2017-2018 Catalog of Courses
Sexual Harassment/ Assault Policy
Notice of Nondiscrimination The District is committed to equal opportunity in educational programs, employment, and all access to institutional programs and activities. The District, and each individual who represents the District, shall provide access to its services, classes, and programs without regard to national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or military and veteran status, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. No District funds shall ever be used for membership, or for any participation involving financial payment or contribution on behalf of the District or any individual employed by or associated with it, to any private organization whose membership practices are discriminatory on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or military and veteran status, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or because of his/her association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Persons who seek information and/or resolution of alleged violations of discrimination based on protected status are directed to contact Susan Kitagawa, Associate Dean of Human Resources, who serves as the Title IX and EEO Officer, at (831) 646-4014. This office is located in the Administration Building. Open Enrollment Policy It is the policy of this District that, unless specifically exempt by statute, every course, course section, or class, of which the attendance is reported for state aid, wherever offered and maintained by the District, is fully open to enrollment and participation by any person who has been admitted to the College, and who meets such prerequisites as may be established pursuant to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. It is further the policy of the District in accordance with Title 5 that, where health, safety, legal requirements, or the facility is a limiting factor in the conduct of a course/program, fair and equitable admission requirements and procedures will be established to meet such limitation. Pre-Collegiate Unit Limitation Students are limited to enrolling in thirty units in pre-collegiate (300-level) courses. Students shall be notified when they have completed thirty units of pre-collegiate courses. A student who has reached this limit may petition the Academic Council for permission to exceed this limit providing that he/she has demonstrated satisfactory progress and the need to complete a stated number of pre-collegiate units to continue progress toward the completion of an educational plan. (MPC Board Policy Appendix 4130)
The Monterey Peninsula College District is committed to all provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other human rights and equal opportunity laws. It is the policy of the Monterey Peninsula College District to provide an educational, employment and business environment free of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct or communications constituting sexual harassment or assault, as defined and otherwise prohibited by state and federal statutes. If you believe that you are the victim of sexual harassment or assault, promptly report the behavior to a supervisor, manager, administrator, or the Associate Dean of Human Resources (the “Responsible Officer” for sexual harassment or assault complaints). If you make your report to anyone other than the Responsible Officer, that person will immediately notify the Responsible Officer of your complaint. Copies of the District’s Procedures for Complaints of Unlawful Discrimination, including sexual harassment, are available in the office of Human Resources and online at www.mpc.edu/aboutmpc/campus-resources/human-resources For additional information, visit our Title IX webpage by typing “Title IX” in the college’s search engine. To report any alleged violations, contact Susan Kitagawa, Associate Dean of Human Resources, at (831) 646-4014 or the Human Resources Office in the Administration Building. Smoking Policy In the interest of protecting the health of students, employees, and visitors to the campus, smoking is prohibited except in parking lots and not within 20 feet of main entrances, exits, and operable windows of any MPC facility. Additionally, the use of tobacco and other plant products – to include smoking/vaping and/or chewing any form of tobacco – is not permitted except in parking lots. Smoking is not permitted in Lower Parking Lot A during the hours of the Farmers’ Market, International Center Staff Parking Lot, Parking Lot J, or the Business/Math/Computer Science driveway. Smoking is not allowed in campus owned-vehicles. (MPC Board Policy 2240) Students, staff, and visitors who violate the smoking policy are subject to disciplinary procedures as detailed in the appropriate sections of the Board Policy. Students with Disabilities The College will make reasonable accommodations and/or academic adjustments to ensure that students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in the College’s courses, programs, and activities. Students with disabilities who are requesting academic accommodations, academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, services and/ or educational assistance classes should contact the Access Resource Center at (831) 646-4070. Participation by students with disabilities in the Access Resource Center is voluntary. Any student choosing not to participate in the Program may elect to take an alternative path to request accommodations through the A.D.A./504 Coordinator designee, Vice President of Student Services. Please call (831) 646-4155 for more information.
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