code based computer programs will be stressed.
    Pre-requisite(s): MFTS 261 Advanced Machining Processes Lab III, Part I .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3.5
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 5
  
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    MFTS 271 Manufacturing Capstone Project Lab IV, Part I

    This course is a continuation of Advanced Machining Process Lab III. The goal for this course is the successful fabrication and documentation of piece parts that will be utilized to construct the capstone project assigned at the beginning of the semester. Also stressed are advanced planning skills, setup, fabrication, and quality control techniques, along with development of problem-solving skills and industry-based documentation requirements. Parts will be produced on but not limited to manual/computerized mills and lathes, mills, lathes, grinders, etc. Particular emphasis will be placed on the application of all skills acquired thus far in the program such as but not limited to the areas relating to CAD, process planning, machining theory and metallurgy, etc. Emphasis will be placed on group inter-dynamics (i.e., individuals working in teams in order to successfully plan, fabricate, document complex parts).
    Pre-requisite(s): MFTS 203 Advanced Machining Process Lab III  or MFTS 262 Advanced Machining Processes Lab III, Part II .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3.5
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 5
  
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    MFTS 272 Manufacturing Capstone Project Lab IV, Part II

    A continuation of Manufacturing Capstone Project Lab IV Part I. The goal for this course is the completion of piece part fabrication and documentation that will be utilized to construct and present the assigned capstone project. Stressed in this course are advanced planning skills, set-up, fabrication, and quality control techniques, along with development of problem-solving skills, part rework/repair skills, and preparation of ISO 9000 based documentation paperwork. Parts will be produced on but not limited to manual/computerized mills and lathes, mills, lathes, etc. Particular emphasis will be placed on the application of all skills acquired in this and all other courses taken as part of the MFTS Program. Particular emphasis will be group inter-dynamics i.e. individuals working in teams in order to successfully plan, fabricate, document, troubleshoot, assemble and present the assigned capstone project accompanied by a documentation package.
    Pre-requisite(s): MFTS 271 Manufacturing Capstone Project Lab IV, Part I .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3.5
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 5

American Sign Language

  
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    ASLN 100 American Sign Language and Deaf Culture I

    This course is designed for students who are interested in the Deaf community and in developing American Sign Language (ASL) expressive and receptive skills. Learning and using ASL vocabulary, linguistic features, and cultural protocols, participants will be able to accomplish these skills. In addition, aspects of Deaf culture will be covered through class discussions and activities.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Foreign Language
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ASLN 101 American Sign Language and Deaf Culture II

    This course is designed to expand the basic principles presented in ASL I. This course will allow participants to continue to develop their ability to use linguistic features, cultural protocols, and core vocabulary to function in basic American Sign Language conversations that include ASL grammar.
    Pre-requisite(s): ASLN 100 American Sign Language and Deaf Culture I .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Foreign Language
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3

Anthropology

  
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    ANTH 100 Anthropology

    This course is an introduction to anthropology including all four sub-disciplines. Topics include human evolution and adaptation from antiquity to the present while analyzing paleoanthropological, linguistic, archaeological and ethnographic techniques. This course explores differences and similarities between and among human groups while comparing and contrasting various human lifestyles from primitive hunting-and-gathering people through the development of food production and the rise of cities and states to contemporary urban industrial societies.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Social Science
    Applied Learning Type: OSL
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3

Arabic

  
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    ARBC 100 Arabic Language and Culture I

    This course is designed to introduce the student to the Arabic sound system and grammatical structure in an effort to give the student a basic understanding of the language, including listening comprehension, reading, speaking and writing skills. In addition to language skills, the course offers the student insight into Arabic culture. Classroom instruction is supplemented with exercises in the language laboratory. Recommendation: Primarily designed for students with no previous knowledge of Arabic.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Foreign Language
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    ARBC 101 Arabic Language and Culture II

