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What doors can MCC open for you?

MCC has been opening doors for our students for more than 50 years.

Whether you’re starting a bachelor’s degree, a new career, or adding new skills to your resume, get ready to join the over half a million alumni who have begun their inspiring stories at MCC!

MCC: Opening Doors

Open House Nov 17th - Jake & fellow alumni

MCC: Opening Doors

Tsion, Christine, Vasiliy, Ashley and Zachary




MCC offers a variety of majors and programs for every interest and career goal.

MCC’s career programs open the door to today’s growing job markets in health care, manufacturing, auto technology, business, human services, criminal justice and more.

Our certificate programs are a great way to find a new job—or a better one, often in just one year or less.  

Our transfer programs lead to bachelor’s degrees at colleges and universities throughout New York state and across the country.


Find out how MCC’s low tuition, hundreds of scholarships, and state and federal education grants can make a high-quality education affordable for full and part-time study. There is still time to find out if you qualify for financial aid. Our expert financial aid staff will help you every step of the way.


Whether you are working, raising a family, or juggling other responsibilities, our flexible programs will fit your schedule. We offer MCC offers day, evening and online class options, including many degrees that can be completed entirely online. We also offer you 24/7 technical support, computer access and study workshops to help you succeed.


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Meet just a few of our inspiring graduates.

Ashley Ramble, Teacher, Monroe One BOCES

Ashley Ramble

MCC Class of 2007
Teacher, Monroe One BOCES

“MCC gave me time to figure myself out,” said alumna Ashley Ramble. After earning her liberal arts degree in 2007, she took her love of the French language across the border to the University of Montreal & the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi. After completing a master’s degree in Education from St. John Fisher College, Ashley now teaches French in grades 7 - 12 throughout Monroe 1 BOCES. Her advice to future MCC students: “Take a lot of different courses during your first two years of college. Use this time to explore!”

Jake Fike, surgical technician

Jake Fike

MCC Class of 2017
Surgical Technician, Surgery Center at Sawgrass

Meet Jake Fike, proud member of the first graduating class from MCC’s surgical technology program. Jake now has a great job at Surgery Center at Sawgrass. He credits his instructors and MCC’s authentic operating room and teaching facility with giving him a strong foundation of skills and confidence. “There is a real need in the medical community for trained surgical technicians,” says Program Director, Mary Seeley. “Jake’s skills and positive attitude make him an asset on any surgical team.”

Chanz Miles, Owner, CEO Velocitii

Chantz Miles

MCC Class of 2003
Owner, CEO Velocitii

Chantz Miles chose MCC because it was close to home and family. But that didn’t stop him from going far. With a dream of starting his own company, he graduated with a degree in business administration from MCC then went on to SUNY Buffalo. There he earned two bachelor’s degrees - one in business and one in economics. “What I learned at MCC put me ahead of the game when I transferred,” he said. Chantz went on to earn an MBA and form key partnerships that helped him open his own company, Velocitii. At Velocitii, his team creates solutions that help companies deliver better service and reach their customers faster.

Agathi Georgiou opening door

Agathi Georgiou

MCC Class of 2005
Owner, Agathi & Company

Before Agathi opened her event planning company, she had a passion to create. With the help of trusted advisors at MCC, she charted a path to a master’s degree and opened the doors to her own business. Agathi credits MCC as the crucial first step in turning her talent into a fun and sustainable career. A public speaking course at MCC helped her break out of her shell. " My professor taught me a lot about interpersonal communications. Today, my business depends on it! Communication is at least 80% of what I do."

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Zachary Sweet

MCC Class of 2015
IT Project Coordinator, Wegmans Food Markets

Being close to city life, but not too far from his hometown outside Utica, NY, drew Zachary Sweet to MCC. While a student in the computer information systems program, he asked Professor Sandra McCormack about career and transfer options. She suggested RIT’s management information systems degree. “It was a pivotal moment for me,” he said. “She really understood me and how my courses would align with the RIT program.” Her advice also helped open the door to his job as an IT Project Coordinator at Wegmans. “I love being able to bridge the gap between people, processes and technology."

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Angelica Perez Delgado

MCC Class of 1996
Chief Administrative Officer, Villa of Hope

Through her work at Villa of Hope, Angie Perez Delgado is all about opening doors for others. She came to MCC after dropping out of high school and having a child at 16. MCC offered an option that helped her get both her GED and associate degree. “The level of support was amazing. My professors kept me motivated at a very difficult time in my life.” That motivation continued as she earned a bachelor’s degree in human services and a master’s degree in health administration. “MCC showed me that I could overcome anything. It set the tone for high expectations and big dreams.”

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Christine Wilson

MCC Class of 1998
Officer, Rochester Police Department

Christine Wilson’s curiosity about the law attracted her to MCC’s criminal justice program. Growing up in the city, she said, there were certain perceptions about police officers. “I thought… let me get some knowledge about this.” She walked through MCC’s doors not sure where it would lead but ready to work hard and found the support she needed every step of the way. A two-year paid internship in law enforcement also came at a time when she needed it most. Christine now runs that same internship program for the College while she helps change perceptions about police officers in our community. “I owe my career to MCC,” she says.

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Vasiliy Baziuk

MCC Class of 2004
Visual Communications Photo/TV

Vasiliy grew his professional photography career one discovery at a time. At MCC those discoveries started when he applied what he learned in a graphics design class to his photography work. “I thought, this is it! This is my secret weapon,” he said. As his confidence behind the camera grew, his photography career began to take off. His eye for visual composition got him noticed as a photographer on the college newspaper and lead to an invitation to photograph MCC's student catalog and handbook, and to travel as a photographer with MCC’s Model UN debate team conference in Massachusetts. This was when he first realized that, “You know, this crazy photography idea just might work.” His growing portfolio lead to a staff photographer position at the Messenger Post Newspapers in Canandaigua, NY, and later to create a photography business specializing in portrait and lifestyle photography.

Tsion Teklemarim

MCC Class of 2016
Precision Machining and Tooling

Tsion Teklemarim, followed her dream of living in the United States, then followed her interest in technology to MCC and the precision machining and tooling certificate program. Tsion works as a skilled technician at Optimax Systems, a growing Rochester company that creates precision optics for medical, aerospace, military defense and more. “The program director at MCC was so helpful and encouraging to me,” she says. It was his contacts with area employers, paired with Tsion’s hard work, that opened the door to her job at Optimax. “I learn new things every day, and the people are so positive, so supportive.”

MCC: Opening Doors

Ashley and Angelica

MCC: Opening Doors

Jake and Tsion

MCC: Opening Doors

Agathi and Chantz