NCCC College Catalog 2022-2023 
    
    Apr 12, 2024  
NCCC College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Enrollment and Registration



Communicable Diseases Notice-student Responsibility

This notice requires that students acknowledge that the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to be spread mainly from person to person contact. NCCC cannot completely mitigate the transfer of communicable and infectious diseases like COVID-19 especially when students are on a NCCC campus, in NCCC buildings or facilities, attending in-person classes, and/or engaged in an activity which may be on property owned or under the control of NCCC or which may be part of an NCCC sponsored or participating activity or event. Students choosing to attend classes, enter a NCCC campus or property, and/or engage in activities at NCCC assume the risk which exists from exposure to or from illness or injury from an infectious disease including COVID-19. Students acknowledge that NCCC will not be liable for any claims due to exposure of a student to or illness or injury from an infectious disease including COVID-19, and by choosing to attend NCCC release NCCC from liability any such claims.

Students choosing to be a part of the NCCC community acknowledge that they want to be part of a vibrant campus community; that students have a responsibility to themselves and to others, especially those who may be at greater risk from the effects of infectious disease, including COVID-19; and that each student will follow requirements and guidelines established by NCCC and published on its website. Students may be asked to sign Waiver And Release Agreements and agree to testing as a condition for participation in identified activities at NCCC, including testing for COVID-19 or other infectious disease as may be determined appropriate to protect the NCCC Community.

The College reserves the right to change the terms of this Notice and published requirements and guidelines referred to in this Notice, at any time. Students can receive a copy of the revised Notice and requirements and guidelines at any time upon request from the administration office at either campus location, or on the NCCC website or portal in the College Catalog.

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Although there are no examinations required for general admission, all degree-seeking students and students enrolling in English composition or mathematics courses must provide placement scores from a testing instrument approved by the college. Degree-seeking students without placement scores must take the college’s resident placement test or provide a HS transcript/gpa.

Official transcripts of all GED or high school work and transcripts of all prior college coursework are required of all degree-seeking students. Transcripts must be sent directly to the Registration department at NCCC by the issuing school.

Specific programs may have additional admission requirements. See College Catalog or program for more information.

The following are categories of students who will be admitted to NCCC:

  1. Graduates of an accredited high school;
  2. High school students who have completed the freshman year of high school and are approved by the high school administration;
  3. Gifted children, as defined in K.S.A. 72-962 (g), who are enrolled in any of the grades 9 through 12 and who have been recommended for early college enrollment;
  4. High school students who have not completed their freshman year or have not been designated as gifted may enroll for audit during summer session with permission of their high school principal;
  5. Persons who have successfully completed the General Education Development (GED) test battery;
  6. Persons 18 years of age or older who have not graduated from a state-accredited high school may be admitted conditionally after taking an appropriate placement test or providing an unofficial 6-7 semester HS transcript, or other suitable assessment to determine if the student has the ability to benefit from the courses in which the student wishes to enroll;
  7. Students transferring from an accredited college or university;
  8. Students that have been determined by NCCC, after evaluation of their educational credentials, to be able to benefit from the courses in which they wish to enroll.
  9. Students who demonstrate the ability to benefit from college as defined by NCCC policy.

Home-Schooled Admission

Home-schooled students and those from non-accredited high schools will be accepted for admission provided they take the ACT or SAT exams and obtain an ACT composite score of 20 or higher, or an SAT composite score of 850 or higher. Students with scores below these minimums will be required to pass the GED exam. Home schooled students and those from non-accredited high schools will also be accepted for admission if they have completed the ACCUPLACER test and taken college courses as a junior or senior in high school.

International Student Admission

Before international students may be admitted, the following items must be completed:

  1. Submit a Student Application form.
  2. Submit an original financial statement certifying the sources and amounts of funding available, including the amount in U.S. dollars. All bank statements, affidavits of support, etc. must have been issued within six months of the time the student applies for admission. International students must show proof of funds on deposit for the total cost of two semesters of study at NCCC. Proof of funds must be no less than $13,500.
  3. Submit original copies of all academic credentials (secondary school records, diplomas, and any previous college or trade school transcripts). Official notarized translated copies must be sent for all non-English credentials. To be official, each copy must bear the original stamp or seal and a signature of a school officer or other authorized official attesting that it is a true copy of the original document. The name of the institution where a student is currently enrolled must also be included along with that transcript. Records from U.S. or Canadian schools must be official copies sent directly from the registrar’s office to the office of international services at NCCC.
  4. Submit a non-refundable application/processing fee of $75 (must be in U.S. dollars) required to process the students application - must be received before admission is granted.
  5. Upon arrival to the College, take the NCCC placement test to verify English and math proficiency before enrolling in classes.
  6. Provide proof of English proficiency. NCCC recommends the following minimum scores: TOEFL Internet based 61+, IELTS 6.0+, PTE 41+, DUOLINGO 31+. CELT 200+, SAT 400+ on the Evidenced Based Reading & Writing section, ACT 16+ on the English section. Minimum scores for acceptance into the nursing program are: TOEFL (iBT) Reading 19, TOEFL Listening 20, TOEFL Speaking 20, and TOEFL Writing 20, Total TOEFL Score 79.
  7. NCCC requires international students to have health insurance because of the high cost of going to the hospital or doctor in the USA. Just one visit to the hospital can cost you a whole year’s tuition and fees! If you get sick, we want you to know that you can easily see a doctor. All international students are required to use the pre-approved insurance plan available to NCCC students. You are covered by International Medical Group (IMG) through ISI: International Student Insurance-Student Zone (Link is external). Find doctors, claim information and much more. New and continuing students will receive an insurance card and policy information by email at the beginning of the policy term or you may pick up a physical copy of your I.D. card in the International Student Services Office. Please be aware that at any time you have a valid I-20 from NCCC, including vacation terms in the USA, you are required to purchase NCCC’s health insurance plan (only exception: government-sponsored students) Please do not buy health insurance coverage from your home country because it will not be accepted by NCCC. For questions regarding purchasing or extending your medical insurance plan, please contact the international student advisor on your campus. Local Hospitals and Urgent Care: In the event of an emergency, please familiarize yourself with the local hospitals and urgent care clinics.

