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Policy & Curriculum Changes

Posted in Northampton NOW 8/9/2013  

GOVERNANCE ACTIONS  

In accordance with the procedures of the Northampton Community College Governance system, Dr. Erickson has approved the following proposals as posted on Today at NCC on 7/8/2013: 

Curriculum Committee Items

May 7, 2013 Meeting  

PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT  

Creation of New Course:  PHED 235, Intermediate Yoga. (1 Cr) (0.5:1.5);  Pre-requisites: PHED 135  Yoga and Pilates. 

                             Effective:  Spring 2014  

LIBRARY TECH ASSISTANT DEPARTMENT  

Change in Course Sequence for the Library Technical Assistant program. 

          Move:  LIBT 209 from elective course options to program requirement. 

                             Effective:  Fall 2013 

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT  

Change in Course Title, Course Description and add (D) Diversity Designation to ENGL 250-G, Contemporary Latin American Literature in Translation. 

Current Course Title:  Contemporary Latin American Literature in Translation.

Proposed Course Title:  Latin American Literature. 

          Current Course Description:   Contemporary Latin American Literature through the

          works of the major authors of the time, e.g. Borges, Marquez, Vargas, Llosa,

          Fuentes, etc. 

Proposed Course Description:  This course is a survey of contemporary Latin

American writers, including Borges, Allende, Garcia Marquez, Vargas Llosa, Fuents

and others.  The emphasis of the course is on reading and writing, with an additional

focus on history, culture and literary terms.  The course is conducted in English,

including class discussions, readings  and assignments. 

                   Effective:  Fall 2013 

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT  

Creation of New Course:  EDUC 260-G, Adolescent Development & Cognition (3 Cr) (3:0); Pre-requisites: ENGL 101 and EDUC 115 

                             Effective:  Fall 2013  

Add EDUC 260-G, Adolescent Development & Cognition to Middle Level Education Grades 4 to 8, Secondary Education, and Secondary Education: Math/Science degree programs.  

Third Semester: 

Add:  EDUC 260-G, Adolescent Development & Cognition

Remove:  One Transfer Elective+ 

                             Effective:  Fall 2013 

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION DEPARTMENT  

Change in Course Description and Pre-requisites for EARL 263-G, Internship-Early Childhood. 

Current Course Description:  Interns apply and synthesize their knowledge of children's development and learning within various cultural contexts.  They create and implement standards-based learning experiences and aesthetic environments that integrate all curricular areas.  They use assessment tools to evaluate    children's learning and action research to identify and investigate one aspect of their classroom practice. They partner with families and communities. Requires ten hours working with children, a 2-hour weekly seminar, Action Research Project and Program Assessment Portfolio. 

Proposed Course Description:  Students apply, analyze, and synthesize their knowledge of children's development and learning within the context of cultural, linguistic, and ability diversity.  They create and implement standards-based learning experiences and aesthetic environments that integrate all curricular areas within the Art as a Way of Learning (AWL) framework.  Students use evidence based practices emphasizing Universal Design for Learning (UDL).  Students assess children's learning and build reciprocal partnerships with families and professionals; they use community resources to support children's growth and development. 

This course requires 2 hour weekly seminar class for 15 weeks and 150 hours (10 hrs/wk) of field experiences (lab) in programs serving children Pre-K to Grade 4; hours must be spread over three mornings.  Early childhood program must be a licensed family group, center, Head Start, faith-based, pre-k or nursery school setting.  The course is designated as a writing intensive course.  Students are required to do action research and develop a Program Assessment Portfolio.  Additional course fees:  $10.00.  Child Abuse Registry, Criminal Background Check, and FBI clearances are required. Also available through Online Learning. Video/DVD documentation of student teaching required (online students)         

Current Course Pre-requisites:  EARL 106,107,126,128, 208, 216, 217 all with a

          grade of C or better, and a pre or co-req. of EARL 244 

          Proposed Course Pre-requisites:  EARL 106,107,126,128, 208, 216, 217 all with a

                             grade of C or better.  Co-Req.:  EARL 218, EARL 244 and ENGL 101C. 

