2019-2020 Catalog [Archived]

Student Services

Bookstore

Libraries

Student Service Center

Student Success Services

Bookstore

Kalamazoo Valley Community College has two convenient bookstore locations to serve you!

Please check our website for the most up-to-date and accurate information on course materials for your class. You can check our inventory and compare prices right on our website.

You can count on us for everything you need for your classes including calculators, art and office supplies, culinary and brewing uniforms, and more.

Texas Township Store (TTC)

(269) 488-4030

6767 West O Avenue

Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Anna Whitten Hall Store (AWH)

(269) 373-7951

202 North Rose Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Libraries

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Kalamazoo Valley's libraries support and enrich teaching and learning. Print, electronic, and audiovisual materials are available, and the professional staff is eager to help you identify and access the resources you need. Librarian assistance, research databases, electronic books, and the online catalog are available 24 hours a day via the Libraries' website

The Texas Township Campus and Arcadia Commons Campus Libraries offer more than 80 online research databases with access to several million journal articles; more than 170,000 books, of which over 110,000 are e-books; over 5,000 audiovisual materials; and, 170-plus periodicals. A current active Kalamazoo Valley ID card is required to borrow materials from the Libraries. Periodicals, reference books, textbooks reserves, and interlibrary loan services are available at both locations. Both libraries offer computers, printers, scanners, and coin-operated copy machines for student use. Text enlargers are available for those with low vision and both locations are wheelchair-accessible. The Texas Township Library offers group study rooms, group and individual audiovisual viewing locations, drafting tables, and a color printer.

The Texas Township Campus Library is located in Rooms 3210 and 8420, with entrances on both floors. The phone number is 269.488.4328.

The Arcadia Commons Campus Library is located in Room 321 of Anna Whitten Hall in downtown Kalamazoo. The phone number is 269.373.7848.

Library hours are posted on the Libraries home page. Contact either library or visit the Kalamazoo Valley Libraries website at www.kvcc.edu/library for more information.

Student Service Center

This “one-stop shop” for information about Kalamazoo Valley programs, services and facilities is based inside the north or “flag” entrance to the Texas Township Campus and the west or Rose Street entrance to Anna Whitten Hall on the downtown Kalamazoo Arcadia Commons Campus. The locations and purposes of these centers are designed for the ease of accessibility to basic services and guidance for students. They provide students one resource to disseminate relative information or to direct them to appropriate areas for more in-depth assistance.

At the Student Service Center, students will receive assistance using the self-service features provided inside the My Valley information portal on the Valley website. The center’s “generalists” determine student needs, answer basic questions, and issue student ID cards. They will also schedule appointments for students to attend orientation sessions, meet with academic counselors, or consult with financial aid advisers.

The Student Service Center is located inside the main entrance of the Texas Township Campus and in the lobby of Anna Whitten Hall on the Arcadia Commons Campus. Their telephone numbers are, respectively, 269.488.4100 and 269.373.7800.

Student Identification

Student ID cards are necessary for the use of the computer labs, testing center, wellness and fitness center, locker rooms, and swimming pool. Faculty may require students to show their KVCC issued ID card as a condition of participation in class.

There is not a charge for the initial ID card issued to a student; however there is a $10 replacement fee for damaged, lost, or stolen cards.

Kalamazoo Valley ID cards are issued by the Student Service Center on both the Texas Township and Arcadia Commons campuses. Valid government picture identification is a prerequisite for the issuing of an ID card.

The ID card is active from the first day of the semester a student is registered for to the final day of that semester. This ID is valid for all subsequent semesters that the student is registered.

No person shall possess a Kalamazoo Valley ID that is issued to another. No person shall loan, or allow another person to use their ID.

Student ID cards are the property of the college, and may be cancelled or revoked for misuse.

Kalamazoo Valley students, as a condition of enrollment, shall provide their Kalamazoo Valley ID to a Public Safety Officer or Kalamazoo Valley staff member upon request.

Student Success Services

At Kalamazoo Valley Community College, it’s all about you. From academic and career advising to tutoring, mentoring and more than 20 different clubs and activities, Student Success Services has something for everyone. Student success is the ultimate goal, and we're here to help.

Programs and services vary by campus. Call 269.488.4040 or email success@kvcc.edu for more information.

Texas Township Campus

Room 9200

269.488.4040

Arcadia Commons Campus

Room 109 (AWH)

269.373.7800

Bronson Healthy Living Campus

Room 211 (CAH)

269.548.3300

Student Success Services includes the following:

Advising and Counseling

Apprenticeships

Brother2Brother

Kalamazoo Promise Services

Learning Center

Library Services

Life Resources

Multicultural Services

Office for Student Access

Prior Learning Assessment

Student Employment Services

Student Internships

Student Organizations and Activities

Student Strengths Development

Testing Services

Transfer Resource Services

Veteran Services

Advising and Counseling

Assists with pathway advising, course selections, career exploration and planning as well as personal counseling needs.

For more information, call 269.488.4040 (TTC), 269.373.7800 (ACC), 269.548.3300 (BHLC) or email counseling@kvcc.edu.

