Note: The PDF version of the College Handbook, available online, is the most up-to-date version and reflects changes that may have been made throughout the academic year. The hard copies are printed once yearly and may differ in some areas when compared to the online copy.
Changes that are made throughout the year are shown below in red.
College Success Skills
The College Success Skills course (SDV 100) is designed to improve students’ success by acquainting new students with college policies, procedures and curricular offerings. Students are introduced to college resources and services that will assist them in making appropriate adjustments to their new academic environment. The College Success Skills course (SDV 100) is required of all students enrolled in a degree/certificate program. Students who have completed an orientation course at another college may be granted transfer credit for SDV 100. SDV 101 may be substituted for SDV 100. If a student has completed 30 college credits with at least a GPA of 2.0, he or she may substitute SDV 107, Career Education, for SDV 100. Exceptions to this policy must be approved in writing by the student’s Division Dean.
Crime Awareness and Campus Security Policy
1. Inclusion of the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Policy and Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy in the general Student Success Skills courses for new students (SDV 100). This includes a discussion in the small group orientation activity of security and safety precautions;
Wellness and Preventive Strategies:
The College Success Skills course (SDV 100) is required within the first fifteen credits of a student’s program and assists students in transition to college. Not only does the course provide an overview of MECC’s policies, procedures, and curricular offerings, but also encourages contacts with other students and provides information on the college services. The course addresses stress management, goal setting, and college survival skills.