The PASS Department is committed to providing equal access and opportunity to all students through appropriate support services. The PASS Department Staff are personnel who are dedicated to providing services to all ages, cultures, races, and socio-economic groups at Vernon College. We are here to help students succeed in acquiring academic or technical skills in order to obtain a successful and productive career or job.
The PASS Department handles requests for ADA accommodations for qualified students with disabilities and authorizes approved accommodations for all campus locations. Though accommodation requests are made through the PASS Department Director/Office for Students with Disabilities Coordinator (OSD) or her Administrative Assistant, all personnel in the PASS Department help administer approved accommodations and assist students when necessary.
The New Beginnings Program offers support services to economically disadvantaged students and single parents who are pursuing a technical degree or certificate. This program helps eliminate barriers by offering textbooks and either child care or gasoline reimbursement to all students in the program.
For any student struggling with a class, or anyone who just wants to keep an A in that class, this department offers the Tutoring Centers at four campus locations. The Tutoring Centers provide free campus-wide tutoring to all students currently enrolled at Vernon College. Along with free campus-wide tutoring, study skill guides, and time management techniques, free computer and Internet access for homework and college business is available to all students.