Adult Basic Education

updated 6/18/15


ABE 011
English as a Second Language I (1-10)
Students demonstrate knowledge of sound-letter relationships by listening, speaking, reading, and writing the English alphabet. They become familiar with US currency and recognize common forms of print found in the home and environment. Prerequisite: CASA/ESL appraisal test.

ABE 012
English as a Second Language II (1-10)
Introduction to basic English vocabulary, conversation, and grammar. Students will become familiar with simple text in both oral and written form. Prerequisite: CASAS/ESL appraisal test placement into ABE 012 or successful completion of ABE 011.

ABE 013
English as a Second Language III (1-10)
Students develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in an integrated manner that fosters cognitive English language acquisition and participation in native English communication in limited environments. Prerequisite: CASAS/ESL appraisal test or successful completion of ABE 012.

ABE 014
English as a Second Language IV (1-10)
Students will improve their basic interpersonal communication skills and cognitive academic skills. Conversation skills will be developed at a natural level of production. Literacy skills will begin to comprehend text at an evaluative level. Prerequisite: CASAS/ESL appraisal test.

ABE 015
English as a Second Language Lab (1-6)
Students will improve listening, speaking, and reading skills while participating in computer assisted learning activities, conversation, and focused listening activities and use of multimedia that will aid them in becoming independent learners. Corequisite: recommended in conjunction with ABE 011, 012, 013, 014, and 016.

ABE 016
English as a Second Language V (1-10)
Students will expand their cognitive academic skills and refine their oral proficiency, focusing on pronunciation and accuracy in oral and written speech. Literacy skills will be at the analytical and synthesis level of comprehension. Prerequisite: CASAS/ESL appraisal test.

ABE 018
ABE Integrated Level 1 (1-15)
Designed for students to learn and/or review beginning grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraph development, reading comprehension and math skills in preparation for passing of the GED exam. Prerequisite: CASAS appraisal score 200 and below.

ABE 020
Adult Basic Education Orientation (1-1)
Includes individual goal setting, an introduction to educational programs offered at CC, placement testing, advising, and educational planning. Prerequisite for all new students to the ABE/ESL programs.

ABE 021
Adult Basic Education Level II Reading (1-5)
Students will complete Level 2A reading competencies mandated by the Washington State Basic Skills Competency Indicators and CASAS assessment in lab, lecture/lab setting. Prerequisite: CASAS score of 200-210.

ABE 022
Adult Basic Education Level II Writing (1-5)
Class participants will build writing skills as a preparation for GED testing, more advanced writing classes, or work and family related goals. Emphasis is placed on the use of writing for basic survival needs, job situations, and personal communication. Prerequisite: CASAS and/or TABE testing.

ABE 023
Adult Basic Education Level II Math (1-5)
Class participants will build basic math skills as a preparation for GED testing, more advanced math classes, or family and work related goals. Emphasis is placed on place value, estimating and averaging, and whole number operations in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Application of operations in real-life word problems will be used to demonstrate competence. Prerequisite: CASAS and/or TABE testing.

ABE 028
ABE Integrated Level 2 (1-15)
Designed for students to learn and/or review beginning grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraph development, reading comprehension and math skills in preparation for passing of the GED exam. Prerequisite: CASAS appraisal score 201 to 210.

ABE 030
Life and Work Strategies (1-5)
A life and work skills overview for ABE students. Emphasis is placed on developing skills in learning to learn, communication, thinking, personal management, group effectiveness and leadership. Prerequisite: 2.0 or above on TABE Reading test.

ABE 031
Adult Basic Education Level III Reading (1-5)
Students will study Level 3 reading competencies mandated by the Washington State Basic Skills Competency Indicators and CASAS assessment in lab, lecture, or lecture/lab setting. Prerequisite: CASAS score of 211-220.

ABE 032
Adult Basic Education Level III Writing (1-5)
Class participants will build basic writing skills as a preparation for GED testing, more advanced writing classes, or family and work related goals. Emphasis is placed on identifying personal goals in writing, composing a variety of sentences and paragraphs, and applying these skills to life situations. Prerequisite: CASAS and/or TABE testing.

ABE 033
Adult Basic Education Level III Math (1-5)
Class participants will build basic math skills as a preparation for GED testing, more advanced math classes, or family and work related goals. Emphasis is placed on concepts and procedures to make an estimate, solve a problem, and/or carry out a task involving decimals and fractions. Prerequisite: CASAS and/or TABE testing.

ABE 036
ABE II Level 2 Writing (1)
This course is designed to meet the needs of adults whose English skills are between the fourth and seventh grade level. Assessment will determine each student's starting level. This course is not designed to be completed within one quarter's time span. Students will work only in those areas where they need assistance. Washington State Core Competencies including practical living applications will be emphasized. Prerequisite: successful completion of ABE 022 or placement score between 4.0 and 6.9 on TABE.

ABE 038
ABE Integrated Level 3 (1-15)
Designed for students to learn and/or review intermediate grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraph development, reading comprehension and math skills in preparation for passing of the GED exam. Prerequisite: CASAS appraisal score 211 to 220.

ABE 039
Job Readiness (1-3)
Students compare aptitudes, interests and skills against current job market. Emphasis is placed on resume development, job applications and the interview process. Prerequisite: 2.0 or above on the TABE reading test.

ABE 041
Adult Basic Education Level IV Reading (1-5)
Students will study Level 4 reading competencies mandated by the Washington State Basic Skills Competency Indicators and CASAS assessment in lab, lecture, or lecture/lab setting. Prerequisite: CASAS score of 221-235.

ABE 042
Adult Basic Education Level IV Writing (1-5)
Class participants will build basic math skills as a preparation for GED testing, more advanced writing classes, or family and work related goals. Emphasis is placed on writing narrative descriptions, short essays, and a variety of formal letters with consistent use of basic punctuation. Prerequisite: CASAS and/or TABE testing.

