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Pathway: Student Resource Guide for PTS/Grad Summer Program 2017

Welcome

We look forward to having you with us for the summer. This resource provides important information regarding arrival and activities. Please read it carefully. If you have further questions, you may call the Seminary-Graduate Studies Office at (850) 478-8496, ext. 5241, from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., CDT.

We are pleased that you will be studying with us and know that the Lord will give us an enjoyable and profitable time together.

Please recommend Seminary and Graduate Studies programs to your colleagues, who may also be considering continuing their education.

Your On-Campus Address

Your Full Name
PCC Box _______
250 Brent Lane
Pensacola, FL 32503-2267
U.S.A.

Arrival/Registration

Arrival

Students should arrive early enough to complete registration for the first session they are attending. (See Registration Schedule.) Residence halls open at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 17.

If you arrive after 10 p.m., stop at the main entrance building off Brent Lane and use the call box to contact Security to let you into your room.

All students should arrive according to their schedule as approved through the Seminary-Graduate Studies Office. Students who are not following the residence options listed in the catalog may extend the time it will take to complete their program. We desire to help you “stay on track” to graduate on time—considering what you have completed previously on campus or by distance learning and your future plans. Contact the Seminary-Graduate Studies Office if you have any questions (850-478-8496, ext. 5241).

Upon Arrival—Check in at the Information Desk in the Administration Building and pick up your Welcome Note. Check your mail and email and settle your account in the Business Office as soon as possible. The Seminary and Graduate Information Book you receive at check-in contains registration instructions and other helpful information.

PCC Card—Your PCC Card serves as a campus access card to the residence halls and your room, dining facilities, the Sports Center, and other areas. After funds have been added to your PCC Card Account online or at one of the Add Value Machines located around campus, you can also use your PCC Card to make on-campus purchases.

Add Value Machines are located in the:

  • Academic Center
  • Campus House
  • Commons
  • Library
  • Sports Center
  • All residence hall lobbies

Only the person whose name appears on the card is authorized to use it, with the exception of picking up meals for an ill student. If you lose your card, go to the Information Desk for a replacement (charged to your college account).

Early Arrival—Students who wish to arrive one day before their registration day will be charged an Early Arrival Fee. (See Conditional Fees.)

Registration

Students are expected to register for all their summer courses when they register for their first class to avoid additional fees. (See Registration Schedule.)

Late Registration

Late registration is only in case of emergency or circumstance beyond control and requires prior approval of the Registrar. If needed, late registration will be in the Records Office at 7:30 a.m. on the day classes begin for Session I and at 8 a.m. on the day classes begin for Sessions II–IV. A Late Registration Fee is charged. (See Conditional Fees.)

Registration Schedule

Session I

Saturday, June 17

Residence halls open 1 p.m.

(early arrival charge for those arriving on Saturday)

Sunday, June 18

Residence halls open 3 p.m.
Business Office open 7:30–9 p.m.
Registration 7:30–9 p.m.
First official meal 7:15 p.m.

Session II

Thursday, June 29

Business Office open 8 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
Registration 8 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
First official meal 5:15–6 p.m.

Session III

Wednesday, July 12
(Classes also meet on Saturday, July 15)

Business Office open 8 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
Registration 8 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
First official meal 5:15–6 p.m.

Session IV

Monday, July 24

Business Office open 8 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
Registration 8 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
First official meal 5:15–6 p.m.

Student Information

Class Times

Classes are held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Session III classes also meet on Saturday, July 15.

Residence Halls

Residence hall rooms are single occupancy (for the summer) and have private or adjoining baths. Housing options (single or couple) are for the entire length of stay. Each residence hall has fitness rooms, vending areas, ice machines, microwaves, vacuums, and laundry rooms. Washers and dryers accept payment by PCC Card.

Be sure to bring the following items:

  • Towels/twin-size bedding
  • Personal-care items (toothbrush, soap, toilet paper, etc.)
  • Laundry detergent/non-chlorinated bleach
  • Hangers/trash can
  • Umbrella

You may also bring any of these small, energy-efficient items:

  • Computer/printer
  • Alarm clock/radio/CD player
  • Iron/hair care items
  • Personal-sized appliances: coffee maker (Keurig style brew and serve)/hot pot/rice cooker
  • Small fan and/or lamp (desktop or clip-style)

Please leave the following at home:

  • Weapons: Guns/Tasers/stun guns/swords/knives (3" or smaller pocketknives allowed)
  • Hazardous items: Combustible fluids/matches/lighters/candles/candle warmers/incense/fireworks
  • Entertainment items: Televisions/gaming consoles/DVDs/movies/headphones/earbuds/playing (poker) cards
  • Refrigerators
  • Items with divisive symbols
  • Pets (including fish)

Checkout

All students must check out of the residence halls by 4 p.m. of the last day they attend class.

