Academic Advising and Career Services provides students with a variety of informational and support services essential to college, career and employment success. Staffed by advising and career specialists, the office provides comprehensive support services including academic advising, career exploration, transfer planning, preparation for employment and access to employment opportunities.
Appointments for Academic Advising and Career Services can be scheduled through the SC4 Portal, in person and by telephone. Drop-in appointments in advising are typically from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays but are subject to chnage. Students are advised to call for current information on walk-in and evening schedules.
All degree/certificate seeking students who do not have a college degree elsewhere are required to meet with an advisor for academic advising prior to registering for their first semester. Thereafter, academic advising and educational planning are encouraged to discuss program requirements, plan schedules and prepare for graduation and/or transfer.
Advisors help students with the development of a plan to reach their career goals. Through educational planning, advisors help students select academic programs and the courses needed for SC4 certificate and degree completion. They also assist students in locating and understanding transfer information.
The Advising office provides students with crisis services and assistance locating appropriate services when they have concerns that adversely affect the pursuit of their educational and career goals.
Advising staff members assist students in making career decisions and plans that will relate their interests, abilities, values and personalities to career goals. Career assessments and online and print resources are used to assess interests, identify options, explore career areas and educational choices, and access occupational information. These tools lead to greater self-awareness concerning the career area one may find satisfying and also provide valuable information on careers, job markets and training.
The college offers lifetime employment services including pre-employment preparation and access to job opportunities. These services are available for current and former students. Students may access the latest local and national employment opportunities through the SC4 Job Connect system. Other services include assistance with developing resumes, acquiring interview techniques, job search strategies and locating job shadowing opportunities. The college also organizes career fairs, conducts job-seeking workshops, schedules on-campus job interviews and offers an online mock interview practice system through SC4 Perfect Interview.
Student Development Credit Classes
SC4 offers college credit classes for student development. The classes are Career Development (SD 110 ), Assertive Behavior (SD 120 ), College Success (SD 140 ) and Stress Management (SD 150 ). A course summary for each course can be found in the course descriptions section of the catalog under Student Development.
TRIO - Student Support Services
TRIO - Student Support Services is a federally funded retention program. The mission of TRIO is to retain and graduate students and to assist in completion of their educational goals, including supporting students to maintain satisfactory academic achievement, complete degrees and transfer to a university. The program serves highly motivated students who are first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college), low income (those who qualify for the Pell Grant may be eligible) and/or have a documented disability.
Eligible students receive:
- Individualized tutoring
- One-on-one mentoring
- Cultural enrichment activities
- Personalized academic advising
- Priority registration for SC4 classes
- Help applying for financial aid and scholarships
- Transfer planning, including visits to selected colleges/universities
- Specialized workshops
For more information, contact the TRIO office in the College Center, Room B100.