Co-Curricular Programs


Co-Curricular Programs

Clovis Community College defines co-curricular programs as learning activities, programs, and experiences that reinforce CCC’s mission and values and complements students’ curricular work.  

CCC aims to enhance student’s experience outside the classroom through programs and activities that build communication, leadership, decision making skills/critical thinking, professional development, and teamwork. CCC offers the following co-curricular programs: CCCIntern, Student Ambassador program, Leaders 2 Leaders program (ECHS), Phi Theta Kappa, Campus Activities Board, and Tax Help New Mexico.

Assessment of Co-Curricular Programs

CCC is committed to assessing its co-curricular programs for effectiveness and improvement.  CCC has identified the following co-curricular outcomes. Each co-curricular program assesses the outcomes relevant to its program through supervisor, instructor, advisor, peer, and/or client evaluations.

Competence Categories:


Decision Making/Critical Thinking



Personal Development


  1. Learner understands and utilizes written and oral communication effectively. (C, L, T)
  2. Learner demonstrates ability to gather, disseminate, and use information to make decisions or solve problems. (C, D, L)
  3. Learner maintains a sense of responsibility for a task or project until completion. (L, P)
  4. Learner analyzes appropriate information and demonstrates good judgement when developing and evaluating alternatives. (D, L)
  5. Learner demonstrates the ability to work independently without constant supervision. (D, P)
  6. Learner demonstrates the ability to adapt to change. (L, P)
  7. Learner maintains commitment to expected productivity levels. (P)
  8. Learner demonstrates professional work habits. (P)
  9. Learner maintains positive working relationships. (C, L, T)
  10. Learner demonstrate leadership and teambuilding skills. (L, T)
  11. Learner demonstrates ability to incorporate strategies for managing resources. (D, L, P)
  12. Learner demonstrates positive interaction and collaboration with others. (C, T)
  13. Learner demonstrates technological literacy and skills. (D)
  14. Learner utilizes information, resources, and technology to navigate systems or processes (C, D, P)
  15. Learner demonstrates judgement in environments that demand confidentiality. (C, D, P)
  16. Learner maintains positive rapport during campus events. (C, L, P)
  17. Learner is able to propose event ideas that are feasible and beneficial to the college. (D)
  18. Learner demonstrates the ability to handle multiple priorities efficiently and effectively. (D, L)
  19. Learner demonstrates ability to initiate and convey ideas and gain support from others. (C, L, T)
  20. Learner utilizes reflection to improve their work and work environment. (D, L, P)
  21. Learner demonstrates ability to develop and implement goals. (D, L, P)
  22. Learner maintains a sense of responsibility for an event until completion. (L,P)
  23. Learner analyzes appropriate budgetary information and demonstrates good judgement when developing and evaluating campus events. (D,L)

CCC Offers a variety of Co-Curricular programs to build the students experience outside the classroom. 

The Student Ambassador Program is an employment opportunity at Clovis Community college designed to build effective communication, teamwork, and leadership skills outside the classroom, while complement a student’s academic program. In addition, this program focuses on transferable employability skills to ensure career readiness, especially in the area of soft skills.  To qualify for this position, students must be able to demonstrate leadership potential and initiative. Students will need to apply through Human Resources Services and will be required to go through an interview process. 

The goals for this program include:

  • Learn to work within a structured department and demonstrate an understanding of professional responsibilities including work ethic, adherence to policies and procedures, and confidentiality
  • Demonstrate leadership skills by serving as a role model, advocate, and peer advisor to fellow students and/or potential students
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills

Internships are designed to expand the depth and breadth of academic learning for student’s particular areas of study structured to incorporate academic, professional, and personal skill development. It is an opportunity for students to receive experience in applying theories learned in the classroom to a real-world setting. An internship is an opportunity to not only use and develop industry-related knowledge and skills, but also to enhance some of the skills that are transferrable to any professional work setting.

A successful internship can give students valuable information in making decisions about the direction of future academic studies and employment. The goals are:

  • Learn and develop practical skills
  • Gain first hand understanding of the inner workings of an organization
  • Make a positive contribution to the organization
  • Solve problems by taking initiative and using creativity
  • Clarify career goals
  • Observe and learn ethics at work
  • Observe and work with professionals in the field

Effective supervision throughout the entire internship process makes for a more satisfactory experience for the student and company. Providing an intern with feedback about his or her performance and skill set provides a great learning opportunity for the student. All students are required to submit self-evaluation in regards to their internship performance and degree of learning.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the largest and most prestigious international honor society serving two-year colleges. The organization provides more than a certificate. It offers you opportunities for personal and intellectual development as well as a valuable network of connections involving careers, scholarships, and other success-oriented benefits. Membership is based primarily on academic excellence and is extended by invitation only.

Mission Statement

“The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa will provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.”

PTK members will be able to:

  • Organize and orchestrate a PTK membership campaign
  • Establish a system of leadership
  • Develop both an Honors in Action and college-oriented service project
  • Make chapter more visible on campus and in the community
  • Become more involved with PTK on an international level

Tax Help New Mexico, a service-learning co-curricular program at Clovis Community College, is designed to introduce students to basic federal and state tax codes for preparing individual income tax returns. Students will also learn the use of tax software and how to navigate IRS provided manuals to answer basic tax questions. Upon completion of coursework, students will be required to pass a certification exam.

Upon completion of the course work and certification exam students will be required to complete 20 hours of volunteer work preparing state and federal income tax returns for low income and elderly residents. Students will be under the direct supervision of an instructor during all course and volunteer work. However, the program is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge to work independently. Students will engage in a variety of different roles including greeting taxpayers, intake, assessment of filing status and eligibility, quality checking and basic office upkeep and organization. 

Successful completion of Tax Help New Mexico can give students valuable knowledge and skills regarding tax law and code as well as working with the public in a service environment. 

Leaders 2 Leaders is an ECHS co-curricular program that empowers students to mentor other students, both academically and socially, while focusing on skill development and career readiness. This program creates opportunities outside the classroom for students to use their minds, their hearts, their voices and their ears to engage and collaborate with fellow students. Leaders will practice team leadership through group participation, with an emphasis in modeling behavior. Leaders 2 Leaders will emphasize a community relationship that impacts ECHS success on the Clovis Community College Campus.

The goals for this program include:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate professionalism and work ethic
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead groups
  • Demonstrate collaboration and teamwork

As a member of Campus Activities Board at Clovis Community College, you will have the opportunity to enhance the following skills:

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Decision Making/Critical Thinking
  • Personal Development
  • Teamwork

You will be given the opportunity to plan and execute several campus events. These events range from free pizza during the 1st and 8th weeks of classes to fundraising events like carwashes and silent auctions. Together, with the other members of Campus Activities Board, you will brainstorm ideas for campus events, debate their merits, set a budget for them and work with the CAB advisor to execute and promote the event.

Each of the skills you enhance as a member of CAB can be added to your resume and make you more employable! This is a great opportunity to meet other students, grow the CCC community and develop the skills you need to succeed in the workforce!

For more information please contact the CAB advisor Dr. Melissa Reed at or 575.769.4967.




Assessment Results

Contact Info

Career Services
Clovis Community College
417 Schepps Blvd.
Clovis, NM 88101

Call: 575.769.4085

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday
from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Appointments are strongly encouraged.