Courses Offered

COOP 670 VOCATIONAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (1-4)

(Pass/No Pass.) (VA Institutional Rates.)

Variable work station hours. Prerequisite: Permission of the Cooperative Education Office, concurrent enrollment in a planned vocational program, and employment in a college approved job directly related to the student's academic major.

Students may receive credit for work experience related to their major field or to their established career goal. Seminars and individual conferences are scheduled at convenient times during the semester for the instructor and the student to establish learning objectives related to the student's employment. Students are given appropriate assignments related to the stated objectives and graded in accordance with the college's established grading system. As an alternative, related instruction classes meeting one hour per week, usually in the evening, are available for those students who prefer or need a more structured learning process. One unit of credit for each 75 hours worked per semester, with a maximum of four units per semester, may be earned by students with jobs related to their academic or occupational majors or goals. A maximum of 16 units of college credit may be earned in parallel Cooperative Education. Transfer credit: CSU.

COOP 671 GENERAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (1-3)

(Pass/No Pass.)

Variable work station hours.

Designed for the student who does not have a job that relates to a specific occupational goal or college major. Under the direction of the college coordinator, students focus on career awareness and development of desirable employment habits and attitudes. Each student must establish measurable learning objectives appropriate for his/her job. Students may be eligible for up to three units of credit per semester. One unit of credit may be earned for each 75 hours of paid work (approximately five hours per week) or 60 hours of volunteer work per semester. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 6 units. Transfer credit: CSU.

DSKL 811 DIFFERENTIAL LEARNING SKILLS ASSESSMENT (.5)

(Pass/No Pass)

A total of eight lecture hours: four scheduled class hours and four hours per student by arrangement, or eight hours by arrangement only.

Assessment to determine specific learning profile and academic skill levels. Students will receive information demonstrating the relationship of learning profile to academic performance and presence or absence of significant learning differences. Based upon assessment data, eligible students will receive recommendations for ADA academic accommodations and individualized learning strategies. NOTE: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $15. May be repeated once for credit. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

DSKL 817 ASSISTIVE COMPUTER ACCESS (.5-3)
(Pass/No Pass.)

Minimum of 24 lab hours for each .5 unit.
Designed primarily for students with disabilities, this course provides training in the use of computer access technologies that enhance a student’s ability to access and use microcomputers. Students will use the technology as a tool to complete assignments from concurrent subject area courses. No previous computer experience is required. (Open entry.) (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


DSKL 820 COMPUTER-BASED COGNITIVE RETRAINING (.5)

(Pass/No Pass.)
Minimum of 24 lab hours/semester.

Designed primarily for students recovering from an acquired brain injury/impairment such as head trauma or stroke, this course uses computer-based applications to provide cognitive retraining. Areas addressed include the application of memory, problem-solving, critical thinking, logic, and organizational skills to daily activities and functioning. No previous computer experience is required. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


DSKL 821 DEVELOPMENT OF SELF-ADVOCACY SKILLS: PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES (.5)
(Pass/No Pass.)

Minimum of 8 lecture hours/semester.
Exploration of self-advocacy strategies for students eligible for ADA academic accommodations. Prepares students to advocate effectively for implementation of accommodations requests both inside and outside the classroom. Includes introduction to development of informational, intra/interpersonal skills, neurology of learning disabilities/differences, rights and responsibilities, procedures and related issues. Students will participate in small group activities, including role-play. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

DSKL 822 STUDY SMART SKILLS (1)

(Pass/No Pass.)

Minimum of 16 lecture hours/semester.

Strategies to improve mathematics, reading, writing, study, and test-taking skills for students with learning differences. Applicable study techniques using triple strength learning: seeing, saying, and writing. Prepares students for self advocacy by empowering them with the tools necessary to succeed. Hands-on activities and group work. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

DSKL 825 ASSISTIVE COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY (1)

(Pass/No Pass.)

A total of 16 lecture hours plus 16 lab hours by arrangement.

Designed primarily for students with disabilities, this course provides training in the use of computer-based assistive technology that supports students' learning styles and/or physical needs. Students will use the assistive technology as a tool to complete assignments from concurrent subject area classes. No previous computer experience is required (Open entry.) May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

DSKL 825.1 Assistive Computer Technology - Kurzweil 3000 I (1)
(Pass/No Pass.)
Minimum of 16 lecture hours/semester.
Designed primarily for students with disabilities; provides training in the use of the text-to-speech program Kurzweil 3000, which supports students’ learning styles and/or physical needs in the area of reading and studying their textbooks. Students will learn how to use this assistive technology tool as an accommodation for reading and studying electronic versions of their textbooks and completing tests/exams from concurrent subject area classes. No previous computer experience is required. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


DSKL 826.1 Assistive Computer Technology - Dragon NaturallySpeaking I (1)
(Pass/No Pass.)
Minimum of 16 lecture hours/semester.
Designed primarily for students with disabilities; provides training in the use of the speech recognition program Dragon NaturallySpeaking, which supports students’  learning styles and/or physical needs in the area of written expression. Students will learn how to use this assistive technology tool as an accommodation for completing written assignments and essay-based tests/exams from concurrent subject area classes. No previous computer experience is required. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

EDUC 100 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION (3)

Three lecture hours per week. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836.

Survey of the American education system including review of the development of schools, assessment of issues facing schools, the profession, and society, and an opportunity for students to decide the career potential of education. Transfer credit: CSU (D3.)

EDUC 120 HISTORICAL, SOCIO-CULTURAL, AND PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (3.0) Minimum of 48 lecture hours plus 20 hours by arrangement/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836 and READ 836, or ENGL 846, or ESOL 400, or equivalent. Explores historical, socio-cultural, and phiilosophical aspects of American education with a specific focus on schooling. Intended for those interested in becoming teachers/professional educationrs. Transfer credit: CSU.


EDUC 200 INTRODUCTION TO CLASSROOM TEACHING (3)
Minimum of 32 lecture hours and 48 fieldwork hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
A survey of the teaching profession including: pedagogical methods; theories of learning; planning, delivering and assessing instruction; classroom management, professional and ethical considerations; diversity; and standards for the teaching profession. A total of 48 hours of fieldwork in schools is required. Transfer credit: CSU.


LSKL 109 SUPPLEMENTAL LEARNING ASSISTANCE FOR ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA (.5)
(Pass/No Pass)
Minimum of 24 lab hours. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MATH 110, MATH 111 or MATH 112.
Provides supplementary learning assistance to students enrolled in Elementary Algebra, either MATH 110, MATH 111 or MATH 112. Under the supervision of qualified faculty, course instructors reinforce concepts and skills learned in Elementary Algebra. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


LSKL 110 DIRECTED EXPERIENCE IN TUTORING (.5-3)
(Pass/No Pass.)
Minimum of 8-16 lecture hours plus 24-144 lab hours by arrangement/semester. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of B in subject to be tutored and letter of recommendation from instructor in the subject area to be tutored.
This course enables students to serve as tutors and provide academic assistance to other students (learners or tutees). Student tutors help tutee study partners to: 1) understand the concepts of specific courses and 2) apply effective study skills. (Open entry.) Transfer credit: CSU.

LSKL 400 SUPPLEMENTAL LEARNING ASSISTANCE FOR ENGLISH COMPOSITION FOR NONNATIVE SPEAKERS (.5)

(Pass/No Pass.)

A minimum of 24 lab hours. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ESOL 400.

Provides supplementary learning assistance to students enrolled in ESOL 400. Under the supervision of qualified faculty, supplemental instruction leaders reinforce concepts and skills learned in ESOL 400. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree).


LSKL 800 SUPPLEMENTAL LEARNING ASSISTANCE (.5-3)

(Pass/No Pass.)
Minimum of 24 lab hours by arrangement for each .5 unit. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in another course for which the student needs academic support in order to succeed.

Students who need supplementary instruction in the course from which they were referred receive academic support to reinforce course content and bolster academic skills. Under the supervision of qualified faculty members in the Learning Center, faculty or instructional aides will provide individual and/or group instruction to improve learning in areas of assessed need. (Open entry.) (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

LSKL 801 APPLIED STUDY SKILLS ASSISTANCE (.5-3)
(Pass/No Pass.)

Minimum of 16 lecture hours plus 16-96 lab hours by arrangement/semester.
This course assists students to develop the study skills necessary for successful college work. Under the supervision of the instructor and working with tutors, students will learn a variety of study techniques directed toward specific fields of study. These techniques include note taking, communication skills, outline preparation, etc. (Open entry.)  (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


LSKL 803 SUPERVISED PEER TUTORING (0)
(Noncredit.)
Hours by arrangement. Corequisite: Enrollment in a course for which academic support is needed in order for the student to succeed.
Students who need assistance in the course from which they were referred will receive academic support to reinforce course content and bolster academic skills. Under the supervision of qualified faculty in the Learning Center, peer tutors will provide individual and/or group instruction to improve learning in areas of assessed need. (Open entry). (Not applicable to the Associate Degree.)


LSKL 811 SUPPLEMENTAL LEARNING ASSISTANCE FOR FUNDAMENTALS OF MATH (.5)
(Pass/No Pass.)

Minimum of 24 lab hours/semester. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MATH 811.
Provides supplementary learning assistance to students enrolled in MATH 811. Under the supervision of qualified faculty, course instructors reinforce concepts and skills learned in MATH 811.  (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

LSKL 820 COMPUTER-BASED INDEPENDENT STUDY (.5-3)

(Credit/No Credit.)

A minimum of 24 lab hours by arrangement per .5 unit. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in a course in which the student needs assistance.

An individualized independent study course using computers in the Learning Center as learning assistance tools to master concepts, conduct online research, prepare college papers, or demonstrate learning through class presentations. Individualized assistance is provided by staff to meet specific student learning needs in conjunction with the requirements of the college course requiring academic assistance. (Open entry). May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree).

LSKL 826 SUPPLEMENTAL LEARNING ASSISTANCE FOR BASIC WRITING SKILLS (.5)

(Pass/No Pass.)

A minimum of 24 lab hours. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 826.

Provides supplementary learning assistance to students enrolled in ENGL 826. Under the supervision of qualified faculty, course instructors reinforce concepts and skills learned in ENGL 826. May be repeated twice for credit. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree).


LSKL 828 SUPPLEMENTAL LEARNING ASSISTANCE FOR BASIC WRITING SKILLS (.5)
(Pass/No Pass)

Minimum of 24 lab hours/semester. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 828.
Provides supplementary learning assistance to students enrolled in ENGL 828. Under the supervision of qualified faculty, course instructors reinforce concepts and skills learned in ENGL 828. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


LSKL 830 THE SENTENCE (.5)
(Pass/No Pass.)

Minimum of eight lecture hours/semester.
A supplemental course that focuses on the fundamentals of sentence structure so that students can write clearer, more grammatically correct sentences. Students will be able to apply the concepts learned in this course to their writing in any class. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


LSKL 831 EDITING AND PROOFREADING (.5)
(Pass/No Pass.)
Minimum of eight lecture hours/semester.
A supplemental course that focuses on teaching students to become stronger editors and proofreaders of their own writing. Students will work on error identification and strengthening skills in grammar, sentence structure, word choice, punctuation and mechanics. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


LSKL 832 SENTENCE COMBINING (.5)
(Pass/No Pass.)
Minimum of eight lecture hours/semester.
A supplemental course that focuses on providing students firm grounding in sentence-combining skills. Students will increase the clarity and sophistication of their writing by creating more complex and better-developed sentences. Course covers verbals, appositives, and adjective clauses. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

LSKL 833 MULTI-INTELLIGENT LEARNING STRATEGIES FOR READING AND WRITING (.5)

(Pass/No Pass.)

