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Puente Classes

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PUENTE GUIDANCE CLASSES:

Fall Course Description:

Guidance 101 - First Year Experience - 3.0 Units
This comprehensive course integrates personal growth, academic and career success with problem solving, critical and creative thinking. The course focuses on the following topics: life management, goal setting, career decision making, educational planning, college requirements and expectations, instructor-student interaction, cultural diversity, health maintenance, stress management, campus resources, learning styles and strategies including lecture note-taking, test taking and concentration.
48-54 hours lecture, CSU and UC transferable - [ View Course Details here ]

Course Materials:

  • 3 ring binder
  • Text: "On Course" (Skip Downing)
  • Victor Valley College Course Catalog

 

Spring Course Description:

Guidance 107 - LEARNING STRATEGIES AND STUDY SKILLS- 3.0 Units

This survey course assists students in assessing attitude, motivation, learning styles, and personality attributes that are necessary to the successful transition into college. Students will integrate this self-awareness with theories and strategies that focus on the attainment of life long success in academic, professional and personal development. Topics include time management, study skills, test preparation, educational goal setting and planning, maintaining a healthy life style, and critical thinking skills

48-54 hours lecture, CSU and UC transferable

 

Course Materials:

  • 3 ring binder
  • Text: "Cornerstones for College Success" (Sherifield & Moody)
  • Victor Valley College Course Catalog

 

PUENTE ENGLISH CLASSES:

Fall Course Description:

English 45 - Writing Fundamentals - 4.0 Units
A practical writing course emphasizing expository writing, including planning, organizing, composing short essays, reading a variety of college preparatory texts and editing for punctuation, diction, usage and sentence structure.
64-72 hours lecture [ View Course Details here ]

Course Materials:

TBD

 

Spring Course Description:

English 101 - English Composition and Reading - 4.0 Units

(Prerequisite: Completion of English 45 with a grade of "C" or better or eligibility determined by VVC assessment)

This course is designed to develop skills in analytical reading and expository writing. It will place particular emphasis on the research process, including the principles and methods of research and composing the research paper.
64-72 hours lecture, CSU and UC transferable

Course Materials:

TBD

 

 

Information Line: (760) 245-4271, extension 2208
Email: puente@vvc.edu

 

Last Updated 3/31/17