English (851)

851-710. English - Level I. (2 Credits)

An introduction to English, designed for the adult with little or no formal training in written English language or for the adult who needs basic language remediation. Course emphasis is on recognition of the alphabet, capitalization, punctuation, basic sentence structure, word usage and spelling skills.

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851-714. Communications Level 1. (2 Credits)

Communications Level 1 integrates reading, writing and speaking for learners to show control of basic English skills. Learn basic strategies for active reading, writing, vocabulary development and research; develop grammar and communication fundamentals; and discover the basics of technology. Upon completion of this course, advance to Communications Level 2.

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851-715. HSED 5.09 Comm Skills-C. (3 Credits)

This classroom-based course is comprised of all aspects of literacy including reading, writing, speaking and interpersonal communication. It also provides an overview of basic word processing.

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851-716. HSED 5.09 Comm Skills-L. (3 Credits)

This lab-based course is comprised of all aspects of literacy including reading, writing, speaking and interpersonal communication. It also provides an overview of basic word processing.

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851-720. Communication 2. (2 Credits)

Level 2 (Grade Equivalent 2.0-3.9) Communication emphasizes basic writing tasks related to life roles such as completing medical forms, order forms, and job applications. Learners write short reports and messages to fellow workers. Learners self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation. Learners who successfully complete Level 2 Communication achieve Low Intermediate Education Benchmarks according to NRS guidelines.

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851-730. Communication 3. (2 Credits)

Level 3 (Grade Equivilant 4.0 - 5.9) Communication 3 emphasizes writing simple narrative descriptions and short essays on familiar topics. Learners complete forms such as job applications and strive for consistent use of basic grammar and punctuation. Learners who successfully complete Level 3 Communication achieve High Intermediate Education Benchmarks according to NRS guidelines.

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851-740. Communication 4. (2 Credits)

Level 4 (Grade Equivalent 6.0 - 8.9) Communication emphasizes writing complete compound and complex sentences, personal notes, and letters that accurately reflect thoughts. Learners strive for writing that is organized and cohesive with few mechanical errors. Learners who successfully complete Level 4 Communication achieve Low Adult Secondary Education Benchmarks according to NRS guidelines.

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851-741. English - Level II. (2 Credits)

This course is designed for the adult who needs additional skills in sentence and paragraph structures. The student is introduced to the writing process.

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851-743A. Communication Skills. (1 Credit)

Learners will develop skills necessary to process information, including identifying, organizing and interpreting information and communicating to others in written and oral formats. This course is a required component in the Competency Award Program (CAP) basic education certificate program.

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851-743B. Teamwork/Collaboration. (1 Credit)

Learners will develop ability to work cooperatively with others, interact effectively in a group, and demonstrate enhanced awareness of individual responsibility for and accountability for the success of group tasks.

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851-743C. Listening Skills. (1 Credit)

Learners will receive, attend to, interpret and respond to verbal and non-verbal messages and clues in this course designed to improve listening skills. This course is a required component in the Competency Award Program (CAP) basic education certificate program.

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851-745. Pre-College Writing. (2 Credits)

In this non-credit, writing-intensive class, students learn to communicate effectively through written sentences, paragraphs, and essays templates. Students will also learn to apply the rules of proper grammar, mechanics, and sentence structure to create written work. Students who pass Pre-College Writing can advance to Introduction to College Writing.

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851-750. Communication 5. (2 Credits)

Level 5 (Grade Equivalent 9.0 - 10.9) Communication emphasizes using varied and complex sentence structure with few mechanical errors. Learner's writing is cohesive with clearly expressed ideas supported by relevant detail. Learners who successfully complete Level 5 Communication achieve High Adult Secondary Education Benchmarks according to NRS guidelines.

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851-770. English - Level III. (2 Credits)

This course includes using the writing process to develop paragraphs and essays in a variety of ways. The course includes understanding essay topics, generating and organizing ideas, rough drafting, editing, and revising.

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851-771. Writing-Program Readiness. (1 Credit)

This course prepares learners to meet occupational program entry standards. Students will study grammar, usage, punctuation and mechanics, and sentence structure and will develop writing skills. Competencies will be demonstrated through testing and writing.

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851-774. Pre-College English. (1 Credit)

This course provides preparation for basic college level communication skills courses. Learners will study grammar, usage, punctuation, mechanics, and sentence structure. Competence will be demonstrated through portfolio development.

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851-780. H.S. Grammar & Composition. (2 Credits)

Students will develop an understanding of English grammar fundamentals, including parts of speech, compound/complex sentence development, capitalization and punctuation, and usage problems as a key for effective communication. Students will also increase their skills in writing, using a variety of methods of development. The writing process, including pre-writing, drafting, and revising, is practiced throughout the course. Course emphasis is on writing letters, minutes of a meeting, process paper, persuasive essay, and job application, resume and cover letter.

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851-781. Writing for Nursing Workshop. (1 Credit)

The focus will be on helping nursing students improve their grammar and punctuation skills and research paper writing skills to pass their courses. The sessions include using commas and apostrophes, avoiding fragments and run-ons, reading a rubric, avoiding plagiarism, writing summaries and outlines, and using APA format.

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851-792. Test Prep-College Writing. (1 Credit)

Non-credit course for students preparing for the Accuplacer assessment or other writing assessment.

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851-798. Communication Skills for GED. (2 Credits)

Students learn communication skills to assist them in preparing for the GED tests in social science, science, and literature and the arts.

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851-799. Academic Support - Comm Skills. (3 Credits)

Academic support instruction in communication skills, including writing, grammar, punctuation, and paragraph development to assist students enrolled in occupational programs to successfully complete general education and occupational program courses.

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