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Computer Information Systems Program Overview

Posted by Colangelo, Kenneth A - August 21, 2014 - server

Computer Information Systems Program Overview

Associate in Science Degrees
Computer Information Systems
Computer Programming
Network Administration
Honors Program:
Computer Science/Mathematics

Network Administration
Computer Programming
Microcomputer Processing

Take advantage of high demand for employees in the rapidly-growing computer information systems fields. Programs are developed in response to industry needs, with career opportunities in networking, programming, technical support, systems analysis and more.
Degree Programs
At Tunxis, we understand that Computer Information Systems means many things to many people. Our three degree options give you the flexibility to make your choices, meet your needs, and achieve your goals.
Computer Information Systems
This degree will provide you with the maximum flexbility and marketability. In addition to our core courses, students will take both programming and applications electives and directed electives of their choice. Students who complete this degree will have a variety of career options open to them.
Computer Programming Option
Designed for the problem-solver whose goal is to work as a programmer. Students will take courses in a variety of today’s programming languages, including C++, Visual Basic, and Java.
Network Administration Option
This degree is designed for the student who wants to work as a network administrator or technical support person. Students will work with a variety of network operating systems and will learn how to problem solve in a network business environment.
Honors Computer Science/Mathematics Program
The Honors Computer Science/Mathematics associate in science degree at Tunxis Community College transfers seamlessly to Central Connecticut State University.
After two years at Tunxis, students who continue on to pursue a bachelor’s degree start preparing for entry-level careers as software engineers or math teachers.
Under the provisions of an approved articulation agreement with Central Connecticut State University, graduates of Tunxis Community College with a grade point average of 2.7 or better may enter CCSU’s School of Arts and Sciences at the junior level and apply all of their credits toward bachelor of science degrees in Computer Science Honors Program, Computer Science Alternative Program, or Mathematics for Secondary Teaching Certification.*
It is also appropriate for those who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Theoretical Math at Central. The CCSU Computer Science Honors program is fully accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Board(CCSAB), now the Computing Accreditation Commission(CAC) of ABET, Inc.
Honors Program Graduates Receive Guaranteed Admission to these Central Connecticut State University Bachelor of Science Degree Programs
B.S. in Computer Science These programs prepare students for careers in the fast-growing occupation of software engineering.
B.S. in Computer Science Honors Accreditated by ABET, Inc. B.S. in Computer Science/Alternative Program
B.S. in Mathematics for Secondary Teaching Certification* For those who plan to teach high school mathematics. *Requires admission to CCSU School of Education.
B.S. in Theoretical Mathematics Designed for students who would like to pursue careers in actuarial science or statistical analysis.
About ABET Accreditation
Central Connecticut State University is one of only a handful of colleges in Connecticut that offers an ABET-accredited computer science program.
Certificate Programs
Are you looking to change career paths? Enter the workforce quickly? Upgrade your skill set? The CIS program at Tunxis has three certificate programs to meet your needs.
Computer Programming Certificate
Provides the skills to solve problems in business, science, and mathematics utilizing object-oriented methodology and graphical user interface design. This certificate can lead to entry-level programming positions using C++, Visual Basic and /or Java.
Network Administration Certificate
Provides the skills in the areas of network design, local and wide area networks, network operating systems and networking administration. This certificate responds to the growing importance of networking in the business world.
Microcomputer Processing Certificate
Provides training in basic microcomputer applications such as word processing, spreadsheet applications, database applications and presentation graphics, as well as in networking and the Internet. Certificate can lead to entry-level positions in desktop support services including help desk and training positions, entry-level software maintenance, or entry-level network operating system support.

Computer Information System Courses
Introduction to Computers
Programming Logic and Design with Visual Basic
Operating Systems
Network Essentials
Web Design and Development
Database Design
Systems Analysis and DesignUnix/Linux System Administration
Network Security
Fundamentals C++ Programming
Java Programming
Visual Basic Programming
Coop Ed/Work Experience
Contact Us
Professor Mahendra Shah
Computer Information Systems
Microsoft IT Academy
mshah@tunxis.eduProfessor John Kriscenski
Computer Information Systems

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Physical Therapist Assistant Program Overview

