College and Academic Preparation (CAP)

JUMPSTART: READING & WRITING
CAP  005 6 Credits/Units

66 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: Current CASAS test scores in Math and Reading.

Development of standards-based reading and writing skills in the contexts of science and social studies to successfully transition into appropriate High School 21 courses. Minimum score of 211-255 on CASAS Reading test.

JUMPSTART: MATH
CAP  006 6 Credits/Units

66 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: Current CASAS test scores in Math and Reading.

Application of basic math skills in real world contexts. Topics may include: integers, basic operations, percents, fractions, decimals, ratios/proportions, mean, median, mode, range, basic probability/statistics, exponents, roots, radicals, order of operation, expressions, equations/inequalities, graphing linear equations, and basic geometry. Upon successful completion of this course, students may transition to HS 21+ courses, apprenticeships, earn the GED credential, or transition to additional workforce opportunities. Score of 211-255 on CASAS Math test.

INTENSIVE FAST TRACK 1: PORTFOLIO
CAP  011 2 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: Current CASAS test scores in all skills.

Improve the ability to listen actively, speak so others can understand, read with understanding, and convey ideas in writing while developing a career portfolio. Upon successful completion of Intensive Fast Track 1, students will have gained the study skills as well as the academic skills to transition into Fast Track 2, Integrated English CAP coursework or I-BEST. HS21+ students will also receive Occupational Education credit toward their HS21+ diploma. CASAS test score between 211 and 220 in reading. ESL students must score at least 211 in listening. Or successful completion of Intensive Explorations (ESL 045, ESL 057, ESL 049) or Explorations (ESL 046, ESL 048).

INTENSIVE FAST TRACK 1: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
CAP  012 6 Credits/Units

66 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: Current CASAS test scores in all skills.

Improve the ability to read with understanding and convey your ideas in writing. Upon successful completion of Intensive Fast Track 1, students will have gained the study skills as well as the academic skills to transition into Fast Track 2, Integrated English CAP coursework or I-BEST. HS21+ students will also receive Occupational Education credit toward their HS21+ diploma. CASAS test score between 211 and 220 in reading. ESL students must score at least 211 in listening. Or successful completion of Intensive Explorations (ESL 045, ESL 057, ESL 049) or Explorations (ESL 046, ESL 048).

INTENSIVE FAST TRACK 1: ORAL COMMUNICATION
CAP  013 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: Current CASAS test scores in all skills.

Improve the ability to listen actively and speak so others can understand. Upon successful completion of Intensive Fast Track 1, students will have gained the study skills as well as the academic skills to transition into Fast Track 2, Integrated English CAP coursework or I-BEST. HS21+ students will also receive Occupational Education credit toward their HS21+ diploma. CASAS test score between 211 and 220 in reading. ESL students must score at least 211 in listening OR successful completion of Intensive Explorations (ESL 045, ESL 057, ESL 049) or Explorations (ESL 046, ESL 048).

INTENSIVE FAST TRACK 1:TECHNOLOGY
CAP  014 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: Current CASAS test scores in all skills.

Improve the ability to use technology. Upon successful completion of Intensive Fast Track 1, students will have gained the study skills as well as the academic skills to transition into Fast Track 2, Integrated English CAP coursework or I-BEST. HS21+ students will also receive Occupational Education credit toward their HS21+ diploma. CASAS test score between 211 and 220 in reading. ESL students must score at least 211 in listening OR successful completion of Intensive Explorations (ESL 045, ESL 047, ESL 049) or Explorations (ESL 046, ESL 048).

INTENSIVE FAST TRACK 1: STUDY SKILLS
CAP  015 2 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: Current CASAS test scores in all skills.

Strengthen study skills and reflect on various strategies and characteristics of successful college students. Upon successful completion of Intensive Fast Track 1, students will have gained the study skills as well as the academic skills to transition into Fast Track 2, Integrated English CAP coursework or I-BEST. HS21+ students will also receive Occupational Education credit toward their HS21+ diploma. CASAS test score between 211 and 220 in reading. ESL students must score at least 211 in listening OR successful completion of Intensive Explorations (ESL 045, ESL 047, ESL 049) or Explorations (ESL 046, ESL 048).

FAST TRACK 1: ORAL COMMUNICATION/TECHNOLOGY
CAP  016 6 Credits/Units

66 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: Current CASAS test scores in all skills.

Development of computer skills to support your ability to listen actively and speak so others can understand in the context of college and work. Upon successful completion of Fast Track 1 (both CAP 016 and CAP 018), students will have gained the study skills as well as the academic skills to transition into Fast Track 2, Integrated English CAP coursework or I-BEST. HS21+ students will also receive Occupational Education credit toward their HS21+ diploma. CASAS test score between 211 and 220 in reading. ESL students must score at least 211 in listening. OR successful completion of Intensive Explorations (ESL 045, ESL 047, ESL 049) or Explorations (ESL 046, ESL 048).

FAST TRACK 1: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION/TECHNOLOGY
CAP  018 6 Credits/Units

66 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: Current CASAS test scores in all skills.

