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THE COLLEGE PREP PACE PROGRAM

The College Prep Pathway to Academic Confidence and Excellence (PACE) program is designed for first time in college students who are required to take college prep reading and/or writing courses.

PACE students will work together in groups or cohorts while completing their first-semester coursework in an academic supportive environment.

The goal of the program is to:

  • Support students as they complete their first semester of college through a positive learning experience
  • Motivate students to graduate by focusing on academic and career goals
  • Help students earn college credits while completing their college prep requirements

Students who participate in cohort programs:

  • Perform better in their first semester courses
  • Successfully finish their first semester at a higher rate than their non-cohort peers
  • Complete their certificate or degree programs at a higher and faster rate than their non-cohort peers

Benefits of Participating in the PACE Program

  • Faster completion of college prep courses
  • Ideal scheduling
  • Specialized advising program
  • Free additional reading and/or writing skills review and instruction if desired
  • Attainment of credits that count towards a degree
  • Free scheduled academic support for courses through the Academic Resource Center
  • Motivational activities, contests and prizes throughout the semester
  • Assigned mentors for one academic year

Eligibility

  • To participate in the PACE program, you must:
  • Be a new MDC student as of Fall 2012.
  • Be a full-time student in the Fall 2012 semester.
  • Attain the required placement test scores.

*EAP program completers are eligible to participate in the PACE program.

More Information

For more information, you may speak with staff from:

Advisement and Career Services

Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Room 3117

305-237-3077

College Prep

Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.;

Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Room 3604

305-237-3107

You may also make an appointment with the program coordinator, Dr. Jacqueline Peña (305-237-3107).

Program seats are limited, so sign up early!


Fall 2012 PACE Groups

PACE students will be registered into different groups based on their placement scores. All groups meet the program's goals and provide students with an enriching first-semester academic experience.

Reading and Writing Cohorts

GROUP A

Course

Scores

Reference

Days

Times

Instructor

REA 0007

PERT=50-83 CPT=20-70

709751

TR

11:15-12:30

Sue Pearl

Lab

TR

9:50-11:05

Success Coach

ENC 0015

PERT=50-89 CPT=20-70

709564

TR

8:25-9:40

Ernie Talavera

SLS 1510

703889

MWF

9-9:50

Jocelyne Legrand

REA 1125

730031

M

12-12:50

Rosemary Green

Orientation

731907

Friday, August 31st, 12-2 p.m. in room 3210


GROUP B

Course

Scores

Reference

Days

Times

Instructor

REA 0017

PERT=84-103 CPT=71-82

709858

MWF

9-9:50

Barbara Sussman

Lab

MWF

10-10:50

Success Coach

ENC 0015

PERT=50-89 CPT=20-70

709559

MWF

11:00-11:50

Wendy Ward

SLS 1510

703883

TR

9:50-11:05

Tais Zuniga

CGS 1060

702977

TR

11:15-12:55

TBA

Orientation

731907

Friday, August 31st, 12-2 p.m. in room 3210

GROUP C

Course

Scores

Reference

Days

Times

Instructor

REA 0017

PERT=84-103 CPT=71-82

721043

TR

9:50-11:05

Michelle Riley

Lab

TR

11:15-12:30

Success Coach

ENC 0025

PERT=90-98 CPT=71-82

709654

MWF

11-11:50

Maria Villar-Smith

SLS 1510

703885

MWF

9-9:50

Tais Zuniga

CGS 1060

702973

MW

1:25-3:05

TBA

Orientation

731907

Friday, August 31st, 12-2 p.m. in room 3210

GROUP D

Course

Scores

Reference

Days

Times

Instructor

MAT 0022C

PERT = 65-95

CPT Algebra = 20-71

CPT Arithmetic = 30-64

709340

MW

8-9:40

Carlos Rodriguez

F

8-9:50

SLS 1510

703880

MWF

10-10:50

Nate Chapman

Orientation

731907

Friday, August 31st, 12-2 p.m. in room 3210

Choose one of the following courses:

REA 0007

PERT=50-83 CPT=20-70

718596

MWF

11-11:50

TBA

Lab

MF

12-1:15

Success Coach

REA 0017

PERT=84-103 CPT=71-82

718591

TR

11:15-12:40

Roberta Daniels

Lab

TR

12:40-1:55

Success Coach

ENC 0015

PERT=50-89 CPT=20-70

709561

TR

11:15-12:30

Jessica Carroll

Lab

TR

12:40-1:55

Success Coach

GROUP E

Course

Scores

Reference

Days

Times

Instructor

REA 1125

730032

F

12-12:50

Rosemary Green

MAT 0018

PERT = 50-64

CPT Algebra = 20-71

CPT Arithmetic = 20-29

709217

MW

1:25-3:40

Lourdes Valderde Ramirez

OR

MAT 0028

PERT=96-112

CPT Algebra = 20-71

CPT Arithmetic = 65-120

715349

M

8-9:50

Isis Casanova

WF

8-8:50

SLS 1510

703890

MWF

10-10:50

Jocelyne Legrand

Orientation

731907

Friday, August 31st, 12-2 p.m. in room 3210

Choose one of the following courses:

REA 0007

PERT=50-83 CPT=20-70

731708

TR

9:50-11:05

Sue Pearl

Lab

TR

8:25-9:40

Success Coach

REA 0017

PERT=84-103 CPT=71-82

718591

TR

11:15-12:40

Roberta Daniels

Lab

TR

12:40-1:55

Success Coach

ENC 0015

PERT=50-89 CPT=20-70

706561

TR

11:15-12:30

Jessica Carroll

Lab

TR

12:40-1:55

Success Coach

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