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0235 Accuplacer Preparation (Reading And Grammar)

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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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

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

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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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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0230.1 College Writing Workshop

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

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

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1672 English For Health Professionals

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 2:30 PM-5:00 PM
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Instructor(s): Catherine Eliot

This course will be offered to foreign trained health professionals or ESOL students who are currently working in a healthcare related field. The course will explore career goals in healthcare including an overview of job search skills, communicating with patients and other healthcare professionals...

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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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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, 5, Reading/Writing 101, or permission of the instructor....

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12898 General Science

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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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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05432.2 Job Class A

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): Bridget Kahn

This intensive 130-hour course (7 weeks/19.5 hour per week) is designed for immigrants with low to intermediate English language skills that are searching for their first job in the US. Students in ESOL levels 3 and 4 will learn how to search for a job, and expand their English skills through contex...

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05432.1 Job Class A

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): Bridget Kahn

This intensive 130-hour course (7 weeks/19.5 hour per week) is designed for immigrants with low to intermediate English language skills that are searching for their first job in the US. Students in ESOL levels 3 and 4 will learn how to search for a job, and expand their English skills through contex...

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05432.3 Job Class A


Time: 11:45 AM-2:00 PM
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Instructor(s): No Data

This intensive 130-hour course (7 weeks/19.5 hour per week) is designed for immigrants with low to intermediate English language skills that are searching for their first job in the US. Students in ESOL levels 3 and 4 will learn how to search for a job, and expand their English skills through contex...

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0199 Job Class B

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): Deborah Breiting

This 60-hour course is designed for immigrants with a higher level of English proficiency (ESOL 5 and above) who want to advance their careers. Students will learn to apply their professional, transferable skills to the US workforce. Emphasis is on writing etiquette for the workplace. Students will ...

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0320.1 Math Basics

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Jill Gorneau

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

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0330.1 Math Concepts: Data And Algebraic Thinking

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

This course will explore the meanings revealed by data sets, tables, graphs and equations. Students will use a variety of tools to understand linear patterns, functions, and basic algebraic notation....

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0330.2 Math Concepts: Data And Algebraic Thinking

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

This course will explore the meanings revealed by data sets, tables, graphs and equations. Students will use a variety of tools to understand linear patterns, functions, and basic algebraic notation....

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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-11:45 AM
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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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nmrc_4 Public Speaking

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 2:30 PM-5:00 PM
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Instructor(s): Elizabeth Greason

This course is designed for non-native English speakers to work on presentation and conversation skills. Students will participate in listening and speaking activities to promote oral vocabulary, fluency, clear pronunciation, and listening comprehension. Prerequisite: ESOL 5 or higher....

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0210.1 Reading/Writing 100: Argument Text

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): Ashley Storrow

Students will read and write argument texts, working to improve their vocabulary, reading comprehension, summarizing, speaking, and writing with clear, correct sentences and paragraphs....

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0210.2 Reading/Writing 100: Argument Text

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

Students will read and write argument texts, working to improve their vocabulary, reading comprehension, summarizing, speaking, and writing with clear, correct sentences and paragraphs....

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0220 Reading/Writing 200: Argument Text

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): Leslie Hunt

Students will study argument texts (through reading, writing, and speaking), learning how to write persuasive essays and how to analyze and respond to books and articles. This is a good pre-HiSet course. Requirement: Basic computer skills....

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0220.1 Reading/Writing 200: Argument Text

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Leslie Hunt

Students will study argument texts (through reading, writing, and speaking), learning how to write persuasive essays and how to analyze and respond to books and articles. This is a good pre-HiSet course. Requirement: Basic computer skills....

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0129 Readings In Science

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 11:45 AM-2:00 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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0415 Social Studies: Current Events

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 11:45 AM-2:00 PM
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Instructor(s): Heather Moore Wood

Students will read, summarize, and analyze news articles. This is a “hybrid” course; some of the work will be done in class, and some will be completed online, outside of class hours. Students will choose a half-credit or full credit option toward a High School Diploma, depending on how much work th...

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87914 U.S. History

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

Students will learn in depth about a few significant times in the history of the United States, including the writing of the Constitution and the Civil War. Students will also study map skills and government while practicing the reading and writing skills needed to earn an adult high school diploma....

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