Course Descriptions
COLLEGE PREP



MATH | READING | WRITING | ESL

EAP0200C ESL COMMUNICATION FOR COLLEGE 1 4.0 C
This course is a beginning introductory college preparatory ESL Listening & Speaking course for non-native English speaking students. It focuses on basic listening and speaking skills, with emphasis on survival communication skills. The course prepares students for the college prep intermediate ESL communication class or selected vocational certificate programs.

EAP0220C ESL BASIC READING 4.0 C
This course is a basic Introductory college preparatory ESL course for non-native English speaking students. It focuses on Basic Reading skills with emphasis on survival reading. The course prepares students for the College Prep Intermediate ESL Reading Class or selected Vocational Certificate programs.

EAP0240C ESL BASIC WRITING 4.0 C
This course is a Basic Introductory college preparatory ESL course for non-native English speaking students. It focuses on Basic Writing skills with emphasis on survival writing. This course prepares students for the College Prep Intermediate ESL Writing class or selected Vocational Certificate programs.

EAP0300C ESL COMMUNICATION FOR COLLEGE 2 4.0 C
This course is the intermediate college preparatory ESL Listening & Speaking course for non-native English speaking residents. It focuses on introductory listening and speaking skills, with emphasis on basic communication. The course prepares students for college preparatory ESL 300 level courses or selected vocational certificate programs.

EAP0320C ESL INTERMEDIATE READING 4.0 C
This course is the Intermediate college preparatory ESL course for non-native English speaking students. It focuses on reading, with emphasis on basic skills. This course prepares students for the College Prep ESL Program or selected Vocational Certificate programs.

EAP0340C ESL INTERMEDIATE WRITING 4.0 C
This course is the Intermediate college preparatory ESL course for non-native English speaking students. It focuses on Writing, with emphasis on basic skills. This course prepares students for the College Prep ESL Program or selected Vocational Certificate programs.

EAP0400C ESL COMMUNICATION FOR COLLEGE 3 4.0 C
This course is a college preparatory entry course for non-native speakers of English. The course prepares students for college level coursework through development of speaking and listening skills needed for academic success. It focuses on developing speaking and listening skills through individual and group work in academic settings.

EAP0420C ESL COLLEGE PREPARATORY READING 4.0 C
This course is a college preparatory course for non-native speakers of English. The course prepares students for college level courses through development of reading skills needed for academic success. It focuses on developing academic reading skills. Additionally, reading skills that specifically address academic ESL problems will be studied. Students registered for this course must demonstrate competency before registering for REA2205 or other communications related college level work.

EAP0440C ESL COLLEGE PREPARATORY WRITING 4.0 C
This course is a college preparatory entry course for non-native speakers of English. The course prepares students for college level work through development of writing skills needed for academic success. It focuses on developing academic writing skills. Additionally, grammar skills that specifically address academic ESL problems will be studied. Students registered for this course must demonstrate competency before registering for EAP1840/L or other communications related college level work.

ENC0015 COLLEGE PREP WRITING 1 4.0 C
This course is designed for basic writing skills development. It focuses on basic grammar skills and basic paragraph writing skills. The skills will be developed through class lectures, individual and small group activities, writing lab activities, computer lab activities, and homework assignments. Students registered for this course must demonstrate competency before registering for ENC0020.

ENC0025 COLLEGE PREP WRITING 2 4.0 C
This course is designed to teach skills needed for writing unified, coherent paragraphs with correct grammar, usage, mechanics, punctuation, and sentence structure. Students registered for this course must pass the coursework and the state exit exam before registering for ENC1101 or other writing related courses.

MAT0018 PREP PRE-ALGEBRA 4.0 C
This class is designed to introduce basic mathematics skills. It focuses on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions and decimals; operations with signed numbers including solving for missing terms; applied geometry; percent problems; mathematical notations; ratio-proportion and mathematics study skills. Students registered for this course must demonstrate competency before registering for MAT0024 or other math-related college level courses.


MAT0022 INTEGRATED ARITHMETIC AND ALGEBRA 4.0 C
This course integrates college prep arithmetic and college prep algebra skills into one course to allow students to accelerate their college prep mathematics requirements. It is designed for students who would generally test into the upper score range for placement into college prep arithmetic. Topics include integers, percents, sets, linear equations and inequalities, polynomial operations, factoring, exponents, radicals, graphing, solving quadriatics and applications for all topics. Students must pass coursework and the state exit exam before moving into college level mathematics course.


MAT0028 ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA 5.0 C
This course includes an in-depth study of linear equations and inequalities; integer exponents and their properties; operations on polynomials, including factoring; an introduction to graphing linear functions and interpreting graphs; solving quadratic equations; and applications. Prerequisite: MAT0002, or equivalent

REA0007 COLLEGE PREP READING 1 4.0 C
This course is designed to develop basic reading and study skills. It focuses on vocabulary development, literal reading skills, and basic critical reading skills. The skills will be developed through class lectures, individual and small group activities, reading lab activities, computer lab activities, and homework assignments. Students registering for this course must demonstrate competency before registering for REA0002.

REA0017 COLLEGE PREP READING 2 4.0 C
This course is designed to improve basic skills, and critical thinking. It focuses on recognition of main ideas, supporting details, author's purpose, tone, valid arguments, explicit and implicit relationships within and between sentences, the ability to detect bias, to distinguish fact from opinion, to draw logical inferences and conclusions, and vocabulary and study skills at the college preparatory level. Students must pass the coursework and the state exit exam before they register for designated college courses. Students passing REA0002 must register for REA2205 the following semester.

REA2205 COLLEGE READING 3.0
While this is a college-level course, students who have gone through the college prep reading sequence are required to take this class or exempt out.
In this course, students understand and improve the critical and creative thinking processes central to college level learning. Students develop an awareness of the general characteristics and practices of an advanced learner, with a major focus on self- monitoring, self-assessing and self-correcting thinkging and learning patterns. Students also develop an awareness of the specific attitudes, structures, processes, and applications of thinking central to comprehending and communicating ideas, solving problems, and making decisions. Students develop skills in analyzing and evaluating information, asking probing questions, and drawing logical conclusions with improved accuracy and fair-mindedness. Students practice reading and listening with heightened awareness and empathy, writing and speaking with improved clarity and precision; and thinking and inquiring with originality. This course promotes making connections within and between academic disciplines, career areas, and personal life. The course applies core thinking and learning processes to college content areas and real-life scenarios, and it promotes the development of lifelong-learning habits. Prerequisites: College-level reading placement score - OR - successful completion of REA0002.