LaGuardia Community College Department of Health Sciences 31-10 Thomson Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101
E-300 (718) 482-5774 (718) 482-5740
C-252 (718) 482-5470
0 credit; 1 hour
This course reviews the policies and procedures for dietetic fieldwork eligibility, introduces students to the skills necessary to
successfully complete fieldwork, and aids the student in developing personal and career goals. Students must successfully completethis course in the semester immediately preceding their fieldwork
3 credits; 5 hours (2 lecture, 1 recitation, 2 lab)
This course will investigate the didactic and experiential components of the scientific study of foods. Upon completion of the
course, the student will have acquired a basic understanding of the
scientific principles governing foods and the use of commercial
food service equipment. Emphasis will be placed on the identification of qualitative aspects of foods and elementary food preparation techniques.
Prerequisite: ENC/G101, ESL/R098, MAT096, SCB203, SCC210, SCD200, SCD107, SCD206Pre-or Corequisites: SCD107, SCD206 Pre and Corequisites, SCD200, SCB203, SCC210, SCD206,
SCD107 do not apply to the Foodservice Management students or students in the Hospitality Option of Travel and Tourism
1 credit; 1 hour
This course introduces students to the available careers in the food
and nutrition industry. Topics include the role and function of the
food and nutrition professional, professional ethics and conduct,
professional organizations, and the skills necessary to complete
fieldwork/ internship. Students will explore personal and career
goals as they develop a professional ePortfolio.
Prerequisite: ENC/G101Pre-corequisite: SCD100 and SCD251 are corequisites for Dietetic
Technician students only.
3 credits; 3 hours
This course is an introduction to the scientific principles of human
nutrition. The following aspects of dietary nutrients are studied:
physical and chemical properties, physiological functions, effects
of deficiency or excess, dietary allowances, food sources and availability of nutrients from various foods. Current experimental and
population studies data will be discussed. Projects will be required.
Prerequisite: MAT096Pre-corequisite: ENC/ENG101
3 credits; 5 hours (2 lecture, 3 lab)
This course is a study of the relationship between diet and disease.
Students learn methods of nutritional assessment, obtaining nutrition histories and calculating and planning prescribed diets. Students will explore the relationship of diet to various disease
conditions such as diabetes, weight control, cardiovascular
disease, hypertension and allergies.
Prerequisite: SCB204, SCD200, SCD206
This course is a continuation of the study of the relationship
between diet and disease begun in Clinical Nutrition A. Emphasis
will be placed on the dietary implications of gastrointestinal diseases, diseases of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, kidney, surgery
and cancer. Students will learn methods of calculating enteral
and parenteral diets.
This course is a study of the nutritional requirements of individuals throughout the life cycle. Emphasis is placed on the physiological, socioeconomic and cultural factors affecting nutritional
status. Nutrition intervention by government and private agencies
for population groups at nutritional risk will be addressed.
3 credits; 5 hours (2 lecture; 3 lab)
This course introduces the student to advanced culinary techniques with an emphasis on food presentation and garniture.
Topics include knife skills, recipe development, menu planning and
cost control. Professional cooking techniques are utilized and students are introduced to the organization of the classical kitchen.
Prerequisite: SCD100, SCD251
2 credits; 4 hours (1 lecture, 3 lab)
This course will introduce students to the concepts, techniques and
skills necessary for the assessment of clients’ normal nutritional
needs for the promotion of wellness through nutritional planning
and client counseling. Topics to be addressed include nutrition
counseling, gathering nutritional information from medical
records, nutrition histories, developing and implementing a nutrition care plan and documenting interventions.
Prerequisite: SCD100, SCD107
2 credits; 1 seminar hour, 16 fieldwork hours
This fieldwork course is an application of the principles learned in
Clinical Nutrition A. With supervision, students review medical
records, interview patients to obtain nutrition histories and develop
and document nutrition care plans. Students calculate and plan diets
for weight control, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Attendance
at a weekly seminar is required. Students must provide proper
uniform, liability insurance, and evidence of physical examination.
Prerequisite: SCD260Corequisite: SCD201
This fieldwork course provides for the application of the principles learned in courses throughout the dietetic technician curriculum. The student will refine skills acquired from previous academic and fieldwork experiences. The student will choose placement at a foodservice management, clinical nutrition or
community site. Attendance at a weekly seminar, designed to prepare the student for entrance into the job market, is required.
Students must provide evidence of liability insurance and physical
examination prior to beginning this course.
Prerequisite: SCD221Pre- or Corequisite: SCD202
This course covers the basic principles involved in the planning
preparation and service of large quantities of food in foodservice
facilities. Topics include food selection variables, menu planning
techniques, forecasting procedures, “front and back of the house”
management, recipe standardization, conversion and costing. Term
projects are required.
Prerequisite: SCD100, SCD251Corequisite: SCD201, SCD206 for DT students only; students
majoring in Travel and Tourism do not require SCD251 as a
2 credits; 2 hours
This course addresses the sanitation and safety principles that
guide the flow of food through a foodservice operation. Topics
covered include the proper handling of food from procurement to
service, facilities layout and design, cleaning and sanitizing procedures and integrated pest management. Students are required to
pass the National Certification ServSafe exam to pass the course.
Prerequisite: ESL098, MAT096; SCD100, SCD107, SCD206 for
DT students onlyPre-or Corequisite: ENC/G101
This course covers the technical aspects and procedures involved in
forecasting and institutional procurements for foodservice systems.
Topics include market analysis, buying ethics, legal aspects and
effective control of food costs. The development and implementation of accurate and precise food commodity specifications, purchasing strategies, portion control methods, inventory controls and
receiving procedures are introduced. Food cost accounting topics
and relevant calculations are presented. Term projects are required.
Prerequisite: MAT096, SCD250
This course deals with the organization and administration of
foodservice systems in institutions. Topics include the functions of
management, personnel procedures, and management, marketing
and promotional activities and human relations techniques for
employees and clients. Also, administrative leadership topics are
presented such as legal, organizational and cost control aspects of
management. Term projects and case studies are required.
