LEARNING SKILLS
Chair: Maryanne Des
Vignes (323) 9534000 ext. 2770 • LIB 103C
www.lacitycollege.edu/resource/learningskills/index.html
LEARNING SKILLS 001A 1.00 Units
READING A (NDA) (RPT 3)
DESCRIPTION: Individualized reading instruction for English as a Native Language
(ENL) and English as a Second Language (ESL) students from beginning to advanced
college level. Students will progress from reading sentences and paragraphs to
short selections and excerpts from novels.
5080 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA M. DES VIGNES LRC 103
8176 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA J.F. ALLEN LRC 103A
8179 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA S.B. MATRANGA LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 001B 1.00 Units
READING B (NDA) (RPT 3)
DESCRIPTION: Individualized reading instruction for English as a Native Language
(ENL) and English as a Second Language (ESL) students from beginning to advanced
college level. Students will progress from reading sentences and paragraphs to
short selections and excerpts from novels.
5081 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA R. BRADY LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 002A 1.00 Units
ENGLISH FUNDAMENTALS A (NDA) (RPT 3)
DESCRIPTION: This course is a review of beginning to advanced grammar. It is
designed to cover the basic structure of the sentence, parts of speech, phrases,
clauses, and agreement, and verb usage.
8193 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA O. ADUNNI LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 002B 1.00 Units
ENGLISH FUNDAMENTALS B (NDA) (RPT 3)
DESCRIPTION: This course is a review of intermediate grammar. It is designed to
cover the correct use of pronouns, modifiers and punctuation.
8196 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA M. DES VIGNES LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 002C 1.00 Units
ENGLISH FUNDAMENTALS C (NDA) (RPT 3)
DESCRIPTION: This course is a review of advanced grammar. Students will receive
instruction in correct pronoun usage, clear reference, placement of modifiers,
glossary of usage, and capitalization rules.
8202 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA O. ADUNNI LRC 103A
8203 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA M. DES VIGNES LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 003A 1.00 Units
VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT A (NDA) (RPT 3)
DESCRIPTION: This course provides instruction in the articulation and
pronunciation
of English consonants, vowels, and dipthongs to improve English communication
skills.
8204 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA M. DES VIGNES LRC 104C
LEARNING SKILLS 003B 1.00 Units
VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT B (NDA) (RPT 3)
DESCRIPTION: This course helps students develop English conversational skills at
a beginning level.
8195 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA M. DES VIGNES LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 003C 1.00 Units
VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT C (NDA) (RPT 3)
This course helps the student develop English conversational skills at an
intermediate level. Depending upon the diagnostic assessment, students will be
placed in an appropriate intermediate conversation program. Students may enroll
through the twelfth week of the semester. This course is open to all students.
Grades are on a credit/nocredit basis. (RPT3)
8205 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA M. DES VIGNES
LRC 104
(16 Week Class  Starts 8/31/2009, Ends 12/20/2009)
LEARNING SKILLS 003D 1.00 Units
VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT D (NDA) (RPT 3)
DESCRIPTION: This course helps students develop vocabulary definition and
context
skills at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced level.
5082 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA C.B. ILANO LRC 103A
5083 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA M. JANNOL LRC 103
8206 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA J.F. ALLEN LRC 103A
8207 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA E.B. KIJEWSKI LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 003E 1.00 Units
VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT E (NDA) (RPT 3)
This course is a review of child development or nutrition vocabulary. Students
will receive instruction in the study of human development, theories, heredity
and environment, human development, biosocial, cognitive, and psychosocial
development/(nutrition vocabulary) food choices: nutrition tools and standards;
the
human body and nutrition; carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins; vitamins, water
and
minerals; energy, balance and body weight; nutrients, physical activity and the
body’s responses; diet and health; nutrition for the mother and infant;
nutrition for
the child, the teen, and the older adult; and hunger and the global environment.
Students may enroll through the twelfth week of the semester. This course is
open
to all students. Grades are based on a credit/nocredit basis. This course is
repeatable three times.
