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Teaching in College Connections

College Connections instructors must meet the same credentialing standards as those who teach on campus. Each department has their own requirements.

ART

ART 1510 Drawing 1
ART 1590 Ceramics 1
ART 1670 Introduction to Digital Photography
ART 1730 Introduction to Computer Art/Design

  • a master’s degree in fine arts preferred; a master’s degree in art education or an art- related field (e.g.  art history, art therapy, digital media) considered; and
  • a digital slide portfolio of current professional works in the related medium (5 to 20 works).

ASL

ASL 1510 Introductory Sign Language I
ASL 1520 Introductory Sign Language II

Demonstrated proficiency in ASL and one of the following:

  • a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. interpreting, speech pathology); or
  • an associate’s degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum of three years’ experience working in an ASL related field (e.g. interpreting, teaching); or
  • a nationally recognized certificate related to a relevant discipline (e.g. RID).

BIO

BIO 1500 Human Biology
BIO 1510 Health Science

  • a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. biology, physical and health education, health studies); and
  • at least 30 credit hours in biology, with a minimum of 8 hours at the graduate level; and
  • at least 8 credit hours in anatomy and physiology.

BIO 1520 Biology of Birds
BIO 1540 Biology of Insects
BIO 1560 Biology of Mammals

  • a bachelor’s degree in biology; and
  • at least 30 credit hours in biology, with a minimum of 8 credit hours at the graduate level.

BIO 1570 Principles of Biology I

  • a master’s degree in biology; or
  • a bachelor’s degree in biology, with a minimum of 30 credit hours in biology, of which at least 8 credit hours are at the  graduate level.

BIO 1575 Biology: A Molecular Approach (BAMA)

  • a master’s degree in biological sciences, ideally in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology or allied field (e.g. molecular genetics, microbiology, environmental biology, etc.); or
  • a bachelor’s degree in a science discipline to include at least 20 credit hours in biological sciences and 16 credit hours in chemistry (starting with the two-semester college chemistry sequence); and
  • satisfactory completion of the JCC Biotechnology Boot Camp and 90 hours of course-specific research training.

BIO 1710 Personal Health and Safety

  • a master’s degree in an appropriate science or related discipline (e.g. health education, biology, or health science); and

  • previous experience teaching health education, with an in-depth understanding of the body systems; and

  • Red Cross Instructor Training & Certification (Authorized Provider acquired via the three-day course for instructor certification); and

  • current First Aid Certification.


BUS

BUS 1360 Keyboarding/Word Processing
BUS 1420 Office Procedures

  • a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in business education.

Note: Professional memberships and related experience will also be taken into consideration.

BUS 1410 Accounting Fundamentals

  • a bachelor’s degree in business or business education including 9 credit hours of accounting coursework.

BUS 1500 Introduction to Business

  • a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in business administration or business education to include at least five of the seven courses in the following subject areas (at either the graduate or undergraduate level):
    • Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Principles of Marketing, Principles of Management, or Organizational Behavior and Management Information Systems.

BUS 1510 Principles of Financial Accounting
BUS 1520 Principles of Managerial Accounting

  • a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA or MS in accounting or finance and professional certification (CPA, CMA, CIA, CFA, CFM, CFE, EA). Significant accounting experience may be substituted for certification; or
  • a bachelor’s degree and an MBA with an accounting concentration (12 credit hours) or MS in accounting or finance; or
  • a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MS or professional certification (noted above); or
  • a bachelor’s degree with a major in business with an accounting concentration (minimum of 24 credit hours) and professional certification (noted above).

BUS 1610 Personal Finance

  • a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in business administration (or sub-discipline such as marketing, management, HRM, finance) or business education. The degree must include courses in the following subject areas (at either the graduate or undergraduate level):
    • Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Corporate Finance or Personal Finance (or a similar course with content to include financial markets and financial instruments).

