In 1961 Clovis Community College (CCC), located in Clovis, New Mexico, got its starts when Eastern New Mexico University formed a branch campus to offer evening college courses at Clovis High School in cooperation with Clovis Municipal Schools. Today, this two-year higher education institution offers associate degrees, and continues to work closely with Eastern New Mexico University. By 1978 the citizens of Clovis voted to support the construction of a new campus donated by Ervin Schepps in 1970, and the new and current campus offered its first classes in 1980.
Students enrolled here participate in one- to two-year transfer and/or associate degree awarding programs in areas like academy based criminal justice, automotive technology, fine arts, general students, early childhood education, liberal arts, nursing, psychology, radiologic technology and legal assistant studies.
Online degrees are available in liberal arts, business, computers, criminal justice, and paralegal, with certificates in a wide variety of computer and programming subjects plus administrative assistant and business assistant. These are very flexible courses and as long as the student has access to a computer and the internet, this can be a great option to earn a degree in the evenings.
Distance Education allows students to complete coursework for effectively by limiting travel time, and providing flexible scheduling. Options include online courses, two-way interactive television courses, or classroom courses at Cannon Air Force Base. Students have access to state-of-the-art technology on campus, and via distance learning, thanks to large investments by the College. Some examples are Smart Classrooms with one-on-one instruction, the Computer Resource Center, on-line databases in the W.D. Dabbs Library, Cisco Networking, Distance Learning, the Center for Student Success, and the Online Writing Lab.
The school offers new high school graduates, and high school students eager to get a head start on their college education, a range of educational opportunities. Students still in high school may enroll in courses at the Technical Career Center, or Dual Credit courses
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The school maintains and “Open Admissions” policy. Students may apply online, in person, or paper applications via mail. Students may attend a New Student Orientation, campus tour, and obtain a student handbook before taking the Accuplacer academic Assessment and registering for classes. Degree-seeking students must submit an official high school transcript or GED transcript, and any past college transcripts. Applying is free. Non-degree seeking students should apply online, in person, or by mail, and may choose to apply credits earned to a degree at a later time.
Students applying to a full-time Occupational Technology Program like automotive technology, cosmetology, heating, ventilation, air conditioning/refrigeration or welding technology must complete an interest card and admission application.
High school students who wish to apply for special admission to the nursing, radiologic, or alternative licensure programs must meet extra admissions requirements.
Students wishing to apply for financial aid should consult with the Financial Aid office as soon as possible in the application process. Students may qualify for need or merit based college or federal scholarships, grants, loans, and employment. Interested students must fill out the FAFSA. Financial aid can cover everything from tuition and fees, to books and supplies, room and board, transportation and miscellaneous expenses.
All prospective students are welcome to apply, but higher tuition rates should be expected for non- New Mexico residents.
The not-for-profit Clovis Community College Foundation oversees and distributes donations made to the College, and is supported by community members, parents, and alumni.
Students can get involved in a range of clubs, organizations, and activities like the Campus Activities Board, the American Sign Language Club, the Black Student Union, the Education Student Association, the Hispanic Student Association, Ink Blots, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Student Ambassadors, the International Student Association, the Student Nurses Association and the TRiO Student Association. The Cultural Arts Series, put on by CCC and the Citizen’s Bank of Clovis brings a series of concerts to the campus, featuring international, regional and locally produced diverse cultural programming.
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While the school does not field any intercollegiate sports teams, students often take advantage of the Health and Fitness Center to stay active. This 44,400-square-foot state-of-the-art facility is open to students and community residents, and includes a fully equipped weight room, aerobic lab, cross-trainers, treadmills, steppers, and bicycles. Additionally, the facility houses a two-court basketball gym, six racquetball courts, two dance studios, four lighted outdoor tennis courts, and outdoor walking/jogging track, and a 25-yard 4-lane lap pool. Students and community members may sign up for structured classes or free access.
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Students are given a great deal of assistance in planning their current and continuing academic career by Academic Advisors interested in student needs, values and goals. Students may elect to complete Degree Plan requirements, or attend personal counseling. Career Services are available not only to student but members of the Clovis Community. Career Services provides assistance with resume writing, cooperative education, job listings and general career advising. The campus Child Care Center assists students with children between the ages of 3 and 12 years by providing reliable, convenient, and extremely affordable childcare.
Accreditation for the school is provided by The Higher Learning Commission.
The Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Inc., while the Radiologic Technology Program received its accreditation from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
Justine Ventimiglia graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Michigan – Dearborn. Currently residing in a 1950’s modest ranch in Metro Detroit, she enjoys researching and writing about Mid Century Modern furniture and decor as she works on restoring her home and documenting the process.