Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   ELA College Transition

 Title Abbreviation:   ELA COLLEGE TRANSITION

 Department:    ELA

 Course #:    18

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    4

 CIP:    320204

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

In this course, students will be introduced to college and career pathways. Students will acquire contextualized English language skills. Students will learn about the United States higher education system and identify college resources and support services, culminating in designing a life and education plan that reflects their college, career, and personal goals. Students will receive study skills instruction contextualized to co-enrolled classes.


Prerequisite: Completion of ELA 015 and co-enrollment in ELA 066 and ELA 034.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Basic Education N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Access college and community resources to succeed in the classroom. 
  2. Explore career options.
  3. Plan an appropriate academic schedule and program completion timeline, including an education plan.
  4. Become familiar with the United States higher education system, including terminology and institutional norms.
  5. Begin the Financial Aid application process and understand how to apply for various scholarships.
  6. Employ effective study skills.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2018 and affects outlines for 2019 and later.


Definition: Think analytically, logically, creatively, and reflectively.


Definition: Interact with humans and the environment informed by an understanding of equity.

Course Contents

  1. Study skills practice
  2. Career exploration
  3. Transition education plan
  4. Understanding US higher education system
  5. Primary and secondary discourses and the role of self-advocacy.