2013-14 EOSC Viewbook
Eastern Oklahoma State College is a public community college, offering associate degree and certification programs at four locations in southeast Oklahoma - Wilburton, McAlester, Idabel and Antlers.
viewbook The Power of 20 13 20 14 eastern Welcome to Eastern What exactly is the Power of Eastern? It’s about realizing a dream and preparing for a solid future. It’s a high-quality education at an affordable price. It’s about committed faculty and supportive staff who challenge and inspire you. It’s lasting friendships and Mountaineer pride. Eastern Oklahoma State College is comfortable and welcoming, a place where your professors will know you by name and commit themselves to your success. With more than 50 degree options and certificate programs available, you’ll find the right academic program for you. But, college is about more than just hitting the books. There’s plenty to do at Eastern outside of the classroom. Whether you join a student organization, perform in the band or theater productions, play intramural sports or cheer on the Mountaineers, there’s something for everyone at Eastern. Contents Convenience. ..................... 2 Eastern offers four locations to help you find the right fit for your education. Strong Academics............. 4 With more than 50 program options, Eastern has what you need to achieve your goals. Lasting Friendships........... 6 Eastern isn’t all about academics– we’ve got a wide range of campus activities and organizations. Mountaineer Pride............. 7 Show your blue and gold school spirit by catching a competitive Mountaineer game. Community........................ 8 Make Eastern home in one of our four residential facilities. Success........................... 10 It’s time to learn what you’re made of and decide where you’re going. The opportunities are endless. It’s time to discover the Power of Eastern. Check out the variety of great resources Eastern offers to help you succeed. Affordability...................... 12 With a variety of financial aid opportunities, Eastern offers a great education at a great price. The Power of Average Class Size: 22 Students: 1,887 Female: 67% Student to Faculty Ratio: 21/1 blue and gold Minority: 33% Locations: 4 Student Organizations: 25+ Program Options: 50+ A Solid Future. ................. 14 Ready to become a Mountaineer? Find out how to visit campus and start your application. 1 The Power of convenience Robbers Cave State Park offers students the chance to hike, swim, rappel, fish, camp, canoe, ride paddle boats and play miniature golf. EOSC offers associate degree and certification programs at four locations in southeast Oklahoma to meet the needs of a diverse community of students. Whether you’re a high school student wanting to get started early, a recent high school graduate, or a first-time or returning adult student, you’ll find your place at Eastern. McAlester Campus Many of the classes offered at Eastern’s McAlester campus are in the evening or on weekends so students can balance family, work and school. The campus, which is conveniently located off of U.S. Hwy 69, offers lower-division, upperdivision and graduate-level courses from Eastern, East Central University and Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The partnership allows students to begin their collegiate experience with Eastern and complete a bachelor’s or master’s degree in McAlester. Wilburton Campus Eastern’s main campus in Wilburton is located in the heart of the beautiful valley between the San Bois and Winding Stair Mountain Ranges. It is a traditional college campus with student housing, athletic facilities, an indoor pool, a full-service library and multiple classroom and student services buildings. Located just five miles from campus, 2 Wilburton Campus Idabel Teaching Site Eastern offers classes at Southeastern Oklahoma State Universityâ€™s McCurtain County Campus in Idabel. Together, the institutions offer associate and bachelorâ€™s degree programs to students throughout southeast Oklahoma, southwest Arkansas and northeast Texas. Eastern students can complete 12 degree programs in Idabel (see degree list on page 5). Antlers Teaching Site Eastern offers a variety of day, evening and distance learning classes at the Kiamichi Technology Center in Antlers. The first year of general education courses can be completed, including developmental classes. McAlester Campus 3 3 50+ program options The Power of strong academics Whether you’re a future educator, nurse, business professional, musician, journalist, veterinarian or scientist, your success is our priority. No matter what major you choose, you’ll develop the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to confidently enter the workforce or pursue a bachelor’s degree. Through a curriculum of enriched studies, Eastern’s Honors Program helps students enhance their academic talents and leadership skills. The scholarship program emphasizes scholarship, leadership and community service through a variety of courses, special projects and participation in activities and events. 4 Agriculture Agriculture (AS) Agricultural Communications Agricultural Economics Agricultural Education Agronomy Animal Science Food Science Pre-Veterinary Environmental/Natural Resources Ecosystem/Range Management Wildlife Ecology Behavioral & Social Science Transfer COP Child Development (AA, AAS & Certificate)* Criminal Justice (AS)* History and Political Science (AA) Psychology and Sociology (AA)* Language, Humanities & Education Pre-Elementary Education (AA) English (AA) Mass Communication (AA) Speech-Drama (AA) Enterprise Development (AA)* General Studies (AA)* Health, Physical Education and Recreation (AS) Athletic Training Forestry (AS) Business Forestry Technology (AAS) Horticulture (AS) Meat Processing and Food Safety (AAS & Certificate) Administrative Office Technology (AAS & Certificate)* Executive Assistant Health Information Technology Medical Office Assistant Legal Assistant Music (AA) Science & Math