Associate in Applied Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies and Computer Sciences – Curriculum Code: 5420

A Dual Admissions Program with NJIT
Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

 

Why major in Manufacturing Engineering Technology?

This program is designed to prepare students for employment in the computer-operated manufacturing facilities of existing and emerging industries. It enables students to develop a broad background that can be applied to such areas as mechanical design, quality control, materials testing, facilities design, automation, stress analysis, and sales. Courses emphasize the application of current knowledge and practices to the solution of specific problems.

If I major in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

Yes. You may choose to participate in the Dual Admissions program with the New Jersey Institute of Technology and have all your credits applied to the first two years of NJIT’s bachelor’s degree program, or you may choose to transfer to one of many other colleges that offer a baccalaureate in manufacturing engineering technology.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may be required to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental course work and you register for an average of 17 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in two years. Part-time students can complete the program in three or four years.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-4400.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental principles and elements of automated controls and the ability to select appropriate devices for manufacturing and various control processes;
  • Select and specify materials for manufacturing applications based on principles of engineering mechanics, strength of materials, weight, corrosion, finish, and cost;
  • Apply basic principles of blueprint reading to prepare detailed working diagrams using computer-aided design (CAD) skills; and
  • Utilize engineering-related computer software applications such as CAD, spreadsheets, word processing, and basic programming languages.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (22 CREDITS)

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 or ENG 105 (one 3-credit course)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills (7 credits)
MTH 113 (4 credits)
MTH 114 (3 credits)

Society & Human Behavior (6 credits)
Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; ECO 101, ECO 102; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101, SOC 108, or SOC 219 (two 3-credit courses)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 102, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161, or HST 162 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (26 CREDITS)

ENR 103 Engineering Graphics (2 credits)
ENR 105 Applied Computer-Aided Design (2 credits)
ENR 110 Mechanics (3 credits)
MET 201 Manufacturing Processes and Materials (3 credits)
MET 202 Modern Manufacturing Systems And Robotics (4 credits)
MET 211 Machines and Controls (3 credits)
MET 215 Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
MET 225 Computer Numerical Control (4 credits)
MET 250 Mechanical Engineering Technology Project (2 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (18 CREDITS)

CSC 112 Computer Programming for Engineering and Technology (3 credits)
ELC 115 Electric Circuits: DC and AC (4 credits)
ELC 218 Pulse and Digital Circuits (3 credits)
PHY 101 College Physics I (4 credits)
PHY 102 College Physics II (4 credits)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 66

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
ELC 115 Electric Circuits: DC and AC (4 credits)
ENR 103 Engineering Graphics (2 credits)
MTH 113 College Algebra with Trigonometry (4 credits)
PHY 101 College Physics I (4 credits)

Second Semester
ENG 102 College Composition II
ENG 105 Technical Writing (3 credits)
ENR 105 Applied Computer-Aided Design (2 credits)
CSC 112 Computer Programming for Engineering and Technology (3 credits)
MTH 114 Unified Calculus I (3 credits)
PHY 102 College Physics II (4 credits)

Summer Session
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)
History requirement (3 credits)

Third Semester
ENR 110 Mechanics (3 credits)
MET 201 Manufacturing Processes and Materials (3 credits)
MET 215 Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
MET 225 Computer Numerical Control (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
ELC 218 Pulse and Digital Circuits (3 credits)
MET 202 Modern Manufacturing Systems and Robotics (4 credits)
MET 211 Machines and Controls (3 credits)
MET 250 Mechanical Engineering Technology Project (2 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)


 

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English, and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

Associate in Applied Science in Software Development Technology

Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies and Computer Science — Curriculum Code: 2316

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
Why major in Software Development Technology?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that the employment of software developers is projected to grow 22% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all other occupations. The main reason for the rapid growth is a large increase in the demand for computer software. The Software Development Technology program introduces students to the fundamental concepts of programming with an emphasis on the whole of the software development process. Large software systems used in a wide variety of scientific, engineering, and business industries demand a disciplined and structured approach in the development of easy-to-maintain systems. The Software Development Technology program develops students’ core skills that will be used throughout their careers.

If I major in Software Development Technology, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

Although the A.A.S. in Software Development Technology degree program is job-oriented and not designed for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program, four-year colleges and universities may apply some or all of the courses you have taken towards a bachelor’s degree depending upon their program requirements.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 16 credits each semester, you should be able to complete the program in two years. You may shorten the amount of time required by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Please contact the Division at (973) 877-4400.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Design, develop, and implement a major software-based project;
  • Test software systems with specification, performance, maintenance, and quality requirements;
  • Apply software engineering theory, principles, tools, and processes, as well as the theory and principles of computer science and mathematics, to the development and maintenance of complex software systems;
  • Evaluate the impact of potential solutions to software engineering problems in a global society, using the knowledge of contemporary issues and emerging software engineering trends, models, tools and techniques;
  • Create interactive Web applications;
  • Design and develop mobile applications for the Android platform;
  • Describe the impact of technology on individuals, organizations and society, including ethical, legal, security and global policy issues;
  • Improve ability to function effectively on teams; and
  • Convey technical material through written reports and oral presentations interacting with audiences.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (20 credits)

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MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (30 credits)

 

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (11 - 12 credits)

 

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

 


 

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

Associate in Applied Science in Health Information Technology

A Dual Admissions Program with NJIT

Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies and Computer Science — Curriculum Code: 2124

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
Why major in Health Information Technology (HIT)?

