Welcome to the web page for the DOE sponsored Bridge Program, a special program for incoming freshman to the School of Engineering and Technology at Alabama A&M University. This program is designed to increase the number and quality of engineering, technology and computer science graduate of the University. It concentrates on mathematical preparation of incoming students to prepare them for Calculus.
This is a two week residency program held during the last two weeks of summer school (July 10 – 22, 2011). The primary goal is to “romp through high school math” in preparation for calculus. In addition to mathematical preparation, program participants will be given instructions on time management, critical thinking, academic resources, and ethical practices required for a successful college career.
Incoming students interested in participating with the program should fill out and submit the application provided. There are a limited number of spots available for incoming students during the summer 2011.
Students entering the engineering programs are advised to take one or two preparatory courses if they are not ready for calculus. At Alabama A&M University, MTH 105 is the lower level algebra course and MTH 115 is the upper level course that covers logarithms, trigonometry, and linear equations. Whether they take one, two, or more preparatory courses depend on ACT mathematics score and how well they score on the college placement test (COMPASS) given to all incoming students.
Potential applicants can test their skills for the two courses mentioned above by solving the problems on the Math-1 for the lower level algebra or Math-2 for the upper level course. I urge you to take a look and try your skills.
Bridge Program Application