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Developmental Education Department

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It is the mission of the Developmental Education Department to meet the needs of learners and prepare them for college-level courses while empowering them to succeed academically, personally, and professionally. Whatever your skill level, we are here to help you get to the next level.

 

 

Academic Instruction

Advanced Reading
Basic Composition
Basic Grammar
Basic Punctuation
Intermediate Reading
Vocabulary Development

Description of Reading and Writing Courses

Basic Math & Pre-Algebra

Bridge to College Math

Description of Math Courses

College Success Skills

COLS 1101

 

NEW Learning Community Options

  • Scheduling Made Simple
  • Build Academic Skills
  • Connect with Peers & Instructors

 
Block Program and Paired Courses

Block Program

A learning community designed to assist students in attaining stronger academic skills as well as forming support networks while adjusting to their first semester at Columbus State Community College. As part of the Block Program, eligible students must place into DEV 0114 and DEV 0155. Students may enroll in the courses below in addition to one other course to obtain full–time status.

Paired Courses

Would you like to earn transferable college credit while finishing a DEV ED class? Would you like to form a support network with your instructors? Do you have a placement of ENGL 1100 and DEV 0145? If so, interested students may enroll in the courses below along with other courses to obtain full – time status

CLICK HERE to access the Learning Communities Flyer.

 

Top-Notch Support Services

Math Placement Advising

Student Development

Tutorial Services

Financial Aid Advising

Reading and Writing Placement Advising

Career Advising

Learning Skills Center

 

If you have any questions or comments about the Developmental Education website, please contact John Wallace (jwallace@cscc.edu).

Chairperson: Celeste F. Bland

B.S., Family/Community Services
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH

M.A.Ed., College Student Personnel
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA

Office: Aquinas Hall 232
Phone: (614) 287-2582
e-mail: cbland@cscc.edu

Office Associate: Annie Peterson

Phone: (614) 287-5193
email: apeter01@cscc.edu

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Developmental Education Department to meet the needs of learners and prepare them for college-level courses while empowering them to succeed academically, personally, and professionally. We want learners to feel they belong and can succeed at Columbus State. To assist new learners with their transition from high school or to improve/enhance skills in the workplace, we offer a comprehensive range of academic instruction and support services. A strong commitment from students, coupled with the dedication of our faculty and staff, creates an environment that will help learners meet their educational and career goals. We want all learners to have a great beginning experience that translates into happy endings (graduation and/or promotion), and we have the academic instruction and top-notch support services to make that happen.

Our Goals

  • To provide an educational opportunity for each learner.
  • To ensure proper placement by assessing each learner’s level of preparedness for college course work.
  • To teach each learner general and discipline-specific learning strategies so she/he will be successful in mainstream college courses.
  • To empower every learner with the necessary life skills to succeed academically, personally, and professionally.
  • To assist the college with the retention of students.
  • To embrace and welcome diversity inside and outside the classroom.

Syllabus Statements

The information below is part of the standard syllabus for all Columbus State courses. A syllabus for your specific class can be obtained from your instructor or on your Blackboard course site.  Click here for more information.

Withdrawal From a Course

If you decide to drop a course, you must do so officially. Please refer to the official college calendar for information about the last day to withdraw. Failure to withdraw officially from a course will result in a failing grade recorded on your transcript. Schedule Adjustment Forms are available from the Counseling/Advising Center or the Registration Office.

Financial Aid Reporting

Columbus State is required by federal law to verify the enrollment of students who participate in Federal Title IV student aid programs and/or who receive educational benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs.  For more information about Financial Aid Reporting, click here.

Audio/Video Recording of Class

Audio- and video-recording, transmission, or distribution of class content (e.g., lectures, discussions, demonstrations, etc.) is strictly prohibited unless the course instructor has provided written permission via the syllabus or a signed form.  For more information on this topic, click here.

Inclement Weather or Other Emergencies

In the event of severe weather or other emergencies that could force the college to close or to cancel classes, such information will be broadcast on radio stations and television stations.  For more information on this topic, click here.

Institutional Learning Goals

Columbus State Community College's Institutional Learning Goals are an integral part of the curriculum and central to the mission of the college.  For more information about these goals, click here.

Student Code of Conduct

Columbus State Community College's Institutional Learning Goals are an integral part of the curriculum and central to the mission of the college. For more information about the Student Code of Conduct, click here.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy

It is Columbus State policy to provide reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities as stated in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  For information about this policy, click here.

Counseling Services

As a student you may experience a range of issues that can cause barriers to learning, such as strained relationships, increased anxiety, alcohol/drug problems, feeling down, difficulty concentrating and/or lack of motivation.  For more information about Counseling Services, click here.

Title IX and Non-Discrimination

Columbus State Community College is committed to creating a learning and working environment that is free of bias, discrimination and harassment by supporting open communication and mutual respect.  For more information on this topic, click here.

Tobacco-Free Columbus State

As a result of a proposal by the Ohio Board of Regents in 2012, Columbus State became a tobacco-free institution, as have colleges and universities across the nation, including The Ohio State University, which made the change in 2014.  For more information about this topic, click here.

Contact Information

Department of Developmental Education
Aquinas Hall 215
Columbus State Community College
550 East Spring Street
Columbus, Ohio 43216

Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Other Resource:
Testing Center