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Computer Access

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, and type papers. 




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.



University Trips

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.


Academic/Personal Developmental Skills Workshops 

The workshops are designed to aid participants develop essential college success strategies and to explore academic and career-related topics.  These workshops are offered at various times each semester and are also avilable on-line via blackboard to ensure that workshops are accessible to all KEYS participants.  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.


Financial Literacy


Program participants will have access to services that will increase their knowledge and awareness of financial and economic factors that can aid or hinder the student’s academic progress and future. The KEYS Program provides the following financial literacy resources:


  • Scholarship information
  •  Help with specific scholarship application processes
  • Assistance completing FAFSA
  • Online financial and economic curriculum through USA Fund Life Skills
  • Presentation on available financial aid options
  • Guest speakers


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