Guests

Graduate students’ families who visit may stay at the Campus House, which provides 28 furnished guest rooms (non-smoking) for $65 a room per night. The Campus House is for friends of the ministries of PCC. It is not a public facility. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For reservations, call (850) 969-1600 or 1-800-443-7742. All Campus House guests will receive a 50% discount for breakfast at the Four Winds on campus. Meals may be paid for in the lobby of the dining facility.

Vehicles

All students with a vehicle on campus must complete a vehicle registration card at registration.

Church Attendance

Students are required to attend three church services per week (Sunday morning [Bible study and worship service], Sunday night, and Wednesday night). Year-round students are expected to attend all services at the Campus Church unless approved by the Church Ministries Coordinator to attend another local church. Summer students must attend at least two of the three services each week at Campus Church. Contact the Seminary-Graduate Studies Office if you have questions about church attendance. Please help us by sitting in the front sections of the Crowne Centre, rather than the back and side sections.

Library Use

Students may use the PTS, PCC, Pensacola State College, and University of West Florida libraries for research. Also, you may bring your own reference books.

Students who access the Internet are responsible to view appropriate material only.

College Standards

The following positions have been formulated to give direction in matters that require discernment. While not trying to be unkind to those who have adopted different standards, the College has applied these guidelines in an effort to align with the spirit and intention of biblical principles and to reflect conservative values.

Men’s Clothing and Appearance

The expectations for student dress are designed to reflect the principles of modesty, distinction, and appropriateness. All students are expected to dress modestly, in conservative fashions, and with a level of propriety that encourages purity. It is considered immodest to wear clothing that is tight-fitting. Men and women should be distinctive in their appearance. For this reason, men are not to wear effeminate hairstyles or apparel.

Appropriateness in dress is related to the setting and activity. In this Christian college setting, care must be taken to avoid association with companies (Hollister, Abercrombie and Fitch, etc.), lifestyles, and trends that oppose Christian values, including gothic dress styles, tattoos, body piercings or ear piercings, and unnatural hair colors (e.g., pink, green, blue).

Shirts must be tucked in for Professional/Church and Smart Casual dress. Long pants (not capris) are to be worn for all activites unless designated. Hair must be neatly combed and tapered (no braids, extreme fads, or designs cut into the hair) and may not come over the ears, eyebrows, or collar. Do rags may not be worn. Examples of appropriate shoes for corresponding dress are available on Eagles Nest. Except for active military service dog tags and medical alert chains, necklaces should not be worn. Earrings are not acceptable.

Appropriate Attire for Men

Professional/Church: Sharp, conservative styles that show appropriate reverence and respect are worn for all church services and Sun. meals.

  • Suit or sport coat
  • Complementary long dress pants and belt or suspenders
  • Dress shirt and conservative tie (top shirt button buttoned and tie pulled tight)
  • Dress shoes and dress socks (no cowboy boots)

Smart Casual: Apparel that is relaxed with a neat appearance for classes, chapel, all meals, Sun. (except for church and noon meal), and until 5 p.m. Other than pocket-sized logos, clothing may not have pictures or writing other than PCC attire.

  • Long casual pants (no cargo style) or dress pants and belt or suspenders
  • Collared shirt
  • PCC-related items
  • Shoes and dress socks (no athletic shoes/flip-flops)

Casual: Active clothing that is comfortable and generally neat for weekday evenings (Mon.–Fri. after 5 p.m., Wed. 4:15-5:15 p.m. for dinner) and Sat. (includes off campus, sporting events, Commons, Library, Sat. meals).

  • Jeans/long casual pants (no holes) with belt
  • Athletic pants (no sweatpants)
  • Casual shirt
  • Ball caps worn properly, not backward or sideways
  • Comfortable shoes (no flip-flops)

Recreational: Casual clothing (as defined above) is acceptable for general Sports Center attendance, watching games, and Eagle Field activities. Attire for specific events and locations should be appropriate for the activity.

