Skills Development Program

The Skills Development Program is designed for those students who need to strengthen academic skills to perform successfully and learn effectively in their General Education and major coursework. Students register for these courses at the suggestion of or with the approval of their academic advisor. The credits earned in these courses are applicable to full-time status for course load, but do not count as part of the credits required for graduation.

SD100  Basic Mathematics  (3 Credits)  

SD100 is for students whose placement scores suggest they are not ready for 100-level college math courses. Working in a computer lab and using adaptive learning software, students will work at their own pace while supported by an instructor. Diagnostic testing informs the software which modules each student needs on topics such as properties of whole numbers, principles of integers, and introduction to algebraic principles. It allows each to work at his or her own pace. Assessment at the end of the course determines students’ readiness for MA103, MA106, MA107, or MA109. 3 computer lab classes, 4 hours.

SD111  College Reading Skills I  (3 Credits)  

Prescribes and implements a program designed to help students strengthen reading skills. The program includes individual diagnosis and review of skills weaknesses, group work and supervised laboratory experience in the areas of comprehension, critical reading, vocabulary enrichment and increased reading speed.

SD112  College Reading Skills II  (3 Credits)  

Prescribes and implements a program designed to help students strengthen reading skills. The program includes individual diagnosis and review of skills weaknesses, group work and supervised laboratory experience in the areas of comprehension, critical reading, vocabulary enrichment and increased reading speed.

Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of SD111 or placement into SD112 by examination.