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
CSC 101 - Introduction to Computer Science

4 Credits

A first course in programming for the Computer Science student. Emphasis will be on program specification, analysis, problem solving and implementation using an object-oriented language such as JAVA. Topics include definitions of classes and objects, algorithm development and methods, primitive and reference data types, arrays, strings, and operators. Successful completion of this course with a C or better is required for further progress in Computer degree programs. Several major programming projects will be assigned to be completed outside of class and lab. Three class hours, two laboratory hours. Completion of this course with a C or better is required before taking any other CSC courses.

Prerequisite: MTH 172 or MTH 175, or CIS 100 and MTH 165, or MTH 165 and CPT 114, all with a grade of C or better

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify the primary components of a computer system.
2. Demonstrate proficiency in the binary number system
3. Develop algorithms, which require conditional and repetitive logic, using one of the followings: N-S Structure Charts, IOP chart, Flowcharts or Pseudo-code based on written and oral specifications.
4. Create a fault-tolerant computer program from an algorithm using the object-oriented paradigm.
5. Develop test data that evaluates all logic paths of the solution and trace the program manually.
6. Use and process data stored in single and multi-dimensional arrays, and arrays of objects.
7. Write a well-documented computer program that follows an established style.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

CSC 103 - Introduction to Data Structures

4 Credits

An introduction to basic data structures, and a continuation of CSC 101 for Computer Science majors. Topics include sequential lists, linked lists, stacks, queues, recursion, binary trees, searching and sorting. Other topics include algorithm analysis and design, inheritance, polymorphism. An object oriented language such as Java will be used to implement algorithm and further develop general programming skills. Students will be required to complete several programming projects outside of class. Three class hours, two laboratory hours.

Prerequisite: CSC 101 with a grade of C or better.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Create the following Abstract Data Types using a computer programming language: Sequential List, Linked List, Stack, Queue, Tree, and Binary Tree.
2. Design and develop a computer programming language solution to a problem using the appropriate Abstract Data Type.
3. Evaluate the computing time analysis (complexity) of an algorithm written in a computer programming language using Big-O Notation.
4. Develop and Evaluate using Big-O Notation, Searching and Sorting Algorithms

Course Offered Fall and Spring

CSC 202 - Programming Embedded Microcontrollers in C and Assembly

4 Credits

The student will learn how to program, interface and troubleshoot a modern embedded processor such as the Motorola 68HC12 in both C and Assembly Language. Microcontroller architecture will be stressed. Topics include Synchronous and Asynchronous Input/Output, Analog to Digital Conversion, Pulse Width Modulation, Timer/Counters, Interrupts and Parallel Port Programming. Laboratory work will focus on program development, implementation and debugging techniques. Several programming projects will be assigned to be completed outside of class and in lab. A final project and student presentation are required. Three class hours, two laboratory hours.

Prerequisite:MTH 165 with a C or better and CIS 200 or CPT 101 or CSC 101 or ENR 161 or ENR 157 with a C or better.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Write low level program code in Assembly Language.
2. Write low level language program code in C-language.
3. Describe the architecture and function of a modern embedded microcontroller with native integrated peripheral hardware and input/output components.
4. Write procedures within applications that utilize the microcontrollers native integrated peripheral hardware and input/output components.
5. Solve common errors that arise in programming microcontroller input and output operations using peripheral hardware and I/O devices.
6. Write a bi-directional I/O communications procedure.
7. Write an interrupt based I/O device control procedure.
8. Apply C language programming skills to solve a complex problem.
9. Apply Assembly language programming skills to solve a complex problem.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

CSC 206 - Digital Computer Organization

3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the design of the digital computer. Topics include number systems, digital gates, Boolean Algebra, design and implementation of combinational and sequential circuits, decoders, encoders, multiplexors, flip-flops, counters, registers and memory devices. Laboratory experiments include building combinational and sequential circuits. Two class hours, two laboratory hours.

