Student Success Center
Advisement at LCC is a collaborative venture between the student, the Student Success Center and the academic disciplines. Since the college admits students with varying degrees of educational 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 Student Success 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 Student Success 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 Student Success 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 tutoring 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 Student Success Center. The Tutoring Center is located in the Student Services Building, Room 111.
Assessment and Academic Placement Testing Services (Accuplacer)
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 ACCUPLACER, which covers proficiency requirements in reading, mathematics, and writing. Students who have taken the American College Test (ACT) may not be required to take the ACCUPLACER; 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 Student Success Center who will review the scores for placement purposes.
ACCUPLACER testing is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. For more information call 505.454.2500 or 1-800-588-7232 Ext. 2005, or visit www.accuplacer.org/ to obtain study materials.
Submit a copy of your ACT scores to the Student Success Center, or if you have not taken the ACT, make arrangements to take the ACCUPLACER Assessment by contacting the Student Success Center at 505.454.2500 or 1-800-588-7232 Ext. 2005 for dates, times, and location. However, they are not necessary for acceptance.
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 ADA Accommodations representative, Cynthia Branch in the Office of Disabilities Support Services at 505-454-2541.
Student Success Strategies and Seminars
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 Student Success Center for advisor follow-up.