Program Purpose: Students who complete Learning Skills courses will improve their basic skills in preparation for successful academic achievement and/or personal knowledge.
Learning Skills courses are provided for students with individually identified needs.
Introduces basic English writing skills, including grammar, usage, and correct sentence structure. Emphasizes composing clear, well-organized paragraphs and short essays.
Develops writing skills through the use of word processing software, proofreading tools and assistive technology to enhance the writing process to produce well-organized paragraphs and short essays. Provides practice and reinforcement of writing concepts and strategies. Provides instruction designed to meet the educational needs of students with or without disabilities.
Introduces strategies and skills to enhance academic success and personal growth for lifelong learning. Includes gaining self-awareness of personal responsibility, motivation, learning style preferences, career and life planning, goal setting, communication, stress reduction and the development of a self-management system. Integrates self-awareness through learning specific study strategies, including note taking, test taking, and research. Emphasizes critical thinking skills and engagement with resources on campus and in the community. Instruction designed to meet the educational needs of students with or without disabilities.
Introduces foundational math concepts designed for students with math anxiety, or those who have difficulty understanding and applying mathematical concepts. Covers basic operations with whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. Applies introductory math test-taking strategies and mnemonic skills for learning and recalling math operations that can be used in subsequent math courses.
Develops further foundational math concepts for students with math anxiety, or who have difficulty understanding and applying mathematical concepts. Includes percents, proportions, measurement, signed number arithmetic, and basic algebra. Expands on previous math test-taking strategies and mnemonic skills for learning and recalling math operations that can be used in subsequent math courses.