The Academic Learning Skills Department provides instruction at both the developmental and transfer levels to prepare students for success in lower division and career/technical courses and in work, family and community settings. The Department uses assessment and placement information to offer sequenced credit courses in reading, writing, English as a second language, math, study skills, and computer literacy.
Academic Learning Skills includes:
- Credit courses to develop skills: These courses are helpful to students who have been out of school for a long time, lack confidence in their skills, or need to improve skills which are developed but not refined. Students who are at college for the first time, who did not do well in former schooling, or whose goals are to achieve high grades and strong knowledge are provided the instructional coursework to assure their success at Lane.
- Support for students who have specific learning disabilities: Multi sensory approaches to learning are included in many skill building courses. Students strengthen their basic skills through step-by-step instruction.
Academic Learning Skills Department offers courses for college credit. For more information about courses, see the Study Skills and College Preparation heading in the course description section of the college catalog. Other specialized courses may be found under the following headings in the course descriptions: Mathematics; Computers: Introduction/ Information Systems/Computer Science; Computers: Keyboarding; Women in Transition; and Writing.
Guided Studies is designed for students whose placement test scores indicate the need to strengthen academic skills before entering college level courses. Guided Studies students are required to take appropriate preparatory courses and are restricted from other college level courses their first term. Students meet with the Guided Studies counselors to plan an appropriate program.