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Block Program

The Block Program is a learning community designed to assist students in attaining stronger academic skills and to help them adjust to their first year at Columbus State. This program begins in autumn semester and goes through spring semester for first-semester daytime students. This opportunity gives students a chance to connect and form positive relationships that build a close bond to the faculty, peers, and the advisor. The goal of the Block Program is to help students attain stronger academic skills to be able to take college level courses.

We look forward to working with you to not only meet your goals but to help you accomplish them!


This program is a voluntary program where students take the following courses:

DEV 0114 Basic Math and Pre-Algebra
DEV 0155 Basic Communications Skills
COLS 1101 College Success Skills

Eligible Requirements

Placement into DEV 0114 and DEV 0155
First semester daytime students

If you are interested in being considered for this program please click the link below and fill out the Block Program Inquiry Form. Someone should respond to your inquiry within 24 – 72 hours from submission.

CLICK HERE to access the Block Program Brochure.

Benefits of the Program

Make New Friends while creating a Support System

Relationships form between your instructors, academic advisor, and fellow students to create a support system to help assist you in being successful with your classes.

One-on-One Interaction

Students take the same courses with a small teacher/student ratio. This allows the teacher to address the challenges that the student might encounter and provide resources to assist them through those challenges.

Small Study Groups

To review weekly what was covered in class and go over any trouble areas that the group might be experiencing.

Develop Skills for College Success

Your COLS 1101 course will help answer questions about college and academics, as well as help you to adjust to college life. Effective study skills, goal-setting, time management and how to handle test anxiety are some of the topics you will master in that class.

CLICK HERE to access the Learning Community Options page.

Contact Information

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

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

Other Resource:
Testing Center