Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Some Thoughts at the End of a Semester

As another semester comes to an end, it's time to look forward to your upcoming registration. Here are some important items to keep in mind as you plan for the future.

If you received a grade of "D" or "F" in a developmental course (a course beginning with "0") you will need to repeat it in your upcoming registration. If you were unsuccessful in developmental math, give some serious thought to repeating the class in the format over two semesters.

Many students forget that you need a grade of "C" or higher in ENG 121 and 122. If you received a grade of "D" in either of these courses, you will need to repeat it.

A course can be taken up to three times. If you are pursuing a fourth attempt of a course, you will need to secure approval from an academic advisor in the Advising Center in Chambers Hall.

Be proactive!! If you need to replace a course in the upcoming semester because you were unsuccessful in a prerequisite, do so through your WebAdvisor account. Don't wait for a notice cancelling the incorrect class for Non-Compliance.

Be alert to your Academic Status. About a week after the semester ends, you will learn if you have been placed on Academic Probation or Academic Restriction. Academic Probation means that you can register for no more than 4 classes or 14 credits, whichever is fewer. Academic Restriction means that you can register for no more than 2 classes or 8 credits, whichever is fewer.

When planning your upcoming registration, you may want to include a General Education elective in your registration. Click GE Humanities electives and GE Social Science electives to view these lists of courses.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Prof. Heller and some of the Great Courses of the Visual, Performing, and Media Arts Department--Spring 2012

There are some great creative courses still out there seeking students from ALL majors---thought we’d put out a personal announcement and say, “Where are you?”

What’s available? Read on…

THEATRE

For students interested in performance THE 132-73 ACTING II is open. With the Chairperson’s permission you may be able to enroll if you have some theatre experience, even without having taken Acting I yet. Perfect studio course for Education majors.

For students interested in Musicals, try THE 152 American Musical Theatre. See some new musicals, and take this one time only opportunity to study with Jess K. Smith, NYC director, as she puts a new spin on this course. Guaranteed to dazzle!

THE 146 Play Production. Help work on designs for our plays. Learn the backstage elements which go into set design. Work with a great crew, meet the actors, directors, and other theatre professionals that make a performance possible.

VISUAL ARTS

ART 150 Mixed Media will open your eyes to the art of collage. Taught by an expert in collage art.

ART 109 Drawing. No experience? No problem! This drawing course will teach you the basics. Perfect studio course for Education majors. You will see progress!

ART 220 Graphic Arts Contemporary. This printmaking course will teach you how to make multiple prints on a press from your original ideas. Create an edition!

ART110 Figure Drawing Draw from a live model. Learn basics of anatomy and how to depict the human figure using a variety of art media. Perfect for Education majors.

ART 115 Survey of Non-Western ART This seminar style course has been redisgned by a terrific professor. Satisfies the GE HUM requirement. Try as an alternative to the larger art history courses.

QUESTIONS? Contact ME, Prof. Heller, Chairperson VPMA at 732-906-2589


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

MCC's Newest Major--Allied Health Pre-Professional

Middlesex County College has created a new degree and certificate--Allied Health Pre-Professional. They will be a wonderful addition to MCC's variety of degree and certificate programs.

These programs provide students with an opportunity to develop knowledge and experience in varied areas of laboratory science for use in Allied Health Programs. They will also allow students to obtain financial aid while completing preparatory work for admission into the competitive Health Technology programs, and give students addititonal options to consider when making a decision to pursue a degree or certificate in the fields related to the health care industry.

Students who successfully complete the program will have a strong science background as an advantage in seeking entry level employment in Allied Health positions. Additionally, agreements are in development for transfer to UMDNJ and Fairleigh Dickinson University.

If you are a student who is OCNUR or OCDH or OCRAD or OCRST or OCMD, please consider changing your major to this new program, AHPP.AS. If you are a Liberal Arts or Biology Pre-Professional major and want to pursue admission to one the competitive Health Technology programs, please consider changing to AHPP.AS. There is no charge for the change of major

For additional information, email the Center at advising@middlesesexcc.edu.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

MCC's Honors Program

Are you aware that Middlesex County College has an Honors Program? Dr. Mathew Spano and Prof. Donna-Marie Gardner are the Co-Directors of the Honors Program.

A student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Entering, first-year students must have a minimum combined score of 1200 (Math 600 and Critical Reading 600 of higher) AND no developmental courses OR a cumulative GPA of 3.5 of a 4.0 grading scale (high school) AND no developmental course requirements

  • Current MCC and transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher after the completion of 12 college credits and the completion of all developmental coursework.

The Honors courses for Fall 2011 are BIO 105-H, BIO 123-H, ENG 253-H, MAT 131-H, POS 225-H, PSY 123-H, SOC 121-H, and SOC 131-H.


For additional information, email advising@middlesexcc.edu.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What is Non-Compliance?

Some students may receive an email notifying them that their schedule needs to be adjusted because of Non-Compliance. Here is a brief overview of this academic situation.

If students were unsuccessful in a developmental course, the course that comes after it (MAT 014 after MAT 013 or MAT 013S/MAT 013, for example) cannot be taken. The unsuccessful course must be repeated. Please remember that a developmental course receiving a "D" must be repeated.

Additionally, ENG 121 and 122 both need a grade of at least a "C" for graduation. A student cannot register for ENG 122 if he/she received a "D" in ENG 121.

Most students are confused about the prerequisite for MAT 129 (Precalculus). Students can take the one-semester version (MAT 129) if they receive a grade of "B" or higher in MAT 014. However, a grade of "C" or "C+" or "B-" in MAT 014 places the student in MAT 129A (the two-semester version).

Students are notified of Non-Compliance at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters and the first summer session. These students are told to adjust their schedule by a designated date. If the course schedule is not changed by that date, the schedule is changed without any input from the student. Please visit the Advising Center with any questions about Non-Compliance.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Academic Advising Overview for Fire Science Majors (FIRE.AAS)

The Academic Advising Center is undertaking a new project which will allow students to receive an overview of the requirements of their declared major. In so doing, the Center hopes to utilize the electronic resources at its disposal to provide our students with the best possible academic advising as efficiently as possible. This Electronic Advising Packet is for the Fire Science Technology degree.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Academic Advising Overview for Engineering Science Majors (ES.AS)

The Academic Advising Center is undertaking a new project which will allow students to receive an overview of the requirements of their declared major. In so doing, the Center hopes to utilize the electronic resources at its disposal to provide our students with the best possible academic advising as efficiently as possible. This Electronic Advising Packet is for the Engineering Science Major.

  • ENG 121 and ENG 122

  • MAT 131 and MAT 132

  • CSC 133

  • PED (1) or HED 150 (3)

  • General Education Humanities Elective

  • MEC 119

  • General Education Social Sciences Elective

  • General Education Humanities or General Education Social Sciences Elective

  • CHM 121/125 and CHM 122/126

  • PHY 133/135 and PHY 134/136 and PHY 236/239

  • MAT 233 and MAT 234

  • Two Technical Electives (see below)

  • For Chemical Engineering, the two Technical Electives are CHM 221/227 and CHM 222/228.

  • For Civil Engineering, the two Technical Electives are ELT 221 and MEC 222.

  • For Electrical Engineering the two Technical Electives are ELT 221 and ELT 222.

  • For Mechanical Engineering, the two Technical Electives are ELT 221 and MEC 222.

Please make an appointment with a transfer counselor in the Department of Counseling and Career Services for any questions about transferring this degree to the college/university of your choice.


For additional questions, please email the Academic Advising Center at advising@middlesexcc.edu.

