Student Support Services (SSS) or " Project AIM" began at WCC in 1970. It is a federally funded TRIO program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Our Mission is to provide support services to 235 eligible students to enhance academic performance with the goal of increasing their retention, graduation and transfer rates.
What services are provided?
- Workshops on student success topics such as study and test taking skills, time management, financial literacy, financial aid, note taking, etc.
- Individualized attention, personal support (this service is the most talked about among students)
- Academic guidance
- Financial Aid completion
- Transfer assistance to Four Year Institutions
- College tours
- Career assessments
- Opportunity to connect with other WCC students
Who is eligible to take part in student support services (Project AIM)?
- First generation student whose parent(s) or guardian has not earned a 4-year degree
- Income eligible
- Students with a documented disability
How do I become a participant?
- Print and complete the application or pick one up at any of the WCC locations
- Submit a copy of one of the following:
- Federal income tax return
- Copy of IRS tax transcripts
What are my responsibilities as a participant?
- Stay enrolled in a certificate or associate degree program
- Seek assistance when there are issues with classes, scheduling, etc.
- Attend at least one advising session each semester
- Maintain contact with your assigned Project AIM counselor throughout the semester
- Participate in workshops and seminars
Project AIM is located in Carroll Hall room 106 (across from security) or at the Crossroads Institute in Galax
Charlotte Mowery, Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or 276-223-4756
Debbie Puckett, Counselor, email@example.com or 276-223-4822
Maria Whited, Counselor, firstname.lastname@example.org or 276-223-4791
Jessica Phillips, Administrative Assistant, email@example.com or 276-744-4982