Associate in Applied Science

Muskegon Community College offers more than 80 degree and certificate options that provide our students with not only a well-rounded education, but also prepare them for today’s in-demand and emerging career fields.

Our academic departments are dedicated to providing MCC students with the knowledge and critical thinking skills they will need beyond the classroom.

Program List


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Administrative Assistant – Medical (AAS)

The following program is for the AAS Degree student. It is not designed for the student planning to transfer to a four-year institution. Any student desiring to pursue a transfer program in business should consult with a counselor. This program will provide training in medical office activities/procedures in order for the student to attain a […]

Administrative Assistant (AAS)

The following program is for the AAS Degree student. It is not designed for the student wishing to transfer to a four-year institution. Any student desiring to pursue a transfer program in business should consult with a counselor. This program will provide training in office activities and administration in order for the student to attain […]

Agriculture (AAS)

The MCC curriculum, paired with courses within a particular Michigan State University Certificate Program, prepares students for entry-level employment in agricultural operations. Students will earn an MSU certificate while also working towards an associate’s degree. There are three available certificates from which to choose, listed following the MCC degree requirements. MSU Transfer Students: Students wishing […]

Automotive Repair Entrepreneur (EAAS)

This degree program will provide students with the foundation skills and knowledge to own and operate an automotive repair business. Students completing this degree will have hands-on experience in problem solving and dealing with issues in all eight areas of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). They will learn to repair automobiles in the areas of brakes, […]

Automotive Technology (AAS)

This curriculum is designed to educate and train personnel to fill the mechanical, technical, and supervisory positions in the automotive industry. Successful completion of the program leads to the degree of Associate in Applied Science. (Students may elect only those courses required to develop a particular skill without enrolling in the entire program of study […]

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Biomedical Engineering Technology

This curriculum is designed to prepare a student for employment as a Biomedical Technician. The biomedical electronics technician is a person knowledgeable in the theory of operation, the underlying physiological principles, and the safe clinical application of biomedical equipment. Responsibilities may include installation, calibration, inspection, preventive maintenance, and repair of general biomedical and related technical […]

Bookkeeping Services Entrepreneur (EAAS)

This degree provides the foundation skills needed to create and maintain the records required to support the operation of a small business as part of an independent bookkeeping services business. The student will learn the accounting cycle used by small businesses to prepare financial statements and tax returns. Courses will cover managing a small business […]

Broadcasting and Multimedia/Technical (AAS)

Source: MCC 2018-19 Catalog The Broadcasting and Multimedia/Technical curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry into the production side of television, radio, and related careers in news media. Core requirement classes strive to provide real world experience within the college’s radio and television stations. As broadcasting transitions to digital delivery and expands to web […]

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CAD/CNC (AAS)

This program is designed to provide basic training in Computer-Aided Design skills (CAD) combined with the application of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming and machining skills. Upon completing this program students will be prepared to work as a CNC Operator, CNC Machinist, CNC Programmer, CAD Operator, or CAD/CAM Operator. This program is offered for full-time […]

Child Development Associate (AAS)

This degree is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The curriculum aligns with the NAEYC standards, the Council for Professional Recognition (CDA) and the Michigan Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies. Students are focused on understanding the development of children from birth to eight years of age through hands-on […]

Computer Networking Entrepreneur (EAAS)

This program provides students with fundamental skills to own and operate a Computer Networking Services business. Students acquire the ability to diagnose and solve hardware and operating systems problems as well as learn how to perform operating system installations and configurations. They can describe file system organizations, evaluate system policies and optimize those policies. In […]

Computer Networking Technology

The following program is for AAS Degree students interested in careers which require extensive knowledge of the local and wide area networks. Students receiving an AAS Degree in Computer Networking Technology can create, install and maintain local area networks and are knowledgeable about the protocols and hardware used to transfer data across wide area networks. […]

Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (AAS)

Computer-Aided Design is a universal language used to communicate ideas of design and construction details through the use of lines, symbols and dimensions. Upon completing this program students will be prepared to work as a CAD Programmer, CAD Operator, CAD Designer, or CAD Detailer. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college should consult with […]

