Curriculum Programs and Services

Last Updated: 

Jan 1 2015

Academic Support

Library Services

Library Services promotes student learning by providing quality services, comprehensive materials, and a positive learning environment. The Davidson and Davie Campus Libraries offer a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere for students to study and collaborate. Library staff members are readily available to assist students with their information and technology needs.

Both Libraries offer wireless Internet access; computers; photocopying, scanning, and faxing service as well as quiet study areas. The Libraries also make available a wide variety of print and electronic resources including books, ebooks, DVDs and online videos. The Library catalog and other electronic resources can be accessed off-campus through the college website, www.davidsonccc.edu. Using the library catalog, students can search and request items from Cape Fear Community College.

The Davidson Campus Library offers a two workstation digital production lab equipped with digital editing software as well as cameras, video cameras, microphones, and scanners.

Please see the DCCC website for the current library hours.

The Learning Commons

In keeping with DCCC's mission statement, the Learning Commons serves as an innovative learning and testing resource which provides professional academic assistance that promotes retention and success by challenging and empowering students to maximize their academic potential.  The Learning Commons Testing Center follows National College Testing Association (NCTA) recommendations on testing standards and guidelines.

The Learning Commons is located on the first floor of the Grady E. Love Learning Resources Center on the Davidson Campus.  The center provides free tutoring in certain subject areas for enrolled students in pre-curriculum or curriculum courses at Davidson County Community College.  Tutoring is also provided in a variety of subjects online through Upswing.  Students can make appointments with tutors by visiting davidsonccc.upswing.io.   

Students may request tutoring any time during the semester by completing a Request for Tutoring Form (found on the College’s website or at the Learning Commons Welcome Desk) and returning the completed form with instructor signature to the Learning Commons.  Qualified professional and peer tutors are employed by the College to share their learning strategies and problem-solving skills with any student having difficulty in a subject.

Persons interested in being a peer tutor should complete an online application under the employment section of the College’s website.  The application can be found under the heading “Student Jobs.”  To be eligible, a student must have completed the course for which he/she will be tutoring with a grade of B or higher or, if currently enrolled, be earning a B or higher and have a favorable recommendation from the instructor of the course.  Tutors are paid hourly and compensated monthly.

The Learning Commons also houses the Testing Center for the College which provides the College’s placement assessment, testing for curriculum and pre-curriculum courses, special testing for academic programs, GED testing, Certiport testing (Microsoft Office Certifications) and WorkKeys testing for the Career Readiness Certificate.  The Testing Centers provides walk-in testing for the College’s placement assessment and WorkKeys testing.  Students that have been directed by their instructor in a pre-curriculum or a curriculum course need to make a testing appointment at least 24 hours in advance.  Appointments can be made by calling 336-249-8186, ext. 6787 or coming by the Learning Commons Welcome Desk.   Student testing guidelines may be found on the Learning Commons website.  In addition to the academic support services and the Testing Center, the Learning Commons provides four study rooms and a reading lounge.

For morning information on tutoring, testing and hours of operation, please visit www.davidsonccc.edu/lc, call 336-249-8186, ext. 6787 or come by the Learning Commons Welcome Desk.

Davie Campus Tutoring

Tutoring is also available on the Davie campus. Free tutoring is provided in certain subject areas for enrolled students in pre-curriculum or curriculum courses. For more information, please contact the Davie campus at 336-751-2885.