General Information and Policies

 The main campus of Mayland Community College is located on Highway 19E, four miles east of Spruce Pine. The College also operates Learning Centers in Avery County (Newland) and Yancey County (Burnsville).

Accreditation

Mayland Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, diplomas, Associate in Applied Science degrees, Associate in Arts degrees, and Associate in Science degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033 - 4097 or call 404 - 679 - 4500 for questions about the accreditation of Mayland Community College.

The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The Associate Degree Nursing Program has been approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. The NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission has approved the College to offer the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program. All degree, diploma, and certificate programs are approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Evening and Off - Campus Offerings

The College is operational both day and evening. Working students can fit coursework around their work schedules and, in some programs, can complete all work toward a diploma or degree by attending classes only in the evening. The College also has off - campus classes, which include both credit and non - credit courses.

Visitors

Visitors and prospective students are always welcome at Mayland Community College. Group tours may be scheduled through Student Development 828.766.1234 or 1.800.4.MAYLAND . Members of the Student Development staff and student ambassadors conduct tours and answer questions about programs. Visitors must register at College entrances upon arrival to campus.

Statement of Non - Discrimination It is the policy of Mayland Community College not to discriminate against any employee, applicant, or student because of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap/disability, exercise of rights guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, or sexual orientation to the extent such rights are recognized and/or protected under applicable federal or state laws in its employment opportunities, programs, services, or activities.

Questions or inquires related to (1) the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations or comments, (2) suggestions for ensuring that individuals with disabilities have an equal opportunity to particulate in or to enjoy the benefits of MCC services, programs, or activities, or (3) to file a complaint under the ADA, please address them to:

  • Student Development Mayland Community College PO Box 547 Spruce Pine, NC 28777 Or call 828.766.1234 or 1.800.4.MAYLAND

Operating Hours

  • Administrative Offices and all service offices are open Monday through Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm; Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
  • The Student Development Office is open Monday through Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm and Friday 8:00am - 4:00 pm.
  • The Bookstore is open Monday through Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm and Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm.
  • Office hours of instructors are posted on their office doors at the beginning of each academic term.

Crime on Campus

Mayland Community College is concerned with the safety and well - being of its students, faculty, and staff and is committed to providing a safe and secure campus community. MCC has been fortunate in experiencing few crimes, but emergencies and crimes occasionally occur. MCC takes all incidents very seriously, but students, faculty, staff, and visitors are also responsible for taking measures to protect themselves and their possessions.

Reporting a Crime

Mayland Community College encourages students, faculty, staff, visitors, and community members to report all crimes and public safety - related incidents on campus in a timely manner to an MCC Security Officer or the Dean of Students. If the act occurs at the Avery or Yancey Learning Center, please report it to the Dean of that particular center.

More information on how to report and prevent a crime can be found in the MCC Student Handbook.

MCC’s Campus Security Report

This report is required by federal law to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the school. Three years of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in off - campus buildings or on property owned or controlled by the school, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. The Dean of Students prepares this report using crime statistics provided by the MCC Security Office, local law enforcement agencies, and College officials. This report is available on the MCC website (www.mayland.edu) or a paper copy may also be requested from Student Development, located on the Main Campus in Gwaltney Hall. Each year, an email notification that provides the web address to access this report is sent to all enrolled students, faculty, and staff. All prospective employees may obtain a copy from the Human Resources Department, also located on the Main Campus, in Gwaltney Hall.

Health Services & Emergency Procedures

Mayland Community College has no facilities or personnel for medical treatment other than for minor first aid and assumes no financial responsibility for injuries or sickness of students.

First Aid kits are located in the following locations:

  • Gwaltney Hall — front desk of the main lobby (switchboard), LRC (Circulation Desk), Student
  • Development window, and Biology Lab
  • Samuel Phillips Building — faculty lounge (2nd floor), Office of Instructional Services suite entrance, and
  • Cosmetology department
  • Public Safety Building — BLET Department and
  • Horticulture Department
  • Allied Technology Building — first and second floors
  • Welding Building
  • The Center for Crafts and Construction Trades
  • The Avery Learning Center
  • The Yancey Learning Center

M - Y Health - e - Schools Telemedicine Program

Also available to students, staff, and faculty is the Telemedicine Hub located in the Allied Technology Building. For more information, please refer to the MCC Student Handbook or the MCC website (www.mayland.edu).

In the event of an emergency, accident, or serious injury, individuals should contact 911 and MCC’s Safety Officer. This individual can be reached at 828.766.1227. His office is located adjacent to the main lobby in Gwaltney Hall.

Tobacco - Free Campus Policy

It is the intent of the Board of Trustees of MCC to promote the health, well - being, and safety of students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors of the College. To address this commitment, smoking and the use of tobacco and smokeless tobacco products is prohibited on all College properties, including but not limited to academic and auxiliary buildings, sidewalks, green spaces, parking lots, roadways, and all vehicles.

Tobacco is defined as any type of tobacco product, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, pipes, bidis, hookahs, electronic cigarettes, smokeless or spit tobacco, snuff, or any other items containing or reasonably resembling a tobacco product that can be fashioned in a smoking manner.

Possession of Firearms and Dangerous Weapons

The possession, whether concealed or otherwise, of firearms or other weapons as defined in NCGS 14 - 269.2 on the campus or grounds of Mayland Community College or off - campus locations where classes and/or activities are being conducted under the auspices or on behalf of the College, is forbidden except as provided by statute or policy adopted by the Board of Trustees.

Exceptions to the general policy statement include:

  • Sworn law enforcement officers may carry their firearms or other weapons on their person only when called to conduct official business on the campus and grounds of MCC.
  • Sworn law enforcement officers who enroll in educational classes and/or activities conducted under the auspices of the College may carry firearms or weapons only while attending classes or training that specifically require the use of such weapons at all times, subject to institutional procedures and directives and orders of College representatives.
  • Subject to institutional procedures, College personnel are authorized to possess firearms and weapons for institutional programs for training and safety which require weaponry for educational purposes.

  • Effective October 1, 2013, this prohibition does not apply to a person who has a concealed handgun permit issued in accordance with Article 54B of GS 14 - 269, has a concealed handgun permit considered valid under GS 14 - 415.24, or is exempt from obtaining a permit pursuant to GS 14 - 415.25, provided the weapon is a handgun, is in a closed compartment or container within the person’s locked vehicle, and the vehicle is in a parking area that is owned or leased by State Government. A person may unlock the vehicle, provided the handgun remains in the closed compartment at all times and the vehicle is locked immediately following the entrance or exit.

College/Workplace Anti - Violence Policy

The safety and security of all students, faculty, staff, and customers is a concern of Mayland Community College. Acts of violence made by or against any of the aforementioned are not permitted. Students, faculty, and staff, or customers committing acts of violence are subject to disciplinary action that may result in suspension of privileges, suspension and/or dismissal from the College, and/or prosecution under the appropriate general statutes.

 The following behaviors are prohibited:

  •  Any act or threat of violence made by a student, employee, or customer against another;
  • Any act or threat of violence including, but not limited to, intimidation, harassment, or coercion;
  • Any act or threat of violence which endangers the safety of students, employees, customers, vendors, contractors, or the general public;
  • Any act or threat of violence make directly or indirectly by words, gesture or symbols;
  • Use or possession of dangerous weapons on the College campus.
  • In an effort to ensure safety and treat students, Community.Excellence.Opportunity faculty, and staff in a non - discriminatory manner, it is the College’s policy to not prohibit anyone from using the restroom they need to use. To provide privacy to students, faculty, and staff of all genders, two single - occupancy, all - gender restrooms are located in the following areas:
  • Samuel Phillips Building (Cosmetology Department)
  • Public Safety Building

 Parking and Traffic Policies

 The Board of Trustees of Mayland Community College has authorized the enactment and implementation of regulations, guidelines, and procedures for the management of parking and traffic at the College and access roads leading to the College.

