NYSCAS: New York School of Career and Applied Studies

Occupational Studies


Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) (60 credits)

Students who plan to continue toward a B.A. or B.S. degree should not enroll in this program. Instead, they should enroll in an A.S. degree program.

Associate in Occupational Studies in Business Management and Administration

Students who wish to earn an A.O.S. degree in Business Management and Administration can do so with one of the following six concentrations: Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Office Technology, and (described separately beginning below on this page) Information Systems. These degrees require a minimum of 60 credits.

 

 

Core Requirements (8 credits):

GLL 110/111

GLL 112
Introduction to College Writing
OR
Communication Skills
4
GSM 130/132 College Mathematics/Workshop 4

 

Business Base (16 credits):

GBA 101 Principles of Accounting I 3
GBA 102 Principles of Accounting II 3
GBE 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
GBM 100 Introduction to American Business 4
GBM 101 Principles of Management 3

 

General Electives (18 credits, except Office Technology, which requires 16 credits)

 

Concentration Requirements (18 credits):

Accounting

GBA 201 Intermediate Accounting I 3
GBA 202 Intermediate Accounting II 3
GBA 213 Cost Accounting 3
GBA 314 Federal Income Taxation of Individuals 3
GBA 498 Internship
GBM 213 Business Law I
OR
Approved Elective***
3

***One-credit courses taken in conjunction with business courses count as elective credits.

Finance

GBE 204 Money and Banking 3
GBF 101 Principles of Finance 3
GBF 210 Investment Principles 3
GBF 220 Corporate Finance 3
Two Approved Business Electives 6

 

Recommended Electives Include:

GBF 310 Security Analysis
GBF 498 Internship
GBK 101 Principles of Marketing

Management

GBK 101 Principles of Marketing 3
GBM 224 Human Resources Management 3
GBM 320 Entrepreneurship and Management of Small Business 3
Three Approved Business Electives 9

 

Recommended Electives Include:

GBA 209 Financial Statement Analysis
GBF 101 Principles of Finance
GBK 204 Marketing Management
GBM 213 Business Law I
GBM 498 Internship

Marketing

GBK 101 Principles of Marketing I 3
GBK 201 Consumer Behavior 3
GBK 204 Marketing Management 3
Three Approved Business Electives 9

 

Recommended Electives Include:

GBK 202 Marketing Research
GBK 310 Retail Management and Merchandising
GBK 315 Advertising Management
GBK 498 Internship
GBM 320 Entrepreneurship and Management of Small Business

Office Technology

GBM 227 Principles of Office Technology 3
GCO 110 Electronic Document Processing I 4
GCO 111 Electronic Document Processing II 4
Three Approved Business Electives 9

 

 

Recommended Electives Include:

GBA 217 Business Taxes
GBM 213 Business Law I
GBM 224 Human Resource Management
GBM 320 Entrepreneurship and Management of Small Businesses

 

 

Associate In Occupational Studies In Business Management & Administration Information Systems (60 credits)

Students may earn an A.O.S. degree in Business Management and Administration with a concentration in Information Systems on one of three tracks: either Data Communications (LAN or WAN), Programming (Visual Basic, C++/Unix, Java), or Digital Applications.

 

Core Requirements (8 credits):

GLL110/111

GLL 112
Introduction to College Writing
OR
Communication Skills
4
GSM 130/132 College Mathematics/ Workshop 3-4

 

Business/Computer Base (22 credits):

GBM 100 Introduction to American Business 4
GBA 101/103 Principles of Accounting I / Workshop 4
GCO 103

GCO 120
Computer Concepts for Computer Majors
OR
Fundamentals of Computers
4
GCO 138

GCO 139
Computer Theory with Operating System
OR
Survey of PC Applications for Computer Majors
4
GCO 141 Introduction to Programming 3
GCO 498

GCO
Internship
OR
Approved Computer Science Elective
3

 

General Electives (13 credits, except for the Digital Applications Track - see below)

 

Concentration Requirements: (17 credits)

Local Area Network Track

GCO 202 Networking Essentials 3
GCO 234 LAN Applications I 1
GCO 236 LAN Applications II 1
GCO 240 Microcomputer Operating Systems 3
GCO 351 Computer Hardware 3
GCO 354 Local Area Networks Concepts and Software 3
GCO 355 Advanced Local Area Networks Architecture and Software 3

