The Successful Student Program

This program provides students with the information and skills they need to succeed in their studies, including setting academic goals, managing time and financial resources to meet those goals, and developing an awareness of how they learn. Students also build thinking, listening, reading, study skills, note-taking, test-taking, and information literacy skills. The program also includes discussions on stress management and career development. Throughout, students will apply critical thinking skills to solve problems and evaluate situations. The skills students learn from this program will be essential to student success not only in the academic context, but will also carry over to any professional undertakings thereafter.


Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Create long- and short-term goals that align with your personal mission statement
  • Create an academic time-management plan
  • Create long- and short-term financial goals
  • Solve a problem using critical and creative thinking
  • Recommend effective learning strategies for your learning preferences
  • Create class notes using active listening techniques
  • Create reading notes using active reading techniques
  • Recommend strategies for studying for and taking a test Mentor supported
  • Recommend strategies to appropriately communicate with diverse audiences, including peers, instructors, and teams
  • Evaluate sources for reliability, credibility, currency, and accuracy
  • Create a stress-management plan
  • Create a career exploration plan
  • Use Microsoft Office


Education and National Certifications

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • There are no state approval and/or state requirements associated with this program.
  • There is a National Certification exam available to students who successfully complete this program:
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam.


National Certification

Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam. Although there are no state approval, state registration or other state requirements for this program, students who complete this program  will be prepared and are eligible to sit for this national certification exam. Students who complete this program are encouraged to complete the externship option with their program. Students who complete this program can and do sit for the MOS national certification exams and are qualified, eligible and prepared to do so.


Externship / Hands on Training / Practicum

Although not a requirement, once students complete the program, they have the ability to participate in an externship and/or hands on practicum so as to practice the skills necessary to perform the job requirements of a professional in this field. Students will be assisted with completing a resume and/or other requirements necessary to work in this field. All students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an externship and will be placed with a participating organization near their location.