Read HCC's COVID-19 policies here. Road work is ongoing. View our road/parking lot closure map.

Courses & Programs

remote resources

Explore free support and resources for learning remotely.


Andrew Fletcher

Director, Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS)

Academic Support

Donahue 240A

413.552.2416 (Tel)

Monica Archibald

Clerical Assistant

Academic Support

Donahue 244

413.552.2102 (Tel)

Yarida Cruz

Administrative Assistant

Academic Support

Donahue 240

413.552.2584 (Tel)

Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS)

An empowering learning environment.

The Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS) is a hub of tutoring centers and academic support programs dedicated to student success. We offer one-on-one tutoring, study groups, learning coaches, and supplemental instruction through the Tutoring Center, Math Center, Writing Center, and English as a Second Language (ESL) Center

Additionally, we assist students with math placement test preparation, writing college transfer essays, and writing scholarship essays throughout the year.

request a learning coach

CAPS Tutoring: Available on campus and online, Monday – Friday, along with some Saturday tutoring. View tutor schedules on Navigate, Canvas, or Moodle.

If a tutor is not available for your course or you can only meet outside of tutoring hours, tutoring is available here with limited availability. 

We're here for you! Get in touch with us if you need help connecting with a tutor or to learn more about our services. Use the Chat Now function on this website or the contact information below. Current students can also schedule an appointment with one of our staff via Navigate

CONTACT

Location: Donahue 240
Phone: 413.552.2584
E-mail: caps@hcc.edu

OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.*
On campus and remote

*Please note that our office hours differ from tutoring schedules and office staff are available after 3 p.m. on some days.

TUTORING CENTER
Ready to get started? Here you'll find access to tutoring in most HCC courses, as well as learning coaches. 

MATH CENTER
Access math tutors, math learning coaches, and resources for STEM. 

WRITING CENTER
All students can write – we'll show you how!

ESL CENTER
Ready to improve your English language skills to succeed in college and beyond? 

MISSION

CAPS promotes a positive, collaborative, and empowering learning environment where all students can enhance their academic skills and abilities, and achieve success. We are committed to honoring all people, as well as developing and maintaining relationships throughout our campus and the surrounding community. Both innovative and traditional styles of teaching and learning are applied across the curriculum. Our services and support are provided to all in a timely, respectful, and consistent manner. 

RESOURCES

Check out our videos below for college tips! Visit our LinkTree for quick access and to meet our staff and students – plus follow CAPS on Facebook and Instagram!

CAPS at a Glance

Explore the Center for Academic & Program Support.

Connect With a Tutor

Learn how to connect with a CAPS tutor remotely.

Scholarship Essay-Writing Tips

Need help with the essay portion of your scholarship application? Frank Johnson from the Writing Center shares tips and tricks.

Writing Center

Time Management Tips

Are you struggling with managing your time? Our tutors are here for you with important tips!

remote resources

Explore free support and resources for learning remotely.


Andrew Fletcher

Director, Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS)

Academic Support

Donahue 240A

413.552.2416 (Tel)

Monica Archibald

Clerical Assistant

Academic Support

Donahue 244

413.552.2102 (Tel)

Yarida Cruz

Administrative Assistant

Academic Support

Donahue 240

413.552.2584 (Tel)