The Academic Success Center (ASC) provides free services to students currently enrolled, students preparing for the college placement test, and students requiring a proctor for distance learning courses at other institutions. For more information, please contact the ASC at 828-448-3115.
Prospective students planning on attending Western Piedmont may prepare for the placement test in the ASC. Diagnostic testing in reading, writing, and math assists staff in creating an individualized study program. Study programs are designed for a brief brush-up of skills. Prospective students should plan to spend 25 hours in each of the diagnostic testing areas to sufficiently prepare for the college placement test. Staff and tutors are available to assist students with their study program. Books are available for use in the Academic Success Center. Take-home worksheets are also available. PLATO, a web-based program, is available for prospective students who have Internet access at home. For information on websites that offer tutorials, study skills practice exercises and tests, click on the following link: Tutorials and Study Skills Link
Math and English tutors
Tutoring is FREE and is available to students in math and English. An appointment is not necessary. Walk-ins are welcome. Students should ask their instructor to complete a MATH AND ENGLISH SKILLS TUTOR REFERRAL FORM that requests specific tutoring in certain areas of coursework. This referral will identify topics for the tutor to focus on during study sessions. ALL REQUESTS ARE CONFIDENTIAL.
Students are encouraged to bring textbooks, notes, assignments, and any questions or specific areas with which they need help. Auxiliary aids and alternative formats are available upon request. Please advise the Center three (3) business days in advance if you have a disability and desire accommodations. Math tutoring services are provided to assist students with concepts, not homework.
Math and English tutoring is available during the following times:
|Monday – Thursday||9:00 AM – 2:00 PM|
|5:00 PM – 8:00 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM – 2:00 PM|
A computer tutor is available for students needing assistance with email, Blackboard, Pioneer Pass, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and assignments that need to be completed on the computer.
Computer tutoring is available during the following times:
|Monday – Friday||9:00 AM – 2:00 PM|
Computers are available for completion of homework assignments any time we are open for students who do not need assistance.
|Tuesday & Thursday||10:00 AM - 2:00 PM|
One-on-one peer tutoring, when available, is a FREE service provided to any WPCC curriculum student. Students may request a peer tutor in any subject in which they are having difficulty. Applications to request peer tutoring are available in the ASC. Assigning a student a peer tutor is not a guarantee and depends on schedules and skills of current students who have been approved to be a peer tutor. Please contact the ASC for more information at 828-448-3115.
What you need to know:
To Become a Peer Tutor
To Become a Peer Tutee
Make-up Tests and Re-tests
Services for make-up tests and re-tests are available during the following times:
|Monday – Thursday||8:00 AM – 8:00 PM (The last time to begin a test is 6:00 PM.)|
|Friday||8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (The last time to begin a test is 2:00 PM).|
Test proctoring for Distance Learning Students at other Institutions
Contact Lisa Mauney at 828-448-3116 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to schedule an appointment.
Western Piedmont Online
Western Piedmont Community College
1001 Burkemont Avenue
Morganton, NC 28655