Basic Skills Initiative

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Basic Skills Mission and Goals
Mission

Our college provides a comprehensive developmental education program that integrates instruction and student services to prepare a diverse student population for success in transfer-level courses, four-year degree and certificate programs. Faculty and staff work together to help students build community, knowledge, and skills they need to achieve their academic and career goals.

College Goals
  • To increase retention, success, progress, and persistence in basic skills courses
  • To provide institutional support to students who need basic skills instruction
  • To provide professional development that fosters a productive learning environment for students who need basic skills instruction
  • To collect, analyze data, and apply findings for future planning.
Instructional Goals
  • To develop reading, writing, ESOL, and math skills necessary for success in college-level courses
  • To develop the study skills, self-awareness, and interpersonal skills necessary for success in college-level courses
  • To increase awareness and utilization of support services available
  • To develop the technology skills necessary for success in college-level courses