2012-2013 Catalog 
    
    Nov 22, 2019  
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Attending MCC



Academic Services

Bookstore

Each campus has a bookstore which sells the books and supplies required for MCC classes. The bookstore also sells arts and crafts supplies, clothing with the MCC logo, magazines, calculators, gift items and more.


Challenge Examination

A Challenge Examination is a test that may be taken after enrolling in selected courses offered by the college. By taking a Challenge Exam, students are attempting to officially “test out” of a course. There is no additional fee for a Challenge Exam beyond the regular course tuition and fees.

Students must request to take the exam within the scheduled add/drop period. Not all courses can be challenged. Students should meet with the appropriate academic chair or program director to see if a course has a challenge exam and what its requirements are.

If a “C” or higher is earned on the exam, the student will have successfully completed the course and will not be allowed to attend any further class sessions. The grade received on the challenge exam will appear on the official transcript and will count in the GPA computation.

If the grade earned is less than a “C,” the student has the choice of accepting the exam grade or continuing to attend the class to try to improve the grade. Students will not be allowed to drop or receive a refund for any courses that are challenged.


Advanced Standing (non-traditional) credit

The CLEP, formal military education and high school advanced placement tests are contained in the category of Advanced Standing credit.  A student may earn a maximum of one-third of the credits required for a degree or certificate of proficiency by using Advanced Standing credits.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Many students enter college possessing the knowledge and/or mastery of content in certain subjects. Students are given the opportunity to demonstrate this knowledge and/or mastery through examination. There are many courses available at MCC for students to demonstrate such knowledge. The credits earned from CLEP exams may be applied to degrees, certificates, and AGEC requirements, depending upon the subject area.

The table below shows the CLEP examinations accepted by Mohave Community College, the minimum required scores, and the course(s) awarded if the knowledge and/or mastery is successfully demonstrated. 

Scores must be received directly from the College Board to be considered. The grade of “TC” is posted for those who successfully pass CLEP exams. Students will not be awarded credit for a course that is lower than one in which they are currently enrolled or have previously received credit. CLEP examinations do not count toward VA Educational Benefits, nor will they earn financial assistance through the Financial Aid Department. CLEP credits are considered Advanced Standing (non-traditional) credits, and are therefore subject to those rules. 

The French and Spanish exams have the potential to award credit for more than one course. Only FRE101 and SPA101 are accepted in the AGEC-A and AGEC-B. Other credits, if awarded, may be applied as elective credits, depending upon the program of pursuit at MCC. In exams where two courses that appear in the AGEC’s are awarded, only one course may be applied in the General Education category (i.e. ENG235 and ENG236). The remaining course must be applied to another category or as an elective depending upon the program of pursuit. Please see an MCC advisor for specifics or to answer any questions.

It should be noted that CLEP credits will be re-evaluated upon transfer, so no guarantee can be made that credits accepted by MCC will be accepted by other institutions, and vice versa. Students should contact the institution to which they plan to transfer to determine which exams will be accepted and what scores are required.

Contact a local MCC campus testing center for additional information about CLEP, including tests available, application forms, test registration, costs, score reporting policies and restrictions.

Contact a local MCC campus testing center for information about CLEP, including tests available and accepted at MCC, test scores and credits accepted by MCC, application forms, test registration, costs, score reporting policies and restrictions.

 


                                    COLLEGE-LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP)

SUBJECT EXAMS    

 


Area: Composition and Literature

Exam Title

Exam Score

MCC General Education Category

MCC Course Equivalency

MCC Credit

American Literature

50

Arts and Humanities

ENG 235 & ENG 236

6

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

Arts and Humanities

ENG 137

3

English Literature

50

Arts and Humanities

ENG 233 & ENG 234

6

College Composition Modular

50 + Passing score on the essay portion provided by CLEP and graded by MCC Resident English Faculty

Freshman Composition

ENG 101

3

 

Area: Foreign Languages

Exam Title

Exam Score

MCC General Education Category

MCC Course Equivalency

MCC Credit

Spanish

50

Options (AGEC-A and AGEC-B only)

SPA 101

4

Spanish

55

Options (SPA 101 ONLY in AGEC-A and

             AGEC-B ONLY)

SPA 101 & SPA 102

8

Spanish

66

Options (SPA 101 ONLY in AGEC-A and

             AGEC-B ONLY)

SPA 101 & SPA 102 & SPA 201

12

Spanish

68

Options (SPA 101 ONLY in AGEC-A and

             AGEC-B ONLY)

SPA 101 & SPA 102 & SPA 201& SPA 202

16

 

Area: History and Social Sciences

Exam Title

Exam Score

MCC General Education Category

MCC Course Equivalency

MCC Credit

American Government

50

Social and Behavioral Sciences

POS 120

3

History of the United States I

50

Social and Behavioral Sciences

HIS 131

3

History of the United States II

50

Social and Behavioral Sciences

HIS 132

3

Human Growth and Development

50

None

PSY 245

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

Social and Behavioral Sciences

BUS 207

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

Social and Behavioral Sciences

BUS 206

3

 

