A little information about MCC
Posted by Admissions at MCC (+373) 9 years ago
A little information about Miles Community College

2012 is starting with a bang at Miles Community College. January 18th we had our first day of class for the spring semester. MCC also had a home basketball game that night. This gave a boost to the basketball team as they beat a tough opponent. As a student at Miles Community College, you can count on a committed faculty and staff to help you reach your educational goals. Whether you are preparing to transfer to a four-year university or wanting to enter the workforce, we have a transfer degree or a career and technical degree to suit your needs.

Miles Community College subscribes to the philosophy of a comprehensive community college, including an "open door" admissions policy designed to encourage all adults to continue their educations. Anyone over the age of 18 is admitted to the College if they have a high school diploma, GED, or satisfactory COMPASS scores. Students can begin at their own level and continue at their own pace, part-time. For more information about enrolling at Miles Community College, contact the Admissions Office at 406-874-6100, 1-800-541-9281, or [email protected]

Miles Community College encourages all degree-seeking students to apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Completion of the FAFSA is required to qualify for the federal and state grants administered by Miles Community College. Over $1.1 million dollars in federal and state grants were disbursed to MCC students in 2010-2011. The FAFSA priority deadline is March 1 and MCC's federal code is 002528. For assistance with financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office at [email protected], 406-874-6208, or 1-800-541-9281. For a current listing of college costs, please visit our website at www.milescc.edu.

Miles Community College administers over 450,000 in scholarships to currently enrolled students, transfer students, traditional and non-traditional students, and student athletes. These awards are intended to recognize scholastic and athletic excellence and support specific programs offered at the College. The scholarship deadline is March 15th for students beginning the fall semester and December 15th for students enrolling in the spring semester. Applicant must also have applied for admission to MCC.

Miles Community College has something unique for Montana Colleges and Universities. Grow Eastern Montana Plan is an opportunity to attend Miles Community College and pay in-state tuition instead of paying out-of-state or Western Undergraduate Exchange(WUE) costs! Students who are residents of North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Saskatchewan benefit from this program. Apply now to make your education more affordable.

Student Support Services offer a wide range of resources to help all students succeed. There's bound to be a program, a support system, or an activity that's right for you! The Center for Academic Success offers free academic support services, including advising, counseling, and tutoring. Continuing education, workforce training, and personal enrichment classes are also available. MCC Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner specials as well as many grill and snack options. The Cafe also has City Brew Coffee as well as wireless internet and multiple televisions for student enjoyment. Full-time students enjoy free use of Miles Community COllege's recreation center (Centra) featuring: weight room, various aerobic training equipment, racquetball courts, gym, all-weather track, and golf simulators.

Miles Community College has two living options available that provide students with a safe, healthy, affordable living and learning environment. Pioneer Hall houses up to 124 residents in double and single rooms that have a shared private bathroom for every two rooms. The Lodges house up to 48 residents and offer apartment-style housing. Each Lodge has a central living space including a kitchenette, shared bathroom, and two individual bedrooms.

Miles Community College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association, Region IX. Intercollegiate sports are offered including baseball for men and basketball, cheerleading, golf, and rodeo for men and women. Scholarships are available for all of these sports. Other campus activities for students are Ag club, Honors program, Multicultural club, College Campus Ministry, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Student Ambassadors, Student Senate, and Rodeo club.

Miles Community College provides students access to distance education through online classes and interactive television (ITV). MCC offers over 95 online classes. Seventeen programs are offered 80% or more online. The Associate of Arts and Associate of Science transfer degrees are available entirely online, presuming students have met course placement requirements. Online and ITV courses provide students with flexibility in scheduling and the opportunity to take classes from home.

Here is some information about our students: Student population 550; 64% Female, 36% Male; 66% fulltime, 34% part time; 49% Custer County Residents; 44% Montana Residents; 7% Non-Resident; 61% Associate Transfer Degrees; 39% career technical degrees; Student:Faculty Ratio 12:1

You can find a lot more information about Miles Community College at www.milescc.edu. Also check us out on Facebook.
Posted by Wil Nelson (+81) 9 years ago
I attended MCC from the fall of 62 through December of 64 and can not say enough positive things about MCC. In those days it was located in the old Milwaukee Depot. Cost to attend for a full year was ONLY about $125 including books or maybe it was for the quarter. The teachers were excellent and one I remember in particular was a Mr. Kiely(sic, once again unsure of the spelling of the last name) who taught History. Had it not been for this institution and teachers like him I most likely would never have gone to college let alone graduate with an engineering degree. I was commissioned in the US Army and later worked in the Nuclear Industry. The opportunities provided by MCC allowed me to afford a rather good standard of living to say the least.