Wide Area Network Track (Cisco)

GCO 125 WAN Lab I 1
GCO 127 WAN Lab II 1
GCO 223 Wide Area Networks I 3
GCO 224 Wide Area Networks II 3
GCO 240 Microcomputer Operating Systems 3
GCO 268 Wide Area Networks III 3
GCO 351 Computer Hardware 3

Visual Basic Track

GCO 270 Visual Basic I/Lab 4
GCO 272 Visual Basic II/Lab 4
GCO 344 Relational Database 3
GCO 366 Projects in Programming 3
GCO 451 Special Topics in Computer Science 3

C++/UNIX Track

GCO 230 C++ Programming Language 3
GCO 264 Data Structures I 3
GCO 245 UNIX Operating System 3
GCO 250 Advanced UNIX Operating System 3
GCO 364 Data Structures II 3
Two approved one-credit lab electives 2

Java Track

GCO 220 Java I/Lab 4
GCO 222 Java II/Lab 4
GCO 344 Relational Database 3
GCO 366 Projects in Programming 3
GCO 451 Special Topics in Computer Science 3

Digital Applications Track (18 credits):

GCO 128 Audio Electronics 3
GCO 149 Acoustics and Sound 3
GCO 154 Audio Processing Devices 3
GCO 153 Electronic Systems 3
GCO 226 Digital Audio Mixing Advanced 3
GCO 227 MIDI Applications, Synthesis and Virtual Synthesis 3

 

General Electives (12 credits)

Recommended electives include:

GCO 123 Basics of Digital Applications 3
GCO 269 Post Production 3
GBM 125 The Music Business 3
GCO 285 The Recording Studio
OR
Other approved elective
3

Associate In Occupational Studies In Desktop Publishing (60 credits)

Core Requirements (12 credits):

GCO 103

GCO 120
Computer Concepts
OR
Fundamentals of Computers
4
GLL 110/111

GLL 112
Introduction to College Writing
OR
Communication Skills
4
GSM 130/132 College Mathematics/Workshop 4

 

Concentration Requirements (32 credits):

GCD 130 Survey of PC Applications 4
GCD 150 Foundations of Design I 3
GCD 155 Foundations of Design II 3
GCD 230 Electronic Desktop Publishing 3
GCD 231 Electronic Desktop Publishing II 3
GCD 235 Computer Graphic Design I 3
GCD 236 Computer Graphic Design II 3
GCD 262 Electronic Desktop Publishing III 3
GCD 263 Web Design I/Lab 4
GCD 290

GCD
Publication Portfolio and Review
OR
Approved Desktop Publishing Elective
3

General Electives (16 credits)

 

 

MINORS

In addition to the majors described in the preceding pages, NYSCAS also offers a number of minors designed for students who wish to enhance their academic experience through more concentrated study in an additional subject area.

Business Communication Minor (21-22 credits)

Required Core (12-13 credits)

GCA 101 Public Speaking 3
GCA 217 Introduction to Public Relation 3
GCA 320 Professional Business Communication 3
GBK 101

GPS 110

GSO 121
Principles of Marketing
OR
General Survey of Psychology
OR
General Survey of Sociology & Anthropology
3

4

4

 

Three electives from the following (9 credits)

GCA 121 Ethics in Communication 3
GCA 168 Mass Media in America 3
GCA 218 Dispute Resolution 3
GCA 219 Non-Profit Communication & Management 3
GCA 220 Communication and Public Policy 3
GCA 222 Customer Service Management Communication 3
GCA 302 Community Journalism 3
GCA 304 Event Planning 3
GCA 305 Intercultural Communications 3
GCA 306 Commercial Advertising I 3
GCA 307 Advanced Commercial Advertising II* 3
GCA 350 Managerial Communication 3

Any other elective approved by the department

*Please note that GCA 306 is a prerequisite for this course.

Finance Minor (18 Credits)

Required Core (15 credits)

GBA 101 Principles of Accounting I 3
GBF 101 Principles of Finance 3
GBF 210 Investment Principles 3
GBF 220 Corporate Finance 3
GBE 101

GBE 102
Principles of Macroeconomics
OR
Principles of Microeconomics
3

 

One elective from the following (3 credits)

GBE 204 Money and Banking 3
GBE 408 International Trade and Monetary Systems 3
GBF 310 Security Analysis 3
GBF 338 International Financial Markets 3
GBF 410 Seminar in Options Trading 3
GBF 437 The International Trading of Commodities 3

 

Comments:

  • Business majors who wish to have a minor in finance must complete an additional four (4) finance courses that are not being used to satisfy any other business requirement.

