College and Career Success

Mission and Goals

At Middlesex Community College and CT State Community College, College and Career Success courses initiate and support a student’s journey into higher education by providing and strengthening the foundation for academic and career success. Per CT State new policies in Fall 2023, new, first-time college students are required to take the College and Career Success course (CCS 101) in the first or second semester of their college program or before attaining 30 credits.

College and Career Success aims to acquaint students with higher education and to provide specific skills to maximize opportunities for academic success. The course includes navigating college, valuing diversity, exploring future career paths or options, and delivering strategies for success and resiliency.

Objectives

  • Locate and utilize various college resources and engage in campus life to enhance learning.
  • Apply skills and strategies to their courses and learning experiences.
  • Identify majors and careers and formulate plans to achieve them.

Points of Pride

  • High impact practice for First-Year Student Success
  • Themed, non-credit and 1-credit options
  • Guest Speakers
  • Program Coordinator Visits
  • Transitional Year Program
  • Professional Development Workshops for Faculty and Staff

Important College Resources

CSC 101 exemption

As of Fall 2023, students may request exemption from CSC 101 if they meet one of the following requirements as stated in the CT State Policy.

Contact Us

Dr. Eva Jones

Professor, English & Coordinator of College and Career Success
Phone: 860-343-5854
Email: ejones2@mxcc.edu Indicates Email address
Office Location: Snow Hall, 520
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