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Student Success and Support Program

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SSSP Mission

The mission of SSSP is to increase community college student access and success by providing effective core services, including orientation, assessment and placement, counseling, academic advising, and early intervention. SSSP supports student equity in assessment, student services, and access to college resources and provides a foundation for students to achieve their educational goals.    

The purpose of the SSSP is to ensure that all credit and noncredit students promptly define their educational and career goals, complete their courses, persist to the next academic term, and achieve their educational objectives in a timely manner. The goal is that students benefit from a comprehensive and integrated delivery of services to increase retention and to provide students with a foundation to support success through the assistance of the following student-direct core services: 

Orientation – Get connected with your campus
The orientation is designed to introduce you to the SCC Division of Continuing Education, specific program requirements, student support services, and strategies for your success. You will need to have your WebAdvisor ID number so you can get credit for completion.

You will have a choice of completing the orientation by attending one of the counselor-led weekly group orientation sessions or by completing the online student orientation that is available 24/7.

Counselor-led weekly group orientation
If you decide to attend a counselor-led weekly group orientation sessions, simply sign-up at the Admission and Records Office or call (714) 628-5900, (714) 628-5929 or (714) 628-5999.

Online student orientation
The online student orientation is best viewed on a laptop or desktop computer. Give yourself at least 40 minutes of quiet time to go through the online orientation. You may also want to take notes, so have materials ready.

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Assessment – Discover your academic skills
The purpose of the assessment process is to evaluate basic skill levels for appropriate placement into classes. 

You will be assessed according to the educational program in which you want to be registered. Placement tests are offered throughout the week. You may schedule an appointment at the registration front desk either in person or by phone (714) 628-5900, (714) 628-5929 or (714) 628-5999.

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Counseling and Advisement

Counselors are available to assist with career, academic, and personal counseling.

Counselors are available Monday - Thursday. Simply visit the counseling office or schedule an appointment by calling (714) 628-5929 or (714) 628-5999.

Educational Planning – Create a path to success
You are encouraged to see a counselor to develop your educational plan so you can select your courses and track your academic progress towards program completion. 

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The Student Success and Support Program provides you support while completing your educational goals. In general, a student goal is defined as a diploma, certificate, employment or career advancement, ESL, or transfer to credit.

SSSP helps students make informed choices about the following programs:

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)  
  • Adult High School Diploma (AHSD)
  • Short-term Career Technical Education (CTE)
  • Workforce Preparation 
​ ​Student Success and Support Program Advisory Committee Members:

Dr. Rudy B. Frias
NC SSSP Coordinator/Professor of Counseling 

Pat Alvano
Director of Continuing Education
(Administration Representative)

Rosa Salazar De La Torre
NC Counseling Dept. Chair/ Professor

Rosalba Hernandez
Assistant Professor of Counseling

Rosemary Touyanou
Student Services Coordinator

Leyvi Berganza
Graduation Specialist

Isabel Garcia
High School and Community Outreach Specialist

Gisela Rodriguez
Administrative Clerk

The Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) is a state mandated program that provides critical support services to students on the front-end of their educational experience to increase student success.