Advisement, Counseling, Career Placement and Educational Support Services
Advisement at LCC is a collaborative venture between the student, the ACCESS Center and the academic disciplines. Since the college admits students with varying degrees of education preparation, accurate and coordinated academic advisement is crucial to student progress and institutional planning.
Accordingly, new students (first-time enrollees) transfer students, and students who have not declared a program of study are advised through the ACCESS Center. Returning students who have declared a program of study or who intend on pursuing a particular certificate or degree program are advised through the appropriate academic discipline.
Counseling and guidance services are available to all students. Professional staff is available to assist students in exploring their interests and needs, educational plans, identifying possible career, vocational and academic choices. The following resources are available in the ACCESS Center: CHOICES (a computerized career-decision making program), program of study sheets, career publications, Department of Labor publications and other career related periodicals. Internet access is also available.
Career Placement assists students with job search strategies, resume writing, interviewing techniques, job retention, and information relevant to the labor market. Individuals are encouraged to visit the ACCESS Center. Other resources available are: Winway Resume software, web-site addresses and an employment information bulletin board. An employer career fair is sponsored annually.
Educational Support Services
Tutoring Services are available in most academic areas. Any student registered at LCC is eligible for tutorial program services. A tutor schedule is printed every semester and posted throughout the LCC campus. Services for specific areas not listed on the tutor schedule can be requested by contacting an advisor at the ACCESS Center. The Tutoring Center is located in the Student Services Building, Room 111.
Assessment and Academic Placement Testing Services (COMPASS)
LCC is committed to seeing that students who enroll in certificate or degree programs successfully achieve their career goals. Incoming students are required to take the Computer-Adaptive Placement Assessment Support System (COMPASS), which covers proficiency requirements in reading, mathematics, and writing. Students who have take the American College Test (ACT) may not be required to take the COMPASS; however, they will be required to satisfy prescribed proficiencies. LCC does not administer the ACT. A student who has taken the ACT must make scores available to the ACCESS Center who will the review the scores for placement purposes.
COMPASS testing is offered Monday through Friday at 8:30am, 10:00am, 1:30pm and 3:00pm. For more information call 454-5347, or visit www.act.org/compass/sample for a COMPASS study guide.
Services for Students with Disabilities include counseling, advisement, classroom accommodations, and adaptive equipment and liaison services between LCC and community agencies. Request for such services can be made by contacting the Cynthia Branch in the Office of Disabilities Support Services at (505) 454-5303.
Student Success Strategies and Seminars are offered to encourage educational and career success. A variety of learning techniques, seminars and workshops are held throughout the academic year.
Early Alert is an intervention process whereby students who are performing below average and/or have excessive absences are referred by their instructors to the ACCESS Center for advisor follow-up.