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Academic Skills Courses

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ASC 067 ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER (1-3 credits)
Help for English language learners to communicate effectively in daily life. Areas of concentration include speaking, listening, and writing. Upon recommendation of the instructor, this course may be repeated for additional credit. Prerequisite: TOEFL minimum score of 60-65, IELTS score of 5.5

ASC 075           COLLEGE STUDY SKILLS.................................................................................................................................. 2

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.

ASC 076 APPLIED STUDY SKILLS (1 credit)
This course applies to specific content areas. Instruction includes tutorials in keyboarding, computer applications, mathematics, and accounting. (Not applicable toward total hours required for graduation at any campus.) S/U

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. (Not applicable toward total hours required for graduation at any campus.) S/U

ASC 087 COLLEGE WRITING PREPARATION (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 is provided in basic structure, organization, topic choice, punctuation, language mechanics, grammar, and editing. (Not applicable toward total hours required for graduation at any campus.) S/U

 ASC 091           ALGEBRA PREP 1................................................................................................................................................ 2

This course begins the development of the fundamental skills required for the successful completion of studies in college level mathematics courses. Topics include operations with whole numbers and fractions, orders of operation, 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 towards any degree, nor does it transfer. Placement is according to placement test scores or on a vocabulary basis.

ASC 092           ALGEBRA PREP II............................................................................................................................................... 2

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 towards any degree, nor does it transfer.

ASC 093           ALGEBRA PREP III.............................................................................................................................................. 2

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, algebraic manipulation involving polynomial and rational forms, and unit analysis. Study skills will be incorporated throughout the course. Credit earned does not count towards any degree, nor does it transfer.

ASC 100 FRESHMAN SEMINAR (1 credit)
A freshman experience. Topics include, but are not limited to, team building, campus services, adjusting to college, time management, academic advising, academic policies, learning styles, stress management, and paying for college. S/U