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
LDS - Leadership
MAR - Marketing
MET - Mechanical Technology
MFG - Manufacturing Technology: Automation / Robotics
MTH - Mathematics
MUS - Music
NUR - Nursing
NUR 050 - Application of the Nursing Process

No Credit

Introduction to curriculum concepts with emphasis on the use of the nursing process as the student assesses the basic needs of clients. Selected nursing content from the core curriculum is discussed. Twelve class hours, nine laboratory hours. Cannot be used as an elective in the Nursing program. One imputed credit; no earned credits.

Prerequisites: NUR 050 is required for students who are transferring into the program, admitted with advanced standing, or returning to the program after an absence of one year. Completion of NUR 050 requirement is valid for one year. Students reentering NUR 111 do not need to take NUR 050.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. At the completion of this course, the student will: identify the philosophy of the Department of Nursing and the Conceptual Framework of the nursing curriculum.
2. describe the nursing process.
3. apply the nursing process to selected client situations.
4. complete an individualized learning needs assessment.
5. demonstrate competency in identified nursing skills based on individualized learning needs assessment.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

NUR 110 - Foundations of Nursing

1 Credit

NUR 110 is a nonclinical course in which the foundation of professional nursing is examined through exploration of the healthcare delivery system, nursing roles, nursing origins, and the educational, legal, and ethical bases of practice. Future challenges for the nursing profession are introduced. One class hour.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify and describe the roles of the professional nurse.
2. Describe the various influences on professional nursing that may include social, political, or educational factors.
3. Delineate the components of the health care delivery system.
4. Assess the impact of selected influences on the health care delivery system.
5. Describe the ethical and legal concepts on which professional nursing is based.
6. Describe the functions of professional nursing organizations.
7. State the purposes of Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN).
8. Define the competencies of Quality and Safety for Nurses (QSEN).
9. State the impetus for Quality and Safety for Nurses (QSEN).

Course Offered Fall and Spring

NUR 111 - Fundamentals of Nursing - WR

7 Credits

NUR 111 focuses on the Basic Needs of the non acute adult patient to provide quality, safe patient centered care for diverse populations. The MCC nursing program’s conceptual framework and the core competencies of Associate Degree Nursing practice: Professional Identity, Nursing Judgment, Human Flourishing, and Spirit of Inquiry, are introduced. Students use knowledge and science to begin to assess a patient’s ability to meet Basic Needs and to implement fundamental nursing interventions. Two class hours, three conference hours, six clinical laboratory hours.

Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in high school chemistry, biology and either Sequential Math, Math A Regents or High School Algebra or MTH 098; Corequisites: NUR 110; PSY 101; BIO 144; and MTH 104, MTH 150, MTH 160 or higher; unless previously taken.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Apply Nursing Judgment as a core competency of Associate Degree Nursing practice at a fundamental level.
2. Apply Human Flourishing as a core competency of Associate Degree Nursing practice at a fundamental level.
3. Apply Professional Identity as a core competency of Associate Degree Nursing practice at a fundamental level.
4. Apply a Spirit of Inquiry as a core competency of Associate Degree Nursing practice at a fundamental level.
5. Identify data that indicate an individual is meeting Basic Needs.
6. Identify data that indicates an individual needs assistance to meet basic physiologic and safety and security needs.
7. Identify factors that affect an individual’s ability to meet basic physiologic and safety and security needs.
8. Identify and describe each step of the Nursing Process.
9. Collect data related to Basic Needs as the first step of the Nursing Process.
10. Use basic critical thinking to analyze collected data.
11. Select nursing diagnoses that are indicated based on patient assessment as the second step of the Nursing Process.
12. Develop an individualized plan of care through establishment of patient outcomes and nursing interventions as the third step of the Nursing Process.
13. Provide fundamental nursing interventions that prevent, minimize, or relieve alterations in the patient’s ability to meet Basic Needs as the fourth step of the Nursing Process.
14. Evaluate progress toward attainment of patient outcomes as the fifth step of the Nursing Process.
15. Adjust nursing interventions to modify the plan of care as needed.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

NUR 112 - Nursing Care of the Adult and Child-I -WR

8 Credits

NUR 112 focuses on Basic Needs of adult and child patients using the Nursing Process to provide quality, safe patient centered care for diverse populations. Teamwork and collaboration are introduced and explored. Students use knowledge and science to manage, with assistance, the essential issues of patients with both acute and chronic conditions in several healthcare environments. One class hour, four conference hours, nine clinical laboratory hours. The core competencies of Associate Degree Nursing practice introduced in NUR 111 are expanded upon in clinical nursing practice.

