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Students who enhance their reading and critical thinking skills are desirable candidates for hire in various positions and careers.


Career options​ for students with a skill in reading and comprehension include:

  • Acquisitions Editor
  • Archivist
  • Blogger
  • Book Reviewer
  • Book Store Proprietor
  • Content Editor
  • Copy Editor
  • Grant Writer
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Novelist
  • Paralegal
  • Paraprofessional
  • Political Scientist
  • Proofreader
  • Publisher
  • Reporter
  • Script Reader
  • Teacher 
  • Translator

Degrees & Certificates

Certificate of Competency, Adult Literacy

Reading (C-COMP) Curriculum Guide

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Certificate of Completion, Reading in the Health Sciences

Reading (C-COMP) Curriculum Guide

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is college reading?

College-level reading possesses a myriad of challenges to Long Beach City College students, from increased complexity and sophistication in vocabulary, syntax, and organization to increased levels of abstraction in the text written by academics. A college education is meant to expand and challenge, but the heightened tasks of textual comprehension can be daunting to many of our students.

LBCC reading courses are the essence of student support at our college, hastening the achievement of students’ goals and dreams. We, therefore, encourage incoming students to take LBCC reading courses early in their program. 

The reading process is not linear, and neither is its instruction. However, guiding students to improve comprehension of text is both systematic and full of variety and creativity. Such balance includes the following research-based strategies that are always linked to meaning because mere decoding is not reading; “reading” is always a meaning-based thinking process.

Why take college reading courses?

College reading courses develop and enhance connections to other content areas and real-world applications and foster a more positive relationship with reading. College reading courses improve critical thinking skills, college-level vocabulary, study skills, metacognition, reading fluency and self-confidence.

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