Morgan Community College

ASSESSMENT

State Assessment Requirements

The State of Colorado mandates that first-time undergraduate students at all state system community colleges be assessed in mathematics, writing, and reading prior to enrolling in the second semester of their college career. (Board Policy 9-41, 7/1/2004 and CCHE Statewide Remedial Education Policy)

The State of Colorado mandates (HB 1465) that a student must complete all required developmental courses within their first 30 credit hours of enrollment. Students receiving financial aid may lose funding if developmental course work is not completed within the 30 credit hour limit.

At MCC, all students with declared programs of study or those entering ENG 121 & ENG 122, MAT 120, MAT 121, or MAT 135, must complete assessment or secure an exemption before registering for courses.

See COURSE DESCRIPTIONS for full list of course prerequisites.

Assessment Exemptions

Students who meet one of the criteria listed below are exempt from taking the MCC assessment test:

  • Possess a baccalaureate or A.A. or A.S. degree from an accredited or approved college or university
  • Provide proof of ACCUPLACER® scores taken within the past 5 years from another Colorado institution
  • Provide proof (official transcripts) showing completion of college freshman English composition and college algebra with a grade of "C" or better
  • Provide proof of ACT scores of English (18), mathematics (23), reading (17) completed with the last 5 years
  • Provide proof of SAT scores of verbal (440 for English or 430 for reading), mathematics (460) completed within the last 5 years
  • Enrollment in only one course for either employment enhancement or personal interest. However, a placement test is still required if the student enrolls in ENG 121, MAT 120, MAT 122, MAT 121, MAT 125, MAT 135, or MAT 201
  • Enrollment in a Career and Technical Education (CTE) certificate in selected programs of one term or less
  • Undeclared or non-degree seeking students (Unless they are recent high school graduates)

Developmental Education

Through consultation with an advisor, a schedule will be developed for each student that will allow for the timely completion of any necessary remediation, either prior to or concurrent with the beginning of the student’s program of study. If testing results indicate the need for remediation, students will be advised to complete it during their first 30 credit hours of enrollment. Specific procedures and information on program entry scores are available in the Student Services Office and through the MCC Testing Center.

Pursuant to C.R.S. 223-1-113.3, the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) must provide a high school feedback report to Colorado school districts on remediation of their recent high school graduates. For that report, recent high school graduates are defined as degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking undergraduates who have graduated from a Colorado public or private high school (or its equivalent) during the previous academic year; or are 17, 18, or 19 years of age if year of high school graduation is not provided by the higher education institution. Age will be calculated as of September 15 of the specified fiscal year.

ACCUPLACER® and ACT® Scores Required

As part of the admissions process, students may be asked to complete the ACCUPLACER®. The ACCUPLACER®, a computer-based assessment, is not a pass or fail exam, rather a tool to help determine the courses that best fit a student’s academic needs. It measures knowledge in the areas of arithmetic, elementary algebra, reading comprehension and sentence skills. The results are shared with the academic advisor and used to determine course placement and class scheduling.

Special testing accommodations are available for students with documented disabilities. Contact the Director of Guidance and Placement for additional information.

ACCUPLACER® and ACT® Score Tables

ACCUPLACER®

Score

Reading Comprehension

0-39

CCR 091 & CCR 092

 

College Composition & Reading w/lab

40-61

CCR 092

College Composition & Reading

62-79

CCR 093 or CCR 094

Studio 121 or Studio D with ENG 121 or college class

80-Above

No Developmental Reading Required

Score

Sentence Skills

0-49

CCR 091 &

CCR 092

College Composition & Reading w/lab

50-69

CCR 092

College Composition & Reading

70-94

CCR 093 or

CCR 094

Studio 121 w/ENG 121 or Studio D with a college class

95-Above

No Developmental English Required

95-Above

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

Score Mathematics

AR 24-56

MAT 030

Fundamentals of Math

AR 24-56 or

EA 0-44

MAT 045

Compressed PreAlgebra w/Basic Math

AR >40 or

EA 30-84

MAT 050

Quantitative Literacy

EA 60-84

MAT 055

Algebraic Literacy

AR 57-120 or

EA 0-44

MAT 060

Pre-Algebra

EA 45-60

MAT 090

MAT 107

Introductory Algebra

Career Math

EA 61-84

MAT 099

MAT 103

MAT 112

Intermediate Algebra

Math for Clinical Calculations

Financial Mathematics

EA 85 & Above

MAT 120

MAT 121

MAT 123

MAT 135

MAT 155 &

MAT 156

Math for Liberal Arts

College Algebra

Finite Mathematics: MA1

Introductory Statistics: MA1

 

Integrated Math I & II

EA 95 & Above

 

See an advisor for proper placement.

ACT® MATHEMATICS

Score

Mathematical Course

ACT 19

MAT 120

Math for Liberal Arts: MA1

MAT 155 & MAT 156

Integrated Math I & II

ACT 21

MAT 135

Introduction to Statistics: MA1

ACT 23

MAT 121

College Algebra: MA1

MAT 123

Finite Mathematics: MA1

ACT 24

MAT 122

College Trigonometry: MA1

ACT 25

MAT 125

Survey of Calculus: MA1

 

ACT 28

MAT 201

Calculus I: MA1



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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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