|Basic Skills English
||This is an open-entry course which provides instruction to students with limited knowledge of standard English structure. Skill competencies include English usage, sentence mechanics, sentence formation, and basic paragraph development.
|College & Scholastic Assessment Preparation
||Prepares students to be assessed and/or to take standardized or proficiency exams in the content areas of Math
and English. This course provides an overview and review of these areas and is not intended to provide in-depth
|Basic Skills in Computers
||This is a basic computer skills class for students with no previous computer training or experience. It is designed to assist students understand the basic computer hardware and the computer operating system. The class will also focus on developing basic computer skills using Microsoft Office. Students will also become familiar with online search engines and tools and will be able to conduct a simple on-line search and use e-mail to send and receive messages.
||Designed to strengthen the student’s test taking skills and prepare them for the General Educational
Development (GED) exam. Provides instructions that develops the student’s ability to take standardized tests in the areas of reading, Social Studies, Math and Science.
|Job Readiness 100
||This course helps students develop their oral and written communication skills to prepare for work and advance in the workforce. It provides students with the opportunity to use technology to communicate in the workplace, including experience making and receiving professional phone calls, using a fax machine, writing professional emails, and other forms of electronic communication for work. The course also provides students with a foundation in basic computer skills in order to increase their chances of employment in today’s technology-driven world of business along with training on how to create a professional cover letter and resume which they can use in applying for jobs.
|ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE – LEVEL 1
||This is an open-entry open-exit course that emphasizes listening/speaking skills and reading/writing skills at a beginning level. The focus of the course is comprehension and communication at the basic skills level in relation to familiar contexts, such as health, survival skills, employment, and community resources. Basic grammatical structures are introduced.
|ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE – LEVEL 2
||An open-entry open-exit course that emphasizes listening/speaking skills and reading/writing skills at a beginning level. The focus of the course is on comprehending and engaging in extended conversations related to familiar contexts, such as health, employment, and community resources. Students read simple adapted narrative and descriptive passages and use basic grammatical structures to write short, clearly organized paragraphs and messages.
|ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE – LEVEL 3
||Course emphasizes listening/speaking and reading/writing skills at an intermediate-low level. Students participate in dialogues, open discussions, presentations, and journal writing about current events and cultural awareness. Students will develop skills to understand short reading passages and differentiate between fact and opinion with some accuracy as well as write clear and well-organized level appropriate short paragraphs. Completion of levels I and II or equivalent skills level is strongly recommended prior to registration.
|ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE – LEVEL 4
||ESL IV is designed to provide a transition from non-credit ESL level 3, to college credit ESL or ENL\ courses. The focus of the course is on continued development of reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension skills; composition of paragraphs with level-appropriate grammar and sentence structure; and oral presentations that demonstrate basic research and critical thinking skills in use of multimedia sources. Furthermore, transition strategies for transfer onto college credit courses are studied.
|ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE – Speech 1
||An open-entry open-exit course centered on basic oral communication skills at the intermediate low ESL level. Pronunciation, rhythm, stress, and intonation are practiced for better oral communication and development of patterns of
English conversation. Students learn to give brief prepared oral presentations
|Civics - Citizenship
||This is an open-entry/open exit course. Intended for beginning high to intermediate low English Language
Learners. Designed to introduce students to the United States naturalization process, and instruction in United States history, and government. Students will be able to identify the basic naturalization interview skills necessary to become a citizen and communicate in standard American English in academic, professional and life skills situations.