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Contra Costa College 2017-18 Catalog 2600 MISSION BELL DRIVE SAN PABLO, CA 94806 WWW.CONTRACOSTA.EDU2017-18CATALOG2017-18CATALOG

Chapter One, General Information2017-2018 Catalog2600 Mission Bell DriveSan Pablo, CA 94806Phone: (510) 235-7800Fax: (510) 236-6768www.contracosta.eduSchool Nickname/Acronym: CCCSchool Mascot: CometsSchool Colors: Silver and Columbia BlueAcademic Year: SemesterCONTRA COSTACOMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICTContra Costa College,Diablo Valley College& Los Medanos CollegeThis catalog serves as a contract between the collegeand you, the student, concerning your educationalobjectives, and is valid as long as you arecontinuously enrolled. The catalog provides essentialinformation about the programs, courses, services,rules, and regulations of Contra Costa College.Familiarity with this information will help you use theresources of the college most effectively.This catalog is supplemented by other officialcollege publications, particularly the “Schedule ofClasses,” which provides specific information aboutcourses offered each term.While this catalog is true and correct at the timeof publication, the anticipated programs, courses,services, rules, regulations, and fees are subject tomodification at any time to accommodate changesin resources or educational plans of the Contra CostaCommunity College District. Any such changes will beannounced in a published addendum.1

2Contra Costa College Catalog 2017-2018Table of ContentsAdmissions Information in Español. 55Message From the President. 3Administration & College Organization. 4Academic Calendars. 4Service Centers & Building Abbreviations. 4Division/Department Organization.5-6Chapter One – General Information. 7The College: Who We Are. 7Accreditation. 8What We Believe, Vision, Beliefs, Values, Mission, Goals. 8Conceptual Framework for Shared Governance at CCC. 8Faculty Commitment to Mentoring. 9Disclosure Statements. 9-10Student Rights, Responsibilities & Code of Conduct.11-20Chapter Two – Admission, Policies and Services. 21What We Offer. 21Study Abroad. 22Admissions and Residence Status.22-24International Students.24-25Veterans Benefits. 25Nursing Admissions. 26Student Success & Support Programs.26-27Registration and Enrollment. 27Course Prerequisites/Co-requisites. 28Course Repetition. 29Class Audit Policy. 29College Costs & Incidental Charges.30-31Financial Assistance. 31Fees & Tuition Chart. 32Refund Policy and Procedures. 34Academic Policies.34-35Grading & Academic Honors.36-37Probation & Dismissal. 38Other Academic Credit. 38-39,46Charts for CCC College Credit under Advanced Placement (AP) Tests, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP),and International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams.40-45Student Resources.46-52Parking & Public Transportation.52-53Student Life.60-61Athletics. 54Chapter Three – Educational Planning. 57Major & Program Codes for Degrees & Certificates.57-592017-2018 CCC Graduation Requirements for the Associate Degree.60-61Transfer to a Four Year College or University.62-64Private College and University Articulation Agreements. 65Concurrent Enrollment & Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID). 652017-2018 Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU or UC Transfer.66-672017-2018 California State University General Ed for CSU Transfer.68-69Chapter Four – Programs and Courses. 71Program Degree, Certificate and Course Descriptions. 73-205CCC Emeritus Administration.206CCC Emeritus Faculty.206-207CCC Faculty & Certificated Managers.208-210CCC Classified Staff & Managers.213-216Index.222-224Campus Map.Inside back cover

