Associate in Science in Environmental Science

Division of Biology, Chemistry & Physics — Curriculum Code: 2207

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

The Environmental Science degree program provides an opportunity for students interested in the environment and related fields to complete introductory course work in this area. The major will begin to prepare students for careers in the environmental, remediation, petroleum, and civil engineering fields as laboratory technicians, field analysts, and environmental technicians. The curriculum is similar to the first two years of bachelor’s degree programs at four-year colleges and universities. Emphasis is placed on the scientific method and critical analysis that will enable the student to be a contributor to any scientific team.

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

The Environmental Science degree program prepares you for transfer to four-year institutions to pursue a bachelor’s degree. ECC’s transfer/articulation agreements with four-year institutions provide smooth transfer for our A.S. graduates.

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 you begin taking the core curriculum courses in your major. In addition, if you are at the final level of remediation of English and mathematics, you may take either BIO 100 or CHM 100. While neither count toward graduation in this major, these courses will provide an introduction to basic biology and chemistry concepts that will prepare you for higher-level courses required in this program.

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.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-3430.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Describe the key chemical and physical components of air, land, and water and the natural processes and human activities that affect them;
  • Collect, manage, analyze, and interpret data from laboratory and field measurements and the literature;
  • Apply knowledge and skills from across STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) disciplines towards real-world environmental issues at the local, regional, and global levels; and
  • Demonstrate effective communication of technical information in oral, written, and electronic formats.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (33 credits)

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

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

Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (8 credits)
BIO 103 (4 credits)
BIO 104 (4 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)
Note: ECO 102 is recommended.

Humanistic Perspective (6 credits)
Choose one of the following literature courses: ENG 205, ENG 208, ENG 215, ENG 221, ENG 222, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 250, ENG 263, or ENG 264 (one 3-credit course)
AND
Choose one of the following art or music courses: ART 100, ART 101, ART 102, MUS 100, MUS 108, MUS 109, or MUS 117 (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 (28 credits)

CHM 103 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
CHM 104 General Chemistry II (4 credits)
GEO 101 Rocks, Minerals & Fossils (4 credits)
GEO 102 Land Processes & Natural Disasters (4 credits)
BIO 220 Environmental Science (4 credits)
BIO 225 Plant Science (4 credits)
MTH 101 Statistics & Probability I (4 credits)

Note: The minimum passing grade for all courses designated BIO, CHM, MTH or GEO is “C.” If you earn a grade below “C,” you must repeat that course.

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 61

First Semester
BIO 103 General Biology I (4 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
GEO 101 Rocks, Minerals & Fossils (4 credits)
MTH 100 Introductory College Mathematics (4 credits)

Second Semester
BIO 104 General Biology II (4 credits)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
GEO 102 Surface Processes & Natural Disasters (4 credits)
MTH 101 Statistics and Probability I (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (one 3-credit course)

Third Semester
CHM 103 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
BIO 220 Environmental Science (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (one 3-credit course)
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (one 3-credit course)

Fourth Semester
CHM 104 General Chemistry II (4 credits)
BIO 225 Plant Science (4 credits)
Humanistic Perspective art or music requirement (one 3-credit course)
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 Description section.

Associate in Science in Supply Chain Management

Division of Business – Curriculum Code: 2017

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree
Why major in A.S. in Supply Chain Management?

The Supply Chain Management degree program is designed to prepare individuals to pursue careers in the field. Students who earn a degree in Supply Chain Management will be able to work as logistics managers, supply chain consultants, transportation and warehouse operators, sales agents, forecasters, distributors, lean production personnel, customer service representatives, and planning managers. They will gain sufficient knowledge of the business world to enable them to function effectively within large and small corporations, as well as in non-profit organizations and government agencies. Students will be prepared adequately to pursue higher levels of study in the area of Supply Chain Management or related fields at four-year institutions.

If I major in A.S. in Supply Chain Management, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

Yes. The A.S. in Supply Chain Management degree program prepares students to transfer to upper-division colleges and universities to complete bachelor’s degree programs.