8209 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA M. JANNOL LRC 103A
8210 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA C.B. ILANO LRC 103A
8211 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA J.F. ALLEN LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 004 1.00 Units
THE MECHANICS OF SPELLING (NDA) (RPT 3)
LS4 is an intensive spelling course designed for nonspellers. Emphasis is
placed
upon the use of a phonics, focusing on additive doubling, ie or ei, finding
silent
e, pronunciation aids, tricky endings, words often confused, plurals, capitals,
apostrophes, and basic principles. Students may enroll through the twelfth week
of
the semester. This course is open to all students. Grades are on a
credit/nocredit
basis. (RPT3)
8214 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA C.B. ILANO LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 006A 1.00 Units
ACADEMIC STUDY SKILLS A (NDA)
This course will introduce students to academic study skills. Students will be
introduced to making transitions to higher learning, first steps to
selfdiscovery,
time management, discovering how to learn, memorization, and reading. Depending
upon the diagnostic assessment, students will be placed in an appropriate study
skills program. Students may enroll through the twelfth week of the semester.
This
course is open to all students. Grades are on a credit/nocredit basis.
5085 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA M. JANNOL LRC 103A
8215 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA O. ADUNNI LRC 103A
8216 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA E.B. KIJEWSKI LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 006B 1.00 Units
ACADEMIC STUDY SKILLS B (NDA)
This course will introduce students to academic study skills. Students will
be introduced to note taking, testtaking strategies, critical thinking, and
communicating. Depending upon the diagnostic assessment, students will be
placed in an appropriate study skills program. Students may enroll through the
twelfth week of the semester. This course is open to all students. Grades are on
a
credit/nocredit basis.
8217 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA J.F. ALLEN LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 006C 1.00 Units
ACADEMIC STUDY SKILLS C (NDA)
This course will introduce students to academic study skills. Students will be
introduced to diversity, computer technology, health awareness, and career
planning. Depending upon the diagnostic assessment, students will be placed
in an appropriate study skills program. Students may enroll through the twelfth
week of the semester. This course is open to all students. Grades are on a
credit/
nocredit basis.
8218 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA C.B. ILANO LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 007A 1.00 Units
BASIC COMPOSITION A (NDA)
DESCRIPTION: This course offers beginning writing instruction which focuses on
basic sentence structures and paragraph development.
1601 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA A.L. SMITH CH 109
8184 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA S.B. MATRANGA CH 117
8219 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA M. DES VIGNES LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 007B 1.00 Units
BASIC COMPOSITION B (NDA)
DESCRIPTION: This course offers intermediate writing instruction which focuses
on
basic sentence structures and threeparagraph essay development.
8187 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA S.B. MATRANGA CH 117
8224 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA M. DES VIGNES LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 007C 1.00 Units
BASIC COMPOSITION C (NDA)
DESCRIPTION: This course offers advanced writing instruction which focuses upon
fiveparagraph essay development.
8226 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA M. DES VIGNES LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 009B 0.50 Units
THE METRIC SYSTEM B (NDA)
This course will introduce students to the concepts of the metric system such as
volume and capacity, and weight. Depending upon the diagnostic assessment,
students will be placed in an appropriate metric system program. Students may
enroll through the twelfth week of the semester. This course is open to all
students.
Grades are on a credit/nocredit basis.
8230 lab 1:25 hrs/wk TBA C.B. ILANO LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 010A 1.00 Units
MATHEMATICS FUNDAMENTALS A (NDA) (RPT 3)
Individualized review of basic mathematics skills involving whole number
properties,
order of operations, exponents, prime numbers, and fractions. Depending upon
the diagnostic assessment, students will be placed in an appropriate program.