Chapter One, General InformationMessage from the PresidentWelcome to Contra CostaCollege (CCC) where ourvision is to transform thelives of our students andthe communities we serve.Since opening in 1949, CCChas provided exemplaryeducational services asthe only public institutionof higher learning in the West County area. CCC isproud of its diverse student body comprised of 40percent Latino, 20 percent African American, 21percent Asian/Filipino/Pacific Islander, 12 percentwhite, and a growing population of internationalstudents. The college serves approximately 10,000students annually and is located on 83 acres ofbeautiful, natural landscaping, accentuated by therolling hills of San Pablo and Richmond, and WildcatCreek. You belong here!We hope you take the time to walk the campusand enjoy the beautiful oasis that is CCC. You willobserve that the campus facilities have recentlyundergone a major transformation with a brandnew College Center. Our students enjoy spacesto learn and linger, including state of the artclassrooms, a lively student lounge, an expansivebookstore, a warm and inviting library alsohousing our college-wide tutoring center, severaldining options including the Brix cafeteria, andthe exquisite Aqua Terra Grill, where our culinarystudents provide reasonably priced gourmet diningexperiences for our students and community.Contra Costa College is dedicated to providinga nurturing educational experience deliveredthrough programs and services that foster studentsuccess. Our cadre of professional faculty areexperts in their field and in teaching pedagogy- developing and delivering the courses andprograms needed in the current marketplace. Ourexceptional staff provide a positive and rewardingexperience beginning with Welcome Services to greetand guide students through the steps to success,to enrollment and registration services, financialassistance, disability support services, educationalcounseling and career planning, tutoring support,and so much more.Please peruse the contents of this catalog to learnmore about the wide range of programs and servicesoffered at Contra Costa College. You will quickly learnthat CCC is a premier learning environment havingbeen recognized for many of its academic and careertechnical education programs locally, statewideand nationally. The Center for Science Excellence, amentoring program providing a solid foundation inthe sciences, mathematics and engineering as wellas transfer preparation, recently received multiplegrants from the U.S. Department of Education andthe National Science Foundation. The college is alsoa Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and recipient ofthe Title III Science, Technology, Engineering, andMath (STEM) grant to continue the goal of increasingthe number of under-represented students in thesefields. CCC continues to be a leader in journalism,with its college newspaper, The Advocate, winningstate and national honors for excellence. Ourprograms in nursing, automotive technology, earlychildhood education, administration of justice,and culinary arts are well recognized throughoutthe region. Should you endeavor to complete yourfreshman and sophomore years at Contra CostaCollege and transfer as a junior to a UC, CSU, or otheruniversity of choice, we provide an easy pathway toget you there.Thank you for choosing Contra Costa College. Iam confident the experience you will have here willbe life altering. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if Ican be of assistance.— Mojdeh Mehdizadeh, President3

