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Catalog 2012-2013 
    
Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Services



Bookstore

The Casper College Bookstore, located in the Strausner Student Center, is open Monday through Friday. At the beginning of the fall and spring semesters, the bookstore is open additional evening hours to serve student needs.

In addition to new and used textbooks, the bookstore carries a large variety of school supplies, study aids, clothing and gift items, academically priced software, greeting cards, and snacks.

Full refunds for books in the same condition as purchased will be made through the first week of class. Refunds will also be made through the second week of class with a completed drop slip. Textbooks purchased for a one- or two-day class may not be returned for a full refund unless the class is cancelled. A receipt is required for all returns. Textbooks are bought back at the Casper College Bookstore year round. At the end of the semester books will be bought back for the store at half of new or used price if the store has a need for the book. All other books will be bought back at prices set by a used book company.

Campus Security

Casper College maintains a full-time proprietary security department which responds to calls for service and patrols the campus around the clock. Officers patrol the entire campus in marked vehicles and the residence halls on foot during certain hours. College security officers are not sworn law enforcement officers and do not have the power of arrest.

The Security Department has an excellent working relationship with the Casper Police Department and other area law enforcement agencies. Officers are trained in CPR and the use of Automated External Defibrillators and attend other specialized training courses on issues relevant to their duties. Among the services provided to the College community by Campus Security are vehicle unlocks, jump starts and safety escorts.

Campus Security can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays, by calling 307-268-2688. Additional information, including the College’s Annual Security Report, Annual Fire Safety Report, Emergency Response Guide and Daily Crime Log which are posted under the compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act can be obtained by going to the Campus Security website, www.caspercollege.edu/security/index.html.

Early Childhood Learning Center

The Inga Thorson Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs and provides early childhood education and childcare services, as well as parenting education programs, for members of the Casper College campus community.

The staff works in partnership with the children’s parents to nurture and encourage the children’s physical, emotional, social and educational development. The ECLC also serves as an educational laboratory site for students.

The ECLC can accommodate 52 children, ages infant through kindergarten, and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays through Fridays when school is in session. Fees vary according to the child’s age and are available on the CC website, A-Z, Childcare. There is a $30* per semester registration fee and a $30 prepayment which goes towards childcare costs.

* Per semester registration fees and prepayment are non-refundable. Fees, prepayment and rates are subject to change without notice.

Food Service

The cafeteria at the Ben Roberts Commons serves 19 meals per week: three meals a day Monday through Friday and two meals on Saturday and Sunday. Students living in the residence hall complex must have a food service contract for their board. There are four board plans:19 meals per week, 10 meals per week, 15 meals plus $60 Bonus Bucks and 10 meals plus $80 Bonus Bucks. Students not residing in the residence hall complex can obtain their meals at the Commons by purchasing a meal plan, or by paying cash at the cafeteria on a per meal basis, or by purchasing T-Bucks that are added to their ID card. Bonus Bucks expire at the end of the semester where as T-Bucks do not and are usable in future semesters.

Three coffee/snack bars are available on campus. The PS Coffee Cart is located in the second floor Wold Physical Science Center lobby. The DSL Coffee Bar is located in the Doornbos Student Lounge in the Liesinger Building, and the third coffee/snack bar is located on the third floor of the Gateway Building. All offer sandwiches, pastries, snacks, Seattle’s Best coffees and other beverages, and T-Bucks or Bonus Bucks may be used at the coffee/snack bars.

A student committee meets with the food service director to make suggestions regarding menu and special occasion dinners. The food service provides monthly special occasion and/or holiday meals. Food service for all occasions on the Casper College campus is catered by Sodexo, the food service company employed by the college.

Contract meal service for fall semester begins the first day of classes and lasts through the last day of final exams; for the spring semester, the first day of classes through commencement. The cafeteria will be closed between semesters, during spring break and on specific dates as listed in the Residence Halls Terms and Conditions of Occupancy Handbook.

Residence Halls

Housing, for full-time (12 hour), unmarried degree students, is provided on campus in the residence hall complex and Wheeler Terrace. All are three-story buildings providing ready access to the centers of campus activity.

Casper College recommends the on-campus living experience as an integral part of the total educational process but does not require students to live in the residence halls.

Students residing in Casper College residence halls are expected to behave responsibly. Existing regulations are intended to set the foundation for providing an educationally sound atmosphere within the building and on campus. Students are allowed to regulate their own hours, and no curfew is imposed. Each student receives a building key, allowing the student to come and go as he/she pleases.

Students who live in the residence hall complex are required to eat in the cafeteria located in the Ben Roberts Commons. Wheeler Terrace residents are not required to purchase a meal plan, but can if they chose to do so.

A deposit of $200 must accompany each application for residence hall reservations at Casper College. Reservation deposits and requests for further housing information should be addressed to the Director of Student Life, Casper College, 125 College Drive, Casper, WY 82601.

For more information about housing, see the “Payments ” section.

Single Student Apartments

Civic Apartments, twelve, one-bedroom unfinished apartments are available for 1 to 2 people with a minimum age requirement of 23 years old. Thorson Terrace Apartments, eight one-bedroom apartments rent for $550 per month, including utilities, Internet services and local telephone service. Thorson apartments are furnished, but occupants must provide their own utensils, dishes, bedding and linen. Assignments to these apartments are made in consideration of the applicant’s age, record of responsibility and class status. A damage deposit of $200 is required.

* Housing costs subject to change without notice.

Notary Public

A notary public is available to all students and those who need notarized signatures for completion of official documents. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this free service at the Accounting and Financial Management Office.

Student Health Insurance

All students are encouraged to have health insurance while attending Casper College. Some programs require health insurance for participation.

A student accident and sickness insurance plan may be purchased from Student Assurance Services. The plan is open to all students taking three credit hours or more. For information, enrollment materials and registration go to:   
www.sas-mn.com
or pick up a brochure from Student Services.

All International students on file with the International Student Admissions Office. Those students who come from countries without a National Insurance Plan, can purchase Casper College’s International Student Insurance through Student Insurance Services which also covers repatriation expenses. Contact the International Student Admissions Office at 307-268-3123 for more information.

Strausner Student Center

The main floor of the Strausner Student Center houses the offices of the Associate Vice President for Student Services, Campus Security Director, Director of Student Life, Student Health Service, Student Government, Student Activities Office and as well as the college bookstore, meeting rooms, information center and display areas for student organizations. The lower level of the building contains the Writing Center, English Center, GEAR UP program, Chinook Newspaper, Expression Magazine, Campus Security, and faculty offices as well as classrooms.