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

Student Success Center



The Student Success Center is located on the 3rd floor of the Gateway Building room 350, and is home to Career Services, COMPASS and GED exams, Disability Support, Single Parent and the Swift Kick Programs. We are here to serve students with a variety of goals such as academic and career planning, test anxiety, general information sharing and guidance through the admissions process. Contact us at 307-268-2089 or www.caspercollege.edu/swiftkick.html.

ACT Testing

The American College Testing Program (ACT), which offers the test nationwide, has established the following dates for taking the test.

Fall Test Dates Spring/Summer Test Dates
2nd Saturday in September 2nd Saturday in February
Last Saturday in October 2nd Saturday in April
2nd Saturday in December 2nd Saturday in June

Deadlines for registration and online registration can be accessed by going to www.act.org. For futher information, contact the Student Success Director or Specialist at 268-2255 or 268-3315.

These test scores, along with a transcript from a high school or former college, assist the student and the advisor at registration in selecting a curriculum suited to ability. Casper College offers classes designed to meet deficiencies of students with low achievement.

GED Exam

Casper College offers the GED exam throughout each semester. The GED exam requires pre-registration before a student can sit for the exam. Please contact the Student Success Specialist at 268-3315 for information regarding pre-registration times and dates of testing. For more information regarding the test please visit www.GEDtestingservice.com.

Students are highly encouraged to prepare for the GED exam through the Adult Learning Center (268-2230) prior to taking the exam.

Placement Testing (COMPASS Exam)

The COMPASS exam, which aids students and advisors in proper course placement, is given in the Gateway Building, room 350.

The cost of the exam is $10.00, and consists of three tests – reading, writing and math. Although each test is not timed, students should plan on 2 hours for completion of the entire exam. Results are provided immediately after the exam has concluded.

The exam is administered on M,T, and F from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and Wed. from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The COMPASS exam is also available on Thursday evenings by appointment only. All other listed times do not require an appointment. Students must bring a picture ID. Calculators are provided.

For more information please contact the Student Success Specialist at 268-3315 or the Student Success Center Office Assistant at 268- 2089. To view sample questions please visit the COMPASS website at http://www.act.org/compass/sample/index.html.

Career Services

Uncertain about your educational and career goals? Need to work while attending college? Looking for your first career job? Visit Career Services in the Student Success Center, located on the third floor of the Gateway Building. The professional staff can help you get some focus on these goals and provide general advising for students who are uncertain or exploring.

Employment-related services for Casper College students and graduates include job listings, internships, assistance with development of resumes and cover letters, and practice job interviews.

College transfer and study abroad information is available in the center’s resource area, on the Career Services web page (www.caspercollege.edu/career), or by calling 268-2662.

Disability Services

Student with physical, learning or emotional impairments must overcome a variety of obstacles in order to achieve their personal and academic goals. The Office of Disability Services is committed to assisting these individuals and offers a number of resources designed to make Casper College’s programs more accessible to disabled students. All part-time and full-time student enrolled at Casper College, who have a documented disability are eligible for services.

Persons requesting such services will meet with the Disability Services Counselor to review eligibility documentation, discuss the types of accommodations being requested, and complete a required service agreement.

Typically accommodative services require at least 72 hours of advanced planning prior to implementation. However, when adaptive equipment or special services must be ordered, a minimum of two weeks must be allowed.

Possible accommodations that may be arranged include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: extended time on a test, tests in a distraction free environment, scriber, spell checker, digital recorder, materials in an alternate format, books on tape, reader, sign language, interpreter, priority seating, adaptive computer equipment and software, and appropriate tables and chairs. In addition, special shuttle bus services or class relocation may be arranged. The Disability Services office is located in the Gateway Building, Room 342, phone 268-2557.

Single Parent Program

The Single Parent Program offers a variety of services to assist and guide Casper College single parents toward success. Not only does the program offer academic planning and guidance to help students navigate the higher education system but it also provides some additional financial resources to help offset the cost of attending college. Due to the high cost of textbooks, the single parent program has established a library of textbooks for loan. A grant is also available to qualified single parents. To qualify for the grant, single parents must be in good academic standing. Due to the number of single parents served, there is a waiting list. Students must be registered for classes to be placed on the waiting list or receive any other financial assistance through the single parent program. To learn more and access services, please see the Director of Student Success in the Gateway building, room 347 or call 268-2255.

**There may be financial opportunities for low-income, married females with children to assist with tuition, books and day care expenses. Please see the Director of Student Success.

On-Campus Employment

Students interested in working on or off campus may view job postings at www.caspercollege.edu/career or stop by the Student Success Center on the third floor of the Gateway Building. Based on appilcants’ qualifications and job interests, students may apply directly to the supervisor using the referral information within the job posting.

On-campus employment affords students the opportunity to offset college costs and gain valuable work experience. Degree-seeking students in good standing and enrolled at least half-time may apply to work up to 15 hours per week. All on-campus positions pay above minimum wage.

There are three funding sources, which enable students to work oncampus:

  1. Federal Work-Study (FWS): Students must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and meet income guidelines to be eligible for federally funded work-study. Eligibility is determined by the Enrollment Services Office. See “Financial Assistance ” (Federal Work-Study).
  2. Institutional: Any eligible students may apply for institutional or college-funded positions.
  3. Grants: Any eligible students may apply for positions funded through various grants.

Off-Campus Employment

Career Services provides assistance to students and alumni seeking off-campus employment. The professional staff provides resume assistance, arranges interviews, and offers numerous employment-related services. Job openings are posted at www.caspercollege.edu/career.