Academic Certificate in Mechatronics

Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies and Computer Science — Curriculum Code: 3316

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Academic Certificate
Why major in Mechatronics?

The Mechatronics certificate program is designed to provide students with a background in advanced manufacturing systems, robotics, programmable logic controllers (PLC) and engineering graphics and also includes general education courses. These courses include a complimentary combination of mechanical and electrical engineering courses so that a student will be able to seek employment in automation-related industries. The student will gain lab experience in programming computer numerical control (CNC) cutting tools and robotics as well as programming PLC machine controllers and integrating them, along with sensor inputs and mechanical outputs into systems.

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

The Mechatronics certificate program is career oriented. Courses completed as part of this academic certificate program can be applied toward an associate’s degree programs at ECC. Most or all credits earned in certificate programs that are applied to associate’s degree programs transfer to four-year institutions. See an Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences Division academic advisor (faculty member) for more information.

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 program?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 15 credits each semester, you can complete the academic certificate in one year. Part-time students can complete the program in two 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:
  • Work from blueprints, layouts, drawings, wiring diagrams, sketches, verbal and written instructions to maintain, troubleshoot and repair machines and equipment;
  • Identify and recommend repairs and oversee outside contractors;
  • Describe and design PLC programs;
  • Explain the use of AND, OR, and NOT functions;
  • Describe the function of the hardware components used in PLC systems;
  • Explain the operation of sensors and output devices commonly used in PLC installations;
  • Explain the operation of various types of valves (e.g. ball, globe, pressure relief etc.);
  • Explain the use of solenoid operated valves;
  • Troubleshoot, repair, and maintain test fixtures; and
  • Identify process improvements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (11 Credits)

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

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

Scientific Reasoning & Knowledge (4 credits)
PHY 101 College Physics I (4 credits)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (19 Credits)

ELC 115 Electric Circuits: DC and AC (4 credits)
ENR 103 Engineering Graphics (2 credits)
MET 202 Modern Manufacturing Systems & Robotics (4 credits)
MET 211 Machines and Controls (3 credits)
MET 215 Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
MET 221 Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) (3 credits)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Academic Certificate: 30

First Semester
MTH 113 College Algebra with Trigonometry (4 credits)
PHY 101 College Physics I (4 credits)
ELC 115 Electric Circuits: DC and AC (4 credits)

Second Semester
MET 202 Modern Manufacturing Systems & Robotics (4 credits)
MET 211 Machines and Controls (3 credits)
MET 215 Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
MET 221 Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) (3 credits)

Summer Session
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
ENR 103 Engineering Graphics (2 credits)


 

NOTES:
(1) 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.

Academic Certificate in English as a Second Language (ESL)

Division of Humanities & Bilingual Studies — Curriculum Code: 3315

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Academic Certificate
Why major in English as a Second Language (ESL)?

The ESL academic certificate program provides an opportunity for students to enhance their reading, writing, speaking, and listening English skills in order to participate in further academic coursework. As part of this program, students will take core ESL reading and writing requirements and choose from a variety of elective courses, which expand their language proficiency in other skill areas. Students will also complete at least two required English courses, which may be applied towards an associate’s degree or another certificate. This program is ideal for students who are primarily interested in an advanced two-semester immersion in English, as well as for those who intend to pursue an associate’s degree. Students earning this certificate will be required to take the majority of their courses at the Main Campus.

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

All four-year colleges have their own admissions criteria and testing process. However, completion of ENG 101, a requirement of this academic certificate, at ECC will most likely indicate that you can transfer to a four-year school at the freshman level, if not higher. Please note that it is generally in a student’s best interest to complete an associate’s degree program prior to transfer.

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 and/or English before taking the curriculum courses in your major.

