1 & Extended Studies Workforce Education Summer 2015 Visit us on-line: NCC also offers over 45 Associate degree programs and 26 Certificate programs
2 Register Today! BY INTERNET For online registration see page 53 BY MAIL Complete and mail the Registration form on page 54 BY FAX Complete and fax the Registration form on page 54 to VISA, MasterCard or Discover Card only. BY PHONE Monday - Friday 10:00am - 3:00pm VISA, MasterCard or Discover Card only. IN PERSON - ROOM E102 Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 4:30pm Friday 10:00am - 3:30pm FOR MORE INFORMATION us at: Welcome! On behalf of the Extended Studies and Workforce Education Institute staff, we thank you for taking time to browse through our catalog. Our array of courses helps to prepare students for opportunities in new careers and/or enhances their skills in a number of areas. These include classes in healthcare with certificate programs for training as a Patient Care Technician, Medical Billing & Reimbursement Specialist, Dental Assistant and Veterinary Assistant as well as classes in information technology and computers, real estate, travel and small business startup and supervision and management of enterprises. Additionally, Norwalk Community College offers a number of courses to prepare Connecticut s workforce for green collar jobs. We also offer special programs for children (College for Kids) and adults (Lifestyle classes) that inspire individuals to enjoy and savor art, culture, hobbies, avocations, drama, writing, photography and many other pursuits. For employers, our Workforce Education Institute designs and delivers customized training workshops that help keep employee skills sharp and advancing in our rapidly changing world. All of our courses are taught by seasoned instructors who have professional experience in their field. If you are among the thousands who regularly take advantage of our programs, welcome back to the Summer 2015 semester. If you are considering enhancing your life, we encourage you to register for one or more course. Whatever your status, we would welcome the opportunity to have you be a part of our stimulating community. Sincerely, Extended Studies Division Norwalk Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, sex, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or genetic information in its programs and activities. In addition, the College does not discriminate in employment on the basis of veteran status or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Chief Diversity Officer & Special Advisor, Cheryl DeVonish, Title IX Coordinator at or Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator Fran Apfel at (203) or norwalk.edu NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY Norwalk Community College no discrimina ninguna raza, color, religión, edad, sexo, nacionalidad, estado civil, ascendencia, antecedentes de trastornos mentales, problemas de aprendizaje o discapacidad física, orientación sexual, Identidad y expresión de género o información general en sus programas y actividades. Además, Norwalk Community College no discrimina por condición de veteranos o antecedentes penales. Si tiene alguna consulta o inquietud acerca de las politicas de no discriminación, contacte las siguientes personas: Chief Diversity Officer & Special Advisor, Cheryl DeVonish, Title IX Coordinator at or Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator Fran Apfel at (203) or norwalk.edu
3 For more information or if you have a question about an NCC Extended Studies course or schedule, please call (203) or us at Visit us on our website at click on Extended Studies. To register online see page 53. Admissions (203) Testing (203) Records (203) Please note some of our NEW offerings for this semester: Telehealth and Medical Assisting Page 7 Human Pathophysiology for Allied Health Students Page 7 Health, Safety and Nutrition for Young Children Page 8 The Exceptional Learner/Children with Special Needs Page 8 Introduction to Foundations of Programming Page 15 Advanced Python Page 16 How to Take Charge in your New Management Job Page 23 Screenwriting I and II Page 25 Health Care...2 Childcare...8 Public Safety...9 Physical Security Studies Certification...10 Classes for High School Students...38 Computers Business...20 Entrepreneurial Studies Certificate...22 Nonprofit Management Certificate...24 Legal Secretary Certificate...24 Real Estate...26 Travel Careers...26 English As A Second Language...27 Lifestyles...31 NCC Credit Courses...42 College For Kids...43 Registration...54 Index...55 Directions To NCC...57 Table of Contents See REGISTRATION FORM on Page 54
4 Health Care Services Health Care The Health Care field is not only vital to our communities, it is a constant source for occupations and personal fulfillment in our society. The demand for jobs remains strong. Our programs provide both credentials (Connecticut State License or a Norwalk Community College Certificate) and a great education for employment opportunities. Occupations Hourly Wage Average Annual Wage* Certified Nursing Aides $15.03 $31,267 Dental Assistants $19.79 $41,161 Dental Hygienists $40.14 $83,497 Emergency Medical $19.79 $41,157 Technicians Home Health Aides $13.47 $28,023 Medical Billing and $16.09 $33,464 Reimbursement Specialist Pharmacy Technicians $15.02 $31,252 Phlebotomists $17.40 $36,195 Physical Therapy Aides $13.39 $27,862 Physical Therapist Assistants $26.59 $55,310 Respiratory Therapists $32.32 $67,239 Veterinary Assistant $13.00 $27,035 Technicians *Connecticut Department of Labor Data Visit us on-line:
5 THE HEALTH CARE FIELD is not only vital to our communities and us, it s a constant source of employment and personal fulfillment in our society. ARE YOU READY to try a new career where you can make a difference? CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE C.N.A.s are in constant demand. This course has been approved by the Connecticut Department of Health and upon completion, students are awarded the required state certificate to work in longterm care facilities. See page 3 DENTAL ASSISTANT The Dental Assistant program will prepare students with education and training for entry level dental assistant positions in private dental offices and/or clinical settings. This program will combine hands-on training, direct patient care, classroom instruction and guest lectures on all dental specialties. Entrance Requirement: The student must have a high school diploma or equivalent. See page 5 VETERINARY ASSISTANT Be an important part of a professional veterinary staff. Work at a veterinary hospital, animal shelter, kennel or laboratory. In the veterinary assistant program, you ll learn the skills needed to keep animals healthy. Entrance Requirement: The student must have a high school diploma or equivalent. See page 7 MEDICAL BILLING & REIMBURSEMENT SPECIALIST With the successful completion of three courses, you are eligible for a certificate validating your knowledge of health care billing, claims submission and follow-up skills that are in constant demand. Professionals may also take one or more courses for skill enhancement. Entrance Requirement: The student must have a high school diploma or equivalent. See page 6 PHARMACY TECHNICIAN Employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to grow much faster than the average through Pharmacy technicians work in hospital and community pharmacies, extended care facilities and industry. Train to be a Pharmacy Technician and prepare to take the PTCB exam. Entrance Requirement: The student must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Offered in the Fall/Spring semesters. PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN SPECIALIST A course geared to train health care professionals to perform phlebotomy services in health care facilities. The National Health Career Association has approved this course for National Certification. Entrance Requirement: The student must have a high school diploma or equivalent. See page 6 EKG You will learn proper use of the EKG equipment. The course includes 21 hours of classroom instruction and 21 hours of practical hands-on training. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive a certificate and will be eligible to take an examination offered by the National Heath Career Association for certification. Employment opportunities exist in a hospital Cardiovascular department cardiac cauterization laboratory, doctor s/cardiologist office, cardiac rehabilitation program or a Telemetry unit. Entrance Requirement: The student must have a high school diploma or equivalent. See page 6 Health Care Health Care Assessment Testing Passage of the Health Care Assessment Test is a prerequisite for the Certified Nurse Aide (C.N.A.) and Phlebotomy Technician Specialist courses. The assessment test is administered through the testing center and tests for basic English and Math. Test results are mailed to the student. The test score will be kept permanently in the student record data base. If you do not have a previous academic record or an NCC placement test score, please sign up using the following procedure. - To sign up for a Health Care Assessment test, you must first receive your NCC Student ID (or Banner) number. - Go to Admissions Office Room East 106 to receive Banner ID. - You must have internet access to register for the Health Care Assessment test. If you do not have computer access, please go to the NCC Student Success Center, Room East 107 for assistance or you can schedule a Health Care Assessment test online at norwalk.edu/dept/testingcenter/ reservations/healthcare.asp - Students must bring to the test the following material: Photo ID and Banner ID number, which will be provided at time of registration. Nurse Aide CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE This 108-hour course, prepares students to work in long-term-care-nursing facilities. The course includes 36 hours of classroom instruction, combined with 72 hours of practical hands-on training in the laboratory and clinical setting, which enables the student to deliver all aspects of personal care to clients. Students must attend all lectures, labs and clinical to be eligible for certification. Students learn about the physical and emotional changes related to aging. This course has been approved by the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Upon satisfactory completion of academic and clinical performance of this course, students are eligible to apply for the state certificate to work in long-term care facilities. Required materials: an NCC approved wine-colored scrub top and pants, plain white leather shoes, NCC name tag (purchased in the NCC bookstore), and a watch with a sec- Health Care / Nurse Aide See REGISTRATION FORM on Page 54 3
6 CPR / Customer Service / Nurse Aide ond sweep hand, textbook and workbook. Students must follow the rules and regulations of the program as described in the NCC CNA Student Handbook. These requirements include a medical exam to meet state requirements to work in a health care facility and must be submitted at the first class. The health form and medical requirements are on-line at Click on Extended Studies. These should be submitted to the Division of Nursing and Allied Health Office (West H-113) by the first class. Entrance Requirements: Passage of Health Care Assessment Test. See instructions on page 3 for Health Care Assessment Testing Procedures. Students must register for a clinical assignment at the time of C.N.A. registration. This is a time-intensive course; please plan accordingly. Full payment for class is due at registration. Students are required to have a medical exam to meet state requirements to work in a health care facility and must be submitted by the first class. CRN Sessions HMED D5030 Section 1XS NCC, Room W124 Class meets 6/18, 19, 22, 23,24,26 4:00PM-7:00PM Also Tuesdays 6/30-8/4 4:00PM-7:00PM Tuition: $799 Text Add l Instructor: Nancy Kroszner, RN, LNHA, MBA, has worked as a Registered Nurse for 20 years in Acute Care and Long-Term Care settings.. She has held the positions of both Director of Nursing and Facility Educator. As a Clinical Educator she developed and taught the Certified Nurse Aide Training Program in a Massachusetts facility for seven years. Nancy received her Licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator in 2003 and is currently employed in Fairfield County performing both Administrative and Nursing responsibilities. Clinicals: Certified Nurses Aide students must sign up for one of the clinicals listed below when registering for C.N.A. Fee included in cost of C.N.A. class. C.N.A. Clinical CRN Sessions HMED D5031 Section 1XC Off Campus Wed/Thur 4:00PM-10:00PM Begins 6/25 C.N.A. Clinical CRN Sessions HMED D5031 Section 4XC Off Campus Monday 4:00PM-10:00PM Thursday 8:00AM-2:00PM Begins 6/25 Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED This course covers recognizing and handling emergency situations, caring for breathing and cardiac emergencies, performing CPR and using an AED on adult and child victims of sudden cardiac arrest until advanced medical help is available. It also covers caring for breathing emergencies for adults, children and infants. Basic precautions for preventing disease transmission are also included. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive an American Red Cross certificate which is good for 2 years. CRN Sessions HMED D5271 Section 01 NCC, Room W129 Mon/Tue 5:00PM-8:00PM Begins 7/6 Tuition: $99 Instructor: Jeanne Yusko, is an instructor trainer with the American Red Cross. CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider This course will teach those with a duty to act (professional rescuers and health care providers) the skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies. This includes the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to care for adults and children in cardiac arrest. Certificate is valid for two years. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive an American Red Cross certificate which is good for 2 years. CRN Sessions HMED D5821 Section 01 NCC, Room W248 Thursday 5:00PM-8:00PM Begins 8/6 Tuition: $99 plus $15.00 Material Fee for Pocket Mask payable to instructor (cash only) Instructor: Jeanne Yusko Customer Service for Health Care Professionals Customer Service in a medical setting has a unique set of challenges. This course is designed to teach health care professionals how to meet these challenges and achieve service excellence. Some areas covered are Patient Bill of Rights, professionalism, telephone etiquette, communication skills, working with a culturally diverse patient population, bedside manners, and managing job stress. This course is required for completing certification programs in Phlebotomy, Dental Assistant, Pharmacy Tech, EKG and Homemaker Companion. Students are required to attend all four sessions. CRN Sessions HMED D5231 Section 01 NCC, Room W226 Tuesday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 5/26 Tuition: $149 Instructor: Celia M. Batan,, B.A, C.P.C., has designed and implemented skills training programs across vertical markets for various industries in the US, Canada, and Asia, overseeing instructional methodology and business writing materials for publication. Communication programs include problem-solving/ decision making, job coaching/interviewing, listening, writing, and presentation skills in academic and workplace environments. C.N.A. Clinical CRN Sessions HMED D5031 Section 2XC Off Campus Tue/Wed 8:00AM-2:00PM Begins 6/30 C.N.A. Clinical CRN Sessions HMED D5031 Section 3XC Off Campus Mon/Fri 8:00AM-2:00PM Begins 6/26 No Class 7/3 4 Visit us on-line:
7 Dental Assistant Certificate The Extended Studies Division of Norwalk Community College is pleased to offer The Dental Assistant Certificate Program! This five part program will prepare students for a new career as a Dental Assistant. Students will need to successfully complete four required courses plus a clinical to earn a program certificate. Dental Assistant I Dental Assistant II Dental Assistant III Clinical Dental Radiology Customer Service for Health Care Professionals Dental Radiology This course will provide the dental assisting student with the fundamental principles upon which dental radiology is based. Content will focus on preparing the student to sit for the Radiation Health & Safety (RHS) portion of the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Certification as required by law in the state of Connecticut in order to expose radiographs in a dental setting. This course is a 30- hour 5-week course. Entrance Requirements: A high school diploma or GED is required at time of registration. Prerequisite: Dental Assistant I and Dental II, or experience as a Dental Assistant with permission of coordinator. CRN Sessions HMED D5014 Section 01 NCC, Room W129 Tue/Thur 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 6/2 Tuition: $499 Text Add l Instructor: Dr. Maria Sciaudone, DMD, PhD, is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist with Tooth Fairy Pediatric Dentistry in Ridgefield, CT. She received her B.S in Dietetics and PhD in Nutrition and Molecular Biology from UCONN before returning to the University Of Connecticut School Of Dental Medicine. Dr. Sciaudone is the Program Coordinator and an instructor for the Dental Assisting Program at Norwalk Community College. Dental Assistant III-Clinical Students will spend a total of 30 daytime hours in a private dental office training to be dental assistants. Hours to be arranged by the student at each individual site. Students will be supervised by dental assistants in the workplace and their progress will be monitored by the program coordinator. Scrubs required. Prerequisite: Dental Assistant I and II There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, 