Credit Courses

Learning Skills (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.  Recommended for students scoring in Category 1 in reading. Pass/No Pass grading. 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 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 50 Basic Mathematics (1 - 3 units), 0.5-1.5 hours lecture,
1.5-4.5 hours lab; 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. 

PHYE 160 Adaptive Physical Education (1.5 units), 1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab; 54 hours total

Designed to meet the needs of the physically limited student.  The course will provide adaptations necessary to achieve muscular strength; cardio respiratory endurance; and flexibility, each within the parameters of the student’s ability. Repeatable for credit three times.  CSU, UC transferable. 

PHYE 162 Adaptive Aquatics (1.5 units), 3 hours integrated lecture/lab; 54 hours total

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of swimming for the disabled student.  In addition to skill acquisition, students will develop cardiovascular endurance, strength, balance and flexibility using aquatic techniques.  Repeatable for credit three times. CSU transferable.