COCC Adult Basic Education and GED/College Prep Course Descriptions
Reading and Writing
Adult Basic Education (ABE) Writing (Level 1)
This class develops your skills with basic sentence structure, punctuation and parts of speech. The instructor will show you how writing is a tool for life at work and in school. You will organize, write and edit paragraphs. You will practice in and out of class with a variety of texts such as memos, professional and personal letters and emails, and summaries of other writers' work.
Adult Basic Education (ABE) Reading (Level 1)
This class develops your skills in reading and critical thinking. The instructor will introduce skills for understanding a variety of texts based on your abilities and interests. You will practice reading articles and stories to increase reading speed and ease of understanding. You will show how well you understand what you read with a variety of projects.
Adult Secondary Education (ASE) Reading & Writing (Level 2)
This class prepares you for entrance into credit classes. You will strengthen your reading, grammar, writing, study, and digital literacy skills to meet the expectations of developmental writing courses, WR 60 & WR 65. You will be responsible for reading level-appropriate literature and writing three essays of varying lengths. Furthermore, you will prepare and give a presentation to the class.
GED Language Arts (Level 3)
This class helps prepare you for the Reasoning through Language Arts GED test. You will review the grammar, reading, writing, and test-taking skills necessary to pass the exam. You will be responsible for working independently in an online learning program, reading from a variety of texts, and writing a debate-style essay. The teacher will recommend taking the GED test when you demonstrate your readiness to take the official GED practice test.
Basic Math (Level 1 & 2)
This class is designed for students that are developing or refreshing skills in basic math operations and data analysis to prepare for the GED math exam. This class is appropriate for improving math skills for Pre-GED and College Prep, and in work, family and community roles.
Basic Math (Level 3)
This class will further develop the math skills that you need for GED testing and/or College and workplace readiness with an emphasis on understanding and using formulas for geometry and algebra, solving algebraic equations, inequalities and working with graphing and slope of a line. You will use calculators and online resources. It is recommended that students take the Basic Math (Level 1 & 2) class prior to taking this class.
GED Science (Level 3)
This class helps prepare you to take the GED Science test. The class will review necessary vocabulary in the GED Science test. The instructor will introduce concepts that often appear on the Science exam including life sciences such as biology, botany and human systems, as well as physical sciences such as chemistry and physics. You will practice reading and solving GED Science sample questions. The teacher will recommend taking the GED test when you demonstrate your readiness to take the official GED practice test.
GED Social Studies (Level 3)
This class prepares you to take the GED Social Studies test. The instructor will introduce topics that often appear on the Social Studies test such as Government, US History, Economics and Geography. You will practice reading and solving GED Social Studies sample questions. The teacher will recommend taking the GED test when you demonstrate your readiness to take the official GED practice test.
English Language Learning
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Class fees are $30 per course. Needs-based scholarships are also available. Please ask your instructor about scholarships once classes begin.
High school release form required for students under 18 years of age.