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
ATP 100 - Automotive Services

3 Credits

This hands-on course is designed for both consumers interested in repairing their own cars and individuals interested in entry level skills that will help them gain employment in the automotive industry. Lectures, demonstrations and hands-on activities provide an overview of automotive systems. Can be substituted for any one of the ATP 171-176 work experience courses. Two class hours, two laboratory hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Demonstrate shop and personal safety.
2.Demonstrate tool knowledge and use.
3.Perform vehicle lifting procedures.
4.Identify major automotive system components.
5.Perform basic maintenance procedures.
6.Perform basic repair procedures.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

ATP 101 - Introduction to Automotive Technology

5 Credits

An introductory course designed for automotive students that provides theory for a foundation in the field of automotive technology. All systems of the automobile are covered. Offered in the Fall and Spring Semesters. Three class hours, three laboratory hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the department.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Communicate effectively in written or verbal context.
2. Display professional behaviors.
3. Perform to industry standards in a working environment.
4. Demonstrate proper use of tools and equipment in relation to course subject matter.
5. Demonstrate proper shop and tool safety.
6. Demonstrate vehicle preparation for service.
7. Demonstrate vehicle preparation for the customer.
8. Interpret Service Information Systems.
9. Perform basic vehicle maintenance.
10. Calculate efficiency and effectiveness using flat rate system.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

ATP 102 - Electrical/Electronic Systems 1 - Automotive

3 Credits

A study of basic automotive electricity including Ohms law, circuit analysis, meter usage, discrete solid state components, magnetic induction, motor principles, and wire repair. Two class hours, two laboratory hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the Department

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Measure electrical circuits using a test light.
2. Measure electrical circuits using a digital multimeter.
3. Measure electrical circuits using an oscilloscope.
4. Apply Ohm’s Law to automotive electrical circuits.
5. Apply Kirchhoff’s Laws to automotive electrical circuits.
6. Explain basic motor theory.
7. Explain how magnetism is used to control electrical systems.
8. Diagnose circuit safety devices.
9. Repair circuit safety devices.
10. Diagnose basic circuit semiconductors.
11. Repair basic circuit semiconductors.
12. Repair electrical circuits.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

ATP 103 - Electrical 2 - Automotive

4 Credits

It is required that students have an extensive electrical theory background or have completed ATP 102 or ATP 152. Theory-related instruction and demonstration of testing and repair procedures covers automotive charging, starting, lighting, and accessories. Schematic reading is emphasized throughout the course. Three class hours, two laboratory hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the Department.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Interpret vehicle wiring diagrams.
2. Diagnose starting system faults.
3. Repair starting system faults.
4. Diagnose charging system faults.
5. Repair charging system faults.
6. Diagnose lighting system faults.
7. Repair lighting system faults.
8. Diagnose accessory system faults.
9. Repair accessory system faults.
10. Diagnose gauges, warning devices, and driver information system faults.
11. Repair gauges, warning devices, and driver information system faults.
12. Diagnose horn and wiper circuit system faults.
13. Repair horn and wiper circuit system faults.
14. Diagnose circuits for opens, high resistance, shorts, and feedback faults.
15. Repair circuits for opens, high resistance, shorts, and feedback faults.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

ATP 104 - Emission Controls, Computer and Fuel Systems I

3 Credits

Theory related instruction and demonstration of testing and repair procedures covering emission controls, engine performance diagnosis, 2 & 4 gas analysis, scope patterns, and ignition systems. Two class hours, two laboratory hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Diagnose emission control systems.
2. Repair emission control systems.
3. Diagnose emission related computer controls.
4. Repair emission related computer controls.

