Morgan Community College

STUDENT LIFE, ACTIVITIES, & SERVICES FOR STUDENTS

MCC offers student recreational, social, and cultural student activities that are sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA) and Student Life Coordinator. The faculty and staff and student organizations also offer special activities and programs to students. The Student Life Coordinator and the Student Life Office are located in the MCC Student Center on the Fort Morgan campus.

ATM's

Located inside the Student Center, an ATM is accessible during regular Student Center hours for student use and convenience. There is also a HigherOne ATM located in Spruce Hall across from the vending machines.

Bookstore

Besides the expected textbooks, the MCC Bookstore offers many student supplies, clothing, food items, gifts, and much more.

The MCC Bookstore also supports students by offering them the following services provided conveniently on campus:

CASHIER SERVICES

All MCC bills can be paid in the MCC Bookstore.

COPY CENTER

The Copy Center at the MCC Bookstore is available to make photocopies and to provide laminating and binding services.

FAX SERVICES

Students and staff may send & receive faxes from the Bookstore fax at 970-542-3116.

MAIL SERVICES and POSTAGE STAMPS

MCC LOGO CLOTHING AND OTHER ITEMS

The Bookstore maintains a great supply of MCC logo clothing, backpacks, mugs and other items to show pride and support for Morgan Community College. There is also a complete line of graduation gift items, greeting cards, personal items and a few just-for-fun items.

MCC BOOKSTORE ONLINE

Purchase textbooks, merchandise, and other products online at www.MorganCCbookstore.com

TEXTBOOK RENTAL

TEXTBOOK BUY-BACK DAYS

STUDENT MALPRACTICE & LIABILITY INSURANCE

Bulletin Boards

There are bulletin boards located throughout the campus. Be sure to read the fliers so you know what opportunities and activities are available to you. A Community Activity Bulletin Board is located on the south wall right inside the west entrance of the Student Center. If students want to post a flier they must first get permission from the Director of Student Life. All fliers must be approved before posting. Any flier or poster not approved will be removed.

Children on Campus

MCC sponsors family events where parents are invited to bring their children to participate in appropriate activities. Spring Fling, Halloween Trick or Treating, Christmas Parade participation, and other family events give students the opportunity to show their children where they study and to share in the college atmosphere.

Students should make plans for the care of dependent children while attending classes, college activities and studying on campus. Unattended children are at risk and will be reported to the proper authorities for their own safety.

The campus, its environment, conversations, and activities are not generally open to, nor geared toward children. Adult learning is our main focus. Unless specifically invited to participate in a special classroom event, children are not allowed in classrooms.

No children are allowed in the Student Center. The Student Center is for currently enrolled MCC students only.

Clubs & Organizations

MCC has many student organizations to enhance the student experience. Information on existing or starting new MCC organizations is available from the Student Life Coordinator. The Student Life Coordinator can also put you in touch with club/organization faculty sponsors, meeting dates, etc.

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB (CWC)

Club Advisor:

Rachel Kellum, 542-3203

rachel.kellum@morgancc.edu

CWC is for students who love creative writing. Members engage in regular writing practice and peer workshops. CWC hosts an online journal that features members’ poems, stories and essays in order to give members experience preparing and presenting their work in a public forum.

FUTURE TEACHERS' CLUB (FTC)

Club Advisor:

Kelly Wilderson, 542-3207

kelly.wilderson@morgancc.edu

FTC is for students interested in becoming teachers. FTC gives students the opportunity to work with children of different age groups, attend meetings with instructors already in the profession and attend an annual conference for teachers.

HEALTH OCCUPATIONS STUDENTS OF AMERICA (HOSA)

Club Advisors:

KC Sailsbery, 542-3156

kc.sailsbery@morgancc.edu

Jane Reyez, 542-3243

jane.reyez@morgancc.edu

HOSA is the national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education Division of ACTE. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA provides students opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development. MCC HOSA members consist of high school Health Science Technology Program students as well as Health Occupation students. HOSA performs at least one community service project each year. The students compete annually in the state HOSA competitions. State qualifying students are eligible to participate in the national competition. MCC's HOSA consistently has national qualifiers each year.

JOURNALISM CLUB

The MCC Journalism Club creates and publishes the MCC student newspaper. The newspaper, E=MC2 Focus, is written and designed by MCC students and is a great resource for finding out what is happening on campus and expressing opinions. Students can place ads and access other services and information from the student newspaper.

PHI BETA LAMBDA (PBL)

Club Advisor:

Jaylene Evans, 542-3168

jaylene.evans@morgancc.edu

PBL is a club for business students or any student interested in a business career. PBL gives students the opportunity to build on business communication skills, practices, and ethics. PBL officers and members attend leadership conferences and state conferences annually.

PHI THETA KAPPA (PTK)

Club Advisors:

Todd Schneider, 542-3218

todd.schneider@morgancc.edu

Rachel Kellum, 542-3203

rachel.kellum@morgancc.edu

PTK is an international honor society of two-year colleges to recognize academic achievement. Students who have completed at least 12 college credit hours with a 3.5 grade point average and declared programs in A.A., A.S., A.A.S., or A.G.S., may be invited to join during ceremonies conducted in the fall and spring.

SCIENCE CLUB

Club Advisor:

Luke Smith, 542-3211

luke.smith@morgancc.edu

Science Club enjoys promoting a love for learning science through field trips to areas of interest. Any and all students are invited to join at any time. There is no membership fee.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA)

Club Advisors:

Gisela Mendez, 542-3170

gisela.mendez@morgancc.edu

Barbara Eakley-Troudt, 542-3206

barbara.eakleytroudt@morgancc.edu

SGA is for student leaders interested in serving as student liaisons in college/student governance. SGA offers an excellent opportunity to strengthen leadership skills, work on issues affecting students, and give input on the allocation of student fees. Officers for the executive branch run for election in the spring; legislative officers run in the fall. Student Government invites students to attend any meeting to discuss concerns and give suggestions. Information and a copy of the SGA bylaws and constitution are available from the Student Life Coordinator.

SKILLS USA

Club Advisors:

Automotive Service Technology: Brad Parker, 542-3215

brad.parker@morgancc.edu

Automotive Collision Technology: Tim Grauberger, 542-3220

tim.grauberger@morgancc.edu

Welding Technology: Kevin Cruse, 867-4060

kevin.cruse@morgancc.edu

SkillsUSA is designed for students in the Automotive Service Technology, Automotive Collision Technology, and Welding Technology programs. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA members have the opportunity to participate in local, state, and national skills competitions each year.

STUDENT NURSES ORGANIZATION (SNO)

Club Advisor:

Kim Ewertz, 542-3241

kim.ewertz@morgancc.edu

SNO is an organization for students interested in a nursing career. SNO offers students the opportunity to develop leadership skills as well as represent MCC’s nursing program to the community and foster the skills needed to be an accountable member of the nursing profession. SNO offers students the opportunity to learn about professional trends and issues in nursing.

Portal Access for Students

Students are given a username (S#) and temporary password when they register for courses. Login to MyMCC to reset a password and access student account.

Computer Labs

There are several computers for students to use outside of class time. A student needs to show a current student I.D. to use the computer labs and must sign in and sign out. No food or drinks are allowed in the computer labs. Center labs follow the same policies.

Copies

For a small fee, students can make copies on the copy machine located in the library. Copies may also be purchased in the Bookstore Copy Center.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve the violation of copyright law.

Handicapped Access

The entire campus in Fort Morgan is handicap accessible. Automated doors are available at main entrances, and ramps and lifts are available. Handicapped parking is designated near every accessible campus entryway.

HigherOne Banking Option/Refund Services

REFUND SERVICES - Students receive refunds from the College on a HigherOne debit card. The card is initially mailed to the student and must be activated online.

  • HigherOne Banking Option
  • Refunds for:
    • canceled and/or dropped courses
    • credit balances
    • financial aid refunds
    1. Verify Your Address: Prepare to receive your refund now by verifying that Morgan Community College has your current mailing address. An incorrect mailing address will delay your refund and you will be assessed a fee to replace your card if it is sent to the wrong address. Please take a moment to verify/update your address information today at http://www.MorganCC.edu/mymcc. Your new CCCS Refund Card will be mailed to the address that MCC currently has on file for you. Therefore, it is critical that you verify your mailing address as soon as possible.
    2. Activate Your Card: Please activate your card as soon as you receive it at https://morgan.higheroneaccount.com/activation/start.do. Upon activation, you will be asked to select your preferred method of receiving your MCC refund. You can choose "Easy Refund" method or have funds directly deposited into your existing bank account.
    3. Keep Your Card: Remember, even if you are not currently expecting a refund from Morgan Community College, there may be a refund due to you in the future. Keep your card!
    4. You can visit www.CCCSRefundCard.com to learn more about your choices and the benefits that accompany your all-new CCCS Refund Card.

Housing

MCC does not have residence halls. Students are responsible for locating and securing housing on their own. The college maintains a list of local housing available from community contacts. Housing information is available in the Office of Student Life located in the Student Center, or in the Student Services Office. Lists are maintained of houses and apartments for rent as well as roommate requests.

