College Catalog 2013-2014

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Developmental Studies (View Revised Version)

2/25/13 - Original Content

Developmental courses are designed to provide the basic skills and knowledge necessary for success in college-level courses. These courses (numbered 1 through 9) are available in English composition, reading, spelling, English as a Second Language, and mathematics (arithmetic through intermediate algebra). A limited selection of developmental courses is available at the Medical Education Campus.

Counselors will help students determine through testing any areas in which their skills and knowledge are below college entry level. In some cases, students must complete developmental courses before enrolling in certain courses or being admitted to a curriculum. In other cases, students can take college-level courses along with developmental courses.

Credits earned in these courses are not applicable toward associate degree, certificate, or career studies certificate programs.

A wide variety of instructional methods and materials are used at the College for developmental courses. In some courses there is a choice of either the classroom type of lecture/discussion or individualized, technology-based instruction in which students can work at their own rate of learning. Students who have any questions should check with a counselor or academic advisor.