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    Jul 18, 2018  
2017-18 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2017-18 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]

Student Affairs



Counseling and Career Development Center

The Counseling and Career Development Center provides academic, career, and personal counseling services, and academic advising to Gaston College students. The center also provides career assessments (interest, personality, and values inventories), college-transfer information, and disability services. The Counseling Center is located on the second floor of the Myers Center at the Dallas Campus. Counselors are available to meet with students on the Kimbrell Campus and a counselor is on staff at the Lincoln Campus. All services are free and confidential.

Personal Counseling Services

Counselors are available to discuss academic, social, or personal concerns that may interfere with student success. Students who need personal counseling beyond a few sessions will be referred to community resources to be assisted more effectively.

Career Services

The counseling staff provides career guidance to students who need help deciding on an educational and career goal. Counselors use a variety of interest inventories and online resources to assist students in the career exploration process.

Academic Advisement

The majority of new students enrolling in Associate in Applied Science degrees at Gaston College are advised by the counseling staff during their first semester. Counselors/advisors also advise returning students in pre-health, health transfer, special credit, and undecided majors. Academic advising is an integral part of student success. It is recommended that students meet with their assigned advisor on a regular basis to review plans and progress.

Transfer Advising Center

The Transfer Advising Center helps students in planning and completion of Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts degrees at Gaston College.  Additionally, center staff work with students to research career options and choose universities that will best suit their future educational and career goals, aiding in the transfer process.

The Transfer Advising Center is located in the Myers Center, room 249. Center services are available for students on a drop-in and appointment basis from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays during the academic year. Summer hours are 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.

To reach the Transfer Advising Center, please call 704.922.6576 or 704.922.8402.

Disability Services

The Counseling and Career Development Center will assist and advise students, with documented disabilities, in arranging academic support and reasonable accommodations. Accommodations are arranged on an individual basis, specific to the student's needs. The Counseling Center's goal is to provide students with disabilities with appropriate special accommodations so they may compete on an equal basis in the classroom with their peers. Students must provide all necessary documentation prior to receiving any special accommodations. Accommodations may include, but are not limited to: individual counseling and advocacy assistance, priority registration, interpreting services for the deaf and hearing-impaired students, alternative testing accommodations, access to assistive technology, referrals for tutorial services, assistance in securing note takers or readers, and referrals to human service agencies.

The Counseling Center serves as a resource to students, faculty, and staff on issues related to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2008, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For information on services, contact the Special Needs Counselor at 704.922.6224. The Counseling Center is located on the second floor of the Myers Center.

Student Activities

Gaston College recognizes the value of student activities. The College provides a well-balanced program developed in response to student requests and needs.

A large measure of responsibility for campus affairs is with the Student Government Association (SGA). The students plan and present many co-curricular campus activities. Activities vary from semester to semester depending upon student choice. Participation in college governance by students may include membership on numerous college and campus committees. More information about student activities is available in the Office of the Coordinator of Student Activities.

Student Identification Card

Each student will receive a Gaston College photo ID card that is non-transferable and void unless validated for the current term. Loss or theft of a Gaston College photo ID card should be reported within 24 hours to the Chief of Campus Police. The cost for a replacement ID card is $10.00.

College Bookstores

Dallas Campus
The Dallas Campus bookstore is located in the Myers Center on the Dallas Campus. The bookstore provides new and used textbooks, school and office supplies, computer software, and various course related items. The bookstore also has college-related apparel, gifts, greeting cards, and general items to support the campus community.

In addition to the bookstore, textbooks can also be ordered on-line by visiting the bookstores web page at www.gaston.edu/student-resources/bookstore/.

The Dallas Campus bookstore is open Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Hours during semester breaks and the summer term are subject to change. For further information call 704.922.6428.

Lincoln Campus
The Lincoln Campus bookstore is located in the Lincoln Campus building on the second floor, Suite  201. Textbooks are available for all classes taught at this campus. Student supplies and College insignia items are sold there as well. The Lincoln Campus bookstore is open Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Hours during the summer term and when classes are not in session are subject to change. For further information call 704.748.1075.

Kimbrell Campus & Textile Technology Center
The Kimbrell Campus bookstore is located in the basement of Harney Hall located at 2770 Wilkinson Blvd., in Belmont, North Carolina. Textbooks are available for all classes taught at this campus.

Student supplies and college insignia items are sold there as well. The Kimbrell Campus bookstore is open Monday-Wednesday, 12:00-2:00 p.m. and Friday, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Hours during the summer term and when classes are not in session are subject to change. For further information call 704.825.3737, ext. 229.

Returns and Refund Policy

Full refunds for textbooks are given each semester during the first ten days of the current semester or ten days from the date of purchase. Proof of purchase must accompany all returns and purchases must have been made for the current term (no exceptions). Returned textbooks must be unmarked and in re-saleable condition. Bundled textbooks cannot be unwrapped.

Refunds are NOT given on community education, continuing education, corporate education, adult high school, or textbooks purchased for a previous semester. Also, no refunds are given on supplies, gifts, or non-textbook items.

Book Buy-back Program

Used books in good condition are purchased back from students the last three days of each semester. The buyback occurs at the bookstore located on the Dallas Campus during regular store hours.

WSGE 91.7 FM Radio Station

Studios and transmitter for our non-commercial, public station are located on the Dallas Campus. WSGE is known for its eclectic programming, offering listeners a mix of Adult Alternative, Americana, Blues, Beach, Shag, and deep-cut Rock. The station also serves as a source for local news and information.

Food Service/Vending

  • Beverage and snack vending machines are located on all campuses inside of or a very short distance from all buildings for your convenience.
  • An ATM is also located on the first floor of the Myers Center, Dallas Campus. 
  • Food Trucks are invited to the Dallas Campus on a regular schedule for a variety of lunchtime offerings. 

Housing

Gaston College is a commuter institution designed to serve residents of the surrounding area and does not provide dormitories and housing for its students.