Worried about having to take non-credit math courses when you come to MxCC? You can put your worries to rest by taking a two-week math placement prep class to raise your starting level and get on the “fast track” to a credit math course. This prep course is for students planning to attend MxCC who could benefit from some review and preparation for the math portion of our placement test.
The course will start with administration of a diagnostic test to help the instructors evaluate your areas of weakness. You will be grouped according to your weakest skills area(s) needing focused instruction. The course is structured as a one-hour classroom session followed by two hours of lab work on an online tool for further practice. There will be one-on-one help provided to you during the lab portion of the class. You will be able to continue the work online after class at your own pace.The Accuplacer Placement Test that will be given at the conclusion of the course will determine the math course you register for.
The goals of this course are to review and fill the gaps of knowledge required to be ‘college-ready’, enable you to begin your sequence of required math courses for your academic program at a higher level, reduce the use of financial aid for remedial courses, and graduate in a timely manner. The Accuplacer Preparation Course has an enrollment fee of $50, which includes all the materials needed for the course.
Choose a Session: Spring 2014
Jan 6 – Jan 17
MTWRF 1 – 4 pm Snow 419
Jan 27 – Feb 7
MTWRF 1 – 4 pm
MW Snow 413B
TRF Snow 406
For more information about this program, please contact Associate Professor Mary Rayappan at 860-343-5791 or at [email protected]
Frequently Asked Questions
WHY IS MATH IMPORTANT?
Math can help you prepare for a career. The skills that you learn in math courses are applicable down the line, even if you are not studying to become an engineer or an accountant. Many entry-level jobs require employees to have some math knowledge. It is frequently called the gatekeeper subject because to earn a degree, certificate, or license, students must complete a college-level math course.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
High school graduates will be trained in the skills required to successfully complete the math portion of the Accuplacer Test, which is a suite of tests that determines your knowledge in math, reading and writing as you prepare to enroll in college-level courses.
WHAT IS THE GOAL OF THIS PROGRAM?
Our goal is to enable you to begin your sequence of required math courses for your academic program at a higher level.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PROGRAM?
New students who do not place into a college-level math course after taking the Accuplacer Test and current students who placed in MAT*075 and MAT*095 but did not start the math sequence yet are eligible.