Main Content Start
College Preparation Program
The College Preparedness Program through the Adult Education Center provides instruction in basic reading, writing, and math skills for students pursuing college enrollment but whose assessment scores fall into the non-credit, developmental math, reading, and writing ranges on the Accuplacer test.
This program helps students gain college-ready academic skills so that when re-taking the Accuplacer test, students are placed into college-level credit courses.
Since the Adult Education classes are tuition-free, college-bound students are able to save their tuition dollars for credit classes.
This course emphasizes integers, decimals, percents, fractions, ratios, and proportion. It prepares students to move forward into a first developmental algebra course by introducing variables, evaluating variable expressions, and solving first degree equations. Elementary geometry, reading graphs, critical thinking, and problem solving skills support the AMATYC and NCTM standards. Some calculator use is incorporated.
The beginning algebra course covers linear equations and inequalities, and quadratic equations, graphing lines in a plane, slope, exponential properties, polynomial operations, factoring, rational operations, and emphasizing interwoven problem solving.
The intermediate algebra course covers exponents and radicals, systems of linear equations and inequalities, radical, quadratic, and rational equations and compound inequalities in one variable, line graphs and parabolas, function concepts including domain and range, and interwoven problem solving. Graphing calculator used.