Gentrain Course Registration

   Online Registration for Fall 2022 Gentrain has begun. Use the directions below. Note: If you wait until class starts, you will need to get an 'add code' from Dr Haffa.

How to Register for Non-Credit Gentrain in Fall 2022

Note: All registration at MPC is now ONLINE!. The directions below are to assist you in registering ONLINE for Gentrain in Fall 2022. You may go on campus for help in registering. Go to the Student Services Building (Near Lot D) and the Admissions Office. Telephone: (831) 646-4002/4007 Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm; Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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General Information

MPC offers four four-week Gentrain courses in the Fall Semester and four four-week courses in the Spring Semester. Each week of class requires four hours of attendance, Tuesday and Thursday 8:45-11:00 in LF 103 (see MPC Campus Map). Classes may be taken for non-credit or for credit. One semester unit of credit is earned for each four-week class, and three units of credit are earned for each twelve-week class.
Gentrain is an on-line "virtual" course, offered at NO COST in Spring 2022, although there is a $42 "student fee" charged for "services", not tuition. You do have to pay that to register.. Students who wish to attend "for credit" should refer to the Spring 2022 MPC catalogue. In any case, come to the Gentrain class for a visit, and if you want to stay, you can get help to register.


Attendence Procedures

For Spring 2022, attendance at on-line "virtual" classes will be estimated by faculty; there will be no attendance recordkeeping by students.


Grading Options

At the credit level, Gentrain may be taken either for Letter Grade or for Credit/No Credit. Requirements are the same for both.

Letter Grade
The student will take a 32-question objective examination at the end of the two-week class and write an out-of-class essay (4-6 pages) in response to questions designed to evaluate the student's comprehension of material treated in the class. The essay will be due on the Tuesday following the objective exam. The objective exams will be graded as follows: 29-32 correct = A; 26-28 = 8; 22-25 = C; 19-21 = D. The objective exam grade and the essay grade will be averaged to arrive at the final grade for the class (for the 20 series, three objective exams and three essay grades will be so averaged).

Credit/No Credit
As indicated, requirements are the same for credit/no credit as for letter grade. A student must achieve at least a grade of 'C' as his/her final course grade to achieve a grade of 'Credit.'

Some Important Reminders

Gentrain at the 400 Level
Since no credits are earned, there are no specific requirements for Gentrain at the 400 level beyond attendance. No units of credit are awarded, and courses do not appear on the student's transcript.