2 Outcomes for todayYou will know about degrees and programs available at LMCYou will be able to start your Educational PlanYou will make a Counseling appointment if you have not alreadyYou will know about LMC Resources
3 Choosing an educational goal at Los Medanos College College Skills CertificateCertificates of AchievementVocational ProgramsAssociate DegreeTransfer to a CSU or UCTransfer to Private or Out of State College
4 College Skills Certificates Available through various occupational programsExamples: Real Estate, Emergency Medical ServicesGenerally require less than 18 units of course workCheck with the Department for more information
5 Certificate of Achievement A program of study in a vocational, technical or business field. Certificates prepare you for a specific occupation or area of employment.Examples: PTEC, Vocational Nursing, Recording ArtsSatisfaction of the requirements defined in the Majors section of the catalogCompletion of Math, English and Computer Competency12 units in residencyCumulative grade point average of 2.0
6 Associate DegreesLMC students have the option of following the “Standard Path” or the “Transfer Path.”Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Science (A.S.) is the first college degree you earn at LMC. It requires the completion of 60 semester units including general education and 18 units or more in a specific major.Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.At least 12 units must be at LMC (known as residency)
7 Vocational Programs Programs include: Registered and Vocational (LVN) nursingAppliance ServiceAutomotive TechnologyWelding TechnologyFire AcademyProcess Technology (PTEC)Electrical/Electronic Technology (EETEC)Consult catalog for more information
8 What if you are transferring? Usually complete the first two years of general education and major preparation with 60 transferable units at a community college.Transfer as a Junior to a UniversityFollow CSUGE or IGETCTake Major Prep courses (Learn more at your counseling appointment!Counseling 32, 33 or 34
11 Math & English Prerequisites English Assessment must be takenCredit by Advanced Placement is accepted for placement or completion of English 100 at LMCIf you successfully completed Algebra 2 in High School you can begin at transfer level math.You must bring in high school transcripts to Admissions and Records at LMC.
12 English 220 or 221 Critical Thinking English SequenceEnglish 220 or 221 Critical ThinkingTransfer Levelfor CSU Or IGETCPhil 41 CSUEnglish 220Associate degree requirementfor CSU and IGETCTransfer levelCompositionEnglish 100Certificate requirementEnglish 70English 90
14 What is an Educational Plan? Plan of action for you to reach your goal!A visual guide of the courses needed to successfully reach your educational goal.Measurable tool for your goals.Visit a counselor to begin your educational planning!
15 How do I get Started? Identify your educational goal at LMC Assessment tests for English and MathVisit a counselor!Choose a general education patternSelect the courses you need for your majorBegin planning early at LMC.
16 How Do I Choose My Major? Major should be related to career interests. Majors do not necessarily lead to Careers.National statistics vary but up to 50% of entering college students are undecided about education and career goals.50-70% will change their majors at least once (on average they will change majors 3 or more times before they graduate).
17 Checkpoints to begin your educational journey Select a career goal, educational goal and a major.Follow Math and English sequence.College load is by units and not # of classes!Bring High School transcripts to admissions and records if met prerequisite for math or AP units.Sign up for Counseling 30, 32, 33 or 34Register on Web Advisor for your classes.Pay fees or visit Financial Aid Office.
18 How Do I Make a Counseling Appointment? Call or drop in to make an appointment(925) , extension 3334Office location: CC3 Room 414Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday & Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday & Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Friday
19 Student Resources Confidential Student Assistance Program Financial Aid Office: BOG Fee Waiver, FAFSAScholarship OfficeExtended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S)Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS)Transfer CenterCareer CenterCounseling CenterChild Care ServicesStudent LifeEmployment CenterGay and Lesbian Resource CenterMath LabReading and Writing CenterAssessment CenterLearning Communities
20 Learning Communities Umoja Scholars Puente English & Math 2 year commitmentPuenteEnglish 90 to 1001 year commitmentAVIDEduc 10 course1 year commitmentACEEnglish & Math1 year commitment
21 We are here to support you to reach your Goals! Visit the Counseling Center!