The Academic Resource Center at Cox College provides support for students in academics and personal and social development. The Center aids students in developing transition-to-college foundations such as study strategies, note taking tips, test taking proficiencies, time management skills, learning styles assessments, and relaxation techniques, as well as providing guidance in dealing with stress, anxiety, and personal concerns.

The Academic Resource Center is located on the 2nd floor Terrace of the college. At the Center, students and faculty will find many informational forms, including those listed as follows: Student Employment forms, Early Warning/Early Intervention forms, Disability Accommodation forms, and information about Student Ambassadors, the Student Government Association and other clubs and organizations. Students may suggest ideas or make comments via a suggestion box. The Academic Resource Center’s goal is to encourage success strategies for college and for life. Workshops and seminars on textbook reading, all stages of writing research papers and reports, and APA style may be offered each semester. An introductory course, CCPL 100-Promoting Learning and Ultimate Success, provides incoming students with the opportunity to become familiar with the campus and to develop their learning skills.

Cox College offers an Early Warning/Early Intervention Program. This program occurs during the first five (5) weeks of classes, during the fall and spring semesters. The Academic Resource Center utilizes a proactive format to aid students needing additional study opportunities and resources. All students are encouraged to use the support services available through the Center.


Available Software

Educational Global Technologies, Inc.

  • Basic Head to Toe Patient Assessment
  • Concept Mapping
  • Enhance your Critical Thinking Skills
  • Fundamentals: The Nursing Process
  • Math Magic for Meds II
  • Strategies for Problem Solving
  • TestMaster-Improve Your Study Habits & Test-Taking Skills
  • The Basic Principles of Pharmacology


Math Series

  • Basic Skills (including fractions, decimals, percent & word problems)
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • Geometry


PERRLA-this writing template program was developed for nursing students who need assistance with formatting papers in APA format with the theory that students could concentrate on the content of their papers; not the format.  This software is available on two computers in the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and also on all of the computers in the 3rd floor computer lab.  A two-minute tutorial will get you started, but assistance is available in the ARC if needed.


Writing Center

Cox College’s Academic Resource Center is located on the second floor Terrace. The ARC is open 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Drury University Writing Center is available to Cox College students. The Writing Center is located in Olin Library, Room 204. To reach the Writing Center, call 873-7224, or contact the Center by e-mail: The Writing Center is open Monday-Thursday 1-4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. and Sunday 7-10 p.m. or by appointment.

While the Center takes walk-ins, it is best to plan in advance, and make an appointment. Please be sure to bring your assignment and a draft of whatever you have done.



Cox College offers free supportive counseling services provided by a professional counselor to all current students. Students are encouraged to seek counseling help when they first experience signs of distress or other issues that they would like to discuss in a confidential setting. The counseling office is located in room 305 on the 3rd floor of the college. The counselor is available by appointment through the ARC, and appointments can be scheduled by calling 417-269-3598 or 417-269-3225. When counselors are not available on campus, students are referred to community agencies and resources.

Off-campus community counseling and treatment services are available from the following resources:

  1. Burrell Center:  1300 Bradford Parkway, Springfield, MO; 417-761-5000.  Center is for outpatient mental health benefits. Payment based on co-pay and insurance, proof of income, etc.
  2. Burrell Center Crisis Assist Team: (24-hour Hotline). 417-761-5555 or 1-800-494-7355.
  3. Carol Jones Recovery Center for Women 2411 W. Catalpa, Springfield, MO; 417-862-3455.
  4. Center for Addictions 1423 N. Jefferson, Springfield, MO; 417-269-2273.
  5. Cox North Hospital 1423 N. Jefferson, Springfield, MO, 417-269-3000
  6. Cox South Hospital 3801 S. National, Springfield, MO 417-269-6000.
  7. Marian Center:  1235 E. Cherokee, Springfield, MO; 417-820-2000, 417-820-7440 
  8. Mercy Behavorial Health: 1312 E. Lark, Springfield, MO 65804; 417-820-3707
  9. Mercy Clinic Psychology: 2030 S. National, Suite 105, Springfield, MO 65804; 417-820-9590.
  10. Mercy Hospital 1235 E. Cherokee, Springfield, MO; 417-820-2000.
  11. MSU Center City Counseling Clinic:  Park Central Office Bldg. (Corner of South and McDaniel); 417-836-3215.
  12. MSU Counseling Center 901 S. National, Springfield, MO; 417-836-5449
  13. Murney Clinic 1322 South Campbell, Springfield, MO; 417-865-8943.
  14. Ozarks Counseling Center 1550 E. Battlefield, Suite A, Springfield, MO; 417-869-9011.
  15. Sigma House Recovery Center 800 S. Park Ave., Springfield, MO; 417-862-3339
  16. The Victim Center:  819 N. Boonville Ave., Springfield, MO; 417-863-7273.  Open 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, services offered free-of-charge.
  17. Hotline: 417-864-7233. 


Treatment fees may be covered by insurance, sliding-scale fees, predetermined fees, self-pay, or may be free-of-charge. Please contact the individual agencies to discuss payment policies and options.

Springfield Police Department
911 or 417-864-1810
Sheriff Greene County
417-868-4040Cox Medical Center South Emergency Department
3801 S. National
417-269-6000Mercy Hospital Emergency Department
Corner of National and Sunshine