  • Swim trunks for beach, water park, and Swim Center
  • Shorts/shirt to and from Swim Center and beach
  • Shorts/shirt on main tennis courts
  • Long pants to and from the water park
  • Ball caps worn properly, not backward or sideways
  • Activity-appropriate shoes

Women’s Clothing and Appearance

The expectations for student dress are designed to reflect the principles of modesty, distinction, and appropriateness. All students, as well as spouses of students, are expected to dress modestly, in conservative fashions, and with a level of propriety that encourages purity. It is considered immodest to wear clothing that is revealing or tightfitting. Men and women should be distinctive in their appearance. For this reason, women are not to wear masculine hairstyles or pants.

Appropriateness in dress is related to the setting and activity. In this Christian college setting, care must be taken to avoid association with companies (Hollister, Abercrombie and Fitch, etc.), lifestyles, and trends that oppose Christian values, including gothic dress styles/nail polish, tattoos, body piercings, and unnatural hair colors (e.g., pink, green, blue).

Hemlines and slits should be no higher than the top of the knee cap—sitting and standing. Tops must cover the shoulders, and necklines should not reveal any hint of cleavage. Allow enough ease so that clothing is not tight. Undergarments are not to be seen. (Avoid oversized armholes, sheer material, and figure-hugging apparel.) Garments that are backless or revealing in any position are immodest.

Earrings/ear cuffs in the cartilage are not permitted, and no more than two piercings in an earlobe are allowed. Plugs/gauges are not allowed. Do rags may not be worn. Examples of appropriate shoes for corresponding dress are available on Eagles Nest.

Appropriate Attire for Women

Professional/Church: Sharp, conservative styles that show appropriate reverence and respect are worn for all church services and Sunday meals.

  • Sun. dress or skirt with coordinating top
  • Dress shoes (no cowboy boots)

Smart Casual: Apparel that is relaxed with a neat, conservative appearance for classes, chapel, all meals, Sun. (except for church and noon meal), and until 5 p.m. Other than pocket-sized logos, clothing may not have pictures or writing other than PCC attire.

  • Dress or skirt with coordinating top or PCC-related clothing (no jean or jean-type material)
  • Shoes (no flip-flops or athletic-looking shoes)

Casual: Active clothing that is comfortable and generally neat for weekday evenings (Mon.–Fri. after 5 p.m., Wed. 4:15-5:15 p.m. for dinner) and Sat. (includes off campus, sporting events, Commons, Library, Sat. meals).

  • Denim or casual skirt
  • Casual shirt
  • Comfortable shoes, including athletic shoes and flip-flops
  • Ball caps worn properly, not backwards or sideways

Recreational: Casual clothing (as defined above) is acceptable for general Sports Center attendance, watching games, and Eagle Field activities. Attire for specific events and locations should be appropriate for the activity.

  • Walking/athletic shorts when participating in activities in Sports Center or on athletic fields
  • Wind/athletic pants required for rock climbing wall and optional for ice skating and paintball (must change in locker room/bathroom provided in the area)
  • Conservative swimsuit must fully cover the midriff (also wear T-shirt in water park)
  • Walking shorts and shirt over conservative swimsuit to and from beach, pool, West Campus, and sundeck
  • Ball caps worn properly, not backward or sideways
  • Activity-appropriate shoes

Clothing may not have writing or pictures that are offensive, divisive, inappropriate, suggestive, or contrary to Biblical Principles and the Code of Conduct. Any clothing related to contemporary music, derogatory statements, drugs, tobacco, alcohol, gambling, dancing, etc., may not be worn.

Music

Music has the potential to direct our thoughts and emotions, and it reflects our values and philosophies. The music we listen to can either affect us in a way that encourages biblical thinking and actions or in a way that promotes worldly ideals. While not all music must be religious or sacred, it is healthy for Christians to develop a conscience for music that honors God. In accordance with Philippians 4:8, acceptable music focuses on what is true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, and praiseworthy. Such music builds an appreciation for beauty, does not desensitize us to worldly living, and can be capable of turning our hearts toward the things of Christ.

