General Information and Policies for Santa Barbara City College
ASSUMPTION OF RISK
Through the School of Extended Learning, Santa Barbara City College offers a wide range of classes in all of which enrollment is on a voluntary basis. Some classes involve physical activity or the use of specialized tools or equipment, and such classes may expose the student to risk of personal injury. Enrollment and participation in classes must be with the assumption of risk by the student who, by registering for the class, voluntarily assumes such risk. Santa Barbara Community College District assumes no liability for injury arising from participation in classes.
CRIME AWARENESS AND CAMPUS SECURITY
The Santa Barbara City College Safety & Security Report is provided to members of the campus community in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. To obtain a copy of the report, go to: http://sbcc.edu/security/Clery_Annual_Security_Report.php
FIELD TRIP AND EXCURSION POLICY
Throughout each term and summer session, the Santa Barbara Community College District may sponsor voluntary off-campus, co-curricular field trips and excursions. If you choose to participate, you should be aware that, pursuant to the California State Code of Regulations, Sub-Chapter 5, Section 55450, you have agreed to hold the District, its officers, agents and employees harmless from any and all liability or claims which may arise out of, or be in connection with, your participation in the activity.
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DISABILITY
SBCC students with disabilities who are requesting accommodations for classes, college activities or tests should use the following SBCC procedure: (1) Contact Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS); (2) Submit documentation of your disability to the DSPS office; (3) Communicate with a DSPS counselor regarding options for services and accommodations; (4) Reach written accommodation agreement with the DSPS counselor and your instructor.
NOTE: This procedure also includes student requests to bring into classes personal service attendants who are not SBCC employees. This procedure also includes student requests to bring service animals into classes. Contact: DSPS office (805) 965-0581 x 2364, SS Building, room 160, [email protected] BCC requests you complete this process at least ten working days before your accommodation is needed in order to allow DSPS staff time to provide your accommodation.
Every effort is made to offer a curriculum that is diverse, thought-provoking and responsive to the needs and interests of the community. However, the ideas presented in classes do not necessarily reflect those of the Santa Barbara Community College District, the School of Extended Learning or employees.
ACADEMIC FREEDOM STATEMENT
The institution’s faculty and students are free to examine and test all knowledge appropriate to their discipline or area of major study as judged by the academic/educational community in general. Regardless of institutional affiliation or sponsorship, the institution maintains an atmosphere in which intellectual freedom and independence exist.
NON-DISCRIMINATION/SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY
The policy of the Santa Barbara Community College District is to provide an educational and employment environment in which no person shall be denied full and equal access to, the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination, in whole or in part, on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, in any program or activity that is administered by, funded directly by, or that receives any financial assistance from the State Chancellor or Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges.
A copy of District Policy and Procedures, BP 3430, Prohibition of Discrimination/ Sexual Harassment, is available at: www.sbcc.edu/policies/harrassment or in the Human Resources Office, SS-230 or the Student Affairs Office, CC-222.
The policy of the Santa Barbara Community College District is to provide an educational and employment environment free from unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexual favoritism, or other verbal or physical conduct or communications constituting sexual harassment.
The policy of the Santa Barbara Community College District is to comply with the accessibility requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 in the development, procurement, maintenance, or use of electronic or information technology and respond to and resolve discrimination complaints regarding accessibility. Such complaints will be treated as complaints of discrimination on the basis of disability.
This non-discrimination policy covers admission, access and treatment in college programs and activities—including, but not limited to, academic admissions, financial aid, educational services and athletics—and applications for, and treatment in, college employment.
In conformance with the requirements of Title II of the Educational Amendments of 1976, amending the Vocational Education Act of 1963, the college is committed to overcoming sex discrimination and sex stereotyping in vocational education programs.
Furthermore, in compliance with the Vocational Education Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex and Handicap, lack of English language skills alone will not be a barrier to admission to and participation in vocational education programs. Any screening procedures for vocational programs will evaluate skill levels and proficiencies pertinent to the program as criteria for admission.
Posibles dificultades con el inglés no son una barrera para matricularse en programas de carreras académicas o educación técnica.
Employees, students, or other persons acting on behalf of the District who engage in discrimination as defined in this policy or by state or federal law may be subject to discipline, up to and including suspension, discharge, expulsion, or termination of contract.
Filing of Discrimination Complaint/Additional Information
Students intending to file a complaint regarding any action which they believe discriminates against them, or who require additional information on the policy and procedures may contact Dr. Ben Partee, Dean of Educational Programs, 721 Cliff Drive, Room CC-222, Santa Barbara, CA 93109; (805) 965-0581, ext. 2278. Employees intending to file a complaint regarding any action which they believe discriminates against them or who require additional information on the policy and procedures may contact Patricia English, Interim Vice President, Human Resources, 721 Cliff Drive, Room SS-230, Santa Barbara, CA 93109; (805) 965-0581, ext. 4734. If you are a student and you require additional information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, please contact Jana Garnett, 721 Cliff Drive, Room SS-160, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394, (805) 965-0581, ext. 4165 or [email protected] If you are an employee and you require additional information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, contact Patricia English, Interim Vice President, Human Resources, 721 Cliff Drive, SS-230, Santa Barbara, CA 93109; (805) 965-0581, ext. 4734. The ADA/504 Coordinator is Patricia English, Vice President, Human Resources; 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109; (805) 965-0581, ext. 4734. The Title IX Coordinator is Patricia English Vice President, Human Resources, 721 Cliff Drive, SS-230, Santa Barbara, CA 93109; (805) 965-0581, ext. 4734. Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, may call 805-965-0581 ext. 2364 or email [email protected]
GENERAL INFORMATION AND POLICIES FOR THE SCHOOL OF EXTENDED LEARNING ADMISSION
All classes are open to persons age 18 or over, unless otherwise noted, or who are not enrolled in a secondary school. Those under 18 who have a high school
diploma are also eligible. Exceptions to the age 18 eligibility requirement can be made for a student who submits a “Minor Enrollment Request Form.” See
“Procedures for Enrollment of Minors in School of Extended Learning” below:
PROCEDURES FOR ENROLLMENT OF MINORS IN School of Extended Learning CLASSES: The School of Extended Learning of Santa Barbara City College is currently developing a policy for the enrollment of minor students in classes and programs. The policy will be based on input from instructors, student services, and CE administrators and will replace past practices with a specific, board approved policy that will be uniformly enforced.
Until such time as this process is completed, the School of Extended Learning of SBCC will default to the policy currently followed by the SBCC credit division (SB 5120). This policy allows high school students in grade 9 (age 14) to enroll in classes if they follow specific registration and enrollment procedures. For SBCC School of Extended Learning, the procedures are as follows:
- Any student age 17 or under who attempts enrollment in School of Extended Learning classes will be prompted to contact the STEP office for information as to how
to proceed and will not be able to continue registration.
- No student will be permitted to enroll in School of Extended Learning classes if they are under the age of 14.
- No student will be permitted to enroll in art classes with nude models if they are under the age of 18.
- If space in the class is available, students 14 – 17 will be registered but must follow this procedure:
- Obtain a form from the STEP office or administrative office at the Schott or Wake Campuses or from the off campus registrar/instructor.
- The form must be completed and then signed by a high school administrator, parents/guardians, class instructor, and the Executive Director
- The completed form and an admission/registration form must be returned to the STEP office. Completed forms may also be given to an off-campus
registrar/instructor, mailed or faxed to the STEP office.
- The minor student may not attend class until they have completed and submitted all the required paperwork.
- Paperwork is required of each student for every term in which the minor student enrolls.
- Adult students, 18 and older, will be given registration priority.
- Standards of Student Conduct (Board Policy 5231)
A student enrolling at Santa Barbara City College, including the School of Extended Learning is required to adhere to Board Policy 5231, Standards of Student Conduct.
Students are subject to college discipline for any misconduct for any of the offenses outlined in the Policy.
Online registration is available approximately two weeks to one month before the term starts. We urge you to register early for your class to secure your space and keep the class from canceling due to low enrollment. Class registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and no visitors or auditors are allowed. Classes that meet their student limit will close to further online registrations and will develop an online waiting list. Students may place themselves on this waiting list. Students on the waiting list will have priority should space become available in the class. Students on the waiting list are encouraged to show the first meeting day in case of Student cancellations.
FIRST DAY ATTENDANCE FOR CLASSES: Students may request a tuition fee refund before the first class meeting but no later than before the second class meeting. Students on the wait list will be added by rank at the instructor’s discretion. Students adding the class with instructor’s permission must register and make full payment immediately upon acceptance in the class.
STUDENT PROFILES are required for registration. Students will need to create a student profile online before they can register for a class. This is a one-time process and students can update their profile at any time via the website.
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT, MINIMUM ENROLLMENT, AND CLASS CANCELLATION: Maximum enrollment depends on the size room capacity and on the highest number of students that an instructor thinks he/she can effectively teach. There is no minimum enrollment established by the School of Extended Learning with the exception of classes with lab fees. However, if a class does not meet the enrollment anticipated by the instructor he or she may cancel the class at his/her own discretion. In the event the class is cancelled by the college the student will receive a full refund or will be able to apply the fee towards another class.
LATE ADDS: A student may enroll in a class after it has begun if: (1) space is available, (2) the instructor permits the late enrollment, and (3) the student completes the online profile and full registration procedure. Class fees are not prorated for students who add late.
MINORS ON CAMPUS: The primary mission of the School of Extended Learning is to educate students eligible for enrollment. Children under the age of 14 are NOT allowed in classrooms except in designated parent education classes or in other offerings designed for parent and child. School of Extended Learning facilities cannot be used as a substitute for child care and children cannot be left unattended or unsupervised on campus. Students not complying with this policy will be informed of the policy provisions and asked to remove their children from the premises. Students failing to comply with such a request shall face dismissal from the class.
DOGS ON CAMPUS: Only service dogs assisting the disabled are permitted on campus.
Any class fees are noted in the class descriptions in this schedule and online. For online registration, fees are payable by credit card (VISA and Mastercard) or gift card. If paying by personal check, money order or cash, payment must be made in person at the main office at either the Schott Campus or the Wake Campus. The School of Extended Learning assesses a $20 service charge for each returned check.
TUITION FEES: Classes NOT funded by the State are considered “Community Service” and are supported by tuition fees paid by the student. Some of these classes may also require additional lab fees, room use fees, and/or materials fees.
OPTIONAL FEES: Some courses have optional reading fees. Students may register without paying optional fees provided they do not utilize the optional services those fees would have covered.
Refunds are not automatic. To request a refund, students must complete a “Refund & Cancellation Form” and submit it to the main office at either the Schott or Wake Campus. The “Refund & Cancellation Form” form can be obtained at Schott and Wake Campus. A $10.00 per class processing charge will be deducted from tuition fee refunds. (This charge does not apply to material fees or classes cancelled by the college.)
Students may request a tuition refund (which includes lab fee and/or room use fee) before the first class meeting but no later than before the second class meeting.
MATERIAL FEE REFUNDS
Students may request a materials fee refund before the first class meeting but no later than before the second class meeting. A $10.00 processing fee will not be charged for materials fee refunds.
REFUNDS FOR THE FOLLOWING CLASSES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE BEFORE THE FIRST CLASS MEETING: Food and/or cooking classes, one-day and two day workshops, day trips, performance and theatre tickets. No partial refunds are available after the first class meeting.
Petitions for exceptions of the above procedure may be submitted to the main office at either the Schott Campus or the Wake Campus. Decisions on exception requests will be made by an administrative committee.
PLEASE ALLOW 4 TO 6 WEEKS FOR PROCESSING OF ALL APPROVED REFUND REQUESTS.
BOOK REFUNDS: Refunds are available within one week of the purchase date for books purchased through the Schott and Wake Campus bookstores. The receipt must be presented, and the book must be in new condition (i.e., without marks, bent corners or writing in it). Books purchased for one-day and two-day workshops and events are not returnable.
NO REFUNDS ARE AVAILABLE at any time for the following services: Special events; reading fees; and meals