Student Learning Center

The Student Learning Center offers tutoring, testing, computer access, and study assistance at no cost to students during normal day and evening class hours. Stop by for assistance in reading, grammar, and math at any time. For tutoring in another subject, please refer to the schedules posted in the Center. Feel free to use our lab for homework and research projects, or for help in using programs such as Blackboard and student email.

Due to high demand, supplemental instruction and resources are limited to students enrolled in FTCC’s Pre-curriculum and Curriculum (college credit) courses.

NetTutor
Distance Learning students enrolled in FTCC Curriculum or Pre-curriculum courses may, if feasible, use the Student Learning Center. They may also seek free 24/7 online tutoring through FTCC’s NetTutor resource. Access to NetTutor is available through student Blackboard accounts. Further assistance is available by contacting the Student Learning Center.

 


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1. What is the Student Learning Center?
The Student Learning Center at FTCC is designed to provide free supplemental instruction to students enrolled in many of the College’s Curriculum (credit) or Pre-curriculum (non-credit) courses.

Qualified Student Learning Center Instructors provide individualized and/or small-group instruction to students in a wide range of subjects, including:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Business-related, such as Accounting
  • Computer help/computer course assistance

Student Learning Center Instructors also guide students in the use of the many resources available in the Center, including:

  • Course-specific computer software
  • Audio/Visual aids
  • Printed materials
  • Handouts (Instructor-developed and/or reviewed)

2.  Who may use the Student Learning Center?
The Student Learning Center is available on a fee-free basis to:

  • students enrolled in many Pre-curriculum and/or Curriculum (credit) courses at FTCC, and…
  • who are seeking assistance in one or more of those courses in which they are experiencing academic difficulty.

One key to academic success is to access the Student Learning Center – and other College support services and resources – as soon as you experience academic difficulty or problems.  This will allow staff to provide timely support, which will improve your chances of success!

In addition, interested NC-Certified school teachers (and other interested adults) pay a modest fee to enroll in one of 40+ Continuing Education/Teacher Renewal courses. Fees for these courses range from $70.00 to $180.00 per course. The fee is based on the number of contact hours of the course in which the student enrolls.  Payment for these courses is accepted at the Neill Currie Continuing Education Building (adjacent to the Continuing Education Center) on FTCC’s Main Campus. Questions about these courses may be directed to any Student Learning Center staff member.

(If you are a Continuing Education/College and Career Readiness (CCR) Programs [e.g., Adult High School Diploma, GED, ESL] student, please visit the CCR Resource Center or the Workforce Preparedness Center, both of which are located in the Continuing Education Center. You will be greeted by a CCR staff member available to help you at that location.)

  3.  Where is the Student Learning Center located?
The Student Learning Center is located on the second floor of the Harry F. Shaw Virtual College Center (VCC), Room 232.

When you enter through our double doors, you will be greeted by a Student Learning Center staff member who will assist you in enrolling in the Center for the current semester.  A current, valid FTCC Curriculum Student Photo ID Card is required to enroll (except for the aforementioned Teacher Renewal courses).

If you are driving in from another area, our site address is 2201 Hull Road, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303.

To call for further directions, please use the Student Learning Center phone number at 910.678.8266.

4.  When is the Student Learning Center open?
Student Learning Center hours are:

Monday-Thursday            8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Friday                             8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Special Student Learning Center hours during Summer Term, at exam time, and Campus/holiday/break closings, or during inclement weather will be announced on an event basis through the Campus information system and bulletin board postings. You may contact us during operating hours for current information at 910.678.8266. We are also available by email at this address: learningcenter@faytechcc.edu

5.  How do I enroll in the Student Learning Center?
Students enrolled in Curriculum or Pre-curriculum courses at FTCC should obtain a “Direct Referral Form” from the instructor of the course for which they are seeking assistance.  Students may also visit the Student Learning Center and complete an Application/Referral Form to enroll.  A current, valid FTCC Curriculum Student Photo ID Card is required to enroll (except for Teacher Renewal courses).  (Students must re-enroll each semester.)

