The Supported College Transition program (SCT) is designed for students with some traditional classroom experience in high school and with the academic preparation that indicates they can be successful in smaller class sections with more individualized, hands-on academic advising.

Typically, students will participate in 1-3 semesters of college developmental Reading, English, and Math courses (or wherever students qualify according to the college placement test and/or transcripts) with additional support provided by a Study Skills class and a College Transition class. These classes help students develop the advocacy, skills and social maturity to transition into a degree or certificate program.

Students in the program do earn college credit for their courses, which are eligible for federal and state financial aid.

Students who achieve academic success within the SCT program are encouraged to continue their educational path through completion of a degree or certificate program.

Students who prefer to earn a certificate and complete workforce training are encouraged to continue with our Comprehensive Transition Program after the completion of the SCT program.

Four easy steps to enroll in SCT

  1. Submit the online application to Lewis & Clark Community College.
  2. Contact previous learning institutions to request an official copy of your transcripts be sent to LC.
  3. Complete the Request for Accommodations
  4. Submit your documentation via email  to the Center for Access and Accommodations.

Once the above steps have been completed, we will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Questions? Contact the Center for Access and Accommodations at (618) 468-4121 or


SCT course description

SCT-111 Supported College Transition I (3 Credits)

Develops self-assessment techniques relative to lifestyle and career goals; examines college and community resources available to attain lifestyle and career goals. This is a mandatory course for students whose placement test scores indicate a need for additional preparation. The course content is such that the student may gain increased depth of knowledge and skill through repetition. Therefore, this course is repeatable three times. The amount of credit awarded shall be up to three credit hours each time the student successfully completes the course. The total number of credits that will apply to a skills certificate shall be twelve credits.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Supported College Transition Program.

SCT-112 Supported College Trans II (3 Credits)

Increases self-assessment techniques relative to career goals; utilizes college and community resources to attain lifestyle and career goals.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Supported College Transition Program and SCT 111.

STSK-132 Integrated Study Skills (1 Credit)

Presents college study skills including effective use of texts, study schedules, listening, note-taking, preparing for and taking exams. NOTE: This course is taught concurrently with a general studies course by integrating course content with instruction in the reading/learning/critical thinking skills necessary for successful performance of college-level course work. Therefore, this course is repeatable three times. This course is a variable credit course. The amount of credit awarded shall be one to three credit hours each time the student successfully completes the course. The total number of elective credits that may be used towards a degree shall be four to twelve credits.
Prerequisite: None.

CDEV-130 Career Development (3 Credits)

Focuses on integrating career development into important life choices. Emphasis is given to helping students learn the skills involved in developing career awareness, making career decisions, and taking career action. For elective credit only.

COLL-131 New Student Experience (2 Credits)

Introduces students to student support services, policies, and study skills. Identifies students' responsibilities and presents methods to achieve success. Assists students' transition to college life and provides guidance in making individual decisions through course work and intrusive advising.

MATH-11A Prealgebra I (2 Credits)

Develops the arithmetic of real numbers: including computations of whole numbers, integers, and fractions.
Prerequisite: Placement by exam.

MATH-11B Prealgebra II (2 Credits)

Develops the arithmetic of decimal numbers; uses ratios, proportions, and percents to solve real-life problems; reviews measurement and practical geometry emphasizing applications to perimeter, area, volume and surface area of common geometric figures; and integrates the use of graphing calculator technology.
Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 11A or placement by exam.

Comprehensive Transition Program

The Comprehensive Transition Program is designed for students who have enrolled in the SCT program and want to earn a certificate but are academically unable to pursue a traditional degree or certificate program. CTP students take courses to earn a Certificate of Achievement in Workplace Readiness. This certificate includes a combination of SCT Core Courses, Work-Based Training Courses and Electives with the goals of achieving the following outcomes:

  • Seek and secure gainful employment.
  • Access and utilize a range of community and government resources including transportation, housing and recreation, among others.
  • Read, write and perform functional mathematics.
  • Access and utilize a variety of technological tools, including email and web research, among others.
  • Interact and communicate in an appropriate manner with a variety of individuals, including family, friends and employers.
  • Make appropriate decisions and solve problems.

This certificate is earned after completing 60 credits or 1088 clock hours in the program. Examples of these requirements are available on the evaluation form for the Certificate of Achievement in Workplace Readiness.