A total of eight lecture hours.

A supplemental course that focuses on teaching students about the theory of multiple intelligences so they can identify their own strongest intelligence systems and sample a variety of strategies to improve reading and writing difficulties. May be repeated twice for credit. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree).

LSKL 836 SUPPLEMENTAL LEARNING ASSISTANCE FOR WRITING DEVELOPMENT (.5)

(Pass/No Pass.)

A minimum of 24 lab hours. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 836.

Provides supplementary learning assistance to students enrolled in ENGL 836. Under the supervision of qualified faculty, course instructors reinforce concepts and skills learning in ENGL 836. May be repeated twice for credit. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)


LSKL 853 WRITING AND READING ASSISTANCE LAB (.5-3)
(Pass/No Pass.)

Minimum of 24 hours of computer lab instruction for each .5 unit.
Provides assistance in reading strategies and all stages of the writing process to students enrolled in any college course. Open daily, the lab allows students flexible drop-in hours and flexibility in instructional methods: one-to-one tutoring, writing and reading software, English practice groups, faculty-taught workshops, and online tutoring. (Open entry.) (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

LSKL 863 COMPOSITION SUPPLEMENT (.5-3)

(Pass/No Pass.)

Minimum of 24 lab hours/semester for each .5 unit.

Designed for students who need introductory supplementary instruction in Composition (ENGL 100) to reinforce course content and bolster academic skills. Faculty, instructional aides or peer tutors working under the supervision of qualified faculty members in the Learning Center will provide individual and/or group instruction to improve learning in areas of assessed need. Students will develop the skills needed to write essays appropriate to the transfer level. Students will develop thesis statements and use a variety of organizational strategies, academic discourse, and standard English grammar and usage. (Open entry.) (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

