Student Services at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College supplement the instructional programs and assist students in successful school entry, retention and transfer to baccalaureate institution.
Faculty and Staff assist students with proper course selection, sequencing, addressing academic problems, and making career and transfer choices. All students are assigned an academic advisor upon admission to the college, based upon their career goals. Students are required to meet with their advisor when selecting courses each semester to discuss progress, and to plan for timely program completion. Academic advisors are full-time instructors at LCOOCC.
Career planning assists students with career development throughout all stages of their education and instills a sense of career development as a lifelong process. Career planning is incorporated in the Introduction to Higher Education course to assist students by helping them answer the three fundamental questions of the career development process
1. Who am I? Assessment of life priorities, interests, aptitudes, and skills.
2. Where am I going? Research of possible career paths and making short and long range goals.
3. How do I get there? Action plan of education and training needed for achieving goals, developing skills, and
self-marketing within the job market (e.g. networking, resume writing, and interviewing).
Career planning helps students answer these questions by offering individualized assistance, counseling, workshops, and a host of career development resources including, software, videos, and literature. Students, community members, and alumni of Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College are encouraged to utilize these additional resources to help ensure their career development success.
Some students enter college with a need for skills development in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics. This may be because the student has been out of school for a number of years and needs a refresher course, or the student did not take the college preparatory track in high school. During orientation for new students, the college administers a placement exam, and with these results advises students on appropriate entry-level courses. Students enrolling in General Skills courses, (General English, General Math, Adult Basic Education - ALP Courses), will not receive degree credit for these courses, but will gain advantageous preparatory skills for successful participation in collegiate-level classes.
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
Student Support Services (SSS, or TRIO) is one of eight federal TRIO Programs funded through the United States Department of Education. TRIO programs are education opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The goal of SSS is to work with degree-seeking students who are United States citizens who have an academic need and the ability to benefit from the program by staying in school (retention), graduating, and/or transferring to a baccalaureate institution. Additionally, federal rules require that participants must be limited income, a first-generation college student, and/or have a disability. Services include academic advising, career coaching, personal support, transfer guidance, student grant aid, computer lab, tutoring and refresher help in English and math, along with assistance in the coordination of educational, social, and cultural activities. Services are available at no cost. For applications and further information contact the Students Support Services office at:
Student Support Services
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College
Hayward, WI 54843
The Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College Library plays a dual role as it serves both the Lac Courte Oreilles College and the community at large. It has a special Native American collection comprised of books, magazines, newspapers, audiotapes, videos, and CD-ROM programs. There is a children's section; a grantsmanship center, a reference collection and a general circulating collection. Patron stations are available for accessing CD-ROM databases that include full-text periodical and newspaper indexes. Two stations are available for accessing the library on-line catalog. Another computer station is dedicated for health research through select databases and the Internet. The library is also a depository for Wisconsin documents. Interlibrary loan services are provided to those seeking additional materials. Extended services are provided to the Senior and Head Start Centers.
The library is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. all year except for July. Night hours are offered when the college is in session. Library cards are available for everyone.