ACCREDITATIONS

Mesa Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. Website: www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org Telephone: (312) 263-0456

The Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, NY, 10006, and approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing.

The Mortuary Science Program is accredited by the American Board of Funeral
Service Education, 38 Florida Avenue, Portland, ME, 04103, 207-878-6530, or online
at www.abfse.org.

The MCC Evelyn H. Warren Child Development Lab and the MCC Children’s Center are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

The Dental Hygiene Program is accredited with reporting requirements by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association at 211 E. Chicago Ave, Suite 1900, Chicago Il 60611-2678.

The Mesa Community College Veterinary Technology/Animal Health Program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities at 1931 N. Meacham Rd., Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360.

The Learning Enhancement Center has been certified by the College Reading and Learning Association International Tutor Program at College Reading and Learning Association, 2900 Finfeather Road, Bryan, TX 77801

HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Mesa Community College (MCC) is the largest of ten colleges that make up the Maricopa Community Colleges in the metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona area. The roots of the Maricopa Community Colleges originate with the opening of Phoenix Junior College in 1920 with an enrollment of 15 students. Phoenix Junior College was part of the Phoenix Union High School District. In 1960, the Arizona legislature passed laws that established county-wide junior college districts to be administered by the Arizona State Board of Directors for Junior Colleges and by governing boards elected by the public. Two years later, Arizona voters enthusiastically created the Maricopa County Junior College District to expand affordable college education throughout the 9,200 square mile district.

To achieve this mission, the Maricopa Governing Board created three extensions of Phoenix College – one in northeast Phoenix, one in northwest Phoenix, and one in Mesa in an old church building at the corner of Main Street and Extension Road. In 1963, students began attending classes in the cramped quarters of the leased church building. Two years later, the Maricopa Governing Board transformed the Mesa extension of Phoenix College into Mesa Community College.

The change from “junior” college to “community” college is significant because it recognizes the growing and changing nature of our community’s educational needs. The junior college model had focused on providing general education courses that students could transfer to universities and apply toward a baccalaureate degree. The broader community college model recognizes that citizens have a wide range of educational needs. While many do look to community colleges for general education courses, others seek career and technical training to improve their employment prospects or update skills they need in their current positions. Still, other students come to the community college to seek lifelong learning opportunities for their own edification.

In the fall of 1966, Mesa Community College opened our 160-acre campus at the corner of Southern and Dobson Roads with four permanent buildings. As enrollment increased, temporary buildings housed classrooms and faculty offices and were eventually replaced by permanent buildings. Construction continues as MCC works to meet the needs of our growing community.

Our second full-service campus is MCC at Red Mountain in northeast Mesa at Power and McKellips Roads. This campus began at a site that formerly housed an extension of Rio Salado College, another of the Maricopa colleges. Three new buildings opened in fall 2001 at the MCC at Red Mountain campus. Designed to fit into their beautiful desert surroundings near Red Mountain, these buildings reflect a commitment to environmental issues at the MCC at Red Mountain campus.

The Maricopa Community Colleges now serve more than 250,000 students annually. Approximately 40% of all residents of Maricopa County have attended one or more of the Maricopa colleges. As the largest of those colleges, MCC remains dedicated to providing education of the highest quality at the most affordable cost and in the most convenient locations to the members of our community.

CAMPUSES AND SITES

Our expansion has taken us to different locations, including:

  • Boswell Sun Health Partnership for Nursing Education
  • The Downtown Campus on Centennial Way
  • Red Mountain Campus
  • East Valley Institute of Technology
  • Williams Education Center
  • MCC Online

As a part of our continuing effort to provide accessible and convenient opportunities for learning, we also offer over 200 courses via distance learning. See MCC Online for more information.

For more information about Mesa Community College, call 480-461-7000 or visit
http://www.mesacc.edu/locations/

VISION, MISSION, AND VALUES

Vision

Mesa Community College will be a leader among community colleges, providing an innovative and intellectual learning-centered environment that is responsive, adaptable, and inclusive.