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

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 15 credits each semester, you can complete this academic certificate in one year. Part-time students can complete this program in two years.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973)877-3285.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Read, comprehend and critically analyze college-level texts written in English;
  • Express opinions about relevant freshman-level texts and topics in spoken and written English;
  • Comprehend college-level lectures covering a variety of content areas;
  • Organize and effectively present ideas in written format as expected of college students in an American academic setting; and
  • Participate fully in the academic and cultural life of the College.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (9 credits)

Written & Oral Communications (9 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 108 (3 credits)
ENG 109 (3 credits)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (18 credits)

ESL Core Courses (6-12 credits depending on placement test results):
ESL 103 ESL Writing & Communications II (pending placement) (3 credits)
ESL 104 ESL Reading & Communications II (pending placement) (3 credits)
ESL 105 ESL Writing & Communications III (pending placement) (3 credits)
ESL 106 ESL Reading & Communications III (pending placement) (3 credits)

ESL Electives: (6-12 credits):
Choose from the remaining major requirement courses:
ESL 100, ESL 108, ESL 109, ESL 110, ESL 111, or ESL 112. (6-12 credits total)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (3 credits)

Choose one free elective (one 3-credit course)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 30

First Semester
ESL 105 ESL Writing & Communication III (3 credits)
ESL 106 ESL Reading & Communication III (3 credits)
ENG 108 Voice & Diction (3 credits)
ESL elective (3 credits)
ESL elective (3 credits)

Second Semester
Free elective (3 credits)
ESL elective (3 credits)
ESL elective (3 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition (3 credits)
ENG 109 Effective Speech (3 credits)


 

NOTES:
(1) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading and English as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

Academic Certificate in Computer and Network Support

Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies and Computer Science — Curriculum Code: 3321

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Academic Certificate
Why major in Computer and Network Support?

The Computer and Network Support certificate program emphasizes emerging information technologies to troubleshoot networking and security issues within operating systems such as Apple, Android, Windows and more. The Computer and Network Support certificate provides comprehensive coverage of installation, configuration, troubleshooting, and maintenance of computer hardware, software, operating systems, peripherals, cabling, and networks. Training from this program is the foundation for more advanced information technology (IT) certificates and all forms of system administration. This certificate program will offer a mixture of general education, professional courses, and technical experiences at local facilities. Upon program completion, a student will obtain knowledge and techniques demanded by the information technology industry. Successful completion helps prepare students for numerous computer-related certificate exams and important IT professional certificates offered by The Computing Technology Association (CompTIA): Linux+, Network+ and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

If I major in Computer and Network Support, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

The Computer and Network Support certificate program is  career oriented. Courses completed as part of this academic certificate program can be applied toward associate’s degree programs at ECC. Most or all credits earned in certificate programs that are applied to associate’s degree programs transfer to four-year institutions. See an Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences Division academic advisor (faculty member) for more information.

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 program?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 15 credits each semester, you can complete the academic certificate in one year. Part-time students can complete the program in two 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:
  • Describe and analyze the hardware and software, components of a network and their interrelations;
  • Explain networking protocols and the hierarchical relationships of hardware and software;
  • Compare protocol models and select appropriate protocols for a particular design;
  • Explain concepts and theories of networking and apply them to various situations, which may involve classifying networks, analyzing performance, and implementing new technologies;
  • Use appropriate resources to stay abreast of the latest industry tools and techniques analyzing the impact on existing and applying to future situations;
  • Manage multiple operating systems, systems software, network services, and security; and
  • Evaluate and compare systems software and emerging technologies.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (6 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (3 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)

Technological Competency (3 credits)
CSC 100 Fundamentals of Computer Science (3 credits)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (24 credits)

CSC 113 Introduction to Linux/Unix Operating System (4 credits)
CSC 114 Computer Networks I (4 credits)
CSC 116 Introduction to Computer & Network Security (4 credits)
CSC 137 Introduction to Programming in Java (4 credits)
CSC 214 Computer Networks II (4 credits)
CSC 253 Introduction to System and Cloud Administration (4 credits)

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

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Academic Certificate: 30

First Semester
CSC 100 Fundamentals of Computer Science (3 credits)
CSC 113 Introduction to Linux/ Unix Operating System or Approved Technical Course (one 4-credit course)
CSC 114 Computer Networks I (4 credits)
CSC 137 Introduction to Programming in Java (4 credits)

Second Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
CSC 116 Introduction to Computer & Network Security (4 credits)
CSC 214 Computer Networks II (4 credits)
CSC 253 Introduction to System and Cloud Administration (4 credits)


 

NOTES:
(1) 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.

