October 20, 2010
Fort Wayne, Ind.—Indiana Tech’s College of Professional Studies will offer free college prep courses for adults in northwest Indiana interested in brushing up on their skills in math and writing.
Each course will include four two-hour class sessions at Indiana Tech’s satellite campus in Munster, 9245 Calumet Ave., Suite 201. The courses are completely free, including books and materials.
“We’ve found that one of the biggest fears among adult students is whether they can handle college coursework, and English composition and math seem to be their biggest concerns,” explained Steve Herendeen, vice president of the College of Professional Studies. “These courses are intended to help them review and improve their skills while also giving them a taste of what a college course is like.”
The free writing course is adapted from ENG 1100 Introduction to College Writing. The free math course is adapted from MA 1000 Foundations of College Mathematics.
The two free college prep courses are open to anyone, based on space availability. Those who enroll do not have to be Indiana Tech students or even students applying to Indiana Tech.
“We’re committed to being a good community partner, helping to develop the workforce of northwest Indiana,” Herendeen said. “We can certainly do that by offering degree programs, but we can also do that by offering classes like these to help people improve skills they need in the workplace.”
If the initial offering of college prep courses is successful it will be repeated in the future and possibly expanded to other Indiana Tech satellite campuses.
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