Academic Services operates on a walk-in basis and can be used by anyone taking at least one credit at Southwest Tech. Academic Services provides individualized learning opportunities that promote learner independence and confidence by providing the information and resources necessary for ongoing educational development. Several subjects of expertise are offered to Southwest Tech students in the areas of reading, writing, math, and science.

The activities of the Academic Services are governed by the following purposes:

  • Support students in program courses to enhance retention
  • Prepare students to enter programs and courses to increase enrollment
  • Assist students to increase academic skills for personal satisfaction



Math & Science

Make-Up Testing

Learning Center Hours

Spring and Fall Semester Hours

Monday - Thursday, 7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday, 7:00am - 4:00pm

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Professional tutoring is available in the Learning Services area of the Knox Learning Center. Each time a student visits, s/he signs in/out of a registration computer, located by the Learning Services desk. For extended periods of assistance (e.g. proofreading and long projects), appointments are recommended but not required.

College prep courses are available on an independent basis or in a classroom setting to improve math, reading, writing, and study skills. See our list of Summer class offerings and Fall class offerings .

Make-up testing or pre-assigned tests can be taken in the testing lab, located in the Knox Learning Center, Room 314K. Instructors will make arrangements with the Learning Center staff to ensure that tests are readily available for students.

The Academic Services staff is available at the request of program instructors to deliver topic-specific review sessions.