School of Professional and Continuing Studies Springfield College Southern California

Springfield College Southern California

Transforming careers and communities

The School of Professional and Continuing Studies bachelor’s and master’s degree programs are perfect for adults who wish to transform their careers and their communities. Whether you’ve been out of school for five, 10, even 20 or more years, you’ll find that we make the transition as easy for you as possible. Beginning with weekend programs that can often be completed in 16 months, School of Professional and Continuing Studies programs are designed for adults who care about people above all else.

Program Highlights:

  • Attend classes only on weekends, typically two weekends per month
  • Finish your degree in as little as 16 months
  • Receive undergraduate credit for college-level life, school, and work experiences
  • Earn a degree from a well-respected, fully accredited private college
  • Enjoy an affordable tuition, with financial aid opportunities
  • Learn in a small class that values and reflects a diverse world
  • Take advantage of the adult-centered Academic Success Center
  • Get valuable, hands-on experience right from the start

Frenchi King '09

“I can proudly say that I have an undergrad degree from Springfield College.”

Frenchi King '09

The Campus Guide

The Campus Guide includes essential information for students attending this campus, such as academic support services, ID cards, class cancellation information, and a resource for restaurants and hotels in the area.

Greetings!

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my personal welcome to you as a student at Springfield College Southern California.

At the Southern California campus you are treated with respect for your life, work, family, and community and life experiences. The sharing of these experiences with your fellow students and faculty increases total awareness and critical thinking, which is the key to our program’s success. Open, ongoing, and authentic dialogue is the foundation of our educational approach.

The willingness to assist you in succeeding with your educational endeavors is sincerely shared by all the faculty and staff at Springfield College Southern California. We look forward to providing the very best learning environment for you throughout your Springfield College experience.

Again, welcome.

Gil Ontai, Pd.Arch.
Campus Director

Student Support

Academic Support Services

Springfield College Southern California has an Academic Success Center that offers readily and easily accessible services. The Center is a resource for students and instructors alike and focuses on writing support services, resource support services, research skills, and developing sustainable study skills. Reference tools connect directly to information, materials, and resources for writing, APA, organization, analysis, critical thinking, reflection/reaction essays, public speaking, and study tips.

All services are coordinated with the assistance of a resource specialist and focus on the development of sustainable skills to help students become independent learners.

The support services are available on a drop-in basis during regular campus hours, class hours of operation, or by appointment. A student may self-elect to seek assistance or follow through on a recommendation.

We strongly encourage students to take advantage of the Academic Success Center services by contacting Gerard Morel at (714) 368-0630, gmorel@springfieldcollege.edu to set up an appointment or learn more about these services and free reference tools.

Services for Students with Disabilities

Students with documented physical, learning, or psychological disabilities may be eligible for reasonable academic accommodations to help them succeed in their academic program. It is the student’s responsibility to make a request for such accommodations and to provide appropriate documentation administered by a qualified professional such as psychologists, medical doctors, or agencies specializing in the diagnosis of such disabilities. Students must submit current documentation. If you have questions about services for students with disabilities, please contact Campus Director, Gil Ontai at (714) 368-0630, gontai2@springfieldcollege.edu

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Technology Support Services

For assistance in all areas related to technology (gmail, Moodle, PrideNet), please contact Rachel Kiste at (714) 368-0630 ext. 203, rkiste@springfieldcollege.edu or TSC (413) 748-4872 or TSCRequest@springfieldcollege.edu.

Academic Information

Class Cancellations, Delays, Closing

Notification of campus class cancellation, openings, delays, or closings will be available through PrideNet, College e-mail, or by calling the campus telephone number (888) 316-5111.

Academic FAQs

What is the role of my academic advisor?

Think of your academic advisor as your partner in education. Your advisor is responsible for ensuring that you understand the School of Professional and Continuing Studies program and sequencing of courses and for monitoring your academic progress so that all graduation requirements are met. However, it is ultimately your responsibility to ask questions and to keep track of your own progress.

What is a syllabus and what information is usually included in it?

A syllabus is your guide to understanding what is expected in a course. The instructor will give you a syllabus no later than the first class. This document will include contact information for the professor, class and Moodle assignments, grading criteria, and academic policies.

What is a pre-course assignment?

Pre-course assignments are reading, writing, and project activities that are preparation for the first class of the course that you will be taking. You will find the vital information you need prior to your first class in the syllabus. It contains the instructor’s contact information, course objectives, required texts, and the pre-course assignment. The syllabus must be downloaded from the School of Professional and Continuing Studies website. You may be required to submit your pre-course assignment in the learning management system called “Moodle.”

Do I have to complete any academic work between classes?

Yes. Education is continuous and class meetings are just one aspect of the learning process. You are expected to complete all assignments as indicated on the course syllabus and the web-enhanced between-class assignments that incorporate the learning management system called “Moodle.” This applies for all School of Professional and Continuing Studies courses. These assignments are critical to your academic success. They also enable you to qualify for federal financial aid as a college student taking courses in our accelerated course format. Therefore, you must allocate some of your time between classes for learning activities that might include reading, writing, analyzing, reflecting, interacting with others, research, and interacting online with fellow students and the instructor. Assignments must be completed before each class session so you will be prepared for the classroom learning experience.

