Each student will be issued a picture identification card on the first day of their Study Success course. This identification may be used for student discounts as appropriate, access to areas within the college, and for identification purposes during clinical practicums taking place outside of Platt College. Each student must present this identification card to purchase textbooks at Platt College. A $5.00 (cash only) fee will be charged for the replacement of lost, stolen, or damaged student ID cards.
ADA (American with Disabilities Act)
The Academic Support and Career Services Coordinator is the point of contact for arranging ADA accomodations. For more information regarding ADA, visit Disability Services.
Housing/Transportation/Daycare/Counseling Referrals/Voter Registration
The Academic Support and Career Services Coordinator is the point of contact for various information in the area of housing, transportation, daycare, counseling referrals, and voter registration. Platt College maintains a list of housing facilities within commuting distance of the college. This list is available on the College's website. Platt College does not supervise any student housing unit.
A variety of student organizations and activities are available for Platt College students. Some of these activities are offered through student professional organizations which are discussed in more detail in program-specific student handbooks. Other activities are offered through the Office of Academic Support and Career Services for the enjoyment of student, faculty, staff and, whenever possible, student family members.
Online student tutoring is available for all Platt College subjects via the Smarthinking service. Students may visit the Smarthinking website for sample tutorials that demonstrate how the online tutoring platform works, and how students and tutors interact in the process of addressing writing techniques and questions about content. The Academic and Career Services Coordinator orients students about Smarthinking services during study success. Students must utilize Smarthinking before requesting a face-to-face tutor (if applicable). Students will use Smarthinking during the period a face-to-face tutor is located. Finding a face-to-face tutor can take upwards of 2 weeks to secure.
Life Coaching Services
The Academic Support and Career Services Coordinator is the point of contact for Life Coaching services. Life Coaching addresses specific personal needs and transitions in a person’s life, relationships or profession by examining what is going on right now, discovering what the obstacles or challenges might be, and choosing a course of action through goal setting, creating outcomes and managing personal change.
Career Coaching Services
Securing meaningful career opportunities for graduates is one of Platt College's top priorities. Platt College makes no promises or guarantees of employment. Due to unique factors and attributes of each student it is possible that even after successfully completing a Platt College program, a student may not find employment. Students should consider their own unique employability prior to enrolling in any Platt College program.
While Platt College makes every effort to assist each student in finding employment in his/her field of study within 6-12 months of graduation, the College does not guarantee employment. Factors unique to each student that can limit employment opportunities include, but are not limited to: inability to meet licensure requirements as outlined by the regulatory governing bodies, conviction of a felony or serious misdemeanor, physical condition or health issues that prevent or hinder employment, geographic limitations and inability to relocate, poor work history, poor language skills or communication barriers, unique personality traits such as fear of heights or working in small work places, history of/or contemporary substance abuse, personal bankruptcy, lack of efforts on a graduate's part to pursue employment opportunities, other issues that raise doubts in the mind of an employer as to the suitability of a student to become an employee.
Platt College has a long and proud tradition of helping students enter and succeed in careers. Your unique situation may aid or hinder your career.
Platt College’s Academic Support and Career Services Coordinator offers all Platt students and graduates employment placement assistance. These graduate employment services include, but are not limited to the following:
- Career coaching at least four to eight weeks prior to graduation. This service will provide the student with essential information related to interviews and appointments for potential job opportunities.
- Assistance in the preparation of employment applications and resumes.
- Assistance in the preparation of employment cover letters as well as requests for letters of recommendation.
- Ongoing communication with employers regarding employment opportunities within their organizations.
- The Academic Support and Career Services Coordinator will work with the student to locate employment positions. The student is ultimately responsible for arranging and attending employment interviews.
Employment While Attending College
Platt College’s Academic Support and Career Services Coordinator also offers students career coaching and assistance locating employment while attending college. These jobs are typically evaluated for their ability to assist the student with living expenses and are not always related to the student’s program of enrollment.
Preparing for Graduation and Beyond
Platt College’s Academic Support and Career Services Coordinator welcomes the opportunity to help prepare students for interviews, resume submissions, and career etiquette.