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
BUS 104 - Introduction to Business
An introductory study of business including organizational forms, the function of production, finance, marketing and human resources. Additional topics will be environmental factors which impact business such as government business ethics and current business issues. Three class hours. 3 Credits.
BUS 110 - Entrepreneurial Studies I
First of two small business courses designed for those interested in learning how to start and manage a small business. It begins by defining and explaining the nature of small business in today's economy and entrepreneurs in the context of the free enterprise system. The topics include small business opportunities, legal forms of ownership, franchising, starting a new venture, sources of financing, developing marketing strategies and human resource management. Students will also learn the key components of a business plan, review case studies, and undertake a major project. Three class hours. 3 Credits.
BUS 135 - Supervising for the 21st Century
This course is designed to teach supervisors the concepts and skills they need to manage work and lead people in a diverse workforce. Its emphasis is on planning, problem-solving, communication, decision making, and employee motivation skills through the practical application of these concepts. It includes practice in hiring, training, performance appraisal, meetings, time management, and compliance with government regulations for equal opportunity, safety, and health. 3 Credits.
BUS 200 - Legal Environment of Business
This course is a study of laws relevant to the non-lawyer business professional. It includes such basic legal topics as court systems, stages of a lawsuit, torts, real property and contracts, as well as such business-specific topics as intellectual property, consumer law, criminal law of businesses, antitrust law, environmental law, and regulations adopted by government agencies. This course is required for A.A.S. students in Entrepreneurial and Applied Business Studies and A.A.S. students in Accounting: General. This course is not recommended as a Business Elective for students enrolled in A.S. programs in Business Administration or International Business. NOTE: Bus 201, Business Law I, is the required law course for students enrolled in A.S. programs in Business Administration or International Business. Three class hours. Offered Fall and Spring Semesters. 3 Credits.
BUS 201 - Business Law I
A study of legal principles applied to business transactions. Topics covered include: contracts, criminal law and business, business torts, court systems, and commercial paper. This course is required for A.S. students in Business Administration and A.S. students in International Business. Three class hours. 3 Credits.
BUS 202 - Business Law II
A continuation of BUS 201 of the study of legal principles applied to business transactions. Topics covered include: corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, agency, franchises, bankruptcy, real property, personal property, sales, and secured transactions. Three class hours. 3 Credits.
BUS 204 - Management: Theory and Practice
A study of the theories and practices that are used in the organization and management of profit and non-profit business and institutions. Topics will include planning, decision making, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: BUS 104 with a grade of C or higher.
BUS 207 - Human Resources Management
An introduction to the principles, practices, and techniques used in the development and implementation of an effective Human Resources/Personnel Management program. The course includes a discussion of employment, training, compensation, labor relations, health and safety and federal laws governing human resource management. Three class hours. 3 Credits.
BUS 208 - Organizational Behavior
Organizational behavior provides a conceptual and experiential basis for motivating and coordinating people to manage change in organizations. This course is intended for those who want to develop the tools for understanding, analyzing and changing the work behaviors of individuals and groups in an increasingly diverse workforce. It will use a combination of exercises, self-assessment techniques, cases and role plays to develop insights that facilitate self-knowledge and teamwork in a dynamic global environment. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: BUS 104 with a C or higher.
BUS 210 - Entrepreneurial Studies II
Second of two courses designed for those interested in learning how to start and manage a small business. It builds on the preceding course concerning the establishment of the small business and deals with management of the on-going venture. This course takes a functional approach to managing the small business through a discussion of more advanced topics including entrepreneurial characteristics, financial planning and control, business operations, risk management, regulations, business valuation and succession issues, and other current topics. Students will develop a business plan. Three class hours. This course will be offered during the Spring semester only during the evening. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: BUS 110 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of the instructor.
BUS 220 - Applied Business Applications
A case study approach to the use of office productivity software to solve business problems and manage business processes. Emphasis will be on the use of spreadsheet and database applications to analyze data. Word processing and presentation software will be used to document and present solutions. Several major projects will be assigned to be completed outside of class. Each student will create a semester-long portfolio of related work. Basic knowledge of the PC, keyboard, and mouse are required. Two lecture hours. Two lab hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: BUS 104 with a grade of C or higher.
BUS 225 - MCC Business Collaborative
An upper level, experiential business course that will provide a select group of learners hands-on experience at Rochester area businesses. The course will include on-site presentations from business executives, work on actual company projects, and classroom discussions of real business issues and challenges. The class is presented in a hybrid format. 4 Credits.

Prerequisite: 15 hours of Business electives, including BUS 104 and permission of instructor.
BUS 250 - International Management and Marketing
This seminar has been designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the processes, procedures and challenges that arise in conducting business across national borders. Representatives from business or government involved in international trade will be invited to present information and conduct a discussion in various areas of international business expertise. This course is intended for students who are in the last semester of the degree program. Spring semester only. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisites: BUS 104, MAR 200, ECO 111, ECO 112, ACC 101, ENG 101, Three credits of foreign language, SOC 150 and GEG 211 or permission of instructor. SOC 150 and GEG 211 can be taken concurrently. Students in business programs other than International Business are not required to have the foreign language, SOC 150 and GEG 211 prerequisites for this course. Please contact the course instructor or department chair before registering for the course to discuss course expectations..
BUS 275 - Business Cooperative Education
This cooperative education course is limited to students enrolled in Business and Computer Information Systems AAS degree programs. Students who work or desire to work either full time or part time at jobs related to their college major (AAS Accounting, AAS Computer Information Systems, AAS Entrepreneurial Studies) are eligible for this course. Students take a career-related classroom seminar for two hours each week while working a minimum of 180 hours during the semester at a job in the area of their degree program. Successful completion of the seminar and a minimum of 180 hours of work experience in any one semester entitle a student to receive four credit hours. This will be one of the last business courses that a student will take. The classroom seminar and work experience will provide a practical application of the student's academic experiences and tie the skills and competencies that the student has learned to a work experience. This course will assess the student's understanding and command of academic learning in the degree program and gauge how well the student is prepared for the work force in their specific field. Offered in the Fall and Spring Semesters as a Hybrid. 4 Credits.

Prerequisite: Prerequisite for AC01: 30 credits or more with a cumulative 2.0 GPA and the following courses: ACC 101, BUS 104 with a grade of C or higher, CRC 125 or BUS 220, ECO 101 (or ECO 111), ENG 101 and review and approval of coop job placement by the Office of Experiential and Adult Learning. Prerequisite for CI01: 30 credits or more with a cumulative 2.0 GPA and the following courses: ACC 101, BUS 104 with a grade of C or higher, BUS 220, CIS 101(or CSC101), CIS 110, ENG 101 and review and approval of coop job placement by the Office of Experiential and Adult Learning. Prerequisite for EP01: 30 credits or more with a cumulative 2.0 GPA and the following courses: ACC 130 (OR ACC 101), BUS 104 with a grade of C or higher, BUS 220, ECO 101 (or ECO 111), ENG 101, MAR 200, and review and approval of coop job placement by the Office of Experiential and Adult Learning.
BUS 290 - Independent Study
See the Department Chairperson. Variable Credit.
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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
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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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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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