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
OFT - Office Technology
OPT - Optical Systems Technology
PE - Physical Education--Coed
PEC - Physical Education--Coed
PEC 123 - Introduction to Kayaking

2 Credits

An introduction to the world of kayaking. This course will cover equipment components needed to kayak safely as well as basic strokes, reading the river, rescue techniques, and how to roll a kayak. One class hour, two laboratory hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate proficiency in the lifetime sport of kayaking at the beginning whitewater and beginning coastal kayaking skills levels.
2. Develop and list alternative outlets using kayaking to address stress management for their future benefits.
3. Demonstrate and practice the sport of kayaking to help achieve health and wellness both now and in the future.
4. Analyze and recognize situations that are safe or dangerous when participating in water sports specifically kayaking.
5. Integrate the fitness concepts presented into a fitness program based on the lifetime sport/activity of kayaking.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

PEC 148 - Physical Fitness Theory and Practice

2 Credits

This course is designed to provide a complete fitness experience. This course includes sections specific to different areas of activity including, but not limited to: Fitness Training, Yoga, Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Cardio Bootcamp, Aqua Fitness, Personal Defense (offerings may vary from semester to semester). It will also include a comprehensive fitness assessment and interpretation that will generate a personalized exercise prescription, which will be executed in a monitored program specific to assigned fitness subject, topic, or theme. Lecture topics will include the benefits of exercise, safety, program design, components of fitness, and other timely topics. The online section(s) of this class require(s) outside physical activity and testing outside the online medium. One class hour, two laboratory hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify and explain the components of physical fitness as it relates to occupations and healthy life styles.
2. Analyze the results of pre- and post-physical fitness screening.
3. Identify the basic principles of physical health, which could include for example: cardiofitness, musculoskeletal training or fat/weight control.
4. Apply the principles of physical fitness through participation in a monitored exercise program.
5. List the benefits of physical fitness.
6. Demonstrate ability to work with others in the implementation and application of a fitness program.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

PEC 150 - Adventure Bound

2 Credits

A course in which the student will participate in a variety of provocative community/outdoor oriented experiences and classroom presentations. High and low project adventure ropes courses, trust and initiative games, camping and survival skills, circus acrosports, canoeing and hiking sojourns, service to populations at risk, etc., are a few of the adventure experience options from which the student will select several to participate in. One class hours, two laboratory hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate an expanded sense of personal confidence.
2. Insert mutual support within a group into personal behavior.
3. Develop an increased joy in one’s physical self and in being with others while participating in a wide variety of recreational/outdoor/adventure activities.
4. Demonstrate an increased level of physical activity necessary for successful performance of a variety of adventure activities.
5. Demonstrate leadership and intergroup cooperative skills necessary to cope with and solve initiative, trust and problem solving activities/games.
6. Utilize equipment and hardware apparatus available for Project Adventure activities.
7. Perform climbing, repelling and belaying techniques utilized in Project Adventure activities.
8. Define and perform safety procedures utilized in performance of all adventure/recreational activities.
9. Develop an increased familiarity and identification with the natural world.
10. Apply these leadership skills learned to enhance the students personal growth in other aspects of their life.

Course Offered Fall only

PEC 151 - Men's and Women's Physical Education: Co-ed Golf

1 Credit

An introductory course on the basic skills, strategies and techniques of golf. Two class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate all of the basic mechanics in golf including grip, stance, swing, and follow through.
2. Analyze and correct errors in the performance of the basic fundamentals of the swing.
3. Demonstrate using various clubs with both whiffle balls and range balls.
4. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the golf rules and etiquette.
5. Evaluate the techniques necessary for scoring a golf game.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

PEC 157 - Men's and Women's Physical Education: Co-ed Racquetball

1 Credit

A course introducing the basic skills, rules and strategies of racquetball. The course will include safety, basic strokes and positioning for singles, doubles and cut-throat. Two class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify racquetball court markings to include the serving area, service box, short line, and front wall.
2. Identify rules as defined by the USRA (United States Racquetball Association.)
3. Recognize the order in which the ball should be struck during play for singles, cutthroat, and doubles.
4. Describe and demonstrate the basic strokes of forehand, backhand, and wall play.
5. Differentiate and select advantageous placement of the ball during play as determined by the position of ones opponent(s).

Course Offered Fall and Spring

PEC 179 - Lifeguarding

2 Credits

A full semester course to certify students in American Red Cross lifeguarding. Lifeguards must have the ability to recognize hazardous waterfront situations and respond accordingly. The student must pass Red Cross written and swimming skills tests. This course includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid. At the completion of this course, the student will receive a Lifeguard Training Card (which includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer and a Community First Aid Card). American Red Cross Administration Fee is $5.00. One and a half class hours, one and a half laboratory hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the primary and secondary responsibilities of a professional lifeguard.
2. Describe the strategies a lifeguard uses for preventing injuries and staff debriefing.
3. Describe and demonstrate water rescue skills, backboarding, and Emergency Action Principles.
4. Describe and demonstrate adult, child and infant rescue breathing, choking, CPR, AED skills, and demonstrate the use of resuscitation masks, bag-valves masks as they relate to a non-breathing victim and disease prevention.
5. Identify and/or demonstrate the signs and symptoms of sudden illness, the principles of care, how to effectively control bleeding and immobilize an injured body part.
6. Explain and evaluate safety considerations and surveillance issues for multi-attraction aquatic facilities, as well as the importance of zone coverage.
7. Recognize the variety of waterfront facilities and describe the potential dangers inherent to each.
8. Demonstrate in-line stabilization and back board procedures.

Course Offered Fall only

PEC 194 - Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding

1 Credit

This course provides each participating student an opportunity to learn and improve his or her skiing/snowboarding skills. Classes meet for lessons at Bristol Mountain on six scheduled evenings. Skiing available before and after lessons. Students must provide their own transportation to Bristol Mountain. An additional fee is charged to the student and payable to Bristol Mountain for lessons and/or rental of equipment. Two class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of skiing and snowboarding equipment, how the equipment works and how it is maintained.
2. State and explain the skier/snowboarder responsibility code.
3. Demonstrate the criteria and skills needed to advance to the next level of skiing/snowboarding.
4. Demonstrate and/or articulate knowledge of the physical conditioning needed to enhance the skiing/boarding experience and advance to the next level.

Course Offered Spring only

PEC 253 - Stress Management

2 Credits

A course designed to make the student aware of stress and how it can impact his/her quality of life. It will provide methods for identifying stressors and strategies to effectively manage them. Students will be able to construct a personalized life style management program. Two class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe and explain the nature of stress, the stress response, causes of stress, the relationship between stress and disease and a holistic approach to stress managements.
2. Assess and describe the impact of stress on one's own body, mind, spirit and emotions.
3. Identify, describe and practice research-based coping strategies and relaxation techniques that contribute to managing life's stress.
4. Develop a personal lifestyle plan incorporating coping strategies and relaxation techniques to decrease the impact of stress on one's body, mind, spirit and emotions.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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