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Student Resources

Important Information

Published on November 30, 2020 4:29pm

Dear Capital Students,

As part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Connecticut Community College students will have the option to convert any grades they earn in classes completed during the fall 2020 term to Credit for Transfer (CRT) / Credit (CR) / No Credit (NCE) grading. This option does not apply to courses for which a student applied for and received an incomplete.

Students can apply through MyCommnet for CRT / CR / NCE grades for all courses completed in the Fall 2020 term between December 23, 2020 and January 8, 2021 or until a credential is awarded, whichever is earlier.

There are many things to consider before choosing this option:

  • Students can apply up to 15 credits of “CR”, “CRT”, or “Pass” grades to a degree.
  • If you are applying for entrance into a specialized program this option may not meet the eligibility requirements for that program.
  • Courses for which students earn a “CR” grade count for general education courses but may not meet major course or prerequisite requirements.
  • A “CRT” grade will transfer and apply to major and general education requirements at any CSCU institution with or without the completion of an associate degree in most cases. There may be exceptions for how a course applies to major requirements in specialized or selective admission programs.
  • Courses for which students earn a CR grade will transfer to a CSCU institution with a completed associate degree, although applicability of a CR may vary in programs that require a grade of C or above in specific courses.
  • Courses for which students earn an “NCE” grade will not fulfill any requirements.
  • CRT, CR, and NCE grades will not have an impact on the student’s GPA.

Students are encouraged to speak with their advisor with any questions, or go to the CSCU system website for additional information: https://www.ct.edu/academics/convert. This page includes general Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the policy, instructions on how students can request the conversion of grades to this option, and a link to MyCommnet.

Capital Community College also has a more comprehensive FAQ document about the policy that has a lot of “meat” that is specific to Capital students… This document pprovides detailed information and guidance for students in specific programs (such as Nursing, Paramedic, Radiologic Technology, Medical Assisting, and Social Services)… along with all the other general FAQ information that the BOR system office developed for students. This Capital-specific FAQ document is​ available to view and download here.

As always… Please continue to regularly check this page where we post all COVID-related updates and information in one location.

Please note – We have also extended the Withdraw deadline to Monday, December 7. If you decide to withdraw please email the Registrar’s Office at Ca-Registrar@capitalcc.edu by December 7.

Published on March 20, 2020 12:27pm

Dear Capital Students,

We are following up on messages from earlier this week with additional details on our transition to becoming a fully online institution for the remainder of the semester. Such a rapid move of course presents a number of challenges, but after continuous discussions with our faculty, staff, and students, we are confident that we are in great position to deliver the high quality education you deserve. Please carefully read the below information, as it is important for the next phase of our educational conversion.

Regional presidents continue to work with campus leaders, academic deans, and faculty to determine whether courses can continue in an online format. The good news is that the vast majority of classes – a higher number than initially expected – will be able to continue remotely.

Classes that cannot be delivered entirely online.

In the event that one or more of your classes cannot completed online, we will reach out to you directly.

Refunds

CCC along with all CSCU institutions is unable to refund tuition and fees, because we are converting to an online instruction model for the remainder of the semester. Students are asked to complete the coursework that you have begun this semester. In the unlikely event that a class is cancelled by the college, we will provide further information about refunds to impacted students.

How to receive critical services such as academic support, advising, and disability services

Academic Advising for New Students who enrolled at Capital Community College in Spring 2020

Email ca-advising@groups.ct.edu with any questions, or Register for an online First Year Registration Session (FYR) at www.timecenter.com/counseling/.

Advising for All Continuing Students

If you know what courses you need for your major, you can go to mycommnet after April 6 and build your schedule.

If you don’t know what courses you need for your major in the next semester here are some options.

If you are in a program, you have been assigned a faculty advisor, email them with any questions. (Find your advisor info on myCommNet.)
If you are familiar with Degree Works, run your audit to determine which courses you need. If you are in the General Studies or Liberal Arts major contact ca-counseling@capitalcc.edu and we will help you out! Make sure you tell us the best way to reach you.

Disability Services

Students needing adjustments to their accommodations due to the change in format of courses or students who have questions about whether they qualify for services will continue to be assisted. Email ca-disabilities@ccc.commnet.edu with any questions or concerns regarding accommodations you may need or already receiving.

Mental Health Services

It’s important to take care of your mental health during these trying times. Check out the state page for tips on taking care of your behavioral health https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Pages/Behavioral-Health.

It’s ok to reach out when you feel you cannot handle your emotions on your own. There are resources for you to seek support. If you are in crisis please text the crisis line at 741741 or call (860) 297-0999 for crisis intervention in the Hartford area.

