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Free Transitional Studies Course Will Help Students Prepare for Placement Testing

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College will offer a free Accelerated Course Placement (ACP) class this fall to help future Pitt students prepare for college placement testing.

According to PCC Transitional Studies Director Laurie Weston, the 10-hour course will offer participants a chance to brush up on their math and English skills before taking the N.C. Diagnostic Assessment and Placement test as part of the PCC admissions process. The class, she said, is open to high school and high school equivalency (HSE) graduates and students nearing completion of the HSE program.

By performing well on the placement test, students can reduce or eliminate developmental coursework. That, Weston says, lessens the cost and time needed to complete a program of study.

ACP will be offered three times this semester: Nov. 29-30, Dec. 6-7 and Dec. 13-14. The class meets from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day in room 2402 (Placement Testing Center) of the Edward and Joan Warren Building on PCC’s main campus.

Weston noted that all students will be assessed by PCC staff on the first day of class in order to determine their starting skill levels and placement testing needs. She added that additional, free instruction and test preparation will be available to those who need it.
ACP completers earn no wait/priority seating for the placement test, which will be offered the Friday immediately after each two-day workshop.

To sign up for ACP, students are asked to contact the PCC Placement Testing Office at (252) 493-7561. Individuals requesting individualized services should call (252) 493-7560.