2018-2019 Academic Catalog w/Addendum

ADDENDUM-Updates & Changes

This catalog is a "live" document and will be updated as changes occur. Additions, deletions and other changes may occur due to state, system, or college regulations, or accreditation requirements.

Additions, Changes, Deletions, and Corrections to this Catalog

Morgan Community College 'publishes' the annual online catalog with incorporated addendum changes throughout the academic year.

You can view additions, changes, deletions, and corrections have been approved since this catalog was initially generated on March 1, 2018 in the 'Addendum'. See the appropriate section within the catalog body for the complete revised text of any addition, change, or correction.

Deletions are noted in the catalog addendum and can be referenced as originally published in an 'original' (.pdf) version of the catalog, but deletions will not show in the online "live" version of the catalog.  If you have questions regarding deletions or any other item change in the catalog please feel free to contact us.

ADDENDUM 2018-2019

 2018-2019 ACADEMIC CATALOG -  Addendum
 Additions, Changes, Deletions, and Corrections by Catalog Section

EFFECTIVE TERM

APPROVED DATE

 RIGHTS RESERVED    
 No changes since original publication 03/01/2018    
 WHICH CATALOG TO USE    
 No changes since original publication 03/01/2018    
 ABOUT MCC
   
 Governance

 Colorado Community College System (CCCS) President
Removed: Dr. Nancy McCallin
Added: Dr. Joe Garcia

Summer 2018  08/01/18 
 Updated Colorado Community College System logo:

Colorado Community College System logo 2018
 Summer 2018 08/01/18 

Removed, 'of NCA', after 'by the Higher Learning Commission' and added word, 'regionally.'  See the Higher Learning Commission website for further explanation of their title changes.

As a member of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), Morgan Community College is governed by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE) established by the 1967 General Assembly of the State of Colorado and is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org.

 Fall 2018  09/05/2018
Updated to Mission, Vision, Values to:

MISSION
To empower students and enrich communities.

VISION STATEMENT
To develop learners and responsive leaders who inspire innovations and passion in future generations.

VALUES
  • The individual
  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Equity
  • Excellence
Fall 2018  10/11/2018 
 ACCREDITATION
   

Edited to remove, "(formerly North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.)" Also changed, "The Higher Learning Commission," to 'Higher Learning Commission." See the Higher Learning Commission website for further explanation of their title changes.

Morgan Community College has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1972. The most recent comprehensive review and reaffirmation of accreditation occurred in 2016-17. Regional accreditation assures the highest quality education for students. In addition, many colleges and universities will only accept transfer courses from a "regionally accredited institution".

The Commission can be reached at: 

Higher Learning Commission

230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500

Chicago, IL 60604-1411

Telephone: (312) 263-0456 or 1-800-621-7440 
Web: http://www.hlcommission.org/

Fall 2018 09/05/18
 MAPS, DIRECTIONS, ADDRESSES, & LOCATIONS
   
LIMON CENTER:

Updated to: Serves Arickaree, Arriba-Flagler, Genoa-Hugo, Karval, Kit Carson, Limon, and Woodlin high schools and their surrounding communities

Spring 2018
 04/10/18
BURLINGTON CENTER:

Corrected Burlington Fax to 719-346-5236
Removed: Computer Learning Center and Health Science Technology Program

Spring 2018
 04/12/18
BENNETT CENTER:

Updated address for new Bennett Center location to:
100 I-70 Frontage Road, Bennett, CO  80102

 Summer 2018
06/05/18
 ACADEMIC CALENDAR
   
No changes since original publication 03/01/2018


 ADMISSION
   
No changes since original publication 03/01/2018


 ASSESSMENT
   
 No changes since original publication 03/01/2018
   
 ADVISING    
 No changes since original publication 03/01/2018
   
 DEGREES & CERTIFICATES
   
 Multimedia program revision approved
 Fall 2018
 03/05/18
 DECLARING AND CHANGING MAJORS
   
 No changes since original publication 03/01/2018
   
 REGISTRATION
   
Full-Time/Part-Time Status

Corrected 'Less than 1/2-Time' Status in table from .5-5 credits to .5-5.5 credits

Fall 2018  07/13/18
Adding and Dropping Courses

Updated link for change from ES 4-81 to ES 4-88:

See complete CCCS Credit Completion Progress Standard ES 4-88 at https://internal.cccs.edu/wp-content/uploads/documents/ES488CreditCompletion.pdf