                   Effective:  Fall 2013 

Change in Course Description and Change in Course Pre-requisite/s for EARL 218, Science in Early Childhood.

 Current Course Description:  Students learn that science is the study of the physical and natural world through observation and experimentation.  Students learn the development of children's scientific thinking within cultural contexts.  They create and implement standards-based science learning experiences and environments emphasizing universal design for children birth to age 9.  Students assess children's learning and build reciprocal partnerships with families and community resources to support and extend children's scientific thinking.

Requires 10 weekly field experiences (labs) in classrooms serving children PreK to grade 4. Pre-req of EARL106.  Completion of EARL107 is recommended. 

Proposed Course Description:  Students learn the development of children's scientific thinking within the context of cultural, linguistic, and ability diversity.  They learn that science is the study of the physical and natural world through observation and experimentation within the Art as a Way of Learning (AWL) framework.  Students create and implement standards-based science learning experiences and environments using evidence based practice emphasizing Universal Design for Learning (UDL).  Students assess children's learning and build reciprocal partnerships with families and professionals; they use community resources to support children's scientific thinking.  Requires 20 hours of (2 hrs/wk) field experiences (labs) in programs serving children Pre-K to Grade 4. Early childhood programs must be a license family, group, center, Head Start, faith-based, pre-k or nursery school setting. Additional course fees:  $10.00.  Child Abuse Registry, Criminal Background Check, and FBI clearances are required.  Also available through Online Learning.  Video/DVD documentation of student teaching required (online students)

 Current Pre-requisites:  EARL 106, Completion of EARL107 is recommended.

Proposed Pre-requisites:  EARL 106, EARL 107 

          Effective:  Fall 2013 

Change in Course Description, Change in Course Title and Change in Course Pre-requisites, EARL 216, Language and Literacy in Early Childhood 

Current Course Title:  Early Childhood Literacy and Language

Proposed Course Title:  Language and Literacy in Early Childhood 

Current Course Description:  Students learn children's use of language for representing and constructing meaning. Students learn literacy standards and stages of children's language development within cultural contexts.  They create and implement literacy learning experiences and environments emphasizing universal design for children birth to age 9.  Students assess children's learning and build reciprocal partnerships with families, speech and reading specialists, librarians and community resources to support and extend language and literacy development. Requires 10 weekly field experiences (labs) in classrooms serving children PreK to grade 4. Pre-req of EARL106.  Completion of EARL107 is recommended. 

Proposed Course Description:  Students learn literacy standards and stages of children's language development within the context of cultural, linguistic and ability diversity.  They learn about children's use of language for representing and constructing meaning within the Art as a Way of Learning (AWL). framework.  Students create and implement standards-based literacy learning experiences and environments using evidence based practices emphasizing University Design for Learning.  Students assess children's learning and build reciprocal partnerships with families and professionals; they use community resources to support children's language growth and development.  

Requires 20 hours of (2 hrs/wk) field experiences (labs) in programs serving children Pre-K to Grade 4. Early childhood programs must be a licensed family, group, center, Head Start, faith-based, pre-k or nursery school setting. Additional course fees:  $10.00.  Child Abuse Registry, Criminal Background Check, and FBI clearances are required.  Also available through Online Learning.  Video/DVD documentation of student teaching required (online students)         

Current Course Pre-requisites:  EARL106.  Completion of EARL107 is recommended. 

Proposed Course Pre-requisites:  EARL 106 and  EARL 107 

                   Effective:  Fall 2013 

Change in Course Description and Change in Course Pre-requisite/s for EARL 208, Math in Early Childhood. 

