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Adult & Basic Skills Education

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Adult & Basic Skills Education : Our Programs

Our Programs

English as a Second Language (ESL)
Learn to speak, read and write English through our free courses that focus on conversation and beginning grammar. We will assess and place you in a class that best fits your needs. One of our counselors will also monitor your progress and help you transition into higher level credit ESL classes on campus.
GED Preparation
Pass your GED test today. We offer free preparation classes. The General Education Development (GED) certificate is widely accepted as an equivalent to a high school diploma. The certificate is earned by passing five official GED tests in the areas of writing, reading, social studies, science and mathematics. Getting your GED certificate can make a big difference in your ability to get and keep a job or to qualify for further education.
We will assess your Math and English levels and place you into a class that best fits your needs. We offer free preparation classes that focus on reading comprehension and mathematics. We do not offer the GED test at our location, but our program will monitor your progress, help you with the registration process and find a convenient location for you to take the test.
Civics (Citizenship)
Let us help you begin the process to become a U.S. citizen today. During your naturalization eligibility interview, a USCIS Officer will test your ability to read, write, and speak English (unless you are exempt from the English requirements). You will also be given a civics test in English, to test your knowledge and understanding of U.S. history and government, unless you are exempt. Our classes will prepare you to pass the reading, writing and speaking tests. We also have services to help you complete the N-400 form and to answer any questions regarding the process.

Adult & Basic Skills Education Deparment Active Curriculum 
Course Title Description
Basic Skills English BSICSKL 002CE Provides reading and writing instruction and practice in an individualized-instruction laboratory. Students meet in flexible groups with the instructor or tutor and work on a flowchart of assignments at their assessed instructional level. Computerized programs may be used for instruction and practice.
College & Scholastic Assessment Preparation BSICSKL 023CE 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 BSICSKL 025CE Computer literacy. Fundamentals of the Internet and Microsoft processing applications: Power Point, Publisher, and Word. Students acquire basic computer literacy skills necessary for the parental support of children’s homework, and self-improvement of performance at the place of work. Topics include ethical and careful use of the Internet, email, chat rooms, and search engines
GED Preparation BSICSKL 038CE 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 BSICSKL 091CE 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  ESLNC 007CE 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  ESLNC 008CE 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 ESLNC 009CE 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  ESLNC 015CE 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  ESLNC 023CE 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 ESLCVCS 001 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.

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Office is located in LRC 208, this is the building directly across from the water fountain.
La oficina está ubicada en LRC 208, este es el edificio directamente enfrente de la fuente de agua.



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