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Course Content and Outcomes Guide for CG 130 Effective Fall 2021

Course Number:
CG 130
Course Title:
Today's Careers
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:

Course Description

Explores a wide range of occupations, and identifies the educational and skill requirements for each. Covers ways of gathering information about specific occupations. Includes perspectives on a variety of careers to further illustrate the realities of the world of work. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Identify and research occupational information such as outlook, growth, and wages.
  2. Utilize information to develop occupational and educational goals.
     

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1.   Presentations and reports related to occupational research.

  2.  Develop a written plan of action to guide occupational and/or educational goals.

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Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Skills
1. Identify personal interests and skills to gather information about relevant career fields.
2.  Understand how to access current career information through online and print resources.
3.  Interpret wage and employment outlook information.
4.  Synthesize acquired information to create an action plan for the future career and educations steps.
5.  Conduct informational interviews.
6.  Critical thinking.

7.  Effective written and oral communications.
Concepts, Themes, Issues
The contextualized networks of meaning students must understand in order 
to demonstrate the performance tasks and achieve the outcomes.
1.  Occupational trends

2.  World of work
3.  Process of occupational research

4.  Labor market

5.  Informational interviewing