Westcott CoursesPublisher of Omega MathTM Courses
Why Our Courses are the Best
All of the courses at Westcott Courses have been designed by a qualified college instructor that holds at least a master's degree in their field, or related field of study. Westcott offers math, english, psychology, and both physical and biological sciences. All of our teachers either currently teach, or have taught the exact same course on either a community college campus or a California state university campus.
Our courses meet or exceed state/national standards. For more information on our adherence to state standards, please visit our standards page.
Semester Credit or Noncredit options available
Many online schools offer noncredit courses, but Westcott Courses sets itself apart by offering credit through our exclusive partner university, Brandman University. Brandman University is regionally accredited by WASC, and awards the semester credits and transcript for the individual classes. See Transferring the Credit for more details on our credit option.
A certificate of completion can be provided with our noncredit courses, and can be used to fulfill college's prerequisite and remedial requirements, educational requirements of employers, et cetera.
The Omega MathTM Advantage
Our Omega MathTM courses were written by a college Math and Computer Science teacher with an advanced degree in mathematics, as well as a master's degree in teaching mathematics, and have been tested in classrooms for over 20 years.
Over the years, we have gradually identified areas in the lessons where students found certain concepts difficult to understand. Content was added and clarified in areas where students had questions or difficulties. Because of the many years of refining the courses, Westcott Courses receives very few math questions today.
The lessons start out with the easiest examples, and then move slowly to the more advanced problems. At each level, there are interactive problems which make sure the student understands the examples.
Students can take each test and quiz twice, and only the higher of the two scores counts towards their grade. This feature enables students to figure out what they did wrong before pushing forward, providing them with plenty of practice and a deeper understanding of the course material to help store the process into long term memory. We pair up the homework problems, so that the student can find the answer worked out in detail for all types of questions.
We receive daily emails from our students who say they finally understand math for the first time in their life, and no longer have math phobia. These students say they are grateful for our curriculum because now that they have a strong foundation in math, it is possible for them to pursue their educational goals.
These comments span the last 20 years that our site has been online!
Textbook prices are rising! Most publishers release new editions of textbooks that add little value, and each time a new edition comes out, colleges decide to use it, rendering the old edition useless. This makes it next to impossible for students to save money by buying used books or selling their used ones.
Westcott Courses is the content publisher of the Omega MathTM courses. For these courses, all the content that would normally be in a textbook is completely online, and included in the cost of the course.
At Westcott Courses, we believe that whenever possible, the cost of the course should cover the cost of the content. We keep our content constantly up to date with new examples, fixes, and other improvements, so students always get the most up to date content. We listen to student feedback, and use that feedback to improve our content.
Effective and convenient learning experience
Our online courses have been proven to be more effective than on-campus classes. This is due to the student's ability to go back and read a lesson several times until they completely understand the topic. This is particularly ideal for students who are behind, or need a flexible course schedule. This format is also great for students who are gifted; they have the ability to complete a class quickly, and then move onto the next course without waiting for the class to catch up, or the next enrollment period.
Westcott Courses takes extra care to ensure that all students are able to access the content without needing special devices, web browsers, or plugins. Our online learning system works great on desktops, mobile phones, and tablets. Our system is simpler and easier to use than most common learning management systems; allowing the student to focus on the educational experience without worries of technical problems.
The Omega MathTM courses provide instantaneous feedback. The quiz/test is instantly graded, and a review over which questions are wrong is provided. For non-Omega MathTM courses, we have selected responsive and experienced teachers to handle grading, assistance, and feedback to students.
Proven Track Record
Since 1996, we have worked with thousands of online schools, K-12 schools, community colleges, and universities to develop and deliver mathematics and general education content and programs to hundreds of thousands of students.
For more information on who uses and has used Westcott Courses to meet their educational needs, please see our who uses westcott courses page.
For more information about Westcott Courses, please see our about us page.