Successful Students at A-B Tech

Division of Academic Success 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 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 - 1pm
Science Tutoring Lab - Ferguson 118:         Monday through Thursday 9 am - 6 pm, Friday 9 am 1 pm

ALC Webpage

Academic Related Instruction

In ACA 115, students can learn about campus resources, study skills, and developing plans for achieving academic goals.

Transitional Studies (formerly Basic Skills)

Includes: Adult Basic Education (ABE), High School Equivalency (HSE), Foundations, and English Language Acquisition (ELA) / English as a Second Language (ESL).

Developmental Studies

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 is 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 Webpage
 

The Writing Center

Located in Locke 125, the Writing Center offers help with writing assignments in any curriculum or developmental course. Tutoring formats include 50-minute face-to-face appointments; remote tutoring via Skype; a 24/7 online service for a tutor’s written feedback on papers in any stage of development; and RISE walk-in sessions for intensive practice with fundamentals of grammar, usage, punctuation, mechanics, and paragraph development.

Writing Center Hours:

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (fall and spring)

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (summer)

Writing Center Webpage

 

For more information contact the Dean:

Ron Layne
828.398.7885
Fax: 828.251.6074
ronaldplayne@abtech.edu

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