“Visiting” (Part-time) International Student Admission

  1. Completed NCCC Student Application (including listing of all previous schools attended and currently attending from secondary/high school to current I-20 school).
  2. Copy of current I-20 form.
  3. Copy of current I-94 form.
  4. Copy of passport I.D. page and visa.

Translators

Translators may be used during class time, at the discretion of the instructor, but may not be used to take exams.

Nursing Admission

Maximum admittance between all campuses to first level is 96 students. Maximum admittance between Chanute and Ottawa campuses to second level is 96 students with an additional 40 hybrid online students. Maximum admittance on each campus is dependent in part on availability of faculty and clinical and classroom facilities.

Students are referred to the College Catalog for the policy on admission of international students.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the nursing program. The following admission requirements must be presented before the application will be complete:

  1. Completed application to the college and the nursing program. International students must complete International Student Admission prior to making application to the nursing program.
  2. Complete the ACCUPLACER exam (offered in the Chanute Learning Center at Chanute or in the Teaching and Learning Center at Ottawa, at no charge), or provide the college with ACT or SAT scores within the last 3 years.
  3. Application fee is due with Application to the Nursing Program.
  4. Official transcripts of all high school and post-secondary education. Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited high school or have successfully completed the General Education Development Test (GED). Home-schooled students must follow the college guidelines for admission.
  5. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  6. Completion of the nursing entrance exam (Test of Essential Academic Skills-TEAS) given by the nursing department. The scores of the exam will be used in part to determine admission placement. The entrance exam may be taken one time only per application year.
    1. The scores required for admission to the nursing program are based on the national norms for the TEAS exam.
    2. The Composite score is the average of the reading comprehension and math scores. Students scoring below the average of the national mean in reading and math MUST complete Human Anatomy & Physiology, General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and English Composition I and make a grade of “C” or better. After successful completion, the applicant may be reconsidered for admission. Students scoring more than 10 percent below the composite score will not be eligible for admission at this time.
    3. Students scoring below the national norm in reading comprehension will be ENCOURAGED to complete a reading comprehension or arrange for tutoring in this area.
    4. Students scoring below the national norm in math skills MUST complete a basic math or nursing math course and make a grade of a “C” or better prior to entering the nursing program.
    5. Students take the ATI A&P exam to identify possible areas of remediation required prior to entering the program. The A&P exam scores are not used as part of the admission criteria but just as a means of assessing remediation needs.
  7. The program of study in NCCC nursing programs includes both classroom and clinical instruction. Nursing students must be able to perform activities that are comparable to those required for employment. Please review the following statements, evaluating your ability to perform these nursing activities:
    • Lifting and/or carrying moderately heavy objects. It is common to be expected to lift or carry more than 50 pounds during each clinical day.
    • Performing duties that regularly involve twisting the spine or extending the body while caring for patients.
    • Assisting patients of all weights and sizes to change position.
    • Standing or walking twelve hours a day with occasional stooping, crouching or kneeling.
    • Coordinating eyes and hands or fingers rapidly and accurately in making precise movements; moving fingers to manipulate small objects such as syringes and medical equipment.
    • Communicating effectively and efficiently with patients as well as with members of the health care team.
    • Visual acuity to read, to determine changes in patient condition, to discriminate between measurements on equipment such as syringes or gauges, and to accurately use patient care supplies and equipment.
    • Hearing as appropriate for communication and for collection of information about patient condition.
    • Interpreting a variety of instructions without assistance: written, oral, diagram or schedule formats.
    • Physically responding to emergency patient call, such as initiating CPR on a patient who has experienced cardiac arrest.

Waivers for any one or more of the admission requirements may be given by the nursing director, but only for good cause shown.

After the above information is on file in the nursing office, the application will be reviewed by the nursing director, assistant director of nursing and/or campus coordinator, provided information from steps 1 through 6 of the Admission Requirements are satisfactory. The responsibility for completing information rests entirely upon the applicant.

Items that will be looked at in the selection process are:

  • Application received by deadline, properly completed and notarized
  • Punctuality
  • Official transcripts on file (high school & all college)
  • General education courses completed for the nursing program
  • GPA of your completed general education course(s) required for the nursing program
  • Overall GPA above a 2.0
  • Nursing entrance exam scores

Applicant will receive a letter indicating the decision and/or recommendations of the nursing director, assistant director and/or campus coordinator following the application deadline and upon completion of application review.

