Under the umbrella of the Learning Resources, LCC provides the personal, academic, and instructional support necessary to ensure student success. Support services are easily available to all LCC students free of charge and include library resources, tutoring support for all LCC classes, developmental skill building, remediation, ESL instruction, counseling, career assessment, transfer assistance, and cultural enrichment opportunities. Learning Resources are housed in the Bowman Building, and all students are encouraged to take advantage of the services as an essential part of their educational experiences at Lamar Community College.
Learning Support Services
Located on the lower floor of the Bowman Building, LCC’s Learning Support Services provides tutoring, personal and academic counseling, career assessment and counseling, transfer assistance, and crisis intervention to LCC students free of charge. These services ensure that students are successful throughout their LCC careers and in all aspects of college life.
A portion of these services are funded under a $243,000 Federal grant intended to increase retention and graduation rates. In addition, First Generation Scholarships and Grants are available to eligible participants. For information about services provided or eligibility requirements, students are encouraged to contact Learning Support Services at 719.336.1528.
LCC offers developmental skills instruction in reading, writing, math, and study strategies. Students may enter and take advantage of this instruction at various levels, based on assessment recommendations or personal choice. Developmental skills are taught through a variety of methods, including credit-bearing courses. These courses do not apply toward satisfying degree or certificate requirements. See Academic Affairs, Grades and Grade Reports for more information.
It is recognized that in order to maximize opportunities for success, some students must receive benefit from reasonable accommodations in response to documented disabilities. In order to arrange for such accommodations, please provide documentation and request services at least three weeks prior to the time services are needed. For more information, contact Special Populations at 719.336.1533.
Adult Transition Services
Adult Transition Services at Lamar Community College consists of Adult Basic Education (ABE) instruction in basic skills, English as a second language (ESL) instruction, and General Educational Development (GED) preparation. These programs provide educational opportunities to persons who are over the age of 17 and not currently enrolled in school who desire completion of a secondary school education or its equivalent. For more information about GED, ABE, and ESL services, contact the Director of Adult Transition Services at 719.336.6646.
Adult Basic Education Services
Through Adult Basic Education (ABE) services, the College provides a range of instruction that addresses basic educational needs for adults who lack a high school diploma or basic skills (including English literacy) to function effectively in the workplace or in their daily lives. ABE is instruction in the basic skills below the 9th grade level and includes English literacy services, workplace literacy services, and family literacy services.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Instruction
As a component of adult education, the College provides English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction designed to help individuals with limited English proficiency achieve competence in the English language. English literacy instruction offers opportunities for adults not only to improve literacy skills but also to meet goals as parents, citizens, and workers.
Instruction integrates life skills, academic skills, and technology as well as provides intergenerational activities to the extent possible as determined by student needs.
GED Preparation Services
The College provides preparation for the General Educational Development (GED) battery of tests. First, the GED candidate should schedule a meeting with Adult Transition Services at 719.336.6646. During this meeting the candidate is provided with a diagnostic evaluation free of charge. Evaluations consist of math, language arts, and reading tests. The results are assessed and used to determine the individual’s current skill levels. If the GED candidate tests at high levels in all areas, then he/she is immediately referred to the GED Test Administrator for testing on the next available date. If scores are lower, the GED candidate is encouraged to enroll in teacher-centered, free of charge tutorial instruction designed to raise the skills needed to pass the GED examination. Passing the examination qualifies the student for the GED diploma issued by the Colorado Department of Education.
Educational Opportunity Center
The Educational Opportunity Center seeks to have a positive impact on postsecondary educational attainment for those who may face barriers to enrollment. Those who are eligible for the services of this program are able to access at no charge:
- assistance with admissions and financial aid applications;
- career interest and aptitude testing;
- referral to ACT preparation classes;
- referral to on-campus academic support services;
- referral to GED, ABE, or ESL programs;
- new student orientation workshops;
- academic advising and curriculum planning; and
- transfer assistance.
For more information and eligibility guidelines, contact the Educational Opportunity Center at 719.336.1588.
The Library is an integral part of the instructional process at LCC. Traditional library services, as well as electronic research options are available on a schedule designed to meet the needs of students, faculty and the community. For more information, contact 719.336.1541.
Learning Support Services provides tutoring assistance to all students in most subject areas. In addition to assisting students with specific course-related needs, trained tutors work with students to build and strengthen study skills. They are available on a one-on-one or group basis. Students are encouraged to utilize tutoring services at no charge; no appointments are necessary. For more information or locations contact LCC’s tutor coordinators at 719.336.1535 or 336.1536.