Current Course Description:  Students learn that mathematics is used to represent and construct meaning through problem solving and reasoning.  Students learn the theories and milestones of logical mathematical development within cultural contexts.  They create, implement standards-based mathematics learning experiences and environments emphasizing universal design for children birth to age 9.  Students assess children's learning and build reciprocal partnerships with families to support and extend children's mathematical thinking. Requires 10 weekly field experiences (labs) in classrooms serving children Pre K to grade 4. Pre-req of EARL106.  Completion of EARL107 is recommended. 

Proposed Course Description:  Students learn theories and stages of cognitive development within the context of cultural, linguistic and ability diversity.  They learn about children's use of math as a language to represent, construct, problem-solve and reason with the Art as a Way of Learning (AWL) framework.  Students create and implement standards-based math learning experiences and environments using evidence based practice emphasizing Universal Design for Learning.  Students assess children's learning and build reciprocal partnerships with families and professionals; they use community resources to support children's growth and development.  

Requires 20 hours of (2 hrs/wk) field experiences (labs) in programs serving children Pre-K to Grade 4. Early childhood programs must be a license family, group, center, Head Start, faith-based, pre-k or nursery school setting. Additional course fees:  $10.00.  Child Abuse Registry, Criminal Background Check, and FBI clearances are required.  Also available through Online Learning.  Video/DVD documentation of student teaching required (online students)

Current Pre-requisite:  EARL106.  Completion of EARL107 is recommended

Proposed Pre-requisite:  EARL 106 and EARL 107. 

          Effective:  Fall 2013

 Change in Course Description and Change in Prerequisite/s for EARL 128, Infant-Toddler Development and Learning. 

Current Course Description:  Students learn developmental theories and milestones of children aged birth to 3 including cultural and developmental variation.  Students learn standards for infants and toddlers and strategies for supporting and extending their learning.  Students create healthy and safe learning experiences and environments that emphasize universal design.  They assess learning and build reciprocal partnerships with parents. Students apply learning in 10 weekly two hour field experiences (labs).  

Proposed Course Description:  Students learn developmental theories and milestones of children aged 0 to 3 within the context of cultural, linguistic, and abilities diversity.  They are introduced to learning standards and infant/toddler curricula including the framework of Art as a Way of Learning (AWL).  Students evaluate healthy and safe indoor and outdoor learning environments integrating Universal Design for Learning (UDL). 

Requires 20 hrs. (2 hrs/wk) field experiences (lab) in programs serving children 0 to 36 months of age.  Early childhood programs must be a licensed family, group, center, Head Start, faith-based, pre-k or nursery school setting.  Additional course fees:  $10.00.  Child Abuse Registry, Criminal Background Check, and FBI clearances are required.  Also available through Online Learning.  Video/DVD documentation of student teaching required (online students only) 

Current Pre-requisite:  EARL106.  Completion of EARL107 is recommended.

Proposed Pre-requisite:  EARL 106 and EARL 107 

                   Effective:  Fall 2013 

Change in Course Description and Change in Course Prerequisites for EARL 126, Arts in Early Childhood. 

Current Course Description:  Students learn that the arts are symbol systems for representing and constructing meaning.  Students learn arts standards and the stages of children's artistic development within cultural contexts.  They create and implement arts-integrated learning experiences and aesthetic environments emphasizing universal design for children birth to age 9.  Students assess children's learning and build reciprocal partnerships with families, arts specialists and arts organizations. Requires 10 weekly field experiences (labs) in classrooms serving children Pre K to grade 4.  

Proposed Course Description:  Students learn about children's artistic development within the context of cultural, linguistic, and ability diversity.  They learn that the arts are symbol systems for representing and constructing meaning.  Students create and implement standards-based arts learning experiences and environments using evidence based practice emphasizing Universal Design for Learning (UDL).  They assess children's artistic development and learn to build reciprocal partnerships with families, professionals, arts specialists and arts organizations to support each child's learning. 

