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College Readiness Areas

The College Readiness program is tailored to each student’s needs. There are several options for college readiness in the areas of mathematics, reading and English. The College Readiness program is designed for students at all levels of college readiness in reading, English and mathematics. For those whose primary language is not English, the program offers English for Academic Purposes courses.

Palm Beach State College provides a complete program for students to build academic skills for success, whether they are entering from high school or are starting or resuming their college career later in life. College readiness courses in reading, English, mathematics and success skills prepare students for college-level courses.

Any Associate degree-seeking student may enroll in these classes; however, they are designed especially for students who need some additional skills to be successful in college-level courses in reading, English and mathematics. State law prohibits baccalaureate students from enrolling in college readiness courses. Academic advisors work with these students to design a college readiness plan to help them prepare for college-level work.

College Readiness Courses

 

College Readiness English and Reading Courses for students whose primary language is English:

ENC0017College Reading and Writing (Dev Ed)

4 Institutional Credits

ENC0052College Writing Essentials (Dev Ed)

2 Institutional Credits

REA0056College Reading (Dev Ed)

2 Institutional Credits

Students enrolling in college readiness courses must enroll in SLS1501, Introduction to the College Experience.

College Readiness Math Course :

MAT0022Developmental Algebra (Dev Ed)

4 Institutional Credits

MAT0056Advanced Developmental Algebra (Dev Ed)

2 Institutional Credits

Students enrolling in college readiness courses must enroll in SLS1501, Introduction to the College Experience.

 

English for Academic Purposes College Readiness and College Credit

The College offers EAP courses to provide language instruction for academic study for non-native speakers of English who intend to earn associate or bachelor's degrees. Skills addressed include listening comprehension, fluency development, reading, grammar, writing and vocabulary development.

Intermediate Level:

To promote academic language fluency and prepare students for success in ENC1101, College Composition 1, students can take the following Intermediate courses:
EAP0400Speaking and Listening Level 4 (Dev Ed)

3 Institutional Credits

EAP0420Intermediate Reading (Dev Ed)

3 Institutional Credits

EAP0460Intermediate Grammar (Dev Ed)

3 Institutional Credits

College Credit Level

To further language acquisition, and to prepare students successfully for ENC 1101, College Composition 1, students can also take the following high intermediate and advanced courses.

EAP1500Speaking and Listening Level 5 (AA)

3 Credits

EAP1520High Intermediate Reading (AA)

3 Credits

EAP1584High Intermediate English (AA)

3 Credits

EAP1600Speaking and Listening Level 6 (AA)

3 Credits

EAP1620Advanced Reading (AA)

3 Credits

EAP1684Advanced English (AA)

3 Credits

These courses earn A.A. elective credits that count toward the Associate in Arts (AA) degree. Please see an academic advisor for more information.

English for Academic Purposes - Foundation levels

The College offers the foundation program for students with limited English proficiency who have been placed into this level prior to taking Intermediate and college credit English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses. The Foundation Program includes levels in reading and writing, grammar and speech, and listening and speaking. These courses combine lecture and lab components to meet the specific needs of non-native English speakers. Academic support is provided through tutoring, audio and video technology, and interactive computer software in the Student Learning Center at each campus location.

Foundation Courses:

EAP0100Speaking and Listening Level 1 (Dev Ed)

4 Institutional Credits

EAP0120Reading Foundations A (Dev Ed)

4 Institutional Credits

EAP0160Grammar Foundations A (Dev Ed)

4 Institutional Credits

EAP0200Speaking and Listening Level 2 (Dev Ed)

4 Institutional Credits

EAP0220Reading Foundations B (Dev Ed)

4 Institutional Credits

EAP0260Grammar Foundations B (Dev Ed)

4 Institutional Credits

EAP0300Speaking and Listening Level 3 (Dev Ed)

4 Institutional Credits

EAP0320Reading Foundations C (Dev Ed)

4 Institutional Credits

EAP0360Grammar Foundations C (Dev Ed)

4 Institutional Credits

College Readiness Support

In addition to the courses, the College offers a complete support network, including academic advising for college readiness students to help in course selection and educational planning.

Success Tip For College Readiness Students

Once the college readiness courses are completed, take the required college-level courses in English (ENC 1101) and mathematics (MAT 1033) as soon as possible to apply the new skills in a college-level course.