Associate in Applied Science in Microcomputer Systems Application

Division of Business — Curriculum Code: 2007

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

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Only students who have already declared this major may complete this program. No new students will be accepted into this program.

Why major in Microcomputer Systems Applications?

This program prepares students for job opportunities that involve computer word processing, use of spreadsheets and databases for business solutions, desktop publishing, and other applications. The program also introduces students to internet web page design. The major is designed for students who are seeking to gain entry into the labor market and also for those who wish to upgrade their professional knowledge in the area of microcomputer applications for career advancement.

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

While this program is not designed for transfer purposes, New Jersey Institute of Technology will apply most of the courses you take in the program toward a B.S. in Engineering Technology. For specific guidelines regarding course sequence and requirements for transferability, consult your academic advisor.

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 course work 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 16 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in two years. You can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-3222.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Identify and apply business software tools.;
  • Customize software packages for specific business problems;
  • Create professional business documents and web pages; and
  • Perform basic computer hardware tasks.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (23 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)
ENG 101 and ENG 102 (two 3-credit courses)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills (8 credits)
MTH 100 and MTH 127 (two 4-credit courses)

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 or SOC 108 (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 (30 to 32 credits)

OCT 105 Microcomputer Keyboarding and Document Processing (3 credits)
CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 136 Desktop Publishing (3 credits)
CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)
CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (3 credits)
CIS 212 Systems Analysis and Design (3 credits)
CIS 235 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 237 Advanced Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)

Choose two of the following CIS/CSC/CEE courses: CIS 105 Programming Concepts, CSC 100 Fundamentals of Computer Science, CIS 111 Information Processing I, CIS 114 Introduction to Visual Basic, CIS 152 Internet Concepts, CIS 153 Advanced Internet Concepts and Applications, CEE 298 Cooperative Education I, and/or CEE 299 Cooperative Educaction II (total of 6 – 8 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (7 credits)

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

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES:

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60 – 62

First Semester
OCT 105 Microcomputer Keyboarding and Document Processing (3 credits)
CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (3 credits)
MTH 100 Introductory College Math (4 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)

Second Semester
CIS 136 Desktop Publishing (3 credits)
CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
MTH 127 Basic Calculus (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

Third Semester
CIS 235 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 237 Advanced Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)
BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I – Financial (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
CIS 212 Systems Analysis and Design (3 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)
History requirement (3 credits)
CIS/CSC/CEE course elective (3 – 4 credits)
CIS/CSC/CEE course elective (3 – 4 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, writing, and mathematics as well as other pre- and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

Associate in Applied Science in Technical Studies: Uniform Construction Code Technology Option

Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies and Computer Sciences – Curriculum Code: 5305

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
Why major in Technical Studies: Uniform Construction Code Technology Option?

The Technical Studies: Uniform Construction Code Technology Option degree program is uniquely designed to ensure the validity of nontraditional learning and promote adult access to and success in postsecondary education and the workforce. By majoring in the Technical Studies: Uniform Construction Code Technology Option, you can transfer in approved credits from construction code training programs and earn a college degree.

If I major in the Technical Studies: Uniform Construction Code Technology, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

The Technical Studies: Uniform Construction Code Technology Option degree program is designed for immediate employment. However, most four-year colleges and universities in New Jersey accept training credits recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE), which is one of the organizations that evaluate training programs. Therefore, you can transfer some  or all of the credits earned in the Technical Studies: Uniform Construction Code Technology Option degree program to a professional studies bachelor’s degree program at a four-year institution.

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. You must also have your training credits evaluated by a faculty assessor in the Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences Division.