Requires 20 hrs. (2 hrs/wk) field experiences (lab) in programs serving children pre k to grade 4.  Early childhood programs must be a licensed family, group, center, Head Start, faith-based, pre-k or nursery school setting.  Additional course fees:  $10.00.  Child Abuse Registry, Criminal Background Check, and FBI clearances are required.  Also available through Online Learning.  Video/DVD documentation of student teaching required (online students only) 

          Current Pre-requisite:  EARL106.  Completion of EARL107 is recommended.

          Proposed Pre-requisite:  EARL 160 and EARL 107. 

                             Effective:  Fall 2013 

Change in Course Title and Course Description for EARL 107, Observation and Assessment. 

Current Course Title:  Observation and Assessment

Proposed Course Title:  Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood 

Current Course Description:  Students learn methods for observing, documenting and assessing children's learning from birth to age 9.  Students are introduced to learning standards and assessment tools for evaluating safe and healthy indoor and outdoor learning environments emphasizing universal design and aesthetics.  Requires five observational visits to a variety of educational settings- infant/toddler through grade 4.   Pre or coreq with EARL106.  

Proposed Course Description:  Students learn methods of observing, documenting, and assessing children's learning from 0 to age 9 in the context of cultural and developmental variations.  They are introduced to learning standards and assessment tools for evaluating safe and healthy indoor and outdoor learning environments integrating Universal Design for Learning (UDL).  Students learn how to use the Art as a Way of Learning (AWL) framework to observe and assess children's development and learning environments.  

Requires five observational visits in one of the following settings:  infant/toddler through grade 4.  Observation visits total ten hours (two hours each).  Also available through Online Learning.  Child Abuse Registry, Criminal Background Check, and FBI clearances are required. 

          Effective:  Fall 2013 

Change in Course Description for EARL 106, Early Childhood Development and Learning. 

Current Course Description:  Students learn child development theories and milestones birth to age 9 with a focus on cultural and developmental variation. Students also learn inclusive teaching skills and strategies for all children including English Language Learners (ELL).  Developing reciprocal relationships with families is a foundational skill.

Requires five observational visits to a variety of educational settings, infant/toddler through grade 4. 

Proposed Course Description:  Students learn child development theories and milestones from prenatal to age 9 in the context of cultural and developmental variations.  They learn inclusive teaching skills and strategies for all children including English Language Learners (ELL).  Understanding the value of developing respectful, reciprocal relationships with families and community partners is a foundational skill.  Students will be introduced to Art is a Way of Learning (AWL) as a curriculum framework.  Requires five observational visits to a variety of educational settings:  infant/toddler, Preschool/Head Start program, 1st/2nd grade, 3rd/4th grade, and special education classroom.  Observation visits total ten hours (two hours each).  Also available through Online Learning.  Child Abuse Registry, Criminal Background Check, and FBI clearances are required. 

                   Effective:  Fall 2013  

EMERGENCY SERVICES DEPARTMENT  

Change in lecture:lab hours for EMGS 105, Essentials of Interior Firefighting and Emergency Response. 

          Current lecture:lab hours:  (2:2)

          Proposed lecture:lab hours:  (1:1) 

                             Effective:  Fall 2013 

Change in lecture:lab hours for EMGS 104, Essentials of Firefighting and Emergency Response. 

          Current lecture:lab hours:  (4:2)

          Proposed lecture:lab hours:  (3:2) 

                             Effective:  Fall 2013 

Decrease in total program credits for Emergency Services Technology A.A.S. program and Emergency Services Specialist S.D.  

            Emergency Services Technology

          Current Total Credits:  62

          Proposed Total Credits:  61 

          Emergency Services Specialist

          Current Total Credits:  26

          Proposed Total Credits:  25 

                             Effective:  Fall 2013

 Deletion of existing EMGS courses. 

