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					Costal bend college
About the College

Enrollment in academic, workforce education and continuing education
classes during the spring of 2010 was 3,992. The Beeville campus of CBC
serves the educational needs of more than 1,300 students. The district
serves a rural community of some 9,000 square miles (23,000 km2). It is
also one of the region's most significant economic contributors.[2]
History
The Bee County Junior College District was created at an election on
November 2, 1965. That election resulted from several years of study and
work to establish a community college for Bee County, Texas. Support was
shown in an overwhelming five-to-one majority for the creation of the
district. The desire for a community college was demonstrated again on
December 7, 1965, when district citizens approved a tax to support Bee
County College (also known as BCC), and to issue bonds to build the
college.
The board of trustees selected Grady C. Hogue as the first BCC President.
BCC opened in September, 1967, with 790 students, 24 full-time
instructors and 11 part-time teachers.
The Board of Trustees officially changed the college name from Bee County
College to Coastal Bend College effective September 1, 1998. The name
change was made because the service area was extended by an act of the
Texas Legislature in 1995.
Academic/Transfer Programs
The campus also offers hundreds of academic courses in 27 concentration
areas, relatable to "majors", which are transferable to most four-year
institutions. Curricula include pre-med, pre-pharmacy, elementary
education, business administration, and computer science.
Occupational and Vocational Training
Vocational training is offered in occupational programs such as
accounting, airframe and power technology, automotive technology, child
development, computer information technology, cosmetology, dental
hygiene, drafting and design technology, office management, health
information technology, law enforcement and forensic science, oil and gas
technology, pharmacy technician, professional business technology,
nursing, radiologic technology, and welding.
Dual-Credit Program
The dual credit program at CBC enables high achieving high school
students to take a college class and have it count as both high school
and college credit. Dual credit courses may be taught at the college
along with the general college student population, or less commonly
taught at the student's high school by high school teacher qualified to
teach at the college level. The decision to grant or not grant high
school credit for college courses rests solely with each individual high
school.
The requirements for dual-credit qualification are somewhat strict: the
student must apply and be accepted for admission to the college; must
receive official permission from their high school counselor and
principal in order for register a course; and a course articulation
agreement between the college and the student's high school must be on
file for each course enrolled.[3]
Branch Campuses
Coastal Bend College has satellite campuses that operate conjuctively
with the main campus, rather than independently like other college
systems. These locations offer a fraction of the programs that the main
campus does, and students can move and attend classes between different
campuses almost effortlessly. A class taken at any of the four CBC
schools will appear on the same transcript. CBC also offers general
education classes at McConnell Prison Unit in Beeville, Texas.
Alice
CBC Alice Campus offers academic-transfer courses and workforce education
programs in accounting, automotive technology, computer information
technology, child development, general office management, law
enforcement, nursing, professional business technology, and welding
technology. This campus has a centrally located library with print,
microfilm, video, and electronic resources and staff to provide reference
assistance to individuals and classes.
Kingsville
CBC Kingsville Campus offers workforce education certificates and degree
programs in accounting, child development, computer information
technology, cosmetology, electronic servicing, general office management,
law enforcement, pharmacy technician, professional business technology,
and vocational nursing.
Pleasanton


The Pleasanton - Atascosa County - campus of Coastal Bend College
CBC Pleasanton Campus offers academic transfer courses and workforce
education programs in accounting, child development, computer information
technology, cosmetology, general office management, nursing, law
enforcement, professional business technology, and vocational nursing.
This campus has a centrally located library with print, microfilm, video,
and electronic resources and part-time staff to provide reference
assistance to individuals and classes.
Correctional Unit Classes
CBC has established courses and programs in the Texas Department of
Criminal Justice McConnell Unit near Beeville and the Stevenson Unit near
Cuero. The classes also serve the Federal Correctional Institution, Three
Rivers near Three Rivers. Courses lead to degrees and certificates in
several major areas of study. Extracurricular activities

Athletics
In 2006, the college reinstated a portion of its athletics program after
years of absence from intramural competition. Coastal Bend College
Cougars compete in National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
Region 14 in Men's Basketball, Men's Soccer, Women's Softball and Women's
Volleyball.
Campus Organizations
CBC's campuses are host to several student-run organizations and many
non-affiliated, indirectly-related clubs.
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