Advanced Standing

Applications are accepted from students who have enrolled previously in other nursing education programs.

  1. Any person seeking admission to the nursing program with advanced standing should contact the nursing program at least four months prior to the planned date of enrollment.
  2. Admission requirements for transfer students are the same as for all applicants to the nursing program. All credentials presented in support of an applicant’s request to receive advanced standing will be individually evaluated.
  3. A letter of recommendation from the director of the former nursing program is required. The letter must include a statement which indicates whether the student is eligible for readmission and in what standing the student left the program.
  4. The application of the student desiring transfer credit of nursing courses is reviewed by the NCCC nursing director/assistant nursing director.
  5. The nursing courses challenged for credit must be similar to NCCC’s required courses, including course objectives, description, content of theory and practice, and theory and clinical hours. A course description and course syllabus from the former nursing program will be required for review.
  6. The applicant’s academic grades in courses required in the NCCC nursing curriculum must be a “C” or better and official transcripts must indicate a satisfactory clinical performance grade. The individual should have completed at least one semester in an accredited nursing program
  7. The applicant may be required to take theory and practical examinations to test competency in the nursing area, including medication calculation competency. Copies of the course syllabi and unit outlines of the courses will be provided for the purpose of studying for the tests.

Practical Nurse to Associate Degree Nurse Articulation Plan

Students who have completed their LPN training at another facility, or NCCC LPN graduates who have been out of the program for more than one year, have the opportunity to apply as a PN to ADN articulation student.

Requirements to articulate include:

  • meet program admission requirements, with the exception of the TEAS test. Students applying to the Articulation (bridge) program will take the PN Comprehensive Review Exam from ATI. Students taking this exam must score at or above the national mean to be eligible for admission.
  • pass a medication calculation proficiency examination (if they pass the PN Comprehensive Review Exam from ATI). The exam may be given a total of three times and the student MUST pass with a 95% score or greater by the third attempt.
  • be a graduate of a PN program and hold a current LPN license.
  • have completed with a “C” or better all the Level I general education courses within the time limits set by NCCC.
  • successfully complete with a “C” or better the Introduction to Associate Degree Nursing [Bridge] course at NCCC. (Course is offered in the summer only, on the Ottawa campus.)

Upon completion of the Bridge course the student must enter Level II of the nursing program within two years.

After the above information is on file in the nursing office, the application will be reviewed by the nursing director, assistant director of nursing and/or campus coordinator, provided information from steps 1 through 4 of the Admission Requirements are satisfactory. The responsibility for completing information rests entirely upon the applicant.

The nursing classes have a limited number of students they can accept. In the event there are more applicants than space available, applicants will be ranked according to department policy.

Items that will be considered in the selection process are:

  • Application received by deadline, properly completed and notarized
  • Punctuality
  • Official transcripts on file (high school & all colleges)
  • General education courses completed for the nursing program
  • Overall GPA above a 2.0 required and scored
  • Nursing entrance exam scores

Applicant will receive a letter indicating the decision and/or recommendations of the nursing director, assistant director and/or campus coordinator following the application deadline and upon completion of application review.

OTA Admission Requirements

Refer to the college admission requirements in the ENROLLMENT AND REGISTRATION section of the NCCC College Catalog. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the OTA program.

Contact the program director, Peggy Carman, at pcarman@neosho.edu for pre-OTA advising.

The OTA Application period occurs yearly from June-August and OTA courses begin in the Spring Semester (January) for those admitted to the program.

The following admission requirements must be completed for OTA program consideration:

  1. Complete the online application to the college.
  2. Send official transcripts of all high school and post-secondary education directly to the NCCC registrar’s office.
    1. For coursework to transfer from other accredited institutions, credit hours and course content must be comparable to NCCC requirements and course descriptions.
    2. A minimum grade of “C” is required in all pre and co-requisite courses and program courses required for the Associate of Applied Science Occupational Therapy Assistant degree.
  3. Demonstrate proficiencies in reading, English, and mathematics based on the Mandatory Placement Policy, or by taking the recommended/required classes. Some of the courses in this curriculum have specific prerequisites.
OTA Pre-requisite Courses
CURR 100 - First Year Seminar     PSYC 155 - General Psychology  
CSIS 100 - Computer Concepts & Applications     ALHE 105 - Medical Terminology  
ENGL 101 - English Composition I     COMM Interpersonal Communication
  1. Complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). This exam may only be taken one time per application year. The TEAS is offered at the Ottawa campus. Contact OTA-Admission@neosho.edu to sign up for the exam.
    1. All four sections (Reading, Written Language, Science and Math) of the TEAS are required.
    2. A composite score of 60 or above is advantageous.
  2. The selection process is based on a point system with the following to be considered by the review committee.
    1. Submit all OTA Application materials to OTA-Applications@neosho.edu. It is best to submit all materials together and be sure that your name is on all documents.
      • Notarized Program Application
      • Personal Statement 1 page essay
      • Community Awareness Experience and verification
      • What is OT? Video and questions
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • Planning Worksheet
    2. The following will also be considered by the review committee for determination in the selection process.
      • Adherence to written instructions and application procedures
      • Completion of pre-requisite coursework with a 2.75 GPA
      • TEAS score 60 or above (one attempt per application year)
      • Previous related work experience (CNA, paraprofessional)
  3. Contact OTA-Admissions@neosho.edu to schedule an interview.