1 credit; 8 fieldwork hours per week
This course is an application of theories learned in Quantity Food
Production. The practical implementation of the principles
involved in the preparation and service of large quantities of food
in health care facilities will be studied. The student will actually
be involved in the supervised preparation of large quantities of
food in the various units of a foodservice system in a health care
institution. Proper uniform, liability insurance, physical examination, seminars and reports are required.
Prerequisite: MAT096, SCD100Corequisite: SCD250
3 credits; 31 hours (1 lecture, 30 lab)
This internship provides students with the opportunity to apply
and integrate the principles learned throughout the foodservice
management curriculum. Students will participate in the daily
operation of a foodservice establishment with an emphasis on
managerial and supervisory responsibilities. Students are required
to attend a weekly seminar.
Pre-corequisite: SCD253; Permission of the Program Director or
Clinical Coordinator is required to register.
This course will explore the foodways of New York City as they
express the identity and history of its neighborhoods. The social
and political climate of a city is linked to the foods that have
immigrated here from around the world. The food cultures represented in the neighborhoods of New York City will be investigated
through community based projects.
Prerequisites: ENC/G101, ESL098, MAT096This is a writing intensive course.
This course will investigate the didactic and experiential components of the scientiﬁc study of foods. Upon completion of
the course, the student will have acquired a basic understanding of the scientiﬁc principles governing foods and the use of
commercial food service equipment. Emphasis will be placed on the identiﬁcation of qualitative aspects of foods and elementary
food preparation techniques.
1 Credit; 1 hour
This course reviews the policies and procedures for dietetic fieldwork eligibility, introduces students to the skills necessary to successfully complete fieldwork, and aids the student in developing personal and career goals. Students must successfully complete this course the semester immediately preceding their fieldwork experience.
3 Credits; 3 hours
This course integrates nutrition science with the physical and life sciences: chemistry, biology, anatomy, and physiology. Evidence based research directs the study of digestion, absorption and metabolism of nutrients; the physical and chemical properties of nutrients; their metabolic functions; and food sources. Socio-economic and behavioral factors that influence food selection and accessibility are addressed.
This course introduces the student to advanced culinary techniques with an emphasis on food presentation and garniture. Topics include knife skills, recipe development, menu planning and cost control. Professional cooking techniques are utilized and students are introduced to the organization of the classical kitchen.
3 Credits; 5 hours(2 lecture; 3 lab)
This course covers the basic principles involved in the planning, preparation, and service of large quantities of food in foodservice facilities. Topics include food selection variables, menu planning techniques, forecasting procedures, “front and back of the house” management, and recipe standardization, conversion, and costing.
2 Credits; 2 hours
The emphasis of this course is on the sanitation and safety needs of quantity foodservice operations. Topics include food handling and storage, cleaning and sanitizing procedures, food-borne disease, principles for prevention of food poisoning, and pertinent regulations. The course integrates basic principles of equipment selection, layout and design, and work simplification.
This course covers the technical aspects and procedures involved in forecasting and institutional procurement for foodservice systems. Topics include market analysis, buying ethics, legal aspects and effective control of food costs. The development and implementation of accurate and precise food commodity specifications, purchasing strategies, portion control methods, inventory controls and receiving procedures are introduced. Food cost accounting topics and relevant calculations are presented
3 credits; 4 hours
This course deals with the organization and administration of foodservice systems in institutions. Topics include the functions of management, marketing and promotional activities, and human relations techniques for employees and clients. Also administrative leadership topics are presented such as legal, organizational, and cost control aspects of management.
1 credit; 2 hours
This course presents a study of dining room and banquet service within a foodservice operation. Topics include the importance of good service, types and styles of service, dining room organization and table settings, staffing requirements and duties, point of sale transactions, and guest reservations.
This course explores the foodways of population groups as an expression of the identity and history of their culture. The geographic, economic, religious and political factors that influence the development of food patterns are addressed. The implications and impact of food production, preparation procedures, dining customs and their effect on society, both past and present will be examined.
This internship provides students with the opportunity to apply and integrate the principles learned throughout the foodservice management curriculum. Students will participate in the daily operation of a foodservice establishment with an emphasis on managerial and supervisory responsibilities. Students are required to attend a weekly seminar.
This course will discuss the aging process and the effect of
biological changes on the mental processes and functioning of the
individual. The relationship between aging and chronic disease
will be reviewed with special consideration given to prevention of
the effects of physical and mental deterioration. Role playing,
exercises and group discussions will be used to increase the knowledge of the aging process and consider the relationship between
the emotional, social and physical forces of aging.
Prerequisite: CSE099, MAT095, ENC/ENG101, SCT101 for PT
Assistant majors only
This course is an overview of drug abuse and addiction. It encompasses issues related to alcohol and drug dependency. A variety of
methods is used to explore such issues as the psychosocial aspects
of drug taking; the dynamics of dependence; pharmacology; medical and non-medical use of drugs; preventive measures and
alternatives. Students will have the opportunity to develop a fundamental philosophy and understanding which can be used in
more advanced study.
Prerequisite: CSE099, ENA/ENG/ESA099/ENC101
Personal health behavior is examined in the areas of cardiovascular health, stress, sex and sexuality, substance abuse, nutrition, and
physical activity. Chronic and communicable diseases will also be
examined. Students will analyze the role of health risk behaviors
in the development of disease, injury and chronic illness.
Prerequisite: CSE099, Mat095Pre-corequisite: ENC/G101
This is a survey course designed to provide students with knowledge of sexuality as related to their physical, mental, and emotional maturation. Topics to be addressed include: anatomy and
physiology of the reproductive system, sexual health concerns,
alternative life styles (i.e., bisexuality, homosexuality, and erotic
minorities). Emphasis is placed on the positive functional aspects
of sexuality rather than the dysfunction.
