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 […]

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 […]

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Entrepreneur (EAAS)

This degree program will provide students with the foundation skills and knowledge to own and operate an alternative fuel vehicle 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) including hybrid and alternative fueled vehicles. They will learn […]

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 Electronics Technology (AAS)

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 equipment. The technician might be involved in the operation of equipment and in equipment […]

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)

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 and other new media […]

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Child Development Associate (AAS)

Muskegon Community College currently offers a program in Child Development. The purpose of the program is to enhance the quality of child care by defining, evaluating, and recognizing the competence of child care providers. The CDA student, after successfully completing the program may apply to The Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, DC for assessment […]

Computer Applications (AAS)

The following program is for AAS Degree students interested in careers which require extensive knowledge of microcomputer operations and personal productivity software. Students receiving an AAS Degree in Computer Applications are expert users of word processing, electronic spreadsheet, and database software that operate on popular microcomputers. They learn to work within local-area networks and can […]

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 (AAS)

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 Programming (AAS)

The following program is for AAS Degree students interested in computer programming career opportunities. Students receiving an AAS Degree in Computer Programming become familiar with several programming languages and develop procedural and object-oriented applications, concentrating in traditional application, web, mobile, or game development. The Computer Programming AAS degree is not designed for students wishing to […]

Computer-Aided Design/Computer Numerical Control (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. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 20 CR. HRS. AMT 129 Introduction to Technology 3 BCOM 101 Business and Technical Communications 3 BCOM 102 Advanced Bus and Tech Communications 3 BUS 127 […]

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. Successful completion of the program leads to the Associate in Applied Science Degree. (Students may elect only those courses required to develop a particular skill without enrolling in the entire program of […]

Criminal Justice/Corrections (AAS)

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 20-22 CR. HRS. BCOM 101 Business & Technical Communications 3 BCOM 102 Advanced Bus & Tech Communications 3 Choose One (1) Course From: *BUS 105 Business Statistics BUS 126 Business Math MATH 109 College Algebra with Applications *MATH 115 Probability and Statistics 3-4 Choose One (1) Course From: BUS 127 Human Relations […]

Criminal Justice/Geospatial Technology (AAS)

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 20-22 CR. HRS. BCOM 101 Business & Technical Communications 3 BCOM 102 Advanced Bus & Tech Communications 3 Choose One (1) Course From: *BUS 105 Business Statistics BUS 126 Business Math MATH 109 College Algebra with Applications *MATH 115 Probability and Statistics 3-4 Choose One (1) Course From: BUS 127 Human Relations […]

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement (AAS)

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 20-22 CR. HRS. BCOM 101 Business & Technical Communications 3 BCOM 102 Advanced Bus & Tech Communications 3 Advanced Bus & Tech Communications Choose One (1) Course From: *BUS 105 Business Statistics BUS 126 Business Math MATH 109 College Algebra with Applications *MATH 115 Probability and Statistics 3-4 Choose One (1) Course […]

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Electronics Technology (AAS)

This curriculum is designed to prepare a student for employment as a technician in the industrial and customer service areas. Successful completion of the program leads to the Associate in Applied Science Degree. (Students may elect only those courses required to develop a particular skill without enrolling in the entire program of study that leads […]

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Family Child Care Entrepreneur (EAAS)

This degree program provides students with the foundation skills necessary to own and operate a Family Child Care business. As part of this program students develop knowledge of administrative tasks, business responsibilities, record keeping and curriculum development along with an understanding of the personnel, parent involvement and developmental growth needs of children in a care […]

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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 Display Advertising Entrepreneur

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 proficiencies in contemporary graphic design software, image creation and integrating animation techniques in final design solutions. They apply […]

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Industrial Technology (AAS)

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 […]

Instructional Assistant, Special Education (AAS)

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

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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. Successful completion of this program leads to the Associate in Applied Science Degree. (Students may elect only those courses required to develop a particular skill […]

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 Engineering Technology (AAS)

This program is designed to educate and train students for entry-level engineering and technical positions related to industry and technology. Successful completion of the program leads to the degree of Associate in Applied Science. This degree is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level work in the field of Engineering and to transfer to a 4-year […]

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 […]

Materials Technology (AAS)

Materials Technology is the study of new and modified materials emerging on the technology scene. The activities of the Materials Technologist are directed toward the understanding, testing, development, and applications of materials. These materials include metals, alloys, ceramics, semi-conductors, polymers, and composites. Materials Technology is basic to a wide range of industries, including automotive, electrical, […]

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)

  PRACTICAL NURSE DIPLOMA 40 CR. HRS. NUR 141B Care of the Maturing Family 8 Meet Chemistry Requirement *CHEM 109 LEC/109A Chemistry for Health Sciences/Lab OR *CHEM 100 LEC/100A Fundamentals of Chemistry/Lab OR Official proof of 1 year of High School Chemistry with a “C” or better OR Toledo Competency Exam Score of 70% or […]

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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. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 21-22 CR. HRS. BCOM 101 Business and Technical Communications 3 BCOM 102 Advanced Bus and Tech Communications 3 Choose One (1) Course From: […]

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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 […]

Political Campaigning Entrepreneur (EAAS)

This degree program provides students with the foundation skills to freelance in the political campaign process. Students are introduced to public communications skills through audio and television production, video editing and effective selling techniques using social, visual and print media. They will learn to integrate electronic spreadsheets, database management, webpage editors and image editors into […]

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Respiratory Therapy (AAS)

 (2 1/2 Year Program) Muskegon Community College currently offers students the Therapist level of instruction. The therapist student, after successfully completing more than two years of instruction, receives the Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS). Applicants must show proficiency in the following: score 1 or 2 in both Reading and Writing on the Michigan Merit […]

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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 (AAS)

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 […]