The Learning Skills program offers skills courses for students with learning disabilities.
Department Chair: Kelly Hagen
Dean: Dana Smith
Department: Letters, Pre-Transfer
Office: Building SAN Admin, 760.634.7876
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How to Read Course Descriptions
Courses listed in this catalog apply to the fall 2013, spring 2014, and summer 2014 terms. Courses are numbered numerically within alphabetically arranged subject areas.
The bolded first line begins with a capitalized abbreviation that designates the subject area. This subject-area designator is followed by the official course number and a descriptive title. The next lines indicate the course's unit value; prerequisites, corequisites, advisories, and limitations on enrollment if they exist; CSU/UC credit acceptance; and lecture and lab hours followed by a Taxonomy of Program number in parentheses.
- Prerequisites: This is a requirement that must be met before a student can enroll in the course.
- Corequisites: This is a course the student must take in the same semester.
- Advisories: This is recommended preparation the student is advised but not required to have before or in conjunction with the course.
- Enrollment Limitations: Some courses place restrictions on enrollment. Most of these restrictions prevent students from duplicating course work. Others specify something the student must do prior to enrolling in a course, such as audition or obtain special approval. Some enrollment limitations restrict the number of units a student can earn within a group of similar courses.
- Acceptable for Credit: CSU means the course is accepted for transfer at any California State University (CSU) campus; UC means it is accepted for transfer at any University of California (UC) campus. Some courses can be used to satisfy general education or major requirements while others transfer as elective credit. UC Credit Limitation means credit for the course may have UC transfer restrictions; these restrictions are identified at the end of the course description.
- Lecture and Lab Hours: These are the number of hours the course meets for lecture and/or lab per week.
- Taxonomy of Program (TOP) Number: The TOP number is identified in parentheses after the lecture and lab hours. This number serves an administrative purpose and is not intended for student use.
The course description summarizes the purpose and key topical areas of the course, and it includes special requirements if any exist. Some course descriptions end with information about whether the course was "formerly" another course, how many times the course may be repeated, if the course is offered pass/no pass, or what the UC credit limitation is.
Some course descriptions are followed by a C-ID number. The purpose of C-ID numbers is to identify comparable courses within the California community college system. When a course has a C-ID number, students can be assured the course will be accepted in lieu of a course bearing the same C-ID designation at another community college.
LRNS 40: Educational Planning and Assessment
Lecture 0.50 hour. (4930.32)
This course is designed for students who have a suspected learning disability. Individual assessment with a Learning Disabilities Specialist will evaluate learning strengths, weaknesses, and styles with a goal toward establishing appropriate educational objectives and improved academic performance. Initial and follow-up instruction will strengthen the student's understanding of results and applications of their learning disabilities. Offered pass/no pass only.
LRNS 42: Strategies Designed for Students with Learning Disabilities: Mathematics
Lecture 3 hours. (4930.32)
This is a self-paced course designed for students with learning disabilities. Students receive instruction in mathematics as prescribed by their individual education plans. Visual and auditory processing skills through work in mathematics plus compensatory techniques are emphasized. Additional areas of study include self-advocacy and learning strategies. (May be repeated.)
LRNS 46: English Essentials Designed for Students with Learning Disabilities
Lecture 3 hours. (4930.32)
This course is designed for students with learning disabilities. It prepares students to write clear and organized sentences, paragraphs, and essays. Students will review basic principles of grammar and usage and learn to identify main ideas and supporting details in their reading and writing. Students will utilize study strategies to enhance learning in English classes. Instructor will focus on individual learning strengths and weaknesses and offer compensatory techniques to students. (May be repeated.)