The Health Information Technology degree program was created to address the need for information technology professionals with knowledge and skills related to electronic medical file storage and patient management. This program will allow adults to acquire knowledge through accelerated learning strategies in partnership with work-place institutions. Students will find job opportunities with hospitals, long-term care institutions, and other healthcare providers.

If I major in Health Information Technology, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

The HIT degree program prepares students to enter the workforce directly, and also to transfer to the bachelor’s degree program in Medical Informatics at NJIT. Other colleges and universities may apply some or all of the credits you have earned toward a bachelor’s degree, depending upon their program requirements.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 16 credits each semester, you should be able to complete the program in two years.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Please contact the Division at (973) 877-4400.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Perform the functions of an entry-level Health Information Practitioner;
  • Apply ethical principles and legal standards;
  • Comply with government regulations and accreditation agencies;
  • Adhere to and practice professional standards that govern the health information technology systems;
  • Communicate effectively with consumers, providers, and employees of diverse backgrounds and with other health care professionals

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (23 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)
ENG 101 and ENG 105 (two 3-credit courses)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills (4 credits)
MTH 100 (one 4-credit course)

Scientific Knowledge and Reasoning (4 credits)
BIO 121 (one 4-credit course)

Society & Human Behavior (6 credits)
PSY 101 and SOC 101 (two 3-credit courses)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following history course: HST 101, HST 102, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161, or HST 162 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (21 credits)

HIT 101 Introduction to Health Care & Public Health in US (3 credits)
HIT 102 Introduction to Customer Service, Ethics and Compliance in Health Information Systems (3 credits)
HIT 103 Introduction to Electronic Health Records (3 credits)
HIT 105 Fundamentals of Health Workflow Process, Analysis & Redesign (3 credits)
HIT 106 Introduction to Project Management (3 credits)
HIT 201 Introduction to Health Management Information Systems (3 credits)
HIT 226 Health Information Technology Internship (3 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (18 credits)

HSC 109 Introduction to Medical Terminology (3 credits)
CSC 104 Network Fundamentals (3 credits)
CSC 137 Introduction to Programming (4 credits)
CIS 137 Micro Computer Databases (4 credits)
CSC 237 Enterprise Java Programming (4 credits)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

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NOTES:
(1) Students enrolled in the HIT program will be required to submit a criminal background check, drug screen, health clearance, and CPR certification in connection with their clinical placement at certain health care organizations. All expenses for criminal background checks, health clearance, and CPR certification are the responsibility of the students.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.
 
 

Associate in Applied Science in Cybersecurity & Network Technology

Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies and Computer Science — Curriculum Code: 2312

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
Why major in Cybersecurity & Network Technology?

The rapid growth and development of mobile computing and internet technologies has also raised concerns in cybersecurity and networking. The A.A.S. degree program in Cybersecurity & Network Technology was created to meet the changing needs of the Information Technology industry and provide students with the technical expertise to administer computer networks and secure scalable connected networks.

If I major in Cybersecurity & Network Technology, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

Although the A.A.S. in Cybersecurity & Network Technology degree program is job-oriented and not designed for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program, four-year colleges and universities may apply some or all of the courses you have taken towards a bachelor’s degree depending upon their program requirements.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 16 credits each semester, you should be able to complete the program in two years. You may shorten the amount of time required by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Please contact the Division at (973) 877-4400.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Describe and analyze the hardware and software components of a network and the interrelations;
  • Explain networking protocols and their hierarchical relationships of hardware and software;
  • Compare protocol models and select appropriate protocols for a particular design;
  • Explain concepts and theories of networking and apply them to various situations, classifying networks, analyzing performance and implementing new technologies;
  • Manage multiple operating systems, systems software, network services and security. Evaluate and compare systems software and emerging technologies;
  • Develop solutions for networking and security problems, balancing business concerns, technical issues and security;
  • Identify infrastructure components and the roles they serve, and design infrastructure including devices, topologies, protocols, systems software, management and security;
  • Use appropriate resources to stay abreast of the latest industry tools and techniques, analyzing the impact on existing systems and applying to future situations;
  • Explain the concepts of confidentiality, availability and integrity in Information Assurance, including physical, software, devices, policies and people and analyze these factors in existing system and design implementations;
  • Cite and comply with relevant industry and organizational codes of conduct and ethics; and
  • Effectively communicate technical information verbally, in writing, and in presentations.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (20 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 or ENG 105 (one 3-credit course)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills and Scientific Knowledge and Reasoning (8 credits)
MTH 100 (4 credits)
AND
Choose one mathematics course or one lab science course from the following: MTH 113, MTH 119, MTH 120, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 127, MTH 136, MTH 213, MTH 221, MTH 222, or MTH 239; BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 103, BIO 104, BIO 121, BIO 122, CHM 101, CHM 102, CHM 103, CHM 104, PHY 101, PHY 102, PHY 103, PHY 104, PHY 113, or PHY 114 (one 4-credit course)

Society & Human Behavior (3 credits)
Choose one of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105, ECO 101, ECO 102, POL 101, POL 104, PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219, SOC 101, SOC 108, or SOC 219 (one 3-credit course)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 102, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161, or HST 162 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (31 credits)

CSC 104 Network Fundamentals (3 credits)
CSC 113 Introduction to Linux/Unix Operating System (4 credits)
CSC 114 Computer Networks I (4 credits)
CSC 116 Introduction to Computer and Network Security (4 credits)
CSC 137 Introduction to Programming in Java (4 credits)
CSC 214 Computer Networks II (4 credits)
CSC 226 Network Defense and Countermeasures (4 credits)
CSC 230 Computer and Internet Forensics (4 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (10 - 12 credits)

Approved Ethics Course (HIT 102 Introduction to Customer Service, Ethics, and Compliance in Health Information Systems is strongly recommended) (one 3- or 4-credit course)
CSC 250 Information Technology Capstone Project, CSC 260 Internship or Approved Technical Course, or Approved Technical Course (one 3- or 4-credit course)
CSC 253 Introduction to System and Cloud Administration (4 credits)

Note: The minimum passing grade for all courses designated CSC and MTH is ‘C.’ If you earn a grade below ‘C,’ you need to repeat that course.

