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New Student Orientation Guide

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Individual Instructor Program Advisor Admissions & Records Staff Bookstore Staff Student Employment Officer Cashier ‘s Dept. of Student Life Staff Student Activities Supervisor ALA Staff Department Chair ALA Individual Department Staff Student Activities Staff Admissions & Records Staff Tech OneCard Office Nurse Student Accounting Student Activities Career Services Dept. of Student Life Staff Financial Aid Staff Marketing & Communications Cashier’s Dept. of Student Life Staff Printing Production Staff Cashier’s Program Advisor Student Success Center Retention Programs Center for Assessment Police Chief Admissions & Records Staff Student Success Center Veterans Certification Officer Campus Help Desk Program Advisor

Faculty Offices Individual Department SSC SSC Financial Aid Office-SSC SSC SSC SRC Fentress Center Individual Department Fentress Center Individual Department SRC SSC SSC SSC SSC SRC SSC SSC SSC Patterson Hall SSC SSC PGCC SSC Individual Department RDC 123 SSC SSC Police Department SSC RDC 123 Records, SSC JBC 133 Individual Department

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In case of inclement weather: Check TSTC’s website www.waco.tstc.edu and www. facebook.com/tstcwaco. Also check these local TV stations: KCEN Channel 9, KWTX Channel 10 and KXXV Channel 25.

If the phone lines are down, you can still contact the Police Dept. at (254) 799-5742 ALA—Access & Learning Accommodations RDC— Dr. Roy Dugger Center JBC—John B. Connally Technology Center (formerly ASP/Aerospace) PGCC—Provence Graphic Communications Center SRC—Student Recreation Center SSC—Student Services Center

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

WELCOME We are excited to have you with us at TSTC Waco. You will find there is a lot to learn about the school. Inside this guide you can find everything from the way classes work to where to find lunch. Think of it as a personal college road map. TSTC Waco is one of the largest residential two-year technical colleges in the nation, so things may seem overwhelming. We want to help you find your place here, succeed in your goals and find the technology that best fits you. Welcome to New Student Orientation.

TSTC T STC HISTORY HISTORY & FACTS FACTS PG. 4-5 PG. 4- 5

GETTING GETTING INVOLVED INVOLVED PG. PG. 112 2

SERVICES & ACTIVITIES ACTIVITIES SERVICES PG. 13-17 13-17 PG.

MONEY M ATTERS MONEY MATTERS PG. 9-10 9-10 PG.

ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT PG. PG. 118 8

CONTENTS Letter from the President Pg. 2 Meet the Administration Pg. 3 TSTC History & Facts Pg. 4-5 Finding Your Way Pg. 6 The Academic Process Pg. 7-8 Money Matters Pg. 9-10 Need to Know Pg. 11 Getting Involved Pg. 12 Services & Activities Pg. 13-17 Entertainment & Coupons Pg. 18-19 TSTC Crossword Puzzle Pg. 20

Questions? Ask an Ambassador! CLASS SCHEDULES All class schedules are available on the TSTC website at www. waco.tstc.edu/classes

MOODLE/MYCOURSES Access online resources for classes on Moodle at: https://mycourses.tstc.edu

ADD US Find us on Facebook, and Twitter to keep up with the latest campus news.

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FROM THE PRESIDENT VISIONS & VALUES It is my pleasure to introduce you to Texas State Technical College Waco. For more than 45 years, TSTC has provided topquality technical education for Texas. The college is nationally recognized for both the number and quality of our technology graduates. With more than 40,000 TSTC graduates employed throughout the state and nation, our tradition of excellence is strong. TSTC offers 100 technical associate degree and certificate programs. Students enroll in courses that offer extensive hands-on experience with industrystandard equipment. In technical courses, students spend approximately 60 percent of their education in laboratories. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, you can look forward to outstanding career opportunities. TSTC offers career training for the future by providing solid basics and advanced technology applications and processes. Our faculty members are experts in their fields, bringing real-world industry experience into the classroom and labs. In addition to our faculty, our strong partnerships with businesses and industries put TSTC graduates at the top of employers’ hiring lists. We have more than 900 industry leaders who serve on advisory committees to keep our programs on the cutting edge. These industry partners help design our curriculum and match our instruction to industry needs, so our graduates are work-ready. With the technical training and skills you learn at TSTC, you will join the largest and fastest growing employment group in the 21st century. But first, you must make a commitment to your future, and I’m glad you are pursuing a technical education at Texas State Technical College Waco. Sincerely,

Dr. Elton E. Stuckly Jr. President

Texas State Technical College Waco strives to be a leader in strengthening the competitiveness of Texas business and industry by building the state’s capacity to develop the highest quality workforce. Excellence

Achieving the highest quality in all we do.

Leadership

Developing visions and strategies for a desired future; aligning and energizing people to achieve those visions.

Innovation

Creating and implementing new ideas and methods.

Collaboration

Working cooperatively with other organizations and within our own system.

Responsiveness Providing appropriate programs and services in a proactive, flexible, and timely manner. Accountability Measuring our performance and using the results for improvement. Stewardship

Ensuring our programs and services add value to our students and communities throughout the state and operate in accordance with the public trust for which we are responsible.

About President Stuckly Texas State Technical College Waco President Dr. Elton E. Stuckly Jr. is a Central Texas native and a 1975 graduate of the Electrical Power Technology program at TSTC. Dr. Stuckly worked as a Senior Electrical Designer for five years and as an Electrical and Electronics Power Technician for more than seven years before returning to his alma mater. At TSTC, he has served as an instructor, department chair, vice president for Student Learning and is currently serving as president. Dr. Stuckly has a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Science in Technology from the University of Texas at Tyler and a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Under his leadership, Texas State Technical College Waco has increased enrollment and broadened program offerings to meet the economic needs of Texas.

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MEET THE ADMINISTRATION At Texas State Technical College, we’re in the business of education. Vice Presidents and student support staff directors at Texas State Technical College serve as the administrative arm of the college. Though administrators don’t have day-to-day contact with students, they provide leadership for developing new programs, outlining policies and systems, enlisting corporate and community support, ensuring accreditation standards and promoting legislative ties that keep the college running smoothly.

Paul Woodfin,

Becky Musil,

Vice President for Student Learning

Vice President for Financial Services

Provost

Marcus Balch,

Sarah Patterson,

Mary Daniel,

Associate Vice President Student Development

Director of Admissions & Records

James Fickens,

Associate Vice President Enrollment Services

Rob Wolaver, Executive Vice President

Ron Sanders,

Dean of Students

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TSTC HISTORICAL TIMELINE 1945-1948

1942

Texas State Technical College’s 2,200-acre campus started out as the Waco Army Air Field, established by the U.S. Government for pilot training.

