Center for Learning Advancement

Mission Statement

The Center for Learning Advancement provides instruction and support 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 departments use assessment and placement information to offer sequenced credit and non-credit courses in reading, writing, English as a second language, math, study skills, and computer literacy.

  • Academic Learning Skills - Academic Learning Skills (ALS) offers courses to improve student success in lower division, professional technical and transfer courses. ALS courses offer clear and direct articulation with courses required for the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree. ALS coordinates class sequences and outcomes with the following departments: Adult Basic and Secondary Education; English as a Second Language; Language, Literature and Communication; Health Professions and Mathematics
  • Adult Basic and Secondary Education (ABSE) - ABSE offers a variety of pre-college level alternatives for adults and teens who need to improve on basic and secondary level reading, writing or math skills for work-related reasons, to prepare for college, or pass the GED.
  • English as a Second Language - The mission of the English as a Second Language Department is to assist non-native speakers, both resident and international students, to achieve educational, workplace or other personal goals by facilitating English language learning and intercultural understanding in a supportive, respectful environment.