Academic Success Courses
Within the first semester, new students enrolling in participating degree, diploma, or certificate programs are required to complete an Academic Success course (ACA). Students who do not successfully complete an Academic Success course in their first semester must do so in their second semester.
Academic success courses are an extension of the new student orientation program and help first-year students adjust to college, obtain a better understanding of the learning process, and acquire new academic success skills to help them succeed.
As part of the Academic Success Course activities, students meet with their Success Coach to devise an Academic Success Plan, review program requirements, and set short/ long term goals. Before the end of the course, students also meet with their Faculty Advisor to discuss career options. Faculty Advisors assure the student’s Plan of Study aligns with their chosen career path. Students are encouraged to confer with them often regarding academic matters.
Academic Success courses are offered each semester, in 8-week segments, and are taught by Academic Support Success Coaches, Faculty Advisors, and trained part-time faculty.