Morgan Community College

PRIVACY

When completing the Admission Application and Financial Aid, students must act on their own behalf. Student educational records are considered confidential and may not be released without the written consent of the student. Some information is considered public (sometimes called "Directory Information"). Directory Information can be released without the student's written permission. However, the student may opt to consider this info confidential as well. If students do NOT want any information provided, they can sign a "request for suppression of records" in Student Services; however, the student will have a "hold" on his/her account and will not be able to access his/her records, add/drop, etc., online.

If a student would like a parent or third party to have access to his/her records, they can complete a "release of records" form in Student Services and those individuals will have access to the student’s records.

Directory Information at Morgan Community College can be provided to a requester via phone, in person, or in writing. The following is considered "Directory Information":

  • 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

Others, including parents or spouses, may not access student academic or financial information without the student’s prior written approval.

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.

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.

Social Security Number

The college will still collect and maintain social security numbers on the computer system for specific limited purposes. These areas include Admissions, Financial Aid, reporting of wages for work-study students, reporting of H.O.P.E. tax credits and Lifetime Learning tax credits as mandated by the federal government. The social security number will not be used in any public way, for example, on class lists, or on your community college identification card.

User ID Password for MCC Network Access

Upon admission to the college, each student is assigned a student identification number (S#) which from that point forward will be the student’s User ID. The student password will be set to their birthdate with the month spelled out with a capital letter, a two digit day and a four digit year. An example: May 06 1971. Students will not be able to change this password. Social security numbers are not used as the identifier for students.

When using any computer on campus, follow these steps:

Username: Your S number

Password: Student birthdate

Domain: MCCINST



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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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