ARCOS

Accelerate, Retain, Complete with Opportunities and Support

Four female students participating in the Fast and Furious with Friends and Family program stand for a group photo

Fast and Furious with Friends and Family (F4) is the first entry point for new students into the ARCOS program. If you are starting your first semester at MDC, F4 can launch your college experience through a one-week intensive program focused on creating a strong math foundation, mastery of study habits, and exposure to fields of STEM.

Why do I need this?

A strong math foundation is essential for succeeding in future math and science courses and ultimately acquiring a degree in a STEM field. F4 is focused on solidifying this foundation by designing a program geared towards mastering mathematical concepts in Intermediate Algebra (MAT1033). Students who successfully complete the program receive a $200 book stipend.

When does it take place?

This year's intensive one-week F4 is offered three times and runs Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The first session takes place July 6-10, 2020 and is deigned for new students who want to get a head start and begin college in the summer. The second and third sessions take place July 27-31, 2020 and August 3-7, 2020. These sessions are designed for students to begin college in the fall.

Kick-off July 2nd | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Date Name Time
July 6
College Survival 101
9:00am - 10:50am
Math Academy
11:00am - 12:30pm
PLTL Session
1:30pm - 3:00pm
July 7
Math Academy
9:00am - 12:00pm
PLTL Session
1:00pm - 2:45pm
July 8
Math Academy
9:00am - 12:00pm
PLTL Session
1:00pm - 2:45pm
July 9
Math Academy
9:00am - 12:00pm
PLTL Session
1:00pm - 2:45pm
July 10
Financial Aid Workshop
9:00am - 9:50am
Math Academy
10:00am - 11:30am
PLTL Session
11:30am - 12:30pm
PERT Exam
1:30pm
Kick-off July 24, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Date Name Time
July 27
College Survival 101
9:00am - 10:50am
Math Academy
11:00am - 12:30pm
PLTL Session
1:30pm - 3:00pm
July 28
Math Academy
9:00am - 12:00pm
PLTL Session
1:00pm - 2:45pm
July 29
Math Academy
9:00am - 12:00pm
PLTL Session
1:00pm - 2:45pm
July 30
Math Academy
9:00am - 12:00pm
PLTL Session
1:00pm - 2:45pm
July 31
Financial Aid Workshop
9:00am - 9:50am
Math Academy
10:00am - 11:30am
PLTL Session
11:30am - 12:30pm
PERT Exam
1:30pm
Kick-off July 31, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Date Name Time
August 3
College Survival 101
9:00am - 10:50am
Math Academy
11:00am - 12:30pm
PLTL Session
1:30pm - 3:00pm
August 4
Math Academy
9:00am - 12:00pm
PLTL Session
1:00pm - 2:45pm
August 5
Math Academy
9:00am - 12:00pm
PLTL Session
1:00pm - 2:45pm
August 6
Math Academy
9:00am - 12:00pm
PLTL Session
1:00pm - 2:45pm
August 7
Financial Aid Workshop
9:00am - 9:50am
Math Academy
10:00am - 11:30am
PLTL Session
11:30am - 12:30pm
PERT Exam
1:30pm

Who is this for?

F4 is available for STEM students that are starting college either in the summer or fall terms. It is best suited for students that are placed in Intermediate Algebra (MAT1033). An application is required and must be submitted by the deadline to the ARCOS program. For additional program details and to obtain the application, please refer to the F4 application located at the top, right hand side of this page.