Personal Skills for Success

Personal Skills for Success

Beyond Academics

Success in college is highly dependent on a solid academic foundation, along with academic skills such as reading, writing, computer proficiency, study skills, and the ability to research and acquire information.  Those who enter college already possessing these skills are likely to do well and achieve their goals.

Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, many students who enter college, especially community colleges, lack one or more of these academic abilities.  Fortunately Lorain County Community College has developed a wide variety of programs and classes to provide the knowledge, assistance and support necessary for students to acquire the skills needed to succeed academically.

What many students do not realize, however, is that success in college is dependent on a number of other skills which are not apparent because they are not directly related to academic areas.  One of the most challenging tasks for many college students is that of making the transition to college.  College differs significantly from other endeavors such as high school, work, and raising a family.  Therefore, in order to make the transition as easily and successfully as possible, students need to acquire and/or improve basic behavioral skills such as stress management and time management.  While these skills are important to all people, college students in particular can benefit from this knowledge, and, in fact, these types of skills can sometimes make the difference between being successful and not.  Community college students in particular are generally trying to balance school, work, and family responsibilities, as well as a variety of other time-intensive obligations.  In order to manage this balancing act effectively, it is essential to gain and utilize some basic tools.

The pages below provide information on tools for: 

  1. Stress Management
  2. Time Management
  3. Problem-Solving
  4. Coping with Test Anxiety 

It will be most helpful to print each of these modules so that the information will be easily accessible when needed.

For questions or additional information, please contact Maureen Bohning in the Counseling Office at 366-7677.

Announcements

Be a Success. Register Now!

Registration is now open for Summer and Fall classes.  Learn more and register today at www.lorainccc.edu/reginfo.

MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014 and spring 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
  
Click here to learn more and to complete the Completion Pledge. 

Hours of Operation

Please note that campus service hours have been adjusted for spring semester. For a list of updated service hours, please visit www.lorainccc.edu/hours

Expect Traffic Delays

Road construction on Abbe Road north of LCCC will resume Monday, April 7. Please expect delays when traveling north from LCCC towards Detroit Road.  
      
Click here for updates and alternate travel routes.

Level Up 2014 Digital Game Development Conference

LCCC will host Level Up 2014 @ LCCC for anyone interested in turning their gaming interest or hobby into a career. 

Friday, May 2
9 a.m to 1 p.m.
Lorain County Community College
Learn more at www.lorainccc.edu/levelup.

1098-T Tax Forms

Students will begin receiving 1098-T tax forms via postal mail in the next several days. Click here for more information about the 1098-T forms.

Save Money on Tuition

Register for 13 to 18 credit hours at LCCC and pay for only 13!

Lorain County WIN

LCCC and the JVS have launched Lorain County WIN (Workforce Innovation Network), a new partnership providing workforce training to Lorain County. Learn more at www.loraincountywins.com.

Mental Health Online Screenings

The Lorain County Board of Mental Health offers a free online screening tool for mental health disorders.

Click here to learn more.