4Administration and College OrganizationContra Costa Community College DistrictCampus Offices & Service CentersGoverning Board Members:Fred Wood, Ph.D., ChancellorVicki Gordon, PresidentTimothy J. Farley, Vice PresidentJohn E. Márquez, SecretaryGreg Enholm, MemberGary S. Walker-Roberts, MemberJessica Cisneros, Student TrusteeAdmissions & Records OfficeAssessment CenterAssociated Students UnionAthletics OfficeBookstoreBuildings & GroundsBusiness ServicesCampus PoliceCampus DiningAqua Terra GrillProntoStudent CafeteriaCampus-Wide TutoringCareer CenterCashier’s OfficeChildcare Services & LabCollege Skills CenterCooperative EducationCounselingCustodial ServicesDisabled Students Programs & ServicesEconomic & Workforce DevelopmentEOPS/CARE & CalWORKSFitness CenterFinancial Aid OfficeGateway to CollegeInternational Student OfficeLibrary Reference DeskMarketingMedia LabPresident’s OfficeScholarshipsSTEM CenterStudent LifeSupported Education ServicesTechnology ServicesThe AdvocateTransfer CenterVeterans ServicesVice-President’s OfficeWelcome CenterContra Costa College AdministrationMojdeh MehdizadehPresidentJason BernerDean, Liberal Arts DivisionVicki FergusonDean, Student Services DivisionDennis FrancoDean, Enrollment Services DivisionGhada Al-Masri, Ph.D.Dean, NSAS DivisionMayra Padilla, Ph.D.Dean, Institutional Effectiveness& EquityKelly SchelinDean, Workforce & EconomicDevelopmentCatherine FrostAdmissions & Records DirectorMariles MagalongBusiness Services DirectorJohn WadeAthletic DirectorBrandy HowardDirector of Marketing& Media DesignYasuko “Sue” AbeDisabled Students Program& Services ManagerKarl Debro, Ed.D.Gateway to College ManagerEvan DeckerCareer Pathways ManagerJames EyestoneTechnology Systems ManagerBruce KingBuildings & Grounds ManagerGeorge MillsEOPS/CARE & CalWORKS ManagerDarlene PoeCustodial ManagerNick DimitriBusiness Office SupervisorMonica RodriguezFinancial Aid SupervisorConstituent LeadershipAcademic Senate PresidentClassified Senate PresidentStudent Union PresidentBeth Goehring(510) 215-4799VacantAlex Walker-Griffin (510) P(510) 215-6027(510) 215-3896(510) 215-3855(510) 215-4801(510) 215-4958(510) 215-4853(510) 215-3843(510) 215-2820SAB-130 (510) 215-3846SAB-147SAB-159LLRC-121 (510) 215-4898SAB-227 (510) 215-6865SSC-115 (510) 215-4892ELC(510) 215-4885LLRC(510) 215-4898LLRC-212 (510) 215-4916SSC-108 (510) 215-3935C(510) 215-4809SSC-109 (510) 215-3969SAB-223 (510) 215-3871SSC-106 (510) 215-3949GA-30(510) 215-4795SSC-102 (510) 215-6026AA-219 (510) 215-3835SSC-110 (510) 215-3954LLRC(510) 215-4897SAB-217 (510) 215-3836LLRC(510) 215-4919SAB-205 (510) 215-3800SSC-102 (510) 215-6026PS-109 (510) 215-4015SAB-109 (510) 215-4923SSC-106 (510) 215-3904SAB-215 (510) 215-3866AA-215 (510) 215-3819SAB-227 (510) 215-3914SAB-101 (510) 215-3959SAB-204 (510) 215-3841SSC-111 (510) 215-4110Contra Costa College Academic CalendarFall Term 2017May 1fall registration beginsAug. 11Sept. 4Sept. 22Nov. 10Nov. 23-24Nov. 25-26Dec. 15Dec. 21-Jan. 2first day of instructionLabor Day holidayNative American Day holidayVeterans Day holidayThanksgiving holidayno classeslast day of instructionWinter recessSpring Term 2018Nov. 21spring registration beginsJan. 22first day of instructionJan. 15Martin Luther King Jr. DayholidayLincoln’s Birthday holidayFeb.16Feb. 17-18no classesFeb. 19Washington’s Birthday holidayMarch 26-31 spring recess& April 1May 25last day of instructionMay 25graduationSummer Term 2018April 9summer registration beginsMay 29first day of instructionJune 15last day of instruction for3 week classesJuly 4Independence Day holidayJuly 26last day of instruction for6 & 9 week classes

Division/Department Organization5Liberal Arts (LA)Division Office: General Education Building (GE), Room-210DeanJason Bernerjberner@contracosta.edu(510) 215-4131Administrative SecretaryZolayma Martinzmartin@contracosta.edu(510) 215-4993DepartmentChairpersonEmailPhone Ext.Fine & Media ArtsCharles Anthony Gordonagordon@contracosta.edu(510) 215-7844DramaCarlos-Manuel Chavarriacchavarria@contracosta.edu(510) 215-4136English(co-chairs)Kathleen DonlanDr. Joy sta.edu(510) 215-4129(510) 215-4931English as a Second LanguageGabriela Sagadegsegade@contracosta.edu(510) 215-4137Foreign LanguagesIrena Stefanovaistefanova @contracosta.edu(510) 215-4134JournalismPaul DeBoltpdebolt@contracosta.edu(510) 215-3823MusicWayne Organworgan@contracosta.edu(510) 215-4822Philosophy & HumanitiesDr. Michael Kilivrismkilivris@contracosta.edu(510) 215-4023SpeechJoseph Carverjcarver@contracosta.edu(510) 215-3885Library, Allied Health, Vocational Education & Athletics (LAVA )Division Office: Library & Learning Resources Center (LLRC), Room-212DeanContact Office of Vice President(510) 215-3841Administrative AssistantMagda Mercadommercado@contracosta.edu(510) 215-4916Athletic DirectorJohn Wadejwade@contracosta.edu(510) 215-4804DepartmentChairpersonEmailPhone Ext.Public SafetyDr. Richard Ramosrramos@contracosta.edu(510) 215-3865Automotive TechnologyLucile Beattylbeatty@contracosta.edu(510) 215-3974Culinary ArtsNader Sharkesnsharkes@contracosta.edu(510) 215-3877Early Childhood Education(co-chairs)Dr. Intisar ShareefSandra u(510) 215-4132(510) 215-4940Health & Human ServicesAminta MicklesMedical Assisting & Office Technician(co-chairs)Julie Shieh-Cookamickles@contracosta.edu(510) 215-4935jshieh@contracosta.edu(510) 215-4936LibraryJudith Flumjflum@contracosta.edu(510) 215-4996(co-chairs)Andrew Kuoakuo@contracosta.edu(510) 215-4997NursingDr. Cheri Etheredgecetheredge@contracosta.edu(510) 215-4115Physical Education &KinesiologyBeth Goehringbgoehring@contracosta.edu(510) 215-4966

