Support services

Student tutoring another student

At SC4, we want everyone to succeed, and the Achievement Center is here to support your path to academic excellence from day one. 

Tutoring

Whether you're trying to review a concept you didn't quite get in class or you want to stay on top of your studies by working ahead, you've got access to free tutoring whenever you need it. From writing to math, nursing to history, SC4 provides tutoring on every subject on a drop-in basis. Visit the tutoring schedule to learn more.

Visit any of the centers below for more information or to receive tutoring:

Achievement Center
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday
Room B100, College Center
(810) 989-5759
ac@sc4.edu 

Writing Center 
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday
Room 313, Main Building
(810) 989-5806
wc@sc4.edu

Math Center
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday
Room 100, College Center
(810) 989-5701

Disability Resources

Located in the Achievement Center at SC4, we provide support and resources for students with or without a documented disability. Students do not need to have documentation of a disability to discuss strategies for college success with the coordinator of academic success and disability resources.  Incoming students who would like to meet with the coordinator should make an appointment as early as possible in their first semester or during the enrollment process. Failure to register a disability with the office in a timely manner will lead to delays in receiving services.

Available Accommodations

We offer many accommodations for students who provide supporting documentation of a disability. These range from accommodations in the classroom to computer software and adaptive devices.

Please contact the Achievement Center to discuss a range of options for removing barriers in your courses.

Achievement Center, Room B100 of the College Center
(810) 989-5759
ac@sc4.edu

For more information about your rights and responsibilities, visit the U.S. Department of Education Rights and Responsibilities website. We also work closely with Michigan Rehabilitation Services to provide referrals and services.

Whether you are preparing to pursue your first position in a new career or looking for an opportunity in your field, we provide assistance with developing your resume, honing your interview techniques, launching your job search and locating job shadowing opportunities. Contact the Advising office at (810) 989-5520 or stop by the Welcome Center.

Lifetime career support is also available to alumni, including access to the latest local and national employment opportunities. The Career and Employment Services office also organizes career fairs, conducts job seeking workshops, and offers an online mock interview practice system through SC4 Perfect Interview. For more information, contact employment services at employmentservices@sc4.edu or (810) 989-5788, or by visiting us in Room 175 at the SC4 Welcome Center.

Visit the SC4 job website for 24-hour access to job postings for full-time and part-time positions, temporary jobs and internships, and work study opportunities.

SC4 has one of the largest community college libraries in the state.

Add quiet study areas, numerous computers and quality staff, and the SC4 Library is the perfect spot for student learning.

What we have:

  • 545,000+ individual titles available including:
    • 450,000 e-books
    • More than 60,000 electronic journal archives
    • More than 30,000 streaming academic video titles
  • 90% of our collection is available to students, faculty and staff anywhere in the world over the Internet
  • Research and information literacy instruction sessions reaching more than 1,900 students per year
  • 24/7 research assistance available

The SC4 Library has its own website.

 SC4's Testing Center offers a wide range of testing services for students and the community.

The Testing Center is located on the second floor of the SC4 Welcome Center, which is at the corner of Erie and Glenwood Streets in Port Huron. Park in the northeast corner of the main campus parking lot.

Hours of operation

Fall Semester 2018

The following hours are effective through Dec. 14, 2018.

Weekdays

  • Monday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. *
  • Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. *
  • Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

* The Testing Center is available as late as 8:00 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. If there are no testers scheduled, the Testing Center may close earlier than 8:00 p.m. All testing is done by appointment; no "walk-in" tests are done.

Saturdays

The Testing Center is open from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the following dates in the Fall 2018 semester:

  • Sept. 8
  • Sept. 15
  • Sept. 22
  • Sept. 29
  • Oct. 13
  • Oct. 20
  • Oct. 27
  • Nov. 10
  • Nov. 17
  • Dec. 8

Please allow the necessary time to complete your test. In other words, if your test will take two hours to complete, you should schedule your test to begin at least two hours before the Testing Center closes.

Faculty may arrange other testing days and times with the Testing Center by calling (810) 989-5555. Please allow adequate time for staff coverage.

Testing Center Rules

In order to ensure that all tests are taken fairly, the following items may not be taken into the Testing Center:

  • Cell phones
  • Electronic devices, including:
    • Watches and fitness bands
    • Calculators (unless specifically allowed on a test or exam)
  • Backpacks, book bags, purses, or other bags or containers
  • Coats of any kind
  • Scarves, gloves, or mittens
  • Hats or other headgear
  • Shirts or sweatshirts with deep pockets or hoods

Also, food is not allowed in the Testing Center.

Due to requirements from some of our testing providers, you may be asked to turn your pockets inside out to show that nothing is contained in them. Testing Center staff will not touch or "frisk" test takers during the check-in process.

Only approved testing materials are allowed in the Testing Center.

Exceptions may be made for documented accommodations needs or religious reasons. Please discuss any needed exceptions with the Testing Center staff in advance of your test by calling (810) 989-5555. Last-minute accommodations may not be possible.

Testing Services

Accuplacer

SC4 uses the Accuplacer test from The College Board as an alternative method to place new students into the proper mathematics and English courses for their current skill level. Certain other courses offered by SC4 also require that a new student place into a minimum level of math and/or English in order to take the class.

New students, or transfer students without either an English or math course that will transfer to SC4, may choose to take the Accuplacer test, especially if they didn't take either the SAT or ACT in high school, or were dissatisfied with the results of those standardized tests.

Accuplacer is a computer-based test offered in the SC4 Testing Center. All new and transfer students are allowed to take the Accuplacer tests once at no charge. The complete Accuplacer test includes:

  • Reading Comprehension - used to determine whether a student should consider taking a basic college reading course during their first semester
  • Sentence Skills and Writing - used to determine the student's initial English course placement
  • Elementary Algebra/College Level Math - used to determine the student's initial mathematics course placement

Students may also retake the Accuplacer if they feel they could improve their scores and place into a higher English or math course. There is a $10.00 fee for each Accuplacer retake, regardless of the number of subtests that are retaken. Students can pay the retake fee on The Pier online payment system, then call the Testing Center at (810) 989-5555 to schedule their test.

SC4's Achievement Center offers free Accuplacer preparation to both current and prospective students. Call (810) 989-5567 for more information. Online resources to help students prepare for the Accuplacer test are also available:

ACT

SC4 periodically administers the ACT standardized examination on campus for area high school students. Call the Testing Center at (810) 989-5555 or check the ACT website for upcoming administration dates.

Castle

Certiport

CIW/CTC

CLEP

Compass

SC4 no longer administers the Compass placement tests from ACT. Beginning in September 2016, we have replaced Compass with Accuplacer (see above). SC4 does, however, still accept Compass placement scores that were taken before that date, and any Compass scores already in our system (whether taken at SC4 or elsewhere) remain valid for placement.

EMPCO

  • Corrections officer
  • Deputy sheriff
  • Firefighter
  • Law enforcement

HESI

National Career Readiness Certificate

PearsonVUE

  • American Medical Technologists
  • CompTIA

  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

SAT

SC4 periodically administers the SAT standardized examination on campus for area high school students. Call the Testing Center at (810) 989-5555 or check The College Board's website for upcoming administration dates.

SC4 departmental exams

Some of SC4's academic departments offer the opportunity to test out of a course or obtain credit for prior knowledge or experience through a test. The Testing Center administers many of these exams.

SC4 On-Campus Classes - Proctored Tests and Exams

The Testing Center proctors tests and exams for on-campus classes, allowing students to take a test at a convenient time outside of regular classroom hours. Your instructor will give you information about how and when you take these tests.

SC4 Online Classes - Proctored Tests and Exams

The Testing Center also proctors tests and exams for online classes that require an in-person test or exam that can't be taken online. Your instructor will give you information about how and when you take these tests.

Testing for other colleges and universities

SC4's Testing Center cooperates with other colleges and universities, both in Michigan and beyond, to administer and proctor tests and exams. Many of these tests are for online courses offered by another school but requiring a supervised testing environment. Your instructor for an external course will give you information about how and when you take these tests.

WorkKeys

Our TRIO Student Support Services provides personalized assistance to first-generation college students. We are here to help our students graduate with either a certificate or associate degree, and then transfer to a four-year institution if that is your goal.

TRIO Student Support Services serves 140 students each year. You can apply via the SC4 Portal once you are accepted as an SC4 student. Upon completion and submission of the TRIO application, TRIO staff will review the application and schedule an interview. Each student selected for participation must attend the TRIO Orientation (designed for new TRIO participants).

Eligibility

To qualify for TRIO support you must be a U.S. citizen, a natural, or otherwise a legal recipient of federal financial aid and be admitted and/or enrolled as a student at SC4. In addition, applicants must be first-generation college students, and/or low-income, and/or have a documented disability. 

Note: The SC4 TRIO program will ensure access and participation to students regardless of gender, race, national origin, color, disability, age, and/or sexual orientation.

Program requirements

  • Must be an SC4 student
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Maintain 67% course completion ratio
  • Complete financial literacy module each academic year
  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid each year
  • Register for and pass SD 140 (College Success-TRIO only section)

For additional information on the SC4 TRIO program call (810) 989-5801 or visit Room B100, College Center.