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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Penn State DuBois to Offer Free Math Course for Adults

Penn State DuBois to Offer Free Math Course for Adults

DuBois – Penn State DuBois, in conjunction with the Central Intermediate Unit #10 (CIU #10), will offer a free course in mathematics, beginning in January, for adults who want to brush up on their basic skills.

This refresher course is intended for any adult who wants to improve math skills to help further their education, or simply to advance their abilities for use in everyday life. For those who have considered enrolling, or reenrolling in college, the course will prepare them for math classes required in most degree programs.

"This is a great opportunity for people who want to update their math skills," said Adult Student and Veteran Services Coordinator Sueann Doran. "What they learn here can really give them an edge if they choose to enroll in college; or they can simply come away from this with a better knowledge that they can apply to their day-to-day lives." Doran explained that there is no obligation to enroll in additional courses for those who take advantage of this free opportunity.

Students in the course will receive an assessment of their math skills at the beginning, and another assessment at the end to determine how much they learned.

The math improvement course is sponsored by CIU #10, one of 29 regional education delivery organizations in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania's Intermediate Units are funded by the Department of Education and local school districts. They can provide special education services, student counseling services, staff continuing education opportunities, and program planning assistance to the public and non-public schools.

Space is limited for this math improvement program. Classes will meet from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursday beginning January 14, and ending on May 1, in room 204 of the DEF Building at Penn State DuBois. A refundable $50 deposit for text books is required, and due on the first day of class.

To register, or for more information, call the Clearfield Development Center for Adults at 814-765-8118, or the Penn State DuBois Office for Adult Student and Veteran Services at 814-375-4772.

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