SRJC Course Outlines

7/23/2019 6:32:41 AMCSKLS 731 Course Outline as of Fall 2016

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CSKLS 731Title:  AC SKILLS/GED PREP I  
Full Title:  Basic Academic Skills and GED Preparation I
Last Reviewed:4/7/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum0Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum0Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR20.00 Contact DHR350.00
 Contact Total20.00 Contact Total350.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 350.00 

Title 5 Category:  Non-Credit
Grading:  Non-Credit Course
Repeatability:  27 - Exempt From Repeat Provisions
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Catalog Description:
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Instruction and individualized learning plans are provided for preparation for the GED and other High School Equivalency tests. Course also provides academic skills development in preparation for math and English placement tests; credit Math and English Pathway classes; Career Technical Education (CTE) classes; and Basic Academic Skills Certificate of Completion. First level course covers math computation, reading comprehension, sentence and paragraph skills, and basic computer skills, as determined through initial assessment.

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Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Instruction and individualized learning plans are provided for preparation for the GED and other High School Equivalency tests. Course also provides academic skills development in preparation for math and English placement tests; credit Math and English Pathway classes; Career Technical Education (CTE) classes; and Basic Academic Skills Certificate of Completion. FIrst level course covers math computation, reading comprehension, sentence and paragraph skills, and basic computer skills, as determined through initial assessment.
(Non-Credit Course)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:27 - Exempt From Repeat Provisions

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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1. Solve a variety of math problems involving whole numbers and decimals.
2. Demonstrate comprehension of basic academic, workplace, and recreational reading  through discussion and/or brief written response.
3. Use correct basic spelling, capitalization, and punctuation in simple sentences for basic academic and workplace writing.
4. Use a computer for basic word-processing, academic software, GED/HSE testing sites, and college enrollment.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Math
  a. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers and decimals;
  b. Solve basic word problems with whole numbers and decimals.
2. Reading
  a. Interpret basic textbook material in science, social sciences, and literature;
  b. Apply reading skills to news articles, basic workplace content, and pleasure reading.
3. Writing Skills
  a. Respond to selected basic-level readings in complete sentences;
  b. Write complete and correct simple sentences;
  c. Apply basic spelling and capitalization rules to class assignments and work-related writing.
4. Basic Technology
  a. Use a word-processing program for short writing assignments
  b. Navigate between computer learning programs
  c. Access and use college and GED testing systems for enrollment and other services

Topics and Scope
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Content, topics, and scope will vary, depending on student skill level
1. Math
  a. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers and decimals
  b. Basic word problems for whole numbers and decimals, including money and workplace-related situations
2. Reading
  a. Finding the main idea in paragraphs
  b. Strategies for interpreting meanings of unfamiliar words (context, dictionary)
  c. Strategies for approaching basic types of reading such as workplace-related (instructions, employment ads, memos), short fiction, news articles
3. Writing
  a. Spelling and capitalization rules
  b. Subjects and verbs
  c. Simple sentences vs. fragments
  d. Writing responses to short articles and fiction pieces
4. Basic Technology
  a. Basic computer use and navigation among assigned software programs
  b. Basic word-rpocessing and keyboarding
  c. Student portals for enrollment and other services
  d. GED and other HSE test websites

Assignments:
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1. Computation exercises in texts, worksheets, or computers
2. Reading from assigned texts, magazines, newspapers, software applications, and job-related material
3. Reading comprehension exercises in textbooks, worksheets, and educational software applications
4. Textbook, worksheets, and computer assignments on spelling, capitalization, and complete sentences
5. Written responses to reading assignments and specific topics
6. Exercises in computer use, keyboarding, and basic word-processing
7. Computer quizzes and assessment tests for academic skills

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
Reading responses; written assignments
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 50%
Basic math computation exercises
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Quizzes and assessments using multiple choice, true/false, short answer
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
Computer assignments


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Breakthrough to Math. New Readers Press. New York. 2012
Writing for the GED Test. New Readers Press. New York. 2014
Essential Reading Skills. Omie Drawhorn and Teresa Perrin. Essential Education, Corvallis, Oregon. 2013
Kaplan GED Test 2015: Strategies, Practice, and Review. Caren Van Slyke. Kaplan, Inc.New York. 2015
Instructor-prepared materials.

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