Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
    
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

Student Services and Resources



Basic Food Employment & Training

509.527.1865 - Walla Walla • 509.751.4078 - Clarkston
www.wwcc.edu/student-resources/bfet

The Basic Food Employment & Training (BFE&T) program is a partnership with Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) that provides assistance to students enrolled in Workforce Training or Adult Basic Education pathways. Program benefits include establishing and/or maintaining eligibility for Basic Food, as well as other public benefits such as Working Connections Child Care subsidy. BFE&T provides financial aid/tuition assistance, books, and other support services available on a case by case basis. BFE&T tuition assistance provides a bridge into training while other resources such as Pell grant are pending.

Campus Recreation, Fitness, and Intramurals

studentlife.wwcc.edu/rec-center/

The Student Recreation Center is available free of charge to all enrolled students. As hours of operations vary, students should check the website for the most up-to-date information.

Intramurals is an extracurricular sports program open to currently enrolled students. Programming reflects a broad spectrum of activities that vary seasonally and may be on or off campus. Information is available on the Student Life website.

Career Services

509.207.2426 - Walla Walla • 509.758.3339 - Clarkston
www.wwcc.edu/career-services

Career assessments relating to interests, abilities, personality, and decision-making styles are available free-of-charge to WWCC students and are interpreted by professionally-trained staff. Some assessments are readily available online and others may be requested or recommended during individual appointments. WWCC’s career services website also provides labor market information for in-demand occupations and related educational pathways, as well as resume-building tools and networking advice. Throughout the academic year, Career Services facilitates educational workshops, employer meet and greets and multi-industry career fairs that are available to all students.

Center for Integrated Learning

509.526.2137
https://www.wwcc.edu/elearning/

The Center for Integrated Learning is dedicated to professional development for faculty and staff as well as to ensuring the support of students as they engage in meaningful learning. The Center offers to help in-person and virtually for the use of Canvas in all courses, as well as assistance with other eLearning tools for online courses or components. The Center seeks to build upon current practices through innovation and ensure continuous improvement in curriculum planning, course design, instruction, and assessment of student achievement.

Child Care

509.527.4544 Walla Walla • 509.758.1779 Clarkston

Childcare centers located on the Walla Walla and Clarkston campuses are open weekdays for children ages one month to five years old. Hours and costs within the operating day are flexible to accommodate varying schedules. For the Walla Walla campus please call the number listed above or visit www.brightbeginningswwcc.com. For the Clarkston Campus, The Tender Care childcare center is open weekdays, 6: 30 AM to 6: 30 PM, for children infant one to six years old, tendercarechildren.com/about-us. Hours within the operating day are flexible to accommodate varying schedules.

For referrals to licensed childcare providers in our area visit Child Care Aware at www.wwcc.edu/wes/child-care/.

Clubs & Organizations

studentlife.wwcc.edu/clubs-orgs

Any group of students can form a club to promote their common interests. Currently there are over 10 clubs across campuses. Students interested in starting a club should reach out to the Student Club Council Chair or SGA Clarkston for more information or visit our websites.

Counseling Services (Emotional/Mental Health Counseling)

509.527.4262 - Walla Walla • 509.758.3339 - Clarkston
www.wwcc.edu/advising/personal-counseling/

  • Confidential, short-term counseling services
  • Free for enrolled students
  • In-person and online appointment options available
  • Resource and referral support

Disability Support Services

509.527.4543 - Walla Walla
509.758.1721 - Clarkston
www.wwcc.edu/dss

Disability Support Services (DSS) works to ensure that students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of campus life. We provide accommodations, training and advocacy to help foster students’ independence, ensure recognition of their strengths, as well as their disability challenges. No student shall, on the basis of their disability, be excluded from their participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any college program or activity. Additionally, DSS maintains compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and State of Washington Laws of 1994, Chapter 105.

To receive accommodations students are responsible for formally requesting accommodations in a timely manner, as well as providing documentation prepared by a qualified provider with credentials to diagnose the student’s disability. Students will meet with their campus coordinator to take part in an interactive process to determine eligibility and reasonable accommodations. Accommodations cannot be applied retroactively so it is recommended to start the process early. To register with DSS, fill out the application at www.wwcc.edu/dss or contact your campuses office for assistance.

Employment

509.207.2426 - Walla Walla • 509.758.3339 - Clarkston

Student Help/Work Study Positions

On campus student jobs are available to both Walla Walla and Clarkston students through Career Services. Work-study positions are available to students who qualify to receive work study funds through the Financial Aid office. Other community and regional job opportunities are also posted online through our carer coach website.

GED® Test Administration

509.527.4267 - Walla Walla • 509.758.3339 - Clarkston
www.wwcc.edu/testing

Walla Walla Community College is an official GED (General Educational Development) testing center. Students interested in the GED testing service must register for exams at www.ged.com. After successful completion of GED exams, a certificate is issued by the State of Washington for Washington residents. The GED testing fee is $30.00 per test.

Medical/Injury Insurance

509.527.4300 - Walla Walla • 509.758.3339 - Clarkston
4studenthealth.relationinsurance.com/

Reduced rates are available for student injury only insurance policies through Relation Education Solutions. Relation provides insurance coverage and program administration services for over 900 colleges and universities across the United States. Information can be obtained by visiting the website above.

Honors Program

509.527.4298 - Walla Walla
www.wwcc.edu/honors

The Walla Walla Community College Honors Program offers successful and highly motivated students the chance to advance both their learning and their prospects for college, scholarship, and career advancement through uniquely challenging coursework and focused activities. The program is designed to be completed within an AA/AS degree pathway, or with permission from program directors. Designation of Honors will be noted on the transcript or degree. Students may enroll in the Honors Program if they enter WWCC with a 3.5 high school GPA, or if they have earned at least 15 college credits at WWCC with a 3.5 GPA.

Housing

509.527.4262 - Walla Walla • 509.758.3339 - Clarkston
www.wwcc.edu/housing

Walla Walla Community College does not have on-campus housing. Information for local real estate and property management firms, apartment complexes, and housing opportunities for the Walla Walla Campus can be found online at the link above.

Intercollegiate Athletics

509.527.4306 - Walla Walla
warriors.wwcc.edu

WWCC is a member of the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) and the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, fielding a variety of men’s and women’s teams. Women may compete in volleyball, soccer, basketball, and softball. Men may compete in basketball, baseball, and soccer. Additionally, WWCC has highly successful men’s and women’s rodeo teams that compete throughout the Northwest.

Library

Walla Walla Campus - Building D, 2nd Floor
Clarkston Campus - 2nd Floor
www.wwcc.edu/library
library@wwcc.edu

Through locations in Walla Walla and Clarkston as well as online, the Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) Libraries provide a range of services and resources to meet the needs of the College community. The WWCC Libraries offer a welcoming space, study rooms, and computer and printer access to support the teaching and learning needs of WWCC students, faculty, and staff. The WWCC Libraries provide an extensive print and online collection to meet the academic needs of the College community; this includes 25,000 books, DVDs, Spanish language materials, and a wide variety of online databases that provide convenient access to eBooks, articles, reports, and streaming media both on and off-campus. In addition, materials may be requested and delivered between campuses and the library also offers a robust interlibrary loan service that allows students, faculty, and staff to request research materials from libraries throughout the country.

WWCC librarians are available to assist with research in person, via e-mail, or via zoom. The WWCC Libraries offer an “Ask-a-Librarian 24/7 live chat service”. Subject and course-specific research guides are also available to help students navigate and explore resources.

WWCC librarians are here to help! Please visit the library in person or online for more information about library services and access to resources. Accessing Library resources off campus requires a WWCC ID number (if enrolled or employed prior to 09/01/22) or your complete WWCC e-mail (if enrolled or employed after 09/01/2022).

Opportunity Grant

509.524.5191 - Walla Walla 509.758.3339 - Clarkston
www.wwcc.edu/oppgrant

The Opportunity Grant program provides funding and resource services to Washington State resident students who meet financial eligibility requirements and are enrolled in identified high-demand educational pathways.

Student Activities

509.527.4351 - Walla Walla 509.758.3339 - Clarkston
studentlife.wwcc.edu/student-activities

Students at Walla Walla Community College are encouraged to participate in programs and activities beyond the classroom. Events and activities are provided to assist students in pursuing a variety of interests, often at no cost. The WWCC Student Activities Team (SAT) provides many different activities throughout the year. If you are interested in volunteering or helping with various events, please contact the Student Activities office located in the Student Activity Center for more information or visit our website. News and events are available at the website listed above and on Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok @wwccstudentlife and on Snapchat.

Student Government Association

509.527.4351 Walla Walla 509.758.3339 Clarkston
https://studentlife.wwcc.edu/sga

Elections for student body officers are held during the spring quarter each school year. Contact the SGA executive officers for details. Student Government is comprised of executive officers and assistants. News and events are available at the website listed above and on Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

Student Code of Conduct

https://www.wwcc.edu/about/policies-procedures-rule-making/policies-and-procedures/?ecopen=student-services-7000#student-services-7000

The College publishes it policy on the Student Code of Conduct.  The policy provides information regarding student services, college and academic resources, policies regarding conduct and academic standards, campus maps, and important dates.

Student Success Center (Advising)

509.527.4262 - Walla Walla • 509.758.3339 - Clarkston
www.wwcc.edu/advising

Advisors, navigators, and counselors, in the Student Success Center help students identify and successfully achieve their education, career, and personal goals. Staff members also assist students with addressing financial and personal barriers to completing their education with the development of navigation skills and advocating for students when appropriate.

Testing Center

509.527.4267 - Walla Walla 509.758.3339 - Clarkston
testing@wwcc.edu • www.wwcc.edu/testing

Professional staff members provide proctoring services for distance learning exams, make-up exams and other specialty exams including CLEP, TEASV and PearsonVUE. Appointments for testing are available Monday through Friday. Please call or email the contact information above or check on the website at www.wwcc.edu/testing for availability. The Walla Walla Campus Testing Center is located in Room 236, on the second floor of the Bldg. D on the Walla Walla campus.

The Testing Center at the Clarkston Campus is located in the Main Building, room 117.

Transportation

509.525.9140 - Walla Walla
509.527.3779 - Dial-A-Ride/Walla Walla
208.298-1340 - Clarkston
www.wwcc.edu/wes/transportation/

The Valley Transit bus system in Walla Walla provides transportation to/from the College throughout Walla Walla and College Place. On the Walla Walla campus, bus passes are available for purchase with the cashier in Business Services or via the Tokin Transit mobile app. Dial-A-Ride arrangements can be made for students with mobility disabilities in Walla Walla. The Columbia County Public Transportation bus provides transportation for students between Dayton and Walla Walla and makes one drop-off and pick-up Monday - Friday in front of the Walla Walla campus main building.

The Clarkston campus is on the valley-wide transit line with a stop on Bridge Street in front of the campus. Contact the numbers above for route and schedule information.

TRIO/Student Support Services

509.527.4258 - Walla Walla • 509.751.4054 - Clarkston
www.wwcc.edu/trio

The TRIO Student Support Services program’s goal to increase student retention, graduation, and transfer rates for WWCC students through personalized advising and high-impact services (below).Students must meet eligibility requirements: US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and either be a first-generation college student (neither parent has graduated from a four-year college), meet TRIO low-income guidelines, or have a documented disability. Students must be pursuing an associate’s degree at WWCC and/or planning to transfer to a four-year college. The program application is available on the web at http://www.wwcc.edu/trio/application/ or at the TRIO office on both WWCC campuses.

Services provided by TRIO include:

  • Highly individualized academic, college/career, and personal advising
  • Free one-to-one tutoring services
  • Priority registration (after Veterans)
  • Two free official transcripts per year
  • Financial Aid and scholarship assistance
  • Transfer planning to four-year colleges, including campus visits

Veterans Affairs

509.527.1864 - Walla Walla
www.wwcc.edu/vets
veterans@wwcc.edu

A Veterans Education Benefit Specialist is located on the Walla Walla Campus to assist veterans attending both the Walla Walla and Clarkston campuses with obtaining VA Education Benefits, including Tuition Assistance (TA). The Veterans Affairs office assists veterans/dependents/service members with the application process and monitors usage of education benefits and TA for compliance with Department of Veterans Affairs and DoD MOU policies and procedures. Eligible service members utilizing TA funding will be directed to speak with their Educational Service Officer (ESO) or counselor within their Military Service prior to enrollment.

Veterans Benefits Approval Statement: Selected programs of study at Walla Walla Community College are approved by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board’s State Approving Agency (WTECB/SAA) for enrollment of those eligible to receive benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, USC.

Walla Walla Community College does not and will not provide any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on success in securing enrollment or federal financial aid (including TA funds) to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting or admissions activities or in making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance. The institution refrains from high-pressure recruitment tactics such as making multiple unsolicited contacts (3 or more), including by phone, email, or in-person, or engage in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing service member enrollments.

Compliance with VA’s 85/15 Rule: Schools should limit student enrollment to 85% veteran enrollment per cohort. In the event that a veteran wishes to enroll in a class that has already reached the 85% cap, he or she may do that but will not be eligible for VA funding. Chapter 35 and 31 students may still enroll even if the 85 percent has been realized.

