For students acquiring technical skills and knowledge for employment after graduation.

Administration of Justice Corrections Option

Program Description

The Administration of Justice Certificate was developed out of the expressed needs of local law enforcement, other police sciences agencies and correctional institutions. The Certificate in Administration of Justice is designed to enhance the job performance of existing criminal justice personnel and to provide basic education for prospective officers and professionals. The Certificate allows specialization in one of two fields in Law Enforcement or Corrections

Opportunities for Employment

Areas of employment enhanced by this curriculum are commercial and industrial security officer, local, state, and federal law enforcement officer, or corrections personnel.

Program Requirements

Students are required to take English and mathematics placement tests. Developmental classes in these areas may be required. Students may not take a course out of normal sequence without the approval of your instructor.

For Further Information Contact:

Administration of Justice Corrections Option (406-01)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course # Course Title Credit  
ADJ 100 Survey of Criminal Justice 3  
ADJ 105 Juvenile Justice 3  
ADJ 140 Introduction To Corrections 3  
ADJ 107 Survey of Criminology 3  
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
FIRST YEAR SPRING
ADJ 146 Adult Correction Institutions 3  
ITE 119 Information Literacy 3  
ADJ 241 Correctional Law I 3  
    Social Science Elective 3  
ADJ 246 Correctional Counseling 3  
ADJ 296 or 198 On-Site Training Criminal Justice or Seminar and Project 3  
Total Minimum Credits for Degree 34  

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Administration of Justice Law Enforcement Option

Program Description

The Administration of Justice Certificate was developed out of the expressed needs of local law enforcement, other police sciences agencies and correctional institutions. The Certificate in Administration of Justice is designed to enhance the job performance of existing criminal justice personnel and to provide basic education for prospective officers and professionals. The Certificate allows specialization in one of two fields in Law Enforcement or Corrections

Opportunities for Employment

Areas of employment enhanced by this curriculum are commercial and industrial security officer, local, state, and federal law enforcement officer, or corrections personnel.

Program Requirements

Students are required to take English and mathematics placement tests. Developmental classes in these areas may be required. Students may not take a course out of normal sequence without the approval of your instructor.

For Further Information, contact:

Administration of Justice Law Enforcement Option (406-02)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course # Course Title Credit
ADJ 100 Survey of Criminal Justice 3
ADJ 111 Law Enforcement Organization and Administration 3
ADJ 131 Legal Evidence 3
ADJ 107 Survey of Criminology 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
FIRST YEAR SPRING
ADJ 130 Introduction to Criminal Law 3
ITE 119 Information Literacy 3
ADJ 236 Principles of Criminal Investigation 3
    Social Science Elective 3
ADJ 227 Constitutional Law for Justice Personnel 3
ADJ 296 or 198 On-Site Training Criminal Justice or Seminar and Project 3
Total Minimum Credits for Degree 34

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Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (Certificate)

The Air Conditioning & Refrigeration program is designed to provide you with the job skills necessary for employment as a beginning electrician or as repairer of air conditioning equipment. Special emphasis is placed upon the installation and repairing of residential and commercial air conditioning units. The program is offered during the day and on a part-time basis in the evening.

Opportunities for Employment

The Certificate in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration is designed to prepare you for occupations such as Air Conditioning Services & Installation Technician, or beginning Electrician (residential, commercial, or industrial wiring).

Program Requirements

Students are required to take English and mathematics placement tests. Developmental classes in these areas may be required. Students may not take a course out of normal sequence without the approval of your instructor.

