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 Course Title:   Career Exploration

 Title Abbreviation:   CAREER EXPLORATION

 Department:    CSS

 Course #:    107

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2

 CIP:    370103

 EPC:    898

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Students will look at values, skills, interests, and goals; identify occupational resources; explore the world of work; and develop a plan for action.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
N/A

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify values, interests and skills which relate to career decision making
  2. Utilize various campus and community career resources
  3. Demonstrate their understanding of the world of work through occupational research and informational interviewing
  4. Demonstrate the ability to integrate all career related components through cultural evaluation of information gathered

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. An overview of the world of work and career planning process
  2. Values clarification and career resources
  3. Skill identification
  4. Defining career interests
  5. Goal setting/developing a plan for action
  6. Application of critical thinking skills in evaluating career choice
  7. Defining how road blocks and choice can be influenced by sex, race, ethinicity, and socio-economic status