College should be an uplifting and enlightening experience. Despite the pressures that come with taking classes, meeting deadlines and taking exams, your college experience can be enhanced when you access the services available at your college.
South Central College offers a wide variety of student resources that can help you from the moment you walk through the doors as a new student until you walk across that stage as a graduate.
Student Affairs is the first place to find answers to any questions you have. South Central College has two separate student affairs support centers that interact seamlessly to provide you with the best assistance possible. SCC’s Welcome Center has admissions advisors and financial aid counselors, who can help you get started in the application or financial aid process and direct you to additional resources at the college. You’ll also want to familiarize yourself with the Advising and Registration office, which is where you can get information regarding what classes to take and how to register and pay for classes.
Academic Support Center
The Academic Support Center (ASC) is a resource that many students use at least once while attending South Central College. The ASC provides support to students through tutoring, study skills training and disability access services. Each SCC campus has an Academic Support Center, as well as additional centers for math, science and writing on the North Mankato campus.
Staff and student tutors are available to assist you in a variety of subjects, including math, science, writing, accounting and many others. Students wanting to improve their study skills can do so by meeting with a tutor for individual assistance and by attending a workshop. Study skills topics include time management, test preparation, note taking techniques, stress management and other study strategies.
In addition, the ASC provides disability accommodations to ensure equal access to courses, programs and activities at the college. Students with a documented disability can meet with ASC staff to request and arrange their accommodations. Some accommodations include: sign language interpretation, alternate testing, audio text books and environmental modifications.
Career Counseling Center
The staff and faculty at SCC are committed to your success and are always available to provide direction or just lend an ear. This is especially true for the college’s Career and Counseling Office, which has career and personal counseling available to students.
They are eager to assist you with achieving your personal, academic and professional goals.
On the personal front, SCC’s trained counselors can help you identify and overcome barriers such as adjusting to college, chemical abuse issues, handling the grief process, addressing relationship concerns and stress management. If you’re experiencing difficulty making sufficient academic progress, the counselors can work with you to formulate a plan to improve your college success. Lastly, the Career and Counseling Office can assist as you go through the career decision making process. The Center has a number of tools designed to identify your strengths, likes and dislikes and direct you toward a career based on your personal skillset and preferences.
The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program is federally funded. All program activities are designed to help you continue your education and achieve academic success. Students need to apply and be accepted into the TRIO program. To qualify, you must be enrolled in an SCC program, be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status and meet at least one of the federal eligibility criteria such as: being a first generation college student, fitting into low income guidelines or having a disability.
From enrollment until graduation, TRIO students may receive assistance in the areas of academics, financial education and personal and career planning.