The Quick Term Alternative

Compressed course schedules for a quicker pathway to reach your goals.

Short on time? Eager to get back into the workforce? Q-Terms are perfect for students who need greater flexibility with their class schedule. Q-Term courses run just 8 weeks, allowing you to complete a three-credit course in half the time of a traditional semester.

Spring Q-Term II: March 26–May 16 (8-weeks)

Business
Course-Section Course Name Credits
BUS130Q-01 Personal Auto Insurance 1
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BUS130Q-01 Personal Auto Insurance
Credit: 1
Instructor: Kathleen Silvia
Schedule: Tuesday, 3:00–6:00pm, Science 103

Students gain the expertise to advise clients in the processes of identifying their exposures and analyzing, obtaining, and modifying their personal automobile policies. This class prepares the student to pass the Personal Auto Insurance Exam.

Prerequisite: ENL025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score.

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The College Experience
Course-Section Course Name Credits
COL101Q-67
Martha's Vineyard
The College Experience: Finding Your Focus 3
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COL101Q-67 The College Experience: Finding Your Focus
Credits: 3
Instructor: Lisa Boragine
Schedule: Tuesday, 5:00–8:00pm, Martha's Vineyard

This theme-based seminar is designed to help students develop the skills and confidence necessary to succeed in college, the world of work, and life. In this course, students will examine theories and practices associated with academic success. Areas of study include education and career planning, study skills, effective communication, critical and creative thinking, information literacy, personal management, development of community and awareness of diversity, technology, and leadership. Modeled on the "workshop format" in which students learn by doing, students will be actively engaged in group activities and team projects.

Prerequisite: ENL025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Note: Satisfies a General Education elective.

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Communication
Course-Section Course Name Credits
COM103Q-11 Human Communications 3
COM103Q-20
Online
Human Communications 3
COM105Q-21
Online
Survery of Mass Communication 3
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COM103Q Survery of Mass Communication
Credits: 3

Secton: 11
Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30–6:20pm, North 106

Secton: 20
Instructor: Lisa Boragine
Schedule: Online

This course fosters and improves competence in intrapersonal, interpersonal, group and public communication situations. Students demonstrate skills necessary to communicate effectively through exercises and presentations that reflect practical, real-world situations. The purpose of the course is to improve the student's skill in communication by providing relevant knowledge and opportunity to apply that knowledge.

Prerequisite: ENL025 or ESL102 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Note: Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement.

COM105Q-21 Human Communications
Credits: 3
Instructor: Lisa Zinsius
Schedule: Online

This course explores the history, social impact, forms, and techniques of such media as newspapers, film, books, radio, television, and other expressions of mass culture. The aims of the course are to enable the student to better understand the new media-oriented environment in which we find ourselves and to explore various options available as a consumer of public information.

Prerequisite: ENL025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Note: Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement.

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Earth Science
Course-Section Course Name Credits
ESC101Q-20
Online
Introduction to Earth Science 4
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ESC101Q-20 Introduction to Earth Science
Credits: 4
Instructor: Catherine Etter
Schedule: Online
Lab: Online

This is a one-semester, liberal arts and sciences course with a laboratory, designed to introduce the concept that planet Earth represents a dynamic, integrated system. The nature and characteristics of the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere are considered. (3 class hours/2 laboratory hours)

Prerequisite: MAT030 or MAT035 and ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores

Note: Satisfies a Natural or Physical Science general education requirement.

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Early Childhood Education
Course-Section Course Name Credits
ECE110Q-21
Online
Child Growth and Development 3
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ECE110Q-21 Child Growth and Development
Credits: 3
Instructor: Sergio Marini
Schedule: Online

This course examines child development from conception to age nine by considering the complex interaction between hereditary and environmental factors. Children's physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development are discussed, as well as the implications for developmentally appropriate practice. It includes the theories of Erikson, Piaget, and Vygotsky. Students are required to observe children in a child care setting. This course is restricted to applicants for State teacher certification of infants, toddlers, and/or preschool children.

Prerequisite: None

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Economics
Course-Section Course Name Credits
ECO117Q-21
Online
Principles of Macroeconomics 3
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ECO117Q-21 Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 3
Instructor: Virender Gautam
Schedule: Online

This course is an introduction to the principles of macroeconomics including current economic problems, national income, employment, prices, monetary and fiscal policy to stabilize the economy. Emphasis is given to economic growth and the international economy.

Prerequisite: None

Note: Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement.

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English
Course-Section Course Name Credits
ENL101Q-23 English Composition 3
ENL102Q-11/64 English Composition II 3
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ENL101Q-23 English Composition
Credits: 3
Instructor: Henry McClintock
Schedule: Tuesday, 2:00–4:50pm, Lorusso 204

ENL101 is an introductory college composition course required of all AA and AS-degree students and prerequisite to all other college-level English courses. It is designed to help students develop and express ideas clearly and effectively using standard American English through frequent writing and the study of rhetorical patterns of development. Students learn to write essays using a recognized scholarly documentation style.

