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College Preparatory Education

College Preparatory Education courses are designed for students who need to strengthen their academic skills before enrolling in college-level courses. They help students climb the ladder of skills needed to reach their educational and career goals.

College Preparatory courses, which are numbered below 100, do not count toward a degree or diploma, but the credits do count toward full-time status for students. Grades for these courses are posted on student transcripts and computed as part of their grade point averages. Classes are available in three subject areas: reading, English, and math. Students are advised into these courses based on previous high school or college coursework and their scores on entrance tests, usually the COMPASS tests and ALEKS placement assessment.

Reading
RDG038 College Preparatory Reading I 3 credits
The first in a series of two courses designed to help students succeed with college-level reading assignments. Emphasis will be placed on vocabulary development and basic comprehension skills, particularly the skill of recognizing the main idea and supporting details.
RDG039 College Preparatory Reading II 3 credits
The second in a series of courses designed to help students succeed with college-level reading assignments. Emphasis is on strengthening vocabulary and comprehension skills including annotating, summarizing, making inferences, and reading critically.
English
ENG060 College Preparatory Writing I 3 credits
Introduces students to writing at the basic sentence and paragraph levels including grammar, punctuation, spelling and editing techniques. Students then compose 3-4 essays.
ENG061 College Preparatory Writing II 3 credits
Prepares students for college-level writing while reviewing sentence and paragraph patterns, mechanics, and essay development. Explores writing purposes, audience, and editing based on assignment criteria. Students write 4-6 essays.
RDG 049 College Reading II 3 credits
This course is designed to support student success with college level reading. Emphasis is on reading critically, developing vocabulary, and improving comprehension. This course is intended to be taken concurrently with a college level course.
Math
MAT034 Arithmetic 3 credits
A review of the fundamental operations of arithmetic including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, decimals and fractions.
MAT053 Pre-Algebra 4 credits
A review of arithmetic and an introduction to algebra. This is a college preparatory course designed to strengthen arithmetic skills and introduce basic concepts of Algebra in preparation for MAT063.
MAT063 Elementary Algebra 4 credits
A beginning Algebra course covering most elementary topics of algebra. This includes the real number system, solving equations and inequalities, polynomials, fractional equations and radical expressions.
MAT 064 College Prep Math 4 credits
Prepares students for enrollment in MAT 110 (Math for Liberal Arts) or MAT 157 (Statistics). This course includes math study skills, arithmetic skills, problemsolving, algebra and geometry. This class is not recommended for science, math or engineering majors.
MAT073 Elementary Algebra II 4 credits
A review of elementary Algebra along with the new topics including exponents and radicals, functions and graphs, quadratic equations, inequalities and systems of equations.
MAT093 Math Study Skills 1 credit
Provides students with the study techniques necessary for successful completion of their college preparatory or college credit math courses. It also addresses feelings and attitudes that might block math learning and offers strategies and techniques designed to overcome these feelings.

Following is a list of the current college prep classes available at each campus. If no classes are listed below, all classes are full for the current semester.

Ankeny Campus

CRNCourse #SecCreditsTitleSeats AvailWL CapWL ActWL RemDaysStart TimeEnd TimeInstructorStart DateEnd DateLocationCost
30567ENG061A3College Preparatory Writing II
The above course does not count in degree requirements. Keyboarding skills required for the above class.
1415015M W F 09:40AM11:05AMMeyer,Natalie05/25/1608/03/16Ankeny-Bldg 2-07Tuition
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30062MAT063E14Elementary Algebra
The above course does not count in degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum ALEKS score of 14% or MAT 053 with grade of C- or higher.
1915015M W 06:00PM09:45PMGreen,Lucinda05/25/1608/03/16Ankeny-Bldg 4-11BTuition
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31580MAT063WW44Elementary Algebra
Prerequisite: Minimum ALEKS score of 14% or MAT 053 with grade of C- or higher.
1315015 McClure,Christopher05/24/1608/04/16Internet class-WEBTuition
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32684MAT064A4College Prep Math
College preparatory course -- does not count in degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum ALEKS score of 14% or MAT 034 with grade of C- or higher or MAT 053 with grade of C- or higher.
2315015M W 09:40AM12:40PMKruse,William05/25/1608/03/16Ankeny-Bldg 4-16Tuition
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34071MAT064WB14College Prep Math
College preparatory course - does not count in degree requirements. This web-blended course has a requirement of meeting online twice a week for two hours (Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00-3:00 PM) with classmates and the professor through Blackboard. Internet access and a computer are required. If you have questions regarding the course format, contact Dan Petrak at dgpetrak@dmacc.edu. Prerequisite: Minimum ALEKS score of 14% or MAT 034 with grade of C- or higher or MAT 053 with grade of C- or higher.
1615015 Petrak,Daniel05/24/1607/19/16Web Blended-WEBTuition
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T R 01:00PM03:00PMPetrak,Daniel05/24/1607/19/16Internet class-WEB
30063MAT073A4Elementary Algebra II
The above class does not count in degree requirements. Prerequisite:Placement score and/or prerequisite required. Minimum ALEKS scores of 30% or MAT 063 with grade of C- or higher.
1915015MTWR 09:40AM11:05AMSmith,Randall05/24/1608/04/16Ankeny-Bldg 4-13BTuition
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Boone Campus

CRNCourse #SecCreditsTitleSeats AvailWL CapWL ActWL RemDaysStart TimeEnd TimeInstructorStart DateEnd DateLocationCost
30571ENG060BA3College Preparatory Writing I
The above course does not count in degree requirements. The above course is an 8 week course.
1815015M W F 10:00AM11:50AMKahookele,Lisa05/25/1607/18/16Boone Campus Main Bldg-203Tuition
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31708MAT053WW14Pre-Algebra
Prerequisite: Placement score and/or prerequisite required.
415015 Doran,Jeffrey05/24/1608/04/16Internet class-WEBTuition
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31388MAT063WW14Elementary Algebra
Prerequisite: Minimum ALEKS score of 14% or MAT 053 with grade of C- or higher.
1815015 Alley,Louis05/24/1608/04/16Internet class-WEBTuition
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31389MAT073WW14Elementary Algebra II
Prerequisite:Placement score and/or prerequisite required. Minimum ALEKS scores of 30% or MAT 063 with grade of C- or higher.
115015 Bibi,Tauqir05/24/1608/04/16Internet class-WEBTuition
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Carroll Campus

CRNCourse #SecCreditsTitleSeats AvailWL CapWL ActWL RemDaysStart TimeEnd TimeInstructorStart DateEnd DateLocationCost
31099MAT034CL3Arithmetic
Students need to contact Kim Fara 712-792-8333. Meeting times arranged. Meets at Carroll Campus. Prerequisite: Placement score and/or prerequisite required.
2515015 Fara,Kimberly05/24/1608/04/16Carroll Campus Main Bldg-157Tuition
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30117RDG038CL3College Preparatory Reading I
The above course does not count in degree requirements. Students need to contact Kim Fara 712-792-8333. Meeting times arranged. Meets at Carroll Campus. Prerequisite: Compass reading score of 35 or higher or instructor permission based on alternative test
2515015 Fara,Kimberly05/24/1608/04/16Carroll Campus Main Bldg-157Tuition
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30118RDG039CL3College Preparatory Reading II
The above course does not count in degree requirements. Students need to contact Kim Fara 712-792-8333. Meeting times arranged. Meets at Carroll Campus. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in RDG 038 or Compass score of 61 or higher on the Reading section or instructor approval based on an alternative test
2515015 Fara,Kimberly05/24/1608/04/16Carroll Campus Main Bldg-157Tuition
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Newton Campus

CRNCourse #SecCreditsTitleSeats AvailWL CapWL ActWL RemDaysStart TimeEnd TimeInstructorStart DateEnd DateLocationCost
32627MAT064NA4College Prep Math
Prerequisite: Minimum ALEKS score of 14% or MAT 034 with grade of C- or higher or MAT 053 with grade of C- or higher.
1415015M W F 09:00AM11:00AMDeHart,Rebecca05/25/1608/03/16Newton Campus Main Building-135Tuition
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Southridge Center

CRNCourse #SecCreditsTitleSeats AvailWL CapWL ActWL RemDaysStart TimeEnd TimeInstructorStart DateEnd DateLocationCost
34652MAT064SO4College Prep Math
Prerequisite: Minimum ALEKS score of 14% or MAT 034 with grade of C- or higher or MAT 053 with grade of C- or higher.
1915015M W F 10:10AM12:10PMUy,Robert05/25/1608/03/16Southridge Center-15Tuition
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31793RDG039SO3College Preparatory Reading II
Books for this class may be purchased at the Urban Campus. Does not count toward degree requirements. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in RDG 038 or Compass score of 61 or higher on the Reading section or instructor approval based on an alternative test
1915015M W F 09:40AM11:05AMLiebich,Mary05/25/1608/03/16Southridge Center-14Tuition
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Urban Campus

