Learning RESOURCE Center
DIRECTOR: PAUL GRADY
Located on the ground floor of the Library + Learning Resource Center (LLRC) building, the Learning Resource Center (LRC) provides tutorial and learning services that support the College’s regular instructional programs. Through the use of a variety of media-computers and audio/videos materials; students may actively participate in different learning modalities at their own pace. Math, English, ESL, accounting, and study skills programs are available for student learning activities. A comprehensive catalog at the checkout counter describes different types of instructional materials that are available for use in the LRC.
The LRC is home to the Math Lab, the Writing Lab (writing across the curriculum), the Lit. Center (reading across the curriculum), the S.P.S. High-tech Center, and the Computer Commons, which is an open access computer lab with pay-to-print capabilities for registered LAHC students.Students enrolled in special labs and programs must check-in and check-out on the AccuTrack computer system at the Help Desk or in the specialized labs.
The mission of the Learning Resource Center is to provide instructional support that promotes the development and success of students. Instructional support is facilitated through collaborative learning principles, peer tutors in content area courses, computer–assisted instruction, resource depositories, and basic skill labs including math, reading, and writing.
Goals of the Learning Assistance Center are to:
- Provide instructional support services that nurture student\'s academic growth.
- Provide an aesthetically pleasing and safe environment conducive to learning;
- Provide personnel needed to support the LRC.
- Provide current equipment that is in good repair
(e.g. replace equipment as needed every 3 years).
- Update instructional support materials as needed.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES:
LIBRARY CHECKOUT COUNTER top
Headphones and audio/visual material are available at the Library Checkout Counter but can only be used in the LLRC.
Many textbook publishers produce audio/video supplements for their text books and the LRC provides students with these supplements when available, though more and more supplementary material is accessed through the publishers' websites. Instructors are encouraged to recommend and/or supply additional materials, which can be put on reserve especially for the students in their classes.
HIGH TECH CENTER FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES top
Instructional Asst. Information Tech.
This lab is provided for students with verified disabilities. Computer assisted instruction in basic skills and adapted word processing is offered. Adaptive devices and programs are also available to assist students with computer access. Lab hours are posted at the beginning of each semester. New students are enrolled through the Office of Special Programs and Services in Cafeteria 108/
OPEN ACCESS COMPUTERS top
Enrolled students in the college may use LRC computers for homework and research. The Los Angeles Community College District (LRCCD) and Los Angeles Harbor College (LAHC) prohibit the use of college equipment to visit web sites with obscene or inappropriate material. Students must comply with Internet Use Rules that are posted in the lab. Students who disregard posted rules will be disciplined.
THE LITERACY CENTER top
This lab has reading, vocabulary and study skills programs for students who are referred for supplemental instruction, by an instructor or counselor. Students must be enrolled in Developmental Communications 37Y or 37Z to earn course credit in this lab. Computer programs are available for students who wish to improve basic skills. Service hours are posted at the beginning of each semester.
MATH LAB top
This lab has tutors available to students enrolled in basic and advanced level math courses. In this lab students may study quietly and have questions answered on an individual basis. Computers are available for internet access and self-paced study programs including Study Work 2001, Minitab, and MathCAD 2000 Professional. Service hours are posted at the beginning of each semester.
OTHER SUBJECT TUTORING top
Free tutorial services are available for enrolled students who are referred by an instructor or counselor to the LRC for supplemental instructional support. Attendance records are maintained for positive attendance allocation. Tutor and student are matched according to subject matter and time constraints. Tutors must meet eligibility criteria and attend training sessions to qualify as peer tutors. Instructors are asked to assist in the recruitment of tutors for their classes. For each tutoring session, students are advised to bring current syllabus, textbook (s), and note taking materials, complete all assigned readings and review lecture notes before each session, and write and bring questions related to content/concepts from assigned readings, lecture, etc. Tutoring is continually being offered for the following:
WRITING LAB top
This lab is a part of the Communications Division. An Instructional Assistant and specially trained student tutors are available to assist students from 9:00 am to 6:15 p.m Monday through Thursday. Services are available to students enrolled in English 67 as well as for students who need assistance with writing assignments.
LearningExpessLibrary is an interactive, online supplemental instructional method to help students master course materials. The comprehensive, interactive online learning platform consists of practice tests and tutorial courses. This student learning service is provided by the LRC Learning Assistance Tutor 001T course in collaboration with the nursing division and is funded by the Workforce Investment Act Nursing Grant. Instructors who request student monitoring must write a referral for each student.