  •  All regulations, guidelines, and procedures are in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 115D - 21 of the North Carolina General Statutes and other applicable local, state, or federal ordinances.
  • Users of College streets, roads, driveways, and access roads shall do so in a manner consistent with applicable ordinances.  The President has the right to deny use of College streets, roads, driveways, and access roads to any individual, group, or organization deemed to be in violation of College parking and traffic regulations, or for any other reason.
  • The speed limit on all College streets, roads, driveways, and access roads is twenty miles per hour.
  • Reasonable provisions shall be made for the towing or removal of unattended vehicles found to be in violation of College parking and traffic regulations.
  • All rules, regulations and ordinances adopted pursuant to this policy shall be posted and/or made available to all students, employees and visitors to the College.

Please note: All curriculum students, faculty, and staff must have a valid parking permit, available through the College Bookstore. Additional rules, regulations, and ordinances related to this policy are contained in the current edition of the MCC Student Handbook and are available to all students, employees, and visitors to the College.

Facilities Use Policy

 Mayland Community College makes its facilities available for civic, cultural, educational, and/or recreational activities as authorized by the President or his or her designee. Details are available upon request from the office of the Vice President of Administrative Services .

 Information Technology (IT) Acceptable Use Policy

The purpose of this policy is to establish acceptable and unacceptable use of information technology resources at Mayland Community College in conjunction with its established culture of lawful and ethical behavior, trust, openness and integrity.

Acceptable and Unacceptable Uses

IT resources owned and/or operated or services provided or subscribed to by MCC, hardwired and wireless, are intended for the use of MCC students, faculty, staff, and other authorized individuals for purposes directly related to instruction and business operations.

It is not acceptable to use MCC IT resources:

  •  For any purposes prohibited by federal or state law.
  • For commercial gain or profit.
  • To create or propagate computerized viruses, malware or spyware.
  • To access, display, make accessible, play, publish, or transmit any annoying (i.e. spamming), discriminatory, indecent, lewd, obscene, pornographic, offensive, racist, sexist, threatening or harassing language, and/or materials.
  • To transfer copyrighted materials to or from any information resource, except as permitted by law or by written agreement with the owner of the copyright.
  • To attempt to obtain unauthorized computer access or privileges, or to attempt to trespass in the files, folders, or work of another individual.
  • To conduct any activity that could cause a security breach or disrupt service.
  • For snooping (i.e., obtaining access to the files or electronic mail of others for the purpose of satisfying idle curiosity, with no substantial College business purpose.
  • For spoofing (i.e., constructing an electronic communication so it appears to be from someone else).  For phishing (i.e., attempting to gain confidential information by using fraudulent emails or other electronic communications).

Due to the possibility of configuration errors, virus infections, etc., personally owned devices such as laptop computers may not be attached to any wired port on the MCC network. Only those devices owned and managed by MCC will be allowed to connect to the MCC wired local area network. Further, it is not permissible to deliberately attempt to damage and/or sabotage IT resources or to perform port scans.

Reservation of Rights and Limits of Liability

MCC reserves all rights in the use and operation of its IT resources, including the right to monitor and inspect electronic files, resources, and/or computer support services, or to terminate service at any time or for any reason without notice.

Electronic Mail and Voice Messaging

Only MCC faculty, staff, students and other persons who have received permission from the appropriate College authority are authorized users of the College's electronic mail and voice messaging systems and resources.

The use of College resources for electronic mail and voice messaging must be related to College business, including academic pursuits. Incidental and occasional personal use of electronic mail and voice messaging may occur when such use does not generate a direct cost for the College. All uses of electronic mail and voice messaging utilizing MCC IT resources are subject to the provisions of this policy.

MCC will make reasonable efforts to maintain the integrity and effective operation of its electronic mail and voice messaging systems, but users are advised that those systems should in no way be regarded as a secure medium for the communication of sensitive or confidential information.

The College will not monitor electronic mail or voice messages as a routine matter, but it may do so to the extent permitted by law as the College deems necessary for purposes of maintaining the integrity and effective  operation of the College’s electronic mail and voice messaging systems. Any user of the College’s electronic mail resources who makes use of an encryption device to restrict or inhibit access to his or her electronic mail must provide access to such encrypted communications when requested to do so under appropriate College authority.

  • In the course of an investigation triggered by indications of misconduct or misuse.
  • As needed to protect health and safety.
  • As needed to prevent interference with the academic mission.
  • As needed to locate substantive information required for College business that is not more readily available by some other means.