6/23 at 5:00PM in West 102 for students who are registered for the Dental Clinical. CRN 5903 Sessions HMED D5028 Section 01 Off Campus Coordinator Fee Begins 6/23 Tuition: $499 Instructor: Maria Sciaudone, DMD, PhD. Central Sterile Processing Technician Central Sterile Processing Technicians are responsible for the sterilization, packaging and distribution of surgical instruments in hospitals, surgical centers and clinics. This course includes such topics as anatomy and physiology, microbiology and infection control; decontamination and sterilization processing; and how to handle, care for, and identify surgical instruments. The course material covered will prepare students to sit for the International Certification exam from IAHCSMM. Upon successful completion of the course with a passing grade of 70 (C-) students will receive a certification from NCC. The course also includes a tour of a Central Sterile Processing Department at a local area hospital. Students will need to order the textbook for the first class( Central Service Technical Manual 7th Edition, Publisher: IAHCSMM; ISBN # ) and are responsible for certification exam fees. Prerequisite: high school diploma or GED. CRN Sessions HMED D5034 Section 01 NCC, Room W128 Wed/Thur 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 7/1 Tuition: $799 Text Add l Instructor: Shauna-Marie Lopes, B.S., CRCST, is the supervisor of Central Sterile Processing at Stamford Hospital. Dental Assistant / Physical Therapy Aide Physical Therapy Aide Certificate The Physical Therapy Aide Certificate prepares students to work in the physical therapy environment, assisting therapists in improving the patient s function and quality of life. Students will learn about the profession of physical therapy as part of the health care team, including rehabilitation terminology, PT settings and specialties, and common medical diagnoses. They will also learn safe guarding, transport and transfer skills, as well as skills for assisting with therapeutic exercise, gait and balance training, and other PT treatments. This course includes ten classroom hours and eight hands-on laboratory hours. This certificate will count toward the admissions requirements of the Physical Therapist Assistant two-year degree program at NCC (see the PTA Program Director for details). Entrance Requirements: High school diploma or GED is required. Please bring the copy to the first class. CRN 5448 HMED D5378 Section 01 NCC, Room H106 Monday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 6/1 Tuition: $399 Text Add l Instructor: Christine Escalante, D.P.T., is a licensed physical therapist with clinical experience in acute care, specializing in neurological conditions, orthopedics, and pediatrics. She obtained her B.S. and MSPT from the University of Hartford and completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Simmons College. See REGISTRATION FORM on Page 54 5
8 EKG Technician / Homemaker Companion / Patient Care Technician / Phlebotomy Technician 6 EKG Technician In this course, students will gain a basic knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the heart and an understanding of heart function. Students will learn proper patient information input into the EKG equipment and proper preparation and lead placement for obtaining an accurate and clear electrocardiogram. The course includes 21 hours of classroom instruction and 21 hours of practical hands-on training. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive a certificate and will be eligible to take an examination offered by the National Health Care Association to become certified. Entrance Requirements: A high school diploma or GED is required at time of registration Co-requisite: Customer Service for Health Care Professionals. Students are required to have had a physical within the past year in order to participate in clinicals. These forms must be submitted prior to the second class. The health form is available online at www. norwalk.edu Click on Extended Studies. Students are responsible for exam fees. White lab coat maybe required for some clinical areas. CRN Sessions HMED D5012 Section 01 NCC, Room H103 Mon/Wed 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 5/27 Tuition: $599 Text Add l Instructor: Christina Calzolari, RN has over 30 years of nursing experience, and has specialized in cardiac nursing with extensive teaching experience. Patient Care Technician A patient care technician (PCT) provides nursing care to patients in a hospital under the direction of a registered nurse. A PCT performs duties such as phlebotomy, EKGs, vital signs, and other duties specific to the nursing unit. Receive your certification as a PCT with the completion of the following courses: C.N.A. Phlebotomy EKG Customer Service for Health Care Professionals Visit us on-line: Homemaker Companion This course will prepare students for entrylevel positions in the field of health care. Students will have the opportunity to assist elders in maintaining their independence through in-home services. A variety of job opportunities are available to homemakers and companions trained to meet this important community need. Students will learn skills including roles and responsibilities, positive communication techniques, professional behavior, fall prevention, how to avoid ageism, cultural sensitivity, escorting and transporting clients, how to communicate with someone diagnosed with Alzheimer s, and nutrition and meal preparation. Students will spend a total of 18 hours over a six-week period learning from a diverse staff in an interactive environment. This course is offered in partnership with the Southwestern CT Agency on Aging, which promotes quality of life, dignity and independence for older adults in Fairfield County. Students must pass this class and Customer Service for Health Care Professionals in order to receive a certificate of completion. CRN 5773 HMED D5230 Section 01 NCC, Room E220 Wednesday 5:30PM-8:30PM Begins 6/10 Tuition: $149 Instructor: Sarah Muccio, M.H.A., M.S.W. is a graduate of Fordham University. She has worked as a care manager at the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging for the past ten years. Medical Billing & Reimbursement Specialist Certificate This three-module certificate program will prepare individuals for a successful career as a Medical Biller in a health care facility. Upon completion of this certificate program you will be able to understand and facilitate the necessary steps for health insurance claims submission and follow-up. A high school diploma or G.E.D. is required. The following courses are required to receive the Medical Billing & Insurance Reimbursement Specialist Certificate. These courses may also be taken individually for skill enhancement, if a certificate is not desired. Permission of the instructor and prerequisite requirement is necessary. Medical Terminology Medical Insurance & Billing Medical Coding Phlebotomy Technician Specialist This course prepares students to perform phlebotomy in health care facilities such as hospitals, clinics, laboratories, and physician group practices. The course includes 45 hours of classroom instruction and an additional 30 hours of hands-on phlebotomy training at affiliates. Classroom instruction includes anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, legal implications to phlebotomy, blood collection equipment and supplies, and specimen collection and processing. Clinical assignments will be determined by the second week of class. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive a certificate and will be eligible to take an examination offered by the National Health Career Association to become a certified phlebotomist. Co-requisite: Customer Service for Health Care Professionals. Students must pass this class and Customer Service For Healthcare Providers in order to receive a certificate of completion. Entrance Requirements: The student must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Passage of Health Care Assessment Test. See instructions on page 3 for Health Care Assessment Testing procedures. Applicants can call (203) for details. Students must submit a health form in order to perform clinical training at the assigned health care facilities. These forms must be submitted prior to the second class. The health form is available online at: edu Click on Extended Studies. Students are responsible for exam fees. Students will need royal blue scrubs, and closed toe shoes, no clogs unless they have a backing, no mesh sneakers. CRN Sessions HMED D5280 Section 01 NCC, Room H103 Tue/Thur 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 6/9 Tuition: $999 Text Add l. Instructor: Dina Chappell is a Registered Medical Assistant with over 13 years experience in a health care setting, specializing in phlebotomy. She works at Stamford Hospital as a phlebotomy supervisor and community health and education trainer.
