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
FSA - Food Service Administration
GEG - Geography
GEO - Geology
GER - German/Foreign Language
GLF - Golf Management
GLF 115 - Introduction to Golf Management

3 Credits

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the golf industry. It also provides the student with an understanding of the etiquette, definitions and rules that govern the game of golf. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the origin of the game
2. Trace the history of golf from its infancy to contemporary times
3. Identify job opportunities within the industry of golf
4. Provide job descriptions for many of the golf occupations
5. Translate the rules of golf
6. Interpret the rules in a golf match

Course Offered Fall and Spring

GLF 117 - The Rules of Golf

2 Credits

This course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of the rules of golf. The course will include instruction in the history of the rules, governing bodies, definitions, etiquette, and interpretation of the rules of golf. The student will learn how to identify the rule that applies to each situation, and how to interpret and apply the rule. Two class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the history of the original rules of the game
2. Outline the rules that govern the game
3. Classify the sections in the rule book that apply to match situations
4. Rephrase and interpret the appropriate rules that apply
5. Communicate the particular rules decisions that relate to the players' situations

Course Offered Fall only

GLF 118 - Golf Shop Operation

3 Credits

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the operation of a golf shop. It will address the services that may be provided by the golf professional for the members/customers. The following topics will be covered: driving range operation, lesson programs, merchandising, and other revenue producing strategies. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Design a comprehensive business plan for submission in starting the retail business of golf
2. Evaluate what merchandise sells and why some items fail
3. Define proper inventory levels
4. Identify proper ordering amounts in golf goods without overextending
5. Prepare and enhance displays in a floor plan for retail purposes
6. Create training methods for golf shop staff

Course Offered Fall and Spring

GLF 122 - Golf Fundamentals and Methods

3 Credits

This course is designed to provide the student with the elements required for the development of a good golf swing, a detailed study in advanced short game and putting techniques, and with verbal and physical skills related to teaching the game of golf. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the laws, principles and preferences applicable to the golf swing
2. Critique all the components that go into the golfing motion
3. Compose a golf manual for future reference
4. Create a viable revenue stream by structuring a thorough lesson plan
5. Diagnose a golfer's swing, specifically looking for flaws

Course Offered Fall only

GLF 126 - Introduction to Golf Equipment

3 Credits

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the characteristics and design of modern golf equipment. The student will study different fitting techniques and perform basic club repair functions. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the evolution of the golf club and its performance
2. Identify core design features in all types of equipment
3. Employ the basics of repair/assembly of golf equipment
4. Properly fit a player into a set of clubs based on their specifications
5. Assess what necessities are essential for operating a repair shop

Course Offered Fall and Spring

GLF 130 - Golf Course Maintenance

3 Credits

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the maintenance operations of golf courses and with an understanding of the equipment needed to operate a golf course. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe different types of turf grasses
2. Identify problems with disease, insects and bacteria
3. Develop a mowing schedule
4. Describe what thatch is and the means to control it
5. Classify requirements of nutrition for turf
6. Identify professional associations

Course Offered Fall only

GLF 136 - Golf Shop Policies and Services

3 Credits

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an overview of the day to day operation of a golf facility. It will include the purpose for and development of policies and procedures for operating a golf facility. Job responsibilities and management strategies will be explored, as well as the planning, organization, and implementation of golf events. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Compose a detailed organizational chart
2. Produce a policies and procedures manual
3. Implement the formatting, soliciting and promoting events
4. Explain how major events host competitions
5. Demonstrate the ability for problem solving within a pro shop setting

Course Offered Fall and Spring

GLF 140 - Introduction to Golf Science

3 Credits

This course will provide the basic information on the structure and function of the human body as it is applied in the golf swing. It will also provide the basic science used in the research and development of the implements and objects used in the game. That information combined will provide the student with the ability to qualitatively evaluate the swinging of the golf club. Basic Computer and Internet skills are required. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Understand the interaction of applied anatomy and the implements and objects used in the golf swing.
2. Determine if the person is positioned properly before the action and has chosen the correct implement, and the object is correctly positioned.
3. Break down the actions of the body and the implement at the moment of inertia through impact.
4. Recognize the correct recovery position of the body and implement after completion of the swing.
5. Evaluate the result of the actions by observing the flight path of the ball.
6. Identify the required adjustments in the variables based on the observation.
7. Implement changes to improve the results of the swing.

Course Offered Spring only

GLF 290 - Independent Study

Variable Credit

See the Department Chairperson.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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