Academic Programs Developmental Education

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Mission Statement 
Developmental education at Barton Community College provides a post-secondary educational opportunity, sensitive and responsive to the individual differences and special needs among learners. To facilitate academic preparedness, we support diagnostic testing and placement, develop and provide general and discipline-specific learning strategies, and assist students in coping with barriers to learning.

Developmental Goals
To preserve and make possible educational opportunity for each post-secondary learner. To ensure proper placement by assessing each learner’s level of preparedness for college course work. To develop in each learner the skills and attitudes necessary for the attainment of academic, career, and life goals. To enable learners to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in mainstream college courses. To increase student retention.

 

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Barton ACE

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Developmental Education Courses

Check out the Bulletin of Classes for a full listing of courses available.

READ 1108   |   Basic Reading   |   3 credit hours

This course provides a means for students to develop reading skills necessary for college reading. This basic level course focuses on techniques for word recognition, vocabulary development and on fundamental comprehension skills.

READ 1109   |   Intermediate Reading   |   3 credit hours

This course is designed to promote the development of study skills, vocabulary skills, and comprehension skills needed for college reading. Intermediate Reading classes are also offered in a paired class format with a core subject class.

ENGL 1190   |   Basic English   |   3 credit hours

This course emphasizes basic writing techniques. Course content covers grammar, word usage, sentence structure and paragraph structure.

ENGL 1194   |   Intermediate English   |   3 credit hours

This course concentrates on improving writing skills necessary for successful performance in college courses and in most careers.

ENGL 1209  |  English Comp with Review  |  5 credit hours

This course is a five credit hour course for students with placement scores below college level in writing. Students in this course attend a regular English 1204 class followed by an hour of additional instruction/review with the same instructor. English Comp 1 with Review is designed to improve student learning outcomes and to ensure success in the college level course.

MATH 1798  |   Jump Math   |   2 credit hours

This course provides the opportunity for students to master math skills that they need to have to be successful in their chosen academic/career goals.

MATH 1821   |   Basic Algebra   |   3 credit hours

This course covers fundamental algebraic operations, factoring, algebraic fractions, linear and quadratic equations, exponents and radicals.

MATH 1813   |   College Prep Math I   |   3 credit hours

To provide the opportunity for students to master math skills that they need to have to be successful in their chosen academic/career goals.

MATH  1815   |   College Prep Math II   |   3 credit hours

To provide the opportunity for students to master math skills that they need to have to be successful in their chosen academic/career goals. This course is a continuation of College Prep Math for students who still need to complete 3 or more modules in the math sequence.

MATH  1817   |   College Prep Math III   |   3 credit hours

To provide the opportunity for students to master math skills that they need to have to be successful in their chosen academic/career goals. This course is a continuation of College Prep Math for students who still need to complete 3 or more modules in the math sequence.

MATH 1825   |   College Prep Math IV   |   1-2 credit hours

To provide the opportunity for students to master math skills that they need to have to be successful in their chosen academic/career goals. This course is a continuation of College Prep Math for students who still need to complete one or two modules in the sequence.