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When your Accuplacer Placement Test results indicate you need to strengthen reading, English, or math skills, the basic skills courses provide that opportunity. 

These Developmental Courses have met the standards for Advanced Certification from the National Association for Developmental Education:

·         COM 090 – Effective Reading
Improve comprehension and develop your vocabulary.

·         COMM 0910 – Reading and Study Skills
Learn strategies for efficient note taking, studying, and test taking.

·        ENG 095 – Introduction to Writing
Reacquaint yourself with basic grammar and punctuation rules and learn a process to make writing easier. 

·       ENGL 0960 – Writing Fundamentals
Learn how to improve the quality of your writing by focusing on content, word choice, organization, and accuracy. 

·        MATH 0900 – Computation Skills
Just a little rusty on fractions, decimals, percents, or metric conversions? This course will refresh you. 

·        MATH 0900 – Computation Skills, Computerized
Review computation skills using multimedia software package that is accessible via the Internet. 

·        MATH 0910 – Pre-algebra
Learned little or no algebra in high school? This course starts with the basics

·        MATH 0920 – Pre-business Math
Get acquainted with business terminology and typical transactions before getting into the fast-paced, college-level Business Math course.


Math Excel

Support your success in algebra. Classes meet one day a week for two hours.

Math 113 students register for MTH 106, 1 credit hour

In this lab you will:

  • Work on additional problems like those being covered in class.

  • Collaborate with other students in groups.

  • Receive assistance from an instructor and a peer tutor.

Research has shown Math Excel students have higher grade point averages in their current algebra courses and in subsequent higher level math courses than the students who do not take Math Excel.

ADVANCE is a program that will help you complete developmental education classes and earn more degree credits in the first year through Compressed Math and Linked Courses.

Compressed Math Courses

Compressed courses are two courses of developmental math that are compressed into the time and price of one course. Compressed courses enable you to reach college level classes faster while saving money on tuition.
Options include:
MTH 094-ADVANCE Pre-Business Math
Computation Skills and Pre-Business Math
MTH 096-ADVANCE Pre-Algebra
Computation Skills and Pre-Algebra
MTH 098-ADVANCE Beginning Algebra
Computation Skills and Beginning Algebra
- Meets three days a week
- 4 (non-degree) credit hours
- 6 total contact hours a week

Linked Courses

Linked courses are two separate courses that meet two days a week, back-to-back in the same quarter.  Linked courses save you time and help you build supportive relationships with other students. Linked courses have integrated assignments that count toward  both courses. You must enroll in both courses in the set.
The four sets of linked courses include:
Set 1:  SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology &
 ENG 097 ADVANCE Writing Lab
Set 2:  BUS 153 Consumer Economics &
 MTH 095 ADVANCE Pre-business Math Lab
Set 3:  BIO 101 Principles of Biology &
 COM 092 ADVANCE Study Skills Lab
Set 4:  BUS 151 Microeconomics &
 MTH 097 Beginning Algebra
- 4 (degree) credit hours
- 2 (non-degree) credit hours
- 8 total contact hours a week

Contact Us

Talk with an advisor TODAY for enrollment qualifications.

Becky Ament • (740) 588-1322 •
Associate Dean for Developmental Education
and the First-Year Experience
Justin Kish • (740) 588-1371 •
Student Support Advisor, Student Success Center