The Office of Academic Services facilitates student learning beyond the classroom by offering one-on-one and group sessions in various course subjects, as well as in time management, study skills, and writing. Through these services and programs, students can develop the skills they need to become effective independent learners and to be able to thrive at the College and beyond.
In addition, Academic Services holds workshops on a variety of topics, all of which are geared toward helping students enhance their learning skills. Workshops may be organized at the request of any student group or instructor and can be customized to fit student needs. Topics covered may include time management, textbook skills, test taking, test preparation, memorization strategies, learning styles, critical thinking skills, writing, note taking, and more.
Individual and group tutoring are available at no cost to enrolled students who have a demonstrated need for them. Students may be referred to the tutor service by the academic advisor or a student may apply for a tutor at the Office of Academic Services.
Peer mentors are high-scoring students trained to help newer students develop academic skills. Peer mentors are available to all students for informal consultation. Students who are interested in becoming mentors or seeking mentors may inquire at the Office of Academic Services.
The Office of Academic Services provides assistance for students who wish to transfer to other educational institutions.
The Office of Academic Services is the College’s central resource for information on career pathways, including graduate school and employment opportunities. Individual career counseling and programs on various career possibilities are offered to assist students with career information gathering, exploration, and decision-making processes. Career interest assessments are also available to identify specific career options.
The staff of Academic Services strives to ensure that all graduates will achieve or have access to broader potential career and professional development opportunities, a greater understanding of the world of work, and a fuller awareness of their personal attributes, values, interests, and skills and how they relate to career options.
To help graduates prepare for the world of work, Academic Services provides information on career options, preparing a comprehensive job search, polishing their résumés, writing effective cover letters, and preparing for job interviews.
Students at the College are expected to spend several hours during their programs participating in College-wide outcomes assessment activities, such as tests, surveys, and interviews.