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.

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

Faculty Forms and Resources

Tutoring Services

Free tutoring services are available to students by walk-in or appointment basis, and even though our principal focus is on providing writing, mathematics, and science support, services are available for a wide range of courses. Let us find a tutor for you.

Tutoring for most courses is available to students both in-person and through remote software at all Learning Center locations. Stay on your main campus and work with a tutor at another location. We can even provide tutoring through your at-home internet connection via Blackboard! All students can receive online help through Blackboard. Check out your course list in Blackboard for online tutoring and help. Ask questions and submit papers online. The Learning Centers will make a sincere effort to provide resources to assist students in their academic endeavors, and remember, tutoring is free of charge!

To make an appointment, please call or come-by the Learning Center located at one of the following campuses:

Aravaipa Campus

Aravaipa campusHours:
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday-Sundays and National Holidays – Closed

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

Phone:
520-357-2821

Corporate Center Campus

Casa Grande Center

CAC Casa Grande Center

Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday – Monday, and National Holidays — Closed

Location:
540 N. Camino Mercado Suite 1
Casa Grande, AZ 85122

Phone:
520-494-6600

Maricopa Campus

Maricopa campus building C

Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday – Sundays and National Holidays – Closed

Location:
B-Building
17945 N. Regent Dr.
Maricopa, AZ 85138

Phone:
520-494-6432

San Tan Campus

san tan campus

Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday – Sundays and National Holidays – Closed

Address:
3736 E. Bella Vista Rd.
San Tan Valley, AZ 85143

Phone:
480-677-7861

Signal Peak Campus

signal peak campusHours:

Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday through Sunday and National Holidays – Closed

Address:
O-Building
8470 N. Overfield Rd.
Coolidge, AZ 85128

Phone:
520-494-5042

Superstition Mountain Campus

Superstition Mountain campus

Hours:

Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday – Sundays and National Holidays – Closed

Address:
805 S. Idaho Rd.
Apache Junction, AZ 85119

Phone:
480-677-7728

Workshops
  • workshop group 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
Student Success Workshops
  • Become a Self-regulated learner
  • Stress Management
  • College Survival Guide
  • Surviving your College Math Class
  • Test-Taking Strategies
  • Time Management
  • Memory Improvement
Writing Skills Workshops
  • MLA Formatting
  • APA Formatting
  • Resume Writing
  • Visual Literacy
  • Context Clues
  • Dictionary Skills
  • Note Taking
  • PowerPoint 2016
  • Prezi
  • Topic and Main Idea
Custom Workshops

Fake News

Fake news is making news, and it’s a problem.

This workshop gives students media literacy skills they need to navigate the media, including how to spot fake news.

Subjects

Social studies, U.S. government, civics, journalism, research

Estimated Time

One 50-minute class

Introduction

A recent study by 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.

Essential question

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.

Subjects

Writing, Communications, etc.

Estimated Time

One 60-minute workshop

Essential questions

What is a presentation? What are visual aids? How do students use PowerPoint as a visual aid?

Testing Services

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.