Student Support

1. Academic Skills Lab

The purpose of the Academic Skills Lab is to support the mission and goals of the college by providing an open computer lab and tutorial services for individuals and groups. The lab provides access to and assistance with educational software designed to enable both curriculum and continuing education students to meet their course, degree, transfer or career needs.

A head coordinator, an evening coordinator, tutorial coordinator and tutors who serve as facilitators in the learning process staff the area. Commercially prepared and instructor prepared materials and audio-visual materials are available to cover practically every academic skill or subject that is taught from the elementary school level through early college level.

The hours of the academic skills lab are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. Saturday hours are 9 to 1.

2. Learning Resources Center

The LRC, a multimedia center for learning resources, is a fundamental part of instructional programs. Its chief aims are to contribute to the educational objectives of the institution by acquiring, organizing, and making available the books, periodicals, AV media, and on-line resources needed to support instructional programs and to assist in the cultural development of its users.

The LRC is open from 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday. The LRC is closed Sunday. Information and services are available from the college web page, www.alamance.cc.nc.us . The telephone number is (336)506-4116 and the email address is lrc@alamance.cc.nc.us.

The LRC offers Internet access to students and subscribes to many on-line research databases. Orientations to the LRC can be scheduled by instructors and tailored to meet the informational needs of the particular class.

The LRC houses a large collection of audiotapes, CDs & laser discs, and videotapes in room 231 of the LRC. Available equipment includes VCRs, TVs, laptop computers, data projectors, slide projectors and more. Faculty can contact the LRC staff to reserve equipment and AV material. A 24-hour reserve is requested.

3. Student Development Counseling Services

Counseling services related to career development, educational objectives, personal concerns and program choice are available to all students and prospective students at Alamance Community College. Students are invited to utilize these services as they plan and/or consider changes in their educational objectives or careers.

Counselors are available from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays for the convenience of students. On Tuesday evenings placement tests are given and the office is open until 8:30 p.m. In summer term counseling is available until 12 noon on Fridays. Counselors, located at various areas of the building, provide information on entrance and graduation requirements, financial aid, veteran’s affairs, career development, employment opportunities, student activities and student policies. Testing for aptitude and interest is available when appropriate.

Counseling for personal growth and adjustment is provided to individuals and small groups. Counselors also work with larger groups through classroom involvement. Students are encouraged to consult a counselor at any time they have a personal problem 38

which may influence their educational progress. Counselors will arrange conferences to discuss problems and to provide needed assistance. Assistance in referral to other agencies will be provided when appropriate.

4. Assessment Center

The Assessment Center, located in Room 348, is available for curriculum student make-up testing and for test proctoring when requested by other colleges. Faculty may leave tests at the center. The contact telephone number is 506-4177.