CHE

CHE 1500 Introduction to Chemistry
CHE 1550 College Chemistry I
CHE 1560 College Chemistry II

  • a bachelor’s degree in chemistry; or
  • a minimum of 38 credit hours of undergraduate/graduate chemistry courses.

Note: Instructors who have a minimum of 30 credit hours of chemistry will be considered on an individual basis, with the expectation that the remaining 8 credit hours of chemistry (at or above the 300-level) will be obtained within a three-year period.


CMM

CMM 1510 Introduction to Communication
CMM 1610 Public Speaking

  • a master’s degree in communication or related field (i.e. public relations, marketing, journalism, English, etc.) or a bachelor’s degree in communication or related field and relevant life experience in the field of communication; and
  • the ability to demonstrate appropriate public speaking skills.

Preferred: teaching experience within the discipline.


CRI

CRI 1320 Introduction to Law Enforcement
CRI 1510 Introduction to Criminal Justice

  • a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or administration of justice.

CSC 

 CSC 1530 Web Publishing

  • a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related discipline (e.g., computer science, computer technology, information technology); and
  • coursework in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript; and
  • coursework in server-side scripting (PHP preferred).

CSC 1560 Microcomputer Applications I

  • a bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a computer-related discipline (e.g., computer science, computer technology, information technology) or business; and
  • coursework beyond the introductory level in microcomputer applications (spreadsheets, database management).

CSC 1570 Programming Concepts/Applications
CSC 1590 Computer Programming

  • a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related discipline (e.g., computer science, computer technology, information technology); and
  • at least 12 credit hours of programming in an object-oriented programming language; and
  • coursework in data structures and algorithms (may be part of the data structures course); and
  • at least one year experience teaching/working with an object-oriented programming language.

ECO

ECO 1530 Contemporary Economic Problems

  • a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree including 9 credit hours of economics coursework, such as Macroeconomic Principles, Microeconomic Principles, Intermediate Macroeconomics or Intermediate Microeconomics, History of Economic Thought, Econometrics, Monetary Policy, Money and Banking, or similar courses.

Note: The specific degree area would generally be either business-related or history, although this is not meant to exclude other disciplines, provided that the economics coursework is included in the academic history.

Note: Home economics and/or consumer economics are specifically excluded from the list of acceptable economics courses to be counted in the 9 required hours.


EDU

EDU 1290 Intro Early Childhood Ed/Care
EDU 1510 Foundations of Education

  • a master’s degree in education;
  • current certification for state in which employed as a teacher;
  • enthusiasm for teaching and education;
  • ability to collaborate effectively with JCC Teacher Education Department.

ENG

ENG 1510 English Composition I
ENG 1530 English Composition II
ENG 1540 Writing About Literature       
 

  • a master’s degree in English or at least 18 graduate credit hours in English literature or composition from an MA English program (upon request, evaluation of non-English graduate credit may be done on a case-by-case basis).

ENG 2000 level

  • a master’s degree in English or at least 18 graduate credit hours in English literature or composition from an MA English program (or assessed on a case-by-case basis); and
  • one year successful teaching of the ENG first year sequence or ENG 1540 in particular; and
  • interview with and approval from director of English.

ENR

ENR 1560 Introduction to Engineering and Engineering Design

  • a bachelor’s degree in one of the areas listed below:
    • engineering science; or
    • mechanical, manufacturing, or industrial technology; or
    • technology education – with an emphasis in mechanical, manufacturing, or industrial technology; and
  • at least 6 credit hours related to the engineering design process (e.g., Introduction to Engineering Design, Manufacturing Drawing, and Manufacturing Processes).

Note: An instructor who holds a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in another STEM field and has a completed an approved training program related to engineering science may be considered.


FRE

FRE 2510 Intermediate French I
FRE 2520 Intermediate French II

  • a master’s degree in French (preferred) or French Education; and
  • teaching experience; and
  • Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) rating of Advance Low or higher within the past five years.
    *Applicants must select the “ACTFL OPI” option, which is an unscripted, approximately 30-minute phone conversation with a Certified ACTFL Tester.

