College Connections Courses

College Connections courses & requirements​

Course offerings vary by high school. Please check with your high school guidance counselor to determine which College Connections courses are offered at your school. All students must meet the course requirements below prior to registering for a College Connections course.

Eligibility for English & math

Key terms for eligibility requirements:

  • Prerequisite: course that must be taken prior to enrolling
  • Corequisite: course that must be taken at the same time
  • * denotes new course or update to course from previous year

Students must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Ranked in the top 10.00% of class
  • PSAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 560+
  • ACCUPLACER Reading score of 250+
  • ACCUPLACER Reading score of 245-249 and at least one success indicator (see below)
  • Seniors who meet one of the following criteria:
    • An unweighted cumulative GPA of 80+
    • An unweighted cumulative GPA of 75-79 AND at least one success indicator (see following)
  • Juniors or sophomores who meet one of the following criteria:
    • English 10 or 11 final grade of 90+ (or 85+ with teacher recommendation)
    • Global Studies II final grade of 90+ (or 85+ with teacher recommendation)

Success indicators for English:

  • 85+ score on NYS Global Regents or American History & Government Regents
  • 85+ final grade in 11th grade English
  • 3+ score on any AP exam
  • 500+ SAT reading score OR 21+ ACT reading score

Students who do not meet any of the above requirements may take ENG 1510 with supports, which means they must be co-enrolled in ENG 0500: English Composition I Workshop with the same instructor.

Eligibility requirements are listed for each math course.

Multiple measures are used, which means there are different ways a student can qualify for a course.

An ACCUPLACER QAS score is one way to determine a student’s eligibility for college-level math. It is only required if a student does not qualify through high school coursework/grades.

College Connections courses

Course Credits Eligibility Requirements SUNY GEN ED JCC Essentials
ART 1510: Drawing I 3 No requisites The Arts  
ART 1530: 2-D Design and Color* 3 No requisites The Arts  
ART 1550: Art in Culture I* 3 Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1510 Other World Civilizations  
ART 1560: Art in Culture II* 3 Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1530 Other World Civilizations  
ART 1590: Ceramics I 3 No requisites The Arts  
ART 1670: Photography I* 3 No requisites The Arts  
ART 1730: Graphic Design I* 3 No requisites The Arts  
ASL 1510: Intro. Sign Language I 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports Foreign Languages Cultural Understanding
ASL 1520: Intro. Sign Language II 3 Prerequisite: ASL 1510 or two years high school ASL Foreign Languages Cultural Understanding
BIO 1500: Human Biology 4 Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1510 Natural Sciences  
BIO 1510: Health Science 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports Natural Sciences  
BIO 1515: Biology of Amphibians/Reptiles 1 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports    
BIO 1520: Biology of Birds 1 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports    
BIO 1540: Biology of Insects 1 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports    
BIO 1560: Biology of Mammals 1 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports    
BIO 1570: Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology* 4 Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1510
Prerequisite/Corequisite: CHE 1500 (or higher) unless HS chemistry was passed
Eligibility: MAT 1590 or higher
Natural Sciences Applied Learning
BIO 2510: Anatomy & Physiology I*
BOCES New Visions students only
4 Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1510
Prerequisite/Corequisite: CHE 1500 (or higher) unless HS chemistry was passed
Natural Sciences  
BIO 2520: Anatomy & Physiology II*
BOCES New Visions students only
4 Prerequisite: BIO 1570 OR BIO 1575 OR BIO 2510 Natural Sciences  
BUS 1360: Keyboarding/Word Processing 3 No requisites    
BUS 1420: Office Procedures 3 No requisites    
BUS 1430: Entrepreneurship I 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports   Applied Learning
BUS 1500: Intro to Business 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports    
BUS 1510: Principles of Financial Accounting 4 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports
Eligibility: MAT 1500
   