What happens if I miss a class?

You are expected to attend all class sessions and workshops for the courses in which you are enrolled. If you must miss all or part of a class session, you must notify the instructor in advance and make arrangements to make up course assignments. If you miss more than one class session, you may withdraw from the course or you may receive an “F” grade for the course depending on when the absences take place.

What happens to financial aid when I add/drop a course?

Your eligibility for a grant may be lost or reduced when a course is dropped. In some cases, your eligibility may increase if a course is added. Your eligibility for a loan may also change. Check with the staff person handling financial aid at the campus before making final arrangements to add or drop a course so that you will know the impact, if any, in your specific situation.

How is my financial aid impacted when I take less than a full-time load (12 credits undergraduate, 9 credits graduate)?

Aid is based on full-time enrollment unless your enrollment status is specifically stated as part-time. Many grants are available only to full-time undergraduate students. Pell grants are required to be adjusted for less than full-time status. Cost of attendance changes due to enrollment less than full-time status may also reduce loan eligibility.

If I have a disability, how can I get assistance and support?

Support services and accommodations are available to any student with a documented disability. If you require reasonable accommodations to assist you with your studies, you must provide current and appropriate documentation. For information regarding the type of services available to you, please contact Campus Director, Gil Ontai (714) 368-0630, gontai2@springfieldcollege.edu.

How do I receive credit for experiential learning in the undergraduate program?

The portfolio course (Human Services Portfolio Development, HUSB 307) teaches a process that identifies each student’s college-level learning and utilizes methodologies that enhance the student’s ability to think conceptually and analytically. Students identify, categorize, and organize their knowledge and present this knowledge through a course equivalent process. Once the knowledge has been identified, students must decide if and how this knowledge relates to learning that is typically credited at the college level. The Human Services Portfolio Development course provides a framework to assist students in reflecting upon and articulating their college-level experiential learning. These policies and procedures are based upon guidelines established by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL).

When is my portfolio due?

The portfolio must be submitted at least six months prior to your anticipated graduation date to allow for the timely review and possible revision of submitted materials.

Why do I need a student ID card?

As a matriculating student, you are required to have a Springfield College photo identification card. The card should be carried at all times and must be used for identification purposes in accessing campus buildings and grounds, borrowing material from the Babson Library, and attending college-sponsored events. In addition, commercial organizations within your community may offer discounts if you present your student identification card when purchasing their products or services.

Where do I find out the latest info about School of Professional and Continuing Studies courses, programs, and activities?

You can find the latest information regarding School of Professional and Continuing Studies courses, programs, and activities through e-mail announcements sent to your Springfield College e-mail address, other campus correspondence to students, campus bulletin boards, academic course schedules, and the School of Professional and Continuing Studies website. When viewing the School of Professional and Continuing Studies website, be sure to access the link leading to your campus location.

How can I access computers for email, research, and/or word-processing?

The campus Computer Lab located in Room #221, gives you access to the Babson Library to conduct research for your course assignments and the opportunity to use the word processor. The computers in the lab are equipped with computer software applications for student use that include spreadsheets, Internet research, and library search services. You are able to access e-mail through your Springfield College PrideNET account. Your Springfield College email account is the mandatory mode of communication between you and the College. Routinely, the College will make you aware of general announcements pertaining to the entire Springfield community. You will use your e-mail account to communicate with School of Professional and Continuing Studies faculty and administration, Business Office, Financial Aid Office, Library, and any other College office in which you will do business.

Are online courses available at School of Professional and Continuing Studies?

Online courses are offered through both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs to matriculated School of Professional and Continuing Studies students. See your advisor for details or check the School of Professional and Continuing Studies home page for the schedule.

Campus Information

Bookstore and MBS Direct

MBS Direct is a virtual bookstore, with online services available to students 24/7. The virtual bookstore offers students of Springfield College Boston the opportunity to purchase books, use their book vouchers, and to have their purchase shipped to home, office, or the campus. Please contact Venatia Gilmer-Jones (617) 242-3361, ext. 226, or email vjones@springfieldcollege.edu for more information regarding MBS Direct.

You may shop online for apparel and other accessories.

Identification Cards

Students enrolled in Springfield College Southern California will be issued a student identification card with an assigned student identification number. This card is used for identification purposes in accessing college buildings and grounds, borrowing material from the Babson Library and attending college sponsored events. The first Springfield College Identification Card is issued to a student at no charge. Replacements for lost or stolen cards will cost $35. Photos for identification cards are taken during the New Student Orientation. If you have questions about obtaining an ID card, please contact Rachel Kiste, (714) 368-0630 ext. 203, rkiste@springfieldcollege.edu.

Emergency Information

Safety on Campus

Springfield College and the School of Professional and Continuing Studies is serious about safety at all of our campuses. Please visit here to register for SC Alert and Rave Guardian applications.