Academic Certificate in Cybersecurity

Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies and Computer Science — Curriculum Code: 3322

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Academic Certificate
Why major in Cybersecurity?

The new technological age has placed demands on how to handle, secure, and maintain computer and network systems. The Cybersecurity academic certificate program deals with emerging information technologies to troubleshoot networking and security issues within operating systems such as Apple, Android, Windows, and more. This certificate program will offer a mixture of general education, professional courses, and technical experiences at local facilities. It prepares students to prevent, detect, and battle digital crime with classes that blend technology with critical thinking, forensics, and investigative techniques. Upon completion of the program, a student will have obtained the knowledge and techniques demanded by the information technology industry. Furthermore, this program prepares students for computer-related certificate exams such as CompTIA Security + and/or EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator.

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

The Cybersecurity certificate program is career oriented. Courses completed as part of this academic certificate can be applied toward associate’s degree programs at ECC. All credits earned in certificate programs that are applied to associates’ degree programs can transfer to four-year institutions. See an Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences Divison academic advisor (faculty member) for more information.

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 program?

If you do not need developmental course work and you register for an average of 15 credits each semester, you can complete the academic certificate in one year. Part-time students can complete the program in two 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:
  • Manage multiple operating systems, systems software, network services and security;
  • Evaluate and compare systems software and emerging technologies;
  • Develop solutions for networking and security problems, balancing business concerns, technical issues and security;
  • Identify infrastructure components and the roles they serve, and design infrastructure including devices, topologies, protocols, systems software, management and security;
  • Use appropriate resources to stay abreast of the latest industry tools and techniques analyzing the impact on existing and applying to future situations;
  • Explain the concepts of confidentiality, availability and integrity in Information Assurance, including physical, software, devices, policies and people and analyze these factors in an existing system and design implementations; and
  • Cite and comply with relevant industry and organizational codes of conduct and ethics.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (6 credits)

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

Technological Competency (3 credits)
CSC 100 (3 credits)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (24 credits)

CSC 113 Introduction to Linux/Unix Operating System or an approved technology course (one 4-credit course)
CSC 114 Computer Networks I (4 credits)
CSC 116 Introduction to Computer & Network Security (4 credits)
CSC 226 Network Defense & Counter Measures (4 credits)
CSC 230 Computer & Internet Forensics (4 credits)
CSC 250 Information Technology Capstone Project or an approved technology course (one 4-credit course)

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

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Academic Certificate: 30

First Semester
CSC 100 Fundamentals of Computer Science (3 credits)
CSC 113 Introduction to Linux/ Unix Operating System or an approved Technical Course (one 4-credit course)
CSC 114 Computer Networks I (4 credits)
CSC 116 Introduction to Computer & Network Security (4 credits)

Second Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
CSC 226 Network Defense & Counter Measures (4 credits)
CSC 230 Computer & Internet Forensics (4 credits)
CSC 250 Information Technology Capstone Project or an approved technical course (one 4-credit course)


 

NOTES:
(1) 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.

Academic Certificate in Database System Administration

Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies and Computer Science — Curriculum Code: 3324

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Academic Certificate
Why major in Database System Administration?

