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Career Prep Program Descriptions

ADVERTISING AND DESIGN - 12 CREDITS

The Advertising and Design program prepares students for positions as designers, graphic communicators, and assistant art directors. These positions are most often found in advertising agencies, design firms, corporate communication departments, interactive multimedia studios, and the television industry. It also prepares students for advanced study in graphic design, advertising design, web design, or visual communication.

  • ART 102 Basic Drawing – 3 CREDITS
  • ART 105 Two Dimensional Design – 3 CREDITS
  • ADV 110 Typography I: Basics of Graphic Design – 3 CREDITS
  • DMA 105 Introduction to Computer Art – 3 CREDITS

BUSINESS STUDIES – 12 CREDITS

This program is designed for the student who plans to earn a business-related degree at a four-year college or university.

  • IST 101 – Computer Concepts with Applications – 3 CREDITS
  • CMN 111 – Speech: Human Communication – 3 CREDITS
  • ECO 103 – Basic Economics – 3 CREDITS
  • BUS 209 – Business Letter/Report Writing – 3 CREDITS

COMMUNICATION - 12 CREDITS 

The Communication program prepares students to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program. Designed to explore both theory and the development of practical skills, the core curriculum includes courses in oral communication, mass media, and media ethics. The General Communication concentration is designed to provide experience in a variety of areas associated with communication careers. Students then select from one of four concentrations to complete their degree.

  • CMN 101 Mass Media – 3 CREDITS
  • CMN 102 Media Issues & Ethics – 3 CREDITS
  • CMN 111 Speech: Human Communication – 3 CREDITS
  • CMN 151 Introduction to Radio – 3 CREDITS

CRIMINAL JUSTICE – 12 CREDITS

This program is designed for students interested in a career in the field of law enforcement or those preparing for advanced study in law, criminology, social welfare or criminal justice. 

  • CRJ 101 – Introduction to the Criminal Justice System – 3 CREDITS
  • CRJ 103 – Introduction to Corrections – 3 CREDITS
  • CRJ 105 – Criminology – 3 CREDITS
  • CRJ 212 – Juvenile Justice – 3 CREDITS

CULINARY & PASTRY ARTS – 12 CREDITS

This program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to jump-start their career in the food service industry as a professional chef or pastry chef.  

  • HOS 100 – Hospitality Success Skills – 1 CREDIT
  • HOS 101 – Food Preparation I – 3 CREDITS
  • HOS 115 – Food and Culture – 3 CREDITS
  • HOS 118 – Sanitation and Safety in Food Service Operations – 2 CREDITS
  • HOS 217 – Professional Baking I – 3 CREDITS

DANCE – 12 CREDITS

This program offers an intensive study of jazz, ballet and modern technique.  Students also receive training in choreography and perform in student-driven projects as well as the Mercer Dance Ensemble (MDE), Mercer County’s own dance company.

  • DAN 101 – Introduction to Dance and Culture – 3 CREDITS
  • DAN 116 – Studio Dance Technique I – 3 CREDITS
  • DAN 117 – Studio Dance Technique II – 3 CREDITS
  • DAN 120 – Choreography I – 3 CREDITS

ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY: MUSIC TECHNOLOGY - 12 CREDITS 

The Entertainment Technology program prepares students for careers in the entertainment industry. The Music Technology concentration integrates music theory and performance with a comprehensive array of technical and business skills that enable the graduate to pursue a variety of career tracks in the music industry such as record producer, recording engineer, remix engineer, sound technician for live shows and concerts, as well as careers in the field of film scoring and film music editing.

  • ETT 102 Introduction to Entertainment Industry – 3 CREDITS
  • MUS 103 Introduction to Music – 3 CREDITS
  • CMN 111 Speech: Human Communication - 3 CREDITS
  • CMN 153 Digital Audio Production I – 3 CREDITS

ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY: TECHNICAL THEATER - 12 CREDITS

The Entertainment Technology program prepares students for careers in the entertainment industry.  The Technical Theatre concentration prepares graduates for careers as lighting and sound technicians, technical managers, equipment marketing representatives, and technical personnel for distributors and rental houses.

