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What can I learn?

The Academic Achievement Center (OCB 304) starts your college experience on the right track. Take advantage of free resources to help you succeed:

  • Placement exam preparation – learn how to get your best score, and prepare for the test with support.
  • One-on-one tutors – maximize your academic success by getting individual, ongoing tutoring for your JCCC courses from AAC Tutoring services
  • Reading specialists – get help with your academic reading to be more successful.
  • AAC classes – take AAC classes to grow your study skills or to improve your spelling, basic math, algebra or reading abilities.
  • Study and test-taking skills assistance – get an edge on your coursework and test preparation.
  • Learning resources – explore new ways to approach your studies.
  • Technology tips and tools – understand how technology can make you a more efficient and effective student.

Why JCCC?

Get individualized, focused attention from professors and faculty in the AAC for help with specific academic needs, regardless of your abilities. As a JCCC student, you also have access to specialists in deaf education, reading, ESL and education.

  • Improve reading and math fundamentals with one-on-one tutors.
  • Develop time-management skills.
  • Learn how to study more effectively.
  • Prepare to ace even your most difficult tests.

Take advantage of the AAC’s services throughout your college experience — they're free!

Before you register

ACCUPLACER Prep: Save Time and Money

Before you take JCCC’s ACCUPLACER test to ensure you register for the right classes, visit the AAC to prepare for the test. You will receive your own study plan, opportunities to practice on the computer and ongoing feedback as you work the program. Improve your score and save time and money!

Your first two weeks

Smart Start: Get a Jump on the Semester

Sign up for a Smart Start session – a short academic orientation that teaches you how to manage your study schedule, navigate JCCC and get your best start to college! Call the AAC at 913-469-8500, ext. 3320, to reserve your personal time slot. You also can drop by OCB 304 to make an appointment.

All semester

AAC Tutors: Move Forward with Confidence

  • Receive up to 90 minutes per week of free one-on-one tutoring for your most difficult subject. Contact the AAC for more information about AAC Tutoring.
  • Take 1-credit AAC classes in basic skills essential for college success. For most courses, you must spend a minimum number of hours studying in the center, pass a certain number of tests, complete a course notebook and take a post-test. Ask the AAC about available classes.

Your first month

Test Prep: Plan for Success

Prepare for your first test with the assistance of professors in the AAC. Enjoy the friendly and low-stress environment when you visit the AAC.

Weeks 3 – 7

Test Autopsy: Improve Your Test Scores

Following any test, drop by the AAC to have your test errors analyzed. You’ll work one-on-one with a professor to look at your answers, determine what you did incorrectly and identify ways to improve.

Anytime

The AAC: Achieve Your Academic Best

Walk in anytime to work with tutors and professors who will address your specific need – whether it’s preparing for an upcoming exam, writing a paper, managing your homework or solving equations. Take advantage of numerous free resources or just enjoy a quiet place to study.