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 61-63

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
CSC 104 Network Fundamentals (3 credits)
CSC 137 Introduction to Programming in Java (4 credits)
MTH 100 Introductory College Mathematics (4 credits)

Second Semester
CSC 113 Introduction to Linux/Unix Operating System (4 credits)
CSC 114 Computer Networks (4 credits)
CSC 116 Introduction to Computer and Network Security (4 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or lab science requirement (4 credits)

Summer Session
Historical Perspective requirement (3 credits)

Third Semester
CSC 214 Computer Networks II (4 credits)
CSC 226 Network Defense & Counter Measures (4 credits)
CSC 253 Introduction to System & Cloud Administration (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
Approved Ethics Course (HIT 102 Introduction to Customer Service, Ethics & Compliance in Healthcare Technology is recommended) (3- or 4-credit course)
CSC 230 Computer & Internet Forensics (4 credits)
CSC 250 IT Capstone Project (3 credits), CSC 260 Internship, or Approved Technical Course (3– or 4-credit course)
ENG 102 College Composition II or ENG 105 Technical Writing (3 credits)


 
NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

Associate in Applied Science in Radiography

Division of Health Sciences — Curriculum Code 2105

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
(Also see General Science A.S. Degree Program)
Why major in Radiography?

Radiography involves assisting in the diagnosis and management of human illness by producing diagnostic images (also called radiographs or x-rays) of the structures in the body. Students receive hands-on training in radiographic procedures and imaging modalities and in operating room and fluoroscopic procedures. Graduates of the program become eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Board examination for National Registration in addition to the New Jersey State licensure. Upon licensure, graduates will qualify to work with physicians in offices, clinics, and hospitals. As a radiographer, you can specialize in mammography, computed tomography (CT), digital vascular imaging (angiography), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Related jobs can be found in manufacturing firms and medical supply companies. The Radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, 60606 and by the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners.

If I major in Radiography, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

The Radiography degree program is job-oriented and not designed for transfer to a bachelor’s program. However, colleges and universities, including Thomas Edison State College and Rutgers University School of Health Related Professions, may apply most or all of the credits earned in this program towards a bachelor’s degree.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

All students – even transfer students – must first apply to the College (a General Science major-curriculum code: 0603 is recommended) before applying for admission to the Radiography Program. Admission into the professional component of the program is very competitive. Completion of prerequisites and the submission of an application do not automatically guarantee admission. Transcripts from other institutions must be evaluated by ECC Enrollment Services prior to review of the Radiography program application. The strict application deadline is April 30 for enrollment in the following fall semester. The following are the minimum standards for admission into the Radiography program:

  • Be at college level in reading, English, and mathematics, which may require the completion of developmental courses (e.g., RDG 096, ENG 096, and/or MTH 092) based on placement test scores.
  • Successfully complete the following program pre-requisite courses with a grade of “C” or better in each: BIO 121 Anatomy & Physiology I, ENG 101 College Composition I, MTH 100 Introduction to College Mathematics or any other college-level math, and HSC 109 Medical Terminology.
  • Have a college GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Perform satisfactorily – score at least 50 – on the ‘TEAS for AH’ (Test of Essential Academic Skills for Allied Health), which is scheduled annually in the spring.
How long will it take me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental coursework and have completed the pre-requisite courses for admission, you will complete the professional phase of the program in 22 months by following the recommended sequence of courses specified in the program schedule and by earning a grade of “C” or better in all RTC courses.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-3293.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate skill and competence of an entry-level radiographer;
  • Demonstrate effective and appropriate communication with diverse ethno-cultural patients and other health care professionals;
  • Demonstrate appropriate problem solving and critical thinking skills in the health care setting; and
  • Demonstrate appropriate behavior in providing quality patient care.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (22 - 23 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 (3 credits)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills (3 – 4 credits)
Choose one of the following math courses: MTH 100, MTH 101, MTH 103, MTH 109, MTH 113, MTH 114, MTH 119, MTH 120, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 127, MTH 136, MTH 221, MTH 222, or MTH 239 (one 3- or 4-credit course)

Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (4 credits)
BIO 121 (4 credits)

Society & Human Behavior (6 credits)
PSY 101 (3 credits)
SOC 101 (3 credits)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 102, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161, or HST 162 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (50 credits)

BIO 122 Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits)
HSC 109 Medical Terminology (3 credits)
RTC 100 Radiologic Technology I (2 credits)
RTC 101 Radiologic Positioning Principles I (4 credits)
RTC 103 Patient Care/Ethics (2 credits)
RTC 104 Radiation Protection (2 credits)
RTC 105 Radiologic Technology II (2 credits)
RTC 106 Radiologic Positioning Principles II (4 credits)
RTC 107 Contrast Media (Pharmacology) (2 credits)
RTC 108 Clinical Radiography I (1 credit)
RTC 109 Radiologic Positioning Principles III (2 credits)
RTC 110 Radiologic Advanced Positioning Principles IV (1 credit)
RTC 111 Clinical Radiography II (1 credit)
RTC 112 Clinical Radiography III (2 credits)
RTC 200 Radiographic Pathology (2 credits)
RTC 201 Radiation Biology (2 credits)
RTC 202 Clinical Radiography IV (2 credits)
RTC 203 Special Procedures (3 credits)
RTC 204 Pediatric/Geriatric Radiography (1 credit)
RTC 205 Clinical Radiography V (2 credits)
RTC 206 Clinical Radiography VI (2 credits)
RTC 207 Clinical Radiography VII (2 credits)
RTC 210 Radiography Seminar (2 credits)