Mission

The mission of Mesa Community College is to promote excellence in teaching and learning, preparing individuals for active citizenship in a diverse global society. The college is a community resource for transfer education, career preparation, developmental education, economic development, and continuous learning. Our ultimate purpose is to improve the quality of life in the community we serve.

Values

Our values are the principles, standards, and ideals that form the foundation for our actions. They are the things to which we, as a community of educators, ascribe worth the things we treasure. Our values reveal what we strive for and give us our identity as a college.

Learning

Mesa Community College values learning and scholarship for our students, our employees, and the community. We value personal growth and provide access to diverse learning experiences in a supportive environment. We seek to continuously learn as an organization and to be responsive to our changing environment.

Excellence

Mesa Community College strives for excellence in all we do. We are committed to upholding high academic standards, to providing a quality educational environment, and to maintaining quality in all aspects of our work. We continuously seek avenues for improvement.

Inclusiveness

Mesa Community College values inclusiveness of people and ideas. We respect the dignity of each individual, expressed through fairness and just treatment for all. We value individual diversity and recognize the unique contributions of all individuals. We promote open communication and the free exchange of thoughts and ideas.

Community

Mesa Community College values a sense of community – both the community we serve and the community we create within. As students, faculty, and staff, we have a civic responsibility to our community that is expressed through community involvement and volunteerism. We actively pursue collaborative partnerships with the community. We value our college community and encourage the engagement of all through participation, collaboration, and communication.

INTERDISCIPLINARY SCHOOLS, ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS AND PROGRAMS

Under the leadership of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Deans of Instruction, MCC’s academic departments offer a wide variety of courses and programs designed both for transfer to universities and for career and technical preparation. The numerous academic departments and their disciplines are now organized within “interdisciplinary schools.” An interdisciplinary school is a grouping of educational disciplines that share complementary and common concerns by subject matter or disciplines.

Faculty members within schools benefit from frequent access and interaction on curricular, pedagogical and learning connections. This interdisciplinary network also maximizes faculty’s use of resources, capital, and facilities. This organizational structure also provides programmatic connections for students and their educational and career pathways. The following is a listing of MCC’s Academic Services and Interdisciplinary Schools with associated departments.

More specific academic departments and programs within schools can be found
at www.mesacc.edu/academics/departments.html

Academic Services

Center for Teaching and Learning
Community Education
Curriculum and Scheduling
International Education
Learning Enhancement
Library
Service Learning

Applied Sciences

Agribusiness
Culinary Science
Dental Hygiene
Mortuary Science
Nutrition
Veterinary Technology

Business Systems

Business
Business and Industry Institute
Network Academy

Design

Architecture and Construction
Drafting
Fashion Merchandising and Design
Interior Design
Media Arts and Graphic Design

Education

Childhood and Family Studies
Early Childhood Education
Education Transfer
E.F. Warren Child Development Lab

Emergency Services

Administration of Justice
Fire Science and Paramedicine

English, Communication Studies, and Humanities

English, Humanities, Journalism, and Telecommunication
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Reading
Speech Communication
World Languages

Human and Health Sciences

Counseling
Exercise Science, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
Nursing

Industrial Programs and Transportation

Automotive
Drafting
Electronics
Manufacturing
Welding

Performing and Visual Arts

Art and Photography
Dance
Music
Theatre and Film Studies

Sciences and Mathematics

Life Science
Mathematics and Computer Science
Physical Science

Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Sciences

Cultural Science
Psychology
Social Science

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Vice President of Administrative Services oversees the departments and services that contribute to the daily operation of the college and its facilities. These departments include:

  • Cashiers Office
  • College Safety
  • Fiscal Office
  • Health and Safety Program
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Maintenance and Operations
  • Media Services

To contact the office of the Vice President of Administrative Services, call 480-461-7410.

STUDENT AFFAIRS

The office of the Vice President of Student Affairs oversees all areas of student support services such as: (See www.mesacc.edu/students/ for more current and specific information)

  • Academic Advisement
  • Admissions
  • American Indian Center
  • Athletics
  • Career and Re-Entry Services
  • Children’s Center
  • Disability Resources and Services
  • Discrimination Complaints
  • Enrollment Services at Red Mountain
  • ESL Support Services
  • Facility/Room Reservations
  • Financial Aid Services
  • Multicultural Services
  • Records and Registration
  • Recruitment
  • Sexual Harassment Complaints
  • Student Accident/Insurance Claims
  • Student Life and Leadership
  • Testing Center
  • Transfer Services
  • Vehicle Reservations
  • Veterans Services

To contact the office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, call 480-461-7443.

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY

It is the policy of the Maricopa District (consisting of Chandler-Gilbert Community College, the District Office, Estrella Mountain Community College, GateWay Community College, Glendale Community College, Maricopa Skill Center, Mesa Community College, Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix College, Rio Salado Community College, Scottsdale Community College, and South Mountain Community College) to:

  1. Recruit, hire, and promote in all job groups, and to ensure that all Human Resources (HR) employment selection and decision practices do not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination, against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disabled, or veteran status.
  2. All HR employment selection and decision practices pertaining to advertising, benefits, compensation, discipline (including probation, suspension, and/or involuntary termination for cause or layoff), employee facilities, performance evaluation, recruitment, social/recreational programs, and training will continue to be administered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disabled, or veteran status.
  3. Hold each level of management responsible for ensuring that all employment policies, procedures, and activities are in full compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local EEO statutes, rules, and regulations.   http://www.maricopa.edu/publicstewardship/governance/adminregs/adminregs_toc.php

PÓLIZA DE NO DESCRIMINACIÓN

Es la póliza de los Colegios Comunitarios del Condado de Maricopa (The Maricopa Community Colleges) que consisten del Centro de Apoyo del Distrito, los colegios comunitarios de Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado, Scottsdale, South Mountain y el Centro de Capacitación de Maricopa, proveer igualdad en las oportunidades de empleo mediante un programa continuo positivo. Esto significa que Maricopa no descriminará o tolerará descriminación en contra de ningún aplicante o empleado debido a su raza, color, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, nacionalidad, edad, incapacitación o por ser veterano incapacitado. Asi mismo, es la póliza de los Colegios Comunitarios proveer para cada aplicante y empleado un ambiente libre de acoso sexual como también de acoso intimidación referente a raza, color, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, nacionalidad, edad o estado de veterano de cualquier individuo.
Esta póliza de no descriminación cubre todos los aspectos de contratación del empleado, ingreso, acceso a, y tratamiento de alumnos en los Colegios Comunitarios de Maricopa los cuáles incluyen también programas de educación vocacional. Esta póliza también prohibe descriminación en base de orientación sexual en la admisión y tratamiento de estudiantes, en sus programas y actividades y en la contratación, tratamiento, promoción/ascensos, evaluación y despido de empleados.

 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT (EEOC)

It is the policy of Maricopa to promote equal employment opportunities through a positive continuing program. This means that Maricopa will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination, against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disabled, or veteran status. Additionally, it is the policy of Maricopa to provide an environment for each Maricopa job applicant and employee that is free from sexual harassment, as well as harassment and intimidation on account of an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disabled, or veteran status. http://www.maricopa.edu/publicstewardship/governance/adminregs/adminregs_toc.php

DECLARACIÓN DE IGUALDAD DE OPORTUNIDAD

Es la póliza de los Colegios Comunitarios del Condado de Maricopa proveer igualdad en las oportunidades de empleo mediante un programa continuo positivo. Esto significa que Maricopa no descriminará o tolerará descriminación en contra de ningún aplicante o empleado debido a su raza, color, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, nacionalidad, edad, incapacidad o por ser veterano incapacitado. Agregando, es la póliza de los Colegios Comunitarios proveer para cada aplicante y empleado un ambiente libre de acoso sexual como también de acoso e intimidación referente a la raza, color, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, nacionalidad, edad y condición de veterano de cualquier individuo.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT

Affirmative Action Policy Statement for Individuals with Disabilities

In conformance with the provisions of Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the implementing regulations, 41 CFR 60-741.5 (a), as amended, Maricopa County Community College District will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination, against any applicant or employee because of physical or mental disability in regard to any position for which the known applicant or employee is qualified. Maricopa agrees to take affirmative action to employ, advance in employment, and otherwise treat known qualified individuals with disabilities without regard to their physical or mental disability in all human resources selection and decision practices, such as the following: advertising, benefits, compensation, discipline (including probation, suspension, and/or termination for cause or layoff), employee facilities, performance evaluation, recruitment, social/recreational programs, and training. Maricopa will also continue to administer these practices without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disabled, or veteran status. Additionally, all applicants and employees are protected from coercion, intimidation, interference, or discrimination for filing a complaint or assisting in an investigation under the Act.

Affirmative Action Policy Statement for Other Eligible Veterans, Special Disabled Veterans, and Vietnam Era Veterans

In conformance with the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998, and the implementing regulations, 41 CFR 60-250 (k), Maricopa County Community College District will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination, against any applicant or employee because he or she is a special disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in regard to any position for which the known applicant or employee is qualified. Maricopa agrees to take affirmative action to employ, advance in employment, and otherwise treat known qualified special disabled veterans and Vietnam era veterans without discrimination based upon their disabled or veteran status in all human resources selection and decision practices, such as the following: advertising, benefits, compensation, discipline (including probation, suspension, and/or termination for cause or layoff), employee facilities, performance evaluation, recruitment, social/recreational programs, and training. Maricopa will continue to administer these practices without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disabled, or veteran status. Additionally, Maricopa agrees to post all suitable job openings at the local office of the State employment service where the job opening occurs. This includes fulltime, temporary greater than 3 days’ duration, and part-time employment. Finally, all applicants and employees are protected from coercion, intimidation, interference, or discrimination for filing a complaint or assisting in an investigation under the Act.

DECLARACIÓN DE ACCIÓN AFIRMATIVA

Póliza y Declaración de Acción Afirmativa para Individuos con Incapacidades

De acuerdo a lo que provee la Sección 503 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, como enmienda, y las leyes de implementación, 41 CFR 60-741.5 (a), declara que el Distrito de Colegios Comunitarios de Maricopa no descriminarán o tolerarán descriminación en contra ningún aplicante o empleado debido a su desabilidad/incapacitación física o mental referente a cualquier posición para la cuál el aplicante o empleado ha calificado. Maricopa promete tomar acción afirmativa para emplear, dar ascenso en empleo y tratar a dichos individuos con incapacidades sin hacer incapie en sus incapacidades físicas o mentales en la selección de recursos humanos y prácticas decisivas como son las siguientes: anuncios, beneficios, compensación, disciplina (incluyendo período de prueba, suspensión, y/o terminación de empleo por causa de paro forzoso), facilidades para empleados, evaluación de trabajo, recrutamiento, programas sociales/recreacionales y entrenamiento. Maricopa continuará llevando a cabo éstas prácticas de no descriminar por razones de raza, color, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, nacionalidad, edad, incapacidad o estado de veterano. Asi mismo, todo los aplicantes y empleados estan protegidos en contra de coacción, intimidación, interferencia o descriminación por quejas o por ayudar en una investigación cubierta bajo éste Acto.

