Morgan Community College

SAFETY ISSUES & NOTICES

Campus Law Enforcement

Campus Law enforcement is the responsibility of the City of Fort Morgan Police Department.

Campus Security Report

The campus security report is required by the Department of Education and is available along with the campus security policy information to all students and employees, as well as for all requests from potential employees and students. A Campus Security Report is to be completed September 1 of each year and left on file with the President’s Office of Morgan Community College and posted on the MCC website at:

http://www.morgancc.edu/about-mcc/legal-notices

Communicable Diseases

Based on current information from the American College Health Association, the National Centers for Disease Control, and the Colorado Department of Health, there are numerous reportable communicable diseases which can represent a public health threat to the campus community. When cases of reportable communicable diseases are known to exist on the MCC campus, the President of the college will appoint a committee to review matters on a case-by-case basis.

The committee will include the following:

  • attending physician of infected individual
  • representative from Student Services
  • representative from Faculty
  • representative from Administration

The committee will review the issues, consider the guidelines from the above-listed agencies, and provide recommendations to the college President for resolution.

Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990

In compliance with the Campus Security Act: Title II of Public Law 101-542, MCC has adopted the following policy for reporting criminal activities:

MCC policy is that all criminal actions or other emergencies are to be reported to the Vice President for Administration and Finance, or his/her designee, whether in person or by telephone.

  • The Vice President for Administration and Finance will respond to all calls; medical assistance will be administered by the Morgan County Ambulance Services.
  • Law enforcement assistance will be provided upon request by the City of Fort Morgan Police Department.
  • Motor vehicle accident, investigation assistance will be requested from the same.

CRIME CATEGORIES TO BE REPORTED

Murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, and arrests for liquor law violations (not including drunkenness or driving under the influence of alcohol), drug abuse violations, and weapons violations.

CRIME RECORDS

The College will provide a record of violent crimes committed on the MCC campus and make those records available each September to the students and employees of MCC and available on request to those seeking employment or enrollment.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Morgan Community College ("College") is a state system community college governed by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education ("Board").

Board policy requires the College to comply with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Amendments of 1989 (PL 101-226 in Federal Law). In compliance, MCC has adopted and implemented a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program that includes:

i. Student Code of Conduct

ii. Legal sanctions for unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol

iii. Health risks associated with the abuse of alcohol and the use of illicit drugs

iv. Referral Resource - Available counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation program

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

Students shall not engage in the unauthorized or unlawful manufacture, distribution, purchase, dispensation, possession, use/abuse of alcohol and/or illicit drugs on College property or as a part of any College activity. This includes the use, distribution, purchase or possession of "medical marijuana" which remains a violation in Federal law.

LEGAL SANCTIONS FOR DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE

There are legal sanctions for violation of the Student Code of Conduct. The possession, sale, and use of any illegal drug are strictly prohibited. The sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited except in designated areas, at times and dates approved by MCC Administrators and licensed by the Colorado State Department of Revenue. Any violations will be immediately referred to local law enforcement agencies and are subject to criminal penalties under local, state or federal law. The penalty assessed depends upon the nature and severity of the individual offense.

MCC SANCTIONS

Students and/or employees who violate the above standards of conduct will be subject to disciplinary action under employee and student policies. The sanctions include, but are not limited to, a requirement to complete an appropriate rehabilitation or re-entry program; expulsion from college or termination of employment; and/or referral to authorities for prosecution.

HEALTH RISKS

There are many health risks associated with the use of alcohol and illegal drugs/substances. Health risks associated with drug and alcohol abuse include, but are not limited to, malnutrition, brain damage, heart disease, pancreatic disease, cirrhosis of the liver, mental illness, death, low birth rate babies, and babies with drug addictions.

Referrals for counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation programs are available through the community. Consult your local yellow pages for a listing of private and community-based programs.

Emergency Notification System/MCC Alert

Morgan Community College has implemented an emergency notification system. The system, called, "MCC Alert", is capable of notifying students, faculty and staff in the case of an emergency on the Fort Morgan campus or at any one of the four centers in Bennett, Burlington, Limon, or Wray. Messages are sent via telephone, e-mail, cell phone, and/or text messaging if it is enabled by the owner.

MCC Alert will send a test message each semester. The message will clearly state that it is only a test and will be sent to currently enrolled semester students, faculty, and staff.

Recipients of the messages are not to reply to them; just recognize how they are received. The caller ID number of an MCC Alert call is 970-542-3110; a text message is identified by MorganCC Alert 23177; and an e-mail will identify the sender’s e-mail address as MorganCC_Alert@morgancc.edu. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. JavaScript must be enabled to view it.

