Effective Oct. 3 at 9AM, all College phone numbers have changed. Please refer to this phone directory for the new numbers.

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Registration Winter and Spring 2015

Posted by Colangelo, Kenneth A - October 14, 2014 -

Registration for the upcoming winter session and spring semester begins on Monday, November 3, 2014.
If you are interested in registering for winter 2015 and spring 2015 courses please schedule an appointment with your assigned faculty advisor.
As a continuing student you have an opportunity to meet with your faculty advisor from November 10 – 21, 2014.
To find your advisor’s name: http://www.tunxis.edu/offices-departments/academic-advising-and-counseling/
To meet with your advisor you should visit the faculty offices located in the 100 Building.
Faculty office hours are also posted outside of the main entrance to the faculty office.
Campus map: http://www.tunxis.edu/college-information/campus-map/
Current/returning students may also register online: http://www.my.commnet.edu/
Non-degree students are not assigned to a faculty advisor and should make an appointment with the Academic Advising Center to discuss course selection. For more information: http://www.tunxis.edu/offices-departments/academic-advising-and-counseling/

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Phone Directory

Posted by Colangelo, Kenneth A - October 2, 2014 -

Main Number




Academic Support Center


Counseling and Advising


Financial Aid






Early Childhood Center


Continuing Education



ASC Disability Services


Admissions Director




Business Office




CNA Info


Corner Café


Dental Scheduling


Early Childhood Weather


Human Resources


Institutional Advancement


IT Help Desk


Library Reference


Marketing and Public Relations


Motorcycle Program


Online Education


Page’s Café


Placement Testing


President’s Office




Security Office


Student Activities


Student Government


Student Newspaper


Transcript Request




Veterans Oasis





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Computer Information Systems Program Overview

Posted by Colangelo, Kenneth A - August 21, 2014 - server

Computer Information Systems Program Overview

Associate in Science Degrees
Computer Information Systems
Computer Programming
Network Administration
Honors Program:
Computer Science/Mathematics

Network Administration
Computer Programming
Microcomputer Processing

Take advantage of high demand for employees in the rapidly-growing computer information systems fields. Programs are developed in response to industry needs, with career opportunities in networking, programming, technical support, systems analysis and more.
Degree Programs
At Tunxis, we understand that Computer Information Systems means many things to many people. Our degree options give you the flexibility to make your choices, meet your needs, and achieve your goals.
Computer Information Systems
This degree will provide you with the maximum flexbility and marketability. In addition to our core courses, students will take both programming and applications electives and directed electives of their choice. Students who complete this degree will have a variety of career options open to them.
Computer Programming Option
Designed for the problem-solver whose goal is to work as a programmer. Students will take courses in a variety of today’s programming languages, including C++, Visual Basic, and Java.
Network Administration Option
This degree is designed for the student who wants to work as a network administrator or technical support person. Students will work with a variety of network operating systems and will learn how to problem solve in a network business environment.
Honors Computer Science/Mathematics Program
The Honors Computer Science/Mathematics associate in science degree at Tunxis Community College transfers seamlessly to Central Connecticut State University. After two years at Tunxis, students who continue on to pursue a bachelor’s degree start preparing for entry-level careers as software engineers or math teachers.
Under the provisions of an approved articulation agreement with Central Connecticut State University, graduates of Tunxis Community College with a grade point average of 2.7 or better may enter CCSU’s School of Arts and Sciences at the junior level and apply all of their credits toward bachelor of science degrees in Computer Science Honors Program, Computer Science Alternative Program, or Mathematics for Secondary Teaching Certification.*
It is also appropriate for those who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Theoretical Math at Central. The CCSU Computer Science Honors program is fully accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Board (CCSAB), now the Computing Accreditation Commission(CAC) of ABET, Inc.
Honors Program Graduates Receive Guaranteed Admission to these Central Connecticut State University Bachelor of Science Degree Programs
B.S. in Computer Science These programs prepare students for careers in the fast-growing occupation of software engineering.
B.S. in Computer Science Honors Accreditated by ABET, Inc. B.S. in Computer Science/Alternative Program
B.S. in Mathematics for Secondary Teaching Certification* For those who plan to teach high school mathematics. *Requires admission to CCSU School of Education.
B.S. in Theoretical Mathematics Designed for students who would like to pursue careers in actuarial science or statistical analysis.
About ABET Accreditation
Central Connecticut State University is one of only a handful of colleges in Connecticut that offers an ABET-accredited computer science program.
Certificate Programs
Are you looking to change career paths? Enter the workforce quickly? Upgrade your skill set? The CIS program at Tunxis has three certificate programs to meet your needs.
Computer Programming Certificate
Provides the skills to solve problems in business, science, and mathematics utilizing object-oriented methodology and graphical user interface design. This certificate can lead to entry-level programming positions using C++, Visual Basic and /or Java.
Network Administration Certificate
Provides the skills in the areas of network design, local and wide area networks, network operating systems and networking administration. This certificate responds to the growing importance of networking in the business world.
Microcomputer Processing Certificate
Provides training in basic microcomputer applications such as word processing, spreadsheet applications, database applications and presentation graphics, as well as in networking and the Internet. Certificate can lead to entry-level positions in desktop support services including help desk and training positions, entry-level software maintenance, or entry-level network operating system support.