Notes:
(1) The minimum passing grade for all courses designated BIO, HSC, MTH, and RTC is “C.” If you earn a grade below “C,” you need to repeat that course.
(2) BIO 121 and BIO 122 must be completed at the same institution within 5 years of application to the Radiography program.
(3) Students enrolled in the Radiography program will be subject to criminal background checks, health clearance, CPR certification, and possible drug screen at their own expense. Adverse results may disqualify students from clinical participation in which case the student will be unable to complete program requirements and, therefore, must withdraw from the Radiography Program.

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 72 – 73

Pre-admission (Pre-requisite) Courses
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
BIO 121 Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits)
HSC 109 Medical Terminology (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills requirement (one 3– or 4-credit course)

Note: All pre-requisite courses must be completed by the end of the Spring semester if applying for admission to the program in the following Fall semester.

First Semester
RTC 100 Radiologic Technology I (2 credits)
RTC 101 Radiologic Positioning Principles I (4 credits)
RTC 103 Patient Care/Ethics (2 credits)
RTC 108 Clinical Radiography I (1 credit)
BIO 122 Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits)

Second Semester
RTC 104 Radiation Protection (2 credits)
RTC 105 Radiologic Technology II (2 credits)
RTC 106 Radiologic Positioning Principles II (4 credits)
RTC 107 Contrast Media (Pharmacology) (2 credits)
RTC 111 Clinical Radiography II (1 credit)
PSY 101 General Psychology I: Personality & Social Aspects (3 credits)

Summer Session
RTC 109 Radiologic Positioning Principles III (2 credits)
RTC 110 Radiologic Advanced Positioning Principles IV (1 credit)
RTC 112 Clinical Radiography III (2 credits)
RTC 202 Clinical Radiography IV (2 credits)

Third Semester
RTC 200 Radiographic Pathology (2 credits)
RTC 201 Radiation Biology (2 credits)
RTC 205 Clinical Radiography V (2 credits)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
RTC 203 Special Procedures (3 credits)
RTC 204 Pediatric/Geriatric Radiography (1 credit)
RTC 206 Clinical Radiography VI (2 credits)
Historical Perspective requirement (one 3-credit course)

Summer Session
RTC 207 Clinical Radiography VII (2 credits)
RTC 210 Radiography Seminar (2 credits)

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English, and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

Radiography Student Handbook can be found at: http://www.essex.edu/academics/programs/stem/nah/radiography/

Radiography Program Mission Statement, Goals, Outcomes Assessment and Effectiveness Measures can be found at: http://www.essex.edu/academics/programs/stem/nah/radiography/

Associate in Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant

Division of Health Sciences — Curriculum Code 2106

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
(Also see General Science A.S. Degree Program)
Why major in the Physical Therapist Assistant program?

Physical therapist assistants have a rewarding opportunity to make a positive difference in the quality of people’s lives. Their work involves extensive contact with both patients and other health care professionals. Physical therapist assistants work under the supervision of a physical therapist in implementing treatment programs specific to the plan of care. Physical therapist assistants work in hospitals, private physical therapy offices, community health centers, corporate or industrial health centers, sport facilities, research institutions, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, home health agencies, schools, pediatric centers, colleges, and universities. The Physical Therapist Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE); rules and regulations regarding accreditation can be found on their website:  http://www.capteonline.org/AccreditationHandbook.

If I graduate from the Physical Therapist Assistant program, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) degree program curriculum differs from that of the physical therapist curriculum. Under most circumstances, courses completed and credits acquired toward this associate’s degree are not transferable. Our program, however, has an articulation agreement with Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, NY). This agreement allows for our graduates, who apply and are accepted into Mercy’s Physical Therapy program, to transfer many of the credits they have completed at ECC. Other accredited programs designed to allow experienced physical therapist assistants to continue working while attending a physical therapist doctoral degree program on the weekends exist, but our articulation agreement only applies to Mercy College.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

All students – even transfer students – should apply to the College as a General Science (curriculum code: 0603) student first before applying for admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. Admission into the professional component of the program is very competitive. Completion of prerequisites and the submission of an application do not automatically guarantee admission. Transcripts from other institutions must be evaluated and accepted by ECC Enrollment Services prior to review of the PTA program application. The strict application deadline is March 15 for enrollment in the following fall semester. The following are the minimum standards for admission into the program:

  • Be at college level in reading, English, and mathematics, which may require the completion of developmental courses based on placement test scores.
  • Attain at least a “C” grade in each of the following pre-requisite courses: BIO 121 Anatomy & Physiology I, ENG 101 College Composition I, PSY 101 General Psychology I: Personality & Social Aspects. (Note: Grades earned in required general education courses completed prior to PTA program admission will also be counted in calculation of the applicants’ GPA.)
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in those courses required by the PTA program.
  • Successfully complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) with a minimum score of 50.
  • Completion of 50 volunteer hours or work experience in a physical therapy setting.

Note: Students are responsible for the accuracy of information they provide on their program admissions application.

