Morgan Community College

ABOUT MCC, GOVERNANCE, MISSION & HISTORY

Governance

Morgan Community College is a member of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) governed by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE) established by the 1967 General Assembly of the State of Colorado and accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of NCA.

COLORADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM (CCCS) PRESIDENT

Dr. Nancy McCallin

President CCCS

THE STATE BOARD FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION (SBCCOE)

John Trefny, Chair

7th District (U)

Rich Martinez, Vice Chair

6th District (U)

Maury Dobbie

4th District (R)

Jim Johnson

5th District (R)

Bernadette Marquez

At-Large (D)

Theresa Peña

At-Large (D)

Meg Porfido

2nd District (D)

Ken Weil

1st District (D)

Ruth Ann Woods

3rd District (U)

Stevi Moreland

Student (SSAC) Rep.

Bob Henderson

Faculty (SFAC) Rep.

ADVISORY COUNCIL

MCC has a seven-member college advisory council, composed of residents from our service area who meet with the MCC President, in compliance with statute and State Board Policy (B.P. 2-25). The purpose of the college advisory council is to:

  • Advise the College President and the Board on the long-term educational needs of the area served by the college and on other matters identified in statute. (see C.R.S. 23-60-206)
  • Serve as liaison between the college and area employers in order to facilitate assessment of employment, training and educational needs of the service area
  • Serve as liaison between the college and local school boards, county commissioners, city councils, other local elected officials and other relevant groups or person
  • Promote the college’s programs and services among the communities and constituencies in the college’s service area

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS

Kari Linker, Chair

Brush

Mary Zorn, Vice Chair

Fort Morgan

Geoff Baumgartner

Fort Morgan

Mike Berryhill

Fort Morgan

Nicole Johnson-Hoffman

Fort Morgan

Michelle Johnstone

Brush

Robert Sachs

Wiggins

PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

MCC Division Chairs and faculty of Career and Technical Education Programs (CTE) work in conjunction with Program Advisory Committees made up of community members, area business persons, and professionals who have expertise in that program. The Advisory Committee members review changes and new programs and courses along with the faculty and provide input from the business community on what is needed in the workforce. Their participation is a vital asset to the college and its students as they keep programs abreast of new technologies and practices as well as needs of the businesses in the service area.

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

The MCC Curriculum Committee reviews and recommends changes in content of and policies for Associate of Arts, Science, Applied Science and certificate courses. The committee is formed of faculty representatives and Division Chairs, along with the Vice President of Instruction. The committee emphasizes a systematic analysis leading to innovative curricula that meet college goals and accreditation standards. The Committee is also charged with dissemination of curriculum and program changes throughout the college and advises about the effect of college policies upon courses and programs.

Mission, Vision, Values

MISSION

"We partner with students in imagining, believing, and achieving their goals."

VISION

We commit to providing relevant learning by responding to evolving student and community needs.

VALUES

We value

  • The individual
  • Learning
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Community

Strategic Commitments 2010-2014

STUDENT ACCESS

MCC provides students with diverse pathways to learning.

STUDENT SUCCESS

MCC partners with students in the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and values.

TEACHING EXCELLENCE

MCC delivers quality instruction that enables students to develop critical thinking, creativity, and personal/professional responsibility.

VALUING PEOPLE

MCC fosters a climate of trust, respect, and responsiveness in all professional relationships.

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

MCC demonstrates excellence as a steward of the public trust in the management of its resources.

INNOVATIVE LEADERSHIP

MCC encourages both innovation and calculated risk-taking to create opportunities for student success.

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AND PARTNERSHIP

MCC builds strong alliances with our students, our communities, and other institutions to improve the quality of life for those we serve.

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

MCC develops and continuously reviews programs, procedures, and services to support a dynamic learning environment

Mascot

MASCOT-MCC ROADRUNNER

The roadrunner was adopted as the mascot at Morgan Community College because it exemplifies the survival skills necessary to thrive in extreme environmental conditions. MCC has been much like the roadrunner in its ability to survive unfavorable political climates, severe budget cuts, and the challenges of serving a large geographic area.

History

1970 ~ February 15, 1970, first basic education class of Morgan County Community College held in basement of 300 Main St, in Fort Morgan. Susan Cribelli hired as first MCC instructor.

1972 ~ Greater Gifts scholarship program initiated. First commencement includes five associate of art degrees, four one-year certificates, and 29 Waivered Licensed Practical Nurse certificates.

1973 ~ College joins the state system and is renamed Morgan Community College.

