Adult Basic Education

ABE-001: ABE Level I, Credits = 1 - 11
Instruction in reading, writing, and computational skills for individuals with a goal to improve basic skills. Placement is determined by a score of less than 200 on a CASAS or other intake assessment. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release form from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Underage Admissions policy, which is available in the Student Development Center.

ABE-002: ABE Level II, Credits = 1 - 11
Instruction in reading, writing, and computational skills for individuals with a goal to improve basic skills. Placement is determined by a score of 201-210 on a CASAS test or other intake assessment. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release form from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Underage Admissions policy, which is available in the Student Development Center.

ABE-003: ABE Level III, Credits = 1 - 11
Instruction in reading, writing, and computational skills for individuals with a goal to improve basic skills. Placement is determined by a score of 211-220 on a CASAS test of other intake assessment test. Prerequisite: All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release form from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Underage Admissions policy, which is available in the Student Development Center.

ABE-004: ABE Level IV, Credits = 1 - 11
Instruction in reading, writing, and computational skills for individuals with a goal to improve basic skills. Placement is determined by a score of 221-235 on a CASAS test or other intake assessment. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release form from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Underage Admissions policy, which is available in the Student Development Center.

ABE-004A: ABE Context Reading, Credits = 5
This course develops reading techniques for adult basic education students through focusing on the reading of pre-college textbooks and academic discussion of literature. This course helps to improve comprehension skills, critical reading skills and application of reading strategies. Students will be expected to analyze and synthesize materials at an appropriate reading speed, as well as formulate critical analysis of readings. Daily discussions, outside readings, written assignments and examinations are required. A CASAS score of 221-235 and writing assessment are used for placement. Students with an end of quarter CASAS score of 236 and above, and a grade of A may qualify for READ 088 or College Level Reading. Instructor permission required.

ABE-004B: ABE Context Writing, Credits = 5
This course is needed to support ESL students with a goal to pursue an academic or vocational pathway. Students apply academic writing concepts addressed in ENGL 77 thus providing opportunities to work toward College-level English faster. The course also provides students with an introduction to on-line course work within a supported environment. Instructor permission required.

ABE-005: Educational Interview, Credits = 1
This learner-focused orientation course can be offered with students one-to-one, in small or large groups, or in a combination of these configurations and should begin the first quarter of enrollment. Students can register for three consecutive 1 credit courses. The course must meet for at least ten hours per quarter to earn one credit. State-mandated pre-testing and assessment testing as well as the college's registration process are included.

ABE-013: Basic Math, Credits = 1 - 4.5
A group course whose focus is on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division including practice solving one-and two-step work problems, basic fractions, decimals, and simple measurement. Minimum computational skills at a level determined by intake assessment test, or by instructor permission. Prerequisite: All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Underage Admissions policy, which is available in the student development center. Students may enroll anytime throughout the year.

ABE-014: ABE Math, Credits = 1 - 4.5
Focus is on ratio, proportion, percent, simple geometry, algebra, review of fractions and decimals, and solving multi-step word problems to prepare students for the GED math test. Prerequisite: Computational skills at a level determined by intake placement assessment, or by instructor permission. All students who are under 19 years of age must have a signed release form from the last school attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Underage Admissions policy, which is available in the Student Development Center.

ABE-052: Writing Skill Building, Credits = 1 - 4.5
Prepares the ABE/ESL student for pre-college courses. Focuses on topics which parallel those covered in English 077 and English 097, including composition and organization of a well-developed paragraph, including sentence structure, grammar, and mechanics. Students will improve online computer skills. Online work emphasizes reading in order to expand background knowledge and build vocabulary. Prerequisite: CASAS score of ESL 211 or above or CASAS score of ABE 200 or above.

ABE-066: Basic e-Learning, Credits = 1 - 10
This course is designed for adult basic education students at all levels of literacy competency. This e-learning course familiarizes beginners with the basic operation and navigation of the computer, utilizes office programs for college writing and occupational applications, enhances basic communication skills using e-mail, helps students gain basic keyboarding skills, and become competent using work-related computer forms. Students will be prepared to use the computer as a tool to continue their education and obtain, or retain employment.

ABE-067: Advanced e-Learning, Credits = 1 - 9
This course is an introduction to vocational and technical skills that are necessary to become (1) employable in the changing world of technology, (2) successful in education and employment by utilizing technology, (3) competitive in technology for today's society. Prerequisite: Students must have knowledge and basic skills using a computer, accessing the Internet including email and utilizing software programs to include Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Students are required to take the Orientation to Canvas before beginning the Basic eLearning classes.