For Further Information Contact:

Certificate Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (903)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course # Course Title Credit  
AIR 111 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Controls I 3  
AIR 121 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I 4  
ELE 140 Basic Electricity & Machinery 4  
ELE 131 National Electric Code I 3  
BLD 110 Intro to Construction 3  
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
FIRST YEAR SPRING
AIR 112 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Controls II 3  
AIR 154 Heating Systems I 3  
AIR 230 Geothermal Applications I 3  
ELE 156 Electrical Control Systems I 3  
ELE 110 Home Electric Power 3  
SECOND YEAR SUMMER
AIR 116 Duct Construction and Maintenance 2  
ENG 111 College Composition I     
AIR 298 Seminar and Project 3  
    Social Science Elective 3  
MTH 103 Applied Technical Mathematics I 2  
Total Minimum Credits for Certificate 48  

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Clerical Assistant

Program Description

The Clerical Assistant certificate is designed to prepare persons for an entry-level position in an office. Keyboarding, filing, word processing, administrative support technology courses, and general education courses provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary for performance in today’s automated office.

Opportunities for Employment

In the immediate area and throughout the nation, business, industry, and government offices have job opportunities for entry-level office workers.

Program Requirements

Students are required to take English and mathematics placement tests. Developmental classes in these areas may be required. Students may not take a course out of normal sequence without the approval of your instructor.

For Further Information Contact:

Clerical Assistant (218)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course #

Course Title

Credit

ACC

115

Applied Accounting

3

AST 

107

Editing/Proofreading Skills

3

AST

141

Word Processing I

3

ENG

111

College Composition I

3

AST

236

Specialized Software Applications

3

MKT

170

Customer Service

1

SDV

100

College Success Skills

1

FIRST YEAR SPRING

AST

108

Telephone Techniques

1

 AST 137

Records Management

3

AST

150

Desktop Publishing

1

AST

155

Intro to Desktop Info Management

1

AST

160

Learning the Internet for Business

1

AST

238

Word Processing Advanced Operations

3

MTH

141

Business Mathematics

3

PSY

120

Human Relations

3

SDV

106

Preparation for Employment

1

Total Minimum Credits for Certificate

34

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General Education

Program Description

The General Education Certificate is designed as an intermediate step on the student’s progress toward a two or four-year degree. This certificate is awarded as recognition of completion of a core of specified general education requirements in the associate degree program. The associate degree is the gateway for transfer to a senior institution through one of many articulation and guaranteed admission agreements currently available to MECC students. For more information on programs for transfer to four-year colleges, review MECC’s Associate of Arts & Sciences degree programs.

Program Requirements

Students are required to take English and Mathematics placement tests. Developmental classes in these areas may be required. Students may qualify for college credit for verified on-the-job experiences.

Students are encouraged to check the mathematics requirements of the four-year college or university to which they plan to transfer to determine the appropriate courses to be taken at MECC. In addition, students should contact the appropriate four-year institution to determine the transferability of electives. Students planning to become teachers should check the requirements of Teacher Education programs at four-year institutions.

The college’s Transfer Counselor or faculty advisors are available to assist students in selecting courses for transfer.

For Further Information Contact:

General Education Certificate (695)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course # Course Title Credit
BIO 101 General Biology I 4
ENG 111 College Composition I 3

MTH

151 or 163 Math for Liberal Arts I
or Pre-Calculus I
3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
    Social Science Elective 3
FIRST YEAR SPRING
BIO 1021 General Biology II 4
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
    Humanities Elective2 3
MTH 152 or
164
Math for Liberal Arts II
or Pre-Calculus II
3
    Social Science Elective 3
Total Minimum Credits for Certificate 30

1Students may substitute CHM 111/112, or PHY 201/202. 2See approved list of humanities courses

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Industrial Maintenance

Program Description

The Industrial Maintenance Certificate Program is intended to meet the increasingly sophisticated maintenance needs of institutions, businesses, and industries. As systems become more computerized and complex, new maintenance skills are needed to keep machines at peak performance. With a broad-based approach touching on a cross-section of technical skills, the Industrial Maintenance Certificate Program provides entry level skills for these emerging industry needs. The Certificate Program can also provide significant retraining skills for individuals who have a technical background but want additional employment opportunities.