    A continuation of Arabic I, this course introduces the student to the more complicated elements of Arabic grammar and concentrates on the refinement of the student’s basic communication skills. Classroom instruction, which also continues to give the student an awareness of Arabic culture and customs, is supplemented with exercises in the language laboratory.
    Pre-requisite(s): Primarily designed for students who have completed Arabic I or no more than two years in high school.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Foreign Language
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3

Automotive Technical Services – Autobody Repair

  
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    AUBR 160 Body Mechanical

    This course will provide students the opportunity to learn and perform industry standard repairs of mechanical related systems on vehicles as well as mock-ups, developing real life shop experience.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
  
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    AUBR 220 Passenger Car Body/Frame Construction

    This course explores the shapes and designs of all body construction and underbody assembly, including unitized bodies with bolt on sub frames, platform construction, and removal and replacement of parts (body panels), glass, interiors, and wind and water leaks.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    AUBR 225 Frame Underbody Repair

    This course will discuss all types of body frame misalignment, including sway from rear, side rail sag from frontend collision, sag from rear-end collision, and frame mashed and buckled from front-end collision. It will also cover diamond frame, wheel housing, panel measuring, trunk opening measuring swing rear end, knee displacement, twisted frame and sideways, concept of four control points, and universal measuring, along with gauge systems.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 6
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 6
  
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    AUBR 228 Panel Straightening

    This course will cover panel alignment, plastic repair, body sheet metal repair, dent repair, glass removal and installation, body tools, and fiberglass.
    Co-requisite(s): AUBR 230 Non-Structural Collision Repair Laboratory I .
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    AUBR 230 Non-Structural Collision Repair Laboratory I

    This course will cover panel adjustments, repair, metal working skills, use of body fillers, basic frame repair, glass adjustments, and fiberglass repair. Students will use both vehicles and mock ups and will develop real life shop setting experience.
    Co-requisite(s): AUBR 228 Panel Straightening .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 6
    Contact Hours:
    Lab: 12
  
  
  
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    AUBR 240 Automotive Refinishing I

    This course will cover aspects of automotive refinishing, including the use of spray painting equipment, air compressors, spray booths, respirators, refinishing materials, mixing and matching colors, masking, surface preparation and detailing on modern automobiles. Laboratory activities and assignments will provide an opportunity for hands-on application of course topics.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 2
  
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    AUBR 245 Automotive Refinishing II

    In this course, students will determine the condition of the surface, prepare bare metal, automotive enamels, metallic colors, learn about rubbing and polishing, spot repairing, acrylic enamel and acrylic lacquer, troubleshooting and paint failure (urethane acrylic-enamel). The course also will cover overall masking base coat/clear coat system and decal-pinstriping.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 6
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 6
  
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    AUBR 250 Estimating Autobody Repairs

    This course will cover cost accounting and analysis, personnel needs, estimating, flat rate, overlap on repairs, shop safety, layout of shop, shop cleanliness, dealing with insurance companies, shop control, New York State regulations, use of crash books, use of estimating forms, and customer courtesy.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    AUBR 255 Body Accessory Service/Repair

    This course will emphasize service and adjustment of electrical/ vacuum components, service and repair of vehicle restraint systems, air conditioning systems, and anti-lock braking systems.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    AUBR 265 Basic Automotive Welding

    This course will provide students with basic welding skills needed for the automotive industry. The course will cover MIG, TIG, plasma and arc cutting methods. Welding materials will focus mainly on steel, with a small amount of pipe welding and aluminum. Lecture topics will cover welding safety, set-up, prep and the operation of equipment and materials.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2

Automotive Technical Services – General Motors

  
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    AUCP 120 Automotive Electrical Systems and Components

    This course provides an introduction to the principles of electricity. Topics covered include current, voltage, resistance, series and parallel circuits, magnetism, inductance, capacitance, DC current, and the General Motors Digital Electronics Program. Laboratory emphasis is placed on diagnosis and repair of General Motors electrical systems and components.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 8
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 5
    Lab: 11
  
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    AUCP 150 Practical Work Experience I

    This is the first of four required, practical work experience courses that provide hands-on applications of theoretical course work in the Automotive Technical Services - General Motors programs. In each course, students are required to work a 40-hour work week in an authorized dealership. The college and the corporation jointly establish work assignments that support student learning. These experiences are evaluated to ensure that measurable standards, competencies, and outcomes are attained. Open only to matriculated Automotive Technical Services-General Motors students.
    Pre-requisite(s): Completion of first term program courses.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Other: 4
  
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    AUCP 155 Practical Work Experience II

    This is the second of four required, practical work experience courses that provide hands-on applications of theoretical course work in the Automotive Technical Services - General Motors programs. In each course, students are required to work a 40-hour work week in an authorized dealership. The college and the corporation jointly establish work assignments that support student learning. These experiences are evaluated to ensure that measurable standards, competencies, and outcomes are attained. Open only to matriculated Automotive Technical Services-General Motors students.
    Pre-requisite(s): Completion of second term program courses.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 5
    Contact Hours:
    Other: 10
  
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    AUCP 220 Integral Frame and Suspension Component

    This course is a comprehensive study of the chassis operation, and repair and service procedures, including frame, suspension, steering mechanism, brake systems, front end alignment, wheels, wheel balance, tire service, climate control systems. Laboratory experiments will focus on the diagnosis and repair procedures for all frame and suspension components. Open only to matriculated Automotive Technical Services-General Motors students.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 6
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 5
    Lab: 6
  
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    AUCP 250 Practical Work Experience III

    This is the third of four required, practical work experience courses that provide hands-on applications of theoretical course work in the Automotive Technical Services - General Motors programs. In each course, students are required to work a 40-hour work week in an authorized dealership. The college and the corporation jointly establish work assignments that support student learning. These experiences are evaluated to ensure that measurable standards, competencies, and outcomes are attained. Open only to matriculated Automotive Technical Services-General Motors students.
    Pre-requisite(s): Completion of third term program courses.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Other: 4
  
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    AUCP 255 Practical Work Experience IV

    This is the fourth of four required, practical work experience courses that provide hands-on applications of theoretical course work in the Automotive Technical Services - General Motors programs. In each course, students are required to work a 40-hour work week in an authorized dealership. The college and the corporation jointly establish work assignments that support student learning. These experiences are evaluated to ensure that measurable standards, competencies, and outcomes are attained. Open only to matriculated Automotive Technical Services-General Motors students.
    Pre-requisite(s): Completion of fourth term program courses.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 5
    Contact Hours:
    Other: 10

Automotive Technical Services

  
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    AUTO 110 Automotive Services

    This course is designed to familiarize students with tasks performed by entry-level automotive technicians. Students will learn professional procedures for lifting and supporting vehicles safely, lube-oil-filter service, tire and wheel service, lighting system repairs, basic tuneup, accessory drive belt service, battery service and more. Lecture sessions will provide necessary information on industry standards, including shop safety. Laboratory sessions will allow hands-on experience for students. Protective clothing, safety glasses, basic hand tools, and a valid driver’s license are required.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 2
  
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    AUTO 120 Engines

    This course includes classroom and laboratory work covering the theory of operation and repair of the gasoline engine, including valves and valve train, piston and connecting rod assembly, crankshaft and bearings. The laboratory work covers inspection, diagnosis, and correct repair procedures for all type automotive engines.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 6
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 6
  
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    AUTO 125 Automotive Electricity

    This course provides an introduction to the principles of electricity. Topics covered include current, voltage, resistance, series and parallel circuits, magnetism, inductance, capacitance, and DC current. Emphasis is placed on the diagnosis, overhaul, and testing procedures of all automotive electrical components.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    AUTO 130 Automotive Specifications

    This course is designed to introduce the student to the related techniques of automotive repair. Major topics covered include: measurement and measurement instruments, new vehicle inspection and pre-delivery preparation, New York State inspection procedures, fundamentals of oxygen-acetylene welding, use of shop manuals and specifications, quick service and customer operations.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
  
