Students must meet the program requirements in the catalog year in which they first attend (not enroll or register) unless they opt to meet the requirements in a later catalog in a year in which they attend. All requirements must be completed within four years of the initial or chosen catalog year. Those not completing within four years must select a later catalog in a year in which they attended and meet the requirements listed in that catalog.
Course prerequisites and/or the need for developmental work in English, math, reading, and/or science may extend the time necessary for completion of a degree, certificate of achievement, or career certificate.
Programs of Study
The catalog presents the complete program of study, or program requirements, needed to successfully complete a chosen associate degree, certificate of achievement, or career certificate.
General Education Requirements
All associate degrees and certificates of achievement have general education requirements dedicated to educating the whole person. These courses broaden opportunities and enrich perspectives by preparing students for the ever-changing world outside the classroom.
Associate degrees and certificates of achievement require completion of a specific set of courses designated as major requirements. These courses give students career skills or prepare students for transfer to other institutions.
Since some major requirement courses are offered once or twice a year, students should feel free to combine their general education courses with their major requirements to ensure timely graduation.
Descriptions of all courses currently taught at MCC can be found in the Courses section of this catalog. Each course description provides a brief summary of the course content. Requisites, lecture - lab - credit hours, and other pertinent course information can be found in this section.
Some of the courses required to complete a major or to meet general education requirements have prerequisites. Course prerequisites comprise a course (or courses) or other criteria that must be completed prior to enrollment in that course. If a course has one or more prerequisites, they are noted in the course descriptions section.
When enrolling in a course, the prerequisites for the current catalog year are the ones that must be met even though students are graduating under the provisions of an earlier catalog.
A limited number of courses also have corequisites that are required to be taken at the same time as the course described. Corequisites appear beneath the prerequisites. In some cases, previous completion of the required corequisite is acceptable and noted.
Certain courses, proficiencies, or conditions may be recommended for the student prior to or at the same time as enrollment in a course. While these recommendations are suggested for student success in the course, they are not required.
Developmental Classes and Basic Skills Assessment
College-level English, math, reading, and science skills are essential to success at MCC. New students to MCC are expected to take the College’s basic skills assessment in order to assist counselors and advisors in determining readiness for college-level coursework. Based on the skills assessment, students may then be required to take developmental courses prior to starting college-level coursework in some program areas.