liberal_artsAssociate in Arts in Liberal Arts: Communications

Day/Evening Program

The Liberal Arts Degree with a Communications Concentration has been developed to provide the first two years of preparation for a student wishing to complete a bachelor degree with a major in communication or media studies, or journalism.

Students selecting the Communications concentration must have strong writing, critical thinking and application skills in order to be successful in this program.

Career tracks for the Communications major include print or broadcast reporter or editor, public relations specialist, advertising, social media, educator, among many other choices.

 

 

 

All students in the concentration are required to meet the requirements of the following courses to remain in the Communications concentration:

  • ENGN101 College Composition (minimum grade of B- required)(Note: transfer or Running Start credit requires a minimum grade of B-; comparable CLEP score is 55-58)
  • CMNN101 Introduction to Media Studies (minimum grade of B- is required to remain in the Communications concentration

Students are encouraged to work closely with their academic advisor while at NCC. An early decision by the student as to the four-year college/university to which he/she plans to transfer will make the advising process more effective. Students planning to transfer into a Communications program at a four-year institution are encouraged to contact that institution’s transfer admission office to review specific curriculum requirements.

Upon the completion of the degree in Liberal Arts, graduates will be able to:

  1. Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, and evaluate critically what they hear and read.

  2. Demonstrate comprehension and skill with research methods and scientific inquiry.

  3. Apply the logic of mathematical reasoning and demonstrate proficiency in computational methods and mathematical concepts and applications.

  4. Apply critical thinking skills to solve problems, to evaluate arguments and chains of reasoning, and to interpret information.

  5. Demonstrate the ability to use contemporary information technology to gather information resources for personal and professional obligations.

  6. Demonstrate an understanding of and reasoning ability about contemporary ethical issues and values.

  7. Embrace the importance of cultural diversity and the role of a global perspective in modern society. In addition, a student graduating with a Concentration in Communications is also able to:

  8. Display a professional work ethic as a result of adhering to the principle of objectivity.

  9. Identify and understand the purposes of various media types.

  10. Understand the global impact of the media.

 

Associate in Arts - Liberal Arts: Communications
FIRST YEAR

FALL SEMESTER

CL

LAB

CR

ENGN101 College Composition

4

0

4

General Education: Group B Elective

4

0

4

General Education: Group E Elective*

4

0

4

POLN102 American Government & Politics (Group D)

3

0

3

 

 

 

15

SPRING SEMESTER

CMNN101 Introduction to Media Studies

3

0

3

General Education: Group C Elective

3

0

3

ENGN109 Oral Communication

3

0

3

General Education: Group E Elective*

4

0

4

General Education: Group F or G Elective**

3

0

3

XXXXxxx Open Elective

3

0

3

 

19

SECOND YEAR

FALL SEMESTER

CL

LAB

CR

CMNN115 Introduction to Media Writing

3

0

3

General Education: Group F or G Elective

3

0

3

General Education: Group B Elective

4

0

4

CMNNxx Elective

3

0

3

POLN220 American Politics and Mass Media (Group D)

3

0

3

 

16

SECOND YEAR

SPRING SEMESTER

CL

LAB

CR

CMNNxx Elective

3

0

3

CMNNxx Elective

3

0

3

FARN120 Graphic Design Theroy (Group F)

3

0

3

CMNNxx Elective

3

0

3

CMNN285 Internship

3

0

3

 

15

 

Minimum Total Credits 65

A minimum of 64 credits must be earned in the required categories to complete the program of studies. A minimum of 16 credits must be earned at Nashua Community College, and 8 of those 16 credits must be earned in courses at the 200 level. *MTHN106 or MTHN110 recommended. **HUMN140 recommended.

 

Culinary Artsculuinary2

Day Program

This mission of the proposed Culinary Arts Program is to prepare students for employment in commercial and institutional positions in the culinary industry and to provide the foundational skills for those who wish to take their passion for cooking to the next level of expertise, skill and knowledge.

The program is designed to meet current and future needs of the food service industry in which the demand for employment is high; employing more than nine million jobs annually in the United States.  Students enrolled in the Culinary Arts program receive "hands-on", practical lab training paired with traditional academic culinary courses that are aligned with industry needs.