    Up to 20 qualified applicants will be selected for entrance into the OTA Program per year.
    If the class is filled, up to three applicants will be placed on an alternate list and notified of their position. In the event that one of the initial accepted applicants is unable to begin the program, the next applicant on the alternate list will be contacted.

    Students will be notified through their NCCC student email of acceptance or non-acceptance into the OTA Program by the end of August.

    Those students who are admitted to the program will receive further information regarding program requirements and forms to be submitted prior to the January start date.

OTA Spring Orientation Meeting

Students admitted to the OTA program will be notified of the OTA Orientation Meeting scheduled date in spring prior to the start of classes. Information is provided to students for reference throughout the program which includes dates for submitting documentation:

  • Verified Credentials account required (cost approximate total $120.00)
  • Required immunizations
  • Criminal Background Screening
  • Health physical
  • Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider

This information is required for participation in established Fieldwork sites for Level II Fieldwork. Site requirements may vary.

Paralegal Admission Requirements

Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the Paralegal Program. The following admission requirements must be completed for the Paralegal Program Application to be processed:

  1. Completed Paralegal Program Application submitted to the Paralegal Program Director at least 60 days prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student desires to enter the program;
  2. Successful completion of PLGL 100 - The Paralegal in the Legal System ; and
  3. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher;

The program study in the NCCC Paralegal Program includes an internship component and students must be able to attain the necessary skills and perform activities that are comparable to those required for employment. Please review the following statements and evaluate your skill level and ability to perform activities:

  • Proficient technology skills including word processing, spreadsheet and power point creation, telecommunications, familiarity with electronic research and ability to easily navigate the internet;
  • Ability to multitask and excel in stressful situations;
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to speak in front of others;
  • Comfortability communicating with others regarding personal and emotional issues;
  • Expertise in organization;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Solid investigative skills;

Factors that will be looked at in the selection process are:

  • Application timely received by deadline and fully completed;
  • Official transcripts;
  • Participation level in the introductory Paralegal course; and
  • Overall GPA above a 2.0

Applicants will receive a letter indicating the decision and/or recommendation of the Paralegal Program Director after the application has been processed.

DISTANCE LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS:

Online courses are offered at Neosho County Community College through myNeosho, a web-based Learning Management System that offers access to online courses and technical support. General education courses are offered online (with exception of A & P Lab). During the course of study in the OTA program, there are three OTA classes that are taught in a hybrid/partially online format.

All courses utilize technology such as internet resources and videos (web-enhanced) and coursework is presented through the learning management system, myNeosho. Each student must have knowledge of computer programs including Windows, Word, PowerPoint, Google, and various internet browsers (Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome recommended). The student must also have reliable access to a computer with online capabilities (high speed internet access preferred), as well as a student email address for use when communicating with the instructor. Technology support is available to students through the NCCC help desk and the Tech Support Tab.

Synchronous and asynchronous instruction are components of the hybrid format. The hybrid OTA courses may include instruction in a synchronous or scheduled class meeting time online. Asynchronous instruction may include assigned readings, written papers, watching instructional videos, online quizzes and exams, discussion forums, reviewing scholarly literature, or accessing other online professional resources.

Student advising may be scheduled via a web-based meeting platform. Online options for individualized advising offer students flexibility for scheduling and communicating with instructors.

Social Security Numbers

Each entering American student is asked to provide a social security number upon enrollment. No student may receive financial aid from any federally funded program or be employed by the College unless the social security number is on file. Social Security numbers are used for identification purposes only. New students to NCCC are assigned a computer-generated student ID number that appears on their student ID card. Any student may request a computer generated ID number by contacting the registrar’s office.

Campus Visit

An important part of choosing a college is the campus visit; therefore, prospective students are encouraged and welcome to visit the campus. The student services office should be notified in advance so that necessary arrangements can be made. Student services personnel, instructors, and activity sponsors are available for appointments. To schedule a visit at the Chanute campus, call 800-729-6222 (KS only) or 620-432-0376. To schedule a visit at the Ottawa campus, call 888-466-2688 (KS only) or 785-242-2067.

Registering For Classes

Before registering for classes, students must complete an application for admission and be admitted to the College.

Mandatory Placement Policy

All degree-seeking students or students enrolling in a math or English course must provide evidence of proficiency prior to enrollment. Only the Vice President for Student Learning on the Chanute campus or the Dean for the Ottawa and Online campuses may authorize enrollment in reading, math or writing courses without demonstrated proficiency through the placement methods below.

NCCC has adopted multiple placement measures to help students select the most appropriate English, Reading and Math courses for their educational goals. Students who provide high school transcripts that meet the following requirements are encouraged to use their cumulative high school GPA instead of placement exams. Historical data native to NCCC suggests students succeed at a higher rate when using multiple measures to determine their placement. Students who wish to take the ACCUPLACER test for additional placement options are welcome to do so. Please meet with an academic advisor prior to enrollment to ensure appropriate course selection.

