Apr 17, 2024  
2022-2023 WWCC College Catalog 
    
2022-2023 WWCC College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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President’s Message

 

 

We all seek a meaningful and prosperous life for ourselves, our loved ones, and for our communities. A good education is the surest path to a fulfilling life. Your decision to attend Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) is your next step toward the life you want to create for yourself and others. Whether you gain the knowledge and skills to go straight to work, you prepare to transfer for further study, or you enrich your life through continuing/community education, WWCC will provide you with the tools you need to achieve your educational and life goals.

WWCC strives to be diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible, and to provide a welcoming learning environment to all. Our dedicated faculty and staff are here to provide you with the resources to enhance your job prospects, explore your interests or passions, and to learn new life skills.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, faculty, and staff, welcome to Walla Walla Community College.

Dr. Chad Hickox, President
Walla Walla Community College

 

 

 

Important Phone Numbers

Walla Walla (WW) Campus Information/Switchboard 509.522.2500
  Toll Free: 877.992.9922
Clarkston (CLK) Center Information/Switchboard 509.758.3339
  Toll Free: 877.992.9922
Academic Transfer (Arts & Sciences) 509.529.5553
Admissions and Registrar 509.524.5168
Advising / Student Success Center 509.527.4262
Associated Student Government, CLK 509.758.1718
Associated Student Government, WW (Campus Life) 509.527.4619
Athletics/HPER (Dietrich Activity Center) 509.527.4306
Bookstore, Warrior’s Locker 509.527.4255
Business Education (Accounting & Office Technology Programs) 509.527.4215
Business Services (Cashier, Payables/Receivables) 509.527.4201
College Style Salon 509.527.4247
Child Care, Clarkston (Tendercare) 509.758.1779
Child Care, Walla Walla (Bright Beginnings) 509.527.4544
Disabilities Services, Clarkston 509.758.1721
Disabilities Services, Walla Walla 509.527.4543
eLearning (Distance Learning) 509.524.5145
Extended Learning & Community Education 509.527.4331
Financial Aid 509.527.4301
Foundation (Inst. Development, Fundraising, Scholarships) 509.527.4275
Health Sciences/Allied Health & Safety Education 509.527.4589
Human Resources 509.527.4224
High School Programs  
  Alternative Education Program/Open Doors 509.527.4324
  CTE Dual Credit 509.527.1876
  College in the High School 509.529.5553
  High School 21+ 509.524.4808
  Running Start 509.527.4262
Instruction Administration 509.527.4289
Library Services 509.527.4277
Nursing, Clarkston 509.758.1702
Nursing, Walla Walla 509.527.4240
Nursing/WSU @ WWCC 509.524.5152
Payroll 509.527.4205
President 509.527.4274
Student Activities 509.527.4619
T.D.D. (Hearing Impaired) 509.527.4412
Technology Services Help Desk 509.527.4357
Testing Center 509.527.4267
Tickets/Box Office 509.527.4255
Transitional Studies 509.527.4304
TRiO, Student Support Services 509.527.4258
Veterans Education Benefits 509.527.1864
WorkFirst 509.527.1865
Worker Retraining 509.529.1113
Workforce Education 509.527.4582
WorkSource 509.524.5230

Board of Trustees

Mr. Bill Warren
Chair
Ms. Michelle Liberty
Vice-Chair
Mr. Tim Burt Mr. Sergio Hernandez Ms. Tara Leer

About This Catalog

This catalog is published for informational purposes only. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy at the time of printing; however, Walla Walla Community College reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time. This catalog does not constitute a contract between Walla Walla Community College and prospective or enrolled students, but students may earn certificates/degrees based on the catalog in effect at the time of entry, if continuously enrolled. Current information can be found using the digital catalog (Acalog) on the WWCC website at https://catalog.wwcc.edu/.

Accreditation

Walla Walla Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and certified by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) to offer courses in Academic Transfer Education, Workforce Education, Transitional Studies, and Extended Learning. In general, academic courses (100 level or higher) taken at this institution are transferable to most baccalaureate institutions. Walla Walla Community College is approved for veterans benefits for students eligible under the United States Code.

Documents describing the College’s accreditation are found in the office of the Vice President of Instruction and on the College’s website at www.wwcc.edu. Individuals may also contact:

Northwest Commission Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 100 • Redmond, WA 98052
425.558.4224 • www.nwccu.org

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

WHEREAS, Walla Walla Community College represents a community of people of diverse cultures, ages, sexual orientations, races, religions, abilities, ethnicities, and nationalities working and learning in an atmosphere of intellectual freedom and mutual respect; and

WHEREAS, WWCC remains committed to diversity in its students and employees that reflects the diversity of our communities; and

WHEREAS, WWCC is committed to offering courses and campus-wide activities that are inclusive and is committed to offering a diversity of perspectives and support for individual and cultural differences; and

WHEREAS, WWCC is committed to creating an educational environment that is welcoming to and encouraging of all students and community members; and

WHEREAS, WWCC is committed to helping students achieve their educational goals; and

WHEREAS, WWCC believes in the importance of providing role models among our employees that reflect the diversity of the community; and

WHEREAS, WWCC is committed to the vision of inclusiveness of all people in a climate of equality; and

WHEREAS, WWCC has no tolerance for discrimination or harassment; now

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that WWCC reaffirms its commitment to initiatives that increase diversity and reflect the communities we serve; and

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that WWCC strongly encourages all members of the college community to oppose acts of discriminatory behavior; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that WWCC encourages its employees and students actively to promote, develop, and value diversity on campus and in the community.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities may request information regarding campus access and accommodations by contacting Kristen Duede, the Coordinator of Disability Support Services, Walla Walla campus: 509.527.4543, kristen.duede@wwcc.edu; TDD 509.527.4412; or Heather Markwalter, Clarkston campus: 509.758.1721, heather.markwalter@wwcc.edu. WWCC complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Equal Opportunity Statement

Walla Walla Community College District No. 20 (WWCC) is committed to providing equal opportunity and nondiscrimination for all educational and employment applicants as well as for its students and employed staff, without regard to race; color; creed; national origin; sex; sexual orientation, including gender expression/identity; genetic information; marital status; age (over 40); the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability; the use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability; or status as a Vietnam and/or disabled veteran, National Guard member or reservist in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and any other applicable Federal and Washington State laws against discrimination. The Vice President of Human Resources is the College’s Title IX and Section 504 Officer and has overall Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity program responsibility. It is the day-to-day obligation of each WWCC staff member to support this policy and to ensure that fair and equitable treatment is provided to all persons accessing the services of the College. To review the College’s full Policy on Discrimination (Policy 2400), Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity (Policy 5000) and Title IX Equal Opportunity and Title IX Grievance Procedure (Policy/Procedure 2410), please visit https://www.wwcc.edu/policies-procedures/

Vice President of Human Resources
Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Compliance Officer
509.527.4300 • brooke.marshall@wwcc.edu
Walla Walla Community College • 500 Tausick Way

Student Right-to-Know and Safety Act

The safety and security of all members of Walla Walla Community College is a priority for the Walla Walla Community College Campus Security and Environmental Health and Safety Department. In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, Walla Walla Community College publishes information concerning campus security policies and campus crime statistics for the most recent three-year period online at https://www.wwcc.edu/security-environmental-health-safety/clery-act-compliance/. Additional information may be obtained from the Campus Security and Environmental Health and Safety Department, which is located in Bldg. D on the Walla Walla campus or by calling 509.526.7233 or emailing campussafety@wwcc.edu. To review all policies related to Safety, please visit https://www.wwcc.edu/policies-procedures/ to review policies 3500-3620.

The College

Located on approximately 130 acres, the WWCC Walla Walla campus is a center for innovation, education, training, and learning opportunities throughout the region it serves (Walla Walla, Columbia, Asotin, Garfield Counties, and bordering counties in Idaho and Oregon). WWCC’s Clarkston campus, located in Clarkston, Washington, serves the education and training needs of community members within Asotin and Garfield counties. The College also has education and training centers at two correctional facilities: Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla and Coyote Ridge Corrections Center in Connell, Washington.

Walla Walla Community College offers a comprehensive curriculum of academic and workforce training programs. The major areas of studies include Academic Transfer, Workforce Education, Pre-College, Basic Skills, and Bachelor of Applied Science degrees. In addition, WWCC offers courses through extended learning; dual-credit and alternative high school programs; workplace learning centers; outreach learning programs; and lifelong opportunities, including Kids College and Quest, a program that offers short courses to persons age 50+.

WWCC Vision Statement

WWCC will be the catalyst that transforms our students’ lives and the communities we serve.

WWCC Mission Statement

Walla Walla Community College inspires all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services.

WWCC Core Themes

Walla Walla Community College identified three core themes that manifest essential elements of its mission. The core themes are: Student Success, Strong Communities, and Resource Stewardship. Core Themes describe the fundamental aspects of the College’s mission by translating it into practice.

Institutional Values

Learning Opportunities. We value learning and encourage students to acquire a rich and wide body of knowledge, as well as a love of their chosen discipline. We provide an environment that fosters active learning and support services necessary to help all students achieve their potential. Everything we do is focused on expanding student access, retention, and completion.

Integrity. Integrity is an essential component of the common bond within Walla Walla Community College. Efficient accomplishment of institutional goals is based on trust and mutual respect. We value honesty, fairness and ethical behavior.

Sense of Community. We strive to build community. We value a climate where all individuals feel accepted and meaningfully involved in a common cause. We recognize we are interdependent and demonstrate respect for one another.

Teamwork. We value partnerships within the College and with members of the communities we serve. We practice collaboration in plans, actions, and shared results.

Diversity. We oppose all barriers that separate people from opportunities: barriers of socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, and inexperience with the educational system.

Innovation. Walla Walla Community College values, respects, and rewards the enthusiastic pursuit of new ideas, creative risk-taking, and entrepreneurial endeavors. Encouraging the pursuit of excellence and innovation will help the College prepare students and staff to shape the future. Creativity is one of our most important resources in the 21st Century.

Health and Humor. We value a healthy environment that encourages humor, creativity, and enjoyment of work. We promote health, wellness, and safety within the College and the communities we serve.

Personal and Professional Growth. We value the growth of both our students and staff. We believe that our own engagement in the learning process enhances our ability to enrich our personal lives, careers, and work in the global community.

Excellence. We value superior quality and are dedicated to continued improvement in all college programs and services. We practice an ongoing systematic planning and evaluation process to ensure that our programs and services are distinctive, relevant, responsive, and of the highest quality.

Sustainability. Walla Walla Community College values the well-being of our communities and is dedicated to protecting and restoring our resources. We advocate for and demonstrate practices that promote economic and environmental sustainability.