Urban Campus Academic Achievement Center (AAC) and DMACC Online Tutoring (DOT)

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Summer 2022 Hours​​

Building 1, Room 126

Hours of Operation

  • Monday thru Thursday: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • No appointment necessary
  • Web cameras, microphones, printer (not color), scanner and Respondus Lockdown Browser available. 
  • Urban AAC Math and Writing and Computer Tutors are available at the specific times listed below for Math lab, Writing lab, and Computer Lab in Building 1, Academic Achievement Center​. 

If you have questions, please contact ucaac@dmacc.edu or 515-248-7204 and one of our staff will respond to your inquiry within 36 business hours.

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Hours of operation vary by subject lab

AAC-DOT consultants (tutors) will be available in the designated Blackboard Collaborate rooms in Central Standard Time (CST). All AAC-DOT labs are on a​​ drop-in basis during posted hours, no appointments necessary. ​

 
Please have your homework questions ready before accessing the AAC-DOT lab. For your privacy, do not give out any personal information to any non-DMACC employees. Thank you for visiting AAC-DOT.​

 
*Students MUST use Google Chrome or Firefox, not Edge, to access all DOT labs.
To download Google Chrome
(Click Here).
 
MATH LAB (Click Here) (Math of Liberal Arts, Statistics, College Algebra, and more)

Math DOT drop-in is available during the following dates/times:

  • Mondays, 9:00 am to 10:00 pm; IN-PERSON 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in Bldg. 1, Rm. 218
  • Tuesdays, 9:00 am to 10:00 pm; IN-PERSON 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in Bldg. 1 Rm. 218
  • Wednesdays, 9:00 am to 10:00 pm; IN-PERSON 10:0​0 am to 4:00 pm in Bldg. 1 Rm. 218
  • Thursdays, 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Fridays, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Saturdays, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Sundays, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm​​

SCIENCE LAB (Click Here) (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and more)

​Science DOT drop-in is available during the following dates/times:

  • Mondays, 8:30 am to 9:00 pm​
  • Tuesdays, 8:30 am to 9:00 pm
  • Wednesdays, 8:30 am to 9:00 pm
  • Thursdays, 8:30 am to 9:00 pm
  • Fridays, 8:3​0 am to 1:00 pm
     

ACCOUNTING LAB (Click Here)

Accounting DOT drop-in is available during the following dates/times: ​

  • Mondays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Tuesdays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm 
  • Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm  ​
  • Thursdays, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm​

SOCIAL SCIENCE LAB (Click Here) (Psychology​, Sociology, History, and more)

Social Science DOT drop-in is available during the following dates/times: 

  • Mondays, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Tuesdays, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Thursdays, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Fridays, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
COMPUTER LAB (Click Here)​ (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word, WebInfo, Desktop Publishing, Blackboard,​ and more​) 

Computer DOT drop-in is available during the following dates/times: 

  • Mondays, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm; IN-PERSON 8:30 am to 8:00 pm in Bldg. 1, Rm. 218
  • Tuesdays, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm; IN-PERSON 8:30 am to 8:00 pm in Bldg. 1, Rm. 218
  • Wednesdays, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm; IN-PERSON 11:30 am to 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm in Bldg. 1, Rm. 218
  • Thursdays, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm; IN-PERSON 8:30 am to 8:00 pm in Bldg. 1, Rm. 218
  • Fridays, IN-PERSON 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
               
ENGINEERING/COMPUTER SCIENCE (Click Here)​ (C++ Program Languages, Graphic Design, JAVA, CIS 125, CIS 171, CAD, ​and more)

Engineering/Computer Science​ drop-in lab is available during the following dates/times:

  • Mondays, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Wednesdays, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

LITERACY LAB (Click Here)​ (Reading for any course, Study Strategies, Spanish, French, English Language Learners, and more)​

Literacy DOT drop-in is available during the following dates/times:  

  • Mondays, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Tuesdays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Thursdays, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Fridays, 10:00 am to 1:30 pm

Spanish Lab drop-in is available during the following dates/times:

  • Mondays, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuesdays, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
  • Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Thursdays, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
  • Sundays, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
     
SPEECH/PRESENTATION LAB (Click Here) (Speech or any courses requiring public speaking)

Beginning on Feb. 6, 2022: Speech/Presentation Lab drop-in will be available during the following dates/times:.

  • Sundays, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Mondays, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 1:30
  • Wednesdays, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Thursdays, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Fridays, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
              
LIBRARY/​RESEARCH LAB (Librarian) (Click Here) (Research/Citation help for Sources and​ Bibliography, APA/MLA, and more)​
One-on-one assistance with research and/or citations is available by appointment. Appointments can be scheduled ​here.  Select Urban Campus. Then, select a day and time and click on Continue. Fill in the details of what we will be discussing and click on "Confirm appointment." Please return to this page and enter the Research/Library Lab at your scheduled time.

 
WRITING LAB (Click Here) (English Composition I & II and any courses with writing assignments)

Writing DOT drop-in is available during the following dates/times: 

  • Sundays, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Mondays, 8:15 am to 2:45 pm & 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm; IN-PERSON 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in Bldg. 1, Rm. 218
  • Tuesdays, 9:30 am to  4:30 pm & 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm; IN-PERSON 8:15 am to 11:00 am & 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm in Bldg. 1, Rm. 218
  • Wednesdays, 8:15 am to 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm; IN-PERSON 9:00 am to 11:00 am & 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in Bldg. 1, Rm. 218
  • Thursdays, 8:15 am to 4:30 pm & 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm; IN-PERSON 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in Bldg. 1, Rm. 218
  • Fridays, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Saturdays, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm


ONLINE WRITING SUBMISSION​​​

​Writing assignments are now being accepted for the Spring 2022 term. Please CLICK HERE to start your online writing submission.​

DMACC students MUST attach a copy of their writing assignment in a *Microsoft WORD document under "Attachments" on the Online Writing Submission Form. Writing Consultants will return feedback within 48-72 business hours or sooner with the ​online writing submission.

 ​***Please see the "DOT STUDENT Instructions for Online Writing Lab" file below for detailed instructions on how to successfully upload your writing​ assignment for review. DOT STUDENT Instructions for Online Writing Lab.pdf


*If you need ​assistance or have questions regarding DOT or the AAC, please call 515-248-7204 to connect to the appropriate resources or via email at ucaac@dmacc.edu.
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About

The Urban Campus Academic Achievement Center (AAC) offers academic and support services to students who fall into three general categories - those enrolled in regular DMACC credit courses, HiSET/ELL non-credit courses and those who need to complete pre-admission requirements or brush up before enrolling in college courses. DMACC students who are preparing to take job entry examinations may also use the labs.

Any regular DMACC college student may visit our open labs and supplement their studies with general or specific instruction in the following courses/subjects: reading, math, accounting, business, science, English, writing, HiSET, EL​L, speech/presentation and computer applications. Students need to bring their textbooks, assignment sheets, study aides, and their questions to get​ help from lab instructors and/or peer-tutors.

All students will need to know their DMACC Student ID and must check-in and out at the AAC Welcome Desk to use any AAC services​. DMACC Student ID number (starts with 900 or 901) may be found on DMACC/DART ID card or at the Urban Student Services Office in Building 1, Room 101.​

*All non-DMACC enrolled students (this includes all former DMACC students and visitors from other secondary and higher educational institutions) who wish to use AAC services will be required to register with the Student Services Office or Testing Center for a fee. The cost is $230 for unlimited AAC services per semester.

AAC Etiquette

Students, faculty, and guests are asked to turn off or silence all personal cellphones in the AAC. Please step out into the hallways if receiving and/or taking any phone calls. Anyone not in compliant with this policy may be asked to leave the AAC.

All drinks brought into the AAC must be in closed containers to prevent any spillage. A drinking fountain is located directly outside of the AAC for those who want to refill their water bottles. Food in the AAC should be limited to small snack items. Students with full meals are encouraged to eat in the Student Lounge.

Children are not allowed in the AAC.

AAC Tours

The AAC/Testing Center staff will be available to provide FREE personalized/group tours of the AAC/Testing Center by appointment. The tour will go over the services offered in the AAC and Testing Center, as well as, show students how to sign-in and out of Accudemia. Evening students and DMACC guests are encouraged to make an appointment (email us or 515-248-7204) if you wish to have a tour between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for all individuals who have never been to the AAC!

If you have any questions regarding the AAC, please contact the Urban Testing Center by email or call 515-248-7204.

Find Our more about services at the AAC and Testing Center