Student Support Services (SSS) Program
Meet with your Counselor to plan a course to complete your chosen field of study. For programs with assigned advisors, your Counselor works with your advisor to make a course plan that's right for you. Counselors help you in formulating your Academic Plan which can help in completing your goals. One-on-one tutorial services are available through a qualified tutor.
The SSS Staff can provide assistance with personal problems and decision-making. You can have the one-on-one help you may need to successfully navigate the rough waters of juggling home, work and school. The staff is available to listen, help you gain a new perspective, or just work through a challenging day.
The Project Coordinator and Counselors can work with you in exploring careers/occupations that match your skills, interests and values. If you are having difficulty choosing a career path, we will be glad to provide the necessary assessments for career exploration and research.
Financial Aid Assistance
The SSS Staff has a working knowledge of Federal Financial Aid guidelines and coordinate with the Office of Student Aid to ensure that you have all the information you need to maximize your Financial Aid options. We can assist you with online FAFSA completion or corrections, course selection to ensure continued financial aid, or help you with planning your educational budgeting.
Cultural Enrichment Activities
As a part of ensuring that you have an opportunity to participate in a wide variety of educational experiences, SSS encourages all of its participants to attend planned cultural events per semester. FDTC's SSS program has arranged for students to attend Florence Little Theater productions, International Festival, Arts Alive, an opera at Spoleto Festival in Charleston, and much more. All free of charge to participating students. Contact the SSS Office to sign up for an event or two!
We also offer a wide variety of workshops to help you with academic and personal growth. Topics include: Financial Aid Information, Time Management, Stress Management, Personal Budgeting, Study Skills, and many others. Students should sign up in the SSS office for monthly workshops.
College Tours and Transfer Assistance
As a part of our purpose, we encourage all interested and qualified students to consider transferring to regional 4-year colleges and universities to continue their educations. Our goal is to help you plan for and complete all the necessary steps to ensure a less complicated transfer to the school of your choice and connect you with any support services you may need. We have a variety of catalogs and also arrange free group tours of several regional colleges and universities, including: USC, SC State, Coker, FMU, Morris College, and Coastal Carolina, to name a few. Students should sign up in the SSS office for scheduled college tours. Students can request their transcript for review by the four-year college's admissions staff to determine college transfer credits.