You can also call 211 or visit https://www.211ct.org/ for access to mental health counseling services as well as a variety of other services.

Academic Success Center/E-Tutoring Services
The Academic Success Center will continue to provide quality tutoring services via remote access through: http://etutoringonline.org/ This free service, available to all registered CCC students, includes the below.

LIVE TUTORING
Meet with a tutor in a one-on-one tutoring session via a fully interactive online meeting room for math (algebra, statistics, calculus), biology including anatomy & physiology, chemistry, accounting, and nursing.

Online Writing Lab: Across all Subjects: Submit a draft of your paper with an explanation of your assignment, ask for specific feedback, and receive a detailed response within 48-72 hours.

eQuestions for all subjects including writing: Post a specific question for one of the eTutors and get a response within 48 hours. Writing eQuestions can help you understand your assignment, generate ideas, refine your thesis, and address specific sentence and punctuation issues.

HOW DO YOU SIGN UP?
To sign up and set up an account, go to www.etutoringonline.org and click on “Login” in the upper right hand corner. Next, select “Connecticut” then select “Capital Community College”. In the next window, select “Need an Account?” and fill out the registration form. Use your college login ID as your username (eg: 12345678@student.commnet.edu) and choose a safe password that you’ll easily remember. Enter your current email which will be used to reset your password in case you forget it. (Only Banner numbers of currently registered students will be accepted.

For more information, please email Marie Basche, Academic Success Center Director at: abasche@capitalcc.edu

Information on free internet offers for those who don’t have access during the outbreak.

Comcast, Cox, and Charter are all currently offering some form of free internet service for students.

Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households and More (Charter Communications)
Internet Essentials (Comcast)
Cox Coronavirus (COVID-19) response (Cox)

Library Services

If you need research assistance, (finding articles, accessing online resources, works cited help), or have general library questions, please email us at CA-LibraryStaff@capitalcc.edu. In addition, please visit our webpage: http://capital.libguides.com/library/ for information that can assist you in completing research assignments. Click on the “Find Articles” tab to access our databases that contain millions of journal, newspaper, and magazine articles. To access these databases from off-campus, you will be prompted for your Banner ID and password. Should you need assistance creating your MLA or APA formatted paper and the proper citations, check out the “Citing Sources” tab for citation generators and video content on how to format your paper. We will be adding additional video content in the coming weeks to provide library instruction that is accessible from home, so check out our website periodically for new content.

Student Activities

As we all continue to experience each new day with an unfamiliar lifestyle by way of the (COVID-19) pandemic, your health is still your wealth! As a member of the Capital Community College family, your mental, physical and spiritual health is still a high priority to us, and because of that we’ve provided some online links to help you get through this time.

With teamwork we will continue to push through this semester online, prepare for next semester and most importantly plan for our futures.

These are great motivational and health tools below to help encourage, motivate and build on areas you may need improvement. Remember, your future is still your responsibility and it is always best to be ready, so that when it’s time to perform, you don’t have to get ready! Check back weekly for more health and wellness initiatives we’ll have.

Motivational Videos

Studying
Pushing Yourself
Motivation

Stress and Coping Skills

Coping Skills
Tips for Stress
Breathing

Preparing for your Future

Interpersonal Skills
Interpersonal Skills Articles
Networking Skills
Interviewing Skills
Dress for Success
Dress for Success

Exercise

Instructional Dance Moves
Hip-Hop Workout Video
Yoga

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Food Pantry

Those in need of food visit 211
Daily Information and Resources
Mobile Foodshare – You can also text “FOODSHARE” to 85511.

Financial Aid

Processing your financial aid for the remainder of the semester will continue. If you have any questions about your award for this semester, please check on my.commnet.edu, email us or call. If you have questions about your refund, please check your student account on my.commnet.edu or contact the Business office at CA-Bursar@ccc.commnet.edu.

If you haven’t already done so, complete your 2020-2021 FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. As we begin to award for next year, you will get updates to your student college email. If you need assistance in completing the FAFSA, please refer to the videos on the college webpage under the financial aid tab or contact us. We are providing remote assistance should you need it.

Graduation

Although the Capital Community College Commencement Exercises have been canceled this year the college will still graduate students. If you are prepared to graduate you must complete the Graduation Application form. Upon completion please email the form to ca-counseling@capitalcc.edu. Capital Community College is proud of all our graduates. Please check back here for updates on our plans to honor this year’s graduating class.

Please be safe during this unprecedented time and do your part to reduce the spreading of COVID-19 throughout our community by exercise social distancing and hand washing guidelines.

