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Off-Campus Instructional Sites

Off-Campus Instructional Sites

Cedar Valley College has eight official off-campus instructional sites—six high school sites and two correctional facilities. Programs at the sites vary.

Kathlyn Gilliam Collegiate Academy

Overview of the Instructional Site

Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy is an off-campus instructional site located at 1700 E. Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, Texas.  The site was approved in November of 2013. The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degrees are offered.  Delivery methods include classroom instruction, laboratory experiences, distance learning, and hybrid methods. The primary target audience is students taking dual-credit classes who are seeking to earn high school and college credit concurrently. Approximately 250 students are enrolled in the school.

Adequate Physical Resources

Description of the Adequacy of the Physical Facilities

The Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy's physical facilities are adequate to support the dual-credit program. The academy is a secondary high school that was constructed for serving the early college high school. The facility is a 106,000-sf school, and 274 students are currently active in the dual-credit program. The facility has 24 classrooms, multiple indoor and outdoor common space areas, activity fields for sports, and spaces for choir, music, and a small atrium type theatre.

Description of Equipment for the Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy

Wireless internet connectivity is accessible throughout the campus and the grounds. Moreover, the students may utilize Cedar Valley College's library and online resources as additional academic resources. Students also have access to all CVC facilities and resources.

Student Access to Academic and Support Services

Students have access to appropriate support services that are consistent with CVC's mission and are welcome to use the CVC services and resources. The high school has a nurse and facility for health care; however, when the students are on the CVC campus, they have access to CVC's health services.

Student Access to Library and Learning Resources

Students at the Kathlyn Gilliam Academy have access to appropriate library and learning resources that are consistent with CVC's mission.

Cedar Hill Collegiate High School

Overview of the instructional Site

Cedar Hill Collegiate High School is a CVC off-campus instructional site located at 1533 High Pointe Lane, Cedar Hill, Texas. It is in the Cedar Hill Independent School District. CVC submitted a prospectus requesting approval of the school as an instructional site in November of 2017, and Commission approved the site in April of 2018. Fifty percent or more of the credits in the Associate of Science Degree program and the Associate of Arts Degree program are available at Cedar Hill Collegiate High School, effective fall of 2018.

The target audience includes students who are seeking concurrent high school and college credit; approximately 400 students are in the programs.

Adequate Physical Resources

Description of the adequacy of the physical facilities

The Cedar Hill Collegiate High School is adequate to house all dual-credit classes. There are 384 dual-credit students with only ninth and tenth grade students taking dual-credit classes at the facility. Cedar Hill High Pointe has one building with 67,300-sf and one portable building. There are no athletic facilities at this site.

Description of equipment for the Cedar Hill Collegiate High School

The site has 30 computers available for use for the dual-credit students. Moreover, the students may utilize Cedar Valley College's library and online resources as additional academic resources.

Students also have access to all CVC facilities and resources.

Student Access to Academic and Support Services

Students have access to appropriate support services that are consistent with CVC's mission and are welcome to use the CVC services and resources. The high school has a nurse and facility for health care; however, when the students are on the CVC campus, they have access to CVC's health services.

Student Access to Library and Learning Resources

Cedar Hill Collegiate Academy students have access to appropriate library and learning resources.

Cedar Hill High School

Overview of the Instructional Site

Cedar Hill High School is a CVC off-campus instructional site located at Longhorn Drive, Cedar Hill, Texas. It is in the Cedar Hill Independent School District. CVC submitted a prospectus requesting approval of the school as an instructional site in November of 2017, and Commission approved the site in April of 2018. Fifty percent or more of the credits in the Associate of Science Degree program and the Associate of Arts Degree program are available at Cedar Hill High School, effective fall of 2018.

The target audience includes students who are seeking concurrent high school and college credit; approximately 250 students are in the programs.

Adequate Physical Resources

Description of the Adequacy of the Physical Facilities

The Cedar Hill High School is adequate to house all dual-credit classes. Cedar Hill has one building with 215,000 sf and 1,750 students. There are 71 collegiate students and five classrooms are dedicated to this program.

Description of Equipment for the Instructional Site at Cedar Hill High School

The site has 50 computers dedicated to students in this dual-credit program, along with hospital beds, health science consumables, manikins, etc. Moreover, the students may utilize Cedar Valley College's library and online resources as additional academic resources. Students also have access to all CVC facilities and resources. 

