Students accepted for study in degree, diploma, or certificate programs and whose academic records or Entering Student Assessment scores, or both, indicate a need to strengthen learning skills to improve their chances for success will be required to enroll in Intermediate Studies courses.
These developmental courses are precollege level and do not apply toward degree, diploma, or certificate requirements. Students who have been out of school for some time or who lack confidence in their skills to succeed in college level work may also enroll.
Developmental courses are designed to help students achieve proficiency in communications (reading, writing, listening, and speaking), mathematics, and general study skills. The courses emphasize an individual approach which utilizes an assessment of each student's needs in planning a meaningful course of study. Academic records of students designated as in need of developmental studies will be reviewed at the end of each semester by faculty to determine the students' academic progress and to ascertain their continuance at the College.
Students enrolled in developmental studies courses who anticipate receiving any financial assistance should contact the College's Financial Aid Office.
Intermediate studies include the following (click on the course number for a description):
OTP 070 Reading Workshop
OTP 080 Writing I
OTP 081 Writing II
OTP 091 Prealgebra