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
CHI 101 - Elementary Chinese I

3 Credits

Designed for students with little or no previous experience in the language. Focuses on communicative skills of listening comprehension and speaking, and in developing mastery of the Chinese writing system for basic reading and writing of simple sentences and short paragraphs. Pin yin and Chinese characters are taught so that students will be able to communicate both orally and in written form in the most essential everyday life situations. Students will also learn Chinese customs, traditions, and culture. Three class hours. (SUNY-FL)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Create simple sentences and basic expressions correctly using the four oral tones in the Chinese language.
2. Write understandable Chinese characters using the correct stroke order.
3. Accurately identify and translate Chinese characters.
4. Accurately respond in Chinese to questions about one or more of the following: family, hobbies, simple social greetings and courtesies, or weather.
5. Identify the celebrations and holidays that occur in the Chinese calendar.
6. Identify basic facts and cultural traditions associated with China.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

CHI 102 - Elementary Chinese II

3 Credits

A continuation of CHI 101 with emphasis on basic language skills for communication and on cultural aspects to promote understanding and appreciation of the Chinese culture. Three class hours. (SUNY-FL)

Prerequisite: CHI 101, the equivalent or permission of the instructor. Memory and length of time since last studied are factors in successful placement.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Accurately ask and respond in Chinese to questions dealing with one or more of the following: food preferences and tastes, a doctor's consultation, finding appropriate housing accommodations, or travel.
2. Produce correct sentences in Chinese using relatively complex phrases including one or more of the following: passive voice, comparisons, attributives, directional complements, or time expressions.
3. Accurately identify and translate Chinese characters.
4. Identify basic facts and cultural traditions associated with China.

Course Offered Spring only

CHI 103 - Intermediate Chinese I

3 Credits

Continued study in Chinese for those with a firm foundation in elementary Chinese communication, written and oral. Grammar and vocabulary are continued at a higher level so that the student develops strong reading and writing skills in order to create complex sentences and short paragraphs. In this class, the student will attain oral and listening skills to successfully function in a variety of daily situations. Cultural topics are included in the study of grammar and structure. Memory and length of time since last studied are factors in successful placement. Three class hours. (SUNY-FL)

Prerequisite: CHI 102, or successful completion of equivalent, or permission of the instructor

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Create grammatically correct sentences in Chinese using the present.
2. Create grammatically correct sentences in Chinese using the past.
3. Create grammatically correct sentences in Chinese using the future.
4. Answer questions concerning a specific reading passage.
5. Accurately ask and respond in Chinese to questions about one or more of the following: weather, health, current events, past, present, and future events, or friends and family.
6. Present an oral report in Chinese of the information contained in newspapers and other mass-market publications.
7. Identify the cultural traditions associated with China and Taiwan, as well as Chinese speakers worldwide.
8. Compose a brief essay using the Chinese writing system and characters.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

CHI 203 - Intermediate Chinese I

3 Credits

Continued study in Chinese for those with a firm foundation in elementary Chinese communication, written and oral. Grammar and vocabulary are continued at a higher level so that the student develops strong reading and writing skills in order to create complex sentences and short paragraphs. In this class, the student will attain oral and listening skills to successfully function in a variety of daily situations. Cultural topics are included in the study of grammar and structure. Memory and length of time since last studied are factors in successful placement. Three class hours. (SUNY-FL).

Prerequisite(s): CHI 102, or successful completion of equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Create grammatically correct sentences in Chinese using the present.
2. Create grammatically correct sentences in Chinese using the past.
3. Create grammatically correct sentences in Chinese using the future.
4. Answer questions concerning a specific reading passage.
5. Accurately ask and respond in Chinese to questions about one or more of the following: weather, health, current events, past, present, and future events, or friends and family.
6. Present an oral report in Chinese of the information contained in newspapers and other mass-market publications.
7. Identify the cultural traditions associated with China and Taiwan, as well as Chinese speakers worldwide.
8. Compose a brief essay using the Chinese writing system and characters.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

CHI 221 - Chinese Culture on Location

3 Credits

This course is designed to provide the opportunity to see and experience the richness of China through the unique experience of travel. The core part of this course will be a stay in the country, with visits to the main cities and cultural centers. Class meetings prior to the trip will focus on topics that will help the student to prepare for the experience, and meetings after the trip will provide a time for debriefing, reporting, evaluation and assimilation. The student is expected to complete ten tasks during his/her stay, make an oral presentation, and prepare a portfolio of the trip. This portfolio can be a personal journal, photo display, video recording, or a combination thereof. Three class hours; a total of 35 experiential hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the political and economic systems in China today, and compare it to the American systems.
2. Identify the celebrations and holidays in the country's calendar.
3. Identify the cultural traditions associated with birth, marriage, friendship, social interaction and death.
4. Demonstrate basic proficiency in the understanding and use of the Chinese language by successfully greeting others, ordering food at a restaurant, and using basic local services like transportation, mail and telephone.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural differences and cultural blending by successfully resolving cultural conflicts while living on location.
6. Name, distinguish and explain the main features of the different periods in the country's history.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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