MPC Catalog 17-18 - Full Catalog_8-8-17

2017-2018 Catalog of Courses

Table of Contents Academic Calendar 2017-2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 President’s Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Accreditation/Governing Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Mission and Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Completion and Transfer Rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Drug-Free Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Notice of Nondiscrimination . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Open enrollment Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Pre-Collegiate Unit Limitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Sexual Harassment/Assault Policy . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Smoking Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Students with Disabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Admission Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Student Success and Support Program . . . . . . . . . . 12 College Responsibilities Include: . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Student Responsibilities Include: . . . . . . . . . . . 12 STEP Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Exemption Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Complaints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Admissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Eligibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Registration Priorities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Student Classifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Admission Process: New, Returning, New Transfer, and Dual Enrollment Students . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Admission Process: International Students . . . . . . . . 14 Programs with Special Admission Requirements . . . . . . 15 Residency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Class Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Registration Changes: Adding and Dropping Classes . . . . . . 16 Prerequisite Verification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Prerequisites and Corequisites Challenges . . . . . . . . . 16 Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Refunds – Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Refund Request Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Refunds – Textbooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 What is Financial Aid? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Types of Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Basic Eligibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 How to Apply for Federal Student Aid . . . . . . . . . . .19 What is the deadline to apply for financial aid? . . . . . . . .19 Satisfactory Academic Progress . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Academic Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Academic Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Auditing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Course Repetition and Withdrawal Changes . . . . . . . . .22 Course Repetition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Grading Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Grade Point Average (GPA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Graduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Exceptions to Regulations and Requirements . . . . . . . . 24 Other Credit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Student Load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Academic Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Academic/Progress Probation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Academic/Progress Dismissal and Readmission . . . . . . . 31 Academic Renewal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Attendance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Final Examinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Plagiarism and Cheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Scholastic Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Student Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Información en Español . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Student Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 College Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Access Resource Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Admissions and Records Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 CalWORKs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 CARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Career Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 College Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Counseling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Early Childhood Laboratory School . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Education Center at Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) . . . . . . .48 Food Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Housing Referral Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Information Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 International Student Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Job Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Learning Assistance Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Library and Technology Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Public Safety Training Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Student Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Student Support Services (TRIO/SSS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Transfer Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Veteran’s Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Monterey Peninsula College will make available, upon request, alternate formats (large print, Braille, audio tape, or E-text) of its written publications, such as the College catalog, announcements, meeting minutes, and job announcements. Requests for alternative media should be made to the Access Resource Center (831-646-4070) via Relay Service. This publication is intended to serve students as a guide to program planning, institutional services, and regulations for attendance at Monterey Peninsula College. The College reserves the right to change the regulations, fees and other information contained in the catalog without prior notice.

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