After enrollment in the Student Learning Center you are eligible to visit the Center during operating hours and when you are not scheduled to be in class.

  6.  What can I expect after Student Learning Center enrollment?
Your attendance in the Student Learning Center is required to be tracked electronically.  When you enroll in the Student Learning Center, we will add your student information to our electronic database.

After enrolling in the Student Learning Center, you need to log in at the front desk computer each time you visit the Center.  A  Student Learning Center Instructor may assess your specific needs for that visit.

Assistance may include:

  •   A video or audiotape.
  •   A worksheet or textbook, or combination of both.
  •   A computer program.
  •   An individual Student Learning Center Instructor’s help.

Student Learning Center Instructors will always be available to answer questions and keep you on track with the materials and methods selected to help you.

 7.  What about Distance Learning Students?

Distance Learning students enrolled in FTCC Curriculum or Pre-curriculum courses may, if feasible, use the Student Learning Center. They may also seek free 24/7 online tutoring through FTCC’s NetTutor resource. Access to NetTutor is available through student Blackboard accounts. Further assistance is available by contacting the Student Learning Center.

8.  Are “special programs” available?
Interested NC-Certified school teachers (and other interested adults) pay a modest fee to enroll in one of 40+ Continuing Education/Teacher Renewal courses. Fees for these courses range from $70.00 to $180.00 per course. The fee is based on the number of contact hours of the course in which the student enrolls.  Payment for these courses is accepted at the Neill Currie Continuing Education Building (adjacent to the Continuing Education Center) on FTCC’s Main Campus. Questions about these courses may be directed to any Student Learning Center staff member.

Professional development courses for NC-Certified school teachers are provided in order to earn Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s) for your teacher certification.

1.0 unit of credit (1 CEU), 10 hours attendance required
 Computer Basics for Educators
 Developing Writers: A Workshop for High School Teachers
 Educating Teachers for Diversity
 Ethics In America (Part II)
 Improving Outcomes for Students with Challenging Behaviors
 Inside Writing Communities – Grades 3-5
 Powerful Teaching Strategies for Teachers of Students with Learning Disabilities, ADD, ADHD, and Autism
 Primary Sources: Workshops in American History
 Research-Based Instruction for Reading
 Teaching Math: New and Innovative Ways to Encourage Independent Learning
 Teaching Reading: Best Practices and Evidence-Based Strategies
 Teaching Reading K-2: A Library of Classroom Practices
 The Arts in Every Classroom: A Workshop For School Teachers
1.5 units of credit (1.5 CEU), 15 hours attendance required
 Effective Classroom Management
 Heroes and Legends: Influential Characters of Literature
 Math: Number, Operations, Patterns, Functions and Algebra
 Mathematics: What’s The Big Idea?
 Tips for Teaching Students with Special Needs
2 units of credit (2 CEU), 20 hours attendance required
Becoming Aware Of Children with Special Needs (Formerly, “Teaching Children with Special Needs”)
 Developing Minds: Teaching Teachers
 How to Become a Superstar and Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids
 Learning Science through Inquiry
 The Joy of Mathematics and the Secrets of Mental Math
2.5 units of credit (2.5 CEU), 25 hours attendance required
 Differentiated Instruction: How to Reach and Teach All
 Teaching Science: Rediscovering Biology, Reactions in Chemistry, and Careers In the Sciences
 Turning Points in American History
3 units of credit (3 CEU), 30 hours attendance required
 The American Civil War
 Computer Basics for Educators
 Engaged Reading in Literature
 Experiencing America: Smithsonian Tour through American History and the American Revolution
 Looking At Learning…Again, Parts I and II
 Survival Spanish Part l
 Survival Spanish Part II
5 units of credit (5 CEU), 50 hours attendance required
 Classics of American Literature