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 Business Division at (973) 877-3222 or (973) 877-3217.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Explain the fundamental concepts and components of supply chain management and the role of each in the business environment;
  • Describe and demonstrate skills in the areas of warehousing, inventory management, distribution, and transportation and discuss how an integration of each aspect helps in decision making;
  • Explain in detail demand planning, order fulfillment, and consumer satisfaction;
  • Apply various strategies in the supply chain management arena as they relate to procurement and risk management;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of manufacturing operations (planning, process, and control) as it relates to general logistics; and
  • Communicate effectively with accurate ‘business and logistics’ terms in written and/or oral form with a demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (32 credits)

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

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills (7 – 8 credits)
MTH 100 (4 credits)
MTH 101 or MTH 127 (one 4-credit course)

Technological Competency (3 credits)
Choose one of the following courses: CIS 131 or CIS 135 (one 3-credit course)

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

Humanistic Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following literature courses: ENG 205, ENG 208, ENG 215, ENG 221, ENG 222, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 250, ENG 263, or ENG 264 (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 (15 credits)

SCM 101 Introduction to Supply Chain Operations (3 credits)
SCM 201 Principles of Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
SCM 219 Transportation and Warehousing (3 credits)
Choose any two of the following Supply Chain Management course electives: SCM 229 Demand Planning & Fulfillment, SCM 239 Procurement & Risk Management, or SCM 249 Manufacturing & Operations Planning (two 3-credit courses)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (17 credits)

ACC 101 Principles Financial Accounting (4 credits)
ACC 102 Principles of Managerial Accounting (4 credits)
BUS 101 Business Organization & Management (3 credits)
BUS 211 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
BUS 251 Business Law I (3 credits)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 64

First Semester
BUS 101 Business Organization & Management (3 credits)
ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (3 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
MTH 100 (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

Second Semester
BUS 211 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
ECO 102 Principles of Economics (Micro) (3 credits)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
MTH 101 Statistics & Probability I or MTH 127 Basic Calculus (4 credits)
SCM 101 Introduction to Supply Chain Operations (3 credits)

Third Semester
ACC 101 Principles Financial Accounting (4 credits)
Historical Perspective requirement (3 credits)
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (3 credits)
SCM 201 Principles of Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
SCM 219 Transportation & Warehousing (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
ACC 102 Principles Managerial Accounting (4 credits)
BUS 251 Business Law I (3 credits)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business or CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
Supply Chain Management elective (3 credits)
Supply Chain Management elective (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 Science in Finance

Division of Business — Curriculum Code: 2016

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

The Finance degree program is designed to prepare individuals to pursue careers in banks, insurance companies, brokerage houses, and other financial institutions. It is also intended to help students identify and value resources both in their current and future use. Students will acquire knowledge that will enable them to work as junior loan officers, assistant credit managers, financial planners, investment bankers, security brokers, and back office managers. They will gain sufficient knowledge of the business world to enable them to function effectively in corporations of any size, non-profit organizations, or government agencies. Students will be prepared adequately to pursue higher levels of study in the area of finance or related disciplines at four-year institutions.

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

Yes. The A.S. in Finance degree program prepares students to transfer to upper-division colleges and universities to complete bachelor’s degree programs.

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?

Visit the Business Division in the Green Area of the Main Campus or Call us at (973) 877-3222.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Identify the fundamental components of finance and the importance of each in the financial environment;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of financial markets and financial institutions;
  • Explain the purpose and basic operation of the Federal Reserve System and central banks in general, and the application of monetary policy to manage the money supply;
  • Evaluate the effect of monetary policy on output and prices using an analysis of aggregate demand and supply;
  • Explain how to apply various strategies in the management of financial investment portfolios in order to optimize profits (and minimize taxes) within acceptable risks;
  • Evaluate the common debt and equity securities and analyze the relative risks and returns associated with each;
  • Identify and explain the key elements of the international financial markets; and
  • Communicate effectively with accurate ‘business and finance’ terms in written and/or oral form, with a demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (32 - 33 credits)

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

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills (11 – 12 credits)
Choose two mathematics courses from the following: MTH 100, MTH 101, MTH 113, MTH 114, MTH 119, or MTH 127 (two 3- or 4-credit course)

Choose one lab science course from the following: 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)
ECO 102 (3 credits)
AND
Choose one of the following Society & Human Behavior courses: PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101, SOC 108, or SOC 219 (one 3-credit course)

Humanistic Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following literature courses: ENG 205, ENG 208, ENG 215, ENG 221, ENG 222, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 250, ENG 263, or ENG 264 (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 (15 credits)

FIN 101 Introduction to Finance (3 credits)
FIN 201 Money & Banking (3 credits)
FIN 207 Introduction to Investments (3 credits)
FIN 209 International Finance (3 credits)
FIN 211 Finance Seminar/Experiential & Directed Study (Capstone Project) (3 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (17 credits)

