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.
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) prepare students to pass the Chemistry Competency Test. Students will learn 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 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 094 through 098) and/or face some learning challenges in acquiring the level of reading, writing, and math skills needed. Modules are self-paced within limits, so that a student who is repeating a course, may work really hard, put in extra hours, and complete course requirements by mid-term. Alternatively, a student who needs a longer time to really understand and master the material may take two semesters to meet course requirements.
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.