September 02, 2014
MCC offers ‘12-Week Challenge’
Mohave Community College is offering 75 different classes as part of “The 12-Week Challenge” this fall semester. The accelerated classes begin on Monday, Sept. 22.
“MCC’s full, 16-week semester began on Aug. 25, but the college offers a variety of those same classes in an accelerated format,” said Jill Loveless, MCC’s dean of instruction. “The college is putting out the challenge to anyone who wants to see if they can hang with the faster pace and finish a college class in less time than the traditional format.”
High school students, business professionals, or first-time college students are encouraged to learn more about the accelerated options during MCC’s monthly “First Thursday” event from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4 on each of MCC’s campuses.
The college eased the enrollment and affordability for new, first-time MCC students to allow members of the community to experience college and realize that they can succeed in a certificate or degree program. First-time MCC students have the opportunity to take one of several pre-selected classes, in the 12-week format, for half of the cost of tuition, and without having to take the entrance placement exam that is typically required upon enrollment.
The accelerated course offerings, with a reduced tuition for first-time MCC students, include: Using QuickBooks, Intro to Business & Entrepreneurship, Human Behavior in the Workplace, Intro to Computer Information Systems, Microsoft Office Suite, Elementary Spanish and Mastering Skills for College Success. First-time students pay a base tuition of $120 for the majority of the classes, with the exception of Using QuickBooks, which has a reduced tuition of $80 and Elementary Spanish, which has a reduced tuition of $160. The tuition does not include fees.
Other courses offered as part of “The 12-Week Challenge” are ideal for new college students who need to complete general classes as part of a certificate or degree, such as English Composition, Intermediate Algebra or Introduction to Psychology.
MCC is also offering free, online textbooks in some of the classes for the first time this fall to help reduce students’ textbook costs.
Those who are interested in registering are encouraged to apply right away. Payment plans are available, which requires one-quarter of the tuition cost to be paid upon registration, with three equal payments in October, November and December, if students register by Sept. 19. Base tuition is $80 per credit hour, which does not include fees.
For more information, call (866) 664-2832 between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and between 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends, or live chat with MCC staff at www.mohave.edu.