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

Choose one Accounting elective: ACC 102 Principles of Managerial Accounting OR ACC 231 Federal Taxation (one 4-credit course)

Choose one Business elective: BUS 231 Global Business, BUS 251 Business Law I, OR BUS 253 The Legal, Ethical & Global Environment of Business (one 3-credit course)

Choose one Computer Information Systems elective: CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business OR CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets (one 3-credit course)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 64-65

First Semester
BUS 101 Business Organization & Management (3 credits)
ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (3 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills requirement (3 – 4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

Second Semester
ACC 101 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 credits)
ECO 102 Principles of Economics (Micro) (3 credits)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
FIN 101 Introduction to Finance (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills requirement (3 – 4 credits)

Third Semester
Accounting elective (4 credits)
Business elective (3 credits)
Historical Perspective requirement (3 credits)
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (3 credits)
Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning requirement (4 credits)

Fourth Semester
Computer Information Systems elective (3 credits)
FIN 201 Money & Banking (3 credits)
FIN 207 Introduction to Investments (3 credits)
FIN 209 International Finance (3 credits)
FIN 211 Finance Seminar/Experiential & Directed Study (Capstone Project) (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 Science in Health Science

Division of Health Sciences – Curriculum Code: 2114

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

The Health Science program provides an opportunity for health care personnel and allied health program majors to complete a general health science associate degree. Students receive up to 24 credits for previous post-secondary professional educational or certificate training in an health science profession. Certificates or licenses must be current at the time of credit evaluation. Bachelor’s degree completion can lead to employment in health education or entry-level health care administration positions.

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

The associate’s degree in Health Science may be transferred to the Health Science bachelor’s degree program at Rutgers University, New Jersey City University, and Berkeley College. Also, Thomas Edison State College will apply most or all the courses you have taken toward a bachelor’s degree program in Health Science or a bachelor’s degree program in Applied Science and 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. Submit a copy of your diploma and official transcript from where you received your professional training and current certificate or licensure to the Division of Health Sciences for evaluation prior to admission to the Health Science major.

Who should apply to the Health Science program?

Any health care professional who holds licensure or certification in their specialty and who received their training in any accredited or state-licensed post-secondary health science training program. This program is particularly useful for health care professionals working in fields for which no specific degree is offered. In addition, any ECC student who completed some college-level course work in nursing or any health science discipline but who did not complete a specific degree may apply their professional credit toward the completion of this degree.

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

If you do not need developmental coursework and depending on the number of credits granted for prior professional training, you can complete the degree in two years or less by taking an average of 15 credits each semester. You may shorten the time required by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-1865.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Advance to a bacchelor’s degree program specializing in health education, health care informatics, or health care administration;
  • Secure job promotions within health-related fields for which no specific degree exists; and
  • Prepare for employment based on the individualized curriculum that has been completed in fields such as health services administration, health computing, or health education.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (36 credits)

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

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

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

Technological Competency (3 credits)
CIS 107 (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)

Humanistic Perspective (6 credits)
Choose one of the following literature courses: ENG 205, ENG 208, ENG 215, ENG 221, ENG 222, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 250, ENG 263, or ENG 264 (one 3-credit course)
AND
Choose one of the following art or music courses: ART 100, ART 101, ART 102; MUS 100, MUS 108, MUS 109, or MUS 117 (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 (24 credits)

A maximum of 24 credits from any accredited or state-licensed post-secondary health science training program may be awarded*

*Note: College-level credit will be transferred as a block; technical school or other certificate credit will be weighted and then awarded as a block. Credits may be awarded from professional programs in the following fields: Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Dietary Management, LPN, Military Medic, Nursing, Physical Therapy Assistant, Radiography, Respiratory Care, Ultrasound, Vision Care Technology and/or any accredited or state-licensed post-high school health science training program, which is licensed or certified by examination.

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS

If the Major Course Requirement credits awarded from a professional educational program total less than 24 credits, the balance may be chosen from the following courses: ENG 109 Effective Speech, HSC 101 Introduction to Nutrition, HSC 102 Nutrition through the Life Cycle, HSC 109 Introduction to Medical Terminology, SOC 201 Social Gerontology, SOC 207 Understanding Death and Dying, BIO 103 General Biology I, BIO 104 General Biology II, BIO 211 Microbiology, BIO 241 Pathophysiology, BIO 251 Pharmacology, CHM 101 College Chemistry I, CHM 101 College Chemistry II, CHM 103 General Chemistry I, CHM 104 General Chemistry II, and/or SOC 199 Behavioral Science for Health Professions, which are all 3- or 4-credit courses. Keep in mind that the number of credits of Additional Course Requirements plus the number of credits awarded toward Major Course Requirement credits must total 24 credits.

