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.

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Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">AAD - Applied Art and Design</span></div>]
AAD - Applied Art and Design
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">ACC - Accounting</span></div>]
ACC - Accounting
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ACD - Alcohol/Chemical Dependency
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">AFS - African American Studies</span></div>]
AFS - African American Studies
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">AGS - Agricultural Studies</span></div>]
AGS - Agricultural Studies
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">ANT - Anthropology</span></div>]
ANT - Anthropology
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">ARA - Arabic/Foreign Language</span></div>]
ARA - Arabic/Foreign Language
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">ART - Art</span></div>]
ART - Art
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">ASL - American Sign Language/Foreign Languag
ASL - American Sign Language/Foreign Language
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">ATP - Automotive Technology</span></div>]
ATP - Automotive Technology
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">BIO - Biology</span></div>]
BIO - Biology
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">BUS - Business</span></div>]
BUS - Business
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">CDL - Interdisciplinary</span></div>]
CDL - Interdisciplinary
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">CE  - Cooperative Education-Disney World</sp
CE - Cooperative Education-Disney World
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">CE  - Hospitality</span></div>]
CE - Hospitality
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">CEL - Leadership</span></div>]
CEL - Leadership
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">CHE - Chemistry</span></div>]
CHE - Chemistry
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">CHI - Chinese/Foreign Language</span></div>]
CHI - Chinese/Foreign Language
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">CIN - Cinema Studies</span></div>]
CIN - Cinema Studies
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">CIS - Computer Information Systems</span></d
CIS - Computer Information Systems
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CIT - Civil and Construction Technology
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CLT - Clinical Laboratory Technician
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COM - Communication
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">COS - College Success</span></div>]
COS - College Success
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CPT - Computer Technology
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">CRC - Computer Related Curricula</span></div
CRC - Computer Related Curricula
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CRJ - Criminal Justice
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CSC - Computer Science
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">DAS - Dental Assisting</span></div>]
DAS - Dental Assisting
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DEN - Dental Hygiene
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EBL - Experience Based Learning
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ECE - Education and Early Care
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ECO - Economics
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">EDU - Education</span></div>]
EDU - Education
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">ELT - Electrical Engineering Technology/Elec
ELT - Electrical Engineering Technology/Electronics
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">EMS - Emergency Medical Services</span></div
EMS - Emergency Medical Services
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">ENG - English Literature</span></div>]
ENG - English Literature
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ENG - English Writing
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ENR - Engineering Science
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">ESL - English For Speakers Of Other Language
ESL - English For Speakers Of Other Languages (ESOL)
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FPT - Fire Protection Technology
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FRE - French/Foreign Language
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FSA - Food Service Administration
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GEG - Geography
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GEO - Geology
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GER - German/Foreign Language
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GLF - Golf Management
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GLS - Global Studies
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GSS - Gender and Sexuality Studies
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HBR - Hebrew/Foreign Language
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HED - Health Education
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HEG - Health Education Global
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HEG - Health Professions
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HIM - Health Information Technology
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HIS - History
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HMN - Humanities
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HON - Honors Studies
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">HSM - Homeland Security Administration</span
HSM - Homeland Security Administration
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HSP - Hospitality
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HTL - Hotel Technology
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HUM - Human Services

HUM 100 - Entry Level Skills for the Human Services Student

3 Credits

This is a prerequisite course for students presently enrolled in TRS 105 who would like to enroll in HUM 101 Introduction to Human Services. It will include an overview of the field, career choices within Human Services, an understanding of the field work experience, self assessment, and a development of personal learning goals and plans.

HUM 101 - Introduction to Human Services

4 Credits

Introduction to generic issues in human services. Role definition, boundaries, and ethics of professional relationships. Examination of self-awareness in the helping relationship and development of beginning group skills. Development and practice of observing, listening, recording and interviewing skills. Discussion and analysis of field work experiences. Students must be qualified ( based on Accuplacer) to take ENG 101 in order to register for this course. In conjunction with this course, the student must take and pass HUM 111 Field Work in Human Services I.

Prerequisite: Placement exam at ENG 101 level. Corequisite: HUM 111.

