Career and Academic Preparation

Career and Academic Preparation (CAP) offers a variety of courses and programs designed to build skills in reading, writing, oral communication, critical thinking, technology, and mathematics so adults can transition to workforce training or academic transfer programs

Students are prepared to:

  • Earn a high school diploma
  • Pass the General Education Development (GED)
  • Increase English language skills
  • Prepare for college-level courses

Class fees are $25 per quarter

Adult High School Completion is a competency-based high school diploma designed for adult learners (18 and older).
GED® preparation classes are designed for individuals who wish to prepare for the college entrance exam or for the four subject tests included on the General Educational Development (GED®) exam.
Pre-college classes provide a learning environment that assists students in developing skills and confidence that lead to academic and vocational success.
I-BEST - Integrated Basic Education Skills Skills pathway training programs are designed for students to improve their English language or basic skills while earning college-level certificates or two-year degrees. Only certain programs participate in this. Transitional Studies staff can help you determine if the program you are interested in includes these supports.

 

Program completion. The time required to complete the course depends on individual learning needs

Courses

  • CAP 001 CAP Level A
    Instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, employability, and digital literacy skills for individuals with a goal to improve foundational skills. Formerly ABE 001. Placement is determined by a score of less than 200 on a CASAS assessment or other intake assessment. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted the the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or the Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office.
  • CAP 002 CAP Level B
    This course provides instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, employability, and digital literacy skills for individuals with a goal to improve foundational skills. Formerly ABE 002. Placement is determined by a score of 201-210 on a CASAS assessment or other intake assessment. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release form from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office.
  • CAP 003 CAP Level C
    This course provides instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, employability, and digital literacy skills for individuals with a goal to improve foundational skills. Formerly ABE 003. Placement is determined by a score of 211-220 on a CASAS assessment or other intake assessment. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release form from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office.
  • CAP 004 CAP Level D
    This course provides instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, employability, and digital literacy skills for individuals with a goal to improve foundational skills. Formerly ABE 004. Placement is determined by a score of 221-235 on a CASAS assessment or other intake assessment. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release form from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office.
  • CAP 005 Educational Interview
    Variable 1-8 credits (with a maximum of eight credits per learner per year) course for Career and Academic Preparation students in all competency levels. This 4-credit course includes orientation to student's program, its resources and services; current student abilities, characteristics, learning styles, and readiness to learn; student's personal, educational, and employment background and interests; student's skill gaps, learning deficiencies, and difficulties; barrier identification with strategies, recommendations, and interventions for improvement; student's long-term and short-term goals; identification of the skills needed to reach those goals; and a plan of action for the student to achieve the goals (personal learning/action plan). The additional 4 credits, for a maximum of 8 credits per student per year, include credits earned in HS21+ portfolio development course used for assessment of competency that integrates foundational skills instruction in reading, writing, listening, speaking, math, employability, and/or digital literacy. Formerly ABE 005.
  • CAP 013 Basic Math
    Students will read, write, and interpret basic mathematical information using whole numbers, fractions, benchmark percents, and decimals. Students will be introduced to basic patterns, data, algebraic concepts, measurement, geometry, and computational skills to solve 1-2 step contextualized real life problems. Formerly ABE 013. All students who are under 18 years of age must have a signed release from their school district. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following Alternative Education Program (AEP) Eligibility or the Underage Admission policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisite: Instructor permission or CASAS Score 195-225.
  • CAP 014 Applied Math in Context
    CAP 014 is an exploration of mathematics intended to increase exposure, skills, confidence, and motivation for further mathematical learning.?Real numbers, percents, patterns, data, measurement, geometry, algebraic concepts, and skills will be studied within meaningful contexts that derive from the world around us. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in CAP013 or HSC013, appropriate placement score (CASAS) or permission of the Transitional Studies Department. This course will satisfy the Algebra 1 requirement for HS+ credit. Course is cross listed with MATH014 and HSC014. Credit can only be earned for one of these courses: CAP014, HSC014 and MATH014.
  • CAP 015 High School Geometry
    High School Geometry exposes student to plane Euclidean geometry by using the concepts of congruence, similarity, and symmetry. Students will develop definitions and use technology to help with transformations and dilations to prove congruence and similarities of geometric shapes. Students build on prior knowledge of right triangles and be introduced to Trigonometry. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in CAP013 or HSC013, appropriate placement score (CASAS) or permission of the Transitional Studies Department. This course will satisfy the Geometry requirement for HS+ credit. Course is cross listed with HSC015. Credit can only be earned for one of these courses: CAP015 and HSC015.
  • CAP 017 Integrated Algebra and Geometry
    Students will be introduced to basic algebraic and geometric concepts through a contextualized, integrated curriculum. Students will review basic concepts of number sense, ratios, proportions, and percents and apply these skills to algebraic and geometric word problems. Students will also become familiar with polygons, circles, lines, and angles and their relationship with algebra by solving multi-step real life word problems. Students will increase their basic knowledge of algebra by understanding and applying signed numbers to real world concepts, solving multi-step equations, solving and graphing inequalities, linear equations, and an introduction to nonlinear equations, with an emphasis on quadratics. Students completing this course with a 70% or better will meet the requirements for High School 21+ to earn one (1) credit of high school math equivalency. Formerly ABE 017. Prerequisite: All students who are under 18 years of age must have a signed release form from their school district. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the college following Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or the Underage Admission Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Grade of C or higher in CAP 014, CASAS score of 236 or higher, or instructor permission.
  • CAP 021 Introductory Algebra for Precalculus
    CAP 021 is an introductory algebra course intended to prepare students for the corequisite Precalculus I course pair. CAP 021 focuses on developing and applying numeric, algebraic, graphic, and metacognitive skills necessary for success in MATH 041, Corequisite Algebra for MATH& 141. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in MATH 071, MATH 014, CAP 014, HSC 014, or AMATH 106, appropriate placement (CASAS), or permission of the Transitional Studies Department. This course will satisfy the Algebra 2 requirement for HS+ credit. Course is cross listed with MATH021 and HSC021. Credit can only be earned for one of these courses: CAP014, HSC014 and MATH014.
  • CAP 023 Health and Nutrition
    This course is designed for students seeking an adult high school diploma through the High School 21+ Program students studying for the GED® exam, and students seeking educational enrichment. Course content emphasizes the importance of knowledge, attitudes, and practices relating to personal health and wellness. Students will also gain familiarity with evidence-based writing, reading for comprehension, computer/media literacy, mathematics, and employability concepts used in health and nutrition. This course is designed to prepare students for a successful transition to college-level courses and to develop the behaviors and values relevant to success in higher education and the labor market. Students who successfully complete this course can earn High School 21+ credit in Health; students may earn additional credits in other subject areas if they demonstrate the requisite competencies. Formerly ABE 023. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 year of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisite: CASAS Score 201 or above.
  • CAP 024 General Science
    This course is designed for students seeking an adult high school diploma through the High School 21+ Program, students studying for the GED® exam, and students seeking educational enrichment. Students will explore foundational topics in science; a special focus will be placed on understanding those issues within the context of everyday life. Throughout this course students will gain familiarity with evidence-based writing, reading for comprehension, media/computer literacy, and mathematical concepts used in science. Students who successfully complete this course will earn a High School 21+ lab credit in science; students can earn an additional credit if they demonstrate the requisite competencies. Formerly ABE 024. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisite: CASAS score of 211 or above.
  • CAP 025 Language Arts
    This course is intended for students seeking an adult high school diploma through the High School 21 program, students studying for the GED® exam, and students seeking educational enrichment. In this course, students will increase their confidence and ability in writing and reading for academic purposes, employment, and everyday life. Course content emphasizes the mechanics of writing as well as strategies to develop and organize complex ideas in writing. The reading component of this course focuses on interpreting and analyzing a variety of texts, including fiction, nonfiction, and informational. This course is designed to prepare students for a successful transition to college-level courses and to develop the behaviors and values relevant to success in higher education and the labor market. Students who successfully complete this course will earn a High School 21 credit in English. Students can earn an additional credit if they demonstrate the requisite competencies. Formerly ABE 025. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisite: CASAS score of 201 or above.
  • CAP 026 Contemporary World Problems
    This course is designed for students seeking an adult high school diploma through the High School 21 Program, students studying for the GED® exam, and students seeking educational enrichment. In this course, students will investigate a current world issue in depth; the issue will vary by quarter according to instructor and/or student interest. Course content will focus on understanding the historic, geographic, and economic context of the current world issue and how it intersects with questions of human rights, environmental change, globalization, and civic action. This course is designed to prepare students for a successful transition to college-level courses and/or to pass the GED®, and places an emphasis on acquiring reading, writing, math, and computer skills, and developing the behaviors and values relevant to a successful transition into higher education and the labor market. Students who successfully complete this course will earn a High School 21 credit in Social Studies; students can earn an additional credit in English if they demonstrate the requisite competencies in reading and writing. Formerly ABE 026. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisites: CASAS score 201 or above.