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), this school adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Veteran Readiness and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA. This school will not:

  • Prevent the student’s enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to;
  • Require student to secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny their access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Produce the Certificate of Eligibility by the first day of class;
  • Provide written request to be certified;
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies

Warrior Tutoring Services

Students who need assistance with their classes may receive directions on accessing free tutoring, both in person and online, from the main tutoring page (https://www.wwcc.edu/wts/​). Free online tutoring via Zoom is accessed by following the above link where students are signed up to the Warrior Tutoring Services Canvas course shell. Further instructions on how tutoring works as well as a list of tutors and their work hours can be found within the course. Time and subject availability may vary, though Warrior Tutoring Services covers most science, math, and writing courses offered.

Warrior Tutoring Services offers drop-in tutoring services which means no appointments are required for tutoring. Students come and go as needed. Tutors are recognized by their green vests and are happy to assist with any questions regarding courses. Tutoring schedules can also be found therein. In addition to tutoring, Warrior Tutoring Services offers a spacious workspace to study in, calculators and study material for classes, anatomy models, and quiet rooms with computers, webs cams, and headsets for student use. Check the above Canvas website for hours of availability. If a student is unsure about getting tutoring support, or if the subject appears to fall outside the confines of what is listed above, send an email inquiry to warriortutoring@wwcc.edu.

Warrior’s Locker - College Store

509.527.4255 - Walla Walla • 509.758.3339 - Clarkston
collegestore.wwcc.edu

In Walla Walla, the Warrior’s Locker is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In Clarkston, the Warrior’s Locker is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Summer hours may vary on both campuses.

Other services include:

  • Warrior Espresso Bar & convenience store (Walla Walla)
  • Apparel, logo merchandise, gifts and greeting cards
  • Course materials & supplies
  • SGA discount event ticket outlet

Welcome Center & Outreach

509.522.2500 - Walla Walla • 509.758.3339 Clarkston
www.wwcc.edu/welcome/

The Welcome Center and Outreach team serve as the main point of contact for Walla Walla Community College, managing its Welcome Center, main switchboard, Lost & Found, and organizing the College’s recruitment efforts. The Welcome Center staff serve as a resource to help students, parents, and community partners connect with WWCC. The Welcome Center and Outreach Department offer campus tours to individuals and groups, provide information to support student success, organize opportunities for potential students and community members to learn about the college, and represent the College at off-site events. All services available in Spanish and in English. Let us show you why WWCC is your best choice. Offices are located at the center of Main Building (D) on the Walla Walla Campus of WWCC.

WorkFirst

509.524.4790 - Walla Walla • 509.751.4078 - Clarkston
www.wwcc.edu/workfirst

WorkFirst is Washington’s temporary cash assistance (TANF) program for low-income families. The goal of the WorkFirst program is to help TANF recipients build a pathway that can lead them out of poverty and toward economic security. WorkFirst assists low-income parents in gaining skills necessary to compete in today’s labor market in order to obtain self-sufficiency through living wage employment.

Working with local partners including Department of Social & Health Services, Employment Security, and Blue Mountain Action Council, Walla Walla Community College’s WorkFirst team receives referrals, develops education and training plans, and optimizes available resources to provide educational services and workforce training to eligible students.

Worker Retraining

509.529.1113 - Walla Walla • 509.751.4078 - Clarkston
www.wwcc.edu/wrt

Worker Retraining assists qualifying student enrolled in workforce training, adult basic education, or English language acquisition pathways. Eligibility categories include Unemployment Benefit recipients or those who have exhausted within the past 48 months, displaced homemakers, vulnerable or underemployed workers, formerly self-employed, and Veterans who have been discharged from the U.S. armed services within the past 48 months. Worker Retraining services include career exploration and career pathway planning, educational planning, screening for funding resources, and assistance with tuition, fees, and books while other resources such as Pell grant are pending.

Workforce Education Services (WES)

509.529.1113 - Walla Walla • 509.751.4078 - Clarkston
www.wwcc.edu/wes

Workforce Education Services (WES) provides educational and career navigation for students enrolled in workforce training pathways and/or career and academic preparation. WES programs include Basic Food Employment & Training, Perkins (one-on-one tutoring services), WISE Grant, Worker Retraining, and WorkFirst. WES services promote up-front connections to resources and on-going support for students in workforce training pathways.

Services include:

  • Career exploration and career pathway planning
  • Educational planning including financial aid navigation, budgeting for college, and financial literacy
  • Tuition assistance to bridge into training
  • Support services available on a case-by-case basis