Our STEPS program offers a host of services – from advising and counseling to workshops and activities – to help you reach your long-term goal of earning a baccalaureate degree.
TRiO offers both professional and peer tutoring in subjects that include, but are not limited to English, History, Psychology, Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry, Calculus, Physics, Biology, Accounting, Sociology, Math, and Algebra.You can sign up for personalized one-on-one tutoring sessions with professional tutors through any TRiO staff member. You can sign up for individual appointments with a peer tutor in the TRiO Think Tank study room.
Check the tutoring schedule for available days and times.
Skills Improvement (SI) provides help with traditionally difficult classes in which many students have not succeeded. You’ll attend a designated section of the targeted class along with a trained student SI leader who has successfully completed the class. The SI leader will then lead study sessions at regularly scheduled times to help you learn “how to learn” the subject by improving your note taking, graphic organization, vocabulary, and test preparation. STEPS regularly offers Skills Improvement in algebra, contemporary math, writing, and computer skills.
You will receive individual advising to help you figure out your goals and needs and develop a plan for success. Advisors will tell you your options for academic activities and support services and answer your questions about the college catalog, enrollment and financial aid. You will meet monthly with your advisor to plan activities to ensure a smooth transfer to a four-year institution. Your advisor will act as your advocate if you encounter difficulties in college services, and will monitor your progress so that intervention can reduce your risk of failure.
Advisors make sure you accurately complete and submit your financial aid applications on time and follow up on the applications to make sure you receive priority financial assistance. They will tell you about scholarships, work-study programs and additional types of noninstitutional aid.
The STEPS staff also provides career counseling, including testing to help you identify careers that match your interests, abilities and values and then helps with your career exploration.
The STEPS staff assists you in gathering information about four-year colleges, selecting a degree program, investigating financial aid, and satisfying requirements for admission. They also arrange campus visits to regional four-year institutions. These services are available while you’re enrolled at SFCC as well as after you graduate if you decide to investigate baccalaureate degrees later.
Free confidential personal counseling is available through the Central Methodist Clinical Counseling Center in Fielding Technical Center, Room 236, on the Sedalia campus. You may contact a TRiO counselor directly at (660) 596-7156 or email@example.com.
You’ll have an opportunity to attend workshops on all sorts of topics, such as computer skills, study skills, note taking, time management, money management, interviewing techniques, test taking skills, communication, and reducing test anxiety.
You’ll also have the opportunity to participate—for free—in a variety of campus activities and events throughout the year such as plays, art exhibits, concerts, and museum tours. You’ll learn about the diversity of cultures on campus, in the community, in surrounding areas, and around the world. The activities can also help you feel like a true part of SFCC’s academic community.
The STEPS staff will help you learn to use campus email, the software in the Yeater computer lab and other computer labs on campus, Blackboard (SFCC Online), and mySTAR, the college’s portal. The program has five laptops available that you can borrow after you’ve attended a workshop and orientation session.