  • CAP 031 United States History and Government
    This course is designed for students seeking an adult high school diploma through the High School 21 Program, students studying for the GED® exam, and students seeking educational enrichment. In this course, students will investigate US History and Government through a variety of multimedia, reading, writing, fine art, and music. Students will respond to a wide variety of themes, by era in American History. The content will examine the pathway and the development of the modern day culture, democracy and the federal government. Students who successfully complete this course could earn High School 21 credit in American History/Government and fine arts. Students can earn additional credit if they demonstrate the requisite competencies. Formerly ABE 031. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisite: CASAS score of 201 or above.
  • CAP 033 Washington State History
    This course is designed for students seeking an adult high school diploma through the High School 21 program, students studying for the GED ® exam, and students seeking educational enrichment. In this course, students will investigate Washington State history and government through a variety of multimedia, reading, writing, art, and music. Students will get a foundational overview of Washington State, its history and government, beginning with the geographical location and features, exploration and settlement, statehood and the structure of government and culminating in a project to be submitted to the HS 21+ portfolio to demonstrate competency. Students who successfully complete this course earn HS 21+ credit for the Washington State History requirement. Students can earn additional credit if they demonstrate the requisite competencies in reading and writing. Formerly ABE 033. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) Eligibility or Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisite: CASAS score of 201 or above.
  • CAP 034 Art
    This course is intended for students seeking an adult high school diploma through the High School 21+ program, students studying for the GED® exam, and students seeking educational enrichment. Students will explore foundational topics in art with focus on introduction to the history, vocabulary, purposes, themes, styles, methods, and materials of art. Throughout this course students will gain familiarity with evidence-based writing, reading for comprehension, media/computer literacy, and mathematical concepts used in art. Students who successfully complete this course will earn a High School 21+ credit in Art; students can earn an additional credit if they demonstrate the requisite competencies. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisite: CASAS score of 201 or above.
  • CAP 051 Occupational Education 1: Workplace Skills
    This course is designed for students seeking an adult high school diploma through the High School 21 Program, students studying for the GED® exam, and students seeking educational enrichment. In this course, students will increase their confidence and ability in writing, reading, math, and digital literacy skills for academic purposes, employment, and everyday life. Course content emphasizes developing workplace skills outlined in the Employability Framework. Students will determine their personal, educational and occupational goals by identifying marketable skills and exploring the current labor market. Students who successfully complete this course will earn a High School 21 credit in Occupational Education; students can earn an additional credit if they demonstrate the requisite competencies. Formerly ABE 029. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisite: CASAS score 201 or above.
  • CAP 052 Occupational Education 2: Applied Knowledge
    This course is designed for students seeking an adult high school diploma through the High School 21 Program, students studying for the GED® exam, and students seeking educational enrichment. In this course, students will increase their confidence and ability in writing, reading, math, and digital literacy skills for academic purposes, employment, and everyday life. Course content emphasizes developing applied knowledge skills outlined in the Employability Framework. Students who successfully complete this course will earn a High School 21 credit in Occupational Education; students can earn an additional credit if they demonstrate the requisite competencies. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisite: CASAS score 201 or above.
  • CAP 053 Occupational Education 3: Interpersonal Skills & Communications
    This course is designed for students seeking an adult high school diploma through the High School 21 Program, students studying for the GED® exam, and students seeking educational enrichment. In this course, students will increase their confidence and ability in writing, reading, math, and digital literacy for academic purposes, employment, and everyday life. Course content emphasizes developing interpersonal and workplace communication skills based on the Employability Framework. This course is designed to prepare students for a successful transition to college-level courses and to develop the behaviors and values relevant to success in higher education and the labor market. Students who successfully complete this course will earn a High School 21 credit in English. Students can earn an additional credit if they demonstrate the requisite competencies. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisite: CASAS score 201 or above.
  • CAP 054 Occupational Education 4: Financial Literacy
    This course is designed for students seeking an adult high school diploma through the High School 21 Program, students studying for the GED® exam, and students seeking educational enrichment. In this course, students will increase their confidence and ability in writing, reading, math, and digital literacy for academic purposes, employment, and everyday life. Course content emphasizes the development of financial literacy knowledge. This course is designed to prepare students for a successful transition to college-level courses and to develop the behaviors and values relevant to success in higher education and the labor market. Students who successfully complete this course will earn a High School 21 credit in English. Students can earn an additional credit if they demonstrate the requisite competencies. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisite: CASAS score 201 or above.
  • CAP 055 Occupational Education V: Basic Communication & Technology
    This course is designed for students at all levels of literacy competency. This e-learning course familiarizes beginners with the basic operation and navigation of the computer, utilizes office programs for college writing and occupational applications, enhances basic communication skills using e-mail, helps students gain basic keyboarding skills, and become competent using work-related computer applications. Students will be prepared to use the computer as a tool to continue their education and obtain, or retain, employment. Formerly ABE 066. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP)eligibility or Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisite: CASAS score of 201 or above.
