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.

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AAD - Applied Art and Design
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ACC - Accounting
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ACD - Alcohol/Chemical Dependency
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AFS - African American Studies
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AGS - Agricultural Studies
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ANT - Anthropology
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ARA - Arabic/Foreign Language
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ART - Art
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ASL - American Sign Language/Foreign Language
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ATP - Automotive Technology
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BIO - Biology
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BUS - Business
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CDL - Interdisciplinary
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">CE  - Cooperative Education-Disney World</sp
CE - Cooperative Education-Disney World
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CE - Hospitality
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CEL - Leadership
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CHE - Chemistry
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CHI - Chinese/Foreign Language
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CIN - Cinema Studies
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Cinema Studies
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CIS - Computer Information Systems
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CIT - Civil and Construction Technology
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CLT - Clinical Laboratory Technician
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COM - Communication
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COS - College Success
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CPT - Computer Technology
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CRC - Computer Related Curricula
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CRJ - Criminal Justice
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CSC - Computer Science
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DAS - Dental Assisting
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DEN - Dental Hygiene
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EBL - Experience Based Learning
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ECE - Education and Early Care
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ECO - Economics
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EDU - Education
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ELT - Electrical Engineering Technology/Electronics

ELT 102 - Electric Circuit Analysis II

5 Credits

Continuation of ELT 101 into AC circuit analysis using complex numbers and phasors. Topics include: magnetism, inductance, reactance, impedance, power, resonance, filters, Fourier series, transformers and dependent sources. Includes network analysis using Thevenin, Norton, mesh, and nodal techniques. Computer analysis of AC circuits is introduced. Concurrent lab applies theory and develops competence in measuring voltage, current, time, frequency, phase, and frequency response, using the dual-trace oscilloscope, multimeters, and swept frequency function generator. Construction project is a power supply which is used to introduce rectifiers, filters, regulation and ripple. A specific programmable scientific calculator is required. Contact Department for details.

Prerequisites: ELT 101 or ELT 121 required; MTH 140 or MTH 135 or MTH 164 or some trigonometry background recommended.

ELT 111 - Introduction to Digital Electronics

3 Credits

Covers a wide range of introductory skills and techniques required by an electronic technician. Topics include AND, OR, NAND, NOR, NOT logic functions and integrated circuits, Boolean Algebra, number systems, flip-flops and simple applications.

Prerequisite: Level 6 Math placement or MTH 098 with a grade of C or higher or equivalent

ELT 112 - Linear Circuits

5 Credits

Covers a wide range of introductory skills and techniques required by an electronic technician. Topics include semiconductor physics, general purpose and zener diodes, linear power supplies, transistors, transistor amplifiers, and basic operational amplifiers.

Prerequisite(s): ELT 111 with a grade of C- or better (required) and ELT 102 (taken concurrently or previously completed); TEK 101 (recommended).

ELT 121 - AC/DC Circuit Analysis

4 Credits

A one-semester algebra-based electric circuit analysis course for majors mainly in Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Technology and Optical Technology, as well as others requiring an introduction to both DC and AC signal driven circuit analysis of series, parallel and series parallel resistive circuits and series RC circuits. Topics include: voltage, current, resistance, conductance, Ohm's law, Kirchoff's Voltage and Current laws, voltage and current dividers equations, power, capacitance, a brief introduction to inductance, RC time constant circuits, capacitive reactance and impedance, superposition, Thevenin, Norton, Theorems, computer analysis, and an introduction to troubleshooting. Lab teaches use of digital multimeters, analog VOM, power supplies, dual-trace oscilloscope, function generators, and an introduction to computer generated circuit analysis using Multisim, the concept of circuit loading and meter frequency limitations.

Prerequisite: High school algebra with some trigonometry or MTH 135. NOTE: Students with no trigonometry should consider taking MTH 164 concurrently.

