The Student Technology Services center would like to encourage EPCC students to consider this and other great programs while attending classes during the fall semester.
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Back row from left to right: Raul Ramirez, Mgr Student Tech Services Debbie Aguilera, Ephraim Morales. Front row from left to right: Johana Herrera, Amanda Gomez, Alexis Guerrero.
“I know it is not easy to achieve success, but being part of STS has brought me closer to achieving it,” Raul Ramirez, STS manager for EPCC, said.
Many students are aware of the STS program, which is the student employment branch of EPCC that offers students part-time employment while being enrolled at the school.
To qualify for student employment within the program requires all candidates to present: a letter of interest, resume, current academic class schedule, and an unofficial copy of their transcript.
To be eligible to work for STS requires students to have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be enrolled at EPCC with a minimum of six credit hours.
In addition to the academic requirements, computer and strong communication skills are preferred to determine an applicant’s eligibility for the position.
The Student Technology Services is open to all majors, and is available for international students as well.
This is a paid position, and will work within any academic schedule to give more flexibility to a participants’ schedule while attending classes.
This opportunity is designed to give participants work experience, and is considered an extracurricular activity applicable to future resumes or applications.
Recently, STS is giving students more opportunity to participate with its two new programs.
Guiding Paths to Success is a program intended to help those students that are in remedial classes succeed during their academic paths.
It offers assistance by teaching participants important concepts from Education 1300, since remedial students are not allowed to take Education 1300.
The volunteers within the program are devoted to working together for the benefit of all students participating, to help all of those who may be missing these important concepts and push them toward the right path to success.
Additionally, the New Mathways Project will be launched to focus on active learning and emphasize on the math we use every day, including statistical math.
This project is a group of courses designed to broaden the participants understanding of mathematics and assist in saving students’ money on tuition fees and books.
This is achieved by allowing students placed in remedial classes to accomplish the requirements for their developmental math courses sooner than the standard developmental route.
Because this is a relatively new program, the number of classrooms and instructors are limited to only certain applicable majors within associate of arts and sciences, as well as certificates of completion.
With the help and support from the Student Technology Services, Guiding Paths to Success and New Mathways Project, EPCC students have even more resources to make their college experience exceptional.