The material is not that hard, it's mainly about cell biology and genetics. It's all very, very interesting which makes it less hard. It's just a lot of writing (and you also need to come up with application paragraphes which can be really challenging!) and reading. You'll definitely get a good grade if you spend 8-10hrs/week on this class. That is the 16 week class. If you're combining it with work and other classes I would not recommend the accelerated version.
I spent about 3hrs/week on MAT142, but we only had a quiz every other week. That truly was the easiest math class I ever took! And it's all the math you'll ever need in real life!
The course load is really hard for me this semester and I'm actually growing tired of spending so much time on school! Haha! But the good news is that I can apply to the nursing program as soon as I'm done with PSY101, that's in March! That makes it all worth it!
You do know about the changes to the MCC nursing program application, right? The only true pre-req's now are BIO201, PSY101, CHM130+lab, and MAT122 or higher. So you'll be ready to apply in another semester and a half!
Good luck, again! And it's nice sharing experiences with other Rio students!