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    AUTO 140 Fuel Systems

    This course provides an in-depth study of the theory, operation, and correct repair procedures for the fuel delivery systems used on gasoline engine equipped vehicles. The following topics will be covered: storage systems, fuel pumps (mechanical and electrical), electronic fuel injection, turbocharging, exhaust sensors, carburetion and emissions testing. Laboratory sessions will cover the diagnosis and repair of component parts. Related fuel system testing and adjustments will be stressed.
    Pre-requisite(s): AUTO 125 Automotive Electricity .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    AUTO 145 Passenger Car Chassis I

    This course provides a comprehensive study of the chassis operation, repair and service procedures including front and rear suspension, steering systems, and braking systems. Laboratory work will cover hands-on tasks related to classroom instruction. Focus will be placed on overhaul and adjustment procedures used in repairing chassis components.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2
  
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    AUTO 150 Transmissions/Transaxles

    This course provides a study of the power trains systems used on all automotive vehicles. Topics include torque convertors, planetary gears, hydraulic control units, clutches, standard transmissions, transaxles, drive lines, linkage, constant velocity joints and differentials. Laboratory work will emphasize the overhaul and adjustment procedures used in repairing these power train components.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 6
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 6
  
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    AUTO 160 Industrial Relations

    This course will explore employee relations in the life of the individual and his or her society. Students will develop a keen awareness of the complexities in business, industry and society. Students receive insight into the work problems – human, technical and personal – in an automotive environment. Students will be given an understanding of how to successfully participate in this environment. Resume writing and skill evaluation are organized by students.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    AUTO 200 America On Wheels

    Our national love affair with the automobile has been going on for more than a century. The “horseless carriage” changed the face of America and spawned a network of roads and highways that has transformed the United States from an agrarian society to a suburban car culture. The scope of this course will address the impact that visionary pioneers, including Henry Ford, had in mobilizing the country, which in turn redefined our national identity. Because the automobile is such a complicated device, it has taken decades for auto manufacturers to produce the safe, powerful, and fuel-efficient and pollution free vehicles that we drive today. Students will, through a series of discussions, learn about the changes in automobile technology and the individuals behind those changes.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    AUTO 220 Alternative Fuels

    This course is designed to utilize a combination of classroom discussion and demonstration. Students will become familiar with the various types of alternate fuels, as well as the design and installation of alternative power systems in vehicles. Discussion topics and research will focus on the need for, and practicality of, the various fuel alternatives. Sample topics include environmental concerns, cost efficiency, drivability characteristics and service concerns. The demonstration portion of the class will expose students to the installation and maintenance procedures used in alternative fuel vehicles. Utilizing the various alternative fuel vehicles donated to the college, students will be able to examine, analyze and eventually diagnose and repair the current alternative fuel systems.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2
  
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    AUTO 225 Automotive Lab I

    In this lab, students are assigned in pairs to a service bay in our state-of-the-art automotive repair facility. Under close supervision, students will practice the hands-on skills necessary to repair today’s computerized vehicles. Some of the repair techniques emphasized are: use of computerized diagnostic equipment, tune-up procedures, computerized wheel alignment, balancing, electronic circuit testing and component repair, braking system service, chassis and drive train service and repair. In addition, students will participate in a weekly seminar designed to familiarize them with the latest automotive industry service bulletins, and interact with customers because feedback is a critical part of the automotive repair process. Because this method of evaluating student performance can only be achieved by working on the vehicles of actual customers, students will NOT be allowed to work on their own vehicles in this laboratory. Open only to matriculated Automotive Technical Services students.
    Pre-requisite(s): Valid driver’s license
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 7
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 12
  
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    AUTO 230 Automotive Lab II

