Sep 22, 2019  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 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 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.  

Students may also visit 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.

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 their educational and career goals. 

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

 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, lead, 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, learning support workshops. In-person tutoring sessions are available on the Lafayette Campus with additional campuses forthcoming. Contact us at (337) 521-8961 or email tutor@solacc.edu for further information on tutoring.

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.