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College Catalog 2008-2010

Academic Information

Orientation

All new students are expected to participate in an orientation program conducted by members of the administration, Student Development Services, the faculty, and the Student Government Association. The purpose of orientation is to acquaint students with the administrative personnel, faculty, student leaders, and available services. The regulations, policies, and privileges of the college as set forth in the catalog are discussed and interpreted.

Registration

The college curriculum courses are offered on a semester system of 16 weeks. All curriculum students must register at the beginning of each term. All students are expected to register during the time specified for that purpose on the college calendar. Each semester, returning students are encouraged to pre-register for the subsequent semester. Students are expected to pay tuition charges in full on the same day that registration occurs.

Course Load

Students enrolled for 12 or more semester credit hours during the fall and spring semesters are designated as full-time students. No additional tuition is charged for credit hours over and above 16. Normally, the course load range is from 16-19 semester credit hours.

Students may take no more than 19 semester credit hours during fall or spring semester without special permission of their advisor and the vice president for Educational and Student Support Services or the dean of Student Services.

Students will not be permitted to register for more than 22 semester credit hours.

Students enrolled for seven or more semester credit hours during the summer semester are designated as full-time students. Pell recipients must enroll in at least 12 semester credit hours to receive a full Pell award for a summer semester. Students may take no more than 12 semester credit hours during the summer semester without special permission of their advisor and the vice president of Educational and Student Support Services or the dean of Student Services. Students are not permitted to register for more than 14 semester credit hours during the summer semester.

Students experiencing academic difficulty will be advised to take a reduced course load. Employed students may also be advised to take a reduced course load contingent upon their academic standing.

Double Major

Students wanting to pursue two degrees at the same time may do so by seeing a counselor and completing a Change of Program form. On the form under the question of "New Program," the name of both degrees to be pursued must be indicated. The current catalog in effect on the date the form is completed will be used to determine the course requirements for the degree(s).

Distance Education

CCCC's comprehensive schedule of distance education courses provides a top-quality, fully-accredited educational alternative for the self-directed, independent learner who values quality, convenience, and flexibility. Distance education courses contain the same basic content, require the same academic rigor, and offer the same semester credits as traditional courses. The major difference between face-to-face courses and distance courses is the instructional delivery method. Courses are offered using three methods: online, hybrid, and multi-format.

Through distance education, travel to campus is minimal or not required at all. Distance courses are learner-focused, challenging, and demand as much or more time than traditional courses. Students who are considering enrolling in a distance program or a distance course should work closely with their faculty advisor or counselor.

The Associate in Arts (A.A.) in University Transfer, the Associate in Science (A.S.) in University Transfer, the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Accounting, the A.A.S. in Business Administration, the A.A.S. in Human Resources Management, the A.A.S. in Library and Information Technology, and the A.A.S. in Community Journalism may be earned entirely through a combination of distance education delivery methods.

Distance education also offers a variety of diplomas and certificates.

Distance Education Online and Multi-format

Online and multi-format courses use the World Wide Web, e-mail, and other Internet resources to provide opportunities for meaningful student-to-faculty and student-to-student interaction comparable to the traditional college classroom. Additional resources such as CD-ROM, textbooks, and other printed materials are common requirements. Students must have access to a reliable personal computer (home, office, or college campus) capable of providing graphical access to the web as well as appropriate software. Online courses have LN1, LN2, LN3, etc. section numbers, and multi-format courses are identified by LM1, LM2, LM3, etc. section numbers. These courses are not self-paced; students follow a structured assignment and exam schedule. Successful students are motivated to learn, have easy access to technology, and are comfortable using computers and the Internet.

Distance Education Hybrid Courses

Hybrid courses blend traditional class meetings with the World Wide Web, e-mail, and other Internet resources to provide opportunities for student-faculty and student-to-student interaction in person as well as online. Requirements typically include regular class meetings, access to a reliable personal computer (home, office, or college campus) capable of providing graphical access to the web as well as appropriate software. Hybrid courses are denoted by LJ1, LJ2, LJ3, etc. section numbers in the CCCC schedule. A course-specific orientation is held the first day of class.

All online and multi-format students must complete a course-specific orientation designed to enhance their course performance. Hybrid courses require on-campus orientations while online and multi-format orientation delivery methods may vary.

There is an additional $15.00 non-refundable distance education fee applied to each online and multi-format course. This fee also applies to senior citizens. The $15 distance education fee does not apply to hybrid courses.

