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Transitional Studies


TS 011  GED® Preparation for iGRAD  (1-12)

Provides contextualized instruction in basic reading, writing, science, social studies and math to help students prepare for and pass the GED® test. PREREQUISITE: Reading CASAS score of 221 or higher, and instructor's permission. Students must be admitted through iGRAD. This is a pass/no-credit course.

TS 020  Transitional Studies Academic Orientation and Planning  (1-3)

Prepares basic skills students for success in their program. Students explore learning style preferences, set meaningful goals, and prepare for their content courses. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no credit course.

TS 024  HS 21+ Pacific NW & Washington State History  (5)

Examines the emergence of the modern Pacific Northwest beginning with the earliest geological creation of the region and continuing with Native American habitation, contact with Euro-Americans, the development of trade and early settlement, the development of an industrial economy, the cycle of 20th century wars and depression, and the post-World War II emergence of the Pacific Northwest. Students who successfully complete this course will earn High school 21+ credits in Washington State History. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate CASAS placement score and instructor's permission.

TS 025  Civics and Government for HS+21  (3-5)

Introduces students to the American political system; its core values and principles as set forth in foundational documents, as well as its origins, institutions and operations. Includes brief treatments of political parties, historic development of American politics, civil liberties, plus taxes and budgets. Introduces students to the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and of democratic civic involvement. Students who successfully complete this course earn High School 21+ credits in Civics and Government. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate CASAS placement score and instructor's permission.

TS 045  Language Arts in Life Science Level 5  (5-10)

Introduces Level 5 students to the basic principles of life science through reading and writing. Also introduces students to the history and nature of science. Students explore the fundamental concepts of cells, populations, ecosystems, and natural selection. Students who successfully complete this course earn High School 21+ credits in a Life Science. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate CASAS placement score and instructor's permission.

TS 046  Language Arts in Life Science Level 6  (5-10)

Introduces Level 6 students to the basic principles of life science through reading and writing. Also introduces students to the history and nature of science. Students explore the fundamental concepts of cells, populations, ecosystems, and natural selection. Students who successfully complete this course earn High School 21+ credits in a Life Science. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate CASAS placement score and instructor's permission.

TS 051  Fundamentals of Numeracy  (1-5)

Students learn to understand the language of math, and develop skills to easily accomplish well-defined and structured math tasks independently in a range of relevant settings using whole numbers and decimals. Students also develop basic English language reading, listening, and speaking skills contextualized with math acquisition. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

TS 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. This is a pass/no credit course. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate placement score on CASAS math assessment and instructor's permission. This is a pass/no credit course.

TS 055  Transitional Studies Math Review  (5-10)

Students review basic operations of arithmetic including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, proportions, place value, roots, and basic concepts related to measurements and geometry. Methods include use of hands-on manipulatives. Study skills incorporate into the curriculum. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate CASAS placement score and instructor's permission.

TS 056  Transitional Studies Pre-Algebra  (5-10)

Study of problem solving, geometry and measurement, exponents and signed numbers. Includes introductory work with polynomials, simple equations, basic descriptive statistics, and graphing. PREREQUISITE: MATH 062 or TS 055 and a valid CASAS score on file with the college, or high school transcript evaluation; and instructor's permission.

TS 057  Transitional Studies Elementary Algebra  (5)

Study of properties and terminology of real numbers, absolute value, simplifying algebraic expressions, integer exponents, graphing and solving linear equations and inequalities, unit analysis, ratios, rates, and proportions, solving systems of equations, factoring and performing operations on polynomial expressions, Pythagorean Theorem, functions, and applications. Course requires a graphing calculator. RECOMMEND: Eligible for READ 104. PREREQUISITE: TS 056 with a grade of 2.5 or higher; or appropriate CASAS placement score; or high school transcript evaluation.

TS 062  Language Arts in Social Studies Level 2  (5-10)

Introduces Level 2 students to the basic principles of civics and government, US history, economics, geography, or current world problems. Students practice critical reading skills in the context of social studies-related texts. Students demonstrate analysis and understanding of social studies readings and concepts through the writing process. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate placement score on CASAS and instructor's permission.

TS 063  Language Arts in Social Studies Level 3  (5-10)

Introduces Level 3 students to the basic principles of civics and government, US history, economics, geography, or current world problems. Students practice critical reading skills in the context of social studies-related texts. Students demonstrate analysis and understanding of social studies readings and concepts through the writing process. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate placement score on CASAS and instructor's permission.

TS 064  Language Arts in Social Studies Level 4  (5-10)

Introduces Level 4 students to the basic principles of civics and government, US history, economics, geography, or current world problems. Students practice critical reading skills in the context of social studies-related texts. Students demonstrate analysis and understanding of social studies readings and concepts through the writing process. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate placement score on CASAS and instructor's permission.

TS 065  Language Arts in Social Studies Level 5  (5-10)

Introduces Level 5 students to the basic principles of civics and government, US history, economics, geography, or current world problems. Students practice critical reading skills in the context of social studies-related texts. Students demonstrate analysis and understanding of social studies readings and concepts through the writing process. Students who successfully complete this course earn High School 21+ credits in Social Studies. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate placement score on CASAS and instructor's permission.

TS 066  Language Arts in Social Studies Level 6  (5-10)

Introduces Level 6 students to the basic principles of civics and government, US history, economics, geography, or current world problems. Students practice critical reading skills in the context of social studies-related texts. Students demonstrate analysis and understanding of social studies readings and concepts through the writing process. Students who successfully complete this course earn High School 21+ credits in Social Studies. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate placement score on CASAS and instructor's permission.

TS 072  Language Arts and Literature Level 2  (5-10)

Introduces Level 2 students to the basic principles of the mechanics of writing and strategies to develop and organize complex ideas in writing. Students practice critical reading skills and demonstrate understanding of a variety of texts, including fiction, nonfiction, and informational through the writing process. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate placement score on CASAS and instructor’s permission.

TS 073  Language Arts and Literature Level 3  (5-10)

Introduces Level 3 students to the basic principles of the mechanics of writing and strategies to develop and organize complex ideas in writing. Students practice critical reading skills and demonstrate understanding of a variety of texts, including fiction, nonfiction, and informational through the writing process. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate placement score on CASAS and instructor’s permission.

TS 074  Language Arts and Literature Level 4  (5-10)

Introduces Level 4 students to the basic principles of the mechanics of writing and strategies to develop and organize complex ideas in writing. Students practice critical reading skills and demonstrate understanding of a variety of texts, including fiction, nonfiction, and informational through the writing process. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate placement score on CASAS and instructor’s permission.

TS 075  Language Arts and Literature Level 5  (5-10)

Introduces Level 5 students to the basic principles of the mechanics of writing and strategies to develop and organize complex ideas in writing. Students practice critical reading skills and demonstrate understanding of a variety of texts, including fiction, nonfiction, and informational through the writing process. Students who successfully complete this course earn High School 21+ credits in Language Arts and Literature. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate placement score on CASAS and instructor's permission.

TS 076  Language Arts and Literature Level 6  (5-10)

Introduces Level 6 students to the basic principles of the mechanics of writing and strategies to develop and organize complex ideas in writing. Students practice critical reading skills and demonstrate understanding of a variety of texts, including fiction, nonfiction, and informational through the writing process. Students who successfully complete this course earn High School 21+ credits in English. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate CASAS placement score and instructor's permission.

TS 082  Language Arts and Literature Level 2  (5-10)

Introduces Level 3 students to the basic principles of physical science through reading and writing. Also introduces students to the history and nature of science. Students explore the fundamental concepts of physics, chemistry, astronomy and earth science. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate CASAS placement score and instructor's permission.

TS 083  Language Arts and Literature Level 3  (5-10)

Introduces Level 3 students to the basic principles of physical science through reading and writing. Also introduces students to the history and nature of science. Students explore the fundamental concepts of physics, chemistry, astronomy and earth science. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate CASAS placement score and instructor’s permission.

TS 084  Language Arts and Literature Level 4  (5-10)

Introduces Level 4 students to the basic principles of physical science through reading and writing. Also introduces students to the history and nature of science. Students explore the fundamental concepts of physics, chemistry, astronomy and earth science. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate CASAS placement score and instructor’s permission.

TS 085  Language Arts in Physical Science Level 5  (5-10)

Introduces Level 5 students to the basic principles of physical science through reading and writing. Also introduces students to the history and nature of science. Students explore the fundamental concepts of physics, chemistry, astronomy and earth science. Students who successfully complete this course earn High School 21+ credits in science. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate CASAS placement score and instructor’s permission.

TS 086  Language Arts in Physical Science Level 6  (5-10)

Introduces Level 6 students to the basic principles of physical science through reading and writing. Also introduces students to the history and nature of science. Students explore the fundamental concepts of physics, chemistry, astronomy and earth science. Students who successfully complete this course earn High School 21+ credits in science. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate CASAS placement score and instructor’s permission.

TS 087  Language Arts in Life Science Lab Level 5  (5)

Level 5 students are introduced to history, nature, basic principles of life and physical science, interacting directly with the material world, data collection techniques, models and theories of science. Through reading, writing, and laboratory experiments students explore fundamental concepts of cells, populations, natural selection, physics, chemistry, astronomy, earth science. Students who pass this course earn HS21+ LAB Science credits. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate CASAS placement score and instructor's permission.

TS 088  Language Arts in Life Science Lab Level 6  (5)

Level 6 students are introduced to history, nature, basic principles of life and physical science, interacting directly with the material world, data collection techniques, models and theories of science. Through reading, writing, and laboratory experiments students explore fundamental concepts of cells, populations, natural selection, physics, chemistry, astronomy, earth science. Students who pass this course earn HS21+ LAB Science credits. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate CASAS placement score and instructor's permission.

TS 095  HS 21+ Prior Learning Assessment 1  (5-15)

Allows students to earn high school-level credit for prior experience or learning on an individual basis. Involves documentation of the skill or training in question, including but not limited to health and fitness, occupational education and fine arts, accompanied by a 2-page (750 word) reflection, written by the student/applicant, that describes the importance of this skill and why it should be considered for high school credit. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no credit course.

TS 096  HS 21+ Prior Learning Assessment 2  (5-15)

Allows students to earn high school-level credit for prior experience or learning on an individual basis. Involves documentation of the skill or training in question, including but not limited to health and fitness, occupational education and fine arts, accompanied by a 2-page (750 word) reflection, written by the student/applicant, that describes the importance of this skill and why it should be considered for high school credit. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. This is a pass/no credit course.

TS 101  College Link  (2)

Provides students the opportunity to learn and apply strategies that will promote their success in college life. Students complete a detailed personal portfolio and use this to develop a comprehensive plan for their career and education. Other major components of the class include leadership, dynamic learning theory, diversity & inclusion, and problem solving strategies.