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Accreditations………………………………………………. 1

Admissions Policy…………………………………………. 1

Residency Policy…………………………………………… 4

Placement Testing………………………………………….. 6

Transferring………………………………………………… 7

Program Information……………………………………….. 9

Tuition Schedule……………………………………………. 10

Financial Aid……………………………………………….. 13

Policies: College/Academic………………………………… 16

Policies Found in Student Handbook………………………. 24

Degree Information………………………………………… 24

Programs & Majors………………………………………… 32

Course Descriptions………………………………………... 166

Additional Resources………………………………………. 212
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Accreditations                                                     • Paralegal: The Paralegal program has been approved by
                                                                     the American Bar Association. Information on ABA
Northampton Community College is accredited by the                   approval can be obtained from the American Bar
Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The                    Association, Standing Committee on Paralegals, 321 N.
association can be contacted at 267-284-5000 or at 3624              Clark Street, 19th Floor, Chicago, IL 60654 or at http://
Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. The College is also           www.abaparalegals.org
approved and registered by the Pennsylvania Department of          • Radiography: The Radiography program is fully
Education. The College is authorized to award the associate          accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education
in arts, associate in science, and associate in applied science      in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) 20 North Wacker
degrees.                                                             Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182,
                                                                     www.jrcert.org. 312-704-5300
 • Accounting, Business Administration, and Business               • Surgical Technology: The Surgical Technology
   Management: The Accounting, Business                              Program is accredited by the Commission on
   Administration and Business Management programs are               Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP)
   fully accredited by the Association of Collegiate                 upon recommendation of the Accreditation Review
   Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The                        Committee on Education in Surgical Technology and
   Association can be contacted at 913-339-9356 or at                Surgical Assistance (ARC-STSA). They can be contacted
   7007 College Boulevard, Suite 420, Overland Park, KS              at 303-694-9262 or 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Littleton,
   66211.                                                            CO 80120.
 • Dental Hygiene: The program in dental hygiene is                • Veterinary Technology: The Veterinary Technician
   accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.             program is accredited by the American Veterinary
   The Commission is a specialized accrediting body                  Medical Association (AVMA) and the Committee on
   recognized by the United States Department of                     Veterinary Technician Education and Activities
   Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation                 (CVTEA) since 1999. The AVMA / CVTEA can be
   can be contacted at 312-440-4653 or at 211 East                   contacted at 847-925-8070 or at 1931 North Meacham
   Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678 www.ada.org.               Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173.
 • Diagnostic Medical Sonography: The Diagnostic
   Medical Sonography program is accredited by the
   Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health                   Admissions Policy
   Educations Programs (CAAHEP) in collaboration with
   the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic          In keeping with its philosophy and objectives, the College
   Medical Sonography. The JRC-DMS can be contacted at            will admit all applicants who are high school graduates,
   443-973-3251 or 6021 University Blvd., Suite 500               General Educational Development (GED) recipients, and
   Ellicott City, Md 21043.                                       home schooled students who have completed senior-level
 • Early Childhood Education: The Early Childhood                 curriculum. Also, those who give evidence, through previous
   Associate Degree, including its online program, is             academic, field work, and/or personal qualifications that they
   accredited by the National Association for the                 are capable of achieving success in their chosen program of
   Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The                       study will be admitted.
   Association can be contacted at 1313 L St. N.W. Suite
   500, Washington DC 20005 202- 232-8777 or                      In addition, adults who are not high school graduates will be
   www.naeyc.org.                                                 admitted if they are 18 years of age or older and give
 • Funeral Service Education: Northampton                         evidence of being able to benefit from a course offered by
   Community College is a member of the University                the College. However, federal legislation requires that
   Mortuary Science Education Association, and is                 students who are not high school graduates or recipients of a
   accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service            GED must prove their ability to benefit (by specific testing)
   Education (ABFSE), 3414 Ashland Ave., Suite G, St.             in order to be eligible to receive funding for their college
   Joseph, MO 64506, 816-233-3747. The annual passage             education.
   rate of first-time takers on the National Board
   Examination (NBE) for the most recent three-year               When you are accepted to the College you are not ensured
   period for this institution and all ABFSE accredited           admission to all of our programs. The College reserves the
   funeral service education programs is posted on the            right to limit enrollment in college parallel and career
   ABFSE web site (www.abfse.org).                                curricula. Students who do not meet the College's academic
 • Nursing: The Practical and Associate Degree Nursing            standards or those who do not meet special admissions
   programs are approved by the Pennsylvania State Board          requirements will not be accepted into selective programs.
   of Nursing and accredited by the National League for           Once formally accepted, you should take placement tests
   Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc., 3343 Peachtree           prior to registration. After you complete your placement
   Rd. NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000 or          testing, you will receive registration dates and will receive
   www.nlnac.org .                                                help in selecting your courses.



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    Students who apply early and follow the correct admission          • If you apply after December 1, deposits will be payable
    procedure will be able to take full advantage of all advising        within 15 days of acceptance or at the time of
    services. They will also have a greater selection of courses         registration, whichever is earlier, and the deposit will not
    from which they can choose. Graduation rates, transfer out           be refundable.
    rates and campus crime data required by the Student Right to
    Know and Campus Security Act are available upon request
    from the Admissions Office, 610-861-5500 or online at
    www.northampton.edu.
                                                                      Concurrent and Dual Enrollment
                                                                      for High School and Home
    How to start . . .
                                                                      School Students
    Below are the items that must be completed if you intend to
    earn a degree, certificate or specialized diploma on a full- or   Dual enrollment students from participating high schools
    part-time basis.                                                  may enroll in College courses as specified by each high
                                                                      school. Enrollment eligibility requirements vary by school
    1. Submit a completed application form or apply online at         district and are available in each high school guidance office
    www.northampton.edu and include a $25 non-refundable              and NCC's Admissions Office.
    application fee in the form of a check or money order made
                                                                      Concurrent enrollment students may enroll in one or two
    payable to NCC; or VISA, MasterCard, American Express or
                                                                      classes at NCC if they are seniors in high school or in the last
    Discover card.
                                                                      year of a home school curriculum and have demonstrated
    2. Official high school, GED, home school record, and             the academic ability to benefit from course offerings at the
    college transcripts (if applicable) are required if you are       College. All students must have approval of their school
    applying for a selective program and/or if you are applying       districts. Final decision to admit a concurrent enrollment
    for financial aid.                                                student rests with the College.

    3. To receive transfer credits, an official college transcript    Students who are in academic difficulty or have been expelled
    must be submitted. Credits for which a student received a         or dropped out of high school are not eligible for concurrent
    grade of C or better, and which apply to a student's program,     enrollment. Such students will fall under the regular College
    will be accepted as transfer credits. Only credits from           admissions policy, which requires students to be 18 years of
    institutions that have regional accreditation or are recognized   age and give evidence of being able to benefit from courses
    by the American Council on Education (ACE) are acceptable.        offered by the College.

    4. Special requirements for certain programs are listed within    All requests for concurrent and dual enrollment are
    this catalog, or under "Selective Admissions Programs" on         processed through the NCC Admissions Office.
    the Admissions page of the NCC Web site.
                                                                      International Students
    5. Students who wish to audit a course must submit a
    completed application form.                                       Any student who is or intends to be in the United States on a
                                                                      student (F1) visa is considered an international student.
    Tuition Deposit                                                   Before acceptance to NCC can be granted or the I-20 visa
                                                                      form can be issued, the following must be submitted to the
    Full-time students, excluding Allied Health students who pay      Admissions Office:
    a $200 fee, must pay a $50 admission tuition deposit fee.
    Part-time students in selected programs will also be charged      1. NCC application with $25 application fee
    the fee, which will be applied to tuition and fees.
                                                                      2. All official transcripts in English from high school and/or
     • If you are entering in the fall semester, the deposit will     college
       be payable within 15 days of acceptance and refundable
                                                                      3. Certification of Finance (obtained from Admissions) along
       to June 1; deposits paid after June 1 will not be
                                                                      with a bank statement verifying that $19,000 (if room and
       refundable.
                                                                      board is needed by the student) is available for educational
     • If you apply after June 1, deposits will be payable within
                                                                      purposes.
       15 days of acceptance or at the time of registration,
       whichever is earlier, and the deposit will not be              Preferred deadline to apply for Fall - July 1st, and for Spring -
       refundable.                                                    November 15th
     • If you are entering in the spring semester, the deposit
       will be payable within 15 days of acceptance and               For more information or to request an international student
       refundable to December 1; deposits paid after                  packet, contact the Admissions Office. The application is
       December 1 will not be refundable.                             available online at www.northampton.edu.



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Special Programs with Additional                                               • Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II (BIOS 204
                                                                                   & BIOS 254)
Admissions Requirements                                                        • Communication Skills (ENGL 101, English I; and
                                                                                   CMTH 102, Speech Communication)
More complete information is mailed to all applicants in these programs.       • CISC 101 (Introduction to Computers) or three
                                                                                   one-credit courses through OE/OE (OFAD 141,
Dental Hygiene (preferred deadline Feb. 1 - Fall start only)                       142, 143)
                                                                            • After Admission:
  • Before Admission:                                                          • Medical Form
      • High school Chemistry and Biology with lab, with                       • Health Insurance
         B or better, overall grade point average of 3.0.                      • Drug Screen
         (college courses may be substituted for missing                       • State and Federal Criminal Background Checks
         high school requirements)For those with more than                     • CPR Certification for the Health Care Provider
         12 college credits - college level Chemistry and                      • Written verification that the Essential Functions/
         Biology courses can be a B - or better, minimum                           Technical Standards can be met (form provided
         2.7 overall and program science specific grade                            after admission)
         point average
      • Career Assessment Form                                             Funeral Service Education (preferred deadline Feb. 1 - Fall
  • After Admission:                                                       start only)
      • Medical form
      • CPR certification: BLS for Healthcare Providers                     • Before Admission:
      • Health Insurance                                                        • High school Chemistry and Biology with labs with
      • First Aid Certification                                                    Cs or better, overall grade point average of 2.5
      • Criminal Background Check                                                  (college courses can be substituted for missing high
      • PA Child & Elder Abuse History                                             school requirements)
                                                                                • or Accelerated Program - completion of all general
Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Associate in Applied                                education credits with an overall college grade
Science - AAS; preferred deadline February 1 - Fall start                          point average of 2.5
only)                                                                       • After Admission:
                                                                                • Medical form
  • Before Admission:                                                           • Student Trainee form
      • High school Algebra I and II with "Cs" or better,                       • Health Insurance
         high school Biology with lab with a "B" or better
         (college courses may be substituted), at least 3.0                Medical Assistant (Diploma Program; preferred deadline
         GPA, submission of Career Assessment Form, visit                  February 1 - Fall start only)
         to an affiliated hospital, interview by invitation
  • After Admission:                                                        • Before Admission:
      • Medical Form                                                            • High school diploma or GED, high school biology
      • Health Insurance                                                           with a lab with a C or better, high school Algebra I
      • Drug Screen                                                                with a C or better (college courses can be
      • State and Federal Criminal Background Checks                               substituted for missing high school requirements),
      • CPR Certification for the Health Care Provider                             placement into college level English
      • Written verification that the Essential Functions/                  • After Admission:
         Technical Standards can be met (form provided                          • State and Federal Criminal Background Checks
         after admission)                                                       • Physical examination forms
                                                                                • Immunization history
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Diploma (Diploma                                  • Documentation of recent hepatitis B vaccination
Program; preferred deadline February 1 of previous year -                          or relevant titer
Spring start only)
                                                                           Nursing (preferred deadline Feb. 1 for Fall start and Sept. 15
  • Before Admission:                                                      for Spring start)
      • Completion of high school or equivalent courses at
         a post-secondary institution                                       • Before Admission:
      • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0                                              • RN - high school Chemistry and Biology with lab
      • Allied Health background                                                   with B or better, two years of Algebra with a C or
      • MATH 140 (College Algebra)                                                 better (college courses can be substituted for
      • Interview by invitation                                                    missing high school requirements), placement test
      • DMSG 101 (Fundamentals of Sonography)                                      into college level English and Math, overall college
      • DMSG 103 (Introduction to Acoustical Physics)                              grade point average of 3.0.



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        • Advanced Placement RN - RN requirements above,              • High school Biology with lab with "C" or better,
            3.0 in college level courses applicable to the                high school Algebra I with "C" or better (college
            program, completed specified RN general                       courses may be substituted), 2.5 GPA, strong
            education core with C or better, current LPN                  science background.
            license, passed the required Excelsior exams           • After Admission:
        • LPN (Fall start only) - high school Algebra I and           • Health insurance
            Biology with C or better (college courses can be          • Lab tests and immunizations
            substituted for missing high school requirements),        • Physical examinations
            overall college grade point average of 2.5                • Career Assessment Forms
     • After Admission:                                               • Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers
        • CPR certification                                               certificate
        • State and Federal Criminal Background Checks                • State and Federal Criminal Background Checks
        • Health insurance                                            • Child and Elder Abuse History Clearance
        • Child Abuse Background Check
        • Felony statement                                        Veterinary Technician (preferred deadline Feb. 1 - Fall start
        • Medical form                                            only)

    Radiography (preferred deadline Feb. 1 - Fall start only)      • Before Admission:
                                                                       • High school Biology with lab with B or better,
     • Before Admission:                                                  Algebra I and II with C or better (college courses
         • Completion of high school diploma or equivalent                can be substituted for missing high school
         • High school biology with lab with "C" or better                requirements)
            (Or BIOS 115 with "C' or better) and two units of          • Interview (qualified applicants will be notified of
            Algebra (Or MATH 022 and MATH 026, Or                         date)
            MATH 028) with "C" or better                           • After Admission:
         • Minimum overall GPA of 2.5                                  • Medical form
         • Complete Career Assessment Form (CAF) using
            virtual shadowing                                     Other Requirements
         • Information session and interview for competitive
            applicants                                             • Before Admission:
     • After Admission:                                                • Culinary Arts - Placement into English I by testing
         • Medical forms                                                  or transfer course
         • State and Federal Criminal Background Checks                • Theatre - Audition during first semester
         • Health insurance                                        • After Admission:
         • CPR certification for Health Care Provider                  • Automotive - Auto dealership sponsorship, valid
         • Written verification that the Essential Functions              driver's license, meeting with program director
            Technical Support Standards can be met                     • Early Childhood Education - Medical form, Child
                                                                          abuse background check, 2 letters of reference
    Sports Medicine: Athletic Training (preferred deadline             • Culinary Arts - Medical form
    Feb. 1 - Fall start only)

     • Before Admission:
         • Completion of high school diploma or equivalent
                                                                  Residency Policy
         • High school Chemistry with lab with "B" or better      Tuition and fees at Northampton Community College are
            (or CHEM 135 with "B" or better), high school         based on a student's permanent place of residence.
            Biology with lab with "C" or better (or BIOS 115
            with "C" or better), one year of high school          Students who have a permanent place of residence and meet
            Algebra with a "C" or better (or MATH 022 with a      all of the requirements as defined in the Northampton
            "C" or better, and eligibility to take English I.     County or Monroe County Residency Policies are eligible to
     • After Admission:                                           receive the applicable residency tuition and fee rate.
         • State and Federal Criminal Background Checks
         • Medical forms and vaccinations                         Residency is determined by the Admissions Office during the
                                                                  Admissions Application process and communicated to the
    Surgical Technology (preferred deadline Feb. 1 - Fall start   student in the student's Letter of Acceptance. Changes in a
    only)                                                         student's residency which occur after a student is accepted to
                                                                  NCC are processed by the Registrar's Office.
     • Before Admission:




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Residency                                                          2. Veterans retain the residency they had at the time they
                                                                   entered the military. They can qualify for in-district tuition as
To receive the in-district tuition rate, a student 21 years of     stated above.
age or older must meet all of the following requirements:
                                                                   3. If a student can not provide any of the documents listed
1. Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, H visa holder, or        above, please contact Admissions or Records for further
refugee.                                                           guidance.

2. Maintain a legal residence* in one of the eight sponsoring      4. The documents will be reviewed and decided upon by the
school districts** for at least 90 consecutive days prior to       Residence Committee. Appeals of committee decisions will
start of the semester for which they are applying.                 be reviewed by the Vice President of Student Affairs.

*A legal residence is a student's permanent place of               5. The College reserves the right to request additional
residence and one they have moved into for reasons other           information when appropriate. Until this residency
than attending college. Students living with in-district           documentation is received, student tuition will be assessed at
relatives do not qualify as legal residents.                       the out-of-district or out-of-state rate. Falsification of
                                                                   records will result in immediate and retroactive residence
**Bangor, Bethlehem, Easton, Nazareth, Northampton, Pen            change to out-of-county or out-of-state, and could result in
Argyl, Saucon Valley, or Wilson                                    disciplinary action.

3. Provide two proofs of residency dated 90 days before a          6. NCC's decision to approve in-district residency may be
semester begins from the list below:                               challenged by the school district if their records do not
                                                                   reflect proper residency status. Out-of-county (those not
 • A PA driver's license with current address                      residing within the eight sponsoring school districts) and out-
 • per capita (school district) tax receipt for the current        of-state students will be charged non-resident fees.
   year
 • valid PA Department of Transportation ID card                   Northampton Sponsoring School
 • lease (per capita tax bill or receipt or a utility bill needs
   to be the 2nd proof)                                            Districts
 • utility bill (is accepted as 2nd form of proof for lease
   only)                                                            •   Bangor Area
 • deed - home ownership is exempt from the 90 day rule             •   Bethlehem Area
                                                                    •   Easton Area
A student under the age of 21 retains the residency of his/         •   Nazareth Area
her parents.                                                        •   Northampton Area
Families moving into a sponsoring school district (see **           •   Pen Argyl Area
above) must submit a Change of Information form and                 •   Saucon Valley
show proof of parents' residence with the required                  •   Wilson Area
documents listed above to the Admissions Office (for new
students) or the Records Office (for returning students).
A student under 21 not living with parents may be eligible for     Residency - Monroe County
in-district rates if he/she proves independence. He/she must
submit documentation proving independent status.                   To receive the Monroe County tuition rate, a student 21 years
                                                                   of age or older must meet all of the following requirements:
The definition of an independent student is one who is 1) a
veteran, 2) married, 3) an orphan or ward of the court, 4) has     1. Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, H visa holder, or
legal dependents for whom he/she provides at least 50% of          refugee.
the support, or is 5) a full time, permanent, benefits eligible
employee who pays local or per capita tax in-district.             2. Maintain a legal residence* in Monroe County** for at
If proof of one of the above cannot be given, the student          least 90 consecutive days prior to start of the semester for
maintains parents' residence.                                      which they are applying.

IMPORTANT NOTES:                                                   *A legal residence is a student's permanent place of
                                                                   residence and one they have moved into for reasons other
1. Students must document their residency before the first         than attending college. Students living with in-district
day of the semester in order to receive in-district rates for      relatives do not qualify as legal residents.
that semester. Students who qualify for residency after the
beginning of a semester will be granted the appropriate            **East Stroudsburg, Pleasant Valley, Pocono Mountain,
tuition rates for the following semester. The college will not     Stroudsburg (residents of these school districts are
make retroactive changes to residency status.                      considered Monroe County residency rates)


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    3. Provide two proofs of residency dated 90 days before a
    semester begins from the list below:
                                                                        Placement Testing Policy
                                                                        The college uses placement tests to assess skills in reading,
     • PA driver's license or valid PA Department of
                                                                        writing, mathematics and English as a second language
       Transportation ID card showing current address
                                                                        (ESL).* The results are used to place students into courses
     • apartment lease in your name
                                                                        where they will have the best opportunity to
     • per capita (school district) tax receipt; copy of federal
                                                                        succeed. Courses are available for students who need
       return; or local real estate tax bill for the current year
                                                                        developmental work as determined by placement testing.
     • item mailed to your residence - only bank statement; pay
       stub; bills from utilities, credit card or phone                 Before registering for credit courses, students must take the
     • deed - home ownership is exempt from the 90 day rule             placement tests (or provide other evidence of English or
                                                                        Math eligibility). If students need developmental work, they
    A student under the age of 21 retains the residency of his/
                                                                        must begin that work in their first semester at the college and
    her parents.
                                                                        continue until the requirements are completed (which may
    Families moving into Monroe County (see ** above) must              take several semesters). Based upon reading/writing
    submit a Change of Information form and show proof of               placement testing, students may be required to enroll in
    parents' residence with the required documents listed above         College Success/Academic Learning Skills (COLS-/ACLS-)
    to the Enrollment Office.                                           courses as outlined in the Placement Guidelines.
                                                                        Developmental course work does not count toward degree
    A student under 21 not living with parents may be eligible for      requirements. Students who place into developmental
    Monroe residency rates if he/she proves independence. He/           courses can retest once before starting those
    she must submit documentation proving independent status.           courses. Students may not take the test while enrolled in a
    The definition of an independent student is one who is 1) a         developmental course.
    veteran, 2) married, 3) an orphan or ward of the court, 4) has
    legal dependents for whom he/she provides at least 50% of           Some students may be placed into English or Mathematics
    the support, or is 5) a full time, permanent, benefits eligible     courses as a result of PSSA, ACT, or SAT scores, or previous
    employee who pays local or per capita tax in Monroe County.         degrees or courses. Students must furnish the appropriate
                                                                        evidence of previous testing or experience before registering
    If proof of one of the above cannot be given, the student           for courses. If they do not furnish evidence, they must take
    maintains parents' residence.                                       the placement test before registering.
    IMPORTANT NOTES:                                                    * Students whose first language is not English should contact
                                                                        the ESL department for testing and placement. If students
    1. Students must document their residency before the first          have low reading or writing scores on the English Placement
    day of the semester in order to receive Monroe rates for that       Test and their first language is not English, they will be
    semester. Students who qualify for residency after the              referred to the ESL department for ESL testing and
    beginning of a semester will be granted the appropriate             placement.
    tuition rates for the following semester. The College will not
    make retroactive changes to residency status.                       Requests for accommodated testing must be submitted
                                                                        through the Office of Disability Services.
    2. Veterans retain the residency they had at the time they
    entered the military. They can qualify for in-district tuition as   Placement Guidelines: English, College Success/
    stated above.                                                       Academic Learning Skills & Mathematics
    3. If a student can not provide any of the documents listed         ENGLISH
    above, please contact the Monroe Enrollment Office
    manager for further guidance.                                       English I (ENGL101):

    4. The documents will be reviewed and decided upon by the            • Competence as determined by the English placement
    Residence Committee. Appeals of committee decisions will               test
    be reviewed by the Vice President for Student Affairs.               • Combined Reading and Writing 11th grade PSSA score
                                                                           of at least 2650 (with neither Reading nor Writing score
    5. The College reserves the right to request additional                below 1200).
    information when appropriate. Until this residency                   • Score of 500 or higher on both the SAT Writing and
    documentation is received, student tuition will be assessed at         Critical Reading exams (2005 and beyond).
    the out-of-PA county or out-of-state rate. Falsification of          • Evidence of a score of 21 or higher on the ACT
    records will result in immediate and retroactive residence             English Exam.
    change to out-of-county or out-of-state, and could result in         • Completion of required developmental courses.
    disciplinary action. Out-of-PA county (those not residing in
    Monroe County **) and out-of-state students will be charged
    non-resident fees.

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Writing Skills Workshop (ENGL 027):                           • Competence as determined by the mathematics
                                                                placement test
 • Placement into developmental writing only as               • 11th grade PSSA math score of 1300 or higher
   determined by the English placement test or course         • Score of 500 or higher on the SAT mathematics exam
   work. [R in Writing Skills I (ENGL 025); R in Reading      • Completion of required developmental courses with a C
   Fundamentals (READ 016) and/or Critical Reading              or better
   (READ 017)]
                                                            For all other MATH classes, refer to course prerequisites in
Writing Skills I (ENGL025), Writing Skills II (ENGL 026),   each course description.
Reading Fundamentals (READ016), Critical Reading
(READ017):
                                                            Transferring
 • Placement as determined by the English placement test
                                                            Transferring In
English as a Second Language:                               Northampton Community College will accept credits when
                                                            transferring from another institution when:
 • English language competence as determined by ESL         1. Credits earned at U.S. colleges and universities are
   department                                               accredited by the following regional associations:
COLLEGE SUCCESS/ACADEMIC LEARNING                             •   Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
SKILLS                                                        •   New England Association of Schools and Colleges
                                                              •   North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
College Study Skills (ACLS 020):                              •   Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
                                                              •   Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
 • Required for students needing either Writing Skills I      •   Western Association of Schools and Colleges
   (ENGL 025) or Reading Fundamentals (READ 016);
   ACLS020 should be taken in the same semester as          2. Credits earned from a foreign institution are evaluated by
   ENGL025 and/or READ016                                   an evaluation agency such as World Education Services Inc.
                                                            or Educational Credential Evaluators Inc. and a copy of the
College Seminar: Applied Strategies for Academic Success    evaluation sent directly to NCC. For more information
(COLS150):                                                  concerning WES, please contact the NCC Admissions or
                                                            Records Office;
 • Required for students needing both Writing Skills II
   (ENGL026) and Critical Reading (READ017); all three      3. Courses taken through the military are provided to the
   should be taken in the same semester.                    College on the official DD295 form or AARTS transcript;
MATHEMATICS                                                 4. The course grade is C or better. Courses taken on a pass/
                                                            fail basis may be accepted only if the official transcript states
Prealgebra (MATH 020), Applications in Math (MATH103):
                                                            that a "pass" grade is equivalent to a C or above;
 • Open enrollment; no placement or pre-requisites needed
                                                            5. The course content is equivalent to a Northampton
Elementary Algebra (MATH 022), Intermediate Algebra         course;
(MATH 026):
                                                            6. The course is applicable to the student's Northampton
 • Competence as determined by the mathematics              program;
   placement test
                                                            7. Transcript is official (sealed, delivered directly to the
 • Completion of required developmental courses with a C
                                                            Northampton Admissions Office).
   or better
                                                            A maximum of 45 credits with up to 75% of total program
Elementary and Intermediate Algebra Combined (MATH
                                                            credits may be transferred to Northampton toward an
028):
                                                            associate's degree (maximum of 50% may be credit by exam).
 • Competence as determined by the mathematics
                                                            Admissions determines transferability of credits for new
   placement test
                                                            students and change of majors into the allied health majors;
Foundations of Mathematics I (MATH118), Foundations of      the Registrar determines all other transferability of credits.
Mathematics II (MATH119), The Nature of Mathematics         Transferred credits are added to a student's record upon final
(MATH120), College Algebra (MATH140), Introductory          verification of enrollment (after the refund period of a
Statistics (MATH150):                                       student's first semester). Grades do not transfer (no effect on
                                                            NCC GPA).

                                                            Transfer with a Bachelor's degree
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    A student possessing a baccalaureate degree from a regionally      a student to earn an associate degree with a minimum grade
    accredited college or university and enrolling at                  point average. Dual admissions agreements are good for
    Northampton in an Associate's degree program shall be              students who know before coming to NCC the four-year
    considered to have completed the general education core            institution they want to attend.
    requirements except for required courses identified by the
    program faculty. Check with Admissions Office for approved         Core-to Core agreements guarantee that credit earned by
    list of general education courses transferrable into each          students who complete an A.A. or A.S. degree at NCC will
    program.                                                           be accepted towards the core requirements at the four-year
                                                                       institution. Core requirements are the general education
    Transferring Out
                                                                       portion of a baccalaureate degree. General education
    More than half of the students at Northampton are enrolled         requirements vary among institutions. Students benefit from
    in transfer programs. The College will recommend for               core-to-core agreements because all of the credit earned
    transfer those students whose personal qualities and               from the associate degree is applied to the four-year program
    academic achievement indicate that they will succeed at other      without evaluating individual courses. Typically, there are also
    institutions. Although a C average is usually considered           admissions criteria for transfer students outlined in the
    minimal for transfer, the specific average required varies with    agreement.
    the selective admissions policy established by each individual
    institution.
                                                                       Program-to-Program agreements are designed to map out
    The transfer of specific courses normally depends upon
                                                                       the curriculum necessary for students to earn an associate
    appropriateness of completed work to the intended transfer
                                                                       degree at NCC and meet the requirements for a
    program. Generally, courses completed with a grade of C or
                                                                       corresponding baccalaureate degree at a four-year institution.
    better receive transfer credit. The maximum amount of
                                                                       The agreements stipulate the exact major courses, general
    transfer credit varies by college, but normally 60 to 70 credit
                                                                       education courses, and electives students should take to make
    hours of applicable course work can be transferred. The final
                                                                       a seamless transfer.
    decision regarding admission and the acceptability of transfer
    credit hours rests with the receiving institution.
    A course-by-course reference guide is available for your use       Take your Credits with You Pennsylvania has an innovative
    in the Northampton Advising and Transfer Office. The guide         statewide transfer system that allows up to 30 foundation
    indicates how individual NCC courses transfer to many of           credits to be transferred from one participating college or
    the four-year institutions in eastern Pennsylvania. Some           university to another, anywhere in the state.
    course guides are on the advising and transfer services web        pacollegetransfer.com offers all the information you need to
    page.                                                              make full use of this transfer system.
    The fact that freshman and sophomore requirements vary
    considerably among senior colleges suggests that students          List of Institutions with
    should discuss their transfer plans with both a faculty advisor
    and an advising specialist, who will help plan a program as        Agreements
    near as possible to the requirements of the intended transfer
                                                                        •   Albright College
    program.
                                                                        •   Bloomsburg University of PA
    Unless there is no doubt that the student will transfer to a        •   Cabrini College
    particular college, it is generally advisable to take courses at    •   Capella University
    the College which are as close as possible to those offered at      •   Cedar Crest College
    those colleges which might be considered for transfer.              •   Centenary College
                                                                        •   Central Pennsylvania College
    Articulation Agreements                                             •   Champlain College
                                                                        •   College Misericordia
    NCC has over 100 articulation agreements with more than 30          •   DeSales University
    colleges and universities. Articulation agreements are signed       •   Dickinson College
    by two institutions to make the transfer process easier for         •   Drexel University
    students. There are several types of articulation agreements        •   East Stroudburg University of PA
    that NCC has with various institutions. Most offer the              •   Eastern Kentucky
    greatest benefit to students who earn an associate degree           •   Fairleigh Dickinson University
    then transfer to complete a baccalaureate degree. The most          •   Franklin University
    common types of agreements are explained below.                     •   Immaculata University
                                                                        •   Jones International University
                                                                        •   Kaplan College
    Dual Admissions agreements allow students to apply to
                                                                        •   Keystone College
    both NCC and the partner four-year institution. Typically,
                                                                        •   Kutztown University of PA
    students are provisionally accepted to the four-year
                                                                        •   Marlboro College
    institution provided they meet the admissions criteria
    outlined in the agreement. Admissions criteria usually require
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 •   Marywood University                                           • West Chester University of PA
 •   Misericordia University
 •   Moore College of Art and Design
 •
 •
     Moravian College
     Nova Southeastern University
                                                                  Individualized Transfer Studies
 •   Old Dominion University                                      Program
 •   Peirce College
 •   Pennsylvania College of Technology                           The Individualized Transfer Studies program at
 •   PSU Lehigh Valley                                            Northampton is designed for students who have a clear
 •   St. Joseph's College of Maine                                intention to transfer to a specific baccalaureate college. The
 •   SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry           program is unique in that each student works with the four-
 •   Temple University                                            year institution and designs a curriculum to meet the specific
 •   Thomas Jefferson University                                  requirements for the major at the baccalaureate institution.
 •   University of Delaware
 •   University of Illinois at Springfield                        The program consists of a three-part curriculum which
 •   University of Pittsburgh                                     includes:
 •   University of the Arts
 •   Upper Iowa University                                         • The current general education core for the associate in
 •   West Virginia University                                        arts (A.A.) programs;
                                                                   • The addition of one Humanities and one Social Science
                                                                     to the general electives;
                                                                   • The remaining credit hours will align with the
Academic Passport                                                    requirements at the transfer institution.
Academic Passport is an agreement between Pennsylvania            The Individualized Transfer Program ensures that students
Community Colleges and the State System of Higher                 take only those courses at NCC which are required by the
Education (SSHE). It allows community college students            four-year institution to which they intend to transfer. This
who earn an A.A. or A.S. degree with a GPA of 2.0 or higher       option is intended for students who have identified their
to be accepted to a SSHE university. It also guarantees the       baccalaureate institution of choice. The student must meet
acceptance of up to 60 credits to be applied towards a            with an advisor at the four-year institution to pre-plan a
Baccalaureate degree entitling a student to junior status. The    program of transferable courses. These Northampton
first 45 credits will be used as general education requirements   courses will fulfill the general distribution requirements and
with the additional 15 credits applied to major requirements      other courses that are required at the four-year institution.
or electives. Although this agreement allows students to be       This enables students to get a head start on their
accepted at the 14 SSHE universities it does not guarantee        baccalaureate degree with an associate's degree from
acceptance to selective admission or enrollment capped            Northampton.
programs. Other criteria will be used for these programs.

Programs eligible for Academic Passport at NCC are:               Program Information
Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry,
Communication Studies, Computer Science, Computer                 All the academic programs within the College are designed to
Information Systems, Education, Engineering, Fine Art,            help you meet your goals. Northampton offers programs that
General Studies, Individual Transfer Studies, Journalism,         will transfer to four-year colleges and universities, as well as
Liberal Arts, Math/Physics, Social Work, Sport Management,        those that prepare you to step right into today's competitive
and Theatre.                                                      work force.
                                                                  At Northampton, all curricula have a general education
Universities in the PA State System of Higher Education are:      component that serves as a solid base for your education. In
                                                                  addition, in each academic program, you will find that the
 •   Bloomsburg University of PA                                  majority of courses give you specific skills and training
 •   California University of PA                                  designed to prepare you to meet your transfer or career
 •   Cheyney University of PA                                     objectives.
 •   Clarion University of PA                                     The College's faculty are specialists who make teaching their
 •   East Stroudsburg University of PA                            first priority. You'll gain knowledge in your chosen subject
 •   Edinboro University of PA                                    area from a combination of classroom lectures, group
 •   Indiana University of PA                                     projects, and hands-on laboratory work. You will also benefit
 •   Kutztown University of PA                                    from the expertise of members of our advisory committees,
 •   Lock Haven University of PA                                  composed of successful individuals from the region who
 •   Mansfield University of PA                                   advise the College about particular changes in the workplace.
 •   Millersville University of PA
 •   Shippensburg University of PA
 •   Slippery Rock University of PA

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     General Education Core                                               load and for financial aid, those credits may not be
                                                                          applied to any degree or certificate granted by the
     Curriculum                                                           College.
                                                                        • The Learning Center provides tutoring, workshops, and
     The General Education Core Curriculum is an essential                study skills support to promote the academic success of
     component of all degree programs. Courses in the Core fall           developmental students. Tutoring options include study
     into two broad categories: Knowledge of Arts, Cultures and           groups, classroom tutors, Supplemental Instruction,
     the Natural World, and Intellectual and Practical Skills.            individual appointments, walk-in hours, and online
     Students are exposed to a broad range of academic                    hours.
     disciplines and fields of study in order to provide a strong
     foundation of content knowledge and intellectual skills.
     Certificate programs usually require six credits of general       English as a Second Language
     education courses.
                                                                       The College supports English language learners by offering
     Transfer Education                                                courses for college credit through the English as a Second
                                                                       Language (ESL) Department. Students work toward
     Many of Northampton's courses are designed to transfer to         proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking skills. Course
     four-year institutions; that is, they contain roughly the same    work ranges from the beginner level through the advanced
     material as similar courses at those institutions. Students who   level and prepares students to succeed in other college
     intend to continue their education after Northampton should       courses or in communities of their choice. Students are
     take as many transferable courses as possible within A.A. or      supported with tutoring services, a computerized language
     A.S. degree programs. The receiving institution ultimately        lab, and academic advising, all with a special attention to the
     determines the transferability of courses. It is advisable that   needs of English language learners. Higher levels of ESL can
     students consult early with the Admissions Office of the          be taken at the same time as other college courses upon the
     institution to which they plan to transfer.                       recommendation of an ESL advisor. Students take an ESL
                                                                       placement test to assist with proper placement into classes.
     Technical Education
                                                                       Special Studies and Special
     Technical education or career education describes a category
     of courses designed to develop highly skilled graduates           Topics Courses
     prepared for entry-level positions in a particular occupation
                                                                       In some semesters the College offers special studies courses,
     or group of occupations. Northampton's career education
                                                                       of one to four credits, that are designed to give variety to the
     programs, which prepare students for employment
                                                                       present curriculum and reflect current interests. Special
     immediately upon graduation, usually contain a strong
                                                                       studies courses are offered by almost all of the College's
     complement of technical education courses. These courses
                                                                       academic departments. The specific topic to be covered is
     carry credit toward the associate in applied science and
                                                                       announced at the time a special studies course is scheduled,
     associate in general education degrees. They are not designed
                                                                       along with any applicable enrollment requirements or
     for transfer.
                                                                       prerequisites. Up to 12 credits of special studies courses may
                                                                       be applied to a student's program, insofar as they fit into the
     Developmental Education                                           program requirements. (A special studies course may be
                                                                       repeated if a different specific topic is offered.) Special
     Developmental education helps students learn the skills           studies courses that are later approved as on-going courses in
     needed for success in college-level courses. These skills         substantially the same form will not be counted toward the
     include the essentials of reading, writing, and mathematics,      12-credit limit.
     and proven strategies for achieving their academic goals.

     Developmental education services are provided through             Tuition Schedule
     these means:
                                                                       Part-time study - Less than 12 semester credits
      • Placement testing in math, reading, and English
        determines the eligibility of students for developmental       Full-time study - 12 or more semester credits
        courses.
                                                                       1. Residents of sponsoring school districts
      • Some courses numbered below 100 (0XX) are designed
        to allow students to remedy specific deficiencies in
        mathematics, reading, and writing. Among them are              Tuition Per Credit        $82
        PreAlgebra, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra,          Hour:
        Reading Fundamentals, Critical Reading, Basic English,         College                   $16
        and Chemical Calculations. NOTE: While courses                 Comprehensive Fee:
        below 100 each carry credit for determining student

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Technology Fee:               $16                                        5. Online Education
                                                                         Tuition and fees for students enrolled in the online courses
Total Per Credit Hour: $114
                                                                         are the same as for other students at the College. Some
                                                                         special rates apply to EARL and LIBT courses for out-of-
                                                                         county residents
To calculate your tuition and fees cost for one semester multiply the
number of credits you anticipate taking by $114.
                                                                         Schedule of Fees
2. Residents of Monroe County school districts
                                                                         A. Application Fee (non-refundable) $25
Tuition Per Credit            $139                                       B. Transcript of Academic Record Fee
Hour:
College                       $16                                        Official Transcripts
Comprehensive Fee:
                                                                          • Electronic submission (if receiving college subscribes)
Capital Outlay Fee:           $16                                           or three day service if U.S. mail service used - $6
Technology Fee:               $19                                         • Same day service - standard U.S. mail service used or
                                                                            picked up by student. 24 hour turnaround - $8
Total Per Credit Hour: $190                                               • Overnight delivery - $33

To calculate your tuition and fees cost for one semester, multiply the   C. College Challenge Examination:
number of credits you anticipate taking by $190.                         50 percent of the in-county tuition per credit hour for each
                                                                         credit hour attempted and awarded - 50 percent of this fee
3. Other Pennsylvania residents                                          will be refunded if examination is not passed.

Tuition Per Credit            $164                                       D. The College may charge each student in a course an
Hour:                                                                    academic fee to cover the real cost of materials and services
                                                                         used. The fee must be approved by the President and is
College                       $16                                        published in the course schedule so that students may be
Comprehensive Fee:                                                       aware of the fees to be assessed when they register. In
Capital Outlay Fee:           $54                                        addition to academic course fees and ordinary materials,
                                                                         supplies, and textbooks, certain courses and programs require
Technology Fee:               $16
                                                                         additional out-of-pocket purchases of special materials,
Total Per Credit Hour: $250                                              supplies or other items due to their specialized coursework.
                                                                         A list of these estimated out-of-pocket expenses is published
To calculate your tuition and fees cost for one semester, multiply the   on the college tuition and fees webpage.
number of credits you anticipate taking by $250. Pennsylvania
                                                                         E. Returned Check Fee - $25
residents attending Northampton Community College for a program not
available at their home community college should ask their community     F. Academic Fees
college about the possibility of sponsorship. If approved, the tuition
above would be reduced by the amount paid by the sponsor.
                                                                         ARTA 151                 $20
4. Out-of-state and foreign residents                                    ARTA 161                 $40
                                                                         ARTA 162                 $30
Tuition Per Credit            $246
Hour:                                                                    ARTA 261                 $60
College                       $16                                        ARTA 282                 $50
Comprehensive Fee:                                                       ARTA 284                 $30
Capital Outlay Fee:           $93                                        ASEP/AUTC                $10
Technology Fee:               $16                                        101/103/104/105/
Total Per Credit Hour: $371                                              121/125/211/221/
                                                                         224/225/226
To calculate your tuition and fees cost for one semester, multiply the   AUTO all courses         $10
number of credits you anticipate taking by $371. Pennsylvania            except 203
residents attending Northampton Community College for a program not
available at their home community college should ask their community
college about the possibility of sponsorship.

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     CMTH                    $50              H. Drug Screening Fee
     120/170/180/182/
     240/245/246/251/                         DSMG 101/220             $32
     252                                      MDAS 101                 $32
     CULA 145                $62              NURS 101/223             $32
     CULA 150                $115             RADT 107/207             $32
     DENH 103                $606             SURG 101                 $32
     DENH 109                $20              I. Payment Plan Fees
     DENH 150                $65
                                              Enrollment fee           $35
     DENH 210                $277
                                              Late payment fee         $25
     DENH 250                $30
     DMSG 103                $157             J. Reinstatement Fee
     EARL 106/217/244        $154             Total fee                $10 per credit hour
     Online CDA Only
     ELEC 222                $95
     EMGS 115/255            $13
                                              Waiver of Fees
     FUNS 212/222            $45              The College's $25 application fee may be waived for those
                                              applicants who are unable to pay. Students should contact the
     241/242
                                              Admissions Office regarding the waiver policy.
     FUNS 255                $85              Northampton County residents, age 65 or older, are eligible
     HOSP 223/224            $50              to receive a tuition and fee waiver upon request and
                                              presentation of proof of age for credit courses.
     NURS 205/257            $37
                                              Students in CULA 145 & 150 who are on the dining service
     PHED 117/217            $40              meal plan may have their meal plan fee waived.
     RADT 111/113/210        $15
     SURG 101                $161             Course Withdrawal, Refunds,
     SURG 105                $115             Class Changes, and Adjustments
     SURG 110/115            $207             Students who wish to withdraw from either a course or the
     VETC                    $15              College must receive official authorization from the Records
     101/120/125/210/                         Office. Failure to withdraw officially may result in the
     220/228                                  recording of an F grade. A student who is asked to leave the
                                              College for misconduct or delinquent attendance will receive
     VETC 225                $50              no refund of tuition or fees.
     G. Malpractice Liability Insurance Fee   Students who withdraw with the approval of the Records
                                              office prior to the beginning of a semester and the date
     DENH 103                $16              specified in the College Calendar, will be entitled to a 100
                                              percent refund (or adjustment) of tuition and fees, less the
     DIET 101                $13              non-refundable admissions deposit and any amounts owed to
     FUNS                    $30              the College for fines, returned checks and other charges and
     212/222/241/242                          fees.
                                              In addition, a student who withdraws during the following
     EARL                    $10
                                              specified periods will be entitled to the applicable refund (or
     126/128/208/216/
                                              adjustment) of tuition and fees, less the admissions deposit,
     218/253G                                 student fees, and any amounts owed to the College per the
     MDAS 101                $13              schedule below. Specified dates for each semester are listed in
                                              the College Calendar.
     NURS 101/257            $16
     RADT 107/207            $14              All refund payments will be made payable to the student
                                              except for a) contractual third party payments - refund
     SURG 101                $13              payable to the third party named, and b) excess parents plus
     VETC 210/230            $70              loan funds - refund payable to the parent named

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Refund Rates                                                        Nonattendance does not relieve you of your financial
                                                                    obligation.
 • 75% - First week of class or equivalent for non-standard
   session                                                          The college reserves the right to cancel a student's
 • 50% - Second week of class or equivalent for non-                registration if payment is not received by the tuition due date,
   standard session                                                 however, this action is not guaranteed and students who are
 • 25% - Third week of class or equivalent for non-                 not dropped retain their registration status and remain 100%
   standard session                                                 responsible for payment as charged. Students must complete
   * A standard session is considered as 15 weeks.                  a course withdrawal by the refund deadline to ensure they are
                                                                    not held responsible for payment of tuition and fees.
Room and Board: A separate refund schedule applies to               Students who are dropped for nonpayment will be required
housing and meal plan charges. This schedule is published in        to pay a $10 per credit hour reinstatement fee for subsequent
the Residence Life Handbook and made available to students          registration in that session.
in the Office of Student Activities and Housing.
                                                                    Students who do not meet their financial obligations may not
Please note that a drop or withdrawal does not absolve a            be permitted to register for a subsequent semester, receive
student's financial responsibility for his/her educational          official transcripts or grades, or participate in graduation.
expenses. The student is responsible for payment of charges         Students may also incur additional late fees, collection costs
outstanding after the drop or withdrawal is processed and           and legal fees.
charges are adjusted.

Special Note to Financial Aid Recipients:
                                                                    Tuition Payment Plan
In accordance with federal and state guidelines, a drop or          NCC offers a tuition payment plan option that spreads
withdrawal may reduce a student's financial aid award. As a         payment for tuition, fees, room and board throughout the
result, the student may owe a balance to the College. Any           semester. Enrollment in the payment plan is due as follows:
amounts owed after adjustment of the financial aid award is           • Fall - July 15
billed to the student.                                                • Spring - December 15
                                                                      • Summer I - April 15
In the event of serious injury or illness which is certified by a     • Summer II - April 15
physician, the student will be granted a full tuition credit, if
that documentation is received at the time the student              Re-enrollment must be repeated each semester. Contact the
withdraws from the College. Such credit may be applied              bursar's office for additional information.
toward tuition costs only upon his or her return to the
College. This credit will be cancelled if it is not used within a
one-year period after the student has taken leave from the          Financial Aid
institution. Tuition credit will not be granted if a student
received academic credit from courses in which he or she is         Since its founding, Northampton Community College has
enrolled.                                                           been committed to offering excellence in education at a
                                                                    moderate cost. While NCC adheres to the principle that
Students called to involuntary active military duty may be          students and their families have the primary responsibility to
eligible for a full tuition credit or full tuition refund upon      pay for college costs as their means permit, financial
receipt of the appropriate application and supporting               assistance programs represent a bridge between a family's
documentation as specified at the time of withdrawal.               ability to pay and the cost of higher education. Last year, the
Tuition refunds are subject to financial aid regulations.           College awarded over $31 million in financial assistance to
                                                                    approximately 8,000 full and part-time students. The NCC
                                                                    Financial Aid Office administers many types of financial
Financial Obligation                                                assistance including federal, state, private and institutional
                                                                    financial aid programs to help students meet their
Payment for tuition and fees is due, in full, by the semester       educational costs.
tuition due date published in the academic calendar. Financial
aid must be pending on the student account in order to be           Most financial aid awards are made on the basis of financial
deducted from the balance due on the tuition and fees bill.         need. A student's financial need is determined by deducting
Expected financial aid that is not pending by the tuition due       the student's expected family contribution (EFC) from the
date cannot be deducted.                                            cost of education. To qualify for financial aid, you must
                                                                    demonstrate financial need while maintaining academic
In order to receive a refund or adjustment of charges, a            progress. Financial aid awards must be applied to educational
student must complete an official course withdrawal during          expenses such as tuition, fees, books, room, board, supplies,
the stated refund periods. Failure to formally drop your            transportation or other educational costs.
classes during the refund period may cause you to be
financially responsible for 100% of all charges.                    Financial aid awards may consist of grants and/or
                                                                    scholarships (funds which do not have to be repaid), loans
                                                                    (low interest loans which require little or no payment while a
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     student is attending college on at least a half-time basis),           3. Be a high school graduate, have a recognized General
     employment (money which a student earns through work                      Equivalency Diploma (GED) or meet the "ability to
     either on or off-campus) or a combination of these sources.               benefit" guidelines established by the federal
                                                                               government;
     Foundation Scholarships                                                4. Be an undergraduate student who has not previously
                                                                               earned a bachelor's degree (for most types of aid);
     To encourage and assist students, NCC also offers over 500             5. Not be in default on any previous student loan nor owe
     scholarships to students who meet donor requirements.                     a repayment on an adjusted federal grant;
     Funds for scholarship assistance are provided through the              6. If male and age 18-25, be registered for Selective
     efforts of the Northampton Community College Foundation                   Service
     and the generosity of community leaders and friends of the             7. Comply with Northampton Community College's
     College.                                                                  Academic Progress Policy requirements.
     The NCC Foundation was established in 1969 as a private,
     non-profit corporation to support educational programs and
     activities that cannot be funded through the College's regular        Student Employment
     income sources. Northampton's scholarship program is the
     largest among community colleges in Pennsylvania.                     NCC offers on and off-campus jobs to students who have
                                                                           financial need through the Federal Work Study Program. A
     Students must complete the financial aid application process          student's earnings under this program are not credited to the
     to be considered for scholarships.                                    student's account, but are paid to the student every two
                                                                           weeks. Students are responsible for securing their job by
     How to Apply for Financial Aid                                        interviewing with the job's supervisor. A list of available
                                                                           positions can be found on the Work Study link on the
     To apply for financial aid at Northampton Community                   Financial Aid page of the NCC Web site. Students who are
     College a student must:                                               interested in community service positions should contact the
                                                                           Work Study Coordinator in the Financial Aid Office.
       1. Complete and submit an NCC Financial Aid
          Information Form available at www.northampton.edu/
          Admissions/Financial-Aid.htm                                     Veteran's Benefits
       2. Complete and submit a Free Application for Federal
                                                                           We are proud to be a Veterans Administration (VA) approved
          Student Aid (FAFSA) via the Web at www.fafsa.gov (A
                                                                           Institution of Higher Learning (IHL). Veteran's Affairs in the
          student or parent can apply for a PIN number to
                                                                           NCC Financial Aid Office acts as a resource for VA and
          electronically sign the FAFSA at www.pin.ed.gov )
                                                                           military funding for education and handles certification of
     New students should not wait to be admitted to NCC before             enrollment to the VA for Montgomery GI Bill, Post 9/11 GI
     applying for financial aid. Returning students must annually          Bill, and other education benefit programs. It is the student's
     reapply for financial aid for each academic year a student            responsibility to notify the NCC Veteran's Affairs of
     wants to be considered for financial aid.                             enrollment, changes in enrollment, termination of student
                                                                           status or changes of address and phone number. Failure to
     The Northampton Community College financial aid priority              do this could jeopardize current or future benefits. A Military
     application deadline is March 31st. Students who complete             Veterans and Service Members Student Checklist and Veteran's
     their financial aid application by the priority deadline will be      Benefits Request Form (VBRF) are available online at
     notified of their eligibility for aid before tuition is due for the   www.northampton.edu under Financial Aid/Veteran's
     following Fall semester. The priority application deadline for        Education Benefits. Questions may be directed to the
     the Spring semester is October 1st of the previous year.              Veteran's Affairs Office at 610-861-5508.
     While financial aid applications are accepted throughout the
     year, it is important to meet the priority application deadlines      Federal Financial Aid Academic
     if a student expects financial aid to help pay his/her semester
     tuition and fee charges by the tuition due date.                      Progress Policy
                                                                           All students must be making satisfactory academic progress
     Eligibility                                                           toward a degree, certificate or specialized diploma in order to
                                                                           establish or renew eligibility for participation in any of the
     To receive aid, a student must meet the following eligibility         Federal or State financial aid programs. The Higher
     requirements:                                                         Education Act requires institutions to establish academic
                                                                           progress standards that contain qualitative and quantitative
       1. Be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen with a
                                                                           measurements of progress. The act also requires a maximum
          valid social security number;
                                                                           time frame for completion of the program.
       2. Be enrolled in an eligible academic program;
                                                                           The provisions included in Northampton's academic
                                                                           progress policy are based on federal requirements and are

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applicable to all students applying for federal aid including         Note: If an exception is made to the maximum time frame
the Federal Parent Loan (PLUS). Copies of the policy and              requirement, once the student attempts more than 120
the appeal procedure are available at the Financial Aid Office        credits (including transfer credits) for a two-year program or
and are distributed to all financial aid recipients with their        more than 60 credits for a one-year program, he/she is no
financial aid award letter.                                           longer eligible for financial aid. Students who have completed
                                                                      the required number of credits for their program of study
This policy applies to any student entering or returning to           and are applying for financial aid must submit a degree audit
NCC. A student's entire academic record is reviewed even              and extension form to the Financial Aid Office. Additional
when a student was not a financial aid recipient during prior         financial aid is contingent upon approval of the Financial
enrollment. College approved academic restarts are not                Aid Extension Form.
considered when computing financial aid satisfactory
academic progress. The following requirements must be met             Questions about this policy should be directed to the
for eligibility for federal financial aid (grants, loans, and work-   Financial Aid Office (610-861-5510).
study).

I. Completion Rate
                                                                      Appeal Process
A student must successfully complete sixty-seven                      Students who do not meet the Satisfactory Academic
percent (67%) of all credits attempted at NCC.                        Progress requirements have the right to appeal. All appeals
                                                                      must be in writing and must be submitted within 45 days of
Financial aid can be applied only once to repeat any course           the date of the notice of denial. Appeal forms should be
where the student received a passing grade, including a "D".          submitted to the Financial Aid Office at Northampton
Although students may receive financial aid for repeated              Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem, PA
courses, credit for a course is given only once.                      18020.
II. Grade Point Average                                               An appeal should include an explanation of the extenuating
A student must maintain a minimum cumulative grade                    circumstances which resulted in the student's inability to
point average based on the total number of credits                    meet the requirements. Information about the student's plan
attempted including transfer credits. Total credits                   to make up any deficiencies should also be included.
attempted include courses in which a student receives a
passing grade or F, W, WP, WF, N, or I.                               Note: State grant eligibility is based on standards set by the
                                                                      Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
Total Credits              Minimum                                    (PHEAA). Institutional appeals do not cover State grants.
Attempted                  Cumulative                                 Loss of State grant eligibility may be appealed directly to
Including Transfer         GPA Required                               PHEAA in cases of illness or death in the family.
Credits
9-16                       1.50                                       Evaluation
                                                                      An evaluation of academic progress will be done after the
17-30                      1.75                                       end of the Spring semester or when students reapply for
                                                                      financial aid. Students who do not meet the requirements will
31-45                      1.90                                       be notified within ten days of the completion of the
                                                                      evaluation.
46+                        2.00                                       Note: An evaluation will be done at the halfway point of the
                                                                      program for students enrolled in one-year programs.
III. Maximum Time Frame
For federal financial aid eligibility students must complete          Federal Financial Aid Recipients
their program within a maximum time frame not to exceed
150% of the length of the educational program. This
                                                                      Who Withdraw
includes all semesters of enrollment even if no aid was               The 1998 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act
received. Once a student attempts more than 150% of the               requires the College to calculate a return of federal student
credits that it normally takes to complete his/her program of         aid funds for students who withdraw (officially or
study, he/she is no longer eligible for financial aid.                unofficially) from all classes on or before the 60 percent
                                                                      attendance point of the semester. Using the Federal formula,
Example:              Length of            Maximum Time               the percentage of the semester attended is used to calculate
                      Program              Frame                      the amount of the student's earned versus unearned federal
                      60-credit program 90 credits attempted          student aid funds. The number of calendar days spent
                                                                      attending classes is divided by the number of calendar days in
                      30-credit program 45 credits attempted          the semester. The unearned portion of federal student aid

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     funds will be returned to the appropriate aid program. Funds       Students placed on academic probation are subject to the
     are returned in the following order:                               following
                                                                        conditions:
      •   Unsubsidized Direct Loan
      •   Subsidized Direct Loan                                         • Students must meet with an academic probation
      •   Perkins Loan                                                     counselor and develop a plan for improved academic
      •   Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)                    performance.
      •   Pell Grant Program                                             • Students on probation for a first semester will be limited
      •   Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)                to maximum enrollment of 13 credits. Additionally,
                                                                           students may have some restrictions placed on them
     Students receiving financial aid who withdraw from all of             regarding the types of courses they take. The academic
     their classes may not receive further financial aid                   probation counselor will recommend action based on
     disbursements, may lose some or all of the aid that has               the meeting with the student and after review of the
     already been disbursed to their account and are responsible           academic record. This action may include requiring
     for payment of any balance due after the required return of           students to take specific courses.
     unearned federal student aid funds. Students who stop               • Any student who has been placed on academic
     attending all classes without officially withdrawing will be          probation for two consecutive major semesters may be
     subject to the return of federal funds at the end of the              academically suspended for up to one academic year. If
     semester based on the 50 percent point of the semester.               a student is academically suspended, he/she may appeal
                                                                           the suspension. A committee comprised of an Advising
     Notification of Award                                                 staff member, the appropriate Academic Dean, one
                                                                           faculty member from each academic division and the
     Students who have their financial aid applications completed          Vice President for Student Affairs or his/her designee
     by the priority application deadline will be notified of their        will review the appeal and make a recommendation to
     eligibility for aid by the tuition due date. They will receive a      the Vice President for Academic Affairs whose decision
     financial aid award letter. Included with the award letter are        is final. Appeals must be made at least 6 weeks prior to
     instructions, conditions governing awards and disbursement            the start of a fall semester, or 5 college days prior to the
     information about how and when students will receive                  spring semester.
     financial aid funds.                                                • Students who are academically suspended more than
                                                                           once and who do not make academic progress upon
     Financial Aid Information                                             return to NCC will be dismissed from the institution for
                                                                           a minimum of three years.
     Financial aid application forms and information are available
     from the NCC Financial Aid Office in the Student
     Enrollment Center at the Main Campus, the Enrollment               Academic Recognition
     Office at the Monroe Campus, the Fowler Family South Side
     Center, and on the Financial Aid page of the NCC Web site          Dean's List - students who complete a minimum of six credit
     at www.northampton.edu/Admissions/Financial-                       hours per semester, and who earn a semester grade point
     Aid.htm. You can call the NCC Financial Aid Office at              average of 3.50 or higher, will be recognized on the Dean's
     610-861-5510.                                                      Honor List for academic achievement.

                                                                        Graduation Honors - students who complete a minimum of
     Policies: College / Academic                                       30 credits hours of coursework in the graduation major at
                                                                        Northampton, and have a graduation grade point average of
     Academic Probation Policy                                          3.50 or higher in any degree, certificate or specialized
                                                                        diploma will be graduated with honors. The graduation grade
     Northampton Community College is committed to the                  point average includes only those courses used toward the
     academic success of its students. Students who do not              graduation major.
     achieve a cumulative grade point average in accordance with
     the following standards will be placed on academic
     probation:
                                                                        Academic Restart Policy
                                                                        The Academic Restart policy is intended for students who
     Cumulative Attempted         Cumulative GPA                        attended NCC in the past and compiled an unsatisfactory
           Credits                                                      academic record. This one-time-only option allows students
              12-25                      1.40                           to redirect their academic goals and permits students to reset
                                                                        the NCC Grade Point Average and the Cumulative Credits
              26-37                      1.60                           earned.
               38+                       1.80
                                                                        Eligibility is determined by:


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 • The student has not enrolled at NCC for at least three         A maximum of 30 hours of credit will be granted through
   (3) consecutive academic years and has not earned an           any of these programs or any combination thereof. In
   NCC degree.                                                    accordance with degree requirements, no more than six of
 • The student has a previous cumulative grade point              the last 15 hours of a degree may be credit earned under this
   average below 2.0.                                             policy.
 • The student has not been granted the Academic Restart
   previously.                                                    Record of Credits
 • The student has earned a grade point average of 2.0 or         Advanced placement credit earned will be entered on the
   higher in a minimum of 12 credits since returning to           student's transcript with specific reference to the test or
   NCC.                                                           method used for granting credits

The previous record will remain on the transcript; however, it    Departmental Challenge Exams
will not be used in the computation of the new grade point        NCC departmental challenge exams are available for certain
average. Students may use non-developmental level courses         designated courses. Subject to faculty approval, students may
they completed with a grade of C or better prior to               challenge a course only one time and may not challenge a
Academic Restart toward completion of graduation                  course in which they have been enrolled beyond the first
requirements, but grades for these courses will not affect        three weeks of the semester, or the equivalent time in a
grade point average calculation.                                  shorter course. Courses must be challenged in sequence. If a
                                                                  course has a prerequisite, that prerequisite must be fulfilled
Interested students must complete an application and meet         through course work or credit by examination acceptable to
with a member of the Advising Office.                             the College before a challenge examination may be taken.
                                                                  Internships and courses numbered 0XX will not be available
Academic Restart will be recorded on the student's transcript
                                                                  for challenge. Credit for NCC challenge examinations win be
upon certification by the Advising Office.
                                                                  awarded for scores determined by faculty to be at a passing
Note: Given federal and state student aid regulations, the        level. For information about the availability of departmental
student is not relieved of academic progress requirements for     challenge examinations, students should contact the Records
financial aid eligibility, even if restart approval is granted.   Office.
Some colleges will not accept courses prior to Academic
                                                                  Credit through CLEP or Excelsior College
Restart.
                                                                  Students may take the CLEP examinations at either NCC
                                                                  Library or a national testing center. Excelsior examinations
Advanced Placement Policy                                         may be taken at any Sylvan Learning Center after test
                                                                  registration has been completed through Excelsior
All students may earn credit through the 1) College Level
                                                                  College. Credit for CLEP tests and Excelsior exams will be
Examination Program (CLEP), 2) Excelsior Examination
                                                                  awarded for scores recommended by the American Council
Program, 3) NCC challenge examinations, 4) Advanced
                                                                  on Education (ACE) for the former and Excelsior College
Placement Program of the College Board, 5) military and
                                                                  for the latter, unless a Northampton department performs its
non-traditional courses approved by the American Council
                                                                  own research and determines a more appropriate cut-off
on Education (ACE), and 6) credit for life experience. A
                                                                  score.
student must be enrolled in NCC courses to have such
credits applied to the NCC transcript. All external               Credit for Advanced Placement exams taken through the
examinations, ACE approved courses, and credit for life           College Board
experience will be equated to NCC courses by appropriate
department faculty. Criteria for NCC challenge exams and          The College awards credit to students who successfully
life experience assessment will be reviewed on a periodic         completed Advanced Placement (AP) courses and who score
basis to insure currency with existing course requirements.       three or above on the AP examination. No grades will be
Students wishing more information on any of the above,            awarded. Department faculty will determine courses to be
except CLEP and the NCC challenge examination, should             accepted, credit to be awarded, and equivalency of each
contact the Admissions Office. CLEP is administered               course to NCC courses. The Admissions Office will maintain
through the Library and challenge examinations through the        a list of Advanced Placement courses approved by faculty.
Records Office.
                                                                  Credit for Military and Non-Traditional Training
Eligibility                                                       Credit will be awarded based on recommendations by the
All new applicants and currently enrolled students are eligible   American Council on Education (ACE), unless a
to apply for credit in any of these programs. Any form of         Northampton department performs its own research and
advanced placement credit earned is added to the student's        determines a more appropriate recommendation.
transcript upon final verification of enrollment (after the
                                                                  Credit for Life Experience
refund period of a student's first semester).
                                                                  Criteria for each course will be developed (if appropriate) by
Credit Limits                                                     the academic department to establish the proof of
                                                                  knowledge/learning gained by experiences outside the
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     classroom. Credit will be awarded upon faculty evaluation of     hear the case). The Registrar may be asked to attend as an ex-
     presented portfolio. The Admissions Office will have a list of   officio member.
     portfolio criteria needed for assessment of student's life
     experience.                                                      Appeals Not Covered Under Other Policies
                                                                      Students may appeal a decision made by an administrator
     Equating Credits                                                 responsible for a department or division to the Vice
     All methods of advanced placement will be equated to NCC         President for Academic Affairs or Vice President for Student
     courses or general electives as approved by department           Affairs. The Vice President's decision will be final unless
     faculty. The Admissions and Records Office will maintain a       stated otherwise in specific College policy.
     list of approved equivalencies. Students who have
     successfully completed any of these advanced placement
     methods prior to or while attending NCC may request an
                                                                      Academic Honesty - Policy and
     evaluation of credits earned.                                    Appeal Procedure
     Grades                                                           Northampton Community College considers honesty to be
     Only credits will be recorded on the transcript for any          essential to the learning experience. Academic honesty is one
     advanced placement credit awarded; no grade will be              of the values that we expect members of the NCC
     given. Students who earn credit through this policy and later    community will apply in their work on this campus and take
     take the equivalent course at NCC will be given credit and       into their lives beyond NCC. Violations of academic honesty
     grade earned only for the NCC course.                            harm the learning experience and violate the expectations
                                                                      and values that we hope the NCC community embraces. We
                                                                      expect all members of the NCC academic community to
     Appeals                                                          conduct themselves and their work ethically and honestly.
     Academic Appeals                                                 Student Responsibilities
     Appeals of grades, appeals of penalties for academic
     dishonesty, and appeals of actions related to the policy on       • Students are solely responsible for their work and for
     Professional Conduct, will begin informally through                 making sure that their work represents their own honest
     discussion between the student and the faculty member               efforts to meet the goals of the course.
     involved and will proceed, if continued, through a series of      • They are responsible for learning and following the
     formal steps culminating in a hearing before an Academic            policies and expectations of the college and for
     Appeals Committee, which will present its findings and              understanding the consequences of actions that violate
     recommendations for a decision to the Vice President for            the policy on academic honesty.
     Academic Affairs. No final recommendation can be made             • They are responsible for showing that the work they
     without a quorum. The decision of the Vice President for            present is theirs in whatever ways are deemed
     Academic Affairs will be final, unless it differs from that of      appropriate by the faculty for the course.
     the committee; in such cases, the student may appeal to the
     President, whose decision is final.                              Faculty responsibilities

     The appeals procedure is a student-motivated one; the             • Faculty members are responsible for demonstrating
     responsibility to keep the action in progress rests primarily       academic honesty in their work.
     with the student.                                                 • They are responsible for making their expectations
                                                                         related to academic honesty clear to their classes
     Academic Appeals Committee                                          including which activities and resources are allowed and
     The Academic Appeals Committee reviews matters related to           the consequences for violations in their courses.
     appeals of grades, appeals of penalties for academic              • They are responsible for communicating about
     dishonesty, appeals of actions related to the policy on             violations of the academic honesty policy to students
     professional conduct, and waivers of graduation                     and their division Dean and to the Vice President for
     requirements. The Academic Appeals Committee shall be               Student Affairs.
     composed of the following: 5 full-time faculty members (at
     least two shall teach at the Monroe campus) elected to a two     Academic Honesty Violations
     year term at large from Academic Affairs, one Student            Violations of the academic honesty policy include any
     Services faculty member elected by that cluster, and four        actions that attempt to gain academic credit for work that
     students (at least 2 shall attend classes at the Monroe          does not represent the student's own efforts and knowledge.
     campus) appointed for a one year term by the Student Senate      They include, but are not limited to the following situations
     and/or Monroe Student Governance.                                and examples:

     A quorum shall consist of the following: 7 persons -              • Cheating on examinations and quizzes-
     including 3 faculty members, 2 students, one student services
     faculty member and a dean (appointed by the President to


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       • Using notes, materials, and/or mechanical,                    Vice President for Student Affairs using the Academic
          electronic or technological devices not authorized           Dishonesty Report Form.)
          by the instructor during examinations or quizzes.          • A failing grade for the assignment or test. (Faculty
       • Providing or receiving help on an examination or              members are encouraged to report the incident and
          test in a manner not authorized by the instructor.           action to their division Dean and to the Vice President
       • Buying, selling, improperly obtaining, or using any           for Student Affairs using the Academic Dishonesty
          tests or examinations.                                       Report Form.)
       • Posing as another student or allowing another               • An "F" grade for the course.
          student to pose as you when taking an exam or                  • If a faculty member issues an "F" grade in the
          quiz.                                                             course as a penalty for academic dishonesty, he or
       • Altering or adding answers on exercises, exams, or                 she must send a written report of the instance of
          quizzes after the work has been graded.                           cheating or plagiarism and the action taken to the
 •   Plagiarizing -                                                         division dean and the Vice President for Student
       • Using the ideas or words of others without                         Affairs using the Academic Dishonesty Report
          appropriate quotation and documentation that                      Form.
          acknowledges the source or sources -- in other                 • If the faculty member has given an "F" grade for
          words, presenting someone else's work as one's                    the course as a penalty for a violation of academic
          own.                                                              honesty, a student may not withdraw from the
       • Copying, exact words, phrases or sentences without                 course while the matter is under appeal or if it is
          quoting and giving credit to the source.                          resolved that the "F" grade stands.
       • Using a paraphrased version of the opinions, work,
          or ideas of others without giving credit.                 Appeal procedure-charges of academic dishonesty
       • The wrongful appropriation of all or part of               If a student wishes to appeal a charge of academic
          someone else's literary, artistic, musical, mechanical,   dishonesty or the penalty imposed, the student should follow
          or computer-based work.                                   these steps:
       • Copying all or part of an assignment, (a research
          paper, lab report, or workbook) from another              Step 1
          person or resource and presenting it as your own
          work.                                                      • If the student wishes to respond to the accusation, he/
 •   Purchasing an assignment and submitting it as your own            she must make an appointment and meet with the
     work.                                                             faculty member at a formal meeting within ten working
 •   Falsifying or inventing information, data or research             days of the notification.
     material. Altering or forging records or submitting false       • If the student and faculty member accept a specific
     records as part of course work or making false                    resolution offered by either of them, the matter shall be
     statements, excuses, or claims to gain academic credit or         considered closed.
     influence grading.                                              • If such a resolution cannot be reached, the student may
 •   Listing sources that you never consulted.                         formally appeal the action of the faculty member within
 •   Gaining unauthorized access to another person's or the            three working days after the meeting with the faculty
     College's computer system or tampering with or copying            member. Appeal forms and procedure will be available
     programs, files, data or access codes associated with             in the Office of the Vice President for Academic
     coursework.                                                       Affairs.
 •   Tampering with or damaging the work of others or
     preventing others from completing their own                    Note: working day is defined as any day when a full schedule
     assignments.                                                   of classes are in session (this excludes Saturdays and
                                                                    Sundays).
Penalties
When a faculty member believes that a student has                   Step 2
committed acts that violate the academic honesty policy, he
or she will advise the student of the offense and the penalty        • Within three working days of the meeting with the
imposed.                                                               faculty member, the student may request in writing that
                                                                       the appropriate dean should call the meeting within five
A faculty member may apply one of the following                        working days to include the student, faculty member,
penalties:                                                             and program director, if any.
                                                                     • After this meeting, the dean will send all parties involved
 • A written warning, with the requirement that the                    a written recommendation within three working days.
   assignment be redone within the instructor's specified            • Students who do not agree with the recommendation in
   time. (Faculty members are encouraged to report the                 Step 2 may appeal to the Academic Appeals Committee
   incident and action to their division Dean and to the               within three working days. This appeal must be
                                                                       submitted, in writing, to the Vice President for
                                                                       Academic Affairs.

