Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Career Exploration
Course: CPD102AB

First Term: 2010 Fall
Lecture   2 Credit(s)   2 Period(s)   2 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Designed to assist students make informed career decisions. Focuses on current occupational trends and outlook. Explores career-related interests, values, needs, preferences, skills, and strengths with the use of various assessments. Aids in the development of individualized educational/career goals and action plan.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Explain the process of career and educational planning. (I)
2. Understand the results of various self-assessments. (II)
3. Use research tools to explore careers and educational options. (III)
4. Analyze current occupational trends, outlook, and self-assessments to identify and compare career options. (IV, V)
5. Design an individualized action plan that includes educational and career goals. (V)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Concepts and Terminology
   A. Career development framework
   B. Career/educational planning
II. Self Assessments
   A. Personal preferences
   B. Self-concept
   C. Interests
   D. Values
   E. Skills and strengths
   F. Life experiences
III. Career Information Resources
   A. Printed materials
   B. Technology
   C. Personal contacts
IV. Career Exploration
   A. Career options
   B. Educational preparation and/or training
   C. Salary ranges
   D. Occupational/educational outlook
   E. Work environment
   F. Related occupations
V. Planning for the Future
   A. Personal evaluation criteria
   B. Decision-making
   C. Personal and professional goals
   D. Action plan
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  2/23/2010

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