Physical Science (AS) Chemistry Physics General Physical Science Technical Studies Technical Studies (AAS) Technology Centers Naval Technology Ammunition Management and Safety Business Administration (AS)* Business Services (AAS)* Accounting Assistant General Business Services Business Math Mathematics (AS) Life Science (AS) Computer Information Systems (AS) Nursing Nursing (AAS)* Basic Licensure Program LPN/EMTP - RN Transition Program Computer Technology (AAS) Enterprise Development (AS)* Business Administration General Life Science Biology Communication Sciences & Disorders Pre-Nursing (BSN) Pre-Nutritional Sciences Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical & Occupational Therapy Pre-Radiologic Technology Pre-Veterinary Medicine * Degree Options available at the Idabel Teaching Site Medical Laboratory Technology (AAS)* After Eastern Other colleges and universities recognize the highquality education you will receive from Eastern. Your associate of arts or science degree will satisfy all general education requirements for a public, fouryear college or university in Oklahoma. If you transfer before completing your associate degree, you will receive general education credit for courses that match those at the college or university you wish to attend. Whatever your future plans, youâ€™ll leave Eastern with a strong educational foundation, prepared for further studies, a bachelorâ€™s degree program or a career in your chosen field. 5 We know that college is about more than classrooms and textbooks. One of the great things about Eastern is that there are many opportunities for you to get involved and meet new people. Eastern has a diverse group of students, so it’s easy to find your place and make friendships that last a lifetime. Campus Life You’ll always have something to do at Eastern. The college hosts a variety of events throughout the year, such as the annual Mud Bowl, Homecoming week activities and community Halloween Carnival. Students also enjoy street dances, carnivals, concerts, comedians, movie nights, karaoke contests, cookouts and much more. Special speakers and leadership workshops are also presented throughout the year. Student Organizations At Eastern, there’s something for everyone. If you’re passionate about a cause or academic area, then you’ll find a student organization for you. And if not, we’ll help you create one. Eastern’s student organizations range in focus from academics to government and community service to athletics. You can also get involved in Eastern’s band or show choir or The Power of work on the student-produced newspaper and yearbook. lasting friendships Find your place 6 The Power of mountaineer pride Catch the action of every dunk, three-pointer, homerun or strikeout. The Mountaineers and Lady Mountaineers compete in the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference and the NJCAA in four sports – women’s basketball, men’s basketball, baseball and softball. Eastern hopes to add men’s and women’s soccer to the college’s athletic programs in the next few years. The 2013 men’s basketball team won the Region II Championship and earned a trip to the NCJAA national tournament for the second year in a row. The women’s team also had a strong season and second-year head coach Amber Taylor earned Region II Co-Coach of the Year honors. The softball and baseball teams continue to be competitive each year. Grab your blue and gold gear, show your Eastern pride and get ready to cheer on the Mountaineers and Lady Mountaineers! Eastern’s student-athletes aren’t the only ones who want to stay fit and healthy. Students can play intramural sports, swim in the indoor pool and exercise in the fitness center on campus. 7 The Power of Your home away from home is more than just a place to eat and sleep. At Eastern, there’s a strong feeling of community. And living on campus gives you the greatest community Miller Hall Johnston Hall opportunities to meet new people, join in activities and get easy access to classes, study labs and the library. Housing Options There are several student housing options in Wilburton, including two residence halls, married student housing and newly-constructed student apartments. Miller Hall and Johnston Hall are traditional, multi-floor residence halls with phone and cable hookups and free Wi-Fi access. Each hall has a game room with pool tables, comfortable seating, large-screen televisions, and a video game system (either Xbox 360 or Wii). The semester housing cost for Miller Hall is $800 for Adult Student Housing double occupancy. Johnston Hall is $950 for double occupancy (single occupancy rooms may be offered upon availability for an additional $350 per semester). The adult student housing includes recently remodeled one- and two-bedroom apartments with full-size kitchens and living rooms. One-bedroom units are $2,200 and two bedroom units range from $2,350 to $2,450 per semester. Regents Court, Eastern’s newly constructed two-story apartment buildings, feature four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a common living area and kitchenette in each unit. The units are $1,965 per semester. Meal Plans Enjoy a great meal with friends at the Cafeteria or Cyber Café. The Caf serves a broad selection of meals that appeal to every taste, while the Cyber Café offers made-to-order items such as hot and cold sandwiches, burgers, steak melts, quesadillas and personal pizzas. An affordable 15 meal-per-week plan is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner for $1,560 per semester. Residents of Regents Regents Court Apartments Court Apartments can purchase a 10 meal-per-week plan for $1,030 per semester. 