Classes

The ABE program offers day and evening courses in English, math and GED® prep.  The English and math courses begin at elementary levels and provide rigorous academic instruction for GED® preparation, college preparation, and employment.  Completion of a three day ABE Orientation is required to determine appropriate placement into the program.  Substantial and sustained progress is required for continued enrollment.

All new students and returning students who have been gone for 3+ years are required to take a 3-day orientation course. During this orientation courses, you will complete your CASAS assessment and receive registration information for your quarterly courses.

ABE 060: ABE Orientation – variable credits

Orients students to the ABE, GED, and HSC programs. Students will become familiar with college resources, assess their skills in reading, writing and math, develop college and career goals, and meet with a faculty advisor to determine an initial academic plan.

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ABE math classes help students learn math operations and use math in real situations. In the five different levels, they develop skills to:

  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers.
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals, fractions, and percents.
  • Solve basic and intermediate algebra and geometry problems.
  • Read and analyze data, charts, and graphs

ABE 051: Math 1 – variable credits

Emphasizes development of strategies to effectively solve mathematical problems for high school completion, and college and career readiness. Students meet class objectives through the analysis of numbers, place values, shapes and measurement to solve addition and subtraction problems. Students build their math vocabulary as well as note taking and technology skills. Prerequisite: ABE Orientation and advising.

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ABE 052: Math 2 – variable credits

Emphasizes development of strategies to effectively solve mathematical problems for high school completion, and college and career readiness. Students meet class objectives through the analysis of numbers, place values, shapes and measurement to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems. Students build their math vocabulary as well as note taking and technology skills. Prerequisite: ABE Orientation and advising.

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ABE 053: Math 3 – variable credits

Emphasizes development of strategies to effectively solve mathematical problems for high school completion, and college and career readiness. Students meet class objectives through the analysis of numbers, place values, shapes and measurement to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems with whole numbers, decimals, fractions and percents. Students build their math vocabulary as well as note taking and technology skills. Prerequisite: ABE Orientation and advising.

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ABE 054: Math 4 – variable credits

Emphasizes development of strategies to effectively solve mathematical problems for high school completion, and college and career readiness. Students meet class objectives through the use of fractions, percents, ratios, and proportions to solve problems relating to measurements, geometry and basic algebra. Students build their math vocabulary as well as note taking and technology skills. Prerequisite: ABE Orientation and advising.

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HSC 055: Math 5 – variable credits

Emphasizes development of strategies to effectively solve mathematical problems for high school completion, and college and career readiness. Students meet class objectives through the use of algebra and geometry to solve problems. Students build their math vocabulary as well as note taking and technology skills. Prerequisite: ABE Orientation and advising.

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HSC 056: Math 6 – variable credits

Emphasizes development of strategies to effectively solve mathematical problems for high school completion, and college and career readiness. Students meet class objectives through the use of intermediate algebra to solve problems. Students build their math vocabulary as well as note taking and technology skills. Prerequisite: ABE Orientation and advising.

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ABE English classes help students improve their reading and writing skills. In the four different levels, they develop skills to:

  • Read articles, papers, short novels, maps, graphs, charts, and other types of writing.
  • Write evidence-based, persuasive short and extended responses and essays
  • Improve grammar, spelling, and vocabulary.

ABE 061: English 1 – variable credits

Emphasizes development of strategies to effectively communicate in English for high school completion, and college and career readiness. Students read and report on books, short stories, graphs, maps, and informational text that relate to social studies, science and literature. Students meet composition objectives by writing complete sentences in short answers, notes, and paragraphs. Students build their vocabulary for reading and writing as well as improve spelling and technology skills. Prerequisite: ABE Orientation and advising.

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ABE 062: English 2 – variable credits

Emphasizes development of strategies to effectively communicate in English for high school completion, and college and career readiness. Students read and report on books, short stories, graphs, maps, and informational text that relate to social studies, science and literature. Students meet composition objectives by writing complete sentences in short answers, notes, and paragraphs. Students build their vocabulary for reading and writing as well as improve spelling and technology skills. Prerequisite: ABE Orientation and advising.

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ABE 063: English 3 – variable credits

Emphasizes development of strategies to effectively communicate in English for high school completion, and college and career readiness. Students read and report on books, short stories, graphs, maps, and informational text that relate to social studies, science and literature. Students meet composition objectives by writing complete sentences in short answers, notes, and paragraphs. Students build their vocabulary for reading and writing as well as improve spelling and technology skills. Prerequisite: ABE Orientation and advising.

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ABE 064: English 4 – variable credits

Emphasizes development of strategies to effectively communicate in English for high school completion, and college and career readiness. Students read and report on fiction and non-fiction texts that relate to social studies, science and literature. Students meet composition objectives by writing well-organized and well-developed paragraphs and essays. Students develop their technology skills to complete a variety of tasks. Prerequisite: ABE Orientation and advising.

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HSC 065: English 5 – variable credits

Emphasizes development of strategies to effectively communicate in English for high school completion and college and career readiness. Students read and report on college-level fiction and non-fiction texts that relate to social studies, science and literature. Students meet composition objectives by writing critical responses, including note taking and annotation. Students develop their technology skills to complete a variety of tasks. Prerequisite: ABE Orientation and advising.

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HSC 082: Social Studies – variable credits

This course examines the social, political, and economic development of the United States from the American Revolution through the beginning of the 20th century. It traces the westward expansion of the nation, rise of industry and cities, conflicts with other nations, and social and political reform movements. Readings and written assignments focus on the experiences of diverse groups, including women, African-Americans, immigrants, workers, and others. Students will also develop their civic identity through discussions of current events, building connections between past and present. Prerequisite: ABE Orientation and advising.

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HSC 083: Science – variable credits

The emphasis of this course is to develop an understanding of basic scientific thinking and how to conduct an effect experiment in a lab setting. This course integrates technology, reading, writing, listening, speaking, math and critical thinking skills around assignments and activities. Students will utilize videos, pictures, lab exercises, models, and other visual strategies to develop skills in scientific thinking. Lab included. Prerequisite: ABE Orientation and advising.

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GED® Test Preparation classes at Bellevue College are designed for students with well-developed reading skills to:

  • Review and prepare for the four GED® tests.
  • Identify readiness to take the GED® tests based on in-class practice tests.
  • Develop test-taking strategies and study skills.

HSC 071: GED Test Preparation I – variable credits

Emphasizes the skills and strategies necessary for students placing at beginning high school reading and math levels to successfully complete the four GED tests: Social Studies, Science, Reasoning through Language Arts, and Mathematical Reasoning. Students are expected to register for and take the official tests when ready. Prerequisite: ABE Orientation and advising.

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HSC 072: GED Test Preparation II – variable credits

Emphasizes the skills and strategies necessary for students placing at advanced high school levels of reading and math to successfully complete the four GED tests: Social Studies, Science, Reasoning through Language Arts, and Mathematical Reasoning. Students are expected to register for and take the official tests when ready. Prerequisite: ABE Orientation and advising.

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Looking for a syllabus? Syllabi are available to current Bellevue College students, faculty, and staff here. Syllabi are stored for approximately 6 academic years although not all syllabi may be available as we recently change storage systems. You can request a syllabus for a specific course here.

Last Updated August 10, 2021