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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 or 300 level and...

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0340 Algebra A

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

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

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0445 Algebra B

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

Algebra B covers topics including systems of equations, exponents, and quadratic functions. The textbook is the same book used in Algebra A....

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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 will include U.S. History and Government, reading and writing vocabulary needed to pass the exam. Designed for students ESOL 3 and below....

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0230.1 College Writing Workshop

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): Elizabeth Greason

Are you almost ready for college? This top-level English course focuses on helping you to create focused, well-developed, organized essays so that you will be college-ready. Computer skills are needed. Prerequisite: R/W 200 level and 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): 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 or 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 or 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

Instructor(s): Adrian Ayotte

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: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): PAE Staff

This course is for non-native English speakers who need advanced grammar instruction in order to improve their writing. Topics will include passive verbs, gerunds and infinitives, relative clauses, articles, and prepositions. Prerequisite: Reading/Writing 100 or higher. (ESOL 5 per permission fr...

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0320 Math Basics

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): Maryann Kurdyla

Math Basics will get you comfortable solving problems with whole numbers and will strengthen your number sense....

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0336 Math Brush Up Lab

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

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

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0330.1 Math Concepts: Geometry

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

In this course, we will explore basic shapes and angles, perimeter and area of two-dimensional shapes and volume of rectangular solids....

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0330.2 Math Concepts: Geometry

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

In this course, we will explore basic shapes and angles, perimeter and area of two-dimensional shapes and volume of rectangular solids....

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0330.3 Math Concepts: Ratios And Fractions

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

This class develops ratio and proportional thinking in addition to reinforcing fraction and percents skills....

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0330.4 Math Concepts: Ratios And Fractions

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

This class develops ratio and proportional thinking in addition to reinforcing fraction and percents skills....

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0339 Math Connections

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:15 AM
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Instructor(s): Kate Butler

This course is designed for students to work with numbers less than one using many hands-on activities....

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0335 Math Essentials

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:15 AM
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Instructor(s): Jill Gorneau

Math Essentials will help you understand fractions, decimals and percents so that you can actually use them in your life....

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001321 Money Management

Fridays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:15 AM
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Instructor(s): Yombe Clement

Financial literacy is an essential survival tool for American families. For newly arrived immigrants and refugees, financial literacy can be a stepping stone out of poverty. This course covers the basics of developing a budget, creating a savings plan, setting financial goals, and repairing poor c...

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0155.2 Pronunciation Beginning


Time: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
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Instructor(s): No Data

Improve your pronunciation and learn how to speak with a clearer American accent The speech therapy trained teacher will use fun to help you learn how to be understood when you converse in English....

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0155.1 Pronunciation Beginning

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
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Instructor(s): Marta Greenlaw

Improve your pronunciation and learn how to speak with a clearer American accent. The speech therapy trained teacher will use fun to help you learn how to be understood when you converse in English....

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0156 Pronunciation Level


Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
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Designed for students who have taken Pronunciation Beginning. In this class we will work on conversation and job interview skills. Please join us and learn how to use the American accent in every day speaking. Marta Greenlaw is a trained speech therapist....

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0210.2 Reading / Writing 101

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Megan Hevenor

Students will work to improve their vocabulary, reading comprehension, summarizing of short texts, and writing with clear, correct sentences and paragraphs....

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0210.1 Reading / Writing 101

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): Heather Moore Wood

Students will work to improve their vocabulary, reading comprehension, summarizing of short texts, and writing with clear, correct sentences and paragraphs....

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0220.1 Reading / Writing 201

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Elizabeth Greason

Students will learn how to write longer pieces such as essays and how to analyze and respond to books and articles. They will also continue to build their vocabulary. This is a good pre-HiSET course. Computer Skills are needed....

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0220 Reading / Writing 201

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): Lauren Hamlin

Students will learn how to write longer pieces such as essays and how to analyze and respond to books and articles. They will also continue to build their vocabulary. This is a good pre-GED course. Computer Skills are needed....

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0129 Readings In Science

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Elizabeth Miller

Learn about the concepts and vocabulary of basic scientific areas. We will practice the reading skills you need for passing the HiSET test or earning an adult high school diploma. Prerequisite: ESOL 5 or teacher recommendation....

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0128 Readings In Social Studies

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 2:45 PM-5:00 PM
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Instructor(s): Elizabeth Miller

Learn about social studies concepts and vocabulary in the areas of geography, government, economics, and world history. We will practice the reading skills you need 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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