Destination Graduation started in the fall of 2012 with 73 sections and about 1,220 students attending class.
This one-credit, five-week course is designed to help students be successful. Students learn strategies for college success, become familiar with campus resources, establish a relationship with their advisor and develop an education plan for their college career.
Students are provided course-books at no cost. Class was designed to lead to higher retention rates, and to more students graduating with degrees and certificates. While class is only one credit hour, the class is packed with as much information in the curriculum as possible.
The idea behind DG is that long-term planning will help students be more successful - which is what DG is all about.
In DG, students will learn what to expect in college, study tips for math and other classes, time management, and how to use many of the resources and online tools at LBCC. Destination Graduation will end with each student knowing their assigned Academic Advisor, and having their first advising appointment set up to register for the term.
Students who have taken Destination Graduation report positive results.
“Destination Graduation provides a good orientation to LBCC. It helped set me up for the school year, and gave me a good handle on everything LBCC has to offer. DG also made the transition into college much easier, and helped me feel more a part of LBCC.” Brandon – Social Sciences
“I found Destination Graduation to be very helpful because it gave me insight into college life and how to handle the challenges of coming to college. At first I wasn’t very excited about taking the class, but after being in class and the way the information was presented, I was glad I took it. I learned a lot about college resources, like the computer lab, and also how to access the college web site to find the information I needed. Overall, it was a good experience for me.” Dalia – AAOT – OSU Transfer student
Faculty who have taught DG have come together to talk about what worked, what did not, and what changes they would like to see for next time.
“I believe that DG helps LBCC students hit the ground running by providing information at the earliest stages of a their time here at LBCC. It provides helpful information on advising, and information and the locations for academic tutoring and other vital student related services. For me, the biggest benefit is to help the student see the vision of the future of them being a successful student and eventual graduate of LBCC.” Richard Gibbs – Faculty, Health and Human Performance