College Policies & Procedures


Policies & Procedures

Contra Costa College Procedures Manual

All college policies and procedures are recorded in the CCC Procedures Manual.

CCCCD Governing Board Policy and Procedures

These may be found in Governing Board Policies and Administrative Procedures.

College Policy and Procedures  

Non-Discrimination Policy

The District is committed to equal opportunity in educational programs, employment, and campus life. The District does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, marital status, national origin, parental status, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status in any access to and treatment in College programs, activities, and application for employment.

This policy is in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race, color, and national origin); Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (gender);  the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, sections 503 & 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (disabilities); Executive Orders 11246 & 11375; the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1967; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (age); and non-discrimination laws and regulations of the State of California. See the College Procedure Manual for more information.

Privacy Rights of Students

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (section 438, Public Law 93-380) requires educational institutions to provide students with access to official education records related to themselves, and provides students with an opportunity for a hearing to challenge such records on the grounds that they are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise inappropriate.

In addition, the College must obtain written consent before releasing personally-identifiable information from records to other than a specified list of persons and agencies. These rights extend to current and former students.

Drug-Free Workplace

As used in this policy “drug” refers to controlled substances as defined by State and Federal Law.

It is the policy of the district to maintain a drug-free workplace, through implementation of the following policy. This district seeks to ensure that all employees are free from the effects of drug use during work hours, and that these controlled substances are not permitted on District premises. A drug-free workplace is essential to maintain the safety and efficiency of college and district operations, and the health and safety of college and district operations, and the health and safety of employees, students, and the public.

In order to achieve the objective of a drug-free workplace, the governing board directs the chancellor or her/his designee to implement the following policy:

The chancellor or his/her designee shall post at each site and provide each  employee with a notice that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of controlled substances is prohibited in the workplace, this notice shall also;

Include a statement of possible disciplinary actions, up to and including discharge, for violation of the policy. The discipline shall be in accordance with board policies on discipline, the Education Code, and applicable collective bargaining agreements;

Inform employees that as a condition of employment, each employee must abide by the terms of this policy and notify the district within five days of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace;

Notify employees of the district’s policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace.

Inform employees of the dangers of drug abuse in the workplace, including, but not limited to, threats to the health and safety of employees, students, and the public.

The chancellor or his/her designee shall notify federal agencies with whom contracts are held or from whom grants are received within 10 days of receiving notice that an employee has been convicted of a criminal drug statute for a violation occurring in the workplace.

The chancellor or his/her designee shall, within 30 days of notification of the conviction of an employee for a criminal drug statute violation occurring in the workplace, take appropriate disciplinary action against the employee.

No Smoking Policy

Contra Costa College has adopted a smoking policy that prohibits smoking in any building on campus at any time and within 25 feet of the entrance to any building. Smoking is permitted outdoors only in the designated area. See the full policy in the College Procedures Handbook.

Serving Alcoholic Beverages at College/District Activities

Each college within the Contra Costa Community College District may establish a Culinary Arts program. Each college is supported by a foundation.

Authorization to acquire, possess, and serve wine and other alcoholic beverages is limited to a course requirement within an approved Culinary Arts program or a fundraising event, directly sponsored and administered by a college foundation.

For a Culinary Arts program, serving of wine and other alcoholic beverages is limited to activities where a course requirement within the approved program includes the possession and use or serving of wine and other alcoholic beverages. The activities where wine and other alcoholic beverages are served will only be permitted for scheduled events within the course curriculum. Event schedules will be prepared prior to the start of each term. The event calendar would normally include periodic lunch or dinner restaurant activity when the production of a “wine list” and serving is incorporated in the curriculum and special events scheduled for the term. The calendar of events for serving wine or other alcoholic beverages will be submitted for review and approval by the college president or designee prior to the start of each term. Additionally, other dates and occasions not known at the beginning of the term may be approved by the college president or designee based on demonstrated program need.

For foundation sponsored and administered activities, the foundation will prepare a schedule of events in which serving of wine or other alcoholic beverages is anticipated. The event schedule will be submitted for review and approval by the college president or designee prior to the event.

Evacuation Plan

A diagram should be posted inside the door of each classroom directing employees and students to an area designated for that part of the campus in case of an emergency evacuation. (SEE ALSO Shelter-in-Place Instructions on following pages.) The District Emergency Operations Guide is being revised and updated. It will provide guidelines for responding to many emergencies — including fires, earthquakes, and chemical releases. Emergency preparedness information is available on the CCCCD Police Department’s website.

Shelter-in-Place Instructions

These instructions are to be followed in the event there is an emergency of any kind that affects the air quality on the campus. These guidelines are based on those provided by Contra Costa County Health Services.

When you hear the safety sirens, please go inside immediately.

  • Close and lock all doors and windows.
  • Turn off all heaters, air conditioners and fans.
  • Close or cover any vents to outside air.
  • Encourage / keep all students inside the classroom.
  • DO NOT call 911 unless you have a life-threatening emergency.
  • Tune a radio to KCBS 740 AM for further information and instructions.

Note: The sirens are tested the first Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m.