RCTC Student Beehive – March 21, 2018

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Check out the following links for important RCTC information:

Students:  Come Meet RCTC’s New President
Complete a Media Survey and You’ll be Entered to Win 1 of 2 $50 Gift Cards
Ipads For Student Use
Summer 2018 Registration Available
RCTC Has Great Educational Support Resources
Summer Graduation Application



STUDENTS: COME MEET RCTC’s NEW PRESIDENT
RCTC will be hosting a reception for our new president on Thursday, March 22 at 3:00pm in the Atrium.  Please plan to join us in welcoming our new president!  We will hear about him and from him and will have a chance to visit informally with him at this reception.  Hope to see you tomorrow!

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COMPLETE A MEDIA SURVEY AND YOU’LL BE ENTERED TO WIN 1 OF 2 $50 GIFT CARDS
RCTC College Relations wants to know how you use media.  Complete this SURVEY and you will be entered to win one of two $50 gift cards to the RCTC Bookstore.

Surveys must be submitted using your RCTC email address by Sunday at 5pm.



IPADS FOR STUDENT USE
The Technology Support Center (TSC) has 3rd generation iPads for RCTC students to check out and use throughout the campus on a daily basis.  The iPad must be returned to the TSC before the end of the scheduled business day.

The TSC also has other digital equipment checkout items and provides traditional media supplies.  A complete listing of TSC checkout items, supplies and services can be found on the website.

Semester Hours:

  • 7:30am to 9:00pm – Monday-Thursday
  • 7:30am to 4:30pm – Friday
  • 7:30am to 4:30pm – Saturday

Semester Break: Hours may vary

 Summer Hours:

  • 7:30am – 8:00pm – Monday-Thursday
  • 7:30am – 4:30pm – Friday
  • 7:30am – 4:30pm – Saturday

The TSC is located in Goddard Library GL100 and can be contacted at (507) 536-5555 or tech.help@rctc.edu.

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SUMMER 2018 REGISTRATION AVAILABLE
The Summer registration window is open to all current and returning degree-seeking students. You are able to register in the eServices site today!  Non-degree seeking students can register on April 2, 2018.  All students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor or counselor prior to registering for any term
Web registration Tuesday, February 6, 2018:  All current and returning degree-seeking students Monday, April 2, 2018:  All non-degree seeking, visiting and new summer session student

Counter Registration – OPENS Thursday, March 29, 2018 for all admitted degree-seeking current and returning students

The Admissions and Records Office registration hours are 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00am – 4:30pm Friday.

Email the Admissions Office or call us at (507) 285-7268 or (800) 247-1296 ext. 7268

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RCTC HAS GREAT EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT RESOURCES

Settling into a routine for success is important!

Every student – from time to time – needs some assistance with academics.  Whether you’re looking for some help in a math course or you need advice about what courses to take to get your degree, RCTC provides services that assist students in achieving their educational, career, and personal goals through a variety of services and programs!

Academic Advising and College Counseling Every student has an academic advisor or counselor, who is here to support students in their educational growth and guide them through program requirements.  Your assigned counselor or advisor appears on your schedule and on your Degree Audit Report (DARS).  Students should work closely with their academic advisor or counselor so that educational goals are met. It is very important to meet with your academic advisor or counselor each semester to ensure that you receive ongoing advice regarding satisfactory academic and career progress.  Students who have concerns that cannot be addressed by their assigned advisor are always welcome to meet with a counselor.

It is very important to meet with your advisor or counselor each semester.  Bring your DARS report when meeting with your advisor or counselor

Online Appointment Scheduling Current students can schedule an appointment online to meet with their assigned advisor or counselor. Go to https://Advisortrac.rctc.edu. Students enter their star ID and password.

New students contact the Welcome Center at (507) 285-7557 to schedule an orientation session

Additional Services (Available through online appointment scheduling)

Job Postings
Area employers job postings can be found at https://www.facebook.com/rochesterwdi/

Locations
Advising and Counseling Department has two locations:

Heintz Center:  H1434, (Career and Technical Advisors)
Main Campus:  SS133, (Advisors/Counselors, Veterans/International student services), Welcome Center:  (Paula Carlsen, Path to Purple)

Questions
Please contact us at 507-285-7260.

Career Development
RCTC has many ways to help you explore careers, navigate your courses, find a job, and then land that job. RCTC Counselors can help you think through what you want to do, who you want to be, and then how to align your academic path accordingly. Please make an appointment with a counselor, or stop in to browse or take advantage of a walk-in visit with a counselor or transfer specialist.  Additional information and resources are also available on our website at: http://www.rctc.edu/counseling_career_center/html/career_center.html .