Opportunities for Employment

With the successful completion of the industrial Maintenance Certificate Program, graduates should be prepared for a wide variety of entry level maintenance positions in health care institutions, schools, businesses, mining and manufacturing industries.

Program Requirements

Students are required to take English and mathematics placement tests. Developmental classes in these areas may be required. Students may not take a course out of normal sequence without the approval of your instructor.

For Further Information Contact:

Industrial Maintenance (990)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course # Course Title Credit
DRF 160 Machine Blueprint Reading 3
ELE 140 Basic Electricity and Machinery 4
MTH 103 Applied Technical Mathematics 3
SAF 126 Principles of Industrial Safety 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
FIRST YEAR SPRING
ELE 156 Electrical Control Systems I 3
IND 137 Team Concepts & Problem Solving 3
MEC 266 Applications in Fluid Mechanics 3
WEL 198 Seminar & Project 3
SECOND YEAR SUMMER
ELE 239 Programmable Controllers 3
ENG 111 College Composition 3
MEC 205 Piping & Auxillary Systems 3
IND 125 Installation and Preventative Maintenance 3
    Social Science Elective 3
Total Minimum Credits for Certificate 41

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Legal Office Assisting

Program Description

The Legal Office Assisting program is designed to provide entry-level legal assisting skills for individuals preparing for positions in private law firms, mortgage companies, banks, title insurance companies, firms in or associated with the mining industry, private corporations, government and administrative agencies. Specialized courses in legal assisting and word processing are complemented by general education courses.

Opportunities for Employment

The Legal Office Assisting program prepares students for a wide range of entry-level positions in the legal/paraprofessional field.  

Program Requirements

Students are required to take English and Mathematics placement tests. Chances of success in this field are increased if students have good organizational skills and like to work with people. Classes are offered both on-campus and online.

For Further Information Contact:

Beth Snodgrass
276.523.2400 ext.  257

Fran Doyle, Assistant Dean
276.523.2400 ext. 313

Legal Office Assisting (261)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course #

Course Title

Credit

AST

108

Telephone Techniques

1

BUS

241

Business Law I

3

ENG

111

English Composition I

3

LGL

110

Introduction to Law & the Legal Assistant

3

LGL

120

Legal Terminology

3

SDV

101

Orientation to Business Programs

1

MKT

170

Customer Service

1

FIRST YEAR SPRING

AST

141

Word Processing I

3

AST

238

Word Processing Advanced Operations

3

LGL

115

Real Estate Law

3

LGL

117

Family Law

3

MTH

141

Business Mathematics I

3

AST

155

Introduction to Desktop Management (Outlook)

1

AST

160

Learning the Internet for Business

1

Total Minimum Credits for Certificate

32

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Medical Office Coding and Procedures

Program Description

The Medical Office Coding & Procedures certificate is designed to provide entry-level skills for individuals preparing for employment in the health care industry as medical coders, medical office assistant, medical secretaries, insurance billing specialist, or medical records technicians.  The curriculum provides basics in medical, diagnostic and procedural terminology and coding, medical office procedures and the reporting of data to third party payers, insurance companies and government agencies for reimbursement.

Opportunities for Employment

Students will have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills required to perform a variety of specialized duties with competence and understanding. The Medical Office Coding & Procedures certificate will help prepare you for a wide range of entry-level positions in health care facilities such as clinics, private medical practices, and hospitals.

Program Requirements

Students are required to take English and mathematics placement tests. Developmental classes in these areas may be required. Students may not take a course out of normal sequence without the approval of your instructor.

