Academic Center

The Academic Center is mindful of today’s diverse student population.  The Center uses approaches that encourage students to be mindful and responsible of their learning through the belief that effort and strategies are key to learning; intelligence grows with effort. Strategies for transformation include:

Academic Center instructors work in close collaboration with the classroom instructors by utilizing course materials, course syllabi, assignment rubrics, as well as instructor’s feedback.

Academic Center Hours

Fall/Spring Semester


8:30am – 4:30pm

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

8:30am – 7:30pm


8:30am - 12:00pm

Summer Semester

Tuesday & Thursday

9:00am - 12:00pm


Please send any questions via email to

Senior Education Assistant, Amy Burger

Amy Burger



Teaching Philosophy

"I focus on teaching students to master academic content and critical life skills, which empower them to be life-long learners."

Program instructor, Mike Bizjak

Mike Bizjak



Teaching Philosophy

"I believe that all student’s can learn with positive guidance and encouragement. I feel that when expectations are raised, that all students have the ability to reach them."

Program instructor, Colleen Mandella

Colleen Mandella



Teaching Philosophy

"I believe all students have the ability to learn, but it is up to all of us to create the avenue that makes learning possible."