Project AIM (Student Support Services)



TRIO Student Support ServicesStudent 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?

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

TRIO WorksCharlotte Mowery, Director, or 276-223-4756

Debbie Puckett, Counselor, or 276-223-4822

Maria Whited, Counselor, or 276-223-4791

Isaac Repass, Administrative Assistant, or 276-223-4761