HS transcript requirements for placement:

  • Student has completed at least one and a half years of high school coursework
  • Student has attended high school within three years of the time of enrollment
  • Student transcript must include an unweighted, cumulative GPA based on a 4.0 scale
    • Note: Calculation of content GPAs will not use +/-
  • Student transcript must be issued from a high school within the United States
  • An official copy must be provided to the Registration office
  • An unofficial copy must be provided to the advisor at the time of enrollment

Similarly, students can place using their GED completion scores, given they meet the following requirements.

GED test requirements for placement:

  • Student can provide section scores for all four sections (Reasoning Through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematical Reasoning) of the GED Test
  • Student must have completed GED within three years of the time of enrollment
  • Scores must be on a GED 2014 version test

Alternatively, students can provide results from an eligible placement test (ACT, SAT, ACCUPLACER) to be used for college course placement.

Placement testing requirements:

Students will need to take a NCCC provided placement test if any of the following are true:

  • Previous college transcripts do not include equivalent college level math or English, or equivalent pre-requisite coursework necessary to enroll into college level math or English
  • They are currently a high school freshman or sophomore
  • The placement test results provided are outside of 3 years at the time of enrollment
  • The high school transcripts do not meet the requirements above
  • The GED Test scores do not meet the requirements above

ACT, SAT, and ACCUPLACER completed within three years prior to enrolling are all acceptable placement tests. Students who meet the conditions above or desire to take a placement exam for additional options are given the ACCUPLACER. These scores will be used to place students in appropriate math, reading, and writing courses. If these test scores indicate that the student is not fully prepared for college level courses, the student will be required to enroll in appropriate remedial and/or developmental courses. Courses that are considered remedial (any course with a number below 100) do not fulfill graduation requirements, but will be reflected on a student’s transcript and will be included in the career grade point average (GPA). Students whose placement scores require them to enroll in two or more remedial courses are also required to enroll in either Goalsetting, Study and Test-Taking Skills or First Year Seminar.

ACCUPLACER is an untimed, adaptive, computerized test used to measure skills in math, reading and writing. Although ACCUPLACER is comprised of three tests, the tests can be taken all at one time or one at a time.

Students enrolling in courses at NCCC may take the ACCUPLACER exam one time free of charge. Students may retake the ACCUPLACER test after a 24 hour waiting period for a $10 fee. Students may not retake the test after the second time without instruction. The test may be given a third time after a three-month waiting period is observed, and appropriate classes have been taken and successfully completed.

If a student is not planning to attend NCCC, a $10 fee will be charged each time the test is taken. One copy of the scores may be transferred to another institution without an additional payment. If a student would like an official copy of their ACCUPLACER scores, they must request a copy from the student services office in writing and pay a $2 processing fee.

In Chanute, the ACCUPLACER test is administered in the Chapman Learning Center. In Ottawa, testing is administered in the Teaching & Learning Center. Testing is available from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. any day that the college is open to the public or by appointment.

Exceptions: Only the Vice President for Student Learning on the Chanute campus or the Dean for the Ottawa and Online campuses may authorize enrollment in reading, math or writing courses without appropriate test scores.
 

Reading Course Placement HS GPA GED 2014 ACCUPLACER Next Gen (Section) ACCUPLACER Classic (Section) ACT (Section) SAT (Section)
ENGL 018 - Reading Proficiency II  
(4 Credits; cannot be used for degree requirements) Do not enroll in ENGL 101 - English Composition I  
<2.0 CUM GPA <150 Average GED Score 200-233 (Reading) 20-50 (Reading Comprehension) 0-13 (Reading) 0-350 (Reading & Writing)
ENGL 121 - Reading In The Disciplines  
(3 Credits; can be used for degree requirements) Can enroll in ENGL 101 - English Composition I  
≥2.0 CUM GPA ≥150 Average GED Score 234-254
(Reading)
51-68
(Reading Comprehension)
14-16 (Reading) 360-440
(Reading & Writing)
No requirement ≥3.25 CUM GPA
– OR –
≥3.0 CUM GPA
+
≥3.0 Content GPA
≥165 Average GED Score
– OR –
≥160
Average GED Score
+
≥160
Content Score
≥255
(Reading)
≥69
(Reading Comprehension)
≥17 (Reading) ≥450
(Reading & Writing)
Note: Completion of the preceding course in a sequence with a grade of “C” or better will be accepted for placement in lieu of other measures

 

Math Course Placement HS GPA GED 2014 ACCUPLACER Next Gen (Section) ACCUPLACER Classic (Section) ACT (Section) SAT (Section)
MATH 011 - Beginning Algebra  
(4 Credits; cannot be used for degree requirements)
<2.0 CUM GPA <150 Average GED Score 200-249
(QAS)
20-59
(EA)
14-17
(Math)
300-470
(Math)
MATH 112 - Intermediate Algebra  
(4 Credits; counts as degree requirement
for AAS and AGS degrees; counts as elective credit for AA/AS degrees)
≥2.0 CUM
GPA
≥150 Average GED Score 250-262
(QAS)
60-80
(EA)
18-19
(Math)
480-520
(Math)
MATH 111 - College Algebra Workshop  
Intended for those who have a chance of successfully completing College Algebra at a slower pace than is done in MATH 113  (5 Credits; counts for all degrees)
≥3.25 CUM GPA
OR
≥3.0 CUM GPA
+
≥3.0 Content GPA
≥165 Average GED Score
OR
≥160
Average GED Score
+
≥160
Content Score
≥263
(QAS)
≥81
(EA)
20-21
(Math)
530-550
(Math)
MATH 113 - College Algebra  
(3 Credits; counts for all degrees)
MATH 143 - Elementary Statistics  
(3 Credits)
≥22
(Math)
≥560
(Math)
MATH 150 - Analytic Geometry And Calculus I  
(5 Credits; counts for all degrees)
≥3.75 CUM GPA
+
Algebra II Completion ≥C
Placement Test Needed ≥276
(AAF)
≥75
(CLM)
≥26
(Math)
≥570
(Math)
Note: Completion of the preceding course in a sequence with a grade of “C” or better will be accepted for placement in lieu of other measures

