College Success Tip #5
Student Support Services
 
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.
 
Examples:
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 (CARE)
  • Career Services
  • Child Care through the Center for Early Childhood Education
  • Counseling and Program Advisement
  • Disabled Students Services & Programs (DSPS)
  • Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)
  • Financial Aid
  • High Intensity Transfer Enrichment (HITE) and Honors Program
  • International Services
  • Library
  • Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)
  • Student Health and Wellness Center
  • Transfer 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 Awareness Day
                        Wednesday, September 3, 2008
                        10 a.m. – 1 p.m., above the amphitheatre near Coffee Kiosk
Sources:
  1. The Community College Experience by Amy Baldwin (Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005).
  2. Cornerstone: Building on Your Best, 4th Ed., by Robert M. Sherfield, Rhonda J. Montgomery, and Patricia G. Moody (Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005).
  3. Becoming a Master Student, 10th Ed., by Dave Ellis (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003).
  4.  Study Guides and Strategies, http://www.studygs.net/index.htm.
  5. Dartmouth’s Academic Skills Center, http://www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/success/index.html.