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Placement Levels and Courses

Based on your performance on the placement test, and depending on your specific English language and mathematics abilities and needs you will be placed in one of CCP’s college level courses or pre-college level courses and workshops.

Please review below the CCP placement levels and courses and visit the relevant department links to view brief course and program descriptions.

English Placement Levels and Courses
Your placement in English courses is based on how you perform in the English Writing and the Reading Comprehension sections. The set of pre-college and college English levels and courses that you may be placed in are shown in the chart below.

  Levels Courses

Pre-College

ABE (Adult Basic Education)

Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4

ABE Classes

Reading & Writing Workshops
English 098 and English 099
English 098 and English 108
English 098

College Level 5
Level 6
English 101 and English 108
English 101

If you are placed in either ABE or Level 1, you will able to retest upon successful completion of the ABE classes or Level 1 workshops. Learn more about ABE classes and the Level 1 workshops.

If you are placed in Levels 2 through 4, and pass the courses at that level with a grade of "Pass," you automatically move to College Level. Review descriptions of English courses.

Please note that English 108 is a college-level reading course that can be linked with either a pre-college writing course (English 098) or a college-level writing course (English 101).

ESL Placement Levels and Courses
Your placement in ESL courses is based on the combination of how you perform in the ESL Reading Skills section, the ESL Writing Section, and the ESL Listening. The set of pre-college and college ESL courses that you may be placed in are shown in the chart below.

  ESL Reading and ESL Writing Courses ESL Listening/Speaking Courses

Pre-College

Pre-ESL
English 081 and English 091
English 082 and English 092
English 083 and English 093
English 098 and English 099 ESL

 

Pre-ESL
English 071
English 072
English 073

 

College English 101 (Level 6)  

If you place in Pre-ESL, you must contact the ESL Institute and pass their highest ESL level before retesting. You will need to bring a letter of completion to he Assessment Center in order to retest. For more information, please visit the ESL Institute.

All ESL Reading, ESL Writing, and ESL Listening/Speaking courses are part of a series and have to be taken sequentially depending on where you are initially placed. Review descriptions of the ESL courses offered by the English department.

Math Placement Levels and Courses.

Your placement in mathematics courses is based on how you perform in the Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, and/or College-Level Math sections.  The set of  pre-college and college math courses that you may be placed in are listed in the chart below.

  Courses

Pre-College

Foundational Math 016
Foundational Math 017

College

Foundational Math 118
Math 161
Math 162
Math 171

The Foundational Math courses and Math courses are part of a series and have to be taken sequentially depending on where you are placed.  Review descriptions of Foundational Math courses. Review descriptions of Math courses.