Catalog 2020-21 
    
    Sep 21, 2020  
Catalog 2020-21

Admissions and Registration



High School Completion

Klamath Center for Education and Training (K-CET) provides educational opportunities for people 16 years of age and older who are not currently enrolled in a secondary school and who do not hold a high school diploma. K-CET provides educational programs of Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Equivalency Diplomas (GED), and English as a Second Language (ESL). Both English and Spanish GED classes are provided.

K-CET provides a variety of resources to support students including:

  • Guidance through the progression of continued education and/or workforce training.
  • Access to scholarships or tuition support.
  • Dedicated online instructors to guide students through online coursework.
  • Academic and goal planning, resume building and exposure to career pathways.
  • A safe place to learn in a respectful adult environment.

In addition, K-CET offers the opportunity for self-paced learning and alternate scheduling.

For more information, contact K-CET at 541-880-2366.

High School Dual Credit

Klamath Community College, in partnership with local high schools, offers a state-approved, dual-credit program. Students can earn college credit for competencies mastered in approved high school courses and receive both high school and college credits simultaneously.

Dual credit staff works closely with high school administrators and instructors to identify lower-division academic and entry-level professional technical courses that match programs offered at KCC. Courses are articulated, and students take college-level courses taught by approved teachers in their high school. Not all articulated courses are available at every school. Courses are recorded on a KCC transcript in the same manner as regularly enrolled college students and may be used toward a degree or certificate program at KCC or may be transferred to other colleges or universities.

Courses are usually limited to juniors and seniors. However, qualified younger students may enroll earlier if approved. KCC coordinates programs with many local high schools. A list of current dual credit courses may be accessed at each high school or by calling KCC’s K-12 Support Coordinator at 541-880-2337 or by emailing KCCDualCredit@klamathcc.edu.

The following criteria must be met:

  1. Courses for which students seek enrollment are articulated and taught by an approved instructor. Students are encouraged to contact their local high school to check on course and instructor availability.
  2. Students meet the admissions requirements (prerequisite skills/aptitudes) for the courses and have the high school teacher’s approval to take the course.
  3. Students submit a completed KCC dual credit registration form to their instructor by established due dates.
  4. Students complete the course requirements and meet the stated outcomes as detailed in the KCC course syllabus.

Dual credit allows students to:

  • Expand academic options.
  • Save time and money.
  • Earn college credit while in high school - at no cost to students in the state of Oregon and $25.00 for students that reside outside the state of Oregon.
  • Stay at their high school for convenience.
  • Earn certificates and degrees faster.
  • Identify educational goals and interests earlier.

Admission and registration process:

  • Complete the dual credit registration form provided by the high school instructor who will turn it into KCC’s Support Coordinator for processing.
  • Contact high school counselor or course instructor.

Small Business Development Center

The KCC Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers training and no-cost one-to-one advising to help business owners from concept to exit. The SBDC provides service to anyone in Klamath or Lake County who owns or operates a for-profit business or is planning to start one.

For more information, call 541-205-5404 or visit www.bizcenter.org/KCC

Klamath IDEA

Klamath IDEA is a community initiative dedicated to creating wealth and prosperity for the communities of South-Central Oregon. We are committed to developing a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem to strengthen existing small businesses and support the emergence of new ones by providing easy access to the help and information they need - when they need it.

 

Klamath IDEA facilitates the linking of the varying elements of the entrepreneurial ecosystem: economic development organizations, government agencies, business resource and service providers, and financial and human capital. Klamath IDEA then connects growth-minded entrepreneurs to the elements and one another by:

  • Hosting IDEA Talks
  • Curating access to trusted entrepreneurial resources at www.klamathIDEA.org  
  • Housing the Center for Entrepreneurship (a business training classroom)
  • Employing an Entrepreneur Concierge to assess and identify opportunities and make helpful connections

The initiative is led by KCC’s SBDC and hosted by the KCC Foundation. For more information, call 541-887-8298.

International Students

Currently, KCC is not authorized by the Immigration and Naturalization Service to issue I-20 documentation. International students interested in attending KCC must meet with the Registrar. Call 541-882-3521 for an appointment.

Admissions

To be admitted to KCC credit programs, a student must meet at least one of the following entrance requirements:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited secondary high school having met all requirements for a full high school diploma. Modified diplomas are not accepted.
  2. A GED, certificate of equivalency, or an adult high school diploma.
  3. A non-high school graduate 18 years old or older who has achieved acceptable scores on the placement test.
  4. An individual 16 or 17 years old who is not required to attend high school and who furnishes a written release from compulsory school attendance. This special student status (ORS 339.030) requires an interview with Student Services.
  5. A high school student who has met special student admissions requirements: a completed high school referral form, acceptable scores on placement testing, and an admissions interview with a student success representative.

Note: some programs may have additional admissions requirements. See specific programs for details. 

New Students

New students must complete an admissions form and sign up for new student orientation with a student success representative in Founders Hall.

Application Process

  • Complete the admissions application.
  • Provide official transcripts from all previous post-secondary education institutions.

Placement Testing

KCC has adopted a practice of using multiple measures to effectively place students. To start, students must set up a meeting with a student success representative to review their academic history, degree goals, Smarter Balance core (if applicable), transcripts from high school and/or college, and math and writing competency. Students will be advised on their next steps regarding their math and writing placement. Next steps may include taking the placement test at the Testing Center or immediately enrolling in appropriate courses.

