Online Courses

All Classes will Start in Summer 2022
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Mechanics Matters (in Sentences Too)!: Writing Mechanics Readiness
Dates Open: 6/10/22 - 8/21/22
Total Completion Time: 6 hours anytime within open dates
Instructor: Catherine Sajna, Director of the Writing Center

Introduction to STEM: Chemistry
Dates Run: 6/27/22 - 7/22/22
Total Completion Time: 4-6 hours/week for 3 weeks
Instructor: Madeline Masi, Ph.D, Chemistry

Introduction to STEM: Physics
Dates Run: 6/18/22 - 7/29/22
Total Completion Time: 2 hours/week for 6 weeks
Instructor: Michael Ramsdell, Associate Professor of Physics & the Institute for STEM Education / Director of First Year Physics

Online Math Refresher for STEM majors
Dates Run: 6/26/22 - 8/14/22
Total Completion Time: 2-3 hours/week for 7 weeks
Instructor: Brad Smith, Research Technician, Mathematics

Speak Java?? Welcome to C++
Dates Open: 6/6/22 - 8/21/22
Total Completion Time: 1-2 hours anytime within open dates
Instructor: Chuck Thorpe, Professor, Computer Science

How to College
Dates Run: 7/7/22 - 8/14/22
Total Completion Time: 75 minutes/week for 6 weeks
Instructor: Kelsey Guerard, Assistant Director/ First Year Seminar Coordinator, Student Support Services

*Students can also enroll in Clarkson’s program to earn Badges and Micro-credentials HERE (website only available to users with a email address)

Residential Boot Camp 

Springboard to Calculus (Residential, 10 days before semester starts)*

Joseph Skufca, Professor / Chair of Mathematics

Students move into their academic year rooms nine (9) days early and begin the process of settling in to college campus life. The coursework runs about three (3) hours in the morning and about one (1) hour in the afternoon. We familiarize students with the books, software, and system they will use in first year calculus, while allowing them to work with instructors and graduate teaching assistants, exposing them to the college approach to learning. While reviewing essential topics from algebra, trigonometry and geometry, students acclimate to campus before fall classes begin. Provides students an early opportunity to establish a cohort group of like minded students and build the team study skills characteristic of highly successful Clarkson students.   
This program is a pay program. Students can enroll in this program through Clarkson Portal.
*Springboard to Calculus offers access to a special meal plan. The Student Support Services (SSS) has scholarships available to assist income-eligible students to offset this cost.

Springboard to Business (Residential, 10 days before semester starts)*

Gasper Sekelj, Instructor of Economics and Financial Studies

Springboard to Business (S2B) is an exclusive, new opportunity for incoming first year business students to ease the transition to college life while connecting early on with faculty, staff and professional advisors - all before the fall semester has started.

As an introduction to the world of business and economics, S2B is designed to help prepare students for various required business and economics classes as business students in Clarkson’s Reh School of Business. The course will help students understand the economic roles of consumers, firms, workers, and government in a dynamic environment and will utilize the understanding of mathematical methods and their application to the fundamentals of business and economics. Topics will include application of algebraic and functional interpretation, geometry, creating and using graphs to subjects such as supply and demand, marginal analysis, time value of money, and economic growth. The course will also introduce the basics of Microsoft Excel, as they are used in selected topics in business and economics.

Students will be able to move in early to the residence hall room that they will live in during their first year. When not in class, students will be able to explore the campus and local community, participate in group activities, and more.

Students will be invited to attend through their Clarkson Portal.
Springboard to Computer Science (Residential, 10 days before semester starts)*

Alexis Maciel, Chair of Computer Science
An introduction to computer science focused primarily on computer programming and software development. It is designed for students with little or no prior background in computer programming and will help them transition into CS141. The course covers basic concepts such as variables, input and output, conditional statements, loops and data files. The C++ programming language will be used and the course will include plenty of hands-on activities.
Springboard to Computer Science is an opportunity for all incoming first year Computer Science students who have little to no background in computer science coursework.
Students will be able to move in early to the residence hall room that they will live in during their first year. When not in class, students will be able to explore the campus and local community, participate in group activities, and more.
Students will be able to sign up through their Clarkson Portal.