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)
ESL 100 - English for Speakers of Other Languages-Intermediate II: Reading Focus

4 Credits

This course emphasizes the development of reading comprehension of authentic, non-fiction material at the upper intermediate level and includes vocabulary study and discussions of current events in relation to American culture. Class and small group instruction. Six class hours.

Prerequisite: Placement at high intermediate level on proficiency tests.

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Explain main ideas in nonfiction articles.
2.Distinguish between main ideas and supporting details in nonfiction articles.
3.Organize main ideas and supporting details in graphic organizers.
4.Summarize nonfiction articles.
5.Identify the source, audience, and purpose of a reading.
6.Use select academic vocabulary words appropriately.
7.Employ appropriate strategies for handling unfamiliar academic vocabulary.
8.Use tone and register appropriate for an academic setting.
9.Take notes from a lecture or text.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

ESL 120 - English for Speakers of Other Languages - Intermediate II: Integrated Skills

7 Credits

This course is designed to promote fundamental fluency in all skills through massive amounts of reading, writing, and oral activities, where the primary emphasis is on meaning. Students will read novels and write and revise a semester-long project on topics of a personal nature. Discussion, small group work, and email will play important roles. Nine class hours.

Prerequisite: Placement at high intermediate level on proficiency tests.

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Explain main ideas from various narratives.
2.Discuss personal connections to a text.
3.Identify specific English grammar structures in a text.
4.Write and revise an extended personal narrative essay.
5.Identify and correct errors that contribute to a lack of fluency.
6.Present a personal narrative orally.
7.Use tone and register appropriate for an academic setting.
8.Use select academic English vocabulary in writing.
9.Use a computer for word processing, email, or multi-media presentations.
10.Use grammar structures in writing.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

ESL 125 - English for Speakers of Other Languages: Multi-Skills I

3 Credits

This course at the upper intermediate level aims to develop fluency in all skills through extensive reading, writing, and discussion. Internet resources will be used. Six class hours; offered evenings only.

Prerequisite: Placement at high intermediate level on proficiency tests.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Read a variety of authentic materials with comprehension and fluency;
2. Apply reading strategies and study skills appropriate to the material and purpose, including taking notes, underlining, outlining, listing, and charting;
3. Demonstrate ability to recognize the most common vocabulary of English, and employ appropriate strategies for handling unfamiliar words;
4. Articulate one’s interests, experiences, and ideas, in speaking and in writing;
5. Respond to the writing of others, with objective summary and subjective reaction;
6. Revise one’s writing for content, organization, grammar, and mechanics;
7. Use a computer for word processing, internet search, and email.

Course Offered Spring only

ESL 130 - English for Speakers of Other Languages - Advanced I: Integrated Skills - WR

7 Credits

This course builds on the fluency gained in ESL 120. It is designed to promote the development of clarity and completeness in students' oral and written expression by massive amounts of extensive reading. Students will carry out a written research project related to a theme of their own choosing. The project will bring together data collected through library research and interviews. Discussion and small group work will play an important role. Nine class hours.

Prerequisite: ESL 100 and ESL 120 with a grade of C or better; or placement at a low advanced level on proficiency test; or permission of program coordinator.

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Explain main ideas from various narratives.
2.Explain main ideas in nonfiction articles.
3.Discuss ideas using concrete evidence from texts.
4.Summarize nonfiction articles.
5.Discuss personal connections to a text.
6.Use tone and register appropriate for an academic setting.
7.Conduct an oral interview.
8.Write a research project.
9.Revise a research project.
10.Correct errors that contribute to a lack of clarity.
11.Present a research project orally.
12.Use select academic vocabulary words appropriately.
13.Employ appropriate strategies for handling unfamiliar academic vocabulary
14.Use a computer for word processing, email, library database research, or multi-media presentations.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

ESL 138 - English for Speakers of Other Languages: Pronunciation

2 Credits

Awareness-raising of major pronunciation difficulties encountered by non-native speakers of English with opportunities for individual and group practice of specific aspects which hinder communication. Two class hours.

