Academic Success Center - Hastings

Student being tutored at the Hastings Academic Success Center.The 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-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  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 Availability
A& P By Appointment &
  Tuesdays 5-8 p.m.
Accounting Mon, Wed, Fri
  8:30 a.m.-Noon
Applied Stats Tuesdays 8:30 a.m.-Noon
  Thursdays 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Biology By Appointment &
  Tuesdays 5-8 p.m.
Business Mon, Wed, Fri
  Tuesdays 5-8 p.m.
Calculus Monday & Friday
  Noon-4:00 p.m.
Chemistry By Appointment &
  Tuesdays 5-8 p.m.
Dental Hygiene  By Appointment
Earth &  Tuesdays 5-8 p.m.
Environmental Science  
Math Essentials- Mon-Wed 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
College Alg Thurs 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  Fri 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Media Arts Mon/Wed 5-8 p.m.
Medical Lab Tech By Appointment
Microcomputer Apps By Appointment &
  Tues/Thurs 8:30 a.m.-Noon
Nutrition/Health By Appointment
Physical Geography Tuesdays 5-8 p.m.
Psychology  By Appointment
Public Speaking By Appointment
Trig Tuesdays 5-8 p.m.
Sociology By Appointment
Spanish By Appointment
Writing Coach Monday 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  Tuesday 12:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
  Wednesday 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  Thursday 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Academic Skill Builder Workshops

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? 

Hastings Sessions 

August 28 - September 27 Tuesday/Thursday, 3 - 5 p.m. 

October 1 - October 31 Monday/Wednesday, 9 - 11 a.m. 

November 6 - December 6 Tuesday/Thursday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 

Where are the workshops? 

All Workshops are held in the Academic Success Center, located in the Dawson building, room 430, on the Hastings 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.

Writing Center

What is the Writing Center? 

The Writing Center offers free, one-on-one assistance 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. The Writing Center also offers free, one-on-one collaboration to Central Community College faculty and staff as they create assignments for their courses, write for  publications, update their resumes and CVs, etc.

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. Please contact the Academic Success Center  coordinator for more information or for assistance in scheduling an appointment. For further  information, contact Jim Eads (402) 460-2146.

Supplemental Instruction

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, these sessions are offered for students enrolled in college algebra.

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

Lydia Lough, Director
402-461-2573

Erika Wolfe, Coordinator
402-461-2551

Fall Hours

Monday-Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Academic Success Center boosted my confidence. There is always someone to help you in any subject. Tia (ASC tutor) helps me in structure and function. I now know the information way better.
- Julie Nelms