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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I enter where it asks for my "organizational account"?
Who can I call for more information about getting enrolled at Fresno City College?
Is the TEAS exam required to apply to the RN and LVN to RN Program.
Does Fresno City College offer the TEAS V exam?
I have already taken the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) for another Nursing Program outside of Fresno City College. Will FCC Nursing Program still accept my scores?
What happens if I do not achieve a 62% or higher on the TEAS V exam?
What is the TEAS exam?
How much will the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam cost me?
I took the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) more than two years ago. Will Fresno City College Nursing Program still accept my scores?
What is my password?
How do I find out my user ID and password for WebAdvisor and/or Blackboard?
How do I log into and set up my student email account?
How do I change my password?
What if I forgot my password?
Do I have to have Microsoft Outlook on my computer to access my student email?
I received a letter that says my appeal has been approved. What does that mean and what do I do now?
What is the Child Development Permit and what does it enable me to do?
What do I need to take care of children in my home?
What education do I need to teach in a preschool or child development center?
What do I need to start my own Child Development Center?
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Q: What do I enter where it asks for my "organizational account"?
A:

Your organizational account is not your student email address. Enter your student ID number, followed by "@my.scccd.edu". 

Q: Who can I call for more information about getting enrolled at Fresno City College?
A:

For additional information, students may call the Student Services Help Desk at 499-6070 from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.


Q: Is the TEAS exam required to apply to the RN and LVN to RN Program.
A:
Yes.  All students applying to the RN and LVN to RN Program must submit a passing TEAS V score of 62% or higher at the time of application both electronically and hard copy.  Students who do not have a 62% or higher TEAS V exam score are ineligible to apply to the RN and LVN to RN Programs.
Q: Does Fresno City College offer the TEAS V exam?
A:
Yes. The Health Sciences Division will offer the TEAS V exam every year in the month of July to Fresno City College students ONLY, pursuing the Registered Nursing major. Please be prepared to have a student identification number to demonstrate that you are a student within the college upon registering for the TEAS V Examination. Verification of your status will be assessed based upon your enrolled RN Major at Fresno City College. Dates and times of scheduled TEAS exams will be available soon. Students who have questions are asked to send an email to Stephanie Robinson, Director of Nursing, at Stephanie.Robinson@fresnocitycollege.edu.
Q: I have already taken the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) for another Nursing Program outside of Fresno City College. Will FCC Nursing Program still accept my scores?
A:
Yes. Students who have already completed the TEAS V exam with a 62% or higher score, must go to www.atitesting.com and request to have their scores transferred to Fresno City College when applying to the RN and LVN to RN Programs. There is a fee associated with the transfer of the TEAS V results. Upon electronic transfer, the verification of results will automatically be sent to the Stephanie Robinson, Director of Nursing and Janine Gonzales, Nursing Counselor who will accept your transferred TEAS V scores.
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Q: What happens if I do not achieve a 62% or higher on the TEAS V exam?
A:

Students who did not achieve a 62% or higher on the TEAS V exam may participate in the TEAS Remediation Workshops offered within the Health Sciences Division at FCC.  Students interested in the remediation workshops can send an email to Stephanie Robinson, Director of Nursing, at Stephanie.robinson@fresnocitycollege.edu for more information. 

 

Q: What is the TEAS exam?
A:
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) was developed to measure basic essential skills in the academic content area domains of Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage. These entry level skills were deemed important for nursing program applicants by a nursing program curriculum expert. Students must earn an overall score of 62% or higher to submit an application to the Registered Nursing and LVN to RN Program. Students who earn an overall score below 62% may enroll into remediation workshops within the Health Sciences Division at FCC. Students may call the Health Sciences Division office at (559) 244-2604 and ask to speak to Stephanie Robinson for more information on the remediation workshops.
Q: How much will the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam cost me?
A:
The cost of the TEAS exam at Fresno City College is approximately $45.00.  Students will be asked to pay the cost of the exam at the time of testing by using a major credit card or debit card only.  The remediation workshops offered within the Health Sciences Division are free of charge.
Q: I took the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) more than two years ago. Will Fresno City College Nursing Program still accept my scores?
A:
Yes. FCC Nursing Program does not have a recency requirement on a TEAS exam. However, students are now required to complete the TEAS version V exam with a 62% or higher score to apply to the RN and LVN to RN Programs.  Any previous versions of the TEAS exam will not be accepted.
Q: What is my password?
A:
Q: How do I find out my user ID and password for WebAdvisor and/or Blackboard?
A:

Instructions to obtain your WebAdvisor user id can be found online. Your login for WebAdvisor is your last name, underscore, SCCCD id number (for example, Doe_1234567). Your default password is your date of birth using 2 digits for month, day, and year. So if you were born on September 3, 1985, then your password is 090385...no dashes or slashes. Once you successfully log in, you will have the opportunity to change your password.

