Mohawk Valley Community College

Introduction

Mohawk Valley Community College provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to meet the diverse needs of our students. We are the community’s college, committed to student success through partnerships, transfer and career pathways, and personal enrichment. The College, which spans two campuses – one in Utica and another in Rome – offers 90 degree and certificate options for its enrollment of 6,000 full- and part-time students.

We are part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, which is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States. This system, comprised of 64 institutions, provides endless opportunities for our students and alumni.

MVCC’s tuition, the sixth lowest in the SUNY system, along with a robust scholarship program and services including a campus-to-campus direct shuttle help make the College accessible for everyone. There are 22 intercollegiate athletic programs and more than 50 student clubs and organizations, providing students with a variety of activities to express themselves and explore their options.

International Students at Mohawk Valley Community College are provided with resources through the International Admissions Office and the International Student Services Office, to ensure a smooth transition into the community and the U.S. Educational System. Students attend a week long orientation prior to the start of classes where they can become comfortable with the campus, other students, and the faculty and staff. Continued support includes monthly activities, the International Club, a Mentor Program, and daily office hours to speak directly to an International Advisor.

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Associate of Arts

AA in Liberal Arts and Sciences: International Studies

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Rome Utica + 1 more

This program prepares for transfer to a four-year program in business, social sciences or humanities with an international orientation. Along with providing a coherent liberal arts base, it provides access to instruction in French, German, Italian, and Spanish. High School Mathematics Course 1 and 2 or the equivalent, and one year of a laboratory science are required; two years of a foreign language are recommended. [+]

This program prepares for transfer to a four-year program in business, social sciences or humanities with an international orientation. Along with providing a coherent liberal arts base, it provides access to instruction in French, German, Italian, and Spanish. High School Mathematics Course 1 and 2 or the equivalent, and one year of a laboratory science are required; two years of a foreign language are recommended. Goals & Outcomes Goal 1 To develop a range of skills including critical thinking, problem solving Identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments as they occur in their own or other’s work Develop well-reasoned arguments Goal 2 To promote support for an interest in foreign language and culture Students will demonstrate knowledge and an understanding from an international perspective about the human condition and past and present culture Goal 3 To develop an understanding and proficiency in the intellectual skills in the use of a second spoken and written language Students will demonstrate a proficiency in a second spoken and written language Students will demonstrate a proficiency in knowledge of international culture Goal 4 To promote diversity awareness and a global view Students will demonstrate an understanding of global: economic issues historical perspectives social issues and/or environmental developments Goal 5 To provide opportunities for students to demonstrate a range of skills in written and oral proficiency The student will devise and confidently deliver oral proposals and reports The student will compose clear and coherent written reports and essays Goal 6 To prepare the student to transfer to a four-year program in the social sciences or humanities Graduates will transfer to a four-year institution with junior status or before completing a degree, students may transfer general education courses towards upper level programs in other institutions Goal 7 To create an opportunity for the student to gain: depth in the humanities breadth in other subject areas Graduates will have taken sequences of courses in languages, literature, social sciences, the arts, mathematics, and natural sciences Graduates will have taken a variety of subjects, such as languages, literature, social sciences, the arts, mathematics, and sciences Goal 8 To provide opportunities for students to study abroad while earning up to 15 hours toward a degree from MVCC Students with an interest in study abroad will participate in academic programs in other countries Goal 9 To prepare students to demonstrate information literacy Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information First Semester ED100 College Seminar 1.0 EN101 English 1: Composition 3.0 HI101 History of Civ 1 3.0 MA108 Concepts in Mathematics 3.0 PS202 Comparative Poltcs (IS 1) 3.0 Foreign Language 1 3.0 PEXXX Physical Education Elective 0.5 Second Semester AN102 Cultural Anthropology 3.0 EN102 English 2:Idea&Values Lit 3.0 HI102 History of Civ 2 3.0 MA110 Elementary Statistics 3.0 Foreign Language 2 3.0 PEXXX Physical Education Elective 0.5 Third Semester BM101 Survey Economics 3.0 EN150 Effective Speech 3.0 EN255 World Literature 1 3.0 Core GE Natural Science 4.0 Restricted Elective 3.0 PEXXX Physical Education Elective 0.5 Fourth Semester EN256 World Literature 2 3.0 PS205 International Politics 3.0 GE Natural Science 4.0 Restricted Elective 3.0 PEXXX Physical Education Elective 0.5 Restricted Electives Business Electives include: BM212 International Marketing 3.0 IS101 Computers and Society 3.0 Social Science Electives include: SO101 Intro Sociology 3.0 PY101 Intro General Psychology 3.0 AN101 Biological Anthropology 3.0 Humanities Electives include HU204 History of Art 1 3.0 HU205 History of Art 2 3.0 HU220 Studies in Mexcn Art/Culture 3.0 HU292 Topics/Humanities 3.0 HU186 Music Appreciation 3.0 HU187 Art Appreciation 3.0 HU188 Film Appreciation 3.0 EN280 Drama Lit:Classic 3.0 EN281 Drama Lit:Modern 3.0 HU289 Humanities:The Greek World 3.0 HU290 Medvl&Early Renis 3.0 HU291 ID Hum:Modern Age 3.0 HU295 Surv West Philosophy 3.0 HU296 Topics in Philosophy 3.0 SA300 Study Abroad 15.0 [-]

Associate of Science

AS in Business Administration

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Utica Rome + 1 more

This program is for students whose educational goal is a Bachelor’s degree in business. It prepares students to transfer into a four-year college program in business administration. The complete program is available at the Utica and Rome campuses. Two High School Mathematics Courses or their equivalent, plus one year of laboratory science required. [+]

This program is for students whose educational goal is a Bachelor’s degree in business. It prepares students to transfer into a four-year college program in business administration. The complete program is available at the Utica and Rome campuses. Two High School Mathematics Courses or their equivalent, plus one year of laboratory science required. Goals & Outcomes Goal 1 To prepare the students to enter an institution of higher learning Graduates transfer to a higher educational institution with the appropriate number of SUNY general educational courses Goal 2 To prepare the students to interact effectively within a diverse business population Students will interact effectively within a diverse student population by completing collaborative projects Goal 3 To prepare the student to communicate effectively Students will communicate appropriately with instructors and peers through written or oral assignments Students will visually and graphically communicate through presentations and/or projects Goal 4 To train students to solve business problems Students will demonstrate the use of computers as a problem solving and communications tool Students shall analyze and solve accounting problems Goal 5 To introduce students to a variety of international business scenarios Students will demonstrate an understanding of world-wide issues related to business Goal 6 To have students understand that business decisions are based on systematic processes such as accounting systems, MIS, and the economic way of thinking Students will be able to summarize, report, and interpret financial data Students will recognize the language of business Students will illustrate the ability to locate and analyze data Students will use the scientific method to solve business and economic problems Goal 7 To prepare students to demonstrate information literacy Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information First Semester ED100 College Seminar 1.0 AC115 Financial Accounting 3.0 EN101 English 1: Composition 3.0 IS101 Computers and Society 3.0 Mathematics Elective 4.0 PEXXX Physical Education Elective 0.5 Second Semester AC116 Managerial Accounting 3.0 BM115 Prin of Macroeconomics 3.0 EN102 English 2:Idea&Values Lit 3.0 Mathematics Elective 4.0 Core GE Social Science 3.0 PEXXX Physical Education Elective 0.5 Third Semester BM110 Prin of Microeconomics 3.0 BM120 Prin of Marketing 3.0 Core GE Natural Science 4.0 GE Social Science 3.0 Restricted Elective 3.0 PEXXX Physical Education Elective 0.5 Fourth Semester AC131 Business Law 1 3.0 MA110 Elementary Statistics 3.0 Core GE Natural Science 4.0 Restricted Elective 3.0 Restricted Elective 3.0 PEXXX Physical Education Elective 0.5 [-]

AS in Computer Science

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Rome Utica + 1 more

This program is appropriate for students who intend to transfer to a four-year college and continue their studies in the field of computer science. [+]