The College will inspect and disclose the contents of electronic mail and voice messages when such action is necessary to respond to legal processes and to fulfill the College’s obligations to third parties.

Public Inspection and Archiving

Electronic mail and voice messaging of students may constitute “education records” subject to the provisions of the federal statute known as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. The College may access, inspect, and disclose such records under conditions that are set forth in the statute.

North Carolina law provides that communications of College personnel that are sent by electronic mail and voice messaging may constitute correspondence and, therefore, may be considered public records subject to public inspection under NC General Statutes 121 and 132.

Electronic files, including electronic mail and voice messaging, that are considered to be public records are to be retained, archived, and/or disposed of in accordance with current guidelines established by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Policy (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. (An eligible student under FERPA is a student who is eighteen years of age or older or who attends a postsecondary institution at any age.) These rights include:

The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within forty - five days after the day the College receives a request for access. A student should submit to the Registrar a written request that identifies the records the student wishes to inspect. The College official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the school official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.

The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. A student who wishes to ask the school to amend a record should write the school official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed. The College may disclose education records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official typically includes a person employed by the College in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on a official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee.

A College official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an educational record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. When a student turns eighteen years old or enters a postsecondary institution at any age, all rights afforded to parents under FERPA transfer to the student. If a student wishes to share his or her information with a parent, guardian, other person  or agency, he or she must sign a Permission to Release Information form with the Registrar identifying what information and with whom he or she wishes to share it.

Students may also request a block of release of information through the Registrar’s Office. At its discretion, the College may disclose directory information in accordance with the provisions of FERPA to include: student name; address and phone number; major field of study; dates of attendance; dates and place of birth; degrees, honors, and awards received; college email address; photograph; participation in officially recognized activities; enrollment status; and previous schools attended. Upon request, the school also disclosed education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll and to certain other entities as stipulated under FERPA guidelines. Details on release of information exceptions may be found in section 99.31 of the guidelines. The College will notify students each year regarding students’ rights under FERPA and the College’s policy on release of information.  Students have the right to file a complaint with the US Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA by writing to:

Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20202 - 4605

Communicable Disease Policy

It is the policy of Mayland Community College that individuals who have, or are perceived to have, a communicable disease or communicable condition shall receive fair and impartial treatment in all aspects of employment, administration of benefits, class attendance, and College functions. In the case of an individual having a communicable disease or a communicable condition, employment or enrollment shall only be denied, terminated, or restricted where it can be reasonably expected, given the condition of the individual and the known or reasonably suspected methods and manner of exposure, that there exists a real likelihood of transmission or infection to third parties by reason of continued or unrestricted employment or enrollment.

Persons who know, or who have reason to believe, they are infected with a communicable disease or communicable condition have an ethical and legal obligation to conduct themselves in accordance with such knowledge in order to protect themselves and others. An individual who knows, or who has a reasonable basis for believing, that he or she may be infected with a communicable disease or communicable condition is encouraged to obtain a medical diagnosis of their condition and share the results of the diagnosis with the Director of Personnel Services and/or the President .

No medical information relative to an individual’s condition shall be disclosed without that individual’s permission except as required by state and/or federal law, or in an adversarial proceeding between the College and an individual whose employment or enrollment has been affected by reason of conditions stated in above. In addition to safeguarding confidential medical information against disclosure within the College, medical information shall be restricted to those with a legitimate interest and the administration shall ensure that access and dissemination is properly restricted to faculty and staff in the line of supervision, health care, and legal advisors restricted by confidentiality, and the Board of Trustees in closed session.

The College reserves the right to require an individual to undergo a medical examination by a physician or health professional chosen by the College whenever there is a question of the individual’s fitness to attend classes and/or work, or where there is a reasonable basis for concern that an individual’s condition could pose health or safety hazards for other persons. If an individual is diagnosed as having a communicable disease or communicable condition which poses health or safety hazards to others, the College will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations to allow the individual to continue work or study.

Student Conduct Policy

Students are expected to conduct themselves as mature and responsible individuals at all times, showing high regard and respect for the rights, privileges, and property of others, including college facilities and property. Student behavior is subject to federal, state, and local laws. Students are expected to perform honest academic work and follow established College policies and procedures.

