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  • Bookstore

    The McLennan Bookstore is located on the first floor of the Dennis F. Michaelis Academic Center (MAC) and is open Monday through Thursday 7:45 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 7:45 a.m.-2 p.m., and Saturday 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Hours are extended during back-to-school weeks. Summer hours may vary. Visit the bookstore website or call 254-299-8685 for more information. Textbooks can also be purchased or prepaid online.

    Selected textbooks are available for rent. For more information on textbook rentals, visit www.rent-a-text.com. Textbooks that meet the buyback policy requirements may be sold back to the bookstore. Books are bought back every day, and a student ID is required.

    The average cost for books for a full-time student is approximately $602 per semester. College T-shirts, hats, and other clothing items are available at the bookstore, along with school supplies, greeting cards, soft drinks, candy, and various other convenience items.

  • Campus Maps

    Campus maps are available on the Campus and Contact Us Web pages.

  • Career Services

    Current and former students are welcome to use Career Services at McLennan Community College. The Career Services team offers a variety of workshops and seminars to help students with choosing a major that will prepare them for their career, along with resume writing, interviewing skills, networking, and job searching. In addition, Career Services provides personality and interest assessments to help students develop goals and plans based on their interest, values, education, skills, personality type, and life style preferences. Additional online resources may be found online at Career Services.

    For more information or to schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor, please call Tina Lyles at 254-299-8681.

  • Center for Academic Excellence

    The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) is located on the ground floor of the Student Services Center and provides students with numerous services and resources, including tutoring and essay help. Whether working on a paper or recording a presentation for class, students can find help for all their academic needs at CAE.

    All McLennan and University Center students can get free help with classes through a variety of resources, including a computer lab, study rooms, recording space, and tutors. Students may come as individuals or in groups.

    CAE offers:

    • Individualized tutoring and one-on-one support
    • Writing support for essays, research papers, presentations, and most forms of academic writing
    • Help with almost every discipline
    • Workshops on specific topics
    • Assistance with Blackboard, email, and WebAdvisor
    • Assistance with technology: using MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and other common computer applications
    • Computerized tutorials and resources: Smarthinking, Plato Learning, SmarterMeasure, and others

    CAE provides students with a single location to learn about McLennan's services and resources and find assistance for most academic needs.

    For more information, visit the Center for Academic Excellence website or call 254-299-8500. For technical difficulties with McLennan technology, please contact the McLennan Help Desk at 254-299-8077.

  • Child Care

    Child care may be possible on a space-available basis at the McLennan Child Development Center, located in the Community Services Center. An application for services is required. The center is generally open Monday through Friday from 7:15 a.m.-5:15 p.m. and follows the college's schedule (e.g. holidays, campus closings). For more information, call 254-299-8720.

    There is a cost for this service. Financial assistance for child care or transportation may be available to eligible students through the Support and Empowerment Program. Application for assistance is required. Meeting eligibility requirements does not guarantee funding.

    For more information, call the Support and Empowerment Program at 299-8569.

  • Community Clinic at McLennan

    The Community Clinic at McLennan is a partnership between McLennan Community College and the Family Health Center. Located in McLennan's Community Services Center (4601 N. 19th St.), the facility serves as a primary care clinic for the college's students and employees and the community.

    Services include exams, immunizations, management of acute illnesses and stable chronic illnesses, lab services, x-rays, and minor surgery. The clinic accepts Medicare, Medicaid, most private medical insurance, and the Family Health Center's Good Health Card discount program.

    For more information, visit the Community Clinic website or call 254-313-5800.

  • Computers

    Computers are available to students at a number of campus locations. Each department that oversees a computer lab/facility has the authority to regulate and prioritize the use of its computers and programs, as well as to set time limits regarding Internet and email access and to establish printing policies.

    See the full policy on Responsible Use of College Computing Resources for details on McLennan's Computer Use Policy. Also see the Library section of the Highlander Guide.

  • Copy Machines and Scanners

    Copy machines are available for student use in the library, located on the third floor of the Learning Technology Center. A color printer and three scanners are also available in a self-service area adjacent to the library information desk. Copy and print charges must be paid with the Highlander OneCard.

