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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Career and Personal Development
Course: CPD104

First Term: 2019 Fall
Lecture   3.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: An overview of the holistic process of career/life planning through self-awareness and understanding of the world of work. Exploration and application of behavioral, social, and cultural factors leading to college, career, and personal success with emphasis on assessment, applied behavior management, motivation, self-care, and career development.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Describe theories of career development and the world of work to include historical and current trends, social and cultural implications, and requirements for success. (I)
2. Evaluate personal values, interests, personality, skills, and cultural context and describe their impact on career and personal development. (II)
3. Utilize assessments, research and self-awareness for personal, academic, and career goal setting. (II, III, V)
4. Define and assess individual beliefs and motivations about work utilizing career development theory. (II, III, IV)
5. Define and evaluate choices and resources for dealing with change. (III, IV)
6. Utilize assessments, research, and campus and community resources to choose or clarify an academic and career pathway. (III, V)
7. Describe and practice cognitive and behavioral strategies that support personal, interpersonal, academic, and career success. (IV, V, VII)
8. Explain intercultural competencies needed for personal and career success. (VI)
9. Explain the importance of support systems, self-care, stress management and resiliency for personal, academic, and career success. (VII, VIII)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. World of work and theories of career development
   A. Historic and current trends in the world of work
   B. Social and cultural context(s)
   C. Social barriers and privilege
   D. Lifespan and career development theories
II. Assessment and Self-Awareness
   A. Personality
   B. Values
   C. Beliefs
   D. Interests
   E. Skills
   F. Cultural identities
   G. Locus of control
   H. Strengths
III. Occupational Information
   A. Resources/technologies
   B. Theories
   C. Environmental factors
   D. Trends
   E. Diversity
IV. Cognitive and Behavioral Strategies
   A. Grit (Motivation and purpose)
   B. Mindset
   C. Learning theories
   D. Adapting to personal and career changes
   E. Success behaviors in a career setting
   F. Self-management
   G. Self-responsibility
   H. Cognitive and behavioral strategies for effective use of time
V. Goal setting
   A. Utilizing assessments and research to choose or clarify a career path
   B. Explore degrees and majors that support a field of interest and career goals
   C. Develop personal goals for behavioral change
   D. Create an action plan for academic and occupational success
VI. Intercultural Competence
   A. Self-awareness
   B. Effective interpersonal skills in a diverse workplace
   C. Effective relationships in a diverse world
   D. Cross-cultural empathy
VII. Develop personal and professional skills
   A. Critical thinking and problem solving
   B. Interpersonal communication
   C. Self-management
   D. Leadership
   E. Community relations
   F. Professionalism
VIII. Self-care & revitalization for career, academic, and personal resilience
   A. Mental health
   B. Physical health
   C. Interpersonal relationships and support
   D. Effective help-seeking behaviors
   E. Work/Life balance for well-being
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: March 26, 2019

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