Criminal Justice/Corrections (AAS)

Source: MCC 2018-19 Catalog GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 20-22 CR. HRS. English 101 English Composition 3 BCOM 102 3 Advanced Bus & Tech Communications Choose One (1) Course From: 3-4 BUS 126 Business Math MATH 109 College Algebra with Applications *MATH 115 Probability and Statistics Choose One (1) Course From: 3 BUS 127 Human Relations COM […]

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement (AAS)

Source: MCC 2018-19 Catalog GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 20-22 CR. HRS. ENG 101 English Composition 3 Business & Technical Communications BCOM 102 3 Advanced Bus & Tech Communications Choose One (1) Course From: 3-4 BUS 126 Business Math MATH 109 College Algebra with Applications MATH 115 Probability and Statistics Choose One (1) Course From: 3 BUS […]

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Digital Game Development (AAS)

(Begins Fall 2018) (with Michigan Transfer Agreement) Digital Game Development will prepare students for entry into the world of interactive media and game design. Core requirements will expose the student to real world development of game systems, effective teamwork in a multidisciplinary setting, understand the video game and interactive media industry as will as being […]

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Electronics Engineering Technology

This curriculum is designed to prepare a student for employment as an electrical and electronics technician in manufacturing, commercial repair, or service industries. Upon completing this program students will be prepared to work as an Electronics Technician, Automation Technician, or a Mechatronics Technician. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college should consult with an […]

Engineering Technology (AAS)

This curriculum is designed to prepare a student for entry-level engineering and technical positions related to industry and technology. This degree is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level work in the field of Engineering and/or to transfer to a four-year institution for continuing engineering study. Upon completing this program students will be prepared for a […]

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Graphic Design (AAS)

The Graphic Design curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry into the field of graphic design with a broad background and experience in the creation of a wide variety of media for advertising, displays, sign and computer graphics to fit clients’ needs. Though not fine artists, students need to be skilled in drawing and […]

Graphic Design Entrepreneur (EAAS)

Students completing this set of classes will have the foundation skills to run a freelance graphic design business. The skill set includes competency in creating graphic design solutions for either print or web-based advertising. Students will develop proficiency in contemporary graphic design software, image creation and integrating animation techniques in final design solutions. They apply […]

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Information Technology Support (AAS)

Students receiving an AAS Degree in Information Technology Support are prepared to provide technical assistance to computer users concerning the use of computer hardware and software. This degree is not designed for students wishing to transfer to four-year institutions. Transfer-oriented students interested in working with computers should consult with a counselor. Source: MCC 2018-19 Catalog […]

Instructional Assistant, Special Education (AAS)

Source: MCC 2018-19 Catalog GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 20-22 CR. HRS. ENG 101 3 English Composition BCOM 102 3 Advanced Bus and Tech Communications Choose One (1) Course From: 3-4 BUS 126 Business Math MATH 105 Math for Elementary Teachers Choose One (1) Course From: 3 BUS 127 Human Relations COM 101 Oral Communications Choose One […]

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Machining Technology (AAS)

This curriculum is designed to prepare the student for that highly diversified area engaged in the production of machined objects required for the assembly of the products of modern industry. Upon completing this program students will be prepared to work as a machinist, machine operator, CNC Operator, and a setup machinist. Students planning to transfer […]

Management (AAS)

The following program is not designed for the student wishing to transfer to a four-year institution. Any student desiring to pursue a transfer program in business should consult with a counselor. The Management Program focuses on Management Development and Supervision. The program is designed to develop knowledge, attitudes, experience, and leadership skills, which will enable […]

Manufacturing Technology

This curriculum is designed to educate and train personnel to fill supervisory and technical positions related to industrial technology. Successful completion of the program leads to the degree of Associate in Applied Science. (Students may elect only those courses required to develop a particular skill without enrolling in the entire program of study that leads […]

Marketing (AAS)

The following program is not designed for the student wishing to transfer to a four-year institution. Any student desiring to pursue a transfer program in business should consult with a counselor. The Marketing Program focusing on marketing applications and supervision. The Marketing program is a two-year curriculum designed to develop knowledge, attitudes, experience, and leadership […]

