West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Reading Department

(408) 741-2619
LA/SS Building

 

The Reading Department...

furthers numerous aspects of the college mission.

Reading 960 and 961 offer instruction at the basic skills levels, a key component to the mission of community college education.

Reading 053 prepares students for collegiate transfer because the instruction in reading/study

strategies and opportunities to develop critical thinking support all other coursework.

Reading 915 offers support to students enrolled in transfer-level discipline-specific courses

The Reading Lab offers additional support to students at all levels.

The department’s emphasis on the connection between reading and writing as complementary skills promotes the development of students’ aggregate literacy and communication skills, skills crucial to the strength of California’s workforce and economic growth.

The Reading Department also furthers numerous aspects of the college’s strategic goals.

The Reading department has previously offered learning communities through paired Reading and Writing courses, including those in the Puente, Success, and First Year Experience programs.

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