Prerequisite: CSE099, ENA/ENG/ESA099/ENC101, MAT095
This course is designed to provide students with a broad view of
human services through a combination of field visits to community
agencies and classroom presentations. Topics include an overview
of human services as a profession; examination of similarities and
differences in program functions and service delivery styles; identification of issues and concerns of workers and consumers.
Students will be given the opportunity to learn fundamental concepts and skills needed for relating to, and working with, people
from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The course work
will focus on the principles of human relationships through
discussions, exercises, and role-playing activities. Topics to be covered within a multicultural framework will include self-understanding, the helping relationship, using communication tools, and
the professional self.
This course will enable the student to understand the reasons for
and uses of activity in human services settings. Topics covered will
include theoretical frameworks underlying different approaches,
an introduction to the range of activities, a consideration of the
processes involved in using activities with clients, and the use of
activities in relation to clients with different cultural heritages.
Students will participate in selected activities and will develop a
Prerequisite: MAT095, HSC102, SSY101Corequisite: ACooperative Education internship in a related setting.
The students in this course will explore the concepts related to
worker, supervisor and client roles in human services settings.
Guidelines for specific roles will be identified. The dynamics of
bureaucratic organizations will be discussed in relation to students’ experiences as interns. Understanding of elementary systems
theory will be reinforced, and alternative types of service delivery
systems will be compared with the agencies known by the students.
Prerequisite: HSC101, HSC102, SSS100 or SSB110Corequisite: ACooperative Education internship in a related setting.
Students in this course will explore the nature of conflicts in a
multicultural, pluralistic society, the difficulties that arise in resolving them, and alternative methods for settling them in a peaceful
way (negotiations, mediation, arbitration, adjudication). Special
em-phasis will be placed on mediation as an extension of the
negotiation process in the resolution of interpersonal, community
and workplace disputes.
Prerequisite: ENC/ENG101, HUC101, SSS100 or SSE103 or
SSE104 or SSY101
2 credits; 1 seminar hour; 15 on-site internship hours
This combined internship and seminar introduces students to
Human Services organizations where they relate to clients in
multicultural settings under professional supervision. Students will
learn to interrelate theory and practice through the linking of
assignments in field and classroom. They will also meet regularly
in seminars to explore, demonstrate and evaluate specified
knowledge, skills and values related to the field.
Prerequisite: HSC101, HSC102, HSS014, SSS100;
GPA of 2.0 or betterCorequisite: HSC130 or HSG150 or HSM120
This course is designed to link an understanding of the normal
growth and development of children with an understanding of the
special developmental problems of children with disabilities. Students will learn to identify the cognitive, affective, physical and
social ways in which disabled children vary from other children.
They will develop competence in evaluating and selecting culturally diverse activities and materials that are appropriate for use
with children with a range of disabilities.
This course introduces students to the theories underlying practice in the area of gerontological services in New York City’s
culturally diverse environment. Substantive areas covered include
an overview of the social forces, policy issues and institutions
impacting on older adults, major legislation affecting older adults,
service delivery programs for a culturally diverse aging population, employment opportunities and career advancement in aging
services. Field visits to a variety of service programs required.
Prerequisite: CSE099, ENA/ENG/ESA099/ENC101
In this course, students will be introduced to those treatment
approaches most frequently used in mental health treatment
settings in the United States. These will include psychoanalytic,
Rogerian, behavioral and other common treatment systems. Western concepts will be compared with approaches from other cultures. The development, theoretical framework, guidelines and
uses of each approach will be considered. The class will review
case studies demonstrating each approach.
Prerequisite: HSC102, SSY101, internship in a human services
setting or permission of the instructor
This course will enable students to learn about case management
with clients who are HIV-positive or who have AIDS. Topics
include the biopsychosocial aspects of HIV/AIDS, the role of
worker in HIV prevention and testing, and providing services and
functioning as a case manager or technician. The AIDS service
delivery system, management of occupational risk, and self and
group support for the worker are also discussed. An AIDS-specific
internship is a corequisite.
Prerequisite: MAT096, HSC101, HSC102, HSC135, SSS100,
SSB110, SCN194Corequisite: AIDS-specific internship approved by program
director and Cooperative Education coordinator
Students in this course will survey the history, laws, theoretical
concepts, operating models and significant theorists related to
child welfare services. A field visit to a child welfare agency will
Prerequisite: ENC/ENG101, HSC101, SSY101
This combined internship and seminar is a continuation of the
learning process begun in HSC203. Students will work with
clients in Human Services settings under professional supervision.
They will also meet regularly in seminars to explore, demonstrate
and evaluate specified knowledge, skills and values related to the
Prerequisite: HSC203, GPA of 2.0 or betterCorequisite: HSC130 or HSC135 or HSG150 or HSM120
Students will examine New York City’s multicultural urban community as an action system in the delivery of human services. Topics
to be included are: the community decision-making process, community planning, the development of human services and community change techniques. Field visits will be made to community
Prerequisite: HSC101, SSS100 or SSB110. This is a Writing Intensive course.
Students in this course will study homelessness as a social problem. Topics will include factors contributing to the rise and persistence of homelessness, the meaning of homelessness to homeless
people and to the general public and the emerging role of the
human services system. Responses of people from different cultures to the scarcity of affordable housing will be explored. The
course will explore the national scope of homelessness, but will
focus primarily on the problem in New York City. Field trips will
be made to program sites.
Prerequisite: MAT095, SSS100 or SSB110 or SSE103 or SSE104
or SSY101 Pre- or Corequisite: ENC/ENG101
This is a Writing Intensive course.
0 credits; 1 hour
This course enables students to prepare for the internships that are
required of all Human Services students, regardless of status. The
course introduces students to the requirements and processes of
the internship program. Students are assisted in recognizing their
skills, writing learning objectives for their internships, preparing
a resume, preparing for employment interviews and learning
about Human Services careers.
