College Now at Bronx Community College Course Descriptions
High School juniors and seniors who have a score of 70+ on ONE Math Regents are eligible to take any one of the College Now classes below.
On Campus Courses
This Class meets at BCC on Saturdays from 10:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.
ACS 10 1 credit
This course will introduce students to career choices in, and basic skills related to, the automotive industry. Topics covered include basic shop safety, an overview of electrical principles and automotive systems, and proper use of tools and diagnostic instrumentation.
EGR 11 1 credit
This course is an introduction to the major engineering disciplines. Basic concepts in engineering are covered in an integrated manner to: illustrate basic concepts in the context of real applications; illustrate a logical way of thinking about problems and their solutions; and convey the excitement of the profession. These goals are attained through analysis, construction, and testing of various projects that incorporate concepts.
ELC 15 2 credits
NOTE: These courses meet Monday and Wednesday at BCC from 4:00p.m. – 5:50p.m.
GIS 11 3 credits
How is the world mapped? How is data collected and analyzed to build better communities? How do we find out precisely where we can or cannot build new structures? How does GPS work, exactly? GIS is an emerging discipline in the US and the Geospatial Industry is growing faster than ever before. This course is an introduction to this emerging technology that provides students with a state-of the-art laboratory environment to analyze geographic data for modeling spatial relationships between different objects and people on the earth. This exciting new course asks important questions, too:
These questions help students to understand why and how certain policy decisions are made (sometimes referred to as “urban planning”) and the careers available to them as a result.
High School juniors and seniors who have passed the NYS English Language Arts (ELA) Regents with a score of 75+ or received a 480+ on the verbal/math section of the SAT or a 50+ on the verbal/math section of the PSAT are eligible to take any one of the College Now classes below.
PSY 11 3 credits
How can you be understood scientifically? This introductory course explores the role the scientific method has played in shaping how we understand human behavior, paying particular attention to the growth and development of personal motivation, the emotions and mental health, learning, intelligence, and personality evaluation.
SOC 11 3 credits
How do you relate to all of the social changes that take place in the world? One way to figure this out is through and introduction to the scientific study of human life as a form of group life. Students will examine the relationship between culture and individual personality; courtship, marriage and the family; religious behavior; education and communication; and theories of social stratification and social change.
Off Campus Courses
This Course Meets in Your High School
For 10th Graders:
FYS 11: First Year Seminar–a GPA of 70+ required–no Regents Required 1 credit