LEARNING SKILLS
Chair: Maryanne Des
Vignes (323) 9534000 ext. 2770 • LIB 103C
www.lacitycollege.edu/resource/learningskills/index.html
LEARNING SKILLS 001A  READING (NDA)  1.00 UNITS 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 TBA ALLEN, J F LRC 103
8179 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA MATRANGA, S B LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 001B  READING (NDA)  1.00 UNITS 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 TBA KIJEWSKI, E B LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 001C  READING (NDA)  1.00 UNITS 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.
0143 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA DES VIGNES, M LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 002A  ENGLISH FUNDAMENTALS (NDA) 
1.00 UNITS 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 TBA ADUNNI, O LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 002B  ENGLISH FUNDAMENTALS
(NDA)  1.00 UNITS 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 TBA DES VIGNES, M LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 002C  ENGLISH FUNDAMENTALS
(NDA)  1.00 UNITS 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 TBA ADUNNI, O LRC 103A
8203 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA DES VIGNES, M LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 003A  VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT
(NDA)  1.00 UNITS Rpt 3
DESCRIPTION: This course provides instruction in the articulation and
pronunciation
of English consonants, vowels, and diphthongs to improve English communication
skills.
8204 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA DES VIGNES, M LRC 104C
LEARNING SKILLS 003B  VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT
(NDA)  1.00 UNITS Rpt 3
DESCRIPTION: This course helps students develop English conversational
skills at a
beginning level.
8195 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA DES VIGNES, M LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 003C  VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT
(NDA)  1.00 UNITS 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 TBA DES VIGNES, M
PLAT LAB
(16 Week Class  Starts 8/30/2010, Ends 12/19/2010 )
LEARNING SKILLS 003D  VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT
(NDA)  1.00 UNITS 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 TBA ILANO, C B LRC 103A
5083 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA JANNOL, M LRC 103
8206 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA ALLEN, J F LRC 103A
8207 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA KIJEWSKI, E B LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 003E  VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT
(NDA)  1.00 UNITS 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. 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 based on a credit/nocredit basis. This course is repeatable three times.
8210 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA ILANO, C B LRC 103A
8211 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA ALLEN, J F LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 004  THE MECHANICS OF SPELLING
(NDA)  1.00 UNITS 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. 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)
8214 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA ILANO, C B LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 006A  ACADEMIC STUDY SKILLS
(NDA)  1.00 UNITS
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 TBA JANNOL, M LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 006B  ACADEMIC STUDY SKILLS
(NDA)  1.00 UNITS
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 TBA ALLEN, J F LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 006C  ACADEMIC STUDY SKILLS
(NDA)  1.00 UNITS
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 TBA ILANO, C B LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 007A  BASIC COMPOSITION
(NDA)  1.00 UNITS
DESCRIPTION: This course offers beginning writing instruction which focuses
on basic
sentence structures and paragraph development.
1601 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA SMITH, A L CH 109
8184 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA MATRANGA, S B CH 117
8219 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA ILANO, C B LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 007B  BASIC COMPOSITION
(NDA)  1.00 UNITS
DESCRIPTION: This course offers intermediate writing instruction which
focuses on
basic sentence structures and threeparagraph essay development.
8187 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA MATRANGA, S B CH 117
8224 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA ILANO, C B LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 007C  BASIC COMPOSITION
(NDA)  1.00 UNITS
DESCRIPTION: This course offers advanced writing instruction which focuses
upon
fiveparagraph essay development.
8226 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA ILANO, C B LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 010A  MATHEMATICS FUNDAMENTALS
(NDA)  1.00 UNITS 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 TBA VANGOR, R A LRC 103A
8232 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA ADELEYE, A LRC 103A
8233 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA DAO, H C LRC 103A
8234 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA MATRANGA, S B LRC 103A
8235 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA VANGOR, R A LRC 103A
0121 LRNSKIL 010A TBA DES VIGNES M LRC
103A
LEARNING SKILLS 010B  MATHEMATICS FUNDAMENTALS
(NDA)  1.00 UNITS 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 TBA VANGOR, R A LRC 103A
8238 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA ADELEYE, A LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 010C  MATHEMATICS FUNDAMENTALS
(NDA)  1.00 UNITS 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 TBA ADELEYE, A LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 011A  ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA
(NDA)  1.00 UNITS 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)
8246 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA DAO, H C LRC 103A
8247 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA ADELEYE, A LRC 103A
8248 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA VANGOR, R A LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 011B  ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA
(NDA)  1.00 UNITS 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)
8250 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA ADELEYE, A LRC 103A
8252 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA VANGOR, R A LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 011C  ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA
(NDA)  1.00 UNITS 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 TBA ADELEYE, A LRC 103A
8254 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA VANGOR, R A LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 011D  ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA
(NDA)  1.00 UNITS 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 TBA ILANO, C B LRC 103A
8256 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA ADELEYE, A LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 011E  ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA
(NDA)  1.00 UNITS 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 TBA VANGOR, R A LRC 103A
8258 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA ADELEYE, A LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 015A  OVERCOMING MATH ANXIETY
(NDA)  1.00 UNITS 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 12:45 pm  3:35 pm M ALLEN, J F
LRC 104C
(6 Week Class  Starts 9/13/2010, Ends 10/22/2010 )
LEARNING SKILLS 015B  OVERCOMING MATH ANXIETY
(NDA)  1.00 UNITS 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 12:45 pm  3:35 pm M ALLEN, J F
LRC 104C
(6 Week Class  Starts 10/25/2010, Ends 12/10/2010 )
LEARNING SKILLS 015C  OVERCOMING MATH ANXIETY
(NDA)  1.00 UNITS
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 TBA ALLEN, J F TBA
LEARNING SKILLS 017A  INDIVIDUALIZED INTERMEDIATE
ALGEBRA A (NDA)  1.00 UNITS Rpt 3
0311 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA VANGOR, R A LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 017B  INDIVIDUALIZED INTERMEDIATE
ALGEBRA B (NDA)  1.00 UNITS Rpt 3
0312 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA VANGOR, R A LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 017C  INDIVIDUALIZED INTERMEDIATE
ALGEBRA C (NDA)  1.00 UNITS Rpt 3
0313 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA VANGOR, R A LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 017D  INDIVIDUALIZED INTERMEDIATE
ALGEBRA D (NDA)  1.00 UNITS Rpt 3
0314 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA VANGOR, R A LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 017E  INDIVIDUALIZED INTERMEDIATE
ALGEBRA E (NDA)  1.00 UNITS Rpt 3
0315 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA VANGOR, R A LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 024A  THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TUTORING
(NDA)  1.00 UNITS
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 TBA ALLEN, J F LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 040  INTRODUCTION TO LEARNING
DISABILITIES (NDA)  1.00 UNITS Rpt 3
3688 LEC  3:10 hrs TBA MATRANGA, S B CH 109
8268 LEC  3:10 hrs TBA MATRANGA, S B LRC 107
8269 LEC  3:10 hrs TBA SMITH, A L LRC 107
LEARNING SKILLS 041  STUDY STRATEGIES FOR STUDENTS WITH
LEARNING DISABILITIES (NDA)  3.00 UNITS Rpt 2
8270 LEC  2:05 hrs TBA SMITH, A L LRC 107
AND LAB  2:05 hrs TBA SMITH, A L LRC 107
LEARNING SKILLS 043  ADAPTIVE WORD PROCESSING
OPERATIONS (NDA)  1.00 UNITS Rpt 3
8276 LAB  3:10 hrs TBA SMITH, A L BUNG 103
LEARNING SKILLS 049  INTRO TO COMPUTER ASSISTED
INSTRUCTION APPLICATION (NDA)  0.50 UNITS 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 TBA ALLEN, J F LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 050  INTRO TO COMPUTER ASSISTED
INSTRUCTION  LANGUAGE ARTS (NDA)  0.50 UNITS Rpt
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 TBA DES VIGNES, M LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 052  TEST PREPARATION FOR THE GED:
LITERATURE AND ARTS (NDA)  1.00 UNITS 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 TBA ALLEN, J F LRC 103A
AND LAB  4:15 hrs TBA ALLEN, J F LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 053  TEST PREPARATION FOR THE GED:
WRITING SKILLS (NDA)  1.00 UNITS 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 TBA ALLEN, J F LRC 103A
AND LAB  4:15 hrs TBA ALLEN, J F LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 054  TEST PREPARATION FOR GED: SCIENCE
TEST (NDA)  1.00 UNITS 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 TBA ALLEN, J F LRC 103A
AND LAB  4:15 hrs TBA ALLEN, J F LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 055  TEST PREPARATION FOR THE GED:
MATHEMATICS (NDA)  1.00 UNITS 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 TBA ALLEN, J F LRC 103A
AND LAB  4:15 hrs TBA ALLEN, J F LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 056  TEST PREPARATION FOR THE GED: SOCIAL
SCIENCE (NDA)  1.00 UNITS 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 TBA ALLEN, J F LRC 103A
AND LAB  4:15 hrs TBA ALLEN, J F LRC 103A
LEARNING SKILLS 485  INTERNET RESEARCH (CSU)  1.00 UNITS
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)
0155 LAB  2:05 hrs TBA SMITH, A L CH 109
8279 LAB  2:05 hrs TBA ALLEN, J F LRC 103A
