College Algebra Prep Program (CAP2) is a self-paced prep program designed to help you prepare and be successful in your Math 3 classes. 

Why CAP2?

  • Be a part of a community of fellow classmates 
  • Strengthen your math background
  • Review specific topics related to Math003
  • AND complete your math class the same semester

The CAP2 Commitment

CAP2 is a great option to prepare for your upcoming transfer level math class, but it takes a commitment. In order to take CAP2 you must be willing to:

  1. Although this is a self-paced program we recommend a minimum of 15 hours per week spent on the CAP2 module
  2. Pace yourself to complete 5-7 topics per week
  3. Make sure to score at least an 80% on each topic
  4. Attend MSC Support Groups when needed
  5. Receive MSC Tutoring when needed
  6. Meet with a program instructor at least 4 times before the start of the semester you intend to take Math 003.
  7. Visit the MSC for signatures upon topic/module completion

CAP2 Pasadena City College

Sign Up for CAP2

The Intake Form for Spring 2024 is now available! Follow these three simple steps to move forward:

1.  Watch the Orientation Video

You can watch this at anytime and as many times as you would like!

2. Complete the Intake Form for the Spring 2024 Semester

Please note that completing the Intake Form does not guarantee a spot in a corresponding late start course. After submitting the form, you can get started on MSC Math Preparation Modules Canvas shell. This Canvas shell provides everything needed to get started with CAP^2.


3. Participate in Pre-Course meetings with instructor.

To get the most out of this program, you will be asked to meet with a CAP^2 instructor at least 4 times before the start of the course. These meetings are made to support your preparation and progess. You will be contacted within 48 hours of submitting the intake form to schedule your first meeting. 

4. Enroll into the CAP Math 003 course.

Upon completion of requirements, you will be given priority registration for our CAP^2 Math 003 course with either Professor Joshua Hidalgo or Professor Julius Duthoy

If you have any questions, please reach out to Professor Josh Hidalgo ( or Professor Julius Duthoy (

CAP^2 program not for you, but would like to review and prepare for Math 003/008/009/005/015 or Stat 50? Check out the MSC's MSC Math Preparation Modules.

Questions About CAP2? (please use CAP2 for the subject line)

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