2019-2020 Catalog

Department of Academic Success

The SKC Department of Academic Success’ (DAS) mission is to help students and community members achieve academic success, progress toward the attainment of their career goals, and master some of the critical skills needed to be successful in school, work, and life. By employing a comprehensive, holistic, research-based approach, the DAS helps students improve their core academic skills, persist in their course of study, and achieve degrees & credentials.

The DAS coordinates various programs and services to help fulfill this mission, including Adult Basic & Literacy Education, High School Equivalency Test (HISET) Preparation, Developmental Studies Coordination (for students starting college without college-level academic skills), the Academic Improvement Curriculum (for student on financial aide and/or academic suspension), Lifelong Learning (CEU Program), Academic Advising, and Placement (TABE) Testing.

The TABE measures each student’s skills in reading, English, and mathematics. Incoming SKC students are placed in the correct courses based on these scores. In some cases, prospective SKC students may also need to take an Advanced Placement assessment in English or math to determine correct course placement. Numerous other community partners also refer participants for TABE assessments. The TABE is administered every Monday @ 11:30 am and every Wednesday @ 9:00 am in the Academic Success Building, Room 110. The assessment lasts about 3 hours.

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