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Note: some or all of the courses in the subjects marked as "Transfer" can be used towards a transfer degree: Associate of Science and Arts or Associate of Engineering Science at DACC. Transferability for specific institutions and majors varies. Consult a counselor for this information.

Areas of Study | Adult Basic Education - 54 courses
ABED001 Basic Education (Fall, Spring, and Summer) – 1.0 hours
Course Description: Basic instruction provided in English grammar, spelling, composition, literature, science, social studies, and mathematics. Course content is provided through multi-level classes and is designed to accommodate students with an assessed reading grade equivalent 8.9 or lower as determined by standardized testing.
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ABED002 Basic Education (Fall, Spring, and Summer) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: Basic instruction provided in English grammar, spelling, composition, literature, science, social studies, and mathematics. Course content is provided through multi-level classes and is designed to accommodate students with an assessed reading grade equivalent 8.9 or lower as determined by standardized testing.
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ABED003 Basic Education (Fall, Spring, and Summer) – 6.0 hours
Course Description: Basic instruction provided in English grammar, spelling, composition, literature, science, social studies, and mathematics. Course content is provided through multi-level classes and is designed to accommodate students with an assessed reading grade equivalent 8.9 or lower as determined by standardized testing.
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ABED004 Basic Education (Fall, Spring and Summer) – 6.0 hours
Course Description: Basic instruction provided in English grammar, spelling, composition, literature, science, social studies, and mathematics. Course content is provided through multi-level classes and is designed to accommodate students with an assessed reading grade equivalent 8.9 or lower as determined by standardized testing.
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ABED005 Basic Education (Fall, Spring, and Summer) – 6.0 hours
Course Description: Basic instruction provided in English grammar, spelling, composition, literature, science, social studies, and mathematics. Course content is provided through multi-level classes and is designed to accommodate students with an assessed reading grade equivalent 8.9 or lower as determined by standardized testing.
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ABED007 Basic Education (Fall, Spring, and Summer) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Basic instruction provided in English grammar, spelling, composition, literature, science, social studies, and mathematics. Course content is provided through multi-level classes and is designed to accommodate students with an assessed reading grade equivalent 8.9 or lower as determined by standardized testing.
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ABED008 Basic Education (Fall, Spring, and Summer) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: Basic instruction provided in English grammar, spelling, composition, literature, science, social studies, and mathematics. Course content is provided through multi-level classes and is designed to accommodate students with an assessed reading grade equivalent 8.9 or lower as determined by standardized testing.
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ABED009 Basic Education (Fall, Spring, and Summer) – 6.0 hours
Course Description: Basic instruction provided in English grammar, spelling, composition, literature, science, social studies, and mathematics. Course content is provided through multi-level classes and is designed to accommodate students with an assessed reading grade equivalent 8.9 or lower as determined by standardized testing.
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ABED011 Basic Reading (Fall, Spring, and Summer) – 1.0 hours
Course Description: Instruction and development of basic reading skills; vocabulary, word attack skills, word recognition, comprehension, and speed. Course content is provided through multi-level classes and is designed to accommodate students with an assessed reading grade equivalent of 8.9 or lower as determined by standardized testing. Course is intended to be taken in conjunction with a Basic Education class.
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ABED012 Basic Reading (Fall, Spring, and Summer) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: Instruction and development of basic reading skills; vocabulary, word attack skills, word recognition, comprehension, and speed. Course content is provided through multi-level classes and is designed to accommodate students with an assessed reading grade equivalent of 8.9 or lower as determined by standardized testing. Course is intended to be taken in conjunction with a Basic Education class.
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ABED013 Basic Reading (Fall, Spring, and Summer) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Instruction and development of basic reading skills; vocabulary, word attack skills, word recognition, comprehension, and speed. Course content is provided through multi-level classes and is designed to accommodate students with an assessed reading grade equivalent of 8.9 or lower as determined by standardized testing. Course is intended to be taken in conjunction with a Basic Education class.
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ABED014 Basic Reading (Fall, Spring, and Summer) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Instruction and development of basic reading skills; vocabulary, word attack skills, word recognition, comprehension, and speed. Course content is provided through multi-level classes and is designed to accommodate students with an assessed reading grade equivalent of 8.9 or lower as determined by standardized testing. Course is intended to be taken in conjunction with a Basic Education class.
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ABED015 Basic Reading (Fall, Spring, and Summer) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Instruction and development of basic reading skills; vocabulary, word attack skills, word recognition, comprehension, and speed. Course content is provided through multi-level classes and is designed to accommodate students with an assessed reading grade equivalent of 8.9 or lower as determined by standardized testing. Course is intended to be taken in conjunction with a Basic Education class.
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ABED017 Basic Reading (Fall, Spring, and Summer) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Instruction and development of basic reading skills; vocabulary, word attack skills, word recognition, comprehension, and speed. Course content is provided through multi-level classes and is designed to accommodate students with an assessed reading grade equivalent of 8.9 or lower as determined by standardized testing. Course is intended to be taken in conjunction with a Basic Education class.
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ABED018 Basic Reading (Fall, Spring, and Summer) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: Instruction and development of basic reading skills; vocabulary, word attack skills, word recognition, comprehension, and speed. Course content is provided through multi-level classes and is designed to accommodate students with an assessed reading grade equivalent of 8.9 or lower as determined by standardized testing. Course is intended to be taken in conjunction with a Basic Education class.
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ABED019 Basic Reading (Fall, Spring, Summer) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Instruction and development of basic reading skills; vocabulary, word attack skills, word recognition, comprehension, and speed. Course content is provided through multi-level classes and is designed to accommodate students with an assessed reading grade equivalent of 8.9 or lower as determined by standardized testing. Course is intended to be taken in conjunction with a Basic Education class.
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ABED111 Literacy Reading (Fall, Spring, and Summer) – 1.0 hours
Course Description: The course is designed to develop reading, speaking, writing, and comprehension skills for individuals with an assessed reading grade equivalent level of 0-5.9 as determined by standardized testing. Four instructional methods are stressed: language experience, sight words, phonics (consonants), and word patterns. Instruction is provided on a tutorial basis.
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ABED112 Literacy Reading (Fall, Spring, and Summer) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: The course is designed to develop reading, speaking, writing, and comprehension skills for individuals with an assessed reading grade equivalent level of 0-5.9 as determined by standardized testing. Four instructional methods are stressed: language experience, sight words, phonics (consonants), and word patterns. Instruction is provided on a tutorial basis.
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ABED113 () – 3.0 hours
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ABED114 () – 4.0 hours
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ABED117 Job Search Techniques ( ) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: A valuable resource reviewing practical information necessary for the completion of effective resumes, applications, and job search strategy. Materials covered assists the students to develop job seeking skills necessary to compete in todays job market Notes

ABED118 () – 2.0 hours
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ABED120 Interviews and Job-Keeping ( ) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: The course is designed to instruct students in proper interview techniques and avoid pitfalls that hamper their employability. The class will also discuss appropriate on-the-job behavior and job retention techniques. Notes

ABED121 () – 2.0 hours
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ABED130 Auto Ownership and Driving ( ) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: Program consists of vocabulary, math and reasoning skills necessary for the purchase and maintenance of a personal vehicle. Additional consideration is given to safe driving practices. Notes

ABED131 () – 2.0 hours
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ABED133 Geography ( ) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: A Basic survey of planet Earth and its relationship to other planets in the solar system; an overview of the land/water configuration of the planet; a study unit concentrating on maps, especially of the United States, with emphasis on latitude, longitude, and geographic regions. Special units of study emphasize location of states and their capitals. Notes

ABED134 () – 2.0 hours
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ABED136 Choosing Non-Violence ( ) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: A course of preventive action designed to teach/identify non-violent methods of expressing feelings and solving conflicts. Notes

ABED137 () – 2.0 hours
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ABED140 Community Resources and Services ( ) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: Survey Course to introduce social service agenices and the services available. Content relevant to adults currently of a low social economic status eligible for assistance programs. Notes

ABED141 () – 2.0 hours
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ABED150 Parenting Skills ( ) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: This course is designed to provide information on principles of parenting. The Curriculum is organized under 4 Units: Child Development, Self Esteem, Behavior Management, and Problem Solving. Materials covered assists the students to develop better parenting skills. Notes

ABED151 () – 2.0 hours
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ABED163 Wise Consumerism ( ) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: Program consists of vocabulary, math and reasoning skills necessary to understand wise purchasing of necessities contained in a household budget. Emphasis on use of newspaper advertisements and coupons. Notes

ABED164 () – 2.0 hours
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ABED173 Interpersonal Communications II ( ) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: An introductory course in interpersonal communications designed to promote an understanding of the basic concepts and skills involved in effective interpersonal communications. The course is designed to follow Interpersonal Communications I. Areas explored include persuasion, emotions, assertiveness, conflict, communications with family and friends, intimate relationships, and interpersonal communication in the workplace. Notes

ABED174 () – 2.0 hours
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ABED190 Job Readiness I ( ) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: This course is designed to provide practical information necessary to students for locating meaningful employment. The course contains two components: Career Awareness and Job Search Techniques. Materials covered in this course will allow students to learn more about themselves and how this information relates to different careers. Students will also review information necessary for the completion of effective resumes, applications, job search strategies and interview techniques. Notes

ABED191 () – 4.0 hours
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ABED193 Job Readiness II ( ) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: This course will allow students to develop job related communication skills. By using video and printed materials, students will learn the importance of communication and its relationship to a successful job experience. Students will learn how to follow directions, communicate with both supervisors and co-workers and resolve interpersonal conflict. In addition to the above, the student will have a better understanding of the demands of todays changing technologies and world competition. Notes

ABED194 () – 4.0 hours
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ABED200 Vital Issues: Life Skills I ( ) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: A Life Skills preparation course designed to motivate the student encountering personal problematic difficulties by increasing their self-esteem and by enhancing their self-awareness. The course is designed to assist students in developing and accomplishing long and short term goals. Notes

ABED201 () – 3.0 hours
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ABED203 Vital Issues: Life Skills II () – 3.0 hours
Course Description: A Life Skills preparation course designed to motivate the student encountering personal difficulties in their family and financial life by increasing their interpersonal communication skills. The course is also designed to instruct students in becoming financially stable. A component of the class deals with preparing students for the world of work. Notes

ABED204 () – 3.0 hours
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ABED253 Reading with Children ( ) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: ’Few forces drive adults more strongly than meeting the needs of their children.’ Reading With Children offers parents practical strategies in assisted reading, recorded books, journal writing, and storytelling. Included in the curriculum are parenting skills such as self-esteem, discipline, and family activities. Notes

ABED254 () – 2.0 hours
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ABED256 Cooking with Children ( ) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: A course of vital interaction between parent and child designed to result in strengthened positive relationships. Such strengthening will be actualized through activities and assignment related to food preparation. Notes

ABED257 () – 2.0 hours
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ABED260 Money Management / Budgeting ( ) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: Program consists of vocabulary, math and reasoning skills necessary for constructing and maintaining a balanced household budget. Special attention given to the hazards of buying on credit. Notes

ABED261 () – 2.0 hours
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ABED270 Interpersonal Communications I ( ) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: An introductory course in interpersonal communications designed to promote an understanding of basic concepts and skills involved in effective interpersonal communications. Areas explored include speaking interpersonally, perception, self-disclosure, listening, verbal communication, and non-verbal communication. Notes

ABED271 () – 2.0 hours
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