Skagit Valley College

Catalog Course Search Details

 Course Title:   College and Workforce Prep Academy

 Title Abbreviation:   CWPA

 Department:    CCB

 Course #:    54

 Credits:    16

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    16

 CIP:    320240

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Identify and implement habits, attitudes, and thought processes that lead to academic and professional success. Improve academic skills and confidence through mastering critical thinking, writing, and reading skills.


Prerequisite: CASAS Reading Score 226-246 or completion of ABE 052 (On Ramp) with B or better

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 176

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Use simple, complex, and compound sentences effectively.
    • Identify and correct sentence fragments.
    • Use commas correctly and fix run-ons.
  2. Display writing competencies appropriate for transition into college-level courses.
    • Write fully developed summary paragraphs with topic sentences, supporting details, and transitions.
    • Write fully developed response paragraphs with topic sentences, supporting details, examples, and transitions.
    • Write 5 paragraph essays that draw on personal experience and concepts from multiple texts to support a claim.
    • Write 5 paragraph argumentative essays that use evidence and quotes from multiple texts to support a claim.
    • Cite sources using a specified style guide (preferably APA).
    • Implement a writing process that includes conscious use of planning, revision, and editing. Receive constructive criticism and respond/revise accordingly.
    • Choose and consistently apply appropriate tense, style, and document format.
  3. Formulate and analyze arguments.
  4. Develop metacognition and reading strategies through reading routines and extensive social reading opportunities.
  5. Use technology to research information, format documents, and present ideas.
  6. Demonstrate competency in applying college success skills including time management,note taking, and the ability to work collaboratively.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to set goals and priorities through a practical team research and presentation project
  8. Navigate the college landscape physically, mentally, and emotionally.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

Course Contents

  1. Personal responsibility
  2. Personal management
  3. College success skills
  4. College culture
  5. Critical thinking