Under the umbrella of the Academic Support Services, LCC provides the personal, academic, and instructional support necessary to ensure student success. Support services are easily available to all students free of charge and include library resources, tutoring support for all courses, skill building, remediation, counseling, career assessment, transfer assistance, and cultural enrichment opportunities. All Academic Support Services 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 in the Bowman and Betz Technology Buildings, LCC’s Learning Support Services provide tutoring, personal and academic counseling, career assessment and counseling, transfer assistance, and crisis intervention referrals to LCC students free of charge. These services ensure that students are successful throughout their LCC careers and in all aspects of college life.
For information about services provided or eligibility requirements, personal counseling, crisis intervention and referrals to community services, students are encouraged to contact Dr. Rosalind Smith with Learning Support Services at 719.336.1527.
Based on assessment recommendations or personal choice, students may begin classes at any stage of academic preparation, with instruction support in reading writing, math and study strategies. College level courses, taught with substantial support, are always the preferred choice for students at LCC. However, Developmental Skills course are also taught as credit-bearing courses. Note that Developmental 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.
LCC’s Learning Support Services provides testing services to individuals interested in completing their General Educational Development (GED) test College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and make-up tests for LCC College courses. Interested individuals should contact the LCC Testing Center at 719.336.1538 for more information. LCC Testing services are located in the Betz Technology Building.
Educational Opportunity Center
The Educational Opportunity Center is a federally-funded TRiO grant program that assists first-generation and low income individuals in gaining access to higher education. Program staff members make college less intimidating by providing the following services:
- Assistance in completing admission and financial aid applications
- Information about scholarship opportunities
- Assistance with student loan default rehabilitation
- FAFSA workshops
- Information on managing student finances
All services are free. Contact the Educational Opportunity Center at 719.336.1588 to assist with the initial steps toward a college education.
Library and Learning Resources
The Library and its resources are an integral part of the instructional process at LCC. Library resources include print materials ranging from periodicals and books to special collections in Colorado history. The Library has a range of digital databases, computers for check-out, and a Smart Conference room available to students, faculty and the community. For more information, contact 719.336.1541.
The Study and Academic Support
Learning Support Services provides studying assistance to all students. 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. No appointments are necessary. For more information or locations contact LCC’s assistant librarian at 719.336.1541.
MAP to Success Center
A new resource for LCC students is the MAP to Success Center located in the Betz Building, Room 243. Students will receive assistance in selecting and registering for the right classes, modifying schedules and general problem solving for situations that may arise. If you have questions about choosing a major, deciding on a career, gaining skills to compete for a job or deciding on where to transfer after graduation, the answers can be found at the MAP Center. No appointments are necessary. For more information contact 719.336.1199.