New Online Degree Choices at MCC

MESA, Ariz. -- Degrees and certificates that can be earned entirely with online courses at Mesa Community College have swollen to more than 28 specialties, with programs in Music Business joining the list in 2014.

Administration of Justice Studies, Emergency Management, International Trade and Fashion Merchandising are just some of the programs now available entirely on line through MCC, which began with just over 700 students enrolled in online courses in the summer of 2001. By the fall of 2013, unduplicated headcount for Internet courses at MCC had risen to 6,811 students, the second largest MCC enrollment behind only the Southern & Dobson campus.

The dramatic rise in enrollment for online courses at MCC mirrors national trends. According to the Babson Survey Research Group, more than 6.7 million students—32 percent of total higher education enrollment—took at least one online course through a university during fall 2011. Schools across the country are responding to the demand for the convenience of online classes, with more than 62 percent of colleges surveyed in 2012 offering fully online degree programs, compared with 32.5 percent in 2002.

Convenience is the main selling point of online courses and degree programs. Students can attend anytime, anywhere, and they can be confident that MCC’s online courses are fully accredited. Students learn from supportive faculty who create online courses.

At MCC, the list of degree and certificate programs available exclusively online has become exhaustive, and too numerous to name in narrative form. In general terms, there are numerous Business and Management specialties available, Justice Studies, Marketing, Retail Management, Salesmanship, and Small Business training. MCC offers more than 500 online courses, all of them transferable to other colleges and universities.

MCC also offers free online support services, including online orientation, HelpCenter, online tutoring, library services, and video training in Canvas, MCC’s Learning Management System.

A complete list of online programs at MCC can be found at, and more information is also available by calling (480) 461-7217.

Registration for Summer and Fall semester courses is now available. For a complete look at how to become a student at MCC, go to or call (480) 461-7000.

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Dawn Zimmer (480) 461-7892
Sally Mesarosh (480) 892-1393

About Mesa Community College
Mesa Community College provides outstanding transfer and career and technical programs, workforce development, and life-long learning opportunities to residents of the East Valley area of Phoenix, Arizona. MCC excels in teaching, learning and empowering its more than 40,000 students who attend annually to succeed in a local and global community.  Mesa Community College is one of ten colleges that comprise the Maricopa County Community College District. For additional information please visit

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014