Jul 25, 2024  
2024-2025 Course Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Course Catalog

Student Services


 

Student Life

Student Body

All students have representation in student government and are encouraged to participate in student-sponsored activities and other activities supported by student service fees. The Office of Student Life supports success by providing quality engagement opportunities that complement educational programs and enhance the collegiate experience for Brazosport College students. The Office of Student Life also provides support for Student Wellness and Basic Needs, all student organizations, New Student Orientation, Health and Wellness programming, the Swamp and the Fitness Loft. For more information, visit the Student Life web page.

Student Wellness and Basic Needs

The Student Wellness and Basic Needs program supports student success by providing access to the most essential resources required for students to thrive.  The Student Wellness and Basic Needs program delivers direct services and supports, connects students to critical on-campus and community resources, and provides educational and empowerment opportunities toward holistic student wellness. Additional information may be found on the Student Life webpage.

Intramural Sports

The Intramural Sports program serves the students of Brazosport College by providing opportunities to participate in various individual and team recreational activities, regardless of performance abilities. Intramural events include open gym times, tournaments, and trips to compete in the Gulf Coast Intercollegiate Consortium intramural events. Please visit the Intramural Sports webpage for additional information on Intramural opportunities.

Clubs and Organizations

Brazosport College offers a wide variety of student clubs and organizations for students. To review a list of student organizations, visit the Student Life web page.

Student groups seeking to be recognized as an official organization and to be eligible to operate on the campus must complete the recognition process through the Office of Student Life which will determine the organization’s eligibility. If the group is eligible for recognition, the Director of Student Life will make the recommendation to the Dean of Student Services and the College President for final approval.

Student Health and Wellness

Your success as a student goes hand-in-hand with your health and wellness. We’re here to help you get moving! With intramural sports, special events and programs, and a fully equipped Fitness Loft, we can help you maintain your physical fitness, as well as develop healthy habits and balanced behaviors. Visit the Health and Wellness webpage for additional information.

Phi Theta Kappa

Brazosport College has a local chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the only internationally acclaimed honor society serving two-year colleges. To be eligible for active membership, students must have completed at least 12 semester hours working toward an associate or bachelor degree or 6 semester hours working toward a certificate at Brazosport College, and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on all college-level coursework attempted. Induction ceremonies are conducted in the fall and spring semesters. Contact Alicia Hodge, Lead Advisor, at 979-230-3311 or phi.theta.kappa@brazosport.edu.

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) was established more than three decades ago through the Student Government Committee which was appointed by the student body. The committee formulated a model constitution which was adopted by the student body in October 1969. The first student senate was elected and installed at that time.

The SGA provides representation for students and support for all student organizations. SGA provides opportunities for students to participate in college decision-making processes and planning and to practice self-government. The SGA officers and representatives are elected by the student body. For information on SGA or to become involved, check the SGA webpage, or  call 979-230-3355 or 979-230-3550.

Counseling and Advising

Student Assistance

Students are encouraged to contact any faculty or staff member for assistance on educational, vocational, or other related topics. All full-time faculty members maintain daily office hours for student conferences.

Counseling and Testing

The counselors are dedicated to providing the support and guidance that students need to reach their educational objectives. Enrolled or prospective students are encouraged to visit with a counselor for assistance with academic advisement that might include exploring majors and setting educational goals, assistance with college placement tests, academic or technical course planning, and help with university transfer questions. Counselors are trained to provide additional services for students with disabilities, single parents, and students seeking veteran’s benefits. These services also include short-term personal crisis counseling and utilize a variety of referral resources both on campus and in the community to enhance student success.

Pathways Center

The Pathways Center supports Brazosport College’s Mission for Student Success.  Through structured and collaborative coaching relationships, students are connected to campus resources and supported to reach their education, career, and personal goals. The Pathways Center provides student success services in the areas of transfer, career, financial wellness and academic advising and support.

Career Services

Career Services Coaching - assist students on their path to a successful career by providing strategic career guidance, resources, and programs to help students strengthen academic and career goals, establish career plans, develop career-readiness competencies, and make successful career transitions.

  • Helping students explore majors and careers by identifying individual strengths and creating a plan of action.
  • Utilizing Career Coach and Pathful, user-friendly career exploration platforms, students can research academic majors and workforce programs by assessing their values, skills, and interests and connecting to current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and experience virtual job shadowing videos.
  • Getting help with job search training by 1-1 career coaching, resume and cover letter writing assistance, face-to-face and remote interview practice, and personal branding support.
  • Career services assist students with their job search, connects them with employers, and helps navigate the changing job market.

For more information about any of these services or to make an appointment, please contact Career Services.

Contact: Jeff English, Career Services Coordinator

Email: CareerServices@brazosport.edu

Transfer Services

Transfer Services Coaching - facilitates transfer experiences that empower students to succeed at Brazosport College and beyond.

  • Providing holistic transfer advising including the preparation required for successful transfer, including housing, financial aid, and admission applications.
  • Targeted transfer experiences equipping students with the knowledge and skills to transition to the next step in their educational pathway.
  • Providing workshops, college fairs, and meetings with college recruiters.
  • Supporting students during the transfer process.
  • 1-1 transfer coaching to prepare students academically and personally for the transfer process, including transfer-focused financial coaching and developing transfer timelines to ensure a successful transition.

For more information about any of these services or to make an appointment, please contact Transfer Services.

Transfer Services Coordinator: Gladys Gomez

Email: transfer@brazosport.edu

Website: www.brazosport.edu/transfer

Financial Wellness Services

Financial Wellness Coaching - provides personal financial education, personalized goal tracking and connects students to on campus and community resources.

  • Providing financial wellness planning to improve money management skills and personal finance decisions.
  • Connecting students to established resources on campus and external organizations.
  • Providing individual financial coaching.
  • Leading financial wellness and literacy workshops.
  • Providing budgeting tools and credit resources.

For more information about any of these services or to make an appointment, please contact Financial Wellness.

Contact: Pamela Brooks, Financial Wellness Coordinator

Email: financialwellness@brazosport.edu

Academic Support Services

Academic Advising & Coaching - provides integrated social, emotional, and academic support to assist students with expanded opportunity for learning and development.

  • Individual academic coaching with students discussing academic and personal goals.
  • Creating strategies for overcoming obstacles to academic success.
  • Teaching the use of academic tools and resources to understand GPA calculation.
  • Academic advising and course selection.
  • Connecting to campus resources.

For more information about any of these services or to make an appointment, please contact the Pathways Center.

Contact: Susan Lancaster, Director of Student Achievement and Success

Email: pathwayscenter@brazosport.edu

Library and Learning Services

The Library

A vital learning resource, the college library contains more than 70,000 volumes, a selection of print periodical titles, and access to more than 180 full-text, online article and research databases. Located on the first floor of BC Central, the library offers graphic calculators, headphones, and other productivity tools available for checkout, as well as access to selected newspapers.

The majority of library resources and tools are available electronically at brazosport.edu/library. This includes the library’s automated card catalog, full-text journal and newspaper databases containing millions of articles, and thousands of electronic books, all available anywhere, anytime, via any device. Further, the library has 34 computer workstations available for use and printing in the library is free. Also, students may purchase printer paper in the library for use in the campus open computer labs. The cost is $1.00 for 100 sheets.

Library materials are jointly selected by campus faculty members and professional library staff to serve the curricular needs of Brazosport College. What’s more, the library maintains a collection of pleasure reading, plus library staff welcome student suggestions for new books, periodicals, and other learning materials. The library also provides interlibrary loan service to students, faculty, and staff, which provides access to nearly every document and publication available from libraries across the United States and beyond.

