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Student Success and Support Programs
Assessment & Orientation

The Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) (formerly Matriculation) is a process that enhances student access to the California Community Colleges and promotes and sustains the efforts of students to be successful in their educational endeavors.  The goals of the SSSP are to ensure that all students complete their college courses, persist to the next academic term and achieve their educational objectives through the assistance of the student-direct core services, which include orientation, assessment for placement, counseling and student follow-up services for at-risk students.

Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012 (SB 1456)

The Student Success Task Force (SSTF) report was developed by 20 members of a diverse committee consisting of internal and external stakeholders.

Convened by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors, the committee's goal was to examine the best practices and models for students’ success and provide

recommendations. The SSTF forwarded 22 recommendations and 8 focus areas that formed the

1. Increasing college and career readiness

2. Strengthening support for entering students

3. Incentivizing successful student behaviors

4. Aligning course offerings to meet student needs

5. Improve education of basic skills students

6. Revitalize and re-vision professional development

7. Enable efficient statewide leadership and increase coordination among colleges

8. Align resources with student success recommendations

The Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012 also provided a "policy framework" enabling the California Community College system to:

  • Re-purpose and re-focus core Matriculation services, assessment, orientation, counseling/advising to assist students in developing education plans.
  • Leverage technology to reach a greater number of students.
  • Require the Board of Governors to adopt policies to mandate orientation, assessment and student education


A Plan for Student Success

The Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012, Senate Bill 1456 was signed by Governor Brown on September 27, 2012 and went into effect on January 1, 2013.

With the enactment of the Student Success Act of 2012, a comprehensive plan to improve the California Community College system is mandated statewide to a) rebalance priorities within the system and focus on the core missions of workforce preparation and transfer while protecting access; b) making community colleges more responsive to the needs of students and the economy; c) increasing student success rates for certificate and degree completion and transfer to four-year colleges.

For questions, please contact Student Success and Support Program Director, Sonia De La Torre-Iniguez.

Student Success and Support Program Resources and Suggested Readings

Board of Trustees Student Success and Support Presentation

Student Success and Support Program 2016 Newsletter

Long Beach City College 2015-16 Credit Student Success and Support Program Plan

Long Beach City College 2015-16 Noncredit Student Success and Support Program Plan

Long Beach City College 2014-15 Budget


Contact Information

Sonia De La Torre-Iniguez | Student Success and Support Program

sdelatorre@lbcc.edu ; Extension 4307

Rosemary Brinker | Administrative Assistant

rbrinker@lbcc.edu ; Extension 4045



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