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The Student Support Services (SSS), program is a federally sponsored TRiO project funded to provide services to eligible students enrolled at National Park Community College. Students who are first generation college students and/or low income, or have a disability, may qualify for the program. The NPCC Student Support Services Program is funded 100% by a U.S. Department of Education grant in the amount of $352,838 per year. Services available to program participants are:

--Individualized Academic Advisement --Workshops
--Tutoring --Transfer Assistance to Senior Institutions
--Personal Counseling --Career Development
--Financial Aid Advice --Disability Services
--Cultural Events --How to Apply

Individualized Academic Advisement
Services include academic advising for students requiring assistance in determining degree plans, scheduling of classes, registration, and determining transfer requirements to four-year universities.


Workshops are provided to SSS members in the areas of study skill, mathematics, time management, financial aid, career exploration, resume writing and personal development.


Professional tutoring is offered FREE of charge to students who are members of Student Support Services. Peer tutors are recommended by the Chair of the academic area for which tutoring is requested.

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Transfer Assistance to Senior Institutions
Students wishing to transfer to a four-year college or university within the state will be provided with free guided tours and transfer assistance. Services for all transferring students will include assistance with housing, registration, financial aid, applying for admission, consultations with advisors in receiving institutions, and other special individual services, as needed.


Personal Counseling
SSS Counselors are available for crisis intervention on a walk-in basis. In addition, students requiring intensive personal counseling will be referred to Community Counseling.


Career Development
Career exploration workshops assist students in determining their career goals through various interest and aptitude tests. Students also learn training requirements, job duties, and job market outlook for occupations of interest.

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Financial Aid Advice
Financial aid advisement is provided to those students requiring assistance when applying for grants, student loans and scholarships. Financial Literacy workshops are provided each semester.


Disability Services
Assistance is provided in note-taking, testing, physical and academic accommodations, and individual counseling. Adaptive equipment is available on the second floor of the Fisher Campus Center. Dragon Naturally Speaking, a voice activated word processing system, and Dragon Dictate, a voice activated computer that allows “hands free” use of the computer, are available for the use of our students.

The following equipment is also available: Zoom Text, Jaws for Windows, 4-track tape players, Optelec 20/20 Spectrum 20” Color CCTV, Dec Talk PC Speech Synthesizer, Braille Printer, Tactile Maps, Large Print Dictionary, Minicom IV TDDS and Able Tables.


Cultural Events
SSS members have access to cultural activities such as music, art, theater, museum, or history events. Transportation and admission costs will be provided.

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How to apply
Return the SSS application to the Student Support Services Office located on the second floor of the Fisher Campus Center.

New participants are admitted at the beginning of each fall semester!

Contact the Student Support Services director, John Tucker, by e-mail at or by phone at 501.760.4229.