To improve students' learning outcomes and prepare the workforce needed for California economy, Governor Brown signed Student Success Act of 2012 into law. The bill will help more California community college students reach their goals of earning a degree or a certificate, advancing in their careers, and/or transferring to a four-year university.

To set a clear academic and/or career goal and reach the goal in a reasonable time, the Student Success Act requires that all students complete college orientation and the guided self-placement before they start taking college courses, and develop an education plan leading toward their goal. SBVC counselors are ready to assist students in their pursuit to college success: exploring academic and career options, making an informed decision and creating a comprehensive education plan to reach their goal.

Steps to Success