Academic Support Services
The Office of Academic Support Services encourages students to take advantage of the following services to assist them with the successful completion of their course work:
Advising & Counseling Center
Academic advising assists students in the development of meaningful educational plans that are compatible with the student's life goals and abilities. However, the ultimate responsibility for making academic decisions rests with the individual student. Advisors help students plan academic programs and discuss academic concerns. The Advising and Counseling Center is located in the Grossman Commons, C205.
The Tutoring Center, located in the Maureen M. Wilkens Hall (formerly South), Room 111, offers free personalized or small group tutoring for Cape Cod Community College students. The College offers academic support in course work as well as vocabulary, spelling, study skills, grammar, test taking, reading skills, math skills, word processing/computer skills, diagnosis of learning strengths and weaknesses, and more.
Three Ways to Make a Tutoring Appointment:
The Reading and Writing Resource Center offers academic support for all written assignments. A writing specialist is always available to assist students with the preparation of any written assignment--from the development of ideas through the revision of final drafts. Software is available for self-directed study in grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, reading comprehension and more. The Writing Resource Center is located in Maureen M. Wilkens Building (formely South), Room 108.
The Math Learning Center is available to students who want to study in small groups; work on mathematics homework with assistance available; clear up a specific problem; work with a tutor; or, refer to other textbooks covering similar information. The Math Learning Center, located in Science 112, is staffed by math faculty, para-professional tutors, and peer tutors.
Workshops are conducted on the preparation of research papers, study skills, note taking, time management, overcoming math anxiety, the transfer process, positive thinking through humor, and test-taking skills.
The Advantage Program helps students adjust to college life and prepares them for academic success. Students that are eligible for the program must meet federal guidelines for low income, have a documented learning or physical disability, or who are first generation (neither parent holds a four-year degree) should apply to participate in the program. The staff includes counselors, tutors, and peer mentors who understand academic challenges that college students face when completing a two-year degree.
Among the many enriching programs offered are trips to state colleges, specialized workshops, career preparation, and group tours to museums and cultural arts events. For over fifteen years, the U.S. Department of Education has awarded Cape Cod Community College a grant to serve this select group of students who make up the Advantage Program, and we are honored to serve them.
The Advantage Program co-sponsors specialized workshops with Coaches & Mentors that include: Word Processing, Time Management, Resume Writing, Study Skills, Test Taking Skills, How to Write a Research Paper, and Interviewing Techniques. The Advantage Program also offers individualized tutoring, counseling and advising.
The Advantage Program office is located in Maureen M. Wilkens Hall (formerly South), Room 221. For more information, call (508) 362-2131, x4321.
The Assessment Center, located in the Grossman Commons building, administers the College's basic skills testing program. The Center also schedules and administers: CLEP (College Level Examination Program), GRE (Graduate Record Exams, subject only), and MCAT (Medical College Admission Tests), and MBTI (Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator Tests). Those students completing developmental reading and writing courses will also complete post-testing in that subject area. The Center offers students and faculty other assessment resources, such as learning styles workshops, learning and study skills inventories, and reading style inventories. For more information, call (508) 362-2131 x4543.
Career Services & Experiential Learning
The Career Services & Experiential Learning office, located in Maureen M. Wilkens Hall (formerly South), Room 229, provides students with career planning and job search assistance. Appointments may be made with a career counselor to discuss career selection, resume writing, interviewing skills, and related issues. Assessment instruments are available to help students identify careers that might be a good match for their interests, skills, values, and personality preferences. Students may browse through current job opportunities in person or online. Students can connect with employers at our on-campus recruiting table in the Connector Hallway. In our career library, students can research career fields, employment trends, salaries, etc. To make an appointment with a career counselor, or to obtain additional information, call (508) 362-2131 x4688.
Child Care Center
The College's on-campus, professionally staffed child care center is open from 7:15am–5:15pm in accordance with the College's academic calendar. Children from 2 years, 9 months to 7 years of age are eligible for enrollment in the nationally accredited preschool program. The Center acknowledges hectic schedules of students with children, and allows for flexible scheduling.
The Child Care Center is located in the Life Fitness Complex, lower level.
For more information:
Phone: (508) 362-2131 x4474
Coaches & Mentors
Coaches & Mentors is a comprehensive student support services program that provides assistance to students from the first day they arrive on campus to the day they graduate. Services include tutoring, academic advising, career counseling, study skills instruction, workshops, and job placement assistance. This program is especially beneficial for adult re-entry students, students with disabilities, student with limited English proficiency and for students who were enrolled in a non-college bound concentration in high school.
For over twenty-five years, Coaches & Mentors has helped students develop a positive connection to community college life. The program prides itself on supporting each student to reach his/her potential through a caring and supportive environment. Funding for this program is provided by allocations to the College from the Massachusetts Department of Education through the Carl Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998.
For more information, call (508) 362-2131 x4353 or visit the Coaches & Mentors office located in the Maureen M. Wilkens Hall (formerly South), Room 234.
O'Neill Center for Disability Services
The O'Neill Center for Disability Services offers assistance to students with documented physical, psychological, and/or learning disabilities. The Center works collaboratively with faculty and other campus resources to provide a wide range of support services which may include priority registration, academic counseling, tutoring, note taking, adaptive computing, and exam modifications.
Students are encouraged to meet with a disability specialist before the start of their first semester to develop a support services plan. Contact the O'Neill Center, Maureen M. Wilkens Hall (formerly South), Room 222 at (508) 362-2131 x4337 for assistance.
The Frank and Maureen Wilkens Library is an attractive four-story building located between the Nickerson Administration building and the Maureen M. Wilkens Hall classroom building. The library's collections include books, reference materials, journals, local and national newspapers, video recordings, DVDs, and other audiovisual materials.
The William Brewster Nickerson Memorial Room houses an extensive Cape Cod history collection, including ships' logs and diaries and other manuscript material.
The Wilkens Library provides students with on campus and remote access to online indexes and full-text databases, covering thousands of scholarly and professional journals and newspapers in all disciplines. The facility provides computers, listening and viewing rooms, areas for quiet study, and a networked classroom for information literacy instruction. The professional and highly qualified staff are readily available to help library patrons locate materials and information for class assignments and research, access computerized information resources, borrow materials from other libraries, and utilize audiovisual information and equipment. Librarians actively work with faculty to provide information literacy instruction to students and the community.