Medical Office Management (AAS)

This program is designed for students planning to seek employment in a medical office or similar health care practice of two to six physicians. The curriculum includes general business principles, quality customer service, medical ethics, electronic records management, human resource management, and managed care. The student will develop skills to manage employees, patients, and the […]

Music Performance Entrepreneur (EAAS)

This degree program provides the foundation skills for the performance musician to operate, promote, manage, and stage a musical act in the professional music world. Everyone seeking this degree makes music and participates in ensembles of their own choosing. Students have the option of specializing in one instrument or broadening their instrumental repertoire through the […]

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Nursing (AAS) and Diploma

The Muskegon Community College Nursing Program offers a career ladder nursing curriculum consisting of the practical nurse diploma and the Associate Degree in Applied Science Nursing (AAS) with the opportunity to enroll concurrently in either the Michigan State University or Grand Valley State University Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs. Students who successfully complete […]

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Office Management (AAS)

The following program is not designed for students wishing to transfer to a four-year institution. Any student desiring to pursue a transfer program in business should consult a counselor. Source: MCC 2018-19 Catalog GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 19-20 CR. HRS. ENG 101 3 English Composition BCOM 102 3 Advanced Bus and Tech Communications Choose One (1) […]

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Personal Computer Maintenance Entrepreneur (EAAS)

This degree program will provide students with foundation skills and knowledge to own and operate a computer repair and maintenance business. Students will gain the skills to analyze, repair and maintain computer and computer networked systems. They do this by understanding basic electronic circuit principles, analyzing the fundamentals of semi conductor circuit devices and by […]

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Respiratory Therapy (AAS)

(2 1/2 Year Program) Source: MCC 2018-19 Catalog Muskegon Community College currently offers students the therapist level of instruction. The goal of the Respiratory Therapy (RT) Program is to prepare students who graduate with the ability to demonstrate competence in the areas of cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory therapy […]

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Software Development (AAS)

Students receiving an AAS Degree in Software Development become familiar with several programming languages and develop procedural, object-oriented, and web applications. This degree prepares students for entry-level positions as programmers and developers. Transfer-oriented students interested in working with computers should consult with a counselor. Source: MCC 2018-19 Catalog GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 18-19 CR. HRS ENG […]

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Teacher Aide (AAS)

Muskegon Community College currently offers a program preparing paraprofessional workers to work in various grades/classrooms, latchkey programs, and child care centers. It is an opportunity for students to gain professional recognition for demonstrating competence in their profession. The Education Department is pleased to announce that students who complete two years of instruction can now receive […]

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Visual Art Entrepreneur (AAS)

This degree program provides Visual Art students with the basic skills for a variety of entrepreneurial avenues such as self-employed artist, art promoter, gallery representative, or commercial art gallery owner/director. Along with acquiring practical business concepts, the student also develops basic hands-on skills through a variety of two and three-dimensional studio experiences traditionally associated with […]

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Web Design (AAS)

The following program is for AAS Degree students interested in careers which require extensive knowledge of the Internet. Students receiving an AAS Degree in Web Design can create Web pages, install and maintain Web servers and are knowledgeable about the protocols and hardware used to transfer data across the Internet. They learn to work within […]

Web Game Development Entrepreneur (EAAS)

This degree program provides students with the foundation skills to own and operate a web-based game development business. Students acquire the skills to create web-based entertainment offerings, to effectively utilize programming and game scripting skills, to design and normalize databases, to implement server-side scripts, to employ graphic design in the creation of the user interface, […]

Website Development Entrepreneur (EAAS)

This program provides students with foundational skills required to own and operate a Website development business. This includes understanding the features and opportunities of doing business on the Internet and by examining how e-business strategies differ from those of traditional businesses. Students will employ professional design principles in the development of effective and user-friendly websites […]

Welding Technology (AAS)

Welding Technology is a diversified program of skills dealing with the fabrication of metal products from rolled, stamped, forged or cast shapes. The type of metal, position of weldments, and use of structural shapes will be handled in a manner similar to that used in industrial processing. Selection of the proper welding methods, materials and […]