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Admissions

Program Entrance Requirements

In planning for a college education, it may be advisable for students to enroll in a college preparatory major before entering the major of his/her choice. The following tables document those courses required for entrance to each of the college majors. (Note: Candidates who lack mathematics and/or science courses required by certain departments, but who are otherwise qualified, may meet requirements by satisfactorily completing preparatory courses at Hudson Valley Community College.) Also, in order to maximize opportunity for academic success, students whose reading, writing or math skills are weak, as demonstrated on placement testing, will be advised to take developmental courses to strengthen those skills before taking related core courses for their major.

Admission to Hudson Valley Community College is open to students who have earned a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma (GED). The charts below list specific courses that are required for admission to ensure success in the individual program choice. Students who are interested in pursuing programs for which they are not currently prepared should consult with the Admissions Office for extended options that will provide necessary preparation.


School of Business

PROGRAM/DEGREE PROGRAM REQUIRMENTS ENTRY TERM SPECIAL NOTES H.S. AVERAGE
Accounting (Certificate)
ATC (0932)
Math I, algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Fall and Spring Bookkeeping and accounting courses recommended. 70 or above
Administrative Information Management and Technology (A.A.S.)
AIM (2214)
Math I, algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Fall and Spring Business and software courses recommended. 70 or above
Business-Accounting (A.A.S.)
ATG (0630)
Math I, algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Fall and Spring Bookkeeping and accounting courses recommended. 70 or above
Business Administration (A.A.S.)
BSA (0632)
Math I, algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Fall and Spring Transfer students are required to have a 2.0 GPA or higher in 4 courses applicable to the degree. Math entrance requirements may be waived if a student has successfully completed (a grade C or above) a higher level math. 70 or above
Business-Business Administration (A.S.)
BAD (0671)
Math I and II or 2 units of equivalent academic math (80 or above in each course) Fall and Spring Transfer students are required to have a 2.75 GPA or higher in 5 courses applicable to the degree. Math courses recommended. Math entrance requirements may be waived if a student has successfully completed (a grade C or above) a higher level math. 80 or above
Business-Marketing (A.A.S.)
MKT (0633)
Math I, algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Fall and Spring   70 or above
Computer Information Systems (A.A.S.)
CIS (0581)
Math I and II or 2 years of equivalent academic math (80 or above in each course) Fall and Spring Computer courses recommended.
Transfer students are required to have a 2.0 GPA or higher.
80 or above
Computer Information Systems (A.S.)
CSS (1171)
Math I and II or 2 years of equivalent academic math (80 or above in each course) Fall and Spring Computer courses recommended.
Transfer students are required to have a 2.0 GPA or higher.
Math entrance requirement may be waived if a student has successfully completed minimally MATH 150 College Algebra with Trigonometry with a grade of "C" or higher or by permission of department chair.
80 or above
Computer Information Systems: System and Network Administration (A.A.S.)
CSA (1750)
Math I and II or 2 years of equivalent academic math (80 or above in each course) Fall and Spring Computer courses recommended.
Transfer students are required to have a 2.0 GPA or higher.
80 or above
Computer Information Systems: Web Design and WWW Programming (A.A.S.)
CWW (1747)
Math I and II or 2 years of equivalent academic math (80 or above in each course) Fall and Spring Computer courses recommended.
Transfer students are required to have a 2.0 GPA or higher.
80 or above
Entrepreneurship (A.A.S.)
ETP (1362)
Math I, Algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Fall and Spring   70 or above
Entrepreneurship (Certificate)
ETC (1192)
Math I, Algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Fall and Spring   70 or above
Health Information Management and Technology (A.A.S.)
HIM (2215)
Math I, algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Fall and Spring Business and software courses recommended. 70 or above
Information Systems (Certificate)
ISC (1108)
Math I and II or 2 units of equivalent academic math (80 or above in each course) Fall and Spring   80 or above


