2018-2019 Catalog (DRAFT: SUBJECT TO REVISION 8/13/2018)


Resources, Services and Referrals

Nevada State College recognizes that transition into college is exciting, challenging, and, at times, over- whelming. Students who are coming to Nevada State straight from high school have to adjust to the differing expectations and culture of the college. At the same time, these students are undergoing the transition from dependence to independence, forming their identities as young adults, and meeting many new people. Returning adults must also undergo challenging transitions to meet the demands and rigors of college study. Many returning adult students are juggling family, career, caring for older parents, and school. Nevada State College is committed to helping students succeed by offering a variety of resources and services to assist with the academic, social, or personal issues that may arise, including those listed below.

Academic Advising

The Academic Advising Center (AAC) works collaboratively with students to develop achievable educational and career plans through a commitment and understanding of the Nevada State College curriculum. Academic Advisors empower students to take ownership of their degree while working together to create a realistic pathway to graduation.

While the AAC serves and supports all NSC students, students with 60 credits or fewer have a primary Advisor located in the AAC. Students majoring in programs within the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and all Pre-Majors (undecided, pre-nursing and pre-education) are advised in the AAC. Students formally admitted into the School of Education or the School of Nursing are advised by faculty members within those schools.

Advisors also provide information on NSC minor programs, experiential learning opportunities, and campus resources. Advisors help students to better understand NSC's academic policies, degree requirements, and their progress towards graduation. The AAC works in close collaboration with Faculty Advisors and other departments to provide a quality advising experience for every student.

In an effort to assist new students in achieving academic success, all students who have earned less than 60 credits will be required to meet with an Advisor at least once each term prior to registration. A registration hold is placed onto student accounts which will prevent the student from registering for the next academic semester. During these mandatory advising sessions, our dedicated team of Advisors will ensure that students are progressing towards graduation and embracing their NSC experience.

Additionally, Advisors provide support for students in academic difficulty such as academic warning, probation, and suspension. Please reference NSC's academic standing policies in the catalog for further information. In an effort to proactively work with students who are struggling academically, advisors can be notified by faculty members using the NSC Early Alert system if the faculty member believes it is best for the students to seek assistance from other student support services.

Advising appointments are available Monday-Friday. Students can schedule an advising appointment by contacting the AAC via phone or in-person. For more information, the AAC can be reached at 702-992-2160 or through email at AAC@nsc.edu.

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Academic Success Center

Academic Support

The mission of the Academic Success Center (ASC) is to provide academic guidance through peer-to-peer support, enhanced learning skills, and an atmosphere conducive to the learning process. The ASC provides free services such as individual or group tutoring, workshops, Supplemental Instruction, and study/test taking strategies. The ASC offers support in a variety of subject areas including American Sign Language, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Math, Nursing, Psychology, and Technology. Students seeking assistance may meet with tutors through one-one appointments, group study sessions, or drop-in tutoring sessions. The ASC also offers free online tutoring 24/7 through www.Smarthinking.com. To schedule an appointment, students may contact the Academic Success Center at (702) 992-2990, asc@nsc.edu, or stop by our office located inside the Library of the Rogers Student Center.

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Bookstore

Barnes & Noble College is proud to partner with Nevada State College to manage and operate the campus bookstore. Nevada State students will enjoy a campus bookstore that reflects the Nevada State College brand, including a wide selection of school spirit apparel, other technology gadgets, as well as gifts for alumni, friends and family. Course materials will be offered in variety of options including rental, digital, used and new formats, ensuring students have access to the options and formats that best suit their needs.

In addition, the new campus bookstore will have an online presence with the addition of the bookstore’s new website (www.nsc.bncollege.com). Now, students will have the ability to order textbooks and school merchandise both in-store and online. The bookstore will also establish a strong social media presence on Facebook that reflects local events and promotions for students, faculty and the local community.

Faculty will also have access to a groundbreaking online community, FacultyEnlight (www.facultyenlight.com), the new streamlined textbook adoption platform that combines advanced search capabilities with detailed information on course materials formats, pricing and reviews by other faculty.

Visit the Nevada State College Bookstore at 1300 Nevada State Dr., Rogers Student Center, Henderson, NV, 89002 or online at nsc.bncollege.com. For more information, please contact the bookstore at 702-992-2340.

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Career Services Center

Location: RSC 318 Email: career@nsc.edu Phone: 702-992-2611

Social Media: @NSCCareer (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Nevada State College's Career Services Center serves students and alumni by providing the opportunities and tools they need to identify career goals and move forward towards their chosen degree field and professional career.

The Career Services Center encourages students to begin their career development and utilize our services during their first year of enrollment and to continue on until graduation. Once students graduate and become alumni, they can continue to utilize our services and are encouraged to become career mentors and industry professionals at career-focused workshops and events. We also encourage alumni who are within recruitment positions to become one of our many community partners who hire NSC students or offer internship opportunities for academic credit.

Finally, the NSC Career Services Center opens doors for students and alumni by networking within the community and encourages employers to offer opportunities via internship and job opportunities.

Our services include:

  • Career and Major Advising: NSC Career Services staff offer professional guidance to help students explore potential career paths and job opportunities. Career assessment tests can also be administered to help students make an informed decision.
  • Career Exploration and Planning: Planning for a career requires careful attention that begins freshman year. We want to help you be successful from start to finish.
  • Internship Search Assistance: Internships provide valuable, practical work experience that help position students as more viable, competitive candidates when searching for jobs post-graduation.
  • Resume Review and Interview Preparation: NSC Career Services staff are available to help construct and review your resume, cover letter, and other application material. Mock interviews can also be conducted to promote interview readiness.
  • Networking Sttrategies: Building your professional network is essential to your career success. Learn different networking strategies to connect with professionals and identify potential opportunities.
  • Job Search Assistance: Learn how to find job openings relevant to your academic background and experience. Discover unique job search strategies specific to your career field.
  • Graduate School Assistance: NSC Career Services staff can assist students with the graduate school search and selection process. Career Services staff assist with application materials such as personal statements.

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Course Assistant Program

Course Assistants (CA) are Nevada State College students who help other students navigate course content and college success. CAs are placed in courses to facilitate study groups, mentor peers, and offer additional one-on-one meetings to discuss everything from how to study effectively to how to get referrals to community resources. To find out whether or not your course has a CA, to inquire about becoming a CA, or if you have any other questions, please email the Course Assistant Program Coordinator at Danette.Barber@nsc.edu.

Some sections of the following courses are expected to have Course Assistant support for the 2018-2019 Academic Year:

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Disability Resource Center

At Nevada State College, we recognize our responsibility to assure full access to all facilities, classes, and activities for students with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The staff of the Disability Resource Center (DRC) review the disability-related needs of students to determine whether accommodations or support services are necessary to facilitate that access. Our mission is to create an accessible college community where students with disabilities have equitable access to classes, labs, and activities. We work with students, faculty, and staff to promote students' independence and access and create a culture of accessibility, social justice, and diversity.

Students who have documented disabilities that may require accommodation should contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) in Rogers Student Center, Room 123, by calling (702) 992-2180 or through email at DRC@nsc.edu. It is important to note that once a student is in college, it is the student's responsibility to self-identify to the DRC and to provide appropriate documentation of disabilities. For more information on how to self-identify and to ensure that the student has the appropriate documentation, please contact the DRC at (702) 992-2180.

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Marydean Martin Library

Library Collection
The Marydean Martin Library is the first cloud-based library in Nevada. The Library provides access to over one million e-books.

The Library also provides expedited access to almost two million print volumes through our partner libraries in Southern Nevada.

Student Assistance
The Library offers phone and online chat assistance from Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Librarians are also available to meet with students to provide assistance with their research assignments.

Study Rooms
The Library provides sixteen group student rooms for student use.

Technology Lending
The Library lends the following technology:
  • Chromebooks
  • Kindle Paperwhites
  • Kindle Fires
  • Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Glasses
  • iPads
  • Portable charges
  • Headphones and headsets

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New and Transfer Students Orientation Program

Orientation programs at Nevada State College (NSC) consist of resourceful information for both new and transfer students to help ensure a smooth transition into higher education at NSC.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

In an effort to enhance the experience of all incoming students at NSC, New Student Orientation (NSO) programming provides valuable information and resources designed to develop a student’s academic abilities and encourage the pursuit of their personal goals. The NSO program builds a bridge between a student’s prior learning and their academic pathway at NSC.

This program is required for all first-year college students and is held prior to the start of their first semester. NSO has been designed to introduce new students to the NSC campus, their academic program requirements, financial aid, and academic success resources. It also allows new students to register for their first semester coursework. Attendance is required for new students prior to registration for the first semester courses. To attend on-campus orientation, students must be admitted to NSC and have submitted their official SAT/ACT test scores.

TRANSFER ORIENTATION

In order to meet the needs of transfer students, an online orientation and meeting an academic advisor is offered to this student population. A Transfer Student Welcome Day will also be offered in the weeks leading up to the new semester.

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Scorpion Card (Student ID)

The Scorpion Card serves as your official student ID, library card, provides swipe access to campus copiers/printers, and provides the ability to add funds for making purchases at the Café, Bookstore, or for copying/printing.

