College completion program to help students

Julien Galvan, Staff Writer

The Community College Completion Corps, also known as C4, is a program designed to help out community college students continue their education and transfer or graduate in an efficient manner.

“The C4 program is designed for students to basically stay committed to their studies,” Daniel Gomez, political science major, said. “There’s a kind of procedure that’s going on that if the student is slowing down or isn’t completing (his) pledge, (he will get) flagged; which is like a notification of sort saying basically, ‘Hey, what’s going on? You seem to be falling behind on your pledge, how can we help you?'”

The C4 initiative is something that has been heavily emphasized and promoted during both ASCC Cabinet and Senate meetings.

Joe Nino, an ASCC senator, said, “79 percent of entering-college students plan to earn an Associate Degree, but 45 percent actually do within six years.”

That’s a 34 percent difference in terms of students being committed to finishing school, yet not fulfilling the standard.

The statistic disturbs those involved with the C4 plan; the idea is to change the way education, or at least the manner in which transferring methods are conducted at the community college level.

Nino said, “The whole thing is that we’re trying to change the culture of education on campus.”

In its entirety, this program can be beneficial toward students, according to C4 affiliates.

It’s about finishing up school and not ending up another statistic; the program will give students a boost in terms of taking classes and finishing up.

ASCC Cabinet convenes every Monday at 2 p.m. in BK 111, while ASCC Senate convenes every Wednesday at 2 p.m. in BK 111, as well.