Complete information about course offerings, requirements, and guidelines can be found on the Distance Education webpage at the CCCC website: www.cccc.edu/de.

Auditing Courses

A student who desires to take a course without credit may choose to audit the course by completing the Audit Declaration Form, having it signed by either the instructor, department chair, or dean, turning it in at registration, and paying full tuition. An audit student cannot change the course from audit to credit or from credit to audit after the last day to register or drop/add a course. A grade of "AU" will be assigned to the student upon completion of the course. NOTE: Pell and VA students cannot count audited courses for payment purposes.

Auditing a course is subject to permission of the instructor and is contingent upon space available in the class.

The registrar will ensure that all faculty receive a copy of the completed Audit Declaration Form in order to know who is auditing their classes.

Course Substitution

Under extenuating circumstances, a student may apply to his advisor for approval of a course substitution. A course substitution may be granted upon review and recommendation of the department chair to the dean or provost and in consultation with the chief academic officer. Consideration of any substitution involving a required core course as stipulated in the curriculum standard must receive additional approval by the North Carolina Community College System office staff. For VA purposes, the VA counselor must be notified of all approved course substitutions.

The course used as a substitute must have credit hours that are at least equal to the number of credit hours of the original course. The substitute course must have relevance to the curriculum and should also have relevance to the course for which the substitution is made.

Independent Study

Under extenuating circumstances, independent study may be scheduled for selected courses with the approval of the subject instructor, department chairperson, and the program dean.

Academic Advisors

Students are assigned academic advisors upon enrollment. The role of the advisor is to serve as the primary contact with the student for his total academic activities while enrolled at CCCC. The student is expected to confer periodically with his advisor (at least twice each semester) regarding academic standing, early registration, or any other areas of concern.

Alternative Credit

A student may earn alternative credit in the following ways:

  • Transfer of credit from one curriculum to another (Resident Credit Transfer)
  • Transfer of credit from regionally accredited institutions
  • Advanced Placement Examinations (AP)
  • College Level Examinations Program (CLEP)
  • Defense Activities for Non-Traditional Education Support Systems Examination (DANTES)
  • Proficiency demonstrations
  • Experience

Amount of Alternative Credit Allowed

At least one-third of credit for a certificate, diploma, or associate degree required for graduation must be an earned grade at Central Carolina Community College.

No more than 20% of credit for a certificate, diploma, or associate degree required for graduation may be earned through credit by experience.

Resident Credit

When a student transfers from one curriculum to another within the college, all courses applicable to the new program for which the student has earned credit will transfer as resident credit depending upon the curriculum guidelines and academic policies in effect at the time of transfer. Some courses may be ineligible for transfer based on time limitations set by specific curriculum programs.

Transfer Credit from Another Institution

CCCC accepts transfer credit from regionally accredited institutions under the following rules:

  • Higher education institution (college) transfer credits may be accepted only from regionally accredited institutions.
  • Students must request official transcripts to be sent to the Registrar's Office for evaluation.
  • When deemed necessary, students must provide course descriptions and/or course syllabi if they are needed to determine credit eligibility.
  • Some courses may be ineligible for transfer credit based on time limitations as set by specific curriculum programs.
  • Credit will be granted on a course-by-course basis for courses closely paralleling those offered at the college and must meet the credit hours of the CCCC course for which transfer credit is granted.
  • Transferred credit will not be calculated in the grade point average.

Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP, DANTES

Students may request credit for subjects tested under advanced placement exams such as AP, CLEP, and DANTES. Subjects must be applicable to the student's current curriculum program requirements and test scores must meet American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations. Such credit must be supported by official test score reports. The following rules apply:

  • Students must request that official score reports be sent to the CCCC Registrar's Office for evaluation.
  • Credit will be granted only for scores earned within the last ten (10) years unless approved by the chief academic officer.
  • Credit will be granted on a course-by-course basis for courses closely paralleling those offered at the college and must meet the credit hours of the CCCC course for which transfer credit is granted.
  • Such credit will not be calculated in the grade point average.
  • An exam score of 3 or better is required to receive credit for an AP course.
  • Recommended ACE cut-off scores will be used for CLEP and DANTES.

