We are glad you have chosen Mohave Community College as your first step toward earning your place in the future through a new career, a degree, or a certificate. We are here to help you succeed. Using this student handbook, you will learn about the many options you have as a student including:
- ease of communications,
- access to services, and
- support in areas such as program design, financial aid, tutoring, and graduation.
Use this handbook as your guide from the start of your academic career to the day you graduate. We will update it as policies change to ensure that you are always kept up to date and informed of ongoing and new services.
First, what is an MCC student? Like you, the MCC student is committed to improving their life through learning. This student has committed to being a responsible member of the MCC community, acting with academic integrity, communicating appropriately, participating actively in their learning, and bringing the best of himself or herself to the many interactions with others including peers, instructors, support staff, and all others who participate in this college community. Together, we are all in this grand plan to achieve success.
Many of us have heard the adage, “Life is a journey, not a destination” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). This is why we are here: to help you along your journey and make it as enjoyable as possible. Although the completion of your degree or certification may be your destination, there are many at MCC who dream of far more for you. Yes, we want you to accomplish your educational goals, but we also want to partner with you in improving our community through education. We see your potential to improve your own life as well as others in your community. You have it in you to identify barriers, to push through them, and to make a better life for yourself and others. You can do it!
Note: The MCC Student Handbook does not address all of the services available or all of the policies and regulations affecting MCC students. If you have questions or concerns not addressed in this handbook, it is your responsibility to consult with MCC staff, including instructors, advisors, the policies and procedures manual, and any other support person on your campus or via MCC Connect (the college’s call center). By agreeing to become an MCC student, you are responsible for understanding the policies and procedures affecting your activities. Failure to read the policies and procedures will not be justification for noncompliance. Finally, Mohave Community College reserves the right to change or withdraw curriculum, policies, tuition or any other matters contained in this Handbook without notice. This policy enables the college to ensure that all policies and procedures serve our students in the best manner possible.
Degree and Certificate Information
High School Equivalency Diploma – College Credit Pathway
The High School Equivalency Diploma (HSE) – College Credit Pathway provides students in Arizona who have not received a high school diploma the opportunity to obtain a high school diploma awarded through the Arizona Department of Education – Adult Services (as mandated through A.R.S. §15-702).
To earn the HSE Diploma students will complete twenty-five specific college credits at the 100+ level with a passing grade of a “C” or above and pass the Arizona Civics Test.
Social Studies (history, economics, government, political science)
Science (biology, physical science, earth, and space science)
Arizona Civics Test
Note: This program is not financial aid eligible.
To receive the HSE Diploma, students are required to apply through the Arizona Department of Education Adult Education Services division. More information on this program can be found at FAQ - College Credit Pathway.
Mohave Community College offers several other academic paths:
- Associate of Arts (AA) degree
- Associate of Business (ABUS) degree
- Associate of Science (AS) degree
- Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree
- Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree
- Certificate of Proficiency
- Certificate of Completion (AGEC only)
Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Business (ABUS), Associate of Science (AS)
The Associate of Arts (AA), Business (ABUS), and Science (AS) degrees are designed to enable students to transfer course credits to a college or university granting a four-year degree. Students following these programs will complete the general education component required by the three public universities of Arizona. Those students wishing to begin their studies at MCC with the intention of transferring to a state university are encouraged to complete one of the above transfer degree programs. There are two advantages to completing a transfer degree before moving on to a university: 1) students can get an early start on their major by completing lower division coursework; and 2) students can complete the lower-division courses at a lower tuition rate.
Note: For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a “C” or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution.
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is intended to prepare the student for entry into a vocational area or to upgrade skills of persons already employed. The 15 hours of general education courses introduce skills needed and desired by employers and employees. Students who enroll in such programs generally do not plan to transfer to a four-year college or university; however, the opportunity exists through the increased availability of Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degrees offered at colleges and universities. The remaining hours include course work to develop skills in the vocational and related areas.
Note: Because AAS programs are designed to prepare students for employment in the respective occupational areas, it is necessary that the student follow the program content and sequence as outlined. Any departure from the outlined program must be approved by the appropriate faculty and administration. The specific occupational content is set forth in the program outlined within the respective areas of study.
Note: The AAS is not a transfer degree program; however, some courses may transfer. In pursuing a four-year degree, after completing the AAS, some general education and program area courses may be acceptable for transfer credit. However, some courses in technical programs are so specialized that many colleges and universities do not offer equivalent training and they may not grant transfer credit. Students in this degree program will most likely be required to take additional general studies courses. For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a “C” or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution.
Associate of General Studies (AGS)
The Associate of General Studies, AGS (GSD) degree is designed for students whose academic interests are non-specific. With this degree, students will learn the basics of mathematics, English, science, and a wide variety of other subjects which will allow them the chance to explore many different disciplines and enhance their personal development with the equivalent of two years of post-secondary school education.
Note: The AGS is not a transfer degree program. In pursuing a four-year degree after completing the AGS, some general education courses may be acceptable for transfer credit. Students in this degree program will most likely be required to take additional general studies courses. For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a “C” or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution.
Certificate of Proficiency
MCC has designed certificate programs which, upon completion, prepare students to become employable in specific occupations. Students may enroll in college course work to concentrate on acquiring skills which lead to employment or to improvement of their existing skills. The number of credits required in certificate programs varies depending upon the program.
Note: For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a “C” or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution.
Certificate of Completion (AGEC only)
MCC offers three AGEC certificates: Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC - A) for students majoring in non-business/non-science programs; Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC - B) for students majoring in business; and Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC - S) for students majoring in the physical/biological sciences, computer science, and engineering. The approved AGEC courses will fulfill lower-division, general education requirements at any Arizona university or community college. Students will be required to fulfill the course prerequisites, major requirements, and upper-division requirements specified by each university. This certificate is awarded by MCC after successful completion of a series of specific courses and is clearly identified in the catalog.
Note: For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a “C” or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution. A diploma is not awarded for AGEC Certificates of Completion. The AGEC Certificate of Completion will be annotated on a student’s MCC transcript.
Seeking Multiple Degrees and/or Certificates of Proficiency
Mohave Community College offers the Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Business (ABUS), Associate of Science (AS), Associate of General Studies (AGS), and the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees.
- A student can earn multiple degrees.
- Once a degree has been earned, any of the other eligible degrees can be earned by completing the additional degree requirements (with a minimum of 15 additional MCC credits beyond the previous degree).
Example: A student has earned an AA degree with 64 credits and wishes to earn an AAS degree. The student must complete a minimum of an additional 15 MCC credit hours and meet all of the requirements of the AAS degree. The student, therefore, would have a minimum total of 79 credit hours.
- Degrees can be earned at the same time.
For degrees being earned at the same time, graduation does not need to be applied for at the same time. If a student was awarded only one of the declared degrees, they will still be eligible to continue the second degree under the catalog in which it was declared, as long as the student meets the ongoing enrollment requirements of the current catalog.
Along with various degrees, Mohave Community College offers multiple certificates of proficiency.
- A student can earn as many certificates of proficiency as they would like.
- A student can earn a certificate with or without an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Business (ABUS), Associate of Science (AS), Associate of General Studies (AGS), or the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.
- Multiple certificates can be earned at the same time.
- Certificates can be earned at the same time as an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Business (ABUS), Associate of Science (AS), Associate of General Studies (AGS), or the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.
- Earning a certificate prior to earning an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Business (ABUS), Associate of Science (AS), Associate of General Studies (AGS), or the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree will not change the catalog under which the degree is being pursued.
- When multiple certificates have been declared at the same time, graduation does not need to be applied for at the same time. If a student was awarded only one of the declared certificates, the student will still be eligible to continue the other certificates under the catalog in which they were declared. The student must still meet the ongoing enrollment requirements of the current catalog.
- Each degree or certificate requires a Degree Declaration Form.
Programs of Study by Degree Type
The list of programs of study is available in the MCC Catalog. The Programs of Study section of the MCC catalog provides a detailed list of courses that must be completed for each program. All students are expected to be familiar with the details provided in the MCC Catalog.
Advising services are delivered by both staff advisors and faculty members and are available at all campuses as well as by phone and online to support a student’s academic goals. Academic advising is critical to your success, satisfaction, retention, and graduation from Mohave Community College. The role of an advisor is to help define and shape academic plans to meet educational goals by preparing academic progress plans and selecting classes. They have access to resources that will provide students with options as well as direction in various career choices. According to the students’ needs and educational goals, they will assist in creating a plan to stay on track for graduation.
New Students: Advisors can help you develop an education plan for goal achievement, select your class schedule for an upcoming semester, explore majors or careers, and connect you to campus resources. Advisors will use available information (e.g., high school transcripts, multiple measures, and other data) to assist you in pursuing a program consistent with your education goals and level of preparation. New students will be required to meet with an advisor during their first semester to complete a detailed academic plan.
Continuing Students: You may enroll in courses for which you have completed the prerequisites without an advisor’s approval. However, you must meet in-person, online or by phone with an advisor if you:
- Select courses for which you have not met prerequisites.
- Change your degree, major, or catalog year.
- Need help to review your academic progress.
- Plan to transfer to a university.
- Experience academic difficulties.
- Have completed 30 credits towards your degree.
- Have completed 16 credits towards your certificate.
Note: Students can view their Degree Audit online on the myMohave system. The Degree Audit is a computerized advising tool that details the requirements of the student’s program of study. The Degree Audit outlines progress toward academic goals; courses completed at MCC, transferred courses and awarded credits. Student GPA is also computed. Please contact a local campus advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org or MCC Connect for more information.
Succeeding at MCC: You are responsible for knowing the degree requirements and for ensuring that the courses in which you enroll will meet those requirements. To gain a total college experience, you are encouraged to familiarize yourself with MCC services, activities, and resources. You should become familiar with the class schedule, the college catalog, and the Student Handbook. You are also encouraged to participate in programs, classes, and activities that help you develop and grow academically. MCC faculty and advisors, as well as family and peers, can all be valuable sources of information on how to succeed in college. For more information regarding academic advising and additional related resources, visit the Advising webpage and/or call MCC Connect.
Getting Started at MCC
Step 1: Apply for Admissions
- New students will need to complete an admissions application. Once the application has been processed e-mails will be sent to the e-mail address provided on the application. These e-mails will include your MCC ID number, login information for the MCC student information system myMohave along with orientation information.
- Students who are returning after more than a one-year absence will need to complete an admissions application.
- All student applicants default to out-of-state tuition rates. Students seeking In-state or Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) tuition rates or any Arizona state-based financial aid must be prepared to submit proof of Citizenship and Arizona Residency. Students who do not provide all of the necessary docuemnts upon applying will receive an email with instructions on what documentation is needed and how the student can submit these documents. For more information regarding residency, see Residency Requirements.
- Transfer students must submit an official transcript of prior credit attempted or earned at all other colleges or universities for evaluations. See Transcript Evaluation Criteria for all the necessary steps to have an official transcript evaluated.
For additional information visit the Admissions webpage.
MCC allows students to identify with their preferred name in the classroom setting and during their interactions with MCC personnel. MCC refers to a preferred name as a name that the individual wishes to use that differs from their legal name on legal documents and/or differs from the name that is listed on a student or employee’s original MCC record that has not been changed legally.
A student’s legal name i.e., the name that appears on their passport, driver’s license, birth certificate, or U.S. Social Security Card, will appear on transcripts, diplomas, official student accounts and financial aid records, certification documents, student employment records, federal requests for information, National Student Clearinghouse, financial services documentation, and any other business processes and/or other activities that require use of a legal name. Previously enrolled MCC students are able to update their legal name on MCC offical records (i.e. transcripts, diplomas, etc.) by providing their U.S. Social Security Card and state issued ID/Driver’s licence showing the new legal name to the Registrar’s Office.
In order for a student to provide MCC with their preferred name, they must make this request on their admission application or as an update of their personal information via the JICS/myMohave Student Info Update link. A student may choose a different first, middle, and/or last name as their preferred name. However, MCC reserves the right to remove a preferred name if it contains inappropriate or offensive language. In addition, preferred names may not be used for purposes of fraud or misrepresentation.
