Morgan Community College

ADDENDUM

Catalog Updates and Changes

This catalog is a "live" document and will be updated when changes occur. Additions, deletions and other changes may occur due to state, system, or college regulations, or accreditation requirements.

Which Catalog to Use

This catalog is effective fall semester 2014. First time students at Morgan Community College and former MCC students who are returning after not having attended during the past 12 months should use this catalog. A continuing student is subject to the requirements of the catalog that was in effect when first registered at MCC or in some later catalog if the student changed his/her program of study at any time after that initial registration.

Additions, Changes, Deletions, and Corrections to this Catalog

Morgan Community College publishes an annual online catalog as well as versions with incorporated addendum changes throughout the academic year (July 1 through June 30th/Summer through Spring terms.)

The following additions, changes, deletions, and corrections have been approved since this 2014-2015 catalog was initially published on July 1, 2014. See the appropriate section within the catalog body for the complete text of any addition, change, or correction.

Deletions are noted in this addendum and can be referenced as originally published in the original (.pdf) version of the catalog, but deletions will not show in the online "live" version of the catalog.

2014-2015 CATALOG - w/January 2015 Addendum

Additions, Changes, Deletions, and Corrections by Catalog Section

EFFECTIVE

APPROVED

GOVERNANCE, MISSION & HISTORY

 

 

Governance

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

Remove: - Bernadette Marquez-At-Large, (D)

Replace: Student (SSAC) Rep. - Taryn Flack-Student with Ed Miller

 

Advisory Council

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS

Change:

- Kari Linker, Chair, Regional Development Manager, State of CO to

- Kari Linker, Chair, Morgan County Economic Development Director

Add:

- Jeff Durbin, Stratton School District, Superintendent

 

Mission, Vision, Values

VALUES

Change to:

We value the individual, learning, excellence, integrity, innovation, and the community in everything we do.

 

History

Update 2014 and add 2015:

2014~ Viaero Wireless donates $10,000, and the El Pomar Foundation grants $105,000 to support MCC's Business Partnership Program in addition to technology upgrades for the College. MCC Nursing program received national accreditation by ACEN. The Center for Arts and Community Enrichment hosts dedication ceremony for the Dahms-Talton Band Shell. MCC named "Great Colleges to Work For" for fourth year.

2015~ MCC opens a new welding facility, Birch Hall, on the Fort Morgan campus.

 

Spring 2015

01/12/15

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

 

 

No changes

 

 

ACADEMIC STANDING & GRADING

 

 

No changes

 

 

ACCREDITATION

 

 

Replace first sentence with: MCC participates in the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), one of the three recognized pathways to accreditation recognized by the Higher Learning Commission.

Change link to:

http://www.hlcommission.org/Pathways/aqip-home.html

Spring 2015

01/12/15

ADMISSIONS, ASSESSMENT & ADVISING

 

 

ADMISSIONS

New Student Orientation

Replace 'Sessions are offered...' sentence with:

Sessions are offered in the Fall (July/Aug/Sept) only.

Spring 2015

01/08/15

ASSESSMENT

ACCUPLACER and ACT SCORE TABLES

Changes and deletions made to ACCUPLACER Mathematics section table:

-Delete: AR 24-56 MAT 030-Fundamentals of Mathematics

-Delete: AR24-56 or EA 0-44 MAT 045-Compressed Pre-Algebra w/Basic Math

-Add: AR < 40 or EA <30 GEMS-See an advisor

-Add: AR > 40 or EA 30-84 MAT 050-Quantitative Literacy

-Add: EA 60-84 MAT 055-Algebraic Literacy

-Delete: AR 57-120 or EA 0-44 MAT 060-Pre-Algebra

-Delete: AR >40 or EA > 30 MAT 090-Introductory Algebra

-Delete: EA 61-84 MAT 099-Intermediate Algebra

-Delete: EA 61-84 MAT 112-Financial Mathematics

Spring 2015

01/12/15

 

 

 

COLLEGE CLOSURES

 

 

No changes

 

 

COURSES

 

 

COURSE DELIVERY OPTIONS

 

 

Credit for Prior Learning

change link to: https://www.cccs.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Credit-for-Prior-Learning-Handbook.pdf

 

Summer 2014

 

10/02/14

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 

 

Add a course ART 128 (3) Figure Drawing I

Spring 2015

09/16/14

Add a course HIS 240 (3) Cold War Era in World History

Spring 2015

09/16/14

Correct Course Description for MAN 117 (1) Time Management

 

