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
HBR - Hebrew/Foreign Language
HED - Health Education
HED 101 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Care

1 Credit

This course emphasizes how to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies for adults, children and infants, heart disease and injury prevention, two rescuer CPR, use of resuscitation mask and valve, and identifying and caring for life-threatening bleeding. The student will be eligible for American Red Cross Certification in Basic Life Support. American Red Cross Administrative Fee. Eight week course.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the impact of situations involving cardiopulmonary resuscitation and care relative to physical, mental, emotional, and social dimensions of health.
2. Explain how the EMS system works, including the roles of the professional rescuer and the citizen responder.
3. Describe guidelines to be followed to ensure personal safety and the safety of others at an emergency scene.
4. Explain what happens in the body if cardiovascular or respiratory systems fail to function.
5. Describe ways in which diseases are transmitted.
6. Outline basic safety precautions that prevent disease transmission.
7. Demonstrate the correct skills and techniques for CPR, Conscious and Unconscious Choking, and the use of an AED.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

HED 108 - Health, Family and Society

2 Credits

The focus of the course is to understand the societal influences and apply the concepts of wellness and holistic health within ourselves and our families. Specific issues will include multiple dimensions of health, prevention of lifestyle diseases, exploring choices that promote family and individual health and wellness, and creating a personal wellness plan. Two class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Define holistic health
2. Describe the dimensions of wellness as they relate to individuals, families and society.
3. Evaluate various attitudes based on the holistic health and wellness concepts.
4. Compare and contrast the relationship between health risks, lifestyle behaviors, and morbidity and mortality rates.
5. Identify effective lifestyle strategies for the maintenance of health.
6. Identify effective lifestyle strategies for the prevention of chronic disease.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

HED 110 - Disease Prevention and Healthy Lifestyles

2 Credits

This course is designed to identify factors that contribute to the most common lifestyle diseases (cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, chronic lung diseases, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression), and common infectious diseases (influenza, STI and HIV). Health promotion and disease prevention measures will be discussed with focus on nutrition, physical activity, emotional wellness, stress management, personal choices and behavior. Upon completion of the course the student will have a balanced health and wellness plan. Two class hours

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe dimensions of health and concepts of wellness.
2. Identify the major physical and psychological health concerns of our nation.
3. Describe how personal decisions and behaviors affect health and impact the most common lifestyle diseases.
4. Identify basic principles of nutrition and ways to obtain/maintain a healthy body composition.
5. Describe and discuss the health related components of physical fitness and techniques for developing a personal exercise program.
6. Discuss the stress response, ways the body responds to stress, and how stressful life events can affect health and contribute to disease.
7. Identify healthy ways to cope with stress.
8. List factors related to and consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances of abuse.
9. Describe the short and long term effects of alcohol, tobacco and other substances of abuse.
10. Describe the benefits and process of stopping tobacco, alcohol and other substances of abuse.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

HED 114 - Health and Safety in the Workplace

2 Credits

This course is designed to help facilitate a high level of well-being for the worker and aid the individual in achieving desirable health and safety practices in their life and profession. Topics explored include home, fire, motor vehicle, occupational, recreational, school, natural and man-made disasters, and personal safety and wellness. Emergency care procedures are presented and students will demonstrate competency in recognition and care for breathing emergencies for adults, children, infants, one and two rescuer CPR, use of resuscitation mask, bag, valve, Automated External Defibrillator (AED), identifying and caring for life-threatening bleeding, sudden illness, and injuries.The student will learn how to create a plan for safety and wellness and will have the opportunity to obtain American Red Cross certification in CPR, AED, and standard First Aid.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe behaviors that enhance the physical, mental, social and occupational dimensions of health and wellness in the workplace.
2. Describe practices that reduce the risk of injury in the workplace.
3. Describe the steps for providing basic care for sudden illness or injury in the workplace.
4. Explain the effects of stress on individual health and wellness.
5. Explain strategies for coping with stress in the workplace
6. Recognize signs of potential violence in the workplace.
7. Describe methods for reducing violence in the workplace.

