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Basic Skills (noncredit) (BASK Courses)

BASK 7002A CBET: Community Based English Tutoring

90.0 - 102.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Grading Method: Noncredit
This multi-level English as a Second Language (ESL) course provides practical applications for parent involvement in children's learning and school environment. Topics include home tutoring techniques, creating a home environment conducive to learning, school content by grade level, and locating and utilizing educational resources through technology and community services.

BASK 7002B Community Based English Tutoring

6.0 - 36.0 hours.
Prerequisite: TEEN Y
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
This multi-level English as a Second Language (ESL) course provides practical applications for parent involvement in children's learning and school environment. Topics include home tutoring techniques, creating a home environment conducive to learning, school content by grade level, and locating and utilizing educational resources through technology and community services.

BASK 7003 Reading, Writing, and Math

36.0 - 102.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
This class is designed to help students improve basic skills in math, reading, and writing for the purpose of preparing students for high school diploma equivalency classes, entry into credit classes, or to improve career opportunities.

BASK 7003B Interdisciplinary Basic Skills: Reading, Writing, and Math

6.0 - 36.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
C-ID Course Number: N/A
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Noncredit
This class allows students to improve upon basic skills in math, reading, and writing. Material is presented through individual, small group, computer-assisted instruction, and tutoring. Accessible software programs include Rosetta Stone, Aztec, and PLATO.

BASK 7004A Supervised Tutoring

45.0 - 51.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
C-ID Course Number: N/A
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Noncredit
This course provides students with class-specific tutorial assistance, study strategies, self-confidence building strategies, and critical thinking skills necessary for success in the classroom. Students seeking a greater understanding of course material benefit from this small-group environment, which is conducive to skill building.

BASK 7004B Supervised Tutoring

24.0 - 27.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
C-ID Course Number: N/A
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Noncredit
This course provides students with class-specific tutorial assistance, study strategies, self-confidence building strategies, and critical thinking skills necessary for success in the classroom. Students seeking a greater understanding of course material benefit from this small-group environment, which is conducive to skill building.

BASK 7005 H.S. Equivalency Exam Preparation

96.0 - 108.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
This course is designed to help students prepare for the High School Equivalency Exam such as the GED or HISET. Students learn the core knowledge and skills needed to pass each of the High School Equivalency Tests. The content areas covered will be Language Arts-Reading/Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Students will also receive instruction in developing test-taking skills. This course can be applied to obtain a secondary education/high school equivalency exam preparation certificate of competency.

BASK 7005B Preparing for the GED Tests

36.0 - 48.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
This course is designed to help students successfully pass the General Educational Development (GED) tests. Students receive instruction in reading, writing, social studies, science, mathematics, and test- taking skills. Students have the opportunity to practice test items.

BASK 7006 Math Reasoning

96.0 - 108.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
This course is designed to prepare students for the Math portion of the High School Diploma Equivalency preparation course for GED or HiSET. Students learn math skills and concepts applied to Real-Life applications and problem-solving strategies. 

BASK 7007 Language Arts H.S. Equivalency Exam Prep

16.0 - 34.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
This course is designed to prepare students for the Reasoning Through Language Arts portion of the High School Equivalency preparation course for GED or HiSET. Students learn reading, writing skills, and critical thinking to effectively pass the test. The class is open entry; however, 8th grade reading level or above is recommended. Students will also learn test-taking strategies. 

BASK 7008A Success in College Lab

45.0 - 51.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Grading Method: Noncredit
This open-entry, open-exit study lab provides high-risk students with general study skills applicable to specific courses. Students receive tutorial assistance, learn study strategies, and receive assistance to support credit class academic success. Although this lab is designed primarily for the student athlete, anyone 18 or over can attend.

BASK 7009 Social Studies H.S. Equivalency Exam Prep

16.0 - 34.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
C-ID Course Number: N/A
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
This course is designed to prepare students for the Social Studies portion of the high school diploma equivalency preparation course for GED or HiSET. Students learn about Civics and Government, U.S. History, Economics, and Geography sections on the test. Emphasis is placed on learning test- taking strategies and applying thinking skills to analyze tables, charts, diagrams and text. 

BASK 7010 Family Literacy

16.0 - 18.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Noncredit
Family literacy recognizes adults as a powerful influence on children's academic success and emphasizes bringing reading and writing into the home and making it a family activity. This course presents students with the tools and resources needed to enhance literacy together.

BASK 7011 Basic Math

32.0 - 55.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
This basic math course is designed to help students increase their math skills. This course covers basic functions of arithmetic including whole numbers, multiplication, fractions, decimals, and percentages. Students will apply operations with numbers to real world problems and interpret the answers in a real-life context. This course can be applied to obtain a Basic Skills-Certificate of Competency.

BASK 7012 Basic Reading and Writing

32.0 - 55.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
This course is designed to help students learn the foundation of basic reading and writing so they may enroll in the language arts section for the High School Equivalency Exam Preparation course. The course is designed for students who read and write at grade levels below 8th grade. This course can be applied to obtain a Basic Skills in Certificate of Competency.

BASK 7013 Computer Skills H.S. Equivalency Test Preparation

16.0 - 34.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
This course is designed to help students become familiar with basic computer skills needed to answer the different types of questions, editing tools, monitoring and control tools on the online GED and HiSET tests. Additionally, the students will learn how to use the TI-XS Scientific calculator for the GED test and the four-function calculator for the HiSET test. This course can be applied to obtain a secondary education/high school equivalency exam preparation - certificate of competency. 

BASK 7014 Mathematics Lab

64.0 - 72.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Noncredit
In this open laboratory setting, students receive one-on-one instruction in specific requested areas and guided practice sessions on varied mathematical topics. This class is designed as a supplementary lab for students who need additional instructional assistance to successfully complete any Allan Hancock College mathematics class.

BASK 7015 Reading and Writing Lab

64.0 - 128.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Repeatable: 10.00
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Noncredit
In this open laboratory setting, students receive one-on-one instruction in specific requested areas of reading and writing. The class is designed as a supplementary lab for students who need additional instructional assistance to successfully complete any reading or writing assignment for an Allan Hancock College class or for a college application.

BASK 7016 Science: High School Equivalency Exam Preparation

16.0 - 34.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
This course is designed to prepare students for the Science portion of the High School Diploma Equivalency preparation course for GED or HiSET. Students learn skills needed in related texts of Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth and Space Science. Emphasis is placed on learning test-taking strategies and applying thinking skills to analyze tables, charts, diagrams, and text. This course can be applied to obtain a secondary education/high school equivalency exam preparation - certificate of competency.

BASK 7017 Geometry: High School Diploma Equivalency Exam Preparation

16.0 - 34.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Satisfactory Progress
This course is designed to help students successfully complete the geometry section required to pass the High School Equivalency Exam for GED or HiSET.

BASK 7200 Library Skills

4.0 - 6.0 hours.
Acceptable for credit: N - Noncredit
C-ID Course Number: N/A
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Noncredit
This noncredit lab course will teach students how to navigate the academic library, how to seek out research counsel from librarians and other library staff and how to evaluate the credibility of information sources. Students will also learn general library etiquette and library research skills. This course allows access to the open access digital resources of the library.