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Developmental Courses

Developmental courses are offered to help students review basic skills in order to be successful in college courses.  Developmental classes count in your GPA and credit load, but they do not count toward graduation.

Communications

 
ENG003     Writing Foundations     1 Credit
A sentence-based writing course designed to help students succeed in certificate programs. 
     
ENG012     Basic Writing     2 Credits
This individualized developmental writing course is for vocational students emphasizing general grammar review including usage, punctuation and spelling.   
     
ENG035     Writing Strategies     3 Credits
Writing Improvement emphasizes general grammar review including usage, punctuation, and spelling.  Prewriting techniques, editing strategies and paragraph writing for different purposes are covered.  This course is offered face-to-face in a classroom, independently with a book or on the computer, or online
     
ENG062     Introduction to College Writing     2 Credits
Students will further develop skills needed to successfully enroll in college English.  Topic sentences, paragraph development and essay writing are explored. 

RDG030     Introduction to College Reading I     1 Credit
This course is designed for the student with a more severe reading disability.  It is an individualized class designed to improve student skills in communication, vocabulary, and reading rate.  P/Q grading 
     
RDG031     Introduction to College Reading II     1 Credit
An individualized course in reading that emphasizes comprehension, vocabulary and reading rate.  P/Q grading 

Mathematics

 
MAT004     Mathematics Foundations     1 Credit
Basic mathematics course designed for students in certificate programs.  Includes operations with whole numbers and decimals. 
     
MAT005     Math Refresher     1 Credit
This individualized course reviews whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratio and proportion, and measurement. This class is offered independently, in class, or online.
     
MAT054     Math Strategies     3 Credits
This course utilizes algebra concepts to review whole numbers, prime factorization, fractions, decimals, percents, ratio and proportion.  This course is offered face-to-face in a classroom, independently with a book or on the computer, or online
     
SDV075     Strategies for Academic Success     1 Credit
Time management, organization, note taking, memory, and test taking strategies for students who are on strict academic probation.
 

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