Student Access to Academic and Support Services

Students have access to appropriate support services that are consistent with CVC's mission and are welcome to use the CVC services and resources. The high school has a nurse and facility for health care; however, when the students are on the CVC campus, they have access to CVC's health services.

Student Access to Library and Learning Resources

Students at Cedar Hill High School have access to appropriate library and learning resources that are consistent with CVC's mission.

Carter Collegiate Academy

Overview of the Instructional Site

Carter Collegiate Academy is a CVC off-campus instructional site located at 1819 W. Wheatland Rd. Dallas, Texas 75232.  It is in the Dallas Independent School District.

CVC submitted a prospectus requesting approval of the school as an instructional site in November of 2017, and Commission approved the site in April of 2018. Fifty percent or more of the credits in the Associate of Science degree program, the Associate of Arts degree program, the Associate of Applied Science degrees in Network Administrator and Support, Criminal Justice with certificates, and Computer Graphics with stackable credentials are available to dual-credit students at Carter Collegiate Academy, effective fall of 2018.

Officially, Carter Collegiate Academy is a Pathway to Technology Early College High School (P-Tech).  It is similar to an early college high school, but with an industry partner.  The high school and college provide academic instruction, and the industry partner provides mentoring and workplace skills necessary for students to succeed on the job.

The target audience includes students who are seeking concurrent high school and college credit; approximately 400 students are in the programs.

Adequate Physical Resources

Description of the Adequacy of the Physical Facilities

The David Carter High School is adequate to house all dual-credit classes taught at this location. The High School has 166,600 sf with 17 buildings. There are 1,149 students at this school of which 164 of these students participate in the dual-credit program. There is one classroom dedicated to this program and students have access to the gymnasium.

Description of Equipment for David W. Carter Collegiate Academy

Twenty (20) computers are located in the library for student use. Moreover, the students may utilize Cedar Valley College's library and online resources as additional academic resources.

Students also have access to all CVC facilities and resources.

Student Access to Academic and Support Services

Students have access to appropriate support services that are consistent with CVC's mission and are welcome to use the CVC services and resources. The high school has a nurse and facility for health care; however, when the students are on the CVC campus, they have access to CVC's health services.

Student Access to Library and Learning Resources

Carter Collegiate Academy have access to appropriate library and learning resources that are consistent with CVC's mission.

DeSoto High School

Overview of the Instructional Site

DeSoto High School is a CVC off-campus instructional site located at 600 Eagle Drive, DeSoto, Texas 75115. It is in the DeSoto Independent School District.

CVC submitted a prospectus requesting approval of the school as an instructional site in November of 2017, and Commission approved the site in April of 2018. Fifty percent or more of the credits in the Associate of Science Degree program and the Associate of Arts Degree program are available at DeSoto High School, effective fall of 2018.

The target audience includes students who are seeking concurrent high school and college credit; approximately 550 students are in the programs.

Adequate Physical Resources

Description of Physical Facilities

The Desoto Collegiate High School's physical facilities are adequate to support the dual-credit program. The school is housed in a 463,274-sf main building with an additional 108,105 sf building available to freshmen students.

There are 3,317 students at Desoto High School of which 233 participate in the dual-credit program. Eight classrooms are dedicated to this program.  The students in this program use the campus' Multi-Purpose Center for activities.

Description of Equipment for the Instructional Site at Desoto Collegiate High School

Students have Chromebooks and 130 computers for use. They have access to lab equipment, books and other instructional equipment needed. Additionally, the students may utilize Cedar Valley College's library and online resources as additional academic resources. Students also have access to all CVC facilities and resources.

Student Access to Library and Learning Resources

DeSoto High School Students have access to appropriate library and learning resources that are consistent with CVC's mission.

     Lancaster STEM High School

Overview of the Instructional Site

Lancaster STEM High School is a CVC off-campus instructional site located at 200 East Wintergreen Road, Lancaster, Texas 75134. It is in the Lancaster Independent School District. CVC submitted a prospectus requesting approval of the school as an instructional site in November of 2017, and Commission approved the site in April of 2018. Fifty percent or more of the credits in the Associate of Science Degree program and the Associate of Applied Science with stackable credentials in Digital Arts and Design (formerly named Computer Graphics) will be available at Lancaster STEM High School, effective fall of 2018.

Students enrolled in the program are seeking concurrent high school and college credit; approximately 280 students are in the programs.

