ADVISING AND COUNSELING SERVICES

Attending college is an exciting and challenging experience for students. So much is new: courses, people, learning and future opportunities. Along with the exciting, new experiences often come a variety of unexpected experiences. Whether a first-time, returning, or transfer student, there are often challenges to be managed: personal and family life, academics, time, and financial constraints. The Advising and Counseling Center supports students during their college journey.

Staffed with dedicated professionals, the Advising and Counseling Center offers a full range of academic and personal support services. Counselors and Advisors work in conjunction with faculty to foster student growth and success. Services in the Center help students clarify and establish meaningful academic, career or personal goals and help them build and implement action plans to fulfill their goals. One-on-one, workshops, assessments and special groups support students as they sort through competing interests and needs to achieve these goals.

Academic Advising

TRCC provides a learning environment that supports students academically while promoting growth, independence and accomplishment. The Advising and Counseling Center incorporate these supports by:

  • Selecting courses and majors
  • Registration workshops
  • Review Program of study
  • Perform degree evaluations

Personal Counseling

The Advising and Counseling Center provides academic and personal counseling to students that enhance their quality of life and success. These supports include:

  • Study Skills and Time management
  • Life/work/study balance
  •  Crisis counseling, intervention, and community provider referral services

Transfer Advising

The Advising and Counseling Center provides students with information on transfer options to a variety of other educational institutions. This support includes:

  • Individual transfer counseling and advising
  • Group workshops on the process of transfer
  • College fairs and visits with representatives from prospective transfer institutions
  • Guaranteed transfer options to state and private colleges and universities

Disability Services

The Advising and Counseling Center provide services to students with learning, physical, and psychological disabilities. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, students with documented disabilities are eligible for disability services. Students are required to submit a Self-Disclosure Form, provide documentation, and meet with a Disability Service Provider before the start of the semester, if possible. These supports may include:Academic and test adjustments

  • Auxiliary assistance
  • Assistive technology
  • Disability resources and referrals

Career Counseling

Most of TRCC students work full- or part-time while enrolled at the College. Many look to enhance the significance of that work in relation to long-term career goals they establish while a student. The Advising and Counseling Center works with students to increase understanding and effectiveness in looking for and obtaining employment. These services include:

  • Choosing a career and/or major
  • Career information
  • Career assessment
  • Networking opportunities
  • Onsite employer recruitment

Community Resources:

Community resources are available and readily accessible to the college population that includes: basic needs, mental health, medical, disability, legal, substance abuse, domestic violence, employment, family, employment, transportation, and veteran services. Please refer to the college’s hyperlink regarding these community provider resources:  http://www.trcc.commnet.edu/Div_StudentServices/Counseling/communityresources.shtml

Sexual Misconduct and Education

TRCC will not tolerate any form of sex-based discrimination or sexual misconduct. The College shall provide those who report sexual misconduct with many supportive options, including referrals to agencies that provide medical attention, counseling, legal services, and advocacy. Three Rivers shall take all reasonable steps to preserve the privacy of those involved in a report, though complete confidentiality cannot be guaranteed due to the College’s need to comply with relevant laws and to ensure the safety of the campus community.  College employees are expected to make the limitations of reporters’ privacy clear before any details are disclosed.  Students can report to:

Student advocate: Christine Languth
(860) 215-9260, Room A128, CLanguth@trcc.commnet.edu

Title IX Coordinator: Vicki Baker
(860) 215-9208, Room E110, VBaker@trcc.commnet.edu

The Advising and Counseling Center:
(860) 215-9016, Room A-119

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