Notes:
(1) ECC students who completed college-level course work in Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Dietary Manager, LPN, Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiography, Respiratory Care, and Vision Care Technology programs but who did not complete a specific degree may apply their professional credits toward the Health Science degree.
(2) Students may not earn two degrees in the same discipline.
(3) The minimum passing grade for all program-related courses is “C.” If you earn a grade below “C”, you need to repeat that course.
(4) Please meet with a Division of Health Sciences academic advisor (faculty member) to receive evaluation of professional educational program credits. (Up to 24 credits may be awarded toward the Major Course Requirements.)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
BIO 121 Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills mathematics requirement (4-credit course)
Historical Perspective requirement (one 3-credit course)

Second Semester
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
BIO 122 Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)
CIS 107 Computer Literacy (3 credits)

Third Semester
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (one 3-credit course)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (one 3-credit course)
Humanistic Perspective art or music requirement (one 3-credit course)
Additional Course Requirements (remaining credits, if necessary)

Fourth Semester
Additional Course Requirements (remaining credits, if necessary)

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 Science in Applied Computer Science

Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies and Computer Sciences – Curriculum Code: 2303

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

Students wishing to pursue management or other business-oriented positions in the information technology field should consider Applied Computer Science. The computer science courses in the applied program are the same as those in the computer science program, but the science and mathematics requirements are less theoretical. Due to the rapid growth in computer technology, there are abundant employment opportunities for A.S. graduates. Such typical entry-level positions include technical support specialist, network technician, database application specialist, personal computer (PC) technician, and Help Desk technician. ECC’s Applied Computer Science program is designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution as well as to enter the Information Technology field directly.

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

Yes. The Applied Computer Science degree program prepares students to transfer to institutions offering a B.A. degree in Computer Science, a B.S. degree in a less theoretical Computer Science program, or a B.S. degree in Information Systems.

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 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 fundamental concepts and theories of computer science including issues of computability, data organization, data manipulation, data storage, and data retrieval;
  • Utilize various problem-solving and critical-thinking techniques to construct algorithms; and
  • Utilize a high-level computer language that incorporates object-oriented design techniques including encapsulation, abstraction, inheritance, and reusability to map the algorithm onto the digital computer.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (33 credits)

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

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills (4 credits)
MTH 113 (4 credits)

Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (8 credits)
PHY 101 (4 credits)
PHY 102 (4 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)

Humanistic Perspective (6 credits)
Choose one of the following literature courses: ENG 205, ENG 208, ENG 215, ENG 221, ENG 222, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 250, ENG 263, or ENG 264 (one 3-credit course)
AND
Choose one of the following art or music courses: ART 100, ART 101, ART 102; MUS 100, MUS 108, MUS 109, or MUS 117 (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 (24 credits)

CSC 121 Computer Science I (4 credits)
CSC 122 Computer Science II (4 credits)
CSC 221 Computer Systems and Architecture (4 credits)
CSC 225 Data Structures (4 credits)
CSC 228 Operating Systems (4 credits)
CSC 231 Database Design or CSC 235 Advanced Object-Oriented Programming (one 4-credit course)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (9 credits)

MTH 114 Unified Calculus I (3 credits)
MTH 136 Discrete Mathematics (3 credits)
MTH 213 Unified Calculus II (3 credits)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 66

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
CSC 121 Computer Science I (4 credits)
MTH 113 College Algebra with Trigonometry (4 credits)
PHY 101 College Physics I (4 credits)

Second Semester
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
CSC 122 Computer Science II (4 credits)
MTH 114 Unified Calculus I (3 credits)
PHY 102 College Physics II (4 credits)

Summer Session
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)
Historical Perspective requirement (3 credits)

Third Semester
CSC 221 Computer Systems and Architecture (4 credits)
CSC 225 Data Structures (4 credits)
MTH 136 Discrete Mathematics (3 credits)
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (one 3-credit course)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (one 3-credit course)

Fourth Semester
CSC 228 Operating Systems (4 credits)
CSC 231 Database Design or CSC 235 Advanced Object-Oriented Programming (one 4-credit course)
MTH 213 Unified Calculus II (3 credits)
Humanistic Perspective art or music 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 Science in Computer Science

Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies and Computer Sciences – Curriculum Code: 2302

A Dual Admissions Program with NJIT
Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree
Why major in Computer Science?

