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CPD 110 Transition to College and Career
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Focus on helping students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to successfully examine their own lives, explore and evaluate a wide range of education and career options, and make reasoned and researched goals for their future. Prerequisite or corequisite RDG100. Recommendation: For all new students.

Prerequisites: RDG100

Corequisites: RDG100

Recommendations: For all new students.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Identify and apply various strategies for academic success, including time management and goal setting strategies; teaching and learning styles; organizational and test taking skills; financial literacy skills; strategies for critical and creative thinking; and written and oral interpersonal communication skills. (CSLO III & IV)

2. (Synthesis Level) Utilizing various self-assessment tools, develop the self-awareness necessary to identify who you are, what you want and how you achieve it, in your college, career and life plan. (CSLO I, II, III & IV)

3. (Synthesis Level) Design career and life goals, personal philosophy and values statement. (CSLO III)

4. (Comprehension Level) Explain the processes of career and life planning and the educational preparation and career training necessary to successfully accomplish your career and life goals. (CSLO IV)

5. (Comprehension Level) Discuss current occupational trends and outlooks, explain how occupations are organized into career families and how disciplines may have multiple related career options. (CSLO III)

6. (Application Level) Correlate the results of self-assessments and career inventories to career and life choices. (CSLO III)

7. (Application Level) Identify and utilize available career information resources to construct an individual career and life plan focusing on individual career pathways, including a review of vocational, professional and entrepreneurial options. (CSLO III)

8. (Comprehension Level) Explain the financial implications of your college, career and life plans, focusing on the costs of any given lifestyle, financial costs, psychological costs and costs in terms of commitment to a given career. (CSLO II, III & IV)

9. (Comprehension Level) Identify and develop strategies to overcome barriers to achieving your college and career plans. (CSLO III & IV)

10. (Application Level) Identify realistic short and long-term educational, career, and life goals and detail the support network of college staff, faculty, family, neighbors, friends and others who can help you to achieve your stated goals. (CSLO III & IV)

11. (Application Level) Use information, knowledge, and skills obtain in this course to conduct basic job hunting activities, writing resumes, locating jobs, researching the job, filling out applications, and interviewing for jobs. (CSLO III)

12. (Synthesis Level) Create an e-portfolio to house an individual 10 Year Career and Life Plan; resume; personal values, goals and philosophy statements; self-assessment reflections; and documents demonstrating personal knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for your chosen career and life path. (CSLO III)
Internal/External Standards Accreditation