Goal and Objectives

The goal of Educational Support Services is to help improve students' proficiency in communications, computation, and other skills necessary for the successful completion of college level courses. The unit of Educational Support Services seeks to assist students in college-level work, thereby creating positive outcomes and improving the student retention rate. The unit also seeks to make provisions to accommodate disabled and special needs students. Thus, the unit of Educational Support Services endeavors to reinforce and accommodate students' performance beginning with the freshman year of the general education curriculum and extending to coursework through the senior year.

The unit of Educational Support Services is a part of the Division of Academic Affairs and serves in a support capacity. The Educational Support Services unit includes:

English/Writing Lab

The English/Writing Lab, in conjunction with the English, Foreign Languages, and Mass Communication Department, is a resource for all students, particularly those enrolled in English 135 and English 137. Support with assignment completion, examination preparation, study skills, and test-taking skills, as well as assistance in using computers with writing assignments, is provided by English learning specialists.

Mathematics Lab

The Math Laboratory, in conjunction with the Mathematicsbc-edu_support-math_lab02.gif and Computer Science Department, is a resource for students who need academic assistance and support in mathematics. Support with assignment completion, examination preparation, study skills, and test-taking skills, as well as assistance in using computers with math assignments, is provided by Mathematics learning specialists.

Special Student Services

The Office of Special Student Services assists students with developing their abilities to make wise decisions and encourages students to take advantage of opportunities that are available to enrich and enhance their lives.

All undecided majors report to the Office of Educational Support Services for advising and scheduling.

Educational Support Services provides for students' needs:

Academic advising
Academic technology troubleshooting
Class attendance monitoring
Class schedule printouts
Class schedules
College catalogue information
Course conflict monitoring
Creating Achievers
English/Writing Lab
Mathematics Lab

Pre-registration
Registration
Resume' preparation
Special needs services
Student development academic plan
Study groups
Test preparation
Tutoring
Undecided majors

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