Academic Success Center - Columbus

Columbus ASC roomThe Academic Success Center (ASC) provides many services for students. These include on-campus tutoring, online tutoring, computer lab and computer assistance, and the academic skill builder workshop.

Tutoring

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-on-one and group tutoring is available in selected subjects.

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 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  is through email and/or telephone correspondence or WebEx meetings. Please contact any Academic Success Center to inquire about distance tutoring.

Drop In Tutoring
Subject Days Available Times Available
A & P   Arranged
Accounting & Small Business Accounting   Arranged
Biology T,TH,F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  M,W 8 a.m. - Noon
Business Math M, T, W, TH 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Calculus M

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
6-8 p.m.

  T, W 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  TH 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Chemistry M, TH 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Early Childhood Education M, W 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Economics M, TH 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Electrical M, TH 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Excel M - F 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fluid Power M, TH 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Math/Algebra M, T, W, TH 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Microcomputer M - F 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Nutrition T,TH,F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  M, W 8 a.m. - Noon
Physics M

9 a.m. - 1 pm
4 - 8 p.m.

  T,W 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  TH 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Psycology/Sociology M - F 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Spanish M 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  TH 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Speech M - F 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Structure and Function   Arranged
Statistics M - F 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  M 4-8 p.m.
Writing M - F 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Writing Coach M 8-10 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  T 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  W 8-10 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  TH 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  F 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Academic Skill Builder Workshop

This 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. The Academic Success Center staff run the workshops with additional assistance from peer tutors. Workshops are available for math, reading  and writing. The cost is $20.

When are the workshops?

Columbus Sessions: August 20 - December 14
Independent Study, Math, Reading & Writing

Where are the workshops?

All Workshops are held in the Academic Success Center on the Columbus Campus.

Why Attend Academic Skill Builder Workshops?

  1. Improve your Accuplacer 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 available for student use. The 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

The Writing Coach/Writing Help Desk is a FREE service designed to help students with their written assignments. Have your paper reviewed, ask questions and 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

Supplemental  instruction is offered in courses that are historically difficult for students. In this effort, a former student who has 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,  these sessions are offered for students enrolled in the following courses:  structure and function I and II, physiology I and II, and calculus. 

Study Hall

The Academic Success Center offers the Athletic Study Hall program to various athletic programs including f men’s basketball, men’s golf and men’s soccer. Players are required to spend one and one-half hours of mandatory study hall within the Academic Success Center and meet with a mentor for  one-half hour each week. The mentor is one of the professional ASC staff

Foundations & Language Learner Courses

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

Krynn Larsen, Director 
402-562-1422 

Brenda Preister, Coordinator 
402-562-1204

Fall Hours 

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Math (Stats, Calc)

Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Math – All classes

Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Writing Coach

Monday: 8-10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 8-10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - 5 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