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2013-2015 Catalog 
2013-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Support Services

Advisement Center

The Academic Advisement Center provides assistance to - students in the attainment of their educational goals, through academic advisement and intervention to help make a successful transition to, and establish their place-in college life. Advisors assist with referral and mentoring; and assist students -with taking responsibility for learning how to set academic, career, and personal goals, and the develop strategies for achieving them. Advisors provide guidance with helping students graduate in a timely manner, by successfully meeting all requirements. The Academic Advisement Center advises undesignated students in the first year of their collegiate experience. Students will meet with their academic advisor at least twice (2) each semester. Academic advisors work closely with individual programs to ensure that students receive comprehensive advising.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Program for Students with Disabilities

The ADA Program offers quality services, and reasonable and effective accommodations to students with disabilities to enhance their academic success, and participation in educational programs, and quality of campus life.

Saint Augustine’s University supports the protection available to members of its community under all applicable Federal laws, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Each student’s program of study is given individual attention to take personal needs into account. The ADA Compliance Officer invites all students with special needs of all types to take advantage of the support services provided by the University, to enable them to reach their full academic potential.

Career Services (Belk Professional Development Center)

The mission of the Belk Career Services at Saint Augustine’s University is to provide career planning and job search assistance to students and alumni seeking opportunities in internships, co-ops, and full-time and/or part-time positions. Career Services is the official campus liaison between job seekers, academic departments and employers, providing assistance and resources to all constituencies.

There are a wide range of career services provided to assist students in exploring and identifying different careers, developing job search skills, and implementing job search strategies. Career Services is located in Goold Hall, Lower Level, Suite 001.

Library Services

The mission of the Library is to provide informational resources, services and programs that meet the educational goals and research needs of the university and community.

The Library resources at Saint Augustine’s University are located in the Prezell R. Robinson Library, which provides information and research services for the university community. Equity of access is provided to the physical collection of books, magazines, and audiovisual materials through an automated, online library system. Training is provided to library users in small groups and/or large group instruction on using the online library system and accessing and evaluating information resources. The Library staff is comprised of information educators who prepare students, faculty, and all users to be knowledgeable and creative information consumers.

The Prezell R. Robinson Library consists of three floors, with resources such as an Archives Room that houses documents relating to the history of the University and rare books. The facility also contains seminar rooms with space for study groups and computer labs. Throughout the library are individual carrels and study tables that - seat up to 500 students.

The library has over 100,000 volumes that represent courses offered by the Schools of Applied Health and Medical Science; Business and Technology; Continuing Education; Liberal Arts and Education; Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering; and Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Division of Military Science. The information resources are in many formats- prints, video/DVD and other audio recordings, Internet and NC LIVE. There are approximately 300 periodicals that provide current information in support of the -academic Schools. Approximately 30 newspapers of local, regional and national coverage are available.

The Testing Center

The Testing and Assessment Center at Saint Augustine’s University provides a variety of assessment services and assistance to faculty, students, and other members of the university community. The goal of the Testing and Assessment Center is to institute quality testing and assessment and conduct evaluations that are essential to developing the needed strategies to assist faculty working with first and second year students. These services include:

  • Working with academic units to facilitate and coordinate initial skill assessment in Reading, Writing, and Math.
  • Assisting academic units with the appropriate course placement and credits depending on a student’s incoming skill level.
  • Providing a service and location where students can take independent exams, as well as state and nationally administered tests.
  • Providing evaluation measures to assess student performance.
  • Facilitating student assessment through exit exams.
  • Providing resources on testing and assessment in support of improvement efforts and faculty research.

The following tests are offered:

  • American College Test (ACT)
  • American Culinary Federation (ACF)
    • Certified Culinarian (CCN)
    • Certified Pastry Culinarian (CPC)
    • Certified Sous Chef (CSC)
    • Certified Working Pastry Chef (CWP)
    • Certified Executive Chef (CEC)
    • Certified Executive Pastry Chef (CEP)
    • Certified Culinary Administrator (CCA)
  • Board of Chiropractic Examiners (BCE)
    • Chiropractic Law Professional Exam
    • Disabled Chiropractic Law and Professional Exam
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
    • American Government
    • American Literature
    • Analyzing & Interpreting Literature
    • Biology
    • Calculus
    • Chemistry
    • College Algebra
    • College Mathematics
    • English Literature
    • Financial Accounting
    • French Language
    • German Language
    • History of the US I & II
    • Human Growth & Development
    • Humanities
    • Information Systems and Computer Applications
    • Introduction to Educational Psychology
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Introduction to Sociology
    • Introductory Business Law
    • Natural Science
    • Pre-Calculus
    • Principles of Management
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Principles of Macroeconomics
    • Principles of Microeconomics
    • Social Sciences & History
    • Spanish Language
    • Western Civilization I & II
  • Emerson Network Power
    • Air Conditioning Specialist (EAC)
    • Customer Engineer (ECA)
  • Environmental Protection Agency
    • Lead Based Paint Inspector (EIN)
    • Lead Based Paint Risk Assessor (ERA)
    • Lead Based Paint Supervisor (ESP)
  • ETS Proficiency Exam
  • FOCUS 2
  • GRE & GMAT Prep Exams
  • Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
  • National Association of College Auxiliary Services
    • Certified Auxiliary Services Professional
  • National Association of Electrical Distributors
    • Certified Electrical Professional - Inside Sales (ISR)
    • Certified Electrical Professional - Outside Sales (OSR)
  • National Exercise Trainers Association
    • Group Exercise Instructor (GEI)
    • Personal Trainer Certification (PTC)
  • Noel Levitz
  • Professional Association of Health Care Office Management
    • Health Information Technology Certified Manager for Physician Practice (HITCM-PP)
    • Certified Medical Manager
  • Residual ACT
  • Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board
    • Certified Specialty Pharmacist Exam (CSPE)
  • SAT
  • US Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
    • National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME)

The Writing Center

The Writing Center’s mission is to address the concerns of student writers across the Saint Augustine’s University campus and to encourage academic discourse in a casual setting. We accomplish the mission through one-on-one writing consultations set in a quiet, but stimulating environment that includes internet and printer access, a resource center, and a research and documentation center. Peer writing consultants are trained to help writers at any stage of the writing process, including prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. Consultants are also prepared to assist students with various writing genres and documentation styles.

The Writing Center is located in Boyer Building, room 306. Hours vary by semester, but always include a range of times to accommodate the needs of students. Opening dates and schedules are announced each semester.

Students who want to visit the Writing Center should register for an account to access the Writing Center’s appointment schedule and make appointments online at https://www.st-aug.mywconline.com. Students may make as many appointments as they desire.