8 9 The Power of success 10 Student Support Services Need a helping hand? Eastern’s Student Support Services offers a variety of programs and services to assist you academically and personally. Academic and career counseling, tutoring and group study halls, financial aid assistance and literacy workshops, cultural events and transfer trips to tour four-year colleges and universities are available. Library In many ways, Eastern’s Library is the information hub on campus. The Library’s collection includes more than 38,000 books in the stacks, more than 200 magazine and newspaper subscriptions and thousands of additional resources available through electronic databases. You’ll find everything you need to complete your research, write your papers or prepare your presentations. Academic Advising Whether you know exactly what you want to do or are still unsure, Eastern’s academic counselors can help you create a class schedule and degree plan that fits your needs and career interests. Counselors can also provide personal inventory tests to assess your skills, interests and values for possible career options. Campus Labs Computer labs are available on campus for students who do not have their own personal computer. The computer lab in the Library is open to all students and features several workstations and printers. Also, there are many academic programs, such as nursing and mass communications, that have their own computer labs for student use. Testing Center Eastern’s Testing Center provides professional testing services to prospective students, including COMPASS placement testing, national ACT and residual ACT (for Eastern admission only) tests and CLEP tests. To learn more about these tests, including schedules, contact the Testing Center at 918-465-1768. Faculty Eastern’s professors are passionate about what they teach, as well as who they teach. They want to see you reach your goals as much as you do. Plus, there’s no getting lost in the crowds. Eastern’s class sizes are small, averaging about 22 students per class. That means you’ll get individual attention in a supportive environment. 11 The Power of affordability A college degree is an investment in your future. And together, weâ€™ll make it happen. Eastern is committed to offering you an affordable educational experience and providing financial assistance to qualified students with a combination of low tuition, scholarships, financial aid, grants, loans and student employment. Tuition & Fees Tuition and fees are significantly less at Eastern than most other four-year colleges and universities. Youâ€™ll save thousands of dollars by starting at Eastern and completing an associate degree or your general education requirements and then transferring to a fouryear college or university. Or there are many rewarding jobs and careers that can be attained with an associate degree. Financial Aid There are many different types of financial aid available. Grants are need-based aid from the federal government and do not require repayment as long as you complete the semester. Loans, either federal or private, must be repaid. Federal work study enables qualified students to work around their class schedule and earn funds that are used toward their education. estimated college costs for one year Tuition & Fees Room & Board $4,720 $4,710 $7,145 Books & Supplies $1,264 $1,155 $1,140 Total Costs $9,344 $11,163 $16,588 Eastern Regional College (ECU, NSU, etc.) $3,360 $5,298 $8,303 Research University (OU, OSU) 12 Data based on 30 hours during the 2012-2013 academic year. Provided by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Room and board estimates are based on a student living in a traditional residence hall with a roommate and a 15 meal-per-week plan. Eastern Scholarships Scholarship funds are provided by Eastern or an outside contributor based on specific criteria. These funds do not have to be repaid. There are hundreds of scholarships available. Fill out the enclosed scholarship application early and submit it by February 21 for consideration. There are three main scholarships available to students who have achieved academic excellence in high school or at Eastern. The Regents Academic Scholars, Presidential Leadership and Eastern Opportunity Scholarships provide full or partial tuition and housing waivers. Eastern’s Departmental Scholarships focus on different academic divisions, athletics and specific interests. Generous private donors, businesses and organizations are also supporting almost 100 Foundation Scholarships at Eastern. Many of the scholarships have been established in honor or memory of individuals. Others have been established for athletes, specific academic or career disciplines or students from specific high schools or counties in the area. Filling out the FAFSA The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available at www.fafsa.gov. You will need your family’s tax information to complete the application. Eastern’s financial aid code is 003155. Applications are available January 1 for the upcoming year and should be submitted, along with the enclosed scholarship application, by February 21. 13 Ready to become a Mountaineer? When you become a Mountaineer, you become part of the extended Eastern family with friends and connections that will last a lifetime. To get started, fill out and return the enclosed admission and scholarship applications. If you plan to live on campus in Wilburton, complete for federal grants and student loans. Then, visit with an academic advisor to create a class schedule that works for you. and return the student housing application. Youâ€™ll also want to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov to qualify Watch www.eosc.edu for information on New Student Orientation in August. Welcome to Eastern! The Power of eosc Wilburton 918-465-1767 visit a solid future Idabel 580-286-9431 Antlers 580-271-0471 Visiting Campus The best way to learn more about Eastern and see if itâ€™s right for you is to visit. Take a campus tour, visit with professors, talk to students, meet with an academic advisor and financial aid representative, ask questions and explore your options. Bring your parents, family or friends with you to visit any of four locations. To schedule your visit, register online at www.eosc.edu/visit or call 918-465-1767. McAlester 918-302-3607 eosc .edu