1 Viewbook Mountain View College empowers people and transforms communities. Student Services Building
2 Providing Educational Excellence Mountain View College was founded in 1970, as the second of seven colleges established within the Dallas County Community College District. Located in southwest Dallas, just off Loop 12 (Spur 408) on Illinois Avenue, Mountain View College serves more than 8,600 students from fall to spring each year. Mountain View College offers a broad range of courses for traditional and nontraditional students. Whether you are a first time, working, or returning student, Mountain View College is here to make sure you SUCCEED! 2012 Outstanding Student of the Year Banquet 1
3 Why Choose Mountain View College? Mountain View College provides the knowledge, skills, and experiences you need to succeed in both your academic and career goals. Students choose Mountain View College because we are: Affordable - Our tuition ranks among the lowest in the state. Convenient - Our courses have flexible start and end dates. We offer online, weekend, day, and evening course formats. Close to Home - Mountain View College is located in southwest Dallas, just off of Loop 12 (Spur 408) on Illinois Avenue. Programs - We offer programs that prepare you to get the job you want. Accreditation - Mountain View College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. New to College? Navigate academic, social, and related challenges for a successful transition into college life by joining Mountain View College s First Year Experience program. First-Year Experience Program 2
4 Need Assistance? Types of Programs Credit Programs: These general education courses allow you to select a degree plan and complete your program of choice. High School Options: Mountain View College offers a wide range of beneficial programs for high school students, including Dual Credit. Online Courses: Attend classes on your terms over the internet. Non-Credit Programs: Whether you want to reach your personal goals, expand your career skills, or start your own business, Mountain View College offers a range of non-credit programs through the Continuing Education and Economic Workforce Development department. Entrepreneurial College: An educational gateway to business start-up, our Entrepreneurial College offers courses designed for maximum business growth and success. 3 New Student Orientation Schedule an appointment with one of our trained Academic Advisors to get the answers you need to make confident academic decisions.
5 Mountain View College Degrees Associate in Arts Degree Associate in Applied Science Degrees Accounting Associate in Science Degree Business Administration Management Associate of Arts in Teaching Degrees Computer Information Technology Degree Leading to Initial TX Teacher Network Administrator and Support Math Personal Computer Support Language Computer Aided Design-Drafting Speech, 8-12 Criminal Justice Early Childhood to Grade 6 Electronics Technology Grades 4-8, Early Childhood to Grade 12 Special Education Welding Technology Nursing Want to Study Nursing? 2012 Nursing Students Did you know Mountain View College is home to the only nursing program in the southern Dallas sector? Call a Mountain View College Nursing Advisor at or to learn how to be a part of this rewarding career option. 4
6 Mountain View College Career and Technical Certificates Accounting Assistant Certificate Basic Criminal Justice Certificate Accounting Clerk Certificate Human Resources Assistant Certificate Computer-Aided Design Operator Certificate Architectural Drafting Certificate CAD/CAM-CNC Certificate Computer-Aided Design Advanced Operator Certificate Networking Associate Certificate Networking Support Certificate Criminal Justice Certificate (30 hours) Criminal Justice Certificate (45-46 hours) Technical Platform Certificate Management Certificate Supervisor Certificate Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Certificate Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Certificate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Certificate Personal Computer Specialist Certificate Personal Computer User Certificate Technology Support Certificate Just Received Your Latest Writing Assignment? 5 The Mountain View College Writing Center assists students with the writing process from start to finish.
7 Investing in the Future The Trinidad Trini Garza Early College High School at Mountain View College is a non-magnet high school which opened in August 2006, through a partnership between Mountain View College and the Dallas Independent School District. Through academic effort, motivation, and collaboration students at Trinidad Trini Garza Early College High School at Mountain View College have the ability to earn and accumulate enough dual credit or college credit at Mountain View College to graduate from both high school and community college. Highlights of recent accomplishments and awards of Trinidad Trini Garza Early College High School at Mountain View College include: Recognized in 2012 as one of the best schools in the nation as the winner of the National Center for Urban School Transformation award. Also recognized in 2012 as one of the Top 10 Public High Schools in North Texas by Children at Risk. In 2012, forty-five students received an associate's degree and their high school diploma, as well as a record $2 million in scholarships and aid. Recipient of the Texas Comptroller s 2011 Texas Honors Circle Award, which recognizes schools and districts that are achieving academic success through cost-effective operations. Award recipients achieve strong academic performance while spending relatively little compared to their peers. Only 46, or 4 percent of all Texas school districts earned five stars. Interested in Accounting? Did you know, Mountain View College is the only stand-alone community college in Texas granted permission to offer students with a bachelor s degree courses that prepare them to sit for the state s Certified Public Accounting Examination? 6
8 Building the Economy The Economic & Workforce Development department delivers and supports visionary instruction and services which are responsive to the needs of its corporate citizens. These programs enhance the community in which we serve. The Economic & Workforce Development department provides the interface between the college and businesses via: Customized Training Needs Assessment Corporate Partnerships Skills Development Continuing Education Contract Training Contract Training Services guides businesses through the process of assessing training strategies as they relate to organizational goals, and provides state-of-the-art education and training opportunities to reach those goals. Want a Career as an Engineer? 7 Science Lab Through a Voluntary Mechanical Engineering Compact between Mountain View College and the University of Texas at Arlington, the transfer process for studying engineering just got easier. Call for more information.
