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College Transitions

Algebra Skills for College - F17
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Algebra Skills for College - F17

$10

with Alverta Dyar

Calendar Sep 6, 2017 at 9 am, runs for 29 weeks

Registration for this college transitions course must be done in person. To register for the Maine College Transitions Program, please contact adult ed at 453-4200, ext. 3114 or adulted@msad49.org.

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This course is designed for students who have a solid base in math but little or no experience in algebra. Students should have an ACCUPLACER score in arithmetic above 55 and an algebra score between 50 and 75 indicating a need to improve skills for college level algebra. The course will cover word problems, using formulas, solving linear equations, algebraic expressions, factoring of polynomials, and solving quadratic equations. (This course is equivalent to the course offered at community colleges and universities.)

*Fee Note:  Participants in the Maine College Transitions program pay only a $10 book fee. All other students the cost is $129.

College Planning Workshop - F17

Free

with Teri Morse

Calendar Sep 27, 2017 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week

This workshop introduces people to educational opportunities in general and MEOC services in particular. This interactive workshop touches on the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career and study skills. The admission section reviews college options, the college search process and the application structure. The fundamentals of financial aid, including the filing process and the applications are covered in detail. Career options and counseling are introduced. Effective transitions into college, college readiness and study skills are discussed. The participant receives 101 The Essentials of College Planning Workbook, The Post-Secondary Guide to Education in Maine, The Student Guide, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

College Transitions Student Success - F17
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College Transitions Student Success - F17

Free

with Linda Davis

Calendar Sep 14, 2017 at 9 am, runs for 14 weeks

Registration for this college transitions course must be done in person. To register for the Maine College Transitions Program, please contact adult ed at 453-4200, ext. 3114 or adulted@msad49.org.

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This course, designed with University of Maine at Augusta, will assist students to develop the skills necessary to be successful in college. In this course, you will be provided an opportunity to experience college expectations and routines, such as choosing classes and participating in online class exercises. Students will be exposed to a variety of expert speakers to gain the tools necessary to be confident and successful in college from beginning to graduation day and beyond. The class will cover topics such as college applications, FAFSA & financial aid, scholarships, loans and grants, accessing resources, study skills, time management, and more in a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere. At the end of the course, all students will have completed the application process to their chosen school and all financial aid documentation needed for enrollment in a positive, supportive environment. Upon successful completion, students may be eligible for college credits and/or scholarship opportunities. (3 UMA credits/1 KVCC credit)

Financial Aid Workshop - F17

Free

with Teri Morse

Calendar Oct 25, 2017 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week

The Financial Aid Workshop will provide an overview of financial basics and the completion of the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Discussion will include a review of the federal, state, school-based, and private funding sources. Upon completion of this workshop the student will be able to effectively access the funding they need to complete their college degree. An emphasis will be placed on student responsibility and an understanding of the full financial process and timetable. Participants should bring their last year’s income details to the workshop. Participants should be current college students or prospective college students who have attended an earlier session of Essentials of College Planning Workshop with MEOC.

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Number Skills for College - F17
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Number Skills for College - F17

$10

with Allison Benfatta Burns

Calendar Sep 6, 2017 at 1 pm, runs for 29 weeks

Registration for this college transitions course must be done in person. To register for the Maine College Transitions Program, please contact adult ed at 453-4200, ext. 3114 or adulted@msad49.org.

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This course is designed for students whose arithmetic ACCUPLACER score is between 35 and 54 indicating a need to improve mathematical skills. The course will cover basic math, whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percents, order of operations, rational numbers, ratios and proportions. Reduce your math anxiety in the hands-on, fun approach of this class. (This course is equivalent to the course offered at community colleges and universities.)

Odysseyware Open Lab - F17
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Odysseyware Open Lab - F17

Free

with Allison Benfatta Burns

Calendar Sep 11, 2017 at 5 pm, runs for 14 weeks

Registration for this academic course must be done in person. To register for academic courses, please contact adult ed at 453-4200, ext. 3114 or adulted@msad49.org.

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If daytime classes don’t fit your schedule, this evening lab is available to study with the instructor or take advantage of the Odysseyware option. Odysseyware is a computerized learning program that offers you the opportunity to earn credits toward your high school diploma, prep for the HiSET exam, or brush up for the ACCUPLACER. Work at your own pace with the assistance of an instructor who is available in the classroom during established times or work from home or any location with the Internet. An on-site orientation is required. Maximum of three HS credits through Odysseyware.

Open Math Lab - F17
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Open Math Lab - F17

Free

with Alverta Dyar

Calendar Sep 11, 2017 at 1 pm, runs for 14 weeks

Registration for this academic course must be done in person. To register for academic courses, please contact adult ed at 453-4200, ext. 3114 or adulted@msad49.org.

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This class is designed to meet the needs of students working toward the higher levels of math to obtain their HiSET or increase their Accuplacer arithmetic or elementary algebra scores.

Reading Skills for College - F17
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Reading Skills for College - F17

$10

with Michael Trombley

Calendar Sep 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 29 weeks

Registration for this college transitions course must be done in person. To register for the Maine College Transitions Program, please contact adult ed at 453-4200, ext. 3114 or adulted@msad49.org.

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This course is designed to give students a solid grounding in those comprehension skills and strategies necessary for success with college level reading and increasing the Accuplacer Reading placement test score. The course also includes vocabulary acquisition exercises and an expectation of protracted independent reading of self-selected books.





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