Monroe Community College

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Founded in 1961, Monroe Community College (MCC), as its name suggests, is a two-year community college with campuses in Rochester and Brighton, New York. MCC is a member of the State University of New York (SUNY) system and is a regionally accredited higher education institution. In addition to its two campuses, the college also offers courses through the Monroe Public Safety Training Facility, the Applied Technologies Center (ATC), over the Internet and via several satellite sites located in the cities of Greece, East Rochester, Webster and Spencerport, New York.

With nearly 19,000 full-time students and 20,000 part-time and adult education students and over 600 faculty, MCC is one of the largest community colleges in the state of New York and the New England area. Its Brighton (main) campus is located in the suburbs on a 315-acre plot. Its Damon City Campus (Rochester) is located on the 4th floor of the Sibley Building, formerly a department store.

Monroe Community College offers two-year associate degrees and 1- to 2-year certificates in over 80 fields of study and career-focused disciplines. In addition to traditional degree and certificate programs, MCC also provides career and corporate training for much of the region’s workforce. Students intending on continuing their education after graduation at a four-year college or university usually enroll in the college’s 2+2 associate degree transfer program. Through transfer agreements and established relationships, MCC students seeking a four-year degree will typically transfer to St. John Fisher College, University of Rochester, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester Institute of Technology, College at Brockport, College at Geneseo, Eastman School of Music or Nazareth College upon completion of their associate degree. About 60% of MCC graduates who pursue a bachelor’s degree end up attending one of the aforementioned colleges or universities.

General Information

Admission Office

Office of Admissions-Monroe Community College

Box 92808

Rochester, NY 14692-8908

(585) 292-2200

Fax: (585) 292-3680

Contact: Andrew Freeman

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1000 East Henrietta Road

Rochester, NY 14623

(585) 292-2000

Total undergrads: 18,114

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 4,585

Degree-seeking undergrads: 16,250


Suburban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20
Admissions Policies/Requirements

Admissions to certain programs based on high school records, with preference given to county residents. Applicants to engineering and computer science must have precalculus, chemistry and physics.

College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Landscape Architecture A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art A
Fine/Studio Arts A
Interior Design A,C
Music – General Performance A
Photography A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General A
International Business A
Marketing Management A
Sales and Distribution A,C
Tourism/Travel Services A
Travel/Tourism Management A

Communications & Journalism

Advertising A
Communications/Rhetoric A

Communications Technologies

Communications Technologies – General A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A

Construction Trades

Construction Trades – General A


Early Childhood Education C
Music Teacher Education A


Engineering Science A

Engineering Technologies

Civil Engineering/Technology A,C
Construction/Building Technologies A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Manufacturing Technologies A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Assistant C
Dental Hygiene A
Health Physics/Radiologic Health A
Medical Records Technology A
Nursing (RN) A


History – General A

Law & Legal Studies

Court Reporting C
Paralegal/Legal Assistant C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness A

Personal & Culinary Services

Culinary Arts/Related Services A,C

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A
Optics A
Physics A

Public Administration & Services

Human Services A,C

Science Technologies

Biology Technician A

Security & Protective Services

Corrections A,C
Criminal Justice Studies A
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A
Law Enforcement Administration C
Police Science A

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government A
Social Sciences – General A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or Diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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