Academic Skills for College (ASC)

Courses

ASC 87. Writing Skills. 3 Credits.

A basic writing course that prepares students for ENGL 110. Topics include writing error-free sentences, solid paragraphs and well-organized essays. Required for students with ACT English subtest score below 14.
Typically Offered: Fall.
Grading: Credit earned does not count towards any degree.

ASC 88. Composition Lab. 1 Credit.

A composition lab that supports the writing skills of students enrolled in ENGL 110. Required for students with ACT English subtest scores of 14 - 17.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.
Corequisite: ENGL 110 and ACT English score of 14 -17.
Grading: Credit earned does not count towards any degree.

ASC 91. Algebra Prep I. 2 Credits.

This course begins the development of the fundamental skills required for the successful completion of studies in college level mathematics courses. Topics include operations with whole numbers and fractions, order of operations, simplification and evaluation of expressions, and evaluation of one and two step linear equations. Study skills will be incorporated throughout the course. This course does not satisfy any graduation requirement. Placement by an ACT Math score of 0-15, SAT Critical Reading + Mathematics score of 0-760, or COMPASS Pre-Algebra score 0-33. This course is offered collaboratively on the VCSU campus by Dakota College at Bottineau.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grading: Credit earned does not count towards any degree.

ASC 92. Algebra Prep II. 2 Credits.

This course continues the development of the fundamental skills required for the successful completion of studies in college level mathematics courses. Topics include the solutions of linear equations and inequalities, formula manipulation, Cartesian geometry and the graphing of linear equations and inequalities, systems of equations, and introduction to functions. Study skills will be incorporated throughout the course. This course does not satisfy any graduation requirement. Prerequisite: placement by an ACT Math score of 16-18, SAT Critical Reading + Mathematics score of 770-890, COMPASS Pre-Algebra score 34-56, or completion of ASC 091 with a grade of C" or better. This course is offered collaboratively on the VCSU campus by Dakota College at Bottineau.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grading: Credit earned does not count towards any degree.

ASC 93. Algebra Prep III. 2 Credits.

This course continues the development of the fundamental skills required for the successful completion of studies in college level mathematics courses. Topics include exponents and radicals, algebraic manipulation involving polynomial and rational forms, and unit analysis. Study skills will be incorporated throughout the course. This course does not satisfy any graduation requirement. Prerequisite: placement by an ACT Math score of 19 or higher, SAT Critical Reading + Mathematics score of 900 or higher, COMPASS Pre-Algebra score 57-100, or completion of ASC 092 with a grade of C" or better. This course is offered collaboratively on the VCSU campus by Dakota College at Bottineau.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grading: Credit earned does not count towards any degree.