What kind of placement might I expect from Assessment Services?

Once we have completed your placement for Tacoma Community College, you may be placed into one or more of the following. Please contact Advising to find out what your placements mean for your situation at 253.566.6091 or e-mail peeradv@tacomacc.edu      

For: (English:  TRANSITIONAL CLASSES - ABE)

  • Contact 253-566-5144
  • Developmental Education is part of the coordinated system of learning assistance services which supports the individual's educational goals.
  • The objective of the program is to provide each student with an opportunity to assess and develop skills necessary to enter into college-level courses.
  • Many Developmental Education courses are designed so that a student may begin at his or her current level.
  • The rate of advancement is determined by the student.
  • Courses are offered in mathematics, reading, and English. ENGL/ 085 Academic Reading and Writing I: Foundations  Credit Hours: 8
    • Description: A pre-college integrated reading and writing course that provides instructions and practice skills needed for placement into ENGL/ 095. ENGL/ 085

For: (Academic Reading and Writing I: Foundations)

  • Credit Hours: 10  
  • Description: A pre-college integrated reading and writing course that provides instructions and practice skills needed for placement into ENGL/ 095. ENGL/ 095  Academic Reading and Writing II: ThresholdCredit Hours: 10  
  • Description: An integrated pre-college course designed to improve the student's reading and writing ability for entrance in ENGL& 101 ENGL/ 095 Academic Reading and Writing II: ThresholdCredit Hours: 8
  • Description: An integrated pre-college course designed to improve the student's reading and writing ability for entrance in ENGL& 101. ENGL& 101 English Composition I or courses that require ENGL& 101Credit Hours: 5  
  • Description: (Previously ENGL-101) Study and application of the principles of college writing.

For (Math:  TRANSITIONAL CLASSES - ABE)

  • Contact 253-566-5144
  • Developmental Education is part of the coordinated system of learning assistance services which supports the individual's educational goals.
  • The objective of the program is to provide each student with an opportunity to assess and develop skills necessary to enter into college-level courses.
  • Many Developmental Education courses are designed so that a student may begin at his or her current level.
  • The rate of advancement is determined by the student.
  • Courses are offered in mathematics, reading, and English.
    • CMATH 075 Computer-Based Review Arithmetic  
      • Credit Hours: 5
        • Prerequisite: ENGL/ 085 with a minimum grade of C (may be taken concurrently) or READ 075 with a minimum grade of C A student who has earned a grade of "U" in any CMATH course will not be allowed to take any other CMATH course.
          • A self-paced, computer-based course covering the same material as MATH 075.
        • Review of basic mathematics including arithmetic of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, proportions, and plane geometry.
        • A four function calculator is required.  
    • MATH 085-A Introduction to Elementary Algebra
      • Credit Hours: 5
      • Description: (Previously MATH-088) Beginning algebra specifically designed for students with no algebra background.
      • Note: SEE MARC 85 FOR OPTIONAL COMPANION COURSE.
    • MATH 090-B Elementary Algebra
      • Credit Hours: 5  
      • Description: Topics include linear equations, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, graphing, and systems of equations.  
      • Note: SEE MARC 90 FOR OPTIONAL COMPANION COURSE.  
    • MATH 095-A Intermediate Algebra
      • Credit Hours: 5
      • Description: (Formerly MATH-099)
      • Topics include introduction to functions; linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions and their applications; systems of linear equations and inequalities and their applications; rational exponents and radicals.
      • Note: MATH 95 IS THE STANDARD INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA COURSE FOR MOST TCC STUDENTS.
      • TMATH 100 MAY BE TAKEN BY STUDENTS CONSIDERING ALLIED HEALTH PROGRAMS (EXCEPT SONOGRAPHY). COLLEGE LEVEL 1

Please contact advisor to choose class appropriate for major and degree. COLLEGE LEVEL 2 Please contact advisor to choose class appropriate for major and degree  You may find more information on our webpage titled “Assess Your Skills” . http://www.tacomacc.edu/theenrollmentprocess/assessyourskills 

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Article ID: 33777
Created
Thu 7/20/17 12:36 PM
Modified
Thu 8/15/19 8:16 AM