Congratulations on joining the Mohave Community College family! We are excited you have decided to become a Bighorn and believe you are making a great decision to improve your life through higher education.
Our ultimate goal is to improve the lives of the students we serve and the communities in which we live. With more than 60 degree and certificate programs, we have the program that will help you achieve your academic and career goals. Whether it be a transfer degree, an associate’s, or certificate in one of our many Career & Technical Education or Healthcare programs, we will help you quickly get on a desired career path.
You may decide to earn an associate’s degree in art, business, or science while simultaneously completing the first two years of study toward a bachelor’s degree. By starting first at MCC and then transferring to one of our university partners, you will save approximately $15,000 in tuition alone on your bachelor’s degree.
MCC works hard to increase educational attainment levels in our region, and ensure everyone has access to affordable higher education. We strive to inspire excellence through innovation and empower students to succeed. When you succeed, MCC succeeds and the communities we serve benefit.
I know college will be challenging and that is why MCC has a Student Success Center staffed with people who can help you along the way. We offer free tutoring, assistance with math, a free and confidential counseling service, and much more. Our faculty are known for their thoughtful and caring approach to teaching and learning. Take the time to get to know them and seek assistance when needed. We all are here to help you overcome obstacles and get your degree or certificate.
Remember, MCC is your college. Make the most out of your experience, achieve at a high level, utilize the resources available, get involved, make a difference, and succeed at all your academic endeavors.
Welcome to the MCC family and GO Bighorns!
Stacy Klippenstein, EdD, President
Mohave Community College (MCC) is a comprehensive community college located in Mohave County, in the northwest corner of Arizona. Mohave County, the fifth largest county in the United States, includes portions of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River, and it borders California, Nevada, and Utah. The college service area is approximately 13,311 square miles with a population of slightly more than 200,000 residents (U.S. Census 2010).
Mohave Community College was established as a county college by a vote of the people in October 1970. Recognizing the vastness of the service area, the first Board of Governors made a commitment to establish three main campus sites. In June 1971, J. Leonard and Grace Neal donated 160 acres of land in Kingman where the college’s first facilities were developed. The college then began operating out of temporary facilities in Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City. In 1972, land was acquired through the Bureau of Land Management for the development of facilities in Bullhead City; in the same year, the Lake Havasu City Campus was developed on the site of an old printing facility that was purchased by the college.
In the early years, MCC courses were occupational in nature, but soon the college began developing academic programs, including university-transfer courses. In 1974, Mohave Community College’s plan for integration into the state system was signed into law, and the college became part of the Arizona State System of Community Colleges.
In 1981, MCC received full accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA); during the following year, the college received accreditation of its associate degree nursing program. In 1988, the college expanded its telecommunications system to the North Campus in Colorado City, which connected the northernmost section of the county to the three southern campuses. Colorado City is located on the Arizona-Utah border on the north rim of the Grand Canyon. This area, referred to as the “Arizona Strip,” includes 7,800 square miles of land and a sparse population that was, for most of its history, cut off from the rest of the state and county. The difficulty of access created by the Grand Canyon was bridged by the advent of telecommunications, which made access to post-secondary education possible for every resident in the entire county.
Bullhead City is a popular river community located along more than 10 miles of the Colorado River, which attracts a large summer population of boating and water-sport enthusiasts. As the city with the largest land mass in the county, Bullhead City’s 59 square miles include a range of housing from exclusive residential developments to riverside mobile home and RV parks where visitors from the northern states and Canada reside during the winter.
Located on the borders of California and Nevada, Bullhead City is driving distance from many national attractions including the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, and Las Vegas, Nevada. Bullhead City’s residents and visitors enjoy year-round sunshine and short-sleeves weather, but the arid desert climate does range dramatically depending on the season. Summers can include days as hot as 110°F while winter days range between 65-75°F. Winter nights can approach freezing temperatures, and summer heat waves have reported temperatures over 120°F. Spring and fall seasons are the most popular when the temperatures are comfortable and outdoor activities including golf, motorcycling, sports, jet-skiing, fishing, and boating can be enjoyed.
