Ascender is a first year experience program for community college students created to ensure college readiness toward completion and transfer. It combines:
Navigational support through holistic advising, counseling, and a Learning Framework course
An academic pathway that features a year-long sequence of English and additional core subjects by instructors trained in the model
A Student Engagement component that includes community mentorship, cultural events, leadership development and internships
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CTN FACULTY AND STAFF DISCUSS
THE ASCENDER PROGRAM
(formerly known as "Dream Catchers"):