Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 WWCC College Catalog 
    
2024-2025 WWCC College Catalog

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President’s Message

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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

 

 

 

Mensaje del Presidente

Todos buscamos una vida próspera y con sentido para nosotros, nuestros seres queridos y nuestras comunidades. El camino más seguro hacia una vida plena es una buena educación. Tu decisión de asistir a Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) es el próximo paso hacia la vida que quieres construir para ti y para los demás. Ya sea que adquieras los conocimientos y habilidades para ir directamente a trabajar, te prepares para mudarte y seguir estudiando, o enriquezcas tu vida a través de la educación continua/comunitaria, WWCC te proporcionará las herramientas que necesitas para cumplir tus objetivos en la educación y en la vida.

WWCC se esfuerza por fomentar la diversidad, la equidad, la inclusión y la asequibilidad, y por ofrecer un entorno de aprendizaje donde todos sean bienvenidos. Con un gran compromiso, nuestro personal docente y no docente está aquí para brindarte los recursos que te permitan mejorar tus perspectivas laborales, profundizar en tus intereses o pasiones, y aprender nuevas habilidades para la vida.

En nombre del Consejo Directivo y el personal docente y no docente, te damos la bienvenida a Walla Walla Community College.

Dr. Chad Hickox, Presidente
Walla Walla Community College

 

Important Phone Numbers

Walla Walla (WW) Campus Information/Welcome Desk 509.522.2500
  Toll Free: 877.992.9922
Clarkston (CLK) Campus Information/Main Number 509.758.3339
  Toll Free: 877.992.9922
Academic Transfer (Arts & Sciences) 509.529.5553
Admissions and Records / Registrar 509.524.5168
Advising and Counseling / Student Success Center 509.527.4262
Alumni Relations 509.527.4654
Athletics (Dietrich Activity Center) 509.527.4306
Bookstore (Warrior’s Locker) 509.527.4255
Business Services 509.527.4201
Campus Safety and Security 509.526.7233
Cashiering 509.527.4204
Center for Integrated Learning 509.593.1489
Child Care, Clarkston (Tendercare) 509.758.1779
Child Care, Walla Walla (Bright Beginnings) 509.540.6501
College Style Salon 509.527.4247
Continuing and Community Education 509.527.4331
Disabilities Services, Clarkston 509.758.1721
Disabilities Services, Walla Walla 509.527.4543
Financial Aid 509.527.4301
Foundation (Fundraising and Scholarships) 509.527.4275
Allied Health & Safety Education 509.527.4589
Human Resources 509.527.4224
High School Programs  
  Alternative Education Program/Open Doors 509.527.4637
  CTE Dual Credit 509.527.4619
  College in the High School 509.527.5187
  High School 21+ 509.527.4637
  Running Start, Clarkston 509.758.1703
  Running Start, Walla Walla 509.527.4291
Instruction Administration 509.527.4289
Library Services, Clarkston 509.758.1714
Library Services, Walla Walla 509.527.4277
Nursing, Clarkston 509.758.1706
Nursing, Walla Walla 509.527.4240
Outreach / Welcome Center 509.522.2500
Payroll 509.527.4545
President 509.527.4274
Student Government Association, Clarkston 509.751.4075
Student Government Association, Walla Walla 509.527.4351
Student Life 509.527.4351
Student Recreation Center 509.394.6422
Technology Services Help Desk 509.527.4357
Testing Center 509.527.4267
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

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

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. 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 Planning, Effectiveness, and Economic Development, and on the College’s website at www.wwcc.edu/about/accreditation/. 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 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

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, equity, inclusion and belonging on campus and in the community.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Disability Support Services (DSS) at Walla Walla Community College is committed to ensuring that students with disabilities have equal access to all aspects of campus life. We facilitate accommodations, training, and advocacy work to help foster students’ independence and 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.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Walla Walla Community College District No. 20 (WWCC) is committed to providing equal opportunity 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
Walla Walla, WA 99362

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 www.wwcc.edu/current-students/safety-and-security/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 (SAFE) or emailing campussafety@wwcc.edu. To review all policies related to Safety, please visit www.wwcc.edu/policies-procedures/ to review policies 3500-3620.

The College

Established in 1967, Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) serves both full- and part-time students of all ages across Asotin, Columbia, Garfield and Walla Walla counties. The college offers more than 50 degrees, two applied baccalaureates, and about 60 certificate programs. With campuses in Walla Walla and Clarkston, as well as Washington State Penitentiary and Coyote Ridge Corrections Center, the college prepares people of every age and background to learn and thrive. The college’s Walla Walla Campus sits on an attractive 130 acres of land on the edge of Titus Creek with views of the Blue Mountains, while Clarkston Campus serves as an educational hub along the majestic Snake River.

WWCC offers comprehensive academic and workforce training programs designed to meet the growing demands of area employers. Our students are recent high school graduates, laid-off workers, seasoned employees, future university students-and approximately one-third of WWCC students are historically underrepresented students of color. With programs like the Warrior Pledge, a WWCC education is accessible and affordable. In addition, WWCC offers courses through extended learning, dual credit and alternative high school programs, workplace learning centers, outreach learning programs, and lifelong learning opportunities.

WWCC Mission Statement

Walla Walla Community College removes barriers to access, provides high quality educational experiences, and facilitates equitable learning and success to cultivate thriving rural communities.

WWCC Vision Statement

Walla Walla Community College is the best community college in the nation at producing a well-educated and highly-skilled workforce, and promoting thriving communities.

WWCC Guiding Principles

(1) Actively Promote Learning Opportunities. We value learning and encourage everyone to acquire a rich and wide body of knowledge and skills, as well as a passion for their chosen discipline. We provide an environment that fosters active learning and the support services necessary to help everyone achieve their potential. Our actions focus on expanding student access, retention, completion, and success, both inside and outside of the classroom.

(2) Create an Environment for Community to Flourish. We strive to build community connections where all individuals are welcomed and given the opportunity to be meaningfully involved. We support and demonstrate respect for one another.

(3) Champion Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We strive to achieve equity for students and for all members of the communities we serve. We are committed to dismantling or overcoming barriers that separate people from opportunities. Such barriers include, but are not limited to: socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender expression/identity, sexual orientation, belief system, physical/mental abilities, and experience with the educational system.

(4) Foster Health, and Celebrate Kindness and Humor. We provide a safe and healthy atmosphere that encourages humor, creativity, and positive interactions. We promote health, wellness, and safety within the College and the communities we serve.

(5) Expect Excellence. We foster excellence through accountability to the mission and dedicate appropriate resources and support to advance continuous improvement in all college programs and services.

(6) Model and Promote Integrity. We value integrity as an essential component of the common bond within Walla Walla Community College. Trust and mutual respect serve as the foundation for achieving institutional goals. We value and expect honesty, fairness, and ethical behavior at all times.

(7) Nurture Collaboration and Partnerships. We value partnerships across all parts of the College and with the communities we serve to create collaborative plans, actions, and shared results.

(8) Embrace Mission-Driven Innovation. We value and respect the thoughtful and purposeful pursuit of new ideas, calculated risk-taking, and entrepreneurial endeavors.

(9) Support Personal and Professional Growth. We promote the growth of our employees. We believe that life-long learning enriches personal lives, leads to fulfilling careers, and benefits the broader community.

(10) Cultivate Sustainability. We value the well-being of our communities and are dedicated to protecting, managing, and restoring our resources. We advocate for, invest in, and demonstrate practices that promote economic and environmental sustainability.