Introduction to Psychology

50

Social and Behavioral Sciences

PSY 101

3

Introduction to Sociology

50

Social and Behavioral Sciences

SOC 131

3

Western Civilization I

50

Social and Behavioral Sciences

HIS 135

3

Western Civilization II

50

Social and Behavioral Sciences

HIS 136

3

Area: Science and Mathematics

Exam Title

Exam Score

MCC General Education Category

MCC Course Equivalency

MCC Credit

Chemistry

50

Physical and Biological Sciences

CHM 151

4

College Algebra

50

Mathematics (AGEC-A Only)

MAT 151

4

Calculus

50

Mathematics

MAT 221

4

 

Area: Business

Exam Title

Exam Score

MCC General Education Category

MCC Course Equivalency

MCC Credit

Financial Accounting

50

None

BUS 221

3

Principles of Management

50

None

BUE 120

3

Principles of Marketing

50

None

BUS 161

3

 

 

 


High School Advanced Placement (AP) Test

High school students who successfully complete Advanced Placement courses can shorten the time it takes to complete a college degree. The credits earned from AP exams may be applied to degrees, certificates, and AGEC requirements. Depending upon the subject area, the credits earned from AP exams may be applied to degrees, certificates, and AGEC requirements

Advanced Placement test score standards are decided by each discipline’s state-wide Articulation Task Force (ATF) and approved by the Arizona Academic Program Articulation Steering Committee (APASC). The table below shows the AP examinations accepted by Mohave Community College, the minimum required scores, and the course(s) awarded if the knowledge and/or mastery is successfully demonstrated. 

AP examinations are administered through the College Board. Scores posted on a high school transcript, or the designation of an AP course on a high school transcript, will not justify the awarding of AP credit. Scores must be received directly from the College Board to be considered. The grade of “TC” is posted for those who successfully pass AP exams. Advanced Placement credits are considered Advanced Standing (non-traditional) credits, and are subject to those rules.

The French and Spanish exams have the potential to award credit for more than one course. Only FRE101 and SPA101 are accepted in the AGEC-A and AGEC-B. The other credits, if awarded, may be applied as elective credits, depending upon the program of pursuit at MCC. In exams where two courses that appear in the AGEC’s are awarded, only one course may be applied in the General Education category (i.e. HIS131 and HIS132). The remaining course must be applied to another category or as an elective depending upon the program of pursuit. Please see an MCC advisor for specifics or to answer any questions.

It should be noted that AP credits will be re-evaluated upon transfer, so no guarantee can be made that credits accepted by MCC will be accepted by other institutions, and vice versa. Students should contact the institution to which they plan to transfer to determine which exams will be accepted and what scores are required.  Contact a local MCC advisor for additional information about Advanced Placement exams.

 

 

 

                         ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) Table

Exam Title

Exam Score

MCC General Education Category

MCC Course Equivalency

MCC Credit

American History

4 or 5

Social and Behavioral Sciences

HIS 131 & HIS 132

6

Art History

3, 4, or 5

Humanities and Fine Arts – Humanities

ART 130 and ART 230

6

Art: Studio Art – Drawing

3, 4, or 5

None

ART 121

3

Art: Studio Art – 2D

3, 4, or 5

None

ART 111

3

Art: Studio Art – 3D

3, 4, or 5

None

ART 112

3

Biology

4 or 5

3

Biological and Physical Sciences

Biological and Physical Sciences

BIO 181 & BIO 182

BIO 100

8

4

Chemistry

4 or 5

 

Biological and Physical Sciences

CHM 151 and CHM 152

 

8

 

Calculus

A/B exam

B/C exam

B/C exam

 

3, 4, or 5

4 or 5

3

 

Mathematics

Mathematics

Mathematics

 

MAT 221

MAT 221& MAT 231

MAT 221

 

4

8

4

Economics

Microeconomics

Macroeconomics

 

4 or 5

4 or 5

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Social and Behavioral Sciences

 

BUS 206

BUS 207

 

3

3

English

Literature/Composition

 

4 or 5

 

3 credits of English Composition

 

ENG 101

 

3

Language/Composition

4 or 5

3 credits of English Composition

ENG 101

3

Environmental Science

4 or 5

Biological and Physical Sciences

ENV 101

4

European History

4 or 5

Social and Behavioral Sciences

HIS 135 & HIS 136

6

Music Literature

3, 4, or 5

Humanities and Fine Arts – Humanities

MUS 101

3

Music Theory

3, 4, or 5

Humanities and Fine Arts – Art

MUS 102

2

Physics

Physics B

Physics CE

Physics CM

 

3, 4, or 5

4 or 5

4 or 5

 

Biological and Physical Sciences

Biological and Physical Sciences

Biological and Physical Sciences

 

PHY 111 & PHY 112

PHY 116

PHY 115

 

8

5

5

Political Science

American Government & Politics

 

4 or 5

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences

 

POS 120

 

3

Psychology

4 or 5

Social and Behavioral Sciences

PSY 101

3

Spanish Language

5

4

3

2

Options (SPA101 ONLY in AGEC-A & AGEC-B ONLY)

Options (SPA101 ONLY in AGEC-A & AGEC-B ONLY)

Options (SPA101 ONLY in AGEC-A & AGEC-B ONLY)

Options (SPA101 ONLY in AGEC-A & AGEC-B ONLY)

 

SPA 101, SPA 102, SPA 201 & SPA 202

SPA 101, SPA 102, SPA 201 & SPA 202

SPA 101, SPA 102, SPA 201 & SPA 202

SPA 101, SPA 102

16

16

16

 8

Spanish Language & Literature

5

4

3

2

Options (SPA101 ONLY in AGEC-A & AGEC-B ONLY)

Options (SPA101 ONLY in AGEC-A & AGEC-B ONLY)

Options (SPA101 ONLY in AGEC-A & AGEC-B ONLY)

Options (SPA101 ONLY in AGEC-A & AGEC-B ONLY)

 

SPA 101, SPA 102, SPA 201 & SPA 202

SPA 101, SPA 102, SPA 201 & SPA 202

SPA 101, SPA 102, SPA 201 & SPA 202

SPA 101, SPA 102

16

16

16

 8

Spanish Literature

5

4

3

2

Options (SPA101 ONLY in AGEC-A & AGEC-B ONLY)

Options (SPA101 ONLY in AGEC-A & AGEC-B ONLY)

Options (SPA101 ONLY in AGEC-A & AGEC-B ONLY)

Options (SPA101 ONLY in AGEC-A & AGEC-B ONLY)

 

SPA 101, SPA 102, SPA 201 & SPA 202

SPA 101, SPA 102, SPA 201 & SPA 202

SPA 101, SPA 102, SPA 201 & SPA 202

SPA 101, SPA 102

16

16

16

 8

Statistics

3, 4 or 5

Mathematics (AGEC-A only)

MAT 211

 3

           

 

 


Precollege Studies

Precollege Studies include English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELA), Adult Basic Education (ABE), and General Education Development (GED) programs. These programs are for students whose native language is not English (ELA), who need more intensive academic preparation for college (ABE) and/or need to complete his/her high school diploma (GED).

ABE and GED classes are offered at each campus during both day and evening hours. Classes are designed to meet a variety of student learning styles with focus on providing a quality academic foundation.

ELA classes are only offered at the Bullhead City and Kingman Campuses.

Enrolling in Precollege Studies

Enrollment into Precollege Studies classes is based on scores received on the assessment placement screening. If the student’s scores indicate the need for academic development, the student will receive a report which identifies these specific skills.

To enroll a student must:

  • Attend an orientation class (On-campus orientation classes are held several times a semester.)
  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Not be currently enrolled in another secondary school program
  • Provide proof of legal residency
  • Provide scores from Compass Testing indicate the need for PCS classes

Precollege Studies Assessments

Test of Adult Basic Education Complete Language Assessment System - English (TABE CLAS E)

The TABE CLAS E is the state-mandated test for speakers of other languages and is a requirement for those who are taking an English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELA) ABE grant-funded course. These courses lead to improved skills in listening, speaking, reading, and language arts. A pretest is given during orientation and an appropriate course level is assigned. Students are required to complete a post-test at each level to determine educational gains. If a student is returning after an absence of more than two semesters, the orientation and TABE CLAS E must be retaken.

Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)

The TABE is a state mandated requirement for taking a non-ELA ABE grant-funded course (including GED classes). The courses in this program lead to improved skills in reading, language arts, and math.

The TABE pre-test is taken during the orientation course and appropriate course levels are assigned. Students are required to complete a post-test at each level to determine educational gains. If a student is returning after an absence of two semesters or more, the orientation course and the TABE test must be retaken.

For further information on any aspect of obtaining a GED, contact Precollege Studies at one of the following locations:

Bullhead City Campus 928.704.7786  
Lake Havasu City Campus 928.505.3332  
Neal Campus - Kingman 928.692.3040  
North Mohave Campus 928.875.9120  
E-mail mccged@mohave.edu  

English Language Acquisition for Adults Program (ELA)

These classes are designed for students whose native language is not English.

To enroll a student must:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Not be currently enrolled in another secondary school program
  • Provide proof of legal residency

The ELA process is:

  • Students must attend and complete: ELA 029  and an ELA Orientation for diagnostic screening and placement.
  • Depending on placement, students are enrolled in beginning, intermediate or advanced classes.
  • In each course students will be post-tested to determine if they are prepared to move to the next level.

The objective is to improve the student’s verbal, written and reading English language skills. For more information on ELA educational opportunities, please contact:

Precollege Studies: 928.704.7796  
Spanish: 1.866.664.2832, Ext.1733  

Transitional Studies

Transitional studies include transitional English and transitional math. These courses are for students who need to refresh their skills in English and/or math before taking on the rigor of college freshman classes.

