We offer preparatory courses to help develop basic skills needed for college success. Specialized instruction is provided to meet individual needs.
Students who apply for a college transfer or technical education program and need to improve basic skills in reading, grammar, composition/writing, and/or mathematics, must successfully complete appropriate developmental courses to prepare for further education.
Anyone with a high school diploma or a GED may enroll in the Developmental
Studies Program; a series of courses designed to help students develop their academic
skills in mathematics, reading, and writing, before proceeding with
their regular curriculum courses.
The number of courses needed and length of time required to complete the courses will vary. Some students may need only one course, while others may take several semesters to complete a series of courses. Students are placed in developmental courses based on admissions test scores, the recommendation of their advisor or curriculum instructor, or voluntary selection of courses.
Students may take a combination of developmental and curriculum courses selected by program faculty during the same term. The majority of these courses are offered every term, both day and evening.
Progression Criteria: A student taking required developmental courses must earn a grade of "C" or better in order to progress to the curriculum program or to the next Pre-Curriculum course level. A grade of "D" or "F" requires the student to repeat the course.
|ENG 070||Basic Language Skills|
|ENG 080||Writing Foundations|
|ENG 090||Composition Strategies|
|DMA 010||Operations with Integers|
|DMA 020||Fractions and Decimals|
|DMA 030||Proportions, Ratios, Rates, and Percents|
|DMA 040||Expression, Linear Equations and Inequalities|
|DMA 050||Graphs and Equations of Lines|
|DMA 060||Polynomial and Quadratic Applications|
|DMA 070||Rational Expressions and Equations|
|DMA 080||Radical Expression and Equations|
|RED 070||Essential Reading Skills|
|RED 080||Introduction to College Reading|
|RED 090||Improved College Reading|
For more information, contact:
Director, Developmental Studies & Transition Programs