We’ll get through this together.

G. Duncan Harris, Ed. D.
CEO

Miah LaPierre-Dreger, EdD
Dean of Academic and Student Affairs

Jason Scappaticci
Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Published on March 16, 2020 1:58pm
Hello CCC Students,

We’re sure many of you are a bit worried about your transition to online learning in response to the COVID-19 situation, but we want to reassure you that we have put together numerous resources to help you as you prepare for classes to resume online after March 23rd:

Two Months of FREE Internet from Comcast
To help individuals work and study online in light of COVID-19 concerns, COMCAST will be offering free internet for two months, for those who qualify. Click here for more information.

Blackboard Training Resources for Students
All students have been (or will be soon) enrolled in a free course in Blackboard titled “Essential Skills for Attending Courses Remotely” … This course contains short videos on all the major functions of Blackboard, Office 365 and WebEx. Most videos are around 3 minutes in length and are targeted to a particular task in Blackboard, Office or WebEx.

Students who are not familiar with Blackboard or MyCommNet may want to watch these 3 videos first to familiarize yourself with MyCommNet and Blackboard before logging in:
Signing into MyCommNet or Blackboard for the first time

http://supportcenter.ct.edu/NetID/netid-faq.asp#Q3

MyCommNet Tour for Students, Faculty, or Staff: Learn what you can access in the Connecticut Community Colleges MyCommNet portal: Email, Blackboard, Banner Self-Service for students and faculty.

https://youtu.be/ZEF-EqoAoOE

Student Informational Video on Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Help Desks:

ConnSCU Support Center (available 24/7)
https://cscu.edusupportcenter.com/
860-723-0221CapitalCC Blackboard Help
mfarrell@capitalcc.edu
I hope this information is helpful for you as you prepare for classes to resume online starting Monday, March 23rd. If you have additional questions, please reach contact your professor, Associate Dean Scappaticci, or Dean LaPierre-Dreger by email or phone.

In the meantime, please continue to follow CDC guidelines for staying healthy. Please also check your campus email regularly for additional updates and announcements.

Have a safe and healthy spring break!

Miah LaPierre-Dreger, Ed.D.
Dean of Academic and Student Affairs
(860) 906-5010
mlapierre-dreger@capitalcc.edu

Jason Scappaticci
Associate Dean of Student Affairs
860-906-5085
jscappaticci@capitalcc.edu

Published on March 2020
The Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) has made the decision to close all CSCU institutions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus. Therefore, the Capital Community College building will be closed from 10pm, March 12, until 7am Monday, April 6. Students will not have access to the building during this period.

Following Spring Break, all classes will be moved to an online-only format until at least Sunday, April 5.
Should you need internet access during the online-only time period but do not have access at home, all Hartford Public Library locations and town libraries offer public Wi-Fi as well as many local businesses including Panera and Dunkin Donuts.
Students who engage in off-campus clinics, internships, and similar experiential activities may continue to attend them if their respective facility remains open. Please check with your professor or supervisor, if necessary.
Faculty and staff have been instructed to use online tools, including Blackboard to assist with teaching and communicating with students in the most efficient manner. Please see below for helpful information about how to use the online Blackboard system. Please also watch for further details on the best ways to contact people on campus from your remote location if needed.
All campus events scheduled between March 12 and April 5 are canceled (no matter the size), including those sponsored by external clients.
Please keep in mind that this information may change at any time and we will alert you through your student email and text messaging of any updates.
Using MyCommnet and Blackboard

If you are unsure how to log into the college’s online MyCommnet system or your classroom Blackboard page, please go to the college’s YouTube channel for helpful video tutorials such as:

Using MyCommnet
Accessing Blackboard from MyCommnet
Navigating a course in Blackboard
Accessing your College email using Office 365
And many others!…

As one might expect, the COVID-19 situation and conditions are changing by the day—sometimes by the hour. Be assured that we continue to work closely with President Ojakian, the Connecticut Department of Public Health, and the Governor’s Office to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all members of our campus community.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding as we work through all necessary adjustments. We urge you to continue to follow CDC guidelines for staying healthy.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email your professor, Associate Dean Scappaticci, or Dean LaPierre-Dreger.

Thank you students.

Study hard and stay healthy!

Miah LaPierre-Dreger, Ed.D.
Dean of Academic and Student Affairs
(860) 906-5010
mlapierre-dreger@capitalcc.edu

Jason Scappaticci
Associate Dean of Student Affairs
(860) 906-5085
jscappaticci@capitalcc.edu

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