Academic Success Center - Columbus

The Academic Success Center (ASC) provides many services for students. These include on-campus, and online tutoring, Writing Coaches for all subjects, computer lab use, printing, computer assistance, Academic Skill Builder workshops, and non-credit Academic English classes for English Language Learners.

Tutoring

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

Peer Tutors

We are also seeking students who want to become tutors. If you have an above average grade in a specific course and want to help others learn, then you may qualify. Our tutors are paid and work with Academic Success Center staff to set tutoring hours that work with both the tutor’s schedule and the needs of the Center. Tutors may have the opportunity to work with individual students and/or lead study groups. 

Virtual Tutoring

Students can access subject-specific tutors at scheduled times through virtual tutoring. This will allow face-to-face tutoring in real time.

View Virtual Tutoring Hours

Drop-in Tutoring

See Online Tutoring Schedule

Fall 2021 Drop-in Tutoring Schedule

Tutor times sometimes change. Please contact the ASC for the most current schedule.

Subject

Availability

Anatomy and Physiology

Monday: 11 a.m.-noon (East Ed 310)
Tuesday: noon-1 p.m. (East Ed 301)
Thursday (SI): noon-2 p.m. (East Ed 301)
Friday: 1-3 p.m. 

Practical/Technical Math

 

Monday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday and Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Calculus

Tuesday and Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

College Algebra

Monday: 12:30-3 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 
Electronics Tuesday and Friday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Elementary Algebra Monday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday and Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Elementary Childhood Education Monday and Wednesday: 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Intermediate Algebra

Monday: 12:30-3 p.m.; 3:30-6 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:30-5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Microbiology Monday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday: 1-3 p.m.
Physics Tuesday and Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Pre-Calculus

Monday: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday: 9-11 a.m. (North Ed); 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (ASC)

Psychology/Sociology

Monday: 1-3 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday: 1-3 p.m.

Public Speaking See Writing Coach Times
Spanish Monday and Friday: 1-3 p.m.
Statistics

Monday 3:30-6 p.m.
Wednesday 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Thursday 3-5 p.m.

Writing Coach* Monday and Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Friday: 1-3 p.m.
*Writing Coach appointments should be scheduled in advance. 

Other Subjects/Courses – Contact the ASC for more details

Academic Success Center – Student Center, Room 119 – Call 402-562-1297 or 402-562-1204

Academic Skill Builder Workshop

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

When are the workshops?

All In-Person Campus Sessions

Registration is open during the following terms:

  • Summer 2021: May 24 – July 29
  • Fall 2021: August 17 – December 11
  • Spring 2022: January 11 – May 6

Independent  Individualized Study—Must schedule in advance.

To schedule, contact Melanie McKinney at 402-562-1297.

Where are the workshops?

All Workshops will be held in person at the Columbus Academic Success Center.

Why Attend Academic Skill Builder Workshops?

  1. Improve your assessment score
  2. Improve your reading, writing and math skills
  3. Receive 1-on-1 assistance

*80% (cumulative average) of students participating in a workshop achieved higher assessment scores.

Computer Lab

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

Writing Center

What is the Writing Center?

The Writing Center offers free access to Writing Coaches who offer one-on-one assistance in all subject areas to Central Community College students as they strive to improve their writing skills. We provide CCC student writers with a welcoming, inviting, collaborative and supportive atmosphere in which they can develop their skills and make informed decisions about their writing. We promote writing excellence and success of students in both their academic and future careers.

How do I use the Writing Center?

Students are encouraged to schedule appointments ahead of time. We accept drop-ins, but a Writing Coach might not be immediately available. Writing Coaches are also available online. Please contact the Academic Success Center at 402-562-1297 for more information or for assistance in scheduling an appointment.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental instruction is offered in courses that are historically difficult for students. In this effort, a former student who has excelled in one of these subject areas offers additional teaching sessions to students. The leader of these sessions presents course material utilizing a variety of methods and perspectives to assist students in mastering the material. Contact the Academic Success Center at 402-562-1297 for more information on Supplemental Instruction availability.  

Non-Credit Academic English Classes for English Language Learners

The Academic Success Center offers non-credit instruction in pre-collegiate transitional Academic English to prepare English Language Learners for the expectations of college-level courses. These classes give students a positive start to achieving their academic goals. Three levels of non-credit Academic English classes are offered during the fall and spring semesters.

It is recommended that an ELL assessment be taken in CCC’s assessment center prior to registering for Academic English classes. Assessment scores will be used to determine the most appropriate level of Academic English. For more information, contact the Academic Success Center at 402-562-1297.

Testing for Students with Accommodations

Students who have an accommodation letter through Disability Services can utilize the Academic Success Center for testing accommodations. They need to inform their instructor and make an appointment with the ASC staff before testing.

Contact Us

Melanie McKinney, Director 
402-562-1297

Robin Coan, Coordinator 
402-562-1204

Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

In-person Writing Coach Hours

Monday: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday – Thursday: 9 – 11:30 a.m.;
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The ASC provides real value to CCC. The tutors boost our confidence and keep us engaged in our studies. They ensure that each and every student receives the individual help needed to succeed in their courses!
-Mary Cracraft