Mar 20, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog 
  
2018-2019 Catalog

Services for Students



Services for students are available at PCC’s Fremont, PCC Southwest, Durango, and Pueblo campuses; contact each campus directly. To find out if the services listed in this section exist at all campuses, contact the Go!Zone (Enrollment Services Office).

Bookstore

The PCC Bookstore serves PCC students, faculty, staff and the community. We sell all required textbooks and supplies, as well as general interest art, office and school supplies, calculators, greeting cards, computers, clothing and gift items. The bookstore conducts a used book buy-back at least once during each semester. Students can sell back their books year-round on our website. In order to serve our students, we offer both new and used textbook rentals as well as new and used textbooks for purchase. The Pueblo campus has a physical store open year round. The Fremont Campus has a store that is open at the beginning of each semester. Southwest students are invited to purchase from our website with direct ship to their homes. Students from all campuses can purchase all Textbooks, supplies and PCC imprinted items online.

Career and Transfer Services

Career and transfer services are offered to students and alumni through the Career and Transfer Center located in the Go!Zone, in the Student Center. Services include:

  • Career exploration and planning
  • Job posting and industry job fairs
  • Employer networking and information sessions
  • Resume and cover letter seminars
  • Interview skills workshops
  • Full-service career management system
  • Four-year college and university information and visitations

Call 719.549.3036 for information.

Children First: Child Care Referral Service

If you need child care, Children First can provide free customized referrals to students, faculty and staff for licensed child care providers or programs that will meet your unique needs. Stop by our office in AB-174, call 1.877.338.2273 or check online. We can also help find trainings for parents or child care providers.

Children First also assists Early Childhood (EC) professionals by providing opportunities for continuous program enhancement through the support of the new Colorado Shines Quality Rating and Improvement System, and by scheduling trainings for EC professionals to meet licensing requirements and Professional Development Information System (PDIS) requirements to further their personal professional development.

Children First maintains a list of community resources in southeastern Colorado. Stop by our office to find out more. In addition to our Pueblo campus office, we have a satellite office at the PCC Fremont Campus. For more information, call 719.549.3411 in Pueblo or 719.296.6118 in Cañon City.

Customer Solutions Center/Downtown Studio

The Customer Solutions Center is a phone-based help center where prospective and current students can get answers regarding enrollment and services such as financial aid. The CSC can be reached by calling 719.549.3200. We are located in the Downtown Studio on the corner of First Street and Santa Fe Avenue in Pueblo. Staff members provide one-on-one enrollment services to assist veterans, displaced and low-wage earners with the transition to college life.

Dining Services

The Pueblo Joe’s cafe is located in the lower level of the Student Center. Pueblo Joe’s offers breakfast specials along with pastries and beverages. The lunch menu includes specials, deli sandwiches, grill items, healthy grab n’ go items and a build-your-own burrito and salad bar. The PCC Culinary Arts Program offers lunch in the GPA Dining Room next to the cafe from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday during fall and spring semesters. During the fall and spring semesters, gourmet dinners are served in the GPA Dining Room on Wednesday evenings. Pueblo Joe’s and the GPA Dining Room area are open to students, faculty, staff and the general public. The college also provides a complete catering service for large and small events scheduled at PCC.

