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Get Ready for College

 “Refresh and Renew – Get Ready for College” Series - Free!

Are you considering going back to school? This can sometimes be an overwhelming and scary process.
CVTC wants to help!

The following sessions and courses will help you understand CVTC’s admissions and registration process, help you build the academic skills you need for the COMPASS assessments, and help you be a more successful college student. We want to do everything we can to ensure you are prepared for college classes and that your transition to CVTC is a smooth one.  

To register for any of the following sessions or courses, please contact Adult Education Services at 715-833-6400.


CVTC 2014 Spring Schedule

Returning to School 101 - Free!

Returning to school can be intimidating, but the process doesn’t have to be. We are here to help! During this four-hour session, you will:

  • receive valuable information about the admissions and financial aid process.
  • learn about the academic services and resources that help CVTC students succeed. 
  • complete academic assessments in reading, pre-algebra, and writing to assist in determining if you are prepared to take the COMPASS entrance assessments.
  • receive assistance selecting appropriate college prep workshops or courses to help you develop the skills you need to achieve the recommended program COMPASS scores and be successful college students.
  • receive one-on-one help to ensure your transition to CVTC is a smooth one!

Returning to School 101 – (BEC Rm. 212)
Tuesday, February 4th – 9:00am - 1:00pm
Wednesday, February 19th – noon - 4:00pm
Monday, March 3rd – 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, March 21st – 9:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesday, April 1st – noon - 4:00pm
Monday, April 14th – 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, May 1st – noon - 4:00pm

Basic Math/Pre-Algebra Session - Free!

Do you need to brush up on your basic math and pre-algebra skills? This four-hour session will help you increase your math confidence by giving you hands-on practice and help from the instructor. The session will cover the following concepts:

  • fractions
  • decimals
  • ratios and proportions
  • measurement
  • percents
  • formulas and geometry
  • other pre-algebra skills

Basic Math/Pre-Algebra Session – (BEC Rm. 212)
Friday, January 31st – 8:30am - 12:30pm
Tuesday, February 11th – 8:00am - noon
Thursday, March 6th – 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, April 22nd – 9:00am - 1:00pm

Online Basic Math/Pre-Algebra Course (Self-Paced/Anytime Start) - Free!

Do you want to brush up on your basic math and pre-algebra skills at home in your jammies? In this online course, you can study the following concepts and will learn about:

  • fractions
  • decimals
  • ratios and proportions
  • measurement
  • percents
  • formulas and geometry
  • other pre-algebra skills

This online course allows you to work on your math skills day or night; however, it is based on 60 hours of coursework and study time. You can expect to spend a minimum of 10 hours each week to learn the material and pass the quizzes and tests. On average, it should take approximately 6 weeks to complete this course. You can meet with an instructor to review your schedule and plan accordingly to finish this course during the semester in which you enroll.

Algebra Session - Free!

Are you ready to dig into some algebra? In this four-hour session, you will review pre-algebra concepts, getting “hands-on” practice and immediate feedback from an instructor. This session covers the following concepts:

  • variable expressions
  • factoring polynomials
  • substituting values into algebraic expressions
  • creating Algebraic Equations for Practical Problems
  • linear equations—1 Variable
  • linear equations—2 Variables
  • slopes
  • exponents
  • basic operations with polynomials
  • radicals

Algebra Session – (BEC Rm. 212)
Wednesday, January 29th – 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, February 28th – 9:00am - 1:00pm
Thursday, March 20th – noon - 4:00pm
Monday, April 28th – noon - 4:00pm

Online Algebra Course - Free!

Learn algebra skills in the comfort of your home or anywhere you can work on a computer! This course covers the following pre-algebra concepts:

  • variable expressions
  • factoring  polynomials
  • substituting values into algebraic expressions
  • creating Algebraic Equations for Practical Problems
  • linear equations—1 Variable
  • linear equations—2 Variables
  • slopes
  • exponents
  • basic operations with polynomials
  • radicals

You can begin this course anytime during the semester; however, it is based on 60 hours of coursework and study time. You can expect to spend a minimum of 10 hours each week to learn the material and pass the quizzes and tests. On average, it should take approximately 6 weeks to complete this course. You can meet with an instructor to review your schedule and plan accordingly to finish this course during the semester in which you enroll.

Reading Session - Free!

Reading is a part of every college class, but there are ways to make the reading easier. If you’re looking to improve your reading skills, this four-hour session is for you! Please joins us and learn:

  • the importance of personal learning styles
  • how to improve your reading comprehension skills
  • strategies to help you improve your critical thinking
  • how to use information in text to understand unfamiliar vocabulary words
  • techniques for improving your concentration, so you can recall the information you read

Reading Session – (BEC Rm. 212)
Tuesday, January 28th – 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Monday, February 10th – 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday, April 2nd – 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Writing Session - Free!

Do you need help organizing your thoughts on paper? We can make writing an easier process for you. This four-hour session will introduce you to:

  • basic principles of writing
  • organization of ideas
  • sentence development and unity
  • coherence in paragraphs
  • multi-paragraph document creation

Although the emphasis of this session is on writing, you will also learn how proper use of grammar and mechanics affects your writing. There will be interactive, hands-on writing activities, and you will receive immediate feedback!

Writing Session – (BEC Rm. 212)
Monday, February 24th – 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Monday, March 17th – 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday, April 11th – 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Thursday, May 1st – 4:00pm – 8:00pm