The EPCC Counseling Department is here to assist you in reaching your educational and professional goals. Counselors can assist you with: career choice, personal issues, or any academic struggles you might encounter. We will provide the resources to guide and help you succeed!
Our mission is to promote Student Enrollment, Retention, and Success through Recruitment and Outreach Activities, Academic Advising, Career Exploration, and Personal Adjustment Counseling. We are committed to providing the best possible academic and personal counseling services to students. We pledges our advocacy to the students through the delivery of resources, guidance, and academic success strategies, while instilling a positive attitude toward learning and achievement.
At EPCC, a student can receive a Certificate of Completion, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or an Associate of Arts in Teaching. Consult with a counselor or academic advisor to determine the degree plan that suits your educational goals.
Students, are you feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? Facing personal challenges? You can visit any Counseling department to receive help.
Crisis Intervention Resources (PDF)
Early Alert Program
The Early Alert Program at El Paso Community College rests on the collaborative efforts of faculty, counselors, advisors and academic support services. We are working together as a team in an involved, proactive, and supportive approach to increase student's academic success. This Program focuses on providing our students with the assistance to attain the highest success in the pursuit of their education.
Learning Communities are groups of courses that are linked together by a common theme. Ideally, learning communities support learning to learn as a social act. Students enrolled will bring the confidence and social energy fostered by membership in the community into the classroom.
- Participate in a sharing of curriculum and assignments which provides a consistent interdisciplinary experience that promotes a deeper type of learning than regular courses.
- Students in developmental classes can work on skills and earn transfer credits in some pairings!
- Develop shared knowledge
- Actively learn and reflect on your learning
- Create “links” and apply the objectives of both courses through curriculum and real life experience
Why are Learning Communities Good for Students?
- Students become part of a community of learners and rely on their classmates for ideas and support
- Students get an automatic transfer of skills to other courses which allows them to learn their skills more thoroughly
- Students are able to pair 2 classes that are required for their degree, usually with overlap of assignments or topics, which helps with homework and time management
- Students are able to get 2 classes that they need to take for their degree together usually with overlap of assignments or assignment topics so homework and time management is not overwhelming
- Students get practice working in groups through collaboration and projects just like they will in the work force
- Students make friends!
- Students learn to think about numerous topics and talk about them in order to learn about themselves and their world
- Increased intellectual interaction and shared inquiry
Registering for a Learning Community Program
To register for a Learning Community using online registration, simply enter both CRNs into the Registration Worksheet. If one course in the pair is developmental, enter that CRN first, otherwise it will not add the courses. If you receive the error message “Registration Add Errors” make sure that you have entered both CRNs correctly. If you have any questions please contact a counselor!