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    There are 17 majors and 1 certificate program in Health, Mathematics and Science offered at LaGuardia Community College. These degrees combine core requirements, concentrated coursework, and hands-on experience to maximize your learning. There is also a Liberal Arts: Math and Science Option for students with interest in more than one major.

    With 11 of the premier Allied Health programs in New York, our students pass statewide licensing exams at one of the highest rates in the nation, and often receive multiple employment and transfer offers upon graduation.

    Note: Due to the high volume of applicants, majors highlighted or marked with * have limited student capacity for their mandatory clinical lab phase. Students are unable to apply for candidacy to take clinical lab courses unless they meet all the requirements for their specific major’s pre-clinical courses.

    Please review the candidacy guidelines for these majors.

    LaGuardia graduates who have planned their education carefully can often transfer to four-year institutions as juniors. Meet regularly with a LaGuardia academic advisor and visit the Office of Transfer Services to plan for your graduation and transfer.

    To view the full graduation requirements for each major, click the links below.

  •  Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (AAS)

    EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - PARAMEDIC (AAS)

    Program Director:

    Christine Alvarez
    (718) 482-5768
    christinea@lagcc.cuny.edu

     

    COURSE NAME   CREDITS 
       
    Counseling   
        New Student Seminar 0
       
    English: 6 credits   
        Composition I: ENC/ENG 101 3
        Writing through Literature: ENG 102  3
       
    Humanities/English: 3 credits   
        Liberal Arts Elective1  3
       
    Math, Engineering & Computer Science: 3 credits   
        Elementary Statistics I: MAT 120 3
       
    Social Science: 3 credits    
        Introduction to Sociology: SSS 100 3
       
    Natural Sciences: 8 credits   
        Human Anatomy & Physiology I: SCB 203 4
        Human Anatomy & Physiology II: SCB 204 4
       
    Paramedic Component: 36 credits    
        Emergency Medical Technician-Basics: SCE 100 6
        Paramedic I: SCE 230 12
        Paramedic II: SCE 231 3
        Paramedic III: SCE 232 12
        Paramedic IV: SCE 233 3
       
    Unrestricted Elective: 1 credit1   
       
    Total Credits:  60 
       
    1 One elective must be an Urban Study course.  If the student chooses to apply the credits in the Humanities/English requirement the course code must begin with HUN or ENN (EXCLUDING: HUN 245).  


     Liberal Arts: Mathematics & Science (AS)

    LIBERAL ARTS: MATHEMATICS & SCIENCE (AS)

    Curriculum – Pathways General Education Requirements 
    If you’ve attended LaGuardia prior to the Fall 2013 semester and you’ve opted in to Pathways or changed your major, or if you’re a newly accepted freshman, new transfer student or re-admitted student for the Fall 2013 semester, click here. 
     
    Curriculum – Prior to Fall 2013  
    If you've attended LaGuardia prior to the Fall 2013 semester and you have not opted in to Pathways, refer to this table:

    Program Director:

     

    Ann Feibel
    (718) 482-5642
    afeibel@lagcc.cuny.edu 


    COURSE NAME   CREDITS 
       
    Counseling   
        New Student Seminar 0
       
    English: 8 credits   
        Composition I: ENC/ENG 101 3
        Writing through Literature: ENG 102  3
        Preparing & Writing the Research Paper: ENG 103 2
       
    Humanities: 3 credits   
        Liberal Arts Elective1  3
       
    English/Humanities: 3 credits   
        Liberal Arts Elective1  3
       
    Liberal Arts: 4 credits   
        Integrated Seminar: Liberal Arts Cluster: LIB 110*2  1
        Humanism, Science & Technology: LIB 200 3
       
    Social Sciences: 9 credits   
        Liberal Arts Elective1  3
        Select one of the following courses:  3
        Introduction to Anthropology: SSA 100  
        Cultural Anthropology: SSA 101  
        Introduction to Microeconomics: SSE 103  
        Introduction to Macroeconomics: SSE 104  
        Political Ideas and Ideologies: SSP 250  
        U.S. Power & Politics: SSP 101  
        Introduction to Sociology: SSS 100  
        General Psychology: SSY 101  
        Select one of the following courses:  3
        Themes in American History to 1865: SSH 101  
        Themes in American History since 1865: SSH 102  
        Western Civilization-Ancient Times to Renaissance: SSH 103  
        Western Civilization-Renaissance to Modern Times: SSH 104  
        World History from Ancient Times to 1500: SSH 105  
        World History from 1500 to the Present: SSH 106  
        East Asia Civilization and Societies: SSH 110  
        Afro-American History: SSH 231  
        Survey of Latin America and Caribbean History: SSH 232  
       
    Math, Engineering & Computer Science/Natural Science: 24 credits   
    At least one math course numbered MAT 115 or higher and one laboratory science course must be included.  Students may follow one of the suggested patterns below:   
        Biology   
        Fundamentals of Biology I: SCB 201  
        Fundamentals of Biology II: SCB 202  
        General Chemistry I: SCC 201  
        General Chemistry II: SCC 202  
        Electives from Natural Sciences**   
        Precalculus: MAT 200  
        Chemistry      
        General Chemistry I: SCC 201      
        General Chemistry II: SCC 202  
        Organic Chemistry I: SCC 251  
        Organic Chemistry II: SCC 252  
        Calculus I: MAT 201  
        Calculus II: MAT 202  
        Electives from Natural Sciences or Mathematics**   
    (For Natural Sciences, select only course designations beginning with SCB, SCC, or SCP.)   
        Mathematics   
        College Algebra and Trigonometry: MAT 115***   
        Precalculus: MAT 200 if needed  
        Calculus I: MAT 201  
        Calculus II: MAT 202  
        Calculus III: MAT 203  
        Select 5-12 credits from the following courses:   
        Elementary Statistics I: MAT 120  
        Elementary Statistics II: MAT 121  
        Linear Algebra: MAT 210  
        Introduction to Discrete Mathematical Structures: MAT 230  
        Elementary Differential Equations: MAT 204  
        Introduction to Probability: MAT 221  
        Engineering Laboratory I: MAE 101  
        Engineering Laboratory II: MAE 103  
        General Physics I: SCP 231  
        General Physics II: SCP 232  
        General Chemistry I: SCC 201  
        General Chemistry II: SCC 202  
       
    Cooperative Education: 6 credits   
        Fundamentals of Professional Advancement: CEP 121 3
        Full-Time Internship: CEP 201 3
    (Both Day and Extended Day students are required to take CEP 121.  Extended Day students may take CEP 201 or an unrestricted elective course.)   
       
    Unrestricted Elective: 3 credits1   
       
    *Introductory Cluster Requirement   
    An introductory cluster containing four courses with an Integrated Seminar (LIB 110, one credit) is required for all DAY students; students must take the Cluster during 12-week session when they take ENG 101.  Extended Day students and students who change to Liberal Arts major after completing ENG 101 may substitute a Liberal Arts elective.  
       
    Total Credits:  60 
       
    ** To be chosen by the student in consultation with a faculty advisor.  
    *** MAT 115 is a prerequisite for MAT 200.  
    1 One of your elective courses in the categories above must be an Urban Study course.  NOTE: BTN 195, SCN 195 & HUN 245 are non-liberal arts Urban Study courses, and, if chosen, will only apply to the Unrestricted Elective category (all other Urban Study courses will satisfy the requirements of the 1 categories above)  
    2 If LIB 110 is not taken as part of the English cluster requirement, students may substitute any Liberal Arts elective credit (e.g., he/she may take LRC103 or may use a liberal arts credit that was transferred in--or taken--that is "not counted" towards the degree).  Note: The LIB110 box on DegreeWorks will never be checked off, but the Registrar's Office will automatically substitute the one liberal arts credit when evaluating the student's transcript for graduation.  Students do not need a waiver.  


     Biology (AS)

    BIOLOGY (AS)

    Curriculum – Pathways General Education Requirements 
    If you’ve attended LaGuardia prior to the Fall 2013 semester and you’ve opted in to Pathways or changed your major, or if you’re a newly accepted freshman, new transfer student or re-admitted student for the Fall 2013 semester, click here. 
      
