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TRIO Student Support Services (SSS TRIO)

Your own personal coach that keeps you on track all the way to graduation

Give yourself the best chance for success

(928) 776-2084

Meet with one of our advisors to learn more about SSS TRIO

Meetings available via phone, Zoom videoconferencing, or in-person

  • Located on the Prescott Campus
  • Serving all YC degrees. Specializing in Transfer and General Education including:
    • Health Sciences
    • Nursing
    • Radiology
    • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
  • Located on the Verde Valley Campus
  • Serving all YC degrees. Specializing in Transfer and General Education including:
    • all Verde Valley & Sedona 
    • Online Degrees
    • Education & Visual Arts
    • Applied Technology
  • Located on the Prescott Campus
  • Serving all YC degrees. Specializing in Transfer and General Education including:
    • Behavioral Science
    • Human Services
    • Culture & Society

  • Located on the Prescott Campus
  • Serving all YC degrees. Specializing in Transfer and General Education including:
    • Science
    • Engineering
    • Business & Management
    • Computer Information & Technology

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Why choose SSS Trio navigation icon   Why Choose the SSS TRIO Program

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Your SSS TRIO Advisor will support you in the following ways

  • Individual tutoring in writing, math, and sciences
  • Financial aid and scholarship assistance
  • Opportunity for additional financial aid
  • Success coaching combined with extra time for academic advising
  • Career exploration and planning
  • Transfer advising and university visits
  • Leadership development
  • Cultural enrichment activities

SSS TRIO provides a single point of contact for all of your support while at YC

Individual tutoring and mentoring can give you the one-on-one support to gain an extra edge in your coursework. You can become a better, more efficient student through their support.


Individual tutoring can help you improve your grades, learn new study skills, and manage your time more efficiently. 

Before receiving individualized tutoring, students must first meet with an SSS TRIO program advisor, and be accepted into the program. Your advisor then works with you to find a tutor that best fits your needs for one-on-one tutoring.


Mentors can be a lifeline and help you stay in school by

  • providing you with personal encouragement
  • help you solve problems of everyday college life
  • take full advantage of college services to support you
"Thank you to ALL the caring and supporting SSS TRIO members. You guys ROCK as advisors and coaches." -- anonymous student

Mentors can guide you in the following ways:

  • Helping you understand the culture, requirements, and policies of Yavapai College
  • Figuring out what questions need to be asked
  • Figuring out what resources are available to help ensure your academic success
  • Providing emotional support
  • Bolstering student confidence so that you may reach his or her goals
  • Participating in SSS TRIO sponsored activities, in order to network with other SSS TRIO students

Mentor responsibilities include:

  • Listening to the needs of mentees
  • Making appropriate referrals when necessary
  • Being a role model for students who otherwise might not have people in their life to turn to for advice and counsel

Academic Success Workshops

The workshops are meant to help students with their academics. The SSS TRIO program presents a series of Academic Success Workshops each semester.  Topics include:

  • budgeting and money management
  • study skills
  • time management and organizational skills
  • using a graphing calculator
  • stress management and test taking tips
  • scholarship letter writing



Cultural Events and Activities

Every semester SSS TRIO holds events that give students a chance to unwind from their busy schedule and a chance to get to know each other. Cultural events give balance to your academic work and encourage you to network with other SSS TRIO participants. Activities, held both on campus and off-campus, give awareness of the rich culture of Arizona and the cultures of the world.



Getting You Ready for a Bachelor's Degree

SSS TRIO academic advisors advise students on preparing for a Bachelor's degree. They assist students with admissions and financial aid applications for the university/college admissions process, as well as coordinating with university/college counselors on student advisement/academic planning to help simplify your transfer to another college/university.

Whether you are transferring to another college or university or staying with Yavapai College to pursue one of our new four-year Bachelor's degree programs, SSS TRIO will help make this transition a smooth process!

Experience university life!

There's no better to way to experience the academic environment, culture and social atmosphere of four-year universities and colleges in Arizona than to visit them in person. 

Every year, the SSS TRIO program arranges trips to the three Arizona State Universities:

  • Arizona State University campuses in Phoenix
  • Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff
  • University of Arizona in Tucson

Trips are free and include transportation and meals.