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    Northeast Texas Community College
   
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Student Services



College Connection And Career Services

Students may benefit from the numerous services offered by the College Connection department. Advisors are available to assist students as they make plans and decisions in various phases of their educational and career development.

Services include assistance in the following areas:

  • Academic advisement to examine appropriate choices of courses, educational plans, study skills and transferability of courses
  • Standardized educational and career testing to provide additional information about interests, personality and abilities needed in planning and making decisions
  • Gaining independence in decision-making
  • Career counseling to explore possible vocational directions
  • Self-appraisals of interest, personality and abilities
  • Retention
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Recruiting
  • Creation of small group discussions focusing on such areas as interpersonal relationships, test anxiety, and assertiveness.

Special Support Services

In an effort to enable students to make meaningful and informed academic and occupational choices, NTCC provides support services to those who may be classified as members of a “special population.” These population groups include single parents, displaced homemakers, and economically or educationally disadvantaged students. Services that may be available to qualified special population students include child care and/or travel assistance. Some restrictions apply and services are contingent upon the availability of funds. For more information visit College Connections in the Administration Building or by calling (903)-434-8140.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Students who need special accommodations due to a physical or learning challenge should meet with the Coordinator of Special Populations. Reasonable accommodations include (but may not be limited to) additional time or changes in location for taking exams, arrangements for tutoring, aids with which to assist those who are sight or hearing impaired, access to help with lecture notes, and so on.

Please note that students who believe they have disabilities that qualify them for accommodations are responsible for providing appropriate documentation via a physical, psychological or educational evaluation or referral from a rehabilitation agency, such as the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). The required documentation should state clearly the need for accommodations and that the disability meets ADA standards. This process must be completed before any accommodations can be arranged. Applications must be made prior to start of each semester to allow sufficient time for the coordination of services.

Accommodation services are reviewed for renewal every semester upon the request of the student. Current or prospective students who have concerns regarding support services should contact the Coordinator of Special Populations at 903-434-8104, or visit the NTCC website.

MyEagle Orientation

MyEagle Orientation is a one-day seminar that helps prepare students for college and will be held in the month of July. All first-time/full-time students are required to attend.

Testing Services

The Testing Center offers a variety of local, state and national tests. They include the CLEP, THEA, Quick THEA, HESI, HOBET, TCLEOSE and Accuplacer (alternative tests to THEA), SAT, ACT, ACT Residual, and GED. Appointments or advanced registration is required. Students may direct inquiries to the Testing Center at 903-434-8273.

Degree Planning And Academic Advisement

NTCC recognizes the importance of academic advising and supports students having the opportunity to work closely with faculty members of their declared major. All students must meet with an academic advisor. Students must contact their advisor to declare their major field of study. Students pursuing degrees are required to have degree plans on file no later than the end of the first semester of enrollment. Students may also contact the department of their major to schedule an advising appointment. All first-year students will be assigned to an academic advisor.

Although faculty and staff advisors will use every effort to ensure students are provided the most appropriate advice possible in degree planning, it is ultimately the students’ responsibility to ensure they register for classes that meet their educational goals and comply with all program requirements. Students intending to transfer to a university are encouraged to bring a copy of the catalog of their chosen university with them to advising. For more information regarding degree plans and course transferability, contact the College Connection and Career Center located in the Administration Building. All students are seen on either a walk-in or appointment basis.

Student Development

The Office of Student Activities and Multicultural Affairs at Northeast Texas Community College provides the resources, guidance, and support to enhance student achievement through quality campus activities. This office, which is student-centered and is dedicated to leadership development and organizational change, plans and implements dynamic co-curricular activities and opportunities designed specifically to encourage the success of all students.

Diversity

The Office of Student Activities and Multicultural Affairs is responsible for fostering a vision of diversity appreciation reflective of the College’s strategic plan, which enables students, faculty and staff from all ethnicities, backgrounds, and cultures to thrive together and succeed at NTCC. The Office provides an institutionalized approach for meeting the co-curricular needs of students by coordinating and planning educational opportunities that enhance interaction and learning across all ethnic groups, backgrounds, and cultures. Through intentional programming and training, the Office assists each department on campus in understanding, appreciating, and celebrating diversity. NTCC is proud to recognize, welcome and embrace the spectacular range of cultural diversity we proudly share within our campus community.

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) of Northeast Texas Community College is an advocate for the student body and serves as a liaison between the students and the college administration. SGA is committed to assessing student needs, serving as a voice for the student body, aiding in the planning of quality student activities, and enhancing the student experience and life on campus. SGA also promotes the image of the College and its student body, and provides students with an opportunity for leadership development. Information on becoming a member can be obtained in the office of the Director of Student  Activities and Multicultural Affairs. The Student Government Association office is located within the Student Activities office. Information on student organizations, activities, or SGA is available from the Student Activities office.