This program is appropriate for students who intend to transfer to a four-year college and continue their studies in the field of computer science. High School Mathematics Courses A and B or the equivalent are required. Goals & Outcomes Goal 1 Prepare students for successful transfer to a 4 year institution •Students transfer with full junior status to 4 year institutions Goal 2 Enable students to develop a theoretical knowledge base, and firsthand experience with the problem solving process Students will design problem solutions and write programs utilizing both structured and object-oriented concepts Students will develop problem solutions using a variety of programming languages Students will utilize a variety of software productivity tools used in the computer analysis world Goal 3 Provide students with knowledge of and experience in several subfields of Computer Science Students demonstrate knowledge of a variety of computer science subfields Students will demonstrate an understanding of the components of several subfields Goal 4 The student will work as part of a group to complete laboratory assignments and projects Students will demonstrate their ability to function effectively within a group Graduates will complete the DGV requirement Goal 5 Enable students to develop analytical problem solving skills Students will develop flowcharts and algorithms for a variety of problems Goal 6 To prepare students to communicate effectively in the field of Computer Science In their lab based computing and science classes students will be part of a group and write laboratory reports In their programming courses students will write appropriately documented programs Students will make an oral presentation Goal 7 To prepare mathematics majors to solve problems Students will be able to state a problem correctly, reason analytically to a solution and interpret the results Students will demonstrate the ability to solve equations using rigorous mathematical reasoning Students will be able to solve application problems from numerical, graphical and/or analytical perspectives Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how mathematics can be used to analyze real world situations Goal 8 To prepare students to demonstrate information literacy Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information First Semester ED100 College Seminar 1.0 CI110 Prin Programming 3.0 CI130 Programming In C++ 3.0 EN101 English 1: Composition 3.0 MA151 Calculus 1 4.0 Core GE Social Science 3.0 PEXXX Physical Education Elective 0.5 Second Semester CI230 Data Structures 3.0 EN102 English 2:Idea&Values Lit 3.0 MA152 Calculus 2 4.0 PH115 Science of Multimedia 4.0 GE Social Science 3.0 PEXXX Physical Education Elective 0.5 Third Semester CI245 Java Programming 3.0 CI285 System & Oper Mgmt 3.0 MA275 Dis Algebraic Str 4.0 Physics Elective 4.0 PEXXX Physical Education Elective 0.5 Fourth Semester CI260 Microcomputer Prog 3.0 CI271 Database Design&Implement 3.0 Physics 4.0-4.5 Elective 3.0 PEXXX Physical Education Elective 0.5 [-]

AS in Engineering Science

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Utica Rome + 1 more

This program prepares students for transfer, as juniors, into baccalaureate engineering programs, including civil, mechanical, chemical, electrical, aerospace, petroleum, industrial, and nuclear engineering. [+]

This program prepares students for transfer, as juniors, into baccalaureate engineering programs, including civil, mechanical, chemical, electrical, aerospace, petroleum, industrial, and nuclear engineering. High School Mathematics Courses A and B or the equivalent, and one year of a laboratory science are required. Chemistry and Physics are recommended. All courses listed by course name and number plus the two restricted electives, two hours of Physical Education and College Seminar are required for graduation. Goals & Outcomes Goal 1. To prepare graduates to successfully transfer to a four-year institution in a related field of study. Graduates of the program will transfer will full junior level status to a four-year institution in a related field of study. Goal 2, To prepare graduates to effectively use technology to collect, analyze and display data as well as problem solve Students will utilize computer hardware to collect/analyze data and problem solve. Goal 3. To prepare students to develop scientific documentation skills necessary for engineering programs Students will maintain lab records hand-written and/or electronically. Students apply a qualitative and scientific approach to problem solving. Students demonstrate techniques for the creation, retrieval and graphic analysis of scientific databases. Goal 4. The student will work as part of a group to complete laboratory assignments and projects Students will demonstrate their ability to function effectively within a group. Students will demonstrate the ability to interact with the members of the group in a give and take manner. Students will demonstrate an ability to respect diverse opinions within the group and effectively compromise to develop workable solutions. Goal 5. Enable students to develop analytical problem solving skills Students will develop theoretical hypotheses, collect experimental data and reach logical conclusions as to why some discrepancies exist for a variety of problems from the sciences. Goal 6. To prepare students to communicate effectively in the field of Engineering Science. In their lab based computing and science classes students will be part of a group and write laboratory reports. In their programming course students will write appropriately documented programs. Students will make oral presentations as required in Engineering Science courses. Goal 7. To prepare students to demonstrate information literacy. Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology. Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information. First Semester ED100 College Seminar 1.0 CH141 General Chemistry 1 4.0 CI140 Cmptr Prog for Engin and Sci 3.0 EN101 English 1: Composition 3.0 ES151 Introduction to Engineering 2.0 MA151 Calculus 1 4.0 PE Physical Education 0.5 Second Semester BM101 Survey Economics 3.0 EN102 English 2:Idea&Values Lit 3.0 ES175 Engineering Sci Design 3.0 MA152 Calculus 2 4.0 PH261 Engineering Physics 1 4.0 PE Physical Education 0.5 Third Semester ES271 Engineering Statics 3.0 ES291 Electrical Circuits 1 4.0 MA253 Calculus 3 4.0 PH262 Engineering Physics 2 4.0 PY101 Intro General Psychology 3.0 PE Physical Education 0.5 Fourth Semester ES261 Mech Of Materials 3.0 ES272 Engineering Dynamics 3.0 MA260 Differential Equations 3.0 Restricted Elective PE Physical Education 0.5 [-]

