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    Jan 22, 2022  
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Academic Preparation for College Certificate of Competency


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The Academic Preparation for College Certificate of Competency is designed to help students improve their academic reading, writing, and study skills. The certificate consists of two sequential, noncredit courses with labs that are geared toward students who need to gain college level proficiency before attempting for-credit coursework. The lecture and lab classes focus on building students’ reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing, time management, and study strategies while also providing individualized attention to help students gain confidence in their overall academic preparation.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Recognize and use different patterns of organization in college level expository writing.
  • Use inference skills when reading college level expository writing.
  • Recognize fragments and run-ons in an expository paragraph and work to avoid using them in writing.
  • Demonstrate an increased knowledge of college-level vocabulary including Latin and Greek word parts.
  • Recognize an improvement in their comprehension, critical thinking, and organization of written work.

REQUIRED CORE:

Course ID Title Hours
ENG 345NC  * and Building Basic Reading Skills 49.8
ENG 346NC  * Basic Reading Skills Lab 24.9
ENG 340NC  * and Reading and Writing Skills for College 49.8
ENG 341NC  * Reading Laboratory 24.9

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE CERTIFICATE:


149.4

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description. 

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