Degree Programs

A.A.S. Degrees

Students interested in obtaining a two-year degree from Bronx Community College and immediately entering the workforce may select from our A.A.S. Degree programs in:

A student completing an A.A.S. degree may still transfer to senior college but will have more courses to complete to meet four-year degree requirements.

A.S. Degrees

Students interested in continuing their education to earn a four-year degree may select from our A.S. Degree programs in:

The degree programs are similar in content, but the A.S. Degree requires a higher-level mathematics component, Math 30 or 31. If remedial mathematics is required, the mathematics sequence would include Math 05, 06. A science course with a laboratory component is also necessary.

Course Descriptions

Accounting

ACC 111       4 rec 4 cr
Principles of Accounting I

This course examines the fundamental principles of accounting theory and practice, including the analysis of assets, liabilities and owners’ equity accounts; allocation, estimation and accrual procedures for financial statement preparation.
Prerequisites: MTH 1, if required
Corequisite: ENG 2 or RDL 2 if required
NOTE: This course replaces ACC 11.

ACC 112      4 rec 4 cr
Principles of Accounting II

The overall purpose of this course is to apply fundamental accounting principles to the corporate and partnership forms of business organizations. These will include an introduction to the fundamental accounting concepts relating to accounting for property, plant and equipment (plant assets), accounting for long-term liabilities, partnerships, equity transactions for corporations, statement of cash flows and financial statement analysis.
Prerequisite: ACC 11 or ACC 111
Corequisite: ENG 2 or RDL 2 if required NOTE: This course replaces ACC 12.

ACC 113        4 rec 4 cr
Principles of Intermediate Accounting

This course builds on the foundations of the prior two Accounting Principles courses to provide an in-depth study and understanding of applied accounting theories and practices. The course examines the conceptual framework for accounting, the examination of the process for developing accounting standards, the fundamental principles of accounting theory and practice, including the analysis of assets, liabilities and stockholders’ equity accounts; and the allocation, estimation and accrual procedures for financial statement preparation.
Prerequisite: ACC 12 or ACC 112
Corequisite: ENG 2 or RDL 2 if required
NOTE: This course replaces ACC 13.

ACC 115       3 rec 3 cr
Accounting Information Systems

This course introduces students to Accounting Information Systems and their relationship to the accounting function. Emphasis will be placed on the interaction of accounting and information systems, application of information systems to financial/ accounting management decisions, and control of these systems. A computerized accounting information package will be explored. Prerequisite: ACC 112
NOTE: This course replaces ACC 15.

Business

BIS 12       4 rec 3 cr
Multimedia Theory and Applications for Business

Provides a theoretical understanding of multimedia technologies and fundamentals of multimedia software design and development. Students produce multimedia packages in business applications and their areas of specialization.
Corequisites: ENG 2 or RDL 2 if required; KEY 10 or equivalent skill level with the permission of the department.

BIS 13       4 rec 3 cr
Introduction to the Internet and Web Development

Introduction to using the Internet and World Wide Web (WWW) for business and general use. Emphasis on Internet tools, which include e-mail, chat rooms, listservs, newsgroups and Gopher as applied to business. Students optimize the use of the Internet by learning how to identify and access information resources on the WWW through browsing, navigating, searching and retrieving business-related information. Design and development of business-related Web pages.
Prerequisites: ENG 1 or RDL 2 if required; KEY 10 or equivalent skill level with permission of the department.

BIS 23       2 rec 2 lab 3 cr
Advanced Web Page Design and Development

This course introduces advanced concepts of the World Wide Web to increase interactivity and enhance the appearance and impact of a Web page. Topics to be covered include graphics, creative layouts, image maps, framed Web pages and JavaScript. Prerequisites: ENG 110/111 and BIS 13 and KEY 10 or equivalent skill level with departmental permission.