AS in Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Utica Rome + 1 more

This flexible program allows a greater choice of electives than many others. Under the guidance of an advisor, students begin initial course work in one or two career fields in which they are interested. At the same time, they complete general education courses required for transfer to upper-division colleges. [+]

This flexible program allows a greater choice of electives than many others. Under the guidance of an advisor, students begin initial course work in one or two career fields in which they are interested. At the same time, they complete general education courses required for transfer to upper-division colleges. They decide their future educational objectives: internal transfer to another MVCC program, or external transfer to a four-year college in their chosen field. This program is ideally suited to students who are unsure of their goals or those who wish to explore career options. Any student admitted to MVCC who is not admitted to a particular curriculum, or who does not elect to enroll in a specific curriculum, will be matriculated as a General Studies student. If students are not ready to enter courses because they lack the necessary background, they are asked to take developmental courses first. Goals & Outcomes Goal 1 To prepare graduates to successfully transfer to a four-year institution Graduates of the program transfer to four-year institutions Goal 2 To prepare students to complete the General Studies program or do an internal transfer to other programs at the college Students complete the General Studies program or transfer to other MVCC programs Goal 3 To enable students to improve their writing, speaking, reading, and study skills to increase chances for academic, personal, and professional success Students will communicate information and ideas clearly in oral and written form using standard English Students will be able to identify the main ideas and subtleties of simple and complex academic texts and literatures Students will create written discourse using self-expressive, informative, persuasive, and literary aims Students will effectively integrate information from various sources (lecture, text, visual, etc.) for learning and research purposes Goal 4 To encourage student exploration of courses in potential future majors and career fields Students will complete a broad variety of courses in response to effective academic advisement Goal 5 To encourage students to develop critical thinking skills and habits of creative inquiry Students will Identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments as they occur in their own or other’s work Students will develop well-reasoned arguments Goal 6 To encourage the cultivation of quantitative problem solving ability Students will develop responses using inductive and deductive reasoning while avoiding fallacies Goal 7 To prepare students to demonstrate information literacy Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information First Semester ED100 College Seminar 1.0 EN101 English 1: Composition 3.0 Core GE Social Science 3.0 Mathematics Elective 3.0 Elective 3.0 Elective 3.0 PEXXX Physical Education Elective 0.5 Second Semester EN102 English 2:Idea&Values Lit 3.0 Core GE Social Science 3.0 Mathematics Elective 3.0 Elective 3.0 Elective 3.0 PEXXX Physical Education Elective 0.5 Third Semester EN150 Effective Speech 3.0 HI101 History of Civ 1 3.0 Science Elective 4.0 Elective 3.0 PEXXX Physical Education Elective 0.5 Fourth Semester HI102 History of Civ 2 3.0 Humanities Elective 3.0 Science Elective 4.0 Elective 3.0 Elective 3.0 PEXXX Physical Education Elective 0.5 Note: General Studies is a great option for students who do not yet know what they wish to study. A student’s major can be changed at any time during the time at MVCC. [-]

Associate of Applied Science

AAS in Graphic Communication Graphic Design

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Utica Rome + 1 more

This program prepares students, with high tech tools and a hands-on environment, to enter this digital workplace. Graduates use technology to inform, and they understand the responsibilities of that indispensable role in business, industry, and society. [+]

Graphic designers give form to the world of information. In magazines, newspapers, advertising, books, packaging, exhibitions, corporate graphics, signage, film and video, graphic designers communicate it all. They are the caretakers of information. Students in graphic design discover a world that has been revolutionized by the computer. Work that until recently had been done by hand is now conceived and executed digitally. New occupations - web page designer, game designer, multimedia designer, and more - emerge every year. This program prepares students, with high tech tools and a hands-on environment, to enter this digital workplace. Graduates use technology to inform, and they understand the responsibilities of that indispensable role in business, industry, and society. Tools used in the program are required, costing approximately $100. See Certificate Programs section for related certificate instruction. One High School Mathematics Course or its equivalent is required. Goals & Outcomes Goal 1 The Program prepares the student to exhibit understanding of conceptual and technological design formats and processes. Students accomplish multitasking while working in a graphic design setting. Students gain knowledge in advanced communication techniques through group critiques among a diverse peer audience. Students demonstrate a command of the design process from research and analysis through to appropriate levels of presentation of the final product. Students demonstrate an understanding of a visual problem-solving process. Students effectively utilize the elements of visual language including composition, visual priorities, image, and type. Students develop appropriate and innovative solutions, working within the dynamics of the target market, with consideration for the project restrictions. Students check all fine detail to ensure the professional quality of graphic design projects/products. Goal 2 To develop students’ understanding of industry professional practice standards and creative standards. Students utilize acquired skills necessary to demonstrate technical proficiency in craftsmanship, tool and material use through the development of a professional-level portfolio. Students exhibit conceptual components through the organization and construction of sketch development folders included in a professional-level portfolio. Students successfully present/discuss professional portfolio and resume to the instructor and their peers. Students apply knowledge of design principles in the evaluation of one's own work and other designers' development of design solutions. Students apply a working knowledge of the characteristics of color systems for both print and electronic media. Students apply typographic skills and knowledge to the creation of original designs through application of typographic skills and abilities including selection, readability, legibility, and spacing. Students apply a basic knowledge of compositional and navigational principles in executing web design work. Students plan, organize, and deliver effective oral presentations. Students apply knowledge of new media-at-large, IT, and web/online digital communications. Students use time and resource management skills to achieve project goals. Goal 3 Program provides advanced knowledge of Graphic Design through diverse historical and global perspectives. Students exemplify a concentration in historical graphic design study providing them with global resources for inspirational use. Students gather and organize information necessary to understand historical and contemporary design theory. Goal 4 To provide opportunities for students to incorporate traditional and advanced research techniques needed to address global communication needs. Students correctly utilize and cite both traditional and electronic (internet) sources for research purposes. Students research, use, and manipulate existing images within acceptable ethical and legal guidelines under appropriate supervision and direction. Goal 5 To provide training that encourages students to take a responsible role in business, industry and society. Students will become members of the MVCC AIGA student chapter. Students will research and present topics on contemporary issues in the graphic design profession. Students will attend presentations by visiting artists, designers and professional studios/firms and exhibitions, pending funding. Students will develop professional contacts with opportunities for graphic design internships. Goal 6 To prepare graduates to transfer to a four-year institution with full junior status or they are employed in the graphic design industry within 2 years. Graduates transfer to a four-year institution. Graduates are employed in the graphic design industry within 2 years. Goal 7 To prepare students to demonstrate information literacy. Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology. Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information. First Semester ED100 College Seminar 1.0 EN101 English 1: Composition 3.0 FA100 Creativity in Art 3.0 FA101 General Drawing 3.0 FA105 Foundation Design 3.0 GD121 Digital Typography 3.0 PEXXX Physical Education Elective 0.5 Second Semester FA103 Figure Drawing 1 3.0 FA106 Color Theory 3.0 GC245 History of Graphic Design 3.0 GD145 Digital Applications 1 3.0 PT127 Creative Tech in Photography 3.0 PEXXX Physical Education Elective 0.5 Third Semester EN102 English 2:Idea&Values Lit 3.0 GD146 Digital Applications 2 3.0 GD221 Typography 1 3.0 MA108 Concepts in Mathematics 3.0 GE Humanities Elective 3.0 PEXXX Physical Education Elective 0.5 Fourth Semester CG214 Motion Graphics 3.0 GD218 Graphic Design Seminar 3.0 GD222 Typography 2 3.0 Core GE Natural Science 4.0 Core GE Social Science 3.0 PEXXX Physical Education Elective 0.5 [-]