Dec 05, 2023  
Catalog 2012-2013 
    
Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Resources



Computer Laboratories

Both Windows and Macintosh computers are available in laboratories for general student access. In addition, Casper College has several departmental computer labs. Please consult the appropriate department head to determine availability of departmental computer labs.

All computer network resources are provided to support educational purposes relating to courses of study only. Commercial use is prohibited. Users are expected to comply with institutional policies and local, state and federal legal standards. The college may impose limited restrictions on the use of its computer network systems. Qualified users of the computer network resources include Casper College and university partnership students, faculty and staff.

Word processing, spreadsheet and database software and Internet access is available in the computer labs. Software used for specific disciplines is also available in certain labs. For additional information, contact the Information Technology Help Desk, 307-268-3648.

Library

The Goodstein Foundation Library provides an 118,000 volume collection of materials especially selected to serve the students and faculty of Casper College. This book collection is supplemented by more than 600 periodical subscriptions, in addition to other materials such as CD-ROM indexes, maps and pamphlets. The library also houses a special collection of noncirculating materials on Wyoming and the West with particular emphasis on Casper and Natrona County. Students and faculty have access to the holdings of libraries across Wyoming and the United States through automated network participation and interlibrary loan services.

Study carrels as well as tables are placed around the perimeter and among the stacks for privacy and concentration. Study rooms are available for the use of small groups or individuals. Networked computers, photocopiers and typewriters are also available for student use as are facilities for the use of videos and microforms. Additionally, the library provides an extensive program of bibliographic instruction in conjunction with various faculty.

Mathematics Learning Center

The Mathematics Learning Center, located in Room 104 of the Wold Physical Science Center, is available to all Casper College students. The center operates on a casual, drop-in basis with evening hours available Mondays through Thursdays during the academic year.

The supervisor of the laboratory and hired students are available for tutorial assistance. Several forms of electronic media including video and microcomputers are available. Video-taped lectures are available for most topics. Also, the center has software for the computer for tutorial instruction and for drill and practice.

English Center

Students wishing to improve skills in English grammar, sentence construction, phonics, spelling, vocabulary, reading, listening, and study skills may enroll in courses or obtain drop-in assistance in the English Center, Room 132 in the Strausner Student Center.

The Center provides an extensive library of programmed textbooks, audio and video tapes, computer software and reading pacers, making individualized, self-paced instruction available for each student. Students are able to arrange class hours to fit their particular schedules. An instructor is available during Center hours for consultation (for specific course offerings, see English ).

Western History Center

The Casper College Western History Center acquires, preserves, arranges, describes, and provides public access to both published and original documentary material of enduring historical value about Wyoming and the west, with a focus on Casper and central Wyoming. Public access is defined as (1) physical arrangement and intellectual description, and (2) providing reference service. The department allows access, reference, and delivery services without compromising the preservation of the materials or the legal rights of the creators, donors, subjects and owners of those materials. For more information, contact the Western History Center Archivist, in the Goodstein Library Room 203, by calling 307-268-2680.

Writing Center

The Writing Center is a resource for the students, faculty and staff of Casper College, UW/CC Center and affiliated institutions, as well as residents of the Casper community. Trained writing assistants work with authors on writing projects in all disciplines, and on personal projects such as business and professional correspondence, poetry, fiction and other genres. Peer, faculty, and community volunteer staff use a variety of strategies to assist authors at any stage of a writing project, from generating materials, to drafting and revising to editing of the final version. Writing Center resources include textbooks, professional journals, and teacher preparation materials about writing in all disciplines, plus information on markets and contests for writers. Writing Center services are free; check at the Writing Center, Strausner Student Center, Room 138, (307) 268-2610 for hours each semester.

GEAR UP

GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a federal grant program designed to increase the number of atrisk youth who enter into and succeed in post-secondary education. Casper’s GEAR UP program serves 7th -12th grade Natrona County youth and their parents. GEAR UP also focuses on enhancing already existent youth services through partnerships and networks in local communities. GEAR UP programs can be found at each of Wyoming’s community college campuses as well as on the University of Wyoming campus. Casper College houses its GEAR UP program in the lower level of the Strausner Student Center.