Welcome to the TMCC Skills Center
Important: After registering for the course, you must bring your receipt of payment to the Skills Center located at the Dandini Campus, Red Mountain Building, room 124. Dates and times to schedule an instructor meeting for summer 2013 are: May 20-24, 2013, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. If you do not attend the first week of class, you will be dropped.
The TMCC Skills Center provides foundation level mathematics education for entering students whose math placement scores indicate preparation levels below Math 95 (elementary algebra). The primary goal of the Skills Center program is to prepare students to place into Math 95 and to develop the mathematical foundation necessary to succeed in this and other college-level mathematics courses. Additionally, the Skills Center also provides training in basic mathematics skills for students taking occupational courses and others who want to develop these skills for other purposes.
Students who enroll in the Skills Center are first given a comprehensive diagnostic assessment to determine exactly what they already know and what they are ready to learn. Then, each student is paired with a math instructor who is a specialist in developmental education. This instructor will design an individualized program for each student so that the program matches the student's needs. Students will then progress through this program at their own individual pace until they have mastered the skills and gained the knowledge necessary to succeed in Math 95. A portfolio will be maintained in the Center for each student as a record of the individualized program and the student's progress.
Each student will be required to meet with his or her primary instructor once each week for a 10-minute session to assess progress and to make adjustments in the individualized program as necessary. Students will be required to complete homework assignments (usually internet based), attend topic seminars in the Center, and schedule tutorial help in the Center as necessary.
Truckee Meadows Community College
7000 Dandini Boulevard, RDMT 124
Reno, Nevada 89512-3999
Telephone: 775-674-7696 or Fax: 775-674-7592
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