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
Albany, NY 12234
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. 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.
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 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.
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.
*Some programs are accredited by specific accreditation agencies.