Support services

Student tutoring another student

At SC4, we want everyone to succeed, and the Achievement Center is here to support your path to academic excellence from day one. 

Tutoring

Whether you're trying to review a concept you didn't quite get in class or you want to stay on top of your studies by working ahead, you've got access to free tutoring whenever you need it. From writing to math, nursing to history, SC4 provides tutoring on every subject on a drop-in basis. Visit the tutoring schedule to learn more.

Visit any of the centers below for more information or to receive tutoring:

Achievement Center
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday
Room B100, College Center
(810) 989-5759
ac@sc4.edu 

Writing Center 
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday
Room 313, Main Building
(810) 989-5806
wc@sc4.edu

Math Center
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday
Room 104, Clara E. Mackenzie Building
(810) 989-5701

Disability Services

SC4 is committed to providing inclusive learning environments, and we are proud to offer the following support services:

  • Interpreter
  • Mobility assurance
  • Note-taker
  • Reader
  • Referral services
  • Adaptive equipment and technology
  • Test-taking accommodations

We also work closely with Michigan Rehabilitation Services to provide referrals and services.

If you are a student with a disability, please contact the Achievement Center to discuss a range of options for removing barriers in your courses.

Achievement Center, Room B100 of the College Center
(810) 989-5759
ac@sc4.edu

For more information about your rights and responsibilities, visit the U.S. Department of Education rights and responsibilities website.

 

Whether you are preparing to pursue your first position in a new career or looking for an opportunity in your field, we provide assistance with developing your resume, honing your interview techniques, launching your job search and locating job shadowing opportunities. Contact the Advising office at (810) 989-5520 or stop by the Welcome Center.

Lifetime career support is also available to alumni, including access to the latest local and national employment opportunities. The Career and Employment Services office also organizes career fairs, conducts job seeking workshops, and offers an online mock interview practice system through SC4 Perfect Interview. For more information, contact employment services at employmentservices@sc4.edu or (810) 989-5788, or by visiting us in Room 100 at the Acheson Technology Center.

Visit the SC4 job website for 24-hour access to job postings for full-time and part-time positions, temporary jobs and internships, and work study opportunities.

SC4 has one of the largest community college libraries in the state.

Add quiet study areas, numerous computers and quality staff, and the SC4 Library is the perfect spot for student learning.

What we have:

  • 545,000+ individual titles available including:
    • 450,000 e-books
    • More than 60,000 electronic journal archives
    • More than 30,000 streaming academic video titles
  • 90% of our collection is available to students, faculty and staff anywhere in the world over the Internet
  • Research and information literacy instruction sessions reaching more than 1,900 students per year
  • 24/7 research assistance available

Click here to visit our library site.

SC4 offers a wide range of testing services for students and our local community. To learn more about what SC4's Testing Center has to offer, call (810) 989-5555 or visit us on the second floor of the Welcome Center.

Testing Services

Accuplacer

SC4 uses the Accuplacer test from The College Board as an alternative method to place new students into the proper mathematics and English courses for their current skill level. Certain other courses offered by SC4 also require that a new student place into a minimum level of math and/or English in order to take the class.

New students, or transfer students without either an English or math course that will transfer to SC4, may choose to take the Accuplacer test, especially if they didn't take either the SAT or ACT in high school, or were dissatisfied with the results of those standardized tests.

Accuplacer is a computer-based test offered in the SC4 Testing Center. All new and transfer students are allowed to take the Accuplacer tests once at no charge. The complete Accuplacer test includes:

  • Reading Comprehension - used to determine whether a student should consider taking a basic college reading course during their first semester
  • Sentence Skills and Writing - used to determine the student's initial English course placement
  • Elementary Algebra/College Level Math - used to determine the student's initial mathematics course placement

Students may also retake the Accuplacer if they feel they could improve their scores and place into a higher English or math course. There is a $10.00 fee for each Accuplacer retake, regardless of the number of subtests that are retaken. Students can pay the retake fee on The Pier online payment system, then call the Testing Center at (810) 989-5555 to schedule their test.

SC4's Achievement Center offers free Accuplacer preparation to both current and prospective students. Call (810) 989-5567 for more information. Online resources to help students prepare for the Accuplacer test are also available:

ACT

SC4 periodically administers the ACT standardized examination on campus for area high school students. Call the Testing Center at (810) 989-5555 or check the ACT website for upcoming administration dates.

American Medical Technologists

Castle

Certiport

CIW/CTC

CLEP

Compass

SC4 no longer administers the Compass placement tests from ACT. Beginning in September 2016, we have replaced Compass with Accuplacer (see above). SC4 does, however, still accept Compass placement scores that were taken before that date, and any Compass scores already in our system (whether taken at SC4 or elsewhere) remain valid for placement.

CompTIA

Empco

Firefighter Testing

HESI

MSSC

National Career Readiness Certificate

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

Pearson/VUE

SAT

SC4 periodically administers the SAT standardized examination on campus for area high school students. Call the Testing Center at (810) 989-5555 or check The College Board's website for upcoming administration dates.

SC4 Departmental Exams

Some of SC4's academic departments offer the opportunity to test out of a course or obtain credit for prior knowledge or experience through a test. The Testing Center administers many of these exams.

SC4 On-Campus Classes - Proctored Tests and Exams

The Testing Center proctors tests and exams for on-campus classes, allowing students to take a test at a convenient time outside of regular classroom hours. Your instructor will give you information about how and when you take these tests.

SC4 Online Classes - Proctored Tests and Exams

The Testing Center also proctors tests and exams for online classes that require an in-person test or exam that can't be taken online. Your instructor will give you information about how and when you take these tests.

Testing for other colleges and universities

SC4's Testing Center cooperates with other colleges and universities, both in Michigan and beyond, to administer and proctor tests and exams. Many of these tests are for online courses offered by another school but requiring a supervised testing environment. Your instructor for an external course will give you information about how and when you take these tests.

WorkKeys

Our TRIO Student Support Services provides personalized assistance to first-generation college students. We are here to help our students graduate with either a certificate or associate degree, and then transfer to a four-year institution if that is your goal.

TRIO Student Support Services serves 140 students each year. You can apply via the SC4 Portal once you are accepted as an SC4 student. Upon completion and submission of the TRIO application, TRIO staff will review the application and schedule an interview. Each student selected for participation must attend the TRIO Orientation (designed for new TRIO participants).

Eligibility

To qualify for TRIO support your must be a U.S. citizen, a natural, or otherwise a legal recipient of federal financial aid and be admitted and/or enrolled as a student at SC4. In addition, applicants must be first-generation college students, and/or low-income, and/or have a documented disability. 

Note: The SC4 TRIO program will ensure access and participation to students regardless of gender, race, national origin, color, disability, age, and/or sexual orientation.

Program requirements

  • Must be an SC4 student
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Maintain 67% course completion ratio
  • Complete financial literacy module each academic year
  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid each year
  • Register for and pass SD 140 (College Success-TRIO only section)

For additional information on the SC4 TRIO program call (810) 989-5801 or visit Room B100, College Center.