The Bullhead City campus houses a library and a computer center, as well as the state-of-the-art Legacy II building that is home to the Radiologic Technology program and the Emergency Medical Technician program. This building includes state-of-the-art biological science facilities including an autoclave. The Legacy I building houses a clinical lab and classroom facility to support the Dental programs, as well as the Nursing program. Both buildings were funded by the Baptist Hospitals and Health Systems (BHHS) Legacy Foundation, a local philanthropic foundation that supports many expansion projects on the Bullhead City campus. Other programs unique to the Bullhead City campus are the Automotive Collision Technology program and the Culinary Arts program.
Kingman is the Mohave County seat and has an area population of more than 50,000 residents within its 30 square miles of arid desert and mountains. Located on historic Route 66, it is the gateway to the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Hoover Dam, and Lake Mead. With excellent nearby outdoor resources including 1,000 miles of freshwater shoreline, 8,000-foot-high Hualapai Mountains, wilderness areas, and historic mining camps, there are choices galore for outdoor buffs, including hunting, fishing, hiking, and wildlife observation. Kingman’s elevation, at 3,336 feet, provides an ideal southwestern climate that is neither too hot nor too cold. Summer days hover around 100°F and winter days range between the mid-50s to the lower 60s; however, winter nights have been known to fall below freezing temperatures and snow flurries occasionally create a beautiful, if short-lived, winter scene.
Kingman has a rich past that is colored with gold, silver, copper, and turquoise. The area’s mining history draws people from all corners of the world. Kingman’s history includes a significant contribution to the war efforts during World War II when the Kingman Army Airfield, a U.S. Army Air Force (USA-AF) airfield, was founded as an aerial gunnery training base. More than 35,000 soldiers and airmen were trained in Kingman until after the war when the airfield served as a model reclamation site for obsolete military aircraft.
The Kingman campus features a Welding Technology facility and science laboratory. In addition, many of the college-wide services and administrative offices are located on this campus. A few miles from campus, near the healthcare hub of the community, the Detroit Avenue Center was built by the MCC Foundation on land donated to MCC by the late Dr. John Lingenfelter and his wife, Diana, to support the Nursing program. The facility includes technology-enhanced classrooms, an interactive television classroom, a nursing lab, and a simulation lab featuring SimMan® and SimBaby®. In 2016, MCC unveiled its new technology savvy facilities with a state-of-the-art student services center and renovated campus center which includes upgraded classrooms, library, Student Success Center, and one of the largest community multi-purpose rooms in Kingman.
Home to the world-famous London Bridge, Lake Havasu City is both a water-lover’s paradise and a desert-lover’s dream. Founded in 1964, the 42-square-mile city was incorporated in 1978 and now has a population of 55,000. With more than 350 days of sunshine per year, Lake Havasu City is ideal for golf, boating, and desert tours. Lake Havasu City features exceptional water sports, including fishing, skiing, kayaking, and house-boating. Lake Havasu City is also a popular “spring break” destination for university students from all over the nation; it has been featured during MTV’s Spring Break coverage twice. The city also hosts many sporting events from the International World Jet Ski Final Races to the Western Winter Blast pyrotechnics convention.
The Lake Havasu campus is home to the Hodel Library that is open to the public. Students and faculty alike enjoy the variety of campus art and science installations including one dedicated to the study of Mohave County geology. The campus’s science facility supports a respected science department where faculty and students engage in active research projects in and around the Lake Havasu area and an Industrial Technology and Art building that houses both HVAC and Welding programs as well Art, Lapidary and Silversmithing. Program offerings in the health professions include Emergency Medical Services, Medical Assisting, and Nursing. Also included are two programs that are unique to the Lake Havasu City campus, Physical Therapist Assistant and Surgical Technology. All have industry standard laboratories where students can practice utilizing the same equipment, tools and instruments that are currently being used in hospitals and health care facilities.
The North Mohave Campus is located in Colorado City, adjacent to Hildale, Utah, its twin city across the border. Located on the Arizona-Utah border in what is called the “Arizona Strip,” Colorado City is a gateway to the stretch of unspoiled land separated by the Colorado River’s Grand Canyon and the state of Utah. Colorado City has a four-season climate with low temperatures in the 20s and high temperatures around 90°F in the summer. Its elevation above 5,000 feet provides opportunities for residents to enjoy winter sports including downhill and cross-country skiing. Summer days are perfect for hiking the Vermillion Cliffs while other nearby local attractions provide insights to the local history and culture. The Arizona Strip outside of Colorado City offers access to many natural wonders, attractions, and outdoor activities, and is favorably located near St. George, Utah, near both Zion and Bryce National Parks.