1976 ~ MCC becomes the target of political maneuvering meant to force its closing. An investigation shows outstanding records and performance in every department and the college survives.

1977 ~ Dr. Robert W. Johnson resigns; Robert Datteri becomes second MCC President.

1978 ~ Phi Beta Lambda, national business fraternity wins eight first place awards and chapter of the year at the Colorado State Leadership Conference and then is named National PBL Chapter of the year. Betty Smith of Burlington graduates; Smith is the first student to earn a degree without setting foot on the main campus at MCC. August 1978, groundbreaking ceremonies take place at permanent site on Barlow Road.

1979 ~ "Art in Public Places" program commissions artist John Young to render exterior sculpture, "The Victory of Olaf M" on the west lawn of Cottonwood Hall.

1980 ~ Faculty and staff move to permanent campus located on Barlow Road just south of I-76.

1982 ~ Dr. Larry Carter becomes MCC president. H.B. Bloedorn and Helen Williams are honored at first Founders’ Day event. Alternative High School established. "Learning at a Distance" technology developed.

1987 ~ Dr. Harold Deselms assumes fourth MCC presidency. First coordinator of student activities hired and the modular classroom building is redesigned to serve as the student center. Community Access Cable network, MCC Channel 10 adds to methods of class delivery.

1988 ~ Bennett, Wray, Burlington, Woodlin, Seibert, and Hugo high schools hold MCC courses delivered by television or Op-Tel.

1989 ~ First "distance learner", Barbara Kershaw of Wray, graduates. Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Fraternity, chartered.

1990 ~ Associate Degree in Nursing approved. MCC’s Small Business Development Center helps administer disaster relief funds to the victims of a tornado in Limon.

1991 ~ Dr. Richard Bond takes the reins as fifth president at MCC.

1992 ~ MCC signs an agreement for an exchange program with Yamagata Prefectural College of Agriculture in Yamagata, Japan. MCC is granted an unconditional re-accreditation by North Central Association.

1996 ~ Dr. John McKay becomes sixth president of MCC. Expansion of Learning Resource Center begins.

1999 ~ Groundbreaking for Student Center; furnishings provided by the Jack Petteys Memorial Foundation of Brush as a memorial to Anna C. Petteys.

2000 ~ MCC serves seven counties in Eastern Colorado Morgan, Washington, Yuma, Lincoln, Kit Carson, Adams and Arapahoe. More than 3,000 students enroll each year and more than 330 instructors and staff are employed. Renovation begins for Aspen, Cottonwood and Spruce Halls.

2001 ~ Ground is broken for the Automotive Technology building to be called Elm Hall.

2003 ~ MCC’s seventh president, Dr. C. Michele Haney, stabilizes the college after imposed state budget cuts and initiates new accreditation process. Wray Center moves to new building.

2004 ~ MCC offers 50 academic and vocation programs and has enrolled 16,000 students since summer semester of 1987. The college service area includes 11,500 square miles of eastern Colorado with regional centers in Bennett, Burlington, Limon, Wray, and Yuma. Nursing program expands to 83 students.

2005 ~ MCC is one of four colleges in the state community college system to experience increased enrollment. Thirty-fifth Anniversary Celebrations includes Annual Gala and reunion for founders and first students. $2 million capital gifts campaign, "Dream Connections" is announced to Brush and Fort Morgan Chambers of Commerce and the business people of Wiggins. Nursing program courses offered in Wray.

2006 ~ Burlington Center moves into the newly built Burlington Community Education Center. MCC achieves 1000 FTE.

2007 ~ MCC Foundation plans a new Adult Basic Education building to be built on the Fort Morgan Campus. MCC/Cargill Meat Solutions Workplace Education program receives national recognition.

2008 ~ Dr. Kerry Hart becomes the eighth college president. Leadership Academy graduates first class.

2009 ~ MCC Foundation funds a new building on campus, Cedar Hall, for Adult Basic Education, GED and ESL. MCC Nursing Program received national accreditation by NLNAC. MCC Jazz Ensemble created.

2010 ~ 40th Anniversary of MCC. New nursing, health science and technology addition and renovation completed. MCC ranked one of America’s top 50 community colleges by the Washington Monthly.

2011~ Received endowed chair gift from the Williams Family Foundation for Radiologic Technology Coordinator. Established the MCC Center for Art and Community Enrichment. Received the Morgan County Economic Development Committee (MCEDC) Partnership Award.

2012~ A record 100 Students completed their GED with ABE program this year. MCC received the highest quality climate survey ratings at the AQIP Accreditation Strategy Forum, and for the second year in a row was rated a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education.



