Transitional Strategies – Skill Building

Transitional Strategies (TLC)

What is TLC?

Our Transitional Strategies, or TLC, classes are fundamental skill-building courses. These non-credit courses are designed to help prepare students for further instruction in English and math. These beginner classes are for students who plan to continue with a non-credit training program, or a certificate or degree program at Three Rivers.

Course Descriptions

TLC English

This course focuses on leading students from the sentence to the paragraph. It provides instruction in:

  • Reading – Reading skills covered in this course include vocabulary, comprehension, and analysis.
  • Writing – Writing is also taught to help students develop critical thinking skills and organization. Attention is given to spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, word choice, and the development of ideas.
  • Discussion

The primary goal of TLC English is to prepare students for placement into Introduction to College English (ENG K096). The TLC Summer English course is 8-weeks long for a total of 48 hours of classroom instruction. The courses offered in Summer 2021 are:

CRN SUBJECT COURSE CREDITS COURSE TITLE METHOD DAY(S) TIME DATES
51206 EDUC K5002 4.8 TLC English TRAD TR 9:00a-12:00p 6/14 – 8/9

Legend: Days: M­ – Monday, T­ – Tuesday, W­ – Wednesday, R­ – Thursday; Instructional Methods: ONLN – Fully Online, LRON – Live online with professor and classmates at scheduled time, TRAD – on campus in a classroom. For more information, visit Instructional Methods.

TLC Math

This course focuses on developing:

  • arithmetic,
  • pre-algebra, and
  • early algebra skills as well as
  • college-ready habits.

Topics include: 

  • performing operations involving whole numbers, signed numbers, fractions, and decimals;
  • simplifying and evaluating algebraic expressions; and
  • solving linear equations of one variable.

The primary goal of the TLC Math course is to prepare students for Elementary Algebra Intensive College Readiness (MAT K095I). The TLC Summer Math course is 8-weeks long for a total of 48 hours of classroom instruction. The courses offered in Summer 2021 are:

CRN SUBJECT COURSE CREDITS COURSE TITLE METHOD DAY(S) TIME DATES
51207 EDUC K5000 4.8 TLC Math TRAD MW 9:00a – 12:00p 6/14 – 8/9

Legend: Days: M­ – Monday, T­ – Tuesday, W­ – Wednesday, R­ – Thursday; Instructional Methods: ONLN – Fully Online, LRON – Live online with professor and classmates at scheduled time, TRAD – on campus in a classroom. For more information, visit Instructional Methods.

How to Enroll

Click here for the TLC Enrollment Form.

Questions?

Please contact Tracy Dickson, Transitional Strategies Coordinator, at (860) 215-9320, or by email to TDickson@threerivers.edu to find out more or to enroll.