Morgan Community College

LEGAL NOTICES & CONSUMER INFORMATION

Disclosure of Student Records

Records at Morgan Community College help staff and faculty plan educational opportunities to meet the needs of individual students, better understand students, counsel more effectively with them and assist in employment after graduation. MCC student records are regarded as confidential. These records will be released to faculty and professional staff for authorized college-related purposes. Academic records are released only with the written consent of the student or under specific guidelines set out in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended. Transcripts may be withheld because of outstanding financial obligations to Morgan Community College or any CCCS college. Certain items of student information have been designated by Morgan Community College as public or directory information. Currently enrolled students may withhold disclosure of directory information by notifying the Registrar in writing each academic year that he or she does not want the directory information released for that period of time. Academic year is defined as summer through spring terms within one 12-month period. Morgan Community College assumes that unless students specifically request that directory information be withheld, they are approving this information for disclosure. The privacy and confidentiality of all student records shall be preserved and access guaranteed in accordance with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and The Privacy Act of 1974 (as amended, 1976) and pursuant regulations. The College will not permit access to, or the release of student records, or personally identifiable information contained therein, other than public information, without the written consent of the student, or in accordance with existing State or Federal statutes.

Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

Morgan Community College complies fully with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974.

This act was designated to protect the privacy of education records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. Students also have the right to file complaints with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Office concerning alleged failures by the institution to comply with the Act. If you have questions concerning the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), contact the Student Services staff. Copies of the Morgan Community College policy relating to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended, are available in the Student Services office.

  1. Students have the right to access their own scholastic, personal, and college records. All students have the right to examine, in the presence of a professional staff member, their own college records.
  2. Other than for collection of such data for statistical reporting purposes as required by proper State or Federal authorities, no record shall be made in relation to any of the following matters except upon express written consent of the student or in accordance with existing State or Federal Statutes:
    1. Race
    2. Religion
    3. Political or social views
    4. Disability status
  3. Records that document student disabilities or special population classification for the purpose of qualifying them to receive academic accommodations will be held by the ADA Coordinator. The ADA Coordinator will only share relevant records with other College authorities if it is deemed necessary to do so in order to further student disability or special population-related support. Information will only be shared with off-campus entities according to College policy or if the students themselves initiate such actions through a signed written request.
  4. The following items will be designated as "directory information". Colleges may disclose any of this information without prior written consent, unless notified by the student in writing to the contrary by the first official class meeting date of each semester. Directory information is limited to the current academic year only.
    • Student Name
    • Major field of study
    • Dates of attendance
    • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
    • Degrees and awards received
    • Most recent educational institution attended

    MCC discloses education records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. The following individuals have access to student records because of their official functions: MCC officials, officials at other schools and colleges to which the student applies, state or federal education authorities, officials evaluating the application for financial aid, state and local officials requesting reporting data, organizations conducting studies for educational institutions or agencies, BOCES, accrediting organizations, parents of dependent students (proof of dependency is required – MCC will attempt to notify the student before releasing information), and the Veterans Administration.

    In addition, MCC may also provide information without consent to comply with Judicial orders, in emergencies where the information in the student file is needed to protect the health, safety, or welfare of the student or that of other persons, to institutions with whom MCC has transfer agreements and students have declared an intent to transfer to that institution, and in response to requests made by military recruiters who are granted access to students in higher education by the Solomon Amendment.

    Additionally, student names may be released for graduation listings and lists of special awards, honors and events released to the news media. All other information contained in your records is considered private and not open to the public without your written consent.

  5. Students have the right to provide written consent before MCC discloses personally identifiable information from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to College officials with legitimate educational interests.

    A College official is a person employed by the College in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the College has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using college employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent);a person serving on the College Board; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. MCC has designated the National Student Clearinghouse as a College official. A College official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the College. Upon request, the College discloses education records, without a student’s consent, to officials of another school, in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, or after enrollment.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The College prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment that violates federal, state law, or Board Policy 3-120 or Board Policy 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion or sexual orientation in our educational activities or programs or work environment. The College complies with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; Executive Order 11246, and sections 24-34-301, C.R.S. et seq..

For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact:

Equal Opportunity Officer:

Melissa Richerson

Director of Human Resources

920 Barlow Road

Fort Morgan, CO 80701

970.542.3129

Melissa.Richerson@morgancc.edu

Title IX Compliance Officer:

Susan Clough

Vice President for Administration and Finance

920 Barlow Road

Fort Morgan, CO 80701

970.542.3127

Susan.Clough@morgancc.edu

Sexual Misconduct/Sexual Harassment

Morgan Community College is firmly committed to maintaining a work and learning environment where students, faculty, and staff are treated with dignity and respect. Sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and acts of discrimination are illegal, often demeaning for the individual student or employee, and can disrupt the College’s positive learning and working environment. As such, all member of the College community have a responsibility to be aware of what behaviors constitute sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and discrimination and to be responsible for their own actions, and to help create a safe environment. For complete copy of the Sexual Misconduct Procedure M3.4-120a go to: www.MorganCC.edu/sexualmisconduct

If you believe you have been or are the victim of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment, including sexual assault, sexual violence, you may report such conduct or file a complaint under Title IX with the Title IX Coordinator. Complaints of student sexual misconduct are addressed by the Title IX Coordinator and are governed by the "Policy and Procedures for Sexual Misconduct M3.4-120a" which may be found at: www.MorganCC.edu/sexualmisconduct

Support Services for Students with Disabilities & ADA Statement

Morgan Community College complies with and fully supports Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 with amendments of 1974 as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the ADA Amendment Act of 2008. Students with disabilities may be eligible for "reasonable accommodations" so long as they meet and follow MCC policy and procedure. All students seeking accommodations must contact the ADA Coordinator.

Accommodations will be made for students with disabilities.

This and other ADA related policy and procedures can be found at http://www.MorganCC.edu/students/accessibility

Student Right-to-Know

In accordance with Title I of Public Law 101-542, information about graduation rates is available on the MCC website www.morgancc.edu or from the Office of Institutional Research; additional graduation data is also available at the Colorado Department of Higher Education website: http://highered.colorado.gov/

Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act

The Clery Act report is available on the MCC website www.morgancc.edu or from MCC Student Services. A list of sexual offenders in the area can be obtained through your local Police/Sheriff's Department.

Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid Information is available for students and prospective students on the web and in the Office of Financial Aid, or from your local MCC Center.

Drug & Alcohol Prevention Information

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Information and policies are available on the website at www.morgancc.edu and in the MCC Student Services Office. MCC supports the efforts of local, state and federal governments in promoting a drug free America pursuant to Public Law 101.

Gainful Employment Information

To prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation, the US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose certain financial information. Details can be found at www.morgancc.edu/gainfulemployment

Rights Reserved

The College reserves the right to change any provision or requirement of this document, including fees, pursuant to law, the rules of the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE), or the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), or College policy. The College reserves the right to cancel any course or program described, at any time, without notice, and to change any other aspect of any course or program. Note: This is an information document and is not to be considered a contract of offerings. Programs and curricula are subject to change without prior notice.

This document is provided as information for the student. It is accurate at the time of printing but is subject to change from time to time as deemed appropriate by Morgan Community College in order to fulfill its role and mission or to accommodate circumstances beyond its control. Any such change may be implemented without prior notice and without obligation and, unless specified otherwise, is effective when made. For the most up to date course information, go to the MCC website.



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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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