High Risk Barrier Courses

Definition of High Risk Course: 1) High Enrollment; 2) Leads to completion of GE requirement for degree and transfer; and 3) course success rate for Hispanic students is below VC Fall 2011 Course Success average of 71%.

High Risk / Barrier Courses: A core of 20 courses which meet requirements for degrees and transfer readiness, have been identified as High Risk / Barrier Courses, genterating more than 6,000 unsuccessful grades each year- the majority of which are earned by Hispanic students.

20 High Risk Barrier Courses Negatively Impact VC Transfer Velocity and Contribute to Transfer Gap for Hispanic Students.
 
Fall 2010 & Spring 2011 Success Rates of 20 High Risk Barrier Courses                        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
20 High Risk Barrier Courses Negatively Impact VC Transfer Velocity and Contribute to Transfer Gap for Hispanic Students
 ENGL V01  English Composition
 MATH V03  Intermdeiate Alegebra
 BIOL V01  Principles of Biology
 ENGL V02  Fundamentals English Composition
 ART V01  Art Appreciation
 POLS V01  American Government
 PHIL V01  Intro to Philosophy
 MATH V44  Elementary Statistics
 GEOG V01  Physical Geography
 HIST V07  United States History I
 MATH V04  College Algebra
 ECON V01  Marco-Economics
 ANTHRO V01  Physical Anthropology
 AST V01  Elementary Astronomy
 POLS V03  Intro to Political Science
 MUS V08  Music Appreciation
 BUS V30  Introduction to Business
 CHEM V20  Elementary Chemistry
 CJ V01  Intro to Criminal Justice
 MATH V21A  Calculus/Analytic Geometry I