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  Career Exploration Courses

Capstone courses involve experiential learning such as volunteering and interning with an employer. To make the most of this opportunity read this article: Building Relevant Work Experience.

SLS 1301
Life and Career Development

(3 credits – 3 hours)
A course designed to aid the college student in life and career planning. Areas of opportunity in the employment market, as well as appropriate educational programs in preparing for those employment areas, are discussed. Modern techniques and standardized testing are utilized in assisting the student in personal career and life choices. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunities for exploration and practice in job seeking techniques, resume writing, life and career choices, and interviewing skills. This course meets Associate in Arts requirements.

SLS 1401
Comprehensive Career Exploration

(3 credits – 3 hours)
A course designed to facilitate life and career decision making through a process of developing self-awareness. Students will be involved in activities that encourage examination of personality characteristics, interests, personal and occupational values. Techniques in career research will be explored and practiced. The World of Work will be explored through job search strategies. Opportunities will be provided for exploration of ethical concerns, attitudes, beliefs and abilities as they relate to career and life choices. This course meets Associate in Arts requirements.

HSC 1004
Professions of Caring

(3 credits – 3 hours)
This course explores various nursing and allied health careers and their related programs of study. It includes self-exploration as it relates to personality and career interest, reviewing expectations of degree / certificate programs, learning study skills, test taking strategies, and organization skills unique to learning in health care professions, developing information research skills, developing critical thinking skills, and orienting to the technology of nursing and allied health careers and on-line environments of nursing and allied health classes and testing. This course meets Associate in Arts requirements and is recommended for admission into Nursing and Allied Health programs.

GEB 2930
Special Topics – Capstone (Business)

(1-4 Credits – 1-4 Capstone)
Prerequisites: Permission of the Dean. This course is designed for students preparing to graduate and transition to employment and/or continuing education. Students will complete development of an online portfolio to include a cover letter, resume, work samples, and completion of an approved culminating project. Additionally, students will complete a job search related to their areas of interest and will apply for jobs prior to graduation.

CGS 2949
Computer Information Technology Capstone

(3 credits – 3 hours)
Prerequisite: Permission from Program Director. This capstone is designed for students in their final semester. Students will be required to demonstrate their knowledge and skills applicable to their degree core competencies and outcomes. The course provides a cooperative work experience opportunity or directed learning activity related to the student’s academic major and career objectives.

HSC 2930
Special Topics-Capstone (Health)

(variable 1-3 Credits – variable 1-3 Hours)
Prerequisites: Permission of the Dean/Director. This course is designed for students preparing to graduate and transition to employment and/or continuing education. Students will complete development of an online portfolio to include a cover letter, resume, work samples, and completion of an approved culminating project or internship. Additionally, students will complete a job search related to their areas of interest and will apply for jobs prior to graduation.

OST1581
Professional Development in the Work Environment

(3 Credits – 3 Hours)
This course is designed to provide techniques for the development of people skills essential for job success. Topics include developing a professional image, ethics, time management, human relations and communications skills, organizational dynamics, employability skills, conflict management skills, and money management.

For course availability see the course schedule.



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