The Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), and Cooperating Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program provides comprehensive support services to first generation college students who come from low-income and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. "Over and above" support services are provided to assist students in the completion of their educational goals.
Madera Center EOPS Office
Located in portable room R2A
Office Hours: Monday -Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
EOPS Office (559) 675-4867
EOPS provides academic and financial support to community college students whose educational and socioeconomic backgrounds may deter them from successfully attending college and completing their educational goals. Services are specifically designed to offer educational support services to address the specific needs of historically disadvantaged students, including but not limited to:
Each student is required to meet with an EOPS counselor at least three times per term. In addition to offering guidance, motivation and support, EOPS counselors assist students with the development of individualized, sequential, multi-term education plans called Student Education Plans (SEP). The SEP lays down a framework for students to be able to navigate towards the successful completion of their educational goals.
Priority registration allows students to register for courses first and before the general student population. This service increases students' opportunities to access courses needed for the timely completion of their educational goals.
These are just a few services that students in our program can expect to receive from our EOPS staff. Throughout each semester we are constantly engaging our students with our three required contacts and student success workshops. Our student success workshops cover an array of information related to upcoming deadlines, scholarship opportunities, tutoring services, and how to find additional college resources online. Our ultimate goal is to provide additional services to help our students succeed and reach their educational goals.