TRIO/SSS ACCESS Orientation for Student Success

For a better understanding of your progress toward success in the TRIO/SSS ACCESS Program, check out ACCESS: Am I On Course?

Student Responsibility - less than 10 hours/semester
Instructor: Michele Hittleman
Voicemail: (408) 855-5051
Email: michele.hittleman@wvm.edu

The ACCESS Orientation is provided to our students during their first semester as members of the TRIO/SSS ACCESS program. (Please note: This orientation is for TRIO/SSS ACCESS students only; it is not a campus-wide college orientation.)

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INTRO SESSION Orientation - COLLEGE SUCCESS!

(First semester TRIO/SSS ACCESS students- only by invitation)

Orientation is offered through the ANGEL "Mission College ACCESS Orientation Group."  Please see TRIO/SSS ACCESS staff if you were accepted into the program but are having issues getting into ANGEL.

Here are the orientation requirements for your first semester:
1. Online on the TRIO/SSS ACCESS Angel site:
  • Sign the student contract.
  • Take the STRONG career assessment quiz.
  • Watch 5 one-hour workshops (online at ANGEL) and complete the brief quizzes/activities.
2. Attend three in-person appointments with Michele Hittleman, TRIO/SSS ACCESS Counselor:
  • Go over your STRONG career assessment results.
  • Complete/revise your Educational Plan.
  • Attend a one-hour final orientation session to wrap up the semester.

This may seem like a lot, but it is less than 10 hours total.  Also, most of these activities can be done on-line, at times that are convenient for you.

Please see an TRIO/SSS ACCESS Staff member if you have questions about completing Orientation.