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
THE - Theatre
TOY - Toyota
TOY 191 - Introduction to Automotive Service

2 Credits

An introductory course designed to develop entry level skills, including: workplace safety, proper use of hand tools and lifts, application of manufacturer vehicle information systems, vehicle express maintenance, scan tool usage and an overview of vehicle systems. Six laboratory hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Communicate effectively in written or verbal context.
2. Display professional behaviors.
3. Perform to industry standards in a working environment.
4. Demonstrate proper use of tools and equipment in relation to course subject matter.
5. Demonstrate proper shop safety.
6. Demonstrate proper tool safety.
7. Demonstrate vehicle preparation for service.
8. Demonstrate vehicle preparation for the customer.
9. Interpret Service Information Systems.
10. Perform basic vehicle maintenance.
11. Calculate efficiency and effectiveness using the flat rate system.

Course Offered Fall only

TOY 192 - Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems 1

3 Credits

This course emphasizes the study of automotive electricity including: Ohms law, circuit analysis, meter usage, oscilloscope usage, solid state components, magnetic induction, motor principles, wire repair, battery, starting and charging systems. Six laboratory hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe electrical theory.
2. Describe electrical circuits.
3. Measure electrical circuits using electrical test equipment.
4. Repair electrical circuits.
5. Apply Ohm’s Law to automotive electrical circuits.
6. Apply Kirchhoff’s Laws to automotive electrical circuits.
7. Describe basic motor theory.
8. Explain how magnetism is used to control electrical systems.
9. Describe circuit safety devices.
10. Diagnose circuit safety devices.
11. Repair circuit safety devices.
12. Diagnose basic circuit semiconductors.
13. Repair basic circuit semiconductors.

Course Offered Fall only

TOY 195 - Brakes

4 Credits

A class focusing on theory-related instruction and demonstration of testing and repair procedures covering automotive brake systems including: drum and disc brakes, hydraulic systems, power assist and anti-lock systems.

Prerequisite: TOY 191 with a grade of C or better.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe hydraulic brake systems.
2. Diagnose hydraulic brake systems.
3. Repair hydraulic brake systems.
4. Describe drum brake systems.
5. Diagnose drum brake systems.
6. Repair drum brake systems.
7. Describe disc brake systems.
8. Diagnose disc brake systems.
9. Repair disc brake systems.
10. Describe brake power assist units.
11. Diagnose brake power assist units.
12. Diagnose brake related electrical faults.
13. Repair brake related electrical faults.
14. Diagnose wheel bearing concerns.
15. Repair wheel bearing concerns.
16. Diagnose parking brake concerns.
17. Repair parking brake concerns.
18. Demonstrate brake system diagnostic processes.

Course Offered Spring only

TOY 196 - Steering and Suspension

4 Credits

An in-depth study of adjustable and non-adjustable alignment measurements with emphasis on proper alignment techniques, methods of adjustment, and complete 4-wheel alignment, including: manual and power steering system diagnosis and repair, complete suspension system service including coil spring, torsion bar, and MacPherson struts.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe steering systems.
2. Service steering systems.
3. Diagnose steering systems.
4. Repair steering systems.
5. Describe suspension systems.
6. Service suspension systems.
7. Diagnose suspension systems.
8. Repair suspension systems.
9. Describe wheel alignment.
10. Diagnose wheel alignment.
11. Adjust wheel alignment.
12. Describe wheel and tire systems.
13. Service wheel and tire systems.
14. Diagnose wheel and tire concerns.
15. Repair wheel and tire concerns.

Course Offered Summer only

TOY 198 - Engine Repair

4 Credits

A class focusing on the 4-stroke theory and practical procedures necessary to diagnose and repair automotive type gasoline engines, including: diagnosis, component inspection, proper disassembly and reassembly procedures, and critical engine measurements.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe internal combustion engine theory.
2. Diagnose the cylinder head.
3. Repair the cylinder head.
4. Diagnose the valve train.
5. Repair the valve train.
6. Diagnose engine block assembly.
7. Repair engine block assembly.
8. Diagnose the engine lubrication system.
9. Repair the engine lubrication system.
10. Diagnose the engine cooling system.
11. Repair engine cooling system.
12. Diagnose the engine mechanical system.

Course Offered Fall only

TOY 199 - Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

3 Credits

A class focusing on theory-related instruction and demonstration of testing and repair procedures covering automotive heating and air conditioning systems. This course provides theory for R-12 and R-134a systems.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe refrigeration system operation.
2. Diagnose refrigeration systems.
3. Repair refrigeration systems.
4. Describe heating system operation.
5. Diagnose heating system.
6. Repair heating system.
7. Describe air distribution systems.
8. Diagnose air distribution systems.
9. Repair air distribution systems.
10. Describe heating and air conditioning operational control systems.
11. Diagnose heating and air conditioning operational control systems.
12. Repair heating and air conditioning operational control systems.
13. Recover, recycle and handle refrigerant properly.

Course Offered Summer only

TOY 200 - Engine Performance 1

3 Credits

This is the first of two courses covering the operation, inspection, diagnosis, service and repair of engine management systems. Topics of focus will include: operation and testing of the internal combustion engine and engine-and fuel-management systems, with an emphasis on ignition, fuel delivery, and computer input sensor diagnosis.

TOY 198 and TOY 203, each with a grade of C or better.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe engine related computer control systems.
2. Diagnose engine related computer control systems.
3. Repair engine related computer control systems.
4. Describe ignition systems.
5. Diagnose ignition systems.
6. Repair ignition systems.
7. Describe fuel delivery systems.
8. Diagnose fuel delivery systems.
9. Repair fuel delivery systems.
10. Describe air induction systems.
11. Diagnose air induction systems.
12. Describe exhaust systems.
13. Diagnose exhaust systems.

