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

15 to Finish: Add a Late-Start Class Today

Take at least 15 credit hours per semester and you'll be closer to graduation and closer to your career. There’s still time to add a class to your schedule. Late-start courses begin March 23.
   
Click here to see the short-term class schedule and to register.

Use Caution in Parking Lots

Workers are replacing the light fixtures on campus roads and parking lots. Some roadways and parking spaces will blocked off during this time. Please be very careful and slow down.

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, spring 2015, or fall 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. 

MyUniversity

Students can save up to 80 percent on the cost of a traditional college degree. Learn more at www.lorainccc.edu/myuniversity.

Financial Aid Filing Fairs

LCCC will offer free help for anyone filing a FAFSA form - regardless of the college they plan to attend - at a series of Financial Aid Filing Fairs held in February and March. Click here for details and to register online.

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Sign up to receive text message alerts in the event of campus emergencies, campus closings, campus power outages and severe weather announcements at www.lorainccc.edu/alerts.

MBA Program Begins in Fall 2015

Beginning in fall 2015, Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration will offer a master’s of business administration degree through the University Partnership. Learn more.