 

Writing Course Placement HS GPA GED 2014 ACCUPLACER Next Gen (Section) ACCUPLACER Classic (Section) ACT (Section) SAT (Section)
ENGL 013 - Fundamentals/Written Communication  
(5 Credits; cannot be used for degree requirements)
<2.0 CUM GPA <150 Average GED Score 200-236
(Writing)
20-52
(Sentence Skills)
0-14
(English)
0-360
(Reading & Writing)
ENGL 100 - Pre-Composition  
(3 Credits; can be used for degree requirements)
≥2.0 CUM GPA ≥150 Average GED Score 237-254
(Writing)
53-68
(Sentence Skills)
15-17 (English) 370-420
(Reading & Writing)
ENGL 101 - English Composition I  
(3 Credits; counts for all degrees)
≥3.25 CUM GPA
– OR –
≥3.0 CUM GPA
+
≥3.0 Content GPA
≥165 Average GED Score
– OR –
≥160
Average GED Score
+
≥160
Content Score
≥255
(Writing)
≥69
(Sentence Skills)
≥18 (English) ≥430
(Reading & Writing)
Note: Completion of the preceding course in a sequence with a grade of “C” or better will be accepted for placement in lieu of other measures

Note: ALHE 104 - Medication Aide  also requires demonstration of reading proficiency at the eighth grade level. Students placing in the “no requirement” category with any of the above measures or having completed English Composition I satisfactorily would be considered as having met that requirement. If a student has not met those standards, they would need to score 237 or higher on the ACCUPLACER Next Generation Reading section.

Academic Advising and Class Schedule Planning

All degree-seeking students at NCCC are assigned an academic advisor after their initial advising meeting. Non-degree seeking students may also request an advisor assignment by contacting the student services office. Students may request a change of advisor by completing a Request for Change of College Record form available in the student services office. In planning a class schedule, the student should keep in mind career and vocational plans, the graduation requirements of NCCC, and university degree requirements. Students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree should select courses to meet the requirements of the institution to which they expect to transfer. The final responsibility for correct course selection lies with the student.

Proper prerequisites/co-requisites must be observed in all cases except where they have been waived by the Vice President for Student Learning on the Chanute campus or the Dean for the Ottawa and Online campuses.

Registration

Class schedules are available at least two months prior to each term. Classes fill quickly. Students are encouraged to enroll as early as possible for the best class selections. Students may enroll through the fifth business day of a semester for 16-week courses.

Students wishing to enroll after the fifth business day must obtain signed permission from the course instructor. Students wishing to enroll in a 16-week course after the tenth day of the semester must obtain the signed permission from the Vice President for Student Learning on the Chanute campus or the Dean for the Ottawa and Online campuses. If the class is less than 16 weeks in duration, students should see the registrar for enrollment deadlines.

Student Load

Twelve (12) to 18 hours of course work in the fall and spring semesters are considered a normal full-time student load. Normal student load for the summer term is 6- 9 credit hours. By special permission of the Vice President for Student Learning on the Chanute campus or the Dean for the Ottawa and Online campuses, students may carry over 18 hours providing they were previously enrolled full-time for at least one semester and have a 3.0 GPA. Exceptions may be made. Students who carry less than 12 hours during a regular semester are considered part-time students.

Credit Hour Definition

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define a credit hour and have specific regulations that the College must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the College. As such, the College shall utilize and adhere to the following:

  1. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately 15 weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time.
  2. The College shall record one semester hour of credit for any student attending a lecture class if the student has made satisfactory progress in the class and the class consists of at least 750 minutes of class instruction, plus time allowed for a final examination. The College shall record one semester hour of credit for any student attending a laboratory class if the student has made satisfactory progress in the class and the class consists of at least 1,125 minutes. The College shall record one semester hour of credit for any student who completes a minimum of 2,700 minutes in on-the-job training, internships, practical, studio work or clinical experiences in health occupations.
  3. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid course shall be assigned by the College based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.
  4. This Board policy shall be publically available on the College website, catalog and all course procedures.

Student’s Responsibility

Students are responsible for meeting, in full, the requirements for graduation as set forth in this catalog. Advisors assist in the planning for a degree program for each student; however, the final responsibility for meeting the requirements for graduation rests with the student.

Students are responsible for satisfying all financial obligations at NCCC. Students who are not current with financial obligations may be dropped from classes at any time during the semester. Additionally, the College reserves the right to withhold copies of educational records, including official transcripts and diplomas, and/or refuse registration of students who owe money to the institution or who have failed to meet all institutional requirements.

