This preparatory course is designed to meet the needs of students who would like to explore the idea of attending college or need to brush up on writing, math and/or science in preparation for enrolling in college. The program of study includes career planning, academic preparation, financial aid assistance, college planning and
ACCUPLACER testing. We work in partnership with community colleges and the university system to offer high-quality, cost-effective and accessible pathways to post-secondary education for adults. This program is free to eligible participants.
College Transitions Reading and Composition I & II (*min prerequisite EFL 4 reading) In this course learners gain an awareness of the importance of purpose, audience, and subject when approaching writing. Narrative strategies are explored. The course gives learners the opportunity to read and write in a variety of forms - narrative, expository, creative, and argumentative. Learners gain mastery in the process of drafting, revising, editing, and polishing a piece of work. In developing sophisticated reading and writing skills, learners explore and describe how language works. They learn to observe and analyze the words, patterns and structures that create subtle effects of language. They learn to synthesize material from diverse sources and to document formal MLA research papers.
College Transitions Arithmetic and Algebra: (*min prerequisite EFL 4 Math)
This course is designed to refresh advanced computation skills with emphasis on fractions, word problems and elementary algebra skills to better prepare for the ACCUPLACER placement exam. The algebra portion will review topics, such as: operations with integers and rational numbers; algebraic expressions; solving equations; algebraic fractions; polynomials; factoring and quadratic equations.
Additional on-line practice exercises and instruction are required.
College Success Course: (*min prerequisite EFL 4 Reading)
Students will gain an understanding of the college student experience. The class includes interactive exercises and assignments and in-class discussions covering a variety of topics - transitioning to college life, goal setting, study skills, time management, campus resources and information literacy. The ultimate purpose of the course is to provide an opportunity for students to learn and adopt strategies to be successful in college and beyond.