This program provides post-secondary students with instruction in basic math, English, and reading. As the point of entry for learners needing academic development, Developmental Studies is sensitive to the needs of students making the transition to a college environment. Our goal is to enable students to develop those skills and behaviors that will lead to successful academic achievement at Johnston Community College.
Initial student placement in developmental courses is based primarily on college placement scores; however, course enrollment may also be voluntary or recommended by the student's faculty advisor. Students may take a combination of developmental and curriculum courses. Grades earned in developmental courses are not included in the grade point average and credit hours earned do not count toward graduation. The majority of developmental courses are offered every term, both day and evening.
Developmental Reading and English (DRE)
In compliance with the state redesign of developmental reading and English, the current developmental English and reading courses have been integrated. The new prefix is DRE - Developmental Reading and English. Students who have successfully reached mastery of a DRE course material with receive a grade of "P" and those who do not reach mastery level will receive a grade of "R" and will be required to retake the course until mastery is demonstrated.
DRE 096 Integrated Reading and Writing
DRE 097 Integrated Reading & Writing II
DRE 098 Integrated Reading & Writing III
Developmental Mathematics (DMA)
In compliance with the state redesign of developmental mathematics, Developmental Studies mathematics courses have a minimum passing grade of 85%. Students achieving at or above this level of mastery will receive a grade of 'P' and those who do not reach the 85% mastery will receive a grade of 'R' and will be required to retake the module until mastery is demonstrated.
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 065 Algebra for Precalculus
For more information, please contact:
Director of Developmental Studies & Transition Programs