In 1945, the base was deactivated and placed on stand-by. In 1948, the base was again activated and named Waco Air Base.

1951 The facility’s name changed to James Connally Air Force Base in memory of the late Col. James Thomas Connally, USAF. Connally, a McGregor native and Texas A&M graduate, was killed in action in May 1945 in the Pacific.

1964

In December, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara announced that James Connally Air Force Base of Waco would be phased out by July 1966. Harry Provence, Harlon Fentress and J.H. Kultgen suggest turning the deactivated base into a technical college.

1965

The Texas Legislature authorized the establishment of the James Connally Technical Institute of Texas A&M University at the James Connally Air Force Base by enactment of Senate Bill 487 in April 1965.

1968-1969 The James Connally Technical Institute was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

1967 The first commencement was Aug. 10, 1967. Twenty-eight students graduated from Heavy Construction Equipment Mechanics, the first one-year course offered at the school. The state of Texas purchased the James Connally Air Force Base from the federal government.

1970

The 61st Legislature separated the James Connally Technical Institute from Texas A&M and renamed the college Texas State Technical Institute, with the Waco location to be the first campus of a system of technical colleges.

1976-1983

The Kultgen Automotive Center was opened on Oct. 13, 1970.

1991

The Harlon M. Fentress Center was dedicated in 1977.

Texas State Technical Institute was changed to Texas State Technical College in September 1991.

The Electronics Center was added to the Waco campus in 1981.

The East Texas Center in Marshall was added as an extension to the Waco campus.

The Provence Graphic Communications Center was completed in November 1981. Both the Electrical Trades Center/Library and the Technical Studies Center were dedicated Aug. 3, 1983. Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Student Services Center also were held in 1983.

1994-Present Latest buildings: Murray Watson Jr. Student Recreation Center, September 1994 John B. Connally Technology Center, March 1999 Golf Course & Landscape Management, January 2011 Greta W. Watson Culinary Arts Center, January 2012 Col. James T. Connally Aerospace Center, May 2012

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TSTC FACTS Our Airport The TSTC airport is the largest airport in the nation owned and operated by a two-year public college. Its runways can accommodate the largest of planes, like the military aircraft, the C-5. The airport is mainly used for educational pilot training. Through a joint program with Baylor University, TSTC students can earn a bachelor’s degree in aviation science that utilizes Baylor’s strong aerospace science and academics and TSTC’s top-quality flight program.

Our Students By Age Group Our Instruction TSTC’s educational philosophy is total immersion. Similar to learning a foreign language, the total immersion concept makes information easier to learn and retain. Students who may have been unsuccessful in traditional learning environments (teacher/lecture) succeed with TSTC’s handson interaction and applied learning delivery.

Age 35 to 44 6.22%

Age 45 & older 4.56% Younger than 18 11.37%

Age 25 to 34 19.04%

Age 18 to 24 58.80%

Students generally spend approximately 60 percent of their time in laboratories with industry-standard equipment. Full-time students spend 25-35 hours per week in classes and laboratories learning theories and concepts and immediately applying them.

The average age for TSTC Waco students is 23. The classes at TSTC are kept current with the latest industry-standard curriculum developed through the advice of technology advisory committees comprised of industry leaders from across the state. Currently, TSTC has more than 900 active industry advisors who meet regularly with technologies to keep them abreast of industry demands. TSTC is constantly adapting its curriculum to satisfy the rapidly-changing landscape of technology.

Our Equipment Due to the high cost of capital equipment, TSTC relies on industry donations for much of its equipment. Companies view donations as an investment to ensure TSTC graduates will have exposure to industry-standard equipment.

By Gender Male 73.63% Female 26.37%

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FINDING YOUR WAY Campus Phone Calls All numbers are the “867” exchange unless otherwise noted. If you are on campus, including Village Oaks Apartments, you may dial the extension number only. If you are in Brazos Community, Red River Apartments or are off campus, dial the entire phone number:

(254) 867-EXT For campus emergencies after 5 p.m. or during weekends, dial “0.”

City Bus Service An alternate mode of transportation is the Waco Transit bus service to and from the campus. For a complete schedule of times and fares, pick up a Waco Transit System map in the Welcome Center. Monthly bus passes can be purchased at the Cashier’s window in the Student Services Center.

How to Find Your Classes Cl d offi ffices att TSTC are numbered b d or id tified d Classrooms and identifi by initials. The names of instructional buildings are often shown abbreviated on documents students receive. Some abbreviations are: JBC John B. Connally Technology Center (33) EEC Electrical/Electronics Center (22) ITC Industrial Technology Center (32) PGCC Provence Graphic Communications Center (43) TSC Technical Studies Center (51) SRC Student Recreation Center (39) SSC Student Services Center (49) RDC Dr. Roy Dugger Center (3) Rooms and laboratories within buildings are usually numbered. Larger laboratories within buildings are named according to function.

Numbers refer to campus map on back cover.

Where Do I Go On Campus? ACADEMIC ISSUES

HEALTH INSURANCE

Be advised on class selection  ........................... Instructional Department Add/Drop a class  ................................................ Instructional Department Appeal a grade  .................................................... Instructional Department Check on testing requirements  ..................................Enrollment Services Request a TSTC transcript  .....................................Admissions & Records Request Tutoring  ........................... Student Success Center—Dugger 123 Withdraw from all classes  ................................ Instructional Department

Questions about health insurance  .....................Student Health Services

ACCIDENTS & SICKNESS

ORGANIZATIONS

Report an automobile accident  .........................TSTC Police Department Report an injury accident  ..................................TSTC Police Department Receive minor medical treatment  ............Student Health Services, SSC

Join a student club/organization  ................... Student Recreation Center Participate in recreational sports  ................... Student Recreation Center

CHECK CASHING

Report or search for lost items  ..........................TSTC Police Department Replace a lost Student ID Card  ......................Tech OneCard Office, SSC

NOTARY PUBLIC Have a document notarized ............................................................... Library

SERVICES

Cash a check  ...................................................................................... Cashier’s

Childcare assistance  ....................................... Department of Student Life Internet access ...................................................... Student Accounting, SSC

COMMUNICATIONS

TICKETS

Make individual copies  ................................................. Library, Bookstore Make multiple copies/resumes  .................................. Printing Production Send a fax  ...................................................Bookstore, Printing Production

Sports tickets  ..................................................... Student Recreation Center

COMPUTER LABS

Pay parking fines  .............................................................................. Cashier’s Appeal parking tickets  ................................. Student Leadership Council

Use a computer ................................... Library, Student Recreation Center

EMPLOYMENT On campus  .....................................................................Enrollment Services

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LOST & FOUND

TRAFFIC & PARKING

FIND CAMPUS HOUSING Single-student  ........................................................................Campus Living Family  ......................................................................................Campus Living


THE ACADEMIC PROCESS Registration Before beginning classes each semester, students must register or enroll. Regular registrations are scheduled approximately two months before the beginning of each semester. Each student’s initial registration must be completed with their technology advisor, but subsequent registrations may be completed by using the online WebAdvisor. Once registered, new students will get their WebAdvisor account information after the 12th day of class.