ELT 130 - System Electricity

3 Credits

This course introduces students to basic principles of electricity with an emphasis on their use in technical applications. While learning basic theorems of electricity and completing problem solving exercises, students build and test simple electrical circuits and become familiar with the use of basic test equipment. They also build and test a simple robotic car that uses electrical and electronic circuits in its operating functions.

Prerequisite/corequisite: MTH 104 or MTH 135 or permission of department.

ELT 134 - Introduction to Programmable Logic Controller

3 Credits


This course will provide the fundamentals of a programmable logic controller (PLC). Hands-on instruction and industrial type applications of PLCs requiring relay ladder logic control and a study of automated manufacturing and the functions of PLCs in an industrial environment will be provided. Topics include components of a PLC, memory organization, discrete input/output, numbering systems, logic gates, Boolean Algebra, relay ladder logic, timers, counters, word level logic, and troubleshooting.

ELT 201 - Linear Systems

4 Credits

A study of linear amplifier and filter circuits. Course topics include small-signal and power amplifiers using bipolar, field-effect transistors and integrated circuits. Frequency response of amplifiers and filters using Bode plots are studied along with the use of negative feedback in systems. Students build, test and troubleshoot amplifier circuits using popular test equipment in the laboratory. The computer (Multisym) is used to analyze single and multistage amplifiers and filters.

Prerequisites: ELT 102 and ELT 112 with a grade of C- or better.

ELT 202 - Pulse and Digital Circuits

4 Credits

This course covers pulse waveforms, linear circuit responses and switching circuit analysis, pulse-shaping and pulse-generating circuits, flip-flops, one-shots, registers and counters. Different IC logic family characteristics (TTL, NMOS, ECL, CMOS, LVT) will be analyzed and compared. An integral study and analysis of the circuits used when interfacing the different types of IC logic families will be covered. There will be an in-depth analysis and practical applications of the various digital number systems and codes. Arithmetic manipulation of signed and unsigned binary numbers will be also covered. An introduction to the 8-bit microcomputer architecture will be presented. The student will perform computer analysis of digital circuits using the “Electronics Workbench Multisim” software. By means of a Capstone design project, this course offers an integrated learning experience that was designed to give the students a hands-on, real world engineering problem solving experience. Students will design, build, troubleshoot, demonstrate and present a digital capstone design project. Several laboratory experiments throughout the semester will require formal written reports.

Prerequisites: ELT 102 and ELT 112 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of department.

ELT 204 - Industrial Electronics and Control

4 Credits

A survey of electronic circuits and systems in industrial and control settings. Topics include a description of various popular sensors, industrial electronic devices such as SCRs, Triacs, and UJTs, ladder diagrams using relays and their solid-state equivalents, actuating devices including a large number of motors and controllers, and finally the use of programmable logic controllers. The student builds and tests a number of industrial electronic circuits and controllers in the laboratory. The computer (LavVIEW) is used to analyze, emulate, and test various control systems.

Prerequisites: ELT 201 and 202 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of department.

ELT 205 - Communication Systems

5 Credits

An introduction to radio communication theory. Topics include oscillation, tuned and rf amplifiers, transmission line effects, matching techniques using the Smith chart, spectral analysis using the Fourier series, AM/FM/SSB transmitter and receiver designs, video and stereo designs, and data communication. In the laboratory, students build and test communication circuits using an assortment of popular devices and test equipment used in this field. The computer (Multisym) is used to emulate, analyze, and collect data for communication circuits and systems.

Prerequisite: ELT 201 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of department chairperson. NOTE: In addition to prerequisite, ELT 202 is recommended.

