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General Catalog 2009-2010

Student Services and Activities

Student Success: A Shared Responsibility

Glendale Community College is dedicated to providing diverse programs and services that help students develop the ability to meet their educational and personal goals. We recognize that student success is a shared responsibility of both employees and students, and believe that to succeed students must be involved as active partners in education.

Employees are committed to:

1. Making every effort to provide accurate, timely information regarding access to the college's programs, services and amenities.

2. Providing quality student services and making knowledgeable and accurate inter-office referrals.

3. Reviewing and updating student services and procedures based on feedback from students.

4. Treating students with respect, courtesy and dignity.

5. Practicing behavior that is interpersonally effective such as friendliness, patience and sensitivity to the feelings of others.

6. Being open to nontraditional requests and seeking resolution when possible.

7. Providing learning opportunities for students to acquire life management skills such as realistic goal setting, time management, stress management, and social skills.

8. Recognizing that academic progress and intellectual growth are the student's primary goals, and to provide services that will promote such progress.

 

Students are expected to:

1. Read and review printed materials and ask questions regarding access and services in a timely manner.

2. Follow through on suggested referrals and identify the referring office or employee.

3. Use and evaluate student services and procedures in order to provide meaningful feedback.

4. Treat employees with respect, courtesy and dignity.

5. Recognize efforts to accommodate their needs or requests, and show patience and sensitivity to employees who are following procedures.

6. Communicate their needs and let employees know the perceived barriers to meeting their requests.

7. Be aware of and select those personal growth opportunities that will help them develop life and social management skills.

8. Make a commitment to their own academic and intellectual growth and to use those services that will help them achieve their goals.

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Services

Academic Advisement

GCC Main Location: EC (Enrollment Center)

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Friday during the Summer

Telephone: 623.845.4576

GCC North Location: C Building (Student Services Building)

Advisement is available by appointment only.

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Friday during the Summer

Telephone: 623.845.4000

All students are encouraged to seek academic advisement before registering for courses. Academic Advisors assist students by:

• providing information about educational options, requirements, policies, and procedures;
• planning an educational program consistent with a student’s interests and abilities;
• assisting students in a continual monitoring and evaluation of their educational progress;
• integrating the many resources of the institution to meet the student’s educational needs and aspirations.

Academic Advisement is required of any student who is:

• on restrictive status for veterans benefits,
• placed on restricted course list for Financial Aid,
• petitioning for graduation.

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Admissions, Records, Registration

GCC Main Location: EC (Enrollment Center)

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Friday during the Summer

Telephone: 623.845.3300

GCC North Location: C Building (Student Services Building)

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Friday during the Summer

Telephone: 623.845.4000

This office provides information and assistance with admission; residency; registration; graduation; transcripts, refunds; enrollment verification; special admission of individuals under age 18; Nursing and Honors Program admissions; and athletic eligibility.

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Bookstore

GCC Main Location: O5 Building

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Closed Friday & Saturday during the Summer
Closed on School Holidays

Telephone: 623.845.3545

GCC North Location: C Building (Student Services Building)

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. to Noon
Closed Friday & Saturday during the Summer
Closed on School Holidays

Telephone: 623.845.4023

The on-campus Bookstore is operated by Follett Higher Education Group and offers students easy access to a variety of school-related items: general school supplies, art and drafting supplies, new and used textbooks, clothing, greeting cards, gift items, snacks, as well as software at an educational price. To order books online: www.efollett.com.

Check Policy:

1. Checks must be made payable to Glendale Community College Bookstore.

2. Checks will be accepted for the amount of the purchase only, with one of the following forms of ID: a current Arizona Driver’s License, a GCC ID, a State ID, or a Military ID.

3. There is a $20 fee for a check returned by the bank.

4. No out-of-state checks / no exceptions.

Refund Policy:

1. New and used textbooks may be returned for a full refund within 7 days from and including the official start of the fall and spring semesters, and summer sessions.

2. After the 7 day period, new and used textbooks may be returned for a full refund within 2 days of purchase except OE/OE and short-term classes. See Bookstore for details.

3. No refunds are allowed on new or used textbooks purchased within the last 2 weeks of classes and the week of finals of any semester or summer session.

4. All refunds must be accompanied by a valid sales receipt.

Buy Back Policy:

1. The Bookstore buys books year round.

2. At the end of each semester, with a professor’s written adoption, the Bookstore will buy back textbooks for the following term at 50% of the purchase price until they have sufficient quantity.

3. All other books will be bought at prevailing national market value.

4. The Bookstore reserves the right to determine quality, quantity, and price of books bought back.

5. An AZ Driver’s License or a GCC ID is required to sell your books.

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Cashier's Office

GCC Main Location: EC (Enrollment Center)

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Friday during the Summer

Telephone: 623.845.3589

GCC North Location: C Building (Student Services Building)

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Friday during the Summer

Telephone: 623.845.4000

The Cashiers Office is responsible for the collection of tuition and fees for credit and non credit classes. In addition, they collect payment for parking and library fines, student ID replacement, testing fees and child care charges. This office processes tuition refunds and disburses Financial Aid checks. The Cashiers Office also distributes student payroll checks and will cash personal checks for up to $5.00 with a valid student ID card and drivers license.

Refunds:

The Cashiers Office will not start processing refunds until after the second week of classes. Refund checks will be mailed or credit cards will be credited, based on the original payment method. You may request a refund prior to this time frame in the following manner:

Tuition Payment by Check: If less than fifteen (15) working days from the date of payment, bring canceled check, bank statement or notice from bank confirming check clearance to the cashier window. A refund check will be ordered from our District office and will be mailed to your home within two (2) working days.

• If check clearance information is not available, fifteen (15) working days must pass from the date of payment for a refund to be processed; (twenty (20) days for out of state checks).

Tuition Payment by Credit Card: Refunds must be applied to the same card used for payment. Call 623-845-3333 or bring your card to the cashier's window for immediate credit. Refund checks cannot be issued for payments made by credit card. If you no longer have the card, the refund will still be processed to that card number and the bank will issue your refund.

Tuition Payment by Cash: Call 623-845-3589 or come to the cashier window. A refund check will be ordered from our District office and will be mailed to your home within two (2) working days.

Tuition Payment by E-Cashier (Payment Plans): E-Cashier payments are collected by a third party (Nelnet) and are deposited to the student's account 10 days (or next business day if a weekend) after the bank or credit card account has been charged. The college will order refund checks for e-Cashier payments - there will not be an automated return of funds to the account used as that information resides with e-Cashier, not the college.

For your protection, please show a picture ID when requesting refunds at a cashier window.

