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0235 Accuplacer Preparation (Reading And Grammar)

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Heather Moore Wood

This class will help you to improve your performance on the Sentence Skills and Reading Comprehension sections of the ACCUPLACER test, which is required by SMCC. We will learn reading strategies and grammar related to advanced sentence structure. Prerequisite: Reading/Writing 200 level and comput...

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0345 Algebra A

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 11:45 AM-2:15 PM
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Instructor(s): David Sherman

Algebra A introduces students to integer operations, solving equations, and graphing....

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0340.1 Algebra B

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 11:45 AM-2:15 PM
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Instructor(s): David Sherman

This course covers topics such as systems of equations, polynomials, exponential functions and quadratic equations. The textbook is the same book used in Algebra A....

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657922 Chemistry

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): PAE Staff

This is a college preparatory course covering the concepts of modern chemistry, including atomic structure, bonding, chemical reactions, and chemical relationships. A lab is included. Prior algebra knowledge is required. Requirement: A copy of Holt, Rinehart & Winston's Modern Chemistry, 1999. ISBN:...

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0117 Citizenship, Beginning Level

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 11:45 AM-2:00 PM
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Instructor(s): Mary Bloom

This course will prepare students to take the U.S. citizenship exam. Topics include U.S. history and government, and reading and writing vocabulary needed to pass the exam. The class is designed for students ESOL 3 and below and who have been in this country for 4 years or longer....

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1322 Codes: Using Computers To Solve Problems

Wednesdays
Time: 2:30 PM-5:00 PM
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Instructor(s): PAE Staff

Have you ever wondered how your phone or your computer works? Do you want to learn how to make a smartphone App? This course will be an introduction to computer programming, which uses computer ""language"" to solve problems and create technology. In this class, we will learn how to write comput...

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0230.1 College Writing Workshop

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): PAE Staff

This top-level English course helps students to create focused, well-developed essays so that they will be ready for college. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills, Reading/Writing 200, and a teacher recommendation....

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0214.2 ESOL Writing Workshop

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): PAE Staff

This course is designed to give intermediate readers extra support as they improve their writing skills. Students are expected to submit repeated drafts of writings. Prerequisite: ESOL 4, 5, Reading/Writing 101, or permission of the instructor....

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0214.1 ESOL Writing Workshop

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): Arline Saturdayborn

This course is designed to give intermediate readers extra support as they improve their writing skills. Students are expected to submit repeated drafts of writings. Prerequisite: ESOL 4, 5, Reading/Writing 101, or permission of the instructor....

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12898 General Science

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 11:45 AM-2:00 PM
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Instructor(s): PAE Staff

What are atoms? What causes earthquakes? How does DNA work? General Science will provide an overview of the main principles of science. We will read, conduct experiments, and create projects. This course is a good preparation for the HiSET Science test or for biology or chemistry courses. Prerequ...

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0170 Grammar Intensive

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 11:45 AM-2:00 PM
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Instructor(s): Bridget Balanda

This course is for non-native English speakers at the Language Arts level who need advanced grammar instruction in order to improve their writing. Through weekly writing assignments, students learn passive voice verbs, gerunds and infinitives, articles, and correct ways to join sentences. Prerequisi...

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0215 Improve Your English Through Song

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Ashley Storrow

Students will focus on English speaking and listening skills using songs.Students will read and listen to lyrics, learn new vocabulary, practicepronunciation, and memorize songs for a final performance. This is anengaging and effective way to improve oral English skills. Students do notneed prior si...

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0320.1 Math Basics

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): Kate Butler

Math Basics will help students become comfortable solving problems with whole numbers, and strengthen a student’s number sense....

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0331 Math Brush Up Lab

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Alain Nkulu

This course allows students to work on their individual math goals with a teacher's guidance....

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0330.2 Math Concepts: Geometry And Ratios

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): David Sherman

This course explores shapes, angles, perimeter, area and volume. Students will develop ratio and proportional thinking in addition to reinforcing fraction and percent skills....

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0330.1 Math Concepts: Geometry And Ratios

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 11:45 AM-2:15 PM
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Instructor(s): Jill Gorneau

This course explores shapes, angles, perimeter, area and volume. Students will develop ratio and proportional thinking in addition to reinforcing fraction and percent skills....

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0335.1 Math Essentials: Decimals

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 11:45 AM-2:15 PM
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Instructor(s): Jill Gorneau

This course will help students understand decimal numbers and how they relate to fractions and percents. Math operations with decimals will be covered....

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0325.1 Math Essentials: Fractions

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): David Millard

This course will help students understand common fractions, decimals and percents so they can actually use them within their day-to-day life. Fraction equivalencies as well as math operations with fractions will be covered....

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0325.2 Math Essentials: Fractions

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Maryann Kurdyla

This course will help students understand common fractions, decimals and percents so they can actually use them within their day-to-day life. Fraction equivalencies as well as math operations with fractions will be covered....

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0155 Pronunciation, Beginning

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Marta Greenlaw

In this class, students improve pronunciation and learn how to speak with a clearer American accent. The speech therapy-trained teacher uses fun exercises to help students learn how to be understood while conversing in English....

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0210.1 Reading/Writing 100: Informational Text

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): PAE Staff

Students will read and write a variety of texts, focusing on informational texts. This course will help students to improve their reading comprehension, summarizing and speaking skills, use of academic vocabulary, and writing with clear, correct sentences and paragraphs....

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0210.2 Reading/Writing 100: Informational Text

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): PAE Staff

Students will read and write a variety of texts, focusing on informational texts. This course will help students to improve their reading comprehension, summarizing and speaking skills, use of academic vocabulary, and writing with clear, correct sentences and paragraphs....

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0220 Reading/Writing 200: Informational Text

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): PAE Staff

Students will read and write a variety of texts, focusing on informational texts. This course will help students to improve their reading and analysis of advanced texts, speaking and discussion skills, use of academic vocabulary, and essay writing. This is a good pre-HiSet course. Requirement: Basic...

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0220.1 Reading/Writing 200: Informational Text

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): PAE Staff

Students will read and write a variety of texts, focusing on informational texts. This course will help students to improve their reading and analysis of advanced texts, speaking and discussion skills, use of academic vocabulary, and essay writing. This is a good pre-HiSet course. Requirement: Basic...

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0129 Readings In Science

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): David Millard

Students will learn about the concepts and vocabulary of basic scientific areas. We will practice the reading skills needed for passing the HiSET test or earning an adult high school diploma. Prerequisite: ESOL 5, or Reading/Writing 100 or higher....

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0128 Readings In Social Studies

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 2:30 PM-5:00 PM
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Instructor(s): David Millard

Students will learn about social studies concepts and vocabulary in the areas of geography, government, economics, and history. We will practice the reading skills needed for passing the HiSET test or earning an adult high school diploma. Prerequisite: ESOL 5, or Reading/Writing 100 or higher....

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