Prerequisites: NUR 110 and NUR 111 with a minimum grade of C, PSY 101, BIO 144 with a minimum grade of C; corequisites: BIO 145, PSY 212 and ENG 101 or ENG 200, unless previously taken.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Begin to integrate Nursing Judgment as a core competency of Associate Degree Nursing practice.
2. Begin to integrate Human Flourishing as a core competency of Associate Degree Nursing practice.
3. Begin to integrate Professional Identity as a core competency of Associate Degree Nursing practice.
4. Begin to integrate a Spirit of Inquiry as a core competency of Associate Degree Nursing practice.
5. Identify factors that influence the patient’s ability to meet Basic Needs.
6. Begin to apply the Nursing Process, with assistance, to provide safe, quality, patient-centered care for diverse populations, using approaches such as critical thinking, nursing knowledge and science.
7. Assess the patient’s ability to meet Basic Needs.
8. Use basic critical thinking to identify commonly occurring nursing diagnoses.
9. Develop an individualized plan of care through establishment of patient outcomes and nursing interventions.
10. Implement priority nursing interventions using evidence based practice.
11. Evaluate progress toward attainment of patient outcomes.
12. Identify factors that impact achievement of patient outcomes.
13. Adjust priority nursing interventions and modify the plan of care, with assistance, as needed.
14. Use basic principles of prioritization identify a plan to organize nursing care for a group of patients.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

NUR 210 - Issues in Nursing

1 Credit

NUR 210 is a nonclinical course in which issues of professional nursing are critically examined through exploration of current themes including quality and safety initiatives, leadership and management practices, licensure and legal implications, employment matters and professional responsibility. One class hour.

Prerequisites: NUR 110 and NUR 112 with a minimum grade of C.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Develop strategies for making a successful transition from student nurse to professional nurse, embracing ideals of integrity, responsibility and ethical practice.
2. Analyze the impact of various forces on nursing and health care delivery that may include demographic, economic, legal, political, social, and technological issues.
3. Establish the knowledge necessary to develop effective intraprofessional leadership abilities.
4. Demonstrate beginning skills necessary to develop effective intraprofessional leadership abilities.
5. Develop emerging attitudes necessary to develop effective intraprofessional leadership abilities.
6. Integrate ethical, legal and regulatory frameworks of nursing according to established standards of professional nursing (may include: New York State Licensure Law and Regulations, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, American Nurses’ Association Code of Ethics etc.)
7. Apply concepts of quality and safety to move patients and families toward optimal outcomes.
8. Employ the Root Cause Analysis process as a method to improve the delivery of safe, quality, health care.
9. Reflect upon the attitudes in a culture of safety vs. culture of shame and blame.
10. Identify the importance of participation in lifelong learning.
11. Apply communication strategies used in an evolving leadership role.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

NUR 211 - Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (Seven Weeks) - WR

4 Credits

NUR 211 focuses on the Basic Needs of patients with psychiatric/mental health problems using the Nursing Process to provide quality, safe patient centered care for diverse populations through teamwork and collaboration. Students use knowledge and science to manage the issues of patients with acute and chronic psychiatric conditions in a variety of healthcare environments. Two class hours, three conference hours, nine clinical laboratory hours. The core competencies of Associate Degree Nursing practice expanded upon in NUR 112 are applied to this patient population.

Prerequisites: NUR 112 with a minimum grade of C, BIO 144 & BIO 145 with a minimum grade of C, PSY 212 and ENG 101; corequisites: NUR 210, BIO 202 and SOC 101, unless previously taken.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. At the completion of this course, for selected patients with psychiatric-mental health problems, a student will be able to:
2. Integrate Nursing Judgment as a core competency of Associate Degree Nursing practice.
3. Integrate Human Flourishing as a core competency of Associate Degree Nursing practice.
4. Integrate Professional Identity as a core competency of Associate Degree Nursing practice.
5. Integrate a Spirit of Inquiry as a core competency of Associate Degree Nursing practice.
6. Analyze factors that influence the patient’s ability to meet Basic Needs.
7. Apply the Nursing Process to provide safe, quality, patient-centered care for diverse populations, using approaches such as critical thinking, nursing knowledge and science.
8. Assess the patient’s ability to meet physiologic, safety and security, love and belonging, and self-esteem needs.
9. Formulate and prioritize selected nursing diagnoses.
10. Develop an individualized plan of care through establishment of patient outcomes and nursing interventions.
11. Implement and prioritize nursing interventions using evidence based practice.
12. Evaluate progress toward attainment of patient outcomes.
13. Identify factors that impact achievement of patient outcomes.
14. Adjust priority nursing interventions and modify the plan of care as needed.
15. Use principles of management and delegation to plan nursing care for a group of psychiatric patients.
16. Establish priorities to manage nursing care for a group of psychiatric patients.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

