Mohave Community College

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Mohave Community College
MCC logo red.jpg
Type Public
Community college
Established 1970 [1]
President Michael J. Kearns [2]
Location Kingman , Arizona , USA
36°58′52″N112°58′19″W / 36.981°N 112.972°W / 36.981; -112.972 Coordinates: 36°58′52″N112°58′19″W / 36.981°N 112.972°W / 36.981; -112.972
Colors Red and White
Mascot Bighorns

Mohave Community College (also known as MCC) is a two-year, public community college with campuses in Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City, and Colorado City, serving Mohave County, Arizona and the surrounding communities. MCC is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, which is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education.

Community college type of educational institution

A community college is a type of educational institution. The term can have different meanings in different countries: many community colleges have an “open enrollment” for students who have graduated from high school. The term usually refers to a higher educational institution that provides workforce education and college transfer academic programs. Some institutions maintain athletic teams and dormitories similar to their university counterparts.

Kingman, Arizona City in Arizona, United States

Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 28,068. The nearby communities of Butler, and Golden Valley bring the Kingman area total population to over 45,000. Kingman is located about 105 miles (169 km) southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada and about 165 miles (266 km) northwest of the state capital, Phoenix.

Lake Havasu City, Arizona City in Arizona, United States

Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. According to 2010 census, the population of the city was 52,527 people. It is served by Lake Havasu City Airport. Lake Havasu City is geographically isolated from the other cities in Mohave County and is the southernmost community of the Las Vegas–Henderson, NV–AZ combined statistical area.



In October 1970, a public vote established MCC as a county college and elected its first board of governors. The board planned to have three campuses (in Kingman, Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City), later expanding to Colorado City. In June 1971, J. Leonard and Grace Neal donated 160 acres of land north of Kingman where the college’s first facilities were developed, [3] and in October 1972, McCulloch Properties donated a parcel of land located in Lake Havasu City. The college became part of the Arizona State System of Community Colleges in 1974, and received full accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in 1981.

North Mohave Campus in Colorado City MCCNorthMohave.JPG
North Mohave Campus in Colorado City

Courses and Course delivery

Originally in the early 1970, MCC’s courses were offered at night and were occupational in nature. In 1981, the college started offering nursing classes [4] and was accredited in 1982 – eventually partnering with Allied Health. In the late 1980s, MCC became the primary provider of Adult Education/GED program services in Mohave County.

MCC’s programs expanded to include Business, Culinary Arts, Computer Information Systems, Education, Engineering, Industrial Technology, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Public Safety & Legal Studies. Recently, the school welding program has grown significantly and met national standards. [5]

Welding fabrication or sculptural process for joining materials

Welding is a fabrication or sculptural process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by using high heat to melt the parts together and allowing them to cool causing fusion. Welding is distinct from lower temperature metal-joining techniques such as brazing and soldering, which do not melt the base metal.

MCC's Neal Campus in Kingman, Arizona. MCCNeal.jpg
MCC's Neal Campus in Kingman, Arizona.

MCC also has a long history of distance education. In the late 1980s MCC began delivering instruction by videotape, and connected the campuses by telecommunication links. [6] Presently, the school utilizes online classes and smartboard technology for distance education.

Videotape medium for recording video

Videotape is magnetic tape used for storing video and usually sound in addition. Information stored can be in the form of either an analog signal or digital signal. Videotape is used in both video tape recorders (VTRs) or, more commonly, videocassette recorders (VCRs) and camcorders. Videotapes are also used for storing scientific or medical data, such as the data produced by an electrocardiogram.

Enrollment and demographics

Enrollment at MCC has increased since its founding in 1981. In 2008, Mohave Community College placed 24th nationally among community colleges in enrollment growth. [7] As of 2011 it had 1,707 full-time students and 4,400 part-time students on all campuses, with 64% being female and 75% being non-Hispanic white. [8]

See also

Mohave County, Arizona
Kingman, Arizona
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Bullhead City, Arizona
Colorado City, Arizona

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