Student Reference Guide
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Each building (Fallerius, Health Science and Kehoe) has an academic liaison who is available to advise students, to answer questions, determine a major, choose classes for the next term, etc.
Assessment given to incoming students in the Student Success & Transition Services (assesses their reading, writing and math skills)
- The assessment is by appointment and free the first time ($25.00 for retest)
Admissions, Recruitment & Gateway Services
Responsible for helping students access the college in the following areas:
- Provide information requested to prospective students
- Enrollment Advisor available to meet with prospective students
- Recruit prospective students from area schools, businesses & community
- Provide campus tours (by Student Ambassadors and Work Studies or Recruiters)
- Assess students and help with steps to enroll, provides a variety of information/brochures, etc.
Kehoe Center Advisor
Business, Industry, and Technology Division
Health Sciences Advisor
Health Sciences Division
Liberal Arts, Education
Take a class for information only and no grade
- Student still pays full cost of the class; not eligible for financial aid
- Student is not required to take any exams but is expected to participate otherwise
- Must still officially register for the class and request to audit
Provides the following services to provide books and supplies for classes:
- Purchase or rent new or used textbooks or e-books using cash, credit, or financial aid dollars
- Purchase BP or Shell /gas cards using financial aid dollars
- Purchase computers, software, or other academic supplies using cash, credit or financial aid dollars
- Purchase NC State/OSU clothing or non-academic items using cash or credit only
- Visit the bookstore homepage to order books online for pickup at the bookstore/shipped to home for $7.50 or check prices online
Regular Hours: Monday & Tuesday 9am-7pm, Wednesday & Thursday 9am-4pm, Friday 9am-2pm
Extended Hours the first week of the term: Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday 9am-4pm
Bromfield Library and Information Commons (BLIC)
Provides research, study, and project support for students, faculty, and staff
- Computers available for the campus and local community
- Research assistance
- State-of-the-art group study facilities
- Technology help desk
- Available printer ($0.04), color printer ($0.15), digital scanner (free), copier ($0.04), poster printer ($0.009/in2, laminator ($0.25/ft.)
- Available items – SLR digital photography cameras, HD video cameras, tripods and projectors are available on 3 day checkout. Mobile device chargers (2 hour checkout), scientific/graphing calculator (semester checkout), and some textbooks are also available.
- Library instruction support for faculty
- State-of-the-art interactive classroom is available for faculty on semester or short term reservation schedules
Regular Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm
Bus Service - RCT (Richland County Transit)
- Bus service for NC State/OSU-M students to and from main campus and Kehoe in Shelby
- Must have current/valid student ID card with paid fees sticker to ride free
- For more information call RCT at 419-522-4504 or stop by the Welcome Desk in Byron Kee Center for Student Success for a bus schedule
- Administrative Assistant for Business and Administrative Services
- Special Arrangements for Unusual Circumstances
Campus Recreation Center
The CRC offers collegiate and intramural sports along with non-credit classes, and gym facilities for students.
- A student ID is required to use the Campus Recreation Center. (Student ID’s are made at the Cashier’s Office in Byron Kee Center for Student Success)
- Collegiate sports schedule: women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, cheerleading and baseball
- Fall and spring term intramural sports like tennis, cornhole, dodgeball, flag football, basketball, etc. Registration occurs at the beginning of each term. Stop by the CRC for information and to sign up.
- Contains a weight room, aerobic equipment, gym, and locker rooms with showers and towels for students, their families (free), and guests ($2.00 fee)
- Non-credit classes (free or nominal fee) include classes like Yoga and Zumba
- Offers outdoor tennis courts, basketball court, softball diamond, and flag football and soccer fields
Regular Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday 9am-5pm, Shortened hours in the summer
Programs Coordinator, Athletics & Recreation
Career Resource Center
The Career Resource Center in Byron Kee Center for Student Success Room 102 offers career counseling
- Free online career services and job search tools are available to anyone on NC State’s homepage at the Career Toolkit
- Use Focus 2 for career guidance by matching interests to careers
- Use Career Coach to find job trend information (e.g., salary, job growth, etc.) about various careers
- Use College Central Network for online job searches and to create a resume
- Career exploration, job shadowing, resume writing, etc.
