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    Century College offers a variety of academic resource centers which students can use at no cost to help them achieve their academic goals.

    You can receive support in reading, writing, science, mathematics and all other subjects. We want you to be a successful student. Take advantage of the many academic resources.

    Learn more about our variety of academic support resources below!

Academic Resource Centers

Academic Support Centers (West & East Campus)

Summer Hours & Contact

West Academic Support Center
West Campus, Room 2461
Monday-Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm

651-779-3258

East Academic Support Center
East Campus, Room 2542
Monday-Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm

651-747-4088

Overview

Tutors are available in a variety of disciplines to all Century College students. You may receive tutoring services by simply signing up in the centers or by walk-in appointment.

Skilled Tutors

Peer Tutors are students who have taken the courses, received high grades, and have been recommended by instructors.

Student Responsibilities

It is important that you prepare for your tutoring sessions by reading the course material, and by bringing your syllabus, textbook, and assignment.

Peer Tutors are not substitutes for your instructors, so they will not re-lecture your course material. In addition, tutors do not proofread or edit papers and will not do your work for you.

Tutors Linked to Classes Program

Tutors Linked to Classes (TLC) is a faculty-driven program that links a tutor to specific entry-level courses in English, Math, Reading, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, and the Sciences.

The TLC Tutor attends lectures and provides tutoring specifically to the students in the courses to which they are assigned.

Becoming a Tutor

If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please complete the application (details about available positions are listed on the application).

Writing Center

Summer Hours

Monday and Wednesday: 9am - 4pm

Tuesday and Thursday: 11am - 6pm

*Hours are subject to change.
 

Contact

West Campus, Room 3280
651-779-3400

Overview

The Writing Center at Century College offers a variety of resources for students who need assistance with their writing assignments. Students can choose to use the computers and work independently, or talk about their assignments with a writing consultant.

Procedures

  • Sign in at one of the two designated computers using your Student ID. Remember to log out when you're finished in order to receive credit.
  • Bring your writing--essay, paragraph, or workbook assignment.
  • You may work independently, with other students, or with a consultant on your chosen writing assignment.
  • Occasionally, peer groups work together on papers - editing, revising, or planning. You may join one of these peer groups, or, if there are no peer groups, you may start one.

Consultants

Consultants are available to discuss problems in grammar, mechanics, format, or style. Our consultants will not proofread your work, but they can help you identify and/or correct weaknesses in your paper. It may take more than one session for a consultant to evaluate your work.

Guidelines

  • Our computers may be used for word processing or academic research. You may also use available computer programs for practice exercises to improve your use of proper grammar and mechanics.
  • You may use the available handouts to solve problems with the mechanics of writing or to work on specific areas of weakness in grammar and/or punctuation. You may also use our handbooks, dictionaries, and other reference materials; however, these resources must remain in the Center.
  • After your visit to the Writing Center, allow sufficient time to revise and edit your work before submitting it to your instructor.

Resources

  • Hardware: 35 PCs
  • Software:
    • Microsoft Office 2013
    • Southwestern Keyboarding Pro Practice
    • Grammar 3D
  • Practice exercises
  • MLA, APA, and CMS handbooks
  • Assorted reference materials and handbooks
  • Century College English handbooks
  • Configure

Reading & Student Success Center

Summer Hours

CLOSED May 12 - June 4

OPEN June 5 - July 12; 8am-2pm

CLOSED July 28 - August 14

When closed, contact LuAnn Wood to arrange appeal testing and return overdue books to Academic Afairs W3232 during regular business hours.

Contact

West Campus, Room 3250
651-779-3351

Overview

The Reading & Student Success Center supports all Century College students in using and developing effective reading and college success strategies. The professional staff and qualified student workers are available on a drop-in basis or by appointment.

Resources

Services

  • Skills enhancement and workshops (individual or group) in effective reading and college success strategies.
  • Course support for
    • Fundamentals of College Reading RDNG 900
    • Strategies for College Reading RDNG 950
    • College Success Strategies STSC 1021
  • Computers/laptops/printers/headphones
  • Contemporary Reading Collection
  • Quiet study space for individuals or groups

Mathematics Resource Center

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 4pm

Contact

West Campus, Room 3315
651-779-3375
Mathematics Resource Center

Online Math Center

The Online Math Center is now available! To access, please self-register for "Online Math Center" on Desire2Learn.

Overview

The Century College Mathematics Resource Center is available to all Century College students currently enrolled in a Century mathematics course. The Center is staffed by mathematics professionals and qualified tutors available to give you assistance with your daily assignments.

Help is available on a drop-in basis and no appointment is necessary. Century College Students enrolled at any level of mathematics are encouraged to come in for assistance or to study.

Resources

Science Resource Center

SummerHours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9am-2:30pm

Contact

East Campus, Room 3813 (Science Library Building)
Science Resource Center, 651-779-3293

Overview

The Science Resource Center offers drop-in tutoring and other services to any Century student taking a science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, or Earth Science) class. Help is available on a drop-in basis and no appointment is necessary.

Resources and Services

  • Drop-in tutoring
  • Tutors Linked-to-Classes (TLC) services
  • Computer tutorials
  • Textbooks and practice problem sets
  • Models and laboratory practice
  • Reference books

ESOL Center

Summer Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8am - 1:30pm

CLOSED July 14 - August 15

Contact

East Campus, Room 1552
651-747-4039
En Español: 651-779-3994
ESOL Center

Overview

Century College's ESOL Center consists of a state-of-the-art digital language lab, computer lab, and study space. The ESOL lab assistant and peer tutors are also available to help students connect to appropriate resources in the College, such as the Intercultural Club, financial aid, and multicultural activities.

Our ESOL Center assists bilingual and multilingual students in adjusting to college academic and social life. ESOL students can get help with:

  • vocabulary development
  • note taking
  • writing
  • grammar
  • reading
  • listening & speaking in English
  • American culture

The Center also offers:

  • ESOL tutoring
  • study groups
  • contact with English-speaking volunteers
  • a place to meet other students

ESOL Advisor

Our ESOL Advisor is available to help any non-native English speaker at Century College, even if you have never taken ESOL classes. If you are struggling with any aspect of college–classes, studying, registration, financial aid–and don't know where to go, please visit the ESOL Advisor, located in the Advising & Counseling Center on the West Campus in W2410. We can answer your questions and guide you to the right places on campus to get the help you need.

Language Lab

Overview

The Language Laboratory is a key resource for Century College students in the pursuit of communicative proficiency in a foreign language as well as intercultural understanding and appreciation.

Summer Hours                                                                              

The Language Lab is closed during the summer.

Contact

West Campus, Room 1190
651-779-3978
The Language Lab

Services

  • The opportunity to converse with fluent speakers of ASL, Chinese, and Spanish
  • Support for classroom assignments and assigned laboratory work
  • The opportunity to participate in intercultural clubs and culturally focused events
  • Exposure to language and cultural materials
  • The opportunity to build community among classmates

Resources

  • Weekly conversational groups with fluent speakers
  • Educational software
  • Supplemental worksheets and publications
  • Foreign language books, magazines, and videos

TRIO at Century College

Century College hosts three grant-funded TRIO programs: Student Support Services (SSS), Educational Talent Search (ETS), and Upward Bound (UB), as well as a Veterans Services Center for students who are currently or have served in the armed forces. 

Learn more about the programs, and which one might be right for you!