BIS 31        2 lec 2 lab 3 cr
E-Commerce

This course is structured to provide an understanding of the complexities of the marketplace for E-Commerce and the design, maintenance and administration of a Web-based E-Commerce site. It will also include identification of some E-Commerce sites that are currently utilized in business.
Prerequisites: BIS 13 and BUS 10

BUS 10        3 rec 3 cr
Introduction to Business

An introductory survey course to acquaint students with business as a field of study. Analysis of the role of business in society with emphasis on how the business system operates. Functional areas of accounting, marketing, finance, business law, management and information systems.
Corequisite: RDL 2 or ENG 2 if required

BUS 41            3 rec 1 lab 3 cr
Business Statistics

Introduction to statistical methods as a basis for decision-making and operations control in business, utilizing principles of probability, sampling error, estimation and the descriptive methods of frequency distribution correlation, index number and time series analysis. Application to data pertinent to business and economic problems in such areas as accounting controls, production and marketing.
Prerequisite: Three years of high school mathematics or MTH 6 Corequisite: ENG 2 or RDL 2 if required

BUS 51             3 rec 3 cr
Principles of Management

An introduction to basic managerial concepts and practices. The nature of organizations and their relationships with external forces (social, economic, legal/political, competitive, technological and global) are explored. Key management functions, including decision-making, planning, organizing, directing and controlling are examined. Analytical and hands-on skills are further developed by introducing students to the application of mathematical models in the solution of managerial problems.
Corequisite: ENG 2 or RDL 2 if required and MTH 5 if required

BUS 52            3 rec 3 cr
Organizational Behavior

This course explores the impact of individuals, groups, organizational structure and the external environment on human behavior within organizations. A managerial perspective is established by examining how organizational behavior concepts are applied to improve performance in the workplace. Topics discussed include organizational design, corporate culture, motivation and reward systems, leadership, group dynamics and decision-making.
Prerequisite: BUS 51

BUS 53               3 rec 3 cr
International Management

This course introduces the student to concepts and techniques employed in managing multinational organizations. It provides a basic understanding of the challenges confronted by management and the knowledge needed to operate successfully in global markets. The impact of rapidly changing cultural, political, legal, technological and competitive forces on key managerial functions is also examined.
Prerequisite: BUS 51

BUS 54         3 rec 3 cr
Entrepreneurship

This course is a practical guide to the entrepreneurial process that leads to starting a new business. It is a hands-on,team-based course that will challenge students to apply principles, concepts and frameworks to real-world situations. The course activities will include evaluating the commercial potential of business ideas and opportunities, researching markets and competition, understanding the importance of patents and copyrights, developing a business plan, learning the process of acquiring resources, avoiding pitfalls, and financing the start-up.
Prerequisites: FIN 31 and MKT 11

BUS 111          3 rec 3 cr
Applications of Mathematics for Business

This course examines the application of mathematics to business. Topics include problems of interest, bank discounts, purchase discounts, installment sales, payrolls, depreciation, profit distribution, taxes and insurance.
Prerequisite: MTH 1 if required NOTE: This course replaces BUS 11.

Computer Applications and Programming

DAT 10        2 rec 2 lab 3 cr
Computer Fundamentals and Applications

Introduction to computers and their use in information processing. Topics include hardware and software concepts, elements of system analysis, system design and management information systems. Emphasis on computer usage, programming skills and use of application programs involving word processing, spreadsheets and database management.
Corequisites: RDL 2 or ENG 2 if required; MTH 3 or MTH 5

DAT 30        2 lect 2 lab 3 cr
Introduction to Computer Fundamentals and Programming

Introduction to data processing equipment and operation; basic elements of electronic data processing, input, processing, storage and output; flow-charting, numbering systems and business programming applications. Introduction to BASIC language programming in both a lecture and laboratory setting.
Corequisites: RDL 2 or ENG 2 if required; MTH 3 or MTH 5

DAT 33        1 lect 2 lab 2 cr
Microcomputer Applications

Provides “hands-on” experience with microcomputers through use of an integrated software system with word processing, spreadsheet analysis, database management and graphics components.
Corequisite: RDL 1 or ENG 1 if required

DAT 35        2 lect 2 lab 3 cr
Visual Basic Programming

This course will provide a foundation for writing Windows-based application programs that are event-driven with Graphical User Interface (GUI). Topics will include dialogs, menus, controls, scope of variables, data types, selection and iteration structures, objects and instances, MIDI, fonts and graphics, plus file I/O. Students will write and debug several programs using different business applications.
Prerequisites: DAT 10 or DAT 30 or departmental approval

