Students at Mohawk Valley Community College Utica Branch may choose from over 90 certificate and degree programs that are organized into five different interdisciplinary Academic Centers including Arts & Humanities, Learning and Language Design, Life & Health Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Science, Engineering & Applied Technology and Social Sciences, Business & Information Sciences.
Because it is Mohawk Valley Community College’s goal that every student succeed, academic counseling and tutoring isoffered on-campus for no additional charge. There are also informal, class-specific study groups that students may choose to participate in to either give or get academic assistance.
MVCC has an extensive study-abroad program both as part of an in-house program and via the entire SUNY program. Students have the opportunity to study either in other countries or in different regions of the United States in order to gain a broader perspective of their careers, their country, and their chosen course of study. There are programs of different lengths starting at just a couple of weeks and going as long as an entire year.
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Mohawk Valley Community College at Utica has an open admissions policy and accepts all students who demonstrate an ability to benefit from instruction. Some programs do have prerequisites though, and it may be recommended that some students take remedial courses prior to being accepted into that program if prerequisites aren’t met. There may also be placement tests required.
New students need to complete the online application and submit official high school transcripts or a copy of a GED as well as any college transcripts if applicable.
Previous students do not need to complete the application process again. These students should contact the Student Services Center. Also, international students and transfer students have additional documentation requirements so these students should work closely with Mohawk Valley Community College to ensure that a complete application packet is submitted.
Students who have not completed a traditional high school diploma program or GED program may be required to take the Ability to Benefit from Instruction test. These students may also have program or course restrictions and may be required to complete a New York State GED through college coursework.
Mohawk Valley Community College at Utica offers financial aid in the form of need-based and merit-based scholarships, grants, loans and work-study opportunities. Students wishing to apply for aid need to complete the Free Application for Fiancial Aid (FAFSA) that’s available online starting in January. In order to be eligible for all of the forms of aid possible, students should apply for aid as soon as they are accepted into MVCC.
Mohawk Valley Community College Utica Branch has an NJCAA Region III athletics organization that is perhaps one of the most well-rounded community college sports organizations in the country. The Hawks have about a dozen individual teams and roughly the same amount of team sports including men’s and women’s basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, indoor track, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and track & field. Additionally, men may play baseball and ice hockey and women may play softball and volleyball.
In addition to intercollegiate teams, MVCC Utica also has a well-developed intramural program and recently built the Robert R. Jogensen Athletic Events Center which added 46,000 square feet of space to an existing gymnasium. The Center features 3 basketball, tennis and volleyball courts and has a practice facility for soccer and lacrosse. There are also indoor batting cages for both softball and baseball as well as an indoor track facility that even facilitates pole vaulting and a has a long jump pit.
The Center is ideal for the athletics organization as well as the student and faculty body. There is a 6000-square-foot fitness center, locker room areas, and a renovated pool. In addition, there’s a student retention center, a state-of-the-art athletic training room and a studio for yoga and aerobics. Finally, the Jorgensen Center seats up to 2700 people for special events such as concerts and conferences.
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The State University of New York was established in 1948 and is a network of 64 unique colleges and universities throughout the state of New York that include all types of schools from small community colleges to one of the top veterinary schools in the country. The schools are spread throughout the state so that nearly every New York resident is within commuting distance to one and many of the schools offer educational and degree cooperation with one another. Combined, SUNY offers more than 7000 degrees and certificate programs. Many of the schools have top-notch research facilities and the system attracts expert faculty from a variety of fields. SUNY is committed to providing the highest quality education at affordable prices to students both in-state and from the rest of the country and around the world.
Located in Utica, NY, Mohawk Valley Community College offers certificates and associate degrees both to students who wish to start a new career and to those who wish to transfer to a 4-year college or university in order to complete a baccalaureate degree. MVCC is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) network and has transfer agreements with many colleges both in the SUNY network and beyond. The school also participates in SUNY’s study abroad program in order to supplement their own.
The Mohawk Hawks offer many different individual and team sports and students may also play intramurals. In addition, there are numerous student clubs and organizations as well as a brand-new athletic events center that offers a full range of sports activities including a pool and several different kinds of sports courts and arenas. The college offers on-campus housing so that students may learn to live independently while still taking advantage of the security and safety of being surrounded by peers.
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