Course Summary
Credit Type:
40 hours (self-paced)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 College Success or Strategies For Success


The course objective is to provide an introduction to the basic academic, professional, and personal skills needed to be successful in college.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe and implement effective listening, note-taking, memory-retention, and academic research and writing skills, and identify methods for improving these skills
  • Define and evaluate examples of academic integrity versus academic dishonesty
  • Formulate a personal plan for managing stress, monitoring personal health, and increasing personal safety
  • Assess how to successfully balance college coursework with participation in extracurricular activities and social life, and
  • Clarify and state individual educational goals, and formulate specific plans to work toward these goals
  • Design and implement a personal time-management plan
  • Identify preferred learning style
  • Describe and employ strategies for effective reading
  • Describe and employ critical thinking and creative thinking skills
  • Identify and accurately judge the credibility of online material when conducting academic research
  • Describe and use different methods of exam preparation
  • Describe and employ strategies for effectively interacting with instructors and classmates both inside and outside the classroom
  • Explain test anxiety and list strategies for reducing it
  • Identify resources and strategy for managing finances while in college

General Topics:

  • Motivating success
  • Goal setting and time management
  • Career exploration
  • Social interaction and diversity
  • Thinking and analysis
  • Learning styles and strategies
  • Study skills
  • Beyond the classroom
  • Health management
  • Financial management
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials