The following additional resources and services are also offered in the Learning Commons:
The Learning Commons has both PC and Mac computers with a variety of software and program-specific applications. Scanners, printers, and a coin-operated copier are also available.
Students may also add funds to their printing accounts at the Learning Commons. Additional information about technology and printing may be found on the Information Technology Services page.
In addition to desktop computers, the library also offers laptops for student and employee use. This is a great option for group study sessions or the completion of papers and projects off-campus.
Laptops can be borrowed for 7 days and must be returned on time. Please give laptops and other fragile equipment directly to a staff member. One day after a laptop is due, it is considered lost and the borrower will be charged for its replacement.
There are multiple study rooms in the Learning Commons for students who are more comfortable working in an enclosed, semi-private environment. Study rooms are available on a first come, first served basis and all come equipped with electric outlets for chargers. Half of the rooms have television screens to best serve group project needs.
There is no substitute for attending class, completing all the assignments, and speaking to your instructors to ensure you reach success in all your classes. Nevertheless, there are times when some parts of the class seem to really be a challenge. If that is the case, a peer tutor may benefit you! *Peer tutors are trained by the Learning Commons staff and have met specific qualifications to be hired. Stop in and talk with us about whether a peer tutor is the right support for you.
*We are always looking for peer tutors to help out other students. If you want to earn a little extra cash, want to support other students, and received an “A” in the course, we are looking for you! Come talk with us. Not only will you learn more about the subject you tutor, but you also will develop additional learning strategies for your own success. Plus, it looks great on your resume!
Everyone who has ever succeeded has reached her/his goal with help. We are focused on supporting your academic needs. It’s not about passing the next test, or the class – it’s about learning for a lifetime. Every student struggles at some point. However, the best students end up succeeding because they found help early and often.
Time management, note taking, and dealing with test anxiety are some of the learning strategies we cover. These topics affect all aspects of your college and career success. Together, we will help you reach your goals at Western Technical College and beyond.
Our mission is to help students improve their skills in order to be successful in their college careers. Instructors in the College Prep Center work with individual students. We offer assistance with math, writing/English grammar, and study skills. We offer test preparations for GED, HSED, and ACCUPLACER. We also help English Language Learners improve their writing and conversation skills. The College Prep Center is located in the heart of the Learning Commons and instructors can access additional resources as necessary.
Students check in at the Learning Commons for any scheduled appointment with a Counselor or Case Manager. Students may also call or visit the Learning Commons to schedule an appointment.