  • ETT 102 Introduction to Entertainment Industry – 3 CREDITS
  • THR 101 Introduction to Theater – 3 CREDITS
  • THR 152 Lighting Technology (Prerequisite: ETT 102) – 3 CREDITS
  • CMN 153 Digital Audio Production 1 – 3 CREDITS

EXERCISE SCIENCE – 11 CREDITS

This program provides the opportunity for students to acquire the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to enter the continually evolving field of exercise science and to transfer into related baccalaureate programs. 

  • HPE 101 – Basic Concepts of Nutrition – 3 CREDITS
  • HPE 105 – First Aid, CPR, and AED – 3 CREDITS
  • HPE 110 – Concepts of Health and Fitness – 2 CREDITS
  • HPE 151 – Introduction to Exercise Science – 1 CREDIT
  • HPE 163 – Team Sport Management – 2 CREDITS

FASHION/APPAREL DESIGN - 12 CREDITS

The Fashion/Apparel Design program is highly interdisciplinary, providing a strong foundation in art, design, and technical studies while developing a perspective on both the creative and business aspects of the industry. The program also prepares students for advanced study at four-year colleges by paralleling the first two years of course requirements at several institutions. While the design sequence emphasizes core creative art skills, technical training focuses on computer applications used in the industry and sewing labs structured to mirror those of actual fashion/ apparel studios.

  • FAS 150 Technical Skills for Apparel Production I – 3 CREDITS
  • FAS 105 Fashion: The Global Market Place (Kerney Campus) – 3 CREDITS
  • FAS 250 Technical Skills for Apparel Production II – 3 CREDITS
  • FAS 120 Introduction to Fashion Design I – 3 CREDITS

FASHION MERCHANDISING - 12 CREDITS 

The Fashion Merchandising program prepares students for careers in fashion/apparel sales, marketing, buying, and merchandising. The program also prepares students for advanced study in business or marketing in a fashion/apparel-related program. The MCCC Fashion Merchandising curriculum parallels the first two years of education at a majority of undergraduate universities and art colleges, with an emphasis on career training for gainful employment.

  • FAS 130 Introduction to Textiles for Fashion (Kerney Campus)  – 3 CREDITS
  • FAS 105 Fashion: The Global Market Place (Kerney Campus) – 3 CREDITS
  • CMN 112 Public Speaking – 3 CREDITS
  • MKT 101 Principles of Marketing – 3 CREDITS

FIRE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY – 12 CREDITS

LOCATED AT DEMPSTER FIRE TRAINING CENTER

This program provides students with skills and knowledge to become candidates for entry and/or advancement as professional and volunteer fire personnel.

  • FIR 101 – Introduction to Fire Science – 3 CREDITS
  • FIR 104 – Building Construction – 3 CREDITS
  • FIR 204 – Fire Fighting Tactics – 3 CREDITS
  • FIR 205 – Fire Department Organization – 3 CREDITS

GAMING - 12 CREDITS 

The Gaming program prepares students for careers in the video game software industry, a relatively new and rapidly expanding industry. The New York City / northern New Jersey metro region is one of the ten largest in the country for video game design and development. Game Design is a highly interdisciplinary field drawing from a number of diverse areas such as art, writing, sound design, sociology, anthropology, computer technology, and programming. The computer is the primary tool of expression in the program; however, emphasis is placed on the development of creative thinking as well as art and design skills.

  • ART 102 Basic Drawing – 3 CREDITS
  • ART 105 Two Dimensional Design – 3 CREDITS
  • DMA 105 Introduction to Computer Art – 3 CREDITS
  • GAM 120 Game Theory and Culture – 3 CREDITS

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT – 12 CREDITS

This program prepares students for employment in various entry-level management careers in the food service and lodging industries. 

  • HOS 100 – Hospitality Success Skills – 1 CREDIT
  • HOS 101 – Food Preparation I – 3 CREDITS
  • HOS 115 – Food and Culture – 3 CREDITS
  • HOS 118 – Sanitation and Safety in Food Service Operations – 2 CREDITS
  • HOS 104 – Hotel Management/Lodging Operations I – 3 CREDITS

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY – 12 CREDITS

This program prepares students for work in the Information Technology field.  Students may pursue entry-level jobs such as network technician, network administrator, help desk specialist, customer service representative and/or any computer support specialist position.

