2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Millard Fillmore College (MFC)

UB Downtown Gateway, 77 Goodell Street, Suite 207
Buffalo, NY 14203-1243
Ph: 716-829-3131
F: 716-845-6399
W: www.mfc.buffalo.edu
Larry Gingrich
Associate Dean

The Learning Environment

UB’s Millard Fillmore College (MFC) offers credentialing programs developed in response to employment sector needs for the Buffalo Niagara region. MFC certificate programs provide access and opportunity for continuing and professional studies at the University at Buffalo and extend the University’s programs and services throughout the Buffalo Niagara regional communities. Our programs offer flexibility, convenience, accessibility and affordability while earning academic credit and certificates of completion for specific programs in life sciences, healthcare, computing and network management, business and paralegal studies. Students enrolling in our programs often seek specialized knowledge and skills to enter the job market, advance their career, change careers and/or add a stackable credential alongside their degree to augment access to the labor market.

About Our Facilities

Millard Fillmore College offers high-quality, engaging and sophisticated courses online that lead to specialized programs of study. Only a few courses are offered on campus. Students must have computer and Internet access to participate and be successful in an MFC course.

About Our Faculty

Millard Fillmore College career specialization courses are taught by faculty who are practitioners with advanced degrees and years of business and industry experience in their field of expertise.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit the UB Millard Fillmore College department website for additional information about our faculty.

MFC Courses


  • MFC 101LEC Introduction to Computers and Information Systems
    Lecture

    This course will take you beyond the surface of computer basics and help you to understand the foundation behind the technology. Topics will include: the importance of the interdependence between hardware and software; networking - including the set up of a home or small office network; mobile devices and wireless connectivity; problem solving strategies that apply to computer program development as well as problems in the business world; and current computer related careers. Additionally applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access and basic Web design will be used to solve practical problems and create documents that relate to real world situations.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 103LEC General Insurance
    Lecture

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 104LEC General Insurance
    Lecture

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 118LEC Microcomputer Applications 1
    Lecture

    Introduces the fundamentals of computers, emphasizing their day-to-day use and applications in the business presentation and environment. Class time covers concepts but is basically hands-on exercises using Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Access, Excel and Power Point). Computer-based projects in a Windows environment form a significant portion of the student's grade.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 130LEC Aviation Ground School: Private Pilot
    Lecture

    An aviation ground school course preparing students for the FAA written exam for private pilots. Topics covered include aircraft systems, instruments, and performance; meteorology, navigation, and communications; and emergency procedures, airports and complex aircraft systems. This course does not include flight training, FAA written exam or FAA exam fee. Students must make arrangements to take the exam on their own.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • MFC 132LEC Java Script
    Lecture

    Introduces this English-based, script, platform-neutral, object-oriented, and secure programming language. Also introduces the Java applet, and includes the standard Java class libraries and stand-alone applications. Previous programming knowledge is highly recommended.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 141LEC Dietary Supplements
    Lecture

    Reviews the history of dietary supplements. Topics covered include the various forms, doses, claimed uses, and possible adverse effects of the most popular dietary supplements. Critiques possible underlying mechanisms. Identifies populations that may be benefited or harmed. Teaches students to judge health claims and assess risks with the most popular dietary supplements. Evaluates students by an on-line multiple choice test for each supplement and a short review of a supplement not covered, or by more details on one present.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 146LEC Introduction to C++
    Lecture

    Introduces practical, real-world applications of C++ programming and the theory of object-oriented design for Windows. Covers templates, multiple inheritance, C++ streams, exception handling and other C++ programming topics. Previous programming knowledge is highly recommended.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 149LEC Visual Basic
    Lecture

    An event-driven programming course taught through the Visual Basic (6.0) environment. Students gain not only an understanding of programming but also how to use it in the context of a graphical user interface. Since Windows programs often share information, this programming language becomes very useful when creating macros and adding programming enhancements.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 150LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 151LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 152LEC Re: Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 153LEC Intro To Human Resources In US
    Lecture

