Jul 12, 2024  
Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Students should consult with their curriculum chair or counselor when selecting courses to satisfy program requirements. Please note: The honors versions of courses satisfy the same requirements as the non-honors versions.

 

Spanish

  
  • SPAN 101 - Elementary Spanish 1

    4 credits

    This introductory course for students of Spanish develops the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. It introduces basic vocabulary and grammar and provides opportunities for students to enhance their understanding and appreciation of the Hispanic culture.

    Notes: No more than one year of high school Spanish.

    Offered fall and spring semesters.
  
  
  • SPAN 103 - Spanish Conversation 1

    3 credits

    This basic conversation course for beginners emphasizes the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, using real-life situations.

    Offered fall, spring and summer semesters.
  
  
  • SPAN 106 - Spanish Grammar and Composition 1 (For native Spanish speakers)

    3 credits

    In this course, emphasis is placed on improving students’ writing and composition skills through a comprehensive analysis of texts. Students will learn new sentence structures, vocabulary, and idiomatic expressions through various activities such as translation, composition, drills, and reading exercises. This course prepares students for working in a bilingual environment. It will be delivered fully in Spanish.

    Prerequisites: SPAN 102  or instructor’s permission is required.
    Offered fall semester.
  
  
  • SPAN 201 - Intermediate Spanish 1

    3 credits

    This course provides students with an opportunity to develop their linguistic as well as communicative competencies in Spanish based on readings of a literary and cultural nature while providing for additional review of grammar in the context of the reading selections. This course is conducted in Spanish.

    Prerequisites: SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish 2 , SPAN 104 Spanish Conversation 2 , three years of high school Spanish or the equivalent.
    Offered fall semester.
  
  • SPAN 201H - Intermediate Spanish 1 - Honors

    3 credits

    This course provides students with an opportunity to develop their linguistic as well as communicative competencies in Spanish based on readings of a literary and cultural nature while providing for additional review of grammar in the context of the reading selections. This course is conducted in Spanish.

    Prerequisites: SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish 2 , SPAN 104 Spanish Conversation 2 , three years of high school Spanish or the equivalent.
    Offered fall semester.
  
  • SPAN 202 - Intermediate Spanish 2

    3 credits

    Continuation of SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish 1 . This course continues to provide students with an opportunity to develop their linguistic as well as communicative competencies in Spanish. The readings are designed to broaden students’ knowledge of the different countries that comprise the Spanish-speaking world. Audio and videocassettes are also used to help further develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills within the scope of this intermediate level course. This course is conducted in Spanish.

    Notes: May be taken for Honors credit.

    Prerequisites: SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish 1  or the equivalent.
    Offered spring semester.
  
  • SPAN 202H - Intermediate Spanish 2 - Honors

    3 credits

    Continuation of SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish 1 . This course continues to provide students with an opportunity to develop their linguistic as well as communicative competencies in Spanish. The readings are designed to broaden students’ knowledge of the different countries that comprise the Spanish-speaking world. Audio and videocassettes are also used to help further develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills within the scope of this intermediate level course. This course is conducted in Spanish.

  
  • SPAN 203 - Advanced Spanish 1

    3 credits

    Intensive practice reading, and writing Spanish through a variety of selected short stories, poetry and plays. This course also examines the customs and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Review of structure, syntax, and grammar through compositions. This course is conducted in Spanish.

    Prerequisites: SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish 2 , native speakers, recommendation of the instructor, four years of high school Spanish or equivalent background in the language.
    Offered fall semester.
  
  • SPAN 204 - Advanced Spanish 2

    3 credits

    Continuation of SPAN 203 Advanced Spanish 1 .

    Prerequisites: SPAN 203 Advanced Spanish 1 , native speakers, recommendation of the instructor, four years of high school Spanish or equivalent background in the language.
    Offered spring semester.

Student Development & Support

  
  • SPS 105 - Career Development

    1 credits

    Intended for anyone facing vocational decisions or transition, this seminar is designed to help you assess yourself and your situation, find out about educational opportunities, identify and investigate career areas with future growth potential, make informed career decisions, enhance your employability, and improve your job-hunting skills.


Theatre Arts

  
  • THEAT 101 - Introduction to the Theatre

    3 credits

    This class provides an overview of theatre and its many facets, including the art of the actor, director, designer, and playwright. Students are involved in the reading of plays, the writing of scenes, and the viewing of at least one live performance.