Identification Cards

Registered students will be issued an MCC Student Identification Card after the refund deadline each semester. The identification card may be required for identification at student sponsored events and at various offices at MCC. The first MCC Student ID card is free; replacement cards are available for a fee. ID photos are taken in the Student Services Office or MCC Centers and cards may be picked up by the student within 3-5 days.

Job/Career Guidance and Placement

The MCC Guidance and Placement Director works closely with faculty advisors to provide special help to students in areas such as career exploration and development. Care is taken in planning the college experience so that the student is career ready upon graduation or has a career direction when ready to transfer to a four-year institution. Assistance with resumes and cover letters, selecting a program of study, transfer advising, and interview coaching are also available.

Library

Morgan Community College Library is part of the Learning Resource Center (LRC), located in Cottonwood Hall. The library offers a collection of both print and non-print materials to help students in gathering information and research. Books, periodicals, newspapers, online databases, electronic resources, and audiovisual items are available for checkout and/or for use in the library. The library offers student computers for Internet access, word processing, and email, as well as wireless Internet access. Morgan Community College Library uses the Auto-Graphics catalog system for locating print and audiovisual materials within its collection and provides access to online databases and electronic resources through the library page on the MCC website.

LIBRARY HOURS

Library hours are posted and may change without notice. To be certain of the hours on a given day, call the library at (970) 542-3185.

ONLINE COLLECTIONS

Electronic resources are accessible through the library page on the MCC website: www.MorganCC.edu/library. Research links, electronic books, and online databases (collections of abstracts and full-text journal articles) may be accessed on- or off-campus by a computer with Internet access. Digital collections are multidisciplinary in scope and include primary resource materials and images when available.

INTERLIBRARY LOAN SERVICE (ILL)

MCC Library participates as a lender and a borrower with interlibrary loan (ILL). MCC students, faculty, and staff may request books and journal articles from other Colorado libraries (reference, reserve, and most audiovisual materials are not available through ILL). A minimum processing time of two weeks is recommended, and all ILL requests must comply with copyright law. MCC Library does not process interlibrary loan requests for materials that are owned by the library. Some libraries may charge a fee for interlibrary loan materials. Requests may be submitted to the MCC Library in person, by phone, or through the library website.

For more information, call 970-542-3185 or visit www.MorganCC.edu/library

MCC Road Runner Weekly

Fort Morgan campus activities and events are listed on the MCC Road Runner Weekly. Watch for deadlines and upcoming events and even chances to win prizes.

MCC TV

MCC sponsors local TV broadcasts on cable channel 10. Information on Morgan Community College activities and events, along with community announcements are telecast. The MCC Telecommunications office supports MCC TV functions and is the contact for TV announcements.

No Loitering Zones

Family members or friends of students are welcome to wait for students to complete class time or school business in the Learning Resource Center (library). All other areas of campus, including the Student Center, are for student use and considered "No Loitering Zones."

Papercut Print Management System

Each student receives a total of $25 printing credit each semester at the Fort Morgan Campus, the Wray Center, and the Burlington Center. The cost for a black-and-white printed copy is 10¢. When a student logs on to a computer at these locations, a text box is displayed on the screen detailing the remaining amount of printing credit available. The appropriate amount is subtracted each time a print job is sent to a printer. Once the initial allotment has been used, additional amounts may be purchased in $1.00 increments (nonrefundable) at the MCC Bookstore during regular business hours. At MCC Centers, students should contact Center staff for additional purchases. Usually purchases are applied immediately. Students are reminded to always use "Print Preview" before printing, to plan ahead and purchase more printing credit when the limit is close to being exhausted, and to limit their amount of non-academic printing.

Parking

All MCC parking lots are self-park facilities. The vehicle owner and/or operator is responsible for locating a legal parking space at all times. Within a parking facility, the vehicle must occupy only one stall and be parked facing a wheel stop that designates a parking stall and/or within stall marks painted on the lot surface. Backing into stalls is prohibited.

TYPES OF PARKING VIOLATIONS

  • Parking in an unauthorized space, reserved area, or where signs or road markings prohibit parking.
  • Parking in a handicap parking space without the proper pass.
  • Parking which blocks any other vehicle.
  • Parking which interferes with the free and proper use of a roadway, driveway or entrance to a parking lot.
  • Parking in a service driveway or service area to include blocking a dumpster.
  • Parking on a grassy area.
  • Blocking or interfering with the proper use of a crosswalk or sidewalk.
  • Overnight parking in an unauthorized parking lot.
  • Parking which interferes with the use of a fire hydrant, fire access lane or other emergency zone.
  • Parking in any area not specifically designated as a parking lot or space on college premises.
  • Parking in violation of temporary instructions during a declared snow emergency

OTHER TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS

  • Exceeding the posted speed limits
  • Failure to obey signs and markings

PARKING VIOLATION DISCIPLINARY ACTION

  • Subject to Student Discipline Policy

Smoking

Smoking is prohibited in all state buildings, including MCC, as ordered by the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act. Smoking is allowed anywhere outside, but must be no closer than fifteen feet of the main entryways. Please be considerate and use the ashtrays provided.

