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About The MCC Catalog

Catalog editions

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 degree, certificate of achievement, or career certificate. 

General Education Requirements

All programs of study 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.

Major Requirements

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.

Course Descriptions

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. Prerequisites, co-requisites, lecture – lab – credit hours, and other pertinent course information can be found in this section. Courses marked with a ONLINE indicate the course is offered online; those marked with a HYBRID indicate a hybrid format (part classroom/part online).

Prerequisites and Co-requisites

Many 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 under the course title in the course descriptions section. (Note: Some prerequisites may have their own criteria that need to be completed.)

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 co-requisites that are required to be taken at the same time as the course described. Co-requisites appear beneath the prerequisites. In some cases, previous completion of the required co-requisite is acceptable and noted.

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.

The classes below in bold are the first possible developmental courses MCC offers. These courses may be needed before students can register for the 1000-level courses in a particular program. For example, students needing MATH 1310 and testing into MATH 0910 would need to take MATH 0910 and MATH 0930/MATH 0931 or MATH 0960 before taking MATH 1310.The math, science, reading, and English areas are listed below.



 Developmental classes