Academic Achievement Center Academic Achievement Center

The Columbia College Academic Achievement Center (AAC) serves the entire Columbia College student body. Our primary goal is to assist students in becoming more independent, efficient, and effective learners. We are here to help students improve their academic skills and aid in their academic success.

AAC Mission Statement

The Columbia College Academic Achievement Center assists students in becoming more efficient and effective learners. We are here to help students improve their academic skills and aid in their academic success.  The Academic Achievement Center is an integral part of the campus community, interacting with faculty, staff, and students to provide a range of services designed to meet individual needs. 

Peer Tutoring at the AAC

The AAC employs trained peer tutors who have excelled in the classes they tutor and have been recommended by Columbia College faculty. AAC tutors were once in your place and can help you learn strategies to succeed.

Fall 2022 Services: 

Academic Achievement Center is offering free FACE-TO-FACE and ONLINE peer tutoring this semester!

  • The AAC is open for IN-PERSON services:
    • Monday-Thursday      8:30am-4:30pm
    • Friday                         8:30am-Noon
  • The AAC is open for online services as determined by the tutoring schedule below and by arrangement. 
  • The AAC  tutoring schedule varies each day so check it out here:
  • Students can access 24/7 online tutoring through in Canvas under “Online Tutoring”
    • STAR-CA (online California Community College tutors)
    • NetTutor (professional tutors)

Please note: The schedules are updated weekly as demand and/or needs change.  

Students can make any type of appointment with an AAC tutor by doing the following:

  1. Stop by in-person (Tamarack, 2nd floor of the library)
  2. Call 588-5088
  3. Email  (May be up to 24 hour response)

To cancel or reschedule an appointment, please call 588-5088 or email at least two hours before the appointment.

AAC No-Show Policy: Failure to cancel an appointment at least two hours before the appointment or arriving more than ten minutes late to an appointment is considered a "No-Show." Two No-Shows will result in the loss of tutoring privileges for the semester. Please note: Early morning appointments must still be cancelled with two hours' notice to avoid a No-Show. Call 588-5088 to leave a message.

Online Tutoring through NetTutor

FREE Online Tutoring is offered to all students through NetTutor. For detailed information on how to sign in see here:  More information available here.

Other Services:

The AAC also offers, for a fee, test proctoring services to individuals who are taking courses through another educational institution. For more information please call (209) 588-5177. 

Take a tour with the video below or click here for the video with closed captioning.


The Academic Achievement Center has earned the International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC) through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).

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