Catalog Winter Update

Student Success Services

At Kalamazoo Valley Community College, it’s all about you. From academic and career advising to tutoring, mentoring and more than 20 different clubs and activities, Student Success Services has something for everyone. Student success is the ultimate goal, and we're here to help.

Programs and services vary by campus. Call 269.488.4040 or email success@kvcc.edu for more information.

Texas Township Campus

Room 9300

269.488.4040

Arcadia Commons Campus

Room 109 (AWH)

269.373.7800

Bronson Healthy Living Campus

Room 211 (CAH)

269.548.3300

 

Student Success Services includes the following:

Advising and Counseling

Apprenticeships

Kalamazoo Promise Services

Learning Center

Library Services 

Office for Student Access

Office for Student Life and Engagement

Prior Learning Assessment

Student Employment Services

Student Internships

Student Organizations and Activities

Testing Services 

Veteran Services

Advising and Counseling

Assists with pathway advising, course selections, career exploration and planning as well as personal counseling needs.

For more information, call 269.488.4040 (TTC), 269.373.7800 (ACC), 269.548.3300 (BHLC) or email counseling@kvcc.edu.

Apprenticeships

An industry-driven, high quality career pathway where individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally-recognized credential. The Apprenticeship office assists companies with developing programs specific to their needs; advises employed apprentices on course selection, program policy, and completion; and provides information to students inquiring about apprenticeship opportunities in the skilled trades (electrical, welding, HVAC, EDMT). 

For more information, call 269.488.4040 or email apprenticeships@kvcc.edu.

Kalamazoo Promise Services

Offers academic and student support to Kalamazoo Promise eligible students. Kalamazoo Promise services assists students in successfully completing their academic goals at Kalamazoo Valley and connects them with activities and programs in the community. Students can schedule recurring appointments to stay updated on their academic progress to help ensure successful goal completion.

For more information, call 269.488.4040 or email success@kvcc.edu.

Learning Center

Offers a variety of services to enhance student learning. One-on-one and group tutoring is available, as well as course-specific study groups and workshops. Tutors are available in writing, math, science, foreign language, and business classes and other academic areas both on a drop-in basis and by appointment.

For more information, call 269.488.4397 or email learningcenter@kvcc.edu.

Library Services

The Kalamazoo Valley libraries provide research support to students, offering classroom instruction, database assistance, and citation training. Both the Texas Township Campus and Arcadia Commons Campus libraries feature computer work stations, scanners, copiers, and printers. The Texas Township library has study rooms available. The Library also provides free access to some required course materials, such as textbooks and digital cameras, through Course Reserves. 

For more information, call 269.488.4328 (TTC) or 269.373.7848 (ACC).

Office for Student Life and Engagement

Connects students to events, activities, and programs. From meeting with transfer colleges to making a budget to learning about your strengths - this office offers learning opportunities outside of the classroom.

Office for Student Access

Provides accessibility and accommodations through advising, course selection, counseling, and advocacy to empower students with learning barriers or disabilities.

For more information, call 269.488.4397, TTD 269.488.4358, or email studentaccess@kvcc.edu.

Prior Learning Assessment

PLA is the evaluation and assessment of an individual's life learning for college credit, such as education acquired through workplace training, seminars, certificate/license completion, and/or military service. The PLA office will provide consultation and resources for prior learning credits.

For more information, call 269.488.4040 or email success@kvcc.edu.

Student Employment Services

Offers assistance with resume writing, cover letters, interviewing, and employment opportunities. Collaborates with local employers for campus recruiting and pathway specific career information.

For more information, call 269.488.4040 or email careercenter@kvcc.edu.

Student Internships

Coordinates on-the-job learning experiences with organizations for students seeking an internship. Internships are designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom in a work environment and receive college credit for it. Internships may be paid or unpaid. In some cases, for students currently working in a job related to their program of study, the job may be approved as an internship experience.

For more information, call 269.488.4040 or email internships@kvcc.edu.

Student Organizations and Activities

Get connected and experience college outside of the classroom through Student Organizations and Activities. With more than 20 student organizations on campus, including Soccer Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Associate of Information Technology, and Dance Club, students are encouraged to join an existing organization or start one of their own. Fun and educational activities include Cougar Connection, visiting authors and speakers, and financial and personal well-being workshops.

For more information, call 269.488.4825 or email success @kvcc.edu.

Testing Services

Administers tests including placement tests, makeup exams, online testing, exams for college credit, and an assortment of nationally recognized assessments in a comfortable, secure environment with flexible hours. The Testing Center can be used as an alternative to traditional classroom testing with instructor permission.

For more information, call 269.488.4235 (TTC), 269.373.7836 (ACC), or email testcenter@kvcc.edu.

Veteran Services

Serves as the central point of contact for students who have served, or are actively serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Facilitates access to college and community resources as well as a student’s transition to Kalamazoo Valley. A veteran lounge provides a space for student veterans to study, connect, relax, and access veteran-specific resources.

For more information, call 269.488.4970 or email veterans@kvcc.edu.