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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
College Orientation and Personal Growth
Course: CPD150AA

First Term: 2021 Fall
Lecture   1.0 Credit(s)   1.0 Period(s)   1.0 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Emphasis on increasing student success through college orientation, identification of learning style and the use of time management, goal-setting, and interpersonal communication strategies.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Identify and describe campus student support resources. (I)
2. Identify and apply time-management strategies. (II)
3. Utilize effective listening techniques. (II)
4. Apply effective notetaking from lectures and textbooks. (II)
5. Identify and apply goal-setting strategies. (III)
6. Utilize effective cognitive mapping techniques to reduce information. (III)
7. Utilize effective charting techniques to reduce information. (III)
8. Utilize effective summarizing techniques to reduce information. (III)
9. Identify preferred learning style and describe it`s relationship to teaching and learning strategies. (IV)
10. Utilize a logical and systematic method for effective textbook reading and studying. (IV)
11. Utilize effective steps for previewing, understanding, and recalling material to be learned. (IV)
12. Identify and utilize interpersonal communication skills. (V)
13. Manage effective physical study environments. (V)
14. Organize effective study time and material. (V)
15. Select appropriate test-taking techniques. (V)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Campus student support resources
         A. Student services
         B. Academic support services
II. Time management
         A. Analyzing present use of time
         B. Prioritizing
         C. Scheduling
         D. Calendars
III. Goal setting
         A. Identify motivators
         B. Values clarification
         C. Design short and long-term goals
IV. Learning style
         A. Assess learning style
         B. Teaching styles
         C. Learning strategies
V. Interpersonal communication
         A. Verbal and non-verbal
         B. Active listening
         C. Assertive communication
         D. Conflict resolution
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 5/27/1997

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