Summer course schedule available

Jan.28, 2015

The summer 2015 course schedule is now available online through MyWCC. Click here to view what classes are being offered. Registration begins on March 9.

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Weather delay/closing information

Jan.26, 2015

Students should be aware of how to check delay and closing information. For more details on our weather announcement policy, including where and when we post messages, please visit http://www.sunywcc.edu/about/weather-announcements/.

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Register now for Spring classes

Jan.15, 2015

Spring registration is continuing. Click here for more information.

Click here to see available courses.

Pay for classes when you register or risk having your classes dropped. Click here for the Spring schedules of payment due dates and drop dates.

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We’re offering a rideshare service for students!

Jan.14, 2015

We’re offering a rideshare service for students! Take a look at our WCCRideshare.com site and start using it to post ride offers and requests. This free matching service is in response to a student survey in favor of a carpool program.Take a look at the site, start registering your information, and as more students enter rides, you can start saving money and help the environment by sharing rides. Don’t forget to change your information on rideshare. Update your account to reflect your new schedule for the spring semester.

Hundreds of students registered for the college’s first carpool program and we’re confident many of you will take advantage of this new resource, too. Find a friend who wants to share a ride, figure out the costs, and then save money and free up spaces in our busy parking lots. https://www.wccrideshare.com/

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Spring Transfer Fair on April 7

Jan.14, 2015

The Spring Transfer Fair will be held on Tuesday, April 7 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the Student Center. More than 70 college and university representatives from across the country will be on campus to speak with students about transfer opportunities.

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Apply for Graduation

Jan.13, 2015

It is never too early to register for graduation. The deadline to apply for graduation in May is March 13.

Important Commencement Ceremony and Cap & Gown Ordering Information

How to Apply for Graduation Online

Graduation Application Check List

 

 

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New Streaming Films & DVDs in the Library

Jan.13, 2015

The Harold L. Drimmer Library is pleased to share a list of NEW and recent DVD and streaming film titles.

Students, faculty, and staff members with campus ID may borrow DVDs for 7 days. Streaming films may be watched on campus or via remote authentication (MyWCC or network ID required). Just click on the titles!

For more information or for help in embedding a streaming film or creating playlists for classroom use, please contact Jessica Tagliaferro at jessica.tagliaferro@sunywcc.edu or call 606-6808.

Library Collection Purchase Request Form (Book/DVD)               Streaming Film Request Form

Journey of the Earth. DVD. 2013

Journey of the Earth. DVD BD500 .J687649. 2013


 ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS, & ECONOMICS

Accounting Basics and Definitions.  New York: Films Media Group, 2014. Accounting Fundamentals. Films on Demand. Web. What do GAAP and OCBOA mean? What are revenues, expenses, assets, and liabilities? This video introduces viewers to the process of accounting as illustrated by a cupcake shop and a medical clinic.

Eco Leather.  New York: American Institute of Physics/Films Media Group, 2014. Films on Demand. Web. A chemical engineer and some fashion students have joined forces to create an alternative that looks and feels like real leather, but without the environmental cost.

Managing Assets and Payroll.  New York: Films for the Humanities & Sciences/Films Media Group, 2014. Accounting Fundamentals. Films on Demand. Web. Understand asset management and which resources can be converted to cash, as well as the managing of payroll/salaries, wages, bonuses and commissions, overtime pay, payroll taxes and costs, employer-paid benefits, and profit-sharing plans.

Managing Inventory. New York: Films for the Humanities & Sciences/Films Media Group, 2014. Accounting Fundamentals. Films on Demand. Web. Understand types of inventory, inventory assessment and systems, costing methods, specific identification method, conservatism and inventory, and inventory adjustments and estimates.

Masters of Money: Three Economists Who Changed the World. Open University / MEDIA HB75 .M37 2013 

Matching Concept and Accounting Cycle New York: Films Media Group, 2014. Accounting Fundamentals. Films on Demand. Web. Understand the matching concept, which helps avoid misstated earnings for a period, and the accounting cycle, which helps identify errors and provide the data needed for income statements and balance sheets.

Online and Mobile Business Marketing. New York: Films for the Humanities & Sciences/Films Media Group, 2014. Digital Media for Business Marketing. Films on Demand. Web. This program gives a detailed overview of how companies can create and maximize an online/mobile presence.

The Psychology behind Today’s Advertising.  New York: Films Media Group, 2014. D.E. Visuals. Films on Demand. Web. This program covers the psychological dispositions of different consumer groups and the rationale behind common creative appeals.

Social Media for Business Marketing. New York: Films for the Humanities & Sciences/Films on Demand. Digital Media for Business Marketing. Web. This program clearly and concisely explains how to get started with social media; make the most of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and Yelp; and develop and manage a comprehensive social media marketing strategy.

