Helpful Courses

The course offerings vary each semester, so check out the current Course Schedule. Note, LEA courses do not carry degree credit, but are considered valuable in preparing students for a successful transition to college.

LEA 101 Academic Reading

An introduction to independent academic reading at a college level. Emphasizes strategies for increasing comprehension, varying reading rate, and developing critical reading skills. Focuses on assignments and activities that help students achieve the learning outcomes for first-year composition and other difficult reading-intensive courses that require students to write about nonfiction reading.

LEA 102 Learning Skills

Recommended for all students taking ENG 098. This is a non-degree credit, skills-based course. The primary goal for the course is to improve academic success by developing effective study habits, cultivate better time management skills, and familiarize students with the assistance available to them. 
Students will have an opportunity to learn about:

  • Recognizing the differences between high school and college expectations.
  • Study skills, learning styles, critical thinking, note taking, reading and test preparation.
  • Life skills with a focus on time management, diversity, AODA, finances, and career planning.

LEA 103 College Reading and Study Strategies

A reading-intensive course that helps students develop effective strategies for reading textbooks and non-fiction texts, taking notes, studying for exams, and taking tests.