An MCC Education: Preparation For Careers Or Further Education
MCC Prepares Students For Life-long Learning And Careers
Whether you are taking a class or two or enrolling in a certificate or degree program, our faculty are here to help you learn and succeed, and our courses are designed to prepare you for whatever path you’re on. MCC promotes and fosters the cultural and intellectual vibrancy of our region.
As an accessible, student-centered comprehensive community college, MCC seeks to provide an education that is coherent and substantive for all students. Within each degree and program of study are requirements that embody our view of an educated person and seek to prepare that student for success in the world. These outcomes also include the development of a system for the evaluation of student learning.
Core Learning Outcomes
The Core Learning Outcomes capture the MCC view of an educated person. Students will have demonstrated competency in the following areas:
- Problem Solving, Inquiry and Analysis
A comprehensive, systematic process of exploring issues/objects/ideas/artifacts through the collection and analysis of evidence prior to and resulting from informed conclusions. The ability to gather and process pertinent information in order to develop potential solutions, while comparing and contrasting alternatives to achieve a viable outcome.
The ability to express thoughts and ideas in a professional, clear coherent manner. Oral Communication is a prepared, purposeful presentation designed to increase knowledge to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners’ attitudes, values, beliefs or behaviors. Written communication is the development and expression of ideas in writing while learning to work in many genres and styles. Written communication abilities develop through iterative experiences across the curriculum.
- Information Literacy
The ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.
- Cultural and Social Understanding
A set of cognitive and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts. Students should become informed, open-minded and responsible people who are attentive to diversity across the spectrum of difference. Students need to seek to understand how their actions affect others.
- Technical Skills
The technical skill standards or those abilities and knowledge necessary for competent performance in carrying out responsibilities associated with college and career success.
- Initiative and Engagement
An understanding and disposition that a student must self-engage and own their learning process. Built across curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities, students’ behaviors and choices reflect their ability to create simple connections among ideas and experiences, ultimately synthesizing and transferring learning to new complex situations within and beyond the campus.
MCC Prepares Students For Further Education
MCC has an overall transfer out rate of 33%. On MCC’s College Navigator report you can find rates of retention and graduation and other measures of student success.
MCC Prepares Students For Employment
MCC promotes and fosters the economic vibrancy of our region and values not only student, but also community success. We work closely with area employers to ensure our educational programs will prepare students for jobs. More than 150 employers attend job fairs at MCC or other events on campus each year.
For more information about employment opportunities, visit the program pages you are interested in.
MCC Prepares Students To Take Licensure Examinations In Their Fields
Our students enjoy high pass rates, for example:
National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)
Pass rate: 2013 (98%), 2014 (98%), 2015 (92%), 2016 (92%), 2017 (98%), 2018 (98%)
American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 AWS Test
Pass rate: 2017 (100%), 2018 (100%), 2019 (100%), 2020 (100%)
For more information about licensure, contact the program you are interested in.
For more statistics and information about MCC, see our Fast Facts page.