For nearly 50 years, Montcalm Community College has been helping students achieve their educational and career goals. A variety of services across campus is helping to ensure the tradition continues.
The college’s Student Success Center brings together counseling, testing, tutoring, supplemental instruction and career placement services in room D318 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on MCC’s main campus in Sidney.
Academic counseling helps students navigate the college environment and their degree program requirements.
For students who are undecided about their course of study, an appointment for career counseling can help them clarify interests, values and abilities that affect career choice. Career counseling appointments typically include a thorough discussion of background and future plans, but may also include the use of career development instruments.
A full-service testing center is located in the Student Success Center. It is available for students to take proctored tests for a variety of courses.
In addition, Compass testing is available by appointment to assess skill levels. Assessing skills aids in placing students into courses that will provide their best path to success.
MCC offers free tutoring and supplemental instruction assistance to its currently enrolled students who are experiencing academic difficulty. Drop-in tutoring is available for mathematics, computer information systems and writing support. In addition, the college offers online tutoring, as well as a drop-in student success tutor.
Career placement services distributes a weekly Career Connections newsletter, which seeks to connect students with job and internship opportunities at area businesses.
The Student Success Center also offers enrichment events, including workshops on topics such as test anxiety, study skills, time management, career options and more.
Financial aid assistance is available in the Financial Aid office, located in the upper level of the Donald C. Burns Administration/Library Building on MCC’s Sidney campus. Students can consider their financial aid options and explore scholarship opportunities. The first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available at www.fafsa.gov.
MCC’s Library offers books and other reference materials, a wide variety of databases with onsite computer access for completing research, study rooms, a printing station, wireless Internet access and more. Library staff is available to assist users with finding materials.
Computer labs offer computers for student and public use featuring state-of-the-art technology, printing services on a pay-per-page basis and help from lab assistants.