Jul 22, 2024  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [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. Tutoring is available at The Study in the Bowman building, or via D2L through electronic service TutorMe. For more information about services provided, students are encouraged to contact the Tutoring Coordinator at 719.336.1922.


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 and community members can reach out and seek out resources for themselves or report behaviors of concern to our team for intervention. LopesCares program provides support and resource referral 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@lamarcc.edu.

LopesCares Pantry

LopesCares is proud to offer confidential 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, the Jed Campus Grant, and the Stop the Hunger grant from Sodexo. To learn more about the LopesCares Pantry, contact the MAP Center Director at 719.336.1920.

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.

Library and Learning Resources 

The Library and its resources are an integral part of the instructional process at LCC. Copies and faxes are free of charge to the LCC community. The physical collection consists of around 15,000 books on all academic subjects offered by Colorado’s Community College system. The library’s collection development policy is available upon request. The Library also offers over one million e-books via the Aspencat/KOHA catalog system and millions of academic articles and periodicals offerings via the CCCOnline Library. Items in the physical collection may be requested or returned at any library in Colorado through Interlibrary Loan. The LCC Library also has Archives and Special Collections consisting of tens of thousands of items. Special Collections is most heavily centered on history and tourism of Colorado and its neighboring states, as well as subject collections on misinformation, adolescent socialization, and The Cold War.

The Library offers custom information literacy instruction as part of its “Don’t Cancel the Class” faculty substitute program. To book an appointment, or for more information about any of the Library’s programs and offerings, please contact the Library Director at 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.

Along with the LCC Tutoring Center, the LCC Library offers equipment checkouts to students including TI-84 graphing calculators; Chromebooks; Microsoft Surfaces (for qualified financial aid recipients); and accessibility devices for the visually impaired. Computers are available for use in both the Library and The Study. Contact the Library Director at 719.336.1541 for more information.

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. The MAP Center is also proud to offer bilingual services and support for First Generation Students. 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.