9 Medical Terminology *This course is also available as a Credit Division class. Prices may vary. This course is a comprehensive study of the technical language of medicine through word construction. The student will learn the anatomic and clinical medical terms, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic testing, and pharmacological agents pertaining to each body system. This course will give the Billing and Reimbursement Specialist a solid foundation to function effectively in the business office of a health care facility. High School diploma or GED is required at time of registration. CRN 6523 Sessions HMED D5934 Section 01B NCC, Room Online Online online Begins 5/26 Tuition: $599 Text Add l Instructor: Cathy Coyle Medical Coding *This course is also available as a Credit Division class. Prices may vary. This course encompasses most aspects of fundamentals of the Official Coding and Reporting Guidelines used by providers to facilitate payment of health services. Students access the Internet to research and apply coding concepts and conventions of ICD-9 and CPT-4 coding as they review actual medical records. A hands-on experience is provided with a current medical practice management software application. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology and Medical Insurance and Billing. CRN Sessions HMED D5245 Section 01B NCC, Room W129 Tue/Thur 10:30AM-12:35PM Begins 5/26 Tuition: $599 Text Add l Instructor: Maohlicia Carolus Telehealth and Medical Assisting The Telehealth course for Certified Medical Assistants (MA) will build on the skills of the MA to advance his or her knowledge base related to the use and management of home health care monitoring equipment for chronically ill patients. Topics will include the proper use of devices to monitor illnesses including diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and asthma. Students will learn normal and abnormal values associated with common illnesses along with parameters for reporting data to the responsible health care tem members. The student will use a Telehealth monitor to collect, document and report risk assessment survey questions including vital signs as developed by the healthcare team. Students will be required to attend labs on campus during the semester. For more information call CRN 6604 HMED D5229 Section 01 online/hybrid Begins 5/26 Tuition: $554 Instructor: Kathy Hayes is a tenured nurse with experience in developing and teaching Telehealth courses. Veterinary Assistant Certificate The Extended Studies Division of Norwalk Community College is pleased to offer The Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program! This five-part program will prepare students for a new career in the very exciting area of veterinary health care. Students are required to have a tetanus shot. Upon successful completion of the four required courses plus the clinical experience, students will earn a program certificate. One textbook will be used for the entire program. These classes must be taken in the sequence listed below. Veterinary Assisting I: Medical Office Assistant Veterinary Assisting II Veterinary Assisting III Veterinary Assisting IV: Dental and Surgical Assisting Clinical Veterinary Assisting Human Pathophysiology for Allied Health Students Designed for allied health personnel who have an understanding of human anatomy and physiology and the language of medicine. This course surveys, in depth, several diseases and relates them to causes, signs, symptoms, physiological imbalances, laboratory findings, treatments and prognoses. Lab assignments will be given as needed for demonstration of lecture series. For more information, call CRN 6605 HMED D5437 Section 01 online/hybrid Begins 5/26 Tuition: $709 Instructor: Peter Aster is an experienced nurse with strong course development and years of teaching in the sciences. VETERINARY ASSISTANT Veterinary Assistant IV Veterinary Dental and Surgical Assisting This course will prepare students to assist with surgical and dental procedures. Basic anatomy of the canine and feline mouth, equipment use and maintenance, and aseptic technique will be some of the topics discussed. Prerequisite: A high school diploma or GED, successful completion of Veterinary Assisting I, II, III. CRN Sessions HMED D5018 Section 01 NCC, Room W218 Thursday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 6/4 Tuition: $499 Text Add l Instructor: Joseph Durso, B.S. is a licensed Veterinary Technician and AALAS Certified Laboratory Animal Technologist. Clinical Veterinary Assisting NEW: Students will spend a total of 30 daytime hours (a minimum of 5-6 hr. days to be completed within two weeks time ) in an animal hospital or clinic and train to become veterinary assistants. Students will be supervised by technicians in the workplace; their progress will be monitored by the program coordinator. Scrubs required. Prerequisite: A High School diploma or GED, successful completion of Veterinary Assistant I, II, III, IV. CRN Sessions HMED D5019 Section 01 Meets off campus, scheduled by coordinator Begins 7/20 Tuition: $499 Instructor: Joseph Durso, B.S. See REGISTRATION FORM on Page 54 Human Pathophysiology / Insurance & Billing / Medical Terminology / Telehealth & Medical Assisting / Veterinary 7
10 Childcare CHILDCARE Infant/Toddler Growth and Development * This course is also available as a Credit Division class. Prices may vary. This course is developed specifically for those who are already he child from birth to 36 months. Areas that will be studied are: the development of attachment, emotions and feelings, social skills, perception, motor skills, cognition and language. The course will require 10 hours of observation by students at accredited centers (or another approved site) serving infants and toddlers. This requirement is for Credit students. Noncredit students may participate but it is not a required. CRN 6510 PRFD D5093 Section 01B Online Begins 5/26 Tuition: $465 Text Additional Instructor: Margaret Dana Conway, M.S., has taught at NCC for over 19 years, nine of which she was Director of the Kathryn Croaning Child Development Laboratory School. She presented numerous courses regarding infant toddler development and care and represents NCC on a state-wide committee devoted to educating faculty, administrators, managers, social workers and other professionals about infant toddler care and advocacy. Margaret has served on the Norwalk School Readiness Council, the South Fairfield Accreditation Facilitation Advisory Board, and is a State of Connecticut educational consultant. Health, Safety and Nutrition for Young Children *This course is also available as a Credit Division class. Prices may vary. This course is designed to help students understand the correlation among health, safety and nutrition and to explore ways in which children can become involved and responsible for their own well-being. Emphasis is placed on adults assisting young children to develop good habits and attitudes regarding health, safety and nutrition. Focus will be placed on preventive health care. This is an online class that will meet on campus and present projects 3 days during the semester. The class will meet on May 26, June 9, June 24 from 6:00PM-8:05PM in room East 118. CRN 6511 PRFD D6004 Section 01B Online Begins 5/26 Tuition: $465 Text Add l Instructor: Kathleen Coppola, M.A., is Professor and Coordinator of the Early Childhood Program a Norwalk Community College. At Norwalk she is responsible for coordinating the CDA (Child Development Associate Credential) as well as courses in Leadership and Administration which lead to the CDC (Connecticut Directors Credential). In addition, she teachers child development and the student teaching practicum. Prior to joining NCC Professor Coppola was Director of the New Canaan Community Preschool. The Exceptional Learner/ Children with Special Needs *This course is also available as a Credit Division class. Prices may vary. This course examines the history of treatment of children with handicapping conditions. Course content includes legislative milestones relating to the handicapped, identification of children with special needs and understanding the screening, assessment and evaluation process. Students also become aware of strategies for effective instruction as well as the impact on the family of a child with handicapping conditions. CRN Sessions PRFD D6005 Section 01B NCC, Room E122 M,T,W,Th 6:00PM-8:05PM Begins 6/29 Tuition: $465 Text Add l Instructor: Beatrice M. Krawiecki, Ed.D, has been an adjunct in the early childhood program at NCC for over 25 years teaching ECE 215- The Exceptional Learner, a course that focuses on children with special needs. In addition she is currently a Special Education Administrator with the Norwalk Board of Education. Dr. Krawiecki holds a Doctorate in the field of no-categorical special education, Columbia Teachers College. 