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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:
Van Lare Hall 101
Fall Semester Hours
Monday - Thursday — 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday — 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m

Oscoda Campus:
Room 206
Fall 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, www.alpenalibrary.org
  • Tutoring Services
  • Become a Tutor


Did you know that the Student Success Center offers FREE workshops for ACC students?  Students can either attend a workshop or stop by the Student Success Center in VLH 101 for some one-on-one help! For more information or to sign up for any of the workshops listed below, contact Morgan at hardiesm@alpenacc.edu.

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 Morgan Hardies in the Student Success Center in VLH 101 or email Morgan at hardiesm@alpenacc.edu.

Fall Workshop Schedule

All workshops are held in Van Lare Hall Room 119 and Oscoda Campus Room 213. Web-Ex sessions are available as well. 

Note-Taking Strategies

This workshop will help you to determine different ways and approaches for taking notes and what will work best for you!
Tuesday, October 5 – 1-1:45 p.m.
Wednesday, October 6 – 10-10:45 a.m.

Test-Taking Anxiety
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.
Tuesday, October 12 – 1-1:45 p.m.
Wednesday, October 13 – 10-10:45 a.m.

Time Management
Learn how to control procrastination by setting goals, planning, and holding yourself accountable.
Tuesday, October 19 – 1-1:45 p.m.
Wednesday, October 20 – 10-10:45 a.m.

Basics of MLA/APA
This workshop exposes the basics of formatting MLA and APA papers 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, October 26 – 1-1:45 p.m. - POSTPONED
Wednesday, October 27 – 10-10:45 a.m. - POSTPONED
Tuesday, November 2 – 1-1:45 p.m. - POSTPONED
Wednesday, November 3 – 10-10:45 a.m. - POSTPONED

This is Only a Test...

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.
Tuesday, November 9 – 1-1:45 p.m.
Wednesday, November 10 – 10-10:45 a.m.

What Class Should I Take Next?
A workshop on how to navigate the student section of Self-Service, how to look up courses for the spring semester, and transfer information.
Tuesday, November 16 – 1-1:45 p.m.
Wednesday, November 17 – 10-10:45 a.m.

Preparing for Final Exams

With the end of the semester winding down, that means finals are approaching. I will give you helpful times and strategies for your upcoming final exams!
Tuesday, November 23 – 1-1:45 p.m.
Tuesday, November 30 – 1-1:45 p.m.

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 http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transition.html.