Posted: August 04, 2010
by Union Leader
A new degree in Business Communications, a seven-month certificate in Computer-Aided Design, and more than a dozen new courses top the “What’s New this Fall” list at Manchester Community College.
Students interested in careers in advertising, public relations, marketing or sales, should consider MCC’s new Associate Degree in Business Communications. The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010-2011 predicts overall employment in these fields to increase by 13% through 2018. MCC’s new degree – with courses in marketing, journalism, advertising, organizational communications, media and consumer behavior – will provide the foundation to transfer to a four-year college to complete a bachelor degree.
New CAD Certificate
Students interested in short-term training to develop Computer-Aided Design skills can earn a CAD certificate in only seven months. The three CAD courses will prepare students to work in engineering environments to create drawings for manufacture and to help solve engineering problems through graphic communication. Students will become familiar with the newest AutoCAD® software (available as a free download directly from Autodesk®) used to create 2D and 3D drawings, and will be prepared to work as a CAD technician.
New science courses at MCC include: Anatomy & Physiology of Domesticated Animals 1 and 1; Human Diseases, Pathophysiology and Intro to Environmental Science.
A new course in Building Construction Exploration lets students “sample” some aspects of the Building Construction program before making a commitment to the full program.
New business courses include: Intro to Communications Media, and Organizational Behavior, both part of the new Business Communications degree.
Several new Computer Science courses are included in new updated certificates in Microsoft® Applications; Programming and Web Programming.