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Center for Learning

GCC Main Location: CL-36 (Center for Learning)

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Summer hours vary

Telephone: 623.845.3812

The Center For Learning provides free support services for all GCC students: tutoring, computer labs, multimedia, and study strategies. The Center for Learning is also a model for community colleges to coordinate services directed at the problem of adult illiteracy. The Center serves adults who have a wide range of literacy needs, including ESL and basic skills with flexible educational services for a nominal fee.

The Center for Learning is open to anyone in the community over the age of 16 years as well as all GCC students.

Services offered:

• Tutoring in most academic areas (credit students only)

• Software and media materials available in English, Reading and Math

• Study skills videos

• Credit classes

• Study skills inventory

• READ classes

• Software and media materials

• Additional help from GCC faculty members who work in the Center

• Non-credit ESOL classes

• Make-up testing

Services available to faculty:

• Computer software and multi-instructional materials list.

Credit classes are available in Grammar Review, Reading, Vocabulary, ESL Business Writing, and American Culture.

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Counseling and Career Services

GCC Main Location: CCS (Counseling and Career Services)

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Friday during the Summer

Web Site: http://www.gccaz.edu/career

Telephone:

Counseling Appointments/walk-ins 623.845.3064
Students Success Workshops 623.845.3064
Mentoring 623.845.3064
New Student Orientation Registration 623.845.3333
Re-Entry Services 623.845.3064
Career Services 623.845.3283
Internship (Career Work Experience) 623.845.3062
Job Search/Posting 623.845.3283

GCC North Location: C Building (Student Services Building)

Counseling:

Counseling is available by appointment only.

Hours: Vary. Call for appointment.

Telephone: 623.845.4016

Career Services:

Hours: Monday, 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Telephone: 623.845.4002

Counseling and Career Services houses a variety of services to help students reach their academic, educational, and personal goals.

• Individual Counseling is available for students who want assistance clarifying career and academic goals - or overcoming obstacles in their personal lives.

• Career Resources are available to learn more about career options, salaries, educational requirements and job growth.

• Employer Events are available to students and community members, such as Job Fairs, On-Campus Recruitments and Employer Seminars.

• Counseling and Personal Development Courses are offered each semester. Some of the more popular courses include: Career and Personal Development, Strategies for College Success, Stress Management, Anger Management, Eliminating Self Defeating Behavior, and Introduction to Multiculturalism.
The Counseling Department also offers courses in Behavioral Health Services. Please see the GCC Schedule of Classes for a current listing.

• Internships (Career Work Experience) are a great way to gain real life work experience and start your career.

• Job Opportunities are available in the Career Center, as well as online through the Maricopa Career Network: http://www.maricopa.edu/careers.

• Job Search Assistance is available to students and community members seeking employment.

• Job Search Strategies workshops or individual appointments help with making a job search plan, developing a résumé, learning interviewing skills and obtaining employment.

• Mentoring Program helps students to network. Students receive critical information on student services and campus resources.

• New Student Orientations are conducted, generally at the beginning of each semester.

• Re-Entry Services are designed for adult students who are new to college or are returning after a period of time.

• Career, Confidence, and Success Workshops are short free workshops offered each semester. Workshops include: Résumé Writing, Interview Skills, Dress for Success, Test Taking Skills, and University Transfer Tidbits.

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Disability Services and Resources

GCC Main Location: TDS-100 (Testing and Disability Services)

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Friday during the Summer

Telephone: 623.845.3080
Fax: 623.845.3273
Video Phone for the Deaf: 1.866.869.7383

GCC North: Contact GCC Main Campus Location

Hours: Tuesday, 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

GCC is committed to providing a fully integrated and accessible campus environment for students with disabilities. Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Disability Services and Resources (DSR) office at the beginning of the admission process to discuss service needs.

Certain accommodations require advanced planning to be available by the first day of class. Please, for best results, make an appointment with your DSR advisor early in the registration process, which begins several months prior to the start of a semester. Certain services require a completed (paid) registration for the accommodation to be available.

Support services provided by DSR include: academic and career advising, registration, and financial aid application assistance. Students requesting accommodations must document the need for academic aids. Knowledge of disability and disability documentation is kept confidential. Information is shared from DSR on a need-to-know basis or as directed by the student.

The following academic aids may be obtained through the DSR office, as appropriate: readers, note takers, testing accommodations (including proctors, scribes), library research aid, sign language interpreters, and assistance with adapted course work materials.

For table/chair requests go to www.gc.maricopa.edu/procurement/docs/ada_form.html. Students with disabilities with a properly identified vehicle may park in ANY designated disabled parking spaces.

Registration Assistance
Registration assistance may be obtained by contacting Disability Services and Resources (623.845.3080). There is a special video phone for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Educational Plans and Forms
Students may request a DSR advisor's assistance in completing a Post-Secondary Education Plan of Study and related forms required by Vocational Rehabilitation programs (AZ D.E.S. Rehabilitation Services Administration), (Veterans Administration).

Eligibility for Accommodations and Required Disability Documentation
MCCCD has established minimum requirements which documentation must meet in order to support the current and substantial need for academic accommodation. Consequently, a student with a disability must provide DSR with required disability documentation to verify the nature and extent of the disability prior to receiving academic accommodations. Consult the Disability Services and Resources web site at: www.gccaz/futurestudents/studentsupport/disabilities.htm for the disability documentation requirements for:

• Physical Disabilities
• Specific Learning Disabilities
• Attention Deficit and/or Hyperactivity Disorders
• Psychological Disabilities
• Temporary Impairments

With consent from students, treatment providers may fax copies of necessary documentation directly to the DSR office (fax: 623.845.3273).

The DSR Coordinator or Program Advisor is responsible for evaluating and determining accommodation eligibility.

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Enrollment Center

GCC Main Location: EC (Enrollment Center)

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Friday during the Summer

GCC North Location: C Building (Student Services Building)

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Friday during the Summer

Telephone: 623.845.4000

Visit the Enrollment Center (EC) for general information, admissions, academic advisement, financial aid, university transfer information, course registration, veteran services, tuition and fee payment, and student ID cards.

ID Cards
Every GCC student may obtain a free picture ID card. A fee of $5.00 will be charged to replace a lost card. A valid ID is required to use the High Tech Center, Cashier’s Office, Library Media Center, to activate an eGCC account, and for classes such as Aerobics and the Fitness Center.

To obtain your GCC identification card, you will be required to show an official picture identification (i.e.: AZ driver’s license, military identification) and a copy of your class registration.

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Financial Aid

GCC Main Location: EC (Enrollment Center)

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Friday during the Summer

Telephone: 623.845.3366

GCC North Location: C Building (Student Services Building)
Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Telephone: 623.845.4018

Glendale Community College participates in several financial aid programs designed to assist students in meeting financial needs while attending college. The form and type of financial aid varies according to the needs of the student and the purpose and philosophy of the Financial Aid Program. These programs consist of grants, loans, scholarships, and jobs.