The MCC Alert system will be used to transmit brief, urgent messages related to emergencies or weather related closures to the college’s population as quickly as possible. MCC Alert is not used for general or miscellaneous announcements. Emergency notifications may include but are not limited to:

  • Fire Alarms
  • Bomb threats or other imminent violent threats
  • Building evacuations and lock downs
  • Biological or pandemic emergency notifications
  • Natural disasters
  • Power outages and utility failures resulting in an imminent threat
  • Closure due to declared civil emergency
  • Severe weather related closures

When on campus follow procedures as detailed in the Emergency Response Guide located in each classroom and office.

Emergency Response Team (ERT)

MCC has formed an Emergency Response Team (ERT) made up of faculty and staff members to ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

The ERT has developed the Emergency Response Guide (ERG) and updates and makes changes to it as needed. The guides are located throughout campus and in each classroom.

Reporting of Criminal Activities

In the event of a crime of murder, rape (or attempted rape), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary (or attempted burglary), or motor vehicle theft (or attempted theft) occurring on the Morgan Community College campus, witnesses or victims are advised to contact one of the following people immediately:

  • Vice President for Administration & Finance Ext. 3127
  • Vice President of Student Success Ext. 3111
  • Local Law Enforcement/Emergency Services 911

If the law enforcement is contacted directly, the information should also be reported to the Vice President for Administration and Finance. The above college personnel will work directly with the individual(s) reporting the incident and in conjunction with the appropriate personnel outside of the college as necessary.

Safety Warnings

Students are encouraged to travel in pairs or groups when walking to and from the parking lot, particularly in the evenings and at night. As the college becomes aware of potential threats to the college community, students and other members of the college community will be given timely notice regarding violent crimes reported on campus.

Security for Campus Buildings

DOORS

The campus buildings will be open:

Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.*

Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*

Sundays Closed*

(*Unless special arrangements have been made.)

Anyone who is within the building at closing hours is able to exit the building at various locations due to the type of exterior door latching system in use. Once you have exited, please check that the doors locked behind you.

During periods of inactivity, school closings, and on all major holidays, the buildings will remain locked. Only staff with approved exterior door access and codes may enter the building. MCC utilizes a 24-hour security monitoring system to prevent unauthorized entry. If an unauthorized person gains entry, the security monitoring company automatically notifies the Fort Morgan Police Department to respond and take appropriate action.

IDENTIFICATION

The administrative staff can ask for proof of identification from campus occupants unknown to them.

NOTIFICATION OF SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES

The administrative staff solicits your involvement as to reporting all suspicious or criminal activities which occur on campus.

Sex Offender Registry Information

Information concerning persons who are required by Colorado law to register as sex offenders, including registered sex offenders who are enrolled, employed or volunteering at Morgan Community College, may be obtained from the local police department or county sheriff’s department. The Colorado Convicted Sex Offender website is http://sor.state.co.us

Violence/Firearms on Campus

VIOLENT BEHAVIOR

Violent behavior or the threat of violence toward employees, students, the general public, college property or college operated facilities will not be tolerated. Violent behavior is defined as any act or threat of physical, verbal, or psychological aggression or the destruction or abuse of property by any individual.

FIREARMS

No person may have on his or her person any unauthorized firearm, ammunition, explosive device, or illegal weapon on campus or any facility used by Morgan Community College. "Weapon" means any of the following which in the manner it is used or intended to be used is capable of producing death or serious bodily injury:

  • a firearm, whether loaded or unloaded;
  • a knife;
  • a bludgeon;
  • or any other weapon, device, instrument, material, or substance, whether animate or inanimate.

Persons authorized to carry firearms and other equipment defined in the policy are:

  • those persons conducting and participating in an approved program of instruction in the college’s curriculum which requires access to such equipment as an integral part of the instructional program;
  • those persons authorized by law to carry firearms; and those persons granted permission at the discretion of the college president for specific purposes from time to time

Any person(s) in violation of this regulation shall be subject to College disciplinary action, as well as being charged with violation of existing criminal statutes.

In the event of a violent behavior or firearm occurrence, notify the Vice President of Student Success (ext. 3111). If that Vice President is unavailable, notify the office of the President (ext. 3105), Vice President for Administration and Finance (ext. 3127), or the Vice President of Instruction (ext. 3208) who will then initiate the call to 911.



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2014-2015 Morgan Community College Catalog 08-20-2014

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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