LCCC Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Sep 21, 2021  
LCCC Catalog 2021-2022

General Information



The College

Laramie County Community College was created by the voters on May 21, 1968, to help fill the need for academic, career and community service/continuing education in the county. Courses are offered that reflect the skills and knowledge required to function in a world that makes ever increasing demands upon the individual. The college is dedicated to helping individuals prepare for careers, enjoy community life, and enrich leisure time by providing continuing educational experiences.

To achieve these ends, Laramie County Community College provides programs in the following instructional areas: academic, preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions; career education, training students in programs up to two years in length to enter the world of work; and community education, consisting of non-credit courses and offering courses of general information, cultural opportunities, and professional and personal growth. 

Laramie County Community College strives to be an educational institution for all people-whether they want to gain personal enrichment through a program of general education, to obtain a certificate of high school equivalency, to develop skills in a technical program, or to begin a college career leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree.

Accreditation and Professional Associations

Laramie County Community College and its programs are accredited or approved by the following organizations:

  • The Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411, 800.621.7440, info@hlcommision.org.
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Standing Committee on Paralegals, 321 N. Clark Street, 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60654-7598, 312.988.5757.
  • American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 606112678, 312.440.4653.
  • The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312.704.5300, www.jrcert.org.
  • National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), 13505 Dulles Technology Drive, Herndon, VA 22071-3415, 703.742.3800.
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404.975.5000.
  • Wyoming State Board of Nursing, 130 Hobbs Avenue, Suite B, Cheyenne, WY 82007, 307.777.7601.
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Ste 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727.210.2350 (Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Emergency Medical Services-Paramedics, Physical Therapist Assistant, and Surgical Technology).
  • Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions, 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett TX, 75088, 214-703-8445, www.coaemsp.org
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), 200 E. Randolph Street, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL  60601, 313.975.2401.
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085, 703.706.3245.
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS), 6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500 Ellicott City, MD 21043, 443.973.3251, www.jrcdms.org.
  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), 13614 Progress Blvd, Alachua, FL  32615, 386.518.6500.
  • The National Certified Public Manager® Consortium, 2516 Wertherson Lane, Raleigh, NC 27613-1700, 919.306.1787.

Laramie County Community College is a Cisco Academy as well as an Asymetrix Authorized Training Center. In order to provide complete services for students, the college also is a member of the following:

  • American Association of College and University Housing Officers,
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers,
  • American Association of Community Colleges,
  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA),
  • American Wind Energy Association,
  • Association for Student Conduct Administration,
  • Association of College Unions-International,
  • Association for Orientation, Transition and Retention (NODA),
  • Association of Title IX Administrators,
  • Higher Learning Commission,
  • Interstate Passport,
  • Mountain States Association of Community Colleges,
  • National Academic Advising Association,
  • National Association for Campus Activities,
  • National Association for Student Personnel Administrators,
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers,
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators,
  • National Behavior Intervention Team Association,
  • National College Testing Association,
  • National Council on Marketing and Public Relations,
  • National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD),
  • National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA),
  • Rocky Mountain Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers,
  • Rocky Mountain Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators,
  • Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE),
  • Wyoming Admissions Officers (WAO),
  • Wyoming Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

College Facilities and Resources

Cheyenne Campus

1400 East College Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82007
307.778.5222 or 800.522.2993 (toll free)

The main campus of Laramie County Community College occupies facilities situated on 271-acres. The site is immediately southeast of Cheyenne on College Drive. The main campus consists of 25 buildings. The Cheyenne campus is a residential campus with a residence hall capacity for 632 students. To support residential students, the College has a full-service dining hall and a coffee shop that is open for extended hours access.

The campus is proud to be able to boast of a state-of-the-art Flex Tech building, opened in 2016 that currently houses the Welding and Diesel Mechanics programs in large high bays, and other technical programming in more traditional classroom areas. Facilities for the College’s other academic programs comprise some of the older buildings of various ages, with a dedicated Health Sciences building, Business, Agriculture, Sciences, and Automotive program areas.

The Clay Pathfinder Building, opened in January of 2017, houses Student Services, the Book Store, ANB Bank Leadership Center, a coffee shop, and more state-of-the-art science labs as well as a dedicated floor for the University of Wyoming. Facilities for athletics and campus recreation as well as for rodeo and agriculture programming are also on this campus, with the agriculture indoor arena and facilities being some of the best in the state.

Newly remodeled student areas include the Crossroads Building that is home to specific student activities of clubs and organizations, the Help Desk, Veterans’ Lounge, and open study and engagement areas. This building received its updating partially through student fees the Student Government Association voted to dedicate to student space.

Opened in February of 2019, the newly remodeled and expanded Ludden Library and Learning Commons brought LCCC’s library facilities well into the 21st century. One of the highlight areas is an Innovation Lab that is specially designed to fuel a variety of creative and collaborative student work.

The most recently renovated building is Fine Arts, which now includes a new Esther & John Clay Fine Arts Gallery and updated instructional space for Music, Art, Theatre, and Education. The renovation also includes the addition of the Surbrugg Prentice Auditorium (SPA), which seats 400, and will be used for theater and music productions. 

Albany County Campus

1125 Boulder Drive, Laramie, Wyoming
307.721.5138 or 800.522.2993, Ext. 5138 (toll free)

The Albany County Campus of LCCC, located in Laramie, Wyoming, is a branch campus - extending the lifelong educational opportunities of a community college to the residents of Albany County. Though the campus is one building, located on the east side of Laramie, classes are taught through this branch, on the campus of the University of Wyoming, and also at the new Laramie High School that is located nearby.

The Albany County Campus provides students with face-to-face support services similar to those available to the Cheyenne campus students, as well as access to all LCCC services through online resources. Academic advising, career guidance, adult re-entry assistance, financial aid information, and Library and tutoring services are available. On-site High School Equivalency Certification and testing services are provided, along with Adult Education programming, non-credit community life enrichment courses, English language assistance, and much more.

The Laramie campus has expanded its classroom space with two new larger classrooms and one renovated classroom, adding 931 square feet to the building. One of the new classrooms serves as a wet lab/art room, and the other is a large classroom that accommodates up to 50 students. The renovated classroom includes a new science lab to better serve science education needs.

The Laramie campus holds classes at Laramie High School for Automotive Technology available to high school students doing dual enrollment with the College. On the campus of the University of Wyoming, LCCC teaches developmental math.

Eastern Laramie County Outreach Center

607 Elm Street, P. O. Box 580, Pine Bluffs, WY
307.245.3595

LCCC serves Eastern Laramie County residents with classes and programs from the beautiful Historic Pine Bluffs High School building. Course offerings vary from semester to semester. The facility supports offerings of continuing education, personal and professional improvement, life enrichment courses, and ESL, AE, and HSEC preparation.

Eagle Village - Residence Hall Complex

1340 East College Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82007
307.637.2498

Living on campus can be one of the most rewarding and enjoyable aspects of a student’s college experience. It provides the best opportunity to get to know the campus, get involved in campus events and organizations, meet new people, and make new friends. There are many fun and rewarding activities in the residence halls, plus the convenience of being close to classes and other campus resources.

LCCC’s residence halls offer four-person suites; two- and four-person private bedroom suites; one-person, private, super-single rooms and two person doubles in our new residence hall with wet core bathrooms. These halls have an overall capacity of 632 students.

The four-person suites in the east and north halls are similar to the west residence hall, with two bedrooms in each suite as well as a shared common area. Each bedroom houses two students and includes a private bathroom. Private bedroom suites are available in two-person and four-person units. Each student has a private bedroom with closet, desk and dresser, and shares a bathroom with one suitemate. Private bedroom suites also have a shared common area with a living room and kitchenette. The newest hall offers two-person double rooms with a wet core bathrooms and community kitchen and living space in each wing.

A few private, super-single rooms are available in the east residence halls. These rooms have all the amenities of the larger suites, including single bed, desk, dresser, and seating area, as well as a kitchenette area and private bathroom. All rooms in these halls are air conditioned.

Direct internet access and streaming cable TV access are included in all residence hall bedrooms. If students would like telephone lines set up in the rooms, they need to contact the Director of Residential Living & Learning.

The commons, serving students living on campus, is a gathering place for residents of all halls to enjoy. The commons offers a computer lab, TV lounge, study areas, fireplace, lounge, laundry facilities, serving room, classroom, vending machines, and mail delivery services.

The LCCC Residential Living & Learning Office is located in the community center, serving all halls.

Recreation and Athletics Complex (RAC)

Recreation & Athletics Complex, 307.778.1385

The College has a recreation facility that is equipped to provide a variety of fitness options for LCCC students, LCCC employees, and the greater Cheyenne area. This facility is multi use and houses the Golden Eagle Athletic Teams as well as the Exercise Science program. The RAC houses an indoor climbing wall, weight room, aerobic center, swimming pool, two-lane indoor running track, indoor tennis courts, racquetball courts, and basketball and volleyball courts. The Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Volleyball competitions occur in the RAC. Outdoor facilities include a disc golf course, sand volleyball court, access to the Greater Cheyenne Greenway for bicycling, running, and walking. There are two outdoor soccer fields for the Golden Eagle Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams.

Albany County Campus students have access to the recreational center in Laramie. For information, call 307.721.5138.

Student Computer Center

Crossroads Building 307.778.HELP (4357)
itstech@lccc.wy.edu

The Student Computer Center offers computer stations, color and black and white printing capabilities (using the semester printing allowance), as well user support for our technology solution for our students. There are opportunities to have group and team work areas to enhance group learning. The Student Computer Center is open daily during the Spring and Fall semesters and has reduced hours during the Summer semester. Student Computer Center hours are available at lccc.wy.edu/services/technology.

Computer Copyright

LCCC owns the computer software used in all college-wide computer activities. Unauthorized copying of this software violates LCCC policy as well as state and federal copyright laws.

Unauthorized access to college accounts, passwords, or other computer resources is illegal.

Not only may violators face college disciplinary action, including possible expulsion, but they may also be subject to misdemeanor or felony punishment, which includes imprisonment.

Disability Support Services

Clay Pathfinder Building, Suite 207

Disability Support Services (DSS) provides services and resources intended to facilitate equal access for students with disabilities to participate in courses, programs, activities, and services. The DSS office provides accommodations on a case-by-case basis for students who have documented disabilities.

Students who have questions or want to set up accommodations should call 307.778.1359 or email DSS@lccc.wy.edu for an appointment with a DSS staff member. For students who are deaf or hard of hearing, the TTY number is 307.778.1266.

Albany County Campus students who have questions or need an appointment should call 307.772.4299.

Admission

Laramie County Community College maintains an open admission policy and serves as an equal-access institution to all those who are high school graduates, High School Equivalency Certification (HSEC) recipients, or are over the age of 18 and who can demonstrate the ability to benefit from instruction provided. Others may be admitted as non-degree-seeking students at the discretion of the College. Admission to the College is required for students taking courses offered for credit.

Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.

The college has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college’s nondiscrimination policies. Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Suite 205, Clay Pathfinder Building,1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82007, 307.778.1144, NDS@lccc.wy.edu. Contact information for the regional Office for Civil Rights is: Office for Civil Rights, Denver Office, U.S. Department of Education, Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Building, 1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204-3582, 303.844.5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov. More information is available at lccc.wy.edu/NondiscriminationStatement.aspx.

Admissions Definitions

  1. Ability-to-Benefit - A federal financial aid provision for students who can demonstrate sufficient competency to benefit from post-secondary education in a career and technical program, but who do not have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  2. Accredited - Accredited by one of the agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  3. Admission - A status that indicates that a student has submitted all necessary documentation and meets the LCCC admission requirements.
  4. Admissions Review Committee - LCCC employees designated by the Vice President of Student Services to review application materials and related documentation regarding applicants who self-disclose or are found through the enrollment process to have a pending or prior dismissal or expulsion from another institution for non-academic reasons. The Committee should include the Director of Admissions, the Director of Campus Safety, an Academic Advisor, and a full-time faculty member. The Dean of Students acts as an Ex-Officio member of the committee.
  5. Degree-seeking Student - A student who intends to complete a degree or certificate at Laramie County Community College.
  6. Eligible Career Pathway Program - a career or technical program that combines rigorous and high-quality education, training, and other support services as defined under section 484(d)(2) of the Higher Education Act.
  7. New Students - Individuals who have never attended a postsecondary institution following high school completion.
  8. Open Admission - A type of unselective and noncompetitive college admissions process in which the only criterion for entrance is a high school diploma or high school equivalency.
  9. Provisional Admission - An admission status that provides for the applicant to be admitted to the College, and as long as any conditions set for the student for behavior or performance are met, continues. Admission may be revoked if the conditions are not met or expectations are not fulfilled. Any conditions the student might be subject to will be provided for him/her in writing.
  10. Selective Program - A program that has additional requirement for admittance.
  11. Transfer Students - Individuals who have successfully completed college classes at another institution of higher education whose institutional accreditation is through an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and provided official transcripts as documentation.

