Oct 01, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Developmental Education and English as a Second Language

Developmental Education

College Preparatory, Adult Ed, and ESL Faculty: M. Dicks, A. DiRienzo, J. Falt, Dr. J. Graney, D. Graziani, D. Henriksen, P. Kunkel, B. Middleton, S. Murphy, M. Rinehart, L. Severino-Woolsey, C. Sullander-Smith, M. Swope, A. Weigl

In support of academic achievement, Santa Fe College provides learning labs that offer individualized academic support in mathematics, reading and writing. This service is offered to students at all levels. Students may be referred to the labs by instructors or may seek additional help independently. Lab instruction is offered on a one-to-one basis or in small group sessions and is free of charge to SF students.

The ESL (EAP) program provides instruction in the spoken and written language for non-native English students. Students participate in small-group instruction and individual practice to develop the English language skills needed to succeed in academic and vocational classes. Listening, speaking, reading, writing and cultural adaptation are emphasized.

Degree-seeking students whose college entry placement scores are below the state and institutional college level placement scores shall enroll in the appropriate College Preparatory courses prior to enrolling in college level courses.

The College Preparatory courses are:

Students who fail to earn a grade of C or better are required to re-register for the failed course the following semester.

Students are strongly recommended to enroll in College Composition (ENC 1101 ) immediately after they complete College Preparatory reading and writing courses. Additionally, students are recommended to enroll in MAT 1033  after they complete MAT 0022  or MAT 0028 .

Students shall not enroll for more than three attempts in each College Preparatory course. Withdrawal from a College Preparatory course after the last day to drop and receive a refund will count as an attempt. Since the state will fund only two College Preparatory attempts, students will pay the full tuition cost for the third attempt, which is equivalent to out-of-state tuition.

Grades earned in Development Education courses will not count toward graduation. These grades will be included in the students’ GPAs and will be included in the calculation of Standards of Academic Progress (SOAP).

English as a Second Language (ESL) English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Non-native speakers of English who place into College Preparatory reading and English are required to register for the ESL (EAP) College Preparatory courses. The courses in this program integrate reading, writing, listening and speaking activities to prepare non-native speakers of English for college level work.

The ESL (EAP) program consists of the following courses:

Grades earned in ESL (EAP) courses will not count toward graduation. These grades will be included in the students’ GPAs and will be included in the calculation of deficit points for the purpose of academic progress.

Students enrolled in College Preparatory ESL (EAP) courses follow the same registration procedures as all College Preparatory students. Students shall not enroll for more than three attempts in any Prep ESL (EAP) course. Withdrawal from one of these courses after the last day to withdraw and receive a refund counts as an attempt.