Academic Programs

Programs of Study Summary


All academic programs offered by Monroe Community College have been approved by the State University of New York and registered with:

New York State Board of Regents
New York State Department of Education
Room 110EB
Albany, NY 12234
(518) 474-5889

The State University of New York has authorized the College to award the degrees of Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, and specified certificates. The College itself is fully accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

A.A. & A.S. degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.A.A.S. degree prepares the student for immediate entry into a specific technical or paraprofessional career field.

A.A. degree requires completion of 45 credits in Liberal Arts and Sciences. Evidence of transferability into compatible programs at two baccalaureate-granting institutions.

A.S. degree requires completion of 30 credits in Liberal Arts and Sciences. Evidence of transferability into compatible programs at two baccalaureate-granting institutions.

A.A.S. degree requires completion of 20 credits in Liberal Arts and Sciences. Validated by documentation from an Advisory Group review team.

Certificate: a credential issued by an institution in recognition of the completion of a curriculum other than one leading to a degree; offered for a particular purpose to meet a local or immediate need. Every credit bearing course is applicable to a registered degree program at the College.

Transfer Programs
These two year programs of study leading to an A.A. or A.S. Degree provide an opportunity to complete the first two years of study toward a baccalaureate degree. The third and fourth years of study would be completed at the four-year college or university a student transfers to after completion of the MCC program. Because each four-year institution has its own requirements, any student planning to transfer is advised to select courses in consultation with a transfer counselor, department chairperson or faculty member.

These programs are designed for students who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program. If you are interested in pursuing a course of study not listed, contact an admissions counselor to plan a program that meets your educational goals.

Certificate Programs
Certificate programs are offered to students who desire a high degree of specialization in a short program of instruction. Programs vary in length from 20 to 55 college credits. All courses may be applied toward a degree should students with certificates later decide to complete the associate degree requirements within their field of study. Those interested in such programs should contact the Admissions Office, the academic field department chairperson, or a college counselor in the Advisement and Graduation Services.

Career Programs
These two-year programs provide an opportunity for students to earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. Upon completion of the program, a student is prepared for immediate entry into a specific technical or paraprofessional career field. Emphasis is upon providing particular occupational skills; however, many students do transfer and successfully complete baccalaureate degree programs. Nonetheless, these curriculums are designed primarily for students seeking full-time employment in their chosen field after two years of college study.

