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
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content">ACC - Accounting</div>]
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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CIS - Computer Information Systems
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CIS - Information and Computer Technologies
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CIT - Civil and Construction Technology
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CLT - Clinical Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Technician
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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
CRC 101 - Practical Computer Literacy
This course is designed for persons with no experience using a computer. Focus will be on personal computers (PC) using the Microsoft Windows operating system, but other operating systems will be discussed. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to execute basic commands for creating, saving, deleting and locating files on a PC, prepare and print documents in Microsoft Word, design and set up a spreadsheet with basic functions and graphs using Microsoft Excel, identify major components of a computer system, operate a computer in a network environment, work with e-mail, use an Internet browser, communicate effectively with computer personnel, and understand and use appropriate terminology, especially as it relates to purchasing and operating a PC. This is a hands-on course. Several major projects will be assigned to be completed outside of class time. Students are not required to own a computer. Three class hours. Open to any student. Keyboarding skills are recommended. 3 Credits.
CRC 110 - Introduction to Web Site Design
Hands-on practice designing and writing HTML documents. Students will learn to create WEB pages for fun, education, and business. Students will also discover how to add tables, images, sound, video and forms to their WEB pages. Project required. BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF MICROSOFT WINDOWS INCLUDING FILE MANAGEMENT IS REQUIRED. One class hour. 1 Credit.
CRC 111 - Surfing the Internet
A hands-on introductory course on accessing the Internet using a browser program. Students will learn the history of the Internet and it's impact on society. Students will be taught the basic tools of the World Wide Web for searching, uploading, and downloading. E-mail, newsgroups, and chat rooms will also be covered. Projects required. Basic knowledge of the PC, keyboard, mouse, and Windows are required. Five class hours per week for 3 weeks. 1 Credit.
CRC 112 - Introduction to Microsoft Windows
An introduction to the Windows operating system. Students will learn the basics of mouse functions, managing your computer's desktop, opening programs, switching between windows, and file management. One class hour. 1 Credit.
CRC 113 - Introduction to Microsoft Excel
This course is designed to cover the main features of Excel and demonstrate the advantages of using a powerful electronic spreadsheet. This hands-on course will give the student an overview of creating and formatting worksheets, manipulating data, and designing charts. Project required. Basic knowledge of the PC, keyboard, and mouse are required. One class hour. 1 Credit.
CRC 115 - Introduction to Microsoft Word
A word processing course designed to introduce Word. Students will learn how to create, modify, and print documents. This hands-on course includes specially prepared exercises that give practical experience in using Word's tools. Project required. Basic knowledge of the PC, keyboard, and mouse are required. One class hour. 1 Credit.
CRC 116 - Introduction to Microsoft Access
An introduction to database theory and practice using the features of Access. Students will learn to create and modify the database, design and create queries, and use forms and reports in a 'hands-on' lab environment. Project required. Basic knowledge of the PC, keyboard, and mouse are required. One class hour. 1 Credit.
CRC 117 - Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint
This course covers PowerPoint's major features. Students will be able to create and customize multimedia presentations. Specially prepared exercises will provide 'hands-on' learning. Project required. Basic knowledge of the PC, keyboard, and mouse are required. One class hour. 1 Credit.
CRC 118 - Basic Personal Computer Operations and Maintenance
This course is designed for persons who own or plan to purchase a personal computer, but have limited experience in the basic operations and maintenance of a computer. Topics covered will include key components of a computer system, computer purchase considerations, software installation and upgrades, installation of peripheral devices, and basic maintenance. Students will get hands-on experience. One class hour. 1 Credit.
CRC 119 - Introduction to Dreamweaver MX
Introduction to web site design using Dreamweaver MX software. Topics include the Dreamweaver interface, lists, links, tables, images and frames. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows including file management required. This course will be taught in an electronic classroom. One class hour. 1 Credit.
CRC 120 - Introduction to Health Information Processing
A study of information technology concepts as they relate to health information. Topics include an overview of information processing concepts and computer hardware and software. Learning and lab activities involve use of the Internet and Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint, as used in health care related settings. Spring semester only. Two class hours, two laboratory hours. 3 Credits.
CRC 121 - Introduction to Macromedia Flash MX
An introduction to creating multimedia using Macromedia Flash MX software. In a hands-on computer environment using a guided approach, the student will learn to combine graphics, animation, and sound to create engaging web-based multimedia. 1 Credit.

