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 section 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 within 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,ENG 122 , MAT 120, MAT 122, MAT 121,MAT 123, MAT 125, MAT 135, MAT 155 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).
  • Have graduated high school in the last two years, taken at least Algebra II in high school and earned at least a B in that course, with a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or above. The course must have been completed within the last 18 months. Students may enroll in MAT 103, 107, 112, 120, 135, 155/156, or 178.
  • Have graduated high school in the last two years, taken at least Pre-Calculus and earned at least a B in that course, with a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or above. The course must have been completed within the last 18 months. Students may enroll in MAT 121.
  • Have graduated high school in the last two years, taken 11th grade English and earned at least a B in that course, with a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or above. The course must have been completed within the last 2 years. Students may enroll in ENG 121.

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.

Community College Placement Test (CCPT) Scores Required

As part of the admissions process, students may be asked to complete the Community College Placement Test (CCPT). This 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.

Community College Placement Test (CCPT) Mathematics Score Tables

Recommendations are dependent on whether the student is planning to take Career & Technical Education (CTE)/Quantitative Literacy courses or preparing to take Algebra. (If the student switches from one path to another, additional testing and advising may be needed for proper placement in courses towards the new path.

Community College Placement Test (CCPT) for Mathematics

BAAD Basic Algebra Adaptive Diagnostic Test

BAAD Score

Next Placement Exam

0-61

Students will then take the LADI (Linear Algebra diagnostic)

62-105

Students will then take the PADI (Pre-Algebra diagnostic)

106+

Students will then take the IADI (Intermediate Algebra diagnostic)

106+

Students wishing to place higher than College Algebra can take the TCDI (Trigonometry & Calculus diagnostic) if the BAAD score is > 106 and the IADI score is > 60

LADI Linear Algebra Diagnostic Test

LADI Score

Course Placement

0-66

GEMS

Continuing Education Course for Math

67+

MAT 050

Quantitative Literacy

PADI Pre-Algebra Diagnostic Test

PADI Score

Course Placement

0-79

MAT 050

Quantitative Literacy

MAT 102

Skilled Trades/Industrial Math

MAT 107

Career Math

MAT 112

Financial Math

80+

MAT 103

Math for Clinical Calculations

IADI Intermediate Algebra Diagnostic Test

IADI Score

Course Placement

0-59

MAT 055

Algebraic Literacy

60+

MAT 121

College Algebra

 

Take the TCDI to test into a higher level math course

TCDI Trigonometry & Calculus Diagnostic Test

TCDI Score

Course Placement

0-28

MAT 121

College Algebra

29-81

MAT 122

Trigonometry

29-81

MAT 125

Survey of Calculus

82+

MAT 201

Calculus I

Approved 10-27-2015

Community College Placement Test (CCPT) Reading & Writing Score Tables

  • READ=Reading adaptive test
  • WRES=Essay writing test

Reading and Writing

Test

Score

Next Step:

IF

(Essay)

WRES:

AND IF

(Reading)

READ:

THEN:

 

1

50-75

CCR 091 + CCR 092 or ALT

76-100

100-150

2

50-75

CCR 091 + CCR 092 or ALT

2

76-100

CCR 092

100-150

3

50-88

CCR 092

89-100

3

100-150

CCR 093/Ixx or

CCR 094/ENG 121

4

50-88

CCR092

4

89-98

CCR093/1xx or

CCR 094/ENG 121

99-150

5

50-84

85-95

CCR 093/1xx or

CCR 094/ENG 121

 

5

96-150

ENG 121

6

50-69

CCR 093/1xx or

CCR 094/ENG 121

70-79

6

80-150

ENG 121

ACCUPLACER® and ACT® Scores

ACCUPLACER® is being replaced with the Community College Placement Test (CCPT) effective September 28, 2015.

  • If you have already taken the ACCUPLACER®: Don't worry. Your scores are good for course placement.
  • If you are planning to take or retake the ACCUPLACER® for late start or spring semester courses: Do so by Sept 26.

See COMMUNITY COLLEGE PLACEMENT TEST (CCPT) SCORES REQUIRED

Also See COMMUNITY COLLEGE PLACEMENT ASSESSMENT Te `st 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 < 40 or

EA < 30

GEMS

See an advisor

AR >40

or

EA 30-84

MAT 050

Quantitative Literacy

EA 60-84

MAT 055

Algebraic Literacy

AR > 40 or

EA > 30

MAT 107

MAT 112

Career Math

Financial Math

EA 61-84

MAT 103

Math for Clinical Calculations

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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2015-2016 Morgan Community College Catalog & November 2015 Addendum

CATALOG INFORMATION

ADDENDUM 2015-2016

GOVERNANCE

MISSION, VISION, VALUES & STRATEGIC COMMITMENTS

MAPS, DIRECTIONS, ADDRESSES & LOCATIONS

HISTORY

ACCREDITATION

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

ACADEMIC STANDING

ADMISSIONS

ADVISING

ASSESSMENT

COLLEGE CLOSURES

COURSES

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS (Alphabetical)

AAA-Advancing Academic Achievement Courses

ABM-Agriculture Business Management Courses

ACC-Accounting Courses

ACT-Automotive Collision Technology Courses

AGB-Agriculture Business Courses

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

AVT-Aviation Technology

BIO-Biology Courses

BTE-Business Technologies Courses

BUS-Business Courses

CCR-College Composition and Reading Courses

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

EIC-Electricity Industrial/Commercial Courses

ELT-Electronics 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

MTE-Manufacturing Technology Courses

MUS-Music Courses

NUA-Nursing Assistant Courses

NUR-Nursing Courses

PED-Physical Education Courses

PHI-Philosophy Courses

PHY-Physics Courses

POS-Political Science Courses

PPT-Power Plant Technology Courses

PSY-Psychology 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

DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

List of Degrees & Certificates Offered

Associate of Arts

Associate of Arts Degrees with Designation

Associate of Arts: Other Agreements

Associate of General Studies

Associate of Science

A.S. Degrees With Designation

Agriculture & Rural Business

Applied Technology

Automotive Collision Repair

Automotive Service Technology

Business

Early Childhood Education

Emergency Medical Services

Health Science Technology

Human Performance/ Physical Fitness

Industrial Electrical/Mechanical Maintenance

Massage Therapy

Medical Office Technologies

Medical Office Administrative Assistant

Multimedia

Nurse Aide

Nursing

Phlebotomy

Radiology Technology

Welding Technologies

FINANCIAL AID

GRADES & GRADING

GRADUATION & TRANSFER

LEGAL NOTICES & CONSUMER INFORMATION

PERSONNEL & STAFF DIRECTORY

REGISTRATION

SAFETY ISSUES & NOTICES

MISSION, VISION, VALUES & STRATEGIC COMMITMENTS

STUDENT RECORDS AND TRANSCRIPTS

STUDENT LIFE, ACTIVITIES, & SERVICES

STUDENT RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

TUITION CLASSIFICATION

TUITION, FEES, PAYMENTS & REFUND POLICIES

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