staff profile Continued from previous page. Pathways to Achievement, Completion, Career & Transfer ACADEMIC MAP START here SEMESTER 1 – FALL ENG 101 – English Composition I Behavioral/Social Science Elective – Recommended: SOC 101 – Intro to Sociology 15 o FINISH 717 Liberal Arts and Sciences – English / Literature Concentration Associate in Arts 1 CREDITS 3 3 3 3 3 15 MILESTONE COMPLETED Milestone Courses should be taken in the order shown. This will help you stay on track and graduate on time. Make Your Summer Matter. Summer is a great time to take some elective courses and get ahead. Pa you ich area ure of wh e courses are uns ). If you jor. You will tak thematics ma g and Ma er of a STEM Engineerin semest thematics hnology, d as the first e or ma to four-year , scienc er ience, Tec are intende scientists igned to transf transfer STEM (Sc ays ineers, er grams in ces. The pathw to be eng rees are all des rk and also off rity. 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ENG 102 – English Composition II, Introduction to Literature ENG 143 – British Literature Survey –or– ENG 160 – American Literature I Laboratory science Humanities Elective – Recommended: HUM 102 – Intro to the Humanities History Sequence – Recommended: Course 2: HST 131 – History of World Civilization after 1500 SEMESTER 3 – FALL 3 TOTAL CREDITS Career and Transfer Outlook MILESTONE COMPLETED CREDITS 3 3 3 3 3-4 STAR T here ENG 160 – American Literature I –or– ENG 143 – British Literature Survey ENG 140 – World Literature I –or–ENG 141 World Literature II –or– ENG 161 – American Literature II Humanities Elective – Recommended first course in World Language sequence Literature Elective COMPLE TED • UMass Lowell requires the Lab Science Option for the Liberal Arts and Science Degree: one science course must be a lab science and can be a non-lab science. • UMass Lowell requires a one semester survey of British Literature while Salem State requires two literature courses from different time periods (a two semester sequence such as, American Literature I and II or World Literature I and II). • UMass Lowell requires four semesters of a World Languages for Literature majors, so students planning to transfer to UMass Lowell are encouraged to complete at least two semesters of the same language as electives before transferring. Salem State does not have a language requirement for English majors. “The pitfalls we want to help students avoid are wasting time and money,” said Wint. “We don’t want them to take courses that do not fall into their academic plan. If they are spending additional time and money, it will impact their future life and career goals – and we have a responsibility to help them achieve those goals.” While some of the student-advising tools employed by Middlesex may seem simple, Wint said, they can have a profound impact on student success. These efforts reflect a tremendous level of commitment from the administration, faculty and professional staff that is not seen everywhere. Program , s, tal clas elopmen rses. in any dev stering for cou placed regi e been before If you hav advisor t see an you mus Techno COMPLE TED 1 SEMESTER ENG 101 MAT 177 IDS 101 – Eng lish Com pos ition s r Exp erie nce I logy MILESTONE CREDITS 3 3 1 1 1 4 3 TOTA L CRED ITS 16 Lab Science 2 –or– Non-Lab Science Elective Science , Engine erin ath g, or M CREDITS 3 MILESTONE SEMESTER 4 – SPRING Literature –or– Humanities Elective 4 TOTAL CREDITS 15-16 CREDITS 3 3 3 3 3 TOTAL CREDITS 15 MILESTONE COMPLETED – Stat istic Humanities Elective – Recommended : Second course in World Language sequence Non-Lab Science Elective –or– Math elective* if second Lab Science option chosen in semester 3 1 I 4 SEMESTER Com pos ition – Eng lish er ENG 101 1 ulus or high – Pre- Calc MAT 195 1 nce r Exp erie Firs t Yea – IDS 101 1 Exp lora tion – Care er IDS 135 4 tion s nce Exp lora & Scie – STE M inee ring IDS 115 3 try for Eng Che mis – Gen eral 17 CHE 151 L CRED ITS TOTA iety cs and Soc 101 – Ethi ience, ETH in a Sc gram er Pro major on to Transf nue tics Conti thema or Ma eering Engin – Firs t Yea – Care IDS 135 tion er Exp lora s Exp lora tion 1 Che mis try and Soc iety Elective Elective IDS 115 – STE M CHE 131 ETH – Coll ege cs 101 – Ethi a jor in to ma nue on Program Conti logy Techno You’ve FINISHED! Forens ics To learn more, call us at or visit 1-800-818-3434 middlesex community college • lowell campus, 33 kearney square • bedford campus, 591 springs road Physica l Scien ce ce Biotec hnology Techni cian Digital D chnolog Comp Mathem Health mental Environ Science g Science eering mputer Development Engin gineerin Co e ical En Softwar Mechan Science ring Secure eering ginee Engin atics nvironm Civil/E ental En at 1- 80 ca ll us mo re, uter Sc ience ien Life Sc Engin eering Tech - CA nology Informa tion Te y - Cybe rsecurit y rn To lea By selecting one of these seven broad Pathways Maps, he explained, students can stay on track and complete core courses required by all the programs in that pathway, while they’re still choosing a specific major program of study. middle sex co mmun ity co llege • lowe us, ll camp 0- 81 8- 34 34 w or vis it w w. m id dl es s. ed ex .m as d camp u 1 sp 33 kear ney sq uare or • bedf us, 59 road rings “We look at national best practices, but what is important is that we do this in a Middlesex voice,” he said. “Everything we do is specific to the culture of MCC.” Wint’s enthusiasm for his work radiates from his face and in his body language when he talks about it – and about the connection he feels to his alma mater. “To be able to come back to Middlesex, to an institution I attended, has been very rewarding,” he said. “I feel I can really aid this college because I branched out and can bring those work experiences back here.” With the tools in place to assist students in exploring a variety of fields of interest, and then helping them follow the quickest pathway to reach their goal, Wint said the next step is to explore new technology options to continue supporting student success at Middlesex. Thanks to a new multi-year, federally funded Title III grant, the college is evaluating different computer applications that can improve communication with prospective and current students, and also help create individualized academic plans for every student. “Once that project is completed, we will be leaps and bounds ahead of every community college in the country,” said Wint. “And I am looking forward to being a part of that.” — Jennifer Myers Once a student decides on a major, Academic Maps have been created for all programs of study. Designed with simple-to-follow graphics, these maps help students plan out the four semesters of full-time coursework required to earn an associate degree. Academic Maps also provide tips to help students get the most out of their education. All maps are easily accessible online. “Academic Maps give students an understanding of what they need to do to complete their program and graduate on time. If they are ahead or behind in some way, we are here to assist and help them complete the map,” Wint explained. For example, the Fashion Merchandising Academic Map breaks the degree program down by semester and highlights which courses are required – like “Introduction to Business.” It also recommends electives, and points out that certain courses must be taken in the order shown in order for the student to stay on track to graduation. The map also provides tips, such as encouraging students to take summer courses to get ahead. It includes general advising notes, such as pointing out that Fashion courses are offered on the Bedford campus. The map also provides a career and transfer outlook section to get students thinking about what they could do with their degree after graduation. For more information about Pathways Maps and Academic Maps, contact Bryan Wint, Director of Academic Advising & Academic Pathways, at, or visit: 12 | Profiles