Associate Degrees and Certificates List

Associate Degrees

Academic Program Program Code Degree Awarded Degree Type
Accounting Concentration1BACABusiness Administration CareerA.S.
Allied Health Concentration1IDSHInterdisciplinary Studies -- Allied HealthA.S.
Art Concentration1LARTLiberal Arts and SciencesA.A.
Audio Engineering Concentration1MRTAMedia Arts and TechnologyA.S.
Automotive TechnologyATDAutomotive TechnologyA.S.
Biological Science Track1LABLiberal Arts and SciencesA.A.
Business Administration -- CareerBACBusiness Administration CareerA.S.
Business Administration -- TransferBABusiness AdministrationA.S.
Chemical Sciences Track1LACHLiberal Arts and SciencesA.A.
Civic Engagement and Community Leadership1LACELiberal Arts and SciencesA.A.
Complementary Health CareCHDComplementary Health CareA.S.
Computer Information SystemsCISComputer Information SystemsA.S.
Computer Information Systems Transfer Track1CITComputer Information SystemsA.S.
Criminal Justice — Corrections Concentration1CJCDCriminal JusticeA.S.
Criminal Justice -- Law Enforcement Concentration1CJLCriminal JusticeA.S.
Dental HygieneDHYDental HygieneA.S.
Early Childhood Education — CareerECCEarly Childhood Education CareerA.S.
Early Childhood Education—TransferECTEarly Childhood Education TransferA.S.
Earth Systems / Environmental Science Track1LAESLiberal Arts and SciencesA.A.
Elementary Education Track1LAELLiberal Arts and SciencesA.A.
Exercise and Sports Science Track1LAXLiberal Arts and SciencesA.A.
Fire Science TechnologyFSFire Science TechnologyA.S.
Graphic and Interactive DesignGIDGraphic and Interactive DesignA.S.
Health Information ManagementHIMHealth Information ManagementA.S.
History and Political Science Track1LAHPLiberal Arts and SciencesA.A.
Human ServicesHSHuman ServicesA.S.
Interdisciplinary StudiesIDSInterdisciplinary ArtsA.S.
Legal Studies (includes Paralegal)LAWLegal StudiesA.S.
Liberal Arts and SciencesLASLiberal Arts and SciencesA.A.
Manufacturing Technology -- PlasticsPTManufacturing Technology -- PlasticsA.S.
Media Arts and TechnologyMRTMedia Arts and TechnologyA.S.
Media Communications Track1LAMCLiberal Arts and SciencesA.A.
Medical AssistingMASMedical AssistingA.S.
Medical Laboratory TechnologyMLTMedical Laboratory TechnologyA.S.
Natural ResourcesNRDNatural ResourcesA.S.
NursingNU, NUE, NUPNursingA.S.
Photography Concentration1MRTPMedia Arts and TechnologyA.S.
Physical Therapist AssistantPTAPhysical Therapist AssistantA.S.
Physics or Pre-engineering Track1LAEPLiberal Arts and SciencesA.A.
Pre-Law Track1LAWTLiberal Arts and SciencesA.A.
Pre-Pharmacy Track1LAPHLiberal Arts and SciencesA.A.
Professional Writing Track1LAPWLiberal Arts and SciencesA.A.
Theatre Arts Track1LATLiberal Arts and SciencesA.A.
Veterinary TechnologyVTEVeterinary TechnologyA.A.S.
Video/Film Concentration1MRTVMedia Arts and TechnologyA.S.

Denotes concentration or track of an associate degree.  

Concentrations appear on diplomas and transcripts.  Tracks appear only on transcripts.  

"A.A." represents the Associate of Arts Degree.   "A.S." represents the Associate of Science Degree.  “A.A.S.” represents the Associate of Applied Science Degree.


General Education Core Curriculum

The general education core curriculum at MWCC provides graduates with the skills, knowledge, and intellectual understanding they need to function effectively in a dynamic, complex, and interdependent world.

All students graduating from MWCC must complete one of the following core curricula, depending upon the student's degree program.

Transfer degree programs have a core as follows:

ENG 101College Writing I3
ENG 102College Writing II3
Humanities Electives9
Social Science Electives9
Science Electives7-8
Mathematics Elective3-4

Career degree programs have a core as follows:

ENG 101College Writing I3
ENG 102College Writing II3
Humanities Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Science Elective3-4
Mathematics Elective3-4
Liberal Arts & Science Elective*3-4

* Liberal Arts and Sciences are defined as courses coming from the Humanities, Sciences, Mathematics and Social Sciences.

Contact MWCC Advising at 978-630-9109 with questions.


Elective Courses by Abbreviation

Business Electives


Humanities Electives


Science Electives

AQS, BIO, BTC, CHE, EAS, EGM*, NRD, PHY (3-credit courses) 
*No longer offered

Lab Science Electives

AQS, BIO, BTC, CHE, EAS, EGM*, NRD, PHY (4-credit courses)
*No longer offered

Social Science Electives

Behavioral Social Science: ANT, PSY, SOC, SSC
Non-behavioral Social Science: ECO, GEO, HIS, POL, SSC

Health Electives

BIO 101Introduction To Nutrition (formerly NUT101)3
BIO 103Human Health And Disease3
CHC 101Complementary Health Care3
CHC 102Foundations of Yoga3
CHC 108Transforming Stress3
CHC 220Mind-Body-Spirit Connection3
EXS 102Principles Of Anatomy And Kinesiology3
EXS 201Exercise Science And Nutrition4
PER 126Fitness And Wellness2
PER 127Weight Management through Walking and Resistance Training2
PER 130Health, Fitness, And Wellness3

Literature Electives

ENG 201Honors English3
ENG 203Twentieth Century American Authors3
ENG 205Shakespeare3
ENG 213American Literature I3
ENG 214American Literature II3
ENG 221Women's Literature3
ENG 224Mystery Fiction3
ENG 233Science Fiction3
ENG 235Children's Literature3
ENG 236Modern Drama3
ENG 237Special Topics: Queer American Drama3
ENG 252Shakespeare and Star Wars: A Study of Tragedy through Drama and Film3
ENG 259Literary Masterpieces I3
ENG 260Literary Masterpieces II3
ENG 261The Short Story3

General Electives

Any course other than the following:

ELC 096 Intermediate Conversation
ELC 098 Advanced Conversation
ELG 096 Intermediate Grammar
ELG 098 Advanced Grammar
ELR 096 Intermediate Reading
ELR 098 Advanced Reading
ELW 096 Intermediate Writing
ELW 098 Advanced Writing
ENG 096 Writing Readiness
ENG 098 Fundamentals of Writing
MAT 092 Foundations of Mathematics
MAT 096 Intermediate Algebra
RDG 096 Fundamentals of Reading 1
RDG 098 Fundamentals of Reading II