    Curriculum – Prior to Fall 2013  
    If you've attended LaGuardia prior to the Fall 2013 semester and you have not opted in to Pathways, refer to this table:
     

    Program Director:

    Thomas Onorato
    (718) 482-5763
    tonorato@lagcc.cuny.edu

     

    COURSE NAME   CREDITS 
       
    Counseling   
        New Student Seminar 0
       
    English: 6 credits   
        Composition I: ENC/ENG 101 3
        Writing through Literature: ENG 102  3
       
    Humanities: 3 credits   
        Critical Thinking: HUP 102 3
       
    Social Science: 3 credits   
        Cultural Anthropology: SSA 101 3
       
    Math, Engineering & Computer Science: 7 credits   
        College Algebra and Trigonometry: MAT 115 3
        Precalculus: MAT 200 4
       
    Cooperative Education: 6 credits   
        Fundamentals of Professional Advancement: CEP 121 3
        Full-Time Internship: CEP 201  
    (Both Day and Extended Day students are required to take CEP 121.  Extended Day students may take CEP 201 or an unrestriced elective course.)   
       
    Health Sciences: 3 credits   
        AIDS in New York City: SCN 194*  3
       
    Natural Sciences: 32 credits   
        Fundamentals of Biology I: SCB 201 4
        Fundamentals of Biology II: SCB 202 4
        General Chemistry I: SCC 201 4
        General Chemistry II: SCC 202 4
        Organic Chemistry I: SCC 251 5
        Organic Chemistry II: SCC 252 5
        Cell Biology: SCB 255 4
        Fundamentals of Biotechniques: SCB 252 2
       
    * Fulfills Urban Study requirement.  
    NOTE: Approval by the Program Coordinator or the Departmental Chairperson is required for students changing their major to Biology.  
       
    Total Credits:  60 


     Environmental Science

    ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (AS)

    Curriculum – Pathways General Education Requirements 
    If you’ve attended LaGuardia prior to the Fall 2013 semester and you’ve opted in to Pathways or changed your major, or if you’re a newly accepted freshman, new transfer student or re-admitted student for the Fall 2013 semester, click here. 
     
    Curriculum – Prior to Fall 2013 
    If you've attended LaGuardia prior to the Fall 2013 semester and you have not opted in to Pathways, refer to this table:
     

    Program Director:

    Holly Porter‑Morgan
    (718) 482-6181
    hporter-morgan@lagcc.cuny.edu

     

    COURSE NAME   CREDITS 
       
    Counseling   
        New Student Seminar 0
       
    English: 6 credits   
        Composition I: ENC/ENG 101 3
        Writing through Literature: ENG 102  3
       
    Humanities: 3 credits   
        Environmental Ethics: HUP 108 3
       
    Social Science: 6 credits   
        Introduction to Macroeconomics: SSE 104 3
        Environmental Sociology: SSN 202     3
       
    Math, Engineering & Computer Science: 7 credits   
        Elementary Statistics: MAT 120 (integrated with GIS) 3
        Precalculus: MAT 200 4
       
    Cooperative Education: 6 credits   
        Fundamentals of Professional Advancement: CEP 121 3
        Full-Time Internship: CEP 201 3
    (Both Day and Extended Day students are required to take CEP 121.  Extended Day students may take CEP 201 or an unrestriced elective course.)   
       
    Natural Sciences: 32 credits   
        Fundamentals of Biology I: SCB 201 4
        Fundamentals of Biology II: SCB 202 4
        General Microbiology: SCB 260 4
        General Chemistry I: SCC 201 4
        General Chemistry II: SCC 202 4
        Geographic Information Systems: SCG 150 4
        Fundamentals of Ecology: SCB 265 4
        Environmental Science: SCG 250 4
       
    Total Credits:  60 


     Engineering Science: Civil Engineering (AS)

    ENGINEERING SCIENCE: CIVIL ENGINEERING (AS)

    Curriculum – Pathways General Education Requirements 
    If you’ve attended LaGuardia prior to the Fall 2013 semester and you’ve opted in to Pathways or changed your major, or if you’re a newly accepted freshman, new transfer student or re-admitted student for the Fall 2013 semester, click here. 
     
