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College Transitions

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Accuplacer Prep: Math for College


with Carrie Peabody

Feb 8, 2016 at 6:30 pm, runs for 11 weeks

All students entering college in Maine must take a Math placement test.  The Maine Community Colleges and the University of Maine use the ACCUPLACER as a determinant for College Level Algebra readiness.  Our class will help you get the skills you need to (a) score high enough on the ACCUPLACER exam to enter a college-level class and (b) succeed in College Algebra (MAT-140).

Dates: Feb 8 to May 2, 2016 (no class 2/15 and 4/18 schoool holidays)

Day/Time:  11 Mondays 6:30-8:30

Fee: $44.00

Instructor: Carrie Wood-Peabody

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Accuplacer Prep: Reading, Grammar & Writing


with Susan Taylor

Feb 11, 2016 at 5:30 pm, runs for 15 weeks

Students planning to enter SMCC must successfully pass the Sentence Skills and Reading Comprehension Accuplacer tests prior to admission.  This class will focus on improving your performance on those tests through reading strategies and grammar related to advanced sentence structure.  In addition, we will help you with writing skills so that you may be able to craft well-developed essays suitable to college level.  You should come to class with adequate computer skills. 

Instructor: Susan Taylor

Dates:  Feb 11 - June 2 (no class 2/18 or 4/21)   

Day/Time: Thursday, 5:30-8 pm

Course Fee: $44.00

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Accuplacer Testing

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Accuplacer Testing is available by Appointment 

If you are enrolled in our College Transitions program you may schedule testing through your instructor or the CT coordinator. FMI: please contact the Adult Learning Center at 730-5040 or call Joan Tremberth at730-5045 or e-mail

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College Credit Course: College Success Seminar


with Carrie Wood-Peabody

Feb 2, 2016 at 6 pm, runs for 15 weeks

Explore the college learning process, discover your individual learning style, practice test-taking skills, time management and study skills! This is a college level course equivalent to ACSS 104 at SMCC. Attendance and completion of the class with a grade of 80% or higher will earn you 3 CREDITS at as a matriculated student.

Instructor:  Carrie Wood-Peabody

Dates:  Feb 2 to May 24, 2016 (no class Feb 16 and April 19 school vacations)

Day/Time: Tuesdays 6:00 -9:00 PM

Cost: $44.00

Book Fee:  TBD


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College Credit Course: Computer Knowledge for College or Business

Feb 10, 2016 at 6 pm, runs for 15 weeks

$44 for College Transitions Students

A successful college experience means that you MUST have the computer skills necessary to be able to work independently. As many adult students can be intimidated by the college experience it is essential to have those computer skills PRIOR to taking your initial college class either in person or online! The course will cover all MS Office Applications and follow the syllabus of SMCC Computers Applications course #CMPT101. Please bring a USB flash drive to class. Attendance and completion of the course will award (3) credits at SMCC to matriculated academic students. 

Dates: Feb 10 to June 1, 2016 (no class Feb 16 and April 20 school vacations)

Day/Time:  Wednesdays 6-9 pm

Fee: $99 for business MS Office Skills

         $44 for College Transitions students

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College Transitions: Partner Programs

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 Scarborough Adult Learning Center has partnered with Bonny Eagle and Gorham Adult Education programs to offer classes designed to prepare students for entry into college. This year we are also combining classes for South Portland and Scarborough students at our location for the classes listed on page 15. Offerings will vary by site, but the participants in our College Transitions program may enroll for classes at Adult Education at any of these following sites: 

Bonny Eagle 929-9185    

Gorham 222-1095

South Portland 767-3266 ext. 3834

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Courses include: 

College Success Seminar

MATH for College (020 or 050 at SMCC)

Reading & Writing for College

Computer Knowledge for College

Our College Transition Coordinator is happy to assist you with a plan to attend college. Please contact Carrie Wood-Peabody at 730-5040 or and she will schedule a time to meet.

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Do You Want to Go To College?

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If you are an adult with a high school credential we can help you achieve that goal. Our College Transitions Coordinator can support you to develop a plan to prepare you for the Community College or University system. The college transitions program includes:

• Classes in computer, skills, reading & writing and Mathematics to improve essential academic skills

• Skills assessment and testing

• Academic, Career and Financial aid advising

In order to be eligible for this program you must have a high school diploma or equivalent and enroll in any of our classes listed on page 15.

Please schedule an appointment with our College Transitions Coordinator at 730-5040.  

Odysseyware - Chemistry


with Carrie Wood-Peabody

Mar 8, 2016 , runs for 20 weeks

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