9 Continuing Education Mountain View College s Continuing Education programs provide workforce training, personal, and professional development courses and numerous outreach programs. Whether you re looking to learn how to swim, learn a new language, or brush up on your computer skills, Mountain View College's Continuing Education programs offer a variety of courses to meet your needs. Are you looking for an in-demand career in Health Care? In partnership with Condensed Curriculum International, Inc. (CCI), Mountain View College s Continuing Education Department offers a variety of health care professional training programs. Available to both working adults interested in a new career and current health care professionals, these exciting programs help students prepare for the numerous jobs available to health care workers. What s more, the Career and Disability Services department can help you look for employment and assist you with your résumé. Are You Interested in Teaching? S.T.A.R.S. Club (Supporting Teachers and Reaching Students) The Alternative Teacher Certification program at Mountain View College meets in an intensive and rigorous academic environment for several months in order to expedite the teacher certification process. Learn more by calling
10 Foundation for Student Success Keeping students engaged in learning and connected to the college is our foundation for student success. We offer programs and services to create an environment where students are welcomed, motivated, and encouraged to succeed. We do this by offering programs and services including: First-Year Experience Office of Student Life The Writing Center Transfer Resource Center Veterans Affairs Rising Star TRiO/FOCUS Personal Counseling Center For a complete list of services, visit us online at Upper Pond Natural Beauty 9 South Bridge Mountain View College s 200-plus acres of stunning scenic beauty is enhanced by a wildlife sanctuary, which was the first urban wildlife sanctuary certified by the Humane Society of the United States on a college campus.
11 Paving the Way with Dual Credit Are you a high school student interested in taking college courses? Dual Credit courses are taught either at Mountain View College or participating high schools. Courses are taught by college faculty or by qualified high school instructors who meet the same criteria as college faculty. If you are interested in Dual Credit courses, check with your high school counselor for a complete list of available courses. Dual Credit academic courses are transferable to all Texas public colleges and universities and to some private and out-of-state institutions. Our Dual Credit office can provide you with more information by calling MVC Baseball Team Interested in Joining an Athletic Program? MVC Basketball Mountain View College is part of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III athletics with teams in the following sports: Men s Basketball, Soccer, Baseball and Women s Basketball, Soccer, and Volleyball. Support the MVC Lions by attending a game. Visit to find game schedules. 10
12 Grants and Scholarships Mountain View College offers the most affordable tuition rates in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area! Our tuition ranks among the lowest in the state. Additionally, a variety of loans, grants, and scholarships are available to qualified students. The Mountain View College Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs Offices offers the following services to assist our current and potential students in supporting their educational goals at Mountain View College: Federal Pell Grants Federal SEOG Grants (State Equalization Opportunity) Federal CWS Program (College Work Study) FFELP Loans Programs (Federal Family Education Loan) Emergency Loans TPEG Programs (Texas Public Education) Texas Grant Programs Foundation and Private Scholarships State exemptions and Waivers Veteran Benefits Rising Star Scholarship For an award package to be determined, each student must have an application for admission on file with the Registrar and must have submitted all required documents to the Financial Aid Office. SCHOOL CODE: Interested in Arts and Humanities? 11 Mountain View College offers a diverse selection of dance, music, and theatre courses throughout the year.
13 Next Steps 1. Complete an admission application. 2. Apply for Financial Aid. 3. Visit with an Advisor. 4. Test. 5. Re-visit with an Advisor. 6. Select classes. 7. Pay fees. 8. Purchase books. 9. Vaccinate. Effective January 1, 2012-The Texas Education Code, , subchapter Z, establishes the requirement for meningococcal (bacterial) meningitis vaccination for DCCCD students under the age of 30 to submit evidence of being immunized against bacterial meningitis. 10. Attend new student orientation. For complete next steps, visit us online at Reduce. Recycle. Reuse. Earth Day Be a part of the Mountain View College Sustainability Project and learn how MVC is encouraging staff, students, and the community in green practices by educating, motivating, promoting, and rewarding best practices. 12
14 Accreditation Mountain View College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia or call for questions about the accreditation of Mountain View College. The three-fold purpose for publishing the Commission's address and contact number is to enable interested constituents: (1) to learn about the accreditation status of Mountain View College, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of Mountain View College's decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against Mountain View College for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Normal inquiries about Mountain View College, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Mountain View College and not to the Commission's office. Educational opportunities are offered by the Dallas County Community College District without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or gender expression. 13 twitter.com/mvconline mountainviewcollege.edu Frequent Contacts Advising Admissions Cashier Community Events Continuing Education Early College High School Emeritus Center Financial Aid Call Center Information Center International Students Library Nursing Testing Center /8778 Veteran Affairs Connect with us on facebook.com/mountainviewcollege
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