This course provides students with a broad view of human
services. A historical perspective of how human services
developed in the US and internationally; the involvement of faith
based groups; development of secular services; and crisis
intervention services in response to natural disasters, war and
poverty and hunger will be addressed.
This course focuses on the fundamental concepts and skills for
providing assistance to people from various cultural, ethnic,
religious and economic backgrounds. Topics to be covered
include ethno-centrism, theories of interpersonal development,
and theories of human behavior as they apply to other cultures.
Prerequisite: ENC/G101, MAT095
This course focuses on the policies and procedures of human
services practice. The legal and ethical responsibilities of the
human services professional are addressed and explored.
5 credits; 9 hours (3 lecture, 6 lab)
This course will assist students in gaining knowledge of essential
nursing and procedures. The students develop skills in collecting
data, diagnosis recognition, assisting the planning and implementation of the care plan, performing procedures, handling equipment, and documenting client outcomes. Clinical experiences
stress the development of fundamental nursing skills. Uniform, liability insurance, physical examinations and CPR (BCLS) are required.
Prerequisite: ENC/ENG101, MAT106, SCB204, SSY101
Pre- or Corequisite: SSY101
Corequisite: SSY240, SCL102, SCL103
This course provides an overview of the history of nursing, communication principles, medical terminology and cultural concepts
as they relate to understanding clients across the lifespan. The
scope of practice of the Practical Nurse in a variety of health care
settings will be defined and explored. Students will be exposed to
computer assisted instruction (CAI) and Internet research methods
as integral adjuncts to the teaching/learning process.
Prerequisite: ENC/ENG101, MAT106, SCB204, SSY101
Corequisite: SCL101, SCL103
This course will introduce principles of pharmacology and nutrition. The focus will be on the study of pharmacological classifications, actions, therapeutic uses, and side effects of medications.
Methods of nutrition delivery and drug and diet interactions will
be addressed. Emphasis will be placed on the nursing process as it
relates to the nurse’s responsibilities in the provision of nutritional
therapeutics and the administration of medications to clients
across the lifespan.
Prerequisite: ENC/ENG101, MAT106, SCB204, SSY101
Corequisite: SCL101, SCL102
3 credits; 14 hours (4 lecture, 10 lab)
This course introduces the student to the mental health needs of
individuals and families across the life span within a cultural
context. The focus is on communication skills, mental health
disorders and various treatment modalities. The changing professional, legal, and ethical issues of practical nursing in the mental
health setting are also explored. The students will be given the
opportunity to develop increased personal insights about their
own view of self and the world.
Prerequisite: SCL101, SCL102, SCL103, SCL114
6 credits; 26 hours (8 lecture, 20 lab)
This course emphasizes the scope of practice of the practical nurse
providing care to pregnant clients and families during antipartum,
intrapartum and postpartum period. Utilizing a lifecycle approach,
students assess and care for neonates and pediatric hospitalized
clients and families in a holistic manner. Physical, psychosocial,
growth and development and cultural aspects are central components of care. Clinical experiences will be provided to enable the
student to transfer theory into practice.
Prerequisite: SCL101, SCL102, SCL103, SSY240
2 credits; 2 hours (offered only in the 6-week session)
This course is designed to help students clarify responsibilities and
roles as new graduates. Students will be guided and supervised to
identify performance standards and behaviors necessary to funtion safely and effectively as graduate practical nurses. Students
will be assisted in developing critical thinking strategies required
for success on the NCLEX-PN examination.
Prerequisite: SCL114Corequisite: SCL119
7 credits; 20 hours (4 lecture, 16 lab)
This course discusses common health problems and health alterations. The focus is on adult clients across the lifespan with an
emphasis on the older adult with acute and chronic illnesses in a
variety of health care settings. Nursing care within culturally sensitive environments will be emphasized. Students move through
the course developing more advanced nursing care skills relating
to medical-surgical conditions. Clinical experiences will take place
in rehabilitation units and medical-surgical units.
Prerequisite: SCL114Corequisite: SCL118
3 credits; 5 hours
This course provides a “bridge” for LPNs pursuing their RN licensure. Course content will include medical surgical and psychiatric
nursing concepts. The nursing process and informed decision
making are emphasized. Students will develop appropriate plans
of care and emphasis will be placed on formulating expected outcomes.
Prerequisite: SCB204, SCB260, SCC210, SSY240Corequisite: ENG102
6 credits; 12 hours (3 lecture, 3 lab, 6 clinical)
This course is an introduction to the five interrelated roles of the
associate degree nurse, with emphasis on the role of provider of
care. Students focus on the assessment and analysis phases of the
nursing process to formulate nursing diagnoses. Campus laboratory experiences stress the development of fundamental nursing
skills. Clinical experiences in health facilities involve care of clients
with health problems. A uniform, liability insurance, and physical
examination are required.
Prerequisite: CSE099, ENC/G101, ESL099, MAT096, SCB204, SCC210, SSY101Pre-corequisite: MAT120Corequisite: SCR150
This course focuses on historical influences on nursing. The evolution of the nursing profession within the health care delivery
system will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on past nursing
leaders and various types of nursing education.
Prerequisite: CSE099, ENC/G101, MAT096, SCB203, SCB204,
SCC210, SSY101Pre-corequisite: MAT120Corequisite: SCR110
3 credits; 7 hours (1 lecture, 3 lab, 3 clinical)
This course focuses on the psychosocial needs of clients throughout the life cycle. The assessment of clients’ physical and behavioral responses to stress will be explored as well as the determination of goals for intervention. Focusing on the use of self as a therapeutic agent, students will learn techniques of intervention to promote and maintain clients’ mental health, as well as assist clients who are mentally ill. Experiences will be provided in psychiatric/mental health settings.
