• Student Success Center


    Mission Statement
    Student Success Center mission is to empower students inside and outside of the classroom to achieve their greatest potential.

    Vision Statement
    Through services provided by the Student Success Center students are able capable of attaining their educational goals and to enrich their lives personally and professionally.

    Core Values
    Student Success Center is a department of the Student Engagement Retention Division. Through our core values, we believe that by empowering students to be ac actively engaged in the pursuit of their educational goals, all students are capable of fulfilling their dreams while here at Del Mar College.

    • Integrity 
    • Respect 
    • Empathy 
    • Diversity 
    • Collaboration  
    • Accountability 

    Student Success Center (SSC) is located in the first floor of the St. Clair building on the East Campus. The SSC is committed to providing students with the facilities, resources and services designed to enhance learning. DMC students will find peer tutoring, workshops and seminars, and technology resources to assist them to succeed and promote positive learning outcomes. Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an additional service that is housed at the SSC.

    Peer Tutoring

    Peer tutoring refers to students working in pairs to help one another learn material or practice an academic task in a peer-to-peer environment. For the tutor, it can be a comprehensive career experience. For the student, it’s an opportunity to learn from another student who is “on their level.” Tutoring sessions usually occur in a small group or one-on-one tutoring sessions. For more information: (361) 698-2259. 

    What are some of the benefits of peer tutoring? 

    • Improves academic achievement
    • Develop a positive attitude towards the subject matter and school in general
    • Encourages the use of appropriate and efficient learning and study strategies 
    • Improves self-confidence and builds self-esteem

    Student Workshops

    Workshops and seminars are designed to encourage and continue a student’s academic growth and development. Topics range from academic to health and wellness and are held Wednesday and Thursday. Workshop topics are based on student and faculty surveys. For more information: (361) 698-2267. 

    Technology Resource Center (TRC)

    The Technology Resource Center (TRC) provides student computer workstations for academic support and includes a variety of software programs and the Internet. TRC also has a loaner program for laptops and graphing calculators for student checkouts. A valid Del Mar College ID card must be presented to checkout laptops and calculators. Students must be in good standing. For more information: (361) 698-2234.