BIOL 090
Fundamentals of Biology
Developmental in nature, this course is designed to familiarize those students who have weak backgrounds in high school science with the world of science in general and human biology in particular. Being developmental, this course does not fulfill requirements toward any degree. Normally offered once a year.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

CHEM 090
Fundamentals of Chemistry
Developmental in nature, this course is designed to familiarize those students who have a weak background in high school chemistry. This course does not fulfill requirements toward any degree. Prerequisite: MATH-095 or MATH-106 with a “C” grade or better, or an appropriate score on the mathematics placement exam. An appropriate scientific calculator is required.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

ENGL 070
Basic Reading Skills
Students will increase their vocabulary by learning new words and concentrating on context clues. This course also focuses on improving comprehension skills by identifying topics, main ideas, supporting details, and the patterns of organization often used by authors. Students also practice making inferences. Those who successfully complete this course will further develop their reading by enrolling in ENGL-077. This course does not fulfill degree requirements and does not transfer. A grade of C or better is required to successfully complete this course.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ENGL 070W
Basic Reading Skills Workshop
This workshop is designed to help students increase their vocabulary, comprehension, and inference making in order to succeed in ENGL-077 College Reading Skills. Students enrolled in the workshop will receive further application opportunities on concepts covered in ENGL-077. Students enrolled in the workshop must be concurrently enrolled in a designated section of ENGL-077 College Reading Skills. This course is not designed to count toward any degree and is not transferable. A grade of "C" or better is required to successfully complete this course. Prerequisite: COMPASS Reading score of 0-39. Co-requisite: Students enrolled in the workshop must be concurrently enrolled in a designated section of ENGL-077 College Reading Skills.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00

ENGL 077
College Reading Skills
In addition to improving word recognition, comprehension, and critical thinking skills, students will learn to use active reading strategies to develop as proficient and confident readers. Students are exposed to a variety of text, including novels. ENGL-077 prepares students for the reading required of them at the college level. This course is not designed to count toward any degree and is not transferable. A grade of "C" or better is required to successfully complete this course. Prerequisites: ENGL-070 with a "C" or better or COMPASS reading score of 40-77.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

ENGL 095
Basic Writing Skills
This course is designed to help students develop the sentence and paragraph level skills necessary to succeed in ENGL-097 College Writing Skills. Students will work on sentence construction, punctuation, vocabulary, and other mechanics of writing. The course will focus on improving writing skills through practice in writing sentences, paragraphs, and short responses to assigned readings. The computing center will be utilized throughout the course. Students taking this course will be expected to continue developing their writing skills by enrolling in ENGL-097. This course does not fulfill degree requirements and does not transfer.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

ENGL 095W
Basic Writing Skills Workshop
This workshop is designed to help students develop the sentence and paragraph level skills necessary to succeed in ENGL-097 College Writing Skills. Students will work on sentence, paragraph, and essay construction; punctuation; and other mechanics of writing. Students enrolled in the workshop will receive further application opportunities on concepts covered in ENGL-097. The computer lab will be utilized as part of the workshop. This course does not fulfill degree requirements and does not transfer. Prerequisite: COMPASS Writing score of 0-29. Co-requisite: Students enrolled in the workshop must be concurrently enrolled in a designated section of ENGL-097 College Writing Skills.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00

ENGL 097
College Writing Skills
This course is designed to help students develop the writing skills necessary to succeed in ENGL-101 Rhetoric and Composition. Students will learn to write unified paragraphs and essays that are supported by concrete details and organized logically. Practice in sentence construction, punctuation, grammar, and vocabulary is also emphasized. Students will read and respond to short essays. The computing center will be utilized throughout the course. Prerequisite: ENGL-095 with a “C” or better or appropriate score on ACT or Compass placement test. This course does not fulfill degree requirements and does not transfer.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

ENGL 097W
College Writing Skills Workshop
This workshop is designed to help students develop the paragraph and essay skills necessary to succeed in ENGL-101 Rhetoric and Composition. Students will work on paragraph and essay construction, grammar, and punctuation. Students enrolled in the workshop will receive further application opportunities on concepts covered in ENGL-101. The computer lab will be utilized as part of the workshop. This course does not fulfill degree requirements and does not transfer. Prerequisite: R and COMPASS Writing score of 30-68. Co-requisite: Students enrolled in the workshop must be concurrently enrolled in a designated section of ENGL-101 Rhetoric and Composition.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00

ENGL 098
College Read and Writing Skills
This course is designed to help students develop the reading and writing skills necessary to succeed in ENGL-101 Rhetoric & Composition. Students will learn strategies to improve their reading comprehension, word recognition, critical thinking, and active reading skills to become more proficient readers. Students will also learn to write unified paragraphs and essays that are supported by concrete details and organized logically. Practice in sentence construction, punctuation, grammar, and vocabulary is also emphasized. The computing center will be utilized throughout the course. Prerequisites: COMPASS Writing score of 30-68 and COMPASS Reading score of 40-77. This course does not fulfill degree requirements and does not transfer. Completion of this course satisfies E and R prerequisites.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

MATH 085
Pre Algebra
Developmental in nature, this course is designed to strengthen the arithmetic skills of the students. Topics covered include: operation of whole numbers, fractions, percents, decimals, ratios, integers, exponents, operations with signed numbers, an introduction to geometry, and an introduction to algebra. Information on math test taking strategies and study skills will be presented and practiced along with the principles of On Course. This course is developmental in nature and cannot be used toward any associate degree. No calculators are permitted.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

MATH 095
Basic Algebra
A study of the fundamental concepts and operations of algebra, polynomials, equations, application problems, factoring, introduction to functions and graphs, systems of linear equations, exponents, radicals, and simple quadratic equations. This course is developmental in nature and cannot be used toward any associate degree. Prerequisite: MATH-085 with “C” grade or better or an appropriate score on the mathematics placement test. No calculators are permitted.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

OIS 090
Beginning Keyboarding
This course is designed to help students who have had no previous keyboarding training to develop proficiency in the use of the computer keyboard. Emphasis will be on the proper touch operation of the keyboard using appropriate technique. Students will progress at their own pace to reach a minimum keyboarding speed of 25 wpm. Grading will be on a Pass/No Pass/Fail (P/NP/F) basis. This course does not fulfill degree requirements.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00