Online Courses and Programs

Online Courses

Muskegon Community College offers online courses to help meet the needs of various student schedules. There are approximately 150 online sections offered each semester.

WHAT COURSES DO WE OFFER ONLINE?
Please click on the link to the Search for Classes button at the far top right of this page and conduct a search by subject and location. If you would like to register and have not been admitted to the college please click on “Apply Now” link at the far top right of this web page first.

CAN A STUDENT EARN AN ASSOCIATES OR CERTIFICATE 100% ONLINE?
Yes.  We currently have two well developed online programs listed below.  It is possible to earn other degrees 100% online, however the electives chosen might not be the best fit for the area of study.  MCC’s priority is to meet the needs of students and our advisors are ready to assist you with developing a course of study to meet your needs. If fact you can get advice online though our Online Advising page.

Online Programs 

Associates of Science and Arts in Early Childhood Education

This degree aligns with the National Association for the Education of Young Children standards and is focused on understanding the development of children from birth to eight years of age through hands on practical fieldwork and classroom instruction. An emphasis will be placed on an anti-bias curriculum covering the physical, intellectual, emotional and social domains of development. Students will be prepared for the Child Development Associate (CDA) assessment process, as part of the national credential recognized by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition. https://www.cdacouncil.org/

A wide variety of potential jobs with the associate degree only may include preschool assistant, preschool aide, nutritional aide, daycare provider, preschool teacher, home visitor, center director, and family advocate. This program is designed for students wishing to transfer to a four-year college to continue for a bachelor’s degree.

Additional Degree Requirements:  Background check: state laws requires a criminal background check of students interested in the field of Education ,and students have to pass a criminal background check before starting fieldwork. Fieldwork is required in a licensed preschool center based environment with at least 10 children enrolled between 3-5 years old. 25 hours are required in each education course. The ED 252A course will require additional hours.

Program Contact:
Jennifer Jones M. Ed.
Education Coordinator
Jennifer.jones@muskegoncc.edu
(231) 777-0397

Child Development Associate Certificate

An emphasis will be placed on an anti-bias curriculum covering the physical, intellectual, emotional and social domains of development. Students will be prepared for the Child Development Associate (CDA) assessment process, as part of the national credential recognized by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition. This degree is focused on understanding the development of children from birth to eight years of age through hands on practical fieldwork and classroom instruction. https://www.cdacouncil.org/

A wide variety of potential jobs with the certificate degree only may include preschool assistant, preschool aide, and nutritional aide. This program is designed for students wishing to go directly into the workforce.

Additional Degree Requirements:  Background check: state laws requires a criminal background check of students interested in the field of Education , and students have to pass a criminal background check before starting fieldwork. Fieldwork is required in a licensed preschool center based environment with at least 10 children enrolled between 3-5 years old. 25 hours are required in each education course. The ED 252A course will require additional hours.

For program information and questions contact:
Jennifer Jones M. Ed.
Education Coordinator
Jennifer.jones@muskegoncc.edu
(231) 777-0397