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
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
REA 100 - Reading and Thinking in the Disciplines

3 Credits

This course is designed specifically to meet the reading and thinking needs in a particular discipline. Learning strategies will focus on skills necessary for success in the content course, such as note-taking, graphic or visual materials, and/or laboratory preparation and application. Likewise, critical and active reading performance will focus on the needs of the discipline: understanding and evaluating scholarly research, discipline-based vocabulary, textbook management, reading flexibility, and other higher-level thinking appropriate to the discipline. This course is intended to be taken in conjunction with another course in a different discipline. Please see master schedule for offerings. May not be repeated for credit. Three class hours.


Course Learning Outcomes
1. Apply the reading process to texts in the content course.
2. Articulate comprehension of college texts.
3. Formulate appropriate inferences while reading college-level text.
4. Apply vocabulary strategies in the content course.
5. Employ reading strategies, such as note-taking, annotating, paraphrasing, and other skills, appropriate to content course.
6. Connect texts to broader themes of the discipline.
7. Apply various read-study systems, such as SQ3R, in the content area.
8. Illustrate ability to transfer reading skills to other disciplines.
9. Employ metacognitive strategies.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

REA 101 - Critical Reading-WR

3 Credits

This course will help students strengthen their critical reading and thinking skills, improve their academic literacy, and expand their general knowledge across the disciplines, especially the Humanities. Students will read a variety of written, oral, visual, and cultural texts in order to improve their analytical, interpretive, and evaluative skills. Students will synthesize text in all its forms through a variety of thematic approaches (music, drugs, diversity, etc.) in order to develop new ideas and conclusions. They will apply these critical and evaluative skills through research, presentations, discourse, and written assignments. This course is recommended for all students. Three class hours. (SUNY-H).

REA 100 grade of C or better, TRS 200 with a grade of C or better, Accuplacer reading comprehension score of 81 or higher.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Analyze written or visual texts as expressions of the cultural contexts of the people who created them
2. Evaluate the importance of critical reading and thinking and its relevance to self, text, or world
3. Distinguish between the literal and figurative meanings of texts
4. Exhibit proficiency in the reading process by including evidence of one or more of the following: previewing, annotating, outlining, summarizing, or responding
5. Assess text accuracy, which could include evaluating for bias, stereotypes, validity, accuracy, or rhetorical devices.
6. Create new conclusions based on synthesis of texts
7. Employ discipline-specific documentation methodology
8. Analyze sophisticated text using the conventions of critical thinking, such as patterns of organization, hierarchical structures, repetition of key ideas, syntax, or diction
9. Practice proficiency in the reading process (scanning, annotation, summary, etc.)
10. Articulate mastery of analytic skills, such as the ability to assess text accuracy and validity, etc. bias, stereotypes, validity, etc.
11. Articulate mastery of evaluative skills, such as the ability to assess stereotypes, bias, etc.
12. Synthesize text to discover new ideas
13. Create new conclusions based on synthesis of text
14. Employ discipline-specific documentation methodology
15. Analyze sophisticated text using the conventions of critical thinking (patterns of organization, hierarchical structures, repetition of key ideas, syntax, diction, etc.)

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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