Morgan Community College

ADMISSIONS, ASSESSMENT & ADVISING

Admissions

Morgan Community College has an open admissions policy. In compliance with Colorado Community College System (CCCS) procedures (SP 4-10), it is the policy of the College to admit students who are 17 years of age or older.

Admission of New Students

New students who have never attended MCC must complete an online Admission Application found at www.MorganCC.edu. Online access is available on campus and at MCC Centers for those who do not have home internet access. Students are reminded to carefully and fully complete the Admission Application, as the information provided is used to determine tuition classification (in-state or out-of-state tuition rates.)

Also see TUITION CLASSIFICATION Section

Admission of Former Students/Re-admit

Former MCC students who wish to return to MCC after an absence of 12 months or more must apply for re-admission by completing an online Admission Application. Internet access is available on campus and at MCC Centers for those who do not have home internet access. Degree and certificate requirements in effect at the time of re-admission apply to readmitted students.

Admission of Transfer Students

Students transferring to MCC from another college or university must file the following with the MCC Registrar/Records Office:

  1. An Admission Application with a declared program of study toward which transfer courses are to be evaluated.
  2. An official transcript of all credits earned from each college or university attended.
    1. Official transcripts must be received by the MCC Registrar in the mail, directly from the other institution.
    2. Transcripts marked, "Issued to Student", even if sealed, are not considered official, will not be accepted nor evaluated, and will be discarded.

See STUDENT RECORDS, TRANSCRIPTS, & PRIVACY section for additional details on transferring credit to MCC

Admission of International Students

At this time MCC is not licensed by the federal government to accept international students and therefore, accepts no international student applications.

Admission of Permanent Residents/Refugees

If an individual holds a Resident Alien card (I-551) or Arrival-Departure Record (I-94), or was admitted to the United States on a refugee, parolee, or political asylum status, that individual must present such documentation when applying for admission to Morgan Community College. Morgan Community College personnel will make a copy of the original documentation to accompany the application to assure prompt and proper processing.

Admission of Underage Students (Under 17 Years Old)

Morgan Community College complies with the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE) policy to admit students who are 17 years of age or older. Students wishing to secure a waiver of the minimum age for admission must meet the following criteria:

  1. Qualified students must demonstrate academic readiness for college level work by meeting all state established ACCUPLACER® scores for college level English, reading and mathematics.
  2. Students should meet with the Director of Admissions to determine eligibility for admission and appropriateness of course selection, review college expectations, and complete the acknowledgment form which includes the MCC President’s approval.

Admission to Specific Programs

Admission to MCC does not assure acceptance into a particular course or program of study. Programs such as nursing have limited space and require special admission procedures. The program requirements in this catalog detail any specific program acceptance requirements.

See DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES section

New Student Orientation

We recommend all new students sign up for a New Student Orientation Session. Sessions are offered in both the Fall (Aug/Sept) and Spring (January) semesters. Dates are published in the Academic Calendar and Course Schedules for each term. Campus tours, assistance with computer log-ins, passwords, advising, terminology, timelines, expectations, study skills, and other information to help the new or returning student is presented. It is also a great time to meet some of the faculty, staff, and other new students. Call the Student Services Office to register at 542-3100.

Selective Service Registration

Male students must indicate their Selective Service registration status prior to admission at Morgan Community College or any state supported institution of higher education. Enrollment will not be allowed to students who do not comply with Selective Service registration requirements. Individuals providing no or false information will be denied admission to the College. The certification is made on the MCC Admission Application. This is a one-time-only filing requirement unless the original certified item changes in any way. Students may register or obtain proof of Selective Service Registration at

www.sss.gov

Advising

Students are encouraged to discuss educational objectives as well as personal goals with their advisors before registering for classes.

Advising for New Students

New student advising appointments can be made by calling the MCC Student Services Office or MCC Center offices. After the initial consultation with the intake advisor, the new student will be directed to a faculty advisor who will assist the student with ongoing advising and academic needs.

Degree Check Automated Advising

Morgan Community College utilizes Degree Check, an automated advising tool. Degree Check is accessed through the MyMCC student portal on under the Student tab. For students, Degree Check:

  • Provides real-time advice and counsel;
  • Speeds time to graduation;
  • Provides intuitive web access to self-service capabilities;
  • Streamlines the graduation process;
  • Allows direct access to multiple related services and advice through hyperlinks to MCC Catalog information, each semester’s Schedule of Classes, transcripts, and FAQs.

Advising for Continuing Students

Continuing students should contact a faculty academic advisor by setting up a personal appointment, or requesting advising be done via email or telephone. Students should consult regularly with their academic advisors to assure they are on track toward their academic goals.

Choosing a Program of Study

A student declares an intended program of study at MCC on the Admission Application. A list of currently available programs may be found in the Degrees and Certificates sections of this catalog or online. Students are responsible for studying their program requirements in the Morgan Community College catalog.

Undeclared Students

An undeclared student is one who has not declared a program of study and is not working toward a certificate or a degree at MCC. Undeclared students are generally not eligible to receive financial aid. Students who are undecided should meet with an academic advisor to discuss their educational and occupational goals to determine if they should declare a program of study.

Changing a Program of Study

A student may change a program of study by completing and submitting a Student Information Change form to the Student Services Office or MCC Center. Changing a program of study may result in a change in degree/certificate requirements and may affect financial aid eligibility, so it is recommended that they consult an academic advisor prior to making a change.

Transfer Advising

MCC strongly recommends that transfer students seek assistance from an academic advisor to plan a transferable curriculum.

Assessment

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).

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

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 Pre-Algebra 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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2014-2015 Morgan Community College Catalog & November 2014 Addendum

ADDENDUM

GOVERNANCE, MISSION & HISTORY

MAPS, DIRECTIONS, ADDRESSES & LOCATIONS

ACCREDITATION

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

ACADEMIC STANDING & GRADING

ADMISSIONS, ASSESSMENT & ADVISING

COURSES

Course Numbering System

Credit Hours

Course Pre-requisites & Co-requisites

Course Delivery Options

Guaranteed Transfer Courses (GT/gtPathways)

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

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

Internship Courses (180-182 and 280-282)

Independent Studies Courses (185-186 and 285-286)

Course Descriptions (Alphabetical)

AAA-Advancing Academic Achievement 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-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

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS PROGRAM

ASSOCIATE OF GENERAL STUDIES PROGRAM

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE PROGRAM

AGRICULTURE & RURAL BUSINESS PROGRAMS

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

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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