Curriculum & Program Development
Building and Renewing Our Curriculum
Monroe Community College, through access to affordable academic programs, leads excellence and innovation in higher education, inspires diverse students to transform their lives and communities, drives regional economic development, and builds global engagement and understanding.
- Curriculum represents all of the courses of study offered by an educational institution.
- Curriculum is designed to assist students’ progress toward their goals, whether for immediate employment or transfer to another institution of higher education.
- As a comprehensive community college, MCC offers a wide variety of programs to serve the diverse educational needs of Monroe County residents, including both credit and non-credit employee training and education opportunities for local companies and organizations to increase their employees’ skill level.
- The College is authorized by the New York State Board of Regents to award three degrees: the Associate in Arts (AA), the Associate in Science (AS), and the Associate in Applied Science (AAS).
- Programs designed to facilitate transfer to other colleges and universities in liberal arts disciplines lead to either the AA or AS degree, while programs in business administration, communication and media studies, computer information systems, computer science, engineering science, performing arts (music), office technology, and physical education lead to the AS degree.
The Office of Curriculum and Program Development strives to facilitate faculty innovation and academic improvement by streamlining the processes through which our curriculum is developed, assessed, reviewed, and revised. Enhancing the quality of our curriculum offerings is at the heart of improving student learning. We work closely with deans, department chairpersons, and other College offices in the planning, development, and implementation of policies and procedures to build and renew curriculum offerings.