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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)

Hours & Contact

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

Friday: 8 am - 4 pm

651-779-3258

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

Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:30 am - 7pm

Friday: 7:30am - 4pm
 

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

Hours

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 am - 6 pm

Friday: 7:30 am - 4 pm

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
  • Contempory Reading Collection
  • Quiet study space for individuals or groups

Mathematics Resource Center

Regular Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 6 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 4 pm

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

Hours

Monday - Friday: 8 am - 4:00 pm

Contact Keith Hagen for assistance.

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

Hours

Monday - Thursday 8 am - 4:30 pm

Friday 8 am - 2 pm

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.

Hours                                                                              

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:30 am - 4 pm

Wednesday: 9:30 am - 6

Friday: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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 Student Support Services

If you're serious about earning a bachelor's degree, TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) at Century College can help. We'll support and counsel you to ensure that you find the right transfer school. And, we'll give you the academic and personal support to enable you to achieve your educational goals. But that's not all. We can also help you have fun and meet other students who intend to transfer - all at the same time!

If you're a veteran, click here for the TRIO for Veterans.

Mission

The mission of TRIO SSS is to increase the college retention, graduation, and transfer rates of students who intend to transfer to a four-year college.

Eligibility

To qualify for TRIO SSS, you must meet the following federal eligibility criteria:

  • Be enrolled in Century associate degree program
  • Seeking transfer to a four-year institution
  • Be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status

And at least one of the following:

  • Low income (receive a Pell Grant)
  • Be a first generation college student
  • Have a documented disability

TRIO SSS Opportunities

  • Professional tutoring, study groups, and effective study skills tips
  • Academic advising, career planning, and major exploration
  • College transfer planning
  • Visits to four-year schools in Minnesota and Wisconsin
  • Help with financial aid issues
  • Scholarship workshops
  • Personal and cultural enrichment opportunities

Benefits

When you join TRIO SSS, you can:

  1. Be eligible for several Century scholarships (available only to TRIO SSS students).
  2. Improve your grades by working with TRIO SSS tutors in various academic areas.
  3. Work with a counselor to plan a schedule to meet your transfer/career goals.
  4. Go on four-year college transfer tours at no charge.
  5. Attend research and leadership conferences.
  6. Participate in social activities with other TRIO SSS students.

Apply

Submit an application, call 651-779-3226, or stop by the TRIO SSS office at West Campus, Room 2460.

We will determine eligibility and contact you.