General Information

General Information

About this Catalog

The St. Louis Community College 2016/17 catalog contains information on entering the college, choosing a program, getting the most out of the collegiate experience, and moving toward a career or advanced study.

Courses listed in the transfer and career programs sections may not be offered every semester. A class schedule that lists courses currently being offered and a description of each course is available at stlcc.edu/schedule.

The information in this catalog is current as of March 2016. The college may at any time change policies and procedures outlined in this catalog. For information on policy changes, refer to the Board of Trustees Policy Manual. The manual is also available in the campus libraries.

The information in this catalog is not a substitute for Board policies.

This catalog is available is alternate forms. Contact a campus Access office for more information.

Mission Statement

St. Louis Community College expands minds and changes lives every day. We create accessible, dynamic learning environments focused on the needs of our diverse communities.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

St. Louis Community College is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunities in its admissions, educational programs, activities, and employment regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran and shall take action necessary to ensure non-discrimination. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is also prohibited. For information or concerns related to discrimination or sexual harassment, contact the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at 314-539-5374.

If you are a person with a documented disability and need accommodations to attend classes, please fill out the Access Office application at stlcc.edu/access at least six weeks prior to the beginning of the semester.

 

Academic Integrity Statement

St. Louis Community College recognizes that the core value of academic integrity is essential to all activities of an academic community and provides the cornerstone for teaching and learning. It is characterized by upholding the foundational principles of honesty, equity, mutual responsibility, respect, and personal integrity. Advancing the principles of academic integrity is essential because doing so enhances academic discourse, the quality of academic work, institutional operations, and the assessment of educational goals.

Observing academic integrity involves:

  • Maintaining the standards of the college’s degrees, certificates, and awards to preserve the academic credibility and reputation of the college.
  • Communicating expectations, best practices, and procedures in order to promote the principles of academic integrity and ensure compliance.
  • Providing environments, instruction, and access to the resources necessary for maintaining integrity in learning.
  • Taking responsibility and personal accountability for the merit and authenticity of one’s work.
  • Giving proper acknowledgement and attribution to those who directly contribute to a project or whose work is used in the completion of a project.
  • Recognizing what compromises academic integrity, whether intentional or unintentional (plagiarism, cheating, uncivil behavior, etc.).
  • It is the shared duty of the faculty, students, and staff of the college to understand, abide by and endorse academic integrity.