Division of Academic Success and Public Service Overview
This division fosters an invitational environment which enhances and supports teaching and learning through:
- Computer access
- Developmental education
- Information literacy
- College success courses
The Division of Academic Success and Public Service includes:
Academic Learning Center
The ALC provides access to computing resources and individualized instruction to assist students in meeting the demands of college-level work in math, science, and math-related disciplines.
Accounting Tutoring Lab - Ferguson 114: Monday - Friday 9 am - 1 pm
Math Tutoring Lab - Ferguson 116: Monday - Thursday 9 am - 6 pm, Friday 9 am - 1 pm
Science Tutoring Lab - Ferguson 118: Monday through Thursday 9 am - 6 pm, Friday 9 am 1 pm
Academic Related Instruction
In ACA 115, students can learn about campus resources, study skills, and developing plans for achieving academic goals. ACA-122 students also learn about campus resources and study skills. They also create a strategic plan for a successful transfer to a 4-year institution after completing their course of study at A-B Tech.
The Developmental Studies department provides students with expanded opportunities for college success, increases retention in Developmental Education and subsequent courses, provides a faculty cohort for competent developmental instruction and develops self-actualized learners.
Don C. Locke Library
Don C. Locke Library provides a program of information literacy across the curriculum that teaches students how to access, evaluate, and use information in the classroom and throughout their lives. The library also develops collections to reflect a diverse college community and provides an invitational environment that stimulates the learning process.
Don C. Locke Library has computers on both floors where students can access Moodle and email, laptops for in-library use, quiet study areas, and group study rooms. In addition to book and magazine collections, the library has a large media collection including feature films on DVD and audio books. There are comfortable seating and wireless access throughout the building and friendly staff to help.
Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Early Childhood Education
The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through age eight in diverse learning environments. The focus of this program is for individuals who have a desire to teach young children ages birth to pre-kindergarten 5-year-olds. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers. The Early Childhood program offers three-degree options, including transfer options, as well as three certificates.
Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and childcare programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Head Start Programs, and school-age programs.
Health and Physical Education
The Department of Health and Physical Education provides a broad range of wellness instruction. From personal health classes and physical-activity courses available to all students to Exercise Science and Group Fitness Instruction available to students in the Health and Fitness Science Degree Program. The department also offers a variety of wellness activities designed to support students in meeting their wellness needs.
The Writing Center
Located in Locke 125, the Writing Center offers help with writing assignments in any curriculum or developmental course, as well as assistance with professional and creative writing projects. Tutoring formats include 50-minute face-to-face appointments; remote sessions; a 24/7 online service for a tutor’s written feedback on drafts at any stage of development; and RISE sessions for practice with fundamentals of grammar, usage, punctuation, mechanics, and paragraph development. Walk-in sessions are welcome but cannot always be accommodated.
Writing Center Hours:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with variable evening hours (fall and spring)
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (summer)
For more information contact the Dean: