Jul 13, 2024  
2014-2015 Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Support Services and Programs




 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 .


Picture of the Bookstore


 Bookstore

Each of the southern campuses has a bookstore which sells the textbooks required for MCC classes as well as calculators and other study supplies. The bookstore also carries arts and crafts supplies as well as clothing and gift items with the MCC logo. For more information regarding the bookstore business hours, online textbook ordering, and textbook rentals, 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 


People participating in community education.


 Community Education

The mission of Mohave Community College’s Community Education is to serve its communities by providing lifelong learning and personal enrichment. The courses offered allow participants to stretch their imaginations, expand their minds, challenge their intellects, and enhance their physical well-being. Community Education offers classes in five areas of emphasis:

  • Adventure and Discovery. These courses explore history or science and nature, include field trips and study tours, teach sports, games, and recreation, and more.
  • Creative Expressions. These courses provide adults the opportunity to explore their interests in fine arts, crafts, music, dance, theatre arts and film, home arts, literature and writing, and more.
  • Healthy Living. These courses include classes and activities in nutrition, well-being, fitness, holistic health, as well as Healthcare Provider CPR required for many healthcare professionals.
  • Training Skills and Computer Courses. In these classes, community members can focus on business and finance, languages, computer technology, animal training, vehicle operation and maintenance, and personal expressions including fashion, make-up, and self-confidence courses.
  • Saturdays @ MCC are half-day, non-credit classes. The topics are varied and include art, genealogy, technology, and more.

For more information, visit the Community Education webpage, the Course Schedules webpage, and/or call MCC Connect 


Corporate Education

The mission of Mohave Community College’s Corporate Education office is to help area businesses build productivity and profitability through education and training. MCC’s Corporate Education office provides customized employee and management training at your business location or on an MCC campus. We start by analyzing what skills are needed for your company to succeed and then structure training to bring your personnel up to that skill level. Courses cover a broad spectrum from basic customer service and personal and professional development to sales and marketing, team-building, and computer and communications skills.

In addition, Corporate Education can provide training that is specific to your business or industry such as industry-wide education including the Production Technician Certificate (PTC)  and manufacturing skills. Your personnel need not travel out of town or be away from their assigned duties for days at a time.

The links on our webpage will help you explore all the ways in which MCC’s Corporate Education office can help your business be successful. Companies wanting to build teamwork, cooperation, and leadership skills will want to explore the Challenge Course program. For more information and related resources, visit the Corporate Education webpage and/or call MCC Connect 


Disability Services

The mission of MCC Disability Services is to empower students with disabilities to succeed by facilitating access through accommodations and advocacy. MCC Disability Services is the department designated to facilitate services and resources for 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 Disability Services provides the following services:

  • Maintain documentation related to a student’s disability and student accommodation requests.
  • Support and assist disabled students.
  • In collaboration with the student and instructor determine and review accommodation requests each term.
  • Use student provided documentation to determine if a student is an individual with a disability and determine reasonable accommodations.
  • Facilitate reasonable accommodations.
  • Ensure that Mohave Community College is ADA compliant in both real and virtual environments.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all disability records.
  • Advise students regarding appropriate courses and degree programs.

Note: The College does not provide personal devices, personal attendants, or transportation.

Students who feel they may qualify as an individual with a disability must self-identify and provide appropriate documentation to MCC Disability Services. The college may require up to six weeks’ notice to provide disability related accommodations. Without appropriate documentation, no accommodations can be provided to the student. Accommodations are based on the documented disability. Accommodations must be requested each semester a student is enrolled in 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. 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).


Students in the classroom.


Dual Enrollment

Mohave Community College has established agreements with local high schools to offer selected courses, at no cost, to students who have been identified as candidates for college-level work. Dual Enrollment courses are offered in both academic and vocational areas at the high schools. Students who successfully complete one or more dual enrollment courses receive credit toward high school graduation and college credits that apply to graduation from college.

There are several benefits of dual enrollment including the convenience of taking college courses on the high school campus rather than travelling to the college. In addition, Dual Enrollment courses and textbooks are free to all students who meet the eligibility. These cost savings represent a considerable advantage to students and their families who can save up to two years’ worth of college tuition and materials costs.

Because Mohave Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, most courses transfer to other colleges and universities. Dual enrollment courses prepare students for university transfer or for occupational careers.

To enroll in a dual enrollment course, a student must:

  • satisfy the prerequisites for the course as published in the college catalog,
  • be a high school junior or senior (or be eligible for a waiver),
  • have appropriate COMPASS, SAT, or ACT scores,
  • have the approval of the high school personnel.

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


Students using the library.


Library Services

An MCC library is located on each campus and supports the academic programs of Mohave Community College. Each campus library is available for students, faculty, staff, and community members. The MCC Library offers online access from any campus or home to resources such as articles and e-books, as well as a variety of subject-specific databases. Each library also provides services including one-on-one research assistance, best seller collections, and access to materials from thousands of libraries around the country through Inter-Library Loan (ILL). The library staff is always available to offer research assistance and scheduled research instruction sessions for classes. For more information regarding library business hours, collections, “Text a Librarian,” and ILL Services, visit the MCC Library webpage and/or call MCC Connect .


MCC Email

MCC email is the college’s primary mode of communication with students. MCC provides all admitted students with an email account. Student financial aid information, account billing information, and other college communications is sent electronically to individual student’s MCC email addresses. It is the responsibility of the student to check his/her MCC email account regularly. For more information or assistance with an MCC email account, contact MCC Connect 


 Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Mohave Community College Small Business Development Center is a cooperative program between the U.S. Small Business Administration, the AZSBDC Network, and Mohave Community College.

The Small Business Development Center works with new business start-ups and existing businesses in Mohave County providing confidential and free one-on-one counseling, business plan assistance, market feasibility and research, cash flow analysis, SBA loan assistance, assistance with government contracting, and much more. They also offer affordable workshops and seminars that can help entrepreneurs gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed. For more information, visit the Small Business Development Center webpage and/or contact MCC Connect .


Student Forms Repository

Many of the forms needed for registration, scholarships, graduation, 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.


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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 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, 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. Peer tutoring is encouraged and one-on-one sessions may 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 group tutoring session, visit the Tutoring webpage and/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 test 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), and WorkKeys testing, and proctored exams for other colleges. Testing services are also provided for proctoring of exams for licensure and certification and for exams from other colleges and universities. Testing Services is Pearson Vue certified. For more information regarding testing services and fees, visit the Testing Services webpage, the Admission and Registration  section of the catalog, and/or call MCC Connect 


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