Posted by Colangelo, Kenneth A - August 15, 2014 - server

Physical Therapist Assistant

Associate in Science Degree

In additon to performing physical therapy interventions under the direction and supervision of the physical therapist, the PTA performs physical measures, documents the patient’s response to treatment, and provides education and support to patients and their families. Candidates for this career must truly enjoy working closely with people and studying science courses such as Anatomy and Physiology. To keep pace with the vast changes occurring in today’s health care system the successful PTA should have a lifelong commitment to continued learning and development.
As science and technology advance and the population of the U.S. continues to grow and age, the demand for trained health professionals is projected to steadily increase. Physical therapy offers exciting career opportunities.
 Work as a PTA might include performing physical therapy with patients in:
• A hospital after a hip replacement, injuries from trauma or cancer
• A school system with children who are disabled or need special attention
• A private office for orthopedic or sports-related rehabilitation
• Home health agencies following the transition home for recovery from a disability
• Industrial settings for the recovery from work injuries
• A rehabilitation hospital or nursing home following a hip fracture or stroke
About the Program
The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association. In keeping with the mission of the Connecticut Community Colleges, the Physical Therapist Assistant Program is committed to a high standard of scholarship as it educates students with the theory, knowledge and clinical skills essential to the physical therapist assistant. The multi-college consortium structure drives our emphasis on technology and communication to facilitate learning in the classroom and the clinic, as the program endeavors to educate students who:
• Strive for excellence as physical therapist assistants
• Are committed to high ethical standards
• Appreciate and value racial, social and cultural diversity
• Are invested in community improvement
• Engage in lifelong learning
This two-year, full-time program is designed for the optimal use of clinical and educational resources across Connecticut and is offered through a collaborative arrangement among the following Connecticut Community Colleges: Capital, Housatonic, Manchester, Naugatuck Valley, Northwestern CT and Tunxis. The
program is based at the Naugatuck Valley campus which offers specialized physical therapy courses and labs.
This is an intensive full-time curriculum that requires additional practice time on campus and a commitment to the learning process. To facilitate success in the program, students are strongly encouraged to work less than 20 hours per week of employment.
Admissions Requirements
Students may apply for admission to the PTA program at only one of the consortium colleges. The PTA program is a selective admissions program that begins in January for each year. The deadline for applying to the Physical Therapist Assistant program is October 15 for admission the following Spring term.
Students interested in applying to the PTA program must submit a PTA program application in addition to the Tunxis Community College application for admission. Students must take the College Placement Tests.
Coursework in Intermediate Algebra, and Chemistry or Physics with a lab component must be completed within five years of the application date with a grade of “C” or better. All applicants must complete within five years of the application deadline a 4-credit college-level Anatomy and Physiology I course with a minimum grade of “C”. Students enrolled in Anatomy and Physiology I during the Fall semester, who have met all other criteria, may be offered conditional acceptance to the program based on achieving a grade of “C” at the end of the semester.
Additional requirements, including the ability to perform common physical therapy functions, can be obtained by contacting the Program Director. Students are responsible for supplemental program expenses above tuition and fees including books, appropriate internship attire and transportation.
Core Courses

Required Prerequisite
Anatomy and Physiology l
1st Semester Spring
Anatomy and Physiology ll
General Psychology I
Introduction to Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy for Function
Summer Semester
Introduction to Physical Therapy Clinic
2nd Semester Fall
Literature & Composition
Physical Agents in Physical Therapy
Kinesiology for Rehabilitation
Mathematics Elective
Interpersonal Communication or
Public Speaking
3rd Semester Spring
Therapeutic Exercise
Pathophysiology for Rehabilitation
PTA in the Healthcare Arena
Arts/Humanities Elective
Social Science Elective
4th Semester Fall
Physical Therapy Seminar
PTA Internship II
PTA Internship III

Contact Us
Diana Himmel, RDH, M.S.
Professor and Department Chair of Allied Health
Admissions Office
Visit the Allied Health website.

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Criminal Justice Program Overview

Posted by Colangelo, Kenneth A - August 15, 2014 - Supreme_Court2

Criminal Justice Program Overview
Associate in Science Degree
Options in:
Drug and Alcohol Treatment

The Criminal Justice program is designed to instill students with a love of learning, a sensitivity to civic responsibility and community service, and an appreciation for human rights in a multicultural society.
A Rewarding Career
Law enforcement is among the areas of study in high demand identified by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). According to a 2005 AACC survey, law enforcement was the second most sought-after program among colleges surveyed.
At Tunxis, you will gain skills needed to move ahead in the field of criminal justice. Our graduates are employed in many agencies nationwide, including U.S. Border Patrol; Federal Protection Service; U.S. Secret Service; Uniform Division; U.S. Bureau of Prisons; CT Department of Correction; CT State Police; and many local Police Departments.
Associate in Science Degree
Students gain the skills and knowledge to effectively and efficiently perform the duties of entry-level criminal justice personnel.
Core Courses and Electives
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Introduction to Corrections
Evidence and Criminal Procedures
Practicum in Criminal Justice
Juvenile Delinquency
Criminal Law I
Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
Introduction to Security
Introduction to Law Enforcement
Police and the Community
Survey of Drugs of Abuse
Criminal Justice Supervision and Administration
Probation Practices and Policies
Criminal Investigation
Fraud Investigation
Associate Degree in Science Criminal Justice: Corrections Option
Helps prepare graduates to effectively and efficiently perform entry-level correctional personnel duties.
Core Courses
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Introduction to Corrections
Community Based Corrections
Evidence & Criminal Procedures
Correctional Administration
Practicum in Corrections
Juvenile Delinquency
Institutional Treatment of the Offender
Jessica Waterhouse, M.A.
Criminal Justice Professor and Program Coordinator

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IT Department Staff

Posted by Steven Mead - July 14, 2014 -

IT Department Staff

Robert Wahl
Director of Information Technology

Peter Haffner
Assistant Director of Information Technology

Steven Mead
Coordinator of Academic Information Technology

Luis Neves
IT Analyst 2

Obed Delancy
IT Analyst 2

Susan Rogowski
IT Analyst 2

David Wright
IT Technician

Daren Casey
IT Analyst 2

Robert Lavin
IT Technician II

Karen Okenquist
Administrative Assistant

IT HelpDesk

Department Function: The Information Technology Staff provides support for both academic and administrative users. Our goal is to make the use of College computers and software as trouble-free as possible. Users are encouraged to report problems to our Help Desk at 255.3470 so that an IT HelpDesk associate or staff member can help them resolve it promptly.


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Help Desk

Posted by James Revillini - February 22, 2011 -


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