- Appointments can be made by the Student Success & Transition Services Office
Pay tuition and other college related fees.
- Make payments or pay for transcripts, graduation petitions, CDC fees, TEAS testing, fingerprinting, Accuplacer (retest fee) and Fallerius locker rentals ($5 per term)
- Student ID cards are printed ($10.00 to re-print a card)
- Pick up paid fees sticker for student ID cards
- Payment drop box available for student convenience
- Lori McKee, Controller
Regular Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Child Development Center
Child care and education for infants, toddlers, and preschool children and supportive services for parents of enrolled children. The CDC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and 5-star rated through Ohio’s Step Up to Quality rating system. The CDC also serves as a teaching laboratory for college students preparing for a career working with young children and their families.
- Works with Richland and surrounding counties to support families eligible for child care subsidy
- Enhanced services provided to infants (6 weeks or older), toddlers (up to 3 years), and pregnant women through federal Early Head Start full-or part-time center-based services and home-based programming options
- Full-and part-time preschool services for children from ages three to kindergarten entry
- Students interested in work study opportunities at the CDC can call 419-755-4899 (Financial Aid)
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
College Credit Plus (CCP)
Through Ohio’s College Credit Plus initiative, college-ready students entering grades 7-12 could earn college credit through North Central State College, by taking courses offered at NCSC, online and potentially at their high school. Note: Former variations of early college opportunities, such as Post-Secondary Enrollment, Dual Credit, and Seniors to Sophomores, are all now College Credit Plus.
Engineering, bioscience, and business programs for high school students.
- Collaborative program between NC State College, Pioneer Career and Technology Center and Ashland County West Holmes Career Center under College Tech Prep. Students have an opportunity to graduate from high school with an associate degree in engineering, bioscience, or business.
College Tech Prep
A hands-on education that blends college prep academics with career-tech classes. Students can earn articulated college credit during their junior and senior years of high school. All current articulation agreements are posted on the college K drive.
North Central State College provides open labs for students in each building. All labs have access to Microsoft Office, the internet, and pay-to-print printer.
Computer Literacy Assessment
- Provided by Student Success & Transition Center
- Computer Literacy Assessment is required of any student before taking certain computer classes
- Includes keyboarding (words per minute) and Windows 10 knowledge, Microsoft Word 2013, email (Outlook) and Internet Explorer
- Given by appointment in Student Success & Transition Services at no cost the first time ($15 for retest)
Crawford Success Center
State-of-the-art outreach center serving Crawford County and the surrounding area. The center serves as a way to work toward a certificate or associate degree, enroll in College Credit Plus, or an entry point for students who need to complete a GED. We offer classes, workforce training, professional development, and seminars on-site. We are dedicated to maximizing student access to North Central State College and providing support and information for the transition to college.
- Offers convenient location for Crawford County residents, surrounding county residents and business community
- Offers courses for credit, professional development, continuing education and workforce training
Disability Services (Office of Disability Services - ODS)
A coordination of support services that assists students who have a disability(s). See Specialized Support Services for more details.
Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Program
see College Credit Plus.
eLearning and Innovation
Supports ALL NC State students and faculty usage of Canvas and Zoom. Also offers technical support and consultation for students and faculty taking/designing classes in any of the three different forms of Distance Learning NC State offers:
- FULLY ONLINE – Sections 92x (ie 920, 921 etc.)
All class activities are online via Canvas with no live meetings (outside of a possible initial orientation)
- Zoom Online Hybrid Classes – Sections 91x (ie 910, 911 etc.)
All class activities are online via Canvas, but with regular required ONLINE live class meeting times, via Zoom.
No campus visits necessary
- On-Campus HYBRID Classes – Sections 90x (ie 900, 901 etc.)
Some class activities are online via Canvas, but there are also regular required ON-CAMPUS live class meetings.
- While offering various degrees of flexibility in the time and place of learning, Distance courses may not be a good fit for all students or faculty. Typically, to be successful in a distance course, students need to be good independent learners with solid time management, reading, writing, and computer skills.
- Courses delivered online appear on the transcript identical to their on-campus counterparts.
Emergency Student Loan Fund
Short-term loan for school-related emergencies. Not for normal college expenses such as tuition and books or living expenses. It is for emergencies relating to attendance at the College and extraordinary college-related expenses.
- Can be used for required school materials such as uniforms which cannot be purchased through the campus bookstore
- Must be eligible for other aid which will repay the loan
Financial Aid Office
Provides help in paying tuition and with book expenses.
- Students can qualify for grants & scholarships (do not have to be repaid), loans (must be repaid), and student employment (must be earned)
- Most aid eligibility is based on the income and assets of the student’s family
- The FAFSA (federal aid application) is required and should be submitted at least two months prior to the student’s start term
- Jim Phinney, Financial Aid Director
- Contact security for minor first aid assistance at 419-755-4218 (main campus)
- Basic first aid kits are available at the Kehoe Center main office or the Welcome Desk at Byron Kee Center for Student Success
- A defibrillator is housed at the Main Campus Security Office and the Campus Recreation Center
Foundation (North Central State College Foundation)
Assist the college in providing lifelong learning opportunities by securing financial and community support.
Grants & Government Relations
Pursue key grants on behalf of the college and in partnership with constituents throughout the United States, as well as maintaining communication with government officials and their staff at the local, county, state and federal level.
Information about student health insurance is available at the Welcome Desk in Byron Kee Center for Student Success. This insurance is not provided by or endorsed by the College.
- Low cost insurance is offered to students with additional coverage for dependents available upon request
- Brochures available at the Welcome desk in Byron Kee Center for Student Success or go to www.AnthemMarketplace.com
- Insurance is provided by Anthem at 1-888-830-3520 Trevor Corley, Independent Producer
The opportunity for students to earn honor’s credit for classes. With the accumulation of 15 honors credits, a student can graduate “with honors”.
- Notification letters are sent during the first week of each term to registered students who have a 3.5 or higher GPA
- Interested students can pick up the Letter of Qualification in the Liberal Arts office, 141 Fallerius
- Students talk with their instructors about appropriate projects
- Faculty member fills out an honors project contract (from the Honors College handbook or from the LA office) that the student signs
- Students attend at least one colloquium event per term
- Students prepare a poster to be displayed at the end of the term at the Honors Poster Exhibition
- Student must pass the course with a “B” or higher to earn honors credit
Students and employers connect with internships on College Central Network and more. Most internships are paid experiences with private companies and non-profits. Students can work with faculty/dean on a case-by-case basis for potential course credit. Career and networking opportunities available throughout the year.
- Contact Internship Coordinator Tracy Bond for an appointment.
- Resume assistance, develop an internship search plan, and more.
IT Service Desk
Provides a single point of contact for NC State College’s information and technology needs including office and classroom computers (PC maintenance, PC moves, & PC software install), Smart classrooms, audio visual set up for events, printers, copiers, email, network, wireless, phone, voicemail, Encore and MyNC Administrative systems (including special reporting for financial and student).
- IT Service request tickets can be placed through My Services
- Wireless access can be obtained by logging in as “Guest”
Make-up Exam Service
See Proctor Exam Service.
Marketing & Creative Services
Working to promote the college through numerous media channels, as well as provide oversight for the NC State website and the college’s presence on social media.