    In this lab, students are assigned in pairs to a service bay in our automotive repair facility. Under close supervision, students will practice the hands-on skills necessary to repair today’s computerized vehicles. Some of the repair techniques emphasized are: diagnosis and repair of fuel delivery systems with special emphasis on infrared four gas exhaust analyzing, climactic control systems, diesel engine tune-up and repair procedures, power steering systems, oxygen, acetylene, and electric welding. In addition, students will be assigned on a rotating basis to the following automotive facility management positions: service advisor, shop foreman, service manager. Participation in a weekly seminar designed to familiarize the student with the basic ethics and administration for automotive personnel, proper customer relations techniques, governmental regulations, and environmental regulations used in the automotive industry today will be required. Because customer feedback is critical in evaluating student performance, students will NOT be allowed to work on their own vehicles in this laboratory. Open only to matriculated Automotive Technical Services students.
    Pre-requisite(s): Valid driver’s license
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 7
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 14
  
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    AUTO 235 Automotive Electronics

    This course is designed to familiarize automotive students with all types of automotive computerized electronic systems. Main topics include: electron theory, semiconductors, transistors, microprocessor, electronic circuits, schematics and diagnosis. The laboratory exercises will provide students with hands-on experience necessary to become proficient in diagnosis, adjustment and repair of these automotive systems.
    Pre-requisite(s): AUTO 125 Automotive Electricity .
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 5
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 4
    Lab: 3
  
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    AUTO 245 Passenger Car Chassis II

    This course is a study of theory, operation, and service procedures, including wheels, tires, wheel alignment, balance and climactic control systems. The laboratory experience (AUTO 225 -AUTO 230 ) allows students to become familiar with the equipment and instrumentation necessary to service these chassis components.
    Terms Offered: Fall
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    AUTO 250 Diesel Engines

    This course is designed to familiarize students with the theory of operation, repair and overhaul, assembly and adjustment of diesel engines, including the components and service procedures that are unique to the diesel engine: fuel, fuel delivery system, troubleshooting, computer control of diesel engines, electrical systems and maintenance.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    AUTO 255 Passenger Car Diagnosis

    This course is designed to assist students in formulating a successful diagnostic format. Presentations will emphasize the use of basic and sophisticated diagnostic equipment necessary to augment the ability of the diagnostician. Through the use of diagnostic tools used in the industry, students will learn how to effectively diagnose malfunctions in computerized systems of today’s vehicles.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    AUTO 260 Business Management

    This course is designed to expose students to the business techniques necessary to manage an automotive facility. Federal and state regulations, insurance, estimating of repairs, purchasing procedures, facility planning, lease-purchase agreements, equipment and customer relations will be discussed.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    AUTO 280 Electric, Hybrid, and Autonomous Vehicles

    This course is designed to utilize a combination of classroom discussion and demonstration. Students will become familiar with the operation, diagnosis and repair of various types of electric and hybrid powered systems in automotive vehicles. Students will also be introduced to the operation, diagnosis and repair of current and near-future autonomous vehicle systems. 
    Pre-requisite(s): AUTO 140 Fuel Systems .
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
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    AUTO 290 Hydrogen Power Systems

    This course is designed to utilize a combination of classroom discussion and demonstration. Students will become familiar with the various types of hydrogen powered systems in automotive vehicles and with the design and installation of alternate power systems in vehicles. Material covered will include vehicles using electric propulsion systems as well as vehicles using internal combustion propulsion systems.
    Pre-requisite(s): AUTO 140 Fuel Systems .
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4

Bereavement Studies

  
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    BRVT 110 Approaches to Death and Dying

    This course discusses the philosophical and ethical aspects surrounding death and dying, as well as the decision making involved in these situations. It highlights the interaction of ethical, sociological, medical, psychological, legal, political and religious issues that surround end-of-life decision making. The course is intended for funeral service staff as well as nurses and caregivers.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    BRVT 120 Cross Cultural and Religious Perspectives for Bereavement

