Academic Success Center
The Academic Success Center, located in the Coleman Center, Room 227, provides free academic support to students currently enrolled in at least six credit hours. Instructors in math, science, written/oral communication, reading, and study skills provide individualized help/guidance for students in course work and/or to upgrade necessary basic skills.
A brief computerized Learning Styles Inventory is offered in the ASC for students to take to identify their dominant learning style. This is followed by a one-on-one conference with a staff member to discuss appropriate study strategies for successful learning.
The ASC provides testing rooms for students needing special testing accommodations. ASC hours during fall and spring semesters are: Monday 7:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.; Tuesday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The ASC is closed on Fridays. Further information is available at (608) 785-9198 and on the ASC website.
The Center coordinates the college's Peer Tutoring program which offers tutors for most college classes. Peer Tutors are trained by ASC staff and provide free one-on-one or group tutoring as needed.
Study Skills Seminars
Each semester the ASC offers six study skill seminars, Time Management, Technical Reading Techniques, Note-taking Tips, Memory Strategies, Objective Testing, and Essay Test Writing. Printed seminar schedules are available in the ASC and on the ASC website.
Western has a number of computer labs located at various locations around campus that students may use, along with specialized computers and software that they may use for program-related coursework.
Learn more about the computer labs on campus.
The Math Lab has faculty available to help students taking math courses on a self-study basis. Instructors in the Math Lab also provide mathematical support for students enrolled in any vocational or technical programs at Western.
Online Writing Center
Want some help with that paper? Visit Western Technical College's Online Writing Center, a site designed to help students to build their writing skills; find links to research and writing resources on the web; read about the process and the mechanics of writing; read a journal of outstanding student work, or work with your instructor to submit your own writing to the journal; submit your work to an online tutor for feedback. The Online Writing Center is a free service to all enrolled Western students. Visit us today at Online Writing Center Website.