Credit by Examination

Students with prior proficiency in a course due to previous educational or work experience may apply for credit by examination. This option is available for selected courses as determined by the department chair. A proficiency demonstration may be a written exam, oral exam, shop exercise, or lab exercise. The following rules for the student apply:

  • Show evidence of preparedness for a proficiency demonstration (i.e., high achievement in secondary school, military service, and/or work experience) that must be submitted to the department chairperson accompanied by a written request for a review.
  • Obtain permission from the appropriate department chairperson or chief academic officer.
  • Register and pay tuition for the regular course.
  • Take the Proficiency Test during the first week of the term.
  • Earn a grade of "B" (86%) or better.
  • Drop the course using the Drop/Add form if an acceptable score is earned, and then add the course as Section "OP" (Proficiency) on the Drop/Add form.
  • Credit granted through a proficiency exam will not be calculated in the grade point average.
  • Proficiency demonstrations may be taken only one time for each course.
  • Credit for proficiency demonstration may not be granted for a course being audited by the student.
  • The instructor will complete a Student Termination Form and assign a grade of "CE" (Credit by Examination). Reason for termination will be "Passed by Proficiency."

Credit by Experience

Students may request credit for work experience or skills that directly correlate with competencies required in a specific course under the following rules:

  • Requests for credit by experience must be properly made and acted upon prior to the 10% point of the class and must be made in writing on the Request for Credit by Experience Form.
  • Credit by experience may not be granted for cooperative work experience courses.
  • The department chairperson or lead instructor will guide the student in determining the appropriate documentation necessary to evaluate the request. Documentation required will vary depending upon the field of study.
  • For guidance, the following are examples of the appropriate documentation: official work history with job responsibilities and proficiency ratings verified by supervisors and human resource officers within the company; a completed thesis verified by an official transcript could serve as verification that a student should receive credit for a technical writing course; electronically recorded presentations (taped presentations could be evaluated to determine credit by experience for an oral communications class); and brochures announcing a pottery exhibit and displaying the creations of the student.
  • Experiences, which may require a demonstration of one's ability, must be approved by the student's curriculum department chairperson or lead instructor, the subject area department chairperson, and the vice president/chief academic officer.
  • Experiences must be officially documented per the college's request.
  • Veterans may apply credit for training received under the armed forces college training programs and some specialized and technical training completed under the auspices of the armed forces. Appropriate documentation must be provided.
  • The approved credit recommendation should be submitted to the Registrar's Office.
  • The registrar will record a symbol of "EL" on the transcript with credit hours; however, no quality points will be assigned.
  • Documentation shall be kept on file for five (5) years in the Registrar's Office.
  • Credit granted for experience will not be calculated in the grade point average.

Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites and corequisites serve as safeguards to successful course and program completion in that they ensure proper knowledge and background for higher-level courses. In the case of corequisites, the goal is to ensure a proper educational experience when two courses depend upon one another for coherence and knowledge application. In rare cases, prerequisites or corequisites may be waived upon review and recommendation by the department chair to the dean or provost and in consultation with the chief academic officer. Permissible reasons for waiver of local prerequisites (course taken prior to another course) / corequisites (course taken at the same time or prior to another course) are limited to the following:

  • Grade of at least "C" in a course judged of similar or higher-level content to that of either the prerequisite/corequisite or the requested course.
  • Demonstrated competency in the content of the prerequisite/corequisite obtained through professional application. In this case, the student must request credit by experience.
  • Life experiences that are deemed equivalent to or that supersede the prerequisite or corequisite; a formal review of course level outcomes would occur and be maintained in the student's records.
  • Transfer in of a course that has a prerequisite or corequisite (example: a student transferring in with the local prerequisite of RED 090 would not have to take RED 090).
  • Satisfactory completion of proficiency exams administered by CCCC (when such exams are available).
  • Enrollment in another course deemed suitable to satisfy the corequisite.
  • Student engaged in a job experience during the duration of the course that would provide a similar purpose of the corequisite.
  • An associate or higher level degree when enrolling in beginning college level courses (e.g. ENG 111; PSY 150).
  • For visiting students, written documentation from their college/university to enroll in a specified course that has a prerequisite.

Time Provisions for Completing a Curriculum Program

In accordance with CCCC's mission and values, the college quests to educate, train, and graduate students who are competent, capable, and current in their chosen programs. Therefore, students who have not completed their program of study within five years of initial enrollment are subject to new or revised policies, provisions, rules, guidelines, electronic program of study, catalog, etc. in existence once the five-year term expires. NOTE: All students are subject to provisions and guidelines imposed by the state or outside accrediting agencies that impact changes in programs. Such changes are at the discretion of the state or outside accrediting agencies. When such happens, students may be required to adhere to the provisions of the revised program prior to the five-year expiration point.

