"Every student who enrolls to pursue a certificate, degree or transfer objective, and in
many cases even those seeking career advancement, needs a Student Education Plan
that represents the sequence of courses that can get them from their starting point to
attainment of their educational goal… Expanded resources for career exploration are
California Community Colleges' Student Success Task Force Report
"[The re-imagined community college] would insist on first-semester advisement designed
to acquaint students with the options available to them, help them set goals, and insure
that they create a clear plan for attaining those goals."
The American Association of Community Colleges’ 2012 report, Reclaiming the
How can this be accomplished when budgets are being cutback on Student Services?
Implement in an existing college success or career- and life-planning course,
a comprehensive guidance format where students create:
American Dream: A report from the 21st-Century Commission on the Future of
- An informed, declared major that will provide the motivation to complete their education whether it is
certification, graduation or transfer.
- A college or post-secondary path built on their thoughtfully chosen career
- An online 10-year Career & Education Plan to share with advisors so they can finalize a productive plan in the very short time they have together.
- A unique Skills-based Education Plan that provides the road map for the selection of courses and extracurricular activities, such as internships and self-directed online learning in order to facilitate the development of the skills required to be employable upon graduation.