Sep 21, 2020  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
    
2020-2021 General Catalog

Academic Support



Library Services

Library Services promotes student learning by providing quality services, comprehensive materials, and a positive learning environment. The Davidson and Davie campus libraries offer a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere for students to study and collaborate. Library staff members are readily available to assist students with their information and technology needs.

Both libraries offer wireless Internet access; computers; photocopying services as well as quiet study areas. The libraries also make available a wide variety of print and electronic resources including books, ebooks, journals, DVDs and online videos. The Library catalog and other electronic resources can be accessed off-campus through the college website.

Please see the DCCC Library website for the current library hours.

The Learning Commons

In keeping with DCCC’s mission statement, the Learning Commons serves as an innovative learning and testing resource which provides professional academic assistance that promotes retention and success by challenging and empowering students to maximize their academic potential. The Learning Commons Testing Center follows National College Testing Association (NCTA) recommendations on testing standards and guidelines.

The Learning Commons is located on the first floor of the Grady Edward Love Learning Resources Center on the Davidson Campus. The center provides free in-person and online tutoring in a variety of subject areas for enrolled students in pre-curriculum or curriculum courses at Davidson County Community College. Visit the Learning Commons (opens in new window) online for more information.

Students may request tutoring any time during the semester by contacting the Learning Commons. Qualified professional and peer tutors are employed by the College to share their learning strategies and problem-solving skills with any student having difficulty in a subject.

Students interested in being a peer tutor should complete an online application under the employment section of the College’s website. The application can be found under the heading “Student Jobs.” To be eligible, a student must have completed the course for which they will be tutoring with a grade of B or higher or, if currently enrolled, be earning a B or higher and have a favorable recommendation from the instructor of the course. Tutors are paid hourly and compensated monthly.

The Learning Commons also houses the Testing Center for the College which provides testing for curriculum courses, special testing for academic programs, HiSET testing, GED testing, and WorkKeys testing for the Career Readiness Certificate. The Testing Center provides walk-in WorkKeys testing.  Students that have been directed by their instructor to schedule a test need to make a testing appointment at least 24 hours in advance.  Appointments can be made by visiting the Learning Commons website. Student testing guidelines can be found on the Learning Commons website. In addition to the academic support services and the Testing Center, the Learning Commons provides four study rooms and a study corner.

For morning information on tutoring, testing and hours of operation, please visit the Learning Commons (opens in new window) online; or call 336-249-8186, ext. 6787; or come by the Learning Commons Welcome Desk.

Davie Campus Tutoring

Tutoring is also available on the Davie campus. Free tutoring is provided in certain subject areas for enrolled students in pre-curriculum or curriculum courses. For more information, please contact the Davie campus at 336-751-2885.