To enroll, a student must:

  • Visit a campus office of student services
  • Take the assessment placement screening
  • Take the diagnostic screening

My Community is a learning community that links two courses together building community among students, between students and their teachers, and provides integration between the academic world and society. The intent is to restructure the student’s time, credit, and learning experiences to build community among students, between students and their teachers, and among faculty members and disciplines to achieve the students’ academic goals.

How does it work?

  • Students are co-enrolled in two theme based courses per semester.
  • Students are provided with a syllabi that is integrated and faculty who teach materials that interact with each other.
  • An embedded counselor will help students with stress, anxiety and development of coping skills, receive further educational materials, and who collaborates with faculty for other student driven needs and spends time in classrooms.
  • Students will have the option of group meetings outside of class for further coursework, studying, and social interaction to maneuver college life.
  • Learning Community Handbook for faculty/student education and referral

Goals for Students:        

  • Improve retention
  • Increase student learning and achievement in addition to achieving lifelong learning skills
  • Promote active learning and teamwork skills
  • Increase entry and completion of certain courses
  • Promote interaction and stronger relationships among faculty and students

Goals for Faculty:   

  • Increase experimentation within curriculum
  • Increase faculty engagement with one another
  • Promote deeper interaction among faculty and students
  • Promote interaction between faculty, administration, the learning assistance center, and other departments 

Library Services

An MCC library is located on each campus and supports the academic programs of Mohave Community College. Each campus library is available for students, faculty, staff, and community members.

The library Web site, www.mohave.edu/library, offers online access from any campus or home to resources such as articles and e-books, as well as a variety of subject specific databases. Each library also provides services including one-on-one research assistance, best-seller collections and access to materials from over 60,000 libraries around the world, available through Inter-Library Loan (ILL).

The library staff is always available to offer research assistance and scheduled research instruction sessions for classes. Contact the campus library for more information.

Send a question through e-mail or chat by clicking on the “Ask a librarian” logo found on the library home page. The MCC library has a collection of many resources including available services:

  • Thousands of circulating book materials
  • Student access computers at each campus library
  • Full-text articles from thousands of periodical titles via online databases
  • Print journals, newspapers and magazines
  • Growing collection of DVDs, talking books, etc.
  • Research Instruction Sessions by appointment
  • Wireless Internet access at each campus library
  • ANGEL access
  • Use of Inter-Library Loan to borrow materials from other colleges/universities
  • Access to research information from home through the library Web page: www.mohave.edu/library using the student’s library card/student ID
  • Send a question or a request through the “Ask a librarian” online form found on the library home page.

Student Records

All inquiries regarding a student’s official records should be made through the Office of the Registrar.

Student Records Confidentiality

Annual Notification: Students will be notified of their FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) rights by publication in the college catalog.


FERPA Information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) affords a student certain rights with respect to his/her education records. A student has the right to:

  1. Inspect and review the student’s own education records within 45 days of the day the college receives a request for access.

    A student should submit, to the registrar, a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The registrar will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the record(s) may be inspected.
     
  2. Request an amendment of the education record that the student believes is inaccurate or misleading. A student may ask the college to amend a record that is believed to be inaccurate or misleading. The written request should be addressed to the registrar, clearly identify the part of the record that is to be changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading.

    If the college decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the college will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
     
  3. Consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the college in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the college has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.

A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

According to FERPA, its amendments and the final rule of the U.S. Department of Education, the only information which may be released without the student’s written consent is directory information. Directory information includes name, address, phone number, date and place of birth, major field of study, and participation in athletic programs, weight and height of athletic team members, most recent previous school attended, dates of attendance, degrees awarded, photographs, e-mail address and enrollment status.

Students currently enrolled may withhold disclosures of “Directory Information” under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. Written notification must be received in the Office of the Registrar prior to the first day of class each semester. Failure on the part of any student to specifically request that “Directory Information” be withheld indicates individual approval for disclosure.


Transcripts

Students requesting MCC transcripts must complete a Transcript Request Form. The form is available at all MCC campuses. It is also available by going to http://www.mohave.edu/documents/Registrar/Transcript_Fee_Announcement.pdf

The student must be sure to sign the form. Student signatures are required in order to release information to the student or any third party.

As noted on the form, it may take up to 10 business days from the receipt of the form in the registrar’s office for the request to be processed.

Students are strongly encouraged to check their MCC online transcript every semester. Any discrepancies that may be on the transcript must be brought to the attention of the registrar’s office within one calendar year of the completion of the course(s) in question. Transcript investigation requests that do not meet the appropriate timeline will not be accepted.

For grade grievances, see the Student Problem Resolution Process for grade review in the Student Handbook.


Distance Education

Distance Education (DE) at Mohave Community College offers flexible alternatives to traditional classroom instruction with the same quality and standards as traditional on-campus courses. Courses are offered via the Internet (online courses), Interactive Television (ITV) and other interactive technologies.

Programs and Courses

Distance Education at MCC provides a wide variety of online courses which can be applied toward an associate’s degree, certificate program, continuing education units, or taken for enrichment. MCC also offers a growing number of certificate and degree courses that can be completed online within the same timeframe as the ground programs. These online programs may be completed within the same time frame online as they can be completed by taking traditional classroom courses. MCC Online provides students with the opportunity to earn certificates and degrees online (not all programs are available). In addition, the wide variety of online courses will apply toward an associate’s degree, certificate program, or used for continuing education units.  Some online courses may be audited for enrichment.

