Oct 20, 2021  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Academic Resources


 

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MCC offers a variety of academic resources, services and programs to assist students and enable them to successfully complete their studies. These collegewide resources include the campus libraries, tutoring services, and support services for those with disabilities.

 

   

Academic Computing

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MCC students are provided access to the Middlesex Community College Portal (myMCC) on the college website (mymcc.middlesex.mass.edu), e-mail, the Internet and the World Wide Web, and have open access to computers at various locations on campus. Campus computers are equipped with software for word processing, spreadsheet and other applications to work on academic projects and assignments.

In Bedford, open computer access is available in the library and Writing Center, located in the Academic Resources Building (Building 1). In Lowell, computers are available in the library (Federal Building), the Writing Center (City Building, LC 406B),  and in the Derby Building (88 Middle St., Room 204). Please check the specific hours of availability for each facility on the myMCC Web portal, as times may vary and are subject to change.

In addition, wireless network computer access is available in most areas of Middlesex, including the libraries and cafeterias on both campuses. To read MCC’s Computer and Network Usage Policy in full, see Policies and Regulations   

Academic Support Program and Tutoring Services

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The goal of MCC’s Academic Support Program and its Academic Centers for Enrichment (ACE) is to help students “learn how to learn” and thereby develop the skills necessary to be successful students. MCC ACE Centers provide a challenging and supportive environment, where students can work independently and collaboratively. They can achieve academic success by gaining an understanding of their learning styles, and by mastering learning strategies that can be applied to their courses.

Located on both the Bedford and Lowell campus, ACE offers drop-in help, as well as group and individual appointments, depending on the subject matter. Tutoring and support in writing, reading/study skills, math, science, computer applications, computer science, accounting, business, economics, nursing and ELL (English Language Learner) courses are offered. Online tutoring and support is also available in many subjects.

The Academic Support Program also provides Supplemental Instruction for most STEM courses and many English Composition courses. Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders provide weekly study groups for students enrolled in targeted science, technology, engineering and mathematics and English composition courses.

Students are encouraged to visit the ACE Centers early in the semester. Hours and locations differ. For more information, call 781-280-3591 or visit our website: www.middlesex.mass.edu/ace.

Academic Support Services for Students with Disabilities

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The Disability Support Services (DSS) Office at Middlesex provides support for individuals who have physical, psychiatric or learning disabilities. Students with documented disabilities may be eligible for accommodations and/or services which could include testing accommodations, note-takers, pre-registration advising, assistive technology and/or tutoring. For further information about disability support services, call 781-280-3630.

Library Services

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The MCC Libraries, located in Bedford and Lowell, provide a rich and diverse on-site collection, computer access, printing and study spaces for all members of the Middlesex community. Student Success Librarians and other library staff are available in person and virtually to assist students with finding research materials and conducting academic research. The Libraries’ website offers 24/7 online access to over 700,000 full-text articles, videos and eBooks. 

Student Success Librarians offer face-to-face or online classroom instruction in all aspects of Information Literacy. These lifelong learning skills transform the MCC educational experience and empower all students to achieve their personal, academic, and career goals.

As a member of the Higher Education Libraries of Massachusetts (HELM) network, MCC participates in a cooperative arrangement that permits students to borrow from a shared collection of more than 500,000 items in a variety of formats.

Visit the MCC Libraries online. To visit us in person, the Bedford Campus Library is located in the Academic Resource Center (Building 1) 781-280-3708. The Lowell Campus Library is located in MCC’s Federal Building, 50 Kearney Square 978-656-3004.

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