The Computer Science degree program prepares students for transfer upon graduation to four-year institutions to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field or to enter the computer technology job market directly. The program emphasizes mathematically-oriented computer applications. Employment opportunities for positions such as application programmer, systems programmer, systems analyst, and software engineer have traditionally been reserved for graduates with a B.S. or B.A. in Computer Science. However, due to the rapid growth in computer technology, there are now many job opportunities for A.S. graduates. Such typical entry-level positions include technical support specialist, network technician, database application specialist, personal computer (PC) technician, and Help Desk technician.

If I major in Computer Science, 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 in Computer Science,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.

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 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 fundamental concepts and theories of computer science including issues of computability, data organization, binary data manipulation, data storage, and data retrieval;
  • Utilize various problem-solving and critical-thinking techniques to construct algorithms; and
  • Utilize a high-level computer language that incorporates object-oriented design techniques including encapsulation, abstraction, inheritance, and reusability to map the algorithm onto the digital computer.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (33 credits)

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

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills (8 credits)
MTH 121 (4 credits)
MTH 122 (4 credits)

Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (4 credits)
PHY 103 (4 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)

Humanistic Perspective (6 credits)
Choose one of the following literature courses: ENG 205, ENG 208, ENG 215, ENG 221, ENG 222, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 250, ENG 263, or ENG 264 (one 3-credit course)
AND
Choose one of the following art or music courses: ART 100, ART 101, ART 102; MUS 100, MUS 108, MUS 109, or MUS 117 (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 (24 credits)

CSC 121 Computer Science I (4 credits)
CSC 122 Computer Science II (4 credits)
CSC 221 Computer Systems & Architecture (4 credits)
CSC 225 Data Structures (4 credits)
CSC 228 Operating Systems (4 credits)
CSC 231 Database Design or CSC 235 Advanced Object-Oriented Programming (one 4-credit course)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (10 credits)

MTH 136 Discrete Mathematics (3 credits)
MTH 239 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3 credits)
PHY 104 General Physics II (4 credits)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 67

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
CSC 121 Computer Science I (4 credits)
MTH 121 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4 credits)
PHY 103 General Physics I (4 credits)

Second Semester
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
CSC 122 Computer Science II (4 credits)
MTH 122 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4 credits)
PHY 104 General Physics II (4 credits)

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

Third Semester
CSC 221 Computer Systems & Architecture (4 credits)
CSC 225 Data Structures (4 credits)
MTH 136 Discrete Mathematics (3 credits)
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (one 3-credit course)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (one 3-credit course)

Fourth Semester
CSC 228 Operating Systems (4 credits)
CSC 231 Database Design or CSC 235 Advanced Object-Oriented Programming (4 credits)
MTH 239 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3 credits)
Humanistic Perspective art or music 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 Science in Computer Information Systems

Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies and Computer Sciences – Curriculum Code: 2002

A Dual Admissions Program with Kean University
Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree
Why major in Computer Information Systems?

The Computer Information Systems degree program prepares students to transfer upon graduation to four-year institutions to pursue bachelor’s degrees in Computer Information Systems or Management Information Services, or to enter the information technology field directly. With rapid growth in information technology, demand has increased for qualified individuals to serve in such capacities as technical support specialist, network technician, database application specialist, personal computer (PC) technician, and Help Desk technician.

If I major in Computer Information Systems can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

Yes. You may choose to participate in the Dual Admissions Program with Kean University and have all your credits applied to the first two years of Kean’s 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.

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 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 fundamental concepts and theories of computer science including issues of computability, data organization, data manipulation, data storage, and data retrieval;
  • Utilize various problem-solving and critical-thinking techniques to construct algorithms;
  • Utilize a high-level computer language that incorporates object-oriented design techniques including encapsulation, abstraction, inheritance, and reusability to map the algorithm onto the digital computer; and
  • Apply business organization and management concepts to information technology environments.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (35 credits)

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

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills (10 credits)
MTH 113 (4 credits)
MTH 114 (3 credits)
MTH 136 (3 credits)

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)