Residency Requirements for Tuition

To qualify for the resident tuition rate, an adult student (18 years old or older) or a minor student’s parents must have been Kansas residents for six months prior to enrollment for any term or session. Determination of residence for adults is based on subpart 23 of K.S.A. 77-201, and for minors is based on K.S.A. 72-1046 (71-406). There are seven permissive exceptions to the mandatory six months residency requirement for student tuition and credit hour aid purposes (K.S.A. 71-301, 71-302, 71-618). For further information, contact the registrar.

The registrar makes final determination of the residency classification of students at NCCC. However, the student has the right to file an appeal of the ruling. The student should utilize the Student Grievance Procedures found in the Student Handbook if they wish to challenge the residency classification decision.

Documentation for change of residency status must be in place prior to the first day of classes of the semester for which the change is being requested. Failure to meet this deadline may necessitate the residency change being postponed to the subsequent semester.

Transferring Credits to NCCC

Neosho County Community College encourages students to transfer in academic work from accredited institutions. Accredited institutions are those recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. These institutions are listed at http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/accreditation_pg6.html.

An evaluation of transfer credit will be completed after an Admission Form has been filed. The student must request official transcripts be sent from the accredited institution to the NCCC Office of Registrar. Unofficial transcripts will not be considered for transfer. The registrar or his or her designee will determine the equivalency of transfer courses. In most cases the transcript will be evaluated within 30 days of receipt by the Office of the Registrar.

Credit hours completed at accredited institutions will be considered equivalent if the learning outcomes and credit hour length of the courses are comparable to those of courses offered through NCCC. Transfer work deemed not equivalent to NCCC’s course offerings will be accepted as “elective credit.” A syllabus of the course work and the documented learning outcomes may be required for evaluation of transfer credit.

Only those transfer credits in which a passing grade (“A,” “B,” “C,” or “P”) was received will be accepted toward completing a degree or certificate. Courses for which grades of “D” or “F” was earned will not be counted toward the completion of degree or certificate requirements.

Students who wish to appeal the registrar’s decision regarding acceptance or equivalency of transfer work, must complete the following steps:

  1. Appeal in writing to the appropriate division chair within 10 college working days of notification by the registrar. If the division chair is not available, appeal to the Vice President for Student Learning.
  2. If the student wishes to appeal the decision of the division chair, he/she may do so, in writing (within 10 college working days) to the Vice President for Student Learning, whose decision will be final.

See also “Transferring NCCC Credits to Other Institutions” under Academic Policies & Information .

Reverse Transfer

Students who transfer from NCCC to other institutions may be able to complete their NCCC Associate’s degrees after their departure. As approved by the Kansas Board of Regents, students who transfer to a Kansas public university from a Kansas public community college or technical college (or vice versa) are eligible for Reverse Transfer, which allows for the attainment of any Associate degree for which one is eligible along the way to additional certificates and degrees.

Within a student’s first semester, those who transfer coursework from a public university, community college or technical college will be notified if they are eligible to be considered for reverse transfer degree status, and which courses are needed to finish the related degree. Students who then complete the coursework for a given associate degree will be eligible to receive that degree, administered automatically by correspondence between the new institution and NCCC. Visit http://www.kansasregents.org/transfer_articulation for more information.

Credit for Prior Learning

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) provides students an opportunity to earn credit at Neosho County Community College for knowledge and skills gained through work and life experiences. To encourage and assist students to complete degrees, NCCC may award college credit for prior learning. Students should be aware that credit for prior learning awarded by NCCC may not apply upon transfer to other schools.

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) Policy and Requirements

  1. A maximum of 21 credit hours can be awarded for prior learning, using any of the methods listed below.
    1. Degree seeking students must complete at least 18 credit hours at NCCC.
    2. Certificate seeking students must complete at least 50% of certificate hours at NCCC.
  2. The learning evaluated must demonstrate current knowledge in the field for which credit is being sought.
  3. All courses for which credit for prior learning is awarded must have equivalent courses in the NCCC curriculum. Partial credit will not be awarded.
  4. Students must provide validated documentation stating the courses, knowledge, skills, and clock hours completed.

Converting Prior Learning to College Credit
Students may receive credit at Neosho County Community College by demonstrating knowledge using one of the following prior learning assessment (PLA) methods:

  1. Certificate Evaluation
    Third party, industry-recognized certifications may be presented for evaluation for college credit. Credit may be awarded for classes covering the equivalent outcomes. A $10 validation fee per certificate will be charged.
  2. Credit by Examination
    Students awarded credit by examination must be enrolled at NCCC. Credit by examination must be approved on a course-by-course basis. Please check with Registration for specific courses and credit hours available through credit by examination. No credit may be awarded for any course in which college credit was earned prior to taking the test. NCCC is not a College Board test center; thus, students pursuing credit by examination must have their test results forwarded to the College. A fee of $100 per test must be paid prior to posting on a transcript.

    Students should understand that transfer policies of other higher education institutions may differ in credit accepted. NCCC accepts the results of the College Entrance Examination Board Advanced Placement (CEEBAP) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) for credit by examination.

