Degrees at Miles Community College
Posted by Admissions at MCC (+372) 10 years ago
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Posted by Kelly (+2801) 10 years ago
AWESOME! Thanks for sharing that. I knew you offered a lot of degrees, but this was a great way of showing just how many. Kudos!
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Posted by Its Me (+177) 10 years ago
It would be nice if MCC would offer

Electronics Engineering Technology
Computer Engineering Technology

They are 2 year programs that gain you a certificate in both areas. They can be taken and completed in the same 2 years. They both can be expanded to 4 year degrees and Montana has several places that offer the 4 year degree but none that offer a 2 year program that I can find.

The Electronic Engineering Technology curriculum prepares individuals to become technicians who design, build, install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, equipment, and systems such as industrial/computer controls, manufacturing systems, communication systems, instrumentation systems and power electronic systems.

A broad-based core of courses, including basic electricity, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, and microprocessors, ensures the student will develop the skills necessary to perform entry-level tasks. Emphasis is placed on developing the student's ability to analyze and troubleshoot electronic systems.

The EET program allows for students to major in Electronics with either and Elective in Computer Upgrade and Repair, or in the field of Instrumentation Process Control

Graduates should qualify for employment as engineering assistants, or electronic technicians with job titles such as electronics engineering technician, field service technician, maintenance technician, electronic tester, electronic systems integrator, bench technician, instrumentation technician, and production control technician

The Computer Engineering Technology curriculum provides the skills required to install, service, and maintain computers, peripherals, networks, and microprocessor and computer controlled equipment. It includes training in both hardware and software, emphasizing operating systems concepts to provide a unified view of computer systems.

Course work includes mathematics, physics, electronics, digital circuits and programming, with emphasis on the operation, use, and interfacing of memory and devices to the CPU. Additional topics may include communications, networks, operating systems, programming languages, Internet configuration and design, and industrial applications.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in electronics technology, computer service, computer networks, server maintenance, programming, and other areas requiring a knowledge of electronic and computer systems. Graduates may also qualify for certification in electronics, computers, or networks

Just a thought.
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1916) 10 years ago
As with many programs, finding the funds and the instructors is a huge problem.
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Posted by David Schott (+18059) 10 years ago
"It would be nice if MCC would offer

Electronics Engineering Technology
Computer Engineering Technology"


With eastern Montana's extensive technology sector it is a real shame the local colleges don't have a program to help these businesses meet their staffing needs. As it is, these local employers are having to search far and wide to bring in qualified technology people. The Star's help wanted section is always loaded with ads for EET/CET job openings that seem to go unfilled for great lengths of time.

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Posted by montanaman (+297) 10 years ago
A lot of credits will not transfer to other colleges they forget to mention that! I am a graduate of MCC and they had a great electoronics program years ago!
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Posted by jw (+122) 10 years ago
I attended MCC and every one of my credits transfered. I was more than pleased with my experience at MCC and find that I now encourage others to start at MCC.
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Posted by Maryann McDaniel (+249) 10 years ago
What kinds of "dual credit" courses do you offer through MCC and the high school? We have students who begin at Texas A&M and UT as sophomores because of this. Does Montana even offer a dual credit program? Sure saves our parents some big bucks.
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Posted by Nancy Okerman (+223) 10 years ago
There is a wonderful dual credit program through MCC. Our daughters both graduated from Custer County District High School with 16 "dual enrollment" credits from MCC that they earned while attending Honors classes at CCDHS. They classes included Humanites, Government, English, and Math. There may be others I am not aware of. Every single one of their credits transferred to their subsequent four year Universities. For those 16 credits we paid right in the neighborhood of only $700!
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+15310) 10 years ago
Note: **** Inside Humor Ahead **** **** You either get this or you don't ****

I am stunned that there is no degree in "umm... umm... umm..." . It sure felt like those lectures were an entire degree program.
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Posted by Admissions at MCC (+372) 10 years ago
Hello, my name is Erin Niedge - I am the Director of Educational Support Services at MCC. Part of my duties on campus include advising new students, and serving as transfer coordinator, assisting students in our A.A. and A.S. degree programs with the transfer process. Miles Community College credits DO transfer, in state and out!

Through transferability initiatives within the Montana University System (MUS), the transfer process has been streamlined significantly and transferring within the state of Montana has never been easier. Thanks to a Common Course Numbering policy adopted by the Board of Regents and utilized by the entire MUS, courses deemed equivalent across the MUS are now named and numbered exactly the same on every campus. For example, WRIT 101 College Writing I, and CHMY 141 College Chemistry I are exactly the same at MCC as they are at MSU-Bozeman, UM-Missoula, Montana Tech, Dawson Community College, the MSU-Great Falls College of Technology, etc. The majority of undergraduate courses statewide have already gone through the Common Course Numbering review process, and these courses MUST be accepted for transfer at the receiving MUS campus. If students are having difficulty transferring our courses elsewhere, we want to know about it so the issue can be addressed and resolved to best meet the needs of the student!

The Montana University System transfer webpage at http://www.mus.edu/Transfer/transfer.asp further explains the Common Course Numbering system, and transfer options including the MUS Core, general education core, and A.A. and A.S. transfer degrees.

The MUS page does make an important distinction between various degrees that I think many may not realize: "The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) is ordinarily considered a terminal degree, and is intended to prepare students for immediate employment, usually in a technical or occupational field. Although all credits must be accepted in transfer as electives, the degree is not designed for students who want to transfer, and students should not expect to apply their A.A.S. coursework to meet the requirements of a bachelor's degree." The Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees offered by MCC are designed to transfer. Students who know they want to eventually receive a 4-year degree should not enroll in an A.A.S. or certificate program and expect all courses to transfer (except as electives). We take proper advising of students seriously at MCC, and will work with students to ensure that they are enrolled in the MCC degree program that is the best fit for their educational and career goals. For example, a student who intends to eventually enroll at the MSU-Bozeman College of Agriculture will be advised into one of our Agriculture/Animal Science A.S. degrees, rather than the A.A.S. or C.A.S. in Agriculture.

As Nancy explained, we do have great partnerships with area high schools which allow students to earn dual enrollment credits. Certain honors courses at CCDHS, PRCDHS in Broadus, and Colstrip High School can also earn college credit at MCC, and students pay only college fees ($44 per credit) - tuition is waived, making this a very affordable way to earn transferable college credits before even graduating from high school. MCC also offers a summer Jump Start program, providing the same discount to high school students for certain courses, both on campus and online, offered during our summer term.

If you have any questions about academic programs, transfer options, or credit opportunities for high school students, please feel free to contact me at 874.6211 or [email protected] You may also contact Brent Lemer, our Admissions Representative, at 874.6178 or [email protected]

Thank you!
Erin Niedge
Director of Educational Support Services at MCC
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3712) 10 years ago
I took honors English and Physics in high school, which I could have taken for college credit, but I preferred to wait and pay 20x the amount when I had to retake those classes in college. Brilliant plan.
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1916) 10 years ago
When I went to university MANY years ago, I went in to the English department and told them I refused to take freshman English. They were so short-handed to teach freshman English, the secretary stamped my form and off I went. No questions asked. I found out later about the CLEP exams, but I had enough credits by then.
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Posted by Mandi (+351) 10 years ago
The MCC nursing program is AMAZING. I graduated 2 years ago, so well prepared for the field. Passed the NCLEX with flying colors! It is never to late, and you are never to old to chase your dreams......
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