Course Summary
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The course is self-paced, and many learners complete it in 4-8 weeks.
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Career Development


The course objective is to introduce learners to 10 key employability skills that will help them navigate the world of work and the uncertainties it can bring. Data shows that applying these 10 skills is vital to career growth and professional success. In this course, learners will learn how to assess, define, and amplify the 10 skills throughout their life and career, while exploring the job search process, discovering what it takes to prepare for an interview, and establishing a powerful presence to strengthen their professional and personal success.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the essential skills that employers are looking for and are required in any role to be successful
  • Explain the process of selecting and applying to a job
  • Identify how to achieve your goals by solving problems in both professional and personal contexts
  • Use your initiative skill to identify new goals and opportunities in both professional and personal contexts
  • Identify how technology can help future-proof your career
  • Develop your self and social awareness skill to become a stronger coworker and team member
  • Recognize how your agility skill can help you anticipate and navigate changes in your studies, career, and life
  • Determine strategies to connect with your peers and colleagues in a more meaningful way
  • Use your communication skill to convey your own ideas and work more effectively with others
  • Effectively communicate your relevant skills and experience during a job interview
  • Discover how to use your innovation skill to think creatively and take action when met with challenges and obstacles
  • Explore how productivity skills can help you perform optimally in your personal and professional life
  • Examine how proficiency in employability skills can positively impact your career

General Topics:

  • 10 Employability Skills
  • Developing Self and Social Awareness
  • Career Choices in a Changing World
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Being Agile in the Workplace
  • Adapting to Change
  • Job Hunting
  • Job Description Analysis
  • Employer Needs
  • Building Relationships in the Workplace
  • Improving Productivity through Teamwork
  • Conflict Resolution: When the Going Gets Tough
  • Embracing Diversity in the Workplace
  • Informal and Formal Communication
  • Networking
  • Resumes and Cover Letters
  • Types of Interviews
  • Research and Preparation for Interview
  • Identifying and Solving Problems
  • An Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Making Time for Innovation
  • Achieving Results Through Initiative
  • Establishing SMART Goals
  • Productivity Strategies
  • Effective Time Management
  • Professional Software Tools and Specialized Technology
  • The Career Outlook
  • Launching Your Career
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

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