Violation of any College regulations or applicable federal, state, or local statutes may result in administrative action up to and including suspension or expulsion. Information on the Student Code of Conduct Procedures may be found in the MCC Student Handbook or on the MCC website (www.mayland.edu).

Sexual Harassment Policy

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical of a sexual nature shall constitute sexual harassment when:

  1. submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s academic or job performance; or
  2. submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for academic or employment decisions affecting such individual; or
  3. such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive academic environment.

The creation of an intimidating, hostile, or offensive academic environment may include such actions as persistent comments on an individual’s sexual preferences or the display of obscene or sexually oriented photographs or drawings.

Sexual harassment does not include personal compliments welcomed by the recipient, or social interaction or relationships freely entered into by students, prospective students, or by employees or prospective employees.

It is the policy of MCC that sexual harassment in any form will not be tolerated at the institution. The College shall not condone the sexual harassment of its students or employees. All students found in violation of this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including suspension or expulsion from the College. All College employees found in violation of this Policy shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Cessation of Employment Policy.

In an effort to prevent sexual harassment from occurring at the institution, it is the policy of MCC to

encourage the reporting of any incidents of sexual harassment and to provide a just procedure for the presentation, consideration and disposition of sexual harassment grievances.

The College further prohibits internal interference, coercion, restraint, or reprisal against any student or employee who files a grievance concerning an occurrence of alleged sexual harassment.

Student Complaint/Grievance Procedure

The College provides a just process for the presentation, consideration, and disposition of student complaints and grievances. The purpose is to assure that all complaints are addressed quickly and handled fairly without the threat of reprisal.

Students should make every effort to resolve a dispute on their own before making a formal complaint. The College’s goal is to find solutions at the lowest possible level and to keep proceedings as informal, fair, and confidential as possible. If the student feels that an informal meeting with the other parties involved is not possible due to the nature of the complaint, such as sexual harassment or other sensitive complaint, the student should contact the Dean of Students.

A student has the right to appeal any decision or sanction imposed by the College within thirty (30) working days after notification.

The student should meet with the Dean of Students to explore possible solutions and file an Incident Form. The Dean of Students, or his/her designee, will serve as the student advocate. If the complaint involves a violation of law, law enforcement will be notified. The ADA officer will be notified of any ADA related complaints.

All complaints and grievances are recorded in a complaint log for College use and all related documentation is kept for future reference. All documentation is retained in Student Development.

Information on the procedure a student follows to file a formal complaint or grievance can be found in the MCC Student Handbook or by contacting Development.

Drug and Alcohol Policy

The use of alcoholic beverages or controlled substances (except under prescription by a licensed physician) on the property of Mayland Community College is prohibited.

This policy is created to comply with the Drug - Free School and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101 - 226), and the Drug - Free Workplace Act of 1988 (Public Law 100 - 690), to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students, faculty, and staff and to set forth standards to provide a community setting that is safe, healthy, and productive for students, faculty, and staff of Mayland Community College. The complete policy can be found in the MCC Student Handbook.

Inclement Weather Policy

Mayland Community College will close when prevailing weather conditions are such that travel is deemed to be hazardous. The following procedure has been developed to facilitate the communication of information regarding College operations during such periods.

The decision to postpone or cancel any activity at MCC will be made by the President. The decision will be made and communicated as quickly as possible. However, the unpredictable nature of mountain weather may require that changes in the schedule be made quickly and on short notice.

In all periods of inclement weather, students, faculty, and staff are reminded to use good judgment when making travel decisions. Life and safety are to be the primary considerations.

While individuals are expected to give due consideration to their responsibilities for attendance, the College recognizes and expects that adults must ultimately make their own decisions about attendance and accept the responsibility for them.

Depending on weather conditions prevailing in the majority of the College service area, the following options will be employed relative to college operations:

  • Option A: Operate on a delayed schedule with all personnel reporting and classes beginning at 10:00 am.
  • Option B: Classes on normal schedule with all personnel reporting and classes beginning at 12:00 pm.
  • Option C: The College is closed for students and all personnel at all locations.

