Student Success Center - Trinidad Campus

Student Success Center Hours/Location

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday-Wednesday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays
Library Room 207
Questions? Call: 719-846-5664


TRiO Student Support Services Program

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TRiO - Student Support Services is a federally funded program that provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The goal of the program is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next. Services include: Academic Support / Advisement, Mentoring & Advising, Cultural Activities / Events, Financial Aid Advisement / Assistance, Tutoring in Many Subjects, Transfer Advisement, Career Advisement, Financial Literacy Training, Campus Tours to Four Year Colleges, & Various Academic Workshops.

TRiO - Student Support Services must meet three main objectives to continue yearly funding

  • Persistence - A student must persist from one academic year to the next academic year.
  • Good Academic Standing - A student must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA or above.
  • Graduation & Transfer - A student must graduate and/or transfer to a four-year school within four years.

These objectives are accomplished through the work of the TRiO - Student Support Services staff in coordination with each student who is a participant in the program.

For more information, please contact Shannon Shiveley at 719-846-5569 or Email.


FREE ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Trinidad State Students

Tutoring, Study Groups, Study Skills Workshops

Drop-in tutoring for all majors
Study Groups facilitated upon request

The Success Center is open:
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday-Wednesday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays
Library Room 207
Questions? Call: 719-846-5473

All tutoring at TSJC is FREE and is sponsored by Student Support Services, Perkins, STEM grants and the Trinidad State Junior College general fund.

Academic Support Coordinator Lori Holdread is certified by the American Association of Tutoring Professionals, and as a Supplemental Instruction Program Coordinator through the from University of Missouri, Kansas City.
– Call Lori at: 846-5664.

These are excellent free online tutorial resources in math, science and many other subjects:


Academic Intervention and Success Plans

If your GPA or persistence rate puts you at risk of academic probation, our staff will work with you to make a support plan to help you get back on track, before your education plans derail.

Amanda Vigil Alcon - 846-5466
Lori Holdread - 846-5664


Math Lab

TSJC Students3rd floor Library (Located in Library 308)
Leslee Watson-Flores
846-5515 or 846-5006
Math Lab Coordinator

The Math Lab at TJSC offers both traditional lecture and self-paced, individualized instruction style formats for all levels of developmental math. Developmental math classes at TSJC were recently redesigned to allow students to develop their math skills and prepare for college level math classes in a little as one semester.

Extra assistance with developmental math courses can be obtained during open lab hours held in the Math Lab during non-class times. During open lab students can drop in for tutoring, take tests during longer, uninterrupted blocks of time, or make up missed classes. Times vary by semester and are posted in the Math Lab.


Writing Center at Trinidad State Junior College - Trinidad Campus

 Building Confidence in Your Writing Skills

Individualized paper review and consultation by trained tutors, including

  • Brainstorming
  • Organizing ideas
  • Guidance through all stages of writing and revision
  • Proof reading
  • Formatting citations
  • Internet research handouts for specific disciplines
  • Information about assignment specific resources for writers
  • APA Style Workshops scheduled throughout the semester
  • APA Workshop quick reference booklet available from the Writing Success Center
  • Writing and Printing available from Computer Lab located in LIB 207D
  • Writing Center hours in tandem with Library hours
  • Ask about online tutoring opportunities (scheduled for Spring 2015

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For more information call Jonathon Montoya, Writing Success Center Coordinator at 846-5623, or email writingsuccess@trinidadstate.edu


Disability Services

The Disability Services Office operates under the mandate of Section 504 and 508 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability against any "otherwise qualified individual."

Individuals seeking accommodations must meet with Disability Services representative and provide documentation to support their request. Reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis in order to ensure educational accessibility. Be aware that Accommodations offered through a college are different than a typical high school and will not alter the academic standards of a class.

The Disability Services Office provides the following academic support services for students with disabilities - some through referral:

  • Disability counseling and advocacy/Advising
  • Assessment of basic academic skills
  • Accessible classrooms
  • Equipment loan (i.e., tape recorders)
  • Exam accommodations/Alternate testing arrangements
  • Tutoring/Scribes/Note takers or access to class notes
  • Learning success strategies workshops
  • Assistive Technology
  • Text in Alternate Format/Text on CD
  • Referrals to Community Agencies
  • And other appropriate accommodations as necessary

For additional information please contact:

Career & Disability Services Coordinator - Trinidad Campus
Dan Wilson
Library Room 222
(719) 846-5567
daniel.wilson@trinidadstate.edu


Academic Advising

Academic Advisors are available to help
Our mission is to help you stay on track to graduate with the least amount of stress and the confidence that you will not take courses that you do not need for your degree or certificate.

Advising Hold
All first-semester students have an Advising Hold placed on their account. This hold is lifted once a student contacts an advisor. The Advising Hold ensures that the first semester student talks to an Academic Advisor and completes the advising process before registering for classes.
Contact an Advisor on your campus to get started. Below you will find contact information for advisors on both campuses.

Transfer Advising

From TSJC to Four-Year Schools
Attending a two-year community college is an excellent way to begin your college career. Many Trinidad State Junior College students plan to move on to a four-year college. You can be assured that your degrees from TSJC will transfer into all 4-year state institutions if you meet the other graduation requirements. Some students don’t plan on it, but end up deciding to transfer later. If you are one of these students, you are probably asking some of the following questions.

Walk in advising on both campuses...
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

For additional information please contact: