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Noncredit Beginning ESL (English as a Second language)

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NCE 910A- Foundations in ESL. 0 units.This noncredit course is for English learners at the level of beginning, pre-academic ESL Level 0. This course provides basic functional practice in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar.

NCE 910B - Foundations in ESL II
0 units. This course is a continuation of NCESL 910A. This course continues to develop very low beginning students' skills in basic reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar.

NCE 910L- Foundations in ESL Lab
0 units. This lab course is designed for students at the NCESL 910 skill level. Students practice listening, speaking, writing, grammar, reading, and vocabulary skills in order to help them succeed in NCESL courses and in the workplace.

NCE 920A - Beginning ESL I
0 units.This noncredit course provides basic functional practice in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar for beginning ESL students.

NCE 920B - Beginning ESL II
0 units. This course is a continuation of NCESL 920A. It builds on the topics learned in 920A, but also introduces more complex structures and provides more practice in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar for beginning ESL students. It also provides preparation for placement in Level 930 ESL classes.

 NCE 920L - Beginning ESL Lab
0 units. This lab course is designed for students at the NCESL 920 skill level. Students practice listening, speaking, writing, grammar, reading, and vocabulary skills in order to help them succeed in NCESL courses and in the workplace.

NCE 925- Preparation for Academic ESL

0 units. This is a study skills course for beginning level ESL students (NCESL 910, NCESL 920, and ESL 930). Students learn to improve their computer skills and study skills for greater success in ESL courses. 

Noncredit IMMIGRANT EDUCATION

NCI 010- U.S. Citizenship Preparation
0 units. In this course students learn the basics involved in American citizenship. Topics include a general survey of U.S. history, government, and civics, including culture, institutions, and ideals. The course also includes practice of the English oral/aural/literacy skills necessary to pass an oral and written citizenship exam.

Noncredit Basic Writing Skills 
(English Composition)

NCB 901 - Strategies to Improve Writing I
0 units. This course gives basic skills students practice using various writing techniques that prepare them for transfer-level courses. Sentence-level strategies are the focus of this class.

NCB 902 - Strategies to Improve Writing II
0 units. This course gives basic skills students practice using various writing techniques that prepare them for their transfer-level courses. Essay level strategies are the focus of this class.

Noncredit GED

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NCBAS 002- GED Skills Development Lab
0 units. This lab course is designed to prepare students for the new 2014 General Educational Development Tests (GED) for high school equivalency. Students learn and practice skills needed to pass the GED exams, as well as the computer skills needed to take a computer-based GED exam.

NCBAS 003 - GED Preparation: Reading & Critical Thinking
0 units. This course focuses on the development of basic skills needed to prepare for the General Educational Development Tests (GED) for high school equivalency. Students develop reading skills such as main idea, supporting details, point of view, meaning of words and phrases, inferences, and validity of claims. These skills will enable readers to understand complex texts.

NCBAS 004 - GED Preparation: Writing & Reasoning
0 units. This course focuses on the basic skills needed to prepare for the General Educational Development Tests (GED) for high school equivalency. Emphasis is placed on the development of writing skills, including grammar, editing, development, organization, analyzing arguments and using evidence to support a claim.

NCBAS 005: GED Preparation: Math Skills
0 units. This courses focuses on basic skills needed to prepare for the math portion of the General Education Development tests (GED) for high school equivalency. Emphasis is placed on developing math and (virtual) calculator skills.