Database administrators are the creative minds behind computer programs. They use specialized software to store, organize data, and generate various reports by querying from databases. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that the demand for database administrators will increase by 15% from 2012 to 2022 due to the large increase in the demand for data needs of companies across the economy. The Database System Administration academic certificate program introduces students to the fundamentals of database management technology, design, development, and administration. Students will gain experience working in distributed, client-server, desktop and virtualized environments. The Database System Administration certificate program is a one-year certificate program offering a mixture of general education, professional courses, and technical experiences at local facilities. Successful completion helps students prepare for important information technology (IT) professional certificates such as MCSA and SQL Server certification.

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

The Database System Administration certificate program is  career oriented program. Courses completed as part of this academic certificate program can be applied toward associate’s degree programs at ECC. Most or all credits earned in certificate programs that are applied to associates’ degree programs transfer to four-year institutions. See an Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences Division academic advisor (faculty member) for more information.

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 program?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 15 credits each semester, you can complete the academic certificate in one year. Part-time students can complete the program in two 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:
  • Apply design theory to a database using database management systems;
  • Design, maintain, and monitor database server architecture including performance optimization to meet system requirements;
  • Design, develop, and implement a major software-based project;
  • Test software systems with specification, performance, maintenance, and quality requirements;
  • Apply software engineering theory, principles, tools, and processes, as well as the theory and principles of computer science and mathematics, to the development and maintenance of complex software systems; and
  • Evaluate the impact of potential solutions to software engineering problems in a global society, using knowledge of contemporary issues and emerging software engineering trends, models, tools, and techniques.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (7 credits)

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

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

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (23 credits)

CSC 113 Introduction to Linux/Unix Operating System (4 credits)
CSC 151 Introduction to Developing Web Applications (3 credits)
CSC 231 Database Design (4 credits)
CSC 232 Advanced Database Management (4 credits)
CSC 251 Web Application Development (4 credits)
CSC 253 Introduction to System & Cloud Administration (4 credits)

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

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Academic Certificate: 30

First Semester
MTH 100 Introductory College Mathematics (4 credits)
CSC 151 Introduction to Developing Web Applications (3 credits)
CSC 113 Introduction to Linux/ Unix Operating System (4 credits)
CSC 231 Database Design (4 credits)

Second Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
CSC 232 Advanced Database Management (4 credits)
CSC 251 Web Application Development (4 credits)
CSC 253 Introduction to System & Cloud Administration (4 credits)


 

NOTES:
(1) 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.

Academic Certificate in Software Development and Programming

Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies and Computer Science — Curriculum Code: 3323

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Academic Certificate
Why major in Software Development and Programming?

Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or other device, while others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or control networks. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that the demand of software developers will increase 22% from 2012 to 2022 much faster than the average for all occupations – due to large increase in demand for computer software. The Software Development and Programming certificate program introduces students to the fundamental concepts of programming with an emphasis on the whole of the software development process. Upon program completion, a student will obtain knowledge and techniques demanded by the software engineering industry. Successful completion helps students prepare for numerous software engineering-related certificate exams.

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

The Software Development and Programming certificate program is career oriented. Courses completed as part of this academic certificate program can be applied toward associate’s degree programs at ECC. Most or all credits earned in certificate programs that are applied to associate’s degree programs transfer to four-year institutions. See an Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences Division academic advisor (faculty member) for more information.

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 program?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 15 credits each semester, you should be able to complete the program in one year. Part-time students can complete the program in two 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:
  • Design, develop, and implement a major software-based project;
  • Test software systems with specification, performance, maintenance, and quality requirements;
  • Apply software engineering theory, principles, tools, and processes, as well as the theory and principles of computer science and mathematic, to the development and maintenance of complex software systems;
  • Evaluate the impact of potential solutions to software engineering problems in context of global software engineering trends, models, tools, and techniques;
  • Create interactive web applications; and
  • Design and develop mobile applications for the Android platform.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (7 credits)

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

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

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (23 credits)

CSC 113 Introductory to Linux/Unix Operating System (4 credits)
CSC 137 Introduction to Programming in Java (4 credits)
CSC 151 Introduction to Developing Web Applications (3 credits)
CSC 237 Enterprise Java Programming (4 credits)
CSC 251 Web Application Development (4 credits)
CSC 255 Mobile Application Development (4 credits)

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

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

First Semester
MTH 100 Introductory College Mathematics (4 credits)
CSC 113 Introductory to Linux/ Unix Operating System (4 credits)
CSC 137 Introduction to Programming in Java (4 credits)
CSC 151 Introduction to Developing Web Applications (3 credits)

Second Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
CSC 237 Enterprise Java Programming (4 credits)
CSC 251 Web Application Development (4 credits)
CSC 255 Mobile Application Development (4 credits)


 

NOTES:
(1) 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.

Academic Certificate in Business Professional

Division of Business — Curriculum Code: 3013

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Academic Certificate
Why major in Business Professional Certificate?

The Business Professional certificate program is designed to prepare individuals to pursue careers in business-related fields. It is also intended to help students identify business opportunities where they can apply their talents. Students will acquire knowledge that will enable them to work as entrepreneurs, office assistants, and/or shop associates. They will gain basic 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. This certificate program is not intended to be transferred to a 4-year institution, rather it is intended to provide basic business skills for individuals who want to start or improve their own businesses. It is also designed to allow individuals to transfer credits towards an existing associate’s degree offered at the college.

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

The Business Professional certificate program is designed to offer preparation for students seeking entry-level jobs in business and industry. Although this certificate program is not intended to be directly transferred to a 4-year institution, graduates will be able to transfer most credits towards an existing associate’s degree offered at the college.

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 program?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 16 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in one year. You may shorten the amount of time required by taking courses in the summer and winter 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 the fundamental components of business and the importance of each in the business environment;
  • Demonstrate business management skills in today’s workplace;
  • Demonstrate effective application of business knowledge in pre-existing talents or career; 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 (6 credits)

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

Technological Competency (3 credits)
CIS 131 (3 credits)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (19 - 22 credits)

BUS 101 Business Organization & Management (two 3-credit courses)
Choose any two 200-level Business (BUS) course electives (6 credits)
CEE 298 Cooperative Education Experience: Internship (1 credit)

Choose three of the following major course electives (three 3– or 4-credit courses):ACC 101, BUS 105, BUS 141, BUS 203, FIN 101, HMM 103, PAD 101, SCM 101, or any 3 Logistics (LOG) courses

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (6 credits)

Choose two of the following courses: ECO 101, ECO 102, ENG 105, ENG 109, FRN 101, OCT 105, OCT 107, SPN 101, or any ART or MUS course (two 3-credit courses)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Academic Certificate: 31 - 33

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
BUS 101 Business Organization & Management (3 credits)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business (3 credits)
Major course elective (one 3- or 4-credit course)
Major course elective (one 3- or 4-credit course)

Second Semester
200-level Business (BUS) course electives (one 3-credit course)
200-level Business (BUS) course electives (one 3-credit course)
CEE 298 Cooperative Education Experience: Internship (1 credit)
Major course elective (one 3- or 4-credit course)
Additional course elective (one 3-credit course)
Additional course elective (one 3-credit course)


 

NOTES:
(1) 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.

Academic Certificate in Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Department of Nursing — Curriculum Code 3312

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Academic Certificate

LPN Certificate Program – Application

Why major in Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)?

There is a growing demand for LPNs to provide care to individuals in a variety of health care settings. The LPN works in close collaboration with the RN and other members of the health care team in long-term care facilities, assisted living sites, and hospitals. A state-of-the-art, well-equipped nursing simulation laboratory is available at the Essex County College main campus to facilitate student learning. In addition, a multi-media computer laboratory is available to LPN students. Upon completion of the LPN academic certificate program, a student is eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN exam to qualify for LPN licensure.

Is there educational mobility after completing the LPN program?

The Essex County College Department of Nursing subscribes to the state articulation model for education mobility of nurses. LPN students can enter the RN program upon meeting the admission requirements of the Nursing: LPN Articulation Option A.A.S. Degree Program.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in the LPN program?

