Developmental Education

Developmental Education

  • General Education at the developmental level is designed to prepare students for transfer-level coursework and to enhance success within technical training programs.
  • Developmental courses often help students improve test scores in order to qualify for entry into general education or technical coursework.
  • Developmental course numbers begin with a zero. They cannot be used to satisfy graduation requirements.

Communications

Course# Title Credits
Description
ENGL 0118 This course is designed to prepare students for Basic Communications. Students will learn the parts of speech, word usage, grammar, capitalization, and punctuation. They will use these skills in short writing assignments. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 02/03/1999 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ENGL0118

ENGL 0118
Basic English and Writing Review 3 cr.
Description
ENGL 0130 A basic writing course that introduces students to the principles of composition. It includes such areas as organizational development, expository, and persuasive paragraphs and short essays. All relevant modes of communication, essential in the workplace are addressed, including memos, letters, reports, faxes and Internet endeavors. The course fosters the development of important cognitive abilities such as analysis, synthesis, interpretation and evaluation.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 02/03/1999 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ENGL0130

ENGL 0130
English Essentials 3 cr.
Description
ENGL 0114 This course focuses on reading skills widely recognized as essential for comprehending college-level material. Topics include pre-reading, reading, and post-reading strategies as well as critical thinking to improve comprehensions, increase vocabulary, and develop thoughtful responses to reading with additional emphasis on the close relationship fo reading, writing, and thinking. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 02/03/1999 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ENGL0114

ENGL 0114
College Reading I 3 cr.
Description
ENGL 0215 This course focuses on reading skills widely recognized as essential for comprehending college-level material. Topics include pre-reading, reading, and post-reading strategies as well as critical thinking to improve comprehension, increase vocabulary, and develop thoughtful responses to reading with additional emphasis on the close relationship of reading, writing, and thinking.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/27/1999 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ENGL0215

ENGL 0215
College Reading II 3 cr.
Description
ENGL 0123 This course is designed to help students who are in or planning to enter health care programs strengthen basic Reading Comprehension and vocabulary skills. Students will work on developing efficient study skills. Learning experiences will include use of excerpts from health care textbooks to practice skills. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 03/28/1999 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ENGL0123

ENGL 0123
Medical Reading and Study Skills 4 cr.

Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

Course# Title Credits
Description
MATS 0200 This course is designed to develop and increase the student's ability to perform basic math operations and to solve mathematical problems relevant to technical education. Topics covered include whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and problem solving. All instruction is individualized. A student may enroll in this course for more than one term. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/20/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: MATS0200

MATS 0200
Basic Mathematics 3 cr.
Description
MATS 0305 This course introduces students to concepts of basic algebra. Topics include operations with real numbers, variable expressions, geometric computations, solution of linear equations with applications, translating linear equations to and from graphs, manipulating polynomial expressions and factoring.

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 08/22/2005 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: MATS0305

MATS 0305
Introduction to Algebra 4 cr.
Description
MATS 0600 Students with a basic algebra background are prepared for college-level mathematics courses such as college algebra, statistics, math for liberal arts, and concepts in math for elementary teachers. After reviewing linear equations and factoring methods, students move on to study rational expressions and equations, radical expressions and equations, rational exponents, quadratic equations and their solution in the complex number system, coordinate geometry including lines and circles, and functions and their graphs.

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 06/02/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: MATS0600

MATS 0600
Intermediate Algebra 4 cr.

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