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Academic Support Programs

Educational Talent Search (TRIO)

Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a federally funded pre-college TRIO program designed to provide academic support to low-income, potential first-generation college students in grades 6th through 12th from designated schools within the Napa Valley Unified School District.  The ETS Program's primary objective is to assist students in graduating from high school and to successfully transition into a post-secondary institution. Program participants will benefit from the following services: academic counseling, college and financial aid application assistance, essential skills workshops, tutoring, mentoring, college visits, and cultural activities.  ETS is located in Building 1100, Room 1132.  For more information call (707) 256-7390 or visit their website. 


The Math Success Center assists students individually or in small groups in order to help improve their mathematical skills. Some of the services include drop-in appointments, assistance with homework assignments, preparing students to take exams, computer access, including the free online tutoring and more... Click here for more information.  The Math Success Center is located in Building 800, Rm 839.  For more information, email them at or visit their website.


The MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) California Community College Program (CCCP) provides science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) academic development to educationally disadvantaged community college students so they will excel academically and transfer to four-year institutions in calculus- based majors.   MESA is located in the STEM Center, lower level of Building 1800, Room 1806. Main components of the MESA MCCP include: Academic excellence workshops (AEW) and/or Supplemental Instruction (SI); Orientation Workshops; academic advising; student study center; assistance in the transfer process; career advising; links with student and professional organizations; and tutoring services.  For more information, call (707) 256-7281 or visit their website. 


The Puente Project is an academic preparation program whose mission is to increase the number of educationally disadvantaged students who: enroll in four-year colleges, earn college degrees, and return to the community as mentors and leaders for future generations.   The one-year program begins with English 90 and Counseling 100 in the fall semester and resumes in the spring semester with English 120 and Counseling 105. The Puente approach is unique in that the reading is focused on Latino and Mexican-American literature, essays and cultural writings in both the fall and spring semester classes.  For more information, please contact the Puente Counselor at (707) 256-7317. 

Student Support Services (SSS) TRiO

Student Support Services (SSS) TRiO is a federally funded program designed to provide academic support to low-income, first generation, and students with disabilities to enhance their success in college. Students must apply, meet federal eligibility requirements and must have a goal of obtaining a certificate, and/or A.A./A.S. degree, and transferring to a four-year institution.   Program participants will receive services that include: academic advising, transfer assistance, career guidance, tutorial assistance, financial and economic literacy, cultural and academic field trips.  Students accepted into the SSS TRiO program are required to enroll in the Counseling 97 course: "Managing the College Experience".  For more information, contact the SSS TRiO Office at (707) 256-7350, in Room 1333, or visit their website.


The UMOJA Community is a learning community and critical resource, dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African American and other students.  The UMOJA community seeks to educate the whole student--mind, body, and spirit.  We believe that when the voices, and histories of African American students are deliberately and intentionally recognized, the students will view themselves as valuable, and worthy of an education. The program provides Counseling courses, Speech courses; workshops (Math, English), career related assessments, tutoring, leadership opportunities, cultural fieldtrips, college tours, and academic counseling that will assist students in earning the following: a certificate, degree, and/or in transferring to a baccalaureate degree-granting college or university.  For information, please call (707) 256-7494, email at or visit the Umoja office in Room 865.

Writing Success Center

The Napa Valley College Writing Success Center is a free service available to all NVC students. We offer in-person and online tutoring sessions with knowledgeable, attentive tutors who can assist you with ANY writing project at ANY stage in the writing process. We can help you brainstorm for an English essay, revise a lab report, or polish a cover letter for a job application. 

Our ultimate goal is to help you become a more confident, competent writer! Please contact us if you have any questions! Click Here for Information.