Register Online

WebAdvisor

Register using WebAdvisor

To gain access to a WebAdvisor account and other online tools, students can log in to https://webadvisor.tstc.edu. With WebAdvisor students can: • Obtain degree plans (the courses required for completing a degree or certificate) • Register for classes • View class schedules • Check grades • Request an official transcript • View financial information

Before registering, returning students should identify the classes they need to take, get a department schedule of classes and create a schedule. For each class, they must note the course number and section number.

Moodle/MyCourses Moodle is another Web application that offers specific resources for classes students are enrolled in. After logging in at https://mycourses.tstc.edu, students can view class information including: • Syllabus • Classroom email and chat • Course announcements • Calendar of assignments • Current grades

Step 1: Go to http://www.webadvisor.tstc.edu. Step 2: Click on “Log In” at the top right hand corner. Step 3: Click on “What’s my User ID.” Step 4: Under “What’s my user name” type in your last name and Student ID or Social Security number and click “Submit.“ Step 5: Highlight your username and copy and paste it in the username box. Step 6: Type in the LAST SIX DIGITS of your Student ID in the password box. Step 7: Click “Submit.”

Student Tip #1 Name: Amber Perry ”TSTC students get free Baylor tickets for all the Big 12 games. Just go by the Rec Center and ask!” (See Pg. 16)

Step 8: Select the “Students” Tab, and select “Register for Sections.” Step 9: If students know the course number, section number, and term, they should select “Express Registration.” If students don’t know this information, they should select “Search and register for sections.” Note: All the TSTC colleges use WebAdvisor. When selecting a specific course, be sure the location is designated as “Waco.”

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THE ACADEMIC PROCESS Register using WebAdvisor (cont.)

Distance Learning

To Search and Register for Classes: Select the semester from the drop-down list, select the subject and course level and click on the “Submit” button. From the listing of courses, select a section and location and click the “Submit” button.

TSTC offers some of the courses required for our on-campus programs in an online format. This gives students additional flexibility in their schedules and an option for students who like learning independently.

After selecting the courses, a preferred sections page will allow students to fully register using a drop down box to select “RG-RG Register“ and then submit.

Students enrolled in TSTC’s Web Design & Development program may complete this program entirely online from any location.

Step 10: Once registered for courses, students should print their schedule and review it to make sure they have registered for the necessary courses.

They may also check the “Status” column to be sure Registered has been assigned for each course. To print a copy of their schedule at any time, students may click the MENU button to return to the main student page. They should be careful NOT to use the browser’s forward or back buttons. Step 11: Sign out. It is inadvisable for students to leave WebAdvisor open and signed in on any public access computer.

For WebAdvisor help, contact: Office of Information Technology (254) 867-3375, located in the JBC, Room 127 Office Hours: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m., Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday

Student Tip #2 Name: Josh Norvelle “Don’t stress, college is so much easier than they make it seem.”

What is distance learning?  Distance learning classes never meet in a classroom. All instruction is provided over the Internet through Moodle, TSTC’s learning management system. Readings, assignments, projects, and tests are generally assigned and due on a weekly basis. The courses are not self-paced, although students can generally complete a week’s work any time during that week. Distance learning classes follow the same semester schedule as regular classes. Final exams in distance learning classes must be proctored, so students either come to campus for the final or arrange with the instructor to have it proctored elsewhere.

Is Distance Learning right for me? Distance learning classes are not easier than regular classes. They require motivation, discipline, and the ability to work independently during non-typical class hours. Students must be comfortable communicating with their instructors by email, telephone, discussion boards, and online chat sessions. Get more information about the distance learning at: www.waco.tstc.edu/dl

WebAdvisor Common Questions What computers can I use to access WebAdvisor? Any computer connected to the Internet will work. There are computers in the Student Services Center, Library and Student Recreation Center you can use.

I tried to register, but I received a message that I’m not eligible. If you get a ineligible message, it should include the reasons you couldn’t register and who to contact to continue registration. If you have

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Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements, you must register for remediation classes first. If you have questions about specific courses, cancelled or full classes, contact your technology for assistance.

I want to change my schedule after I have registered for courses. You can repeat these steps and change your schedule until the day classes start. After the first class day, you MUST complete the drop/add process by seeing your Faculty Advisor.

When are grades posted? Faculty must submit final course grades no later than two days after the last day of the semester. Final course grades should be available in WebAdvisor four days after the last day of the semester.

How do I know I am registered for the courses? Look at the “Status” column. It should say Registered.


MONEY MATTERS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE There are several types of financial aid available for a TSTC student. Grants, loans, scholarships, wages from part-time jobs or any combination of these can be packaged for financial assistance. The key to obtaining financial aid is to apply early. Students must fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) each year using TSTC’s Federal School Code number, 003634, to be eligible for aid.

GETTING FINANCIAL AID The first step to getting financial aid is filling out FAFSA each year you are in college.

Applications and information for all financial assistance programs are available in the Enrollment Services office, or are accessible on the TSTC Financial Aid website, www.waco. tstc.edu/financialaid.

SCHOLARSHIPS Each year a number of individuals, firms and organizations provide scholarships to students attending TSTC. The awards vary in amount. If students are interested in applying for a scholarship, they should contact the chair of their technology department or contact the Enrollment Services office. Most scholarships at TSTC are available to students who complete one or two semesters. More information can also be found on the Financial Aid website under “Grants/Loans/Scholarships.“

INSTALLMENT PLAN FOR TUITION TSTC offers an Installment Payment Plan for tuition. If students choose to pay by installment, one-third the total tuition and fees are due before classes begin, and then two separate payments are due prior to the beginning of the 6th and 11th weeks of 16-week terms. An installment fee of $10 is assessed with the first payment. A late fee of $25 is assessed for late second and/or third payments.