Course Offered Fall only

HED 115 - Death and Dying

3 Credits

A study of the dying process, death, ceremonies and rituals in many cultures. Deals with issues of loss experiences, the fear of death, understanding reactions to death, near-death experiences, euthanasia, suicide, and current practices and trends in the care and treatment of the terminally ill. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Identify the emotional, physical, spiritual, intellectual, behavioral, social, economic, or cultural issues related to death, dying, bereavement or loss from past to present in Western Civilization.
2.Evaluate health care issues, ethical aspects of death and dying, the cost of aging, dying or the cultural implications of loss.
3.Create a personal plan for dying and death that incorporates course materials surrounding death planning.
4.Compare the national trends with personal cultural, traditional or familial preferences surrounding death and dying.
5.Describe various healthy behaviors or resources for coping with dying, death and loss.
6.Compare the historical approaches of death and dying trends from past to present in Western Civilization.
7.Discuss various cultural traditions and the impact on death, dying and loss experiences.
8.Analyze life extending technologies impact on death, dying and loss from past to present in Western Civilization​.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

HED 116 - Issues in Child Development and Health

3 Credits

Explores health content areas, defined by the New York State Health Education Department, that affect the health and wellness of children. Issues, such as those that follow, are addressed from an educator's or caregiver's perspective: communication skills, family life, keeping kids active, safety education, death, substance use and abuse, school violence, childhood stress, nutrition, mental health and environmental factors. This course will include the development of a personal wellness plan as role modeling for children, and the opportunity for certification in identifying and reporting suspected child abuse/maltreatment, and Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Legislation. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, environmental, social, and behavioral issues related to child health and development, and strategies for optimizing health and wellness in each domain.
2. Differentiate and illustrate primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention of disease and death.
3. Evaluate the credibility of various sources and content of health information related to child health and development.
4. Distinguish factors that contribute to health-related choices and responsible decision making for youth.
5. Discuss strategies for preventing, identifying, and reporting various types of child abuse and neglect for mandated and non-mandated reporters.
6. Compare violence prevention measures and appropriate responses to threats and acts of violence.
7. Recognize the roles of family, schools, and community resources in the health and development of children.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

HED 118 - Introduction to Safety and Emergency Care

3 Credits

This course emphasizes the key areas of safety, accident prevention and mitigation. Safety topics explored include home, fire, motor vehicle, occupational, recreational, school, personal fitness/wellness, and natural and man-made disasters. Emergency care procedures are presented and students will demonstrate competency in recognition and care for breathing emergencies for adults, children, infants, one and two rescuer CPR, use of resuscitation mask, bag, valve, Automated External Defibrillator (AED), identifying and caring for life-threatening bleeding, sudden illness, and injuries. Students will also create a personal wellness plan involving strategies for chronic disease and unintentional injury prevention as a part of safety and injury reduction. The student will have the opportunity to receive American Red Cross Certification in Basic Life Support and First Aid. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the impact of situations involving safety and emergency care relative to various dimensions of health.
2. Discuss the role of statistics in the prevention or mitigation of illness or injury.
3. Recognize health or safety hazards in various scenarios.
4. Describe effective ways to prevent or reduce risks associated with health and safety issues such as personal fitness, fire loss, losses in the home, food safety, motor vehicles, firearms, illness, or natural or man-made disasters.
5. Integrate knowledge of personal wellness into a plan for preventive health and safety.
6. Respond to an emergency using the Emergency Medical System (EMS).
7. Demonstrate care with appropriate equipment for various emergency situations involving infants, children, or adults.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

HED 130 - Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness

3 Credits

This course focuses on personal responsibility for health, including lifestyle factors and their relationship to well-being, behaviors, disease and the implementation of a health behavior change plan utilizing a behavior change model. Health content areas spanning the dimensions of health and wellness are addressed, as well as health-related career options. This course satisfies part of the requirements for MCC Health and Wellness Coach eligibility and also includes the opportunity for certification in Identification and Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse/Maltreatment, and Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Legislation. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe common behavior change theories.
2. Implement one health/wellness related behavior change strategy based on one theoretical model.
3. Identify among the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, environmental, and spiritual domains some of the behaviors that optimize health.
4. Identify risk factors that influence health throughout the lifespan.
5. Differentiate between primary, secondary, and tertiary forms of prevention.
6. Evaluate lifestyle choices as they relate to health and personal responsibility.
7. Describe laws for reporting child abuse and neglect including the role of a mandated reporter.
8. Find reliable sources of health information.
9. Explain how appreciation of diversity reduces the potential for violence.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

HED 207 - Emotional Wellness

3 Credits

This course is an examination of emotional, spiritual, social and mental wellness. The course will emphasize primary and secondary prevention strategies as they relate to the dimension(s) of health previously mentioned. Topics include Self-Esteem, Self- Efficacy, Empowerment, Happiness, Anger and Anger Management, Relationships, Life Goals, and Self-Actualization. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Develop primary or secondary strategies for the enhancement of personal emotional wellness.
2. Discriminate between developing a character strength and a specific talent or ability in the pursuit of happiness.
3. Justify physical activity as an evidence-based emotional regulation technique.
4. Analyze value-based behavioral decision-making.
5. Create a holistic evidence-based emotional self-care plan incorporating all of the dimensions of health covered in this course.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

