The following is a complete listing of courses offered at MCC. Click on the blue arrow below to view a dropdown list of course descriptions for each program. You can also visit our Programs of Study page for a list of course requirements necessary to complete your degree.

Please note: Special Studies is a general heading for experimental courses or those for which the demand is untested, unknown, immediate, or temporary. You can visit our Special Studies page for a list of Special Studies courses.

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Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content">AAD - Applied Art and Design</div>]
AAD - Applied Art and Design
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content">ACC - Accounting</div>]
ACC - Accounting
Hide details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content">ACD - Alcohol/Chemical Dependency</div>]
ACD - Alcohol/Chemical Dependency
ACD 140 - Alcoholism/Chemical Dependency and the Human Service Worker
Designed to heighten students' awareness of substance abuse problems. Students will develop a base knowledge concerning the pharmacology of drugs, including the different types of drugs and their physiological and psychological effects. An exploration of the social response to their use will be included. Areas of social service practice to be covered include theories and models of the etiology of chemical dependency as well as tactics of prevention and treatment designed to meet client needs. (Carries MCC college credit and 45 hours N.Y.S. OASAS-approved credit.) Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: Placement at ENG 101 level.
ACD 142 - Alcoholism/Chemical Dependency and the Family System
Provides students with the pertinent education and training related to issues and information specific to the effects of alcohol and other drug abuse/dependency on the family system and the community, including, but not limited to, physical, developmental, psychological, cultural and sociological implications. Case management, methods of assessment, therapeutic treatment techniques and resources within the community will be addressed. (Carries MCC college credit and 45 hours N.Y.S. OASAS-approved credit.) Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: ACD 140 with a grade C or higher or taken concurrently.
ACD 143 - Alcoholism/Chemical Dependency Counseling Skills
Development of specialized skills in individual counseling specific to the field of chemical dependency. A major component will be the in-depth consideration of each client's individual needs. (Carries MCC college credit and 45 hours N.Y.S. OASAS-approved credit.) Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: ACD 140 with a grade of C or higher or taken concurrently.
ACD 144 - Alcoholism/Chemical Dependency/Substance Abuse Group Counseling Skills
Development of specialized skills in group counseling appropriate in the field of chemical dependence counseling. Methods of application of these skills and knowledge necessary for implementing effective counseling will be provided. (Carries MCC college credit and 45 hours N.Y.S. OASAS-approved credit.) Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: ACD 140 with a grade of C or higher or taken concurrently.
ACD 241 - Alcoholism/Chemical Dependency Treatment Modalities
Provides students with a comprehensive education related to the broad range of planned and continuing services, included, but not limited to: diagnostic evaluation, continuing assessment, counseling, medical pharmacological, psychiatric , psychological, spiritual and social care, relapse prevention, vocational rehabilitation and career counseling. Will develop cognizance of confidentiality and ethical issues involved in assessment and treatment, which may be extended to persons with alcohol and other substance abuse problems. (Carries MCC college credit and 45 hours N.Y.S. OASAS-approved credit.) Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: ACD 140 with a grade of C or higher
ACD 245 - Special Issues in the Field of Alcoholism/Chemical Dependency/Substance Abuse
Provides students with the knowledge and skills that will prepare them to understand and deliver appropriate services to individuals who have been affected by the use/abuse/dependency on alcohol and other drugs. Issues will include, but not be limited to, communicable diseases, socio-cultural topics, cultural relevance, MICA population, adolescents, elderly, women, gay/lesbian population, violence and abuse, advocacy, counseling wellness, supervision, prevention, and community education. (Carries MCC college credit and 45 hours N.Y.S. OASAS-approved credit.) Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: ACD 140 with a grade of C or higher
ACD 246 - Alcohol/Chemical Dependency Internship Seminar
Provides students with in-depth experience in the addiction treatment field. Students will complete an internship totaling 300 hours for the course i.e. averaging 20 hours per week for 15 weeks, plus a 2-hour-a-week seminar, or 25 hours a week plus a 2 1/2 hour-a-week seminar in the 12 week summer program. In the seminar, issues encountered by the students in their internships will be addressed, and information regarding some needed skills and knowledge will be provided. Internship hours worked in addiction treatment agencies may be counted as volunteer work hours or as educational hours toward the N.Y.S. CASAC but not both. Two class hours, 300 experiential hours. 6 Credits.

Prerequisite(s): ACD140, ACD143, ACD144, ENG101, HUM101/HUM111, all with a C or higher and permission of instructor.
ACD 290 - Independent Study
See the Department Chairperson. Variable Credit.
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content">AGS - Agricultural Studies</div>]
AGS - Agricultural Studies
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content">ANT - Anthropology</div>]
ANT - Anthropology
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content">ARA - Arabic/Foreign Language</div>]
ARA - Arabic/Foreign Language
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content">ART - Art</div>]
ART - Art
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content">ASL - American Sign Language/Foreign Language</div>]
ASL - American Sign Language/Foreign Language
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content">ATP - Automotive Technology</div>]
ATP - Automotive Technology
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content">BIO - Biology</div>]
BIO - Biology
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content">BUS - Business</div>]
BUS - Business
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content">CDL - Interdisciplinary</div>]
CDL - Interdisciplinary
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content">CE  - Hospitality</div>]
CE - Hospitality
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content">CE  - Office Technology</div>]
CE - Office Technology
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content">CEL - Leadership</div>]
CEL - Leadership
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content">CHE - Chemistry</div>]
CHE - Chemistry
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content">CHI - Chinese/Foreign Language</div>]
CHI - Chinese/Foreign Language
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content">CIN - Cinema Studies</div>]
CIN - Cinema Studies
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content">CIS - Computer Information Systems</div>]
CIS - Computer Information Systems
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content">CIT - Civil and Construction Technology</div>]
CIT - Civil and Construction Technology
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content">CLT - Clinical Laboratory Technician</div>]
CLT - Clinical Laboratory Technician
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content">COM - Communication</div>]
COM - Communication