College Entrance Examination Board Advanced Placement (CEEBAP)
Students desiring advanced academic placement and university credit for those courses validated by such placement may do so by using the CEEBAP examination.

State Universities in Kansas have established standards for the acceptance of AP Exam Scores. NCCC adheres to this state-established standards. With the exception of three exams, NCCC shall award credit for all AP exams scores at 3 or above for the equivalent course. The following exams require scores above 3 for credit to be awarded:

AP Exam Score
ART 288 - Art History:Prehistoric-Medieval /ART 289 - Art History:Renaissance-Contemporar   4
PHYS 100 - Introductory College Physics I   4
PHYS 101 - Introductory College Physics II   4

Students completing the CEEBAP examination with a score of three to five, depending on the subject, will receive appropriate college credit recorded as “pass.” Such credit will not be used in the computation of the student’s GPA.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Students may also earn college credit by successfully completing CLEP exams. Kansas universities adhere to the recommendation of the American Council of Education (ACE) to accept scores at or above 50 for granting credit. NCCC follows this state-established standard, and students meeting this criteria will be awarded college credit in the equivalent courses with a grade of “pass.” The registrar will post credit by examination to the student’s transcript at the direction of the appropriate departmental faculty. Such credit will not be used in the computation of the student’s GPA.

International Baccalaureate (IB)
Students desiring university credit for International Baccalaureate (IB) courses taken in high school may do so by using the IB examination. Students completing the IB examination with a score of four to seven, depending on the subject, will receive appropriate college credit recorded as “pass.” A fee of $100 per test must be paid prior to posting on a transcript. Contact Registration for specific information.

  1. NCCC Departmental Examination
    Proficiency exams are available in some departments. Students demonstrating a sufficient level of proficiency on the course outcomes measured in the exam may earn credit. The responsible Dean or division chair will review, and as applicable, seek advice from full-time faculty. A fee of $100 per test must be paid prior to posting on a transcript. Contact Registration for specific information.
  2. Portfolio Assessments
    Portfolio assessments are available for some courses. The student must complete at least nine credit hours at NCCC with at least a “C” and have a declared degree objective before credit for prior learning will be reviewed and any recommendation for awarding credit will be made. Students must prepare a portfolio documenting learning acquired outside the classroom. Portfolio components may include work samples, reports, job descriptions, performance evaluations, certifications, awards and honors, and other items of evidence. The documentation will be evaluated to determine if course outcomes have been met. The responsible Dean or division chair will review, and as applicable, seek advice from full-time faculty. A review fee of $100 will be charged per portfolio, and a fee of $100 per class must be paid prior to posting on a transcript.
  3. Military Credit
    NCCC reviews recommendations from the American Council on Education (ACE) to award college credit for military training. To be eligible to receive military training credit, students must submit supporting documents, such as DD214 or AARTS transcripts to the registrar for evaluation. The recommendations of the American Council on Education Guide Book are used to convert military training to college credit. No letter grades will be issued for military credits.

    In addition to credits appearing on military transcripts, military personnel may be eligible to receive credit for prior learning based upon their military work experience. A database maintained by the Kansas Board of Regents provides details about the experiential credit that the College has already approved. (See https://military.kansasregents.org/.) Members of the military are encouraged to contact Registration if they would like to request consideration for other types of prior learning. A fee of $100 per class must be paid prior to posting prior-learning credit on a transcript.
Prior Learning Assessment Cost Information
Prior Learning Assessment Method Cost
Certificate Evaluation $10 per certificate
Credit by Examination (CEEBAP and CLEP) $100 per test
Departmental Exam $100 per test
Portfolio Assessment $100 review fee per portfolio
$100 fee per class
Military Credit for Prior Learning $100 fee per class

Class Conflict Policy

If a student and advisor select two mandatory courses within a student’s enrollment schedule that meet at overlapping times, a Class Conflict Contract is available in the student services office to authorize an agreement between the two instructors and the student on the student’s obligation to complete all coursework within both courses. This contract places full responsibility upon the student to fulfill his/her class assignments and/or makeup any class time missed due to the conflicting course offerings. This form must be completed, signed, and submitted to the registrar prior to enrollment in these courses.

Auditing a Class

Students who wish to enroll in a course, but do not wish to receive college credit may audit the course. Students choosing to audit a course must obtain written permission from the course instructor. Enrollment is conditional based on open seats being available in the course with credit-seeking students having first priority for entry into the course. Students will be charged the current applicable tuition and fee rate per credit hour plus any course fees. These charges are not refundable. The student’s transcript will reflect “AU” as the form of grade provided, and these hours are not eligible for federal aid or any other financial assistance offered at NCCC.

First Year Seminar

All first-time, degree-seeking freshmen and transfer students with less than 15 credit hours who have not previously taken a similar course are required to enroll in First Year Seminar during their first semester at NCCC. Students who took courses for college credit in high school must take First Year Seminar. This course is designed to assist the student in making a successful transition to college life. Although the course is required for all first-time freshmen students, all students who feel they may benefit from the experience are encouraged to take the course.

Classification

Enrollment in a minimum of 12 hours of college credit during a full 16-week semester is required for classification as a full-time student. A student is classified as a sophomore upon attaining 26 semester hours of credit and a minimum of 52 grade points.