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ASSIST

ASSIST is an online student transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California’s public colleges and universities and provides the most current information about student transfer in California.

Career Center

Information about careers, seminars, resources, and workshops is available to students to assist them plan their career path.

College Skills

College Skills offers open-entry, open-exit Basic Skills Labs to help students brush up and improve reading, writing and/or math skills, as well as prepare for the GED test. Instruction is provided in a self-paced, supportive and stress-free learning environment.

Counseling

Knowledgeable, well-informed SRJC counselors are also available to discuss all aspects of teacher preparation with students and will help each student develop an effective educational plan. Be sure to ask the counselors about SRJC’s articulation agreements with many universities and colleges to help you smoothly transition to a bachelor’s degree program of your choice after SRJC.

Disability Resources Department

The Disability Resources Department facilitates equal access to community college education through services and specialized instruction for students with physical, learning, psychological and communication disabilities. Programs included in this department are Enabling Services, Learning Skills Program, Adapted Physical Education, WORKS Program, and the High Tech Center.

ESL (English as a Second Language) Department

The ESL Program offers assessment, counseling services and a supportive environment for second language students who wish to improve their English reading, writing, and speaking skills, and for those who wish to prepare for the work place, certificate and vocational programs or transfer to the four-year institutions.

Internships/Volunteer Opportunities

You can receive college credit for internships or volunteer work in local public schools. These hands on, on site opportunities give you an opportunity to observe and assist children in real classrooms. Enroll in “Introduction to Teaching” (EDUC 55), “Issues in Diversity” (CHILD 68), with an internship or observation field work provided in “Community Involvement in Education” (CI 55).

Math Lab & Math Resources

SRJC has numerous resources to help you with math. There are two labs with mathematics software. The College Skills lab has software and instructional assistance for arithmetic, pre-algebra, and beginning algebra. The math lab in 1733 Shuhaw has software for algebra through calculus and other sciences such as chemistry, biology, and physics.

MESA

Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) is a rigorous academic development program in community colleges for students who wish to earn a bachelor’s degree in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field. The program establishes an academic-based college center for STEM majors and provides academic support services and pre-professional work experience in order to increase the number of students that prepare for and enter professions requiring a STEM degree.

Puente Project

The Puente Project is a two-semester sequence of Reading/Composition and Counseling courses that focus on the Chicano/Latino experience. Mentoring is provided by members of the Latino professional community. Additional program activities are designed to help students participate fully in academics and career preparation.

Scholarships, Grants, & Financial Aid

SRJC offers generous scholarships and grants that support students while they are enrolled. The Financial Aid Office can explain your options, including scholarships and loan forgiveness programs specifically for teachers.

Transfer Center

Home to the Teacher Academy, SRJC’s Transfer Center provides current, accurate information to students and offers helpful resources and services that support the transfer process to universities with strong teacher preparation programs.

Tutorial Center

Tutors and materials are available at no cost to SRJC students who need assistance with their regular coursework. Instructional assistants and student tutors in the Tutorial Center are experts in the subjects they tutor and can help students succeed while enrolled at SRJC.

Writing Center

Offers tutorial assistance to students with whatever writing problems they have. Students may come with an assignment for an English class or any other class, for a personal tutorial on writing problems, or to use a computer to work on a writing assignment. To participate in the Writing Center, sign up for English 770. Students who are not enrolled can drop-in on a space available basis to use a computer. Internet access for research is available.