Smart Choices for Success

Smart Choices for Success is a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) that contributes to institutional improvement and student success over a five-year period. It offers:

  • Well defined and focused course of action to enhance student learning.
  • Identified goals and a plan to assess student achievement.
  • Focused, succinct strategy that is limited to 5 years.


To increase student success by providing the essential skills for achieving academic success and employing a comprehensive advising process.


  • Students will develop essential skills for achieving academic success.
  • Students will participate in a Comprehensive Advising Process (CAP).

QEP Pilot

During the 2015-16 academic year the following programs require “COL 105: Freshman Seminar” be taken during the first semester for first-time students in the following programs:

  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Science
  • Accounting Associate Degree
  • Accounting Specialist Certificate
  • Early Childhood Associate Degree
  • Early Childhood Diploma
  • Early Childhood Certificate
  • Infant and Toddler Certificate
  • Management Associate Degree

“COL 105: Freshman Seminar” provides a general orientation to Central Carolina Technical College, student support resources available and provides students with the essential skills to be successful in college. SMART is outlined below:


S Strategies to achieve academic and career goals
M Methods of basic information literacy skills
A Attendance policy knowledge and impact
R Responsible and ethical academic behavior
T Time management skills


Beginning with the 2016-17 academic year, “COL 105: Freshman Seminar” will be required for all first-time students entering Central Carolina Technical College.

QEP Report Card

For additional information on Smart Choices for Success, please contact:

Bastedo, Elizabeth Coordinator, QEP