Apr 18, 2021  
2021-2022 General Catalog 
    
2021-2022 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 Davidson-Davie Library website for the current library hours.

The Learning Commons

In keeping with Davidson-Davie’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-Davie 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.

WorkKeys™

WorkKeys is a nationally recognized and approved job skills assessment system developed and administered by ACT, Inc. The various assessments measure competencies in “real world” skills that employers believe are critical to job success. Davidson-Davie offers skills review, assessment of employees or job applicants, and scoring services. For additional information, call 336-224-4550

Career Readiness Certificate Program

The College works directly with the North Carolina Community College System to offer the Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) Program on a state and national level. Based on the WorkKeys system, CRC is a portable credential for potential employees and employers.

Employers are increasingly concerned with ensuring that both potential and incumbent employees have the skills necessary to thrive in today’s workplace. More than 80% of all jobs are projected to require skills beyond those earned in high school.

For an executive contemplating moving a business to North Carolina, expanding an existing company or even just sustaining operations in a fiercely competitive environment, the skill level of the available workforce is often a deciding factor. As a result, both job seekers and incumbent workers are increasingly called upon to demonstrate a more advanced set of skills or at least the ability to develop those skills through on-the-job training.

North Carolina’s Career Readiness Certification (CRC) is designed to meet the needs of both employers and job seekers in this transitioning economy.

  • For employers, the CRC offers a reliable means of determining whether a potential employee has the necessary literacy, math, and problem solving skills to be job-ready.
  • For job seekers, the CRC serves as a portable credential that can be more meaningful to employers than a high school degree or a resume citing experience in a different job setting.

There are three levels of certification:

  • Gold Level - Qualifies an individual for 85% of all jobs
  • Silver Level - Qualifies an individual for 65% of all jobs
  • Bronze Level - Qualifies an individual for 30% of all jobs

For additional information, call 336-224-4550 or visit North Carolina’s Career Readiness Certification. 

For more 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.