11/11/14

Add a course NUR 154 (1.5) PN Licensing Exam Preparation

Spring 2015

10/21/14

Add a course NUR 254 (1.5) RN Licensing Exam Preparation

Spring 2015

10/21/14

Change a course NUR 169 (4) Transition into Practical Nursing

Spring 2015

10/21/14

Add a course PHY 213 (3) Physics III: Calculus Based Modern Physics

Spring 2015

10/21/14

Add a course SOC 205 (3) Sociology of Family Dynamics: SS3

Spring 2015

09/16/14

DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

 

 

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS PROGRAM

 

 

Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.)

 

 

A.A. WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

No Changes

 

 

A.A. ORAL COMMUNICATION

No Changes

 

 

A.A. COMPUTER SCIENCE

No Changes

 

 

A.A. MATHEMATICS

No Changes

 

 

A.A. NATURAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCES

No Changes

 

 

A.A. HISTORY

No Changes

 

 

A.A. SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

Add SOC 205 (3) Sociology of Family Dynamics: SS3

 

Spring 2015

 

09/16/14

A.A. ARTS & HUMANITIES

No Changes

 

 

A.A. STUDENT OPTION

Add SOC 205 (3) Sociology of Family Dynamics: SS3

 

Spring 2015

 

09/16/14

A.A. APPROVED ELECTIVES LIST

Add ART 128 (3) Figure Drawing I

Add HIS 240 (3) Cold War Era in World History

Add SOC 205 (3) Sociology of Family Dynamics: SS3

Add PHY 213 (3) Physics III: Calculus-Based: Modern Physics

 

Spring 2015

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09/16/14

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10/21/14

ASSOCIATE OF GENERAL STUDIES PROGRAM

 

 

Associate of General Studies Degree (A.G.S.)

 

 

A.G.S. COMMUNICATION

No Changes

 

 

A.G.S. MATHEMATICS

No Changes

 

 

A.G.S. PHYSICAL & LIFE SCIENCES

No Changes

 

 

A.G.S. ARTS & HUMANITIES

No Changes

 

 

A.G.S. SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

Add SOC 205 (3) Sociology of Family Dynamics: SS3

 

Spring 2015

 

09/16/14

A.G.S. (15) GENERAL EDUCATION COURSE LIST

Add ART 128 (3) Figure Drawing I

Add HIS 240 (3) Cold War Era in World History

Add SOC 205 (3) Sociology of Family Dynamics: SS3

Add PHY 213 (3) Physics: Calculus Based III: Modern

 

Spring 2015

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09/16/14

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09/16/14

10/21/14

A.G.S. (30) 'FREE' ELECTIVES

Add ART 128 (3) Figure Drawing I

Add HIS 240 (3) Cold War Era in World History

Add SOC 205 (3) Sociology of Family Dynamics: SS3

Add NUR 154 (1.5) PN Licensing Exam Prep

Add NUR 254 (1.5) RN Licensing Exam Preparation

Add PHY 213 (3) Physics: Calculus Based III: Modern

 

Spring 2015

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09/16/14

09/16/14

10/21/14

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10/21/14

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE PROGRAM

 

 

Associate of Science Degree (A.S.)

 

 

A.S. WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

No Changes

 

 

A.S. ORAL COMMUNICATION

No Changes

 

 

A.S. COMPUTER SCIENCE

No Changes

 

 

A.S. MATHEMATICS

No Changes

 

 

A.S. HISTORY

No Changes

 

 

A.S. ARTS & HUMANITIES

No Changes

 

 

A.S. SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

Add SOC 205 (3) Sociology of Family Dynamics: SS3

 

Spring 2015

 

09/16/14

A.S. NATURAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCES

No Changes

 

 

A.S. APPROVED ELECTIVES LIST

Add PHY 213 (3) Physics: Calculus Based III: Modern

 

Spring 2015

 

10/21/14

NURSING PROGRAM

 

 

PRACTICAL NURSING CERTIFICATE (PN) EXIT OPTION

Change wording to reflect NUR 169 credit change from 5 credits to 4 credits.

 

Summer 2016

 

10/21/14

PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT PROGRAM

 

 

Removed typographical error in PTA Program Admission Requirements where, "Students are admitted to the program each Fall in the order in which they become "eligible applicants" - until seats are filled." was repeated twice.

