You will find the following information about College centers, labs, resources and student services on this page:
Academic Advising is provided to students in all programs of study at the College. Advisors are faculty members from various disciplines who work with students in good academic standing to verify educational plans, review program requirements and select courses; together, they ensure that each studentís chosen program of study integrates and supports personal, academic and career goals. In addition, students are assisted with transfer information, graduation status and referrals to college offices and resources as needed. Students are also provided information about institutional policies, procedures and programs. While the ultimate responsibility for making decisions about personal goals and educational plans rests with each student, the advisor assists by helping to identify and assess various options and the consequences of a studentís choices. Faculty advisors serve continuing students in good academic standing.
For referrals and information related to all aspects of academic advising, students are urged to stop by Room BG-12 or call 215-751-8777.
In the College Assessment Center, new students can complete placement tests prior to orientation and registration in order that they may demonstrate their skill level in the areas of reading, writing and math. Students returning to the College will be tested if they have not previously and successfully completed an English or mathematics course.
Testing may be waived for students with qualifying scores on the SAT of 510 Critical Reading and 470 Math and on the ACT of 21 English and 17 Math. Once the student has taken the College placement test, test scores are valid for two years. Students must be retested after a two-year period unless they have successfully completed an English and/or a mathematics course during this time.
The Assessment Center administers admissions tests for select programs, placement for specific courses, as well as GED® tests for high school equivalency diplomas. For additional information, please call 215-751-8006 or visit us online.
Comprehensive career services are available to all Community College of Philadelphia students at the Career Services Center. The Center offers individual appointments and workshops on résumé and letter writing, interview preparation, job search strategies and career decision making and planning. The Center assists students and graduates in developing successful strategies to find Work-Study, part-time, full-time and summer employment.
The Center maintains an online résumé and job posting service at www.collegecentral.com/ccp. The Center utilizes online resources to aid in career development: Resume Builder on College Central, interest and skills assessment on CHOICES, and The Virtual Career Library for educational requirements, job information and salaries to assist in career development and job search.
Recruiters from local businesses visit the College regularly to interview potential employees. The Center staff also coordinates an annual job fair. Contact the Center for workshops, recruiting, job fairs and special programming schedules or use the Announcements feature on College Central.
The Career Services Center is located in C1-34 of the Center for Business and Industry. For further information, please call 215-496-6176.
The Center for Male Engagement programs focus on improving the educational outcomes of African American male students by providing a community where males are supported by peers and mentors, and encouraged to take advantage of academic and social opportunities in their college environment. Participants are provided with an assigned support coach, academic support, life skills workshops and cultural enrichment activities. The Center also sponsors a summer program for students entering the College for the first time.
The Center for Male Engagement is located in the Winnet Student Life Building in Room S1-05. For more information, contact the Center at 215-751-8817 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reasonable accommodations and academic adjustments are coordinated for all qualified students with disabilities on an individual basis through the College’s Center on Disability. In order to receive special accommodations, students are required to submit informative and relevant documentation from a qualified professional stating the nature and impact of their disability. Additionally, students must attend a meeting at the Main Campus with the Center’s counselor for a personalized review of accommodation requests. To ensure timely and effective service provision, students requiring reasonable accommodations are urged to apply to the College no later than one month before the start of the semester. Students with disabilities are encouraged to call the Center on Disability at 215-751-8050 or visit us on the Web.
Child care is available for students at the College’s Child Development Center, which is located at 440 N. 16th Street, between Callowhill and Spring Garden streets. The Center is managed by Knowledge Universe, Inc., and serves children ages 18 months to five years. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Children bring their lunches. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided. The Center is a “peanut free” environment. Foods containing nuts or nut byproducts are not permitted. The Child Development Center offers a program for infants age 6 weeks to 12 months, a toddler program from 13 months to age 2, a discovery pre-school for ages 2 to 3, pre-school for ages 3 to 4 and pre-K for ages 4 to 5. Recognizing that a child’s first educational experiences are very important, all five programs are designed to meet the developmental needs of children as they grow. The Child Development Center also provides drop-in care on a space-available basis. For drop-in care, copies of a child’s most recent physical will need to be provided.
