The Developmental Education Program provides students with the opportunity to build academic skills and acquire the background that should facilitate success in their desired curriculum program. Applicants to degree, diploma, and certificate programs are required to complete a placement test which provides placement information for reading, English, and math. Once the placement scores are determined, students are counseled about the courses needed in order to reach their academic and career goals. Students in developmental courses may concurrently register for certain courses within their desired curriculum if those courses do not require completion of one of the developmental courses as prerequisite.
Developmental courses include basic college preparatory courses in reading, writing, and mathematics. In addition, the program offers a study skills class that teaches strategies for successful learning. Students placing into two or more developmental classes should also take College Study Skills (ACA) course work.