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Academic Success Center - Columbus

Services available at the Columbus campus
  • col ASCThe Academic Success Center (ASC) provides many services for students including on-campus tutoring, online tutoring, computer lab and computer assistance, and the academic skill builder workshop. Click the tabs below to learn more about each service. 

  • Tutoring is a free service to our students. Our tutors have knowledge in specific subjects and will act as a learning resource for you. They will help you review and study what you've learned in class. One-to-one and group tutoring is available in selected subjects.

    We are also seeking students who would like to become tutors. If you have an above average grade in a specific course and would like to help others learn, then you may qualify. Our tutors are paid and set their own hours with individual students or study groups.

    Distance Tutoring

    Tutoring and Writing Coach assistance are available through distance tutoring for online students or students unable to travel to a campus. These services are available every term – spring, summer, and fall. Students and tutors will work together to determine the best way to conduct these tutoring services, whether it be through email and/or telephone correspondence, or WebEx meetings. Please contact any Academic Success Center to inquire about distance tutoring.

    A&P Arranged
    Accounting & Small Business AccountingTW5:30pm-7:30pm
    BiologyMWF8am-9am, 10am-5:00pm
     TTH8am-12pm
    Business MathMTTH8am-8pm
     WF8am-4pm
    CalculusM9am-1pm, 6pm-8pm
     TW8am-4pm
     TH 9am-1pm
    ChemistryM9am-1pm
     TH9am-3:30pm
     F11am-3pm
    ECEDMW9am-2pm
    EconomicsMTH9am-1pm
    ElectricalTTH9am-1pm
    ExcelM-F8am-4pm
    Fluid PowerMTH9am-1pm
    Math /Algebra MTWTHF8am-4pm
     M4-8pm
     T5:30pm-7:30pm
     TH5:30pm-7:30pm
    MicrocomputerM-F8am-4pm
    NutritionMWF8am-9am, 10am-5:00pm
     TTH8am-12pm
    PhysicsM9am-1pm, 4pm-8pm
     TW8am-4pm
     TH 9am-1pm
    Psychology/SociologyM-F8am-4pm
    SpeechM-F8am-4pm
    Structure and Function Arranged
    StatsMTWTHF8am-4pm
     M4-8pm
     T5:30pm-7:30pm
     TH5:30pm-7:30pm
    WritingM-F8am-4pm
    Writing CoachM11am-1pm, 2pm-7pm
     T9am-2pm
     W9am-2pm
     TH8:30am-1pm

    The Skill Builder Workshop is an intensive individualized workshop designed for students who want to achieve a higher score on the ACCUPLACER assessment test or refresh their skills in certain areas. Academic Success Center staff run the workshops, with additional assistance from peer tutors. Workshops are available for math, reading, or writing. The cost is $20.

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    The Academic Success Center also functions as a computer lab with computers available for student use. Academic Success Center staff is available to offer assistance with WebCentral, Moodle, student email, printing, and other general computer use questions. 

    The Writing Coach/Writing Help Desk is a FREE service designed to help students with their written assignments. Have your paper reviewed, ask questions, get advice - all on your time!

    For more information or to schedule an appointment please contact the Academic Success Center Coordinator for the campus you would like to visit.

    Supplemental Instruction is offered in courses that are historically difficult for students.  In this effort, a former student, who excelled in the area, attends the class and then offers additional teaching sessions to students.  These sessions are held at times that accommodate student schedules like weekends, evenings, etc.  Currently, SI sessions are offered for students enrolled in the following courses: Structure and Function I & II, Anatomy and Physiology I & II and Calculus.

    The Academic Success Center offers the Athletic Study Hall program to various athletic programs including Men’s Basketball, Men’s Soccer and Men’s Golf.  Players are required to spend 1 ½ hours of mandatory study hall within the Academic Success Center and meet with a mentor for ½ hr each week.  The mentor is one of the professional staff in the ASC.

    The Academic Success Center offers instruction in the following pre-collegiate transitional courses as well as English Language Learner courses.  These courses along with the on-going encouragement and guidance combine to get students off to a positive start to achieving his/her academic goals.

    •          Reading/Writing Essentials I
    •          Reading/Writing Essentials II
    •          Math Essentials
    •          Academic English for English Language Learners-Level 1
    •          Academic English for English Language Learners-Level 2
    •          Academic English for English Language Learners-Level 3
    •          College Foundations

  • Contact Us

    • Columbus

      Krynn Larsen, Director
      (402) 562-1422

      Brenda Preister, Coordinator
      (402) 562-1204
    • Fall Hours

      Monday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
      Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
      Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
      Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
      Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

      Writing Coach

      Monday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2 - 7 p.m.
      Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
      Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
      Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.