Student Support Services

Student Support Services

Student Support Services

Three Key Goals

  • Help you do well in your courses
  • Help you re-enroll each semester and graduate on time
  • Help you transfer to a four-year college and earn your bachelor's degree

SSS is recruiting!

SSS is Recruiting

SSS Eligibility

To be eligible for Student Support Services, you must be one or more of the following:

  • Low-income student
  • First-generation college student with neither parent having a bachelor's degree
  • Student with a documented disability

Funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, SSS is an educational opportunity program that serves 150 students. Students in our program receive intensive, one-on-one and small-group assistance designed to meet their specific needs.

DCTC TRiO/SSS Application & Verification Form

SSS Benefits & Advantages

From acceptance into the program until graduation, SSS/TRiO students may receive and/or utilize in the following:


  • Academic enrichment and leadership activities
  • Academic success class
  • Computer lab devoted to SSS students to build technology skills
  • Effective retention and graduation strategies
  • Monitoring academic progress
  • One-on-one academic advising
  • Study skills development
  • Two- and four-year major planning
  • Transfer planning

Financial Literacy

  • Budget-management seminar
  • Credit education
  • Financial aid search
  • Funding postsecondary education


  • Career exploration
  • Cultural enrichment experiences
  • Goal setting assistance
  • Peer mentoring
  • Referrals to on- and off-campus resources
  • Self-advocacy skill development

SSS First-Year Involvement

First-Year Involvement in SSS begins with the Summer Bridge Program, which takes place the summer before your first semester at DCTC. Summer Bridge improves your reading, writing, math and study skills while allowing you to participate in various workshops that promote a smooth transition to college.

  • Summer Bridge Program
  • Peer tutors
  • Peer mentors
  • Supplemental group tutoring
  • Supplemental instruction courses
  • College survival strategies
  • Degree options/course selection
  • Career decision-making
  • Career interests and abilities
  • Funding your education
  • Mini-workshops

SSS Second-Year Involvement and Beyond

  • Tutors
  • Study Groups
  • Supplemental instruction courses
  • Transfer selection and preparation
  • Graduation preparation
  • Career networking
  • Job search preparation
  • Becoming a mentor

Contact Information

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Dora Schumacher
Director of TRiO
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Jill Bjorklund
TRiO/Upward Bound Advisor
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Caitlin Siefkes
TRiO/Upward Bound Advisor
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Cori Robinson
TRiO/Student Support Services Advisor
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Xuong Tran
TRiO/Student Support Services Advisor


  • Learning Center | Room 2–141


  • Summer Hours
    8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Monday through Friday