Academic Advising Overview for Criminal Justice--Correction Option Majors (CJC.AS)

The Academic Advising Center is embarking on a new project which will allow students to receive an overview of the requirements of their declared major. In so doing, the Center hopes to use the various electronic resources at its disposal to provide our students with the best possible academic advising as efficiently as possible. Criminal Justice (Correction Option) is one of the most popular majors at MCC. Some of the Criminal Justice (Correction Option) requirements are similar to other majors:
Criminal Justice has other specific requirements:

  • CJU 123 and CJU 124

  • SOC 121 and SOC 140

  • PSY 123 and PSY 222 (either PSY 123 or SOC 121 is the prerequisite to PSY 222)

  • COR 201 (CJU 123 is the corequisite or prerequisite to COR 201)

  • COR 207 (CJU 123 is the corequisite or prerequisite to COR 207)

  • COR 280 or POL 204

  • CSC 105

  • POS 201 and 220

  • Either SOC 225 or POS 231 (either POS 121 or POS 201 or POS 220 is the prerequisite to POS 231)

Criminal Justice has one feature, however, that makes it unique among MCC majors. Students must complete two GE Mathematics courses or two GE four-credit science courses. Please note that this is an either/or situation and that if the science option is chosen, the GE sciences must be four-credit courses. If the math sequence is chose, the College recommends MAT 123 and 124.


Please make an appointment with a transfer counselor in the Department of Counseling and Career Services for any questions about the ability of CJCto transfer. For additional questions please email the Academic Advising Center at advising@middlesexcc.edu .


Friday, April 1, 2011

Academic Advising Overview for Science Transfer--Biology Pre-Professional Option Majors (BPPST.AS)

The Academic Advising Center is undertaking a new project which will allow students to receive an overview of the requirements of their declared major. In so doing, the Center hopes to utilize the electronic resources at its disposal to provide our students with the best possible academic advising as efficiently as possible. This Electronic Advising Packet is for the Science Transfer--Biology Pre-Professional Option.

Please make an appointment with a transfer counselor in the Department of Counseling and Career Services for any questions about transferring this degree to the college/university of your choice.


For additional questions, please email the Academic Advising Center at advising@middlesexcc.edu.

Academic Advising Overview for Science Transfer--Mathematics Option Majors (MAT.AS)

The Academic Advising Center is undertaking a new project which will allow students to receive an overview of the requirements of their declared major. In so doing, the Center hopes to utilize the electronic resources at its disposal to provide our students with the best possible academic advising as efficiently as possible. This Electronic Advising Packet is for the Science Transfer --Mathematics Option.

Please make an appointment with a transfer counselor in the Department of Counseling and Career Services for any questions about transferring this degree to the college/university of your choice.


For additional questions, please email the Academic Advising Center at advising@middlesexcc.edu.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Academic Advising Overview for Science Transfer--Biology Option Majors (BIO.AS)

The Academic Advising Center is undertaking a new project which will allow students to receive an overview of the requirements of their declared major. In so doing, the Center hopes to utilize the electronic resources at its disposal to provide our students with the best possible academic advising as efficiently as possible. This Electronic Advising Packet is for the Science Transfer--Biology Option.

Please make an appointment with a transfer counselor in the Department of Counseling and Career Services for any questions about transferring this degree to the college/university of your choice.


For additional questions, please email the Academic Advising Center at advising@middlesexcc.edu.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Academic Advising Overview for Fine Arts Majors--Art, Music, and Theatre Options

The Academic Advising Center is undertaking a new project which will allow students to receive an overview of the requirements of their declared major. In so doing, the Center hopes to use the electronic resources at its disposal to provide our students with the best possible academic advising in as efficient way as possible. Fine Arts has three options (Art, Music, and Theatre). The three options, however, have core requirements.
ART.AFA Fine Arts--Art Option

  • ART 109 or ART 110

  • ART 123

  • ART 124

  • ART 145

  • ART 146

  • ART 148

  • ART 149

  • One of the following (ART 221 or ART 222 or ART 223 or ART 224)

  • One additional ART course
MUS. AFA Fine Arts--Music Option

  • MUS 123 or MUS 124

  • MUS 131 and MUS 132

  • MUS 140

  • MUS 201 and MUS 202

  • One additional MUS course
THE.AFA Fine Arts--Theatre Option

  • THE 123 or THE 152

  • THE 124

  • THE 131

  • THE 145

  • THE 146

  • 3 additional credits in a THE course or one from the following--ENG 234 or ENG 258 or SPE 124 or MUS 123 or MUS 124 or any DAN course

Please make an appointment with a transfer counselor in the Department of Counseling and Career Services for any questions about transferring this major.

For additional questions, please email the Academic Advising Center at advising@middlesexcc.edu.






Monday, March 28, 2011

Academic Advising Overview for Business Administraton Transfer Majors (BUS.AS)

The Academic Advising Center is embarking on a new project which will allow students to receive an overview of the requirements of their declared major. In so doing, the Center hopes to use the electronic resources at its disposal to provide our students with the best possible academic advising in as efficient way as possible. Business Administration Transfer (BUS.AS) is one of the most popular majors at MCC. Some of the BUS.AS requirements are similar to other majors:
Business Administration Transfer (BUS.AS) has other specific requirements:

  • ACC 101 and ACC 102

  • ECO 201 and ECO 202 (MAT 013 is the prerequisite to EC0 201)

  • SPE 121

  • BUS 101

  • CSC 105 or CSC 106

  • BUS 201

  • Three Business Electives (BUS 202, MGT 210, and MKT 201 are recommended)

  • Free Elective

Please make an appointment with a transfer counselor in the Department of Counseling and Career Services for any questions about transferring BUS.AS. Please note that the Liberal Arts- Business Option degree (not Business Administration Transfer) is designed for transfer to Rutgers University in New Brunswick.


For additional questions, please email the Academic Advising Center at advising@middlesexcc.edu.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Academic Advising Overview for Criminal Justice (Police Science) Majors (Prior to Fall 2011)

The Academic Advising Center is embarking on a new project which will allow students to receive an overview of the requirements of their declared major. In so doing, the Center hopes to use the various electronic resources at its disposal to provide our students with the best possible academic advising as efficiently as possible. Criminal Justice (Police Science Option) is one of the most popular majors at MCC. Some of the CJ requirements are similar to other majors:

Criminal Justice has other specific requirements:



  • CJU 123 and CJU 124


  • SOC 121 and SOC 140


  • PSY 123 and PSY 222 (either PSY 123 or SOC 121 is the prerequisite to PSY 222)


  • POL 201 and 202 and 204 (these courses can be studied in any order)


  • CSC 105


  • POS 201 and 220


  • Either SOC 225 or POS 231 (either POS 121 or POS 201 or POS 220 is the prerequisite to POS 231)


Criminal Justice has one feature, however, that makes it unique among MCC majors. Students must complete two GE Mathematics courses or two GE four-credit science courses. Please note that this is an either/or situation and that if the science option is chosen, the GE sciences must be four-credit courses. If the math sequence is chose, the College recommends MAT 123 and 124.



Please make an appointment with a transfer counselor in the Department of Counseling and Career Services for any questions about the ability of CJP to transfer. For additional questions please email the Academic Advising Center at advising@middlesexcc.edu .



Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What is Non-Compliance?

Some students may receive an email notifying them that their schedule was adjusted due to Non-Compliance. Here is a brief overview of this academic situation.

If you were unsuccessful in a developmental course, the course that comes after it (RDG 011 after RDG 009, for example) cannot be taken. The unsuccessful course must be repeated. Please remember that a developmental course receiving a "D" must be repeated.

Additionally, ENG 121 and 122 both need a grade of at least a "C" for graduation. A student cannot register for ENG 122 if he/she received a "D" in ENG 121.

Most students are confused about the prerequisite for MAT 129 (Precalculus). Students can take the one-semester version (MAT 129) if they receive a grade of "B" or higher in MAT 014. However, a grade of "C" or "C+" or "B-" in MAT 014 places the student in MAT 129A (the two-semester version).

Students were notified of Non-Compliance on January 3 and were told to adjust their schedules by January 13. If the schedule was not changed by that date, the incorrect course was deleted from the schedule.