6Contra Costa College Catalog 2017-2018Natural, Social & Applied Sciences (NSAS)Division Office: Physical Science Building (PS), Room-115/116DeanDr. Ghada Al-Masrigalmasri@contracosta.edu(510) 215-4006Administrative SecretaryMaritza Guerreromguerrero@contracosta.edu(510) 215-4008DepartmentChairpersonEmailPhone Ext.Africana/Chicano/ Ethnic Studies includes:AFRAMLa RazaCarolyn HodgeDr. Agustin a.edu(510) 215-4934(510) 215-4933Anthropology, Geography, & History Manu Ampimmampim@contracosta.edu(510) 215-4133Astronomy , Computer Science,Engineering, Geology, & PhysicsJon Celesiajcelesia@contracosta.edu(510) 215-4095BiologyDr. Ellen Coatneyecoatney@contracosta.edu(510) 215-3997Business Information & Computer Pamela Rudyprudy@contracosta.edu(510) 215-4781Technology (includes: Real Estate, Economics, Business, Computer Information Systems, & Business Office Technology)Chemistry(co-chairs)Dr. Thuy DangLeslie ta.edu(510) 215-4079(510) 215-4160MathematicsTerrill Meadtmead@contracosta.edu(510) 215-3816Political ScienceDr. Vanna Gonzalesvgonzales@contracosta.edu(510) 215-4943PsychologyMichel Arnoldmarnold@contracosta.edu(510) 215-4944Sociology & Social SciencesDr. Vern Cromartievcromartie@contracosta.edu(510) 215-4937Office: Student & Administration Building (SAB), Room-219Dean, Student ServicesVicki Fergusonvferguson@contracosta.edu(510) 215-3921Administrative Secretaryebremner@contracosta.edu(510) 215-3960Office: Student Services Center (SSC), Room-102Dean, Enrollment ServicesDennis Francodfranco@contracosta.edu(510) ons & RecordsCatherine Frostcfrost@contracosta.edu(510) 215-3928Counseling (chair person)Sarah Bolandsboland@contracosta.edu(510) 215-3907DSPSYasuko “Sue” Abesabe@contracosta.edu(510) 215-3920EOPS/CARE & CalWORKSGeorge Millsgmills@contracosta.edu(510) 215-3903Financial AidMonica Rodriguezmrodriguez@contracosta.edu(510) 215-3958Retention Support ServicesAshley Pattersonapatterson@contracosta.edu(510) 215-3807Student LifeJoel 10) 215-3833Transfer ServicesAndrea Phillipsaphillips@contracosta.edu(510) 215-3914Student & Enrollment ServicesElizabeth BremnerPhone Ext.

Chapter One, General Information1CHAPTERTHE COLLEGE:Who We AreAccreditationWhat We BelieveVisionBeliefsValuesMissionGoalsAcademic FreedomConceptual Frameworkfor Shared GovernanceCCC Faculty Commitmentto MentoringDisclosure StatementsStudent Rightsand ResponsibilitiesGeneralInformationThe College: Who We AreContra Costa College is a comprehensive community college locatedin San Pablo, California. We primarily serve the residents of WestContra Costa County.The Contra Costa Community College District was established bythe county’s citizens on December 14, 1948, with boundaries nearlyidentical to those of Contra Costa County. It encompasses 686 squaremiles, and extends from Crockett and the Carquinez Straits on thenorth, to San Francisco and San Pablo Bays on the west, to Alamedacounty on the south, and to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Deltaon the east. It is the eighth largest community college district inCalifornia. There are two colleges in the district in addition to ContraCosta College: Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, which also operatesthe Brentwood Center, and Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill,which also operates the San Ramon Valley Campus.The college is responsible to its local constituency through anelected Board of Governors, which is the principle policy-makingbody for the district. Its five members are elected from wards ofalmost equal population.Contra Costa College, the first of three colleges in the district, wasestablished in Richmond in 1949. Originally named West ContraCosta Junior College, the first classes were held in the spring of 1950at the old Kaiser Shipyards in Point Richmond, with a beginningenrollment of 500 students. The college was moved in 1956 to itspresent location, an 83-acre site in the rolling hills of San Pablo andRichmond, overlooking San Pablo Bay.7

