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College Catalog: Services and Activities

Accommodations for the Student with Special Needs

Coffeyville Community College will determine eligibility for appropriate reasonable academic accommodations or services in compliance with ADA and the 1973 Rehabilitation Act. Coffeyville Community College has modified its facilities to accommodate the disabled. Upon request, classes held at certain locations will be relocated to accommodate an individual whose disability might interfere with taking the course. Students who have special needs should notify the Admissions and Advising Center at the time of enrollment.

Special Needs and Services

The Director of Advising will work with administration, staff and students to provide appropriate and reasonable services to all disabled/challenged students enrolled at the College. Any prospective student needing special assistance in order to succeed, or having any disability which may interfere with his or her best performance in course work or prevent access to classes, enrollment or other College services should contact the Director.

Admissions and Advising

The Admissions and Advising Center at Coffeyville Community College, located in the Student Union, provides information and assists students in their academic decision-making process. Using the combination faculty and professional advisor model popular in universities and community colleges, the department is responsible for all advising and recruiting activities, including the following:

  • student recruitment;
  • campus tours;
  • information packet mailings;
  • on-campus recruiting activities;
  • ACT/ASSET/COMPASS placement;
  • enrollment;
  • general education advisement;
  • exploratory student advisement;
  • transfer advisement;
  • freshman orientation;
  • advisor training;
  • student/advisor designations;

The department predominantly serves new students, providing tours to prospective students, information packets on request and enrollment services. Students who have not selected a major continue to work with the advisors in the department while students with declared majors are assigned a faculty advisor after their first semester. The department also provides career information, program guides, transfer information and assistance. It is a place where students feel free to ask questions about everything from College activities and organizations to personal concerns.

CCC has won several national awards for its advising program and dedication to quality advisement. The department enhances CCC's excellent advising reputation; it is the core of the College - for students, faculty and the community.

Bookstore

The College Bookstore is one of several facilities at Coffeyville Community College. It is owned by the College and is provided to serve students, faculty, staff and the community.

The Bookstore is open Monday-Friday. It is open extended hours during rush periods, buy-back times, Homecoming and special events. These times will be posted.

Deadlines for book refund, return and other Bookstore dates are listed in the College course schedule.

The College Bookstore strives to provide the College community with all academic requirements as well as gift items, imprinted apparel and school supplies.

Business and Community Programs

Coffeyville Community College is committed to providing quality training and educational programs to area business and industry.

Coordinated through the Vice President for Innovation and Business Initiatives, course offerings may include short- and long-term customized training, certification and licensure requirements, federal and state compliance, personal and professional development, as well as technology updates.

Children's Summer Theatre

This summer program for children is usually held in July when children ages 5-18 perform plays. Auditions are held at the end of June and are open to the entire Montgomery County area. Contact the Theatre Department for more information.

The Coffeyville Community College Foundation

Alumni and friends of CCC are strong contributors to the ENDOWMENT FUND which helps finance scholarships, grants and activities of the College. Each spring, the CCC Foundation stages an Endowment Auction to benefit CCC scholarship programs. For information on how tax-deductible gifts to the Endowment Fund help CCC, contact the Foundation Office.

Computer Labs

The College computer labs are open and available for student drop-in use during posted day and evening hours. Availability may be limited during times a class is in session in the lab. Students should check with the computer lab supervisor to determine specific times the lab is available at each campus.

Computer labs are equipped with Internet access for student use. Students should contact the Computer Network Administrator to arrange for an e-mail account.

Distance Learning/Online Education

Coffeyville Community College provides distance learning courses via the Internet to allow students maximum accessibility anytime, anywhere to complete an associate degree online. CCC’s Associate in Arts degree can be fully completed online. A complete online schedule is available each semester in the College Course Schedule. For more information contact the Director of Distance Learning.

Early Start

High school students who want to get an early start on their college education may do so through concurrent enrollment, traditional classes, and online education. Interested students should contact their high school counselors or the CCC Registrar for more information.

Gold Card

Gold Card Scholarships may be awarded to Montgomery County and Cherokee County residents who are 55 years of age or older. The GOLD CARD entitles the holder to six (6) credit hours of instruction in Coffeyville Community College courses "tuition free" during a fiscal year. A 10 percent tuition discount is available on enrollment in continuing education clock hour classes at the Coffeyville and Columbus Technical Campuses. Any institutional or special class fees and/or books that accompany the course offerings must be paid by the student. Institutional fees and class fees vary by course. Fees are subject to change without notice. The Gold Card must be presented at the time of registration to receive the scholarship for tuition. The holder of the Gold Card is entitled to all rights and responsibilities of any student attending Coffeyville Community College.

Health Center

A registered nurse is available in the Student Health Center during morning hours. Students are encouraged to see the nurse for routine questions. In the event additional medical attention is recommended, the College nurse can assist in making those arrangements.

Honors Program

The Coffeyville Community College Honors Program is a challenging academic program designed to promote critical thinking and formation of ideas through analysis and synthesis of contemporary courses. This program complements the regular academic curriculum at Coffeyville Community College and prepares students for success by encouraging broad reading, individual thinking, collaborative problem solving, intellectual growth and personal commitment.