Humanistic Perspective (6 credits)
Choose one of the following literature courses: ENG 205, ENG 208, ENG 215, ENG 221, ENG 222, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 250, ENG 263, or ENG 264 (one 3-credit course)
AND
Choose one of the following art or music courses: ART 100, ART 101, ART 102; MUS 100, MUS 108, MUS 109, or MUS 117 (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 (26 credits)

CIS 212 Systems Analysis & Design (3 credits)
CIS 215 Data Communications (3 credits)
CSC 121 Computer Science I (4 credits)
CSC 122 Computer Science II (4 credits)
CSC 225 Data Structures (4 credits)
CSC 221 Computer Systems & Architecture, CSC 228 Operating Systems, or CSC 235 Advanced Object-Oriented Programming (one 4-credit course)
CSC 231 Database Design (4 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (7 credits)

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

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 68

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
CSC 121 Computer Science i (4 credits)
MTH 113 College Algebra with Trigonometry (4 credits)
Historical Perspective art or music requirement (3 credits)

Second Semester
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
CSC 122 Computer Science II (4 credits)
BUS 101 Business Organization & Management (3 credits)
MTH 114 Unified Calculus I (3 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

Summer Session
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)
Humanistic Perspective requirement art or music requirement (3 credits)

Third Semester
CIS 212 Systems Analysis & Design (3 credits)
CSC 225 Data Structures (4 credits)
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I – Financial (4 credits)
MTH 136 Discrete Mathematics (3 credits)
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
CIS 215 Data Communications (3 credits)
CSC 221 Computer Systems & Architecture, CSC 228 Operating Systems, or CSC 235 Advanced Object-Oriented Programming (4 credits)
CSC 231 Database Design (4 credits)
Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning requirement (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, 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 Science in Social Sciences

Division of Social Sciences — Curriculum Code: 0710

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree
Why major in Social Sciences?

The Social Sciences degree program provides you with a foundation for majoring in areas such as sociology, psychology, pre-law, social work, gerontology, anthropology, counseling, political science, or urban studies at a four-year college or university. The curriculum parallels the first two years at a four-year institution. The program is best suited for those interested in human behavior and in helping individuals and communities.

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

Yes. The Social Sciences degree curriculum prepares you for transfer to upper-division colleges and universities to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Students should consult the catalog of the college or university to which they plan to transfer upon graduating from ECC in order to select courses at ECC that they can apply toward a bachelor’s degree in the area of social science they choose.

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 Division at (973) 877-3250.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of diverse cultures and social structures;
  • Identify and explain psycho-social factors that influence human behavior;
  • Recognize and discuss social and political trends within a society;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in conducting formal research (including using appropriate technology to collect and analyze relevant data, using critical thinking skills to analyze content, and communicating effectively with accurate discipline-specific vocabulary) on varied topics within the Social Science disciplines; and
  • Recognize, describe, and/or demonstrate the skills, professional conduct, and ethical behaviors that must be adhered to in Social Service occupations.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (33 credits)

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

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills and Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (12 credits)
Choose one mathematics course and a lab science sequence or two mathematics courses and one lab science course from the following:

Mathematics: MTH 100, MTH 101, MTH 103, MTH 113, MTH 119, MTH 120, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 127, MTH 221, or MTH 222 (one or two 4-credit courses)
AND
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, or PHY 113 – PHY 114 (one or 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, SOC 108, or SOC 219 (two 3-credit courses)

Humanistic Perspective (6 credits)
Choose one of the following literature courses: ENG 205, ENG 208, ENG 215, ENG 221, ENG 222, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 250, ENG 263, or ENG 264 (one 3-credit course)
AND
Choose one of the following art or music courses: ART 100, ART 101, ART 102; MUS 100, MUS 108, MUS 109, or MUS 117 (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 (15 credits)

Choose any five additional (non-repeated) Social Science electives – choose any five courses designated ANT, CJI, EDU, POL, PSY, REL, or SOC (five 3-credit courses)

Note: The five Social Science electives should be chosen with the following considerations:

If you plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at a four-year institution, it is recommended that you choose five of the following 3-credit courses as your Social Science electives: PSY 101 General Psychology I, PSY 205 Theories of Personality, PSY 209 Abnormal Psychology, PSY 211 Social Psychology, PSY 219 Child Psychology and Development, and PSY 225 Child and Adolescent Abnormal Psychology.

