Course Description

This course will help students to become oriented to the college environment by learning how to navigate college systems and support and understand the college culture.

Course Outline

1.  Personal Responsibility and Navigating College Systems and Support

     -Personal Responsibility and Time Management

    -Academic Integrity and Student Code of Conduct

    -Critical Thinking & Decision Making

2.  Self Discovery and Career Exploration


    -Researching and Evaluating Your Career

3.  Decisions:  Career, Major/Program, Company

    -Strategies for Choosing a Career and Major

    -Career Goal Implementation

    -College and Company Culture


4.  Course Planning and Articulation Agreements

5.  Paying for College and Financial Literacy

    -The Cost of College

    -Ways to Pay for College

    -Personal Budgeting

6.  Transitioning to the University or to Your Career




Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1.  Identify student support and resources available to them

2.  Understand what it takes to be successful in the college environment



Method of instruction:  lecture, discussion boards, application exercises, assignments

Method of evaluation:  completion of exercises/assignments, class participation, quizzes and final exam

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