Weather - related schedule adjustments will be communicated by the Director of Marketing through the following:

MCC Weather Hotline – 828.766.1213 College website – www.mayland.edu LEO announcements Cruiser Alert text messages Local and regional radio and television stations MCC Facebook page

Closing or delaying day classes does not automatically close evening classes. Evening classes will normally either be held on a regular schedule or canceled during inclement weather. Announcements will be communicated to local and regional radio and television stations no later than 4:00 pm concerning evening classes. Information will also be available on the College’s automated telephone answering system 828.766.1213, College website (www.mayland.edu), and CruiserAlert text messages.

Mayland Community College recognizes its obligation to deliver the instructional services for which its students have paid tuition and fees. Therefore, the College will make a good faith effort to make up all classes that are missed due to inclement weather in accordance with North Carolina Community College System numbered memo CC - 11 - 001. Adjustments in the College calendar for days missed may be made at the end of the academic term, in accordance with the provisions of NCCCS memorandum CC - 11 - 001.

Student Development

The mission of Student Development is to enhance the personal and professional development of students and provide an environment that is supportive and inclusive. From pre - admission to post - graduation, Student Development provides student - centered programming beyond the classroom to bridge the gap between students’ goals and achievement.

General Admission Requirements

Mayland Community College shall maintain an open - door admission policy to all applicants who are high school graduates, who have completed state approved equivalent education, or who are at least eighteen years of age. Emancipated minors shall be treated the same as applicants eighteen years old or older.

Individuals under eighteen years of age, who have not earned a high school diploma or a state - approved equivalent education, may be admitted to appropriate courses in state - approved programs at MCC. These students must meet requirements set forth by the State and must meet all required prerequisites through previous college credit or MCC’s placement procedure.

All students wishing to enroll in MCC shall meet the following requirements for admission to programs leading to an associate degree, diploma, or certificate:

  1. High school graduation or a state approved equivalent education.
  2. Submission of transcripts from high school or state approved equivalent education.
  3. Submission of transcripts from any post - secondary institutions attended.
  4. Submission of a properly completed MCC Application for Admission, which can be obtained from www.mayland.edu .
  5. Meeting with a MCC Admissions/Retention Advisor (ARA).
  6. Completion of the MCC Placement Test (Accuplacer) or proof of college readiness for students taking courses requiring proficiency in reading/Englishand/or mathematics.

Mayland Community College strongly encourages concurrent enrollment in its Adult Education program for the following certificate programs, which do not require high school graduation or state - approved equivalent education for initial enrollment:

  • Manicuring Nail Technology
  • Welding Technology, Basic and Advanced  Special Credit

The above programs are not eligible for Pell or other federal or state financial aid. To complete diplomas in the above programs, completion of a state - approved equivalent education is required.

Transcripts are also required in the following situations:

  • To receive transfer credit for courses taken at other post - secondary institutions;
  • If using college courses from other institutions to meet prerequisites or co - requisites.

Admissions Advising

Each student seeking information about admission to Mayland Community College should make appointment with an Admission/Retention Advisor (ARA). ARAs provide general information about the College offerings, assist with the application, transcript requests, and placement testing, as well as provide basic information about financial aid and scholarships. ARAs also refer students to other needed services, such as career counseling or disability services.

After students are admitted, the ARAs continue to serve as retention advisors if students need additional resources or support systems in order to achieve their academic goals.

Placement Procedure

Mayland Community College uses multiple measures to determine students’ readiness for college - level courses. The various measures used are listed below:

1. A 2013 or later graduate of a North Carolina public high school who completed specific course work and received an unweighted GPA of 2.6 or higher will be considered college ready and may enroll in any gateway English or Mathematics course that has a developmental (course number under 100) pre - requisite. This student must have graduated from high school within five years of college enrollment.

For students applying for admission before they graduate from high school, the College will consider the GPA at the end of the first semester of the 12 th grade. A high school student must complete four math courses, including Algebra I, Algebra II (or Common Core equivalent), Geometry, and an additional math course from a state - approved list. Acceptable course work will be confirmed by the official North Carolina high school transcript. Private school, home school, out - of - state school, GED®, and Adult High School graduates will be required to take the MCC Placement Test to determine readiness for college - level courses.

