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The JCCC Academic Achievement Center (AAC), located on the first floor of the Library, can help you start your college experience on the right track and keeps you moving toward success. Get an edge on your coursework and test preparation.

Take advantage of free resources to help you succeed:


Meet with a Learning Specialist for help with classes and study skills, a Reading Specialist to improve understanding of your academic reading, or a tutor to help you with specific courses and college study skills. You can sign up for workshops to get off to a Smart Start in your semester or analyze your exam scores!


Take AAC classes to grow your study skills or to improve your spelling, basic math, algebra or reading abilities.


Explore new ways to approach your studies.

We’re here for you

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

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

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

Be Successful Right From the Start

Save time and money with ACCUPLACER Prep

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 a personal study plan, you'll have opportunities to practice on the computer and you'll benefit from ongoing feedback as you work the program. Improve your score and save time and money!

Prepare for your first test with the assistance of professors in the AAC. Enjoy the friendly, low-stress and academically focused environment of the AAC.

After you get your grade on any test, stop by the AAC to have your test errors analyzed. You’ll work one-on-one with center staff to look at your answers, determine what you did incorrectly and identify ways to improve.

Receive up to 90 minutes per week of free one-on-one tutoring in any of your courses. 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 defined number of tests, complete a course notebook, and take a post-test. Ask the AAC about available classes.

The AAC: achieve your academic best

Walk in anytime to work with tutors and professors who can address your specific need – whether you're preparing for an upcoming exam, writing a paper, managing your homework or solving equations. Take advantage of our many free resources — or simply enjoy a quiet place to study.