If you plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Sociology at a four-year institution, it is recommended that you choose five of the following 3-credit courses as your Social Science electives: SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology, SOC 108 Social Problems, SOC 203 Racial and Cultural Minorities, SOC 204 Urban Sociology, SOC 205 Sociology of the Black Community in Contemporary America, SOC 206 Social Stratification, and SOC 219 Sociology of the Family.

If you are undecided about which Social Science area you wish to pursue, choose five courses from a single-designated Social Science discipline or choose a combination of five courses from multiple Social Science disciplines. Two of the five courses must be 200-level Social Science courses.

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (15 credits)

Humanities elective – choose any additional (non-repeated) course designated ARB, ART, CIN, CMS, DAN, DRA, ENG, FRN, HST, JRN, ITL, MUS, PHI, REL, or SPN (a foreign language course or REL 105 are recommended) (one 3-credit course)

Literature elective – choose any additional (non-repeated) 200-level ENG course (one 3-credit course)

History elective – choose the HST course needed to complete the history sequence (one 3-credit course)

Choose any two additional (non-repeated) free electives (foreign language courses, HLT 101, PLS 101 and/or REL 105 are recommended) (two 3-credit courses)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 63

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)
Free elective (foreign language, HLT 101, or REL 105 are recommended) (3 credits)

Second Semester
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Skills & Reasoning mathematics or lab science requirement (4 credits)
Art or music requirement (3 credits)
History requirement (3 credits)
Social Science elective (3 credits)

Third Semester
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Skills & Reasoning mathematics or lab science requirement (4 credits)Literature requirement (3 credits)
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (3 credits)
Social Science elective (3 credits)
Free elective (foreign language, HLT 101, or REL 105 are recommended) (3 credits)
Historical Perspective elective (to complete the history sequence) (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Skills & Reasoning mathematics or lab science requirement (4 credits)
Social Science elective (3 credits)
Social Science elective (3 credits)
Social Science elective (3 credits)
Humanities elective (3 credits)
Literature elective (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 Science in Engineering

Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies and Computer Sciences – Curriculum Code: 0399

A Dual Admissions Program with NJIT
Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree
Why major in Engineering?

Engineering design processes and materials are used to manufacture equipment, structures, devices, and systems of all types and sizes based on scientific and technological principles. The challenge is to continually improve these processes and materials to meet the needs of society with respect to health, safety, the environment, and energy while maintaining cost effectiveness. ECC’s Engineering associate’s degree program closely matches the first two years of bachelor’s degree programs in Engineering offered at four-year colleges. Students select one of the following branches of engineering: civil, computer, electrical, industrial, or mechanical.

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

Yes. The five branches of engineering listed above are offered at nearby New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) with which ECC has a dual admissions agreement. Upon graduation from ECC, your credits will be applied to the first two years of the bachelor’s degree program in any of those engineering branches. Otherwise you may choose to transfer your credits to another college that offers a bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

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 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:
  • Analyze and create engineering drawings; this includes being able to explain and apply the concepts of scale and orthographic projections through the use of drafting instruments and computer-aided design software;
  • Demonstrate computer competency by proficiently using engineering software applications and by creating and implementing basic programs necessary to solve problems in engineering and related fields;
  • Utilize critical thinking skills to solve problems requiring the application of fundamental engineering concepts and principles to analyze and study engineering systems; and
  • Demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication skills and professional behaviors, which include being able to effectively work as a member of a team and competently deal with ethical issues and workplace diversity.

Note: In addition to the Engineering degree program, ECC offers Engineering Technology degree programs in the following branches: civil, electrical and mechanical. See an Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences Division academic advisor (faculty member) for a complete explanation of the difference between Engineering and Engineering Technology.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (33 credits)

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

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills (8 credits)
MTH 121 (4 credits)
MTH 122 (4 credits)

Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (4 credits)
CHM 103 (4 credits)

Society & Human Behavior (6 credits)
ECO 101 (3 credits)

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

Humanistic Perspective (6 credits)
Choose one of the following literature courses: ENG 205, ENG 208, ENG 215, ENG 221, ENG 222, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 250, ENG 263, or ENG 264 (one 3-credit course)
AND
Choose one of the following art or music courses: ART 100, ART 101, ART 102; MUS 100, MUS 108, or MUS 109 (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 (13 - 16 credits)

ENR 103 Engineering Graphics (2 credits)
ENR 105 Applied Computer-Aided Design (2 credits)

Choose three Engineering Major electives* (three 3- to 4-credit courses)

*Note: Students should select the three Engineering Major elective courses depending on the branch of engineering they wish to pursue. This means the following:

Civil Engineering students should choose three of the following courses: CET 111 Construction Methods and Materials, CET 211 Surveying I, CET 212 Surveying II, ENR 211 Engineering Mechanics/Statics and ENR 221 Strength of Materials.