Admissions Procedure

  1. Students Seeking a Degree or Certificate
    1. Applicants who are new to Laramie County Community College or transferring from another college may be admitted as degree-seeking if they:
      1. have graduated from an accredited high school, or
      2. have graduated from a home school program, or
      3. are high school equivalency recipients, or
      4. have successfully completed an associate’s degree (AA, AS, or AAS) or higher from an institution of higher education whose institutional accreditation is through an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, or
      5. have demonstrated the ability to benefit from college-level course work.
        1. Students who do not meet criteria a-d above may still be permitted to enroll at LCCC under the Ability-to-Benefit provision. To enroll under this provision, the student must have demonstrated their ability to benefit by having successfully completed at least 6 college-level credit hours without financial aid (see 5.0 B). After successfully completing 6 credit hours of college-level coursework that are applicable toward a degree or certificate offered by LCCC, the student may request to be admitted as a degree-seeking student in an eligible career pathway program as defined by the U.S. Department of Education (see 5.0 D.3). If a student first enrolled in a federal financial aid eligible program from an institution of higher education whose institutional accreditation is through an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education prior to July 1, 2012, the student may enroll in any federal financial aid eligible program after receipt and evaluation of an official transcript.
    2. Prospective students are required to apply for admission and self-certify on the application that they have met one of the criteria in 5.0 A.1).
      1. If transfer students wish to receive transfer credit for previous coursework, official transcripts from previous colleges attended must be submitted so that credits may be evaluated for transferability.
      2. If LCCC or the U.S. Department of Education has reason to believe that the high school diploma or equivalent is not valid or was not obtained from an entity that provides secondary school education, the student will be required to provide requested documentation for LCCC to evaluate the validity of the high school completion.
  2. Students Not Seeking a Degree or Certificate
    1. Prospective students are required to apply for admission to be admitted as non-degree seeking. Types of non-degree seeking students include:
      1. Individuals who are pursuing courses for personal enrichment or professional development, or
      2. high school students who wish to enroll in credit classes concurrently at LCCC, or
      3. individuals who do not meet the criteria in 5.0 A.1 who wish to demonstrate their ability to benefit.
  3. LCCC Students Returning after an Absence
    1. Degree-seeking students who have attended LCCC in the past, but have been absent for one or more semesters, not including summer, must submit a new application for admission.
    2. Non-degree seeking students who have attended LCCC in the past, but have been absent for two or more years, must submit a new application for admission.
    3. Returning students may be asked to re-submit transcripts if they have been away from LCCC for five or more years or if they have taken classes at another post-secondary institution since their last enrollment at LCCC, if they wish to have their transfer credits evaluated for transferability.
  4. Applicants and Students Changing Status
    1. Students who have been accepted as degree-seeking and would like to change their status to non-degree seeking will be required to complete a Change of Program Form.
    2. Students who determine that they would like to change their status from non-degree seeking to degree-seeking will be required to submit a Change of Program Form.
    3. If transfer students wish to receive transfer credit for previous coursework, official transcripts from previous colleges attended must be submitted so that credits may be evaluated for transferability.
    4. Students requesting admittance under the Ability-to-Benefit provision will be required to submit a Change of Program Form to indicate the desired eligible career pathway program once the student has successfully completed the minimum 6 credit hours of college level coursework.
  5. Admissions Review Committee
    1. Applicants or admitted students who self-disclose or are found through the enrollment process to have been dismissed or expelled from another institution for non-academic reasons, or who are currently in violation of the LCCC Student Code of Conduct (Procedure 3.15P) will undergo review by the Admissions Review Committee.
    2. The Dean of Students or designee will gather and analyze information related to an applicant’s prior or pending dismissal or expulsion from another institution.
    3. The Dean of Students will present his/her research to the Admissions Review Committee. The Committee may request additional information be obtained by the Dean of Students, or may request to interview the applicant or student. Following a thorough review of all relevant information, and in consideration of individual and campus safety, the Admissions Review Committee will make the admissions decision in one of following ways:

Applicants

  1. Admit the applicant to LCCC with no restrictions.
  2. Admit the applicant provisionally with conditions to be determined by the Admissions Review Committee.
  3. Deny admission to the applicant.

Admitted Students

  1. Continue at LCCC with no restrictions.
  2. Provisionally admitted with a Dean of Students hold placed on his/her student account until their status is deemed no longer provisional.
  3. Admission revoked per 5.0.G below.
  1. Applicants or admitted students will be notified in writing of the admissions decision and any possible conditions for admission when applicable.
  1. Admission to Selective Programs
    1. All students must apply for admission to the College prior to applying to selective programs. See 5.0.A.1) and 5.0.A.2) above for procedure.
    2. Selective programs may require additional admission materials and have additional criteria for admission. Refer to the individual program website for specific admission requirements.
  2. Revoking Admission
    1. Admission to the College may be revoked for LCCC Student Code of Conduct (Procedure 3.15P) violations prior to the start of class attendance at the discretion of the Dean of Students.
  3. Appeals
    1. Admissions decisions are appealable to the Vice President of Student Services
    2. Appeals should be submitted in writing within ten (10) business days of notice, to:

Vice President of Student Services
Laramie County Community College
1400 E College Drive
Cheyenne, WY 82007

  1. Appeals may take up to 30 days to be reviewed.

Admission of International Students

All foreign nationals except Temporary Workers or Intracompany Transferees will be classified as nonresident students unless the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services changes their status to permanent resident or they earn United States citizenship, in which case the residence policies apply.

Individuals applying for admission under F-1 student visa status must also fulfill the following requirements:

  1. File a financial statement with the Office of the Registrar declaring means and source of support while attending school in the United States, as required by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  2. Individuals must complete one of the following assessments with the indicated minimum score/level and have the results sent to Laramie County Community College prior to admission:
    1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 500 on the paper version or 173 on the computer version.
    2. iBt (internet-based test of the TOEFL) with minimum score of 61.
    3. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)at level 6.0.

Forms are available at lccc.wy.edu/admissions/international.

Residence Classification

The following regulations govern the classification of students as resident or nonresident for the purpose of fee assessment at the seven Wyoming community colleges.

The following students are Wyoming residents:

  1. Residing in Wyoming primarily as a student will not support a claim for resident status.
    1. Individuals who are financial dependents or under the age of 24 with a parent, guardian or spouse who lives in the State of Wyoming.
    2. Graduates of a Wyoming high school who attend the University or a Wyoming community college within one year of graduation and maintain continuous enrollment.
    3. Recipients of a high school equivalency in Wyoming who also qualify for a Hathaway Scholarship.
    4. Active Wyoming National Guard members and U.S. Armed Forces members stationed in Wyoming, and their dependents.
    5. Individuals with a permanent home in Wyoming and who have resided in the State for at least six months. To determine if a permanent Wyoming home has been established, the following factors are considered:
      • Evidence that any former home has been abandoned
      • Full-time employment in Wyoming for a minimum of six continuous months prior to residency determination
      • Ownership of home or property in Wyoming
      • Six months of continual presence in Wyoming prior to residency determination
      • Former Wyoming residency and maintaining state ties
      • Reliance on Wyoming resources for full financial support
      • Wyoming vehicle registration dated a minimum of six months prior to residence determination
      • Wyoming address on most recent federal income tax return
      • A valid Wyoming driver’s license dated a minimum of six months prior to residence determination
      • Wyoming voter registration
    6. Wyoming residents temporarily absent from the State due to military service, attendance at an educational institution, or other type of documented temporary sojourn.
    7. A resident student who is correctly classified as a resident by any Wyoming community college or by the University of Wyoming shall be classified a resident at all Wyoming community colleges.
    8. The spouse or financial dependent of an individual who is determined to be a Wyoming resident pursuant to these Guidelines.
    9. I am a legal dependent under the age of 24 of a Wyoming community college graduate.
    10. Effective for the 2015 summer school session and each semester thereafter, an applicant for resident tuition who is a veteran or eligible individual, as described in 38 U.S. C. 3679(c)(2), shall qualify as a resident for purposes of tuition at a Wyoming Community College if the applicant enrolls at one of the Wyoming community colleges and provides:
      1. A certificate or other evidence of the veteran’s or uniformed service member’s qualifying service in the uniformed services of the United States;
      2. Documented evidence at the time of enrollment that:
        1. The applicant for resident tuition intends to live in Wyoming during the term of enrollment;
        2. A veteran using educational assistance under either Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill® - Active Duty Program), Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)), or Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill® ) as described in 38 U.S.C. (“GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).);
        3. The veteran was discharged or released from a qualifying period of service in the active military, naval or air service before the date of enrollment or the uniformed service member is currently on active duty;
        4. If the applicant is a spouse or a child of the veteran, the applicant is a transferee pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 3311(b)(9) or 3319 of the veteran’s eligibility for educational benefits.
      3. A person who has qualified for resident tuition pursuant to the above requirements of this section, shall remain qualified in subsequent years if the person pursues one or more courses of education while remaining continuously enrolled, other than during regularly scheduled breaks, lives in the state during the term of enrollment, and, if the person is eligible through a transfer of eligibility pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 3319, the transfer has not been validly revoked.
  2. The following students are non-residents:
    1. Individuals who do not qualify under Section A above;
    2. Individuals who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents except as provided by Section 1b. above.

No reclassification will be retroactive to previous terms; questions regarding residency reclassification should be directed to the Student Hub.

Official School Catalog Addendum

The following individuals shall be charged a rate of tuition not to exceed the in-state rate for tuition and fees purposes:

  • A Veteran using educational assistance under either chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill® - Active Duty Program) or chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill® ), of title 38, United States Code, who lives in Wyoming while attending a school located in Wyoming (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school after a qualifying service of 90 days or more in the uniformed services of the United States. 
    • Effective August 1, 2021, provision 1005 removes the requirement for covered individuals to enroll in a course at a public institution of higher learning within three years of being discharged to receive in-state tuition.
  • Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in Wyoming while attending a school located in Wyoming (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the transferor’s discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Anyone described above while he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same school. The person so described must have enrolled in the school prior to the expiration of the three year period following discharge or release as described above and must be using educational benefits under either chapter 30 or chapter 33, of title 38, United States Code.
  • Anyone using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311(b)(9)) who lives in Wyoming while attending a school located in Wyoming (regardless of his/her formal State of residence).
  • Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in Wyoming while attending a school located in Wyoming (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and the transferor is a member of the uniformed service who is serving on active duty.
  • The policy shall be read to be amended as necessary to be compliant with the requirements of 38 U.S.C. 3679(c) as amended.

Academic Skills Assessment and Placement

Academic skills assessment and subsequent placement for initial levels of Math and English courses assist students in making choices that will enable them to attain their educational goals. To assure appropriate advising, LCCC adheres to the following assessment and placement protocols:

  1. Students who have graduated from high school and whose high school cumulative GPA is 3.0 or higher OR students who have an acceptable ACT score are considered ready for initial college-level math and college-level English courses. Placement can be determined from high school transcripts and/or ACT scores submitted to LCCC.
  2. Students who hold a college degree from a college or university whose institutional accreditation is through an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, as evidenced by provision of official transcripts to the Office of the Registrar, are considered ready for college-level math and college-level English courses; refer to Transferability of Courses for more information.
  3. Students auditing courses do not need to provide proof of academic eligibility; refer Auditing Courses under Academic Policies and Regulations.
  4. Students who doubt their own readiness for college-level courses, regardless of their high school GPA or ACT scores, should consult their advisor.

Additional information regarding placement for math and English are available at lccc.wy.edu/placement.

Registration

Students register and pay for classes online through the campus portal. New degree-seeking students may register meeting with their assigned Academic Advisor.

Course Load

Twelve credit hours constitute a minimum full-time course load, but the normal load for one semester is 15-18 credit hours. The maximum load is 19 hours. Students desiring to take more than 19 hours must receive permission from the dean of the school in which their declared program is housed. Students working more than 15 hours a week are strongly advised to reduce their course loads accordingly.

Class Schedule Changes (Add/Drop) and Withdrawal Procedures

Students must complete the following steps to make a schedule change (add/drop):

  1. Add/drop via the campus portal or
  2. Obtain a drop/add form from the Student Hub.
  3. On the form, list courses to be dropped and/or added. The instructor’s and dean’s signatures are required for adding a course after the first day of class. An advisor’s signature may also be required.
  4. Return the completed form to the Student Hub.

Students who withdraw from a course after the last day to drop receive a “W” grade on the transcript for the course. The “W” grade period is prorated for courses less than a full semester in length. Students may completely withdraw from the college in accordance with the published withdrawal dates with appropriate signatures and authorization. Students who completely withdraw from all courses are required to meet with an Academic Advisor and consult the Student Hub with regard to Financial Aid implications prior to withdrawing. A signature from an Advisor is required to process the withdrawal.

Students who wish to withdraw after the deadline are required to submit the request to the Office of the Registrar for consideration. Requests to withdraw after the deadline are reviewed by a committee of Academic Deans, Registrar, and Financial Aid Director. Failing grades are not an acceptable reason to request a withdrawal after the deadline.

Financial aid recipients should be aware that changes in enrollment may affect the financial aid awards for the semester in which the change occurs and/or the student’s future eligibility under the academic progress requirements. Students with questions regarding withdrawals and financial aid should contact the Student Hub prior to making these changes.

Administrative Holds

Registration may be restricted due to the following conditions:

  1. Unmet financial obligation with the college.
  2. Unreturned college equipment or materials.
  3. Disciplinary sanctions.
  4. Failure to maintain good academic standing.
  5. To enforce advising for students for whom it is mandatory.
  6. To enforce orientation for students for whom it is mandatory.
  7. To enforce submittal of official high school or HSEC transcripts for whom it is mandatory.

