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Western Texas College is committed to excellence as it challenges students to reach their full potential.
The institutional goals of Western Texas College are:
Courses of Study
Western Texas College offers programs of study that qualify students for the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree and junior standing in a senior college or university, and programs that qualify students for the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Programs are also offered that qualify students for certificates of completion which are awarded to students who successfully fulfill the requirements of a program of less than two years' duration.
Since degree requirements of various colleges and universities vary considerably, students preparing for transfer to senior colleges and universities should check carefully the catalog of their chosen institution and confer with the counselors, registrar, or faculty advisor concerning specific courses to be taken at Western Texas College.
In general, all students working toward a Bachelor of Arts Degree will need basically the same courses in the first two years with a few selected electives. Most students planning a Bachelor of Arts degree, and especially those students who are undecided about a major field, are advised to follow a “liberal arts curriculum.”
Recognition and Accreditation
Western Texas College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, web site: www.sacscoc.org, to award associate degrees and certificates. Inquiries to the Commission should relate only to the accreditation status of the institution and not to general admission information.
The college is also approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Western Texas College is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges, Texas Association of Community Colleges, and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. Students or prospective students who wish to review accreditation documentation may request this file from the President’s Office.
An Equal Opportunity Institution
Western Texas College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities.
Equal opportunities include, but are not limited to, employment, upgrading, promotion, demotion or transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising, layoff or termination, rates of pay, and selection for training.
Equal Educational Opportunity
With respect to the admission and education of students, and the availability of student loans, grants, and scholarships, and to student activities conducted on premises owned by the Scurry County Junior College District, WTC shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. Further, WTC does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the educational programs or activities which it operates, as required by Title IX.
For information about the policies of Western Texas College, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Director of Human Resources at Western Texas College, Snyder, TX, 79549, 325-573-8511, or the Section 504 Coordinator, Director of Human Resources at Western Texas College, Snyder, TX, 79549, 325-573-8511.
In accordance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. Section 794, as amended), college programs and activities shall be conducted in such a manner that no otherwise qualified individual shall, solely by reason of disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under, any such program or activity.
The Director of Human Resources is the Handicap Compliance Coordinator as well as the Coordinator, Americans with Disabilities Act. Western Texas College is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Also, the counselors at Western Texas College may be contacted concerning special courses of study or facilities for the disabled.
A request for special assistance must be directed, in writing, to the Director of Counseling Services, who, in turn, will formulate a procedure for procuring the needed assistance. Students who are physically disabled and are enrolled, or will be enrolled, should contact Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, 1969 Industrial Blvd., Abilene, TX 79602, 325-690-3800.
Western Texas College has adopted an internal grievance procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by the U.S. Department of Justice regulations implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Title II states, in part, that ‘no otherwise qualified disabled individual shall, solely by reason of disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination’ in programs or activities sponsored by a public entity.
The Director of Human Resources has been designated to coordinate ADA compliance, and complaints should be addressed in writing to that office. A copy of the ADA grievance procedure is posted in the Administration Building.
Students who feel they have been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age may file a grievance with the Student Welfare Committee for relief.
The contact person for the grievance procedure is the Dean of Student Services.