For almost 6 million we could hire about 50 new faculty and move forward on the following 36 initiatives; all but 8 are direct workforce ready programs, sitting on the shelf for lack of funding and faculty:
- Grow the Medical Assistant program. There are more student applicants than can be accommodated.
- Develop a Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
- Develop Hearing Instrument Sciences/Specialist Program
- Develop an Ophthalmic Medical Technician Program
- Maintain and increase the capacity for nursing student enrollment
- Create more Nursing degrees
Arts and Theater
- Support new programs in Animation, Game Design, UX/UI Design, Web Development and Design
- Maintain 3D/Ceramics/Sculpture instruction and 2D/Printmaking
- Maintain degree programs in Acting, Technical Theater and Dance as well as the extensive Theater Production Program. NCC students and graduates have benefited from Broadway being only 30 miles away; alumni are extremely successful.
Science and Engineering
- Create new Baccalaureate Transfer degree program in Chemistry (AS) and support new Chemistry Tech program
- Maintain programs in computer repair technology, engineering science and electrical engineering technology which will stop without replacement of retiring faculty
- Create a two-year construction management degree with internship.
- Create micro-credential in planetarium presenter
- Create micro-credential, certificate and AS in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Create micro-credential, certificate and AS in environmental monitoring
- Develop a program in Aquaculture such as oyster farming.
- Expand American Sign Language Program.
Math, Computer Programming, and Internet Technology Services
- Create new Degree Program in Statistics ASA transfer program providing training for employment in companies requiring professionals trained in the handling and analysis of large data set
- Support programs in Networking and Cyber Security including creating a certificate program
Criminal Justice and Legal Studies
- Increase the diversity of our Criminal Justice program
- Develop a Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate
- Develop an AA/AS Degree in Pre-Law
History, Geography, and Political Science
- Create a Long Island History Institute with oral history interviews to be archived in the College Library
- Create and maintain an archival collection that will support the rich history of the campus, surrounding community and support future programming initiatives
- Hire a bilingual, bicultural full-time faculty member to teach Latino/a and Latin American literature courses (in translation).
- Hire more full-time faculty to meet the demand for first year composition.
Marketing and Administrative Business Technology
- Support two new degrees AS Marketing and AAS Sport Marketing. Work to connect the program with Coliseum
- Promote Entrepreneurship AOS degree and Certificate.
- Open a Small Business Development Center on campus. This could partner with the Small Business Administration and economic development agencies and play a key role in the economic development of the County by supporting existing and start-up businesses with advice, counseling, and training
- Create a credentialed program that provides business management in the cannabis industry (Note, SUNY has grant money earmarked for this new industry.)
Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
- Create an AS and a Certificate in Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling
- Create Anthropology and Archaeology micro-credentials
Psychology and Education
- Expand SUNY Teacher Education Transfer Program. (Note, SUNY has grant money earmarked for education given the statewide shortage of primary, secondary, and preschool teachers.)
- Create a Coaching Course/certificate that would help individuals become certified coaches.
Student Services and Admissions
- Replace Admissions retirements to boost enrollment
- Create a Latino/a student center to develop stronger connections to community and student organizations and to provide a range of student services to the Latino/a student population.
TOTAL Cost: $5,912,000
(56) New Instructors (6) Replacements (4) New TAs
Other initiatives to save students money and increase enrollment:
- Waive Application fee: about $376,462 (proposed 2022-2023 budget) to $500,000
- Waive Parking fee: about $525,000 (proposed 2022-2023 budget).