If a student changes their preferred name after the first day of the semester, then they must notify their instructor(s) of the change to their preferred name. MCC will not notify instructors that a student has provided or changed a preferred name, although they and/or other MCC personnel will be able to see a student’s preferred name via their student record.
Step 2: Plan for Payment
Applying for Financial Aid
We recognize that in this day and age, figuring out how to pay for college can be stressful, but Financial Aid is here to help! With Mohave Community College, you have options. First, we recommend that you apply for financial aid. Applying for financial aid means filing your FAFSA. Your FAFSA, or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), is your ticket to financial aid. Oh, and did we mention it’s free? MCC’s Federal School Code for the FAFSA, which will allow MCC to receive your FAFSA and calculate your aid, is 011864.
Financial aid opens the door to a number of opportunities to fund your education, like those listed below. We always recommend taking advantage of grants and scholarships, which don’t have to be paid back, before considering taking out loans.
Scholarships: MCC offers many kinds of scholarships and grants for new, returning, and transfer students. Scholarships may be awarded for GPA, major, community service, or financial need. Some are awarded for interests and activities outside of college. Scholarship funds are paid to your student account prior to the start of the semester after all requirements for the fund are met. You can find more information on MCC scholarships on the Scholarships webpage.
Grants: Grants are need-based funds from your school, local or state government that are free – no repayment necessary! MCC also offers institutional, federal, and state grants. Eligibility for these grants is based on financial need as determined using information provided on the FAFSA. These funds usually require at least half-time enrollment each semester.
Outside Scholarships: MCC’s Financial Aid Office also maintains a webpage to help you find and apply for scholarships from outside of MCC. Receiving outside scholarships can reduce your need to take out student loans, help pay for living expenses, and save you money. You can find our outside scholarship resources on the Outside Scholarships webpage.
Self Service is MCC’s online student portal where you can manage your financial aid records. In Self Service, you can:
- View your financial aid awards
- View requested items needed to complete your financial aid application
- Understand the steps to take before receiving financial aid
We recommend that you log into Self Service at least once per week to review any updates to your records. Additionally, the Financial Aid Office will send emails to the email address listed on your FAFSA. Don’t forget to check it regularly to avoid missing important notifications about your financial aid!
If you choose not to file the FAFSA or cannot apply for financial aid, you may have other opportunities to help pay your way through college.
Military: MCC proudly provides services to qualified active duty military, veterans, and dependents who may be eligible for educational assistance from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. For those qualified students, you can find more information on the Veterans Services webpage.
Third Party Payers: What is a third party? A third party is an outside party (which may include employers) that will pay your tuition and fees. Don’t forget to turn in all required documentation to the Bursar’s Office before your due date!
How to Pay Your Bill
Everyone has to pay tuition and fees, but that doesn’t mean it has to be difficult! MCC offers a variety of ways to pay your bill. If your financial aid doesn’t cover the full bill, or if you do not apply for financial aid, here are some options:
- Student Payment: If you plan to pay your bill out-of-pocket, MCC accepts online payments with a credit or debit card. You can also mail your payment (check or money order), or make an in-person payment at the Bursar’s Office located on the Kingman campus. Payment in full or multiple partial payments may be made as long as payment in full is received by the published due date.
- For students at other campuses, there is a Student Payment Drop Box available at Student Services. You can drop off your payment during normal business hours. Please allow additional time, up to 14 days, for your payment to be received and fully processed.
- Payment Plan: If you prefer to make monthly payments, we also offer a payment plan. You may select a plan that spreads payments over two to three months, depending when you sign up. Payments are made from a checking account or credit card. MCC partners with Nelnet Business Solutions to offer this payment plan. Please review the Student Tuition Payment Plan section in the catalog for additional information.
As the student, you have responsibility for the full amount of your tuition bill. Financial Aid can help to greatly reduce or eliminate the amount you need to pay. If you are responsible for paying some or all of the charges, your payment needs to be received by the published due dates for each semester or term. All tuition and fees for the year are published in the Tuition Rates and Fees sections of the catalog. You can find the billing due dates in myMohave, the Mohave Community College student information system.
Step 3: Complete Placement Assessment
All first-time students and transfer students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to discuss course placement using Multiple Measures.
Multiple measures placement utilizes two or more criteria for assessment and course placement. Under a multiple measures approach, students can be placed based on the following criteria:
(To view the criteria for placement, refer to the MCC Placement Guide.)
- ACT/SAT scores.
- Previous Accuplacer exam scores.
- High School transcript.
- GED scores/transcripts.
- Official/Unofficial college transcripts.
- Work experience.
Transfer students must submit an official transcript of prior credit earned at another college or university. See Transcript Evaluation Criteria for all the necessary steps to have an official transcript evaluated.
For the cost of the placement test, see the Testing Services webpage or the Fees section in the Financial Information of the MCC Catalog. For further information concerning MCC’s assessment policy, call MCC Connect.
Step 4: Academic Advising
Advisors provide students with the information and resources necessary for a successful academic experience at MCC. Participants can learn about MCC’s degree and certificate programs and the importance of test scores. In addition, students can get tips on how to choose classes, ideas on how to build a semester schedule, and strategies on how to register for classes. In addition, advisors will:
- Provide information regarding the nature and purpose of higher education.
- Discuss how to pay for college.
- Complete an unofficial evaluation of transfer credits.
- Define and refine educational goals and objectives.
- Illustrate the consequences of alternative courses of action.
- Encourage students to become active participants in their educational planning and college careers.
- Identify and provide assistance addressing transfer issues.
- Interpret assessment scores for proper course placement.
- Deliver accurate verbal and written information on majors and program requirements.
For additional information regarding the role of an advisor and academic advising, visit Academic Advising under the Student Resources or Student Handbook section of this catalog.
Step 5: Registration
Registration is regarded as a commitment to comply with all regulations of the college. Students may not attend a class unless they are officially registered in the course. Registration can be completed online or on campus.
When planning course schedules and deciding on the number of courses to take, it is important that the student consider their individual abilities, work obligations, family obligations, and commitments to other outside activities. Lecture-type courses routinely require three hours of outside work for each hour spent in class.
- Dates to register are designated in the Academic Calendar. See the Course Schedule for courses being offered and their Course Delivery Options.
- Students must meet the prerequisites and/or corequisites listed in the Course Descriptions section of the catalog.
- Students receiving Financial Aid should make every effort to register for all courses (including accelerated or late-start courses) prior to the Financial Aid census date (the last day of drop week for 15-week courses). For more information see Enrollment and Financial Aid.
- New students who have completed the admissions process may register online in the MCC student information system, myMohave. For step-by-step instructions, see Registering for Courses.
- A student who is returning with an absence less than a combination of two terms/semesters may register online in the MCC student information system, myMohave.
- A student may add or drop a course until the end of the designated add/drop period, which can be found in the Academic Calendar.
- To ensure that students have every opportunity for success in courses, academic loads are controlled. A student may enroll for up to 18 credit hours per fall or spring semester. Enrollment in excess of 18 credit hours requires the approval of the appropriate Associate Dean of Instruction or Program Director. A student may enroll for up to nine credit hours for a summer term which can be eight weeks or less. Enrollment in excess of nine credit hours requires the approval of the appropriate Associate Dean of Instruction or Program Director.
- To earn an Associate’s degree in two years, it is necessary to successfully complete 32-34 program credits each year. For students who plan to attend only during the fall and spring semesters (no summer term), it is necessary to successfully complete 15-17 program credits each semester.
- Per ARS 15-1804, students that are identified as WUE or out-of-state for tuition purposes must enroll in less than 12 credit hours per semester for 12 consecutive months in order to be eligible for in-state tuition.
Students needing additional assistance may visit their local campus or call MCC Connect.
Step 6: Attend Class
Students who fail to attend the first week of an on-ground course or participate within the first week of an online course, and fail to contact the instructor within that first week regarding the absence, will be dropped from the class. A student may appeal this action within a week of being dropped for non-attendance (on-ground) or non-participation (online) by contacting the Associate Dean of Instruction or Program Director at the respective campus. In the event the course instructor is a program director or an associate dean, the appeal will be facilitated by the Dean. Faculty will verify their final student rosters by the fourteenth (14) day of the term to the Registrar.
The College reserves the right to withdraw students from classes at any time during the semester. For further information, please see the Withdrawal section in the College Catalog and/or Student Handbook.
Note: A class that has been dropped due to non-attendance can affect a student’s financial aid or VA education benefits. If you have any questions regarding the effects of a dropped class, please contact your Academic Advisor.
MCC email is the college’s primary mode of communication with students. Every student is provided with an email account that is used to communicate at all levels including student financial aid, account billing, and many other important topics related to student success. It is important that students check their MCC email accounts regularly to avoid errors and misunderstandings that could occur due to poor communications. This email account is a lifeline to the college and will become more important as students progress in their tenure as MCC students.
MCC Connect (the college’s call center) is the college’s primary mode of resolving students’ questions and concerns. MCC established the call center (MCC Connect) to streamline student, employee, and public inquiries about the college, its classes, and services. The call center’s employees have undergone extensive training to be able to answer any questions about the college, registration, financial aid, and technical assistance. In addition, MCC Connect staff members are able to assist with advising, enrollment, financial aid, and technical support. MCC Connect can be reached at 866.664.2832.
Mohave Community College is dedicated to providing quality education for all. Accommodation Services offers support to qualified individuals who have documented disabilities and some temporary conditions. For a complete description regarding disability information and specific services, see Student Handbook - Disability Services section.
Methods of Payment
MCC accepts personal checks, money orders, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. The following options are available:
- Pay the full tuition and fee payment at the time of registration.
- Pay the full tuition and fee payment by the payment deadline. Student may make multiple payments as long as full payment has been received by the payment deadline.
- Have Financial Aid Award pending on the student account by the payment deadline.
- Enroll in a tuition payment plan available online with Nelnet Business Solutions.
Note: If tuition and fees will be paid by a third party, it is the responsibility of the student to ensure all required documentation is provided to the Bursar’s Office prior to the payment due date.
Student Tuition Payment Plan
Mohave Community College has contracted with Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS) to provide various payment options to assist students in paying for college. MCC is pleased to offer Nelnet as a convenient online payment plan. Using Nelnet, students may select installment plans that are spread over several months, depending on when they register. Payments can be made online from a checking or savings account or credit card. The only cost to participate in the Nelnet payment plan is a $25.00 per semester nonrefundable fee. Note that enrollment fees and down payments are processed immediately. The Nelnet payment plan is not a loan program; there is no debt incurred, no credit search is conducted, and there are no interest or finance charges assessed by NBS on the unpaid balance.
Payment plans available through Nelnet include the following benefits:
- Convenient online enrollment and account management
- Monthly payment plans
- Flexible payment options
- Automatic payment processing
- No interest
- Email notifications
- Automatic bank payments
- Credit card payment options (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover)
To register for classes and take advantage of the payment plan option, complete the following steps:
- Go to JICS/myMohave and sign in. Select and add classes.*
- Select the Payment Tab, Select year/term, then click the link “Enroll in and Manage Your Payment Plan.” This will direct you to the NBS page that provides information on how to sign-up for the plan, how to select a payment schedule, and how to make payments.*
*Note: If student has already registered, go to JICS/myMohave and click on “Payment” tab, and follow the previous instructions.
3. If a student misses a scheduled Nelnet Payment:
The following is the process followed if a student misses a payment they are contractually bound to make (payment plan or promissory note):
- Students are notified via a regroup message by phone, text and emails that they may make their missed payment before midnight on the 5th of the designated payment plan month.
- If student does not make payment they will be administratively withdrawn from all classes and receive a WR2 Grade.
- Staff sends student an e-mail letting them know they have been administratively withdrawn for non-payment from all classes and that they must pay their account in full and contact the Bursar’s office as soon as possible.
