Learning Modules & Tutorials

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The Center of Academic Success offers one-credit hour courses. These courses have one of the following course prefixes: ALM, ALN, ALR, and ALW. Students receive course credit and a grade for each credit earned. These courses are financial-aid eligible. There are two kinds of one-credit hour courses: (1) Tutorials; and (2) Modules.

Tutorials
CAS offers a variety of one-credit hour supplemental tutorials.
  • Tutorials in reading, writing, and mathematics are “guided independent study” courses, customized to meet each student’s level of skill. They are designed to supplement what is taught in a regular classroom.
  • Tutorials in Elementary Chemistry (ALN 135) give students the basic chemistry knowledge necessary for BIO 121 Anatomy and Physiology (I). This tutorial should be taken the semester before a student intends to enroll in BIO 121.
  • Tutorials are also offered to prepare pre-nursing students to pass the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), a requirement for applying to the Parkland Nursing Program.


Modules
Modules are one-credit hour courses for developmental coursework completion. These courses are designed to help students who need to repeat developmental courses (CCS 099, ENG 098 and 099, MAT 060) and/or face some learning challenges in acquiring the level of reading, writing, and math skills needed.

Test of Essential Academic Skills (T.E.A.S.)
This tutorial, for nursing and pre-nursing students, focuses on the math and science sections of the test. The main purpose is to serve as a means to "refresh" and build confidence in those skills in math and science. The tutorial meets twice a week for two hours and lasts four weeks. It is offered twice a year, with limited seats available, and usually right before the application deadline for the Parkland nursing program.


For more information stop by the Center in D120 or call 217/353-2005.

 
 

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