LOAN INFORMATION SESSIONS Any student at TSTC Waco who receives students loans will have to attend a Loan Information Session. The session will only last around 30 minutes and you only have to attend one. They are held every Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. and Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Student Services Center’s Texas Room. For more information on loan information sessions, contact Rhonda Beauchamp by phone at 867-3624 or by email at rhonda. beauchamp@tstc.edu.

MONEY MANAGEMENT CENTER The Money Management Center provides tools and solutions students need to achieve financial independence during their college experience. The Money Management Center will also sponsor FREE workshops, seminars and clinics covering personal financial and money management topics. Staff members will partner with students from their first day on campus through graduation to address personal financial and money management needs. They will provide confidential, personalized consultations. Students will gain insight and clarity in all aspects of their money management situation by scheduling a personal consultation. All information will be held in strict confidence. The Money Management Center offers: » Talking to trained professionals about students’ personal finances » Learning how to establish and manage credit » Creating a financial survival plan for college » Understanding your credit report and credit score » Planning for tuition and fee payments » Planning for expenses during or after college » Graduating with a plan for repaying student debt Contact Rhonda Beauchamp at (254) 8673624 or email money.management@tstc.edu for more information.

Student Tip #3 Name: Jonathan Gomez “The quicker you get your class work done, the easier it is to improve your skills and move on. Don’t procrastinate!”

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MONEY MATTERS (cont cont.).) FINDING A BANK If a student wants to open a checking account in Waco, there are a lot of options to choose from. Waco has several banks, savings and loan institutions and credit unions. Most banks require an average balance of $100 to open an account, but also have special rates and services for area students. To open an account, contact the new accounts department at the bank. A branch of Educators’ Credit Union, which students may join, is located on campus behind the JBC. Aside from that option, students can also open a checking account by activating the “Tech OneCard” and choosing the “OneAccount” refund option. No minimum deposit or credit check is required to open a “OneAccount” through Higher One.

REFUNDS Refunds will be given only after students have completed an Add/Drop form, which is available in their technology’s department. Full refunds are given before the first class day of each semester, and partial refunds are given thereafter. See the college catalog for complete details about refunds for withdrawal from TSTC. (www.waco.tstc.edu/catalog)

CASHIER’S OFFICE Located in the Student Services Center, the Cashier’s office processes payments for college expenses, TSTC campus housing and parking tickets. It also offers a variety of services for students including: Bill payment for tuition and housing rent Check cashing Postage stamps City Bus passes

Student Tip #4 Name: Daniel Mortensen “Be kind to everyone you meet because you never know when you’ll need someone to help you out.”

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STUDENT ID CARDS The Tech OneCard is a student’s official passport and visa Tech OneCard Services at TSTC and a way to receive Ext: 4825 financial refunds. Students will sharon.gatlin@tstc.edu need a picture ID made at Tech OneCard Services, located in the SSC Student Services Center, Room 136. The official Tech OneCard is mailed to the student’s address on file. Once they receive a Tech OneCard, students must go online to activate the card and choose a refund option.

How Do I Activate My TECH OneCard? Go to www.techonecard.com, enter your card number in the “New Cardholders: Activate Your Card” box and follow the step-by-step process. Once you activate the Tech OneCard, you can select a refund option. Refund options:  Use the Tech OneCard as a debit card by opening a free FDIC insured checking account, the “OneAccount,” with Higher One. The Tech OneCard can then be used both on and off campus (anywhere Debit MasterCard® is accepted). A no-fee Higher One ATM is located on campus in the Student Recreation Center for “OneAccount” holders, and a Higher One communication box is located in the Student Services Center across from Campus Living for communication and deposits to Higher One.  Request the money be sent to an existing checking or savings account. The Tech OneCard would then only be used for ID purposes on campus. Students should carry their Tech OneCard with them at all times for identification as a TSTC student. The student ID card is required for admission to many student activities, for use of campus facilities, meal plans and Tech Bucks. Report lost or stolen cards to Tech OneCard Services located in the Student Services Center, Room 136 or log in to the Tech OneCard website at www.techonecard.com and click the “Report Card Lost or Stolen” link provided in the message box on the welcome page. If students have questions or problems with their Higher One Account, they can contact Higher One Customer Services directly by using the Higher One Courtesy Phone located in the Student Services Center in the Tech OneCard office, or by calling the 1-800 number located on the back of the card.


NEED TO KNOW STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT TSTC believes a primary factor in strong student morale is an overall regard for good citizenship on the part of the student body. TSTC assumes that students eligible to perform on the college level are familiar with the ordinary rules governing proper conduct and that they will observe these rules as a matter of training and habit. Additional information on student conduct is available in the Student Handbook online at www.waco.tstc.edu/handbook.

HOW TO MAKE A FORMAL COMPLAINT TSTC wants students to be happy with their college experience. Having a chain of command for formal complaints about grades, classes and instructors encourages resolution. Before taking the issue to the college, students should think about if the situation is serious and a valid concern, or if it is a momentary irritation. The following steps explain the chain of command:

STEP 1: When making a formal complaint, students should write down their concerns. It is important to have a clear idea of the complaint and the resolution being sought. Students should bring any written documentation, including emails, assignments or the course syllabus. An appointment may be required for a meeting. STEP 2: Students should talk with their instructors first to resolve the problem. They may have made an inadvertent mistake.

STEP 3: If students are unable to reach an agreement with their instructor, they should talk to the program’s department chair by setting up an appointment through the departmental secretary. Phone numbers and email addresses for all of the department chairs are listed on the college Web site. STEP 4: If a student is still unsatisfied, the next step is to talk with the division director (the department chair’s boss). Very few complaints make it this far.

STEP 5: The last resort is to speak with the vice president for student learning and the president.

EXCEPTION to the chain of command: If a student believes they have been sexually harassed, threatened or have evidence of criminal wrongdoing, they should go directly to a supervisor.

TSTC POLICE Uniformed patrol officers are licensed police officers with years of law enforcement experience.

TSTC POLICE DEPARTMENT TSTC has a full police department in place on campus to ensure the safety of TSTC students, faculty, staff and residents. All of the uniformed patrol officers are licensed police officers with years of law enforcement experience.

