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
ITA - Italian/Foreign Language
JPN - Japanese/Foreign Language
LAW - Law
LAW 101 - Fundamentals of the Law

3 Credits

A study of how civil and criminal law governs society. Purchases, leases, contracts, divorces, environmental issues, and criminal offenses will be explored. Emphasis will be on development of those skills necessary to recognize and better deal with common legal problems to be confronted throughout adult life. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify the major factors in choosing and working with an attorney.
2. Compare and contrast civil and criminal law.
3. Describe New York State and federal court structures.
4. Describe sources of law.
5. Explain the U.S. jury system.
6. Explain the path of typical criminal or civil court cases.
7. Explain real estate transfers and lease transactions.
8. Identify the requirements of a valid marriage in New York and describe how a marriage is dissolved.
9. Identify the elements of a valid contract and describe protections available for consumers.
10. Explain using cases or examples how the United States and New York State Constitutions affect our lives.
11. Explain common estate planning processes and documents.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

LAW 110 - Great Trials

3 Credits

An in-depth and comprehensive examination of one or two significant local "landmark" cases, from investigation through appeal. Course is designed to allow the distillation of legal principles by working with actual trial records, appellate briefs, and newspaper reports. When practical, actual participants in the trial and appeal (judge, lawyers, newspaper reporters, and others) will be asked to share their unique perspectives with the class. Students will be required to complete an interpretative essay on issues in the case. This course fulfills the MCC requirement for a social science elective. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Explain how individual rights have been influenced by the legal system throughout United States history.
2. Explain how selected landmark cases reflect basic principles of United States law.
3. Illustrate and explain the appellate court process.
4. Analyze cases using the case law method.
5. Express legal literacy.

Course Offered Spring only

LAW 290 - Independent Study

Variable Credit

See the Department Chairperson.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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