Honors Program

Expand your intellectual, cultural and social horizons through our Honors Program—a unique opportunity for high-ability students in our Associate in Arts and Associate in Science transfer degree programs to thrive in a challenging academic environment. You’ll take charge of your learning while enjoying small classes of 15 or fewer fellow students and creative, stimulating work with professors who serve as mentors and facilitators.

  • Two years of academic challenge, creativity and critical thinking
  • Personalized Advising
  • Eligible to compete for full-tuition scholarships
  • Cultural experiences
  • Social activities with Honors faculty, students and Honors Committee members
  • Honors designation on your transcript
  • Recognition at Commencement
  • Enhanced transfer opportunities with highly selective 4-year transfer partners

The College awards 25 Honors Program Scholarships each year to students who commit to completing the Honors Program and their degree at the College. Awards are based on merit and unmet need. Scholarships will meet 100% of unmet need up to the cost of full tuition. Students whose financial aid determinations show no unmet need are eligible to compete for completion based merit scholarships that are renewable each semester provided the student meets all program requirements. Students who wish to be considered for an honors scholarship must:Apply to the College and the Honors Program
Have filed a FAFSA
Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
Be pursuing first post-secondary degree
Be enrolled for 14 or more credits per semester
Be a resident of Montgomery County
Have unmet need as determined by the Financial Aid Office
Students accepted into the Honors Program are required to:

  • Complete a minimum of 9-12 credits of Honors courses.
  • Complete an experiential learning activity consisting of either a 3 credit Honors Experience course, 2 non-credit faculty led service learning activities, or a capstone project and presentation in the major.
  • Monthly attendance and participation in the Honors Club.
  • Participation in one service activity and one intellectual activity each semester.
  • Maintain an overall GPA of 3.2

The admission requirements for the Honors Program at Montgomery County Community College for the dual enrollment student or recent high school graduate are any two of the following.

  • High school cumulative grade point average of 3.4, or to the satisfaction of the College, of equivalent grades.
  • Top 20% of high school graduating class.
  • SAT or ACT scores at the 75% percentile or better.
  • PSSA scores at Advanced Proficiency
  • Gifted Education IEP
  • Two letters of recommendation from a high school educator.

  • All new students must complete a personal interview with the Honors Coordinator that convinces the interviewer that the student has the ability and desire to participate at a satisfactory level.

To be eligible for the Honors Program, current and transfer students need at least one of the following.

  • A 3.2 grade point average from the previous semester, with a minimum of 12  completed credits.
  • Two faculty recommendations
  • SAT or ACT scores at the 75% percentile or better.
  • PTK eligibility or membership

  • All current students must complete a personal interview with the Honors Coordinator that convinces the interviewer that the student has the ability and desire to participate at a satisfactory level.

There are two ways to participate in the Honors Program:

  1. Complete the full Honors Program - Students in all A.A. A.F.A. and A.S. programs may elect to complete the full Honors Program to receive an Honors Designation on their degree.
  2. Enroll in Honors courses only- Any student who has completed 12 college credits with a minimum 3.2 GPA may elect to take Honors courses while they complete the requirements of their degree program upon graduation

Students Applying for Full Program

  • Complete the MCCC Online Application
  • Complete the online Honors Application
  • Complete required College Placement Tests in English, Math and Reading; all test results must be at the college level; those who have taken and passed college-level AP courses or have SAT scores of 500 or higher may waive the English and Reading placement tests; Math placement test is required for all students; see placement testing information
  • Provide two letters of recommendation from faculty, counselors, administrators or mentors
  • Provide all SAT, AP or IB scores to the college

Students Applying for Individual Courses Only

  • Complete the MCCC Online Application
  • Complete the online Honors Application
  • Submit college transcript showing completion of 12+ college level credits completed with 3.2 GPA or higher OR high school transcript with 3.5 GPA
  • Provide one letter of recommendation from faculty, counselors, administrators or mentors

