Laurus College offers many services to assist students in completing his or her program of study.
These services are available to all students currently enrolled and graduates of a degree or certificate program at Laurus College. The complete listing of available student services at the college can be found in the college catalog that each student receives at the time of enrollment.
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The Career Services Department at Laurus College offers ongoing support, assistance and resources to both students and graduates. Although Laurus College does not guarantee employment upon program completion, the Career Services staff works in partnership with students and graduates in their jobsearch efforts. Students at Laurus College are provided with professional career development tools, with the overall goal of gainful employment.
Career Services support can include (but is not limited to) resume development and review, career counseling, mock interviews, etc. Students also gain knowledge of skills related to jobsearch strategies, applying for employment and Labor Market Information (LMI) research as part of their program. Career Services also provides interactive workshops to both students and graduates. These workshops are not classes, but rather are designed to be information-sharing resources to promote comprehensive job-readiness.
Library and Learning Resources
Onsite at each Laurus College campus students have access to a number of resource materials such as dictionaries, thesauruses, and other resources to assist with their coursework.
In addition to the reference materials on site at each campus, Laurus College subscribes to the electronic reference database system ProQuest. The ProQuest Research Library includes more than 4,700 titles—over 3,300 in full text—from 1971 forward. It features a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers. This electronic database and research library offers a wide selection of resources and reference material to the students at Laurus College. This electronic database is available for student access at any Laurus College computer station, and can be accessed by students offsite through the Laurus College website. Instructors have been trained to assist students with the use of this online resource to fulfill their research needs outside of the normal librarian hours.
There are also a number of websites that offer free digital textbooks, reference materials and online learning resources, including:
In addition to the reference materials onsite and available virtually, students can also access the resources available at the public libraries close to each of the school locations: The Santa Maria Public Library located at 420 S. Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454, the San Luis Obispo County Library located at 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, the Atascadero Public Library located at 6850 Morro Road, Atascadero, CA 93422, and the Oxnard Public Library located at 251 South A Street, Oxnard, CA 93030. Students should contact the public library nearest them for information on hours of operation.
Prior to the first day of classes, students who are new to Laurus College are required to attend a New Student Orientation. During this time students become acquainted with the campus, the administrative staff, the faculty and their peers. The directors of the administrative departments explain ways in which they assist students and clarify students’ rights and responsibilities, and help to familiarize them with the policies for students at Laurus College. It is the responsibility of the student to become familiar with and abide by all regulations explained in the catalog and all supplements, as well as with the Laurus College Student Handbook.
Students attending classes in an Associate Degree program will be given the opportunity to receive a Laptop Computer loaded with all of the software needed to complete their program.
Laurus College staff will provide the appropriate textbook(s) for each course.
Student Study Groups
Students are encouraged to participate in study groups for joint study and research. During orientation and the first day of classes for each course, students are encouraged to form study groups.
Academic Counseling and Tutorial Services
Laurus College does not provide professional academic counseling or tutorial services. Students may seek extra assistance with college instructors in addition to scheduled class meeting times if extra academic assistance is needed. All campuses are open and available for student access on Fridays, during which time students may make arrangements with their instructors for additional academic or tutorial assistance. Laurus College administration will schedule students in appropriate courses to complete his or her program of study.
Laurus College does not provide on-campus housing. If this is a service you will need assistance with as a student of Laurus College, please inform your admissions representative during your interview for enrollment so he or she can best assist you in fulfilling this need.