Prerequisite: Appropriate scores in Reading Comprehension and in Sentence Skills on Computerized Placement Test or grade of C or better in ENL020 and ENL050 or ESL201.

Co-requisite: ENL108.

Note: Satisfies English Composition/Writing general education requirement.

ENL102Q English Composition II
Credits: 3

Section: 11
Instructor: Christine Jacques
Schedule: Monday & Wednesday, 3:30–6:20pm, Lorusso 102

Section: 64
Instructor: Michael Helfen
Schedule: Tuesday, 6:30–9:30pm, North 114 and Thursday, 6:30–9:30pm, Lorusso G-02

A continuation of ENL101, this course is required of all Associate in Arts students and a prerequisite to all upper level English courses. It focuses on reading, analyzing, and writing about literature and is designed to help students refine writing skills developed in ENL101.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C-" or higher in ENL101.

Note: Satisfies either an English Composition/Writing or Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement.

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Fitness
Course-Section Course Name Credits
FIT117Q-02 Personal Fitness 3
FIT122Q-02 Diet and Exercise 1
FIT123Q-02 Circuit Training 1
FIT168Q-02 Kripalu/Hatha Yoga II 1
FIT169Q-01 Pilates Mat II 1
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FIT117Q-02 Personal Fitness
Credits: 3
Instructor: Angelina B. Cummings
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 8:00–9:50am, Life Fitness Center

Students assess their current level of health-related fitness and develop a physiologically sound program of physical activity to meet their needs and interests. The course emphasizes the concept of physical fitness as a lifetime commitment and stresses the acquisition of specific knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to meet this commitment.

Prerequisite: None

FIT122Q-02 Diet and Exercise
Credit: 1
Instructor: Neil P. Sullivan
Schedule: Wednesday, 12:00–1:50pm, Life Fitness Center

This course introduces students to the benefits of aerobic exercise and a well-balanced diet. Students are encouraged to continue an exercise regimen outside of class and incorporate principles of nutrition into their diets. Discussion about and participation in exercise are included. The student evaluates current personal fitness levels and identifies areas of needed improvement. Additionally, lifestyle habits such as food intake verses energy expenditure will be discussed to assist in setting diet and exercise goals.

Prerequisite: None

FIT123Q-02 Circuit Training
Credit: 1
Instructor: Tracy L. Morin
Schedule: Tuesday, 3:30–5:30pm, Life Fitness Center

In this course students learn the benefits of circuit training as part of a well-rounded fitness regimen. Emphasis will be placed on circuit training fundamentals, safety, and proper form. Students will participate in physical exercise for aerobic conditioning and flexibility training.

Prerequisite: None

FIT168Q-02 Kripalu/Hatha Yoga II
Credit: 1
Instructor: Sherianna Boyle
Schedule: Monday & Wednesday, 10:00–10:50am, Racquetball Court

A five-week course designed for the student who has completed FIT167. New postures will be introduced, and postures will be held for longer periods of time. Additional breathing techniques will be incorporated. Students will develop a deeper understanding of how the body functions, and how yoga affects these functions. Relaxation techniques will be further developed.

Prerequisite: FIT167

FIT169Q-01 Pilates Mat II
Credit: 1
Instructor: Nancy J. McIver
Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00–10:50am, Racquetball Court

An eight-week course designed for the student who has completed FIT164 Pilates Mat I (FIT 164-40 or FIT 164-41). This course will offer the natural progression to the intermediate/advanced Pilates exercises. The student will continue to focus on the importance of the breath and core stabilization. Additional focuses will be several stretching techniques and knowledge of the muscle groups that help promote proper posture.

Prerequisite: FIT164

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Health Sciences
Course-Section Course Name Credits
NUR100Q-01 Pharmacology Calculations 1
NUR100Q-20
Online
Pharmacology Calculations 1
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NUR100Q Pharmacology Calculations
Credit: 1

Section: 01
Instructor: Kaitlyn M Kerwin
Schedule: Thursday, 3:30–5:20pm, MM Wilkens 116

Section: 20
Schedule: Online

This course examines the methods of dosage calculation required for safe administration of medications to children and adults. Interpretation of medical orders and systems of measurements are included. Introduces dimensional analysis to convert and calculate dosages of oral, parenteral, and intravenous medications.

Prerequisite: MAT030 or MAT035 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score.

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History
Course-Section Course Name Credits
HIS216Q-20/21
Online
History of Japan 3
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HIS216Q-20/21 History of Japan
Credits: 3
Instructor: Ralph Negron
Schedule: Online

The course is an historical study of Japan’s history and culture from ancient times to the present. Students will examine the historical, economic, and social factors that developed Japanese civilization. The remarkable transformation of Japan from a feudal society led by an aristocratic class of samurai to a modern republic similar to modern 19th century Western nations will be closely analyzed. The course will also include close scrutiny of the events pushing Japan into WW II as well as Japan’s dynamic post- WW II recovery, to include a significant economic boom. The course will provide a foundation for the continued study of Japan as well as a broad range of Asian topics.

Prerequisite: ENL101 and a 100-level history course.

Note: Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Science genral education requirement.

