Prep course to be offered

MCCC students may come across a course in the Fall 2011 catalog that looks fairly new.

That course, College Success Skills 145 (COLL 145), is designed to help students understand how to succeed in college.

“The course has been offered in the past and was reactivated for the Fall 2011 semester,” said Vinnie Maltese, dean of Math/sSiences and acting dean of Humanities/Social Science.

“The intent is to offer the class dur­ing the fall and winter semesters and possibly during the spring if there is student need,” he said.

The course is intended to help stu­dents gain the skills needed for a suc­cessful college career, Maltese said.

“Not understanding the require­ments for success in college contrib­utes to low success rates in many areas and to a reduction in the value of col­lege courses to students,” he said.

Students can take the course their first semester or can wait until they feel the need or are struggling in some way.

College Success Skills 145 will meet once a week. Sessions will be offered in the morning, afternoon and evening to meet the availability of students no matter what their schedules.

To sign up for the class, see a coun­selor or sign up via WebPal.