The Honors Program is open to Presidential Scholars with outstanding high school records, regardless of their major. The program provides opportunities for students to attend special presentations, to meet distinguished visitors to the College and to attend special lectures and exhibits. Additionally, it introduces students to peers who are interested in ideas, discussion, intellectual growth and academic excellence.

Coffeyville Community College recognizes these students who have satisfactorily participated in the Honors Program with the designation “Member Honors Program” entered on their transcript.

International Students

Students enrolled at Coffeyville Community College experience an educational exchange of world cultures through an active and growing International Student program.  CCC has a long and successful history of serving the needs of International students and has attracted students from around the world.  These students work, live and study with students from every part of the United States as well as from within the local community.

Programs are available to provide the International students with a comprehensive English language development program to improve their written, oral and/or listening skills.

For the latest information on international student admissions, please consult the International Student Office.

International Student Admission Requirements

Upon arrival to campus, International students are required to complete the "COMPASS/ESL Student Placement" test in addition to providing a writing sample.  The results of this testing will help place the student in the correct level English classes and help with the selection of other college classes based on the scores.

Coffeyville Community College offers these classes in the sequence listed below (a student must pass one level before continuing to the next): 

Using COMPASS Scores

Writing

23 or below PREP-010 Developmental English
24 through 54 PREP-009 Written Communications
55 or above ENGL-101 English Composition I


Reading

  Students scoring below a 72 need to enroll in a reading course.


Math

Pre-Algebra Test  
0 through 23 PREP-003 Elements of Math
24 through 100 PREP-005 Introductory Algebra
   
Algebra Test  
0 through 30 PREP-005 Introductory Algebra
31 through 43 MATH-102 Intermediate Algebra
44 through 100 MATH-105 College Algebra
   
College Algebra Test  
0 through 43 MATH-105 College Algebra


Library

The Russell H. Graham Library is the focal point for learning at the College and lifelong learning in the community. Named for the College's second president, the library supports the philosophy and curriculum of the College by providing materials in all subject fields taught. The collection presently includes 23,000 books, 81 current periodicals, 9 Internet workstations and a staff that is trained to assist in research and service.

Online subscriptions to research databases may be accessed from the library web pages on campus at www.coffeyville.edu.

The facility is located at the heart of the College campus and offers an attractive study environment. The staff is trained to help students locate and use the resources of the library, to use e-mail and the Internet and to provide inter-library loans when requested. The collection and services of the Graham Library are enriched by the proximity and cooperation of the Coffeyville Public Library across the street from the campus. The library contains reference books, current periodicals, daily newspaper subscriptions, audiovisual materials and online resources including computer workstations, designed as an information commons.

The library also houses the circulating book collection, the children’s book collection, the College archives, and study carrels. Books, arranged in Dewey decimal order, check out for 21 days. Failure to return library materials will result in a hold placed on the student's record that will block future enrollment or release of transcripts until the library obligation is met. If library material is lost, the cost of the item plus a $5 service charge will be assessed.

The Katherine Hahn-Smith Archives Room, created in 2002 by a donation from a generous alumnus of the College's second graduating class, contains the College archives and provides access to material by appointment with the library staff.

Parking

Parking for students is located adjacent to each campus. Students, faculty and staff on the main campus are required to register their vehicles in the Business Office each year and receive a parking permit. Student parking permits should be displayed on the vehicle’s lower left (driver’s side) front windshield. Parking permits are issued free to each student. Parking on the main campus is free, however increasing enrollment makes legal parking spaces difficult to find, so allow extra time. Persons who do not comply with campus parking rules and regulations, including the proper display of the parking permit, will be issued a parking violation, charged a fine, and subject to the vehicle being towed at the owner’s expense. All fines are paid in the Business Office.

Offenses for which an individual will be ticketed and fined include:

  • Handicap parking without legal vehicle
  • identification
  • Parking in posted “No Parking” areas
  • Improper parking
  • Parking on grass or sidewalks
  • Parking in Loading/Service Zones
  • Restricting traffic flow
  • Parking in posted courtesy spaces
  • Fire Zones

Schedule of Classes

Each term's Course Schedule is published approximately six weeks prior to the end of the previous term.  Special courses and continuing education courses may be announced on a per-event basis.

Student Success Center

Coffeyville Community College provides free tutoring and instructional services in the respective Student Success Centers located on each campus. The primary goal of the Student Success Centers is to help students be successful in college by providing individualized instruction to strengthen academic and study skills; peer study groups led by a Student Success Center facilitator are also available for selected classes. The labs also allow students access to computers, software used in most college classes, the Internet and free printing for academic purposes only. The Student Success Center offers student disability accommodations, COMPASS testing services, and provides testing and test preparation assistance.

The Student Success Center located on the main campus is staffed with a full-time director and two full-time assistants who will assess a student’s academic skills to identify areas of needed improvement. They offer COMPASS testing and will work with students one-on-one, in group settings, and with tutorial software to best address a student’s needs.

Other services provided by the Student Success Center include learning style assessment and access to the Kansas Career Pipeline.

Wellness

The CCC Healthy Life Wellness program strives to help participants improve their health and well being. This program offers classes such as walking for fitness, CPR and lifetime fitness concepts allowing participants opportunities to create and maintain healthy lifestyles. A new edition to campus is the Fitness Center in Weinberg Hall. Faculty, staff and students may use the facility to enhance their overall wellness. For more information about wellness classes, contact the chair of the Physical Education Department.