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Human Development 5
Career and Life Planning

1 unit; 1 hour lecture
Recommended Preparation:  English 84 or
ESL 52C and English A or English A-X
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides an introduction to career and life planning, including an exploration of core values, skills, personality traits, life stages and experiences.  Students will develop a career and life plan by applying career planning techniques and decision-making strategies.  Emphasis will be placed on awareness of psychological, sociological, and physiological factors related to  career and life satisfaction.

Human Development 8
Orientation to College and Educational Planning

1 unit; 1 hour lecture
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides students with the information, skills, and resources necessary for successful educational experiences. Students will become aware of their responsibilities as students in a diverse college setting, develop an understanding of their individual learning styles, create realistic and obtainable educational and career goals, develop skills in managing time to achieve goals, and learn how to create a support network using college resources and services.

Human Development 10
Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation:  English 84 or
ESL 52C or English A or English A-X
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course provides an exploration of cognitive, psychological, social and physical factors influencing success in college and in life.  Topics include personal responsibility, critical thinking, motivations, self-efficacy, self-awareness, lifelong learning, self-management, health and wellness, interpersonal communication in a diverse world, and educational planning.

Human Development 12
Strategies for Success in the Workplace

1 unit; 1 hour lecture
Credit, not degree applicable

This course will provide students with the knowledge, skills and personal/interpersonal awareness necessary for success in the workplace.  Students will learn resume writing and interviewing skills, workplace roles and responsibilities, strategies for effective time management and effective workplace communication.  Emphasis will be placed on identifying professional behaviors and values for success in the workplace.

Human Development 20
Navigating the Transfer Process

1 unit; 1 hour lecture
Credit, not degree applicable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Transfer CSU

This course introduces students to the process of transferring to a university. Students will be provided with information necessary to evaluate educational and career goals, compare universities, and review university admissions and major preparation requirements.  Emphasis will be placed on the development of educational plans, financial aid opportunities, and available programs and services at universities.

Note: Letter grade or P/NP option.

 

Human Development 115
Career Development Across the Lifespan

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation:  English 84 or
ESL 52B or English A or ESL 53C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU,

This course offers a comprehensive approach to career development across the lifespan. Theories of career and life development provide a framework for understanding vocational choice, work satisfaction, and career transition. Psychological and sociological factors influencing education, career and personal decision-making, career assessment tools for identifying college majors and careers, as well as the knowledge, skills and personal qualities necessary for success in a diverse workplace will be discussed. The course also reviews changing global environments, labor market trends, career research, and job search strategies.

 

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 Last Published 7/10/14