Coastal provides various forms of additional tutoring and support to assist students in their coursework and skills.
Academic Studies Center
Continuing Education Room 200
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 College and Career Readiness 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 College and Career Readiness 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 photo 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, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.
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 College and Career Readiness office, (910) 938-6775.
The Health Lab
Health Building Room 135
The Health lab is equipped with software for students enrolled in the medical, dental, and nursing programs. The lab is equipped with internet access, printing and professional support. Hours change regularly. Contact the Helpdesk for the most current information or see schedule posted on lab door.
Pass – Peer Assisted Study Sessions
PASS stands for “Peer Assisted Study Sessions.” The PASS program offers regularly scheduled, out-of-class review sessions to all students enrolled in a targeted course. Your instructor will inform you if PASS is available for your course. PASS study sessions are informal meetings in which students review notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and prepare for exams. Students learn how to integrate course content with reasoning and study skills. The PASS sessions are facilitated by a trained “PASS leader,” a competent student who has previously and successfully completed the targeted course. PASS participants have the opportunity to become actively involved with their classmates as they process the required course readings, lecture notes, and course assignments. Attendance in PASS sessions is voluntary but strongly encouraged. Studies show that students who attend PASS sessions have higher grades and lower withdraw rates as compared to the other students in the targeted classes.
PSY 150 Tutoring
Do you need help with understanding PSY 150? The faculty who teach General Psychology are available to help you. In a neutral, non-evaluative, and positive atmosphere, we are here to provide you with the additional help you may need to more fully understand the principles of psychology.
If you wish to access the PSY 150 tutoring, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and an instructor will respond.
You will be able to speak one-on-one with a tutor who will do his/her best to help you gain a deeper understanding of your topic. Please be as specific as possible about your needs. Avoid general statements like, “I can’t learn with this instructor,” or “I just don’t understand this stuff.” We welcome statements like, “I don’t understand the difference between positive and negative reinforcement,” or “How is temperament different from personality?”