Prerequisite: MAT120, SCB204, SCR110, SCR150, SSY240Pre-corequisite: SCB260Corequisite: SCR210
5 credits; 9 hours (3 lecture, 3 lab, 3 clinical)
This course will focus on nursing care of adults with major health
problems. Utilizing the nursing process, students will develop
appropriate plans of care for clients. Emphasis will be placed on
formulating goals for interventions. Heavy emphasis is placed on
Prerequisite: MAT120, SCB204, SCR110, SCR150, SSY240Pre-corequisite: SCB260Corequisite: SCR200
1 credit; 1 hour (1 lecture; 1 small ePortfolio lab)
The course provides students with the opportunity to critically
examine contemporary issues and trends and their impact on the
nursing profession. Legal, ethical, cultural, social and leadership
concepts will be examined. The role of the associate degree nurse
and the transition from student status to member of the profession will be explored. This course, as the capstone course of the
Registered Nursing Program, contains an ePortfolio technological
Prerequisite: ENG102, SCR150
8 credits; 14 hours (5 lecture, 3 lab, 6 clinical)
This course focuses on the promotion of health and caring for
childbearing families, their newborns, and children with major
health problems from infancy to adolescence. Emphasis is placed
on the implementation of nursing care plans. Experiential learning offers opportunities to provide care during the antepartal,
intrapartal, and postpartal periods of the maternity cycle, as well
as in the newborn and pediatric settings.
Prerequisite: SCR200, SCR210, SCB260Pre-corequisite: ENG102
9 credits, 19 hours (4 lecture, 3 lab, 12 clinical)
This course focuses on the care of adult clients whose ability to meet
one or more health needs is severely compromised. Emphasis will
be placed on the evaluation phase of the nursing process. Selected
experiences will be provided in specialized acute care settings.
Prerequisite: SCR270Corequisite: SCR260
3 credits; 7 hours (1 lecture, 6 lab)
This course provides an overview of occupational therapy, its
scope of practice and basic principles, and introduces some of the
roles of the occupational therapy assistant. Course activities
include analysis and instruction of games and small crafts, development of communication skills, practice of body mechanics and
ergonomics and field visits. The effects of environmental and cultural differences in shaping activity behaviors and preferences are
Prerequisite: ENC/ENG101, SCB203, SCN195, SSY101, OTA000
This course addresses current legal and ethical considerations for
the occupational therapy assistant. Topics range from history and
philosophical base of occupational therapy to licensure and certification. Reimbursement issues, the occupational therapy code of
ethics, ethical dispute resolution in professional settings, interdisciplinary roles with other professionals and advocacy for the profession and the consumer will be covered.
This course provides students with background and skills to document occupational therapy services in a professional and accurate manner. The course will review ethical, legal, reimbursement
and language issues, and will focus on skill development for note
writing. Topics include: evaluation reports, goal writing, intervention plans, SOAP (subjective, objective, assessment plan) and DAP
(data, assessment, plan) notes, discontinuation plans, educational
plans and administrative reports.
Pre- or Corequisite: ENG102, SCO214, SCO204, SCO284
Clinical reasoning is the process by which a therapist or therapy
assistant analyzes the functional status of a patient/client/consumer, identifies problems and goals, and determines plans of
action, as appropriate to each practitioner’s level of responsibility.
Aspects of clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice are
explored through readings and experiential assignments. Types of
reasoning explored include: narrative, scientific, procedural, interactive, conditional and pragmatic.
Prerequisite: SCO101, SCO110, SCO204, SCO114, ENG102
Pre- or Corequisite: SCO205, SCO215, SCO285
This course presents an overview of human biological development as it affects functional performance from birth to pubescence. Specific topics include development of the sensory and
motor systems, sensory integration, reflex integration, differentiation of joint motion, and the role of the endocrine system. The
importance of the human and non-human environment in facilitating and supporting optimal development is emphasized.
Prerequisite: SCB204, SCO101, SSY101, SCN195
Pre- or Corequisite: SCO230
4 credits; 4 hours
This course presents occupational therapy theory and process
skills for interventions with clients and consumers with psychosocial dysfunction and/or disorders associated with aging.
Topics include: data collection, treatment planning and implementation, reassessment and termination, family involvement, the
use of groups, and social policy issues. A client-centered approach
is emphasized, with special attention to personal history and preferences, culture, and environment.
Prerequisite: SCO101, SCB204, SCO110, SSY230
Pre- or Corequisite: SCO214; Corequisite: SCO284, SCO114
This presents occupational therapy theory base and process skills
for evaluation and treatment of patients with physical and/or
developmental disabilities. Topics include: data collection, problem solving, treatment planning and implementation, reassessment, family involvement, legal, ethical and regulatory issues.
Identification of intervention for functional performance deficits
is the primary emphasis.
Prerequisite: SCO101, SCO110, ENC/ENG101
Pre- or Corequisite: SCO175, SCO215, SCO285
3 credits; 6 hours (2 lecture, 4 lab)
This course provides a foundation for performing, analyzing and
instructing functional activities used for persons with psychosocial dysfunction and/or disorders associated with aging. The student is exposed to the assessment, planning and intervention
processes and the selection of activities. Program planning, group
leadership and behaviors, cognitive skills interventions, program
administration and management are included. Students learn
woodworking hand tools and small power tools.
Prerequisite: SCB204, SSY230, SCO101, SCO110
Pre- or Corequisite: ENG102
This course provides the student with experience in performing,
analyzing, adapting and instructing activities used in the treatment
of patients with physical and/or developmental disabilities. Activities are organized around the childhood roles of player and
learner, and the adult roles of student, worker, homemaker, parent,
recreator and self-maintainer. Topics including: splinting, toys and
play activities, adaptation of equipment and environment, positioning transfers and treatment modalities.
