Noncredit Basic Skills Courses

Noncredit Basic Skills Courses

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NCB - Basic Skills

NCB-002: GED Skills Development Lab (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

This lab course is designed to prepare students for the General Educational Development Tests (GED)for high school equivalency. Students learn and practice skills needed to pass the GED exams, as well as the computer skills needed to take a computer-based GED exam.

NCB-003: GED Preparation: Reading & Critical Thinking (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

NCBAS 002: Preparing for the GED: Skills Development Lab. This course focuses on the development of basic skills needed to prepare for the General Educational Development Tests (GED) for high school equivalency. Students develop reading skills such as main idea, supporting details, point of view, meaning of words and phrases, inferences, and validity of claims. These skills will enable readers to understand complex texts.

NCB-004: Ged Preparation: Writing & Reasoning (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

This course focuses on the basic skills needed to prepare for the General Educational Development Tests (GED) for high school equivalency. Emphasis is placed on the development of writing skills, including grammar, editing, development, organization, analyzing arguments and using evidence to support a claim.

NCB-005: GED Preparation: Math Skills (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

This courses focuses on basic skills needed to prepare for the math portion of the General Education Development tests (GED) for high school equivalency. Emphasis is placed on developing math and calculator skills.

NCB-901: Strategies to Improve Writing (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

Prerequisite ESL 960RW Or equivalent Prerequisite ESL 960LS Or equivalent Prerequisite ESL 960G Or equivalent Advisory ENG 905 This course gives basic skills students practice using various writing techniques that prepare them for transfer-level courses. Sentence-level strategies are the focus of this class.

NCB-902: Strategies to Improve Writing (NONCREDIT) (Min Credits: 0.0)

Advisory ENG 905 Prerequisite ESL 970RW Advisory ESL 970LS Advisory ESL 970G This course gives basic skills students practice using various writing techniques that prepare them for their transfer-level courses. Essay level strategies are the focus of this class.