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    Guilford Technical Community College
   
 
  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Student Resources


Student Resources

Student Success Center

Jamestown: Medlin Campus Center, Second Floor, ext. 50578
High Point: H1 #133, ext. 55016
Greensboro: Continuing Education Center #132, ext. 53126
Aviation and Cameron Campuses: Student Success Center, ext. 64001
http://supportservices.gtcc.edu/student-success-center/
Email: studentsuccesscenter@gtcc.edu

Student Success Centers are located on the Jamestown, Greensboro, High Point, Aviation, and Cameron campuses. Student Success Specialists are available to help students who are undecided, program listed as Associate in General Education, and are in one of our pre-limited enrollment students. We assist students in creating an academic plan. We also assist students with college transfer assistance, program changes, career advising, new student orientation, international student concerns/issues, placement test review, academic warning/probation and suspension.

Academic Advising

All currently enrolled students are assigned a Faculty Coach and/or Student Success Specialist. Assignments are based on your primary program selected during your application of admissions and/or program changes completed. Student with multiple programs are assigned one Faculty Coach and/or Student Success Specialist based on which of those programs are listed as the primary program. Assignments are not based on campus and your assigned Faculty Coach and/or Student Success Specialist  could be located on a different campus than you take your classes. We do not change assigned Faculty Coach and/or Student Success Specialist  based on location. The Student Success Center will assist with the secondary program. For assistance with obtaining or concerns with your assigned Faculty Coach and/or Student Success Specialist please email needadvisor@gtcc.edu.

Career Services

Jamestown: Medlin Campus Center, Second Floor, ext. 50578
High Point: H1 #133, ext. 55023
Greensboro: Continuing Education Center #132, ext. 53059
Aviation and Cameron Campuses: Student Success Center
http://supportservices.gtcc.edu/career-services/

GTCC offers career services to all students, alumni, and the community. Career Services are available in the Student Success Center on each campus. Students can find assistance with finding a full-time or part-time job, writing a resume, preparing for interviews, brushing up on job seeking skills, assessing their career interests, and using a library of career resources. Career Services sponsors a job fair each year that is open to students and to the community.

College Transfer Programming

Over 50% of our students are in a college transfer degree and in an effort to assist students with their transfer process, we have serveral programs and events we host each year. These events include a College Transfer Fair, Transfer Thursday, University Visits, College Transfer Club, and booths set up around campus throughout each semester. for more information, go to http://supportservices.gtcc.edu/college-transfer/.

Center for Academic Engagement (CAE)

The CAE provides academic and non-academic support to the GTCC community in order to help individuals succeed in education and in life.

ACA Courses

ACA courses teach students the skills they need to be successful in college and careers. Topics include note-taking, test-taking, time management, goal-setting, college transfer, and college resources. ACA-111 is appropriate for all students and is required for some career and technical programs. ACA-122 is required for students in Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Engineering, and Associate in Fine Arts programs. Students should register for ACA courses in their first semester.

SPARK

Students who excelled in anatomy and physiology guide currently enrolled students in BIO-163, BIO-166, BIO-168, and BIO-169. SPARK (Students Providing Alternative Resources for Knowledge) sessions are free of charge and are scheduled weekly throughout the semester. For more information, visit http://spark.gtcc.edu.

Titan Link

Jamestown: Business Hall #113, ext. 55062

High Point: H3 #110, ext. 55060

Email: titanlink@gtcc.edu

Titan Link helps students address non-academic challenges related to finances, health care, transportation, housing, childcare, and other needs. Services include transportation assistance program (TAP), emergency fund application, food bank access, social service and community resource referrals, and financial literacy programming.

Tutoring

Jamestown: Business Hall #204, ext. 50318

Jamestown (math and physics): Sears Applied Technologies #331, ext. 50021

Greensboro: Campus Center #132, ext. 53058

High Point: H5 #236, ext. 55048

Aviation: AV3 #403, ext. 59031 (by request)

Cameron: #202, ext. 64002 (by request)

https://supportservices.gtcc.edu/tutoring-services/

Email: cae@gtcc.edu

The CAE offers academic support through free on-campus and online tutoring. Professional walk-in tutoring is available for many general education subjects, including math, science, and writing. See the schedule on MyGTCC or the Tutoring block in Moodle. Peer tutoring is available by request in career and technical courses. Visit the website to request a peer tutor or apply to be a peer tutor. The tutoring centers also provide students with computer access and a place to study.