- Each instructor receives an e-mail informing them that the student has been administratively withdrawn for non-payment and is no longer allowed to attend classes.
- Access to the Learning Management System is removed.
- When the student satisfies their account in full, the WR2 grade is removed and the student is reinstated in class via Enrollment Services.
- The instructor will be notified by e-mail that the student has been reinstated in class.
- In the next batch run, access to the Learning Management System is restored.
The student is also placed on an AN (Accounts Receivable Nelnet) or AR (Accounts Receivable) hold which is then removed when the account is paid in full.
Mohave Community College offers a comprehensive financial aid program to help students and their families meet their educational costs. Financial aid is designed to help to bridge the gap between the total cost of their education and the amount they are expected to contribute, as determined by the information provided on the FAFSA. Financial aid is awarded on a yearly basis. Students must reapply each year.
Financial aid may be provided in the form of grants or scholarships, loans, or work awards. Funds may be provided by the federal or state government, MCC, or outside donors. Eligibility for a particular type of aid or fund will vary based upon the source of that funding. Additional information about how to apply, eligibility, and funds offered can be found in the Student Handbook - Financial Aid , the Financial Aid webpage, in Self Service, or by talking to an Advisor in Student Services on any of the MCC campuses.
Qualified Active Duty Military, Veterans, and Dependents’ Education Benefits
Mohave Community College provides services to qualified active duty military, veterans, spouses of veterans, and dependents who may be eligible for educational assistance from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Services offered include assistance with the application for education benefits, tutorial assistance, and services for disabled veterans. Veteran students may be eligible to defer their payment of tuition, fees, and books. Veterans must meet satisfactory academic progress to continue using their VA education benefits at MCC. Students using VA education benefits who are found to have met the requirements for academic dismissal as listed in this catalog will have their benefits discontinued and be reported as terminated to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Students meeting the requirements for readmission will be allowed to reinitiate the use of their VA education benefits, although the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will make the final decision as to whether they will continue to pay out for those education benefits.
It is important to note that the VA will only pay for classes that are required for the degree or certificate the student is pursuing. Courses taken outside of the declared program of pursuit will not be certified for benefits. Please visit an advisor to obtain the necessary paperwork to start or continue a claim for education benefits. Additional information on VA education benefits may be obtained at Veteran Services or Department of Veterans Affairs. MCC complies with Section 702 of the Veterans Choice Act by charging In-State Tuition rates to “covered individuals.” Please speak with the Veterans Student Support Specialist for more information. Veterans Education Benefits are subject to the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy.
Students needing official verification of enrollment status for purposes, such as insurance, scholarships, etc., or a letter of acceptance, must complete the MCC form - Enrollment Verification/Letter of Acceptance. This form, along with all other required documents, must be submitted online.
Students needing official verification of enrollment status for loan deferments must submit either the in-school deferment form provided by the lender or complete the MCC form - Enrollment Verification/Letter of Acceptance.
Students can also use the online enrollment verification service by selecting Student Self Service in myMohave. Students can print enrollment certificates, view enrollment history, and view student loan deferments all from one convenient site.
Students that have an outstanding debt to the college will be billed in a three-month billing cycle. MCC’s billing cycle starts after the add/drop period for 15-week courses. A student will receive a copy of their student account with the amount owed each month. If, after the third month, the student still shows an outstanding amount due, the student’s account will be termed delinquent and may be placed with a collection agency, Arizona Department of Revenue, attorney and/or credit bureau. *The student will be held responsible for any fees charged by the agency and attorney’s fees in addition to their outstanding balance.
Any students owing money to the college will be placed on an Accounts Receivable hold (AR hold). An AR hold prohibits a student from receiving grades, transcripts, certificates, diplomas, testing services, etc. An AR hold prohibits a student from withdrawing from classes; it also prohibits a student from adding or dropping classes in the current semester and enrolling in classes in future semesters. In order to remove the AR hold, a student’s account must be paid in full. For more information, contact MCC Connect at 1-866-664-2832.
*See “Obligations Terms and Conditions” agreement accepted at time of registration.
College Indebtedness Policy
A student who is indebted to the College for an outstanding/overdue financial obligation will have an Accounts Receivable hold placed on their account and no further services will be provided, including but not limited to registration, transmitting files, records, transcripts, or receiving other services that have been requested by such person. However, according to FERPA, the student may obtain an unofficial copy of their student records in those circumstances where the individual cannot effectively review their student records without receiving such copies.
Nonpayment of financial obligations constitutes authorization for administrative withdrawal of enrollment and removal of the student from all classes. Students who are administratively removed from classes may be required to repay any financial aid funds already disbursed to them. Unpaid debts may be referred to a collection agency, Arizona Department of Revenue and/or a credit bureau and the student will be responsible for payment of any additional fees charged by the agency. Students who wish to dispute outstanding debts will be provided an adjudication process by Bursar’s Office.
Any student who has received financial aid and who drops below the level of eligibility for the amount received may incur an overpayment resulting in a balance due as well as all financial aid received must be returned. The indebtedness policy as outlined above will be followed, resulting in an Accounts Receivable hold and no further services being provided.
For release of the student financial hold, payment must be received in full. Payments may be made:
- online through JICS/myMohave payment tab with a credit card, or
- placing a check or money order in the Student Payment Drop Box available on each campus, inside student services, during normal business hours (requires additional receiving time in addition to a 14-day processing period).
If you have any questions regarding your student account/debt, please contact MCC Connect.
Tuition and Fee Refund Policy for Credit Courses
If a student drops classes during that class’s official add/drop period, the student may receive a refund of 100% of tuition and applicable fees paid to the college. This does not include any fees designated as “non-refundable.”
All refunds will be issued to students via the Bighorn Card. When the card is received and activated, students can choose how college refunds are received. Refunds are processed within two (2) weeks after the official add/drop period.
NOTE: Dropping a class can affect financial aid. If you have any questions regarding how to drop a class or would like to speak to an advisor about financial aid before dropping any classes, please contact MCC Connect.
After registering for classes, new students will receive a Bighorn Card in the mail. The card is the key to selecting the refund preference that best fits your needs. Refunds can be from financial aid, student loans or tuition on a canceled class.
Mohave Community College has partnered with BankMobile Disbursements to offer the following refund options:
- ELECTRONIC DEPOSIT TO ANOTHER ACCOUNT Money is transferred to another account the same business day BankMobile receives funds from MCC. Typically, it takes 1-2 business days for the receiving bank to credit the money to your account.
- ELECTRONIC DEPOSIT TO A BANKMOBILE VIBE ACCOUNT If you open a BankMobile Vibe account (upon identity verification), money is deposited the same business day BankMobile receives funds from MCC.
Click here to select your refund preference.
If you do not select a refund option, a paper check will be mailed to you within 21 days after the funds are received by BankMobile.
Even though you might not be expecting a refund, do not throw the card away…you may receive a refund in the future.
Your Bighorn Card is also your library card. To activate and use your library card, visit the reference desk at your campus library.
If you did not receive your card or if you need a replacement card, please contact MCC Connect at 1-866-664-2832.
Bighorn Card ATMs
Click here to find the ATM nearest you.
To view our institution’s contract with BankMobile Disbursements, click here.
For more information about the BankMobile Vibe account, contact MCC Connect.
Approval for special circumstance refunds must be obtained from the Dean of Student and Community Engagement. In special circumstances, a student may request to be dropped from all courses after the official add/drop period for one of the following reasons and receive a refund (if applicable) of tuition and net fees (except fees for instruments, tools, or uniform costs):
NOTE: If the student requesting the special circumstances drop has paid for their current courses with financial aid, the student must pay back the financial aid that was received. The special circumstances process does not grant forgiveness for federal Title IV financial aid funds.
- Serious illness of student or student’s spouse, parent, child, legal guardian or sibling as long as the request is made prior to the end of the semester in which the illness occurs. The student must produce a verifiable doctor’s statement certifying that their illness or the illness of the relative prevents the student from attending classes.
- Death of student, student’s spouse, parent, child, legal guardian, or sibling if the request is made prior to the end of the semester in which the death occurs. The student or the student’s representative must provide a death certificate or newspaper obituary notice as well as proof of relationship (birth certificate, marriage license).
- Military service/deployment if the student who belongs to the armed forces or National Guard is called to active duty and assigned to a duty station distant from the campus. A copy of the military orders must be provided.
- Jury duty that requires five days or more of consecutive service. A copy of the court order must be provided.
- In the case of an extreme circumstance not covered above (example: loss of home), the student’s advisor will forward the request to the Vice President of Student and Community Engagement. The student must provide documentation that clearly verifies the special circumstance to be considered. Extreme circumstances do not include situations such as loss of a pet, short-term illnesses like a sinus infection, working a lot of overtime, etc. While we understand these situations can be very difficult, they do not meet the criteria to qualify for a Special Circumstances Drop.
Note: When courses are dropped through this process, all financial aid received must be repaid by the student. The student needs to meet with an advisor to request a special circumstance refund.
When veteran students whose higher education pursuits are interrupted by mobilization or activation reenroll within one year at MCC, every possible effort will be made to place them back into their academic studies track. The college will work to place them as close as possible to the same place that the student previously occupied. This will allow students to continue their academic studies with as little interruption as possible.
- Veteran students re-enrolling, under circumstances as described above, will need to provide documentation of release of active duty. At that time, every reasonable attempt should be made to give preferential enrollment into high demand courses necessary for them to continue their studies with minimal disruption to progress. This is particularly necessary for students who are enrolled in programs that require sequenced courses of study. Programs that limit acceptance through an application process shall require program directors and/or faculty to strive to accommodate the needs of students returning from mobilization or activation within the established timeframe.
- Time spent on mobilized or active duty will not be counted against determining ongoing enrollment for the institutions catalog year under which the student may meet curricular or degree requirements as was declared at the time of deployment. A person who re-enlists or otherwise voluntarily extends active duty, must follow policy and declare a program of study using the current catalog at time of re-enrollment.
- If certain courses required in a student’s curriculum are no longer offered at the time of reenrollment, the institution shall make reasonable accommodations with substitute courses, independent study, or other appropriate options.
- In instances of substantial curriculum change during the period of mobilization or activation, the student’s academic dean or program director may work with the student and prescribe a special curriculum, not necessarily following any given catalog, which will assure proper preparation of the student for completion of the respective program.
- If a student’s curriculum no longer exists at the time of re-enrollment, the institution shall reasonably assist the student in changing to a new curriculum or transferring to an institution where the desired curriculum is available.
- MCC accommodates brief absences of 30 days or less, such as annual two-week reserve training, provided that successful progress in the course is being made prior to the absence, and the faculty member is able to provide flexibility regarding coursework completion dates. For longer absences due to compulsory service, the student may choose a special circumstances drop for military service or deployment as outlined in the institutions academic policies section of the catalog.
Students who fail to attend the first week of an on-ground course or participate within the first week of an online course, and fail to contact the instructor within that first week regarding the absence, will be dropped from the class. A student may appeal this action within a week of being dropped for non-attendance (on-ground) or non-participation (online) by contacting the Associate Academic Dean or Academic Program Director at the respective campus. In the event the course instructor is a program director or an associate dean, the appeal will be facilitated by the Dean of the program. Faculty will verify their final student rosters by the fourteenth (14) day of the term to the Registrar. The College reserves the right to withdraw students from classes at any time during the semester. For further information, please see the Withdrawal section in the College Catalog and/or Student Handbook.
Note: A class that has been dropped due to non-attendance can affect a student’s financial aid or VA education benefits. If you have any questions regarding the effects of a dropped class, please contact MCC Connect.
MCC student grades are available online at myMohave. Students are strongly encouraged to check their MCC online transcript every semester. Transcripts serve as an official record of all classes for which a grade is received. A transcript includes withdrawals but excludes drops. The Grade Point Average (GPA) is a measurement of a student’s academic achievement, calculated by dividing quality points (Q.Pts) by the GPA Hours (HGPA) listed on the student’s transcript. To maintain good academic standing a student must have a cumulative career GPA of at least 2.0. Only course work that has been successfully completed will be used toward meeting requirements for a degree or certificate.
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. If a student believes they have been given an unfair grade, the student may pursue a Grade Related Grievance: Grade Appeal.
All grades earned will remain on the official transcript. Letter grades earn grade points according to the “Grading Standard” schedule.
||POINTS PER CREDITS
||*PCS/ELA prefixes only
*Adequate progress in early course objectives; mastery of all course objectives has not yet been met.
Note: 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.
Healthcare Professions Grading: Successful completion of each program course with a “B” or better is required to progress to a subsequent course with the exception of RAD and MEA courses which require a “C” or better to progress to the subsequent course.
Satisfactory Completion of a Course
Each program determines the grade required to successfully complete a 100- or 200-level course. All AGEC courses and courses found on the Course Equivalency Guide (CEG) for transfer to other Arizona institutions are satisfactorily completed when a student earns the equivalent of a grade of “C” or better. Satisfactory completion of a zero-level course occurs when a student receives a grade of “S”.
Recognition of Academic Achievement
- 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 Dean’s List designation upon conversion of the “I” to a permanent grade.
Student Honors List:
- Part-time students who have accumulated 12 or more credit hours in courses 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 Honors List designation upon conversion of the “I” to a permanent grade.
- A course may be repeated beyond the stated limits of the Repeat Policy as an Audit.
- No audits are allowed for medical programs or special courses unless the student is accepted into the program.
- Students will only be allowed to enroll in a course as audit during the add/drop period of each class section on a space-available basis and only after the class has met the minimum enrollment of for-credit students.
- The AU designation will be assigned at the time of enrollment and an AU grade will appear on the official MCC transcript.
- No credit will be given for audited courses; audit courses do not count as part of the term’s credit load or as credit toward graduation.
Note: The auditing fee per credit hour is determined by the student’s classification under the established tuition rates, in addition to the Student Activity Fee, the Technology Fee, and all course fees. Students will not receive financial aid or VA education benefits for audited courses.
- Incomplete is 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.
- 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.”
- Specialized programs which include clinicals and/or internships/externships may exceed the 7-week limit, up until the end of the following semester, with Dean of that program’s approval.
- 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 Dean of the program.
- A course withdrawal is a student-initiated grade. A student who follows the withdrawal process will receive a “W” grade.
- Withdrawals are non-refundable. Students who withdraw from a course are financially responsible for the course and must repay any financial obligation (i.e., financial aid).
- No earned credits for the course will be awarded, however, attempted credits for the course will be recorded on the student’s transcript.
- Students may withdraw from a course during the withdrawal dates published in the Academic Calendar.
- It is the student’s responsibility to submit a withdrawal form for each course in which the student wishes to be withdrawn. Ceasing to attend does not constitute a withdrawal.
- A student who stops attending a course and does not follow the withdrawal process will receive the grade earned for all assignments and exams given during the course. This grade could be a “U” or an “F”.
- The student makes the withdrawal request via myMohave. Read the Withdrawal Process Instructions for step-by-step instructions.
Steps for the student to take prior to filling out the withdrawal form:
- Check your student account to ensure a zero balance.
- Contact an advisor to find out how you will be financially impacted.
- E-mail or speak with the course instructor to inform them of your intent to withdraw.
NOTE: Determining Last Date of Enrollment
The last date of attendance may also be determined based on an academically related activity such as an exam, a tutorial, computer-assisted instruction, turning in a class assignment or attending a study group assigned by the instructor and/or participating in an online discussion about academic matters.
Attending for a brief period of time or logging in for an online course does not constitute attendance.
If a student notifies MCC of intent to withdraw, either orally or in writing, does not withdraw at that time but subsequently withdraws, the first date of notification will be used in establishing the date of withdrawal.
If MCC determines that a student did not begin the withdrawal process due to illness, accident, grievous personal loss, or other such circumstances beyond the student’s control, the date that MCC determines is related to that circumstance will be used as the official date of withdrawal.
If a student dropped out without notifying MCC (unofficial withdrawal), the student’s withdrawal date will be the midpoint of the semester or one of the previously mentioned activity dates if that date can be documented. Students who drop out are those who earn no credit for the semester or only earn credit in a seminar course.
Additional information can be found on the Financial Aid webpage.
Administrative Withdrawal (WR Grade)
The college reserves the right to withdraw students from classes at any time during the semester.
A student may be administratively withdrawn for four reasons:
||This grade is given by administration to a student for non-participation.
||This grade is given by administration to a student for non-payment.
||This grade is given by administration to a student for disruptive behavior.
||This grade is given by administration when the student is deceased.
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 their semester or summer term GPA is 2.0 or above and their cumulative GPA is less than 2.0.
- If, while the student is on academic probation, they earn less than a 2.0 GPA for the following semester or summer term, they will be academically dismissed.
- While on probation, the student will be limited to a maximum course load of 10 credit hours per semester or 6 credit hours per summer term.
- If a student successfully completes a short term course(s) and raises their cumulative GPA to a 2.0 or above within a given semester/term, they may then be allowed to exceed the maximum course load of credit hours in the given semester with the approval of the Registrar’s Office.
- When the student improves their cumulative GPA to 2.0 GPA, they will be removed from academic probation.
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 their 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 Readmission for Academically Dismissed Students process.
Academic Dismissal Appeal Process
A student is not eligible for readmission in the semester immediately following academic dismissal. A written appeal may be submitted to the Dean of Student and Community Engagement within 30 calendar days of the official notification of dismissal. If an appeal is not granted by the Dean of Student and Community Engagement, the student may further appeal this decision by submitting a request in writing to the Dean of the student’s program for a hearing by the ad hoc committee for readmission. The committee will review appropriate material in addition to conducting a student interview and will make a recommendation to the Dean of the student’s program regarding the readmission of the student. The Dean of the student’s program makes the final decision. If a student is readmitted after the appeal approval, the student is on probation for the next semester. Probation will be lifted once the student’s cumulative GPA reaches 2.0 or higher. If the student earns less than 2.0 GPA for the semester, the student will, once again, be academically dismissed. To appeal this second dismissal, the student must meet with an advisor for information on the proper procedure.
Readmission for Academically Dismissed Students
Students who are academically dismissed cannot enroll in any classes during the fall/spring semester following their dismissal. The following steps are noted below:
- Those who wish to be considered for readmission after that semester must seek approval from the academic associate dean on their local campus.
- 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 an advisor to formulate a detailed plan for course completion.
- Students who are readmitted will have a restricted academic load.
- Upon readmission, the academic associate dean will notify the registrar, the Office of Instruction, and Student Services of the decision and explain the academic restrictions.
Note: Readmission to the college does not necessarily mean readmission to a specific program. Dismissal from a Healthcare Professions program does not necessarily mean dismissal from MCC. In the absence of an academic associate dean, the Dean of Student and Community Engagement may handle the process.
Incoming Transfer Students
Advanced Standing (non-traditional) Credit
Acceptance of credit by examination or military education is based on the tenet that some students may have previously acquired the knowledge and/or competencies required to complete a particular class. Advanced Standing credit includes the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), formal military education, high school Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB).
A student may earn a maximum of one-third of the credits required for a degree or certificate of proficiency. Advanced Standing credit awarded by Mohave Community College may or may not be accepted at other institutions. Students are encouraged to contact the college or university to which transfer is anticipated to determine the institution’s policy.
Cambridge International Exams (CIE)
High school students who successfully complete Cambridge International Exams can shorten the time it takes to complete a college degree by applying credits earned from CIE exams to degrees, certificates, and AGEC requirements.
The AZTransfer Exam Equivalency Guide shows examinations accepted by Mohave Community College, the minimum required scores, and the course(s) awarded if the knowledge and/or mastery is successfully demonstrated. Note the following limitations:
- Scores must be received directly from the CIE participating high school. The grade of “TC” is posted for those who successfully pass CIE exams.
- CIE credits are considered Advanced Standing (non-traditional) credits and are subject to those rules.
- In exams where two courses that appear in the AGEC list are awarded, only one course may be applied in the General Education category (e.g., HIS 131 and HIS 132). The remaining course must be applied to another category or as an elective depending upon the program of pursuit.
- CIE 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 an advisor for additional information.
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 CLEP examinations. The credits earned from CLEP exams may be applied to degrees, certificates, and AGEC requirements, depending upon the subject area. The College-Level Examination Program table reports the examinations accepted by Mohave Community College, the minimum required scores, and the course(s) awarded if the knowledge and/or mastery is successfully demonstrated. Note the following limitations:
- 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 Spanish exam has the potential to award credit for more than one course. Only SPA101 is 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 are awarded, only one course may be applied in the General Education category (e.g., ENG 235 and ENG 236). The remaining course must be applied to another category or as an elective depending upon the program of pursuit.
- 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 Testing Services for additional information about CLEP, including tests available, application forms, test registration, costs, score reporting policies, and additional restrictions.
DANTES Standardized Subject Tests (DSST)
Eligible U.S. Military Service Members and Veterans are given the opportunity to demonstrate this knowledge and/or mastery through DSST examinations. The credits earned from DSST exams may be applied to degrees, certificates, and AGEC requirements, depending upon the subject area. The AZTransfer Exam Equivalency Guide reports the examinations accepted by Mohave Community College, the minimum required scores, and the course(s) awarded if the knowledge and/or mastery is successfully demonstrated. Note the following limitations:
- Scores must be received directly from Prometric to be considered. The grade of “TC” is posted for those who successfully pass DSST 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.
- DSST examinations do not count toward VA Educational Benefits, nor will they earn financial assistance through the Financial Aid Department.
- DSST credits are considered Advanced Standing (non-traditional) credits and are therefore subject to those rules.
- In exams where two courses that appear in the AGEC are awarded, only one course may be applied in the General Education category (e.g., ENG 235 and ENG 236). The remaining course must be applied to another category or as an elective depending upon the program of pursuit.
- DSST 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 an advisor for additional information.
Formal Military Education/Training Credit
Mohave Community College complies with the transcript evaluation requirements of Title 38, CFR, Section 21.4253(d)(3) which requires Mohave Community College to make every effort to evaluate prior credit, grant credit as appropriate, notify the student of the evaluation, and shorten the program certified accordingly. Students may order official Joint Services Transcripts electronically for placement into their student file. Students must then follow the Transcript Evaluation Critieria as stated in the current academic catalog and required by the Registrar’s Office. Credits awarded for formal military education or training are considered Advanced Standing (non-traditional) credits and are therefore subject to those rules. Contact an advisor for additional information.
High School Advanced Placement (AP)
High school students who successfully complete Advanced Placement courses can shorten the time it takes to complete a college degree by applying credits earned from AP exams to degrees, certificates, and AGEC requirements.
The Advanced Placement table shows examinations accepted by Mohave Community College, the minimum required scores, and the course(s) awarded if the knowledge and/or mastery is successfully demonstrated. Note the following limitations:
- 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.
- AP examinations are only 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.
- Advanced Placement credits are considered Advanced Standing (non-traditional) credits and are subject to those rules.
- The Spanish exam has the potential to award credit for more than one course. Only SPA 101 is 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 list are awarded, only one course may be applied in the General Education category (e.g., HIS 131 and HIS 132). The remaining course must be applied to another category or as an elective depending upon the program of pursuit.
- 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 an advisor for additional information.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
High school students who successfully complete International Baccalaureate courses can shorten the time it takes to complete a college degree by applying credits earned from IB exams to degrees, certificates, and AGEC requirements.
The International Baccalaureate table shows examinations accepted by Mohave Community College, the minimum required scores, and the course(s) awarded if the knowledge and/or mastery is successfully demonstrated. Note the following limitations:
- Scores must be received directly from the IB Organization to be considered. The grade of “TC” is posted for those who successfully pass IB exams.
- IB examinations are only administered through the IB Organization. Scores posted on a high school transcript, or the designation of an IB course on a high school transcript, will not justify the awarding of IB credit.
- IB credits are considered Advanced Standing (non-traditional) credits and are subject to those rules.