Health Clinic

Pueblo Campus: PCC has partnered with the Pueblo Community Health Center to provide Healthcare services on site for students, staff, family members, and community members. Services include, but are not limited to; general office visits, physical exams, well-women exams & birth control, minor injury treatment, immunizations, prescriptions, referrals, and tobacco cessation. This clinic will bill your insurance. We can assist with benefits determination including Medicaid or PCHC’s sliding fee scale for those who qualify. Please call 719.549.3315 to schedule appointment.
Fremont Campus: Students enrolled in six (6) or more semester credit hours can utilize the health center at the Fremont Campus at no charge. Students taking less than six (6) semester credits can be seen for a $30 office visit fee. Dr. Arguello is available four hours weekly during fall and spring semesters. Services include, but are not limited to; general office visits, physical exams, minor injury treatment, immunizations, prescriptions, referrals, and tobacco cessation. Reduced fees available for vaccinations, labs, and other miscellaneous testing. The clinic is available for faculty, staff, and immediate family members of students and PCC employees for a $30 office visit fee. To schedule an appointment, please call 719.296.6107.
PCC Southwest Campus: Students enrolled in six (6) or more semester credit hours can utilize the health center at the PCC Southwest Campus. Students taking less than (6) semester credits can be seen for a $30 office visit fee. Allie Enoch, NP is available eight hours monthly during fall and spring semesters. Services include, but are not limited to; general office visits, physical exams, minor injury treatment, immunizations, prescriptions, referrals and tobacco cessation. Clinic is available for faculty, staff, and immediate family members of students and PCC employees for a $30 office visit fee. To schedule an appointment, please call 970.564.6231.

Learning Center

The Pueblo, Fremont, Southwest campus each have a Learning Center and each center offers various services. You may inquire about these services on your campus.

Computerized learning assistance is available at all campuses. PrepSTEP is an interactive computerized tutorial and testing program that offers support for a wide variety of subjects. PrepSTEP also offers career-seeking services, including interest inventories, career information, resume writing and interview skills. This program is Internet based and available any time. For more information, contact the Learning Center on your campus.

The Learning Center provides the following services:

Disability Resources (AB 120)

If you have a disability (including issues related to post-traumatic stress and/or temporary disabilities such as a broken arm), you may qualify for accommodations. These accommodations include, but are not limited to, note-taking services, alternative text formats and sign language interpreting services. These services are available to students at all campuses.

The Disability Resources Center also offers courses in assistive technology. CIS 101 , CIS 102 , CIS 104  and CIS 107  are small, self-paced courses that teach you how to use assistive technology such as voice recognition programs, screen readers and other adaptive devices. You also have access to the assistive technology classroom during open lab hours. (Note: Lab hours may vary from semester to semester.)

Student Computer Access (AB 042)

We have laptop computers that students may use to do required academic work. Our state-of-the-art computers have many software programs used in academic classrooms, as well as Internet service you may use to conduct academic research. Use of laptops requires a photo ID and laptops must remain in the Learning Center.

Testing Center (AB 134)

The Testing Center offers a distraction free environment for academic, placement, typing, high stakes, and professional exams. Our services include professional exams through PearsonVUE, Kryterion, Castle, IQT, ISO, MSSC, Prometric, Comira, Prior Learning Assessments and Credit by exam such as CLEP and DSST. The Testing Center at PCC is here to serve our students as well as the larger Southern Colorado Community. All services provided in the Testing Center require a valid state issued photo ID.

Tutoring (AB 056)

Tutorial Services offers free tutoring assistance to all students enrolled at PCC. Each campus offers different options. Students should contact their campus to inquire about what tutoring is offered for various courses.

At the Pueblo campus, there is a drop-in tutoring option known as Pro Tutoring – Writing Pro, Math Pro, Science Pro and IT/Computer Pro. Pro Tutoring services are available Monday through Friday during the Learning Center’s normal operating hours. Pro Tutoring schedules are posted on the college website under Tutoring. Hard copy schedules are available in the Learning Center.

Tutoring for other courses may be requested by submitting a tutor request form in the Learning Center.

Limited online tutoring through Brainfuse is also available through the Desire2Learn (D2L) program. Brainfuse is free to all PCC students at all campuses.

Library

PCC’s Pueblo and Fremont campuses have academic libraries providing materials and services to students, faculty and community members. The library collections contain more than 55,000 books, periodicals and nonprint materials, as well as digital resources such as online databases and eBooks. At the PCC Pueblo campus, the library is located in the Mike Davis Academic Building and is designed to provide several learning support services including private study rooms, laptops for use inside and out of the library, reference materials and research assistance from library professionals.