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 16 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in two years. Part-time students can complete the program in three or four years. If you transfer in awarded Technical Studies credits, you can reduce the time required to complete the degree.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-4400 or the West Essex Campus Director of Academic Programs at (973) 877-1912.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Review construction plans in terms of compliance with applicable state and local codes;
  • Determine whether construction is in conformance with approved plans;
  • Apply technical and administrative code-related knowledge in code enforcement; and
  • Demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication skills and professional behaviors, which include being able to write technical reports, communicate well with others during site visits/inspections, and effectively work as a member of a team.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (22 - 23 credits)

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

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills (3 – 4 credits)
Choose one of the following mathematics 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 213, MTH 221, MTH 222 or MTH 239 (one 3- or 4-credit course)

Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (4 credits)
Choose one of the following lab science courses: 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 (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 (33 - 35 credits)

UCC 109 Subcode Official (3 credits)
UCC 110 Construction Official (3 credits)
CEE 298 Cooperative Education Experience I (1 – 4 credits)
CEE 299 Cooperative Education Experience II (1 – 4 credits)
Technical Studies electives* (total of 7 – 16 credits)
Technical courses** (total of 10 – 17 credits)

*Note: The Technical Studies electives are chosen based on a concentration selected in one of the technical areas listed below. Courses may be completed for credit at Essex County College or may be transfered in from construction trade programs where a license has been obtained.

Building Code – Students should take UCC 119 Building Inspector RCS (6 credits), UCC 121 Building Inspector ICS (6 credits), and UCC 220 Building Inspector HHS (4 credits)

Electrical Code – Students should take  UCC 130 Electrical Inspector ICS (4 credits) and UCC 230 Electrical Inspector HHS (3 credits)

Fire Code – Students should take  UCC 140 Fire Protection Inspector ICS – Part I (4 credits), UCC 141 Fire Protection Inspector ICS – Part II (4 credits), and UCC 240 Fire Protection Inspector HHS (4 credits)

Plumbing Code – Students should take  UCC 151 Plumbing Inspector ICS (8 credits) and UCC 250 Plumbing Inspector HHS (4 credits)

**Note: The Technical courses may be any additional (non-repeated) course designated ARC, CET, ELC, ENR, MET, or UCC or courses recommended and approved by an ETCS Division academic advisor (faculty member).
 

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (5 - 8 credits)

Computer Science (CSC course) elective (one 3- or 4-credit course)
Additional Technical course(s)*** (total of 2 to 4 credits)

*** Note: Choose the additional Technical course(s) from the major course requirements indicated on the curriculm guides of the programs listed below or other appropriate programs. Programs and courses must be approved by an ETCS Division academic advisor (faculty member).

Architectural Technology (2301)
Civil Engineering Technology (5309)
Computer-Aided Design Technology (3205)
Computer Information Systems (2002)
Computer Science (2302)
Electronic Engineering Technology (2307)
Engineering (0399)
Mechanical Engineering Technology (5308)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60 – 66

The sequence of courses will be determined on an individual basis – see an ETCS Division academic advisor (faculty member) for details.


 

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 Technical Studies

Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies and Computer Sciences – Curriculum Code: 5304

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
Why Major in Technical Studies?

Technical Studies is a unique degree program designed to ensure the validity of nontraditional learning and promote adult access to and success in postsecondary education and the workforce. By majoring in Technical Studies, you can transfer in approved credits from certified apprenticeship training programs and earn a college degree.

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

Most four-year colleges and universities in New Jersey accept training credits recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE), which is one of the organizations that evaluate training programs. Therefore, you can transfer some or all of the credits earned in the Technical Studies degree program to a professional studies bachelor’s degree program at a four-year institution.

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

Based on your placement test scores, you have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major. You must also have your training credits evaluated by a faculty assessor in the Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences Division.

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 could be able to complete the degree in two years. Part-time students can complete the program in three or four years. If you transfer in awarded Technical Studies credits, you can reduce the time required to complete the degree.

