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Many students arrive at MCC undecided about their major area of study and are uncertain about where they hope to transfer. Our Associate in Arts Degree (A. A.) is designed to help move students in the right direction while transitioning through this “major” selection process. In fact, in 2015, 80% of our students were enrolled in an A.A. degree track. Students can then transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree.

Students are encouraged to make it a priority to explore opportunities, in the hope of clarifying their degree interests and transfer options as soon as possible. Of course, this process is different for every student, and does not always happen within a neat time frame. Ideally, students begin to communicate with their choice of transfer school as early as possible in the A.A. Degree process.

Student Development (SDV)

Student Development courses do just that–develop students. Courses such as ‘Study Strategies’ aim to improve textbook reading, note-taking, test-taking, and time management. The College Experience (SDV108) is required for all students and designed to direct student’s attention to the college academic culture, facilitate development of academic success skills and connect them to campus resources that will aid in their success.

Non-intensive ESL (ESL)

Non-intensive ESL courses are designed for students whose second language is English. Classes include ESL Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking courses.