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Math Pathways Information

Purpose of Math Pathways

The purpose of Math Pathways is not to provide less math content, but to expose students to the branches of mathematics that will be most applicable to their degree.

Precalculus Algebra, which has been the math requirement regardless of intended major or program, does not introduce areas of mathematics such as geometry, statistics, probability, combinatorics, logic, or applied mathematics that students could find useful in their chosen careers. The goal is to give students the opportunity to learn different branches of rigorous mathematics. They will now have the choice of Precalculus Algebra, Statistics, and Quantitative Reasoning to help prepare them with the math required for their degree.

We at MACC know that the new math requirement options can be confusing and, in some cases, overwhelming. Read through this FAQ to learn more. Each student situation is unique and we are here to help you make the best decision - connect with an MACC advisor today to learn more about your next steps: http://www.macc.edu/academic-advising-m.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions: (Click on question for answer)

 

 

Associate of Applied Science - Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)

The Missouri Health Professions Consortium (MHPC) MLT Program curriculum includes on-campus or virtual classroom instruction, on-campus laboratory instruction, and an off-campus clinical rotation component encompassing the areas of Hematology and Coagulation, Clinical Microbiology, Parasitology, Mycology and Virology, Immunohematology, Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis, Immunology and Phlebotomy.

The classroom lecture component is taught by MACC and Three Rivers College faculty and is broadcast to the MLT students located at the Mineral Area College, MACC, North Central Missouri College, Three Rivers College, and State Fair Community College campuses using interactive television (ITV) or online learning management system technology.

In addition, all MLT students will be required to travel to the MACC Mexico Campus or Three Rivers College Campus at designated times during the fall and spring semesters to participate in “centralized lab” sessions that bring the students from all campuses together for group lab activities and testing. Any required lodging will be at the student’s expense.

 

Course Semester Hours Milestone**
  Pre-Professional Coursework
(Must be completed prior to entry into the program)

   
 BIO205 Human Anatomy 4  BIO205
 BIO209 ^Physiology 4  BIO209
  Directed Electives* 3-4  Directed Electives
HST105 or
HST106 or
PSC105
American History to 1865 or
American History from 1865 or
Functions & Policies of American Government
3  HST105 or
 HST106 or
 PSC105
 LAL101  ^Composition I 3  LAL101
 MTH140 or
 MTH142
 ^Precalculus Algebra (Recommended) or
 ^Quantitative Reasoning
3  MTH140 or
 MTH142
 PHY121  ^General Chemistry I 5  PHY121
    25-26  
 
  Fall: Professional Coursework    
MLT150  Introduction to Laboratory Science Methods 2  
 MLT210  Immunology 3  
 MLT250  Hematology and Coagulation 5  
 MLT260  Phlebotomy 2  
 MLT291  Hematology and Coagulation Practicum 2  
    14  
 
  Spring: Professional Coursework
   
 MLT220  Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis 5  
 MLT270  Immunohematology 5  
 MLT280  Clinical Microbiology 4  
 MLT290  Parasitology, Mycology, Virology 1  
    15  
 
  Summer: Professional Coursework
   
 MLT292  Clinical Chemistry Practicum 2  
 MLT293  Clinical Microbiology Practicum 2  
 MLT294  Immunohematology Practicum 2  
    6  
 
  Total Hours for Degree 60-61  

*Directed Electives: SKL101 College Orientation, Humanities (PHI152 Introduction to Ethics recommended), and/or
Social/Behavioral Sciences (SOC101 Sociology recommended).

**It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).

To successfully complete MLT Professional Coursework, students must achieve a minimum score of 78% or "C" in both the didactic and clinical components.

Early Learning Assistant Certificate of Specialization

Academic Map

The Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization prepares Early Learning Assistant graduates to support children and families by providing responsive care and quality education under the supervision of Early Childhood teachers in childcare, Head Start, Early Head Start, and public school programs. Completion of this certificate may allow a student to gain employment in the field and work part-time while continuing either the Early Childhood Education 32 credit hour certificate or AAS degree.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

 

Course Required Courses
Hours Milestone*
   Directed Electives (See Below) 3  
 ECE110  Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3  
 ECE120  Nutrition, Safety and Health 3  
 ECE130  Essentials of Infant/Toddler Care 3  
 ECE140  >Play as Learning 3  
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  SKL101
     16  
 
  Directed Electives
(select one lab** course and one assessment*** course)
   
 **ECE150  >^CDA Seminar 2  
 **ECE160  ^Beginning Lab in Infant/Toddler Settings 2  
 **ECE170  ^Beginning Lab in Preschool 2  
 ***ECE165  ^Assessment in Early Childhood I 1  
 ***ECE175  ^Assessment in Early Childhood II 1  
 
  Total Hours for Certificate of Specialization 16  

 *It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the certificate of specialization in a timely manner. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

>Articulation Credit from secondary programs or credit-by-credential with a current CDA.

#A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all required Early Childhood Education courses (prefix "ECE") to earn an AAS or Certificate in Early or an Early Learning Assistant Certificate.

##Virtual course delivery is available for all "ECE" classes required in this degree program and for many other required classes. Talk to your program advisor to learn which courses are offered in the virtual delivery format.

^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).

 

 

Associate of Applied Science - Advanced Manufacturing Technology 

MACC's Associate of Applied Science – Advanced Manufacturing Technology program prepares the student for entry into the general, industrial, manufacturing field. Courses provide skills in basic electrical circuits, electric motor controls, machining, hydraulics, welding, maintenance management, quality control, and production planning. Most courses involve hands-on experience with up-to-date, high-technology equipment found in current manufacturing operations. Upon successful completion of all four Certified Production Technician (CPT) modules, students will receive certification from the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC).  

The CPT consists of the following four modules, in which students are eligible to receive four individual certifications:

  • Safety (10-Hour OSHA General Industry Card awarded upon completion)
  • Quality Practices & Measurement
  • Manufacturing Processes & Production
  • Maintenance

Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AAS degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses, and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. To ensure that milestone courses are completed, it is important that you, when possible and appropriate, enroll in any needed developmental coursework during the first semester(s) of enrollment. Additionally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years. Finally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information.

 

Course Semester Hours Milestone*
  First Semester (Fall)
   
 AMD110  Industrial Print Reading: CPT2 3  
 EET100  DC/AC Electronics 3  
 IND101  Fundamentals of Industrial Maintenance: CPT4 3  
 MSP101  Machine Tool I 3  
 MTH130 or
 MTH140 or
 MTH142 
 ^Technical Mathematics** or
 ^Precalculus Algebra** or
 ^Quantitative Reasoning**
3  MTH130 or
 MTH140 or
 MTH142
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  SKL101
    16  
 
  Second Semester (Spring)
   
 EET101  ^Industrial Electricity 3  
 IND100  Industrial Safety & Manufacturing Processes: CPT1 & CPT3 3  
 IND105  Fluid Power Principles 3  
 IND200  ^Mechanical Systems 3  
 WLD101  Welding I 3  
    15  
 
  Third Semester (Fall)
   
 BUS150 or
 IND120 or
 LAL101
 ^Business Communication** or
 ^Technical Report Writing** or
 ^Composition I**
3  BUS150 or
 IND120 or
 LAL101
 EET111  ^Electric Motor Controls 3  
   Humanities 3  
 MSP102  ^Machine Tool II
3  
 SPK101  Public Speaking 3  
 WLD102  ^Welding II
3  
    18  
 
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
   
 HST105 or
 HST106 or
 PSC105
 American History to 1865 or
 American History from 1865 or
 Functions & Policies of American Government
3  
 MSP220  ^CNC Programming
3  
 MSP222  ^CNC Operations
3  
 PHY125  ^Foundations of Physics
4  
 SKL250 or
 IND295
 ^Employment Seminar or
 ^Industrial Technology Internship
1-2  
    14-15  
 
  Total Hours for Degree 63-64**  

 

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

**All fundamental math and English courses (e.g. MTH015) must be completed during the first semester. Required math and English courses must be completed immediately following the completion of fundamentals coursework or as listed on the degree map. Enrollment in fundamentals courses may delay completion of the degree. Fundamentals Courses are not included in the total credit hours required for the degree. 

^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s). 

 

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Certificate

 

Academic Map

MACC's certificate in Advanced Manufacturing Technology prepares the student for entry into the general, industrial, manufacturing field. Courses provide skills in basic electrical circuits, electric motor controls, machining, hydraulics, welding, maintenance management, quality control, and production planning. Most courses involve hands-on experience with up-to-date, high-technology equipment found in current manufacturing operations. Upon successful completion of all four Certified Production Technician (CPT) modules, students will receive certification from the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC).  

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Course Required Courses
Hours Milestone*
 AMD110  Industrial Print Reading: CPT2 3  
   Directed Electives (see below) 2  
 EET100  DC/AC Electronics 3  
 EET101  ^Industrial Electricity 3  
 EET110  ^Digital Electronics & Control 3  
 IND100  Introduction to Manufacturing: CPT3 3  
 IND101  Fundamentals of Industrial Maintenance: CPT4 3  
 IND105  Fluid Power Principles 3  
 MSP220 or
 MSP222
 ^CNC Programming or
 ^CNC Operations
3  
 MSP101  Machine Tool I 3  
 WLD101  Welding I 3  
    32  
 
  Directed Electives (2 credit hours needed)
   
 BUS150 or
 IND120 or
 LAL101
 ^Business Communication or
 ^Technical Report Writing or
 ^Composition I
3  
 MSP102  ^Machine Tool II 3  
 MTH130 or 
 MTH140 or 
 MTH142
 ^Technical Mathematics or 
 ^Precalculus Algebra or 
 ^Quantitative Reasoning
3  
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  
 SKL250  ^Employment Seminar 1  
 WLD102  ^Welding II 3  
 
  Total Hours for Certificate (minimum) 32  

 

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the certificate in a timely manner. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

**Certificate is granted upon successful completion of all required courses plus directed elective courses totaling a minimum of 32 credit hours.

^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).