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
EDU 100 - Introduction to the Teaching Profession

1 Credit

A seminar introducing students to the field of teaching. Topics include current learning standards, lesson plan components, the realities of teaching as a career, certification requirements, professional expectations, and an introduction to teaching strategies. This course provides students with the opportunity to explore the field of teaching, reflect on their interest in education, create and present an instructional lesson, and develop connections with other future educators. One class hour.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Discuss the responsibilities and expectations associated with a career in teaching.
2. Describe the teacher certification process.
3. Apply state and national learning standards.
4. Evaluate personal interest in teaching as a career.
5. Create a lesson based upon effective teaching practices.
6. Present a student-created lesson plan utilizing effective teaching practices.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

EDU 125 - Technology in Education

2 Credits

An introductory course designed to expose students to current technologies used in modern education. Students will have hands-on practice working with various technology tools and will examine practical applications for enhancing the teaching and learning process, as well as the ethical issues and barriers surrounding implementation. Two class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Evaluate specific technologies and their application to education (National Educational Technology Standard #3).
2. Analyze educational challenges to select appropriate technologies to solve real-world educational problems (National Educational Technology Standard #1).
3. Design authentic learning experiences that utilize technology to promote student learning (National Educational Technology Standard #2).
4. Analyze ethical issues related to the use of technology (National Educational Technology Standard #4).
5. Analyze legal issues related to the use of technology (National Educational Technology Standard #4).
6. Analyze social issues related to the use of technology (National Educational Technology Standard #4).
7. Apply current research on the effective use of technology to support student learning (National Educational Technology Standard #5).
8. Apply current research on the effective use of technology to support student learning (National Educational Technology Standard #5).

Course Offered Fall and Spring

EDU 150 - Performance and Presentation Skills for Educators

3 Credits

Teachers must communicate effectively in order to achieve their goal of student learning and success. This course uses the performing arts as a point of reference and enables participants to develop materials and present them effectively in a variety of teaching situations. Learning styles, oral presentation, body language, the use of props, proxemics and room arrangement, and audio visuals will be the skills developed through this course. These skills will be compared to those used in a variety of performing arts venues so that appropriate stage techniques can be integrated into student teaching/presentations assignments. This fulfills the MCC requirement for a humanities elective. Three class hours. (SUNY-A)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Create a lesson that accommodates a variety of learning styles.
2. Apply arts integration techniques to the creation of a lesson.
3. Apply effective presentation techniques in the successful delivery of an original lesson.
4. Analyze presentations using critical feedback techniques.
5. Deliver a presentation with comfort and confidence.
6. Develop a capstone project that includes effective integration of presentation techniques.
7. Demonstrate techniques promoting positive classroom environments
8. Demonstrate cumulative skills through presentation and portfolio

Course Offered Fall and Spring

EDU 200 - Foundations of Education

3 Credits

This course will explore the American education system through a social justice perspective. It will focus on the foundations of the American education system, with emphasis on the historical, philosophical, and socio-cultural roots of education. In addition, students will explore the influences of the political, economic, legal and ethical bases of American education and will research and present on relevant educational policies. Within this framework, contemporary educational values and issues will be critically examined. Three class hours.

Prerequisite OR Corequisite: EDU 100;

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Analyze the historical foundations of schooling in the United States as influenced by Prussian, Grecian, Roman or Far East cultures.
2.Analyze the philosophical foundations of schooling in the United States as influenced by Prussian, Grecian, Roman or Far East cultures.
3.Analyze the sociological foundations of schooling in the United States as influenced by Prussian, Grecian, Roman or Far East cultures.
4.Create a personal philosophy of teaching statement.
5.Evaluate the historical neglect by the American public education system of non-dominant culture students.
6.Discuss the impact that historical neglect of non-dominant culture students has had on their education.
7.Identify the residual impact that historical neglect of non-dominant culture students has had on the current educational system in the United States.
8.Identify influences that guide curriculum decisions in schools.
9.Analyze current trends that impact education today.
10.Identify current public education policies designed to provide equal educational opportunities to a student population with diverse needs.
11.Analyze legal issues that impact education today.
12.Compose a researched analysis of educational policies.
13.Present a researched analysis of educational policies.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

EDU 208 - Guided Observation in Education

3 Credits

Guided Observation in Education is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to (1) explore the profession of teaching at an early point in the student's academic career, (2) observe in a classroom from the perspective of a teacher, (3) meet with the classroom teacher to discuss issues covered in the seminar and issues that arise in the classroom, (4) participate in classroom activities addressing unmet educational needs such as: lesson planning, working with small groups, one-on-one support, and (5) reflect on course objectives as experienced through fieldwork placement. This course fulfills the MCC requirement for a social science elective. One and one-half class hours, four fieldwork hours. Upon successful completion of this course, students will earn 20 hours of service-learning credit.

Prerequisite: EDU 200 with a grade of C or higher and PSY 201 or PSY 202 with a grade of C or higher

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Construct arguments around current educational issues.
2. Analyze the impact of diversity in educational settings.
3. Connect course concepts with field work experiences.
4. Examine changes in personal perceptions of the teaching profession.
5. Determine if the teaching profession is an acceptable career choice.
6. Analyze the impact of issues surrounding Special Education in educational settings.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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