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Human/Career Development (HCD)

Courses

The following Human/Career Development courses are offered:

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
* UC limitation, see counselor
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 315

Freshman Seminar    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to UC*/CSU
* UC limitation, see counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is designed to assist students in their first year of college. Topics include critical and independent thinking, connecting with campus academic support services and resources, educational planning and exploration of academic and career paths, campus diversity and multiculturalism, information literacy, and enhancing academic and personal development skills needed to reach educational and life goals.

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 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: 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: 54-162 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 6/01/16

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