College Success Tip #5
What are Student Support Services?
Student support services include prevention,
assistance, transition and follow-up services for students. Student
support services professionals provide direct services for all students,
especially those who are experiencing problems that create barriers to
access and success. Direct services are provided by means such as
education, counseling, consultation, advisement and individual
assessment. In addition, student support services personnel provide
in-service training, orientation, community collaboration and carry out
student service program management.
Why are Student Support Services important?
Student support services are a vital part of
academic program success. These services can help students navigate the
college system and support students’ access to and success with academic
courses. These services are often able to help students overcome a
number of obstacles that stand in the way of pursuing and completing
stated educational goals.
The following are the student support services
available at College of the Canyons:
CalWORKS – for students who receive cash
assistance through county welfare offices
Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education
Child Care through the Center for Early
Counseling and Program Advisement
Disabled Students Services & Programs (DSPS)
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)
High Intensity Transfer Enrichment (HITE) and
Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)
Student Health and Wellness Center
Tutoring/Learning/Computing Center (TLC)
Internal links to College of the Canyons
resources for Student Support Services:
Upcoming Workshops, Activities or Events for
Student Support Services:
Example: Student Support Services
Wednesday, September 3,
10 a.m. – 1 p.m., above the
amphitheatre near Coffee Kiosk
The Community College Experience by Amy Baldwin (Pearson/Prentice
Cornerstone: Building on Your Best, 4th Ed., by
Robert M. Sherfield, Rhonda J. Montgomery, and Patricia G. Moody
(Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005).
Becoming a Master Student, 10th Ed., by Dave
Ellis (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003).
Study Guides and Strategies,
Dartmouth’s Academic Skills Center, http://www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/success/index.html.