Administrative Withdrawals

Laramie County Community College retains the right to administratively withdraw students from courses under circumstances related to financial obligation, academic standing, individual hardship, and discipline or campus safety. Administrative withdrawals may be initiated if the student:

  1. Has a delinquent financial account at the college.
  2. Registered for courses while under suspension or expulsion.
  3. Is physically or emotionally unable to withdraw personally, and it is determined that the student would have withdrawn if given the opportunity.
  4. Is required to withdraw due to a disciplinary action.
  5. Fails to meet academic progress requirements in a selective admission program, the program coordinator may recommend an administrative withdrawal.

Effect of Enrollment Changes on Financial Aid

Dropping or withdrawing from a course or courses during the semester may impact student financial aid eligibility. Students who drop or withdraw from courses while receiving financial assistance may have financial aid reduced or cancelled or may be subject to a Return to Title IV calculation. Title IV (federal) financial aid includes the following: Pell Grant, SEOG, Work Study, and student/parent Direct Loans. Before dropping or withdrawing from courses, contact the Student Hub. For more details, refer to the section titled “Return to Title IV Calculation for Federal Financial Aid Recipients.”

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are charged for each credit hour for which a student enrolls.  Tuition rates are determined by the Wyoming Community College Commission and vary based on a student’s residency classification. Mandatory student fees are charged per credit hour for all students, regardless of residency classification. Included is a breakdown of the mandatory fees:

Student Fees $  7.77 per credit hour/semester
Wellness $  2.23 per credit hour/semester
Athletics $  5.50 per credit hour/semester
Technology Infrastructure Fee $  9.00 per credit hour/semester
Student Technology Fee $14.00 per credit hour/semester
Facilities Fee $10.25 per credit hour/semester
Total $48.75 per credit hour/semester

Tuition and student fees are for the academic year 2021-2022. Tuition and fees are subject to change. Please check the website for current rates:

lccc.wy.edu/services/financialaid/TuitionFees.aspx

Wyoming Resident (15 credits)

Tuition $ 1,575.00 a semester
Student Fees $    731.25 a semester
Total $ 2,306.25 a semester

Out-of-State Student (15 credits)

Tuition $ 4,725.00 a semester
Student Fees $    731.25 a semester
Total $ 5,456.25 a semester

WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange) (15 credits)

Tuition $ 2,370.00 a semester
Student Fees $    731.25 a semester
Total $ 3,101.25 a semester

For a student attending the college less than full-time, the following fees apply:

Wyoming Resident (1-14 credit hours)

Tuition $ 105.00 a credit hour/semester
Student Fees $   48.75 a credit hour/semester
Total $ 153.75 a credit hour/semester

Out-of-State Student (1-14 credit hours)

Tuition $ 315.00 a credit hour/semester
Student Fees $   48.75 a credit hour/semester
Total $ 363.75 a credit hour/semester

WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange) (1-14 credit hours)

Tuition $ 158.00 a credit hour/semester
Student Fees $   48.75 a credit hour/semester
Total $ 206.75 a credit hour/semester

The following fees and expenses apply to all students:

Credit by Examination Fee  
  CLEP Subject Examination Fee (subject to change) $85.00
  plus administrative fee to LCCC $20.00
  Departmental Examination Fee (per credit hour) $25.00
  DSST Subject Examination Fee (subject to change) $85.00
  plus administrative fee to LCCC $20.00
Initial Placement Test Fee No charge
Retake Placement Test Fee $  5.00
Non-LCCC Placement Test Fee (per subject) $  5.00
Nursing Tests $35.00 ea.
Transcript Fee (official copy sent via NSC) $  5.25 ea
Transcript Fee (official copy, in person) $10.00 ea.
Cap and Gown Fee, estimated $35.00
Course Fees Vary according to course
Video Fee  
  (for students at the remote receiving site) $20.00
Books and Course Supplies, estimated $600.00 per semester

Tuition and Fee Automatic Payment Plan

Students may elect to pay their tuition and fees through LCCC’s Automatic Payment Plan. LCCC has contracted with Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS) to provide an automatic payment plan that is an easy, convenient, and interest-free alternative for payment of tuition and fees. A student must pay a nonrefundable $25 processing fee to NBS and agree to automated withdrawal payments by NBS to participate in the plan. The automated withdrawal payments can be from checking or savings accounts or major credit card accounts. Plan details are available on LCCC’s website, at the Student Hub, or at the Cashier’s Offices. See schedule below for deadlines, required down payments, and number of payments for remaining balance.

Students enrolled in 11- to 16-week courses will be allowed two installment time periods for the balance due.

  Last Day to Enroll Online Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payments
Fall 2021 * July 24
* August 23
* September 8 B Block Only
15%
25%
35%
4
3
2
Aug-Nov
Sept-Nov
Oct & Nov
Spring 2022 * December 11
* January 17
* February 7 B Block Only
15%
25%
35%
4
3
2
Jan-Apr
Feb-Apr
Mar & Apr
Summer 2022 * May 8
* June 9 B Block Only
25%
50%
2
1
June & July
July Only

*Dates are subject to change. Please check myLCCC for exact dates.

e-Cashier Availability

Availability of e-Cashier is determined by LCCC. The college may elect not to have e-Cashier available during specific times and dates during registration.

Students should not assume balances will automatically be adjusted if financial aid is received or a course is dropped or added. Consult catalog for class withdrawal policy and refund dates. Students can review agreement balances online through My FACTS Account or call the LCCC Accounting Office at 307.778.1203 to confirm the change.

Residence Hall Automatic Payment Plan

Students may elect to pay their residence hall fees in full or through LCCC’s Automatic Payment Plan. LCCC has contracted with Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS) to provide an automatic payment plan that is an easy, convenient, and interest-free alternative for payment of tuition and fees. A student must pay a nonrefundable $25 processing fee to NBS and agree to automated withdrawal payments by NBS to participate in the plan. The automated withdrawal payments can be from checking or savings accounts or major credit card accounts. Plan details are available on LCCC’s website, at the Student Hub or Cashier’s Office.

The Golden Age Privilege

LCCC offers individuals 60 and older the privilege of enrolling for credit classes at a rate of 20 percent of the current in-state student tuition rate per credit hour. However, other fees such as lab, records, etc., must be paid.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program is a program through which students in participating states may enroll in designated institutions and programs in other participating states at a special, reduced tuition level. Under the terms of this program, students can be admitted at a cost of 150 percent of resident tuition.

Participating in the Western Undergraduate Exchange are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, U.S. Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. WUE rates are extended to Nebraska students by Wyoming community colleges.

LCCC will admit students from the above states to enter with the WUE designation. Requirements for proof of residency will be the same as currently in place for all LCCC students.

Students from any participating state may enroll in any program of study at LCCC.

Refund Policy for Credit Courses

Dropping a course prior to the first class meeting will result in a 100 percent refund of tuition and fees. For a drop or withdrawal after the first class meeting, tuition and fees will be refunded based on the length of the course. The end of the 100 percent refund period aligns with the last day to drop a class without a “W” grade. The refund dates for each course block are listed in the Academic Calendar. Students must drop classes from the campus portal or submit an add/drop form to the Student Hub to officially drop or withdraw from any course. The effective date of the change is the date the form is received by the Student Hub or the date the online transaction is processed.