This provision applies to all students and all curriculum programs (certificates, diplomas, degrees) and is subject to the following rules:

  • When a student does not complete a program of study within five years, the department chair and appropriate faculty members may consider course-by-course credit within a student's program and grant appropriate substitutions and credit with review by the dean/provost and final approval by the vice president of instruction/chief academic officer.
  • Requests for transfer credit for courses earned under special credit status or while enrolled in another program are also subject to five-year limitations. Such credit exceeding the five-year limit may be evaluated and considered for credit by the department chair and appropriate faculty members with review by the dean/provost and final approval by the vice president of instruction/chief academic officer.

Grading System

CCCC operates on a required-subject grade point system in the curriculum areas. All subjects must be completed with satisfactory grades if the student is to be awarded a certificate of completion, diploma, or degree. This grade system is followed for all subjects in curriculum areas.

A cumulative grade point average is maintained which includes all courses taken. If a course is re-taken, only the highest grade will be averaged in the cumulative grade point average; however, both grades will be recorded on the transcript.

The instructors will not post end-of-term course grades without the written permission of the students.

How to Compute the Grade Point Average (GPA)

Academic quality must be achieved in order to graduate from any program at CCCC. The standard for students' work is determined by the Quality Point system. Under this system, a letter grade is assigned a certain number of quality points (QPs) per credit hour; i.e., an "A" is given four QPs; a "B", three QPs; a "C", two QPs; a "D", one QP; and "F", no QPs. Quality points are computed by multiplying the number of credit hours per course by the value of the grade earned. The grade point average (GPA) is then computed by dividing the total number of quality points by the total number of credit hours attempted.

Letter Grade Meaning Quality Points
(Per Credit Hr.)
A (94-100) Excellent 4
B (86-93) Above Average 3
C (78-85) Average 2
D (70-77) Below Average 1
F (69 & under) Failure 0
I Incomplete 0
W Withdrew 0
WF Withdrawal/Failing 0
AU Audit 0
P/F Pass/Fail 0
CE Credit by Exam 0
CS Continuing Studies (in Developmental Studies) 0
* (Grade) Indicates grade not applicable 0
ER Exempt by retest (in Developmental Studies) 0
EL Learning by Experience 0

Example of Computing Grade Point Average

Course
Earned
Credit
Hrs
Grade   QPs
ENG 111 3 C (2) 3x2= 6
BIO 163 5 A (4) 5x4= 20
PSY 150 3 B (3) 3x3= 9
SOC 210 3 D (1) 3x1= 3
BUS 110 3 F (0) 3x0= 0
  17     38

Thirty-eight (38) divided by (17) equals 2.235 GPA.

NOTE: Grade point averages are not rounded up or down for graduation or honor awards.

General Academic Standards

  1. If a student does not score the minimum to take the mathematics and English composition course of his choice, he must enroll in the appropriate non-credit developmental course(s) to learn the skills necessary to meet the placement scores for the general education course desired.
  2. Students who do not earn a 2.0 GPA for any given term will be placed on academic probation. Probation students who are enrolled for 12+ semester credit hours and/or who are seeking a diploma or degree will be required to enroll in and successfully complete ACA 090 College Study Skills. A reduced course load is recommended.
    Exception 1: Probation students who maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher will not be required to enroll in ACA 090. A reduced course load is recommended.
    Exception 2: Probation students who have enrolled in and successfully completed ACA 090 during a previous term will not be required to repeat ACA 090.
  3. Students who have a term GPA below 2.0 for two consecutive terms and an overall GPA below 2.0 will be suspended from all coursework and all college activities for one term with the exception of enrollment in ACA 090.
    Exception: If a student applies to change curriculum programs after two terms with a GPA below 2.0, the probation may be extended for one term. During this probation extension term, the student will be required to enroll in and successfully complete ACA 090. This extension of probation must be approved by the department chairperson of the new curriculum and by the vice president for Educational and Student Support Services or the dean of Student Services. Failure to obtain at least a 2.0 GPA during the subsequent term will result in academic suspension for one term.
  4. Students will not be allowed to repeat any curriculum course more than twice.

Students must have an overall GPA of 2.0 and a GPA of 2.0 in all major courses to qualify for graduation.

General Education Competencies

The college is committed to teaching and learning excellence. Every degree program includes a minimum of fifteen semester hours credit of general education as prescribed by the North Carolina Community College System Curriculum Standards, and CCCC believes that every degree graduate should successfully master general education competencies regardless of the degree discipline.