    Curriculum – Prior to Fall 2013  
    If you've attended LaGuardia prior to the Fall 2013 semester and you have not opted in to Pathways, refer to this table:
     
    Program Director: 

    Dr. Yves Ngabonziza
    (718) 482-6178
    yngabonziza@lagcc.cuny.edu

     

    COURSE NAME   CREDITS 
       
    Counseling   
        New Student Seminar 0
       
    English: 6 credits   
        Composition I: ENC/ENG 101 3
        Select one of the following courses:  3
        Journalism: Its Scope and Use: ENG 210  
        Humor in Literature: ENG 256  
       
    Humanities: 6 credits   
        Introduction to Art: HUA 101 3
        Introduction to Music: HUM 101 3
       
    Social Science: 3 credits   
        Urban Sociology: SSN 187 3
    (The pre-requisite SSS 100 is waived for students in Engineering Science Programs.)   
       
    Natural Sciences: 16 credits   
        General Chemistry I: SCC 201 4
        General Chemistry II: SCC 202 4
        General Physics I: SCP 231 4
        General Physics II: SCP 232 4
       
    Math, Engineering & Computer Science: 19 credits   
        Calculus I: MAT 201*  4
        Calculus II: MAT 202 4
        Calculus III: MAT 203**  4
        Differential Equations: MAT 204 4
        Linear Algebra: MAT 210**  3
       
    Specific Program Requirements: 12 credits   
        Co-op Prep for Engineering Science: CPP024 0
        Engineering Lab I/Internship I: MAE 101 1
        Engineering Lab II/Internship II: MAE 103 2
        C/C++ Programming: MAC 125*  3
        Electrical Circuits: MAE 213 3
        Thermodynamics I: MAE 219  3
       
    Total Credits:  62 
       
    * Students who do not complete the two-year program must pass both MAT 201 and MAC 125 to satisfy CSC 10200 (Introduction to Computing) at CCNY.  
    ** Students who do not complete the two-year program must pass (C-) both MAT 203 and MAT 210 to Math 39200 (Linear Algebra and Vector Analysis) at CCNY.   


     Engineering Science: Electrical Engineering (AS)

    ENGINEERING SCIENCE: ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (AS)

    Curriculum – Pathways General Education Requirements 
    If you’ve attended LaGuardia prior to the Fall 2013 semester and you’ve opted in to Pathways or changed your major, or if you’re a newly accepted freshman, new transfer student or re-admitted student for the Fall 2013 semester, click here. 
     
    Curriculum – Prior to Fall 2013 
    If you've attended LaGuardia prior to the Fall 2013 semester and you have not opted in to Pathways, refer to this table:
     
    Program Director: 

    Dr. Yves Ngabonziza
    (718) 482-6178
    yngabonziza@lagcc.cuny.edu

     

    COURSE NAME   CREDITS 
       
    Counseling   
        New Student Seminar 0
       
    English: 6 credits   
        Composition I: ENC/ENG 101 3
        Select one of the following courses:  3
        Journalism: Its Scope and Use: ENG 210  
        Humor in Literature: ENG 256  
       
    Humanities: 6 credits   
        Introduction to Art: HUA 101 3
        Introduction to Music: HUM 101 3
       
    Social Science: 3 credits   
        Urban Sociology: SSN 187 3
    (The pre-requisite SSS 100 is waived for students in Engineering Science Programs.)   
       
    Natural Sciences: 12 credits   
        General Chemistry I: SCC 201 4
        General Physics I: SCP 231 4
        General Physics II: SCP 232 4
       
    Math, Engineering & Computer Science: 23 credits   
        Calculus I: MAT 201*  4
        Calculus II: MAT 202 4
        Calculus III: MAT 203**  4
        Differential Equations: MAT 204 4
        Linear Algebra: MAT 210**  3
        Introduction to Probability: MAT 221 4
       
    Specific Program Requirements: 12 credits   
        Co-op Prep for Engineering Science: CPP 024 0
        Engineering Lab I/Internship I: MAE 101 1
        Engineering Lab II/Internship II: MAE 103 2
        C/C++ Programming: MAC 125*  3
        Electrical Circuits: MAE 213 3
        Thermodynamics I: MAE 219  3
       
    Total Credits:  62 
       
    * Students who do not complete the two-year program must pass both MAT 201 and MAC 125 to satisfy CSC 10200 (Introduction to Computing) at CCNY.  
    ** Students who do not complete the two-year program must pass (C-) both MAT 203 and MAT 210 to Math 39200 (Linear Algebra and Vector Analysis) at CCNY.  