- In exams where two courses that appear in the AGEC list are awarded, only one course may be applied in the General Education category (e.g., BIO 100 and BIO 181). The remaining course must be applied to another category or as an elective depending upon the program of pursuit.
- IB exams that transfer as an elective credit (e.g., non-equivalent MCC course) will receive the “1TR” designation which is only applicable to specific programs.
- IB 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 an advisor for additional information.
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
Mohave Community College’s students come to us with a vast array of work experience and training, and we recognize not all learning has resulted from traditional classroom attendance. Our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process provides students with the opportunity to earn credit for learning outside the confines of a traditional classroom. This nontraditional learning is generally acquired through work experience, travel, workshop or conference participation, advanced high school courses, volunteer work, in-service training, adult or continuing education, recreational activities or hobbies, self-initiated reading and study, non-accredited course work, and involvement in professional organizations. Credit may be awarded for verifiable learning gained through experience - not for the Industry Certification experience itself.
The department faculty associated with the academic area in which the experience was gained determines credit for prior learning. The student must provide detailed information through a formal, professional, written portfolio, and a completed application form. The portfolio outlines, in-depth, the knowledge gained outside the college classroom and shows the relationship to college-level learning. Included in the portfolio should be any official certificates or licenses that have been issued to the student.
Transcript Evaluation Criteria
Students who wish to transfer credits from other institutions to Mohave Community College must file official transcripts from those institutions with the MCC Registrar’s Office where they will be evaluated. Transfer students must complete the following steps:
- Complete an MCC admission application and be assigned an official MCC ID number.
- Meet with an Academic Advisor and complete an official MCC degree declaration form.
- Request transcripts from any other previously attended institutions.
- Official transcripts must be received by the Registrar’s Office and processed into the system.
- Once the above steps have been completed, the transcripts will be evaluated to the current and/or active declared program(s).
If a student changes their degree declaration after their transcript has been evaluated, they will need to submit a Transcript Evaluation Request to have their transcripts reevaluated towards their new declared program(s).
Note the following requirements:
- Transcripts may be either directly mailed or sent electronically to MCC from the institution(s), including military transcripts.
- Transcripts may be sent electronically to MCC via established electronic transcript databases, including but not limited to National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment.
- MCC will not accept credits from any college without the transcripts from that institution (i.e., credits from College “X” that are posted on College “Y’s” transcript will not be considered).
- Transcripts are evaluated toward the student’s selected program. Therefore, only courses needed to satisfy the selected degree/certificate (and coursework necessary to meet prerequisites) will be transferred.
- Additional courses completed at other institutions that do not apply toward the selected degree/certificate will not appear as transfer credit on the student’s MCC transcript.
- Only courses with a grade of “C” or higher will be considered for transfer credit. A “Pass” grade may be accepted if it is noted on the transcript that “Pass” is equal to a “C” grade.
- There is no time frame limit for transfer for any courses that are being used to satisfy an AGEC certificate, unless otherwise specified by the program. Science, healthcare professions and skilled trades courses (other than Computer Information Systems related) taken ten or more years ago do not transfer without permission of the program director or department lead.
- Fire Science, Administration of Justice Studies,and Early Childhood Education courses taken five or more years ago do not transfer and must be retaken. Transfer credit for EMS students must be approved by the program director.
- The Registrar has final authority in the decision of course transferability. To request that a transcript evaluation be reassessed, the student must file a Petition for Transfer Course Re-evaluation Form through an advisor.
- Only Transcripts from colleges and schools accredited by regional accreditation commissions will be accepted. The regional accreditation commissions are:
- The Higher Learning Commission
- Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.
- Northwest Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges
- Transcripts and other documentation received by Mohave Community College from other schools become the sole property of MCC. Neither originals nor copies can be released to the student or to any third party. If a student needs a copy of their transcripts from previously attended institutions, they must contact those institutions directly.
- The Registrar’s Office has final authority regarding the method of receipt of incoming transcripts. Please see the current Mohave Community College Catalog for further information regarding the method of receipt for incoming transcripts.
- Transcript evaluations can take up to 4 business weeks to complete (peak times may take longer) once all necessary documentation has been submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
- Transcripts that are sent electronically via the National Student Clearinghouse (or other electronic database system) via e-mail address must be sent to: email@example.com.
- Transcripts that are mailed directly from a student’s previous institution(s) must be sent to*:
Mohave Community College
1971 Jagerson Avenue
Kingman, AZ 86409
*Note: Specific MCC programs may require that official transcripts be sent directly to those departments (Nursing, Dental Hygiene, etc.). If a student has their transcript sent to a specific department (Nursing, Dental Hygiene, etc.), their transcript will be sent by those departments to the Registrar’s Office for evaluation. The student does not have to request the transcript be evaluated. These transcripts will be accepted and reviewed by the Registrar’s Office as official if they are sent from the appropriate institution directly to (and opened by) those departments.
Official Transcripts versus Unofficial Transcripts
A transcript may not be considered official, and may be rejected for evaluation, under any of the following circumstances:
- The Registrar’s seal and/or signature is missing*.
- The transcript is stamped “Issued to Student” or “Student Copy,” etc.
- The transcript was received directly from the student, either through mail delivery or hand-carried.
- The transcript is for the wrong student.
- The transcript is illegible.
*Transcripts sent via established electronic transcript databases directly from another school or university to MCC that do not feature the Registrar’s seal and/or signature may still be accepted as official.
Quarter Credit Versus Semester Credit
MCC uses the semester unit to measure course hours while certain other institutions use the quarter unit. Quarter units are valued at approximately 2/3 the value of semester credits. Courses that fall short of MCC’s semester hour equivalents may not be eligible for transfer. The most common reason a course may fall short of MCC’s semester hour equivalent is that the course was completed at an institution that uses a quarter-unit system.
To determine the equivalents for transfer purposes, MCC multiplies the quarter credits by the standard 2/3 and rounds down to the nearest whole number. The table below provides the most common equivalencies:
In certain cases, a course may be accepted for transfer as credit but not toward a specific subject in that discipline. For example, if a student at a regionally accredited quarter-unit school completes an introductory psychology course at three or four quarter units, the credit awarded in transfer would be labeled “PSY1TR.” In this example, the “1TR” designation indicates that credit was awarded, but not toward any particular course in that discipline as the student has not met the three semester unit requirement at MCC. On the other hand, a student completing five quarter units of introductory psychology at a regionally accredited school may, after review of the course description, be eligible for PSY 101 because the three semester unit requirement has been met.
Credits transferred to MCC will appear on both the student’s official and unofficial MCC transcript. Unofficial transcripts are available through the student’s MCC JICS account.
For advising purposes, Academic Advisors may use unofficial copies of a student’s transcripts in order to assist the student in planning their schedule. This should not be considered acceptance of any transfer credits from other institutions, but strictly an advising tool. Students who wish to transfer credits from other institutions to Mohave Community College must file official transcripts from those institutions with the MCC Registrar’s Office where they will be evaluated. Please see requirements above.
Outgoing Transfer Students
Arizona Higher Education Course Equivalency Guide (CEG)
Students intending to transfer to another institution should meet with an advisor to learn about the resources available and to facilitate the transfer of MCC credits to the university. The Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education, in conjunction with the Arizona Board of Regents, publishes the Arizona Higher Education Course Equivalency Guide (CEG) and transfer pathway information at AZTransfer. The CEG shows how courses transfer from community college to ASU, NAU, and U of A. For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a “C” or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution. The CEG “equivalency” does not mean that the community college course is identical to the university course or vice versa, but that the course is regarded as fulfilling the requirement of the designated university or college course. The evaluations of transfer credit in the CEG refer only to community college courses and their acceptance at the respective four-year institutions in the state of Arizona. Students are encouraged to consult with the appropriate transfer institution’s academic department for major course requirements before deciding on current class schedules.
Mohave Community College Transferrable Courses
The AZTransfer website updates the CEG on a weekly basis. For the most current information regarding the transferability of MCC courses, see the Course Equivalency Guide. Choose the Mohave Community College link. Note: A transferrable course is defined as an MCC course that transfers to all three Arizona state universities (Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona).
Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC)
Effective January, 1999, the Arizona community colleges and universities agreed upon a common structure for a transfer general education curriculum. This curriculum provides students attending any Arizona community college with the opportunity to build a general education curriculum that is transferable upon completion (without loss of credit) to another Arizona community college or university. The Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) is at least 35-credit hours of lower-division general education coursework. There are three forms of the AGEC: Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC - A) for students majoring in the non-business/non-science programs; Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC - B) for students majoring in business; and Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC - S) for students majoring in the physical/biological sciences and engineering. The general education subject areas include English, mathematics, arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, physical and biological sciences, and options.
All courses included in the AGEC block must be completed with a grade of “C” or better in order to transfer. The block can be completed by itself or as part of an associate’s degree at MCC.
The college certifies completion of an AGEC on the student’s transcript if the student applies for this designation. A completed AGEC will transfer as a block to any of the three Arizona public universities (NAU, ASU, and U of A). The AGEC meets lower-division university general education requirements. To earn a baccalaureate degree, students transferring the AGEC must still meet other university requirements within their chosen majors.
A completed AGEC also transfers as a block to meet the general education requirements at other public Arizona community colleges. Transfer students who wish to earn an associate’s degree must then meet any additional community college degree requirements at that particular institution.
Effective Fall 2010: All courses used to satisfy Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) requirements must be transferable as elective credit or better1 to all Arizona public universities. All courses used to satisfy remaining Associate Degree requirements2 must be transferable as elective credit or better to the university and major to which the associate’s degree is intended to transfer. However, if the baccalaureate degree is a shared major3 offered by more than one university, the courses must transfer as elective credit or better to all the universities offering the shared major.
1Elective or better. Identified in the Course Equivalency Guide (CEG) as Elective (E), Departmental Elective Credit (DE), or a Direct Equivalency.
2Remaining Associate Degree Requirements. Courses used to complete associate degree requirements beyond the courses of the AGEC such as Common Courses, Electives, Prerequisites, etc. These degrees include the Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Business (ABUS), Associate of Science (AS).
3Shared Major. A shared major is a university degree program that has similar academic preparation to one or more degree programs at other Arizona public universities as listed on the Common Course Matrices.
Types of Transfer
- The AGEC Block will transfer to the state of Arizona public institutions, i.e., the state universities (ASU, NAU, and U of A) and community colleges. When a student completes and applies for the AGEC, the student’s transcripts will note the completion of the AGEC. The completed AGEC will meet the general education requirements (also known as liberal studies requirements) for Arizona’s public higher education institutions. Students should be aware that universities and departments may have other requirements in addition to the AGEC.
Individual courses can transfer to a university in three different ways:
- Direct equivalency or one-to-one course transfer. In this case, an MCC course has a direct equivalent that transfers to a university course.
- Departmental elective. A university may not offer the same course as an MCC course, but the department may accept it as an elective for their department. This is helpful especially when the department has a requirement for departmental electives. If they don’t, the course may count as a university elective.
- General elective. The course will only transfer as a general elective; it will not transfer as a direct equivalent (one-to-one) or a departmental elective. In this case, it can be used to meet the number of credits needed to graduate.
Note: Universities may have additional requirements such as the following:
- An application (with fee) at least one semester before attendance.
- Liberal studies requirements (for institutions outside of AZ).
- Junior-level writing requirement.
- Diversity course requirements.
- A minimum number of courses taken at their university including the number of 300-400 level courses.
- The number of credits to graduate (usually 120).
- Program/major requirements, e.g., School of Education (Elementary Education), School of Business (Accounting, Business Administration), such as an application to the program (separate from the application to and acceptance in the university), prerequisite courses to enter the program, and core courses within a program.
MCC Transcript Request
The preferred method of requesting official transcripts is online. While preference will be given to those ordering online, you may also order by mail (faxes and emails cannot be accepted). If a student has any indebtedness with the college, it must be cleared up before a transcript request will be processed.