TSTC Police Department Non-emergency: 254-867-3690 Officer on duty: 254-867-3983

The primary purpose of the TSTC Waco Police Department is to provide a safe environment. This requires the police officers to assume many different roles including: enforcement of state and college regulations; protection of campus community and property; crime prevention; educating the campus community in law enforcement areas; administering first aid; assistance to other college departments in their mission; counseling/referring and assisting campus visitors. Each year the Police Department publishes its Annual Campus Crime Report. The report can be found on the Web at www.waco.tstc.edu/crimestats. A printed copy will be provided upon request. For more information on the Police Department, visit their website at www.waco.tstc.edu/ policedept.

Parking Regulations TSTC has an open parking system. Students and visitors are not required to register their vehicles for parking. However, parking in reserved spots for faculty, staff or handicapped without a permit will result in a parking citation. Citations may be appealed to the Dean of Students in the Student Services Center. They are reviewed on the second Thurday of each month.

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Getting Involved TSTC Waco students are encouraged to become active in the college by participating in the Student Leadership Council, student chapters of professional organizations and clubs. Students should also consider contributing to the student newspaper, Tech Times, or joining Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society of two-year colleges.

STUDENT AMBASSADOR ASSOCIATION Student Ambassadors are highly Advisor: Autumn Outlaw informed advocates for Recruiting Ext: 2026 Services, who help staff at college autumn.outlaw@tstc.edu career fairs and information sessions and serve as New Student SSC Orientation Leaders. Being involved in the Student Ambassador Program is a great way to meet people, develop new skills and play a leadership role on campus! Since the program began in 2007, ambassadors have played a vital role in attracting new students to TSTC.

PHI THETA KAPPA Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher Advisor: Marta Getman education with more than 2 million Ext: 4832 members and 1,200 chapters. The marta.getman@tstc.edu TSTC Alpha Omega Omega chapter offers memberships to students who have completed a minimum of 12 hours of associate degree course work and earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students must also maintain a high academic standing throughout their enrollment.

SKILLSUSA Advisor: Edward Hernandez SkillsUSA is a nationwide Ext: 3202 partnership of students, teachers and industry that edward.hernandez@tstc.edu helps prepare America's future skilled workforce by providing competitions in leadership and hands-on categories that correspond to many of TSTC's program offerings. Each year students from across the campus compete at the state and national level in their technologies. TSTC has had several national gold medalists over the years, the highest collegiate honor in a technical field. To get involved, visit www.skillsusa. org to view a list of the available competitions or contact Edward Hernandez, the campus SkillsUSA coordinator.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Go to Page 16 for a full listing of campus clubs.

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The Student Leadership Council Advisor: Lisa Listach (SLC) is the governing body that Ext: 3608 represents students and advises the lisa.listach@tstc.edu college administration on issues of The SLC office is student interest and concern. TSTC located in the SRC. Waco holds elections for SLC officers SLC office ext: 2079 each September. The participation of students in TSTC Waco’s decisionmaking process is an important institutional value. The administration recognizes the Student Leadership Council as the official voice of the student body, and as such, affords the president a permanent seat as a voting member at monthly meetings of the TSTC Waco President’s Executive Team, the decision-making body of the institution.


SERVICES & ACTIVITIES RETENTION PROGRAMS & CAREER SERVICES TSTC wants all students to succeed and fulfill their individual educational goals. As students become involved in classes and Stephen Tanton college life, they may encounter Ext: 3609 some difficulties and obstacles to stephen.tanton@tstc.edu their success. The department of SSC Retention Programs can help. Its team of Success Coaches is here to provide students with the support and encouragement they need to be a success in their education and complete their goals.

Success Coaches: Jafus Cavil, Academics, ext. 2004,jafus.cavil@tstc.edu

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Leigh Ann Uptmore, Computer/Graphics ext. 3374, leighann.uptmore@tstc.edu

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Wilson Boggess, Engineering, ext. 4820, wilson.boggess@tstc.edu

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ADMISSIONS & RECORDS

Marilyn Harren, Aerospace, ext. 3367, marilyn.harren@tstc.edu

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Whitney Carter, Transportation/Services, ext. 3638, whitney.carter@tstc.edu

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Lucy Price, Ft. Bend & EWCHEC, ext. 3048, lucy.price@tstc.edu 

TSTC employees work to see that students get the best service possible. Just ask for any assistance you may need!

Career Services Working alongside the Retention staff is TSTC’s Career Services Edgar Padilla Coordinator, Edgar Padilla, who Ext: 3023 is active in assisting students edgar.padilla@tstc.edu with their job search needs upon SSC graduation. The Career Services Center provides various job search resources, including how and where to look for employment, resume writing, interview skills, professional networking and on-campus career fairs held throughout the year.

CENTER FOR ASSESSMENT The Center for Assessment offers assessments designed Pamelia Hunter to meet the needs of new Ext: 3609 students, continuing students pamelia.hunter@tstc.edu and graduates. New students SSC have the opportunity to take the Accuplacer (an alternative form of the Texas Higher Education Assessment—THEA) to meet the state requirement to assess the Texas Success Initiative. Also, each new student must meet the College Assessment requirement by taking the Noel Levitz College Student Inventory. Several career interest inventories are also administered. They are designed to help students put career choices into perspective.

Once students are enrolled Records staff is available to print transcripts, make schedule changes and add or drop classes. A transcript can

at TSTC, the Admissions &

Mary Daniel Ext: 2362 mary.daniel@tstc.edu be requested by filling out SSC

a transcript request at the Enrollment Services office. Transcript requests cannot be processed if holds are on the student's account. Currently enrolled students may add courses, drop courses, or change sections before classes begin by contacting their program advisors. After classes begin, all students may change their schedules by obtaining course schedule change forms from their instructors and/or department chairs and submitting them to the Admissions & Records office by the deadline published in the TSTC college calendar. Changes are effective only when this process has been completed. Under section 51.907 of the Texas Education Code an institution of higher education may not permit a student to drop more than six courses, including any course a transfer student has dropped at another institution of higher education. Some exemptions for good cause could allow a student to drop a course without having it counted toward this limit, but it is the responsibility of the student to establish that good cause. Contact Admissions & Records for more information before you drop a course. Admissions & Records also manages student's personal

information. In compliance with the “Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA),” TSTC Waco gives notice that directory information will be released upon request and with the approval of the appropriate administrator, unless the student desires to withhold

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SERVICES & ACTIVITIES it. Students may prohibit the release of directory information by completing the appropriate form available in the Admissions & Records office during registration or within the first eleven class days of each semester. This request remains in effect until revoked, in writing, by the student.

VETERANS’ BENEFITS TSTC Waco is approved for all chapters of Veterans Educational Benefits. The application & certification for these benefits can be obtained through TSTC’s Certification Officer in Enrollment Services.

