Academic Skills Building (ASB)
Academic Skills Building is designed to provide instruction to students who need to improve reading, language arts, or mathematics skills, in order to prepare for the successful completion of a Career and Technical Education program. Using results from the Basic Skills Test, instructors prepare individual prescriptive lessons for the student whose scores do not meet the state-mandated basic skill exit level requirements for the training program which he/she has chosen. All students enrolled in a Career and Technical Education program consisting of 450 clock hours or more must meet a minimum basic skill level in reading, mathematics and language to receive their certificate at the completion of their program. The length of the ASB class varies according to the student’s academic needs.
What are the prerequisites for this program?
All students must take the Basic Skills Test (unless they meet exemption criteria). In addition, persistence and a willingness to learn, along with a good attendance record, are essential for success in the Academic Skills Building classes.
What will I receive from this instruction?
Students will receive flexible, and engaging instruction taught by highly qualified teachers. Upon program completion, both academic and technical, students will be issued a certificate from their technical program.
When may I enroll in Academic Skills Building?
Academic skills instruction may occur prior to or concurrent with enrollment in the technical program. See a program counselor for details.
You can also contact the counselors via email or scheduler in the right column.
The Council on Occupational Education (COE) does not accredit avocational programs such as ESOL, ABE, GED® Test Preparation, ABS, or Apprenticeship. In addition, these programs do not qualify for Title IV financial aid assistance.
Days & Times:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Monday – Thursday: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Distance (online) classes are also available.
Arthur Ashe, Jr. Campus