The mission of the Learning Lab at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is to support and advance teaching and learning by helping students develop the skills necessary to be successful learners through the creation of a supportive learning environment that fosters intellectual growth.
Students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are expected to achieve success in a competitive intellectual environment. Because of the demands of scholarship, students often require help in gaining and maintaining an adequate level of academic proficiency. Recognizing this, the Learning Lab is designed to provide students with ample opportunities to maximize their academic potential. To accomplish this goal, the Learning Lab offers a variety of methods including one-on-one or group sessions, workshops, computer programs, and other audio-visual resources – all of which are free to MGCCC students.
Learning Lab Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is there any charge for students to use the Learning Lab?
A: No, the lab services are free to all MGCCC students.
Q: Do I have to have an appointment to use the Learning Lab?
A: Services are offered on a first come, first served basis. No appointments will be accepted.
Q: May I bring my children to the Learning Lab?
A: Following College policy, the Learning Lab does not allow children. Please, as a courtesy to other lab patrons, make arrangements for your children whenever you need lab services.
Q: Am I allowed to check out materials overnight from the Learning Lab?
A: Lab materials are used in our facility. Many of the materials are video programs or software programs for which the lab owns only one copy. If an instructor places his / her materials on reserve in the lab and wishes for students to check them out, then of course that would be allowed.
Q: Am I allowed to receive tutorial assistance by telephone?
A: In most instances, tutoring over the telephone is very difficult, if not impossible.
Q: How do I know what hours the Learning Lab instructors work?
A: Hours are posted on this website, as well as in the Lab and around campus.
Q: How do students find out about workshops?
A: Flyers publishing dates and times are posted in the Learning Lab as well as around campus. Additionally, notices are posted on the website.
Q: Is the Learning Lab a quiet area for study?
A: The Learning Lab maintains a relatively quiet atmosphere, although it is not totally quiet because of instructional sessions in progress, students’ requests for materials and directions, and utilization of materials.
Q: Are computers available in the Learning Lab?
A: Computers provide students online access and also software for completion of classroom assignments.
Q: Is computer assistance available in the Learning Lab?
A: Limited assistance is available; however, for technical assistance students should visit the college’s computer lab.
Q: Are services provided for persons with physical limitations?
A: Requests for special accommodations for physical limitations should be made to the Student Support Services.