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     Step 3                                                           the number of weekly meetings of a traditional classroom
                                                                      course in a consecutive two-week period if there has been no
      • Students initiate appeals to the Academic Appeals             participation by the student in the class through submission
        Committee (within three days of notification of               of assignments, participation in discussion forums or contact
        outcome of Step 2) by requesting a hearing through the        with the professor in any way during the period.
        Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. A
        hearing will be scheduled as quickly as possible, and all     Students who are withdrawn from the class for lack of
        parties to the appeal will be informed of the date, time,     attendance may appeal the enforced withdrawal to the
        and place of the meeting. The faculty member will delay       instructor. If the Instructor agrees to reinstate the student,
        recording the grade for the work in question until the        he/she will be required to complete a reinstatement form
        appeal is decided.                                            and return it directly to the Vice President for Student
      • The Academic Appeals Committee will decide whether            Affairs. If the appeal is denied, the student may speak with
        evidence sustains or does not sustain such charges of         the appropriate academic dean and/or the Vice President for
        academic dishonesty, and whether the penalty is               Student Affairs. Further discussion may take place with the
        consistent with the stated policies and recommend a           faculty member, but the final decision on the withdrawal
        decision to the Vice President for Academic Affairs,          rests with the faculty member.
        whose decision is final unless different from the
        recommendation of the committee; in such cases, the           * Clinical and lab courses my have a different application of
        student may appeal to the President, whose decision is        this attendance policy and it will be so noted on each
        final.                                                        syllabus.
      • If evidence does not sustain such charges in the
        opinions of the committee and the Vice President for
        Academic Affairs, all records in the student's file related
                                                                      Audit Policy
        to this charge will be expunged. If evidence does sustain     A student may apply to audit a course. Auditing students are
        the charges and the appeal relates to the penalty, the        not required to take examinations and do not receive grades
        committee may recommend the following actions:                or earn credits for the class.
          1. The assigned penalty will be supported.
          2. The faculty member may be asked to reconsider the        Enrollment for the purpose of auditing shall be on a space
              penalty in question.                                    available basis. Priority in class enrollment shall be given to
      • The Vice President for Academic Affairs will                  students desiring to take courses for credit; therefore
        communicate in writing a decision to the student, faculty     enrollment for audit purposes will only be permitted during
        member, and the Vice President for Student Affairs no         the first week of the semester. Auditors must be eligible for
        later than three working days after the hearing.              admission to the College. A student can only audit a course
                                                                      one time.
     Recurring violations of academic dishonesty
     If the student is reported to have violated the Academic         Auditors pay standard tuition and fees. The student should
     Honesty policy repeatedly, the Vice President for Student        identify himself to the instructor as an auditing student and
     Affairs shall request the Discipline Committee to consider       discuss parameters of participating in classroom
     the student's dismissal from the college.                        discussions. If a student wants to change from audit to
                                                                      credit, all prerequisites must be met. The change must be
                                                                      made by the end of the refund period for that course with
     Attendance Policy                                                the consent of the instructor. Instructors may request of the
                                                                      Vice President for Student Affairs that an auditor be officially
     Class attendance and engagement in the learning process are
                                                                      withdrawn from the course if the auditor is interfering with
     critical factors in determining students' success in their
                                                                      the learning process.
     courses. NCC students are expected to attend all class
     sessions of courses in which they are enrolled, and are
     responsible for all material presented in class sessions of      Class Load
     these courses.
                                                                      A minimum full-time class load is 12 credit hours. Students
     However, a student who misses class more than twice the          registering for 12 or more credit hours in either the fall or
     number of weekly meetings of the class* (or the equivalent       spring semester or for 8 or more in any summer session must
     in short term courses) may be withdrawn from the course by       have approval from an academic advisor. Students will not be
     the instructor. Students who are withdrawn for poor              allowed to take more than 19 credit hours for either the fall
     attendance will receive a grade of W. Faculty may issue a        or spring semester or more than 13 credit hours in the
     withdrawal through the first 90% of the semester (14th week      summer unless required by their academic
     or equivalent in short term classes*). After the 90% period, a   program. Exceptions will only be granted for students who
     student may not withdraw or be withdrawn.                        have a G.P.A of at least 2.75, advisor recommendation, and
                                                                      Registrar approval.
     In an internet-based online learning course, a student is
     considered to have missed the equivalent of more than twice      Completing an Associate's Degree in Two Years

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The number of credit hours that a student must carry in           date puts them at risk of failing the course. The Records
order to complete a program within a two-year period will         Office will communicate this information to those students
vary depending upon his or her major field of                     by the end of the eighth week of the semester.
endeavor. Please consult the Catalog program description for
the variation in credits required by each program. Students       Grade                Evaluation             Points/Credit
who elect to pursue a minimum full-time load (12 credits)                                                         Hour
each semester cannot graduate in two years unless they
                                                                  A                    Superior                     4.0
complete significant credits during the summer. Additionally,
if students must take developmental courses, it is likely that    A-                                                3.7
their timeframe will be lengthened. Students are encouraged       B+                                                3.3
to review all this information with their academic advisor and
to discuss the option that presents the strongest opportunity     B                    Above Average                3.0
for academic success.                                             B-                                                2.7
                                                                  C+                                                2.3
Classification of Students
                                                                  C                    Average                      2.0
Students attending the College will be classified as follows:     C-                                                1.7
 • Freshman: Successfully completed fewer than 24 credit          D+                                                1.3
   hours                                                          D                    Below Average                1.0
 • Sophomore: Successfully completed 24 or more credit
   hours                                                          F                    Fail                         0.0
                                                                  P                    Pass
                                                                  I1                   Incomplete
Final Examinations
                                                                  N                    Not released
Final Examinations                                                R                    Released
Faculty members are encouraged to use the last week of            X                    No grade submitted
instruction for assimilative or integrative activities wherever   IP                   In progress
instructionally appropriate. No tests of any kind, except for
short (less than 15 minutes) quizzes or science lab practicals,   L                    Audited
may be given during the last week of instruction. All courses     T                    Transfer Credits
will end with some "culminating experience," a final
examination, project-based assessment or portfolio that           Z                    Successful
integrates the learning of the whole semester.                                         completeion of
                                                                                       course, challenge
Final Exam                                                                             process
                                                                  TZ                   Credits accepted
Each course will be assigned a time during the final exam                              through articulation
period, at which a final exam may be given.                                            agreement
Culminating Experiences other than seated final exams             W2                   Withdrawal
                                                                  WP3                  Withdrawal, Passing
Final papers and projects may be due on the "Project due
date" on the first day of finals. Performance-, production-,      WF3                  Withdrawal, Failing
and critique-based "culminating experiences," which may run       Grade*               Course repeated -
the course of days or several weeks, may begin before the                              this grade IS NOT
final exam period.                                                                     included in GPA
                                                                  Grade**              Course repeated -
Grading                                                                                this grade IS
                                                                                       included in GPA
Grading System
A plus/minus grading system is used at the College. Using         1. An incomplete grade (I) is given only when the student
the plus/minus system is an option for faculty, not a             had obtained, in advance, the permission of the instructor to
requirement.                                                      postpone completion of specific course work for a valid
Grades will be available online at Spartan Net at the end of      reason. (Refer to Incomplete policy.)
each regular semester. At the end of the seventh week of
classes, faculty will submit to the Records Office the names      2. A student may withdraw from a class in which he or she is
of all students whose performance in a particular course to       enrolled through the 90% point in the instructional period.

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     3. Through summer 2007, students who withdrew from a                    within three working days. This appeal must be
     course through the first 2/3 of the instructional period                submitted, in writing, to the Vice President for
     received a grade of W. After that point, and through the end            Academic Affairs.
     of the semester, student received a grade of WP or WF. The
     grade of WF counted as a grade of F in the student's grade         Step 3
     point average.
                                                                         • Students initiate appeals to the Academic Appeals
     Grade Changes                                                         Committee (within three days of notification of
     Any grade changes by a faculty member must be made within             outcome of Step 2) by requesting a hearing through the
     five months of the end of the semester in which the original          Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. A
     grade was issued. Withdrawal from a course is a final action.         hearing will be scheduled as quickly as possible, and all
     No change to the final grade is permitted in the case of a W.         parties to the appeal will be informed of the date, time,
                                                                           and place of the meeting. It is the responsibility of the
     Grade Appeal                                                          student and the person(s) whose decision(s) is (are)
                                                                           being appealed to provide the committee with evidence,
     Grades are assigned by the course instructor. Students may
                                                                           documentary or otherwise. The appellant may be
     appeal a final grade only in the cases where they are alleging a
                                                                           accompanied by a college friend.
     serious computational error in the grade or in cases where
                                                                         • Having heard the cases of appellant and objects of
     they allege unfair treatment in the application of a course
                                                                           appeal, the committee will deliberate in private and
     policy or procedure.
                                                                           recommend a decision to the Vice President for
     When a student wishes to appeal a grade, final or part of a           Academic Affairs, whose decision will be final unless
     semester's work, he or she must follow the appeal procedures          different from the recommendation of the committee;
     for grades, and those involved in the appeal may recommend            in such cases the student may appeal to the President,
     only the following actions:                                           whose decision is final.
                                                                         • The Vice President for Academic Affairs will
      • The assigned grade may be supported.                               communicate in writing a decision on the appeal no later
      • The faculty member may be asked to reconsider the grade in         than three working days after the hearing.
        question.

     Appeal procedure-grades                                            Graduation
     Step 1                                                             Eligibility
                                                                        To be eligible for graduation, a student must meet the
      • If a student wishes to appeal a grade, he or she must
                                                                        minimum number of credits for a degree, certificate, or
        make an appointment and meet with the faculty member
                                                                        specialized diploma and must earn a graduation GPA of 2.00
        within ten working days. To appeal final grades or
                                                                        (only courses for the credential are calculated.)
        grades assigned in the last week of the semester, the
                                                                        Developmental course work does not count towards
        student must make an appointment and meet with the
                                                                        graduation requirements. This policy cannot be appealed.
        faculty member at a formal meeting during the first
        week of the next regular semester unless arrangements           Honors at Graduation
        can be made to meet prior to that time.                         See Academic Recognition.
      • If no agreement can be reached, the student may file an
        appeal in the Office of the Vice President for Academic         Waiver of Graduation Requirements
        Affairs and proceed to Step 2.                                  To waive graduation requirements, a student must secure a
                                                                        form from the Records Office and delineate complete
     Note: working day is defined as any day when a full                justification for such a request. The student must submit that
     schedule of classes are in session (this excludes                  completed form to the Records Office. The Records Office
     Saturdays and Sundays).                                            then submits the form for approval to the program dean/
                                                                        director, the instructor, and the dean/director responsible for
     Step 2                                                             the course(s) for which waiver is sought. If there is any
                                                                        disagreement among the three approving parties, the request
      • Within three working days of the meeting with the               will automatically be referred to the Academic Appeals
        faculty member, the student may request in writing that         Committee for disposition. The Academic Appeals
        the appropriate dean should call the meeting within five        Committee will recommend approval or disapproval of the
        working days to include the student, faculty member,            petition.
        and program director, if any.
      • After this meeting, the dean will send all parties involved
        a written recommendation within three working days.             Incomplete Policy
      • Students who do not agree with the recommendation in
        Step 2 may appeal to the Academic Appeals Committee             An incomplete grade of I is issued only at the student's
                                                                        request with the permission of the instructor to allow

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completion of specific course work the student did not              be made to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and that
complete due to valid, unforeseen circumstances. These              decision shall be final.
circumstances include: serious illness of the student, serious
illness or death in the student's immediate family, etc. The
student must request the Incomplete grade from the
                                                                    Special Policy for Re-Admission,
professor before the last class meeting of the semester and         Re-Entry into Limited
the professor may approve or deny the request. If the
request is approved, the professor will outline, on the             Enrollment Courses
incomplete form, the work the student must complete.
                                                                    Any student who does not successfully complete a major
The deadline for completing the course requirements is no           course* in a program which has limited enrollment may
more than five months - or sooner as designated by the              retake that course only if space is available. Priority will be
professor - after the date grades were due in the semester in       given to students entering the program for the first time and
which the I grade was issued. The professor will designate          to those students who have successfully completed the core
that the incomplete grade become a specific letter grade if         courses and have maintained continuous enrollment.
the work is not completed. This grade may not be a
withdrawal (W). An Incomplete grade in a prerequisite               * A major course is a course which carries the prefix of the
course may make a student ineligible to take the subsequent         student's program.
course.
                                                                    Withdrawals
Placement Testing                                                   Schedule Change and/or Withdrawal
For detailed information, see Placement Testing.                    A change of class from one class section to another is
                                                                    accomplished only with approval of the Records Office.
                                                                    Failure to seek official approval may result in the recording
Prerequisite Policy                                                 of an "F" grade.
Students are required to have fulfilled the prerequisites for       No courses may be added to a class schedule after the first
each course in which they enroll for credit. If a student           week of a semester or equivalent time in short-term classes.
enrolls in a course without having fulfilled the prerequisites,
the instructor or the Registrar may withdraw the student            Students may withdraw from classes in which they are
from the course.                                                    enrolled through the 90% point of the semester (the end of
                                                                    the 14th week in a 15 week semester, or equivalent in courses
A prerequisite may be waived in special circumstances by the        that run on a non-standard schedule) and an instructor may
course instructor or the dean in the absence of the                 issue a withdrawal for poor attendance through the same
instructor, in response to a student's request. If the waived       period. Any student who officially withdraws, or is
prerequisite is a required course in the student's program, the     withdrawn by the instructor during this period will receive a
student must satisfy the requirement with a course approved         grade of W for the course.
by the dean.
                                                                    Policy for Academic Withdrawal from Allied Health
Repeated Courses                                                    Programs
                                                                    (Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Surgical Technology, Radiography,
The College allows a student to repeat any course once for          Sonography, Funeral Service Education, and Veterinary
any reason. This is subject to availability in limited enrollment   Technician)
courses (see special policy for re-admission, re-entry into
limited enrollment courses).                                        Any student who does not successfully complete* two (2)
                                                                    courses (either two different courses or the same course
A student, who fails to earn credit or to satisfy a grade           twice), or one (1) eight credit course, that carries/carry the
prerequisite after enrolling in a course for the second time        prefix of the student's Allied Health program, regardless of
may not take the course for one academic year after the last        when in the program curriculum the unsuccessful attempt
attempt.                                                            occurs, will be withdrawn from his/her Allied Health
                                                                    program. The student will be notified in writing by the
Grades for all repeated courses will appear on the student          program director/coordinator.
transcript. The credit hours for the course may be counted
only once unless the course description states                      A student who is withdrawn from an Allied Health program
otherwise. Only the highest grade earned will be used in            during the first or second semester of the program may
calculation of the cumulative grade point average.                  apply through the Admissions Office to be reaccepted into
                                                                    the program with the next applicant group. Reapplication to
Appeals to this policy may be made to the Director of               the program does not ensure reacceptance. If the student is
Advising & Transfer Services who, in consultation with the          reaccepted into the program the student will be required to
appropriate faculty, will make a decision. Further appeals can

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     repeat the unsuccessful major courses in the program when        not satisfy the two aforementioned requirements may receive
     they are offered.                                                a conditional transfer recommendation.

     A student, who is withdrawn from an Allied Health program
     during a summer session, the third semester, or the fourth
                                                                      Policies Found in Student
     semester, may request reinstatement to the program by            Handbook
     meeting with the program director/coordinator within ten
     working days. A student who is reinstated in the program         Visit www.northampton.edu/StudentHandbook
     must successfully complete all future major courses, to not
     do so will result in the student being permanently withdrawn     Student Medical Examinations Policy, Student Handbook
     from the Allied Health program. *Note: unsuccessful course       page 14
     completion is defined as a final course grade of less than
     75% or an "F" in a P/F course.                                   Computer Systems and Facilities Usage Policy, Student
                                                                      Handbook page 32
     Student Right to Know and                                        Confidentiality, Student Handbook page 43
     Campus Security Act                                              Student Code of Conduct, Student Handbook page 50
     Graduation rates, transfer out rates, and campus crime data
                                                                      Sexual Assault Policy, Student Handbook page 55
     required by the Student Right to Know and Campus Security
     Act are available upon request from the Records Office,          Sexual Harrassment Policy, Student Handbook page 61
     610-861-5494, the Office of the Vice President for Student
     Affairs, 610-861-4558, or Campus Security.                       Smoking/Tobacco Policy, Student Handbook page 63

     Student Rights and                                               Alcohol and Other Drugs, Student Handbook page 64

     Responsibilities                                                 Degree Information
     A student has the right to pursue an education in an
                                                                      Degree and graduation requirements
     environment that is conducive to the free flow of
     information and ideas. At Northampton Community College,         Northampton Community College confers the following
     a student is encouraged to express him or herself through        in designated programs of study:
     speech and actions and to actively participate in decisions
     affecting the educational process of the College. With rights    Degrees:
     come responsibilities. A student has the responsibility to
     realize that his or her actions must not interfere with the       • Associate in Arts degree (A.A.)
     College's function as an educational institution and with the     • Associate in Science degree (A.S.)
     rights of others. The current student handbook contains the       • Associate in Applied Science degree (A.A.S.)
     full student's rights and responsibilities document.
                                                                      Certificates
     Policy on Student Professional                                   Specialized Diplomas
     Conduct                                                          Details of the curriculum framework for degrees are shown
                                                                      at the end of the Degree Information section of this catalog.
     Documented evidence of a student's failure to conduct
     herself/himself in accordance with professional codes of
     conduct (i.e. Departmental and Host Facilities Code of           Degree and Graduation
     Ethics, Policies on Clinical Procedures, Departmental Policies
     and Procedures, etc.) could result in serious academic
                                                                      Requirements
     penalties, up to and including failure in the course or          The following requirements apply to all degree,
     dismissal from the academic program. If a student wishes to      certificate, and specialized diploma programs:
     appeal any action taken under this policy he/she should
     follow the procedures for appeal of grades.                       • Students must have a cumulative grade point average of
                                                                         2.00 (C or higher) for all work applied toward the
     Transfer Recommendation Policy                                      program at Northampton.
                                                                       • Students must successfully complete the specific
     To receive an unconditional recommendation for transfer             program requirements as outlined elsewhere in this
     from the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, a        catalog.
     student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00
     and no prior disciplinary record at NCC. Students who do

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 • If a student breaks matriculation for two consecutive         •   General Studies
   major semesters, the program requirements in effect           •   Individualized Transfer Studies
   during the semester of re-entry shall be the student's        •   Journalism
   graduation requirements.                                      •   Liberal Arts
 • A student may graduate under the requirements in effect       •   Social Work
   during the year of entry into the program, those in           •   Sport Management
   effect during the year of re-entry (as described above),      •   Theatre
   or those in effect during the year of graduation.
 • Formal application for graduation must be made by            An A.S. degree is defined as requiring 12 credit hours of
   submitting the designated form to the Records Office         humanities, 6 credit hours of social science and 24 credit
   prior to the date stipulated on the College calendar.        hours of mathematics and science. The following programs
 • Students are ultimately responsible for ensuring that        lead to the associate in science degree:
   they have met all graduation requirements.
 • Any student who wishes to earn either a specialized           •   Biological Science
   diploma or certificate as well as an A.A., A.S., or A.A.S.    •   Chemistry
   degree in the same program must earn the certificate or       •   Computer Science
   specialized diploma first.                                    •   Computer Information Systems
 • Students seeking a second major or second degree must         •   Secondary Education: Mathematics and Science
   complete requirements for the second program with at          •   Engineering
   least 15 different credits.                                   •   Math/Physics
                                                                 •   Sports Medicine: Athletic Training
Additional requirements for specialized diplomas:
                                                                In addition to the specific requirements for the A.A. and A.S.
 • The specialized diploma program will have no less than       degrees, there is a General Education Core for both the A.A.
   6 credits and typically no more than 30 credits.             and A.S. degree with the minimum requirements listed on the
 • At least one-fourth of the credits or a minimum of nine      following page.
   credits, whichever is greater, must be earned at
   Northampton.                                                 Curriculum framework for degrees

Additional requirements for certificates:                       An associate in arts degree should contain:

 • The certificate program includes a minimum of 30              • A minimum of 50 percent common or general
   credits, and must include six credits outside the               knowledge (humanities and social science preliminary
   particular field, taken from the general education core.        courses, and at least one science or math course);
 • At least one-fourth of the credits or a minimum of nine       • A minimum of 25 percent contextual knowledge
   credits, whichever is greater, must be earned at                (science, mathematics, and pre-specialization courses in
   Northampton.                                                    humanities or social sciences).

Additional requirements for all degrees:                        An associate in science degree should contain:

 • The degree program includes a minimum of 60                   • A minimum of 33 percent common or general
   semester hours of credit.                                       knowledge (humanities and social science preliminary
 • At least 15 credits applicable to the degree sought must        courses);
   be taken at Northampton.                                      • A maximum of 67 percent scientific and technically
 • Of the last 15 hours prior to receiving an associate            related courses (mathematics and science; within
   degree, nine hours must be taken at Northampton.                technical A.S. degrees like engineering, mathematics and
                                                                   science should roughly equal technical courses in
                                                                   number of credits).
A.A. and A.S. Degrees                                           An associate in applied science degree program should
                                                                contain:
An A.A. degree is defined as requiring 12 credit hours of
humanities, 12 credit hours of social science and 9 credit       • A minimum of 33 percent common knowledge
hours of mathematics and science. The following programs           (humanities and social sciences courses and one math or
lead to the associate in arts degree:                              science course);
                                                                 • A minimum of 50 percent and a maximum of 67
 •   Business Administration
                                                                   percent technical and technically related courses.
 •   Communication Studies
                                                                   Mathematics and science are essentially technically
 •   Middle Level Education: Grades 4 - 8
                                                                   related, contextual courses in all curricula, but they are
 •   Secondary Education
                                                                   critical to the effectiveness of most A.A.S. degrees; they
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          may appear as "purer" contextual courses in the              All degree programs other than those listed above for A.A.
          technically related category and as applied courses in the   and A.S. degrees lead to the A.A.S. Degree.
          technical category.

     Frequency of offerings
                                                                       A.A.S. Degree
     Courses listed in this catalog are generally offered at least     The General Education Core for the A.A.S. degree has the
     yearly, unless                                                    following minimum requirements:
     otherwise noted in course descriptions.
                                                                       GENERAL EDUCATION CORE CURRICULUM
     GENERAL EDUCATION CORE CURRICULUM                                 REQUIREMENTS
     REQUIREMENTS
                                                                       Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
     Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree
     Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree                                1. Communication - 9 credits
                                                                       ENGL101C English I, ENGL151C or ENGL151, English
     1. Communication - 9 credits                                      II, CMTH102 Speech Communication.
     ENGL101C English I, ENGL151C or ENGL151, English                  In addition:
     II, CMTH102 Speech Communication.
     In addition:                                                      Writing Intensive (WI). Communication skills in writing are
                                                                       further reinforced and assessed in one required writing
     Writing Intensive (WI). Communication skills in writing are       intensive course (G suffix on course number). A program
     further reinforced and assessed in two required writing           course to be taken in a writing intensive section. A general
     intensive courses (G suffix on course number). One of the         education course may be taken if no program course is
     General Education courses must be writing intensive. A            possible.
     second writing intensive course may be a General Education
     course, or a course in the major.                                 2. Quantitative Literacy (QL) or Science (SCI) - 3/4
                                                                       credits
     2. Quantitative Literacy (QL) - 3-4 credits                       One QL designated course or substitution acceptable to the
     One QL designated course or substitution acceptable to the        mathematics department, or one SCI designated course.
     mathematics department.
                                                                       3. Knowledge of Arts & Cultures - 9 credits
     3. Computer Literacy (C)                                          Three courses in at least two of the fields below. Science or
     Incorporated in all programs in a manner acceptable to the        Quantitative Literacy substituted for the third course in
     computer/information science department. Any CISC                 certain programs:
     course or verification of computer literacy outcomes
     imbedded in courses in certain programs.                           • Arts & Humanities (AH)
                                                                        • Social Science, one Societies and Institutions Over Time
     4. Arts & Humanities (AH) - 3 credits - One AH                       (SIT) designated course.
     designated course                                                  • Social Science, one Scientific Study of Human Behavior
                                                                          (SSHB) designated course.
     5. Social Science - 6 credits
                                                                       4. Undesignated free elective (open to student choice) - 3
     One Societies and Institutions Over Time (SIT) designated
                                                                       credits.
     course.
     One Scientific Study of Human Behavior (SSHB) designated          5. Computer Literacy (C)
     course.                                                           Incorporated in all programs in a manner acceptable to the
                                                                       computer/information science department. Any CISC
     6. Science (SCI) - 3/4 credits
                                                                       course or verification of computer literacy outcomes
     One SCI designated course                                         imbedded in courses in certain programs.
     7. Diversity (D)                                                  6. Diversity (D)
     One Diversity (D) designated course.                              One Diversity (D) designated course.
     The Electives section of this catalog lists the 100- and 200-
     level electives which are applicable to the A.A. and A.S.         Electives
     degrees, unless otherwise specified in program requirements.
     Since the A.A and A.S. degrees are intended for transfer, any     Electives shown below satisfy requirements for electives in
     courses not in that section are not applicable to the A.A. and    various programs, unless otherwise specified in program
     A.S. degrees.                                                     requirements. Note that only 100- and 200-level courses
                                                                       apply to degrees, and that those applying to A.A. and A.S.

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degrees must be chosen from the lists of courses applicable      • Mathematics - those listed above for A.A. and A.S.
to those degrees.                                                  degrees plus
                                                                   MATH 103
While courses at the 0XX level carry credit for determining
student load, those credits may not be applied to any degree,   Physical Education Electives - all degrees:
certificate, or diploma granted by the College.
                                                                 • Dance - DANC 110, 120, 130, 210, 220, 230
The elective type of special studies courses is designated at    • Physical Education - all PHED
the time of offering.
                                                                Science Electives - all degrees:
Business Electives
                                                                 • Biological Science - all BIOS except 281, 282, 283
A.A. and A.S. degrees:                                           • Chemistry - only CHEM 105, 120, 135, 201, 220, 225,
                                                                   251, 291, 292, 293, 294
 • Accounting - ACCT 100, 101, 151, 201, 202, 251                • Geography - only GEOG 150, 210
 • Business Administration - BUSA 101, 131, 152, 191,            • Geology - all GEOL
   192, 193, 201, 202, 205, 221                                  • Physics - all PHYS
 • Computer/Information Science - CISC 101 115, 125
 • Economics - all ECON except 291, 292, 293                    Social Science Electives - all degrees:
A.A.S. degrees:                                                  • Counseling - only COUN 100 (but not applicable to
                                                                   Liberal Arts)
 • Accounting - ACCT all courses                                 • Economics - only ECON 201
 • Business Administration - all BUSA except 252                 • Geography - all GEOG except 130, 150, 210
 • Economics - all ECON except 291, 292, 293                     • History - all HIST
                                                                 • Political Science - all POLS
Humanities Electives - all degrees:                              • Psychology - all PSYC except 221
                                                                 • Sociology/Anthropology - all SOCA
 • Art - only ARTA 101
 • Communications - all CMTH except 120, 122, 170, 240,         Other Electives
   251, 252
 • Dance - all DANC                                             A.A. and A.S. degrees:
 • English - all ENGL
 • Humanities - all HUMA                                         • Accounting - only ACCT 100, 101, 151, 201, 202, 251
 • Modern Language - all MDLA                                    • Architecture - only ARCH 100
 • Music - only MUSC 101                                         • Art - only ARTA 101, 107, 111, 124, 158, 161, 162, 226,
 • Philosophy - all PHIL                                           291, 292, 293; see note concerning Art courses.
                                                                 • Biological Science - all BIOS except 281, 282, 283
Note: ARCH 100 may serve as a humanities elective for            • Business - only BUSA 101, 131, 152, 191, 192, 193, 201,
Architecture A.A.S. students only.                                 202, 205, 221, 272
                                                                 • Chemistry - only CHEM 105, 120, 135, 201, 220, 225,
Literature Electives - all degrees:                                251, 291, 292, 293, 294
                                                                 • Communications - all CMTH except 180, 182, 240, 252
 • English - all ENGL numbered 200 level except ENGL
                                                                 • Computer/Information Science - only CISC 101, 104,
   253, and 267
                                                                   106, 115, 125, 225, 230, 270
Mathematics Electives                                            • Counseling - only COUN 100, 291, 292, 293
                                                                 • Dance - all DANC
A.A. and A.S. degrees:                                           • Economics - all ECON except 291, 292, 293
                                                                 • Education - all EDUC except 105, 255
 • Mathematics - only MATH 118 (Middle Level                     • Engineering - only ENGG 100, 110, 191, 192, 193, 194,
   Education, Early Childhood Education and Special                201, 203, 204, 251, 252
   Education only), MATH 119 (Middle Level Education             • English - all ENGL
   and Early Childhood Education only), 120, 140, 145,           • Geography - all GEOG except 130
   150, 160, 165, 175, 176, 180, 181, 191, 192, 193, 194,        • Health - only HEAL 150
   202, 210, 211                                                 • History - all HIST
                                                                 • Hospitality - only HOSP 101
A.A.S. degrees:                                                  • Humanities - all HUMA
                                                                 • Interdisciplinary Studies - only INTS 101
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      • Mathematics - only MATH 120, 140, 145, 150, 160, 165,          below. Unless otherwise specified, they are applicable to all
        175, 176, 180, 181, 191, 192, 193, 194, 202, 210, 211          degrees (A.A./A.S./A.A.S.).
      • Modern Language - all MDLA
      • Music - all MUSC                                               General Education Core Goals and Learning Outcomes
      • Office Administration - only OFAD 221
      • Philosophy - all PHIL                                          I. Knowledge of Arts, Cultures and the Natural World
      • Physical Education - any PHED courses up to a
        maximum of two credits                                         ARTS & HUMANITIES
      • Physics - all PHYS
                                                                       Goal: Students should understand both the creative process
      • Political Science - all POLS
                                                                       and how works of human imagination and thought from
      • Psychology - all PSYC except 221
                                                                       diverse cultures, places, and times express varieties of human
      • Sociology/Anthropology - all SOCA
                                                                       experience.
      • Special Education - SPED 160
                                                                       Learning Outcomes:
     A.A.S. degrees:
                                                                        • Students will discuss, analyze and interpret works that
      • All courses except: EDUC 255, 0XX-level courses
                                                                          confront, express, and examine human experience.
     Note concerning Art courses:                                       • Students will describe and explain the ways that
                                                                          language, literature, philosophy, or the visual and
      • ARTA 107, 124, and 158 are applicable only to the                 performing arts challenge or reinforce specific cultural
        General Studies program, the Fine Art Program, and                or historic values and conditions.
        A.A.S. degrees.
      • ARTA 161 is applicable only to the Fine Art Program            SOCIAL SCIENCE
        and A.A.S. degrees.
                                                                       Goal: Students will demonstrate knowledge of Societies and
      • ARTA 226 is applicable only to the General Studies
                                                                       Institutions Over Time (SIT) and the Scientific Study of
        program and A.A.S. degree programs.
                                                                       Human Behavior (SSHB).

                                                                       Learning Outcomes:
     General Education Core
                                                                        • Students will identify and apply social science theories
     Curriculum (GE)                                                      and concepts to behavioral or societal issues. (SIT &
                                                                          SSHB)
     What is General Education at Northampton
                                                                        • Students will explain how a social science discipline
     Community College?
                                                                          describes and analyzes social change or human behavior.
     An undergraduate degree is comprised of three parts:               • Students will describe how people’s experiences
     courses in the major, elective courses, and courses in the           and perspectives are shaped by sex, gender, ethnicity,
     General Education Core Curriculum. Major courses define the          class, age, race, culture and other factors.
     program of study. Students choose electives that fit their
     individual interests. The General Education Core Curriculum       Note: Social science courses must address the first outcome
     is the part of the academic experience that all students have     and one of the two remaining outcomes.
     in common.

     The GE Core defines an important set of knowledge and             SCIENCE
     skills that will help our graduates to continue learning, adapt
     to change, and become citizens who can make wise choices          Goal: Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of
     and contribute to their community.                                scientific principles and concepts and be able to apply them
                                                                       to daily situations.
     The General Education Core Curriculum is designed to go
     hand in hand with the major courses to develop skills that        Learning Outcomes:
     will serve students in their academic study, careers, and in
                                                                        • Students will explain the scientific method, recognizing
     their lives. Though in some designated GE Core courses the
                                                                          the potential for uncertainty in the scientific inquiry.
     focus will be on particular outcomes, we expect that the
                                                                        • Students will apply basic field and laboratory skills used
     knowledge and skills that are part of the GE Core
                                                                          for collecting and analyzing data according to the
     Curriculum will be reinforced throughout the other major
                                                                          particular discipline.
     courses and electives
                                                                       DIVERSITY AND GLOBAL AWARENESS
     Courses satisfying various General Education Core
     requirements are listed below by category; such requirements      Goal: Students will demonstrate an understanding of human
     must be satisfied by selecting courses from among the listings    diversity and an awareness of global issues through analysis

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of arts, histories, cultures, geographies, economics, medicine,    • Students will use mathematics to model events and solve
scientific data and/or institutions.                                 problems.
                                                                   • Students will communicate using mathematical language,
Learning Outcomes:                                                   symbols, data, and graphs.

 • Students will discuss and explain how the diverse range        INFORMATION LITERACY
   of human differences influences the historical and
   current formation of artistic, economic, social, scientific,   Goal: Students will demonstrate research skills in gathering,
   cultural or political institutions.                            evaluating, and using information.
 • Students will examine how the range of human
   differences influences each individual’s                  • Students will locate and identify information
   experience of equality and inequality within a society, its     • Students will evaluate source information and
   institutions, or its cultures.                                    incorporate it into their work.
 • Students will analyze how individuals and institutions          • Students will use source information in an ethical and
   have addressed persistent global challenges.                      legal fashion.

Note: to carry a diversity designation, the course needs to       CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
address at least one of the three outcomes.
                                                                  Goal: Students will think critically and propose solutions to
II. Intellectual and Practical Skills                             open-ended problems.

COMMUNICATION                                                     Learning Outcomes:

Goal: Students will present and support ideas in an                • Students will analyze and evaluate information, ideas
organized and coherent manner consistent with the intended           and arguments in order to form conclusions.
audience and purpose in both speaking and writing.                 • Students will design and evaluate a plan that addresses
                                                                     an open-ended problem.
Learning Outcomes:
                                                                  Note: to carry a critical thinking designation, the course must
 • Students will identify, analyze, and choose supporting         address at least one of the two outcomes.
   materials in written and spoken communication.
 • Students will organize information with a central idea or      Arts and Humanities (AH)
   thesis.
 • Students will differentiate among various audience needs       ARCH 100 - Architectural History I - Antiquity to 1870
   in word choice, level of explanation, and method of            (Architecture only)
   presentation.                                                  ARTA 100 - Art and Visual Thinking
                                                                  ARTA 101 - Art History Survey
COMPUTER LITERACY                                                 CMTH 105 - Public Speaking
                                                                  CMTH 110 - Introduction to the Theatre
Goal: Students will use computer technology as a tool for         CMTH 111 - Acting I
communication and productivity both professionally and            CMTH 115 - Technical Theatre
personally.                                                       CMTH 117 - Stagecraft
                                                                  CMTH 126 - The Communication Arts
Learning Outcomes:                                                CMTH 189 - Stage Voice and Movement
                                                                  CMTH 190 - Stage Production
 • Students will demonstrate knowledge of computer                CMTH 206 - Directing
   concepts and terminology.                                      CMTH 211 - Plays: Classical to Contemporary
 • Students will create, store, retrieve, and print formatted     CMTH 212 - Acting II
   documents.                                                     CMTH 218 - Theatre Portfolio
 • Students will evaluate ethical uses of technology.             CMTH 220 - Introduction to Film
                                                                  DANC 101 - Dance History
QUANTITATIVE LITERACY                                             DANC 110 - Ballet I
                                                                  DANC 120 - Modern Dance I
Goal: Students will interpret and analyze quantitative data to    DANC 130 - Jazz I
solve problems.                                                   DANC 210 - Ballet II
                                                                  DANC 220 - Modern Dance II
Learning Outcomes
                                                                  DANC 230 - Jazz II
 • Students will interpret, analyze, and draw conclusions         ENGL 201 - British Literature I
   about data presented as words, abstract symbols, tables        ENGL 203 - Shakespeare
   or graphs.                                                     ENGL 205 - American Literature I
                                                                  ENGL 211 - Plays: Classical to Contemporary

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     ENGL 215 - Multicultural Adolescent Literature               POLS 150 - Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (Study
     ENGL 250 - Contemporary Latin American Literature in         Abroad)
     Translation                                                  POLS 170 - Politics of Modern Turkey (Study Abroad)
     ENGL 251 - British Literature II                             POLS 202 - International Relations
     ENGL 253 - Creative Writing                                  POLS 205 - Women and Politics
     ENGL 255 - American Literature II                            POLS 251 - State and Local Government
     ENGL 256 - Modern Poetry                                     SOCA 102 - Cultural Anthropology
     ENGL 257 - 20th Century Literature by Women: Self-Images     SOCA 105 - American Ethnicity
     and Self-Awareness
     ENGL 260 - Contemporary Literature                           Social Science: Scientific Study of Human Behavior (SSHB)
     ENGL 264 - Irish Literature
     ENGL 265 - African-American Literature                       ECON 201 - Macroeconomics
     ENGL 267 - Poetry Writing                                    GEOG 121 - Introduction to Environmental Problems
     HUMA 121 - The American Work Experience                      GEOG 140 - Investigating Climate Change
     HUMA 140 - Introduction to Women and Gender Studies          PSYC 103 - Introduction to Psychology
     JOUR 101 - Journalism and Society                            PSYC 230 - Introduction to Health Psychology
     MDLA 102 - Elementary French I                               PSYC 265 - Psychology of Sex and Gender
     MDLA 103 - Elementary Spanish I                              SOCA 103 - Principles of Sociology
     MDLA 105 - Elementary Chinese I                              SOCA 125 - Sociology of Families
     MDLA 112 - Elementary French II                              SOCA 210 - Sociology of Gender
     MDLA 113 - Elementary Spanish II
     MDLA 115 - Elementary Chinese II                             Quantitative Literacy (QL)
     MDLA 122 - Intermediate French I
     MDLA 123 - Intermediate Spanish I                            MATH 103 - Applications in Mathematics (A.A.S. only)
     MDLA 133 - Intermediate Spanish II                           MATH 118 - Foundations of Mathematics I (Middle Level
     MUSC 101 - Introduction to Music                             Education, Early Childhood Education & Special Education
     PHIL 111 - On Death and Dying                                only)
     PHIL 121 - World Religions                                   MATH 119 - Foundations of Mathematics II (Middle Level
     PHIL 201 - Introduction to Philosophy                        Education & Early Childhood Education only)
     PHIL 202 - Ethics and Moral Problems                         MATH 120 - The Nature of Mathematics
     PHIL 204 - Asian Philosophies                                MATH 140 - College Algebra
     PHIL 211 - Ancient Philosophy                                MATH 145 - Trigonometry
     PHIL 215 - Modern Philosophy                                 MATH 150 - Introductory Statistics
     PHIL 220 - Existentialism                                    MATH 160 - Pre-Calculus
                                                                  MATH 165 - Applied Calculus
                                                                  MATH 175 - Calculus with Precalculus (part 1)
     Social Science: Societies and Institutions over Time (SIT)
                                                                  MATH 176 - Calculus with Precalculus (part 2)
     ARCH 155 - Architectural History II - 1870 to Present        MATH 180 - Calculus I
     (A.A.S. only)                                                MATH 181 - Calculus II
     CMTH 221 - History of Broadcasting (Radio/TV only)           MATH 210 - Calculus III
     GEOG 101 - World Geography                                   MATH 211 - Differential Equations
     GEOG 151 - Geography of the United States and Canada
     GEOG 221 - Contemporary Middle East                          Science (SCI)
     HIST 103 - Ancient and Medieval History
     HIST 113 - American History I                                BIOS 104 - Field Ecology
     HIST 121 - The Black Experience                              BIOS 105 - Contemporary Biology
     HIST 153 - Foundations of Modern European History,           BIOS 107 - Biology I
     1300-1815                                                    BIOS 110 - In Your Genes: Introduction to Modern
     HIST 163 - American History II                               Genetics
     HIST 166 - Civil War and Reconstruction                      BIOS 115 - Essentials of Biology
     HIST 167 - Vietnam                                           BIOS 150 - Biology II
     HIST 168 - History of the Middle East                        BIOS 160 - Human Biology
     HIST 173 - Modern European History, 1815 to Present          BIOS 202 - Microbiology
     HIST 210 - History of Modern Science, 1859 to Present        BIOS 204 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
     HIST 211 - History of Pennsylvania                           BIOS 206 - General Ecology
     POLS 101 - Introduction to Political Science                 CHEM 105 - Chemistry in Contemporary Society
     POLS 105 - American Constitutional Law                       CHEM 120 - General Chemistry I
     POLS 110 - American National Government                      CHEM 135 - Chemistry of Life
                                                                  GEOG 150 - Astronomy
                                                                  GEOG 210 - Meteorology

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GEOL 201 - Physical Geology                                ENGL 256G - Modern Poetry
PHYS 101 - Physics I                                       ENGL 257G - 20th Century Literature by Women: Self-
PHYS 152 - Physical Science II                             Images and Self-Awareness
PHYS 215 - Physics for Science and Engineering             ENGL 260G - Contemporary Literature
                                                           ENGL 264G - Irish Literature
Diversity (D)                                              ENGL 265G - African-American Literature
                                                           GEOG 121G - Introduction to Environmental Problems
CMTH 126 - The Communication Arts                          GEOG 151G - Geography of the United States and Canada
CMTH 211 - Plays: Classical to Contemporary                GEOG 221G - Contemporary Middle East
CMTH 215 - Intercultural Communication                     HIST 113G - American History I
ENGL 151 - English II C                                    HIST 121G - The Black Experience
ENGL 211 - Plays: Classical to Contemporary                HIST 166G - Civil War and Reconstruction
ENGL 215 - Multicultural Adolescent Literature             HIST 168G - History of the Middle East
ENGL 250 - Contemporary Latin American Literature in       HIST 173G - Modern European History, 1815 to Present
Translation                                                HUMA 121G - The American Work Experience
ENGL 257 - 20th Century Literature by Women: Self-Images   HUMA 140G - Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
and Self-Awareness                                         PHIL 111G - On Death and Dying
ENGL 260 - Contemporary Literature                         PHIL 202G - Ethics and Moral Problems
ENGL 265 - African-American Literature                     POLS 105G - American Constitutional Law
GEOG 101 - World Geography                                 POLS 110G - American National Government
GEOG 121 - Introduction to Environmental Problems          POLS 205G - Women and Politics
HIST 121 - The Black Experience                            POLS 251G - State and Local Government
HIST 168 - History of the Middle East                      PSYC 103G - Introduction to Psychology
HUMA 140 - Introduction to Women and Gender Studies        SOCA 102G - Cultural Anthropology
MDLA 102 - Elementary French I                             SOCA 103G - Principles of Sociology
MDLA 103 - Elementary Spanish I                            SOCA 125G - Sociology of Families
MDLA 105 - Elementary Chinese I
MDLA 112 - Elementary French II                            Communication: Writing Intensive Program Courses (WI)
MDLA 113 - Elementary Spanish II
MDLA 115 - Elementary Chinese II                           ARTA 270G - Professional Workshop
MDLA 122 - Intermediate French I                           AUTO 203G - Automotive Shop Management Practices
MDLA 123 - Intermediate Spanish I                          BIOS 250G - Introduction to Cell & Molecular Biology
MDLA 133 - Intermediate Spanish II                         BUSA 221G - Business Communication
PHIL 111 - On Death and Dying                              CHEM 201G - Organic Chemistry I
PHIL 121 - World Religions                                 CJST 121G - Criminology
PHIL 204 - Asian Philosophies                              CMTH 225G - Scriptwriting
                                                           CMTH 230G - Introduction to Communication Theory
POLS 150 - Peace Stuies and Conflict Resolution (Study
                                                           DENH 251G - Preventive Oral Health Services I
Abroad)
                                                           DMSG 215G - Small Parts & Special Topics
POLS 170 - Politics of Modern Turkey (Study Abroad)
                                                           EARL 256G - Internship
POLS 202 - International Relations
                                                           ECON 251G - Microeconomics
PSYC 230 - Introduction to Health Psychology
                                                           EDUC 252G - Educational Psychology
SOCA 102 - Cultural Anthropology
                                                           ELEC 272G - Computer Electronics Practicum II
SOCA 103 - Principles of Sociology
                                                           EMEC 260G - Electromechanical Technology Practicum
SOCA 105 - American Ethnicity
                                                           HOSP 221G - Hospitality Practicum
                                                           JOUR 202G - Reporting in the Information Age
Communication: Writing Intensive General Education         JOUR 203G - Writing for Public Relations
Courses (WI)                                               OFAD 221G - Business Communication
                                                           PARL 215G - Legal Research and Writing
ARCH 100G - Architectural History - Antiquity to 1870      PSYC 251G - Child Psychology
BIOS 105G - Contemporary Biology                           PSYC 258G - Developmental Psychology
CMTH 211G - Plays: Classical to Contemporary               QUAL 221G - Applied Quality Practicum
ENGL 201G - British Literature I                           SAFT 251G - Safety Administration
ENGL 203G - Shakespeare                                    SPED 161G - Accommodating Children with
ENGL 205G - American Literature I                          Exceptionalities in the Classroom
ENGL 211G - Plays: Classical to Contemporary               SPRT 152G - Sports in Society
ENGL 215G - Multicultural Adolescent Literature            VETC 215G - Animal Diseases
ENGL 250G - Contemporary Latin American Literature in
Translation
ENGL 251G - British Literature II
ENGL 255G - American Literature II
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     Academic Programs
     Northampton Community College offers a variety of academic programs designed to prepare you to enter the workforce or to
     transfer to a four-year college or university. If you have questions regarding a specific program, please feel free to call our
     Admissions Office at 610/861-5500, and a member of the staff will be happy to talk to you.
     The academic programs on the following pages are the responsibility of the academic division indicated under the program title,
     i.e. the Allied Health and Sciences Division, the Business and Technology Division, the Education and Academic Success Division,
     the Humanities and Social Sciences Division.
     The following abbreviations are used in the curriculum section (following the course title) to identify general education core
     courses:
     AH - Arts and Humanities
     C - Computer
     D - Diversity
     QL - Quantitative Literacy
     SCI - Science
     SIT - Social Science: Societies and Institutions over Time
     SSHB - Social Science: Scientific Study of Human Behavior
     WI - Writing Intensive



     The College makes every effort to ensure that the information contained in this catalog is complete and accurate. However, some
     omissions and errors may be possible. This catalog should not be perceived as a formal/legal contract.




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Accounting                                                          • Prepare financial reports.
                                                                    • Interpret financial data.
Business & Technology                                               • Analyze accounting data for decision making.
Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science;
                                                                  Accounting Program
Specialized Diploma conferred
                                                                  Associate in Applied Science Degree
Program Narrative
                                                                  Course Code                Course Title             Credits
Accountants are essential team members within large and
small corporations, and at non-profits and educational                                       First Semester
institutions. With a degree in accounting, you'll also have the   ACCT 101                   Financial Accounting I     3
knowledge you need to manage your own business.
Northampton's Accounting program, which is accredited by          BUSA 152                   Business Law I             3
the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs       ENGL 101C                  English I                  3
(ACBSP), provides a solid foundation of specific accounting
concepts as well as the skills you'll need to succeed in the      -----------                Mathematics Elective       3
field.                                                                                       (QL) +
                                                                  -----------                General Education          3
Associate in Applied Science Degree Program Features                                         Elective (AH or SIT)
On its own, Northampton's associate's degree will qualify
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you for a range of employment opportunities, including
entry-level accounting, bookkeeping, accounts payable/                                       Second Semester
receivable and more. If your plan is to pursue a career as a
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), an associate's degree          ACCT 151                   Financial Accounting       3
from Northampton is an affordable way to start down the                                      II
path toward the required bachelor's degree.                       CISC 101                   Introduction to            3
                                                                                             Computers
The AAS degree program can be conveniently completed in
the day or evening, on a full- or part-time basis. The program    CMTH 102                   Speech                     3
can also be completed online.                                                                Communication
                                                                  ENGL 151                   English II ++              3
The Specialized Diplomas Program Features
Northampton also offers two specialized diplomas in               ------------               Business Elective ++       3
Accounting: the Accounting Specialized Diploma and the                                       +
Accounting Assistant Specialized Diploma. Both can be                                                                   15
completed in the day or evening.
                                                                                             Third Semester
The Accounting Specialized Diploma is intended for
                                                                  ACCT 201                   Intermediate               4
students who may already have a college degree but who
                                                                                             Accounting I
wish to acquire accounting skills or begin taking steps toward
achieving the CPA. To learn more about the requirements of        BUSA 201                   Business Statistics I      4
reaching CPA licensure, you can visit PICPA.org.                  ECON 201                   Macroeconomics             3
The Accounting Assistant Specialized Diploma is a good            CISC 104                   Microcomputer              4
choice for students who would like to being working quickly                                  Applications
in support positions in accounting firms or in other related                                                            15
areas of business. The 18-credit diploma includes
introductory accounting classes as well as training on                                       Fourth Semester
computers.
                                                                  ACCT 202                   Managerial                 3
Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further                                    Accounting
information.                                                      ACCT220                    Income Tax                 3
                                                                                             Accounting I
Program Outcomes
Graduates of the program will:                                    BUSA 221G                  Business                   3
                                                                                             Communication
  • Possess a high degree of professionalism in meeting the       ----------                 Accounting Elective +      3
    standards required by the employer.                                                      +++
  • Understand the moral and legal ramifications of
    working in an ethical environment.                            ----------                 Elective                   3


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                                                        15          ACCT 251                Intermediate               3
                                                                                            Accounting II
                                                                    ACCT 220                Income Tax                 3
                             Total Credits              60
                                                                                            Accounting I
     + Mathematics Elective options: MATH 140, 145, 160, 165,       ACCT 255                Principles of Auditing     3
     175, 176, 180, 181.
                                                                                                                       9
     ++ Report Writing option of ENGL 151 is recommended
     for career students.                                                                   Total Credits:             31
     +++ Business Elective options: BUSA 101, 115, 131, 137,
     202, 205, 226, 235.
     ++++ Accounting Elective options: ACCT 160, 205*, 251*,        NOTE: Students will be required to use spreadsheets in their
     255* or BUSA 211.                                              upper level accounting courses. Thus, it is highly
                                                                    recommended that students complete CISC 101 before
     * Offered only through Online Learning                         enrolling in any sophomore accounting courses.
      • For the General Education Elective, students must           Accounting Assistant,
        select one course from the list of approved courses in      Specialized Diploma
        one of the following categories: Arts & Humanities
        (AH); Social Science: Societies and Institutions over       Course Code             Course Title             Credits
        Time (SIT).
                                                                                            First Semester
      • One course must be designated as Diversity (D)
      • BUSA 221G satisfies the Writing Intensive (WI)              ACCT 101                Financial Accounting I     3
        requirement for this program.                               CISC 101                Introduction to            3
                                                                                            Computers
     NOTE: Students will be required to use spreadsheets in their
     upper level accounting courses. Thus, it is highly             CMTH 102                Speech                     3
     recommended that students complete CISC 101 before                                     Communication
     enrolling in any sophomore accounting courses.                                                                    9

     Accounting,                                                                            Second Semester
     Specialized Diploma                                            ACCT 151                Financial Accounting       3
                                                                                            II
     Course Code             Course Title             Credits       ACCT 160                Accounting                 3
                             First Semester                                                 Applications
     ACCT 101                Financial Accounting I     3           BUSA 211                Personal Finance           3
     BUSA 152                Business Law I             3                                                              9
                                                        6
                                                                                            Total Credits:             18
                             Second Semester
     ACCT 151                Financial Accounting       3
                             II                                     Career Potential: Accounts Payable/Receivable,
                                                                    Bookkeeper/Payroll, Cost Accountant, Public Accountant,
     ACCT 202                Managerial                 3           Staff Accountant, Tax Accountant, Account Manager,
                             Accounting                             Account Specialist , Inventory Accountant
     BUSA 202                Business Law II            3           Leading to:Auditor, Certified Public, Accountant,
                                                        9           Comptroller, Treasurer, Trust Officer

                             Third Semester                         Applied Quality and Standards
     ACCT 201                Intermediate               4
                             Accounting I                           Business & Technology
                                                                    Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science;
     ACCT 205                Cost Accounting            3
                                                                    Certificate awarded
                                                        7
                                                                    Program Narrative
                             Fourth Semester
                                                                    Today's manufacturing environment is clean, fast-paced and
                                                                    always changing to stay competitive. Manufacturing today

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also requires more technical knowledge than in the past.            A specialized training certificate is also available in the area
That's why it is important to stay on top of the latest trends      of Electronics Manufacturing. The certificate is 35 credits
and methods involved in manufacturing, technology, and              and consists mainly of the technical courses in quality and
continuous quality improvement. For those just entering the         manufacturing.
field, it's also vital to have hands-on operating skills specific
to at least one area of manufacturing.                              All courses are offered during the evening in the Fall and
                                                                    Spring. General education courses and most technical
We developed our Applied Quality and Standards program              electives are also offered in the daytime.
with the assistance of local manufacturing experts. Their
input assures that graduates of our program are highly skilled      Program Requirements
and knowledgeable in today's manufacturing and quality              No special requirements are needed to apply for this
assurance practices.                                                program.

Graduates new to manufacturing will gain a new set of skills        Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further
and knowledge qualifying them as machine operators, quality         information.
inspectors or technicians, and manufacturing engineering
technicians. Existing manufacturing personnel who graduate          Program Outcomes
from this program will become better qualified as                   Graduates of the program will:
technicians, auditors, supervisors and managers of Quality,
manufacturing group leaders, and process technicians.                 • Demonstrate an ability to work independently and
                                                                        collaboratively.
Program Features                                                      • Interpret international quality standards and
The program focuses on providing practical industry-specific            specifications and apply them to a quality system within
training in well-equipped manufacturing and quality                     an organization.
assurance labs. While students study areas of Quality such as         • Demonstrate proficient research and computer skills in
Total Quality Management, statistical process control, ISO              data gathering and analysis.
9000 standards, and auditing, they also learn to apply this           • Analyze and present data in an acceptable and
knowledge to specific types of manufacturing through                    standardized manner.
hands-on technical electives. If you have existing skills in          • Solve common manufacturing or service quality-related
manufacturing, you may be able to gain credit through testing           problems using both a reactive and proactive approach.
to challenge the technical electives requirement.                     • Demonstrate competent technical writing skills.
                                                                      • Demonstrate competent speaking skills when working
The associate's degree program includes a series of required            with diverse groups.
general education courses. These classes prepare you to               • Demonstrate a basic framework of technical vocabulary
assume a greater role in working with people and other                  and graphic interpretation applicable to quality
departments in your organization. The well-rounded                      technology and a specific industrial process or service.
education you receive increases your potential to grow into           • Demonstrate observational, integrative, and synthetic
supervisory or management positions.                                    skills.
                                                                      • Demonstrate the proper use and care of common
The work-based internship near the end of the degree                    mechanical metrology and calibration tools, instruments
program can be carried out with your employer or with                   and equipment.
another approved organization. During your internship, you'll         • Apply basic "Quality" philosophy, methodology and
apply your manufacturing and quality skills and knowledge to            "statistical thinking" to the continuous quality
a production or process operation, experiencing the                     improvement system in an organization.
dynamics found only in an actual organization.                        • Describe the key process elements and technology
                                                                        commonly found in various types of manufacturing
If you're interested in continuing your education to the                operations such as foundries, electronics, food and drug
bachelor's degree level, you may transfer your credits from             packaging, plastics molding, machining, etc. or various
this program to the following programs:                                 types of service organizations.
                                                                      • Demonstrate the basic process methodology, equipment
 • Franklin College B.S. in Applied Management (web-                    operation, and application of industry quality standards
   based)                                                               found in a specific manufacturing industry such as
 • California University of Pennsylvania B.S. in Industrial             electronics, food and drug packaging, plastics molding,
   Management (web-based)                                               or machining or a specific service industry such as
 • Penn College of Technology B.S. in Technical                         insurance, banking or health-care.
   Management                                                         • Demonstrate proper application of mathematics to
 • Penn College of Technology B.S. in Welding and                       solving quality process-related problems.
   Fabrication Engineering Technology

Check with your advisor for more information and options
in course selection.

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      • Apply costing concepts and methods to decisions in          Applied Quality and Standards Program,
        implementing design and quality related practices and       Electronics Manufacturing
        technology in an organization.                              Certificate
     Applied Quality and Standards Program,                         Course Code              Course Title             Credits
     Associate in Applied Science Degree
                                                                    BUSA 252                 Quality Management           3
     Course Code             Course Title             Credits
                                                                    CISC 101                 Introduction to              3
     BUSA 114                Manufacturing Cost         3                                    Computers
                             Control                                ELEC 101                 DC/AC Circuit                4
     BUSA 252                Quality Management         3                                    Analysis I
     CISC 101                Introduction to            3           ELEC 177                 Electronics                  2
                             Computers                                                       Manufacturing I
     CMTH 102                Speech                     3           ELEC 222                 Electronics                  3
                             Communication                                                   Manufacturing II
     ENGG 117                Technical Drawings         3           ENGG 117                 Technical Drawings           3
                             and Specifications                                              and Specifications
     ENGL 101C               English I                  3           ENGG 125                 Manufacturing                3
                                                                                             Processes
     ENGL 151                English II +               3
                                                                    MATH 140                 College Algebra              3
     ENGG 125                Manufacturing              3
                             Processes                              QUAL 110                 Metrology                    2
     MATH 140                College Algebra            3           QUAL 210                 Statistical Quality          3
                                                                                             Control
     QUAL 210                Statistical Quality        3
                             Control                                QUAL 215                 Quality Assurance            3
     QUAL 215                Quality Assurance          3           ----------               Technical Elective:          3
                                                                                             ELEC or QUAL
     QUAL 221G               Applied Quality            3
                             Practicum                                                       Total Credits:              35
     ----------              General Education          3
                             Elective
                                                                    Career Potential: Quality Control Technician, Process
     ----------              General Education          3           Technician LEADING to: Manufacturing Supervisor,
                             Elective                               Quality Supervisor Manufacturing Engineer
     ----------              Technical Electives +      14
                             +                                      Architecture
     ----------              Science Elective (SCI)     4
                                                                    Business & Technology
     ----------              Elective                   3           Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science
                             Total Credits:             63          Program Narrative
     + Students are strongly advised to complete the Technical      Architects and architectural technicians shape the built
     Writing option of ENGL 151.                                    environment, creating homes, offices, schools and much
                                                                    more. Do you have a passion for creating on paper and with
     ++ Technical Elective options: Any courses in BIOS, BIOT,
                                                                    computers? A career in architecture or architecture-related
     CHEM, ELEC, EMEC, ENGG, QUAL, SAFT or WELD
                                                                    fields could be a satisfying and rewarding profession. An
     103, 115, 120, 121, 123, 124.
                                                                    associate's degree in Architecture from Northampton
       • For the General Education Electives, students must
                                                                    provides an affordable foundation for a traditional five-year
          select one course from the list of approved courses in
                                                                    degree program leading to a career as a licensed architect. It
          two of the following categories: Arts & Humanities
                                                                    can also prepare you for work in the field upon graduation.
          (AH); Social Science: Societies and Institutions over
          Time (SIT) or Social Science: Scientific Study of Human   Northampton's program offers a mixture of academic,
          Behavior (SSHB).                                          design and advanced computer technology coursework. You
       • One course should be designated as Diversity (D)           will receive a base of knowledge to broaden your perspective
       • Completion of QUAL 221G satisfies the Writing              of the world. Our four semester design studio sequence
          Intensive (WI) requirement for this program.              emphasizes skills development in architectural

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conceptualization as well as design vocabulary and process.        degree in architecture. Arrangements will be made through
Supporting coursework in history, graphics and building            the architecture department. Both the community design and
technology mesh with your studio work to enhance your              internship learning experiences will prove to be of great
critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills.       value when the graduate either enters the profession or
With computer technology dramatically changing the practice        transfers to a Bachelor degree program.
of architecture, Northampton's curriculum strives to stay on
the leading edge of 2D and 3D technology across the                Course Scheduling
curriculum. We also balance those technologies with                Courses are scheduled both day and evening for students
traditional graphic and model making skills development.           who want to attend full time or part time. Although many of
                                                                   the required courses are offered in the evening, the complete
Please note that senior architecture schools consider              program will require some daytime attendance.
applicants from Northampton on an individual basis and
have traditionally granted both full and partial credit            Who Can Apply for the Architecture Program?
depending on the abilities of the student and the
requirements of the transfer school.                                 • High school students
                                                                     • College students
Program Features                                                     • Individuals considering a career change
Courses are scheduled both day and evening for students
who want to attend full time or part time. Although many of        Individuals presently employed as technicians looking to
the required courses are offered in the evening, the complete      advance their education.
program will require some daytime attendance.
                                                                   Program Outcomes
Northampton's program is a member of the Association of            Graduates of the program will:
Collegiate Schools of Architecture, ensuring that the
program stays in touch with current movements in the field.          • Be prepared for transfer into an accredited five year
Our faculty consists of practicing, registered architects who,         Bachelor of Architecture Professional Program leading
as members of the American Institute of Architects, are on             to a three-year internship and NCARB Examination to
top of developments in both architectural education and                practice architecture.
practice.                                                            • Be prepared to transfer into a four-year architectural
                                                                       construction management technology degree program.
The Architecture Department has an active chapter of the             • Be prepared for employment as an architectural
American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), which              technician which assists the architect, planner or
provides our students with leadership opportunities at the             engineer in planning, designing, and inspecting the
local and national level. The AIAS also offers social activities       construction of buildings and related areas of design
and field trips that enhance your architecture studies.                and manufacturing, such as product design, furniture
                                                                       design, display design, display design and product sales.
Opportunities for practical experience include a five-credit         • Be prepared for employment in the fields of plant
community design studio taking place in a community-wide               engineering, supervision, testing and product
environment. This capstone project gives students hands-on             representation in the building and construction industry.
experience in the field. In addition, students who qualify may       • Develop a broad exposure to both 2D and 3D
choose to complete a three credit professional internship and          architectural software such as AutoCAD, ARCHICAD,
apply their practical office experience to their education for         and others
credit. Students will work under the direction of an employer        • Learn to produce construction drawings and
with a professional degree in architecture. Arrangements will          presentation drawings through traditional and computer
be made through the architecture department. Both the                  graphics.
community design and internship learning experiences are of          • Develop an understanding and ability to select and
great value when the graduate either enters the profession or          design structural, systems for low-rise buildings.
transfers to a Bachelor degree program.                              • Develop an understanding of how our physical (built)
                                                                       environment is influenced by our social, cultural,
"Real World Community Learning"                                        historical and philosophical determinants.
Northampton's architecture program offers you a 5 credit
capstone community design studio which takes place in a            Architecture,
community wide environment giving you "hands-on"                   Associate in Applied Science Degree
learning opportunities.
                                                                   Course Code                Course Title            Credits
Professional Internship                                                                       First Semester
Students who qualify may choose the option of a three credit       ARCH 100                   Architectural History     3
professional internship and apply their practical office                                      I-Antiquity to 1870
experience to their education for credit. Students will work
under the direction of an employer with a professional

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     ARCH 101                  Architectural Graphics        3           • For the General Education Elective, students must
                               I                                           select one course from the list of approved courses in
                                                                           one of the following categories: Social Science: Societies
     ARCH 110                  Architecture Design           3             and Institutions over Time (SIT) or Social Science:
                               Studio I                                    Scientific Study of Human Behavior (SSHB).
     ENGL 101C                 English I                     3           • Completion of ENGL 151C satisfies the Diversity (D)
                                                                           requirement for this program.
     MATH 140                  College Algebra               3           • Completion of both ARCH 210 and ARCH 250
                                                            15             satisfies the Writing Intensive (WI) requirement for this
                                                                           program.
                               Second Semester                           • Computer competencies are included in various courses
     ARCH 121                  Architectural Graphics        3             in this program. Thus, completing the program
                               II                                          automatically satisfies the computing requirement for
                                                                           this program.
     ARCH 150                  Architecture Design           3
                               Studio II (Digital)                      Career Potential: Leading to: Architect, Architectural
     ARCH 155                  Architectural History         3          Technician, Building Inspector, Architectural/Building Sales
                               II-1870 to Present                       NCC students have transferred to: Drexel University,
                                                                        Florida Atlantic University, Lehigh University Penn State
     ENGL 151C                 English II                    3          University, Temple University, University of Arizona,
     MATH 145                  Trigonometry                  3          University of Maryland, University of Miami, University of
                                                                        Michigan
                                                            15

                               Third Semester                           Aseptic Processing
     ARCH 204                  Design & Analysis of          3
                                                                        Allied Health & Sciences
                               Structural Form
                                                                        Specialized Diploma conferred
     ARCH 210                  Architecture Design           5
                               Studio III                               Program Narrative
     ARCH 214                  Architectural Materials       3          The region's leading biopharmaceutical and
                               & Methods of                             biomanufacturing firms helped develop Northampton's
                               Construction I                           specialized diploma and its courses. The result is a program
                                                                        that prepares students to start or grow a career in the
     ARCH 215                  Advanced Digital              3
                                                                        expanding field of aseptic (ultra-clean) production
                               Analysis
                                                                        immediately upon graduation.
     CMTH 102                  Speech                        3
                               Communication                            Students in this program receive hands-on experience in
                                                                        Northampton's state-of-the-art ISO Class 7 clean room.
                                                            17
                                                                        They also gain classroom training for work within
                               Fourth Semester                          biomanufacturing, biopharmaceuticals and medical device
                                                                        manufacturing.
     ARCH 250                  Architecture Design           5
                               Studio IV                                Industry-experienced instructors demonstrate how clean
     ARCH 254                  Architectural Material        3          rooms are operated and maintained, as well as the special
                               Methods Construction                     procedures and behaviors required of technicians working in
                               II                                       these settings. FDA regulations and contamination control
                                                                        are emphasized in the course work.
     ----------                General Education             3
                               Elective (SIT or                         Program Features
                               SSHB)                                    The program can be completed on a full-time or part-time
     ----------                Elective                      3          basis in as little as two semesters. Classes can be taken
                                                                        individually or as part of the full specialized diploma
                                                            14          program. All but one of the courses can be taken at either
                                                                        NCC's Bethlehem or Monroe campuses. Courses are
                               Total Credits:               61
                                                                        available during both day and evening hours.

     NOTE: ARCH 200 Professional Internship (3 cr. optional elective)   Program Requirements
     offered Fall, Spring, Summer1 and Summer 2 semesters. Please see   The NCC Math Placement examination is required upon
     advisor.                                                           admission. Successful completion of Algebra is necessary to
                                                                        enroll in the statistics course required to complete the
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specialized diploma. There are no prerequisites for the
foundational course on current good manufacturing practice
                                                                  Automation Control in
(GMP), which also provides a good overview of the                 Biomanufacturing
biomanufacturing industry.
                                                                  Business & Technology
This program is highly technical and industry-specific, so the    Specialized Diploma conferred
credits are not designed to transfer to a 4-year college.
Courses may be considered as electives upon transfer.             Program Narrative
Students who intend to continue on to a bachelor of science
                                                                  Are you currently working in biomanufacturing or trained in
(BS) degree should contact a transfer advisor in the
                                                                  biotechnology but need more credentials? Are you a
Academic Advising office before choosing courses.
                                                                  dislocated worker in need of a new set of skills?
Students in the second year of the Biotechnology AAS              Northampton's specialized diploma in Automation Control
Program are welcome to use these courses as free electives,       in Biomanufacturing prepares you for quick entry into the
but they cannot substitute for AAS Biotechnology degree           biomanufacturing job market upon graduation. We
requirements.                                                     emphasize development of the skills and competencies most
                                                                  needed by employers in the fields of biomanufacturing and
Program Outcomes                                                  biopharmaceuticals. In addition to providing electronics and
                                                                  electrical fundamentals, we focus on practical applications of
Graduates of the Aseptic Processing Specialized Diploma program
                                                                  electromechanical concepts and process controls in the field's
will:
                                                                  highly-regulated and increasingly automated production
  • Develop an overall understanding and appreciation of          facilities.
    the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
                                                                  The program can be completed in its entirety in day or
    regulations governing aseptic processing and their
                                                                  evening classes held on Main Campus.
    implications for biomanufacturing facilities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently and             Program Features
    collaboratively in a typical biomanufacturing facility
    while following appropriate regulations.                      In addition to theory and practical skills, Northampton's
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the practice and theory of         program emphasizes problem solving, attention to detail,
    aseptic processing including principles in aseptic            ability to work in a highly regulated environment and team
    processing operations and operations within a clean           work. Students will also have an introduction to working in
    room.                                                         the aseptic environments often used in the manufacture of
  • Understand the importance of and interrelationships           biopharmaceuticals, medical devices and related products.
    among environmental monitoring, environmental                 Students will work in groups throughout their coursework so
    control and contamination control.                            that they will gain valuable experience working with a team
                                                                  on real-world projects and problem-solving situations similar
Aseptic Processing,                                               to those they will find in the biomanufacturing workplace.
Specialized Diploma                                               We focus on the equipment, instruments and systems that
Course Code                Course Title              Credits      operators and technicians use in the real world of
                                                                  biomanufacturing industry and other closely related
BIOT 101                   Introduction to Good          3        processes. Students gain basic understanding of voltage,
                           Manufacturing                          current, resistance, wiring and measurements. The student
                           Practices                              gain strong practical knowledge and skills of process
BIOT 184                   Introduction to               3        instrumentation devices, reading and interacting with P&IDs
                           Biotechnology                          and a working knowledge of how it all fits together in a
                                                                  process automation system. An actual bioreactor may be
BIOT 120                   Cleanroom                     2
                                                                  used throughout the program to allow for hands-on practice
                           Microbiology
                                                                  with real-life equipment used in the biomanufacturing and
BIOT 200                   Aseptic Processing            3        biopharmaceutical industry. Our program also familiarizes
MATH 150                   Introduction to               3        students with basic computer software used in the field,
                           Statistics                             including word processing, spread sheet and graphing
                                                                  programs.
                           Total Credits:                14
                                                                  Students in the second year of the Electromechanical
                                                                  Technology Program - Automated Systems are encouraged
Career Potential: Biomanufacturing Technician,                    to use these courses as technical and free electives. See your
Biomanufacturing Fill-line Operator,                              advisor for more information and course selection.
                                                                  Alternative schedules such as full-day options to allow for
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     can be developed to meet the needs of local
     biomanufacturing employers.                                      Career Potential: Biomanufacturing Technician,
                                                                      Biomanufacturing Fill-line Operator, Biomanufacturing
     Professionals in Northampton Community College's Career          Equipment Operator,
     Services Office, as well as instructors within the program,
     will be available to assist students in finding employment in
     the field.                                                       Automotive Technology
     Program Requirements                                             Business & Technology
     The Automation Control in Biomanufacturing Specialized           Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science;
     Diploma can be completed in two semesters during the day         Specialized Diploma conferred
     or evening on a full-time basis. Alternative schedules such as
     full-day options to allow for completion of a course or group    Program Narrative
     of courses in fewer weeks will be developed to meet the          Today's vehicles are highly sophisticated, using advanced
     needs of the local biomanufacturing employers.                   technology that the average car-owner cannot maintain.
                                                                      Customers need and expect qualified automotive technicians
     Program Outcomes                                                 now more than ever. Because of this, job opportunities for
     Graduates of the Automated Process Control Systems Specialized   well-trained technicians continue to grow.
     Diploma program will:
                                                                      NCC's program provides students with high-level technical
       • Demonstrate the ability to work independently,               understanding of current developments in the automotive
         collaboratively or in teams safely with electrical,          service profession. Our program focuses on the mastery of
         mechanical, process instrumentation and automation           technology as you prepare for the workplace. The two-year
         equipment.                                                   program is approved by GM and Chrysler, and features both
       • Describe and understand the principles and functions of      classroom work and supervised experience at a sponsoring
         a wide variety of process automation equipment and           dealership or approved automotive service facility.
         instrumentation and connectivity to allow assistance in      Northampton's GM Automotive Service Educational
         trouble-shooting automated processing equipment in           Program (ASEP) and the Chrysler College Automotive
         highly-regulated manufacturing systems.                      Program (CAP) are both certified by the National
       • Analyze and present data in an acceptable, standardized      Automotive Technician Education Foundation.
         and organized manner using technical vocabulary and
         graphic interpretation applicable to the area of             Program Features
         automated process control systems including Piping and       As a student in NCC's associate's degree program you can
         Instrumentation Diagrams (P & IDs).                          choose among three different options: the GM ASEP,
       • Demonstrate observational, integrative and synthetic         Chrysler CAP, and Comprehensive programs. The ASEP and
         skills.                                                      CAP options focus on courses devoted exclusively to current
                                                                      either GM or Chrysler vehicles. Comprehensive students may
     Automation Control for Biomanufacturing,                         select courses which provide product specific information
     Specialized Diploma                                              from either GM or Chrysler or non-product specific
                                                                      automotive courses. Our specialized diploma in Automotive
     Course Code                Course Title              Credits     Technology can be completed in just two semesters.
     BIOT 101                   Introduction to Good          3
                                Manufacturing                         Our program requires practicums so you can apply their
                                Practices                             classroom theory in the real world. During your practicum,
                                                                      you will work under the guidance of a mentor at an approved
     CISC 101 or CISC 100 Introduction to                    3/4      sponsoring automotive service facility. The knowledge and
                          Computers or                                skills gained in this setting are extremely valuable.
                          Computer Technology
                          I                                           The cost of tuition, fees, hand tools and other expenses are
     EMEC 120                   Process Data                  2       the responsibility of the student, however, since students are
                                Acquisition & Analysis                employees of sponsoring dealerships and approved service
                                                                      facilities, they can earn while they learn. Some sponsors also
     EMEC 121                   Automation Concepts           3       provide a cash bonus to be used for tuition. Although this
     EMEC 122                   Process Automation            3       bonus is not part of the regular pay, it is based on
                                Diagrams-P&ID                         performance at the sponsoring employer during the term of
                                                                      the program.
     EMEC 247                   Instrumentation,              4
                                Process, Control &                    Program Requirements
                                Measurement Systems
                                                                      Enrollment in this program is limited, so apply early. As part
                                Total Credits:             18/19      of the application process, you will be required to secure a

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sponsor for your practicums. Assistance will be provided by     MATH 103              Applications in            3
the automotive staff during the application process. You                              Mathematics
must also have a valid driver's license and be prepared to
purchase an entry level set of hand tools.                                                                       14

Program Outcomes                                                                      Summer Session
Graduates of these programs will:                               AUTO 175              Summer Practicum           4

  • Have the ability to enhance a positive attitude toward                            Third Semester
    the dignity of work and professionalism.                    AUTO 203G             Automotive Shop            3
  • Function effectively in a working team of ideologically                           Management Practices
    and culturally diverse persons.
  • Think logically and decisively in the essential areas of    AUTO/ASEP/AUTC Automotive Fuel and               3
    automotive diagnostics and problem solving.                 211            Emission Systems
  • Demonstrate competence in the use of general and            AUTO/ASEP/AUTC Advanced Engine                   3
    highly specialized tools and equipment.                     221            Performance
  • Read and comprehend technical information and
    materials from printed and electronic sources relevant to   AUTO/ASEP/AUTC Advanced Automotive               3
    the diagnosis and repair of automotive systems.             224            Studies
  • Communicate effectively with differing views on both        ENGL 151C             English II                 3
    technical and lay levels.
                                                                PHYS 152              Physical Science II        3
  • Communicate in writing, concisely and accurately,
    technical and interpersonal automotive topics.                                                               18
  • Adapt readily to the complexities of automotive
    technology and environments.                                                      Fourth Semester
  • Understand and accept learning as a lifelong                AUTO 245              Winter Practicum II        2
    requirement to enhance lives and careers.
                                                                AUTO/ASEP/AUTC Mechanical Drive                  4
Automotive Technology,                                          225            Train Systems
Associate in Applied Science Degree                             AUTO/ASEP/AUTC Automatic                         4
                                                                226            Transmission Systems
Course Code                 Course Title         Credits
                                                                GEOG 121              Intro to                   3
                            First Semester
                                                                                      Environmental
AUTO/ASEP/AUTC Automotive Engines                   4                                 Problems
101
                                                                HUMA 121              The American Work          3
AUTO/ASEP/AUTC Automotive Brakes                    3                                 Experience
103
                                                                                                                 16
AUTO/ASEP/AUTC Automotive                           3
104            Suspension &                                                           Total Credits:             68
               Alignment
                                                                 • ASEP are GM-specific courses and AUTC are Chrysler-
AUTO/ASEP/AUTC Automotive Electrical                3              specific courses.
105            Systems                                           • Completion of AUTO 230G satisfies the Writing
CMTH 102                    Speech                  3              Intensive (WI) requirement for this program.
                            Communication                        • Computer competencies are included in various courses
                                                                   in this program; thus, completing the program
                                                   16              automatically satisfies the computing requirement for
                                                                   this program.
                            Second Semester                      • Recommended additional non-credit courses: PA Safety
AUTO 145                    Winter Practicum I      2              Inspection and Welding for Auto Techs.
AUTO/ASEP/AUTC Automotive Air                       3           Automotive Technology,
121            Conditioning &
                                                                Specialized Diploma
               Heating Systems
AUTO/ASEP/AUTC Advanced Automotive                  3           Course Code           Course Title            Credits
125            Electronic Systems                               AUTO/ASEP/AUTC Automotive Brakes                 3
ENGL 101C                   English I               3           103



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     AUTO/ASEP/AUTC Automotive                             3         For more information on the program, please contact the
     104            Suspension &                                     Director of Automotive Programs @ 610-861-5327.
                    Alignment
                                                                     Program Outcomes
     AUTO/ASEP/AUTC Automotive Electrical                  3         Graduates of these programs will:
     105            Systems
     AUTO/ASEP/AUTC Advanced Automotive                    3           • Have the ability to enhance a positive attitude toward
     125            Electronic Systems                                   the dignity of work and professionalism.
                                                                       • Function effectively in a working team of ideologically
     AUTO 145                  Winter Practicum I          2             and culturally diverse persons.
     AUTO/ASEP/                Automotive Electives        9           • Think logically and decisively in the essential areas of
     AUTC___                                                             automotive diagnostics and problem solving.
                                                                       • Demonstrate competence in the use of general and
     MATH ___                  Mathematics Elective        3
                                                                         highly specialized tools and equipment.
                               (QL)
                                                                       • Read and comprehend technical information and
                                                                         materials from printed and electronic sources relevant to
                               Total Credits:              26            the diagnosis and repair of automotive systems.
                                                                       • Communicate effectively with differing views on both
                                                                         technical and lay levels.
     Career Potential: Automotive Service Technician, Auto             • Communicate in writing, concisely and accurately,
     Electronics Specialist, Transmission and Drive Train                technical and interpersonal automotive topics.
     Specialist, Alignment Specialist                                  • Adapt readily to the complexities of automotive
     Leading to: Service Writer, Service Manager, Shop                   technology and environments.
     Foreman, Specialty Technician, Specialty Repair Shop Owner        • Understand and accept learning as a lifelong
                                                                         requirement to enhance lives and careers.
     Automotive Technology Online                                    Automotive Technology Program - ASE Certified
     Degree for ASE Certified                                        Technicians,
                                                                     Associate in Applied Science Degree
     Technicians
                                                                     Course Code                 Course Title            Credits
     Business & Technology
                                                                     AUTO ______                 Courses taken through      33
     Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science
                                                                                                 ASE Certification
     Program Narrative                                               AUTO ______                 Courses given for 2        8
     ASE certified technicians (A1 - A8 + L1) now have a                                         years Work
     convenient and faster option for earning an associate's                                     Experience
     degree. Northampton's Automotive Technology Online              AUTO ______                 Course given for           3
     program is designed for Master ASE technicians looking to                                   45-60 hrs OEM or
     advance or change their careers. If you have the                                            non OEM training
     qualifications, you can receive 44 credits toward your degree
     from your ASE certifications. The remaining 24 credits may                                                             44
     be taken through Northampton's Online Learning division.
                                                                     AUTO 203G                   Automotive Shop            3
     Program Requirements                                                                        Management
                                                                                                 Practices*
     To enter this program you must apply to the college and
     indicate that you are interested in the online degree option.   CMTH 102                    Speech                     3
     You will need to demonstrate current ASE certifications by                                  Communication
     having ASE send your transcript directly to the college. You    ENGL 101C                   English I                  3
     may also gain credit for AUTO 224 by submitting proof of
     OEM or aftermarket training equaling 45 to 60 hours of          ENGL 151C                   English II                 3
     training.                                                       GEOG 121                    Intro to                   3
                                                                                                 Environmental
     Upon acceptance, you can start taking online courses to                                     Problems
     fulfill your degree requirements. You will need to take the
     college placement test in reading and writing before taking     HUMA 121                    The American Work          3
     English I. Please refer to the college's web site for further                               Experience
     information on placement testing.                               MATH 103                    Applications in            3
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PHYS 152                 Physical Science II          3           Students planning to pursue a graduate program in dentistry
                                                                  or medicine should contact Dr. Charles Achenbach. Students
                                                     24           interested in graduate programs in Veterinary Medicine
                                                                  should contact Dr. Charles Rinehimer. Contact the
                         Total Credits:              68           Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further information.
 • You must have completed ENGL I01 and be taking
   ENGL 151 before taking AUTO 203G.                              Program Outcomes
 • Completion of AUTO 203G satisfies the Writing                  Graduates of the program will:
   Intensive (WI) requirement for this program.
 • Computer competencies are included in various courses            • Understand fundamental concepts of Biology, which
   in this program; thus, completing the program                      characterize the various life science fields including
   automatically satisfies the computing requirement for              Botany, Environmental Science, Genetics, Cellular and
   this program.                                                      Molecular Biology and Zoology.
 • Recommended additional non-credit courses: PA Safety             • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills
   Inspection and Welding for Auto Techs.                             necessary for sharing discipline-specific knowledge and
                                                                      communicating professionally.
                                                                    • Conduct scientific inquiry and research on biological
Biological Science                                                    science topics as they relate to science, technology and
                                                                      society.
Allied Health & Sciences                                            • Proficiently function in laboratory and field settings,
                                                                      using modern scientific instrumentation, including
Degree awarded: Associate in Science
                                                                      microscopes, measuring devices, and computer
Program Narrative                                                     technology.
                                                                    • Demonstrate understanding of the fundamentals of lab
Are you interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in                 safety, to ensure both personal and environmental safety.
Biological Science? Are your career goals in the areas of           • Understand the use of the scientific method,
medicine or scientific research? Northampton's Biological             interpretation of scientific data, and scientific literature.
Science program is an affordable way to start. With a               • Be prepared to transfer to a four-year Bachelor's
curriculum that parallels the first two years of most four-year       Program or a pre-med, pre-vet, or other pre-
programs, NCC can save you thousands of dollars on your               professional program.
undergraduate degree.
                                                                  Biological Science,
NCC's program can be customized to prepare you for the
range of majors and fields that are based in biological           Associate in Science Degree
sciences, including environmental sciences, genetics,             Course Code                   Course Title            Credits
molecular biology and more. By working closely with an
advisor, you can choose the right electives, and stay on track                                  First Semester
with the requirements of the transfer college of your choice.     BIOS 107                      Biology I                  4

Program Features                                                  CHEM 120                      General Chemistry I        4
Northampton has dual admissions agreements with a variety         ENGL 101C                     English I                  3
of colleges. These arrangements enable you to have                ----------                    Mathematics Elective       3
admission to Northampton and the four-year institution you                                      (QL) +
select. You will receive close advising, and, based on your
performance, our agreements guarantee you easy transfer of                                                                 14
credits. NCC also offers a transfer agreement with
Pennsylvania State University-Berks/Lehigh Valley and State                                     Second Semester
University of New York-College of Environmental Sciences          BIOS 150                      Biology II                 4
and Forestry.
                                                                  CHEM 220                      General Chemistry II       4
Program Requirements                                              ENGL 151C                     English II                 3
We expect you to have an adequate background in chemistry         CMTH 102                      Speech                     3
and algebra. If you need to develop this background, you                                        Communication
may take the necessary preparatory classes prior to, or during
your first semester.                                              ----------                    Mathematics Elective       3
                                                                                                (QL) +
Program Notes                                                                                                              17
Please note that General Ecology and Organic Chemistry I
are only offered in the Fall semester, and Genetics and                                         Third Semester
Organic 2 are only offered in the Spring semester.

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     BIOS 2__                Biology Elective ++         4           challenges - biotechnology is changing our world in exciting
                                                                     ways. Biotech is also one of the more rapidly expanding and
     CHEM 201G               Organic Chemistry I         4           diverse areas of employment in today's economy. A career in
     ----------              Electives                   6           a biotechnology-related field could lead you to the
                                                                     development of new products and processes to improve the
                                                        14           quality of life.
                             Fourth Semester                         NCC graduates are positioned to compete for a wide range
     BIOS 2__                Biology Elective ++         4           of positions in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries,
                                                                     governmental institutions such as the FDA, USDA,
     CHEM 251G               Organic Chemistry II        4
                                                                     Department of Defense, NIH, EPA, forensics laboratories,
     ----------              Electives                   8           the cosmetic industry, biomedical research institutions and
                                                        16           the expanding field of green energy.

                             Total Credits:             61           Students entering this program should be interested in
                                                                     science and should have taken high school classes in biology,
     + Mathematics Elective options: MATH 140, 145, 150, 160,        chemistry and algebra (or the equivalent). Students who have
     175, 176, 180, 181, 210, 211. To insure transfer, electives     not taken chemistry or algebra may do so before beginning
     should be selected to meet the requirements of the              the program.
     appropriate transfer institution.
                                                                     Program Features
     ++ Biology Electives: Students are required to take two of
     three Biology courses of 206, 210 or 260. For students with     Students in NCC's Biotechnology program receive a solid
     an Environmental Science intent, BIOS 206 and 210 are           background in math and science and practical knowledge in
     recommended. For students with an Integrative Biology           biotechnology. Students also gain good laboratory and critical
     intent, BIOS 260 and either 206 or 210 are recommended.         thinking skills that make them attractive to employers in the
       • For the Electives, students must select one course from     biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry as manufacturing
          the list of approved courses in each of the following      or research technicians. In addition this program prepares
          categories: Arts & Humanities (AH); Social Science:        students to transfer to a four year institution should they
          Societies and Institutions over Time (SIT) and Social      want to pursue a Bachelors degree in Biotechnology.
          Science: Scientific Study of Human Behavior (SSHB).
       • One course must be designated Diversity (D).                The program can be completed on a part time or full time
       • Completion of CHEM 201G satisfies the program-              basis.
          related Writing Intensive (WI) requirement. In addition,
                                                                     Optional Fifth Semester for Biotechnology AAS Degree
          one Elective course must be taken in a Writing Intensive
          (WI) section.                                              Students in the program have the option to acquire additional
       • Computer competencies are included in various               skills by attending a capstone semester at Penn State focusing
          program courses. Thus, completing the program              on nanotechnology. This optional fifth semester of study will
          automatically satisfies the computing requirement for      provide students with hands-on experience using state-of-
          this program.                                              the-art equipment found in industries that apply
                                                                     nanotechnology. Students who are interested in pursuing this
     Career Potential: Leading to transfer degrees for careers in:   training should work closely with their advisor to ensure that
     Research, Teaching, Medicine, Forestry Management,              they choose those electives that will best prepare them for
     Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Technology, Environmental         the capstone semester.
     Studies, Veterinary Medicine
                                                                     Program Outcomes
     NCC students have transferred to: Cedar Crest College,
     East Stroudsburg University Florida Institute of Technology,    Graduates of the program will:
     Kutztown University, Millersville University, Moravian
     College Pennsylvania State University, Rochester Institute of     • Demonstrate the ability to work in a typical
     Technology, Temple University, University of Colorado, West         biotechnology laboratory or manufacturing facility while
     Chester University, Many others nationwide                          following appropriate safety procedures and regulations.
                                                                       • Demonstrate an understanding of biotechnological
                                                                         principles and concepts.
     Biotechnology                                                     • Demonstrate proficiency in the practice and theory of
                                                                         modern biotechnology instrumentation.
     Allied Health & Sciences                                          • Show the ability to follow instructions and work both
     Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science                        independently and collaboratively on a wide variety of
                                                                         projects.
     Program Narrative
     Major improvements in agriculture, breakthroughs in health
     care, energy production, solutions to environmental

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  • Demonstrate literacy in data manipulation and analysis                               Human Behavior
    using computerized spreadsheets and graphing                                         Elective (SSHB)+
    programs.
  • Apply statistics to analyze the credibility of scientific                                                    17
    results.
                                                                                         Fourth Semester
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate results both
    orally and through written reports in an effective and      BIOT 200                 Aseptic Processing      3
    efficient manner.
  • Apply all the steps of the scientific method to research,   BIOT 202                 Biotechnology           1
    design, perform, and report on a solution to a scientific                            Seminar
    problem.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply results of previous        BIOT 220                 General                 4
    research to new experimental applications.                                           Biotechnology
                                                                MATH 150                 Introductory Statistics 3
Biotechnology,
                                                                ----------               Arts and Humanities     3
Associate in Applied Science Degree
                                                                                         Elective (AH) +
Course Code                Course Title            Credits      ----------               Elective +              3
                           First Semester                                                                        17
BIOS 107                   Biology I               4
                                                                                         Total Credits:          67/69/70
BIOT 184                   Introduction to         3
                           Biotechnology
CHEM 120                   General Chemistry I     4            *Internship is highly recommended. Students who elect
                                                                not to take or are unable to secure an internship are required
ENGL 101                   English I (Report       3            to take one of the restricted elective courses to complete the
                           Writing)                             AAS degree: BUSA 101, BUSA 114, BUSA 260, CMTH 105,
MATH 140                   College Algrebra        3            SOCA 103 or CHEM 251.
                                                   17           + One course must be designated Writing Intensive (WI) and
                                                                one Diversity (D).
                           Second Semester                      Nanofabrication Specialization (Optional 5th Semester)
BIOS 150                   Biology II              4            Semester at the Nanofabrication Facility at Pennsylvania State
                                                                University, Main Campus
BIOT 185                   Biotechnology           4
                           Techniques                           NANF 211                 Materials, Safety and 3
                                                                                         Equipment Overview
CHEM 220                   General Chemistry II    4                                     for Nanofabrication
ENGL 151                   English II (Report      3            NANF 212                 Basic Nanofabrication 3
                           Writing Option)                                               Processes
                                                   15           NANF 213                 Thin Films in           3
                                                                                         Nanofabrication
                           Summer Session
                                                                NANF 214                 Lithography for         3
BIOT 188 or                Biotechnology           1/3/4
                                                                                         Nanofabrication
---------                  Internship or
                           Restricted Elective *                NANF 215                 Materials Modification 3
                                                                                         in Nanofabrication
                           Third Semester                       NANF 216                 Characterization,      3
BIOS 202                   Microbiology            4                                     Packaging, and Testing
                                                                                         of Nanofabricated
BIOT 190                   Industrial              3                                     Structures
                           Biotechnology
                                                                                                                 18
CHEM 201                   Organic Chemistry I     4
CMTH 102                   Speech                  3
                                                                Career Potential: Laboratory Technician, Process
                           Communication
                                                                Supervisor, Quality Control Technician, Manufacturing
----------                 Social Science:         3            Operator/Technician, Research Technician, Forensic Lab
                           Scientific Study of                  Technician, Environmental Lab Technician


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     Business Administration                                                                  First Semester
                                                                      ACCT 101                Financial Accounting I     3
     Business & Technology
                                                                      CISC 101                Introduction to            3
     Degree awarded: Associate in Arts
                                                                                              Computers
     Program Narrative                                                CMTH 102                Speech                     3
     For practical, business-minded students, Northampton is a                                Communication
     great way to save money while getting the first two years of a   ENGL 101C               English I                  3
     degree completed. Our Business Administration program
     prepares you for transfer into a four-year institution in the    ----------              General Education          3
     fields of accounting, business, economics, finance,                                      Elective +
     marketing, and business administration. The program is                                                              15
     accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools
     and Programs (ACBSP).                                                                    Second Semester

     By working closely with an advisor, you can carefully select     ACCT 151                Financial Accounting       3
     your courses and ensure that all of your credits will transfer                           II
     and be applicable to your ultimate degree goals. We also         BUSA 152                Business Law I             3
     recommend that you refer often to the catalog of the college
                                                                      ENGL 151 C              English II                 3
     or university to which you plan to transfer.
                                                                      MATH____                Mathematics Elective       3
     Program Features                                                                         (QL) ++
     NCC's Business Administration program offers a balanced          ----------              General Education          3
     mix of liberal arts and specialized courses. Classes in                                  Elective +
     accounting, business law, economics and statistics provide the
     foundation you'll need as you advance in the business world.                                                        15

     This program can be completed in the day or evening, on a                                Third Semester
     full-time or part-time basis. If you are entering the Business   ACCT 202                Managerial                 3
     Administration or Business Management degree programs in                                 Accounting
     the evening, you can generally take most required courses
     during any semester, if you have the prerequisites. A few        BUSA 201                Business Statistics I      4
     courses are not offered in the evening every semester so it's    ECON 201                Macroeconomics             3
     important to develop your schedule accordingly to avoid any
                                                                      -----------             General Education          3
     delay in graduation.
                                                                                              Elective +
     Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further        -----------             Mathematics (QL) or       3/4
     information.                                                                             Science (SCI) Elective
                                                                                              ++
     Program Outcomes
                                                                                                                       16/17
     Graduates of the program will:
                                                                                              Fourth Semester
       • Transfer to four-year institutions in the fields of
         accounting, finance, management, marketing,                  ECON 251G               Microeconomics             3
         economics, and business administration.                      ----------              Science Elective (SCI)    3/4
       • Develop a strong foundation of general business                                      ++
         knowledge.
       • Gain an exposure to courses in Social Science and            ----------              Business Elective ++       3
         Liberal Arts.                                                                        +
       • Possess an understanding of basic computer                   ----------              General Education          3
         applications.                                                                        Elective +
       • Possess skills necessary to communicate ideas effectively
         in college, in business, and in life.                        ----------              Elective ++++              3
       • Gain an understanding of business ethics and their                                                            15/16
         application in business.
                                                                                              Total Credits:           61/63
     Business Administration
     Associate in Arts Degree                                         + For the General Education Electives, students must select
                                                                      one course from the list of approved courses in Arts &
     Course Code                Course Title           Credits        Humanities (AH), three Social Science courses (Societies and

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Institutions over Time (SIT) or Scientific Study of Human          insight into the global market economy. The International
Behavior (SSHB), one of which must be Social Science:              Business Practice Firm also enhances critical thinking,
Societies and Institutions over Time (SIT).                        problem solving and communication skills.
++ The student is required to take a total of three courses in
Mathematics (QL) and/or Science (SCI); one of which must           Our Business Management associate's degree program
be a Mathematics course and one a Science course. The third        accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools
course may be either Mathematics or Science. Only the              and Programs (ACBSP). As you near graduation, your
following Mathematics courses will count as requirements or        instructors and the professionals in Northampton's Career
electives for the degree: MATH 140, 165, 175, 176, 180, 181.       Services Office can help you find employment in your area
                                                                   of interest.
+++ Business Elective options: ACCT 201, 205, 251; BUSA
101, 131, 202, 205, 221, 226, 235.                                 Program Requirements
++++ The Elective should be chosen based on its                    The Business Management Program contains provisions for
transferability and applicability to the AA degree as listed in    three credits of free electives in addition to the General
the elective section of the catalog.                               Education electives. This program can be completed in the
                                                                   day or evening, on a full-time or part-time basis. Traditional
 • Completion of ECON 251G satisfies the program-                  day students must take Principles of Marketing (BUSA 131)
   related Writing Intensive (WI) requirement. In addition,        and Human Resource Management (BUSA 226) in a fall
   one General Education Elective must be taken in a               semester; Management Fundamentals (BUSA 205) is to be
   Writing Intensive (WI) section.                                 taken in a spring semester.
 • Completion of ENGL 151C satisfies the Diversity (D)
   requirement.                                                    Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further
                                                                   information.
The AS in Business Administration prepares you for
these other areas of concentration: Accounting,                    Program Outcomes
Marketing, Management, Human Resource Management,
                                                                   Graduates of the program will:
Business Communications, Economics, Leading to positions
in: Corporate, Small Business Management                             • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication
NCC students have transferred to: Bloomsburg University,               skills necessary to work effectively with people in the
DeSales University, East Stroudsburg University, Kutztown              business field.
University, Moravian College, Pennsylvania State University,         • Apply general business concepts in the areas of
Temple University, West Chester University                             accounting/finance, economics, management, and
                                                                       marketing.
Business Management                                                  • Demonstrate proficiency in current office information
                                                                       technology.
Business & Technology                                                • Discuss ethical, moral, and legal issues associated with
Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science                           the professional working environment and be able to
                                                                       apply ethical concepts in business-like situations.
Program Narrative                                                    • Develop team skills in completing everyday business
If you're ready to get started, Northampton's Business                 tasks through participation in a virtual enterprise
Management program will prepare you for a career in                    capstone experience.
business, government or non-profit organizations. This
                                                                   Business Management,
program is designed for those looking to enter the business
world upon graduation rather than transferring to a four-year      Associate in Applied Science Degree
institution. Our program emphasizes the practical                  Course Code                Course Title           Credits
applications of business studies. For those interested in
pursuing a four-year degree, we recommend our Business                                        First Semester
Administration degree.                                             BUSA 131                   Principles of              3
                                                                                              Marketing
Program Features
                                                                   CISC 101                   Introduction to            3
The program offers a strong foundation of common core
                                                                                              Computers
course work on which to build your managerial skills. You'll
also complete a capstone experience called the International       CMTH 102                   Speech                     3
Business Practice Firm, a virtual business in a state-of-the-art                              Communication
facility. Through this experience, you will perform various        ENGL 101C                  English I                  3
business functions (i.e. Accounting, Human Resources,
Marketing/Sales, and Purchasing/Inventory Control) as the          MATH___                    Mathematics Elective       3
firm transacts business with students in other simulated                                      (QL) +
companies in the U.S. and in other countries. This hands-on                                                             15
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                             Second Semester                        Career Potential: Self-Employment, Management Trainee,
                                                                    Entry-level Positions, Leading to: Corporate Management,
     ACCT 101                Financial Accounting I     3           Sales Management
     CISC 104                Microcomputer              4
                             Applications                           Chemistry
     BUSA 152                Business Law I             3
                                                                    Allied Health & Sciences
     BUSA 205                Management                 3
                                                                    Degree awarded: Associate in Science
                             Fundamentals
     ENGL 151                English II                 3           Program Narrative
                                                       16           If you are interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in
                                                                    chemistry or a career in the areas of medicine or scientific
                             Third Semester                         research, Northampton's Chemistry program is an affordable
                                                                    way to start. With a curriculum that parallels the first two
     ACCT 155                Accounting for             3           years of most four-year programs, NCC can save you
                             Managers                               thousands of dollars on your undergraduate degree. By
     BUSA 221G               Business                   3           working closely with an advisor, you can choose the right
                             Communications                         electives, and stay on track with the requirements of the
                                                                    transfer college of your choice.
     BUSA 226                Human Resources            3
                             Management                             Another option some graduates have chosen is to enter the
     ECON 201                Macroeconomics             3           job market upon completion of their two-year Chemistry
                                                                    degree. NCC's program prepares you for the range of fields
     ----------              General Education          3
                                                                    that are based in chemistry, including environmental
                             Elective
                                                                    sciences, manufacturing, biotechnology and more.
                                                       15
                                                                    Program Features
                             Fourth Semester                        Northampton has dual admissions agreements with a variety
     BUSA 211                Personal Finance           3           of colleges. These arrangements enable you to have
                                                                    admission to Northampton and the four-year institution you
     BUSA 260                International Business     3           select. You will receive close advising, and, based on
                             Practice Firm                          your performance, our agreements guarantee you easy
     BUSA___                 Business Elective ++       3           transfer of credits. Courses in this program are offered
                                                                    primarily during the day.
     ----------              General Education          3
                             Elective                               Program Requirements
     ----------              Elective                   3           While there are no special admissions requirements for the
                                                       15           Chemistry program, certain courses in the program require a
                                                                    background in English, algebra, and chemistry. If you are
                             Total Credits:            61           lacking background in these areas, you should acquire it
                                                                    during the summer preceding your first semester.
     + Mathematics Elective options: MATH 140, 150, 160, 165,       Northampton's admissions and counseling staff can answer
     175, 176, 180, 181                                             any questions or concerns you may have regarding your
     ++ Business Elective options: BUSA 114, 115, 137, 141, 201,    enrollment into this program.
     202, 231, 235, 252, 261, 262, 263, 264, 272, 293 (BUSA 293 -
     Special Studies requires permission from the department)       Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further
       • For the General Education Electives, students must take    information.
          two courses from at least two of the following areas:
          Arts & Humanities (AH); Social Science: Societies and     Program Outcomes
          Institutions over Time (SIT) or (Social Science:          Graduates of the program will:
          Scientific Study of Human Behavior (SSHB). Note:
          ECON 201 is required, so only one additional SSHB           • Demonstrate the ability to solve problems and explain
          course may be used as a General Education Elective.           chemical processes.
       • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).            • Apply scientific principles and skills in conducting
       • Completion of BUSA 221G satisfies the Writing                  experiments, and in the use of instrumentation and
          Intensive (WI) requirement.                                   analysis of results.
                                                                      • Present research in acceptable written and oral format
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  • Demonstrate the ability to work successfully in             • For the General Education Electives, students must
    independent and collaborative settings.                       select one course from the list of approved courses in
  • Demonstrate best practice of safety and laboratory            each of the following categories: Arts and Humanities
    techniques and procedures.                                    (AH); Social Science: Societies and Institutions over
                                                                  Time (SIT) and Social Science: Scientific Study of
Chemistry,                                                        Human Behavior (SSHB).
Associate in Science Degree                                     • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).
                                                                • Completion of CHEM 201G satisfies the program-
Course Code                   Course Title           Credits      related Writing Intensive (WI) requirement. In addition,
                              First Semester                      one General Education Elective must be taken in a
                                                                  Writing Intensive (WI) section.
CHEM 120                      General Chemistry I*   4          • Computer competencies are included in various
CMTH 102                      Speech                 3            program courses, specifically CHEM 120, 220, 210G,
                              Communication                       and 251. Thus, completing the program automatically
                                                                  satisfies the computing requirement for this program.
ENGL 101C                     English 1              3
MATH 180                      Calculus I**           4         NCC students have transferred to: East Stroudsburg
                                                               University, Kutztown University, Lafayette College, Lehigh
                                                     14
                                                               University, Lock Haven University, Penn State University,
                              Second Semester                  University of Hawaii
                                                               The A.S. in CHEMISTRY prepares you for these other
CHEM 220                      General Chemistry II   4         areas of study: Medical School, Biotechnology, and a
ENGL 151C                     English II             3         multitude of chemistry related industries.
MATH 181                      Calculus II            4
----------                    General Education      3
                                                               Communication Design
                              Elective                         Humanities & Social Sciences
                                                     14        Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science
                                                               Two options: New Media and Print/Web
                              Third Semester
CHEM 201G                     Organic Chemistry I    4         Program Narrative
PHYS 215                      Physics for Science    5         Communication design is a dynamic and growing profession
                              and Engineering I                in the new media marketplace. Development in new Internet
                                                               technology and capabilities, as well as the proliferation of
----------                    General Education      3         PDAs, require people with interactive design skills and
                              Elective                         knowledge to create content for these new communication
----------                    General Education      3         networks. The Communication Design program will assist
                              Elective                         you in developing the creative, conceptual and technical skills
                                                               necessary to meet the challenge of digital, print, and new
                                                     15        media marketplaces and will offer the opportunity to gain
                                                               employment in the field, or to transfer to a four-year
                              Fourth Semester
                                                               institution. You'll be prepared to work within the social
CHEM 251                      Organic Chemistry II   4         networking world of Twitter and Facebook; you'll be able to
PHYS 225                      Physics for Science    5         use blogs, wikis and YouTube; you'll know how to launch
                              and Engineering II               ideas and apps through the iPod, iPAD, and iPhone.

----------                    Electives              8         The Communication Design program will assist you in
                                                               developing the creative, conceptual and technical skills
                                                     17        necessary to meet the challenge of the digital, print, and new
                                                               media marketplaces and create the opportunity for you to
                              Total Credits:         60        gain employment in the field, or to transfer to a four year
                                                               institution. The program offers students an opportunity to
                                                               select a 'specialized track' in their second year of studies -
* Students that are not CHEM 120 ready for their first         either Print/Web or New Media.
semester should take CHEM 011 first.
                                                               Hands-On Learning
** Students that are not MATH 180 ready for the first
semester should take MATH 160 or 140 first. It is highly       Northampton's Communication Design program offers you
recommended that all students start their math sequence in     a well-balanced education through classroom and computer
the first semester                                             lab learning experiences under the supervision of talented

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     and experienced instructors, in the College's state-of-the-art   ENGL 101C              English I                  3
     facilities. This education will be critical when you enter the
     workforce or transfer to baccalaureate degree programs.                                                            16

     Who should apply for this program?                                                      Second Semester
                                                                      ARTA 110               Principles of 3-D          3
       • High school graduates.                                                              Design
       • College students.
       • Individuals presently employed in the communications         ARTA 124               Drawing II                 3
         field seeking an opportunity to upgrade current skills       ARTA 130               Introduction to Web        3
         and knowledge.                                                                      Site Design
       • Individuals considering a career change.
                                                                      ARTA 180               Digital Design and         3
     Job Opportunities                                                                       Typography I
     As a graduate of the Communication Design you can expect         ENGL 151               English II                 3
     to find employment as a graphic designer, computer graphics                                                        15
     artist, free-lance designer, web designer, or new media
     designer with such employers as advertising agencies, graphic                           Third Semester
     design studios, newspapers, publication companies, in-house
     corporate communication departments, to name a few.              ARTA 131               Intro to 3-D               3
                                                                                             Computer Animation
     Program Requirements                                             ARTA 132               Web Animation with         3
     Applicants to the program should contact the Admissions                                 Flash
     Office at 610-761-5500 for general information on applying       ARTA 181               Digital Design and         3
     to the College. You can visit the Art Department web site for                           Typography II
     specific details on the Communication Design program and
     to view examples of student work. The URL is http://             ARTA 230               New Media Theory           3
     art.northampton.edu.                                                                    and Practice
     *Program course of studies offered only in the day.              CMTH 102               Speech                     3
                                                                                             Communication
     Program Outcomes
                                                                      ----------             Elective +                 3
     Graduates of the program will:
                                                                                                                        18
       • Recognize and use technical and aesthetic terminology
         of communication design.                                                            Fourth Semester
       • Create work that exhibits proficiency in both design and     ARTA 133               Advanced 3-D               3
         technical aspects of new media including print, web,                                Computer Animation
         motion design, and video game design.
       • Demonstrate an understanding of the design industries'       ARTA 136               Interactive                3
         best-practices and theories that reflect current and                                Programming with
         historical cultural trends.                                                         Flash ActionScript
       • Understand basic principles and practices of marketing       ARTA 231               New Media                  3
         and advertising.                                                                    Production
       • Create a professional design portfolio (hard copy and
         web) and professional identity kit.                          ARTA 285               Portfolio Workshop         3
       • Be prepared for an entry-level position in                   ----------             Social Science:            3
         communication design.                                                               Societies and
                                                                                             Institutions over Time
     Communication Design - New Media Option,                                                Elective (SIT)
     Associate in Applied Science Degree                              ----------             Social Science:            3
     Course Code                Course Title            Credits                              Scientific Study of
                                                                                             Human Behavior
                                First Semester                                               Elective (SSHB)
     ARTA 101                   Art History Survey         3                                                            18
     ARTA 107                   Drawing I                  3
                                                                                             Total Credits:             67
     ARTA 111                   Principles of 2-D          3
                                Design and Color                      + Suggested Elective: ARTA 138, 240, 282.
     ARTA 170                   Computer Graphics          4

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 • One course should be designated as Diversity (D)                 ARTA 285                   Portfolio Workshop            3
 • Students must take one Social Science (SIT or SSHB) in
   a Writing Intensive (WI) section.                                CMTH 102                   Speech                        3
 • Computer competencies and mathematics outcomes are                                          Communication
   included in various courses in this program. Thus,               ----------                 Social Science:               3
   completing the program automatically satisfies the                                          Societies and
   computing and mathematics requirements for this                                             Institutions over Time
   program.                                                                                    Elective (SIT)

NOTE: This program requires attendance of day classes and can not   ----------                 Social Science:               3
be completed taking only evening classes.                                                      Scientific Study of
                                                                                               Human Behavior
Communication Design - Print/Web Option,                                                       Elective (SSHB)
Associate in Applied Science Degree                                 ----------                 Elective +                    3
                                                                                                                          18/19
Course Code                Course Title              Credits
                           First Semester                                                      Total Credits:             64/65
ARTA 101                   Art History Survey            3          + Suggested Elective: ARTA 131, 136, 164 or 256.
ARTA 107                   Drawing I                     3           • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).
ARTA 111                   Principles of 2-D             3           • Students must take one Social Science Elective (SIT or
                           Design and Color                            SSHB) in a Writing Intensive (WI) section.
                                                                     • Computer competencies and mathematics outcomes are
ARTA 170                   Computer Graphics             4             included in various courses in this program. Thus,
ENGL 101C                  English I                     3             completing the program automatically satisfies the
                                                                       computing and mathematics requirements for this
                                                        16
                                                                       program.
                           Second Semester
                                                                    NOTE: This program requires attendance of day classes and can not
ARTA 110                   Principles of 3-D             3          be completed taking only evening classes.
                           Design
                                                                    Career Potential: Assistant Art Director, Computer Graphic
ARTA 124                   Drawing II                    3
                                                                    Artist, Newspaper/Magazine layout, Package Design, Pre-
ARTA 130                   Introduction to Web           3          Press Technician, Illustrator, Web Designer, Corporate
                           Site Design                              Communications Designer
ARTA 180                   Digital Design and            3
                                                                    NCC Communication Design graduates have
                           Typography I
                                                                    transferred to:
ENGL 151                   English II                    3
                                                                     • Cedar Crest College
                                                        15
                                                                     • Kuztown University
                           Third Semester                            • Moravian College
                                                                     • School of Visual (NYC)
ARTA 132                   Web Animation with            3           • Pratt Institute (NYC)
                           Flash                                     • Tyler School of Art at Temple University (Philadelphia)
ARTA 181                   Digital Design and            3           • University of the Arts (Philadelphia)
                           Typography II                             • Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah,
                                                                       Georgia)
ARTA 190                   Creative Designs              3           • Ringling College of Art and Design (Sarasota, Florida)
ARTA 240                   Advanced Web Site             3           • Academy of Art University (San Francisco, CA)
                           Design                                    • Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY)
ARTA 282                   Digital Photography           3
                                                        15

                           Fourth Semester
ARTA 210 or                Package Design or           3/4
CISC 128                   Client-Side Scripting


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     Communication Studies                                               Course Code   Course Title              Credits
                                                                                       First Semester
     Humanities & Social Sciences
                                                                         CMTH 102      Speech                      3
     Degree awarded: Associate in Arts
                                                                                       Communication
     Program Narrative                                                   ENGL 101C     English I                   3
     Advertising, politics, journalism, public relations - a career in   PSYC 103      Introduction to             3
     any of these diverse fields can be exciting and fulfilling. And                   Psychology
     it can start with a degree in Communications Studies from
     Northampton.                                                        MATH___       Mathematics Elective        3
                                                                                       (QL)
     Northampton's Communications Studies program offers                 ----------    Elective +                  3
     courses that are commonly taken during the first two years
     of a bachelor's degree in the field. Working closely with your                                                15
     advisor, you can plan a schedule that will prepare you for
     entry to a four-year college.                                                     Second Semester
                                                                         CMTH 214      Interpersonal               3
     With a BA, you can look forward to employment                                     Communication
     opportunities in a wide range of areas, including health care,
     the performing arts, education, the media, radio and TV             ENGL 151C     English II                  3
     broadcasting and more. Even if you don't plan to go into a          SOCA 103G     Principles of               3
     specific communications-related field, a communications                           Sociology
     degree will help you be more versatile and flexible in your
                                                                         ----------    Science Elective (SCI)      4
     work. You may also find that you can change career paths
     with ease.                                                          ----------    Elective +                  3
                                                                                                                   16
     Our program is available at NCC's Bethlehem and Monroe
     campuses. Courses are primarily offered in the daytime.                           Third Semester
     Program Features                                                    CMTH 215      Intercultural               3
     Our program provides a well-rounded background in                                 Communication
     communication and general education that will prepare you           CMTH 231      Small Group                 3
     to transfer to a four-year university. In addition to the general                 Communication
     education core requirements, the program requires 12 hours
     of communication studies courses. To suit your future plans,        ----------    Social Science: Society     3
     a variety of electives in the communications field allow you                      and Institutions over
     to customize your studies in key areas such as mass                               Time Elective (SIT)
     communications, technology, business, and the performing            ----------    Arts and Humanities         3
     arts. Finally, the program requires you to take specific courses                  Elective (AH)
     in fields that have impacted communication studies, such as
                                                                         ----------    Elective +                  3
     sociology and psychology.
                                                                                                                   15
     Program Outcomes
     Graduates of the program will:                                                    Fourth Semester
                                                                         CMTH 230G     Introduction to             3
       • Transfer to a four-year college or university.                                Communication
       • Demonstrate a clear understanding of, and ability to                          Theory
         think critically about, communication in theory and
         practice.                                                       ----------    Social Science: Society     3
       • Demonstrate effective use of communication skills and                         and Institutions over
         experience to be an effective group member and/or                             Time Elective (SIT)
         leader.                                                         ----------    Mathematics (QL) or        3/4
       • Adapt communication skills to a variety of audiences                          Science (SCI) Elective
         and contexts.
       • Communicate effectively within a culturally diverse             ----------    Electives +                 6
         society.                                                                                                15/16

     Communication Studies,                                                            Total Credits:            61/62
     Associate in Arts Degree


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+Electives must be selected from those courses which are      As a student in our program, you will learn computer aided
AA eligible or those below:                                   design layout and 3D solid modeling definition. You will also
Mass Communication                                            gain the knowledge of design and drafting needed for
                                                              multiple disciplines, including mechanical, civil, architectural
 •   CMTH 104 - Mass Media and Society                        and electrical engineering and design.
 •   CMTH 126 - The Communication Arts
 •   CMTH 220 - Introduction to Film                          Most major courses are offered during the day in the fall and
 •   CMTH 225G - Scriptwriting                                spring. All other courses are offered both day and evening.
 •   JOUR 101 - Journalism and Society
 •   JOUR 102 - Copyediting                                   Program Features
 •   JOUR 103 - Newswriting                                   Courses offer a mix of classroom lecture and hands-on
 •   JOUR 203 - Writing for Public Relations                  experience in the Computer Aided Design Lab. This well-
                                                              rounded education will prepare you for a position in today's
Business                                                      engineering office environment where computer skills are
                                                              essential.
 •   BUSA 101 - Introduction to Business
 •   BUSA 115 - Introduction to International Business        As a graduate of Northampton's program, you will be
 •   BUSA 131 - Principles of Marketing                       qualified for employment as an entry-level mechanical
 •   BUSA 137 - Principles of Selling                         designer, design drafter, CAD operator or
 •   BUSA 152 - Business Law I                                CAD Technician. Professionals in Northampton's
                                                              placement and counseling offices, as well as instructors
Performing Arts                                               within the program, will assist you in meeting your
                                                              employment and career goals.
 •   CMTH105 - Public Speaking
 •   CMTH 110 - Introduction to Theatre                       If you are a student from an area vocational-technical school,
 •   CMTH 111 - Acting I                                      you may receive advanced placement for work completed at
 •   CMTH 212 - Acting II                                     the vocational-technical school. If you have had previous
 •   CMTH/ENGL 211 - Plays: Classical to Contemporary         related experience, you may challenge some of the
 •   CMTH 206 - Directing                                     introductory courses such as engineering graphics, and
 •   CMTH 189 - Stage Voice and Movement                      receive credit.

Communication Technology                                      Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further
                                                              information.
 •   ARTA 130 - Introduction to Web Site Design
 •   ARTA 170 - Computer Graphics                             Program Outcomes
 •   ARTA 171 - Desktop Publishing                            Graduates of the program will:
 •   CMTH 115 - Technical Theatre
 •   CMTH 117 - Stagecraft                                      • Demonstrate an ability to work independently and apply
 •   CMTH 180 - Multimedia Production                             interpersonal and technical skills to solve problems as a
 •   CMTH 182 - Advanced Multimedia Production                    member of a multi-disciplinary team.
                                                                • Demonstrate proficient drafting and computer skills in
Career Potential: Media, Advertising, Performing Arts             using AutoCAD to create mechanical designs for
Health Care, Politics Radio-TV/Broadcasting, Public               product parts, assemblies and system configurations,
Relations, Business/Marketing, Social/Human Services,             apply appropriate drafting standards, dimensioning and
Education, Journalism                                             tolerancing for same.
                                                                • Demonstrate competent technical writing skills.
Computer Aided Design                                           • Demonstrate competent speaking skills when working
                                                                  with diverse groups.
Business & Technology                                           • Demonstrate competent technical vocabulary and
Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science                      AutoCAD 2D and 3D drafting skills applicable to a
                                                                  variety of engineering disciplines, including mechanical,
Program Narrative                                                 electrical, architectural, and civil engineering.
Computer Aided Design is the state of the art technology in
fields such as industrial design and architecture.
Northampton's Computer Aided Design program integrates
the specialized knowledge and skills of design with the
power, speed and diversity of computers using state-of-the-
industry CAD software. This program will prepare you for a
variety of positions or offer you valuable training to stay
competitive if you are already employed within the field.

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     Computer Aided Design,                                        • For the General Education Elective, students must
     Associate in Applied Science Degree                             select one course from the list of approved courses in
                                                                     one of the following categories: Arts & Humanities
     Course Code                Course Title           Credits       (AH); or Social Science: Society and Institutions over
                                First Semester                       Time (SIT).
                                                                   • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).
     CISC 101                   Introduction to           3        • Completion of both ENGG 220 and 230 satisfies the
                                Computers                            Writing Intensive (WI) requirement for this program.
     ENGG 100                   Engineering Graphics      3        • Computer competencies are included in various courses
                                                                     in this program. Thus, completing the program
     ENGG 115                   Computer Aided            3          automatically satisfies the computing requirements for
                                Design I                             this program.
     ENGL 101C                  English I                 3
                                                                 Career Potential: Mechanical Designer, Design
     MATH 140                   College Algebra           3      Draftsperson, CAD Technician, CAD Operator,
                                                         15      Manufacturing Drafting Technician

                                Second Semester
                                                                 Computer Information Systems
     ENGG 125                   Manufacturing             3
                                Processes                        Business & Technology
     ENGG 261                   Computer Aided            3      Degree awarded: Associate in Science
                                Design II
                                                                 Program Narrative
     ENGL 151                   English II +              3      Northampton's associate's degree in Computer Information
     MATH 145                   Trigonometry              3      Systems program parallels the first two years of most
                                                                 information systems bachelor's degree programs. By working
     ----------                 General Education         3
                                                                 closely with your advisor, you can earn transferable credits
                                Elective (AH or SIT)
                                                                 that will allow you to enter a four-year institution with the
                                                         15      first two years of course material completed. You'll save
                                                                 thousands of dollars on your education in the process.
                                Third Semester
     CMTH 102                   Speech                    3      Our curriculum includes computer programming,
                                Communication                    introductory computer architecture, and general education
                                                                 courses. A computer science elective will allow you to expand
     EMEC 101                   Electrical                3      your knowledge in the area of operating systems or
                                Fundamentals                     microcomputers.
     ENGG 220                   Design Project            3
                                                                 Program Features
     ENGG 262                   Computer Aided            3      Depending on your plans and available time, you can
                                Design III                       complete this program in two years of full-time study with
     PHYS 101                   Physics I                 4      day and evening classes, or in three years of part-time
                                                                 evening study.
                                                         16
                                                                 Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further
                                Fourth Semester
                                                                 information.
     ENGG205                    Parametric Modeling       3
                                                                 Program Outcomes
     ENGG 230                   Team Project              3
                                                                 Graduates of the program will:
     PHYS 151                   Physics II                4
     ----------                 Electives                 6        • Possess a fundamental and comprehensive
                                                                     understanding of the current field of computing upon
                                                         16          which future growth within the field can be realized.
                                                                   • Be equipped with computer competencies necessary to
                                Total Credits:           62          compete in the business world.
                                                                   • Use critical thinking to evaluate computing problems
     + Students are strongly advised to select the Technical         and explore options for their solution.
     Writing option of ENGL 151.                                   • Apply effective approaches for problem solving and
                                                                     data modeling.



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 • Solve problems related to business computing and                                Total Credits:            62/63
   implement these solutions.
 • Possess an awareness of the ethical concerns of        + Mathematics Elective options: MATH 140, 145, 160, 175,
   computing professionals.                               176, 181, 210, 211
                                                          ++ CISC Elective options: CISC 104, 106, 270
Computer Information Systems,                               • The General Education Electives specified above must
Associate in Science Degree                                    be selected from the list of approved courses in each of
                                                               the categories: Arts and Humanities (AH); Social
Course Code           Course Title              Credits
                                                               Science: Society and Institutions over Time (SIT) and
                      First Semester                           Social Science: Scientific Study of Human Behavior
CISC 115              Computer Science I          4            (SSHB).
                                                            • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).
ENGL 101C             English I                   3         • Two courses must be taken in Writing Intensive (WI)
MATH___               Mathematics Elective        3            sections. One must be selected from among the General
                      (QL) +                                   Education Electives; the second must be selected from:
                                                               PHIL 111G, PHIL 202G, or PSYC 103G.
----------            Social Science: Society     3         • All Electives must be chosen from the list of courses
                      and Institutions over                    which are applicable to AA and AS degrees, and should
                      Time Elective (SIT)                      be chosen with transferability in mind.
----------            Elective                    3
                                                          Career Potential: Systems Manager
                                                  16
                                                          NCC students have transferred to: DeSales University,
                      Second Semester                     East Stroudsburg University, Muhlenberg College, Rutgers
CISC 125              Computer Science II         4       University, Temple University, Pennsylvania State University,
                                                          Millersville University
CMTH 102              Speech                      3
                      Communication
ENGL 151              English II                  3
                                                          Computer Information
MATH 165 or           Applied Calculus or        3/4      Technology: Application
MATH 180              Calculus I                          Development
----------            Elective                    3
                                                          Business & Technology
                                                16/17     Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science
                      Third Semester                      Northampton's Computer Information Technology program
CISC 230              Data Structures &           4       prepares you for employment upon graduation. The first year
                      Algorithm Analysis                  of the program is designed to provide a strong foundation in
                                                          basic PC applications, operating systems and client-side
----------            Science Elective (SCI)      4       scripting. You can then choose from several options for
----------            Arts and Humanities         3       specialization, depending upon your area of interest.
                      Elective (AH)
                                                          You can complete an associate's degree in Computer
----------            Elective                    3       Information Technology in two years of full-time study with
                                                  14      day and evening classes, or in three or four years of part-time
                                                          study. If you wish, you can also complete multiple
                      Fourth Semester                     specializations. For instance, a student can complete both the
CISC 225              Computer                    4       networking and security options. Doing so will add only one
                      Organization                        year of additional full time study, however you will finish
                                                          with two associate's degrees, making you an even more
CISC___               CISC Elective ++            3       competitive candidate in the job market.
----------            Social Science:             3
                      Scientific Study of                 The program also offers two specialized diplomas for those
                      Human Behavior                      students who may already have college degrees but are now
                      Elective (SSHB)                     seeking to retrain for the Information Technology workforce.

----------            Electives                   6       Program Narrative
                                                  16      The Application Development option provides the
                                                          educational foundation you need to build proficiency with
                                                          computer equipment, operating systems, productivity
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     software, and programming languages, as well as skills            CISC 105                Microcomputer              4
     necessary for web development such as client-side and                                     Operating Systems
     server-side scripting and web server administration. The first
     year of the program is designed to provide a strong               CISC 128                Client-side Scripting      4
     foundation in basic PC applications, operating systems and        ENGL 151                English II                 3
     client-side scripting. In the second year you will learn
                                                                                                                          15
     additional languages, server-side scripting, web server
     administration and database systems. In addition, the second                              Third Semester
     year of study includes object-oriented programming and
     development of Windows applications.                              BUSA 221G               Business                   3
                                                                                               Communications
     Completion of this program prepares you for entry-level web       CISC 158                Server-side Scripting      4
     developer, programmer and database programmer positions.
     Depending on your plans and available time, you can               CISC 270                Data Base Systems          4
     complete this program in two years of full-time study with        CISC 278                Web Server                 4
     day and evening classes, or in three or four years of part-time                           Administration
     study.
                                                                       ----------              General Education          3
     Program Outcomes                                                                          Elective
     Graduates of the program will:                                                                                       18

       • Gain fundamental and comprehensive understanding of                                   Fourth Semester
         the current field of computing upon which future
                                                                       CISC 145                Visual Software            4
         growth within the field can be realized.
                                                                                               Development
       • Gain computer competencies necessary to compete in
         the business world.                                           CISC 150                Object-Oriented            4
       • Use critical thinking to evaluate computing problems                                  Programming
         and explore options for their solutions.                      ECON 201                Macroeconomics             3
       • Use effective approaches for problem solving and data
         modeling.                                                     ----------              Elective                   3
       • Gain experience in solving problems related to business                                                          14
         computing and implementing these solutions.
       • Develop awareness of the ethical concerns of                                          Total Credits:             63
         computing professionals.
                                                                       + Mathematics Elective options: MATH 140, 145, 150, 160,
     Computer Information Technology: Application                      165, 175, 176, 180, 181, 202, 210, 211
     Development,                                                        • For the General Education Electives, students must take
     Associate in Applied Science Degree                                    two courses, one from at least two of the following
                                                                            areas: Arts & Humanities (AH); Social Science: Society
     Course Code                Course Title           Credits              and Institutions over Time (SIT) or Social Science:
                                First Semester                              Scientific Study of Human Behavior (SSHB).
                                                                         • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).
     CISC 100                   Computer Technology       4              • Completion of BUSA 221G satisfies the Writing
                                I                                           Intensive (WI) requirement.
     CMTH 102                   Speech                    3
                                Communication                          Career Potential: Entry level programmer, Entry level
                                                                       database programmer, Software Developer, Web Developer,
     ENGL 101C                  English I                 3            Web Administrator
     MATH___                    Mathematics Elective      3
                                (QL) +                                 Computer Information
     ----------                 General Education         3
                                Elective                               Technology: Application
                                                          16           Programming
                                Second Semester                        Business & Technology
     CISC 104                   Microcomputer             4            Specialized diploma conferred
                                Applications
                                                                       Northampton's Computer Information Technology program
                                                                       prepares you for employment upon graduation. The first year
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basic PC applications, operating systems and client-side          CISC 104                 Microcomputer               4
scripting. You can then choose from several options for                                    Applications
specialization, depending upon your area of interest.
                                                                  CISC 128                 Client-side Scripting       4
You can complete an associate's degree in Computer                CISC 145                 Visual Software             4
Information Technology in two years of full-time study with                                Development
day and evening classes, or in three or four years of part-time
study. If you wish, you can also complete multiple                CISC 150                 Object-Oriented             4
specializations. For instance, a student can complete both the                             Programming
networking and security options. Doing so will add only one       CISC 270                 Data Base Systems           4
year of additional full time study, however you will finish
                                                                                           Total Credits:              24
with two associate's degrees, making you an even more
competitive candidate in the job market.                          Career Potential: Completion of this specialized diploma
                                                                  prepares you for the positions of entry-level programmer
The program also offers two specialized diplomas for those        and database programmer.
students who may already have college degrees but are now
seeking to retrain for the Information Technology workforce.
                                                                  Computer Information
Program Narrative
If you want to re-train for the programming field, but already
                                                                  Technology: Networking
have a degree in another field, or if you have a limited          Business & Technology
amount of time to devote to your education, a specialized
                                                                  Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science
diploma in Application Programming could be a good
choice. This program is intended for part-time study.             Northampton's Computer Information Technology program
                                                                  prepares you for employment upon graduation. The first year
By completing this specialized diploma program, you'll gain a
                                                                  of the program is designed to provide a strong foundation in
strong foundation in PC applications, computer
                                                                  basic PC applications, operating systems and client-side
programming and database design. Students learn advanced
                                                                  scripting. You can then choose from several options for
features of office application software, as well as computer
                                                                  specialization, depending upon your area of interest.
program design and implementation. We emphasize the use
of Visual Basic as a stand-alone programming language as          You can complete an associate's degree in Computer
well as its use with selected Windows applications. You'll also   Information Technology in two years of full-time study with
study Java programming and Structured Query Language.             day and evening classes, or in three or four years of part-time
                                                                  study. If you wish, you can also complete multiple
Program Outcomes
                                                                  specializations. For instance, a student can complete both the
Graduates of the program will:                                    networking and security options. Doing so will add only one
                                                                  year of additional full time study, however you will finish
  • Gain fundamental and comprehensive understanding of           with two associate's degrees, making you an even more
    the current field of computing upon which future              competitive candidate in the job market.
    growth within the field can be realized.
  • Gain computer competencies necessary to compete in            The program also offers two specialized diplomas for those
    the business world.                                           students who may already have college degrees but are now
  • Use critical thinking to evaluate computing problems          seeking to retrain for the Information Technology workforce.
    and explore options for their solutions.
  • Use effective approaches for problem solving and data         Program Narrative
    modeling.                                                     As with the other Computer Information Technology
  • Gain experience in solving problems related to business       degrees at Northampton, the first year of this program is
    computing and implementing these solutions.                   designed to provide a strong foundation in basic PC
  • Develop awareness of the ethical concerns of                  applications, operating systems, and considerable
    computing professionals.                                      microcomputer experience. In the second year of the
                                                                  program, you will focus on networking courses that teach
Computer Information Technology: Application
                                                                  you to repair, maintain, and administer state-of-the-art
Programming Option
                                                                  network hardware and operating systems along with the
Specialized Diploma                                               applications utilized by these systems.
Course Code                Course Title           Credits
                                                                  Upon completion of the Computer Information Technology
CISC 100                   Computer Technology        4           Program-Networking Option, you will be prepared to gain
                           I                                      employment as a PC and network systems technician,
                                                                  network technician, or network administrator. Graduates of
                                                                  the program will be prepared to pass the tests required to

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     obtain the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA),       MATH___                  Mathematics Elective        3
     Net+ Certification, NOVELL Certified Netware                                           (QL) ++
     Administrator (CNA) (if CISC 262 is taken), the A+ PC
     Support Certification, Microsoft MCP and/or MCSA                                                                   17
     certification, and the security and certification.
                                                                                            Third Semester
     Depending on your plans and available time, you can           BUSA 221G                Business                    3
     complete this program in two years of full-time study with                             Communications
     day and evening classes, or in three years of part-time
                                                                   CISC 265                 Networking                  4
     evening study.
                                                                                            Architectures
     Program Outcomes                                              CISC 271                 Intermediate Routing,       4
     Graduates of the program will:                                                         LAN Switching and
                                                                                            WANs (CCNA III &
       • Gain fundamental and comprehensive understanding of                                IV)+
         the current field of computing upon which future          ELEC 254                 Computer Systems            3
         growth within the field can be realized.                                           and Applications II
       • Gain computer competencies necessary to compete in
         the business world.                                       ----------               General Education           3
       • Use critical thinking to evaluate computing problems                               Elective
         and explore options for their solutions.                                                                       17
       • Use effective approaches for problem solving and data
         modeling.                                                                          Fourth Semester
       • Gain experience in solving problems related to business
         computing and implementing these solutions.               CISC 272                 Building Scalable           3
       • Develop awareness of the ethical concerns of                                       Internetworks (CCNP
         computing professionals.                                                           I)
                                                                   ----------               CISC or ELEC               3/4
                                                                                            Elective +++
     Computer Information Technology: Networking Option            ----------               General Education           3
     Associate in Applied Science Degree                                                    Elective
     Course Code                Course Title          Credits      ----------               General Education           3
                                First Semester                                              Elective

     CISC 100                   Computer Technology     4          ----------               Elective                    3
                                I                                                                                     15/16
     CISC 231                   Data Communication      4
                                                                                            Total Credits:            66/67
                                and LANs (CCNA I)
                                +                                  + The Cisco Networking Academy Program courses must be
     ELEC 130                   Computer Systems &      4          taken in sequential order (as indicated).
                                Applications I                     ++ Mathematics Elective options: MATH 140, 145, 150,
     ELEC 131                   Introduction to         2          160, 165, 175, 176, 180, 181, 202, 210, 211
                                Networking Hardware                +++ Recommended CISC or ELEC Elective based on
                                                                   Certification goals of individual
     ENGL 101C                  English I               3
                                                                   A+: CISC 104, ELEC 255
                                                        17         CCNA: CISC 104, ELEC 255, ELEC 206
                                Second Semester                    Net+: CISC 104, CISC 262, CISC 265, ELEC 206
                                                                   Novell C.N.A.: CISC 104, CISC 262
     CISC 105                   Microcomputer           4
                                Operating Systems                  MSCA: CISC 104, CISC 265, CISC 270
                                                                   Other CISC or ELEC electives may also be taken
     CISC 267                   Internetworking and     4
                                                                     • For the General Education Electives, students must take
                                Routing (CCNA II) +
                                                                        three courses from at least two of the following areas:
     CMTH 102                   Speech                  3               Arts & Humanities (AH); Social Science: Society and
                                Communication                           Institutions over Time (SIT) or Social Science: Scientific
     ENGL 151                   English II              3               Study of Human Behavior (SSHB).
                                                                     • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).


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  • Completion of BUSA 221G satisfies the Writing                  • Use effective approaches for problem solving and data
    Intensive (WI) requirement.                                      modeling.
                                                                   • Gain experience in solving problems related to business
Career Potential: PC Technician, Network Systems                     computing and implementing these solutions.
Technician, Network Administrator                                  • Develop awareness of the ethical concerns of
                                                                     computing professionals.
Computer Information                                              Computer Information Technology: Security Option
Technology: Security                                              Associate in Applied Science Degree
Business & Technology                                             Course Code            Course Title              Credits
Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science                                             First Semester

Northampton's Computer Information Technology program             CISC 100               Computer Technology         4
prepares you for employment upon graduation. The first year                              I
of the program is designed to provide a strong foundation in      CISC 231               Data Communications         4
basic PC applications, operating systems and client-side                                 and LANs (Cisco I)
scripting. You can then choose from several options for
                                                                  CMTH 102               Speech                      3
specialization, depending upon your area of interest.
                                                                                         Communication
You can complete an associate's degree in Computer                ENGL 101C              English I                   3
Information Technology in two years of full-time study with
                                                                                                                     14
day and evening classes, or in three or four years of part-time
study. If you wish, you can also complete multiple                                       Second Semester
specializations. For instance, a student can complete both the
networking and security options. Doing so will add only one       CISC 105               Microcomputer               4
year of additional full time study, however you will finish                              Operating Systems
with two associate's degrees, making you an even more             CISC 267               Internetworking &           4
competitive candidate in the job market.                                                 Routing (Cisco II)
The program also offers two specialized diplomas for those        ENGL 151               English II                  3
students who may already have college degrees but are now         MATH ___               Mathematics Elective        3
seeking to retrain for the Information Technology workforce.                             (QL) +
Program Narrative                                                 ----------             Social Science: Society     3
As with the other Computer Information Technology                                        and Institutions over
programs at Northampton, the first year of the program is                                Time Elective (SIT) +
designed to provide a strong foundation of basic PC                                      +
applications, client operating systems, and the basics of                                                            17
computer networking. In the second year you will focus on
the core of computer and network security. Topics include                                Third Semester
the Security+ and Server+ curriculum, Law and Ethics, and a       BUSA 221G              Business                    3
course in which you will build a number of secure systems                                Communication
and have them tested by your peers.
                                                                  CISC 180               Introduction to             4
Completion of the Computer Information Technology                                        Network Security
program - Security Option, prepares you for an entry-level        CISC 205               Introduction to             4
position as an Information Assurance Specialist, Security                                Network Operating
Administrator, Security Technologist, or similar.                                        Systems
Program Outcomes                                                  ----------             Technical Elective ++       4
Graduates of the program will:                                                           +
                                                                                                                     15
  • Gain fundamental and comprehensive understanding of
    the current field of computing upon which future                                     Fourth Semester
    growth within the field can be realized.
  • Gain computer competencies necessary to compete in            CISC 280               Law and Ethics of           3
    the business world.                                                                  Computer Security
  • Use critical thinking to evaluate computing problems          CISC 282               Measure/Counter-            4
    and explore options for their solutions.                                             Measure

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     ----------               Social Science:             3            completing a full associate's degree. This program introduces
                              Scientific Study of                      students to the knowledge and experience necessary to
                              Human Behavior                           develop the technical aspects of web sites, and intended for
                              Elective (SSHB) ++                       part-time study.
     ----------               Arts and Humanities         3            Students learn several of the most common web-
                              Elective (AH) ++                         programming technologies. They include Java, JavaScript,
     ----------               Elective                    3            Active Server Pages, Applet programming and Servlet
                                                                       programming. The final course combines all of the skills
                                                          16           you've acquired into the development of a comprehensive
                                                                       site.
                              Total Credits:              62
                                                                       Program Outcomes
     + Mathematics Elective options: MATH 140, 145, 150, 160,
     165, 175, 176, 180, 181, 202, 210, 211                            Graduates of the program will:
     ++ One of the Arts and Humanities (AH) or Social Science:           • Gain fundamental and comprehensive understanding of
     Scientific Study of Human Behavior (SSHB) or Societies and            the current field of computing upon which future
     Institutions over Time (SIT) Electives must also be                   growth within the field can be realized.
     designated as Diversity (D).                                        • Gain computer competencies necessary to compete in
     +++ Technical Elective Options: recommend CISC271, but                the business world.
     also CISC 115, 125, 128, 145, 225, 230, 231, 262, 265, 267,         • Use critical thinking to evaluate computing problems
     270, 277, 29X, ELEC 130 can be selected.                              and explore options for their solutions.
                                                                         • Use effective approaches for problem solving and data
      • Completion of BUSA 221G satisfies the Writing                      modeling.
        Intensive (WI) requirement.                                      • Gain experience in solving problems related to business
                                                                           computing and implementing these solutions.
     Career Potential: Information Assurance Specialist, Security        • Develop awareness of the ethical concerns of
     Administrator, Security Technologist, or similar.                     computing professionals.

     Computer Information                                              Computer Information Technology: Web Programming
                                                                       Option
     Technology: Web Programming                                       Specialized Diploma
     Business & Technology                                             Course Code                Course Title            Credits
     Specialized diploma conferred                                     CISC 100                   Computer Technology       4
                                                                                                  I
     Northampton's Computer Information Technology program
     prepares you for employment upon graduation. The first year       CISC 104                   Microcomputer             4
     of the program is designed to provide a strong foundation in                                 Applications
     basic PC applications, operating systems and client-side          CISC 128                   Client-side Scripting     4
     scripting. You can then choose from several options for
     specialization, depending upon your area of interest.             CISC 150                   Object-Oriented           4
                                                                                                  Programming
     You can complete an associate's degree in Computer                CISC 158                   Server-side Scripting     4
     Information Technology in two years of full-time study with
     day and evening classes, or in three or four years of part-time   CISC 270                   Database Systems          4
     study. If you wish, you can also complete multiple                CISC 278                   Web Server                4
     specializations. For instance, a student can complete both the                               Administration
     networking and security options. Doing so will add only one
     year of additional full time study, however you will finish                                  Total Credits:            28
     with two associate's degrees, making you an even more
     competitive candidate in the job market.                          Career Potential: Completion of this program prepares you
                                                                       for entry-level web developer positions.
     The program also offers two specialized diplomas for those
     students who may already have college degrees but are now
     seeking to retrain for the Information Technology workforce.
                                                                       Computer Maintenance &
                                                                       Service Technology
     Program Narrative
     A specialized diploma in Web Programming is an excellent          Business & Technology
     option for students interested in obtaining the skills they       Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science;
     need for a career in web site development without                 Certificate also awarded
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Program Narrative                                                 months. All course-work is provided during the evening for
With every aspect of our lives dependent on computers and         part-time students.
information technology, there's a continuing demand for the
professionals who can modify, repair and upgrade personal         Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further
computers, computer peripherals and local area networks           information.
(LAN). Northampton's Computer Maintenance and Service
                                                                  Program Outcomes
Technology program helps meet that demand by producing
graduates who have the latest knowledge and hands-on skills.      Graduates of the program will:

Graduates of the program go well beyond the A+                      • Apply a working knowledge of AC and DC circuits and
certification standards in their ability to solve computer-           understand the physical principles of passive circuit
related problems effectively, minimizing downtime in the              devices.
organization. We offer both an associate's degree and a             • Demonstrate knowledge of the physical principles,
certificate option. If you already have a degree and are              theory and operation of solid state devices that
looking to retrain or expand your skill set, the certificate          commonly apply to computer system repair.
option can put you on the fast track to a career growth. Our        • Apply knowledge of digital number systems, logic gates,
associate's degree is also designed for accelerated completion.       combinational and sequential logic circuits.
No matter which option you select, it's good to remember            • Describe the internal structure of a microprocessor and
that keeping up with the constant changes in technology               electrical signals it processes.
beyond graduation is essential to a successful career over the      • Interface external devices to a microprocessor system
long term.                                                            and write appropriate software to obtain desired
                                                                      interface performance.
Some of the jobs for which you will be prepared include             • Describe the structure, function and operation of a
computer technician, LAN technician, computer field service           computer system and its interrelated components and
technician, computer helpdesk representative, and technical           networks.
sales consultant.                                                   • Demonstrate proficient research and computer skills in
                                                                      data gathering and analysis.
Program Features                                                    • Measure data accurately and safely using standard test
Courses in circuit analysis and digital electronics provide the       equipment and analyze and present data in an acceptable
fundamental knowledge of electronic concepts. Courses in              and standardized manner.
microcomputer applications and operating systems improve            • Solve common service related problems using both a
your familiarity with using the computer and its basic                reactive and proactive approach.
software. Building upon that foundation, students learn the         • Demonstrate a basic framework of technical vocabulary
hows and whys of equipment selection, installation                    and graphics interpretation as it applies to computer
techniques, testing, diagnostics, and repair and upgrade              systems.
methods of the latest PC and netware technology.                    • Demonstrate observational, integrative, and synthetic
Coursework includes computer systems and applications,                skills.
networking, and systems maintenance.                                • Construct and troubleshoot digital electronic circuits
                                                                      from schematic diagrams.
Industry-experienced instructors teach effective problem            • Perform service-related administrative functions.
solving, from data collection to corrective action and testing.     • Service and maintain computerized equipment at
Students carry out lab work in all electronics courses in             subsystem and component level.
NCC's Hartzell Technology Hall facility, using the latest
equipment to keep you current and job-ready. Two                  Computer Maintenance & Service Technology,
practicums provide a work-based internship experience for         Associate in Applied Science Degree
you to apply your knowledge and skills in real-world
                                                                  Course Code                Course Title           Credits
situations either within the College campus or in a local
company. For those completing an associate's degree, our                                     First Semester
general education courses are also an investment in your          CISC 100                   Computer Technology       4
growth. These required courses improve your ability to                                       I
communicate, relate to other people and cultures, and solve
fundamental problems.                                             ELEC 101                   DC/AC Circuit             4
                                                                                             Analysis I
By enrolling in a combination of day and evening courses,         ELEC 130                   Computer Systems          4
full-time students can complete the degree requirements                                      and Applications I
within 68 weeks or the certificate requirements in 52 weeks.
Because the full-time program is accelerated, it is also          ELEC 131                   Introduction to           2
intensive. Full-time students are advised to prepare to                                      Networking Hardware
commit the extra time and effort needed to graduate in 17         ENGL 101C                  English I                 3


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                                                       17            • Completion of ELEC 272G satisfies the Writing
                                                                       Intensive (WI) requirement. If ELEC 272G is not
                             Second Semester                           taken, a General Education course must be taken in a
                                                                       Writing Intensive (WI) section.
     CISC 105                Microcomputer              4            • For the General Education Electives, students must
                             Operating Systems                         choose two courses from the lists of approved courses
     CMTH 102                Speech                     3              in two of the following categories: Arts & Humanities
                             Communication                             (AH); Social Science: Society and Institutions over Time
                                                                       (SIT) or Social Science: Scientific Study of Human
     ELEC 126                Digital Electronics I      3
                                                                       Behavior (SSHB).
     ELEC 251                Network Installation       3            • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).
                             and Maintenance
                                                                    Computer Maintenance & Service Technology,
     ENGL 151                English II +               3
                                                                    Certificate
                                                       16
                                                                    Course Code            Course Title            Credits
                             Summer I Semester                                             Fall Semester
     ELEC 254                Computer Systems           3           CISC 100               Computer Technology        4
                             and Applications II                                           I
     ELEC 271 or             Computer Electronics       3           ELEC 101               DC/AC Circuit              4
     ----------              Practicum I or                                                Analysis I
                             Technical Elective ++
                                                                    ELEC 130               Computer Systems           4
                                                        6                                  and Applications I
                             Summer II Semester                     ELEC 131               Introduction to            2
                                                                                           Networking Hardware
     ELEC 255                Computer Systems           3
                             Maintenance                                                                              14
     ELEC 272G or            Computer Electronics       3                                  Spring Semester-
     ----------              Practicum II or                                               First Year
                             Technical Elective ++
                                                                    CISC 105               Microcomputer              4
                                                        6                                  Operating Systems
                             Fall Semester                          CMTH 102               Speech                     3
                                                                                           Communication
     PHYS 152                Physical Science II ++     3
                             +                                      ELEC 126               Digital Electronics I      3
     MATH___                 Mathematics Elective       3           ELEC 251               Network Installation       3
                             (QL) ++++                                                     and Maintenance
     ----------              General Education          3                                                             13
                             Elective
                                                                                           Summer I - First
     ----------              General Education          3                                  Year
                             Elective
                                                                    ELEC 254               Computer Systems           3
     ----------              Elective                   3                                  and Applications II
                                                       15           ELEC 271 or            Computer Electronics       3
                                                                    ----------             Practicum I or
                             Total Credits:            60
                                                                                           Technical Elective ++
     + Students are strongly advised to select the Report Writing                                                     6
     option of ENGL 151.
     ++ Technical Elective options: CISC 115, 125, 128, 150, 158,                          Summer II Semester
     262, 265, 267, 270; OPTO 220; ELEC 208, 226.                   ELEC 255               Computer Systems           3
     +++ CHEM 120 or PHYS 101 (and higher levels) may be                                   Maintenance
     substituted for PHYS 152
                                                                    ELEC 272G or           Computer Electronics       3
     ++++ Mathematics Elective (QL) options: MATH 103, 120,                                Practicum II or
                                                                    ----------
     140, 145, 150, 160, 165, 175, 176, 180, 181, 210, 211                                 Technical Elective ++


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                                                     6            Computer Science,
                                                                  Associate in Science Degree
                           Total Credits:            39
                                                                  Course Code                   Course Title              Credits
+ Technical Elective options: CISC 115, 125, 128, 150, 158,                                     First Semester
262, 265, 267, 270; OPTO 220;
                                                                  CISC 115                      Computer Science I          4
ELEC 208, 226
                                                                  ENGL 101C                     English I                   3
Career Potential: Computer Technician, LAN Technician,
                                                                  MATH 180                      Calculus I                  4
Helpdesk Operator, Technical Sales Consultant
                                                                  ----------                    Social Science: Society     3
Computer Science                                                                                and Institutions over
                                                                                                Time Elective (SIT)
Business & Technology                                                                                                       14
Degree awarded: Associate in Science
                                                                                                Second Semester
Program Narrative                                                 CISC 125                      Computer Science II         4
If you are planning to pursue a bachelor's degree in
computer science, Northampton's associate's degree program        CMTH 102                      Speech                      3
can be an affordable way to start. Our program parallels the                                    Communication
first two years of standard four-year computer science degree     ENGL 151C                     English II                  3
programs. By working closely with your advisor, you can plan
                                                                  MATH 181                      Calculus II                 4
your course of study to ensure that you will enter the transfer
school of your choice prepared to complete your degree.           ----------                    Elective                    3
                                                                                                                            17
Graduates of our program who complete a bachelor's degree
are prepared for a variety of sophisticated positions in the                                    Third Semester
computer field: as an applications, systems programmer,
programmer/analyst or software developer.                         CISC 230                      Data Structures and         4
                                                                                                Algorithm Analysis
Program Features                                                  ----------                    Science Elective (SCI)      4
The Northampton Computer Science curriculum includes
computer programming, introductory computer architecture,         ----------                    Social Science:             3
mathematics, and general education courses. Depending on                                        Scientific Study of
your plans and available time, you can complete this program                                    Human Behavior
in two years of full-time study with day and evening classes                                    Elective (SSHB)
or in three to five years of part-time evening study.             ----------                    Elective                    3

Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further                                                                   16
information.
                                                                                                Fourth Semester
Program Outcomes                                                  CISC 225                      Computer                    4
Graduates of the program will:                                                                  Organization
                                                                  ----------                    Arts and Humanities         3
  • Use effective approaches for problem solving and                                            Elective (AH)
    algorithm development.
  • Use critical thinking to evaluate computing problems          ----------                    Electives                   9
    and explore options for their solution.                                                                                 16
  • Be experienced in solving problems related to computer
    programming and implementing these solutions.                                               Total Credits:              61
  • Have experience in algorithm analysis and data
    abstraction.                                                    • The General Education Electives must be selected from
  • Have comprehensive understanding of computer                      the list of approved courses in each of the categories:
    hardware needed to critically interpret technical                 Arts and Humanities (AH); Social Science: Society and
    information.                                                      Institutions over Time (SIT); Social Science: Scientific
  • Explore the nature, characteristics, and design issues of         Study of Human Behavior (SSHB); Science (SCI).
    contemporary computing systems.                                 • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).
  • Develop abstract thinking skills necessary to compete at        • Two courses must be taken in Writing Intensive (WI)
    a transfer institution.                                           sections. One must be selected from among the General


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        Education Electives; the second must be selected from:         • Effective Communication and Public Relations
        PHIL 111G, PHIL 202G, or PSYC 103G.
      • All Electives must be chosen from the list of courses        Program Outcomes
        which are applicable to AA and AS degrees, and should
        be chosen with transferability in mind; MATH 210             Graduates of Northampton Community College's A.A.S. degree in
        (Calculus III) is recommended.                               Construction Management will be able to:

     Career Potential: Computer Sciences                               • Understand the importance of management functions
                                                                         of planning, organizing, leading and controlling.
     NCC students have transferred to: DeSales University,             • Describe construction operations as they relate to
     East Stroudsburg University, Kutztown University, Moravian          production processes, logistics, specifications, and
     College, Muhlenberg College, Pennsylvania State University,         regulatory requirements.
     Lehigh University                                                 • Integrate health and safety issues within the confines of
                                                                         regulatory compliance and current industry standards to
     Construction Management                                             the construction industry.
                                                                       • Interpret building and zoning codes and other
     Business & Technology                                               regulatory requirements.
                                                                       • Interpret technical information in the form of
     Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science                        architectural drawings, schematics, specifications, graphs
                                                                         and procedures.
     Program Narrative
                                                                       • Utilize effective written and oral communication skills.
     Large-scale construction requires well-trained managers           • Demonstrate the ability to work both independently and
     whose role it is to stay on top of every detail of the job.         as part of a team.
     Construction managers must to be familiar with all aspects        • Apply legal and ethical principles related to the
     of the building process, but they also need to be strong            construction industry.
     leaders. Because of this, our program not only covers             • Demonstrate a basic understanding of accounting/
     essentials such as codes and blue print reading, but also           finance functions as it relates to the construction
     includes business law, ethics, planning and scheduling and          industry.
     other important management tools. This comprehensive
     approach results in graduates who are ready to be effective     Construction Management,
     managers and administrators within the construction             Associate in Applied Science Degree
     industry.
                                                                     Course Code                Course Title            Credits
     Program Features
                                                                                                First Semester
     Through our balanced mix of liberal arts, specialized courses
     and hands-on training, Northampton offers you tremendous        CISC 101                   Introduction to            3
     opportunity for success and professional growth. Our                                       Computers
     required practicum provides essential real world experience.    CMGT 101                   Introduction to            3
     During the practicum you will have the opportunity to                                      Construction Codes
     perform various construction management functions, gain
     insight into the challenges of managing a site, and enhance     CMTH 102                   Speech                     3
     your critical thinking, problem solving and communication                                  Communication
     skills.                                                         ENGL 101C                  English I                  3

     This program can be completed in the day or evening, on a       MATH 120                   Nature of                  3
     full-time or part-time basis. A few courses may not be                                     Mathematics (QL)
     offered in the evening every semester so students are advised                                                         15
     to plan their schedule carefully to avoid any delay in
     graduation.                                                                                Second Semester
                                                                     CMGT 102                   Construction               3
     Program Requirements
                                                                                                Materials and Methods
     Students are required to secure a workplace sponsor for the
     practicum. Assistance can be provided by the construction       CMGT 103                   Construction Safety        3
     management staff to facilitate sponsorship.                                                and Health
                                                                     ENGL 151                   English II (Technical      3
     Core Progressive Threads of Construction Management                                        Writing option)
      • Leadership and supervisory                                   PHIL 202G                  Ethics and Moral           3
      • Health and Safety                                                                       Problems (AH)
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----------             General Education         3           Program Narrative
                       Elective (SIT)                        Northampton's Criminal Justice program offers you a wealth
                                                             of opportunities. Whether you want to enter the workforce
                                                 15
                                                             after two years of study, transfer to a four-year program, or
                       Third Semester                        enhance your education as a professional already employed in
                                                             this field, NCC's program is for you.
ACCT 101               Financial Accounting I    3
BUSA 205               Management                3           Courses taught by experts in the field include hands-on
                       Fundamentals                          education within a classroom setting. You'll obtain an
                                                             understanding of the criminal justice system, be adept with
CMGT 104               Construction Print        3           the language and culture of the criminal justice profession,
                       Reading                               and gain the knowledge you need to live up to professional
CMGT 105               Project Management        3           expectations. The program is fully available at the Bethlehem
                       and Administration                    and Monroe campuses, as well as online. Course work is
                                                             offered mainly in the daytime on campus, with some courses
CMGT 106               Construction Planning     3           available only in the evening.
                       and Scheduling
----------             Elective                  3           Program Features
                                                             The program serves three types of students: those seeking
                                                 18
                                                             entry-level employment in the field, those already employed
                       Fourth Semester                       in the system who seek professional advancement, and those
                                                             who plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in criminal justice,
BUSA 152               Business Law I            3           criminology or related disciplines.
CMGT 201               Construction              3
                       Estimating                            Our program readies you for employment in police
                                                             departments, prisons, or community correction and
CMGT 202               Construction              3           treatment centers. It can also prepare you for a career in state
                       Supervision and                       and federal agencies such as the Federal Bureau of
                       Leadership                            Investigation, Treasury Department, Drug Enforcement
CMGT 203               Construction              6           Administration, and the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms
                       Management                            Bureau. If you are interested in working for a specific agency,
                       Practicum                             you should contact that agency early in your studies to
                                                             determine the specific educational requirements you will
----------             General Education         3           need. Professionals in Northampton's Career Services and
                       Elective (SSHB)                       counseling offices, as well as instructors within the program,
                                                 18          can assist you in meeting your career goals.

                       Total Credits:            66          If your career plan includes a bachelor's degree with
                                                             specialization in the field, you may want to consider the
 • For the General Education Electives, students must take   College's articulation agreements and dual admissions
   one course from Social Science: Societies and             programs with DeSales University, Moravian College or
   Institutions over Time (SIT) and Social Science:          Eastern Kentucky University's College of Law Enforcement.
   Scientific Study of Human Behavior (SSHB); one course     These special partnerships make the move to a bachelor's
   should be designated as Diversity (D).                    degree program easier, since we've already ensured that your
 • Completion of PHIL 202G satisfies the Writing             credits from NCC will transfer. Full transfer also may be
   Intensive (WI) requirement.                               possible to other colleges and universities offering
                                                             baccalaureate degrees in the field. Northampton's Academic
Career Potential: Construction technicians and               Advising Office can offer you support and additional
tradespersons, Construction managers, Construction           information.
administrators, Construction and building inspectors,
Construction cost estimators Superintendents, Project        The program can be completed in four semesters as a full-
managers, Construction company owners, Construction          time student taking 15-16 credits per semester. The majority
equipment operators, Code enforcement officer,               of courses are offered in the day, but three required courses
Construction specifier                                       are offered in the evening only. Courses are offered in the fall
                                                             and spring only.
Criminal Justice
                                                             Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further
Humanities & Social Sciences                                 information.
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     Program Outcomes                                                                          Third Semester
     Graduates of the program will:                                    CJST 115                Criminal Law                3
       • Demonstrate understanding of criminological behavior          CJST 121G               Criminology                 3
         theory as applied by the criminal justice professional in     CJST 145                Criminal Justice Ethics     3
         the work environment.
       • Understand psychological and sociological theories of         SOCA 204                Social Problems             3
         crime causation.                                              ----------              Mathematics (QL) or        3/4
       • Know the functions, duties and roles of law                                           Science Elective (SCI)
         enforcement officers at various levels in the criminal                                ++
         justice system.
       • Show knowledge of criminal law, criminal procedure,                                                             15/16
         civil law and the courts as it relates to the legal system.
       • Exhibit awareness of the special needs and functions of                               Fourth Semester
         the juvenile justice system.                                  CJST 125                Corrections and             3
       • Develop understanding of the corrections system in the                                Rehabilitation
         United States.
                                                                       CJST 250                Contemporary Issues         3
       • Apply the ability to think critically and analytically in
                                                                                               in Criminal Justice
         various criminal justice work settings.
       • Develop excellent professional writing and                    POLS 105G               American                    3
         communication skills.                                                                 Constitutional Law
       • Exemplify the basic professional requirements for entry       ----------              Arts and Humanities         3
         level positions through the criminal justice system.                                  Elective (AH)
       • Be prepared to transfer to a four year college/university.
                                                                       ----------              Elective +++                3
     Criminal Justice,                                                                                                     15
     Associate in Applied Science Degree
                                                                                               Total Credits:            63/64
     Course Code                Course Title           Credits
                                First Semester                         + Students are strongly encouraged to complete the Report
                                                                       Writing option of ENGL 151.
     CJST 101                   Introduction to            3
                                Criminal Justice                       ++ Mathematics (QL) or Science (SCI) Elective must be
                                                                       chosen from the list of approved General Education
     CMTH 102                   Speech                     3           Mathematics or Science courses. (NOTE: MATH 103 may
                                Communication                          not be used.) MATH 150 is recommended for students who
     ENGL 101C                  English I                  3           intend to transfer.
                                                                       +++ Elective credits may not be satisfied by a CJST course,
     PSYC 103                   Introduction to            3
                                                                       except CJST 135, Law Enforcement and Investigative
                                Psychology
                                                                       Techniques.
     SOCA 103                   Principles of              3             • Completion of both POLS 105G and CJST 121G
                                Sociology                                   satisfies the Writing Intensive (WI) requirement.
                                                          15             • CJST 250 is a capstone course and should be done in
                                                                            the final semester with CJST 125.
                                Second Semester
                                                                       Career Potential: Police Officer, Correctional Officer,
     CISC 101                   Introduction to            3           Security Consultant, Community Treatment Facility Staff
                                Computers
     CJST 111                   American Legal             3           Leading to: Federal Security Agency Positions, Criminal
                                System                                 Law Enforcement

     CJST 131                   Juvenile Delinquency       3
                                and Laws Pertaining                    Culinary Arts
                                to Children
                                                                       Business & Technology
     ENGL 151                   English II +               3           Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science;
     PSYC 255                   Abnormal Psychology        3           Specialized Diploma conferred
     SOCA 150                   Deviance                   3
                                                                       Program Narrative
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kind. As a graduate of our program, you will be in demand in      Graduates of the program will:
a wide variety of settings. Nearly all of the leading food
service industry employers in our region - from fine dining         • Understand the terminology of the commercial kitchen.
restaurants to campus dining services - proudly employ our            This includes terms from several European languages, as
graduates.                                                            well as the accepted terms and titles used in a modern
                                                                      food service establishment.
The program provides a year of intensive full-time study that       • Understanding of the operation, maintenance and
combines theory and lecture with nearly 1,000 hours of                cleaning of the tools and machines used in a modern
hands-on practical application. Students are trained in all the       foodservice establishment.
formal classical methods of preparing food and then put that        • Demonstrate proper sanitation and safety techniques for
training into practice. Once the culinary training has been           all aspects of the food service establishment.
completed, students can complete the additional core courses        • Demonstrate knowledge and application of culinary
needed to earn their Associate in Applied Science degree. If          techniques and methods used in modern food
you already have a college degree, you may prefer to opt for          preparation.
the program's specialized diploma and forgo the core courses        • Recognize all of the major food products used in a
required for the associate's degree.                                  commercial food service establishment.
                                                                    • Demonstrate an ability to maintain an organized file of
Culinary Arts graduates are trained for careers including chef,       recipes and preparation methods.
line chef, banquet chef, executive chef, baker, pastry chef and     • Demonstrate the ability to accurately measure and
caterer. Potential work settings include multi-unit chain             formulate recipes that result in consistent desired results
restaurants, owner operated restaurants, four-star hotels,            each and every time, both in quality and cost.
private country clubs, corporate food service and catering.         • Demonstrate the ability to organize a food preparation
Whether you would like to own your own restaurant or work             workstation based on menu items to be prepared.
for a large employer, you will find rewarding and satisfying
career opportunities with a degree from our program.              Culinary Arts,
                                                                  Associate in Applied Science Degree
Program Features
The program starts with an intensive series of seven culinary     Course Code                Course Title             Credits
modules taught over the first six-month period. This period       CULA___                    Culinary Arts              46
combines classroom discussion, lecture and demonstration                                     Specialized Diploma
of theories and techniques used in the food service industry,                                Courses
and hands-on skills training. In the second six months of the
                                                                  CMTH 102                   Speech                     3
program, you will be part of the student team that runs the
                                                                                             Communication
College's fine dining restaurant, Hampton Winds, located in
the Gates Center.                                                 ENGL 101C                  English I                  3
                                                                  ENGL 151C                  English II                 3
Program Requirements
The Culinary Arts Program is a selective admissions program       ----------                 Mathematics (QL) or       3/4
and there will be more applicants than can be accepted. You                                  Science (SCI) Elective
are therefore encouraged to apply with all necessary              ----------                 General Education          3
paperwork by the preferred deadline dates.                                                   Elective
There are two opportunities during the year to enter the          ----------                 General Education          3
program. The preferred application deadline for fall                                         Elective
enrollment (courses beginning in August) is February 1st; the     ----------                 General Education          3
preferred spring (courses beginning in March) deadline is                                    Elective
October 1st. A completed application includes the
application and fee and official high school and college (if      ----------                 Elective                   3
applicable) transcripts.
                                                                                             Total Credits:           70/71
Prior to acceptance, you are required to take the English           • The Mathematics (QL) or Science (SCI) Elective must
Placement Test (EPT) and be able to enroll in English 101 or          be selected from the list of General Education
be able to transfer English 101 or its equivalent.                    Mathematics or Science courses.
Immunizations for Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B and a                 • For the General Education Electives, students must take
urinalysis are required for all Culinary Arts Students.               three courses from the list of approved courses in at
                                                                      least two of the following categories: Arts & Humanities
Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further             (AH); Social Science: Societies and Institutions over
information.                                                          Time (SIT); Social Science: Scientific Study of Human
                                                                      Behavior (SSHB).
Program Outcomes


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      • One General Education course must be taken in a                 have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of a
        Writing Intensive (WI) section.                                 range of populations, including the medically compromised,
                                                                        mentally or physically challenged, and socially or culturally
     Culinary Arts,                                                     disadvantaged. While most dental hygienists practice in
     Specialized Diploma                                                private dental offices, others provide services in hospitals,
                                                                        private businesses, correctional institutions and a variety of
     Course Code               Course Title             Credits         private and public centers.
                               First Semester
                                                                        Northampton's Dental Hygiene program is among the most
     CULA 102                  Food Safety and             2            respected in Pennsylvania. During the two-year program, all
                               Sanitation                               pre-clinical and clinical practice occurs in the dental clinic
     CULA 103                  Nutrition                   2            located at the Main campus. Professional hygienists working
                                                                        in the field enhance the hands-on aspects of the clinical
     CULA 105                  Product Identification      3            portion of the program. The dental hygiene program is
                               and Stewarding                           competency-based and assesses all clinical and laboratory
     CULA 110                  Baking                      3            courses using pass/fail criteria. Students must earn grades of
                                                                        C (75%) or better in all DENH courses to qualify for
     CULA 115                  Meat, Poultry and Fish      3
                                                                        semester promotion. If you are interested in a higher level of
                               Cutting
                                                                        education, Northampton has developed articulation
     CULA 120                  Skill Development I         3            agreements with dental hygiene baccalaureate degree
                                                           16           programs to facilitate admissions and the transfer of credits.

                               Second Semester                          Northampton's program in Dental Hygiene is accredited by
                                                                        the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission
     CULA 130                  Basic Entrees and           3            is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United
                               Vegetables                               States Department of Education. The Commission on
     CULA 145                  Restaurant Operations       8            Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or
                               I                                        at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678.
                                                                        www.ada.org
     CULA 170                  Skill Development II        4
                                                           15           Program Mission
                                                                        While upholding the mission and vision of Northampton
                               Third Semester                           Community College, the Dental Hygiene program provides
     CULA 150                  Restaurant Operations       15           excellent, comprehensive learning experiences to prepare
                               II                                       students with the knowledge and clinical skills to
                                                                        competently practice as dental hygienists.
                               Total Credits:              46
                                                                        Statement of Values
                                                                        The Dental Hygiene program values:
     Career Potential: Leading to: Chef, Line Chef, Banquet
     Chef, Executive Chef, Baker, Pastry Chef, Caterer                   • Excellence - Quality in the educational experiences that
                                                                           we provide
     Dental Hygiene                                                      • Innovation - Curricular responsiveness to adapt quickly
                                                                           to changes in the profession
     Allied Health & Sciences                                            • Accountability - Individual responsibility for his/her
                                                                           actions, growth and development
     Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science
                                                                         • Integrity - Academic, personal and professional
     Program Narrative                                                     honesty, fairness, ethical conduct and respect for others
                                                                         • Engagement - Involvement in and collaboration with
     Dental Hygiene is a rewarding field that offers flexible work         the communities we serve
     schedules and attractive salaries. If you are interested in
     working directly with clients to help them achieve and             Program Admissions Requirements
     maintain optimal oral health, a career in Dental Hygiene
                                                                        Admission is on a competitive basis. All applicants must
     could be a great option.
                                                                        submit:
     Dental hygienists are licensed oral health professionals who
                                                                         • an application OR a re-entry form
     play an essential role in the field of dentistry. Dental
                                                                         • a change of major form (only if currently enrolled)
     hygienists provide a variety of services that prevent, or limit
                                                                         • official transcripts (updated copies)
     the extent of, cavities and/or gum disease. They also provide
     educational, clinical and therapeutic services for people of all
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 • a completed Career Assessment Form (a new form must            • Adhere to state and federal laws, recommendations and
   be submitted every year)                                         regulations in the provision of dental hygiene care.
                                                                  • Model professional behavior.
The minimum admission requirements to the program                 • Gather, evaluate and use information effectively.
include:                                                          • Reflect on personal performance through self-
                                                                    assessment.
 • Completed high school Biology with a lab component             • Communicate effectively with individuals and groups
   with a grade of B and                                            from diverse populations both verbally and in writing.
 • completed high school Chemistry with a lab component
   with a grade of B (if a candidate did not complete           Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
   Biology and/or Chemistry with B grades in high school,
   equivalent courses taken at a post-secondary institution       • Identify risk factors, and develop, implement, and
   are acceptable substitutes, i.e., NCC CHEM 135 and               evaluate strategies to promote health and prevent
   BIOS 115) and                                                    disease.
 • an overall high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.0        • Utilize methods to ensure the health and safety of the
   (B)                                                              client and the dental hygienist in the delivery of dental
                                                                    hygiene services.
The minimum admission requirements to the program for             • Community Involvement
applicants who have completed more than 12 college credits        • Assess the oral health needs of the community, and
include:                                                            plan, implement, and evaluate programs to address
                                                                    those needs.
 • The most recently completed Biology course with a lab -        • Provide community oral health promotion and disease
   if completed in high school with a grade of B, or if             prevention activities in a variety of settings.
   completed in college, a grade of B minus (i.e., NCC
   BIOS 115, BIOS 160 or BIOS 204) and                          Client Care
 • the most recently completed Chemistry course with a
   lab - if completed in high school with a grade of B, or if     • Systematically collect, analyze and record data on the
   completed in college, a grade of B minus (i.e., NCC              general, oral and social health status of a variety of
   CHEM 135) and                                                    clients to identify client needs and oral health problems.
 • a program-specific college science GPA of 2.70                   (Assess)
   (possible courses include NCC CHEM 135, BIOS 160               • Use critical decision making skills to reach conclusions
   and BIOS 202 only) and                                           about the client's dental hygiene needs based on all
 • a cumulative college GPA of 2.70 in all program-                 available assessment data. (Diagnose)
   specific non-science courses                                   • Collaborate with the client, and/or other health
                                                                    professionals, to formulate a comprehensive dental
Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not                 hygiene care plan that is client-centered and based on
guarantee admission to the Dental Hygiene program.                  current evidence-based practices. (Plan)
                                                                  • Provide specialized treatment as identified in the
Please Note: Students accepted into the Dental Hygiene              assessment, diagnosis, and planning phases that includes
program will be required to submit results of a criminal            preventive and therapeutic services designed to achieve
background check and Pennsylvania Child and Elder Abuse             and maintain oral health. (Implement)
History Clearance to the program director.                        • Evaluate the effectiveness of the implemented clinical,
                                                                    preventive, and educational services and modify them as
Deadlines                                                           needed. (Evaluate)
To receive primary consideration, completed applications
must be submitted by February 1. Applications received after    2. Students will be prepared to successfully complete the
this date will be reviewed on a space-available basis.          National Board Dental Hygiene Examination and the
                                                                Northeast Regional Board Examination.
Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further
information.                                                    3. Students will be satisfied with their dental hygiene
                                                                education.
Program Outcomes
1. Students will be competent as defined by the department      4. Clients will be satisfied with dental hygiene services.
document, "Competencies for Entry into the Profession of
Dental Hygiene." Students must demonstrate competency in        Dental Hygiene,
the following:                                                  Associate in Applied Science Degree
                                                                Course Code                Course Title             Credits
Core Competencies
                                                                                           Summer II Session
                                                                CHEM 135                   Chemistry of Life              4

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     ENGL 101C   English I                 3    DENH 220                 Community Dental            1
                                                                         Health I
                                           7
                                                PSYC 103                 Introduction to             3
                 First Semester                                          Psychology
     BIOS 160    Human Biology             4                                                        15
     DENH 103    Pre-clinical Preventive   3
                                                                         Fourth Semester
                 Oral Health Services
                                                DENH 240                 Community Dental            1
     DENH 104    Foundations of            4
                                                                         Health II
                 Preventive Oral
                 Health Services                DENH 250                 Clinical Preventive         4
                                                                         Oral Health Services
     DENH 105    Oral Histology            1
                                                                         III
     DENH 106    Oral Anatomy              2
                                                DENH 251                 Preventive Oral             2
     DENH 110    Oral Radiology            2                             Health Services III
                                           16   SOCA 103                 Principles of               3
                                                                         Sociology
                 Second Semester
                                                ----------               General Education           3
     BIOS 202    Microbiology              4                             Elective
     DENH 109    Oral Radiology Lab        1                                                        13
     DENH 150    Clinical Preventive       3
                 Oral Health Services I                                  Total Credits:             74

     DENH 152    Preventive Oral           2     • For the General Education Elective, students must
                 Health Services I                 choose one course from the list of approved courses in
                                                   one of the following categories: Arts and Humanities
     DENH 153    Periodontology            2       (AH); Social Science: Societies and Institutions over
     DENH 154    Oral Health Care for      1       Time (SIT).
                 Medically Complex               • The free elective requirement has been waived for this
                 Clients and Clients               program.
                 with Special Needs              • Computer competencies and writing intensive work are
                                                   included in various courses in this program. Thus,
     DENH 155    General and Oral          2       completing the program automatically satisfies the
                 Pathology                         computing and writing intensive requirements for this
     ENGL 151    English II                3       program.
                                                 • Healthcare Provider CPR and Basic First Aid
                                           18
                                                   certifications are required immediately prior to Fall
                 Summer I Session                  Semester - First Year.
                                                 • Students must earn grades of "C" or better in all
     DENH 212    Pharmacology              2       DENH courses to qualify for semester promotion/
     CMTH 102    Speech                    3       graduation.
                 Communication
                                                Career Potential: Public Health Dental Hygiene
                                           5    Practitioner, Dental Sales, Dental Hygiene Instructor, School
                                                Hygienist, Registered Dental Hygienist in a general,
                 Third Semester                 periodontic, pediatric, prosthodontic and/or orthodontic
     DENH 205    Nutrition for the         2    private practice.
                 Dental Health Care
                 Provider                       Transfer Potential: Penn College of Technology, West
                                                Virginia University, Farmingdale State College, University of
     DENH 206    Local Anesthesia          2    Bridgeport, St. Petersburg College
     DENH 210    Clinical Preventive       4
                 Oral Health Services           Important Resources:
                 II
                                                 • Career Assessment Form - http://
     DENH 211    Preventive Oral           3       catalog.northampton.edu/Documents/Extras/
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Diagnostic Medical Sonography                                     • who are proficient entry-level general diagnostic medical
                                                                    sonographers and display compassion, professionalism,
Allied Health & Sciences                                            and have good communication skills.
                                                                  • with a broad knowledge base that enables them to
Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science                        embrace life-long learning.
Specialized Diploma awarded                                       • who are able to adapt to ever-changing technology in
                                                                    the health care industry.
Program Narrative                                                 • who are competent to pass the certification
With America's growing and aging population, the healthcare         examination.
sector continues to offer growth in employment                    • who meet or exceed the needs of their employers.
opportunities. Sonography is a key part of today's advanced
medical practices, and qualified sonography graduates from       Deadlines
Northampton find good-paying, flexible and rewarding             To receive primary consideration, completed applications
positions throughout the country.                                must be submitted by February 1. Applications received after
                                                                 this date will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
Completion of the program requirements of Northampton's
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree or the Specialized     Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further
Diploma in Diagnostic Medical Sonography allows the              information.
graduate the opportunity to sit for the American Registry of
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer's (ARDMS) examination.            Upon Acceptance into the Sonography Program
                                                                 The Admissions Office will mail to each student, accepted
NCC's sonography program is accredited by the Commission         into the program, a form to be completed for criminal
on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs             background clearance, and a health form for a complete
(CAAHEP) in collaboration with the Joint Review                  physical examination. The program will ask for written
Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography          verification that the essential functions/technical standards
(JRC-DMS).                                                       can be met.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography                                    Associate in Applied Science Degree
Joint Review Committee on Education in                           This program is designed for the individual without an Allied
Diagnostic Medical Sonography                                    Health background.
6021 University Blvd, Suite 500
Ellicott, MD 21043                                               Program Features
Phone: (443) 973-3251                                            The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Diagnostic
                                                                 Medical Sonography at NCC is a 24-month competency-
Fax: (866) 738-3444                                              based program beginning in the fall semester of each year.
www.jrcdms.org                                                   This program is designed for the individual without an Allied
magat@jrcdms.org                                                 Health background. Practice in scanning and instrumentation
                                                                 is done in the lab facility on NCC's campus. The clinical
Mission Statement                                                education component of the program is conducted at
The mission of Northampton's Diagnostic Medical                  various clinical affiliates in the Lehigh Valley, Poconos, Bucks
Sonography Program is to provide a quality and                   County, and New Jersey. There are approximately 1360 hours
comprehensive education in general sonography in a learner-      of clinical education.
centered environment. The graduates will have the
knowledge and skills needed to perform quality sonograms.        Program Admission Requirements
The graduates will serve as integral members of the health       Admission to the program is on a competitive basis. The
care team by contributing to the diagnosis of the patient's      minimum admission requirements to the program include:
illness. The program will instill in its graduates an
understanding of diversity and cultural differences, empathy,     • Completion of high school or GED equivalent
and good communication skills. The graduates will be able to      • Completion of high school biology with a lab
critically think and problem solve in order to meet the             component with a grade of B or better OR BIOS 115
required examination protocol and technical needs on              • Completion of 2 units of high school algebra with C or
atypical patients. The graduates will embrace the concept that      better OR MATH 022 and MATH 026 OR MATH 028
learning is a life-long experience in order to maintain             with a C or better
currency in the dynamic field of sonography.                      • Submission of an application
                                                                  • Submission of all official transcripts
Program Goals                                                     • Completion of a Career Assessment Form (CAF)
To produce graduates:                                             • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
                                                                  • Competitive applicants will be interviewed by the
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     Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not           Measured through the following benchmarks: student
     guarantee admission into the Sonography Program. Primary      retention rate, student attrition rate, course completion rate,
     consideration will be given to applicants who have            program completion rate, graduation rate, credentialing
     completed:                                                    examination pass rate, job placement and patterns of
                                                                   employment.
      • College Algebra, Human Anatomy I & II with a B or
        better the first time a course is taken                    Qualitative outcomes:
      • The general education courses that apply to the program
                                                                   To produce graduates who:
     Specialized Diploma
     This program is designed for the individual with an Allied     • are proficient entry-level general diagnostic medical
     Health background.                                               sonographers.
                                                                    • have good patient skills.
     Program Features                                               • protect themselves, peers and co-workers, and patients
                                                                      from communicable diseases.
     The Specialized Diploma in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
                                                                    • adapt to change.
     at NCC is a part-time 18-month competency-based program
                                                                    • meet or exceed the needs of their employers.
     beginning in the spring semester of each year. Practice in
     scanning and instrumentation is done in the lab facility on   Measured through the following benchmarks: clinical
     NCC's campus. The clinical education component of the         performance and clinical competency evaluation, problem
     program is conducted at various clinical affiliates in the    solving and critical thinking skills, communication skills,
     Lehigh Valley, Poconos, Bucks County, and New Jersey.         professional development and growth, graduate satisfaction,
     There are approximately 1360 hours of clinical education.     and employer satisfaction.
     Program Admission Requirements                                Diagnostic Medical Sonography,
     Admission to the program is on a competitive basis. The       Associate in Applied Science Degree
     minimum admission requirements to the program include:
     Completion of high school or GED equivalent                   Course Code               Course Title             Credits
                                                                                             Fall Semester
      • Allied Health background
      • Submission of an application                               BIOS 204                  Human Anatomy and            4
      • Submission of all official transcripts                                               Physiology I
      • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0                                 DMSG 101                  Fundamentals of              2
      • MATH 140 College Algebra                                                             Sonography
      • DMSG 103 Introduction to Acoustical Physics
      • DMSG 101 Fundamentals of Sonography                        DMSG 103                  Introduction to              2
      • Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II (BIOS 204 &                                        Acoustical Physics
        BIOS 254)                                                  ENGL 101C                 English I                    3
      • Communication skills: ENGL 101 English I and CMTH
                                                                   MATH 140                  College Algebra              3
        102 Speech Communications
      • CISC 101 Introduction to Computers or three, one           ------------              Elective                     3
        credit courses through OE/OE (OFAD 141, 142, 143)                                                                17
      • Competitive applicants will be interviewed by the
        program admission committee                                                          Spring Semester
     Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not           BIOS 254                  Human Anatomy and            4
     guarantee admission into the Sonography Program. Primary                                Physiology II
     consideration will be given to applicants who have            DMSG 105                  Acoustic Physics and         2
     completed:                                                                              Instrumentation I
      • College Algebra, Human Anatomy I & II with a B or          DMSG 110                  Abdominal                    4
        better the first time a course is taken                                              Sonography -
                                                                                             Anatomy, Physiology,
     Program Outcomes                                                                        Imaging and Critique
                                                                   DMSG 115                  Obstetrical and              4
     Quantitative Outcomes
                                                                                             Gynecological
     To produce graduates who:                                                               Sonography -
                                                                                             Anatomy, Physiology,
      • have a broad knowledge base                                                          Imaging, and Critique
      • pass their certification examination                                                 I


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DMSG 120              Clinical Practice I        3         DMSG 105               Acoustic Physics and        2
                                                                                  Instrumentation I
DMSG 125              Sectional Anatomy for      1
                      Sectional Imagers                    DMSG 110               Abdominal                   4
                                                                                  Sonography -
                                                 18
                                                                                  Anatomy, Physiology,
                      Summer Sessions                                             Imaging and Critique I

DMSG 170              Clinical Practice II       3         DMSG 115               Obstetrical and             4
                                                                                  Gynecological
                      Fall Semester                                               Sonography -
                                                                                  Anatomy, Physiology,
CMTH 102              Speech                     3                                Imaging, and Critique
                      Communication                                               I
DMSG 160              Abdominal                  4         DMSG 120               Clinical Practice I         3
                      Sonography -
                      Anatomy, Physiology,                 DMSG 125               Sectional Anatomy for       1
                      Imaging and Critique                                        Medical Imagers
                      II                                                                                      14
DMSG 155              Acoustic Physics and       3
                      Instrumentation II                                          Summer Sessions

DMSG 220              Clinical Practice III      3         DMSG 170               Clinical Practice II        3

ENGL 151C             English II                 3                                Fall Semester
                                                 16        DMSG 155               Acoustic Physics and        3
                                                                                  Instrumentation II
                      Spring Semester
                                                           DMSG 160               Abdominal                   4
DMSG 165              Obstetrical and            4                                Sonography Anatomy,
                      Gynecological                                               Physiology, Imaging
                      Sonography -                                                and Critique II
                      Anatomy, Physiology,
                      Imaging, and Critique                DMSG 220               Clinical Practice III       3
                      II                                                                                      10
DMSG 215G             Small Parts and            2
                                                                                  Spring Semester
                      Special Topics
                                                           DMSG 165               Obstetrical and             4
DMSG 230              Clinical Practice IV       3
                                                                                  Gynecological
PSYC 103              Introduction to            3                                Sonography -
                      Psychology                                                  Anatomy, Physiology,
-----------           Social Science:            3                                Imaging, and Critique
                      Societies and                                               II
                      Institutions over Time               DMSG 215G              Small Parts and             2
                      Elective (SIT)                                              Special Topics
                                                 15        DMSG 230               Clinical Practice IV        3

                      Summer Sessions                                                                         9

DMSG 240              Clinical Practice V        5                                Summer Sessions

                      Total Credits              74        DMSG 240               Clinical Practice V         5

 • Human Anatomy and Physiology I is substituted for one                          Total Credits               41
   of the Human Knowledge courses.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography,                             Career Potential: Sonographer (RDMS), Echocardiographer
Specialized Diploma                                        (RDCS), Vascular Technologist (RVT)

Course Code           Course Title             Credits     Transfer Potential: Thomas Jefferson University,
                      Spring Semester                      Misercordia University


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     Important Resources:                                              Childhood Education: Infant to Grade 4, associate in
                                                                       applied science degree program. The Early Childhood
      • Program Highlights -                                           Education program provides extensive opportunities to
        http://catalog.northampton.edu/Sonography-Program-             observe and work with young children during your time at
        Highlights.htm                                                 NCC. Upon graduation from NCC students have two
      • Clinical Affiliates -                                          choices: immediately obtain a teaching position in a child care
        http://catalog.northampton.edu/Clinical-Affiliates.htm         center or at a Head Start program, or, transfer to a bachelor's
      • Links to other Organizations -                                 degree program at a college or university to complete the
                                                                       requirements for teacher certification.
        http://catalog.northampton.edu/Sonography-Related-
        Links.htm                                                      Do you have a subject area that you think you want to
      • Career Assessment Information                                  teach?
        http://catalog.northampton.edu/Career-                         Students that think they may want to teach a subject or
        Assessment.htm                                                 content area (mathematics, science, English, social studies,
      • Career Assessment Form                                         etc) may consider teaching at either the middle school or high
      • Sonography Class Schedule                                      school level.
        http://catalog.northampton.edu/Sonography-Class-
        Schedule.htm                                                   The Middle School Grades 4 to 8 certification is new to
      • Volunteer Opportunity for DMS Program Applicants               Pennsylvania. Middle level certification will allow teachers to
        http://catalog.northampton.edu/Volunteer-                      teach the last two grades of elementary school (grades 4 and
        Opportunities.htm                                              5) and all grades of middle school. The Middle Level
                                                                       Education: Grades 4 to 8 NCC degree gives students a
                                                                       strong foundation in mathematics, science, language arts, and
     Education - All Programs                                          social science. Students then transfer to a bachelor's degree
                                                                       program at college or university to complete the
     Students intending to prepare to become teachers of children      requirements for teacher certification.
     from infancy through twelfth grade may start their
                                                                       Students intending to become high school teachers should
     educational preparation at Northampton Community
                                                                       select either the NCC degree in Secondary Education (for
     College. NCC offers five distinct degree programs that will
                                                                       those that want to teach English, history, foreign language, or
     prepare students for a variety of teaching positions in
                                                                       social studies), or, the Secondary Education: Math &
     settings such as public schools, parochial and private schools,
                                                                       Science degree. After graduation from NCC students then
     as well as childcare centers and Head Start programs. Our
                                                                       transfer to a bachelor's degree program at college or
     degree programs are:
                                                                       university to complete the requirements for teacher
      •   Early Childhood Education: Infant to Grade 4, AAS            certification.
      •   Middle Level Education: Grades 4 to 8, AA
                                                                       What teaching positions could I obtain with an
      •   Secondary Education, AA
                                                                       associate degree from NCC?
      •   Secondary Education: Math & Science, AS
      •   Special Education: Paraeducator Training, AAS                Students who wish to enter directly into a job after
                                                                       completing an associate degree from NCC have several
     The information presented below answers some questions            options. The Early Childhood Education: Infant to
     students frequently ask when thinking about a career in           Grade 4 prepares students to work in childcare centers and
     education.                                                        Head Start programs.

     Are you not sure which level or grade you want to teach?          NCC also offers the gateway to a career as a paraeducator or
     Many students that come to NCC interested in teaching as a        teacher assistants through the Special Education:
     career are unsure of which grades they would be best suited       Paraprofessional Training degree. For students who wish
     to teach. Such students should take EDUC115 Education             to help classroom teachers, the position of teacher assistant
     for All Students, a course which explores all grade levels,       offers another opportunity to work in schools.
     including pre-kindergarten through high school
                                                                       Students who have completed the Middle Level Education:
     teaching. EDUC115 gives students real world experience
                                                                       Grades 4-8, the Secondary Education, or the Secondary
     through observations in the schools, which often helps
                                                                       Education: Math & Science associate in science degree
     students to determine which level of teaching is best for
                                                                       may also gain employment as teacher assistants.
     them.
                                                                       Northampton offers a wide range of programs for students
     Are you sure that you want to teach young children, Pre-
                                                                       intending to make teaching a career.
     Kindergarten to Grade 4 and/or aged infancy to age 9 in
     child care or Head Start?
     Students who are sure that they want to work with younger
     students up to Grade 4 may enter directly into the Early

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Education - Early Childhood                                        The following are available via the NCC Online Learning:
                                                                   Early Childhood AAS and Certificate, CDA Specialized
Education: Infant to Grade 4                                       Diplomas, School Age Child Care SD, and Leadership for
                                                                   Early Childhood Program Directors SD.

Education & Academic Success                                       This is a Tech Prep program . . . ask your high school
                                                                   counselor.
Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science;
Certificate and Specialized Diplomas conferred                     Program Outcomes
                                                                   Graduates of the program will:
Program Narrative
Teaching young children is rewarding and inspiring! Highly           • Child Development and Learning: Students use
qualified faculty prepare students to be effective teachers of         knowledge of child development and learning to
children aged infant to nine years. Graduates may transfer             understand that each child's learning and development is
seamlessly to four-year institutions or immediately enter the          unique due to multiple interacting influences. Students
early care and education profession.                                   apply this knowledge to create inclusive, responsive
                                                                       learning environments and experiences that are healthy,
Graduates who transfer within Pennsylvania may enter a                 safe, and arts-integrated.
four-year institution at the junior level where they will earn a     • Building Family and Community Relationships: Students
baccalaureate degree and Pre-K to Grade 4 Pennsylvania                 integrate their knowledge about the complex
certification required to teach pre-kindergarten to grade four         characteristics of families and communities with their
in public and private schools.                                         abilities to incorporate multiple perspectives to build
                                                                       reciprocal relationships with families and the
Graduates who enter the early care and education profession            community.
are qualified to work as lead teachers in child care centers,        • Observing, Documenting, and Assessing to Support
Head Start programs, nursery schools, and assistant teachers           Young Children and Families: Students systematically
in pre-kindergarten classrooms. With experience and                    record observations that are consistent with the goals,
additional education, graduates may be employed as program             benefits, and appropriate uses of assessment. These
directors.                                                             observations are the basis for informing their decisions
                                                                       about creating inclusive learning environments, arts-
Program Features                                                       integrated curriculum and learning experiences, and
The program holds National Association for the Education               responsive interactions with children and their families.
of Young Children Associate Degree Accreditation. The                • Teaching and Learning: Students integrate knowledge of
entire program is available both on the Bethlehem and                  child development, families and communities, effective
Monroe campuses, and online. English Language Learner                  teaching strategies, assessment and early childhood
(ELL) competencies are introduced in three courses and                 content areas to design, implement, and evaluate
integrated along with special needs across all courses.                learning experiences for all young children.
Observational and supervised field experiences with children         • Becoming a Professional: Students implement their
from infancy through age nine occur in accredited campus               knowledge of ethical guidelines and professional
lab schools, students' work-site classrooms and/or approved            standards to become continuous, collaborative learners
off-campus locations. As part of the field experience,                 who demonstrate knowledgeable, reflective, and critical
students are required to submit video documentation of their           perspectives on their work; make informed decisions
teaching. Students need access to digital video and still              that integrate knowledge from a variety of sources; and
cameras.                                                               advocate for sound educational practices and policies.
Students are prepared to respect and value the uniqueness of       Early Childhood Education: Infant to Grade 4,
each child within the context of the child's culture, language,    Associate in Applied Science
abilities and interests. Building collaborative relationships
with families is a foundational skill. The arts are included       Course Code                Course Title           Credits
across all courses as symbol systems used to represent,                                       Semester One
express and construct meaning. The program's conceptual
framework, Art as a Way of Learning®, was developed in             EARL 106                   Early Childhood           3
partnership with Crayola LLC.                                                                 Development and
                                                                                              Learning
Proof of current health and criminal record clearances are         EARL 107                   Observation and           3
required prior to enrolling in a course.Further information is                                Assessment
available at www.northampton.edu
                                                                   CMTH 102                   Speech                    3
Contact Northampton's Admissions Office at 610-861-5500                                       Communication
for advising and additional information regarding this             ENGL 101C                  English I                 3
program.

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     SOCA 103 or    Principles of                + SPED 160 is highly recommended.
                    Sociology or                 ++ Transfer elective must be selected with the advice of the
                                                 academic advisor so that the course will transfer to students'
     SOCA 102       Cultural Anthropology   3
                                                 intended transfer institution.
                    (ESU Required)
                                                   • EDUC 105 Praxis I Prep is highly recommended for
                                            15        students who are transferring.
                                                   • Computer competencies are included in various courses
                    Semester Two                      in the program.
     EARL 126       Early Childhood Arts    3
                                                 Early Childhood Education: Infant to Grade 4,
     EARL 128       Infant-Toddler          3    Certificate
                    Development and
                    Learning                     Course Code              Course Title             Credits
     ENGL 151       English II              3    EARL 106                 Early Childhood             3
                                                                          Development and
     ARTA 100 or    Art and Visual          3
                                                                          Learning
                    Thinking (AH) or
                                                 EARL 107                 Observation and             3
     CMTH 110 or    Introduction to the
                                                                          Assessment
                    Theatre, or
                                                 EARL 126                 Early Childhood Arts        3
     MUSC 101 or    Introduction to Music
                    or                           EARL 128                 Infant-Toddler              3
                                                                          Development and
     DANC 101       Dance History
                                                                          Learning
     ------------   Elective +              3
                                                 EARL 208                 Early Childhood             3
                                            15                            Mathematics

                    Semester Three               EARL 216                 Early Childhood             3
                                                                          Literacy and Language
     EARL 208       Early Childhood         3
                    Mathematics                  EARL 217                 Child, Family and           3
                                                                          Communities
     EARL 216       Early Childhood         3
                    Literacy and Language        EARL 218                 Early Childhood             3
                                                                          Science
     EARL 217       Child, Family and       3
                    Community                    EARL 244                 Early Childhood             3
                                                                          Profession
     MATH 118       Foundations of          3
                    Mathematics I                EARL 263G                Internship - Early          3
                                                                          Childhood
     ------------   General Education       3
                    Elective in SSHB, SIT        ENGL 101C                English I                   3
                    or AH++                      ------------             Elective in SSHB, SIT,
                                            15                            AH                          3

                    Semester Four
                                                                          Total Credits               36
     EARL 218       Early Childhood         3
                    Science                      Child Development Associate (CDA),
     EARL 244       Early Childhood         3    Specialized Diploma
                    Profession                   Course Code              Course Title             Credits
     EARL 263G      Internship - Early      3    EARL 106                 Early Childhood             3
                    Childhood                                             Development and
     MATH 119       Foundations of          3                             Learning
                    Mathematics II               EARL 217                 Child, Family and           3
     BIOS 105       Contemporary            4                             Community
                    Biology                      EARL 244                 Early Childhood             3
                                            16                            Profession

                    Total Credits           61

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                            Total Credits                   9       Students are employed: Head Start, Child Care Centers,
                                                                    Family Child Care, School Districts
Infant-Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA),
Specialized Diploma                                                 Important Resources:

Course Code                 Course Title                Credits      • Building Inclusive Child Care -
EARL 106                    Early Childhood                 3          http://catalog.northampton.edu/Building-Inclusive-
                            Development and                            Child-Care.htm
                            Learning                                 • Links, Manuals, and Tools -
                                                                       http://catalog.northampton.edu/Links-Manuals-and-
EARL 128                    Infant-Toddler                  3
                                                                       Tools.htm
                            Development and
                            Learning
EARL 244                    Early Childhood
                            Profession
                                                            3       Education - Middle Level
                                                                    Education: Grades 4 to 8
                            Total Credits                   9
                                                                    Education & Academic Success
                                                                    Degree awarded: Associate in Arts
School-Age Child Care,
Specialized Diploma                                                 Program Narrative
This diploma is offered via the College Online Learning web based   The need for dedicated, caring, and highly skilled teachers in
program.                                                            our nation's schools is greater than ever before.
Course Code                 Course Title                Credits     Northampton is committed to providing an excellent
                                                                    foundation for students preparing to major in middle level
EARL 102                    Introduction to                 3       education when they transfer to a four-year college or
                            School Age Child Care                   university.
EARL 103                    Society and the School          3
                            Age Child                               The College offers the first two years of the baccalaureate
                                                                    degree program. Completion of the Associate in Arts Degree
EARL 104                    School Age Child Care           3       with a major in Middle Level Education: Grades 4 to 8 allows
                            Professional                            for a smooth transition to a four-year institution. At the
                                                                    transfer institution students will take advanced courses
                            Total Credits                   9       leading to a degree and certification for grades 4 through 8.
Leadership for Early Childhood Program Directors,                   Program Features
Specialized Diploma                                                 The Middle Level Education major provides students with a
Course Code                 Course Title                Credits     strong foundation in mathematics, science, language arts, and
                                                                    social sciences. Students start their professional courses with
EARL 231                    Organization and                3       EDUC115 Education for All Students and SPED160
                            Administration of                       Introduction to Special Education. All teachers need to be
                            Early Childhood                         able to work with special education students, and with
                            Programs                                students who have limited English proficiency.
EARL 232                    Leadership Seminar in           3       Northampton's program integrates content related to special
                            Early Childhood                         education and English language learners (ELL). Students will
                            Education                               then select education transfer electives based upon the
                                                                    institution to which they will transfer to complete the junior
BUSA 101                    Introduction to                 3
                                                                    and senior years of the bachelor's degree. We encourage
                            Business
                                                                    middle level majors to start thinking about their transfer
                            Total Credits                   9       institution as soon as possible so courses can be selected that
                                                                    provide a smooth transition from one college to the next.
Program prerequisite: 15 credits in Early Childhood/Child
Development course work or department approval.                     Students interested in becoming an art teacher should refer
                                                                    to the Individualized Transfer Studies major which is the
Career Potential: Preschool Teacher, Group Supervisor,              pathway from NCC to Kutztown University for art
Program Director, Classroom Assistants                              education.
NCC students transfer to: East Stroudsburg University,
                                                                    The Middle Level Education major is offered on both the
Bloomsburg University, Lock Haven University,
                                                                    Bethlehem and Monroe campuses. All of the courses for this
Shippensburg University, DeSales University, Keystone
College
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     degree are available in the day time, and many of them are      -------------            Social Science               3
     offered through evening courses.                                                         Transfer Elective +
                                                                                              (SSHB)
     Program Outcomes
                                                                                                                          16
     Graduates of the program will:
                                                                                              Third Semester
       • Demonstrate an understanding of the ideas, events,
         people, places, problems, and issues which are the          CHEM 135                 Chemistry of Life            4
         historical and sociological foundations for American        EDUC 105                 Praxis I Preparation         1
         education today.
       • Demonstrate an understanding of the ideas (theories),       MATH 150                 Introductory Statistics      3
         people (theorists), problems, and issues which define the                            (QL)
         art and science of teaching.                                -------------            Social Science               3
       • Be able to discuss the relationship of educational issues                            Transfer Elective +
         and educational theories to the art and science of                                   (SIT or SSHB)
         teaching practice.
       • Be able to define and use a discipline-specific,            -------------            Transfer Elective +          3
         professional vocabulary to think, speak, and write about    -------------            Transfer Elective +          3
         education as a foundation for pre-professional practice
         and experience.                                                                                                  17
       • Be able to read and interpret professional literature,
                                                                                              Fourth Semester
         demonstrating skills in analytical thinking both orally
         and in writing.                                             ENGL 215G                Multicultural                3
       • Demonstrate skills in self-directed study, research,                                 Adolescent Literature
         organization and learning, and relate these skills to                                (A/H) (WI)(D)
         teaching practice in the classroom setting.
       • Transfer to a four-year college/university offering the     MATH 140                 College Algebra              3
         B.A or B.S. degree in Middle School Education.              -------------            Social Science               3
                                                                                              Transfer Elective (SIT
     Middle Level Education: Grades 4-8,                                                      or SSHB) +
     Associate in Arts Degree                                        -------------            Transfer Elective +          3
     Course Code                Course Title          Credits        -------------            Transfer Elective +          3
                                First Semester                                                                            15
     CMTH 102                   Speech                   3
                                Communication                                                 Total Credits               63
     EDUC 115                   Education for All        3           + Transfer Electives must be selected with the advice of an
                                Students                             academic advisor so that courses will transfer to the students'
     ENGL 101C                  English I                3           intended transfer institution. Refer to transfer guides.
                                                                     . EDUC105 Praxis I Preparation course assists students to
     HIST 113                   American History I       3           prepare for the standardized Praxis exam. The course is not
                                (SIT)                                otherwise AA/AS applicable and is not transferable.
     MATH 118                   Foundations of Math      3           . Writing intensive courses include ENGL215G. One other
                                I (QL)                               course must be taken as writing intensive. ENGL215G also
                                                        15           fulfils the Diversity elective.
                                                                     . Taking both ENGL101C and ENGL151C satisfies the
                                Second Semester                      general education Computer Literacy Requirement.
     BIOS 105                   Contemporary             4
                                Biology (SCI)
     ENGL 151C                  English II               3
     MATH 119                   Foundations of Math      3
                                II
     SPED 160                   Intro to Special         3
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Education - Secondary                                                Graduates of the program will:

Education                                                              • Demonstrate the professional knowledge-base and
                                                                         attitudes appropriate for pre-service teachers, grounded
Education & Academic Success                                             in the social, philosophical and historical foundations of
Degree awarded: Associate in Arts                                        education.
                                                                       • Learn to create and support learning environments that
Program Narrative                                                        promote healthy academic and social development of all
                                                                         adolescents.
The Secondary Education major is designed for students
                                                                       • Employ effective instructional principles for students
who intend to teach English, a foreign language, history,
                                                                         from diverse backgrounds or with special needs.
social studies, or social science, at the high school level.
                                                                       • Use second language learning strategies in learning
Students interested in becoming an art teacher should refer              situations (ELL).
to the Individualized Transfer Studies major which is the              • Integrate disciplinary knowledge and dispositions
pathway from NCC to Kutztown University for art                          relevant to content concentration.
education.                                                             • Complete 40 hours of field experiences that
                                                                         contextualizes the complexity of today's classrooms,
The need for dedicated, caring, and highly skilled teachers in           schools and community.
our nation's schools is greater than ever before.                      • Transfer to a four-year college/university offering the
Northampton is committed to providing an excellent                       B.A or B.S. degree in Secondary Education.
foundation for students preparing to major in secondary
education when they transfer to a four-year college or               Secondary Education,
university.                                                          Associate in Arts Degree
                                                                     Course Code                Course Title              Credits
The College offers the first two years of the baccalaureate
degree program. Completion of the Associate in Arts Degree                                      First Semester
with a major in Secondary Education allows for a smooth              CMTH 102                   Speech                      3
transition to a four-year institution. At the transfer institution                              Communication
students will take advanced courses leading to a degree and
certification for grades 7 through 12.                               EDUC 115                   Education for All           3
                                                                                                Students
Program Features                                                     ENGL 101C                  English I                   3
The Secondary Education major provides students with a
strong foundation in mathematics, science, language arts, and        MATH ______                Mathematics Transfer        3
social sciences. Students start their professional courses with                                 Elective (QL) +
EDUC115 Education for All Students and SPED160                       ------------------         Social Science              3
Introduction to Special Education. All teachers need to be                                      Transfer Elective (SIT)
able to work with special education students, and with                                          +
students who have limited English proficiency.
                                                                                                                            15
Northampton's program integrates content related to special
education and English language learners (ELL).                                                  Second Semester
Students should determine which subject area they intend to          ENGL 151C                  English II                  3
teach in high school, and work with their college advisor to         SPED 160                   Intro to Special            3
select courses based upon the area of specialization and the                                    Education
institution to which they will transfer to complete the junior
and senior years of the bachelor's degree. Students will take a      MATH______                 Mathematics Transfer        3
significant number of courses at NCC related to the subject                                     Elective (QL) +
they will teach.                                                     ------------------         Social Science              3
                                                                                                Transfer Elective
We encourage secondary education majors to start thinking                                       (SSHB) +
about their transfer institution as soon as possible so courses
can be selected that provide a smooth transition from one            ------------------         Transfer Elective +         3
college to the next.                                                                                                        15
The Secondary Education major is offered on both the                                            Third Semester
Bethlehem and Monroe campuses. All of the courses for this
degree are available in the day time, and many of them are           EDUC 105                   Praxis I Preparation        1
offered through evening courses.

