Academic Advising 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.
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.
Appointments for Academic Advising can be scheduled 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 change. Students are advised to call for current information on walk-in and evening appointment schedules.
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