Basic Skills (BS)

BS ABE01  Career Information and Guidance

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Lecture: 1-90   

Information on noncredit and credit enrollment procedures, college placement, assessment, and diagnostic test administration, test score interpretation and course eligibility, career assessment, exploration, and goal setting.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 202031570BS:ABE01R - J. Fernando66-169
Winter 202031572BS:ABE01R - J. Fernando77-XXXX

BS ABE02  Adult Basic Education

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 1-288   

Improve basic skills of adult learners. Content includes basic reading comprehension, language, and mathematics.

BS ABE03  Adult Basic Education - Leadership Development

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 1-90   

Leadership styles and individual leadership skills including effective communication, facilitation, problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution. Introduction to organizational structures, governance, models and group process.

BS ABE04  Guidance and Orientation to Special Programs

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(May be taken three times for credit)
Lecture: 40   

Orientation and guidance for noncredit programs, including the College's mission, program guidelines, regulations, and eligibility requirements; information on courses and programs, and educational planning.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 202031727BS:ABE04R10:00am - 12:05pmS. Avila28A-XXXX
Winter 202031728BS:ABE04R4:00pm - 6:05pmS. Avila28A-XXXX
Winter 202031729BS:ABE04F10:00am - 12:05pmD. Mah28A-XXXX
Winter 202031730BS:ABE04F4:00pm - 6:05pmD. Mah28A-XXXX

BS ABE05  Career Development

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 4-90   

Career preparation, assessment, and interest inventory. Exploration of career fields and employment opportunities. Resume writing, cover letter, interview skills, and employment portfolio. Internet for use in career exploration.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 202031555BS:ABE05M4:30pm - 9:00pmT. Dwyer67A-116
Winter 202031652BS:ABE05MTWR1:30pm - 4:35pmF. Johnson40-125

BS ASVB1  ASVAB Preparation 1

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(May be taken two times for credit)
Lecture: 1-150   

General knowledge in five of the ten areas of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Exam for general science, word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, arithmetic reasoning, and math knowledge and test preparation skills.

BS ASVB2  ASVAB Preparation 2

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(May be taken three times for credit)
Lecture: 1-150   

Higher level concepts in math reasoning, science skills, and vocabulary found on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).

BS BIO50  Biology Basic Skills

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(May be taken three times for credit)
Lecture: 9   

Basic skills needed for students to succeed in biological science classes. Topics include a contrast of the academic demands of science to non-science disciplines, preparation for biological laboratory experiences as well as lectures, development of personal study plan to manage the large volume of information, interpretation of biological graphs and diagrams, introduction to common Latin and Greek words to build vocabulary, use of memorization techniques, application of test-taking strategies for biological exams, especially lab practica, and analysis of test results. These techniques and strategies will be discussed using biological concepts and vocabularies as examples. Recommended to be taken concurrently with any biological science class.

BS CNSL5  Career and Life Planning for ESL

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(May be taken three times for credit)
Lecture: 54   

Career and life planning through self-exploration of student personality, interests, and values. Research occupational careers, labor markets, and educational requirements for different jobs. Goal-setting, decision-making, and cohesive teamwork. Job search skills using internet and other resources. Survey campus and community programs, degrees, and resources using the college catalog. Explore opportunities after ESL.

BS GEDMA  GED Prep: Mathematics

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(May be taken two times for credit)
Lab: 1-288

Improve mathematical knowledge and skills in preparation for the Math section of the General Education Development (GED) exam. Test areas include number operations, geometry, statistics and algebra.

BS GEDSC  GED Prep: Science

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(May be taken two times for credit)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 1-288

Improve scientific knowledge and skills in preparation for the Science section of the General Education Development (GED) exam. Test areas include physics, chemistry, life science, earth science and astronomy.

BS GEDSS  GED Preparation: Social Studies

0 Units
(May be taken three times for credit)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 1-288

Improve historical knowledge in preparation for the social studies section of the General Education Development (GED) exam. Test areas include United States history, world history, geography, government and economics.

BS GEDWR  GED Preparation: Language Arts, Writing

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(May be taken three times for credit)
Lab: 1-288

Improve organizational and grammatical knowledge and skills in preparation for the Language Arts: Writing section of the General Education Development (GED) exam. Test areas include paragraph organization, sentence structure, usage, grammar mechanics and essay development.

BS HCM1  Transitional Math for Health Careers 1

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 4-288   

Contextualized basic math to prepare for successful transition to health career programs including numeracy, fractions, decimals, unit conversion, ratios, and proportions to apply to dimensional analysis.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 202031694BS:HCM1TR6:00pm - 8:05pmM. Dave67A-XXXX

BS HSEMA  HSE Preparation: Mathematics

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 1-288   

Improve mathematical knowledge and skills in preparation for the math section of High School Equivalency (HSE) exams (GED, HiSET, TASC). Test areas include number operations, algebra, statistics, and geometry.

BS HSERL  HSE Preparation: Reasoning through Language Arts

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 1-288   

Reading comprehension and writing skills in preparation for the Language Arts section of High School Equivalency (HSE) exams (GED HiSET, TASC). Test areas include reading comprehension, argument analysis and text comparison, grammar mechanics, and extended response development.

BS HSESC  HSE Preparation: Science

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(May be taken three times for credit)
Lecture: 1-288   

Improve scientific knowledge in preparation for the science section of High School Equivalency (HSE) exams (GED, HiSET, TASC). Test areas include life science, physical science, earth and space science.

