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    Casper College
   
 
  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog & Student Handbook

Introduction to Casper College



Casper College is one of the largest and most comprehensive community colleges in the region. Established in 1945 as Wyoming’s first junior college and initially located at Natrona County High School, Casper College moved to its current site 10 years later. The campus consists of 28 buildings on more than 200 acres.

Casper College develops and maintains educational programs, student support services, and activities appropriate to the needs of the communities served. The college provides programs that parallel the first two years of a baccalaureate education, prepares students for vocational and professional degrees, and provides valuable lifelong learning opportunities. Through its academic transfer and technical and career programs, Casper College has developed a national reputation for its academic standard and outstanding career programs.

Alumni Association

The Casper College Alumni Association, chartered in 1989 to promote community awareness and appreciation for Casper College, joins a network of former students and friends who share a love of learning and deep affection for Casper College. It is a Casper College Foundation affiliate. The Alumni Association offers scholarships to outstanding incoming and continuing students and awards the Distinguished Alumni Award to alumni who have made significant contributions in their chosen fields or communities and the annual Commitment to Excellence Award to an individual who has given exemplary service to and has made a significant difference in the growth and development of Casper College. The association also organizes the annual T-Bird Trek (a half-marathon, 10K, and 5K run/walk) and sponsors an annual chili feed at Homecoming, as well as other activities throughout the academic year.

The Alumni Office is located in the Nolte Gateway Center, room 306D. Staff manages alumni information and provides support for the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Call 307-268-2218 for more information.

Campus Crime Awareness

The Annual Security Report, Annual Fire Safety Report, Emergency Response Guide, Daily Crime Log, and other safety information is available on the Campus Security webpage and in print at the Campus Security Office. The Annual Security Report includes statistics for crimes that occurred on college property, campus security policies, alcohol and drug use prevention, reporting of crimes, and other related matters. The Daily Crime Log is posted in compliance with the Clery Act in the Nolte Gateway Center, Strausner Hall, and other buildings, and on the Campus Security webpage.

Closures

Campus closure announcements for inclement weather conditions, hazardous conditions, or emergencies will be made over CC Alert and local radio and television stations.

Communication Method

Casper College’s official method of communication is email using the college assigned student email account. Students can expect to receive notices about academics, enrollment, social events, safety, and other relevant information. Students are responsible for information sent to them via their Casper College email account.

District Board and President

A locally elected, seven-member district board, or board of trustees, governs Casper College. Members serve four year terms. The board meets the third Tuesday of each month in the Nolte Gateway Center, room 312 at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. Board meeting minutes are available at caspercollege.edu/administration/board_minutes.html. Board polices are available in the Policy Manual.

The college president is the chief administrative officer. The president is appointed by and responsible to the Board of Trustees and has responsibility for college management and operations. Click here for more information on college governance.

Enrollment

In the fall semester 2015, the college enrollment was 3,849, including 1,719 full-time and 2,130 part-time students. Students came from all Wyoming counties, 37 other states, and 17 foreign countries.

Foundation

The Casper College Foundation was established in 1962 to advance and assist in the development, growth, and operation of Casper College. The foundation provides outstanding support to Casper College in the form of facilities, scholarships, and equipment.

The foundation welcomes donations of funds and properties and is a qualified tax-exempt corporation for federal income tax purposes. The foundation office is located in the Nolte Gateway Center, Room 306 at Casper College.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed a program, and other important information, please visit the college’s website, or the “Gainful Employment Disclosure List ” in our online catalog and click on the desired program for specific information.

Institutional Graduation/Completion Rate Disclosure Statement

Casper College provides the following information regarding institutional completion in compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965. These rates reflect the completion status of students who enrolled during the Fall 2013 semester and for whom 150% of the normal time-to-completion has elapsed.

During the Fall 2013 semester, 615 first-time, full-time certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students entered Casper College. After three years, as of August 31, 2016, 32.5% of these students had completed their programs of study at Casper College. An additional 19% of this cohort group transferred to other institutions prior to completing their respective programs of study. Refer questions related to this report to the Institutional Researcher at 307-268-2211.

Nondiscrimination

Casper College is an equal opportunity institution and as such, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, political affiliation, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, religion, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law in admission or access to or treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries concerning Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504 may be referred to Casper College, Human Resources Department, 125 College Dr., Casper, WY 82601; 307-268-2025 or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region VIII, 1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204-3582; 303-844-5695 or TDD 303-844-3417.

Wyoming Community College Commission

The Wyoming Legislature established the Wyoming Community College Commission to serve as the coordinating agency for the state’s seven community colleges. More information on the Wyoming Community College Commission is available at www.commission.wcc.edu/.