Getting your Scorpion Card

To obtain your card, visit the Information & Technology Services front desk on the second floor of the Rogers Student Center (RSC-228), Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30pm. Please be sure to bring a government issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, which is required to verify your identity. The first card is free but lost or stolen cards are $5 to replace.

Support

Please contact Card Services at (702) 992-2420 Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30pm for any assistance or to report a lost/stolen card.

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Student Life

Information about Student Government and Clubs is available through the Nevada State Student Alliance. Their office is located in the Rogers Student Center and can be contacted by calling (702) 992-2190. You can also contact our Dean of Students, Dr. Richard Yao, at (702) 992-2632, or via email (Richard.Yao@nsc.edu) or our Student Activities Manager, Phil LaMotte, at (702) 992-2193 or via email (Phillip.LaMotte@nsc.edu).

NEVADA STATE STUDENT ALLIANCE (NSSA)

Your Student Government
The Nevada State Student Alliance is the official student voice for the Nevada State College student body. NSSA advocates for student rights, enhances student life on campus, and works to link student life with the academic mission of the college.

NSSA provides a variety of events and activities throughout the year. Participating in one of the programs is a great way to have fun, meet new people, and learn outside of the classroom. NSSA has something for everyone.

Becoming a Senator

If you are interested in becoming a senator or getting involved with NSSA, contact the NSSA office at 702-992-2190 or via email at nssa@nsc.edu. You can also contact our Student Activities Manager, Phil LaMotte, at (702) 992-2193 or via email (Phillip.LaMotte@nsc.edu).

NSSA Boards

  • Clubs & Organizations Board: supports in establishing new clubs and student organizations and develops a forum to address student organizations concerns.
  • Programming Board: Plans student activities including welcome week activities, social events for the campus community and family members, and finals week study break programs.
  • Budget and Finance Board: Develops a budget and keeps records of expenditures and revenues.
  • Public Relations Board: Develops a forum to address students, schools, and/or community concerns and oversees any public relations projects.
  • Capital Improvement Board: Plans projects that will better Nevada State Student Alliance and the Nevada State College community.

Student Clubs & Organizations

Nevada State College has a variety of student clubs and organizations to offer students. For a complete listing, please contact the NSSA Office or by reviewing the NSSA website (https://nsc.edu/current-students/nssa/). If you do not see a student organization or club that you are interested in, you can contact NSSA about starting a new club. Generally speaking, you will need at least five interested student participants and a faculty/staff advisor to begin the recognition process. Officially recognized clubs and organizations are also eligible to request funding from NSSA.

Contact NSSA

Office is located in the Rogers Student Center, room 138.
Phone: 702.992.2190
Website: https://nsc.edu/current-students/student-life/
Fax: 702.992.9101
E-mail: NSSA@nsc.edu

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Technology Resources

Information & Technology Services (ITS) is committed to providing students with the technological resources necessary to foster an environment of learning and collaboration. As a student at Nevada State College you will have access to the following technology resources and services.

Online Access

All online resources are available through the NSC Portal (http://my.nsc.edu). This one location provides access to campus announcements, news, printing, library research databases, personal network files, online courses (WebCampus/Canvas), and Student Center which includes online registration, payments, financial aid, and much more.

Additionally, from your Android or Apple iOS device, NSC offers a free mobile app with access to news, events, campus directories, and maps. The app also provides access to add/drop classes, view final grades, check account balances, review financial aid, search for open classes, and much more. Download the NSC Mobile app by searching for it in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Computing

Computer workstations are located in the following locations:
Liberal Arts & Sciences - 1300 Nevada State Dr., Henderson, NV 89002

  • LAS-126: 5 Windows based workstations
  • LAS-129: 10 Windows based workstations
Roger Student Center - 1300 Nevada State Dr., Henderson, NV 89002
  • RSC-205 (Library): 16 Windows based workstation

All workstations provide access to the Internet, Microsoft Office, and printing.

Printing

Copiers/printers are located in each building and all enrolled students are topped off for free to $3.50 of print credit each semester. Black & white prints are $.05 per page with color prints costing $.15. Check your print credit by logging into the NSC Portal and clicking the “Printing” icon. If you run out of print credit, you can also add funds to your account online.

Wireless Access

Wireless access is available at all NSC facilities.

Email

All students get an @students.nsc.edu e-mail address that automatically forwards messages to your personal e-mail account on file in Student Center.

Support

Technical support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To reach our helpdesk call (702) 992-2400 or submit a request online by visiting http://my.nsc.edu and clicking on the “Need Help?” link.

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