Lingenfelter family to donate facility, land for LPN program

KINGMAN - Mohave Community College could see a new licensed practical nurse program if the MCC Board of Governors approves it.

The program will go before the board at 10 a.m. today in Room 502 on the Neal Campus, 1971 Jagerson Ave.

MCC, the MCC Foundation and Dr. John G. and Diana Lingenfelter have worked together on the program. Part of the cooperation included a donation of land and an allied health-training center on Detroit Street that would house the new program from the Lingenfelter family.

The LPN program would begin in the fall of 2010. It would be closely aligned with dual enrollment and tech-prep programs in area high schools.

That would enable students to begin their training in high school and complete their college certificate with one year of college.

Adult students could also finish in one year with a slightly heavier class load.

In addition to the LPN program, the board will be asked to approve a new associate of applied science degree in entrepreneurship and small business management, restructured AAS degrees in accounting and general business, and the associate of business degree, which is designed for students planning to transfer to a college or university for a bachelor's degree.

Two intergovernmental agreements are also being presented to the board for approval, one with the Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District and one with the Golden Valley Fire District. Both agreements would allow students completing the departments' fire academies to be awarded 10 college credits from MCC. The credits would apply to the associate of applied science degree in fire science at MCC.

The board will also be asked to approve payment of $2,699 as MCC's share of the expense to dissolve the Arizona Community College Association, which MCC was affiliated with for many years.

For more information about the MCC Board of Governors meeting at 10 a.m. today in Room 502 on the Neal campus, call (928) 757-4331.