For Further Information Contact:

Medical Office Coding & Procedures (285)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course # Course Title Credit
AST 108 Telephone Techniques 1
AST 141 Word Processing I 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
HIM 111 Medical Terminology I 3
HIM 130 Health Care Info Systems 3
ITE 119 Information Literacy 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
FIRST YEAR SPRING
AST 271 Medical Office Procedures 3
HIM 112 Medical Terminology II 3
HIM 150 Health Records Management 3
HIM 253 Health Records Coding 4
HIM 265 Facility Based Medical Coding 3
SECOND YEAR FALL
AST 215 Medical Keyboarding 3
NAS 171 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
HIM 254 Advanced Coding & Reimbursement 4
MTH 141 Business Math I 3
    Social Science Elective 3
Total Minimum Credits for Certificate 50

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Nursing – LPN

Program Description

The Practical Nursing curriculum is designed to prepare beginning practitioners with the knowledge and skills, as entry level nurses, to care for patients of all age groups. Students will be prepared to assist in meeting the health needs of the community through provision of quality nursing care as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN). The program length is three semesters (one year). The program offers two admissions per year – during the spring and fall semesters.

Accreditation

This program is fully approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing. The Practical Nursing program, as part of Mountain Empire Community College, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Opportunities for Employment

Opportunities for the Licensed Practical Nurse include employment in nursing homes, clinics, day-care centers, school systems, physicians’ offices, rehabilitation facilities, industry, the military, home health, hospitals, and private duty nursing.

Admission Forms

To view admission forms and other program related documents, visit the MECC Student Forms Page under Health Science Program Admissions. 

Nursing (157) Practical Nursing

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST SEMESTER (FALL OR SPRING)

Course # Course Title Credit
ENG 111 College Composition I1 3
PNE 161 Nursing in Health Changes I 6
PNE 143 Applied Nursing Skills 1
MTH 126 Math for Allied Health2 2
PNE 173 Pharmacology for PN’s 2
PNE 155 Body Structure & Function3 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
SECOND SEMESTER (SPRING OR SUMMER)
PNE 162 Nursing in Health Changes II  10
PNE 158 Mental Health Nursing 1
PNE 295 Care of Children 2
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology4 3
THIRD SEMESTER (SUMMER OR FALL)
PNE 164 Nursing-Health Changes IV  10
PNE 195 Care of Maternal and Newborn Clints 2
HLT 130 Nutrition and Diet Therapy1 2
PNE 145 Trends4 1
Total Minimum Credits for Certificate 49

1ENG 111, SDV 100, HLT 130, PSY 230 are curricular courses and may be repeated; but, must be completed by the end of program.

2MTH126 is a curricular course and may be repeated but must be completed prior to admission or within the first semester for program progression.

3PNE 155 – may substitute BIO 141 and 142 for PNE 155. BIO 141 and 142 must be completed prior to or within first and second semesters for program progression. Due to BIO 141 and 142 being an acceptable substitute to PNE 155, failure within BIO 141 or 142 will count towards one of the PNE course failures.

4PSY 230- Students wishing to bridge or continue in the RN program will need to take PSY 231 and 232 instead of PSY 230.

5PNE 145 – PNE 199 supervised study course required if 90% probability on NCLEX predictor is not achieved during Trends.

Students may take all non-nursing courses prior to entrance into the LPN program. However, after admission, courses must be taken and successfully completed during the defined curricular schedule.

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Admission Requirements

Admission to the Practical Nursing program is a selective process. The Practical Nursing program is open to applicants who are free of any physical or mental condition which might adversely affect performance as a member of the nursing profession. In addition to the requirements for admission to the college, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of Practical Nursing Program Application for each academic year interested in being considered for the Practical Nursing program.
  • State accredited high school diploma, home school diploma, or GED.
  • High school/GED Graduates with less than twelve (12) transferable college credits
  • The cumulative high school GPA will be used when less than twelve (12) transferable college creditsare completed. The GPA for GED recipients will be computed based on the total GED score.

Applicants are solely responsible for completing and/or submitting the following items:

  • MECC  application for admission to the college
  • MECC Practical Nursing Program Application (Spring Semester – accepted August 1 – October 1;   Fall Semester – accepted March 1 – June 1). Applicants will be notified of status for admission during the month following application deadline.
  • A copy of high school transcript or GED scores and any college transcripts must be submitted to Enrollment Services attached to the Application for Practical Nursing as part of the application packet.
  • It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure the application file is complete and all supporting documents have been received in Enrollment Services/Admission.