                                      EMGS 102, Building Codes

                                      EMGS 106, Fire Suppression Systems

                                      EMGS 111, Sprinkler Systems

                                      EMGS 112, Detection and Alarm Systems

                                      EMGS 154, Principals of Inspection

                                      EMGS 203, Fire Codes

                                      EMGS 206, Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations

                                      EMGS 215, Advanced Firefighting

                                      EMGS 251, Fire Hydraulic and Pump 

                             Effective:  Fall 2013  

ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT  

Deletion of existing ACCT and BUSA courses.                                     

                             ACCT 291, Special Studies in Accounting

                             ACCT 292, Special Studies in Accounting

                             ACCT 293, Special Studies in Accounting

                             BUSA 135, Principles of Exporting and Importing

                             BUSA 191, Special Studies in Business

                             BUSA 192, Special Studies in Business

                             BUSA 193, Special Studies in Business

                             BUSA 231, Production & Inventory Control

                             BUSA 261, Int'l Busn Pract Firm Acct. Dept.

                             BUSA 262, Int'l Busn Pract Firm HR Dept

                             BUSA 263, Int'l Busn Pract Firm Mrkt Dept

                             BUSA 264, Int'l Busn Pract Firm Purch Dept.

                             BUSA 291, Special Studies in Business Admin

                             BUSA 292, Special Studies in Business Admin

                             BUSA 293, Special Studies in Business Admin 

                   Effective:  Fall 2013  

Change in Course Sequence and Increase Total Program Credits for the Accounting AAS Degree Program. 

          Third Semester:

          Move:  ACCT 202, Managerial Accounting from 4th semester.

          Add:  General Education Elective ++. 

          Fourth Semester:

          Move:  BUSA 201, Business Statistics I to 4th semester. 

          Increase Total program credits from 60 to 63. 

                   Effective:  Fall 2013  

BUSINESS DEPARTMENT  

Change in Course Sequence and Increase Total Program Credits for the Business Administration AA Degree Program.  

            First Semester:

Move Mathematics Elective ++ from 2nd semester.         

Second Semester:

Move: General Education Elective+ from 1st semester 

Third Semester:

Change: Mathematics or Science Elective to Mathematics Elective ++. 

Fourth Semester:

                   Remove:  Business Elective and General Elective.

                   Add:  BUSA 205, Management Fundamentals and

                    Add:  BUSA 131, Principles of Marketing 

                   Reduce Total Program Credits from 61/63 to 62. 

                             Effective:  Fall 2013 

COMPUTER INFORMATION DEPARTMENT 

Change in Course Description for CISC 150, Object-oriented Programming. 

Current Course Description:  Programming for Windows, the Internet and platform-independent programs.  Overview of the packages included with the Java platform such as: stream I/O, programming graphical user interfaces for applications, creating applets, creating objects using inheritance, networking.  

Proposed Course Description:  This course provides an introduction to object-oriented programming using Java.  Basic programming structures such as input, output, decisions and loops, as well as concepts of object-oriented design are covered.  Inheritance, polymorphism, data types such as arrays, strings, enumerated types, and graphical user interfaces are also included. 

                             Effective:  Fall 2013

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Posted in Northampton NOW 8/12/13

  GOVERNANCE ACTIONS  

In accordance with the procedures of the Northampton Community College Governance system, Dr. Erickson has approved the following proposals as posted on Today at NCC on 7/15/13:  

Curriculum Committee Items

May 14, 2013 Meeting  

HUMANITIES Department  

Creation of New Course:  HUMA 150, The Nature of the Environment, (3 Cr.) (3:0), Pre-reqs.:  ENGL 101.

                              Effective:  Fall 2013 

LIBERAL ARTS AAS degree  

ADD Environmental Studies Concentration to the Liberal Arts Degree program. 