How long will it take me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental coursework and have completed the pre-requisite courses for admission and you register for an average of 15 credits each semester, you can complete the professional phase of the program in two years.

What are the Student Success Rates (Student Learning Outcomes)?

The students within the PTA program have a high rate of success. Recent student success rates are indicated in the table below:

2015 2016 2 year average
Graduation Rate* (and 2 year average) 96.6% 82.8% 89.7%
Employment Rate (and 2 year average) 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

Ultimate Licensure Pass Rate (2 year average) = 100.0%

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-3456.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate the hands-on skills and cognitive knowledge (including implementing a comprehensive treatment plan, performing appropriate measurement and assessment techniques, modifying an intervention, etc.) required of a Physical Therapist Assistant;
  • Demonstrate effective written, oral, and nonverbal communication (including completing written treatment documentation, providing patient progress updates to the supervising physical therapist, conveying discharge/follow-up care instructions, teaching specific techniques, etc.) and appropriate interaction with diverse ethno-cultural patients and their families, colleagues, health care providers, and the public;
  • Demonstrate safe, ethical, legal, and professional behavior while working under the supervision of a physical therapist; and
  • Demonstrate readiness for professional development by reading and interpreting professional literature, identifying levels of authority and responsibility in the physical therapy profession, and being aware of policies and procedures among other things.

 

Note: The PTA program is designed to be completed in 80 weeks. This is the suggested curriculum format; however, it is strongly recommended students take as many general education courses prior to admission to ensure success in the professional phase of the program.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (20 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 or ENG 105 (one 3-credit course)

Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (8 credits)
BIO 121 (4 credits)
BIO 122 (4 credits)

Note: BIO 121 Anatomy & Physiology I and BIO 122 Anatomy & Physiology II transcripts older than 5 years will not be accepted for transfer. Credit for anatomy & physiology successfully completed within the last 5 years will only be granted for those courses taken at ECC or accepted in transfer.

Society & Human Behavior (3 credits)
PSY 101 (3 credits)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 102, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161, or HST 162 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (49 credits)

BIO 222 Kinesiology (4 credits)
HSC 109 Medical Terminology (3 credits)
PTA 101 Fundamentals of Physical Therapist Assisting I (5 credits)
PTA 102 Principles of Physical Therapist Assisting I (5 credits)
PTA 103 Physical Therapist Assisting Practicum (5 credits)
PTA 106 Therapeutic Intervention in Child Development and Gerontology (3 credits)
PTA 201 Principles of Physical Therapist Assisting II (4 credits)
PTA 202 Principles of Physical Therapist Assisting III (4 credits)
PTA 203 Physical Therapist Assisting Practicum II (4 credits)
PTA 205 Physical Therapist Assisting Practicum III (6 credits)
PTA 206 Professional Issues in Physical Therapist Assisting (1 credit)
PTA 209 Therapeutic Exercise (2 credits)
PSY 209 Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)

Note:
(1) The minimum passing grade for all courses designated BIO, PSY, HSC, and PTA is “C.” If you earn a grade below “C”, you need to repeat that course.
(2) Students enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant program will be required to submit to criminal background checks, health clearance, CPR certification, and possible drug screen prior to their clinical placement at certain health care organizations. All expenses for criminal background checks, health clearance, CPR certification, and drug screen are the responsibility of the student. Adverse results may disqualify students from clinical participation in which case the student will be unable to complete program requirements and, therefore, must withdraw from the Physical Therapist Assistant Program.

 

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 69

Pre-admission (Prerequisite) Courses
BIO 121 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
PSY 101 General Psychology I: Personality & Social Aspects (3 credits)

First Semester
PTA 101 Fundamentals of Physical Therapist Assisting I (5 credits)
BIO 122 Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)
ENG 102 College Composition II or ENG 105 Technical Writing (3 credits)
HSC 109 Medical Terminology (3 credits)

Second Semester
PTA 102 Principles of Physical Therapist Assisting I (5 credits)
PTA 106 Therapeutic Intervention in Child Development & Gerontology (3 credits)
PSY 209 Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)

Summer Session
PTA 103 Physical Therapist Assisting Practicum (5 credits)

Third Semester
PTA 201 Principles of Physical Therapist Assisting II (4 credits)
PTA 203 Physical Therapist Assisting Practicum II (4 credits)
PTA 209 Therapeutic Exercise (2 credits)
BIO 222 Kinesiology (4 credits)

Fourth Semester
PTA 202 Principles of Physical Therapist Assisting III (4 credits)
PTA 205 Physical Therapist Assisting Practicum III (6 credits)
PTA 206 Professional Issues in Physical Therapist Assisting (1 credit)
Historical Perspective requirement (one 3-credit course)

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English, and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

Associate in Applied Science in Nursing

Department of Nursing — Curriculum Code 2104

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
(Also see General Science A.S. Degree Program)

Nursing Program – RN Fact Sheet
Nursing Program – RN Application
LPN Certificate Program – Application

Why major in Nursing?

There is a growing demand for nurses nationwide. Nursing is a service-oriented profession that involves caring for and working with people. A state-of-the-art, well-equipped nursing simulation laboratory is available at the Essex County College main campus to facilitate student learning. In addition, a multi-media computer laboratory is available for Nursing student use. The Nursing degree program prepares the student for entry-level positions in hospitals and other health care facilities. Upon completion of the program, the student is eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam to qualify for licensure.

If I major in Nursing, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

Yes. Many colleges have “upper-division” nursing programs that allow associate’s degree graduates to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.).