Computer Engineering students should take ELC 218 Pulse and Digital Circuits, ELC 228 Introduction to Microprocessors, and ELC 230 Circuits and Systems for Engineering.

Electrical Engineering students should take ELC 218 Pulse and Digital Circuits, ELC 228 Introduction to Microprocessors, and ELC 230 Circuits and Systems for Engineering.

Mechanical Engineering students should take ENR 211 Engineering Mechanics I Statics, ENR 212 Engineering Mechanics II Dynamics, and ENR 221 Strength of Materials.

Industrial Engineering students should choose three of the following four courses: ENR 211 Engineering Mechanics I Statics, ENR 212 Engineering Mechanics II Dynamics, ENR 221 Strength of Materials, and MET 202 Modern Manufacturing Systems and Robotics.

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (19 credits)

CSC 112 Computer Programming for Engineering and Technology (3 credits)
MTH 221 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (4 credits)
MTH 222 Differential Equations (4 credits)
PHY 103 General Physics I (4 credits)
PHY 104 General Physics II (4 credits)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 65 – 68

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
ENR 103 Engineering Graphics (2 credits)
MTH 121 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4 credits)
PHY 103 General Physics I (4 credits)

Second Semester
CHM 103 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
ENR 105 Applied Computer-Aided Design (2 credits)
MTH 122 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4 credits)
PHY 104 General 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)
MTH 221 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (4 credits)
Engineering Major elective (one 3- or 4-credit course)
Engineering Major elective (one 3- or 4-credit course)

Fourth Semester
ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (3 credits)
MTH 222 Differential Equations (4 credits)
Engineering Major elective (one 3- or 4-credit course)
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (one 3-credit course)
Humanistic Perspective art or music 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 Science in Business Administration

Division of Business – Curriculum Code: 2005

A Dual Admissions Program with Rutgers-Newark, College of Insurance, NJIT, Montclair University, Kean University, and Seton Hall University
Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree
Why major in Business Administration?

The A.S. in Business Administration degree program builds your knowledge of general business principles and provides you with management skills that are applicable in a wide variety of settings. The major is best suited for the student who wishes to pursue, upon completing an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. With advanced degrees/certifications and relevant job experience, you can secure a rewarding leadership position as a manager within an industry, governmental agency, or a non-profit organization. The 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?

Yes. The A.S. in Business Administration degree program prepares you to transfer to an upper-division college or university to complete your bachelor’s degree. You may choose to participate in the dual admissions program with Rutgers-Newark, NJIT, Montclair State University, Kean University, or Seton Hall University.

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;
  • Discuss and analyze issues related to global economics;
  • Explain and apply management theories and principles; 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 (32 - 33 credits)

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

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills and Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (11 – 12 credits)
Choose one mathematics course and a lab science sequence or two math courses and one lab science course from the following:

Mathematics: 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 211, MTH 222, or MTH 127 (one or two 3- or 4-credit courses)

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, or PHY 113 – PHY 114 (one 4-credit course or a sequence of two 4-credit courses)

Society & Human Behavior (6 credits)
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)

Humanistic Perspective (6 credits)
Choose one of the following literature courses: ENG 205, ENG 208, ENG 215, ENG 221, ENG 222, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 250, ENG 263, or ENG 264 (one 3-credit course)
AND
Choose one of the following art or music courses: ART 100, ART 101, ART 102; MUS 100, MUS 108, MUS 109, or MUS 117 (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 (15 credits)

BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
BUS 201 Principles of Management (3 credits)

Choose three additional (non-repeated) 200-level Business (BUS) course electives (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)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business, CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets, CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases, or CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (one 3-credit course)
ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (3 credits)
ECO 102 Principles of Economics II (Micro) (3 credits)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 64 – 65

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 mathematics or lab science requirement (one 3- or 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)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills mathematics or lab science requirement (one 3- or 4- 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)
Business elective (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills mathematics or lab science requirement (one 3- or 4- credits)

Fourth Semester
ECO 102 Principles of Economics II (Micro) (3 credits)
Business elective (3 credits)
Business elective (3 credits)
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (3 credits)
Humanistic Perspective art or music requirement (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.