     Engineering Science: Mechanical Engineering (AS)

    ENGINEERING SCIENCE: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (AS)

    Curriculum – Pathways General Education Requirements 
    If you’ve attended LaGuardia prior to the Fall 2013 semester and you’ve opted in to Pathways or changed your major, or if you’re a newly accepted freshman, new transfer student or re-admitted student for the Fall 2013 semester, click here. 
     
    Curriculum – Prior to Fall 2013 
    If you've attended LaGuardia prior to the Fall 2013 semester and you have not opted in to Pathways, refer to this table:
     
    Program Director: 

    Dr. Yves Ngabonziza
    (718) 482-6178
    yngabonziza@lagcc.cuny.edu

     

    COURSE NAME   CREDITS 
       
    Counseling   
        New Student Seminar 0
       
    English: 6 credits   
        Composition I: ENC/ENG 101 3
        Select one of the following courses:  3
        Journalism: Its Scope and Use: ENG 210  
        Humor in Literature: ENG 256  
       
    Humanities: 6 credits   
        Introduction to Art: HUA 101 3
        Introduction to Music: HUM 101 3
       
    Social Science: 3 credits   
        Urban Sociology: SSN 187 3
    (The pre-requisite SSS 100 is waived for students in Engineering Science Programs.)   
       
    Natural Sciences: 16 credits   
        General Chemistry I: SCC 201 4
        General Chemistry II: SCC 202*  4
        General Physics I: SCP 231 4
        General Physics II: SCP 232 4
       
    Math, Engineering & Computer Science: 19 credits   
        Calculus I: MAT 201**  4
        Calculus II: MAT 202 4
        Calculus III: MAT 203***  4
        Differential Equations: MAT 204 4
        Linear Algebra: MAT 210***  3
       
    Specific Program Requirements: 13 credits   
        Co-op Prep for Engineering Science 0
        Engineering Lab I/Internship I: MAE 101 1
        Engineering Mechanics: Statics: MAE 211 3
        C/C++ Programming: MAC 125**  3
        Electrical Circuits: MAE 213 3
        Thermodynamics I: MAE 219  3
       
    Total Credits:  63 
       
    * SCC 202 at LaGuardia will count as CHEM 10400 (General Chemistry II), an EE Science elective at CCNY.  
    ** Students who do not complete the two-year program must pass both MAT 201 and MAC 125 to satisfy CSC 10200 (Introduction to Computing) at CCNY.  
    *** Students who do not complete the two-year program must pass (C-) both MAT 203 and MAT 210 to Math 39200 (Linear Algebra and Vector Analysis) at CCNY.  


     Dietetic Technician (AAS)

    DIETETIC TECHNICIAN (AAS)

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     Foodservice Management AAS

    FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT (AAS)

    For more information click here to visit our website.


     Human Services: Gerontology (AA)

    HUMAN SERVICES: GERONTOLOGY (AA)

    For more information click here to visit our website.


     Human Services: Mental Health (AA)

    HUMAN SERVICES: MENTAL HEALTH (AA)

    For more information click here to visit our website.


     Nursing (AAS)

    NURSING (RN) (AAS)

    For more information click here to visit our website.


     Occupational Therapy Assistant (AS)

    OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT (AAS)

    For more information click here to visit our website.


     Physical Therapy Assistant (AAS)

    PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT (AAS)

    For more information click here to visit our website.


     Practical Nursing Certificate (LPN)

    PRACTICAL NURSING CERTIFICATE (LPN)

    For more information click here to visit our website.


     Veterinary Technology (AAS)

    VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY (AAS)

    For more information click here to visit our website.


     Radiological Technology (AAS)

    RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY (AAS)


    For further information please visit:

    LaGuardia Community College
    29-10 Thomson Avenue 

    Room C-252

    Long Island City, NY 11101

    Phone: (718)482-5470 

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