The library maintains six study rooms, each equipped with a computer, available for students to reserve for private study, study groups, or other meetings. The rooms may be reserved up to two weeks in advance and reservations may be made online at https://brazosport.libcal.com/reserve/ or in person at the Library’s main desk. The library also maintains a computer lab/classroom available for course instruction which contains 24 computers and an instructor’s station.

Knowledgeable and helpful library staff are available to provide research assistance to both individuals and classes. Class tours, orientations, and specialized workshops may be scheduled by calling 979-230-3310.

For more information, please visit the Library’s website at brazosport.edu/library/.

Library hours:

Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Learning Services

Located on the first floor of the Bonnen Central Building, adjacent to the Library, Learning Services provides a variety of resources designed to help students with their course work.

  • Test Proctoring Services - Proctored testing services, including computerized testing, are provided Monday through Thursday at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. and Friday at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. A current Brazosport College Photo I.D. is required to gain admittance to all BC tests. Please call (979-230-3253) or email (BCProctor@brazosport.edu) or stop by (Room #E-151) to schedule an exam.
  • Technical Support Services - Learning Services staff provide limited technical support related to course work.
  • Office Equipment Services - Several pieces of equipment are available including scanners, paper cutters, staplers, hole punches, and more.
  • Study Skill Services - Learning Services provides a variety of information regarding how to manage time and optimize learning.

For more information, please visit Learning Services website at brazosport.edu/library/learning-services/.

Learning Services hours:

Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Veterans Affairs

Veterans and eligible dependents who want to apply for veteran’s educational benefits should contact the Veterans’ Advisor before they register. Because certification is done at the student’s request, veterans should contact the Veterans’ Advisor each semester.

Student Success Center

Brazosport College Student Success Center exists to provide a variety of academic support services to all students. These services include the transitional course Learning Framework, Supplemental Instruction (or SI), the Brazosport College Writing Center, the Brazosport College Math Center, Student Mentor support, along with other forms of tutoring, and workshops. Research strongly supports the use of services at the Student Success Center. Students who take advantage of these services earn higher grades, are more likely to stay in college and graduate at a higher rate.

Learning Framework (PSYC1300)

The Learning Framework course teaches techniques for learning that are based on sound psychological findings and learning theory. It is a psychology course that has immediate applications for the student. Topics covered in the Learning Framework course include:

  • How college is different than high school
  • How to be an “A” student
  • How to use myBC, BC email, p-drive, Desire2Learn
  • Taking notes
  • Active learning
  • Motivation
  • Goal setting
  • Time management
  • Memory
  • Preparing for exams
  • Improving reading
  • Improving writing,
  • Career explorations
  • Learning styles
  • Managing stress
  • Fiscal management

For questions about Learning Framework, contact the Transitional Educational Department, at 979-230-3184.

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a free academic support program that uses collaborative, hands-on learning strategies to increase academic performance and retention in SI-supported courses. SI involves the use of regularly scheduled peer-facilitated sessions in which students are provided the opportunity to process and practice course-related information.

Each SI section is facilitated by a peer leader, known as an SI Leader, who are required to have successfully completed the same course, preferably with the same instructor of the course they will support. SI Leaders are facilitators that function as “model students.” They attend regularly scheduled lectures, take notes, and read all assigned materials. The SI Leader conducts three or more out-of-class SI sessions each week to share learning strategies, review material, and answer questions. The overall goal is to integrate “how to learn” with “what to learn”.

All students enrolled in an SI-supported course are eligible and strongly encouraged to participate. At Brazosport College, students who participate in SI tend to earn from one-half to one full letter grade higher than those who do not participate in SI.

Please visit the Supplemental Instruction website for detailed information including supported classes, contact information, and how to become an SI Leader. The SI Leader office is located in the Sadler Building, HS 225.

Writing Center

The Brazosport College Writing Center (BCWC) is a place where all readers, writers, and speakers are encouraged to develop efficacy with rhetorical literacies. Our mission is to provide a space where every student can become a more confident reader, writer, and speaker, and we realize this mission through our workshops, events, and one-on-one consultations as well as our ongoing partnerships with faculty and staff.