Preferred: foreign travel in a French-speaking country.


GEO

GEO 1520 World Regional Geography

  • a master’s degree in geography; or
  • a master’s degree in history or anthropology with at least 6 credit hours in geography.

HIS

HIS 1510 World History I
HIS 1520 World History II
HIS 1530 US History I
HIS 1540 US History II

  • a master’s degree in history or a related area which includes at least 18 graduate hours in history (as specified below) earned within the past 10 years with a B average or better (unless the candidate has been teaching continuously for this period):
  • at least three years’ teaching experience in the intended field of history
  • demonstration of currency in the field
  • for HIS 1510 and 1520, graduate hours must include:
    • Historical Inquiry (Methods and Theory) (3)
    • Historiography Core in non-Euro-North America or Europe (3)
    • other relevant and related Historiography course (3)
    • six hours in non-Euro-North America/Europe History (6)
    • three hours in other graduate level history or related field (ie. Trans-national Studies) (3)
  • for HIS 1530 and 1540, graduate hours must include:
    • Historical Methods and Theory (3)
    • US Historiography Core (3)
    • other relevant and related Historiography course (3)
    • six hours in US History at graduate level (6)
    • three hours in other graduate level history or related field (ie. American Studies) (3)

HIT

HIT 1410 Medical Terminology
HIT 1420 Health Data Procedures

  • a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in business education or a relevant health care discipline (e.g. registered nurse, healthcare administrator, or health information administrator).

HUS

HUS 1210: Introduction to Human Services

  • an MSW/MSSW or a master’s degree in human services; and
  • a minimum of 1 year post-masters experience in a direct practice setting.

Note: Waivers will be considered for individuals possessing a master’s degree in a closely related discipline such as psychology, counseling, or counselor education with relevant experience or coursework involving systems/ecological approaches and micro and macro level practice. 


MAT

MAT 1500 Problem Solving with Mathematics

  • a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or mathematics education or comparable mathematics coursework as approved by the JCC mathematics department.

MAT 1540 Elementary Statistics

  • a bachelor's degree in mathematics or mathematics education or comparable mathematics coursework as approved by the JCC mathematics department; and
  • credit for a statistics course at the MAT/STAT 300-level (or above).

MAT 1590 College Algebra/Trigonometry
MAT 1600 Precalculus

  • a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, mathematics education, or a closely related field (e.g. physics, engineering science); and
  • undergraduate coursework in university calculus I, II, and III.

MAT 1710 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MAT 1720 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

  • a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or a related field (e.g., physics, engineering science), with
    • undergraduate coursework in university calculus I, II, and III; and
    • at least 6 undergraduate credit hours in mathematics beyond the calculus sequence; and
  • a graduate or undergraduate course in Real Analysis; and
  • at least 12 graduate credit hours in mathematics (this may include courses such as Complex Analysis or Number Theory but generally does not include courses such as History of Mathematics or Mathematics Teaching Methods).

MCT

MCT 1240 Engineering Drawing with AutoCAD

  • a bachelor’s degree in a relevant content area (e.g., engineering science, mechanical technology, manufacturing technology, industrial technology) or technology education with emphasis in mechanical, manufacturing, or industrial technology; and
  • at least 6 credit hours to include coursework in both engineering/mechanical drawing and computer aided drafting.

MCT 1270 Machine Theory and Operations

  • a bachelor’s degree in a relevant content area (e.g., engineering science, mechanical technology, manufacturing technology, industrial technology) or technology education with emphasis in mechanical, manufacturing, or industrial technology; and
  • at least 6 credit hours in manual machining directly related to mills and lathes.

