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.
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:
A government-issued ID (such as a driver’s license)
Your CAC student ID number
If you are under 18, an adult co-signer must also be present to sign the Use Agreement before the equipment can be issued.
This workshop gives students media literacy skills they need to navigate the media, including how to spot fake news.
Social studies, U.S. government, civics, journalism, research
One 50-minute class
A recent studyby Stanford University found an overwhelming majority of students were not able to tell the difference between so-called fake news and real news. Part of the solution involves providing students with the media literacy skills they need to evaluate sources, including social media. With the help of NewsHour Extra, students will explore the problems with fake news and gain confidence exploring the media that they come across every day.
What media literacy skills do students need to evaluate the reliability of a news source?
Presentation and Visual Aid Workshop
Workshop: Presentations Are Essential
This Workshop intends to instruct students on presentations through the principles of preparation, presentation, and practice of verbal & non-verbal communications. In addition, the utilization of visual aids, specifically slide presentations, will be practiced.
Writing, Communications, etc.
One 60-minute workshop
What is a presentation? What are visual aids? How do students use PowerPoint as a visual aid?
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 Acknowledgementbefore 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.
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.