Currently enrolled students and PCC staff members automatically have a library account and their PCC ID card is used as a library card. Patrons checking out materials agree to the PCC Library Borrower’s Agreement, which can be found on the PCC Library web page. Access to the library’s online databases is permitted with the use of the student or staff member’s S number. The Pueblo Campus Library provides the following services:

Features

The Pueblo Campus Library provides laptop computers and accessories, eReaders, digital recorders, scanners, laser printers, a photocopier and open and private study areas. One ADA-compliant computer work station is provided for wheelchair-bound patrons and some adaptive equipment is available upon request.

Library Catalog

Access to the PCC Library Catalog is made available through the PCC Library webpage from the Start Your Research Here menu option. Library materials are shared between the Pueblo and Fremont campus libraries and can be requested by students and staff at any PCC or Southwest campus.

Online Resources

Nearly fifty online resources are available to PCC students and staff, including library databases with full-text articles, streaming media and an eBook collection of more than 20,000 titles. Access the databases on any campus computer or off-campus through the PCC Library home page using your S number. The PCC Library also provides information literacy and research instruction via the PCC Library Classroom in the D2L learning management system.

Reference

Reference assistance is available for developing research strategies and identifying resources for class assignments or personal interests. Individual and group orientations are available to students and instructors. Time with a reference librarian can be scheduled by phone, email or the Book a Librarian option on the PCC Library webpage.

Course Reserves

Course reserves are meant to be utilized inside the library. This collection includes books and study materials provided by instructors to supplement course textbooks, as well as writing style manuals and other academic aids. Students may inquire at the library’s service desk for course reserves.

Access to Colorado Libraries

The PCC Library is a Colorado Libraries Collaborate (CLC) member. PCC students and staff members at PCC are allowed to check out materials from other participating Colorado libraries by showing their PCC identification card.

Interlibrary Loans

Through this loan service, you may request books or journal articles from libraries statewide.

Marketing and Communications Office

PCC’s Marketing and Communications Office is responsible for media relations, advertising, marketing, public relations, college branding and special events. The department is responsible for PCC’s website and the myPCC portal. To keep PCC students and the college informed, Marketing and Communications publishes timely news via an electronic newsletter called the Panther Pause and FYI News, a quick-read flyer that is posted in the restrooms.

Office of Recruitment

The Office of Recruitment conducts an array of activities to create community awareness of PCC programs and the college in general. These activities include conducting campus tours and visiting schools and organizations to deliver presentations. Recruitment also assists prospective students through the enrollment process. Student Ambassadors serve a key role in assisting with these efforts. If you are interested in scheduling a campus tour for yourself or a group, or would like to meet with staff to assist you through the enrollment process, please stop by the New Student Studio, located in the Student Center, Room 155, or call 719.549.3116 or click to schedule a tour. On the Fremont Campus, tours can be arranged by calling 719.296.6105.

Public Safety/PCC Police Department

Reporting a Crime

In the event of any crime, fire or emergency on campus or its surrounding area(s), students and employees should immediately notify the law enforcement entity for the respective location, as follows:

Pueblo Campus – PCC Police Department, Student Center, Room 152 at 719.549.3355, 911 or using one of eight Blue Emergency Phones located throughout the Pueblo campus.

City of Pueblo – Pueblo Police Department, 200 S. Main St, Pueblo, CO 81003, at 719.553.2538

Pueblo County – Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, 909 Court St., Pueblo, CO 81003, at 719.583.6250

Fremont Campus – PCC Police Department (Room FC115), at 719.296.6130 or 911

City of Cañon City – Cañon City Police Department, 161 Justice Center Road, Cañon City, CO 81212, at 719.276.5600

Fremont County - Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, 100 Justice Center Road, Cañon City, CO 81212, at 719.276.5555

PCC Southwest Site/City of Durango – Durango Police Department, 990 E. Second Ave., Durango, CO 81301, at 970.385.2900 or 911

PCC Southwest Campus/City of Cortez – Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, 730 E Driscoll St., Cortez, CO 81321, at 970.565.8452 or 911