Computer Information System Courses
Introduction to Computers
Programming Logic and Design with Visual Basic
Operating Systems
Network Essentials
Web Design and Development
Database Design
Systems Analysis and DesignUnix/Linux System Administration
Network Security
Fundamentals C++ Programming
Java Programming
Visual Basic Programming
Coop Ed/Work Experience
Contact Us
Professor Mahendra Shah
Computer Information Systems
Microsoft IT Academy
mshah@tunxis.eduProfessor John Kriscenski
Computer Information Systems

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Criminal Justice Program Overview

Posted by Colangelo, Kenneth A - August 15, 2014 - Supreme_Court2

Criminal Justice Program Overview
Associate in Science Degree
Options in:
Drug and Alcohol Treatment

The Criminal Justice program is designed to instill students with a love of learning, a sensitivity to civic responsibility and community service, and an appreciation for human rights in a multicultural society.
A Rewarding Career
Law enforcement is among the areas of study in high demand identified by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). According to a 2005 AACC survey, law enforcement was the second most sought-after program among colleges surveyed.
At Tunxis, you will gain skills needed to move ahead in the field of criminal justice. Our graduates are employed in many agencies nationwide, including U.S. Border Patrol; Federal Protection Service; U.S. Secret Service; Uniform Division; U.S. Bureau of Prisons; CT Department of Correction; CT State Police; and many local Police Departments.
Associate in Science Degree
Students gain the skills and knowledge to effectively and efficiently perform the duties of entry-level criminal justice personnel.
Core Courses and Electives
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Introduction to Corrections
Evidence and Criminal Procedures
Practicum in Criminal Justice
Juvenile Delinquency
Criminal Law I
Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
Introduction to Security
Introduction to Law Enforcement
Police and the Community
Survey of Drugs of Abuse
Criminal Justice Supervision and Administration
Probation Practices and Policies
Criminal Investigation
Fraud Investigation
Associate Degree in Science Criminal Justice: Corrections Option
Helps prepare graduates to effectively and efficiently perform entry-level correctional personnel duties.
Core Courses
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Introduction to Corrections
Community Based Corrections
Evidence & Criminal Procedures
Correctional Administration
Practicum in Corrections
Juvenile Delinquency
Institutional Treatment of the Offender
Jessica Waterhouse, M.A.
Criminal Justice Professor and Program Coordinator

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Security Guard Certification

Posted by Kapros, Samuel G - July 31, 2014 -

Public Act #04-192 now mandates that all state of Connecticut security officers complete an 8-hour training course for certification. This course covers an overview of private security, public safety issues, search ans seizure, use of force, basic criminal justice, and basic first aid. Participants are required to complete a written exam at the end of the course with a passing grade of 75% or higher. Upon successful completion, students apply for a Security Officer Identification Card from the state of Connecticut. Application requirements will be reviewed in class.
Please note: the course tuition does not include the approximate $170 fee paid to the state for the identification card. Applicants are required to submit two sets of fingerprints with their state security guard applications when they apply (may be administered at your local police department). Required for class: state of CT-issued photo ID, pen/pencil, highlighter, and lunch.
Course Offerings
August 23 (S) 8:30AM – 5PM
CRN: 3001 Room: 6-176
September 20 (S) 8:30AM – 5PM
CRN: 5211 Room 6-173
October 18 (S) 8:30AM – 5PM
CRN: 5212 Room: 6-173
December 13 (S) 8:30AM – 5PM
CRN: 5213 Room: 6-173
Fee: $119
Instructor: Eric Boniuto
Apply Online

Other Ways To Apply
Open the Continuing Education Registration Form, fill out that page and follow these instructions:
Registration Information
Course fees are payable at time of registration. No written confirmations are mailed. You are assured of a place in class unless notified otherwise; attend the first class as scheduled.
Register by Facsimile: Complete registration form with VISA, MasterCard or Discover number and expiration date. Fax to 860.606.9732.
Register in Person:

Monday through Friday: 9AM-4PM
Register in the Continuing Education office, Room 7-116 (across the hall from the library).

