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
ATP 100 - Automotive Services
This hands-on course is designed for both consumers interested in repairing their own cars and individuals interested in entry level skills that will help them gain employment in the automotive industry. Lectures, demonstrations and hands-on activities provide an overview of automotive systems. Can be substituted for any one of the ATP 171-176 work experience courses. Two class hours, two laboratory hours. 3 Credits.
ATP 101 - Introduction to Automotive Technology
An introductory course designed for automotive students that provides theory for a foundation in the field of automotive technology. All systems of the automobile are covered. Offered in the Fall and Spring Semesters. Three class hours, three laboratory hours. 5 Credits.

Prerequisite: Permission of the department.
ATP 102 - Electrical/Electronic Systems 1 - Automotive
A study of basic automotive electricity including Ohms law, circuit analysis, meter usage, discrete solid state components, magnetic induction, motor principles, and wire repair. Two class hours, two laboratory hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: Permission of the Department
ATP 103 - Electrical 2 - Automotive
It is required that students have an extensive electrical theory background or have completed ATP 102 or ATP 152. Theory-related instruction and demonstration of testing and repair procedures covers automotive charging, starting, lighting, and accessories. Schematic reading is emphasized throughout the course. Three class hours, two laboratory hours. 4 Credits.

Prerequisite: Permission of the Department.
ATP 104 - Emission Controls, Computer and Fuel Systems I
Theory related instruction and demonstration of testing and repair procedures covering emission controls, engine performance diagnosis, 2 & 4 gas analysis, scope patterns, and ignition systems. Two class hours, two laboratory hours. 3 Credits.
ATP 105 - Brakes - Automotive
Theory related instruction and demonstration of testing and repair procedures covering automotive brake systems. Includes drum and disc brakes, hydraulic systems, power assist and anti-lock systems. Three class hours, three laboratory hours. 4.5 Credits.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department
ATP 106 - Steering and Suspension - Automotive
In-depth study of adjustable and non-adjustable alignment measurements with emphasis on proper alignment techniques, methods of adjustment, complete 4-wheel alignment. Manual and power steering system diagnosis and repair, complete suspension system service including coil spring, torsion bar, and MacPherson struts. Three class hours, three laboratory hours. 5 Credits.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department
ATP 107 - Automatic Transmission and Transaxle - Automotive
This course includes the theory of operation, diagnosis, maintenance and repair of automobile transmissions and transaxles. There will be emphasis on hands-on work. Three class hours, two laboratory hours. 4 Credits.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department
ATP 108 - Engine Repair - Automotive
Instruction in the 4-stroke theory and practical procedures necessary to diagnose and repair automotive type gasoline engines. Includes diagnosis, component inspection, proper disassembly and reassembly procedures, and critical engine measurements. Three class hours, three laboratory hours. 4 Credits.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department
ATP 109 - Heating and Air Conditioning - Automotive
Theory related instruction and demonstration of testing and repair procedures covering automotive heating and air conditioning systems. This course provides theory for R-12 and R-134a systems. Two class hours, 1.3 laboratory hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department
ATP 112 - Engine Performance - Automotive
The theory, operation and diagnosis of computerized engine controls and fuel systems. Three class hours, two laboratory hours. 4 Credits.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department
ATP 139 - Applied Automotive Techniques
This is a performance based hands on course designed for individuals interested in developing entry level skills that will help them gain employment in the automotive industry. Demonstrations and hands on LAB activities provide practical experience of service tasks related to automotive systems. Students must provide their own tools. It is required that students have completed ATP 100 plus ATP 151, or ATP 101. Three laboratory hours. 2 Credits.

Prerequisite: Permission of the department
ATP 140 - Automotive Technology-Coop Seminar
Career related seminar offered one hour per week (15 hours); prepares students for their co-op in-dealership experience. 1 Credit.
ATP 141 - Automotive Technology-Coop I
This is a 9 week in-dealership coop work experience for automotive technology students. 360 experiential hours. 2 Credits.
ATP 142 - Automotive Technology-Coop II
This is a 6 week in-dealership coop work experience for automotive technology students. 240 experiential hours. 2 Credits.
ATP 143 - Automotive Technology-Coop III
This is a 12 week in-dealership coop work experience for automotive technology students. 480 experiential hours. 3 Credits.
ATP 144 - Automotive Technology-Coop IV
This is a 9 week in-dealership coop work experience for automotive technology students. 360 experiential hours. 2 Credits.
ATP 145 - Automotive Technology-Coop V
This is a 6 week in-dealership coop work experience for automotive technology students. 240 experiential hours. 2 Credits.
ATP 151 - Introduction to Automotive Technology Theory
An introductory course designed for automotive students that provides theory for a foundation in the field of automotive technology. All systems of the automobile are covered. Offered in the Fall Semester. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department
ATP 153 - Electrical 2 - Automotive Theory
It is required that students have an extensive electrical theory background or have completed ATP 102 or ATP 152. Theory related instruction and demonstration of testing and repair procedures covering automotive charging, starting, lighting, and accessories. Schematic reading is emphasized throughout the course. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department
ATP 154 - Emission Controls, Computer and Fuel Systems I Theory
Theory related instruction and demonstration of testing and repair procedures covering emission controls, engine performance diagnosis, 2 and 4 gas analysis, scope patterns, and ignition systems. Two class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department
ATP 155 - Brakes - Automotive Theory
Theory related instruction and demonstration of testing and repair procedures covering automotive brake systems. Includes drum and disc brakes, hydraulic systems, power assist and anti-lock systems. Safe use of the oxyacetylene torch for welding and cutting is also covered. Three class hours, 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department
ATP 156 - Steering and Suspension - Automotive Theory
In-depth study of adjustable and non-adjustable alignment measurements with emphasis on proper alignment techniques, methods of adjustment, complete 4-wheel alignment. Manual and power steering system diagnosis and repair, complete suspension system service including coil spring, torsion bar, and MacPherson struts. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department
ATP 157 - Automatic Transmission and Transaxle - Automotive Theory
This course includes the theory of operation, diagnosis, maintenance and repair of automobile transmissions and transaxles. There will be emphasis on hands-on work. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department
ATP 158 - Engine Repair - Automotive Theory
Instruction in the 4-stroke theory and practical procedures necessary to diagnose and repair automotive type gasoline engines. Includes diagnosis, component inspection, proper disassembly and reassembly procedures, and critical engine measurements. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department
ATP 159 - Heating and Air Conditioning - Automotive Theory
Theory related instruction and demonstration of testing and repair procedures covering automotive heating and air conditioning systems. This course provides theory for R-12 and R-134a systems. Two class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department
ATP 160 - Automotive Parts and Service Department Management
An overview of automotive parts and service department management policies and procedures, and the responsibilities of the managers of each department. This course includes customer relations and employee motivation. Three class hours. 3 Credits.
ATP 162 - Engine Performance -Automotive Theory
The theory, operation and diagnosis of computerized engine controls and fuel systems. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department
ATP 165 - Introduction to Automotive Hybrid Technology
A theory course designed for non automotive major students that provides an introduction to automotive hybrid and alternative fuel technologies. Topics include safety, hybrid transmissions, electric motors, batteries, and hybrid accessories. This course may be used as a general elective. Three class hours. 3 Credits.
ATP 171-174 - Work Experience
This is a 15-week co-op mechanical repair work experience for Automotive Technology students. ATP 100 can be substituted for one co-op. 2 Credits.
ATP 290 - Independent Study
See Department Chairperson Variable Credit.
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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
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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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- Public Speaking
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