Prerequisite: SCO101, SCO110, ENG102
Pre- or Corequisite: SCO175, SCO205, SCO285
This course is a systems approach to the study of pathophysiology. Emphasis will be on the normal and abnormal response to
disease and injury, and effects on bodily systems. Consideration
will be given to selected disorders, including a survey of pathology, symptomatology, management and prognosis. Knowledge of
proper terminology will also be emphasized.
1 1/2 credits; 5 hours (1 lecture, 4 fieldwork)
This is an introductory fieldwork experience in a supervised setting.
The setting may be one which serves persons with psychosocial
conditions or one which provides activity/recreation/leisure programming for the aged. The student spends a minimum of one half
day per week or the equivalent at the fieldwork site. Attendance
at a weekly seminar is required and provides opportunities for students to integrate classroom theory with fieldwork experiences.
Prerequisite:SCB204, SSY230; Pre- or Corequisite: SSY260Corequisite: SCO204
Introductory fieldwork in a supervised setting. The setting may
serve persons with physical disabilities or developmental disabilities. The student spends a minimum one half day per week or the
equivalent at the fieldwork site. A weekly seminar provides opportunities to integrate classroom theory with fieldwork experiences.
Prerequisite: SCB204, SCO101, SCO200, SCO230; Corequisite: SCO215, SCO205
2 credits; 38 hours (1 lecture, 37 fieldwork)
This is a full-time placement in a supervised clinical or community setting serving persons with psychosocial or behavioral or
cognitive impairments. Attendance at a weekly seminar is
required. A minimum of eight weeks or the equivalent of fulltime
hours must be completed to satisfy requirements of the American
Occupational Therapy Association. Students are responsible for
their travel costs for fieldwork.
Prerequisite: SCO204, SCO214, SCO284; permission of Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Director is required to register.
This is a full-time placement in a supervised clinical or
community setting serving persons with physical or
developmental disabilities. Attendance at a weekly seminar is
required. A minimum of eight weeks or the equivalent of fulltime
hours must be completed to satisfy requirements of the
American Occupational Therapy Association. Students are
responsible for their travel costs for fieldwork.
Prerequisite: SCO205, SCO215, SCO285; permission of
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Director is required to
6 credits; 10 hours (4 lecture, 6 lab)
This course provides an introduction into basic pre-hospital
emergency care. Following the current National Standard
Curriculum for the EMT-Basic, topics include Airway, Cardiac
Arrest and CPR, Patient Assessment, Medical/Behavioral/
Obstetrics/ Gynecology, Trauma, Infants/Children and
Operations. Students are eligible for NYS certification upon
successful completion of course. Students must satisfactorily
perform all practical skills to successfully complete the course.
Prerequisite: CSE099, ENA/ENG/ESA099/ENC101, MAT096
12 credits; 32 hours (8 lecture, 8 lab, 16 clinical)
Review of all basic level skills and an introduction to advanced
skills of the paramedic. Topics include roles and responsibilities,
stress management, communications and medical/legal/ethical
issues. This course provides an introduction to clinical prehospital
pharmacology, IV access and advanced airway
management techniques. Lab work involves IV access
techniques, endotracheal intubation, computing dosages,
preparing medications for administration and practice in all
administrative techniques. Skills are taught/practiced in the
laboratory/hospital/field setting. Students must satisfactorily
perform all practical skills to successfully complete the course.
Pre- or Corequisite: SCB204
3 credits; 7 hours (2 lecture, 1 lab, 4 clinical)
This course provides an introduction to patient assessment and
the management of the trauma patient in the pre-hospital
setting. The ability to integrate pathophysiological principles
and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and
implement the treatment plan for the trauma patient will be
emphasized. Skills relative to the practice of advanced prehospital
care are taught/ practiced in the laboratory/hospital/
field. Students must satisfactorily perform all practical skills to
successfully complete the course.
This course will provide the student with the information
necessary to integrate pathophysiological principles and
assessment findings to formulate a field impression and
implement the treatment plan for the patient presenting with
a wide range of medical complaints including respiratory,
cardiovascular, neurological, environmental and obstetrical
emergencies. Students must satisfactorily perform all practical
skills to successfully complete the course.
At the completion of this course, the student will be able to
integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings
to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment
plan for neonatal, pediatric and geriatric patients, diverse
patients and chronically ill patients. The student will also learn
how to safely manage the scene of an emergency. Students must
satisfactorily perform all practical skills to successfully complete
This course introduces the concepts and scope of physical
therapy, its professional organization, and its relationship with
other health professions. Subjects include: the role and function
of health personnel, professional ethics and conduct, medicolegal
aspects of physical therapy services, vital signs, medical
terminology, communication skills and record keeping.
Prerequisite: ENC/ENG101, SCB203, SSY101, SCN195
This course is designed to orient physical therapist assistant
students to the ethical concepts inherent in the practice of
physical therapy. Students will learn and apply the concepts of
medical ethics and law to the practice of physical therapy.
Liability insurance, the scope of practice as a physical therapist
assistant, fraud and abuse, and patients’ rights as they relate to
the practice of physical therapy will be explored.
Pre- or Corequisite: SCT101
4 credits; 6 hours (2 lecture, 4 lab)
This course introduces students to the study of muscles as the
basis for movement and exercise. Topics include: biomedical
principles of movement, body mechanics, types of joints and
movements, measurement of joint range of motion, muscle
actions and innervations, assessment of strength through manual
muscle testing and orthopedic and neurological conditions
resulting in impaired movement in the pediatric, adult and
Prerequisite: SCT101;Pre- or Corequisite: SCB204
This course will focus on the principles and use of heat, cold,
water, light and traditional massage as they relate to physical
therapy. Topics include: proper preparation of patients,
treatment areas and equipment, application of hot and cold
packs, paraffin, whirlpool, infrared, ultraviolet, basic massage,
intermittent compression, sterile technique and wound
debridement. Physical therapy techniques for the treatment of
respiratory disorders are included.
