May 29, 2024  
2015-2016 Catalog 
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Resources

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 Academic Advising

Advising services are delivered by both staff advisors and faculty members and are available at all campuses as well as by phone to support a student’s academic goals. Academic advising is critical to your success, satisfaction, retention, and graduation from Mohave Community College. A student services specialist is assigned to a student upon entry. The role of the student services specialist 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 student’s’ needs and educational goals, they will assist in creating a plan to stay on track for graduation.

New Students: Student services specialists 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. Student services specialists will use available information (e.g., high school transcripts, assessment scores and other data) to assist you in pursuing a program consistent with your education goals and level of preparation.

Continuing Students: You may enroll in courses for which you have completed the prerequisites without a student services specialist’s signature. However, you must meet in-person or by phone with a student services specialist 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.

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 student services specialists, 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 .


Textbooks, required course supplies, MCC apparel and merchandise may be purchased through the online MCC Bookstore from any computer, with free ground shipping available for all purchases. Students may also visit a physical bookstore located on the Bullhead City Campus. For more information regarding the bookstore, including hours of operation or order placement assistance, please visit the MCC Bookstore webpage or call MCC Connect .

Bursar’s Office

The Bursar’s Office provides and assists students with student accounts and management information. For more information regarding billing, payment plan, Bighorn OneCard, HigherOne accounts, 1098T tax information, and AR holds, see the Financial Information  section of the catalog, visit the Bursar webpage, and/or call MCC Connect .

Disability Services

The mission of MCC Disability Services is to empower students with disabilities to succeed by facilitating equal access through accommodations and advocacy. MCC Office of Compliance is the department designated to facilitate services and resources for eligible students with documented disabilities. Disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Each campus student services office offers assistance to coordinate disability accommodations and referral services for students with documented disabilities.

MCC Office of Compliance:

  • Maintains documentation related to a student’s disability and student accommodation requests.
  • Supports and assists disabled students.
  • Collaborates with the student and instructor to determine and review accommodation requests each term.
  • Uses student provided documentation to determine if a student is an individual with a disability and determine reasonable accommodations.
  • Facilitate reasonable accommodations.
  • Ensures that Mohave Community College is ADA compliant in both real and virtual environments.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all disability records.

Note: Mohave Community College does not provide personal assistants, eyeglasses, hearing aids, other devices of a personal nature, nor transportation.

Students who feel they may qualify as an individual with a disability must self-identify and provide appropriate documentation to MCC Disability Services. Without appropriate documentation, no accommodations can be provided to the student. The college may require up to six weeks’ notice to provide disability related accommodations.

In order for a student to receive accommodations, Accommodation Request Forms (ARF) must be reviewed and signed by the student and the Office of Compliance every semester a student is registered for classes. If a student is registered with MCC Disability Services but has not developed and signed accommodation requests, they are not eligible to receive accommodations. To request an ARF form, registered disability services students should visit their Student Service Specialist to submit a request for accommodations. For more information and additional related resources, visit Disability Services, the Student Handbook , and/or call MCC Connect  or 1.866.664.2832 (TTY Use Relay 771).

Library Services

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 Inter-library Loan (ILL). For more information regarding library business hours, collections, and services, visit the MCC Library webpage and/or call MCC Connect .

Student Life

MCC offers many opportunities for student growth outside the classroom. To get the most out of college, students are encouraged to participate in the cultural, social, enrichment, and recreational activities offered. 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. Current students are encouraged to get involved and see how Student Life on each MCC campus can help you learn, succeed, and be truly you.

The goal of student life is to provide students with the total MCC experience. That 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 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. The program’s provider, Deer Oaks, offers 24-hour, seven days a week access with services that include face-to-face, telephonic and online counseling. In addition, students can also login to a dedicated website with access to live chat (LiveCONNECT), in-the-moment counseling via an online counseling portal and thousands of articles and resources to support work/college/life balance. For more information contact a student services specialist or call MCC Connect  at 866.664.2832.

 Student Success Center

The MCC Student Success Center’s mission is to create an environment that fosters student success through tutoring. This program helps students develop the learning strategies necessary to reach their academic potential and teaches students how to apply these skills in college and in life. In addition, the MCC Student Success Center will partner with MCC faculty and staff to empower students to assume responsibility for their education, to be self-motivated and successful in their chosen fields of study, and to function as productive members of society.

Goals of Tutoring: The MCC Student Success Center provides a solid foundation of effective study habits and assists students in learning strategies that will help them with every facet of their lives. The Student Success Center facilitates peer group tutoring sessions and offers individual tutoring with a peer or professional tutor to promote academic success.

How Tutoring Works:

  • Students may request tutoring services or be referred by an instructor or student support services advisors. Requests may be made in person at the Student Success Center or by calling the Student Success Center on each campus.
  • Tutoring appointments will be set at each center as needed in half-hour or one-hour increments. Group tutoring is encouraged and one-on-one sessions may also be scheduled.
  • Students will review and sign the Student Success Center user agreement on their first visit.
  • Students are expected to keep their appointments or to call and cancel in advance.
  • Students must bring completed homework, syllabus, text, assignments, and questions/topics to discuss.
  • All currently-registered MCC students are eligible for FREE services.

For more information, or to participate in a tutoring session, students may visit the Student Success Center on campus, visit the tutoring webpage, or call MCC Connect .

Testing Center

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 MCC HigherOne 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),  WorkKeys testing, 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 .