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Welcome Center

Welcome Center - Valley Campus

The Welcome Center is located on the Valley Campus in Room 104 and includes Admissions, Advising, Financial Aid and the TRiO program.

  • Monday through Thursday - 8:00am to 6:00pm
  • Friday - 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Have questions? Please call 719-589-7135

Juliana Chaparro

Valley Campus
Director - SSS TRiO program
Associate of Arts
Associate of General Studies
Associate of Science
4-Year College Transfer
Dental Assisting
Medical Assisting
Speaks Spanish
And more…



Ethyn Salazar

Career and Disabilities Coordinator
Valley Campus
Associate of Arts
Associate of General Studies
Associate of Science
4-Year College Transfer
Computer Information Systems
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education
And more…

Janet Hutchinson

TRiO - EOC Coordinator
Trinidad and Valley Campus
Rm 104
And more…

David Sanchez

Valley Campus
SSS TRiO program - Retention Specialist
Associate of Arts
Associate of General Studies
Associate of Science
4-Year College Transfer
And more…

TRiO Student Support Services Program

TRiO - Student Support Services (Room 104) is a federally funded program that provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The goal of the program is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next. Services include: Academic Support / Advisement, Mentoring & Advising, Cultural Activities / Events, Financial Aid Advisement / Assistance, Tutoring in Many Subjects, Transfer Advisement, Career Advisement, Financial Literacy Training, Campus Tours to Four Year Colleges, & Various Academic Workshops.TRi) logo image

TRiO - Student Support Services must meet three main objectives to continue yearly funding

  • Persistence - A student must persist from one academic year to the next academic year.
  • Good Academic Standing - A student must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA or above.
  • Graduation & Transfer - A student must graduate and/or transfer to a four-year school within four years.

These objectives are accomplished through the work of the TRiO - Student Support Services staff in coordination with each student who is a participant in the program.

TRiO has laptop computers to loan, iPads to assist students with their studies, and a library with current textbooks. Textbooks, like the iPads can only be used within the college premises.


Tutoring Resources Availability

Learning Center Tutor imageTutoring resources are available to students 24/7/365 through Brainfuse, on D2L, or through TutorMe if student is enrolled in CCCOnline courses. Students may also request in-person tutoring services by contracting the Welcome Center. If you are requesting tutoring services from a tutor on campus, complete our Tutor Request Form.

The Welcome Center, Room 104, is open:
Monday-Thursday: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Questions?  Call 719-589-7135

All tutoring at TSC is FREE and is sponsored by Student Support Services, Perkins and the Trinidad State College general fund.

Below are excellent free online tutorial resources in math, science and many other subjects:

Disability Services

The Disability Services Office operates under the mandate of Section 504 and 508 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability against any "otherwise qualified individual."

Individuals seeking accommodations must meet with Disability Services representative and provide documentation to support their request. Reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis in order to ensure educational accessibility. Be aware that Accommodations offered through a college are different than a typical high school and will not alter the academic standards of a class.

The Disability Services Office provides the following academic support services for students with disabilities - some through referral:

  • Disability counseling and advocacy/Advising
  • Assessment of basic academic skills
  • Accessible classrooms
  • Exam accommodations/Alternate testing arrangements
  • Tutoring/Scribes/Note takers or access to class notes
  • Learning success strategies workshops
  • Assistive Technology
  • Text in Alternate Format/Text on CD
  • Referrals to Community Agencies
  • And other appropriate accommodations as necessary
Ethyn Salazar

Valley Campus
Career and Disabilities Coordinator

Academic Advising

Academic Advisors are available to help
Our mission is to help you stay on track to graduate with the least amount of stress and the confidence that you will not take courses that you do not need for your degree or certificate.

Advising Hold
All first-semester students have an Advising Hold placed on their account. This hold is lifted once a student contacts an advisor. The Advising Hold ensures that the first semester student talks to an Academic Advisor and completes the advising process before registering for classes.
Make an appointment with an Advisor today by downloading the NAVIGATE app or by calling the Welcome Center at 719-589-7135.

Transfer Advising

From TSC to Four-Year Schools
Attending a two-year community college is an excellent way to begin your college career. Many Trinidad State College students plan to move on to a four-year college. You can be assured that your degrees from TSC will transfer into all 4-year state institutions if you meet the other graduation requirements.

Make an appointment with an Advisor today by downloading the NAVIGATE app or by calling the Welcome Center at 719-589-7135.

Career Coaching logo image

Finding a new job can be stressful; we want you to know that you are not alone. Our trained, professional career coaches offer many resources to help you find your next job. Not just any job, but one that aligns with your interests, skills, and abilities and also helps you meet your financial goals.

Careers are made when passion, skills and opportunity come together! As virtual career coaches, we are here to help you in your career transition, advancement and/or planning your journey towards a fulfilling job and career. Our goal is your success. Career Coaching by our trained professionals is free and held virtually so that you can schedule a virtual meeting at your convenience, and from the comfort of your home.

How can a Career Coach help you?
Provide you with ACCESS to a collection of tools and resources that can be used to navigate careers and make connections to meaningful employment opportunities.

  • Help you with tools to EXPLORE a variety of career opportunities to inform and plan job/career options. Assessments, career options, and labor market information can open your eyes to a new adventure, help inform you of what a job consists of, wage information and what kind of education it takes for different career pathways.
  • We offer tools and resources in an effort to PREPARE you to reach your career and/or education goals.
  • We provide opportunities for you to LEARN and acquire the skills and credentials that meet employers’ needs.
  • We can CONNECT you with one or more of the many services that lead to a fulfilling career. We want to learn about your goals and help connect you to employment opportunities!

Every pro was once an amateur, and every expert a beginner so dream big and start now by booking an appointment with our trained, professional career coaching staff!


If you have any questions or would like assistance with booking an appointment, please email and we will get back to you within 1-2 business days.

Online Research Database

Because there is no official library on the Valley Campus, there are a few options for you to use to do research. There are some resources in the Welcome Center, room 104 on the Valley Campus, use the Adams State University library or follow directions below for the online database.

How to Access the Online Library Database from Campus or Home

  • Go to Trinidad State homepage
  • Click on Library
  • Then click on Library Research Databases in the middle of the page
  • Next you will click on the upper right database named EBSCO Host
    This will take to a service page where you will choose a specific database
    We recommend Academic Search Premier – You can enter your key words of what you want to research here.
    You can then put in a subject/topic that you would like to research and see what articles are available.
    You may have a large number of journal articles that come up but can search more specifics to decrease the number.
    We suggest that you refine your results on the left side of the page by checking full text articles and specify dates for more recent research.
    We also recommend five years or newer but this is not a hard and fast rule. There are times when older research is pertinent.

If you are logging in from home or certain computers on campus, you MAY need a library username and password. Refer to your Portal page for more details.

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