Course Descriptions

The following is a complete listing of courses offered at MCC. You can also visit our Programs of Study page for a list of course requirements necessary to complete your degree.

AAD - Applied Art and Design
ACC - Accounting
ACD - Alcohol/Chemical Dependency
AGS - Agricultural Studies
ANT - Anthropology
ARA - Arabic/Foreign Language
ART - Art
ASL - American Sign Language/Foreign Language
ATP - Automotive Technology
BIO - Biology
BUS - Business
CDL - Interdisciplinary
CE - Cooperative Education-Disney World
CE - Hospitality
CE - Office Technology
CEL - Leadership
CHE - Chemistry
CHI - Chinese/Foreign Language
CIN - Cinema Studies
CIS - Computer Information Systems
CIT - Civil and Construction Technology
CLT - Clinical Laboratory Technician
COM - Communication
COS - College Success
CPT - Computer Technology
CRC - Computer Related Curricula
CRJ - Criminal Justice
CSC - Computer Science
DAS - Dental Assisting
DEN - Dental Hygiene
EBL - Experience Based Learning
ECE - Education and Early Care
ECO - Economics
EDU - Education
ELT - Electrical Engineering Technology/Electronics
EMS - Emergency Medical Services
ENG - English Literature
ENG - English Writing
ENR - Engineering Science
ESL - English For Speakers Of Other Languages (ESOL)
FPT - Fire Protection Technology
FRE - French/Foreign Language
FSA - Food Service Administration
GEG - Geography
GEO - Geology
GER - German/Foreign Language
GLF - Golf Management
HBR - Hebrew/Foreign Language
HED - Health Education
HEG - Health Education Global
HIM - Health Information Technology
HIS - History
HMN - Humanities
HON - Honors Studies
HPR - Health Professions
HSM - Homeland Security Administration
HSP - Hospitality
HTL - Hotel Technology
HUM - Human Services
HVA - Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning
IDE - Interior Design
ITA - Italian/Foreign Language
JPN - Japanese/Foreign Language
LAW - Law
LDS - Leadership
MAR - Marketing
MET - Mechanical Technology
MFG - Manufacturing Technology: Automation / Robotics
MTH - Mathematics
MUS - Music
NUR - Nursing
OFT - Office Technology
OPT - Optical Systems Technology
PE - Physical Education--Coed
PEC - Physical Education--Coed
PEJ - Physical Education-Criminal Justice
PEM - Physical Education--Men
PEW - Physical Education-Women
PHL - Philosophy
PHO - Photography
PHY - Physics
PLE - Police: Law Enforcement
PLS - Paralegal Studies
POR - Portuguese/Foreign Language
POS - Political Science
PPE - Physical Studies/Physical Education
PSC - Public Safety Communications
PSC - Public Safety Training
PST - Public Safety Training
PSY - Psychology
REA - Reading
SBS - Honors Studies
SBS - Social & Behavioral Sciences
SCI - Science
SCR - Computer Security
SGT - Surgical Technology
SMT - Sports Management
SOC - Sociology
SPA - Spanish/Foreign Language
SPC - Speech Communication
STT - Solar Thermal Technology
SUS - Sustainability Studies
SVL - Service Learning
TAM - Tooling and Machining
TEK - Technology
TEK 100 - Introduction to Engineering Technology Concepts

3 Credits

The student will explore the roles of the various members of the engineering team. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the role and tasks of the engineering technician. An introduction and description of each of the major technical fields will be provided. An extended review of the problem solving and graphic techniques common to all engineering technologies will be included. This review will emphasize mastery of the mathematical operations required. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
This course is to assist students considering a career in technology with their selection of their specialty. It will also provide a thorough review of the problem solving principles and mathematical concepts common to all technologies.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TEK 101 - Computer Applications for Technicians

2 Credits

Introduction to computers as a tool for the technician. Microsoft applications including Word, Excel and Visio are covered in the class. Students will use applications to create spreadsheets, graphs, drawings and technical documents. Three laboratory hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate basic MS Windows operations such as; File and Folder Naming, Saving, Save-As, student network storage, Cut, Copy, Paste, move, and emailing.
2. Sketch several technical drawings using MS VISIO or other drawing program using operations such as; drawing lines, rectangles, circles, arcs, grouping, fragmenting, shape order, usage of custom technical stencils, dimensioning, alignment, rotation and fills.
3. Use a spreadsheet program such as MS EXCEL to preform numerical analysis with cells containing text, scientific functions (using absolute and relative addressing), and numbers, to do computations such as; sums, average, max and minimum, chart formatting and the graphing of linear and logarithimic scientific data.
4. Employ a word processor program such as MS WORD with emphasis on useful functions for the technical student such as; equation editor, insertion of Greek characters, table of contents, paste and paste-special (linking objects from other programs ie charts from EXCEL), object formatting, spell checker, page numbering and margins.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TEK 190 - Introduction to the Engineering Technologies

3 Credits

A course to acquaint students with the phenomena, terminology and practices of selected technologies, history, present status and possibilities for the future are discussed. The course is divided into blocks sampling topics in Automotive, Civil Electronics, Fire Protection, Instrumentation, Mechanical, Optical, and Quality and Reliability Technology. The student will be introduced to some basic theory, typical class material and career opportunities for the various technologies. Three class hours.

Course Offered Fall only

TEK 200 - Laboratory Data Preparation and Analysis with MathCad

2 Credits

A course for individuals who acquire and analyze data in science, engineering or technology environments. MathCad is a widely used program in this arena and representative of this class of analysis programs. Students will import data into MathCad from text files and Excel files. Using this data, representative statistical and physical science calculations will be performed in MathCad. Graphs and text commentary will be prepared in MathCad. A typical "formal" laboratory report will be written. One class hour, two laboratory hours.

Prerequisite: MTH 140 or higher; one physics, engineering, or technical course with a laboratory recommended.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Students will report procedures, data and conclusions
2. Students will arrange report elements in a logical manner
3. Students will choose appropriate software tools to compute a variety of statistical and physical parameters.
4. Students will analyze data and results and compare them to standard models
5. Students will plot data and results and if necessary re-order data and results to illustrate concepts or trends.
6. Students will evaluate results and make decisions based upon data and results about their conformity to statistical or physical criteria.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TEK 206 - Special Topics in Engineering Technology

1-3 Credits

This course will present topics relative to the field of mechanical, electrical, optical, and/or manufacturing technologies not covered in existing courses. The topics will introduce the students to emerging technologies and new industry trends, along with their practical applications. Topics will change from semester to semester based upon faculty and student interest. The classes may consist of lecture, laboratory, or alternative learning environment.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Explain how the emerging technology or trend will impact the field of engineering technology.
2. Analyze product design specifications to determine how the emerging technology will affect the fit, form, and/or function of a product.
3. Describe how the emerging technology improves the manufacturability of a product.
4. Evaluate an emerging trend and propose a methodology for integrating it into an existing manufacturing process.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

TEK 290 - Independent Study

Variable Credit

See the Department Chairperson.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

THE - Theatre
TOY - Toyota
TRS - Transitional Studies
TVL - Travel And Tourism
XRT - Radiologic Technology