MCC Online

MCC Online provides schedule flexibility and access to a college degree, certificate or courses for students whose personal circumstances make attending regularly scheduled, on-campus classes an inconvenience or impossibility. Online courses differ in length and start at various times throughout the semester. The most current DE course schedule information is available on the MCC Web site at www.mohave.edu at the catalogs/schedule link.

All MCC online courses use the ANGEL Learning System™ (ANGEL). Students may access MCC’s online ANGEL Essentials, an online orientation about ANGEL, at http://angel.mohave.edu or though the MCC Portal, https://mymohave.mohave.edu.

A list of minimum computer hardware, software and Internet connection requirements is provided at http://www.mohave.edu/pages212.asp.  Some courses require supplemental software. These courses are identified within the course schedule.

Interactive Television Courses (ITV)

MCC offers Interactive Television courses, which use audio/video technology to connect campus classrooms where students see, hear and talk with their instructor and classmates at other campuses. The instructor may teach the class from any campus and may rotate between campuses during the semester. ITV courses require on-campus attendance at any of MCC’s campuses and meet at regularly scheduled days and times.

Synchronous Online Courses

MCC now offers a select number of courses that combine the online environment with regularly scheduled class meetings.  These courses use an Internet interactive technology so that the class meetings do not require travel to campus; students may attend class meetings from their home, their workplace; the college library; or any other location, provided they have Internet connectivity at the time of the scheduled class meetings.  Course schedules identify these courses.

Hybrid and Web-Enhanced Courses

Hybrid courses integrate online and in-class instruction in a complementary manner to combine the best features of both. Classroom time is reduced but not eliminated. Actual class meeting times are listed in the course schedule and are specific campus-based using either traditional classrooms or ITV. Hybrid courses require the same computer availability, hardware and software as online courses.

All MCC ITV and on ground courses are Web-enhanced and utilize ANGEL to support the classroom learning experience. Instructors will provide specific directions and guidance for the online portions of Web-enhanced courses. Note: Computers with Web access are available in the MCC libraries at all campuses.

Textbooks and materials for online, ITV and Hybrid classes can be purchased at each campus bookstore.

Success in Distance Education Courses

While online classes offer schedule flexibility, technical capabilities and personal time management/study skills are needed to succeed. Students taking online courses must be accomplished in:

  • Computer operations/concepts
  • E-mail basics
  • Word processing skills
  • Internet/World Wide Web navigation
  • Self-directed study habits
  • Personal time management

Students can find additional “How to Succeed in DE courses” information in the MCC Online Student Guide, located in the MCC Student Handbook, available on the MCC web page, and are encouraged to contact Distance Education to make an appointment with a DE advisor for additional information, advising and support for their online courses.

Technical Assistance

MCC provides a help desk call center to assist students with technical problems. 

Contact DE

Visit www.mohave.edu/de or call the MCC Distance Education Office at 928.757.0867.


Non-Academic Services

Career Services

The career services program offers career counseling for students at Mohave Community College. Students are guided as they discover areas of occupational interest, develop plans for training and/or employment, and take steps that will lead to entry into the job market. For more information, contact an academic advisor.


Disability Services

Each campus has a disability services operations specialist who coordinates assistance to people with disabilities. These individuals help coordinate disability accommodations and referral services for students with documented disabilities. They serve as a connecting link between students with disabilities and the college. Students needing accommodations should contact a disability services operations specialist as soon as possible before registering for classes. The college may require up to six weeks’ notice to provide disability related accommodations. For more information, contact the disability services office at the local campus, or visit the Disability Services webpage at http://www.mohave.edu/pages/253.asp.

Neal Campus-Kingman and North Mohave Campus: Deborah Vandevier, MCC Director of Disability Services, Phone: 928-757-0813, Email: dvandevier@mohave.edu

Bullhead City Campus: Cindy Newman, Phone: 928-704-7794, Email: cnewman@mohave.edu

Lake Havasu City Campus: Amy Teel, Phone: 928-680-5946, Email: ateel@mohave.edu


Food Services

All four campuses have food vending areas.


Housing

Mohave Community College does not have residence halls.


Parking

Student parking is provided at MCC campuses. Student and guest driving behavior should be consistent with laws and regulations established by the state and with those established by the college. Vehicles parked illegally will be towed at the owner’s expense. Students must obtain an MCC parking sticker from campus student services at the time of registration.


Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

MCC features a variety of programs designed to assist its students and the communities it serves. Business owners and those who would like to start their own business are encouraged to use the free counseling services that are available through the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Assistance can be obtained by contacting the SBDC at 928.757.0894.


Student Life

MCC offers many opportunities for student growth outside the classroom. To get the most out of college, students are encouraged to participate in the cultural, social, enrichment and recreational activities offered.


