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Course Descriptions

General Education Courses (Essential Basic Skills*)

ENG 010 College Reading Skills 3 Cr Hrs

Develops students’ reading skills necessary for successful completion of postsecondary coursework. Instruction is based on application of research-based reading strategies to authentic college texts. It is required that any student scoring in the range of 0–60 on the COMPASS reading assessment enroll in this course.  Prerequisite: There are no Prerequisites for this course; this course is for students whose assessment score indicates a need for developmental work to help with future success

ENG 020 Basic Writing Skills  3 Cr Hrs

Enables students to construct complete simple, compound and complex sentences by applying grammar concepts learned.Enables students to write a focused, organized, supported paragraph without fragment, run-on or comma splice errors.  This course does not count toward the Certificate of Completion (COC), Technical Certificate (TC), or Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS). Prerequisite: COMPASS writing score of 0 – 44

PVD 101 Learning Strategies 1 Cr Hr

This course is designed to help the student learn effective study skills that enable the student to be academically successful. The student will learn how to make application of these skills in a course of study. The course will cover time management, goal setting, listening, note taking, test strategies, and online learning. It is recommended any student who has a GPA of 2.0 or lower upon initial enrollment of after his/her first semester of college course work enroll in the class. This course does not count toward an A.S., A.A., A.G.S., or A.A.S. degree.

ENG 030 110 English 3 Cr Hrs

Designed to equip students for success in the writing required during academic endeavors. Review of grammar is individualized and self-paced. Writing assignments include a number of paragraphs and major essays. To demonstrate readiness for and to be allowed to enroll in ENG 101 Composition I, students must pass this course with a grade of C or above and pass the final exam. This course does not count toward AS, AA, AGS or AAS degrees. Prerequisite: EBS103 Basic Paragraph Writing with a minimum grade of “C” or better or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

MTH 010 Basic Arithmetic 3 Cr Hrs

Basic Arithmetic is a course designed to provide students with basic arithmetic computational skills including basic decimals, fractions, ratios and proportions and percent’s. Computation by scientific calculator will be introduced, but emphasis will be placed on computation by hand. This course does not count toward AS, AA, AGS or AAS degrees to fulfill a math requirement. Prerequisite: Satisfactory course placement assessment scores

MTH 020 Math Fundamentals 3 Cr Hrs

Provides students with the skills necessary to be successful in their math courses. The course is designed to identify the student’s specific learning style, provide note taking/test taking techniques, and offer math preparation strategies. This course does not count toward the A.A., A.S., A.A.S., or A.G. S. degree. Prerequisite: EBS113 Basic Arithmetic with a minimum grade of “C” or better or satisfactory course placement assessment scores

MTH 030 Elementary Algebra 3 Cr Hrs

Introduction to variables, properties of real numbers, polynomials, solving linear and quadratic equations and graphing linear equations. This course does not count toward AS, AA, AGS or AAS degrees. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in EBS 115 Pre-Algebra or satisfactory course placement assessment scores. Prerequisite:  Minimum grade of “C” or better in MTH 020 Pre-Algebra or satisfactory course placement assessment scores


*Essential Basic Skills courses do not count toward an associate degree and will not transfer for credit to other institutions.

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