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Counseling & Student Equity & Achievement Program

Student Equity & Achievement Program (SEA)

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

  • Admission Application
  • Student Orientation
  • Course Placement
  • 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 SEA Program:

  • 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

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

Course Placement and First Year Plan (FYP)

After completing Orientation, the next step is to create a FYP with a counselor.  The FYP appointment will include discussion about math and English placement and will guide you through your first two semesters at CMC.  To schedule a counseling appointment, contact the Admissions & Records office at the main campus or the Military Base office. 

Admissions & Records number: 760-366-3791 or 760-366-5201 ext. 4232 

Military Base office number: 760-830-6133 or 760-366-5201 ext. 4368

Admissions & Records email: admissions&records@cmccd.edu

Comprehensive Student Education Plan (SEP)

Before your second semester at CMC, you will meet again with your Counselor to develop your SEP. The SEP is a document that you and your counselor create together showing the courses and activities planned to reach your academic and career goals. An SEP should be developed during your first semester at Copper Mountain College and then updated throughout your enrollment in college.

Students without an SEP run the risk of taking unnecessary courses, wasting time AND money.

 In order for a counselor to assist you in developing a plan, they will need to know the following:

  • Your major and/or your career goal
  • If you are planning to transfer, the university/ies you are planning to transfer

 

 We highly recommend meeting with your Counselor at least once each semester. 

To schedule a counseling appointment, contact the Admissions & Records office at the main campus or the Military Base office.

Admissions & Records number: 760-366-3791 or 760-366-5201 ext. 4232

Military Base office number: 760-830-6133 or 760-366-5201 ext. 4368

Admissions & Records email: admissions&records@cmccd.edu    

Academic 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 SEA Program 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.

Follow-up Services for At-Risk Students (Probation/Dismissal)

Academic Standing

  • Academic Good Standing: Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 (“C”) or higher. 
  • Progress Good Standing: Completion of a minimum of 50% of courses attempted.
  • Probation, Dismissal, and Reinstatement: Probation, dismissal and reinstatement policies and procedures are designed to assist students in making progress toward realistic academic, career, and personal goals.

Standards of Probation Progress Good Standing:

  • Academic Probation: A student shall be placed on academic probation if he or she earns a cumulative GPA less than 2.0.
  • Progress Probation: A student shall be placed on progress probation if he or she does not complete 50% of their courses attempted.

Academic or Progress Probation

Student is required to: 

  • Meet with your Counselor to discuss status and complete a probation contract.
  • Complete mid-semester follow-up.
    • Gather progress reports from each of your instructors about 7 to 8 weeks into the semester.
    • Meet with your Counselor to review progress reports, plan for the following semester and complete a mid-semester contract. 
  • If a 2.0 GPA or 50% completion rate is not achieved, you will remain on probation and the process above is repeated. 

Dismissal

  • If a 2.0 GPA or 50% completion rate is not achieved for a third consecutive semester, you will meet with your Counselor to submit a “Petition for Reinstatement” to the Dean of Student Services.
  • The Dean of Student Services reviews the petition and you will receive an email, sent to your CMC student email account, notifying you of the reinstatement decision and next steps.

We encourage you to meet with the same Counselor throughout these processes.

Reference the  Academic Catalog  for details about probation, dismissal and reinstatement policies and procedures.

To schedule a counseling appointment, contact the Admissions & Records office at the main campus or the Military Base office.

Admissions & Records number: 760-366-3791 or 760-366-5201 ext. 4232

Military Base office number: 760-830-6133 or 760-366-5201 ext. 4368

Admissions & Records email: admissions&records@cmccd.edu

Virtual Counseling – Cranium Café

Cranium Cafe is a meeting and collaboration platform designed specifically for student support. This is also the platform we are using at CMC for virtual counseling. Once inside the cafe, both students and counselors can collaborate utilizing: 

  • Document upload/share
  • Screenshare
  • Document edit pad
  • Speech to Text
  • Closed Captioning
  • Virtual Lobby

Get Started with Cranium Café:

  • To get started, visit the CMC’s Cranium Café Counseling Lobby.
  • Log in using your student portal information.
  • Please use the “Guest Registration” button if you are currently not enrolled in courses. 

How to Log in to Cranium Café

Virtual Drop-in Counseling for Quick Questions:

  • Drop-in appointments are limited to 20 minutes per student.
  • Students can do a drop-in appointment for the following reasons only:
      • Add/Drop/Scheduling
      • Change in Placement
      • Change in Major
      • General Advising
      • Petitions for Excused Withdrawals
      • Prerequisite verifications
  • FYPs, SEPs, Probation Contracts, VA Forms etc. are NOT eligible for drop-in appointments.

 

Knock on our door when our light is green for drop-in counseling.

Scheduling a Virtual Counseling Appointment in Advance:

To schedule a virtual counseling appointment, contact the Admissions & Records office at the main campus or the Military Base office. 

Admissions & Records number: 760-366-3791 or 760-366-5201 ext. 4232 

Military Base office number: 760-830-6133 or 760-366-5201 ext. 4368

Admissions & Records email: admissions&records@cmccd.edu

Join Your Scheduled Virtual Counseling Appointment:

  • Visit the CMC’s Cranium Café Counseling Lobby. Log in using your student portal information
  • Please use the “Guest Registration” button if you are currently not enrolled in courses.
  • Knock on the door of the counselor you are scheduled to meet with.

Video Appointment Software Requirements:

For technical support, please refer to ConexED’s Help Center.

Desktop PC and MAC Meeting Requirements:

  • The latest version of Chrome or Firefox should be used (Do not use Internet Explorer)
  • The web camera should be ready and activated
  • Computers should have a built-in microphone or have a headset with microphone ready

MAC Users: Utilize this guide to Enable Screen Recording Permission for macOS

Android and Windows device Meeting Requirements:

  • Use Chrome
  • Have your web camera ready and activated
  • Have a headset with microphone ready–your cell phone headset will work great

iOS – Apple Device Meeting Requirements:

iOS users will need to use the mobile app. Additional information can be found on the ConexED App page on the Apple App Store.