Program Outcomes
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     ------------------       Social Science               3           education when they transfer to a four-year college or
                              Transfer Elective (SIT                   university.
                              or SSHB) +
                                                                       The College offers the first two years of the baccalaureate
     ------------------       Transfer Electives +        12           degree program. Completion of the Associate in Science
                                                          16           Degree with a major in Secondary Education: Math &
                                                                       Science allows for a smooth transition to a four-year
                              Fourth Semester                          institution. At the transfer institution students will take
                                                                       advanced courses leading to a degree and certification for
     ENGL 215G                Multicultural                3           grades 7 through 12.
                              Adolescent Literature
                              (A/H) (WI)(D)                            Program Features
     ------------------       Social Science               3           The Secondary Education major provides students with a
                              Transfer Elective (SIT                   strong foundation in mathematics, science, language arts, and
                              or SSHB) +                               social sciences. Students start their professional courses with
     ------------------       Science Transfer             4           EDUC115 Education for All Students and SPED160
                              Electives (SCI) +                        Introduction to Special Education. All teachers need to be
                                                                       able to work with special education students, and with
     ------------------       Transfer Electives +         6           students who have limited English proficiency.
                                                          16           Northampton's program integrates content related to special
                                                                       education and English language learners (ELL).
                              Total Credits               62
                                                                       Students should determine which subject area they intend to
     + Transfer Electives must be selected with the advice of an       teach in high school, and work with their college advisor to
     academic advisor so that courses will transfer to the student's   select courses based upon the area of specialization and the
     intended transfer institution, and, correspond to the area of     institution to which they will transfer to complete the junior
     content the student will teach at the high school level. Refer    and senior years of the bachelor's degree. Students will take a
     to transfer guides.                                               significant number of courses at NCC related to the subject
                                                                       they will teach.
      • EDUC105 Praxis I Preparation course helps students to
        prepare for the standardized Praxis exam. The course is        We encourage secondary education majors to start thinking
        not otherwise AA/AS applicable and is not transferable.        about their transfer institution as soon as possible so courses
      • ENGL215G fulfills one Writing Intensive requirement.           can be selected that provide a smooth transition from one
        One other course must be taken as writing intensive.           college to the next.
        ENGL215G also fulfils the Diversity elective.
      • Taking both ENGL101C and ENGL151C satisfies the                The Secondary Education: Math & Science major is offered
        general education Computer Literacy Requirement.               on both the Bethlehem and Monroe campuses. All of the
                                                                       courses for this degree are available in the day time, and
                                                                       many of them are offered through evening courses.
     Education - Secondary                                             Program Outcomes
     Education: Math & Science                                         Graduates of the program will:

     Education & Academic Success                                        • Demonstrate the professional knowledge-base and
     Degree awarded: Associate in Science                                  attitudes appropriate for pre-service teachers, grounded
                                                                           in the social, philosophical and historical foundations of
     Program Narrative                                                     education.
     The Secondary Education: Math & Science major is designed           • Learn to create and support learning environments that
     for students who intend to teach mathematics or science at            promote healthy academic and social development of all
     the high school level.                                                adolescents.
                                                                         • Employ effective instructional principles for students
     Students interested in becoming an art teacher should refer           from diverse backgrounds or with special needs.
     to the Individualized Transfer Studies major which is the           • Use second language learning strategies in learning
     pathway from NCC to Kutztown University for art                       situations (ELL).
     education.                                                          • Integrate disciplinary knowledge and dispositions
                                                                           relevant to content concentration.
     The need for dedicated, caring, and highly skilled teachers in      • Complete 40 hours of field experiences that
     our nation's schools is greater than ever before.                     contextualizes the complexity of today's classrooms,
     Northampton is committed to providing an excellent                    schools and community.
     foundation for students preparing to major in secondary

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 • Transfer to a four-year college/university offering the   -------------------      Mathematics or               6
   B.A or B.S. degree in Secondary Education.                                         Science Transfer
                                                                                      Electives +
Secondary Education: Mathematics and Science,
                                                             -------------------      Transfer Elective +          3
Associate in Science Degree
                                                                                                                  15
Course Code             Course Title              Credits
                        First Semester                                                Total Credits               62
CMTH 102                Speech                      3        + Transfer Electives must be selected with the advice of an
                        Communication                        academic advisor so that courses will transfer to the student's
EDUC 115                Education for All           3        intended transfer institution, and, correspond to the area of
                        Students                             content the student will teach at the high school level. Refer
                                                             to transfer guides.
ENGL 101C               English I                   3
MATH ______             Mathematics Transfer        3         • EDUC105 Praxis I Preparation course helps students to
                        Elective (QL) +                         prepare for the standardized Praxis exam. The course is
                                                                not otherwise AA/AS applicable and is not transferable.
-------------------     Mathematics or              3         • ENGL215G fulfills one Writing Intensive requirement.
                        Science Transfer                        One other course must be taken as writing intensive.
                        Elective +                              ENGL215G also fulfils the Diversity elective.
                                                    15        • Taking both ENGL101C and ENGL151C satisfies the
                                                                general education Computer Literacy Requirement.
                        Second Semester
ENGL 151C               English II                  3
SPED 160                Intro to Special            3
                                                             Education - Special Education:
                        Education                            Paraeducator Training
MATH______              Mathematics Transfer        3
                                                             Education & Academic Success
                        Elective (QL) +
                                                             Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science;
-------------------     Science Transfer            4
                                                             Certificate and Specialized Diplomas conferred
                        Elective (SCI) +
-------------------     Mathematics or              3        Program Narrative
                        Science Transfer                     Special Education is an important and exciting field for
                        Elective +                           persons interested primarily in the education of children with
                                                    16       disabilities. The Individuals With Disabilities Education
                                                             Improvement Act 2004 (IDEIA) and No Child Left Behind
                        Third Semester                       (NCLB) legislation increasingly support and highlight the
                                                             need for appropriately trained and qualified personnel
EDUC 105                Praxis I Preparation        1        involved in the education of children with disabilities. As
-------------------     Social Science              3        more schools implement appropriate inclusion of children
                        Transfer Elective (SIT)              with disabilities, the need for education in knowledge and
                        +                                    skills of inclusive practices becomes increasingly valuable.
                                                             Northampton Community College's special education
-------------------     Mathematics or              6
                                                             program prepares students with competencies necessary to
                        Science Transfer
                                                             support children with disabilities in various educational
                        Electives +
                                                             settings.
-------------------     Transfer Electives +        6
                                                             Program Features
                                                    16
                                                             The Special Education Paraeducator Training (A.A.S.) degree
                        Fourth Semester                      prepares students to work under the supervision of a
                                                             certified teacher as paraeducators or teacher assistants in a
ENGL 215G               Multicultural               3        variety of educational settings. A Special Education
                        Adolescent Literature,               Paraeducator Certificate and Specialized Diploma are also
                        (A/H) (WI)(D)                        available. Coursework and field experiences integrate federal
-------------------     Social Science              3        and state special education professional standards and best
                        Transfer Elective                    practices. In addition, the program offers the opportunity for
                        (SSHB) +                             students pursuing dual certification (special education and an
                                                             area of Pre-K - 12 teacher certification) to complete special

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     education coursework that is transferable to four-year         SPED 163                 Instructional                3
     institutions.                                                                           Strategies for Children
                                                                                             with Exceptionalities
     The program is offered at the Bethlehem Campus and
     online. Some courses are also offered at the Monroe Campus.                                                         15
     Students intending to transfer to a four-year program are
     advised to take the course EDUC105 Praxis I Preparation,                                Third Semester
     or, to study for, take, and pass the Praxis I exam before      EDUC ____ or             Education Elective or
     transferring.
                                                                    EARL 217 or              Child, Family and            3
     Program Outcomes                                                                        Community
                                                                    MATH 103 or              Applications in
     Graduates of the program will:                                                          Mathematics or
       • Apply knowledge of child development and learning to       MATH 118 or              Foundations of
         create inclusive, responsive environments and                                       Mathematics I or
         experiences that are universally designed.                 MATH 120                 The Nature of                3
       • Apply knowledge of special needs or exceptionalities,                               Mathematics
         educational processes, resources, and skills to design,
         implement, and evaluate learning experiences for all       SPED 161G                Accommodating                3
         children.                                                                           Children with
       • Apply knowledge of families, educational systems, and                               Exceptionalities in the
         communities to build reciprocal relationships with                                  Classroom
         families and educational communities.                      SPED 166                 Assistive Technology         3
       • Utilize knowledge of ethical guidelines and professional                            for Children with
         standards to make informed decisions and be advocates                               Exceptionalities
         for sound educational practices and policies.
                                                                    SOCA 103                 Principles of                3
     Special Education: Paraeducator Training,                                               Sociology
     Associate in Applied Science Degree                                                                                 15
     Course Code                Course Title          Credits                                Fourth Semester
                                First Semester                      SPED 210                 Internship                   6
     EDUC 115 or                Education for All                   ------------             Science Elective (SCI)       4
                                Students or                                                  *
     EARL 106                   Early Childhood          3          ------------             Arts and Humanities          3
                                Development and                                              Elective (AH) +*
                                Learning
                                                                    ------------             Elective *                   3
     ENGL 101C                  English I                3
                                                                                                                         16
     PSYC 103                   Introduction to          3
                                Psychology                                                   Total Credits                61
     SPED 160                   Introduction to          3          * Students intending to transfer to complete a bachelor's
                                Special Education                   degree must select electives with the advice of an academic
     SPED 164                   The Paraeducator         3          advisor so that courses will transfer to the student's intended
                                Professional                        transfer institution.
                                                         15         + The Arts and Humanities (AH) Elective must be taken
                                                                    from the list of approved courses in that category; ARTA
                                Second Semester                     100 is recommended.
                                                                      • Completion of SPED 161G satisfies the Writing
     CMTH 102                   Speech                   3               Intensive (WI) requirement.
                                Communication
     ENGL 151C                  English II               3          Special Education: Paraeducator Training,
     PSYC 251                   Child Psychology         3          Certificate

     SPED 162                   Foundations of           3          Course Code              Course Title              Credits
                                Special Education                   ENGL 101C                English I                    3



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PSYC 103               Introduction to             3         Career Potential: Career path for teaching certification,
                       Psychology                            Paraeducator
SPED 160 +             Introduction to             3         NCC students have transferred to: East Stroudsburg
                       Special Education +                   University, Bloomsburg University, Cedar Crest College
SPED 161G              Accommodating               3
                       Children with                         NCC students are employed by: Intermediate Units, Early
                       Exceptionalities in the               Childhood Centers, School Districts
                       Classroom
SPED 162               Foundations of              3         Electrical Construction
                       Special Education                     Technology
SPED 163               Instructional               3
                       Strategies for Children               Business & Technology
                       with Exceptionalities                 Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science
SPED 164               The Paraeducator            3         Program Narrative
                       Professional
                                                             Electrical construction involves the installation, wiring and
SPED 166               Assistive Technology        3         testing of electrical equipment in residential, commercial and
                       for Children with                     industrial buildings. The work itself is both physically
                       Exceptionalities                      demanding and highly rewarding. It requires a strong working
SPED 210 ++            Special Education           6         knowledge of wiring practices and The National Electrical
                       Internship ++                         Code, a basic knowledge of the equipment used in
                                                             commercial applications, industrial processes and
                       Total Credits               30        environmental controls, as well as a journeyman's license. If
                                                             you are interested in pursuing a career in Electrical
+ SPED 160 is a co- or prerequisite for SPED 161G, 162,      Construction, our program can help you achieve your goal.
163, 164, 166.
++ SPED 210 has prerequistes of SPED 160, 161G, 162,         In addition to our Electrical Construction Technology
163, 164, 166.                                               associate's degree program, Northampton also offers a
                                                             specialized diploma in Electrical Technology for students
Special Education: Paraeducator Training,                    who wish to enter and grow in the profession. If you plan to
Specialized Diploma                                          earn a bachelor's degree in the field, our program is also a
                                                             good way to get started.
Course Code            Course Title              Credits     In addition to this associate's degree, IBEW members
SPED 160 +             Introduction to             3         enrolled in the five-year IBEW Apprenticeship Program can
                       Special Education +                   also opt for a version of the degree. See "Electrical
                                                             Construction Technology IBEW" for more information.
SPED 161 or 161G*      Accommodating               3
                       Children with                         Program Features
                       Exceptionalities in the
                       Classroom                             The program provides an in-depth study of electrical
                                                             fundamentals, wiring techniques, and the National Electrical
SPED 162               Foundations of              3         Code that is applicable to residential, commercial and
                       Special Education                     industrial installations. We prepare our students to sit for
SPED 163               Instructional               3         municipal (PA) and state (NJ) electrician's license exams. The
                       Strategies for Children               program also provides fundamental knowledge of a broad
                       with Exceptionalities                 range of related technologies including electricity, HVAC,
                                                             fiber optics, motor controls, and PLCs. This breadth of
SPED 164               The Paraeducator            3         technical knowledge enables graduates to work on a variety
                       Professional                          of projects in construction, utility and manufacturing
SPED 166               Assistive Technology        3         industries. Required general education courses round out the
                       for Children with                     degree requirements to provide graduates with the ability to
                       Exceptionalities                      effectively communicate and interface with other employees,
                                                             customers, suppliers and other organizations.
                       Total Credits               18
                                                             Courses are carefully scheduled so that you can earn the AAS
+SPED 160 is a co- or prerequisite for SPED 161, 162, 163,   degree in two years of full-time study. Alternatively, course
164, 166.                                                    work can be completed over a longer period during the
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     evening on a part-time basis. Students can begin the program     CMTH 102               Speech                    3
     in the fall or spring.                                                                  Communication
     Completion of the degree will prepare you to grow into           EMEC 101               Electrical                3
     positions of higher responsibility in the field. It will also                           Fundamentals
     enable you to transfer all course work to the following online   ENGG 117               Technical Drawings &      3
     baccalaureate degree programs:                                                          Specifications
      • B.S. Applied Management through Franklin University           ENGL 101C              English I                 3
      • B.S. Industrial Management through California                                                                  15
        University of Pennsylvania
                                                                                             Second Semester
     Admission to the program is open to any student meeting
     the standard college entrance requirements. To complete the      ELTC 107               Electrical Wiring I       2
     on-campus program in a timely basis, students are required to    ELTC 109               Electrical Wiring II      3
     meet with the Assistant Director of Technical Programs
                                                                      EMEC135                Electrical Motors and     4
     (610-332-6260) for advising prior to entering the program.
                                                                                             Controls
     Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further        ENGL 151               English II ++             3
     information.
                                                                      MATH 140               College Algebra           3
     Program Outcomes                                                                                                  15
     Graduates of the program will:
                                                                                             Third Semester
      • Describe the operation and application of commonly            ELTC 211               National Electrical       4
        used electrical components and circuits.                                             Code
      • Demonstrate a basic framework of technical vocabulary
        and symbols.                                                  EMEC 240               Industrial Control        4
      • Demonstrate the application of commonly used                                         Systems I
        methods of circuit analysis and theory.                       HVAC 101               Fundamentals of           3
      • Test and troubleshoot electrical and electronic circuits.                            HVAC/R I
      • Properly use test equipment including oscilloscopes, DC
        power supplies, function generators, multi-meters, high       PHYS 101               Physics I                 4
        voltage testers, and megohmmeters.                            ------------           General Education         3
      • Record, interpret and analyze data.                                                  Elective +++
      • Interpret technical information in the form of
                                                                                                                       18
        architectural drawings, schematics, specifications, graphs
        and procedure.                                                                       Fourth Semester
      • Use a lab notebook in recording relevant and necessary
        project information.                                          ELTC 222               Solar Photovoltaic        3
      • Demonstrate the ability to work both independently and                               Systems I
        as part of a team.                                            ELTC 265               Electrical Cabling **     3
      • Demonstrate written and oral communication skills.
      • Demonstrate skills in reporting, analyzing, and               ELTC 260G              Electrical                2
        researching technical information.                                                   Construction
      • Appreciate the breadth and dynamics of the electrical                                Practicum
        construction industry and be prepared to adapt to             ------------           Technical Elective +      3
        changes.
      • Properly interpret and use the National Electric Code to      ------------           General Education         3
        perform electrical tasks.                                                            Elective +++
      • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the safety                ------------           Elective                  3
        requirements involved in all phases of electrical work.
                                                                                                                       17
     Electrical Construction Technology,
                                                                                             Total Credits             65
     Associate in Applied Science Degree
                                                                      ** ELTC 265 is a Summer I class.
     Course Code              Course Title            Credits
                                                                      + Technical Elective may be selected from among any of the
                              First Semester                          following courses:
     CISC 101                 Introduction to             3
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 •   EMEC 105, 110, 245, 281, 282                                Code applicable to residential, commercial and industrial
 •   HVAC 102, 104, 120, 121, 140, 150                           installations. Students are prepared to sit for municipal and
 •   ENGG (all except 117)                                       state journeyman electrician's license exams. The program
 •   WELD (all)                                                  also provides fundamental knowledge of a broad range of
                                                                 related technologies including HVAC, electronics, fiber
++ Students are advised to complete the Technical Writing        optics, motor controls, and PLCs. This breadth of technical
option of ENGL 151.                                              knowledge enables graduates to work on a variety of projects
+++ For the General Education Electives, students must           in construction, utility and manufacturing industries.
select one course from the list of approved courses in two of
the following categories: Arts & Humanities (AH); Social         At the same time, apprentices carry out their on-the-job
Science: Societies and Institutions over Time (SIT); Social      training requirements through Local #375 as required by the
Science: Scientific Study of Human Behavior (SSHB).              Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. Students completing
                                                                 the technical classroom work and the other IBEW
 • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).             Apprenticeship requirements will then be qualified to work as
                                                                 a skilled union journeyman wireman in residential,
Career Potential: Inside Wireman, VDV Installer/                 commercial and industrial construction projects found in the
Technician, Residential Wireman                                  electrical and teledata industries. The remaining course
                                                                 requirements for the associate's degree, including the General
Electrical Construction                                          Education courses, can be fulfilled on Northampton's
                                                                 campus or through distance education.
Technology IBEW
                                                                 Qualification to enter the IBEW-sponsored option requires
Business & Technology                                            acceptance into the Electrical Construction Trade
Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science                     apprenticeship program through the JATC at Local #375.
                                                                 Contact IBEW Local #375 at 610-432-9762 for more
Program Narrative                                                information on requirements.
Electrical construction involves the installation, wiring and
                                                                 All course work can be completed evenings on a part-time
testing of electrical equipment in residential, commercial and
                                                                 basis. Completion of the overall degree will prepare you to
industrial buildings. The work itself is both physically
                                                                 grow into positions of higher responsibility. It will also
demanding and highly rewarding. It requires a strong working
                                                                 enable you to transfer all course work to the following online
knowledge of wiring practices and electrical code, a basic
                                                                 baccalaureate degree programs:
knowledge of the equipment used in industrial processes and
environmental control, and typically an electrical                • B.S. Applied Management through Franklin University
journeyman's license. In addition to a specialized diploma in     • B.S. Industrial Management through California
Electrical Technology, Northampton offers an Electrical             University of Pennsylvania.
Construction Technology degree program in partnership
with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers         Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further
(IBEW local #375) for students who wish to enter the             information.
profession as a skilled union journeyman.
                                                                 Program Outcomes
We also offer a non-IBEW version of this associate's degree.
                                                                 Graduates of the program will:
See "Electrical Construction Technology" for more
information.                                                      • Describe the operation and application of commonly
                                                                    used electrical components and circuits.
Program Features
                                                                  • Demonstrate a basic framework of technical vocabulary
The Five-Year IBEW Apprenticeship Program offers                    and symbols.
qualifying applicants occupational education under the            • Demonstrate the application of commonly used
sponsorship of the Joint Apprenticeship and Training                methods of circuit analysis and theory.
Committee (JATC) of the International Brotherhood of              • Test and troubleshoot electrical and electronic circuits.
Electrical Workers (IBEW Local #375).                             • Properly use test equipment including oscilloscopes, DC
                                                                    power supplies, function generators, multi-meters, high
Taught by Northampton's electrical instructors using our            voltage testers, and megohmmeters.
college-approved curriculum, IBEW apprenticeship students         • Record, interpret and analyze data.
will complete thirty credits of Northampton's electrical          • Interpret technical information in the form of
construction technology coursework at the IBEW #375                 architectural drawings, schematics, specifications, graphs
facilities in Allentown, PA. Tuition for that course work is        and procedure.
paid by IBEW's JATC.                                              • Use a lab notebook in recording relevant and necessary
                                                                    project information.
The program provides an in-depth study of electrical
fundamentals, wiring techniques, and the National Electrical

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      • Demonstrate the ability to work both independently and                               Fifth Year
        as part of a team.
      • Demonstrate written and oral communication skills.         ELTC 250                  Electrical                    6
      • Demonstrate skills in reporting, analyzing, and                                      Construction
        researching technical information.                                                   Technology V
      • Appreciate the breadth and dynamics of the electrical      -----------               General Education             3
        construction industry and be prepared to adapt to                                    Elective ++
        changes.
                                                                   -----------               Elective                      3
      • Properly interpret and use the National Electric Code to
        perform electrical tasks.                                                                                         12
      • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the safety
        requirements involved in all phases of electrical work.                              Total Credits                62

     Electrical Construction Technology - IBEW,                    + Technical Elective options:
     Associate in Applied Science Degree                           ELTC 265
                                                                   EMEC 105, 110, 240, 245, 281, 282
     Course Code            Course Title            Credits
                                                                   HVAC 101, 102, 104, 120, 121, 140, 150
                            First Year                             ENGG all
     ELTC 110               Electrical                 6           WELD all
                            Construction                           ++ For the General Education Electives, students must
                            Technology I                           select one course from the list of approved courses in two of
     ENGL 101C              English I                  3           the following categories: Arts & Humanities (AH); Social
                                                                   Science: Societies and Institutions over Time (SIT); Social
     MATH 140               College Algebra            3
                                                                   Science: Scientific Study of Human Behavior (SSHB). One
                                                      12           General Education Elective must be taken in a Writing
                                                                   Intensive (WI) section.
                            Second Year                              • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).
     CISC 101               Introduction to            3
                            Computers                              Career Potential: Inside Wireman, VDV Installer/
                                                                   Technician, Residential Wireman
     ELTC 120               Electrical                 6
                            Construction
                            Technology II                          Electrical Technology
     ENGL 151               English II (Technical      3           Business & Technology
                            Writing Option)                        Specialized Diploma conferred
                                                      12
                                                                   Program Narrative
                            Third Year                             Technology used in industry today includes programmable
     ELTC 230               Electrical                 6           logic controllers, robotics, electrical control and distribution
                            Construction                           panels, packaging equipment, and shop floor networks.
                            Technology III                         These systems require constant maintenance and repair.
                                                                   That's why jobs continue to be available for well-trained
     PHYS 101               Physics I                  4           electrical maintenance professionals.
     -----------            Technical Elective +       4
                                                                   If you need to re-train to improve your employment options,
                                                      14           Northampton's specialized diploma is a convenient, fast-
                                                                   track program that can qualify you for immediate
                            Fourth Year                            employment in the field. Experienced electrical students may
     CMTH 102               Speech                     3           also take tests to gain credit for their work experience,
                            Communication                          reducing the amount of class time needed to earn the
                                                                   diploma even further.
     ELTC 240               Electrical                 6
                            Construction                           Our program provides the latest skills and knowledge needed
                            Technology IV                          to install, wire, repair and troubleshoot standard and
     -----------            General Education          3           programmable controller systems used in manufacturing.
                            Elective ++                            Graduates are qualified to work as an electrical maintenance
                                                                   technician, electrician or assistant both in manufacturing and
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Program Features                                                   ELTC 109                Electrical Wiring II        3
The program begins by familiarizing students with the theory       ELTC 211                National Electrical         4
of electricity and its AC and DC characteristics, working                                  Code
safely with electricity, and basic circuit wiring. You will then
gain practical knowledge and skills in working with industrial     EMEC 101                Electrical                  3
applications of motors, motor controls, and transformers. At                               Fundamentals
the same time, you'll also be studying the various types of        EMEC 135                Electrical Motors and       4
sensors and solid-state devices used in process control and                                Controls
becoming acquainted with the computer workstation used to
program and debug today's process control systems.                 EMEC 240                Industrial Control          4
                                                                                           Systems I
The program is rounded out with two hands-on courses in            EMEC 245                Industrial Control          3
programmable logic controllers (PLCs). These classes cover                                 Systems II
the skills you need to install, operate, program, network and
troubleshoot the most popular types of PLCs. You will work         OFAD 147                Introduction to             1
as part of a team with the mechanical maintenance and                                      Windows
production personnel to solve problems and implement
solutions quickly to keep the operation running efficiently.                               Total Credits              24

The program can be completed in its entirety part-time in the
                                                                   Career Potential: Industrial Electrician, Construction
evening at Northampton's Main Campus. Daytime courses
                                                                   Electrician
are available based on demand. If you're interested in
continuing your education beyond the diploma, you can
apply most of the course work towards the degree programs          Electromechanical Technology
in Electromechanical Technology and Electrical
Construction Technology.                                           Business & Technology
                                                                   Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science
Program Outcomes
Graduates of the Electrical Technology S.D. program will:          Automated Systems Major
                                                                   Program Narrative
  • Demonstrate an ability to work independently and               Industrial technology is advancing at an amazing pace. The
    collaboratively.                                               use of electromechanical automation to control
  • Demonstrate safe electrical practices when working with        manufacturing processes ensures high productivity and
    electrical control and distribution equipment.                 competitiveness in the global economy. It also demands well-
  • Describe the operating principles and function of the          trained technicians who can service, maintain, install and
    electrical control and power components and circuits           retrofit this sophisticated equipment.
    used in automated equipment.
  • Demonstrate the proper use of common electrical                Northampton's associate's degree prepares you for a
    diagnostic instruments.                                        rewarding career. Our graduates are qualified to work on
  • Operate, troubleshoot and diagnose common industrial           such technology as robotics, material handling systems,
    circuits used in control and distribution.                     pharmaceutical packagers and most machines and equipment
  • Analyze and present data in an acceptable and                  being controlled with programmable logic controllers.
    standardized manner.
  • Demonstrate observational, integrative, and synthetic          You can choose to complete our specialized diploma in
    skills.                                                        Electrical Technology to enter the field more quickly.
  • Demonstrate a basic framework of technical vocabulary          However, if you would like to add to your competitiveness or
    and graphic interpretation applicable to the area of           are considering furthering your education to the bachelor's
    electrical systems maintenance.                                degree level, Northampton's associate's degree in
  • Operate, program, troubleshoot, repair and modify              Electromechanical Technology is an excellent option.
    programmable logic controllers and associated networks
    commonly found in industry.                                    Program Features
  • Size components and wire industrial control circuits           Northampton's Electromechanical Technology Automated
    based on appropriate industry standards.                       Systems program curriculum was developed with the
                                                                   assistance of many of the areas leading manufacturers and
Electrical Technology,                                             engineering firms. We designed the program to meet the
Specialized Diploma                                                demands of local and national manufacturers for entry-level
Course Code                 Course Title               Credits     employees who have broad-based hands-on skills.

ELTC 107                    Electrical Wiring I             2      As a student in the program, you'll gain a strong
                                                                   understanding of basic electrical, mechanical and computer

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     skills before actual hands-on exposure to programmable              • Analyze and present data in an acceptable and
     equipment and instrumentation. Industry experienced                   standardized manner.
     instructors introduce you to specific areas of expertise such       • Demonstrate the use of OSHA safety standards in
     as motor controls, fluid power, mechanisms, programmable              servicing electromechanical equipment.
     logic controllers and industrial networks.                          • Demonstrate competent technical writing skills.

     Two capstone courses in electromechanical systems offer the        Electromechanical Technology - Automated Systems,
     chance to apply all of the specific areas of knowledge you've      Associate in Applied Science Degree
     gained to solve problems within complex automation
     systems. The Practicum course provides an internship               Course Code           Course Title            Credits
     experience with an employer, giving you first-hand                                       First Year
     experience in maintenance and plant engineering functions.
     As part of the associate's degree program, you will complete       CISC 101              Introduction to            3
     general education coursework that prepares you to better                                 Computers
     communicate and work with all departments within an                EMEC 101              Electrical                 3
     organization. This can be vital if you wish to grow into a                               Fundamentals
     supervisory position.
                                                                        ENGG 117              Technical Drawings         3
                                                                                              and Specifications
                                                                        ENGL 101C             English I                  3
     The program can be completed on either a full-time or a
     part-time evening basis using the College's facilities on the      MATH 140              College Algebra            3
     Main Campus.                                                                                                        15

     Graduates of our program can transfer their coursework                                   Second Semester
     towards one of two online Bachelor of Science degrees:
                                                                        CMTH 102              Speech                     3
     Applied Management through Franklin University and
                                                                                              Communication
     Industrial Management through California University of
     Pennsylvania. Check with your advisor for more information         EMEC 105              Introduction to Fluid      3
     and options in course selection.                                                         Power
                                                                        EMEC 110              Mechanical                 4
     Program Outcomes Automated Systems Major
                                                                                              Components
     Graduates of the Electromechanical Technology Program: Automated
     Systems will be able to:                                           EMEC 135              Electrical Motors and      4
                                                                                              Controls
      • Demonstrate an ability to work independently &                  ENGL 151              English II +               3
        collaboratively.
      • Demonstrate competent speaking skill when working                                                                17
        with diverse groups.
      • Describe the operation and application of commonly                                    Third Semester
        used types of automated technology and                          EMEC 240              Industrial Control         4
        instrumentation used in modern manufacturing and                                      Systems I
        processing.
                                                                        EMEC 253              Electromechanical          4
      • Demonstrate observational, integrative and synthetic
                                                                                              Systems I
        skills.
      • Demonstrate proficient research and computer skills in          PHYS 101              Physics I                  4
        data gathering and analysis.                                    -----------           General Education          3
      • Demonstrate a basic framework of technical vocabulary                                 Elective
        and graphics interpretation applicable to the area of
        equipment maintenance and design.                               -----------           General Education          3
      • Describe the principles and function of the mechanical,                               Elective
        electrical and fluid power components and assemblies                                                             18
        used in automated equipment.
      • Operate, program, troubleshoot, repair and modify                                     Fourth Semester
        programmable automation equipment and associated
        components commonly found in industry.                          EMEC 245              Industrial Control         3
      • Demonstrate the proper use of common mechanic                                         Systems II
        tools and measuring gages used in automated systems.            EMEC 254              Electromechanical          4
      • Apply mathematics to solving equipment related                                        Systems II
        problems.


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EMEC 260G                Electromechanical           2            Industry experienced instructors provide the basic
                         Technology Practicum                     fundamentals of electrical and mechanical systems as well as
                                                                  over 400-hours of in-depth, hands-on study of actual
-----------              Technical Elective ++       4            refrigeration, burner and ventilation systems. As a student in
-----------              Elective                    3            the program, you will be prepared to take the EPA
                                                                  Refrigerant Technician licensure test, which is held at NCC.
                                                     16           The Practicum course provides an internship experience with
                                                                  an employer, allowing you first hand experience in HVAC
                         Total Credits               66
                                                                  and refrigeration field service. The associate's degree general
+ Students are strongly advised to select the Technical           education coursework rounds out your education, allowing
Writing option of ENGL 151.                                       you to communicate and work more effectively with diverse
                                                                  customers, suppliers and co-workers.
++ Technical Elective options: any EMEC, ELEC, ELTC,
ENGG, CHEM, CISC, HVAC or WELD except ELEC 115,                   Our program can be completed on either a full-time or part-
235; ENGG 100.                                                    time evening basis. Graduates of this program can also
  • For the General Education Electives, students must            transfer their coursework towards two online Bachelor of
     select one course from the list of approved courses in       Science degrees: Applied Management through Franklin
     two of the following categories: Arts & Humanities           University and Industrial Management through California
     (AH); Social Science: Societies and Institution over Time    University of Pennsylvania. Check with your advisor for
     (SIT); Social Science: Scientific Study of Human             more information and options in course selection.
     Behavior (SSHB).
  • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).             Program Outcomes Indoor Environmental Control
  • Completion of EMEC 260G satisfies the Writing                 Major
     Intensive (WI) requirement.
                                                                  Graduates of the Electromechanical Technology Program: Indoor
Career Potential: Electromechanical Technician,                   Environmental Systems will be able to:
Maintenance Mechanic, Service Technician
                                                                    • Demonstrate an ability to work independently &
Leading To: Maintenance Supervisor, Service Manager                   collaboratively.
                                                                    • Demonstrate competent speaking skill when working
Indoor Environmental Control Major                                    with diverse groups.
                                                                    • Describe the operation and application of commonly
Degree awarded: associate in applied science
                                                                      used types of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and
Program Narrative                                                     refrigeration systems used in residential and commercial
                                                                      facilities.
Indoor environmental controls continue to become more               • Demonstrate observational, integrative and synthetic
and more sophisticated with each technological development.           skills.
High-efficiency and environmentally sustainable equipment           • Demonstrate proficient research and computer skills in
provides affordable and reliable comfort in our factories,            data gathering and analysis.
offices and homes. These systems create the demand for              • Demonstrate a basic framework of technical vocabulary
well-trained technicians who can service, maintain, install and       and graphics interpretation applicable to the area of
retrofit complex equipment.                                           equipment maintenance and design.
                                                                    • Describe the principles and function of the mechanical,
Graduates of Northampton's Indoor Environmental Control
                                                                      electrical and fluid power components and assemblies
associate's degree program are qualified to work on such
                                                                      used in HVAC/R systems.
technology as air conditioning, oil and gas burners, heat
                                                                    • Operate, program, troubleshoot, repair and modify
pumps, ventilation and commercial refrigeration systems
                                                                      equipment and associated components commonly
located in residences, offices, industrial plants, medical and
                                                                      found in air conditioners, heat pumps, gas burners, oil
educational institutions and retail establishments. Earning an
                                                                      burners and commercial refrigeration systems.
associate's degree gives you an additional competitive edge,
                                                                    • Demonstrate the proper use of common mechanic
particularly if you are interested in growing into supervisory
                                                                      tools and measuring gages used in HVAC/R
positions. It is also a stepping stone to an advanced degree,
                                                                      construction and troubleshooting.
such as a bachelor of science.
                                                                    • Apply mathematics to solving equipment related
Program Features                                                      problems.
                                                                    • Analyze and present data in an acceptable and
Northampton's Electromechanical Technology Indoor                     standardized manner.
Environmental Systems program was developed with the                • Demonstrate the use of OSHA safety standards in
assistance of many of the areas leading HVAC/R                        servicing electromechanical equipment.
organizations. Because of this, you can be confident that           • Demonstrate competent technical writing skills.
your studies will meet the demands of local and national
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     Electromechanical Technology - Indoor Environmental   EMEC 260G                Electromechanical            2
     Control,                                                                       Technology Practicum
     Associate in Applied Science Degree                   ------------             General Education            3
     Course Code         Course Title            Credits                            Elective
                         First Year                        ------------             General Education            3
                                                                                    Elective
     CISC 101            Introduction to           3
                         Computers                                                                              17
     EMEC 101            Electrical                3                                Total Credits               68
                         Fundamentals
     ENGG 117            Technical Drawings        3       + Students are strongly advised to select the Technical
                         and Specifications                Writing option of ENGL 151.
                                                           ++ Elective options: any EMEC, ELEC, ELTC, ENGG,
     ENGL 101C           English I                 3       CHEM, CISC, HVAC or WELD except ELEC 115, 235;
     MATH 140            College Algebra           3       ENGG 100.
                                                   15       • For the General Education Electives, students must
                                                                select one course from the list of approved courses in
                         Second Semester                        two of the following categories: Arts & Humanities
                                                                (AH); Social Science: Societies and Institutions over
     CMTH 102            Speech                    3            Time (SIT); Social Science: Scientific Study of Human
                         Communication                          Behavior (SSHB).
     EMEC 105            Introduction to Fluid     3        • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).
                         Power                              • Completion of EMEC 260G satisfies the Writing
                                                                Intensive (WI) requirement.
     EMEC 110            Mechanical                4
                         Components                        Career Potential: Facilities Maintenance Mechanic, HVAC
     EMEC 135            Electrical Motors and     4       Service Technician, Refrigeration Technician
                         Controls
     ENGL 151            English II +              3       Electronics Technology
                                                   17      Business & Technology
                                                           Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science;
                         Third Semester
                                                           Specialized Diploma conferred
     HVAC 101            Fundamentals of           3
                         HVAC/R I                          Program Narrative
     HVAC 102            Fundamentals of           3       Today's high technology companies want to hire well-
                         HVAC/R II                         rounded electronics technicians who can help their
                                                           businesses grow profitably. Northampton's Electronics
     HVAC 120            Heating: Oil Systems      2
                                                           Technology program integrates comprehensive electronic
     HVAC 121            Heating: Gas Systems      2       circuit theory with practical hands-on lab work. Students
     HVAC 140            Heat Pump Systems         2       develop solid troubleshooting skills using modern industry-
                                                           quality instruments.
     PHYS 101            Physics I                 4
     ------------        Elective                  3       Northampton graduates are employed in areas such as
                                                           manufacturing, installation, repair, operation, and product
                                                   19      design. Other graduates choose power generation, industrial
                                                           control, or sales. Employers value Northampton graduates
                         Fourth Semester                   because they are well-trained and can step right in to resolve
     ELTC 107            Wiring I                  2       many design and application problems.
     HVAC 104            Refrigeration             3       Program Features
                         Troubleshooting
                                                           Our program is based on continuous industry input and
     HVAC 110            Print Reading for         1       evaluation of electronics programs nationwide. The result is
                         HVAC/R                            a practical curriculum that emphasizes a strong foundation in
     HVAC 150            Airflow and               3       electronics fundamentals while developing skills critical to
                         Distribution                      success in the field. Your studies will include:



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  • Core Coursework: Two semesters of DC/AC circuit                  • Effectively speak, write, and graphically illustrate the
    analysis, digital electronics, and solid state devices; one        discourse of electronics technology.
    semester of linear integrated circuits and                       • Work both independently and as a contributing member
    microprocessors.                                                   of an effective team.
  • Mechanical Skills: Courses include Electronics                   • Use applied research, critical thinking, and problem
    Manufacturing, Mechanical Skills, and Team Projects.               solving skills to support lifelong professional
  • Computer Skills: We emphasize applications such as                 development.
    MultiSIM, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and AutoCAD.
  • Communication Skills: Your reading, writing, and               Electronics Technology,
    presentation skills, as applied to technical topics, will be   Associate in Applied Science Degree
    developed over the course of the program.
  • Project Work: Integrated into all semesters.                   Course Code                Course Title              Credits
                                                                                              First Semester
Upon graduation, you will be well prepared to enter and
advance in the workforce, or you may choose to continue            ELEC 101                   DC/AC Circuit                4
your education toward a four-year bachelor of science degree                                  Analysis I
in electronics technology. We have relationships that can          ELEC 121                   Technical Computer           2
create a smooth transitions at institutions such as                                           Applications
Bloomsburg University (BS in Electrical and Electronic
                                                                   ELEC 177                   Electronics                  2
Technology), Pennsylvania State University (Harrisburg
                                                                                              Manufacturing I
Campus), Pennsylvania College of Technology
(Williamsport), New Jersey Institute of Technology (Newark,        ENGL 101C                  English I                    3
NJ), Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY), or         MATH 140                   College Algebra              3
at many other colleges and universities.
                                                                   -------------              General Education            3
Students completing this program may also complete their                                      Elective
Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Management through                                                                   17
Franklin University by completing approximately 24
additional course credits at NCC and an additional 40 course                                  Second Semester
credits through Franklin University's online courses. Check
with your advisor for more information and options in              CMTH 102                   Speech                       3
course selection.                                                                             Communication
                                                                   ELEC 126                   Digital Electronics I        3
We carefully schedule the program's courses so that you can
earn the A.A.S. degree in two years of full-time study.            ELEC 151                   DC/AC Circuit                4
Students generally begin the program in August. You can also                                  Analysis II
complete your degree in four years through evening part-           ELEC 155                   Introduction to Solid        2
time study. An attractive option for many students is to                                      State Devices
complete the A.A.S. degree through part-time evening study,
with employers supporting the continuing education through         EMEC 115                   Mechanical Skills for        1
tuition reimbursement.                                                                        Technicians
                                                                   ENGL 151                   English II +                 3
Program Outcomes
                                                                                                                           16
Graduates of the program will:
                                                                                              Third Semester
  • Prototype, evaluate, and assist in the design of
    electronic circuits using fundamental analog and digital       ELEC 207                   Solid State Circuits         4
    concepts.                                                      ELEC 208                   Digital Electronics II       3
  • Fabricate electronic circuit layouts and
    electromechanical prototypes.                                  ENGG 100                   Engineering Graphics         3
  • Use computer technology to conduct research, analyze           PHYS 101 or                Physics I or
    data, simulate circuit performance, design circuits,
    program microprocessors, and document findings.                CHEM 120                   General Chemistry I          4
  • Select and operate electronic test equipment such as                                                                   14
    digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, and
    function generators to test and troubleshoot analog and                                   Fourth Semester
    digital circuits.                                              ELEC 226                   Microprocessors I            3
  • Apply mathematics and reasoning to predict electronic
    circuit performance and to analyze data.                       ELEC 230                   Team Project                 2



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     ELEC 232                Linear Integrated           4
                             Circuits                                Career Potential: Senior Electronics Technician
     -----------             General Education           3
                             Elective                                Emergency Services
     -----------             Elective                    3           Administration
                                                        15
                                                                     Business & Technology
                             Total Credits              62           Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science

     + Students are strongly advised to take the Technical Writing   Program Narrative
     Option of ENGL 151.                                             Whether an emergency is the result of a natural disaster or
      • For the General Education Electives, students must           man-made, governments, schools, hospitals and industry
         select one course from the list of approved courses in      need to be able to respond effectively. Emergency Services
         two of the following categories: Arts & Humanities          administrators are the managers who are charged with
         (AH), Social Science: Societies and Institutions over       meeting this important challenge by providing fire, police,
         Time (SIT); Social Science: Scientific Study of Human       emergency medical services and more. Northampton's
         Behavior (SSHB).                                            associate's degree is open to all qualified applicants. If you
      • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).            are an experienced first responder interested in advancing
      • One General Education Elective must be taken in a            your career, this program could be an excellent option for
         Writing Intensive (WI) section.                             you. Individuals employed in the private sector as safety
      • Computer competencies are included in various courses        officers or security professionals can also develop and
         in this program. Thus, completing the program               strengthen their capabilities and effectiveness by completing
         automatically satisfies the computing requirement.          this program.
     NOTE: Students planning to transfer to BS in Electrical         Northampton's graduates are employed in positions with job
     Engineering Technology programs should consult with the 4-      titles such as emergency management coordinator, deputy or
     year institution and the program advisor before selecting       assistant emergency management coordinator, public safety
     courses.                                                        director, emergency operations director, fire fighter,
                                                                     emergency medical technician, law enforcement official,
     Electronics Technology,                                         safety professional or security coordinator.
     Specialized Diploma
                                                                     Program Features
     Course Code             Course Title             Credits        Our program and course content has been developed to be
                             First Semester                          congruent with concepts established by the Federal
                                                                     Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Pennsylvania
     ELEC 101                DC/AC Circuit               4           Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and local
                             Analysis I                              emergency planning committees. Courses emphasize an
     ELEC 121                Technical Computer          2           interoperable approach to the total cycle of emergency
                             Applications                            management. We develop your administrative skills, including
                                                                     accounting and human resources management, so that you
     ELEC 177                Electronics                 2           can function at an operational level within an emergency
                             Manufacturing I                         response organization or agency. Required General
     MATH 140                College Algebra             3           Education courses round out your training so that you are
                                                                     equipped to communicate well with diverse staff and the
                                                        11
                                                                     community.
                             Second Semester
                                                                     Program Requirements
     ELEC 126                Digital Electronics I       3           The Emergency Services Administration degree contains
     ELEC 151                DC/AC Circuit               4           provisions for a free elective of three credits in addition to
                             Analysis II                             the General Education electives. This program can be
                                                                     completed in the day or evening, on a full-time or part-time
     ELEC 155                Introduction to Solid       2           basis.
                             State Devices
     EMEC 115                Mechanical Skills for       1           Program Outcomes
                             Technicians                             Graduates of the program will:
                                                        10

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 • Demonstrate an understanding of administrative               EMGS 221                 Emergency Service            3
   principles as it relates to accounting/finance and                                    Management
   management.
 • Apply emergency service and public safety skills as they     POLS 251                 State and Local              3
   relate to agency/organization operations.                                             Government (SIT)
 • Acquire and demonstrate strong presentation and                                                                   15
   communication skills.
 • Acquire and practice an understanding of ethics and                                   Fourth Semester
   legal responsibility as it pertains to the gravity of        BUSA 152                 Business Law                 3
   emergency response and public safety.
 • Work effectively in both individual and team                 EMGS 216                 Emergency Fiscal             3
   environments.                                                                         Administration
 • Design and implement a cohesive administrative               EMGS 218                 Incident Command             3
   strategy, effectively combining all elements of successful                            and Management
   business practice.
 • Employ critical thinking and problem solving techniques      EMGS 219                 Regulatory                   3
   relevant to emergency situations.                                                     Compliance
                                                                ------------             Elective                     3
Emergency Services Administration,
                                                                                                                     15
Associate in Applied Science Degree
Course Code             Course Title             Credits                                 Total Credits               60
                        First Semester                           • For the General Education Electives, students must
                                                                   select one course from the list of approved courses in
CISC 101                Introduction to            3
                                                                   each of the following categories: Arts & Humanities
                        Computers
                                                                   (AH) and Social Science: Scientific Study of Human
CMTH 102                Speech                     3               Behavior (SSHB).
                        Communication                            • One General Education Elective must be taken in a
EMGS 120                Emergency Services         3               Writing Intensive (WI) section, and one should be
                        Health and Safety                          designated as Diversity (D).

ENGL 101C               English I                  3            Career Potential: Emergency Management Coordinators,
MATH 150                Introduction to            3            Fire Officer, Law Enforcement Officer, Emergency Medical
                        Statistics                              Supervisor, Safety and Security Director, Corrections Officer,
                                                                Emergency Management Specialist, Emergency Response
                                                   15           Manager
                        Second Semester
EMGS 122                Emergency Action           3
                                                                Emergency Services Technology
                        Planning                                Business & Technology
EMGS 231                Law for Emergency          3            Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science;
                        Services                                Specialized Diploma conferred
ENGL 151                English II (Report         3
                        Writing option)                         Program Narrative
                                                                In the emergency services professions, masterful skills and
-------------           General Education          3            attention to detail aren't just job assets: they save lives.
                        Elective (AH)
-------------           General Education          3            NCC's Emergency Services Technology program trains you
                        Elective (SSHB)                         to carry out safely and effectively the difficult and dangerous
                                                                duties of saving lives and property. The program is primarily
                                                   15           designed for recent high school graduates who are interested
                                                                in emergency services, and those who are already serving
                        Third Semester
                                                                with an Emergency Response agency and want to enhance
ACCT 101                Financial Accounting I     3            their skills.
BUSA 226                Human Resource             3
                                                                Program Features
                        Management
                                                                A number of program electives are available to allow you to
EMGS 217                Public Information         3            select and focus on your area of personal interest. You will
                        and Relations                           learn the professional techniques you need to meet the

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     challenges in your specific area. In addition, you will take      • Utilize skills to develop decision making and problem
     courses in general education to help give you a broader             solving abilities in an emergency situation.
     understanding of the type of work for which you are               • Function safely and effectively as a member of an
     preparing. To help students and graduates stay up-to-date, we       emergency services team.
     will announce through the program special "brush-up" and          • Develop a management approach in the various
     recertification seminars in EMT, CPR, and other related             segments of emergency services, Public Safety (Fire/
     offerings.                                                          Emergency Medical), and the Private Sector (Industry).
                                                                       • Develop standard operating procedures for emergency
     Enrollment in the EMT program is limited and priority will          operations.
     be given to students who are affiliated with a state-             • Develop a pre-plan for fire and hazardous materials
     recognized Emergency Services program.                              emergencies.
                                                                       • Develop a fire prevention program aimed at a particular
     You can enter this program any given semester and can               target audience.
     complete it within four years by attending evening classes on
     a part-time basis.                                               Emergency Services Technology,
                                                                      Associate in Applied Science Degree
     Emergency Services Specialist
     Specialized Diplomas conferred                                   Course Code             Course Title             Credits
                                                                                              First Semester
     Program Narrative
                                                                      EMGS 104                Essentials of               5
     The demand for well-trained people in the emergency
                                                                                              Firefighting and
     services field is ongoing and the employment outlook is very
                                                                                              Emergency Response
     good. NCC's Emergency Services Specialist diploma
     program was created to respond to the workforce needs of         EMGS___                 Program Elective +          3
     our region and is unique in Northampton County.                  ENGL 101C               English I                   3
     The program provides an opportunity for anyone wanting to        MATH 103                Applications in             3
     enter or advance quickly in this challenging career field. The                           Mathematics
     program is an excellent option for people currently employed     ------------            General Education           3
     as emergency service personnel who want additional training                              Elective
     and education for professional advancement or for personal
     growth in the profession.                                                                                            17

     Program Features                                                                         Second Semester
     If you are interested in a fast-track option, our Emergency      CMTH 102                Speech                      3
     Services Specialist program provides an alternative level of                             Communication
     achievement in a shorter period of time compared to our
                                                                      EMGS 151                Fire Prevention             3
     associate's degree program. The curriculum includes five
     required courses (16 credits) and nine credits of EMGS           EMGS___                 Program Elective +          3
     elective courses allowing you to tailor the program to your      ENGL 151                English II                  3
     individual goals and interests. Electives include firefighting
     courses, rescue courses, Emergency Medical Technician            ------------            General Education           3
     courses, and management courses.                                                         Elective
                                                                                                                          15
     After you've completed the specialized diploma, you may
     choose to continue your studies. In this case, you can apply                             Third Semester
     all of your specialized diploma courses toward an associate
     degree program or transfer your credits to another               CISC 101                Introduction to             3
     institution. All of the courses in the specialized diploma                               Computers
     curriculum are offered as part of the current degree             EMGS 221                Emergency Service           3
     program.                                                                                 Management
     The program can be completed on a part-time schedule.            EMGS 231                Emergency Service           3
                                                                                              Law
     Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further        ------------            General Education           3
     information.                                                                             Elective
     Program Outcomes                                                 ------------            Elective                    3
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                        Fourth Semester                       Career Potential: Emergency Services Technician,
                                                              Emergency Medical Technician, Firefighter
EMGS 201                Hazardous Materials        3
                                                              NCC students have transferred to: Holy Family College,
EMGS___                 Program Electives +        9          Franklin University
------------            General Education          3
                        Elective                              Engineering
                                                  15
                                                              Business & Technology
                        Total Credits             62          Degree awarded: Associate in Science

                                                              Program Narrative
+ Program electives are restricted to courses with an EMGS    Northampton's Engineering program is designed primarily
prefix.                                                       for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program in engineering.
  • For the General Education Electives, students must        If your goal is to earn a bachelor's degree in engineering, our
     select one course from the list of approved courses in   program can be an affordable and convenient way to get
     each of the following categories: Arts & Humanities      started. Many of our students transfer and complete degrees
     (AH); Social Science: Societies and Institutions over    at Lehigh and Drexel Universities, Lafayette College, Penn
     Time (SIT); Social Science: Scientific Study of Human    State, Rutgers, Northeastern and many other engineering
     Behavior (SSHB); Science (SCI) - PHYS 152 is             schools. By beginning your studies at Northampton, you
     recommended.                                             could save thousands of dollars.
  • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).
  • One General Education Elective must be taken in a         If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, we
     Writing Intensive (WI) section.                          encourage you to check with that institution to see what its
                                                              requirements are. Then carefully select your courses here
Emergency Services Technology                                 with the help of an advisor to be sure that they will meet
Emergency Services Specialist,                                your transfer school's requirements. Historically, our transfer
Specialized Diploma                                           students generally perform as well or better in their transfer
                                                              school as they did when they were enrolled at Northampton.
Course Code             Course Title            Credits
EMGS 104                Essentials of              5          As a graduate of our program you may also choose to
                        Firefighting and                      transfer into engineering technologies or go directly into
                        Emergency Response                    industry in a position that requires math, science, and
                                                              computing skills.
EMGS 151                Fire Prevention            3
EMGS 221                Emergency Services         3          Program Features
                        Management                            Engineering students at Northampton take courses designed
                                                              to develop skills common to all engineering specialties -
EMGS 231                Emergency Services         3          chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, and more. Our
                        Law                                   curriculum parallels that of the first two years in typical
EMGS 201                Hazardous Materials        3          engineering schools.
EMGS___                 Program Electives +        9          Your professors are full-time and will conduct both the
                                                              lecture and lab segments of your studies. You can also look
                        Total Credits             26
                                                              forward to small class sizes, which ensures personal attention
+ Program electives are restricted to courses with an EMGS    when you need it. As part of our program, you will have
prefix. Emergency Services Technology                         access to a full range of student services, including career
                                                              and personal counseling, transfer counseling, tutoring, and
                                                              job placement.
Emergency Medical Technician,
Specialized Diploma                                           More importantly, you may study full-time or part-time.
Allied Health and Sciences                                    Courses in this program are offered primarily during the day;
                                                              however, many have evening sections.
Course Code             Course Title            Credits
EMGS 115                Emergency Medical          6          Program Requirements
                        Technician                            Engineering is one of the most demanding and challenging
                                                              of all college majors. Most students pursuing an engineering
                        Total Credits              6          degree have strong background in math (algebra, geometry,
                                                              trigonometry, pre-calculus), physics, and chemistry. If you
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     advisors can help you schedule specific courses to prepare      PHYS 225                 Physics for Science &   5
     you for engineering study.                                                               Engineering II
     For further information contact the Admissions Office at        ------------             Engineering Elective    3/4
     610-861-5500 or e-mail us at                                                             +
     engineering@northampton.edu .                                   -------------            Technical Elective ++ 3/4
     Program Outcomes                                                                                                 15/17
     Graduates of NCC's Engineering Program will:                                             Fourth Semester
       • Transfer to a four-year engineering program in any          MATH 211                 Differential Equations 4
         engineering discipline.                                     -------------            Engineering Elective    3/4
       • Move directly into industry in a position requiring math,                            +
         science, and computing skills.
       • Demonstrate an ability to work independently and            -------------            Arts & Humanities       3
         collaboratively as a team.                                                           Elective (AH)
       • Demonstrate basic skills common to all engineering          -------------            Social Science:         3
         specialties.                                                                         Scientific Study of
       • Effectively research and collect data using various                                  Human Behavior
         published resources and the Internet.                                                Elective (SSHB)
       • Analyze and present data in an acceptable, methodical,
         and standardized manner.                                    -------------            Social Science:        3
       • Demonstrate competent technical knowledge in                                         Societies and
         engineering-related areas.                                                           Institutions over Time
       • Demonstrate competent speaking skills when working                                   Elective (SIT)
         with diverse groups.                                                                                         16/17
       • Demonstrate observational, integrative, and synthetic
         skills.                                                                              Total Credits           61/64
       • Demonstrate a basic framework of technical vocabulary
         and graphical interpretation skills.                        + Engineering Elective options: ENGG 201, 251, 252, 191,
       • Successfully apply mathematics (algebra, trigonometry,      192, 193, 194 or a course approved by the Engineering
         geometry and calculus) to solving engineering problems.     Department.
                                                                     ++ Technical Elective options: any Engineering Elective
     Engineering,                                                    (above list); ENGG 100; CHEM 201, 220; CISC 125, 230; or
     Associate in Science Degree                                     a course approved by the Engineering Department.
                                                                       • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).
     Course Code                   Course Title            Credits     • One General Education Elective (AH, SIT or SSHB)
                                   First Semester                         must be taken in Writing Intensive (WI) section. The
                                                                          program-related writing intensive competency is
     CHEM 120                      General Chemistry I     4
                                                                          satisfied by the combination of PHYS 215 and PHYS
     CMTH 102                      Speech                  3              225.
                                   Communications                      • All electives must be chosen from the list of courses
     ENGL 101C                     English I               3              which are applicable to AA and AS degrees.

     MATH 180                      Calculus I              4         Career Potential: Transfer program, Leading to: Engineer
                                                           14        NCC students have transferred to: Lehigh University,
                                                                     Lafayette College, Drexel University, Pennsylvania State
                                   Second Semester                   University, Rutgers University, Northeastern University, and
                                                                     others . . .
     CISC 115                      Computer Science I      4
     ENGL 151C                     English II              3
                                                                     Fine Art
     MATH 181                      Calculus II             4
                                                                     Humanities & Social Sciences
     PHYS 215                      Physics for Science &   5
                                   Engineering I                     Degree awarded: Associate in Arts
                                                           16        Program Narrative
                                                                     Northampton's Fine Art Program is a transfer degree meant
                                   Third Semester
                                                                     to parallel the first two years of a bachelor's degree. The
     MATH 210                      Calculus III            4         program provides students with a thorough introduction to
                                                                     the basic areas of study in the visual arts. We help you
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develop a strong set of foundation skills for future artistic       • Understand basic art media (materials) and create
growth.                                                               artworks demonstrating acquired core techniques and
                                                                      their applications with proficient craftsmanship.
Upon successful completion of our program, you will have a          • Understand and utilize design (elements of art and
clear understanding of the core technical, conceptual and             principles of organization) in the creation of successful
aesthetic issues involved in creating successful works of art.        artworks.
You also will have prepared a portfolio, drawn from                 • Show creativity (the process of synthesizing
examples of your course work, for transfer to a four-year             understanding and imagination) in design solutions on
baccalaureate program (B.A. or B.F.A.) at a college, university       issues of form, style, and content.
or art school.                                                      • Recognize and use the technical and aesthetic terminology of
                                                                      the fine arts.
In NCC's well-equipped studio facilities you will have the          • Develop and use critical thinking skills to analyze
opportunity to explore the arts in small classes with close           artworks, both verbally and in writing.
student-instructor interaction. In your fourth semester,            • Understand the essential workings of the professional art
studio time will increase greatly to allow you to hone your           world and be prepared to transfer to four year colleges/
talents while working on art projects for credit. Also during         universities/art schools offering the B.A. or B.F.A.
this semester, you will have the chance to consult one-to-one         degree.
with a professional artist from a gallery in New York City,
who will examine and critique your work. Courses in this          Fine Art,
program are offered primarily during the day.                     Associate in Arts Degree
Program Features                                                  Course Code                Course Title             Credits
First year art offerings include Drawing I, Drawing II,                                      First Semester
Principles of 2-D Design & Color, and Principles of 3-D
Design. These courses emphasize essential skills for studying     ARTA 101                   Art History Survey          3
all of the visual arts. You will also take introductory courses   ARTA 107                   Drawing I                   3
in Art History, Computer Graphics, and Painting. Advanced
                                                                  ARTA 111                   Principles of 2-D           3
Drawing and Painting follow, along with additional choices in
                                                                                             Design and Color
2-D and 3-D media such as Photography, Printmaking,
Sculpture, and Ceramics. In the final semester, Media Art         ARTA 170                   Computer Graphics           4
features a synthesis of traditional art techniques and            ENGL 101C                  English I                   3
experimental digital technology.
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During the final capstone course, Individual Studio/
Professional Practices, students have the opportunity and                                    Second Semester
personal challenge of synthesizing their accumulated              ARTA 110                   Principles of 3-D           3
experience and knowledge into a highly individualized series                                 Design
of artworks for a final group exhibition. Students also
maintain an extensive sketchbook/journal and use this             ARTA 124                   Drawing II                  3
resource for writing assignments and studio work. The             ARTA 158                   Painting I                  3
program also expands your knowledge of the professional
fine art world through visits to museums, galleries, and art      CMTH 102                   Speech                      3
centers in New York City, Philadelphia, and the Lehigh                                       Communication
Valley. There, you will speak with artists, curators, gallery     ENGL 151C                  English II                  3
directors, and art museum personnel who will share their
                                                                                                                         15
wealth of experience.
                                                                                             Third Semester
Program Requirements
Interested in seeing examples of our students' art work? Visit    ARTA 162 or                Sculpture or                3
the NCC Art Department website - http://                          ARTA 161                   Ceramics
art.northampton.edu - for more information.
                                                                  ARTA 204                   Drawing III                 3
Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further         ARTA 226                   Painting II                 3
information.
                                                                  -------------              Science Elective (SCI)     3/4
Program Outcomes                                                  -------------              Social Science: (WI)        3
Graduates of the program will:                                                               Societies and
                                                                                             Institutions over Time
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                                                       15/16          Funeral Service Education
                              Fourth Semester                         Allied Health & Sciences
     ARTA 164 or              Printmaking or                          Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science
     ARTA 151                 Black and White            3            Program Narrative
                              Photography                             Are you interested in:
     ARTA 220                 Media Art                  3
                                                                       •   Helping Others?
     ARTA 260                 Individual Studio/         4             •   The Human Biological Sciences?
                              Professional Practices                   •   Community Involvement?
     MATH 120                 The Nature of              3             •   A business environment?
                              Mathematics
                                                                      Have you considered a career in Funeral Service?
     -------------            Social Science: (WI)       3
                              Scientific Study of                     The funeral service professional:
                              Human Behavior
                              Elective (SSHB)                          • Provides support to the bereaved during initial stages of
                                                                         grief.
                                                         16            • Arranges and directs funeral ceremonies.
                                                                       • Performs the transfer of the deceased from the place of
                              Total Credits            62/63
                                                                         death.
      • The electives specified above must be taken from the list      • Prepares the body according to the wishes of the
        of approved courses in each of the categories.                   survivors and requirements of the law.
      • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).              • Sells funeral related services and merchandise.
      • Students must take two General Education Electives             • Establishes pre-arranged/pre-financed funeral accounts.
        (SIT, SSHB or SCI) in Writing Intensive (WI) sections.         • Secures information for legal documents.
        WI course sections are identified with a "G" following         • Files death certificates and other legal papers.
        the course number.                                             • Assists survivors with details for filing claims for death
      • Computer competencies are included in various courses            benefits.
        in this program, specifically ARTA 111, 170, and 220.          • Helps individuals adapt to changes in their lives
        Thus, completing the program automatically satisfies the         following a death through post-death counseling and
        computing requirement.                                           support group activities.

