Purpose and Goals

In order to maximize student success, PPCC provides placement testing and college prep courses so students can be assured they are prepared to begin their course of study. Students enroll in college prep courses in mathematics, English, and study skills (Advancing Academic Achievement courses) as prerequisites for college courses as well as for personal enrichment. Research indicates that students who need and take these courses do better in their college-level courses than they would have without them. Refer to the Basic Skills Assessment Matrix.