CRNCourse #SecCreditsTitleSeats AvailWL CapWL ActWL RemDaysStart TimeEnd TimeInstructorStart DateEnd DateLocationCost
30564ENG060UBM3College Preparatory Writing I
The above class does not count in degree requirements.
915015M W F 12:50PM02:15PMNelson,Meridith05/25/1608/03/16Urban Campus-Bldg 1-212Tuition
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30566ENG061UBM3College Preparatory Writing II
The above course does not count in degree requirements.
1515015M W F 09:40AM11:05AMNelson,Meridith05/25/1608/03/16Urban Campus-Bldg 1-212Tuition
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31951ENG061UCM3College Preparatory Writing II
The above course does not count in degree requirements.
1015015 T R 08:00AM10:00AMMorningsnow,Blueberry05/24/1608/04/16Urban Campus-Bldg 1-211Tuition
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31140ESL093UAA3High Inter ESL Listening/Conv
11000M W F 12:00PM01:55PMDysart,Marilyn05/25/1608/03/16Urban Campus-Bldg 1-120Tuition
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31687ESL094UAA3Adv ESL Listen/Convers Skills
15000 T R 12:00PM02:30PMMenec,Katherine05/24/1608/04/16Urban Campus-Betts Bldg-121Tuition
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30239ESL095UAM3Communicative Grammar for ESL
8-week class does not count in degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum scores on the TOEFL or Michigan Test
13000MTWR 08:00AM09:50AMParry,Saem05/24/1607/19/16Urban Campus-Betts Bldg-108Tuition
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30240ESL096UAM3Reading Engl as a 2nd Language
8-week class does not count in degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum scores on the TOEFL or Michigan Test
5000MTWR 10:00AM11:50AMTreangen,Lynn05/24/1607/19/16Urban Campus-Bldg 1-240Tuition
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31894ESL097UBA3Intro to Writing Skills-ESL
1000 T 12:20PM02:20PMDysart,Marilyn05/24/1608/02/16Urban Campus-Betts Bldg-105Tuition
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R 12:20PM02:20PMDysart,Marilyn05/26/1608/04/16Urban Campus-Betts Bldg-108
31136MAT034UAM3Arithmetic
The 8-week class above does not count toward degree requirements. Prerequisite: Placement score and/or prerequisite required.
1415015M W F 08:00AM10:00AMNasereddin,Randa05/25/1607/18/16Urban Campus-Betts Bldg-121Tuition
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31138MAT053UBA4Pre-Algebra
The 8-week class above does not count toward degree requirements. Prerequisite: Placement score and/or prerequisite required.
1215015 T R 05:00PM08:45PMNasereddin,Randa05/24/1607/19/16Urban Campus-Bldg 1-116Tuition
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31871MAT063UDE4Elementary Algebra
The 8-week class above does not count toward degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum ALEKS score of 14% or MAT 053 with grade of C- or higher.
1715015 T R 01:00PM04:45PMUy,Robert05/24/1607/19/16Urban Campus-Betts Bldg-107Tuition
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33827MAT064UAM4College Prep Math
Prerequisite: Minimum ALEKS score of 14% or MAT 034 with grade of C- or higher or MAT 053 with grade of C- or higher.
1015015MTWR 09:55AM11:35AMDoyle,Chelsy05/24/1607/19/16Urban Campus-Betts Bldg-110Tuition
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30680RDG038UBM3College Preparatory Reading I
The above course does not count in degree requirements. Prerequisite: Compass reading score of 35 or higher or instructor permission based on alternative test
1115015 T R 10:10AM12:10PMNelson,Meridith05/24/1608/04/16Urban Campus-Bldg 1-212Tuition
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31949RDG039UCM3College Preparatory Reading II
The above course does not count in degree requirements. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in RDG 038 or Compass score of 61 or higher on the Reading section or instructor approval based on an alternative test
2015015M W F 11:15AM12:40PMStearns,Martha05/25/1608/03/16Urban Campus-Bldg 1-212Tuition
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West Campus

CRNCourse #SecCreditsTitleSeats AvailWL CapWL ActWL RemDaysStart TimeEnd TimeInstructorStart DateEnd DateLocationCost
33984MAT093WA1Math Study Skills
1915015MTWRF 12:50PM02:25PMGisch,David05/09/1605/20/16West Campus Building 1-122WTuition
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