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.
ENGL - 0108: Fundamentals of College Reading
ENGL 0108 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 of reading, writing, and thinking. This course is required for students who score 50 or less on the Reading Accuplacer Test. Prerequisites:None
ENGL 0120 This course focuses on the writing skills needed to produce paragraphs and short essays. During the semester, students 1) demonstrate conventional sentence structure, punctuation, and spelling, as well as vocabulary and usage; 2) communicate clear ideas in developed paragraphs with main points and logically sequenced sentences; 3) follow a process for academic writing; 4) analyze ideas.
This composition course emphasizes basic grammar, mechanics, and usage in the development and enhanced use of English sentences and paragraphs in short writing assignments. Students will practice writing as a process and thinking critically about language, especially sentences, in context. Special emphasis will be placed on recognizing and eliminating common sentence errors.
ENGL 0130 This is a basic writing course that introduces students to the primary principles of college composition and professional writing skills. The courses primary skill areas include organizational development, refined grammar and punctuation execution, proper paragraph development, short essay construction, proofreading skills, audience recognition, and rules for formatting.
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
MATS 0100 This course is designed to develop and increase the student's ability in general mathematics topics pertaining to developmental coursework. An independent lab approach will be used and students will work independently using technological resources to learn math concepts in an effort to improve their overall math knowledge and success in developmental math education.
MATS 0310 This course is designed to develop and increase the student's ability in algebra topics pertaining to developmental coursework. An independent lab approach would be used and students would work independently using technological resources to learn algebra concepts in an effort to improve their overall algebra knowledge and success in Intermediate and College Algebra.