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Course Descriptions

All credit and non-credit courses at Manchester Community College are assigned a course number. Course numbers begin with a letter code designating the course's academic area. The following course descriptions are arranged alphabetically, by academic code, beginning with "ACCT" (Accounting) and ending with "WELD" (Welding).

Courses with numbers between "0 - 99" are considered developmental and any credit awarded cannot be used toward graduation requirements. Courses with numbers between "100 - 199" are considered beginning level courses and courses with numbers between "200 - 299" are considered upper level courses.

Prerequisites for courses are identified after each description and may be waived only by the instructor. A Prerequisite Waiver Form must be completed prior to registration. These forms can be obtained online or in the Registrar's Office. Generally, upper-level courses have prerequisites. The college reserves the right to review and modify this information throughout the year.

Elective Course Information

In addition to the required courses in a student’s program, students are given the choice to select from a variety of elective courses. Each program offers a different set of electives, so please refer to each individual program for specific options. The following information will assist students with the variety of elective categories and the selection of elective courses. All academic subject codes and course numbers refer only to MCC courses.

  • English Elective: any course with the academic subject code of ENGL and a course number of at least 100.
  • Social Science Elective: any of these designations: ANTH, ECON, GEOG, HIST, POLS, PSYC, SOCI. Foreign Language/Humanities Elective/Fine Arts Elective:
  • Fine Arts Elective: any course with the academic subject code of ARTS
  • Foreign Language Elective: ASL110M, FREN110M, SPAN110M
  • Humanities Elective: includes any course with the academic subject code of HUMA or PHIL as well as the following: HIST120M, HIST130M, ENGL113M, ENGL200M, ENGL201M, ENGL202M, ENGL207M, ENGL208M, ENGL210M, ENGL213M, ENGL214M, ENGL218M, ENGL220M, ENGL223M, ENGL224M, ENGL225M, ENGL227M, ENGL228M, ENGL229M, ENGL230M, ENGL235M
  • Mathematics Elective: any course with the academic subject code of MATH and a course number of at least 100.
  • Science Elective: any course with the academic subject code of BIOL, CHEM, ENVS, ESCI, GEOL, PHYS and a course number of at least 100.
  • Business Elective: any course with the academic subject code of ACCT, BUS, FIN, MKTG and a course number of at least 100.
  • Liberal Arts Elective: any course listed under the categories of English elective, Social Science elective, Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective: Mathematics elective or Science elective with a course number of at least 100.
  • Open Elective: any course that the college offers with a course number of at least 100. ESOL courses are not considered open electives and cannot be counted toward graduation requirements.