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Academic Skills Courses

ASC 067     ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER     (1-3 credits)
Help for English Language Learners to communicate effectively in daily life. Areas or concentration include speaking, listening, reading, and writing. S/U grading only. Not applicable toward total hours required for graduation. 

ASC 068     ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER II     (1-3 credits)
People from other countries are arriving for employment and post secondary education and a goal to expand their English skills for college courses and employment. ASC 068 would provide that preparation. S/U grading only. Not applicable toward total hours required for graduation. 

ASC 075     COLLEGE STUDY SKILLS     (2 credits)
Designed to introduce or enhance the study skills necessary for college success. Topics include personal learning styles, textbook reading, note taking, time management, test preparation, test taking, effective memory techniques and critical thinking skills. S/U grading only. Not applicable toward total hours required for graduation. 

ASC 076     APPLIED STUDY SKILLS     (1 credit)
This course applies to specific content areas. Learning and study strategies will be presented using students texts and classroom assignments. Instruction for individuals or small group inculde math, english, and computer applications. S/U grading only. Not applicable towards total hours required for graduation.

ASC 083     SPEED READING     (1 credit)
This course is designed to prepare students for better comprehensive textbook reading, to improve reading efficiency through increased reading rate with good comprehension, and to develop greater flexibility of reading speed. S/U grading only. Not applicable toward total hours required for graduation. 

ASC 087     COLLEGE WRITING PREP     (3 credits)
Designed for students whose ACT scores or performance on the English department's diagnostic essay and exam indicates a need for review of basic writing components. Instruction to provide in basic structure, organization, topic choice, punctuation, language mechanics, grammar, and editing. S/U grading only. Not applicable toward hours required for graduation. 

ASC 091     ALGEBRA PREP I     (2 credits)
This course begins the development of the fundamental skills required for the successful completion of studies in college level mathematics courses. Topics included operations with whole numbers and fractions, orders of operations, simplification and evaluation of expressions, and evaluation of one and two step linear equations. Study skills will be incorporated throughout the course. Credit earned does not count toward any degree, nor does it transfer. Placement is according to placement test scores or on a voluntary basis. 

ASC 092     ALGEBRA PREP II     (2 credits)
Prerequisites: Placement by appropriate test score or completion of ASC 091 with a grade of "C" or better. This course continues the development of the fundamental skills required for the successful completion of studies in college level mathematics courses. Topics include the solutions of linear equations and inequalities, formula manipulation, Cartesian geometry and the graphing of linear equations and inequalities, systems of equations, and an introduction to functions. Study skills will be incorporated throughout the course. Credit earned does not count toward any degree, nor does it transfer. 

ASC 093     ALGEBRA PREP III     (2 credits)
Prerequisites: Placement by appropriate test score or completion of ASC 092 with a grade of "C" or better. This course continues the development of the fundamental skills required for the successful completion of studies in college level mathematics courses. Topics include exponents and radicals, algebrais manipulation involving polynomial and rational forms, and unit analysis. Study skills will be incorporated throughout the course. Credit earned does not count toward any degree, nor does it transfer.