Academic Services is a unit of Academic Affairs. The Mission of Academic Services is to encourage and support the academic success of all College of Coastal Georgia students, from Orientation through the completion of their academic goals. This mission is carried out by teaching, advising, tutoring, mentoring, and offering programs and services which focus on the transition, as well as continuing, college study, First Year programs, transfer students, and collaborations with Student Affairs.
CENTER for ACADEMIC ADVISING
The Center for Academic Advising serves students who are Undeclared, Pre Health Care, transients, and dually-enrolled high school students in the Move On When Ready (MOWR) programs. The Center also serves as a resource for faculty advisors, registers incoming freshmen, administers the Early Alert and Academic Improvement programs, and collaborates with Career Services, Admissions, and other Student Affairs units. The Center for Academic Advising is located in Academic Commons South, 1st floor, and can be reached at 912-279-5717, www.ccga.edu/Advising/.
ACADEMIC TUTORING and INSTRUCTION CENTER (ATTIC)
The Academic Tutoring and Instruction Center is housed in the Correll building on the Brunswick campus and in the library on the Camden campus. The ATTIC provides free tutoring services to all College of Coastal Georgia students. On the Brunswick campus, students may see individual tutors during the ATTIC hours (Monday through Friday, 8a-5p) and in the Library evenings, Saturdays and Sundays. The Camden campus ATTIC hours are posted in the Camden library. Additionally, students have access to free on-line tutoring 24/7 via Tutor.com. The CCGA tutoring program is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CLRA). In addition to providing tutoring services, the ATTIC directs the Supplemental Instruction Program of the College. The ATTIC phone numbers are 912-279-5790 (Brunswick) and 912- 510-3332 (Camden), www.ccga.edu/LearnCent/.
Located on the first floor of the Correll Building, the Writing Center provides a centralized and easily accessible setting where all CCGA students can seek guidance and assistance with written course assignments and thereby improve their writing skills. The Writing Center staff consists of a faculty director, peer tutors, and faculty volunteers. The Center provides additional resources, such as web tutorials, handbooks, dictionaries, and other reference materials. The Writing Center is open Monday through Friday. Hours are posted near the center entrance in the Correll building.
Wellness is a lifestyle that promotes students in achieving a high level of well-being by integrating body, mind, and spirit. College of Coastal Georgia encourages students to participate in Wellness or Physical Education courses that will impact their wellness and future well-being. To promote the development of a wellness lifestyle, students are required to take a three (3) credit wellness course in Area B or to take two (2) credits of physical education. The wellness course credits count towards graduation, however the physical education course credits are in addition to the 120 hours required for graduation with a bachelor’s degree or the 60 hours to receive an associate’s degree for transfer. For questions, please contact your advisor.
The Student Support Services program is a federally funded educational opportunity TRiO program, which provides academic support, financial and economic literacy workshops to the following groups of students:
- Students who come from low-income families (defined by Federal government guidelines);
- Students who are defined as first-generation (neither of the students' parents or guardians has received a four-year degree); or
- Students who have documented disabilities (disabilities include physical impairments that can adversely affect student class performance or attendance, as well as learning disabilities) and
- Students who are US citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
The goals of the Student Support Services Program are to encourage and assist students in the completion of their post-secondary education, to increase college retention and graduation, and to facilitate two-year college student transition to four-year programs within the institution or to other four-year institutions. Services include basic skills instruction and tutoring; academic, financial, and career counseling; assistance with admission and transfer to four-year programs at other institutions; assistance with financial aid; and mentoring. The TRiO Program is housed in the Library on the Brunswick campus and may be reached at 912-279-5795, www.ccga.edu/TRIO/.
The Clara Gould Memorial Library in Brunswick and the Library at the Camden Center provide students and faculty with access to books, journals, audio-visual materials, and electronic publications. Computer labs are available at each library. Through GALILEO, students and faculty have access to over one hundred and fifty online databases, including over sixty full-text databases. Inter-library loan services are available to all students and faculty. The library conducts workshops each semester on how to use the resources and technology within the library.
Each library provides space for studying and access to books and journals in both print and electronic formats, audiovisual collections, library resources housed in other libraries, and tutoring services. A well-trained staff is available to assist students and faculty in accessing the services and resources housed in each library.
Students must have a current, validated college identification card to borrow library materials. Persons who do not have a college identification card may only use materials in the library.