Reporting a Crime to a Campus Security Authority (CSA)

Although PCC encourages all criminal incidents be reported to law enforcement, a student may report a crime to a Campus Security Authority. However, students may also report a crime to a Campus Security Authority (CSA), who is responsible for forwarding non-identifying information to the PCC Police Department for inclusion in the annual Security Report, regardless of whether the victim chooses to file a report with law enforcement. CSAs are defined as “someone who has significant responsibility for students and campus activates.” The following are examples of CSAs:

  Club sponsors Chief Student Services Officer
  PCC Police Department Department chairs
  Disability Resources and Services staff Financial aid advisors
  Student Life staff Title IX coordinators

Confidential Crime Reporting

A witness to a crime who wishes to remain anonymous may call the following to report a crime anonymously. Please remember these are voice message systems only and immediate action will not be taken.

  • Pueblo Campus – Pueblo Crime Stoppers, 719.549.7867
  • Fremont Campus – Fremont County Crime Stoppers, 719.275.7867
  • Southwest Campus – Durango-La Plata Crime Stoppers, 970.247.1112
  • All Campuses – Safe2Tell: 1.877.542.SAFE

Recreation Center

The PCC Recreation Center is located in the Student Center, Room 159. The Recreation Center provides recreation, fitness, special events and wellness opportunities for students, faculty, staff and community members.

We strive to enhance healthy lifestyles and well-being on the PCC campus in a safe and welcoming environment.

Individual Fitness: More than 60 pieces of cardiovascular and weight training equipment are available.

Group Fitness Classes: Every semester the Recreation Center provides a variety of Group Fitness classes with a schedule available on the PCC Recreation Center webpage. Classes offered are Senior Strength Training, WOW (Women on Weights), Yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba, Chair Yoga, Strength Training and Cycle Fit.

Intramural Sports: We offer a variety of co-ed seasonal intramural sports. Intramural sports are open to all students, faculty, and staff which includes flag football, basketball, soccer and volleyball. Seasonal information on intramural sports and questions can be directed to the Recreation Center.

All PCC students enrolled in on-campus (Pueblo) classes pay a Recreation fee with their tuition and have access to the Recreation Center at no additional cost. Students enrolled in online classes only, or in classes at other PCC campuses (Fremont, Mancos, Durango) may purchase a $20 monthly membership or $5 day pass. All incoming new students, registered in on-campus classes, will have Recreation Center access at the start of the semester, when classes begin.

Recreation Center access is granted only for the semester in which the student is enrolled in classes and has paid the recreation center fees. Students enrolled in fall and are registered for spring classes, will have access to the Recreation Center during the winter break. Students not enrolled in summer classes, but enrolled in fall and/or spring classes, will have to pay the $20 monthly membership fee for the summer months.

Operating hours are 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The center is closed on Sunday. Please call 719.549.3363 for more information.

Referral Services

These services are offered to students who need ongoing counseling, mental health, and alcohol assistance. You may contact our Health Clinic located in the Medical Technology Building, Room 118 on the Pueblo Campus and the Go!Zone at the Fremont Campus. We also have Navigator Trainers on the Pueblo Campus located in the Student Center, Room 241. These offices provide a number of services.

Crisis Intervention

Assistance is available to students who are experiencing a crisis. Once the crisis has passed, we refer students to off-campus resources.

PROJECT ACCESS (Advancing Community Care; Enhancing Student Success)

The Pueblo Campus of PCC has partnered with Catholic Charities to offer assistance to students. In addition to an Options 4 Change class, Project Access provides referrals to numerous community services. This is an exciting partnership that is a valuable resource for PCC students.

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Information

PCC maintains drug prevention information and resources in cooperation with the referral sources in the community. We also have information concerning alcohol abuse prevention. These resources are available to all employees and students. You can obtain information and confidential referrals by contacting the Director of Student and Judicial Affairs.