Applications are available at the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office and at: www.gccaz.edu/finaid/fafsa.html or the Department of Education web site: www.fafsa.ed.gov. Approximately three months are required to complete the application process. This time varies throughout the year. As the beginning of classes approach, our volume increases and the evaluation process takes longer. Applications for Fall assistance are due in April.

To accept Student Financial Aid funds obligates a student to successfully complete 2/3 of all credit hours attempted during the evaluation period and maintain a GPA at or above the published institutional minimum scholastic standard.

Revisions to financial aid awards may occur as a result of changes in student eligibility, academic status, or student failure to comply with federal/state laws/regulations and college policies. Awards are also subject to revision should the annual federal or state allocation of funds to the college be reduced below anticipated funding levels, or should limitation be placed upon funds intended for student financial aid purposes. The college reserves the right to review, revise, or terminate a financial aid award at any time.

Grants

Four types of grants are available for students. These grants are awarded based on need and do not need to be repaid as long as satisfactory enrollment and/or other specified requirements are maintained.

• Pell Grant (PELL)

• Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG), based on limited funding.

• Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP), based on limited funding.

• Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), based on completion of a rigorous secondary school program.

• Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, based on specific fields and agreement to teach in specified locations.

Loans

Title IV Loan Programs:

Three types of Title IV loans are made available to eligible Glendale Community College students to make it possible to attend, but must be repaid.

• Federal Perkins Loan - This is an institution-direct loan, based on limited funding.

• Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan - This is a need-based loan. The federal government subsidizes interest while the student attends college on a minimum of a half time basis.

• Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan - This is a non-need based loan. The federal government does not subsidize interest; therefore, interest begins accruing on the day the loan is disbursed. The borrower is responsible for interest that accrues throughout the life of the loan, including in-school and deferment periods.

Short-Term Loans:

Six short-term loan funds administered by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office are available to students in need of emergency assistance. These are:

• Beta Sigma Phi Student Loan Fund

• Business and Professional Women's Foundation, Arizona Corporate Chapter Loan Fund

• First Interstate Bank of Arizona Charitable Foundation

• Sun City West American Association of University Women Loan Fund

• Louis Csontos Memorial Loan Fund - A memorial fund has been established by the wife of the late, longtime faculty member, Louis Csontos, to provide short-term loans for GCC students in need of emergency educational assistance.

• Dr. Al J. Hoeffel Memorial Loan Fund - The family and friends of Dr. Al J. Hoeffel, former chairperson of the GCC Counseling Department, and longtime Arizona educator, have established a fund to provide short-term loans to GCC students in need of special assistance.

Employment

Employment is available to students, based on limited funding, through Federal Work Study (FWS). These are part-time jobs usually in your educational field.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available at Glendale Community College for prospective enrollees and continuing students. Additional scholarships are granted through local high schools and community organizations. Another source for scholarship information is the World Wide Web. GCC has links to several free scholarship searches from the Financial Aid portion of our web site: www.gccaz.edu/finaid/scholarships.html.
Applications for scholarships for the Fall semester should be made in the prior spring.

GCC Scholarships

• AAA Si Se Puede!
• Adult Re-entry GCC
• Allen Howey Memorial
• Alpha Delta Kappa Education
• Associated Student Government (ASG) Memorial Award
• Bonnie Ann Nelson
• Carl Soderberg
• Center for Leaning ESL
• Central Arizona Region Vintage Chevrolet Club of America
• Doeg M. Nelson Memorial
• Don Schultz Memorial
• Dougherty Foundation
• Dr. Betsy Herlihy Memorial
• Dr. Irwin S. "Wes" Westenberg
• Dr. Joe Griego Memorial
• Dr. John Waltrip Endowed
• Dr. & Mrs. Merle Lange
• Dr. Phil Randolph
• Dr. Reinhold Kiermayr Memorial
• Dr. Ruby D. Gordon
• Dr. Ted Barkin
• Edith Blakely-Sweet
• Ellen Claire Lawrence Memorial
• Energy Systems Design AutoCAD
• Engineers Club of the Sun Cities Area
• English & Journalism Teaching
• GCC Employees 40th Anniversary
• GCC Faculty Senate in Honor of Dr. John Waltrip
• GCC Veterans Spirit of National Service
• Gene Eastin Memorial
• Glendale Art Council
• Glendale Community College Assistance
• Glendale Community College Merit
• Glendale Kachina Rotary
• Grady-Maxfield
• Hank Knowles Memorial
• Helping Hands for Single Moms
• In Memorial of Erma R. Griggs and Rosa Rochin
• International Education
• James F. Sherman Memorial
• Jayla Abrielle Snyder Memorial
• Jean Ann Abel
• John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital
• John Weldon Harrison Memorial Math
• Karen Williams Memorial
• Kimmens Family
• Lida Ruiz Memorial
• Life 2.0
• Manny and Sue Griego
• Margarita Toraya Journalism
• Margaret M. Larkin Nursing
• Martin Randolph Memorial
• National Nurses Training Club
• National Service
• Nellie H. Jones
• Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy
• Norma P. Perez Memorial
• Pat Haas Memorial
• Refsnes Memorial
• Religious Studies
• Rene Catalano
• Staten Library Book
• Student-2-Student
• Student Leadership Excellence Award
• The Equality Award
• Victor L. Boels Memorial
• Victoria N. Bohn
• Walter T. Glemba
• Welcome to GCC
• Women's Club at Glendale Community College

Department/Program Scholarships

• Achieving a College Education (ACE Plus)
• Andrew and Patricia J. Mikus
• Ann Hug
• Arizona Nurses Foundation
• Athletic Talent Award
• Arizona Nurses Foundation
• AZ Nurses Association Chapter 1
• AZ Nurses Association Chapter 30
• Banner Thunderbird Volunteer Services
• Betty Hedin Elsner
• Bill Flynn Memorial
• Chancellor's
• Chemistry Fund
• Cindy Oplinger
• Computer, Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (CSEMS)
• Cooper State Mustang Ford Asset Club
• Daimler Chrysler Automotive
• Dance
• Dolores Bowyer Memorial
• Drama
• English Department Memorial
• Fitness Opportunities for Adults with Disabilities
• Flo Kitts Memorial
• Flo Kitts Memorial Scholarship for the Humanities
• Foundation Honors
• Frank Fitzgerald Art
• Future Firefighters
• Glendale Community College Management, Administrative, and Technical Association (MAT)
• Glendale Community College Professional Staff Association (PSA)
• Harold L. Nicely Memorial Ford ASSET Fund
• Harry Matz
• Helping Hands for Single Moms
• Honor's Fee Waiver
• Janice K. Boemer Honors Program
• Karen Williams Memorial
• Kitts Memorial
• Martha Glasco
• Music Activity Awards
• Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy
• Pat Haas Memorial
• Presidential
• Rats and Stats
• Richard Rees Developmental Disabilities Certificate
• Rick Brown Memorial
• Roger Hufford Memorial
• Steve Cooper
• Sun City Grand Music Club
• Sun City Rotary
• Tom Brazie Memorial
• Valory Roskelly Memorial
• Women's Leadership Group (WLG)