School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies

PROGRAM/DEGREE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS ENTRY TERM SPECIAL NOTES H.S. AVERAGE
Advanced Manufacturing Technology (A.O.S.)
AMT (0490)
Math I, algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Fall only Additional math courses recommended. 70 or above
Architecture Technology (Certificate)
ARC (2371)
Math I and II or 2 units of equivalent academic math (70 or above in each course) Fall only   70 or above
Architectural Technology (A.A.S.)
ACT (0538)
Math I and II or 2 units of equivalent academic math (70 or above in each course) Fall only   70 or above
Automotive Management (A.A.S.)
AUM (2296)
Math I, algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Fall and Spring Need valid driver’s license. Special testing through program coordinator. 70 or above
Automotive Technical Services (A.O.S.)
ATS (0411)
Math I, algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Fall only Need valid driver's license. 70 or above
Automotive Technical Services-Autobody Repair (A.O.S.)
ABR (0453)
Math I, algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Fall only Need valid driver's license. 70 or above
Automotive Technical Services-Chrysler (A.O.S.)
CAP (1132)
Math I, algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Fall only Need valid driver's license.
Special testing through program coordinator.
70 or above
Civil Engineering Technology (A.A.S.)
CIV (0517)
Math I and II or 2 units of equivalent academic math (70 or above in each course) Fall and Spring Additional science, math, and mechanical drawing courses recommended. 70 or above
Computer Aided Drafting (Certificate)
CAC (0950)
1 unit of any math Fall only Interview with program coordinator is required. N/A
Construction (Certificate)
CNC (0924)
1 unit of any math (70 or above in the course) Fall only Carpentry capability recommended. 70 or above
Construction Technology-Building Construction (A.A.S.)
CON (0540)
Math I and II or 2 units of equivalent academic math (70 or above in each course) Fall and Spring   70 or above
Electrical Construction and Maintenance (A.O.S.)
ECM (0461)
1 unit of any math (70 or above in the course) Fall and Spring Additional math courses recommended. Spring entrance will require additional semesters to complete the program. 70 or above
Electrical Engineering Technology-Electronics (A.A.S.)
ELT (0699)
Math I and II or 2 units of equivalent academic math (70 or above in each course) Fall only Additional science, math, and mechanical drawing courses recommended. 70 or above
Electrical Technology: Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (A.A.S.)
SMT (1786)
Math I and II or 2 units of equivalent academic math (70 or above in each course) Fall only Additional science, math, and mechanical drawing courses recommended. 70 or above
Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technical Services (A.O.S.)
HRS (1590)
Math I, algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Fall and Spring Additional math courses recommended. Spring entrance will require additional semesters to complete the program. 70 or above
Mechanical Engineering Technology (A.A.S.)
MEC (0493)
Math I and II or 2 units of equivalent academic math (70 or above in each course) Fall only Additional math courses recommended. 70 or above
Overhead Electric Line Worker (Certificate)
LWC (2029)
1 unit of academic math (70 or above in the course) Fall only   70 or above
Photovoltaic Installation (Certificate)
PVC (1923)
1 unit of any math (70 or above in the course) Fall only Additional math courses recommended. 70 or above
Semiconductor Technology (Certificate)
SMC (2264)
PHYS 135 Technical Physics I, MATH 150 College Algebra & Trigonometry, MATH 165 Basic Calculus with Analytic Geometry (Formerly MATH 151), ELET 100 Electricity I, ELET 101 Electricity II, ELET 105 Electronics I & ELET 215 Operational Amplifiers Fall and Spring Applicants to this program must have completed the required courses or equivalent or by permission of department chair. N/A
Telecommunications Technology - Verizon (A.A.S.)
TLB (1022)
Verizon associates only. Math I and II or 2 units of equivalent academic math Fall only Required ASSET Placement Test Scores: Reading-35, Writing-34, Numerical Skills-34, Algebra-34. N/A
Wind Technician (Certificate)
WTC (2212)
Applicant must be a HVCC Electrical Construction and Maintenance graduate or graduate of an academically equivalent program, or by assessment and approval of the department chairperson. Fall only   N/A


