COCC e-News August 2019

Student News
AUGUST 2019 Volume 16, Issue 8

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To help keep you informed of coming deadlines and events, COCC will send you this newsletter every month.


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HEY BOBCATS!

Summer temperatures are finally rising up—a sweet time of year for boaters and floaters. But something less desirable has been on the rise, too. "Over the Summer term, we’ve seen more than 15,000 phishing and work-from-home scam emails sent to COCC employees and students," Wesley Dymond, information security administrator, tells Bobcat eNews.

Phishing emails are emails pretending to be from an IT department or some other trusted entity. They’ll indicate that your account has a problem, and if you click the link in the email and login, they'll steal your password and use your email account to send phishing emails. The work-from-home scam requests your name, address, phone and sometimes bank information—all to be used for nefarious purposes. They may even issue a false paycheck: After the work is performed, they simply report the check as fraudulent and the funds are eliminated.

"While ITS and InfoSec work hard to thwart cyber criminals, the best defense against malicious emails is critical thinking," adds Dymond. Any suspicious emails, he says, should be forwarded to: abuse@cocc.edu.

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

SUMMER TERM
Aug. 9, 1 p.m.: Last day to drop full-term classes with no grade on your transcript without instructor's approval. Last day to change to/from audit or add classes. (For short-term classes, see specific deadlines or check with Enrollment Services at 541-383-7500.)

Aug. 12, 5 p.m.: COCC payment plan due.

Aug. 21, 6 p.m.: Last day to withdraw from classes. Instructor’s approval is required (either online or signature on the drop form) and a grade of "W" will show on transcript. Courses not spanning full term will have different deadlines.

Sept. 5: Summer term grades posted online.

Aug. 30-Sept. 2: Labor Day Holiday (COCC is closed).

FALL TERM REGISTRATION
Students continuing on from Spring term: You’re encouraged to register right away! Login to your Bobcat Web Account to see if you have an advising or other requirement. If you have an advising requirement, contact CAP Services at 541-383-7200 for options.

New students who are enrolled for Summer term: Registration for Fall term is now open for degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking students who are first-time students during Summer term and wish to register for Fall. Login to your Bobcat Web Account to see if you have an advising or other requirement. If you have an advising requirement, contact the CAP Center at 541-383-7200.

FINANCIAL AID

The 2019-20 FAFSA and ORSAA are available for students who plan to attend COCC between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020. Early submissions have the best chance to receive the maximum aid. Students not eligible to complete the FAFSA may apply for the ORSAA. A completed ORSAA is required for students who may be eligible for the Oregon Opportunity Grant, Oregon Promise, OSAC scholarships and the COCC Foundation Scholarship. Attend a workshop for help.

FALL TERM PRIORITY DEADLINE
If you are attending Fall term, Financial Aid will give priority consideration to those students completing and submitting their requirements by August 15.

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

COLLEGE CATALOG GOES ONLINE
COCC is excited to announce that the catalog is now online! View all programs and courses and learn about guidelines for enrollment, financial aid, and student support services, among other general information. A few reasons to love the new online catalog: it's searchable, mobile-responsive, ADA-accessible, available online 24/7, and environmentally sustainable. Check it out!

CAREER CLOSE-UPS
Take a peek at COCC's health care careers in a one-hour info session. Find out more about the dental assistant, massage therapy, medical assistant, vet tech and pharmacy tech programs at a August 5 info session in Redmond.


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