Course Summary
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This is a self-paced course. Students have 60 days to complete the coursework
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 College Readiness and Preparation


The course objective is to prepare students for an excellent higher education experience. By completing this course, students will become oriented to the experience of higher education, develop strategies to perform their best while in school, and create plans to achieve academic and career goals.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize unethical behavior in higher education and avoid plagiarism and cheating
  • Use proven strategies to optimize effectiveness and efficiency as a learner
  • Practice fundamental self-care that is required for academic life
  • Set academic goals and create plans to achieve them
  • Choose the right course for your needs and interpret the course syllabus to understand success criteria
  • Interact with instructors and peers in a manner that is respectful and constructive to the learning experience
  • Use proven strategies to advance academic skills
  • Set professional goals and create plans to achieve them

General Topics:

  • Course registration
  • Using a syllabus
  • Interacting with your instructor and peers
  • Diversity in higher education
  • Group projects
  • Plagiarism and cheating
  • Learning styles in higher education
  • Time management
  • Prioritizing and planning
  • Technology in higher education
  • Physical and mental wellness for students
  • Managing your finances in higher education
  • Higher education classroom experience
  • Classroom lectures and discussions
  • Role of reading and writing in higher education
  • Choosing a major and minor
  • Maintaining the grades you need and want
  • Planning your career path
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Computer Based Training
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

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