Academic Support Center - Courses

Credit Courses

IS 949-College Study Skills
1 unit lecture course. Entirely online. This course is designed to help students improve essential study skills. After an assessment of needs, the students learn, practice, and discuss successful study strategies to employ in their college courses. Topics may include: taking notes, studying from textbooks, managing time, preparing for tests, and effectively using college resources.

IS 10A-Tutor Training
1 unit lecture course. This course introduces students to techniques and strategies for effective academic peer tutoring in a community college setting. This course also emphasizes skills in communication, problem solving, structuring learning experience and handling challenging situations.

Non-Credit Courses

IS 947-Supervised Tutoring
0 units. Open entry/open exit. 0 required hours. Corequisite: Enrollment in the course or courses at Mission College for which tutoring is sought. This course provides learning assistance in the form of tutoring. Students will be assigned to tutoring by an instructor or counselor based on an identified learning need. For registration procedures, stop by the Academic Support Center in S2-401.

IS 950-Academic Achievement
0 units. Open entry/open exit. This course is offered in the lab and is intended for students who need help with academic skills related to other courses they are taking at Mission College. Topics may include learning strategies, writing, reading, oral/aural skills and/or study skills.

IS 990-Conversation Skills for Non-native English Speakers
0 units. This course focuses on communication practice for home, work, community, and educational needs. Activities are aimed at the intermediate levels of ESL, but students at any conversation skill level are encouraged to join.

Non-Credit Beginning ESL Courses

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NCESL 910-Foundations in ESL
0 units. This course is a beginning, pre-academic ESL Level 0. This course provides basic, functional practice in reading, writing, listening, speaking and grammar for very low beginning ESL students.

NCESL 920- Beginning ESL
0 units. This course provides basic, functional practice in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar for beginning ESL students.It also provided preparation for placement into level 930 ESL credit courses.

NCESL 905- Preparation for Academic ESL
0 units. This is a study skills course for beginning level ESL students (NCESL 910, NCESL 920, and ESL 930). Students learn to improve their computer skills and study skills for greater success in ESL courses.