 

APPLIED SCIENCES/ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTAL, & PHYSICIAL SCIENCE

Air Sealing and Insulating. New York: Films Media Group, 2014. Residential Energy Efficiency Projects. Films on Demand. Web. This program explains insulating and air sealing as part of a new home build, and also as a retrofit to an existing home.

Authenticating Premium Chocolate. New York: American Institute of Physics/Films Media Group, 2014. Films on Demand. Web. Watch as plant scientists put high-quality chocolate to the test. Is it really what you think?

Blackfish. Cowperthwaite, Gabriela, Manuel V. Oteyza, Eli Despres, Jonathan Ingalls, Chris Towey, and Jeff Beal MEDIA SF408.6.K54 B53 2013

Blueprint Fundamentals: Interpreting Symbols and Specs. New York: Shopware Films/Films Media Group, 2014. Films on Demand. Web. From a blueprint’s basic elements to the distinct features of construction, electrical, manufacturing, and machining blueprints, this program gives viewers a detailed primer on types of blueprints and how they are read.

Coffee for Flowers. New York: Films Media Group, 2014. Films on Demand. Web. Coffee leftovers can give your garden and grass a boost.

Conducting a Home Energy Audit: Residential Energy Efficiency Projects. New York: Films Media Group, 2014. Shopware Films. Films on Demand. Web. From assessing the building envelope to inspecting HVAC/R systems and major appliances, then making recommendations for the most commonly-needed improvements, the video informs viewers while providing helpful tips along the way. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online.

Eco Leather. New York: American Institute of Physics/Films Media Group, 2014. Films on Demand. Web. A chemical engineer and some fashion students have joined forces to create an alternative that looks and feels like real leather, but without the environmental cost.

 Touche: Touch-sensitive Objects.  Films on Demand. 2014.

Touche: Touch-sensitive Objects. Films on Demand. 2014.

Explosives Detector. New York: American Institute of Physics/Films Media Group, 2014. Films on Demand. Web. Materials scientists are looking for a new way to detect dangerous materials in airports that saves time and money.

From a Universe of Wonder to the Politics of Earth. New York: Public Affairs Television/Films Media Group, 2014. Moyers & Company. Films on Demand. Web. Neil de Grasse Tyson talks about why science literacy is critical to the future of our democracy, economy, and standing in the world.

Installing a Solar Electric System. New York: Shopware/Films Media Group, 2014. Residential Energy Efficiency Projects. Films on Demand. Web. This program explains exactly how to install a solar electric system, with segments on determining where to place the panels or modules; proper installation of both the mechanical and electrical components; testing the system; and what to review with the homeowner. Advises on OSHA safety regulations for rooftop and electrical work.

Installing a Solar Hot Water System. New York: Shopware/Films Media Group, 2014. Residential Energy Efficiency Projects. Films on Demand. Web. This program explains the process of installing an active solar hot water system. The importance of setting up a safe, OSHA-compliant jobsite is covered, and smart building tips are offered throughout.

Journey of the Universe: Conversations / MEDIA BD500 .J687649 2013

New Coatings from Plants: New Medical Applications. New York: American Institute of Physics/Films Media Group, 2014. Films on Demand. Web. See what scientists discovered from a simple hot cup of tea.

Pothole Patch: A Better Fix? New York: American Institute of Physics/Films Media Group, 2014. Films on Demand. Web. Potholes are a real headache for drivers and those who have to fix them. Now, a team of engineering students has come up with a better way to patch potholes.

Prosthetics that Feel. New York: American Institute of Physics/Films Media Group, 2014. Films on Demand. Web. Biomedical engineers are working on a prosthetic arm that’s changing the game for amputees.

Touche: Making Objects Touch-Sensitive. New York: American Institute of Physics/Films Media Group, 2014. Films on Demand. Web. Touchscreen technology has changed the way we interact with our phones and other devices. Now a new technology is giving everyday objects like chairs, tabletops and even doorknobs the ability to “feel” the sense of touch.

 

The Address DVD LC4704.5 .A33. 2014

The Address.
DVD. 2014.

BEHAVOIRAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES

The Address. Dir. Ken Burns / MEDIA LC4704.5 .A33  2014

Building Blocks for Kids: Essential for Development. New York: American Institute of Physics/Films Media Group, 2014. Films on Demand. Web. The popular Xbox and PlayStation games are all the rage from toddlers to teens. But whatever tech-savvy experience kids get from video games, hands-on play still may be the most important activity for them.

Bullying and Suicide: Think About It. New York: Films Media Group, 2014. Films on Demand. Web. Bullying is not just a rite of passage. In actuality, says the National Crime Prevention Council, it’s a leading factor in suicide among kids 11 to 16 years of age.

