Mountain View College, popularly termed as MVC, is affiliated with the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD). MVC was established in 1970. Mountain View College is accredited to award associate’s degrees by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. This educational institution offers associate’s degrees in arts, sciences, and teaching. Students can also opt for Emphasis Degrees, and Field of Study Degrees.
The Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree is approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. It is a lower-division course that leads to the Texas teacher certification.
The college has designed a special “emphasis” degree applicable in specific majors, designed for students who wish to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree at another institution. It includes the college core curriculum in addition to the student’s desired major programs. Students pursuing an emphasis degree should work closely with an advisor to ensure that all courses are transferred to the major at the student’s preferred institution.
Mountain View College offers distance learning programs as well. The college also has certificate courses as a part of the Career and Technical Program offerings.
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Mountain View College provides has an open admissions policy. Students can apply online at the official college website. Applicants can even download and print the application, then fill in the form and can mail or fax it. The college needs a fully completed application form, furnished with official high school transcripts, a copy of GED certificate and/or a copy of any diploma acquired by the applicant. Depending on the type of applicant, the college may demand additional documents. Freshmen must be at least 18 years of age with a GED certificate or high school diploma.
Financial aid may be classified as gift aid which includes grants and scholarships that students are not required to repay, work study which involves an award that must be earned through employment and loans which must be repaid.
Mountain View College offers more than 350 scholarships through the Dallas County Community College District Foundation (DCCCD) that is committed to help students achieve their educational goals. Students can also opt for a special DCCCD program called Rising Star. The college helps students in obtaining financial aid through programs like the Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement Award, and the R. Jan LeCroy Scholars Program.
Applicants need to fill in a financial aid application, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal aid is granted only to U.S citizens. Texas residents can apply for Texas state aid.
The department of Student Programs and Resources (SPAR) concentrates on enhancing development values and leadership skills through co-curricular activities such as travel excursions, and out-of-town study programs. SPAR has a number of clubs like Aviation Club, Chess Club, Art Club and the Student Government Association (SGA). Through SPAR, students can join the college Student Club which helps them to meet local and national speakers, and volunteers within the community.
Students get the opportunity to visit homes of famous writers during the Boston Excursion held in the spring semester. Breckenridge Educational Center and Washington D.C. are among the summer leadership programs held annually at the college. Students interested in the legislative process get a chance to participate in active democracy in the Austin Internship held during the spring break week bi-annually.
Apart from this, the college offers a vast array of exciting experiences to succor academic success and ensure intellectual growth. The college enlists volunteer support from outstanding students who play an integral part in a vast range of campus activities.
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Mountain View College boasts of an elaborate College Athletic Department that aims at fostering a holistic development of mind and body of their students. The college is a part of the Metro Athletic Conference and athletics teams participate in Division III varsity sports. Men’s sports include baseball, soccer, and basketball. The college has women’s athletics team for volleyball, soccer and basketball.