CBC Pleasanton slated to host Registration Days in August

Headline: CBC Pleasanton slated to host Registration Days in August

All new, returning and prospective students who are interested in registering for classes at the Coastal Bend College (CBC) Pleasanton site are invited to attend registration days on August 10-11 from 7 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Students who attend registration days should complete the free CBC Admissions Application online at http://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 http://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 Alice Site to host undergraduate program showcase

Headline: CBC Alice Site to host undergraduate program showcase

Sub Headline: New state-of-the-art science labs to be unveiled

Members of the Alice community and the surrounding areas are invited to attend the Coastal Bend College (CBC) Alice Site’s Undergraduate Program Showcase. This event will take place on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Those in attendance will be able to enjoy free activities and entertainment for all ages. Photos captured at the event will be uploaded online via Facebook and can be viewed after the event by visiting www.facebook.com/coastalbendcollege.

Individuals who are interested in attending CBC Alice will have the opportunity to speak with program representatives about the various certificates and degrees that are offered. They will also have the opportunity to visit the facilities that are available to no cost to all students at the CBC Alice Site such as the newly remodeled science labs and the Student Success Center (SSC).

Project OASIS, which is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) grant focusing on increasing the number of Hispanics and low income students obtaining degrees in STEM fields funded the new science labs. The state-of-the-art science labs will be open for viewing from 4:30 until 6 p.m. at the showcase.

At the SSC, current and prospective CBC Alice students have access to services such as academic advising, special needs services, student success workshops, tutoring, computer labs, career services and the technology loan program.

For more information about the CBC Alice Undergraduate Program Showcase, please contact the CBC Alice Site via phone at (361) 664-2981 ext. 3043 or stop by the front office at 704 Coyote Trail.

Coastal Bend College selected as a top school in Military Advanced Education’s 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities

Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded Coastal Bend College the designation of a Top School in its 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The Guide was released in the December issue of MAE, and is available online at http://www.mae-kmi.com.

The Guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military-supportive policies enacted at more than 600 institutions including private, public, for-profit, not-for-profit, four-year, and two-year colleges. From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE’s 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities arms students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform.

Now in its eighth year of publishing the Guide, MAE was the first publication to launch a reference tool of this type. This year, institutes were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, on-campus support and online support services. Each school’s performance rating by category is represented by an easy-to-recognize dashboard. This will enable prospective students to quickly target schools that follow best practices in military education, and then put these in context with other academic or career considerations.

Visit www.mae-kmi.com for online access to MAE’s 2015 Guide to Colleges and Universities, or pick up a copy of the December issue of Military Advanced Education.

Free Veterans Fair, Luncheon to be held November 13


BEEVILLE, TX—Coastal Bend College invites all veterans to attend the Veterans Fair being held at the Beeville campus on 3800 Charco Road inside the James R. Dougherty Student Center from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Free lunch will be provided for all veterans.

During the Veterans Fair, representatives from local community agencies and businesses will be on hand to speak to veterans about employment opportunities, services, and benefits they may qualify for. Also present will be CBC staff from the Student Development Office, admissions, financial aid, Accelerated Learning Academy, and other CBC programs to help guide veterans through the college admissions process.

“This year our event is going to be big! We want to honor these veterans for the sacrifices they’ve made for us and our country, and we encourage them all to come out and enjoy the free festivities,” Rosie Streicher, CBC veterans affairs specialist, said.

Veterans, their families, and the general public are also encouraged to stop by the San Antonio Mobile Vet Center provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Mobile Vet Center is designed to provide outreach and information to veterans living outside major metropolitan areas. VA staff will be on hand to help answer questions about claims, benefits and counseling services available to veterans. All services provided at the Mobile Vet Center are free of charge.

CBC hopes that all veterans will join us on November 13 for free food, fun, information, and door prizes. For more information about the Veterans Fair or veteran’s affairs benefits available at CBC, please contact Rosie Streicher at (361) 354-2421 or via email at rstreich@coastalbend.edu.

CBC, Angel Care EMS partner together to offer EMT Basic Course class this fall


Photo Cutline: Angel Care EMS and CBC nursing students work together during a mock training session held in March 2014 at the CBC Beeville campus. Angel Care EMS is partnering with CBC once again to offer an EMT Basic Course this fall.

Beeville, TX— Coastal Bend College (CBC) and Angel Care Emergency Medical Service (EMS) are partnering together to offer an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Course this fall. In the Coastal Bend region, EMT’s earn about $33,450 annually, which is the equivalent of earning about $16 per hour according to 2013 data available from the United States Department of Labor. Furthermore, the EMT occupation is expected to grow 22% by the year 2022 due to the increased demand for healthcare support professionals in this area.

The EMT Basic Course will begin on October 14, 2014 and end on February 26, 2015. Classes are held primarily on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. with occasional Saturday classes. Students in the EMT Basic Course will participate in 240 hours of course instruction, 24 clinical hours at a hospital, and 24 hours of observation time in an ambulance with Angel Care EMS.

“This partnership is wonderful for Beeville and the surrounding areas because we’re helping provide workforce training options that lead to well-paying careers in high demand occupations. The course is designed to be a hands-on, immersive learning experience. After the student finishes the four-month course, they can embark on a rewarding career that can help save lives,” said Susie Gaitan, CBC Allied Health Coordinator.

The course costs $800 and will be taught by Jennifer Baron and Gabriel Aleman from Angel Care EMS. Prospective students may enroll now by contacting Susie Gaitan at (361) 354-2549 or via email at mgaitan@coastalbend.edu. The course is limited to 20 students, and veterans may utilize Hazlewood benefits to enroll in the course. Veterans seeking more information about utilizing their benefits should contact Rosie Streicher, CBC Veterans Affairs Specialist, at (361) 354-2421 or via email at rstreich@coastalbend.edu.