Course Offered Fall only

TOY 201 - Engine Performance 2

4 Credits

This is the second of two courses covering the operation, inspection, diagnosis, service and repair of engine management Systems. Topics of focus will include: advanced level diagnostics including fuel trim, DTC's, drivability, Mode $06 scan tool usage, and emissions control systems.

Prerequisite: TOY 200 with a grade of C or better.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe emission control systems.
2. Diagnose emission control systems.
3. Repair emission control systems.
4. Diagnose emission related computer controls.
5. Repair emission related computer controls.
6. Describe On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) systems.
7. Diagnose OBD systems.
8. Repair OBD systems.
9. Describe Readiness Monitor drive patterns.
10. Diagnose Readiness Monitors.
11. Describe OBD monitor enabling criteria.
12. Diagnose using OBD monitor enabling criteria.
13. Describe OBD drive cycles.
14. Perform OBD drive cycles.

Course Offered Fall only

TOY 202 - Automatic Transmissions

4 Credits

This course includes the theory of operation, diagnosis, maintenance and repair of automobile transmissions and transaxles. There will be emphasis on hands-on work.

Prerequisite: TOY 191 with a grade of C or better.

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Describe automatic transmission operation.
2.Service automatic transaxle/transmission in-vehicle.
3.Repair automatic transmission/transaxle out-of-vehicle.
4.Diagnose automatic transmission/transaxles.
5.Describe automatic transmission/transaxle shift control system function and operation.
6.Demonstrate DTC and Symptom based diagnostic procedures of an automatic transmission/transaxle shift control system.
7.Perform disassembly procedures of an automatic transmission/transaxle.
8.Perform inspection procedures of automatic transmission/transaxle components.
9.Perform overhaul of automatic transmission/transaxle components and determine necessary action.

Course Offered Fall only

TOY 203 - Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems 2

3 Credits

This class covers instruction and demonstration of testing and repair procedures covering automotive charging, starting, lighting, and accessories. Schematic reading and diagnostic techniques are emphasized throughout.

Prerequisite: TOY 192 with a grade of C or better.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Interpret vehicle wiring diagrams.
2. Describe starting systems.
3. Diagnose starting systems.
4. Repair starting systems.
5. Describe charging systems.
6. Diagnose charging systems.
7. Repair charging systems.
8. Describe lighting systems.
9. Diagnose lighting systems.
10. Repair lighting systems.
11. Describe accessory systems.
12. Diagnose accessory systems.
13. Repair accessory systems.
14. Describe driver information systems.
15. Diagnose driver information systems.
16. Repair driver information systems.

Course Offered Spring only

TOY 204 - Manual Drivetrain and Axles

3 Credits

This class focuses on the theory, operation, diagnosis, maintenance, and overhaul of manual transmissions and transaxles, front and rear drive axles and differentials, drivelines, and transfer cases.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe manual clutch operation.
2. Diagnose manual clutches.
3. Repair manual clutches.
4. Describe manual transmission operation.
5. Diagnose manual transaxle/transmissions.
6. Repair manual transaxle/transmissions.
7. Describe drive shaft/half shaft and universal/constant-velocity (CV) joints.
8. Diagnose drive shaft/half shaft and universal/constant-velocity (CV) joints.
9. Repair drive shaft/half shaft and universal/constant-velocity (CV) joints.
10. Describe drive axles.
11. Diagnose drive axles.
12. Repair drive axles.
13. Describe four wheel drive systems.
14. Diagnose four-wheel drive systems.
15. Repair four-wheel drive systems.
16. Describe all wheel drive systems.
17. Diagnose all-wheel drive systems.
18. Repair all-wheel drive systems.

Course Offered Spring only

TOY 205 - Automotive Technology T-TEN Co-op 1

1 Credit

This is the first in a series of in-dealership co-op work experiences for T-TEN automotive technology students. 200 experiential hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Complete a Work Journal.
2. Identify personal areas of improvement based on a Workplace Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Evaluation Report.
3. Complete a Daily Work Journal Report.
4. Calculate Work Efficiency.

Course Offered Fall only

TOY 206 - Automotive Technology T-TEN Co-op 2

This is the second in a series of in-dealership co-op work experiences for T-TEN automotive technology students. 200 experiential hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Complete a Work Journal.
2. Identify personal areas of improvement based on a Workplace Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Evaluation Report.
3. Complete a Daily Work Journal Report.
4. Calculate Work Efficiency.

Course Offered Spring only

TOY 207 - Automotive Technology T-TEN Co-op 3

1 Credit

This is the third in a series of in-dealership co-op work experiences for T-TEN automotive technology students. 200 experiential hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Complete a Work Journal.
2. Identify personal areas of improvement based on a Workplace Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Evaluation Report.
3. Complete a Daily Work Journal Report.
4. Calculate Work Efficiency.

Course Offered Summer only

TOY 208 - Automotive Technology T-TEN Co-op 4

1 Credit

This is the fourth in a series of in-dealership co-op work experiences for T-TEN automotive technology students. 200 experiential hours. 

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Complete an Apprentice Monthly Report.
2. Complete a Workplace Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Evaluation Report.
3. Complete a Daily Work Journal report.
4. Complete a Monthly Work Efficiency Report.

Course Offered Fall only

TOY 209 - Automotive Technology T-TEN Co-op 5

1 Credit

This is the fifth and final course in a series of in-dealership co-op work experiences for T-TEN automotive technology students. 200 experiential hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Complete a Work Journal.
2. Identify personal areas of improvement based on a Workplace Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Evaluation Report.
3. Complete a Daily Work Journal Report.
4. Calculate Work Efficiency.

Course Offered Spring only

TRS - Transitional Studies
TVL - Travel And Tourism
XRT - Radiologic Technology