Courses at the "0" level (0300, 0301, 0600, etc.) are developmental courses and do not count toward the 124 hour minimum for graduation; nor do grades received count in the cumulative grade point average.
Developmental Courses may be recommended for students who have recognized needs in a particular area of study. Students will receive a grade for a developmental course. The grade will be counted in the cumulative index, but the credits earned will not be applicable to any degree program.
Courses designed to help student achieve the minimum standards set by the Texas Success Initiative (TSI). Developmental courses are listed with either a â€œ031â€ or â€œ032â€ course number and do not count toward the hours needed for graduation.
Courses that are designed to build your skills in basic areas such as math, reading, and writing. They do not count toward your degree.
Courses that provide students with the fundamentals in a certain academic area in order to prepare them for college-level courses are developmental courses. For example, "Developmental Writing and Grammar" provides students with the fundamental writing skills they need in order to prepare them for the demands of college-level English courses. Students take a Basic Skills Assessment shortly after being admitted to the College in order to determine whether they need to take developmental courses. If they score below a certain level on the assessment, they must take developmental courses. There is institutional credit, not academic credit, for developmental courses. QVCC offers developmental courses in English and math.
Developmental Courses is another term used to describe Credit Equivalent courses. RDG 009, RDG 011, EST 009, ENG 009, ENG 010, MAT 010, MAT 013, MAT 014, BIO 010 and CHM 010 are developmental courses. For more information about the importance of Developmental Courses, visit our Developmental Courses Page.
Non-credit courses designed to enhance students' skills to the level needed for success in subsequent college work.