Anyone who has been convicted of a federal or state felony or misdemeanor (excluding minor traffic violations) and anyone with a history of drug or alcohol habituation should arrange for a conference with the Program Director or a nursing faculty member upon application to the program.

Admission to Practical Nursing program is based upon:

  • College placement scores indicating readiness for MTH 126 or higher
  • College placement scores indicating readiness for ENG 111
  • Biology with a lab (high school or college) with a “C” or better. Applied biology and/or ecology does not satisfy this requirement. Biology requirements must have been completed within five (5) years of application. PNE 155, BIO 101 or BIO 102, BIO 141 or BIO 142, BIO 145, NAS 171 will meet the admission requirements.
  • Cumulative GPA will be calculated at 40% into the overall scoring rubric. GED recipients will be ranked according to their general equivalent diploma scores. The most current grade recorded for coursework will be used in admission consideration.
    • TEAS 6 entrance testing
  1. Applicants must complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS ). Testing can be completed in Student Services a maximum of twice a year-once for Fall and once for Spring placement. Tests will be administered during the month of July/August and November/December (or as timing allows). Applicants must complete all sections on the TEAS. The individualized adjusted score will be calculated at 25% into the overall scoring rubric.
  2. Students can choose to use previous completed TEAS testing scores. Testing scores must be completed and dated within the last two (2) years.
  3. Testing fee: $55.00. (price for testing subject to change).
  4. Paying for TEAS testing: Fees for TEAS  testing must be paid by credit card, debit card, or prepaid card in the business office. Please bring one of these methods of payment with you on the day of your test. Pay in the business office. Take the yellow receipt to student services as proof of payment. Student services will help you get your test started.
  • Study guides for the TEAS test can be found online at www.atitesting.com, uniontestprep.com/teas, the Wampler Library on MECC campus, other resources to research: search term: TEAS  study guides
  • General Education Course Requirements. These are the required general education program courses that will be used to give points towards admission. Students will receive credit for up to 14 credits for completed non-nursing coursework. These courses will be calculated into the overall scoring rubric at 35%. Students are highly encouraged, but not required, to complete this coursework prior to submission of application.
    1. -ENG 111- 3 credits
    2. -MTH 126- 2 credits
    3. -HLT 130- 1 credit
    4. -SDV 100- 1 credit
    5. -PSY 231 and 232 – 6 credits (recommended for those students planning for LPN to RN bridge)
    6. -PSY 230 – 3 credits
    7. -BIO 141 and 142- 8 credits (recommended for those students planning for LPN to RN bridge)
    8. -PNE 155 – 3 credits
    9. –BIO 145 – 4 credits

Other admission point availability:

On the day of the TEAS test, certified nurse aides with a minimum of 1,000 hours and 6 months’ work experience wishing to receive credit for work experience must submit to the program director:

  • A copy of their board certification and an officially sealed letter from human resources verifying length of work experience (1,000 hours or 6 months minimum), area of experience, and contact information.
  • All documentation will be verified by the program director.
  • Selection of Cohort:
  • Applicants, submitting applications on time, will be admitted by highest to lowest scores. Applications received after the deadline may be considered: 1) if the cohort is not filled or 2) when current enrollment grades are posted. Applicants must have minimum 53 points on the scoring rubric to be considered for admission.
  • Students should refer to the Practical Nursing Admission Process and the Health Science Program Application for published deadlines and admission criteria.
Scoring Rubric
Criteria Weight Calculation Score
Cumulative GPA (high school or college) 40% GPA:_________X 10 __________
General Education Courses completed 35% Grade Points Earned_____/up to 14 X 35 __________
TEAS V testing 25% IAS TEAS V score ________X 0.25 __________
 
Possible bonus points:      
Certified nurse aid and work experience +10 points +10 points  
    Scoring rubric total: __________

 

Students should refer to the Practical Nursing Admission Process and the Health Science Program Application for published deadlines and admission criteria.

