The Carl D. Perkins Basic Grant Program at Blinn College is a federally-funded program that provides community colleges with resources to develop and maintain programs that serve faculty, staff and students in technical and vocational education departments. The grant contains benchmarks that measure the effectiveness of all programs; however, the specificity at each college can vary widely. At Blinn College, Perkins Basic Grant funds are used to fund positions and materials which seek to accomplish the following objectives:
1. To build and sustain high-quality Applied Sciences program offerings
2. To facilitate partnerships with community and business organizations to further the economic development of our service region
3. To offer interactive and engaging recruitment presentations and activities for prospective students in the college's 13-county service area
4. To maintain an active remediation program to retain students in Applied Sciences courses and programs
5. To improve licensure pass rates in all applicable Applied Sciences programs
6. To assist Applied Sciences students with job placement
7. To supply financial assistance to students who demonstrate need
Perkins Grant Assistance is available on a first-come, first-serve basis to students enrolled in Applied Sciences programs who fall into a Special Populations category. Assistance is available to help defray the cost of textbooks and transportation. To find out more about financial assistance click here.
Academic tutors are available to assist students taking Applied Sciences courses. The tutors are available at no charge. Tutors are available to assist with required courses in such programs as Business Management, Accounting, Pre-Health Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Computer Information Technology. To see when tutors are available this semester and what subjects they cover, click here.
Help Is on the Way!
Not all students arrive on campus with the academic and study skills that they need to be successful in their college courses. Each semester a series of 10-12 workshops will be offered to help students build skills in a number of personal and academic areas. These one-hour workshops are scheduled on varying dates and at varying times, in order to accommodate students’ work and school schedules. To see a list of workshops for this semester click here.
CAREER PREPARATION PRESENTATIONS
Blinn College realizes not all prospective students initially have the information and understanding they need to make decisions about enrolling in college. To assist these prospective students with career and educational choices, the college provides informational presentations to the community.
College staff work with public schools, prisons, community organizations, and other groups to prepare prospective students to make informed choices about their educational futures, including assistance in such areas as financial aid, academic deficiencies, and learning disabilities.
Presentations are available throughout the year. To request a presentation, please click here.
Carl Perkins Grant Office
Applied Sciences Division
Blinn College - Bryan Campus
Health Building H-111