BS HSESS  HSE Preparation: Social Studies

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(May be taken three times for credit)
Lecture: 1-288   

Social studies knowledge in preparation for sections of the High School Equivalency (HSE) exams (GED, HiSET, TASC). Exam areas include United States (U.S.) history, world history, geography, government, and economics.

BS LANG1  Language Skills Laboratory

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Lab: 1-320

Designed for ESL students, either enrolled in an ESL class or awaiting admission, to enhance pronunciation, listening, writing and comprehension skills. Also open to AmLa students, foreign language, American Sign Language students to enhance skills in the primary target language.

BS LRN01  Short-Term Review

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 1-80   

Review of reading comprehension, writing and language skills, number operations, algebra, and geometry.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 202031674BS:LRN01MW10:00am - 12:05pmJ. Davis79-3250
Winter 202031675BS:LRN01MW6:00pm - 8:05pmA. Terriquez79-3250
Winter 202031676BS:LRN01S8:30am - 12:35pmL. Chaplot30-114
Winter 202031677BS:LRN01S8:30am - 12:35pmL. Chaplot30-114
Winter 202031685BS:LRN01MT12:40pm - 3:05pmF. RobinsonMECA-XXXX

BS LRN03  Math Skills Review

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Lab: 1-288

Increase basic math knowledge and reduce math anxiety. Topics include fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions, percentages and the application of these skills in life and work situations.

BS LRN06  Personal Computer Applications

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 1-288   

Improve keyboarding skills using software programs. Word processing, spreadsheet, presentation software, email and internet for personal management and for use in school and at work.

BS LRN50  Learning Support Lab

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Lab: 1-320

Learning and workplace skills are enhanced by computer use and instruction for students enrolled in or seeking enrollment in a college instructional program.

BS LRN76  Improving Reading Comprehension

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Lab: 1-320

Prepares students for reading informational materials. Topics include spelling, reading comprehension, dictionary usage and how to read a textbook.

BS LRN81  Improving Writing Skills

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(May be taken two times for credit)
Lecture: 54   

Prewriting, writing, editing and revising skills. Content and structure of sentences, paragraphs and essays; emphasize development in writing through the integration of grammar and critical thinking.

BS MCCR  Math for College and Career Readiness

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 4-140   

Contextualized math course to prepare students for successful transition to college, apprenticeships, and employment. Topics include numeracy, fractions, decimals, unit conversion, ratios, proportions, algebra, measurement, and statistics.

BS MPS  Math Preparation for Statistics Success

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 4-75   

Review of arithmetic and algebraic skills that are required to be successful in college statistics. Topics include the numerical operators including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division as well as square roots, exponents, factorials, and sums. Conversion between fractions, decimals, and percent as it relates to probabilities and statistics. Work with graphs of linear equations and their slopes and finding distance between two points. Graphing, solving, and interpreting linear equations and inequalities. Evaluate algebraic expressions using order of operations. Graph and interpret lines, their slope, and find distance between two points. Introduction into basic vocabulary and concepts of statistics. Emphasis on critical reading and thinking skills as they pertain to college statistics.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 202031671BS:MPSTR9:30am - 11:00amJ. Davis78-3100

BS MPSTM  Math Preparation for BSTEM Success

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 4-75   

Review of algebraic skills to be successful in BSTEM (Business, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) courses. Topics of review include fundamental operations on algebraic expressions and functions; simplify polynomial and rational expressions; apply properties of exponents and evaluate exponential expressions and functions; and solve linear systems of equations with elimination, substitution, and matrix row operations.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 202031672BS:MPSTMTR11:05am - 12:35pmJ. Davis78-3100
Winter 202031673BS:MPSTMTR6:00pm - 8:05pmF. Robinson78-3100

BS MTH01  Developmental Mathematics Concepts and Applications

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Lab: 1-320

Hands-on activities and practical applications of algebraic principles: elementary geometry, signed numbers, ratio and proportion, factoring, pre-algebra, linear and quadratic equations, complex numbers, graphing, functions, sequences, linear and non-linear inequalities and systems, progressions, and sigma notation.

BS RWCCR  Reading and Writing for College and Career Readiness

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lecture: 1-80   

Contextualized reading and writing course to prepare students for successful transition to apprenticeships, college, and career. Skimming and scanning, annotation, reading for main idea, reading strategies, sentence structure, summarizing versus responding, paragraph structure, paragraph types, reading charts and graphs, and vocabulary.

BS STD80  Foundations for Academic Success

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Lab: 54

College success course emphasizing academic achievement that promotes learning through self-awareness, time management, listening, note-taking, oral and written communication, test-taking, memorization and the use of campus resources using a brain-based perspective.

BS TR01  All Subject Tutoring

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(May be taken four times for credit)
Lab: 1-320

Assistance in writing, reading, mathematics, and study skills through tutoring and computer-based learning. Tutorial assistance in other subject areas may be available.

BS TR02  Tutoring Techniques

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Lecture: 9   

Explores learning theories and tutoring techniques for tutoring individuals and small groups. Emphasis is placed on encouraging independent learning.

BS WRT2  Basic Writing Skills Development

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Lab: 1-320

Enhance basic skills in reading and writing, via the use of computer-assisted learning, email and on-line tools.

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