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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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
EMS -
Emergency Medical Services courses are offered by the Public Safety Training Center. For other courses offered at the Center, see Police: Law Enforcement and Public Safety Training. .
EMS 101 - EMS First Responder
This course is for non-ambulance professional rescuers who are first to arrive at an emergency medical scene to provide pre hospital care. Topics covered are patient assessment, CPR review, airway, shock, wound management, full body immobilization, and initial treatment for other medical emergencies. Students successfully completing this course are eligible for New York State Department of Health Certified First Responder certification. Thirty six instruction hours, thirty laboratory hours. 3 Credits.
EMS 109 - EMS First Responder Recertification
This course is for students who wish to update their knowledge and skills learned in EMS 101. In addition to assessment and treatment updates, the students will prepare for recertification as a New York State Certified First Responder by visiting topics of patient assessment, airway management, circulatory emergencies, trauma, and selected medical emergencies. Thirteen instruction hours, two laboratory hours. 1 Credit.

Prerequisite and/or corequisite: EMS 101 or equivalent.
EMS 110 - Emergency Medical Technician
This course is designed for students to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). The primary focus of the EMT is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. The course will teach the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. EMTs function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. EMTs perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The EMT is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system. Successful completion of this course leads to eligibility to take New York State EMT Certification Exams. Seventy two instruction hours, seventy two laboratory hours. A minimum of 10 hours additional clinical (experiential) time is required outside the regular class hours. 6 Credits.
EMS 118 - EMT-Basic Core Review
This course is designed for New York State Certified EMTs to meet their recertification needs in reviewing the core material of the EMT Basic Curriculum. Material is presented in areas of Airway, Patient Assessment, Medical Emergencies, Behavioral Problems, Trauma, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, and Contemporary Issues in EMS. This course meets New York State requirements for 24 hours of core reviews described in the NYS Department of Health EMS Recertification through Continuing Education. This course will also cover the "Mandatory Optional Topics" of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Geriatrics. 2 Credits.

Prerequisite: EMS 110 or EMS 119.
EMS 119 - Emergency Medical Technician Recertification
This course is for individuals who are certified as emergency medical technicians and need recertification and updating for the purpose of maintaining their competency in providing emergency medical care. The course presents students with both a review and update of the topics covered in the Emergency Medical Technician course (EMS 110). Recent changes in the prehospital emergency medical care field are emphasized. 30 instruction hours, 25 laboratory hours. 3 Credits.

EMS 110 or equivalent.
EMS 141 - Operational Management for Emergency Medical Services
This course will allow EMS providers to more fully understand the many components of the emergency medical services system. Students will also learn essential leadership styles for both routine and emergency situations that are common in emergency medical services. 3 Credits.
EMS 142 - Administrative Management for Emergency Medical Services
This course will prepare EMS providers to act as an officer in an agency by discussing legal requirements, budgeting, planning, research and analysis. The focus of this course is New York State Department of Health requirements and regional accepted practices. 3 Credits.
EMS 171 - Critical Trauma Care
This course contains practical and lecture material showing state-of-the-art assessment and treatment techniques for multiple system trauma victims. The course exposes the EMT to patient priority assessment and management concepts that are needed for successful outcomes for victims of life threatening trauma. Topics include rapid extrication, kinetics of trauma, expanded primary survey, the Golden Hour, and trauma centers. Thirteen and one-half instruction hours, four and one-half laboratory hours. Must be an EMT. 1 Credit.
EMS 172 - Ambulance - Emergency Vehicle Operator Course
This course is designed to provide operators of ambulances with the knowledge and minimum skills to drive a certified ambulance in accordance with New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, while reducing the risks to the crew and public resulting in the ambulance being operated safely and efficiently. General topics include ambulance operator selection, legal aspects of operation, communication roles, vehicle characteristics, inspection and maintenance, navigation and routing, basic maneuvers, emergency operation, defensive actions, reviewing the run, and special considerations of emergency vehicle operation. In addition to the classroom hours, participants spend 8 hours in the cab of an ambulance practicing and demonstrating skills on a closed vehicle course. Clean New York State Motor Vehicle Operators License and either a letter of recommendation from sponsoring EMS agency or specific EMS department approval. Eighteen instructional hours, eight laboratory hours. 1 Credit.
EMS 210 - Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate
This course is designed to provide EMT's with the medical knowledge and skills necessary to handle advancd pre-hospital procedures. The course focus is on airway management including endotracheal intubation, shock management including intravenous therapy trauma assessment and defibrillation. Students successfully completing this course are eligible to take the New York State Certification exam for Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate. Thirty-six hours of lecture/instruction, twenty-seven hours of laboratory, forty-eight hours of hospital clinical, forty-eight hours of field clinical. 5.5 Credits.