  • Counseling Services

    McLennan offers free counseling for all students on campus, including those taking classes from partner schools through the University Center. Through a partnership with Tarleton State University, Counseling Services provides free, confidential counseling for emotional, relationship, family, and academic concerns. Counseling Services is located in the Wellness & Fitness building in room 101.

    Make an appointment to meet with a counselor by calling 254-299-8210 or emailing counseling@mclennan.edu.

  • Disabilities/ADA

    In accordance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the regulations published by the U.S. Department of Justice 28 C.F.R. 35.107(a), McLennan's designated ADA coordinators — Dr. Stephen Benson, Vice President, Finance and Administration; and Dr. Andrew Canham, Vice President, Student Success — shall be responsible for coordinating the college's efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under ADA.

    Students with disabilities requiring physical, classroom or testing accommodations should contact Success Coach Accommodations, at 254-299-8122 or disabilities@mclennan.edu.

  • Email Account

    Student email accounts are automatically set up within 24 hours of their application being processed. Applicants will receive an email notification to their personal email account from administrator@mclennan.edu . The email notification will contain the student's McLennan ID number, username, student email address, and a link to create an initial password.

    Students' usernames will be their first and last initial followed by their seven-digit student ID number, which is located on the front of their student ID card. For example, John Doe (ID number 0211111) would be jd0211111. Students will set up their own passwords.

    All student email addresses end with @students.mclennan.edu. To access student email accounts, go to the McLennan website and under “Connect” at the top, click on the Student Email link. Enter the username and password.

  • Gainful Employment

    In order to assist students in making decisions about workforce programs, gainful employment information for each workforce program can be found on the Gainful Employment website. Information is provided that will indicate costs associated with each program, such as tuition and books, types of loans or grants available, how long it should take students to complete the program of study, and availability of employment opportunities.

  • Highlander Central

    Located in the Enrollment Services Center, Highlander Central is students' one stop for all types of information for prospective and current students, including enrollment, financial aid, and registration information.

    Call 254-299-8622 for more information.

  • Highlander Ranch

    The 200-acre Highlander Ranch is located about five miles from campus. McLennan's Veterinary Technology & Veterinary Assistant programs and Agriculture program are located on the Ranch. Additional non-credit programs and services include: horseback lessons, equine boarding and numerous Continuing Education courses. Ranch facilities include a large covered arena, meeting rooms, pastures and a large tree-covered picnic area that are available for rent.

    For more information, call 254-299-8511.

  • Identification Cards

    The Highlander OneCard is the official identification card for students at McLennan Community College. The Highlander OneCard functions as a photo ID, library card, recreational sports card, athletic events card, and MAC Money card (see below).

    If you open a BankMobile Vibe account, you may also use your card as a debit card to be used wherever MasterCard is accepted. MAC Money is for on-campus use only; the BankMobile Vibe account/debit card is for use off campus. In addition to deposits made by college refunds from loans, grants, tuition, etc., routine deposits may be made by mail

    Receive and activate your Highlander OneCard

    At least 24 hours after you register for classes, go to the MAC Card Office in the Business Office (ADM building) and have your picture taken. You will also be asked to provide a valid state or federal photo ID for verification to comply with the Patriot Act. Call the MAC Card Office at 254-299-8300 for open hours. Your new card will be mailed to the address you have on file with the college. Be sure to notify the MAC Card Office if your address changes. In order to use your card on and off campus, you will need to activate it by visiting www.highlanderone.vibeaccount.com. Activation is required to access all campus services and to obtain financial aid or refunds from the college.

    Refund Options

    The Highlander OneCard offers two ways to receive financial aid disbursements and refunds from the college:

    1.) Deposit to an existing check or savings account. Money is transferred to an existing account the same business day BankMobile receives funds. Have funds direct deposited to the bank of your choice through BankMobile.

    2.) Deposit to a BankMobile Vibe checking account. Open a BankMobile Vibe checking account, upon identity verification, funds will be direct deposited the same business day BankMobile receives funds.

    Visit www.highlanderone.com to learn more about these refund options.

    MAC Money

    Cardholders may put MAC (McLennan Access and Cash) Money on their ID cards and use it to pay for printing and copying in the library or for purchasing items from the bookstore, Highlander Café, Tartan Café, and The Thistle Stop. Deposits to this account may be made at the MAC Card Office or MAC Express machine at any time during the semester. The MAC Express machine is located in the library on the second floor in the Learning Technology Center. Account balances may be obtained from the MAC Express machine.