HED 208 - Chronic and Communicable Disease

3 Credits

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop a basic understanding of the nature and cause of human diseases, disabilities and death, and the educational interventions to prevent or control them. An epidemiologic approach will be used to study selected diseases/conditions. Common infectious diseases (influenza, pneumonia, HIV, STD's, hepatitis, meningitis, salmonella, childhood diseases), and chronic or lifestyle diseases (heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, arthritis, osteoporosis) will be explored. The current United States strategic plan for improving the nation's health will be reviewed and discussed in conjunction with the diseases/disorders presented. Three class hours.

Prerequisite: HED 108 or HED 110 or HED 130.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify diseases associated with each of the body's systems.
2. Define key terminology relevant to human disease and disorders.
3. Identify signs, symptoms, and diagnostic tests for common human diseases and disorders.
4. Describe the progression of several disease conditions.
5. Explain the role of lifestyle and its impact on the dimensions of health and wellness and chronic conditions.
6. State the effect of aging on specific body systems.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

HED 209 - Drugs and Behavior

3 Credits

This course is designed to inform the student about the issue of chemical dependencies. Basic pharmacology and the effects of different psychoactive substances on the human body and how they impact physical and psychological health and wellness.The biological, psychological and sociological reasons for drug-seeking behavior will be discussed.Treatment,recovery,and prevention methods will be studied for effectiveness in physical health and wellness.. Topics pertaining to both legal and illegal drug use, abuse and dependency will be covered. This will be accomplished through the use of lectures, class discussions and reaction papers. The student upon completion will be able to develop their own personal health and wellness plan to live a substance abuse free life.Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1.
Define substance abuse as a health problem.
2.Compare the effectiveness of social responses to Substance Abuse in America.
3.Describe the components of The Disease Model of Addiction.
4.Describe the effects of The Disease Model on use, abuse, or dependency.
5.Compare the effectiveness of modalities of treatment.
6.Compare the effects of different psychoactive substances.
7.Analyze the withdrawal effects of psychoactive substances.
8.Discuss the relevancy of Community Support Groups in recovery.
9.Identify the effects of addiction on the family system.
10.Evaluate the connections of Substance Abuse with crime and violence.
11.Utilize Health and Fitness as a strategy to prevent substance use or support recovery.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

HED 210 - Integrative Health and Wellness

3 Credits

This course provides an exploration and in-depth study into the field of integrative health and wellness from historical, political, economic and practical perspectives. Learners apply this knowledge base to the development of a variety of wellness coaching skills, such as consumer health navigation, wellness planning and motivational interviewing. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Compare or contrast the differences between the practice of traditional allopathic western medicine and complementary, alternative and integrative medicine.
2. Examine the specifically western values driving the evolution of integrative medicine in the US today such as: empowerment, the scientific method, or the conscious assimilation of multiple world views.
3. Appraise the safety of consumer health products or services available in the marketplace today.
4. Synthesize allopathic western health practices and non-traditional practices into an integrated wellness plan based on reliable evidence-based information.
5. Demonstrate effective communication and motivational interviewing skills.
6. Discriminate between ethical and unethical behavior involving motivational interviewing as it relates to individualized integrative wellness planning.

Course Offered Spring only

HED 212 - Women's Health and Wellness

3 Credits

This course focuses on health and wellness issues pertinent to women in their young adult years through middle to late adulthood. The conceptual framework, based on elements of body, mind and spirit, will be used to explore common health and wellness issues (e.g. exercise, nutrition, stress, emotions, relationships, acute and chronic disease, making positive health and behavior choices as well as health-related consumer issues for women). Self-empowerment in relation to health promotion and disease prevention will also be stressed. Students will complete a Health and Wellness Assessment and create a Personal Wellness Plan.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify, describe and discuss the dimensions of health and wellness, disease prevention concepts, health promotion strategies and methods for facilitating life-long changes in health behaviors.
2. Identify, describe and discuss research-based gender specific differences as they relate to health and wellness issues in women.
3. Identify, describe and discuss the impact of multicultural and diversity issues on women's health across the lifespan
4. Assess one's personal health risks and develop a plan for enhancing one's level of wellness, promoting health or preventing gender specific health issues.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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