Thanks to the US Department of Education Title III grant award, Greenville Tech has implemented several initiatives called Unlock your Future to improve preparedness and success of students including redesigning all courses and providing early alert, academic coaching and tutoring for developmental studies students.
ASPIRE Learning Zone
All students are invited to use the computer lab and quiet space for studying. Tutoring and academic coaching are available for developmental studies students.
Developmental Disciplines – English
Two courses comprise the developmental English sequence: ENG 032 and ENG 100. Courses cover English grammar and introductory writing, allowing students to utilize a variety of learning styles including computer-based tutorials. Emphasis is placed on composition, punctuation, and word usage. Classes are offered in lecture and online formats, with an emphasis on active learning and critical thikning.
Developmental Disciplines – Math
Four classes comprise the developmental sequence in math: MAT 031, MAT 032, MAT 101, and MAT 102. By taking the placement test, students may place into any one of the four levels. Courses are designed to teach and strengthen basic math and algebra skills. The two basic math courses include whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, measurement, signed numbers, workplace applications and one-step equations. The algebra courses include a review of arithmetic skills, linear equations, graphing, system of two equations, polynomials, linear inequalities, radicals and rational exponents, and rational expressions.
The Math Center is available to help students solve problems in math courses, with locations on the Barton Campus (104 131), Greer Campus (201 203) and Brashier Campus (BR 133). No appointment is needed for the Math Center, and a schedule is posted on the door.
Developmental Disciplines – Reading
Two developmental reading courses are taught in lecture format with an emphasis on active learning: RDG 032 and RDG 100. Reading emphasizes vocabulary development and general comprehension skills, giving students the skills to read more efficiently, accurately, rapidly and effectively.
Practice is given on synthesizing the elements of readings with common themes. A particular emphasis is placed on reading across disciplines. Special attention is given to note-taking and reflecting on expository texts to promote active reading in later curriculum level course textbooks. Course skills also include time management, note/test taking, and listening skills.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Greenville Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates.