Morgan Community College

COURSE OPTIONS

MCC courses are offered in a traditional classroom setting, online, a combination of the two (hybrid), and through interactive distance learning systems.

Traditional Classroom Format Courses

In the traditional classroom format the instructor and the students meet at regularly scheduled days and times to cover the course material, assign student activities and address any difficulties that students may be having with the course material. Traditional classes offer the advantage of face to face contact with the instructor, a regular schedule, and a familiar learning environment.

CCCOnline Courses

CCCOnline is a collaborative effort by all Colorado Community Colleges to provide Internet courses in support of degree and certificate programs at all Colorado Community College System (CCCS) colleges. CCCOnline policies, procedures, and course offerings can be found at www.CCCOnline.org and are listed in the MCC Schedule of Classes each semester. Credits will transfer easily among participating colleges of the Colorado Community College System. There are several start dates throughout the year.

Desire2Learn (D2L)

Morgan Community College and the Colorado Community College System utilize Desire2Learn (D2L) to create a complete web-based learning environment for use with online and hybrid courses. This easy-to-use learning platform provides the tools needed for course development, delivery, and management, and helps facilitate communication, collaboration and community building.

MCC Online Courses

Online courses provide MCC students with the opportunity to take classes anywhere. Online courses are equivalent to lecture courses. A course website contains the course syllabus, class assignments, student activities, and other necessary information. Email and discussion forums are the primary tools used for communication between the instructor and students. This combination of course website, supporting materials, and discussion tools form a virtual classroom in which the students and instructor interact. Most online courses do not require the student to visit the campus and may be completed entirely online, but a few do have proctored exams, so checking the course info sheets before signing up is always a wise precaution. One of the biggest advantages that online courses offer is flexibility of daily schedule. The student can schedule their class work at the time of the day most useful to them, rather than having to appear in a classroom for one or more fixed periods each week.

Hybrid Courses

Often called the "best of both worlds," hybrid courses are a mix of delivery methods. A hybrid requires less student presence onsite than a lecture course, but there will still be some required on-campus events.

Interactive Distance Delivery Systems

Morgan Community College offers the flexibility and convenience of courses delivered via distance learning systems. Courses can be taken at MCC or at one of the classroom studios at high schools throughout MCC’s service area, or from home with computer and internet access. Distance Delivery Systems include CCCOnline Internet courses, MCC online courses, Guided Study Courses, Fiber Optic and Video Conferencing Courses. See separate information for each of these types of Distance Delivery systems in this section.

Credit for Prior Learning

Prior learning is college-equivalent education acquired through non-traditional schooling, work or other life experiences. These might include skills from military, job-related training, and volunteer services. Students demonstrate and earn credit for prior learning through such methods as nationalized testing, challenge exams, and portfolio examination. For more information, inquire at the MCC Student Services Office, MCC Center, or view the Credit for Prior Learning Handbook online at http://www.cccs.edu/Docs/EdServices/Credit-for-Prior-Learning-Handbook.pdf

Challenge Tests

Students may request a challenge test for a course if they feel they have sufficient mastery of the subject matter to successfully pass a comprehensive examination of the course competencies. The instructor will set the time for the examination. The student must make a grade of "C" or higher to receive credit for the course. A challenge test may not be re-taken. The cost is ½ of tuition (before COF is applied) for the course challenged .

Test-Out Procedures

Students may request, after classes begin, to test-out of classes they are currently enrolled in if they feel they have sufficient mastery of the subject matter to successfully pass a comprehensive examination of the course competencies. The instructor will set the time for the examination. The grade will be recorded by the instructor and turned in at the end of that semester. The student must make a grade of "C" or higher to receive credit for the course. Students who do not receive a "C" or higher grade will complete the remainder of the required course work.

"Challenge" vs. "Test Out"

 

"Challenge" vs. "Test Out"

 

Process

Challenge

Test Out

Registered for Class?

No

Yes

Payment

1/2 tuition per credit hour (before COF)

Regular tuition assessed

Grading

Grade recorded on Challenge Testing Form

Graded at end of semester when regular grades are turned in

Credit recorded on transcript

Yes

Yes

Grade recorded on transcript

No

Yes

Special form needed

Yes

No

Transfer

Yes, to CCCS schools if similar classes are offered

Will transfer as a regularly completed class



Catalog Contents

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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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