School of Health Sciences

PROGRAM/DEGREE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS ENTRY TERM SPECIAL NOTES H.S. AVERAGE
Bereavement Studies (Certificate)
BVC (2180)
None Fall and Spring Social science electives recommended. N/A
Dental Assisting (Certificate)
DAC (1353)
None Fall only CPR certification for health professionals (adult, child and infant CPR).  
Dental Hygiene (A.A.S.)
DHY (0545)
Math I, biology and chemistry w/lab. College-level chemistry (4) credits with a “C” grade or higher (75 or above for Regents or 85 or above for non-Regents in each course) Fall only (Application Deadline-Feb. 1st) Additional science courses with “C” or better preferred. All college-level science courses will be counted toward the Dental Hygiene selective admission process. College chemistry course must have been taken within the past 5 years and must include organic, inorganic, and biochemistry with lab. All college level science courses must be taken within 5 years. Regents Diploma: 75 or above or Non-Regents Diploma: 85 or above
Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Certificate)
MSC (1018)
Must have a minimum of an associates degree in an allied health program which requires hospital based patient care experience with a 2.5 cumulative average or a bachelor’s degree with a 2.5 cumulative average and a minimum of 400 hours of hospital-based patient care experience including 40 hours in department.

All candidates applying must have a minimum of a “C” or higher in the additional college level entrance requirements.
Fall only College level courses mandated: 8 credits human anatomy and physiology; 3 credits algebra, statistics or higher level; 4 credits physics and/or radiographic physics; 3 credits English such as composition or public speaking.

Allied health programs may include: Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Therapy, RN, OTA, PTA, MD or DO.
N/A
Echocardiography (Certificate)
ECO (1096)
(same as Diagnostic Medical Sonography requirements above) Fall only College level courses mandated: 8 credits human anatomy and physiology; 3 credits algebra, statistics or higher level; 4 credits physics and/or radiographic physics; 3 credits English such as composition or public speaking.

Allied health programs may include: Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Therapy, RN, OTA, PTA, MD or DO.
N/A
Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (A.A.S.)
EMS (1293)
Math I, algebra, or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) and biology Fall and Spring Information session with coordinator of program is required. N/A
Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (Certificate)
PAR (1332)
Candidates must hold current NYS EMT Card, have one year of EMT experience and information session with coordinator of program is required. Fall only
Spring (exceptions as noted)
Exceptions for spring admission require department chairperson or program director permission. Permission may be granted for students who:
  • have sufficient transfer credit or life experience credit.
  • wish to lighten subsequent fall courseload.
Contact the department for specific details.
N/A
Invasive Cardiovascular Technology (A.A.S.)
CVT (2010)
Math I and II or 2 units of equivalent academic math, Biology and Chemistry with labs (70 or above in each course) Fall only American Heart Association basic life support certification - Course C for Health Care Providers Regents Diploma: 75 or above or Non-Regents Diploma: 85 or above
Mortuary Science (A.A.S.)
MTS (0599)
Math I, algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math, biology and chemistry w/labs (70 or above in each course) Fall and Spring Social science electives recommended. 70 or above
Nursing (A.A.S.)
NUR (0622)
(Full-time) day
Math I, algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math, biology and chemistry w/labs (75 or above for Regents or 85 or above for non-Regents in each course) Fall only Physics preferred, CPR certificate required for clinical courses. Grade of "B" required in non-credit bearing courses. Grade of "C" required in credit bearing math and science courses. Regents Diploma: 75 or above or Non-Regents Diploma: 85 or above
Nursing (A.A.S.)
NIR (1546)
(Part-time) evening
Math I, algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math, biology and chemistry w/labs (75 or above for Regents or 85 or above for non-Regents in each course) Fall only Physics preferred, CPR certificate required for clinical courses. Grade of "B" required in non-credit bearing courses. Grade of "C" required in credit bearing math and science courses. Regents Diploma: 75 or above or Non-Regents Diploma: 85 or above
Polysomnography ( A.A.S.)
PSG (2298)
Math I and II or 2 units of equivalent academic math, biology and chemistry w/labs (70 or above in each course) Fall only   70 or above
Radiologic Technology (A.A.S.)
XRY (0628)
Math I and II or 2 units of equivalent academic math, biology and chemistry or physics w/labs (75 or above for Regents exam or 85 or above for non-Regents in each course) Fall only (Application Deadline-Feb. 1st) Additional math and science recommended. Grade of "B" required in non-credit bearing courses. Grade of "C" required in credit bearing math and science courses. Regents Diploma: 75 or above or Non-Regents Diploma: 85 or above
Respiratory Care ( A.A.S.)
RES (0440)
Math I and II or 2 units of equivalent academic math, biology and chemistry w/labs (75 or above for Regents or 85 or above for non-Regents in each course) Fall only Additional math and science recommended. Grade of "B" required in non-credit bearing courses. Grade of "C" required in credit bearing math and science courses. Regents Diploma: 75 or above or Non-Regents Diploma: 85 or above