Disability-related accommodations for placement tests are available on a case-by-case basis by contacting the disability coordinator at 541-882-3521.

Ability to Benefit

To be admitted to KCC, a prospective student must demonstrate an ability to benefit from the instruction. The ability to benefit from instruction is defined as the ability to achieve the skill level or knowledge to apply the subject matter in an academic or practical situation. The College reserves the right to independently ascertain if a person can benefit from instruction. If the College determines the person cannot benefit from the instruction and the person has enrolled at the College, the College will administratively drop the student and refund the student’s tuition and fees.

Registration for Classes

See a student success representative to register for classes and to receive a class schedule, a student ID, MyKCC information, and other academic resources. After registering:

  • Attend new student orientation.
  • Pay tuition and fees by the first day of the term.
  • Complete financial aid file or provide documentation to the Business Office of third-party payment.
  • For non-federal financial aid and third-party payees, pay tuition and fees by the first day of the term.

New Student Orientation

New student orientation (NSO) is an introduction to KCC and is scheduled prior to each term. NSO is a mandatory half-day session, which includes an overview of college resources, expectations for students, tips for success, financial aid information, and registering for classes. It provides new students with an opportunity to connect with college staff and academic advisors as well as other students on campus. All credit students planning to enroll into a degree, certificate, or diploma program and who are new to KCC are required to attend an NSO session prior to the start of their first term.

College Survival and Success Course

The College Survival and Success (CGS 100) course assists all new college students in acquiring essential skills needed for academic success. After successfully completing this course, students will be able to: 

  1. Use the concepts of accepting personal responsibility and interdependent behaviors to achieve academic and personal goals.
  2. Apply effective motivational strategies and goal setting tools to academic and personal life.
  3. Use communication skills responsibly in order to navigate college systems.
  4. Use strategies regarding time, money, and self-management.
  5. Use college resources and policies to determine and implement academic decisions.

Academic Advising

Mandatory academic advising is required for all students seeking a certificate or degree. It is critical that students meet with an advisor to assist in their course planning. Advisors can also answer questions regarding occupations in fields related to their program of study. KCC encourages students to seek volunteer or paid employment experiences in their field of interest to clarify career decisions. KCC provides access to occupational and career information, using both paper and electronic resources.

Continuing Students

Returning students may access student records and receive other services on the KCC website. These services include online registration, degree audit, degree plan, and financial aid award/disbursal information. All students are required to meet with an academic advisor or a student success representative regarding academic planning.

Occupational Preparatory Instruction

The changing and increasing technical nature of work in business and industry calls for a greater diversity of high-level skills. KCC offers a number of certificates and degree programs for direct entry into occupations requiring skills above the high school level. It is recommended that students have some basic academic skills before entering into occupational preparatory instruction. For more information contact KCC’s Student Services or the lead faculty member in the program of interest.

Transferring Credits

To ensure a smooth transition, students planning to transfer to another community college, four-year college, or university are encouraged to contact the institution to which they plan to transfer. Depending on the student’s program, the student transferring to a four-year college or university may be able to transfer an entire degree.

Whether transferring to a community college or four-year university, the student may transfer at any point while enrolled at KCC. Some career and technical programs offered by KCC include courses which may be transferred. Consult a student success representative or an academic advisor for more specific information.

Transferring to KCC

Students transferring to KCC from another college or university may request placement tests be waived upon evaluation of prior post-secondary transcripts if the student has completed both the college-level writing and mathematics course series.

Transfer Credit Acceptance/Application

Students interested in transferring credits to KCC from another institution must be aware of the following policies:

  • ​Credits are accepted only from regionally accredited colleges and universities.
  • An official transcript listing the credits must be received by the Registrar’s office at KCC. Once the transcript is received, it will not be released to a non-contracted third party (including other institutions). For the purpose of proper advisement, transcripts should be sent to KCC prior to enrollment.
  • Student must be admitted as an undergraduate student and submit a Transcript Evaluation Request form.
  • A grade of “D” or higher is accepted in transfer work. However, the transfer work may not be applied towards graduation if the program or degree at KCC specifically requires a “C” or better.
  • Only credits which carry transfer credit to other state colleges and universities in Oregon will be accepted for the AAOT degree.
  • Credits older than 10 years are not accepted for application toward degree requirements.When credit is denied, the student may appeal for reconsideration by submitting a letter of explanation to the Registrar. If there is a question on course content, the course will be reviewed by the Dean and/or faculty in that subject area.
  • Credit for prior learning is assessed on a case-by-case and department-by-department basis and is not awarded until the student completes 12 KCC credits.
  • Transfer credit or credit for prior learning does not count for residency purposes. KCC’s residency requirements are 24 credits for Associate and 12 credits for one-year or less-than-one-year certificates.
  • Credit for military training is granted on the basis of recommendations by the American Council on Education (ACE) as contained in the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. KCC accepts credits from the military DANTES and USAFI programs, as recommended by ACE. Military credits are those listed on a military transcript sent to KCC.
  • Only the official transcript and course evaluations performed by the KCC Registrar’s office are final. Any preliminary reviews by campus personnel are unofficial and not binding, and subject to change.
  • Students who have received a bachelor’s degree are typically considered to have completed the general education requirements for an associate’s degree.
  • Transfer credits based on a unit of credit or academic calendar system other than the one prescribed by KCC are subject to conversion before being transferred.
  • Transfer credit must be deemed appropriately applicable for a student’s educational goals as well as the institution’s programs.