Professional & Career Development

Academic Advising

Advisors help CCAPP students plan their academic programs and assist them through the registration process. They are also available to help students deal with personal and academic problems that interfere with their academic progress.

Tutoring and Study Skills Workshops

Tutoring is offered in required and elective science courses by Appointment or Walk-In and is offered free of charge. The goal of tutoring is to help students overcome academic challenges that will lead them to improve their grades, learn good study habits and form their own study groups. Academic skills workshops focus on building skills necessary to succeed in college.

Freshmen Summer Program

This program will prepare students for their first college level science courses, and will give them a head start in their majors. An intensive four-week problem solving experience that combines the teaching of problem solving techniques with content in chemistry and physics. The techniques are applied to projects based upon engineering design problems. Students work in teams led by City College upper classmate.

  • Problem Solving Instruction in Science
    Students will be introduce to topics in chemistry and physics by giving students problems to solve that stress the application of these scientific concepts. Team leaders are trained to ask questions that force their students to think through the problems and develop their problem solving skills.
  • Practical Design Activity
    For this activity, mathematical solutions are applied to practical design problems. The problems are constructed so that there can be several solutions. Student teams set to work on a problem and prepare a presentation of the solution that may include charts, graphs and models and always a forma write-up.
  • Team Approach
    Students work in teams that are organize by majors. Often teammates become friends for life.


Division of Science/CCAPP Peer Mentoring

The program match entering students with upper division students to help students:

  • develop effective study habits and behaviors that will help them balance their personal lives with their lives as college students
  • develop inter-personal confidence
  • adjust to STEM course challenges
  • effectively manage their time
  • improve communication, and interpersonal skills
  • attend workshops on specialized topics
  • develop leadership and organizational skills
  • connect with SMP community

Last Updated: 08/16/2023 13:00