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SEM 105 - College Seminar

Credits: 2
2 Lecture Hours

In this course, students explore academic strategies, culture, resources and expectations. Topics include career planning and graduation requirements. Students discover and use current college tools and services as the foundation for creating individualized academic, career and resource plans.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Apply independent learning strategies required for success in academic courses at the college level.
  2. Describe the major characteristics of college culture, expectations, and procedures.
  3. Utilize effective communication skills in order to interact respectfully and productively in a diverse learning environment.
  4. Identify interests and resources related to career options through the development of a career plan.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of academic terminology and timing through the development of an academic plan.  
  6. Apply problem-solving strategies to manage issues that impact school performance through the creation of a resource plan.
  7. Demonstrate information literacy using appropriate technological tools and resources necessary for academic success.
Listed Topics
  1. College classroom expectations
  2. Academic terminology
  3. Policies and procedures as outlined in the CCAC Student Handbook
  4. Communication in a diverse setting
  5. Awareness of cultural differences
  6. Alignment of career interests to academic programs
  7. Career exploration and online tools
  8. Transfer programs and articulation agreements
  9. Program requirements
  10. Financial literacy
  11. Time management
  12. Study strategies
  13. Active learning techniques
  14. Goal-setting
  15. Student development resources (career services, advising & registration, financial aid, transfer & personal counseling, supportive services, campus cupboard, etc.) 
  16. Document sharing
  17. Blackboard and MyCCAC portal
  18. Academic email use and etiquette

Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Technological Competence
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 09/26/2019

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