Register by Mail:
Registration form and payment information (checks/money orders made out to Tunxis Community College) must reach us at least one week prior to the start of the course.
Mail to:
Tunxis Community College
Continuing Education Office
271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington, CT 06032
Registration must be completed in full with payment information, date of birth and social security number.
For more information contact the Continuing Education office at 860.773.1450.

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Crisis Services

Posted by James Revillini - July 24, 2014 -

Information, services and contacts for students in crisis.
Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence

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Motorcycle Safe Rider Program

Posted by Colangelo, Kenneth A - March 7, 2014 -

Motorcycle Safety Application Form (click here) Under 18? Fill out the Minor’s Waiver
Schedule and Directions for CT Training Sites
Farmington: Course Schedule * Directions East Granby: Course Schedule * Directions Fairfield: Course Schedule * Directions Stratford: Course Schedule * Directions
Please note: Tunxis has a new fax number 860.606.9732.
It’s the Law!
Effective January 1st, 2011 all applicants for a new motorcycle license must successfully complete the CT Motorcycle Rider Education Program.
Largest Program in Connecticut!
Locations now in FarmingtonEast GranbyFairfield, and Stratford
Motorcycling is one of the most exciting forms of transportation. Part of the thrill is knowing that you are totally responsible for every action taken—from timing each shift to keeping a keen eye out for other motorists. To understand these responsibilities and get the most from your experience, a Connecticut Motorcycle Rider course is the place to start. Expert instruction is offered to both the beginner and the experienced rider. Students must have the ability to balance and push a motorcycle and should have lots of enthusiasm. A 10% insurance discount and exemption from the Motor Vehicle Department’s on-cycle skills test are offered to students upon their successful completion of this program. Tunxis was the Winner of the National Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s (MSF) Outstanding Community Sponsor Award! Basic Rider CourseExperienced Rider CourseAdvanced Rider Course The course, which includes six hours of classroom instruction and 12 hours of on-cycle training, is designed to help individuals with little or no riding experience achieve a better understanding of what is involved in operating a motorcycle/scooter. Classes are held evenings and weekends, and vary between three and four sessions. You must have a driver’s license or motorcycle permit and be physically able to operate a motorcycle/scooter. Motorcycles will be provided. Fee: $200 non-refundable  Designed to improve rider skills in braking, evasive maneuvers, and turning, this course will provide you with “street strategies” to help you guard your safety. You will use your own motorcycle/scooter and will need a valid motorcycle license, registration, and insurance card. Fee: $85 non-refundable  A one-day, on-cycle and classroom course for experienced riders designed to improve safety awareness and skill development in areas of risk management and decision-making.  Requirements: valid motorcycle license, street-legal motorcycle or scooter, and insurance card. Fee: $50 non-refundable  Private classes also available!  Ask us for more information. Classes are offered April through October in cooperation with the state Department of Transportation’s Office of Highway Safety.
Questions? Comments?

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Scheduling Exams with Disability Services

Posted by Woolford, Adam R - January 16, 2014 -

Exams are scheduled at Disability Services (DS) in the Academic Support Center (ASC).
Exams must be taken during the hours of 8:30 AM to 5:45 PM Monday through Thursday and 9 AM to 1:45 PM on Fridays. 
Steps to Request Test/Exam to be taken in the ASC

Request to take the exam in the ASC by completing the “Academic Adjustment Testing” form (GREEN FORM) at least 2 business days before exam to ensure that space is available.
Remind the instructor to make a copy of the exam available in the ASC.
Arrive on time for the test. Failure to arrive on time compromises the DS’s testing schedule for that day.
If the student is more than 30 minutes late for the exam, the test will be returned to the instructor and the student will need to reschedule another time to take the exam. The instructor must give DS approval of the new time via email, phone, or in person.
Call the ASC (860.773.1530) 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel or reschedule the testing time.
Students must alert the instructor that they will need to change the time of the test and the instructor must submit their approval via email to a disability services staff person.

Students should schedule their exams on the same date/time as their class.  Exceptions to this requirement may be made due to DS’s inability to have a scribe, reader, or computer available at the requested time or due to a student’s academic schedule not permitting full use of allotted extended time. Students needing extended time should determine their start time to ensure that exams are completed by 5:45 PM, Monday through Thursday and by 1:45 PM on Fridays.
Exams are taken in one sitting unless an instructor has made prior arrangements with the DS to divide the exam into sections
Students approved for additional test accommodations, such as scribes, readers, computers, and/or other adaptive technology, will need to request these accommodations with 7 days advance notice when they schedule their exams.

