Academic Enrichment & First Year Experience

What we offer

The department includes a variety of services and programs to support students. The Student Support Services program is a federally-funded Trio program designed for non-traditional students. ConnCas is a state-funded program, which also provides support for students. In addition, the division includes the Tutoring Services Center, The Writing Center, and a Testing Center for students with disabilities who need accommodations. The division offers Developmental English, and two first year experience courses: College Forum and Freshman Seminar, both of which are college level.

A developmental course in writing may be required of students before they enter higher-level, credit-bearing courses. Placement in this course is determined by a placement exam, interviews, and additional criteria when appropriate.


  • First-Year Experience
  • Developmental English