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You have probably noticed the course name/number changes in all MC classes. ALL MC programs have now changed to 4 letter subject codes. Don't worry if you took a class when it had an older code or different number, it still counts towards your degree! (But if you took it more than 4 years ago, check with an advisor).

Here are some new subject codes:

  • CA/CMAP web and gaming classes are now TECH.
  • GD and CG classes are now GDES
  • CS classes are now CMSC
  • CA/CMAP/TECH 125 is merging with GDES 140 and the resulting class will keep the name GDES 140.
  • Here is a full list of subject code coversions

Some course numbers have also changed:

  • CG 210 is now GDES 140 
  • CG 222 is now GDES 240
  • CG 226 is now GDES 242
  • CA 125 is now GDES 140
  • CA 195 is now TECH 290 
  • CS 261 is now CMSC 234, and we have additional new mobile programming classes (CMSC 237, CMSC 240)
  • Other numbers may have also changed, so read the course descriptions for notes on old names and numbers.

Yes, it is confusing! But we can help you figure it out. The college is in the middle of transitioning to the new names/numbers, so the information may not be fully updated across the MC catalog and website yet. Bear with us!

There are also changes afoot for many of our departments. MC has undergone a full academic reorganization to improve our programs. Starting in July,

  • Web and Gaming (TECH) programs have moved to the Media Arts & Technologies department (ground floor of the TC building).
  • Computer Science (CMSC) moved to the Engineering department.
  • Microsoft Office (CMAP) moved to the Business department.

If you have questions, please email an adviser. Gaming students can contact Prof. Solomon. Web students can contact Prof. Lizmi and Prof. Hubley. Animation and Graphic Design students can contact Prof. Hubley. Programming students can contact Prof. Webb.


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GRADUATING? File your graduation form!

Many grads don't realize that to officially graduate from MC, you need to file a graduation form. This "proves" later on that you graduated from MC. Remember that ten years from now, the classes in many MC programs may have changed, especially fast-moving tech programs.Visit the "Apply for Graduation" link in MyMC.

TRANSFERING? Plan ahead to take the classes you need!

Talk to a counselor about our articulation (transfer) agreements with UB, UMUC, and other local universities. Read more about transferring.


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