Other Scholarship Opportunities

• American Muslim Women’s Association
• Alhambra Foundation for the Future
• Arizona Business & Professional Women's Foundation
• Arizona Cattle Industry of Research and Education Foundation
• Arizona National Livestock
• Arizona Society of Practicing Accountants Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
• Asian/Pacific Islander Association
• Arizona Early Graduation Scholarship Program
• ASU West Bridges to Biomedical Careers for Under-represented Minority Students
• A.W. Bodine-Sunkist Memorial
• Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc
• Coca-Cola
• Dorrance
• ESA Foundation
• Father Joe N. Patterson Foundation
• Harriet M. Heatherington
• Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
• Maricopa Association of Chicanos in Higher Education, Inc. (MACHE)
• Maricopa Council on Black American Affairs (MCBAA)
• National Association of Hispanic Nurses-NAHN (Valle de Sol Chapter)
• Ronald McDonald House Charities
• Turnbow Foundation Leadership
• USA Funds

Additional information and regulations governing the above programs can be found on our web site at: www.gccaz.edu/finaid.

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First Year Experience

GCC Main Location: CCS-101 (Counseling and Career Services)

Telephone: 623.845.3064

Coordinator: Marjane Maton

Glendale Community College is dedicated to providing diverse programs and services that help students develop the ability to meet their educational and personal goals. The FYE seeks to create a structured program and environment in which freshman students can clarify goals, grow personally and socially, and excel academically through linkages with campus programs, services and resources.

The FYE program promotes a supportive environment in which students are a special and important part of the campus community. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning and access college resources that will benefit them.

Prime time classes are designed with integrated curriculum and assignments. Students have the option of participating in facilitated study groups, mentoring and mentoring focus groups, and specialized assessments. Contact the Program Coordinator for further information.

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Food Services

GCC Main Location: Palms Cafe, SU (Student Union)

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Summer session break hours vary

Telephone: 623.845.3543

GCC North Location: Arroyo Cafe, C Building (Student Services Building)

Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Summer session break hours vary

Telephone: 623.845.4027

The Palms Cafe, located at the GCC Main Campus, in the central area of the Student Union, serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverages, and snacks to students and faculty. Catered events are also available.

The Arroyo Cafe is located at the GCC North Campus, in the C Building (Student Services Building).

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High Tech Center Complex, GCC Main Campus

High Tech Center 1

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 6:50 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Friday, 6:50 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Summer hours may vary.

Telephone: 623.845.3458

The High Tech Center 1 (HT1) is a 31,250 sq. ft. multi-discipline computer and technology facility. A 9,100 sq. ft. subterranean open lab area, commonly called the P.I.T., is located in the center of the building. It has the capacity to hold 336 microcomputers and terminals distributed among 28 islands holding 12 workstations each. Virtually all microcomputers are networked. Surrounding the pit are administrative offices, conference room, college telephone switchboard, academic and administrative computer center, teleconference room, TV studio, computer-aided drafting/design lab, computer animation lab, and several other computer laboratories. HT1 is open 101 hours per week for use by students, faculty, and staff. Seventy-five (75) open entry/self-paced courses are offered year-round.

High Tech Center 2

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 6:50 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, 6:50 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Lab closed - classrooms open
Sunday, closed
Summer hours may vary

Telephone: 623.845.3552

High Tech Center 2 (HT2) is a semicircular 26,400 sq. ft. multi-discipline computer and technology facility. The building has ten classrooms and ten faculty offices. A 4,700 sq. ft. open lab area is adjacent to the faculty offices and is capable of holding 144 microcomputers and terminals distributed among 12 islands of 12 workstations each. The Center for Innovation, the offices of Training and Employee Development, and the Faculty Connection Center are also located in the Center.

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Housing Facilities

Glendale Community College does not have residence halls. Students must make their own arrangements for housing. A bulletin board located in the Student Union provides space for advertisements regarding living accommodations. The college makes no attempt to evaluate or approve posted housing offerings. It is advisable that students personally inspect any accommodations before renting or leasing.

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International Education Center

GCC Main Location: B-204 (Business)

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Fridays during the Summer

Telephone: 623.845.3135/623.845.3136

The International Education Center provides services to non-immigrant foreign students who are enrolled at Glendale Community College. The office staff advises foreign students, implements an orientation program, and assists with housing, transfer to a university, immigration and cultural adjustment. The Center also coordinates faculty and staff exchange programs and study abroad programs for domestic students.

Intensive ESL Program
The Intensive ESL Program (IESL) is designed for students whose native language is not English. By enrolling in the IESL, such students will have 12+ hours per week of classes to improve their English proficiency. Instruction in the English as a Second Language classes is provided by GCC English Department faculty.

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Library Media Center/John F. Prince Library, GCC Main Campus

Hours: Fall and Spring:
Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, Closed
Summer hours vary

Telephone:
Hours of Operation: 623.845.3100
Reference Services: 623.845.3112
Media Services: 623.845.3119
Reserve, Interlibrary Loan, and
Patron Services: 623.845.3109

Web address: http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/lmc/

The John F. Prince Library Media Center is the primary information center of the college. Its resources include over 80,000 volumes; subscriptions to electronic databases with thousands of full-text titles; print subscriptions to periodicals and newspapers; maps; microfilm; and audio and videocassettes, DVDs, slides, and related equipment.

Special services and facilities include interlibrary loan, photocopiers, group study rooms, computer commons, laptop computers, fax transmission, audio duplication, and accommodations for the visually impaired. In addition, there is a self-paced art studio tour available for check out. Visit the Circulation Desk to check out a state-of-the-art studio listening wand. Library faculty are available at all times to assist students, faculty, and staff with their reference and research needs. Electronic or remote assistance via chat service and email are also available through the library's web page. Media staff can assist students with media projects. Books, selected videocassettes and DVDs can be borrowed from the library. Reference books, periodicals, and selected reserve materials and some audio and video cassettes are limited to Library Media Center use only, and may not be removed from the Library.

Book drops are located on the west side of the Library Media Center at the circulation desk, on the east side of the media counter, and for the convenient return of library materials, on the curbside of the cul-de-sac circle drive at the east end of the campus.

The GCC student ID card is required as a library card. It must be validated each semester at the library circulation desk in order to check out library materials. The Enrollment Center issues ID cards upon presentation of a photo ID card and "paid registration receipt." Students also use their ID card to activate their Instructional Palette account in order to access the library's electronic databases and other resources. The palette account can be activated in either the library, HT1 or HT2.

