Learning Modules and Tutorials


The Center for Academic Success offers one- and two-credit-hour courses to:

  • give students extra support in their classes, 
  • to help them prepare for future classes, or, 
  • in certain cases, to repeat a developmental course in two credits rather than three. 

Students receive course credit and a grade for these courses, which are financial-aid eligible.  CAS courses have course prefixes like ALM, ALN, ALR, and ALW. There are two kinds of courses: (1) Tutorials and (2) Modules.



CAS offers a variety of one- or two-credit-hour supplemental tutorials.

  • Tutorials in writing and mathematics give students extra instruction. Some tutorials are “guided independent study” courses, customized to meet each student’s level of skill; these courses are generally taught in small groups of three students. Other tutorials are linked with specific courses, giving students extra time with the material so they can move into more advanced courses sooner.
  • An online tutorial prepares pre-nursing students to pass the Kaplan Nursing Admission Test, a requirement for applying to the Parkland nursing program. This tutorial is offered during the first four weeks of the spring and fall semesters. The main purpose is to help students refresh and build confidence in their skills.

Kaplan Nursing Admissions Test Preparation Tutorial flier, Summer 2020

Kaplan Nursing Admissions Test Preparation Tutorial flier, Fall 2020


Modules are one- to two-credit-hour courses for developmental coursework completion. These courses are designed to help students who need to repeat developmental courses (CCS 098, CCS 099, ENG 098, and 099).

For more information, stop by the center in D120 or call 217/351-2441.