Northwest Community College

Second Chance Workshops

At Northwestern Connecticut Community College, we look to give our students every possible chance to succeed. And that is exactly what these Second Chance Workshops are all about. If you are an NCCC student and are looking to brush up on your math or writing skills, learn some new ones or just want to build your confidence in one or both areas, these workshops are for you. In addition, if you have taken the Accuplacer exam in Math and/or Writing and want to improve your score, you'll get that opportunity here.

Math Bootcamp
This is a six-week intensive boot camp designed to provide students with the opportunity to refresh forgotten skills, learn new ones and become more confident in mathematics. This program is for any NCCC student who has taken the Accuplacer and would like to improve. A web-based assessment and learning system, ALEKS Prep (Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces), will be used. Students will meet on-campus twice per week during the assigned time and are expected to spend an additional six hours per week on homework. On the last day of class, students will be given a second chance to take the Accuplacer test.

Writers' Workshop
This six-week workshop is your opportunity to improve your skills and attend college. This low cost, summer developmental course will cover English grammar, reading comprehension, sentence skills, writing and test preparation. Students will be expected to spend an additional six hours per week on homework. On the last day of class, students will be given a second chance to take the Accuplacer test.