Student Organizations

The College encourages the organization of student clubs and organizations, which will enhance the education, growth, and development of its students. Student organizations are maintained in order to complement the curricula in developing mental, physical, and social aspects of the individual student. A faculty or staff member sponsors these organizations. The Student Government Association offers support to students wishing to form a new organization or club. Student organizations include:  

  • Ag Club
  • Aikido Club
  • Amigos Unidos
  • Baptist Student Ministeries
  • Biology Club
  • Brother-to-Brother (SAAB - Student African-American Brotherhood)
  • Cosmetology Club
  • Delta Psi Omega (Theatre Fraternity)
  • Dental Hygiene Club
  • Eagle Ambassadors
  • Eagle Baseball
  • Eagle Rodeo
  • Eagle Soccer
  • Eagle Softball
  • Enactus
  • Honors Society
  • Lutheran Club
  • Math Club
  • Medical Laboratory Technology Club
  • NTCC Carroll Shelby Automotive Technology Car Club
  • NTCC Film Club
  • Optimist Club
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Physical Therapist Assistant Club
  • Psi Beta
  • Sigma Kappa Delta
  • Society for Collegiate Journalists
  • Society of Physics Students
  • Student Government Association
  • Student Nurses Organization 
  • Webb Historical Society
  • Wesley Fellowship

 The list of student organizations does not reflect changes that may have occurred since date of publication.

Intramural Sports

The intramural program at Northeast Texas Community College exists to offer a variety of sports and activities for students, faculty, and staff. The emphases are on interest and participation. This program provides an outlet for athletic interests that goes beyond participation in physical education courses or in a particular varsity sport. It also provides the college community a venue for socialization and fellowship through participation in athletic activities. Opportunities for involvement in a variety of organized physical activities and the positive use of leisure time are also available.

The intramural program provides both competitive and recreational alternatives. Opportunities for individuals to compete with others of their own ability, to support others in athletic participation, and to improve one’s own health and physical fitness are all important components of the intramural program.

  Fall Programs: Spring Programs:
  Doubles Pool Tournament Doubles Pool Tournament
  6 on 6 Co-ed Volleyball Ping Pong Tournament
  4 on 4 Basketball Dodgeball Tournament
  Tennis (singles/doubles) 4 on 4 Basketball
  Ping Pong Tournament 6 on 6 Co-ed Volleyball
    7 on 7 Flag Football

* Other sports may be added during the year

Athletic Program

Northeast Texas Community College offers intercollegiate athletic competition for both men and women in a variety of sports. NTCC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA). NJCAA sports include men’s baseball and women’s fast pitch softball and men’s and women’s soccer at the Division I level. Men’s rodeo and women’s rodeo participate in NIRA sanctioned events. For additional information about NTCC’s athletic programs go to www.ntcceagles.com.

Eagle Mail Email Service

EAGLE Mail, a college email service, is available to college students upon registration. This system allows you to communicate with college faculty, staff, and other college students. In order to access this resource, log onto www.ntcc.edu and follow the link, NTCC Eagle Mail. For more assistance in using Eagle Mail visit the Career Opportunity Center. Student email address consists of their first initial, last name, and the last three digits of their social security number. The password is their 8-digit birthdate.

College Store

The College Store, located in the Learning Resource Center, is a self-supporting auxiliary service, owned and operated by Northeast Texas Community College. The College Store provides textbooks, gift cards, graduation announcements, nursing pins and supplies, school supplies, backpacks, Northeast insignia clothing and gifts, snacks, special occasion balloons, fax service, laminating, mail and freight services and much more. Students may purchase stamps, ship letters or packages using the U.S. postal service, UPS, DHL or Federal Express. All packages shipped to dorm students are received in the College Store. Students may purchase books from the College Store’s online store at www.ntccbookstore.com. Books ordered online will be shipped to the student’s home or held in the College Store for pickup. The College Store accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

Student Union Building

The Student Union Building (SUB), located in the center of the campus, houses the Student Activities and Multicultural Affairs office, food services, vending machines, game room, and meeting rooms.

Vending Machine Refunds - The Bookstore handles refunds of money lost in the snack and beverage vending machines.

Food Service

Food Service is available in the Student Union Building daily between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. In addition to a snack bar, there are three full hot meals served Monday through Thursday. Breakfast is from 7:00-9:00 a.m.; lunch is from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.; dinner is from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. On Friday there are two full hot meals. Breakfast is from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.; lunch is from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Vending machines (soft drinks, candy, pastries, juice, etc.) are also available in the Student Union Building. Catering is also available upon request.