Students may enroll through the twelfth week of the semester. This course is
open
to all students. Grades are on a credit/nocredit basis. (RPT3)
8231 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA R.A. VANGOR LRC 103A
8232 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA A. ADELEYE LRC 103A
8233 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA H.C. DAO LRC 103A
8234 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA S.B. MATRANGA LRC 103A
8235 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA R.A. VANGOR LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 010B 1.00 Units
MATHEMATICS FUNDAMENTALS B (NDA) (RPT 3)
Individualized review of basic mathematics skills involving fractions and
decimals. Depending upon the diagnostic assessment, students will be placed
in an appropriate program. Students may enroll through the twelfth week of the
semester. This course is open to all students. Grades are on a credit/nocredit
basis. (RPT3)
8237 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA R.A. VANGOR LRC 103A
8238 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA A. ADELEYE LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 010C 1.00 Units
MATHEMATICS FUNDAMENTALS C (NDA) (RPT 3)
Individualized review of basic mathematics skills involving ratios and
proportions,
percents, simple geometry, statistical graph analysis, and signed numbers.
Depending upon the diagnostic assessment, students will be placed in an
appropriate program. Students may enroll through the twelfth week of the
semester. This course is open to all students. Grades are on a credit/nocredit
basis. (RPT3)
8243 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA A. ADELEYE LRC 103A
8244 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA A. ADELEYE LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 011A 1.00 Units
ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA A (NDA) (RPT 3)
Individualized review of basic algebra skills involving the language of algebra
and
equations and inequalities. Students may enroll through the twelfth week of the
semester. This course is open to all students. Grades are on a credit/nocredit
basis. (RPT3)
5084 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA R.A. VANGOR LRC 103A
8246 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA H.C. DAO LRC 103A
8247 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA A. ADELEYE LRC 103A
8248 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA R.A. VANGOR LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 011B 1.00 Units
ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA B (NDA) (RPT 3)
Individualized review of basic algebra skills involving polynomials and
factoring.
Depending upon the diagnostic assessment, students will be placed in an
appropriate program. Students may enroll through the twelfth week of the
semester. This course is open to all students. Grades are on a credit/nocredit
basis. (RPT3)
8249 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA H.C. DAO LRC 103A
8250 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA A. ADELEYE LRC 103A
8252 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA R.A. VANGOR LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 011C 1.00 Units
ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA C (NDA) (RPT 3)
Individualized review of basic algebra skills involving rational expressions and
graphing. Depending upon the diagnostic assessment, students will be placed
in an appropriate program. Students may enroll through the twelfth week of the
semester. This course is open to all students. Grades are on a credit/nocredit
basis. (RPT3) .
8253 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA A. ADELEYE LRC 103A
8254 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA R.A. VANGOR LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 011D 1.00 Units
ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA D (NDA) (RPT 3)
Individualized review of basic algebra skills involving graphing and
inequalities
and linear equations. Depending upon the diagnostic assessment, students will
be placed in an appropriate program. Students may enroll through the twelfth
week of the semester. This course is open to all students. Grades are on a
credit/
nocredit basis. (RPT3)
8255 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA C.B. ILANO LRC 103A
8256 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA A. ADELEYE LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 011E 1.00 Units
ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA E (NDA) (RPT 3)
Individualized review of basic algebra skills involving exponents and radicals
and
quadratic equations. Depending upon the diagnostic assessment, students will be
placed in an appropriate program. Students may enroll through the twelfth week
of the semester. This course is open to all students. Grades are on a credit/nocredit
basis. (RPT3)
8257 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA R.A. VANGOR LRC 103A
8258 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA A. ADELEYE LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 015A 1.00 Units
OVERCOMING MATH ANXIETY A (NDA) (RPT 3)
This course, LS15A – Overcoming Math Anxiety: Basic Math, is designed to
reduce math anxiety and build selfconfidence so that math concepts of addition,
subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, word problems,
ratios and
proportions and squares/square roots will be comprehensible. A placement test
will
be given to prescribe an appropriate math module. Depending upon the diagnostic
assessment outcome, students will be placed in an appropriate program. Students
may enroll through the twelfth week of the semester. This course is open to all
students. Grades are on a credit/nocredit basis. (RPT3)
8259 lec 12:45PM  3:35PM M J.F. ALLEN
LRC 104C
(6 Week Class  Starts 9/14/2009, Ends 10/23/2009)
LEARNING SKILLS 015B 1.00 Units
OVERCOMING MATH ANXIETY B (NDA) (RPT 3)
This course, LS15B – Overcoming Math Anxiety: Beginning Algebra, is designed to
reduce math anxiety and build selfconfidence so that algebraic concepts of
basic
algebra, equations and inequalities, linear equations, operations of monomials
and
polynomials, algebraic fractions, graphing linear systems, radical expressions,
and quadratic equations will be comprehensible. Depending upon the diagnostic
assessment outcome, students will be placed in an appropriate program. Students
may enroll through the twelfth week of the semester. This course is open to all
students. Grades are on a credit/nocredit basis. (RPT3)
8262 lec 12:45PM  3:35PM M J.F. ALLEN
LRC 104C
(6 Week Class  Starts 10/26/2009, Ends 12/11/2009)
LEARNING SKILLS 015C 1.00 Units
OVERCOMING MATH ANXIETY C (NDA)
This course, LS15C – Overcoming Math Anxiety: Intermediate Algebra, is designed
to reduce math anxiety and build selfconfidence so that algebraic concepts
of real numbers, firstdegree equations and inequalities, systems of equations
and
inequalities, polynomials and exponents, rational expressions, rational
exponents
and radicals, quadratic equations and inequalities, functions and relations,
exponential and logarithmic function, sequences and series, and conic sections
will be comprehensible. Depending upon the diagnostic assessment outcome,
students will be placed in an appropriate program. Students may enroll through
the twelfth week of the semester. This course is open to all students. Grades
are
on a credit/nocredit basis. (RPT3)
8263 lec 3:10 hrs/wk TBA J.F. ALLEN CHEM 201
LEARNING SKILLS 024A 1.00 Units
THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TUTORING A (NDA)
This course is designed to provide theory and practice in tutoring sessions.
Emphasis is placed upon the tutoring process, tutees’ academic needs,
recordkeeping, and learning styles. Also, tutor training will be provided in
each
tutor’s discipline. Students may enroll through the twelfth week of the
semester.
This course is open to all students. Grades are on a credit/nocredit basis.
8266 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA J.F. ALLEN LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 040 1.00 Units
INTRODUCTION TO LEARNING DISABILITIES (NDA) (RPT 3)
3688 lec 3:10 hrs/wk TBA S.B. MATRANGA CH 109
8268 lec 3:10 hrs/wk TBA S.B. MATRANGA LRC 107
8269 lec 3:10 hrs/wk TBA A.L. SMITH LRC 107
LEARNING SKILLS 041 3.00 Units
STUDY STRATEGIES FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING
DISABILITIES (NDA) (RPT2)
8270 lec 2:05 hrs/wk TBA A.L. SMITH LRC 107
AND lab 2:05 hrs/wk TBA A.L. SMITH LRC 107
LEARNING SKILLS 043 1.00 Units
ADAPTIVE WORD PROCESSING OPERATIONS (NDA) (RPT 3)
8276 lab 3:10 hrs/wk TBA A.L. SMITH BUNG 103
LEARNING SKILLS 049 0.50 Units
LRN SKILLS: INTRO TO COMPUTER ASSISTED INSTRUCTION
APPLICATION (NDA) (RPT 3)
Introduction to Computer Assisted Instruction Application is designed to
introduce
all students to the computer as a tool for learning by using handson computer
interactive programs. Depending upon the diagnostic assessment, students will
be placed in an appropriate program. Students may enroll through the twelfth
week of the semester. This course is open to all students. Grades are on a
credit/
nocredit basis. (RPT3)
8277 lec 1:05 hrs/wk TBA J.F. ALLEN LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 050 0.50 Units
LRN SKILLS: INTRODUCTION TO CAI APPLICATIONS
LANGUAGE ARTS (NDA) (RPT 3)
Introduction to Computer Assisted Instruction in the Language Arts is designed
to introduce students to CAI Programs in the Language Arts by using handson
interactive instructional applications programs. Depending upon the diagnostic
assessment, students will be placed in an appropriate program. Students may
enroll through the twelfth week of the semester. This course is open to all
students.
