Completing courses and/or continuing to take courses

We recognize that when you enroll in courses, you intend to succeed. However, sometimes the course requirements may seem overwhelming. We have many sources of help available to support you. We assess your placement scores and grades and recommend courses appropriate for your college goals, so that you can continue to progress. 

Stepping Stones for completing courses and/or continuing to take courses

Once enrolled at Cape Cod Community College, you have many programs and services (“Stepping Stones”) available to you to help you succeed on this pathway. These may include:

Academic Standing Policy

You learn regularly whether you are in good standing or under academic review, academic probation I, academic probation II, or dismissed.

Advantage Program

This program provides a variety of services ranging from individualized tutoring, counseling and advising, specialized workshops to cultural opportunities to those students who are eligible for the program.

MM Wilkens Hall, Room 221, 774.330.4321

Advising and Counseling Center

Advisors assist you in planning your academic schedules compatible with your goals and inform you about college programs, courses and policies, recommend campus resources, and discuss academic concerns. All matriculated students must meet with their assigned advisor prior to registering for classes.

Grossman Commons Building, Room 203-C, 774.330.4318

Civic Engagement

"Service Learning combines service objectives with learning objectives with the intent that the activity changes both the recipient and the provider of the service" (National Service-Learning Clearinghouse). You have an opportunity to apply course theory and learning to meaningful and necessary service within the local community.

North Hall, Room 238, 774.330.4418

Coaches and Mentors Program

This program provides comprehensive student support services, including tutoring, academic advising, career counseling, study skills instruction, workshops, and job placement assistance, and is especially beneficial for adult re-entry students, students with disabilities, students with limited English proficiency, and students who were enrolled in a non-college bound program in high school.

MM Wilkens Hall, Room 233, 774.330.4374

College 101

College 101 is a multi-section course, each section dealing with a different theme, designed to provide you with information and useful skills for your academic career.

Deferred Payment Plans

Because the College does not want to see you choose not to pursue goals due to money issues, deferred payment plans can be arranged.

Financial Aid

Monetary assistance is available to help you pay for educational expenses. Three basic forms of financial assistance are available: Grants and scholarships, work study, and loans. Staff in the Financial Aid Office will assist you in determining what you might be eligible for.

Nickerson Administration Building, Room G-2, 774.330.4393

Honors Program

The Honors Program allows you, if qualified, to pursue independent research, to collaborate with faculty and students, and to develop critical thinking skills, leading to Honors recognition on your transcript and at graduation.

Tilden Arts Center, Room 218, 774.330.4658

Learning Communities

Learning Communities consist of two paired courses in which the same students participate, allowing for six credits of course work in two disciplines. The two courses allow different approaches to similar material or different ways of looking at new material. Each semester several different learning communities are available.

Learning Disabilities Specialist

For those students with documented learning disabilities, the learning disabilities specialist provides statements of appropriate academic accommodations, assists with course selection, serves as a resource to both faculty and student, and works closely with the O’Neill Center for Student Access and Support (see below).

North Hall, Room 241, 774.330.4533

Library/Learning Resources/Reference Librarians

The Wilkens Library is the only academic library on Cape Cod and provides a wide range of services, resources, and helpful personnel. All students participate in a library orientation in the course of their tenure at CCCC.

Math Learning Center

Available to any student who wishes assistance with math work, a quiet place for tutoring in math, or a chance to examine relevant texts on math topics, the Math Learning Center is open five days a week. Students sometimes do their math homework here because help is available.

Science Building, Room 112, 774.330.4626

Mid-Term Warnings

At mid-semester faculty members submit warning grades of C- or lower to the Registrar's office, which notifies students who have received such warning grades, allowing you to see where you stand at that point in the semester. You then have the opportunity to discuss your grades and how to improve them with your professors before it is too late to rebound from possible failure.

O’Neill Center for Student Access and Support

The O’Neill Center for Student Access and Support provides support services to qualified students with disabilities ranging from the obvious to the hidden, both in and out of the classroom. A wide range of services, specialized software, and equipment are available.

MM Wilkens Hall, Room 222, 774.330.4337

Open Computer Labs

You have access to computers in various locations around the campus, including open computer labs in the Library and the Lorusso Technology Building. All students have campus email accounts as well as an allotment of paper for printing materials in the course of a semester.

Reading and Writing Resource Center

The Reading and Writing Resource Center provides tutoring support for all reading and writing across the curriculum. A Learning Specialist and peer tutors are available to assist students with the preparation of any writing assignment.

MM Wilkens Hall, Room 108, 774.330.4526

Tutoring Center

The Tutoring Center provides new and returning students with the help that they need to succeed in their academic endeavors. Tutoring services are offered at no charge to students enrolled in credit courses.

MM Wilkens Hall, Room 111, 774.330.4352


Success Indicators for "completing courses and/or continuing to take courses"

You may measure your success on this pathway through the following:

  • Recognizing the need for help and seeking it, using appropriate stepping stones.
  • Connecting with instructors regarding progress.
  • Evaluating course load in light of other responsibilities.
  • Meeting with advisor as necessary to evaluate priorities.
  • Successfully completing courses attempted during the semester.
  • Meeting with advisor to plan for next semester.