Blackboard is part of the all-in-one login system
Q: How do I log into and set up my student email account?
A:

Setting up and using your student email account is crucial to your success as a Fresno City College student. It is the only way we communicate with our students, and the only account students may use to email their instructors.

To set up your student email account, go to Set Up EMAIL. There you will find detailed, easy to follow instructions that will guide you in logging into and activating your student email account.

If you have already set up your email account, you can access the login page by clicking the Email link at the top of the home pages of any campus website in our district.

Q: How do I change my password?
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Q: What if I forgot my password?
A:

RESET PASSWORD

If you are trying to activate your account and the default password is not accepted, you can call the Student Services Help Desk at (559) 499-6070 or (866) 245-3276 and we will help you.

Q: Do I have to have Microsoft Outlook on my computer to access my student email?
A:

No. The Office 365 email system we use for student email is entirely web-based, which means no additional software is required to use it.

Q: I received a letter that says my appeal has been approved. What does that mean and what do I do now?
A:

It means that you filed a petition to have your financial aid re-instated and that appeal has been approved. You were awarded financial aid based on that petition, either for the semester or year.

In order to receive and maintain many forms of financial aid (including the Pell Grant) you must meet the standards set forth in the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy.  Please review the SAP policy.

You do not need to do anything else. We will send you an award notification email to your Fresno City College assigned student email account with additional information regarding your awards and how to access our disbursement dates.

Your awards will also be posted in WebAdvisor.

Q: What is the Child Development Permit and what does it enable me to do?
A:

The Child Development Permit is a credential for preschool teachers. It is granted by the State Department of Education (Commission on Teacher Credentialing) and is required by many employers. 

Click here to access the CTC website

Click here for more information on the levels of the Child Development Permit.

Click here for more information on the permit support provided by the Child Development Training Consortium

Q: What do I need to take care of children in my home?
A:

Family Child Care is the term used for child care that is provided in a home setting for three or more unrelated children. Family Child Care does require a license, which may be applied for through the Department of Social Services. A licensed family child care home may provide care for up to six children, including the provider's own children. Currently, family child care providers must complete 15 hours of child health and safety training. This requirement is fulfilled by Child Development 6, but may also be fulfilled by non-credit training offered through Red Cross or the American Heart Association.

The Child Development Department recommends completion of the Family Child Care Certificate of Achievement, which includes the following courses:

CD 3 Introduction to Curriculum - 3 units

CD 6 Health, Safety and Nutrition -  3 units 

CD 30 Child, Family, and Community - 3 units

CD 39 Child Growth and Development - 3 units OR CD 150 Basic Child Growth and Development - 3 units

CD 53 Family Child Care Programs - 3 units

Q: What education do I need to teach in a preschool or child development center?
A:

To become a fully qualified teacher in a privately operated child development program, Title 22 Licensing requires a minimum of 12 units of course work in Child Development and six months of experience working in a teaching capacity in an early childhood program. The Child Development Department recommends the following courses:

CD 1 Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children - 3 units 

CD 3 Introduction to Curriculum -  3 units

CD 30 Child, Family, and Community - 3 units 

CD 39 Child Growth and Development - 3 units
 
Since State law requires that at least one person with child health and safety training be on the premises of a child development program at all times, students are advised to also complete Child Development 6 - Health Safety and Nutrition - 3 units.

Students who want to work with children under the age of two years (infants and toddlers) should take Child Development 17A- Infant Development - 3 units.

Child Development programs may hire students who have completed 6 units of Child Development (if there are no fully qualified teachers available). The student then needs to enroll in at least 2 units per semester until 12 units are completed. The student's transcript is verification of the academic qualifications.

Q: What do I need to start my own Child Development Center?
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Privately operated Child Development Centers (serving groups of 12 or more children) are licensed by Community Care Licensing. The licensing regulations (Title 22) require the following qualifications of directors:

Education: A minimum of 15 units of child development course work, which includes 3 units of "Administration of Early Childhood Programs." The Child Development Department recommends the following courses as the minimum:

CD 1 Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children - 3 units

CD 3 Introduction to Curriculum - 3 units

CD 30 Child, Family, and Community - 3 units

 CD 39 Child Growth and Development -  3 units

CD 40A Administration of Early Childhood Programs 3

Experience: Directors of Child Development Centers need to fulfill a requirement for experience which may be met by one of the following:

1. 15 units of Child Development and at least four years of teaching experience in a licensed child development program.

2. An A.S. degree and two years of teaching experience.

3. A B.A. degree and one year of teaching experience.

After the above requirements are complete, you should attend an orientation session on the Title 22 Regulations for the Licensing of Child Development Centers. These sessions are held monthly at the Community Care Licensing Office in Fresno.

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