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Student Support Services

Bookstore The Viking Shop offers a variety of reading mate- rials, new and used textbooks, a large selection of college logo items, school supplies and sundries. Students should bring a printout of their course schedule to find out which textbooks are required for each class. Students with ASB cards receive a 10% discount on textbooks. Textbooks are return- able during the first three weeks of instruction for full-term courses, if unmarked and with a receipt. At the end of the semester, a textbook “buy back” is held. The Viking Shop also sells computer hard- ware and software at educational discounts to qualifying students and staff. Students can send and receive faxes for $1 per page. The Viking Shop is located next to the CalWORKs Office or call 252-2411 x7262.

Business Office The Business Office is located in the Administration Building and can be contacted at x7226. This office disburses financial aid and work study checks; processes refund requests; maintains student scholarship accounts; and col- lects fees, fines and payments on deferrals and returned checks.

CalWORKs/Workforce Dev. Center The Barstow College CalWORKs Program is a part of San Bernardino County's compliance with the Federal Welfare Reform Act. It allows for individ- uals receiving cash aid – Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF), formerly AFDC – to con- tinue to attend college if they are:

1. Enrolled in school at the time County CalWORKs makes initial contact;

  • 2.

    Making satisfactory progress; and

  • 3.

    Enrolled in approved course work.

The Barstow College CalWORKs Program offers short-term course work in occupational and voca- tional areas. The CalWORKs Program can assist with obtaining child care and subsidized employ- ment opportunities. The CalWORKs Program pro- vides support in academic and personal counsel- ing, tutorial services and personal development workshops.

If you would like more information about the Barstow College CalWORKs Program and how it may help you, please contact the CalWORKs Office at 252-2411 x7253.

Child Care Center ChildCare America offers discount rates for full- and half-time daycare for children, aged 6 weeks to 12 years. In order to receive the student/staff discount, BCC students must enroll in and suc- cessfully complete a minimum of 5 units per semester. For more information, call 252-2727.

Computer Labs In addition to class time, the campus computer labs provide students with a quiet place to com- plete homework assignments, take on-line and make-up exams and complete their on-line assignments. These labs are located in the "B" Building along the North Wall and in L6 in the Library. All students who wish to use computers during lab time must enroll in Educ 150 - Tutorial Support.

Each lab is equipped with Internet access, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access Publisher, Frontpage and PowerPoint, Acrobat Reader and several Microsoft Visual programs. L6 has Internet access and Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

In addition, CalWORKs' clients must participate in "work-related activities" for a maximum of 32 hours per week. An approved combination of the following can be used to meet the requirement: class time, work study, work experience, subsi- dized or unsubsidized employment, internships, and/or reasonable tutorial time.

Generally, the labs are available whenever there are no classes scheduled. Each lab posts a sched- ule indicating available lab times during the first week of classes. Evening hours are available Monday-Thursday, and the B6 lab is open on Saturdays. See the posted schedules for specific hours.


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