MCC offers a wide range of programs of study leading to the associate in applied science degree, associate in arts degree, associate in science degree, associate in science in nursing, certificate of achievement, or career certificate.
Many degree programs offer various options or tracks that are areas of interest within the program of study. Although students may successfully complete a single or multiple options/tracks within the program, only the degree for the overall program of study is awarded. Students are not eligible to receive multiple degrees for completing more than one of the options/tracks within the overall program of study.
Associate in applied science degree (AAS)
The associate in applied science degree is awarded to a student completing the requirements of one of the career programs with a minimum of 96.0 quarter hours and a maximum of 110.0 quarter hours unless noted for accreditation purposes. An associate in applied science degree prepares the graduate for entry-level positions and is accepted by several four-year institutions under A-to-B transfer agreements.
Associate in arts degree (AA)
The associate in arts degree is awarded to students completing the requirements of the Liberal Arts/Academic Transfer programs. This degree parallels the work done in the first two years at a four-year institution.
Associate in science degree (AS)
The associate in science degree is an academic transfer degree awarded to students completing the courses required for the degree. This degree is generally transferable as the first two years at a baccalaureate program or in meeting the minimum requirements for entrance into a designated professional program of study.
Associate in science in Nursing degree (ASN)
The associate in science in Nursing degree is awarded to students completing the program requirements of the associate degree nursing program with a minimum of 108.0 credit hours and a maximum of 110.0 credit hours unless noted for accreditation purposes. Graduates awarded this degree are eligible to take the NCLEX Exam for licensure as a registered nurse. Many of the required courses transfer to four-year institutions.
Certificate of achievement
The certificate of achievement is awarded to students upon successful completion of the requirements of one of the career programs with a minimum of 48.0 quarter hours and a maximum of 55.0 quarter hours.
A career certificate represents a structured sequence of courses that may be completed in a relatively short period. In some cases, the entire module may be completed in a single quarter of study; in other cases, two or three quarters may be needed because of course prerequisites or other factors.