Academic Studies Center & Writing Lab
The Academic Studies Center (ASC) is an important adjunct to Coastal’s instructional program. As both a tutorial lab and testing center, the ASC houses English tutors to assist Coastal’s curriculum and Continuing Education students with their writing assignments. Additionally, qualified instructors are available to tutor Basic Skills and Continuing Education students in reading, writing, and math at all levels in the lab environment. Student learning is also enhanced through the use of up-to-date software programs in the computer lab.
The ASC also houses a testing center for those students who need to test for placement into a Continuing Education or Basic Skills program and for those who need to test for a curriculum class.
Located in the Kenneth B. Hurst Continuing Education Building, Room 200, the center is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am – 9:00 pm and Friday from 7:30 am – 5:00 pm. Appointments are not necessary as students are seen on a first come first serve basis. Fees are required only for individual proctored testing, which must be scheduled through the Basic Skills office.