Apply to the College as an LPN student (curriculum code: 3312). The following are the minimum requirements for admission into the program:

  • Be at college level in reading, English, and mathematics, which may require the completion of developmental courses (e.g., RDG 096, ENG 096, and/or MTH 092) based on placement test scores.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Achieve a satisfactory score on the LPN program admission exam.
Note: The strict program application deadline is June 30 for enrollment in the following fall semester. Admission to the program is competitive. Qualified applicants are admitted on a space-available basis. Admission to the LPN program is based on a minimum score of 50% on the LPN program admission exam in reading, math, and science.
How long will it take for me to complete this program?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 12 credits each semester, you can complete the program in two years.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

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

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate the cognitive knowledge (including basic nursing care theory and practice, patient assessment techniques, comprehensive treatment plan/intervention elements, etc.) required of an entry-level LPN practitioner;
  • Demonstrate the psychomotor skills (including various methods of medication administration, hands-on physical assessments, assisting with teaching/instruction in the care of older adults, etc.) required of an entry-level LPN practitioner; and
  • Describe and demonstrate communication skills and ethical and professional behaviors (including progress reports to members of the health care team, written documentation of client care, etc.) expected of an entry-level LPN practitioner.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (14 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (3 credits)
ENG 101 (3-credit)

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

Note: Both BIO 121 and 122 must be taken within 5 years of admission to the LPN program.

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

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS: (35 credits)

LPN 101 Fundamentals of Practical Nursing (8 credits)
LPN 102 Adult Health I (8 credits)
LPN 103 Adult Health II/Mental Health (9 credits)
LPN 104 Maternal-Child Health/Pediatric Health (8 credits)
LPN 105 Role Transition (2 credits)

Notes:
(1) The minimum passing grade for all courses is “C.” If you earn a grade below “C”, you need to repeat that course.
(2) Students enrolled in the LPN program will be required to submit to criminal background checks, health clearance, and CPR certification in connection with their clinical placement at certain health care organizations. All expenses for criminal background checks, health clearance, and CPR certification are the responsibility of the student.
(3) Consult the LPN Program Handbook for specific information on licensure requirements.
(4) This LPN program is accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing, 124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor, Newark, NJ, 07102, (973) 504-6430, www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/medical/nursing.htm

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Academic Certificate: 49

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
BIO 121 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
LPN 101 Fundamentals of Practical Nursing (8 credits)

Second Semester
BIO 122 Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits)
LPN 102 Adult Health I (8 credits)
PSY 101 General Psychology I: Personality & Social Aspects (3 credits)

Third Semester
LPN 103 Adult Health II/Mental Health (9 credits)

Fourth Semester
LPN 104 Maternal-Child Health/Pediatric Health (8 credits)
LPN 105 Role Transition (2 credits)

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above.
(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.

Academic Certificate in Information Systems Office Operations

Division of Business — Curriculum Code: 3301

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Academic Certificate

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 Information Systems Office Operations?

This program prepares individuals for employment in designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining the systems necessary to deliver information to all levels of an organization. Students receive hands-on instruction in the use and development of databases and spreadsheets. Areas covered include desktop publishing, word processing, and the use of graphics, digital camera, and sound files to make PowerPoint presentations. Students learn to use the internet to access information as well as to plan, create, and maintain static and interactive webpages.

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

The major is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the microcomputer field or to upgrade an employee’s professional knowledge for career advancement. While the program is not designed for transfer to a baccalaureate program, ECC will apply some or most of the courses you have taken toward an associate’s degree. Consult your academic advisor for more information.

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 program?

If you do not need developmental course work and you register for an average of 15 credits each semester, you can complete the academic certificate in one year.

