Developmental Studies

This department provides post-secondary students with instruction in basic math, English, and reading. As the point of entry for learners needing academic development, the Developmental Studies department is sensitive to the needs of students making the transition to a college environment. The objective of this department is to enable students to develop skills and behaviors that will lead to successful achievement in A-B Tech’s curricula. Developmental Studies mathematics (DMA) courses have a minimum passing grade of 80%. Students achieving at or above this level of mastery will receive a grade of “P” and those who do not reach the 80% mastery will receive a grade of “R” and will be required to retake the module until mastery is demonstrated. Developmental Studies English and Reading Courses (DRE) have a minimum passing grade of 80%. Students achieving at or above this level of mastery will receive a grade of “P” and those who do not reach the 80% mastery will receive a grade of “R” and will be required to retake the courses until mastery is demonstrated.