The College catalog is a wonderful resource; however, so much information at once can seem confusing. Here is a little information on the catalog's organization to make it easier to use.
Where do you go when you need that class your friends told you they were taking? What is that prerequisite course for college algebra? Since the catalog has general education courses, should I take those before taking my major requirements? You will find these and other answers below.
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.
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.
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 some 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 will be noted under the course title in the course descriptions section. (Note: Some prerequisites may have their own prerequisite.)
A limited number of courses also have co-requisites that are either required or recommended to be taken at the same time as the course described. Co-requisites appear beneath the prerequisites.
Developmental Classes and Basic Skills Assessment
Good 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.
Students not yet ready to begin college-level courses should (or must) complete courses in developmental education classes in order to review or re-learn the academic skills necessary to succeed in college-level coursework.