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) placement, and (3) academic 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 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.
SSSP supports the First Year Forward program and organizes onboarding activities for new students, including Help Hut, Spartan Prep (online orientation, part one), Rapid Registration, and Spartan Start (on-campus orientation, part two).
- Tina Helmstreit
Program Manager, SSSP
Office: Oceanside Campus, Room 3309B
- Rodrigo Gonzalez
Pronouns: he, him, his
Student Services Specialist, Noncredit SSSP
Office: Community Learning Center
- Vanessa Bustamante
Student Services Specialist, Credit SSSP
Office: Oceanside Campus, Rmoom 3304