The general education competencies developed by the college represent the academic proficiencies believed necessary for graduates to be successful and productive employees as well as successful community citizens.

In support of the college mission, CCCC graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Critical thinking and reading skills through written and oral analysis of appropriate writings, media, or work-related situations;
  2. Writing skills that exhibit clear, coherent topic development and proficient use of mechanics;
  3. Effective communication skills that reflect proficiency in listening and oral presentation skills in group and one-on-one settings;
  4. Appropriate mathematical skills in collecting, analyzing, and communicating quantitative data;
  5. Basic computer literacy and evidence of proficiency in a word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.

President's/Dean's List Eligibility

A student will be announced as a President's List student if he is enrolled full-time in a curriculum program (minimum of 12 credit hours), receives all grades of "A" (4.0 GPA), and has no grades of "I" during the term. The required GPA will be determined by computing grades earned only in credit courses.

A student will be announced as a Dean's List student if he is enrolled full-time in a curriculum program, receives a grade point average of 3.50 with no grades lower than a "C," and has no grades of "I" during the term.

A student graduating with an average of 3.5 or higher in credit courses will be announced as an Honor Graduate.

Highest Academic Award

At graduation, the Highest Academic Award will be presented to the graduates who have the highest academic average in four categories: A.A., A.S., A.A.S., and Diploma. These students must have completed 75 percent of their coursework and their last term of study at Central Carolina Community College. Only students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 are eligible to receive this academic award.

Academic Probation Policy

Each student will be notified of his academic status at the end of each term. Students who do not earn a 2.0 GPA for any given term will be placed on academic probation. Probation students, who are enrolled for 12+ semester credit hours and/or who are seeking a diploma or degree, will be required to enroll in and successfully complete ACA 090, a three semester hour non-credit course. A reduced course load is recommended. Students may not participate in any athletic events while on academic probation.

Exception 1: Probation students who maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher will not be required to enroll in ACA 090 College Study Skills. A reduced course load is recommended.

Exception 2: Probation students who have enrolled in and successfully completed ACA 090 during a previous term will not be required to repeat ACA 090.

If, upon receipt of grades, a student learns that he is on academic probation, he must schedule an appointment with his advisor/counselor immediately. The purpose of this conference is to assist the student in assessing academic problems and exploring ways of improving the student's academic status. As long as the student remains on academic probation, his advisor/counselor will make recommendations concerning the course load for which the student should register.

Academic Suspension Policy

If a student has below a 2.0 term GPA for two consecutive terms and an overall GPA of less than 2.0, that student will be suspended from all coursework and all college activities for one term with the exception of enrollment in ACA 090 College Study Skills.

A student may be considered for reentrance after one term of suspension by completing a readmission form and having it approved by the department chairperson, a counselor, and the dean of Student Services or the vice president for Educational and Student Support Services. ACA 090 will be required during the term of suspension or the term of reentrance.

Exception: If a student applies to change curriculum programs after two terms with a GPA below 2.0, the probation may be extended for one term. During this probation extension term, the student will be required to enroll in and successfully complete ACA 090. This extension of probation must be approved by the department chairperson of the new curriculum and by the vice president for Educational and Student Support Services or the dean of Student Services. Failure to obtain at least a 2.0 GPA during the subsequent term will result in academic suspension for one term.

Financial Aid Recipients

A student who is receiving financial aid will have such aid suspended after one term of academic probation if his term grade point average is less than 2.0.

A student may be recertified as eligible to receive aid by achieving the satisfactory academic standing as described in the Financial Aid Policy on Satisfactory Progress. This document may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office in Student Development Services.

Eligible Veterans or Dependents

A student who is receiving Veterans Administration educational benefits will have such aid suspended after two consecutive terms of academic probation if his cumulative grade point average is less than 2.0.

A student may be recertified as eligible to receive benefits by achieving the satisfactory academic standing as described above.

Repeating a Course

A student may repeat a course to eliminate a failing grade, to attempt to earn a higher grade, or earn credit for which transfer credit has not been granted. All course grades will be recorded on the transcript; however, the highest grade will be used for computing total credit hours attempted and passed, total grade points, and grade point averages. No course may be counted more than once for graduation. No course, except developmental courses, may be repeated more than twice. Courses that receive a "W" grade may be repeated more than twice with approval of the dean.

Certain regulations may prohibit veterans and other financial aid recipients from receiving financial aid for repeating courses previously passed. It is the student's responsibility to determine status in regard to financial aid.

Removal of Incomplete

Instructors may assign a grade of "I" ("Incomplete") to any student who, due to extenuating circumstances, needs additional time to complete course requirements; however, Incompletes will be assigned with discretion.

For each grade of "I" ("Incomplete"), the instructor must fill out a "Requirements to Remove Incomplete" Form indicating what the student must do to earn a final grade, attach a copy to the grade report submitted to the registrar, and send a copy to the appropriate dean. The student must take the initiative to remove the "Incomplete" by the midterm date of the next semester (fall, spring, or summer) as specified in the college calendar.

Unusual and extenuating circumstances may be cause for allowing extended time to remove an "Incomplete." These circumstances must be determined by the instructor and student with notification of the extended time to the registrar. A student cannot graduate with an "I" on his record if the course is required for graduation.

If the student fails to complete requirements necessary to remove the "Incomplete" when prescribed and/or the instructor fails to turn in a final grade on an "Instructor's Grade Change" report by the midterm date of the next (fall, spring, or summer) semester as specified in the college calendar, a grade of "F" will be assigned by the registrar and computed in the student's cumulative grade point average.

Withdrawal

A student who wishes to withdraw from school or from an individual course during the academic year should complete an official withdrawal form in Student Development Services. The student's advisor is required to sign the form. This will protect the student's scholastic standing, his right to reenroll, and his transfer credits. The date of official withdrawal (including withdrawal resulting from disciplinary suspension or expulsion) from a course can affect the final grade for that course.

A student may withdraw within the first 12 weeks of the semester and receive a "W." After the 12-week point as specified in the college calendar, withdrawal from a class results in a final grade of "WF." A grade of "WF" is treated as an "F" and affects the grade point average.

All courses dropped after the first 12 weeks will be dropped with a "WF" except in the case of hardship/medical withdrawal from the college. A hardship/medical withdrawal must be requested from and documented with the vice president for Educational and Student Support Services before the end of the term.

When a student has not attended class for two consecutive weeks, has not contacted the instructor, and has not completed an official withdrawal form, the faculty will complete and submit to the registrar a "Student Termination Form". The grade assigned to the student on the termination form will be determined by the last day of attendance; i.e., a "W" if the last day of attendance was on or before the 12-week date or a "WF" if the last date of attendance was after the 12-week date.

Readmission

When a student withdraws from the college, he may apply for readmission at the beginning of the next term in which courses are offered and for which he is eligible. A student who is dismissed for unsatisfactory progress may be readmitted after the department chairperson, a counselor, and the dean of Student Services or the vice president for Educational and Student Support Services has granted approval.

A student reentering must do so under the provision of the catalog in effect at the time of reentry.

Transcripts

Students may request in writing that a signed and sealed official copy of their transcript be sent to another institution, agency, or prospective employer. Students also may request, for their own use, unofficial transcripts from the Registrar's Office. These requests will be filled by the Registrar's Office on Tuesdays and Fridays and will be mailed as requested. There is no charge for transcripts. There will be a two-day processing time for transcript requests. The college cannot release transcripts (originals or copies) received from other educational institutions. The college does not fax transcripts.

In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, only directory information will be released without the written consent of the student. Such information may be released at the discretion of the vice president for Educational and Student Support Services.

Directory Information includes name, address, academic major, enrollment periods, hours earned, degrees awarded, and awards received. However, a student may request in writing to the vice president for Educational and Student Support Services that such information be withheld. Such requests will be honored.

Graduation

Graduation exercises are held annually at the close of the spring and summer terms. The student must apply for his degree or diploma by the midterm of the term in which coursework is scheduled for completion.

A $25.00 graduation fee will be charged to students who participate in graduation exercises. A $10.00 fee will be charged to graduates who do not participate in graduation exercises. Graduation fees are used to cover costs for degrees, diplomas, certificates, caps, gowns, honorariums, flowers, etc. In compliance with the Student-Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act of 1991, the college's graduation rate and annual crime statistics are available on request from Student Development Services.

Certificate Renewal for Public School Personnel

Certificate renewal courses and workshops are cosponsored and cooperatively planned by the public school administrative units of Chatham, Harnett, and Lee counties, and CCCC.

Courses and workshops must be relevant to professional responsibilities and/or certificate field(s). They are scheduled at convenient times and locations.

Public school personnel must have prior approval from their respective school system to receive certificate-renewal credit and must complete forms required by the local school system and the Department of Public Instruction.

Curriculum credit courses offered by CCCC may be used for certificate-renewal credit provided prior approval has been obtained from the local school system.