Hours may vary during the summer sessions, holidays, semester breaks, etc. Please call (623.845.3100) or consult the library web site (www.gc.maricopa.edu/lmc/) for hours during those periods.

Loan Policy

Students and Faculty
The library loans materials to MCCCD students and employees with valid MCCCD ID cards. Students are limited to three items per subject. Most items are checked out for three weeks with one renewal. If materials are not returned, ONE courtesy notice is mailed. This will be the only notice sent prior to the posting of a debt (bill for material replacement.) Debts are posted after material is 14 days overdue. Failure to receive an overdue notice, debt notice or other collection notices does not remove responsibility for paying for associated fines and fees.

Debts
Debts apply 14 days after the due date. A borrower will be charged a $5.00 debt fee per item, plus replacement cost. The replacement cost will be waived if the material is returned; however, the $5.00 debt fee per item will not be waived. Willful destruction or mutilation of any library materials will result in a posted debt against the student record. The debt will include replacement costs for the damaged or mutilated material, plus a debt fee. The Maricopa Community Colleges Governing Board determines fees. The Arizona Department of Revenue collects unpaid fees.

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Library and Computer Center
GCC North Campus, Beshbito Building

Hours: Fall and Spring:
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to Noon
Sunday, Closed
Summer hours vary

Telephone:

Hours of Operation 623.845.4109
Reference Services 623.845.4112
Media Services 623.845.4119
Reserve, Interlibrary Loan, and
Patron Services
623.845.4109
Computer Help Desk in
Beshbito Building
623.845.4124
Student Technology
Helpdesk
623.845.3555
ext.2, option 2

Web Site: http://lib.gccaz.edu/lmc/

The GCC North Library and Computer Center is the primary information center of the college. Its resources include a book collection of approximately 2,000 volumes and subscriptions to electronic databases with thousands of full-text titles. In addition, access to the collections at the GCC Main Campus Library is provided through a dedicated courier service between both sites.

Special services and facilities include a reserve collection, interlibrary loan, photocopiers, group study rooms, and computer commons. Library faculty are available at all times to assist students, faculty, and staff with their reference and research needs. Electronic or remote access via chat service and email are also available through the library's web page. Media staff can assist students with media projects. Circulating books and DVDs can be borrowed from the library. Reference books and reserve materials are limited to library use only and may not be removed from the building.

Book drops are available at the Circulation Desk located through the west entrance of the building, and curbside in the parking lot north of the Library and Computer Center Building.

The GCC North student ID card is required as a library card. It must be validated each semester at the library circulation desk in order to check out materials. GCC North Enrollment Services issues ID cards. Students also use their ID card to activate their eGCC student computer account in order to access the library's electronic databases and other resources. The eGCC account can be activated in the computer commons area of the Library and Computer Center.

The Computer Commons area of the Library and Computer Center features 45 student computer workstations and 3 printers in an open lab environment. The computers are available for currently registered students who have activated their eGCC account. The computers are to be used to support academic coursework with technology assistance available at the Tech Help desk located in the Computer Commons area. Students needing off-site assistance are directed to the main student helpdesk number for all GCC campuses at the Student Technology Helpdesk 623.845.3555 ext. 2, then option 2.

Hours may vary during the summer sessions, holidays, semester breaks, etc. Please call (623.845.4109) or consult the library web site (http://lib.gccaz.edu/lmc) for hours during those periods.

Loan Policy

The Loan Policy stated under Library Media Center John F. Prince Library is the same for GCC North Students and Faculty. (See Above)

 

Math Solution

GCC Main Location: MA (Math)

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Summer hours:
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Closed Fridays

Telephone: 623.845.3813

Web Site: www.gc.maricopa.edu/math/MathSolution.htm

The Math Solution (located in the Northwest area of the MA building) provides FREE drop-in tutoring for all Mathematics students at GCC. The Mathematics Department operates this program, which provides tutoring by Math faculty, staff and advanced students. Also provided are mathematics software, math videos, a testing center, and a limited amount of help with Computer Science courses. Please see actual schedule posted in The Math Solution for CSC tutoring hours.

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Mentoring Programs

GCC Main Location: CCS (Counseling and Career Services)

Telephone: 623.845.3064

Coordinator: Joseph Bednorz

Gaucho Mentoring
Mentoring helps new students develop a support network and transition into college. Mentors refer students to campus resources and empower them to succeed in college. GCC administrators, faculty, and staff serve as mentors. In addition, experienced students serve as peer mentors.

Mentoring for Nursing Students
GCC Students are mentored through their prerequisite courses and the application process for the Nursing Program. Nursing students are provided academic support. Trini Sandoval works closely with the Nursing Program and its instructors to encourage, refer and support the nursing students.

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Multicultural Affairs

GCC Main Location: A-150 (Administration)

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Summer hours:
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Closed Fridays during the summer

Telephone: 623.845.3565

Multicultural Affairs is an educational outreach program designed to interest minorities in pursuing post-secondary education and to provide the assistance and resources necessary to facilitate the enrollment and educational planning process.

Services include:

1. Educational resources and materials

2. Educational information

3. Assistance with admissions and financial aid forms

4. Follow-up orientations

5. Assistance during registration

6. Educational planning

7. On-campus student services referral

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Office of Student Life

GCC Main Location: SU-101 (Student Union)

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Telephone: 623.845.3525

Web Site: www.gc.maricopa.edu/Studentlife

GCC North Location: C-118 (Student Services Building)

Hours: vary each semester

Telephone: 623.845.4025

Housing
A Bulletin Board located in the Student Union hallway provides space for information regarding living accommodations. The college does not inspect these facilities. It is advisable that students personally inspect any accommodations before renting or leasing the facilities.

Insurance (Accidents)
All students taking college credit classes are covered by a college accident insurance policy that has certain benefit limitations. Note that this is secondary to your personal health care insurance coverage.

Premium costs are included in the registration fees. Coverage is for accidents occurring only while the student is:

1. Attending class during the hours when college is in session.

2. Traveling for regular class sessions, directly to or from home and college other than by motorized vehicle (a) but not longer than one hour after class is dismissed; or (b) for the time required when traveling in a vehicle authorized and furnished by the college. No coverage is provided for any motorized vehicle not supervised and provided by the college/district.

3. Participating in or attending an activity exclusively sponsored and supervised by the college, and traveling to and from the activity in an authorized vehicle.

A printed copy of the policy benefits can be obtained from the Office of Student Life, SU-101.

Insurance (Health)
Students may purchase health insurance through a plan designed for students who attend one of the Maricopa Community Colleges. Students may also insure eligible dependents.

Brochures containing applications are available in the Office of Student Life (SU-101).

Publicity Guidelines
Before posting any publicity on campus bulletin boards or circulating publicity of any kind on campus, obtain clearance from the Office of Student Life.

Student Clubs & Organizations
Check our web site for descriptions or stop by the Student Leadership Center (SU-123D) to pick up a paper copy.

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Online Services for Students

Location: my.maricopa.edu

Hours: Monday through Sunday,6:00 a.m to 3:00 a.m

Visit my.maricopa.edu for online student services. Find classes, register for classes, view student schedule, view charges, make payments, get grades, request transcripts, and update contact information.

Location: www.gccaz.edu

Hours: 21 hours a day, 7 days a week

For general information about Glendale Community College visit www.gccaz.edu. Learn about the GCC community, admission and enrollment procedures, financial aid, and academic advising.

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Public Safety

GCC Main Location: CS (College Safety)

Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Telephone: 623.845.3535
623.845.3438

Web Site: www.gc.maricopa.edu/Studentlife

GCC North Location: A Building (Agua Sal Building)

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, 6:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Telephone: 623.845.4111

The mission of the Public Safety Department is to provide a safe and secure environment for all staff, students, and visitors.
The Public Safety Department is responsible for the enforcement of campus rules and regulations pertaining to the safety and well-being of all who enter the college grounds. Some of the services that the Public Safety Department provides includes protection of college and personal property; traffic control; visitor assistance; lost and found services; loss prevention and loss reporting; identification of safety hazards; and safety escorts. In addition, Public Safety posts campus Clery statistics for three previous years. To view these statistics refer to the Public Safety website at www.gc.maricopa.edu/safety, and click on “Disclosure of Safety policies and annual crimes statistics".

Accident Reporting (Non-traffic related)
Accidents resulting in injury should be reported to the instructor who will complete the college accident form. THE PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT MUST BE NOTIFIED IMMEDIATELY (GCC Main Campus: 623.845.3535 or 623.845.3438; GCC North Campus: 623.845.4111) WHEN AN ACCIDENT OCCURS. Accident forms are available at and processed by the Student Life Office.

Animals and Pets
Animals and pets are not permitted on the campus (seeing-eye or hearing assistance dogs are the exception). All stray and uncontrolled animals will be turned over to the nearest animal shelter. Infractions must be reported to the Public Safety Office immediately.

Bicycles/Skateboards/Roller Blades
Bicycles, skateboards, roller blades and/or roller skates are banned for use in the inner campus and parking lots due to potential injury to persons using the facilities. Bicycles must be wheeled on campus sidewalks and grass areas. Roller skates, roller blades and skateboards must be carried on campus sidewalks, roads, and grass areas.

Fire and Evacuation
If an alarm should sound, evacuate the building immediately. For students physically incapable of holding their places in line or moving at a reasonable speed, provisions must be made for them to move independently of the line of march under the supervision of a responsible student or instructor. Once outside the building, all persons should move AT LEAST FIFTY (50) feet away from the structure, but not parking lots.

In case of fire, notify the Public Safety desk (GCC Main Campus: 623.845.3535 or 623.845.3438; GCC North Campus: 623.845.4111).

Parking on Campus
Commuting to and from and trying to find parking spaces at Glendale Community College can be a frustrating experience. However, the GCC Public Safety department wants you to have a positive experience and makes every effort to assist you.

Parking Regulations
1. No vehicle shall:

a. Park anywhere other than designated parking areas, between 2 parallel lines. Employee parking areas are designated by yellow parking lines. Students are required to park in those spaces designated by white parallel lines other than visitor parking.

b. Park on ANY roadway not designated/marked for parking.

c. Occupy more than 1 parking space.
d. Park facing away from the centerline. (The parking lot has many one way aisles and parking facing in the incorrect direction results in unsafe traffic patterns.)

e. Park in a Red Zone/Fire Lane.

f. Park in a disabled space without proper state issued license plate or hanging decal.

2. Motorcycles/Vehicles shall park only in designated areas. There is NO parking at the end of islands and in "NO PARKING" areas.

3. Bicycles shall park in the racks provided. Bicycles shall not be chained to trees, lamp posts, fences, or buildings. The college reserves the right to remove improperly parked bicycles at the owner's expense.

Operating Regulations
1. Posted 15 M.P.H. speed limit is in effect.

2. Driving motor vehicles, motorized cycles, or bicycles on pedestrian paths, campus interior, or sidewalks is prohibited.

3. No careless or reckless driving is permitted.

4. Pedestrians always have the right of way and special caution must be exercised in high pedestrian traffic areas.

5. Compliance with State of Arizona, ARS-28 codes is mandatory.

6. All vehicles must comply with current emissions control standards.

Visitor Parking
Visitor parking is for "Visitors" only. Individuals registered for classes on this campus are not considered visitors. Any vehicle bearing a GCC or an MCCCD parking decal is not considered a visitor and will be cited.

Registration/Parking Violations and Fines
Examples of Fines Include:

• Parking in an unauthorized parking area ($25.00)

• Removing barricades or failure to obey vehicle control device ($25.00)

• Violating disabled parking stall or access ($50.00)

• Parking in a fire lane ($50.00)

• Falsifying information on registration application ($50.00)

• Failure to register a vehicle and display permit ($30.00)

• Displaying an altered or substituted permit ($50.00)

• All other violations ($15.00)

Parking fines are adopted as part of the Tuition and Fee schedule and are incorporated here by reference. Fee amounts are subject to change upon adoption of the schedule for the new fiscal year. For current fee amounts, please contact Public Safety or visit: www.gc.maricopa.edu/safety/

Fine Payment and Appeals
All citations issued to a vehicle will be charged against the student, employee, or the registered owner of the vehicle.

1. Fines must be paid at the Cashier's Office or by check in the envelope provided with the citation within 15 working days from the date of the citation or the fine will be doubled.

2. Anyone wishing to appeal a citation must do so within 15 working days from the date of the citation, or the citation fine will be doubled and all rights of appeal will be lost.

Step 1: If the party wishes to appeal, the citation or a copy of the citation must be attached to the completed written appeal form. The Parking and Traffic Appeals Officer will review all appeals. Appeal forms are available at the Public Safety Department. If the citation is appealed and the citation is upheld, payment must be received within twenty-one working days of the appeals letter notification date or doubling of the citation amount will occur.

Step 2: If the party receives an unfavorable decision from the Parking and Traffic Appeals Officer and wishes to appeal further to the college appeals board, the written appeal, the appeals officer's decision, a paid receipt equal to the amount of the penalty, and all enclosures must be returned to the Public Safety Department.

Step 3: Appeals Board. These enclosures will be held for the next appeals board. The appeals board will be the final adjudicating authority on campus.

Step 4: Further appeals may be taken to the Maricopa County Superior Court at the appellant's own expense.

