The General Education and Learning Support (LS) division offers learning support courses for students who do not meet the regular or provisional admission requirements based on their placement test scores. Students who fall into this category should enroll in the appropriate learning support class(es) during their first semester. These courses provide remediation in basic English, reading, and math skills. The knowledge and skills students achieve in the learning support courses will prepare them to be successful in both their program and General Education classes.
The Learning Support Reading course is taught in a modular-based format and allows students to progress at their own pace. Students are required to show mastery of each module before moving to the next one. After demonstrating an appropriate level of mastery for all course modules, students will exit the Learning Support Reading class. Students who do not complete all assigned modules at the required mastery level must repeat the LS Reading class until mastery is achieved.
Learning Support courses in English and math are currently being taught using the co-requisite model meaning that students enroll in the General Education course and the corresponding Learning Support course simultaneously. In the 0090 classes, students get the extra help they need to be successful in the General Education classes. Students have the opportunity to complete both classes in one semester thus moving more quickly into their program areas.
General Education and Learning Support faculty members as well as staff in the Student Success Center are eager to help students who are having difficulty. Students may find it most beneficial to schedule appointments with faculty during office hours or with Student Success Center staff during regular hours of operation.