HD 190 Staying on Track • V1-5 Cr.


Helps students of color and students from nontraditional backgrounds succeed in college. Students develop skills needed to reach their educational objectives and to enhance their personal and cultural identity. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


This course is designed to assist students of color and students from non-traditional backgrounds to succeed in college.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Comprehend and develop a plan to achieve educational success.
  • Comprehend and identify different learning styles.
  • Understand their own learning style and develop congruent study skills and practices that compliment their own individual style.
  • Analyze and apply (Sedlacek's eight non-cognitive) factors for educational and career success.
  • Describe specific methods to:
    • Improve ability to recall information.
    • Improve comprehension.
    • Read with improved retention.
    • Prepare for and take tests with improved confidence.
    • Take effective notes.
    • Present clear written and oral reports.
    • Define freedom to include personal time, time for study, work and other things that are important.
  • Identify campus resources related to academic divisions, library, admissions, financial aid, registration, health issues, child-care, advising, counseling, Multi-Cultural Services, and Women's Resource Center.




  • Student Services