OFFICE: Cluster D, Room 2087, 516.572.7272
CHAIRPERSON: Craig Capria, Craig.Capria@ncc.edu
FACULTY: C. Atwood, D. Balamore, D. J. Ciardullo, F. Frisenda, K. Gallagher, H. Giordano,
C. M. Lee, R. Lucian, F. Schoenfeld, N. Simon, N. Shah-Giannaris, C. H. Tsai, T. Tweedy
TECHNICAL ASSISTANTS: R. Guarino, C. Zebuda
TECHNICIANS: Z. Durrani, R. Niemeier
COURSES OFFERED: Civil Engineering Technology (CET), Computer Repair Technology (CRT), Construction
Management, Electrical Engineering Technology (ELT), Engineering Science (ENS), General
Science Studies (GSS), Multidisciplinary Science (MDS), Physics (PHY), Telecommunications
Technology-Verizon option (TNY).
General Science Studies: These courses are 3-credit lecture and 4-credit lecture/laboratory science classes
and may fulfill SUNY GenEd requirements. The ranges of four-credit courses that include
a lab component offered in this category are: GSS 103/GSS 104 are the Science of Physics
I and II; GSS 106 is the Science of Sound and Music; GSS 108 is the Science of Light
and Color; GSS 111/GSS 112 are the Sciences of Our World I and II; and GSS 120, the
Science of Modern Electronics.
The three-credit non-lab science courses include GSS 122 the Science of Energy and
GSS 126 Forensic Science. All the courses are specifically designed for the student
wishing to gain an understanding of scientific ideas, methodologies, and principles
that are specific to a relevant area of interest. A more detailed description of these
courses can be found in the College catalog or the College Web-site.
Multidisciplinary Science Courses (MDS) are 4-credit Laboratory Science classes and have been approved as SUNY GenEd requirements.
There are currently two courses in this area. MDS 101, Connecting the Sciences: a
Macroscopic Approach examines scientific ideas, methodology, and principles by studying
the evolution of the universe, solar system, and Earth. MDS 102: Connecting the Sciences:
A Microscopic Approach examines scientific ideas, methodology, and principles by studying
the evolution of life through the organization of atoms into living and nonliving
structures. Both of these courses emphasize "hands-on" laboratory investigations.
A more detailed description of these courses can be found under course descriptions.
For further information, contact MDS Coordinator, Professor Nicole Simon, Cluster
D, Room 2093, 516.572.7036, Nicole.Simon@ncc.edu.
Physics: The Physics courses available at NCC are designed to satisfy the requirements for
instruction in Physics for students in many disciplines and meet the standards for
transfer as "general education" courses within the various SUNY institutions. In addition,
these courses are acceptable for transfer credit to most private colleges and universities.
The sequences available include calculus and non-calculus based courses suitable to
majors in Engineering, the Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Allied Health Sciences,
Mathematics, and Education (High School Teachers of Physics). These courses may also
be suitable for those students who have an interest in Physics and would like to satisfy
their laboratory science requirement with courses in the discipline.
Telecommunications courses: The telecommunication courses at NCC are designed to satisfy the requirements and
electives for the Computer Repair Technology program. The courses include basic electronic
theory leading up to current and emerging technologies in telecommunications.
The following curricula are offered by this Department:
Civil Engineering Technology (A.A.S.) - The Civil Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation
Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC of ABET).
[Accreditation Director for Engineering Technology, Accreditation Board for Engineering
and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202] The curriculum
is balanced between liberal arts, mathematics, and civil engineering technology courses.
Although many enter industry after graduation, others elect to transfer to Baccalaureate
programs in engineering technology. Civil Engineering Technology graduates are guaranteed
acceptance as juniors at Fairleigh Dickinson and Rochester Institute of Technology.
Others have transferred to Pennsylvania State University, New Jersey Institute of
Technology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and many other colleges. Civil
engineering technicians are employed in all phases of the construction industry: small
houses, building construction, highways, industrial plants, water supply, and sewage
treatment plants. They work as concrete and steel designers, detailers, AutoCAD draftpersons,
surveyors, estimators, construction superintendents, inspectors, and sales engineers.
Their employers include architects; contractors; consulting engineers; land surveyors;
equipment manufacturers; material suppliers; and federal, state, county, and town
Computer Repair Technology (A.A.S.) - The Computer Repair Technology curriculum is designed to provide the knowledge and
skills necessary to install, maintain, and repair microcomputer hardware and systems,
as well as furnish support services to system users. The program will develop the
necessary foundation in electronics and computer programming related to computer systems
and networking. It will also focus on computer systems and networking. Principles
and skills necessary to operate, troubleshoot, install and repair various types of
computer systems and networks will be stressed. Graduates will be able to diagnose
system hardware or software failures and perform the remedial actions necessary to
correct these problems based on a knowledge of the system's operation. At the completion
of the degree, the student will be prepared for the A+ certification exams. The student
will also be prepared for various network certification exams (MCSE).
Electrical Engineering Technology (A.A.S.) - The Electrical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation
Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC of ABET).
The ELT program is also accredited by the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) and part
of the Collegiate Training Initiative (FAA-CTI). [Accreditation Director for Engineering
Technology, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place,
Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202] This curriculum prepares students as electronic technicians
to enter such fields as aerospace, communications, digital computer controls, and
energy conversion. Within these and related fields they may perform duties as part
of a research and development team or a manufacturing, test, or service group. Graduates
may continue their education by pursuing studies towards a Bachelor’s degree in engineering
Engineering Science (A.S.) - Curriculum content and the overall program have been reviewed and endorsed by the
New York State Association of Engineering Colleges. As such, qualified graduates transfer
as juniors to numerous outstanding accredited engineering colleges in New York State.
This list includes transfer to such institutions as Polytechnic Institute, Manhattan
College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Cornell University, Columbia University,
Clarkson University, Hofstra University, Syracuse University, Union College, New York
Institute of Technology, SUNY at Stony Brook, SUNY Maritime, SUNY at Buffalo and SUNY
at Binghamton. The program is also accepted with liberal arts transfer credit at out-of-state
accredited schools of engineering such as Penn State and the Stevens Institute of
Telecommunications Technology-Verizon (A.A.S.) - The Telecommunication Technology-Verizon program provides an innovative, educational,
skills-based program that enables Verizon employees to stay apace with advancing technology,
to understand changing marketplace realities, and to enhance customer service skills
through the acquisition of an Associate Degree in Applied Science with a focus on
Telecommunications Technology. The result is an empowered, technologically competent,
customer-accountable work force that is committed to the value of lifelong learning.
This industry specific program is designed to admit current Verizon employees after
a formal screening process has been completed. Enrollment is limited to Verizon employees.
Certificate in Construction Management is a one-year career oriented program which prepares the student for opportunities
in construction contracting and management. The coursework prepares students to enter
the field as assistant to the project superintendent or manager, estimator, scheduler,
or inspector. Those individuals already in the field will gain skills and knowledge
to further their careers at the safety management, site superintendent, and project
management levels. The Certificate in Construction Management will also provide graduates
of associate degree programs in Architectural or Civil Engineering Technology an opportunity
to enhance their education or to focus on management career goals rather than those
associated with design. Other professionals in architecture, management, and interior
design may enroll in the program to understand the building design and construction
process, construction budgets, estimates, and schedules; enhance computer skills in
estimating, scheduling, and management software; acquire knowledge of contract documents,
building codes, and zoning regulations; understand safety issues; and develop skills
in management and dispute resolution.