The Contradictions of Fair Hope. Dir. by S. Epatha Merkerson; Prod. by Whoopi Goldberg / MEDIA HS1506 .C6687 2013

The Dark Side of Adderall and Other “Study Drugs.” New York: Cambridge Educational/Films Media Group, 2014. Films on Demand. Web. When used under a doctor’s guidance, Adderall, Ritalin, and similar medications can be effective in controlling ADHD. But is pressure over grades and competition for college admissions encouraging students to abuse prescription stimulants?

Girl Rising. Dir. by Richard E. Robbins / MEDIA LC2572 .G57 2013

India: Love or Rape? New York: Films for the Humanities & Sciences/Films Media Group, 2014. Films on Demand. Web. The horrific gang rape and subsequent death of a 23-year-old Indian student in 2012 caused outrage around the world. But the underlying cause of India’s staggering rate of violence against women may be difficult to overcome.

Investigative Reporting in the Digital Era. New York: Films Media Group, 2014. Films on Demand. Web. This program highlights the ways investigative journalism is changing, particularly in the context of digital and online media.

 The Contradictions of Fair Hope. DVD. 2013

The Contradictions of Fair Hope.
DVD. 2013

Last Hunter: Tanzania’s Hadzabe People. Beyond Borders. Dir. by Paula Palacios and Mustafa Elmi. New York: Palacios Films, Aljazeera Documentary Channel and the Spanish Women and Health Foundation/Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2014. Films on Demand. Web.  The Hadzabe tribe of Tanzania, located a short 30 miles from Olduvai Gorge, still live much as their ancestors did tens of thousands of years ago.

The Graduates = Los Graduados / Written by Bernardo Ruiz; Produced by Pamela A. Aguilar, Katia Maguire, Bernardo Ruiz/PBS / MEDIA LC146.6 .I53 2013 

The Lower 9 : A Story of Home. Dir. by Matthew Hashiguchi. Directed, Produced and Edited by Matthew Hashiguchi ; Co-directed and Co-produced by Elaine McMillion. Boston: Hashiguchi Productions / MEDIA HV636.N4 L68

The Psychology Behind Today’s Advertising. New York: Films Media Group, 2014. D.E. Visuals. Films on Demand. Web. This program covers the psychological dispositions of different consumer groups and the rationale behind common creative appeals.

The World’s First Rooftop Farm: Mohamed Hage. New York: Paper Tiger Television/Films Media Group, 2014. The Green Interview. Films on

The World's First Rooftop Farm: Mohamed Hage. Films on Demand. 2014

The World’s First Rooftop Farm: Mohamed Hage. Films on Demand. 2014

Demand. Web. Hage and a small group of colleagues have created two rooftop greenhouse farms in Montreal and plan a third for Boston. The farms grow over 100 varieties of vegetables and herbs, and they feed about 5,000 people.

20/20: Young Guns: A Diane Sawyer Special. New York: ABC News Productions/Films Media Group, 2014. Films on Demand. Web. Diane Sawyer explores the truth about children and gun safety in this compelling ABC News report.

Supertasters. New York: American Institute of Physics/Films Media Group, 2014. Inside Science. Films on Demand. Web. Imagine being able to taste too much or taste things other people can’t. It might sound strange but experimental psychologists are studying those of us who are “super tasters.”

An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story. Dir. Al Reinert / MEDIA KF9756 .U57 2014

 

BIOLOGICAL & HEALTH SCIENCES

Cell Division and Growth. New York: Films for the Humanities & Sciences/Films Media Group, 2014. Cell Biology: Structure, Function, and Processes, Cell Biology: Structure, Function, and Processes Series. Films on Demand. Web. The distinct phases of mitosis are described in detail. The program also explains meiosis and apoptosis, including the effects of uncontrolled cell division (cancer).

Cell Metabolism and Respiration. New York: Films Media Group, 2014. Cell Biology: Structure, Function, and Processes, Cell Biology : Structure, Function, and Processes. Films on Demand. Web. All living organisms need energy to perform day-to-day tasks. Using straightforward, vibrant animation to anchor otherwise complex ideas, this program shows how that energy is created through the metabolic processes of catabolism, aerobic cellular respiration, and anabolism.

Cell Structure and Function. New York: Films Media Group, 2014. Cell Biology: Structure, Function, and Processes, Cell Biology: Structure, Function, and Processes Series. Films on Demand. Web. This program explores the basic structure of both animal and plant cells and the specific functions that different cell components serve.

Exercise and Sleep. New York: American Institute of Physics/Films Media Group, 2014. Films on Demand. Web. Find out what psychologists are learning about the real impact of hitting the gym on sleep.