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 concepts and theories from a specific chosen applied science discipline;
  • Demonstrate proficient technical skills required to be productive in a career related to a specific chosen applied science discipline;
  • Apply creative and critical thinking and problem-solving skills to analyze and solve discipline-specific 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 - 23 credits)

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

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills (3 – 4 credits)
Choose one of the following mathematics courses: MTH 100, MTH 101, MTH 103, MTH 109, MTH 113, MTH 114, MTH 119, MTH 120, MTH 121, or MTH 122, MTH 127, MTH 136, MTH 213, MTH 221, MTH 222, or MTH 231 (one or two 3- or 4-credit courses)

Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (4 credits)
Choose one of the following lab science courses: 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 (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 (24 credits)

Technical Studies electives* (total of 25 credits)

* Note: 25 Technical Studies elective credits may be earned as block credits for certified apprenticeship training programs.

 

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (13 credits)

Technical courses** (total of 13 credits)

** Note: 13 additional technical credits taken at Essex County College. Technical credits may be earned from college-level courses in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics having the following prefixes: CSC, CIS, MET, CET, ELC, ARC,  and ENR.

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60 – 61

The sequence of courses will be determined on an individual basis – see an ETCS Division academic advisor (faculty member) for details.


 

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 Mechanical Engineering Technology

Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies and Computer Sciences – Curriculum Code: 5308

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

MET Enrollment and Graduation Data » (.pdf)

Why major in Mechanical Engineering Technology?

The Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) degree program is designed to provide a combination of theory and hands-on training in mechanical engineering fields. It enables students to develop a broad background, which can be applied to such areas as mechanical design, quality control, material testing, facilities design, automation, stress analysis and sales. Courses emphasize the application of current knowledge and practices to the solution of specific problems. The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission or ‘ABET’, http://www.abet.org.

If I major in Mechanical 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 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 colleges that will apply some or all of your credits toward a bachelor’s degree in mechanical 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 coursework 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 of engineering mechanics and strength of materials;
  • 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 drawings 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 (29 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)
MET 201 Manufacturing Processes and Materials (3 credits)
MET 202 Modern Manufacturing Systems and Robotics (4 credits)
MET 210 Kinematics (3 credits)
MET 211 Machines and Controls (3 credits)
MET 215 Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
MET 250 Mechanical Engineering Techology Project (2 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (15 credits)

CSC 112 Computer Programming for Engineering and Technology (3 credits)
ELC 115 Electric Circuits: DC and AC (4 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 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
ENR 220 Mechanics of Materials (4 credits)
CSC 112 Computer Programming for Engineering and Technology (3 credits)
MET 201 Manufacturing Processes and Materials (3 credits)
MET 215 Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
MET 202 Modern Manufacturing Systems and Robotics (4 credits)
MET 210 Kinematics (3 credits)
MET 211 Machines and Controls (3 credits)
MET 250 Mechanical Engineering Technology Project (2 credits)
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.

Associate in Applied Science in Architectural Technology

Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies and Computer Sciences – Curriculum Code: 2301

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

The Architectural Technology degree program prepares students for employment in the architectural profession. Instruction is offered in the architectural design studio where students have the opportunity to express their ideas via conceptual and real-life architectural projects. Jobs in the field are typically found in architectural consulting firms and in the architectural departments of corporations and state and federal agencies. Job titles range from construction site inspector to computer-aided design (CAD) operator.

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

Yes. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for transfer to an accredited architectural program in order to work toward a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree. Student transferability and placement in an upper-division college or university will depend on the individual student’s academic performance and portfolio of work accumulated throughout the two-year course of study of Architectural Technology. Several area colleges and universities offer architecture programs including nearby New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). With a five-year B.Arch. Degree from an accredited institution and a three-year work experience, you become eligible to sit for the architect’s 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 17 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:
  • Develop an architectural design that demonstrates mastery of incorporating space and form concepts;
  • Explain and implement the fundamental principles of architectural history and of building construction and materials;
  • Employ computer-aided design (CAD) to prepare graphical depictions of design solutions that are presentable to an audience; and
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing using appropriate technical vocabulary to present to a range of audiences.