8 Visit us on-line: Introduction to School Age Care *This course is also available as a Credit Division class. Prices may vary. This course is designed to help school age staff gain skills needed to plan and implement a developmentally appropriate program for children ages five through twelve. Areas to be studied include: the child s physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth and development, curriculum planning and management of after school programs CRN Sessions PRFD D5094 Section 01B NCC, Room E112 M,T,W,Th 10:30AM-12:35PM Begins 6/29 Tuition: $465 Text Add l Instructor: Margaret Dana Conway, M.S.
11 Public Safety Security opportunities will increase as the level of risk grows for companies expanding their operations in today s global world. Tragedy of the events on September 11, 2001 increased the need for private security. The industry will continue to grow as companies are becoming more creative in their services and use and deployment of manpower. As more opportunities arise for security personnel, the need for training and certification will also contribute to higher wages and industry advancement. Occupations Hourly Wage Average Annual Wage* Police & Sheriff $31.71 $65,951 Patrol Officers Security Officer $13.89 $28,486 *Connecticut Department of Labor Data Flooding, storms, hurricanes, tornadoes extreme weather events are becoming more common. Protect yourself, your family, your business associates, neighbors, friends and your home by learning the best ways to pre pare before disaster strikes. This FREE online course is rich with information. Upon your successful completion of this 1.5 to 2 hour course, you will be awarded a FEMA/ Homeland Security certificate. STEP 1 Register with Norwalk Community College. Please call the Records Office at and register for the FEMA/Citizens Preparedness course. STEP 2 Go to the Course Web Address: Register with the online certification course, using your Norwalk Community College ID number CRN 6235 PRFD D5034 Section 01 Online sessions throughout the semester Tuition: No Charge EMT Basic Are You Ready? The Official FEMA/Homeland Security Guide for Citizen Preparedness The EMT program will teach proper techniques in first aid, patient assessments, extrication, communication and various other concepts to give a beginning basis for students to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Included in the class will be training in HAZMAT and Terrorism awareness. The class meets all National Registry and Connecticut requirements. Students will be eligible to take the National Registry exam. This course is offered in partnership with Norwalk Hospital and requires an extensive amount of reading and reading comprehension. Successful completion of the course is dependent upon each student s ability to grasp and apply the materials. In addition, all students are required to complete EMS clinical time at Norwalk Hospital. Students are required to provide evidence of a physical exam performed within 12 months prior to the start date of class. Students must be at least 16 years old by the end of class. Look for the EMT Basic Class in the Fall 2015 catalog. Public Safety Academy See REGISTRATION FORM on Page 54 9
12 Firefighter Examination Prep / Physical Security Studies / Police Exam Prep Course / Security Officer PUBLIC SAFETY ACADEMY Norwalk Community College sponsors programs designed to prepare people for careers in our community s public safety agencies and organizations. Police Exam Prep Course The information provided in this three-day program is geared towards preparing the student to succeed in the highly competitive written and oral portions of a police exam. Test-taking techniques, subject-matter review, tips on improving one s background, as well as updated regional test information will be included. CRN Sessions PRFD D5003 Section 01 NCC, Room W130 Tuesday 7:00PM-9:00PM Begins 7/7 Tuition: $89 Instructor: Lt. Thomas Roncinske, M.S., of the Norwalk Police Department is a 25 year veteran and commanding officer of the first platoon. Lt. Roncinske is a supervisor with the department s Emergency Services Unit and is a former Field Training Officer. As a detective he investigated cases ranging from homicides to narcotics. He is an adjunct professor at NCC in criminal justice. Firefighter Written Examination Prep Learn test-taking strategies for the written firefighter examination while becoming familiar with the types of questions you will encounter, from reading comprehension to spatial orientation and from decision-making and logic to science and mechanical devices. Review the math that you will need and prepare for the interview. At-home assignments include practice tests. Text: Barron s Firefighter Exams, 6th Edition. That prep course was the first of its kind in Connecticut. Instructor William Peltz has over forty years of teaching experience and is an expert in high-stake test preparation. This course was originally created by Soar For Success Director William Peltz at the request of the Norwalk Fire Department. CRN 6361 PRFD D5086 Section 01 NCC, Room W130 Thursday 7:00PM-9:00PM Begins 7/9 Tuition: $149 Text Add l Instructor: William Peltz, M.A., Ed. Admin, Director of Soar For Success, has over 40 year s experience as an innovative classroom teacher, administrator, tutor, admissions consultant, author, and test prep teacher and has held international science teaching conferences Physical Security Studies Certification Earn Certification in Physical Security Studies and prepare yourself for a career in the security industry. There are many opportunities in security and this certification will demonstrate your commitment to going beyond the required, minimum certification course to become a security officer. These courses are designed to prepare the student for on-the-job situations and effectively managing your duties, concerns or problems. Students will also learn about helpful tools, resources and websites that provide more information about the security field and opportunities. Topics covered include but aren t limited to the following: Introduction to private security, Basic First Aid, CT laws and general statutes governing security officers, on the job situations and discussions, modern security threats and concerns, planning security for events, and effective communication and conversation skills. The certification program will consist of attending, completing and passing all courses and required testing. The courses are: Security Officer Certification Special Security Officer Training Security Planning and Analysis Effective Communication and Conversation Security Officer Certification The required State of CT Dept. of Public Safety eight-hour security officer training class will be taught at NCC by a