Mohave Community College
About Mohave Community College
The main campus of Mohave Community College is in the city of Kingman, Arizona, in Mohave County. Kingman is situated in the Hualapai Valley between the Cerbat and Hualapai mountain ranges. The Kingman and the Colorado River areas offer recreational and historical attractions. Fishing and boating and other forms of water-oriented recreation play a central role in the county's recreation. Kingman is best known for Route 66, offering the longest remaining preserved stretch of the route left in the United States. It is also considered a gateway to the gambling destinations of Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada. Annual events include vintage automobile shows, bluegrass festivals, art and flute festivals, and the county fair. Area attractions include the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, the London Bridge, and Bryce Canyon National Park.
MCC is a comprehensive, two-year, rural community college. It is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The student-to-teacher ratio averages 15-to-1, allowing for hands-on learning and personal attention from instructors. MCC offers a wide range of degrees and certificates, most of which can be completed in two years or less. In addition to these degree and certificate programs, MCC also provides a Leisure Studies division offering non-credit courses with no tests and no grades, to be taken just for fun.
Students interested in the field of architecture can earn a one-year certificate in drafting technology, and then an additional one-year certificate in computer-aided drafting. The two certificates combined prepare students for entry-level employment with advanced three-dimensional AutoCAD drafting skills. The drafting technology certificate includes courses in drafting requirements, industrial basic skills training, drafting basics, computer-aided drafting, and applied mathematics with CAD. Students then choose additional elective courses from a list including construction technologies, estimating for residential and commercial building, and the basics of word processing. The computer-aided drafting certificate requires study of advanced computer-aided drafting, advanced three-dimensional AutoCAD, a rendering course in AutoCAD peripherals, a special project course, and either introduction to business or a business management course. Students must also choose an additional elective course in either computer information systems or business.
Another one-year certificate is available in the field of photography. A solid base of photography, art and other related courses provides a foundation of this certificate. Courses include a history of photography, basic color photography, intermediate photography, and a portfolio development course. Additional courses in design and PhotoShop are also required prior to completion of the program.
Students with a general interest in art who wish to continue studies at a four-year university can complete an Associate of Arts degree with an art emphasis in two years at MCC. The program provides experience in a variety of art media. Included in the program are courses to develop the student¡¦s design capabilities and basic skills in drawing, painting, ceramics and sculpture. This emphasis will provide course work found in the first two years of most baccalaureate programs. Students must complete the school's general education requirements, and then select major art courses from a list including two levels of design, drawing, painting, watercolor, ceramics, sculpture, figure drawing, and world art surveys. Students will complete the required credits for the degree by choosing additional elective courses from any field.
Institutional and external scholarships are available. Amounts, deadlines and eligibility requirements vary from scholarship to scholarship. Students are encouraged to contact the school's financial aid office for more information. A number of scholarships have been established for students by generous private donors in the community. The MCC Foundation assists MCC in growing as an institution, raising community awareness of the college and securing private contributions, bequests and donations for the improvement of the college and its students. A few of the scholarships available through the foundation include the Arnold Scholars program, the Don Hunt Memorial Scholarship, the ING Americas Scholarship for Women, and the Kingman High Twelve Club Book Scholarship.
MCC offers several student clubs and organizations intended to encourage student involvement in campus activities. Art students may be interested in joining the Kingman Artisan Club, the Lake Havasu City Art Club, or the Pottery Club. Those wishing to build leadership skills can join student government or work to be eligible to join the Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society. Web and digital design students may find friends of similar interests by joining MC4, the college's computer club. The club provides service projects to the surrounding communities such as computer security demonstrations, food and toy drives, and recycling opportunities for old computer hardware.