Welcome to the Student Success Center
Promoting student success through Academic, Career, Multicultural/International, Disability, and Counseling support programs
The Student Success Center offers multi-faceted student support services that includes assistance in Academic Enrichment, Career Exploration and Preparation, Disability Support Services, International and Multicultural Student Services, and Counseling. The Student Success Center is located in the Reimer Business Center (RBC) on the 2nd floor, room 1124. The Director of Student Success has an adjoining office, room 1123. All services are free of charge to all students who are enrolled at Central Christian College.
Student Success Center Mission
The mission of the Student Success Center is to increase student retention by providing all students with support and tools needed in order to master the academic course work, explore and determine their major and career plan, provide advisement and motivation to graduate on time, and have job/career options available upon graduation.
Hours of Operation
The Student Success Center is open 5 days a week when classes are in session and closed during holidays and school breaks.
Monday 8:00 A.M. – 10:30 P.M.
Tuesday 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Wednesday 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Thursday 8:00 A.M. – 10:30 P.M.
Friday 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Resources & Services
Promoting student success through academic, career, multicultural/international, disability, and counseling support programs. The Student Success Center is committed to helping students connect with the appropriate programs and services to assist students in developing a personal plan for success.
It is important for students to take the initiative to do the following:
- Get to know your instructors. It is important for students to become comfortable with approaching their instructors, participating in class, and asking for assistance. This is a small school and all the instructors are interested in each of their student’s success.
- Meet with your academic advisor. All students have an academic advisor who is available to help with scheduling classes, talk about issues that may be of concern, and help them create a plan for success.
- Use the free on-campus tutoring services.
- Student Success Center provides a tutor upon request from a student. In addition, study cluster groups provide tutoring and study in a group setting with a trained study cluster leader. (RBC, 2nd floor, room 1124)
- Multicultural/International Center providing services such as advisement, referral for academic assistance or tutoring, answer questions concerning coursework and classes (Science Hall 306A)
- The Writing Center provides trained consultants from the English Department for students who wish to receive assistance on various writing assignments. Their hours are open for walk-ins, but they also schedule appointments for students needing assistance when the writing center is not open. (Science Hall, room 306)
Academic Enrichment Resources
- Student assistance – Tutors and Study Clusters
- Academic advising
- Directed study supervision
- Personal advisement on success action plans
- Early alert accountability system
- Academic coaching
- Online Study Assistance
Classes for Success
College Courses that are available through the Student Success Center are:
- Intermediate algebra (3 hrs. credit)
- Computer literacy (2 hrs. credit)
- English composition (4 hrs. credit)
- Counseling (3 hrs. credit)
- English essentials (2 hr. credit)
- Study techniques (2 hrs credit)
For more information on these courses, please contact Pat Muntz, Director of Student Success.
- Tutors on bus for away athletic events
- Evening supervised study sessions
- Learning experiences which assure the student with a disability of equal access to all programs, academic aids, and accommodations as needed.
- Rights and responsibilities of students, faculty, and staff.
- Reasonable accommodations for students who qualify with documented learning disability, ADHA, psychological disorders, visual, hearing, medical and/or mobility impairments.
- Download our helpful accommodations document.
- Advocacy and assistance
- Academic services
- ESL opportunities
- Summer program for international students (directed by the English department)
- Personal counseling – Free counseling available to assist students in dealing with issues in their personal lives that are interfering with academic progress and success.
- Academic and career counseling – Assistance in working through academic plans, interventions, selecting a major or changing a major, filtering through process of career and future plans.
- Mediation – Available mediation for conflicts, idea sharing, grievance, and other issues needing a third party to resolve concerns.
- Spiritual and life counseling – Giving guidance and direction in spiritual and life changing issues in the daily college life.
- Counselor referral – Referred to one of the cooperating counselors of our college campus.
Computer Based Assessment
The following websites offer free self-exploration and career possibilities.
- Human Metrics – an assessment based on Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ typological approach to personality identification. This inventory is also known as the Jung Typology Personality Test. www.humanmetrics.com
- Kiersey Temperament Sorter – personality inventory with career suggestions. keirsey.com
- Type Logic – offers more detail about the MBTI personality type and how to use it in planning your major, and potential career opportunities. typelogic.com
- O’Net Skills Assessment – Assessing your skills and suggestions how to use your skills and abilities in the workplace. onetonline.org/skills
- Career One Stop – Skills profiler, interest profiler, ability profiler, and work values assessment. careeronestop.org
- MAPP Inventory – This inventory is a motivational assessment of personal potential. It gives ideas for career and job-related ideas. http://www.assessment.com/?Accnum=06-5639-106.00
What is Career Exploration and Preparation?
Career exploration is the process of…
- learning more about yourself (interests, strengths, weaknesses, personality, values, preference in work and your dreams),
- identifying and exploring possible occupations that would fit your personality type,
- developing an effective strategy to realize your goals (selecting a major, course of study, goal setting, decision-making and making a plan of action to realize the goal).
Career preparation is the process of…
- learning about and creating useful career tools that will be helpful in pursuing a job or career,
- making application,
- creating a resume, cover letter, references and thank you letter;
- interviewing preparation,
- finding internships, externships, apprenticeships, job shadowing, and summer jobs.
The Career Exploration Center, located in the Student Success Center on the 3rd floor of the Science Hall, has useful tools and resources to help you.
Career counseling is available upon student request in order to assist with:
- Making decisions about current education and future career choices.
- Finding a good fit based on who they are personally and their career possibilities.
- Identifying their personality traits, interests, strengths, values, and skills in relation to the decision about academic majors and the potential career path.
- Actively moving through the four stages of career planning within the four years of college.
Career exploration and preparation workshops are provided upon request by faculty members to either the class or in seminar format, open to the student body.
- Getting results with your Internet job search
- Writing effective cover letters
- Writing effective resumes
- Letters of recommendation – Strategies and tips
- Informational Interviewing
- Internship search and success strategies
- Graduate school application essentials