Adequate Physical Resources

Description of Physical Facilities

Lancaster ISD STEM Collegiate High School has adequate facilities to support the dual-credit program. The High School has 421,150-sf with four buildings. There are 2,080 students at the school. Of these, 482 students participate in the Early College High School program. Four classrooms are dedicated for collegiate high school students. Two sports facilities are available for use by these students.

Description of Equipment for the Instructional Site at Lancaster STEM High School

Students in this program have 20 laptops for academic use. In addition, the students may utilize Cedar Valley College's Library and online resources as additional academic resources.

Students also have access to all CVC facilities and resources.

Student Access to Academic and Support Services

Students have access to appropriate support services that are consistent with CVC's mission and are welcome to use the CVC services and resources. The high school has a nurse and facility for health care; however, when the students are on the CVC campus, they have access to CVC's health services.

Student Access to Library and Learning Resources

Lancaster STEM High School students have access to appropriate library and learning resources that are consistent with CVC's mission.

 Sanders Estes Correctional Center

Overview of the Instructional Site

The Sanders Estes Correctional Center, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, located at 1100 Highway 1807 in Venus, TX 76084, is a new off-campus instructional site.  SACSCOC approved the site on November 28, 2016; classes were offered for the first time in the spring semester of 2018.

Instruction is offered at the site in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) "Second Chance Pell Experimental Sites Initiative (also own as "Pell for Incarcerated Individuals"). The experiment provides Federal Pell Grant funding to otherwise eligible students who are incarcerated who wish to pursue a postsecondary educational program, and are likely to be released within five years. The Commission's obligations under the Experiment are to approve, as required under existing Commission policy, the off-campus instructional site at Sanders Estes Correctional Center.

Students may earn the Residential – Technician I certificate in Heating/Ventilation/Air-Conditioning at the site. Approximately 225 students are expected to complete the program at the site over a three-year period. Only currently incarcerated individuals will receive instruction at the site. The institution plans to offer instruction at the site for three years only under the terms of the experiment. Instruction is face-to-face in a classroom and laboratory.

Physical Resources

Sanders Estes Correctional Center, located at 1100 Highway 1907, in Venus, Texas is a Private Correctional Center under the management of the Private Facility Contract Monitoring/Oversight Division. The mission of the Private Facility Contract Monitoring/Oversight Division is to protect the interests of the State of Texas, through ensuring constitutionally safe and sound facilities by means of effective management, an efficient monitoring system, and on-going communication between the Agency and its contracted representatives.  The TDCJ-Estes Unit houses 1,040 minimum custody offenders. These offenders may remain on these facilities as long as they maintain minimum custody status.

The facility is adequate to house the Air-Conditioning and Heating Technology Program (HVAC) courses offered by CVC. The lab provides workspace for 25 students.  The incarcerated students do not use off-site facilities and resources.

Student Access to Academic Services

CVC has made special arrangements to deliver adequate and appropriate support services at the Estes Sanders Correctional Center. Services offered include academic advising, career services, disability services, enrollment services, financial aid services, and tutoring.

Academic Advising Services

CVC faculty collaborate with TDJC-Estes Unit advising and counseling services to provide:

  • Advising Information Sessions (in-person)
  • New Student Orientation (in-person)
  • Academic Advising
  • Tutoring/Study Skills and Special Service referrals
  • Retention Alert Program is performed by the CVC faculty and communicated to the facility's administrators

Admissions/Registrar's Office/Student Records 

The Admissions/Registrar's Office provides students with registration verifications, student records, and college transcripts. The office is responsible for managing graduation information for all students. This office also certifies eligibility for graduation, processes applications for graduation, and organizes and provides information concerning diplomas and commencement exercises.  

Career Services

CVC offers career planning and placement assistance to assist students in developing, investigating, initiating, and realizing short- and long-term career goals. The services are provided at the TDCJ-Estes Unit through the collaboration between the CVC faculty and the Career Services. Services include assisting students in a career path, resume evaluation and assistance, career advisement and job placement. 

Disability Services

Cedar Valley College is in full compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). It is the student's responsibility to request reasonable accommodations and provide written documentation in a timely manner since federal law prohibits the College from collecting such data in the admissions process. Accommodation services are provided in accordance with the needs of the student and based upon the documentation of the disability the student submits through the TDCJ-Estes Unit services.