 

Special Note

The State Board of Nursing has the authority to deny licensure to any applicant who has violated any of the provisions of 54.1-3008 of the Code of Virginia. Any student entering the Practical Nursing program who has committed any legal offenses other than minor traffic violations should discuss these matters with the Program Director of the Practical Nursing program prior to application.

Program Requirements

Orientation:

  • Students accepted into the program are required to attend a mandatory orientation to the program. During this orientation, all requirements to begin training will be discussed. Acceptance letters will outline date, time, and location for orientation.

Physical examination / Immunization requirements:

  • Individuals accepted into the program must pass a physical examination given by a licensed physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant and be free of any physical or mental condition, which would adversely affect performance as a member of the nursing profession. Physical examinations documentation must be dated within six (6) months of program admission.
  • Physical demands in this program include duties that frequently require squatting, bending, kneeling, reaching, stair climbing, lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, frequent pushing and pulling up to 200 pounds with assistance, and occasional lifting and carrying up to 51-74 pounds. Duties also require constant use of sight, hearing, touch, and speech. Environmental conditions include procedures that involve handling blood and body fluids using standard precautions.
    1. Immunizations must be current,
      1. If students are unable to provide proof of immunization, titers proving immunity to diseases must be submitted.
      2. A tuberculin test is required on admission and yearly while in the program, except for previous positive reactors who must have a chest x-ray.
  • MMR X3,
  1. tetanus every 10 years,
  2. varicella X2 (or documented history), and
  3. Hepatitis B series X3.
  • Students must receive an annual flu vaccination or submit physician proof of documented allergy.
  • Students must also be certified in CPR (American Heart Association Healthcare Provider or American Red Cross Professional Provider).
  • Students are NOT covered under any type of medical insurance through Mountain Empire Community College. Any and all expenses related to medical issues/injuries, whether personal or training related, is the sole responsibility of the student.

Criminal Background Check/Drug Screening

Background checks for criminal history and sex offender crimes against minors are required for entrance into clinical agencies. Students with convictions may be prohibited from clinical practice and may not be allowed to complete the program. Any questionable background check will be reported to the clinical agency. Clinical agencies have final say whether a student may attend clinical or not. If a student is denied admission into the clinical agency, the student will not be allowed to finish the program.

Clinical agencies require drug testing prior to placement of students for clinical rotations. Students with positive drug test results will be prohibited from clinical practice and will not be eligible to complete the program. The cost of criminal background checks and drug testing will be the responsibility of the student.

Program Progression

Any student who earns a final grade lower than “C” in any listed curricular course must repeat the course and earn a final grade of “C” or better before taking the next course of sequence. Students are encouraged to repeated courses within the next available semester but must be completed within one year of admission. If over one year, students will be required to submit an application and repeat all PNE coursework. Students will be allowed ONE course failure and repeat of ONE PNE course or recognized course substitute. Upon failure of second course, student will be dismissed from program, regardless of the semester.

Students are allowed two withdrawals from PNE courses. Upon the third withdrawal, the student will be dismissed from the program.

Applicants and enrolled students within the Practical Nursing program must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Any applicant or enrolled student who fails to maintain a GPA of 2.0 or greater will be dismissed from the program.

All students will be required to complete ATI proctor exams in PNE 161, PNE 164, PNE 158, PNE 173, PNE 136 (OB and pediatrics), and PNE 145. Regardless of letter grade, a level 1 proficiency score is required to successfully complete the above listed coursework. Students who do not achieve a level 1 proficiency score will be given a grade of “F” and be required to repeat the coursework. Students who are unsuccessful (grade D or F) within coursework will not be allowed to take the ATI proctor exams and will be given the grade earned for that course.

Reminder, students may only fail and repeat one PNE, or accepted substitution, course. Upon second failure, student will be dismissed from program.