  • CAP 056 Occupational Education VI: Advanced Communication & Technology
    This course is for those who are able to independently navigate technology on their own, but may need occasional assistance, and may need to improve typing skills. This course will also include creating presentations, creating simple spreadsheets and graphs in Excel, and exploring various file management options (i.e., Google Docs, etc.). Student would have the ability to navigate an online course independently with little to no guidance from the instructor. Students who successfully complete this course earn High School 21+ credit for Communication and technology. Students can earn additional credit if they demonstrate the requisite competencies. Formerly ABE 067. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 year of age must first be admitted to the college following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office.
  • CAP 066 CAP Basic Communication and Technology
    This course is designed for students at all levels of literacy competency. This e-learning course familiarizes beginners with the basic operation and navigation of the computer, utilizes office programs for college writing and occupational applications, enhances basic communication skills using e-mail, helps students gain basic keyboarding skills, and become competent using work-related computer applications. Students will be prepared to use the computer as a tool to continue their education and obtain, or retain, employment. Formerly ABE 066. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP)eligibility or Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisite: CASAS score of 201 or above.
  • CAP 067 CAP Writing Essentials I
    This course focuses on the composition of well-developed sentences, paragraphs. and the writing process. Students learn the basics of sentence structure, informative, and narrative writing. Instructors will use the Career and College Readiness Standards level B to evaluate competencies and ensure developmental progression Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or instructor permission.
  • CAP 068 CAP Reading Improvement I
    This course focuses on developing an understanding of the reading process and appreciation for the importance of reading for pleasure, personal growth, and academic success. Encourage and supports improvement of reading strategies to improve comprehension, critical thinking, and reading efficiency to better meet career and college reading demands. Students will be assessed at a level B of the CCRS. Prerequisite: Placement by appropriate reading score or instructor permission.
  • CAP 077 Writing Essentials II
    This course focuses on the composition of well-developed sentences, paragraphs, and the writing process. Students learn the basics of sentence structure, informative, and narrative writing. Instructors will use the Career and College Readiness Standards level B to evaluate competencies and ensure developmental progression Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or instructor permission.
  • CAP 078 Reading Improvement II
    This course focuses on developing an understanding of the reading process and appreciation for the importance of reading for pleasure, personal growth, and academic success. Encourages and supports improvement of reading strategies to improve comprehension, critical thinking, and reading efficiency to better meet career and college reading demands. Students will be assessed at a level C of the CCRS. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or instructor permission.
  • CAP 079 CAP Algebra II
    Students will be exposed to the concepts of rational exponents, functions, domain, and range, and focuses on exponential, logarithmic, radical, and rational functions. The course emphasizes simplifying expressions and solving equations. Students completing this course with a 70 percent or better will meet the requirements for High School 21+ to earn one (1) credit of high school math equivalency. Prerequisite: All students who are under 18 years of age must have a signed release form from their school district. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the college following Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or the Underage Admission Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Grade of C or higher in CAP 017, CASAS score of 242 or higher, or Accuplacer Math 078, or instructor permission.
  • CAP 087 Writing Essentials III
    This course focuses on the composition of well-developed sentences, paragraphs, short essays, and the writing process. Students will develop critical thinking through the use of expository, narrative, critical, analytical, and persuasive writing techniques. Instructors will use the WWCC writing rubric to evaluate competencies and ensure developmental progression. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or instructor permission.
  • CAP 088 Reading Improvement III
    This course focuses on developing an understanding of the reading process and appreciation for the importance of reading for pleasure, personal growth, and academic success. Encourages and supports improvement of reading strategies to improve comprehension, critical thinking, and reading efficiency to better meet college reading demands. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or instructor permission.
  • CAP 090 CAP Transitions
    This course allows students to develop and demonstrate strategies to adjust to the college experience, to develop a better understanding of the learning process, learn about programs and pathways available on campus, understand current abilities, characteristics, readiness to learn, and to acquire essential academic survival skills as students transition to higher level classes. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or instructor permission.
  • CAP 092 CAP Health & Fitness
    This course allows students to enhance physical fitness, develop lifelong skills through fitness activities and introduce students to assessment tools used to develop lifelong exercise habits.
  • CAP 093 CAP Academic Orientation/Support
    This course includes orientation, assessment, placement, and program options for students entering the Transtional Studies/Open Doors program. Students will learn about the resources and services available to them across campus. Students will explore their abilities, characteristics, and readiness to learn; identify personal, educational, and employment background and interest; student will identify skill gaps, learning differences and other barriers to learning and learn and identify strategies, recommendations, and interventions for success; students will identify short and long term goals and the skills needed to reach those goals as they create a personalized educational plan to achieve those goals. All new OD students to the program will be enrolled in this class their first quarter of attendance. OD students who are placed on academic warning, probation, or suspension will be placed into this class by advisor/navigator/administrator recommendation.
