The Academic Skills Center (ASC) offers students the opportunity to strengthen their academic skills and improve their rate of success. The Academic Skills Center provides a variety of services.

  • Students in the reading classes come to the ASC each week to work on a variety of assignments designed to supplement their classroom activities and to improve comprehension of college-level texts and materials.
  • Students taking English as a Second Language (ESL and ELL) in both credit and non-credit programs spend time working in the ASC. They work on software programs that let them practice grammatical concepts and also use audio materials to help build listening skills.
  • Free tutoring sessions and/or small group tutoring sessions are available in subject areas. Students make appointments in advance or use the ASC tutoring services on a walk-in basis.
  • The Academic Skills Center serves as the testing location for students who require testing accommodations.

To schedule an appointment:

Call (631) 548-2594 

Location: Montaukett Learning Resource Center Room 227

Students required to take any preparatory reading course (RDG098, RDG099, ESL011 and ESL012) must also take the corresponding weekly 50-minute reading lab. Students must successfully complete both lab and classroom components of the reading course in order to receive a ā€œSā€ (satisfactory grade) for the semester.

In the Lab, students will work at their own pace to independently complete various assignments designed to strengthen reading comprehension and improve vocabulary.

ALL students are required to have an SCCC Student ID card in order to access the Lab.

Classroom consists of 25 PC computer systems.

The following printers are connected to each computer system.
Montaukett Learning Resource Center 227

Location: Montaukett Learning Resource Center Room 226

Students for whom English in not their native language may be enrolled in either the 12-week non-credit English as a Second Language (ELL) college preparation program or in credit-bearing ESL courses. Both require students to work independently in the Lab in addition to classroom attendance.

Using a combination of computer-based and audio-based materials, students work to improve English reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

Students enrolled in ELL and ESL programs are required to spend quality lab time throughout the semester. The ASC generates reports to classroom instructors several times throughout the semester to monitor student progress. Students may work three (3) hours maximum, ONLY if no students are waiting to use the Lab.

ALL students are required to have an SCCC Student ID card in order to access the Lab.

Classroom consists of 15 PC computers.

Refer to the College Academic Calendar for Holiday Closings.

ASC Fall & Spring Semesters

Monday - Thursday: 9:15 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: No hours

ELL Open Lab

Monday: 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:15 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: No hours 

Winter Session

Monday - Friday: 9:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: No hours

Summer Sessions

Please call the Academic Skills Center at (631) 548-2594 for the summer hours.

It is College and Department Policy to require all students to have an ID card present at all times when using the labs.

Please sign in and out at the computer station located in room M-224.

No eating or drinking permitted in the Academic Skills Center.

The college network use policy is available from the staff or online.

Staff has the right to limit your access to computers based on time constraints, nature of software and applications, and equipment availability.

Virus prevention safeguards have been installed on all computers . Disks are automatically scanned when inserted into the computer.

Academic Skills Center users and visitors should be of college age. In order to protect the interest of all users, young children are not permitted.

Contact Us

Academic Skills Center

Eastern Campus
Montaukett Learning Resource Center
Room 224
Phone: (631) 548-2594

Pina Arcomano Britton
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs

Courtney Foley
Specialist I
foleyco@sunysuffolk.edu
Phone: (631) 548-3505

Laura Harding
College Aide
hardinl@sunysuffolk.edu
Phone: (631) 548-2594


Math and Science Learning Center

Marta Szpak
Coordinator
Shinnecock Building, Room 120
Phone: (631) 548-2625

No Appointment Necessary

Center for Excellence in Writing

Eastern Campus
Orient Building, Room 214
Phone: (631) 548-3600
When prompted, dial 1714#