Currently enrolled students have five free hours of 24/7 professional online tutoring per semester. Tutoring is available in a variety of courses, including nursing, psychology, business, and history. Students can get live, one-on-one assistance or drop off papers for feedback within 24 hours. Access Tutor.com through the Tutoring block in Moodle.

Assessment Center

(336) 334-4822 + extension
Jamestown: Medlin Campus Center #217, ext. 50262
High Point: H1 #133, ext. 55023
Greensboro: Continuing Education Center #132, ext. 53059
http://supportservices.gtcc.edu/testing-center-services/
Email: testingcenter@gtcc.edu

GTCC’s assessment services include placement testing, faculty arranged make-up testing, GTCC web-enhanced/online course testing, and testing services for students with disabilities. At the Jamestown location we also offer credit based testing (CLEP), limited enrollment testing (TEAS), WorkKeys testing, and Praxis practice.

Athletics

http://www.gtcc.edu/athletics

GTCC’s intercollegiate athletic programs include women’s volleyball, men’s baseball, and men’s and women’s basketball. The Titans’ athletic teams compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Bookstore

(336) 334-4822 + extension
Jamestown: Medlin Campus Center, First Floor, ext. 50050
High Point: H1, ext. 55061
Greensboro Bookstore/Cashiers Office: Continuing Education Center, First Floor, ext. 53011
Aviation Center: AV1 #153, ext. 59021
http://bookstore.gtcc.edu/

Students can buy books, supplies, technology items, and snacks at GTCC bookstores on the Jamestown, High Point, and Greensboro campuses, and the Aviation Center. Students can also order books online. The GTCC Bookstores are owned and operated by GTCC and all proceeds directly support GTCC student scholarships and activities.

Cline Observatory

Jamestown Campus
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50023
http://www.gtcc.edu/observatory

Cline Observatory is equipped with a professional quality 16-inch reflecting telescope housed under a 6-meter rotating dome that allows visitors to view the moon, planets, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. Anyone can visit the observatory on any clear Friday night. Throughout the year, the observatory presents special lectures and events, including TriStar, an annual festival of astronomy held in March, and the annual Fall Astronomy Day Lecture. All observatory programs are free.

Computer Labs

Computers are available for student use at Libraries and Learning Assistance Centers at all of the College’s locations and in the Computer Lab located in the Applied Technologies Building on the Jamestown Campus. The Computer Lab provides technical assistance and general referrals for students using software for course requirements. The AT Computer Lab also offers helpful workshops and information, available in person or online, for students who need to know how to use the technological tools GTCC offers to support the student experience at the College (i.e., Moodle, WebAdvisor, Titan Live (e-mail), etc.).

Cosmetology Services

Jamestown Campus
Service Careers, Second Floor
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50110

http://home.gtcc.edu/cosmetology-client-salon/

The Cosmetology department trains students to work in the cosmetology field. Cosmetology students offer services such as haircuts, shampoo and sets, facials, hair color, highlights, permanent waves, chemical hair relaxing, and manicures/pedicures at economical prices. Services are offered in day and evening salon clinics.

Counseling Services

Jamestown Campus Counseling and disAbility Access Services Office
Davis Hall #107
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50038

Greensboro: Continuing Education Center, #128
(336) 334-4822, ext. 53021

High Point: H1 Student Success Center, #133
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50335

Aviation 1: #127, Aviation 3: #222, and Cameron Campus: #150
Located in the Student Success Center on each campus
(336) 334-4822, ext. 64001

http://supportservices.gtcc.edu/counseling-center/
Email: askthecounselor@gtcc.edu

Counseling and disAbililty Services serves students on all GTCC Campus locations. Counseling services include personal counseling, screening and assessment, crisis intervention, support groups, outreach and referral, and workshops on topics relevant to student success.

Counselors are committed to helping students reach their potential through education and personal growth. Counseling and disAbility Access Services place a high priority on privacy and confidentiality. Services are available free of charge to our current students.

Appointments are preferred; however, walk-ins are always welcome.

Culinary Dining

Jamestown Campus
Koury Hospitality Careers Center
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50452
http://culinary.gtcc.edu
Email: culinarydining@gtcc.edu

Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management students prepare and serve meals to the public, GTCC faculty and staff, and GTCC students at low cost. During the fall and spring semesters, lunch is served twice a week at noon and dinner is offered twice a week at 7:00 pm. During three weeks of the summer session, lunch is served twice a week and dinner is served once a week. Reservations are required.

Dental Clinics

Jamestown Campus
Dental Science Building
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50251

http://home.gtcc.edu/dental-hygiene-services/

The Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs operate a clinic as a learning lab for students. The Dental Hygiene clinic provides treatment during fall, spring, and summer semesters and includes cleaning, X-rays, fluoride treatment and preventative services. The Dental Assisting clinic provides limited dental restorative treatment, x-rays and preventative services during the spring semester. Rates for services offered by the clinics are nominal.

disAbility Access Services

Jamestown: Davis Hall #107
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50157

Greensboro: Continuing Education Center, #128
(336) 334-4822, ext. 53021

High Point: H1 Student Success Center, #133
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50115

Aviation 1: #127, Aviation 3: #222, and Cameron Campus: #150
Located in the Student Success Center on each campus
(336) 334-4822, ext. 64001

TYY phone number: (336) 841-2158
http://supportservices.gtcc.edu/disability-access-services/
Email: das@gtcc.edu

DisAbility Access Services helps students who have disabilities. To receive services, students must provide documentation of their disability and request accommodations in a timely manner. Services include, but are not limited to the following: sign language interpreters, note takers, scribes, voice output, alternative format textbooks, testing accommodations and adaptive equipment.

e2Campus Alert System

http://supportservices.gtcc.edu/e2campus-alert-system/

e2Campus is a voluntary service that notifies students by text or email of inclement weather or any situation that may close down a building or campus.

Financial Aid Programs

Financial Aid Office
Jamestown: Medlin Campus Center, Second Floor - Enrollment Services
(336) 334-4822 Option 3
High Point Campus: H1, Room 133, Located in the Student Success Center
Greensboro Campus: Continuing Education Center #125, (336) 334-4822 ext. 53111
Aviation and Cameron: Located in the Student Success Center
http://financialaid.gtcc.edu/
Email: finaid@gtcc.edu

Student financial aid is based on demonstrated financial need, academic achievement, ability or academic major. GTCC awards financial aid without regard to race, religion, color, national origin or sex. To receive financial aid, you must demonstrate need and maintain good academic standing.

Types of Aid Available

To view the types of financial aid available, please click here

Satisfactory Academic Progress for Students who Receive Federal Aid

To receive financial aid, students must meet GTCC’s guidelines for satisfactory academic progress.

In addition, if students receive financial aid through the Financial Aid office, they must maintain a cumulative 2.0 grade point average, complete at least 67 percent of all credit hours attempted, and complete their program of study within 1 ½ times the normal credit hours required to complete the program.

The Financial Aid office will check students’ grades and progress at the end of each semester to be sure they meet the standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress. If students do not meet these standards, they will not be eligible for financial assistance programs, or they may be placed on a one-semester warning period during which they must meet the minimum standards or lose their eligibility for financial aid. Once students have earned a degree at GTCC, they may not be eligible for further financial aid. Please view the entire satisfactory academic progress policy at http://financialaid.gtcc.edu/keeping-your-financial-aid/

Food Service

Titan Café: Jamestown Campus
Medlin Campus Center, Ground Floor

Titan Café is a 200-seat cafeteria that serves breakfast and lunch during the fall and spring semesters.

All GTCC campuses have vending machines that sell beverages and snacks.

GTCC Police

(336) 334-4822 ext. 52529
Jamestown: Medlin Campus Center #101
High Point: H1 #121
Greensboro: Continuing Education Center #148
Aviation: Aviation II #109

http://home.gtcc.edu/campus-police/

GTCC police are sworn North Carolina law enforcement officers who enforce North Carolina criminal and traffic laws in addition to college rules and regulations. The GTCC police department oversees emergency and safety procedures, traffic and parking, and lost and found. They also provide student parking permits.

International Student Office

Jamestown: Medlin Campus Center #201
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50076
http://supportservices.gtcc.edu/international-student/

The International Student Office offers a variety of services and activities for international students, including admissions, assistance with immigration requirements, advising, community referrals, and enrollment verification letters, among other services. Appointments are preferred, though walk-ins are welcome.

Libraries

(336) 334-4822 + extension
Jamestown: Learning Resource Center, ext. 50290
High Point: H4 #216, ext. 55052
Greensboro: Adult Education Center #224, ext. 53063
http://library.gtcc.edu/
Email: eref@gtcc.edu

GTCC libraries offer students over 80,000 print and audiovisual items, in addition to professional librarian service 24/7 through a chat box on the library website. The libraries also provide digital access to premium content journals, books, streaming videos, audio books, eBooks and more. Most library services may be accessed at no cost to students, off-campus, through the library website.

The libraries have open computer labs with full access to library resources, Microsoft Office, the Internet, and other software related to course work. The Jamestown campus also has laptop computers available for use within the library. Printing is available at a nominal cost with a print card purchased at the bookstore. All campus libraries offer wireless access and space for quiet study.

Using a student ID card, students can borrow materials from GTCC libraries and most college libraries in the Triad area. Inquire at one of the GTCC libraries for more details.

Librarians and library staff are available to assist students with research, assignments, studying, or recreational reading. Students may reach them by phone, email, and chat box, or in person. In addition, free computer literacy courses on such challenges as how to set up research papers are available at each campus library.

Online Classes/Classrooms

http://edegree.gtcc.edu/
Moodle (online classrooms): online.gtcc.edu

GTCC supports both instructors and students in their use of electronic means of instruction through Moodle, GTCC’s learning management system. Students may use Moodle in traditional face-to-face, webbed, or online courses.

  • Instructors in face-to-face courses use Moodle to post resources and deploy assignments.
  • Webbed courses blend classroom and online instruction. Students in a webbed course are expected to complete homework assignments in addition to completing online activities.
  • Online courses allow students to complete course work without coming to campus in most situations. GTCC assumes that students who sign up for one or more online courses have access to their own healthy computer with a strong internet connection.

Students interested in completing their program completely online should read the eDegree Program section and visit the eDegree website: http://edegree.gtcc.edu/

eLearning Introduction

eLearning Introduction is a Moodle site that provides instruction on GTCC’s online systems. Instructors may require students to complete eLearning Introduction and upload a certificate of completion. Students should keep a copy of their certificate of completion for future semesters.

Technical Assistance

Please note that only your instructor can provide you course-specific assistance such as quiz resets or assignment submission issues. For general help with online systems, visit http://edegree.gtcc.edu/technical-support/.

Student Life

Jamestown: Medlin Campus Center #132
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50517
http://supportservices.gtcc.edu/student-life/

The Student Life Office provides educational and social programming for students outside the classroom. The Student Life Office encourages students to engage in college life by becoming involved in campus activities, volunteer experiences, leadership opportunities, and membership in clubs on the various campuses. Student clubs provide co-curricular activities that support the learning environment and promote leadership development.

The Student Life Office distributes the Student Handbook, of charge to students. Student Life also houses Clubs and Organizations, the Food Pantry/Garden, and the Student Government Association.

Clubs and Organizations

http://supportservices.gtcc.edu/student-clubs/

GTCC sponsors program-related and general-interest clubs for students. Clubs sponsor speakers, plays, talent shows, fund-raising activities, leadership opportunities and other ways for students to get involved in the campus community. A complete list of clubs and organizations is available on the GTCC website.

Food Pantry/Garden

(336) 334-4822 + ext. 50517
Jamestown: Medlin Campus Center #010, ext. 50480
High Point: H3 #110, ext. 55060
Greensboro: Campus Center #103, ext. 53070
Aviation and Cameron: Located in the Student Success Center
 

The Food Pantry is available to students, staff or faculty in need on all of our campuses. There is also a Food Pantry Garden located on the Jamestown campus where fresh fruit and vegetables are available to those utilizing the Pantry.

