Summer registration continues, Fall registration has begun

Apr.14, 2016

Register now for summer classes. Our summer course schedule is online on MyWCC. Summer sessions start May 16 (earn three credits in three weeks), May 23, June 27 and August 1. Fall registration has begun.

Click here for important information regarding the registration process, dates and deadlines for summer sessions.

Click here for the updated Academic Calendar.

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Spring Open House on May 17

Apr.13, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Visit academic and student services tables, participate in a campus tour and information session. Speak with faculty, staff and students about academic programs, student services and career and transfer opportunities.

Click here for more information.

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School Structure: Guided Pathways

Apr.11, 2016

Starting in the Fall of 2016, the college is implementing a new organizational structure to help guide students toward their degrees more quickly and more affordably. With student success in mind, Academic Affairs will change from Divisions to Schools with Guided Pathways to help students more easily navigate college systems, processes and degree requirements.

The four Schools are:

School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Business and Professional Careers

School of Health Careers, Technology and Applied Learning

School of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering

In addition, there will be an academic support unit: the Center for Learning Resources, Library, Media and Instructional Technology.

Through the new School Structure, students will be introduced to a specific academic pathway based on their interest. Together with counselors, advisors and faculty, students will receive guidance on completing their program of study through the guided pathways model. Research on guided pathways suggests that an intentional and focused curriculum has the potential to contain costs while improving student outcomes. The guided pathways approach helps students move through the general education requirements while focusing on specific certificate or degree requirements.

This model is based on research suggesting that community colleges have been operating under a “cafeteria” model that was appropriate to their primary mission in the 1960’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, which was to dramatically expand access to higher education—a mission they fulfilled beyond expectation.  According to Redesigning America’s community colleges: A clearer path to student success, (by T.R. Bailey, S.S. Jaggers and D. Jenkins), the new guided pathways redesign is a framework that helps students choose, enter, and complete a program of study aligned with their goals for employment and further education. The guided pathways process starts with student end goals for careers or further education in mind and “backward maps” programs and supports to ensure that students are prepared to thrive in employment and education at the next level.

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Course Evaluations

Apr.11, 2016

The Course Evaluation Period is April 18 through May 8.
Please take a few minutes to complete your anonymous survey(s). Your feedback is important to your professors!

FIRST, ACCESS THE <mycourseval LINK: http://www.sunywcc.edu/courseval

THEN -

1. Log into <mycourseval by entering your WCC user ID and password

2. You will see your list of available surveys. Then click on Take Survey

3. The survey will open and you’ll see all the available questions. Submit when finished

4. If more than one of your courses has been selected, you may continue on with the next survey or return to the <mycourseval link later.

HELP is available at: MyWCCHelpdesk@sunywcc.edu or call 914 606-5600.

Thank you for participating!

 

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Financial Aid Advising Week

Apr.10, 2016

Need help filling out FAFSA and TAP applications? Financial Aid counselors will be available Monday, April 18 – Thursday, April 21 from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm in the Student Center Lobby. Just stop by, no appointments necessary.

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New Transfer Agreements

Apr.03, 2016

We are working with our partners in education to make transferring to four-year schools easier. Click here to see the latest.

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Important Information for Graduates

Mar.31, 2016

Beginning May 2016 all diplomas and certificates of graduates will be mailed directly from our vendor to the home address listed in your student center in MYWCC.

Please be sure to verify your address on file is correct to assure receipt of your diploma/certificate. Verify or make changes BEFORE May 1, 2016.

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Foundation pays tribute to late Board member Jerry Siegel

Mar.30, 2016

siegelIt is with deep sadness that Westchester Community College and the WCC Foundation mourn the passing of long-time Foundation Board member and friend Jerome Siegel.  Jerry passed away on March 25, 2016, just two months shy of his 99th birthday, at his beloved home in the Dominican Republic.

Together with his late wife Ruth, Jerry believed deeply in the transformative power of education.  He joined the Foundation board in 1994, and for nearly twenty-five years was an active and involved member, serving on the Foundation’s Student Focus Committee.

In 2002 he established the Ruth & Jerome Siegel Scholarships which have awarded nearly $1 million in scholarships to help hundreds of WCC students achieve their dream of a college education.

He also contributed generously to the construction of the College’s Gateway Center, for which the Siegel Café is named in his honor.

Jerry also leant his support to several community organizations including White Plains Hospital Center, Columbian Presbyterian Medical Center, and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of NYC, an organization with which he was helping the College develop a partnership.

We are honored by this incredible legacy that has allowed so many students to pursue their dreams of higher education.

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Medical Administrative Assistant exam

Mar.24, 2016

Our most recent cohort of Medical Administrative Assistant students passed their certifying exam at 100% pass rate! This non-credit program, (Perkins funded) has been very successful.  To date we have offered three cohorts on campus.  In addition, the EOC has also offered the MAA credential to qualified clients. The program culminates with the administration of the CMAA certifying exam on campus and the majority of completers are taking and passing the exam. Please join us in congratulating these hard working students!

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Director of G2E was featured in 914Inc. magazine

Mar.05, 2016

Eridania Camacho, director of the college’s Gateway to Entrepreneurship program, has been featured in 914Inc. magazine. She was included on The It List: 50 Names You Need To Know To Do Business In Westchester.

http://goo.gl/W071eS

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