Prerequisite: SCT101;Pre- or Corequisite: SCB204, SCT202
3 credits; 4 hours (2 lecture, 2 lab)
The course is the second of two modality courses. Advanced
physical therapy procedures and techniques will be explored as
described by the American Physical Therapy Association
Preferred Physical Therapist Practice Patterns with the focus on
pain management, integumentary care, neuromotor intervention
and musculoskeletal management. Topics include: application
of electrical stimulation, phototherapy, (ultraviolet radiation
and laser) and hydrotherapy theories.
Pre- or Corequisite: SCT221, SCT290
Principles of massage and various techniques for specific clinical
applications are introduced. Bed and mat mobility skills,
including body mechanics, wheelchair prescription, training in
wheelchair skills and transfer training skills will be introduced.
Vital sign measurement will be introduced. Students will be
introduced to architectural barriers as they affect the disabled.
Prerequisite: SCT101, SCT102;Pre- or Corequisite: SCT203, SCT211
This course reviews the principles of mobility activities in their
application to various physical disabilities. The students will be
introduced to the basic concepts of the normal gait cycle and
gait deviations. Gait training, including training with the use of
assistive devices and instruction on level and elevated surfaces,
will be addressed. Basic concepts of orthotic and prosthetic
descriptions, residual limb care and wrapping will be
Prerequisite: SCT203, SCT220;Pre- or Corequisite: SCT212, SCT290
4 credits; 6 hours (3 lecture, 3 lab)
This course provides the rationale for clinical application of
therapeutic exercise training as it relates to orthopedic
pathologies. Students will become familiar with the theory and
clinical concepts of exercise training as it relates to strength,
power and endurance. Students will perform evidence-based
research to identify therapeutic protocols and apply appropriate
Prerequisite: SCT220, SCT212, SCT221;Pre- or Corequisite: SCT231
This course provides the rationale for clinical application of
therapeutic exercise as it relates to neuromuscular rehabilitation.
Students will be introduced to and will apply various therapeutic
protocols such as Brunnstrom, Bobath and Proprioceptive
Neuromuscular Facilitation Techniques. Students will focus on
the implementation of treatment plans developed by the physical
Prerequisite: SCT212, SCT221Pre- or Corequisite: SCT230
2 credits; 1 seminar hour, 15-20 internship hours
This internship provides students with an experience-based
learning opportunity to: explore or confirm career interests and
plans; apply classroom learning to real work situations; and
practice, and strengthen interpersonal or technical skills. A
minimum of 15-20 hours per week at the internship site is
required during the Co-op cycle. A concurrent seminar provides
a framework for analyzing and evaluating students’ internship
experiences. During Fall I and Spring I, students must take six
additional credits to be certified as a full-time student.
Prerequisite: CEP100, MAT096
3 credits; 19 hours (1 lecture, 18 affiliation)
This course provides students with an opportunity to apply and
integrate the theory and practice of physical therapist assistant
skills in clinical settings under the supervision of a physical
therapist. The biweekly seminar integrates the students’
experiences with their classroom training. Students are required
to provide their own uniform, liability insurance and proof of a physical examination.
Prerequisite: SCT212, SCT250, permission of PT Assistant
Prerequisite: SCT291, permission of PT Assistant Program Coordinator
This course will provide students with an overview of the
Radiology Profession, Patient Care, Medical Terminology and
Medical Ethics. The concepts of ethics, medical asepsis, vital
signs, and medical emergencies will be presented. The essentials
of patient care to be covered including consideration for the
physical and psychological needs of the patient and family and
the practitioner’s role in the health care system.
Prerequisite: ENC/G101, MAT115, SCB203, SSN187Corequisite: SCB204, SCX105, SCX109, SCX110
This course is designed to impart an understanding of the
components, principles and operations of digital imaging
systems found in diagnostic radiology. Factors that impart image
acquisition, display, archiving and retrieval are discussed.
Guidelines for selecting exposure factors and evaluating images
within a digital system assist students to bridge between filmbased
and digital imaging systems. Principles of digital system
quality assurance and maintenance are presented.
Prerequisite: SCB204, SCX101, SCX105, SCX109, SCX110Corequisite: SCX106, SCX111, SCX119
4 credits; 4 hours
This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills
necessary to perform radiographic procedures.This is the first
in a series of courses dealing with principle techniques,
radiographic anatomy, radiographic procedures and related
terminology in the production of images of the chest, abdomen,
upper and lower extremities.The production of images of
optimal diagnostic qualities is stressed. Laboratory experiences utilizing phantom apparatus are used to complement the
classroom portion of the course.
Prerequisite: ENC/G101, MAT115, SCB203, SSN187Corequisite: SCB204, SCX101, SCX109, SCX110
4 credits; 6 hours (3 Classroom, 3 Lab)
This course is a continuation of Radiographic Procedures I,
with reinforcement of the basic concepts presented in that
course. Emphasis is placed on the pelvis girdle, vertebral column,
thoracic cavity and cranium studies. The production of images
of optimal diagnostic qualities is stressed. Laboratory
experiences utilizing model apparatus allows students to apply
the concepts acquired in the classroom environment.
Prerequisite: SCB204, SCX101, SCX105, SCX109, SCX110Corequisite: SCX102, SCX111, SCX119
1 credit; 14 hours
This course is an introduction to the clinical environment. This
is the first primary contact between students and patients.
Students are assigned to various work areas in the Radiology
Department to observe the operations of the entire department.
While working under the close supervision of a licensed
radiologic technologist, students will acquire required medical
imaging skills, with an emphasis on the chest, abdomen and
upper and lower extremity competencies.
Prerequisite: SCB204, SCX101, SCX, 105, SCX110
This course will provide students with the principles of
electromagnetic radiation and its effects upon living tissue. The
importance of radiation protection for patients and personnel
will be the study of physics and electronic involvement in the
production, use, and control of the various electromagnetic
energies used in medical and diagnostic applications. This course
heightens the student radiographer’s awareness of the nature of
ionizing radiation and its effect on all biological material.
