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DEV-0270-VA01 - Introduction to College & Careers

Synonym: 174484
Location: St. Albans
Credits: 0
Day/Times: Tuesday, 04:00P - 06:00P
Semester Dates: 09-11-2018 to 12-11-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-24-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-05-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Mary Hartman | View Faculty Credentials
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Course Description:

This course provides high school and new students with the opportunity to explore the college experience within the context of their future career goals. Students reflect upon their strengths, interests, values, and goals by focusing on three key questions -- Who am I? What are the habits of effective people? What will I do after high school? -- and learn about the expectations necessary to succeed in academic and professional settings. In addition to the core curriculum, students will complete four or more modules on a variety of topics, such as time management, test taking, personal budgeting and communication skills. This course also provides students with an introduction to online learning, including an overview of the College's portal environment.

Essential Objectives:

1. Engage in self-discovery activities including short versus long-term goal setting, educational and career planning, and personal strengths and values.
2. Practice college and career success skills such as time management and prioritization, and develop strategies for reading textbooks and complex materials, note-taking, test-taking and using informational resources for research.
3. Develop strategies for making educational, career and financial decisions that align with personal goals and values and create a personal budget and money management plan.
4. Use online college resources to locate and request information and participate in an online learning environment.


Readings from ICS Reader Textbook

Lectures and classroom discussions

Individual and/or Small group activities, exercises and discussions

Computer Lab work

Guest Speakers

Supplemental videos

Evaluation Criteria:

Responsibility for learning ultimately lies with student participation both orally and in written work.  It is important to make every effort to attend each class session, participate in discussion/sharing, and complete all assignments.  Assignments are expected to be prepared prior to coming to class each week so that students are able to participate in follow-up discussion, activities, exercises and assessments in class.     Expectations pertaining to particular written assignments will be detailed at the time the assignments are given.

Grading Criteria:

Evaluation and Assessment (Grading Criteria) :

Attendance/Punctuality (20%)

Class Preparation/Related Readings (20%)

Active Participation (20%)

Respectful Engagement (20%)

Assignments/Meeting Deadlines (20%)

Assignment extensions will only be given if the student has made advance arrangements with the instructor for extenuating circumstances such as personal or family emergencies and must be discussed with the CCV advisor as well.


Fall 2018 textbook data will be available on June 4. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Mary Hartman
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Gretchen Dehart

Attendance Policy:

Missing more than 3 classes will result in a failing grade for this course.  If an emergency occurs and an absence is absolutely necessary, it is the student's responsibility to contact CCV at 524-6541or e-mail the instructor at as soon as possible and make the work up within the next class week to be as up-to-date with the class material as possible.  Also, students who are tardy to class or leave early three times will be counted as one absence from class.


Schedule of weekly topics:  (subject to change)

Class #1 9/11/18        Introduction to Academic Success

Class #2 9/18/18       Transition to College Culture/Goal Setting

Class #3 9/25/18        Time Management and Stress Management 

Class #4 10/2/18        Personality and Learning Styles

Class #5 10/9/18        Study Skills, Study Groups and Memory

Class #6  10/16/18     Study Skills: Reading, Note Taking and Test Taking Techniques

Class #7 10/23/18       Accuplacer 

Class #8 10/30/18       Financial Literacy

Class #9 11/6/18         Financial Aid and College Panel    

Class #10 11/13/18      Career/College Search Process  

***No Class 11/20/18

Class #11 11/27/18     Academic and Professional Success Skills for sources of information

Class #12 12/4/18       Research Presentations, Evaluations and Post ICC

 Class #13  12/11/18    Dual Enrollment, Early College, other expanded learning opportunities, and the                                              Admissions Process



Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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