Tutoring & Labs


Tutoring, Computer, Writing, Math, Science and other Labs

Sometimes students need a little extra support and Cochise College has resources to provides students with tools and assistance for success. Computer labs, tutoring and science labs are available throughout the district. Services offered, hours and contact information can be found on the page below.

Computer Labs

All computer lab work stations are connected to the Internet and have been configured with college-approved and licensed software. The basic software package includes Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer and Adobe Acrobat Reader. Other licensed software packages are installed on as-needed basis. Check with the lab help desk for information about specialized software installed on select computers.

Students are not allowed to install software on lab computers. Control software removes anything installed when the computer reboots.

Cochise Colleges utilizes a cloud system for printing. Documents and files printed from computers in our labs and libraries on campus can be picked up at any WEPA Website (Wireless Everywhere. Print Anywhere) kiosk.

  • Black and white prints are $.08 each
  • Color prints are $.35 each.

Students
Cloud printing is integrated with student ID cards. After sending a print job, swipe your ID at any kiosk to select which jobs to print and which jobs to discard. After confirming the print job, the kiosk will print. Every student is provided $.80 per credit hour of print credits each semester. Add money to your WEPA account through campus business offices or by using a credit card.

Non-students
Community members who access campus computer labs can print to WEPA kiosks either by using a WEPA prepaid card or by swiping a credit or debit card. There is a 40-cent fee per credit/debit card transaction.

  • Use the Internet for research and fun.
  • Do not visit pornographic sites or attempt to download pictures from such sites.
  • Do not become violent toward the equipment or personnel.
  • No eating, drinking or smoking.
  • Children are not allowed in the labs on a regular or routine basis. If it is necessary for a parent to bring children to a computer lab on an occasional and limited basis only, lab aides may grant permission, if space allows. Parents are responsible for supervising children.
  • Copying software from lab computers is illegal.
  • Do not install anything on lab computers. System protection prevents permanent installation of software by anyone other than college personnel.
  • Anyone not adhering to the above operating rules will be banned from further lab use.

Building 600 — Learning Commons Complex (LCC)

Check out the Multimedia Instructional Student Support Lab’s (MISSL) MISSL live webcam, MISSL Facebook and MISSL Twitter.

Day of the Week Fall & Spring Summer
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 7 a.m  – 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Closed
Saturday Closed Closed
Sunday Closed Closed

 

Building 200 — Open Computer Lab (Rm 217)

Day of the Week Fall & Spring Summer
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed
Saturday Closed Closed
Sunday Closed Closed

Building 1200 — Learning Commons Complex (LCC)

Day of the Week Fall & Spring Summer
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed
Saturday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday Closed Closed

  • Benson Center — Learning Resource Lab
  • Willcox Center — Open lab
  • Santa Cruz Center — Open lab
  • Fort Huachuca Center — Open labs

If an open lab has no vacant spots left, generally, you may work in other labs if a class is not in session, or if the instructor gives his/her permission. Be courteous and do not disturb the class.

Tutoring, Writing & Math Labs

Free tutoring is available in many academic areas to all Cochise College students.  Para-professionals, faculty and staff work with students individually and in small groups to facilitate learning. Computerized tutorials also are available. You are welcome to drop by the tutoring labs with or without an appointment.

Tutoring services include math and writing tutoring, help with turnitin.com, miscellaneous subjects when available (e.g., biology, history), and general PC use, such as email, word processing, Internet research, MyCochise, and Moodle.

Cochise College Tutoring Centers: (800) 966-7943
Free Apps for learning (PDF)

Tutor.com

Cochise College students can connect with a tutor 24/7 and work one-on-one with an expert to study for tests, review concepts and complete assignments.  Go to your Moodle account within MyCochise to access Tutor.com.

Writing Labs

Our professional and peer tutors (honors students who have strong writing skills) assist writers during one-on-one sessions, helping them review reading principles, brainstorm ideas, develop thesis statements, organize information and review the rules of grammar, spelling and usage.

