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Skills Development

This sequence of courses is designed to strengthen skills in writing, math, communications, and computer operations. Students will take a total of six courses with options available to meet individual interests. All of the courses are readily available to both day and evening students, and arrangements can be made to deliver courses on site at area businesses.

If students decide to pursue an associate or bachelor's degree, all of the courses can be applied. Please note that students must qualify for math, English, and computer courses, based on placement tests or completion of developmental coursework. There is no time limit on completion of the requirements, but anyone pursuing this verification of course completion must be at least 21 years old.


General Courses Title Credit Hours
ENG 1510 Writing and Thetoric I 3
Mathematics (Choose 1)
MATH 1090 Consumer Mathematics 3
MATH 1200 College Algebra 4
Communications (Choose 1)
COMS 1010 Fundamentals of Human Communication 3
COMS 1030 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Computer Technology
CTCH 1250 Introduction to Computers 3
Social Sciences (Choose 1)
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology 3
Business (Choose 1)
BMT 1010 Business and it's Environment 3
BMT 1100 Introduction to Management 3
BMT 1150 Quality & Continuous Improvement 3

NOTE: It is important to consult with an academic advisor to assist with specific course choices. 

For additional information, please contact Maryann Lape, the Community and Corporate Learning Center at Ohio University Lancaster Campus by phone, 740.681.3302 or by email at