Learning Support Services

The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC), located on the first floor of the Marion P. Carnell Library/Learning Resources Center, provides a variety of services to enhance student learning and achievement of lifelong learning goals. The center strives to assist both students and faculty in the development of the general education competencies recommended for all graduates. The center provides continuous learning support for students throughout their college experience.

Testing Center

Student assessment is part of the college’s educational program. All applicants to associate degree and diploma programs complete a placement test, a tool that includes skills assessment in the areas of language usage, reading and mathematics. Using the results of these assessments, advisors assist students with planning their educational program and registering for courses that enable them to achieve their personal and academic goals. Additionally, the Testing Center provides make-up testing, standardized testing, and proctored testing services on all PTC campuses and at many non-PTC locations to assist instructors and students.

Open Computer-Assisted Instruction Lab

The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC)

A drop-in computer lab is provided for student, faculty and staff use. Located in 111K, the TLC provides computers for student and faculty academic use. The computers are equipped with internet to allow student access to Pathway and D2L Brightspace, (the college’s learning management system), other online resources, and software in use by most of the college’s courses, such as Microsoft Office. Students will be asked to present college IDs before accessing services. For more information, contact the TLC staff.


Upon availability, free tutoring services are offered to students for most academic courses. Tutoring is provided by community members and peer tutors. Students desiring tutoring may complete an online request form at www.ptc.edu/tutoring or drop by the Tutoring Center to request services.

Tutoring is available to students enrolled in courses at all campuses. Interested students should complete an online request form at www.ptc.edu/tutoring or speak to the tutor coordinator by calling the Tutoring Center at (864) 941-8435.

Online tutoring assistance is also available through NetTutor. Students may connect to NetTutor through the D2L home page. NetTutor provides live and archived tutoring assistance via the web.

Academic Counseling

Counselors are available to assist students with academic concerns such as: study skills, test anxiety, critical thinking, note taking, time management, and academic probation. Printed materials are available on a variety of academic topics that students can access free of charge. In addition, counselors can assist with discovering your learning style and guide you with tactics that will benefit your ability to learn. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (864) 941-8356.