On-Campus Structured Self-learning

On-campus Hybrid structured Self-learning Refresher Courses - Math 15A, 15B & 15C

Math 15 Refresher Courses are ideally suited for students who have not taken math for a long time and want to refresh their skills.  These courses offer students a one-unit, pass/no-pass way to refresh their math skills without the commitment, cost, and academic risk of a full math course.  In addition, they can also be used to remove a block from re-taking a course or to waive a course prerequisite.  Math 15 courses are customized for self-learning.  Math 15 courses have no prerequisite, can be taken simultaneously with other math classes, and can be re-taken several times.

The On-Campus Hybrid Refresher Course learning is delivered online through MyMathTest.  Access to course material is FREE-OF-CHARGE for students registered in Math Center refresher classes. These classes require students to attend the City College Math Center (L208) on a weekly basis for four (4) hours per week.  

Hybrid Structured Self-Learning Refresher Courses -- Fall 2015

CourseCRN  Start  DateEnd DateLast Day to Drop 
No "w" recorded
Last Day to Withdrawal 
"w" Recorded
Math 15A (Level M20)59460 8/24/15
10/17/159/22/15 9/25/15 (No drops/withdrawals after this date)
Math 15B (Level M30)670378/24/15 10/17/15
9/22/15 9/25/15 (No drops/withdrawals after this date)
Math 15B (Level M30)01892 10/19/1512/19/15
TBD TBD 
Math 15C (Level M40) 67046 10/19/1512/19/15TBDTBD 

COURSES OFFERED

  • Math 15A - Pre-Algebra, material equivalent to Math 38
  • Math 15B - Elementary Algebra and Geometry, material equivalent to Math 46
  • Math 15C - Intermediate Algebra and Geometry, material equivalent to Math 96

Math 15A

Math 15A is a course intended for students who have completed the math assessment with a level of M20 (Prealgebra) and wish to improve their placement level; students who have successfully completed Prealgebra, but need more review; or students who unsuccessfully attempted Beginning Algebra and need review of Prealgebra skills.  The course consists of personalized computer assisted instruction to refresh those concepts identified as needed for each student.  Successful completion of this course may serve as a basis for a petition to challenge a Prealgebra prerequisite.  This course will not replace a failing grade in Prealgebra, and is not applicable to the Associate Degree.

Math 15B

Math 15B is a course intended for those students who have completed the math assessment with a level of M30 (Beginning Algebra and Geometry) and wish to improve their placement level; students who have successfully completed Beginning Algebra, but need more review; or students who unsuccessfully attempted Intermediate Algebra and need a review of Beginning Algebra and Geometry skills.  The course consists of personalized computer assisted instruction to refresh those concepts identified as needed for each student.  Successful completion of this course may serve as a basis for a petition to challenge a Beginning Algebra prerequisite. This course will not replace a failing grade in Beginning Algebra, and is not applicable to the Associate Degree. 

Math 15C

Math 15C is a course intended for those students who have completed the math assessment with a level of M40 (Intermediate Algebra and Geometry) and wish to improve their placement level; students who have successfully completed Intermediate Algebra, but need more review; or students who unsuccessfully attempted Intermediate Algebra and need a review of Intermediate Algebra and Geometry skills.  The course consists of personalized computer assisted instruction to refresh those concepts identified as needed for each student.  Successful completion of this course may serve as a basis for a petition to challenge an intermediate Algebra prerequisite. This course will not replace a failing grade in Beginning Algebra, and is not applicable to the Associate Degree.


attendance 


Students are required to demonstrate active attendance by attending the City College Math Center for four (4) hours on a weekly basis and accumulate a minimum of thirty (30) attendance hours before the end of the last week of the course.  Scheduling of these hours is flexible and depends on your personal schedule, but make sure you are able to meet this attendance requirement during the Math Center’s hours of operation.  (See the last page)  Any student who fails to meet this requirement will not receive credit for this course and therefore will be ineligible to initiate a petition to challenge the prerequisite.  However, the moment you accrue 30 hours of attendance, even if it’s before the last week of the program, you will automatically receive credit for the course.
(If you wish to drop this course, it is your responsibility to do so.  Do not simply stop attending the Math Center and assume that you will be automatically dropped from the roster.)

Academic Code of Conduct

All students are expected to produce and deliver their own work.  Any student that is found exhibiting behavior that defeats this purpose will automatically receive no-credit for this course and a referral to the Dean of Student Services.


DSPS

Students with disabilities are asked to contact DSPS at 619-388-3513 to discuss their specific educational assistance requirements.  DSPS will then notify the instructor as to the steps necessary to accommodate the student.  Due to the special nature of this course, DSPS students will most likely seek accommodations towards the end of this course, in the case that they take the Optional Final Exam, if applicable.


GrADING

  1. Any student who accumulates thirty (30) hours of attendance in the Math Center will receive credit for this course.
  2. Any student who meets this attendance requirement AND demonstrates mastery of 90% (or more) of the course materials will be allowed to take an optional final exam of the same discipline level.
  3. Any student who misses this minimum attendance of thirty (30) hours will receive a no-credit for this course and will be ineligible to take the optional final exam.


CSID CARD

As completion of this course is solely based upon your Math Center attendance, we keep track of your attendance hours VERY accurately.  To this end, we require you to bring your CSID card to the Math Center every time you attend.  Any student that fails to present their SDCCD CSID card will be turned away from attending the Math Center.  You can go to the Admissions Office (Room A-112) to pick up your CSID card (the first one is free; a replacement will cost $5.00).


Materials

NO TEXTBOOK OR ACCESS CODE REQUIRED.  All course materials are accessible free-of-charge through the online course management system, Pearson MyMathTest, for students registered in the Math Center Hybrid Self-Learning Refresher Courses.
Aside from your usual school supplies, it is strongly recommended that you have computer access to the internet. 
       Note:  Mobile device (phone or tablet) access to the internet is insufficient.  However, you can technically take and complete this course solely by attending the Math Center and utilize the computer access that we provide in our computer lab.

Challenge Prerequisite

Any student who meets or exceeds the minimum attendance requirement and achieves 90% mastery threshold in Pearson MyMathTest will be eligible to take the optional final exam.  

The Final Exam for Math 15A is the Math 38 Department Final Exam and the Final Exam for Math 15B is the Math 46 Department Final Exam.  Any student who takes the final exam and scores 70% or above will pass the test, thereby allowing them to move on to take the next course in their math sequence.  


Math 15A students who pass Math 38 Final Exam → Allowed to take Math 46 next semester
Math 15B students who pass Math 46 Final Exam → Allowed to take Math 96 next semester

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