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Student Success Center

Student Success Center

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Alpena Community College students can come to The Student Success Center for the help they need to succeed! All services are FREE!

Student Success Center LocationsAlpena Campus:
125 Van Lare Hall
Spring Semester Hours
Monday & Tuesday — 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday — 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday — 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m

Oscoda Campus:
Room 206
Spring Semester Hours
Monday — 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday — 12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday — 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday — 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday — 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

*Reduced hours May-August and during scheduled college breaks.

Services for Students

The Student Success Center Offers:

    • Students can schedule 3 hours of one-on-one tutoring per week for every class
    • Fill out an application today!
  • Free Proofreading Services
    • Tutors can proofread papers for MLA/APA formatting, grammar, punctuation, content and flow
  • FREE WORKSHOPS on: Study skills, note-taking, testing techniques, APA & MLA formatting, scholarship searches, resume, cover letter & interview techniques, scheduling the right classes for your degree and more!
  • Math solution manuals and foot pedals for machine transcription
  • 10 computers with FREE printing for academic purposes and wireless internet
  • large tables for tutoring and studying
  • Referrals to other ACC services
  • Online tutoring available 2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at brainfuse,
  • Tutoring Services
  • Become a Tutor


Did you know that the Student Success Center offers FREE workshops for ACC students?  This semester, most of our workshops are being held virtually. If you would prefer to go over the material in person, Jenn would be happy to help! Stop by the Student Success Center in VLH 125 for some one-on-one help! For more information or to sign up for any of the workshops listed below, contact Jenn at

Spring Semester Workshops

Managing Test Anxiety (45 minutes)
Don’t stress your tests! Learn about what test anxiety is and why it happens. Also, learn and practice relaxation techniques to help you reduce your anxiety and to help you unwind.
Wednesday, January 27 –⁠ 10:00 AM
Wednesday, January 27 –⁠ 3:00 PM
Thursday, February 18 –⁠ 10:00 AM
Thursday, February 18 –⁠ 3:00 PM
Thursday, March 25 –⁠ 1:00 PM 

Test-Taking Strategies (45 minutes)
Multiple choice? True or false? Essays? Learn strategies on how to prepare for and take tests that will calm your nerves and get you an A.
Thursday, January 28 –⁠ 10:00 AM
Thursday, January 28 –⁠ 3:00 PM
Tuesday, April 27 –⁠ 3:00 PM
Wednesday, April 28 –⁠ 10:00 AM

Time Management (45 minutes)
Learn how to control procrastination by setting goals, planning, and holding yourself accountable.
Tuesday, February 9 –⁠ 10:00 AM
Wednesday, February 10 –⁠ 2:00 PM
Thursday, February 11 –⁠ 1:00 PM

MLA Exposed (30 minutes)
This workshop exposes the basics of formatting an MLA paper including information on how to begin researching and where to find credible sources. Also, uncover how to use in-text citations and create citations in a works cited page.
Tuesday, February 23 –⁠ 10:00 AM
Wednesday, February 24 –⁠ 10:00 AM
Wednesday, March 3 –⁠ 2:00 PM
Thursday, March 4 –⁠ 2:00 PM

APA 7th Ed. Exposed (30 minutes)
This workshop exposes the basics of formatting the new 7th edition APA paper including information on how to begin researching and where to find credible sources. Also, uncover how to use in-text citations and create citations in a reference page.
Tuesday, February 23 –⁠ 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 24 –⁠ 2:00 PM
Wednesday, March 3 –⁠ 10:00 AM
Thursday, March 4 –⁠ 10:00 AM
Wednesday, March 24 –⁠ 9:00 AM
Wednesday, March 24 –⁠ 1:00 PM

What Class Should I Take Next? (45 minutes)
A workshop on how to navigate the student section of WebAdvisor, how to look up courses for the fall semester, and transfer information.
Tuesday, March 16 –⁠ 10:00 AM
Wednesday, March 17 –⁠ 2:00 PM

Cover Letter and Resumes (45 minutes)
Learn how to write cover letters and resumes by understanding their structures, make them stand out from the rest, and translate them into successful interviews.
Tuesday, April 13 –⁠ 3:00 PM
Wednesday, April 14 –⁠ 10:00 AM
Thursday, April 15 –⁠ 1:00 PM

Social Media and Your Job Search (20 minutes)
Social media is not just for socializing anymore; it can get you an interview and even get you hired! Join and discover how to get your social media profiles to work for you.
Monday, April 12 –⁠ 11:00 AM
Thursday, April 22 –⁠ 3:00 PM

Interviewing (45 minutes)
Learn different preparation techniques, what to wear, and sample interview questions.
Tuesday, April 20 –⁠ 10:00 AM
Wednesday, April 21 –⁠ 2:00 PM

Professional Visioning (Can You See It?) (60 minutes)
Oscoda Room 213/ Alpena (VCS) CTR 115
What would you say if someone asks: can you see your work/career future? In almost every situation, it is helpful to have a “visual!” The goal of the PROFESSIONAL VISIONING (Can You See It?) session is totally designed to help everyone with this challenge. No matter your work/career path, creating a PROFESSIONAL VISIONING board will help you prioritize and focus. Presented by Patrice Billiel RSVP: (989) 358-7295
Tuesday, January 26 –⁠ 2:00 PM

Networking for Today and Tomorrow (75 minutes)
Oscoda Room 213/Alpena (VCS) CTR 115
We have all heard it before: “It’s not just about what you know…it is also about WHO YOU KNOW when trying to successfully build your career!” Therefore, to help identify and practice solid strategies to create your own professional network, ACC Oscoda Campus is pleased to offer this special networking opportunity. Presented by Jackie Krawczak RSVP: (989) 358-7295
Thursday, March 18 –⁠ 2:00 PM

The Student Success Center is working to make digital versions of each workshop session. These workshops can be found below. For more information or to suggest a topic for a workshop, contact Jenn Watson in the Student Success Center in VLH 101 or email Jenn at

Cover Letters



APA 6th Edition Exposed

MLA Exposed

Study Skills & Writing Help
If you need help with study skills or writing a paper, the Student Success Center is the place to go! Call or stop by and they will set up a time to assist you.

Helpful Links:
Citation Helpers (MLA, APA, and Others) - ACC Library Resource
Purdue - OWL Handouts in Outline Form
William Strunk, Jr. - Elements of Style

Disability Services
Americans with Disabilities Act
Alpena Community College policies and practices for admission, employment, and activities comply with requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Title II of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990; ACC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability. For more information, contact the Title IX, Section 504, the Age Discrimination Act and Title II coordinator: Carolyn Daoust, VLH 124, (989) 358-7211.

Requesting Disability Services

It is important to understand that in the post-secondary learning environment, a potential student must establish that they are otherwise qualified by meeting the academic and technical standards required for admission. Services to accommodate a disability cannot alter the content of a class.

Prior to requesting Disability Services at Alpena Community College (ACC), an individual must:

  • Be officially admitted to ACC
  • Complete placement-testing requirements

After completing the above requirements, an individual requesting Disability Services must:

More detailed information about ACC’s Disability Services policies and procedures is available in the Access for Students with Disabilities publication: Students With Disabilities

For more information on your rights and responsibilities as you prepare for post-secondary education, visit