96 ACADEMIC & STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES continuing students. Counselors help draft student educational plans, advise students on how to choose educational goals, majors, and careers, and help students complete documentation related to graduation and transfer to four-year universities. Counselors see students on a drop-in basis and by appointment. DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER (DRC) http://www.laspositascollege.edu/DSPS/ The Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) serves students with disabilities and provides support services, educational accommodations and specialized counseling. DSPS strives to ensure students with disabilities have equal access to educational services, classes and an opportunity to have a successful and enriching experience while pursuing their educational goals at Las Positas College. ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY http://www.laspositascollege.edu/engineering/eng-tech.php Engineering Technology is designed for those who want a hands-on engineering career with a focus on mechanical technology in an applied setting. The program provides students with foundational knowledge in mathematics, critical thinking, problem solving, and engineering design, as well as skills in manufacturing, fabrication, and welding so that students are able to adapt to the ever-changing modern industrial workplace. EXTENDED OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS & SERVICES (EOPS) http://www.laspositascollege.edu/EOPS/ Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) provides support services for low-income and educationally disadvantaged students to help them succeed in college level coursework. A variety of programs, services, and activities have been directed to the identification, recruitment, retention, and transition of EOPS students to the four-year college/university and/or career placement. Services can include: financial grants and book service; academic, career, and personal counseling; new student orientation and readiness programs; special assistance in tutoring and peer advising; transfer counseling; fieldtrips and cultural enrichment activities; and referral services. Program eligibility is based on educational disadvantage and demonstrated financial need. All students must be full-time students and complete a required application. FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS http://www.laspositascollege.edu/financialaid/ The purpose of Financial Aid & Scholarship Office is to ensure that each student has sufficient resources to enable them to attend college. We provide grants, fee waivers, scholarships, loans, and federal work-study. Financial aid funds are provided to help with all costs of attending college, including enrollment fees, book and supplies, room and board, other personal and living expenses, transportation, child care, and computers. Students do not have to be a full-time student to be eligible for most forms of financial aid, but full-time students do receive the maximum amount of financial aid available. INTEGRATED LEARNING CENTER (ILC) http://www.laspositascollege.edu/ilc/ English as a Second Language ESL students enrolled in Reading and Writing courses will complete a weekly one hour lab assignment in the Integrated Learning Center. Students will complete lab assignments with a focus on grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing skills, in groups and/or independently with the support of an ESL instructor. Students can also access other learning support materials located in the lab. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS http://www.laspositascollege.edu/international/ The mission of the International Students Program (ISP) is to facilitate the successful transition of international students to Las Positas College and the American educational system. The program staff takes pride in offering strong student support services at every level, beginning with preadmission advisement and continuing through to graduation or transfer. The staff strives to counsel students on academic, career, and personal issues to facilitate their progress toward successful completion of educational goals. Additionally, the ISP staff advises students on United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) rules and regulations related to maintaining international student status. LAS POSITAS COLLEGE STUDENT GOVERNMENT (LPCSG) http://www.laspositascollege.edu/student-gov/ LPCSG is a non-partisan organization focused on promoting student involvement on-campus and advocating for student interests. LPCSG is committed to removing barriers to access, promoting student success, and providing an atmosphere for better learning and personal growth at Las Positas College. LIBRARY http://www.laspositascollege.edu/library/ Las Positas College Library’s mission is to support the college’s educational programs, curriculum, and instructional philosophy. The library provides reference and public services, research skills classes, access to a collection of print and electronic resources, study spaces, and computer labs. The Library collaborates with faculty and appropriate college groups to ensure that the Library supports the learning needs and styles of a diverse student population. MATH LEARNING CENTER http://www.laspositascollege.edu/ilc/ The Math Learning Center provides recommended support to students in math through credit or tuition-free (noncredit) support courses that are aligned with the math course and designed with innovative strategies to provide math and learning support while taking a math class. Free drop-in math help is also offered to students enrolled in Las Positas College mathematics classes through enrollment in the noncredit NMAT 202C course. The Math Learning Center is staffed with LPC Mathematics faculty. ORIENTATION https://bw11.clpccd.cc.ca.us/ New and returning students to Las Positas College are encouraged to view the online orientation or participate in an in-person orientation. The orientation is designed to help students navigate the steps to enroll, learn of support services, highlight important dates and timelines, and includes general information about the college. PUENTE PROJECT http://www.laspositascollege.edu/puente/ The Puente Project is a national award-winning program that has helped tens of thousands of educationally underserved students enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn degrees, and return to the community as leaders and mentors to future generations. Puente combines accelerated instruction, intensive academic counseling, and mentoring by members of the community.