Building 300 – Library

(520) 439-6860

Writing Lab Tutors

  • Priscilla Stone: Professional Tutor/Instructor – Writing
  • Karen Fasimpaur: Professional Tutor – Writing
  • Paul Brya: Peer Tutor – Writing
  • Becky Dorman: Professional Tutor — Writing Lab Supervisor

We encourage students to bring assignments and any drafts of their work, either on paper or a flash drive. We have handbooks and style manuals for student use and also provide handouts on grammar, punctuation and documentation methods. We take “walk-ins” on a first-come, first-served basis; however, students with appointments are more likely to have the opportunity to work with a tutor.

Fall & Spring Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed.

Summer Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Building 1200 — Learning Commons Complex (LCC)

(520) 515-5342

Fall & Spring Hours
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday: Noon – 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours: 
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Closed

We encourage students to bring assignments as well as any drafts of their work, either on paper or a flash drive. We have handbooks and style manuals for student use and also provide handouts on grammar, punctuation and documentation methods. Request an appointment by calling (520) 515-5342 or emailing writinglab@cochise.edu. Students without appointments are welcome, but we cannot guarantee that they will have the opportunity to work with a tutor.

CIS and Spanish tutoring is also available. Please call for appointments.

Writing Lab Tutors

  • Margaret Smith: Professional Tutor — Writing
  • Becky Gualtiere: Senior Tutor — Writing
  • Aislinn Gonzalez: Senior Tutor — Writing
  • Frank Pence: Peer Tutor — Writing
  • Savannah Haring: Peer Tutor — Writing
  • Yamir Sylvain: Peer Tutor — Spanish
  • Becky Dorman: Professional Tutor — Writing Lab Supervisor

Math Labs

Math Lab personnel will help students complete homework assignments, gain competency and develop confidence in math skills, prepare for tests, understand mathematical concepts, and overcome math or test anxiety. The lab offers a place for students to work alone or in small groups, helping one another or receiving help from a tutor, as well as reference books, computer programs and videos. Math Lab services are provided on a walk-in basis. Appointments are not necessary.

Building 300 – Library

(520) 439-6860

Fall & Spring Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday and Wednesday evenings: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed.

Summer Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Building 1200 — Learning Commons Complex (LCC)

(520) 515-5342

Fall & Spring Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday: Noon – 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed.

Summer Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Closed (all labs).

Chemistry and physics tutoring is also available. Call for specific hours.

A math tutor is available at the Willcox Center Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m.

Other Labs

Tutoring for DMA, Music and Spanish is available at the computer lab on the Douglas campus. Please call the Computer Lab Help Desk or stop by and ask for the tutoring schedule for the semester. Some subjects are by appointment only. The computer lab has the software for DMA and music classes on a few of the lab computers. You can reserve time on one of the computers or just stop in and ask which PC’s have the software.

Spanish Lab is available at the Sierra Vista campus.

Building 600 – MISSL Open Computer Lab

(520) 417-4010

Fall & Spring Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed.

Summer Hours

Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Science Labs

The  science lab is located in building 1100 at the Sierra Vista Campus and building 2100 at the Douglas Campus. The lab staff works to ensure all labs are properly set up for various science classes at Sierra Vista, Douglas, Benson and Santa Cruz. Lab staff support the science faculty with detailed lab preparation for classes like Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Anatomy & Physiology and Physics. Come by the Student Resource Room if you want to check out bones and models for your Human Anatomy & Physiology class.

Cochise College Sierra Vista Science Building Tour (Video)

Sierra Vista Campus
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Building 1100
Contact Lab Coordinator Hannah Jones at 515-5423 to check out bones, models and other resources.

Douglas Campus
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Building 2100
Contact Lab Coordinator Debra Wright 417-4055 to check out bones, models and other resources.

Work-Study Employment

The science lab has regular opportunities for new hires. The science lab aides are work-study students and must be registered for a minimum of 6 credits. They are responsible for specific lab setups, must complete projects and participate in activities around the lab after appropriate training. Talk to your science instructor for more information if you are interested in being a part of the science lab team. Don’t forget to check with Career Services at the beginning of the semester for possible job openings.

Volunteer Position

Volunteer positions are occasionally offered at the science lab. You must obtain instructor recommendation before applying. This student will have the option to be registered for a Cooperative Education class for 1, 2 or 3 college credits. There are some requirements and restrictions for this position. If you are interested, contact Sierra Vista Science Lab Coordinator Hannah Jones at jonesh@cochise.edu or Douglas Lab Coordinator Debra Wright at wrightd@cochise.edu for more information.