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Jamestown Community College
Jamestown Community College has created a program to assist individuals who need to strengthen their math or reading skills before they enter college.
The Pre-Collegiate Math and Reading program is open to anyone preparing to enroll in college, regardless of the institution, this fall. The non-credit remedial 30-hour courses will be offered at each of JCC’s sites throughout the summer and are designed to prepare students to stay on schedule with core courses once they begin the fall semester.
Classes are held Monday through Thursday. The cost is $20 for each course. Individuals who have already taken JCC’s placement tests will be retested at the conclusion of the course free of charge.
Registration can be done online at www.sunyjcc.edu/precollegiate or by calling 338.1005 (Jamestown), 376.7506 (Olean), or 363.6500 (Dunkirk).
Participants in the pre-collegiate math course will be prepared to enter collegiate level math courses and develop a basic foundation for mathematical skills required for employment. The course assumes individuals have no previous knowledge of algebra, but they should have an understanding of number systems, basic arithmetic operations, and their properties. Examples of course topics include manipulating polynomials, rational expressions, and radicals.
The math course is offered June 6-30 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on the Jamestown Campus, from 4-6 p.m. on the Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean, and from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the North County Center in Dunkirk. A second session will be held July 11-August 4 from 10 a.m.-noon at all three sites.
The pre-collegiate reading course helps participants develop reading skills to be better prepared for proficiency in credit-bearing courses and beyond. The course focuses on understanding main ideas, inferencing, recalling facts, vocabulary in context, summarizing and paraphrasing, critical thinking, and an author’s approach to content.
The reading course is offered June 6-30 from 10 a.m.-noon in Jamestown, 7-9 p.m. in Olean, and 4-6 p.m. in Dunkirk. A second session is planned for July 11-August 4 from 1-3 p.m. at all three sites.