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Developmental Courses

We offer preparatory courses to help develop basic skills needed for college success. Specialized instruction is provided to meet individual needs.

Students who apply for a college transfer or technical education program and need to improve basic skills in reading, grammar, composition/writing, and/or mathematics, must successfully complete appropriate developmental courses to prepare for further education.

Anyone with a high school diploma or a GED may enroll in the Developmental Studies Program; a series of courses designed to help students develop their academic skills in mathematics, reading, and writing, before proceeding with their regular curriculum courses.

The number of courses needed and length of time required to complete the courses will vary. Some students may need only one course, while others may take several semesters to complete a series of courses. Students are placed in developmental courses based on admissions test scores, the recommendation of their advisor or curriculum instructor, or voluntary selection of courses.
Students may take a combination of developmental and curriculum courses selected by program faculty during the same term. The majority of these courses are offered every term, both day and evening.

Progression Criteria: A student taking required developmental courses must earn a grade of "C" or better in order to progress to the curriculum program or to the next Pre-Curriculum course level. A grade of "D" or "F" requires the student to repeat the course.

Course Offerings

ENG 070   Basic Language Skills
ENG 080   Writing Foundations
ENG 090   Composition Strategies
DMA 010   Operations with Integers
DMA 020   Fractions and Decimals
DMA 030   Proportions, Ratios, Rates, and Percents
DMA 040   Expression, Linear Equations and Inequalities
DMA 050   Graphs and Equations of Lines
DMA 060   Polynomial and Quadratic Applications
DMA 070   Rational Expressions and Equations
DMA 080   Radical Expression and Equations
RED 070   Essential Reading Skills
RED 080   Introduction to College Reading
RED 090   Improved College Reading

For more information, contact:

Roxanna McGraw
Director, Developmental Studies & Transition Programs
Wilson, C1111D
(919) 209-2219

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