The Learning Support Program at West Georgia Technical College serves students who are in need of academic assistance. It includes learning support courses designed to improve students' basic abilities in the areas of English composition, mathematics, and reading skills. These courses, designated by course numbers 0097-0099, carry institutional credit and may be taken prior to enrollment in credit courses or in combination with credit courses, depending on a student's admission status.
Students required to take learning support courses must take those classes each semester until they have fulfilled the requirements.
In order to successfully complete learning support courses that lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree course of study, students must pass an exit exam with a qualifying score before entering credit classes that require regular status admission.
Learning support courses will be covered by Title IV assistance if the student is enrolled as a provisional admit student in an eligible program at West Georgia Technical College and the learning support course is required by the College.
Grades received for learning support courses are counted in the HOPE Scholarship GPA calculation. All learning support courses are included in the 67 percent hours attempted completion rate.
Learning Support Courses Over Five Years Old
Learning support courses over five years old must be repeated unless the student presents acceptable placement test scores less than five years old. The student may retake the placement exam if the exam scores are over five years old.
Learning Support assists students in developing study skills necessary for success in associate degree, diplomas, and/or technical certificate of credit programs. The Learning Support department acknowledges individual differences and provides opportunities for each person to seek fulfillment of his/her education goals. Learning Support Services offers the following:
Skills Tutor is a web-based tutoring program that refreshes or improves core academic skills in Reading, Writing, Language, and Math. Accessible from anywhere and at anytime internet access is available, Skills Tutor can be used by the student with minimal guidance. The student’s progress is monitored by an easy-to-use management system.
All currently enrolled students can easily access this tutoring program. You can log in any computer with an internet connection. No software to install. Click here to go directly to the link http://www.myskillstutor.com/login.jsp.
Your username and password that you will use to log in http://www.myskillstutor.com/login.jsp. will be the same as your WGTC email user and password. Your email address may be found on bannerweb under personal information. Your password is in mmddyy format. i.e. 110188 for November 1, 1988. The third box on the log in page is the site box. You need to enter wctc01.
Smarthinking Online Tutoring
Smarthinking is an online tutoring service that offers a variety of services in core academic areas. Examples of services include interacting with a live tutor, submitting your writing to the Online Writing Lab for feedback within 48 hours, and submitting a question to a tutor for feedback within 24 hours.
If you are currently enrolled in an online, hybrid, or web-enhanced course at WGTC, you can find more information and access Smarthinking tutoring services for free through your ANGEL course in the Start Here folder or Student Resources folder on the Materials & Assignments tab. Your Smarthinking username will be your student email address and your password will be wgtc. You will be prompted to change your password when you login for the first time each semester. Your student email address may be found on BannerWeb under Personal Information.
The Student Success Center is also home to extensive resources that provide students assistance with test taking, research, writing research papers and essays.
The WGTC Mentor Connection is built on the philosophy that the personal connection between a mentor and student will support student self-advocacy leading a determined student to graduate from West Georgia Technical College. The positive connections that students make at the College foster the creation of a safe and comfortable learning environment.
West Georgia Technical College Learning Support Services (LSS) provides programs and services designed to give every student a chance at academic success. LSS is truly laying a foundation for success.
For more information about any of the programs
Learning Support Services, contact: