This page provides some information and links to other information concerning developmental mathematics courses and materials at Cape Fear Community College.
Students are given a placement test. Depending on the results of the placement test, students may be advised to register for one 4-week course, one 8-week course, one 12-week course, or one 16-week course.
You may obtain information about
the Placement Testing by clicking here.
In short, students are tested before entering the course so that they can be placed in the proper course (level of materials). Students study in the classroom and get assistance from the instructor while using the computer with videos and other tools available to assist the students in studying. They are tested frequently as they complete small amounts of information.
At the end of a 4-week period, students take an exam. They must score 80% or better correct in order to pass the test. If they pass the exam, they have either completed the course or will continue with the next module of the course. If they do not pass, they may study more with guidance from the instructor and retest later with the instructor’s permission.
Developmental Math Redesign – Beginning in Fall 2013, our developmental math program began a major overhaul. As mandated by the System Office, developmental math has been broken up into eight modules agreed upon and approved by the state. This means how we advise our students changed. This document explains the changes and answers common questions about the entire process.
Course Materials: Textbook Materials & Cost
Assistance for Students: Help Sessions