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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Additional Course Information

Course Availability: The following is a listing of courses which may be offered during any calendar year. The courses may be offered daytime or evening, on-campus or at off-campus locations, or through any number of independent study and/or distance learning formats.

Course Numbers: ENG Courses numbered 01-09 are in the developmental program. The credits earned in these courses are not applicable toward certificate programs or an associate degree. Students may retake these courses two (2) semesters until the course objectives are completed. Permission of the Vice President of Academic Affairs is required to re-enroll beyond the two-semester limit.

  • Courses numbered 10-99 are basic occupational courses for certificate programs and not applicable toward an associate degree.
  • Courses numbered 100-199 are freshman level courses applicable toward an associate degree or certificate program.
  • Courses numbered 200-299 are sophomore level courses applicable toward an associate degree program.

Course Credits: The credit for each course is indicated after the title in the course description. One credit is equivalent to one collegiate semester hour.

Course Hours: The number of lecture hours in class each week (including lecture, seminar, and discussion hours) and/or the number of laboratory hours in class each week (including laboratory, shop, supervised practice, and cooperative work experience) are indicated for each course in the course description. The number of lecture and laboratory hours in class each week is also called “contact hours” because the time is spent under the direct supervision of a faculty member. In addition to the lecture and laboratory hours in class each week as listed in the course description, each student also must spend some time on out-of-class assignments under his or her own direction. Usually a student may expect to spend two to three hours on out-of-class work each week for each hour spent in class.

Prerequisites: If any prerequisites are required to enroll in a course, they will usually be identified in the course description. Courses in special sequences (usually identified by the numerals I-II) usually require that prior courses or their equivalent be completed before enrolling in the advanced courses in the sequence.

When co-requisites are required, this means that the co-requisite courses identified in the description must be taken at the same time.

All independent study/online classes have the additional pre-requisite of 9 credit hours and GPA of 2.25 or instructor approval.

Direct Enrollment Prerequisites: Some courses in the MGCC Catalog carry the prerequisite, “Readiness to Enroll in ENG 111 ” or “Readiness to Enroll in MTH 154.” Students who place into ENG 111  + EDE 11 meet the ENG 111  prerequisite. Students who place into MTH 154 + MTH 54 meet the MTH 154 prerequisite.

Passport: The Passport is a set of transferable courses that satisfy a lower division general education requirement at any public institution of higher learning, except as approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. These courses may satisfy a general education requirement without having a specific course equivalent at the receiving institution.

(Insert Appropriate Prefix) 90,190, 290 - (1-5 cr)
Coordinated Practice or Internship in (Insert Appropriate Discipline)

Includes supervised practice or on-the-job training in selected curriculums coordinated by the College. Credit/practice ratio maximum 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours. (Insert Appropriate Prefix) 95, 195, 295 (1-5 cr) Topics in (Insert Appropriate Topic) Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the College. Credit/ work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

(Insert Appropriate Prefix) 97, 197, 297 (1-5 cr)
Cooperative Education in (Insert Appropriate Discipline)

Supervises an on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial or service firm coordinated by the College’s Cooperative Education office. Is applicable to all occupational-technical curricula at the discretion of the College. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
(Insert Appropriate Prefix) 98, 198, 298 (1-5 cr)
Seminar and Project in (Insert Appropriate Discipline)

Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student’s occupational objective and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
(Insert Appropriate Prefix) 99, 199, 299 (1-5 cr)
Supervised Study in (Insert Appropriate Discipline)

Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.