Fall 2018  07/16/18
Withdrawal

Removed link for ES 4-81 (ES 4-88 was already present and replaced ES 4-81)

Fall 2018  07/16/18
 TUITION CLASSIFICATION
   
 No changes since original publication 03/01/2018  
 
 TUITION, FEES, PAYMENTS & REFUND POLICIES
   
No changes since original publication 03/01/2018
 

 FINANCIAL AID
   
 No changes since original publication 03/01/2018
   
 GRADES, STUDENT RECORDS & TRANSCRIPTS
   
 No changes since original publication 03/01/2018
 
 
 STUDENT LIFE, ACTIVITIES & SERVICES
   
Added:
Homework and Time Management

Students should expect to spend a  minimum of two hours per week outside of class time completing work for each course credit.  Hybrid and online courses require additional time outside of the designated class time. 

See COURSE  INFORMATION Definitions of Instructional Delivery Types/Course Delivery Options Student Learning Time sections of the MCC catalog for additional information and details.

Fall 2018  06/26/18
Bookstore changed to: College Store

Added:
College Store Hours
The College Store generally maintains a Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. schedule. During peak registration periods or special events, hours may be extended. The College Store will be closed during listed Holidays and Professional Development Days as published in the MCC Academic Calendar. It is also is closed for inventory in late June. Students can view posted College Store hours and connect to the MCC College Store by accessing their MyMCC portal account.

Fall 2018  07/13/18
Clubs and Organizations
Creative Writing Club Changed to: MCC Writing Club

The MCC Writing Club is for all students who love writing. Members engage in regular writing practice and peer workshops. The Writing Club presents opportunities for publishing in the Road Runner Newsletter, on student life social media pages, and more.  Members will also have the option to enter competitions, practice writing skills, and receive constructive feedback.

For further information contact the Student Life Coordinator 970-542-3170

student.life@MorganCC.edu

Fall 2018  07/13/18
Clubs and Organizations
Future Teacher's Club (FTC)
Added:

For further information contact the Student Life Coordinator 970-542-3170

student.life@MorganCC.edu

Fall 2018  07/13/18
Clubs and Organizations

Added: LatinX Club

The LatinX Club is a place to come and celebrate your heritage, meet new friends, promote advocacy, celebrate all Latin cultures all Latin cultures, learn, have fun, and get support.

Club Advisors:

   Iván Díaz 970-542-3157

   ivan.diaz@MorganCC.edu

   Dr. Elizabeth Huard 970-542-3173

   elizabeth.huard@MorganCC.edu

Fall 2018  07/13/18
Clubs and Organizations

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)

Added:

For further information contact the Student Life Coordinator 970-542-3170

student.life@MorganCC.edu

Fall 2018  07/13/18
Clubs and Organizations

Added: Pride Alliance Club

The club will meet and discuss LGBTQ issues, advocacy, support, resources and fun.

For further information contact the Student Life Coordinator 970-542-3170

student.life@MorganCC.edu

Fall 2018  07/13/18
Lactation Rooms for Nursing Mothers
Added: Bennett Center - contact center staff for room
Fall 2018  07/13/18
Papercut Print Management System
Added: Bennett Center
Fall 2018  07/13/18
Student Center
Removed: "...Profane language is not permitted;..."
Fall 2018  07/13/18
Student Support Center (Tutoring) Changed to: Tutoring Center

Changed to:
The Tutoring 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 Tutoring 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.

Fall 2018  07/13/18
Testing Center

Changed from "Located in the Learning Resource Center (LRC),..." to "Located in the Learning Resource Center (Library),..."

Fall 2018   07/13/18
Veterans Programs

Changed to "...provides enrollment services and general information to students who are eligible for education benefits under the Veterans Administration (VA) Program."

Fall 2018  07/13/18
 STUDENT RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES
   
Sexual Misconduct/Sexual Harrassment
Sexual Misconduct Procedure

Added:

Director of Access and Enrollment/ADA Coordinator
Iván Díaz
(970) 542-3157
Ivan.Diaz@MorganCC.edu

Summer 2018  06/01/2018
Student Disciplinary Procedure
Definitions:

Added: Retaliatory Acts: Include but not limited to intimidation, verbal or physical threats, harassment, coercion, or other adverse action(s) against a person who reports an incident of misconduct.