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
My Services for Staff, Faculty and Adjuncts
My Services is a web based interface that enables NC State employees (including adjuncts) to submit and track the status of their NC State service requests online. All service requests for the following areas must be made through My Services:
- Car Requests (fleet car/van services), Data/Research (all data related requests), Distance Learning Requests (via Canvas), Duplicating Center (all copy requests), Facilities (all custodial, equipment moves, key requests, mailroom services, and maintenance requests), and the IT Service Desk (all office/classroom computers, smart classrooms, audio/visual setup, printers & copiers, network, WiFi, email, phone and voicemail, Encore and MyNC modifications requests)
- My Services Location – From the College’s home page, roll over Faculty/Staff and choose My Services from the pop up menu. There will also be a link to My Services on the Facilities, Institutional Research, and Information Technology websites.
Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership
The Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) at North Central State College is tasked with working with small and mid-sized North Central Ohio manufacturers to help them create and retain jobs, increase profits, and save time and money. MEP is a National Institute of Standards and Technology program providing a variety of services, from improvements to green manufacturing.
Part of the Richland County Development Grant (RCDG) Talent Development Committee, the North Central Ohio P-16 Council is a collaboration of regional stakeholders from education, business, economic development, local government, etc. representing Ashland, Crawford, Richland, and southern Huron counties.
North Central State College President
Phi Theta Kappa Honorary Society
An international honor society with membership based on academic achievement. The North Central State chapter is Beta Theta Eta.
- After completing at least 12 credit hours, a student must have a 3.5 GPA to be invited to join. A student must maintain at least a 3.2 GPA
- PTK students wear an honors stole at graduation
- Scholarship dollars available for PTK members who continue their education toward a Bachelor’s degree
Prior Learning Assessment
NC State can evaluate the knowledge and skills that a person has gained outside of the classroom for college credit. Earning college credit through PLA can help save time and money.
A status given to a student whose GPA falls below 2.0.
- Several semesters on probation can result in suspension or dismissal from the college
- Probationary students must register for classes in the Student Success & Transition Services Office
- Student can take no more than twelve credits
- Student may not be eligible for online or video courses
Proctor Exam Service
Make-up exam service is offered by Student Success & Transition Services for students who miss a test and are permitted to make it up.
- Make-up testing services are offered by appointment only and must be completed by 5:00pm. Please call the Student Success & Transition Services Office at 419-755-4764 to make an appointment.
- Students must show a valid ID at the time of arrival in order to take their makeup exam
- Forms available for faculty to send tests to the Student Success & Transition Office can be found on the Testing and Assessment Services homepage.
Assessment and certification testing is located at the Kehoe Center
- Assessment Tests – Variety of testing for employment purposes
- Certification Test – Administer and proctor of various exams through Pearson Vue
* Individuals must schedule and pay for exam online
Coordinator of Corporate programs
Persons who are 60 years of age or older are entitled to register for courses on a space available basis, for no credit, at no charge other than any applicable lab fees. Textbooks may be purchased and are available at the college bookstore.
- Must complete a paper application to the college from the Admissions Office.
- Can register through the Student Records Office after the final fee payment date of the upcoming semester.
For students who have been academically suspended from North Central State College.
- To begin process, student must fill out request form available at Welcome Desk in Byron Kee Center for Student Success or online at the link below.
Senior Administrative Assistant
Academic and Student Services
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Those receiving financial aid must keep at least a 2.0 accumulative GPA and pass at least 67% of their accumulative attempted credit hours to stay aid eligible.
Security (Main Campus Radio - 419-755-4346)
Provides safety for the campuses.
- A security officer patrols the main campus
- Will provide escort service to classes if needed
- Issues tickets for parking and speeding violations and can help with safety issues and concerns
- Defibrillators are located in the Security Office and the Campus Recreation Center
An academic program in Reading, Writing, and Math to assist in preparing for college enrollment, Accuplacer preparation, or continuing general education through individualized, self-paced instruction.
- Any student with a high school diploma or GED in Richland, Ashland, Crawford, Knox, Marion or Morrow counties are eligible
Coordinator of Solutions
Specialized Supportive Services
Specialized Supportive Services provides academic services and accommodations for students with diagnosed disabilities. The documentation provided regarding the Disability must demonstrate a disability covered under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. The ADA defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. The Specialized Supportive Services offers tools to students such as: reading and writing software, (Read&Write) CCTV, braille printing, scanning, interrupting services, audio books, proctoring services and LD testing and counseling referrals.