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 (28 credits)

ARC 101 Architectural Design I (4 credits)
ARC 102 Architectural Design II (4 credits)
ARC 111 History of Architecture I (3 credits)
ARC 112 History of Architecture II (3 credits)
ARC 131 Construction Methods I (3 credits)
ARC 132 Construction Methods II (3 credits)
ARC 201 Architectural Design III (4 credits)
ARC 202 Architectural Design IV (4 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (18 credits)

CSC 112 Computer Programming for Engineering and Technology (3 credits)
ENR 103 Engineering Graphics (2 credits)
ENR 105 Applied Computer-Aided Design (2 credits)
ENR 205 Advanced CAD (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: 68

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
ARC 101 Architectural Design I (4 credits)
ARC 111 History of Architecture I (3 credits)
ENR 103 Engineering Graphics (2 credits)
MTH 113 College Algebra with Trigonometry (4 credits)

Second Semester
ENG 102 College Composition II or ENG 105 Technical Writing (3 credits)
ARC 102 Architectural Design II (4 credits)
ARC 112 History of Architecture II (3 credits)
ENR 105 Applied Computer-Aided Design (2 credits)
MTH 114 Unified Calculus I (3 credits)

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

Third Semester
ARC 131 Construction Methods I (3 credits)
ARC 201 Architectural Design III (4 credits)
CSC 112 Computer Programming for Engineering and Technology (3 credits)
PHY 101 College Physics I (4 credits)

Fourth Semester
ARC 132 Construction Methods II (3 credits)
ARC 202 Architectural Design IV (4 credits)
ENR 205 Advanced CAD (3 credits)
PHY 102 College Physics II (4 credits)
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.

Associate in Applied Science in Electronic Engineering Technology

Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies and Computer Sciences — Curriculum Code: 2307

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

EET Enrollment and Graduation Data » (.pdf)

Why major in Electronic Engineering Technology?

Look inside any computer, TV, telephone, medical instrument, or household appliance and you will find electronic components, circuits, and systems. The same is true for traffic control systems, aircraft engines, cameras, automobiles, and other devices. All of these were designed and manufactured by engineers and technicians trained in the principles of electronic technology. This program prepares students to work with engineers in the design, fabrication, installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of electronic and electrical instruments and machinery. The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission or ‘ABET’, http://www.abet.org.

If I major in Electronic 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 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 colleges that will apply most or all of your credits toward a bachelor’s degree in Electronic 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 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 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 use of basic electronic measurement instruments including multimeters and oscilloscopes to test, verify, and troubleshoot electronic circuits;
  • Demonstrate computer competency in using electronic simulation software to build, analyze, and verify analog/digital electronic circuit behavior;
  • Create, read, and interpret electrical/electronic symbols in schematic diagrams to analyze/verify signal flow; 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 (29 credits)

ELC 115 Electric Circuits: DC and AC (4 credits)
ELC 120 Electronics I: Semiconductor Components (4 credits)
ELC 211 Electric Power (3 credits)
ELC 218 Pulse and Digital Circuits (3 credits)
ELC 221 Electronics II: Amplifiers (4 credits)
ELC 222 Electronics III: Communications Systems (4 credits)
ELC 224 Linear Circuit Analysis (3 credits)
ELC 228 Introduction To Microprocessors (4 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (13 credits)

CSC 112 Computer Programming for Engineering and Technology (3 credits)
ENR 103 Enginering Graphics (2 credits)
PHY 101 College Physics I (4 credits)
PHY 102 College Physics II (4 credits)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES:

Total Credits Required for Degree: 64

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
ELC 115 Electric Circuits: DC and AC (4 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 103 Engineering Graphics (2 credits)
ELC 120 Electronics I Semiconductor Components (4 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
CSC 112 Computer Programming For Engineering and Technology (3 credits)
ELC 211 Electric Power (3 credits)
ELC 218 Pulse and Digital Circuits (3 credits)
ELC 221 Electronics II: Amplifiers (4 credits)

Fourth Semester
ELC 222 Electronics III: Communication Systems (4 credits)
ELC 224 Linear Circuit Analysis (3 credits)
ELC 228 Introduction To Microprocessors (4 credits)
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.

Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration: Hospitality Management Option

Division of Business – Curriculum Code: 200H

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
Why major in Business Administration: Hospitality Management Option?

The Business Administration: Hospitality Management Option degree program prepares students to pursue careers in resorts, hotels, motels, and other lodging and hospitality properties. Students will acquire knowledge that will enable them to work as unit managers, assistant managers, or food and beverage managers. They will also be able to advance to positions such as front office manager or sales and marketing manager.

If I major in Business Administration: Hospitality Management Option, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

Although the A.A.S. in Business Administration: Hospitality Management Option degree program is job-oriented and not designed for transfer to a bachelor’s program, many colleges and universities will apply most or all the courses you have taken toward a bachelor’s degree.

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 can complete the degree in two years. You can shorten the amount of time required by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Business Division at (973) 877-3222.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental business concepts and principles;
  • Demonstrate knowlege of the skills required for various positions in the hospitality management industry;
  • Apply the basic principles of front office, housekeeping, merchandising, and food and beverage management; and
  • Communicate effectively with accurate ‘business’ and ‘hospitality industry’ terminology in written and/or oral form with a demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (22 credits)

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

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills and Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (4 credits)
Choose one mathematics course or one lab science course from the following: MTH 100, MTH 101, MTH 103, MTH 113, MTH 119, MTH 120, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 127, MTH 221, or MTH 222; 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 (9 credits)
ECO 101 (3 credits)
AND
Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; ECO 102; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101 or SOC 108 (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 (21 credits)

BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
BUS 141 Business Mathematics (3 credits)
HMM 103 Introduction to Hospitality Management (3 credits)
HMM 226 Supervisory Development in Hospitality Management (3 credits)
HMM 261 Hospitality Housing Management (3 credits)
HMM 263 Hospitality Management Front Office Procedures (3 credits)
HMM 264 Food & Beverage Management (3 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (17 credits)

ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I – Financial (4 credits)
ACC 102 Principles of Accounting II – Managerial (4 credits)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business, CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets, CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases or CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (one 3-credit course)
HMM 256 Hospitality Management Law (strongly recommended) or a 200-level BUS or CIS course (one 3-credit course)
Free elective (CEE 298 Cooperative Education Experience I is strongly recommended) (one 3-credit course)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60

First Semester
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I – Financial (4 credits)
BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or lab science requirement (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

Second Semester
ACC 102 Principles of Accounting II – Managerial (4 credits)
BUS 141 Business Mathematics (3 credits)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
HMM 103 Introduction To Hospitality Management (3 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

Third Semester
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business, CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets, CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases OR CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (3 credits)
ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (3 credits)
Historical Perspective requirement (3 credits)
HMM 226 Supervisory Development in Hospitality Management (3 credits)
HMM 261 Hospitality Housing Management (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
HMM 256 Hospitality Management Law OR a 200-level BUS or CIS course (3 credits)
HMM 263 Hospitality Management Front Office Procedures (3 credits)
HMM 264 Food and Beverage Management (3 credits)
Free elective (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 Business Administration: Financial Services Option

Division of Business — Curriculum Code: 20FN

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
Why major in Financial Services?

The Business Administration: Financial Services degree program prepares students to pursue careers in banks, insurance companies, brokerage houses, and other financial institutions. Students will acquire knowledge that will enable them to work as cashiers, junior loan officers, assistant credit managers, and assistant back office managers. They will also gain sufficient knowledge of the business world to enable them to function effectively within large and small corporations and also in non-profit organizations and government agencies.

If I major in Busniess Administration: Financial Services Option, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

Although the A.A.S. in Business Administration: Financial Services Option degree major is job-oriented and not designed for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program, many colleges and universities will apply most or all the courses you have taken toward a bachelor’s degree.