  
  • THEAT 105 - Technical Theatre Fundamentals

    3 credits

    This course provides an overview of the most common practices and skills involved in the design of scenery lighting and sound for theatrical productions.

    Prerequisites: THEAT 108 Stagecraft Workshop 1 .
    Not offered every semester.
  
  • THEAT 111 - Acting 1

    3 credits

    An introduction to the craft of acting. Acting skills are explored and developed through both structured and improvised classroom activities. The emphasis of this course is on liberating the student’s creative energy and expression.

  
  • THEAT 113 - Acting 2

    3 credits

    Skills acquired in THEAT 111 Acting 1  are further developed, and applied to monologues selected from contemporary dramatic literature. Audition techniques and text analysis are explored so that each student leaves the course with a monologue that they can confidently perform at auditions.

    Prerequisites: THEAT 111 Acting 1 .
  
  • THEAT 117A - Drama Improvisation

    2 credits

    Participation in instant Theatre experiences from which the individual learns to make the most of the moment psychologically, sociologically, and aesthetically.

    Prerequisites: THEAT 111 Acting 1 .
    Not offered every semester.
  
  • THEAT 121 - Theatre Practicum 1

    1 credits

    This course provides the opportunity for practical experience in all elements of Theatre production, from set construction to acting to stage managing. Students set specific goals for the semester with their instructor and carry out their project responsibilities within their own schedule.

    Notes: Permission of instructor required for enrollment.

  
  • THEAT 122 - Theatre Practicum 2

    1 credits

    Continuation of THEAT 121 Theatre Practicum 1  with emphasis on new areas of experience or new acting challenges.

    Notes: Permission of instructor required for enrollment.

  
  • THEAT 201 - Acting 3

    3 credits

    The focus in Acting 3 is to combine all of the skills acquired in THEAT 111 Acting 1  and THEAT 113 Acting 2  and apply them to partnered scenes. This is primarily a scene study course.

    Prerequisites: THEAT 113 Acting 2 .
    Offered spring semester.
  
  • THEAT 202 - Theatre Practicum 3

    1 credits

    Continuation of THEAT 122 Theatre Practicum 2  with emphasis on additional theatre training and responsibility.

    Notes: Permission of instructor required for enrollment.


Veterinary Technology

  
  • VET 101 - Introduction to Veterinary Technology

    3 credits

    Introduction to the veterinary technology field: roles of the veterinary technician; career opportunities; professional organizations; animal care in clinics, hospitals and research labs; animal handling and restraint; veterinary terminology; animal husbandry; nutrition and genetics are discussed. Topics also include legal considerations and regulations, as well as licensure procedures. Lab focuses on identification of common species and humane handling and restraint.

    Prerequisites: Admittance to the Veterinary Technology Program.
  
  • VET 102 - Animal Anatomy and Physiology

    4 credits

    Anatomy and physiology of common domestic animals as a background for understanding treatment and prevention of diseases.  Emphasis is placed on the structure (gross anatomy) and function (physiology) of the biological systems comprising the animal body and associated medical terminology. Lab portions are held on campus and involve dissection when appropriate.

    Prerequisites: Admittance to the Veterinary Technology Program.
    Pre or Corequisites: Prerequisite/Corequisite: VET 101 Introduction to Veterinary Technology .

  
  • VET 106 - Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians

    2 credits

    An introduction to frequently prescribed veterinary pharmaceuticals; uses, actions and common side effects. Emphasis is on drug effects, mechanisms and routes of administration, and dosage calculations. Information relevant to drug administration, pharmacodynamics and dispensing pertaining to the veterinary patient. Topics explored include Interpreting scripts and package inserts; drug handling and labeling; federal regulations; handling/logging controlled substances and monitoring/recording therapeutic responses.

    Prerequisites: VET 101 - Introduction to Veterinary Technology   and VET 102 - Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  
  • VET 107 - Veterinary Disease and Pathology

    3 credits

    An introduction to the common diseases of each body system, affecting domestic and farm animal species. Topics include etiology, diagnosis, progression, transmission, treatment and prevention of diseases. This course provides a basic understanding of diseases as they pertain to adequately nursing patients and communicating with clients. The impact on public health and the role of the veterinary profession are discussed.

    Corequisite: VET 108 Small Animal Nursing .
    Prerequisites: VET 101 - Introduction to Veterinary Technology  and VET 102 Animal Anatomy and Physiology .
  
  • VET 108 - Small Animal Nursing

    4 credits

    An overview of small animal nursing skills and an introduction to technical procedures, sanitation and immunity. Topics include medical histories and physical exams, sample collection and preparation, diagnostic tests, vaccines and other preventive health measures, wound healing, triage and critical care as well as special nursing considerations. Lab introduces students to hands-on experiences in a variety of clinical settings.

    Prerequisites:

    VET 101 - Introduction to Veterinary Technology  and VET 102 Animal Anatomy and Physiology .

  
  • VET 108 - Small Animal Nursing



    An overview of small animal nursing skills and an introduction to technical procedures, sanitation and immunity.  Topics include medical histories and physical exams, sample collection and preparation, diagnostic tests, vaccines and other preventive health measures, wound healing, triage and critical care as well as special nursing considerations.  Lab introduces students to hands-on experiences in a variety of clinical settings.

    Prerequisites: VET 101  and VET 102  
  
  • VET 109 - Clinical Pathology 1

    3 credits

    An overview of microbiology, parasitology, cytology, and hematology; as well as an overview of related characteristics and diseases. Lab focuses on collection, preparation and analysis of veterinary-relevant bodily fluids. Analytical results will be related to relevant health/disease states, as well as preventative and therapeutic treatment plans. Lab portion held on-campus, and involves the handling/use of relevant biological specimens.

    Prerequisites: VET 101 - Introduction to Veterinary Technology  and VET 102 Animal Anatomy and Physiology .
  
  • VET 200 - Clinical Pathology 2

    3 credits

    An overview of microbiology, parasitology, cytology, and hematology; as well as related characteristics and diseases. Lab focuses on collection, preparation and analysis of veterinary-relevant bodily fluids. Analytical results will be related to relevant health/disease states, as well as preventative and therapeutic treatment plans. Lab portion held on-campus, and involves the handling/use of relevant biological specimens.

    Notes: Collecting, handling and assessing biological specimens is a required part of this course.  Exposure to zoonotic diseases and microorganisms is possible.

    Prerequisites:

    VET 108 Small Animal Nursing  and VET 109 Clinical Pathology 1 .

  
  • VET 201 - Veterinary Office Practices

    2 credits

    This course emphasizes professional image, and procedures related to office management, business and flow. Topics covered will include telephone etiquette and reception/clerical techniques; client-patient processing; digital medical record management; appointment scheduling; inventory control; billing procedures; ethics; safety; team dynamics and stress.

    Prerequisites: Enrollment in Veterinary Technology A.A.S. program required.
  
  • VET 202 - Anesthetic and Surgical Procedures for Veterinary Technicians

    4 credits

    This course prepares students for perioperative monitoring of the veterinary patient. Emphasis will be placed on patient assessment and pain management. Topics will include sterile/aseptic techniques; surgical instruments and equipment; common surgical procedures; anesthesia, anesthetic protocols and anesthetic depth; special nursing considerations; common surgical/anesthetic complications and emergency techniques. Concepts and techniques will be applied in VET 204 - Senior Lab 1 and VET 208 - Senior Lab 2.

    Prerequisites: VET 200 - Clinical Pathology 2  and VET 210 - Veterinary Technology Internship 1 .

  
  
  • VET 204 - Senior Lab 1

    2 credits

    A hands-on, laboratory course. Under direct supervision, students will perform anesthetic, surgical and dental, and associated radiographic procedures on veterinary patients. Emphasis on patient assessment using vital signs and appropriate monitoring devices; identification, instruments, anesthesia machine operation and maintenance; dental radiography and full dental prophylaxis. Lab portions may be held on- and off-campus, as well as at veterinary facilities.

    Notes: Students will come in direct contact with various animal species in controlled laboratory settings and/or offsite affiliated veterinary hospitals.  Exposure to zoonotic diseases and a risk of exposure to veterinary/animal related hazards is possible.  This class involves the use of anesthetic agents (gases, injectable, etc.) and electromagnetic radiation.  

    Prerequisites: VET 200 - Clinical Pathology 2  and VET 210 - Veterinary Technology Internship 1 .
  
  • VET 205 - Imaging Techniques

    2 credits

    An introduction to veterinary diagnostic imaging. Emphasis on radiology and ultrasonography, but will also cover computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, fluoroscopy and scintigraphy. Topics will include machines and function; occupational safety procedures, including potential hazards, personal protective equipment and patient considerations; technique charts; exposure values; and imagine processing. Concepts and positioning techniques will be applied in VET 208 - Senior Lab 2.

