The Learning Resource Center is the cultural center of the college. It is home to the Library, Learning Assistance Center, Community Gallery of Art, Testing Center and the Office for Students with Disabilities. The library is located on the second floor of the Learning Resource center, where students can use the computer lab, study in quiet areas or meet with classmates to do group projects. Reference librarians are available to answer research questions and direct you to periodicals, books, AV materials and other materials for check out. The circulation desk is located on the first floor, just inside the Library.
The Tutoring and Testing Centers provides tutoring and testing services to support and complement classroom instruction, including services for students with disabilities. The Testing Center also administers tests to people wishing to enroll at CLC or to earn a GED.
If your son or daughter had an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or received special services for a disability during high school, or if he or she has a disability, help is available from the CLC Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD). Although parents are welcome to accompany students to meetings with the OSD staff, we encourage students to advocate for themselves and begin to take a greater role in seeking out services now that they are in college.
Students can visit the Student Empowerment Center in Room B120 for:
Students in pre-college/developmental math, English and ELI classes are automatically assigned to an academic success coach. Coaches help students build confidence, guide students on time-management strategies and connect students with CLC resources. Coaches also contact students about early alert notifications from faculty. Early alerts are related to academic performance on assignments and exams, class attendance, understanding course material and other areas where students could benefit from additional support.
“I rediscovered my love of chemistry at CLC. My professor was such a great teacher and passionate about chemistry that it was easy to go to class and learn.”
“CLC offers so much more than cost savings. I’ve received an excellent education that’s a good stepping stone to my goal of becoming a clinical psychologist.”
“CLC is such a welcoming environment for international students. Within my first year here, I was helping other international students as a student ambassador.”
“CLC has absolutely played a role in changing my educational and career goals. I had space to explore different fields and talk to many knowledgeable people about careers and opportunities.”
“I loved my education courses. The professors bring a lot of experiences into their classrooms, and everything we learn builds from class to class.”
“I have enjoyed all the instructors in the horticulture department, especially their expertise and practical work experiences. All the classes that I have taken are pertinent to my career choice.”
“Even if money hadn’t been an issue for me, I think CLC still would have been the right decision for me because of the wonderful things that I took with me from the college.”
“Really get to know your professors; they are the ones who will write you a letter of recommendation in a few years, so keep in touch with them.”
“College is the best decision I ever made. As a senior at Zion-Benton High School, I received a scholarship to CLC. I thought, “This is an opportunity.””
“I traveled to Peru for a two-week trip with five other CLC students as part of CLC’s first service-learning trip abroad. We were able to do good and experienced Peru’s breath-taking eco-systems.”
“The Truck Driver Training course built my confidence and really prepared me well for a successful career in this field.”
“I chose CLC’s Small Business Development Center for guidance and help meeting people who have already gone through the process of starting a business. They are a great team of experts to have on my side.”
“I became the first community college student accepted as an intern at a newsroom in Erie, Penn., thanks to my experiences on The CLC Chronicle and working with Professor Kupetz. That first internship opened many doors for me.”
“I am currently working part-time as a paralegal while enrolled as a full-time student in Roosevelt University’s Paralegal Studies program. If I had not received the education I had from CLC, I would not have the part-time job.”
“CLC was great preparation for transfer to a four-year school. I got comfortable with my abilities, and I was confident when I transferred to NIU. At CLC, I was also able to explore different courses and my interests.”
“There is something about CLC’s environment and the professors that makes your experience very enjoyable and helps you to do well academically.”
“The course prepared me for a veterinary assistant job and the externship was a great part of the reason I felt prepared.”
“CLC is a melting pot; a microcosm of America. The students come from so many different backgrounds and contexts, that you learn almost as much from your classmates as you do from your courses.”
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