MCC General Education: MCC-BCO - Speaking (MBCO), MCC-VE - Values and Ethics (MVE)

HUM 102 - Basic Helping Skills

4 Credits

Development of basic helping skills, including sensitivity, empathy, attending, questioning, confrontation, and problem solving. Examination and evaluation of client assessment, goal setting, case planning, case management. Further practice in group process and continuation of skill development in observing, listening, interviewing, recording and reporting. Discussions and analysis of field work experience. Students must be qualified ( based on Accuplacer) to take ENG 101 in order to register for this course. In conjunction with this course, the student must take and pass HUM 112 Field Work in Human Services II.

Prerequisite: HUM 101 with a grade of C- or better.

MCC General Education: MCC-BCO - Speaking (MBCO), MCC-VE - Values and Ethics (MVE)

HUM 106 - Human Services Focus

4 Credits

Designed to allow maximum, flexible response to specific needs of groups and agencies with particular human service problems. Details of specific offerings will be available at registration time each semester offered. Students must be qualified ( based on Accuplacer) to take ENG 101 in order to register for this course. In conjunction with this course, the student must take and pass HUM 116 Field Work in Human Services Focus.

Prerequisite: HUM 101 with a grade of C- or better

MCC General Education: MCC-VE - Values and Ethics (MVE)

HUM 111 - Field Work in Human Services I

2 Credits

On the basis of his or her particular interests, each student chooses the kind of community agency in which he/she would like to train. Under the guidance of experienced agency supervisors, the student begins the reality testing process in the paraprofessional role. Carefully graded opportunities to take responsibility for agency clients. In conjunction with this course, the student must take and pass HUM 101 Introduction to Human Services. Open only to students in HUM 101.

MCC General Education: MCC-BCO - Speaking (MBCO)

HUM 112 - Field Work in Human Services II

2 Credits

Student chooses this field work placement in accordance with his or her emerging career goals. Opportunities for taking increasing amounts of responsibility for agency clients. Planning with experienced agency supervisor to develop specific skills needed to function effectively as a member of the agency's helping service team. In conjunction with this course, the student must take and pass HUM 102 Basic Helping Skills. Open only to students in HUM 102.

Prerequisite: HUM 111 with a grade of C- or better.

MCC General Education: MCC-BCO - Speaking (MBCO), MCC-VE - Values and Ethics (MVE)

HUM 116 - Field Work in Human Services Focus

2 Credits

A Human Services field work course designed to meet the needs of students in Human Services focus courses. This course provides practical experience in the service field for each Human Services focus course. In conjunction with this course, the student must take and pass HUM 106 Human Services Focus. Open only to students in HUM 106.

Prerequisite: HUM 111 with a grade of C- or better; co-requisite: HUM 106

MCC General Education: MCC-BCO - Speaking (MBCO)

HUM 130 - Introduction to the Disability Support Services Field

3 Credits

This course will provide students with an orientation to direct services in the field of disability. It will give a broad overview of the essential topics in providing direct services and address common expectations and issues direct service providers encounter in this field.

MCC General Education: MCC-VE - Values and Ethics (MVE)

HUM 135 - Roles and Responsibilities in Disability Support Services

3 Credits

This course is designed to explore careers in the disability field and also examine service systems that provide support to people with disabilities. The course will emphasize experiential opportunities to meet and observe individuals from a variety of professions in the field, which will foster a deeper understanding of roles and responsibilities in the disability field.

HUM 201 - Models of Helping

4 Credits

Examination of the models, theories and roles that guide the practice of Human Services. The organizational structure of human services agencies will be examined and the systemic issues that impact clients and agencies will be analyzed. Career and transfer opportunities will be explored. Advanced group process, and field work experience will be discussed and analyzed. Students must be qualified ( based on Accuplacer) to take ENG 101 in order to register for this course. In conjunction with this course, the student must take and pass HUM 211 Field Work in Human Services III.

Prerequisite: HUM 102, 112 with a grade of C- or better.

HUM 207 - Skills for Working with Family Violence Issues

3 Credits

This course will provide an introduction to legal, medical, and social perspectives on family violence issues. It will examine the definitions/types, controversies, and nature/scope of family violence. It will also examine the factors which contribute to and consequences of family violence from the legal, medical, and social perspectives. Students will develop, discuss, analyze, and practice working with issues of family violence in class.

HUM 210 - Disability Across the Lifespan Strategies for the Human Services Worker

3 Credits

The course provides a basic understanding in the identification, prevalence and characteristics of individuals with disabilities across the life span. Additionally, the course will review legal mandates and historical movements that have shaped and defined the disability community today. Students will explore resources that will assist them in working with individuals with disabilities across the lifespan.

