MPC_Catalog_16-17_final


Academic Calendar 2016-2017
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President’s Welcome
3

Accreditation/Governing Board
4

Table of Contents
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General Information
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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

Student Success and Support Program Exemption Policy
13

Student Success and Support Program Complaints
13

Admissions
14

Eligibility
14

Registration Priorities
14

Student Classifications
14

Admission Process: New, Returning, New Transfer, and Concurrent Enrollment Students
14

Admission Process: International Students
15

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
16

Expenses
17

Refunds - Fees
18

Refund Request Process
18

Canceled Classes
18

Exception to the Refund of Fees Policy
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
25

Academic Standards
25

Academic/Progress Probation
25

Academic/Progress Dismissal and Readmission
26

Academic Renewal
26

Attendance
26

Final Examinations
26

Plagiarism and Cheating
27

Scholastic Honors
27

Student Records
27

Información en Español
29

Student Information
41

College Services
42

Admissions and Records Office
42

CalWORKs
42

CARE
42

Career Services
42

College Bookstore
43

Counseling
43

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)
44

Food Services
44

Housing Referral Service
44

Information Center
44

International Student Programs
44

Job Center
45

Learning Assistance Centers
45

Library and Technology Center
46

Public Safety Training Center
46

Student Health Services
46

Student Support Services (TRIO/SSS)
47

Transfer Services
47

Veteran’s Assistance
47

Student Activities
47

Associated Student Government
47

Intercollegiate Athletics
47

Student Body Cards
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Student Representation Fee
48

Student Organizations and Clubs
48

Student Trustee
48

Student Rights and Responsibilities
48

College Safety and You
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Crime Reporting Procedures - 20 U.S.C. 1092 A
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Campus Security Department - 20 U.S.C. 1092 C
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Crime Prevention - 20 U.S.C. 1092 D/E
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Off-Campus Crime - 20 U.S.C. 1092 G
53

Substance Abuse - 20 U.S.C. 1092 L
53

Campus Crime Statistics
54

Viewing Megan’s Law
54

Safety and Campus Regulations
54

Access to Campus Facilities
54

Animals on Campus
54

Bicycles, Skateboards and Rollerblades
54

Collection and Raising of Funds
54

College Property
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Contacting Students
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Copyright Responsibility
55

Parking and Traffic
55

Use of District Property
55

Programs of Study
57

Instructional Programs
58

Degree and Certificate Information
58

Associate Degree
58

Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T)
59

Certificate of Achievement
59

Certificate of Training
59

Certificate of Completion
59

Graduation Requirements
60

Transfer Information
139

Transfer Process
140

Admission to California Public University System
140

California State University (CSU)
140

University of California (UC)
141

CSU/UC Course Agreements Online at Assist
142

Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)
142

General Education Requirements
142

CSU General Education Pattern
142

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
143

Transfer to Local Private Universities
143

Brandman University (Monterey Campus) General Education Requirements
143

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey General Education Requirements
143

Monterey College of Law General Education Requirements
144

Transfer to Independent or Out-ofState Colleges and Universities
144

Cross-Enrollment
144

Courses
145

Course Descriptions and Numbering
146

Course Grading
146

Course Numbers
146

Course Requisites
146

Course Listings
147

Contacts
307

Faculty and Administration
308

Emeritus Faculty
312

Administrative Team, Directors, Coordinators, and Chairs
314

Directory of Student Services
315

Index
317

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