Brush up on math skills with quick, affordable math refresher course
Andrea Vasquez-- July 30, 2012
HOUSTON — New college students looking for a quick math refresher course before the Fall 2012 semester begins can now enroll in a new course offered by the San Jacinto College Continuing and Professional Development division.
Based on the successful program created by Alamo Colleges in San Antonio, Texas, the course is geared toward incoming first-time-in-college students, covering math concepts students learned in high school but may have forgotten over the summer break. Many students who take course placement tests like the COMPASS test may not score high enough to place out of a college preparatory math course, when their math skills are already at the college level.
“Some students take the COMPASS test without preparing and score into a college preparatory class that they may not need,” said San Jacinto College math professor, John Anderson. “This course provides a quick refresher for students before they take their math placement tests in order to help them place into college-level math courses that count toward their degree plans. It’s also beneficial to those students who have already taken a college-prep math course, but may have not taken another for a semester or two. Non-traditional students who are re-entering college to complete their degrees will also find this course beneficial, since some may not have taken a math course in quite some time.”
The weeklong course costs $21and includes a retest on the math portion of the COMPASS test on the last day of the course. Participating students will also be given access to MyMathTest, an online system with practice problems, examples, videos, and other math resources. At this time, the course is only available at the San Jacinto College South Campus, located at 13735 Beamer Road in Houston. For more information, including registration and available dates for the math refresher course, visit the San Jacinto College Continuing and Professional Development division site at cpd.sanjac.edu.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.
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