CCC offers many opportunities to go a step beyond ...
The Honors Program at Corning Community College provides highly motivated and high achieving students the opportunity to pursue academic excellence within an intense and challenging intellectual framework. The Honors Program focuses attention and resources on those who wish to stretch the parameters of their abilities. Rather than merely provide a “good education,” the program aspires to create a stimulating learning environment, which both encourages and recognizes the pursuits of intellectual inquiry and creativity.
Each semester, students will be able to choose from a variety of Honors level introductory courses, advanced seminars, independent study projects and Honors Forum offerings as they work toward the completion of the Honors Diploma requirements. Those not seeking an Honors Diploma can choose from among the same courses while working toward their individual degree requirements.
- Work closely with faculty
- Engage in creative, divergent, and critical thinking
- Conduct in-depth study and research
- Collaborate with other highly motivated students
- Participate in seminars
- Build community spirit and volunteerism
- Sharpen oral and written communication skills
Who is Eligible for Honors Study?
Entering freshmen with a high school GPA of 3.5 or Corning Community College students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and at least 12 credit hours completed are eligible to participate in the Honors Program. All eligible students may enroll in Honors courses whether they plan to complete an Honors Diploma or not. Fresh start students will have their cumulative GPA’s for Honors based on the modified GPA granted under the fresh start policy.
How Does a Student Earn an Honors diploma?
To earn an Honors Diploma, a student must complete no fewer than 15 hours of course work, of which at least 6 credits must be in Honors Forum seminars and 3 credits must be an independent study from an approved instructor. Three credits involving a service learning experience is also encouraged.
Honors Program Benefits at CCC
- Stimulating classes that provide challenging course work and interesting class discussions
- The designation of Honors courses on student transcripts
- Awards to outstanding students
- Scholarship opportunities
- Membership in Phi Theta Kappa for eligible students
- Use of the Honors Student Lounge
- Special trips and participation at student conferences
- An opportunity to meet, work and socialize with other Honors students
- Faculty mentors
- Specialized academic advisement
- Participation in activities sponsored by the Honors Society
- Honors designation on eligible student transcripts
For more information:
Contact: Dr. Robert L. Cooper, Honors Coordinator
Nursing Building, N325
Corning Community College
1 Academic Drive
Corning, NY 14830
For program overview, click on the Honors Program Guidebook.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
This international honor society for community colleges offers those with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher the opportunity for scholarships, leadership, community service, and fellowship.
Commit to Complete Day, October 3, 2012
On October 3, Phi Theta Kappa participated in Commit to Complete Day at Corning Community College, together with students from 30 SUNY and 7 CUNY Community Colleges throughout New York State. See video from the event below:
New York Community College Completion Day (8 min)
Isa Adney, keynote speaker and author of "Community College Success" (40 min)
Student Leadership Program
Learn the basic goals of communication, leadership styles, and networking in this program funded by the Student Association which includes a summer conference and monthly programs.