security professional with a unique and diverse background in the industry. Once candidates have passed the exam and successfully completed the course, they can submit the application to receive and be issued a Security Officer Identification Card from the Special Licensing and Firearms Unit of the Department of Public Safety. Topics covered in this course include but are not limited to, Introduction to Private Security, Basic First Aid, Search & Seizure, Use of Force, and Basic Criminal Justice. Students must take and pass a written examination with a minimum passing score of 70%. Students should bring a picture ID such as driver s license or passport to class. Receipt of Security Officer ID Card is also contingent on the payment of additional fees to the Dept. Of Public Safety, Special Licensing and Firearms Unit. CRN Sessions PRFD D5029 Section 01 NCC, Room W129 Monday 5:30PM-9:30PM Begins 6/15 Tuition: $129 Instructor: Mark Basil, CPP, is a former member of the U.S. Secret Service and CPP (Certified Protection Professional) through ASIS International. Along with having written a security manual and several published articles, Mark s diverse expertise enables him to continue to provide hi-level industry development, training and consultation to all sectors of the security field. Physical Security Dynamics This course will cover the many dynamics encountered by security professionals, and those they should be aware of within their operating environments. Topics for discussion include: factors and variables, expectations, liability, and other situation based concerns. Students will learn that providing excellent security measures requires more knowledge than standard, minimum training and basic response actions. Lecture and class discussion will be utilized. CRN Session PRFD D5096 Section 01 NCC, Room W129 Wednesday 6:30PM-8:30PM 7/1 Tuition: $49 Instructor: Mark Basil, CPP 10 Visit us on-line:
13 Computers & Information Technology Whether you are looking for an introductory course or an advanced specialized certificate program such as Microsoft Office Specialist, CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification, CompTIA+ or CompTIA Nework Plus certifications, we offer courses to increase your knowledge and enhance your marketable skills. Our classes are taught by working professionals and experienced staff. Occupations Hourly Wage Average Annual Wage* Computer Operator $21.99 $45,738 Computer User Support $26.13 $54,359 Specialist Data Entry Keyer $16.33 $33,962 Desktop Publisher $19.55 $40,675 Graphic Designers $24.71 $51,385 Information Security Analyst $43.40 $90,265 Network and Computer $39.89 $82,971 Systems Administration Computers & Information Technology Software Developers, $44.12 $91,773 Applications Web Developer $31.40 $65,306 Word Processor $19.08 $39,683 *Connecticut Department of Labor Data See REGISTRATION FORM on Page 54 11
14 Bureau of Labor statistics reports indicate that job openings in the computer and information technology industry will nearly double within the next 5 years. ARE YOU READY? Computer Basics / Keyboarding MICROSOFT OFFICE SPECIALIST Step up your career by becoming certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).This comprehensive series of courses is designed to offer the students a command of Microsoft Office software solutions. See page 13 WEB DESIGN The demand for individuals who can design for the World Wide Web is growing. This certificate program will provide you with the tools you need to enter this expanding and exciting industry. See page 17 A+ CERTIFICATION Completion of the A+ Certification program means that you possess the knowledge and skills essential for a successful computer service technician. The computer Technology Industry Association administers the Certification exam. See page 17 COMPUTER PROGRAMMING Programmers are in demand in the business world. In this certificate program, individuals will learn how to use a variety of programming languages including VisualBasic.NET and C#. See page 15 COMPUTER GRAPHICS Graphic arts are more and more dependent on computer technology. In this certificate program, you will develop computer literacy and graphic skills that will open career possibilities in printing companies, advertising, publishing and marketing companies. See page 18 INTRO TO COMPUTER Keyboarding Knowing the locations of the keys on the computer keyboard is essential for quick typing of word processing documents for business and personal use, data entry, e- mails, and even responding to messages on social network sites. In just six sessions, you will learn touch-typing techniques and improve your speed and accuracy. No longer will you use the hunt-and-peck method. You will also learn correct techniques, which play an important role in accurate, fast keying. CRN 5208 COMP D5299 Section 01 NCC, Room W107 Wednesday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 6/3 Tuition: $199 Text Add l. Instructor: Jennifer A. James, M.S., is an educator with extensive experience in keyboarding, computer, and word processing applications. Her many years of instructing students have helped her to develop a style that is both patient and relaxed, making the learning more enjoyable. Computer Basics Computer Basics is the starting place for those who have little or no experience on the computer. We begin by reviewing basic computer terminology and learning about the parts of the computer and how they work together. Along the way we stress correct use of the mouse and the keyboard. As we proceed, we try out the major types of software used today, including Microsoft Word and Excel as well as other useful programs, including accessing the Internet. There is no prerequisite for this course but some ability to type would be useful. CRN Sessions COMP D5239 Section 01 NCC, Room W002 Tue/Thur 10:00AM-12:00PM Begins 6/9 Tuition: $159 Instructor: Joan Singer, B.A., is a computer consultant with many years experience teaching computer courses on all types of equipment, from mainframes to PCs. 12 Visit us on-line:
15 Introduction to the Internet The Internet is one of the most important tools used for communication, information retrieval and general knowledge. In this course we learn simple definitions of terms, then teach you to get on-board quickly. We visit popular web sites to search for and access almost limitless information. We learn how to and discover time-saving tips to speed up the search function. Some basic knowledge of the computer is assumed. CRN Sessions COMP D5918 Section 01 NCC, Room W002 Tuesday 10:00AM-12:00PM Begins 7/7 Tuition: $99 Instructor: Joan Singer, B.A. Microsoft Word 2013 Word takes word processing to a new level by automating common tasks and providing powerful tools to create professional-looking documents quickly and easily. Students will learn the essential vocabulary, concepts, and features of Microsoft Word, create and format documents, apply advanced formatting features, and use mail merge. Prerequisite: Computer Basics, Intro to Windows or equivalent experience. Students should be familiar with using both a keyboard and mouse. CRN 6581 COMP D5590 Section 01 NCC, Room W138 Tuesday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 6/2 Tuition: $349 Instructor: Patrick Shanahan, M.S., is experienced in both Microsoft Application and Operating System software. He is a certified Microsoft Office Specialist and Microsoft IT Professional. He is also CompTIA A+ Certified. Security Tips that every Windows 7 User Needs to Know This two-hour session covers essential tips on how you can keep your Windows 7 PC secure and healthy, and how you can revive it when it is not. Learn about effective computer security practices, including selecting the best antivirus software and setting up secure password management. Find out how to organize documents