Developmental Education

Developmental Education Program

Iowa Central College Online offers remedial classes to students in order to make sure that prospective students meet the Freshman competency and preparedness level. Remedial classes can be waived from the program through transfer credit, placement test scores, or official ACT/SAT results.

Iowa Central Community College expects all students to begin degree programs at a college freshman level. To verify that students meet this criteria, upon entrance to Iowa Central, students must furnish college transcripts and/or placement test scores dated within the past three years. Placement test scores must be dated within the last three years to be considered. Iowa Central accepts the following placement tests: ACT, SAT, Accuplacer, Compass, and ASSET.

If these measures are not submitted prior to the start of class, students may be required to complete additional remedial classes. Students must earn a ā€œCā€ grade or better in all remedial courses to advance to the next level.

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Basic Writing

Credit Hours: 4

Course Number: ENG 025

Course Description: This course teaches basic grammar and writing skills, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and paragraph structure. The student will be able to write one or two pages on one main idea. The course also covers basic study skills, time management, job-seeking skills, and an introduction to library skills. The course includes individual work and prepares the student for ENG 101 and ENG 105. This course does not meet graduation credit requirements for certificate, diploma, general studies, or associate degree programs.

Elements of Writing

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: ENG 101

Course Description: This course provides opportunities for the improvement of oral expression and written composition, including a review of grammar with emphasis on sentence structure. Comprehension skills are developed through reading and analysis of short articles. A review of letters of application and resumes is included.

Fundamentals of Math

Credit Hours: 4

Course Number: MAT 045

Course Description: This course is a developmental mathematics course designed to increase ability in basic mathematics. The course includes the study of arithmetic operations on whole numbers, decimals, fractions, mixed numbers, percents, ratios, proportions, simple algebraic and geometric concepts. Calculators are not used in this course. This course does not meet graduation credit requirements for certificate, diploma, general studies, or associate degree programs.

Elementary Algebra

Credit Hours: 4

Course Number: MAT 063

Course Description: This is a first course in algebra which covers the beginning concepts of algebra through the properties of exponents. This course does not meet graduation credit requirements for certificate, diploma, general studies, or associate degree programs.

Basic Reading

Credit Hours: 4

Course Number: RDG 048

Course Description: This course introduces the student to strategies that, when applied properly, will increase reading skills. The major focus is on application exercises that reinforce reading and study skills. This course does not meet graduation credit requirements for certificate, diploma, general studies, or associate degree programs.

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