Kathy Chastain Ext: 4817 kathy.chastain@tstc.edu. SSC

The Certification Officer’s duty is to certify students for benefits after all paperwork is complete, and to report drops, withdrawals, and progress to the VA. Prospective students apply for their benefits online at www.gibill. va.gov. After the VA processes this application they will mail an eligibility letter to the student. This letter needs to be presented to the Veterans Certification Officer along with a copy of the DD214 and an official copy of the military transcripts.

Students with bona fide disabilities are encouraged to contact the Access & Learning Accommodations office early to allow sufficient time for processing accommodation requests. Access & Learning Accommodations collaborates with both college personnel and students with disabilities and facilitates appropriate accommodations to assist in the student’s academic endeavors.

STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER The Student Success Center at Texas State Christine Kinslow Technical College is Social and Behavioral Sciences an open, interactive Ext: 2303 learning environment christine.kinslow@tstc.edu available to all TSTC Dugger Center Room 123 students. It is designed to help students become successful in their quest of completing educational goals. The Student Success Center’s staff and peer student tutors provide assistance with academic and technical subjects through one-on-one and small group tutorial sessions. Additional resources include: Computer Printers Reference

ACCESS & LEARNING ACCOMMODATIONS The Access & Learning Accommodations office serves the needs of students Brent Burns with disabilities by assisting and recommending reasonable Ext: 3600 (voice) accommodations. Students 866-290-8665 with certified disabilities, (voice/videophone) identified by the Americans brent.burns@tstc.edu with Disabilities Act of 1990 are Fentress Center eligible to receive reasonable accommodations according to the limitation of the individual’s disability. Each student, after providing appropriate documentation of their disability and/or their prescription for auxiliary aids, is evaluated individually to determine suitable and reasonable accommodations. Some of the types of accommodations which may be provided include: extended test time, alternate testing sites, sign language interpreters, note takers and the use of special adaptive equipment.

Student Tip #5 Name: Samantha Perry “There are opportunities and activities for everyone! Don’t be afraid to look for them.”

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with Internet access library

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resources to include but not limited to selected academic and technology software.

The Student Success Center is under the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) located in the Dr. Roy Dugger Center, Room 123.

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES Student Health Services staff provides health care and health programs designed to help students treat and prevent medical conditions which will keep them from taking full advantage of educational opportunities.

Celeste Melendez Ext: 3820 celeste.melendez@tstc.edu

Outside entrance at the front of the SSC

If a student has an accident or illness, TSTC Waco will assist them in receiving medical attention. Although TSTC Waco’s Student Health Services department is limited to basic health care and nursing, including immunizations and screenings, the staff works closely with health care providers in the community. The office provides the following health services: basic screening of temperature, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels, heart rate and weight; very basic wound care; overthe-counter medications for minor illnesses and pain; referrals for additional health care as needed, including information on obtaining confidential HIV / STD testing.


SERVICES & ACTIVITIES STUDENT INSURANCE All students attending TSTC may purchase a health insurance plan. Students taking six hours or more are required to participate in this plan unless proof of comparable coverage is furnished at the time of registration, or the student accepts responsibility for medical expenses. The student insurance plan protects students at home, at school or while traveling. Insured students may also insure their dependents. Insurance pamphlets are available at Student Health Services. To sign up for the student insurance plan, contact Student Accounting.

CAMPUS LIVING TSTC offers a number of housing choices for students and families who Campus Living want to live closer to their classes. Two Ext: 3824 options for single student housing are SSC the college-owned apartments, Red River and dorm-style living offered at Lavaca Hall. Another option are the campus homes and duplexes in the Brazos Community. Families and individuals over the age of 21 can choose from two, three and four bedroom, brick and single-unit homes. The homes offer students with families an affordable option for campus living. For information on housing in Red River, Lavaca Hall or Brazos Community, contact the Campus Living office in the Student Services Center. The other on-campus housing option is the privately-owned Village Oaks Village Oaks Apartments. Floor plans, leasing Ext: 3823 information and online leasing can be accessed at www.villageoakststc.com.

CAMPUS MEAL PLAN TSTC students have three meal Student Accounting plan choices. These plans allow Ext: 4803 students to access meal services at their convenience without the SSC worry of paying each time. Café menus are designed and written specially for TSTC Waco students. The daily features include ethnic and cultural favorites, heart-healthy items and grab and go items for those in a hurry. The staff of the TSTC Café will also make every effort to accommodate special dietary needs.

these meal plans and may purchase a meal plan upgrade during the sign-up period. All three meal plans are available to every student for purchase. Contact Student Accounting to sign up for one of the following plans: IM1500 Meal Plan $1,100/sem. $1,500/sem. actual value IM1025 Meal Plan $975/sem. $1,025/sem. actual value IM525 Meal Plan* $495/sem. $525/sem. actual value

DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT LIFE The Department of Student Life (DSL) fulfills a vital role for students by providing assistance and support Dr. Frances Worthey for living and learning, as Ext: 3634 well as needed social activ- frances.worthey@tstc.edu ity. Student Life provides a SSC foundation that all students can build upon and draw from for support as they pursue careers in technical and non-traditional fields. The DSL staff and the activities they provide can help build self-esteem, self-confidence and good study skills as students pursue a quality education for careers in technology. Services include:  Assistance with parenting skills and related issues  Daycare assistance  Individual and group counseling  Information and referral to social service agencies  Seminars and workshops  Support groups  Textbook lending library

DEPARTMENT OF ASSISTIVE AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES The Department of Assistive April Coleman and Rehabilitative Services Ext: 3750 (DARS) has a Vocational ReSSC habilitation program which assists eligible persons with disabilities with a variety of services leading to employment. A disability can be a physical, mental, or emotional condition. If you have a disability, or want to learn more about DARS, please visit the DARS representative located on the TSTC campus in the Student Center.

All new students residing on campus in Lavaca Hall, Red River Apartments or Village Oaks Apartments who are 21 years or younger on the first day of their first semester are required to participate in the IM525 Meal Plan* option for his/her first two consecutive semesters on campus, in addition to housing fees. These students are not limited to

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SERVICES & ACTIVITIES STUDENT EMPLOYMENT SERVICES If a student needs to work part-time while enrolled in Londa Sutton classes, the TSTC Student Ext: 2220 E m p l o y m e n t O f f i c e c a n londa.sutton@tstc.edu help. It is located within the Enrollment Services office in the Student Services Center. It can provide available employment leads for part-time or on- and off-campus employment. Assistance with student employment opportunities after graduation is coordinated through the individual technology programs.

STUDENT RECREATION CENTER

Lisa Listach Ext: 3608 lisa.listach@tstc.edu SRC

At the Student Recreation Center (SRC), located near the heart of campus, students can play a pick-up game of basketball or take a few swings on a racquetball court. They can tone muscles in the weight room or play a round of pool. Whatever it may be, students can probably do it at the SRC.

The center includes a gym, a racquetball court, a weighttraining room, aerobic exercise equipment, showers/ locker rooms, a game room and a television lounge area. The SRC also houses offices for Student Activities, Recreational Sports and the Student Leadership Council, as well as meeting rooms available to campus and student groups. Near the SRC are tennis courts, a jogging track, softball diamonds and a soccer/football field. Students can use the SRC free of charge with a valid student ID card. The campus game room is located in the SRC and is equipped with billiard tables, XBox video games, table tennis and computer terminals. If students have a competitive spirit, the Recreational Sports program features a variety of activities for both individual and team competitions among students and other colleges. Team sports include flag football, basketball, soccer, softball, dodgeball and volleyball. Activities such as golf, tennis, racquetball, weight lifting and aerobics are available to students who may be interested in individual competition. Open five days a week, the SRC provides hours of

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entertainment and fitness for the active student.

TSTC AND BIG 12 SPORTS TSTC students can attend all Baylor University home football and basketball games, as well as McLennan Community College basketball games, at no charge. Ticket vouchers for Baylor games are distributed through the Student Activities office in the SRC and students can attend MCC sporting events by showing their student ID.

DIA TECHSANA Campus life at TSTC includes a variety of social activities, such as movies, dances, parties, comedy and game shows, and other special events. One highlight of the year is Dia Techsana. Students and organizations gather one afternoon each spring for fun and games. Students can enjoy refreshments, games, contests and recreation. This event is hosted by the Student Activities office.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS Another way for students to Lisa Listach become involved is through Ext: 3608 s t u d e n t o r g a n i z a t i o n s . lisa.listach@tstc.edu Students may form new Student Activities organizations by completing Office in the SRC an application and getting approval from the Student Activities Office. Current campus organizations are related to both professional fields and general interests. The following is a list of some organizations currently active at TSTC: Alpha Eta Rho American Welders Society (AWS) Biomedical Equipment & Medical Imaging Club Baptist Student Ministry Culinary Club Deaf Student Club (DSC) Digital Media Design Club (DMD) Electrical Power & Control Club Environmental Health & Safety Club (EHS) Graphic Design Club Graphics and Programming Club (GAP) Health Physics Society Hispanic Student Association (HSA) Instrument Systems and Automation Society (ISA) Native American Student Association (NASA) Media Communication & Information Club (MCI) Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Omega Chapter Photonics Club SkillsUSA Clubs Student Leadership Council (SLC) The Drafting Club Web Design & Development Club (WDDC) Writers Anonymous Women in Technology


SERVICES & ACTIVITIES LIBRARY

TECH TIMES TSTC’s publication for students, Tech Times, is published on a monthly basis throughout the college year and is distributed online. Tech Times provides information TSTC students need to stay informed of campus activities. Issues of the Tech Times feature: Campus

Sarah-Jane Menefee Ext: 3035 sj.menefee@tstc.edu Located in the Marketing & Communications office in Patterson Hall.

News

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Rolls

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from campus events

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Tech Times

opinions

Visit www.tstctechtimes.com to see the latest issue.

E-NEWS & SOCIAL NETWORKS To be up-to-date on all the campus news and events, students can sign up for the Student e-Newsletter, a weekly email with important information about TSTC. Sign up for the eNews at www.waco.tstc.edu/enews. Also, students can find, friend and follow TSTC on their favorite social networking site. TSTC is on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr. Links to the sites are also on the main TSTC website.

COLLEGE BOOKSTORE The TSTC bookstore mainExt: 3802 — In the SSC tains a wide selection of books and supplies required for classes and labs. The bookstore also offers an assortment of educational materials, health care products, cards, envelopes, snacks and an array of college sportswear, hats and novelties. Textbooks are required for most courses on campus. The cost of textbooks and tools varies by course and instructional program. The TSTC Bookstore is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and remains open when registration hours are extended.

The TSTC Library, located between Ext: 4846 the Electronics Center and the waco.tstc.edu/library Technical Studies Center, offers Located across the students more than 62,000 books mall from SSC and 250 periodicals, including general interest magazines, technical and professional journals and newspapers. Also available are private study rooms, drafting tables and more than 2,000 videos and 1,200 DVDs. The library also houses a computer laboratory that provides more than 20 software programs and applications for student use. The lab has 24 multimedia computers with Internet access. Students can also access the library online databases from off-campus by going to the website and logging in using their student ID number. The library is a member of TexShare, a statewide consortium of libraries, which allows TSTC students to check out materials from other TexShare member libraries. To use TexShare, students must get a card at the circulation desk. See the library’s Web page at www.waco.tstc.edu/library for links to reference sites and online reference assistance from the TSTC Waco Library staff.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION New Student Orientation (NSO) Recruiting Services is designed to introduce students Ext: 2360 to the diverse technical programs, SSC campus dynamics and unique atmosphere at TSTC. NSO sessions are scheduled at the beginning of each semester to help new students acclimate to campus life. All new students attending TSTC for the first time are required to attend an orientation session. For more information, go to www.waco.tstc.edu/orientation. Even after classes begin and you continue your journey at TSTC, feel free to contact your orientation coordinator. The TSTC employees are always glad to help you as we can.

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ENTERTAINMENT There comes a time in life to put the books aside and enjoy yourself! Though you may not think Waco is the entertainment capitol of the world, you can still find fun activities to do in town and in the surrounding areas. For an entire listing of area attractions, visit the Waco Convention & Visitors Bureau Web site at www.wacocvb.com.

Downtown Waco Name: Jonathan Gomez "Check out downtown. There are a lot of great places to eat." To get to downtown, take the University Parks Dr. exit from I-35 and head away from Baylor. Many shops and restaurants are located on Austin Ave. and Franklin Ave.

The Hawaiian Falls Waterpark is close to campus and offers a splashin’ good time at affordable prices. It is located near McLennan Community College at 900 Lake Shore Dr.

Brazos River Name: Diana Reynoso "I like to hang out by the Brazos River. It’s beautiful!" Waco Suspension Bridge & Riverwalk is located downtown at University Parks Dr. between Franklin Ave. and Washington Ave.