Prerequisite: Placement at high intermediate level on proficiency tests, or permission of program coordinator.

Course Offered Spring only

ESL 145 - English for Speakers of Other Languages - Multi-Skills II

4 Credits

A course at the higher level, that stresses the development of all skills, with particular emphasis on reading and writing. Instruction in a class and workshop setting, with special attention to individual needs. Placement at low-advanced level on proficiency tests required. Subsequent enrollment in ESL courses is determined by instructor recommendation or by testing. Five class hours; offered evenings only.

Prerequisite: ESL 125 with a grade of C or better; or placement at low-advanced level on proficiency test; or permission of Program Coordinator.

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Explain main ideas from various narratives.
2.Explain main ideas in nonfiction articles.
3.Discuss ideas using concrete evidence from texts.
4.Summarize nonfiction articles.
5.Discuss personal connections to a text.
6.Use tone and register appropriate for an academic setting.
7.Write a research project.
8.Revise a research project.
9.Correct errors that contribute to a lack of clarity.
10.Present a research project orally.
11.Use select academic vocabulary words appropriately.
12.Employ appropriate strategies for handling unfamiliar academic vocabulary.
13.Use a computer for word processing, email, library database research, or multi-media presentations.

Course Offered Fall only

ESL 158 - English for Speakers of Other Languages: Oral Communication

3 Credits

A course emphasizing the skills needed for effective communication in social and academic settings. Students will improve listening skills and oral fluency through discussion, role play, interviews, oral presentations, and aural activities using various media. Four class hours including class and small group instruction.

Prerequisite: Placement at the low advanced level on proficiency tests, or permission of program coordinator.

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Summarize oral texts such as lectures, videos, or broadcasts.
2.Discuss personal connections to oral texts.
3.Use tone and register appropriate for an academic setting.
4.Use transitions and discourse markers to help the flow of ideas.
5.Use strategies for overcoming comprehension gaps, such as requesting clarification, paraphrasing, or repeating.
6.Conduct an oral interview.
7.Deliver a short presentation orally to the class.
8.Identify common English pronunciation errors.
9.Apply strategies to begin to self-correct pronunciation errors.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

ESL 178 - Grammar In Writing

2 Credits

This course is designed to promote the development of grammatical accuracy through reading, writing, discussions, and formal instruction. Students will paraphrase, summarize, and analyze academic material and focus on revising and editing their writing for correctness. They will also improve their fluency and their ability to identify grammatical errors through daily in-class journaling. Three class hours.

Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or higher in ESL 130 or ESL 145, or placement ad advanced level on proficiency test, or permission of program coordinator; ESL 201 taken concurrently or previously completed.

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Identify grammar structures in a variety of texts.
2.Use advanced level English grammar structures in writing.
3.Identify errors that contribute to a lack of accuracy.
4.Correct errors that contribute to a lack of accuracy.
5.Summarize nonfiction texts.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

ESL 201 - English for Speakers of Other Languages - Advanced II: Reading/Writing - WR

4 Credits

This course emphasizes the continuing development of reading and writing through the process approach. It includes informal writing, paraphrasing, summarizing, as well as essay writing. Students will focus on revising their writing and editing for correctness. Five class hours.

Prerequisite: ESL 130 or ESL 145 with a grade of C or better; or placement at Advanced Level on Proficiency Tests; or permission of program coordinator.

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Explain main ideas in nonfiction articles or narratives.
2.Summarize or paraphrase excerpts from texts.
3.Discuss personal connections to texts.
4.Identify appropriate rhetorical patterns in texts.
5.Write various essays on assigned topics.
6.Identify errors that contribute to a lack of accuracy.
7.Correct errors that contribute to a lack of accuracy.
8.Utilize effective note-taking strategies.
9.Use select academic vocabulary words appropriately.
10.Employ appropriate strategies for handling unfamiliar academic vocabulary.
11.Use tone and register appropriate for an academic setting.
12.Use a computer for word processing, email, or multi-media presentations.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

ESL 290 - Independent Study

Variable Credit

See the Department Chairperson.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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