    MAC Money balances will be carried forward to the next semester. Refunds are only issued when an individual officially leaves the college and requests the refund in writing within 60 days. If the balance is less than $5, it will be forfeited and placed in a MAC Money Scholarship Fund.

    Account Access

    The cardholder is the only person authorized to possess the Highlander OneCard and/or make MAC Money transactions. There are no charges for using the MAC Money system. However, there can be usual and customary (ATM) fees associated with the BankMobile Vibe account. It is the obligation of the cardholder to notify the MAC Card Office at 254-299-8300 or BankMobile directly at 866-664-6221 if the card has been lost or stolen. The office will notify BankMobile immediately to deactivate the card. A new card will be mailed to you, and you may obtain a temporary card to use for printing, copying, etc. on campus. McLennan Community College will not be liable for transactions made prior to notification of lost or stolen cards.

    Pharos Money

    Cardholders may open a Pharos account for PRINTING ONLY, by depositing funds to the Pharos kiosk located in the library using their Highlander OneCard.

  • Learning Technology Center (LTC)

    The Learning Technology Center is located at the center of the campus. The facility combines digital and electronic resources with a traditional library collection. With extended hours, study rooms, the Highlander Café, and other amenities, this facility is uniquely able to serve students.

  • Library

    Library Services

    The McLennan Library is located on the top floor of the Learning Technology Center. The library provides an extensive collection of online abstract and full-text databases that are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Electronic class reserves are also available on a 24/7 basis. On-site library resources include self-service scanners, copiers, a color printer, poster printers, group study rooms and quiet study areas, personal research assistance, the circulating book collection, and a selection of current magazines and newspapers, including many back issues in microfiche, microfilm, and bound periodicals. We offer checkout of phone chargers and web cams.

    A large open-access computer area is located in the library for student use. Library staff members are always available to assist students in locating materials, using the online catalog, finding printed and online reference materials, using word processing software, and accessing the Internet.

    During the fall and spring semesters, the library is open:

    Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
    Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Sunday 3-9 p.m.

    Library hours are listed on the McLennan Library website and should be checked for holiday and summer hours. For more information, call 254-299-8398.

    Checking Out and Returning Books

    To check out a book, bring the book(s) and your current Highlander OneCard (McLennan ID) to the library information desk. Most books may be checked out for two weeks and may be renewed one time. The circulation period may be shorter at the end of the semester because all books are due back before the semester ends. Books should be returned to the book drop on the wall to the right of the library information desk.

    Library and Library Computer Lab Use Guidelines

    1. Library computer users must not change any computer settings or deliberately download any executable files. This includes downloading to the desktop or desktop folders, changing computer configurations, or operating within the DOS command window, since this may interfere with the operation of other library computer programs or the network. Downloading or installing games, chat utilities, desktop backgrounds, etc. may result in loss of library computer access privileges.

      The Library computers are equipped with specialized software that automatically deletes any changes made by the user when the system is logged off or restarted. All work should be saved to an external drive, such as flash, thumb, or pin drives, or sent to a valid email account.
    2. Current Highlander OneCards are required to borrow library materials. Reference books and periodicals must be used in the library and cannot be checked out. Copy machines are readily available if needed.
    3. Students are expected to respect the rights of others who want a quiet place for studying. Library users should not use cell phones in the computer area, rotunda, or other quiet study areas. Cell phone use should be used with minimized disturbance to other library patrons.
    4. All large purses, briefcases, notebooks, etc. may be subject to examination when patrons leave the library, especially when the book detection alarm sounds.
    5. Food and drink in approved containers are permitted in “food-friendly” areas. Please consult library staff members regarding the location of these areas.
    6. Books and magazines should be left on the tables for library staff to shelve. (Students should not re-shelve materials.)
    7. Reserve materials are located at the information desk. Checkout periods for reserve materials may vary. Check with a library staff member for information.
    8. A book may be renewed for an additional two-week period as long as there is not a hold or recall placed on the item. If the item is overdue, the fines must be paid before the item can be renewed. Call 254-299-8325 or renew items online through the library website.
    9. Fines or replacement costs are charged on overdue items as follows:
      1. Overdue library books — $1 per day up to a maximum of $14
      2. Overdue reserve materials — $1 per hour up to a maximum of $14
      3. Damage to library materials — Repair or replacement costs
      4. Lost/unreturned materials — Replacement cost of item plus $10 processing fee
    10. Transcript holds: A transcript hold is placed on a student's record when fines or other charges are unresolved. Transcript holds are also placed for overdue books, unpaid library fines, and replacement charges.
    11. Although the library always tries to contact students about overdue materials, ultimate responsibility for library materials rests with the student. A reminder email will be sent to the student's McLennan email account.
    12. Students who remove library materials without checking them out may be subject to disciplinary action under provisions of the McLennan General Conduct Policy.
    13. Smoking and tobacco chewing are prohibited in the library.
  • Lost and Found

