2017-2018 Catalog of Courses
Completion and Transfer Rates In compliance with Student Right-to-Know, Monterey Peninsula College makes the following information available regarding the completion and transfer rates of certificate or degree-seeking, first-time, full-time students entering the College, beginning Fall 2012 to Spring 2015 and annually thereafter. The rates do not represent the success rates of the entire student population at the College, nor do they account for student outcomes occurring after this three-year tracking period. •Based on the cohort of first-time, full-time freshmen with a declared program of study, 27.35% attained a certificate or degree or became “transfer-prepared” during a three-year period from Fall 2012 to Spring 2015. Students who are transfer-prepared have completed 60 transferable units with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. •Based on the cohort of first-time, full-time freshmen with a declared program of study, 15.37% transferred to another public institution in California (UC, CSU, or other California Community College) prior to attaining a degree or certificate during a fivesemester period from Spring 2013 to Spring 2015. Drug-Free Campus It is the policy of the Monterey Peninsula College District to maintain a workplace free of the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of controlled substances listed in Sections I through V of Section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 United States Code Section 812), and revised schedules as published in the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1308 of Title 21, Food and Drugs (alcoholic beverages, etc.). For additional information regarding this policy contact Laurence Walker, Dean of Student Services, at (831) 645-1372.
In 1971, the College recognized the need to meet the educational needs of the communities residing in the north side of its service area, comprised primarily of Marina and Seaside. During this time, Fort Ord was in full operation; therefore, the residents in these two communities consisted mostly of service men and women and their families. From 1971 to 1993, the College operated an education center at Fort Ord in cooperation with the U.S. Army, mainly for the benefit of armed forces personnel and their families. After the closing of the base, the Fort Ord Re-Use Authority (FORA) was formed to administer and oversee the distribution of the former Fort Ord property to various state, county and local agencies, including Monterey Peninsula College. Several properties were slated for conveyance to Monterey Peninsula College including a parcel on 12th Street in Marina and another on Colonel Durham Street in Seaside. These properties have been conveyed to the college; they include 1) the Education Center at Marina, and 2) the Public Safety Training Center in Seaside, which includes a Fire and Police Academy. However, the conveyance of other properties, including Parker Flats and the MOUT (Military Operations on Urban Terrain) has been delayed due to munitions cleanup requirements. In 1982-83, Monterey Peninsula College was selected as the site for the Maurine Church Coburn School of Nursing, established with a grant from the Maurine Church Coburn Charitable Trust. The school is operated, in part, with support from the Community Hospital Foundation. During August 1988, the engineering building was remodeled with funds from the Community Hospital Foundation to house the School of Nursing. In 1999, further remodeling of this building was completed, and the second floor of the International Center was remodeled to meet office and classroom space needs. Monterey Peninsula College has enjoyed tremendous support from its residents. In November 2002, local voters approved a $145 million bond for facilities, infrastructure, and equipment at Monterey Peninsula College. Funds from the bond are being used to support the programmatic needs described in the College’s Educational/Facilities Master Plan, which includes the development of the Education Center at Marina located in the former Fort Ord. In addition, in 2003, construction of the new Library and Technology Center at the entrance to the campus was completed, and a new Plant Services building was erected near the Automotive Technology program site. Monterey Peninsula College is part of California’s public community college system of 113 campuses in 72 districts across the state. It is a comprehensive community college that responds to the educational, cultural, and recreational needs of the community, insofar as its resources permit. The College serves the communities of Big Sur, Carmel, Carmel Valley, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Presidio of Monterey Annex, Sand City, and Seaside. Monterey Peninsula College classes are held on the Monterey campus, at the Education Center at Marina, at the Public Safety Training Center in Seaside, and at off-campus locations.
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