Students may expect to receive refunds approximately four to six weeks after the course is dropped. No cash refunds will be issued.

Military Students

Laramie County Community College adheres to W.S. 19-11-120 with regard to the mobilization of its citizen soldiers. Students requesting to withdraw due to emergency mobilization status that is expected to exceed thirty (30) consecutive days should provide copies of orders to Office of the Registrar for necessary adjustments to the student’s academic records and student account pursuant to the statute.

Return to Title IV Calculation for Federal Financial Aid Recipients

This policy applies to any student awarded Title IV (federal) financial aid which includes the following: Pell Grant, SEOG, Work Study and student/parent Direct Loans.

Students who drop or withdraw from all courses in a semester may be subject to a Return to Title IV calculation. Students who receive all failing or incomplete grades may also be subject to this calculation. In some cases, this calculation results in a charge back of Title IV (federal) financial aid for which the student is responsible. When the Return to Title IV calculation results in a charge back of Title IV financial aid, the student will receive a letter to their home address indicating the amount charged back, the current account balance, and the options for repayment. Questions about Return to Title IV calculations may be directed to the Student Hub. More information on this policy can be found at lccc.wy.edu/services/financialaid.

Refund Policy for Noncredit Courses

There is a separate and different refund policy for all professional development and life enrichment noncredit courses. Please see the current Outreach and Workforce Development class schedule.

Academic Policies and Regulations

Catalog Under Which a Student May Graduate

The current catalog at the time a student enrolls in credit classes or changes programs determines the requirements for graduation. Students who change programs of study within a Pathway will remain in the catalog year assigned at the time the student enrolls at the College. Students who change programs of study to a program in a different Pathway must meet the requirements of the catalog in use at the time the student changes the Pathway and program of study. Students who have a break in attendance of one (1) semester, excluding summer semester, must meet the requirements of the catalog in use at the time of readmission even if they are not changing programs of study.

The College reserves the right to substitute courses for those no longer offered or to substitute one course for another in any program or degree. Refresher classes may be required for some skills courses.

Specific allied health programs require students to meet graduation requirements of the class for which they are admitted or readmitted.

Prerequisites

A prerequisite is designed to help students be successful. Prerequisites also inform prospective students what body of knowledge is necessary to be successful in a particular course.

If a prerequisite course is listed for a subsequent course, the student must have completed satisfactorily (grade of C or better) the prerequisite course, placed according to high school GPA or ACT score, or completed an equivalent course at a college/university that holds institutional accreditation through an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Equivalent courses must be demonstrated by submitting an official transcript, with final determination made by the Office of the Registrar. For additional information, please refer to the “Academic Skills Assessment and Placement Policy”.

Cancellation of Classes

The college reserves the right to cancel a class in cases of insufficient enrollment or budgetary constraints, and to close registrations for a class section that has reached its capacity. Course times, locations, modality of instruction, and instructors are subject to change without notice.

Class Attendance

Students are expected to attend all classes for which they enroll. Attendance is defined as being physically present for face-to-face classes, submitting coursework for online classes, and either being physically present or submitting coursework for hybrid classes. Faculty must report students who never attended during the first week of class. Students who never attended are removed from the official course roster. They are not charged tuition and fees for the course and the course will not appear on the student’s transcript.

Students are responsible for all class work missed during an absence. Satisfactory attendance is normally a condition precedent to successful completion of the course. Students should refer to the course syllabus for additional attendance information.

Grading System, Grade Reports, and Honors

The grading sequence at Laramie County Community College is A, B, C, D, F, S, U, I, W and Audit. A grade point scale is incorporated to maintain records that are consistent with neighboring institutions to ensure ease of transferability.

Grade Point Scale is:

A Excellent 4 points
B Above Average 3 points
C Average 2 points
D Below Average 1 points
F Failing 0 points
S Satisfactory (equivalent of “C” or higher) 0 points
U Unsatisfactory (equivalent of “D” or “F”) 0 points
I Incomplete 0 points
W Withdrawal from class 0 points
AUD Course taken for informational purposes only No credit
AF Academic Forgiveness No credit
TR Transfer Credit or Credit by Exam 0 points

A student my repeat a course in an attempt to earn a higher grade. The higher grade for the repeated course is used in the GPA calculation.

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grades

Subject to the provisions listed below, a student may request to be graded on a Satisfactory (S) credit basis rather than the A, B, C, D, F system for courses in which Satisfactory (S/U) grading is allowed:

  1. The decision must be made before the end of the first week of the class and agreed upon by the instructor of the course.
  2. Courses which will be graded only on a satisfactory (S) credit basis will be identified as such in the class schedule.
  3. The (S) credit option may not transfer to some institutions; therefore, students are urged to consult with their advisors prior to registration.
  4. An (S) grade is the equivalent of a “C” or higher. A (U) grade is the equivalent of a “D” or “F” grade.
  5. The grades of “S,” “U,” “I,” “W” and Audit are not calculated into the GPA.

Incomplete Grades

The incomplete grade “I” is a temporary grade issued at the request of the student, with the consent of the instructor, when reasons beyond the student’s control have prevented the on-time completion of a course. The “I” grade is reserved for situations of extraordinary circumstance and will be considered only when all other options for course completion have been exhausted. A student requesting an “I” grade must meet the following criteria:

  1. Communicate their request to the instructor after the last date to withdraw, as identified on the Academic Calendar.
  2. Earn an overall grade of C or higher on all submitted coursework at the time of the request.

An incomplete grade is awarded at the discretion of the instructor and is confirmed via the Incomplete Contract. The Incomplete Contract will include:

  1. The requirements for course completion and calculation of the final grade if no work is submitted.
  2. The last date on which course work will be accepted.
  3. The signatures of the instructor and the student.

All requirements of the Incomplete Contract must be completed by the expiration date agreed to by both the instructor and the student. The latest allowable expiration date for the “I” grade is the final day of the subsequent semester. If the work for the “I” grade is not completed within the time allowed, the “I” will revert to the grade earned in the course after the missing work has been calculated. An extension of time may be granted by the instructor under extraordinary circumstances.

Auditing Courses

Students who want to enroll in a course for informational purposes only may do so by registering for audit. Students may repeat an audited course later for credit by registering for the course and paying tuition and any applicable fees. The tuition and any fees for an audited course are the same as if the course were taken for credit. The decision to audit a course should be made at registration; however, students may elect to change to audit if the following procedure is observed:

  1. For a 16-week course, students may change a course from credit to audit at any time prior to the end of the ninth week of the semester following the standard procedure for a schedule change. Changing a course from credit to audit at any time during the semester may result in a reduction in financial aid. Students should discuss their financial aid and potential impact with the Student Hub prior to changing a course from credit to audit.
  2. For courses fewer than 16 weeks, including summer courses, the deadline for changing is the midpoint of the course.
  3. Students may only change a course from audit to credit after the first class meeting with an instructor’s signature. Often an audit student is not expected to take examinations, complete writing assignments, or complete other course requirements. However, because of the particular nature of some courses, the instructor may require that an audit student complete writing assignments, term papers, examinations or other course requirements. Any student enrolled in a course for audit should clarify the requirements with the instructor before enrolling or on the first day of class. If there are course requirements that an audit student is unprepared or unwilling to meet, he or she may drop the course immediately subsequent to the first class period and receive a full tuition refund. An audit student who is unwilling to meet the stated course requirements and does not drop the course immediately subsequent to the first class period, may be withdrawn from the class at any time by the instructor for failing to meet stated requirements.

Academic Honors

Students enrolled with a minimum of 12 credit hours in any semester who earn a grade point average of 3.75 or higher will be listed on the President’s Honor Roll. Those earning a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.74 in any semester will be listed on the Vice President’s Honor Roll.

Students with a cumulative average of 3.75 or above will graduate with the honor of HIGH DISTINCTION. Students with a cumulative average of 3.5 or above will graduate with the honor of DISTINCTION.

Academic Rights and Responsibilities

Each student is expected to display appropriate conduct while on campus or attending college-sponsored activities. The college will take appropriate action for any violation of the Academic Code of Conduct, which includes but is not limited to plagiarism; cheating; and the unauthorized acquisition or disposition, or other trafficking in exams, papers, or other classroom materials for which the student bears responsibility for originality. Disciplinary action may be taken if violations of the Academic Code of Conduct or General Code of Conduct occur. The Student Handbook, which contains the Codes of Conduct, Sanctions, Administrative Due Process and Appeals procedures, is available on LCCC’s website at lccc.wy.edu/life/handbook. Each student, as a member of the college academic community, is responsible for becoming familiar with and abiding by these policies and regulations. See the LCCC Student Handbook for further information on student rights and responsibilities.

Satisfactory Academic Standing

Satisfactory academic standing must be maintained during attendance at the college in order that students may accomplish their educational goals. A system has been designed to encourage and assist students to attain these goals.

  1. Every student must have a minimum of a 2.0 (C) cumulative grade point average by the time the certificate or degree is earned.
  2. Students may progress toward this goal of satisfactory academic standing if the following standards are met:

Minimum Required Cumulative Grade Point Average

2.0 or better = satisfactory standing

1.99 or less = academic probation

Two consecutive semesters with a cumulative GPA of 1.99 or less = academic suspension

Academic Probation/Suspension

Students will be placed on academic probation and notified by the Office of the Registrar when their cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls below a 2.0. The purpose of academic probation is to alert students that they have not met academic standards, to provide students with the opportunity to assess their academic standing, and to offer assistance in returning to good standing.

The first semester that a student does not meet academic standards, he/she will be placed on probation. The student will be required to meet with an academic advisor in the Advising Center to develop an education success plan which addresses the cause of his or her academic challenges.

The second consecutive semester a student does not meet academic standards, he/she will be placed on academic suspension and will be required to take one semester off from courses at LCCC. After a semester of non-enrollment from LCCC, an academically suspended student will be able to petition for re-enrollment by meeting with an academic advisor and completing an academic plan designed to help the student meet his/her academic goals. The student will be required to meet with an academic advisor each semester until he/she has a cumulative GPA at or above a 2.0.

Students may appeal this suspension in writing to the Suspension Appeals Committee through the Office of the Registrar for an additional probationary semester.

Once a student’s cumulative GPA is back at or above the 2.0 level, he/she is no longer on academic probation/suspension. Suspended students who achieve a semester GPA of 2.0 or higher but fail to raise their cumulative GPA above a 2.0 may continue taking courses at the discretion of the academic advisor.

Academic Forgiveness

Laramie County Community College permits degree-/certificate-seeking students to petition for academic forgiveness of course work that was previously taken at LCCC. The goal of this procedure is to lighten the burden of academic recovery once a student has demonstrated the ability to succeed academically. Students wishing to pursue academic forgiveness should discuss the options available with their academic advisor.

The Academic Forgiveness procedure is available at lccc.wy.edu/Documents/Academic-Forgiveness-Procedure.pdf

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include:

  1. The right to inspect and review students’ education records within 45 days of the day that Laramie County Community College receives a request for access. Students should submit to the vice president, registrar, school dean of the academic department, or other appropriate official, written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The college official will make arrangements for access and notify the students of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the college official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the students of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
  2. The right to request the amendment of students’ education records that students believe are inaccurate or misleading. Students may ask the college to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the college official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the college decides not to amend the record as requested by a student, the college will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his/her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to students when notified of the right to a hearing.
  3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in students’ education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests including contractors, volunteers, and other non-employees performing institutional services and functions. A school official is a person employed by the college in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the college has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill a professional responsibility. Upon request, the college discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which students seek or intend to enroll.
  4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by LCCC to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

Laramie County Community College designates the following items as Directory Information: student name, address, phone number, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, photograph, email address, dates of attendance including whether currently enrolled, enrollment status (full time, part time), and degrees and awards received. The college may disclose any of these items without prior written consent, unless notified to the contrary in writing by the student at the Student Hub.

Records of Deceased Students

Laramie County Community College will release information that is designated by the college as directory information of deceased students. It is LCCC’s policy not to release the non-directory education records of deceased students without written authorization from either the personal representative (executor/executrix), parents, child, and/or spouse of the deceased student for a period of ten (10) years following the death of the student unless required by law. Proof sufficient to establish death and the relationship to the deceased student, to be determined at the sole discretion of the custodian of the record, are required for the release of any deceased student’s education records. After the proscribed period of time, access to the deceased student’s education records will be determined by the custodian of record on a case-by-case basis and in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local law.

Servicemembers Opportunity College

Laramie County Community College has been designated an institutional member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), a group of more than 400 colleges and universities providing voluntary postsecondary education to members of the military throughout the world. As a SOC member, LCCC recognizes the unique nature of the military lifestyle and has committed itself to easing the transfer of relevant course credits, providing flexible academic residency requirements, and crediting learning from appropriate military training and experiences. SOC has been developed jointly by educational representatives of each of the Armed Services, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and a consortium of 13 leading national higher education associations; it is sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

Servicemembers are encouraged to consult the Student Hub concerning the award of credit for nontraditional learning.

Distance Learning

Distance learning courses currently offered by Laramie County Community College include online courses, hybrid courses, and synchronous courses.

Online Asynchronous Courses

Online asynchronous courses enable students to take college-level courses while meeting work, family, or transportation schedules that do not correspond to traditional classroom hours.