School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

PROGRAM/DEGREE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS ENTRY TERM SPECIAL NOTES H.S. AVERAGE
Animal Advocacy (Certificate)
AAC (2262)
1 unit of academic math Fall and Spring Social Science, humanities and lab sciences courses recommended. 70 or above
Biological Sciences (A.S.)
BSC (1554)
Math I, II and III or 3 units of equivalent academic math, biology, chemistry (80 or above in each course) Fall and Spring Physics recommended. 80 or above
Biotechnology (A.S.)
BIO (1211)
Math I, II and III or 3 units of equivalent academic math, biology, chemistry (80 or above in each course) Fall and Spring Physics recommended. 80 or above
Biotechnology (Certificate)
BIC (1859)
A minimum of 40 credits in college-level science and mathematics comprised of at least:
8 credits of chemistry at the level of CHEM 110/111 or higher,
6-8 credits of mathematics at the level of MATH 150 or higher,
8 credits of physics at the level of PHYS 140/141 or higher,
16-18 credits of biology at the level of BIOL 150/151 or higher.
Fall and Spring    
Broadcast Communications (A.A.S.)
BCC (1597)
1 unit of any math Fall only Interview with The New School required. 70 or above
Chemical Dependency Counseling (A.A.S.)
CDC (1070)
None Fall and Spring   70 or above
Criminal Investigation (A.A.S.)
CRI (1934)
1 unit of academic math Fall and Spring A 2.0 GPA is required for transfer students and major changes. 70 or above
Criminal Justice (A.A.S.)
CRJ (1100)
1 unit of any math Fall and Spring Social science, humanities and lab sciences courses recommended. 70 or above
Criminal Justice (A.S.)
CJA (1100)
2 units of academic math Fall and Spring Social Science, humanities and lab sciences courses recommended. 85 or above
Digital Media (A.S.)
DGM (1599)
Math I and II or 2 units of equivalent academic math, and 1 unit of any lab science (70 or above in each course) Fall and Spring Strongly recommend Math III, biology, chemistry and physics. High School art courses recommended. 70 or above
Digital Media (Certificate)
DMC (1514)
Math I and II or 2 units of equivalent academic math, and 1 unit of any lab science (70 or above in each course) Fall Strongly recommend Math III, biology, chemistry and physics. High School art courses recommended. 70 or above
Disabilities Studies (Certificate)
DSC (0052)
None Fall and Spring    
Early Childhood (A.A.S.)
ECD (1327)
Math I or 1 unit of equivalent academic math Fall and Spring A 2.0 GPA is required for transfer. Additional social science or humanities recommended. 70 or above
Engineering Science (A.S.)
ENS (0530)
Math I, II, III and Math 12 or 4 units of equivalent academic math, chemistry and physics w/labs. (90 or above in each course) Fall and Spring For high school students: additional math recommended.
For transfer students or HVCC students changing curriculum: "B" or higher in MATH 180 Calculus I and one of either CHEM 110 General Chemistry I, CHEM 120 Chemistry I or PHYS 150 Physics I or "C" or higher in (all three) MATH 180, CHEM 110 or CHEM 120, and PHYS 150. Equivalent courses are acceptable.
90 or above
Environmental Science (A.S.)
ESC (1016)
Math I, II and III or 3 units of equivalent academic math, biology and chemistry (80 or above in each course) Fall and Spring   80 or above
Fine Arts (A.S.)
FAR (0664)
