Port Jervis Class Lineup for Spring 2018

SUNY Orange will offer four evening classes at Port Jervis High School for Spring 2018, with two first-year college-level courses set to begin March 6 and two accelerated skills classes to commence in early April.

The first-year college courses that begin at Port Jervis High School on March 6 include Introduction to Business (offered Monday and Wednesday from 5 to 7:45 p.m.) and Elementary Algebra (offered Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8:45 p.m.). The accelerated skills courses beginning in early April include Developmental Algebra (Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. starting April 3) and Basic Writing Skills 2 (Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m., beginning April 9).

“These initial courses are designed to help students take their first step toward a college degree, or allow them to ease back into the classroom if they’ve been away for a while,” says Dr. Kristine Young, SUNY Orange president. “For those who may be interested in these four offerings, or might be thinking about joining us in Port Jervis this summer, I encourage them to contact a College representative. Our advisors will be able to help determine how our classes in Port Jervis can fit into their college plans.”

For more information call (845) 341-4050 or email apply@sunyorange.edu.

Course descriptions

Introduction to Business
Monday/Wednesday, 5 to 7:45 p.m. (beginning March 6)

In this analysis of current business practices, this course examines the following topics: a comparison of economic systems, forms of ownership, small business, social responsibility, management and organization, finance and investment, marketing, human resources, and international business. Topical issues are used to reinforce terminology and concepts. It is advised that business students take this course in their first semester as it is designed to provide a foundation for other business courses.

Elementary Algebra
Tuesday/Thursday, 6 to 8:45 p.m. (beginning March 6)
Topics include operations on polynomials and rational expressions, laws of exponents, factoring, graphing of linear equations and inequalities, and systems of equations. A knowledge of operations on signed numbers and solutions to linear equations is required. Emphasis is placed on developing the skills necessary for further study of algebra.

Fundamentals of Algebra
Tuesday/Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m. (beginning April 3)
Designed for students who need a review of beginning algebra. Topics include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of signed numbers, solutions of linear equations and inequalities, exponents, combining polynomials, literal equations, and applications of linear equations. Students learn to develop skills in reading of mathematics.

Basic Writing Skills 2
Monday/Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m. (beginning April 9)

In this course, students develop the writing skills required to begin college-level composition. Students learn control and development of the paragraph. They review the composing process, as well as word and sentence skills. Students also develop some control of internal punctuation, modifiers, and sentence variety.