                             Effective:  Fall 2013  

ESLL Department  

Creation of New Course:  ESLL 002, Clear Speech I (3 Cr) (3:0);  Pre-reqs.:  None 

                             Effective:  Fall 2013 

Creation of New Course:  ESLL 004, Technology for Academic Success  (3 Cr) (3:0);  Pre-reqs.:  None  

                                    Effective:  Fall 2013  

Creation of New Course ESLL 010, Clear Speech II (3 Cr) Lecture Hours: 30, Lab Hours: 0;  Pre-req.:  English language competence as determined by the ESL department faculty through testing and or course work.

                              Effective:  Fall 2013 

Change in Course Description and Change in Course Title for ESLL 015, ESL Writing III. 

                             Current Course Title:  ESLL 015, ESL Writing III 

                             Proposed Course Title:  ESLL 015, ESL Writing IIIA 

          Current Course Description:  English language learners will study advanced grammar, learn how to select and respond to writing topics, organize ideas, and develop paragraphs in ways that will prepare them for writing in college courses.   Students of this course will develop these skills in a network-based computerized classroom. In addition, students complete 15 hours outside of class using ESL software in the ESL computer lab as part of the requirements for this course. 

          Proposed Course Description:  English language learners will study high intermediate grammar, learn how to select and respond to writing topics, organize ideas, and develop paragraphs in ways that will prepare them for writing in college courses.  Students of this course will develop these skills in a network-based computerized classroom.  In addition, students complete 15 hours outside of class using ESL software in the ESL computer lab as part of the requirements for this course. 

                             Effective:  Fall 2013 

Creation of New Course: ESLL 016, ESL Writing IIIB (3 Cr) (3:0); Pe-reqs.:  English language competence as determined by the ESL department faculty through testing and/or course work. 

                                    Effective:  Fall 2013 

Creation of New Course:  ESLL 021, Writing IV (4 Cr) (4:0);  Pre-reqs.:  English language competence as determined by the ESL department faculty through testing and/or course work. 

                             Effective:  Fall 2013

 Creation of New Course:  ESLL 023, Reading IV          (4 Cr) (4:0);  Pre-reqs.:  English language competence as determined by the ESL department faculty through testing and/or course work. 

                             Effective:  Fall 2013

 Creation of New Course:  ESLL 025, ESL College Success (3 Cr) (3:0);  Pre-req.: English language competence as determined by the ESL department faculty through testing and/or course work. 

                             Effective:  Fall 2013 

Deletion of Existing ESLL Course:   ESLL 020 

                             Effective:  Fall 2013

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Posted in Northampton NOW 6/13/2013

GOVERNANCE ACTIONS

In accordance with the procedures of the Northampton Community College Governance system, Dr. Erickson has approved the following proposals as posted on Today at NCC on 4/11/13:

Curriculum Committee Items

April 2, 2013

 BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Change in Math Requirement for the Biological Science Degree Program.

                             Effective:  Fall 2013

BIOTECHNOGY DEPARTMENT

Change to the Internship Course, Removal of Electives and Reduction In Total Program Credits for The Biotechnology Program.

                              Remove:  BIOT 188 Biotechnology Internship credit requirement.

                             Proposed:  Recommendation of Biotechnology Industrial Internship.

                             Removal of Restricted Electives in the summer session.

                             Current Total Program Credits:  67/69/70

                             Proposed Total Program Credits:  66

                             Effective:  Fall 2013

NURSING DEPARTMENT

 Change to Co-requisites for NURS 231, Nursing Seminar.

                             Current Co-requisites:  NURS 257, NURS 258, CMTH 102, PHIL 202G

                             Proposed Co-requisites:  CMTH 102, PHIL 202G

                             Effective:  Summer 2013

MASSAGE THERAPY DEPARTMENT

Creation of New Program:  Massage Therapy, Certificate Program  - Total Credits:  36

   Effective:  Fall 2013

Creation of New Course MASG 101, Massage Therapy Procedures I.

 (4 Cr) (3:3), Pre-reqs.: High school diploma or GED and Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider.

                             Effective:    Fall 2013

Creation of New Course MASG 102, Massage Therapy Procedures II.