The Center adheres to all state requirements and currently has National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Keystone Stars accreditations. For further information regarding registration procedures, fees, fee payment policies, summer programs, required physical and health policies, and visits/tours, call the Center director at 215-751-8764 or -8765.
The College offers free, comprehensive counseling to all its students. The Counseling Center is staffed by full-time, professional counselors. Educational, career and personal counseling are available to individuals and groups. Counselors also assist students and graduates who wish to continue their education at other institutions. Information discussed in counseling is kept strictly confidential.
The Counseling Center is located in BG-7 and can be reached by calling 215-751-8169. Counselors are also available at each of the Regional Centers. Please visit the Counseling Department online for more information on counseling services.
The Learning Labs provide supplementary instructional assistance by faculty and peer tutors to students registered in a variety of college courses. Peer tutors are accomplished students who have been trained to assist other students. The Lab’s faculty members include specialists in reading, study skills, English as a Second Language, writing, mathematics, science and learning disabilities. Together, peer tutors and faculty reinforce and supplement material taught in class.
The Central Learning Lab (Room B1-28) specializes in Humanities, Social Science and English. The South Learning Lab (B2-36) handles Business and Mathematics. The West Learning Lab (W3-26) deals with Biology, Chemistry, Allied Health and Nursing. Services are also provided at the Northeast, Northwest and West Regional Centers. For more information and a complete list of day, evening and Saturday hours, call 215-751-8480 or visit us online.
The Main Campus Library is located just beyond the entrance to the Mint Building near 17th and Spring Garden streets. An online catalog and integrated network provide access to the College Library collection and numerous electronic databases. Classes taught by the Library faculty provide students with the knowledge and skills to locate, evaluate and use a wide range of resources to support their college coursework. The Main Campus Library is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours are subject to change, particularly during the summer terms and intersession, but the current hours will be posted at the main entrance to the Library.
The Northeast Regional Center, located at 12901 Townsend Road, the Northwest Regional Center, located at 1300 W. Godfrey Avenue and the West Philadelphia Regional Center, located at 4725 Chestnut Street have library facilities. The hours for each Regional Center Library are available from the Library Web page and posted at each location. Your College ID card, with current validation, is required to enter the Library and to borrow materials.
For more information, visit the Library online.
The Student Academic Computer Centers (SACC) offer students access to computer workstations with various software applications required in all disciplines at the College, including e-mail, the Web and laser printing. Student computer access is available on the Main Campus in rooms B2-33 and C3-17 and at the Regional Centers in rooms NW-120 and NE-123. Informational brochures detailing services and hours are available at each site.
Community College of Philadelphia is the largest public institution of higher education in Philadelphia and currently serves a number of students attending the College under GI Bill SP 2008. In response to a growing need of specialized services for these students, Community College of Philadelphia has created the Veterans Resource Center (VRC).
The VRC, located on the ground level of the Bonnell Building, Room BG-43, is dedicated to serving students who are veterans, spouses of veterans or dependent children of veterans. A Veterans Resource coordinator is available to answer questions and provide resources and referrals to assist veterans and qualifying dependents and spouses in understanding and accessing all services and options available to them on the Main Campus and at the Regional Centers. Services include:
- Access to resources, periodicals, and other academic material for veterans
- Information regarding VA laws and regulations and College policy
- Vet Connect, an online community for student veterans
- Peer group discussions
- Guest speakers on topics relevant to veterans
- Transition workshops during the new student orientation program
Note: To receive assistance in completing the veteran’s certification and veteran’s scholarship forms, students may visit Enrollment Central located on the ground level of the Bonnell Building or send an inquiry via e-mail to email@example.com.
The Women’s Outreach and Advocacy Center is dedicated to issues of gender equity on campus. Its mission is to foster a community where women can exist, learn and work in an environment that promotes dignity, understanding, equality and mutual respect. Its vision is to serve the College Community as an advocate for gender equality and mutual respect among women and men.
The Center provides a focal point where women can convene as a community for advocacy, collaboration, research and education. Through various educational, professional, cultural, social and supportive services and programs, female students are empowered to take responsibility and control of their own life choices. The Center is located in Room S3-9 in the Winnet Student Life Building. The hours of operation during the academic year are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please stop by, call 215-751-8808, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.