Course Offered Fall only

ATP 105 - Brakes - Automotive

4.5 Credits

Theory related instruction and demonstration of testing and repair procedures covering automotive brake systems. Includes drum and disc brakes, hydraulic systems, power assist and anti-lock systems. Three class hours, three laboratory hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Diagnose hydraulic brake systems.
2. Repair hydraulic brake systems.
3. Diagnose drum brake systems.
4. Repair drum brake systems.
5. Diagnose disc brake systems.
6. Repair disc brake systems.
7. Diagnose brake power-assist units.
8. Repair brake power-assist units.
9. Diagnose brake related electrical faults.
10. Repair brake related electrical faults.
11. Diagnose wheel bearing concerns.
12. Repair wheel bearing concerns.
13. Diagnose parking brake concerns.
14. Repair parking brake concerns.
15. Demonstrate brake diagnostic processes.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

ATP 106 - Steering and Suspension - Automotive

5 Credits

In-depth study of adjustable and non-adjustable alignment measurements with emphasis on proper alignment techniques, methods of adjustment, complete 4-wheel alignment. Manual and power steering system diagnosis and repair, complete suspension system service including coil spring, torsion bar, and MacPherson struts. Three class hours, three laboratory hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Diagnose steering system concerns.
2. Repair steering system concerns.
3. Diagnose suspension systems concerns.
4. Repair suspension systems concerns.
5. Service steering systems.
6. Service suspension systems.
7. Diagnose wheel alignment issues.
8. Repair wheel alignment issues.
9. Diagnose wheel and tire concerns.
10. Repair wheel and tire concerns.
11. Demonstrate steering diagnostic processes.
12. Demonstrate suspension diagnostic processes.

Course Offered Spring only

ATP 107 - Automatic Transmission and Transaxle - Automotive

4 Credits

This course includes the theory of operation, diagnosis, maintenance and repair of automobile transmissions and transaxles. There will be emphasis on hands-on work. Three class hours, two laboratory hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Maintain automatic transaxle/transmission in-vehicle.
2. Service automatic transaxle/transmission in-vehicle.
3. Repair automatic transmission/transaxle out-of-vehicle.
4. Diagnose automatic transmission/transaxle faults using diagnostic processes.
5. Diagnose Drivetrain.
6. Diagnose drive shaft/half shaft and universal/constant-velocity (CV) joints.
7. Repair drive shaft/half shaft and universal/constant-velocity (CV) joints.
8. Diagnose drive axles.
9. Repair drive axles.
10. Diagnose four-wheel drive.
11. Repair four-wheel drive.
12. Diagnose all-wheel drive.
13. Repair all-wheel drive.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

ATP 108 - Engine Repair - Automotive

4 Credits

Instruction in the 4-stroke theory and practical procedures necessary to diagnose and repair automotive type gasoline engines. Includes diagnosis, component inspection, proper disassembly and reassembly procedures, and critical engine measurements. Three class hours, three laboratory hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Diagnose cylinder head and valve train faults.
2. Repair cylinder head and valve train faults.
3. Diagnose engine block assembly faults.
4. Repair engine block assembly faults.
5. Diagnose engine lubrication faults.
6. Repair engine lubrication faults.
7. Diagnose engine cooling system faults.
8. Repair engine cooling system faults.
9. Diagnose engine faults using diagnostic processes.
10. Diagnose manual clutches.
11. Repair manual clutches.
12. Diagnose manual transaxle/transmissions.
13. Repair manual transaxle/transmissions.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

ATP 109 - Heating and Air Conditioning - Automotive

3 Credits

Theory related instruction and demonstration of testing and repair procedures covering automotive heating and air conditioning systems. This course provides theory for R-12 and R-134a systems. Two class hours, 1.3 laboratory hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Diagnose refrigeration system components.
2. Repair refrigeration system components.
3. Diagnose heating, ventilation, and engine cooling systems.
4. Repair heating, ventilation, and engine cooling systems.
5. Diagnose heating and AC operational systems and controls.
6. Repair heating and AC operational systems and controls.
7. Properly recover, recycle and handle refrigerant.
8. Diagnose AC systems.
9. Repair AC systems.

Course Offered Fall only

ATP 112 - Engine Performance - Automotive

4 Credits

The theory, operation and diagnosis of computerized engine controls and fuel systems. Three class hours, two laboratory hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Diagnose ignition system faults.
2. Repair ignition system faults.
3. Diagnose fuel system faults.
4. Repair fuel system faults.
5. Diagnose air induction related faults.
6. Repair air induction related faults.
7. Diagnose exhaust related faults.
8. Repair exhaust related faults.
9. Diagnose engine performance related computer controlled system faults.
10. Repair engine performance related computer controlled system faults.

Course Offered Spring only

ATP 114 - Toyota (T-TEN) Automotive Co-op I

.5 Credits

This is a 15-week co-op course in mechanical repair work experience for Toyota (T-TEN) automotive students. 0.5 Credits (22.5 hours per semester).

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Communicate effectively to obtain and retain employment within the automotive service industry.
2. Explain how to be successful in the automotive service environment.
3. Calculate and schedule work load.
4. Manage documentation for co-operative work experiences.
5. Perform a successful job search.
6. Complete an Apprentice Monthly Report.
7. Complete a Workplace Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Evaluation Report.
8. Complete a Daily Work Journal Report.
9. Complete a Monthly Work Efficiency Report.

Course Offered Fall only

ATP 115 - Toyota (T-TEN) Automotive Co-op II

.5 Credits

This is a 15-week co-op course in mechanical repair work experience for Toyota (T-TEN) Automotive students. 0.5 Credits (22.5 hours per semester).

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Complete an Apprentice Monthly Report.
2. Complete a Workplace Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Evaluation Report.
3. Complete a Daily Work Journal Report.
4. Complete a Monthly Work Efficiency Report.

Course Offered Fall only

ATP 116 - Toyota (T-TEN) Automotive Co-op III

.5 Credits

This is a 15-week co-op course in mechanical repair work experience for Toyota (T-TEN) Automotive students. 0.5 Credits (22.5 hours per semester).

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Complete an Apprentice Monthly Report.
2. Complete a Workplace Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Evaluation Report.
3. Complete a Daily Work Journal Report.
4. Complete a Monthly Work Efficiency Report.

Course Offered Fall only

ATP 117 - Toyota (T-TEN) Automotive Co-op IV

This is a 15-week co-op course in mechanical repair work experience for Toyota (T-TEN) Automotive students. 0.5 Credits (22.5 hours per semester).

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Complete an Apprentice Monthly Report.
2. Complete a Workplace Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Evaluation Report.
3. Complete a Daily Work Journal Report.
4. Complete a Monthly Work Efficiency Report.

Course Offered Fall only

ATP 139 - Applied Automotive Techniques

2 Credits

This is a performance based hands on course designed for individuals interested in developing entry level skills that will help them gain employment in the automotive industry. Demonstrations and hands on LAB activities provide practical experience of service tasks related to automotive systems. Students must provide their own tools. It is required that students have completed ATP 100 plus ATP 151, or ATP 101. Three laboratory hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the department

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate proper use of tools and equipment in relation to course subject matter.
2. Read and interpret Service Information Systems.
3. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills in a written and verbal context.
4. Demonstrate activities in published procedures related to course content.
5. Solve automotive related math problems.
6. Perform to industry standards in a working environment.

Course Offered Summer only

ATP 140 - Automotive Technology Co-op Seminar

.5 Credits

Career related seminar offered one hour per week (15 hours); prepares students for their co-op in-dealership experience. One class hour.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills in a written and verbal context.
2. Display professional behaviors.
3. Perform to industry standards in a working environment.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

ATP 141 - GM (ASEP) Automotive Co-op I

.5 Credits

This is a 15-week co-op course in mechanical repair work experience for GM (ASEP) automotive students. (22.5 hours per semester).

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Communicate effectively to obtain and retain employment within the automotive service industry.
2. Explain how to be successful in the automotive service environment.
3. Calculate and schedule work load.
4. Manage documentation for co-operative work experiences.
5. Perform a successful job search.
6. Complete an Apprentice Monthly Report.
7. Complete a Workplace Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Evaluation Report.
8. Complete a Daily Work Journal Report.
9. Complete a Monthly Work Efficiency Report.

Course Offered Fall only

ATP 142 - GM (ASEP) Automotive Co-op II

.5 Credits

This is a 15-week co-op course in mechanical repair work experience for GM (ASEP) automotive students. (22.5 hours per semester).​

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Complete an Apprentice Monthly Report.
2. Complete a Workplace Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Evaluation Report.
3. Complete a Daily Work Journal Report.
4. Complete a Monthly Work Efficiency Report.

