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Meningitis Immunization Requirements

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Texas law requires new or returning former students to be immunized for meningitis. This law applies to students entering college as of January 1, 2012.  Update:  Effective October 1, 2013 the exemption age has been lowered from 30 to 22.

The 82nd Texas Legislature approved Senate Bill 1107, which requires all students entering a public, private, or independent institution of higher education in Texas as of January 2012 and thereafter to provide documentation that they have had a meningococcal (bacterial meningitis) vaccine or “booster” dose- within the last five years and at least 10 days prior to the first day of class

The meningitis vaccination requirement applies to:

  • All first time students at Howard College/SWCID
  • All students who are transferring from any institution of higher education to Howard College/SWCID
  • All students who previously attended Howard College/SWCID, and who are enrolling following a break in enrollment of at least one fall or spring semester. (Students, who complete a spring semester at HC/SWCID, are not enrolled for the summer at HC/SWCID, and who returns in the fall are considered “continuing students” and are not included in this requirement.)

Students who fail to submit required meningitis vaccination documents will be restricted from registering for classes.

Meningitis Immunization Forms

Students EXEMPT from this requirement:

  • You will be age 22 or older on the first day of classes of the semester in which you are enrolling at HC/SWCID
  • You will be enrolled only in online or distance education courses.
  • Students who present an affidavit signed by a licensed physician stating that the vaccination would be injurious to the health or well-being of the student.
  • Students who decline the vaccine due to reasons of conscience, including a religious belief. A copy of the internet-based Department of State Health Services form to claim an exemption for reasons of conscience must be submitted to the Admissions office at the institution the student will be attending.  This form can be found at https://corequestjc.dshs.texas.gov
  • Students enrolled in a dual credit course which is taught at a public or private K-12 facility not located on a higher education institution campus.
  • Continuing Education students attending courses or programs that are less than 360 contact hours.
  • Students incarcerated in a Texas prison.

Acceptable documentation to prove that you have met the meningococcal vaccine requirement

  • The signature or stamp of a physician or his/her designee or public health personnel on a form that shows the month, day and year of your most recent meningococcal vaccination or booster dose;
  • an official immunization record generated from a state or local health authority that includes the same information as above; or
  • an official record received from school officials, including a record from another state, which includes the same information as above.

Contact the following for more information

Big Spring & Lamesa Sites

  • Leslie Owens
    Associate Registrar
    
(432) 264-5105
    (432) 264-5604 (Fax)
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San Angelo Site

  • Ofilia Gomez

    Associate Registrar
    
(325) 481-8300, ext. 3327
    (325) 481-8361 (Fax)
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SWCID Campus

  • Candace Anderson

    Associate Registrar
    
(432) 218-4045 (VP / V)
    (432) 264-3729 (Fax)
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Please continue to monitor our website for updated information about this new law.

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Blackboard Orientation

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Blackboard Learn is now at HC.  Find out more about upcoming Fall 2016 Blackboard orientations below.

Select Your Location

Big Spring
  • Questions or to RSVP - Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: (432) 698-0618
Lamesa
  • Questions or to RSVP - Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: (806) 872-2223 or (432) 698-0618
San Angelo
  • Questions or to RSVP - Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: (432) 698-0618
SWCID
  • Questions or to RSVP - Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: (432) 264-3775 or (432) 698-0618
  • Interpreting Services will be provided
Other Orientation Opportunities

Live Online: Will meet online with groups of up to 15 via live web meeting on the following date:

  • Questions or to RSVP - Call (432) 698-0618 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Individual One-On-One / Face-to-Face Orientations:
  • For Questions or to setup a meeting contact (432) 698-0618.

Individual Self-Paced Online Orientations:  All Spring 2016 Blackboard students will have access to the online student orientation video links on Blackboard's YouTube Channel as well as access to the Blackboard Student Orientation Course.  Students may view a demo course before registering by browsing to the Blackboard Login Page and using the following login information:

Username:  hcguest
Password:  hcguest 

Blackboard Learn

Payment

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San Angelo Business Plan Competition

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The San Angelo Business Plan Competition seeks to cultivate business plans that will lead to the development of new ventures, and expansion of existing businesses within San Angelo.  Click here for guidelines and more information.  Additional information:  https://www.angelo.edu/services/sbdc/business-plan-competition/

Eligibility Requirements
  • Any team or a multi-person team is eligible to participate in the competition
  • Contestants must submit an original business plan for the creation or expansion of a business
  • It is preferred that the business create primary jobs
Deadline:  February 6, 2017
Entry into the competition requires only a 2 page business overview.

BPC

Hawks Welcoming Weekend

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Welcome to Howard College.  Hawks Welcoming Weekend is August 18-20 at the Big Spring campus.   Events:

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Fall 2017 Course Evaluations:  Click to complete Fall 2017 Course Evaluations.
College Correspondence Reminder:  Current students please check your Howard College student email regularly for official college correspondence.
Book Store Rental Program:  Howard College Bookstores are offering a limited number of texts for rental.  Click for frequently asked questions about the program, or click to download the rental agreement.   

Contact Us

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Big Spring Campus

1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720

Phone: (432) 264-5000

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Lamesa Campus

1810 Lubbock Hwy
Lamesa, TX 79331

Phone: (806) 872-2223

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San Angelo Campus

3501 N. US Highway 67
San Angelo, TX 76905

Phone: (325) 481-8300

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SWCID Campus

3200 Avenue C
Big Spring, TX 79720

Phone: (432) 264-3700

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