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
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CRJ - Criminal Justice
CRJ 101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
Examines all three segments of criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, and corrections, including study of their evolution, structure, agencies, career opportunities and requirements, responsibilities, and ethics. Role of Constitution and state and federal laws, current problems of each. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite(s): College English Placement and Accuplacer score above 70 or recommended REA course. Co-requisite(s): Accuplacer score above 70 or recommended REA course.
CRJ 102 - Introduction to Private Security/Loss Prevention
This course will cover the development, role, responsibility, limitations and liabilities of the private security industry within society from its beginnings to its current state. Specific attention will be spent on describing the relationship between private security professionals, law enforcement and representatives of the legal system. Additional topics such as work place violence, organized retail theft, the conduct of internal and external investigations, interviewing techniques, current role and impact technology, and career opportunities will also be analyzed and evaluated. Three class hours. 3 Credits.
CRJ 103 - Constitutional Law and Rights of People
A study of the Federal Constitution and the Bill of Rights with regard to the rights of the individual, as interpreted by leading U.S. Supreme Court decisions. The first, fourth, fifth, sixth, eighth, and fourteenth amendments will be primarily focused upon with an emphasis on their law enforcement impact. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: College English placement and Accuplacer score above 70 and REA 098 when Accuplacer Placement is recommended. Co-requisite: REA 098 when Accuplacer Placement is recommended.
CRJ 104 - Criminal Law
A study of the fundamental concepts of the substantive criminal law, including a short history of and purposes of the law, classification of offenses and sentences. A detailed study of mental culpability, defenses, such as infancy, insanity and the anticipatory crimes, offenses against the person; and those involving intrusion upon property, fraud, public administration, and public order. Three class hours. (Need not be taken in sequence.) 3 Credits.

Prerequisites: CRJ 101, CRJ 103 or permission of instructor
CRJ 105 - Criminal Procedure Law
A study of the fundamental concepts of the procedural criminal law including such concepts as double jeopardy, immunity, statute of limitations, the filing of accusatory instruments, arrest without a warrant, the issuance and execution of a warrant of arrest, arraignments, preliminary hearings, bail, trial, grand and petit juries. Three class hours. (Need not be taken in sequence.) 3 Credits.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CRJ 101 and CRJ 103. Recommended not to be taken concurrently with CRJ 104.
CRJ 121 - Criminal Justice Education Internship I
An activity designed to enhance both the theoretical and educational concepts learned in the practical work experience gained by working 90 hours during a semester in an approved criminal justice agency. This course is also designed to assist you in your career exploration. You are required to find the right agency in which to do your internship. To get the most out of this course you should be working in an agency and in a position that best represents your career goal. Papers and assignments will be completed on the work experinces and their educational value. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of CRJ 101,CRJ 103, CRJ 104, and CRJ 204, or permission of instructor.
CRJ 170 - Introduction to Corrections
This course focuses on the major programs within the corrections component of the criminal justice system. It includes analysis of probation, institutional treatment, parole, and community corrections programs. Development of corrections philosophy, theory, and practice will be presented with emphasis on constitutional rights of offenders. Three class hours. 3 Credits.
CRJ 171 - Legal Aspects of Corrections
A review of the Constitution, Bill of Rights, civil rights of institutional inmates and those under supervision; legal authority and responsibilities of institutional, probation and parole officers; procedural law with an explanation of the court systems of the U.S. at all levels, emphasizing adversary proceedings in the criminal and civil courts as they apply to corrections. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of CRJ 101 and CRJ 103.
CRJ 172 - Institutional Procedures and Treatment of Inmates
The function of the correctional officer is examined: attitude, obligations and authority. Institutional procedures in reception, classification, program assignment and release procedures are reviewed. Trends in jail programs, work release programs, half-way houses, narcotic addiction control centers and contract program planning are described and evaluated. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of CRJ 101 and CRJ 103.
