SDEV 001 1 Unit
Orientation to College
This class introduces students to college culture, including academic policies and procedures. To assist in a smooth transition to college, students will identify college success strategies and campus resources that will support them in making a connection to the campus, a key component to success. (Formerly LST 001)
SDEV 015 1 Unit
Puente: Strategies for College Success
This course helps students identify their academic strengths and limitations as a first step in long-term educational planning for transfer. In addition, students learn essential skills for creating success in college and in life. This course is paired with ENGL 015 Preparation for College Writing (Puente Project).
SDEV 102 3 Units
Pathways for College and Life Success
This introductory course is designed for students seeking direction in setting academic and life goals. A bio-psycho-social perspective will be used to highlight the person-environment dynamics crucial to a well-rounded preparation for academic and life success. Major topics will include evaluation of personal interests, abilities and values, educational planning, goal setting, and academic success strategies.
SDEV 103 3 Units
Career Exploration and Life Planning
This course is an in-depth study in career and life planning designed for students seeking direction in setting life, academic and career goals. A holistic perspective will be used to highlight the person-environment dynamics crucial to well-rounded preparation for a fulfilling career and life-span developmental achievements. Topics will include major choices, interviewing skills, cover letter and resume writing, and labor market trends.
SDEV 900 0.5 Units
Assessment of Learning Disabilities
This course provides instruction in the history, general characteristics and legal definition of learning disabilities. Students' learning strengths and weaknesses and the determination of their eligibility for learning disability services will be determined through a comprehensive assessment. This course is designed for students with known or suspected learning disabilities. Graded on a pass/no pass basis only.
SDEV 905 1 Unit
Supportive Learning in Mathematics
This course provides specialized instruction and tutoring in basic math skills to individuals and small groups. This course is primarily designed for students who have been certified with disabilities through diagnostic testing; however, all students are welcome to enroll. Support strategies to minimize the effects of the disability in the academic setting are presented to maximize students' effectiveness. Graded on a pass/no pass basis only.
SDEV 906 2 Units
Supportive Learning in Reading
This multi-sensory phonics course provides specialized instruction and tutoring in grading and spelling to individuals and small groups. Although this course is designed for students with disabilities as certified through diagnostic testing, all students are welcome to enroll. Support strategies to minimize the effects of the disability in the academic setting are presented to maximize students' effectiveness. Graded on a pass/no pass basis only.