Learning Services

Learning Services Courses

Learning Skills (LRNS) 10 - Differential Learning Diagnosis (0.5 unit), 1 hour lab; 18 hours total

Through diagnostic assessment, observation, and assignments, students are made aware of their strengths and weaknesses and their preferred learning style.  Students are given assistance in arranging their instructional program so that opportunities for success are optimal.  Permission of instructor is required prior to enrollment. Pass/No Pass grading system.  Repeatable for credit 3 times.

LRNS 12 Beginning Reading Skills (2 - 4 units)
1 - 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab; 54 - 90 hours total
  
An individualized reading course that focuses on acquisition and/or strengthening of the technical skills necessary for decoding, comprehending and interpreting reading material. Special emphasis will be placed on reading in the content areas and developing the ability to respond to assigned readings both in writing and oral discussion. A tutorial lab component will provide individually prescribed self-paced supplemental instruction and skill development activities for all students enrolled in this course. Pass/No Pass grading. Recommended for students scoring in Category 1 in reading. Repeatable for credit three times or until four units are earned.
  
LRNS 17 - Computer Composition (2 units),4 hours lab; 72 hours total
  
English 17 is an integrated lab course which prepares students to write using the computer as preparation for higher level English classes. Students will learn beginning word processing and Modern Language Association formatting.  In addition, students will learn to write grammatically correct sentences using rules of grammar and punctuation.  This class is appropriate for students needing to develop skills necessary for higher level English classes and/or those who have scored into Category 1 of the English Placement testing. Pass/No Pass grading. Repeatable one time for credit.  Recommended Preparation: Concurrent enrollment in CISA 170A Keyboarding I, and either English 18 or English 19.
   
LRNS 18 - Beginning Writing (3 units)3 hours lecture; 54 hours total

English 18 is a beginning level course in paragraph writing. This class is appropriate for students needing to develop skills for ENGL 85 and above, and/or students who have scored in Category 1 of the English Placement Test. Pass/ No Pass grading.  Recommended Preparation: Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 17.
   
LRNS 19 - Intermediate Writing (3 units), 3 hours lecture; 54 hours total

English 19 is an intermediate course emphasizing the development of skills necessary for writing essays.  This class is appropriate for students needing to develop skills for ENGL 85 and above, and/or those who have scored in Category 1 of the English Placement test. Pass/No Pass grading.  Recommended Preparation: Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 17.
   
  
LRNS 50 Basic Mathematics (1 - 3 units)
0.5-1.5 hours lecture, 1.5-4.5 hours lab weekly;
 36-108 hours total
   
Designed for the student for whom traditional mathematics instruction has not been successful.  Individualized, self-paced instruction in whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, percents, measurements, pre-algebra and pre-geometry.  Not open to students who have received a CR or a grade of “C” or better in other mathematics courses without assessment.  Variable unit; Pass/No Pass grading; Open Entry/Open Exit. Repeatable for credit until 6 modules are completed, or until taken four times.