Development of computer skills as you improve your ability to read with understanding and convey your ideas in writing. Upon successful completion Intensive Fast Track 1 (both CAP 016 and CAP 018), students will have gained the study skills as well as the academic skills to transition into Fast Track 2, Integrated English CAP coursework or I-BEST. HS21+ students will also receive Occupational Education credit toward their HS21+ diploma. CASAS test score between 211 and 220 in reading. ESL students must score at least 211 in listening. OR successful completion of Intensive Explorations (ESL 045, ESL 047, ESL 049) or Explorations (ESL 046, ESL 048).

FAST TRACK2:COMMUNICATION FOR COLLEGE TRANSITION
CAP  021 7 Credits/Units

77 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: Current CASAS test scores in all skills.

Development of both oral and written communication skills both face-to-face and on-line, focusing on college readiness. Upon successful completion of Fast Track 2: Communication for College Transition, students will have gained the skills to transition into Integrated English CAP coursework or I-BEST. HS21+ students will also receive elective credit toward their HS21+ diploma. CASAS test score 221 or higher in reading. OR successful completion of Intensive Fast Track 1 (CAP 011, CAP 012, CAP 013, CAP 014, CAP 015) or Fast Track 1 (CAP 016, CAP 018).

WASHINGTON STATE HISTORY
CAP  031 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: CASAS scores of 221-255.

For students who want to prepare for the GED or the HS21+ diploma in order to enhance the students' lives in an adult secondary education ABE Washington State history course. Provides a social, political, economic history of the Pacific Northwest with particular emphasis on the state of Washington, including Native American history and gender/ethnic history. Successful completion of the course will award 1 credit for WA State History toward the HS21+ diploma.

WASHINGTON STATE HISTORY & FINE ARTS
CAP  032 7 Credits/Units

77 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: CASAS Reading score of 221 or above.

For students who want to earn credits toward their High School 21 diploma, prepare for the GED test or improve their skills to transition to college-level courses. Students will gain a deeper understanding of WA State History and how it relates to Fine Arts. Successful completion of the course will provide 1 credit for WA State History and 1 credit for Fine Arts toward the HS21+ diploma.

US HISTORY & GOVERNMENT
CAP  033 7 Credits/Units

77 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: CASAS Reading score of 221 or above.

For students who want to earn credits toward their High School 21 diploma, prepare for the GED test or improve their skills to transition to college-level courses. Students will gain a deeper understanding of US history and government. Successful completion of the course will provide 1 credit for US History and Government toward the HS21+ diploma.

SCIENCE & CONTEMPORARY WORLD PROBLEMS
CAP  034 7 Credits/Units

77 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: CASAS Reading score of 221 or above.

For students who want to earn credits toward their High School 21 diploma, prepare for the GED test or improve their skills to transition to college-level courses. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the sciences and how they relate to current world problems. Successful completion of the course will provide 1 credit for Science and 1 credit for Contemporary World Problems toward the HS21+ diploma.

INTEGRATED MATH AND OCCUPATIONS
CAP  040 8 Credits/Units

88 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: CASAS Math score up to 220.

For students needing to learn or review math fundamentals. Students will apply their math skills (e.g. whole numbers, fractions, decimals, integers, percents, basic geometry, standard American measurement, basic tables/graphs) in various occupational contexts. Successful completion of the course will provide 1 credit for Math and 1 credit for Occupational Education toward the HS21+ diploma.

INTEGRATED MATH AND SCIENCE
CAP  042 7 Credits/Units

77 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: CASAS Math score of 221-235 or successful completion of CAP 040 or instructor permission.

Students will apply their math skills (e.g. using integers, fractions, mixed numbers, order of operations, proportions, percents, algebraic expressions, multi-step equations, Metric system, standard and scientific notation, tables, graphs, diagrams) in the context of science. Successful completion of both CAP 042 and CAP 043 will provide 1 credit for Math and 1 credit for Lab Science toward the HS21+ diploma. Successful completion of CAP 042 without CAP 043 will provide 1 credit for Math and 0.5 elective credit toward the HS21+ diplma.

INTEGRATED MATH AND SCIENCE CAPSTONE
CAP  043 2 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CAP 042, concurrent enrollment in CAP 042 or eligibility to take CAP 046 or higher math.

Supplements the materials in CAP 042 and introduces concepts from biology, chemistry and physics. Students will explore the scientific method through designing, implementing, and presenting a project using scientific inquiry. Successful completion of both CAP 042 and CAP 043 will provide 1 credit for Math and 1 credit for Lab Science toward the HS21+ diploma. Completion of this course without CAP 042 provides a non-lab science credit.

MATH APPLICATIONS
CAP  046 10 Credits/Units

110 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: CASAS Math score of 236 or higher or successful completion of CAP 042.

For students preparing to transition to MATH 107. Students will apply their math skills in appropriate contexts. Topics include complex expressions, equations, inequalities, compound inequalities, graphs and equations using point-slope and slope-intercept form, systems of equations using algebraic and graphing methods, exponential, radical and polynomial expressions and equations, quadratic, exponential and polynomial functions, quadratic equations, inverse and exponential functions, parabolic, exponential and logarithmic functions. Successful completion of the course will provide 1 credit for Math toward the HS21+ diploma.

