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Developmental Studies

Let ACC Be Your Guide

Are you ready to achieve your educational and career goals, but you need a little help dusting off some old skills or building upon what you already know? At ACC, we'll give you a map and be your guide to preparing for college level courses. Maybe you've been out of college for a while and are re-entering or you have a few trouble areas when it comes to composition, reading or math. Don't let that stop you from reaching your goals.

The Developmental Studies department offers courses that give students an opportunity to improve their skills in reading, writing, and mathematics, the skills critical to success in both technical and college transfer programs. The courses are designed to build knowledge and confidence for students who are entering college after years away from school or students who did not master the math and English skills needed to begin college level work in high school. Classes are generally small, allowing instructors time to give students individual assistance. Developmental studies course credits do not count toward academic program requirements. Instead, the courses provide the essential preparation that you need to accomplish your educational and career goals.

We're here to help you Move Mountains and we know you can do it! 

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Step 1: Get Prepared

If you haven't done so already, take the Accuplacer test. The scoring sheet you receive will help you choose the course that is right for you. View our Accuplacer online resources page to get prepared to take the test. View more information about preparing for the Accuplacer test.

Step 2: Choose Your Path

Your Accuplacer test scores should help you determine where you need a little extra preparation. Use those scores to pick the path that will help you Move Mountains!

 Advancing Academic Achievement     College Composition and Reading     Developmental Math

If you need some guidance in multiple areas, consider taking courses in a block schedule.

Step 3: Find Your Guide

Still not sure what to do? Let us help you. Visit our Advising Office to review your options and find what you need or contact one of the resources below.

Michelle Van de Sande, Developmental Studies Co-Chair
CCR092, CCR093, AAA109
303.797.5812
michelle.vandesande@arapahoe.edu

Josie Mills, Developmental Studies Co-Chair
CCR094
303.797.5913
josie.mills@arapahoe.edu

Patricia Anderson, Mathematics Chair
303.797.5840
patricia.anderson@arapahoe.edu

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