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Food Court and Rattlers' Den

The Otero College Food Court and Rattlers' Den is located in the Student Center and is operated by Sodexo Campus Services. During the academic school year, the cafeteria is open for three meals a day Monday through Friday and two meals on weekends. Students living in the dormitory are required to purchase a meal plan. Commuter students, faculty and staff may purchase meals a la carte or purchase a discount cash card that provides both convenience and savings. Campus guest may also purchase all you-can-eat buffet meal tickets.

Breakfast: Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Lunch: Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: Monday through Friday 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Dinner Saturday and Sunday 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The Venom Pit Coffee Shop

The Venom Pit Coffee Shop is located inside the Learning Commons and is operated by Sodexo Campus Services. Students and guests can purchase Starbucks beverages, FANS smoothies, bottled and canned beverages, freshly baked muffins and cookies, and a variety of salads and sandwiches. Hours of service include:

Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Thursday 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.


Computer Use Policy

In support of its mission of teaching and community service, the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) provides access to computing and information resources for students, faculty and staff within institutional priorities and financial capabilities. The computer Use Procedure contains the governing philosophy for regulating faculty, student and staff use of the System’s computing resources. It spells out the general principles regarding appropriate use of equipment, software, networks and data. In addition to this policy, all members of the CCCS community are also bound by local, state and federal laws relating to copyrights, security and other statutes regarding electronic media.

To protect themselves and the confidentiality of data, users are prohibited from disclosing their passwords to others.

The complete Computer Use Policy can be found at:

Emergency Information Alert System

The Otero Alert System consists of student and staff notification via email, phone, cell phone, and text messaging in the case of an emergency or notification of important information. An emergency message phone line is also maintained to inform students and staff of school closures or other important information. To access the number, dial: 719-384-6993.

Library Services

Wheeler Library, part of Otero’s Learning Commons, offers students a full service library. The library is open over 70 hours a week during the semester with many of the services available electronically through the website home page: A student ID card is required to borrow materials from Wheeler Library and needed to borrow electronic equipment. For more information, see the Instructional Services section of this catalog.


All books or material required for courses are ordered through a virtual bookstore online site. Students can buy new or used books, rent books or purchase E-books from the virtual bookstore site. The books and materials will be delivered to the student’s home or specific mailing address, including their Otero dorm address.
The virtual books is accessed online at: or through the “Bookstore” link on Otero’s website at:
If a student intends to use financial aid for his or her books, that student must visit Otero’s financial aid office for consultation and approval. Upon approval they will have access to their financial aid money on the virtual bookstore to pay for their books online.


MyOtero Portal

MyOtero Portal is a single sign-on portal which allows users to access the latest events, announcements, student records, financial information, email, classes, employment records, and forms, all in one easy and convenient location. MyOtero Portal serves students, faculty and staff. The link to access the portal is located on the website home page ( in the upper left hand corner (MyOtero) of the page. Students, faculty and staff will need their Student ID number and unique password to sign on.

Online Registration and Student Record Information

Students can access MyOtero from the homepage of the Otero College website at From this site students can register, add or drop classes, look up classes, view schedules, billing statements and withdrawal information. Students are also able to view holds, midterm grades, final grades, transcripts, and request an official transcript.

Student ID Cards

Student ID cards are available at Student Services Center for all enrolled students. The ID card is needed for checking out materials at Wheeler Library, accessing tutoring services through the Student Success Center, entry into student events on campus and using the Fitness Center. For students living on campus, the ID card serves as identification for food service. There is no charge for student ID cards. A $10.00 fee will be charged to replace lost ID cards.

Tutorial Services

Students can access tutorial services in the Math Center, Writing Lab, PLUS Sessions, or in the Academic Success Center by appointment. For more information see the Instructional Services section of this catalog.

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