College Transitions Program

College Transitions Courses  

ACADEMIC AND CAREER ADVISING 
CORCORAN, REBECCA
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

NUMBER SKILLS FOR COLLEGE
EMERY, MICHAEL
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

READING AND WRITING FOR COLLEGE
CORMIER, ANDRE
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

MAINE ADULT EDUCATION COLLEGE TRANSITION STUDENT SUCCESS COURSE
CORCORAN, REBECCA
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