College Transitions

College Transition Courses  

The College Transition Courses were developed in response to the need for college preparedness classes and is a bridge program leading to college. These classes are designed for high school graduates or HiSET recipients who intend to apply to post-secondary institutions. College Transition courses offered this semester are listed below. Registration is free. Students only pay for books and lab fees.

To become a College Transition student, you must participate in four of the six activities listed below:
• Meet twice with your College Transition coach
• Complete pre- and post-Accuplacer college placement assessments
• Enroll in at least one College Transition Course
• Participate in one College Transition workshop (Workshops to be announced)
• Participate in a College Transition cohort group
• Tour at least one college campus

For FREE Accuplacer College Placement Assessments, please call 626-2470 and make an appointment with our counselor.

This course will prepare students for post secondary education and the workplace. It covers interest inventories, learning styles, and personality preferences, self-evaluations of work abilities and skill toward career pathways. Recognizing and overcoming barriers to college and the workplace will be discussed as well as development of appropriate attitudes, time management, organizational skills, conflict resolution, and work ethics. College placement testing, college tours, navigating a college campus or career site, interviewing skills and applications for college and work will be covered, along with resumes, and doing on-line applications. We will address the soft skills one needs to get and keep a job or stay in school.
MON/September 10, 2018, 2:30-5:30, 8 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Text Fee: TBA
WED/October 17, 2018, 2:30-5:30, 8 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Text Fee: TBA

This course is designed to prepare students for college-level math. We will build on previous understanding of operations with exponents and radicals, integers, and irrational numbers; order of operations; absolute value; variables and coefficients; expressions, equations, and inequalities; graphing on the coordinate plane; linear relationships; conditional probability; combinations and permutations; and more complex geometric concepts.
MON/September 10, 2018, 2:30-5:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Text Fee: TBA

This course is a preparatory class for college-bound students who would like to increase his or her comprehension, vocabulary, and implement good reading practices.  Techniques in reading will be modeled and practiced through STAR reading method, educational technology, and other tools as needed to prepare students to pass the college entrance Accuplacer assessment. This course includes conventions of standard English usage with their applications in writing sentences, paragraphs, and simple essays.  Writing exercises will introduce students to the rigors and requirements of college writing.
TUE/September 4, 2018, 2:30-5:30, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Text Fee: TBA

This course is designed to help students prepare for admission to a college program.  In this course, students will be introduced to a variety of topics including the college application process, financial aid, time management, goal setting, learning styles, campus resources, catalog policies, critical thinking, study skills, and how to complete a college level research paper.  Those who successfully complete this course will obtain 3 college level credits that can be transferred into the University of Maine at Augusta as an elective or Kennebec Valley Community College as 1 college level credit.  In addition, those who successfully complete this course may be eligible for scholarship funds to pay for their first course at a college of their choice.
TUE/September 4, 2018, 6:00-9:00, 15 weeks, Kennebec Learning Center, Cost: Free + Text