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Fall 2017 is an exciting time at Mott Community College—the college will launch three fully online programs in computer information systems, early childhood education and accounting. The programs, all associate’s degrees, mark a new direction for the college that has traditionally offered only on-campus or hybrid (part in-person, part online) programs.
“We are excited to be able to offer more flexibility for our students,” says Dr. Amy Fugate, vice president of Academic Affairs. “We’ve known for a long time that we have a unique mix of students who would benefit from the availability of fully online programs. We have student parents, military spouses and working adults who need to fit their education in to a busy schedule or be able to complete a program remotely.
“This addition of online programs gives those students more access and allows us to better serve that segment of our population,” she adds.
The new programs cover three divisions, (1) technology, (2) fine arts and social sciences and (3) business, providing online options for students interested in many different career fields. Even students who choose to not complete the full program online can take advantage of the increased number of online class options. Also, the programs and individual courses are transferable to four-year colleges and universities.
Online programs at MCC still offer the community college experience that on-campus students receive: small class sizes, dedicated instructors and personalized support.
“Our faculty have done an outstanding job preparing the curriculum and the tools needed to accommodate a larger online student population,” says Fugate, “and we know from our current students that they are continually impressed by the support they receive from instructors in their online and hybrid classes. Many tell us they feel as though they have the best of both worlds, flexible schedules and faculty who will go out of their way to ensure they understand the material.”
For more information on the new online degree program in Accounting, or any of the programs in Business, visit mcc.edu or call 810-762-0200.
A Virtual Campus – MCC Expands Digital Services
In addition to launching online degree programs this Fall, MCC has debuted a more functional virtual campus with expanded digital services for students, including:
An online self-service center giving students access to many of the services they need, including online class searches and registration, messaging with advisers, account management and online payment.
A virtual ticketing system giving students the ability to get in line for many of the offices on campus – financial aid, cashier, advising and more – from anywhere. Students text the MyQ system, choose a queue and wait for a text alert when their turn is approaching.
My Mobile App
This free app, available for Apple and Android devices, features Blue Dot wayfinding technology giving students turn-by-turn walking directions from where they are on main campus to their destination. It also gives access to their current schedule, their Backpack and their account to check grades, update contact information and more.
Online Scholarship Application
MCC students can now research and apply for more than 50 public and private scholarships at scholarships.mcc.edu using one easy-to-use online application.