HD 190 Staying on Track • V1-5 Cr.


Helps students of color and students from nontraditional backgrounds succeed in college. Students develop skills needed to reach their educational objectives and to enhance their personal and cultural identity. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


This course is designed to assist students of color and students from non-traditional backgrounds to succeed in college.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Comprehend and develop a plan to achieve educational success.
  • Comprehend and identify different learning styles.
  • Understand their own learning style and develop congruent study skills and practices that compliment their own individual style.
  • Analyze and apply (Sedlacek's eight non-cognitive) factors for educational and career success.
  • Describe specific methods to:
  • Improve ability to recall information.
  • Improve comprehension.
  • Read with improved retention.
  • Prepare for and take tests with improved confidence.
  • Take effective notes.
  • Present clear written and oral reports.
  • Define freedom to include personal time, time for study, work and other things that are important.
Identify campus resources related to academic divisions, library, admissions, financial aid, registration, health issues, child-care, advising, counseling, Multi-Cultural Services, and Women's Resource Center.



  • Student Services