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Effective Term:
Summer 2014 through Summer 2016
Course Number:
CG 140C
Course Title:
Career and Life Planning
Credit Hours:
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Course Description

This course provides students with the tools needed to make informed career decisions. Students will assess skills, values, interests, and personality toward making a career decision. The course provides instruction on how to research career information, gain access to information materials, and methods of exploring careers. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Identify personal characteristics that relate to appropriate life choices pertaining to work, leisure, and education.
  2. Conduct basic career research using the internet and/or the Career Center resources.
  3. Set goals using self knowledge and gathered information

Course Activities and Design

Flexible dependent on needs of student population and preferred teaching style of instructor.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will demonstrate these learning outcomes by these tasks conducted individually and in cooperation with other students.

  1. Student participation demonstrating knowledge of subject matter.
  2. Demonstrate research skills using both printed and electronic career information.
  3. Develop a written plan of action to further define career goals.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Competencies and Skills
The following list indicates the skills students will develop by doing assignments and participating in class:

  1. Increase self awareness as it relates to values, interests, skills and personality.
  2. Use critical thinking skills to effectively analyze and synthesize career research to make an informed career decision.
  3. Research occupational/career information using various methods (informational interviews, career resource center, internet).
  4. Problem-solve and make decisions regarding career choices.

Concepts, themes, Issues
The contextualized networks of meaning students must understand in order to demonstrate the performance tasks and achieve the outcomes.

  1. Career Development Theories
  2. Values Clarification
  3. Interests
  4. Skills/Abilities (transferable, adaptive, task specific)
  5. Personality traits
  6. Career Information
  7. Decision-making/goal setting