On Campus Services
Student Support Services
TRiO Student Support Services Mission Statement 2010-2015
TRiO Student Support Services contributes to the five community college missions of the Northeast Higher Education District and is committed to fostering a campus climate supportive of student success and academic achievement through outreach, advocacy, and collaboration.
The Hibbing Community College's Student Support Services program is a federally funded TRIO program designed to provide benefits for low income, disabled and first generation college students.
Students make many changes when starting college. The extra attention and support from our SSS staff can help make this transition smoother. We will assist you with your personal and academic problems, provide you with career guidance, connect you socially with other students, help you with transfer issues, enhance your study skills and connect you with tutoring opportunities on campus. All services are provided FREE for eligible enrolled Hibbing Community College students.
The Student Support Services program has been active at HCC since 1990. Two hundred students each year are helped to achieve their educational and career goals.
"Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul.
Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal."
Who is eligible?
Services are free to enrolled students meeting at least one of the following criteria:
Low Income (as set by Federal guidelines)
Physical or Learning Disability
First Generation (neither parent has a four-year college degree by the student's 18th birthday)
If you are not sure whether you are eligible for these special services, give us a call.
Transition to College:
The SSS staff can help students work through personal and social concerns related to academic success, make decisions regarding majors and careers, and select courses to study.
Transition to College (study skills)..........2 credits
STSK 1100 is a free two credit class. The purpose of this class is to equip you with the necessary tools for success in college. In this class we help you assess your learning style and develop study skills such as note-taking, test-taking stress reduction, textbook reading, memory techniques, time management and much more. You will also become familiar with campus resources.
Choosing a Major: (career explorations).........................1 credit
EMPL 1120 is a free one credit class. The purpose of this class is to help students who are undecided about a career path. The Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory, and other Values Clarification instruments are used to assist students in finding a good fit in choosing their major.
Other workshops offered by the SSS program have included: Scholarships, Resume Writing, Transferring, Respecting Me, Respecting You, Women's Contemporary Issues, Better Money Management, and Making Peace with Your Body Image.
Services Offered by SSS
- Tutoring Services
- Free Photo Coping Services
- Progress Reports during each semester and following each semester
- Campus Visits to neighboring four-year colleges, BSU, UMD, CSS & UWS
- Cultural, Social and Educational Activities
- SSS Supplemental Grants to help reduce loans
Cultural & Social Activities
- Mesabi Concert Series Tickets
- Hibbing Community College Theater Play Tickets
- Holiday Parties & SSS Open House
- Graduation Banquet
- Special Events
- Two regional activities per year with students from Rainy River, Itasca, Vermilion, and Mesabi
- Many other activities both on- and off-campus.
All of these events are provided FREE for eligible students!
Student Support Services Staff
Dave Olds: Director - (218) 262-6759 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna Groettum: Counselor - (218) 262-6786 - email@example.com
Jennifer Boben: SSS Advisor - (218) 262-7363 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Torie Kutz: Master Tutor - (218) 262-6745 - email@example.com
Michelle Chamernick: SSS Advisor & Grant Assistant - (218) 262-6774 - firstname.lastname@example.org
To Make an Appointment:
Call (218) 262-6774. You can also stop by the TRIO/SSS offices in the HCC Student Services area, although it is a good idea to call ahead for an appointment.
At Your Appointment:
You will meet one-on-one with a staff person. You will talk about courses and programs that can help you be a successful student. You will get help choosing your class schedule and registering for classes.