The North Mohave Campus provides area residents with a broad range of general education courses that articulate to area colleges and universities. The Nursing, Elementary Education, and Fire Science/EMT programs are particularly robust and many students opt to complete their coursework using innovative technologies including a face-to-face interactive video classroom.
Mission, Goals, Values, and Vision Statement
Mission Statement: The mission of Mohave Community College is to be a learning‐centered institution, serving all constituencies, inspiring excellence through innovation and empowering students to succeed.
Goals: Mohave Community College strives to provide high quality, affordable and accessible higher education to all who seek it. Educational: Support an academic learning-centered community through implementation of quality teaching initiatives, professional development, integration of learning technology, development of partnerships, delivery of effective student support services, and by providing accurate information and advising. Cultural: Become a conduit between businesses, organizations, foundations and the arts to strengthen understanding of the world through education. Civic: Promote active citizenship within the college community. Resources: Provide resources needed to achieve the mission and vision.
- Building a Better Tomorrow through Learning: Learning is the core of the Mohave Community College mission. We acknowledge the importance of continuous learning to ensure the best possible future for everyone.
- Accountability for the Future: The decisions made today affect individuals in the future. At Mohave Community College, we accept responsibility for our actions and decisions. We hold ourselves accountable to our students, our communities, and to the generations who come after us. MCC decisions will be designed to fulfill our vision for the future, aiming to achieve reliable, long-term improvements over short-term expediency.
- Integrity: We remain committed to our values. Our decisions are consistently and courageously made in alignment with our convictions. We consciously foster an atmosphere of openness and trust, making data-driven decisions that are balanced by a cultivated sense of compassion.
- Responsiveness: We take pride in flexibly responding to our changing environment, promptly providing programs that are needed by our students and communities.
- Quality: We aim for excellence in all that we do while embracing the concept of efficiency.
- Providing a Supportive Environment: Mohave Community College is committed to student success. We show respect to all and work to overcome barriers to honesty, trust and sincerity. We take pride in providing friendly service to our students and communities.
- Having Fun: We embrace the concept of having fun and finding joy in our work and services.
Vision Statement: Mohave Community College is recognized as the center of educational, cultural and civic activities by the communities it serves.
Mohave Community College is a fully accredited member of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411, 800.621.7440 or 312.263.0456; email: email@example.com. MCC has been accredited since 1981. Accreditation is renewed every 10 years, and MCC is recommended for accreditation through the 2022-2023 academic year. If you have a question regarding institutional accreditation, please contact the Office of Compliance and Accreditation.
The Mohave Community College Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 800.621.8099 or 312.440.4653, or at the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation, 211 East Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611-2678.
The Mohave Community College AAS Nursing Program including advanced placement options is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404.975.5000, Fax 404.975.5020. The Registered Nursing Refresher, Nursing Assistant, and Practical Nursing programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing, 4747 N 7th St., Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85014, 602.771.7800, Fax 602.771.7888. The Assisted Living Caregiver Program is approved by the Board of Examiners of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers (NCIA), 1400 W. Washington, Suite B-8, Phoenix, AZ 85007, 602.364.2273, Fax 602.542.8316.
The Mohave Community College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
The Mohave Community College EMS program (EMT and paramedic education) are approved and authorized by:
Arizona Department of Health Services
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
150 North 18th Ave Suite 540
Phoenix, AZ 85007
The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Mohave Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; telephone: 703.706.3245; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; web site: www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 928-505-3347 or email email@example.com.
The Mohave Community College Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312.704.5300, Fax 312.704.5304; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mohave Community College Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 US Highway 19 N., Ste. 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727.210.2350, in cooperation with the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), 6 West Dry Creek, Suite 110, Littleton, CO 80120-8031, 303.694.9262, Fax 303.741.3655.
