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Adult Basic Skills

Course Descriptions

ABE 030     5 credits
Basic Reading Skills

This course, in conjunction with ABE 031 Intermediate Reading and ABE 032 Advanced Reading, will prepare students to successfully pass the reading portion of the GED as well as transition to college-level coursework. Contextualized learning and goal-setting are emphasized. Prerequisites: appropriate CASAS placement score.

ABE 031     5 credits
Intermediate Reading Skills

This course, in conjunction with ABE 030 Basic Reading and ABE 032 Advanced Reading, will prepare students to successfully pass the reading portion of the GED as well as transition to college-level coursework Contextualized learning and goal-setting are emphasized. Prerequisites: ABE 030 or appropriate CASAS placement score.

ABE 032     5 credits
Advanced Reading Skills

This course, in conjunction with ABE 030 Basic Reading and ABE 031 Intermediate Reading, will prepare students to successfully pass the reading portion of the GED as well as transition to college-level coursework. Contextualized learning and goal-setting are emphasized. Prerequisites: ABE 031 or appropriate CASAS placement score. .

ABE 040     5 credits
ABE Basic Math (replaces ABE 040, 041, 045, 046)

Arithmetic with whole numbers: including counting, identifying place value, ordering, operations on 1 to 3 digit numbers, with multiplying and dividing by only 1 digit numbers. Includes solving problems with whole numbers and understanding basic money problems. Prerequisites: appropriate assessment score.

ABE 041     5 credits
ABE Intermediate Math (Replaces ABE 042, 047)

Involves reading, writing, interpreting and operations on benchmark fractions and decimals: solving fraction, percentage, and decimal problems; solving a variety of word problems with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals; learning to apply principles of representing data. Prerequisites: appropriate assessment score.

ABE 042     5 credits
ABE Advanced Math (replaces ABE 043, 048)

Visualize and use equivalent fractions, percents and decimals, calculating discounts and tax. Apply to simple interest problems, graphs and tables, ratios, proportional equations, and measurements. Includes simple geometry problems, algebraic terms and simple equations. Prerequisites: appropriate assessment score.

ABE 043     1-10 credits
ABE Math IV

Identify and use percents, equivalent fractions and decimals, including calculating discounts and tax. Covers simple interest problems, graphs and tables, ratios, proportional equations, and measurements. Includes simple geometry problems and algebraic terms and simple equations. Prerequisites: ABE 042 or appropriate assessment score.

ABE 050     5 credits
Basic Writing Skills

This course, in conjunction with ABE 051 Intermediate Writing and ABE 052 Advanced Writing, will prepare students to successfully pass the writing portion of te GED as well as transition to college-level coursework. Contextualized learning and goal-setting are emphasized. Prerequisites: appropriate CASAS placement score.

ABE 051     5 credits
Intermediate Writing Skills

This course, in conjunction with ABE 050 Basic Writing and ABE 052 Advanced Writing, will prepare students to successfully pass the writing portion of the GED as well as transition to college-level coursework. Contextualized learning and goal-setting are emphasized. Prerequisites: ABE 050 Basic Writing or appropriate CASAS placement score.

ABE 052     5 credits
Advanced Writing Skills

This course, in conjunction with ABE 050 Basic Writing and ABE 051 Intermediate Writing, will prepare students to successfully pass the writing portion of the GED as well as transition to college-level coursework. Contextualized learning and goal-setting are emphasized. Prerequisites: ABE 051 Intermediate Writing or appropriate CASAS placement score.

ABE 076     1-10 credits
Intensive High School Equivalency Preparation

Students will increase advanced skills required for High School Equivalency (HSE) assessments. Emphasis on application of vocabulary and language patterns to understand and recognize words, math processes, and essay writing and grammar. Social studies and science topics will be addressed in context. Instruction may be offered in bilingual English/Spanish format. Prerequisites: CASAS placement.

 




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