Academic Advising Center
The Advising Center assists students in selecting classes based on their academic background, test scores, and educational goals. By providing accurate and up-to-date academic information, students are guided to select appropriate courses to meet their individual academic goals as well as the requirements for two-year degrees and/or transferring to a four-year institution.
Career Services Center
The Career Services Center provides up-to-date services on all careers in Washington State, through databases, books, periodicals, and other current career resources. If you are undecided about your career or major, there are career assessments available at no fee to assist with career and college planning. Individual consultations are also available by appointment only.
Scholarship information is also available in the Career Services Center. Scholarships for specific majors or interests, high school seniors, minorities and special populations are in binders and separated by deadline dates for your convenience. The staff is available to help students use the resources and assist with scholarship applications.
The Career Services Center also provides information and resources to help facilitate job searches. This includes part-time, full-time, seasonal, and temporary positions, as well as free printed materials on the job search process.
Individual assistance and guidance on job search techniques, resumes, cover letters and mock interviews are available by appointment. The Center also hosts employer information tables during Fall, Winter and Spring quarters and the annual Career Fair in the Spring.
College Transfer Center
The College Transfer Center enables Seattle Central Community College students to learn about transfer opportunities to four-year, Baccalaureate institutions. Each quarter, the Transfer Center brings local and national representatives from four-year institutions to the SCCC campus during quarterly transfer fairs, and other on-campus events. In the Center, you will find a library containing college catalogs, transfer guides, and applications, as well as a computer to conduct on-line college research and to complete on-line applications. The Center also offers transfer planning workshops on topics such as "Choose Your Major", "Prepare Your Application", and "Write Your Personal Statement." Proofreading services are also available as you work through the process of writing your admissions essays. The friendly staff is available Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm, to answer your questions and provide support in the transfer process.
Counselors teach students to identify and achieve their educational, career, and life goals. The Counselors at Seattle Central assist students in life and school transitions by bringing out and utilizing the student’s own resources, combined with the use of external support systems. They provide students with the opportunity to acquire the skills of self-management, decision making, problem solving and the value of commitment to attaining one’s educational goal. Counselors act as advocates to minimize educational barriers for students. They provide assistance at critical points to students attending Seattle Central: entering college, choosing an academic major or professional technical career, planning a program of study, assisting students encountering academic difficulties, transferring to a senior institution, or entering the job market.
The Outreach Coordinator provides and participates in Admissions, outreach and literature distribution including community and county events, provides direct recruitment/outreach to district high schools and community organizations, conducts tours and presentations to high school groups and classes, and actively seeks to create community partnerships and build community awareness.
Student Academic Assistance
Student Academic Assistance supports the success of low-income and first-generation college students and students with disabilities. We provide personal, academic and career counseling, transfer advising and tutoring to help students adjust to college life, identify personal and career goals, succeed in their programs of study, and transfer to a four year college/university. SAA is funded by the Department of Education, as a TRIO program.
Veterans Affairs assists student veterans and veterans dependents with career options and financial aid information. Veterans Affairs also provides information on careers in the military.
Women’s Programs offers special services and support to low-income women who want to return to school and prepare for a job with a future. We help women to explore career options and to develop educational plans ranging from short-term job preparation to Associate of Applied Science programs that prepare students for high wage, high skill careers. Women’s Programs also sponsors student organizations and activities including Women in Science and Engineering, a career exploration and support group for students interested in exploring careers in scientific and technical fields.
Worker Retraining Program
The Worker Retraining Program offers tuition assistance, funds for books and supplies, career guidance and placement, help with resumes, cover letters, interviewing skills, internet job searches, professional development workshops and a number of other career development training tools for dislocated and unemployed individuals. Persons who are unemployed, facing layoff or have exhausted all of their unemployment insurance benefits within the past two years may qualify for Worker Retraining benefits. Our office will provide a qualified advisor to help you with your career and educational choices based on your needs, interests, skills, values, abilities and long term goals in order that you may successfully meet the needs of today’s employers.