Prerequisite: EMS 110 or equivalent.
EMS 236 - Advanced Cardiac Life Support
This course prepares students for certification by the American Heart Association in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. It provides a systematic approach to the management of life threatening cardiac and respiratory emergencies. Nine and one-half instruction hours, nine and one-half laboratory hours. Must be a physician, physician's assistant, registered nurse, advanced level prehospital care provider, or student of these disciplines. 1 Credit.

Prerequisite: Must be a physician, physician’s assistant, registered nurse, advanced level pre-hospital care provider, or student of these disciplines.
EMS 239 - Paramedic Clinical and Field Experience I
This course provides the paramedic student with an opportunity to apply previously learned knowledge and skills in a supervised clinical setting. Rotations in this course include the emergency department, specialty hospital units, and prehospital experience. Students must demonstrate competence in certain skills during the course. Two hundred and twenty five experiential hours. Must be currently enrolled in the paramedic certification program. 5 Credits.

Prerequisite: EMS 270 previously completed or taken concurrently.
EMS 240 - Paramedic Clinical and Field Experience II
This course provides the paramedic student with an opportunity to apply previously learned knowledge and skills in a supervised clinical setting. Rotations in this course include the emergency department, medical and surgical intensive care, pediatrics and pediatric intensive care, labor and delivery, psychiatric, and prehospital experience. Student must demonstrate competence in certain skills during the course Three hundred and fifteen experiential hours. Must be currently enrolled in the paramedic certification program. 7 Credits.

Prerequisite: EMS 239.
EMS 246 - Pediatric Advanced Care
This course presents concepts in advanced airway management and resuscitation of pediatric patients in the emergency setting. Specific topics include special pharmacology for pediatric patients, interosseous infusion, and cardiac resuscitation of pediatric patients. Completion also leads to eligibility for PALS certificate from the American Heart Association. Eight class hours, twelve laboratory hours. 1 Credit.

Prerequisite: EMS 270 or equivalent.
EMS 249 - Paramedic Review and Recertification
Emphasis is on knowledge review and update needed by paramedics for recertification. New techniques and knowledge will be presented where appropriate. Fifty-seven instruction hours, nineteen laboratory hours. Must be certified as a paramedic. 4 Credits.
EMS 250 - 12-Lead EKG Interpretation in the Emergency Setting
Designed for the advanced pre-hospital EMS provider and other health professionals involved in treating cardiac patients in the emergency setting. On completion, students will be able to read and classify 12-lead EKGs. Topics include cardiac anatomy review, electrical physiology, axis determination, bundle branch and hemiblocks, 12-lead abnormalities, correlation between EKG changes and location of cardiac damage, and unqiue cardiac phenomenon. 1 Credit.

Prerequisites: EMS 236 and PST 252.
EMS 270 - Introduction to Paramedicine
This course is designed to prepare a person to care for the sick and injured at an advanced level of care. Persons must be currently certified as a Basic EMT to be accepted in this course. This course covers topics that include basic anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, respiratory emergencies, venous access and medication administration, airway management, medical documentation, cardiac emergencies, pediatric emergencies, caring for the elderly, and medical emergencies. This course is part of the first phase of a sequence that qualifies candidates to take the certification exam for Paramedic. 145 class hours, 76 laboratory hours. 12 Credits.

Prerequisite: EMS 110.
EMS 271 - Medical Care in Paramedicine
This course builds on the medical concepts learned in Introduction to Paramedicine. Topics include advanced patient assessment techniques, surgical airway procedures, cardiac care including external pacing and cardioversion, 12-lead EKG interpretation, and advanced medical care. Additional emphasis is placed on the EMT-P working as a team member, and identifying the limitations of paramedicine in the emergency medical setting. Ninety-one class hours, sixty laboratory hours. 8 Credits.

Prerequisite: EMS 270, and permission from the Emergency Services Department.
EMS 272 - Advanced Trauma Issues in Paramedicine
This course presents material on the advanced concepts in trauma care needed for delivery of emergency medical care at the EMT-P level of practice. Current issues and techniques are covered. Specific topics include surgical airway techniques, chest decompression, advanced treatment for hypoperfusion, and special immobilization techniques. Work is also accomplished in the use of the United Incident Management System, and working with rescue personnel in delivery of care to patients who are entrapped. Ninety class hours, thirty laboratory hours. 7 Credits.

Prerequisite: EMS 270, and permission from the Emergency Services Department.
EMS 290 - Independent Study
See Department Chairperson Variable Credit.
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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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