Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Focuses on reviewing and modifying career and educational/training goals; reassessing the occupational outlook and labor market; building a professional network; formulating mission and vision statements and other branding tools; developing master portfolios and resumes, job specific resumes, websites, brochures, cards, and other job tools; preparing for behavioral job interviews; and creating Degree and Certificate presentations in ePortfolios that assess learning outcomes. Prerequisite: GRN 280B. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).

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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
16917 Web 09-Jan-2017 thru 25-Mar-2017
Instructor: Jan L Abushakrah
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact the department at 971-722-8254 (Office) or 971-722-4077 (Dept Chair) or 971-722-8548 (Fax).

Course details: CRN 16917

Course materials


No textbooks required.

Proctored exams and activities:

There are no proctored exams and activities.

Other in-person and on-campus activities:

There are no other in-person and on-campus activities.


There is no additional technology required for this class.

Instructor comments:

GRN282 the Gerontology Professional Seminar is taken near the end of a student's work on the AAS Degree and/or Certificates. Topics include reviewing and revising career goals and plans; analyzing the labor market, planning a job search, and reviewing internships; building a network and formalizing mission/vision statements; creating Master and Job Specific Resumes; preparing for Job Interviews; planning, creating, and sharing Career and Learning Outcome Assessment ePortfolios; and sharing a Capstone Presentation. The required textbook is Managing Your Career in Aging, which is also used for GRN181 and 280b. Students are encouraged to attend some or all of the Gerontology Monday meetings, particularly the Capstone Seminar on the Monday of Finals Week. See the Gerontology Mondays & Course Calendars for details. Fall Term Gerontology Mondays will be held in TCB107, unless otherwise indicated. The first Monday of the term, January 9th, features the Gerontology Fall Term Orientation, in TCB107, from 5 to 7pm. The Orientation and all other Gerontology Mondays will be video-recorded as well.

This course will be available online from 12 midnight on January 9th. To login to your course in D2L, please go to https://my.pcc.edu and click on the Desire2Learn login link on the left of your MyPCC homepage. You can also access D2L directly through http://online.pcc.edu. Be sure to declare majors for the Degree and all Certificates you are earning! Annette Lansing and Jan Abushakrah co-teach this course. Contact Annette at annette.lansing@pcc.edu. Contact Jan at jabushak@pcc.edu or 971-722-4077 with any advising or graduation questions. Students in this course have access to their ePortfolios and to the Gerontology Program Homeroom in D2L.

Web course information

No show policy
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Web Technical Requirements:
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Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learning:
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