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Gavilan College JumpStart

Student JumpStart



What is JumpStart?
JumpStart is a program for students who want to complete their English and math prerequisites quickly. Students spend each semester focusing on one subject and building a strong foundation in the basics. Since each subject is taught in an immersion format (6-10 units), students should enroll in English OR math at one time and should have enough time in their schedules to devote 15-25 hours a week to their studies outside of class.

Who can enroll?
Students who have completed Gavilan’s placement assessment and are eligible to enroll in English 250P Practical Writing and English 260P Preparation for College Reading (6 units), Math 411 Integrated Pre-Algebra (6 units), or Math 235 Integrated Algebra (10 units).

How will I benefit?
• Complete your English and math prerequisites quickly.
• Receive a high level of support from teachers, counselors, tutors, and peers.
• Work with a designated JumpStart counselor to plan your studies.
• Participate in student success workshops.

How can I prepare? Students planning to take Math 411 or 235 are highly encouraged to take a one-week immersion course, Math 413, to review math concepts and get a stronger foundation for the accelerated course.

Watch our video to see JumpStart faculty and students talking about the benefits of this program: http://youtu.be/54BMlqxA5HM


JumpStart students are eligible to meet with the basic skills counselor, Simone Reyes. For hours or to make an appointment, see the basic skills webpage or visit the kiosk in the Learning Commons Li168.


Contact us: GAVILAN COLLEGE JUMPSTART PROGRAM
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy, CA 95020
Tel.: (408) 848-4828     E-mail: slarose@gavilan.edu

Fall 2016 Course Descriptions and Schedules

MATH 411: INTEGRATED PRE-ALGEBRA (6 UNITS) This course is a blend of standard Elements of Arithmetic and Pre-Algebra courses with the focus on operations with whole numbers, fractions, percentages, proportions, and signed numbers. Algebraic topics such as variables, expressions, and solving basic linear equations and applications are introduced. This is a pass/no pass course where pass is given for mastery of the above topics. The mastery level is set by the department.  ADVISORY: MATH 413

CRN      10094                  2:30-4:05                   MTRF        E. Dachkova                    MA 102

CRN      10095                  12:50-2:25                 MTRF        E. Dachkova                    MA 102

MATH 235: INTEGRATED ALGEBRA (10 UNITS) This course is a blend of standard elementary and intermediate algebra courses with a focus on linear equations and inequalities, graphs and functions, systems of equations, polynomials and polynomial functions/ equations, factoring, rational expressions and equations, roots, radicals, and complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions, and problem solving strategies. PREREQUISITE: Math 411, MATH 402 with a grade of "Pass" , or by placement Recommendation. Highly recommended: Math 413 in August 2016.

CRN      10074                  9:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.                      MTWR            J. Nari             MA 102

ENGL 250P: PRACTICAL WRITING (3 UNITS) This course covers writing clear, correct, effective essays and learning preliminary research skills. This course will be offered as pass/no pass unless student requests a grade. This class is a learning community; you must enroll in the linked ENGL 260P class. PREREQUISITE: Eligibility for ENGL 440 or ENGL 420. COREQUISITE: ENGL 260P

ENGL 260P: Preparation for College Reading (3 UNITS) This course covers writing clear, correct, effective essay s and learning preliminary research skills. This course will be offered as pass/no pass unless student requests a grade. This course is a learning community; you must enroll in the linked ENGL 250P class. PREREQUISITE: Eligibility for ENGL 440 or ENGL 420. COREQUISITE: ENGL 250P

ENGL 250P - CRN 40466        Lec            9:45 - 11:05   MW            S. Sandler          SS 203

                                                      Lab           11:20 - 12:10  M                                              LI 171

With ENGL 260P - CRN 40487        Lec             8:10  - 9:30     MW    S. Sandler        SS 203

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ENGL 250P - CRN 40467        Lec             9:45 - 11:05    MW             S. Sandler         SS 203  

                                                      Lab            11:20 - 12:10     W                                            LI 171  

With ENGL 260P- CRN 40489         Lec              8:10 -  9:30      MW     S. Sandler       SS 203 

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ENGL 250P- CRN 40468         Lec              8:10 -  9:30       TR         S. Sandler            HU101

                                                      Lab             11:20 - 12:10      T                                           LI 168

With ENGL 260P- CRN 40485         Lec       9:45 - 11:05       TR       K. Hull                  HU101            

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ENGL 250P- CRN 40469         Lec          8:10 -  9:30       TR               S. Sandler          HU101

                                                      Lab       11:20 - 12:10        R                                              LI 168

With ENGL 260P- CRN 40486         Lec      9:45 - 11:05   TR             K. Hull                 HU101

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ENGL 250P- CRN 40470         Lec        12:50 – 2:10         MW             K. Hull                 SS 203       

                                                      Lab         10:10 – 11:00       W                                             LI 171

With ENGL 260P- CRN 40484    Lec      9:45 -  11:05        MW            K. Hull                 HU101

 

 


Last modified: April 13, 2016
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