DAT 36       2 lect 2 lab 3 cr
Microcomputer Spreadsheet Applications

The course introduces the advanced uses of Microsoft Spreadsheet Applications. The lab portion involves “hands-on” training to design and implement financial and other applications. Includes development of personalized menus, use of MACRO capabilities, functions and graphics. The lecture portion involves the business use of spreadsheets. Illustrations of business uses as well as casework will be addressed.
Prerequisites: DAT 10 or DAT 30 or DAT 33 or departmental approval

DAT 38        2 lect 2 lab 3 cr
Microcomputer Database Applications

The course introduces the advanced uses of Microsoft Database Applications. The lab portion involves converting file design, simple and complex data entry, like sorting and indexing, editing and modifying databases and report generation. The lecture portion involves the business of databases. Illustrations of business use as well as casework will be addressed.
Prerequisites: DAT 10 or DAT 30 or DAT 33 or departmental approval

DAT 47       2 lec 2 lab 3 cr
JAVA Programming

An introduction to Web-based application programming, using JAVA language, which is based in C/C++, but completely object-oriented and platform-independent, to create interactive/dynamic Web pages. Students familiar with the format and syntax of a programming language will develop applets designed to be executed over the internet within Web browsers, as well as stand-alone applications.
Prerequisite: DAT 10 or DAT 30 or departmental approval

DAT 48      2 rec 2 lab 3 cr
Advanced JAVA Programming

This course is a continuation of JAVA Programming (DAT 47). The Fundamentals of JAVA such as Syntax, Primitive Data Types and Operations, Control Structures, Methods and Arrays will be reviewed. Classes and Objected Strings, Class Inheritance and Interfaces, GUI Programming Applets, Exception Handling, Input/Output Multithreading are studied in detail and Data Structures are introduced.
Prerequisite: DAT 47 or departmental approval

DAT 49        2 rec 2 lab 3 cr
UNIX Fundamentals

This course is an introduction to operating systems with particular emphasis on the use, management and operation of the UNIX operating system. Students will learn how to effectively integrate UNIX utilities and user commands within a networked multi-user environment.
Prerequisite: DAT 10 or DAT 30 or departmental approval

Computer Literacy

CPL 11       2 lab 1 cr
Computer Literacy

Introduction to computer fundamentals for academic and professional use. Students will be introduced to the operational components of computers such as hardware, software and use of the Windows Operating System. Students will receive hands-on experience using popular software and E-mail as well as acquire basic Internet skills necessary for research and term paper preparation. Ethical issues in computing will also be addressed. This course is open only to non-business majors.
Prerequisite: ENG 1 or RDL 1 if required

Finance

FIN 31          3 rec 3 cr
Principles of Finance

This course introduces students to concepts and analytical techniques necessary to identify and solve financial management problems. Topics to be discussed include: financial management and markets, understanding and analyzing financial statements, time value of money, valuation of investment instruments, and capital budgeting.
Prerequisites: ACC 11 or ACC 111
Corequisites: ENG 2 or ENG 110 or RDL 2 if required

Keyboarding

KEY 10        2 rec 1 cr
Keyboarding for Computers

Introduction to keyboarding through classroom instruction and laboratory practice. Emphasis is placed on speed and accuracy in keying alpha/numeric text. Students are expected to achieve a minimum speed of 20 words per minute.

KEY 11       5 rec 2 cr
Document Formatting and Speed Development

This course is designed to increase speed and accuracy and develop proofreading skills. Emphasis is placed on the proper formatting and production of business correspondence (memos, letters, tables and reports) from straight and rough draft copy. Students are expected to achieve a minimum speed of 30 words per minute.
Prerequisite: KEY 10 or department permission
Corequisite: ENG 1 or RDL 1 if required

KEY 12      4 rec 2 cr
Advanced Document Production

This course is designed to enable students to produce more complex business documents using decision-making skills to determine content and formatting. Students are expected to achieve a minimum speed of 40 words per minute. Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in producing high-quality business documents.
Prerequisite: KEY 11 or department permission Corequisite: ENG 2 or RDL 2 if required

