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Developmental Studies

This department provides post-secondary students with instruction in basic math, English, and reading. As the point of entry for learners needing academic development, Developmental Studies is sensitive to the needs of students making the transition to a college environment. Our goal is to enable students to develop those skills and behaviors that will lead to successful academic achievement at Johnston Community College.

Initial student placement in developmental courses is based primarily on college placement scores; however, course enrollment may also be voluntary or recommended by the student’s faculty advisor. Students may take a combination of developmental and curriculum courses. Grades earned in developmental courses are not included in the grade point average and credit hours earned do not count toward graduation. The majority of developmental 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. The minimum passing grade for developmental Reading and English is "C". The grades of "D" or "F" are not used for Developmental Studies courses.

English Mathematics
ENG 070 Basic Language Skills MAT 060 Essential Math
ENG 080 Writing Foundations MAT 070 Introductory Algebra
ENG 090 Composition Strategies MAT 080 Intermediate Algebra
ENG 090A Composition Strategies Lab
Reading Academic
RED 070 Essential Reading Skills ACA 118 College Study Skills
RED 080 Introduction to College Reading ACA 111 College Student Success
RED 090 Improved College Reading ACA 122 College Transfer Success

Mathematics (Modular Approach) New! Fall 2013

In compliance with the state redesign of developmental mathematics, Developmental Studies mathematics courses have a minimum passing grade of 85%. Students achieving at or above this level of mastery will receive a grade of "P" and those who do not reach the 85% mastery will receive a grade of "R" and will be required to retake the module until mastery is demonstrated.
  • 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

For more information, contact:

Roxanna S. McGraw
Director, Developmental Studies and Transition Programs
Office: C1111-D Wilson
Phone: (919) 209-2219
Johnston Community College | 245 College Road | PO Box 2350 Smithfield, NC 27577
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