Fall 2018  07/16/18
 GRADUATION POLICIES
   
 No changes since original publication 03/01/2018
   
 SAFETY & CONSUMER NOTICES
   
Changed title of this section to 'Safety & Consumer Notices'
Fall 2018
 04/26/18
Section Updated with new links and new ADA Coordinator
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. “No qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be subjected to discrimination.”

Students have the responsibility to self-identify to the institution as a person with a disability or special need. Appropriate documentation must be provided to the ADA coordinator. Students of special populations may be eligible for "reasonable accommodations" so long as they meet and follow MCC policy and procedure.

Go to Disability Services (https://www.morgancc.edu/get-started/disability-services/) for more information. Those wishing to seek accommodations must contact the ADA Coordinator, Iván Díaz, at (970) 542-3157.

Summer 2018
 04/26/18
Added Section:
MCC's Title IX Responsibilities

Morgan Community College seeks to provide an environment that is free of bias, discrimination, and harassment. If you have been the victim of sexual harassment/misconduct/assault we encourage you to report this. If you report this to a faculty or staff member, he or she must notify Julie Beydler, our College's Title IX Coordinator about the basic facts of the incident (you may choose whether you or anyone involved is identified by name). For more information about your options at Morgan Community College please go to: Title IX (http://morgancc.edu/titleix).

Summer
2018
 04/26/18
Notice of Non-Discrimination
Updated Section:

Morgan Community College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 or 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. Morgan Community College will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.

For information regarding civil rights compliance or grievance procedures contact:

Title IX Coordinator, Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Officer:

Julie Beydler

Director of Human Resources
920 Barlow Road
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
(970) 542-3129

Julie.Beydler@MorganCC.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator:

Susan Clough
Vice President for Administration and Finance
920 Barlow Road
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
(970) 542-3127

Susan.Clough@MorganCC.edu

You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204, telephone (303) 844-3417.

Summer 2018
 04/26/18

Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking
Changed Section Title to:

Prohibition Statement: Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking

Updated content:

Morgan Community College prohibits the offenses of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; as defined by C.R.S. 18-6/800.3, C.R.S. 18-3-402, and C.R.S. 18-3-602. The College also prohibits the offense of dating violence as defined as the physical, sexual, or psychological/emotional violence within a dating relationship, as well as stalking. It can occur in person or electronically and may occur between a current or former dating partner. You may have heard several different words used to describe teen dating violence including: relationship abuse, intimate partner violence, relationship violence, dating abuse, domestic abuse, and domestic violence. The definition of "consent" in reference to sexual activity is defined per state statute C.R.S. 18-3-401(1.5) under "unlawful Sexual Behavior."

For further information please contact one of the following:

Title IX Coordinator

Julie Beydler

Director of Human Resources
920 Barlow Road
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
(970) 542-3129
Julie.Beydler@MorganCC.edu


Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Vice President for Administration and Finance
Susan Clough
920 Barlow Road
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
(970) 542-3127
Susan.Clough@MorganCC.edu


Vice President of Student Success
Kent Bauer
920 Barlow Road
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
(970) 542-3111

Kent.Bauer@MorganCC.edu

To report an incident please contact one of the people listed above or electronically at: 

MCC Incident Report (https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?MorganCC&layout_id=0).

In case of an emergency call 911.

Summer 2018
 04/26/18
Emergency Notification System/MCC Alert 

Updated text message identification and email address as shown in BOLD below:

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.

Students activate and update their MCC Alert notification numbers/emails on MyMCC.

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 237-233 Morgan Alert; and an e-mail will identify the sender’s e-mail address as MorganCC@alert.apparmor.com. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. JavaScript must be enabled to view it.
Summer 2018  07/16/18
Added Section:

Video or Audio Recording of Lectures
Except where a student is entitled to make an audio or video recording of class lectures and discussions as an educational accommodation determined through the student's interactive process with college disability services, a student may not record lectures or classroom discussions unless written permission from the class instructor has been obtained and all students in the class as well as guest speakers have been informed that audio/video recording may occur. 

A student granted permission to record may use the recording only for his or her own study and may not publish or post the recording on YouTube or any other medium or venue without the instructor's explicit written authorization.

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the learning resources and support programs on each campus to arrange for accommodations and support services. Please visit our Disability Services (https://www.morgancc.edu/get-started/disability-services/) page for more information.

