Academic Preparation (College Readiness)
Academic Preparation courses are designed for students who wish to improve reading, writing, math, and study skills before enrolling in college-level courses for credit. These courses also prepare students to take the GED test. Los cursos de preparación académica están diseñados para estudiantes que desean mejorar sus habilidades de lectura, escritura, matemáticas y estudio antes de inscribirse en cursos de nivel universitario para obtener créditos. Estos cursos también preparan a los estudiantes para tomar el examen de GED.
Academic Program (Please click on a course)
ACAD PR 011CE Mathematics: Whole Numbers & Decimals
This course is a review of the basic number functions of whole numbers and decimals. Students practice and improve their skills in addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. Basic number concepts are reviewed and applied. This course teaches the student how to add, subtract, divide and multiply fractions. It includes a review of the foundations as well as the practical applications of fractions to academic and to daily experience. This class uses a task-based approach to teach the concepts and applications of ratios, proportions and percents. The students apply problem-solving techniques to solve assignments.
ACAD PR 012CE Mathematics: Fractions
This course teaches the student how to add, subtract, divide and multiply fractions. It includes a review of the foundations as well as the practical applications of fractions to academic and to daily experience.
ACAD PR 014CE Mathematics: Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
This class uses a task-based approach to teach the concepts and applications of ratios, proportions and percents. The students apply problem-solving techniques to solve assignments.
ACAD PR 004CE Language Arts: Reading Fiction
This Language Arts, Reading Literature course develops your ability to read and understand literature in its various genres: fiction, poetry, and drama. Whether you are preparing to take the GED (General Educational Development) Exam, or planning to enroll in college credit courses, you will build your reading skills by reading different forms of literature
ACAD PR 005CE Language Arts: Reading Non-Fiction
This Language Arts, Reading Nonfiction course develops the ability to read and understand various form of nonfiction, including newspapers, magazines, and longer genres such as biography. Students preparing to take the GED (General Educational Development) Exam, or planning to enroll in college credit courses, build their reading skills by reading different forms of nonfiction.
BSICSKL 028CE Basic Skills Pre-Algebra
This is a preparatory course for students who want to attain a readiness for Basic Skills Algebra 1. It is designed to help students develop mathematical, organizational and study skills necessary to succeed in Basic Skills Algebra 1.
BSICSKL 029CE Basic Skills Algebra 1
This course is designed to help students understand variable and symbol manipulation and the relationships between them. Topics include: algebraic concepts and methods involving quantities with expressions, equations, inequalities, and matrices; tables and graphs as tools to interpret expressions, equations, and inequalities; operating on expressions and matrices and solving equations and inequalities; and the power of mathematical abstraction and symbolism.
BSICSKL 030CE Basic Skills Geometry
This course includes the study of two and three dimensions from an algebraic point of view. Topics include: translation between synthetic and coordinate representation; deduction of properties of figures using transformations and coordinates; identification and classification of figures in terms of congruence and similarity; interpretation and use of three-dimensional objects and geometric models; and application of properties of figures. Students utilize the extension of trigonometry to angles greater than 90 degrees as a precursor to the development of circular function trigonometry in later courses. Students also analyze properties of Euclidean transformations, relate translations to vectors, and develop an understanding of an axiomatic system through investigations and proofs.
BSICSKL 031CE Basic Skills Algebra 2
This course complements and expands on the mathematical concepts of Algebra 1 and some concepts of Geometry. Emphasis is placed on abstract thinking skills, the function concept, and the algebraic solution of problems in various content areas, including the solution of systems of equations, logarithmic and exponential functions, the binomial theorem, and the complex number system
BSICSKL 032CE Basic Skills Trigonometry / Precalculus Preparation
This course utilizes the techniques of both algebra and geometry. Trigonometric functions are defined geometrically, rather than in terms of algebraic equations.
ACAD PR 001CE Language Arts: Writing Mechanics
This course is an introduction to the essential elements of the structure of the English language. Word forms and their functions, punctuation rules and guidelines are presented and discussed as they are combined in order to express meaning.
ACAD PR 002CE Language Arts: Writing Sentences
This Language Arts, Writing Sentences course develops your ability to identify errors in sentence structure and to correct them in your own writing. Students learn about compound sentences and complex sentences, as well as how to correct sentence fragments and run-on sentences.
ACAD PR 003CE Language Arts: Writing Essays
This Language Arts, Writing Essays course develops your ability to write short essays by following a step-by-step approach. Students learn about the process of writing, from coming up with ideas, organizing these ideas into a well-structured essay, to editing and revising your ideas into final form.
ACAD PR 040CE Foundations: Critical Thinking
This course in critical thinking and problem-solving guides the student through the wellestablished Bloom’s taxonomy of knowing, understanding, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating. The students learn by doing activities which follow, support, and reinforce each successive step.
ACAD PR 041CE Foundations: Study Skill
This course in learning techniques and strategies covers preferred learning styles, note taking, test preparation strategies, test-taking techniques, and time management. The approach is task-based, practical, and easily applied to content coursework.