Law

LAW 17       3 rec 3 cr
Introduction to Paralegal Studies

Introduces students to the legal system as it operates in the State of New York, the legal process and certain basic areas of the law (torts, contracts, property). Roles of the lawyer and paralegal within the legal system especially as they relate to the unauthorized practice of law, fiduciary relationships and ethical considerations. Students become familiar with specific paralegal skills. They practice and perfect such skills as interviewing techniques, factual investigation and formal and informal advocacy.
Corequisite: ENG 2 or RDL 2 if required

LAW 19       3 rec 3 cr
Introduction to Law Office Management and Computers

Survey of principle areas of law office management, docket control, calendar monitoring, bookkeeping/ accounting systems, functions of the law library and computers in the law office. Students gain an understanding of computers, operating systems and programming in the modern law office; overview of other computer applicators for lawyers and paralegals; computer law, hardware and software tailored for law office applications.
Prerequisites: DAT 10, RDL 2 and ENG 2 if required

LAW 41        3 rec 3 cr
Business Law

Survey of the legal and economic environment of business and interrelationship and impact of ethical, social and political influences on individuals and organizations in the study of agency, antitrust, bankruptcy, constitutional, consumer, contract, criminal and labor laws and the federal and state court systems.
Corequisite: ENG 2 or RDL 2 if required

LAW 45       3 rec 3 cr
Medical Law

Law as it affects work of medical secretarial assistants and paralegals including medical practice acts, legal relationship of physician and patient, professional liability, types of medical practice, preparation of reports for workers’ compensation and court litigation. Corequisite: ENG 2 or RDL 2 if required

LAW 47       3 rec 3 cr
Civil

Procedure Common, statutory and constitutional law; the judicial system; and civil and criminal proceedings from initiation to enforcement and judgment.
Corequisites: ENG 2 or RDL 2 if required; LAW 17

LAW 52       3 rec 3 cr
Business Organizations

Introduction to the law relating to business organizations: agency; sole proprietorships and partnerships; corporations; government regulation; drafting and research practice; functions of the lawyers and paralegal assistant.
Corequisite: ENG 2 or RDL 2 if required

LAW 62       3 rec 3 cr
Family Law

Focus on legal aspects of marriage; custody and visitation; economic and social aspects of divorce, separation, annulment and ante-nuptial agreements; contractual relations among members of the family; family court procedures; criminal jurisdiction over minors; drafting and research practice; functions of the lawyer and paralegal assistant. Aspects of criminal, statutory and constitutional law as it affects the juvenile offender.
Corequisite: ENG 2 or RDL 2 if required

LAW 63      3 lec 3 cr
Law for Security Personnel

A study of the legal problems in the private security sector. Included is a review of the powers and restrictions on “private police,” (e.g., arrest, search and seizure, eavesdropping and a comparison with the powers of law enforcement agencies). Civil liabilities of private security personnel are studied as well as aspects of civil law. Licensing statutes are also analyzed.
Prerequisite: ENG 2 or RDL 2 if required

LAW 64        3 lec 3 cr
Constitutional Law

This course provides an analysis of the historical development of constitutional criminal procedure. The effect of the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment is examined through a study of the leading Supreme Court decisions relating to criminal justice. Special attention is placed upon the Fourteenth Amendment’s use to apply the Bill of Rights to the States.
Prerequisite: ENG 2 or RDL 2 if required
Pre/corequisite: POL 11

LAW 65      3 rec 3 cr
Criminal Law and Procedures

Provides an understanding of basic distinctions between criminal and civil law; familiarization with the criminal justice system; major stages of a criminal case.
Corequisite: ENG 2 or RDL 2 if required

LAW 72          3 rec 3 cr
Real Property

Law of real property and real estate transactions. Analysis of sales, obligations of the real estate broker, surveys, recordings, closings and title searches, mortgages, assignments, consolidation agreements and mortgage foreclosures. Law of landlord and tenant are extensively reviewed.
Corequisite ENG 2 or RDL 2 if required