Summer 2014

12/22/14

FINANCIAL AID

 

 

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) -Maintaining Eligibility for Financial Aid

Replace entire section with new text.

 

Fall 2014

12/22/14

Financial Aid and Repeated Coursework

Replace entire section with:

Repeated Coursework

Federal regulations limit the number of times a student may repeat a course and receive financial aid for that course.

  • A student may receive aid to repeat a previously passed course one additional time. Once a student has completed any course twice with a passing grade, he/she is no longer eligible to receive aid for that course.
  • A student may receive aid when repeating a course that was previously failed regardless of the number of times the course was attempted and failed as long as he/she is meeting the overall Standards of Academic Progress.
  • If a student retakes a course that is not aid eligible, a recalculation of aid is done to exclude the credits for the repeated course.
  • This rule applies whether or not the student received aid for earlier enrollments in the course.
  •  

Spring 2014

02/04/15

GRADES AND GRADING

 

 

No changes

 

 

GRADUATION POLICIES

 

 

No changes

 

 

LEGAL NOTICES & CONSUMER INFORMATION

 

 

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Replace Affirmative Action Officer/Equal Opportunity Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator Melissa Richerson with Susan Clough, Vice President for Administration and Finance 970-542-3127.

 

Fall 2014

 

09/25/14

Add New Section:

Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking

PROHIBITION STATEMENT

Morgan Community College prohibits the offenses of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; as defined by C.R.S. 18-6/800.3, C.R.S. 18-3-402, and C.R.S. 18-3-602. The College also prohibits the offense of dating violence as defined as the physical, sexual, or psychological/emotional violence within a dating relationship, as well as stalking. It can occur in person or electronically and may occur between a current or former dating partner. You may have heard several different words used to describe teen dating violence including: relationship abuse, intimate partner violence, relationship violence, dating abuse, domestic abuse, and domestic violence. The definition of "consent" in reference to sexual activity is defined per state statute C.R.S. 18-3-401(1.5) under "unlawful Sexual Behavior."

For further information please contact one of the following:

Kent Bauer, Vice President Student Success

970.542.3111

Kent.Bauer@morgancc.edu

Susan Clough, Vice President Administration & Finance/Title IX Coordinator

970.542-3127

Susan.Clough@morgancc.edu

Renee Johnson, Interim Director Human Resources

970.542.3129

Renee.Johnson@morgancc.edu

To report an incident please contact one of the people listed above or electronically at:

http://www.morgancc.edu/about-mcc/bit/

In case of an emergency please call 911.

 

Fall 2014

 

09/20/14

Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking

PROHIBITION STATEMENT

Replace:

Renee Johnson, Interim Director Human Resources

970.542.3129

Renee.Johnson@morgancc.edu

With:

Andria Koppels, Director Human Resources

970.542.3129

Andria.Koppels@morgancc.edu

 

Spring 2015

01/12/15

MAPS, DIRECTIONS ADDRESSES & LOCATIONS

 

 

Locations, Addresses, Buildings & Departments

FORT MORGAN CAMPUS

Add: Birch Hall (Welding)

 

BLOEDORN CENTER FOR COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Add: CACE Gallery of Fine Art (Lower Level)

Spring 2015

01/12/15

REGISTRATION

 

 

No changes

 

 

SAFETY ISSUES & NOTICES

 

 

No changes

 

 

STUDENT LIFE, ACTIVITIES & SERVICES

 

 

Bookstore

Updated information to reflect online book purchase and rental information.

Fall 2014

11/18/14

STUDENT RECORDS & TRANSCRIPTS

 

 

No changes

 

 

STUDENT RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

 

 

Student Grievance

WHO TO REPORT TO

Complaint Incident Report Form (Civil Rights):

Replace Melissa Richerson with Susan Clough, Vice President for Administration and Finance 970-542-3127 susan.clough@morgancc.edu

 

 

 

Fall 2014

 

 

 

10/01/14

Sexual Misconduct/Sexual Harassment

MCC shall investigate complaints pursuant to SP3-50b (changed from M3-50b) and SP4-31a (changed from M4-31a), Civil Rights Grievance and Investigation Process for Employees and Students.

Spring 2015

01/09/14

TRANSFER FROM MCC

 

 

REVERSE TRANSFER (Degree Within Reach)

Degree Within Reach is the state of Colorado’s way of describing “reverse transfer,” a new process allowing students who have transferred from a Colorado community college to a Colorado university to combine credits from both institutions and apply them towards an associate’s degree.

