The purpose of Developmental Education is to provide courses that will assist students in mastering the basic skills necessary for them to continue their education. The instructional program includes basic, developmental and advanced courses in reading, writing, study skills, English as a Second Language (ESL), and mathematics. These courses are supported by laboratory experiences of individualized, self-paced practice. Six laboratories are available with materials, media, and tutorial assistance to help students improve their skills. The laboratories include the Reading, Writing, Learning Center, and the English as a Second Language (ESL) Laboratory.