Marketing/Management Minor (24 Credits)

Required Core (18 credits)

GBE 101

GBE 102
Principles of Macroeconomics
OR
Principles of Microeconomics
3
GBF 101 Principles of Finance 3
GBK 101 Principles of Marketing 3
GBK 204 Marketing Management 3
GBM 101 Principles of Management 3
GSM 140 Statistics 3

 

Two electives from the following (6 credits)

GBK 201 Consumer Behavior 3
GBK 202 Marketing Research 3
GBK 315 Advertising Marketing Management 3
GBK 408 Strategic Marketing Management 3
GBM 202 Organizational Theory and Behavior 3
GBM 224 Human Resource Management 3
GBM 310 Multinational Business Management 3
GBM 320 Entrepreneurship and Management of Small Business 3

 

Comments:

  • Not open to students who major in any of the business-related disciplines
  • At least six of the eight courses for the minor must be taken at Touro College.
  • Courses for the minor may not be double-counted or used to satisfy other requirements. Exceptions are Economics (GBE 101 or GBE 102) and Statistics (GSM 140), which may be used to help satisfy the Associate's or Baccalaureate Core.

Childhood Education Minor (18 credits)

Required Core (12 credits)

GCO 122 Computer Literacy & Information Retrieval 3
GED 201 Psychosocial Foundations of Growth, Development and Learning 3
GED 301 Teaching Reading & the Language Arts 3
GED 304 Math, Science & Technology: Teaching & Remediation 3

 

Two of the following (6 credits)

EdSE 600 History and Philosophy of Education and Special Education* 3
GED 302 Remediation of Reading Disabilities 3
GED 303 Teaching the Social Studies Spectrum Subjects 3
GED 306 Teaching the Arts & Physical Education 3
SpEd 309 Principles of Curriculum Development for Students with Disabilities, Grades 1-6 3
SpEd 310 Principles of Classroom Management for Students with Disabilities, Grades 1-6 3

*Students must have upper division status and Education Department approval before registering for this course

 

Comments:

  • Childhood covers children in grades one to six.
  • This minor is open to all students.

Early Childhood Education Minor (18 credits)

Required Core (12 credits)

GED 201 Psychosocial Foundations of Growth, Development and Learning 3
GED 311 Principles of Early Childhood Education 3
GED 317 Language Acquisition & Emergent Literacy II: K-Grade 2 3
GCO 122 Computer Literacy & Information Retrieval 3

 

Two of the following:

EdSE 600 History and Philosophy of Education and Special Education* 3
GED 209 Foundations of Parenting 3
GED 312 Methods of Early Childhood Education 3
GED 316 Language Acquisition & Emergent Literacy I: Birth-PreK 3
SpEd 313 Developmentally Appropriate Learning Experiences for Young Exceptional Children 3
SpEd 314 Addressing Challenging Behaviors of Young Exceptional Children 3

 

*Students must have upper division status and Education Department approval before registering

Comments:

  • Early Childhood covers ages/grades birth to grade two.
  • This minor is open to all students.

Psychology Minor (19 credits)

Required Courses (7 credits)

GPS 110 General Survey of Psychology 4
GPS 301

GPS 351
Experimental Psychology*
OR
Biological Psychology*
3

 

Four electives from the following (12 credits)

GPS 201 Developmental Psychology 3
GPS 221 Industrial Psychology 3
GPS 231 Psychological Testing 3
GPS 301 Experimental Psychology* 3
GPS 320 Drugs and Behavior 3
GPS 325 Psychology of Minority Families 3
GPS 330 Psychology of Minority Women 3
GPS 335 Abnormal Psychology 3
GPS 345 Health Psychology 3
GPS 351 Biological Psychology 3
GPS 401 Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3
GPS 420 Eating Disorders 3

 

Any other Psychology course approved by the Department Chair

*Biological Psychology and Experimental Psychology may be offered with a lab for four credits

 

Comments:

  • Four of the six courses in the minor must be taken at Touro College.
  • This minor is not open to Psychology or Social Science majors.
  • Courses used for the minor may not be used to satisfy other college requirements.

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