Advanced Science and Mathematics Studies Certificate

This certificate program, designed with SUNY New Paltz, prepares students with an AAS degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Dutchess Community College to enter at Junior level status in the Electrical or Computer Engineering programs at SUNY New Paltz. Students who have achieved a 2.5 GPA in the certificate program detailed below will be accepted directly in to the fifth semester of the eight-semester engineering programs offered at New Paltz.

The objective of this joint venture is to provide the citizens/students of the Mid-Hudson Valley region a quality, cost effective, geographically convenient career path for those technology graduates who would like to proceed to an engineering degree. The certificate program is geared toward students who graduated from the AAS general electrical engineering technology (ELT) program.

Certificate Prerequisites: All students beginning the ASM Certificate must have completed the AAS degree in the ELT program, including a grade of C or better in course MAT 221: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5 year limit). Students who complete the ELT program with a GPA of 3.0 or better need a grade of C or better in ENR 220: Digital System Design. Students who complete the ELT program with a GPA of less than 3.0 need a grade of B or better in ENR 220: Digital System Design.

Students considering this path while in the AAS ELT program should select the following courses as their electives, to assist completion of the ASM certificate, provided they have the proper prerequisites:

Free Elective: Elect to take MAT 221 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I. This will prepare the student for MAT 222: Analytic Geometry and Calculus II in the semester immediately following the completion of the ELT degree. Science Elective: Elect to take CHE 121: General Chemistry, rather than CHE 111: Intro to Chemistry. Technical Elective: Elect to take ENR 220: Digital Circuit Design. Physics: Take PHY 151: Engineering Physics I rather than PHY 121: General Physics.


Summer Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
MAT 222 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 4
TOTAL   4

Fall Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
MAT 223 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III 4
CPS 141 Introduction to Computer Science 4
CHE 121 General Chemistry I 4
General Education Requirement (a) 3
TOTAL   15

Spring Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
MAT 224 Ordinary Differential Equations 4
CPS 142 Advanced Programming Techniques 4
PHY 152 Engineering Physics II (b) 3
General Education Requirement (a) 3
TOTAL   14
   TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 33

a. Courses to be used for this requirement include all courses from the DCC SUNY General Education Appendices in the following categories: Appendix D, Appendix E, Appendix F, Appendix H and Appendix G – one course must be selected from Appendix G in addition to ENG 102. With the exception of an additional course in Appendix G, students should not select a course from a category previously met.

b. The prerequisites for PHY 152 must be met as indicated in the college catalog course description. Students matriculated in the Advanced Science and Mathematics Studies Certificate Program can alternatively meet the following prerequisites: MAT 223, PHY 121 and CHE 121.