Library Services promotes student learning by providing quality services, comprehensive materials, and a positive learning environment. The Davidson and Davie campus libraries offer a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere for students to study and collaborate. Library staff members are readily available to assist students with their information and technology needs.
Both libraries offer wireless Internet access; computers; photocopying services as well as quiet study areas. The libraries also make available a wide variety of print and electronic resources including books, ebooks, journals, DVDs and online videos. The Library catalog and other electronic resources can be accessed off-campus through the college website.
Please see the Davidson-Davie Library website for the current library hours.
The Learning Commons
In keeping with Davidson-Davie’s mission statement, the Learning Commons serves as an innovative learning and testing resource which provides professional academic assistance that promotes retention and success by challenging and empowering students to maximize their academic potential. The Learning Commons Testing Center follows National College Testing Association (NCTA) recommendations on testing standards and guidelines.
The Learning Commons is located on the first floor of the Grady Edward Love Learning Resources Center on the Davidson Campus. The center provides academic and assessment support, ample study space, four study rooms, and a study corner.
Academic support services include free in-person and online tutoring and workshops in a variety of subject areas for enrolled students at Davidson-Davie Community College on both campuses.
Qualified professional coaches and peer tutors are employed by the College to share their learning strategies and problem-solving skills with any student having difficulty in a subject.
Students may request tutoring any time during the semester by contacting the Learning Commons at email@example.com.(opens in new window). Current coaching and tutoring hours for both Davidson and Davie campuses are posted on the Learning Commons website (opens in a new window).
The Learning Commons houses the Testing Center for the College which provides testing for curriculum courses, special testing for academic programs, HiSET testing, GED testing, TEAS testing, and WorkKeys testing for the Career Readiness Certificate. The Testing Center provides walk-in testing (if space permits) for WorkKeys, CASAS, HCI and TABE assessments. Students that have been directed by their instructor to schedule a test will need to make a testing appointment at least 24 hours in advance. Appointments can be made by visiting the Learning Commons website. Student testing guidelines can be found on the Learning Commons website.
WorkKeys is a nationally recognized and approved job skills assessment system developed and administered by ACT, Inc. The various assessments measure competencies in “real world” skills that employers believe are critical to job success. Davidson-Davie offers skills review, assessment of employees or job applicants, and scoring services.
Career Readiness Certificate Program
The College works directly with the North Carolina Community College System to offer the Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) Program on a state and national level. Based on the WorkKeys system, CRC is a portable credential for potential employees and employers.
Employers are increasingly concerned with ensuring that both potential and incumbent employees have the skills necessary to thrive in today’s workplace. More than 80% of all jobs are projected to require skills beyond those earned in high school.
For an executive contemplating moving a business to North Carolina, expanding an existing company or even just sustaining operations in a fiercely competitive environment, the skill level of the available workforce is often a deciding factor. As a result, both job seekers and incumbent workers are increasingly called upon to demonstrate a more advanced set of skills or at least the ability to develop those skills through on-the-job training.
North Carolina’s Career Readiness Certification (CRC) is designed to meet the needs of both employers and job seekers in this transitioning economy.
- For employers, the CRC offers a reliable means of determining whether a potential employee has the necessary literacy, math, and problem solving skills to be job-ready.
- For job seekers, the CRC serves as a portable credential that can be more meaningful to employers than a high school degree or a resume citing experience in a different job setting.
There are three levels of certification:
- Gold Level - Qualifies an individual for 85% of all jobs
- Silver Level - Qualifies an individual for 65% of all jobs
- Bronze Level - Qualifies an individual for 30% of all jobs
For more information, please visit the Learning Commons (opens in new window) online; call 336-249-8186, ext. 6787; email the firstname.lastname@example.org (opens in new window); or come by the Learning Commons Welcome Desk.