Rental textbooks, purchased textbooks, and school supplies are available at the NCCC bookstore. Located in the Student Union on the Chanute campus, the College bookstore also carries basic school supplies, College logo items such as shirts, hats, t-shirts and many other items. In Chanute, the bookstore is open daily Monday through Thursday 8:00 am.-8:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm. The Ottawa bookstore hours are available by calling ext. 304 or the Ottawa office.
A textbook rental system is used at NCCC. The fee for the textbook rental is charged to each student’s account and most textbooks are available. This system saves the student several hundreds of dollars each semester. The books that are rented are distributed through the NCCC bookstore and must be returned to the bookstore no later than 3:00 p.m. the Monday following finals each semester or when a class has been dropped. If the book(s) are not returned on time, a late fee will be charged to the student’s account and all grades and transcripts will be placed on hold until the fine has been paid.
Not all textbooks are available to rent. Lab books, computer books, workbooks, class notebooks, and nursing books, as well as others, are not available for this service. Please check with the bookstore to see if books are available for rental or must be purchased
VISA, MasterCard, and Discover cards are accepted.
The Chanute campus phone number is 620-431-2820, ext. 247, in Ottawa call 785-242-2068, ext. 304.
CENTER FOR ACADEMIC AND VOCATIONAL EXCELLENCE (CAVE)
The Center for Academic and Vocational Excellence (CAVE) is located in the basement of Chapman Library. It houses an open computer lab for students and members of the public, the developmental classes, Adult Basic Education, and STARS. The CAVE offers many services, which includes, but is not limited to, free tutoring, placement testing, GED preparation, adult basic education classes, developmental class work in reading, writing, math, and test proctoring.
The Chanute campus cafeteria is run by professional caterers and meets all federal, state, and local regulations. The cafeteria’s all-you-can-eat menu offers an excellent variety of choices for 19 meals per week. A full range of vending options is available during the hours the cafeteria is not serving. Vending services only are available at the Ottawa campus.
ACCESS Services for Students With Disabilities
NCCC is committed to its students and has various types of assistance available to support qualified students with disabilities. Appropriate documentation of a disability is required. Students are responsible to forward their documentation and schedule an appointment with the director of advising and counseling. Reasonable accommodations are made based on the documentation. Available support services include, but are not limited to, note takers, scribes, extended time exams, alternative testing, tutorial services, readers, study skills instruction, computer-assisted instruction, consultation with faculty addressing individual issues, assistance in obtaining auxiliary aids and adaptive computer technology. On the Chanute campus contact the director of counseling and advising, ext. 280, on the Ottawa campus contact the assistant dean, ext. 305, for more information.
Students on the Chanute campus may have the full “college experience” by living on campus. Students in our residence halls have cable TV and high speed Internet access. Study lounges are located on each floor, and TV and game rooms are also available. A residence life coordinator is on call 24 hours a day to insure the safety of our residents. Our suite-style residence hall was built in 2000, and is home to around 200 students each semester.
Unmarried students under 21 years of age who are enrolled full-time and not living with a parent or legal guardian are required to live in the College housing when space is available. Unmarried students under 21 years of age with dependents who live with them are not required to live in campus housing. When space is limited, college housing will be filled as follows:
- First, by date of paid application;
- Second, with international students;
- Third, with scholarship students;
- Fourth, with freshmen students;
- Fifth, with sophomore students.
Students with special circumstances who wish exemption from the housing requirement may apply in writing to the chief student affairs officer. This application must specify the basis for exemption. Generally, exemptions are limited to physical disability, medical, or emotional problems. The chief student affairs officer or designee will respond in writing within five business days. If the request is denied, the request may be appealed to the president or his/her designee who will respond within five business days. This decision will be final. The housing requirement will not apply to exchange students required to reside with a host family by the exchange program.
NCCC provides on-campus access to the Internet and the world wide web to all students, faculty, and staff. Chanute campus locations include the Chapman Library, the CAVE, Student Union, Residence Halls, and various computer labs. Ottawa campus locations include the library, lobby, and computer labs. Wireless Internet is available throughout both campuses. [
Inside NC is NCCC’s web portal. NCCC students may log in to Inside NC to enroll for classes, view grades, obtain course handouts, chat with classmates, receive financial aid and billing information and to check out upcoming campus events. Students should contact the student services office for a user name and password.
STARS (Student Support Services)
Students Thriving Achieving and Recognizing Success (STARS) is a federally funded student support services program. The goal of the program is to help students become successful in college and life. Participants in STARS are selected according to federal guidelines set by the Student Support Services grant. Once participants are selected, they can take advantage of the services offered by STARS. Services include workshops on a variety of topics, tutoring, counseling, advising, and other individual needs. Counseling services will provide stress management skills, financial aid, academic, and career advising. Cultural and enrichment activities will also be available to participants.
The Student Union at Chanute is the focal point for social activity during the day. It houses the game room, cafeteria, bookstore, Cyber Café, and Penner Lounge area. It provides areas for studying, Internet access, snacks, breaks, and meetings. The Student Union offers free WIFI and computer use and various recreational activities, as well as multiple flat-screen TVs. Full ranges of vending options are available. A lounge and vending facilities are located at the Ottawa campus.
The Chanute campus provides limited on-campus medical services. It does not assume responsibility for injuries incurred by students while participating in college activities. Medical services are available at local clinics and hospitals.
NCCC encourages students to update all immunizations prior to enrolling at NCCC. Students living in residence halls are strongly encouraged to obtain the meningitis vaccination.
The College reserves the right to require a medical examination of any student at any time. When a medical examination is required for admission or continuation in a program or activity, a satisfactory medical examination report from a licensed physician must be filed with the chief student affairs officer. The chief student affairs officer will review the medical record and may deny permission for a student to participate in a program, course, or activity. Student athletes must provide evidence of current primary medical insurance in order to participate in a varsity sport.
The College does not provide general health and accident insurance for students. Some programs require student insurance. Students must contract for this type of coverage on an individual basis.