    This course examines bereavement across various cultures. Special consideration will be given to major religious traditions regarding death. The world religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judeo-Christian, Islamic as well as Asian and Native American attitudes toward death are presented. The exploration of the richness of mourning traditions across the world is examined with an aim of increasing sensitivity and understanding toward the issue of death.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Humanities
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Humanities
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    BRVT 200 Psychology of Grief

    A survey of contemporary attitudes toward death and dying in the United States, with emphasis on the death care system. Grief and bereavement in children, adolescents, and adults is discussed.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSYC 100 General Psychology  
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Social Science
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    BRVT 210 Contemporary Concepts in Bereavement

    This course will prepare students, both personally and professionally, for the role of today’s funeral service director. The focus will be on the current state of the funeral service field and what is being expected of funeral service professionals. The course will discuss contemporary management and communication styles as they pertain to successful funeral home practice and provide a dynamic view into the planning, advising and counseling function of the director. Students will be asked to design and conduct funeral services and grief counseling sessions. Students will recognize the symptoms of compassion fatigue and discuss strategies to avoid burnout.
    Terms Offered: Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    BRVT 220 Advanced Bereavement Studies

    This is the capstone of the Bereavement Studies Certificate sequence. Students examine advanced topics and emerging practices in the bereavement field, including end-of-life issues, traumatic loss, current grief theory, grief support programs and the importance of ritual.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
  
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    BRVT 230 Bereavement Internship

    This course is designed to combine voluntary experience with academic learning and will require a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer service within the semester. This field experience includes observation, and/or participation at a community service agency or funeral home. In addition, students must keep a written log of their experiences and attend a weekly seminar to discuss and integrate related reading and volunteer work. Evaluation by the placement supervisor is also required.
    Co-requisite(s): BRVT 220 Advanced Bereavement Studies .
    Pre- or co- requisite(s): MTSC 200 Psychology of Grief , BRVT 205 Funeral Service Counseling , PSYC 215 Psychology of Personal Adjustment .
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1

Biology

  
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    BIOL 102 Orientation to Environmental Sciences

    This course introduces students to environmental studies as a field of inquiry and career path. It acquaints the entering student with the personal skills necessary and outside resources available to help ensure academic and career-planning success. Sources of information, making personal contacts, and career opportunities in the environmental field will be discussed.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
  
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    BIOL 103 Orientation to Biology and Bioethics

    This course introduces students to the Hudson Valley Community College campus and to biotechnology as a field of study. Campus regulations, services and personal skills to facilitate success in the program and in seeking employment will be emphasized. This course also will focus on the ethics and bioethical issues of biotechnology.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 1
  
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    BIOL 104 Topics in Biology -The Environment

    This is a course for non-majors that acquaints students with environmental issues, including principles of ecology, biodiversity, resource depletion, pollution, energy use and supply, and economic and political aspects of environmental problems.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Natural Science
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2
  
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    BIOL 105 Topics in Biology -The Gene

    This course is an inquiry into the significance of genes and DNA in our everyday life. The personal, biological, political and sociological implications of our ever-expanding understanding of genetics and heredity are discussed. The course also covers basic biochemical and cellular principles, human organs and their integration into various body systems, DNA, biotechnology, human development, human genetics, and major human diseases.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: No
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Natural Science
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2
  
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    BIOL 109 Biology of The Human Organism

    This one-term course for non-majors presents an overview of the structure and function of systems in the human body. The course also discusses external agents of infection and related topics concerning internal systemic malfunctions.
    Lab fee will be required
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation: Science
    SUNY General Education Designation(s): Natural Science
    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 2
  
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    BIOL 115 Medical Terminology

    This course is an introduction to medical terminology, emphasizing the etymology and semantics of terms, roots, suffixes and prefixes pertaining to the etiology, pathology, pathogenesis, and clinical diagnosis of diseases in the medical specialties involving a body systems approach and emphasizing pathology, oncology and pharmacology of each. Recommended for Health Sciences majors.
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Offered Distance Learning: Yes
    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours:
    Lecture: 3
 

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