     Career Potential: Transfer program for artists, art educators,   Why should you enter funeral service?
     and visual art related careers
                                                                       • You are a caregiver who desires to serve others.
                                                                       • You believe ceremony is an effective way of expressing
     NCC FINE ART students have transferred to: Kutztown                 feelings.
     University, East Stroudsburg University, Millersville             • You are open-minded about ways in which people of
     University, Moravian College, Cedar Crest College, University       different faiths and cultures express their feelings and
     of the Arts (UArts), Tyler School of Art/Temple University,         practice their beliefs.
     School of Visual Arts (SVA), The Cooper Union for the             • You are interested in the technical sciences.
     Advancement of Science and Art, Pratt Institute, Parsons          • You exhibit sensitivity and compassion for those with
     The New School for Design, Fashion Institute of                     whom you are in contact.
     Technology (FIT), Herron School of Art and Design -               • You are interested in learning all aspects of a business.
     Indiana University-Purdue University, Massachusetts College
     of Art, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), School of          Funeral Service Education provides you with a
     the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)                              comprehensive understanding of all phases of funeral
                                                                      service necessary to serve the bereaved in a professional and
     Important Resources:                                             ethical manner. The need for funeral directors and
                                                                      embalmers will escalate over the next twenty years and the
      • Art Department Website - http://art.northampton.edu/
                                                                      earning potential has never been better.
        artdepartment/index.php
                                                                      Mission Statement
                                                                      Our mission as Northampton Community College Funeral
                                                                      Service Education is to educate students in the fundamental
                                                                      skills, knowledge, and practice of funeral service. We strive to
                                                                      create a supportive learning environment which fosters
                                                                      communication, critical thinking, self-discipline, and
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vision and values, and is committed to providing an             time takers on the National Board Examination (NBE) for
unexcelled educational experience that is inclusive and         the most recent three-year period for this institution and all
diverse.                                                        ABFSE accredited funeral service education programs is
                                                                posted on the ABFSE web site (www.abfse.org).
Funeral Service Education Aims and Objectives
The Funeral Service Education Program has as its central        Students are admitted to the program in the Summer and Fall
aim recognition of the importance of funeral service            sessions of each year and are encouraged to participate in the
education personnel as:                                         social and community service activities of Sigma Phi Sigma-
                                                                The Funeral Service Education Student Association. Funeral
 • members of a human service profession,                       Service Education core courses are offered during the day.
 • members of the community in which they serve,
 • participants in the relationship between bereaved            Program Admission Requirements
   families and those engaged in the funeral service            Acceptance is competitive and you will need to be
   profession,                                                  academically prepared before being accepted into one of the
 • professionals knowledgeable of and compliant with            two sequences. If you are not academically prepared, we may
   federal, state, and local regulatory guidelines,             consider you for the Pre-Core Funeral Service Education
 • professionals sensitive to the responsibility for public     program.
   health, safety and welfare in caring for human remains.
                                                                High school applicants for the traditional degree sequence
Objectives of the Funeral Service Education Program:            (FSED) will need to have completed minimum admission
                                                                requirements of Biology and Chemistry (with labs) with a
 • To enlarge the background and knowledge of students          grade of C or better. Also, all applicants must have achieved
   about the funeral service profession.                        an overall high school G.P.A. of 2.5 or better.
 • To educate students in every phase of funeral service,
   and to help enable them to develop the proficiency and       Northampton welcomes transfer students. If you have
   skills necessary in the profession, as defined above.        earned general education credits prior to admission you may
 • To educate students concerning the responsibilities of       be able to complete this program via an accelerated degree
   the funeral service profession to the community at large.    sequence (FSAD) in two academic semesters. You may
 • To emphasize high standards of ethical conduct.              transfer up to 69 semester credits toward the FSAD
 • To provide a curriculum at the post secondary level of       program, providing you have completed the work at a
   instruction.                                                 regionally accredited college/university and achieved a grade
 • To encourage research in the field of funeral service.       of C or better in each course. Students who have completed
                                                                college level work prior to applying to the accelerated degree
Program Features                                                program must have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.50 to be
Northampton's Funeral Service Education is designed to          considered.
meet the educational requirements for licensure set forth by
the Pennsylvania State Board of Funeral Directors. Students     A physical examination and completed medical health form
have the option of participating in clinical embalming          are also required for acceptance.
laboratories on campus or in field study at a funeral home.
The Funeral Service Education core is offered in two            The application procedure for Funeral Service
sequences, Traditional (for high school applicants) or          Education is as follows:
Accelerated (for college transfer students). Funeral Service
                                                                1. Forward completed application with $25 (non-refundable)
Education core courses (courses prefixed with FUNS) may
                                                                fee to the Admissions Office.
be taken only by those admitted to the traditional or
accelerated sequence.                                           2. Have official transcripts from all institutions attended
                                                                (high school and college, if applicable) to the Admissions
 • All students of Funeral Service Education sit for the
                                                                Office. Your file will not be reviewed until all transcripts are
   National Board Examination of the International
                                                                received.
   Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards prior
   to graduation.                                               3. Files completed by February 1st will be given primary
                                                                consideration for acceptance. Applications received after this
Upon graduation you will be awarded an Associates in
                                                                date will be reviewed on a space available basis only.
Applied Science degree and will be eligible to begin your 12-
month Resident Internship. Our graduates have experienced       The Pre-Core Funeral Service Education program is
a high level of placement within the profession.                designed for applicants who do not meet the requirements
                                                                for the Traditional or Accelerated Sequences. A Funeral
Northampton Community College is a member of the
                                                                Service Education advisor will guide you in selecting the
University Mortuary Science Education Association, and is
                                                                appropriate courses that will prepare you to enter the Funeral
accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service
                                                                Service Education core. When you are ready to pursue the
Education (ABFSE), 3414 Ashland Ave., Suite G, St. Joseph,
                                                                Funeral Service Education core phase (which includes all
MO 64506, 816-233-3747. The annual passage rate of first-
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      FUNS courses) you need to submit a Clinical/Core                   SOCA 103                Principles of               3
      Readiness form to the Admissions Office by February 1st.                                   Sociology
      Priority for core seats will be given to those students with the
      most general education program courses completed and                                                                  13
      highest G.P.A.
                                                                                                 Third Semester
      Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further                                  (Fall)
      information.                                                       BIOS 202                Microbiology                4

      Program Outcomes                                                   FUNS 201                Funeral Home                4
                                                                                                 Operations I
      Graduates of the program will:
                                                                         FUNS 203                General Pathology           3
        • Possess the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in       FUNS 210                Embalming Theory I          3
          funeral service
        • Complete state and national board examinations                 FUNS 212 or             Clinical Embalming I
          requirements.                                                                          or
        • Promote funeral service with professionalism and               FUNS 241                Field Study I               1
          compassion.
        • Be satisfied with their education and meet or exceed the       ------------            Business Elective           3
          expectations of their employers.                                                                                  18
      Funeral Service Education,                                                                 Fourth Semester
      Associate in Applied Science Degree                                                        (Spring)
      Course Code                Course Title            Credits         FUNS 105                Funeral Directing           3
                                 First Semester (Fall)                   FUNS 220                Embalming Theory II         3
      BIOS 160                   Human Biology              4            FUNS 222 or             Clinical Embalming II
                                                                                                 or
      ENGL 101C                  English I                  3
                                                                         FUNS 242                Field Study II              1
      FUNS 101                   Principles of Funeral      2
                                 Service                                 FUNS 231                Funeral Home                2
                                                                                                 Operations II
      FUNS 102                   Introduction to            4
                                 Funeral Service                         FUNS 251                US & PA Funeral Law         3
      MATH ___                   Mathematics Elective       3            FUNS 255                Cosmetology &               3
                                 (QL)                                                            Restorative Art
                                                            16           PSYC 221                Responding to the           3
                                                                                                 Bereaved
                                 Second Semester                                                                            18
                                 (Spring)
      CISC 101                   Introduction to            3                                    Summer Sessions
                                 Computers                               ACCT 101                Financial Accounting I      3
      CMTH 102                   Speech                     3            BUSA ___                Business Elective           3
                                 Communication
                                                                         ------------            Social Science:             3
      ENGL 151                   English II                 3                                    Societies and
      PHIL 111                   On Death & Dying           3                                    Institutions over Time
                                                                                                 Elective (SIT)
      -----------                Elective                   3
                                                                         ------------            Prescribed Elective +       3
                                                            15
                                                                                                                            12
                                 Summer Sessions
                                                                                                 Total Credits              92
      BUSA 152                   Business Law I             3
      CHEM 135                   Chemistry of Life          4            + Prescribed Elective options: ACCT 151, BUSA 202, BUSA
                                                                         221, CISC 104
      PSYC 103                   Introduction to            3              • For their Social Science: Societies and Institutions over
                                 Psychology                                   Time (SIT) Elective, students must select a course from
                                                                              the list of approved courses in that category.

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 • One General Education course must be taken in a                                     Summer Sessions
   Writing Intensive (WI) section. In addition, writing
   intensive work is included in various courses in this       CHEM 135                Chemistry of Life           4
   program; thus completing the program automatically          BUSA___                 Business Elective           3
   satisfies the program-related Writing Intensive (WI)
                                                               ------------            Social Science:             3
   requirement.
                                                                                       Societies and
 • Computer competencies are included in various courses
                                                                                       Institutions over Time
   in this program as well as in CISC101. Thus, completing
                                                                                       Elective (SIT)
   the program automatically satisfies the computing
   requirement.                                                ------------            Prescribed Elective +       3
 • For their Mathematics (QL) Elective, students must                                                             13
   select a course from the list of approved courses in that
   category.                                                                           Third Semester
 • Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all FUNS                             (Fall)
   courses to progress in the program.
 • A student must sit for the National Board Examination       FUNS 101                Principles of Funeral       2
   of the International Conference of Funeral Service                                  Service
   Examining Boards prior to graduation.                       FUNS 102                Introduction to             4
                                                                                       Funeral Service
Funeral Service Education, (Accelerated Sequence)
Associate in Applied Science Degree                            FUNS 201                Funeral Home                4
                                                                                       Operations I
Course Code            Course Title             Credits
                                                               FUNS 203                General Pathology           3
                       Summer Sessions
                                                               FUNS 210                Embalming Theory I          3
BIOS 160               Human Biology               4
                                                               FUNS 241 or             Field Study I or
ENGL 101C              English I                   3
                                                               FUNS 212                Clinical Embalming I        1
MATH___                Mathematics Elective        3                                                              17
                       (QL)
PSYC 103               Introduction to             3                                   Fourth Semester
                       Psychology                                                      (Spring)
                                                  13           FUNS 105                Funeral Directing           3
                                                               FUNS 220                Embalming Theory II         3
                       First Semester (Fall)
                                                               FUNS 231                Funeral Home                2
CISC 101               Introduction to             3                                   Operations II
                       Computers
                                                               FUNS 242 or             Field Study II or
CMTH 102               Speech                      3
                       Communication                           FUNS 222                Clinical Embalming II       1
ENGL 151               English II                  3           FUNS 251                US & PA Funeral Law         3
--------------         Business Elective           3           FUNS 255                Cosmetology &               3
                                                                                       Restorative Art
--------------         Elective                    3
                                                               PSYC 221                Responding to the           3
                                                  15                                   Bereaved
                       Second Semester                                                                            18
                       (Spring)
                                                                                       Total Credits              92
ACCT 101               Financial Accounting I      3
BIOS 202               Microbiology                4           + Prescribed Elective options: ACCT 151, BUSA 202, BUSA
                                                               221, CISC 104
BUSA 152               Business Law I              3
PHIL 111               On Death & Dying            3            • For their Social Science: Societies and Institutions over
                                                                  Time (SIT) Elective, students must select a course from
SOCA 103               Principles of               3              the list of approved courses in that category.
                       Sociology                                • One General Education course must be taken in a
                                                  16              Writing Intensive (WI) section. In addition, writing
                                                                  intensive work is included in various courses in this


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            program; thus completing the program automatically            • Have an informed awareness of other cultures and an
            satisfies the program-related Writing Intensive (WI)            appreciation for the contributions of diverse peoples to
            requirement.                                                    the human experience.
        •   Computer competencies are included in various courses         • Be able to assess and discuss competing perspectives.
            in this program as well as in CISC101. Thus, completing       • Know how to retrieve, evaluate, and apply information
            the program automatically satisfies the computing               from a range of sources.
            requirement.                                                  • Have a working competency of basic computer
        •   For their Mathematics (QL) Elective, students must              applications.
            select a course from the list of approved courses in that     • Have experience working independently and in teams.
            category.
        •   Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all FUNS     General Studies,
            courses to progress in the program.                         Associate in Arts Degree
        •   A student must sit for the National Board Examination
            of the International Conference of Funeral Service          Course Code                Course Title            Credits
            Examining Boards prior to graduation.                       ENGL 101C                  English I               3

      Career Potential: Funeral Director, Embalmer, Pre-Need            ENGL 151C                  English II              3
      Funeral Counselor                                                 CMTH 102                   Speech                  3
                                                                                                   Communication
      General Studies                                                   -------------              Communications          3
                                                                                                   Elective +
      Humanities & Social Sciences
                                                                        -------------              Social Science/         15
      Degree awarded: Associate in Arts
                                                                                                   Cultural Studies
      Program Narrative                                                                            Electives +
      If you're ready for college, but you are still exploring career   -------------              Mathematics Elective    3
      choices, an associate's degree in General Studies can be a                                   (QL) +
      good way to start your education. Northampton's General           -------------              Mathematics or          3/4
      Studies major allows you to explore a variety of fields and to                               Science Elective +
      discover what subjects suit you best. We'll provide you with a
      well-rounded selection of studies in social, cultural,            -------------              Laboratory Science      3/4
      behavioral, scientific and computer-related subjects. Upon                                   Elective (SCI) +
      completion, you will be prepared to transfer to a four-year       -------------              Business/Technology 6
      institution to complete a bachelor's degree in the major of                                  Electives+
      your choice.
                                                                        -------------              Electives               18
      Program Features                                                  -------------
      Our General Studies program is specifically designed so that      -------------              Total Credits           60/62
      you can transfer your credits to a four-year college or
      university. Schools that are a part of the Pennsylvania state     +Electives must be chosen from the five groupings that
      college and university system will accept all of your credits;    follow.
      however, if you wish to attend another school, we suggest         Electives
      you choose elective courses that are transferable to the            • For the Electives, students must select one course from
      institution of your choice. We encourage you to work closely           the list of approved courses in each of the following
      with your academic advisor, as well as the transfer advisor in         three categories: Arts and Humanities (AH); Social
      the Office of Academic Advising, to ensure your greatest               Science: Societies and Institutions over Time (SIT);
      opportunity for a smooth and successful transition to a four-          Social Science: Scientific Study of Human Behavior
      year institution.                                                      (SSHB).
                                                                          • The Mathematics (QL) and Laboratory Science (SCI)
      Program Outcomes
                                                                             Electives must be selected from the list of approved
      Graduates of the program will:                                         General Education courses in each of those categories.
                                                                             Refer to list below for exclusions.
        • Be prepared to transfer into any of a variety of                • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).
          programs at a four-year college or university.                  • One General Education Elective must be taken in a
        • Have a broad understanding of social sciences, business,           Writing Intensive (WI) section. In addition, students
          and liberal arts.                                                  must select a second Writing Intensive (WI) course.
        • Possess skills necessary to communicate ideas effectively       • In addition to satisfying the above requirements, the 18
          in college, in business, and in life.                              credits of unspecified electives should be selected from


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   those in the groupings below, or from those allowable in      Course Code              Course Title             Credits
   the Liberal Arts program, or from the list of courses
   which are applicable to A.A. and A.S. degrees. Within         ACCT 101                 Accounting I             3
   this, students should select courses which will transfer to   BUSA 101                 Introduction to          3
   the baccalaureate institution of their choice.                                         Business
 • A student who has completed the entire 15-credit
                                                                 BUSA 131                 Principles of            3
   Library Technical Assistant specialized diploma may
                                                                                          Marketing
   apply these 15 credits to the General Studies degree as
   free electives.                                               ECON 201                 Macroeconomics           3
                                                                                          (SSHB)
Communications Electives (3 credits)
                                                                 ECON 251                 Microeconomics           3
These courses enhance communication skills and offer
students the opportunity to pursue an interest in the arts as    CISC 101                 Introduction to          3
communication.                                                                            Computers (C)

Course Code              Course Title             Credits        CISC 104                 Microcomputer            4
                                                                                          Applications (C)
ARTA 107                 Drawing I                3
                                                                 CISC 106                 Introduction to      3
ARTA 124                 Drawing II               3                                       Computing with Alice
ARTA 158                 Painting I               3                                       (C)
ARTA 226                 Painting II              3              CISC 115                 Computer Science I       4
                                                                                          (C)
ARTA 161                 Ceramics                 3
ARTA 162                 Sculpture                3              + 3 credits must be a CISC course.

CMTH 104                 Mass Media and           3              Social Science/Cultural Studies Electives (15 credits)
                         Society                                 These courses inform students about society and culture,
CMTH 105                 Public Speaking (AH) 3                  past and present. They will help the student to place
                                                                 problems in a broad perspective and to make informed
CMTH 111                 Acting I (AH)            3              choices about the conduct of their lives. In fulfilling the 15-
CMTH 115                 Technical Theatre        3              credit social science/cultural studies elective requirement, no
                                                                 more than six credits may be earned from any one
CMTH 120                 Radio Production         3
                                                                 group below.
CMTH 126                 The Communication        3
                         Arts (AH)                               Social and Behavioral Understandings
CMTH 170                 Television Production 3                 Course Code              Course Title             Credits
CMTH 206                 Directing (AH)           3              PHIL 111                 On Death and Dying       3
CMTH 212                 Acting II (AH)           3                                       (AH)(D

CMTH 215                 Intercultural            3              PHIL 202                 Ethics and Moral         3
                         Communication (D)                                                Problems (AH)(D)

CMTH 225                 Scriptwriting            3              PSYC 103                 Introduction to          3
                                                                                          Psychology (SSHB)
ENGL 253                 Creative Writing (AH) 3
                                                                 PSYC 251                 Child Psychology         3
JOUR 103                 Newswriting              3
                                                                 PSYC 254                 Adoloscent               3
JOUR 201                 Feature Writing          3                                       Psychology
MDLA 102/112/122         Elementary French I/ 3                  PSYC 255                 Abnormal Psychology 3
                         II or Intermediate
                         French I (AH)(D)                        SOCA 103                 Principles of            3
                                                                                          Sociology (SSHB)(D)
MDLA                     Elementary Spanish I/ 3
103/113/123/133          II or Intermediate                      SOCA 150                 Deviance                 3
                         Spanish I/II (AH)(D)                    SOCA 204                 Social Problems          3
Business/Technology Electives (6 credits) +
These courses are the most generally valuable introduction to
business and technology. They are neither too specialized,
nor too technical in nature and should prove both interesting
and accessible to the non-major.

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      Cultural                                          HIST 166           Civil War and           3
      Understanding                                                        Reconstruction (SIT)
      Course Code     Course Title            Credits   HUMA 121           The American Work       3
                                                                           Experience (AH)
      ARCH 100        Architectural History I 3
                      - Antiquity to 1870               HUMA 140           Women and Power         3
                                                                           (AH)(D)
      ARTA 101        Art History Survey      3
                      (AH)                              POLS 110           American National       3
                                                                           Government (SIT)
      CMTH 110        Introduction to         3
                      Theatre (AH)                      POLS 251           State and Local         3
                                                                           Government (SIT)
      CMTH 211/ENGL   Plays: Classical to     3
      211             Contemporary (AH)                 World Experience
                      (D)
                                                        Course Code        Course Title            Credits
      CMTH 220        Introduction to Film    3
                      (AH)                              ENGL 257           20th Century            3
                                                                           Literature by Women
      ENGL 201        British Literature I    3                            (AH)(D)
                      (AH)
                                                        ENGL264            Irish Literature (AH)   3
      ENGL 203        Shakespeare (AH)        3
                                                        GEOG 101           World Geography         3
      ENGL 205        American Literature I 3                              (SIT)(D)
                      (AH)
                                                        GEOG 121           Introduction to         3
      ENGL 250        Contemporary Latin      3                            Environmental
                      American Literature                                  Problems (SSHB)(D)
                      (AH)(D)
                                                        HIST 103           Ancient and Medieval 3
      ENGL 251        British Literature II   3                            History (SIT)
                      (AH)
                                                        HIST 153           Foundations of          3
      ENGL 255        American Literature II 3                             Modern European
                      (AH)                                                 History - 1300-1815
      ENGL 256        Modern Poetry (AH)      3                            (SIT)
      ENGL 257        20th Century            3         HIST 167           Vietnam (SIT)           3
                      Literature by Women               HIST 168G          History of the Middle 3
                      (AH)(D)                                              East (SIT)(D)
      ENGL 260        Contemporary            3         HIST 173           Modern European         3
                      Literature (AH)(D)                                   History-1815 to
      MUSC 101        Introduction to Music 3                              present (SIT)
                      (AH)                              PHIL 121           World Religions (AH) 3
                                                                           (D)
      American
      Experience                                        PHIL 201           Introduction to         3
                                                                           Philosophy (AH)
      Course Code     Course Title            Credits
                                                        PHIL 211           Ancient Philosophy      3
      ENGL 265G       African-American        3
                      Literature (AH)(D)
                                                        PHIL 215           Modern Philosophy       3
      GEOG 151        Geography of U.S.       3
                      and Canada (SIT)
                                                        PHIL 220           Existentialism          3
      HIST 113        American History I      3
                      (SIT)
                                                        POLS 101           Introduction to         3
      HIST 121        The Black Experience 3                               Political Science (SIT)
                      (SIT)(D)
                                                        POLS 202           International Relations 3
      HIST 163        American History II     3                            (SIT) (D)
                      (SIT)
                                                        SOCA 102           Cultural Anthropology 3
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                                                                  Honors faculty members are dedicated to inspiring and
Mathematics/Science Electives (9-11 credits) +                    challenging students with innovative and exciting strategies.
                                                                  Many honors courses include a service learning component,
These courses help the student comprehend the process of
                                                                  allowing students to relate and apply the content of their
scientific inquiry, to gain quantitative skills and some of the
                                                                  course to community service projects outside the college.
principles of modern scientific knowledge. Such
comprehension is the essential foundation for understanding       The emphasis in honors courses is on participating in
advancing technology that dominates society and the natural       alternative learning strategies, producing scholarly papers and
environment in which we live.                                     projects, and experiencing cultural and social activities within
                                                                  and beyond NCC.
Course Code              Course Title             Credits
BIOS 100-299             Any 4-credit BIOS     4                  Program Requirements
                         Elective (except BIOS                    Students will be eligible for this program by:
                         281, 282, 283)
                                                                   • Completing an NCC Application form.
CHEM 100-299             Any 4-credit CHEM        4                • Completing an Honors Program Application form.
                         Elective                                  • Meeting the NCC placement requirement for English I.
GEOG 150                 Astronomy (SCI)          4
                                                                  Students must meet one of the following entrance criteria:
GEOG 210                 Meteorology (SCI)        4
GEOL 201                 Physical Geology         4                • Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
                         (SCI)                                     • Graduate from the top 20% of high school class.
                                                                   • Have a minimum college or university GPA of 3.5 after
MATH 100-299             Any MATH (QL)            3/4                12 credits of coursework.
                         except MATH 103,                          • Secure a recommendation letter from a high school
                         110, 118, 119                               faculty member, counselor or other appropriate designee
PHYS 101                 Physics I (SCI)          4                  approved by the honors director. Students choosing the
                                                                     recommendation option will need to complete an
PHYS 151                 Physics II               4
                                                                     interview with the Director of the Honors Program.
PHYS 152                 Physical Science II      3
                         (SCI)                                    Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further
                                                                  information.
+ 3/4 credits must be math; 3/4 credits must be lab science.
                                                                  Honor Program Outcomes
                                                                  Graduates of program will:
NCC students have transferred to: East Stroudsburg
University, Kutztown University, Moravian College, DeSales         • Actively participate in the classroom and be more
University, Cedar Crest College, Pennsylvania State                  responsible for their own learning.
University, Temple University                                      • Apply the critical thinking skills of analysis, synthesis,
                                                                     and evaluation to course related materials.
Honors Program                                                     • Identify, understand, and apply the methodologies,
                                                                     principles, and research strategies of discipline.
The Honors Program at Northampton Community College                • Complete the honors program will transfer to honors
provides an enriched educational environment in which                programs at institutions of their choice.
students will be challenged to reach their full intellectual
potential and to better prepare themselves for the academic       Career Potential: The program will provide an enriched
demands of the four-year college or university of their           educational environment in which students will be challenged
choice. The overall goal of the program is to provide an          to reach their full intellectual potential and to better prepare
academic atmosphere in which students learn to think              themselves for the academic demands of the four-year
critically, creatively, and independently, and to take            college or university of their choice.
responsibility for their own learning.

Program Features
The Honors Program at Northampton is flexible and works
well with students' intended program of study. Students
select from honors sections of courses that are part of the
general education core. After successfully finishing 12 credits
of honors designated courses and maintaining a GPA of 3.5,
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      Hotel/Restaurant Management -                                      program. Program instructors and college advisors can help
                                                                         determine the education and career path that will lead
      A.A.S. Degree                                                      students to a successful future.

      Business & Technology                                              Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further
      Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science                       information.
      Two options: Restaurant and Hotel                                  Program Outcomes
      Program Narrative                                                  Graduates of the program will:
      Employment in the Hospitality industry has reached record-           • Acquire and correctly use general industry information,
      breaking levels locally and internationally. As the industry has       technical skills, and certifications for employment in the
      expanded, consumer expectations about the quality of their             hospitality industry.
      experiences at hotels and restaurants have also been raised to       • Listen and effectively communicate in a positive,
      new heights. The Hospitality industry offers exciting and              professional, and ethical manner with customers and
      rewarding career options. Your education makes a difference            colleagues of diverse backgrounds
      in how competitive you will be for high-paying, senior-level         • Display a professional image, positive attitude, strong
      positions.                                                             work ethic, and recognize your role in the success of the
                                                                             organization where you are employed.
      Northampton Community College offers state-of-the-art                • Read and accurately interpret standard indicators of the
      training facilities, classroom study, and                              organization's financial health.
      hands-on practical application. Our program prepares you to          • Use appropriate technology for written communication,
      gain entry-level management positions in restaurants, hotels,          information gathering, and data analysis to facilitate
      and several hundred other hospitality related careers. Your            smooth operation of a hospitality organization.
      internship course at Northampton will allow you to begin             • Demonstrate leadership and supervisory skills, and an
      your career in the hospitality field, while gaining the work           appreciation of diversity to support the organization
      experience needed to help you climb the ladder of success.             and its goals.
      Students develop their specialized skills in the area of their       • Use organization and flexibility, as a team, to complete
      choice, and can advance to management positions within 6               tasks, make decisions, and problem solve in a timely
      months to 1 year. The National Restaurant Association and              manner.
      The American Hotel and Motel Association offers                      • Utilize research and problem-solving techniques to
      scholarships to students interested in furthering their career         employ "out of the box" critical thinking skills in a
      with a formal education.                                               variety of hospitality situations.
      Restaurant Option                                                  Hotel/Restaurant Management: Restaurant Option,
                                                                         Associate in Applied Science Degree
      Program Features
      For students interested in a career in hospitality food and        Course Code                Course Title            Credits
      beverage management, Northampton offers students the
      opportunity to earn an associate degree in applied science in                                 First Semester
      Restaurant Management. Some of the core classes in the             CMTH 102                   Speech                  3
      program include basic culinary skills and techniques, food                                    Communication
      safety and sanitation, menu planning and cost controls,
      catering and convention services, dining room operations,          CULA 102                   Food Safety and         2
      and strategic leadership. Students will have hands-on working                                 Sanitation
      experience in the "Hampton Winds" restaurant and at                ENGL 101C                  English I               3
      campus special events.
                                                                         FOOD 110                   Food Preparation I      4
      The Hotel/Restaurant Management program fosters                    HOSP 101                   Introduction to the     3
      teamwork, professionalism, and learning through experience.                                   Hospitality Industry
      Students will be prepared for a career in the hospitality
      industry by classroom learning supplemented with field trips,                                                         15
      guest speakers and industry certifications. All students will
                                                                                                    Second Semester
      complete a 225 hour management practicum, where they will
      complete an internship in their area of interest.                  ENGL 151C                  English II              3
                                                                         FOOD 123                   Menu Planning and       3
      Course credit or advanced placement options may exist for
                                                                                                    Food and Beverage
      students coming from local high schools and vocational
                                                                                                    Cost Control
      schools. Northampton also has agreements with several
      colleges and universities for students interested in
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HOSP 105              Enhancing Guest         3               Institutions over Time (SIT); or Social Science: Scientific
                      Service                                 Study of Human Behavior (SSHB).
                                                            • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).
HOSP 111              Food and Beverage       3
                      Management
HOSP 215              Hospitality Sales and   3            Career Potential: Restaurant Operations Supervisor/
                      Marketing                            Manager/Owner, Conference Services/, Banquet
                                                           Supervisor/Manager, Contract Foodservice Supervisor/
-----------           General Education       3            Manager, Food Broker/Distributor, Several Other Restaurant
                      Elective (SIT or                     Related Entry-level Positions
                      SSHB)
                                              18           NCC students have transferred to: Pennsylvania State
                                                           University, East Stroudsburg University, University of
                      Third Semester                       Delaware, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Johnson and
ACCT 100 or           Accounting for Non-                  Wales University
                      Accountants or
                                                           Hotel Option
ACCT 101              Financial Accounting I 3
FOOD 250              Dining Room             4            Program Features
                      Operation                            For students interested in a career in hotel management,
                                                           Northampton offers students the opportunity to earn an
HOSP 201              Strategic Leadership in 3
                                                           associate degree in applied science in Hotel Management.
                      Hospitality
                                                           Some of the core classes in this program include rooms
HOSP 210              Human Resources         3            division management, enhancing guest services, hospitality
                      Management for the                   law, financial reporting, sales and marketing, human
                      Hospitality Industry                 resources management, and strategic leadership. Students can
-----------           Mathematics (QL) or 3                supplement their core courses with classes focused on
                      Science (SCI) Elective               meeting and event planning, casino operations, club
                                                           management, and resort management.
-----------           Elective                3
                                              19           The Hotel/Restaurant Management program fosters
                                                           teamwork, professionalism, and learning through experience.
                      Fourth Semester                      Students will be prepared for a career in the hospitality
                                                           industry by classroom learning supplemented with field trips,
FOOD 130              Convention Services     3            guest speakers and industry certifications. All students will
                      & Catering                           complete a 225 hour management practicum, where they will
                      Management                           complete an internship in their area of interest.
HOSP 212              Hospitality Financial   3
                      Reporting                            Course credit or advanced placement options may exist for
                                                           students coming from local high schools and vocational
HOSP 221G             Hospitality             3            schools. Northampton also has agreements with several
                      Management                           colleges and universities for students interested in
                      Practicum                            transferring to a four year school upon completion of the
PSYC 103              Introduction to         3            program. Program instructors and college advisors can help
                      Psychology                           determine the education and career path that will lead
                                                           students to a successful future.
-----------           General Education       3
                      Elective (AH)                        Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further
                                              15           information.

                      Total Credits           67

 • Completion of both ENGL101C and ENGL151C                Program Outcomes: Hotel Option
   satisfy the computer literacy requirement.              Graduates of the program will:
 • For the General Education Electives, students must
   select one course from the list of approved Arts &       • Acquire and correctly use general industry information,
   Humanities (AH) courses and one course from the lists      technical skills, and certifications for employment in the
   of approved courses in Social Science: Societies and       hospitality industry.




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       • Listen and effectively communicate in a positive,           ACCT 100 or              Accounting for Non-
         professional, and ethical manner with customers and                                  Accountants or
         colleagues of diverse backgrounds
       • Display a professional image, positive attitude, strong     ACCT 101                 Financial Accounting I 3
         work ethic, and recognize your role in the success of the   HOSP 201                 Strategic Leadership in 3
         organization where you are employed.                                                 Hospitality
       • Read and accurately interpret standard indicators of the
                                                                     HOSP 210                 Human Resources           3
         organization's financial health.
                                                                                              Management for the
       • Use appropriate technology for written communication,
                                                                                              Hospitality Industry
         information gathering, and data analysis to facilitate
         smooth operation of a hospitality organization.             HOTL 110                 Hospitality Law           3
       • Demonstrate leadership and supervisory skills, and an
         appreciation of diversity to support the organization       -----------              Required Program          3/4
         and its goals.                                                                       Elective +
       • Use organization and flexibility, as a team, to complete
         tasks, make decisions, and problem solve in a timely        -----------              General Education         3
         manner.                                                                              Elective (AH)
       • Utilize research and problem-solving techniques to                                                             18/19
         employ "out of the box" critical thinking skills in a
         variety of hospitality situations.                                                   Fourth Semester

      Hotel/Restaurant Management: Hotel Option,                     FOOD 130                 Convention Services       3
                                                                                              & Catering
      Associate in Applied Science Degree                                                     Management
      Course Code            Course Title            Credits         HOSP 212                 Hospitality Financial     3
                             First Semester                                                   Reporting
      CMTH 102               Speech                  3               HOSP 221G                Hospitality               3
                             Communication                                                    Management
                                                                                              Practicum
      ENGL 101C              English I               3
                                                                     PSYC 103                 Introduction to           3
      HOSP 101               Introduction to the     3                                        Psychology
                             Hospitality Industry
                                                                     ------------             Elective                  3
      HOSP 105               Enhancing Guest         3
                             Service                                                                                    15
      ------------           Mathematics (QL) or 3                                            Total Credits             66/68
                             Science (SCI) Elective
                                                     15

                             Second Semester                         + Choose two courses (minimum of 6 credits) from the list
                                                                     of Program Electives: CASN 101, CISC101, FOOD 110,
      ENGL 151C              English II              3               250, HOTL 140, 150, or MEPL 112.
      HOSP 215               Hospitality Sales and   3                 • Completion of both ENGL101C and ENGL151C
                             Marketing                                    satisfy the computer literacy requirement.
                                                                       • For the General Education Electives, students must
      HOSP 111               Food and Beverage       3                    select one course from the list of approved Arts &
                             Management                                   Humanities (AH) courses and one course from the lists
      HOTL 207               Rooms Division          3                    of approved courses in Social Science: Societies and
                             Management                                   Institutions over Time (SIT); or Social Science: Scientific
                                                                          Study of Human Behavior (SSHB).
      ------------           Required Program        3/4               • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).
                             Elective +
      -------------          General Education       3               Career Potential: Hotel Operations Supervisor/ Manager,
                             Elective (SIT or                        Guest Services Supervisor/Manager, Human Resources
                             SSHB)                                   Entry-level Manager, Sales and Marketing Coordinator,
                                                                     Several Other Hotel Related Entry-level Positions
                                                     18/19
                                                                     NCC students have transferred to: Pennsylvania State
                             Third Semester                          University, East Stroudsburg University, University of


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Delaware, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Johnson and             • Utilize research and problem-solving techniques to
Wales University                                                     employ "out of the box" critical thinking skills in a
                                                                     variety of hospitality situations.
Hotel/Restaurant Management -
Casino Operations                                                 Casino Operations,
                                                                  Specialized Diploma
Business & Technology
                                                                  Course Code             Course Title              Credits
Specialized Diploma
                                                                                          First Semester
Program Narrative                                                 CASN 101                Introduction to the         3
The Casino Operations Management diploma prepares you                                     Gaming Industry
to efficiently and effectively deal with the guest services and
managerial challenges faced in the casino industry. Graduates     HOSP 101                Introduction to the         3
may be employed in positions with job titles such as slot                                 Hospitality Industry
floor supervisor, casino cage supervisor, casino revenue          HOSP 105                Enhancing Guest             3
auditor, casino security/risk management supervisor, casino                               Service
promotions representative or player development
                                                                  HOSP 201                Strategic Leadership in     3
representative
                                                                                          Hospitality
Program Features                                                  HOSP 210                Human Resources             3
Courses in the Casino Operations Management Diploma                                       Management for the
program cover a broad spectrum of the gaming and casino                                   Hospitality Industry
industry. You will gain knowledge and experience that                                                                 15
prepares you for a supervisory or management career path in
many operational areas of the casino and gaming industry.                                 Second Semester
We emphasize the basic tenants of guest service, leadership,
communication, teamwork and problem solving. The                  CASN 120                Casino Industry             3
program teaches students casino gaming operations, casino                                 Regulations
industry regulations, casino supervision and leadership,          CASN 130                Casino Gaming               3
casino marketing, guest services, food and beverage                                       Operations I
management for the gaming industry, casino cage operations
                                                                  HOSP 111                Food and Beverage           3
and casino revenue management. Our program and its
                                                                                          Management
content were developed with extensive input from the casino
industry.                                                         HOSP 212                Hospitality Financial       3
                                                                                          Reporting
Program Outcomes
                                                                  HOSP 215                Hospitality Sales and       3
Graduates of the program will:                                                            Marketing
  • Acquire and correctly use general industry information,                                                           15
    technical skills, and certifications for employment in the
    hospitality industry.                                                                 Total Credits:              30
  • Listen and effectively communicate in a positive,
    professional, and ethical manner with customers and
                                                                  Career Potential: Slot Floor Supervisor, Casino Cage
    colleagues of diverse backgrounds
                                                                  Supervisor, Casino Revenue Auditor, Player Development
  • Display a professional image, positive attitude, strong
                                                                  Representative Casino Security/Risk Management
    work ethic, and recognize your role in the success of the
                                                                  Supervisor, Casino Promotions Representative,
    organization where you are employed.
  • Read and accurately interpret standard indicators of the
    organization's financial health.                              Hotel/Restaurant Management -
  • Use appropriate technology for written communication,
    information gathering, and data analysis to facilitate
                                                                  Dining Room Operations
    smooth operation of a hospitality organization.               Business & Technology
  • Demonstrate leadership and supervisory skills, and an
    appreciation of diversity to support the organization         Specialized Diploma
    and its goals.                                                Program Narrative
  • Use organization and flexibility, as a team, to complete      Northampton's Dining Room Operations diploma prepares
    tasks, make decisions, and problem solve in a timely          you to effectively address the guest services and supervisory
    manner.                                                       challenges faced within the various segments of the food and
                                                                  beverage industry. Our graduates are employed in positions

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      such as dining room supervisor, banquet manager,                   FOOD 130                 Convention Services          3
      convention services coordinator, catering supervisor or food                                and Catering
      service manager.
                                                                         HOSP 101                 Introduction to the          3
      Program Features                                                                            Hospitality Industry
      The Dining Room Operations diploma includes broad                  HOSP 105                 Enhancing Guest              3
      training in all aspects of restaurant management including                                  Service
      front of the house business, supervisory duties and                                                                     15
      convention services/catering operations. Graduates will be
      prepared for entry-level management opportunities in fine                                   Second Semester
      dining, full service and quick casual restaurants, institutional
      food service, hotel food service outlets, country clubs, and a     FOOD 250                 Dining Room                  4
      variety of other food service establishments.                                               Operations
                                                                         HOSP 111                 Food and Beverage            3
      The program emphasizes the basic tenants of guest service,                                  Management
      leadership, communication, teamwork and problem solving.
      The program teaches students dining room operations,               HOSP 201                 Strategic Leadership in      3
      convention services and catering operations, food service                                   Hospitality
      safety and sanitation, hospitality management and marketing,       HOSP 215                 Hospitality Sales and        3
      guest services, and food and beverage management. We                                        Marketing
      developed our program and its content with extensive input
      from the hospitality industry.                                                                                          13

      Program Outcomes                                                                            Total Credits               28
      Graduates of the program will:
                                                                         Career Potential: Food Service Manager Dining Room
        • Acquire and correctly use general industry information,        Supervisor, Catering Supervisor, Convention Services
          technical skills, and certifications for employment in the     Coordinator, Banquet Manager
          hospitality industry.
        • Listen and effectively communicate in a positive,
          professional, and ethical manner with customers and            Hotel/Restaurant Management -
          colleagues of diverse backgrounds
        • Display a professional image, positive attitude, strong
                                                                         Resort Management
          work ethic, and recognize your role in the success of the      Business & Technology
          organization where you are employed.
                                                                         Specialized Diploma
        • Read and accurately interpret standard indicators of the
          organization's financial health.                               Program Narrative
        • Use appropriate technology for written communication,
          information gathering, and data analysis to facilitate         Through our Resort Management diploma program, you'll be
          smooth operation of a hospitality organization.                prepared to tackle any guest services and managerial
        • Demonstrate leadership and supervisory skills, and an          challenges faced in the resort, club, food and beverage and
          appreciation of diversity to support the organization          hotel operations fields. Our graduates are employed in
          and its goals.                                                 positions such as resort manager, club manager, membership
        • Use organization and flexibility, as a team, to complete       manager, activities manager, recreation manager or lodging
          tasks, make decisions, and problem solve in a timely           manager.
          manner.
                                                                         Program Features
        • Utilize research and problem-solving techniques to
          employ "out of the box" critical thinking skills in a          The Resort Management diploma provides you with the
          variety of hospitality situations.                             managerial, technical, and operational expertise that is
                                                                         essential to pursuing a career in the resort or club segment of
                                                                         the hospitality industry. We emphasize the basic tenants of
      Dining Room Operations,                                            guest service, leadership, communication, teamwork and
      Specialized Diploma                                                problem solving. The program teaches students basic resort,
                                                                         club and lodging operations, resort specialty subjects,
      Course Code                Course Title             Credits        hospitality management and marketing, guest services, food
                                 First Semester                          and beverage management. Also included in the training are
                                                                         hospitality accounting and finance competencies. Our
      CULA 102                   Food Safety and             2           program and its content were developed with extensive input
                                 Sanitation                              from the hospitality industry.
      FOOD 110                   Food Preparation I          4

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Program Outcomes                                                                                                     14
Graduates of the program will:
                                                                                          Total Credits              29
  • Acquire and correctly use general industry information,
    technical skills, and certifications for employment in the
    hospitality industry.                                        Career Potential: Lodging Manager Resort Manager,
  • Listen and effectively communicate in a positive,            Recreation Manager, Activities Manager, Membership
    professional, and ethical manner with customers and          Manager
    colleagues of diverse backgrounds
  • Display a professional image, positive attitude, strong      Individualized Transfer Studies
    work ethic, and recognize your role in the success of the
    organization where you are employed.                         Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Read and accurately interpret standard indicators of the     Degree awarded: Associate in Arts
    organization's financial health.
  • Use appropriate technology for written communication,        Program Narrative
    information gathering, and data analysis to facilitate       Even if Northampton's extensive selection of degree
    smooth operation of a hospitality organization.              programs doesn't include your intended major, you can still
  • Demonstrate leadership and supervisory skills, and an        begin your studies here by creating an Individualized Transfer
    appreciation of diversity to support the organization        Studies program. By working with your advisor, you can
    and its goals.                                               carefully select courses at NCC that are required by the four-
  • Use organization and flexibility, as a team, to complete     year institution to which you plan to transfer. Doing so will
    tasks, make decisions, and problem solve in a timely         give you an affordable head start on your baccalaureate
    manner.                                                      degree with an associate's degree from Northampton.
  • Utilize research and problem-solving techniques to
    employ "out of the box" critical thinking skills in a        Please note that this option is intended only for students who
    variety of hospitality situations.                           have identified their baccalaureate college of choice, and
                                                                 their intended major, and are pre-planning a program of
                                                                 Northampton courses to fulfill the general distribution
Resort Management,
                                                                 requirements and other courses that are transferable to the
Specialized Diploma                                              four-year institution.
Course Code                Course Title              Credits
                                                                 Program Features
                           First Semester                        The Individualized Transfer Studies program consists of a
HOSP 101                   Introduction to the         3         three-part curriculum, including:
                           Hospitality Industry
                                                                  • The current Northampton general education core for
HOSP 105                   Enhancing Guest             3            associate in arts programs
                           Service                                • The addition of one Humanities and one Social Science
HOSP 201                   Strategic Leadership in     3            course to the general education electives
                           Hospitality                            • 30 credit hours aligned with the requirements of the
                                                                    degree program at your transfer institution
HOSP 210                   Human Resources             3
                           Management for the                    The College has negotiated opportunities for students to use
                           Hospitality Industry                  the Individualized Transfer Studies program to transfer to
HOTL 110                   Hospitality Law             3         several colleges/universities for specific programs:
                                                       15         • East Stroudsburg University
                                                                     • Health Service Administration, BS Degree
                           Second Semester
                                                                     • Health Education, Concentration in Community
HOSP 111                   Food and Beverage           3                 Health, BS Degree
                           Management                             • Kutztown University
HOSP 212                   Hospitality Financial       3             • Art Education, BS Degree
                           Reporting                              • DeSales University (via online learning)
                                                                     • Accounting, BA Degree
HOSP 215                   Hospitality Sales and       3
                           Marketing                             Program Requirements
HOTL 150                   Resort Management           2         Students will be eligible for this program by:
HOTL 207                   Rooms Division              3         a. Pre-planning a 61-credit program with the assistance of
                           Management                            the Director of Advising

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      b. Securing the signature of the transfer counselor and         -------------             Pre-planned Electives        30
      appropriate academic dean                                                                 (courses that satisfy
                                                                                                the requirements of
      c. Agreeing to work with an academic advisor each semester                                the baccalaureate
      before registration                                                                       institution)
      d. Securing all signatures for the pre-planned program before                             Total Credits                61
      attempting the last 15 credits at Northampton
                                                                      + Must be selected from the list of approved courses in
      e. Agreeing to contact an advisor at the baccalaureate          these categories
      institution during the first semester of study                    • Students must select two Writing Intensive (WI) courses.
                                                                        • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).
      Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further         • Taking both ENGL 101 and 151 in computer intensive
      information.                                                         sections automatically satisfies the computing
                                                                           requirement for this program, i.e. ENGL101C and
      Program Outcomes                                                     ENGL151C.
      Graduates of the program will:                                    • Electives should be chosen from the list of courses
                                                                           which are applicable to AA and AS degrees. The
        • With the assistance of the Transfer Advisor, have                intention in the 30 elective credits is to align the NCC
          planned and completed a 61-credit program tailored to            courses with the baccalaureate major toward which the
          their transfer institution.                                      student is working; any substitution must be discussed
        • Have fulfilled all general education objectives at               and approved by the student's academic advisor.
          Northampton and maximized their transfer to a
          baccalaureate institution.

      Individualized Transfer Studies,                                Indoor Environmental Control
      Associate in Arts Degree                                        Business & Technology
      Course Code                Course Title             Credits     Specialized Diploma conferred
      ENGL 101C                  English I                  3
                                                                      Program Narrative
      ENGL 151C                  English II                 3         As a graduate of Northampton's Indoor Environmental
      CMTH 102                   Speech                     3         Control program, you will have the qualifications needed to
                                 Communication                        find good-paying employment in the HVAC/R field. Many
                                                                      of our graduates command above-average salaries as facilities
      MATH___                    Mathematics Elective       3         maintenance technicians in commercial and industrial
                                 (QL) +                               facilities and as service technicians in heating and air
      -------------              Laboratory Science         4         conditioning service organizations.
                                 Elective (SCI) +
                                                                      Our program was created in response to the needs of
      -------------              Social Science:            3         business and industry for short-term job training programs.
                                 Societies and                        Students gain in-depth understanding of cooling, heating,
                                 Institutions over Time               ventilation and refrigeration systems and maintenance
                                 Elective (SIT)+                      practices at an accelerated pace.
      -------------              Social Science:            3
                                 Scientific Study of                  Program Features
                                 Human Behavior                       Our program offers the unique opportunity to learn the
                                 Elective (SSHB)+                     concepts and practices on components and equipment used
      -------------              Elective from ECON,        3         in actual HVAC/R (heating, ventilating, air conditioning/
                                 GEOG, HIST, POLS,                    refrigeration) systems.
                                 PSYC, or SOCA
                                                                      The program's curriculum includes electrical theory, heating
      -------------              Arts & Humanities          3         and cooling concepts, refrigeration cycle theory, equipment
                                 Elective (AH) +                      operation, component specification, whole system operation,
      -------------              Elective from ARTA,        3         system calculations, and diagnostic approaches. Depending
                                 CMTH, ENGL,                          on your choice of electives, you can gain many additional
                                 MDLA, MUSC, or                       skills related to oil and gas-fired and electric heating systems,
                                 PHIL                                 heat pumps, air conditioning, ventilation systems and unitary
                                                                      refrigeration systems such as icemakers and coolers. You can
                                                                      also learn the proper EPA-approved method of recovery and
                                                                      handling of refrigerants. Our technical electives allow the

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student to specialize in certain areas of HVAC/R to meet the       + Technical Elective options: HVAC 104, 110, 120, 121, 140,
needs of a variety of employers.                                   150
                                                                   Career Potential: Facilities Maintenance Mechanic, HVAC
If you decide to advance your education further, all of the        Service Technician, Refrigeration Technician
course work in this specialized diploma program can be
applied toward Northampton's associate's degree in
Electromechanical Technology. Courses are conveniently             Interior Design
offered during the evening in the fall and spring semesters.
                                                                   Business & Technology
Program Outcomes                                                   Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science
Graduates of the program will:                                     Specialized diploma conferred

  • Demonstrate an ability to work independently and               Program Narrative
    collaboratively.                                               Do you think in color and pattern? Are you sensitive to how
  • Demonstrate an ability to operate refrigeration, heating,      people's surroundings can affect their mood, productivity,
    and air conditioning systems.                                  even their likelihood to make purchases in stores? Interior
  • • Demonstrate proficient use of hand tools,               Design might be for you. Interior Design is the application
    equipment, and gauges commonly used in the repair and          of the visual principles of color, form, and space to the
    troubleshooting of commercial HVAC/R (heating,                 planning of interior environments. It is the exacting science
    ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration) systems.     and vibrant art that creates the places in which we all live and
  • Describe the principles of operation of basic                  work. It is also a highly skilled profession that challenges you
    components and systems used in meeting specific needs          to take into account the structure and utilities of a building,
    in conditioning air, heating air, providing ventilating, and   client needs, and budgetary considerations in addition to
    refrigerating objects.                                         aesthetics.
  • Analyze and present data in acceptable and standardized
    manner.                                                        Our Interior Design program has been carefully organized to
  • Solve basic technical problems encountered in                  meet the demand for professionally trained interior designers
    commercial refrigeration, cooling, and heating                 in both residential and contract design. With our associate's
    equipment.                                                     degree, you may gain employment upon graduation or
  • Interpret and apply the EPA regulatory laws in properly        consider pursuing a four-year degree.
    handling refrigerants and other environmentally
    hazardous materials used with HVAC/R systems.                  Please keep in mind that no special system of accreditation
  • Demonstrate competent verbal communication skills              exists for pre-professional interior design programs. Senior
    when working with professional service technicians.            schools consider applicants from Northampton on an
  • Demonstrate a basic framework of technical vocabulary          individual basis and may grant full or partial credit depending
    applicable to the HVAC/R maintenance field.                    on the ability of the student and his or her own transfer
  • Demonstrate observational, integrative, and synthetic          requirements. You will want to meet frequently with your
    skills.                                                        faculty advisor in order to structure your course options
  • Demonstrate the proper selection and application of            effectively.
    HVAC/R components in maintenance of a commercial
    system.                                                        Courses are available for students who want to attend full-
                                                                   time, part-time, during the day or in the evening.
Indoor Environmental Control,
Specialized Diploma                                                Program Features
                                                                   First semester courses provide foundational skills and
Course Code                Course Title            Credits         knowledge in drafting, architecture history and interior and
ELTC 107                   Electrical Wiring I        2            architectural design. Second semester courses build upon
                                                                   these foundational skills with the addition of a digital design
EMEC 101                   Electrical                 3            studio and History II.
                           Fundamentals
EMEC 135                   Electrical Motors and      4            The second year major courses all have some prerequisites
                           Controls                                from the first year and this allows students to extend their
                                                                   learning into more advanced skill areas. You'll also learn
HVAC 101                   Fundamentals of            3            more about building technology in the interior structures and
                           HVAC/R I                                materials course.
HVAC 102                   Fundamentals of            3
                           HVAC/R II                               Computer technology is woven thru the curriculum utilizing
                                                                   ArchiCAD software as a design tool in the studios and
HVAC ___                   Technical Electives +      9            AutoCAD in our digital production drawing course. The
                                                                   program includes a four-course design studio sequence
                           Total Credits              24
                                                                   where each semester you will develop and execute your own
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      design projects, working in professional design stations. You      Kitchen and Bath Design Program
      will use computers equipped with state of the art design and       Specialized Diploma
      production software.                                               Specialized diploma conferred
      We also encourage you to get involved with the faculty-            Program Narrative
      advised student chapter of the American Institute of
      Architects which provides opportunities to enrich your             This program offers students a focused learning experience
      education with a wide field studies and related extracurricular    in the design of kitchens and bathrooms. The program is
      activities, including annual trips to major cities.                shorter than the broader Interior Design specialized diploma.
                                                                         It provides an excellent opportunity for the part-time student
      Our full-time and part-time faculty brings current knowledge       who wishes to advance quickly in an exciting area of the
      into your classroom direct from the professional world where       field. If you decide to continue your education after earning
      they are actively pursuing their own careers in interior design,   the diploma, you can apply all of your courses toward the
      architecture, product design, and related fields. Our faculty      longer specialized diploma or to our AAS degree in Interior
      and advisory committee are members of the American                 Design.
      Institute of Architects and American Society of Interior
      Designers. Because they regularly meet to review current           Program Features
      developments in interior design, our program is always             At the introduction to the program, students will gain a
      relevant. Committee members as well as other professionals         broad knowledge of the field of interior design, followed by
      also give presentations and participate as jurors in student       individual courses focused on kitchen and bathroom design,
      project reviews and critiques.                                     including lighting design as it relates to the kitchen and bath
                                                                         environment. Capping the program, students will learn how
      Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further          to produce a set of production drawings. You'll use our state
      information.                                                       of the art professional studio equipped with the most up-to-
                                                                         date computer design software.
      Interior Design Program                                            Program Outcomes
      Program Narrative                                                  Graduates of the program will:
      This program is designed for both full-time and part-time            • Be prepared to assist an architect or interior designer in
      students. We've designed this program for those who already            space planning, for both residential and contract design.
      have a college degree or need an accelerated alternative career      • Learn to produce construction documents and
      path in the Interior Design profession. Returning students             presentation drawings through traditional and computer
      with previously earned bachelor's degrees find this program            graphics (AutoCAD)(ArchiCAD).
      especially appealing. By adding your general education credits       • Develop an understanding of accessibility, safety,
      previously earned to the 24 credit diploma, you're only a few          lighting, building systems, acoustic control and their
      part-time semesters to an AAS degree.                                  relationship to construction and the human being.
                                                                           • Develop an understanding of how our physical (built)
      Along with a broad introduction to the field of Interior               environment is influenced by social, cultural, historical
      Design, you will learn the fundamental principles of design            and philosophical determinants.
      and gain both hand and computer graphic skills in our design         • Be prepared for entry into related areas of the design
      studio and graphics courses. The program also offers a focus           industry, such as industrial design, display design,
      on the popular specialty area of kitchen and bath design.              furniture design, product design and product sales.
      Your learning experience is capped with an upper level               • Be prepared for transfer into a four or five-year
      interior design studio where you will complete projects under          accredited professional interior design program leading
      the guidance of professional architects and designers.                 to internship and NCIDQ examination.
      Program Features                                                   Interior Design,
      Full-time students can complete the program in two twelve-         Associate in Applied Science Degree
      credit semesters offered during the day and in the evening.
      Part-time students can complete the program in four six-
                                                                         Course Code                Course Title              Credits
      credit semesters all offered at night. It is important for
      students to become familiar with which courses are Fall                                       First Semester
      offerings and which are Spring offerings so they may               ARCH 100                   Architectural History I     3
      complete the program as scheduled.                                                            - Antiquity to 1870
      You can apply all of your specialized diploma courses toward       ARCH 101                   Architectural Graphics      3
      Northampton's AAS in Interior Design. An attractive option                                    I
      many students choose is to complete the Interior Design            ARCH 110                   Architectural Design        3
      diploma either full-time or part-time while employed and                                      Studio I
      then enter the associate's degree program during the evening
      on a part-time basis.
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ENGL 101C                 English I                     3         • The Diversity (D) requirement is satisfied by the
                                                                    completion of ENGL 151C.
INDS 105                  Introduction to               3         • The program-related writing intensive competency is
                          Interior Design                           satisfied by a combination of INDS 225 and INDS 255.
                                                       15         • Computer competencies are included in various courses
                                                                    in this program. Thus, completing the program
                          Second Semester                           automatically satisfies the computing requirements for
                                                                    this program.
ARCH 150                  Architecture Design           3
                          Studio II (Digital)                    Interior Design,
ARCH 155                  Architectural History         3        Specialized Diploma
                          II - 1870 to Present
ENGL 151C                 English II                    3
                                                                                        1-YEAR
INDS 121                  Graphics and                                                  SEQUENCE
                          Presentation
                                                                 Course Code            Course Title             Credits
                          Techniques for
                          Interior Designers                     ARCH 101               Architectural Graphics     3
                                                                                        I
INDS 130                  Interior Materials &          3
                          Structure                              ARCH 110               Architectural Design       3
                                                                                        Studio I
                                                       15
                                                                 INDS 105               Introduction to            3
                          Third Semester                                                Interior Design
CMTH 102                  Speech                        3        INDS 165               Kitchen and Lighting       3
                          Communication                                                 Design
INDS 100                  History of Interior           3        ARCH 265               Digital Production         3
                          Design & Furniture                                            Drawing
INDS 165                  Kitchen and Lighting          3        INDS 121               Graphics &
                          Design                                                        Presentation
INDS 225                  Residential Interior          3                               Techniques
                          Design Studio                          INDS 130               Interior Materials &       3
-----------               Elective                      3                               Structure

                                                       15        INDS 255               Commercial Interior        3
                                                                                        Design Studio
                          Fourth Semester
ARCH 265                  Digital Production            3                               Total Credits              24
                          Drawing
                                                                 Note: Students can complete the program on a Full-time or
INDS 160                  Bath and Lighting             3
                                                                 Part-time basis.
                          Design
INDS 255                  Commercial Interior           3                               2-YEAR
                          Design Studio                                                 SEQUENCE
-----------               Social Science:               3        Course Code            Course Title             Credits
                          Scientific Study of
                          Human Behavior                                                Fall Semester
                          Elective (SSHB)                        ARCH 101               Architectural Graphics     3
-----------               Mathematics (QL) or           3                               I
                          Science (SCI) Elective                 ARCH 110               Architectural Design       3
                                                       15                               Studio I
                                                                                                                   6
                          Total Credits                60
                                                                                        Spring Semester
NOTE: INDS200 Interior Design Professional Internship (3 cr.     INDS 130               Interior Materials &       3
optional elective) offered Fall, Spring, Summer 1 and Summer 2                          Structure
semesters. Please see advisor.

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      INDS 121                Graphics &                 3       NCC students have transferred to: Arcadia University,
                              Presentation                       Moore School of Art, New York School of Interior Design
                              Techniques
                                                         6       Journalism
                              Fall Semester                      Humanities & Social Sciences
                                                                 Degree awarded: Associate in Arts
      INDS 105                Introduction to            3
                              Interior Design                    Program Narrative
      INDS 165                Kitchen and Lighting       3       Northampton's Journalism Program provides the foundation
                              Design                             for a career in the dynamic, digital, 24/7 world of the news
                                                         6       media in the 21st century. The major prepares students to
                                                                 transfer into a four-year degree program or to become
                              Spring Semester                    working journalists at an entry level. The program
                                                                 emphasizes practical skills in print and Web journalism for
      ARCH 265                Digital Production         3       students with no experience and provides those with some
                              Drawing                            experience an opportunity to enhance their skills.
      INDS 255                Commercial Interior        3
                              Design Studio                      Journalism at NCC focuses on reporting news of interest,
                                                                 relevance and usefulness to the college community, especially
                                                         6       its students. This approach stresses "learning by doing,"
                                                                 which means students will work in the field covering issues,
                              Total Credits              24
                                                                 trends and events at the school, as well as those outside the
      Interior Design: Kitchen & Bath Design,                    school that affect the NCC community. The flagship of the
                                                                 program is The Commuter, the student newspaper, which is
      Specialized Diploma
                                                                 published online and in print.
      Course Code             Course Title             Credits   Graduates with reporting skills and a baccalaureate degree
                              Fall Semester                      can expect to begin their careers at local newspapers, Web
                                                                 publications or other news outlets, as well as public relation
      ARCH 101                Architectural Graphics     3       firms, corporate communications offices, or other employers
                              I                                  who rely on communications specialists.
      INDS 105                Introduction to            3
                              Interior Design                    Program Features
                                                         6       Our journalism students are expected to participate in the
                                                                 college newspaper, The Commuter. Students at NCC focus on
                              Spring Semester                    the community, both the College community and the
                                                                 surrounding area. We encourage our students to report on
      ARCH 265                Digital Production         3       local issues that affect the College and its students. Students
                              Drawing                            work in the field covering events at the school and in the
      INDS 121                Graphics and               3       cities. This practical hands-on approach gives students
                              Presentation Graphics              exposure to situations similar to those that professional
                              for Interior Designers             journalists encounter every day.
                                                         6       Electives offer students the chance to begin specializing in
                                                                 one aspect of journalism prior to transferring to a four-year
                              Fall Semester                      institution. Students can focus on radio and television
      INDS 160                Bath and Lighting          3       production, photography, multimedia production and more.
                              Design
                                                                 Courses in this program are offered primarily during the day.
      INDS 165                Kitchen and Lighting       3
                              Design                             Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for more
                                                         6       information.

                              Total Credits              18      Program Outcomes
                                                                 Graduates of the program will:
      Career Potential: Interior Designer, Furniture
                                                                   • Be critically aware of the roles, legal rights and ethical
      Representative, Furniture Sales, Fabric Design
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  • Demonstrate ability to edit copy for appropriate, correct     JOUR 202G               Reporting in the        3
    English and Associated Press (AP) style.                                              Information Age
  • Be able to write interesting headlines and captions fitting
    an article or photograph.                                     JOUR 203G               Writing for Public      3
  • Be able to find, source, research, and cover news and                                 Relations
    feature stories for print and the Web.                        CMTH 180                Multimedia              3
  • Be able to use various narrative techniques in news and                               Production
    feature stories for print and the Web.
                                                                  GEOG 101                World Geography         3
  • Be able to put together a multimedia piece of reporting.
  • Demonstrate ability to collaborate on news or feature
    stories for at least two media.                               -------------           Science Elective (SCI) 4
  • Be skilled in the basic operation of desktop publishing
    tools.                                                                                                        16
  • Be skilled in the basics of publishing to the Internet.
  • Be able to use a journalistic style to plan and produce                               Total Credits           62
    copy for a public relations campaign.
                                                                  Elective credits may be selected from the following groups or
Journalism,                                                       any AA/AS applicable elective or an AAS applicable elective
Associate in Arts Degree                                          upon the approval of the Journalism department.

Course Code                Course Title           Credits         Media
                           First Semester
                                                                   • CMTH 120 Radio Production
ARTA 171                   Desktop Publishing     4                • CMTH 170 TV Production
CMTH 102                   Speech                 3                • CMTH 182 Advanced Multimedia Production
                           Communication
                                                                  Design
ENGL 101C                  English I              3
                                                                   • ARTA 151 Black and White Photography
JOUR 101                   Journalism and Society 3
JOUR 102                   Copyediting            3               Writing
                                                  16               • ENGL 253 Creative Writing
                           Second Semester                        Communications
CMTH 104                   Mass Media and         3
                           Society                                 •   CMTH 105 Public Speaking
                                                                   •   CMTH 126 Communication Arts
ENGL 151C                  English II             3                •   CMTH 110 Introduction to the Theatre
JOUR 103                   Newswriting            3                •   CMTH 220 Introduction to Film
                                                                   •   MDLA___ Modern Languages
POLS 251                   State and Local        3
                           Government                              • Computer requirements are satisfied by the completion
-------------              Elective               3                  of both ENGL 101C and ENGL 151C.
                                                                   • Writing Intensive (WI) requirements are satisfied
                                                  15
                                                                     through JOUR courses.
                           Third Semester                          • Students are expected to participate on The Commuter
                                                                     every semester.
JOUR 201                   Feature Writing        3
SOCA 103                   Principles of          3               Career Potential: Transfer program, leading to: Newspaper
                           Sociology                              reporter, On-line journalist, Media relations

-------------              Arts and Humanities    3               NCC students have transferred to: Temple University,
                           Elective (AH)                          Penn State University, NYU, Kutztown University, East
-------------              Mathematics Elective   3               Stroudsburg University
                           (QL)
-------------              Elective               3
                                                  15

                           Fourth Semester

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      Legal Administrative Assistant                                       • Utilize and apply specific field-related knowledge, skills,
                                                                             and experiences to function effectively as a team
      Business & Technology                                                  member in today's challenging work environment.
                                                                           • Exhibit oral, written, and interpersonal communication
      Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science                           skills and poise necessary to work effectively with
                                                                             people in business.
      Program Narrative
                                                                           • Utilize analytical skills and administrative techniques
      Northampton's Office Administration degree programs are                necessary to organize, prioritize, and manage the
      designed to prepare you for a wide variety of opportunities            information flow in an office setting.
      in a modern office setting. The three degrees offered by the         • Exemplify professionally acceptable attitudes, values,
      Office Administration department are: Office Administrative            and ethics needed in business.
      Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, and Legal               • Procure an appropriate position in business with a
      Administrative Assistant. Each program provides course                 commitment to life long learning to achieve professional
      offerings and experiences to prepare the graduate to work as           growth.
      a team player in a specialized office environment.
                                                                          Legal Administrative Assistant,
      Your studies will include state-of-the-art office equipment
                                                                          Associate in Applied Science Degree
      and software. You will learn the marketable skills required to
      work well with other people in an office environment, and           Course Code              Course Title            Credits
      these skills will be applied through a valuable internship
                                                                                                   First Semester
      experience related to your field of study. We emphasize
      development of professional attitudes, values, and ethics. As       CMTH102                  Speech                     3
      you grow through the program, you will gain critical thinking,                               Communication
      priority setting, and decision-making skills needed in today's      ENGL 101C                English I                  3
      business environment.
                                                                          OFAD 101 or              Keyboarding I on           3
      Program Features                                                                             Microcomputers or
      This program prepares you to accept the responsibilities and        OFAD 100+146             Electronic
      challenges expected of a skilled administrative assistant in the                             Keyboarding +
      legal work environment. You'll gain proficiency in                                           Formatting with Word
      technology, office communication, human relations, time
      management, organization, decision-making, and creative             OFAD 111 or              Trends in Office           3
      thinking. You'll gain knowledge in legal areas including wills                               Automation or
      and probate, real estate, and legal office procedures.              OFAD 147+148+149 Introduction to
                                                                                           Windows + Learning
      The program's technology courses emphasize specialized                               the Internet +
      software that is used daily by legal administrative assistants as                    PowerPoint
      well as standard word processing, spreadsheet, database,
      graphics, and communications programs. You will become an           OFAD 153                 Real Estate Law            3
      accurate, resourceful, and productive professional who can                                                              15
      comfortably communicate with legal professionals and other
      administrative assistants in the legal environment.                                          Second Semester
                                                                          ENGL 151                 English II                 3
      Northampton graduates have an excellent employment
      placement record with area law firms, insurance companies,          OFAD 121                 Keyboarding II on          3
      title companies, large corporations, and government agencies.                                Microcomputers
      Employer surveys indicate a very high degree of satisfaction        OFAD 125                 Word Processing            3
      with our graduates.                                                                          Applications
      This program can be completed in the day or evening, on a           OFAD 131                 Machine Transcription      3
      full- or part-time basis.                                           OFAD/BUSA___             OFAD or BUSA               3
                                                                                                   elective
      Program Outcomes
      Graduates of the program will:                                      ------------             General Education          3
                                                                                                   Elective
        • Master operation of state-of-the-art industry equipment                                                             18
          and software and appropriately utilize these to
          accomplish work-related tasks accurately and                                             Third Semester
          productively in an office environment.
                                                                          BUSA 152                 Business Law I             3


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BUSA/OFAD 221G           Business                    3         the student wishing to complete their studies within two
                         Communications                        semesters. Each program provides course offerings that
                                                               prepare you to work as a team player in a specialized office
OFAD 201                 Advanced Document           3         environment.
                         Production
OFAD 205                 Microsoft Office            3         Your studies will state-of-the-art office equipment and
                         Software Applications                 computer software. You will learn the marketable skills
                                                               required to work effectively with other people in an office
------------             General Education           3         environment. We emphasize development of professional
                         Elective                              attitudes, values, and ethics. As you progress through the
------------             General Education           3         program, you'll gain critical thinking, priority setting, and
                         Elective                              decision-making skills needed in today's quality-oriented
                                                               business environment.
                                                    18
                                                               Graduates of this diploma program often go on to gain
                         Fourth Semester                       employment and then pursue NCC's Legal Administrative
OFAD 163                 Legal Office                3         Assistant associate's degree.
                         Procedures                            Program Features
OFAD 230                 Modern Office               3         This program prepares you for the responsibilities and
                         Procedures                            challenges expected of a skilled administrative assistant in a
                                                               legal work environment. Students gain proficiency in
OFAD 250                 Internship                  3
                                                               technology, human relations, time management and
------------             General Education           3         organizational skills. You'll also hone your decision making,
                         Elective                              and creative thinking.
------------             Elective                    3
                                                               Our technology training emphasizes legal, word processing,
                                                    15         spreadsheet, database, graphics, and communications
                                                               software applications. You will become an accurate,
                         Total Credits              66         resourceful, and productive professional, comfortable
 • For the General Education Electives, students must          communicating with other professionals in a legal
   select one course from the list of approved courses in      environment.
   Mathematics (QL) or Science (SCI). In addition,
                                                               The training includes development of the special
   students must select three courses from at least two of
                                                               administrative skills needed to work accurately and effectively
   the following categories: Arts & Humanities (AH);
                                                               in the most demanding legal setting, and prepares the student
   Social Science: Societies and Institutions over Time
                                                               with knowledge in legal areas including wills and probate, real
   (SIT); Social Science: Scientific Study of Human
                                                               estate, and legal office procedures. Employment
   Behavior (SSHB).
                                                               opportunities could include law firms, insurance companies,
 • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).
                                                               title companies, large corporations, and government agencies.
 • Completion of BUSA/OFAD 221G satisfies the
   Writing Intensive (WI) requirement.                         Northampton graduates have an excellent employment
 • Computer competencies are included in various courses       placement record with area law firms, insurance companies,
   in this program. Thus, completing the program               title companies, large corporations, and government agencies.
   automatically satisfies the computing requirement for       Employer surveys indicate a very high degree of satisfaction
   the program.                                                with our graduates.
Career Potential: Legal Office Manager, Administrative         This program can be completed in the day or evening, on a
Assistant, Legal Administrative Assistant, Legal Secretary     full- or part-time basis.

