SCTCC Plans for Student Success

Everything you need to know about academics, student services, on-campus services, and more is located on this page. We look forward to seeing you either in person or online for classes!

Academics

When it comes to your classes, the best way to find out if they'll be online or in person is to check "Delivery Method" when registering in eServices. In addition, check the NOTES section. You will learn a lot more specifics about how the class is being offered in the notes section.

If the Delivery Method is blank, that means your class will be face-to-face or in person.  

Definitions

What do each of the Delivery Methods mean?

Online – asynchronous: A traditional online course. You can learn at your own pace and when it's convenient for you by logging in any day at any time to do your work, as long as you complete assignments and exams by their due dates.

Online – synchronous: Class will meet online during dates and times listed.

Mostly Online: Students will have 1-4 meetings face-to-face over the course of the semester. Dates are listed on schedule. Some of these meetings may be for exams.

Blended/Hybrid: Class will meet with a mixture of online and face-to-face. Face-to-face meeting dates are listed on the schedule. Some courses may be divided into groups and students may only have to come to class some of the course days listed. Unless otherwise instructed, students should come to class on campus the first day and teachers will explain how the semester will work. As we get closer to the first day of classes, be sure to monitor your e-mail and D2L for more specific information about your classes.

HyFlex: Students can opt to take the class face-to-face, online, or hybrid, as it works for your schedule. Lectures will be streamed so you can participate synchronously – checking the NOTES section of the class when you register is helpful to learn more about how each class will be offered. This is a very flexible way for students to take classes, as you can move between different ways of learning and find out what works best for you.

Face-to-face: A traditional on campus class that meets in person. Students and instructors in the classroom will follow social distancing guidelines.

No delivery method listed? Your class will be face-to-face or in person.

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The info below is a general outline of how classes will look in each division. As stated above, the best way to find out how your classes will be offered is to check your schedule in eServices. You should also check the NOTES section of your courses to make sure you know everything you need to know about the class.

The info we provide can change, and we will do our best to keep it updated. Make sure to watch your email and course schedule.

If there are multiple sections of a class, you can expect at least one of them to be fully online. The best thing to do is make sure to check the Delivery Method when you are registering for class.

Culinary classes will be held in person.

  • Accounting
  • Culinary
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Computer Programming
  • Network Admin/Cyber Security:
  • Business Transfer
  • Marketing Sales Management
  • Marketing & Design

Dean Shanda Davis
shanda.davis@sctcc.edu

Please double check the Delivery Method and class notes when you are registering for class.

Please note that the parking places on the North side of the HSB continue reserved for Dental Clinic patients and are not to be used by faculty, staff, or students.

SCTCC Dental Clinic and Labs

Patient safety and strict infection control is a high priority at the SCTCC Dental Clinic.  All dental students, faculty and staff working directly with patients will follow COVID-19 PPE guidelines for dental health care providers. These guidelines are obtained from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), the Minnesota Board of Dentistry, and OSAP (Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures) Infection Control in Dental Practices. 

Aerosol reduction protocols are in place with the use of ADS vacuum systems and the Medify HEPA Air Purification devices.

Dean Shanda Davis
shanda.davis@sctcc.edu

All details are in your schedule - make sure to check the NOTES section of your course for additional info. If you have questions, you can contact the dean’s office or instructors directly to get more information about how your classes will be running.

Liberal Arts and Transfer Programs:

  • Associate of Arts
  • Biology Transfer Pathway
  • Business Transfer Pathway
  • Coaching Certificate
  • Education Transfer Pathway
  • Engineering Broad Field
  • Envrionmental Science
  • Green Energy Certificate
  • Mathematics Transfer Pathway
  • Psychology Transfer Pathway
  • Spanish Transfer Pathway
  • Theatre Transfer Pathway
  • Technical Theatre Practicum

Dean Jeffrey Kirchoff
jeffrey.kirchoff@sctcc.edu

Most Trades & Industry classes will be held in person, but check the Delivery Method when you are registering for class.

