Developmental Studies (DVST)

DVST 1  Language Analysis Development 1  (3.0 Units)  

This course is designed for students who would like to learn how to read and spell phonetically. The sounds and rules governing the sounds are introducted to the students. The students are then given opportunity to encode and decode words using this phonetic instruction. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. Pass/No Pass.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

DVST 2  Language Analysis Development 2  (3.0 Units)  

Language Analysis 2 uses a multisensory, sequential approach to teaching the encoding and decoding of multisyllabic words according to the phonetic structure of the words. Students will also learn how to apply the rules governing the phonetic structure in order to enhance reading, spelling and comprehension. This course does not apply to the Associate Degree. Pass/No Pass.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

DVST 3  Language Analysis Development 3  (3.0 Units)  

Language Analysis 3 is a course designed to enhance the comprehension of college-level reading assignments. Key words and relational patterns will be identified and methods to organize these thought patterns will be presented. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. Pass/No Pass.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

DVST 4A  Basic Math Reasoning  (3.0 Units)  

Basic Math Reasoning is an experiential math course that helps students overcome language or perceptual deficits that interfere with the ability to comprehend or perform mathematical operations. This course does not apply to the Associate Degree. Pass/No Pass.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

DVST 4B  Developmental Algebra  (3.0 Units)  

This course is a continuation of DVST-4A. The course includes the following topics in algebraic context: mathematical methods, techniques, ways of thinking, and problem-solving. Students will be given hands-on experience to increase their visual perception. Graphing is introduced, and geometric applications are stressed. The course develops skills in operations with algebraic expressions, polynomials, algebraic fractions, and solving linear equations. This course does not apply to the Associate Degree. Pass/No Pass.

Prerequisite(s): DVST 4A;

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

DVST 50  Language Analysis Development 3  (1.0 Units)  

Assessment for learning disability services eligibility. Group and individual testing; basic instruction in study skills, academic accommodations and learning styles. Through both assessment and class exercises, an individual learning profile including strengths and weaknesses and recommended compensating strategies will be developed. Pass/No Pass.

Lecture Hours: 18.00

Transfer: Not transferable

DVST 52  Orient to College for Students W/Disabil  (1.0 Units)  

Information and assistance for students with disabilities transitioning to college: Application completion, financial aid resources and application process, and Student Educational Plan (SEP) development; successful navigation through the Community College System and Disability Services. Pass/No Pass.

Lecture Hours: 18.00

Transfer: Not transferable