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
FRE 101 - Elementary French I

3 Credits

Designed for students with no previous experience in the language with focus on communicative skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Includes high frequency vocabulary, basic constructions, common phrases, and cultural aspects. Also stresses student participation in skills development. FRE 111 is strongly recommended for oral fluency, especially for students transferring to four-year institutions. Three class hours. (SUNY-FL)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Accurately produce understandable simple sentences in French using the present tense.
2. Write understandable sentences in French using the correct word spelling and diacritical marks.
3. Accurately express simple social greetings and courtesies in French.
4. Answer questions after listening to French-spoken narrative, dialogue, or conversation.
5. Answer questions concerning a specific reading passage.
6. Identify basic facts and cultural traditions associated with French-speaking countries.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

FRE 102 - Elementary French II

3 Credits

Continuation of FRE 101 with emphasis on basic language skills for communication and on cultural aspects to promote understanding and appreciation of French culture. FRE 112 is strongly recommended as a companion course to develop oral fluency, especially for students transferring to four-year institutions. Three class hours. (SUNY-FL)

Prerequisite: FRE 101 or one year of high school French or equivalent.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify whether a conjugated verb in French is in the present or the past tense.
2. Accurately ask (or respond to) questions dealing with scheduling and daily activities.
3. Accurately use vocabulary associated with one or more of the following topics: household chores, food, shopping, education, or tourism.
4. Describe a past event in French using the past tense.
5. Differentiate the meaning of the direct and indirect object pronouns in a given sentence.
6. Answer questions after listening to a French-spoken narrative, dialogue, or conversation.
7. Answer questions concerning a specific reading passage.
8. Identify facts and cultural traditions associated with French-speaking countries.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

FRE 103 - Intermediate French I

3 Credits

Communication skills in French for students with limited experience in the language. Cultural topics are included in the development of practical language skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. A companion course, FRE 113 is strongly recommended for improving oral fluency, especially for students transferring to four-year institutions. Three class hours. (SUNY-FL)

Prerequisite: FRE 102 or two years high school French or equivalent.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Discuss events in the past in French.
2. Discuss events in the present in French.
3. Discuss events in the future in French.
4. Create grammatically correct sentences in French with "If clauses", utilizing the correct verb tenses.
5. Create grammatically correct sentences in French using the past tenses (i.e. the imperfect and the passé composé).
6. Present an oral report in French with information contained in French language resources.
7. Answer questions in French concerning a specific reading passage.
8. Answer questions in French after listening to French-spoken narrative, dialogue, or conversation.
9. Identify facts associated with French-speaking countries.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

FRE 104 - Intermediate French II

3 Credits

Continuation of FRE 103 with an emphasis on the development of linguistic skills and cultural understanding for students with some competency in the language. The companion course FRE 114 is strongly recommended for improving oral fluency, especially for students transferring to four-year institutions. Three class hours. (SUNY-FL)

Prerequisite: FRE 103 or three years of high school French or equivalent.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify the tense and the mood of the verbs in a passage written in French.
2. Create grammatically correct sentences in French using the correct verb conjugations.
3. Communicate in correct French about topics related to French-speaking countries.
4. Present an oral report in French with information contained in sources such as newspapers or other mass-market publications.
5. Answer questions in French concerning a specific reading passage.
6. Answer questions in French after listening to French-spoken narrative, dialogue, or conversation.
7. Compose a brief essay in French analyzing a cultural and contemporary topic related to French-speaking countries.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

FRE 111 - Elementary French Conversation I

2 Credits

Intensive participation in the spoken language to develop and improve oral fluency in conversation. Strongly recommended as a companion course to FRE 101 especially for students transferring to four-year institutions. Two class hours.

Corequisite: FRE 101, or some previous study of French.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Produce understandable simple sentences using basic phonetic sounds in the French language.
2. Create grammatically correct sentences in French using the present tense.
3. Accurately respond in French to questions dealing with one or more of the following topics: personal information, likes and dislikes, daily activities, simple social greetings and courtesies, or weather.
4. Describe celebrations and cultural traditions associated with French-speaking countries.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

FRE 112 - Elementary French Conversation II

2 Credits

Intensive participation in the spoken language to develop and improve oral fluency in conversation, especially for students transferring to four-year institutions. Two class hours.

Prerequisite: FRE 102 taken concurrently, or one year high school language, or FRE 101.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Accurately produce understandable and grammatically correct complete sentences in French.
2. Use correctly the vocabulary associated with one or more of the following topics: family relationships, clothing, housing, travel, food or drink.
3. Describe a past event in French using the past tenses (i.e. the imperfect and the passé composé).
4. Describe basic facts associated with French-Speaking countries.

Course Offered Fall only

FRE 113 - Intermediate French Conversation I

2 Credits

Intensive participation in the spoken language to develop and improve oral fluency in conversation, especially for students transferring to four-year institutions. Two class hours.

Prerequisite: FRE 103 taken concurrently, or two years high school language, or FRE 102.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Discuss events in the past, present, and future in French.
2. Sustain a conversation in everyday French by accurately asking (or responding to) questions dealing with health or current events.
3. Discuss cultural traditions of the Francophone world.
4. Identify and list orally the cultural traditions of the Francophone world covered during the course.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

FRE 114 - Intermediate French Conversation II

2 Credits

Intensive participation in the spoken language to develop and improve oral fluency in conversation, especially for students transferring to four-year institutions. Two class hours.

Prerequisite: FRE 104 taken concurrently, or three years high school language, or FRE 103.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Create grammatically correct sentences in French using the correct verb conjugation.
2. Communicate in correct French about two or more of the following topics: job searches, art, music, literature, or social problems.
3. Discuss cultural or contemporary topics related to French-speaking countries.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

FRE 204 - Intermediate French II

3 Credits

Continuation of FRE 203 with an emphasis on the development of linguistic skills and cultural understanding for students with some competency in the language. The companion course FRE 214 is strongly recommended for improving oral fluency, especially for students transferring to four-year institutions. Three class hours. (SUNY-FL).

Prerequisite(s): FRE 203 or excellence in high school French 5, the equivalent or permission of instructor.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify the tense and the mood of the verbs in a passage written in French.
2. Create grammatically correct sentences in French using the correct verb conjugations.
3. Communicate in correct French about topics related to French-speaking countries.
4. Present an oral report in French with information contained in sources such as newspapers or other mass-market publications.
5. Answer questions in French concerning a specific reading passage.
6. Answer questions in French after listening to French-spoken narrative, dialogue, or conversation.
7. Compose a brief essay in French analyzing a cultural and contemporary topic related to French-speaking countries.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

FRE 213 - Intermediate French Conversation I

2 Credits

A communicative approach to develop comprehension of the spoken language and ability to communicate with native speakers at the beginning intermediate level. French spoken by native speakers from France, Quebec and Africa will be used to train students for real life communication appropriate for social and career related situations. To develop linguistic skills, intensive training in comprehension and communication will be enhanced by the use of video and audio materials, and interactive websites. Language structures will be practiced in context using related text materials and culture, as well as topics of interest such as current events. Students will be evaluated on their linguistic achievement and performance, their level of aural comprehension and conversational competence at this intermediate level of communication. Two class hours.

Prerequisite(s): FRE 203 taken concurrently, or successful completion of high school French 4, the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Discuss events in the past, present, and future in French.
2. Sustain a conversation in everyday French by accurately asking (or responding to) questions dealing with health or current events.
3. Discuss cultural traditions of the Francophone world.
4. Identify and list orally the cultural traditions of the Francophone world covered during the course.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

FRE 214 - Intermediate French Conversation II

2 Credits

A communicative approach to develop comprehension of the spoken language and ability to communicate with native speakers at the beginning intermediate level. French spoken by native speakers from France, Quebec and Africa will be used to train students for real life communication appropriate for social and career related situations. To develop linguistic skills, intensive training in comprehension and communication will be enhanced by the use of video and audio materials, and interactive websites. Language structures will be practiced in context using related text materials and culture, as well as topics of interest such as current events. Students will be evaluated on their linguistic achievement and performance, their level of aural comprehension and conversational competence at this intermediate level of communication. Two class hours.

Prerequisite(s): FRE 204 taken concurrently, or successful completion of high school French 5, the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Create grammatically correct sentences in French using the correct verb conjugation.
2. Communicate in correct French about two or more of the following topics: job searches, art, music, literature, or social problems.
3. Discuss cultural or contemporary topics related to French-speaking countries.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

FRE 221 - Francophone Culture On Location

3 Credits

This course is designed to provide the opportunity to see and experience the richness of a French speaking country 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.

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

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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