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2022-2023 Catalog 
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IBEST 43 - BTAC Success for ELL 6

Credits: 3-10
A transitional studies course taught in the IBEST option for BTAC where students receive additional instruction needed to succeed in the program and find employment. Students research and prepare presentations, utilize critical thinking strategies and study skills, effectively read course materials, comprehend skills demonstrations and participate in workplace discussions, and increase job search skills. This is a pass/no credit course.

Enrollment Requirement: Placement based on assessment measure; and instructor consent.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Cite several pieces of textual evidence from BTAC text to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences from the text.
  2. Determine the central idea of written course materials for BTAC; provide summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
  3. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a BTAC text. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
  4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to the task assigned.
  5. Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
  6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
  7. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
  8. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  9. Present claims and findings emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, valid reasoning, and well-chosen details.
  10. Use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
  11. Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
  12. Identify relevant mathematical resources, such as a calculator or digital content located on a website, and use them to pose or solve problems.
  13. Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.

Program Outcomes
Demonstrate the skills necessary to earn a college credential and acquire employment in a high-demand, living wage job.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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