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2013-2014 Morgan Community College Catalog w/March 2014 Addendum

Additions, Changes, Deletions, and Corrections

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

CATALOG INFORMATION

ACCREDITATION

ABOUT MCC, GOVERNANCE, MISSION & HISTORY

MAPS, DIRECTIONS, ADDRESSES & LOCATIONS

ADMISSIONS

ASSESSMENT

ADVISING

REGISTRATION

TUITION CLASSIFICATION

PRIVACY

COURSE OPTIONS

GRADES AND GRADING

ACADEMIC STANDING AND ACADEMIC RENEWAL

GRADUATION POLICIES

STUDENT RECORDS AND TRANSCRIPTS

TRANSFER FROM MCC

FINANCIAL AID

TUITION, FEES, PAYMENTS & REFUND POLICIES

STUDENT LIFE, ACTIVITIES, & SERVICES FOR STUDENTS

SAFETY ISSUES & NOTICES

COLLEGE CLOSURES

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

LEGAL NOTICES & CONSUMER INFORMATION

DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

Explanation of Types of Degrees & Certificates

Explanation of Statewide Articulation Agreements

Associate of Arts Degrees with Designation

Associate of Science Degrees with Designation

Other Agreements

AG/BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

APPLIED TECHNOLOGY

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS

ASSOCIATE OF GENERAL STUDIES

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE

AUTOMOTIVE COLLISION TECHNOLOGY

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY

BUSINESS

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

FIRE SCIENCE

HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY

HUMAN RESOURCES

MASSAGE THERAPY

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

MULTIMEDIA

NURSE AIDE

NURSING

OFFICE SUPPORT SPECIALIST

PHLEBOTOMY

PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY

REAL ESTATE

SUPERVISION

WELDING

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Courses (Alphabetical)

AAA-Academic Achievement Strategies Courses

ABM-Agriculture & Business Management Courses

ACC-Accounting Courses

ACT-Automotive Collision Technology Courses

AGB-Agriculture Business

AGE-Agriculture Economics Courses

AGY- Agriculture Crop and Soils Courses

AME-Agriculture Mechanics Courses

ANT-Anthropology Courses

ART-Art Courses

ASE-Automotive Service Technology Courses

ASL-American Sign Language Courses

AST-Astronomy Courses

BIO-Biology Courses

BTE-Business Technologies Courses

BUS-Business Courses

CCR 091 College Composition and Reading Lab

CCR 092 College Composition and Reading

CCR 093 College Composition and Reading Studio D

CCR 094 College Composition and Reading Studio 121

CHE-Chemistry Courses

CIS-Computer Information Systems Courses

COM-Communication Courses

CRJ-Criminal Justice Courses

CSC-Computer Science Courses

CSL-Counseling Courses

ECE-Early Childhood Education Courses

ECO-Economics Courses

EDU-Education Courses

EMS-Emergency Medical Services Courses

ENG-English Courses

ENV-Environmental Science Courses

ESL-English as a Second Language Courses

FST-Fire Science Technology Courses

Foreign Language Courses***

GEO-Geography Courses

GEY-Geology Courses

HHP-Holistic Health Professional Courses

HIS-History Courses

HPR-Health Professional Courses

HUM-Humanities Courses

HWE-Health and Wellness Courses

JOU-Journalism Courses

LIT-Literature Courses

MAN-Management Courses

MAR-Marketing Courses

MAT-Mathematics Courses

MGD-Multimedia Graphic Design Courses

MOT-Medical Office Technology Courses

MST-Massage Therapy Courses

MUS-Music Courses

NUA-Nursing Assistant Courses

NUR-Nursing Courses

PED-Physical Education Courses

PER-Physical Education Recreation Courses

PHI-Philosophy Courses

PHY-Physics Courses

POS-Political Science Courses

PSY-Psychology Courses

PTA-Physical Therapist Assistant Courses

RAM-Range Management Courses

REA-Reading Courses

REE-Real Estate Courses

RTE-Radiologic Technology Courses

SCI-Science Courses

SOC-Sociology Courses

SPA-Spanish Language Courses

SVT-Sport Vehicle Technology Courses

THE-Theatre Courses

WEL-Welding Courses

Course Numbering System

Credit Hours

Course Prerequisites

Course Co-requisites

Guaranteed Transfer Courses (GT/gtPathways)

Internship/Clinical/ Practicum/Service Learning/Cooperative Education Work Experience Courses

Special Topics: Seminars, Workshops (175-178 and 275-278)

Prefix Discipline/Program Area

PERSONNEL/STAFF DIRECTORY

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