West Virginia Northern Community College

Offices and Services

Academic Support Centers (ASC)


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Academic Support Centers


304.214.8923  / asc@wvncc.edu

ASC Mission

To motivate and empower students to become successful and independent learners.

ASC Goals

I. Provide interactive academic spaces to reinforce and extend student learning

II. Provide a variety of holistic and comprehensive support services and programs that enhance academic success, personal growth, retention, and graduation

III. Align programs and services with best practices in student learning theory and addressing diverse student learning needs

IV. Uphold scholarly integrity and academic honesty in all learning center programs and services

V. Maintain a staff of learning center professionals who are consistently connected to the field of learning centers in higher education and learning assistance

VI. To effectively brand and consistently promote the learning center virtually and on-campus

VII. Maintain a process of consistent and continual review and quality improvement in programs/services - including analysis of strengths, challenges, and appropriate corrective actions - annually


Work Ethic & Tenacity Communication & Interpersonal Development
Personal Growth & Responsibility Life-Long Learning & Growth Mindset



CJ Farnsworth, Director 304.214.8853 / cfarnsworth@wvncc.edu
Robin Evans, Administrative Assistant 304.214.8923 / revans2@wvncc.edu 
Stephanie Smith, Program Associate/Tutoring Coordinator 304.214.8922 / ssmith@wvncc.edu
Kris Matyskiela, Lead Tutor 304.214.8993 / kmatyskiela@wvncc.edu
Kevin Serig, Accessibility Counselor 304.214.8938 / kserig@wvncc.edu
Kristi Aulick, Academic Advisor 304.214.8921 /kaulick@wvncc.edu
Ida Williams, ASC Coordinator/Weirton 304.723.7514 / iwilliams@wvncc.edu
Dennis Bills, ASC Coordinator/New Martinsville 304.510.8773 / dbills@wvncc.edu

Academic Support Centers (ASCs) are located on all WVNCC campuses.  We provide holistic support services including, but not limited to:



Assistive Technology 


Review & Retest Program

Retention Initiatives

Supplemental Instruction

First-Year Seminar (FYS) Program 

Mental Health Programming & Services

Student Computer Lab 

Computer/Blackboard Assistance

Academic Recovery and Counseling

ASCs on Weirton and New Martinsville campuses also house tutoring, developmental fast track programs and accessibility services. Working closely with faculty and other student services staff, WVNCC Academic Support Centers seek to support the development of personal responsibility, self-management, and self-awareness that lead to academic, professional and personal success. 

We strive to offer a comfortable, student-centered, learning-focused environment where students of all races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, genders, ages, ancestries, marital statuses, parental status, and abilities are welcome. Peer and paraprofessional tutors help students with the acquisition of content knowledge, critical thinking, and learning/study skills.

Retention and student success initiatives and programs are designed to increase overall retention and graduation rates. The ultimate goal of each ASC is to support students as they become confident, independent learners who persist academically and professionally.


Accessibility Office 

Tutoring Program

Academic Advising 



West Virginia Northern Community College, pursuant to the requirements of Titles IV, VI, VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, does not discriminate against applicants, employees, or students on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, gender, ancestry, marital or parental status or national origin in its employment policies and/or educational programs or activities, including admissions to such.

Inquiries concerning this rule should be directed to Chief Human Resource Officer Peggy Carmichael, who is designated coordinator for Title IX and Section 504. Her telephone number is 304-214-8901 and her office is located in Room 119, B&O Building, Wheeling campus. Her email address is pcarmichael@wvncc.edu.


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