Safety and Security
Glendale Community College is not liable for thefts and/or damages occurring on campus grounds. The following suggestions, however, are offered for your consideration and implementation:

1. Immediately report all accidents, damage, or thefts to Public Safety, located in the CS Building at GCC Main Campus, or A Building (Agua Sal Building) at GCC North Campus.

2. Close all vehicle windows and lock all doors.

3. Keep all personal items out of plain view

4. Report all suspicious activities and/or persons to Public Safety (GCC Main Campus: 623.845.3535 or 623.845.3438; GCC North Campus: 623.845.4111).

5. Use the buddy system, especially after dark. Escorts are available from the Public Safety Department.

6. Attend personal safety classes and other seminars when offered by the Public Safety Department. These seminars are informative, free of charge and advertised in the college newspaper, "The Voice."

Weapons
No firearms or lethal weapons of ANY type are permitted on the campus. For further information, contact the Director of Public Safety, or the Dean of Student Life in SU-109.

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Servicios Multiculturales

GCC Main Local: Edificio A-150 (Administracion)

Horas: De lunes a jueves, 8:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m.
viernes, 9:00 a.m. a 4:30 p.m.
Cerrados los viernes durante el verano

Teléfono: 623.845.3565

El programa de Servicios Multiculturales promueve la educación del colegio. Se recomienda que los jovenes de las escuelas secundarias y los adultos de la comunidad asistan a los programas en el Colegio Comunitario de Glendale para desarrollar interés y motivación en la educación. La educación superior del colegio es necesaria para las carreras y el empleo en el presente y en el futuro.

Se ofrece asistencia con las solicitudes para la admisión y asistencia con ayuda financiera. También se ofrece asistencia con todos los procesos de la inscripción y en la selección de clases.

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Testing Services

GCC Main Location: TDS-118 (Testing and Disability Services)

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Fridays during the Summer

Telephone: 623.845.3058

Information Line: 623.845.3852

GCC North Location: C - 118 (Student Services Building)

Hours:

ASSET/Accuplacer:
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

GED
www.gccaz.edu/GCCN/GED.html

Make Up Testing:
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Telephone: 623.845.4015

Testing Services at Glendale Community College provides academic testing to help students with proper course placement. The following are the main assessments administered on a scheduled basis:

ASSET (English, reading and mathematics placement) consists of three 25-minute placement tests and is designed to identify your skill levels in English language usage, reading and mathematics. Full assessment will cover English, reading, and mathematics and will take approximately 2 hours. Partial assessments will cover only one of the three tests and will take approximately 30 minutes. ASSET test review website: http://gquiz.gc.maricopa.edu/qm_asset/perception.dll?name=student.

ACCUPLACER is an untimed, computer-based placement test and is designed to identify your skill levels in English language usage, reading and mathematics. ACCUPLACER test review web site: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/accuplacer/.

CELSA (Combined English Language Skills Assessment) is a 45-minute multiple-choice test designed to measure context and grammatical understanding of the English language for students who are not native speakers of English.

NELSON-DENNY (reading test) is used by the Fire Science Department. Students who want to enroll in EMT104 and take this test must score at the 9th grade reading level. This is a pencil/paper timed test lasting 35 minutes.

CAPS (Career Ability Placement Survey) is used for the automotive admissions test and covers a variety of skill areas. This is a pencil/paper timed test lasting 40 minutes.

The center is also a site for proctoring examinations that have been sent from other colleges and universities. A fee is charged for this service. For more information call 623.845.3058.

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Transportation

Municipal bus service is available within the community. Bus schedules may be obtained from display racks in the Student Union or from the Glendale Public Library located at 5959 West Brown Street just north of GCC.

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University Transfer Office (UTO)

GCC Main Location: EC (Enrollment Center)

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Fridays during the Summer

Telephone: 623.845.4576

A student who intends to transfer to another college or university to complete requirements for a baccalaureate degree should consult the catalog of the college of intended transfer with the assistance of an advisor to determine the equivalent course requirements and equivalent courses that can be taken at Glendale Community College. Universities in the State of Arizona accept transfer students who have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better.

To make an appointment with a university representative, contact Academic Advisement in the EC or call 623.845.4576.

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Veteran Services

GCC Main Location: EC (Enrollment Center)

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Fridays during the Summer

Telephone: 623.845.3363

Glendale College Veteran Enrollment Services provides assistance to eligible students in applying for U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) educational benefits. Veteran Enrollment Services is responsible for certifying attendance and reporting changes in enrollment to the V.A.

Students receiving educational benefits from the V.A. should verify student status with the college’s Veteran Enrollment Services Representative, at least once in the beginning of each semester, to assure that their certification of enrollment is current. Also, anytime there is a change in course load hours, it is the student’s responsibility to report that change to the Veterans Affairs Office (VAO).

Restricted Students

Students who have a degree or who have completed 64 semester hours may be considered by the V.A. to be overqualified to receive community college educational benefits. If the student is lacking necessary courses for his or her degree, he or she can meet with an academic advisor for a program evaluation. The list of required classes will be sent to the V.A. with a request for approval of the program of study. Once approved, the student will be paid for only those classes required for the degree. Students must request V.A. certification each semester.

Transfer Credits

Students receiving V.A. educational benefits who have attended other colleges must have transcripts sent directly to the Glendale Community College Admissions and Records Office within 30 days of enrollment. The college Veterans Enrollment Services must be able to report to the V.A. the amount of credit previously earned before the end of the first semester to avoid retroactive termination of benefits.

Grades Assigned to Veterans

U.S. law prohibits payment of VA benefits for a course from which a veteran student withdraws, or for a course that the veteran student completes, but receives a grade for the course which will not be used in computing graduation requirements. Grades of A, B, C, D, F will result in full benefits for the veteran.

Grades of W, P, Z, Y or I will impact on VA benefits as follows:

W - VA will interpret a “W” as a voluntary withdrawal by the veteran and will require pay back of all benefits paid for that course from the beginning of the semester. Mitigating circumstances may exist which the veteran may choose to cite to the VA for adjudication and relief.

P - Will qualify for VA benefits only when a letter grade of A, B, C, D, or F is not available.

Y - VA will interpret this grade as an involuntary withdrawal by the veteran and will deny benefits from the date of withdrawal.

Z - VA will not pay for benefits for courses where the veteran receives no credit.

I - VA will allow the veteran seven (7) months in which to change an “Incomplete” grade to a grade of A, B, C, D, F, or P. If the veteran does not comply within seven (7) months, the VA will reclaim all monies paid for the period of the course (a full semester of benefits.)