Services for Students

Along with walk-in visits, we also allow students to schedule appointments in advance by visiting the BC Writing Center online or calling us at 979.230.3460, and students have a choice between 25 minute and 55 minute session lengths. We are open from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. MTWTh and 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Friday.

Students can expect to receive assistance in becoming more effective readers and communicators in speaking and writing. The Writing Center Consultants can help you with:

  • reading comprehension,
  • reading and researching sources for your writing projects,
  • brainstorming possible topics in response to an assignment,
  • developing ideas,
  • maintaining your focus in your writing,
  • organizing and outlining speeches,
  • clearly communicating during Power Point presentations,
  • formatting academic writing following MLA, APA, and CMS, and
  • discovering and learning how to control persistent patterns of error.

While we don’t provide proofreading services, we will work to enable you to become a better editor of your own work.

Contact the BCWC:

Email:               writingcenter@brazosport.edu
Phone:              979-230-3460
Instagram:        @bcwriting
Facebook:         Brazosport College Writing Center (BCWC)

Math Center

Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 8 pm

Friday, 8 am to 12 noon

 

E.201/203, BC Central Building

Student Success Center

979-230-3515

mathcenter@brazosport.edu

Teams:  mathcenter

www.brazosport.edu/mathcenter

Tutor Coordinator:  Rebecca Goins

 

Brazosport College is committed to empowering its students by providing them with the necessary resources to excel academically.  One such resource is the Math Center, which is available free of cost to all BC students.

The Math Center has a team of dedicated and knowledgeable tutors available to assist students with Math, Chemistry, Physics, and BCIS on a drop-in or online basis.  Other courses vary by semester.  Assistance is available for TSIA2, High School Equivalency, and HESI exam prep.

The Math Center offers a comprehensive tutoring program that includes three levels of training: Level I (Certified Tutor), Level II (Advanced Tutor), and Level III (Master Tutor), internationally certified through the College Reading & Learning Association.  This training makes our tutors exceptionally qualified to help students with the content of their courses and success strategies such as time management, learning strategies, mindset, emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and more.  Our goal at the Math Center is to support you throughout your educational journey and help you achieve success.

In addition to providing expert tutoring, the Math Center offers a safe and supportive learning environment.  Our tutors encourage students to ask questions and better understand mathematical concepts.  They are skilled at breaking down complex problems into simpler parts, making it easier for students to grasp the underlying principles.  With the Math Center, you will receive personalized, high-quality tutoring in a welcoming and supportive atmosphere.

Visiting the Math Center is highly recommended if you need help with your math or math-related course.  The Math Center is here to help you reach your full potential, and you are encouraged to take advantage of this valuable resource.

Kickstart your academic career with the Brazosport College Math Center today!

BC Student Mentors

The Student Mentor program is a free service that provides academic, social, and support services to first-year students.  Student mentors are experienced peer leaders who provide first-hand insight on navigating the college experience and promote student success.

The Student Mentor office is located in the Student Success Center, E. 213; drop-ins are welcome or schedule an appointment to get priority service. **Office hours are subject to change each semester.


The Student Mentor Program offers a safe haven for BC students seeking:

  • Academic & Social Support
  • Study Strategies & Tips
  • Campus Resources
  • Advocacy between Counselors, Professors & College Departments
  • Referral services

Mentor Office Number: 979- 230-3439
BCMentoringProgram@brazosport.edu
Program Director: Vivian L. Rodgers

Other Academic Supports Services

The Student Success Center provides three study rooms that are available for student use, along with thirteen computers with printing capabilities.  Students are encouraged to reserve these study rooms to collaborate with classmates to work on projects and assignments. A conference room is also available and can be reserved for large group meetings.

Students who desire assistance in a subject not listed or have questions about these additional services contact the Student Success Center, at 979-230-3184.