The Learning Center

The Learning Center is a free instructional support service that provides tutoring and other resources to reinforce and supplement classroom instruction for all registered Central Arizona College (CAC) students. Students may use the Learning Centers to work on assignments, access the internet to gather information for courses, use the internet to register for courses, and/or access online courses. You will find highly qualified staff available to assist you at the Learning Centers. Please use the Internet responsibly, read the Internet Acceptable Use Policy before using computers.

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Vision:  The foremost choice for student support and tutoring excellence.

Mission:         Tutoring students to become transformative, self-directed learners
                              Reaching students via multiple modalities
                             Understanding the value and diversity of each learner
                             Empowering students through active learning
Values:              
Accountability
Commitment
Trust
Understanding
Availability
Learning

Student Loaner Laptop Program for Fall 2020

Are you in need of a loaner laptop?
CAC has laptops available for students to borrow at no charge!
To obtain a loaner laptop, please visit CAC’s Signal Peak Campus on one of the following dates:

  • No new dates at this time

Directions to CAC’s Signal Peak Campus and a campus map: MAP

Students must bring the following, as they are required during the checkout process:

  1. A government-issued ID (such as a driver’s license)
  2. Your CAC student ID number
  3. If you are under 18, an adult co-signer must also be present to sign the Use Agreement before the equipment can be issued.

A limited number of loaner laptops are available.

For additional information email: samuel.rifkin@centralaz.edu.

Tutoring Services

If you need help, go to Blackboard where you are already enrolled in Online Tutoring!

Live Synchronous Tutoring with or without an appointment

Monday through Thursday from 8 AM to 7 PM, Friday and Saturday 9 AM to 6 PM. Other days and times may be available by appointment please check the schedule.

To access Online Tutoring:

  • Log into Blackboard.
  • Enter your Tutoring course.
  • To get to the virtual front desk to make a tutoring appointment click the Go to Talk to a Tutor link under Course Content.
  • Once you have an appointment, locate your tutor by name and click on that tutor to start your session.
  • ¬†If you already have an appointment, navigate to and click on Ultra Tutor Rooms.
  • Locate your tutor by name and click on that tutor to start your session.

Do you need help with Writing? A specific Science or Math question?

 Asynchronous Online is available for Writing, Math and Science. Responses should be back to you within 48 hours of submission.

  • Log into Blackboard.
  • Enter your Tutoring course.
  • Scroll through the Course Content list and click on the desired module [Writing, Math or Science].
  • Papers, in-progress or completed, may be submitted to “Writing/Submit an Essay.”.
  • Questions may be asked of math and science tutors by clicking the subject link/Ask a Question.
    • Type the question in the comment box or,
    • Upload a document by clicking the attach button (paperclip).
  • Responses appear in your Gradebook.

Aravaipa campusHours:
Monday-Thursday TBD

Please visit us online in Blackboard

Location:
80440 E. Aravaipa Rd.
Winkelman, AZ 85192

Phone:
520-357-2821

Workshops

  • ¬∑30-minute or hour-long sessions (appointment, walk-in, or as a class presentation).
  • ¬∑Completed at any CAC campus.
  • ¬∑Tailored to a specific class.

For more information, contact Sue Phillips in the SPC Learning Center at (520) 494-5978 or at Susan.Phillips1@centralaz.edu.

  • ¬∑Tem Fuller SMC Learning Center 480-677-7740
  • ¬∑Sylvia Vega STC Learning Center 520-494-7847
  • ¬∑Monica Ulich MAR Learning Center 520-494-6428

Testing Services

Please note:

On-campus proctoring of the GED/Pearson Vue, HESI, and CLEP exams will resume on September 8, 2020.  Please note that all visitors coming on campus to take these exams will need to sign and submit the CAC Visitor Acknowledgement before being allowed on campus.   We also ask that you email SPC.TestingCenter@centralaz.edu to notify us that this process has been completed.

In addition, please continue to view our Testing webpage for guidance on current rules and procedures to test on campus.


Academic proctored testing is currently suspended due to the COVID-19 school closures. Please continue to monitor the website and check Blackboard regularly for updates about specific classes.

 

Academic Testing and Proctored Exams

Exam Partners

The Learning Centers perform academic and proctored exams. Use the link above to find more information about academic and proctored exams.

Placement Assessment (Testing) is performed by the college (not the Learning Center) to determine your placement into class levels for English, Math, and Reading. Use the link to go to Placement Assessment.