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 can complete the degree 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 Business Division at (973) 877-3222.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental business concepts and principles;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of financial markets and financial institutions;
  • Apply key elements of monetary and fiscal policy in various business contexts; and
  • Communicate effectively with accurate ‘business’ terminology in written and/or oral form, with a demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (21 - 22 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 213, MTH 221, MTH 222, or MTH 239 (one 3- or 4-credit course)

Society & Human Behavior (9 credits)
ECO 101 (3 credits)
AND
Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101 or SOC 108 (two 3-credit courses)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, 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 (18 credits)

ECO 102 Principles of Economics II (Micro) (3 credits)
FIN 101 Introduction to Finance (3 credits)
FIN 201 Money and Banking (3 credits)
FIN 207 Principles of Investments (3 credits)
FIN 209 International Finance (3 credits)
FIN 211 Finance Seminar/Experiential and Directed Study (3 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (23 credits)

ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I – Financial (4 credits)
ACC 102 Principles of Accounting II – Managerial (4 credits)
BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
BUS 201 Principles of Management (3 credits)
BUS 211 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
BUS 251 Business Law I (3 credits)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business, CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets, CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases, OR CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (one 3-credit course)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 62 – 63

First Semester
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting – Financial (4 credits)
BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills requirement(one 3- or 4- credit course)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (one 3-credit course)

Second Semester
ACC 102 Principles of Accounting – Managerial (4 credits)
BUS 201 Principles of Management (3 credits)
ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (3 credits)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (one 3-credit course)

Third Semester
BUS 211 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
BUS 251 Business Law I (3 credits)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business, CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets, CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases, OR CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (3 credits0
ECO 102 Principles of Economics II (Micro) (3 credits)
FIN 101 Introduction to Finance (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
FIN 201 Money and Banking (3 credits)
FIN 207 Principles of Investments (3 credits)
FIN 209 International Finance (3 credits)
FIN 211 Finance Seminar/Experiential and Directed Study (3 credits)
Historical Perspective 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 Business Administration: Business Administration and Microcomputer Applications Option

Division of Business — Curriculum Code: 200M

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

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Only students who have already declared this major may complete this program. No new students will be accepted into this program.

Why major in Business Administration and Microcomputer Applications?

This program prepares you for a career in the fast-paced world of microcomputer applications. It gives you the business and management skills needed to succeed in a variety of business settings. The program prepares students for positions such as office manager, information specialist, administrative specialist, and other technical support and management positions.

If I major in Business Administration and Microcomputer Application, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

The major is designed to prepare students to gain entry to technical support and management positions. While the program is not designed for transfer to a baccalaureate program, many colleges and universities will apply most or all the courses you have taken toward a bachelor’s degree.

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 course work and you register for an average of 16 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in two years. You may shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Business Division at (973) 877-3222.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental business concepts and principles;
  • Effectively utilize personal computers to word process, create and manage spreadsheet applications, develop professional presentations, and conduct internet research;
  • Select and use appropriate software to solve common business problems/issues; and
  • Communicate effectively with accurate ‘business’ terminology in written and/or oral form.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (21 to 22 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)
ENG 101 and ENG 102 (two 3-credit courses)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills/Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (3 – 4 credits)

Choose one math course or one lab science course from the following:

Math: 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 213, MTH 221, MTH 222, or MTH 239 (zero or one 3- or 4-credit course)

Lab Science: 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 (zero or one 4-credit course)

Society & Human Behavior (9 credits)

ECO 101 (one 3-credit course)

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

Historical Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 111, HST 121, HST 131, HST 134, HST 136, or HST 161 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (27 credits)

BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
BUS 211 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business (3 credits)
CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)
CIS 235 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 237 Advanced Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)
OCT 250 Word/Information Processing Applications I (3 credits)
OCT 251 Word/Information Processing Applications II (3 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (13 credits)

ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I – Financial (4 credits)
BUS 213 Principles of Selling (3 credits)

Choose two of the following courses: CIS 114 Introduction to Visual Basic, CEE 298 Cooperative Education Experience I, and/or FIN 201 Money and Banking (two 3-credit courses)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES:

Total Credits Required for Degree: 61 – 62

First Semester
BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business (3 credits)
MTH 100 Introductory College Math (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (SOC 108 Social Problems recommended) (3 credits)

Second Semester
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting l – Financial (4 credits)
CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (SOC 207 Understanding Death and Dying recommended) (3 credits)

Third Semester
CIS 235 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 237 Advanced Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)
OCT 250 Word/Information Processing Applications I (3 credits)
ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (3 credits)
BUS 211 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
OCT 251 Word/Information Processing Applications II (3 credits)
BUS 213 Principles of Selling (3 credits)
History requirement (3 credits)
Two of the following courses: CIS 114 Introduction to Visual Basic, CEE 298 Cooperative Education Experience I, AND/OR FIN 201 Money and Banking (6 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, writing, and mathematics as well as other pre- and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration

Division of Business — Curriculum Code: 2006

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
Why major in Business Administration?

The Business Administration A.A.S. degree program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in sales, marketing, administration, or management. The program provides you with sufficient knowledge of the business world to enable you to function effectively within large and small corporations and also in non-profit organizations and government agencies. The A.A.S. in Business Administration is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). For more information, please visit http://www.acbsp.org.

Click below to learn more about Essex’s ACBSP-Accredited Program Outcomes.
ACBSP-Accredited Program Outcomes (prepared 2017)

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

Although the A.A.S. in Business Administration degree program major is job-oriented and not designed for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program, many colleges and universities will apply most or all the courses you have taken toward a bachelor’s degree. Another A.A.S. degree option available at ECC for Business Administration majors is Business Administration: Hospitality Management Option.

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 can complete the degree in two years. You may shorten the amount of time required by taking courses in summer sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Business Division at (973) 877-3222.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental business concepts and principles;
  • Discuss and analyze issues related to global economics;
  • Explain and apply management theories and principles in simulated business situations; and
  • Communicate effectively with accurate ‘business’ terminology in written and/or oral form, with a demonstrated proficiency in the use of technolgy.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (22 credits)

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

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills and Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (4 credits)
Choose one mathematics course or one lab science course from the following: MTH 100, MTH 101, MTH 103, MTH 113, MTH 119, MTH 120, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 127, MTH 221, or MTH 222; 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 (9 credits)
ECO 101 (3 credits)
AND
Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101 or SOC 108 (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 (21 credits)

BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
BUS 141 Business Mathematics (3 credits)
BUS 201 Principles of Management (3 credits)
BUS 204 Introduction to Organizational Behavior in Business (3 credits)

Choose any three additional (non-repeated) 200-level courses in Business Administration or any three Hospitality Management courses (three 3-credit courses)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (17 credits)

ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I – Financial (4 credits)
ACC 102 Principles of Accounting II – Managerial (4 credits)
ECO 102 Principles of Economics II (Micro) (3 credits)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business, CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets, CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases, or CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (one 3-credit course)

Choose one additional (non-repeated) BUS, CEE, or CIS course (one 3-credit course)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60

First Semester
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I – Financial (4 credits)
BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or lab science requirement (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

Second Semester
ACC 102 Principles of Accounting II – Managerial (4 credits)
BUS 201 Principles of Management (3 credits)
ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (3 credits)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

Third Semester
BUS 141 Business Mathematics (3 credits)
BUS 204 Introduction to Organizational Behavior in Business (3 credits)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business, CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets, CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases, OR CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (3 credits)
ECO 102 Principles Of Economics II (Micro) (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
BUS, CEE, OR CIS elective (3 credits)
Business Administration or Hospitality Management elective (3 credits)
Business Administration or Hospitality Management elective (3 credits)
Business Administration or Hospitality Management elective (3 credits)
Historical Perspective 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.