 (5 Cr) (3:6), Pre-reqs.: MASG 101

                             Effective:  Fall 2013

Creation of New Course MASG 210, Massage Therapy Procedures III,

(4 Cr) (3:6), Pre-reqs.: MASG 102, HEALS 150

                             Effective:  Fall 2013

SOCIAL WORK DEPARMENT

Revision of Social Work Curriculum, New Program Sequence and Change of Courses due to State System Requirements.

                             First Semester:

                             Remove:  ART 101, MUSC 101, CMTH 110

                             Add:  SCWK 101, Introduction to Social Work

                             Second Semester:

                             Remove:  SCWK 101, Introduction to Social Work

                             Add:  SOCA 102, Cultural Anthropology

                             Third Semester:

                             Remove:  SOCA 102G, Cultural Anthropology

                                             PSYCH 258, Developmental Psychology

                             Add:  SOCA 204, Social Problems

                                       ENGL G, Any literature course

                             Fourth Semester:

                             Remove:  SOCA 204, Social Problems

                                             G designation from PHIL 202

                             Add:  PSYCH 258, Developmental Psychology

                        Effective:  Fall 2013

MATH DEPARTMENT

Change in Course Description and Change in Course Pre-requisites for MATH 118, Foundations of Mathematics I.

          Current Course Description:  Problem solving and inductive reasoning, sets,

          functions, numeration systems, integers, rational numbers, number theory,

          decimals, percents, and real numbers, and proportional reasoning; course based on

          state and national mathematics standards.

          Proposed Course Description:  This course consists of problem solving and

          inductive reasoning, sets, functions, numeration systems, integers, rational

          numbers, number theory, decimals, percents, real numbers and proportional

          reasoning.  This course is based on state and national mathematics standards and

          is restricted to Education major.

          Current Pre-requisite:  Appropriate competence as determined by the mathematics

          placement test or MATH 022 with C or better.  MATH 118 and 120 may not both

          count for credit toward the same degree.

 

          Proposed Pre-requisite:  Appropriate competence as determined by mathematics

          placement test or MATH 022 or MATH 028 with C or better.  MATH 118 and

          MATH 120 may not both count for credit toward the same degree

 

                             Effective:  Fall 2013

Change in Course Description and Change in Course Pre-requisite for MATH 119, Foundations of Mathematics II.

          Current Course Description:  A continuation of MATH 118; probability and

          statistics, elementary geometry, geometric constructions, geometric trans-

          formation, tessellations, nets, and measurement; course based on state and

          national mathematics standards.

          Proposed Course Description:  This course is a continuation of MATH 118 that

          includes probability and statistics, elementary geometry, geometric constructions,

          geometric transformation, tessellations, nets, and measurement.  This course is

          based on state and national mathematics standards and is restricted to Education

          majors.

 

Current Pre-requisite:  Appropriate competence as determined by the mathematics

placement test or MATH 022 with C or better.  MATH 119 and 120 may not both

count for credit toward the same degree.

 

Proposed Pre-requisite:  Appropriate competence as determined by mathematics

placement test or MATH 022 or MATH 028 with C or better.  MATH 119 and

MATH 120 may not both count for credit toward the same degree.

Effective:  Fall 2013

Change in Course Description for MATH 028, Elementary and Intermediate Algebra Combined.

          Current Course Description:  Real Numbers, Polynomials, Rational Expressions,

          Radical Expression, Linear Equations, Systems of Equations, Quadratic

          Equations, Graphs, Functions, Applications.

          Proposed Course Description:  This course combines Elementary and

          Intermediate Algebra in one semester.  Using both real and complex numbers,

          topics include:  solving linear, polynomial, ration, absolute value, and radical

          equations; inequalities; graphing functions; problem solving; solving systems of

          linear equations; operations using and simplifying exponents; factoring

          polynomials; simplifying rational and radical expressions.

