WVNCC | West Virginia Northern Community College



WVNCC | West Virginia Northern Community College

Academic Support Centers at WVNCC 


ASC Mission: To motivate and empower students to become successful and independent learners.

ASC Values

  1. Critical Thinking & Decision Making

  2. Hard Work & Effort

  3. Overcoming Obstacles & Persistence       

  4. Community & Relationships

  5. Personal Growth & Fulfillment


Academic Support Centers (ASCs) are located on all WVNCC campuses.  The ASC on the Wheeling campus houses:

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 statuses 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.


 ASC STAFF

CJ Farnsworth, Director 214.8853 / cfarnsworth@wvncc.edu
Stephanie Smith, Program Associate/Tutoring Coordinator 214.8922 / ssmith@wvncc.edu
Kevin Serig, Accessibility Counselor 214.8938 / kserig@wvncc.edu
Ryan Brevard, Academic Advisor 214.8921 / rbrevard@wvncc.edu
Larry DeRosa, Program Associate/Tutoring Coordinator (Weirton) 723.7514 / lderosa@wvncc.edu
Dennis Bills, Program Associate/Tutoring Coordinator (New Martinsville) 510.8773 / dbills@wvncc.edu

Links to pages and information:

Accessibility Office (website)

Academic Success Center (Tutoring) (website)

Academic Advising (website)

ASC Proctoring Procedure Guidelines and Forms

Retention and Student Success (website)

Retention Strategic Plan

Title III Annual Report, Year 1 


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 125-B, B&O Building, Wheeling campus. Her email address is pcarmichael@wvncc.edu.