Developmental education and learning assistance
CCBC offers a
comprehensive array of courses and services to assist under-prepared
students. The purpose of developmental education is to develop in each
learner the skills and attitudes necessary for the attainment of academic,
career and life goals. CCBC ensures proper placement by
assessing each learner’s level of preparedness for college course work.
CCBC offers students the opportunity to
improve basic skills through developmental courses in reading, writing
and mathematics. These courses prepare students for college level
instruction. Students who are placed in developmental courses must
enroll in these courses within their first 15 credit hours.
Students without the minimal skills required for developmental courses
may be restricted from registering from those courses. In many cases,
these students will be referred to the Academic Skills Enhancement (ASE)
courses offered by the Continuing Education and Economic Development
Division. ASE courses prepare students for developmental course work.
Students who are placed in developmental reading courses are required to
enroll in SDEV 101, Achieving College Success. This course, which is
open to all students, orients students to college and offers instruction
in goal setting, general study skills and critical thinking/problem
Students may elect to enroll in special sections of developmental
courses that are offered with learning communities. Learning
communities, which pair developmental courses with credit courses, help
students apply their new skills to college-level courses.
For more information, contact the Senior Director for Developmental
Education, Dr. Donna McKusick.