MCT 1380 Intro to Solid Modeling

  • a bachelor’s degree in a relevant content area (e.g., engineering science, mechanical technology, manufacturing technology, industrial technology) or technology education with emphasis in mechanical, manufacturing, or industrial technology; and

  • at least 6 credit hours to include coursework in both 2D drafting and 3D solid modeling of individual parts & assemblies.


MUS

MUS 1510 Music Appreciation
MUS 1570 Music Theory I

  • a bachelor’s degree in music, music education, or arts in music from an accredited institution. It is preferred that the degree-granting institution have a department of music or school of music that is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
  • degree coursework must include at least four semesters (or six quarters) of work in music theory and the same amount of coursework in aural skills. This includes courses such as Aural Skills I, Music Theory I, Music Theory II, Ear Training I, Ear Training and Sight Singing I, etc. taken during the first two years of undergraduate work, but does not include courses such as Music Theory Fundamentals or Fundamentals of Music.
  • degree coursework must include at least two semesters (or three quarters) of work in music history at the upper level of the undergraduate sequence. This includes courses such as Music History I, History of Music: Antiquity to the Renaissance, History of Music: Baroque, etc. but does not include courses such as World Music, Music Appreciation, or Introduction to Music.

PHE

PHE 1500 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

  • a master’s degree; and
  • current National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) certified Athletic Trainer (ATC); and
  • NYS Athletic Trainers' License.

PHL

PHL 1570 Critical Thinking

  • a bachelor’s degree in philosophy with a master’s degree in any discipline; or
  • a master’s degree in any discipline which includes a minimum of three credit hours in philosophy, critical thinking, rhetoric, or logic/programming, accompanied by demonstrated experience teaching fallacies, close reading, and basic symbolic logic.

POL

POL 1510 American Politics

  • a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in political science.

PHY

PHY 1510 Understanding Physics

  • a bachelor’s degree in physics or a master’s degree in science education with at least 9 graduate credit hours in physics; and
  • completion of a workshop in the Physics of Everyday Thinking curriculum.

PHY 1610 General Physics I

  • a bachelor’s degree in physics or a master’s degree in science education with at least 12 graduate credit hours in physics; and
  • a graduate or undergraduate course in analytical mechanics.

PHY 1620 General Physics Il

  • a bachelor’s degree in physics or a master’s degree in science education with at least 12 graduate hours in physics; and
  • coursework in electricity and magnetism at the 300-level or above.

PSY

PSY 1510 General Psychology
PSY 1550 Stress and Coping
PSY 1610 Death and Dying

  • a master’s degree in psychology or an MSW; or
  • a master’s degree in education with 12 credit hours of psychology coursework.

SOC

SOC 1510 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 1550 Drinking 101

  • a master’s degree in sociology; or
  • a master’s degree in anthropology with 12 credit hours in sociology.

SPA

SPA 2510 Intermediate Spanish I
SPA 2520 Intermediate Spanish II

  • a master’s degree in Spanish (preferred) or Spanish Education; and
  • teaching experience; and
  • Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) rating of Advance Low or higher within the past five years.
    *Applicants must select the “ACTFL OPI” option, which is an unscripted, approximately 30-minute phone conversation with a Certified ACTFL Tester.

Preferred: foreign travel in a Spanish-speaking country.


THE

THE 1510 Introduction to Theatre

  • a bachelor’s degree or BFA in theatre or other qualifying equivalents in Greek Drama, Medieval Drama, Italian and Elizabethan Renaissance Drama, French Drama of the Late Seventeenth Century; and
  • basic knowledge of technical theatre – i.e. sound, lighting, and costuming.

WLD

WLD 1200 Safety and Cutting Processes
WLD 1350  Shielded Metal Arc Welding
WLD 1360 Gas Metal Arc Welding

  • an associate’s degree in welding engineering/technology; or
  • a bachelor’s degree in technology education, with applicable welding industry certification or workshop (e.g., Welding Educator’s Workshop offered by Lincoln Electric); or
  • at least ten years (full-time) of hands-on experience in the field of welding.
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