Academics

MACC specializes in delivering the language, education and formation needs of collegiate seminarians, pre-theologians, and deacon candidates, as well as Catholic laity preparing for professional ministry.
Students may choose between two types of programs – degree based and continuing education.
Degree Based Programs
In synthesizing a liberal arts education and Catholic teachings, these programs prepare degree- and certificate-seeking students for ministry, especially within Hispanic communities. They provide a solid foundation in biblical and theological studies, language proficiency for ministry (English and Spanish), and leadership skills and intercultural competencies for effective, pastoral ministry.
MACC students may additionally participate in the collaborative academic program, which facilitates the transition to other accredited, post-secondary institutions.
English-as-a-Second-Language
Overview
English-as-a-Second-Language studies (ESL) are open to all students seeking to improve their English language proficiency. During the application process, a MACC-administered placement exam identifies the student’s language needs, and the program is structured according to students’ language proficiency.
Native Spanish-speakers may concurrently enroll in ESL coursework and major coursework in Spanish, advancing their English language attainment and ministry studies at the same time.

Requirement

Credits

 

Level 1 (non-college-level credit)

 

ESL 0100 Language Lab

1

ESL 0310 Grammar I

3

ESL 0313 Integrated English Skills I

3

ESL 0316 Reading and Writing I

3

ESL 0318 Listening and Speaking I

3

 

Level 2 (non-college-level credit)

 

ESL 0100 Language Lab

1

ESL 0320 Grammar II

3

ESL 0323 Integrated English Skills II

3

ESL 0326 Reading and Writing II

3

ESL 0328 Listening and Speaking II

3

 

Level 3 (non-college-level credit)

 

ESL 0100 Language Lab

1

ESL 0310 Grammar III

3

ESL 0313 Integrated English Skills III

3

ESL 0316 Reading and Writing III

3

ESL 0318 Listening and Speaking III

3

 

Level 4 (non-college-level credit)

 

ESL 0100 Language Lab

1

ESL 0320 Grammar IV

3

ESL 0323 Integrated English Skills IV

3

ESL 0326 Reading and Writing IV

3

ESL 0328 Listening and Speaking IV

3

 

Advanced ESL*

 

ESL 4370 Composition in an Acquired Language I

3

ESL 4371 Composition in an Acquired Language II

3

Program Total

 

58

*Note: The advanced ESL courses are applicable as Core electives or the Core Language Acquisition requirements; however, all other ESL courses and the lab are not applicable towards the completion of a degree based program.

Policies

Advanced ESL Advanced
ESL students who successfully complete the ESL 0343 TOEFL Preparation course will register for the two advanced, credit-earning courses (Composition in an Acquired Language I&II), which serve as “bridge” courses between the ESL program and the college-level courses. In addition, after completing the four levels of the ESL Program (or scoring the equivalent on the Placement Test) students will take the TOEFL exam. If they achieve a score of 60 or above, they are officially out of the ESL Program and can proceed to meet their regular English curriculum requirements. If, however, they score between 51 and 59, the ESL coordinator will continue working with them according to their individual needs to help them achieve the passing TOEFL score. Students who fail to achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 51 after completing the ESL program cannot proceed with their studies in the regular curriculum.

Completion of the ESL Program
Once students have successfully completed the ESL program, and passed the TOEFL, they are required to take an additional six (6) hours in the English language curriculum (ENGL). The requirement may be fulfilled with 6 hours of core composition in English (English 1301 and 1302).

Admission

To apply for admission to ESL studies, applicants complete and submit the Visiting Admission application and the supporting documentation to the Office of Degree Based Programs (unless otherwise specified). Electronic forms are automatically sent to the Registrar upon clicking the ‘submit’ button. Applicants may submit hardcopies by visiting or mailing us at:
Mexican American Catholic College
DB – Registrar
PO Box 28185 / 3115 West Ashby Place
San Antonio, TX 78228-5104

  • Application for Visiting Admission (hyperlink to application)
  • Application fee – $20
  • Contact the ESL Coordinator (directory, hyperlink) to schedule a placement exam at least 30 days before the session begins
  • All official transcripts: Official copy of GED Certification or final HS transcript and official copies of all post-secondary transcripts
  • Certified translation and official evaluation of foreign academic credentials

 

 

Term

Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Total

Credits

7 13 20

Tuition*

$4,165 $7,735 $11,900

New Student Fees

$110 $0 $110

Student Services Fee

$100 $200 $300

Room & Board**

$6,720 $6,720 $13,440

Commuter TOTAL

$4,375 $7,935 $12,310

On-Campus TOTAL

$11,095 $14,655 $25,750

*Cost projections are calculated using the 17-18 Tuition Fee Schedule. (hyperlink)
**This calculation on is based on one 16-week semester.

    Payment Policies

Payments and inquiries associated with payments should be submitted directly to the Finance Department as indicated below:
Mexican American Catholic College
Finance Department
3115 W. Ashby Place San Antonio, TX 78228-5104
210-732-2156, extension 7129
210-732-9072, fax

Payment Deadlines. All accounts are expected to be paid in full prior to the first class day of the semester or session or no later than the first scheduled class meeting. If alternate financial arrangements are needed, students must seek and finalize arrangements with the Director of Finance before registration or at the time of registration at the latest. When a payment agreement is applicable, absolutely no final payment deadlines are extended past the midterm, as identified within the associated academic calendar.

Payment Arrangements. Two alternative methods of meeting financial obligations are available to students, excluding auditors.
Option 1. During the Fall and Spring semesters, half (50%) of the total balance is to be paid at registration with the remaining balance due within 30 days. During the Summer semester, half (50%) of the total balance is due at registration with the remaining balance due within 10 days.
Option 2. Upon the approval of the Finance Director, half (50%) of the total balance is due at registration. The registrant must first propose a contract, scheduling the monthly payments of the remaining balance.

Auditors. Payment arrangements are not available to auditors. Full payment is due upon registration.

Additional Balance. When a change of balance occurs due to changes in the registration schedule, the additional balance is due immediately if arrangements are not made with the Finance Director.

Drop for Nonpayment. Students who do not adhere to MACC’s payment policy and/or the approved payment agreement may be institutionally withdrawn from class(es). A registration hold will be placed on the student’s education record prohibiting enrollment until his/her financial obligation is met.

Record Hold. In addition to the student being prohibited from enrollment, data pertaining to the education record (grade reports, transcripts, and diplomas) will not be released until the student clears his/her delinquent status.

Limited institutional aid is available. To apply for tuition assistance, click here. [Hyperlink to scholarship application] Students can apply each academic year.

Certificate of Pastoral Ministry in Diaconal Studies

Overview

Diaconal studies (DSP) are for men discerning a ministry as a permanent deacon. The Archdiocese of San Antonio works closely with each applicant, who, upon admittance, completes an aspirancy year followed by four years of formation and study. Courses are typically offered Monday and Wednesday evening to accommodate students’ schedules.

 

Requirement

Credits

 

Aspirancy (Year 1)

 

PHIL 1310 Philosophy in the Catholic Tradition

3

THEO 1320 Introduction to Theology and Biblical Studies

3

Catechism of the Catholic Church (2)

6

 

Candidacy (Years 2 – 5)

 

PSTR 1350 Foundations of Evangelization and Catechesis

3

THEO 1341 Introduction to Liturgy

3

THEO 2320 Catholic Biblical Interpretation: Old Testament

3

THEO 2332 Catholic Biblical Interpretation: New Testament

3

PSTR 2351 History of the Catholic Church

3

PSTR 2352 Catechetical Content, Methods & Curriculum

3

THEO 2382 Sacramental Theology: The Faith Celebrated

3

PSTR 3330 Canon Law for Ministry in Multicultural Communities

3

THEO 3381 Jesus Christ: God and Man

3

THEO 3385 Moral Theology: The Faith Lived

3

THEO 4320 Evangelization and the Writings of St. Paul

3

THEO 4385 Catholic Spiritual Traditions: The Faith Prayed

3

THEO 4387 Ecclesiology

3

Elective (1)

3

Practica (2): Homiletics & Liturgy*

0

Total Requirements

 

54

Policies

For students who are completing the 54-hour Certificate of Pastoral Ministry in Diaconal Studies, the following credit requirements apply:
Certificate – A minimum of 54 hours is required, including 6 hours of non-credit Practica.
Residence – Of the 54 hours of required courses, 30 must be completed at MACC. The last 24 hours of the certificate requirements must be completed at MACC.

Grades
A minimum grade of C (or a grade of 70 or higher) is required to satisfactorily complete each degree requirement/course.

For a more comprehensive understanding of the policies which apply to this program, view the most recent Academic Catalog. [hyperlink]

Admission
All applicants must first visit the Office of the Diaconate – Archdiocese of San Antonio. After you have gone through their application process and have been accepted as a candidate, you will complete this registration form. [hyperlink]

Fees
Students in Diaconal Studies are sponsored by their diocese.
This three-year, 45-hour (Cert) Certificate is ideal for Spanish-speakers who are available for part-time studies, nights and weekends. The courses are offered exclusively in Spanish, and each course is offered within a two month period – a total of meetings. Thursday and Friday evening classes meet from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday classes meet from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Distance education options are available.

Requirement

Credits

 

Core

 

THEO 1341 Introduction to Liturgy

3

THEO 1320 Introduction to Theology and Biblical Studies

3

PSTR 1372 Cross-Cultural Competencies for Pastoral Ministry

3

PSTR 2091 Retreat, Human Formation (2)

0

THEO 2320 Catholic Biblical Interpretation: Old Testament

3

THEO 2332 Catholic Biblical Interpretation: New Testament

3

PSTR 2373 Hispanic Ministry in the 21st Centry

3

THEO 2382 Sacramental Theology: The Faith Celebrated

3

PSTR 3330 Canon Law for Ministry in Multicultural Communities

3

THEO 3380 Theology of the Creed: The Faith Professed

3

THEO 3385 Moral Theology: The Faith Lived

3

THEO 4385 Catholic Spiritual Traditions: The Faith Prayed

3

 

The Bible

 

PSTR 3360 Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles

3

PSTR 3360 The Prophets and Catholic Social Teaching

3

PSTR 3360 Johanine Writings

3

THEO 4320 Evangelization and the Writings of St. Paul

3

 

Evangelization and Catechetics

 

PSTR 1350 Foundation of Evangelization and Catechesis

3

PSTR 2322 Faith Development & Catechesis in a Multicultural Context

3

PSTR 2352 Catechetical Content, Methods, and Curriculum

3

PSTR 2354 The Baptismal Catechumenate (RCIA) and Catholic Formation

3

 

Pastoral Ministry, the Family and Youth

 

PSTR 3356 Family, Culture and Catechesis

3

PSTR 3358 Youth and Young Adult Ministry

3

PSTR 3360 Marriage and Family in the Catholic Tradition

3

THEO 4348 Theology of the Body

3

Total Requirements

 

45