Noncredit Counseling

Noncredit Student Success and Support Program (3SP)

Mission statement

The mission of the Noncredit Student Success and Support Program (NC 3SP) is to help students enrolled in adult basic education, noncredit English as a Second Language, citizenship, and short-term vocational skills classes navigate the educational systems of the college from admission until students reach their educational goals. Our program provides a range of services that include orientation, assessment and placement, counseling (academic, career, and personal), advising, student educational planning, and follow-up services. 

Please call us at (805) 922-6966 ext. 3740 to schedule an appointment or to check for drop-in counseling hours. You can also visit us at the Santa Maria campus, Community Education (bldg. S).  

*Hours of operation

Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Hours are subject to change. 

                                                                                                   

Schedule an appointment with a Noncredit Counselor. 

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Last Modified Aug 29, 2016