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  • College Success Seminar

    Morton College’s College Success Seminar (CSS) is an introductory course designed to help new students transition into college life and prepare them to succeed. CSS is a required course for many incoming students and focuses on improving study skills, introducing MC resources available to students and helping them build academic, financial and professional plans moving forward.

    CSS 100 is a three-credit course that counts toward the completion of several Associates offered at Morton College and is highly recommended for any students planning on transferring to a four-year school.

    Learning Communities

    Morton College’s Learning Communities pilot focuses on small class sizes built around a collaboratively taught and culturally responsive learning environment for our students. Learning Communities help students engage course content, instructors and each other and can have an extremely positive impact on a student’s educational development. 

    Comprised of cohort student groups, each Learning Community helps an individual student build a support network to other students, instructors and college services at Morton to help get them ready for whatever comes next.

    Morton Modular Math

    There’s now a better way to take MAT 093 (Elementary Algebra) or MAT 095 (Intermediate Algebra)!

    Morton Modular Math lets you take algebra as a sequence of 8-week “modules” instead of traditional 16-week courses. Two 8-week modules cover the same material as a traditional 16-week course.

    Morton Modular Math students have enjoyed higher levels of success than students in the traditional courses, and student surveys consistently show that 4 out of 5 students prefer Morton Modular Math to the traditional courses.

    Learn more about Morton Modular Math