Skills for College English ENGL 1030

Online Option

Our Skills for College English course helps you focus on your writing needs and on creating an effective writing style. Develop your abilities with organization, grammar, spelling and vocabulary through paragraph and short-essay writing.

This English course is considered a preparatory course for our College English course, acts as the foundation for further study and has no transferable credit value.


Course Delivery Method:

This is normally an in-class course but will be offered temporarily online via Blackboard Learn/Collaborate while college buildings are closed.

Attendance Requirements:

Remember that Continuing Education attendance requirements and closure dates differ from those for full-time college programs. Continuing Education courses do not have a reading (intersession) week.

Grade Requirements:

You must achieve a grade of C- (60%) to pass this course.


You must complete the General English Assessment and score high enough to be assigned to Skills for College English. You must present proof that you have met the prerequisite requirement at the first class.

Additional Information

Fast tracking: Want to complete Skills for College English and College English in one term? George Brown College offers fast-track sections for this course and COMM 1008 College English. Each course’s fast-track sections run two nights a week for seven weeks (half a term). This means you can complete both courses in one term – Skills for College English in the first half and College English in the second half. Look for the section notes that indicate a “fast-track session”. These fast-track course sections are popular, so register early.

Full Time Equivalent

COMM 1003

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Liberal Studies Department

Some courses require you to purchase a textbook. The cost of the textbook is not included in the course fee unless otherwise indicated. If there is a textbook assigned for this course, it will be listed on the bookstore website.