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Career, College, and Life Success

Course Descriptions

CCLS 100: Steps to Success

Credits: Maximum of 2.0 possible

Students, new and continuing, receive an orientation to success strategies and campus resources, with assignments that help pave the way to that success. Discuss learning styles, instructors' expectations, time management, introduction to eLearning tools, and more. S/U grade only.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Navigate college resources, advising, and college support systems.
  2. Describe the College-Wide Abilities and their importance to student success.
  3. Identify strengths and barriers to success, using self-assessment techniques, and target areas for further development.
  4. Develop goals and design an action plan for continued educational success.
  5. Assess learning style preference(s) and identify strategies that maximize personal learning styles.
  6. Utilize college technology to access student data, class information, communication systems, instruction, and instructional support.

CCLS 105: Choosing A Major/Career

Credits: Maximum of 2.0 possible

Identify and examine your motivators, dependable strengths, experiences, skills, personality, values, and needs that affect choosing a major and/or making career and life decisions. Discover your best fit career options and design an action plan. S/U grade only.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Inventory relevant experiences, transferable and job-specific skills, interests, motivators, values, resilience, and strengths and describe how these contribute to college major and career choices.
  2. Navigate and utilize on-campus departments, contacts, and processes, and online and community resources, to research college major and career descriptions, requirements, and occupational outlook.
  3. Compare and describe self-assessment with college major and career research to determine compatible, realistic career paths.
  4. Design an action plan integrating self-knowledge and research to progress toward current and future educational and career goals.

COPSY 118: The Personality Effect

Credits: Maximum of 4.0 possible

Discover the effects of your personality type on leadership, inspiration, and success in career, teamwork, and personal relationships. Learn about your strengths and areas for growth, and increase your understanding of other people. S/U grade only.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Assess personality type preference using Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality inventory and self-evaluation.
  2. Describe basic personality type theory and application and identify characteristics of the 16 MBTI personality types.
  3. Select and apply appropriate type language to communicate with different personality types.
  4. Analyze personality strengths and areas for improvement.

COPSY 123: Increasing Happiness

Credits: Maximum of 4.0 possible

Apply theory, research, and practical techniques from positive psychology and the counseling and cognitive psychology fields to learn how to increase happiness and satisfaction with life, career, relationships. S/U grade only.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Assess mood and life satisfaction using self assessment techniques.
  2. Describe basic theory underlying positive psychology and cognitive psychology application.
  3. Identify and describe characteristics of happiness and unhappiness.
  4. Demonstrate use of techniques that enhance positive emotions and life satisfaction.

COPSY 155: Special Topics: Counseling Psychology

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

Explore issues from counseling psychology related to personal, interpersonal, and professional growth. Topics might include self-actualization, assertiveness, self-esteem, work relationships, life satisfaction, and love. S/U grade only.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate learning objectives as determined by the supervising instructor.