Academic Information

MCC General Education - Traditional Design

Purpose: The MCC General Education Requirement (MCC-GER) ensures that all students, regardless of their chosen degree program, acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies that will help students succeed in whatever educational or career path they choose to follow after graduation.

Background: Since fall 2001, MCC has required that all credit-bearing degree programs include a core set of courses covering the following general education categories:

  • Basic Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Social Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Physical Education

Starting fall 2018, most of MCC’s degrees are offered based upon a new outcomes-based general education model. The following listed programs utilize the traditional design and are in the process of being transitioned to the new model:
  • Apprentice Training: Automotive A.A.S. (AT01)
  • Apprentice Training: Automotive Toyota-TEN A.A.S. (AT10
  • Biology A.S. (LSB1)
  • Clinical Laboratory Technician/Medical Laboratory Technician A.A.S. (CL01)
  • Construction Technology A.A.S. (CT01)
  • Dental Hygiene A.A.S. (DH01)
  • Electrical Engineering Technology – Electronics A.A.S. (ET01)
  • Engineering Science A.S. (EN01)
  • Health Information Technology/Medical Records A.A.S. (HI01)
  • Hospitality Management A.A.S. (HM01)
  • Interior Design A.A.S. (ID01)
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: Adolescence Education A.A. (EA01)
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: Childhood Education A.A. (EC01)
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: Early Childhood Education A.A. (EE01)
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: Science A.S. (LS01)
  • Optical Systems Technology A.A.S. (OT01)
  • Paramedic A.A.S. (EM01)
  • Radiologic Technology A.A.S. (RA01)

Program: For only the above listed degrees in 2018-2019, students completing these programs must successfully complete one course in each of the six listed general education categories. Every student earning one of the above degrees will have taken and passed a minimum of 17 credits in the six general education categories. These requirements are included in the Distribution Requirements of each program printed in the catalog. Students who meet all of the listed program requirements for a degree will satisfy the MCC-GER.
  • For Basic Communication, completion of ENG 101 or ENG 200 satisfies that requirement.
  • For Physical Education, students must complete 2 credit hours from one or more courses offered by the Health and Physical Education department, including courses with the following prefixes: HED, HEG, PE, PEC, PEJ, PEM, PEW, PPE
  • For the remaining four categories, the following listed courses satisfy each of the respective general education area requirements:

Humanities
AAD 105 Typography
ARA – All Courses
ART - All Courses
ASL - All Courses
CHI - All Courses
CIN - All Courses
COM 101 Introduction to Mass Media
COM 120 Media Literacy
COM 130 Media Writing
COM 131 Principles of Journalism
COM 270 Media and Society
EDU 150 Performance and Presentation Skills for Educators
ENG - All Courses
FRE - All Courses
GER – All Courses
HBR – All Courses
HSM 107 Social Media, Issues and Impacts
HMN - All Courses
ITA – All Courses
JPN – All Courses
MUS - All Courses
PHL - All Courses
PHO 101 Photography for Non-Majors I
PHO 106 Photography I
PHO 135 Survey of Digital Photography
**PHO 140 History of Photography: Early
**PHO 145 History of Photography: Modern
REA 101 Critical Reading
SPA – All Courses
SPC- All Courses
THE - All Courses

Social Science
AAD 107 A History of Graphic Design
ANT - All Courses
**ART 118 Perspectives of Art History I: Ancient
**ART 119 Perspectives of Art History II: Modern
**ART 121 Perspectives of Art History III: Non-Western Art
**ART 240 Women, Art and Society
**ART 271 Twentieth Century Art and Ideas
ECE 250 Infant and Toddler Development
ECE 251 Family and Culture
ECO - All Courses
EDU 208 Guided Observations in Education
GEG 102 Human Geography
GEG 135 Business GIS
GEG 201 Geography of the United States and Canada
GEG 211 Economic Geography
GEG 215 Geography of Tourism Destinations
GEG 218 Political Geography
GEG 220 Geography of Genocide
HIS - All Courses
**HMN 220 Western Humanities I
**HMN 221 Western Humanities II
HSM 103 Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Terrorism and Homeland Security
HUM 210 Disability Across the Lifespan Strategies for the Human Services Worker
LAW - All Courses
**MUS 119 Music in World Cultures
**MUS 120 Jazz in American Society
**MUS 150 History of Rock ‘n Roll
**MUS 155 African-American Music in America
**MUS 201 History of Music I
**MUS 202 History of Music II
**PHL 108 World Religions: Western Traditions
**PHL 109 World Religions: Eastern Traditions
**PHO 140 History of Photography: Early
**PHO 145 History of Photography: Modern
POS- All Courses
PPE 208 Sport Psychology
PSY - All Courses
SBS - All Courses
SOC - All Courses
SVL 101 Service-Learning Seminar
SVL 106 Topics in Service-Learning

Mathematics
For A.A.S. degree programs: MTH 104 or higher unless specified differently in your program of study. Check your program of study for specific mathematics courses that fulfill the mathematics requirement for your program.

For A.S. and A.A. degree programs: MTH 150 or higher unless specified differently in your program of study. Check your program of study for specific mathematics courses that fulfill the mathematics requirement for your program.

Natural Science
For A.A.S. degree programs: All courses listed below fulfill the Natural Science elective requirement. For A.S. and A.A. degree programs: All courses listed below fulfill the Natural Science elective requirement EXCEPT PHY 100, PHY 143.

AGS 101 Introduction to Agriculture
AGS 110 Introduction to Greenhouse Management
AGS 150 General Microbiology for Food and Agriculture
BIOLOGY – All courses
CHEMISTRY – All courses
FSA 117 Basic Consumer Nutrition
GEG 100 Physical Geography I Laboratory
GEG 101 Physical Geography I
GEG 103 Extreme Weather Lab
GEG 104 Extreme Weather
GEG 110 Physical Geography II Lab
GEG 111 Physical Geography II
GEG 130 Digital Earth
GEG 133 Introduction to Remote Sensing
GEG 203 Extreme Climate Lab formerly GEG 252
GEG 204 Extreme Climate formerly GEG 253
GEOLOGY – All courses
PPE 275 Physiology of Exercise
PHYSICS – All courses EXCEPT the following:
PHY 100 Preparatory Physics (cannot count toward A.A. & A.S.)
PHY 143 Physics for Automotive Technologies (cannot count toward A.A. & A.S.)
SCI – All courses