Committed to Helping You Succeed
Academic Support offers a variety of resources to help you develop essential academic skills, including:
- Academic support in reading, writing, math and science
- General skill-building courses and academic support for specific courses
- Student Success Workshops: Study skills and test-taking strategies
- Assessment and test preparation for WCTC’s admission testing, the ACCUPLACER assessment, apprenticeship testing, ACT exam preparation, and the PAX exam
- Academic support services for students with disabilities
- Coordination of peer tutoring
Academic Support is divided into specialized areas:
The Academic Center will equip you with the tools and strategies you need to enhance your learning:
- Instruction designed to meet and accommodate diverse needs of each student
- Utilization of program and general studies course curriculum in order to achieve competent completion of required coursework
- Instructor-developed supplemental materials
- Provide instruction on current academic technology and learning management systems
- Small group instruction provided for Human Services Associate, Early Childhood Education and Business programs
Contact: Angela Brill | 262.691.5296
The Business/Health Technology Center provides academic support instruction in business and health technology and computer software skills for students enrolled in occupational programs and courses. Instruction is provided individually and in small groups.
Text "CLASS HELP" to 262.846.5212 to get connected.
Whether you’re taking a math course or preparing for an apprenticeship or placement test, you can get the extra math help you need here. Our instructors provide academic support and additional resources to help clarify and reinforce mathematical concepts.
Contact: Beth Soika | 262.691.5311
Don't wait until it’s too late. If you’re struggling with a course, sign up for a peer tutor. WCTC offers this free service for specific technical-level courses. Peer tutors are students who have been successful in a particular subject and who have been recommended by faculty. Peer tutors do not teach, but instead offer valuable guidance and assistance.
Why Use a Peer Tutor?
- You've already consulted your instructor and Academic Support and still need extra help.
- Strengthen your knowledge of the material.
- Learn different study skills.
Become a Peer Tutor
- Competent completion ("A" or "B") in the course you wish to tutor
- Instructor recommendation from the completed course
- Flexibility, willingness to help others and availability to tutor on camps
- Grow personally: build your self confidence and practice listening skills, goal setting, problem solving, interpersonal and oral communication skills, empathy and patience.
- Strengthen your study skills and knowledge of the material.
The Reading Center offers assistance with:
- Test preparation
- Research-based study strategies (through Student Success Workshops; see current schedule on myWCTC)
- One-on-one follow up appointments to apply workshop principles
- Reading enrichment for English language learners
- Academic support for all reading courses
Reading Center Courses (Noncredit)
- Academic Support: Reading
- Literacy and Communications
- Test Preparation: PAX Verbal
- Test Preparation: ACCUPLACER©
Reading Center Courses (Credit)
Contact: Natasha Krasotin | 262.695.6503
The Science Center’s welcoming staff can assist with homework, preparing for quizzes and tests, completing lab reports and explaining science content in Basic Anatomy, General and Advanced Anatomy and Physiology, Life Science Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Medical Terminology and other courses. The Science Center offers a large anatomy model collection, a microscope and tissue slides, resource texts, charts and computer access.
Contact: Beth Soika | 262.691.5311
Need tips on grammar, punctuation and basic writing skills? The Writing Center’s instructional staff can help.
You may be required to attend classes if your placement scores revealed a need for improvement, but all WCTC students are welcome to visit the Writing Center for self-improvement, test preparation and assistance with papers.
Instructors in the Writing Center offer drop-in writing support and can help with APA style, clarity, grammar, punctuation, outlining and more.
Contact: Pang Xiong | 262.691.5294
Testing and Assessment Preparation
We can help you get ready for important tests and assessments. Call 262.691.5311 for more information.
ACT Exam Preparation
The Study Skills/ACT Exam Preparation course is geared toward high school students preparing for the ACT college entrance exam.
Apprenticeship Exam Preparation
If you're preparing to take an apprenticeship exam (for carpenters, electricians, fire hose fitters, painter, plumbers, sheet metal workers, sprinkler fitters and steam fitters), we encourage you to use WCTC's academic support centers.
PAX Exam Preparation
Student preparing for the verbal portion of the PAX assessment for the Nursing program can work individually with reading instructors on practice tests, vocabulary building and reading comprehension strategies.
ACCUPLACER© Next Generation Test Preparation
Students preparing for the Reading portion of the ACCUPLACER© Next Generation assessment can familiarize themselves with the test and work with a reading instructor to practice strategies to use with the test passages and questions.