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 154LEC Re: Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 155LEC Re: Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 156LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 157LEC Re: Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 158LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 159LEC Re: Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 1 - 6
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 161SEM Special Topics
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 197LEC Changing Career Directns
    Lecture

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 198LEC Mid-Life Decisions
    Lecture

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 200LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 1 - 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • MFC 200TUT Special Topics
    Tutorial

    Credits: 1 - 6
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • MFC 201LEC Real Estate Fundamentals
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 205LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 206LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Special Topics

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 207LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 208LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 209LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Content varies each semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 210LEC Special Topics in Micro Applications
    Lecture

    Content varies each semester.

    Credits: 1 - 6
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 211LEC Special Topics in Micro Applications
    Lecture

    Content varies each semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 212LEC Special Topics in Micro Applications
    Lecture

    Content varies each semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 213LEC Special Topics in Micro Applications
    Lecture

    Content varies each semester.

    Credits: 1 - 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 214LEC Introduction to Perl
    Lecture

    Introduction to Perl and first principals in programming and the syntax of the Perl programming language. Includes working with files, directories, and databases, using the CPAN modules, writing web applications in Perl and using Perl as an object oriented programming language.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 215LEC Programming for the Web I
    Lecture

    Students apply HTML and JavaScript to create web sites employing the principles of usability engineering and information architecture. Topics include creation of web page features, FTP, accessibility, usability, information design, and the graphic design of web pages. The course also includes introductions to cascading style sheets (CAS), dynamic HTML, and JavaScript. The Windows software used includes Text-pad, WSFTP, MS IE, and Netscape. Students do not need to purchase software because all software is included on the textbook's CD-ROM.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 216LEC Adv Applic Progrmng Cobol
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 217LEC Introduction to Linux
    Lecture

    Linux basics including Installation and Configuration. Uses Linux to employ the following Linux Services: FTP, NFS, SLIP/PPP, Samba, Apache Web Server and Print Services. Basics of System Administration including: Security, User Management, and System Management including files and directories.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 218LEC Microcomputer Business Applications 2
    Lecture

    This course takes a comprehensive look at how Excel 2010 is used in business. Real world office projects are completed as a part of the syllabus. Problem-solving, formula writing, graph development, macros, consolidating information from multiple spreadsheets, and using products of Excel in Word documents and presentations are all part of the hands-on work in this course.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 219LEC Automat ID & Data Collect
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 221LEC Purchasing: Procurement Aspects
    Lecture

    Surveys the organization and practice of purchasing management in organizational settings, emphasizing procurement functions and responsibilities. Topics include capital equipment, inventory control, traffic, receiving, storekeeping, and surplus material. Utilizes a case-study approach to determine the right quality, price, time, quantity, and source.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 222LEC Health Science Applied to Coaching
    Lecture

    This class is a series of interactive exercises and activities designed to study Health Sciences as they apply to coaching sports. Through these activities, exercises and health application to coaching topics, participants will gain information, organize it for professional and personal use, and apply it to their particular programs. Health Sciences as applied to coaching will also help define: selected principles of biology, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and sociology related to coaching; risk minimization; mixed competition; NYSED selection and classification of athletes; age and maturity of athletes. The course is divided into three parts: philosophy, physiology, and psychology, fitness, conditioning, sport specific training, nutrition, weight management, human growth and development and current and ongoing health issues and administrative procedures. Formerly ATH 222

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • MFC 223LEC Transportation Management and Law
    Lecture

    An overview of transportation management in today's deregulated environment. Topics include the Motor Carrier's Act and the Stagger's Act of 1980, which altered motor and rail carriage in the United States; the effects of antitrust laws; hazardous materials regulations; and other regulations as they apply to transportation today.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 224LEC Materials Management
    Lecture