8Contra Costa College Catalog 2017-2018AccreditationContra Costa College is accredited by the AccreditingCommission for Community and Junior Colleges of the WesternAssociation of Schools and Colleges, {10 Commercial Blvd,Suite 204, Novato, CA 94594, (415) 506-0234} an institutionalaccrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognitionof Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department ofEducation.Program accreditation includes the California Board of Registered Nursing and the California Board of Vocational NurseExaminers. The college is approved for the training of veterans,and for the education of foreign students by the United StatesDepartment of State and the United States Immigration andNaturalization Service.processes to foster a transformational educational experience andresponsive student services that ensure institutional excellenceand effective student learning.Goals1.2.3.What We BelieveVisionContra Costa College strives to be a premier college thatcelebrates innovation, collegiality and diversity, and iscommitted to transforming student’s lives.BeliefsContra Costa College believes that all individuals have inherentworth and dignity and are entitled to develop their full potential.Individuals will enjoy an improved quality of life; communities willprosper economically and socially; and families, neighborhoods,and businesses will be strengthened when residents share acommitment to lifelong learning. Further, we believe that ahealthy and vigorous society benefits from the rich cultural, racialand socioeconomic variations of all people; that a democracydepends upon an informed and involved citizenry; and that thecollege therefore serves both the individual and society.ValuesContra Costa College’s commitment to its mission derives fromstrength and guidance that promotes institutional values. As acommunity of educators, we value: COMMITMENT to helping students learn and to improvethe economic and social vitality of communities througheducation; RESPONSIVENESS to the varied and changing learningneeds of those we serve; DIVERSITY of opinions, ideas and peoples; FREEDOM to pursue and fulfill educational goals in anenvironment that is safe and respectful for all students,all faculty, all classified, and all managers alike; and INTEGRITY in all facets of our college interactionsand operations.MissionContra Costa College is a public community college serving thediverse communities of West Contra Costa County and all othersseeking a quality education. The College equitably commitsits resources using inclusive and integrated decision-making4.Equitably Improve Student Access, Learning and SuccessCreate opportunities for thoughtful reflection that usesquantitative and qualitative data to improve studentoutcomes.Strengthen Community Relationships and PartnershipsBuild pipelines that guide and prepare both K-12 studentsand the adult population for success in higher education andemployment.Promote Innovation, Create a Culture of ContinuousImprovement and Enhance Institutional EffectivenessProvide opportunities to enhance institutional effectivenessand opportunities for employees at all levels to continuallygain new skills and knowledge, seek out effective practices,and share ideas with one another in order to continuallyenhance learning and improve student success.Effectively Optimize Resources to Support StudentLearning and SuccessDemonstrate sound judgement to effectively optimizethe college’s human, physical, financial and organizationalresources to better serve its students and community.Academic FreedomThe Contra Costa Community College District affirms its belief inthe academic freedom of faculty, management and students toteach, study, conduct research, write, and challenge viewpointswithout undue restriction.Members of the college faculty are citizens, members ofa learned profession and representatives of an educationalinstitution. When they speak or write as citizens, they should befree from institutional censorship or discipline, but their specialposition in the community imposes special obligations. As personsof learning with institutional affiliations, they should rememberthat the

Cashier’s Office SSC-115 (510) 215-4892 Childcare Services & Lab ELC (510) 215-4885 College Skills Center LLRC (510) 215-4898 Cooperative Education LLRC-212 (510) 215-4916 Counseling SSC-108 (510) 215-3935 Custodial Services C (510) 215-4809 Disabled Students Progra

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