The Academic Studies Center (ASC) is an important adjunct to Coastal’s instructional program. As both a tutorial lab and testing center, qualified instructors are available to tutor Basic Skills and Continuing Education students in reading, writing, and math at basic and intermediate levels in the lab environment. Student learning is also enhanced through the use of up-to-date software programs in the computer lab. Children, cell phones, food and drinks are not allowed in the Academic Studies Center.
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 make up a missed test for a curriculum class. CCCC student ids are required for curriculum make-up testing and current, government issued ids are required for all other testing. Curriculum make-up testing may occur any time the Academic Studies Center is open. College and Career Readiness and Continuing Education testing may occur Monday – Wednesday.
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, (910) 938-6775.
Students may also visit the Writer’s Center on the second floor of the Learning Resources Center Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 1:00pm for assistance with their writing.