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The Writing Center

GCC Main Location: HT2-107 (High Tech Center 2)

Hours: Hours vary between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday (limited hours on Saturday)

Telephone: 623.845.3480

GCC North Location: Tutoring Center (D Building)

Hours: By appointment Monday - Thursday

The Writing Center provides free individual writing assistance for all students. Students may make a 30-minute appointment with a faculty member to seek help in any aspect of writing: composing reports, outlining, research papers, reviews, essays, business memoranda, résumés, or letters.

Assistance is also given in related study skills: notetaking, essay exam techniques, reading, interpreting and writing literature, and reading improvement. Stop by to make an appointment. Please visit the Writing Center web site at:
http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/English/writingcenter/

GCC Electronic Writing Center
This service has been established to provide free writing assistance to students who need help in assignments and who are unable to come to our daytime facility. Students may submit written work by accessing our web page:
http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/EWC/

Both the Writing Center and the Electronic Writing Center are unavailable during the summer sessions.

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Activities

Art Exhibitions

Art Exhibitions presented by the Associated Student Government offer exhibitions from local artists in a variety of media. Located in the Student Lounge, all exhibitions are free and open to the public. The public opening is usually scheduled the first Monday evening of the show, from 6-8 pm. Refreshments are served. or more information, please call Darlene Goto at 623.845.3755.

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Art Faculty Exhibition

An exhibition of the Art Department faculty is held in the spring semester preceding the Student Art Exhibition. For information, call 623.845.3757.

This annual exhibit of the work of the Art Faculty is an opportunity to showcase the individual visions of the members of the Art Department of Glendale Community College.

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Art Student Exhibition

An Art Faculty juried exhibition of student art work is held every spring semester in the Student Lounge. Many items are available for purchase. Call the Art Department at 623.845.3757 for more information.

The annual Student Art Exhibit is an opportunity to see and share the variety of art media and experiences offered through the Art Department at Glendale Community College. The traditional arts are represented, along with innovative programs in computer generated images in animation, graphics, and digital photography.

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Art Children’s Exhibition
This annual exhibit from the Glendale Community College Children’s Center allows us to experience the joy of art through the eyes of children. Fresh and uncluttered, these artworks are a testimony to the creative possibilities in all of us.

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Associated Student Government

Location: Student Union, Room 123C

Telephone: 623.845.3526

The Associated Student Government gives students an excellent experience in leadership and democratic process. The members represent the College at various functions, promote social and cultural activities and help promote school spirit. Two of the elected members sit on the President’s Fund 2 Budget Advisory Committee that makes recommendations to the President regarding the allocation of student funds for various student activities on the campus.

The Associated Student Government (ASG) is made up of students elected from the student body during the third week of class each fall semester. A faculty member serves as advisor to the organization.

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Athletic Events

GCC maintains highly competitive intercollegiate sports programs in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Softball, Soccer, Tennis, Track/Field, and Volleyball. For more information on attending campus sports events, please call the Athletics Office at 623.845.3040.

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Clubs

Glendale Community College has more than 25 student clubs on campus. And if one of those is not what you are looking for, it is fun to start a new one in your area of interest. Clubs provide a network of friends and an opportunity to develop leadership skills.

Visit the Student Leadership Center (SU-123D) in the Student Union to learn more about specific clubs.

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Club Fairs

The Fall and Spring Club Fairs are held during the third week of class. It offers students an opportunity to gather information about joining Glendale College’s student clubs and organizations. Call 623-845-4474 for more information or go to www.gc.mariciopa.edu/studentlife/.

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Performing Arts

The Music, Theatre, and Dance Departments of GCC offer many programs to the community.

The Music Department offers a variety of concerts to students and the public. Concerts include programs by the A Cappella Choir, Chamber Singers, Musical Theater Workshop, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble and Guitar Ensemble. These are offered free to the public.

The Theatre Department offers several dramatic presentations during the year to students and the public. Two theatrical shows are presented each semester directed by faculty and staff. Auditions are held on campus and are open to students, faculty and staff, and the public. An outside professional director is often invited to direct one of the shows. The admission costs vary.

The Dance Department presents two dance concerts and several workshops each year which feature the GCC student dance companies, Physical Graffiti and Physical Graffiti II in works by faculty and nationally recognized guest choreographers. Each spring the NEW VOICES concert presents the work of graduating AAFA students. Auditions for Physical Graffiti and Physical Graffiti II are held (1) week prior to each semester.

For up-to-date information on upcoming activities, please call 623.845.3720.

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International Festival

Every year, usually in the first week of April, GCC hosts an international festival. The festival takes place outside under tents in the central mall area of the campus and features exhibits, live musical entertainment, dancing, food, and people from around the world.

The purpose of the international festival is to give students and employees a chance to experience the rich cultural diversity of our campus and community.

The event is free of charge and open to the public.

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Life 101 Student Success Workshops

Life 101 workshops, presented by GCC Counseling faculty, are free and are open to students and community members.

Topics:

• To Network or Not

• Healthy Relationships

• Test Taking Skills

• Do It Now: Understanding & Overcoming Procrastination

• Exploring Career Options

• Tongue Fu: How to Defuse & Deflect Verbal Conflict

• Strategies for Dealing with Painful Feelings

• Effective Resume Writing

• Dynamic Interviewing Strategies

For details, please see GCC Calendar of Events at http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/calendar/.

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Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is an internationally recognized honor society with over 40,000 members currently enrolled in more than 800 two-year colleges in the United States and abroad. The purpose of this organization is to recognize academic achievement, promote scholarship, develop character, and to cultivate fellowship. Membership entitles the scholar, in one of many honored traditions, to wear the golden stole, the double honor cord and the mortarboard tassels at his/her commencement.

The Omicron Lambda Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at GCC invites all students who have successfully completed twelve (12) credit hours with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 to join Phi Theta Kappa. If you are interested in membership, please contact advisors Connie Greenwell (623-845-4474) or Pam Hall (623-845-3825). More information about Phi Theta Kappa is available at www.ptk.org.

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Psi Beta

Psi Beta, an internationally recognized honor society, has as its mission the professional development of psychology students in two-year colleges through promotion and recognition of outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership, research, and community service.

Students with an interest or career aspirations in psychology that meet the requirements of having successfully completed 12 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and a 3.0 or higher in all psychology courses are welcomed into Psi Beta. At graduation, Psi Betans are distinguished by wearing a gold medallion and gold honor cords. Students meeting the research requirements have the opportunity to network and present their scholarly work on regional, national, and international levels.

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Speakers’ Forum

The Speakers’ Forum lecture series is presented on selected Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. from September through April. Well known speakers, authors, and faculty members provide stimulating lectures on a variety of topics. Lectures are free to the public. Contact Hannes Kvaran for more information at 623.845.3696.

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Study Skills Videos

Studies Skills videos are designed to help students gain academic success. All videos are available for viewing at the Center for Learning. For a list of study skills videos, stop by the Center for Learning, or call 623.845.3811.

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