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Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College
STEM Summer Academy at GCC provides FREE STEM courses, activities, and advising to current and prospective STEM Majors.
  • STEM Summer Academy course offerings for Summer 2020
    (Please note—high school students are only eligible for Summer II offerings)

    Summer I — May 20-July 8

    Code Title Credits
    MAT 107 College Algebra 4 Online

    Summer II — July 13-August 25

    Code Title Credits
    MAT 108 Precalculus 4 Online
    MAT 096 Intermediate Algebra 4 Online
    CSC 101 Programming Fundamentals 4 Online
    EVS 101 Environmental Studies: Issues in Sustainability 3 Online
    ENG 116 English Composition II: Analysis of Literature & Film 4 Online

    If you have any questions, please reach out to:

    Deidre Murphy,
    STEM Special Programs Coordinator
    murphyd@gcc.mass.edu

  • Sorry, we are no longer accepting applications for this program.

  • MAT 096 – Intermediate Algebra
    Develops algebra skills and a conceptual understanding of algebraic topics, and focuses on the relationship between algebraic, graphical, and numeric approaches to solving problems. Students study topics that include linear equations and systems of equations, methods for solving problems, radicals and radical equations, quadratic equations and the quadratic formula, rational exponents and rational expressions. The course places emphasis on graphing in the Cartesian coordinate system with particular stress on graphing linear equations and systems of equations. Students work at times with calculators and/or computers. NOTE: This course may not be used to fulfill degree or certificate requirements. A grade of C minus or higher is required to pass this course (Ds are not awarded).
    Prereq: MAT 095 (MAT 105) or MAT 095S or satisfactory placement test scores; ENG 090 or satisfactory placement test score, or concurrent enrollment; ENG 094 (COL 090) or satisfactory placement test score. Placement tests are used only for initial course placement; see catalog for details.

    MAT 108 – Precalculus
    A preparation for MAT 201 and the physical sciences. Students study principles, properties, and applications of functions and their graphs. They revisit functions introduced in MAT 107 and expand their knowledge of them. The course focuses heavily on circular trigonometric functions and introduces conic sections. Laboratory activities place particular emphasis on the use of functions to model real problems. Computers and/or graphing calculators are used to enhance the study of mathematics.
    Prereq: A grade of C- or better in MAT 107 or satisfactory placement test scores; ENG 090 and ENG 094 (COL 090), or satisfactory placement test scores. Placement tests are used only for initial course placement; see catalog for details.

    CSC 101- Programming Foundations
    An Introduction to programming and programming environments with emphasis on problem-solving techniques. This foundational programming course introduces structured problem-solving methods, including techniques for decomposing complex problems and expressing the problem solutions in terms that can be implemented in any computer programming language. No prior programming knowledge is assumed.
    Prereq: ENG 090, ENG 094, and MAT 095 (MAT 105) or MAT 095S, or satisfactory placement

    EVS 101 – Environmental Studies: Issues in Sustainability
    An introduction to basic concepts and principles in ecology including ecosystems, population, food production, energy, pollution, technology, and resource depletion. The course focuses on people’s impact on the natural environment emphasizing current problems and alternative solutions to them. NOTE: Students may receive credit for HEC 101 or EVS 101, but not for both.
    Prereq: ENG 090 and ENG 094 (COL 090), or satisfactory placement test scores

    ENG 116 – English Composition II: Analysis of Literature and Film
    Builds and extends on the academic writing process and skills introduced in English Composition I. Students develop close reading abilities for a variety of literary and nonliterary texts, and hone critical thinking skills, as well as research and documentation skills using a variety of genres that may include essays, fiction, poetry, drama, and film. Writing assignments emphasize the formal researched and documented essay and include creative experiments and literary analysis. The course includes selections from a wide variety of authors, genres and texts that engage students in written and visual analysis and research. NOTE: Students may receive credit for only ENG 112 or ENG 114 or ENG 116.
    Prereq: ENG 101, 103, or 105