Field Trip Policy
|Board of Trustees||10-10-2013|
|Executive Leadership Team||07-08-2013|
Stanly Community College recognizes the importance of off-campus learning experiences in fostering student development and enhancing the understanding of educational content. Enrolled students with appropriate status may participate in off-campus learning experiences.
Field Trip Procedures
|Executive Leadership Team||12-13-2021|
- Field trips relate to course content or club leadership development content.
- At least two weeks prior to the field trip, a request (SCC Field Trip Request) and completed SCC Student Travel Responsibilities & Participation Form(s) must be submitted and approved by the appropriate Dean and/or Associate VP who will then forward documents to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
- Travel arrangements and van reservations must be coordinated through and approved by the office of the Vice President for Administrative Services. Students may arrange their own travel for specified class assignments in which the SCC Field Trip Request form is completed and the student(s) complete(s) the SCC Student Travel Responsibilities & Participation Form(s).
- If the planned field trip involves deviation in class schedules, such deviation must be coordinated with other instructors.
- Each student must complete and sign a Student Travel Responsibilities and Participation Form prior to the field trip.
- Notification of the field trip will be placed on the classroom door on the day of the trip.
- Allowed field trip participation by minors in curriculum programs, occupational extension offerings, and College and Career Readiness is limited and is subject to the following special provisions:
A. High school students, including Early College, any Stanly County School students (Career and College Promise students), out of county, and/or home school students are subject to transportation restrictions and may not travel with SCC students. Therefore, if a class consists of SCC students as well as any high school students, an alternative activity or assignment must be provided for those students. Parents or legal guardians will not be prohibited from providing independent transportation to a field trip location, but by doing so, assume all liability and travel costs associated with the trip. High school students who have reached the age of 18 and are enrolled at SCC (Early College senior and senior plus, CCP students) will not be prohibited from providing independent transportation to a field trip location. Parent/Guardian permission will be required, and parents/guardians assume all liability and travel costs associated with the trip.
B. If an entire Stanly Community College (SCC) class is comprised of Early College High School students, the SCC instructor will complete a field trip request form, submit it to his/her Dean and/or Associate VP, and send a copy to the Early College Liaison. The Early College Liaison will notify Early College administration of the field trip and Early College personnel will be responsible for having the student participation form completed for each participating student prior to the day of the field trip. Stanly Early College or Stanly STEM Early College will provide transportation for the trip (Early College students may be transported only by state-approved carriers – vans & minivans are not approved carriers.)
C. Club Related Travel may be allowed for SCC students who are minors but have graduated from high school. The student’s official graduation from high school must occur before the date of the trip. Parents or legal guardians will not be prohibited from providing independent transportation to a field trip location for SCC students who are not yet 18 years old and have not graduated high school, but by doing so, assume all liability and travel costs associated with the trip.
D. All minors granted permission to travel are required to have the Student Participation Form and Permission Slip completed and signed by a parent or guardian.
E. Stanly Community College employees and students using privately-owned vehicles have recourse only to any insurance coverage of that vehicle. The College strongly encourages the use of transportation provided by the College, either by College-owned or College-leased vehicles. Anyone who chooses to take alternative transportation does so at their own risk, and the College disclaims any liability whatsoever for damages to persons or property occurring during the use of transportation not provided by the College.