  • CAP 097 Basic Expository Writing
    This course focuses on the composition of well-developed sentences, paragraphs, essays, and the writing process. Students will develop critical thinking skills through the use of expository, narrative, critical, analytical, and persuasive writing techniques. Instructors use the WWCC writing rubric to evaluate competencies and ensure developmental progression. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087.

Courses

Courses

  • CAP 001 CAP Level A
    Instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, employability, and digital literacy skills for individuals with a goal to improve foundational skills. Formerly ABE 001. Placement is determined by a score of less than 200 on a CASAS assessment or other intake assessment. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted the the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or the Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office.
  • CAP 002 CAP Level B
    This course provides instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, employability, and digital literacy skills for individuals with a goal to improve foundational skills. Formerly ABE 002. Placement is determined by a score of 201-210 on a CASAS assessment or other intake assessment. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release form from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office.
  • CAP 003 CAP Level C
    This course provides instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, employability, and digital literacy skills for individuals with a goal to improve foundational skills. Formerly ABE 003. Placement is determined by a score of 211-220 on a CASAS assessment or other intake assessment. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release form from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office.
  • CAP 004 CAP Level D
    This course provides instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, employability, and digital literacy skills for individuals with a goal to improve foundational skills. Formerly ABE 004. Placement is determined by a score of 221-235 on a CASAS assessment or other intake assessment. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release form from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office.
  • CAP 005 Educational Interview
    Variable 1-8 credits (with a maximum of eight credits per learner per year) course for Career and Academic Preparation students in all competency levels. This 4-credit course includes orientation to student's program, its resources and services; current student abilities, characteristics, learning styles, and readiness to learn; student's personal, educational, and employment background and interests; student's skill gaps, learning deficiencies, and difficulties; barrier identification with strategies, recommendations, and interventions for improvement; student's long-term and short-term goals; identification of the skills needed to reach those goals; and a plan of action for the student to achieve the goals (personal learning/action plan). The additional 4 credits, for a maximum of 8 credits per student per year, include credits earned in HS21+ portfolio development course used for assessment of competency that integrates foundational skills instruction in reading, writing, listening, speaking, math, employability, and/or digital literacy. Formerly ABE 005.
  • CAP 013 Basic Math
    Students will read, write, and interpret basic mathematical information using whole numbers, fractions, benchmark percents, and decimals. Students will be introduced to basic patterns, data, algebraic concepts, measurement, geometry, and computational skills to solve 1-2 step contextualized real life problems. Formerly ABE 013. All students who are under 18 years of age must have a signed release from their school district. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following Alternative Education Program (AEP) Eligibility or the Underage Admission policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisite: Instructor permission or CASAS Score 195-225.
  • CAP 014 Applied Math in Context
    CAP 014 is an exploration of mathematics intended to increase exposure, skills, confidence, and motivation for further mathematical learning.?Real numbers, percents, patterns, data, measurement, geometry, algebraic concepts, and skills will be studied within meaningful contexts that derive from the world around us. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in CAP013 or HSC013, appropriate placement score (CASAS) or permission of the Transitional Studies Department. This course will satisfy the Algebra 1 requirement for HS+ credit. Course is cross listed with MATH014 and HSC014. Credit can only be earned for one of these courses: CAP014, HSC014 and MATH014.
  • CAP 015 High School Geometry
    High School Geometry exposes student to plane Euclidean geometry by using the concepts of congruence, similarity, and symmetry. Students will develop definitions and use technology to help with transformations and dilations to prove congruence and similarities of geometric shapes. Students build on prior knowledge of right triangles and be introduced to Trigonometry. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in CAP013 or HSC013, appropriate placement score (CASAS) or permission of the Transitional Studies Department. This course will satisfy the Geometry requirement for HS+ credit. Course is cross listed with HSC015. Credit can only be earned for one of these courses: CAP015 and HSC015.
  • CAP 017 Integrated Algebra and Geometry
    Students will be introduced to basic algebraic and geometric concepts through a contextualized, integrated curriculum. Students will review basic concepts of number sense, ratios, proportions, and percents and apply these skills to algebraic and geometric word problems. Students will also become familiar with polygons, circles, lines, and angles and their relationship with algebra by solving multi-step real life word problems. Students will increase their basic knowledge of algebra by understanding and applying signed numbers to real world concepts, solving multi-step equations, solving and graphing inequalities, linear equations, and an introduction to nonlinear equations, with an emphasis on quadratics. Students completing this course with a 70% or better will meet the requirements for High School 21+ to earn one (1) credit of high school math equivalency. Formerly ABE 017. Prerequisite: All students who are under 18 years of age must have a signed release form from their school district. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the college following Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or the Underage Admission Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Grade of C or higher in CAP 014, CASAS score of 236 or higher, or instructor permission.