  • Architectural Construction Technology: Classes will be primarily face-to-face with some lectures online.
  • Auto Body Collision Technology: Classes will be primarily face-to-face with some lectures online.
  • Automotive Service Technician: Classes will be primarily face-to-face with some lectures online.
  • Carpentry: Classes will be primarily face-to-face with some lectures online.
  • CNC & Advanced Machining: Classes will be primarily face-to-face with some lectures online.
  • Computer-Aided Mechanical Design: Classes will be primarily face-to-face with some lectures online.
  • Culinary: Primarily face-to-face with some courses online.
  • Electrical Construction Technology: Classes will be primarily face-to-face with some lectures online.
  • Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration: Classes will be primarily face-to-face with some lectures online.
  • Energy & Electronics: Classes will be primarily face-to-face with some lectures online.
  • Medium/Heavy Truck Technician: Classes will be primarily face-to-face with some lectures online.
  • Land Surveying/Civil Engineering: Classes will be primarily face-to-face with some lectures online.
  • Plumbing: Classes will be primarily face-to-face with some lectures online.
  • Water Environment Technologies: Classes will be primarily face-to-face labs with some lectures online.
  • Welding/Fabrication: Classes will be primarily face-to-face with some lectures online.

Dean Aaron Barker
abarker@sctcc.edu


Student Support Services

Once you've started your classes, what happens if you need some tutoring? Have questions about Financial Aid? Need to visit Career Services?

SCTCC has a LOT of services available to students: check out how to access them below.

The Academic Advising Center team is available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to help students in person or by Zoom, phone, and email. We will be able to meet with you in the method that works best for you!

If you are a new or returning student (after being away) and you need to get registered, you can learn more about How to Get Registered for Classes.  

If you are a continuing student (you are currently enrolled) and you need to get registered, you can Visit the Advising Webpage

If you have any questions you can:

Visit the Advising page

Accessibility Services is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Please connect with Avery or Dean for any accommodation needs before the start of the semester.

Visit the Accessibility Services webpage.

Testing Services will offer the Accuplacer Assessment test to students in-person on the SCTCC campus. Physical distancing guidelines will be observed.

If you are unable to register using the web registration system, please call the Admissions Office at 320-308-5089 for assistance. 

Testing is usually offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

To schedule an appointment for the Accuplacer:

  • Visit the Accuplacer Sign-up link
  • Refer to the New Student Checklist you received in the mail for additional information

For more information on the Accuplacer, as well as links regarding how to study for it, visit the Accuplacer page.

If you need accessibility services for the Accuplacer, please email acc@sctcc.edu.

Admissions is open on campus Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Make an appointment, drop-in, call, or email Admissions for help with your application, campus tours, assessment tests, and more.

Visit the Admissions page

The Campus Life office is open for in-person or online appointments with students.

Email skeeley@sctcc.edu for an appointment or call 320-308-5922 to make an appointment in advance.

The Student Senate Cabinet meetings will occur in-person. ​The full Senate meetings will be held in-person and streamed synchronously every other Wednesday afternoon in Heartland room 116 or via Zoom. You can contact Shaun in Campus Life for the Zoom link.

Visit the Campus Life webpage.

Shaun in Campus Life is available on campus in Room B024 in the basement of the Heartland Building for appointments Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Make an appointment in advance by calling 320-308-5922 or email skeeley@sctcc.edu.

Career Services can help you with exploring careers and majors for transfer, and job search help with your resume, cover letters, networking, and interviews.

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Visit the Career Services webpage.

Cyclones Athletics are members of MCAC and the NJCAA: Volleyball, Men's and Women's Basketball, Baseball, and Softball.

Contact Nate Hiestand in the Cyclones Athletics Office:

Visit the Cyclones Athletics webpage.

Cyclones Cupboard provides FREE nutritious, non-perishable food options to students to help support their health, learning, and success. All SCTCC students are welcome and have access to the Cyclones Cupboard.

To provide a safe environment for our pantry guests and staff, the Cyclones Cupboard is currently doing pre-packaged orders for students as a contactless pickup.

Request a Meal

  • Students may fill out a meal request form and schedule a time for food pickup.
  • Students are allowed to make one order per week.
  • At the current time, the Cyclones Cupboard is operating on a “by request” format for pickup of orders. Current food pickup options will be available on the order form.
  • Orders will be fulfilled within 24 hours of request.

Cyclones Cupboard
foodpantry@sctcc.edu
320-308-5922

Financial Services is open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Financial Services can help you learn more about types of loans and grants, rights and responsibilities of aid recipients, federal and college policies about awards, and steps to get started applying for financial aid. Financial Services can help answer your financial aid and payment questions.

eServices is the best way to make a payment as well as apply for financial aid.

Visit the Financial Services webpage.

The CAS Hours:

  • 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Thursday
  • 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday

Students can schedule an appointment to work with one of the CAS professional staff (either in person or online tutoring) during the following hours:

  • Monday–Thursday: 8-10 a.m. and 2-5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8-10 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.

