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Student Support Services

West-MEC believes all students can achieve success. We offer many support services to serve our students’ diverse needs.

Academic support strategies for students

Study Skills

Organizational Skills

Note Taking Skills

Emotional support services

Liaison between West-MEC and high school for IEP and 504 services

Anti-bullying education

Training and support for instructors on academic and behavioral intervention strategies

Guidance in self-advocating for accommodations in our post-secondary partner programs

If you believe intervention services can be of service to you or someone you know, please contact the Student Services Office at 623.738.0014 or studentservices@west-mec.org

West-MEC staff work collaboratively to implement a continuum of support services.

West-MEC assists students with IEP, 504, or health related needs. Also, outlined are monitoring and support services, and district systems to support all learners.

West-MEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  West-MEC is firmly committed to a policy that encourages timely disclosure of discrimination concerns and prohibits retaliation against any person, who, in good faith, reports such concerns.  The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Section 504, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act policies:

Shelly Thome
5487 North 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305


Click Click HERE for Parent’s Rights and Safeguards Under Section 504 for Parent’s Rights and Safeguards Under Section 504
Click Click HERE for 504 Complaint Form for 504 Complaint Form

West-MEC’s Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a collaborative process to support student learning in West-MEC programs. The team approach including the student, family, and West-MEC staff provides increased access and support systems to assist students in overcoming barriers to attendance and performance.

Student Study Teams (SST):
West-MEC developed the Student Study Team model developed for targeted supports of learners in academics, attendance, and behavior.

Gain tips and strategies to help your student increase confidence with test taking strategies and study skills.

West-MEC values a safe and secure learning environment for all.

Connected, Respected and Safe

Culture of Safety


You don’t have to navigate the working world alone. We are here to help you find what you are looking for in a career. West-MEC’s Career Services team provides students with the professional industry resources and guidance to successfully transition from the educational environment into a satisfying career.

Not only will you be learning the technical skills needed to be successful within your program and career field, but you will also be learning professional skills that future employers look for. Skills like, how to communicate effectively, work together in a team, and problem-solving will help you be career-ready. Click HERE to view West-MEC’s Professional Skills rubric.

Explore continuing education, certification, and career opportunities available to you.
Learn how to create an effective cover letter and resume to help you stand out. Refine your interviewing skills and technique by participating in a mock interview with industry partners and professional staff. Click HERE for a sample mock interview rubric.

Fast Forward Sessions – Career Services offers additional ways to prepare for what life throws your way through Fast Forward Sessions. Sessions take place during the summer and spring break. New and current students, parents and community members are welcome to attend. Click HERE to register.

To get started contact your Campuses Career Services Team Member:


(Gateway @ Deer Valley, GCC, EMCC)

Jessica Putton, Director of Career Services