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Academic Foundations Program

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The Academic Foundations Program will help you become prepared for the rigorous demands of college-level coursework. Through a combination of courses and support services you will build skill level and knowledge in reading, writing, math, basic computer applications as well as finding, retrieving, and evaluating information.  This program works for students from all walks of life, even those for whom English is their second language (ESL).

How it works:

  • Assessment testing to ensure you are placed in courses that match your skill level. You may enter the program immediately after taking your tests.
  • Academic Counseling to map out schedules that help you accomplish your goals.
  • Coordination between instructors and support services staff to provide you with learning disabilities testing, free one-on-one tutoring, drop-in Writing Center assistance, and more.
  • Instructors who meet periodically throughout the semester for training and discussion in order to help maximize your learning.
  • Workshops throughout the semester that help you improve your skills in many different areas.
  • Access to a wide range of Support Services to help you meet your individual needs.

Academic Foundations has a series of courses designed with a slower pace, more one-on-one time with instructors, and more labs and instructional assistants to provide extra help. You may assess into them or take them even if you just want some extra help.

Academic Foundations Courses

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  • CIS 1, 30 (basic computer skills)
  • CIS 5, 20 (keyboarding and document processing)
  • CIS 37 (basic online skills)
  • English 501, 571, A, N (writing)
  • English 560, 570, 50 (reading)
  • ESL 500, 510, 520, 530, 540 (writing, reading, listening, and grammar)
  • Lib. Sci. 10A (finding info)
  • Lib. Sci. 10B (intermediate)
  • Math A (basic algebra)
  • Math 581 (arithmetic)
  • Math 582 (pre-algebra)
  • PD 1 (3 units) (college success)
  • PD 6 (3 units) (career & life planning)
  • PD 8 (1 unit) (college orientation)

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