In the third semester (PNE 145), students will be given an ATI predictor exam. Students are required to score a minimum of 90% probability of passing boards on first attempt. Students will have two (2) attempts to earn the minimum score of 90% probability. Students who do not score the minimum of 90% probability on the exit exam will be given a grade of “F” for the course. Students will be required to repeat the PNE 145 coursework and take PNE 199-supervised study (graded as: satisfactory/unsatisfactory). Upon satisfactory completion of PNE 145 and PNE 199 coursework, students will be required to retake the probability exams. Students will be given two (2) attempts to score 90% or greater probability of passing on first attempt. If 90% probability is not achieved, students will be given a grade of “F” in PNE 145 and will not earn the certificate of practical nursing and will be ineligible to retake the practical nursing certificate coursework.

Virginia Community College System policy states that no course may be taken more than twice (original enrollment and one repeat). There will be no exceptions to this policy.

Reapplication to the Practical Nursing program

  1. If a student is not admitted to the program but wishes to reapply for the next year’s class, he/she MUST complete a new Practical Nursing Program Application form and submit it to Enrollment Services/Admission prior to established deadlines for the next year.
  2. Students dismissed for academic reasons can reapply to the Practical Nursing program one time only. These students must complete the nurse aid program, obtain certification, and obtain at least 1,000 hours or 6 months work experience prior to submitting application for re-admission. Students must also repeat all PNE coursework regardless of previous letter grade.

 

  • Transfer into the Practical Nursing program
    1. Students wishing to transfer from other colleges’ nursing programs will be given consideration by the program on an individual basis.
    2. Students requesting to use TEAS scores from another institution or nursing program must have completed the test within the previous two (2) years prior to admission into the Practical Nursing program. It is the student’s responsibility to submit copies of the TEAS testing results to enrollment services with their application.
    3. Students who transfer from another State Board of Nursing approved program will have to complete the following to receive credit: a) apply and meet all program admission requirements, b) Skills lab final exam and performance exam/check off, c) Medical math test with 90% accuracy (3 attempts allowed), d) complete a final comprehensive exam on transfer materials with 80% or greater score, and e) Received a grade of “C” (80% or higher) on any course requested for transfer.

 

Special Considerations

Practical Nursing is an academically rigorous program, but one having the potential to provide a rewarding career for participants.

Practical Nursing classes begin in the fall and spring of each year. This program is a limited enrollment program that accepts a maximum of 25 students in the spring semester and 30 students in the fall semester.

Medical Insurance coverage and personal liability for expenses related to injury and/or illness is the sole responsibility of the student. The College nor program assumes no responsibility for medical expenses and does not provide health insurance for students.

Financial Requirements

Students are responsible for the following costs in addition to tuition, fees, and book costs: uniforms, CPR/First Aid certification, immunizations, physical exam, medical equipment (stethoscope, sphygmomanometer, pen light, watch with second hand, etc.), and mandatory review and testing services (ATI) throughout the program. Upon completion of training, students will be eligible to sit the NCLEX-PN examination. All fees related to licensure examination are the student’s responsibility. Students are also responsible for their own transportation to the college and all clinical sites. Students who fail to meet these responsibilities will not be able to continue in the program. The anticipated cost of training: $7500.00 (subject to change as prices fluctuate).

 

Radiography

Program Description

Students pursuing degrees in Cardiovascular Technology, Dental Hygiene, Pre-Pharmacy, Radiography, Cardiopulmonary Science Concentrations or Surgical Technology can obtain general education credit for these programs at Mountain Empire community college and then transfer these credits to other colleges in the region that offer degrees in these programs. The Associate of Arts & Sciences degree programs of study at MECC are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree, usually the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science Degree.

When you enroll at MECC in the College Transfer program, you will be assigned a faculty advisor. You are urged to acquaint yourself with the most current requirements of the major department at the college or university you plan to transfer to following your study at MECC. It is important that you work closely with your MECC faculty advisor or transfer counselor in planning your program.