TRANSITIONAL STUDIES MATH SUPPORT
CAP  049 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

Concurrent enrollment in CAP 040, CAP 042 or CAP 046.

Prerequisite: Current CASAS Math score.

Designed to provide additional instruction and support for student success in CAP Math classes. Reviews important concepts and skills introduced during CAP Math classes.

INTEGRATED ENGLISH AND HEALTH
CAP  061 7 Credits/Units

77 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: CASAS Reading score of 200-220.

For students who want to prepare for the GED or the HS21+ diploma. Integrates science, health and English writing skills to improve performance in an adult secondary education ABE Washington State Health and English course. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the human body's systems while improving reading and writing skills. Successful completion of the course will provide 1 credit for Health toward the HS21+ diploma.

INTEGRATED ENGLISH & WA STATE HISTORY/FINE A
CAP  064 7 Credits/Units

77 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: CASAS Reading score of 221 or above or successful completion of CAP 061.

For students who want to earn credits toward their High School 21 diploma, prepare for the GED test or improve their skills to transition to college-level courses. Integrates WA State history and Fine Arts with critical reading and writing skills. Successful completion of the course will provide 1-3 credits for English, 1 credit for WA State History and 1 credit for Fine Arts toward the HS21+ diploma.

INTEGRATED ENGLISH AND US HISTORY & GOVERNME
CAP  070 7 Credits/Units

77 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: CASAS Reading score of 221 or above or successful completion of CAP 061.

For students who want to earn credits toward their High School 21 diploma, prepare for the GED test or improve their skills to transition to college-level courses. Integrates US history and government with critical reading and writing skills. Successful completion of the course will provide 1-3 credits for English and 1 credit for US History Government toward the HS21+ diploma.

INTEGRATED ENGLISH & SCIENCE/CWP
CAP  074 7 Credits/Units

77 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: CASAS Reading score of 221 or above or successful completion of CAP 061.

For students who want to earn credits toward their High School 21 diploma, prepare for the GED test or improve their skills to transition to college-level courses. Integrates Science and CWP with critical reading and writing skills. Successful completion of the course will provide 1-3 credits for English, 1 credit for Science and 1 credit for Contemporary World Problems toward the HS21+ diploma.

INTEGRATED ENGLISH/CWP (PP&I)
CAP  077 7 Credits/Units

77 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: Successful completion of CAP 064, 070, 074 or instructor recommendation.

For students who want to prepare for the GED, HS21+ diploma and/or college coursework. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the systems of power, privilege, and inequity and how they relate to current world problems. This is an advanced CAP writing course that will emphasize college-prep reading and writing skills. Successful completion of this course will provide 1 credit for Contemporary World Problems and 1 elective credit toward the HS21+ diploma.

TRANSITIONAL STUDIES PREPARATION
CAP  078 2 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: CASAS Reading score of <200-255.

For students who want to prepare for the HS21+ diploma. This course is required in the 1st or 2nd term of a student's HS21+ pathway and is structured around the SBCTC Transitions Standards checklist. Primary goal is to provide specific program requirements, goal setting and promote student success as they transition. Successful completion of the course will provide 0.5 credit for Electives toward the HS21+ diploma.

CAP SPECIAL TOPICS
CAP  080 10 Credits/Units

110 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: Appropriate placement by ABE, ESL, GED level completion, CASAS testing, or permission of department.

Variable topics in Basic Education Career and Academic Prep. Content to reflect the selected topics. Because the course varies in content, it is repeatable for credit for different topics. Individual topics are listed in the term class schedule. Outcomes are determined by level of placement into the course and are based on the Washington State Basic Education Learning Indicators. Students must attempt a CASAS post-test after 45 hours of attendance in this course.

I-BEST SEMINAR
CAP  091 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: Admission into an I-BEST program.

Designed to provide additional instruction and support for student success in I-BEST designated classes. Reviews important concepts and vocabulary introduced during I-BEST classes and skills to communicate clearly and accurately using vocabulary and expressions commonly used in the I-BEST academic, work place and job search environment. Offers activities to strengthen basic skills while studying in an I-BEST program. Students must be concurrently enrolled in an I-BEST designated class. Concurrent with designated I-BEST courses.

HEALTH
CAP  093 2 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: CASAS Reading score of 221 or above.

For students who need to earn health credit for the HS21+ diploma. Students will gain a deeper understanding of a healthy lifestyle. Successful completion of the course will provide health credit toward the HS21+ diploma.

OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION
CAP  094 2 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: CASAS Reading score of 221 or above.

For students who need to earn occupational education credit for the HS21+ diploma. Students will gain a deeper understanding of preparing for a job and working successfully with co-workers. Successful completion of the course will provide occupational education credit toward the HS21+ diploma.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
CAP  095 2 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: CASAS Reading score of 221 or above.

For students who need to earn physical education credit for the HS21+ diploma. Students will gain a deeper understanding of physical education by creating a personalized self-directed exercise plan. Successful completion of the course will provide physical education credit toward the HS21+ diploma.