Academic Support Center - Courses

Credit Courses

IS 10-Peer Tutor and Mentor Training
1 unit lecture course. Online. This course provides students with effective learning strategies and academic assistance
techniques for peer tutoring and mentoring in a community college setting. This course also emphasizes skills in communication, problem solving, critical thinking, structuring
learning experience and handling challenging situations.

IS 30- Digital Study Strategies
2 unit lecture course. Online. Study without paper! This course teaches study strategies for digital materials and online course assignments. Topics include: reading and studying online textbooks, taking and organizing digital notes, communication strategies for blogs, wikis and discussion forum posts, techniques for online group work, scheduling yourself to do online course homework, using virtual calendars to manage your time, and using electronic resources such as phone/tablet apps and Web 2.0 tools to personalize your learning.

IS 949-College Study Skills
1 unit lecture course. Online. This course is designed to help students improve essential study skills. After an assessment of needs, the students learn, practice, and discuss successful study strategies to employ in their college courses. Topics may include: taking notes, studying from textbooks, managing time, preparing for tests, and effectively using college resources.

Non-Credit Academic Skills Courses

IS 947-Supervised Tutoring
0 units. Open entry/open exit. 0 required hours. Corequisite: Enrollment in the course or courses at Mission College for which tutoring is sought. This course provides learning assistance in the form of tutoring. Students will be assigned to tutoring by an instructor or counselor based on an identified learning need. For registration procedures, stop by the Academic Support Center in S2-401.

IS 950-Academic Achievement
0 units. Open entry/open exit. This course is offered in the lab and is intended for students who need help with academic skills related to other courses they are taking at Mission College. Topics may include learning strategies, writing, reading, digital literacy, oral/aural skills and/or study skills.

IS 990-Conversation Skills for Non-Native English Speakers
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0 units. This course focuses on communication practice for home, work, community, and educational needs. Activities are aimed at the intermediate levels of ESL, but students at any conversation skill level are encouraged to join.

Non-Credit Beginning ESL Courses

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NCESL 910A -Foundations in ESL I
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.

NCESL 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.

NCESL 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.

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

NCESL 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.

 NCESL 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.

NCESL 925- Preparation for Academic ESL
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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. 

 

Non-Credit Immigrant Education Courses

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NCIE 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.

Non-Credit English Courses

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NCBAS 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.

NCBAS 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.

Non-Credit GED Preparation Courses

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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.