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:
  • Demonstrate effective use and integration of a variety of microcomputer applications;
  • Customize software applications to address office needs;
  • Apply standard office computer software, keyboarding, and formatting skills to prepare a wide range of correspondence; and
  • Create static and dynamic webpages.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (6 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (3 credits)
ENG 101 (one 3-credit course)

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

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (27 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 152 Internet Concepts (3 credits)
CIS 153 Advanced Internet Concepts and Applications (3 credits)
CIS 235 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 237 Advanced Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES:

Total Credits Required for Academic Certificate: 33

First Semester
OCT 105 Microcomputer Keyboarding and Documents Processing (3 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business (3 credits)
CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)
CIS 152 Internet Concepts (3 credits)

Second Semester
CIS 136 Desktop Publishing (3 credits)
CIS 139 Multimedia Concepts (3 credits)
CIS 153 Advanced Internet Concepts and Applications (3 credits)
CIS 235 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIS 237 Advanced Microcomputer Databases (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.
(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.

Academic Certificate in Massage Therapy

Division of Social Sciences — Curriculum Code: 6013

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Academic Certificate
Why major in Massage Therapy?

Massage therapists find their work helping others personally satisfying and professionally rewarding. Massage involves using manual techniques and adjunctive therapies to relieve the effects of stress, ease tension, and promote health and well-being. A growing body of research on massage verifies its benefits. The field is rapidly growing and many massage therapists choose to specialize in particular areas such as sports massage, medical massage, pregnancy massage, or relation therapy. Professional growth occurs continuously through the broadening and deepening of manual skills. Employment is available in a variety of setting including massage offices, medical offices, health clubs, and spas. Massage therapists work in conjunction with health care professionals, making referrals as appropriate in response to clients’ needs.
 
Please note that this Massage Therapy program is currently applying for curriculum endorsement from the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA).

If I major in Massage Therapy, can I transfer to an upper division college or university?

The Massage Therapy certificate program is career oriented and not designed for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program. However, credits earned in this program can be applied toward the associate’s degree in Health Science at ECC. Other colleges and universities will apply most or all of the courses successfully completed in this program toward a bachelor’s degree depending on program requirements.

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

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. In addition, a massage session with a professional massage therapist is strongly recommended prior to taking major courses in this program.

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

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 12 credits each semester, you should be able to complete this academic certificate in three semesters.

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 the history and philosophy of massage therapy, as well as a wide variety of massage therapy techniques;
  • Develop a positive philosophy of the business of massage therapy that is consistent with professional standards prescribed by licensing bodies and ethical standards presented by state and national professional associations;
  • Develop personal, positive philosophies of healthy living and self-care that are consistent with expected professional standards and are based on reflective thinking about their learning; and
  • Identify and discuss several career options available to a certified massage therapist.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (7 credits)

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

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

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (28 credits)

BIO 122 Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits)
HSC 109 Medical Terminology (3 credits)
HSC 151 Massage Therapy & Practice I (4 credits)
HSC 152 Massage Therapy & Practice II (2 credits)
HSC 153 Massage Therapy & Practice III (4 credits)
HSC 155 Professional Development in Massage Therapy I (2 credits)
HSC 156 Professional Development in Massage Therapy II (3 credits)
HSC 160 Massage Therapist Practicum I (2 credits)
HSC 161 Massage Therapist Practicum II (3 credits)
HSC 165 Self-Care for the Massage Therapist (1 credit)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Academic Certificate 35

First Semester
BIO 121 Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits)
HSC 109 Medical Terminology (3 credits)
HSC 151 Massage Therapy & Practice I (4 credits)
HSC 155 Professional Development in Massage Therapy I (2 credits)
HSC 165 Self-Care for the Massage Therapist (1 credit)

Second Semester
BIO 122 Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
HSC 152 Massage Therapy & Practice II (2 credits)
HSC 156 Professional Development in Massage Therapy II (3 credits)
HSC 160 Massage Therapist Practicum I (2 credits)

Third Semester
HSC 153 Massage Therapy & Practice III (4 credits)
HSC 161 Massage Therapist Practicum II (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.
(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.