Financial Aid Services

The Financial Aid Office administers all grants and financial aid. Each financial aid program administered by the College has terms and conditions to ensure that the aid is awarded to those who qualify. Grants offered through the College include Federal Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, state student incentive grants, and Texas Public Education Grants. Cedar Valley College is an individually certified, eligible, participating institution for the federal Title IV Student Assistance Program that operates under the direction and guidance of the DCCCD Financial Aid Office. The District Financial Aid Organization is committed to increasing retention and graduation by providing equal financial aid opportunities to all students without regard to race, color, religion, or social and economic background. The Cedar Valley College Director of Financial Aid administers the Second Chance PELL grants for students at this off-site location.

Student Access to Library and Learning Resources

Sanders Estes --Learning Resources and Equipment

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice classroom is equipped with white board, HVAC equipment, tables, and chairs. In addition to the paperback educational materials and workbooks, HVAC equipment and models to supplement the educational materials are provided.

 Federal Corrections Institution (FCI)

Overview of the instructional Site

The Federal Corrections Institution is in Seagoville, Texas. Students at the FCI may earn the Chassis Service Technician I certificate in Automotive Technology, The Residential – Technician I certificate in Heating/Ventilation/Air-Conditioning, the Logistics Distribution Technician I (Certified Logistics Associate Certificate and Certified Logistics Technician Certification) in Logistics at the facility. 

Adequate Physical Resources

Students at Federal Corrections Institution do not have physical access to the CVC main campus; however, as shown below, the facilities are adequate.

The Federal Corrections Institution at Seagoville is managed by the federal prison system.  Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology; Automotive Technology; Logistics, Supply Chain Management, and Manufacturing Technology; and Adult Education and Literacy Support courses offered by Cedar Valley College.

CVC provides paperback workbooks as educational materials, as well as HVAC and automobile equipment and models to supplement the educational materials.

The physical facilities at the Federal Corrections Institution are maintained by the Federal Corrections System. 

Student Access to Academic Services

CVC has made special arrangements to deliver adequate and appropriate support services at the Federal Corrections Institution (FCI).  Services offered include academic advising, career services, disability services, enrollment services, financial aid services, and tutoring.

Academic Advising Services

CVC faculty collaborate with FCI Unit advising and counseling services to provide:

  • Advising Information Sessions (in-person)
  • New Student Orientation (in-person)
  • Academic Advising
  • Tutoring/Study Skills and Special Service referrals
  • Retention Alert Program is performed by the CVC faculty and communicated to the facility's administrators

Admissions/Registrar's Office/Student Records 

The Admissions/Registrar's Office provides students with registration verifications, student records, and college transcripts. The office is responsible for managing graduation information for all students. This office also certifies eligibility for graduation, processes applications for graduation, and organizes and provides information concerning diplomas and commencement exercises.  

Career Services

Cedar Valley College offers career planning and placement assistance to assist students in developing, investigating, initiating, and realizing short- and long-term career goals. The services are provided at the FCI Unit through the collaboration between the CVC faculty and the Career Services. Services include assisting students in a career path, resume evaluation and assistance, career advisement and job placement. 

Disability Services

CVC is in full compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). It is the student's responsibility to request reasonable accommodations and provide written documentation in a timely manner since federal law prohibits the College from collecting such data in the admissions process. Accommodation services are provided in accordance with the needs of the student and based upon the documentation of the disability the student submits through the FCI Unit services.

Financial Aid Services

The Financial Aid Office administers all grants and financial aid. Each financial aid program administered by the College has terms and conditions to ensure that the aid is awarded to those who qualify. Grants offered through the College include Federal Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, state student incentive grants, and Texas Public Education Grants. Cedar Valley College is an individually certified, eligible, participating institution for the federal Title IV Student Assistance Program that operates under the direction and guidance of the DCCCD Financial Aid Office. The District Financial Aid Organization is committed to increasing retention and graduation by providing equal financial aid opportunities to all students without regard to race, color, religion, or social and economic background. The Cedar Valley College Director of Financial Aid administers the Second Chance PELL grants for students at this off-site location.

Student Access to Support Services

Please see narrative under Academic Support Services above. Special arrangements are made to provide incarcerated students with academic advising, admissions, registrar's office/student records, career services, disability services, and financial aid services.

Student Access to Library and Learning Resources

All library resources at the correctional facility are government censored hard copies.