Prerequisite: ENC/G101, MAT115, SCB203, SSN187Corequisite: SCB204, SCX101, SCX105, SCX109
The intent of this course is to establish a knowledge base of
factors that govern and influence the production and recording
of radiologic images. Film and electronic imaging with related
accessories will be emphasized.
Prerequisite: SCB204, SCX101, SCX105, SCX109, SCX110Corequisite: SCX102, SCX106, SCX119
2 credits; 15 hours (1 lecture, 14 lab)
Students continue to improve their medical imaging skills while
working at the assigned clinical affiliate under the guidance of a
registered licensed radiologic technologist. Introduction to the
principles of medical imaging of the lower extremities, pelvic girdle, and vertebral column are presented. This is the second of
2 credits; 35 lab hours
This course is a continuation of the clinical practicums to
improve skills in all routine and contrast media imaging
procedures. Students are encouraged to assume more
responsibilities in the diagnostic imaging process. The didactic
information previously presented in Radiographic Procedures I
and II are coordinated with assigned rotations at the affiliated
clinical sites. Critical thinking skills are enhanced. The weekly
seminar will be on blackboard. This is a hybrid course.
This course provides students with and overview of Hospital
Administration, including employment issues, labor contracts
and litigation processes. Radiation biology and the principles of
interaction of radiation with living tissues are discussed. Acute
and chronic effects will be discussed. Quality Assurance involves
the evaluation of radiographic images along with their delivery
systems. State and federal guidelines are included. Equipment
Quality Control and its testing are discussed.
Prerequisite: ENG102, SCX229, SCX240, SCX250
This course focuses on the more advanced positions utilized in
the practice of medical imaging. Students are introduced to more
advanced studies that involve the use of contrast media,
pediatrics, trauma and mobile radiography. The basic concepts
of pharmacology are also presented. The theory and practice of
basic techniques of venipuncture are introduced. Practicum
laboratory experiences complement the didactic portion of the
course, allowing the students to demonstrate their ability on the
Prerequisite: SCX129Corequisite: SCX201, SCX209, SCX240, SCX250
Continuation of the clinical practicum provides an opportunity
for students to improve skills in the areas of general diagnostic
procedures, contrast media procedures, advanced imaging
procedures, and skull imaging at their assigned medical facility.
This also serves as an introduction to specialty areas such as
Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging
(MRI), special procedures, and angiographic procedures. This
is the fourth in a series of six clinicals.
Prerequisite: SCX129Corequisite: SCX205, SCX245, SCX260, permission of the Program Director
A continuation of the student’s clinical experience. Students will
complete all initial and continuous clinical competency
evaluations and objectives. All initial and continual competency
evaluations are to be completed prior to beginning the final
competency evaluations to be completed during the final clinical
Prerequisite: SCX205, SCX209, SCX245, SCX260Corequisite: Permission of the Radiologic Technology Program Director
This final clinical experience provides the student with the
opportunity to exercise independent judgment and discretion
in the technical performance of medical imaging procedures.
Students must complete terminal competency evaluations in
ten required categories. Competencies are to be completed on
patients when possible. Simulated competencies will be done
as a last resort.
Prerequisite: SCX219Corequisite: ENG102, SCX210, SCX240, SCX250, permission of the Radiologic Technology Program Director
1 credits; 1 hours
This course will provide students with the knowledge to identify
the anatomical structures of the human body in various axial
planes. Instructional aids will include radiographs, CT images,
MRI images and anatomical models. In each section of the
course, correlations will be drawn among radiographs, CT
images, and MRI images.
Corequisite: ENG102, SCX201, SCX205, SCX229, SCX250
This course is designed to discuss the biological, physical,
chemical, and anatomical changes that occur in different disease
processes. Also addresses the etiology and pathogenesis of
disease states and the physiological changes that accompany
altered body states.
Prerequisite: SCB204Corequisite: SCX205, SCX209, SCX260
This course is designed to establish a knowledge base in
radiologic, fluoroscopic and tomographic equipment
requirements and design. The content will also provide a
basic knowledge of quality control. Exposure to a variety
of more advanced and complex diagnostic procedures and
modalities are incorporated. Various recording media and
techniques are discussed.
Prerequisite: SCX219;Corequisite: ENG102, SCX201, SCX229, SCX240
This course provides students with a basic understanding of the
more advanced and complex diagnostic procedures. Students
will be introduced to procedures including vascular angiography,
myelography, arthrography, venography and mammography.
Prerequisite: SCX201, SCX205, SCX209, SCX240, SCX250Corequisite: ENG102, SCX219, SCX245, SCX260
This course enables students to evaluate and critique diagnostic
radiographic images and to improve the radiographic quality by
understanding radiographic imperfections. Through these
evaluations, students will be able to limit their retakes, improve
the patient quality of care, and improve the radiographic quality
of their films. Student projects, associated film presentations and
critiques are also included.
Prerequisite: SCX219Corequisite: SCX205, SCX209, SCX245
This course includes a comprehensive examination of what is
currently known about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
(AIDS) including the political, economic, epidemiological,
psychosocial, and sociocultural aspects of HIV/AIDS in
historical context. The prevalence of HIV/AIDS in NYC, testing
and treatment services will be examined. Emphasis is placed on
the biological basis of HIV transmission and treatment, etiology
of opportunistic infections as well as the scientific basis of HIV
prevention and risk reduction.
Prerequisite: CSE099, ENC/G101, MAT095 This is a Writing Intensive course.
This course is a basic orientation to public and community
health including: the role of science, policy and ethics; the nature
of health and disease; prevention of disease and public health
measures; healthcare systems; and careers in health. NYC
Department of Health initiatives and data, as well as NYC
historical events in health are used to illustrate course concepts.
Students will apply knowledge of course material through two
short research reports.
Prerequisite: CSE099, MAT096,ENC/G101 This is a Writing Intensive course.