Prerequisite(s): CIS 200 or CPT 101 or CSC 101 with a grade of C or better.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate the use of binary arithmetic and number systems associated with the design of digital logic based systems.
2. Apply Boolean algebra as well as other common mathematical tools to simplify circuit design and analysis.
3. Build, test, and troubleshoot circuits, which incorporate discrete logic gates utilized in state-of-the-art digital computer systems.
4. Apply combinatory and sequential logic concepts to design complete digital solutions to complex circuit problems.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

CSC 214 - Electronic Vision and Image Processing

3 Credits

This course introduces the student to the basic elements of digital image acquisition and processing by examining how CCD's (charge coupled devices) function and how they are used in a camera to capture an image. Practical hands-on laboratory projects reinforce concepts while the student learns how a truly scientific grade, low noise CCD camera is built from ground-up using discrete components. The students problem solving skills are put to the test as they work in small specialized groups to attack challenging problems. Practical programming skills are developed as the student learns how to apply a high level programming language such as Java, C, Python and/or LabVIEW to facilitate in design, experimentation, data acquisition, image processing and analysis. Topics covered include: types of image sensors, performance characteristics, noise, digitization, scaling, color and gray scale rendition. This course is typically offered in the Spring, biannually. Two class hours, two laboratory hours.

Prerequisite(s): MTH 165 or higher and one of: CIS 200 or CSC 101 or CPT 101 or CSC 223, both with a grade of C or better.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Use an appropriate application to analyze and describe the composition and quality of digital image in terms of signal resolution, noise content, and dynamic range.
2. Describe software techniques that may be employed to enhance the contrast, brightness, and sharpness of a digital image.
3. Describe both hardware and software techniques that may be used to reduce noise and increase the dynamic range of a digital image.
4. Explain why certain sensors (Frame Transfer, Full Frame and Interline, Front Illuminated versus Back-Thinned, Integrated Color Filter Array versus External Filters) are particularly well suited for specific applications.

Course Offered Spring only

CSC 215 - Introduction to Linux

3 Credits

A course designed to introduce the student to the Linux operating system. Topics will include system installation and configuration, basic system administration, system updates, network services configuration, printer configuration, system services, and scripting. Two class hours, two laboratory hours.

Prerequisite(s): CIS 200 or CSC 101 or CPT 101 with a grade of C or better or permission of instructor.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the function and structure of the Linux operating system
2. Perform basic and customized operating system installations
3. Apply basic system commands to manage processes and files
4. Perform basic system administration tasks on an operational system
5. Design and develop simple system administration scripts

Course Offered Fall and Spring

CSC 223 - Computer Programming - "C++"

3 Credits

This course presents the principles of computer programming using the C++ language. Topics covered include the use of variable types, expressions, control structures, pre-processor commands, functions, arrays, strings, pointers, structures, classes, objects, and files. Several major programming projects will be assigned to be completed outside of class and laboratory time. Two class hours, two laboratory hours. Students can earn credit for only one of the following courses: CIS 223, ITP 202, CSC 223.

Prerequisites(s): CPT 101 or CSC 101 or CIS 200 with a grade of C or better.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Analyze a problem and define the best approach to a solution.
2. Define the input and output needs of the program specifications.
3. Write effective code using built-in and user defined functions.
4. Define an efficient design strategy for a given problem using functions.
5. Design a solution to a given programming problem using procedural paradigms.
6. Define the best variables and data types (structure and classes) to use in coding a program using the object oriented paradigm.
7. Demonstrate the use of data processing from sequential files by producing output to files in a prescribed format.
8. Explain how the program solution works to produce the output needed.
9. Differentiate procedural and object oriented programming concepts.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

CSC 225 - Advanced JAVA Programming

3 Credits

A second course in Java programming focusing on advanced language features. Topics will include Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD), methodologies, automatic documentation generation using JAVADOC, Graphical User Interface (GUI) development, threads, database programming using Java Database Connectivity (JDBC), network programming using sockets and Remote Method Invocation (RMI), N-tier programming using Common Request Broker Architecture (CORBA), object serialization and remote objects, and collections. Two class hours, two laboratory hours. Students can earn credit for only one of the following: CIS 225, ITP 201, CSC 225. Prerequisite: CSC 101 or CSC 223 with a grade of C or better

Course Offered Fall and Spring

CSC 290 - Independent Study

Variable Credit

See the Department Chairperson.

Course Offered Fall only

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