About Student Success and Support Program (SSSP)

The Student Success and Student Support Act of 2012, also known as SB 1456 or SSSP, was enacted with the goal to increase student access and success in the California Community College system. In order to achieve this goal, colleges will provide students with core SSSP services, including (1) orientation, (2) assessment and placement, and (3)counseling, advising, and other education planning services, and early intervention. SSSP services are vital to student success and are designed to provide the environment to direct, focus and nurture students, as well as to connect them to the larger college community. SSSP supports student equity in assessment, student services, and access to college resources and provides a foundation for students to achieve their educational goals.

The purpose of the SSSP is to ensure that all credit and noncredit students promptly define their educational and career goals, complete their courses, persist to the next academic term, and achieve their educational objectives in a timely manner. The goal is to increase student retention and to provide a foundation of support for students by providing comprehensive and integrated delivery of services.

Contact Information

Freddy Ramirez, Ed.D.
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Dean, Admissions and Student Support
Office: Oceanside Campus, Rm. 3003

Tina Oshima Helmstreit
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Coordinator, SSSP
Office: Oceanside Campus, Rm. 3309B
P 760.757.2121 x6307

Rodrigo Gonzalez
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Student Services Specialist, Noncredit SSSP
Office: Community Learning Center
P 760.757.2121 x8753

Vanessa Marie Bustamante, Ed.D.
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Student Services Specialist, Credit SSSP
Office: Oceanside Campus, Rm. 3304
P 760.757.2121 x6926

Visit the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office for more information:Student Success and Student Support Information