The DS office adheres to the College’s policy on academic honesty and integrity. If the DS office believes that a violation has occurred, the student’s professor will be notified.

Disability Services – Main Page
Tips for Prospective Students
Appropriate Documentation
Useful Links

Guide for Students with Disabilities
This handbook explains how students with disabilities can request academic adjustments and access support services at Tunxis Community College. It serves as a guide to help students understand the guidelines as well as the steps for obtaining reasonable academic adjustments and access to learning in a post-secondary setting.

Ablilty Times
A Blog for Students with Disabilties at Tunxis Community College

For more information, contact the Academic Support Center at 860.773.1530 or tx-asc@tunxis.edu.

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Payment Plan Information

Posted by James Revillini - September 17, 2013 -

FALL 2014 ONLINE PAYMENT PLAN ENROLLMENT BEGINS July 24, 2014, (Early Registrants Must Enroll in the Payment Plan on or before July 24, 2014)
If you wish to enroll in a payment plan, here is quick guide to get you started:


Log into http://www.my.commnet.edu/
Click: “Banner Self Service”
Click: “Registration & Payment”
Click: “Installment Plan Enrollment and Payment”
Click: “Installment Plan Enrollment and Payment” button
Click: “Payment Plans” on top menu bar

This will bring you to the payment plan site where you will be able to read along and complete the payment plan enrollment process as well as make your first payment.
Please note: 
There will be a minimum payment due upon enrollment. This payment will include 40% of your tuition and fees as well as a $25 non-refundable payment plan enrollment fee.  Two installments of 30% each will be due on September 16th and October 8th respectively.
Failure to make payment arrangements by the appropriate date may result in cancellation of registration. Students whose classes are canceled for non-payment will need to re-register on a space-available basis when able to make payment.
AS ALWAYS – if a student does not make payment arrangements and/or is no longer interested in taking classes, it is their responsibility to withdraw from those courses or the student may be subject to applicable charges.  Fees are NOT refunded.  Please consult the college catalog for any applicable tuition refund dates and amounts.

Sample Payment Plan Breakdown:


12 Credits No labs/studios
9 Credits No labs/studios
6 Credits No labs/studios
3 Credits No labs/studios

$ 1,716.00
$ 1,287.00
$ 858.00
$ 429.00

College Service Fee:
$ 207.00
$ 163.00
$ 119.00
$ 84.00

Student Activity Fee:
$ 10.00
$ 5.00
$ 5.00
$ 5.00

Total Cost Before Payment Plan:
$ 1,933.00
$ 1,455.00
$ 982.00
$ 518.00


Installment Plan Fee:
$ 25.00
$ 25.00
$ 25.00
$ 25.00

Deposit 40%:
$ 773.20
$ 582.00
$ 392.80
$ 207.20

Total Down Payment:
$ 798.20
$ 607.00
$ 417.80
$ 232.20


Installment 1:
$ 579.90
$ 436.50
$ 294.60
$ 155.40

Installment 2:
$ 579.90
$ 436.50
$ 294.60
$ 155.40


Total Cost For Payment Plan:
$ 1,958.00
$ 1,480.00
$ 1,007.00
$ 543.00

For more information, contact the Cashiers Office at 860.773.1315.

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Registration — Non-credit

Posted by James Revillini - April 5, 2013 -

Complete the non-credit registration form and submit to the Continuing Education department in one of the following ways.
Note: Your completed registration form and payment must be received by the college at least one week prior to the start of class. Course fees are payable at time of registration. No written confirmations are mailed. You are assured of a place in class unless notified otherwise. Please make note of course location (Bristol or Farmington) when registering. 
In Person
Monday-Friday • 9AM-4PM
Register at Workforce Development & Continuing Education, 700 Building (address below)
Workforce Development & Continuing Education
Tunxis Community College
271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington, CT 06032
Email completed registration form to tx-continuing-ed@tunxis.edu.
Fax completed registration form to 860.606.9732.

Refunds may be obtained if your written withdrawal is submitted to the Workforce Development & Continuing Education Office three business days prior to the first meeting of your class. Refunds generally take 2-4 weeks to process. There are no refunds once a class has started. There are no refunds for Motorcycle Safety Training at any time.
Course Cancellations
Low enrollment may result in course cancellation. Students may accept a refund or transfer the tuition to another course during that semester. In the event of inclement weather, please check the Weather Line at 860.255.4250 or our website.

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