                             Effective:  Fall 2013

 BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

 Creation of New Course BIOS 220, Field Zoology (4 Cr) (3:3); Pre-reqs.:  BIOS 150

                              Effective:  Fall 2013

Creation of New Course BIOS 230, Field Botany (4 Cr) (3:3); Pre-reqs.:  BIOS 150

                             Effective:  Fall 2013

Creation of New Program:  Environmental Science - Total Credits:  62-66

                              Effective:  Fall 2013

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Posted in Northampton NOW 6/13/2013

  GOVERNANCE ACTIONS

 In accordance with the procedures of the Northampton Community College Governance system, Dr. Erickson has approved the following proposals as posted on Today at NCC on 4/20/2013:

Curriculum Committee Items

April 16, 2013 Meeting

 HOSPITALITY DEPARTMENT

 Change in Course Code Number for FOOD 130, Convention Services and Catering.

                   Current Course Code Number:  FOOD 130, Convention Services and Catering

                                                               Management

                   Proposed Course Code Number:  HOSP 130, Convention Services and

Catering Management.

                             Effective:  Fall 2013

Change in Course Code Number for CASN 101, Introduction to the Gaming Industry.

                   Current Course Code Number:  CASN 101, Introduction to the Gaming

 Industry.

                   Proposed Course Code Number:  HOTL 160, Introduction to the Gaming

                                                                   Industry.

                             Effective:  Fall 2013

Deletion of Existing Course:  CASN 120, Casino Industry Regulations and deletion of Casino Operations Specialized Diploma.

                             Effective:  Fall 2013

Deletion of CASN 130, Casino Gaming Operations I.

                             Effective:  Fall 2013

Revisions to the Hotel/Restaurant Management Program: Hotel Option

                    Current Program Name:  Hotel/Restaurant Management: Hotel Option

                   Proposed Program Name:  Hospitality Management:  Hotel Option

                   Change in Hospitality Management Program Electives:

                             Remove:  CISC 101, Introduction to Computers

                             Remove:  FOOD 110, Food Prep I

                             Add:  MEPL 122, Special Events Management

                             Add:  FOOD 123, Food Prep I

                              Effective:  Fall 2013

Revisions to the Hotel/Restaurant Management Program: Restaurant Option.

 Current Program Name:  Hotel/Restaurant Management:  Restaurant Option

Proposed Program Name:  Hospitality Management:  Restaurant Option

 Change in Course Sequence:

                             Third Semester:

                             Move:  FOOD 130, Convention Services & Catering from 4th semester.

                             Move:  HOSP 212, Hospitality Financial Reporting from 4th  semester.

                             Fourth Semester:

                             Move:  FOOD 250, Dining Room Operations from 3rd semester.

Move:  HOSP 201, Strategic Leadership in Hospitality from 3rd

semester.

Move:  Free elective from 3rd semester

                             Effective:  Fall 2013

Creation of New Course:  MEPL 132, Event Promotion and Sponsorship. (3 Cr.) (3:0), Prerequisites:  MEPL 112, Meeting and Convention Management or MEPL 122, Special Event

Management.

                             Effective:  Fall 2013

Creation of New Course:  MEPL 122, Special Event Management.  (3 Cr) (3:0), Pre-/Co-requisites:  None

                              Effective:  Fall 2013

Creation of New Course:  MEPL 143, Event and Meeting Facilities Management.

 (3 Cr.) (3:0), Pre-requisite:  MEPL 112, Meeting and Convention Management and MEPL 122, Special Event Management.             

                             Effective:  Fall 2013

Creation of New Course:  MEPL 147, The Business of Social Events and Wedding Consulting.  (3 Cr.) (3:0), Pre-requisites:  MEPL 112, Meeting and Convention Management and MEPL 122, Special Event Management.

                              Effective:  Fall 2013

Creation of New Program:  Meeting and Event Planning, A.A.S. Degree              

                             Total Credits:  66

                              Effective:  Fall 2013

 

 

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