Developmental Courses

Developmental Mathematics Courses

DMA 010. Operations With Integers. 1.0 Credit. Class-0.75. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.5. Work-0.0

This course provides a conceptual study of integers and integer operations. Topics include integers, absolute value, exponents, square roots, perimeter and area of basic geometric figures, Pythagorean theorem, and use of the correct order of operations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of pertinent concepts and principles and apply this knowledge in the evaluation of expressions.

Prerequisites: Take ABL 6014

DMA 020. Fractions and Decimals. 1.0 Credit. Class-0.75. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.5. Work-0.0

This course provides a conceptual study of the relationship between fractions and decimals and covers related problems. Topics include application of operations and solving contextual application problems, including determining the circumference and area of circles with the concept of pi. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the connections between fractions and decimals.

Prerequisites: Take DMA 010

DMA 030. Proportion/Ratios/Rates/Percents. 1.0 Credit. Class-0.75. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.5. Work-0.0

This course provides a conceptual study of the problems that are represented by rates, ratios, percent, and proportions. Topics include rates, ratios, percent, proportion, conversion of English and metric units, and applications of the geometry of similar triangles. Upon completion, students should be able to use their understanding to solve conceptual application problems.

Prerequisites: Take All: DMA 010 and DMA 020

DMA 040. Expressions, Linear Equations, Linear Inequalities. 1.0 Credit. Class-0.75. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.5. Work-0.0

This course provides a conceptual study of problems involving linear expressions, equations, and inequalities. Emphasis is placed on solving contextual application problems. Upon completion, students should be able to distinguish between simplifying expressions and solving equations and apply this knowledge to problems involving linear expressions, equations, and inequalities.

Prerequisites: Complete one of the following options:

DMA 050. Graphs and Equations of Lines. 1.0 Credit. Class-0.75. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.5. Work-0.0

This course provides a conceptual study of problems involving graphic and algebraic representations of lines. Topics include slope, equations of lines, interpretation of basic graphs, and linear modeling. Upon completion, students should be able to solve contextual application problems and represent real-world situations as linear equations in two variables.

Prerequisites: Complete one of the following options:

DMA 060. Polynomial and Quadratic Applications. 1.0 Credit. Class-0.75. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.5. Work-0.0

This course provides a study of problems involving algebraic representations of quadratic equations. Topics include basic polynomial operations, factoring polynomials, and solving polynomial equations by means of factoring. Upon completion, students should be able to find algebraic solutions to contextual problems with quadratic applications.

Prerequisites: Complete one of the following options:

DMA 070. Rational Expressions and Equations. 1.0 Credit. Class-0.75. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.5. Work-0.0

This course provides a study of problems involving algebraic representations of rational equations. Topics include simplifying and performing operations with rational expressions and equations, understanding the domain, and determining the reasonableness of an answer. Upon completion, students should be able to find algebraic solutions to contextual problems with rational applications.


DMA 080. Radical Expressions and Equations. 1.0 Credit. Class-0.75. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.5. Work-0.0

This course provides a study of problems involving algebraic representations of the manipulation of radical expressions and the application of radical equations. Topics include simplifying and performing operations with radical expresssions and rational exponents, solving radical equations, and determining the reasonableness of a solution. Upon completion, students should be able to find algebraic solutions to contextual problems with radical applications.


Developmental Reading Courses

DRE 096. Integrated Reading and Writing I. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.5. Clinical-0.0. Lab-1.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to develop proficiency in specific integrated and contextualized reading and writing skills and strategies. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, and recognition and composition of well-developed, coherent, and unified texts; these topics are primarily taught at the introductory level using texts primarily in a Lexile (TM) range of 960 to 1115. Upon completion, students should be able to apply those skills toward understanding a variety of academic and career-related texts and composing effective paragraphs. Please note: (TM) stands for registered trademark.

DRE 097. Integrated Reading and Writing II. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.5. Clinical-0.0. Lab-1.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to develop proficiency in integrated and contextualized reading and writing skills and strategies. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, and recognition and composition of well-developed, coherent, and unified texts; except where noted, these topics are taught at a reinforcement level using texts primarily in a Lexile (TM) range of 1070 to 1220. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate and apply those skills toward understanding a variety of complex academic and career texts and composing essays incorporating relevant, valid evidence. Please note: (TM) represents registered trademark.