Declaración de Póliza de Acción Afirmativa para Otros  Veteranos Elegibles, Veteranos con Incapacitación Especial  y Veteranos de la Era Vietnamita

Conforme a la ley de Reajuste y Asistencia para los Veteranos de la Era Vietnamita  de 1974, acta de Oportunidades de Empleo para Veteranos de 1998 y reglamentos de  implementación, 41 CFR 60-250(k), el Distrito de Colegios Comunitarios del Condado  de Maricopa no descriminará ni tolerará descriminación en contra de ningún aplicante  o empleado veterano o veterano de la Era Vietnamita con desabilidad/incapacitación  especial referente a cualquier posición la cual dicho aplicante o empleado califique.  Maricopa promete aplicar acción afirmativa para emplear, ascender en empleo y  tratar a dichos veteranos incapacitados y de la Era Vietnamita que califiquen sin  descriminar base a su desabilidad/incapacitación o condición de veterano en todas  las áreas de recursos humanos y decisiones como son las siguientes: anuncios,  beneficios, compensación, disciplina (incluyendo período de prueba, suspensión,  y/o despido por causa o paro forzoso), facilidades para empleados, evaluación de  trabajo, recrutamiento, programas sociales/recreacionales y entrenamiento. Maricopa  continuará llevando a cabo estas prácticas sin descriminar por razones de raza, color,  religión, sexo, orientación sexual, nacionalidad, edad, incapacidad o condición de  veterano. Maricopa promete anunciar todas las oportunidades de empleo disponibles  en la oficina local del servicio de empleo del Estado donde el empleo esté disponible.  Esto incluye empleo de tiempo completo, temporal de más de tres días de duración y  empleo de tiempo medio. Finalmente, todos los aplicantes y empleados están protegidos  en contra de coacción, intimidación, interferencia o descriminación por quejas o por  ayudar en una investigación cubierta sobre este Acto.

NOTICE OF AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)

Notice of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/ Section 504 of  the Rehabilitation Act/Title IX Coordinator  The District Office and each Maricopa location must post the address and telephone  number for the individual responsible for coordinating services and/or activities  relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. Chapter 126), Section 504 of  the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. §794(d)), and Title IX of the Education Amendments  of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §1681), using the format below:

  • ADA/504/Title IX Coordinator
  • Address
  • Phone #
  • Email address

Additionally, each college/center must publish the above information in student  handbooks and catalogs.

Under the ADA and Section 504, Maricopa recognizes the obligation to provide overall  program accessibility throughout its locations for disabled individuals. The designated  ADA/504/Title IX Coordinator at each college/center will provide information as to  the existence and location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible to and  usable by individuals with disabilities. Likewise, under Title IX, there is an obligation  to provide services and program accessibility in a gender-neutral manner.

In accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations, Maricopa will  maintain and update its Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs) on an annual basis. Copies of  the AAP will be distributed to the Governing Board and CEC members by December  31st of each year. They include the AAP for Minorities and Females, the AAP for  Individuals with Disabilities, and the AAP for Other Eligible Veterans, Special  Disabled Veterans, and Vietnam Era Veterans. MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUNITY  COLLEGE DISTRICT (Maricopa) Policy Statements Declaration

NOTIFICACIÓN DEL ACTA DE AMERICANOS CON IMPEDIMENTOS(ADA)

Sección 504 del Acta de Rehabilitación/Coordinador del Título IX

ADA/504/Title IX Coordinador: Director de Servicios de Apoyo para la Instruccion  y Desarrollo Estudiantil, ADA/504/Coordinador del Título IX, Mesa Community  College, 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ, 480-461-7449.

De acuerdo a ADA y a la sección 504, el distrito y sus colegios reconocen la obligación  de proveer acceso a programas en todas sus localidades a personas incapacitadas.  El coordinador designado de ADA/504/Título IX proveerá información tocante a la  existencia y localidad de servicios, actividades y facilidades que son accesibles y de  utilidad a personas incapacitadas. Solicitudes para acomodación deben ser dirigidas al  coordinador. Del mismo modo, bajo el Título IX, hay obligación de proveer acceso a  servicios y programas de una manera imparcial segun el género.
Estudiantes incapacitados pueden solicitar información de catálogo en una forma  diferente por medio del Coordinador deignado por ADA/504 en cada colegio.