Summer 2018
 04/26/18
COURSE INFORMATION
   

Added and Revised:

Guidelines for Credit to Contact Hours
Purpose: To provide clarity for the determination of appropriate contact hours per credit hour based on Colorado Commission on Higher Education recommendation.

Federal Credit Hour Definition
Morgan Community College (MCC) shall follow the Federal Credit Hour Definition: A credit hour is the amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than:
(1) one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out of class student work each week for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester; or (2) at least an equivalent amount of work as required for other activities including lab work, internships, practica, studio work or other academic work leading towards the award of credit http://www.hlcommission.org/Policies/assignment-of-credits.html

Scheduling Information
“Instructional Type” and “Schedule Type” are separate concepts. Instructional type refers to the above descriptions for various activities used to delivery content/experience. Schedule type refers to the designation in Banner for each course that aligns with the instructional type. Banner includes the expected contact hours per credit hours (based on instructional type) for the course where as the schedule refers to actual hours based on the Carnegie unit of 750 minutes per credit.  
Added TABLE 

Base Contact Hour
Base Contact Hour: The base contact hour consists of the number of scheduled minutes of instructional activity involving direct contact of faculty with students in a given term utilizing a particular method of instruction.
One base contact hour is equivalent to a minimum of 750 minutes, which equates to a minimum of fifteen 50-minute hours per semester. This represents a 1:1 ratio, where 1 credit hour equals 750 minutes of instruction. The base contact hour does not include the time students are expected to spend studying and preparing for class.
The ratio shall be adjusted based on the instructional activity. These definitions are derived from CDHE https://highered.colorado.gov/Publications/Policies/Current/v-partb-Guidelines.pdf
Lecture is a 1:1 ratio, whereas lab ratios vary depending on the type as described below:
Added TABLE

Definitions of Instructional Delivery Types/Course Delivery Options

Purpose: The purpose of this procedure is to provide definitions and guidelines for course delivery modes. The definitions and guidelines will be used to ensure students have sufficient time and resources to master the course objectives in all delivery modes including hybrid or online courses.

All delivery modes adhere to the base contact hour guidelines, with one base credit hour equivalent to 750 minutes of instruction.

Definitions:

Traditional
In the traditional classroom format the instructor and the students meet at regularly scheduled days and times to cover the course material, assign student activities and address any difficulties that students may be having with the course material.  Traditional classes offer the advantage of face-to-face contact with the instructor, a regular schedule, and a familiar learning environment.

Definition of Instructional Delivery Type:
Traditional - Also referred to as “face-to-face”; 100% of the approved contact hours for the course are provided in class. The Learning Management System (LMS) –Desire2 Learn (D2L) may be used to provide supplemental instruction but shall not replace any contact hours. Interactive Video, such as WebEx or Zoom, can be used to provide synchronous instruction.

Hybrid
Often called the "best of both worlds," hybrid courses are a mix of delivery methods.  A hybrid requires less student presence onsite than a lecture course, but there will still be some required on-campus events.

Definition of Instructional Delivery Type:
Hybrid – Face-to-face instructional time (determined by approved contact hours for the course) is reduced and replaced by instruction and/or activities which may be provided through another delivery mode (via D2L). All lab hours must be held in the traditional delivery mode. A minimum of 33% of the approved lecture contact hours for the course must be delivered in the synchronous traditional mode. The remaining 67% of lecture time must be accounted for through a documented plan for instructional activities. This plan must be shared with students and readily accessible to them.

Desire2Learn (D2L)

Morgan Community College and the Colorado Community College System utilize Desire2Learn (D2L) to create a complete web-based learning environment for use with online and hybrid courses.  This easy-to-use learning platform provides the tools needed for course development, delivery, and management, and helps facilitate communication, collaboration, and community building.

Online
MCC Online courses provide MCC students with the opportunity to take classes anywhere.  Online courses are equivalent to lecture courses.  A course website contains the course syllabus, class assignments, student activities, and other necessary information.  Email and discussion forums are the primary tools used for communication between the instructor and students.  This combination of course website, supporting materials, and discussion tools form a virtual classroom in which the students and instructor interact.  Most online courses do not require the student to visit the campus and may be completed entirely online, but a few do have proctored exams, so checking the course info sheets before signing up is always a wise precaution.  One of the biggest advantages that online courses offer is flexibility of daily schedule.  The student can schedule their class work at the time of the day most useful to them, rather than having to appear in a classroom for one or more fixed periods each week.

