Academics

Course Descriptions

Basic Education (BASIC)


BASIC 094-098  Special Topics in Adult Basic Education 2-6  (1-12)
Course content varies each time it is offered. Content may include ABE reading, writing, and math skills for specific content areas such as an integrated class with a career or technical program. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.
BASIC 070  Workplace and Computer Basics  (12)
Focuses on workplace and computer skills, job search and employability skills, and basic reading, writing, and math skills. Appropriate for students who want to improve their employability and prepare for high school equivalency test. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

BASIC 072-074  Basic Skills Review Level 2-4  (1-10)
For students who need to study in only one or two basic areas. Students study for shorter periods of time, and remain only until their basic skills goals are met. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission and appropriate CASAS score. This is a pass/no-credit course.
BASIC 075  Basic High School Equivalency Test Preparation  (1-15)
Helps students master the skills in writing, critical thinking, social studies, science, reading and mathematics to pass the high school equivalency test. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission and appropriate CASAS score. This is a pass/no-credit course.

BASIC 076  Advanced High School Equivalency Test Preparation  (1-15)
Helps students master the skills in writing, critical thinking, social studies, science, reading and mathematics to pass the high school equivalency test. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission and appropriate CASAS score. This is a pass/no-credit course.
BASIC 020  Academic Orientation and Planning  (1-2)
Prepares basic skills students for success in their program. Students explore learning style preferences, set meaningful goals, and prepare for their basic skills courses. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

BASIC 054  Problem Solving for the Math High School Equivalency Test I  (2-5)
Prepares students for the high school equivalency math test by teaching them to understand, analyze, evaluate, and solve the type of math problems presented on the high school equivalency test. Specifically, students study basic concepts in problem solving with basic geometry and measurement, ratio and proportion, probability, and elementary algebra. PREREQUISITE: instructor's permission or a grade of “P” in BASIC 053. This is a pass/no-credit course.
BASIC 058  Problem Solving for the Math High School Equivalency Test  (2-5)
Prepares students for the high school equivalency math test by teaching them to understand, analyze, evaluate, and solve the type of math problems presented on the high school equivalency test. Specifically, students study basic concepts in problem solving with basic geometry and measurement, ratio and proportion, probability, and elementary algebra. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

BASIC 032  Adult Basic Education Level 2   (1-15)
Provides instruction in basic reading, writing, critical thinking, and math to help students acquire fundamental academic, career and adult life skills. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission and appropriate CASAS score. This is a pass/no-credit course.
BASIC 033  Adult Basic Education Level 3  (1-15)
Provides instruction in basic reading, writing, critical thinking, and math to help students acquire fundamental academic, career and adult life skills. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission and appropriate CASAS score. This is a pass/no-credit course.

BASIC 034  Adult Basic Education Level 4  (1-15)
Provides instruction in basic reading, writing, critical thinking, and math to help students acquire fundamental academic, career and adult life skills. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission and appropriate CASAS score. This is a pass/no-credit course.
BASIC 022  High School Equivalency Test Preparation for Bilingual Students Level 2-6  (1-12)
Provides instruction in basic reading, writing, critical thinking, and math to help students acquire fundamental academic, vocational and adult life skills. Up to 49% of instruction will be delivered in Spanish. Prepares students to take either the Spanish or English version of the high school equivalency test. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission and appropriate CASAS score. This is a pass/no-credit course.

BASIC 023  High School Equivalency Test Preparation for Bilingual Students Level 3  (1-12)
Provides instruction in basic reading, writing, critical thinking, and math to help students acquire fundamental academic, vocational and adult life skills. Up to 49% of instruction will be delivered in Spanish. Prepares students to take either the Spanish or English version of the high school equivalency test. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission and appropriate CASAS score. This is a pass/no-credit course.
BASIC 024  High School Equivalency Test Preparation for Bilingual Students Level 4  (1-12)
Provides instruction in basic reading, writing, critical thinking, and math to help students acquire fundamental academic, vocational and adult life skills. Up to 49% of instruction will be delivered in Spanish. Prepares students to take either the Spanish or English version of the high school equivalency test. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission and appropriate CASAS score. This is a pass/no-credit course.

BASIC 025  High School Equivalency Test Preparation for Bilingual Students Level 5  (1-12)
Provides instruction in basic reading, writing, critical thinking, and math to help students acquire fundamental academic, vocational and adult life skills. Up to 49% of instruction will be delivered in Spanish. Prepares students to take either the Spanish or English version of the high school equivalency test. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission and appropriate CASAS score. This is a pass/no-credit course.
BASIC 026  High School Equivalency Test Preparation for Bilingual Students Level 6  (1-12)
Provides instruction in basic reading, writing, critical thinking, and math to help students acquire fundamental academic, vocational and adult life skills. Up to 49% of instruction will be delivered in Spanish. Prepares students to take either the Spanish or English version of the high school equivalency test. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission and appropriate CASAS score. This is a pass/no-credit course.

BASIC 053  Adult Basic Math  (1-5)
Students learn to easily select and apply the knowledge, skills, and strategies to independently accomplish well-defined and structured math tasks in a range of comfortable and familiar settings using whole numbers, decimals, and percents. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate placement score on CASAS math assessment and instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.
BASIC 065  Reading in the Content Area Mathematics  (1)
Students learn to read and evaluate materials relating to math instruction and problem solving. Prepares students for the math portion of the high school equivalency tests and for academic education. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

BASIC 061  Reading in the Content Area Language Arts Fiction  (1)
Students learn to read critically for academic purposes and prepare for the high school equivalency test. PREREQUISITE: Instructor’s permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.
BASIC 064  Reading in the Content Area Nonfiction  (1)
Students learn to read nonfiction materials critically for academic purposes and to prepare for the high school equivalency test. PREREQUISITE: Instructor’s permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

BASIC 063  Reading in the Content Area Science  (1)
Students learn to read science materials critically and apply, analyze, and evaluate the materials for academic purposes and to prepare for the high school equivalency test. PREREQUISITE: Instructor’s permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.
BASIC 062  Reading in the Content Area Social Studies  (1)
Students learn to read social studies materials critically for academic purposes and to prepare for the high school equivalency test. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

BASIC 060  Adult Basic and High School Equivalency Test Preparation Writing  (1-5)
Students learn to write a variety of texts that include more complex sentence structures and multiple paragraphs easily and with few errors for a wide variety of purposes (such as different kinds of expressive, persuasive and informative purposes), and independently accomplish structured and fairly complex writing in a variety of familiar and some novel settings. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission and appropriate COMPASS placement score. This is a pass/no-credit course.
BASIC 059  Adult Basic Writing  (1-5)
Students learn to write simple narrative, informative, or expressive texts of a paragraphs and steps/instructions/commands. Students independently accomplish well-defined and structured writing activities for varied audiences (self, family, workplace, teacher) in a range of comfortable and familiar settings. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission and appropriate COMPASS placement score. This is a pass/no-credit course.

BASIC 056  Adult Basic Reading 2  (1-5)
Teaches students to quickly and accurately read and comprehend words and word groups in multiple pages of basic text to independently accomplish basic, well-defined and structured reading activities in a range of comfortable and familiar settings. Students determine the reading purpose, select reading appropriate strategies, monitor comprehension and adjust strategies, analyze information and reflect on its underlying meaning, and integrate it with prior knowledge to address reading purpose. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate placement score on ABE CASAS reading assessment; and instructor's permission.