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

It is recommended that you apply to the College as a General Science (curriculum code: 0603) major and indicate interest in the Nursing program. The following are the minimum standards for admission into the Nursing program:

  • Be at college level in reading, English, and mathematics, which may require the completion of developmental courses (e.g., RDG 096, ENG 096, and/or MTH 092) based on placement test scores.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Have a college GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Successfully complete all of the program pre-requisite courses with a grade of “C” or better.

For other admissions requirements, contact the Nursing Department. Qualified applicants are admitted on a space-available basis. Admission to the nursing program is based on a statistically-weighted candidate ranking system.

Note: In addition to the Nursing program requirements, transfer students must have completed a minimum of 9 credits at Essex County College to be eligible for admission to the Nursing program.

 

How long will it take me to complete this degree?

The Nursing degree program is a full-time program that can be completed in a two-year period (after the program prerequisite courses are completed) if you register for an average of 13 credits each semester.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Department at (973) 877-1868/1865.

The Essex County College Nursing program is approved and accredited by the:

New Jersey Board of Nursing
124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
Newark, NJ, 07102, (973) 504-6430 www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/medical/nursing.htm

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326
(404) 975-5000 www.acenursing.org

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (23 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 (3 credits)

Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (8 credits)
BIO 121 (4 credits)
BIO 122 (4 credits)

Society & Human Behavior (6 credits)
PSY 101 (3 credits)
SOC 101 (3 credits)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 102, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161, or HST 162 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (43 credits)

CHM 101 College Chemistry I (4 credits) or CHM 103 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
BIO 211 Microbiology (4 credits)
BIO 251 Pharmacology (3 credits)
NRS 104 Nursing I (6 credits)
NRS 114 Nursing II (8 credits)
NRS 206 Nursing III (8 credits)
NRS 216 Nursing IV (8 credits)
NRS 217 Nursing Seminar: Nursing V (2 credits)

Notes:
(1) The minimum passing grade for all courses designated BIO, MTH or NRS is “C.” If you earn a grade below “C”, you need to repeat that course.
(2) Course substitutions are not acceptable in general education requirements.
(3) Students enrolled in the Nursing program will be required to submit to criminal background checks, drug screen, health clearance, and CPR certification in connection with their clinical placement at certain health care organizations. All expenses for criminal background checks, health clearance, and CPR certification are the responsibility of the student.
(4) Consult the NJ Board of Nursing for specific information on licensure requirements at www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/medical/nursing.htm.

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 66

Prerequisite Courses
BIO 121 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
CHM 101 College Chemistry I OR CHM 103 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
PSY 101 General Psychology I (3 credits)

First Semester
BIO 122 Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
NRS 104 Nursing I (6 credits)

Second Semester
NRS 114 Nursing II (8 credits)
BIO 251 Pharmacology (3 credits)
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)

Third Semester
NRS 206 Nursing III (8 credits)
BIO 211 Microbiology (4 credits)

Fourth Semester
NRS 216 Nursing IV (8 credits)
NRS 217 Nursing Seminar (Nursing V) (2 credits)
Historical Perspective requirement (one 3-credit course)

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English, and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

Associate in Applied Science in Nursing: LPN Articulation Option

Department of Nursing — Curriculum Code 2104

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
(Also see General Science A.S. Degree Program)
Why major in Nursing: LPN Articulation Option?

The LPN Articulation Option of the Nursing program provides an opportunity for Licensed Practical Nurses to gain credit for previous LPN education and licensure toward completion of the Nursing A.A.S. degree program. The nursing program prepares the student for entry-level positions in hospitals and other health care facilities. Upon completion of the program, the student is eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam to qualify for licensure.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

The student must possess a current LPN/LVN license and a high school diploma or GED and have the official transcript of the state-approved or NLN-accredited Practical Nursing Program sent to Essex County College. Applicants should enter the College as General Science (curriculum code: 0603) students and indicate interest in the Nursing program. The following are the minimum standards for admission into the Nursing program:

  • Be at college level in reading, English, and mathematics, which may require the completion of developmental courses (e.g., RDG 096, ENG 096, and/or MTH 092) based on placement test scores.
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Complete the following program pre-requisite courses with a grade of “C” or better in each: CHM 101 College Chemistry I (or CHM 103 General Chemistry I), BIO 121 Anatomy & Physiology I, BIO 122 Anatomy & Physiology II, ENG 101 College Composition I, ENG 102 College Composition II, and PSY 101 General Psychology I: Personality & Social Aspects.
  • Possess a current LPN/LVN license.
How does this option benefit the LPN?

Upon successful completion of two courses, NRS 106 LPN Mobility I and NRS 111 LPN Mobility II, students can complete the Nursing Program by successfully completing NRS 206 Nursing III, NRS 216 Nursing IV, and NRS 217 Nursing Leadership (Nursing V) in the generic track. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded the Associate in Applied Science degree with a major in Nursing and are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam. Upon successful completion of NRS 106 and NRS 111, the LPN is awarded 6 credits toward the Nursing degree as credit for their LPN education (NRS 999).

How long will it take me to complete this degree?

