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ABE and HSEC Preparation and Testing

Adult Basic Education (ABE) and High School Equivalency Certificate (HSEC)
Preparation and Testing:


Reading

Reading skills are fundamental to success in college and in the workplace. The Learning Center reading classes stress mastery of reading skills through development of vocabulary and comprehension and through a variety of mediums.

Reading Skills or Reading Skills Internet: 1 Credit, BAS 0510 or BAS 0510-NT
This course covers the fundamentals of good reading skills and the application of these skills to assist students in becoming more efficient readers.

Spelling Skills: 1 Credit, BAS 0640
Students improve their spelling skills using a phonetics or rules approach.

Non-Native Reading: 2 Credits, BAS 0910
This course is designed to facilitate textbook reading skills for non-native and international students.

Speed Reading: 1 Credit, HMDV 1100
Students learn to increase their pace of reading without sacrificing understanding. This course is designed for those students who already have good comprehension and vocabulary skills. (Prerequisite: None)

College Vocabulary: 1 Credit, HMDV 1110
This course is recommended for students who have good reading skills and want to expand their knowledge of words. (Prerequisite: None)



Mathematics

Mathematics in the Learning Center focuses on providing the necessary background and skills for students to be successful in college level math classes through basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, practical math: family budget, consumer skills, balancing a checkbook, beginning algebra and geometry.

Arithmetic Skills and Arithmetic Skills Internet: 1 credit, BAS 0710 or BAS 0710-NT
These courses are designed to serve as a "bridge" for those students who do not feel confident about their arithmetic skills and either want or need additional and/or individualized instruction in the basics of math. The purpose of the course is to help build mathematical competency for daily use and to prepare for further mathematical studies at the college level. Students will pre-test at the beginning of the semester to determine appropriate placement. (Prerequisite: Instructor Permission)

Algebra Skills and Algebra Skills Internet: 1 credit, BAS 0720 or BAS 0720-NT
These courses are designed to serve as a "bridge" for those students who do not feel confident about their algebra skills and either want or need additional and/or individualized instruction in the basics of algebra. The course helps to build mathematical competency in basic algebra skills and prepares for further mathematical studies at the college level. Students will pre-test at the beginning of the semester to determine appropriate placement. (Prerequisite: Instructor Permission)

Technical Math, Nursing: 1 credit, BAS 0730-01
This introductory course in mathematics is intended for students who wish to prepare for further study in the field of nursing. Possible topics include arithmetic computations, ratios and proportions, systems of measurement, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Textbook examples and problems are related to the field of study, with emphasis on practical application.

Math Fundamentals I: 3 credits, DVST 0900
This course covers the following topics: review of basic operations and the order of operations, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, conversions and applications of percents, basic geometry and measurement applications, signed numbers, and introduction to algebraic expressions and solving equations. (Prerequisite: None)



Writing/Grammar

Writing classes provide instruction in developing a five paragraph essay which includes the introduction (topic sentence and introduction of supports), development of supports, and a conclusion. Students also receive instruction in brainstorming, outlining, communicating, and writing to a specific audience. Different writing styles such as narrative, compare/contrast, and descriptive are taught. Students are evaluated by a portfolio of assigned writings and post-tests.

Writing Skills: 1 credit, BAS 0620
This course provides individualized instruction to help students improve their college level writing skills. This is a preparatory course for Basic English or is a complement to other writing courses.

Grammar Skills: 1 credit, BAS 0630
This course covers parts of speech, sentence structure, grammatical correctness, punctuation and capitalization.

Spelling Skills: 1 credit, BAS 0640
This course helps students to improve their spelling skills using a phonetics or rules approach.



HSEC

The Learning Center at WWCC provides HSEC preparation and testing on the Rock Springs and Green River campuses. Services are also available at outreach sites in Afton, Kemmerer, and Pinedale. The HSEC evaluates general competency levels in the areas of English, reading, math, science and social studies. The tests are normed against high school seniors nationwide.

The HSEC program is open to out of school youth ages 16 and older. 16 and 17 year old students must apply for an age waiver from the State Adult Basic Education Director in order to test. Applications for age waivers are available from the Learning Center.

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For more information, contact the Learning Center at (307) 382-1829 or learning@westernwyoming.edu.
 
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