Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
S1 - 118581534, S2 - 118581545
4 weeks (120 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 career development


The course objective is to discover and develop the necessary skills to engage in life and career planning; focus on self-assessment, occupational exploration, and decision-making; discuss the conditions that impact career development and create a strategic career plan.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize key skills that employers are looking for in an employee, and determine what careers are interesting and fit each individual's skills, interests and abilities
  • Discuss positive and negative attitudes, enthusiasm and how to overcome failures
  • Examine what is necessary to be a flexible, adaptable employee
  • Identify the strengths, weaknesses, and importance of teamwork
  • Discover how to network and benefit from connecting with colleagues and professional peers
  • Explore how to problem solve and act in critical situations
  • Identify how to act professionally
  • Analyze strategic thinking and goal setting
  • Recognize the importance of ethics, honesty in the workplace, and teamwork
  • Discuss self-confidence and how to improve low self-esteem and boost confidence
  • Examine criticism and learn how to accept and learn from both praise and critique
  • Reflect on personal strengths and weaknesses with time management, as well as learn techniques to manage time more effectively
  • Examine flexibility and adaptability for employers, employees, and yourself
  • Discover the causes of stress and high-pressure situations and how to handle them
  • Recognize perseverance and study examples of those who have moved forward after making mistakes
  • Discuss the value of setting goals, and determine some long-term, short-term, and SMART goals to achieve

General Topics:

  • Preparing to be professional
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Teamwork
  • Networking and professionalism
  • Decision making and problem solving
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Laboratory
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Examinations
  • Other
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers
  • (Scenarios, discussions)

Minimum Passing Score:

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