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DIRW 0305 (3 Credit Hours) New course added November 22, 2015
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at CVC, EFC, NLC

Integrated Reading and Writing
Prerequisite: An appropriate assessment test score.
Course Description: Integration of critical reading and academic writing skills. Successful completion of this course taught at the lower level allows students to progress to the upper (exit) level. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085912


DIRW 0310 (3 Credit Hours) New course added November 22, 2015
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Integrated Reading and Writing
Prerequisite: The successful completion of DIRW 0305, DWRI 0091, DREA 0091 or an appropriate assessment test score.
Course Description: Continued integration of critical reading and academic writing skills. Successful completion of this course if taught at the upper (exit) level fulfills TSI requirements for reading and/or writing. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085912


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)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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, RLC

Developmental Reading
Prerequisite: None. An appropriate assessment test score.
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

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DREA 0093 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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


DREA 0300 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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


DREA 0400 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Communication Skills in Reading
Course Description: This course is for students with significant reading problems. It is organized around reading skill development. Emphasis is on individual needs and personalized programs. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085235



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.