LAW 77           3 rec 3 cr
Immigration Law

Hands-on course dealing with concepts and techniques of immigration law. Procedures for preparation of immigrant and non-immigrant visa applications; and the skills necessary to assist immigrants who seek asylum, citizenship, naturalization or employment, or who face exclusion or deportation proceedings. Emphasis on the practice of immigration law from the perspective of a paralegal.
Corequisite: ENG 2 or RDL 2 if required

LAW 82          3 rec 3 cr
Insurance and Torts

Survey of the law of insurance and the law of torts, especially as they relate to each other: nature and types of insurance, indemnity and subrogation; the insurance contract; defenses against payment to the insured; government regulations;tort liability; intentional torts; negligent torts, litigation; drafting and research practice; functions of the lawyer and paralegal assistant.
Corequisite: ENG 2 or RDL 2 if required

LAW 89            3 rec 3 cr
Legal Advocacy

Administrative law and advocacy, agency advocacy, preparation and conduct of administrative hearings, due process rights and basics of evidence. Procedural rights in public benefit entitlement programs and the rights of the physically and mentally handicapped and the elderly. Also, procedural rights in housing programs and overview of landlord and tenant law, administrative advocacy and trial advocacy.
Corequisite: ENG 2 or RDL 2 if required

LAW 91             3 rec 3 cr
Landlord/Tenant Advocacy

This hands-on course deals with concepts and techniques used in Housing Court. Students learn strategies for representing tenants against the New York City Housing Authority, rent stabilization and rent control laws and the Jiggetts Preliminary Relief System. Conduct research in housing and welfare law; and develop direct and cross-examination skills.
Prerequisites: LAW 17 and LAW 47; completion of 30 credits, a “C+” average and permission from director of the program.

LAW 92            3 rec 3 cr
Estates, Trusts and Wills

Requirements, formalities, drafting and execution of wills and trusts, probating wills, intestacy law, administration of wills and estates, preparation of federal estate and inheritance tax returns; transfer tax proceedings under the law of New York State; estate planning.
Corequisite: RDL 2 or ENG 2 if required

LAW 95             3 rec 3 cr
Legal Research and Writing

How to research legal questions and to present results to the supervising attorney. Role of legal research in the process of legal advocacy; historical development and present organization of the Anglo-American legal system; organization and procedures of the New York courts; various tools of legal research and how to use them; skill in researching and answering legal questions in an active law office; skill in organizing and writing legal memoranda.
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 111, LAW 17, LAW 47

LAW 96          3 rec 3 cr
Advanced Legal Research and Writing

Drafting pleadings and business agreements, law office memoranda, memoranda of law in support of motions, pretrial and memoranda of law and appellate briefs. Use of computer research tools, such as WESTLAW or LEXIS. Substantive aspects, with emphasis on the conduct of practical exercises in research and writing. The art of oral advocacy.
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 111, LAW 17, LAW 47, LAW 95

LAW 98         2 rec 2 cr
Paralegal Seminar and Internship

Provides students with an optimal practical experience in the legal field by placing them in various legal environments—law offices or corporate, judicial, or administrative agency—which have shown an interest in sponsoring an intern. The seminar and internship program provides direct contact and utilization of skills and knowledge obtained in the classroom and permits students to practice and perfect those skills in an operating office situation. In addition to satisfying the individual needs of students, this program helps the student crystallize and clarify career goals.
Prerequisites: LAW 17, LAW 47 and completion of at least 40 credits toward a degree

Marketing Management

MKT 11        3 rec 3 cr
Principles of Marketing

Introduction to the role and scope of marketing in a rapidly changing and challenging environment. Designed to set an overall framework for further studies in the marketing “field,” this course surveys broad marketing issues and focuses on the planning and implementation of product, promotion, pricing and distribution strategies.
Corequisite: ENG 2 or RDL 2 if required

MKT 18       3 rec 3 cr
Consumer Behavior

Explores the impact of cultural, social, economic and psychological influences on consumer decision-making. Highlights the importance of understanding consumer behavior in formulating and implementing the marketing strategy and traces key stages of the consumer decision-making process.
Prerequisite: MKT 11

MKT 41       3 rec 3 cr
Management of Retail Operations

Examines the role of retailing within the larger marketing system and focuses on strategic aspects of retailing. The management decision-making process with respect to key areas, such as growth and diversification strategies, financial planning, store location, merchandising management, human resources management, advertising and sales promotion are explored.
Prerequisite: MKT 11