                                                               Program Outcomes
Legal Office Specialist                                        Graduates of the program will:
Business & Technology
                                                                 • Demonstrate an ability to work independently and
Specialized Diploma conferred                                      collaboratively in a legal setting.
                                                                 • Possess the necessary technical skills operating state-of-
Program Narrative                                                  the-art equipment and job-specific knowledge related to
Your education could give you a competitive edge when              working in a legal office environment.
pursuing employment in an office setting. Northampton's          • Exemplify professionally acceptable attitudes, values,
Office Administration diploma programs are designed to             and ethics needed in the legal profession.
prepare you to enter a modern office setting in a short time
frame. The programs offer career-specific course work for

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       • Procure an appropriate position in a legal setting with a   Liberal Arts majors often go on to careers in
         commitment to lifelong learning to achieve professional     communications, management, public relations, marketing,
         growth.                                                     and the arts. Their generalist background makes them readily
                                                                     employable at many levels in a wide range of career choices.
      Legal Office Specialist,
      Specialized Diploma                                            Program Features
                                                                     The program is both solid and flexible and provides an
      Course Code             Course Title            Credits        excellent, tailored preparation for transfer. Students who are
                              First Semester                         undecided about their future major can explore different
                                                                     options by taking elective courses in various departments. Or
      OFAD111 or              Trends in Office           3
                                                                     electives can be chosen to concentrate in English, History,
                              Automation or
                                                                     Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, or
      OFAD 147+148+149 Introduction to                               Women's and Gender Studies, in order to prepare to major in
                       Windows + Learning                            these disciplines at a transfer institution. Students are
                       the Internet +                                encouraged to start taking classes in the chosen
                       PowerPoint                                    concentration in the first semester.
      OFAD 121                Keyboarding II on          3
                                                                     Freedom of choice in this major extends to scheduling as
                              Microcomputers
                                                                     well: courses are available both day and evening, on campus
      OFAD 125                Word Processing            3           or online.
                              Applications
                                                                     Concentrations
      OFAD 153                Real Estate Law            3
                                                         12          English Concentration
                                                                     Students may begin their path to a BA in English or a related
                              Second Semester                        field by using the elective credits in the Liberal Arts program
      OFAD 131                Machine Transcription      3           toward a concentration in English. To complete the
                                                                     concentration students may select four courses from any of
      OFAD 163                Legal Office               3           the 200 level English courses.
                              Procedures
      OFAD 201                Advanced Document          3           In English courses students learn how to read and analyze
                              Production                             pieces of writing and to respond critically in their own words.
                                                                     A major in English is widely applicable to future careers in
      OFAD 205                Microsoft Office           3           journalism, publishing, teaching, business and government.
                              Software Applications
      OFAD 230                Modern Office              3           History Concentration
                              Procedures                             Students may begin their path to a BA in History by using
                                                         15          the elective credits in the Liberal Arts program toward a
                                                                     concentration in History. Students may select 12 credits from
                              Total Credits              27          any of the history courses.

                                                                     History is a way of studying the past in order to understand
      Career Potential: Legal Secretary                              the present. It focuses on how societies, cultures, institutions,
                                                                     and even ideas change over time. The richness of a
      Liberal Arts                                                   concentration in this field might include learning Ancient,
                                                                     Modern, European, Eastern, and various aspects of
      Humanities & Social Sciences                                   American history. Intellectually, historians subject evidence,
                                                                     such as documents and secondary sources, to critical analysis.
      Degree awarded: Associate in Arts                              The reading, thinking, and writing required in the history
                                                                     concentration provide an excellent foundation to a wide
      Program Narrative
                                                                     range of majors and occupations that value these skills.
      The Liberal Arts program offers students planning to
      complete a bachelor's degree a strong foundation in both       Philosophy Concentration
      general education and a selected field of concentration. The   Students may prepare for a BA in Philosophy, or begin a
      curriculum has been designed to meet the requirements for      pathway to a variety of degrees and careers including law,
      the first two years of BA programs at many of the schools to   teaching, and public service, by using the elective credits in
      which Northampton students commonly transfer.                  the Liberal Arts program toward a concentration in
      Northampton has also negotiated a number of Liberal Arts       Philosophy. Students need to complete Introduction to
      transfer agreements, including dual admissions agreements,     Philosophy, and select three additional courses from the
      with many regional colleges and universities.                  following: On Death and Dying, World Religions, Ethics and

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Moral Problems, Asian Philosophies, Ancient Philosophy,           Liberal Arts program toward this concentration. To complete
Modern Philosophy or Existentialism.                              the concentration, students may take any four of the
                                                                  following: 20th Century Literature by Women, Psychology of
Philosophy makes life more intellectually interesting, deeply     Sex and Gender, Sociology of Gender, Introduction to
meaningful, and ultimately rewarding. Training includes           Women and Gender Studies, and Women and Politics.
analysis, argument, interpretation, judgment, creative and
critical thinking. Students learn reading, reasoning, speaking,   Courses in Women's and Gender Studies allow students to
and writing at advanced levels - all transferable skills, for     understand and develop an awareness of the impact of
further academics and employment.                                 gender on the human condition as reflected in the sciences
                                                                  and arts as well as in day-to-day life. Students will be able to
Political Science Concentration                                   communicate and use critical thinking skills in evaluating
Students may begin their path to a BA in Political Science by     gender theory as they apply it to disciplines including
using the elective credits in the Liberal Arts program toward     psychology, sociology, literature, political science and others.
a concentration in Political Science. Students must take          Given that gender is a universal human condition, a
Introduction to Political Science, and may select the             concentration in Women's and Gender Studies is appropriate
remaining three courses from any of the political science         for students on virtually any educational path, but is
courses.                                                          especially valuable for those interested in pursuing a career in
                                                                  the social sciences.
The study of political science provides a way of
understanding political processes, governmental systems, and      Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further
political behavior of individuals or groups in settings ranging   information.
from the global to the local. Students learn to analyze
political events both in the US and in countries and regions      Program Outcomes
around the world using the key skills of observation, critical    Graduates of the program will:
thinking, and writing.
                                                                    • Understand the historical and cultural contexts of
Psychology Concentration                                              contemporary civilization.
Students may begin their path to a BA or BS in Psychology           • Evaluate and discuss diverse points of view.
by using the elective credits in the Liberal Arts program           • Communicate ideas effectively.
toward a concentration in Psychology. Students must take            • Speak and understand a modern language other than
Introduction to Psychology, and may select the remaining              English.
three courses from Adolescent Psychology, Abnormal                  • Retrieve, evaluate, and apply information from a range
Psychology, Psychology of Sex and Gender, Introduction to             of sources.
Health Psychology, and either Developmental Psychology or           • Develop strategies for solving both abstract and
Child Psychology (both may not be used for credit).                   practical problems.

The study of psychology provides a solid understanding of         Liberal Arts,
human behavior and development, critical for careers in           Associate in Arts Degree
education, psychology, and therapy in a variety of settings.
                                                                  Course Code                Course Title            Credits
Students learn and apply critical thinking skills and the
scientific method in order to better understand the human                                    First Semester
individual.                                                       ENGL 101C                  English I                   3
Sociology Concentration                                           CMTH 102                   Speech                      3
Students may begin their path to a BA in Sociology or a                                      Communication
related field by using the elective credits in the Liberal Arts   PHIL 201                   Introduction to             3
program toward a concentration in Sociology. Students must                                   Philosophy
take Cultural Anthropology and Principles of Sociology, and
may select the remaining two courses from American                HIST _____                 History Elective ++         3
Ethnicity, Sociology of Families, Deviance, Sociology of          -------------              Concentration               3
Gender, and Social Problems.                                                                 Elective*
                                                                                             or Elective ++
Sociology allows students to study the society they live in by
examining various groups within societies, cultural traditions,                                                         15
and social problems. Students learn the skills of observation,
critical thinking, and writing.                                                              Second Semester
                                                                  ENGL 151C                  English II                  3
Women's and Gender Studies Concentration
                                                                  PSYC 103                   Introduction to             3
Students may begin their interdisciplinary work in Women's
                                                                                             Psychology
and Gender Studies by applying the elective credits in the

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      MATH ___                Mathematics Elective       3         and Moral Problems, Asian Philosophies, Ancient
                              (QL) ++                              Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, or Existentialism.
      SOCA 103 or             Principles of                        Political Science - Introduction to Political Science, Women
                              Sociology or                         and Politics and 2 other POLS___ classes.
      SOCA 102                Cultural                   3
                              Anthropology                         Psychology - Introduction to Psychology, and may select 3
                                                                   courses from Abnormal Psychology, Adolescent Psychology,
      ------------            Concentration              3         Psychology of Sex and Gender, Introduction to Health
                              Elective*                            Psychology, and either Child or Developmental Psychology.
                              or Elective ++
                                                                   Sociology - Intro to Sociology, Cultural Anthropology, and 2
                                                        15         courses from the following: American Ethnicity, Sociology
                                                                   of Families, Deviance, Sociology of Gender and Social
                              Third Semester
                                                                   Problems.
      CMTH 110 or             Introduction to
                              Theatre or                           Women's and Gender Studies - any 4 courses in the
                                                                   following: 20th Century Literature by Women, Introduction
      MUSC 101 or             Introduction to Music
                                                                   to Women and Gender Studies, Women and Politics,
                              or
                                                                   Psychology of Sex and Gender, Sociology of Gender and/or
      ARTA 101 or             Art History Survey or                Special Studies in various disciplines.
      DANC 101                Dance History              3
                                                                    • For the Electives, students must select one course from
      ENGL___                 Literature Elective ++     3            the list of approved courses in the category of Social
      MDLA___                 Modern Language +          3            Science: Societies and Institutions over Time (SIT).
                                                                    • The Mathematics (QL) and Science (SCI) electives must
      ------------            Science Elective (SCI)    3/4           be selected from the list of approved general education
                              ++                                      courses in each of those categories.
      ------------            Concentration              3          • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).
                              Elective*                             • One General Education course must be taken in a
                                                                      Writing Intensive (WI) section. In addition, students
                              or Elective ++
                                                                      must select a second Writing Intensive course.
                                                       15/16        • Taking both ENGL 101 and 151 in computer intensive
                                                                      sections automatically satisfies the computing
                              Fourth Semester                         requirement for this program, i.e. ENGL101C and
      MDLA ___                Modern Language +          3            ENGL 151C.
      POLS ___                Political Science          3         + Six credits of the same modern language are required for
                              Elective ++                          graduation.
      ------------            Mathematics (QL) or       3/4        ++ Electives for Liberal Arts:
                              Science (SCI) Elective                 • Biological Science: any BIOS except not both 105 and
                              ++                                        107
                                                                     • Chemistry: any CHEM except 011, 121, 135
      ------------            Concentration              6
                                                                     • Communications: all CMTH except 180, 182, 240, 252
                              Elective*
                                                                     • Computer Information Science: CISC 101, 106, 115
                              or Electives ++                        • Economics: only ECON 201
                                                       15/16         • English: only ENGL 201, 203, 205, 250, 251, 253, 255,
                                                                        256, 257, 260, 264, 265
                              Total Credits            60/62            (ENGL 211, 253 and 267 are not applicable literature
      * For a Concentration Elective in:                                electives, but may be used as other electives.)
                                                                     • Geography: any GEOG
      English - Literature Elective and 3 other courses from         • Geology: only GEOL 201
      ENGL2__.                                                       • History: any HIST
                                                                     • Humanities: any HUMA
      History - History Elective and 3 other courses from HIST       • Journalism: JOUR 101, 103, 201
      ___.                                                           • Mathematics: any MATH except 020, 022, 024, 026,
                                                                        028, 041, 103, 110, 118, 119
      Philosophy - Introduction to Philosophy and 3 courses from     • Modern Languages: any MDLA
      the following: On Death and Dying, World Religions, Ethics     • Music: any MUSC
                                                                     • Philosophy: any PHIL

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 • Physical Education: any PHED to a maximum of 2                  Program Outcomes
   credits                                                         Graduates of the program will:
 • Physics: any PHYS except 215, 225
 • Political Science: any POLS                                       • Identify the multiple functions of libraries and library
 • Psychology: any PSYC                                                services.
 • Sociology/Anthropology: any SOCA                                  • Summarize the role and history of libraries.
                                                                     • Use critical thinking skills to explore library services,
NOTE: Regarding majors in liberal arts - A student following           resources, and the planning process.
one of the concentrations in liberal arts listed above or a          • Develop assessment skills for identifying, acquiring and
student planning to major in another field will find it                organizing resource materials.
necessary to begin taking courses in that major field early in       • Identify and use key research tools to locate relevant
the program during the first year, and move the free elective          information.
to the second year.                                                  • Evaluate information resources in both paper and
                                                                       electronic formats.
Transfer to majors in: English History, Philosophy, Political        • Recognize the significant literature and trends in
Science, Psychology, Sociology                                         children's literature.
                                                                     • Use knowledge of current challenges facing libraries to
NCC students have transferred to: East Stroudsburg                     deal effectively with issues such as censorship, funding,
University, Kutztown University, West Chester University,              service limitations, and technology.
Moravian College, DeSales University, Albright College,              • Develop skills in areas such as budget preparation,
Cedar Crest College, Penn State, Temple University                     personnel, and plant management to effectively manage
                                                                       a small library.
Library Technical Assistant                                          • Assess and manage technology as it pertains to libraries
                                                                       and library services.
Humanities & Social Sciences
Specialized Diploma conferred                                      Library Technical Assistant,
                                                                   Specialized Diploma: This diploma is offered via the College Online
Program Narrative                                                  Learning program.
Today's libraries aren't simply repositories of books and
                                                                   Course Code                 Course Title                Credits
journals. They are technologically-advanced media centers,
managing large amounts of information in digital, print and        LIBT 101                    Introduction to                 3
multimedia formats. Library patrons need help navigating                                       Library Service
this new world, and libraries need trained staff who are able      LIBT ___                    LIBT Elective                  12
to organize diverse forms of information. The Library                                          Courses*
Technical Assistant program at Northampton prepares you
to enter the workforce as a paraprofessional capable of                                        Total Credits                  15
working in a variety of libraries and information centers.
                                                                   *LIBT Elective
Northampton's convenient online program focuses                    Course Options:
particularly on information resources, services for children,
and management of small public libraries. Courses address          LIBT 115                    Reference Resources             3
technical skills in such vital areas as acquisitions, electronic                               and Services
formats and cataloging of all types of materials.                  LIBT 203                    Technical Services              3
Program Features                                                   LIBT 207                    Library Management              3
Members of Northampton Community College's admissions
staff can assist you in planning your program of study.            LIBT 209                    Computers in                    3
Although this program is offered only online, you will be                                      Libraries
required to visit libraries to investigate print resources and     LIBT 253                    Literature for Children         3
explore types of library services, in addition to reading                                      & Young Adults
assigned textbooks and performing online research.
The specialized diploma is a 15-credit program, although           Students must take LIBT 101 Introduction to Library
courses also can be taken on an as-needed basis to improve         Service; it is strongly urged that they begin the program with
skills in specific areas. The specialized diploma is also a good   this course. To receive the Specialized Diploma, student can
way to start your library science education if you are             select four out of the five elective courses to complete the 15
interested in pursuing a degree.                                   credit program.

Professionals in Northampton's Career Services and                 Career Potential: Library Technical Assistant
counseling offices, as well as instructors within the program,
can help you meet your employment and career goals.

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      Marketing                                                           • Gain an understanding of business ethics and their
                                                                            application in business.
      Business & Technology                                               • Work effectively in both individual and team
                                                                            environments.
      Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science                        • Design a cohesive marketing strategy, effectively
                                                                            combining the marketing mix elements of product,
      Program Narrative
                                                                            price, promotion and place (distribution).
      Do you enjoy being part of a team that plans and executes
      promotions and special events? Perhaps you find yourself          Marketing,
      fascinated with advertising, or you want to work with the         Associate in Applied Science Degree
      media. Marketing is a creative field that includes numerous
      career paths. From retail to sports to non-profit institutions,   Course Code                Course Title             Credits
      marketing is an essential tool, and marketing professionals                                  First Semester
      find their work exciting and rewarding.
                                                                        BUSA 131                   Principles of              3
      The Marketing program at Northampton focuses on the                                          Marketing
      practical applications of both business and consumer              CISC 101                   Introduction to            3
      marketing. This program emphasizes employment,                                               Computers
      specifically in a marketing or marketing-related position,
      upon graduation, rather than transfer to a four-year college.     CMTH 102                   Speech                     3
      The program is designed to provide students with the                                         Communication
      marketing skills needed to enter into the fields of marketing,    ENGL 101C                  English I                  3
      advertising, public relations, sales, retail management, media
      planning, customer service or e-marketing upon graduation.        MATH____                   Mathematics Elective       3
                                                                                                   (QL)+
      Program Features
      The Marketing A.A.S. Program includes a strong educational                                                              15
      core that emphasizing marketing theory and application of
      marketing knowledge. Students develop necessary skills                                       Second Semester
      required to enhance creativity, critical thinking, problem        ACCT 101                   Financial Accounting I     3
      solving, global perspectives and communication.
                                                                        ARTA 170                   Computer Graphics          4
      Students participate in a Marketing Simulation course with a      BUSA 205                   Management                 3
      focus on designing and presenting a marketing plan for an                                    Fundamentals
      existing business. Students work in groups to conduct a
                                                                        ENGL 151C                  English II (D)             3
      market analysis related to a specific company, develop a
      media schedule and advertising campaign, and present the          ------------               General Education          3
      plan to company executives. In addition, students gain                                       Elective
      valuable experience working with a team on real-world                                                                   16
      projects.
                                                                                                   Third Semester
      Professionals in Northampton's Career Services Office, as
      well as instructors within the program, are available to assist   ACCT 155                   Accounting for             3
      students in finding employment in the field.                                                 Managers
      Program Requirements                                              ARTA 130                   Introduction to Web        3
      The Business Marketing Program contains provisions for a                                     Site Design
      free elective of three credits in addition to the General         BUSA 221G                  Business                   3
      Education electives. This program can be completed in the                                    Communications
      day or evening, on a full-time or part-time basis.
                                                                        BUSA 235                   Principles of              3
      Program Outcomes                                                                             Advertising/Public
      Graduates of the program will:                                                               Relations
                                                                        ECON 201                   Macroeconomics             3
        • Demonstrate an understanding of general business
          principles in accounting/finance, management and                                                                    15
          marketing.
                                                                                                   Fourth Semester
        • Apply technological and design skills related to business
          and marketing promotion.                                      BUSA 152                   Business Law I             3
        • Possess strong presentation and communication skills          BUSA 137                   Principles of Selling      3
          pertinent to business and life.
                                                                        BUSA 270                   Marketing Simulation       3

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------------              General Education            3          requirements of the school you plan to transfer to, you
                          Elective                                should work closely with your academic advisor when
                                                                  selecting your electives.
------------              Elective                     3
                                                      15          Northampton has a number of special partnerships with
                                                                  four-year institutions. Our admission and transfer agreements
                          Total Credits               61          allow for smooth transfer to DeSales University, Cedar Crest
                                                                  College, Centenary College, Moravian College, Muhlenberg
+ Mathematics Elective options: MATH 140, 150, 160, 165,          College, Lincoln or Cheyney Universities.
175, 176, 180, 181                                                Program Requirements
  • For General Education Electives, students must take
                                                                  While this program has no special admission requirements,
     two courses from at least two of the following areas:
                                                                  certain courses do require a background in trigonometry and
     Arts & Humanities (AH), Social Science: Societies and
                                                                  chemistry. If you are lacking background in these areas, you
     Institutions over Time (SIT); Social Science: Scientific
                                                                  should acquire it during the summer session before your first
     Study of Human Behavior (SSHB). Note: ECON 201 is
                                                                  semester, or during your first semester.
     required, so only one additional SSHB may be used as a
     General Education Elective.                                  For further information contact the Admissions Office at
  • ENGL151C is designated as the Diversity (D)                   610-861-5500 or e-mail us at physics@northampton.edu.
     requirement.
                                                                  Program Outcomes
                                                                  Graduates of the program will:
Career Potential:
                                                                    • Demonstrate proficiency in conceptualization and
Sales Representative, Advertising/Promotions Specialist,              analysis of problems.
Retail Manager, Marketing Coordinator/Assistant                     • Demonstrate both conceptual and quantitative ability
                                                                      for problem solving.
Math/Physics                                                        • Work independently and also collaboratively.
                                                                    • Use technology to solve problems.
Business & Technology                                               • Use mathematics to solve problems and make decisions.
Degree awarded: Associate in Science                                • Use the scientific method to investigate a problem and
Options: Math and Physics                                             present results and conclusions in a clear and concise
                                                                      form.
Program Narrative                                                   • Succeed in a math-physics program at a four-year
Northampton's Math/Physics program prepares you for                   institution.
transfer to a four-year college or university by serving as the
                                                                  Math/Physics,
first two years of a baccalaureate program in the fields of
mathematics, physics, or other physical sciences.                 Associate in Science Degree
                                                                  Course Code                   Course Title              Credits
Graduates of our two-year program have successfully
transferred to and graduated from institutions such as            CISC 115                      Computer Science I           4
Lafayette College, Kutztown University, the University of         CMTH 102                      Speech                       3
Pittsburgh, and Florida Institute of Technology. They've                                        Communication
earned degrees in fields as diverse as chemical or geological
engineering, mathematics, and oceanography. They've also          ENGL 101C                     English I                    3
saved thousands of dollars on their education by getting their    ENGL 151C                     English II                   3
start here.
                                                                  MATH 180                      Calculus I                   4
Our program also qualifies you for immediate employment as        MATH 181                      Calculus II                  4
a laboratory aide or technician, a scientific assistant or in
technical sales. Members of Northampton's Career Services         MATH 210                      Calculus III                 4
and counseling staff, as well as instructors within the           MATH 211                      Differential Equations       4
program, can assist you in meeting your employment and
                                                                  PHYS 215                      Physics for Science &        5
career goals.
                                                                                                Engineering I
Program Features
                                                                  PHYS 225                      Physics for Science &        5
In our program, you'll study a combination of common core
                                                                                                Engineering II
courses designed for all math or science majors who are
specializing in math or physics. You then have the option of      ------------                  Arts & Humanities            3
focusing on math or physics by selecting a set of specialized                                   Elective (AH)
courses. In order to ensure that your courses meet the

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      ------------             Social Science:            3           offerings and experiences to prepare the graduate to work as
                               Societies and                          a team player in a specialized office environment.
                               Institutions over Time
                               (SIT)                                  Your studies will include state-of-the-art office equipment
                                                                      and software. You will learn the marketable skills required to
      ------------             Social Science:            3           work well with other people in an office environment, and
                               Scientific Study of                    these skills will be applied through a valuable internship
                               Human Behavior                         experience related to your field of study. We emphasize
                               Elective (SSHB)                        development of professional attitudes, values, and ethics. As
      ------------             Physics/Math Option        12          you grow through the program, you will gain critical thinking,
                               Courses (see below)                    priority setting, and decision-making skills needed in today's
                                                                      business environment.
                               Total Credits              60          Program Features
                                                                      This program prepares you to accept the responsibilities and
      Physics Option                                                  challenges expected of a skilled administrative assistant in the
      CHEM120                  General Chemistry I        4           vast professional medical field. Students gain proficiency in
                                                                      technology, communication, human relations, time
      CHEM220                  General Chemistry II       4
                                                                      management and organizational skills, decision-making, and
      ------------             Electives                  4           creative thinking.
                                                          12
                                                                      Your training will include medical terminology, development
      Math Option                                                     of the special administrative skills needed for front office,
                                                                      medical transcription, health services coding, and insurance
      MATH 202                 Discrete Math              3           responsibilities. Technology training emphasizes specialized
      -------------            Electives                  9           medical software, as well as word processing, spreadsheet,
                                                                      database, graphics, and communications applications. You
                                                          12          will become an accurate, resourceful, and productive
       • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).            professional comfortable communicating with other medical
       • One General Education Elective (AH, SIT, SSHB) must          professionals in a healthcare environment.
         be taken in a Writing Intensive (WI) section. The
         program-related writing intensive competency is              We have an excellent record of employment for our
         satisfied by completion of both combination of PHYS          graduates in the full range of medical office settings. Our
         215 and PHYS 225.                                            surveys indicate that employers are very satisfied with
       • All electives must be chosen from the list of courses        graduates of this program.
         which are applicable to AA and AS degrees.
                                                                      The American Medical Technologists (AMT) have accredited
      Career Potential: Leading to transfer degrees for careers in:   the Medical Administrative Assistant program here at NCC.
      Research, Teaching, Medicine, Forestry Management,              This enables students to sit for the Registered Medical
      Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Technology, Environmental         Assistant (RMA-AMT) Certification Exam after completing
      Studies, Veterinary Medicine                                    the program. Employers are becoming increasingly selective
                                                                      in their hiring practices, so graduates who earn the RMA
      NCC students have transferred to: Lehigh University,            credential will increase their employability. The program
      Penn State University, Lafayette College, Kutztown              faculty will distribute information about the exam to students
      University, Edinboro University, Moravian College, East         at the conclusion of the program.
      Stroudsburg University, Rutgers University
                                                                      This program can be completed in the day or evening, on a
                                                                      full- or part-time basis.
      Medical Administrative Assistant
                                                                      Program Outcomes
      Business & Technology
                                                                      Graduates of the program will:
      Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science
                                                                        • Master operation of state-of-the-art industry equipment
      Program Narrative                                                   and software and appropriately utilize these to
      Northampton's Office Administration degree programs are             accomplish work-related tasks accurately and
      designed to prepare you for a wide variety of opportunities         productively in an office environment.
      in a modern office setting. The three degrees offered by the      • Utilize and apply specific field-related knowledge, skills,
      Office Administration department are: Office Administrative         and experiences to function effectively as a team
      Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, and Legal              member in today's challenging work environment.
      Administrative Assistant. Each program provides course


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 • Exhibit oral, written, and interpersonal communication     OFAD 201                 Advanced Document           3
   skills and poise necessary to work effectively with                                 Production
   people in business.
 • Utilize analytical skills and administrative techniques    OFAD 205                 Microsoft Office            3
   necessary to organize, prioritize, and manage the                                   Software Applications
   information flow in an office setting.                     --------------           General Education           3
 • Exemplify professionally acceptable attitudes, values,                              Elective
   and ethics needed in business.
                                                              --------------           General Education           3
 • Procure an appropriate position in business with a
                                                                                       Elective
   commitment to life long learning to achieve professional
   growth.                                                                                                         15

Medical Administrative Assistant,                                                      Fourth Semester
Associate in Applied Science Degree                           OFAD 230                 Modern Office               3
Course Code            Course Title            Credits                                 Procedures

                       First Semester                         OFAD 240                 Medical Office              3
                                                                                       Management Practices
CMTH 102               Speech                     3
                       Communication                          OFAD 250                 Internship                  3

ENGL 101C              English I                  3           --------------           General Education           3
                                                                                       Elective
OFAD 101 or            Keyboarding I on           3
                       Microcomputers or                      --------------           General Education           3
                                                                                       Elective
OFAD 100+146           Electronic
                       Keyboarding +                          --------------           Elective                    3
                       Formatting with Word                                                                        18
OFAD 111 or            Trends in Office           3
                                                                                       Total Credits               66
                       Automation or
OFAD 147+148+149 Introduction to                               • For the General Education Electives, students must
                 Windows + Learning                              select one course from the list of approved courses in
                 the Internet +                                  Mathematics (QL) or Science (SCI). In addition,
                 PowerPoint                                      students must select three courses from at least two of
                                                                 the following categories: Arts & Humanities (AH);
OFAD 154               Medical Terminology        3              Social Science: Societies and Institutions over Time
                                                 15              (SIT); Social Science: Scientific Study of Human
                                                                 Behavior (SSHB).
                       Second Semester                         • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).
                                                               • Completion of BUSA/OFAD 221G satisfies the
ENGL 151               English II                 3              Writing Intensive (WI) requirement.
OFAD 121               Keyboarding II on          3            • Computer competencies are included in various courses
                       Microcomputers                            in this program. Thus, completing the program
                                                                 automatically satisfies the computing requirement for
OFAD 125               Word Processing            3
                                                                 the program.
                       Applications
OFAD 155               Basic Medical              3           Career Potential: Medical Office Manager, Medical
                       Transcription                          Administrative Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Medical
                                                              Receptionist, Medical Billing Clerk, Medical Transcriptionist,
OFAD 170               Coding for Medical         3
                                                              Medical Coder, Medical Records Clerk, Medical Secretary
                       Services
OFAD 172               Processing: Health         3
                       Care Services
                                                              Medical Assistant
                       Reimbursements                         Allied Health & Sciences
                                                 18           Specialized Diploma conferred
                                                              Program Narrative
                       Third Semester
                                                              Health care continues to be a growth area of our economy.
BUSA/OFAD 221G         Business                   3           Varied and satisfying employment opportunities exist, even
                       Communications                         for individuals with a minimum of science education.


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      Northampton developed its Medical Assistant specialized              • Submit results of required lab tests and immunizations
      diploma program in response to requests from physicians                and drug screens
      who were looking for workers who were trained in both                • Submit certificate in Basic Life Support for Health Care
      office and clinical skills. The coursework includes both               providers throughout the program
      classroom and lab instruction. Students develop their skills in      • Submit results of Criminal History Record Information
      the academic setting prior to experiencing hands-on clinical           (CHRI), Child and Elder Abuse History Clearance, FBI
      instruction in physician practices.                                    Clearance and drug screen.

      The program progresses sequentially. You will master basic         Deadline
      skills and competencies first before moving on to more             In order to be considered, applicants must submit an
      challenging procedures. Students finish the program with a         application and all transcripts by February 1 for Fall semester
      capstone clinical externship in their third semester. During       start. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on
      the externship, you will have the chance to work in the            a space available basis.
      medical office setting under the supervision of a clinical
      preceptor.                                                         Program Outcomes
      The specialized diploma can be completed in one calendar           Graduates of the program will:
      year and is part of a career ladder that allows successful
      students to gain employment at the earliest point in their           • Demonstrate an understanding of basic human biology
      academic program. Students can also choose to continue                 and medical terminology as they relate to the role of the
      their studies in a specialized field through direct articulation       medical assistant.
      with other Office Administration programs.                           • Perform the administrative, clerical, and clinical
                                                                             competencies of the medical assistant role.
      Program Features                                                     • Demonstrate knowledge of the legal and ethical
      Students will learn clerical skill such as keyboarding and the         responsibilities of the medical assistant.
      fundamentals health care reimbursement. Clinical skills              • Function as an assistant to the physician or health care
      include: history taking, vital sign measurement, documenting           professional in the medical office setting.
      on the patient record, medication administration,                    • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication
      phlebotomy and EKGs.                                                   skills in the medical assistant role.
                                                                           • Integrate biopsychosocial principles in delivering care to
      Students can elect to attend the program on a part-time or             patients and in performing the medical assistant role.
      full-time basis, but the Medical Assistant Technique courses
      must be taken in sequence. This program is offered as a day        Medical Assistant,
      program at our Fowler Family Southside Center and                  Specialized Diploma
      evening/weekend program at Pocono Corporate Center East
      and the Monroe Campus.                                             Course Code                Course Title            Credits
                                                                                                    First Semester
      After completing the program, students can sit for the
      Registered Medical Assistant American Medical Technologist         BIOS 160                   Human Biology              4
      (RMA-AMT) Certification Exam. The program faculty will             MDAS 101                   Medical Assistant          5
      distribute information about the exam to students at the                                      Techniques I
      conclusion of the program.
                                                                         OFAD 101                   Keyboarding                3
      Program Requirements                                               OFAD 154                   Medical Terminology        3
      This is a selective admission program. Applicants shall have                                                             15
      completed work equal to a standard high school course as
      evidenced by a diploma or GED. The minimum admission                                          Second Semester
      requirement to the program include: 1) one year of HS
      biology or NCC equivalent (BIOS105, 107, 115) with a grade         MDAS 105                   Medical Assistant          5
      of C or better, and 2) one year of HS algebra with a grade of                                 Techniques
      C or better or NCC equivalent (MATH022).                           OFAD 170                   Coding for Medical         3
      Prior to acceptance, the student is required to take the                                      Services
      English Placement Test (EPT) and be able to enroll in              OFAD 172                   Processing: Health         3
      English 101 or be able to transfer English 101 or its                                         Care Services
      equivalent.                                                                                   Reimbursement
      After acceptance into the program, students are required to        OFAD 240                   Medical Office             3
                                                                                                    Management Practices
       • Carry and maintain health insurance                                                                                   14
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                         Third Semester                          Graduates of the program will:
MDAS 201                 Medical Assistant            5            • Understand the guidelines regarding the use of the
                         Externship                                  ICD-9-CM coding system and to demonstrate the
                                                      5              application of the codes to diagnosis/procedures.
                                                                   • Understand the guidelines regarding the use of the
                         Total Credits               34              HCPCS coding system and to demonstrate the
                                                                     application of the codes to medical equipment, supplies,
                                                                     etc.
Career Potential: Medical Assistant in office of: physician,       • Understand the guidelines regarding the use of the CPT
dentist, podiatrist, medical clinic, chiropractor, ambulatory        coding system and to demonstrate the application of the
surgical unit, and hospital departments.                             codes to procedures.
                                                                   • Understand the proper documentation that is required
Medical Billing                                                      in order to apply the appropriate coding system.

Business & Technology                                            Medical Billing,
Specialized Diploma conferred                                    Specialized Diploma
                                                                 Course Code                Course Title           Credits
Program Narrative
The medical records field continues to grow as does the                                     Fall Semester
demand for well-trained billing specialists who understand       OFAD 101 or                Keyboarding I on          3
coding diagnoses and health care services. Northampton's                                    Microcomputers or
two-semester Medical Billing Specialist program, offered at
                                                                 OFAD 100+146               Electronic
both the Main and Monroe campuses, was designed with the
                                                                                            Keyboarding +
advice of area medical professionals to be more than an
                                                                                            Formatting with Word
overview. The coursework is directly focused on helping you
develop the essential skills you need to immediately join the    OFAD 154                   Medical Terminology       3
expanding professional medical field.                                                                                 6
Program Features
Coursework in the program is hands-on and taught by expert                                  Spring Semester
professionals. Northampton's program thoroughly prepares         OFAD 170                   Coding for Medical        3
you to accept the responsibilities and challenges of the                                    Services
position. You will become comfortable using computerized
office equipment, including industry-standard medical billing    OFAD 172                   Processing: Health        3
software. You'll become an accurate, resourceful, and                                       Care Services
productive professional, comfortable communicating with                                     Reimbursement
other medical professionals.                                                                                          6
By the time you graduate, you will understand coding                                        Total Credits            12
concepts, methodologies, and the process of medical/health
service reimbursement. You'll be able to utilize your
knowledge, analytical skills, and administrative techniques to   Career Potential: Medical coder, Medical billing specialist
organize, prioritize, and effectively code medical/health
records.                                                         Medical Office Specialist
As you complete your diploma, Northampton's Career               Business & Technology
Services Office and your instructors can help guide you to
                                                                 Specialized Diploma conferred
employment opportunities. An employee in this field will be
a great asset to a professional medical employer.                Program Narrative
Classes are offered during the evening at the Main Campus        Your education could give you a competitive edge when
and during the day at the Monroe Campus.                         pursuing employment in an office setting. Northampton's
Program Requirements                                             Office Administration diploma programs are designed to
There is no prerequisite for this program; however, previous     prepare you to enter a modern office setting in a short time
office experience in a medical setting is an advantage.          frame. The programs offer career-specific course work for
                                                                 the student wishing to complete their studies within two
Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further        semesters. Each program provides course offerings that
information.                                                     prepare you to work as a team player in a specialized office
                                                                 environment.
Program Outcomes

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      Your studies will state-of-the-art office equipment and            Medical Office Specialist,
      computer software. You will learn the marketable skills            Specialized Diploma
      required to work effectively with other people in an office
      environment. We emphasize development of professional              Course Code              Course Title            Credits
      attitudes, values, and ethics. As you progress through the                                  First Semester
      program, you'll gain critical thinking, priority setting, and
      decision-making skills needed in today's quality-oriented          OFAD 101 or              Keyboarding I on            3
      business environment.                                                                       Microcomputers or
                                                                         OFAD 121 or              Keyboarding II on
      Graduates of this diploma program often go on to gain                                       Microcomputers or
      employment and then pursue NCC's Medical Administrative
      Assistant associate's degree.                                      OFAD 100+146             Electronic
                                                                                                  Keyboarding +
      Program Features                                                                            Formatting with Word
      This program prepares you for the responsibilities and
      challenges expected of a skilled administrative assistant in a     OFAD 111 or              Trends in Office            3
      medical work environment. You'll start by learning key                                      Automation or
      medical terminology. Your training will then include the           OFAD 147+148+149 Introduction to
      special administrative skills needed for front office, medical                      Windows + Learning
      transcription, health services coding, and insurance                                the Internet +
      responsibilities required in the wide range of medical settings.                    PowerPoint

      Through our program, you'll gain proficiency in technology,        OFAD 154                 Medical Terminology         3
      human relations, time management and organizational skills.        OFAD___                  OFAD Elective               3
      You'll also hone your decision making and creative thinking.
                                                                                                                             12
      Our technology training emphasizes medical, word
      processing, spreadsheet, database, graphics, and                                            Second Semester
      communications software applications. By the time you
      graduate, you will have grown to be an accurate, resourceful,      OFAD 121 or              Keyboarding II on           3
      and productive professional with the skills necessary to be                                 Microcomputers or
      able to comfortably communicate with other medical                 OFAD 201                 Advanced Document
      professionals in a medical environment                                                      Production
      Placement of graduates from our Medical Office Specialist          OFAD 155                 Basic Medical               3
      program has been consistently excellent. Employer surveys                                   Transcription
      indicate a very high degree of satisfaction with graduates of      OFAD 170                 Coding for Medical          3
      this program. Graduates of this diploma program often go                                    Services
      on to pursue the Medical Administrative Assistant degree
      upon graduation while employed. This program can be                OFAD 172                 Processing: Health          3
      completed in the day or evening, on a full- or part-time basis.                             Care Services
                                                                                                  Reimbursement
      Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further
      information.                                                       OFAD 240                 Medical Office              3
                                                                                                  Management Practices
      Program Outcomes
                                                                                                                             15
      Graduates of the program will:
                                                                                                  Total Credits              27
        • Demonstrate an ability to work independently and
          collaboratively in a medical setting.
        • Possess the necessary technical skills operating state-of-     Career Potential: Medical Receptionist, Medical Billing
          the-art equipment and job-specific knowledge related to        Clerk, Medical Transcriptionist, Medical Coder, Medical
          working in a medical office environment.                       Records Clerk, Medical Secretary
        • Exemplify professionally acceptable attitudes, values,
          and ethics needed in the medical profession.
        • Procure an appropriate position in a medical setting
                                                                         Medical Transcription
          with a commitment to lifelong learning to achieve              Business & Technology
          professional growth.
                                                                         Specialized Diploma conferred

                                                                         Program Narrative
                                                                         Medical transcriptionists are essential members of any health
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medical reports created by providers in a medical setting.       OFAD 255                   Advanced Medical           3
Skilled transcriptionists are in demand by busy medical                                     Transcription
professionals who are managing with data from an ever-
increasing number of cases.                                                                                            9

Through Northampton's two-semester Medical Transcription                                    Total Credits              18
program you will develop the specialized skills needed to
succeed in this exciting career. To achieve the level of         Career Potential: Medical Transcriptionist
proficiency employers expect, our program gives you
concentrated basic and advanced instruction along with real-
world simulations through hands-on lab activities.               Multimedia
Program Features
                                                                 Humanities & Social Sciences
This is an accelerated program offered during the day.
                                                                 Specialized Diploma conferred
Students can potentially complete the program in less than 1
year.                                                            Program Narrative
Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive      Multimedia production involves the creation of audio, video
a specialized training diploma in Medical Transcription and      and interactive applications (including games) for the
be prepared to enter the job market. Members of                  Internet. Northampton's specialized diploma in Multimedia
Northampton's professional placement staff, as well as           is a six-credit course of study designed for those with
instructors within the program, can assist you in meeting        previous media and/or computer experience who wish to
your employment and career goals. Northampton is a               broaden and update their skills by becoming proficient in
member of the AHDI - Association for Healthcare                  multimedia production and interactive CD/DVD ROM
Documentation Integrity Association.                             authoring.
Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further        The diploma program consists of two courses taught in the
information.                                                     College's state-of-the-art multimedia lab. You'll have
                                                                 extensive opportunities for hands-on instruction using the
Program Outcomes
                                                                 latest hardware and software. Because multimedia production
Graduates of the program will:                                   is both a technical and an artistic process, we stress
                                                                 aesthetics, creativity, and design in addition to the practical
  • Master operation of state-of-the-industry office             understanding of computer technology. Contact the
    equipment and software and appropriately utilize these       Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further information.
    to accomplish work-related tasks accurately and
    productively in an office environment.                       Program Outcomes
  • Exemplify the professionally acceptable attitudes, values,
                                                                 Graduates of the program will:
    and ethics needed in business.
  • Be ready to procure an appropriate position in business        • Students will be skilled in the basic operation of
    with a commitment to lifelong learning to achieve                multimedia computers and related audio and video
    professional growth.                                             equipment.
                                                                   • Students will be able to formulate and plan multimedia
Medical Transcription,
                                                                     and Internet productions.
Specialized Diploma                                                • Students will develop their creative intelligence and
Course Code                Course Title           Credits            capacity for creative expression in the form of
                                                                     multimedia and internet applications.
                           Fall Semester                           • Students will be able to use various multimedia and Web
OFAD 121                   Keyboarding II on         3               technologies to communicate information, ideas and
                           Microcomputers                            feelings to an audience.
                                                                   • Students will be able to design and use text, graphics,
OFAD 125                   Word Processing           3               audio and video clips for use in multimedia and the
                           Applications                              Internet.
OFAD 154                   Medical Terminology       3             • Students will be able to use authoring tools to create
                                                                     interactive applications
                                                     9
                                                                 Multimedia,
                           Second Semester
                                                                 Specialized Diploma
OFAD 155                   Basic Medical             3
                           Transcription                         Course Code                Course Title            Credits
OFAD 254                   Advanced Medical          3           CMTH180                    Multimedia                 3
                           Terminology                                                      Production

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      CMTH182                   Advanced Multimedia          3            Program Outcomes
                                Production                                Graduates of the program will:

                                                                            • Describe the operation and application of commonly
                                Total Credits                6
                                                                              used electronic components and circuits.
                                                                            • Prototype, test, troubleshoot, and repair electronic
      Career Potential: Multimedia Producer, Interactive Game                 circuits.
      Designer                                                              • Demonstrate the proper use of test equipment
                                                                              including oscilloscopes, DC power supplies, function
                                                                              generators, and multi-meters.
      Nanofabrication Manufacturing                                         • Collect, record, interpret, and analyze data.
      Technology                                                            • Interpret technical information in the form of
                                                                              schematics, specifications, graphs, and procedure.
      Business & Technology                                                 • Record relevant and necessary project information in a
      Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science                            working lab notebook.
                                                                            • Apply the terminology, procedures, equipment to
      Program Narrative                                                       manufacture micro and nanoscale products, and
                                                                              processes used in nanofabrication.
      Nanofabrication manufacturing involves making devices at
                                                                            • Apply quality control methodology typical of the
      the smallest dimensions. While it was first used in the
                                                                              industry.
      semiconductor (computer chip) industry, the technologies are
                                                                            • Demonstrate safe and effective use of nanofabrication
      now used for a wide variety of applications. These include
                                                                              processing equipment.
      miniature sensor arrays for biology and medicine, miniature
                                                                            • Demonstrate safe and appropriate maintenance
      valves, turbines for fluidics, flat panel displays for computers,
                                                                              techniques for basic processing equipment used in
      and integrated circuit "microchips."
                                                                              nanofabrication.
      As the use of nanofabrication manufacturing technologies by           • Identify material and physical hazards associated with
      high-tech industries increases, so will the need for trained            basic processing equipment used in nanofabrication.
      individuals. Northampton's program prepares graduates for             • Respond appropriately to safety hazards and
      employment as entry-level nanofabrication technicians.                  environmental disposal issues.
                                                                            • Work both independently and as part of a team.
      Program Features                                                      • Demonstrate written and oral communication skills.
      The Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology degree is a              • Use the computer in reporting, analyzing, and
      unique cooperative program established between                          researching technical information.
      Northampton Community College and Pennsylvania State                  • Be prepared to adapt to changes in the field of
      University. In this program, you will begin with three                  nanofabrication.
      semesters of study at NCC that covers a broad range of                • Identify industries using nanofab such as opto-
      electronics and scientific material. You will also complete             electronics, biomedical, sensors, flat panel displays,
      your required General Education courses at Northampton.                 information storage, micro-electromechanical devices
      These courses help round out your education, preparing you              (MEMs), micro-fluidics, solar cells, and microelectronics.
      to communicate in the workplace and setting the stage for
      potential career growth.                                            Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology
                                                                          Electronics Option
      The fourth semester of the program is an intensive
      "capstone" experience taught at Penn State University's             Associate in Applied Science Degree
      Nanofabrication facility at the University Park campus.             Course Code                Course Title           Credits
      Students work in a clean room environment and gain
      experience in operating and troubleshooting nanofabrication                                    First Semester
      processing equipment. The capstone courses are taught by            ELEC 101C                  DC/AC Circuit             4
      Penn State faculty using state-of-the-art equipment. The                                       Analysis I
      Nanofabrication facility at University Park is part of the
                                                                          ELEC 121                   Technical Computer        2
      National Science Foundation's National Nanofabrication
                                                                                                     Applications
      Infrastructure Network (NNIN).
                                                                          ELEC 177                   Electronics               2
      Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be                                                 Manufacturing I
      recommended by NCC for the capstone semester.
                                                                          ENGL 101C                  English I                 3
      Northampton awards the associate in applied science degree.
                                                                          MATH 140                   College Algebra           3
                                                                          -------------              General Education         3
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                                                    17   + Students are strongly advised to select the Report Writing
                                                         option of ENGL 151.
                           Second Semester                • For the General Education Electives, students must
                                                              select one course from the list of approved courses in
CMTH 102                   Speech                   3         two of the following categories: Arts & Humanities
                           Communication                      (AH), Social Science: Societies and Institutions over
ELEC 126                   Digital Electronics I    3         Time (SIT); Social Science: Scientific Study of Human
                                                              Behavior (SSHB).
ELEC 151                   DC/AC Circuit            4
                                                          • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).
                           Analysis II
                                                          • One General Education course must be Writing
ELEC 155                   Introduction to Solid    2         Intensive (WI).
                           State Devices
                                                         Career Potential: Electronics Technician, Process Analyst,
EMEC 115                   Mechanical Skills for    1
                                                         Wafer Fab Operator, Engineering Support Technician,
                           Technicians
                                                         Research Technician, Technology Assistant, Project
ENGL 151                   English II +             3    Technician, Device Technician, Photolithography Technician,
NANF 270                   Nanofabrication          1    Manufacturing Technician, Field Service Technician
                           Seminar
                                                         NOTE: Students completing this program may also
                                                    17   complete their Bachelor of Science degree in Technical
                                                         Management through Franklin University by completing
                           Third Semester                approximately 24 additional course credits at NCC and an
CHEM 120                   General Chemistry I      4    additional 40 course credits through Franklin University's
                                                         online courses. Check with your advisor for more
ELEC 207                   Solid State Circuits     4    information and options in course selection.
QUAL 210                   Statistical Quality      3
                           Control                       Nursing: LPN
                           General Education        3
                           Elective                      Allied Health & Sciences
                                                         Certificate awarded: Practical Nursing
                           Elective                 3
                                                    17   Program Narrative
                                                         The Practical Nursing (PN) certificate program prepares
                           Fourth Semester               graduates for entry into the nursing profession as a practical
4th Semester at the                                      nurse and work under the direction of a licensed registered
Nanofabrication Facility                                 nurse, licensed physician or dentist. The program is offered
at Pennsylvania State                                    at the Monroe and Bethlehem campus locations.
University, Main Campus
                                                         Graduates who successfully complete the program are
NANF 211                   Materials, Safety and    3    eligible to apply to a State Board of Nursing for licensure as
                           Equipment Overview            a licensed practical nurse and to take the National Council
                           for Nanofabrication           Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN®). This
NANF 212                   Basic Nanofabrication    3    examination is used by the State Board of Nursing to test the
                           Processes                     entry-level nursing competence of candidates for licensure as
                                                         licensed practical nurses. When the candidate successfully
NANF 213                   Thin Films in            3    completes the NCLEX-PN® exam, a license is issued.
                           Nanofabrication               Information about the NCLEX-PN® exam is available at
NANF 214                   Lithography for          3    www.ncsbn.org/nclex.htm.
                           Nanofabrication
                                                         Northampton's Practical Nursing certificate program
NANF 215                   Materials Modification   3    consists of 27 credits of nursing courses and 16 credits of
                           in Nanofabrication            general education courses. The program can be completed in
NANF 216                   Characterization,        3    one calendar year.
                           Packaging, and Testing
                           of Nanofabricated             Students are admitted to the program once a year, in the fall
                           Structures                    semester. The curriculum focuses on the art and science of
                                                         nursing, taught in classroom, college skills laboratory, and
                                                    18   clinical practice settings. Students attend class and college
                                                         laboratory experiences on campus. Additionally, students
                           Total Credits            69
                                                         participate in clinical learning experiences in various

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      healthcare settings under the guidance of nursing faculty.                      7. Utilize the teaching-learning processes to promote,
      Clinical learning experiences provide students with the                            maintain, and restore health to individuals within
      opportunity to apply nursing theory in client care situations.                     their communities.
      These experiences are scheduled at a variety of health care                     8. Demonstrate professional accountability and
      agencies in the surrounding areas. Clinical settings include                       commitment to standards of professional practice
      acute and long term care, in-patient and outpatient facilities.                    while practicing nursing within legal, ethical and
                                                                                         regulatory frameworks.
      Classes and college lab are scheduled during the day. Most                 2. Students will be prepared to successfully complete the
      clinical experiences are offered during the day between the                   National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses
      hours of 6:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The college reserves the                     (NCLEX-PN®).
      right to schedule clinical experiences during the evening and/             3. Students will be satisfied with their nursing education.
      or on weekends if necessary.                                               4. Students will be prepared for and gain employment in a
                                                                                    variety of settings.
      General Education courses in the nursing curriculum are
      offered during the day and evening as well as in on-line                 Program Entry Requirements
      format. Students may elect to complete general education                 Admission to the Practical Nursing certificate program is
      courses prior to entering the program. All students are                  selective.
      encouraged to consult an academic advisor.
                                                                               Applicants must have coursework completed equal to a
      Career Potential                                                         standard high school course with a minimum of 16 units
      Graduates of the program find jobs in a variety of health                including 4 units of English, 3 units of Social Sciences, 2
      care settings, such as: hospitals, extended care facilities, home        units of Mathematics (one of which is Algebra), and 2 units
      health care agencies, state and federal health-related facilities,       of Science with a related laboratory or the equivalent.
      the armed services, private duty nursing, and in physician and dentist
      office settings.                                                         The minimum admission requirements to the program
                                                                               include:
      Accreditation Information
      The Practical Nursing Program is accredited by the National                • Completion of high school biology* with a grade of C
      League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 3343 Peachtree                    or better.
      Road, NE Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000,                         *An acceptable substitute for high school biology is NCC BIOS
      www.nlnac.org and is approved by the Pennsylvania State                      115 with a grade of C or better.
      Board of Nursing.                                                          • One year of high school Algebra** with a C or better
                                                                                   **An acceptable substitute for Algebra, it is NCC MATH 022
      Program Outcomes                                                             with a grade of C or better.
      The graduate of the Practical Nursing Program will:                        • Courses used as admission criteria cannot be used to
                                                                                   satisfy degree requirements.
        1. Demonstrate completion of the curriculum objectives                   • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
           and associated competencies:
             1. Assist in the application of the nursing process to            Please note: Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not
                provide nursing care to individuals across the                 guarantee admission to the Nursing program. Primary consideration is
                lifespan through efficient and effective use of                given to those who have received a grade of B or better in the program
                resources in structured health care settings.                  sciences on the first attempt. If available spaces in the program are not
             2. Communicate effectively with patients, their                   filled by students who have met the aforementioned standards, the
                support systems, and the health care team through              College reserves the right to accept students who have, in the judgment of
                the use of interpersonal skills and technology.                the College, the potential to complete the Practical Nursing program.
             3. Assess the health status and health care needs of
                patients through the collection of data within                 Deadlines
                established protocols and guidelines.                          In order to be considered for program admission, an
             4. Employ basic clinical decision making based on                 application and all transcripts must be submitted by February
                critical thinking skills to deliver safe effective             1st for fall admission. Applications received after these dates
                nursing care under the supervision of an                       will be reviewed on a space available basis. Contact the
                experienced registered nurse, physician, or dentist.           Admission Office at 610-861-5500 for additional
             5. Demonstrate caring interventions based on                      information.
                accepted standards of care and the physiologic and
                psychosocial needs of the patient.                             Nursing Health Requirements
             6. Collaborate with patients, support persons,                    The nursing program health requirements are determined by
                members of the health care team and community                  the Nursing Department, affiliating clinical agencies, the
                agencies to provide patient-centered quality care.             College and by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.



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Students are responsible for fulfilling the health requirements   affective activities that are essential to successful completion
annually as outlined below.                                       of the NCC Practical Nursing curriculum leading to initial
                                                                  licensure as a nurse. Essential functions are categorized as:
 • Prior to the first semester students must submit the           Sensory (tactile, visual, hearing and smell) communication,
   following documents to the Health and Wellness Center:         psychomotor (gross motor skills, fine motor skills, physical
     • Completed physical examination                             endurance, physical strength, mobility), intellectual and
     • Two Step Tuberculin Skin Test - acceptable only if         cognitive abilities (reading, arithmetic competence, analytic
        done after April 1st for fall admission.                  thinking, and critical thinking), professional and social
     • Copy of current health insurance card                      attributes (interpersonal skills, and communication. and
           • All students are required by the College to          application of legal/ethical principles and professional
              carry health insurance during the program.          standards. All students are required to meet these essential
              Insurance may be obtained through the               functions. Allowing for individual differences, and
              Bursar's office if necessary. If a student          encouraging program completion for students with a
              changes insurance carriers while enrolled in        documented disability, the Nursing Program will work with
              the program, the new carrier information must       the student and the Office for Students with Disabilities
              be forwarded to the Health and Wellness             (OSD) to provide any reasonable accommodation to meet
              Center. Failure to comply with this                 these essential functions. Contact the Nursing Department at
              requirement will result in withdrawal from the      (610) 861-5376 if you have questions regarding these
              program.                                            requirements. A detailed description of these Essential
     • Urine drug screen results                                  Functions can be found at catalog.northampton.edu.
           • The nursing program of study includes clinical
              experiences in a variety of healthcare settings.    Background Checks
              Clinical agencies require evidence of a             All convictions and pending or new charges known to the
              negative urine drug screen before permitting a      program applicant must be reported to the Nursing Program
              student to participate in clinical experiences at   Director immediately upon offer of program admission.
              their facility. Therefore, any student with a       These include all felony and misdemeanor convictions.
              positive urine drug screen cannot be admitted
              to the program.                                     After acceptance, but before starting the program, students
     • Records of up to date immunizations or blood               are required to submit results of Pennsylvania State Police,
        titers reflecting immunity against:                       FBI criminal background checks and Pennsylvania Child and
           • MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) - 2                Elder Abuse History Clearances to the nursing department
              doses are required if born after 1957               for review. Results of a urine drug screen are sent directly to
           • Td (Tetanus and Diphtheria) - last dose must         the health center by the service provider.
              be within 10 years.
           • Hepatitis B - series of 3 immunizations.             Program admission is considered conditional pending receipt
           • Varicella - 2 doses are needed (if received after    and evaluation of the background checks and drug screen.
              age 13) or history of Chicken Pox disease.          Students with a positive urine drug screen or Child Abuse
           • Additional immunizations may be required by          History are not eligible for program admission. PA State
              clinical agencies such as, but not limited to,      Police and FBI Criminal History Check results are reviewed
              seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccinations.                 on a case by case basis.

The Nursing Department reserves the right to withdraw the         Please be advised that licensing and credentialing bodies may
student from a clinical experience and ultimately the course      apply their own standards to determine what convictions
and program if at any time the student's health requirements      would disqualify a candidate for licensure. A student with a
are out of compliance.                                            positive background check who completes the program is
                                                                  not guaranteed licensure.
CPR Certification
Documentation of certification in Basic Life Support (CPR)        Act 1985-109 known as the Professional Nursing Law of the
for Health Care Providers must be submitted to the Nursing        Laws of Pennsylvania declares the following: "...The Board
Department prior to participating in clinical experiences in      shall not issue a license or certificate to an applicant who has
the first semester. Certification must remain current             been convicted of a felonious act prohibited by the act of
throughout the program. Certification courses are available       April 14, 1971 (P.L. 233, No. 64), known as 'The Controlled
through the College, the Red Cross and the American Heart         Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act', or convicted of
Association                                                       a felony relating to a controlled substance in a court of law
                                                                  of the United States or any other state, territory, or country
Essential Functions                                               unless:
Students admitted to the Practical Nursing program are
                                                                   1. at least ten (10) years have elapsed from the date of
expected to perform the same essential functions of an
                                                                      conviction;
employment position as a licensed Practical Nurse. The
essential functions are the basic cognitive, psychomotor, and

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       2. the applicant satisfactorily demonstrates to the board      PSYC 258                  Developmental                3
          that he has made progress in personal rehabilitation                                  Psychology
          since the conviction such that licensure of the applicant
          should not be expected to create a substantial risk of      SOCA 103                  Principles of                3
          harm to the health and safety of patients or the public                               Sociology
          or a substantial risk of further criminal violations; and                                                         14
       3. the applicant otherwise satisfies the qualifications
          contained in or authorized by this act.                                               Third Semester
                                                                                                (Summer)
      Sections 133.14. and 15.1 of the Professional Nursing Law
                                                                      NURS 205                  Geriatric Nursing for        4
      imply the will of the legislature in relation to felonies and
                                                                                                the Practical Nurse
      misdemeanors reflecting questions about moral character.
                                                                      NURS 206                  Maternal Nursing for         4
      As used in this section the term 'convicted' shall include a                              the Practical Nurse
      judgment, an admission of guilt or a plea of nolo
                                                                      NURS 207                  Mental Health                3
      contendere. An applicant's statement on the application
                                                                                                Nursing for the
      declaring the absence of a conviction shall be deemed
                                                                                                Practical Nurse
      satisfactory evidence of the absence of a conviction, unless
      the board has some evidence to the contrary.Contact the                                                               11
      Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 or the Nursing
      Department at 610-861-5376 for further information.                                       Total Credits               43

      A nursing student must inform the Director of Nursing           * Please note: A student is not permitted to progress to the
      Programs immediately if there is a change in the criminal       next semester in the program without successful completion
      background or child abuse clearance while enrolled in the       of general studies courses in that current semester.
      Practical Nursing program. In these circumstances the
      student's status in the program will be re-evaluated for        MINIMUM CREDITS NEEDED TO GRADUATE: 43
      eligibility to continue.
                                                                      Frequently Asked Questions
      Professional Conduct
                                                                      Responses to frequently asked questions about the PN
      Nursing students are expected to conduct themselves in a        Certificate program are available at catalog.northampton.edu.
      professional manner in accordance with the American
      Nurses Association Code of Ethics, the College Student          For More Information Contact:
      Handbook and the Classroom and Clinical Behavioral              Nursing Department, Penn Hall 120 C, Northampton
      Expectations for the Student of Professional Nursing            Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem,
      documents found at catalog.northampton.edu.                     Pennsylvania 18020. Telephone: 610-861-5376.
      Progression                                                     Career Potential: LPN Program, Graduates of the
      A student must maintain a grade of "C" or better in all         program find jobs in a variety of healthcare settings, such as:
      nursing courses. The policy addressing options for repeating    hospitals, extended care facilities, home health care agencies,
      a nursing course can be found in the Practical Nursing          state and federal health-related facilities, the armed services,
      Student Handbook online at www.northampton.edu                  private duty nursing, and in physician and dentist office
                                                                      settings.
      Course Code              Course Title             Credits
                               First Semester
      BIOS 160                 Human Biology                4         Nursing: RN
      ENGL 101C                English I                    3         Allied Health & Sciences
      NURS 101                 Introduction to              8
                               Nursing                                Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science
      PSYC 103                 Introduction to              3         Program Narrative
                               Psychology                             The Associate Degree Nursing Program at NCC prepares
                                                           18         graduates to assume entry level positions as registered nurses
                                                                      who provide safe, competent nursing care in the various
                               Second Semester                        settings of our dynamic, evolving healthcare
      NURS 151                 Medical-Surgical             8         environment. These settings can include, but are not limited
                               Nursing for the                        to, acute care, long term care, home care, clinics, physicians'
                               Practical Nurse                        offices, or other agencies established to meet health care
                                                                      needs. Successful completion of the program qualifies
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graduates to apply to a State Board of Nursing for licensure        1. Demonstrate completion of the level outcomes:
as a registered nurse and to take the National Council                   a. Utilize the nursing process to provide nursing care
Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®). This                      through efficient and effective management of
examination is used by the State Board of Nursing to test the               resources in a variety of health care settings.
entry-level nursing competence of candidates for licensure as            b. Perform ongoing comprehensive assessments of
registered nurses. When the candidate successfully completes                patients' health status and changing needs.
the NCLEX-RN® exam, a license is issued. Information                     c. Incorporate nursing interventions in the delivery of
about the NCLEX-RN® exam is available at                                    patient centered care.
www.ncsbn.org/nclex.htm.                                                 d. Employ the teaching-learning processes in the
                                                                            provision of nursing care.
The Associate Degree Nursing Program requires a minimum                  e. Communicate effectively with patients and the
of four academic semesters to complete. Students are                        health care team through the use of interpersonal
accepted into the program in fall and spring semesters.                     skills and technology.
Students may choose to enter this program in either                      f. Collaborate with patients, members of the health
semester. The curriculum for the Associate Degree Nursing                   care team and community agencies to achieve
Program focuses on the art and science of nursing, taught in                quality, patient-centered care.
classroom, college skills laboratory, and clinical practice              g. Make clinical nursing judgments based on critical
settings. Students attend class and college laboratory                      thinking skills and evidence-based practice to
experiences on campus. Additionally, students participate in                deliver safe, effective nursing care through the
clinical learning experiences in various healthcare settings                nursing process.
under the guidance of nursing faculty. Clinical learning                 h. Demonstrate professional accountability and
experiences provide students with the opportunity to apply                  commitment to standards of professional practice
nursing theory in client care situations. These experiences are             while practicing nursing within legal, ethical and
scheduled at a variety of health care agencies in the Lehigh                regulatory frameworks
Valley and surrounding areas. Clinical settings include acute       2. Students will be prepared to successfully complete the
and long term care, in-patient and outpatient facilities.              National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses
                                                                       (NCLEX-RN®).
Classes and college lab are scheduled during the day. Most          3. Students will be satisfied with their nursing education.
clinical experiences are offered during the day between the         4. Students will be prepared for and gain employment in a
hours of 6:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The college reserves the              variety of settings.
right to schedule clinical experiences during the evening and/
or on weekends if necessary.
                                                                  Program Entry Requirements
The Associate Degree Nursing program is also offered on an        Admission is on a selective basis. Applicants shall have
evening/weekend schedule. Students are admitted to the            completed work equal to a standard high school course with
evening/weekend alternative program in the spring semester        a minimum of 16 units including 4 units of English, 3 units
of every other year on the even years (2012, 2014,                of Social Sciences, 2 units of Mathematics (two of which are
ect). Classes and college laboratory experiences are offered      Algebra), and 2 units of Science with a related laboratory or
on campus during the early evening hours, between 5:00 p.m.       the equivalent.
and 10:00 p.m. Clinical learning experiences for the evening/
weekend program are scheduled on weekends between the             The minimum admission requirements to the program
hours of 6:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The college reserves the         include:
right to schedule clinical learning experiences during the
week if necessary.                                                  • Completion of high school chemistry and biology with
                                                                      labs and grades of B or better
General Education courses in the nursing curriculum are             • Two years of algebra with a C or better
offered during the day and evening as well as in on-line            • An acceptable substitute for high school chemistry is
format. Students may elect to complete general education              NCC CHEM 135 with a grade of B or better; for high
courses prior to entering the program. All students are               school biology it is NCC BIOS 115 with a B or better
encouraged to consult an academic advisor.                          • An acceptable substitute for high school algebra I and II
                                                                      is MATH 022 and 026 or MATH 028 with grades of Cs
Accreditation Information                                             or better.
The Associate Degree Nursing program is accredited by the           • Courses used to satisfy admission criteria cannot be
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 3343              used to satisfy degree requirements.
Peachtree Road, NE Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326,                    • Students applying to the program must have a minimum
404-975-5000, www.nlnac.org and is approved by the                    GPA of 3.00. Primary consideration is given to those
Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.                                  who have received a grade of B or better in the program
                                                                      sciences on the first attempt.
Program Outcomes
The graduate of the Associate Degree in nursing program will:     Please note: Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not
                                                                  guarantee admission to the Nursing program. If available spaces in the
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      program are not filled by students who have met the aforementioned                    • Varicella - 2 doses are needed (if received after
      standards, the College reserves the right to accept students who have, in                age 13) or history of Chicken Pox disease.
      the judgment of the College, the potential to complete the Associate                  • Additional immunizations may be required by
      Degree in Nursing.                                                                       clinical agencies such as, but not limited to,
      Deadlines                                                                                seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccinations.
      In order to be considered for program admission, an                          • Prior to the third semester students must submit the
      application and all transcripts must be submitted by                           following document to the Health and Wellness Center:
      September 15th for spring admission and by February 1st for                      • Results of repeated Two Step Tuberculin Skin Test
      fall admission. Applications received after these dates will be                  • Urine drug screen results
      reviewed on a space available basis. Contact the Admission
      Office at 610-861-5500 for additional information.                          The Nursing Department reserves the right to withdraw the
                                                                                  student from a clinical experience and ultimately the course
      Nursing Health Requirements                                                 and program if at any time the student's health requirements
                                                                                  are out of compliance.
      The nursing program health requirements are determined by
      the Nursing Department, affiliating clinical agencies, the                  CPR Certification
      College and by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
      Students are responsible for fulfilling the health requirements             Documentation of certification in Basic Life Support (CPR)
      annually as outlined below.                                                 for Health Care Providers must be submitted to the Nursing
                                                                                  Department prior to participating in clinical experiences in
        • Prior to the first semester students must submit the                    the first semester. Certification must remain current
          following documents to the Health and Wellness Center:                  throughout the program. Certification courses are available
            • Completed physical examination                                      through the College, the Red Cross and the American Heart
            • Two Step Tuberculin Skin Test - acceptable only if                  Association.
               done after April 1st for fall admission and October
               1st for spring admission.                                          Essential Functions
            • Copy of current health insurance card                               Students admitted to the Associate Degree Nursing program
                  • All students are required by the College to                   are expected to perform the same essential functions of an
                     carry health insurance during the                            employment position as a licensed Registered Nurse. The
                     program. Insurance may be obtained through                   essential functions are the basic cognitive, psychomotor, and
                     the Bursar's office if necessary. If a student               affective activities that are essential to successful completion
                     changes insurance carriers while enrolled in                 of the NCC Associate Degree Nursing curriculum leading to
                     the program, the new carrier information must                initial licensure as a nurse. Essential functions are categorized
                     be forwarded to the Health and Wellness                      as: Sensory (tactile, visual, hearing and smell) communication,
                     Center. Failure to comply with this                          psychomotor (gross motor skills, fine motor skills, physical
                     requirement will result in withdrawal from the               endurance, physical strength, mobility), intellectual and
                     program.                                                     cognitive abilities (reading, arithmetic competence, analytic
            • Urine drug screen (results submitted by service                     thinking, and critical thinking), professional and social
               provider to the Health Center)                                     attributes (interpersonal skills, and communication. and
                  • The nursing program of study includes clinical                application of legal/ethical principles and professional
                     experiences in a variety of healthcare settings.             standards. All students are required to meet these essential
                     Clinical agencies require evidence of a                      functions. Allowing for individual differences, and
                     negative urine drug screen before permitting a               encouraging program completion for students with a
                     student to participate in clinical experiences at            documented disability, the Nursing Program will work with
                     their facility. Therefore, any student with a                the student and the Office for Students with Disabilities
                     positive urine drug screen cannot be admitted                (OSD) to provide any reasonable accommodation to meet
                     to the program.                                              these essential functions. Contact the Nursing Department at
            • Records of up to date immunizations or blood                        (610) 861-5376 if you have questions regarding these
               titers reflecting immunity against:                                requirements. A detailed description of these Essential
                  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) - 2                         Functions is found in the college catalog at
                     doses are required if born after 1957                        catalog.northampton.edu.
                  • Td (Tetanus and Diphtheria) - last dose must
                     be within 10 years.                                          Background Checks
                  • Hepatitis B - series of 3 immunizations.                      All convictions and pending or new charges known to the
                                                                                  program applicant must be reported to the Nursing Program
                                                                                  Director immediately upon offer of program admission.
                                                                                  These include all felony and misdemeanor convictions.

