Learning Center West

Educational Diagnostic Center

EDC Class


EDC Class Descriptions

See De Anza Catalog for official class descriptions.

For the schedule of current and upcoming quarter classes, click on the applicable quarter link below Department courses on the left.



Course #Course TitleUnit
Guid 200
Learning Disability Assessment
1/2 Unit
Guid 201
Introduction to Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder

For students who have used learning disabilities support services in high school and continuing students with learning disabilities or attention deficit disorders. Includes success strategies, guest speakers and legal information. (Fall quarter)

4 Units
Guid 202
Student Success Strategies
A student skills class to develop strategies to improve study methods and organizational skills, and self esteem. Special study skills effective for students with disabilities. Good for re-entry students. (Winter quarter)
4 Units
Guid 204 Introductory Spelling Strategies
In-depth study of word structure and spelling strategires. Improves ability and accuracy to recognize and pronounce unknown words. Improves reading efficiency.
4 Units
Guid 207 Introductory Writing and Grammar Skills
Covers sentence structure, grammar, capitalization, punctuation, paragraph development and functional editing skills in preparation for EWRT 200 class.
4 Units
Guid 209 Arithmetic Skills
For students not prepared for Math 210 (pre-algebra). Skill building in decimals, fractions and percents, and math learning strategies.
4 Units
Guid 211 Algebra Skills 1
For students experiencing math difficulties or needing a refresher course in preparation for Math 210 (pre-algebra). Basic operations using signed numbers, solving equations, variables, expressions, word problem strategies.
4 Units
Guid 212 Algebra Skills 2
To gain confidence and strategies before enrolling in Math 112 (elementary algebra), Covers polynomials, factoring, algebraic fractions, beginning graphing.
4 Units
Guid 218

Group Tutorials

Scheduled small group support meetings for specific EDC courses and Math 210.

1+1/2 Units
Guid 219

Instructional Assistance Laboratory

Support for math and language.
1/2 Unit

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Educational Diagnostic Center
Building: LCW-110
Contact: Kim Fukuyama
Phone: 408.864.8839
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Last Updated: 1/27/12