CBC to resume regular hours of operation beginning August 3

Headline: CBC to resume regular hours of operation beginning August 3

Coastal Bend College (CBC) will resume regular hours of operation beginning Monday, August 3. CBC locations including Beeville, Alice and Kingsville will be open for business from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. CBC Pleasanton will also be open for business Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

CBC will conduct registration days at all locations throughout the month of August for students who have not yet registered for the fall semester. Registration Days are set to take place on:
· CBC Beeville: August 17-18
· CBC Alice: August 19-20
· CBC Kingsville: August 3-7
· CBC Pleasanton: August 10-11

Students who are interested in attending CBC and would like more information should call (361) 354-2266 or email enroll@coastalbend.edu.

CBC Kingsville to host Cougar Day New Student Orientation on August 13

Headline: CBC Kingsville to host Cougar Day New Student Orientation on August 13

All new fall 2015 Coastal Bend College (CBC) students are invited to attend Cougar Day New Student Orientation at CBC Kingsville on August 13. Mandatory new student orientation is a key component of the College’s Quality Enhancement Program (QEP), CBC Smart Start, which aims to increase student success rates amongst first-time college students. Students who attend Cougar Day have a higher rate of success than those who did not attend according to 2014-2015 academic year data.

Cougar Day New Student Orientation is a fun-filled, daylong event where students learn information about how to succeed during their first year of college. Faculty and staff from various college departments will conduct informative presentations covering topics such as CBC student services, tutoring, student life, study tips, Blackboard and student email.

Cougar Day New Student Orientation attendees who complete orientation receive a free CBC Cougar Day t-shirt and USB drive. Several drawings will take place at the event for CBC book scholarships, an iPad 4 and a Samsung Galaxy 4 Tablet.

Students who plan on attending Cougar Day need to register for the event online at http://www.coastalbend.edu/cougardays. Cougar Day attendees should be registered for the fall 2015 semester and are encouraged to have already completed their free application for federal student aid (FAFSA). Students ages 21 and under may need to submit proof of their bacterial meningitis vaccination to the CBC Admissions Office prior to the event.

For more information about Cougar Day, please contact CBC’s QEP Director and Grants Manager Heather Anderson via email at handerson@coastalbend.edu or via phone at (361) 354-2276.

CBC Alice to host Cougar Day New Student Orientation on August 12

Headline: CBC Alice to host Cougar Day New Student Orientation on August 12

All new fall 2015 Coastal Bend College (CBC) students are invited to attend Cougar Day New Student Orientation at CBC Alice on August 12. Mandatory new student orientation is a key component of the College’s Quality Enhancement Program (QEP), CBC Smart Start, which aims to increase student success rates amongst first-time college students. Students who attend Cougar Day have a higher rate of success than those who did not attend according to 2014-2015 academic year data.

Cougar Day New Student Orientation is a fun-filled, daylong event where students learn information about how to succeed during their first year of college. Faculty and staff from various college departments will conduct informative presentations covering topics such as CBC student services, tutoring, student life, study tips, Blackboard and student email.

Cougar Day New Student Orientation attendees who complete orientation receive a free CBC Cougar Day t-shirt and USB drive. Several drawings will take place at the event for CBC book scholarships, an iPad 4 and a Samsung Galaxy 4 Tablet.

Students who plan on attending Cougar Day need to register for the event online at http://www.coastalbend.edu/cougardays. Cougar Day attendees should be registered for the fall 2015 semester and are encouraged to have already completed their free application for federal student aid (FAFSA). Students ages 21 and under may need to submit proof of their bacterial meningitis vaccination to the CBC Admissions Office prior to the event.

For more information about Cougar Day, please contact CBC’s QEP Director and Grants Manager Heather Anderson via email at handerson@coastalbend.edu or via phone at (361) 354-2276.

CBC to host Registration Days in August

Headline: CBC to host Registration Days in August

New, returning and prospective CBC students are invited to attend Coastal Bend College’s (CBC) Registration Days. Registration days are designed as a one-stop shop to meet all of the student’s enrollment, advising and registration needs.

All CBC locations are set to host registration days throughout the month of August from 8 a.m.- 5p.m. on the following days:

  • CBC Beeville: August 17-18
  • CBC Alice: August 19-20
  • CBC Kingsville: August 3-7
  • CBC Pleasanton: August 10-11

Students who attend registration days should complete the free CBC Admissions Application online at www.coastalbend.edu/applynow. Financial aid staff will be on hand to assist students with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Processing time is approximately two weeks, so students are encouraged to submit their FAFSA before attending registration days. CBC’s FAFSA code is 003546.

Advisors will also be available to meet with students one-on-one to discuss the fall 2015 course selection process and the student’s degree plan. A list of academic programs, workforce programs and course offerings that are available at all CBC locations can be viewed online at www.coastalbend.edu.

Students who are interested in attending CBC’s Registration Days and would like more information should call (361) 354-2266 or email enroll@coastalbend.edu.

 

 

CBC awarded a $20,000 Skills for Small Business grant from TWC

Headline: CBC awarded a $20,000 Skills for Small Business grant from TWC

Small businesses with 99 employees or less throughout the surrounding areas will be able to enhance the skill set of their full-time employees thanks to a $20,000 Skills for Small Business grant awarded to Coastal Bend College (CBC) from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

The Skills for Small Business program, which has $2 million allocated to it statewide, helps aid in the advancement of Texas’ business community by providing training for small businesses that is needed by their full-time employees, and that will benefit and enhance the businesses’ operations.

The program pays up to $1,450 for each new employee (hired in the 12 months prior to TWC’s receipt of the application) being trained and $725 for existing employees per 12-month period.

CBC’s entire regular/college credit, continuing education and/or online courses are available for small businesses to utilize through this program. CBC’s course offerings range from accounting and computer information technology to hands-on welding and workplace safety courses. Training can include credit courses, continuing education, online or other available courses.

CBC’s Skills for Small Business grant period ends in April 2016, and small businesses from the College’s entire district are eligible to apply.

For more information about CBC’s Skills for Small Business program, or to obtain an application for your small business, please contact the Director of Customized and Continuing Education Katie Sherman via email at ksherman@coastalbend.edu or via phone at (830) 569-4222 ext. 1203.