    Introduces the objectives, techniques, and organization of materials management. Topics include the economics of material plans; periodic control systems; order point; techniques of inventory control; and methods of improving coordination, communication, and control for increased productivity and decreased material cost. Knowledge of basic statistics helpful but not required.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 230LEC Theories and Techniques of Coaching
    Lecture

    This class is designed to provide coaches with an intensive experience related to coaching of a particular sport. Its primary emphasis is an in-depth examination of all aspects of some sport rules, regulations and equipment, coaching methods, team strategies and related information. Within the ?theory? component, arrangements are made to have knowledgeable coaches serve as resources to the class for each sport required of the class members. An individual must attend sessions pertaining to their area of interest and also successfully complete an internship or practicum for each sport the individual wishes to be certified in. Formerly ATH 230

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • MFC 231LEC Surv Accounting Practice
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 233LEC Office Management
    Lecture

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 240LEC Appreciating Arts in Bflo
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 250LEC Introduction to Health Care in the United States
    Lecture

    Introduces the structure and process of health care in the United States, as well as critical policy issues the system confronts. Topics include the historical development of the health-care system; types of facilities, services, agencies, and personnel that constitute the system; levels of health-service intervention and special problems of high-risk populations, and responses to each by the health-care system; quality-control activities; and critical health-policy dilemmas that health-care administrators face.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 253LEC Health Care Professions
    Lecture

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 261LEC Elmts of Fund Accounting
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 265LEC Aging:Crosscultural Persp
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 271LEC Scientific & Tech Writing
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 274LEC Applied Marketing Techniques
    Lecture

    Allows students to apply a broad mix of marketing actions and techniques to real world situations. Includes in-depth review of how to establish a marketing plan, the marketing methods available to achieve corporate goals, and the creative process employed to communicate to the targeted market. LEC

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 299LEC Philosophy, Principles, and Organization of Athletics
    Lecture

    This class is designed to introduce the coach or potential coach to the overall organization of athletics at the local, state and national regulations and policies related to athletics; legal considerations. Emphasis will be placed on the role of interscholastic athletics in the total physical and general education contexts. Particular attention will be directed to the role of the coach as a professional person having potential to profoundly affect the physical, social and emotional development of young athletes. Topics will include personal standards for the responsibilities of the coach as an educational leader, public relations, general safety procedures, general principles of school budgets, records, purchasing, and use of facilities. Formerly ATH 299

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • MFC 301LEC Introduction to Telecommunications
    Lecture

    Surveys the discipline of telecommunications in today's deregulated environment for current or prospective managers of telephone and data communications systems. Topics include fundamental voice and data concepts, network design, customer premise equipment and central office equipment, modes of transmission, marketing and regulations issues, management of systems, and future directions. No prior technical background required.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 302LEC Lactation Educator
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 303LEC Intermediate Data Communications and Networks
    Lecture

    Analyzes the methodologies and components used in communicating voice and data information by means of digital signals. Topics include fundamental concepts; characters and codes; communication lines, fiber optics, and satellite communications; terminals, modems, and interfaces; protocols; local area and packet networks; and network design, devices, and management.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 305LEC Digital Internetworking
    Lecture

    Analyzes the emerging technologies used in today's networks, emphasizing theory, design, and practical applications. Topics include Digital Technology, TI, Frame Relay, ISDN, and ATM, and applying them to multiprotocol networks. In-depth study of the equipment that comprises a network, including high-speed multiplexers, routers, FRADS, and switches.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 306LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Topics vary by semester

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 307LEC Intermediate Local Area Networking
    Lecture

    Focuses on the products, problems, and trends involved in designing, implementing, and maintaining PC-based local area networks (LANs) for distributed application processing. Students learn concepts and techniques that enable them to become qualified participants in LAN projects.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 308LEC Telecommunications Management
    Lecture

    Exposes students to various elements of telecommunications management, ranging from "selling" the project internally to vendor selection, RFP composition, project implementation, and management of the system after installation. Encourages development of basic analytical skills, including problem diagnosis, financial analysis, and overall project development. Strong writing skills are helpful.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 310LEC Project Analysis and Design
    Lecture

    Introduces business systems analysis. Topics include project initiation, preliminary and detailed investigation and analysis, design of systems I/0, file design, systems processing, and controls. The laboratory segment focuses on the use of these tools and techniques to develop the system life cycle and prepare feasibility reports, walk-through exercises, system approval, and follow-up, and the use of CASE tools to supplement the required test material.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 311LEC Systems Anal/Design Techn
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 312LEC Database Management Systems
    Lecture

    Examines fundamental database concepts and architecture, with an emphasis on commercially available systems. Topics include critical evaluation of important implementation issues, approaches, and alternatives in a relational database environment. Projects are completed using the university mainframe computers; however, multiple platform experimentation is assigned to provide background in available software, such as ORACLE. Database languages include SQL, QMF, and subsequent Query languages implemented on specific systems.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 313LEC Dp Project Management
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 314LEC Computer Controls &Audit
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 315LEC Assembler Lang Programing
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 316LEC Applicatns Progrmng Cics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 318LEC Microcomputer Applications III
    Lecture

    The SQL Language is the de facto standard language for relational databases, and Oracle's database server is the leading relational database on the market today. The course is to introduce Oracle SQL language in a unique and highly effective format. This course will guide you through the basic skills until you reach a mastery of the language. This course not only covers the syntax of SQL, but also shows how it can be used to create and maintain a database and retrieve information from it. It also provides an introduction to relational databases. In addition to explaining concepts, the course uses a variety of assignments to reinforce the material in each chapter.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 330LEC Entrepreneurship and the Small Business
    Lecture

    Examines main characteristics of effective small-business operations. Skills and characteristics of the entrepreneur, forms of ownership, location, financing, organization, supervision, and marketing.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 331LEC Financial Controls for Small Business
    Lecture

    Examines basic accounting practices and tax issues, emphasizing applications for small businesses. Purpose, design, and use of various financial documents; costs and inventory controls; creation and use of financial statements; tax liability and consequences; forms of revenue, costs, depreciation, and investments; daily operations; and tax planning.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 332LEC Paralegal Principles and Procedures
    Lecture

    For employed paralegals or other legal workers or students interested in becoming paralegals. Students learn skills necessary to increase billable hours and productivity. Covers legal analytical research and writing, using legal terminology, professional legal writing of interoffice memos, civil pleadings, and discovery motions. Other topics covered are Evidence Preservation, Interviewing and Investigation, Introduction to Torts, Contracts, Criminal Law, Rules of Civil and Appellate Procedure, and Rules of Ethics for Paralegals.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 333LEC Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 334LEC Legal Research & Writing
    Lecture

    Students learn to independently conduct thorough law library research and draft memorandums of law on a variety of legal issues. Focuses on proficient legal analytical research and writing. Students draft several memorandums of law, each one more complex, which they should be able to use as professional writing samples.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 335LEC The Small Business Plan and Sources of Capital
    Lecture

    Components of a business plan for launching or expanding small businesses. Students communicate a detailed description of the entrepreneurial idea, develop methodologies used in strategic planning, locate and evaluate various types of capital sources for financing a small business (e.g., bank financing, investors, agency financing, and customer/employee financing), and construct a formal business plan.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 336LEC Bankruptcy Law
    Lecture

    Basics of bankruptcy law as an introductory bankruptcy manual for legal assistants. Ranges from detailed procedural aspects of common bankruptcy litigation practice to the policy and history behind bankruptcy law. Describes the differences of each chapter of bankruptcy code, the impact of the substantive rights and duties of the parties within each chapter, and appropriate procedures and deadlines to protect such rights. Also covers basic litigation issues such as stay relief, avoidance actions, dismissals, nondischargeables and confirmation matters. Students draft the basic court documents (Chapter 7, 11, 13 and petitions) as well as basic bankruptcy litigation complaints.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 337LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 338LEC Marketing Strategies
    Lecture

    Students learn the fundamentals of developing an effective marketing plan, profiling a target market, analyzing competition, differentiating and positioning a product/service, understanding the market's decision-making process, developing effective distribution and communication strategies, and understanding buyer behavior and how to improve sales performance.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 339LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Topics vary by semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 346LEC Diversity in the Workplace
    Lecture

    Explores the changing demographics of the work force and strategies by which the potentials of diversity can be realized toward individual and organizational goals. Examines the process of change, change styles, and methods of encouraging change; conflict and conflict resolution; and cultural bias and methods of managing the organizational assets that exist in individual and group differences.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 350LEC Health Care in US 2
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 351LEC Hum Resource in Todays Bus
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 354LEC Regulation in the Health-Care Environment
    Lecture

    The New York State health-care industry is one of the most regulated employers in the United States. Regulations permeate and control the entire system: hospitals; long-term care facilities; home health agencies; physicians, nurses, and care givers; insurance companies; ambulatory care facilities; and others. How a provider or facility functions and what services can be provided are determined by regulation or through the regulatory processes presented from the perspective of both the Department of Health and the specific providers.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 355LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Topics vary by semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 356LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Topics vary by semester

    Credits: 1 - 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 357LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 358LEC Intro to Medical Devices and Implants
    Lecture

    This course is designed for students who have an interest in the healthcare field, in order to prepare for or accelerate a career in healthcare and/or the medical products industry (devices, drugs, diagnostics). You will learn the principles of materials science (chemistry, physics, mechanical engineering) as they relate to material interactions with cells, tissues, and organs (biology, physiology, biophysics).

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 359LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 360LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 361LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 362LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 363LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 364LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 365LEC Basic Real Estate Law
    Lecture

    The basics of real estate law emphasizing New York State real estate law and the practice and custom of real estate law in WNY. Students learn the key issues in representing the parties to a real estate transaction-the buyer, the seller, and the bank. Provides a practical approach to understanding real estate transactions. Students draft the basic real estate documents as well as basic real estate litigation complaints.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 421LEC Advanced Purchasing Strategies
    Lecture

    Focuses on advanced purchasing techniques. Topics include cost and price analysis, the role of the buyer, international purchasing, the Robinson-Patman Act and other regulations, manual procedures, and computerized systems.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 422LEC Fundamentals of Contract Management
    Lecture

    Introduces contract management, emphasizing contract formation and other aspects of the pre-award phase. Topics include contract development and contract award, primary contracting agencies and authorities, types of contracts, special contracting situations, bids, negotiation, and award controversies.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 423LEC Preparation and Negotiation of Contracts for Government and the Private Sector
    Lecture

    Examines the principles and processes of contract negotiation in government and the private sector from establishment of source selection plan, solicitation, proposal preparation, and evaluation, through contract award. Topics include the importance of objectives and thorough preparation, effective negotiation strategies and tactics, players and roles, conventions and ethics, contract adjustment, and other post-award actions. Utilizes case studies and exercises to develop planning and negotiation skills.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 424LEC Law of Procurement for Government and the Private Sector
    Lecture

    Analyzes not only the laws that regulate procurement in the public and private sector, such as the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), but also those that regulate business relationships that arise from contractual agreements. Overview of the legal basis and policy implications of the government's authority to enter into contracts for the acquisition of goods and services. Topics include contract types, methods of contracting, remedies for unsuccessful offers, contract modifications, terminations, inspection, acceptance and warranty, claims, and remedies. Contrasts social goals of the federal procurement law with the utilization and substitution of the UCC.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 425LEC Logistics and Distribution Management
    Lecture

    Focuses on the transportation of supplies to the producer and from the producer to the consumer. Topics include warehousing, physical distribution, inventory control, transportation logistics, and newer types of inventory systems designed for more effective cost control.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 426LEC Production Planning
    Lecture