  • CAP 021 Introductory Algebra for Precalculus
    CAP 021 is an introductory algebra course intended to prepare students for the corequisite Precalculus I course pair. CAP 021 focuses on developing and applying numeric, algebraic, graphic, and metacognitive skills necessary for success in MATH 041, Corequisite Algebra for MATH& 141. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in MATH 071, MATH 014, CAP 014, HSC 014, or AMATH 106, appropriate placement (CASAS), or permission of the Transitional Studies Department. This course will satisfy the Algebra 2 requirement for HS+ credit. Course is cross listed with MATH021 and HSC021. Credit can only be earned for one of these courses: CAP014, HSC014 and MATH014.
  • CAP 023 Health and Nutrition
    This course is designed for students seeking an adult high school diploma through the High School 21+ Program students studying for the GED® exam, and students seeking educational enrichment. Course content emphasizes the importance of knowledge, attitudes, and practices relating to personal health and wellness. Students will also gain familiarity with evidence-based writing, reading for comprehension, computer/media literacy, mathematics, and employability concepts used in health and nutrition. This course is designed to prepare students for a successful transition to college-level courses and to develop the behaviors and values relevant to success in higher education and the labor market. Students who successfully complete this course can earn High School 21+ credit in Health; students may earn additional credits in other subject areas if they demonstrate the requisite competencies. Formerly ABE 023. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 year of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisite: CASAS Score 201 or above.
  • CAP 024 General Science
    This course is designed for students seeking an adult high school diploma through the High School 21+ Program, students studying for the GED® exam, and students seeking educational enrichment. Students will explore foundational topics in science; a special focus will be placed on understanding those issues within the context of everyday life. Throughout this course students will gain familiarity with evidence-based writing, reading for comprehension, media/computer literacy, and mathematical concepts used in science. Students who successfully complete this course will earn a High School 21+ lab credit in science; students can earn an additional credit if they demonstrate the requisite competencies. Formerly ABE 024. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisite: CASAS score of 211 or above.
  • CAP 025 Language Arts
    This course is intended for students seeking an adult high school diploma through the High School 21 program, students studying for the GED® exam, and students seeking educational enrichment. In this course, students will increase their confidence and ability in writing and reading for academic purposes, employment, and everyday life. Course content emphasizes the mechanics of writing as well as strategies to develop and organize complex ideas in writing. The reading component of this course focuses on interpreting and analyzing a variety of texts, including fiction, nonfiction, and informational. This course is designed to prepare students for a successful transition to college-level courses and to develop the behaviors and values relevant to success in higher education and the labor market. Students who successfully complete this course will earn a High School 21 credit in English. Students can earn an additional credit if they demonstrate the requisite competencies. Formerly ABE 025. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisite: CASAS score of 201 or above.
  • CAP 026 Contemporary World Problems
    This course is designed for students seeking an adult high school diploma through the High School 21 Program, students studying for the GED® exam, and students seeking educational enrichment. In this course, students will investigate a current world issue in depth; the issue will vary by quarter according to instructor and/or student interest. Course content will focus on understanding the historic, geographic, and economic context of the current world issue and how it intersects with questions of human rights, environmental change, globalization, and civic action. This course is designed to prepare students for a successful transition to college-level courses and/or to pass the GED®, and places an emphasis on acquiring reading, writing, math, and computer skills, and developing the behaviors and values relevant to a successful transition into higher education and the labor market. Students who successfully complete this course will earn a High School 21 credit in Social Studies; students can earn an additional credit in English if they demonstrate the requisite competencies in reading and writing. Formerly ABE 026. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisites: CASAS score 201 or above.
  • CAP 031 United States History and Government
    This course is designed for students seeking an adult high school diploma through the High School 21 Program, students studying for the GED® exam, and students seeking educational enrichment. In this course, students will investigate US History and Government through a variety of multimedia, reading, writing, fine art, and music. Students will respond to a wide variety of themes, by era in American History. The content will examine the pathway and the development of the modern day culture, democracy and the federal government. Students who successfully complete this course could earn High School 21 credit in American History/Government and fine arts. Students can earn additional credit if they demonstrate the requisite competencies. Formerly ABE 031. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisite: CASAS score of 201 or above.