Course Offered Spring only

ATP 143 - GM (ASEP) Automotive Co-op III

.5 Credits

This is a 15-week co-op course in mechanical repair work experience for GM (ASEP) automotive students. (22.5 hours per semester).​

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Complete an Apprentice Monthly Report.
2. Complete a Workplace Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Evaluation Report.
3. Complete a Daily Work Journal Report.
4. Complete a Monthly Work Efficiency Report.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

ATP 144 - GM (ASEP) Automotive Co-op IV

.5 Credits

This is a 15-week co-op course in mechanical repair work experience for GM (ASEP) Automotive students. (22.5 hours per semester).​

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Complete an Apprentice Monthly Report.
2. Complete a Workplace Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Evaluation Report.
3. Complete a Daily Work Journal Report.
4. Complete a Monthly Work Efficiency Report.

Course Offered Fall only

ATP 145 - GM (ASEP) Automotive Coop V

.5 Credits

This is a 15-week co-op course in mechanical repair work experience for GM (ASEP) Automotive students.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Complete an Apprentice Monthly Report.
2. Complete a Workplace Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Evaluation Report.
3. Complete a Daily Work Journal Report.
4. Complete a Monthly Work Efficiency Report.

Course Offered Spring only

ATP 171 - General (A-TAP) Automotive Co-op I

.5 Credits

This is a 15-week co-op course in mechanical repair work experience for General (A-TAP) automotive students. (22.5 hours per semester).

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Communicate effectively to obtain and retain employment within the automotive service industry.
2. Explain how to be successful in the automotive service environment.
3. Calculate and schedule work load.
4. Manage documentation for co-operative work experiences.
5. Perform a successful job search.
6. Complete an Apprentice Monthly Report.
7. Complete a Workplace Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Evaluation Report.
8. Complete a Daily Work Journal Report.
9. Complete a Monthly Work Efficiency Report.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

ATP 172 - General (A-TAP) Automotive Co-op II

.5 Credits

This is a 15-week co-op course in mechanical repair work experience for General (A-TAP) automotive students. (22.5 hours per semester).

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Complete an Apprentice Monthly Report.
2. Complete a Workplace Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Evaluation Report.
3. Complete a Daily Work Journal Report.
4. Complete a Monthly Work Efficiency Report.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

ATP 173 - General (A-TAP) Automotive Co-op III

.5 Credits

This is a 15-week co-op course in mechanical repair work experience for General (A-TAP) automotive students. 0.5 Credits (22.5 hours per semester).

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Complete an Apprentice Monthly Report.
2. Complete a Workplace Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Evaluation Report.
3. Complete a Daily Work Journal Report.
4. Complete a Monthly Work Efficiency Report.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

ATP 174 - General (A-TAP) Automotive Co-op IV

.5 Credits

This is a 15-week co-op course in mechanical repair work experience for General (A-TAP) automotive students. (22.5 hours per semester).

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Complete an Apprentice Monthly Report.
2. Complete a Workplace Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Evaluation Report.
3. Complete a Daily Work Journal Report.
4. Complete a Monthly Work Efficiency Report.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

ATP 275 - Modern Welding Techniques

3 Credits

This course is an introduction to MIG and TIG welding and plasma cutting. These skills are practical and often essential for various craftspersons. Students will work with aluminum, stainless steel, and other common metals in this course. This course is offered off-site at Mahaney Welding. In addition to tuition, part-time students must purchase student insurance. Students should also expect to purchase a pre-packaged kit of course materials including their safety equipment and book.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Perform a Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) weld within appropriate entry-level standards.
2. Perform a Metal Inert Gas (MIG) weld within appropriate entry-level standards.
3. Demonstrate how to safely and correctly operate a plasma cutter.
4. Demonstrate safe operation of relevant equipment.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

ATP 290 - Independent Study

Variable Credit

See the Department Chairperson.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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CLT - Clinical Laboratory Technician
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