While there is a wide range of musical styles and artists, finding appropriate music requires discernment. Certain types of music that are typically not associated with sensual or inappropriate themes and are generally acceptable include classical and semi-classical, traditional and patriotic, concert and marching band, and hymns and choruses. Any music that promotes worldly values or associations in its lyrics or style should be avoided. Whether or not the lyrics are Christian, music in the style of jazz, rock, rap, R&B, pop, country, or contemporary Christian is prohibited and may not be in a student’s possession or use on or off campus.

Students are encouraged to use discernment when listening to music. Play it at times when it is not a distraction to others who are studying, and control volume as appropriate for the setting. As a matter of personal accountability, headphones and earbuds are not to be used. Out of consideration for others, play or practice music at a time and location that won't be disturbing to others-in practice rooms, residence hall rooms, where others aren't studying or working on assignments, or outside along the Commons Wall, etc.

Entertainment

To provide an atmosphere free from the distraction of prevalent worldly influences and to encourage academic focus, the college has established the following entertainment standards:

  • Any media or form of entertainment (regardless of rating)—including but not limited to television, movies, books, magazines, apps, computer and video games—which contains violence, sensual or demonic themes, suggestive dress, profanity, or rock music is not permitted on or off campus. Students are not to attend movie theaters, rent movies, or watch movies on mobile devices or play computer and video games rated E-10 and above.
    On campus, students may watch library resources in the Library and broadcast events in the Sports Center; however, it is not permissible to watch any other movies or television on campus. When visiting homes off campus, students may watch movies rated G or PG; however, ratings of PG-13, R, or X are prohibited. Discretion also needs to be used in watching television, as programs labeled D, S, L, or V are not acceptable.

Social Life

On-Campus Apartments

Graduate students may visit in on-campus staff apartments of those of the same gender.

Dating

Graduate students may date each other on or off campus without chaperones. Graduate students may date undergraduates if the undergraduate students are at least 20 years old or juniors. Graduate Assistants may not date students they teach or supervise. Graduate men may date undergraduate women on campus or off campus as long as an approved chaperone is present. Graduate women may date undergraduate men off campus without a chaperone. Graduate students may also date faculty/staff members on or off campus without chaperones, provided the faculty/staff member is not the student’s teacher.

Conduct between men and women should always be of such a nature that their testimony is above question. We ask that dating couples refrain from physical contact.

The classroom buildings are not considered appropriate places for dating.

Technology

PCC supplies a number of technology resources that provide you with information and communications ability. Information about how to set up personal user accounts and logins will be received at Check-In, and user guides are available on Eagle’s Nest. It is your responsibility to use technology sensibly in a way that protects your Christian testimony.

User Name and Passwords

Your user name, password, and other personal identification gives access to campus technology. Keep this information secure, and do not give it to anyone else under any circumstance; you are responsible for all activity, calls, interactions, and content associated with your user accounts.

On-Campus Telephone System

Residence hall students will be provided a telephone extension at check-in, which can be shared with family and friends.

Residence hall switchboard hours are 6:30 a.m.–11 p.m. From 11 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., if an emergency arises, family may call (850) 478-8496.

More information regarding charges and procedures for phone use will be provided upon arrival.

E-Mail and Voicemail

Check your e-mail and voicemail regularly. You are responsible for information and announcements distributed through these sources.

Personal Electronics

Personal computers, phones, notebooks, tablets, and other devices have become part of everyday life. You are responsible for the content of all files and media in keeping with the PCC Code of Conduct. Accordingly, you should protect the use of your devices by others and only access appropriate content.

Students are prohibited from electronic content rated teen, mature, or adult, and any content regardless of rating containing graphic violence, sensual or demonic themes, suggestive dress, foul language, or gambling. PCC reserves the right to check any electronic device if it is reported or suspected that e-mail messages, files, or media may be in violation of the policies and standards of the College. Devices may not be used to watch movies or TV.

Students may not have personal network equipment. These devices include, but are not limited to, hubs, switches, routers, repeaters, and bridges.

Internet and Social Media

PCC provides a filtered wireless system that provides safe Internet access for all students. All residence halls, the Commons, Library, and the Sports Center are equipped with wireless access points. If you inadvertently access an inappropriate site, please report the site to the system administrator at admin@students.pcci.edu. It is recommended that all computers connecting to the wireless system have current anti-virus software. For your convenience, the College provides a free copy of the Sophos anti-virus software on Eagle’s Nest.

PCC's Internet access is filtered to prevent access to websites that generally:

  • Have a reputation for inappropriate photos, videos, language, or content
  • Are categorized by search engines as obscence or vulgar
  • Promote sharing without accountability
  • Take extensive bandwidth, causing a slower campus connection for others

If a website is blocked, you may request that it be viewed and opened using the link provided on the page.

The use of social media is permitted as long as it does not conflict with the standards and spirit of the College. Each student is expected to protect his testimony and to avoid any wrong or questionable associations. Students will be expected to take responsibility for all content posted in connection with their social media outlets, whether personally posted or submitted by others.

Faxes

Stateside faxes may be sent using your telephone authorization code at the library for the cost of the phone call. You can also send and receive faxes at the Business Office. International faxes can be sent only through the Business Office. For information about charges, see Eagle’s Nest.

To receive a fax, direct senders to use (850) 479-6577 and ask them to include your complete name to identify you as the recipient.

Skype®

PCC provides computers in the library for Skype communications with family and others from home. You may reserve 30-minute times at the Circulation Desk. Each individual or member of a group must sign in at the start of the session and out at the end. Please check at the Circulation Desk for availability and other details regarding this free service.

Appropriate and Ethical Use

Misuse of technology is a serious infraction and can result in revocation of access as well as disciplinary action. Users must never attempt to access inappropriate material (such as pornography); make efforts to bypass, modify, or disable filters or restraints established by network or account administrators; attempt to gain a higher level of access to the system than authorized; or access or modify another individual’s account.

It is also considered a misuse of privileges to send messages with vulgar, harassing, obscene, pornographic, or threatening content, or to send chain letters or group mailings for business endeavors, personal agendas, or political reasons.

Students are responsible for adhering to local, state, federal, copyright, and international laws. While PCC cannot be held responsible for the actions of individual users, we will make every effort to ensure compliance and will provide any information required by authorities. We reserve the right to monitor all activity, incoming or outgoing, on the College’s network, accounts, and on all internally linked computers.

Copyright laws and licensing agreements govern the computer software on the resources at PCC. Under United States copyright laws, no person may duplicate or distribute a work without the express permission of the author(s). (Commercial software vendors do not generally grant permission to duplicate their products; however, there are two categories of software that do allow copying and distribution of the product: public domain software and shareware.) PCC supports these laws and agreements.

Students with access to PCC computer resources must adhere to copyright laws and licensing agreements as well as to the following:

  • It is unlawful for any student to make copies of computer software owned by the College.
  • Any program designated by the author(s) as shareware may be freely copied and distributed according to the express permission of the author(s). If a student continues to use a program, he is expected to register that program with the author(s) by paying a fee. Students continuing to use unregistered shareware products may be in violation of United States copyright law.
  • It is wrong to tamper with someone else’s computer. If you have permission to use a computer, leave everything the way you found it.

Textbooks

Payments for book purchases are not handled through the Business Office; therefore, students should plan to pay for these purchases separately from tuition and fee payments.

A complete textbook list and course information sheets are available from the Seminary-Graduate Studies Office.

The following courses use these textbooks published by A Beka Book®. You may bring them with you or purchase them on campus.

ED 542/PT 542 Philosophy of American Education

The Successful Christian School, 3rd ed., 2004

ED 641 Materials & Techniques of Reading Instruction

Basic Phonics Sound CD, 4th ed.

Handbook for Reading Teacher Edition, 4th ed., 2015

ED 658 Elementary Language Instruction

Grammar and Composition, 2008

ED 676 Teaching Secondary Math

Pre-Algebra, 3rd ed.

ED 677 Teaching Secondary Science

Biology: God's Living Creation, 2015

EN 660 Studies in British Literature

Pilgrim's Progress, 2006 ed.

Silas Marner, 2003 ed.

SC 640 Meteorology, Astronomy, & Geology

Science: Earth and Space, 1st ed.

Commencement

Graduate students are invited to participate in the May Commencement following completion of all graduation requirements. Summer degrees are conferred on August 15.

Planning Your Trip to PCC

Transportation

Airport

Pensacola International Airport (PNS)

Please check www.flypensacola.com for airlines and flight information.

Bus Terminal

Greyhound 1-800-231-2222

Directions to PCC

See Directions.