Appointments can be made through the CAS website www.sctcc.edu/cas. Students can make either an in-person or online appointment during the appointment scheduling hours. Another option is to stop into the CAS to make an appointment with a front desk employee.

Students can drop in anytime to work whenever the CAS is open. We will try to have student staff available all the times to assist students. When CAS professional staff are not on appointments, they will help with drop in tutors.

Contact the CAS:

Visit the Mary Stangler Center for Academic Success webpage.

Records and Registration is open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

If you need assistance with registration, transfer of credit, graduation, and curriculum support, or have questions about your academic records, or anything related, the Records and Registration Office can help. Contact them:

Visit the Records and Registration webpage.

For quick questions, please call us at 320-308-5075 or registration@sctcc.edu or feel free to stop by campus.

If you'd like a longer meeting for discussion of your transfer credits, academic record, etc. please call or e-mail ahead to schedule an appointment: 320-308-5075 or registration@sctcc.edu

Students who are in TRIO can connect with the TRIO office several ways. The TRIO office is open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Visit the TRIO Student Support Services webpage.

The SCTCC Veterans Resource Center is open in room 1-328 and staffed by the MCVA Regional Coordinator and work study students.

You can email the coordinator at Jason.l.wehry@state.mn.us.

For more info on Veterans Resources, please visit this page.

Wellness Resource Services is here to provide non-academic support and short-term mental health services to help improve personal wellness and academic success. Could you benefit from talking to someone about finances, food, housing, childcare, mental health, or other personal topics? Contact Catherine or Jeanna, our Wellness Resource Services team, for support. We are here to help!

Wellness Resource Services will be staffed Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Email: wellness@sctcc.edu
Call 320-308-5096
Visit the Wellness Resource Services webpage.

Non-academic Student Support 

Meet with Catherine Paro, the Student Support Manager, to talk to someone about food access, housing, transportation, pregnancy, parenting, childcare, financial assistance, relationship concerns or any other personal topics.

Appointments are available via Zoom or phone. Make an appointment here.

Email  catherine.paro@sctcc.edu
Call 320-308-5096
Visit the Non-Academic Student Support webpage.

Mental Health Services 

Your wellness is important to us! SCTCC’s Mental Health Professional, Jeanna Franklin, MS, LPCC, is here to provide free, short-term mental health services to students dealing with a variety of life issues. Students can request an appointment by completing a Mental Health Services Request form.  Someone from the Wellness Resource Services team will be in touch with you to discuss scheduling.

Appointments are available via Zoom for Healthcare or via phone.
Email Jeanna.franklin@sctcc.edu
Call 320-308-5006
Visit the Mental Health Services webpage.

If you are eligible for work study, there are several positions available to work on campus.

Job opportunities will be posted on JobNet - visit the Career Services page for more info on how to access JobNet, then search for a work study position.


Campus Services

You've got your classes all set and figured out how to access the services to help you with your education. Now what about all the other services that you need to be successful?

The best way to get your textbooks is to order them online through the SCTCC Bookstore. To avoid lines and to get the best selections of used textbooks, we encourage students to buy early and buy online. Please provide a valid street address with all orders, for shipping purposes.

You have 2 ways to pick up your order:

  1. Pay online, shipped to your home.
  2. Pay online, pick up in store.

If you’re coming on campus to get your books, please bring a copy of your class schedule to drop off at the Bookstore. Your books will be picked by the Bookstore staff – only Bookstore staff will be allowed in the textbook aisles. PSEO books will be packed by the Bookstore and students will be notified when they can pick them up.

  • Fall Financial Aid & third party textbook charging in the Bookstore 7/25/22 – 8/24/22
  • Fall textbooks available for purchase starting 7/25/22
  • Textbook buyback 8/29 & 8/30 
  • Last day to return summer rental textbooks 8/12/22

Bookstore hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m

The Commons space will be open for students to use during building hours. The Common Grounds Coffee Shop is currently open as a student lounge. Coffee can be purchased at the Commons Dining Services.

Commons Dining Services Hours:
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

1-405 Lab: 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

H117 Lab: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Library Lab​: 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Thursday. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday.

More information on the Computer Labs.

Culinary is currently serving on campus. Watch the CycloneSpin Friday Newsletter in your email for the menu.

Customized Training offers continuing education classes in a range of subjects, both in-person and online. 

For more information please visit our website at www.sctcc.edu/training or contact training@sctcc.edu or 320-308-0015.

If you're planning on moving to St. Cloud for college, there are several housing options.

To learn more about other housing options and how to use the SCTCC app to find a roommate, check out the Housing page.

