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Fall Credit Courses for Port Jervis Site are Announced

SUNY Orange announces nine credit courses will be offered in the evenings this Fall at the Sarfatti Education Center, with topics ranging from marketing, security, business, English, math, health and education to be available.

Classes begin on Monday, Aug. 27. Modest scholarships are available for students attending the Port Jervis site.

The newly renovated Sarfatti Education Center is located at 150 Pike St. in Port Jervis. Parking at the rear of the building is accessible via West Broome Street and the classrooms are located just off the parking lot.

For more information, contact the SUNY Orange Admissions Office at (845) 341-4050 or visit

Course Descriptions

Principles of Marketing (Monday, 6:00-8:45 p.m.), 3 credits
The thrust of this course is the “marketing concept” which stresses the organization’s first goal: customer satisfaction. Students use a systems approach to integrate the major marketing areas such as: marketing plan, marketing research, consumer buying behavior, product/service concepts, promotion, ethics and social responsibility. Marketing applications are developed through the strategic marketing process, which identifies the target market and its support of the marketing mix. Student exercises include customer service and Internet projects.

United States History 1 (Monday, 6:00-8:45 p.m.), 3 credits
This course studies the political, intellectual, economic and cultural development of the United States from earliest colonial settlements to the Civil War. Topics include the Puritan mind, regional cultural patterns, the evolution of constitutional law, the struggle for independence, the Hamiltonian and Jeffersonian perspectives, expansion, slavery, and the Civil War.

Industrial and Private Security (Monday, 7:00-9:45 p.m.), 3 credits
This course provides an overview of industrial and private security systems. The methods, procedures and techniques that are utilized in the area of private security are studied and reviewed. Security issues such as loss prevention, disaster preparation, accident control, identity theft, cyber security, fire prevention, business continuity and homeland security are discussed and evaluated. The course provides an in depth analysis and definition relative to the organizational structure of security organizations, proprietary organizations, and contract organizations. Security problems at the industrial, retail and government level are analyzed and assessed. Students who complete this course will be eligible to apply for the New York State Security Guard Registration Card. Once obtained, this card will allow the student to seek employment as a licensed Security Guard in New York State.

Substance Abuse and Health (Tuesday, 5:00-7:50 p.m.) 3 credits
An introduction to substance abuse that considers the physiological and psychological aspects of licit and illicit recreational drugs. Students develop an understanding of the importance and limitations of prescriptive medication.

Freshman English 1 (Tuesday/Thursday, 4:00-6:50 p.m.), 3 credits
This initial course in the Freshman English sequence introduces students to college-level writing and revision, Reading and class discussion center on the formal and informal essay. Research essay is required. Students who have placed into any developmental reading or writing courses must complete them before taking Freshman English 1. This course also includes a weekly one-hour support module that occurs from 6 to 6:50 p.m.

Introduction to Business (Wednesday, 6:00-8:45 p.m.), 3 credits
In this analysis of current business practices, the following topics are examined: impact of technology on businesses, economic systems, forms of ownership, social responsibility, management and organization, finance, marketing, human resources, information management and international business. Topical issues and cases are used to reinforce terminology and concepts.

Fundamentals of Algebra (Wednesday, 6:00-8:45 p.m.)
Designed for students who need a review of beginning algebra. Topics include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of signed numbers, solutions of linear equations and inequalities, exponents, combining polynomials, literal equations, and applications of linear equations. Students learn to develop skills in reading of mathematics.

Elementary Algebra (Wednesday, 6:00-8:45 p.m.), 3 credits
Topics include operations on polynomials and rational expressions, laws of exponents, factoring, graphing of linear equations and inequalities, and systems of equations. A knowledge of operations on signed numbers and solutions to linear equations is required. Emphasis is placed on developing the skills necessary for further study of algebra.

Mandated Training for Educators (Thursday, 6:00-7:50; Aug. 27 through Oct. 16), 1 credit
This course provides training in both the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment, and in-school violence prevention and intervention. Intended primarily for school administrators, teachers, instructional aides and child care professionals. Other mandated reporter categories for whom this course may apply include: all health practitioners, EMTs, foster parents, social workers, law enforcement, probation and parole officers, film and photographic print processors, clergy, firefighters, animal control and humane society officers, child visitation monitors, and others. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive State Education Department Certificate forms for use in documenting their satisfactory course work.

Mike Albright