CRJ 201 - Criminal Investigations
A study of the qualities of an investigation, general criminal investigative methods, procedures and techniques, and phases of investigation. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CRJ 101 and CRJ 103.
CRJ 204 - Juvenile Justice
Juvenile delinquency and the role of the criminal justice practitioner in handling juvenile matters is examined. The philosophy and history of juvenile proceedings, including trends in prevention, placements, current court decisions and "rights of children" are emphasized. The Family Court Law of New York and handling of juvenile matters are explored. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CRJ 101 and CRJ 103.
CRJ 207 - Criminal Evidence
A study of rules of evidence in criminal matters. Particular emphasis is placed on rules of evidence in the fourth, fifth, and sixth amendments of the Bill of Rights which safeguard such fundamental individual liberties as personal security, protection from self-incrimination, and right to counsel, with emphasis on New York law. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CRJ 101 and CRJ 103.
CRJ 208 - Police Management and Supervision
A study of police organizations, their hierarchical structure, techniques of administration and management utilized in standard police organizations with emphasis on problems of supervision, responsibility, and control of police units. Three class hours. For schedule consult department. 3 Credits.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CRJ 101 and CRJ 103.
CRJ 209 - Crime Scene Management
Examines the application of the physical and biological sciences to criminal investigation. Modern technology will be detailed as it applies to crime scene management, fingerprint science and photography. Emphasis is placed on the inter-relationship between science and law enforcement. The student will have the opportunity, in a classroom equipped with laboratory materials, to demonstrate their learning with hands-on activities directly related to the contemporary crime scene. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of CRJ 101 and CRJ 103, or permission of instructor.
CRJ 211 - Community Values and the Administration of Justice
The inter-relationship of community values and ethical conduct in the administration of justice is explored. Through interaction and study, the student will become aware of how community and professional expectations can affect role performance. Open communication and accountability within and without the justice process will be stressed. (It is strongly suggested that students register for this course during their final semester before graduation.) Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite(s): CRJ 101, CRJ 103, CRJ 104, CRJ 121, CRJ 204, CRJ 222, or permission of instructor. Co-requisite(s): CRJ 121 or CRJ 222.
CRJ 214 - Study of White Collar and Organized Crime
A study of white collar and organized crime which examines historical perspectives and touches on economic, solical, political, and criminal impact on the United States including corruption of political officials, steps federal and state governments are taking to meet the problems. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CRJ 101 and CRJ 103.
CRJ 217 - Community Based Corrections
A seminar which explores alternatives to incarceration in centralized penal institutions. Problems of work-release and school-release programs are discussed. Management of halfway houses, probation, and parole are reviewed. The success and failure of community-based corrections programs in the United States and in Europe are also explored. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CRJ 101 and CRJ 103.
CRJ 222 - Criminal Justice Education Internship II
An activity designed to enhance the Criminal Justice student's theoretical and educational concepts with practical work experience gained by working 135 hours during a semester with a cooperative Criminal Justice Agency. Seminars will be held and papers written on the work experiences and their educational value. 135 field work hours. (It is strongly suggested that students register for this course during their final semester before graduation.) 3 Credits. 3 Credits.

Prerequisites: CRJ 101, CRJ 103, CRJ 104, CRJ 204, or permission of instructor.
CRJ 250 - International Studies in Criminal Justice
A general survey of criminal justice systems and crime problems in selected countries will be studied by an internationally comparative approach in a foreign setting. Police, government, and correctional processes will be studied and analyzed. Emphasis will be placed on a total review of current concepts, policies, and practices. Three class hours in pre-and post-visit seminars respectively, plus daily for two weeks in a foreign country. Student responsible for tuition and own cost of transportation, lodging, and meals. 3 Credits.
CRJ 290 - Independent Study
See the Department Chairperson. Variable Credit.
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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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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 - Honors Studies
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IDC -
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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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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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- Cinema Studies
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- Honors Studies
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- Public Speaking
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