HEGIS Codes
ProgramHegis CodeOnline
Accounting: General (A.A.S. DEGREE)5002.0075% or more of this program can be completed online.
Addictions Counseling (A.S. DEGREE)5506.0075% or more of this program can be completed online.
Addictions Counseling (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5506.00
Advanced Studies (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5649.00
African-American Studies (A.S. DEGREE)5622.0050% or more of this program can be completed online.
Agriculture And Food Studies (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5402
Air Conditioning Technology: Heating And Ventilation (A.A.S. DEGREE)5317.00
Applied Integrated Technology (A.A.S. DEGREE)5301.00
Apprentice Training: Automotive - Toyota T-Ten (A.A.S. DEGREE)5306
Apprentice Training: Automotive - Toyota T-Ten (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5306
Apprentice Training: Automotive (A.A.S. DEGREE)5306.00
Automotive Technology (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5306.00
Biology (A.S. DEGREE)5604
Biotechnology (A.A.S. DEGREE)5205.00
Business Administration (A.S. DEGREE)5004.00100% of this program can be completed online.
Business: International Business (A.S. DEGREE)5099.0075% or more of this program can be completed online.
Chemistry (A.S. DEGREE)5619.0050% or more of this program can be completed online.
Child Care Practitioner (A.A.S. DEGREE)5503
Cinema And Screen Studies (A.S. DEGREE)5606.0050% or more of this program can be completed online.
Clinical Laboratory Technician (A.A.S. DEGREE)5205.00
Commercial Art And Illustration (A.S. DEGREE)5012.00
Communication And Media Studies (A.S. DEGREE)5606.0050% or more of this program can be completed online.
Computer Aided Design And Drafting (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5303.00
Computer Information Systems (A.A.S. DEGREE)5101.00
Computer Information Systems (A.S. DEGREE)5101.0050% or more of this program can be completed online.
Computer Science (A.S. DEGREE)5101.0050% or more of this program can be completed online.
Computer Systems Technology (A.A.S. DEGREE)5104.0050% or more of this program can be completed online.
Construction Technology (A.A.S. DEGREE)5317.00
Creative Writing (A.A. DEGREE)5615
Criminal Justice (A.S. DEGREE)5505.00100% of this program can be completed online.
Criminal Justice: Institutional Corrections (A.A.S. DEGREE)5505.0075% or more of this program can be completed online.
Criminal Justice: Police (A.A.S. DEGREE)5505.00100% of this program can be completed online.
Culinary Arts (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5404.00
Cybersecurity Certificate (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5199 .00
Dental Assisting (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5202.00
Dental Assisting Rapid Track - D.A.R.T. (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5202.00100% of this program can be completed online.
Dental Hygiene (A.A.S. DEGREE)5203.00
Direct Disability Support Services (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5506.00
Early Care (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5503.00
Electrical Engineering Technology - Electronics (A.A.S. DEGREE)5310.00
Electronics Technology (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5310.00
Emergency Medical Services (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5299.00
Engineering Science (A.S. DEGREE)5609.00
English (A.A. DEGREE)5615
Entrepreneurial And Applied Business Studies (A.A.S. DEGREE)5004.0075% or more of this program can be completed online.
Fine Arts (A.S. DEGREE)5610.00
Fire Protection Technology (A.A.S. DEGREE)5507.0050% or more of this program can be completed online.
Fire Protection Technology (A.S. DEGREE)5507
Food Management (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5010.00
Gender And Sexuality Studies (A.S. DEGREE)5622.0050% or more of this program can be completed online.
Geography (A.S. DEGREE)562250% or more of this program can be completed online.
Geology (A.S. DEGREE)5619.0050% or more of this program can be completed online.
Geospatial Information Science And Technology (Gist) (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)562250% or more of this program can be completed online.
Global Studies (A.S. DEGREE)5622.00
Golf Management (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5010.0050% or more of this program can be completed online.
Health Information Technology/Medical Records (A.A.S. DEGREE)5213.00
Health Studies (A.S. DEGREE)5299.0075% or more of this program can be completed online.
Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5317.00
Homeland Security (A.S. DEGREE)5505.00
Homeland Security (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5508.00
Hospitality Management (A.A.S. DEGREE)5404.00
Hotel Management (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5010.00
Human Services (A.A.S. DEGREE)5501.00
Human Services (A.S. DEGREE)5506.0050% or more of this program can be completed online.
Human Services (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5501.00
Individual Studies (A.S. DEGREE)5699.00
Information And Network Technology (A.A.S. DEGREE)510450% or more of this program can be completed online.
Information Technology (A.S. DEGREE)5101.0050% or more of this program can be completed online.
Interior Design (A.A.S. DEGREE)5012.00
Law Enforcement (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5505.00
Liberal Arts And Sciences: Adolescence Education (Teacher Education Transfer) (A.A. DEGREE)5649.00100% of this program can be completed online.
Liberal Arts And Sciences: Childhood Education (Teacher Education Transfer) (A.A. DEGREE)5649.00100% of this program can be completed online.
Liberal Arts And Sciences: Early Childhood Education (Teacher Education Transfer) (A.A. DEGREE)5649.00100% of this program can be completed online.
Liberal Arts And Sciences: General Studies (A.S. DEGREE)5699.00100% of this program can be completed online.
Liberal Arts And Sciences: Science (A.S. DEGREE)5649.0075% or more of this program can be completed online.
Mathematics (A.S. DEGREE)5617.00100% of this program can be completed online.
Mathematics (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5617.00
Mechanical Technology (A.A.S. DEGREE)5315.00
Mechatronics (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5301.00
Music Performance (A.S. DEGREE)5610.00
Nursing (A.A.S. DEGREE)5208.10
Office Technology - Office Administrative Assistant (A.A.S. DEGREE)5005.0050% or more of this program can be completed online.
Office Technology: Medical Office Assistant (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5005.00
Optical Systems Technology (A.A.S. DEGREE)5212.00
Optical Systems Technology (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5212.00
Paralegal Studies (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5099.00
Paramedic (A.A.S. DEGREE)5299.00
Paramedic (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5299.00
Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5299.30100% of this program can be completed online.
Philosophy (A.A. DEGREE)5649.00
Physical Education And Exercise Science (A.S. DEGREE)5299.3050% or more of this program can be completed online.
Physics (A.S. DEGREE)561950% or more of this program can be completed online.
Precision Machining - Optical Fabrication (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5212.00
Precision Machining (A.A.S. DEGREE)5312.00
Precision Machining (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5312.00
Private Security Studies (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5505.0050% or more of this program can be completed online.
Psychology (A.S. DEGREE)5620.0050% or more of this program can be completed online.
Public Safety Communications (A.A.S. DEGREE)5508.00
Radiologic Technology (A.A.S. DEGREE)5207.00
Small Business Management (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5004.0075% or more of this program can be completed online.
Solar Thermal Technology (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5317.00
Sport Management (A.S. DEGREE)5299.30100% of this program can be completed online.
Surgical Technology (A.A.S. DEGREE)5211
Sustainability (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5649.00
Sustainability Studies (A.S. DEGREE)5649.00
Teaching Assistant: Adolescence (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5503.0075% or more of this program can be completed online.
Teaching Assistant: Early Childhood/Childhood (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5503.0075% or more of this program can be completed online.
Teaching Assistant: Technology (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5503.0075% or more of this program can be completed online.
Theatre Arts (A.S. DEGREE)5610.00
Travel And Tourism (CERTIFICATE PROGRAM)5011.00
Urban Studies (A.S. DEGREE)5622.0050% or more of this program can be completed online.
Visual Communication Technology: Graphic Design (A.A.S. DEGREE)5012.00
Visual Communication Technology: Photography-Television (A.A.S. DEGREE)5008.0050% or more of this program can be completed online.
Wellness Coaching And Health Management (A.S. DEGREE)569950% or more of this program can be completed online.


*Some programs are accredited by specific accreditation agencies.