Prerequisites: TAKE DRE 096

DRE 098. Integrated Reading and Writing III. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.5. Clinical-0.0. Lab-1.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to develop proficiency in integrated and contextualized reading and writing skills and strategies. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, and recognition and composition of well-developed, coherent, and unified texts; these topics are taught using texts primarily in the Lexile (TM) range of 1185 to 1385. Upon completion, students should be able to apply those skills toward understanding a variety of texts at the career and college ready level and toward composing a documented essay. Note: (TM) represents registered trademark.

Prerequisites: TAKE DRE 097

Developmental ACA Academic Related Courses

ACA 090. Student Success Strategies. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is intended to provide students with skills and strategies to promote success in college, career, and life. Topics include the College's physical, academic, and social environment, promotes personal development, and cultivates learning strategies essential for student success. Upon completion, students should be able to manage their learning experiences to meet educational and life goals.

Developmental Chemistry Course

CHM 090. Chemistry Concepts. 4.0 Credits. Class-4.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course provides a non-laboratory based introduction to basic concepts of chemistry. Topics include measurements, matter, energy, atomic theory, bonding, molecular structure, nomenclature, balancing equations, stoichiometry, solutions, acids and bases, gases, and basic organic chemistry. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and apply basic chemical concepts necessary for success in college-level science courses.

Developmental Computer Information Technology Course

CTS 060. Essential Computer Usage. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course covers the basic functions and operations of the computer. Topics include identification of components, overview of operating systems, and other basic computer operations. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic computer commands, access files, print documents and complete fundamental application operations.

Developmental English as a Foreign Language Courses

EFL 050. English for Academic Purp. 5.0 Credits. Class-5.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course will provide instruction in academic and professional language skills for non-native speakers of English. Emphasis is placed on development of integrated language skills for use in studying a particular content area. Upon completion, students will demonstrate improved academic language, content-specific vocabulary and skills, and cultural knowledge in the topic area.

EFL 055. English for Special Purpo. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course will provide instruction in academic and professional language for non-native speakers of English. Emphasis is placed on development of integrated language use for carrying out a specific academic task. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate improved language skills for participation and success within the particular topic area.

EFL 061. Listening/Speaking I. 5.0 Credits. Class-5.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to provide the basic oral/aural language skills needed for essential daily conversation on campus and in the community. Emphasis is placed on vocabulary building, communication in various social and academic situations, and various spoken grammatical skills. Upon completion, students should be able to produce and understand English dealing with routine topics using basic syntax and vocabulary skills.

EFL 062. Listening/Speaking II. 5.0 Credits. Class-5.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to enhance intermediate listening and speaking skills of non-native speakers of English. Emphasis is placed on the ability to hold extended conversation and on the ability to understand extended spoken discourse. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate improved listening skills and strategies in a variety of settings.

Prerequisites: Take EFL 061 Minimum grade C

EFL 063. Listening/Speaking III. 5.0 Credits. Class-5.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to increase the ability and confidence of high intermediate-level non-native speakers of English in verbal expression and listening comprehension. Emphasis is placed on listening/speaking skills which would be appropriate for group discussions, oral presentations, and note taking. Upon completion, students should be able to successfully participate in high intermediate-level listening and speaking activities.

Prerequisites: Take EFL 062 Minimum grade C

EFL 064. Listening-Speaking IV. 5.0 Credits. Class-5.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to prepare advanced-level non-native speakers of English for academic and professional speaking and listening activities. Emphasis is placed on learning and practicing strategies of effective oral expression and comprehension of spoken discourse in informal and formal settings. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively participate in activities appropriate to academic and professional settings.

Prerequisites: Take EFL 063 Minimum grade C

EFL 071. Reading I. 5.0 Credits. Class-5.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to help those literacy skills achieve reading fluency in English at the beginning level. Emphasis is placed on basic academic and cultural vocabulary and reading strategies which include self-monitoring, and recognizing organizational styles and context clues. Upon completion, students should be able to use these strategies to read and comprehend basic academic, narrative, and expository texts. This course is intended for non-native speakers of English.

EFL 072. Reading II. 5.0 Credits. Class-5.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course provides preparation in academic and general purpose reading in order to achieve reading fluency at the low-intermediate level. Emphasis is placed on expanding academic and cultural vocabulary and developing effective reading strategies to improve comprehension and speed. Upon completion, students should be able to read and comprehend narrative and expository texts at the low-intermediate instructional level. This course is intended for non-native speakers of English.

Prerequisites: Take EFL 071 Minimum grade C

EFL 073. Reading III. 5.0 Credits. Class-5.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to develop fundamental reading and study strategies at the intermediate level needed for curriculum programs. Emphasis is placed on building vocabulary and cultural knowledge, improving comprehension, and developing study strategies on basic-level college materials and literary works. Upon completion, students should be able to read and comprehend narrative and expository texts at the intermediate instructional level. This course is intended for non-native speakers of English.

Prerequisites: Take EFL 072 Minimum grade C

EFL 074. Reading IV. 5.0 Credits. Class-5.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to enhance the academic reading skills for successful reading ability as required in college-level courses. Emphasis is placed on strategies for effective reading and the utilization of these strategies to improve comprehension, analytical skills, recall, and overall reading speed. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend, synthesize, and critique multi-disciplinary college-level reading/textbook materials. This course is intended for non-native speakers of English.

Prerequisites: Take EFL 073 Minimum grade C

EFL 081. Grammar I. 5.0 Credits. Class-5.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course provides non-native speakers of English with a variety of fundamental grammatical concepts which enrich language skills and comprehension. Emphasis is on key basic grammatical structures and opportunities for practice which incorporate grammatical knowledge into various skills areas. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate comprehension and correct usage of specified grammatical concepts.

EFL 082. Grammar II. 5.0 Credits. Class-5.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course provides non-native speakers of English with a variety of basic grammatical concepts which enrich language skills and comprehension. Emphasis is on key low-intermediate grammatical structures and opportunities for practice which incorporate grammatical knowledge into various skills areas. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate by written and oral means the comprehension and correct usage of specified grammatical concepts.

Prerequisites: Take EFL 081 Minimum grade C

EFL 083. Grammar III. 5.0 Credits. Class-5.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to provide high-intermediate non-native speakers of English with a knowledge of grammatical structures that improves academic communication. Emphasis is placed on using high-intermediate grammatical structures in meaningful contexts through exercises integrating the use of newly acquired structures with previously learned structures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate improved proficiency, comprehension, and grammatical accuracy.

Prerequisites: Take EFL 082 Minimum grade C

EFL 084. Grammar IV. 5.0 Credits. Class-5.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to give non-native speakers of English a full understanding of advanced grammatical structures and techniques. Emphasis is placed on oral and written communicative fluency through the study of advanced grammatical forms. Upon completion, students should be able to incorporate the structures covered in both spoken and written form, demonstrating improved proficiency, comprehension, and grammatical accuracy.

Prerequisites: Take EFL 083 Minimum grade C

EFL 091. Composition I. 5.0 Credits. Class-5.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces basic sentence structure and writing paragraphs. Emphasis is placed on word order, verb tense-aspect system, auxiliaries, word forms, and simple organization and basic transitions in writing paragraphs. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of grammar and ability to write English paragraphs using appropriate vocabulary, organization, and transitions. This course is intended for non-native speakers of English.

EFL 092. Composition II. 5.0 Credits. Class-5.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course provides preparation in low-intermediate academic and general-purpose writing. Emphasis is placed on writing as a process, paragraph development, and basic essay organization. Upon completion, students should be able to write and independently edit and use the major elements of the writing process, sentence, paragraph, and essay. This course is intended for non-native speakers of English.

Prerequisites: Take EFL 091 Minimum grade C

EFL 093. Composition III. 5.0 Credits. Class-5.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course covers intermediate-level academic and general-purpose writing. Emphasis is placed on the writing process, content, organization, and language use in formal academic compositions in differing rhetorical modes. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively use the writing process in a variety of rhetorical modes. This course is intended for non-native speakers of English.

Prerequisites: Take EFL 092 Minimum grade C

EFL 094. Composition IV. 5.0 Credits. Class-5.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course prepares low-advanced non-native speakers of English to determine the purpose of their writing and to write paragraphs and essays to fulfill that purpose. Emphasis is placed on unity, coherence, completeness, audience, the writing process, and the grammatical forms and punctuation appropriate for each kind of writing. Upon completion, students should be able to write unified, coherent, and complete paragraphs and essays which are grammatical and appropriate for the intended audience. This course is intended for non-native speakers of English.

Prerequisites: Take EFL 093 Minimum grade C

EFL 095. Composition V. 5.0 Credits. Class-5.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to prepare advanced non-native speakers of English for college-level composition courses. Emphasis is placed on the study and process of writing formal essays and research papers and the analysis of literary, expository, and descriptive writings. Upon completion, students should be able to write and analyze professional and peer compositions and apply basic research principles. This course is intended for non-native speakers of English.

Prerequisites: Take EFL 094