Corning Community College is a member of the State of New York University. The history of the college dates back to the year 1956 when the college was founded by the local school district. The college is set up over a 550-acre campus on Spencer Hill in Corning, New York. The college operates through four other locations in the area.
Accreditation is granted by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Nursing program offered by the college is accredited by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
The most popular programs of study are the Associate of Science and Arts degrees for students who want to transfer to a four year university or college to complete a baccalaureate degree. The Associate of Science and Arts degrees are offered in various areas of study such as Business Administration, Computer Information Science, Health and Physical Education Studies, Engineering Science, and Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The Applied Associate of Science (A.A.S.) degree programs is for students who want to take up a profession directly after completing their course. The areas of study that the students of the Applied Associate of Science (A.A.S.) degree program can opt for include Accounting, Business Administration, Information Technology, Early Childhood Studies, Nursing, and EMT: Paramedic.
Other options include the Associate of Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) and certificate programs focused on specific careers for immediate entry into the workforce.
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To apply for admission, students must have a diploma from an accredited high school or equivalent (GED or EDP). Students who do not have a high school diploma or equivalent are required to take the Ability-To-Benefit test. Students are also required to take the academic placement testing for evaluation of basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. SAT/ACT scores are not requirements for admission.
The application procedure involves submitting the completed admission form and official high school/college transcripts. Students are encouraged to set up appointments with an Admission Specialist to seek guidance regarding the admission procedure.
International students need to submit the application for admission and a certificate of finances to demonstrate availability of funds to finance the education expenses for a year. They are required to submit their high school and college transcripts. They are required to provide evidence of their proficiency in English by submitting their TOEFL scores.
The college participates in a variety of financial aid programs to help students meet their educational expenses. Various types of financial aid include scholarships and grants, loans, and employment opportunities. The federal grants available for students include Pell Grant and the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG). Students can also apply for various loans such as Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Direct Parent Loans. Students can opt for work-study programs wherein they can seek employment with on or off-campus employers.
Different scholarship options available for students include the Abbie J. Chapman ’75 Nursing Scholarship, Alumni Family Scholarship, Carl H. and M. Suzanne Blowers Scholarship, Doris A. Bovee Memorial Scholarship, and Robert L. & Leonora Gross Scholarship.
To apply for financial aid, students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education. The financial aid office recommends a priority deadline of January 1 to apply for the financial aid. New York State residents can also apply for the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), Part-Time Tuition Assistance Program (PTTAP), or Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS) awards based on their enrolment.
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The campus offers many cultural, social, and leadership activities. The Student Association Government Assembly (SAGA) represents the students’ interests and coordinates various students’ activities. The Student Leadership program provides the opportunity to the students to hone their leadership, networking, and communication skills. There are many clubs and student organizations managed by the Student Association. Some of these include the Criminal Justice Society, Muse of Fire (the drama club), Nursing Society, Human Service Club, and the Computer Science and Technology Society.
The Advising & Counseling Services office provides academic guidance, career counseling, and financial advice to the students. The academic resources available for the students include the state-of-the art computer labs, library, and learning centers. There are five learning centers at the Spencer Hill campus for providing assistance to the students with their classroom assignments, homework, and exam preparation. Online instruction and tutoring facilities are also available to the students. The learning centers at the Spencer Hill campus include the Mathematics Learning Center, Writing Center, Academic Study Center, Science Learning Center, and the Nursing Simulation Lab.
The Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library houses a huge collection of print and media resources. There is a college bookstore which stocks textbooks, software, school merchandise, and other school supplies. The college has a child care center for the children of the staff, faculty, students, and alumni. The center is responsible for providing care for children between 18 months to 5 years. The campus also features the Eileen Collins Observatory and a planetarium.
Dining facilities are available for the students at the Main Dining Room, located in the Commons Building. It serves fresh-made deli sandwiches, wraps, subs, salads, and pizza.
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The athletic department is a member of the Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC) Region III and the National Junior College Athletic Association. The intercollegiate athletic teams include men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, bowling (co-ed), men’s baseball, women’s softball, and golf (co-ed). The college athletic teams are known as the Red Barons. The college also features a Fitness Center for promoting a healthy lifestyle.
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