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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

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

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

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0340.1 Algebra B

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

This course covers topics such as systems of equations, exponents, and quadratic functions. 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): Julie Conroy

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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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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0000 English For Speakers Of Other Languages


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Six levels of English classes are offered. Beginning levels focus on basic communication, life skills and literacy. Intermediate levels continue to focus on reading, writing and life skills. Advanced levels focus on reading, writing and grammar in academic context to prepare students for continuin...

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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: 12:30 PM-3:00 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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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 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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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

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

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

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0336 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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0330.1 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

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

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

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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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0325.1 Math Essentials: Fractions

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

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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001321 Money Management

Fridays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:15 AM
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Instructor(s): PAE Staff

For students looking to learn about financial literacy, this class covers the basics of developing a budget, creating a savings plan, setting financial goals, and repairing poor credit. The class is designed to help recently arrived immigrants and refugees....

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001321.2 Money Management

Fridays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:15 AM
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Instructor(s): PAE Staff

For students looking to learn about saving money, this class covers the reasons that saving money is so important, including security and safety and trying to plan ahead for major expenses. The class is designed to help recently arrived immigrants and refugees....

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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): Michelle Perry

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): Elizabeth Greason

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): Heather Moore Wood

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): Lauren Hamlin

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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