and folders to maximize productivity. Other topics include removing annoying adware, securing a wireless WiFi network, setting up an effective data-backup strategy, protecting your privacy, and trouble-shooting hardware and software failures. CRN Session COMP D5056 Section 01 NCC, Room W135 Thursday 7:00PM-9:00PM 7/9 Tuition: $49 Richard Malloy, M.B.A. is a veteran of the computer magazine industry. Prepare for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Be MOS certified! Step up your career by becoming certified as a Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOS). This comprehensive series of courses is designed to offer the student a command of Microsoft Office software solutions. Today s workforce demands skilled employees, and MOS certification demonstrates that you are in that select group. To receive certification as a MOS Office Specialist, a student must pass an exam administered by Microsoft for the specific application studied. The MOS exam has two levels of difficulty: proficient and expert. Successful completion of a MOS exam indicates to an employer that you have met the industry s standard for Microsoft Office 2010 desktop training. Course offerings: Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Access Microsoft Outlook Microsoft Excel 2013 Whether you are developing a household budget, analyzing portfolio returns, or calculating mortgage payments, Excel is the tool for organizing, analyzing and reporting complex data! Excel s powerful analytical tools will enable you to build complex models, analyze scenarios, and solve problems with ease. Students create and format spreadsheets, create and edit formulas, create charts. Advance features, such as scenario building, goal seeking and pivot tables are introduced, along with many of Excel s powerful built-in functions. Prerequisite: Computer Basics, Intro to Windows or equivalent. CRN 6522 COMP D5591 Section 01 NCC, Room W107 Wednesday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 6/10 Tuition: $349 Instructor: Evelyn Jones, B.A., is a corporate trainer specializing in end-user application training, including MS Office, Corel Suites, Desktop Publishing and Accounting Applications. She is certified by Microsoft as an Office Specialist. Microsoft Outlook 2013 Microsoft Outlook 2013 is the preeminent PIM or Personal Information Manager in the workplace today; It is the standardbearer. This introductory class will cover the fundamentals of Microsoft Outlook We will learn how to use Tasks to help us maintain our ever changing To-Do lists. We will learn how to enter and maintain a list of Contacts, so we can easily communicate. Using Outlook 2013 Mail we will perform all the most sought after functions like: sending, receiving, attaching files, signatures, viewing conversations, and more. Finally, we will cover the Calendar. At the heart of Outlook 2013 is the most robust calendar available today. Together we will create appointments, events, meetings and learn to make them recurring. We will also learn to: set reminders, create additional calendars, and print our calendars. Who should enroll: Those seeking to learn the most widely used contact management program. Those seeking to learn new skills to enter the workforce. Those looking to acquire new skills for advancement in the workplace. Prerequisites: The ability to surf the internet, download files, and create favorites. The ability to send and receive. The ability to create and edit documents using Microsoft Word. CRN 6582 COMP D5850 Section 01 NCC, Room W138 Wednesday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 6/10 Tuition: $299 Instructor: Patrick Shanahan, M.S. Introduction to the Internet / Microsoft Excel / Outlook / PowerPoint / Word / MOS Certification See REGISTRATION FORM on Page 54 13
16 Computer Programming / Microsoft Acess / Office / Quickbooks 14 Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Microsoft PowerPoint allows users to deliver professional presentations and slide shows in any setting, from the boardroom to the Internet. With its easy-to-use formatting and multimedia tools, PowerPoint is the ticket to powerful business proposals, winning sales presentations and effective educational aids. Students create formal presentations, complete with graphics, organization charts and data imported from spreadsheets and other programs. Students learn to use slide transitions, sound and animation effects effectively. This handson course links state-of-the-art technology to give students the support, skill, and confidence needed to make their ideas shine! Prerequisite: Computer Basics, Intro to Windows or equivalent experience. Please bring a flash drive to class. CRN 6538 COMP D5851 Section 01 NCC, Room W107 Tuesday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 6/2 Tuition: $349 Instructor: Joseph Aveni, MEd. is a veteran of the computer industry and adjunct Professor for NCC in the computer sciences department. Mr. Aveni is proficient in Microsoft Access, PowerPoint, Excel and Word. Microsoft Access 2013 Databases are indispensable for businesses, and the most popular database program for small businesses is Microsoft Access. This object-oriented relational database enables even non-technical users to organize, analyze and report on large amounts of complex data. Students will learn the essentials for planning and designing databases, building and modifying tables and forms, defining table relationships, producing reports, working with queries in Access and integrating with Microsoft Word and Excel. During this six-week class, each student will create a complete database application for managing contacts. Prerequisite: Computer Basics, Intro to Windows or equivalent. Please bring a flash drive to class. CRN 6583 COMP D5852 Section 01 NCC, Room W138 Thursday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 6/4 Tuition: $249 Instructor: Patrick Shanahan, M.S. Visit us on-line: Introduction to Microsoft Office Suite-2013 Learn what you need to know today for tomorrow! Students will be introduced to the three essential business applications of today: Word, Excel and Power- Point. In this hands-on course, students will learn the basics of word processing with Microsoft Word, create a budget spreadsheet with Microsoft Excel, do a mail merge using Word and Excel, and create a slide presentation with Power- Point. Prerequisite: Students should be familiar with basic Windows skills and feel comfortable using a computer. Please bring a flash drive to class. CRN 6539 COMP D5853 Section 01 NCC, Room W107 Monday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 6/15 Tuition: $349 Instructor: Judith Puchalski, M.B.A. is owner of JP Business Consulting, providing bookkeeping and small business consultative services to a diverse group of CT based businesses. She has over 30 years of business experience with for profit and non-profit organizations, and has assisted many businesses grow from startup into thriving organizations. QuickBooks-Pro 2013 Students will learn how to master this powerful and flexible management tool for small business accounting and bookkeeping needs. With QuickBooks, most routine operations can be automated, enabling the manager, bookkeeper, or accountant to keep vital financial information at his or her fingertips. Students will learn accounts payable, accounts receivable, report writing, and how to reconcile bank statements. Prerequisite: Computer Basics, Intro. to Windows, or equivalent experience. Please bring a flash drive to class. CRN 5128 COMP D5437 Section 01 NCC, Room W002 Monday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 6/1 Tuition: $349 CRN 5977 COMP D5437 Section 02 NCC, Room W002 Wednesday 9:00AM-12:00PM Begins 6/3 Tuition: $349 Instructor: Gina L. Palacio, is the owner of Palace Bookkeeping Service, which provides bookkeeping support to a variety of small businesses in Fairfield and New Haven Counties. Advanced QuickBooks QuickBooks Pro/Premier 2013 Learn how to master the more advanced features of this powerful and flexible management tool for small business accounting and bookkeeping needs. Students learn time and mileage billing, how to produce credit memos and purchase orders, inventory management, importing, exporting and managing lists, downloading bank transactions, and year-end procedures, including adjusting journal entries and use of the Accountant s Copy. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Quickbooks Pro. Please bring a Flash Drive to class. CRN Sessions COMP D5481 Section 01 NCC, Room W002 Wednesday 9:00AM-12:00PM Begins 7/29 Tuition: $229 Instructor: Gina L. Palacio
