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Transitional Studies - Open Doors


TS-OD 020  Academic Orientation and Planning for Open Doors  (1-3)

Prepares Open Doors students for success in their program. Students explore learning style preferences, set meaningful goals, and prepare for their content courses. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. Students must be admitted through Open Doors. This is a pass/no-credit course.

TS-OD 053  Open Doors Adult Basic Math  (1-10)

Students learn to easily select and apply the knowledge, skills, and strategies to independently accomplish well-defined and structured math tasks in a range of comfortable and familiar settings using whole numbers, decimals, and percents. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate placement score on CASAS math assessment and instructor's permission. Students must be admitted through Open Doors. This is a pass/no-credit course.

TS-OD 055  Open Doors Math Review  (5-10)

Students review basic operations of arithmetic including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, proportions, place value, roots, and basic concepts related to measurements and geometry. Methods include use of hands-on manipulatives. Study skills incorporate into the curriculum. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate CASAS placement score and instructor's permission. Students must be admitted through Open Doors.

TS-OD 056  Open Doors PreAlgebra  (5-10)

Study of problem solving, geometry and measurement, exponents and signed numbers. Includes introductory work with polynomials, simple equations, basic descriptive statistics, and graphing. PREREQUISITE: Valid CASAS score on file with the college, or high school transcript evaluation; and instructor's permission. Students must be admitted through Open Doors.

TS-OD 057  Open Doors TS Algebraic Explorations  (5-8)

Expands student’s algebraic skills in order to achieve a wide range of career, educational and personal goals. Content is delivered in a lecture format and includes evaluation and calculation of algebraic expressions and equations, inequalities, polynomials, systems of equations, and graphing. Emphasizes perseverance by building strategies based on past experience, algebraic skills, and numerical relationships. Prerequisite: TS-OD 056 with a grade of 2.5 or higher; or instructor's permission based on appropriate placement score; or high school transcript evaluation. Recommended: Eligible for READ 104.

TS-OD 064  Language Arts in Social Studies Level 4 Open Doors  (5-10)

Introduces Level 4 students to the basic principles of civics and government, US history, economics, geography, or current world problems. Students practice critical reading skills in the context of social studies-related texts. Students demonstrate analysis and understanding of social studies readings and concepts through the writing process. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate CASAS placement score and instructor's permission. Students must be admitted through Open Doors. This is a pass/no credit course.

TS-OD 065  Language Arts in Social Studies Level 5 Open Doors  (5-10)

Introduces Level 5 students to the basic principles of civics and government, US history, economics, geography, or current world problems. Students practice critical reading skills in the context of social studies-related texts. Students demonstrate analysis and understanding of social studies readings and concepts through the writing process. Students who successfully complete this course earn High School 21+ credits in social studies. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate CASAS placement score and instructor's permission. Students must be admitted through Open Doors.

TS-OD 066  Language Arts in Social Studies Level 6 Open Doors  (5-10)

Introduces Level 6 students to the basic principles of civics and government, US history, economics, geography, or current world problems. Students practice critical reading skills in the context of social studies-related texts. Students demonstrate analysis and understanding of social studies readings and concepts through the writing process. Students who successfully complete this course earn High School 21+ credits in social studies. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate CASAS placement score and instructor's permission. Students must be admitted through Open Doors.

TS-OD 074  Language Arts and Literature Level 4 Open Doors  (5-10)

Introduces Level 4 students to the basic principles of the mechanics of writing and strategies to develop and organize complex ideas in writing. Students practice critical reading skills and demonstrate understanding of a variety of texts, including fiction, nonfiction, and informational through the writing process. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate CASAS placement score and instructor's permission. Students must be admitted through Open Doors. This is a pass/no credit course.

TS-OD 075  Language Arts and Literature Level 5 Open Doors  (5-10)

Introduces Level 5 students to the basic principles of the mechanics of writing and strategies to develop and organize complex ideas in writing. Students practice critical reading skills and demonstrate understanding of a variety of texts, including fiction, nonfiction, and informational through the writing process. Students who successfully complete this course earn High School 21+ credits in English. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate CASAS placement score and instructor's permission. Students must be admitted through Open Doors.

TS-OD 076  Language Arts and Literature Level 6 Open Doors  (5-10)

Introduces Level 6 students to the basic principles of the mechanics of writing and strategies to develop and organize complex ideas in writing. Students practice critical reading skills and demonstrate understanding of a variety of texts, including fiction, nonfiction, and informational through the writing process. Students who successfully complete this course earn High School 21+ credits in English. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate CASAS placement score and instructor's permission. Students must be admitted through Open Doors.

TS-OD 084  Language Arts in Physical Science Level 4 Open Doors  (5-10)

Introduces Level 4 students to the basic principles of physical science through reading and writing. Also introduces students to the history and nature of science. Students explore the fundamental concepts of physics, chemistry, astronomy and earth science. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate CASAS placement score and instructor's permission. Students must be admitted through Open Doors. This is a pass/no credit course.

TS-OD 085  Language Arts in Physical Science Level 5 Open Doors  (5-10)

Introduces Level 5 students to the basic principles of physical science through reading and writing. Also introduces students to the history and nature of science. Students explore the fundamental concepts of physics, chemistry, astronomy and earth science. Students who successfully complete this course earn High School 21+ credits in science. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate CASAS placement score and instructor's permission. Students must be admitted through Open Doors.

TS-OD 086  Language Arts in Physical Science Level 6 Open Doors  (5-10)

Introduces Level 6 students to the basic principles of physical science through reading and writing. Also introduces students to the history and nature of science. Students explore the fundamental concepts of physics, chemistry, astronomy and earth science. Students who successfully complete this course earn High School 21+ credits in science. PREREQUISITE: Appropriate CASAS placement score and instructor's permission. Students must be admitted through Open Doors.