Apr 06, 2020  
2018-2019 College Catalog 
    
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Support Services


Tutoring and Learning Support Services

Tutoring and Learning Support Services provides academic, learning, and study skills support to address the various academic and learning needs of our diverse student population. The services are designed to help students become successful learners and achieve their educational goals. The services include individual tutoring, e-tutoring, learning support workshops, academic coaching, study skills development, and accommodation support for students with disabilities. In-person tutoring sessions are only available on the Lafayette Campus. Appointments via SKYPE are available for all other campuses. Contact us at (337) 521-8961 or email tutor@solacc.edu for further information on tutoring or (337) 521-6915 or ada@solacc.edu for more information on accommodation support.

Academic Advising

Academic advising is a shared responsibility between students and advisers. Together students and advisers set 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 student success live sessions (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.  Advisers are assigned during the first month of the student’s enrollment at SLCC.  Once assigned, students may determine their advisers in LoLA.

Some advisers may moderate a Canvas advising class.  This class will include resources for academic planning, including instructions for class registration, overviews of degree plans, and requirements for graduation.  Students will be added to their advisers’ Canvas advising classes (if applicable) during the first month of the students’ enrollment.  

Center for Minority Excellence 

The Center for Minority Excellence (CME) is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to improve the educational outcomes 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 their educational and career goals. The program staff will help participants to achieve academic and social success, by equipping them with the resources to earn their degree, which will allow them to flourish beyond academics and into their career field of choice.

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

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

Services

  • Intrusive Academic Advising and Assistance
  • Career Planning and Assistance
  • Mentoring Support
  • Financial Literacy Support
  • Tutorial Assistance and Support
  • Workshops, Seminars, and Presentations

For additional information, contact 337-521-6608 or cme@solacc.edu

Career and Transfer Services

Career and Transfer Services provides comprehensive career development and transfer services to ensure students successfully achieve their lifelong educational and career goals. 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. The staff is committed to helping our students develop the necessary skills needed to enter the workforce and to compete in today’s economy. 

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. 

Testing Center

The Testing Center provides coordinates and administers all testing services and assessments. Currently, the following tests are being administered at SLCC:

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

Visit our website http://solacc.edu/students/testingto register and pay for any of the above exams. For more information contact us at (337) 521-9031or testing@solacc.edu.

Disability Services

Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the ADA Counselor in the Student Success Center to discuss their needs. SLCC is in compliance with the regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities are made, provided the students have self-identified with the ADA Counselor and have provided required documentation. For documentation requirements and forms visit the www.solacc.eduwebsite. For further information email ada@solacc.edu

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 Lafayette and New Iberia. 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 libraries and resource rooms. Computer lab space is also available.

SLCC is a member of the Louisiana Library Network Consortium (LOUIS); a consortium of all 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 any Louisiana college or university library.

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. Accessibility to library materials worldwide is available through the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), a worldwide library cooperative.

Distance education students have access to all of the LOUIS electronic resources in addition to other electronic resources licensed individually by SLCC. Visit http://solacc.edu/library for more information.

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