18 Blended Online Courses / Computer Networking & Repair / Computer Programming / Python 16 Python This course will introduce students to the basics of Python. Python is an interpreted, object-oriented high level programming language, which has recently become a popular tool in industry and in academia. Python can be used for creating Windows, UNIX and Mac applications, from simple console and web based to elaborate graphic interfaces for video games. Python standard packages such as numpy, scipy and scikit-learn offer a range of modern methods for big data analysis and constantly expand their capabilities. As Python is free to use and open source, it can be a valuable recourse for students curious about the inner workings of the data mining/machine learning methods. The ability to understand big data processing is becoming necessary for many careers, from computer programming to business managing. In this project-based course students will explore applications of Python for data analysis and computer - aided decision making. Step-bystep instructions will be provided for each project. Examples will be taken from Robotics, Finance and Business, Economics, Operations Research, Financial Modeling, Engineering, Mathematics, Biology and Physics. The concepts of machine learning algorithms and big data analysis will be introduced. Please bring a flash drive to class. CRN 6532 COMP D5102 Section 01 NCC, Room W251 Wednesday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 6/10 Tuition: $349 Instructor: Nadia Udler, M.S., is adjunct professor at Fordham University, Graduate School of Business, where she teaches Computer Simulation Applications for Finance. She has over 20 years of experience of software development for Financial Industry. She received M.S. in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Voronezh University, Russia. Visit us on-line: Advanced Python This course will start with a review of the basics of the Python programming language. After that students will be guided through individual and group projects that make use of Numpy, Schipy, SciKit- Learn and other libraries, for advanced data processing, computer simulations and database connection. They will explore debugging capabilities of popular development environments such as Spyder. The emphasis is on creating software to solve real word problems, arising in Robotics, Business and Finance, Economics, Financial Modeling, Trading, Big Data Processing, Medical Diasgnostics, Robotics, and more. Please bring a flash drive to class. CRN 6533 COMP D5101 Section 01 NCC, Room W251 Wednesday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 7/22 Tuition: $349 Instructor: Nadia Udler, M.S. BLENDED ONLINE COURSES Blended courses are a collaboration between the Credit and Extended Studies division. No credit is awarded and prices may vary. Students taking Extended Studies blended online courses offered by the Credit Division for the first time should plan to attend a scheduled orientation on the East Campus. For information regarding online orientation dates and times, please go to the NCC website: On the Distance Learning page: Click Academics > Distance Learning Technical Requirement: In order to take an online course, you must have access to a computer with internet access that meets the following requirements: Browser: must be Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher or Netscape Communicator. Navigator 7.0 or higher or AOL 8.0 or 9.0 or Mozilla s Foxfire. (Internet Explorer Version 9 is not supported at this time.) Introduction to Programming *This course is also available as a Credit Division class. Prices may vary. This course covers Fundamentals of programming and program development techniques. Topics include data types, functions, storage class, selection, repetition, pointers, arrays, and file processing. Programming laboratory projects in a closed laboratory environment are supervised by the instructor. Three hours lecture; two hours of laboratory. Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra CRN 6311 COMP D5117 Section 01B Online Begins 5/26 Tuition: $620 Text Add l Instructor: Thomas Duffy, is the Chair of the Computer Science Department and the Program Coordinator for the Computer Science degree. He teaches courses in Web Development, XML, and Java. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Master of Arts in Mathematics/Computer Science from Western Connecticut State University and is the owner of Bright Moments Software - a software company specializing in Web Technologies. Hardware: Pentium 233 MHz (Recommended: Pentium 500 MHz or greater); 64 MB RAM (Recommended 128 MB RAM or greater); 52 MB hard drive space Operating System: Windows 98 or higher; MAC OS 10.1x, 10.2x All communications, assignments, tests, etc. take place on the Internet using a course management system called WebCTVista at a time and place that is convenient for you. You DO NOT have to attend class at a specific time on campus. You DO need to have strong time management and organizational skills. Online classes are not easier just more convenient.
20 Computer Graphics / Illustrator / PhotoShop 18 COMPUTER GRAPHICS Photoshop I for PC Version Creative Cloud Suite This course will teach the use of the basic tools, functions and features of Adobe Photoshop. Students will learn about making selections, resizing, creating collages, use of layers, modifying and enhancing photographs. Please bring a flash drive to class. CRN 5132 COMP D5443 Section 01 NCC, Room W251 Monday 6:00PM-9:00PM Begins 6/1 Tuition: $349 No Class 6/29 Instructor: Thomas Nackid Visit us on-line: Photoshop II for PC Version Creative Cloud Suite This class will be taught on PC computers but all skills are applicable to the MAC version as well. This course will build upon the skills and competencies learned in Photoshop I. In addition, students will learn more about image manipulation and other advanced techniques. This course will explore and emphasize the more creative uses of Adobe Photoshop. Prerequisite: Photoshop I. Please bring a flash drive to class. CRN 6535 COMP D5466 Section 01 NCC, Room W135 Thursday 6:30PM-9:30PM Begins 7/16 Tuition: $349 Instructor: Thomas Nackid, M.T.S.C. is an illustrator and graphic designer with more than 16 years of experience in publishing, journalism and educational materials. He holds a Master s Degree in technical and scientific communications from Miami University s MTSC program. Illustrator I for PC Version Creative Cloud Suite Skills learned on the PC are applicable to the MAC version of Illustrator. This course will introduce artists and graphic designers to the fundamental concepts and techniques for using Adobe Illustrator. Students will learn key features of the program including: creating and modifying shapes, drawing with the pen tool, coloring objects and using type. Basic familiarity with personal computers, opening and saving files, using menus, etc. CRN 6182 COMP D5016 Section 01 NCC, Room W247 Thursday 6:30PM-9:30PM Begins 6/4 Tuition: $349 Instructor: Thomas Nackid, M.T.S.C.