May 23, 2024  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Support Services


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 Building, LCC’s Learning Support Services  provide tutoring and  academic assistance to LCC students free of charge. For information about services provided, students are encouraged to contact Jennifer Goodland, Director of Library and Learning Support Services at (719) 336-1541.


LCC is committed to the emotional and physical well-being of its students and employees. LopesCares is a holistic initiative designed to provide support, education and programming to foster campus-wide well-being and safety. LopesCares is a 24 hr/365 day/year program where students, employees, and community members can reach out and seek out resources for themselves or report behaviors of concern to our counselor for intervention. LopesCares program provides support for individuals in crisis, having mental health concerns, and provides information and resources for drug and alcohol awareness.

Text or Call LopesCares 719-691-1601 or

 LopesCares Pantry

LopesCares is proud to offer supplemental food and hygiene items to LCC students in need. The pantry is located in the Bowman Building and is stocked by donations from LCC staff and faculty, as well as the LCC Foundation. To learn more about the LopesCares Pantry, contact Susan Frankel at (719) 336-1526.

Skill Building

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.

Disability Services

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.

Testing Center

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.

 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 Learning Support Coordinator and assistant librarian at 719.336.1541.

MAP to Success Center

The goal of the MAP Center is to guide students as they advance along their educational and career path. This goal is accomplished through student support in four main areas: academic advising, career advising, transfer guidance and co-curricular planning. 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.

The MAP Center is located in room 243 of the Betz Technology Center and is pleased to offer in-person, phone and virtual appointments and can accommodate students on a walk-in basis.

(719) 336-1199