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Information Technology
Course-Section Course Name Credits
BIT113Q-01 Microcomputer Hardware 3
BIT241Q-01 IT: Ethical Hacking 3
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BIT113Q-01 Microcomputer Hardware
Credits: 3
Instructor: Andrea Lyons
Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30am–12:15pm, Lorusso 104

Students learn the anatomy of a microcomputer by disassembling, assembling, upgrading and customizing a PC. Students evaluate purchasing vs. building a PC. The role of the BIOS and CMOS in the POST and BOOT processes is explored. System boards, processors, memory, and peripherals, including input, output, multimedia, network and data devices are studied. Students learn troubleshooting, safety, basic operating systems procedures, and security and preventive maintenance techniques. Customer service is stressed. This course covers the hardware material for the Comp TIA A+ certification exam.

Prerequisites: ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

BIT241Q-01 IT: Ethical Hacking
Credits: 3
Instructor: Louis Beco
Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30–3:15pm, Lorusso G-01

This course includes all aspects of ethical hacking and information systems security auditing programs. The course focuses on the latest security threats, advanced attack vectors, and supplements all learning information with practical hands on demonstrations of the latest hacking techniques, methodologies, tools, tricks and security measures. Students scan, test, hack and secure their own systems. Topics include Intrusion Detection, Policy Creation, Social Engineering, DDOS Attacks, Buffer Overflow and Virus Creation. This course helps prepare students to take the CEH certification. Prior to starting the course, students are required to sign an agreement stating all knowledge learned in this course will not be used for illegal or malicious purposes.

Prerequisites: BIT240 or a Security+ Certification; co-requisite: BIT116 or a Linux Certification (Certifications must have been earned within the past 5 years)

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Mathematics
Course-Section Course Name Credits
MAT035Q-07 Algebra for Non-STEM 3
MAT150Q-22
Online
Elementary Statistics 3
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MAT035Q-07 Algebra for Non-STEM
Credits: 3 (non-degree)
Schedule: Monday–Friday, 3:00–5:00pm

An algebra course designed to prepare students for college-level non-STEM math courses, address the quantitative needs of other disciplines, and develop quantitative reasoning skills for citizenship and workplace. Concepts are introduced through meaningful applications and in-class activities. Topics include proportional reasoning, scientific notation, creating and interpreting tables and graphs, solving linear and quadratic equations algebraically, solving systems of linear equations, linear and non-linear functions, and creating mathematical models of real-world problems using technology. (5 contact hours)

Prerequisites: MAT025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

MAT150Q-22 Elementary Statistics
Credits: 3
Instructor: Mary Moynihan
Schedule: Online

Students are introduced to descriptive and inferential statistics focusing on conceptual understanding and statistical literacy. Topics include: techniques for organizing and presenting data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, one- sample hypothesis tests, and correlation and regression. (4 contact hours).

Prerequisites: (MAT035 or MAT040) and ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Note: Satisfies a Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning general education requirement.

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Music
Course-Section Course Name Credits
MUS124Q-01 Guitar II 1
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MUS124Q-01 Guitar II
Credit: 1
Instructor: Jerry L. Skelley
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 11:00–11:50am, Music Room

This continuation of Beginning Guitar course involves study, rehearsal, and performance of music in a class of up to 12 guitars. Emphasis is placed on expanding the students' abilities to read and perform from standard musical notation in treble clef and chord symbols. Repertoire varies from one semester to the next. Performances on campus and in the immediate community are part of class activities. Students are expected to provide their own instrument.

Prerequisites: MUS122-G or permission of the instructor

Note: May be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits.

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Psychology
Course-Section Course Name Credits
PSY201Q-20
Online
General Psychology 3
PSY207Q-21
Online
Abnormal Psychology 3
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PSY201Q-20 General Psychology
Credits: 3
Instructor: Sergio Marini
Schedule: Online

This course focuses on important aspects of physical, cognitive, social and emotional development, occurring from the prenatal period through middle childhood. The major theories of development, research methods and the important roles of genetics and neuroscience are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the role of early experiences and biological factors in the later formation of personality, intellectual, and emotional behaviors.

Prerequisites: PSY101

Note: Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement.

PSY207Q-21 Abnormal Psycholog
Credits: 3
Instructor: Frances Dee Burlin
Schedule: Online

This course includes the study of the major psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. Analysis is made of the probable causes of these disorders with emphasis on the strengths and limitations of the commonly used therapies. Consideration is given to positive, constructive, alternative responses to the basic problems of living.

Prerequisites: PSY101

Note: Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement.

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Sociology
Course-Section Course Name Credits
SOC106Q-21
Online
Principles of Sociology 3
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SOC106Q-21 Principles of Sociology
Credit: 3
Instructor: Lee Hamilton
Schedule: Online

An introduction to basic social concepts, theoretical perspectives and research methods. Topics include societies, cultures, social organization, social inequalities, social institutions, group behavior and the impact of globalization, population growth, and new technologies upon individuals and societies.

Prerequisites: None

Co-requisites: ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores

Note: Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement.

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