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Academic Success Center (ASC)

Welcome to the Academic Success Center! This summer, COS students can access ASC support services online and in-person. We look forward to assisting you!

About the ASC

The ASC is College of the Siskiyous' hub of learning support. Located in the Learning Resource Center on the Weed Campus, the ASC offers both in-person and remote learning support services that help students maximize their learning potential. The ASC's inclusive and individualized supports help students achieve the following:

  • Identify academic and holistic supports that contribute to student success.
  • Construct awareness of their unique learning processes, preferences, assets, and challenges.
  • Cultivate healthy mindsets and habits that promote a sense of belonging in college, as well as enhanced academic success and learning confidence.

Have a General ASC, Tutoring Services, or Student Help Desk Question?

Emkay and Mike are here for you! Stop into the ASC on the Weed Campus (located in the Learning Resources Center opposite the Library) to meet with Emkay, or visit with Mike during his scheduled Zoom room times.

Emkay Sikora (She/They)

Emkay Sikora

Emkay's in-person "General Questions/Canvas/NetTutor Orientation" Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Weed ASC; on other days, call (530) 938-5830 or email to make an in-person or Zoom appointment.

Mike Tonge (He/Him)

Mike Tonge

Mike Tonge's Student Help Desk Zoom Room: Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Summer 2022 Hours and Services

On-campus Weed Campus (Located in the LRC, Opposite the Library)

New Summer Hours Starting May 31, 2022

  • Tuesday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Other days/times by appointment. Email or call (530) 938-5830

On-Campus Services

Students can access the following resources and services in the on-campus ASC:

  • Computers and printers
  • Guidance on using Canvas and/or NetTutor
  • Online Tutoring Station (Need a quiet place to meet with a NetTutor tutor? Visit our Tutoring Station)
  • Study spaces
  • Graphing calculator check-out
  • Test proctoring

Remote Services

  • Course-Specific Tutoring: Need help to better understand course concepts? NetTutor is for you! Tutoring is available 24/7. To meet with a tutor, simply click the NetTutor link on the home page of your Canvas course and choose your subject
  • Study Skills Support: In the ASC, we know that academic success skills are not innate; they are learned and can be strengthened. Tutoring Services Coordinator Emkay can help you better understand your own learning processes and preferences, so that you can apply study skills and strategies that help maximize your learning potential and confidence
  • Paper Review: Seasoned writers know that the key to success is to use the writing process: brainstorming, drafting, revising, and editing. Increase your chances of essay-writing success by seeking a writing tutor's feedback which will help you revise your paper for enhanced success. Submit papers in NetTutor by following the NetTutor link on the home page of your Canvas course and selecting "Writing and Paper Center"
  • Virtual Student Help Desk support: Pop into our Student Help Desk Zoom room for technology assistance related to mySiskiyous, COS email, and Canvas. Available Monday - Thursday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Summer 2022 ASC FAQs

The ASC webpage is the best place to access updated information about ASC hours and services.

Yes, the ASC is open. See hours above.

During these times, students have access to the following:

  • computers and printers
  • quiet study spaces
  • Student Help Desk
  • access to distance tutoring stations
  • test proctoring (by appointment)
  • Canvas/Net Tutor Support

The ASC takes the health and safety of students and staff seriously:

  • All persons entering the ASC are required to have a wristband (indicating they followed Campus check-in procedure).
  • All students who enter the ASC must check in at the front desk. There, they will be assigned a workstation. When they are done, they must check out at the front desk, so the workstation can be temporarily decommissioned while properly sanitized.

Plans to open the Yreka Campus ASC several days a week are in the works. In the meantime, NetTutor is available remotely and laptop check-out is available on a limited basis through Basecamp HQ.

Yes! Test proctoring is available. If you would like to discuss test proctoring options, please email

A limited number of laptops are available for student check-out. Basecamp HQ is assisting in the coordination of laptop checkout. To learn more, visit Basecamp HQ.

Graphing calculators can be checked out in the Weed ASC and the Yreka Campus Office.

Academic Success Center (Weed)

Located in the Learning Resource Center (Building 2)
Phone: (530) 938-5830