Academic and Student Support Services

Learning Center

Our learning specialists help students understand their learning strengths and challenges, provide personalized academic support, and offer referrals to other campus resources. In an environment that emphasizes collaborative learning, faculty, professional, and peer tutors help students increase their understanding of topics covered in classes. A wide range of professional-level educational support services, study strategies and techniques, and co-curricular programs are also available.

To support its mission and principles, the Learning Center offers the following academic support services for students.

College Success Seminar
COL 101 is a credit course to help students develop competencies that are necessary to be a successful college student.

Open Lab or appointment based, tutoring is offered in over 100 different courses in various content areas including accounting, computer science, mathematics, natural sciences, and writing.

Co-curricular Programs
Holistic academic support programs at the beginning, middle, and end of each semester provide students the opportunity to develop strategies to be successful in college. The programs are designed to provide purposeful and intentional learning experiences that align with the needs of students at specific times in the semester. 

Professional-Level Support
Study skills workshops, consultations designed to improve students’ learning skills, and individual meetings with learning specialists cover topics such as: time management, test preparation strategies, procrastination, note-taking, textbook reading, stress management, learning styles, and memory.

Embedded ROADMath Tutoring
The Learning Center supports the College’s ROADMath developmental math courses by embedding a tutor in each course section.

Calculator Rental Program
The Learning Center offers students low-cost, semester-long rentals of graphing and scientific calculators.  

The Learning Center is located in Room 2400 (Des Plaines), 847-635-1658, and Room A135 (Skokie), 847-635-1400. For more information, visit

Testing Center

The Testing Center administers placement tests in English and mathematics. In addition, students may take make-up tests, and tests for online courses in the Testing Center. Arrangements for other tests such as CLEP must be made by advance registration. For more information call 847-635-1939.

Disability Services

The Access and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) provides support and academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Students with documented disabilities who wish to request disability-related accommodations should reach out to the ADRC at least four weeks prior to the need for the accommodations. Accommodations must be requested each semester a student needs them. For more information, call 847-635-1759, or visit