Apr 24, 2024  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Support Services

Academic Resource Centers

All three West Virginia Northern Community College campuses provide student support through the Academic Resource Centers (ARC) which consists of the Academic Support Center (ASC) and the Learning Resource Center (LRC/Library). The centers located on each campus are staffed by professionals and paraprofessionals who provide academic and personal skill development opportunities. The centers provide students with the following:

  • individual and interactive academic spaces
  • programs that enhance academic success
  • research assistance
  • guidance in using their student portal and D2L system
  • tutoring support, including an online tutoring option
  • ADA accommodation support and services
  • mentor student through the FYS class, intended to connect students to the college community
  • provide counseling and mental health referrals
  • offer individualized placement testing, including test practice
  • professionals who provide individualized support to students.

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 ASC 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
Weirton Campus
New Martinsville Campus

IMPORTANT: : Documentation should be provided during the intake and registration appointment.  This needs to take place 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 Mentors who work with students on Academic Probation to articulate a plan for recovering their GPAs and maintaining good academic standing.

Brightspace Assistance: ASC staff are well prepared to help students develop proficiency using Brightspace, WVNCC’s learning management system (LMS).

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 Brightspace 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.