Apprenticeships

Works with companies to establish apprenticeship programs as well as assists students who are employed as apprentices through the registration process. Answers questions for students who are interested in becoming an apprentice in the skilled trades, such as electrical technology, welding, engineering/manufacturing, and industrial technology.

For more information, call 269.488.4040 or email apprenticeships@kvcc.edu.

Brother2Brother

Provides mentoring, leadership development, career exploration, strengths and talent identification, peer support, tutoring, workshops, and chill nights for male students. Male students looking to network with other students and successful males from within the community are encouraged to become a part of the B2B program.

For more information, call 269.488.4045 or email brother2brother@kvcc.edu.

Kalamazoo Promise Services

Offers academic and student support to Kalamazoo Promise eligible students. Kalamazoo Promise services assists students in successfully completing their academic goals at Kalamazoo Valley and connects them with activities and programs in the community. Students can schedule recurring appointments to stay updated on their academic progress to help ensure successful goal completion.

For more information, call 269.488.4040 or email success@kvcc.edu.

Learning Center

Offers a variety of services to enhance student learning. One-on-one and group tutoring is available, as well as course-specific study groups and workshops. Tutors are available in writing, math, science, foreign language, and business classes and other academic areas both on a drop-in basis and by appointment.

For more information, call 269.488.4397 (TTC), 269.373.7815 (ACC), or email success@kvcc.edu.

Library Services

The Kalamazoo Valley libraries provide research support to students, offering classroom instruction, database assistance, and citation training. Both the Texas Township Campus and Arcadia Commons Campus libraries feature computer work stations, scanners, copiers, and printers. The Texas Township library has study rooms available. The Library also provides free access to some required course materials, such as textbooks and digital cameras, through Course Reserves. 

For more information, call 269.488.4328 (TTC) or 269.373.7848 (ACC).

Life Resources

To enrich the college experience, Life Resources links students with college and community resources related to housing, transportation, personal finance, time management, nutrition, and health. In addition, workshops sponsored by Life Resources address wellness, nutrition, financial literacy, and stress relief.

For more information, call 269.488.4040 or email success@kvcc.edu.

Multicultural Services

Designed to assist underrepresented students in their transition to Kalamazoo Valley by providing academic and educational support services. Multicultural services celebrates diversity by providing leadership opportunities, co-curricular activities that inform, educate, challenge, and enhance students' development and global perspectives.

For more information, call 269.488.4779 or email transfer_multicultural services@kvcc.edu.

Office for Student Access

Provides educational accessibility and other support to students with disabilities who are currently attending or planning to attend Kalamazoo Valley. Services provided include advising, counseling, advocacy, and accommodations.

For more information, call 269.488.4397, TTD 269.488.4358, or email studentaccess@kvcc.edu.

Prior Learning Assessment

Coordinates the assessment of prior learning, such as education acquired through work-place training, seminars, certificate/license completion, and/or military services that may be eligible for college credit.

For more information, call 269.488.4040 or email success@kvcc.edu.

Student Employment Services

Offers assistance with resume writing, cover letters, interviewing, job shadowing, and employment opportunities. Collaborates with local employers for campus recruiting and pathway specific career information.

For more information, call 269.488.4040 or email careercenter@kvcc.edu.

Student Internships

Coordinates on-the-job learning experiences with organizations for students seeking an internship. Internships are designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom in a work environment and receive college credit for it. Internships may be paid or unpaid. In some cases, for students currently working in a job related to their program of study, the job may be approved as an internship experience.

For more information, call 269.488.4040 or email internships@kvcc.edu.

Student Organizations and Activities

Get connected and experience college outside of the classroom through Student Organizations and Activities. With more than 20 student organizations on campus, including Soccer Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Associate of Information Technology, and Dance Club, students are encouraged to join an existing organization or start one of their own. Fun and educational activities include Cougar Connection, visiting authors and speakers, and financial and personal well-being workshops.

For more information, call 269.488.4825 or email success @kvcc.edu.

Student Strengths Development

Uses the Gallup StrengthsQuest tool to help students discover their “Top Five” strengths and apply those strengths in academics, career planning, and personal goal setting. Grounded in Positive Psychology, it has helped more than a million people at 800+ schools and universities achieve academic, career, and personal success.

For more information, call 269.488.4040 or email strengths@kvcc.edu.

Testing Services

Administers tests including placement tests, makeup exams, online testing, exams for college credit, and an assortment of nationally recognized assessments in a comfortable, secure environment with flexible hours. The Testing Center can be used as an alternative to traditional classroom testing with instructor permission.

For more information, call 269.488.4235 (TTC), 269.373.7836 (ACC), or email testcenter@kvcc.edu.

Transfer Resource Services

Provides information, referrals, and campus tours to assist students in successfully selecting and transferring to colleges and universities after completing their education at Kalamazoo Valley. Other services offered include: transfer workshops, on-site admissions, and referrals to contact people on other campuses poised to help.

For more information, call 269.488.4779 or email transfer_multiculturalservices@kvcc.edu.

Veteran Services

Serves as the central point of contact for students who have served, or are actively serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Facilitates access to college and community resources as well as a student’s transition to Kalamazoo Valley. A veteran lounge provides a space for student veterans to study, connect, relax, and access veteran-specific resources.

For more information, call 269.488.4040 or email veterans@kvcc.edu.