STEM Center

The STEM Center is located in the Academic Davis Building, Room 150 and provides students with state-of-the-art equipment to supplement their classroom experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Equipment includes:

Computers and Laptops: Laptops can be checked out and retained in the STEM Center for your use with a student ID. Students can access the Internet, print assignments and access software programs that include CAD, SketchUp and Adobe. This software can be used to design 3D projects for our many 3D printers.

Nine 3D printers: The 3D printers in the STEM Center serve all of your design needs and include six Makerbots, two Afinias and one Mojo. These printers can be utilized by students to complete class projects as well as personal projects for a small fee.
Raspberry Pi Lab: Within the STEM Center is a Raspberry Pi Lab that is used in conjunction with the Engineering Methodologies class but can be utilized by students and faculty. It contains six stations with monitors, keyboard and mouse for Raspberry Pi hookup.

Three zSpace Computers: zSpace technology combines elements of virtual reality and augmented reality to create lifelike learning experiences on the computer. Applications include Cyber Science, which includes astronomy, botany, chemistry, Earth science, human anatomy, microbiology, mechanical, paleontology and zoology; Cyber Anatomy, which includes information on human anatomy; Curie’s Elements (chemistry); GeoGebra (algebra); Leopoly (sculpting); Newton’s Park (physics); and Franklin’s Lab (circuitry).
Other Equipment: The STEM Center also houses two classrooms for science and math classes and contains other equipment such as Lego robotics, instant challenge supplies and meccanoid robotics.

Events: The STEM Center hosts many STEM events, including Technology Tuesdays, Science Thursdays and the Stars of STEM speaking series. Technology Tuesday provides hands-on opportunities to expose students, faculty and community members to new or existing technologies. Science Thursdays offers students, faculty and community members hands-on science inquiry. The Stars of STEM speaking series offers students, faculty and community members an inside look at what STEM professionals do in their careers and offers insight on the education required to obtain a position in that particular STEM field.

Student and Judicial Affairs

The Director of Student and Judicial Affairs is located in the Student Center, Room 241. The director also provides a number of services to college students, including:

  • Mediation of conflicts with students or others on campus
  • Resolution of disputes with other students or college offices
  • Promotion of civility on campus
  • Promotion of academic integrity
  • Educational awareness of dating violence and stalking

The Student Center and Auxiliary Services

The PCC Student Center is a multiuse facility that provides one-stop shopping for many student services. The Student Services Division is located on the upper level. The lower level of the Student Center houses recreational and service facilities; these include the Bookstore, Recreation Center, televisions, Pueblo Joe’s Café, and student lounge areas. Wi-Fi access throughout the building has been implemented. A ballroom is located on the upper level; and is designed to accommodate special dinners, social functions and large group meetings for students and community members. For more information, call 719.549.3074 or visit the Student Center, Room 234.

TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS)

TRIO Student Support Services is a federally funded program that provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The goal of the program is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next. Services include instruction in basic study skills; tutorial services; academic, financial, and personal counseling; assistance in securing admission and financial aid for enrollment in four-year institutions; and guidance on career options.

TRIO Upward Bound

The vision of the Upward Bound Program at PCC is to provide eligible students the opportunity to increase the academic performance and graduate from high school, go to college and to motivate the students to be the first generation to graduate from college with a four-year degree. The Upward Bound grant is funded through a TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

TRIO Veterans Upward Bound

Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide free college preparatory courses to qualified veterans beginning or returning to college. Day and evening classes are offered year-round at Pueblo Community College, Pikes Peak Community College and CSU-Pueblo. Assistance is offered to veterans who do not have high school diplomas prepare for the GED test. Application assistance, career and academic advising, transcript requests, financial aid assistance, basic skills testing and individual tutoring are offered to VUB veterans. For more information, please contact the Veterans Upward Bound Office at 719.549.3077 or Room 154 in the Davis Academic Building.

Two-way Interactive Video Classrooms

Two-way interactive video classes are taught at any campus location with students participating from another campus location through video conferencing. These courses include online classroom instruction and participation.