The Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) is both a program and a process designed to support and encourage student success.
The mission of SSSP includes ensuring fair and equal access to campus resources, accurate and unbiased assessment and placement, and the provision of quality guidance and support for students to reach their educational goals.
The objective of SSSP is to assist students in designing and planning their educational goals.
The process begins with admission to the college and ends when the student achieves his/her educational goal.
The purpose of the Student Success and Support Program process at Porterville College is to increase success through:
Assessment provides students with guidance on appropriate placement in English and Mathematics courses. The goal of Assessment is to ensure that students start at the level of English and Mathematics courses that they can successfully complete.
Orientation provides entering students with a brief overview of college policies, programs and services.
Every new student will be given the opportunity to meet with a counselor to develop their Student Education Plan (SEP). New students will develop an abbreviated SEP. The abbreviated plan will provide the student with a list of courses that they can take in their first two semesters at Porterville College. Students will return to the Counseling Center in their first or second semester to meet with a counselor to develop their comprehensive SEP. The comprehensive SEP will be based on the educational goal of the student and will outline all the courses necessary for the student to meet their specific goal.
Porterville College is committed to supporting the success of every student at the college. Through programs such as Early Alert, faculty will identify students who are struggling. Staff at the Counseling Center will then provide the necessary resources and support services within the college and the community to assist them.
Every student should have an educational goal, a reason for going to college. Student Success is the process that allows the college and the student to form a partnership which helps attain that goal. The college asks students to commit to themselves to an educational objective and the college commits to fostering student success. To ensure the success of the partnership: