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
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
IDE 101 - Introduction to Interior Design I

3 Credits

This course addresses theoretical approaches to design by considering design precedents, theory, and process. Course material will review the development of the built environment with an emphasis on interior style. The elements and principles of design will be explored with consideration of their application to the interior environment. The design process, including programming and space planning, will be discussed as a basis for successfully approaching design problems. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the areas of practice for interior design.
2. Identify the major design styles and periods.
3. Identify the elements and principles of design.
4. Identify the major properties of color.
5. Describe the primary schemes for color usage.
6. Summarize the steps incorporated in the design process.
7. Summarize the basic concerns of residential space planning.
8. Summarize the basic concerns of non-residential space planning.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

IDE 102 - Introduction to Interior Design II

3 Credits

As a continuation of IDE101, this course explores the physical properties of the built environment. Through discussion of building codes, construction technologies, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems a basic understanding of the built environment will be addressed. Consideration will be given to interior building components, materials, and furnishings. Three class hours.

Prerequisite: IDE 101 with a grade of C or better

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Select appropriate materials for application in the interior.
2. Select appropriate interior components such as windows, doors, and stairs.
3. Describe the basic tenets of building codes and regulations.
4. Summarize the considerations for operating an interior design business.
5. Identify the components of a typical residential building system.
6. Identify the approaches to environmental control in the interior.
7. Describe the design of a basic electrical system.
8. Identify the types and characteristics of interior lighting sources.
9. Describe the application of lighting in the interior.

Course Offered Spring only

IDE 131 - Building Information Modeling

3 Credits

This course introduces the student to methods used to graphically communicate design choices. Architectural drawings will be developed from sketch to computer-generated images. Attention for most of the course will focus on the incorporation of building information modeling software into the design and communication process. Six laboratory hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Produce quality graphics to communicate design concepts using building information modeling computer applications.
2. Produce orthographic drawings to depict three-dimensional forms.
3. Produce a series of interrelated architectural drawings including plans, elevations, sections, ceiling plans and lighting plans.
4. Develop the use of sketching as a tool to serve both ideation and communication.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

IDE 132 - Digital Visualization Techniques

3 Credits

This course introduces the student to a variety of software applications that may be used to explore design solutions and to communicate those solutions to the client. Through a series of projects students will develop virtual models of space, forms, and the application of lighting in the virtual environment. Six lab hours.

Prerequisite: IDE 131.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Explore a spatial design utilizing 3D modeling software
2. Illustrate a three dimensional space utilizing building information modeling software.
3. Apply surface textures and finishes to the virtual model.
4. Apply lighting effects to the virtual model.
5. Create an interior space plan including selection and placement of furniture, furnishings, and finishes
6. Communicate a design concept through visual media and verbal presentation

Course Offered Fall and Spring

IDE 201 - Residential Planning and Design

3 Credits

Provides practical application of interior design concepts to the residential design project. Students will work on a variety of residential problems with emphasis on client contact and interviewing, program development, and design development. Communication of design concepts via a variety of media and presentations will be required. Two class hours, two laboratory hours.

Prerequisite(s):IDE 102 with a grade of C or better and IDE 132 with a grade of C or better.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Develop a residential space plan that satisfies specific criteria based upon a client interview.
2. Design a kitchen plan incorporating standard cabinets and appliances.
3. Select appropriate interior finishes for a residential project.
4. Develop a quality presentation of finish materials and graphics.
5. Communicate a design concept through visual media and verbal presentation.

Course Offered Fall only

IDE 203 - Contract Design and Planning

3 Credits

Provides practical application of interior design concepts to the nonresidential design project with an emphasis on issues of accessibility and ergonomics. Students will work in teams on both hospitality and office design projects.

Prerequisite(s): IDE 102 with a grade of C or better and IDE 132 with a grade of C or better.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Analyze a non-residential design problem based upon a client interview.
2. Develop a team approach to creating design solutions.
3. Develop a non-residential space plan in a collaborative setting.
4. Select appropriate interior finishes for a non-residential project.
5. Develop a team approach to delivering a design presentation.
6. Communicate a design concept through visual media and verbal presentation.

Course Offered Spring only

IDE 250 - Color and Light

3 Credits

This course explores the relationship of color and light, focusing on the development of interior lighting systems. Specific attention will be given to emerging lighting technologies and their application in the interior. Two class hours, two laboratory hours.

Prerequisite(s): IDE 102 with a grade of C or better; IDE 132 with a grade of C or better.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe how variations in the qualities of light impact perception of color.
2. Identify how the theories of the psychological impact of color.
3. Demonstrate how colors may impact the perception of adjacent colors.
4. Apply lighting controls to the design of an interior lighting system.
5. Choose lighting sources based upon required lighting levels.
6. Apply lighting calculations to the design of a lighting system.
7. Develop a complete lighting design for a space.

Course Offered Spring only

IDE 270 - Interior Design Seminar

3 Credits

This course covers the use of digital drawing, photo-editing, and website design as means of developing self promotion through the creation of resume and portfolio materials. Discussion will address transfer options as well as the many possible career paths that may be pursued in the field. Two class hours, two laboratory hours.

Prerequisite(s): IDE 102 with a grade of C or better; IDE 132 with a grade of C or better.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Develop an identity package including logo, letterhead, and business card using illustration software.
2. Identify and select appropriate content for a personal portfolio of work.
3. Manipulate and enhance images using photo editing software.
4. Design and develop a resume using page layout software.
5. Publish portfolio content on the web.
6. Identify career and transfer options in the interior design field.

Course Offered Fall only

IDE 290 - Independent Study

Variable Credit

See the Department Chairperson.

Course Offered Spring only

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