Grades are on a credit/nocredit basis. (RPT3)
8278 lab 1:05 hrs/wk TBA C.B. ILANO LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 052 1.00 Units
TEST PREPARATION FOR THE GED:
LITERATURE AND ARTS (NDA) (RPT 3)
ADVISORIES: English 20, LS 1 AC. This course is designed to prepare students to
pass the General Educational Development (GED): Literature and the Arts Test. It
will include critical thinking skills  reading comprehension skills, interpret
graphs,
analysis in literature and the arts, tone and style/prose fiction, interpret
poetry,
interpret drama, interpret plays, interpret nonfiction and commentaries.
Depending
upon the diagnostic assessment, students will be placed in an appropriate
program.
Students may enroll through the twelfth week of the semester. This course is
open
to all students. Grades are on a credit/nocredit basis. (RPT3)
8585 lec 1:05 hrs/wk TBA J.F. ALLEN LRC 103A
AND lab 4:15 hrs/wk TBA J.F. ALLEN LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 053 1.00 Units
TEST PREPARATION FOR THE GED: WRITING SKILLS (NDA) (RPT 3)
ADVISORIES: English 20, LS 2AC, LS 7AC. This course is designed to prepare
students to pass the General Educational Development Test (GED): Writing
Skills Test. It will include basic grammar and usage skills, sentence structure,
capitalization, spelling, and the essay. Depending upon the diagnostic
assessment,
students will be placed in an appropriate program. Students may enroll through
the
twelfth week of the semester. This course is open to all students. Grades are on
a
credit/nocredit basis. (RPT3)
8586 lec 1:05 hrs/wk TBA J.F. ALLEN LRC 103A
AND lab 4:15 hrs/wk TBA J.F. ALLEN LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 054 1.00 Units
TEST PREPARATION FOR GED: SCIENCE TEST (NDA) (RPT 3)
ADVISORIES: English 20, LS1 AC. This course is designed to prepare students
to pass the General Educational Development (GED): Science Test. It will include
biology, earth science, astronomy, geology, meteorology, chemistry, and physics.
Depending upon the diagnostic assessment, students will be placed in an
appropriate program. Students may enroll through the twelfth week of the
semester.
This course is open to all students. Grades are on a credit/nocredit basis.
(RPT3)
8587 lec 1:05 hrs/wk TBA J.F. ALLEN LRC 103A
AND lab 4:15 hrs/wk TBA J.F. ALLEN LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 055 1.00 Units
TEST PREPARATION FOR THE GED: MATHEMATICS (NDA) (RPT 3)
ADVISORIES: Math 105, LS 10AC.This course is designed to prepare students
to pass the General Educational Development (GED): Mathematics Test. It will
include arithmetic, the metric system, algebra, geometry, statistics, and
probability
problems. Depending upon the diagnostic assessment, students will be placed
in an appropriate program. Students may enroll through the twelfth week of the
semester. This course is open to all students. Grades are on a credit/nocredit
basis. (LPT3)
8588 lec 1:05 hrs/wk TBA J.F. ALLEN LRC 103A
AND lab 4:15 hrs/wk TBA J.F. ALLEN LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 056 1.00 Units
TEST PREPARATION FOR THE GED: SOCIAL SCIENCE (NDA) (RPT 3)
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to prepare students to pass the GED: Social
Science Test. It will include the thirteen English colonies, the Revolutionary
War,
inflation and its effects, the various branches of government, time zones,
anthropology,
sociology, and psychology.
8589 lec 1:05 hrs/wk TBA J.F. ALLEN LRC 103A
AND lab 4:15 hrs/wk TBA J.F. ALLEN LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 485 1.00 Units
INTERNET RESEARCH
The Internet Research course teaches students how to use search engines; basic
and advanced searches with boolean operators; how to locate, store, and retrieve
materials in various content fields; how to critically evaluate these sources;
and how
to use and cite electronic resources. Depending upon the diagnostic assessment,
students will be placed in an appropriate program. Students may enroll through
the twelfth week of the semester. Grades are on a credit/nocredit basis. (RPT2)
8279 lab 2:05 hrs/wk TBA C.B. ILANO LRC 103A
