About The MCC Catalog
My work schedule keeps changing; I wonder what online classes are offered in my major? What is the name of that theatre class all my friends said they were taking? Should I take those general education courses before taking my major requirements? Is there a prerequisite for MATH 1420? How many classes do I need for a degree in information technology?
Questions, questions, questions—where can you go to get answers? This catalog and www.mccneb.edu are valuable resources in answering those questions as you plan how to achieve your goals and career aspirations.
Here are some basics to get you started:
A student who does not complete program requirements within four years is subject to the current catalog or any preceding catalog within four years if he/she attended during that catalog year.
Programs of study
The catalog presents the complete program of study, or program requirements, needed to successfully complete a chosen degree, certificate, or specialist diploma.
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.
Associate degrees and certificates 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.
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.
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.)
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 0930/0931 or MATH 0960 before taking MATH 1310. The math, science, reading, and English areas are listed below.