Applied Technologies

A degree in the Applied Technologies provides you with practical, hands-on training for tomorrow's workplace. You'll take classes at our state-of-the-art Applied Technologies Center, which contains four automotive technology labs, a sophisticated computer lab, and labs for HVAC, CNC and machine tooling. All of MCC's Applied Technologies programs maintain a 90% or better job placement rate. In addition, our programs are closely affiliated with local and national industry partners, including the RTMA, NATEF, ACCA, ASHRAE, Toyota, and General Motors.

Degree Programs


Apprentice Training: Automotive (A.A.S.)

This is a three-year, nine-semester program. Its demanding nature means students must be willing to make a major commitment to both work and study for the three-year period. Apprentices work full time during the day in the industry, and attend MCC two or three nights a week.


General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program - (GM-ASEP):

This two-year, five-semester program alternates college instruction with on-the-job GM dealership training. General Motors and MCC have joined forces to provide high-tech instruction and a cooperative work experience at participating GM dealers in the Western New York region (Syracuse to Pennsylvania border). You must have a sponsoring dealership and a valid New York State driver's license.


Toyota/Lexus/Scion Technical Educational Network - (T-TEN):

This two-year, five-semester program combines college instruction with on-the-job Toyota/Lexus/Scion dealership training. The program is a proved by Toyota Motor Sales and offers high-tech instruction and cooperative work experience at participating Toyota/Lexus dealers in the Western New York State region (Utica to Pennsylvania border). You must have a sponsoring dealership and a valid New York State driver's license.
Requirements: All automotive programs require Elementary Algebra with Geometry or Math 098 at MCC


Air Conditioning Technology: Heating & Ventilation (A.A.S.)

This program provides a well-rounded education in HVAC technology and a thorough understanding of the theory and applications for systems operation, including the math and physics that HVAC principles are based upon. Upon graduation, you will be qualified for careers such as field service technician, construction field estimator, service representative, systems detailer/designer, or sales representative. The program also provides a solid background for students wanting to pursue a bachelor's degree in HVAC, as well as additional training for those who are currently employed and looking to advance.
Requirements: All HVAC programs require Elementary Algebra with Geometry or Math 098 at MCC


Apprentice Training: Machine Trades (A.A.S)

This program adds in-depth learning to your on-the-job training. To be eligible, you must be an apprentice or journeyman in the machine trades in an approved apprenticeship-training program. Up to 12 college credit hours may be awarded for on-the-job training performed during your apprenticeship. (Awarded after completion of your MCC program and submission of your journeyman certificate.)
Requirements: Pre-Algebra (one year high school math) or placement into Level 3 Math at MCC, and a letter confirming your status as an apprentice or journeyman in your trade


Precision Machining (A.A.S.)

Gain the skills for a career in the precision metal working industry. Graduates will be able to enter or advance in such fields as mold making, machine building, tool making, die making, CNC machining, and other manufacturing areas. This program does not include an apprenticeship. Requirements: Elementary Algebra with Geometry (or MTH 098 at MCC)

Certificates


Automotive Technology

A 30-credit program for students who want basic skills and do not want a degree. No prior automotive skills are required. Courses earn college credit and can be applied to the A.A.S. degree in Automotive Technology should you later decide to pursue a degree. The program is limited to students residing in the western region of New York State. Requirements: All automotive programs require Elementary Algebra with Geometry or Math 098 at MCC Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning This certificate is designed for students who are seeking an entry level position as a preventative maintenance mechanic or installation/service technician, as well as those currently employed in the field of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning or related areas.
Requirements: All Automotive programs require Elementary Algebra with Geometry or Math 098 at MCC. Valid driver's license.


Precision Tooling

This certificate provides the coursework and hands-on skills necessary for apprenticeships in mold making, machine building, tool and die making, or employment in production machining.
Requirements: Elementary Algebra with Geometry or Math 098 at MCC


Precision Machining: Optical Fabrication

This certificate program will prepare graduates for employment in the precision machining industry with special emphasis on optical fabrication. Optical fabrication is the manufacturing of optical components used in lasers, fiber optics, and digital imaging. Students will learn the principles and practices of precision metalworking and then apply these skills to the materials used in fiber optics, digital imaging, lasers, and other technological applications.
Requirements: Pre-Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into Level 3 Math at MCC)

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