DCC Catalog 
  
    Jan 27, 2022  
DCC Catalog

Student Services



Academic Counseling: Danville Community College provides ongoing academic counseling services to students. College staff members are professionally trained to help students with decisions on a broad range of educational and career concerns. Visit us online at danville.edu/students.

Accessibility Services: Danville Community College believes in promoting an atmosphere free on inequity and partiality in which all students have access to educational opportunity. DCC believes in creating an inclusive and welcoming community for all students. DCC is committed to ensuring that all qualified students with disabilities have the opportunity to take part in educational programs and services on an equal basis. The College is committed to removing architectural barriers, but also strives to ensure that students with disabilities receive access to reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities in accordance with their documented disabilities.

In order that the College may assess each student’s needs and plan most effectively for his or her academic experience, the student should contact the Counseling Office at 434.797.8572.

Library & Tutoring Services

The Whittington W. Clement Learning Resources Center (LRC) provides information and instructional support services. Centrally located on campus, the LRC opened to students, faculty, and the community in October 1994. Housing the Library, Audio- Visual Services, Tutoring Center, and the Teaching, Learning and Technology Center, the LRC incorporates the latest in educational technology to offer a unique mix of traditional and nontraditional resources for learning and teaching. For more information, please call 434.797.8598 or visit danville.edu/library.

The Mary M. Barksdale Library houses a collection of more than 58,000 items in support of DCC instructional programs, including books, non-print media, periodicals, government documents, and more. As a member of VIVA, students and faculty have online access to databases including thousands of digital and print journals, books, and reference sources. Audio-visual equipment is available for previewing audio and video programs. The library offers strong reference support, and the staff is available to instruct individuals or groups in the use of resources. Computers, printing, and duplication services are available for students, staff, and the public. For more information, please call 434.797.8555.

Audio-Visual Services: Located on the lower level of the LRC, this department provides installation and maintenance of audio-visual equipment as well as faculty and staff training. For more information, call 434.797.8515.

Distance Learning: Coordinated through the LRC, DCC’s distance learning program gives students the opportunity to attend accredited college classes in a flexible way. The college employs sound and acceptable practices for determining the amount and level of credit awarded for courses, regardless of format or mode of delivery. Distance learning students use a variety of learning resources including videos, textbooks, study guides, Interactive Television, and the internet to complete coursework and earn college credit at home or at convenient off-campus locations. Distance learning courses are designed to be comparable to traditional on-campus courses. The primary difference centers on the degree of responsibility the student accepts when taking a distance learning course. For some, this aspect makes distance learning courses an ideal way of continuing their education because it alleviates many time constraints and scheduling conflicts. All distance learning courses have an assigned instructor. In addition, distance learning students have access to campus learning resources and student support services.

The Teaching, Learning & Technology Center provides assistance to faculty who wish to use instructional technologies in their teaching. Located in the Mary M. Barksdale Library, the college’s librarians work directly with instructors to develop applications and also provides information technology training for faculty and staff. For more information, call 434.797.8598.

DCC’s Tutoring Center, which is nationally certified by the College Reading and Learning Association, provides free tutoring to currently enrolled DCC students to support their DCC coursework. Tutoring is provided by trained professional and peer tutors. Both one-on-one peer tutoring and small group tutoring are available. The Tutoring Center is located on the upper level of the LRC. For more information on tutoring services, call 434.797.6432.

Students may also access Brainfuse, on or off-campus, for tutoring assistance through Canvas. Brainfuse offers online tutoring in various subjects, some available 24/7, with a staff of more than 2000 tutors worldwide.