Sexual Misconduct Chart

Parking

Entrance to the campus is on the 2nd level. Parking is located on the 2nd level of the parking garage. All students, faculty and staff are required to park on the 2nd level.

Accommodations

Motel 6 Irvine Orange County Airport, 1717 East Dyer Rd., Santa Ana, (949) 261-1515
Comfort Inn & Suites John Wayne Airport, 2620 Hotel Terrace Dr., Santa Ana, (714) 966-5200
La Quinta Inn & Suites Orange County, 2721 Hotel Terrace, Santa Ana, (714) 540-1111
Atrium Hotel at Orange County Airport, 18700 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine, Costa Mesa - SNA Airport, (866) 678-6350
Key Inn and Suites, 1611 El Camino Real, Tustin, (714) 832-3220
Bel Air Motor Hotel, 140 W. 1st Street, Tustin, (714) 504-3547

Restaurants

Tustin
Belacan Grill, 17460 17th St., (714) 505-9908
Cabo Loco, 1419 N. Tustin St., (714) 532-1220
Café China, 17631 17th St., (714) 832-3338
Crab Cooker Restaurant, 17260 17th St., Enderele Plaza, (714) 573-1077
El Torito, 17420 17th St., (714) 838-6630
Flame Broiler, 17612 17th St., (714) 665-3964
Ono Ono Hawaiian BBQ, 17582 17th St., (714) 505-0750
Taco Bell, 17502 E. 17th St., (714) 730-6030
Zito’s Bar & Grill, 17320 17th St., (714) 730-0003
Zov’s Bistro, 17440 E. 17th St., Enderele Plaza, (714) 838-8855
Santa Ana
Farmer Boys, 2205 E. 17th St., (714) 954-0750
Pho Asian Grill, 2110 N. Tustin Ave., (714) 569-1174
Shabu Shabu Bar, 1945 E. 17th St., Ste 108, (714) 954-0332

Public Transportation

Trains, Automobiles and Road Conditions: Getting Around Southern California: http://www.visitcalifornia.com/Travel-Tools/Getting-Around

Los Angeles Department of Transportation
Los Angeles Metro
Metrolink
San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
Amtrak

http://www.sigalert.com (traffic)

Undergraduate Schedule

January Term 2016

  • January 9-10
  • January 23-24
  • January 24 Senior Seminar
  • February 6-7
  • February 20-21
  • March 5-6
  • March 19-20
  • March 20 Senior Seminar
  • April 2-3
  • April 9-10

Graduate Schedule

January Term 2016

  • January 2016 Term
  • January 9-10
  • January 23-24
  • February 6-7
  • February 20-21
  • March 5-6
  • March 19-20
  • April 2-3
  • April 9-10

Undergraduate Schedule

May Term 2016

  • May 2016 Term
  • April 30 – May 1
  • May 14-15
  • May 15 Senior Seminar
  • June 4-5
  • June 18 -19
  • July 9-10,
  • July 17 Senior Seminar
  • July 23-24
  • August 6-7
  • August 13-14

Graduate Schedule

May Term 2016

  • May 2016 Term
  • April 30 – May 1
  • May 14-15
  • June 4-5
  • June 18 -19
  • July 9-10,
  • July 23-24
  • August 6-7
  • August 13-14

Cancellations/Campus closing Make-up Dates

January Term 2016

  • March 12-13

May 2016 Term

  • July 30-31

Southern California SHS Directory


Springfield College
17542 East 17th St., Suite 200
Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: (714) 368-0630
Toll free: (888) 316-5111
Fax: (714) 368-0671

Name/Title Ext. E-mail Address
Yolanda Gonzalez
Assistant Director for Recruitment and Admissions
204 ygonzalez@springfieldcollege.edu
Rachel Kiste
Administrative Assistant
203 rkiste@springfieldcollege.edu
Regina Monday
Assistant Director for Administration
202 rmonday@springfieldcollege.edu
Gerard Morel
Resource Specialist
206 gmorel@springfieldcollege.edu

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Open Houses

Do you want to learn more about Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies. Would you like to meet faculty or talk to students? Would you like help with you application or financial aid forms? Come see us during an Open House, or schedule a time that is more convenient for you.

Scheduled Open Houses

Date Time
Saturday, May 28, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m..
Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 30, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

All open houses are held at the Springfield College Southern California located on 17542 East 17th Street, Suite 200, Tustin, Calif.

For more information or to RSVP please contact:

Yolanda Gonzalez, Assistant Director for Recruitment and Admissions
17542 E. 17th Street, Tustin, CA
(714) 368-0630 ext. 202, or (888) 315-5111
Email: ygonzalez@springfieldcollege.edu

Contact

Keydron Guinn, Assistant Dean/Campus Director
Email: kguinn@springfieldcollege.edu
Phone: (714) 368-0630 Ext. 207
Fax: (714) 368-0671
Toll Free: (888) 316-5111

Springfield College Southern California
17542 East 17th St., Suite 200
Tustin, CA 92780

Hours of Operation

Business Day Hours of Operation
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
class days only
Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
class days only
Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies
263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109
(413) 748-3000