The Center for Student Success
The Center for Student Success provides instruction, interventions, services, innovative programs and resources to strengthen academic success, to improve student retention and to enhance college completion for all students. The Center for Student Success is comprised of the following divisions: The Division of Academic Resources and The Division of Student Resources.
Academic Resources provides academic instruction for all TJC students with regard to individual student needs. Academic Resources is comprised of four departments: Early Alert, Learning Framework, Non-Course Based Options (NCBOs) and TSI Readiness.
The Department of Early Alert
The Department of Early Alert operates via a Professor-referral system to identify students who are at-risk of academic non-completion and provide those students with resources to enable them to achieve completion of academic goals.
The Department of Learning Framework
The Department of Learning Framework provides transition to college and campus culture through instruction and programs that are dedicated to the academic, personal and social advancement of all TJC students.
- EDUC 1300: Learning About Learning
- RISE 0300: Retention-Intensive Success Experiences
The Department of Non-Course Based Options
The Department of Non-Course Based Options (NCBOs) provides individual instructional and tutoring opportunities for students to become TSI Complete (college-ready) in a self-paced manner.
NCBO Pathways Include:
The Department of TSI Readiness
provides instruction to ensure students obtain a Texas Success Initiative (TSI) complete status. The department offers courses in a variety of formats to meet all students’ needs.
- DMTH 0301/0311; DMTH 0302/0312; DMTH 0303/0313
- INRW 0312
- READ 0311
Student Resources provides assistance for all TJC students to encourage enrollment and participation on a continual basis until graduation is achieved and to promote lifelong learning among students, faculty, staff, and community members. Student Resources is comprised of four departments: Disability Services, Learning Resources/Library, Tutoring, and TRiO.
Disability Services implements Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as, amended, and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) which requires that public colleges and universities provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations for otherwise qualified students with disabilities. Interpreting Services provides highly-qualified and certified sign language interpreters. Interpreters are available for class lecture and other approved campus activities.
Learning Resources/Vaughn Library houses print material, multi-media, non-print material, databases and computers for student and faculty use as well as the TJC Writing Center. Other learning resource services include: personal research assistance, Interlibrary Loan, tours, wireless access and live reference chat.
Tutoring offers FREE individual or group assistance to students who may have weak academic skills or to students who want to improve their grades. Both peer and professional tutors are available to students. Walk-in tutoring services are available in the Math Center, QEP/Quest Center and Writing Center. Individualized tutoring is available by appointment.
TRiO, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, provides cultural enrichment activities both on and off campus; community service; tutoring; study skills seminars; financial aid information and guidance; financial planning workshops; scholastic probation prevention; academic advising and placement; individual guidance; TSI preparation seminars; university transfer information – including campus visits; and information and referral assistance for students who qualify for this program.