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Division of Academic Success and Public Service Overview

This division fosters an invitational environment which enhances and supports teaching and learning through:

  • Tutoring
  • Computer access
  • Developmental education
  • Information literacy
  • College success courses

The Division of Academic Success and Public Service includes:

Academic Learning Center 

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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.

ALC Hours:

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

ALC Web Page

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.

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.

Library Hours:
Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Summer hours:
Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Don C. Locke Library Web Page

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.

Early Childhood Web Page

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.

Health & Fitness Science Web Page

Human Services Technology

The mission of the Human Services program is to educate and prepare future human services professionals to work in a variety of settings and organizations.  The Human Services program is a professional studies-based program, leading directly to job placement upon graduation. In addition, graduates will be prepared for transfer to 4-year institutions and other professional programs. Graduates may acquire certification to become Human Services Board-Certified Practitioners (HS-BCP), Certified Substance Abuse Counselors (CSAC), Peer Support Specialists and be prepared to work in diverse settings such as group homes and halfway houses; correctional, intellectual disability, and community mental health centers; family, child, and youth service agencies, and programs concerned with alcoholism, drug abuse, family violence, and aging.

Human Services Technology Web Page

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)

Writing Center Web Page


For more information contact the Dean:

Ron Layne
Fax: 828.251.6074


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