CCBC has a number of academic support services to help students meet success in developmental and credit courses and in college in general.
First, after being placed in reading, writing, and mathematics, all students are advised about their course of study. See the CCBC Advisement Center information for each campus. Students who enroll in SDEV 101 (Achieving Academic Success) are provided with an opportunity to create a multi-semester plan called a graduated learning plan.
Once students have begun courses, they are encouraged to visit the Student Success Center on each campus. The Student Success Centers are an important part of CCBC's commitment to student learning. They provide support for almost every course, in every program. Included in the support services are tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, and the use of computers for coursework.
All students placed in developmental reading are required to enroll in SDEV 101 unless they are enrolling in a Developmental Learning Community with a Master Learner. SDEV 101 (refer to catalog description) is open to all CCBC students and focuses on those student behaviors and attitudes that are most consistently identified with achieving success in college; discusses the significance of a college education; the specific operations of The Community College of Baltimore County; and strategies for managing time, improving listening skills, and gaining a more positive view of self.