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Learning Center
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Welcome to the Learning Center

Location: Building 9, 2nd Floor
Phone: (650) 306-3348
Temporary Spring Hours: 
Monday through Thursday, 9am to 8pm.
Friday 9am to 3pm
Math tutoring available in the Library on Saturdays from 10am-2pm

The Learning Center has 145 PC computers that are available for student use. All computers have internet access. Sofware programs such as Microsoft Office Suite, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher and FrontPage are available, as well as wide variety of additional educational software.

Students may use the computers to:

  • Access WebSmart, WebAccess and eCollege 
  • Write papers
  • Do Internet research
  • Use instructional software
  • Create PowerPoint presentations
  • Access faculty assignments / resources
  • Print (Students must purchase a print card)

Please ask the Learning Center staff if you need assistance.

The Reading/Writing Lab, 9-206 and 9-257a may also be reserved by faculty.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Cañada College Learning Center to provide energetic, competent and friendly academic and related assistance to all Cañada students, regardless of the focus of their work at Cañada. Assistance includes peer and professional tutoring, workshops and technological support. We approach our work with passion, professionalism and creativity; our students with admiration and patience; and our colleagues with respect and a commitment to shared goals and values.

Program Objectives

Mission, Goals & Objectives: The tutoring program's mission, goals, and objectives are systematically reviewed and revised as needed to reflect the results of assessments and evaluations and changes in the institution's mission and goals.

Scope and Use: The tutoring program has procedures in place to assess the scope and use of the services of the program. Student use of the tutoring program's services is traced on a regular basis in terms of number of tutees, visits per tutee, subject usage, etc.

Tutoring Impact: The tutoring program has procedures in place, qualitative and/or quantitative, for regularly assessing the impact of the program in academic student development domains.

Student Complaints: If a student has a complaint about a tutor or Learning Center staff member, the Learning Center will follow procedures that may be viewed by clicking on this link: Procedure for Student Complaints.

Learning Center Resources

  • Group study rooms
  • Textbooks on reserve
  • Headphones
  • Scientific calculators
  • Full size anatomically correct skeleton
  • 3D Chemistry kits

The Learning Center staff can also assist you in locating web-based resources in a variety of areas. Here are just a few:

English as a Second Language (ESL)
General Assistance
MicroSoft Office Quick Reference Guides

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