College Success Program

The College Success Program (CSP) at Normandale Community College serves students placing into pre-college level courses. Students who place into READ 0860 and either ENGC 0800 or 0900 are automatically in the College Success Program.

Students in the College Success Program must:

  • Meet with an Academic Advisor or Counselor before registering for or making changes to course schedule

  • Register for READ 0860: Reading Skills

  • Register for NCC 1000: Paths to College Success

Contact Jim Sutton at 952-358-9092 for more information or questions.

NCC 1000: Paths to College Success


NCC 1000: Paths to College Success is a one-credit course that assists students in transitioning from high school to college, focusing on skills and strategies needed for a successful start to college. 

Students can  be unsuccessful simply because they have not been able to make the transition, and not because they do not have what it takes to be successful college students.

Students often give up on college without even knowing that they could have been successful. NCC 1000 will teach students strategies for creating greater academic, professional, and personal success. 

Topics covered


  • Self-assessment
  • Accepting Personal Responsibility
  • Discovering Self-Motivation
  • Mastering Self-Management
  • Employing Interdependence
  • College resources
  • Study Skills