Humidification during Mechanical Ventilation [videorecording] : A Review of the Literature. American Association for Respiratory Care / MEDIA RC87.9 .H86 2013 

Infection Control in Healthcare. Medcom / MEDIA RA642.B56 .P745 2013

Medicated Aerosol Therapy: New Drugs and Devices. American Association for Respiratory Care /  MEDIA RS201.A42 M43

New Coatings from Plants: New Medical Applications. New York: American Institute of Physics/Films Media Group, 2014. Films on Demand. Web.  See what scientists discovered from a simple hot cup of tea.

The Perfect Human Diet / MEDIA RA784 .P47 2013

Stem Cells and Cellular Differentiation. New York: Films for the Humanities & Sciences./Films Media Group, 2014. Cell Biology: Structure, Function, and Processes, Cell Biology : Structure, Function, and Processes. Films on Demand. Web. This program covers stem cells, cellular differentiation, and gene expression.

Supertasters. New York: American Institute of Physics/Films Media Group, 2014. Inside Science. Films on Demand. Web. Imagine being able to taste too much or taste things other people can’t. It might sound strange but experimental psychologists are studying those of us who are “super tasters.”

Winterlab Cold Intolerance: Treating Cold Sensitivity. New York: American Institute of Physics/Films Media Group, 2014. Films on Demand. Web. See how physical therapists are using a unique lab where it is always winter to help people who suffer in the chilly months.

 

ARTS & HUMANITIES

To tell the truth, a history of documentary film. DVD series. 2013

To tell the truth, a history of documentary
film.
DVD series. 2013

Argo. Dir. by Ben Afleck / MEDIA PN 1997.2 .A72 2013

Early Fassbinder. The Criterion Collection, 1969-71 / MEDIA PN1997 .E27 2014

Investigative Reporting in the Digital Era. New York: Films Media Group, 2014. Films on Demand. Web. This program highlights the ways investigative journalism is changing, particularly in the context of digital and online media.

Jackie Brown. Dir. by Quentin Tarantino / MEDIA PN1995.9.F54 .J335 2013

Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons. Dir. by Stephen Chow and Derek Kwok / MEDIA PN1997.2 .J68. 2014

My Country Is a Horror Show! New York: Public Affairs Television/Films Media Group, 2014. Moyers & Company. Films on Demand. Web. David Simon, journalist and creator of the TV series The Wire and Treme talks about the crisis of capitalism in America.

Shape It Up: Virtual Pottery. New York: American Institute of Physics/Films Media Group, 2014. Films on Demand. Web. See how technology developed by mechanical engineers allows simple hand movements to create amazing works of art.

To Tell the Truth, a History of Documentary Film. Episode 2, Working for Change. Dir. by Calvin Skaggs / MEDIA PN1995.9.D6 T622 2013

To Tell the Truth, a History of Documentary Film. Episode 3, The Strategy of Truth. Dir by David Van Taylor / MEDIA D810.P7 T44 2013

Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America. Dir. Rodrigo H. Vila / MEDIA ML420.S67 M47 2014

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DegreeWorks

Jan.05, 2015

Westchester Community College is pleased to announce the rollout of DegreeWorks, which is a web-based advising tool to help students, faculty and counselors track a student’s completion of academic program requirements, determine course selections, track progress toward graduation, and use “what-if” scenarios to see how courses already taken would apply to a different major. DegreeWorks is user-friendly, has helpful visual cues for completion and can even be accessed from smart phones.

The use of DegreeWorks is part of larger State University of New York initiative so that “every student will have fundamental degree planning services at every institution with the ability online for students considering transfer to assess degree progress at other SUNY institutions” (SUNY Degree Planning Initiative).  The college has been working on this implementation for almost one year is has held training sessions for Deans, Chairs, faculty, staff, student leaders, and students. Training sessions will be ongoing through the spring 2015 semester.

To access DegreeWorks go to www.sunywcc.edu/degreeworks; specific questions may be directed to degreeworks@sunywcc.edu. Please note that DegreeWorks will show full degree audits for students who matriculated into a Westchester Community College degree program plans from fall 2013 on.

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Spring 2015 schedule changes

Dec.13, 2014

The College will no longer be offering 7 week Fast Track courses in Yonkers, 11 week Late Start courses in Port Chester or 11 week Art courses at the Center for the Arts. Most course titles formerly offered on these shorter schedules will continue to be offered at these locations following the traditional extension location start and end dates. Classes will begin at these, and all extension locations, on January 24, 2015 and continue through May 10, 2015.

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Earn money by taking a smoking survey

Nov.17, 2014

Smoked lately? Interested in getting paid for a study whether you quit smoking or not?  The University of Rochester is offering our students up to $45 to participate in a new study. Click here for more information. https://redcap.urmc.rochester.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=uzInNVMiT9

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