Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Introduces the range of emerging professional opportunities in the field of aging. Explores and prioritizes potential career pathways. Includes career and labor market research; assessment of passions, interests, experiences and transferable skills; informational interviews, site visits, and networking; career and educational/training goal setting and planning. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).

Credits:
2.00
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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
 
16912 Web 09-Jan-2017 thru 25-Mar-2017
Instructor: Annette R Lansing
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 16912

Course materials

Textbooks

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Proctored exams and activities:

There are no proctored exams and activities.

Other in-person and on-campus activities:

  • Labs: Optional Gerontology Monday Workshops
  • Field Work: Informational Interviews (2)
  • Other: Orientation on First Saturday of the Term

Technology:

There are some assignments which require students to fill out PDF forms using AdobeReader specifically so that none of the fillable features of the form are lost.  AdobeReader is a free software that many people use already.  If a student has difficultiies with this, instructions are available. 

Instructor comments:

Hello! I am Annette Lansing, the instructor for GRN181 Exploring the Field of Aging. This is a Career Management Course and is required for the AAS Degree and most certificates in the Gerontology Program, but it is also suitable for students determining whether a career in aging is right for them. The readings, discussions and assignments guide students through internal self-assessment, as well as external searching (using tools such as job market analysis, informational interviews and site visits), which will help them plan and set goals to pursue their future careers. At the same time, students get an overview of the different emerging and diverse career areas within the aging field and share their discoveries with fellow students. For questions on this class, contact me at annette.lansing@pcc.edu. For information on the Gerontology Program, contact us at 971-722-8254 or ger@pcc.edu. And, visit our website at www.pcc.edu/ger.

**** ORIENTATION: There is an Orientation Workshop on Saturday, January 14, 2017, from 10:00am to 2:00pm on the Sylvania Campus, TCB107. Optionally, a video of that workshop will be available online in D2L the following week. (You get to come to the Orientation -OR- you have to watch the video. In person is more fun and helps get you engaged in the course if you are not use to online learning.)

**** TEXTBOOKS/READING: The required textbook, Managing Your Career in Aging, is available at the Sylvania PCC Bookstore or by PCC mail order. (The same textbook is also used for the other Gerontology Career Management Courses: GRN280A&B and GRN282.) There is an optional textbook: 101+ Careers in Gerontology, Second Edition by C. Joanne Grabinski, also available in the bookstore. All other materials are part of the online course.

**** MONDAY OPEN INVITATION: There are optional in-class meetings for all Gerontology students that you are encouraged to attend on Mondays, from 5 to 7pm on the Sylvania Campus, including the first Monday of the term (Fall, Winter and Spring only -- don't get it confused with the GRN181 Oreientation on Saturday). If you want face-to-face learning, this is your chance. It is a great opportunity to meet with Gerontology instructors as well as other students! See Gerontology Mondays & Course Calendars for details.

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:
Before you take your first online class at PCC, you must complete the start guide for online learning. The start guide will help you decide if online classes are right for you. Once you complete the start guide, you will be eligible to register for online classes. To learn more, go to http://www.pcc.edu/osg