Once your application and supporting documents have been received, you will be contacted by the Honors Program Coordinator to set up an appointment for a personal interview.For more information, call 215-641-6415, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or write
Honors Program Coordinator
Montgomery County Community College
340 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Since 1984 we have hosted an active chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (the National Honor Society for Community Colleges), whose purpose is to

  • recognize and encourage student scholarship
  • offer numerous leadership and service opportunities
  • promote an intellectual climate for the exchange of ideas
  • provide stimulation for continuing academic excellence

To be eligible for membership, you must

  • Maintain a 3.5 or higher grade point average
  • Have earned a minimum of 12 credits from the College
  • Be of good moral character and possess recognized qualities of leadership

To apply, visit the Student Leadership and Involvement Office at either our Central Campus in Blue Bell or our West Campus in Pottstown.

 
YEAR 1 of 2 – EVEN ACADEMIC YEARS (2016-2017) 

Fall Spring
English 101 College Composition English 102 College Composition
Speech 120 Public Speaking Speech 120 Public Speaking
History 101 Ancient Western Civilization History 205 American History Civil War -Present
Psychology 101 Introduction to Psychology Sociology 101 Introduction to Sociology
Math 131 Statistics I

Honors 203 – Honors Experience Seminar

  SUMMER (ALL YEARS)
Honors 111 – Special Topics - Introduction to Chinese Culture (online) 


YEAR 2 of 2 – ODD ACADEMIC YEARS (2017-2018) 

Fall Spring
English 101 College Composition English 102 College Composition
Speech 120 Public Speaking Speech 120 Public Speaking
History 102 European Western Civilization

History 203 American History First Contact-Civil War

Anthropology 104 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Sociology 101 Introduction to Sociology

Economics 121 Macroeconomics

Honors 203 – Honors Experience Seminar

 In addition, the following Honors courses will be scheduled if there is sufficient interest and/or need:
Biology 115 – Environmental Biology (Fall Semesters)
Biology 120 – Introduction to Biology (Spring Semesters)
Honors 203 – Honors Experience Course (Summer Semesters)


This Program will be available in the Fall 2016 Semester. 

This 12-credit international online experience for exceptional students introduces the basic skills for global entrepreneurship, leadership, and human resource management in a cross-cultural world. Students will engage in international online coursework and will have the opportunity to find, finance, and participate in an international study experience, developing a global mindset, preparing them for work in a global economy. Students must have completed at least 12 college credit hours and maintain a 3.5 grade point average to participate. This certificate may be combined with a certificate in Marketing or in Organizational Leadership in the Management A.A.S. program, or with the Business Administration A.S.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Collaborate with members of the College and community organizations to develop and finance appropriate personal plans for study abroad and international business education.
  • Clearly write well defined solutions for international business opportunities, and leadership and human resource management problems.
  • Succeed in an international study opportunity.

 

Curriculum

First Semester: Fall

ETP 110 HONR Entrepreneurial Essentials 3
MGT 112 HONR Principles of Leadership 3
(6 Credit Hours)    

Second Semester: Spring

MGT 131 HONR Human Resources Management 3
(ILIAD) International Leadership in Action and Discovery 0
(3 Credit Hours)    

Third Semester: Summer 1

HON 111, SPA 111, or SPA 112* Special Topics in Honors International Study, World of Spain, or World of Latin America 3
(3 Credit Hours)    

*SPA 112: “The World of Latin America” is offered in the Spring, rather than in Summer 1. If the students wish to take SPA 112, they should complete the ILIAD on-line unit in the Fall. Otherwise, the student should complete the ILIAD on-line unit in the Spring. ETP 110 HONR will be taught online by faculty at UCLA. MGT 112 HONR will be taught online by faculty at the University of Johannesburg. MGT 131 HONR will be taught online by faculty at the University of South Carolina. One option for HON 111 will be taught online by faculty at the Beijing Language and Culture University. 

Total Semester Credit Hours: 12

Date Created: 5/4/16

 

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