Permalink 07:25:54 pm, by Jennifer Perez
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Experiencing Academic Difficulties? You May Qualify for Services to Help You Meet Your Goals


Experiencing academic difficulties? Performing poorly on tests? Receiving bad grades? You may qualify for services to help you meet your goals.

Call Disability Support Services (DSS) at 714.484.7057 to schedule an appointment with SCE’s learning disabilities specialist. The learning disabilities specialist meets with SCE students who have learning difficulties to discern the nature and possible cause of their academic problems. The specialist determines if a free learning evaluation is warranted and if the student could benefit from DSS services.

Students who qualify for services may receive such accommodations* as:
•Additional time for test-taking
•Extra tutoring hours in any subject
•Note-taking assistance
•Use of memory prompts
•Audio books
•Use of calculator
•Kurzweil – assistive technology

*Accommodations will depend on the needs of each student.

Click here for a flier and list of learning disability characteristics in ENGLISH or SPANISH to see if these services could apply to you. Call 714.484.7057 for more information or to schedule an appointment today.

Permalink 12:07:50 pm, by Jennifer Perez
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Disability Support Services Celebrates 40 Years of Empowering Students at 2015 Transition Night

Join the School of Continuing Education’s (SCE) Disability Support Services (DSS) at the 2015 Transition Night to celebrate 40 years of empowering students with disabilities to achieve their academic and life goals.

The free event, open to SCE students, employees, and the community, is on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Cypress College, CCCPLX 3rd & 4th floor (9200 Valley View Drive, Cypress, CA). Transition Night provides an opportunity for members of the Orange County community with disabilities to learn about the independent options for living, working, and attending educational programs.


Over 50 vendors from Orange and Los Angeles Counties will be in attendance including those with living and housing programs, social security, transportation agencies, and educational programs. Entertainment for the evening will include informative workshops, “Dress for Success” fashion show, prizes, and more.


At the 2015 Transition Night, DSS will also celebrate their 40th Aniversary.  Check out the timeline of the history of disability rights in the United States as well as the history of the DSS Program at SCE.  In addition, click here to read about three of SCE’s DSS superstar students who are attending classes and reaching their goals to achieve greater independence.


DSS is proud to recognize a local employer at the 2015 Transition Night who has contributed to the success of the students.  Mrs. Winnie Yee Lakhani is the co-onwer and Ms. Maria Cabanas is the restaurant manager of YBH Restaurants.  YBH Restaurants has a facility called the Charger Cafe at Cypress College.  Winnie, Maria, and the rest of their team, have continuously collaborated with SCE’s DSS Program over the past several years.  Both Winnie and Maria have provided the students in the DSS College to Career, DSS WISE Program, and Cypress College Culinary Arts Program an environment in which they have learned and gained valuable hospitality and guest services experiences.  With their mentoring and guidance, Winnie and Maria have given DSS students the opportunity to grow professionally and personally.


Click here for the Transition Night 2015 flier. For more information, contact DSS at 714.484.7057.

Permalink 02:32:59 pm, by Jennifer Perez
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Welcome to the 2015 Spring Term


Welcome to the NOCCCD School of Continuing Education
from Greg Schulz, Ed.D., Provost

Change. Cultivated. Possibilities.


Thank you for choosing the School of Continuing Education (SCE) to continue your educational journey.  We are proud to offer you a broad spectrum of educational opportunities for the SCE 2015 Spring Term that lead to academic, career, and life skill development success.


As a member of the North Orange County Community College District, SCE students have a direct pathway to two of the best colleges in the state - Cypress College and Fullerton College.  In addition to the academic pathways available to you, we offer many career technical education programs designed to help you pursue a job or career in the local workforce.  In addition to these academic and career options, we also have a multitude of community service classes for adults, teens, and kids to meet a variety of personal interests and goals.  We encourage you to take advantage of the many student services available to support your success at SCE such as counseling, tutoring, or learning centers and computer labs.


I am pleased that you have chosen SCE to continue your education and I look forward to seeing you in class at one of our three Centers or many community partner locations. Let’s have a great spring term.

Permalink 03:56:44 pm, by Jennifer Perez
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Enjoy Spring Break: March 30 - April 5, 2015


The week of March 30, 2015 is Spring Break at SCE.  So enjoy the sun, take time to relax, and connect with family and friends.  Classes will not be held from Monday, March 30 - Sunday, April 5, 2015.  SCE Center Registration office hours will be open Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  The SCE Centers will be closed Friday, April 3 - Sunday, April 5.

SCE Centers will open for the 2015 Spring Term on the morning of Monday, April 6, 2015.  Registration is now open; visit for more information about classes and registration.


Permalink 09:01:06 am, by Jennifer Perez
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Nominate an Outstanding Student for an SCE Success Award


All instructional faculty and staff members are invited to nominate outstanding students to be honored at the SCE Student Success Event, held this year at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10 at the Cypress College Theater (9200 Valley View Drive, Cypress).  SCE honors students who excel academically, demonstrate leadership, and/or who have overcome significant barriers in order to continue their education.  This annual event is a highlight of the year, showcasing SCE’s determined and successful students as well as the value of SCE’s noncredit and community education programs.


Click here to fill out and submit the Student Success Award online nomination form by March 31, 2015.  More than one student can be nominated by a single instructor or staff member, however, a separate nomination form must be filled out for each student nominee.  All students nominated and NOT selected will recieve a letter of recognition from the Provost.


For more information or questions, contact the Campus Communications Office at 714.808.4663 or 714.808.4671.

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