    Examines plant location and layout, machine and workforce capacities, and other factors involved in production design. Topics include approaches used in production planning and timing, and their integration with the managerial objectives of the firm; as well as concepts used by engineers to measure and improve productivity, including job analysis, project management, and quality control.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 427LEC Contract Price Analysis
    Lecture

    Overview of various approaches to cost/price analysis and their roles in government acquisitions. Topics include quantitative methods of analyzing and forecasting costs, pricing practices and theory used by private industry, analyzing direct and indirect costs, the use of weighted guidelines, fact-finding and negotiation techniques, the Truth in Negotiations Act, cost accounting standards, and special-pricing problems.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 428LEC Contract Administration: Post-Award
    Lecture

    Focuses on issues that affect the administration of government contracts from the time of award through closeout. Topics include contract interpretation; risk allocation; changes, delays and adjustments; differing site conditions; inspection; acceptance; warranties; disputes; payment; and discharge decisions, with specific reference to mental health patients, children, and the elderly.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 441LEC Public Relations
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 443LEC Prin-Tech Advertising
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 445LEC Comm in Pub Sect Agencies
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 447DIS Communication Graphics
    Discussion

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 448LEC Regulatory Aspects of Medical Devices
    Lecture

    Intended for students interested in a career in the life sciences products industry. Covers U.S. and international regulatory requirements for medical devices and drugs, as applied to bench research, animal testing, clinical testing, manufacturing, sterilization, and post-market surveillance. Presents key regulatory concepts and practical applications that are necessary to understand the historical context of medical product regulations and to have a working knowledge of the current requirements placed on product development, manufacturing, and use in the U.S. and other major markets in the world.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • MFC 449DIS Promotional Writing
    Discussion

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 450LEC Strategic Planning and Budgeting for Health-Care Departments
    Lecture

    Strategic planning and budgeting emphasizing the department within the health-care facility, as well as the relationship of the departmental plan and budget to that of the organization as a whole. Topics include stages in the development of a strategic plan; factors to be considered; how the plan may be presented, implemented, and revised; the relation of planning to budgeting; and the budget cycle and its components.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 451LEC Human Resources Issues for Health-Care Managers
    Lecture

    Introduces the management of human resources for clinicians and supervisors of health-care units. Key course components include leadership principles and styles, motivational theory, communication skills, counseling and corrective action, performance appraisal, management of change, and work groups and labor relations. Emphasizes the application of theory to practical day-to-day supervision in the workplace. Roundtable discussions by participants facilitate sharing of health-care management experiences.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 452LEC Quality Management in Health Care
    Lecture

    Introduces the basic components of a quality-management program within the health-care industry. Lecture, discussion, case studies, and projects develop familiarity with the principles of quality management interventions applicable to settings ranging from individual departments to small health-related businesses. Emphasizes implementing team concepts to foster customer-oriented health-care systems.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 479SEM Soc Class:Publ/Priv Educa
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 481LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Topic of interest.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 482LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Topic of interest.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 483LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Topic of interest.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • MFC 484LEC Introduction to School Law
    Lecture

    Current legal issues in public education for students interested in becoming teachers, school counselors, or school administrators. Topics include student rights, teacher rights, union matters, litigation issues, and school safety. These topics must be understood in order to correctly evaluate school climate and maximize student achievement.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • MFC 499TUT Independent Study
    Tutorial

    For adult students who wish to work independently under the direction of a faculty member on a special academic problem or project that cannot be undertaken through a regular departmental independent study course (e.g., APY 499). To enroll, the student must obtain approval of a university faculty member or an approved adjunct faculty member willing to oversee the project, and must submit a written outline of the proposed course of study for approval by MFC staff. For details, application forms, and deadlines, contact Millard Fillmore College at (716) 829-3131.

    Credits: 1 - 16
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

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Larry Gingrich
Associate Dean
Published: November 16, 2017 08:33:04 AM