Dinner & a Movie Name: Eric Watson "I like to go to the movies or go out to eat at Logan’s Roadhouse for fun." Waco has three movies theaters and plenty of places to eat! Check out a list of restaurants at http://www.wacocvb.com. Movie Theaters: Starplex Cinemas Galaxy 16 333 South Valley Mills Drive

Cameron Park Zoo Name: Robin Reid "The Cameron Zoo is awesome!" The zoo is located at 1701 North 4th Street, and features award-winning natural habitats with animals from all over the world.

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Hollywood Jewel 16 7200 Woodway Drive Starplex Cinemas - Super Saver 6 410 North Valley Mills Drive

Explore Waco on your own Name: Samantha Perry "I like to walk or drive around Waco. You meet a lot more people and find new and exciting places to hang with friends."


DINING OPTIONS & COUPONS WACO DINING OPTIONS Restaurants in Waco offer a variety of choices to suit every taste and budget. From Tex-Mex tamales to oldworld Italian, Waco's cuisine is a daily celebration of its colorful culture. From plain to fancy, family-style to date-style, restaurants in Waco serve up American, Mexican, French, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Italian, Cajun, and good ol' Texas barbecue that can't be beat. For a complete listing of Waco area restaurants, visit http://www.wacocvb.com. Closed Weekends

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TOM’S SMOKEHOUSE

Free Tender Roll with any purchase of a meal

Dine In or Carry Out

Free drink with meal (with student ID) 3125 Bellmead Dr. Waco, TX 76705

We’re the Qwikest!

Yes, We Cater (254) 799-2345

1009 E. Crest Dr. Lacy Lakeview, TX 76705

(must present coupon) Catering or Special Orders (254) 799-6500

Home of the Big O 1925 Speight Ave Waco, TX 76706 (254) 753-1421

Free chips and salsa

$3 off with student ID

(with student ID and this coupon) www.georgesrestaurant.com

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TSTC CROSSWORD

Complete the crossword with things you learned in New Student Orientation. There are no spaces included between words. See how far you can get without looking the answers up!

ACROSS 1 A student who works with Recruiting Services at college fairs and serves as an Orientation Leader (two words, Pg. 12) 2 A Web application that offers specific resources for classes students are enrolled in (Pg. 7) 5 Two-year college honor society (three words, Pg. 12) 8 TSTC President’s last name ( Pg. 2) 10 Web application students can use to register for classes (Pg. 7) 11 A TSTC staff member in Retention Programs & Career Services who helps students complete their education goals (two words, Pg. 13) 13 Organization that represents students and deals with issues relating to student interests and concerns (three words, Pg. 12) 14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid acronym (Pg. 9)

16 Students can apply for these to get more money for school expenses (Pg. 9) 17 The name of TSTC’s student ID (two words, Pg.10) 18 Department that manages on-campus housing (two words, Pg. 15) DOWN 1 Building on campus that houses a gym, game and weight rooms. (three words, Pg. 16) 4 The TSTC online student newspaper (two words, Pg. 17) 6 Classes offered only online (two words, Pg. 8) 7 Competitions in technical fields for secondary and post-secondary students (Pg. 12) 9 An afternoon of fun and games for students (two words, Pg. 16) 12 Short for the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (Pg. 13)


CONTACT US For campus emergencies after 5 p.m. or during uring weekends, dial “0.” All numbers are the “867” exchange unless otherwise wisse noted. If you are on campus, including Village Oaks Apartments, artm ments,, you may dial the extension number only. If you are re in Brazos Braazos os Community, Red River Apartments or are off campus dial mpu us di ial the entire phone number:

(254) 867-EXT Direct Main Number ..........................................(254) 799-3611 7999-36611 Emergency Numbers Campus Police ......................................................................3690 .........36990 Fire Department .....................................................................911 ...........911 Nurse......................................................................................3820 .........38220 Operator ......................................................................................0 ................0 Campus Numbers Bookstore ...............................................................................3802 ........388022 Tornado Alley Café ..............................................................3911 ........399111 Campus Living .....................................................................3824 ........388244 Cashier’s ................................................................................3787 ........377877 Center for Assessment .........................................................3609 ........366099 Admissions & Records .......................................................2362 ........233622 Access & Learning Accommodations... ............................3600 ........36600 Dept. of Student Life............................................................3634 .........36334 Educators’ Credit Union.......................................254-799-8946 -7999-89446 Financial Aid .........................................................................4814 .........48114 Health Services .....................................................................3820 .........38220 Campus Help Desk ..............................................................3375 .........33775 Library ...................................................................................4846 .........48446 Recreational Sports (Intramurals) ......................................3608 ........36608 Recruiting ..............................................................................2005 ........200055 Retention Programs & Career Services .............................2366 ........233666 Student Activities .................................................................3400 ........344000 Student Leadership Council ...............................................2079 ........200799 Student Recreation Center ..................................................3400 ........34400 0 Tech Times ...............................................................................3035 .........30335 Village Oaks ..........................................................................3823 ........38233 Student Success Center (Tutoring) ....................................2303 .........2303

Calendar 2012-2013 -------------------------------------------------------FALL 2012 -------------------------------------------------------Aug. 17 Last day to register for Fall Aug. 27 First class day Sept. 3 Student & Staff Holiday Oct. 19 Student Holiday Nov. 9 Last day to drop with W Nov. 22-23 Student & Staff Holiday Dec. 7 End of semester Campus Closed for Winter Break: Dec. 24, 2012 - Jan. 1, 2013

-------------------------------------------------------SPRING 2013 -------------------------------------------------------Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Jan. 3 Jan. 7 Jan. 21 Feb. 15 March 11-15 March 29 April 4 April 5-6 April 26

Returning student registration New student registration opens Last day to register for Spring First class day Student & Staff Holiday Last day to apply for graduation Spring Break Last day to drop with W Industry Career Day College Preview & Open House End of semester

-------------------------------------------------------SUMMER 2013 -------------------------------------------------------April 1 April 8 April 26 May 6 May 27 June 14 July 4 July 19 Aug. 16

Returning student registration New student registration opens Last day to register for Summer First class day Student & Staff Holiday Last day to apply for graduation Student & Staff Holiday Last day to drop with W End of semester

For an expanded calendar go to www.waco.tstc.edu/calendar

Texas State Technical College Waco is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate of Applied Science degrees and Certificates of Completion. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Texas State Technical College Waco.



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