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Boot camp to prepare students for CACC courses

Published 8:18pm Monday, March 31, 2014

Central Alabama Community College is looking for students wanting to shape up their skills for courses moving forward.

CACC campuses will hold their Spring Boot Camp starting the week of April 14.

The Alexander City campus will hold the boot camp, which prepares CACC students for college-level courses, the weeks of April 14 and April 21, Monday through Thursday, 5-7 p.m.

“If they want to be enrolled in this boot camp, they have to show up either April 14 or April 15. They have to be there by the second day in order to be enrolled,” said Kathleen Thompson, math instructor and Title III Project Director at CACC. “The focus of the boot camp is to get students into college-level courses. We have a lot of students that either are under prepared for the college-level courses, maybe didn’t take the placement tests very seriously or didn’t do well.”

Thompson said the camp will help students prepare to retake any placement test they made need, and it will allow them to brush up on their skills before taking the test a second time.

“The only cost to the student is to retake the test, which would be $8. Everything else – the codes we give out for the boot camp – are all paid for by our Title III program,” Thompson said. “We will have college faculty there to answer questions and help students in any way we can. We also provide students with a little bit of information on financial aid and financial literacy. There’s also a section in the boot camp with student–success skills, as well as math, English and reading.”

For more information on the spring boot camp, www.cacc.edu and click on the Title III Program tab, or contact Thompson at 256-215-4332.

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