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Academic Support Services

In the transition from home to college, students may need to
discuss their concerns. A variety of resource personnel are
available to provide support and guidance to students.
Academic Center
The College Academic Center provides students with a location
to obtain educational advice and assistance Monday through
Thursday from 8:00AM to 8:00PM. On Fridays, they are open
from 8:00AM to 2:00PM. On Sundays, tutors are available from
1:00PM to 5:00PM. Counselors and advisors are available to
support student needs. In addition, materials and presentations
are available to support student learning; topics include how to
study, how to take tests, how to deal with stress and a number
of other subjects for enhancing student learning. The Academic
Center is located in Room 104 in the Hartzell Building.
Act 101
The College participates in the Pennsylvania Department of
Education's Act 101 program, a statewide initiative established
in 1971 to ensure that residents of the Commonwealth enjoy
equal opportunity to pursue higher education. Fewer than 40
postsecondary institutions in the state have this designation.
Although many students meet the qualifications, approximately
100 are chosen. Participants are selected based on specific
educational and economic criteria set forth by the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania. Act 101 staff closely monitors student progress
and provides academic, career, and personal services designed to
facilitate collegiate success. Tutors are available to assist students
in mastering academic and technical skills required of their
programs. The Act 101 program has been promoting student
success at Thaddeus Stevens College since 1976.
Academic Advisors
Each student is assigned an academic advisor. Academic advisement
is a vital element of support provided to students by the College's
general education faculty. Regular meetings with advisees ensure
that students fully understand program requirements, make
appropriate course selections, and follow prescribed registration
procedures. The advisor/student relationship provides a means
for students to seek assistance with both program-related issues
and personal matters. The goal is to serve the total student as well
as advise students in academic matters. Academic advisors are
available during posted office hours and by appointment.

Assessments

Student participation,performance, and evaluation have been
and will continue to be a critical element in assuring the College
continues to meet the accreditation standards for accreditation
and safeguarding a student's opportunity to apply for loans and
grants issued by the federal government. For these reasons,
students of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology are required
to participate in critical assessments and evaluations, such as, but
not limited to, those listed below:
* National Occupational Competencies Institute Assessment
(NOCTI): Technical program pre-test measures technical
competencies of students newly enrolled.
* National Occupational Competencies Institute Assessment
(NOCTI): Technical program post-test measures technical
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competencies of students completing a program illustrating
academic growth overtime.
Automotive Service Excellence Student Certification (ASE):
A series of exams that evaluates and certifies competencies as
a service professional in the automotive industry.
ETS Proficiency Profile Assessment: Pre-test measures
academic competencies in reading, writing, mathematics,
critical thinking, humanities, social sciences, and natural
sciences of students who are newly enrolled.
ETS Proficiency Profile Assessment: Post-test measures
academic competencies in reading, writing, mathematics,
critical thinking, humanities, social sciences, and natural
sciences of students completing a program illustrating
academic growth overtime.
Student Academic Opinion Survey (SAOS): Online survey
provides instructors with critical feedback regarding the
classes they teach. Identity of respondents is confidential.
Graduate Online Survey: Post-graduate survey provides the
College with vital information regarding career placement
and starting salary. Post-graduate surveys are conducted 1
year, 5 years, and 10 years after graduation.

Career Services

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology provides free placement
assistance service as administered by the Director of Career
Services. The median five-year placement rate of graduates of
Thaddeus Stevens College is over 90%. Placement rate is defined
as the percent of graduates who are either working in a field
related to their major or continuing their education on a on a fulltime basis. Many programs have a 100% placement rate. Students
seeking full-time employment upon graduation or Internships
during college should see the Director of Career Services in room
106 of the Hartzell Building.
Career Fair
The college hosts an annual career/job fair in the MAC Building
each February. Students are given the opportunity to meet and
network with hundreds of employers from across Pennsylvania
that have employment vacancies for full-time positions for
graduating sophomores and summer internships for freshmen.
Job Placement
Throughout the year, job vacancies are posted via the college's
job-posting website, College Central Network, one of the most
comprehensive online recruitment services on the internet. CCN
provides a direct connection to full-time, part-time, internship,
seasonal, freelance, and volunteer opportunities. All of CCN's
services are free of charge to students and alumni of Thaddeus
Stevens College of Technology.
Seminars/Workshops
Seminars and workshops are offered during the academic year
to assist students with resume writing, cover letters, interviewing
skills, mock interviews, soft skills, internship prep, and selfbranding/social media.
Internships
Designed for second-year students and typically done during the
summer between a student's first and second year, an internship



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