Online courses require that students be self-motivated and self-directed and have basic knowledge of how to operate a computer. Online students must have access to a computer and reliable internet service. Most online asynchronous courses can be approved for VA benefits depending on the student’s program.

Hybrid Courses

A hybrid course is a blend of face-to-face instruction with an online learning component. Hybrid courses are designated as either hybrid distance or hybrid face-to-face. More than 75% of the course learning is online in a hybrid distance course, while a hybrid face-to-face course is 25% or more of the course learning in the classroom. A student taking a hybrid course must have the same technical skills and equipment as an online course.

Synchronous Courses

Synchronous courses use communication technology to allow students at separate locations to receive instruction simultaneously. While students in a synchronous course are separated geographically, all students meet at the same time and are able to see and talk to one another at all sites.

Prior Learning Assessment

Prior learning assessment (PLA) is designed to measure knowledge learned in school, on the job, through reading, through observation or through life experiences. This is another method of accumulating credit toward degree completion.

Prior learning assessment credit may be earned through instructional-based learning and experiential-based learning. Instructional-based learning is a result of formal instruction and/or assessment. Some examples of instructional-based learning assessment include Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), CLEP, and DSST. National exams such as Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and Department of Labor recognized apprenticeship programs are also considered a type of instructional-based learning. Faculty developed challenge (departmental) exams are another option for instructional-based learning assessment. Experiential-based learning is learning acquired through work or other learning activities such as independent reading and study, open courseware, or other self-directed learning. A portfolio is the most common form of assessment for experiential-based learning. Experiential-learning based credit awards may not exceed 25% of the required credits for any degree per the Higher Learning Commission.

Prior learning assessment is a form of transfer credit and is transcripted as such. Students must be admitted and enrolled in a degree-seeking program at LCCC to be eligible for PLA. Please refer to Transfer of Credit Procedure No. 3.18P for more information about PLA. CLEP, DSST, and Challenge (departmental) Exams can be administered at Laramie County Community College. For additional information, contact the Exam Lab, Clay Pathfinder Building, Suite 119, 307.778.1274, examlab@lccc.wy.edu.

Correspondence and Military Service Credit

Credits earned by correspondence or in military service-connected schools or through the U.S. Armed Forces Institute will be reviewed by the college and credit granted, if applicable. The American Council on Education (ACE) guidelines will be used for the evaluation of military service credits. A student requesting military service credit should contact the Student Hub.

Transcript Entries

To qualify for prior learning assessment credit, a student must be enrolled at LCCC. Credit awarded through PLA will be applied to the total hours earned and will be entered on the student’s transcript. A student may use PLA to fulfill all degree/certificate graduation requirements except for the mandatory 15-credit hour residency requirement. All credits for PLA will be entered on the student’s transcript as Transfer Credit (T and/or TR) only. Credit will be awarded for Subject Exams only, not General Exams. Credit will be awarded only for exams for which there is a direct equivalent LCCC course.

Based on the schedule available in the Testing Center or the LCCC College Catalog. Credit earned by examination will be subject to all policies as stated within this general catalog.

Transferring Credits by Exam

Students must request that DSST and CLEP scores be sent directly from Prometric or The College Board. Students should be aware that not all colleges have the same policies regarding acceptance of prior learning assessment credit. Therefore, if a student is transfer-bound, it is the student’s responsibility to find out whether prior learning assessment credit earned at LCCC will transfer to another institution.

Testing Guidelines

Registration information for CLEP and DSST examinations may be obtained at the Exam Lab (Clay Pathfinder Building, Suite 119, 307.778.1274, examlab@lccc.wy.edu).

  1. CLEP and DSST examinations will be administered by scheduled appointment.
  2. CLEP examinations are administered in the LCCC Exam Lab. 
  3. Students may contact the Exam Lab for the current schedule of fees for CLEP and DSST. An administrative fee of $20 is assessed for each CLEP or DSST subject examination.
  4. CLEP exams may be repeated in 90 days.
  5. DSST exams may be repeated in 30 days.
  6. Departmental examinations are administered and scheduled by the instructor of the individual department.
  7. A fee of $25 per credit hour is assessed for each departmental examination.

Transferability of Courses

    1. Transcripts

Upon request by a student through the National Student Clearinghouse, the Office of the Registrar will send official transcripts to any college or agency named. There is a $5.25 charge for each copy of an official transcript ordered through the National Student Clearinghouse. The charge for an official transcript ordered in-person is $10.00. Students can be issued an official transcript when all financial obligations to the college have been satisfied. Since LCCC is not permitted to copy and forward transcripts of other institutions, students must request records directly from prior institutions. All credentials become the property of the college.

    2.  Transfer of Credits from Colleges or Universities with Institutional Accreditation From an Agency Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Credit earned at other institutions will transfer to LCCC upon evaluation by the Office of the Registrar. Lower division, freshman, and sophomore college-level courses completed with a grade of C or higher from an institution of higher education whose institutional accreditation is through an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Educationaccredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Upper division, junior, senior, and graduate-level courses may be accepted in transfer to satisfy degree requirements with advisor approval.

When students transfer to LCCC with an associate of science, an associate of arts, a bachelor’s, or a graduate degree from an accredited institution, LCCC will accept that general education curricula, although students still must fulfill the Wyoming constitutional requirement. For students who transfer to LCCC with an associate of applied science, LCCC will accept that general education curricula toward an associate of applied science or a bachelor of applied science; however, students must fulfill the remaining LCCC general education requirements for the bachelor of applied science including the Wyoming constitutional requirement. Additionally, students transferring with an associate of applied science degree must fulfill LCCC’s general education requirements if they are working toward an associate of arts or an associate of science degree.

    3. Transfer Credit from Approved Secondary Institutions

Laramie County Community College will award credit for various International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) subjects as indicated in the lists below. Submit official IB and/or AP transcripts to the Office of the Registrar for evaluation of possible transfer credit.

    4. Transfer of Credits to Approved Institutions

Credits earned at Wyoming community colleges are transferable to other approved institutions, though students are advised that usually only grades of C or higher can be applied to a degree program. Students, in conjunction with their advisors, should carefully consider each course to assure that no problems will arise. A knowledge of the transfer policy of the institution to which transfer will be made is also helpful. Transferability of each course is ultimately determined by the receiving institution.

    5. Credit Evaluation Policy for GI Bill® funded students 

This institution will inquire about each veteran or veteran benefits eligible person’s previous education and training, and request transcripts from all prior institutions, including military training, traditional college coursework and vocational training.  Previous transcripts will be evaluated and credit will be granted, as appropriate.  Student will be made aware of final decision. 

Students should see their advisors or refer to WyoTransfer to obtain information on transfer of credit to University of Wyoming and Wyoming Community Colleges.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

International Baccalaureate (IB) Courses   

Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement (AP) Information