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

Extended Hours

Enrollment and Financial Services, located on the first floor of the Bass Library, will offer extended hours through August including some Saturday hours. 

Click here for extended hours.   

Register Today!

Register today for Fall classes. Classes begin August 25. Learn more and register today at www.lorainccc.edu/register.  

Convocation Office Closure

All LCCC offices will be closed 8:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 20, 2014 for Convocation.

Earn College Credit For Work and Life Experience

Attend an information session for Prior Learning Assessment and find out about the methods used to help you earn college credit for what you have learned through work and life experiences.
 
Click here to learn more and register.

Campus Tours

Tours for new and prospective LCCC student will be offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and at 4 p.m. on Thursdays through August 21. This is a great way to become familiar with campus and find classes for the upcoming semester. No registration is necessary. Simply show up at the Student Life desk on the second floor of College Center.

MyUniversity

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

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. 

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.

Hours of Operation

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