If you're in need of a laptop to complete your coursework, SCTCC has a limited number of laptops for student academic use.

A limited number of laptops will be available for checkout for student checkout. Laptops may be checked out during regular computer lab hours in the 1-405 Computer Lab, which will be open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

For information on email setup, Zoom, D2L Brightspace, and more, check out the Student Help Desk page.

Please contact helpdesk@SCTCC.edu for tech support.

Phone: 320-308-6445

The Library building (Heartland) Fall and Spring Semester Hours:

  • Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Study rooms can be reserved for up to 3 people, and computers are available for use.

Curbside Checkout

We also offer Curbside Checkout service, so you can get material without coming inside. Email library@sctcc.edu or call 320-308-5141 to get your materials.  

Online Services

The library services are open to you online. We have thousands of articles and books available to you in our catalog any time: https://www.sctcc.edu/library 

Events

The library will be offering regular online and in-person events, available to any member of the SCTCC community. Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/SctccL

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please email us with your request. We will then reach out to schedule an appointment with you.

Debra Leigh Vice President for Cultural Fluency, Equity and Inclusion: debra.leigh@sctcc.edu

Njeri ‘Jeri’ Clement Director for Cultural Fluency, Equity and Inclusion Director- Multicultural Center: njeri.clement@sctcc.edu

MCC webpage

Student parking fees are automatically calculated as part of your fees.

Taking all online classes? Parking is not included in your fees, so no worries about paying for something you're not going to use. If you're on extended internships or other off-campus situations, you can request a waiver.

How to get your Parking Permit

  • Register your car at this webpage.
  • You'll login with your StarID and password, and enter your car make/model and your license plate number.
  • Two days after you register your vehicle, your permit will be ready to pick up.

Ready to pick up?

Your permit will be in the Library in the Heartland Building. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Campus Maps

If you are a returning student and have a parking permit sticker on your car's windshield, you can use that permit.

Parking is enforced starting a couple weeks after the semester start; watch for signage. Students, faculty and staff are all required to display a parking permit.

All doors are open 6:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

Are you ready to get those student discounts?

Here's how to get your student ID if you are a new student:

  1. Upload your photo for your ID at this link
  2. Or stop stop by 1-405 to get your ID photo taken
  3. We'll get started on creating your ID card
  4. Check your SCTCC email - you will get an email when your ID is ready

Ready to pick up?

Your ID will be in the 1-405 Computer Lab in Northway.

If you are a returning student and still have your SCTCC ID, you are able to use that ID, even if you haven't been an SCTCC student for a few semesters.

The Veterans Resource Center is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Quiet Room and Lactation Room will be open weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Your Health and Safety

We’re encouraging all SCTCC students to get the COVID-19 vaccination. Masks are optional at SCTCC but all are welcome to wear them if you so choose.

Masks are optional at SCTCC but all are welcome to wear them if you so choose.

If you have any questions about masking, please contact the Safety Department at 320-308-6158 or by email at safety@sctcc.edu.

    Before coming to campus, ask yourself the following questions:

    1. Do you have a new cough?
    2. Do you have shortness of breath?
    3. Do you feel you have a fever?
    4. Are you experiencing: lost sense of taste or smell, increased fatigue, new body aches, diarrhea, chills, sore throat, headache, or chest pain?

    If you're experiencing any of these, please stay home!

    What you need to know about COVID-19

    If any student has a confirmed case of COVID-19, please let your instructor know right away and stay in self-quarantine for 14 days. Instructors will let SCTCC Security know of the case, and if that student has been on campus, Security will work to inform those who have been in contact with the person with COVID-19.

    Covid Reporting Form

    Minnesota State has developed a dashboard for reporting the COVID-19 case data that is impacting the colleges, universities, and the system office. The dashboard is updated weekly and serves as a tool to inform campus communities about changes in COVID-19 cases and community spread and aid campus leadership decision making. View the Minnesota State COVID-19 Dashboard here.

    Regular housekeeping practices have been implemented, including routine cleaning and disinfecting of work surfaces, equipment, tools and machinery, vehicles and areas in the campus environment, including classrooms, labs, restrooms, common areas, break rooms, lunch rooms, and meeting rooms daily. Self-care or personal employee responsibility may be utilized for frequent cleaning and disinfecting practices; conducted in high-touch areas, such as phones, keyboards, touch screens, controls, door handles, elevator panels, railings, copy machines, etc. as needed for personal safety.

    All information will be updated to the best of our abilities. The best way to know what to expect in classes is to check your course schedule and keep in touch with your instructors.