Jul 13, 2024  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Support Services

Academic Support Center

All three West Virginia Northern Community College campuses provide holistic student support. An Academic Support Center (ASC) located on each campus is staffed by full-time professionals and part-time paraprofessionals who provide a wide variety of academic and personal skill development opportunities.

The WVNCC Academic Support Center (ASC) defines its mission as motivating and empowering students to become successful and independent learners. The following goals support our mission:

  • Provide interactive academic spaces to reinforce and extend student learning.
  • Provide a variety of holistic and comprehensive support services and programs that enhance academic success, personal growth, retention, and graduation.
  • Align programs and services with best practices in student learning theory and addressing diverse student learning needs.
  • Uphold scholarly integrity and academic honesty in all learning center programs and services.
  • Maintain a staff of learning center focused professionals who are consistently connected to the field of learning centers in higher education and learning assistance.
  • To effectively brand and consistently promote the learning center virtually and on-campus.
  • Maintain a process of consistent and continual review and quality improvement in programs/services - including analysis of strengths, challenges, and appropriate corrective actions - annually.

Academic Alert Program

The Academic Alert System is a proactive communication tool that allows instructors to voluntarily alert students regarding their progress. Alerts can be issued to redirect or reaffirm student learning.

Accessibility & ADA Accommodation

West Virginia Northern Community College is committed to assuring that students with disabilities are afforded the same opportunities and the same responsibilities as all other students.

To Register with Accessibility Services:

Contact the Accessibility Counselor on your campus to schedule an appointment for intake and registration. Accessibility Counselors work with faculty, staff, and community agencies to arrange for reasonable and appropriate accommodations.

Wheeling Campus
Room 226D B&O
Weirton Campus
Room 107R
New Martinsville Campus
Room 114N

IMPORTANT: Documentation should be provided during the intake and registration appointment, well in advance of coursework, to allow time for coordination of accommodation with faculty, staff, and other service providers or to secure equipment which may be necessary.

Academic Recovery Program (ARP): ASC staff serve as Academic Recovery Coaches who work with students on Academic Probation to articulate a plan for recovering their GPAs and maintaining good academic standing.

Blackboard Assistance: ASC staff are well prepared to help students develop proficiency using Blackboard, WVNCC’s course management system (CMS).

Counseling Referrals & Mental Health Support: The ASC can provide assessment tools and referrals for personal counseling and other mental health related resources.

First-Year Seminar (FYS): ASC staff coordinate this hybrid course designed to provide support and resources for students new to college. It is intended to connect students to the college community, programs, faculty, staff, and peers.

Registration Assistance: ASCs are equipped with computers and accessible, knowledgeable staff who can answer questions regarding the registration process and navigation of online tools and systems.

Review & Retest: ASC staff offer comprehensive, individualized placement test review and preparation that can save students time and money.

Study & Work Space: ASCs welcome students for quiet, contemplative study or energized, collaborative group sessions.

Technology Lab: ASCs offer desk top, laptop, and tablet resources for student use on campus.

Tutoring & Study Support: Free tutoring is available to all enrolled WVNCC students. Each campus offers tutoring in a variety of subjects including English, Biology, Math, Accounting, Computer Information Technology and more. Schedules vary each semester and are available online or by contacting the ASC.  Employment as a tutor and/or work-study is also available to qualified students.

Online Tutoring & Support: WVNCC tutors are available online through the Online Tutoring Center in Blackboard and Brainfuse, available through the Student Portal, offers live, on-demand virtual tutoring twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

West Virginia Northern Community College encourages students to take a proactive approach to learning by using the resources provided by the ASC on campus and online.

For individualized assistance, students can contact the Director, ROOM 225A B&O, 304-214-8853. The Director can help a student assess his/her needs and connect with college and community resources. Students may also be referred for individual assistance by faculty or staff.