The College Success course is designed to enhance the student experience at City Colleges by providing critical information about academic and career planning, college resources, study and research skills, and opportunities to become engaged in college life outside of the classroom. This 3 credit course is offered to students during the first semester of their college career and covers the following topics:
- Successfully Navigating College
- Academic Advising
- Student Guided Pathways (GPS) and Education Planning
- Career Exploration and FOCUS 2
- Transfer Planning and Resources
Training and Requirements for Current and New Instructors
Note: Applications/Registration for Training is NOW OPEN.
Download the application and send the completed application to your College Success Coordinator (contact information below).
Instructors who teach this course are required to attend an annual training. The next district wide training will be held on Monday, December 14th and Tuesday, December 15th from 8:30am - 4:30pm at
Harry S Truman College.
The training covers:
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs), Course Topics,
and Review of the Textbooks
- Integration of Student Guided Pathways (GPS)
- Best Practices for Improving Retention
- Overview of Student Support Resources
- CS instructor certification is valid for one calendar year and renewed annually.
- Current instructors who need to recertify are required to attend the first day of training.
New instructors attend both days
Application for Internal
CCC faculty and staff, who have not been previously certified to teach
College Success, must download and complete the College Success Instructor Internal Application
and submit it to the
College Success Coordinator. Applicants must be recommended by a City Colleges
of Chicago President, Vice President, or Dean.
about becoming a College Success instructor, please contact the College Success Coordinator at your College:
College Success Coordinators
College Success Master Teachers
The College Success training is facilitated by the College Success Institute Master teachers, and Academic Affairs staff members. The College Success Institute offers opportunities for current instructors to become a College Success Master Teacher. The criteria for the Master Teacher distinction is that a candidates must teach the course for two consecutive semesters and facilitate one of the training modules during the Instructor training.
College Success Seminar Institute - Master Teachers
Kevin Smith, Harold Washington College Arlethia Mayes, Harold Washington College Donyel Williams, Harold Washington College Dr. Juandalyn Holland, Malcolm X College Lewis Rule, Malcolm X College Regina Walton, Malcolm X College Maggie Rice-Ayala, Truman College Allison Zures, Harry S Truman College Diego Baez, Harry S Truman College Gregory James, District Office