2018-2019 Catalog 
    
    Oct 17, 2018  
2018-2019 Catalog

Course Delivery Options



Hybrid Courses

Hybrid courses integrate face-to-face and online instruction in a complementary manner to combine the best features of both. This definition is provided for clarification only.

  • Actual face-to-face class meeting times and locations are listed on the course schedule and a designation is made on the schedule which identifies the course as a hybrid course.
  • The remaining ‘course time’ is comprised of direct instruction in an online environment in which content is delivered (examples include: videos, narrated PowerPoint presentations, discussions, live webinars), learning activities are structured and interaction occurs either synchronously and/or asynchronously, typically through MCC’s learning management system and/or one or more interactive technologies.
  • All hybrid courses require students and instructors to have the same computer access, internet connectivity, hardware and software as online courses.

Online Courses

Online courses are those courses where the content is delivered either asynchronously and/or synchronously via the Internet using a course or learning management system.

  • Synchronous online courses may be broadcast from an on-campus location, and may even have students physically present within the on-ground classroom environment. These synchronous classes are considered to be online courses and are managed in the same manner as asynchronous online courses.
  • Instructors of online courses are required to provide the same amount of direct instructional time that would be provided in a traditional on-ground course (examples of direct instruction include, but are not limited to: videos/lectures created by the course instructor, narrated PowerPoint presentations created by the course instructor, instructor participation in discussions, webinars, and online supplemental instruction).

Web-enhanced Courses

All MCC traditionally-delivered on-ground (non-distance education) academic credit courses are web-enhanced courses. This definition is provided for clarification only.

  • Web-enhanced courses are campus or center based, with face-to-face instruction, and utilize MCC’s learning management system (LMS) through which students can access course syllabi and other instructional materials (i.e. ‘handouts’, assignments, assessments, etc.).
  • The LMS also provides students with direct online access to grades as well as facilitates communication with the course instructor(s).
  • Class meeting times and locations for these courses are listed in the course schedule.
  • All resident and associate faculty are required to web-enhance their traditionally-delivered on-ground courses. At a minimum, faculty in traditionally-delivered on-ground courses must post the course syllabus and update student grades on a weekly basis in the LMS. In efforts to move toward more paperless operations, faculty should also post all handouts in an electronic format on the LMS.

Dual Enrollment

MCC has established agreements with local high schools to offer selected courses at no cost to qualified students. Dual Enrollment courses are offered in both academic and vocational areas at the high schools. Students who successfully complete dual enrollment courses receive high school and college credit.

There are several benefits of dual enrollment including the convenience of taking college courses on the high school campus during its regular hours. In addition, courses and textbooks are free to all qualified students enrolled in dual enrollment courses. These cost savings represent a considerable advantage to students and their families who can save up to two years’ worth of college tuition and material costs.

Because MCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, many courses transfer to other colleges and universities. Dual enrollment courses prepare students for university transfer and for occupational careers.

For more information regarding participating schools or related resources, visit the Dual Enrollment webpage, an area high school guidance counselor, and/or call MCC Connect.


Pre-College Studies

The Pre-College Studies program offers several opportunities for students including Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Education Development (GED), English Language Acquisition (ELA), and Transitional Studies (TRE/TRM) courses. For additional information, see Pre-College Studies   and/or call MCC Connect.


Lower-Division Courses

All of the 100-200 level courses MCC offers are considered lower-division courses. Lower-division courses generally focus on foundational theories, concepts, perspectives, principles, methods, and procedures of critical thinking in order to provide a broad basis for more advanced courses. The primary intent of lower-division coursework is to equip students with the general education needed for advanced study, to expose students to the breadth of different fields of study, and to provide a foundation for specialized upper-division coursework offered at the universities. Such courses have one or more of the following four purposes:

  • To acquaint students with the breadth of (inter) disciplinary fields in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, and to the historical and contemporary assumptions and practices of professional fields.
  • To introduce essential skills of literacy (e.g., information gathering, reading, and writing), language, (e.g., oral communication, language, and culture other than English), numeracy, and sciences to prepare for continuing work in any field of higher education.
  • To develop specific occupational skills designed to lead directly to employment based on a two-year program of study.
  • To lay the foundation for upper-division coursework and to begin development of analytical thinking and theoretical application.

Upper-division courses are specialized, in-depth, and advanced, and these courses emphasize problem-solving, analytical thinking skills, and theoretical applications.


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 placement testing and degree/certificate requirements.


Externships, Internships, and Practical Training

Mohave Community College maintains supervision and control of the students’ activities at the institution. Each Externship/Internship has an assigned instructor, class is attended on a weekly basis, and assignments are required to complete the course.