Math I and II or 2 units of equivalent academic math, and 1 unit of any lab science (70 or above in each course) Fall and Spring Strongly recommend Math III, biology, chemistry and physics. High school art courses recommended. 70 or above
Forensic Science Studies (A.S.)
FSS (1666)
Math I, II and III or 3 units of equivalent academic math, Regents chemistry Fall and Spring Students transferring in from other institutions and other Hudson Valley programs who wish to be admitted to the program will be required to have a minimum GPA of 2.5. An interview with Department Chairperson is required for current Hudson Valley Community College students. 78 or above
Health Sciences (Certificate)
HEC (2259)
1 unit of academic math, 1 unit of science (70 or above in each course) Fall and Spring   70 or above
Human Services (A.S.)
HSS (1175)
None Fall and Spring   N/A
Individual Studies (A.A. and A.S.)
INS (0688)
None Fall and Spring   N/A
Individual Studies Online (A.A. and A.S.)
IND (1651)
None Fall and Spring   N/A
Liberal Arts & Sciences - Adolescence Education (Teacher Education Transfer) (A.S.)
ADE (1804)
Math I and II or 2 units of equivalent academic math and 1 unit of any lab science Fall and Spring Students seeking concentrations in math, biology, chemistry, earth Science and physics must meet prerequisites for math and science courses as listed in the concentration. 78 or above
Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science (A.A.)
LAR (1120)
Math I and II or 2 units of equivalent academic math and 1 unit of any lab science (70 or above in each course) Fall and Spring Strongly recommend Math III, biology, chemistry and physics. Courses of study in: behavioral and social sciences, foreign studies, journalism, political science and other specialized areas. 70 or above
Liberal Arts and Science: Mathematics and Science (A.S.)
MAS (0645)
Math I, II and III or 3 units of equivalent academic math, biology, chemistry and/or physics (85 or above in each course) Fall and Spring For high school students: strongly recommend Math 12, courses of study in: biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, math and physics.
For transfer students or HVCC students changing curriculum: "B" or higher in MATH 160 Precalculus, and one of either CHEM 110 General Chemistry I, CHEM 120 Chemistry I, BIOL 150 General Biology I, PHYS 140 General Physics I or PHYS 150 Physics I or "C" or higher in MATH 160, and two of either CHEM 110, CHEM 120, BIOL 150, PHYS 140 or PHYS 150. Equivalent courses are acceptable.
85 or above
Physical Education Studies (A.A.)
PES (1485)
1 unit of any math, including GED math and 1 unit of any science Fall and Spring Strongly recommend high school biology. 70 or above
Physical Sciences (A.S.)
PHS (2213)
Math I, II and III or 3 units of equivalent academic math, biology, chemistry (85 or above in each course) Fall and Spring Physics is recommended 85 or above
Public Administration Studies (A.A.S.)
PAD (0692)
1 unit of any math Fall and Spring Humanities, lab science and social science courses recommended. 70 or above
Teaching Assistant (Certificate)
TAC (1330)
Math I or 1 unit of equivalent academic math Fall and Spring A 2.0 GPA is required for transfer students. 70 or above
Theatre Arts (A.S.)
THR (0695)
Math I and II or 2 units of equivalent academic math and 1 unit of any lab science (70 or above in each course) Fall and Spring Strongly recommend Math III, Biology, and involvement or experience with theatre activities. 70 or above