  • CAP 033 Washington State History
    This course is designed for students seeking an adult high school diploma through the High School 21 program, students studying for the GED ® exam, and students seeking educational enrichment. In this course, students will investigate Washington State history and government through a variety of multimedia, reading, writing, art, and music. Students will get a foundational overview of Washington State, its history and government, beginning with the geographical location and features, exploration and settlement, statehood and the structure of government and culminating in a project to be submitted to the HS 21+ portfolio to demonstrate competency. Students who successfully complete this course earn HS 21+ credit for the Washington State History requirement. Students can earn additional credit if they demonstrate the requisite competencies in reading and writing. Formerly ABE 033. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) Eligibility or Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisite: CASAS score of 201 or above.
  • CAP 034 Art
    This course is intended for students seeking an adult high school diploma through the High School 21+ program, students studying for the GED® exam, and students seeking educational enrichment. Students will explore foundational topics in art with focus on introduction to the history, vocabulary, purposes, themes, styles, methods, and materials of art. Throughout this course students will gain familiarity with evidence-based writing, reading for comprehension, media/computer literacy, and mathematical concepts used in art. Students who successfully complete this course will earn a High School 21+ credit in Art; students can earn an additional credit if they demonstrate the requisite competencies. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisite: CASAS score of 201 or above.
  • CAP 051 Occupational Education 1: Workplace Skills
    This course is designed for students seeking an adult high school diploma through the High School 21 Program, students studying for the GED® exam, and students seeking educational enrichment. In this course, students will increase their confidence and ability in writing, reading, math, and digital literacy skills for academic purposes, employment, and everyday life. Course content emphasizes developing workplace skills outlined in the Employability Framework. Students will determine their personal, educational and occupational goals by identifying marketable skills and exploring the current labor market. Students who successfully complete this course will earn a High School 21 credit in Occupational Education; students can earn an additional credit if they demonstrate the requisite competencies. Formerly ABE 029. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisite: CASAS score 201 or above.
  • CAP 052 Occupational Education 2: Applied Knowledge
    This course is designed for students seeking an adult high school diploma through the High School 21 Program, students studying for the GED® exam, and students seeking educational enrichment. In this course, students will increase their confidence and ability in writing, reading, math, and digital literacy skills for academic purposes, employment, and everyday life. Course content emphasizes developing applied knowledge skills outlined in the Employability Framework. Students who successfully complete this course will earn a High School 21 credit in Occupational Education; students can earn an additional credit if they demonstrate the requisite competencies. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisite: CASAS score 201 or above.
  • CAP 053 Occupational Education 3: Interpersonal Skills & Communications
    This course is designed for students seeking an adult high school diploma through the High School 21 Program, students studying for the GED® exam, and students seeking educational enrichment. In this course, students will increase their confidence and ability in writing, reading, math, and digital literacy for academic purposes, employment, and everyday life. Course content emphasizes developing interpersonal and workplace communication skills based on the Employability Framework. This course is designed to prepare students for a successful transition to college-level courses and to develop the behaviors and values relevant to success in higher education and the labor market. Students who successfully complete this course will earn a High School 21 credit in English. Students can earn an additional credit if they demonstrate the requisite competencies. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisite: CASAS score 201 or above.
  • CAP 054 Occupational Education 4: Financial Literacy
    This course is designed for students seeking an adult high school diploma through the High School 21 Program, students studying for the GED® exam, and students seeking educational enrichment. In this course, students will increase their confidence and ability in writing, reading, math, and digital literacy for academic purposes, employment, and everyday life. Course content emphasizes the development of financial literacy knowledge. This course is designed to prepare students for a successful transition to college-level courses and to develop the behaviors and values relevant to success in higher education and the labor market. Students who successfully complete this course will earn a High School 21 credit in English. Students can earn an additional credit if they demonstrate the requisite competencies. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisite: CASAS score 201 or above.
  • CAP 055 Occupational Education V: Basic Communication & Technology
    This course is designed for students at all levels of literacy competency. This e-learning course familiarizes beginners with the basic operation and navigation of the computer, utilizes office programs for college writing and occupational applications, enhances basic communication skills using e-mail, helps students gain basic keyboarding skills, and become competent using work-related computer applications. Students will be prepared to use the computer as a tool to continue their education and obtain, or retain, employment. Formerly ABE 066. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP)eligibility or Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisite: CASAS score of 201 or above.
  • CAP 056 Occupational Education VI: Advanced Communication & Technology
    This course is for those who are able to independently navigate technology on their own, but may need occasional assistance, and may need to improve typing skills. This course will also include creating presentations, creating simple spreadsheets and graphs in Excel, and exploring various file management options (i.e., Google Docs, etc.). Student would have the ability to navigate an online course independently with little to no guidance from the instructor. Students who successfully complete this course earn High School 21+ credit for Communication and technology. Students can earn additional credit if they demonstrate the requisite competencies. Formerly ABE 067. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 year of age must first be admitted to the college following the Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office.
