General Education includes those courses traditionally labeled “arts and sciences” plus other experiences which give students a wide background of interrelated knowledge. The purpose of these courses and experiences is to enable students to think logically, to solve problems, and to clearly communicate their thoughts, choices, and solutions. General education provides the stimulus to encourage students to investigate more deeply those unfamiliar areas that will enrich their lives and enable them to cope with the stresses and changes of life in years to come.
General Education Goals
- Clearly communicate in written form.
- Think logically.
- Solve problems.
While there are no programs designed for transfer to senior institutions that require a minimum ACT score for admission, the following is a guide for placement in most general education courses at MCC:
- Attain a 17 composite score on the ACT. (Some courses require higher for placement purposes.);
- Score a 70 or higher on the ACCUPLACER Reading Section;
- Earn a “C” or above in Intermediate English and Reading (ENG 0124);
- Complete 15 semester hours with a “C” average or above at an accredited college or university. Developmental courses do not satisfy this requirement.
The Department of Fine Arts, which is housed in Ivy Hall, is designed to provide students with a broad exposure to the visual and performing arts and to develop the basic technical skills necessary to pursue further training for a professional career in the arts. The Department consists of a highly skilled faculty with stellar exhibition and performance records who are committed to providing students with the best instruction. The small class size permits more individualized instruction and creates a keen sense of belonging. We extend to you an open invitation to visit us anytime!
The Mathematics Department at Meridian Community College is dedicated to offering the highest quality educational experience. Whether it is onsite or online, we have the class for you.
The Math courses offered at MCC, you'll learn important math basics like Beginning Algebra, Finite Mathematics, Calculus and Real Number System, Geometry, Quantitative Reasoning and Statistics. Our department prepares a student for transferring to a four-year institution.
The Science Division offer courses in science, including Biology (for majors and non-majors), Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Science and Physics (General and Engineering).
The Wellness and Fitness Division at MCC course offerings include Personal and Community Health, Introduction to Physical Education, Lifeguarding and Water Safety, Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries, Nutrition and Wellness, Sports Appreciation, and First Aid and CPR. MCC offers a wide variety of fitness classes, too. Swimming, water aerobics, toning and conditioning, yoga, Pilates, and weight lifting are some of the classes that help promote a healthy lifestyle.
The Social Science Division offers courses about people, their social and cultural heritage and their behavior. These subjects are important to being successful in any profession or vocation, and the contribute to the quality of lives.
Most social science classes may be applied toward baccalaureate majors in American studies, anthropology, community service, economics, education, ethnic studies, general social science, geography, history, law, law enforcement, corrections, philosophy, political science and more.
The Language and Literature Division at MCC is dedicated to serving our campus and community. We offer a variety of Spanish, composition, literature, and philosophy courses. Whether you are currently enrolled in our college or thinking about taking a few courses to brush up your skills, we are here to help you.
The English department holds a creative writing contest each year for both high school students and community members.