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows including file management required.
CRC 122 - Computer Animation Using Alice
This course focuses on the fundamentals of computer programming using the programming environment called Alice. This is an introductory course in object-oriented programming using animation. Alice enables you to create animation projects in a small virtual world using 3-dimensional models. Using the Alice programming language you can be a director of a movie, or creator of a video game where 3D objects in an on-screen virtual world move around according to the directions you provide. Basic knowledge of the personal computer, including file maintenance, is required. It is assumed that all students have experience using personal computers, an electronic mail system, and the Internet. Three class hours. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: MTH 098 must be completed or up to Math Level 6
CRC 125 (formerly ITG 102) [formerly CIS 121] - Microsoft Office
Provides an indepth, hands-on introduction to major application software programs found in the Microsoft Software Package: Microsoft Office. The following software packages will be utilized: Microsoft Word (word processing), Microsoft Excel (spreadsheet), Microsoft Access (database management), and Microsoft Powerpoint (presentation). Several major projects are assigned. Basic knowledge of the PC keyboard and mouse are recommended prior to enrollment in this course. Course is not open to students who have taken CRC 113, CRC 115, CRC 116, and CRC 117. Students can earn credit for only one of the following courses: CIS 121, ITG 102, CRC 125. 4 Credits.
CRC 170 - Spreadsheet Applications Excel
An intensive course covering Microsoft Excel. Objectives include preparing, formatting, and enhancing worksheets, applying formulas and functions, charting, using analysis, linking, workgroup features, and increase productivity through use of macros and templates. This course is designed to teach skill sets needed for the Microsoft Office Certification Exam. Knowledge of the personal computer, keyboard and mouse is strongly recommended. Three class hours. 3 Credits.
CRC 171 - Microsoft Access-Records Management
An intensive course that covers Microsoft Access. Objectives include planning and designing databases; building and modifying tables, forms, and reports; advanced manipulation of data; defining relationships; modification of report properties; subforms, switchboards, PivotTables, and importing/exporting data. This course is designed to cover skill sets needed for the Microsoft Office Certification Exam. Knowledge of the personal computer, keyboard, and mouse is strongly recommended. Three class hours. 3 Credits.
CRC 172 - Microsoft PowerPoint--Presentations
This course will offer a thorough coverage of the Microsoft PowerPoint presentation package. Areas covered include all skill sets needed for Microsoft Office Certification Exam. Instruction will cover animation, use of color and objects, and importing and exporting data and images. Activities include creating a slide show as well as delivering the presentation. Knowledge of the personal computer, keyboard, and mouse is strongly recommended. Two class hours. 2 Credits.
CRC 174 - Microsoft Publisher--Desktop Publishing
This course will focus on the production, assembly, and design of administrative publications through the use of Microsoft Publisher using the personal computer. Topics will include designing page layout, creating graphics, using templates, manipulating text and graphics, using style sheets, scanning images, and adding special effects. Knowledge of the personal computer, keyboard, and mouse is strongly recommended. Two class hours. 2 Credits.
CRC 201 - Introduction to UNIX
This course provides the student with hands-on experience with UNIX command-line functions, the VI editor, file management tools, and command shells. The student will learn user-level commands and gain basic knowledge about the UNIX operating system. A project will be assigned to be completed outside of class time. One class hour. 1 Credit.

Prerequisite: CSC 101 or CIS 101 with a grade of C or higher.
CRC 202 - UNIX Shell Scripts
This course is a continuation of CRC 201. The student will learn to create simple scripts for sed, awk, and the shell using basic user-level and advanced commands. Implementation of case, if-else, and iteration techniques will be taught. Additional topics presented will include grep, regular expressions, meta-characters, user and system variables, and the UNIX file system. A project will be assigned to be completed outside of class time. One class hour. 1 Credit.

Prerequisite: CRC 201 with a grade of C or better.
CRC 290 - Independent Study
See Department Chairperson Variable Credit.
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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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EMG - Emergency Management
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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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HSE - Fire Protection Technology
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HSE - Health and Safety Education
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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 - 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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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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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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- Cinema Studies
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- Honors Studies
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- Public Speaking
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