CollegeStrong is college preparation and success MOOC. The self-paced course offers opportunities for students to actively explore the scholastic, personal, and economic expectations of a college/university student that lead to earning a college or university credential - a certificate, diploma, or degree. The course explores: 1) College expectations, 2) Career, major and college choices, 3) Time and financial commitments, and 4) Resources and strategies for succeeding in college.
The Computer Basics MOOC offers an exploration of the world of computers for those who may not be computer literate. Students who participate fully in the activities this course presents will acquire the knowledge and skills to demonstrate computer literacy. After completing this MOOC, students should be able to take the IC3 tests, certifying that they know computer basics. (Students receive no college credit for completing the Computer Basics MOOC.)
The Wake Tech Chemistry MOOC (CheMOOC) is available providing students a route to satisfy CHM 090 prerequisites locally at WTCC through a proctored challenge exam that is available upon completion of the MOOC. Create a free CourseSites account for more information and to sign up for the CheMOOC.
CheMOOC provides a review of the basics necessary for success in entry-level college science courses. The course is divided into eleven sections: (1) Introduction to Science, Chemistry, and Measurement; (2) Matter and Energy; (3) Atomic History and Structure; (4) Molecular Compounds; (5) Ionic Compounds; (6) Chemical Equations and Describing Reactions; (7) Stoichiometry; (8) Aqueous Solutions; (9) Acids and Bases; (10) Gases; and (11) Basic Organic Chemistry, Functional Groups, and Intermolecular Forces. CheMOOC is online and self-paced. (Students receive no college credit for completing the CheMOOC.)
A Review of Fundamentals is a self-paced, rolling enrollment MOOC. It includes a collection of video lessons intended to assist students with the necessary math and critical thinking skills they will need for college-level math courses. Lessons include skill review and practice opportunities that cover the following: (1) operations with integers, (2) fractions and decimals, (3) proportions, rates, ratios, and percents, (4) linear expressions, equations, and inequalities, (5) graphs and equations of lines, and (6) polynomials and quadratic functions. This course is completely online. A completion certificate can be earned, but students will not receive college credit.
College students who need a little extra help with college-level reading and writing skills can now find it online. The Mastering the Fundamentals of Reading and Writing MOOC offers reading and writing instruction in the form of interactive videos and practice as well as critical thinking and test-taking strategies. The MOOC is designed to improve students’ ability to read and think critically about new ideas as well as to help students express themselves clearly and effectively in writing. In addition, the MOOC covers strategies for conquering test-anxiety and taking different types of tests.