- Online: Order MCC transcripts online by visiting the National Student Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse accepts credit or debit cards for payment.
- By Mail: Submit the Mohave Community College Transcript Request Form. Include a money order or cashier’s check for the total number of transcripts requested. Note: Cash, personal check or credit/debit card payments cannot be accepted with mail orders. Mail to: Transcript Request, Mailstop 107, Mohave Community College, 1971 Jagerson Avenue, Kingman, AZ 86409.
For a list of transcript ordering fees, please see the Fees section of this catalog.
It may take up to 10 business days from the receipt of the request in the Registrar’s Office for the request to be processed. A rush processing request may be made for an additional fee. With rush processing, the request for transcripts will be processed the next business day and receive expedited delivery via USPS or UPS. For more information, please see the Outgoing Transcript Request Information webpage.
Students are strongly encouraged to check their MCC online unofficial 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 Grade Related Grievance: Grade Appeal.
For a comprehensive review of available student resources, specific requirements and related information, please refer to the Student Resources section of the MCC Catalog.
Textbooks, required course supplies, MCC apparel/merchandise may be purchased through the online MCC Bookstore from any computer. For more information regarding the bookstore, including order placement assistance, please visit the MCC Bookstore webpage or call MCC Connect.
The Bursar’s Office provides and assists students with student accounts and management information. For more information regarding billing, payment plan, Bighorn Card, BankMobile accounts, 1098-T tax information, and AR holds, see the Financial Information section of the catalog, visit the Bursar webpage, and/or call MCC Connect.
An MCC library is located on each campus and supports the academic programs of Mohave Community College. Each campus library is open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. The MCC Library offers online access to scholarly resources, including article databases and eBooks. Each library also maintains a physical collection and provides services including one-on-one research assistance, scheduled research instruction sessions for MCC classes, and access to materials from libraries around the country through interlibrary loan (ILL). For more information regarding library business hours, collections, and services, visit the MCC Library webpage and/or call MCC Connect.
Mohave Community College faculty members are accessible to students outside of class hours. Full-time faculty members maintain office hours during which they are available to confer with individual students. Adjunct faculty members are available by appointment. Instructor contact information is available on the course homepage in the Schoology Learning Management System©.
Student Support Program
A student assistance program is available to all students who are in need of assistance in addressing personal issues that affect their well-being. We utilize TalkSpace, a digital space for private and convenient mental health support. With TalkSpace, you can choose your therapist from a list of recommended, licensed providers and receive support day and night from the convenience of your device iOS, Android, and Web. To sign up visit https://www.talkspace.com/mohave.edu by entering your student email address.
Student Forms Repository
Many of the forms needed for registration, scholarships, and more are available at Student Forms. Forms may be downloaded and saved to your computer. It is your responsibility to ensure you are using the most up-to-date version of each form, which will be available on this page. Any modification to a form will render the form VOID and it will be returned to the submitter.
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. The MCC community believes that every student deserves to be respected and celebrated for who they are. Potential students are encouraged to visit a campus and learn what it truly means to be an MCC student. Students are encouraged to get involved and see how Student Life on each MCC campus can help you learn and succeed.
The goal of student life is to provide students with the total MCC experience. The MCC experience means supporting student learning opportunities, leadership, involvement, and creative expression both in and beyond the classroom. For more information regarding student organizations, intramural sports, student leadership and service, and the Student Activities Council (SAC), visit the MCC Student Life webpage and/or call MCC Connect.
Student Success Center
The MCC Student Success Center’s mission is to foster student success through tutoring and other support services aimed at addressing issues that may arise during a student’s time at MCC. These services help students develop learning strategies necessary to reach their academic potential and teaches students how to apply these skills in college and in life. The Student Success Center partners with faculty and staff to empower students to assume the responsibility for their education, to be self-motivated and successful in their chosen fields of study, and to function as productive members of society. The Student Success Center facilitates peer group tutoring sessions and offers individual tutoring with a peer or instructor to promote academic success.
How Tutoring Works:
- All currently registered MCC students are eligible for our FREE services.
- Students may request tutoring services or be referred by an instructor or advisor. Requests may be made in person at the Student Success Center or by calling or emailing the Student Success Center.
- Students are expected to keep their appointments or to call and cancel in advance.
- Students should bring assignments and any other course relevant material to work on in the center.
For more information, or to participate in a tutoring session, students may visit the Student Success Center on campus, visit the Student Success Center webpage, or call MCC Connect.
Student Success Coaching:
A Student Success Coach will inspire, motivate, and challenge students to improve overall student success, persistence, and employability. Student Success Coaches guide students using their coaching skills and allowing students to explore and find answers that will benefit them in achieving their academic and life goals.
- Students can schedule an appointment through Student Support Connections or by emailing Success@mohave.edu
- Students are expected to keep their appointment or call to cancel in advance
- Student Success Coaches are not qualified to treat mental or physical illnesses or anything that would appear in the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).
Mohave Community College Testing Centers on each campus provide assessment for current students, future students, and community members. The Testing Centers also facilitate test proctoring for both paper/pencil and computer-based tests. A picture ID (valid driver’s license or Bighorn Card with a photo) is required for all testing.
Services are provided for the following: placement testing, General Educational Development (GED), Tests of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and proctored exams for other colleges. Testing services are also provided for proctoring of exams for licensure and certification. Mohave Community College Testing Centers are Pearson Vue certified. For more information regarding testing services and fees, visit the Testing Services webpage, the Admissions and Registration section of the catalog, and/or call MCC Connect.
In the final semester/term of enrollment, students should apply for graduation. It is the responsibility of the student to know and to observe the requirements of their declared program of study and the rules governing academic work. Students should meet with their advisor consistently throughout their MCC tenures to ensure they stay on track towards graduation. The graduation policies and procedures of MCC are as follows:
To graduate from MCC, students are required to:
- Complete the requirements of the program.
- Complete the required program core courses, support courses, and prerequisite requirements.
- Acquire a minimum of one third of the required 100-level or above credit hours at MCC to earn a degree; these hours must count toward the degree being earned.
- Acquire a minimum of one third of the required 100-level or above credit hours at MCC to earn a certificate of proficiency; these hours must count toward the certificate being earned.
- 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.
- If a course substitution is required for graduation, a student must meet with an advisor in order complete a Course Substitution form. The Course Substitution form must be approved and submitted by the appropriate associate dean or program director to the Registrar’s Office for final posting.
- Earn a cumulative 2.0 or higher grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. Some specific programs have higher grade requirements for graduation. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of these program requirements.
- AGEC - A, AGEC - B, and AGEC - S (Arizona General Education Curriculum) require a “C” or better in each course to receive the AGEC completion designation on MCC transcripts. Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Business (ABUS), and Associate of Science (AS) degrees include the classes contained in AGECs. Unless otherwise specified by the program, these degrees can be completed with a “D” grade in AGEC courses as long as an overall 2.0 GPA is obtained. However, the AGEC will not be designated on the transcript and universities may not accept these courses for transfer.
- Previously enrolled MCC students who earned sufficient credits for graduation requirements under the catalog year in which they were enrolled and earned a 2.0 GPA but had one or more “D” grades on their transcript may petition to graduate by contacting an advisor.
- Resolve any indebtedness to the college before the degree/certificate can be awarded.
- Programs may have different graduation requirements. Please see appropriate program page for detailed graduation requirements that are specific to the program.
Note: Students who apply to graduate and do not complete all requirements by the end of the semester/term for which they applied must reapply to graduate.
Graduation Application and Commencement
In the final year of enrollment, candidates for graduation must complete the following steps to ensure successful graduation. Candidates are required to do the following:
- Meet with an academic advisor for initial review of the degree/certificate of proficiency program requirements at least one semester/term before applying for graduation.
- Complete the on-line application for graduation during the anticipated semester/term of completion which will initiate a graduation evaluation by the Registrar’s Office to determine if the requirements of the degree/certificate have been met.
- Complete requirements for graduation in the semester/term for which they applied.
- Indicate on the application for graduation their intent to participate in the annual commencement ceremony.
- Complete the graduation survey.
- Submit the completed on-line application for review by an advisor.
- Students who submit applications after the April due date will have no guarantee of their name in the commencement program.
For a list of important dates, please see the Academic Calendar.
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. Cap and gown ordering information is available on the Commencement Information webpage. Participation in the commencement ceremony does not guarantee graduation.
Evaluation of Graduation Applications
The Registrar’s Office evaluates the Graduation Application by reviewing a student’s MCC transcript, applicable transfer credits, and cumulative grade point average. Transfer classes do 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 to award the degree/certificate and the degree/certificate is posted on the student’s transcript. The Registrar’s Office will handle the printing and mailing of any diplomas. AGEC certificates of completion graduates do not receive a diploma; however, the certificate will be posted on the transcript. Students should allow a minimum of 10 weeks after the end of the graduation semester/term for applications to be processed and diplomas mailed.
Any students seeking a degree verification may print an unofficial copy of their transcript or request an official copy of the transcript showing the degree awarded and date granted. Prior to the end of the term, official transcripts may be ordered for delivery after grades and graduation status is finalized.
MCC reserves the right to evaluate a student’s MCC transcript, applicable transfer credits, and cumulative grade point average to determine if they have earned a degree/certificate of proficiency without a graduation application. If the student meets the requirements for graduation from the applicable program at the time of the evaluation, the Registrar’s Office may confer the appropriate degree or certificate of proficiency without a graduation application.
Graduation with Honors
A student’s transcript is evaluated by the Registrar’s Office for program requirements and the student’s cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA).
To graduate with Honors, degree program students must:
- Acquire a minimum of one third of the required 100-level or above credit hours at MCC to earn a degree; these hours must count toward the degree being earned.
- Achieve an overall cumulative 3.75 GPA for all MCC courses completed by the end of the semester/term in which they have applied for graduation.
To graduate with Honors, Certificate of Proficiency students must:
- Acquire a minimum of one third of the required 100-level or above credit hours at MCC to earn a certificate of proficiency; these hours must count toward the certificate being earned.
- Achieve an overall cumulative 4.0 GPA for all MCC courses completed by the end of the semester/term in which they have applied for graduation.
Student Rights and Responsibilities
Student Code of 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. MCC 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,
- other demonstrations of immediate or planned violence.
Note: Weapons of any kind are prohibited on campus or at any off-campus college function unless specifically approved as part of a classroom activity.
As identified in the MCC Student Code of Conduct, any student who demonstrates unwillingness to comply with class procedures or whose behavior interferes with the educational progress of other students may be dismissed from a class session by an instructor. The instructor will report the action to the appropriate associate dean, program director, or Dean of Student and Community Engagement. If the behavior continues, the behavioral alert process will be followed.
Note: Students are responsible for knowing and understanding the contents of the MCC Student Code of Conduct. Students are also responsible for abiding by the laws governing the college and are expected to observe standards of conduct set by the college. Offenders will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Enrollment at Mohave Community College carries with it obligations in regard to conduct, both in and out of the classroom. Students are responsible for abiding by the laws governing the College and are expected to observe standards of conduct set by the College.
Student misconduct and/or disciplinary action will be addressed by the Dean of Student and Community Engagement. If a student has emotional, psychological, social or medical problems that are considered to be the basis for misbehavior, the student may be asked to withdraw from college the needed treatment is received or the student is otherwise deemed ready to re-enroll in college courses.
Disruptive Student Procedure
All referrals for immediate intervention with a disruptive student will be made to the Dean of Student and Community Engagement. When a Student Behavior Alert Form has been filed, the Dean of Student and Community Engagement and the designated associate dean or program director, when applicable, will assess the student’s issues and respond with suggested intervention.
Student Honor Policy
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 MCC Honor Policy outlined below and in the Student Code of Conduct are subject to academic and, where appropriate, disciplinary sanctions.
The Honor Policy is based on an understanding of academic integrity.
Honor Code Definitions
- “Academic dishonesty” means any of the following:
- Abuse of Resource Materials is the intentional mutilation, destruction, concealment, theft or alteration of materials provided to assist students in the mastery of course materials.