Program Requirements

Requirements at the following colleges/universities are subject to change annually. Please make sure you have the most current information.  The following programs have a selective admission process and are highly competitive. These MECC general education courses transfer into the following programs either as prerequisites to the program or as required courses within the program. Please note that MECC does not offer program courses for these degrees. Students can obtain the following general education courses and then transfer to the college or university offering his/her program. Please schedule an appointment with your advisor of the transfer counselor as soon as possible to make sure you are enrolled in appropriate course. Please check with your advisor regarding the scheduling of classes, as some courses are offered during certain semesters only.

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Radiography Concentration Transfer to ETSU

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course # Course Title Credit
BIO 141 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
ENG 111 College Composition  I 3
HIS 121 United States History I 3
MTH 1631 Pre-Calculus 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
FIRST YEAR SPRING
BIO 142 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
HIS 122 United States History II 3
MTH 1572 Elementary Statistics 3
SECOND YEAR SUMMER
BIO 2054 General Microbiology 4
SECOND YEAR FALL
CHM

101 or

111

General Chemistry I or

College Chemistry I

4
ENG   Literature 3
CST

100 or

105

Principles of Public Speaking or Oral Communication 3
    Fine Arts Elective3 3
    Humanities Elective 3
SECOND YEAR SPRING
MTH 271 Applied Calculus 3
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3
ITE 119 Information Literacy 3
    Social/Behavioral Science Elective3 3
Total Minimum Credits for Certificate 59

1MTH 163 requires MTE 1-9 competency on the math placement test.2MTH 157 requires MTE 1-5 competency on the math placement test. 3Electives- * Social/Behavior Science Elective (3 Hours) – Choose one of the following: PLS 211 or SOC 200. * Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3 Hours) – choose one of the following: Literature (ENG 241,242, 243, 244, 251, or 252); Music (MUS 121); ART (ART 100, 101, or 102); Humanities/Fine Arts Electives must be content based and not skilled based. * The remaining credit hours can be fulfilled by the successful completion of any transfer elective course. A science course is recommended. 4Traditionally, BIO 205 is taught during the Summer Session. For Admission and Program criteria, visit: http://www.etsu.edu/crhs/alliedhealth/radiography/

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Welding (Certificate)

Program Description

A certificate in Welding is designed to prepare students for employment as apprentice welders immediately upon completion of the curriculum. Technical courses and shop experience comprise the majority of the program. The remaining courses are in related subjects and general education.

Opportunities for Employment

The Certificate in Welding will prepare students for the occupational goal of welder.

Program Requirements

Articulation course credits may be earned by the validation of welding skills learned in a vocational school or on-the-job experience. Entry into the program requires regular application to the College and regular Welding program requirements and recommendations of the vocational welding instructor or verification of basic skills by an employer.

For Further Information Contact:

Paul Gilley
pgilley@mecc.edu
276.523.2400 ext. 334

Tim Austin
taustin@mecc.edu
276.523.2400 ext. 692

Tommy Clements, Dean
tclements@mecc.edu
276.523.2400 ext. 431

WELDING CERTIFICATE (995)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course # Course Title Credit  
MTH 105 Survey of Technical Math I 2  
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
WEL 100 Fundamentals of Welding 3  
WEL 110 Welding Process 3  
WEL 115 Arc and Gas Welding 3  
WEL 123 Arc Welding I 3  
FIRST YEAR SPRING
ENG 100 Basic Occupational Communication 3  
WEL 124 Arc Welding II 3  
WEL 130 Inert Gas Welding 3  
WEL 141 Welder Qualification Tests 3  
WEL 198 Seminar and Project 3  
    Social Science Elective 3  
SECOND YEAR SUMMER
WEL 126 Pipe Welding I 3  
WEL 160 Semi-Automatic Welding Process 3  
WEL 129 Pipefitting & Fabrication 3  
Total Minimum Credits for Certificate 42  

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