BUS 1520: Principles of Managerial Accounting 4 Prerequisite: BUS 1510   Applied Learning
BUS 1610: Personal Finance 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports    
BUS 1700: Intro to Tourism and Hospitality 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports    
CHE 1500: Intro to Chemistry 3 Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1510
Eligibility: college-level math (MAT 1500 or higher)
Natural Sciences  
CHE 1550: General Chemistry I 4 Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1510
Prerequisite/Corequisite: MAT 1590 (or higher) OR Eligibility: MAT 1600
Prerequisite: HS chemistry OR CHE 1500
Natural Sciences  
CHE 1560: General Chemistry II 4 Prerequisite: CHE 1550
Prerequisite/Corequisite: MAT 1600 (or higher) OR Eligibility: MAT 1710
Natural Sciences  
CMM 1510: Intro to Communication 3 Prerequisite: ENG 1510 Humanities  
CMM 1610: Public Speaking 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports The Arts  
CMM 2840: Film Study and Appreciation* 3 Prerequisite: ENG 1530 Humanities  
CRI 1510: Intro to Criminal Justice 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports   Applied Learning
CSC 1510: Intro to Computer Science 3 No requisites    
CSC 1530: Intro to HTML & CSS 3 No requisites    
CSC 1560: Computer Application Software I 4 Eligibility: college-level math (MAT 1500 or higher)    
CSC 1570: Programming Concepts/Applications 3 Eligibility: college-level math (MAT 1500 or higher)    
CSC 1590: Computer Programming 4 Prerequisite: CSC 1570 Math  
ECO 1530: Contemporary Economic Problems 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports Social Sciences Global Perspectives
EDU 1290: Intro to Early Childhood Ed/Care 3 Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1510   Applied Learning
EDU 1510: Foundations of Education 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports   Applied Learning
ENG 1510: English Composition I 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 0500 Humanities  
ENG 1530: English Composition II 3 Prerequisite: ENG 1510 Basic Communication  
ENG 1540: Introduction to Literary Studies 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports Humanities  
ENG 2620: British Literature II 3 Prerequisite: ENG 1530    
ENG 2740: Newswriting and Editing 3 Prerequisite: ENG 1530 The Arts  
ENR 1560: Intro to Engineering and Design 3 Prerequisite/Corequisite: MAT 1590 (or higher) or Eligibility: MAT 1600    
FRE 2510: Intermediate French I 3 Prerequisite: FRE 1520 or 3 years HS French Foreign Languages Cultural Understanding
FRE 2520: Intermediate French II 3 Prerequisite: FRE 2510 or 4 years HS French Foreign Languages Cultural Understanding
GEO 1520: World Regional Geography 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports Social Sciences Cultural Understanding
Global Perspectives
GLG 1510: Physical Geology* 4 Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1510
Eligibility: college-level math (MAT 1500 or higher)
Natural Sciences  
HCR 1200: Intro to Healthcare Studies 3 No requisites    
HCR 1210: Introduction to Disease 1 No requisites    
HCR 1460: Personal Health & Safety 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports    
HIS 1510: World History Before 1500 3 Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1510 OR eligibility for ENG 1510 without supports AND 80+ final grade in both 10th grade social studies and English courses Other World Civilizations Cultural Understanding
Global Perspectives
HIS 1520: World History Since 1500 3 Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1510 OR eligibility for ENG 1510 without supports AND 80+ final grade in both 10th grade social studies and English courses Western Civilization Cultural Understanding
Global Perspectives
HIS 1530: US History Before 1865 3 Prerequisite/Corequisite:  ENG 1510 OR eligibility for ENG 1510 without supports AND 80+ final grade in both 10th grade social studies and English courses American History Cultural Understanding
HIS 1540: US History Since 1865 3 Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1510 OR eligibility for ENG 1510 without supports AND 80+ final grade in both 10th grade social studies and English courses American History Cultural Understanding
HIT 1410: Medical Terminology 3 No requisites    
HIT 1420: Health Data Procedures 3 No requisites    
HUS 1210: Intro to Human Services 3 Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1510    
LDR 1300: Leadership Engagement 3 No requisites    
MAT 1500: Problem Solving with Math 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports AND one of the following criteria:
HS GPA 80+ and either Algebra I Regents 75+ or Algebra I final course avg. of 80+
ACCUPLACER QAS score 246+
Meets eligibility requirements for any higher-level math course
Math  
MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics 3 Students are eligible if they meet any one of the following criteria:
Successfully completed MAT 1500
Successfully completed HS Algebra II (or higher) and HS GPA 80+
ACCUPLACER QAS score 255+
Meets eligibility requirements for any higher-level math course
Math  
MAT 1590: College Algebra/Trigonometry 4 Students are eligible if they meet any one of the following criteria:
HS geometry final grade 70+ and either Algebra I Regents score or final course average of 80+
ACCUPLACER QAS score 255+
Meets eligibility requirements for any higher-level math course
Math  
MAT 1600: Precalculus 4 Students are eligible if they meet any one of the following criteria:
Successfully completed MAT 1590
Algebra II Regents score or final course average of 80+
ACCUPLACER QAS score 280+
Meets eligibility requirements for any higher-level math course
Math  
MAT 1710: Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 4 Successfully completed MAT 1600 or HS pre-calculus Math  
MAT 1720: Calculus & Analytic Geometry II 4 Successfully completed MAT 1710 Math  
MCT 1240: Engineering Drawing with Auto CAD 4 No requisites    
MCT 1270: Machine Theory & Operations* 3 No requisites    
MCT 1380: Intro to Solid Modeling 3 No requisites    
MUS 1510: Music Appreciation 3 No requisites The Arts  
MUS 1570: Music Theory 3 No requisites The Arts  
PHE 1620: Fitness Concepts/Applications* 3 No requisites    
PHL 1570: Critical Reasoning 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports Basic Communication  
PHY 1510: Understanding Physics* 4 Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 1510 OR eligibility for ENG 1510 without supports and an 80+ final grade in both the prior year's science and social studies course
Eligibility: MAT 1500 (or higher)
Natural Sciences Scientific Reasoning
PHY 1610: General Physics I 4 Prerequisite: ENG 1510
Prerequisite: MAT 1590 (or higher)
Prerequisite: HS physics or PHY 1510
Natural Sciences  
PHY 1620: General Physics II 4 Prerequisite: MAT 1600 (or higher)
Prerequisite: PHY 1610
Natural Sciences  
POL 1510: American Politics 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports Social Sciences  
PSY 1510: General Psychology I 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports Social Sciences  
PSY 1550: Stress and Coping 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports    
PSY 1610: Death and Dying 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports    
SOC 1510: Intro to Sociology 3 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports Social Sciences Cultural Understanding
Global Perspectives
SOC 1550: Drinking 101 2 Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports    
SPA 2510: Intermediate Spanish I 3 Prerequisite: SPA 1520 or 3 years HS Spanish Foreign Languages Cultural Understanding
SPA 2520: Intermediate Spanish II 3 Prerequisite: SPA 2510 or 4 years HS Spanish Foreign Languages Cultural Understanding
SPT 1300: Intro to Sport Management* 3 No requisites    
THE 1510: Intro to Theatre 3 No requisites The Arts  
WLD 1200: Safety and Cutting Processes 3 No requisites    
WLD 1350: Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3 No requisites    
WLD 1360: Gas Metal Arc Welding 3 No requisites    
WLD 1370: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding* 3 No requisites