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Academic Skills (ACSK)

Our Mission

  1. To provide a learning program and curriculum that maximizes student success;
  2. To recognize and respect the individual differences and diversity inherent in a modern learning community;
  3. To protect the dignity and confidentiality of all learners;
  4. To provide a learning environment that is safe, adaptable and engaging;
  5. To investigate multiple means of expression, representation and engagement to increase student motivation;
  6. To encourage independent life-long learners who contribute to the local economic growth and community development;
  7. To share knowledge of the learning process with students, faculty and the college as a whole in a collaborative partnership for the enhancement of learning for all students; and
  8. To improve instruction and the program through systematic evaluation.

Academic Skills Courses

  • ACSK courses are offered each semester to improve reading, writing, math, computer literacy, test preparation, study skills, and college success.

ACSK 150 - Beginning Writing Essentials

Progressive, individualized instruction in fundamentals of English grammar, essential elements of writing, and conventions of sentence and paragraph development. Computer composing. Designated "special class" (Title 5, Section 56028). Grades: CR/NC. Non Degree Applicable.

3.000 Credit Hours
54.000 Lecture hours
18.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lab/Studio/Activity, Lab/Studio/Activity P/T inst.

Barstow College College
SOCIAL SCIENCES Division
Academic Support Department

Course Attributes:
Basic Sklls - Precollegiate

ACSK 151 - Intermediate Writing Essentials

Review of English grammar and basic elements of writing; concentration on the writing of representational discourse, expansion of computer composing. Designated "special class" (Title 5, section 56028). Grades: CR/NC. Non Degree Applicable

3.000 Credit Hours
54.000 Lecture hours
18.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lab/Studio/Activity, Lab/Studio/Activity P/T inst.

Barstow College College
SOCIAL SCIENCES Division
Academic Support Department

Course Attributes:
Basic Sklls - Precollegiate

ACSK 152 - Advanced Writing Essentials

Review of basic maxims of written communications and composing of representational discourse, introduction to fundamentals of expository writing; refinement of computer composing. Designated "special class" (Title 5, section 56028). Grades: Credit/No Credit. Non Degree Applicable

3.000 Credit Hours
54.000 Lecture hours
18.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lab/Studio/Activity, Lab/Studio/Activity P/T inst.

Barstow College College
SOCIAL SCIENCES Division
Academic Support Department

Course Attributes:
Basic Sklls - Precollegiate

ACSK 153 - Beginning Arithmetic Essentials

Progressive, individualized instruction in basic arithmetic computation: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers. Designated "special class" (Title 5, section 56028). Grades: CR/NC. Non Degree Applicable.

3.000 Credit Hours
54.000 Lecture hours
18.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lab/Studio/Activity, Lab/Studio/Activity P/T inst.

Barstow College College
SOCIAL SCIENCES Division
Academic Support Department

Course Attributes:
Basic Sklls - Precollegiate

ACSK 154 - Intermediate Arithmetic Essentials

Individualized progressive instruction in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions. Designated "special class" (Title 5, section 56028). Grades: CR/NC. Non Degree Applicable

3.000 Credit Hours
54.000 Lecture hours
18.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lab/Studio/Activity, Lab/Studio/Activity P/T inst.

Barstow College College
SOCIAL SCIENCES Division
Academic Support Department

Course Attributes:
Basic Sklls - Precollegiate

ACSK 155 - Advanced Arithmetic Essentials

Individualized, progressive instruction in decimals, proportions, and percents. Designated "special class" (Title 5, section 56028). Grades: CR/NC. Non Degree Applicable

3.000 Credit Hours
54.000 Lecture hours
18.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lab/Studio/Activity, Lab/Studio/Activity P/T inst.

Barstow College College
SOCIAL SCIENCES Division
Academic Support Department

Course Attributes:
Basic Sklls - Precollegiate

ACSK 156 - Beginning Reading Essentials

Progressive, individualized instruction in fundamentals of reading: phonics, word attack skills, vocabulary building, spelling, and improvement of reading comprehension. Designated "special class" (Title 5, section 56028). Grades: CR/NC. Non Degree Applicable

3.000 Credit Hours
54.000 Lecture hours
18.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lab/Studio/Activity, Lab/Studio/Activity P/T inst.

Barstow College College
SOCIAL SCIENCES Division
Academic Support Department

Course Attributes:
Basic Sklls - Precollegiate

ACSK 157 - Intermediate Reading Essentials

Review of word attack skills, as needed, and concentrated instruction in vocabulary building, spelling, and development of techniques and strategies for improvement of reading comprehension at the literal and interpretive levels of understanding. Designated "special class" (Title 5, section 56028). Grades: CR/NC. Non Degree Applicable

3.000 Credit Hours
54.000 Lecture hours
18.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lab/Studio/Activity, Lab/Studio/Activity P/T inst.

Barstow College College
SOCIAL SCIENCES Division
Academic Support Department

Course Attributes:
Basic Sklls - Precollegiate

ACSK 158 - Advanced Reading Essentials

Continued instruction in vocabulary building and spelling, improvement of reading rate and reading comprehension, and basic instruction in reading and understanding literature. Designated "special class" (Title 5, section 56028). Grades: CR/NC. Non Degree Applicable

3.000 Credit Hours
54.000 Lecture hours
18.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lab/Studio/Activity, Lab/Studio/Activity P/T inst.

Barstow College College
SOCIAL SCIENCES Division
Academic Support Department

Course Attributes:
Basic Sklls - Precollegiate

ACSK 164 - Academic Support: Assessment Workshop

Assesses educational limitations and determines eligibility for support services and academic accommodations according to the California Community College Title 5 regulations. Develops an individual educational plan and results in a student educational contract (SEC) for eligible students. Provides academic recommendations, intervention analysis, and basic strategies skills instruction. This course is designated a "special class" (Title 5, Section 56028). Grades: CR/NC. Non Degree Applicable.

0.500 Credit Hours
9.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Barstow College College
SOCIAL SCIENCES Division
Academic Support Department

Course Attributes:
Basic Sklls - Not Precollegiat

ACSK 165 - Academic Support: Learning Strategies

Examination of the limitations that block learning success. Study of brain based research and universal learning design to expand learning opportunities for all individuals. Focused use of innovative, technology-based educational resources and strategies. Students prepare individualized learning plans tailored to their unique needs and establish personal student learning outcomes. This course is designated a "special class" (Title 5, Section 56028). Grades: CR/NC. Non Degree applicable.

0.500 Credit Hours
9.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Barstow College College
SOCIAL SCIENCES Division
Academic Support Department

Course Attributes:
Basic Sklls - Not Precollegiat

 

     
 
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