2. A student with specified (see below) recent SAT or ACT subject area test scores will be considered college ready and may enroll in any gateway English or mathematics course that has a developmental (course number under 100) prerequisite.

  • English: ACT Reading 22 or ACT English 18 SAT Writing 500 or
  • SAT Critical Reading 500 Mathematics: ACT Math 22 SAT Math 500

3. A student who has earned a “C - ” or better in a college level English or mathematics course may be considered college ready. The student’s official transcript must be evaluated by the Registrar.

4. If a student is not a recent North Carolina public high school graduate with an unweighted 2.6 GPA, does not have the specified SAT or ACT scores, or does not have previous college credit, he or she will take the MCC placement test to determine placement. The MCC placement test provides diagnostic information on a student’s skill level in reading, English, and mathematics and places him or her according to the state cut scores. These scores will indicate if a student is college - ready or if the student will need developmental classes designed to build the student’s skills. Credits for developmental courses do not count toward the required number of credit hours for graduation. A student must meet with an Admissions/Retention Advisor prior to scheduling a placement test. A student with a disability may request testing accommodations for the MCC placement test. He or she must present documentation to the Counseling Center and a counselor will determine if the accommodations are reasonable. MCC placement test scores are valid for five years.

According to the Mayland Community College Placement Test Policy (1.022), the College will allow students to retake the placement test when any of the following conditions are met:

  • one year has lapsed since the previous testing;  the student took the test while still enrolled in high school;
  • the student has successfully completed at least 70 hours in the subject area in the Adult Education Department; or
  • the student has successfully completed a developmental course in the subject area and has a written request from a counselor or faculty member that indicates valid reasons for retesting.

All other requests for retest that do not meet the above conditions will be subject to the placement test retest fee as described in the Student Fees Policy (2.001) as stated below:

Placement Retest Fee

The Board of Trustees authorizes the collection of a retest fee for students who choose to retake the placement test in accordance with MCC Policy 1.022, Paragraph 4. If the student chooses to retest outside the conditions outlined above, the charge shall be as described in the student chart of fees. The Placement Retest Fee is $10.00 per retest.

There is a charge of $25 for any student who requests a test, but will not be attending MCC.

Students must pay for a test or a retest in advance and the student is required to present the Business Office receipt to the proctor before a test will be given.

Note: If a student is using a measure other than the MCC placement test for placement, an official transcript, SAT scores, or ACT scores must be submitted to Student Development.

Special Admission Requirements

After acceptance into a health sciences program, Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) and Medical Assisting students are required to submit health, immunization, and CPR documentation.

Those entering the ADN program must submit to a criminal background check and a urine drug screen prior to attending clinicals. Information about the required documentation is included in the acceptance packet and must be submitted to the Health Sciences Admissions/Retention Advisor prior to beginning the program. Additional requirements are listed below by program.

Associate Degree Nursing Program

Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program is limited and based on a competitive ranking system. Students who have completed the application process and meet all requirements for admission will be placed in rank order according to the number of points accumulated. Students who wish to transfer into the ADN program must contact the Director of Health Sciences. The admission requirements for the ADN program include the following:

  1. Submit a current MCC Application for Admission.
  2. Submit a program application specifically for Associate Degree Nursing. Packets are available in the spring semester.
  3. Submit a high school transcript or state - approved equivalent education diploma.
  4. Prove proficiency with previous college courses or achieve minimum scores on the placement tests in algebra, reading, and English. The placement tests must be taken within seven years of application for admission to the nursing program.
  5. Prove proficiency in chemistry and biology with either previous college course work or proficiency exam. Student must earn a “C“ or better.
  6. Take the required entrance exam and receive benchmarked scores.
  7. Have at least a 2.5 overall grade point average.
  8. Complete all algebra, chemistry, and biology courses within seven years prior to application.
  9. Any applicant who has a mental or physical disability or uses any drug to a degree that interferes with his or her fitness to practice nursing may be denied entrance into the nursing program, dismissed from the nursing program, or denied licensure.
  10. Students must present a certificate as a Nurse Aide I from a community college or from a North Carolina high school health occupations class, and be currently listed with the North Carolina Division of Facility Services with no substantiated findings.
  11. Students must prove proficiency in fundamental CNA nursing skills by return demonstrations within the first two weeks of nursing school.

