IVCC Counseling Services

Located in CTC-202, the mission of the IVCC Counseling and Advising Center is to EDUCATE, ADVOCATE, and EMPOWER. Students have access to academic advising, career planning, and transfer services. Schedule an appointment for semester schedules, program review, or course sequences. Whether you plan to transfer to a university, complete a career program, or dual-enroll as a high school student, working with counselors can keep you from taking unnecessary classes (*ah-hem* spending unnecessary money) or lose credits when transferring.

Enrolled students can also access the IVCC Personal Counseling Assistance Program (P-CAP) in times of emergency.

About P-CAP: “In the event you are experiencing a crisis or emergency situation when you are on campus, you will be given priority attention. Please come to the Counseling Center in CTC-202 or call 815-224-0361 or 815-224-0324When calling or visiting, be sure to indicate that you need to speak to a counselor about a personal and urgent issue so that you can be given first priority.”

Counselors are professionally trained in mental health, personal development and relationship issues and can provide immediate, short-term assistance. Referrals may be made to community agencies, medical services or public assistance for continued services. IVCC does not provide long-term counseling services.

Some of there other resources and services include Project Success, a Department of Education funded program devoted to empowering students and promoting success, student retention, and graduation. You may qualify if you’re a first-generation college student, a low-income student, or a student with a disability: qualifications and more information.

 

Disability Services

The Disability Services office is located in room C-211, near the Cyber Cafe. If you’re entering the building from the main entrance, C-211 is on the left-hand side of the Cyber Cafe while the student lounge is on the right-hand side.

Visit the IVCC Disability Services page for a complete list of services, resources, and student or faculty expectations. As my course syllabus documents state, “If you are a student with a documented cognitive (learning disability), physical or psychiatric disability (anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, AD/HD, post-traumatic stress, and others) you may be eligible for academic support services such as extended test time, texts in audio format, note taking services, etc…  If you are interested in learning if you can receive these academic support services, please contact Tina Hardy, tina_hardy@ivcc.edu, or 815-224-0284, or stop by the Disability Services Office in C-211.”

More Info 

This link provides information about what students who have self-identified and received accommodations need to remember about their responsibilities and accommodations. As well as a useful 10 Steps For Success checklist.

If you are a new or currently enrolled student who had accommodations or an IEP at previous schools but have not met with IVCC’s Disability Services, here a list of steps and resources to help.