    Notes: The restraint and handling of animals as well as exposure to anesthetic agents (gases, injectable, etc.) and electromagnetic radiation may be a required part of this course.

    Prerequisites: VET 202 - Anesthetic and Surgical Procedures for Veterinary Technicians  VET 204 - Senior Lab 1 , and VET 211 - Veterinary Technology Internship 2 .

  
  • VET 206 - Farm Animal Nursing

    4 credits

    An introduction farm animal medical nursing, herd health and to production science. Topics include specie-specific; physical exams, diagnostic testing, radiology, and sanitation/aseptic techniques. Instruction will also cover specie-specific restraint, neonatal care and processing, nutrition, genetics and reproduction, and grooming techniques. Lab sessions introduce a variety of farm animals and settings; providing hands-on experience. Lab portions held off-campus.  Transportation to sies is the student’s responsibility.

    Notes: Students will comoe in direct contact with various animal species in controlled laboatory settings and/or offsite affiliated veterinary hospitals.  Exposure to zoonotic diseases and a risk of exposure to veterinary/animal -related hazards is possible.

    Prerequisites: VET 202 - Anesthetic and Surgical Procedures for Veterinary Technicians VET 204 - Senior Lab 1 , and  VET 211 - Veterinary Technology Internship 2 .
    Spring Semesters
  
  • VET 207 - Laboratory and Exotic Animal Medicine

    3 credits


    This course is comprised of two 7-weeks sections. Laboratory Animal Medicine, covering topics relevant to biomedical research and research using animal models. This section is conducted at NY Medical College. The other section focuses on Exotic Animal Medicine, with topics specific to identification, husbandry and nursing considerations of domestic, exotic animal species. Portions of this course will require necropsy/dissection.

    Notes: Students will come in direct contact with various animal species in controlled laboratory settings and/or offsite affiliated veterinary hospitals.  Exposure to zoonotic diseases and a risk to exposure to veterinary/animal- related hazards is possible.

    Transportation to sies is the student’s responsibility.

     

    Prerequisites: VET 202 - Anesthetic and Surgical Procedures for Veterinary Technicians VET 204 - Senior Lab 1 , and VET 211 - Veterinary Technology Internship 2 .
    Spring Semesters

  
  • VET 208 - Senior Lab 2

    3 credits


    This course is a hands-on continuation of VET 204 . Anesthetic, surgical and dental procedures on veterinary patients, under direct supervision, will be continued. The clinical application of radiographic concepts and positioning techniques are also covered. All CVTEA-required skills must be satisfactorily accomplished to complete this course. Lab portions may be held on- and off-campus as well as at veterinary facilities.

    Please Note:  Students will come in direct contact with various animal species in controlled laboratory settings and/or offsite affiliated veterinary hospitals.  Exposure to zoonotic diseases and a risk of exposure to veterinary/animal -related hazards is possible.

    Prerequisites: VET 202 - Anesthetic and Surgical Procedures for Veterinary Technicians , VET 203 - Dental Techniques , and VET 204 - Senior Lab 1 
    Spring Semesters

  
  • VET 210 - Veterinary Technology Internship 1

    4 credits


    Clinical experience supervised by a licensed veterinary technician and/or veterinarian. Focus is on application of what has been learned in the classroom; skill development, decision making and independent work. One evening to present on experience also required.

    Notes: All 120 hours must be completed at a Program-affiliated facility. Hours cannot be completed at an affiliated place of employment.

    Transportation is the student’s responsibility.

    Prerequisites: Permission from Department Chair.
    Summer

  
  • VET 211 - Veterinary Technology Internship 2

    4 credits


    Clinical experience supervised by a licensed veterinary technician or veterinarian. A continuation of VET 210  focusing on skill development and advancement; decision making and independent work. Students required to attend an evening to present on clinical experiences.

    Notes: All 160 hours must be completed at a Program-affiliated facility, only 40 hours of which may be completed at an affiliated place of employment.

    Students will come in direct contact with various animal species in controlled settings.  Exposure to zoonotic diseases and a risk of exposure to veterinary/animal -related hazards is possible.

    Transportation to site(s) is the student’s responsibility.

    Prerequisites:

    Permission from Department Chair required.
    Fall Semesters

 

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