campus services and resources
THE CUYAMACA COLLEGE COUNSELING
is located in the One Stop Student Services Complex.
College is staffed with
professional counselors, trained to provide educational, career,
occupational, and personal counseling. Those responsible for the counseling
function attempt to create a climate and a structure in which each student
has a maximum opportunity for self-fulfillment.
The Counseling Center
staff recognizes that students can develop personal initiative and
responsibility for planning their futures only to the extent that minister
aptitude, interest, and personality tests. They
will assist students in exploring their goals, values, career aspirations,
and lifestyles. A series of personal
development classes are offered to assist with this exploration and to meet
individual interests and needs. Academic
counseling is available to help students achieve their educational goals.
Greg Gomez, and all the counselors,
are here to help make your educational experience a successful one!
ASSESSMENT & TESTING PROGRAM
faculty, staff and administrators of
Cuyamaca College are committed to students' success. A "success
package" has been designed which includes a requirement that new, readmit
and transfer-in students participate in an assessment process.
Counselors review the results of the assessment process with students to
help them select courses and develop an educational plan.
The Assessment and Testing Office provides
individual and group testing in English and Mathematics.
The College offers academic tutoring at no cost to enrolled
Both day and evening tutoring is available
in a variety of subjects at several locations on campus.
Center - Individual
and group tutoring is available in the
Center located on the first
floor of the Library (LRC), room C-222. Any
questions regarding tutoring can be answered by calling the Tutoring Center
Writing and ESL Center - Located in B-167, the
Writing Center provides advice for students' individual academic writing needs
Science Technology Engineering & Math Center – Located in the “H” (H-101) building, the
Math Lab is dedicated assisting all
students who are enrolled in math, science and engineering classes.
Services available to all registered students through the Health & Wellness
Center include first aid and emergency care, vision, hearing and blood
pressure screening, health education and guidance, referral to community
resources and a health literature library.
All students pay a health fee each semester which covers accidents and
injuries occurring on campus or during school-related activities.
All accidents and injuries should be
reported promptly to the Health & Wellness Center.
In addition, a low-cost student accident plan may be purchased by registered
students for 24-hour insurance coverage. Forms
and information are available in the Health & Wellness Center, Room I-134.
REMEMBER: All international students should have this additional
policy or a similar one to meet immigration policy for proof of coverage
while in the United States.
CUYAMACA COLLEGE LIBRARY
Cuyamaca’s library provides a comprehensive range of materials and services
to support the instructional program. In addition to the traditional print
library, services include a microcomputer lab with the latest Macintosh and
IBM compatible equipment, audiovisual recording and playback equipment in
the Listening/Viewing Area, foreign language drill and practice rooms for
individual or small group use, and conference rooms for group study.
To meet extended research needs, books and journal articles not
owned by Cuyamaca or Grossmont may be obtained through various
computer-based information retrieval systems with access to a nationwide
network of libraries.
The basic collection in the library includes 22,000 books and 300 periodical
subscriptions. A variety of
audiovisual materials is available for playback use in the Listening/Viewing Area.
A computerized catalog lists all resources
for both Cuyamaca and Grossmont Colleges, and combined with direct borrowing
privileges at either library and relatively simple interlibrary loan
procedures, Cuyamaca students have ready access to well over 125,000 items
in the two libraries.
The librarian at the reference desk upstairs is there to answer questions
about the collections and help students find information on nearly any
research topic. Group orientations for
classes are available upon request. Usually
scheduled a day or two in advance by an instructor, these orientations can
be general in nature, or designed to meet some specific course objective.
CUYAMACA COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
All required textbooks and school supplies are available for purchase at the
Bookstore currently located in the Student Center. Books can also be purchased online at
Profits from the Bookstore help support the
Campus Activities program.
Full refunds are available during
the first week of class. During the second
week of class, textbooks will be accepted for refund minus a five-percent
restocking charge. Textbooks purchased for a
class deemed a short term class of eight weeks or less may be refunded in
full during the first week of class only.
with any marks or disfigurements will be considered used books and refunded
at the current used book selling price. After the second week of class, a
forty-eight hour refund policy will be in effect. To
obtain a refund for a textbook a student must present, along with the text, a
cash register receipt, a current
identification card and official evidence
that he/she has dropped the course
for which the textbook was purchased. NO
REFUNDS WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT A CASH RECEIPT. Any
class of two weeks duration or less will be handled on an individual basis.
Used books may be sold back at the end of each semester.
Prices quoted will be determined by need, condition of the textbook and
the current market value of the book. Used
books will not be accepted for buyback unless a student presents a current
student identification card or one for the semester immediately preceding.
A wide range of activities is encouraged at
Students will find that college experiences can be enhanced by
active participation in activities which relate to vocational objectives,
satisfy social needs, require physical activity, or provide an opportunity
for involvement in the democratic process.
As student interest is indicated, organized programs will be developed in
intramurals, student publications, cultural and recreational activities.
Students interested in campus government can participate in
student government, International Student Organization (ISO), practicing leadership skills and dealing with issues of
importance to students' well-being.
Official student representatives share responsibility with college staff in
formulating policies by participating on committees.
The East County Performing Arts Center in
El Cajon offers a variety of
cultural performances that may be of interest to the students and staff of
The Activities Program is financed by the Campus Activities fee and by
Bookstore and vending service profits.
CAREER CENTER AND PLACEMENT OFFICE
Career/Placement Center staff will assist students in exploring future
career goals relating to their individual interests, values, skills and
personality characteristics to specific vocational choices.
Information on careers is on file in the Career Center to assist
students in career exploration. Students
have an opportunity to learn to conduct a job search, prepare a resume,
complete an application and learn how to interview for a job.
Career workshops for students are presented on campus in which employer
representatives from local businesses and industry relate current job
information and career search suggestions for future prospective employees.
UNIVERSITY TRANSFER CENTER
Transfer Center at
Cuyamaca College is a resource center that provides students with the most
current information to ensure a smooth transition to four-year universities
and colleges. Students have access to a current catalog collection of
California public universities, articulation agreements, CSU and UC
admissions applications, college handbooks and a video collection of
four-year universities and private colleges. In addition, the Transfer
Center has a computer lab which allows students to access the Internet and
university web pages, and utilize online application pages.
The Counseling Staff provides
individual academic planning and advising, workshops on choosing a major,
transfer programs, information on the TAG (Transfer Admission Guarantee)
UCSD and admission to SDSU. Local representatives
from four-year institutions are also available for appointments to evaluate
student records and facilitate the transfer process.
University Transfer Center Location: Student
Services One-Stop A-221
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday - Closed
athletics for Men's Soccer and also Men's and Women's Cross-country.
Plans for expansion include: Golf, Tennis,
Volleyball, Wrestling, Women's Soccer, Gymnastics, Baseball, and
Softball. In addition, students enrolled at
College are eligible to
compete in intercollegiate athletics at