INDIVIDUAL CAREER PLANNING COURSE
This course will offer students the opportunity to explore a variety of occupational areas through the use of achievement, aptitude and interest tests, career search systems, interviews, and work samples.
Work samples included in this course have been developed from various sources to offer hands on exploration and tryout in occupational areas. The work samples include many of the major areas of studies within the technical college system. These activities will provide the student with essential information to assist them in future career planning.
This course will focus on exploring individual interests, abilities, aptitudes, postsecondary training options, and assisting students with the development of suitable career plans. Individualized instruction with an emphasis on integrating test results with program exploration and work sample exploration is the main instructional approach.
Students will learn how personal values relate to the world of work and how to clarify life and career goals. The student and instructor will discuss the areas of exploration and the individualized student plan.
Students will work in small groups, individually with the instructor, and/or on an independent basis.
Attendance is critical in this class. Students are expected to attend all scheduled class sessions and/or individual appointments.
Hours of student effort and amount of work completed will be converted to a grade. Final letter grades will be determined by the assignment completion and participation.
TEXT AND REFERENCES:
All reference materials required of this class will be distributed by the instructor.