Student Services Programs

Before You Arrive

Steps to Success: Your guide to essential steps to completing registration, applying for financial aid, and obtaining supplies for classes

Placement: Get your ESL Testing and Course Placement

Orientation: Receive a special workshop to learn about entering the college

Welcome Center: Your one stop shop for all college questions


Support When You Get Here 

Academic Support

Academic Counseling Center Services: Counseling services for Academics, Transfer, Career, & Personal

Disability Resource Center (DRC): Ensures educational access so that students with disabilities have every reasonable opportunity to meet their educational goals, provide educational support so that students with disabilities can demonstrate their skills, and create a learning environment in which students with disabilities may become independent, interdependent and integrated in our global community

¡ESO! Adelante Program: Creates a community of academic support for Latino, and high need, high potential, low resource students at Cañada and a transfer pathway to San Francisco State University (SFSU) through dedicated staff and peer mentors. This program is a partnership with SFSU and guarantees a supportive transfer experience

DREAM Center: A resource center and safe space for undocumented students and allies. Please come visit us!

Interest Areas: Important connections with program peers, faculty and advisors. Find your Success Team!

Learning Center: Assistance includes peer and professional tutoring, workshops and technological support

Library: a great quiet place to study, research, check out books, and print 

Promise Scholars Program: The Promise Scholars Program is a comprehensive program that supports first time, full time students at Cañada College. We aim to help scholars reach their educational goal within two to three years through financial, counseling, and retention support.

STEM Center: Fosters the study of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and to support students pursuing their education in STEM. We offer extensive programs, services and academic support for all students taking STEM courses, as well as a collaborative space for study groups, tutoring, and STEM club meetings.

Transfer Center: Students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university may use Transfer Services to research universities, majors, academic requirements, college costs, and other transfer matters. Resources include college catalogs, college directories, articulation information, and access to PROJECT ASSIST, a self-guided site that provides general education, major and course equivalency information

TRiO Student Support Services Program: Our goal is to provide an academic, social, and personal support system for first-generation, low-income, and/or students with disabilities, to assist them with certificate and degree college requirements, the transfer process and to motivate them towards a successful completion of their college education

Financial Support

CalWORKs’ Program: California Work Opportunity and Responsibility for Kids (CalWORKs) program at Cañada College offers CalWORKs recipients with additional support services to assist in their quest for a college education or employment

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE): A state funded program that helps single parents receiving county assistance from CalWORKs and TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, formerly AFDC) succeed in college

Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS): a state funded program that aims to help low-income and educationally disadvantaged students succeed in college

Financial Aid: Get support in paying for college

Promise Scholars Program: The Promise Scholars Program covers tuition, student fees, textbook and counseling support for the first year of college

SparkPoint: SparkPoint at Cañada College is a one-stop financial coaching and education center where students and community members access a full range of free services that lead towards financial stability. Services include one-on-one financial education, a full service food pantry, legal clinic and access to public benefits. All services are free and open to students and the community.

Community Support and Mentorship

Associated Students of Cañada College (ASCC) and Student Life: Join Student Senate to create community on campus, or find community by joining a club

Bridge to Opportunities Peer Mentor Program: Get support in your educational endeavors by receiving a student mentor

Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI): Supports the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) statewide FYSI outreach and retention efforts to better serve current and former youth while studying at Cañada College.

Veterans Services: Approved to certify veteran students under the G.I. Bill who are pursuing an AA/AS degree, an approved transfer program, or a certification of completion

Health Support

Health Center: Receive First Aid treatment for illnesses and injuries, over-the-counter medications, testing/screenings, and more.

Personal Counseling Center (formerly Psychological Services Program): We offer a safe and trusting environment to facilitate mental health care by providing the following type of supportive psychotherapy for registered students at no charge.

Job Support

Career Center: Assists students to develop and carry out both short- and long-term employment and career goals