Aside from the Academic Complex Computer Lab (ACCL) and the Student Success Center, KEYS Program offers computer access to students for academic purposes. Students can take advantage of the computers to research for papers on the Internet, type papers, and print resources.
For those who require advising, full-time staff members are available to provide academic and personal advising. Whether students have issues pertaining to graduating, professors, transferring to a university, or even personal matters, staff members are willing to listen and counsel.
Personal tutoring sessions are available to participants. Math and writing tutors are available from Monday-Thursday, and students are advised to provide an attempt at their work before seeking tutoring. Preferably, students should either schedule an appointment with a tutor or at the front desk. A copy of the work schedule of the math and writing tutors is available here.
Interested in transferring to a four-year university? For students planning to obtain their associates at Arizona Western College and transfer to a university, Student Support Services regularly takes trips to various university campuses around Arizona including: Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and University of Arizona. Students are required to attend a transfer workshop to quality for attending a university trip. For more information on attending university trips, talk to the Transfer Coordinator, Eva Aviles, in the KEYS Program office.
The workshops are designed to aid students desiring to improve their personal habits and achieve educational success. Students seeking to attend a university trip are required to attend a transfer workshop prior. Students can check the calendar for the list of dates for upcoming workshops. Workshop descriptions and the PowerPoint presentation used for the workshops are available:
Making a Success Out of Your Class: Interested in making the most of your education? The Making a Success Out of Your Class workshop provides students with the tools needed to succeed in class such as note taking, study skills, and test taking techniques.
Note Taking: Do you need to improve your note taking skills? The Note Taking workshop teaches students how the note taking process works before, during, and after class. Also, various systems of note taking is explains and the use of abbreviations.
Self-Esteem: Do you feel like you could be a stronger person? The self-esteem workshop provides a great opportunity for students to improve their self-esteem.
Study Skills: Is retaining information for tests and exams more difficult than it should be? The Study Skills workshop teaches the secrets to retaining information for tests and exams. High grades does not magically happen; it requires dedication from the student.
Test Taking Techniques: Are tests frustrating? The Test Taking Techniques workshop is designed to help students understand how to prepare for tests, strategies for taking tests, and controlling test anxiety.
Time Management: Having difficulty managing your time? Does is seem like you do not have enough time to adequately study or relax? The time management workshop can help you make the most out of your time to have time to study, work, and even kick back and relax.
What does "Financial Literacy" mean, and why is it important? Financial Literacy it refers to the set of skills and knowledge that allows an individual to make informed and effective decisions through their understanding of finances. It is important to understand your finances and learn effective money-management skills to help better prepare financially for your future. Whether you are going straight to the world of work, or continuing to pursue your education further, learning better ways of what to do with your money is always a plus!