- Cheating is the intentional use of or attempted use of unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise. Students should be aware that when taking online courses or when participating in online activities in ground courses, electronic trails may indicate cheating. Students sharing computers for the same course and submitting assignments within a few minutes of each other may give the appearance of shared work.
- To cheat on an exam is to use books, notes, or other materials not explicitly permitted by the instructor in taking the exam; to copy other students’ work in taking an exam; to use copies of examination material (whether stolen or accidentally obtained) in preparing for or taking an examination when the instructor has not made these materials public by prior distribution; and/or to assist a student in cheating in any of the aforementioned three ways.
- To cheat on an assignment is to use materials or sources explicitly forbidden by the instructor in completing the assignment and/or; assist students in cheating as defined above. Using ideas and work from other students as well as the student using their own work again is forbidden.
- Collusion is unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written work offered for credit. Students should be aware that when taking online courses or when participating in online activities in ground courses, electronic trails may indicate cheating by way of collusion or other forms. Students taking the same section of a course will give the appearance of shared work if they are sharing computers or non-MCC IP addresses and submitting course assignments/quizzes/exams within similar timeframes. Students sharing an IP address need to enroll in different sections offered by different instructors if enrolling in the same course. If a different course section is not available with a different instructor, the students must notify the faculty member and the associate dean for their program immediately.
- Fabrication is intentional and unauthorized falsification or invention of any information or citation in an academic exercise with the intent of gaining an unfair academic advantage, either for the individual who is committing the fabrication or for another.
- Facilitating Academic Dishonesty is intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another to violate any provision of this Code. Students are on their honor to report known academic dishonesty; failure to do so may incur a penalty.
- Misrepresentation is intentionally or knowingly claiming assignment credit, College credit, certificate, or diploma as one’s own when someone else completed any or all work required toward the award of the credit/certificate/diploma.
- Stealing is the deliberate taking of another individual’s or group’s property without consent, permission, or acknowledgement with the intent of gaining an unfair academic advantage.
- Plagiarism is intentionally or knowingly representing the words or ideas of another as one’s own in any academic exercise. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of paraphrase or direct quotation of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgement. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials. Information gathered from the Internet and not properly identified is also considered plagiarism. False Citation, incorrect or inadequate citation of sources, and purchasing, downloading, or using papers written by another individual is also included under plagiarism.
- Self-plagiarism is the intentional submission of a partial or whole assignment in more than one course without explicit written permission from the instructor or the submission of a partial or whole assignment which was previously submitted in a course in which the student dropped, withdrew, failed, or received credit.
- “Academic work” means the preparation of an essay, thesis, report, problem, classroom or online discussion, assignment or other project, whether done alone or in an assigned group, submitted for purposes of grade determination.
- “Academic penalty” means one or more of the following sanctions which may be imposed in cases involving violation of academic honesty:
- A requirement to re-submit the academic work in question with an automatic grade reduction.
- A requirement to perform additional academic work not required of other students in the course.
- A reduction to any level of the grade in the course, or on the examination, or other academic work affected by violation of the Honor Code.
- A requirement to be administratively withdrawn from the course with a grade of “W.”
- “Disciplinary penalty” means any penalty which may be imposed in a student disciplinary matter pursuant to Mohave Community College Code of Student Conduct.
- “Honor Code” means the promise made to uphold the Mohave Community College Honor Policy.
- “Honor Code Reminder” is the standardized reminder placed in all course syllabi and/or on high stakes exams.
- “Violation of the Honor Code” includes any act of academic dishonesty as defined by this policy.
All students are expected to be familiar with the details provided in the Policies and Procedures Manual. Failure to read the policies and procedures will not be justification for noncompliance. Mohave Community College reserves the right to change or withdraw curriculum, policies, tuition, or any other matters contained in the Policies and Procedures Manual without notice.
Copyright Act Compliance
All Mohave Community College students are expected to comply with the provisions of Title 17, United States’ code pertaining to photocopying any material protected by this act.
There is no formal dress code at MCC. Students are asked to use good judgment and dress in appropriate attire while in classes, at an MCC function or on an MCC campus. In instances of unsuitable dress an instructor or staff member may request that the student leave the campus, particularly if the appearance detracts from instruction. Students are being educated for responsible career positions and demonstrating their ability to work appropriately within a professional environment is important.
FERPA Information - Students’ Right to Privacy
All inquiries regarding a student’s official records should be made through the Registrar’s Office. The following paragraphs in this publication serves as the student’s annual notification of their FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) rights:
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) affords a student certain rights with respect to their education records. A student has the right to:
- 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.
- 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 their 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.
- 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 capacity, or a 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.
In addition, as of January 3, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education’s FERPA regulations expanded the circumstances under which a student’s education records and personally identifiable information (PII) contained in such records — including student Social Security Number, grades, or other private information — may be accessed without student consent. First, the U.S. Comptroller General, the U.S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or state and local education authorities (“Federal and State Authorities”) may allow access to student records and PII without student consent to any third party designated by a Federal or State Authority to evaluate a federal- or state-supported education program. The evaluation may relate to any program that is “principally engaged in the provision of education,” such as early childhood education and job training, as well as any program administered by an education agency or institution. Second, Federal and State Authorities may allow access to student education records and PII without student consent to researchers performing certain types of studies, in certain cases even when we object to or do not request such research. Federal and State Authorities must obtain certain use-restriction and data security promises from the entities that they authorize to receive student PII, but the Authorities need not maintain direct control over such entities. In addition, in connection with Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems, State Authorities may collect, compile, permanently retain, and share without student consent PII from student education records. They may track student participation in education and other programs by linking such PII to other personal information about a student that they obtain from other Federal or State data sources, including workforce development, unemployment insurance, child welfare, juvenile justice, military service, and migrant student records systems.
- The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
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.
At MCC, directory information includes name, address, e-mail address, phone numbers, photographs, most recent previous school attended, MCC ID number, major field of study, campus attended, status (e.g., in-state/out-of-state status, current enrollment, dates of attendance, full-time/part-time, withdrawn, degrees awarded), honors received (e.g., Dean’s List, Honors List, PTK), participation in activities and sports, and weight and height of athletic team members.
Current and former students may withhold disclosures of “Directory Information” under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, by submitting written notification to the Office of the Registrar. Failure on the part of any student to specifically request that “Directory Information” be withheld indicates individual approval for disclosure. Please note two important details regarding placing a “No Release” on a student record:
- The College receives inquiries for directory information from a variety of sources outside the institution, including prospective employers, the news media and honor societies. Having a “No Release” on a record will preclude release of such information, even to those people. It will preclude a name being listed in the graduation program, for example.
- A “No Release” applies to all elements of directory information on a record. MCC does not apply a “No Release” differentially to the various directory information data elements.
Per the FERPA Act, parents and/or legal guardians may request personally identifiable information from the educational records of an “eligible student” (a student age 18 or older or enrolled in a postsecondary institution at any age). The student must be a “dependent student” as that term is defined in Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code. The requesting parent/legal guardian must have claimed the student as a dependent on the parent’s/legal guardian’s most recent income tax statement. Tax documentation must be provided at the time of the request before any non-directory or personally identifiable information regarding the student and/or their account will be released. Mohave Community College may disclose the student’s educational records to the requesting parents/legal guardian without the consent of the student, after receipt and approval of the requested documentation. Please contact the Registrar’s Office for further information.
MCC employees (including contracted temporary staff) who suspect there may have been a possible FERPA violation regarding any MCC student, past or present, must immediately report the suspected violation to their supervisor. Supervisors are expected to immediately notify the MCC Registrar’s Office.
A copy of the FERPA Act, more details about student rights, and any College policies related to the FERPA Act are available from the Registrar’s Office. For questions concerning FERPA, contact the Registrar’s Office.
Mohave Community College has a grievance process for students who have a complaint about an alleged misapplication or violation of any College policy or procedure or any other dispute within the College.
A grievance may include, but is not limited to, complaints alleging
- mistreatment by a College employee,
- errors in the assessment of fees or other financial obligations,
- registration errors, and/or
- if the student feels that unjust treatment has been received with regard to an academic process such as the assignment of a final grade.
Grievances of final grades can only be made in cases where the student feels that their grade is inconsistent with documented course expectations and must be submitted within ninety (90) days of the last day of the semester. A student with a non-grade related complaint must submit the complaint within fourteen (14) business days of the incident.
NOTE: Submitting a grievance requires the student to respond to an Academic Dean or their designee (Associate Dean of Instruction and/or Program Director) at the college when they are contacted regarding the grievance. If the student is contacted regarding the grievance and does not respond in the ten (10) business days for a meeting to be arranged or additional follow-up contact, the grievance will be dismissed.
Mohave Community College has an appeal process with regard to the assignment of a final grade for a class.
Appeals of final grades should only be made in cases where a student’s final grade is inconsistent with course expectations as documented in the syllabus. A grade appeal can only be submitted within ninety (90) days of the last day of the semester.
To appeal a final grade the following process needs to be followed:
Step 1. In an effort to resolve the issue, the student MUST meet with the MCC faculty. In the event that this fails to produce a resolution, the student may proceed to step 2.
Step 2. To submit a grade appeal, begin by clicking here. The appeal should explain how the student’s final grade is inconsistent with documented course expectations for review by the associate dean/program director supervising the faculty. At this time, the student should provide all documentation that supports their position. After submitting the Grade Appeal Form, the student may receive a request from the associate dean/program director for additional information and/or further clarification. The student will receive notification of the resolution of their appeal no later than 10 business days from either submission of a grade appeal form or the request for additional information, whichever is later. Students may experience a possible delay to grade appeal resolution outside the traditional academic calendar. (Most departments work only during the fall and spring semesters). If the student wishes to dispute the resolution by the associate dean/program director, the student may proceed to step 3.
Step 3. Student must submit a written petition to the Academic Dean explaining why the associate dean/program director ‘s review of the grade appeal and resolution was incorrect in determining that the student’s final grade is not inconsistent with documented course expectations. The associate dean/program director will forward the student grievance, any student documentation, and the notice of resolution provided to the student to the Academic Dean. The decision of the Academic Dean is final.
Non-grade Related Grievances
If a student has a non-grade related grievance, the following process needs to be followed:
- In an effort to resolve the issue, the student MUST meet with the MCC faculty or staff member and, if applicable, the program director that is directly related to the situation. In the event that this fails to produce a resolution, the student may proceed to step 2.
- To submit a formal complaint, begin by clicking here. The complaint should express the grievance and give cause for the review by the Dean of Student and Community Engagement. At this time, the student can provide documentation to support their position. Within ten (10) business days of submitting the Student Grievance Form, the student will receive notification from the Dean of Student and Community Engagement that a meeting with all involved parties will be arranged to formally discuss the concern. The actions of the Dean of Student and Community Engagement are final and no further institutional recourse will occur.
- If the complaint is about a Dean of Student and Community Engagement, the grievance will be handled by a Dean of Student and Community Engagement from another location.
- Any documentation needs to be provided to the Dean of Student and Community Engagement at least three (3) business days before the meeting to be considered.
- Distance Education students outside of Arizona, after completion of the institution’s internal complaint process, may appeal to the Arizona Community College Coordinating Council (AC4). For additional information on the complaint process, please visit the AC4 Complainant Policy page.
- The Arizona State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) Council has jurisdiction over Arizona SARA approved institutions regarding non-instructional complaints for distance education students. Upon completion of the institution’s and AC4’s complaint process, a student may register a complaint with the Arizona SARA Council. For additional information on the complaint process, please visit the AZ SARA Complaint page.
Updating Personal Information
Current students may make changes to their personal information via myMohave. Depending on the requested update, e.g., name change, appropriate documentation may need to be provided.
Note: It will take approximately 48 hours for changes to register in the system. Current students who do not have access to a computer may complete a Student Data Update Form at the Student Services Office at the local campus.
