Based on your performance on the placement test, and depending on your specific English language and mathematics abilities and needs you will be placed in one of CCP’s college-level courses or pre- college-level courses.
Please review below the CCP placement levels and courses and visit the relevant department links to view brief course and program descriptions.
English Placement Levels and Courses
Your placement in English courses is based on how you perform in the English Writing and the Reading Comprehension sections. The set of pre-college and college English levels and courses that you may be placed in are shown in the chart below.
|Pre-college||ABE (Adult Basic Education)
|English 101 and English 098
If you are placed in ABE, you will able to retest upon successful completion of the ABE classes. Learn more about ABE classes.
If you are placed in Level 2 and pass the courses at that level with a grade of "Pass," you automatically move to College Level courses ENGL 101 and ENGL 098. Review descriptions of English courses.
ESL Placement Levels and Courses
Your placement in ESL courses is based on the combination of how you perform in the ESL Reading Skills section, the ESL Writing Section, and the ESL Listening. The set of pre-college and college ESL courses that you may be placed in are shown in the chart below.
|ESL Reading and ESL Writing Courses||ESL Listening/Speaking Courses|
English 081 and English 091
English 082 and English 092
English 083 and English 093
English 084 and English 094
|College||English 101 (Level 6)|
If you place in Pre-ESL, you must contact the ESL Institute and pass their highest ESL level before retesting. You will need to bring a letter of completion to the Assessment Center in order to retest. For more information, please visit the ESL Institute.
All ESL Reading, ESL Writing, and ESL Listening/Speaking courses are part of a series and have to be taken sequentially depending on where you are initially placed. Review descriptions of the ESL courses offered by the English department.
Math Placement Levels and Courses
Your placement in mathematics courses is based on how you perform in the Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, and/or College-Level Math sections. The set of pre-college and college math courses that you may be placed in are listed in the chart below.
|Pre-college||Foundational Math 016
Foundational Math 017
Foundational Math 019/020
Foundation Math 019
|College||Foundational Math 118
The Foundational Math courses and Math courses are part of a series and have to be taken sequentially depending on where you are placed. Review descriptions of Foundational Math courses. Review descriptions of Math courses.