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Basic Skills Orientation

  1. 1. WELCOME Basic Skills Students
  2. 2. Basic Skills What do you want to accomplish? Each of us has a dream.
  3. 3. Basic Skills is about beginnings.
  4. 4. … and about growth.
  5. 5. What is Basic Skills? ABE =Adult Basic Education GED = General Education Diploma ESL = English as Second Language
  6. 6. When are the classes? <ul><li>Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring. </li></ul><ul><li>Day and night. </li></ul><ul><li>Morning and afternoon and evenings. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Who will be in my class?
  8. 8. Many different learners. <ul><li>People at all skill levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Students who move at their own pace. </li></ul><ul><li>People from many backgrounds and beliefs. </li></ul>
  9. 9. All are adult learners.
  10. 10. Who teaches these classes? Highly educated, kind, professionals!
  11. 11. What is expected of a Basic Skills student at SPSCC? <ul><li>Treat school like a job—attend daily. </li></ul><ul><li>Take CASAS tests each quarter. </li></ul><ul><li>Be open to new ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk with instructors if you have questions. </li></ul>
  12. 12. What is the GED test? Five tests!  Reading  Writing  Math  Science  Social Studies
  13. 13. How long will it take you to do the GED tests? You already knew the answer! It depends on you. How much time will you give yourself to meet your goal, accomplish your dreams?
  14. 14. What do you need to pass the GED tests? <ul><li>High school level reading skills. Four of the tests require comprehension skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Short essay writing skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Math skills (fractions, percents, ratios, beginning algebra and geometry). </li></ul>
  15. 15. Do you need work on any of these skills? <ul><li>The Basic Skills Instructors help you set goals. </li></ul><ul><li>You work on them over time . </li></ul>
  16. 16. What if I just want to learn to read, write, or do math better? You are in the right place!
  17. 17. CASAS Testing <ul><li>Before registration for classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Every quarter. </li></ul><ul><li>Required for enrollment. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Other things you might need to know.
  19. 19. Where are these Basic Skill classes? Main campus classes are in Building 33.
  20. 20. This is a Basic Skills classroom, Building 33.
  21. 21. There are Basic Skills classes at Hawks Prairie Campus and in Yelm, too.
  22. 22. Where is the main office for Basic Skills? <ul><li>Building 34, room 108 </li></ul><ul><li>Phone:360-596-5317. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Jane: Basic Skills Secretary Building 34 Room 108
  24. 24. Crystal Ashley, Director Bldg 34 Room 108
  25. 25. All college campuses have rules.
  26. 26. For example, there are “designated areas” where students can smoke.
  27. 27. Standard school rules: <ul><li>No cell phones in class. </li></ul><ul><li>Smoke in designated areas only. </li></ul><ul><li>No children or guests in class. </li></ul><ul><li>Treat everyone respectfully. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Each instructor has class rules. Read the class “syllabus.” One common rule is that students are expected to attend regularly. You should contact your instructor if you are sick or won’t be in class.
  29. 29. Most Instructors don’t have offices. Learn how to contact them. <ul><li>Phone number. </li></ul><ul><li>Office hours. </li></ul><ul><li>Email address. </li></ul>
  30. 30. What if I want to go beyond Basic Skills? <ul><li>Students can progress to Developmental Education classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading and English 91/92, 96/97 </li></ul><ul><li>Math 80/90 </li></ul>
  31. 31. ABE to Developmental Education Example for Reading and Writing: ABE—no credit, low cost ($25) Reading 91/92 5 credits ($430+) English 91/92 ($430+) Reading 96/97 ($430+) and English 96/97 ($430+)
  32. 34. There are many benefits to being a student at SPSCC. Here are some of them.
  33. 35. Computer Resource Lab. Free. Open often. Building 34
  34. 36. Get a student email account <ul><li>Student email address: </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; [email_address] &quot;  </li></ul><ul><li>Students must activate their account </li></ul><ul><li>before it can be used. </li></ul>
  35. 37. Building 28 is the Library. Building 27 is the SUB (Student Union Building).
  36. 38. Ride the bus for free! Get your card in the SUB (27).
  37. 39. Your Student ID Card <ul><li>Go to Building 27, upstairs to </li></ul><ul><li>“ Student Life” </li></ul><ul><li>Show photo ID </li></ul><ul><li>Get your card with your student ID number and your picture. </li></ul>
  38. 40. Why do you want a Student ID Card? <ul><li>Free bus transportation in Thurston County. </li></ul><ul><li>Library check-out. </li></ul><ul><li>Discounts and free admission to college events, movies, stores, businesses. </li></ul><ul><li>Free admission to Evergreen College pool </li></ul><ul><li>and recreation facilities. </li></ul>
  39. 41. More about the ID card <ul><li>Your SID is on your card (875-XX-XXXX) </li></ul><ul><li>Renew the sticker each new quarter. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to either… </li></ul><ul><li>* Cashier in Building 25 </li></ul><ul><li>* Student Life-- </li></ul><ul><li>upstairs in Building 27 </li></ul>
  40. 42. Hungry? SUB (27) Cafeteria
  41. 43. Quality Caffeine? SUB (27) Espresso Stand
  42. 44. Disabilities Services Now in SUB, upstairs. “Accommodations”
  43. 45. Bookstore: SUB You can buy a textbook, but are not required to.
  44. 46. Financial Aid, Cashier, Career Center and Security Office Building 25
  45. 47. Financial Aid: Building 25 Want help to pay for college classes? Apply before you begin them.
  46. 48. Pay for parking fee, Basic Skills tuition, and GED tests in Building 25. $25 for classes. $15 for GED tests.
  47. 49. Employment! Career Center, Building 25. Help with finding jobs and a career.
  48. 50. Counseling in Building 22: Career, academic, and personal.
  49. 51. Ride the free bus or drive. Pay parking fee at Security Office or by machine in front of Building 21. Park: $2.00/day or $35.12 for “part time” each quarter.
  50. 52. <ul><li>As a student here, you… </li></ul><ul><li>Have rights and responsibilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Are a member of the Student Body. </li></ul><ul><li>Can join clubs and organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>Can use all services and resources. </li></ul>
  51. 53. Questions? <ul><li>Write down </li></ul><ul><li>360-596-5317 </li></ul><ul><li>Call if you have questions! </li></ul>
  52. 54. Welcome to SPSCC