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Unformatted text preview: MORTON COLLEGE CATALOG 2015 -2016 OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED BY • The lllinois Community College Board 401 East Capitol Avenue Springfield, IL 62701-1711 (217) 785-0123 Fax: (217) 524-4981 MEMBER OF • American Association of Community Colleges One DuPont Circle NW, Suite 410 Washington, DC 20036-1135 (202) 728-0200 Fax: (202) 833-2467 • Council on Higher Education Accreditation One DuPont Circle NW, Suite 510 Washington, DC 20036-1135 (202) 955-6126 Fax: (202) 955-6129 • Illinois Community College Trustees Association 401 East Capitol Avenue, Suite 200 Springfield, IL 62701-1711 (217) 528-2858 Fax: (217) 528-8662 • Association of Community College Trustees • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities • Continuous Quality Improvement Network • League for Innovation in Community Colleges • National Alliance of Community and Technical Colleges APPROVED FOR • Veterans’ Benefits CERTIFIED AND ACCREDITED PROGRAMS Nursing Program • Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation 100 W. Randolph, Suite 9-300 Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 814-2715 Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 500 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000 acenursing.org Nursing Assistant Program • Illinois Department of Public Health 525-535 W. Jefferson Street Springfield, IL 62761-0001 ( Physical Therapist Assistant Program • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education 1111 N. Fairfax Street Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 684-2782 Automotive Technology Program • National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation 101 Blue Seal Drive, Suite 101 Leesburg, VA 20175 (703) 669-6650 Fax: (703) 669-6125 ACCREDITED BY • The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400 Chicago, IL 60602-2504 (312) 263-0456 Fax: (312) 263-7462 Morton College is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic Serving Institution PARA INFORMACIÓN EN E SPAÑOL LLAME AL (708) 656-8000, OPCIÓN 2 IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS Tuition and Fees Tuition and fees are subject to change by official action taken by the Morton College Board of Trustees. Review of tuition and fees will occur at times deemed necessary by the Board in conjunction with the College administration. For up-to-date information visit our website at morton.edu. Course Cancellations Courses will be held as scheduled unless cancelled due to insufficient enrollment or other College considerations. The College reserves the right to cancel any course for insufficient enrollment or for other reasons deemed necessary by the College. The College, at its discretion, may adjust course starting and ending dates as well as meeting times or days. Should a course be cancelled, a full refund of tuition and fees will be issued. For more information, please see the Tuition Refund Schedule on our Web site at . Licensure Requirements Students enrolling in instructional programs with state and/or federal licensure requirements, including residency and employment eligibility requirements, should contact the appropriate regulatory agency prior to enrolling in classes. Student Right to Know MC is pleased to provide this informational resources for students as required under federal and state regulations and/or college policy, and to increase students’ accessibility to essential information. For details, please visit: morton.edu/About-Morton/Student-Right-To-Know-Information. 3801 South Central Avenue, Cicero, Illinois 60804 (708) 656-8000 | morton.edu i STUDENT QUICK GUIDE HOW CAN WE ASSIST YOU? Call (708) 656-8000. For specific questions dial extensions below. FINANCIAL AID? The Financial Aid Office, Ext. 2428, can provide information on the various forms of financial aid available. REGISTERING FOR COURSES? We highly recommend seeing an Academic Advisor for academic guidance; make an appointment with an Academic Advisor today, Ext. 2250. The Office of Admissions and Records, Ext. 2346, can answer admission or registration questions. PLACEMENT TESTING? The Testing Center, Ext. 2250, can help set up a testing appointment. PAYING YOUR TUITION? For information on tuition payment options and due dates call the Cashier’s Office, Ext. 2268 or the Business Office, Exts. 2305 through 2308. TRANSFERRING COLLEGE CREDITS? The Academic Advising Center, Ext. 2250, can provide information on transferring college credit. ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS? Adult Education programs include ELA (English Language Acquisition), high school completions preparation courses, as well as tutoring for English language and literacy learners, Ext. 2407. For tutoring dial Ext. 2383. COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS? Information about Community Education programs is available through the Adult Education, Community Programming and Outreach Office, Ext. 2281. OBTAINING A STUDENT ID? The Student Activities Office can provide information about when and where ID cards may be obtained. Dial Ext. 2318. CAMPUS SAFETY The Campus Safety Office at Ext. 2200 can provide assistance with vehicle/room lock-outs, vehicle jump starts, escort to vehicle, and lost and found. Academic Advising Center Ext. 2250 See Page 70 Admissions and Records Ext. 2346 See Page 3 Adult Education, Community Programming Ext. 2407 and Outreach See Page 84 Business and Professional Services Ext. 2382 See Page 99 Campus Police Ext. 2200 See Page 71 Child Care Center Ext. 2284 See Page 72 Financial Aid Ext. 2428 See Page 21 Library Ext. 2321 See Page 73 Fitness Center Ext. 2274 See Page 79 PARA INFORMACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL, LLAME AL (708) 656-8000, OPCIÓN 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS Academic Calendar .............................................iv Mission Statement ...............................................vi Diversity Statement ............................................vii College History .................................................... v Campus Quick Guide ........................................ viii Getting Started at Morton College....................... 1 Tuition and Fees................................................ 13 Financial Aid ...................................................... 21 Registration ....................................................... 31 Academic Information and Campus Regulations........................................................ 37 Degree and Certificate Requirements ............... 63 Student Services ............................................... 70 Adult Education, Community Programming and Outreach..................................................... 83 Business & Professional Services..................... 99 Educational Programs ..................................... 103 Course Descriptions ........................................ 206 Trustees, Administration, Professional Staff, Faculty and Staff ..............................................298 Academic Glossary ......................................... 311 Index ................................................................ 318 Campus Map ................................................... 322 iii ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2015-2016 FALL SEMESTER 2015 Semester Begins (All Classes) ............................ August 24 100% Refund........up to 8 calendar days from start of course 50% Refund............... 9–16 calendar days from start of course Labor Day Recess (College Closed) ...............September 5–7 College Fair ..........................................................September 30 Columbus Day (College Closed) ........................October 12 Midterm Week .............................................. October 18-24 Graduation Petition Deadline ...........................November 1 Spring ‘16 Registration Current students—30+hrs. completed ............November 2 Spring ‘16 Registration Current & new students ........................................November 9 Veterans Day (College Closed)......................November 11 Last Day to Withdraw .......................................December 4 Thanksgiving Recess (College Closed) ..November 26–29 Final Exam Week .....................................December 12–18 Winter Recess Begins (No Classes) ...............December 19 SPRING SEMESTER 2016 Martin Luther King Day (College Closed)..January 18 Semester Begins (All Classes) ...........................January 19 100% Refund........up to 8 calendar days from start of course 50% Refund.........9–16 calendar days from start of the course In-Service Day (No Classes) ............................ February 15 Pulaski Day (College Closed) .................................March 7 Midterm Week ............................................... March 13–19 Spring Break (No Classes)........................ March 25-April 3 Graduation Petition Deadline .................................... April 1 Fall & Summer ‘16 Registration Current students—30+hrs. completed ..................... April 2 Fall & Summer ‘16 Registration Current & new students .................................................April 11 Last Day to Withdraw .................................................May 6 Final Exam Week ...............................................May 13–19 Commencement .......................................................May 20 Memorial Day (College Closed) ...............................May 30 SUMMER SESSION 2016 First 5-Week Session ..............................May 31–June 30 Last Day to Withdraw (for 1st 5-Week Session) .....June 23 8-Week Session .................................... June 13–August 4 Graduation Petition Deadline ..................................... July 1 Second 5-Week Session ..........................July 5–August 4 Independence Day (Closed)....................................... July 4 Last Day to Withdraw (for 8-Week Session) ............ July 28 Last Day to Withdraw (for 2nd 5-Week Session) ..... July 28 iv *Refund will be based on length of course. Check with Office of Admission and Records or Cashier’s Officefor details. COLLEGE HISTORY Morton College, the second oldest community college in Illinois, was founded in 1924 to meet the educational demands in the growing communities of Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other near western suburbs which were a national hub of economic activity. As the community grew, so did Morton College. Originally housed at Morton East High School, the College was governed by the Morton High School Board of Trustees from 1924 until district residents voted to form the independent, Community College District No. 527 in 1966. Finding a home of its own became the greatest challenge for the new independent college. It took several years to find the right site in a built-up community. In the meantime, the College leased classrooms at Morton East, storefronts and in community churches. Construction began on the current Morton College campus at Pershing Road and Central Avenue in 1973. Twenty-one months later, the campus opened and quickly became the pride of the community. Long-term residents as well as aspiring young immigrants attended the school to realize their dreams. Over the decades, Morton College’s university transfer program has become known state-wide for academic excellence. The College’s curriculum and mission also has expanded to include career, community, continuing and adult education programs. Just as the College started in 1924 with 11 teachers and 76 students dedicated to a future-oriented philosophy, the College renews that commitment at the beginning of the 21st century with a series of renovations and upgrades to keep the College relevant long into the next century. The renovated, award-winning Library opened in 2005 with triple the number of computers, wireless access, group study rooms and a cyber-café. Science and computer laboratories were upgraded to state-of-the-art facilities that rival any in the country. A Student Success Center, which houses a number of important student services such as tutoring, placement testing and career assistance, opened in 2007. Students also are able to relax between classes in the Center, which is equipped with contemporary technology. And finally, to tie it all back to the College’s start in 1924, the College honors the rich industrial past of the community through the 2007 opening of the Hawthorne Works Museum and Heritage Hall which pays homage to the thousands of individuals who lived and worked in the community. Today, Morton College continues to move forward in welcoming new and future students wanting to find meaning in their lives and prosper through higher education. v COLLEGE MISSION AND GOALS MISSION To enhance the quality of life of our diverse community through exemplary teaching and learning opportunities, community service, and life-long learning. GOALS • Maximize the College’s resources to support student learning. • Conduct ongoing assessment of student learning to discover new ways to help students succeed. • Develop responsive curricula and programs to serve community needs. • Encourage community families to embrace the educational opportunities Morton College provides. MISIÓN Y OBJETIVOS DE MORTON COLLEGE MISIÓN Enriquecer la calidad de vida de nuestra comunidad a través de modelos ejemplares de enseñanza y aprendizaje, servicios comunitarios y oportunidades de aprendizaje perdurables. OBJETIVOS • Maximizar los recursos institucionales enfocados al aprendizaje de nuestros estudiantes. • Evaluar contínuamente el proceso de aprendizaje de nuestros estudiantes con el objectivo de proporcionarles nuevas formas de apoyo para lograr el éxito. • Desarrollar programas educativos que respondan y sirvan las necesidades de la comunidad. • Motivar a las familas de nuestras comunidades a aprovechar las oportunidades que Morton College ofrece. vi DIVERSITY STATEMENT Diversity at Morton College is more than just a variety of people with different backgrounds. It is at the core of who we are as an educational culture and it supports our goals as an organization. Consistent with its mission of social responsibility and community involvement, Morton College continually works “to enhance the quality of life of our diverse community.” _______ Source: The Morton College Academic Plan for Excellence. vii CAMPUS QUICK GUIDE Building A (1) Cashier's Office (2) Financial Aid (3) Jedlicka Performing Arts Center Location First Floor First Floor First Floor Ext. 2268 2428 2230 Building B (4) Academic Advising Center (5) Adult Education Information Center (6) Admissions and Records (7) Library Location First Floor First Floor First Floor First Floor Ext. 2250 2373 2346 2321 Building C (8) Adult Education, Community Programming and Outreach (ELA and HS Completion) (9) Bookstore (10) Business Office (11) Cafeteria (12) Campus Safety (13) Career Planning & Placement Office (14) Community Education (15) Individual Learning Center (Tutorial Services) (16) Student Activities (17) Student Union (18) Testing Center (19) Transfer Services Location 220C 134C 203C First Floor 119C SSC* 223C SSC* SSC* SSC* SSC* SSC* 2407 2222 2305 2458 2200 2468 2281 2465 2261 — 2250 2245 Building D (20) Child Care Center (21) Physical Plant Location 105D 116D Ext. 2284 2221 Building E (22) Athletics/Vais Gymnasium (23) Fitness Center Location 202E 116E Ext. 2370 2274 Building F (24) Maintenance Location First Floor Ext. Ext. — Note: All room locations followed by an asterisk (*) are located in the Student Success Center (SSC), 2nd floor, Building C. 12 17 8 th 37 e Str et 15 16 18 14 9 13 19 20 C 21 10 B 7 6 45 3 1 2 ntra viii 11 E A Ce N D l Av enu e 24 F 22 23 GETTING STARTED AT MORTON COLLEGE 2 Easy Steps for Enrollment 3 Admission to the College for Freshmen 3 Admission to Health Career Programs 4 Admission Requirements for University Transfer Students 4 Transfer of Credit to Morton College 5 IAI Participating Schools Chart 7 Illinois Articulation Initiative 7 Transfer Agreements 8 Joint Educational Agreements 9 Chargeback Policy 10 International Students 11 Educational Guarantees 1 GETTING STARTED EASY STEPS FOR ENROLLMENT “I WANT TO ENROLL IN A DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM.” Follow Steps 1A, 2, 3, 4 and 5 ’ O S A R S A O A CO RS S Follow Steps 1A, 2, 3, 4 and 5 S O REAPPLY.” A S A OR O CO A A O Follow Steps 1B, 2, 3, 4 and 5 A O A A OR CO CA O CO RS S.” See the Adult Education, Community Programming and Outreach chapter in this catalog, or see the infromation on the Student Quick Guide. 1A Fill out New Student Information Form* Fill out an application form and submit it to the Office of Admissions and Records along with a copy of your high school transcripts or GED test scores, as well as transcripts from all colleges previously attended. Resubmit New Student Information Form* You must reapply for admission to Morton College if you have been away for more than five years. Fill out a re-application form and submit it to the Office of Admissions and Records. It is not necessary to fill out a re-application form if you have taken a course at Morton College within the last five years. 1 2 Take the Placement Test Students intending on enrolling in an English, math or a course that has a math or English prerequisite must take a placement test before registering. Students may be exempt from placement testing based on previous college credit or ACT scores. For more information, contact Academic Advising at (708) 656-8000, Ext. 2250, to schedule an appointment. PANTHERPALOOZA PantherPalooza is our new student orientation and first time registration session. Academic Advisors will be present to assist. Please call 708-656-8000x2150 to make a reservation. 3 4 Register for Courses Register for courses in the Office of Admissions and Records located on the first floor of Building B. 5 Pay Tuition and Fees You may make your payment in person or online as follows: • Online - Deferred payment plan through Nelnet (FACTS) • Cashier’s Office - cash, check, VISA, MasterCard and Discover • Online - Visa, MasterCard and Discover NOTE: You will receive a tuition bill at the time of registration from the Office of Admissions and Records. If payment is not received by the due date, you may be dropped from your courses. If you are dropped from your courses, you may re-register with no guarantee of obtaining the same course schedule. Additionally, non-attendance does not constitute official withdrawal from your courses. It is the student’s responsibility to officially withdraw from a course. Unless you officially withdraw from a course, you are still responsible for all tuition and fees for any course for which you have registered. The College refunds tuition and fees only when official drop forms are properly completed, authorized and processed through the Office of Admission and Records and only according to the Tuition Refund Table found in the current Morton College course schedule. Telephone requests for courses to be “dropped” are not accepted. **Please note that some health programs have additional admission requirements and a selective admissions process. To obtain an enrollment package, contact the Office of Admissions and Records at (708) 656-8000, Ext. 2346. GETTING STARTED AT MORTON COLLEGE ADMISSION TO THE COLLEGE FOR FRESHMEN Morton College’s open-door admission policy is dedicated to serving all individuals demonstrating the ability to benefit from the instruction offered and meeting one of the following criteria: • Individuals who are high school graduates from a regionally accredited high school, General Education Development (GED) recipients, or individuals who are at least 18 years of age. • Individuals 16 years of age who are still in attendance at a high school may be admitted for accelerated college enrollment on the basis of the high school’s recommendation. Contact the Office of Admissions and Records at (708) 656-8000, Ext. 2346, for more information. Official high school transcripts are required and students must have the written consent of their high school principal or counselor. • Stu...
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  • Fall '19
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Morton College, Community colleges in Illinois

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