SUNY General Education: SUNY-SS - Social Sciences (SSCS)

MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-SCI - Scientific Reasoning (MSCI), MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD)

HUM 211 - Field Work in Human Services III

2 Credits

Students select field placement to enhance attainment of individual career goals. Under experienced agency supervisors, students carry increased responsibility for clients and for agency program planning. Further development of the specific helping skills needed for effective functioning in the chosen agency. In conjunction with this course, the student must take and pass HUM 201 Models of Helping. Open only to students in HUM 201.

Prerequisite: HUM 112 with a grade of C- or better.

HUM 220 - Working with Clients Post-Incarceration

3 Credits

This course addresses issues that may be encountered by those whose work brings them into contact with individuals who are returning, or have recently returned, to society from incarceration. It includes understanding of the stigma attached to their legal status, the barriers that they may encounter, and the sometimes misguided mind-set with which some formerly incarcerated individuals anticipate their return to families and society as a whole. Additionally, the course includes topics such as interaction with legal supervision, case management, housing, and employment for the formerly incarcerated.

HUM 230 - Individualized Planning and Documentation for Disability Support Services

3 Credits

This course will provide an overview of documentation and compliance requirements across service systems, including early intervention services, school-age services, vocational rehabilitation services, mental health services,and day services. In addition, the course will incorporate approaches within a person centered planning framework for developing and implementing individualized supports for individuals with disabilities.

MCC General Education: MCC-TL - Technological Literacy (MTL)

HUM 235 - Supporting and Communicating with People with Significant Disabilities

3 Credits

This course is an exploration of the ways in which people with significant disabilities are supported in their communities. The course will emphasize concepts of positive behavioral support and communication strategies to facilitate self-determination and independent decision-making in a person’s daily life. Students will learn about key concepts and the philosophy models of services systems that support people with significant disabilities.

MCC General Education: MCC-SCI - Scientific Reasoning (MSCI), MCC-TL - Technological Literacy (MTL)

HUM 236 - Contemporary Issues in the Field of Disability Support Services

3 Credits

This course will provide an in-depth exploration of contemporary issues in the field of direct disability support services, starting with the historical roots and current events in the disability rights movement, moving into specific contemporary issues, and ending with the most current controversial topics in the field.

MCC General Education: MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD)

HUM 250 - Introduction to Aging for the Human Services Worker

3 Credits

Students will examine contemporary issues impacting older adults such as special needs, changing roles experienced with aging, community resources, legislation and programs designed to meet these multifaceted needs. Students will develop methods for planning and implementing diverse activities and other approaches to encourage maintenance of health and self-sufficiency of the mature adult.

HUM 290 - Independent Study

Variable Credit

See the Department Chairperson.

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HVA - Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning
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IDE - Interior Design
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ITA - Italian/Foreign Language
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JPN - Japanese/Foreign Language
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LAW - Law
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LDS - Leadership
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MAR - Marketing
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MET - Mechanical Technology
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MTH - Mathematics
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MUS - Music
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NUR - Nursing
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OFT - Office Technology
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OPT - Optical Systems Technology
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PE - Physical Education--Coed
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PEC - Physical Education--Coed
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PEJ - Physical Education-Criminal Justice
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PEM - Physical Education--Men
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PEW - Physical Education-Women
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PHL - Philosophy
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PHO - Photography
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PHY - Physics
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PLE - Police: Law Enforcement
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PLS - Paralegal Studies
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POS - Political Science
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PPE - Physical Studies/Physical Education
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PSC - Public Safety Communications
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PSC - Public Safety Training
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PST - Public Safety Training
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PSY - Psychology
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REA - Reading
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SBS - Social & Behavioral Sciences
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SCI - Science
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SCR - Computer Security
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SGT - Surgical Technology
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SMT - Sports Management
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SOC - Sociology
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SPA - Spanish/Foreign Language
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SPC - Speech Communication
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STT - Solar Thermal Technology
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SUS - Sustainability Studies
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SVL - Service Learning
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TAM - Tooling and Machining
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TEK - Technology
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THE - Theatre
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TOY - Toyota
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TRS - Transitional Studies
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TVL - Travel And Tourism
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URS - Urban Studies
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XRT - Radiologic Technology