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Counseling & Student Success and Support Program

Student Success and Support Program (SSSP)

The purpose of the SSSP process at Copper Mountain College (CMC) is to increase student success by providing comprehensive assessment and critical information. This is done through:

  • Admission Application
  • Student Orientation
  • Assessment
  • First Year Plan workshop
  • Comprehensive Student Education Plan (SEP)
  • Academic counseling
  • Follow-up services for at-risk students

A student who falls under one or more of the following categories, is a part of the SSSP:

  • Pursuing an associates degree at Copper Mountain College
  • Planning to transfer to a four-year college or university
  • Pursuing a Certificate of Achievement
  • Pursuing a Certificate of Proficiency

Students who are not pursuing a degree or certificate and want to enroll in an English, Reading, and/or Math course or any other course which has a writing, reading, and/or math skills prerequisite, must demonstrate their eligibility through either completed course work or assessment test results.

A student under this program must complete the following in order to register for classes:

  • Student Orientation
  • Take Assessment
  • Complete the First Year Plan

Student Orientation

Orientation is mandatory for ALL college students. It introduces the students to critical information for student success. It provides valuable information about financial aid, students’ rights and responsibilities, types of degrees, certificates, college policies & procedures, and support services.

Students who have earned an associate degree (or higher) or previously attended college may be eligible for a “Student Success and Support Program Waiver” which will exempt you from completing orientation.

First Year Plan Presentation

First Year Plan Worksheet

First Year Plan Tool


Counseling

Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor each semester. Counselors are available for assistance in:

  • Making career choices
  • Choosing majors
  • Time, stress, and anxiety management
  • Developing social and interpersonal skills
  • Self-understanding and solving personal problems that affect your educational progress

Emphasis is placed upon assisting students in their growth and accepting responsibility for their decisions and actions. Counseling services are a fundamental and integral part of the SSSP and the total educational process at the community college. Recognizing that each student is unique, counselors believe their primary responsibility is to respect students’ individuality, encourage personal development, and foster a climate in which each student attains academic success.


Comprehensive Student Education Plan (SEP)

Your Comprehensive SEP will be among the most valuable documents you create as a college student. It outlines all the courses you will need to take to meet the requirements of your academic goal, and serves as the blueprint for achieving academic success.

During your first semester make a one hour appointment with a counselor for the SEP. You and your counselor will work together to create the SEP that will list all the classes you need to take to complete your program. It will outline the classes semester by semester and give you an idea of when you will graduate.

For an appointment, please call the Admissions and Records Office at (760) 366-3791, ext. 4232. Monday through Thursday the last counseling appointment is at 5pm. On Fridays, the last appointment is at 2pm.

Fall 2018 Walk-In Hours

Walk-In Hours Begin September 4th.

Walk-in times may change based on counselor’s schedules. Please contact Admissions and Records at 760-366-3791, ext. 4232 to verify availability.

Monday 1-3pm
Tuesday 1-3pm
Wednesday 9-11am
Probation 1 (P1) - Success Strategies Workshop

Students on Probation

Students on probation are required to complete the Online Success Strategies Workshop and meet with a counselor to sign a probation contract before they are allowed to register for classes next semester.  This workshop will cover essential information which will help you be more successful.


Take the Next Steps to Success:

Step 1: Download and print the Initial Success Strategies Worksheet

Step 2: Click here to go to the Initial Success Strategies Workshop Presentation, fill out your worksheet as you go through the presentation (including “My Weekly Schedule” on page 5).  Please note that this presentation is in Flash.  If you need to download Flash, you may do so here.

Step 3: Make an appointment to see a counselor. For a Main Campus appointment, call 760-366-3791, ext. 4232. For a Base Programs appointment, call 760-830-6133.

Step 4: Obtain your unofficial transcript from your MyCMC student portal or Admissions & Records.

Step 5: Bring your completed worksheet and unofficial transcript with you when you meet with a counselor. The counselor will complete the Probation Contract after reviewing your completed worksheet and weekly schedule.

Good Luck and Success!

Probation 1 (P1) - Mid-Semester Follow-Up Workshop

For students who have completed the Initial Success Strategies Workshop Presentation and are getting ready for their Mid-Semester Follow-Up Workshop:

Step 1: Download and print the Mid-Semester Follow-Up Worksheet

Step 2: Download and print one progress report for each of your classes.

Step 3: Download and view the Mid-Semester Follow-Up Success Workshop Presentation, filling out your worksheet as you view the presentation.

Step 4: Make an appointment to see a counselor. For a Main Campus appointment, call 760-366-3791, ext. 4232. For a Base Programs appointment, call 760-830-6133.

Step 5: Obtain instructor-completed progress reports from all courses you are currently enrolled.

Step 6: Bring your completed worksheet and progress reports from all courses currently enrolled with you when you meet with a counselor. The counselor will complete the Mid-Semester Follow-Up form after reviewing your completed worksheet and weekly schedule.

Good Luck and Success!

Final Probation 2 (P2) Worksheet

For students who are on Final Probation 2 (P2):

Step 1:  Make an appointment to see a counselor to sign a probation contract and review the Final Probation Worksheet and Self-Assessment worksheet for the semester. Keep this worksheet with you throughout the semester.

Step 2:  Complete by mid-semester the sections of the Final Probation Worksheet and Assessment as outlined in your meeting with the counselor in Step 1.

Step 3:  At mid-semester, obtain instructor-completed progress reports from all courses you are currently enrolled in.

Step 4: Make an appointment to see a counselor for your mid-semester check-in. For a Main Campus appointment, call 760-366-3791, ext. 4232. For a Base Programs appointment, call 760-830-6133.

Step 6: Bring your completed worksheet and progress reports from all courses currently enrolled with you when you meet with a counselor. The counselor will complete the Mid-Semester Follow-Up form after reviewing your completed worksheet and weekly schedule.

Good Luck and Success!

Contact Information

You may contact A&R to schedule a counseling appointment: 866-366-3791, ext. 4232.

Counseling
Copper Mountain College
6162 Rotary Way
P.O. Box 1398
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

(760) 366-3791, ext. 4232
(760) 366-5257 fax

Office Location
Student Services is located in the 300 Quad, next to Bruce’s Place.

Regular Hours:

Monday-Thursday 8:15am-5:00pm
Friday 8:15am-3:00pm

We are closed on all legal and college holidays.

2018-19 Academic Calendar

2018-2019 Holidays

Counseling Staff

General counselors on staff:
Krystal Avila, ext. 5887 kavila@cmccd.edu
Armone Lochard, ext. 5886  alochard@cmccd.edu
Nancy Martinez, ext. 5882 nmartinez@cmccd.edu
Juan Jose Moreno, jmorenoibarra@cmccd.edu
Cassandra Nafziger, ext. 5867 cnafziger@cmccd.edu

CTE Job Developer:
Jeff Drozd, jdrozd@cmccd.edu

CTE Counselor:
Melissa Hernandez, ext. 5884 melissahernandez@cmccd.edu