2013 - 2014 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Course Descriptions for DREA


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Students can improve their academic success by taking the appropriate reading courses. For an assessment of which course to begin with, talk with a reading faculty member, counselor or advisor.


DREA 0090 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Developmental Reading
Course Description: This course presents basic reading comprehension and vocabulary skills. Basic study skills are introduced. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085212


DREA 0091 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Developmental Reading
Course Description: This course continues the development of reading comprehension and vocabulary skills. Study skills are also included. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085212


DREA 0093 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Developmental Reading
Course Description: This course offers further development of reading comprehension, vocabulary, and study skills. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085212


DREA 0100 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

College Learning Skills in Reading
Course Description: This course offers further development of reading comprehension, vocabulary, and study skills for students who have completed the developmental reading series, but have not passed the reading portion of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI). (1 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085212


DREA 0200 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Learning Skills Improvement in Reading
Course Description: This course offers further development of reading comprehension and vocabulary for students who have completed the developmental reading series, but have not passed the reading portion of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI). Emphasis is on the development of learning skills according to individual needs. (2 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085212

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DREA 0300 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Communication Skills in Reading
Course Description: This course offers basic reading skill training through the use of whole language development. This course is designed for students whose assessment scores indicate special needs. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085212



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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