Student Support Services (SSS)

Our goal is to support participants in their persistence and completion of a college degree/credential and transfer to a 4-year institution.

Panelists Don King, Cassandra Rhodes, Tiffany Vega and Steffen McGhee, left to right, discuss their experiences as the first members of their families to attend college. The forum was part of PCC's celebration of National First-Generation Day on Nov. 8 — the same day federal Higher Education Act of 1965 legislation was signed into law 57 years ago.

About SSS

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) provides counseling, academic advising, tutoring, assistance in applying for financial aid, student engagement, and support. Meet our staff!

Eligibility Requirements


One-on-one virtual tutoring sessions with a TRiO tutor are available by appointment. There is also 24-hour tutoring through Tutor Me, a contracted service made available exclusively for TRiO students here at PCC. Both services can be accessed through the TRiO Moodle course, also made available for TRiO students.

The Individual Academic plan provides a snapshot of the student’s progress toward their academic goals. Developed in a collaborative process with the TRiO Counselor, it serves as a blueprint for academic and career pathways. The Individual Academic Plan is completed each semester. Virtual appointments are available with the counselor.

Career Assessment and Advising are an integral part of services provided to TRiO students. Through mutual respect, effective communication, and shared responsibility, students are provided with guidance and support to attain their academic, professional, and personal goals. Career assessments are offered to help students identify their strengths and ultimately decide on a career. Virtual appointments are available with the counselor.

Transfer Planning ensures that students are taking college transfer courses needed to transfer to a four-year college or university. Students are also provided with information on admissions, financial aid, and the transfer process. Virtual college campus tours are also available.

TRiO offers a variety of services and workshops designed to promote financial wellness, including budget management and student loan debt management. Assistance with completing the FAFSA and scholarship applications are available to students.


The TRIO Counselor will schedule virtual workshops throughout the academic year to assist TRIO students with career planning, personal development, financial literacy, college transfer, and more.

The English Academic Specialist will schedule virtual workshops to assist with writing essays, research papers, poetry, overcoming writer’s block, and more. There is also a weekly scheduled time for students to chat live with the English Academic Specialist for drop-in assistance.

The Math Academic Specialist will schedule virtual workshops to assist with various topics such as solving word problems, solving equations, graphing, overcoming math anxiety, and more. There is also scheduled time for students to chat live with the Math Academic Specialist for drop-in assistance.


*Students must have a PCC login to access the application.


Ed & Joan Warren Building (EJW), Room 1306
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Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM
Phone: 252-493-7689