Oct 20, 2021  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog

Support Services


Academic Advising - Student Success Center

Academic advising is a shared responsibility between students and advisers. Together students and advisers discuss realistic goals, identify campus resources and support services, understand the requirements for majors, and develop a graduation plan. Ultimately, students will make informed and responsible choices that will impact their own success.

SLCC has both faculty advisers and student success center advisers.  Student success advisers assist all new, returning, and transfer students during the onboarding process (initial registration). Some students will continue to be advised during their first semester at the student success center. Most students will be advised by a full-time faculty member in their major or program.

SLCC assigns advisers based on students’ majors/programs and home campuses. Once assigned, students may determine their advisers in LoLA and Starfish. Students can work with their advisor for academic planning, instructions for class registration, overviews of degree plans, and requirements for graduation. Communication with an advisor can be done through your Starfish account.

Students may also view the Advising Handbook for additional resources.

Bookstore

SLCC bookstore services are provided by a contracted vendor, Follett Higher Education Group. The bookstore is located on the first floor in the Ardoin Building on the Lafayette campus and the first floor on the New Iberia campus. Its hours are posted outside the bookstore and are available on the website. It provides extended hours for Back to School and Final Exams. The bookstore can be contacted by Phone: 337-521-8930, Fax: (337) 235-9280 or Email: slcclafayette@bkstr.com or at our website: http://www.bkstr.com/southlouisianaccstore/home

Career and Testing Services

The mission of the Office of Career and Testing Services is to provide our students with personal and professional growth by providing comprehensive career development, transfer, employment, and testing services. We are committed to helping our students develop professionally and attain their life-long educational and career goals.

Career and Transfer Center

The Career and Transfer Center provides comprehensive career development and transfer services. These services are designed to ensure students are prepared to successfully transfer to 4-year institutions and enter the workforce upon completion of their educational goals. 

Career Development services include career counseling, career assessment and exploration, job placement assistance, an internship program, career fairs, employer visits, resume and cover letter assistance, professional development workshops, mock interviews, an online job board, portfolio assistance, and veteran career resources. 

Transfer services include degree planning assistance, transfer advising, application assistance, transfer workshops, transfer fairs, and transfer recruiter visits.  For more information contact us at (337) 521-9684 or careertransfer@solacc.edu.

Internships -  “An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent (NACE).” 

To be elgible for an internship, students must:

  • Be enrolled in a curriculum leading to a degree and have completed 1 semester of their coursework and must be pursuing a major field of study closely related to the job for which he/she is being considered. 
  • Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours during the semester of the internship or be a recent SLCC graduate. 
  • Be in good academic standing with the College by maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
  • Be eligible to seek legal employment in the United States or satisfy requirements for practical training in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. 
  • Be recommended to the Employer by the College faculty and Career Services Staff. 
  • Meet the Employer’s selection requirements (e.g., academic, security clearance, etc.) 

For more information on internships, contact a Career and Transfer Center specialist at (337) 521-6984 or careertransfer@solacc.edu

Testing Center

The Testing Center offers a wide variety of academic and professional exams for students, alumni, and community members and provides them with a distraction-reduced testing environment so they can achieve their academic and career goals. Currently, the following tests are being administered at SLCC:

  • ACCUPLACER (Placement Test)
  • Certiport (Microsoft Office Specialist Exams)
  • CLEP (College  Level Examination Program)
  • Louisiana State Board of Licensed Contractor Exams
  • Pearson Vue Exams
  • Praxis (Educational Exams)
  • Proctoring Services
  • TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • Work Keys

Visit our website http://solacc.edu/students/testing for more information on how to register for any of the above exams. For more information contact us at (337) 521-9627 or testing@solacc.edu.

Center for Minority Excellence 

The Center for Minority Excellence (CME) is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education with the aim to increase enrollment, retention, transfer, and college completion rates of African American students at South Louisiana Community College. The program provides participants with support services designed to encourage, promote, and motivate successful completion of African American educational and career goals. The design of the program is to create a framework that will help African American students be prepared for life while in college and after college. The Center for Minority Excellence intellectually and culturally engages students while connecting them to the college’s resources and making a meaningful impact in their personal and professional endeavors; therefore, providing the students with a holistic experience.  

To be eligible for the program services, participants must be:

  • African American
  • Enrolled in classes at SLCC
  • Interested in improving their educational outcomes

Services (In-person or virtual)

  • Intrusive Academic Advising and Tutoring 
  • Career Exploration and Planning 
  • Mentoring Support 
  • Financial Literacy and Money Management Workshops 
  • Cultural Celebrations 
  • Workshops, Seminars, and Presentations 
  • Social Programming 
  • Community Involvement 
  • College Tours  

For additional information visit our website or contact the center at 337-521-6608 or cme@solacc.edu

 Counseling and Disability Services

Counseling and Disability Services provides free, confidential counseling and consultation to SLCC students focusing on a variety of mental health and accessibility needs via an intake and interview process. SLCC adheres to the regulations set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act by providing reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities.  Students seeking accommodations must self-identify with the counseling and disability office and provide appropriate documentation. All services are accessible by appointment. Walk-in appointments are provided based on need and availability. For further information email cads@solacc.edu, visit the Counseling and Disability Services Office located in the Student Success Center 401 Ardoin on the Lafayette campus, or review our website at Counseling and Disability (https://www.solacc.edu/students/disability-services/index).

 

Tutoring - Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center provides academic assistance to address the various academic and learning needs of our diverse student population. The services are designed to help students achieve their educational goals and to become successful and independent learners. The staff is comprised of peer and faculty tutors whose primary focus is to help students achieve their academic goals. The services that the Academic Success Center provides include but are not limited to individual tutoring, supplemental instruction, e-tutoring, and learning support workshops. In-person and virtual tutoring sessions are available by visiting our website or logging into your Starfish account. Contact us at (337) 521-8961 or email tutor@solacc.edu for further information.

Library

The South Louisiana Community College Library is a vital part of the educational program of the institution. The library maintains a staffed library at our Lafayette Campus. Resource rooms are located at the other instructional sites. Through these facilities, students are able to access books, online journals, and other online learning resources. Seating space for individual and group study is provided throughout the library and resource rooms. Computer lab space is also available.  Library assistance is available in-person, by email at library@solacc.edu.  Visit the library website for more information.

SLCC is a member of the Louisiana Library Network Consortium (LOUIS); a consortium of most Louisiana post-secondary academic libraries. The support staff of LOUIS, located in Baton Rouge, provides central support services to all LOUIS members. These services include the provision of library automation services, licensing of full-text electronic resources, and training and consulting to member libraries.

Through the use of the LOUIS library card, SLCC patrons are entitled to check out library materials from most Louisiana college or university libraries.

Library materials are available to students and faculty at all SLCC campuses and sites through interlibrary loan. Interlibrary loan with other Louisiana libraries is available through a statewide courier system and worldwide through the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC).  

Electronic resources, LOUIS electronic resources in addition to other electronic resources licensed individually by SLCC, are available to all students.  Electronic resources can be accessed both on and off campus.