Adult Basic Education (ABE)

2016-17 Edition

ABE 0741. Adult Basic Education. 0 Credits.

Beginning literacy and other academic skills related to personal, family, work, and community needs. These skills are the foundation for developing higher-level employability skills. Prerequisites: Reading placement at CASAS 201-210; listening and speaking skills in English at SPL 5 or higher.

ABE 0744. Adult Basic Education: Secondary. 0 Credits.

Provides instruction for adults who wish to improve skills in reading, math, and writing, or who wish to prepare for the State GED Examination.

ABE 0750M. Bilingual Basic Skills-ESL Mixed. 0 Credits.

Course consisting of two, three, or all four levels of Academic English (ESL-Low, ESL-Intermediate, ESL-High, ESL-Advanced) designed to help non-native speakers, ages 16-21, improve their language skills in preparation for college-level courses. Students continue to develop their skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening to prepare them for college-level coursework.

ABE 0759. ABE Career Pathways Support. 0 Credits.

Provides academic support for ABE students while they are concurrently enrolled in Career Pathway's designated CTE courses for ABS (Adult Basic Skills) students. Runs 80-96 hours per term concurrently with the CTE courses. Prerequisite: ABE 0744 or CASAS Reading score 230 or successfully completed 2 out of 4 GED tests. Department permission required (Career Pathways and ABE).

ABE 0765. Tutoring ABE 1. 0 Credits.

ABE 0782. Fundamentals of Mathematics. 0 Credits.

Covers whole numbers, fractions and decimals to write, manipulate, interpret and solve application and formula problems. Introduces mathematical concepts numerically, graphically, and symbolically, in oral and written form. Recommended: Placement into RD 80 or higher or CASAS score of 221 or higher and placement below MTH 20. Prerequisite: Department permission.

ABE 0783. Fundamentals of Reading. 0 Credits.

Enables students to advance in purposeful reading by developing strategies that increase vocabulary understanding, improve fluency, strengthen comprehension and integrate prior knowledge. Prerequisites: Reading placement at CASAS 215 or higher, COMPASS reading score of 48 or lower, listening and speaking skills in English at SPL 5 or higher.

ABE 0784. Fundamentals of Writing. 0 Credits.

Covers basic communication skills, language mechanics, grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and paragraph and short essay development. Prerequisites: Reading placement at CASAS 215 or higher; COMPASS score of 27 or lower; listening and speaking skills in English at SPL 5 or higher.

ABE 0787. Foundations of Math II. 0 Credits.

Covers rational numbers (fractions, percents, decimals, ratio, and proportion), pre-algebra, algebra, statistics, geometry and measurements. Includes applications involving whole numbers, decimals and fractions. Recommended: Placement into RD 80 or higher or CASAS Reading score of 221 or higher and CASAS Math score of 221 or higher.

ABE 0790. Intermediate Integrated Reading and Writing. 0 Credits.

Integrates reading and writing skills to enhance critical thinking, analysis, and synthesis of information for understanding and effective communication. Required: CASAS Reading Placement 210-234. Prerequisite: Department permission required.

ABE 0791. Advanced Integrated Reading and Writing. 0 Credits.

Integrates reading and writing skills to enhance critical thinking, analysis, and synthesis of information for understanding and effective communication. Prerequisite: CASAS Reading Placement 235 or higher.