To help keep you informed of coming deadlines and events, COCC will send you this
newsletter every month.
Schedule of Classes
Ready for an Exam Break?
Get ready to crush your finals. But when you need to de-stress your study schedule,
visit the Coats Campus Center from Thursday, March 16 through Wednesday, March 22,
for March Madness hoops or to take the edge off with some puppy therapy.
Keeping it Savvy
A recent Verizon study demonstrated that a person is 16 times more likely to lose
a device than have it stolen. To protect confidential information on your laptop,
smartphones and tablets, make sure that your devices automatically screen-lock, and
that you can remotely locate them and wipe data when needed. Apple and Android devices
have these features built-in; however, you have to configure them beforehand while
they are in your possession.
HEY BOBCATS! Welcome to March, and (maybe) a break from this mega winter. The time has come to
spring forward - don't forget to set your clocks ahead an hour before you go to sleep
on Saturday, March 11. Keep scrolling for essential info.
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
Winter Term Final Exams: March 20-24
Summer class schedule available in mid-March.
Spring Term Registration for Current Students
Spring term registration begins the week of Feb. 27 for currently enrolled students.
Are you ready? Find out for sure by logging in to your Bobcat Web account.
Deadline to Drop Winter Term Classes: 6 p.m., March 15
If you're thinking of dropping a class, don't delay! To drop a class with a W on your
transcript, get your instructor's signature on the registration (add/drop) form and
submit it to the Enrollment Services office. OR, ask your instructor to give online
approval to drop a class - once this is done, you must drop the class in person in
Enrollment services or call 541-383-7500 to drop the class. The deadline to drop a
full-term class is 6 p.m., March 15. See deadlines for short-term classes.
FINANCIAL AID NEWS
FILE YOUR 2017-18 FAFSA EARLY
The 2017-18 FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.gov for students who plan to attend college between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018.
Submit your 2017-18 FAFSA early for the best chance to receive the maximum amount
of aid available.
Need assistance filing? Attend a FAFSA workshop. The workshop includes assistance
for those students needing to complete the ORSAA and Oregon Promise applications.
Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-383-7260.
Fri., March 10, 9:30-11 a.m., Boyle Education Center, Room 156
Fri., March 17, 9:30-11 a.m., Boyle Education Center, Room 156
Mon., March 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Redmond Tech Center, Room 218
Mon., March 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Redmond Tech Center, Room 218
SPRING TERM PRIORITY DEADLINE
If you're attending spring term, Financial Aid will give priority consideration to
those students completing and submitting their requirements by March 1.
COCC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
The College's Foundation offers more than 350 awards totaling more than $1.5 million
for local students. The COCC Foundation Scholarship application is available right
now through your Bobcat Web Account. The deadline is 5 p.m. on July 15, 2017.
CAREER FAIR CONNECTIONS
Get a foot in the door at the Career Fair on Wednesday, March 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
Coats Campus Center, Wille Hall. A great opportunity to meet with employers and learn
about companies, potential jobs, internships and careers.
TEACHING AWARD NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
It's time to recognize your part-time or adjunct instructor's enthusiasm, innovation
and passion for teaching! This annual teaching award, which includes a gift of $500,
recognizes excellence in teaching and is presented at the end-of-year celebration
in June. Send your nomination by March 15 to Eric Weller, explaining how your nominee meets the criteria of: communicating subject enthusiasm;
keeping the subject innovative and fresh while working with students and colleagues;
challenging and motivating students; and, displaying an interest in student progress.
Eligible nominees are part-time and adjunct instructors who have taught for at least
three years, and who have averaged at least eight credits per year over past three
years. Nominations may be made by any full- or part-time faculty member, administrator,
full-time staff, or any student who has accumulated more than 30 credit hours within
the past two years.
These information sessions cover minimum requirements, how applicants are selected,
deadlines and more. Reservations are not required.
Bend Campus: Friday, March 17, 9-10 a.m., Boyle Education Center, Room 155
Redmond Campus: Wednesday, March 8, 9-10 a.m., Building 3, Room 306
ALLIED HEALTH INFO SESSIONS
Come join us to learn more about COCC's Allied Health Programs, including: Dental
Assisting, Massage Therapy, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician and Veterinary
Technician. Review the structure, length and cost of the programs. Topics will address
entrance requirements, the cohort model, prerequisite coursework, immunizations, CPR/first
aid certifications, criminal history check, drug testing, job shadowing, tuition,
fees, exam and license fees, as well as other program costs. Discover suggestions
on how to research these occupations further to determine if a career in an Allied
Health occupation is a good fit for you. Reservations are not required. Info: 541-383-7286
Bend Campus: Monday, March 13, 4-5 p.m., Health Careers Center, Room 140
Redmond Campus: Monday, March 6, 9-10 a.m., Building 3, Room 306
Stop by for assistance in getting FREE Office 2016 (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access,
Outlook, Skype, OneNote). Also, the Pioneer drop-in computer lab now features a dual
monitor area and Keurig coffee station. Drop-in labs are located on the Bend Campus
in the Barber Library, Pioneer Hall, Boyle Education Center, and on the Redmond Campus
in the Redmond Technology Education Center. Additionally, the Madras and Prineville
campuses have computer labs that are scheduled for classes and drop-in use. Check
the lab hours for details.
"THE SPACE BETWEEN US: IMMIGRANTS, REFUGEES AND OREGON"
In this conversation, Manuel Padilla will ask participants to consider questions of
uprooted-ness, hospitality, identity, perception and integration, and how we might
build more informed, responsive, resilient and vibrant communities. Mr. Padilla has
done peace work in Haiti, Chad, and Washington, DC, working with internally displaced
people, immigrants and refugees. Currently, he facilitates reconciliation workshops
in refugee contexts with the Jesuit Refugee Service.
Wednesday, March 8, 6:30 p.m., Wille Hall, Bend Campus
Contact the office of Diversity and Inclusion for more info.
Join Alexandria Anguiano from Warm Springs for a beaded earring workshop on March
9, 1:45-2:45 p.m. in the Multicultural Center. All are welcome and materials will
Take a study break and join Cascades Adventures for Friday night skiing and boarding
at Hoodoo. Trip leaders meet at Tykeson Hall at OSU-Cascades in Bend, Fridays (3/3
and 3/10), at 2:30 p.m. (returning 10:30 p.m.). Transportation provided on a first-come,
first-serve basis, and is capped at 10 students. Sign up here.
For current information about COCC, please visit the COCC Website.
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