    Lost and Found is located in Student Development on the second floor of the Student Services Center and in the Continuing Education office in the Community Services Center. If an article is found, it should be sent to the Student Development office or Continuing Education office. Articles turned in to Lost and Found will be kept until claimed or disposed of after one semester.

  • Math Lab

    The Math Lab is a service provided by McLennan to enhance student success in mathematics and math-oriented courses. The lab provides and coordinates math tutoring and support labs connected to math courses. The lab also assists and facilitates Internet-based math courses.

    Services Available in the Math Lab

    • computerized tutorials for each math course from Arithmetic and Pre-Algebra through College Algebra and Trigonometry, as well as Contemporary Liberal Arts Mathematics
    • walk-in tutoring for students enrolled in McLennan math courses (students should bring their McLennan student ID cards to use the Math Lab)
    • workshops on specific topics arranged for groups upon request

    Math Lab Policies

    1. Students must sign in and out of the Math Lab with McLennan ID cards.
    2. Cell phones must be on silent or vibrate mode in the Math Lab. Students may step outside the lab to use cell phones.
    3. No food or drinks at the computers.
    4. McLennan General Conduct Policy prohibits bringing children into classroom and lab settings. Children are not to be left unattended on the McLennan campus.

    The Math Lab is located in the Mathematics building, room 218. Enter the building on the street level, go straight, and the lab is the first door on the left. For more information, call 254-299-8878 or 254-299-8809.

  • Student Development

    Academic advisors are available to assist students in making responsible decisions that lead toward completion of their academic and career goals. Academic advising conversations include how to understand a degree plan, choose a major, and avoid unnecessary courses, how to transfer, how to schedule and register for classes, career preparation, how to plan for graduation, and how to balance the challenges of life, work, and college. Academic advising, mandatory for all students every semester, is a shared responsibility between the student and advisor. It's important for students to make time each and every semester to build upon this critical relationship.

    For more information, call Student Development at 299-8614 or email advise@mclennan.edu.

  • Student Services Center

    The Student Services Center houses Campus Police, Career Services, the Center for Academic Excellence, Disability Services, Student Engagement, Student Development, Success Coaches, the Support and Empowerment Program, Testing Services, the First Generation program, Student Support Services, and the MCC Food Pantry.

  • Success Coaches

    The Success Coaches are committed to helping students achieve academic and personal success. Success Coaches can empower students by helping them create an academic or personal plan to overcome barriers such as stress management, time management, motivation, or relationships.

    For more information or to schedule a meeting with a Success Coach, call 254-299-8226 or email success@mclennan.edu.

  • Support and Empowerment Program

    The Support and Empowerment Program (SEP) provides emotional, academic, and financial support to students who are single parents or displaced homemakers. Services provided by SEP include funds for child care or transportation, support meetings, academic counseling, parenting workshops, referrals to local agencies, and stress management. To be eligible, students must be a single parent, single pregnant woman, or a displaced homemaker enrolled in a Workforce Education Program. Other eligibility requirements also apply.

    For more information or to obtain a program application, call SEP at 254-299-8600.

  • Testing Center

    The Testing Center is located on the second floor of the Student Services Center. Students should bring with them only the items needed to test, plus a valid photo ID.

    Students may schedule appointments and pay online for the CLEP, Correspondence, HESI, TEAS, or TSI Assessment exams by clicking Register Blast on the Testing Center's website.

    Personal belongs such as backpacks, purses, and electronic devices are not allowed in the Testing Center. Lockers are available for student use. For more information, call 254-299-8453.