  • CAP 066 CAP Basic Communication and Technology
    This course is designed for students at all levels of literacy competency. This e-learning course familiarizes beginners with the basic operation and navigation of the computer, utilizes office programs for college writing and occupational applications, enhances basic communication skills using e-mail, helps students gain basic keyboarding skills, and become competent using work-related computer applications. Students will be prepared to use the computer as a tool to continue their education and obtain, or retain, employment. Formerly ABE 066. All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Alternative Education Program (AEP)eligibility or Underage Admissions Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Prerequisite: CASAS score of 201 or above.
  • CAP 067 CAP Writing Essentials I
    This course focuses on the composition of well-developed sentences, paragraphs. and the writing process. Students learn the basics of sentence structure, informative, and narrative writing. Instructors will use the Career and College Readiness Standards level B to evaluate competencies and ensure developmental progression Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or instructor permission.
  • CAP 068 CAP Reading Improvement I
    This course focuses on developing an understanding of the reading process and appreciation for the importance of reading for pleasure, personal growth, and academic success. Encourage and supports improvement of reading strategies to improve comprehension, critical thinking, and reading efficiency to better meet career and college reading demands. Students will be assessed at a level B of the CCRS. Prerequisite: Placement by appropriate reading score or instructor permission.
  • CAP 077 Writing Essentials II
    This course focuses on the composition of well-developed sentences, paragraphs, and the writing process. Students learn the basics of sentence structure, informative, and narrative writing. Instructors will use the Career and College Readiness Standards level B to evaluate competencies and ensure developmental progression Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or instructor permission.
  • CAP 078 Reading Improvement II
    This course focuses on developing an understanding of the reading process and appreciation for the importance of reading for pleasure, personal growth, and academic success. Encourages and supports improvement of reading strategies to improve comprehension, critical thinking, and reading efficiency to better meet career and college reading demands. Students will be assessed at a level C of the CCRS. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or instructor permission.
  • CAP 079 CAP Algebra II
    Students will be exposed to the concepts of rational exponents, functions, domain, and range, and focuses on exponential, logarithmic, radical, and rational functions. The course emphasizes simplifying expressions and solving equations. Students completing this course with a 70 percent or better will meet the requirements for High School 21+ to earn one (1) credit of high school math equivalency. Prerequisite: All students who are under 18 years of age must have a signed release form from their school district. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the college following Alternative Education Program (AEP) eligibility or the Underage Admission Policy, which is available in the High School Programs office. Grade of C or higher in CAP 017, CASAS score of 242 or higher, or Accuplacer Math 078, or instructor permission.
  • CAP 087 Writing Essentials III
    This course focuses on the composition of well-developed sentences, paragraphs, short essays, and the writing process. Students will develop critical thinking through the use of expository, narrative, critical, analytical, and persuasive writing techniques. Instructors will use the WWCC writing rubric to evaluate competencies and ensure developmental progression. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or instructor permission.
  • CAP 088 Reading Improvement III
    This course focuses on developing an understanding of the reading process and appreciation for the importance of reading for pleasure, personal growth, and academic success. Encourages and supports improvement of reading strategies to improve comprehension, critical thinking, and reading efficiency to better meet college reading demands. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or instructor permission.
  • CAP 090 CAP Transitions
    This course allows students to develop and demonstrate strategies to adjust to the college experience, to develop a better understanding of the learning process, learn about programs and pathways available on campus, understand current abilities, characteristics, readiness to learn, and to acquire essential academic survival skills as students transition to higher level classes. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or instructor permission.
  • CAP 092 CAP Health & Fitness
    This course allows students to enhance physical fitness, develop lifelong skills through fitness activities and introduce students to assessment tools used to develop lifelong exercise habits.
  • CAP 093 CAP Academic Orientation/Support
    This course includes orientation, assessment, placement, and program options for students entering the Transtional Studies/Open Doors program. Students will learn about the resources and services available to them across campus. Students will explore their abilities, characteristics, and readiness to learn; identify personal, educational, and employment background and interest; student will identify skill gaps, learning differences and other barriers to learning and learn and identify strategies, recommendations, and interventions for success; students will identify short and long term goals and the skills needed to reach those goals as they create a personalized educational plan to achieve those goals. All new OD students to the program will be enrolled in this class their first quarter of attendance. OD students who are placed on academic warning, probation, or suspension will be placed into this class by advisor/navigator/administrator recommendation.
  • CAP 097 Basic Expository Writing
    This course focuses on the composition of well-developed sentences, paragraphs, essays, and the writing process. Students will develop critical thinking skills through the use of expository, narrative, critical, analytical, and persuasive writing techniques. Instructors use the WWCC writing rubric to evaluate competencies and ensure developmental progression. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087.