Academic Expectations

General Education Philosophy

MCC recognizes that learning is a lifelong process of analysis and synthesis through which students incorporate into their own world views the traditional and cumulative knowledge of human experience. MCC’s general education curriculum has been designed to expand students’ awareness of the diversity of human knowledge and accomplishment and to expand their conceptual framework beyond that of any single academic discipline. MCC’s general education curriculum provides a foundation for students in the academic areas of knowledge, and provides students with the skills necessary to successfully navigate in a complex and diverse world.

The general education curriculum at MCC is designed to provide students with the following:

  • Aesthetic Sensibilities
  • Communication Skills
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Global Awareness
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Techniques of Inquiry
  • Technological Competency

Writing Across the Curriculum

Mohave Community College firmly supports the idea that writing can be used to improve education. Writing is a basic and fundamental communication skill. Students who write in their respective content areas will learn more and retain what they learn better than those who don’t. Courses in the core curriculum have been identified as “Writing Across the Curriculum” courses. These courses will require written assignments for which both the content and the writing skills will be evaluated. MCC believes that such a program will increase the writing ability of students and will directly affect their success at transfer institutions and in the business where they may be employed.  Those who write well will increase the probability of their success in whatever field or profession they choose to pursue.


Student Conduct

Mohave Community College recognizes that all students, as members of the College community, enjoy the freedom of speech and assembly, freedom of association, freedom of the press, right of petition and the right of due process. These rights do not come without responsibilities and respect for others in the College community. Attendance at MCC is a privilege and not a right, and enrollment at Mohave Community College carries with it obligations in regard to conduct, both in and out of the classroom. Students are responsible for knowing and understanding the contents of this Code. Students are responsible for abiding by the laws governing the College and are expected to observe standards of conduct set by the College. Please visit www.mohave.edu and click on the link in the right column to view the Student Code of Conduct.
 

Student Academic Honor Code

To support a climate of academic honesty, Mohave Community College adopts an Honor Policy that reflects the fundamental right of all students to an education based on a code of academic integrity and responsibility within the college community. The Honor Policy gives the responsibility for assuring academic integrity to the entire college academic community: students, faculty and the academic administration. Mohave Community College expects students to engage in all academic pursuits in a manner that is beyond reproach, and it expects faculty and the academic administration to fully support the MCC Honor Policy. Students found in violation of the Honor Policy that follows are subject to academic, and where appropriate, disciplinary penalty.

 

Academic Honor Code

The Honor Code is the promise made by all members of the Mohave Community College community to uphold the MCC Honor Policy.
 

The Code states:

We, the members of the Mohave Community College academic community hereby resolve to uphold individually and collectively the honor of the college by doing all that is within our power to prevent any form of dishonesty in our academic work, including, but not limited to, refusing to participate in any acts of cheating, fabrication, stealing, plagiarism, misrepresentation, collusion or facilitating the academic dishonesty of another.

Student Behavior

Mohave Community College acknowledges that in the course of discussion, debate and classroom lectures, individuals may find certain topics disagreeable or uncomfortable.

These circumstances are an inevitable component of the learning process and should not be considered detrimental when conducted with respect and courtesy. However, Mohave Community College has zero tolerance for threatening or violent language or behavior among its employees, students, or visitors. Examples of such behavior include but are not limited to: threats of intended violence against persons or property, physical assault on persons or property, verbal assault such as name calling, degrading, screaming, threatening, criticizing, berating or humiliating, comments of intentional racial, ethnic, religious or sexual insult, actions of harassment such as bullying, hazing, pushing or stalking and other demonstrations of immediate or planned violence. Weapons of any kind are prohibited on campus or at any off-campus college function unless specifically approved as part of a classroom activity. Offenders will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Attendance

Regular, punctual attendance is recommended in all credit courses. Any class or lab session missed, regardless of cause, reduces the opportunity for learning and may affect achievement. Students are responsible for notifying the instructor of any anticipated absences. The instructor has the prerogative to decide whether the student will be permitted to make up work missed during the absence. Programs involving clinical or off-campus assignments may require telephone notice of all absences. The college has no leave of absence policy for students. Instructors are encouraged to be considerate of students with special circumstances.

Participation

Each instructor will inform students by means of a syllabus of class participation requirements at the first class meeting. Instructors of Mohave Community College are required to include points for classroom participation. These points make up no less than 15 percent of the total points for the course.

Academic Amnesty

Mohave Community College permits students to have up to two consecutive terms of 100-and 200-level coursework excluded from figuring in their cumulative grade point average. Academic amnesty can be granted only once and is irrevocable. It applies to ALL 100-and 200-level courses in the entire term, no matter what the grade (A-F).

Since all amnesty designated grades remain on the student’s transcript, other educational institutions may consider all coursework listed on the transcript when a student transfers. Amnesty will not remove probation/dismissal designations, nor will it assist in obtaining financial aid eligibility.  Its primary assistance will be for those trying to raise their cumulative GPA to a minimum of 2.0 to meet eligibility for graduation (in cases where all other requirements have been met).

As per federal financial aid regulations, amnestied courses must still count toward maximum time frame financial aid eligibility.

The coursework to be amnestied must have been taken at least five years previous to the time of the request. Example: a petition for courses taken in the fall semester of 2012 cannot be submitted until the end of the fall semester of 2017. This request cannot be processed if the student is indebted to the college in any way.

Use of Electronic Devices

The use of cell phones and all other electronic devices during testing situations is strictly prohibited.

Zero-Level Courses

Zero-level courses are pass/fail (S/U) graded courses and are not intended for college transfer. They do not count toward degree or certificate requirements and are not part of the grade point average calculation. However, zero-level courses may be required prior to enrollment into a course(s) needed for graduation. This would be determined by assessment testing and degree/certificate requirements.

Dean’s List

Students who, in the semester under consideration, have earned at least 12 semester hours in courses numbered 100 or above with a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better, are eligible for the dean’s list. Students who have met the qualifications will be recognized as superior students by the college, and their names will be published on the dean’s list each semester.

Students receiving a grade of “I” may be eligible for retroactive placement on the list upon conversion of the “I” to a permanent grade.

Student Honors List

Part-time students who have accumulated 12 or more credit hours of 100 level or above may be eligible for the honors list. To qualify for the list, students must have completed a minimum of six credits in courses numbered 100 or above, with a semester GPA of 3.5 or better, in the semester under consideration. Students who qualify for this list will be recognized by the college and their names will be published on the honors list.

Students receiving a grade of “I” may be eligible for retroactive placement on the list upon conversion of the “I” to a permanent grade.

Academic Probation

A student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA) must remain at a minimum of 2.0 or better for a student to continue working toward a degree/certificate without restrictions.

If the student’s cumulative GPA falls below the minimum of 2.0, the student will be placed on academic probation. The student will remain on academic probation as long as his/her semester or summer GPA is 2.0 or above and his/her cumulative GPA is less than 2.0. If, while the student is on academic probation, s/he earns less than a 2.0 GPA for the following semester or summer term, s/he will be academically dismissed. While on probation, the student will be limited to a maximum course load of 10 credit hours per semester or six (6) credit hours per summer term.

When the student improves his/her cumulative GPA to equal to or higher than the minimum, the student will be removed from academic probation. The GPA must remain at 2.0 or higher to avoid academic probation.

Academic Dismissal

Academic dismissal is defined as: the written notification from the registrar that the student has been dismissed from MCC for one semester (fall/spring) on the basis of his/her academic record. Students meeting the criteria for academic probation for two consecutive semesters will be subject to dismissal. Students who have been dismissed and want to reapply can do so after one semester of non-registration by following the procedure listed below.

Readmission for Academically Dismissed Students

Students who are academically dismissed cannot enroll in any classes during the fall/spring semester following their dismissal. Those who wish to be considered for readmission after that semester must seek approval from their local campus academic chair. A request for re-admission must be made in writing and must include reasons why readmission should be considered. If the request is approved, the student will be required to meet with a campus director of student services to formulate a detailed plan for course completion. Students who are readmitted will have a restricted academic load. Upon readmission, the campus academic chair will notify the registrar and the Offices of Instruction and Student Services of the decision and explain the academic restrictions. Readmission to the college does not necessarily mean readmission to a specific program.

Student Guarantee Program

Any associate of applied science graduate who is judged by his/her employer to be lacking in the technical job skills identified in the exit competencies for his/her specific degree program will be provided up to nine tuition-free credit hours of additional skill training if s/he meet all of the following conditions:

  • The graduate must have earned the AAS degree, by or after May 1990, in an occupational program identified in the college catalog.
  • The graduate must have completed the AAS degree at MCC (with a majority of the credits being earned at MCC) and must have completed the degree within a four-year time span.
  • Graduates must be employed full-time in an area directly related to the area of program concentration.
  • Employment must commence within 12 months of graduation.
  • The employer must certify, in writing, that the employee is lacking entry-level skills identified by MCC as the employee’s program competencies and must specify the areas of deficiency within 90 days of the graduate’s initial employment.
  • The employer, graduate, faculty and academic chair are to develop a written education plan for retraining. The plan is to be approved by the dean of instruction.
  • Retraining will be limited to nine credit hours related to the identified skill deficiency and those classes regularly scheduled during the period covered by the retraining plan.
  • All retraining must be completed within a calendar year from the time the educational plan is agreed upon.
  • The graduate and/or employer is responsible for cost of books, insurance, uniforms, fees and other course-related expenses.
  • The guarantee does not imply that the graduate will pass any licensing or qualifying examination.
  • The graduate’s sole remedy against MCC and its employees for skill deficiencies shall be limited to nine credit hours of tuition-free education under conditions described above.

Grading Standards

Grades

At the end of the semester, students will receive grades in each of their courses.

MCC does not require a mid-term grade. However, students doing below-average work will be notified by the faculty member. Grades will not be recorded for cancelled courses.

MCC student grades are available online at https://jics.mohave.edu. If students believe they have been given an unfair grade, they may pursue an appeal of the grade by following the procedure specified in the MCC Student Handbook located at www.mohave.edu.

Grading System

All grades earned will remain on the official transcript. Letter grades earn grade points according to the “Grading Standard” schedule.

Grading Standards

  
Mastery of course objective with outstanding quality of academic achievement A 4
Mastery of course objectives with high quality of academic achievement B 3
Mastery of all course objectives C 2
Mastery of some course objectives D 1
Lack of mastery of course objectives F 0
Mastery of course objectives (C or better) in Zero level courses S 0
Lack of mastery of course objectives in Zero level courses U 0
Adequate progress in early course objectives; mastery of all course objectives has not yet been met. PCS/ELA prefixes only PR 0
Withdrawal W 0
Must be requested by the student with the appropriate form within the official withdrawal period. Students not completing the appropriate withdrawal procedure will receive a “U” or an “F” in the course.
Administrative Withdrawal WR1 0
This grade is given by faculty to a student who is enrolled, but who has never attended or participated.    
Administrative Withdrawal WR2 0
This grade is given by administration to a student for NON-PAYMENT.    
Administrative Withdrawal WR3 0
This grade is given by administration to a student for disruptive behavior.    
Administrative Withdrawal WR4 0
This grade is given by administration when the student is deceased.    
Audit AU 0
No credit    
Incomplete I 0

A temporary designation generally given only in an emergency situation, such as illness, which results in the student’s inability to complete objectives. A student must have successfully completed 75 percent of the course objectives, as determined by the instructor for the “I” designation.

This “I” designation must be changed to a permanent grade other than “W” within a period of time determined by the faculty member at the time the “I” designation is assigned. The period to complete objectives shall not exceed seven weeks after the last official day of the course, or the course grade will be converted to an “F.”

A written agreement by the faculty member specifying the necessary objectives and period of time within which they need to be completed shall be sent to the student with a copy to the student’s permanent file in the Office of the Registrar.

Graduation

Requirements

To earn a degree, students must have acquired a minimum of one-third of the required 100-level or above credit hours at MCC. These hours must count toward the degree being earned.

To earn a certificate of proficiency, students must have acquired a minimum of one third of the required 100-level or above credit hours at MCC. These hours must count toward the certificate being earned.

Students must meet MCC’s ongoing enrollment requirements in order to be subject to the catalog of initial enrollment. Students not meeting MCC’s ongoing enrollment requirements will fall under the catalog requirements currently in effect.

Substitution of a course must be requested, in writing, by a director of student services or an academic and career advisor and approved by the appropriate academic chair or program director. The Course Substitution Form must be submitted by the academic chair/program director to the Office of the Registrar for final posting.

All degrees, certificates and AGEC course blocks require a “C” or better in each course and a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better.

Students must have resolved any indebtedness to the college before their degree/ certificate is awarded.

Students who apply to graduate and do not complete all requirements by the end of the term for which they applied must reapply to graduate.

Students who apply to graduate and are not currently enrolled at MCC, must apply within two full semesters (fall/spring, spring/fall) of their last date of attendance. If they do not apply within that time frame, the application will automatically be assigned to the current catalog, and the student will have to meet that catalog’s graduation requirements.

Application for Graduation

Students must meet with their local campus advising staff for initial review of their degree/certificate of proficiency program requirements at least one semester before applying for graduation.

Students must meet with their local campus advising staff to complete a graduation application during their anticipated semester of completion.

Completed graduation applications must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the following dates: November 1 for December graduates, March 1 for May graduates, March 1 for summer graduates planning to attend the annual commencement ceremony in May and June 1 for all other summer graduates.

Evaluation of Graduation Applications

The registrar evaluates the Graduation Application by reviewing a student’s MCC transcript, applicable transfer credits, and cumulative grade point average.

Note: Transfer classes count toward total credits earned for graduation, but are not calculated in the graduating student’s cumulative GPA.

If a student has met all degree/certificate of proficiency requirements, approval is given by the registrar for the awarding of the degree/certificate, and the degree/certificate is then posted on the student’s transcript.

Degrees and certificates of proficiency are mailed by the Office of the Registrar.

Students should allow a minimum of 10 business weeks after the end of the graduation term for applications to be processed.

Graduation with Honors

To graduate with Honors, Degree Students must:

  • Have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours of their degree program at MCC.
  • Have an overall cumulative 3.75 GPA for all MCC courses completed by the end of the semester in which they have applied for graduation.

To graduate with Honors, Certificate of Proficiency students must:

  • Have completed a minimum of one half of their certificate program at MCC.
  • Have an overall cumulative 4.0 GPA for all MCC courses completed by the end of the semester in which they have applied for graduation.

Commencement Ceremony

MCC conducts one formal commencement ceremony each May. Students who have filed a graduation application by the appropriate deadlines may participate in the ceremony. Students must purchase a cap and gown to be eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony. Caps, gowns, and commencement announcements are available at local MCC campus bookstores. Participation in the commencement ceremony does not guarantee graduation. Students who are receiving a certificate of completion are not eligible for commencement.


 

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