TRIO Student Support Services at BTC is aimed at helping students adjust to college life, succeed in classes, graduate with a degree or certificate, and start a career or transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

TRIO Student Support Services at BTC is 100% federally funded in the amount of $261,888 for the 2020-2021 year.

Benefits of Joining TRIO

TRIO provides students with free resources and services such as,  

  • A personal coach, who helps students navigate the college process, find funding, and make the most out of their college experience
  • A supportive community of BTC students and staff members
  • Personalized academic tutoring in Math & English
  • TRIO Lounge stocked with coffee and snacks
  • Cultural events and student leadership opportunities
  • Personalized support to help students successfully graduate!

TRIO Eligibility

To qualify, students should meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • A US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled or plan to enroll full-time at BTC (12+ credits per quarter)
  • Working on their first college degree
  • Demonstrate a need for academic support

Additionally, students must meet AT LEAST ONE of the following:

  • Have limited income
  • Be a first-generation student (neither parent graduated from a four-year college)
  • Have a documented physical, medical, psychological, or learning disability

If you have questions about eligibility or need assistance please visit our office in CC220A or email us at trio@btc.edu

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining TRIO please fill out our online application and we will contact you to get you scheduled to meet with a coach.

Contact Us

TRIO Staff

Amy Navarro, TRIO Director
anavarro@btc.edu
360.752.8545

Kelly Vogel, Student Success Coach
kvogel@btc.edu
360.752.8546

Joanna Baxley, Project Assistant
baxley@btc.edu
360.752.8547 

General TRIO Contact info

trio@btc.edu
360.752.8640

Hours and Contacts

Regular Hours

BTC is operating remotely - email and calls only
M-Th 8:00am-5:00pm
F 8:00am-12:00pm