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE IN CULINARY ARTS

FIRST YEAR
FALL SEMESTERCLLABCR
CULN102 Principles of Culinary Arts 2 2 3
CULN105 Food Safety and Sanitation 2 2 3
CULN110 Basic Food Preparation 1 4 3
ENGN101 College Composition 4 0 4
LEXN101 First Year Experience 1 0 1
MHTN103 Topics in Applied College Mathematics 3 0 3
        17
SPRING SEMESTERCLLABCR
BCPN101 Computer Technology and Applications 2 2 3
CULN112 American Regional Cuisine 1 4 3
CULN120 Fundamentals of Baking 1 4 3
CULN130 Menu Development 2 2 3
CULN140 Nutritional Cuisine 3 0 3
General Education: Group A-G 3 0 3
        18
SECOND YEAR
FALL SEMESTERCLLABCR
CULN210 Intermediate Food Preparation 1 4 3
CULN220 Food Service Purchasing and Cost Controls 2 0 2
General Education:  Group F Elective 3 0 3
General Education:  Group D Elective 3 0 3
PSYN130 Human Relations 3 0 3
SCIN120 Nutrition 3 0 3
        17
SPRING SEMESTERCLLABCR
CULN212 International Cuisine 1 6 4
CULN215 Garde Manger 1 4 3
CULN235 Dining Room Service 1 4 3
General Education:  Group A Elective 3 0 3
CULN290 Culinary Internship 1 9 4
      17

Total 69 Credits

A student must earn a "C" or better in Culinary Arts classes in order to progress to the next class.

Upon the completion of the degree in Culinary Arts, graduates will be able to:

  1. Work effectively in commercial food production environments such as restaurants, hotels and resorts, private clubs and institutional foodservice, catering, and other food related businesses.

  2. Apply skills in communication and interpersonal relationships, safety and sanitation, industry terminology, and leadership.

  3. Utilize knowledge in many forms of cookery, hot and cold food preparation, soups and sauces, buffet presentations, dining room service, beverage management, and storeroom procedures.

  4. Interpret weights and measurements, calculate and execute standard recipes, and understand and implement cost controls and inventories.

  5. Demonstrate appropriate work ethic through proper conduct and dress.

  6. Demonstrate the importance of diversity as it relates to food and culture.

  7. Identify the benefits of continued professional growth.

Teacher Education

Program Outcomes 

Upon the completion of the degree in Teacher Education, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an awareness of and a beginning understanding of the teaching profession in regard to its historical context, the implications of the profession, and the role played by public education in contemporary society.
  2. Articulate a beginning philosophy of education that incorporates an understanding of relevant theories and models of education.
  3. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and appreciation of the general education areas of literature, science, mathematics, social sciences, and humanities/fine arts/world language.
  4. Demonstrate college level proficiency in written and oral communication, and analytical, mathematical, and scientific reasoning that support the effective use and application of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required in the program and needed for transfer to a four-year degree institution.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of self and a general understanding of the human condition that promotes an appreciation for diversity, historical context, exceptionalities, and aesthetic sensitivity.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to make informed decisions in regard to an in-depth study in a particular area based on the student’s chosen goals, teaching field, and the need for continued learning.

 

Liberal Arts:  Science Concentration

Day/Evening Program

science degreeThe Associate in Arts Degree with a Concentration in Science offers students the opportunity to explore an array of science courses which span the fields of biology, chemistry, mathematics, physical science, and physics.  Students receive a strong foundation in the scientific method and the physical world.

The Science Concentration prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and to pursue further study in the fields of biology, chemistry, physical science, physics, health careers, laboratory work, scientific research, teaching, or pharmaceuticals.

Because requirements vary at four-year colleges and universities, students should work closely with their academic advisors to make sure they enroll in courses appropriate for the institutions to which they plan to transfer.

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS IN LIBERAL ARTS:  SCIENCE CONCENTRATION

FIRST YEAR
FALL SEMESTERCLLABCR
SCIN103 General Biology I 3 3 4
SCIN142 General Chemistry I
3 3 4
ENGN101 College Composition 4 0 4
General Education:  Group E Elective (Methematics) 4 0 4
        16
SPRING SEMESTERCLLABCR
SCIN104 Principles ofl Biology II - OR -      
SCIN160 Genetics 3 3 4
SCIN143 General Chemistry II 3
General Education:  Group E Elective (Mathematics)* 4 0 4
General Education: Group F (Humanities) or G (World language)** Elective 3 0 3
General Education: Group A (English) Elective 3 0 3
        18
SECOND YEAR
FALL SEMESTERCLLABCR
SCIN215 Microbiology - OR -      
SCINxxx Science Elective 3 3 4
PSYN101 Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3
SCIN280 Research Track: SCIN280 Scientific Inquiry 1 3 2
  Non-Research Track: SCIN220 Ecology 3 3 4
General Education:  Group D Elective (Non-Behavioral Social Science) Elective 3 0 3
General Education: Group F (Humanities) or G (World language)** Elective 3 0 3
        15/17
SPRING SEMESTERCLLABCR
SCIN284 Non-Research Track: SCIN284 Advanced Topics in Biology -OR- Research Track: SCIN285 Science Capstone Experience 3
2
0/3
5
3/4
4
SCIN2xx Science Elective 3 3 4
General Education:  Group C (Behavioral Science) or D (Non-Behavioral Social Science) Elective 3 0 3
General Education: Group F (Humanities) or G (World language)** Elective 3 0 3
General Education:  Open Elective 3 0 3
        16/17
Total 65-68 Credits
All students in the Science concentration are required to complete the following courses:  SCIN101 Biology I.  Two physical science courses of the same series:  SCIN142 General Chemistry I/SCIN143 General Chemistry II, or SCIN131 Physics I/SCIN132 Physics II, or SCIN231 Calculus-Based Physics I/SCIN232 Calculus-based Physics II.
SCIN215 Microbiology
SCIN280 Scientific Inquiry and Techniques
SCIN285 Science Capstone Experience
*Two college level MTHNxxx courses. 

Recommended:  SCINxxx Science Electives (SCIN102 Biology II, SCIN160 Genetics, SCIN201 Anatomy and Physiology I/SCIN202 Anatomy and Physiology II, SCIN220 Ecology.)

MTHNxxx Math Electives (MTHN210 Calculus I/MTHN211 Calculus II)

HUMNxxx Humanities Electives (HUMN109 Introduction to Philosophy, HUMN110 Critical Thinking Skills, HUMN130 Music Composition.)

LNGNxxx World Language Electives (2 courses of the same language) 

Students are recommended to consult with advisors at both Nashua Community College and the college(s) to which they wish to transfer for guidance about course selection.  Careful planning is required to ensure that mathematics and science courses will fulfill bachelor degree requirements. 

Program Outcomes

Upon the completion of the degree in Liberal Arts, a graduate is able to: 

  1. Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, and evaluate critically what they hear and read.

  2. Demonstrate comprehension and skill with research methods and scientific inquiry.

  3. Apply the logic of mathematical reasoning and demonstrate proficiency in computational methods and mathematical concepts and applications.

  4. Apply critical thinking skills to solve problems, to evaluate arguments and chains of reasoning, and to interpret information.

  5. Demonstrate the ability to use contemporary information technology to gather information resources for personal and professional obligations.

  6. Demonstrate an understanding of and reasoning ability about contemporary ethical issues and values.

  7. Embrace the importance of cultural diversity and the role of a global perspective in modern society.

In addition, a student graduating with a Concentration in Science is also able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical principles of a range of disciplines in the physical and biological sciences.

  2. Demonstrate the ability to apply appropriate mathematics to problems found in the physical and biological sciences.

  3. Demonstrate a wide variety of laboratory techniques in the physical and biological sciences.

  4. Generate and maintain accurate lab documentation, including a laboratory notebook.

  5. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and draw conclusions from generated scientific data, and be able to present and defend the findings.

 

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Program Outcomes 

Upon the completion of the degree in Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, graduates will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing, with children or adults and their families, as well as colleagues, supervisors, and other professionals, while always directing inquiries for clinical information to the supervising speech-language pathologist.
  2. Demonstrate comprehension of and skill utilizing a variety of research methods and scientific inquiry in order to evaluate information critically.
  3. Apply the logic of mathematical reasoning and demonstrate proficiency in computational methods and mathematical concepts and applications.
  4.  Apply critical thinking skills to solve problems, to evaluate arguments and chains of reasoning, and to interpret information.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to use contemporary information technology to gather information resources for personal and professional obligations.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of and reasoning ability about contemporary ethical issues and values.
  7. Describe developmental patterns of the acquisition of sounds, words, grammatical and syntactical forms, semantics, the receptive and expressive use of language and pragmatic skills.
  8. Demonstrate understanding of the basic etiology and symptomology of communication disorders, including developmental delays, voice, language, articulation, phonology, fluency, neurological impairment and hearing impairment.
  9. Identify various language and cultural diversities and demonstrate awareness and understanding of student/patient/client needs and cultural values.
  10. Describe the general principles of therapeutic intervention and identify the scope, the roles, and major issues of therapy in a variety of settings, age/grade levels, types of treatment, and supervision models used as related to speech and language therapy.
  11. Follow documented individual education plans or protocols (IEPs, IFSPs) developed by the supervising speech-language pathologist as well as plan and implement therapy for specific, common problems under the direct supervision of a speech-language pathologist.
  12. Document student/patient/client performance (e.g., tallying data for the speech-language pathologist to use; preparing charts, records, and graphs) and report this information to the supervising speech-language pathologist.
  13. Write clear and concise reports of treatment sessions.
  14. Exhibit compliance with regulations, reimbursement requirements, and the speech-language pathology assistant’s job responsibilities.