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Courses

The following Human/Career Development courses are offered:

HCD 81     Diagnostic Assessment    .5 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 10 hours LEC  
This course is designed to gather assessment data and evaluate eligibility for learning disability services using guidelines mandated by the California Community Colleges system.   One-to-one assessment with a Learning Disabilities Specialist/Psychologist will help evaluate learning strengths, areas of concern and learning styles with a goal toward establishing appropriate educational objectives and improved academic performance. Initial and follow-up instruction strengthens the students understanding of test results and applications.  This course will be graded on a pass/no pass basis and may be taken one time for credit.

HCD 111     College Discovery Program    1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC  
This course is designed to introduce the student to college programs, services, policies and procedures. Topics covered include general education, major selection, e-services tutorial, class scheduling techniques and campus resources. 

HCD 123     Study Strategies and Techniques    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course is designed for student with learning challenges who want to improve their academic skills and learn specific study skills and strategies. Students will have an opportunity to develop and improve techniques for textbook reading, note taking, and test taking. They will learn strategies for time management, memory improvement, and test preparation, as well as critical thinking and organization in written expression. In addition, they will be able to discover their own learning styles and choose individually tailored, appropriate combinations of study strategies and techniques. The course includes familiarization with relevant campus resources as well as the Internet and off-campus information resources. This course is not transferable to UC/CSU. This course is open to all students but is designed and particularity helpful for students with learning problems and a variety of disabilities. 

HCD 310     College Success    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This comprehensive course is designed to assist students in obtaining the skills and knowledge necessary to reach their educational objectives. Topics include:  motivation and discipline, memory development, time management, communication skills, career planning, transfer options, study skills, and personal issues commonly reported by college students. The course is recommended for new students and others who can benefit.   

HCD 318     Transfer:  Making It Happen    2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 110 and ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC  
This course provides a comprehensive study of the university transfer process as it relates to community college students. Topics include an overview of higher education, transfer admission requirements, college research, major selection, transfer resources, student support services, transitional issues, and the college application process.  Field trips may be required. 

HCD 330     Life and Career Planning    1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC  
This course is a comprehensive approach to life and career planning based on extensive measurement of aptitude, interests, personality type, values, and skills. Personal and career goals will be formulated using career research and decision making strategies.  Course topics will include changing career trends and job search techniques. Supplementary items include the textbook “Career Fitness Program: Exercising Your Options, 10th Edition by Sukiennik, D., Bendat, W., & Raufman, L. as well as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory. 

HCD 335     Career Development    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This comprehensive course explores the issues and tasks related to personal and career development over the course of one’s life. Applying psychological, sociological, and   physiological principles, students will utilize the career planning process to begin to prepare effectively for work in the 21st century. Topics include assessment of interests, skills, and values, transferable skills, career exploration, and career decision-making theory. Job search preparation includes development of a resume, cover letter, and interviewing skills. Emphasis is placed on assisting new and re-entry students by helping create and integrate career and life planning goals.  
 
HCD 375     Service Learning Volunteer Fieldwork    1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB
This course is intended as an opportunity for students to contribute to their community by volunteering with agencies and organizations that provide services to others. Students will learn life and career skills in the process of performing fieldwork off campus, and will have an opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills gained in college while assisting others in their community. This course is created as a “Pass/No Pass” class only.

HCD 495     Independent Studies in Human/Career Development
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 

HCD 499     Experimental Offering in Human/Career Development
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
 
HCD 1000     Supervised Tutoring    0 Units
Prerequisite: None
Hours:  50 hours LAB 
This course offers individualized tutoring designed to assist students to increase their success in college courses. Students may enroll for support of more than one college course per semester. Content will vary depending upon the adjunct course. Attention will be given to essential study skills and utilization of campus learning resources. May be repeated in subsequent semesters. 

Updated 6/12/14

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