MKT 43      3 rec 3 cr
Principles of Advertising

Introduces advertising as a fundamental business function and as a creative outcome of the marketing strategy. This course addresses a wide variety of conceptual and technical issues, including consumer behavior, market segmentation, advertising planning and research, media and budget considerations, copywriting, art direction and production and sales promotion. Prerequisite: MKT 11

MKT 47      2 rec 2 lab 3 cr
E-Marketing

Based upon established marketing thought and practice, this course focuses on the impact of the World Wide Web on the formulation and implementation of the marketing strategy. The role of the web in market analysis as well as in product, promotion, pricing and distribution strategies is explored. New E-business models designed to increase the efficiency of traditional marketing functions are also examined.
Prerequisites: ENG 1 and RDL 1 if required; MKT 11
Corequisites: ENG 2 or RDL 2 if required; DAT 10 or permission of department

MKT 48      3 rec 3 cr
Marketing Management

Designed to provide a basic understanding of key issues facing today’s marketing managers, this course introduces the student to the fundamental concepts and techniques needed to manage the marketing function. Topics include the analysis of marketing opportunities and constraints, an examination of the decision-making process with respect to product, promotion, pricing and distribution strategies as well as the planning and delivery of marketing programs. A managerial orientation is developed through the case study method.
Prerequisites: ENG 1 and RDL 1 if required; MKT 11
Corequisites: ENG 2 and RDL 2 if required

Office Administration and Technology and Medical Assistant

COM 31       2 rec 2 lab 3 cr
Business Communications

An introduction to the principles of writing business correspondence and reports. Emphasis will be placed on the outlining of ideas and the development of the composition of written communications such as routine letters, memos, email messages and reports. The assimilation of content and interpretation of incoming correspondence for appropriate action and response will also be addressed. Language Arts skills will be reviewed and reinforced. A term report will be required.
Prerequisite: ENG 110 or ENG 111, KEY 11

SEC 35       4 rec 2 cr
Medical Office Procedures and Management

Students will learn to perform secretarial and medical assistant responsibilities required in private physicians’ offices, hospitals and medical laboratories. Cultivation of desirable personal traits and attitudes of the medical office assistant will be emphasized. Office projects include case histories, medical reports, filing systems and record-keeping. Development of skills in transcribing medical reports will be introduced.
Prerequisites: KEY 11 and WPR 11; or departmental approval

SEC 41     4 rec 2 cr
Office Procedures

This course is designed to equip students with the ability to perform efficiently in their role as administrative assistants and as members of an office team by learning the role of support staff. Topics include prioritizing work assignments; managing time and stress; planning meetings and conferences; making travel arrangements; and integrating technologies that have increased office productivity. Projects requiring the analysis of data and development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills will be incorporated into the course.
Prerequisites: KEY 11 and WPR 11; or departmental approval

Word Processing

WPR 11      5 rec 3 cr
Transcription for Business

Students will develop the transcription skills necessary to transcribe simple documents. A review of grammar and punctuation along with an emphasis on spelling and word study skills will enable students to produce documents.
Prerequisite: KEY 10 Corequisites: ENG 110/111 and KEY 11; or departmental approval

WPR 21       3 rec 3 cr
Word Processing Applications

Students will learn the essential features and commands of current word processing software to improve productivity and efficiency in the creation of business documents.
Prerequisite: KEY 10 Corequisite: KEY 11

WPR 23       3 rec 2 cr
Office Supervision and Administration

This course is designed to introduce students to the role and functioning of the office supervisor or administrator. Students will become familiar with the nature of supervisory issues as they relate to employees, other supervisors and upper management. Prerequisite: WPR 21

WPR 24       3 rec 3 cr
Presentations for Business

Students will learn the concepts and practical applications of current presentation software. Topics will include producing text with graphic elements such as charts, graphs and tables to general professional-looking fliers, reports, forms, letterheads and slide presentations.
Prerequisites: RDL 2, if required; MTH 5 or CUNY math proficiency; ENG 110 or ENG 111; WPR 21 or permission of Department

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