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The Learning Skills Program consists of three distinct areas: Assessment, Foundational Skills and Academic Support.

Assessment Class

The Assessment Class, Learning Skills 116, is a course that assesses a person's learning strengths and weaknesses through a number of standardized tests and determines if a person is eligible for learning disability services at any California Community College.  The tests target how a student learns in different areas, such as long-term memory, short-term memory, visual learning and auditory learning.

Everyone learns differently.  Many highly intelligent people have experienced much frustration with traditional methods of teaching.

Benefits of Learning Skills 116

To Sign Up

Students should make an appointment with a DSRC counselor to get a referral for Learning Skills 116.  Then, they may register for the class.

Referring Students to Learning Skills 116

After taking Learning Skills 116, students can be referred to Basic Skills Classes or Academic Support Classes.

Foundational Skills Classes

These classes are designed to revive and reinforce the foundational reading, writing and math skills of students with learning disabilities.  They include:

Academic Support Classes

These classes are designed for learning disabled students who are concurrently enrolled in academic classes (e.g. English 101, English 1A, Math 55, History 1, etc.).  Here, students are given a support system and exposure to the study skills they will need to succeed in their academic classes.  The Academic Support classes include:

For More Information

For more information, contact:   

Heather Clements at

Or the Disabled Students Programs and Services at 510-723-6725



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