The Developmental Studies (DVS) program is a central part of the college’s comprehensive program to help students succeed. Often students need to brush up on basic skills before pursuing a career program. Others may not be prepared for college-level work at college or program entry and need time to prepare academically.
The college’s placement test is given to students in an effort to identify the academic needs. Once assessment scores are determined, each student is counseled about the courses needed to reach the student’s ultimate goal.
This is where the DVS program becomes crucial to students’ success. The program offers basic college preparatory courses in English, reading, and mathematics. These courses allow students to concentrate on their needs and gain skills for academic success.