Course Descriptions

The following is a complete listing of courses offered at MCC. 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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AAD - Applied Art and Design
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ACC - Accounting
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ACD - Alcohol/Chemical Dependency
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AGS - Agricultural Studies
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ANT - Anthropology
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ARA - Arabic/Foreign Language
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ART - Art
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ASL - American Sign Language/Foreign Language
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ATP - Automotive Technology
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BIO - Biology
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BUS - Business
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CDL - Interdisciplinary
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CE - Cooperative Education
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CE - Hospitality
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CE - Interior Design
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CE - Office Technology
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CEL - Leadership
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CHE - Chemistry
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CHI - Chinese/Foreign Language
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CIN - Cinema Studies
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Cinema Studies
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CIS - Computer Information Systems
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CIS - Information and Computer Technologies
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CIT - Civil and Construction Technology
Hide details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content">CLT - Clinical Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Technician</div>]
CLT - Clinical Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Technician
CLT 100 - Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology
This course is an overview of the Health Care System with an emphasis on the profession of Medical Laboratory Technology. The course covers the training and continuing education of Health Care workers and outlines the roles Clinical Laboratory Technicians/Medical Laboratory Technicians play as part of the health care team. The student will describe the history and current practices relative to education, governance and common practice in the clinical laboratory field. The student will be able to discuss and demonstrate safety, values, ethics and interpersonal interactions as related to Laboratory Science. 2 Credits.
CLT 110 - Specimen Procurement and Processing
This course provides 30 hours of didactic instruction and carries a mandatory 20 hours of phlebotomy practicum with a Clinical Affiliate. The practicum will require light lifting, fine motor skills, determination and selection of color coded supplies and 50 successful venipunctures. The students will learn to recognize and properly use blood collection equipment while practicing universal precautions. Topics include: Anatomy and Physiology of standard venous and capillary collection sites and properties of venous, capillary and arterial blood. Explaining specimen processing procedures with emphasis on specimen integrity of all samples received in the lab. The use of specialized collection equipment and specialized collection techniques. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: BIO 134 and CLT 100 or permission of instructor.
CLT 130 - Body Fluids and Urinalysis
This course is the study of the structure and function of the processes which result in urine and body fluid production. The emphasis of the course will be on analysis and interpretation of test results and will include pathophysiological correlations to the test results. Topics will include urinalysis, cerebrospinal fluid analysis, serous fluid analysis, analysis of transudates, exudates and gastrointestinal contents and semen analysis. 2 Credits.

Prerequisite: CLT 100 or permission of instructor; co-requisite: BIO 135.
CLT 140 - Immunology
An introduction to basic concepts in immunology. Topics include classification systems of the immune system. Functions and interactions of each component of the immune subsystems. Mechanisms of action of each active component of the immune subsystems. Detailed analysis of the development of the immune system, specific immunoglobulin structures, functions and genetics, complement and other cascades and the major histocompatibility complex will be covered. Disorders discussed will include anergy, hypersensitivities, autoimmune diseases, allergies, immune deficiencies and AIDS. 2 Credits.

Prerequsite: CLT 100 or permission of instructor; co-requisite: BIO 135.
CLT 145 - Serological Techniques
An introduction to the theory and practice of serological testing with emphasis on clinical significance and disease correlation. Topics include traditional techniques and molecular methods for detection and confirmation of disease states. 1 Credit.

Prerequisite: CLT 100 and BIO 134 or permission of instructor; co-requisite: BIO 135 and CLT 140.
CLT 150 - Histology Techniques
An introduction to histological techniques used in the clinical laboratory setting. Topics include tissue preparation, fixation, embedding, sectioning, mounting and staining to facilitate microscopic examination. The student will be required to identify common cellular and tissue structures and will be required to follow all laboratory and safety protocols. 1 Credit.

Prerequistie: BIO 135 and CLT 100 or permission of instructor.
CLT 203 - Diagnostic Microbiology
A comprehensive study of microorganisms of importance in human health and disease. Topics include the preanalytical collection and processing of clinical specimens as well as the analytical morphology, isolation, and identification of pathogens, with a focus on colonial, microscopic, biochemical and molecular characteristics and additionally the postanalytical interrelationships of microorganisms and human hosts and the correlation, prevention and control of infectious diseases. Bacteriology is emphasized but the course includes a survey of mycology, parasitology, and virology. 2 Credits.

Prerequisite: BIO 202 or permission of instructor.
CLT 210 - Clinical Chemistry
An introduction to the concepts of Clinical Chemistry. Topics include basic laboratory math, the renal system, digestive system with liver function, respiratory system and the endocrine system. Emphasis is on clinical tests which evaluate the function of these systems. Analytes and lab results are correlated to normal homeostasis and disease. Analyte measurements are studied and described in reference to previously covered material such as metabolism, protein synthesis, acid-base balance, electrolyte balance, enzymes, and hormones. Laboratory work includes the theory, operation and maintenance of the specialized and semi- automated analytical instrumentation used to perform these tests. 4 Credits.

Prerequisite: CHE 145 and BIO 135 and CLT 110 or permission of instructor; co-requisite: MTH 160.
CLT 220 - Immunohematology
An introduction to the field of practical Immunohematology and Blood Banking. Emphasis is placed on the theoretical knowledge of human genetics, blood groups, blood cell grouping, blood components, fractionation, storage and washing, transfusion therapies, transfusion reactions, and alloantibody and autoantibody formation. Additionally, good laboratory practices, neatness, organization, attention to detail and professionalism are revisited. 4 Credits.

Prerequisite: BIO 135, BIO 148, CLT 110 and CLT 140 or permission of instructor.
CLT 230 - Hematology and Coagulation
A comprehensive study of the physiology of the normal hematopoietic system and the pathophysiology of an abnormal hematopoietic system and ramifications of these lesions in maintaining homeostasis. Emphasis is on the mechanics of test procedures, interpretation of hematology test results and correlation of the results with disease. 4 Credits.

Prerequisite: BIO 135 and CLT 110 or permission of instructor.
CLT 251 - Clinical Affiliate Clinical Rotation I - Body Fluids/Urinalysis and Immunology Serology
The Clinical Rotations are intended to expose the CLT/MLT students to a functioning lab in an integrated health care environment and to assure the students meet the CLT/MLT competencies as described in the CLT/MLT Student Handbook. As such, emphasis is placed on professional conduct and performance of procedures in accordance with protocols of the department. Under the supervision of laboratory personnel, students will demonstrate professional behavior, conduct routine procedures, develop their analytical skills and apply knowledge acquired in the program. Students will verify preanalytical specimen integrity, follow analytical laboratory protocols and demonstrate exceptional communication skills in the post analytical reporting of results. There are approximately 6 departments; Body Fluids/Urinalysis, Immunology/Serology, Microbiology, Clinical Chemistry, Blood Bank and Hematology. There are 3 rotational courses; CLT 251, 253 and 255. Therefore, on average a student will rotate through 2 departments per rotation and will spend approximately equal time or 64 hours per department. Please note that the configurations of our Clinical Affiliates differ but this model will be followed closely. 2 Credits.

Prerequisite: CLT 203, CLT 210, CLT 220, CLT 230 and permission of program director; co-requisite: CLT 260.
CLT 253 - Clinical Affiliate Clinical Rotation II - Microbiology and Blood Bank
The Clinical Rotations are intended to expose the CLT/MLT students to a functioning lab in an integrated health care environment and to assure the students meet the CLT/MLT competencies as described in the CLT/MLT Student Handbook. As such, emphasis is placed on professional conduct and performance of procedures in accordance with protocols of the department. Under the supervision of laboratory personnel, students will demonstrate professional behavior, conduct routine procedures, develop their analytical skills and apply knowledge acquired in the program. Students will verify preanalytical specimen integrity, follow analytical laboratory protocols and demonstrate exceptional communication skills in the post analytical reporting of results. There are approximately 6 departments; Body Fluids/Urinalysis, Immunology/Serology, Microbiology, Clinical Chemistry, Blood Bank and Hematology. There are 3 rotational courses; CLT 251, 253 and 255. Therefore, on average a student will rotate through 2 departments per rotation and will spend approximately equal time or 64 hours per department. Please note that the configurations of our Clinical Affiliates differ but this model will be followed closely. 2 Credits.

Prerequisite: CLT 203, CLT 210, CLT 220, CLT 230 and permission of program director; co-requisite: CLT 260.
CLT 255 - Clinical Affiliate Clinical Rotation III - Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Hematology
The Clinical Rotations are intended to expose the CLT/MLT students to a functioning lab in an integrated health care environment and to assure the students meet the CLT/MLT competencies as described in the CLT/MLT Student Handbook. As such, emphasis is placed on professional conduct and performance of procedures in accordance with protocols of the department. Under the supervision of laboratory personnel, students will demonstrate professional behavior, conduct routine procedures, develop their analytical skills and apply knowledge acquired in the program. Students will verify preanalytical specimen integrity, follow analytical laboratory protocols and demonstrate exceptional communication skills in the post analytical reporting of results. There are approximately 6 departments; Body Fluids/Urinalysis, Immunology/Serology, Microbiology, Clinical Chemistry, Blood Bank and Hematology. There are 3 rotational courses; CLT 251, 253 and 255. Therefore, on average a student will rotate through 2 departments per rotation and will spend approximately equal time or 64 hours per department. Please note that the configurations of our Clinical Affiliates differ but this model will be followed closely. 2 Credits.

Prerequisite: CLT 203, CLT 210, CLT 220, CLT 230 and permission of program director; co-requisite: CLT 260.
CLT 260 - Medical Laboratory Technology Seminar
A student focused discussion based course that is designed to integrate the topics and concepts of the Clinical Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Technician Program. Emphasis will be on reflection of the Clinical rotation experience and the CLT Program in general. Competency check list will also be completed and job placement and ASCP BOC and NYS licensure exam preparation will also be addressed. 2 Credits. 2 Credits.

Prerequisites: CLT 203, CLT 210, CLT 220, CLT 230 and permission of program director; corequisite: CLT 251 or CLT 253 or CLT 255.
CLT 290 - Independent Study
See Department Chairperson Variable Credit.
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COM - Communication
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COS - College Success
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CPT - Computer Technology
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CRC - Computer Related Curricula
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CRJ - Criminal Justice
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CSC - Computer Science
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DAS - Dental Assisting
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DEN - Dental Hygiene
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EBL - Experiential and Adult Learning
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ECE - Education and Early Care
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ECO - Economics
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EDU - Education
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ELT - Electrical Engineering Technology/Electronics
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EMS - Emergency Medical Services
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ENG - English Literature
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ENG - English Writing
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ENR - Engineering Science
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ESL - English For Speakers Of Other Languages (ESOL)
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FPT - Fire Protection Technology
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FRE - French/Foreign Language
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FSA - Food Service Administration
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GEG - Geography
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GEO - Geology
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GER - German/Foreign Language
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GLF - Golf Management
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HBR - Hebrew/Foreign Language
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HED - Health Education
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HIM - Health Information Technology
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HIS - History
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HMN - Honors Studies
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HMN - Humanities
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Honors Studies
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HPR - Health Professions
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HSM - Homeland Security Administration
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HSP - Hospitality
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HTL - Hotel Technology
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HUM - Human Services
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HVA - Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning
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IDC
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IDC - Honors Studies
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IDE - Interior Design
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INT - Industrial Instrumentation Technology
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ITA - Italian/Foreign Language
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JPN - Japanese/Foreign Language
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LAW - Law
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LDS - Leadership
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MAR - Marketing
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MET - Mechanical Technology
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MFG - Manufacturing Technology: Automation / Robotics
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MTH - Mathematics
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MUS - Music
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NUR - Nursing
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OFT - Office Technology
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OPT - Optical Systems Technology
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PE - Physical Education--Coed
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PEC - Physical Education--Coed
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PEJ - Physical Education-Criminal Justice
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PEM - Physical Education--Men
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PEW - Physical Education-Women
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PHL - Philosophy
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PHO - Photography
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PHY - Physics
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PLA - Plastics Technology
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PLE - Police: Law Enforcement
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PLS - Paralegal Studies
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POR - Portuguese/Foreign Language
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POS - Political Science
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PPE - Physical Studies/Physical Education
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PS - Public Safety Training
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PSC - Public Safety Training
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PST - Public Safety Training
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PSY - Psychology
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Public Speaking
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QCT - Quality Control Technology
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REA - Reading
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SBS - Honors Studies
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SBS - Social & Behavioral Sciences
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SCI - Honors Studies
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SCI - Science
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SCR - Computer Security
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SMT - Physical Studies/Physical Education
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SMT - Sports Management
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SOC - Sociology
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SPA - Spanish/Foreign Language
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SPC - Speech Communication
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STT - Solar Thermal Technology
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SUS - Sustainability Studies
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SVL - Service Learning
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TAM - Tooling and Machining
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TEK - Technology
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THE - Theatre
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TLC - Telecommunications
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TRS - Transitional Studies
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TVL - Travel And Tourism
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XRT - Radiologic Technology
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