Spring Fling

Each spring the Student Life Coordinator, along with student clubs and organizations, hosts a special fun event for students and their families. Spring Fling includes food, activities, and plenty of fun in the sun!

Student Ambassador Program

The Student Ambassador Program allows MCC to recognize special honor students and use their talents while building leadership and teamwork skills for the student. Ambassadors help with campus tours, special events and speaking engagements. Contact the Student Life Office at (970) 542-3170.

Student Center

MCC’s Student Center on the Fort Morgan campus houses the MCC Bookstore, copy center, Anna C. Petteys Student Lounge, kitchen, student conference room, a variety of vending machines, ATM, and the Student Life Office. A pool table, computer with internet access, and television are also available for student use during free time. Students can deposit outgoing mail in the Student Center mail slot.

The Anna C. Petteys Student Lounge is not a public space, but is a facility that is only for use by currently enrolled MCC students. The facility was built with and is maintained by student fees. Because of this, the Student Center may be monitored to ensure that those using the facility are currently enrolled MCC students. Users should be prepared to show a current MCC student identification card and are expected to behave in a respectful manner to other students & staff in the lounge. Profane language is not permitted; users should clean up after themselves; children are not allowed in the student lounge. Individuals using the facility who are not current MCC students will be asked to leave the Student Center.

Email for Students

Students are assigned a free lifetime Student Email account within one business day of admission application processing. The email address name will be assigned and will have the domain name of "@student.cccs.edu." Student Email will be the primary means of communication between students and college faculty and staff. Students are expected to sign into MyMCC and check their Student Email. If students wish to redirect Student Email to another email address it is their responsibility and they may do so for convenience purposes, but at their own risk. The College and CCCS will not be responsible for the handling of email by outside vendors. The primary use of the Student Email is for purposes relating directly to education. All email should be considered the same as printed communication and should meet the same standards of taste, professionalism, accuracy and legality that are expected in printed communication. Additional rules and regulations regarding StudentMail can be found on the MCC website. The use of the Student Email is a privilege, not a right; and the College and CCCS maintain the right to limit access. Email is subject to disclosure to third parties through subpoena or other processes including the Colorado Open Records Act (CRS § 24- 72-201 et seq.)

Malpractice & Liability Insurance for Students

Students enrolled in selected health professions and service programs are required to carry malpractice & liability insurance. The insurance coverage is available at a nominal cost to students. Students are required to purchase the insurance through the MCC Bookstore or Center.

Student Services Office (One-Stop)

The Student Services One-Stop Office is located in Cottonwood Hall and houses the offices of Admissions, Guidance and Placement, Financial Aid, Records, Registrar, and Registration.

Student Support Center (Tutoring)

The Student Support Center provides tutorial services and an open computer lab with lab assistants and computer software, primarily in the areas of English and mathematics. A tutoring schedule is developed each semester that shows when faculty and peer tutors are available. The Student Support Center provides access and services to qualified college students with physical and/or learning disabilities. Students needing learning assistance at Centers should contact their Center staff.

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

Telephones/Cell Phones

A student-use phone for local calls from the Fort Morgan campus is available in the Student Center. Center students should contact their Center staff. Cellphone use is permitted in common areas.

Testing Center

Located in the Learning Resource Center (LRC), the Testing Center offers a number of testing services, including standardized tests, assessment/placement tests, instructor/course tests, exams from other universities, and Guided Studies tests for students and the general public. For testing inquiries or appointments, contact the Testing Center at (970) 542-3188 or 1-800- 622-0216, ext. 3188.

TESTING FEES

Students must contact the Testing Center to determine if there is a cost for their desired test. If so, payment must be made in advance in the MCC Bookstore by presenting the appropriate form from the Testing Center. For a list of tests offered by the Testing Center go to: www.MorganCC.edu/admissions/testing-center

Voter Registration

MCC fully supports and advocates that students and staff register to vote. Voter registration forms are available in the MCC Student Services Office, or on the Colorado Secretary of State website at www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/main.htm

Vending Machines

Many varieties of food and beverage machines are available in the Student Center, Centers, and throughout campus. If students lose their money in any of these machines, they may contact the Bookstore or Center staff for assistance.



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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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