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College Catalog 2008-2010


Business Office

Receipt of tuition and fees, collection of parking fines, receipt of loans, and payment of refunds are major responsibilities of the Business Office. The Business Office is open between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily, Monday through Thursday, and between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Friday, excluding holidays. The Business Office is also open during evening hours during the registration period at the beginning of each term.


The tuition rate is set by the North Carolina General Assembly and is subject to change. The North Carolina General Assembly approved the current tuition rate during its 2007 session. The following semester tuition rates are effective July 1, 2007:

In-State Out-of-State
16 semester hours or more (full time)
$ 672.00 $ 3,732.80
Part-time students per semester hour
$ 42.00 $ 233.30

*Persons 65 years of age or over are exempt from tuition fees.

Refund Policy - Tuition

A tuition refund shall not be made except for the following circumstances:

  1. A 100% refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws prior to the first day of the academic semester as noted in the college calendar. Also, a student is eligible for a 100% refund if the class in which the student is officially registered fails to "make" due to insufficient enrollment.
  2. A 75% refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the class(es) prior to or on the official 10 percent point of the semester.

Should a student, having paid the required tuition for a term, die during that term (prior to or on the last day of examinations), all tuition and fees for that semester may be refunded to the estate of the deceased. This is state policy as stated in the North Carolina Administrative Code, Chapter 23 2D.0202.


The college, as a service to students, faculty, and staff, operates the bookstores. Textbooks, school supplies, and course-related materials, as well as other items, are offered for sale with all profits being used for projects and services to benefit students.

The hours of operation are as follows:

Monday 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Special hours are observed through the drop/add period of each term.

Students may purchase their textbooks and other required materials, equipment, and supplies from sources other than the college bookstores. The cost of books varies by curriculum and by semester but will average approximately $350 per semester. Typically, the costs of books for the first semester of enrollment are slightly higher because some books and equipment are used for more than one semester.

Special Apparel and Equipment

Students enrolled in the automotive technician, basic law enforcement training, cosmetology, dental assisting, dental hygiene, industrial plant maintenance, machining, medical assisting, motorcycle mechanics, associate degree nursing, practical nursing, tool and die making, and veterinary medical technology curriculums will be required to purchase special items of apparel and/or equipment, such as uniforms, lab jackets, tools, gloves, etc. Most of these items may be purchased in the College Bookstore.

Student Insurance

Certain risks are inherent in any work involving regular contact with mechanical and electrical equipment. While stringent precautions will be taken to ensure safety, it is felt to be in the best interest of all students to provide some measure of insurance protection. All students in healthcare and personal service programs must have malpractice insurance.

The college will maintain a group policy providing insurance protection, and all students will be covered. The cost of accident insurance to the student is included in the student fee for curriculum students. International students are encouraged to secure more complete coverage.

Malpractice Insurance

A $5.00 malpractice insurance fee will be charged for the fall and spring semesters for students enrolled in applicable programs (total fee of $10.00 per academic year). There will be no malpractice insurance charged for the summer semester. For questions regarding the malpractice insurance policy, please contact the Business Office.

Breakage Fee

Breakage, damage, or loss due to student negligence, carelessness, or other mishandling of school supplies, materials, or equipment is the responsibility of the student. The student will be required to pay for such items and may be subject to disciplinary action.

Student Fee

Students registering for credit classes on campus during the fall and spring semesters will pay $34 per semester. Students registering for the summer term will pay a one-time fee of $20.

The student fee provides the revenue necessary for the Student Government Association to provide services and activities for the student body. Typically, the SGA provides the following benefits from the student activity fee: SGA calendar and handbook, parking stickers, Activity Days, dances, socials, guest speakers, intramural and intercollegiate athletics, as well as other events the Student Government Association might deem appropriate.

The student fee includes the cost of accident insurance. Students are covered for accidents that occur while traveling to and from college.

Persons 65 years of age or over are exempt from the student fee.

Computer Use and Technology Fee

The computer use and technology fee is used to support the procurement, operations, and repair of computer and other instructional technology including supplies and materials that support technology. Curriculum students enrolled in 12 or more credit hours will be charged $16 per semester. Curriculum students enrolled in fewer than 12 credit hours will be charged $8 per semester. Occupational extension students will be charged $5 per fiscal year.

Distance Education Fee

A $15 distance education fee will be charged for each course taken via distance education (i.e., online or multi-format).

Graduation Fee

A $25 graduation fee will be charged to students who participate in graduation exercises. A $10 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.

Student Housing

The college does not operate dormitory facilities nor does it assume responsibility for housing and maintenance. Student Development Services will provide lists of available housing to students on a non-discriminatory basis. Payment for such facilities is the responsibility of the student and must be made directly to the landlord.

Vehicle Registration

Students using the campus parking facilities will be required to register their vehicles with the Business Office. A numbered sticker will be issued for placement on the vehicle. The initial cost of vehicle registration is included in the student fee.

  • Students should park in the white-lined parking spaces only.
  • Students will be assessed a $5.00 fine when parking in the faculty and staff spaces or other designated, reserved, or no parking area (such as cosmetology patron parking or visitor parking).


Student lockers are available on a limited basis. Lockers in Wilkinson Hall are available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning with the fall semester. Students who wish to use a locker should locate one that is not in use and purchase a lock to provide security.

All locks must be removed by the end of summer semester each year so that all students will have an equal chance for lockers in the fall semester. The college maintenance staff will cut remaining locks and remove the contents.

Policy on Student Publications

All student publications, including, but not limited to, fliers, posters, memos, newsletters, promotional/publicity materials, and media advertisements, must be submitted to the organization's advisor prior to duplication or publication. The advisor must then sign and date the original and maintain it in the organization's files. Larger posters and fliers also should be signed and dated by the advisor and kept on file.

The advisor is responsible for the content of the student publications and should consult with the vice president for Educational and Student Support Services if there are any questions or concerns about content. The advisor should also check to verify accuracy (i.e., dates, times, locations) and assure that nothing contained in the publication violates campus policy. Publications considered controversial in the view of the advisor should be cleared by the vice president prior to publication. Media advertisements or publicity (i.e., newspaper, radio station, TV station, billboard, etc.) must be cleared and processed through the CCCC Marketing and Public Affairs Department. This will help to assure the quality of media releases from CCCC.

Policy on Solicitation and Fund Raising

Individuals representing college groups, clubs, or associations may solicit funds, in-kind donations, or engage in other types of on-campus fund raising activities only after receiving prior approval of the campus provost or the vice president for Educational and Student Support Services. Solicitation and fund raising by any "For Profit" individual or group is prohibited.

All college-affiliated, off-campus fund raising activities require prior approval of the campus provost or the vice president for Educational and Student Support Services and the college president.