Academic Skills Center

The Academic Skills Center (ASC) provides academic support to curriculum students who are enrolled in courses at all levels. Our mission is to help students reach their academic, personal, social and economic potential by supporting their intellectual growth, directing them to reach for resources and motivating them to become lifelong learners.

Tutorial Services

The ASC offers peer tutoring, online tutoring, and a variety of helpful workshops. The ASC staff provides FREE tutorial services through the:

Math Lab

The Math Lab is available for students who are taking mathematics courses at all levels. Tutors are available to work with students in small groups so they can succeed. Tutors might not always be available for one-on-one tutoring. However, students who have visited the MAT Lab and wish to work with a tutor one-on-one should contact the director of the Academic Skills Center to see if accommodations can be made.

STEPS to access the MAT Lab:

  1. Ask your instructor to complete a Referral Form for you. Include the difficult topic(s)/concept(s) in which you would like assistance from the ASC staff.
  2. Visit the ASC after your instructor has submitted the Referral Form and ask for your ASC Student Card at the Sign In Desk.
  3. Go to the MAT Lab tutor for the assistance.
  4. Show your ASC Student Card at the Sign In Desk for future visits to the MAT Lab.

Writing Lab

The Writing Lab is available to ALL curriculum students who need help with their writing and research skills. Tutors might not always be available for one-on-one assistance. However, students who have visited the writing lab and wish to work with a tutor one-on-one should contact an ASC Coordinator/Manager.

ASC Coordinator - New Bern Campus: Opal Harris @ (252) 638-7321
ASC Manager - Havelock Campus: Michelle Davis @ (252) 444-0707

STEPS to access the WRT Lab:

  1. Ask your instructor to complete a Referral Form for you. Include the difficult topic(s)/concept(s) in which you would like assistance from the ASC staff.
  2. Visit the ASC after your instructor has submitted the Referral Form and ask for your ASC Student Card at the Sign In Desk.
  3. Go to the WRT Lab tutor for the assistance.
  4. Show your ASC Student Card at the Sign In Desk for future visits to the WRT Lab.

Writing Lab hours vary by semester. Please call 252-638-7274 (NB) or 252-444-0707 (HV) for this semester’s Writing Lab schedule of open hours.

Please check out another one of the Writing Lab services; reviewing your written draft for class assignments. You can send your draft to online submission (via email) for review. Please allow for 48-72 hours for the review/response.

Computer Lab

The Computer Lab in the Academic Skills Center offers students access to word processing, Internet research and e-mail. Tutorials and orientations are also available to students.

STEPS to access the Computer Lab:

  1. Ask your instructor to complete a Referral Form for you. Include the difficult topic(s)/concept(s) in which you would like assistance from the ASC staff.
  2. Visit the ASC after your instructor has submitted the Referral Form and ask for your ASC Student Card at the Sign In Desk.
  3. Go to the Computer Lab tutor for the assistance.
  4. Show your ASC Student Card at the Sign In Desk for future visits to the Computer Lab.

Smarthinking - Online tutoring

Smarthinking

Smarthinking is an online tutoring platform you can use for assistance in a variety of subject areas. Once you create your account, you can choose among a variety of options:

  • Connect with a Tutor
  • Submit your Writing
  • Submit a Question

How to access Smarthinking...

  1. You must request your instructor to submit a ASC Client Referral Form to the Academic Skills Center for Smarthinking.
  2. The Academic Skills Center (ASC) will contact you with the temporary password and any other details needed to log on once we are in receipt of the referral form.

Brochure

Smarthinking brochure
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Smarthinking Overview with examples

Smarthinking Overview
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Referral Information / Form

Students seeking ASC services need to be referred by their Instructor(s). The ASC Client Referral Form needs to be completed in full to include a specific statement(s) pertaining to the "student need."

Referrals are now generated via the ASC Client Referral Form on the Craven website and must contain the instructor's (GroupWise) e-mail.

ASC Hours

New Bern Campus (Fall and Spring)
Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

New Bern Campus (Summer)
Monday–Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, Closed

Havelock Campus (Fall and Spring)
Monday–Thursday, 8:00 am - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 p.m.

Havelock Campus (Summer)
Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, Closed

Testing Information

There are ASC branches at both the New Bern and Havelock campuses. Both New Bern and Havelock administer distance education and make-up tests.

New Bern Campus Fall and Spring testing hours for:

Proctored Distance Education tests (appointment only) Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-7:00pm, Friday 8:30am-4:00pm. Contact Opal Harris at 252-638-7321. Craven Community College makeup tests for seated and online courses (walk-in basis) Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-7:00pm, Friday 8:30am-4:00pm. Compass Placement testing ( appointment only) scheduled through Student Services 252-638-7200.

Havelock Campus Fall and Spring testing hours for:

Proctored Distance Education tests (appointment only) Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-6:00pm,Friday 8:30am-4pm. Contact Michelle Davis at 252-444-6117. Craven Community College makeup tests for seated and online courses (walk-in basis) Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-6:00pm, Friday 8:30am-4pm. Compass Placement testing (walk-in basis) Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-6pm, Friday 8:30am-4pm.

New Bern Campus Summer testing hours for:

Proctored Distance Education tests (appointment only) Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Contact Opal Harris at 252-638-7321. Craven Community College makeup tests for seated and online courses (walk-in basis) Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Compass Placement testing ( appointment only) scheduled through Student Services 252-638-7200.

Havelock Campus Summer testing hours for:

Proctored Distance Education tests (appointment only) Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Contact Michelle Davis 252-444-6117. Craven Community College makeup tests for seated and online courses (walk-in basis) Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Compass Placement testing (walk-in basis) Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-4pm.


Contact Information

Opal Harris
(252) 638-7321
Coordinator, Academic Skills Center

Michelle Davis
(252) 444-6117
Manager, Academic Skills Center (Havelock)

New Bern Campus
Barker Hall
Phone: (252) 638-7274
FAX: (252) 638-7286

Havelock Campus
Redd Building, Room 131
Phone: (252) 444-0707
FAX: (252) 444-2861