Television

Option offered through Communications
This program is designed for transfer to a bachelor’s degree granting institution. Course work includes the theory and practice of television production and video editing. Internships in professional organizations are available. Students are required to consult with an advisor regarding appropriate option and course selection for their needs and interests.
Other Communications Degrees Include:
  • Audio Production
  • Communications
  • Film
  • Game Design Creation
  • Journalism
  • Multimedia
  • Public Relations
  • Radio
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
  • Communicate orally and in writing in college level discourse
  • Discuss and analyze current social and political issues and events
  • Demonstrate proficiency with productivity software such as word processing, presentation manager, web browser and apply them in the field of communications
  • Explain the importance of committing to a process of life-long learning
  • Recognize and evaluate prevalent cultural narratives and texts and the various media used to convey them
  • Operate the tools and technology encountered in a professional television studio or video production facility
  • Work as a member of a team to produce a program as you would encounter in a professional television or video production studio.

Game Design Development

 

Game Design Development is a comprehensive two-year program leading to an Associate in Applied Science degree. The program introduces students to a variety of animation, programming and gaming concepts. Students learn the concepts of 3D graphics, particle systems, rendering, collision detection, and game algorithms. Students also gain an understanding of the connection between game design with physics and mathematics. For better design, students are also required to successfully complete fine arts and creative writing courses. The program provides students with the skills necessary for entry-level positions in the game design and animation and game development industry.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
  • Define game design terminology.
  • Discuss the role of intellectual property, copyright, trademarks and patents in gaming.
  • Demonstrate animation techniques in game design development.
  • Apply the skills and concepts utilized in the game design industry including time management skills.
  • Design storyboards and prototypes for specific game design concepts.
  • Design and create complete 2D and 3D game assets to interactive games.
  • Communicate effectively in writing, verbal and electronic formats.

Photography/Fine Arts

Option offered through Liberal Arts
The Fine Arts Option in Photography is a Liberal Arts transfer-oriented curriculum that provides students, through a core of visual arts/photography-related courses, a theoretical and practical understanding of the artistic and commercial areas of photography. Utilizing skills and techniques learned through a combined lecture/studio/darkroom experience, students are taught the basics of black and white, color photography, and the history of photography which are applicable to the commercial and artistic environments.
A large component of this program focuses on developing studio photography skills, including darkroom techniques, standard and large format camera usage, studio lighting, theoretical and historical applications, and comprehensive portfolio development.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
  • Apply general picture-taking skills including f/stop, shutter speed, and depth of field control.
  • Process black and white negatives and color and black and white prints.
  • Utilize darkroom and studio equipment including strobes, large format cameras, and light meters.
  • Analyze issues of photographic practice.
  • Communicate effectively about art both orally and in writing.
  • Create a portfolio that demonstrates competency in photography.

Visual Arts/Fine Arts

Option offered through Liberal Arts
The Visual Arts option will approach sculpture, architecture, painting, and drawing from a dual perspective. Students will explore the history and appreciation of art in the classroom and develop introductory and advanced skills in a variety of media in the drawing and painting studio.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
  • Apply formal creative issues including composition, balance, space, line, and form.
  • Apply skills associated with two-dimensional imaging.
  • Demonstrate use of diverse materials, various media, and techniques in foundation level drawing and painting studio activities.
  • Analyze the visual arts through art history.
  • Create a portfolio that demonstrated competency in the visual arts undertaken.

Graphic Design/Fine Arts

Option offered through Liberal Arts
The Fine Arts Option in Graphic Design is a Liberal Arts transfer-oriented curriculum that provides students, through a core of visual arts/design related courses, a theoretical and practical understanding of the commercial art area of Graphic Design. Utilizing skills and techniques learned through a combined lecture/studio experience, students are introduced to the various aspects of the graphic communication process including the development of roughs, comps, layouts, pasteups, and mechanicals in a Macintosh-equipped digital laboratory. A specific approach to beginning and advanced design problem-solving is emphasized. Additional topics of study include an analysis of graphic art production processes including photo digitizing, typography, and the use of illustration software programs.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
  • State the theoretical skills involved in creating visuals, combining images and typography.
  • Create visuals which utilize both images and typography.
  • Create examples, utilizing diverse materials and media, of techniques traditionally used in foundation level graphic design studios.
  • Create examples of traditional layout comps, thumbnail, and sketch mode visualizations.
  • State the critical and aesthetic essentials seen throughout the history of graphic design.
  • Utilize the tools of digital design including computer and design software to prepare graphic design examples.
  • Create a portfolio of work that demonstrates competency in graphic design.

Physical Therapist Assistant

This is a 68-credit Associate in Applied Science degree program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. It is designed to prepare individuals for employment in physical therapy settings under the supervision of a Physical Therapist. Graduates are eligible to take the national licensure examination necessary for practice as a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA).
Course work prepares the student to perform basic physical therapy procedures and should not be considered as a direct vehicle of study towards an entry-level physical therapy academic program. The program demands that students attend classes full-time during the day. Hours for clinical practice may vary and travel to the clinical setting is the responsibility of the student.
Specific goals of the program:
  • To prepare individuals for employment in physical therapy settings under the supervision of a Physical therapist.
  • To work under the supervision of a physical therapist in an ethical, legal, safe and effective manner.
  • To provide, in addition to general education and basic science courses, a combination of didactic and clinical learning experiences offered in an integrated and sequential manner to assure entry level proficiency.
The specific objectives of this program are that the graduate must be able to demonstrate:
  • The ability to demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills in the health care setting using appropriate measurement and assessment techniques using the knowledge of indications and contraindications of the disease process.
  • The ability to appropriately observe and report important patient responses by recognizing abnormal and normal responses to interventions and by recognizing the need for intervention modification in response to observations.
  • The ability to understand the rights and responsibilities of returning the individual with a disability as a functioning member within the community, using knowledge of the federal regulations regarding Americans with Disabilities.
  • Basic competency in carrying out interventions by obtaining necessary medical information, organizing the intervention programs, altering the interventions appropriately, and by demonstrating knowledge of indications and contraindications in the patient care.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with the supervising therapist, appropriate medical personnel, families and patients, using appropriate oral and written medical terminology and recording this information in the patient record.
  • The awareness of the current social, political and economic aspects of health care by demonstrating appropriate assessment of the treatment plan’s effectiveness and timely recommendation for the reevaluation of the patient by the physical therapist.
  • The ability to perform appropriate measure­ment and assessment techniques within the knowledge and limits of practice to assist the supervising physical therapists in monitoring and modifying the plan of care.
  • To be critical consumers of the literature through critical analyzes and discussion.
  • To be an active contributor in the health care system and community.
  • To accept responsibility for continuous professional development.

Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management

The Hotel, Tourism and Restaurant Management program provides Union County College students with a strong business and customer service foundation required for careers in this dynamic and expanding, hotel, restaurant, and tourism industries.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
  • Develop critical thinking, decision making, problem solving skills, and strategic planning.
  • Practice interpersonal and communication skills appropriate to function effectively in a diverse society.
  • Apply knowledge of basic computer concepts to their use in the hospitality industry.
  • Discuss the hospitality management code of ethics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform necessary elements of management within the hotel, restaurant, and tourism industries.
  • Appropriately use current equipment associated with hospitality management including planning its arrangement, operation, and maintenance.
  • Discuss sales, marketing, and hotel front office management in the hospitality industry, along with food and beverage operations.
  • Communicate effectively in writing, verbal and electronic formats.
  • Be skilled in teamwork, quality improvements, and the ability to make educated decisions in this ever changing, complex, international industry.
Consultation with the Coordinator of the Hospitality Management program is advised.

Psychology

Option offered through Liberal Arts
This program is for those students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution and major in Psychology.
The specific objectives of this program are that the graduate must be able to:
  • demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
  • understand, develop insights, and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
  • weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a discipline.
  • demonstrate information competence, ability to use computers and other technology, and an ability to communicate effectively in a variety of formats.
  • recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity.

Illustration/Fine Arts

Option offered through Liberal Arts
The Fine Arts Option in Illustration is a Liberal Arts transfer-oriented curriculum that provides students, through a core of visual arts/illustration-related courses, a theoretical and practical understanding of the commercial art area of illustration. Utilizing skills and techniques learned through a combined lecture/studio experience, students are taught to creatively differentiate between product, journalistic, and advertising forms of illustration. Considerable time is focused on learning specific studio media and techniques including the use of pencil and dry media, pen and ink, watercolor, oil, gouache, tempera, and acrylic paint. Study also includes concentration on beginning and advanced visual problem-solving through use of illustration software in a Macintosh laboratory environment.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
  • State the techniques and materials commonly used in textural and figurative depictions.
  • Create art work utilizing a variety of media including watercolor, colored pencil, ink wash and gouache.
  • State the critical, aesthetic and historic approaches to illustration.
  • Utilize computers and digital software to prepare illustrations.
  • Create a portfolio of work that demonstrates competency in illustration.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Treatment

Psychosocial rehabilitation (PSR) is a comprehensive treatment strategy for meeting the needs of people with severe mental illnesses. PSR practitioners assist people in obtaining the skills, support and resources they will need to achieve success and satisfaction in their social, vocational, educational and independent living environments. The overall goals of this field are promotion of recovery, community integration, and improved quality of life for people coping with psychiatric disabilities. There are ample career opportunities for PSR practitioners in a variety of rehabilitation programs and community mental health settings. The knowledge and skills of the PSR practitioner qualify him/her to provide supportive counseling, case management services, and vocational rehabilitation interventions. The practitioner is also prepared to facilitate skills training groups as well as psycho-education and support groups.
UMDNJ-SHRP’s Program
The UMDNJ School of Health Related Professions had the first undergraduate degree-granting program in this field in New Jersey. It is one of the few model programs of this type throughout the nation. Students in this program will complete two clinical placements at sites such as UMDNJ-UBHC, Bridgeway, Collaborative Support Programs of NJ, Project Live, and others.
Degree Requirements:
Requirements for admission to the UCC general education phase of the program are: High School graduation or equivalent diploma (GED); English as a Second Language (ESL) placement test if required and completion of ESL courses if necessary; and completion of any necessary remedial courses as determined by the New Jersey Basic Skills Test.
To qualify for admission to the professional phase of the program offered by UMDNJ, students must complete 21 credits of their UCC general education requirements (including ENG 101, ENG 102) and UPR 101. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is also required.
In order to successfully complete this program, the student will be required to take the following courses. BE SURE TO CONFER WITH A UCC OR UMDNJ COUNSELOR WHEN PLANNING YOUR COURSE SCHEDULE.
General Education Requirements – 32 credits
ENG 101 English Composition I
PSY 101 General Psychology
CIS 100 Intro to Computer Applications
MAT 119 Algebra
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology
BIO 102 Human Biology
ENG 102 English Composition II
PSY 207 Social Psychology
PHI 205 Intro to Philosophy
ENG 128 Dynamics of Communication or ENG 129 Public Speaking
UMDNJ Requirements – 3 credits
UPR 101 Intro to Psychosocial Rehabilitation – taken prior to entering professional phase