When are you are ready to find a job and prepare, the WorkForce Center, located in the Heintz Center, provides career services for students, along with a variety of employment and training programs. Services include:

    • Resume assistance

Interview preparation

Skill and interest assessment
On-the-job training opportunities

Placement information, including regular hiring events, job fairs and daily job boards. Follow us at www.facebook.com/rochesterwdi and twitter.com/RochesterWDI

Resource Area with computers and staff to assist with resumes and online job search

Clothing Closet with FREE interview and work clothing

Contact Bruce Thompson at 507-292-5174 or 800-543-5627 or online at www.workforcedevelopmentinc.org to take advantage of these services.

Computer Lab Services Instructional computer labs are available to RCTC students using PC and Macintosh computers. In addition, computers are available for student use in the Library Technology Center (LTC) at the main campus and Student Support Services Program at Heintz Center.  All students pay a per credit technology fee which entitles access to work in any of the RCTC Computer Labs or the LTC.  Without a valid student ID, a fee per day will be assessed to use RCTC computer facilities.  You may be asked to display your student ID when using computers. If while using a computer lab you find something not working, notify the lab assistant or the Technology Support Center at (507) 536-5555 or via email at tech.help@rctc.edu.

Disability Support Services Location: Main Campus SS176 DSS offers support for disabled students. Services include pre-admission interviews, assistance with application and registration procedures; career and academic advising; auxiliary aids and adaptive equipment; special testing arrangements; advocacy; accessibility information; and referrals to community agencies.  It is the responsibility of the individual disabled student to let his/her needs be known to the Disabilities Office.  The college will provide reasonable accommodation within the provisions set down in section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990(ADA).  If a student has or believes he/she has a disability and may benefit from services provided by Disability Support Services office, please contact the disability services office director, Travis Kromminga via email  travis.kromminga@rctc.edu or call  507-280-2968.  Visit the website for additional information at:  Disability Support Services

Multicultural Student Services Location: Main Campus, SS135 Provides career information, academic support, and academic advising to assist minority students in achieving their educational goals. For further information, call (507) 280-3120 or visit the website at: Multicultural Student Services

Goddard Library Location: Main Campus, GL building Goddard Library acquires and maintains a balanced and up to date collection of print and electronic resources. Many library resources are available online with access from the student’s home or workplace.  Also located within the library are wireless laptop networks, a 100-station open computer lab, individual and group study spaces, and librarians to assist with your research.  Library staff and facilities are available from 7:30am-9:00pm Monday-Thursday, 7:30am-4:30pm Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm Saturday, and 1:00pm-5:00pm Sunday.  Holiday, semester break, and summer hours vary.  Additional information can be found at www.roch.edu/library/.

International Student Services International Student Services includes information on visa and immigration regulations, assistance in the enrollment process, orientation to RCTC and the Rochester community, and academic advising. A resident tuition scholarship is available for those students willing to share their home culture with RCTC and the Rochester community.  Learn more at the International Student Services website at:  International Student Admission

Student Support Services/TRiO (SSS) Location: Main campus, SS159 Student Support Services provides academic advising, transfer planning, career information, workshops, cultural activities, and one-to-one peer tutoring to eligible students.  To be eligible for services, students must meet one of the following criteria: first-generation college student, low-income status or documented disability.  Contact (507) 285-7230.

Tutoring Services

  • Learning Center: We offer a joint RCTC-WSU Academic Success Center where students can go for tutoring. It provides assistance in both beginning courses such as developmental writing and advanced courses such as advanced calculus. Students who make regular use of the LC earn significantly better grades than those who do not. The Learning Center can be contacted at (507) 285-7182.  Visit the website at:  Learning Center
  • Tutoring Services: Drop-in peer tutoring is available to all students in a variety of subjects. Drop-in tutoring is located on the main campus and Heintz Center. Check out the drop-in hours at Tutoring.  Contact the tutor coordinator at (507) 280-5534.

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SUMMER GRADUATION APPLICATION
The summer graduation application is 03/26/2018.  Please encourage students to register for summer courses and submit the application ASAP to ensure we have enough time to review and process the application appropriately.

Students MUST apply for graduation to have any degree, diploma, or certificate added to their academic record.

Information regarding how to apply can be found at: https://www.rctc.edu/graduation/graduation-application/

Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

Melanie Callister
Assistant Registrar
Rochester Community and Technical College
Admissions and Records
851 30th Ave. SE, Rochester, MN  55904
(o) 507-280-2926 | (f) 507-280-3529
melanie.callister@rctc.edu | www.rctc.edu

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