If you are a transfer student, this means you can complete the associate’s degree you started at your community college while still working toward your bachelor’s degree. You could be eligible even if you left a four-year institution before earning any degree.

Current and former students who transferred since summer 2012 from a Colorado community college to one of the participating four-year institutions could be eligible.

Students who some college completed but who have not yet attained a degree, may be eligible for an associate's degree if they meet the following criteria:

  • The student has completed 15 credit hours at a community college in Colorado;
  • The student has a minimum of 70 credit hours, including coursework at the four year institution;
  • The student has completed those 70 credit hours within 10 years of enrollment at any institution;
  • The student's completed credit hours meet the requirements for an Associate of Science, Associate of Arts or Associate of General Studies, to be determined via degree audit at the community college;
  • The student has not requested that your data be withheld at either institution
  • For more information see http://degreewithinreach.org

-Approved CCHE Policy 8.05 - April 11, 2014

 

Spring 2015

12/19/14

TUITION CLASSIFICATION

 

 

Residency (In-State Tuition Classification)

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

(Change age on 3rd and 4th bullet points from 22 to 23.)

 

 

TUITION, FEES, PAYMENTS, & REFUND POLICIES

 

 

Deferred Payment Plan (FACTS Tuition Management Program)

Requirements include:

  • A Minimum down-payment of 50% paid by the Monday two weeks before the first day of the semester;
  • Completion of an electronic application for the FACTS Tuition Management Program; the electronic form can be found on the student's MyMCC account.

(added 'electronic' and 'the electronic form can be found on the student's MyMCC account.' as applications are not longer available as paper forms)

  • Must have a checking or savings account or debit or credit card (as all installment payments are made elctronically); AND savings account or credit/debit card upon completion of FACTS application process.

(addded 'or debit or credit card' and 'credit/debit card')

  • It is the student's responsibility to notify the Accounting Office of any changes to his/her account, including but not limited to new enrollment, dropped/cancelled classes, approved financial aid and/or any other additional payments on the account.

(added this entire bulleted item)

Spring 2015

01/08/15

MISCELLANEOUS

 

 

No changes

 

 



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2014-2015 Morgan Community College Catalog & January 2015 Addendum

ADDENDUM

GOVERNANCE, MISSION & HISTORY

MAPS, DIRECTIONS, ADDRESSES & LOCATIONS

ACCREDITATION

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

ACADEMIC STANDING & GRADING

ADMISSIONS, ASSESSMENT & ADVISING

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

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

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

DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

List of Degrees & Certificates Offered

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS PROGRAM

Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.)

Associate of Arts Approved Electives List

Associate of Arts Statewide Articulation Agreements

Associate of Arts Degrees with Designation

Associate of Arts: Other Agreements

ASSOCIATE OF GENERAL STUDIES PROGRAM

Associate of General Studies Degree

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE PROGRAM

A.S. Statewide Articulation Agreements

A.S. Degrees With Designation

Associate of Science Degree

AGRICULTURE & RURAL BUSINESS PROGRAMS

AG/BUSINESS MARKETING & RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

AG/BUSINESS PLANNING & FINANCIAL RECORDS PROGRAM

RURAL BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM

AG/BUSINESS FINANCIAL ANALYSIS PROGRAM

ADVANCED AG/BUSINESS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

APPLIED TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

AUTOMOTIVE COLLISION REPAIR PROGRAM

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

BUSINESS PROGRAM

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PROGRAM

FIRE SCIENCE PROGRAM

HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

HOME HEALTH AIDE PROGRAM

MASSAGE THERAPY PROGRAM

MEDICAL OFFICE TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM

MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT PROGRAM

MULTI-MEDIA PROGRAM

NURSE AIDE PROGRAM

NURSING PROGRAM

Personal Trainer Certificate

PHLEBOTOMY PROGRAM

PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT PROGRAM

RADIOLOGY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

WELDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM

FINANCIAL AID

GRADUATION POLICIES

TRANSFER FROM MCC

LEGAL NOTICES & CONSUMER INFORMATION

PERSONNEL & STAFF DIRECTORY

REGISTRATION

SAFETY ISSUES & NOTICES

COLLEGE CLOSURES

STUDENT RECORDS AND TRANSCRIPTS

STUDENT LIFE, ACTIVITIES, & SERVICES

STUDENT RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

TUITION CLASSIFICATION

TUITION, FEES, PAYMENTS & REFUND POLICIES

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