ABE 043
Adult Basic Education Level IV Math (1-5)
Class participants will build basic math skills as a preparation for GED testing, more advanced math classes, or family and work related goals. Emphasis is placed on mathematical concepts and procedures to make estimates, solve problems, and/or carry out tasks involving percent, ratio and proportion, simple formulas measurements, and tables and graphs. Prerequisite: CASAS and/or TABE testing.

ABE 046
Written and Oral Communication (1-5)
Class participants enhance written and oral communication skills through the introduction of computer skill development and introductory communication skills for the workplace. Prerequisite: CASAS testing with a minimum score of 210.

ABE 048
ABE Integrated Level 4 (1-15)
Designed for students to learn and/or review advanced grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraph development, reading comprehension and math skills in preparation for the GED exam. Prerequisite: CASAS appraisal score 221 to 235.

ABE 051
Adult Basic Education Level V Reading (1-5)
Students will study Level 5 reading competencies mandated by the Washington State Basic Skills Competency Indicators and CASAS assessment in lab, lecture, or lecture/lab setting. Prerequisite: CASAS score of 236-245.

ABE 052
Adult Basic Education Level V Writing (1-5)
Class participants will build writing skills as a preparation for GED testing. Emphasis is placed on advanced writing skills. Prerequisite: CASAS and/or TABE testing.

ABE 053
Adult Basic Education Level V Math (1-5)
Class participants use basic math skills as a preparation for GED testing. The use of computational skills to solve problems in a GED context is emphasized. Students are expected to have the ability to manipulate whole numbers, decimals and fractions. Basic algebra and geometry are introduced. Prerequisite: CASAS and/or TABE testing.

ABE 058
ABE Integrated Level 5 (1-15)
Designed for students to learn and/or review advanced grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraph development, reading comprehension and math skills in preparation for the GED exam. Prerequisite: CASAS appraisal score 236 to 245.

ABE 060
Key Skills for Success (1-10)
This course will provide students with targeted skills in areas that will ease their transition into academic and vocational courses or into employment and training. Targeted skills include coursework that addresses personal management, interpersonal communication, career information, college resources, computer basics and help for success within vocational content areas. The instruction in these areas is pre-academic or pre-vocational with the purpose of creating a bridge for students to traditional college courses and services. Prerequisite: CASAS testing.

ABE 061
Adult Basic Education Level VI Reading (1-5)
Students will study Level 6 reading competencies mandated by the Washington State Basic Skills Competency Indicators and CASAS assessment in lab, lecture, or lecture/lab setting. Prerequisite: CASAS score of 246+.

ABE 062
Adult Basic Education Level VI Writing (1-5)
Class participants will build writing skills as a preparation for GED testing. Emphasis is placed on advanced writing skills. Prerequisite: successful completion of any two GED tests.

ABE 063
Adult Basic Education Level VI Math (1-5)
Class participants use basic math skills as a preparation for GED testing. The use of computational skills to solve problems in a GED context is emphasized. Students are expected to have the ability to manipulate whole numbers, decimals and fractions. Basic algebra and geometry are introduced. Prerequisite: successful completion of any two GED tests.

ABE 068
ABE Integrated Level 6 (1-15)
Designed for students to learn and/or review advanced grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraph development, reading comprehension and math skills in preparation for the GED exam. Prerequisite: ABE 058, completion of 3 GED tests or CASAS 246-255.

ABE 080
Reading for Civics - Level I (1-3)
Students develop their reading and comprehension skills focusing on topics that will aid them in becoming better members of the community. Placement is based on CASAS reading scores.

ABE 081
Reading for Civics - Level 2 (1-3)
Students will develop their reading and comprehension skills focusing on topics that will aid them in becoming better members of the community. Placement is based on CASAS reading scores.

ABE 082
Reading for Civics - Level 3 (1-3)
Students develop their reading and comprehension skills focusing on topics that will aid them in becoming better members of the community. Placement is based on CASAS reading scores.

ABE 083
Reading for Civics - Level 4 (1-3)
Students develop their reading and comprehension skills focusing on topics that will aid them in becoming better members of the community. Placement is based on CASAS reading scores.

ABE 085
Contemporary World Problems (1-5)
Designed to improve analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and application of text in reading, writing, and thinking within the context of contemporary world problems.

ABE 086
Pacific NW History (1-5)
Designed to improve analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and application of text in reading, writing, and thinking within the context of the U.S. and Northwest history.

ABE 087
US Government & Civics (1-5)
Designed to improve analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and application of text in reading, writing, and thinking within the context of U.S. Civics.

ABE 088
US History (1-5)
Designed to improve analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and application of text in reading, writing, and thinking within the context of U.S. and Northwest history.

ABE 089
Health and Nutrition (1-5)
A review of nutrition and a healthy diet to enhance one's overall health.

ABE 090
Health and Exercise (1-5)
A review of nutrition and exercise to enhance one's overall health.

ABE 092
Critical Reading/Writing (1-5)
Course is designed to improve analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and application of text in reading, writing, and thinking.

ABE 093 (1-5)
Fine Arts
Course is designed to improve analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and application of text in reading, writing, and thinking through exploration of the arts.

ABE 094
Science Literacy (1-5)
Course is designed to improve analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and application of text reading, writing, and thinking through exploration of the general fields in science.

ABE 095
Occupational Education (1-5)
Course is designed to improve analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and application of text in reading, writing, and thinking through exploration and implementation of career choices.

ABE 096
Science Lit Laboratory (1-5)
Course is designed to improve analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and application of scientific material/procedure through reading, writing, and exploration- using scientific methodology and evaluation of data.