Green Curriculum

A sampling of MCC's green educational credit offerings

Automotive

Alternate Fuel Vehicles – focus on vehicles dedicated to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) or propane (LPG) and bi-fuel vehicles that can be switched from gasoline to CNG or LPG.

Biology

Environmental Field Biology - examine the basic ecology and geological history of this region, including the impact of non-native species and human activities on environmental health. As part of the course, students are required to volunteer with an organization or initiative focused on local environmental concerns.

Biology curriculum includes use of our new Field and Outdoor Laboratory Site.

Business Management

MCC Fast Track Business Management students participate in a Creative Leadership project in which they promote green technology.  Examples of past topics include wind energy, solar energy, biofuel, converting to CFL light bulbs, proper disposal of batteries, light bulbs and other hazardous materials, geothermal power and a variety of energy saving technologies.

Culinary

We weave eco-friendly practice through out our culinary students' education.

Geology

Energy Resources – examine the processes, occurrence, acquisition, consumption, and societal benefits and hazards associated with earth's geologic energy resources.

The Global Environment – study the impact of humans on the environment and natural resources: pollution; global climate; land and water resources; population; world agriculture; mineral and energy resources; environmental economics and politics; parks and wilderness areas; and environmental quality. Students also focus on humans as agents of change and the need to achieve a sustainable global environment.

The Global Environment Lab – complements the Global Environment course. It is an interdisciplinary scientific investigation of environmental systems and issues. The laboratory work, field analysis and investigations focus on biogeographical studies; land use; energy resources; air and water quality; solid wastes; population studies; politics and environmental policy; agricultural productivity; and environmental planning.

Horticulture

Hydroponics is an in-depth, hands-on study of hydroponic systems for growing horticultural crops and plants in indoor environments.

Introduction to Soil Science – discuss composting, preventing soil erosion, soil building for crops and plants, land use suitability for soils in our area, etc.

Integrated Pest Management – learn about alternative pest control products and methods, use of biological controls, etc.