Student Government Association (SGA)

Jamestown: Medlin Campus Center #010
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50480
http://supportservices.gtcc.edu/student-clubs/

The Student Government Association promotes represents the student body’s interests, needs and concerns, and keeps students informed about issues that affect them. It also has the responsibility to program events, such as comedians, novelty activities, and lecturers for the campus community to enjoy. The SGA is run by students and all curriculum students are considered members. Students are encouraged to participate in the SGA as officers or board members.

The president of the Student Government Association (SGA) of GTCC is an ex-officio, non-voting member of the college’s Board of Trustees. The presidents of both the college and of SGA appoint students to serve on institutional committees, and students are encouraged to serve on many of the standing committees of the college. Students may make recommendations for changes to the college administration through the SGA, their representative body.

Transportation

Information about public transportation to GTCC campuses is available from local transportation authorities:
High Point Transit System: http://www.highpointnc.gov/hi-tran
Greensboro Transit Authority: http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=2182

Greensboro Transit Authority

GTCC’s Greensboro Campus is served by Route 10 of GTA. The actual stop is Penry and Wendover. Buses make their first stop at 5:31 a.m. Between 6:24 a.m. and 6:54 p.m. buses run every 30 min at 24 and 54 past the hour.

GTCC Jamestown is serviced by GTA Route 11 . The first bus arrives at 5:40 am and the last bus departs at 7:15 pm. There is no Saturday or Sunday service on this route.

High Point Transit System (Hi TRAN)

The Jamestown Campus is also serviced by HI TRAN (High Point Transit) Route 25. The first stop at GTCC Jamestown Campus is at 7:45 a.m. and the last departure from GTCC Jamestown Campus via HI TRAN is 4:45 p.m. There is no Saturday or Sunday service on this route. GTCC’s High Point campus is serviced by Route 11 of HI TRAN. The first stop for GTCC is at 6:18 a.m. and ends at 6:18 p.m.

GTCC provides a limited number of bus passes to students.

Veterans/Military Services

Jamestown Campus Center: Medlin Campus Center, First Floor Rm 120 and Second Floor Office 207B
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50521 or 50401
http://supportservices.gtcc.edu/veterans/

The office of Veterans and Military Assistance Programs assists veterans and students serving in the military. The office handles Veteran Affairs educational paperwork and certification for educational benefits through the VA.

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers educational assistance to eligible individuals in the following programs:

  • Post-9/11 GI-Bill®/Chapter 33 - This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits. The benefit pays the school’s in-state tuition and fees, and pays the student a housing (BAH) and book allowance. The Post-9/11 GI Bill® also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill® to dependents.
  • Montgomery GI Bill® - This benefit encompasses both the Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB) Active Duty (Chapter 30) and the MGIB-Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606). Under Chapter 30, Active Duty members contribute a $100 a month for 12 months and are entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once they have completed a minimum service obligation. Under Chapter 1606, reservists must be actively drilling and have a 6 year obligation in the Selected Reserve to be eligible.
  • Reserve Educational Assistance (REAP)/Chapter 1607 is a Department of Defense education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to Active Duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the President or Congress.
  • Survivors and Dependents Assistance (DEA) Chapter 35 - Dependents’ Educational Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service (Voc Rehab) Chapter 31 - This program assists veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs through education and training. Veterans should meet with a Voc Rehab Counselor for a comprehensive evaluation to determine if they are entitled for services.
  • Tuition Assistance (TA) - Tuition Assistance may be provided to eligible Active Duty and Reserve members through their respective military units. Service members should consult with their units for availability and eligibility requirements.

To receive veterans’ benefits, students must complete an admissions file, follow their prescribed program plan in the catalog, and maintain satisfactory academic progress, attendance, and conduct.

If students receiving veterans’ benefits drop or withdraw from classes, they are required to report this change in hours to the GTCC Veterans/Military Assistance Programs Office. Students’ benefits will be reduced for the rest of the semester. VA students who stop attending class or participating in on-line classes may incur debt with the VA if prompt notification is not given to the school’s VA Representative.

Independent courses must be approved by the Veterans/Military Assistance Programs Coordinator prior to enrollment. The Department of Veterans Affairs will not pay for courses that are audited.

WebAdvisor

WebAdvisor: https://webadvisor.gtcc.edu

WebAdvisor is the web-based system through which students can register for classes, view grades, review their program evaluation, and make payments for courses.