Advanced Placement Admissions

Advanced Placement Admissions to the ADN program includes the above requirements and the following:

  1. Submit a current MCC Application for Admission.
  2. Submit an Advanced Placement ADN application form.
  3. Hold a current, unrestricted license to practice as a Practical Nurse in North Carolina.
  4. Applicants must have graduated from an accredited program within the last five years
  5. Complete preparatory courses described in the application packet. Packets are available in the fall semester.
  6. Take the required entrance exam and earn benchmark scores.
  7. Submit current documentation of IV therapy certification through continuing education program such as MAHEC or documented IV therapy competency through the employment setting. Graduation from MCC’s Practical Nursing program within six months of Application is acceptable in lieu of documented IV therapy competency.
  8. Have an overall grade point average of 2 .5. All chemistry, algebra, and biology classes must be current within seven years prior to application.
  9. Students must prove proficiency in fundamental nursing skills by return demonstrations within the first two weeks of beginning classes.

The admission requirements for the Nurse Aide program include the following:

  1. Must be a high school graduate or hold a state -approved high school equivalency certificate.
  2. Complete MCC’s Application for Admission.
  3. Submit a high school transcript or a state - approved equivalency education certificate.
  4. At the first class meeting, students must bring their Social Security Card and a photo ID (Drivers License or passport); and
  5. Students must have a TB Skin Test within the past twelve months and bring the results to the first class meeting.
  6. Other requirements such as criminal background checks, drug screens, physicals, or immunizations which may be dictated by clinical agencies, may be required.

Medical Assisting Program

Students who have completed the application process and meet all requirements for admission will be placed in rank order based on a first - come, first - served basis.

The admission requirements for the Medical Assisting program include the following:

  1. Submit a current MCC Application for Admission.
  2. Submit a program application specifically for the Medical Assisting Program.
  3. Submit a high school transcript or state - approved equivalent education diploma.
  4. Prove proficiency with previous college course or achieve minimum scores on the placement tests in math, reading, and English. The placement tests must be taken within five years of application to the Medical Assisting Program.
  5. Prove proficiency in keyboarding and computers with either previous college course work or proficiency exams. Courses must be taken within five years of application for admission to the Medical Assisting Program.
  6. Have at least a 2.0 overall grade point average and a "C" or better in any previously taken required courses.
  7. Any applicant who has a mental or physical disability or uses any drug to a degree that interferes with his/her fitness to practice medical assisting may be denied entrance into the Medical Assisting Program, or dismissed from the Medical Assisting Program.
  8. Complete all computer, math, and biology courses within five years prior to application.
  9. Obtain current CPR certification from a program approved by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association.

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)

The requirements for admission to Basic Law Enforcement Training are:

  1. Must be a citizen of the United States;
  2. Must be twenty years of age;
  3. Must provide to the School Director a medical examination report, properly completed by a physician licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina, a physician’s assistant, or a nurse practitioner, to determine the individual’s fitness to perform the essential job functions of a criminal justice officer;
  4. Must have a high school diploma or GED® . High school diplomas earned through correspondence enrollment are not recognized toward the educational requirements.
  5. Must take a standardized reading comprehension test and score at the tenth grade level or higher within one year prior to entrance into Basic Law Enforcement Training.
  6. Must provide the School Director a certified criminal record check for local and state records for the time period since the trainee has become an adult and from all locations where the trainee has resided since becoming an adult. An Administrative Office of the Courts criminal record check or a comparable out - of - state criminal record check will satisfy this requirement (the applicant must not have been convicted of any felony or certain other crimes);
  7. Must provide the School Director a Letter of Sponsorship from a law enforcement agency (form is provided in the BLET Application Packet).

Priority admission is given to individuals holding full - time employment with criminal justice agencies. Please see the BLET school director prior to enrollment in BLET.

Due to Federal Regulations, if you are in a certificate or diploma program then clock hour to credit hour conversions are required which could reduce the Pell amount awarded.

The Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) certificate program is a one time, one semester Pell award.