                                                                                  After acceptance, but before starting the program, students
                                                                                  are required to submit results of Pennsylvania State Police,
                                                                                  FBI criminal background checks and Pennsylvania Child and

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Elder Abuse History Clearances to the nursing department           Handbook and the Classroom and Clinical Behavioral
for review. Results of a urine drug screen are sent directly to    Expectations for the Student of Professional Nursing
the health center by the service provider.                         document found in the college catalog at
                                                                   catalog.northampton.edu.
Program admission is considered conditional pending receipt
and evaluation of the background checks and drug screen.           Advanced Placement Program for LPN
Students with a positive urine drug screen or Child Abuse          The College offers an Advanced Placement program for
History are not eligible for program admission. PA State           Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to earn an associate degree
Police and FBI Criminal History Check results are reviewed         and become eligible to take the National Council of
on a case by case basis.                                           Licensing Examination-RN (NCLEX-RN®).
A nursing student must inform the Director of Nursing              To qualify for the Advanced Placement program, you must:
Programs immediately if there is a change in the criminal
background or child abuse clearance while enrolled in the            • Be a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with a current
program. In these circumstances, the student's status in the           license
program will be re-evaluated for eligibility to continue.            • Meet the Registered Nursing program prerequisite
                                                                       requirements
Please be advised that licensing and credentialing bodies may        • Complete the General Education component (with "C"
apply their own standards to determine what convictions                or better) of the Registered Nursing program.
would disqualify a candidate for licensure. A student with a         • Licensed practical nurses may elect to take approved
positive background check who completes the program is                 challenge exams for select nursing courses for credit
not guaranteed licensure.                                              toward the associate degree. Once a student enrolls in a
                                                                       course they are ineligible to gain credit for the course by
Act 1985-109 known as the Professional Nursing Law of the              challenge exam.
Laws of Pennsylvania declares the following: "...The Board
shall not issue a license or certificate to an applicant who has
been convicted of a felonious act prohibited by the act of         Qualified candidates are admitted to the program on a seat
April 14, 1971 (P.L. 233, No. 64), known as 'The Controlled        available basis. Primary consideration is given to those who
Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act', or convicted of         received a B or better in the program sciences on the first
a felony relating to a controlled substance in a court of law      attempt. If all spaces in the program are not filled by
of the United States or any other state, territory, or country     students who have met the aforementioned standards, the
unless:                                                            College reserves the right to accept students who have, in the
  1. at least ten (10) years have elapsed from the date of         judgment of the College, the potential to complete the
      conviction;                                                  Associate Degree in Nursing Program.
  2. the applicant satisfactorily demonstrates to the board
      that he has made progress in personal rehabilitation         Progression
      since the conviction such that licensure of the applicant    A student must maintain a grade of "C" or better in all
      should not be expected to create a substantial risk of       nursing courses. The policy addressing options for repeating
      harm to the health and safety of patients or the public      a nursing course can be found in the on-line college catalog
      or a substantial risk of further criminal violations; and    in the Associate Degree Nursing Student Handbook in the
  3. the applicant otherwise satisfies the qualifications          online catalog at catalog.northampton.edu.
      contained in or authorized by this act.
                                                                   Nursing (RN),
Sections 133.14. and 15.1 of the Professional Nursing Law          Associate in Applied Science Degree
imply the will of the legislature in relation to felonies and
misdemeanors reflecting questions about moral character.           Course Code                Course Title           Credits
                                                                   BIOS 204                   Human Anatomy and          4
As used in this section the term 'convicted' shall include a
                                                                                              Physiology I
judgment, an admission of guilt or a plea of nolo
contendere. An applicant's statement on the application            ENGL 101C                  English I                  3
declaring the absence of a conviction shall be deemed              NURS 101                   Introduction to            8
satisfactory evidence of the absence of a conviction, unless                                  Nursing
the board has some evidence to the contrary."
Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 or the               PSYC 103                   Introduction to            3
Nursing Department at 610-861-5376 for further                                                Psychology
information.                                                                                                            18

Professional Conduct                                                                          Second Semester
Nursing students are expected to conduct themselves in a           BIOS 254                   Human Anatomy and          4
professional manner in accordance with the American                                           Physiology II
Nurses Association Code of Ethics, the College Student
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      ENGL 151                English II                  3          Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
                                                                     Responses to questions about the PN Certificate program are
      MATH 140 or             College Algebra or
                                                                     available at catalog.northampton.edu.
      MATH 150                Introductory Statistics     3
                                                                     For More Information Contact:
      NURS 215                Nursing Care of             8
                              Patients with M/S                      Nursing Department, Penn Hall 120 C, Northampton
                              Problems                               Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem,
                                                                     Pennsylvania 18020. Telephone: 610-861-5376.
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                                                                     Transfer Potential
                              Third Semester
                                                                     Many graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing Program
      BIOS 202                Microbiology                4          continue their education to earn a Bachelor of Science
      NURS 223                Maternal Child Health       4          Degree in Nursing (BSN). NCC has articulation agreements
                              Nursing                                with the following institutions:

      NURS 224                Care of Mental Health       4           •   Cedar Crest College
                              Patients                                •   DeSales University
      PSYC 258                Developmental               3           •   Drexel University
                              Psychology                              •   East Stroudsburg University
                                                                      •   Temple University
      SOCA __                 Sociology/                  3
                              Anthropology Elective                  Career Potential
                              +                                      For information related to career potential, please visit Your
                                                         18          Nursing Career on the American Association of Colleges of
                                                                     Nursing Website.
                              Fourth Semester
      CMTH 102                Speech                      3          Office Administrative Assistant
                              Communication
                                                                     Business & Technology
      NURS 231                Nursing Seminar             2
                                                                     Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science
      NURS 257                Complex Problems I:         4
                              Critical Care                          Program Narrative
      NURS 258                Complex Problems II:        4          Northampton's Office Administration degree programs are
                              Gerontology/Patient                    designed to prepare you for a wide variety of opportunities
                              Care Management                        in a modern office setting. The three degrees offered by the
                                                                     Office Administration department are: Office Administrative
      PHIL 202G               Ethics and Moral            3          Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, and Legal
                              Problems                               Administrative Assistant. Each program provides course
                                                         16          offerings and experiences to prepare the graduate to work as
                                                                     a team player in a specialized office environment.
                              Total Credits              70
                                                                     Your studies will include state-of-the-art office equipment
      * Please note: A student is not permitted to progress to the   and software. You will learn the marketable skills required to
      next semester in the program without successful completion     work well with other people in an office environment, and
      of general studies courses in that current semester.           these skills will be applied through a valuable internship
                                                                     experience related to your field of study. We emphasize
      For the SOCA elective, students must select a SOCA course
                                                                     development of professional attitudes, values, and ethics. As
      from the list of approved General Educations courses -
                                                                     you grow through the program, you will gain critical thinking,
      SOCA 102 or 103 is recommended.
                                                                     priority setting, and decision-making skills needed in today's
       • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).           business environment.
       • Completion of PHIL 202G satisfies the Writing               Program Features
         Intensive (WI) requirement.                                 Our program prepares you to accept the responsibilities and
       • Computer competencies are included in various courses       challenges expected of a skilled administrative assistant in
         in this program.                                            businesses of all sizes, from small offices to large
       • The Social Science (SIT) requirement and the free           corporations. You'll gain proficiency in technology,
         elective requirement have been waived for this program.     communication, human relations, time management and
                                                                     organizational skills. You'll also improve your decision-
      MINIMUM CREDITS NEEDED TO GRADUATE: 70                         making and creative thinking. Technology training
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and communications software applications. In short, you'll                                                          15
grow into an accurate, resourceful, and productive
professional comfortable communicating with other                                        Second Semester
professionals in an office environment.
                                                                  ARTA 170               Computer Graphics           4
Placement of graduates from this program has been                 ENGL 151               English II                  3
consistently excellent. Employer surveys indicate a very high
                                                                  OFAD 121               Keyboarding II on           3
degree of satisfaction with graduates of this program. Our
                                                                                         Microcomputers
program faculty are affiliated with the International
Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).               OFAD 125               Word Processing             3
This program can be completed in the day or evening, on a                                Applications
full- or part-time basis.                                         OFAD 131               Machine Transcription       3
Program Outcomes                                                  -------------          General Education           3
                                                                                         Elective
Graduates of the program will:
                                                                                                                    19
  • Master operation of state-of-the-art industry equipment
    and software and appropriately utilize these to                                      Third Semester
    accomplish work-related tasks accurately and                  ACCT 100               Accounting for Non-         3
    productively in an office environment.                                               Accountants
  • Utilize and apply specific field-related knowledge, skills,
    and experiences to function effectively as a team             ARTA 171               Desktop Publishing I        4
    member in today's challenging work environment.               OFAD 201               Advanced Document           3
  • Exhibit oral, written, and interpersonal communication                               Production
    skills and poise necessary to work effectively with
    people in business.                                           OFAD 205               Microsoft Office            3
  • Utilize analytical skills and administrative techniques                              Software Applications
    necessary to organize, prioritize, and manage the             OFAD/BUSA 221G         Business                    3
    information flow in an office setting.                                               Communications
  • Exemplify professionally acceptable attitudes, values,
    and ethics needed in business.                                --------------         General Education           3
  • Procure an appropriate position in business with a                                   Elective
    commitment to life long learning to achieve professional                                                        19
    growth.
                                                                                         Fourth Semester
Office Administrative Assistant,
                                                                  OFAD 230               Modern Office               3
Associate in Applied Science Degree                                                      Procedures
Course Code                Course Title           Credits         OFAD 250               Internship                  3
                           First Semester                         --------------         General Education           3
CMTH 102                   Speech                    3                                   Elective
                           Communication                          --------------         General Education           3
ENGL 101C                  English I                 3                                   Elective
OFAD 101 or                Keyboarding I on                       --------------         Elective                    3
                           Microcomputers or                                                                        15
OFAD 100+146               Electronic                3
                           Keyboarding +                                                 Total Credits              68
                           Formatting with Word                    • For the General Education Electives, students must
OFAD 111 or                Trends in Office                          select one course from the list of approved courses in
                           Automation or                             Mathematics (QL) or Science (SCI). In addition,
                                                                     students must select three courses from at least two of
OFAD 147+148+149 Introduction to                     3               the following categories: Arts & Humanities (AH);
                 Windows + Learning                                  Social Science: Societies and Institutions over Time
                 the Internet +                                      (SIT); Social Science: Scientific Study of Human
                 PowerPoint                                          Behavior (SSHB).
------------               OFAD or BUSA              3             • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).
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        • Completion of OFAD/BUSA 221G satisfies the                    OFAD 205 or              Microsoft Office
          Writing Intensive (WI) requirement.                                                    Software Applications
        • Computer competencies are included in various courses                                  or
          in this program. Thus, completing the program
          automatically satisfies the computing requirement for         OFAD 141 + 142 +         Intro to Word + Intro       3
          the program.                                                  143                      to Excel + Intro to
                                                                                                 Access
      Career Potential: Office/Staff Manager                            OFAD 111 or              Trends in Office
                                                                                                 Automation or
      Office Skills Specialist                                          OFAD 147 + 148 +         Intro to Windows +          3
                                                                        149                      Learning the Internet
      Business & Technology                                                                      +PowerPoint
      Specialized Diploma conferred
                                                                                                 Total Credits               9
      Program Narrative
      If you would like to work in an office setting but have limited
      computer experience, you can become a more attractive job         Note: All courses in this diploma program are offered in an
      candidate by developing your skills. In particular, you'll need   open entry/open exit format in the BEST Lab. The BEST
      to become proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite     Lab (Founders Hall 114) is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
      of computer software. The NCC Office Skills Specialist            Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on
      program prepares you to confidently enter a modern office         Friday.
      setting. You can earn your diploma in just one semester.
                                                                        Career Potential: Office Support Specialist, Information
      Course work includes the operation of state-of-the art            Processor
      equipment and business-specific software applications. You'll
      gain the marketable skills required to work accurately and
      productively in an office environment.
                                                                        Optoelectronics
      Program Features                                                  Business & Technology
      This diploma program provides a unique short-term vehicle         Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science
      to develop the entry-level office software skills needed to
      become employable in a general office setting. All course         Program Narrative
      modules are offered in the BEST Lab on campus. As a result,       Optoelectronics technology involves both science and
      students can enter the program up to the mid-semester, work       electronics in the application of light to achieve voice and
      at their own pace, and complete the courses in a full semester    data communications. It is the basis of an industry that's
      or less if they so desire. Students completing early are          growing rapidly both technologically and financially. The
      prepared to seek employment immediately.                          Lehigh Valley itself is now part of a growing 'opto beltway'
                                                                        made up of major corporations and new and exciting
      Program Outcomes                                                  venture-capital start-up firms.
      Graduates of the program will:
                                                                        Today's employers want to hire electronics and opto
        • Master operation of state-of-the art equipment and            technicians who have a command of fundamentals so they
          software and appropriately utilize these to accomplish        are then easily trained to keep up with change. The
          work-related tasks accurately and productively in an          Optoelectronics Technology program provides the
          office environment.                                           background you need to compete in the advancing world of
        • Procure an appropriate position in an office setting with     fiber optic communications manufacturing, installation,
          a commitment to lifelong learning to achieve                  research and development, repair, and technical sales.
          professional growth.                                          Technicians with this knowledge command above-average
                                                                        salaries and opportunities for advancement as their business
      Office Skills Specialist,                                         grows.
      Specialized Diploma                                               Program Features
      Course Code                Course Title           Credits         Northampton's Optoelectronics program begins with
                                                                        electronics courses that serve as a foundation in electronic
      OFAD 101 or                Keyboarding I on                       theory. You'll gain fundamental lab skills needed to solve
                                 Microcomputers or                      most design and application problems. The optoelectronics
      OFAD 100 + 146             Electronic                3            coursework will specifically give the technician the latest
                                 Keyboarding +                          experience in working with the materials, electronics, and
                                 Formatting with Word                   systems used in today's fiber optic communications while
                                                                        learning the capabilities of managing light as a transmission
                                                                        source.

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The Optoelectronics Technology program allows students to          • Demonstrate the application of electronic theory and
apply their knowledge and skills to the design of                    commonly used methods of circuit analysis.
communications systems and components utilizing fiber              • Prototype, test, troubleshoot and repair electronic
optic technology. Installation and testing in data, voice, and       circuits.
video communications is experienced in an industrial lab           • Describe the structure of analog, digital, and fiber optic
environment. All technical courses include lab work for              systems and peripheral components and signals
hands-on skills in troubleshooting, test equipment operation,        processed in each system.
bread-board and hardware circuit construction, and related         • Interface external devices to electronic or
computer skills.                                                     communications systems and write appropriate technical
                                                                     guides to describe configuration of the system.
Most technical work in the program is practiced in well-           • Describe the structure, function and operation of
equipped labs on Northampton's Main Campus, while some               electronic communications systems and their
work may be performed at Lehigh University in the new                interrelated components.
Photo Optics Center.                                               • Demonstrate proficient research and computer skills in
                                                                     data gathering and analysis.
There are several flexible options to this program:                • Measure data accurately and safely using standard
                                                                     electronic and optical test equipment and analyze and
  1. Students can enter the program at the beginning or              present data in an acceptable and standardized manner.
     easily transfer courses from any accredited program in        • Solve common service related problems using both a
     electronics technology to begin Opto studies                    reactive and proactive approach.
     immediately.                                                  • Demonstrate competent technical writing skills.
  2. Electronics students can complete their degree and            • Demonstrate competent speaking skills when working
     simply pick up several courses in optoelectronics to            with diverse groups.
     obtain Fiber Optics Association (FOA) level                   • Demonstrate a basic framework of technical vocabulary
     certification along with the knowledge of fiber optics          and graphics interpretation as it applies to electronic,
     components and systems and premise wiring.                      fiber optic, and communications systems.
  3. Electronics students can choose to work towards a             • Demonstrate observational, integrative, and synthetic
     second major in Optoelectronics Technology.                     skills.
  4. Students can work towards a third degree in                   • Design, construct, and troubleshoot electronic and
     Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology by                     communications circuits of varying types.
     completing a semester at Penn State University's main         • Perform service-related administrative functions.
     campus to get a highly-prized range of skills for the         • Describe the history and complexities of existing and
     opto device companies in the area.                              upcoming telecommunications systems.
The Optoelectronics AAS degree may be completed part-            Optoelectronics Technology,
time and full-time days and evenings.
                                                                 Associate in Applied Science Degree
Program Requirements
Good math and mechanical aptitude required.                      Course Code                Course Title            Credits
Transfer Programs                                                                           First Semester
Students who consider their AAS as a stepping stone toward       CMTH 102                   Speech                    3
longer term goals in optoelectronics engineering should work                                Communication
closely with an advisor to selecting math, science and
                                                                 ELEC 101                   DC/AC Circuit             4
engineering courses that will transfer. Students completing
                                                                                            Analysis
this program may also complete their Bachelor of Science
degree in Technical Management through Franklin University       ELEC 121                   Technical Computer        2
by completing approximately 24 additional course credits at                                 Applications
NCC and an additional 40 course credits through Franklin         ELEC 177                   Electronics               2
University's online courses. Check with your advisor for                                    Manufacturing I
more information and options in course selection.
                                                                 ENGL 101C                  English I                 3
Program Outcomes                                                 MATH 140                   College Algebra           3
Graduates of the program will:
                                                                                                                      17
  • Describe the theory, operation and physical principles
    of electronic components and circuits as commonly                                       Second Semester
    applied to analog, digital and optical systems used in       ELEC 126                   Digital Electronics I     3
    electronics, communications and network design and
                                                                 ELEC 151                   DC/AC Circuit             4
    repair.
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      ELEC 155                Introduction to Solid
                              State Devices
                                                         2          Paralegal
      EMEC 115                Mechanical Skills for      1          Business & Technology
                              Technicians                           Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science
      ENGL 151                English II +               3          Program Narrative
      OPTO 100                Technology of              3          The U.S. Department of Labor continues to project much
                              Telecommunications                    faster than average growth for this profession. While
                                                         16         paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the
                                                                    public except as permitted by law, the Labor Department's
                              Third Semester                        occupational outlook notes that the wide range of tasks that
                                                                    paralegals may perform has helped to increase their
      MATH 145                Trigonometry               3          employment opportunities in a variety of legal offices and
      OPTO 101                Introduction to            4          other organizations. Northampton's student-centered
                              Optoelectronics                       learning approach to paralegal education will prepare you to
                                                                    enter this dynamic, high-demand profession.
      PHYS 101 or             Physics I or
      CHEM 120                General Chemistry I        4          Northampton's program has been approved by the American
                                                                    Bar Association. This prestigious approval places our
      --------------          Technical Elective:        3
                                                                    program in a select group of programs nationwide that are
                              ELEC or OPTO
                                                                    designed and operated to meet the highest standards of
      --------------          General Education          3          paralegal education. For additional information on ABA
                              Elective                              approval, contact the American Bar Association, Standing
                                                         17         Committee on Paralegals, 321 N. Clark Street, 19th Floor,
                                                                    Chicago, IL 60654 or at www.abaparalegals.org.
                              Fourth Semester
                                                                    Program Features
      OPTO 201                Fiber Optic Test &         4          The program offers numerous legal specialty courses and a
                              Measurement                           required internship at a local legal office. You will learn how
      OPTO___                 Technical Electives:       6          a paralegal, working under the general supervision of an
                              OPTO                                  attorney, contributes to the delivery of legal services, master
                                                                    state-of-the-art computer software and hardware, and
      -------------           General Education          3
                                                                    become a productive and efficient professional within the
                              Elective
                                                                    ever-changing legal profession. Most of the legal specialty
      -------------           Elective                   3          courses are taught by attorneys and include pleadings, forms,
                                                         16         and software used in local, state, or federal practice.

                              Total Credits              66         Graduates will be ready to accept positions such as
                                                                    paralegals, trust coordinators, title searchers, settlement
      + Students are strongly encouraged to select the Technical    clerks, or litigation specialists. If your quest for knowledge is
      Writing option of ENGL 151.                                   not complete after two years of study, it is possible to
       • For the General Education Electives, students must         transfer to four-year institutions to complete your
           select one course from the list of approved courses in   baccalaureate degree.
           two of the following categories: Arts & Humanities
           (AH); Social Science: Societies and Institutions over    Please note that classes that are offered only during the fall
           Time (SIT); Social Science: Scientific Study of Human    include: Contract Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, Family
           Behavior (SSHB).                                         Law, and Real Estate Law. Classes offered only during the
       • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).          spring include: Business Organizational Law, Estates and
       • One General Education course must be taken in a            Trusts, Law Office Procedures, Litigation Practice and
           Writing Intensive (WI) section.                          Procedure, and Tort Law.
       • Computer competencies included in various courses in
           this program. Thus, completing the program               Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further
           automatically satisfies the computing requirements for   information.
           program.

      Career Potential: Electronics Technician, Optoelectronics
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Program Outcomes                                               -------------            Mathematics (QL) or        3/4
Graduates of the program will:                                                          Science (SCI) Elective
                                                                                                                  15/16
  • Understand the substantive legal terminology and issues,
    ethical values, and general office skills needed to                                 Fourth Semester
    function effectively in a legal office environment.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior and necessary            PARL 250                 Internship                   3
    competencies under the supervision of an attorney in       PARL ___                 Paralegal Elective +         3
    the completion of legal work on behalf of a client.
  • Exhibit interpersonal communication skills necessary to    -------------            Social Science Elective      3
    work effectively with people in the legal profession.                               (SIT or SSHB)
  • Understand the need for and participate in continuing      -------------            Social Science Elective      3
    education and professional development opportunities                                (SIT or SSHB)
    in order to enhance one's value to a legal office.
                                                               -------------            Elective                     3
Paralegal,                                                                                                          15
Associate in Applied Science Degree
                                                                                        Total Credits             63/64
Course Code                Course Title              Credits
                           First Semester                      + Paralegal Elective options: PARL 151, 156, 161, 162, 163,
                                                               166.
CMTH 102                   Speech                      3         • For the General Education Elective and the Social
                           Communication                            Science Electives, students must select courses so that at
ENGL 101C                  English I                   3            least two of the following categories are represented:
                                                                    Arts & Humanities (AH); Social Science: Societies and
OFAD 101                   Keyboarding I               3            Institutions over Time (SIT); Social Science: Scientific
PARL 101                   Introduction to             3            Study of Human Behavior (SSHB).
                           Paralegal Studies                     • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).
                                                                 • Completion of PARL 215G satisfies the Writing
PARL 153                   Real Estate Law             3            Intensive (WI) requirement.
                                                       15        • Computer competencies are included in various courses
                                                                    in this program. Thus, completing the program
                           Second Semester                          automatically satisfies the computing requirement for
ENGL 151                   English II                  3            this program.

OFAD 125                   Word Processing             3       Career Potential: Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Trust
                           Applications                        Coordinator Title Searcher, Settlement Clerk, Litigation
OFAD 163                   Law Office                  3       specialist
                           Procedures
PARL 187                   Litigation Practice and     3       Radio/TV
                           Procedure
                                                               Humanities & Social Sciences
PARL ____                  Paralegal Elective +        3       Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science
-------------              General Education           3
                           Elective                            Program Narrative
                                                               Northampton's Radio/TV program is a highly creative
                                                       18
                                                               course of study that allows you to explore your potential in
                           Third Semester                      communicating ideas through the use of electronic media.

ACCT 100 or                Accounting For Non-                 Graduates of this program are qualified to seek employment
                           Accountants or                      as television, radio and recording producers, directors,
ACCT 101                   Financial Accounting I      3       camera operators, disc jockeys, scriptwriters, audio and
                                                               recording engineers.
OFAD 205                   Microsoft Office            3       As a graduate you may also qualify for employment as a
                           Software Applications               specialist in media production and planning in radio,
PARL 215G                  Legal Research and          3       television and cable companies, as well as business, industry,
                           Writing                             hospitals and state and local government. The program also
                                                               prepares you for new fields of media jobs in small video
PARL ____                  Paralegal Elective +        3
                                                               production houses, recording studios, industry and
                                                               education.

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      Program Features                                                Associate in Applied Science Degree
      Northampton's program includes both academic and                Course Code                Course Title             Credits
      technical aspects of Radio/TV. Curriculum includes courses
      in radio and television production, editing and post-                                      First Semester
      production, audio recording and mixdown, multimedia,            CMTH 102                   Speech                     3
      communications and writing, social science, and computer                                   Communication
      graphics. Optional courses include film studies, portable
      video, and advanced television and recording studio             CMTH 103                   Mass Communication         3
      production. Aesthetic considerations are stressed as the        CMTH 120                   Radio Production           3
      program strives to develop your capacity as an electronic
                                                                      ENGL 101C                  English I                  3
      artist.
                                                                      ------------               Social Science:            3
      You will gain practical hands-on experience in the college TV                              Scientific Study of
      studio and media lab, in the college recording studio, on a                                Human Behavior
      student-produced cable TV show and radio show, and with                                    Elective (SSHB)
      local area broadcasters and businesses.
                                                                                                                            15
      Courses in this program are offered primarily during the day.
                                                                                                 Second Semester
      Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further
      information.                                                    CMTH 126                   The Communication          3
                                                                                                 Arts
      Program Outcomes
                                                                      CMTH 170                   Television Production      3
      Graduates of the program will:
                                                                      CMTH 221                   History of                 3
        • Students will be skilled in the basic operation of the                                 Broadcasting
          audio, video and multimedia equipment used to produce       ENGL 151                   English II                 3
          media presentations.
        • Students will know and be able to use the technical         ------------               Mathematics (QL) or       3/4
          terms and "language" of media production.                                              Science (SCI) Elective
        • Students will be able to formulate and plan audio, video                                                        15/16
          and multimedia productions and to explain their plans
          both orally and in writing.                                                            Third Semester
        • Students will be able to collaborate with and direct
                                                                      CMTH 225G                  Scriptwriting              3
          others in the creation of audio, video and multimedia
          projects.                                                   CMTH ___                   Media Elective +           3
        • Students will develop their creative intelligence and       JOUR 101 or                Journalism and Society
          capacity for creative expression in the form of media                                  or
          arts.
        • Students will be able to use various media technologies     JOUR 102 or                Copyediting or
          to communicate information, ideas and feelings to an        JOUR 103                   Newswriting                3
          audience.
        • Students will be able to combine or edit basic sound and    -------------              Electives                  6
          image elements to generate more complex forms of                                                                  15
          communication messages.
        • Students will be able to critically evaluate media,                                    Fourth Semester
          including their own work and the work of others.
                                                                      CMTH 275                   Radio-TV Internship        3
        • Students will have an understanding of the business and
          operating procedures of radio, television and other         CMTH ___                   Media Elective +           3
          electronic media and be able to work effectively in         -------------              Electives                  9
          various positions in media companies, in companies
          with media departments or in entrepreneurial situations.                                                          15
        • Students will be aware of and able to analyze the effects
          of media on individuals, society and culture.                                          Total Credits            60/61
        • Students will understand and be able to describe the
                                                                      + Media Elective Options: CMTH 180, 182, 245, 246, 251,
          evolution of media technologies and industries and the
                                                                      252
          forces that shaped them.
                                                                        • The Mathematics (QL) or Science (SCI) Elective must
        • Students will know the laws applying to media and be
                                                                          be selected from the list of approved courses for those
          able to apply them to real situations.
                                                                          categories.
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 • Completion of CMTH 225G satisfies the Writing
   Intensive (WI) requirement.
                                                           Radiography
 • Computer competencies are included in various courses   Allied Health & Sciences
   in this program. Thus, completing the program
   automatically satisfies the computing requirement for   Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science
   this program.
                                                           Radiography Student Handbook
 • Elective credits may be selected from the following
   groups or from any courses which meet the transfer or   Essential Functions of a Radiographer
   career goals of the students.
                                                           Program Narrative
Production
                                                           Medical imaging is a dynamic, fascinating field. It's also a
 •   ARTA 130 Introduction to Web Site Design              critical element of diagnostic medicine. Radiologists rely on
 •   ARTA 131 Intro to 3-D Computer Animation              their radiographers to produce optimum images for accurate
 •   CMTH 130 MIDI Sequencing and Synthesis                interpretation.
 •   CMTH 180 Multimedia Production
 •   CMTH 182 Multimedia Graphics and Animation            The modalities in radiology - including sonography, MRI and
 •   CMTH 240 Portable Video Techniques                    more - are advancing technologically at an astounding rate.
 •   CMTH 245 Audio Recording and Mixdown                  With that in mind, Northampton's Radiography Program
 •   CMTH 252 Video Editing and Post Production            introduces its students to all modalities within the
 •   CMTH 251 Advanced Television Production               curriculum. Our Radiography program is innovative,
 •   CMTH 246 Advanced Audio Production                    educationally sound, and vital in providing medical imaging
                                                           services for the community-at-large.
Performance
                                                           Our graduates have the option to remain as general
 •   CMTH 105 Public Speaking                              diagnostic radiographers or to cross-train in the following
 •   CMTH 111 Acting I                                     areas/modalities:
 •   CMTH 115 Technical Theatre
 •   CMTH 117 Stagecraft                                    •   Computed tomography (CT)
 •   CMTH 122 Radio Workshop                                •   Magnetic resonance (MR)
 •   CMTH 189 Stage Voice and Movement                      •   Bone densitometry (BD)
 •   CMTH 206 Directing                                     •   Mammography (M)
 •   CMTH 212 Acting II                                     •   Interventional radiology (IR)
                                                            •   Nuclear medicine (N)
Theory                                                      •   Radiation therapy (T)
                                                            •   Diagnostic medical sonography (RDMS)
 • CMTH 110 Introduction to the Theatre
 • CMTH 211/ENGL 211 Plays: Classical to                   Diagnostic Medical Sonography is offered at NCC and is
   Contemporary                                            listed in the NCC catalog. The other areas require transfer to
 • CMTH 215 Intercultural Communication                    another institution of higher learning. Each modality requires
 • CMTH 230 Intro to Communication Theory                  additional education and an additional certification
 • CMTH 231 Small Group Communication                      examination.
 • CMTH 220 Introduction to Film
 • JOUR___ Journalism courses                              The Radiography Program at NCC is fully accredited by the:
 • SOCA 103 Principles of Sociology
                                                           Joint Review Committee on Education in
 • PSYC 103 Introduction to Psychology
                                                           Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
Career Potential: Television/Radio Producer, Audio         20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Producer/Engineer, Multimedia Producer, Director, Camera   Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
Operator, Editor, Disc Jockey, Scriptwriter
                                                           312-704-5300
Important Resources:                                       312-704-5304 (Fax)

Radio/TV Student Information - http://web.mac.com/         E-mail: mail@jrcert.org
acerra/NCC/RTV_Home.html                                   Web site: www.jrcert.org

                                                           Program Features
                                                           The Radiography Program at NCC is 21 months long and
                                                           operates on both traditional and non-traditional academic
                                                           calendars. Clinical education at the affiliated hospitals is
                                                           scheduled during the break between the fall and spring

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      semesters and during both summer sessions at the end of the       If available spaces in the program are not filled by students
      first year for 40 hours per week.                                 who meet these standards, the College reserves the right to
                                                                        accept students who have, in the judgment of the College,
      The Radiography Program has two fully energized                   the potential to complete the program.
      radiographic rooms (one digital and the other computed
      radiography) in the Wogenrich Lab on the Main Campus.             Deadline:
      The students practice their skills both on-campus and in          To receive primary consideration, completed application,
      clinical education.                                               "virtual" shadowing experience, and the CAF, along with all
                                                                        official transcripts must be submitted by February 1.
      When students have completed all of their clinical education      Applications received after that date may be too late for the
      requirements by the end of RADT 227 (Clinical Education           review process.
      V), they have the option to voluntarily complete 232 hours (6
                                                                        Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further
      weeks) in an Advanced Skills Internship in one of the
                                                                        information.
      following specialties:
                                                                        After You Have Been Accepted
       •   Bone Densitometry (BD)
       •   Computed Tomography (CT)                                     Radiography program students must do the following:
       •   Interventional Radiology (IR)
       •   Magnetic Resonance (MR)                                       • Complete a physical examination and submit it to the
       •   Mammography (M)                                                 Health Center at NCC.
       •   Operating Room (OR)                                           • Have or obtain health insurance.
                                                                         • Sign a disclosure form stating that you understand the
      Program Admission Requirements                                       essential functions/technical standards and are able to
      Admission to the Radiography program at Northampton is               comply or requests reasonable accommodations.
      on a competitive basis. Minimum admission requirements             • Have or obtain CPR certification for Healthcare
      include:                                                             Provider.
                                                                         • Sign a verification of understanding sheet for the
       • Completion of high school diploma or GED equivalent               Radiography Program's Student Handbook.
       • Submission of official transcript(s)-high school and each       • Sign a verification of understanding sheet for the
         college (attended/enrolled)                                       HIPAA requirements for the didactic and clinical setting.
       • One-year of high school biology with a lab and a grade          • Criminal background check and drug screening (until
         of C or better; Or BIOS 115 with a grade of C or better           clearance is received, program acceptance is provisional
       • Two-units of algebra with a grade of C or better; Or              and may be rescinded).
         MATH 022 and MATH 026, Or MATH 028 with a
         grade of C or better                                           Note:
       • Overall GPA of 2.5 or better                                   According to the American Registry of Radiologic
       • Information session and interview for competitive              Technologists (ARRT), "a criminal record, violations of
         applicants by program's admission committee                    academic honor codes, suspension or program dismissal may
                                                                        prevent a graduate from taking the ARRT certification
      How to apply after obtaining directions and paperwork from
                                                                        examination."
      the Admissions Office:
                                                                        Mission Statement
       • Complete a standard NCC application or reentry Form
         (if not currently enrolled)                                    The Radiography program is innovative, educationally sound,
       • Request change of major (if currently enrolled)                and vital in providing medical imaging services for the
       • Do "virtual" shadowing in radiology                            community-at-large.
       • Submit a completed a "Career Assessment Form" (CAF)
                                                                        Our graduates, in addition to their technical competence and
      Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not               judicious use of ionizing radiation, provide high quality
      guarantee admission to the Radiography Program.                   patient care and leadership in their respective area of
                                                                        professional practice.
      In the event that it is difficult to make a decision during the
      selection process for program admission, primary                  Our faculty and clinical affiliates work closely together in a
      consideration will be given to those who have:                    cooperative spirit to help a diverse student body develop to
                                                                        its fullest potential in a learner-centered environment.
       • Bs or better in college courses such as College Algebra /
         Introductory Statistics, Human Anatomy I & II or               The program is committed to the profession of Radiologic
         equivalent courses at other colleges                           Sciences by promoting high standards of practice that will
       • Completed college credit courses that apply to the             serve the students throughout their professional careers.
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Joint Mission Statement between NCC and the Clinical             To graduate students who employ the five components of
Education Settings                                               being a true professional - character, attitude, excellence,
                                                                 competency and conduct. (James R. Ball, Professionalism is
Through mutual respect, in a learner-centered environment,       for Everyone).
we will collectively educate students to embrace the following
components of the profession:                                    The student will be able to:

 •   Effective Communication                                       • look and act like professionals.
 •   Technical Competency and Proficiency                          • know right from wrong, good from bad, and fair and
 •   Professionalism                                                 unfair.
 •   Problem Solving                                               • approach all individuals, situations, and circumstances
                                                                     with respect and sound judgment.
Program Features for Certified / Registered (ARRT)
Radiographers                                                    Radiography,
A separate program is offered for currently certified and        Associate in Applied Science Degree
registered ARRT radiographers who were educated in
                                                                 Course Code                Course Title              Credits
hospital-based radiography programs and now want to earn
an associate's degree. 64 - credits are required for degree                                 First Semester
completion as follows:                                           BIOS 204                   Human Anatomy and           4
                                                                                            Physiology I
 • 32 - credits awarded to currently registered ARRT
   radiographers                                                 RADT 102                   Fundamentals of             3
 • 32 - credits of specified general education courses                                      Radiologic Sciences
                                                                 RADT 107                   Clinical Education I        2
Radiography Program Goals and Related Outcomes:
                                                                 RADT 111                   Radiographic                4
Goal:                                                                                       Procedures I
To graduate students who are clinically competent.               RADT 113                   Imaging and Exposure        2
The student will be able to:                                                                                            15

 • position, accurately and in a timely manner in order to                                  Second Semester
   visualize the appropriate anatomical structures.              BIOS 254                   Human Anatomy and           4
 • select technical factors that will produce an optimal                                    Physiology II
   image.
 • employ principles of radiation protection.                    ENGL 101C                  English I                   3
                                                                 RADT 127                   Clinical Education II       3
Goal:
                                                                 RADT 208                   Imaging Equipment           3
To graduate students who communicate effectively through
                                                                                            and Radiation
word choice, level of explanation, and method of delivery.
                                                                                            Production
The student will be able to:                                     RADT 210                   Level II Radiographic       4
                                                                                            Procedures
 •   write an accurate patient history.
 •   write effectively.                                                                                                 17
 •   listen, understand, and judge what the speaker is saying.
                                                                                            Summer Session
 •   speak using effective word choice, level of explanation
     and method of delivery.                                     RADT 137                   Clinical Education III      3
                                                                                                                        3
Goal:
To graduate students who analyze situations using problem                                   Third Semester
solving principles to foster better patient care.
                                                                 CMTH 102                   Speech                      3
The student will be able to:                                                                Communication
                                                                 ENGL 151C                  English II                  3
 • do alternative positioning methods.
 • critique the image and evaluate radiographic quality.         MATH 140 or                College Algebra or
 • manipulate exposure factors.                                  MATH 150                   Introductory Statistics     3
Goal:                                                            RADT 125                   Sectional Anatomy for       1
                                                                                            Medical Imagers

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      RADT 205                Pathology for               2          CMTH 102                  Speech                       3
                              Radiographers                                                    Communication
      RADT 207                Clinical Education IV       3          ENGL 101C                 English I                    3
      RADT 242                Digital Imaging and         2          ENGL 151                  English II                   3
                              Analysis                               MATH 140 or               College Algebra or
                                                         17          MATH 150                  Introductory Statistics      3
                              Fourth Semester                        PSYC 103                  Introduction to              3
      PSYC 103                Introduction to             3                                    Psychology
                              Psychology                             --------------            Social Science:              3
      RADT 201                Advanced Imaging            2                                    Societies and
                                                                                               Institutions over Time
      RADT 227                Clinical Education V        5
                                                                                               (SIT) or Arts and
      RADT 230                Radiation Biology/          3                                    Humanities (AH)
                              Protection                                                       Elective
      RADT 245                Senior Seminar              1          --------------            Elective                     3
      -----------             Elective                    3
                                                                                               Total Credits               64
                                                         17

                              Total Credits              69          Transfer Potential: Bloomsburg University, Cedar Crest
                                                                     College, Misericordia University, DeSales University, East
       • Human Anatomy and Physiology I is substituted for one       Stroudsburg University, Franklin University, Gwynedd-Mercy
         of the Human Knowledge Courses.                             College, Kutztown University, Thomas Jefferson University,
       • The Social Science (SIT) requirement has been included      University of St. Francis, Washburn University
         in program courses.
       • The Diversity (D) requirement is satisfied by the           Career Potential: Radiographer (R), Administrator, Bone
         completion of ENGL 151C.                                    Densitometrist (BD), Interventional Technologist (IR),
       • Writing Intensive (WI) work and computer                    Computed Tomography Technologist (CT), Health Physicist,
         competencies are included in various courses in this        Instructor, Mammographer (M), Magnetic Resonance
         program. Thus, completing the program automatically         Technologist (MR), Nuclear Medicine Technologist (N),
         satisfies the Writing Intensive (WI) and computing          Quality Management [Quality Assurance/Quality Control]
         requirements for this program.                              (QM), Radiation Therapist (T), Sales Representative,
                                                                     Sonographer (RDMS)
      NOTE: It is recommended that those students entering the
      radiography program without computer skills from previous
      educational experiences take one if not all of the following
                                                                     Real Estate
      Open Entrance/Open Exit 1-credit courses:                      Business & Technology
      OFAD 141 Introduction to Word                                  Specialized Diploma conferred
      OFAD 142 Introduction to Excel
      OFAD 143 Introduction to Access                                Program Narrative
                                                                     Whether you enjoy helping families make the biggest
      Radiography for Registered Technologists,                      financial decision of their lives or facilitate commercial real
      Associate in Applied Science Degree                            estate purchases and leases, becoming a licensed real estate
                                                                     broker can be an exciting and financially rewarding
      Course Code             Course Title             Credits       experience. Northampton's Real Estate program is a special
                                                                     evening program approved by the Pennsylvania Real Estate
      --------------          Radiography Registry       32          Commission.
                              (Current Certification
                              by the ARRT)                           Northampton's program is offered as in-service training to
      BIOS 204                Human Anatomy and           4          real estate officers as well as to employees of construction
                              Physiology I                           firms, banks, and public utilities. The program is particularly
                                                                     valuable if you are preparing for state licensor examination to
      BIOS 254                Human Anatomy and           4          become a salesperson or a broker.
                              Physiology II
                                                                     Program Features
      CISC ___                Computer Elective           3          Real estate students learn how a real estate salesperson,
                                                                     working under the supervision of a real estate broker,
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transaction. After successfully completing the courses, Real
Estate Fundamentals and Real Estate Practice, students will
                                                                    Small Business Management
qualify to sit for the state real estate salesperson license.       Business & Technology
Upon the successful completion of the entire program,
students will have met the necessary educational                    Specialized Diploma conferred
requirements to qualify for the state real estate broker license
                                                                    Program Narrative
test.
                                                                    Small business continues to be a major area of economic
Program Outcomes                                                    growth, outstripping projected rates for other business
Graduates of the program will:                                      sectors. Over one half of all employed people in the United
                                                                    States are working in small businesses. If you are planning to
  • Understand the substantive real estate terminology and          be a part of that growth, you will want to have an edge on
    issues, ethical values, and general office skills to function   the competition.
    effectively in a real estate office.                            Northampton's Small Business Management program is
  • Understand the professional requirements necessary to           designed specifically for small business owners and managers,
    consummate a real estate transaction.                           or potential owners and managers.
  • Demonstrate the professional skills to properly
    complete the documents required for a real estate               If you're a small business owner who thinks you can't find
    transaction.                                                    the time to improve your business skills, Northampton's
  • Demonstrate professional behavior and necessary                 specialized diploma program is for you. The program can be
    competence under the supervision of a real estate               completed in a year and can be completed online for added
    broker in the performance of representation of real             convenience.
    estate clients.
  • Demonstrate the requisite competence necessary for the          If you've always wanted to start your own business, this
    successful completion of the state real estate                  program is also a great option. By completing this sequence
    salesperson license.                                            of courses, you can take your idea from dream to business
                                                                    plan.
Real Estate,
                                                                    Program Features
Specialized Diploma Evening Sequence Only
                                                                    Course work in this program is up-to-date and practical,
Course Code                Course Title              Credits        covering a variety of relevant topics such as marketing and
REAL 101                   Real Estate                 2            sales, financial and personnel management, microcomputers
                           Fundamentals                             for small business, and small business law.
REAL 105                   Real Estate Practice        2            Our program can be completed in just two semesters of
REAL 111                   Real Estate Law I           3            study in convenient evening sessions or online, allowing you
                                                                    to earn your diploma and still maintain your full-time job.
REAL 115                   Real Estate                 2            Upon graduation, you will be ready to succeed on your own
                           Construction                             terms in your own business. Members of Northampton's
REAL 121                   Real Estate Law II          3            placement staff, as well as instructors within the program,
                                                                    can assist you in meeting your career goals.
REAL 201                   Real Estate Finance         4
                                                                    Special Note: You can enter this program any given
REAL 203                   Real Estate Appraisal I     3            semester and can complete it within one year by attending
REAL 205                   Real Estate Office          2            evening classes on a part-time basis.
                           Management
                                                                    Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further
REAL 223                   Real Estate Appraisal       3            information.
                           II
                                                                    Program Outcomes
                           Total Credits               24           Graduates of the program will:

                                                                      • Apply practices necessary to operate a small business
Career Potential: Real Estate Officer, Construction Firm
                                                                        successfully.
Employee, Public Utility Employee
                                                                      • Understand the role of all major business functions in
                                                                        the successful operation of the small business.
                                                                      • Develop comprehensive and thorough business plans.
                                                                      • Understand the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship.
                                                                      • Demonstrate a knowledge base that will allow them to
                                                                        continue to learn and develop skills to enhance their
                                                                        ability to operate a small business.

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       • Recognize where to go to find help and information to         Program Features
         support their entrepreneurial efforts.                        Northampton's core liberal arts curriculum gives you the
       • Understand accounting transactions and use financial          solid background you will need to transfer successfully.
         statements as decision-making tools.                          Courses in sociology, psychology, history, and biology
                                                                       compliment the knowledge, values and skills of social work
      Small Business Management,                                       practice in the United States and globally.
      Specialized Diploma
                                                                       Our program transfers to many schools of social work in the
      Course Code              Course Title            Credits         region, including Cedar Crest College, Alvernia College,
      SBUS 101                 Introduction to Small       1           Kutztown University, Marywood University, and Misericordia
                               Business                                University. If you have a transfer program in mind, you are
                                                                       encouraged to check with that institution to see what its
      SBUS 102                 Accounting for Small        2
                                                                       transfer requirements may be. You can then consult with
                               Business
                                                                       your Northampton advisor and/or social work faculty for
      SBUS 103                 Financial Management        1           elective recommendations and guidance. The Social Work
                               for Small Business                      program is offered at both the Bethlehem and Monroe
      SBUS 105                 Marketing Methods           1           campuses, and online.
                               for Small Business                      Students in the Social Work program may also use it to work
                                                                       toward a BS in Health Service Administration by starting at
      SBUS 106                 Personnel                   1           Northampton and transferring to East Stroudsburg
                               Management                              University. Northampton and ESU have developed a course-
      SBUS 110                 Business Planning for       1           for-course agreement so that students may start taking classes
                               Small Business                          for their major while at Northampton, and then seamlessly
                                                                       transfer to ESU to complete the degree.
      SBUS ___                 Small Business              3
                               Electives +                             Program Outcomes
                               Total Credits              10           Graduates of the program will:

      + Small Business Elective options: SBUS 107, 108, 109, 111,        • Be prepared for transfer to a four-year college/
      112, 114                                                             university offering the B.S.W. degree.
                                                                         • Relate in writing the history and nature of social work in
      Career Potential: Business Owner, Small Business Manager             the U.S.
                                                                         • Explore and articulate cultural values and contributions
                                                                           of diverse cultural groups.
      Social Work                                                        • Learn to think critically in several liberal arts disciplines
                                                                           and to articulate problems and solutions in writing and
      Humanities & Social Sciences                                         speech.
      Degree awarded: Associate in Arts
                                                                       Social Work
      Program Narrative                                                Associate in Arts Degree
      If you are looking for a career with meaning, one that allows
      you to have a direct and positive impact on the lives of         Course Code                Course Title            Credits
      others, social work is an excellent choice. Most positions in                               First Semester
      the field of social work require a bachelor's degree.
      Northampton's Social Work program is an affordable               BIOS 105                   Contemporary                4
      beginning to your baccalaureate degree in social work.                                      Biology
                                                                       CMTH 102                   Speech                      3
      Social work requires excellent skills in communication,                                     Communication
      problem solving, observation, and critical thinking. It is a
      demanding and rewarding profession. Students in our              ENGL 101C                  English I                   3
      program are expected to take part in hands-on service            SOCA 103                   Principles of               3
      learning opportunities and are also encouraged to get                                       Sociology (SSHB)
      involved in Social Work Club activities. If you are interested
                                                                       ARTA 101 or                Art History Survey
      in learning more about the field, we suggest you consider
                                                                                                  (AH) or
      taking the Introduction to Social Work course.
      After graduation from a Bachelor in Social Work degree           MUSC 101 or                Introduction to Music
      program (BSW), you may seek professional employment in                                      (AH) or
      one of the many social and community agencies locally and        CMTH 110 or                Introduction to the         3
      beyond or choose to enter a graduate program in social work                                 Theatre (AH)
      (MSW). You may then become a licensed social worker.

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                                                    16           Policy and Planning, Politics, Public Welfare, Research,
                                                                 School Social Work
                         Second Semester
                                                                 NCC students have transferred to BSW PROGRAMS
BIOS 160                 Human Biology               4           AT: Cedar Crest College, Kutztown University, Alvernia
ENGL 151C                English II                  3           College, Millersville University,
PSYC 103                 Introduction to             3
                         Psychology                              Sport Management
SCWK 101                 Introduction to Social      3           Business & Technology
                         Work
                                                                 Degree awarded: Associate in Arts
SOCA 125                 Sociology of Families       3
                                                                 Program Narrative
                                                    16
                                                                 For every professional player or coach you see on the court,
                         Third Semester                          the sports industry employs thousands more people behind
                                                                 the scenes. You could be one. Our new, highly competitive
MATH 150                 Introductory Statistics     3           Sport Management program will prepare you to be a first-
POLS 110                 American National           3           round draft choice for many professional positions in the
                         Government (SIT)                        sports industry or to launch a business of your own.
SOCA 102G                Cultural Anthropology       3           You can earn an associate's degree from Northampton after
                         (D)                                     four semesters of full-time study and enter the workforce at
PSYC 258                 Developmental               3           the entry level, however to be the most competitive job
                         Psychology                              candidate possible, a bachelor's degree in the field is
                                                                 recommended.
--------------           Elective +                  3
                                                    15           The Sport Management transfer program combines
                                                                 Northampton's two years of study with two additional years
                         Fourth Semester                         at DeSales University. The bachelor's degree will prepare you
HIST 163                 American History II         3           for employment in these areas: Intercollegiate Athletics,
                                                                 Professional Sport, Facility Management, Campus Recreation
PHIL 202G                Ethics and Moral            3           Programs, Community Based Sport, Sport Information,
                         Problems                                Sport Marketing and Promotion, Sport Law, Fund Raising
SOCA 105                 American Ethnicity          3           and Development, Sales, Public Relations, Sport Journalism,
                                                                 Club Management, Corporate Fitness, Physical Fitness,
SOCA 204                 Social Problems             3           Athletic Training/Sports Medicine, Aquatics Management,
--------------           Elective +                  3           Consulting, and Entrepreneurship.
                                                    15           Program Features
                                                                 The program includes four semesters of study; 21 classes for
                         Total Credits              62           a total of either 60 or 61 credits. Our curriculum includes a
                                                                 strong background in general academic skills and all the
+ Recommended Electives: Students should consult their           specialty courses you will need to transfer into a four-year
advisor and select electives based on the social work program    program. Courses include marketing, event planning,
at the college to which they will transfer. Students may elect   management fundamentals and more. Our agreement with
Spanish; or other suitable courses from the list of AA/AS        nearby DeSales University assures you a smooth transfer into
degree electives at the front of the college catalog.            their Sport Administration program.
  • Taking both English I and English II in computer
     intensive sections satisfies the computing requirement      Our advisors are ready to coach you in how to get the most
     for this program, i.e., ENGL 101C and ENGL 151C.            out of your NCC experience. You will work closely with
  • Completion of both SOCA 102G and PHIL 202G                   professors who want to see you succeed, both academically
     satisfies the Writing Intensive (WI) requirement and the    and in the sports world. Courses in this program are offered
     Diversity (D) requirement.                                  primarily during the day.
                                                                 Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further
Career Potential: You will find Social Workers in:               information.
Administration and Management, Advocacy and Community
Organization, Aging and Gerontology, Alcohol, Tobacco and
Other Drugs, Child Welfare and Family, Developmental
Disabilities, Health Care Social Work, Justice and
Corrections, International Social Work, Mental Health and
Clinical Social Work, Occupational and EAP Social Work,

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      Program Outcomes                                               PSYC 103                Introduction to             3
      Graduates of the program will:                                                         Psychology
                                                                     SPRT 152G               Sports in Society           3
        • Be prepared to transfer into a Sport Management
          program at a four-year college or university.              ------------            Mathematics (QL) or       3/4
        • Be able to apply the principles and functions of                                   Science (SCI) Elective
          management to a sport management related venue.            ------------            Social Science:
        • Be able to use sport marketing knowledge to construct                              Societies and
          and implement a comprehensive plan for a collegiate                                Institutions over Time
          event as a member of a planning group.                                             (SIT) or
        • Be able to use both current and historical data in order
          to make a connection between sport and societal issues.                            Social Science:             3
        • Identify a career option within the field of Sport                                 Scientific Study of
          Management.                                                                        Human Behavior
                                                                                             Elective (SSHB)
      Sport Management,                                                                                               15/16
      Associate in Arts Degree
                                                                                             Fourth Semester
      Course Code                Course Title             Credits
                                                                     SPRT 162                Facility Management         3
                                 First Year
                                                                                             and Event Planning
      CMTH 102                   Speech                     3
                                                                     ------------            Physical Education          1
                                 Communication
                                                                                             Elective
      ENGL 101C                  English I                  3
                                                                     ------------            Social Science:             3
      SPRT 101                   Introduction to Sport      3                                Societies and
                                 Management                                                  Institutions over Time
      CISC___                    Computer Elective          3                                (SIT)

      ------------               Physical Education         1        ------------            Science Elective (SCI)      4
                                 Elective                            ------------            Elective                    3
      ------------               Mathematics Elective       3                                                           14
                                 (QL)
                                                                                             Total Credits            60/61
                                                            16
                                                                      • For their Arts and Humanities (AH) and Social Science:
                                 Second Semester                        Societies and Institutions over Time (SIT) or Social
      BUSA 205                   Management                 3           Science: Scientific Study of Human Behavior (SSHB)
                                 Fundamentals                           Electives, students must select courses from the list of
                                                                        approved courses in each of those categories.
      ENGL 151                   English II                 3         • The Mathematics Elective (QL) and at least one of the
      ------------               Arts & Humanities          3           Science (SCI) Electives must be selected from the list of
                                 Elective (AH)                          approved general education courses in each of those
                                                                        categories.
      ------------               Social Science:                      • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).
                                 Societies and                        • Completion of SPRT 152G satisfies the Writing
                                 Institutions over Time                 Intensive program-related requirement. In addition,
                                 (SIT) or                               students must take one General Education course in a
                                 Social Science:            3           Writing Intensive (WI) section.
                                 Scientific Study of
                                 Human Behavior                      Career Potential: Management Position in Sport
                                 Elective (SSHB)
                                                                     NCC students have transferred to: East Stroudsburg
      ------------               Elective                   3        University, DeSales University, Bloomsburg University,
                                                            15       Pennsylvania State University, West Chester University,
                                                                     Kutztown University, Temple University, York College
                                 Third Semester
      BUSA 131                   Principles of              3
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Sports Medicine: Athletic                                             • High school biology (or NCC equivalent BIOS 107,
                                                                        115) with a grade of C or better.
Training                                                              • One year of HS algebra (or NCC MATH 022) with a
                                                                        grade of C or better.
Allied Health & Sciences                                              • Eligibility to take English 101.
Degree awarded: Associate in Science
                                                                     Meeting the admission requirements does not guarantee
Program Narrative                                                    admission to the program. Primary consideration is given to
                                                                     those students who have Bs in program sciences. If available
The field of sports medicine is gaining in popularity and
                                                                     spaces in the program are not filled by students who have
employment opportunities are expanding. The demand for
                                                                     met the aforementioned standards, the College reserves the
Certified Athletic Trainers in particular is increasing. Certified
                                                                     right to accept students who have, in the judgment of the
Athletic Trainers are employed in secondary schools, colleges,
                                                                     College, the potential to complete the Sports Medicine
universities, professional sports, hospitals, sports medicine
                                                                     program.
clinics and the durable medical equipment industry.
                                                                     After You Have Been Accepted
A career as a Certified Athletic Trainer requires a bachelor's       Students who have been accepted to the Sports Medicine
degree at the entry level. If you're planning to attend a four-      program will be required to submit:
year college or university, Northampton's Sports Medicine:
Athletic Training program is an affordable way to start your          • A Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check
education. With a curriculum that parallels the first two years         or FBI Clearance.
of most four-year programs, NCC's program can save you                • Required physical examination forms and immunization
thousands of dollars on your undergraduate degree.                      history.
                                                                      • Documentation of recent hepatitis B vaccination or
The Associate in Science degree in Sports Medicine with a               relevant titer.
concentration in Athletic Training is designed to prepare
students to successfully transfer to a four year CAATE               Deadline
accredited athletic training program. Students will also be          In order to be considered, you must submit an application
prepared to transfer to other four year specialty programs           and all transcripts by February 1 for the Fall semester start
within the realm of exercise science. In addition, students in       date. Applications received after that date will be reviewed on
our program develop a level of expertise in sports medicine          a space available basis.
that opens up additional employment opportunities as a
personal trainer or health fitness instructor immediately upon       Program Outcomes
graduation from NCC.                                                 The Associate in Science in Sports Medicine: Athletic
                                                                     Training program will:
Students in the program learn basic skills in the prevention,
emergency care, assessment, and rehabilitation of athletic            • Prepare students to transfer to and excel in a 4 year
injuries to prepare them to pursue certification as an athletic         Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training
trainer. Sports Medicine courses include on-campus labs and             Education (CAATE) athletic training program.
observational hours in a variety of professional settings. The        • Provide students with the knowledge to sit for the
Sports Medicine program can be completed on a full-time or              National Strength and Conditioning Association's
part-time basis. Students pursuing the degree on a part-time            Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) exam, the
basis are highly encouraged to complete the science related             American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM)
courses prior to entering the program specific courses (i.e.            Certified Personal Trainer exam, or ACSM's Health
Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, etc.). The program                     Fitness Instructor (HFI) exam.
requires students to have a good knowledge base in science            • Students will demonstrate knowledge of prevention,
and math to be successful. Students are advised to speak with           management, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and
an academic advisor to discuss their entrance and success in            begin to bridge the gap between classroom knowledge
the program.                                                            and clinical practice.
Program Requirements                                                  • Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem
The Sports Medicine program requires a minimum of four                  solving skills and gain knowledge on how to apply them
academic semesters to complete. Students are admitted to the            to athletic training situations.
program once a year (August). Admission is on a competitive           • Students will gain knowledge in athletic training
basis. Applicants shall have a high school diploma or GED.              professional development standards.
                                                                      • Provide students with knowledge of athletic training
The minimum admission requirements to the program                       practice standards and employment settings as well as
include:                                                                the behavioral attitudes needed to excel in the athletic
                                                                        training environment.
 • Completion of high school chemistry with a grade of B              • Students will learn effective communication among
   or better (or NCC's CHEM 135).                                       health care providers and other integral members within


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           the field of athletic training (administrators, coaches,   SMAT 260                 Exercise Physiology         3
           family, and community).                                                             and Exercise
                                                                                               Prescription
      Sports Medicine: Athletic Training,
                                                                                                                           14
      Associate in Science Degree
      Course Code               Course Title              Credits                              Total Credits               63
                                First Year                             • For the Arts and Humanities (AH) Elective, students
                                                                         must select courses from the list of approved courses in
      BIOS 204                  Anatomy &                    4
                                                                         that category.
                                Physiology I
                                                                       • Either the AH Elective, PSYC 103, or SOCA 102 must
      CMTH 102                  Speech                       3           be taken in a writing intensive (WI) section.
                                Communication                          • One course should be designated as Diversity (D).
      ENGL 101C                 English I                    3
                                                                      Career Potential: Certified Athletic Trainer, Personal
      PSYC 103                  Introduction to              3        Trainer, Health Fitness Instructor, Group Fitness Instructor,
                                Psychology                            Exercise Physiologist, Exercise Specialist, Weight
      SMAT 101                  Foundations of               3        Management Consultant
                                Athletic Training &
                                                                      Transfer Potential: East Stroudsburg University, Temple
                                Sports Medicine
                                                                      University, West Chester University, DeSales University
                                                             16

                                Second Semester                       Surgical Technology
      BIOS 254                  Anatomy &                    4        Allied Health & Sciences
                                Physiology II                         Degree awarded: Associate in Applied Science
      ENGL 151                  English II                   3
                                                                      Program Narrative
      HEAL 150                  Contemporary Health          3
                                                                      Surgical Technicians are increasingly important members of
      SMAT 230                  Prevention and               3        operating room teams. Working under the supervision of
                                Management of Sport                   surgeons, registered nurses and other surgical personnel, they
                                and Fitness Injuries                  are vital to providing quality patient care.
      SMAT 235                  Basic Athletic Training      1
                                                                      Northampton's Associate in Applied Science Degree
                                Techniques Lab
                                                                      program prepares students to assist in the operating room.
      SOCA 102                  Cultural                     3        Through our collaborative partnership with St. Luke's
                                Anthropology                          Hospital and Health Network, the program includes
                                                             17       exceptional clinical experience. NCC's Surgical Technician
                                                                      graduates are ready to join the growing healthcare workforce.
                                Third Semester                        NCC is accredited by the commission on Accreditation of
                                                                      Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon
      CHEM 135                  Chemistry of Life            4        recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee on
      MATH 140                  College Algebra              3        Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
                                                                      (ARC-STSA).
      NUTR 105                  Introduction to              3
                                Nutrition                             Courses in the first two semesters provide students with the
      SMAT 202                  Kinesiology: Applied         3        foundational prerequisites to the clinical experience sequence.
                                Anatomy                               Surgical Technology students are oriented to the surgical
                                                                      suite and the daily routine of the facility. They initially
      ------------              Arts & Humanities            3        observe surgical cases and then begin a gradual progression
                                Elective (AH)                         to assisting in more complex surgical procedures.
                                                             16
                                                                      The Surgical Technology Program consists of 30 credits of
                                Fourth Semester                       course work. Courses prepare graduates to care for patients
                                                                      throughout the lifespan. Concentrated clinical experiences
      PHYS 101                  Physics I                    4
                                                                      are part of all Surgical Technology courses and are scheduled
      MATH 150                  Statistics                   3        up to four days a week in an operating room setting. This
      SMAT 240G                 Acute Care of Athletic       4        provides students the opportunity to apply their class work in
                                Injuries and Illness                  a real-world setting and incorporate advanced critical
                                                                      thinking. Courses must be taken sequentially.

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Core Progressive Threads of the Surgical Technology I-          • Submit results of required lab tests and immunizations
IV courses                                                        and drug screen
                                                                • Submit certificate in Basic Life Support for Health Care
 • Identify the role of the Surgical Technologist as a            providers throughout the program
   member of the surgical team                                  • Submit results of Criminal History Record Information
 • Apply the principles of asepsis in the operating room          (CHRI), Child and Elder Abuse History Clearance, FBI
   setting                                                        Clearance, and Drug Screening.
 • Demonstrate appropriate use and care of basic
   instruments, equipment, and supplies                        Deadlines
 • Demonstrate safe perioperative patient care in basic        In order to be considered, applicants must submit an
   surgical procedures and in various specialties under the    application and all transcripts by February 1 for the fall
   supervision of the operating room team                      semester. Applications received after these dates will be
 • Demonstrate appropriate use and care of specialty           reviewed on a space available basis.
   instruments, equipment, and supplies
                                                               Program Goals
Special Features                                               To produce graduates:
 • Graduates of the St. Luke's Surgical Technology              • who complete the program objectives and associated
   Certificate Program are eligible for admission for the         Surgical Technology competencies.
   AAS degree in Surgical Technology upon meeting the           • who have a broad knowledge base and the intellectual
   admission requirements for this program. Surgical              skills enabling the Surgical Technologist to embrace
   Technology courses from St. Luke's Surgical Technology         lifelong learning.
   Certificate program are transferable.                        • who protect themselves, peers, co-workers, and patients
 • All students completing the AAS in Surgical Technology         from communicable disease and are concerned with
   Degree Program will be expected to take the                    patient safety.
   Certification for Surgical Technologist's examination        • who are competent to pass the Certification for Surgical
   within one year of completing the program.                     Technologist's examination within one (1) year of
                                                                  completing the program.
Program Requirements
                                                                • who meet or exceed the needs of their employers.
Admission is on a competitive basis. Applicants shall have      • who have been prepared as competent entry-level
completed work equivalent to a standard high school course        surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge)
with a minimum of 16 units including 4 units of English, 3        psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning
units of Social Sciences, 2 units of mathematics (one of          domains.
which is Algebra), and 2 units of science with a related        • who have a broad knowledge base.
laboratory or the equivalent.
                                                               Program Guidelines: Minimum
The minimum admission requirement to the program
                                                               Upon completion of the program students must
includes completion of high school biology with a grade of
                                                               demonstrate entry level proficiency in all areas of general
C or better or NCC BIOS 115 with a grade of C or better
                                                               surgery and specialty procedures:
and one year of high school algebra with a C or better or
NCC MATH 022 with a C or better. A minimum (high                • The number of cases required for graduation from
school or college) GPA of 2.50 is required. Meeting the           NCC-AAS program is 120 cases (AST, 2011). As per
minimum admissions requirements does not guarantee                the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST), Core
admission to the program.                                         Curriculum for Surgical Technology, 6th Edition, the following
                                                                  will apply:
Primary consideration is given to students with a strong
                                                                    • Each student will complete 30 cases in General
science background. If available places in the program are
                                                                        Surgery (AST, 2011)
not filled by students who have met the aforementioned
                                                                          • Twenty (20)cases in the First Scrub Role
standards, the College reserves the right to accept students
                                                                          • Ten (10) cases in the Second Scrub Role
who have, in the judgment of the college, the potential to
                                                                    • Each student will complete ninety (90) cases in a
complete the Surgical Technology program.
                                                                        variety of surgical specialties (AST, 2011)
After Being Accepted to the Program                                     (Minimum of 5 and Maximum of 15 in each
                                                                        specialty)
Surgical Technology students must be in good physical and                 • Sixty (60) cases in the First Scrub Role
mental health. After acceptance into the program, students                • Thirty (30) cases in the Second Scrub Role (AST,
are required to                                                              2011)
                                                                               • Ten (10) can be diagnostic laparoscopy
 • Carry and maintain health insurance
                                                                                   cases
 • Have physical examination
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            • References:                                                    SURG 110                 Surgical Technology         9
               Association of Surgical Technologists. (2011). Core                                    III
               Curriculum for Surgical Technologists, 6th edition, p. 174.   ------------             Elective                    3
               Littleton, CO: Association of Surgical
               Technologists.                                                                                                    12
        • Pass their Certification for Surgical Technologist's
          examination within one (1) year of completing the                                           Summer Session
          program.                                                           SURG 115                 Surgical Technology         9
                                                                                                      IV
      Qualitative outcomes:
                                                                                                                                  9
      To produce graduates:
                                                                                                      Total Credits              66
        • who will attain proficient entry level surgical
          technologists skills.                                               • Completion of PHIL 202G satisfies the Writing
        • who demonstrate competent patient skills.                             Intensive (WI) requirement.
        • who adapt to change.                                                • Completion of both English I and English II in
        • who protect themselves, peers, co-workers, and patients               Computer-intensive sections (i.e. ENGL 101C and
          from communicable disease and are concerned with                      ENGL 151C) will satisfy the Computing requirement.
          patient safety.
                                                                             Career Potential: First Assistant Surgical Technologist, Sales
      Surgical Technology,                                                   Representative, Central Supplies/ Processing/Distribution,
      Associate in Applied Science Degree                                    Supervisor of other Surgical Technologists, Certified Surgical
                                                                             Technologist (CST)
      Course Code                 Course Title               Credits
                                  First Semester
                                                                             Theatre
      BIOS 204                    Human Anatomy and              4
                                  Physiology I                               Humanities & Social Sciences
      CMTH 102                    Speech                         3           Degree awarded: Associate in Arts
                                  Communication
                                                                             Program Narrative
      ENGL 101C                   English I                      3           The curriculum is designed to parallel the courses and
      PSYC 103                    Introduction to                3           experiences found in the first two years of a B.A. Theatre
                                  Psycholo