MOHAVE COUNTY – The enrollment window just opened for both Summer and Fall classes at Mohave Community College. Summer classes start June 1 and fall semester begins August 23. Students are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible before the classes they want and need fill up.
The college offers more than 80 degree and certificate options for students looking to start on their path to an associate and/or bachelor’s degree, and those who want to learn new skills for the workforce.
Summer classes are a good opportunity for students to cut down the time it takes to get a college degree. Many students find it is a good time to take prerequisite classes, such as those that are required before starting the college Allied Health programs.
“We also have students who use summer semester as a time to focus solely on just one or two classes that are more challenging to them, such as math,” said Dr. Lucinda Leugers, MCC Interim Dean of General and Transfer Education. “Students can study exclusively for those one or two classes with our instructors and tutors, get a good grade, and then in the fall semester they have more time to focus on other courses.”
Those wanting a bachelor’s degree can start at MCC this summer and fall, finish their associate degree and then transfer the credits to a university. The college offers many academic degree and transfer options, such as Business, Computer Information Systems, Education, English, Math, Sciences. More can be viewed online at Mohave.edu, or you can get assistance at a campus near you.
“Starting first at MCC is a great way to save thousands of dollars in college tuition, because you can transfer the credits to the state universities in Arizona, along with our out of state university partners,” said MCC Communications Director James Jarman.
Taking classes at MCC costs $81 per credit hour. By comparison a student would pay anywhere from $490 to $633 per credit hour at one of the state universities, according to university websites. MCC credits can be transferred to a university, saving around one thousand dollars in tuition on just one class alone.
“You get tremendous value and you learn from faculty who are among the best in the business,” said Jarman. “All of our full time faculty have Master’s degrees, about a third of them have doctoral degrees, and 100% of them are dedicated to going above and beyond to help their students.”
The college also helps prepare people for immediate entry into the workforce. Those choosing the Skilled Trades, also known as Career and Technical Education, can immediately sign up for Welding, and CDL truck driver training classes this summer. There are many openings this fall semester in courses such as Culinary, Electrical, HVAC repair, Auto Service and Collision Repair.
For those who want a career in the health and medical industry, the college has multiple options including Surgical Technology, Radiologic Technology, Emergency Medical Services, Dental, Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Substance Abuse Counseling, Paramedic and Firefighter training.
The college is also offering free classes for high school students who are finishing up their sophomore, junior, and senior years. The MCC Summer Bridge program provides an opportunity for high school students to earn college credits at no financial cost to their parents.
“It’s really a great way to introduce high school students, and many parents, to the college system,” said Jarman. “We know a lot of folks see the process of enrolling in college as daunting, but our student services teams are here to help walk you through everything and get you in the classes you want and need.”
For those looking to find a full list of classes offered at MCC this summer and fall just head to of the Course Schedules section of the website. Once there, move the drop down bar to either Summer or Fall semester.
Once a person fills out the free application to become an MCC student, the college student services team will be in contact to help guide them through the process, including financial assistance.
If the pandemic continues to improve, the college will further relax requirements in May, which will allow more people on campus. Students, employees and visitors are required to follow all CDC pandemic recommendations on campus, which includes wearing a face covering and social distancing.
More information is available on the college campuses, online at Mohave.edu, or by calling 866-MOHAVECC (866-664-2832). Those visiting the campuses must follow all CDC recommendations, including wearing a face covering and social distancing. Do not come to a campus if you feel ill.
A welding student participating in class. Welding is one of many MCC courses students can take both this summer and fall. Students are encouraged sign up soon before classes fill up.