AAC-DOT consultants (tutors) will be available in the designated Blackboard Collaborate rooms in
Central Standard Time (CST). All AAC-DOT labs are on a drop-in basis during posted hours, no appointments necessary.
Please have your homework questions ready before accessing the AAC-DOT lab. For your privacy, do not give out any personal information to any non-DMACC employees. Thank you for visiting AAC-DOT.
(Click Here) (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, CNA and more)
Science DOT drop-in is available during the following dates/times:
Tuesdays, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Wednesdays, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Accounting DOT drop-in is available during the following dates/times:
Sundays, 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Mondays, 1:00-3:00 pm & 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Wednesdays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
SOCIAL SCIENCE LAB
(Click Here) (Psychology, Sociology, History, and more)
Social Science DOT drop-in is available during the following dates/times:
- Mondays, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
- Tuesdays, 4:00 to 7:00 pm
- Wednesdays, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
- Thursdays, 4:00 to 7:00 pm
- Fridays, 8:30 am t0 Noon
DOT COMPUTER Science LAB
(Click Here) (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word, WebInfo, Desktop Publishing, Blackboard, and more)
- Mondays, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm & 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
- Tuesdays, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
- Wednesdays, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm & 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
- Thursdays, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm & 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
- Fridays, 8:30 am to Noon
Engineering, C++, Programming Languages (Click Here) C++, JAVA, CAD and more…
Wednesdays 3:30 pm to 5:00 p.m.
URBAN AAC COMPUTER LAB, Bldg. 1, Rm. 116
- Monday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
- Tuesday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
- Wednesday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
- Thursday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
- Friday 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
DOT LITERACY LAB
(Click Here) (Reading for any course, Study Strategies, Spanish, French, English Language Learners, and more)
- Sundays, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
- Mondays, 8:15 am to 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
- Tuesdays, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
- Wednesdays, 8:15 am to 2:30 pm & 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
- Thursdays, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
- Fridays, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
DOT SPEECH/PRESENTATION LAB
(Click Here) (Speech or any courses requiring public speaking)
- Sunday, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
- Thursday, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
URBAN AAC SPEECH/PRESENTATION LAB Bldg. 1, Rm. 126 (Speech or any courses requiring public speaking)
- Wednesdays 12 pm t0 3 pm
- Thursdays 11:30 am t0 2 pm
LIBRARY/RESEARCH LAB (Librarian)
(Click Here) (Research/Citation help for Sources and Bibliography, APA/MLA, and more)
One-on-one assistance with research and/or citations is available by appointment.
Appointments can be scheduled here
. Select Urban Campus. Then, select a day and time and click on Continue. Fill in the details of what we will be discussing and click on "Confirm appointment." Please return to this page and enter the Research/Library Lab at your scheduled time.
DOT WRITING LAB (Click Here) (English Composition I & II and any courses with writing assignments)
- Sundays, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
- Mondays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Tuesdays, 8:15 am to 4:00 pm
- Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
- Thursdays, 8:15 am to 5:00 pm
- Fridays, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
URBAN AAC WRITING/LITERACY LAB, Bldg. 1, Rm. 126
- Mondays, 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
- Tuesdays, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
- Wednesdays, 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
Thursdays, 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
Fridays, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
ONLINE WRITING SUBMISSION
Writing assignments are now being accepted for the Spring 2022 term. Please
CLICK HERE to start your online writing submission.
MUST attach a copy of their writing assignment in a
*Microsoft WORD document under "Attachments" on the Online Writing Submission Form. Writing Consultants will return feedback within 48-72 business hours or sooner with the online writing submission.
***Please see the "DOT STUDENT Instructions for Online Writing Lab" file below for detailed instructions on how to successfully upload your writing assignment for review. DOT STUDENT Instructions for Online Writing Lab.pdf
DOT Helpful Documents:
DMACC WRITING CITATION GUIDE
*If you need assistance or have questions regarding DOT or the AAC, please call 515-248-7204 to connect to the appropriate resources or via email at
Urban Campus Academic Achievement Center (AAC) offers academic and support services to students who fall into three general categories - those enrolled in regular DMACC credit courses, HiSET/ELL non-credit courses and those who need to complete pre-admission requirements or brush up before enrolling in college courses. DMACC students who are preparing to take job entry examinations may also use the labs.
Any regular DMACC college student may visit our open labs and supplement their studies with general or specific instruction in the following courses/subjects: reading, math, accounting, business, science, English, writing, HiSET, ELL, speech/presentation and computer applications. Students need to bring their textbooks, assignment sheets, study aides, and their questions to get help from lab instructors and/or peer-tutors.
All students will need to know their DMACC Student ID and must check-in and out at the AAC Welcome Desk to use any AAC services. DMACC Student ID number (starts with 900 or 901) may be found on DMACC/DART ID card or at the Urban Student Services Office in Building 1, Room 101.
non-DMACC enrolled students (this includes all former DMACC students and visitors from other secondary and higher educational institutions) who wish to use AAC services will be required to register with the Student Services Office or Testing Center for a fee. The cost is $230 for unlimited AAC services per semester.
Students, faculty, and guests are asked to turn off or silence all personal cellphones in the AAC. Please step out into the hallways if receiving and/or taking any phone calls. Anyone not in compliant with this policy may be asked to leave the AAC.
All drinks brought into the AAC must be in closed containers to prevent any spillage. A drinking fountain is located directly outside of the AAC for those who want to refill their water bottles. Food in the AAC should be limited to small snack items. Students with full meals are encouraged to eat in the Student Lounge.
Children are not allowed in the AAC.
The AAC/Testing Center staff will be available to provide FREE personalized/group tours of the AAC/Testing Center by appointment. The tour will go over the services offered in the AAC and Testing Center, as well as, show students how to sign-in and out of Accudemia. Evening students and DMACC guests are encouraged to make an appointment (email us or 515-248-7204) if you wish to have a tour between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for all individuals who have never been to the AAC!
If you have any questions regarding the AAC, please contact the Urban Testing Center by
email or call 515-248-7204.
Find Our more about services at the AAC and Testing Center