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College Prep Writing & Technology

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to college-level reading and writing requirements, to use educational technology tools/resources and to gain independent learning strategies needed to succeed in college-level courses.


Students will:
  • Read, discuss and answer questions from college textbooks, articles and other literature
  • Increase vocabulary and critical thinking skills for college-level reading
  • Learn how to plan, organize and write expository essays
  • Learn to conduct online research
  • Type essays on a Google doc and MS Word and create presentations on MS PowerPoint



Upcoming Start Dates:  Start any time after your placement assessment.


Class Dates:  January 13 - May 27, 2020 
Class Times:
  • Writing Class: Monday-Thursday 11:45-1:45 (Required)
  • Writing Computer Lab: Tue & Wed 9:45–11:30am (Optional, if you have a computer at home)


Cost: FREE
Prerequisites: CASAS 905R Reading score of 28 or higher AND Basic computer skills. High school diploma NOT required.  

How To Enroll

NEW Student Registration for all of the above in the High School Diploma room


Early Registration: TBA



REGISTER ANYTIME during class times and days in the High School Diploma Office.
Plan for 1 hour 15 min.


Contact Marisol Benard or Michelle Walker-Wade for more information

Data for Fall 2017- Winter 2019
25 students have enrolled
7 out of 25 took the course once
6 out of 25 took the course twice
5 enrolled in English 101a or English 1 (3 at Chabot, 2 at Ohlone)
2 out of 25 took the course three times
Both enrolled in English 1 at Ohlone
5 out of 25 have received a job promotion
1 of the 5 also enrolled in English 101a at Chabot
5 out of 25 have unknown outcomes
10 students enrolled in Winter 2019
Registration is also held in the High School Diploma Office when school is in session:
Winter & Spring Quarter 2020
January 13 - May 27, 2020 
You must arrive during the following times to register:
Mon -Thurs  8:30am to 10:30am
Tue & Thurs  12:00pm to 2:00pm
Mon - Thurs 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm