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Academic Catalog

 
    Temple College
   
 
  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Student Success



The Student Success Center is available to help students who are under-prepared for college level course work. The services outlined below are free to Temple College learners.

Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) and GED Preparation

The mission of the Adult Education and Literacy and the GED Preparation Program is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to successfully take the GED exam. Students will receive skills in communication, information processing, critical thinking and reading, and problem solving. Emphasis also is placed on students entering the workplace or continuing in higher education. For more information regarding these services, call 254-298-8620 or email ael@templejc.edu

English Language Acquisition (ELA) for Adults

English Language Acquisition (ELA) for Adults is a program where adults learning English as a second language can improve their English communication skills with help from instructors and community volunteers. Classes focus on different language skills depending on the student’s English abilities, interests, and needs. The ELA program focuses on conversational English, grammar, reading, listening, comprehension, writing and vocabulary. ELA students enjoy small class sizes and a personalized approach to learning. This program is not only an opportunity for language learning, but also for cultural exchange and understanding. For more information regarding these services please call: 254-298-8620 or email ael@templejc.edu.

Math Tutorial Center

The Temple College Math Tutorial Center is dedicated to providing math assistance to students in developmental and credit mathematics courses. The Math Tutorial Center is located in the Student Success Center. Check with center directors for available tutoring at the Taylor and Hutto locations.

Writing Center

The Temple College Writing Center is dedicated to providing advice and resources at every stage of the writing process. The goal of the Writing Center is to engage the campus community in conversations about writing; to that end, the Center provides face-to-face consultations and workshops for writers in all disciplines. Beginning with writers’ needs and concerns, the staff of the Center uses their knowledge and expertise to enhance writers’ understanding of a variety of issues, such as purpose, audience, style and conventions. The Writing Center is located in the Student Success Center.

Community Services

Community service agencies work in coordination with Student Enrollment Services offering assistance to qualified students. The following agencies provide tuition assistance, disabilities accommodations, and other services necessary for success of special populations.

Vocational Rehabilitation

The Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) offers assistance for tuition and non-refundable fees to students who have certain disabling conditions, provided their vocational objectives have been approved by a DARS Counselor. Examples of such conditions are orthopedic disabilities, emotional disorders, diabetes, epilepsy, heart conditions, etc. Other services also are available to assist the disabled student to become employable. Applications for such services should be made at: Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, 4501 South General Bruce Drive, Suite 35, Temple, Texas, 76502. The Temple office number is (254) 773-1674.

Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

The Workforce Investment Act consolidates and coordinates employment training, literacy, and vocational rehabilitation programs. Through the local Workforce Center, WIA supports workforce investment activities that increase employment, job retention, earnings, and occupational skills of the workforce. If you are interested in learning more about services available under the Workforce Investment Act, contact your nearest Central Texas Workforce Center for additional information. The Temple office number is (254) 771-2555.