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Oversees student clubs and organizations on campus for NC State and OSU-M. See also Student Union.
- Offers various activities for students including a Fall Welcome Week
- Campus Activity Board (CAB) offers free food and entertainment on the second Tuesday of each month from 12:30-1:30 in the Student Union
Student Records Office
Provide maintenance and disclosure of student record information per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act requirements.
- Registration – process student enrollment and withdrawal from credit classes (drop/add)
- Enrollment Verification – provide enrollment verification services
- Evaluation of Credit – coordinate the evaluation of transfer/articulation credit
- Review and process graduation petitions
- Process the following: refund requests, loan deferments, petitions for change in residency status, transcript requests
- Maintain student records including address, phone number, name changes
- Retain college records
Student Success and Transition Services
Responsible for the following areas:
- Testing and assessments for new students (ACCUPLACER, Computer Literacy and Dosage Calculation Test)
- Information on other college assessments such as TEASV, Makeup Exams and College Student Inventory
- Advising/Academic Planning/Registration
- for new, returning and continuing students
- for probationary and reinstated students
- Directions program for developmental/remedial students
- New student orientation /registration
- Disability Services/Office of Support Services
- Career Exploration and Job Search Skills
- Personal Counseling
Director of Student Success and Transition Services
Located on the upper level of the Eisenhower Center provides a location for students to go unwind, socialize, homework, play games, attend scheduled activities, etc.
- Provides activities like ping pong, pool, television, computers, etc.
- Computers with internet and Microsoft Office
- Other campus sponsored events
- Also located in the Student Union is the Unity Center – a place for students to feel safe, no matter what their differences are
- See Student Engagement
Any student who has been on academic probation (i.e. under 2.0 GPA) for more than two semesters may be academically suspended
- Decided by the Vice President for Academic Services/Chief Academic Officer
- Student must sit out for at least one semester, then may be eligible to return to the college with certain limitations
Senior Administrative Assistant
Academic and Student Services
TEAS V Assessment
Test of Essential Academic Skills.
- Test taken by students who desire to enter the LPN and RN health fields
- Tutoring and study materials available at the Tutoring Center Room, 119 Fallerius or at the Library
- To register, go to the Cashier’s Office located in 140 Byron Kee Center for Student Success – Cost: $75.00
- Exam pre-requisites: MATH0074 and CHEM1010, effective August 26, 2013
- Three-time test limit per calendar year, effective August 26, 2013
Testing and Assessment Specialist
See College Tech Prep.
Services and information for students planning to complete education at institutions other than North Central State College. This includes programs both on North Central State campus and on other college campuses.
- Transfer wall (area college information) located next to Admissions in Byron Kee Center for Student Success
TRIO Student Support Services
A federally funded program serving first generation, low-income and /or students with disabilities.
- Encourage college degree attainment
- Provide support services such as career and personal advising, tutoring, financial aid assistance, college visitation for transfer and bachelor degree completion, cultural experiences, etc.
North Central State College will provide up to an Associate Degree tuition free (books and fee not included) to every qualifying College Credit Plus or Career Tech student, from a partner secondary school, to continue their education after graduating from high school. See link below for details.
The Tutoring Center offers free tutoring for a variety of classes and tests.
- Instructor and peer tutoring for a variety of classes during regular hours
- Special tutoring hours by appointment and online
- Computers available for class work
- Help with study strategies and test anxiety
- TEASV and Accuplacer test prep
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm, Friday 10am-4pm
Coordinator of Tutoring and Transition Services
Workforce Development/Corporate Training
Corporate and industry training including (but not limited to) Soft Skills instruction (leadership, team building, supervisory training), technology (computer, graphic design, website updating) and technical training (anything from welding to technical math).
- Customized programs developed to fit companies’ needs – can train at company or school’s location
- Apprenticeship Programs
Coordinator of Corporate Programs