What are Basic Skills?

Every college student needs a set of basic skills to navigate the world of higher education and to succeed at participating in college level learning.   These skills are normally acquired in the course of elementary and secondary study, and they typically include: time management, reading and note taking methods, test taking strategies, and clear, concise writing.  Everyone could use a refresher, and Tutoring and Academic Skills Center provides a series of live workshops and exciting videos in the TASC Canvas page that touch on those topics and the places where students can learn more about them!  TASC videos in Canvas provide guidance for the following: accessing support resources such as tutors, research sites, citation guidance (MLA and APA), ESL and math resources, and tips for succeeding with online learning and tutors.


Visit a TASC lab (please see schedule below) or the TASC website for more information. We want to collaborate with you for your success. Stop by any of the five TASC locations listed below, and let's get started!

Palm Desert Campus (PDC)
TASC Main Line: 760.773.2557

TASC - Hilb Building
Lower and Second Floors
43500 Monterey Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Regular Term Lab Hours: Check the website for services and office hour updates.

Computer and Language Lab Hours

Monday-Thursday    8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday                     8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday     Closed

Tutoring Center Hours PDC
Tutor Coordinator Phone
760.776.7241 

Monday-Thursday    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday                     10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday     Closed

Indio (EVC) TASC Lab
760.346.8041, Ext. 5382

Room 205
45524 Oasis Street
Indio, CA 92201

Monday-Thursday    8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday                     8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday                 9:00 am -  2:00 pm
Sunday                   Closed

Mecca-Thermal (MTC) TASC Lab
760.396.3410

TASC Lab Room C3
61120 Buchanan Street
Mecca, CA 92254

Monday-Thursday    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday-Sunday         Closed

Palm Springs Temporary Campus (PSTC) Learning Resource Center
TASC Representation
  760.776.7373

PSO6 Learning Resource Lab
1300 East Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Monday-Thursday    8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday – Sunday      Closed

Wenzlaff Educational Center (DHS) TASC Representation 
760.674.7812

Student Services
Edward Wenzlaff Education Center
11625 West Drive
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

Monday-Thursday    9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday-Sunday         Closed