Mission College TRIO/SSS ACCESS Program

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Contact Information

Phone: (408)855-5192

Location: Main Building, C1-117


Manuel Salazar
Program Director
tel: (408) 855-5191
email: manuel.salazar@wvm.edu

Welcome to the TRIO/SSS ACCESS Program

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TRIO/SSS ACCESS is an award-winning program focused on increasing the graduation and transfer rates for low-income, disabled, and/or first-generation college students by providing support and resources above and beyond those offered by Mission College.

TRIO/SSS ACCESS Vision: We are actively engaged in creatinga positive caring community that promotes diversity, leadership and student success.

TRIO/SSS ACCESS is part of the Educational Opportunity for Low-Income and Disabled Americans (TRIO/SSS) program, mandated by Congress. TRIO/SSS ACCESS is 100% federally funded at $267,565 annually.

Services include: Orientation (Student Success); use of the TRIO/SSS ACCESS office, student computers, and printers for researching, typing papers, and printing academic projects; Scholarship Search Assistance Program; College Success Workshops; College Tours; and Tutoring.

By participating in the TRIO/SSS ACCESS Program, students will achieve the following Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Actively participate in understanding their student rights and responsibilities in the TRIO/SSS ACCESS Program as demonstrated by:
    • completing the Orientation requirements.
  • Actively participate in the identification and completion of educational goals as demonstrated by:
    • declaring certificate, graduation and/or transfer goals in Admissions and Records;
    • completing and understanding the use of an educational plan; and
    • completing graduation and/or transfer goals within four years.
  • Actively participate in the identification and completion of financial goals as demonstrated by:
    • completing financial aid forms;
    • completing scholarship applications; and
    • obtaining other financial literacy information via workshops.

To guarantee success in the TRIO/SSS ACCESS Program, check out ACCESS: Am I On Course?

Service Area Outcomes

SAO 1: ACCESS-TRIO SSS students will complete the semester with a 2.0 or higher GPA.

SAO 2: Newly admitted ACCESS students will complete the ACCESS-TRIO SSS orientation within their first semester of entering the program.

SAO 3: ACCESS-TRIO SSS students will meet with an ACCESS counselor at least once during the semester.