-- By Giulia Nichols On October 21st, the Center for Student Success (CSS) held a Student Planning Module (SPM) event. The goal of the workshop was to help students understand the PCCC Self Service tool.
The event was hosted on Zoom by PCCC advisor Maricela Shrager. She began the event by introducing herself and explaining the other workshops that the CSS are going to run this semester, such as the time management event on Monday, October 25th.
Shrager used a PowerPoint presentation to explain how to find and navigate the Self Service, which is through the My PCCC portal. She also screen shared the PCCC website, her student portal and Self Service for this purpose.
Shrager went over the “My Progress," which is the same as the degree audit and displays which classes and how many credits you have completed, and “Plan and Schedule” sections. She showed that “My Progress” has two sections: “General Requirements”, which has different categories such as “History” and “Social Sciences”, and “Major Requirements."
Under each category of classes, it shows you how many you have to take and what the names of the classes are. She demonstrated planning a class under “My Progress” by clicking on the course’s name and selecting which term you want to take it on a dropdown list. After you plan for a course, it appears on the Schedule and Timeline under “Plan and “Schedule."
Shrager explained that “Plan and Schedule” is the section where you register for the classes you planned. On the Schedule and Timeline in this section, the planned classes will switch from yellow to green after you register for them. Classes that take place on certain days and times will appear under those days and times on the schedule, while classes with no meeting days and times, such as online classes, will appear at the bottom of the page under the scheduled classes.
In addition to the Self Service, Shrager quickly went over the school catalog to show that it has the same classes that are listed under “My Progress." After a student attendee asked what should be done if you were to fail a class, Shrager stated that the class should be planned and registered for the following semester.
As the meeting began to close, a student attendee asked when registration for the Spring 2021 terms will begin; Shrager said that it will start either in late October or early November.
She encouraged the attendees to seek advice from the CSS if they needed help with anything.