CCCOnline is a collaborative effort by all Colorado Community Colleges to provide Internet courses in support of degree and certificate programs at all Colorado Community College System (CCCS) colleges. CCCOnline policies, procedures, and course offerings can be found at www.CCCOnline.org and are listed in the MCC Schedule of Classes each semester. Credits will transfer easily among participating colleges of the Colorado Community College System. There are several start dates throughout the year.


Definition of Instructional Delivery Type:
Online - 100% of instruction and activities are provided asynchronously through D2L. For each credit of the online course, students should be expected to receive 750 minutes of online classroom activities. This will create a seat time equivalency that is equal to the seat time in a Traditional face-to-face class.

Global
Global - Refers to courses that are offered through WebEx. Students may connect to the course from anywhere with an internet connection. Global courses provide synchronous instruction during set times and days. Global courses may either be hybrid or traditional, with the face-to-face portion delivered via WebEx.

Student Learning Time
In alignment with the Federal Credit Hour Definition and the CDHE base contact hour requirements, students should expect to spend a minimum of two hours per week outside of class time completing work for each course credit. For courses that span longer than the typical fifteen week semester, the hours per week should be adjusted accordingly. 

For hybrid courses, this outside learning time should not be confused with the required instructional time. Hybrid courses by definition require additional instructional time outside of the designated class time to ensure the appropriate contact hours are being met. The learning time is above and beyond the required instructional time in a hybrid course.

For example, a three credit lecture based course requires 45 contact hours in total. If it is scheduled to meet two hours per week for 15 weeks, then there is an additional one hour a week of instruction required to meet those required contact hours. Therefore, besides attending the class for the two hours per week, the student should expect to spend the additional one hour a week for instruction as well as another six hours a week in homework time (2 hours per credit for 3 credits).

Prior Learning Assessment

Prior learning is college-equivalent education acquired through non-traditional schooling, work or other life experiences. These might include skills from military, job-related training, or volunteer services.  Students demonstrate and earn credit for prior learning through such methods as nationalized testing, challenge exams, and portfolio examination.  For more information, inquire at the MCC Student Services Office, MCC Center, or view the Credit for Prior Learning Handbook online at:

www.cccs.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Credit-for-Prior-Learning-Handbook.pdf

Fall 2018  06/26/18
Prior Learning Assessment
Changed from:

Prior learning is ... For more information, inquire at the MCC Student Services Office, MCC Center, or view the Credit for Prior Learning Handbook online at:
www.cccs.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Credit-for-Prior-Learning-Handbook.pdf

To:

Prior learning is ...  For more information, inquire at the MCC Student Services Office, MCC Center, or view the Prior Learning Assessment Manual at: https://internal.cccs.edu/wp-content/uploads/documents/PLAManual.pdf or visit the Colorado Community College System Prior Learning Assessment page at: https://internal.cccs.edu/academic-affairs/career-college-readiness/prior-learning-assessment/.

 Fall 2018  08/28/18
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
   
 Added:  AGR 236 Precision Farming: Hardware Systems
 Fall 2018
 09/19/18
 Added: CNG 121 Computer Technician I: A+
 Spring 2019
 09/19/18
 Added:  CNG 122 Computer Technician II: A+
 Spring 2019
 09/19/18
 Added: COM 217 Group Communication  Fall 2018
 02/21/18
 Added: GIS 210 Intermediate GIS
 Spring 2019
 09/19/18
 Added: MAT 265 Differential Equations: MA1 Summer 2018
 02/21/18
     
 

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.

Students activate and update their MCC Alert notification numbers/emails on MyMCC.

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 237-233 Morgan Alert; and an e-mail will identify the sender’s e-mail address as MorganCC@alert.apparmor.com. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. JavaScript must be enabled to view it.

   
     
     
     
 PROGRAM CHANGES
   
 Closed Massage Therapy program
Fall 2018
 06/26/18
 Updated Banner codes for Industrial Electrical/Mechanical Maintenance program
 Fall 2018
 10/17/18
 Updated Banner codes and award titles for Auto Collision Repair program
Fall 2018
 10/17/18
 Miscellaneous    

Various formatting, spacing and typographical fixes. (No actual content changes)

Summer 2018
03/21/18
07/13/18
07/16/18

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