  • NET 102 – Introduction to PC Hardware & Software – 3 CREDITS
  • NET 103 – IT Essentials – 3 CREDITS
  • NET 104 – Fundamentals of Computer Networks – 3 CREDITS
  • NET 130 – Routing & Switching Essentials – 3 CREDITS

NEW MEDIA AND JOURNALISM - 12 CREDITS 

The New Media program prepares students for the rapidly developing field that combines traditional media such as photography, film, music, and spoken and written word with the interactive power of computer and communications technology. Students who have traditionally pursued courses of study in journalism, public relations, advertising, and communications will find that this program substantially prepares them to enter the work force or transfer to communications programs at four-year universities.

  • PHO 103 Introduction to Digital Photography – 3 CREDITS
  • CMN 131 Journalism I – 3 CREDITS
  • CMN 146 Social Media Technologies – 3 CREDITS
  • CMN 231 Journalism II – 3 CREDITS

 


PHOTOGRAPHY - 12 CREDITS 

The Photography and Digital Imaging program provides graduates with entry-level employment skills in the rapidly changing professional photography field. The program includes foundation courses in basic photography, digital photography, digital imaging, studio and documentary photography. (*)There is a $150 fee for photo supplies.

  • PHO 103 - Introduction to Digital Photography - 3 CREDITS
  • PHO 101 - Black and White Film Photography - 3 CREDITS
  • PHO 203 - Digital Photography - 3 CREDITS
  • PHO 251 - Documentary Photography - 3 CREDITS

PRE-ENGINEERING – 13 CREDITS

This program offers high school students the opportunity to study pre-engineering as it relates to structural and civil engineering skills.  All students must have taken High School Physics to be accepted to the program.

  • CIV 103 – Statics – 3 CREDITS
  • CIV 227 - Structural Steel Design – 3 CREDITS
  • CIV 228 - Reinforced Concrete Design – 3 CREDITS
  • CIV 230 - Mechanics of Solids – 4 CREDITS

 


RADIO AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION – 12 CREDITS

This program provides practical hands-on work with state-of-the-art production studio equipment.  In addition, the program emphasizes and develops communication skills. 

  • CMN 141 – Introduction to TV Production – 3 CREDITS
  • CMN 142 - Intermediate TV Production – 3 CREDITS
  • CMN 151 – Introduction to Radio – 3 CREDITS
  • CMN 153 – Digital Audio Production – 3 CREDITS

THEATRE – 12 CREDITS

The Theatre program combines intensive classroom study and performance to challenge the serious student who aspires to a career in the entertainment industry. 

  • THR 101 – Introduction to Theatre – 3 CREDITS
  • THR 104 – Fundamentals of Acting – 3 CREDITS
  • THR 105 – Acting II: Principles of Characterization – 3 CREDITS
  • THR 210 – Theatre History: Classical to Elizabethan – 3 CREDITS

VISUAL ARTS - 12 CREDITS  

The Visual Arts program provides students with an understanding of the arts of both western and non-western societies, including so-called primitive cultures.  There is an emphasis on drawing, painting, and printmaking courses, develops students’ technical skills and personal expression, and provides a deeper knowledge and appreciation of art history.

  • ART 102 Basic Drawing (Kerney Campus) – 3 CREDITS
  • ART 104 Life Drawing – 3 CREDITS
  • ART 105 Two-Dimensional Design – 3 CREDITS
  • ART 121 History of Art I – 3 CREDITS

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HIB Contacts

To report an incident of Harrassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB), please contact a specialist below.

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Anne Benoit

ABenoit@mcts.edu or 609-586-5144, Ext. 2146

 

Back-Up Coordinator

David Lugo

DLugo@mcts.edu or 609-737-9785, Ext. 4012

 

District Specialist

Dana HiceDePugh

DHicedepugh@mcts.edu or 609-570-3400

 

Adult Evening School Specialist

Mary Smith-Jones

MSmith-Jones@mcts.edu or 609-586-5146

 

Assunpink Center Specialist

Megan Ferdetta

MFerdetta@mcts.edu or 609-586-5144, Ext. 2140

 

Health Careers Center Specialist

Sharon Nemeth

SNemeth@mcts.edu or 609-586-5144

Kelly Pike

KPike@mcts.edu or 609-587-7640

 

STEM Academy/Career Prep Specialist

Marcie Tandy

MTandy@mcts.edu or 609-570-3406

 

Sypek Center Specialist

Lance Simek

LSimek@mcts.edu or 609-737-9785, Ext. 4140

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