LSKL 864 COMPOSITION, LITERATURE AND CRITICAL THINKING SUPPLEMENT (.5-3) (Pass/No Pass.) Minimum of 24 lab hours/semester for each .5 unit. Designed for students who need supplementary instruction in English, Literature and Critical Thinking (ENGL 110) to reinforce course content and bolster academic skills. Faculty, instructional aides, or peer tutors working under the supervision of qualified faculty members in the Learning Center will provide individual and/or group instruction to improve learning in areas of assessed need. Students will develop the skills needed to interpret and employ modes of literary analysis, as well as write essays appropriate to the transfer level. Students will develop thesis statements and use a variety of organizational strategies, academic discourse, and standard English grammar and usage. (Open entry.) (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)
LSKL 872 ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA I SUPPLEMENT (.5-3) (Pass/No Pass.) Minimum of 24 lab hours/semester for each .5 unit. Designed for students who need supplementary instruction in Elementary Algebra I (MATH 111) to reinforce course content and bolster academic skills. Faculty, instructional aides, or peer tutors working under the supervision of qualified faculty members in the Learning Center will provide individual and/or group instruction to improve learning in areas of assessed need. (Open entry.) (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)
LSKL 873 ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA II SUPPLEMENT (.5-3) (Pass/No Pass.) Minimum of 24 lab hours/semester for each .5 unit. Designed for students who need supplementary instruction in Elementary Algebra II (MATH 112) to reinforce course content and bolster academic skills. Faculty, instructional aides, or peer tutors working under the supervision of qualified faculty members in the Learning Center will provide individual and/or group instruction to improve learning in areas of assessed need. (Open entry.) (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)
LSKL 874 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA I SUPPLEMENT (.5-3) (Pass/No Pass.) Minimum of 24 lab hours/semester for each .5 unit. Designed for students who need supplementary instruction in Intermediate Algebra I (MATH 122) to reinforce course content and bolster academic skills. Faculty, instructional aides, or peer tutors working under the supervision of qualified faculty members in the Learning Center will provide individual and/or group instruction to improve learning in areas of assessed need. (Open entry.) (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)
LSKL 875 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA II SUPPLEMENT (.5-3) (Pass/No Pass.) Minimum of 24 lab hours/semester for each .5 unit. Designed for students who need supplementary instruction in Intermediate Algebra II (MATH 123) to reinforce course content and bolster academic skills. Faculty, instructional aides, or peer tutors working under the supervision of qualified faculty members in the Learning Center will provide individual and/or group instruction to improve learning in areas of assessed need. (Open entry.) (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)
LSKL 876 STATISTICS SUPPLEMENT (.5-3) (Pass/No Pass.) Minimum of 24 lab hours/semester for each .5 unit. Designed for students who need supplementary instruction in Statistics (MATH 200) to reinforce course content and bolster academic skills. Faculty, instructional aides, or peer tutors working under the supervision of qualified faculty members in the Learning Center will provide individual and/or group instruction to improve learning in areas of assessed need. (Open entry.) (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)
LSKL 877 TRIGONOMETRY SUPPLEMENT (.5-3) (Pass/No Pass.) Minimum of 24 lab hours/semester for each .5 unit. Designed for students who need supplementary instruction in Trigonometry (MATH 130) to reinforce course content and bolster academic skills. Faculty, instructional aides, or peer tutors working under the supervision of qualified faculty members in the Learning Center will provide individual and/or group instruction to improve learning in areas of assessed need. (Open entry.) (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)
LSKL 878 CALCULUS I SUPPLEMENT (.5-3) (Pass/No Pass.) Minimum of 24 lab hours/semester for each .5 unit. Designed for students who need supplementary instruction in Calculus I (MATH 241) to reinforce course content and bolster academic skills. Faculty, instructional aides, or peer tutors working under the supervision of qualified faculty members in the Learning Center will provide individual and/or group instruction to improve learning in areas of assessed need. (Open entry.) (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)
LSKL 879 CALCULUS II SUPPLEMENT (.5-3) (Pass/No Pass.) Minimum of 24 lab hours/semester for each .5 unit. Designed for students who need supplementary instruction in Calculus II (MATH 242) to reinforce course content and bolster academic skills. Faculty, instructional aides, or peer tutors working under the supervision of qualified faculty members in the Learning Center will provide individual and/or group instruction to improve learning in areas of assessed need. (Open entry.) (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)
LSKL 880SB ENGLISH COMPOSITION SUPPLEMENT (.5-3)

(Pass/No Pass.)

Minimum of 24 lab hours by arrangement for each .5 unit.

Designed for students who need introductory supplementary instruction in English composition courses to reinforce course content and bolster academic skills. Faculty, instructional aides, or peer tutors working under the supervision of qualified faculty members in the Learning Center will provide individual and/or group instruction to improve learning in areas of assessed need. Students will develop the skills needed to write essays appropriate to the transfer level. Students will develop thesis statements and use a variety of organizational strategies, academic discourse, and standard English grammar and usage. (Open entry.) (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)</>

LSKL 880SC COLLEGE LEVEL INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA SUPPLEMENT (.5-3)

(Pass/No Pass.)

Designed for students who need introductory supplementary instruction in Intermediate Algebra to reinforce course content and bolster academic skills. Faculty, instructional aides, or peer tutors working under the supervision of qualified faculty members in the Learning Center will provide individual and/or group instruction to improve students’ ability to create, manipulate, and interpret mathematical models of relationships involving exponential, polynomial, radical, and rational functions. (Open entry.) (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

LSKL 880SC ESOL COMPOSITION SUPPLEMENT (.5-3)

(Pass/No Pass.)

Faculty, instructional aides, or peer tutors working under the supervision of qualified faculty members in the Learning Center will work with students to apply the writing process to generate, develop and present essays at a college level of English and critically evaluate and modify their own written language to enhance personal and academic communication. (Open entry.) (Units do not count towards the Associate Degree.)>

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