Housing

The College maintains a student housing facility for up to 214 occupants. Student housing provides students the opportunity to further individual educational development through social interaction with fellow students. A housing director is responsible for the daily activities and programs within the facility, communication of the College policies and the safe operation of the facility.

Residential housing at NTCC offers a variety of options to fit your budget and lifestyle. Students can choose from a more traditional dorm experience (Student Housing West) or brand new apartment-style units (Student Housing East). In addition to the convenience of living on campus, students enjoy amenities such as free wi-fi, free cable, free parking, free laundry,  free 24-hour fitness access, fully-furnished units, secure card access to building, security officer on campus 24 hours a day, and student lounge areas.

A housing deposit fee of $200 is required to reserve housing space. A resident student may cancel his/her assignment and receive a deposit refund if the cancellation is received prior to July 1 for the fall semester or December 1 for the spring semester. All students residing in college housing during the fall and/or spring semesters are required to purchase a meal plan from the College cafeteria. The meal program consists of 14 meals a week; 3 meals daily Monday-Thursday; 2 meals on Friday, excluding holidays and vacation periods. The meal plan is not available during the summer. Students with confirmed reservations must make housing and meal payments either in full or according to a specified payment schedule.

Students interested in living on campus, or who would like additional information should contact the housing department at studenthousing@ntcc.edu or 903-434-8176. 

Parking

Parking permits can be obtained in the Administration/Student Services Building. Parking permits are required to be displayed on vehicles parked in the designated parking area. Students should park only in designated parking spaces.

  1. Only vehicles with state approved handicapped permits will be allowed to park in handicapped parking spaces. All others will be issued parking tickets with a fine of $180.
  2. Vehicles parking in any area other than a designated parking space may be issued a parking ticket.
  3. There is no trailer parking allowed on the parking lots.
  4. The circular parking area located in the entrance of the campus is for VISITORS’ use only. Any vehicle parked there for more than 30 minutes may be issued a parking ticket.
  5. Fines are assessed to all parking tickets issued. Fines should be paid within thirty (30) days in the Administration Building. Official transcripts will not be issued until fine is paid.
  6. For further information contact the Security Department. 

Health Services

Immunization Requirements

The State of Texas requires that institutions of higher education provide the following immunization information to all students applying for admission. The institution also has the option, by law, to require proof of immunization, prior to admission, for diphtheria, rubeola, rubella, mumps, tetanus and poliomyelitis. Vaccination for Bacterial Meningitis is required by law for all students under the age of 23 years who attend classes on the NTCC campus, and all students residing in the dormitories regardless of age.

  1. Measles-It is strongly recommended, because of recent outbreaks of measles among college-age persons, that students have two doses of measles vaccine prior to beginning classes. Most young adults have had only one dose. The measles vaccine is most often given in combination with the vaccines for mumps and rubella (MMR).
  2. Tetanus-Tetanus vaccine is effective for about 10 years and needs to be “boosted” at that interval. It is common for older adults to develop tetanus because they do not receive the 10 year boosters. Tetanus vaccine should be given with the diphtheria vaccine.
  3. Poliomyelitis-Although polio immunization is not routinely recommended for persons 18 years of age or older, if travel to other parts of the world is planned, a physician should be contacted for specific recommendations.
  4. Hepatitis B-All students enrolled in health related courses who will have direct patient contact, especially contact with patients’ blood, are encouraged to have a complete series of immunizations for hepatitis B or proof of immunity before beginning direct patient care. Northeast Texas Community College offers no health services and is unable to assume responsibility for student medical/dental expenses. First aid may be provided in emergency situations.
  5. Bacterial Meningitis- Information about bacterial meningitis is provided to all new college students in the state of Texas, and proof of vaccination is required for all students under the age of 23 who attend classes on campus, and all students residing in the dormitories regardless of age. Bacterial Meningitis is a serious, potentially deadly disease that can progress extremely fast, so take utmost caution. It is an inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. The bacteria that cause meningitis can also infect the blood. This disease strikes about 3,000 Americans each year, including 100-125 on College campuses, leading to 5-15 deaths among college students every year. There is a treatment, but those who survive may develop severe health problems or disabilities. For additional information, contact the Admissions and Records Office.

Drug Free School And Community Policy

Northeast Texas Community College has clearly stated its policy concerning the use, possession, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students on campus or as part of its activities. Copies of the Northeast Texas Community College Policy and Procedures Manual can be found on the website at www.ntcc.edu.

HIV/AIDS And The Workplace Guidelines

Information concerning AIDS and the workplace guidelines may be found in the Counseling Center.