General Education Philosophy
Mohave Community College’s general education emphasizes breadth of knowledge and academic skills to complement the depth of knowledge students will acquire in the individual major. The general education curriculum at MCC is designed to provide students with the following:
Aesthetic Sensibilities: An awareness of creative expression in the world around us.
Communication Skills: The ability to effectively convey meaning through various media on both personal and professional levels.
Critical Thinking Skills and Problem-Solving: The ability to analyze data and arrive at logical and defensible conclusions.
Cultural Diversity and Global Awareness: Recognition of relationships and differences in values, customs, and norms of diverse global communities.
Techniques of Inquiry: The ability to use standardized methodological framework to collect, analyze, interpret, and present findings.
Technological Competency: A proficiency in utilizing technology on both personal and professional levels.
Writing Across the Curriculum
Mohave Community College firmly supports a “Writing Across the Curriculum” program as a method of enhancing student achievement in educational and occupational endeavors. General Education core courses require the integration of writing and writing process in the respective discipline. These courses will require written assignments for which both the content and the writing skill will be evaluated. Feedback will be given to the students to improve their written communication skills. It is a firm belief of the college that such a program will increase the writing ability of students and, hence, will directly affect their success at transfer institutions and in the business sector.
Equal Opportunity Policy Statement
Mohave Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, color, race, religious preference, age, disability, national origin, veteran status or any other legally protected class in any of its policies, practices, or procedures, and is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, contact the Human Resources Office at 928.681.5624, 1971 Jagerson Ave., Kingman, AZ 86409. Grievance procedures are available at the Mohave Community College libraries in Bullhead City, Colorado City, Kingman, and Lake Havasu City.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement
Mohave Community College strives to facilitate, within reason, appropriate resources, services and auxiliary aids to allow each qualified person with a documented disability equitable access to educational programs, social experiences, and career opportunities. The Compliance Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer shall act as ADA coordinators for the College to oversee compliance in the areas of facilities, student accommodations, and employment practices.
Anti-Discrimination Policy Statement
Mohave Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sex, age, religion, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or sexual orientation in its educational programs and activities or employment practices.
Discrimination includes harassment, which includes a wide range of abusive and humiliating verbal or physical behaviors that are directed against a particular person or persons because of one of the above named qualities. This includes creating a “hostile environment” where the conduct is sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the conditions of the person’s employment or educational experience at the College. Members of the College community have a responsibility to report discrimination and those in supervisory roles are obligated to take action to correct it. Any person found to have violated this anti-discrimination policy will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.
For further information on campus safety or a complete list of the Title IX team, visit the Campus Safety webpage. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to:
Danette Bristle (Title IX Coordinator)
Accreditation Liaison/Compliance Officer
3400 Highway 95, Bullhead City, AZ 86442
928.704.9480 (w), 928.542.6920 (m)
Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments
Mohave Community College is committed to the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226, 20 U.S.C. §1145g). The unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees is prohibited. Violating or failing to comply with published rules and regulations of conduct on college property or during a college activity and/or being under the influence of, using, selling, possessing, or distributing any illicit drugs or alcohol on college property or as part of any of its activities is subject to disciplinary action.
Additionally, local, state, and federal laws prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol. Conviction for violating these laws can lead to imprisonment, fine, probation and/or assigned community service. Students convicted of a drug- and/or alcohol-related offense will be ineligible to receive federally funded or subsidized grants, loans, scholarships or employment.
Mohave Community College fully subscribes to and cooperates with the local, state and federal authorities in the enforcement of all laws regarding the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol. For more information, see the Drug-Free Schools and College Prevention Program webpage.
As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, MCC files a statistical report each year on all criminal activity that has occurred on and around MCC campuses. In addition, the Clery Act requires MCC to disclose statistics on crimes committed on and near its campuses for the previous three years. As the report indicates, MCC campuses have been exceptionally safe in recent years. MCC has also implemented a college-wide crisis plan, as well as plans for each campus that outline procedures for how MCC administrators, staff, and faculty should deal with potential emergencies. MCC takes additional steps to ensure student safety by employing night security guards and part-time administrators on each campus to handle any emergency situations that may arise for faculty or students between the hours of 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. For more information, see the Campus Safety webpage and MCC Crimes Statistics Report.