The Nursing: LPN Articulation Option can be completed in three semesters (after the program pre-requisite courses are completed) if you register for an average of 15 credits each semester.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-1868/1865.
Nursing Program – LPN Articulation Option Fact Sheet 2017-2018 »
Nursing Program – LPN Articulation Option Application (Due 08-31-17) »

The Essex County College Nursing program is approved and accredited by the:

New Jersey Board of Nursing
124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
Newark, NJ, 07102, (973) 504-6430 www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/medical/nursing.htm

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326
(404) 975-5000 www.acenursing.org

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (23 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 (3 credits)

Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (8 credits)
BIO 121 (4 credits)
BIO 122 (4 credits)

Society & Human Behavior (6 credits)
PSY 101 (3 credits)
SOC 101 (3 credits)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 102, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161, or HST 162 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (43 credits)

CHM 101 College Chemistry I or CHM 103 General Chemistry I (one 4-credit course)
BIO 211 Microbiology (4 credits)
BIO 251 Pharmacology (3 credits)
NRS 106 LPN Mobility I* (2 credits)
NRS 111 LPN Mobility II* (6 credits)
NRS 206 Nursing III (8 credits)
NRS 216 Nursing IV (8 credits)
NRS 217 Nursing Seminar (Nursing V) (2 credits)
NRS 999 LPN Education* (6 credits)

Notes:
(1) Upon successful completion of NRS 106 and NRS 111, the LPN will be awarded NRS 999 (6 credits) for their LPN education toward the Nursing degree.
(2) The minimum passing grade for all courses designated BIO, CHM, MTH or NRS is “C.” If you earn a grade below “C”, you need to repeat that course.
(3) Students accepted into the Nursing: LPN Articulation Option program begin with NRS 106, which begins in January.
(4) Students enrolled in the Nursing program will be required to submit to criminal background checks, drug screen, health clearance, and CPR certification in connection with their clinical placement at certain health care organizations. All expenses for criminal background checks, health clearance, and CPR certification are the responsibility of the student.
(5) Consult the NJ Board of Nursing for specific information on licensure requirements at www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/medical/nursing.htm.

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 66

Prerequisite Courses
BIO 121 Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits)
BIO 122 Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits)
CHM 101 College Chemistry I or CHM 103 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
PSY 101 General Psychology I: Personality & Social Aspects (3 credits)

First Semester
NRS 106 LPN Mobility I (2 credits)
NRS 111 LPN Mobility II (6 credits)
BIO 251 Pharmacology (3 credits)

Second Semester
NRS 206 Nursing III (8 credits)
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
NRS 999 LPN Education (6 credits)
BIO 211 Microbiology (4 credits)

Third Semester
NRS 216 Nursing IV (8 credits)
NRS 217 Nursing Seminar (Nursing V) (2 credits)
Historical Perspective requirement (one 3-credit course)

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English, and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

Associate in Applied Science in Vision Care Technology

Division of Health Sciences – Curriculum Code: 2122

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Science (A.A.S.) Degree
Why major in Vision Care Technology?

The Vision Care Technology degree program introduces students to the field of opticianry. Students receive training in laboratory techniques of measuring and grinding eyeglasses to prescription and in fitting and final adaptation of eyewear. The curriculum also prepares students for the business administration functions of the profession and to pass the state licensing examination for Ophthalmic Technician and Ophthalmic Dispenser. To be successful in the field, you must combine scientific and clinical skills with the ability to work well with patients. Job opportunities include owning or working in a retail optical dispensary or sales and marketing of ophthalmic materials. Employment prospects are increasing in the profession caused by growth in the elderly population and the trend toward high fashion eyewear. The Vision Care Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation (COA), PO Box 592, Canton, NY, 13617 (Phone: 703-468-0566).

If I major in Vision Care Technology, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

The Vision Care Technology program is career-oriented, although students may choose to transfer their credits to four-year institutions in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in optometry, opticianry, or a related field.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may be required to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major. In addition, prior completion of trigonometry, biology, and physics at the high school level is strongly recommended.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 18 credits each semester, you can complete the program in two years. You may shorten the amount of time required by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-3367.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate understanding of the responsibilities of the practicing optician, optometrist, and ophthalmologist;
  • Explain how glass and other optical materials are manufactured;
  • Analyze the ophthalmic prescription and its parts;
  • Demonstrate the use of the lens meter;
  • Perform ophthalmic finishing techniques;
  • Demonstrate proper dispensing skills;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the refractive implications of accomodation and convergence;
  • Explain how a refractionist may determine the “ADD” power;
  • Use basic optical problem-solving techniques; and
  • Use basic techniques in bifocal height measurements.

Note: After fulfilling the requirements of the Vision Care Technology program, students can take the New Jersey State boards to obtain their New Jersey license. They may also choose to obtain American Board of Opticianry (ABO) Certification. Since the inception of this program, 100% of our students have passed the American Board of Opticianry and the National Contact Lens exams, and 75% have passed the NJ State Licensing Board exam. Job opportunities are excellent for licensed New Jersey Opticians with nearly 100% placement immedidately after licensure.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (22 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 or ENG 105 (one 3-credit course)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills (4 credits)
MTH 100 (4 credits)

Technological Competency (3 credits)
CIS 107 or CIS 131 (one 3-credit course)

Society & Human Behavior (6 credits)
Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; ECO 101, ECO 102; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101, SOC 108 or SOC 219 (two 3-credit courses)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 102, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161, or HST 162 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (42 credits)

BIO 125 Anatomy & Physiology of the Eye (3 credits)
OPH 123 Ophthalmic Laboratory I (4 credits)
OPH 124 Ophthalmic Laboratory II (4 credits)
OPH 126 Ophthalmic Materials I (3 credits)
OPH 127 Ophthalmic Materials II (3 credits)
OPH 201 Ophthalmic Dispensing I (5 credits)
OPH 202 Ophthalmic Dispensing II (5 credits)
OPH 203 Contact Lenses I (3 credits)
OPH 204 Contact Lenses II (3 credits)
OPH 210 Principles of Refraction (3 credits)
OPH 273 Supervised Clinical Experience (3 credits)
PHY 111 Theory of Optics I (3 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (7 credits)

ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I – Financial (4 credits)
BUS 101 Business Organization & Management (3 credits)

Notes:
(1) The minimum passing grade for all courses designated BIO, OPH, or PHY is “C.” If you earn a grade below “C”, you need to repeat the course.
(2) For individuals who already possess a New Jersey Apprentice Dispensing permit, the following courses are offered to fulfill the requirement to obtain college credit to qualify for the State licensing examination:
OPH 123 Ophthalmic Laboratory I (4 credits)
OPH 124 Ophthalmic Laboratory II (4 credits)
OPH 126 Ophthalmic Materials I (3 credits)
OPH 127 Ophthalmic Materials II (3 credits)
OPH 201 Ophthalmic Dispensing I (5 credits)
OPH 202 Ophthalmic Dispensing II (5 credits)
OPH 203 Contact Lenses I (3 credits)
BIO 125 Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye (3 credits)
PHY 111 Theory of Optics I (3 credits)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 71

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
PHY 111 Theory of Optics I (3 credits)
MTH 100 Introductory College Mathematics (4 credits)
OPH 123 Ophthalmic Laboratory I (4 credits)
OPH 126 Ophthalmic Materials I (3 credits)

Second Semester
ENG 102 College Composition II or ENG 105 Technical Writing (3 credits)
BIO 125 Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye (3 credits)
CIS 107 Computer Literacy or CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business (3 credits)
OPH 124 Ophthalmic Laboratory II (4 credits)
OPH 127 Ophthalmic Materials II (3 credits)

Summer Session
Society & Human Behavior requirement (one 3-credit course)

Third Semester
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting – Financial (4 credits)
BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
OPH 201 Ophthalmic Dispensing I (5 credits)
OPH 203 Contact Lenses I (3 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (one 3-credit course)

Fourth Semester
OPH 202 Ophthalmic Dispensing II (5 credits)
OPH 204 Contact Lenses II (3 credits)
OPH 210 Principles of Refraction (3 credits)
OPH 273 Supervised Clinical Experience (3 credits)
Historical Perspective requirement (one 3-credit course)

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English, and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

Associate in Applied Science in Civil Engineering Technology

Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies and Computer Sciences – Curriculum Code: 5309

A Dual Admissions Program with NJIT
Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

CET Enrollment and Graduation Data » (.pdf)

Why major in Civil Engineering Technology?

The Civil Engineering Technology (CET) degree program prepares students for employment in the construction and civil engineering fields. Employment opportunities can be found with engineering firms, building contractors, utility companies, materials testing companies, or engineering departments of governmental agencies. The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission or ‘ABET’, http://www.abet.org.

If I major in Civil Engineering Technology, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

Yes. You may choose to participate in the Dual Admissions program with New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and have all of your credits applied to the first two years of the bachelor’s degree program, or you may choose to transfer your credits to one of the many other colleges that will apply some or all of your credits toward a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology or Construction Management Technology. With the bachelor’s degree, you become eligible to take the New Jersey Professional Engineer license exam.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may be required to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 16 credits each semester, you can complete the program in two years. Part-time students can complete the program in three or four years.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-4400.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Analyze and solve problems encountered in industry by applying knowledge of civil engineering and surveying principles;
  • Employ productivity software to solve technical engineering problems; and
  • Demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication skills and professional behaviors, which include being able to effectively work as a member of a team.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (22 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 or ENG 105 (one 3-credit course)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills (7 credits)
MTH 113 (4 credits)
MTH 114 (3 credits)

Society & Human Behavior (6 credits)
Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; ECO 101, ECO 102; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101, SOC 108 or SOC 219 (two 3-credit courses)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 102, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161, or HST 162 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (32 credits)

CET 111 Construction Methods and Materials (3 credits)
CET 211 Surveying I (3 credits)
CET 212 Surveying II (3 credits)
CET 221 Hydraulics and Drainage (4 credits)
CET 225 Soil Mechanics (3 credits)
CET 231 Structures (4 credits)
ENR 103 Engineering Graphics (2 credits)
ENR 105 Applied Computer-Aided Design (2 credits)
ENR 110 Mechanics (3 credits)
ENR 220 Mechanics of Materials (4 credits)
CET 251 CET Seminar (1 credit)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (11 credits)

CSC 112 Computer Programming for Engineering and Technology (3 credits)
PHY 101 College Physics I (4 credits)
PHY 102 College Physics II (4 credits)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 65

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
CET 111 Construction Methods and Materials (3 credits)
ENR 103 Engineering Graphics (2 credits)
MTH 113 College Algebra with Trigonometry (4 credits)
PHY 101 College Physics I (4 credits)

Second Semester
ENG 102 College Composition II or ENG 105 Technical Writing (3 credits)
ENR 105 Applied Computer-Aided Design (2 credits)
ENR 110 Mechanics (3 credits)
MTH 114 Unified Calculus I (3 credits)
PHY 102 College Physics II (4 credits)

Summer Session
Society & Human Behavior requirement (one 3-credit course)
Historical Perspective requirement (one 3-credit course)

Third Semester
CET 211 Surveying I (3 credits)
CSC 112 Computer Programming for Engineering and Technology (3 credits)
ENR 220 Mechanics of Materials (4 credits)
CET 225 Soil Mechanics (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
CET 212 Surveying II (3 credits)
CET 221 Hydraulics and Drainage (4 credits)
CET 231 Structures (4 credits)
CET 251 CET Seminar (1 credit)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (one 3-credit course)

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English, and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.