ELT 206 - Digital Systems and Microprocessors

5 Credits

A study of digital systems and the building blocks that make up digital systems. The emphasis will be on microprocessor-based systems hardware, programming and interfacing. The major topics include arithmetic circuits, multiplexers, demultiplexers, decoders, encoders, tri-state bus devices, DACs and ADCs, memory devices (SRAM, DRAM, Flash, PLD's, ROM), microprocessor architecture, microcomputer architecture, I/O modes and interfacing, digital communication standards. The student will learn to program an 8-bit microprocessor (MC68HC11) in assembly language, and will develop the hardware and software for microprocessor-controlled applications. The student will be introduced to a 16-bit microprocessor (MC68000). Major differences between 8-bit and 16-bit microprocessors will be discussed. The lab portion of the course will concentrate on building, testing, and troubleshooting of digital systems including MC68HC11 and MC68000 based microcomputer systems, using oscilloscope, logic analyzer, signature analyzer and computer.

Prerequisite: ELT 202 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of department.

ELT 231 - System Control Electronics

3 Credits

This course introduces students to motors and controls. Students are introduced to electromagnetic devices, transformers, DC and AC motor theory. Semiconductors and solid state electronics are also covered.

Prerequisite: ELT 130.

ELT 232 - System Electronics

4 Credits

This course introduces students to the use of analog and digital electronics in the control of electrical and nonelectrical processes. Students are introduced to the use of sensors, actuators, and control circuitry along with the use of micro-controllers in controlling various processes.

Prerequisite: ELT 130 or PHY 231 or ELT 121.

ELT 234 - Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers

3 Credits

An advanced level course that covers the programming and applications of a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). It will focus on program troubleshooting, hardware troubleshooting, data manipulation, math instructions, subroutines, and event-driven and time-driven sequences. Advanced topics such as HMI devices, PID, HMI, data communications, and SCADA will be discussed.

Prerequisite: ELT 134

ELT 290 - Independent Study

Variable Credit

See the Department Chairperson.

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EMS - Emergency Medical Services
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ENG - English Literature
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ENG - English Writing
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ENR - Engineering Science
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ESL - English For Speakers Of Other Languages (ESOL)
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FPT - Fire Protection Technology
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FRE - French/Foreign Language
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FSA - Food Service Administration
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GEG - Geography
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GEO - Geology
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GER - German/Foreign Language
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GLF - Golf Management
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GLS - Global Studies
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GSS - Gender and Sexuality Studies
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HBR - Hebrew/Foreign Language
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HED - Health Education
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HEG - Health Education Global
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HEG - Health Professions
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HIM - Health Information Technology
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HIS - History
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HMN - Humanities
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HON - Honors Studies
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Honors Studies
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HSM - Homeland Security Administration
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HSP - Hospitality
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HTL - Hotel Technology
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HUM - Human Services
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HVA - Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning
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IDE - Interior Design
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ITA - Italian/Foreign Language
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JPN - Japanese/Foreign Language
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LAW - Law
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LDS - Leadership
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MAR - Marketing
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MET - Mechanical Technology
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MTH - Mathematics
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MUS - Music
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NUR - Nursing
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OFT - Office Technology
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OPT - Optical Systems Technology
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PE - Physical Education--Coed
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PEC - Physical Education--Coed
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PEJ - Physical Education-Criminal Justice
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PEM - Physical Education--Men
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PEW - Physical Education-Women
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PHL - Philosophy
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PHO - Photography
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PHY - Physics
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PLE - Police: Law Enforcement
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PLS - Paralegal Studies
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POS - Political Science
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PPE - Physical Studies/Physical Education
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PSC - Public Safety Communications
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PSC - Public Safety Training
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PST - Public Safety Training
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PSY - Psychology
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Public Speaking
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REA - Reading
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SBS - Social & Behavioral Sciences
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SCI - Science
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SCR - Computer Security
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SGT - Surgical Technology
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SMT - Sports Management
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SOC - Sociology
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SPA - Spanish/Foreign Language
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SPC - Speech Communication
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STT - Solar Thermal Technology
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SUS - Sustainability Studies
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SVL - Service Learning
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TAM - Tooling and Machining
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TEK - Technology
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THE - Theatre
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TOY - Toyota
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TRS - Transitional Studies
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TVL - Travel And Tourism
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URS - Urban Studies
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XRT - Radiologic Technology