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Engineering Science Transfer (EST)
Program Course Descriptions


CHE103 General Chemistry 1
Pre:Communication Proficiency or PSAT Evidence based Reading and Writing of 550 or above (taken in 2016 or later), or, SAT Evidenced based Reading and Writing of 550 or above (taken in 2016 or later), or ACT English of 22 or above and CEAR 82 or above, or PSAT Math 560 or above or SATM 530 or above (if taken prior to 2016) or SATM 560 or above or ACT 24 or above or MAT 003 or MAT 062 or MAT 094 or MAT 131 or MAT 135 with a C or better or Math Module 12.
This is a descriptive and quantitative general chemistry course designed for science and engineering majors. Topics include: introduction to measurement/significant figures/dimensional analysis/classification of matter, atomic structure/naming ionic and covalent compounds/nuclear processes, stoichiometry including molarity and balancing chemical equations, ionic equations including precipitation, acid-base, and oxidation-reduction reactions, gas laws, thermochemistry, quantum theory/electronic configurations/periodicity, chemical bonding/Lewis structures/resonance/valence bond/hybridization and molecular orbital theory (introductory), molecular geometry (VSEPR)/electronegativity, and other topics as needed. Laboratory work reinforces lecture concepts, and is intended to give students hands-on experience that will help them understand, appreciate, and apply chemical concepts. Fulfills open, liberal arts, and laboratory science electives. (3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of lab per week)
CMP101 Composition 1
Pre: Placement exam score
Emphasis is on developing skills of writing, reading, analytical thinking, and research. Students are introduced to thought provoking ideas in readings from a variety of disciplines and learn to organize material, analyze ideas, and produce clear writing. Fulfills open and liberal arts electives.
EGS102 Introduction to Engineering
MAT251 Calculus 1
Pre: MAT152 with 'C' or better, or CPT/CEAR of 82 or higher and CPT/CCMR of 56 or higher
A study of differential calculus. Topics include: functions, limits, differentiation of algebraic, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, applications including related rates, curve sketching and optimization problems. Fulfills open, liberal arts, and mathematics electives. (4 hours of lecture per week)
PHY201 Physics 1: Mechanics
Pre: Communications Proficiency, MAT152 w/'C' or better, Physics at HS or College
Co: MAT 251
Calculus-based physics course for students of science and engineering. The general subject covered is mechanics. Topics include: vectors, accelerated motion, Newton's laws of motion, work and energy, momentum, and rotational kinematics and dynamics. Fulfills open, liberal arts, and with PHY 202 or PHY 301 or PHY 302, laboratory science sequence electives. (3 hours of lecture, 2 hours of lab per we
CMP102-150 Composition 2 Elective
Pre: CMP101
Emphasis is on the principles and practices of newspaper writing, editing and the publication of printed media, typography, copyfitting, headline writing, and photo journalism. Two lectures and one writing lab are scheduled each week. The work may include writing for college or community publications. Fulfills open, liberal arts, composition 2, and humanities electives.
CPS101 Computer Science 1 (Java 1)
Pre: MAT151 with a C or better or CCMR score of 40 or above and Communications Proficiency
This course is an introduction to computer programming through the use of the Java programming language. The range of topics includes fundamentals of Java, creation of Java programs, the development and testing environments, Java application programming, and applet programming with web applications, data types, control structures, arrays (single and multidimensional), and an introduction to objects, classes and methods. Emphasis will be on object- oriented design and programming skills. Topics will be reinforced through exercises in writing programs for varied applications. Fulfills open, liberal arts and computer language electives. Students entering this course should be able to use the Windows Interface to locate, create, and manipulate files, and folders. (4 lecture hours per week)
MAT252 Calculus 2
Pre: MAT251 with 'C' or better
A continuation of the study of calculus. Topics include: the antiderivative, the definite integral, applications of the definite integral, methods of integration, numerical integration methods, hyperbolic functions, improper integrals, sequences, infinite series and power series. Fulfills open, liberal arts, and mathematics electives. (4 hours of lecture per week)
PHY222 Physical Properties of Matter
MAT301 Calculus 3
Pre: MAT252 with 'C' or better
Topics include: analytic geometry of the conic sections, polar coordinates and parametric equations; vectors and curves in 2-space and 3-space surfaces, partial derivative, multiple integrals and applications. Fulfills open, liberal arts and mathematics electives. (4 hours of lecture per week)
PHY203 Physics 2: Electricity and Magnetism
HUM-ELECTIVE Humanities Elective(s)
or  SS-ELECTIVE Social Science Elective(s)
EGS-ELECTIVE Engineering Elective(s)
EGS-ELECTIVE Engineering Elective(s)
EGS-ELECTIVE Engineering Elective(s)
MAT302 Differential Equations
Pre: MAT252 with "C" or better
Differential equations of first order and linear equations of second order, operators, engineering applications, successive approximations, interpolation and numerical integration. Fourier series, gamma and bessel functions and infinite series solutions to differential equations are covered. Fulfills open, liberal arts, and mathematics electives. (4 hours of lecture per week)
North Shore Community College reserves the right to make changes in courses, program requirements, policies, and regulations as circumstances dictate. There is no guarantee that any listed course will be offered in any given semester.
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