Course Summary
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Self-paced (60-90 days)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 Student Success, University Studies, or Understanding College and College Life


The course objective is to prepare students for a higher education experience by teaching them how to navigate higher education norms, develop strategies to optimize their performance in school, and create plans to achieve their academic and professional 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
  • Use proven strategies to advance academic skills
  • Set academic goals and create plans to achieve them
  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to choose the right course 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
  • And set professional goals and create plans to achieve them

General Course 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

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

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