College Policies and Procedures
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
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 Executive Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning, Danette Bristle, 3400 HWY 95, Bullhead City (928) 704-9480 and Director of Employee Services, Jennifer Picard, 1971 Jagerson Ave., Kingman (928) 681-5624, shall act as ADA coordinators for the College to oversee compliance in the areas of facilities, student accommodations, and employment practices.
Drug-Free Campus Student Guidelines
The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 has mandated that recipients of $25,000 or more from any federal agency must maintain a drug- free workplace. Included within the requirements of the Act is the adoption of a policy statement prohibiting the unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession or use of controlled substances in the work place. While technically only those employees working in programs receiving federal aid or those students receiving Pell grants are subject to the law, drug awareness is a subject which must be addressed by all employees and students.
Purpose: To provide a safe study environment free from the hazards associated with drug and alcohol use. These guidelines are designed to protect the workplace for the safety of all employees, students and the general population.
Definition: Substance use/abuse refers to the use of illegal drugs, legal drugs through illegal possession or overuse either prescription or over-the-counter, intoxicating beverages and other mind altering substances.
Applications: Students are responsible for knowing all local, state and national laws concerning substance use on MCC campuses, property controlled by MCC, facilities leased by the College, or off-site facilities used for instructional purposes by MCC faculty, staff, and students. No student who is under the influence of substances as defined above shall be allowed to attend class. Disciplinary action shall be initiated by recommendation of the instructor and with the approval of the Dean of Student and Community Engagement.
No student shall manufacture, distribute or possess such substances at the College or during hours of accountability. Disciplinary action shall be initiated by recommendation of the instructor and with the approval of the Dean of Student and Community Engagement. Violators of national, state or local laws concerning illegal drugs will be prosecuted and punished by the applicable court of law. The College reserves the right to discipline any student who violates such drug laws before, during or after the court of law proceedings.
Sanctions: Compliance with the above guidelines is a condition of enrollment for all MCC students. Students violating the policy are subject to a wide range of actions depending upon the nature of the violation. Those actions may include reprimand, probation or suspension. A student may also be required to satisfactorily complete a drug or alcohol rehabilitation program as a condition of their continued enrollment. The expense of this requirement will be the student’s responsibility. See the Student Code of Conduct for more information.
Distribution: All students are provided a copy of these guidelines as part of the student handbook. For additional information, please see the Drug Free Schools and College Prevention Program.
Emergency / Evacuation Procedures
In the event of an emergency, please follow the instructions of MCC faculty and staff. Students may be asked to vacate buildings and go to a location at least 25 to 50 feet from the building. Emergency evacuation routes are posted in all buildings. Your cooperation in making a rapid, orderly exit will be appreciated. Do not use window exits unless the doorway exit is inaccessible. In any life threatening situation immediately dial 9-1-1. After completing your 9-1-1 call, notify the campus switchboard of the emergency by dialing one of the dedicated emergency phone numbers:
- MCC Connect Emergency Line: 928.757.0881; internal extension 1181
- Bullhead City Campus (BHC): 928.704.7800; internal extension 4999
- Neal Campus Kingman (NCK): 928.757.0890; internal extension 1999
- Detroit Avenue Center (DAC): 928.681.5670; internal extension 5999
- North Mohave Campus (NMC): 928.875.9139; internal extension 2999
- Lake Havasu City Campus (LHC): 928.453.6176; internal extension 3999
As a part of your enrollment into MCC you will automatically be enrolled in the college’s emergency messaging service. As long as you do not opt out of the service you will be automatically notified through that system of any MCC emergencies.
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 928.757.0835, 1971 Jagerson Ave., Kingman, AZ 86409. Grievance procedures are in this document, on the Mohave Community College website, and in the Student Services offices on each campus.
Infectious Disease Policies
A copy of the complete Blood-Borne Pathogens policy guidelines is available in the college Policies and Procedures Manual. The exposure of any person at Mohave Community College to an infectious disease, infectious waste materials, or blood-borne pathogens must be reported immediately to the Dean of Student and Community Engagement.
Mohave Community College does not require vaccinations for general admission to the college. However, vaccinations may be required for admission to a specific class or program. Students are responsible for determining if their chosen class or program requires specific vaccinations for admission. Students may contact the appropriate department or access the MCC website for specific program and course requirements.
MCC is proud of its reputation as a “safe place to be.” Safety requires constant vigilance by the College staff, students, and all those using College facilities or resources.
All MCC students should observe the following:
- Always be aware of your surroundings.
- Park in designated, lighted College parking areas.
- When walking to or through a parking lot at night, go in a group or with at least one other person.
- Make sure friends have started their cars before you leave the lot, especially late at night.
- Always lock your car when you leave it and check inside before you get back in.
- Do not leave personal belongings in your car.
- When walking between buildings, use walkways.
- Do not flash your cash.
- Do not leave your purse or other belongings unattended.
- Do not hesitate to report unusual behavior or circumstances to an instructor or to the campus Information Desk.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires MCC to disclose statistics on crime committed on and near its campuses for the previous three years. Students and employees witnessing crimes or who are victimized in the commission of a crime are strongly encouraged to report all such actions to appropriate local law enforcement agencies and/or a college employee or Title IX team member. For more information, see the Campus Safety webpage and MCC Crime Statistics Report .
The College is committed to creating and maintaining an educational environment in which students and employees can work and learn together and which is free of objectionable behavior of a sexual nature. MCC will take whatever action is needed to prevent, correct and if necessary, discipline persons whose behavior violates this policy. The College policy on Sexual Harassment/Misconduct is outlined with specific definitions, examples, and consequences in the MCC Student Code of Conduct.
Sexual harassment is defined by the College as “a broad term encompassing any unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that is committed without consent or by force, intimidation, coercion, or manipulation. The term includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, and sexual intimidation as those behaviors are described in the MCC Student Code of Conduct. Sexual misconduct can be committed by men or women, and it can occur between people of the same or different sex.”
Sexual misconduct is defined by the College as “any unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that is committed without consent or by force, intimidation, coercion, or manipulation. The term includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, and sexual intimidation … Sexual misconduct can be committed by men or women, and it can occur between people of the same or different sex.”
If you would like more information or need to report an incident, visit the Campus Safety webpage, or contact the Title IX Coordinator or a Dean of Student and Community Engagement.
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: www.mohave.edu/about/safety.
For inquiries about this policy contact:
Danette Bristle (Title IX and ADA Coordinator)
Exec. Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning
3400 Highway 95, Bullhead City, AZ 86442
928.704.9480 (w), 928.542.6920 (m)
Mohave Community College provides a smoke-free environment in accordance with state guidelines.
Mohave Community College Bullhead City Campus is a 100% tobacco free location. All use of tobacco, shall be prohibited from all campus property and facilities, including but not limited to parking lots, rooftops, courtyards, plazas, entrance and exit ways, vehicles, sidewalks, common areas, grounds and libraries. The term “tobacco” refers to all tobacco containing products, including but not limited to: cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, blunts, hookah, pipes, oral tobacco, chew and/or snuff. It also includes any product intending to mimic tobacco products.
All violators will receive an initial warning about the prohibition of tobacco on the Bullhead City Campus property. Continued violations by employees and students shall be handled through the respective conduct procedures for employees and students.
Outside vendors must have written approval from the Dean of Student and Community Engagement before soliciting on any MCC campus.
Student Right to Know
The Student Right to Know Act has been in effect since July of 2000. It requires institutions that receive Title IV funding to disclose certain information, including institutional graduation rates, financial assistance awarded and crime statistics. This information is available from the Office of Institutional Research.
Use of Electronic Devices
The following applies to all devices used for communication, e.g., cell phones, MP3s, iPods, and other such portable devices, including those with text messaging capability, and has been designed to limit interruptions and distractions in an educational setting.
MCC understands that many students carry and use cell phones, especially for emergency purposes. MCC encourages all students and faculty to turn their cell phones off during class time. Those students who feel that they need to be available for emergency calls should change their phone setting to vibrate and should only answer calls that could be possible emergency situations. If a student is aware of a developing situation, they are strongly encouraged to notify the instructor before class begins. If a student feels they must answer the phone because of a possible emergency, the student must take the call outside the room and return as soon as they know it is not an emergency. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain notes from a peer on material they may have missed. The use of cell phones and all other electronic devices during testing situations is strictly prohibited. Arrangements should be made to have another family member or an emergency contact person available.
Students are responsible for abiding by the standards provided in the responsible use of Mohave Community College Information Technology resources which can be found in the College’s Policies and Procedures Manual, acceptable use policy number 5.275.
All individuals, whether currently enrolled or not, must abide by the College Code of Conduct and rules and regulations while on or using any College property, equipment or attending any College related function.
Mohave County residents and other visitors are encouraged to visit any of the campuses at almost any time. Deans of Student and Community Engagement will arrange for visitors to tour campuses and will also make arrangements for special groups.
Except in emergencies involving the health and safety of those present, faculty and/or staff will not allow visitors into a classroom, laboratory, or other instructional facility while class is in progress. Only students who have been admitted to the college and are officially registered for the class and guests of the instructor who are invited for legitimate purposes of instruction may attend classes. No faculty and/or staff member is authorized to make an exception to this policy without prior approval of the Dean of Student and Community Engagement or designee.
As part of the Higher Education Amendment, MCC provides students with the opportunity to register to vote. By virtue of being a student that lives in Arizona and attending Mohave Community College, you are entitled to become an Arizona registered voter. Students from other states should use a federal form or one supplied by the state in which they wish to register. Both the state and federal forms can be obtained via the Internet. For additional registration and election information for the state of Arizona, see the Voter Registration and Education webpage or by calling 1.877.843.8683.
Unauthorized use, possession, or display of firearms and other weapons, dangerous instruments, explosive devices, torches, devices with open flames or fireworks on Mohave Community College property or at college sponsored events is prohibited. (References: ARS § 12-781, 13-2911, 13-3102, 13-1502, and 13-1503) Subject to ARS §12-781, a person may lawfully transport or lawfully store a firearm that is both 1) in a person’s locked and privately owned motor vehicle or in a locked compartment on the person’s privately owned motorcycle and 2) not visible from the outside of the motor vehicle or motorcycle. Persons excluded from this policy: Any certified peace officer currently employed by a law enforcement agency. Persons not excluded from this policy: Concealed carry permit holders.
Healthcare Professions Addendum to MCC Student Handbook
Healthcare Professions at MCC include Dental Hygiene (DEH), Medical Assistant (MEA), Nursing (NUR), Paramedic (EMS), Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Radiologic Technology (RAD) and Surgical Technology (SGT). Please read below for program specific requirements.
DEH, NUR, PTA, SGT, EMS
90-100 = A
80-89 = B
70-79 = C
60-69 = D
59 and below = F
Successful completion of each program course with a “B” or better is required to progress to a subsequent course.
90-100 = A
80-89 = B
70-79 = C
60-69 = D
59 and below = F
Successful completion of each program course with a “C” or better is required to progress to a subsequent course.
Students must fulfill all program course requirements specific to the respective healthcare program of study with the following stipulations:
DEH, NUR, PTA, SGT, MEA
- No D or F grades in any program required courses.
- Completion of all field of study (e.g. NUR, PTA, etc.) with a “B” or better.
- Math and Anatomy and Physiology program prerequisites must be completed with a B or better.
- No D or F grades in any courses required for the program of study and a cumulative G.P.A. 2.5.
- Completion of all field of study (e.g. RAD, EMS, etc.) with a “C” or better.
Student Code of Conduct
Mohave Community College healthcare professions programs expect all students to adhere to the Student Code of Conduct. While completing clinical course requirements, students are expected to observe the clinical site’s professional standards as well as the MCC Student Code of Conduct.
See the MCC Student Handbook.
Competency-Based Education (CBE)
Mohave Community College offers selected programs as competency-based programs. Competency-Based Education (CBE) programs enable students to earn college credit by demonstrating mastery of clearly-defined skills known as “competencies.” There are some unique features related to competency-based programs that students need to know. The CBE Student Handbook provides information that helps explain competency-based learning as well as special information that supplements the college catalog and student handbook.