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Class Schedule
A Complete List of Classes

 

Course Descriptions

LCTR 100 EFFECTIVE TUTORING AND PRACTICUM

Units (Grade Option) 1; Class Hours: Minimum of 8 lecture/24 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400, and MATH 110 or 111; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Explores a variety of procedures for understanding and utilizing effective peer tutoring practices. Under guided supervision, students use classroom experiences to connect theory to practice. Communication and study strategies, course specific tutoring expertise, and techniques for working with students from diverse cultural and academic backgrounds are emphasized. Transfer: CSU.

LCTR 120 LITERACY TUTORING IN THE COMMUNITY

Units (Pass/No Pass) 1; Class Hours: Minimum of 8 lecture/24 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Explores a variety of strategies for developing and implementing literacy tutoring in the community working with adults, youths, children and families. Discussion and practice focuses on communication skills, specific tutor techniques and strategies for working with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds, as well as with students who are academically “at risk.” Transfer: CSU.

LCTR 139 THE RESEARCH PAPER FROM A TO Z

Units (Letter grade) 2; Class Hours: Minimum of 96 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: This course guides students through the entire process of researching and writing a research paper. The course takes the student through eight stages, from an introduction to the types of research papers through final revisions, including library use and methods of documentation. The course may be taken either as preparation for future research paper assignments, or in conjunction with a current research assignment in another class. Transfer: CSU.

LCTR 140 PROFESSIONAL WRITING

Units (Letter grade) 2; Class Hours: Minimum of 96 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: This self-paced course provides reference, instruction and practice for writing in various professional capacities. Starting with planning a business document, assignments then address considerations that apply to all business documents, as well as the most common formats for professional writing, including letters, memoranda and proposals. Transfer: CSU.

LCTR 151 HEALTH SCIENCE VOCABULARY

Units (Letter grade) 1; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: This self-paced allied health science vocabulary course focuses on the mastery of more than one hundred roots and affixes from which thousands of words used in medical science terminology are derived. This course is aided by listening modules which assist the student with pronunciation and assignments based on the mastery learning approach. Transfer: CSU.

LCTR 698 SUPERVISED TUTORING/ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE

Units 0; Class Hours: By arrangement; Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in course in which tutorial assistance is being provided.

Description: Under the supervision of the Director the Learning Center, students receive academic assistance such as tutoring or computerized supplemental instruction in areas of academic need. Students receive computerized supplemental instruction in assignments or tutoring by tutors who have demonstrated competence in specific subject, skill and/or discipline and who have successfully completed a tutor training course. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

LCTR 810 STUDY SKILLS

Units (Pass/No Pass) 1; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Students become aware of and apply techniques that match how they learn best. This course covers important and practical study techniques that students can immediately apply in their daily academic courses, including time management, note taking, textbook studying, memory enhancement, and test taking strategies. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

LCTR 822 GRAMMAR TROUBLE SPOTS I

Units (Pass/No Pass) 1; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: This self-paced course helps students learn the language skills necessary to understand and recognize the most common errors in grammatical forms, meaning and use. After explanations and examples, the student works through troublesome areas with ample practice of each grammatical structure. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

LCTR 823 GRAMMAR TROUBLE SPOTS II

Units (Pass/No Pass) 1; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): LCTR 822 or equivalent.

Description: Continuation of LCTR 822. This intermediate level self-paced course helps students learn the language skills necessary to understand and recognize the most common errors in grammatical forms, meaning and use. After explanations and examples, the student works through troublesome areas with ample practice of each grammatical structure. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

LCTR 824 GRAMMAR TROUBLE SPOTS III

Units (Pass/No Pass) 1; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): LCTR 823 or equivalent.

Description: Continuation of LCTR 823. This intermediate/advanced level self-paced course helps students learn the language skills necessary to understand and recognize the most common errors in grammatical forms, meaning and use. After explanations and examples, the student works through troublesome areas with ample practice of each grammatical structure. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

LCTR 825 GRAMMAR TROUBLE SPOTS IV

Units (Pass/No Pass) 1; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): LCTR 824 or equivalent.

Description: Continuation of LCTR 824. This advanced level self-paced course helps students learn the language skills necessary to understand and recognize the most common errors in grammatical forms, meaning and use. After explanations and examples, the student works through troublesome areas with ample practice of each grammatical structure. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

LCTR 832 PARAGRAPH TO ESSAY WRITING

Units (Pass/No Pass) 1; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: This course helps students understand the structure and process of well-designed paragraphs and essays. Each section is divided into three parts: Pre-writing includes vocabulary exercises, and brainstorming; Structure includes a review of English grammar tenses and practice in writing accurate and varied sentences; Writing and Editing includes writing activities using the vocabulary and grammar practices before. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

LCTR 840 VOCABULARY IMPROVEMENT I

Units (Pass/No Pass) 1; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: This self-paced, workbook-based course helps students build vocabulary skills by learning 300 important basic words. The course offers practice and reinforcement through various types of exercises including matching words with definitions, choosing the correct word in context, use of prefixes and suffixes, and properly identifying synonyms and antonyms. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

LCTR 841 VOCABULARY IMPROVEMENT II

Units (Pass/No Pass) 1; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: This self-paced, workbook-based course, the second in a series of four increasingly challenging vocabulary improvement courses, helps students build vocabulary skills by learning 200 important basic words. The course offers practice and reinforcement through various types of exercises including matching words with definitions, choosing the correct word in context, and properly identifying synonyms. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

LCTR 842 VOCABULARY IMPROVEMENT III

Units (Pass/No Pass) 1; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: This self-paced, workbook-based course, the third in a series of four increasingly challenging vocabulary improvement courses, helps students build vocabulary skills by learning 200 important basic words. The course offers practice and reinforcement through various types of exercises including matching words with definitions, choosing the correct word in context, and properly identifying synonyms. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

LCTR 843 VOCABULARY IMPROVEMENT IV

Units (Pass/No Pass) 1; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Basic Skills Level: Open Curriculum; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: This self-paced, workbook-based course, the fourth in a series of four increasingly challenging vocabulary improvement courses, helps students build vocabulary skills by learning 200 important basic words. The course offers practice and reinforcement through various types of exercises including matching words with definitions, choosing the correct word in context, and properly identifying synonyms. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

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