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The Collegian

Food, snacks fare at each cafeteria with to-go items

Each campus cafeteria features various foods from hot lunches and “grab-’n-go” items like sandwiches and pizza to healthy alternatives such as salads and veggie wraps. The chefs are professionally trained and choose the menus for their campus, so the menu is always changing.

Hours of Operation

Mon-Thurs: 7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Fri: 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Closed Saturdays and Sundays

Breakfast

Served until 10:30 a.m.
Bagels, muffins, cereal, oatmeal
Breakfast sandwiches, burritos

All-day gourmet coffee and cappuccino

Combo Platter Special: eggs, bacon or sausage,
breakfast potatoes and toast or biscuit

Hotline

Home-style served hot

One deluxe lunch-menu special prepared each day
Includes entrée, two sides & bread
See menu flyers posted in cafeteria for upcoming weekly hotline specials.

Grill items
Burgers, chicken tender baskets & philly cheese steaks
Fish, grilled cheese and grilled chicken sandwiches
Make it a combo: Add fries or onion rings and fountain drink to any order
Seasonal specials available at chef’s discretion:
paninis, quesadillas, burritos and more

Grab ‘N Go
Made fresh daily
Pizzas, sandwiches, salads & wraps
Seasonal specials available at chef’s discretion:
soups, nachos, baked potatoes, homemade desserts
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Out-of class fun
available to all
with activities

To thrive in a college environment, students need a little fun. That is where student activities comes in.

Student activities aims to complement the academic part of college while providing recreational and entertaining activities to help with the student’s overall development. Students can also develop leadership skills and social skills while participating in campus activities.

From astronomy to jazz, clubs and activities are numerous. TCC has a place for students interested in art, chess, dance, politics, computers; the list is too long to print. So log on to the TCC Web site and click

Current and Former Students, under Student Links click Student Service Department, go to Student Development and Educational Services and click Student Activities to get to a link for each campus.
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DSS serves those with disabilities on all campuses

TCC provides support services for students defined as disabled under the Rehabilitation act of 1973 through the disability support services offices.

“ [DSS] levels the playing field for students,” Judy Kelley NE DSS coordinator, said. “Our purpose is to assist them without doing the work for them.”

Students in credit and non-credit classes are eligible to receive DSS services but need to provide proper documentation.

Documentation can come from a professional in education, medicine, disability services or psychology indicating a mental or physical impairment.

To ensure accommodations are available, students should contact DSS 20 business days before the start of class.

Service and accommodations include assisting with self-advocacy, appropriate accommodations, special testing accommodations, sign language interpreters, tutoring, note taking, access to assistive technology, student referrals to on-and-off campus resources and application information for taped and large-print books.

NE Campus: Judy Kelley, NSTU 1629, 817-515-6333 or 817-515-6337 (testing or tutoring);

NW Campus: Evette Brazzile, at WCTS 1111A, 817-515-7790 or 817-515-7733 (TTD),

South Campus: Carl Scherrieb at SSTU 1211A, 817-515-4554

SE Campus: Joan Moyer, ESSE 2310A, 817-515-3521.
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Counseling serves testing, advising for all students

New to college, not sure what classes to take—then a trip to a TCC counseling center might be of help.

TCC counseling and testing centers provide a variety of services to students: academic advisement, career counseling, testing and personal counseling.

Academic Advisement
Selection of a field of study for undecided students
TSI advisement
Degree planning
Transfer planning
Information about classes and programs
Career Counseling
Career testing
Career assessment
Career guidance
Technical program advisement

TESTING
ACCUPLACER testing
CLEP testing
Career testing
ESL testing

TCC also provides professional personal counseling for students dealing with issues from illness, emotional and physical abuse, anxiety and depression.
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Centers give help to needy writers in campus labs

Writing centers are available on each campus to assist students with the basic concepts of writing.

The primary goal of each center is to assist students in becoming polished writers using the skills learned in their classes.

The centers provide assistance with topic selection, outlines, proofreading and MLA formatting.

The four campus centers offer different services in addition to writing tutorials, but all students wanting assistance should make an appointment and come prepared. The centers are available to provide help, not to do students’ work.

An individual wanting to use the labs’ services does not have to be enrolled in English or writing courses, but must be a TCC student.

All services are rendered free of charge.
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Sites available for relaxation in many locations

A hectic academic schedule occasionally calls for a little downtime between classes or at the end of a long day.

Students need not fret because TCC provides relaxation areas at each campus.

SE Bistro provides students a comfortable atmosphere to unwind, study or play a friendly game of dominoes or cards with classmates.

Wi-Fi connections are available as well as two new 42-inch LCD wall-mounted televisions.

Students can “chill out” on NE, NW and South and test their skills playing Solids and Stripes or 9 Ball at billiards. Air hockey, table tennis and big-screen televisions are also available for student enjoyment.

Students and staff must show a photo ID card to access each facility.

Student activities frequently sponsors recreational and cultural events generally free and open to all students and faculty.

For more information, contact each campus’ student activities.
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College catalog now available in online format

Instead of the traditional print version, TCCD’s 2007-2008 Catalog is now offered in an online format. Any or all portions of the catalog may be downloaded or printed.

Go to the TCC Web site and click on Current and Former Students, scroll down to Academic Information and click TCCD Catalog. Or get there directly by using the following address: www.tccd.edu/catalog/?menu=0.
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Staffs awaiting health concerns in campus areas

Students with health concerns can find assistance on all campuses.

Every campus is equipped with a health office and nurse staff to attend the needs or simply answer any question that the students may have.

The offices offer services such as CPR instruction, blood pressure check, hearing and vision screening, health counseling, first aid, HIV testing, flu vaccinations and emergency response.

Information on how to get health insurance, a handicap parking permit, referrals or classrooms presentations on health and wellness education are available in both the office and online at www.tccd.edu.

Pat Marling, the coordinator of health services on NE Campus, is in NSTU 1704A.

“ Any student who has serious chronic conditions should come and fill out a health history application,” she said.

On South Campus, Flo Stanton heads health services in SACC 1306.

Evette Brazille directs health services on NW Campus in WSTU 1128A, and Veronica Warrior is on SE Campus in ESEC 2118A.

Students may also contact the health offices or read The Collegian for scheduled blood and marrow donor drives and activities such as health fairs.

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