NUR 212 - Maternal - Neonatal Nursing - WR (Seven Weeks)

4 Credits

NUR 212 focuses on the basic needs of maternal and neonatal patients, using the Nursing Process to provide quality, safe, patient centered care for diverse populations through teamwork and collaboration. Students use knowledge and science to manage maternal and neonatal considerations in the acute care setting. Two class hours, three conference hours, nine clinical laboratory hours. The core competencies of Associate Degree Nursing practice expanded upon in NUR 112 are applied to this patient population.

Prerequisites: NUR 112 with a minimum grade of C, BIO 145 with a minimum grade of C, PSY 212 and ENG 101; corequisites: NUR 210, BIO 202, SOC 101, unless previously taken.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. At the completion of this course, for selected maternal/neonatal patients, a student will be able to:
2. Integrate Nursing Judgment as a core competency of Associate Degree Nursing practice.
3. Integrate Human Flourishing as a core competency of Associate Degree Nursing practice.
4. Integrate Professional Identity as a core competency of Associate Degree Nursing practice.
5. Integrate a Spirit of Inquiry as a core competency of Associate Degree Nursing practice.
6. Analyze factors that influence patients’ ability to meet Basic Needs.
7. Apply the Nursing Process to provide safe, quality, patient-centered care for diverse populations, using approaches such as critical thinking, nursing knowledge and science.
8. Assess the patient’s ability to meet physiologic, safety and security, love and belonging, and self-esteem needs.
9. Formulate and prioritize selected nursing diagnoses.
10. Develop an individualized plan of care through establishment of patient outcomes
and nursing interventions.
11. Implement and prioritize nursing interventions using evidence based practice.
12. Evaluate progress toward attainment of patient outcomes.
13. Identify factors that impact achievement of patient outcomes.
14. Adjust priority nursing interventions and modify the plan of care as needed.
15. Use principles of management and delegation to plan nursing care for the maternal/neonatal dyad.
16. Establish priorities to manage nursing care for the maternal/neonatal dyad.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

NUR 214 - Nursing Care of the Adult and Child-II - WR

8 Credits

NUR 214 focuses on Basic Needs of adult and child patients using the Nursing Process to provide quality, safe patient centered care for diverse populations through teamwork and collaboration. Students use knowledge and science to manage the complex issues of patients with both acute and chronic conditions in a variety of healthcare environments. One class hour, four conference hours, nine clinical hours. The core competencies of Associate Degree Nursing practice are integrated into clinical nursing practice.

Prerequisites: SOC 101, BIO 202 with a minimum grade of C, NUR 210, 211, 212 with a minimum grade of C; corequisites: 3 credits Humanities electives, 1 credit Physical/Health Education, unless previously completed.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. At the completion of this course, for selected complex medical-surgical patients, a student will be able to:
2. Integrate fully Nursing Judgment as a core competency of Associate Degree Nursing practice.
3. Integrate fully Human Flourishing as a core competency of Associate Degree Nursing practice.
4. Integrate fully Professional Identity as a core competency of Associate Degree Nursing practice.
5. Integrate fully a Spirit of Inquiry as a core competency of Associate Degree Nursing practice.
6. Analyze factors that influence patients’ ability to meet Basic Needs.
7. Apply the Nursing Process, to provide safe, quality, patient-centered care for diverse populations, using approaches such as critical thinking, evidence, nursing knowledge and science.
8. Assess the patient’s ability to meet Basic Needs.
9. Formulate and prioritize individualized nursing diagnoses.
10. Develop an individualized plan of care through establishment of patient outcomes and nursing interventions.
11. Implement and prioritize nursing interventions using evidence based practice.
12. Evaluate progress towards attainment of patient outcomes.
13. Identify factors that impact achievement of patient outcomes.
14. Adjust priority nursing interventions and modify the plan of care as needed.
15. Build upon principles of management and delegation.
16. Develop a plan for management and delegation of nursing care for a group of patients.
17. Implement a plan for management and delegation of nursing care for a group of patients.
18. Evaluate a plan for management and delegation of nursing care for a group of patients.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

NUR 290 - Independent Study

Variable Credit

See the Department Chairperson.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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