b'Psychology and English and Professional Chemistry ProgramsPiloting Programs To cater to a growing demand, NCCC added aIn January, the Board of Trustees approved two Psychology, A.S. degree in 2019 to an alreadynew degree programs that will now proceed to expansive list offerings, including more thanthe State University of New York (SUNY) and the 60 degree and certificate programs. GraduatesNew York State Education Department (SED) for are prepared to transfer into baccalaureateapproval.Curriculum has been proposed for anDevelopmentsprograms to become counselors, therapists,A.S. English program that will allow graduates to psychologists, and researchers. easily transfer to 4-year colleges upon completion.A Chemistry, A.S. degree was approved by theAdditionally, an A.A.S. Professional Piloting Board of Trustees, SUNY and the New York Statecurriculum has been developed in collaboration Education Department and is slated to begin inwith Prior Aviation, providing graduates increased the Fall of 2020.The program allows studentsopportunities for employment with the company to understand the basics of chemistry andupon graduation.prepares them to transfer to a baccalaureate.Cannabis Curriculum Recognizing the significant interest in the addition of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) in food and drink products across the nation, NFCIs Chef Nathan Koscielski earned a Specialization Certificate in Culinary Cannabis and Edibles through the American Culinary Federation (ACF). He was one of fifty ACF chefs to earn this certificate, and he now plans to use that training by teaching a Culinary Cannabis and Edibles Course.This topic will focus on educating student chefs about the proper handling and dosing of THC-laced ingredients as well as non-THC ingredients.The National Restaurant Associations annual Whats Hot survey polling American Culinary Federation (ACF) chefs last year listed cannabis and CBD-infused food and drink as the No. 1 and No. 2 top trends. The creation of aNFCI Assistant Vice President of course at NFCI will fulfill this growing education need, whileAcademic Affairs Josh Blumberg with positively impacting student enrollment. Chef Instructor Nathan Koscielski2019-2020 Annual Report25'