Monday, June 13, 2011


A Lentini-Ratkowski production with help from the Center for Architecture and the students of New Design High School.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Rising Seniors Class of 2012

RISING seniors of the Class of 2012 that are interested in pushing themselves to the NEXT LEVEL - check out these COLLEGE NOW courses that are offered next semester, Fall of 2011 at BMCC! Classes will be held on Saturday and totally FREE tuition to NDHS students. Limited seats are available, see Sarah for more details. You must register before the end of SUMMER 2011!

College Now Courses - Fall 2011

Fundamentals of Speech SPE 100, 3 credits
The aim of this course is to develop effective skills in speech communication. The student examines how to generate topics and organize ideas, masters elements of audience psychology, and practices techniques of speech presentation in a public forum. All elements of speech production and presentation are considered.

General Psychology PSY 100, 3 credits
This course stresses adaptive human behavior in relation to the environment. Topics considered include: origins and methods of psychology, neuropsychological bases of behavior, maturation, motivation, emotion, learning frustration and conflict.

Introduction to Sociology SOC 100, 3 credits
This course analyzes the structure, processes and products associated with group living. Attention is focused on the concepts of social organization, culture, groups, stratification, major social institutions and significant trends in group living.

Introduction to Video Technology VAT 100, 2 credits
This course explains how video technology works. It covers the fundamentals of contemporary media technology including understanding video image formation, data compression, picture and sound generation and manipulation, and the impact of new technologies, such as HD-TV and P2P. Lab exercises introduce students to the operations of cameras, video-recording systems, microphones, and the uses of SMPTE Time Code. Students also examine systems for delivering media to the viewer, including webcast, broadcast, and satellite and cable distribution.

Introduction to Multimedia MMP 100, 3 credits (2hours 2 lab hours)
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of multimedia production. In a hands-on class, students will learn the essentials of program design and authoring software in an integrated computer environment. Students will learn how to combine graphics, audio and text to create programs for industrial and educational applications.

Introduction to Computer and Information Security CIS 115 (Fridays afternoon only), 3 credits
This course provides an introduction to computer and information security. The significance of information integrity, availability and confidentiality are presented to demonstrate the importance of computer and information security. Students will gain practical skills on how to recognize threats and correct vulnerabilities. Techniques of detection, prevention and recovery from intrusions by malicious software will be taught with emphasis on concepts of organizational security through the institution of policies and procedures, and establishment of business and continuity planning.

Accounting Principles I ACC 122, 4 Credits
The course covers the fundamental principles of accounting and the practical use of accounting tools and techniques. Topics covered include the definition and scope of accounting, accounting records and processes, books of original and subsequent entry, work sheets, adjusting and closing entries, accounting for cash, accounting for negotiable instruments, and accounting for plant assets. An investigation is made of accounting for service businesses and trading concerns.

Introduction to Business BUS 104, 3 credits
Business and industry in the United States are surveyed broadly in this course. Emphasis is placed on the historical development, objectives, methods of operation, and the interrelationships of management, labor and government. Included is the study of new developments and trends in business administration and the problems they engender in the total management process.

Elements of Engineering Design ESC 111, 1 credit
This course provides an introduction to engineering practice through hands-on investigations, computer applications, and design projects in the fields of structures and robotics. All investigations and design projects are performed in groups and presented in oral and /or written form. Computers are used for documentation, data analysis and robot control.

General Chemistry CHE 110, 4 Credits
This course is designed specifically for the non-science major and should only be taken by students in non-science disciplines: liberal arts, business, etc. It explores the world of atoms and molecules and relates this submicroscope world to the daily life of the student. Topics to be discussed include plastics, foods, the environment, genetics and drugs.

John Lennon Bus Project