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Revision Date: 29-Aug-19

DEV-0270-VR01 - Introduction to College & Careers

Synonym: 190953
Location: Rutland
Credits: 0
Day/Times: Tuesday, 02:30P - 04:30P
Semester Dates: 09-24-2019 to 12-17-2019
Last day to drop without a grade: 10-10-2019 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-13-2019 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Monda Kelley | View Faculty Credentials
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration

Comments: for Otter Valley Union High School students only

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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.

Grading Criteria:

A pass/no pass grade will be assessed for this course.

Grading will be based on the following expectations and criteria:


Class participation


Daily reading from text

1 essay – 500 words

1 Final exam

1 Project outline/Oral presentation

Online presence

Grading Criteria:

Class participation: 10 points

You are expected to be in class every day on time. Since class time is very limited this year, not only is it expected for you to be in every class, but it is also imperative that you participate and become part of the class.

Reading from text/in class worksheets/homework: 40 points:

You are expected to complete all reading assignments. You are expected to complete in class assignments and worksheets, and homework as assigned. Your online presence on Canvas is also expected and will be assessed as part of your grade.

Project outline: 5 points:

Your project outline will be handed out in the beginning of the first class. You can create any project to present in the final class. It can consist of Google Slides, a jeopardy game, a game of Kahoot, a creation of your own design:

Essay: Total points: 20- Your essay will be based on one of the prompts from the Common Application. Your essay will be typed 400 – 600 words in length, it will be double spaced and you will use 14pt font.

Rough Draft: 5 points: Rough Draft does not have to be typed.

Final Draft: 15 points: See criteria above

Final exam: 5 points:

Final Project: 5 points: Due day of presentation as part of presentation:

Final Presentation: 10 points: You will present to the entire class your final project and presentation for a minimum of 7 minutes:


Fall 2019 textbook data will be available on May 13. 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.

DEV-0270-VR01 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: Monda Kelley
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Virginia Gellman

Attendance Policy:

Attendance Policy: Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential components of a student's success in college and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. Please be aware that missing more than three (3) classes will result in a non-satisfactory grade. A pattern of late arrival or early departure will constitute absence at the instructor's discretion.


Course syllabus - ICC - Fall 2019

Course Title: Introduction to College and Careers

Dates: September 24, 2019 – December 17, 2019

Time/Day: Tuesday 2:30 – 4:00

Instructor: Monda Kelley


Cell: (802) 770-8160

Course Syllabus – Fall 2019

Tuesday, September 24




Canvas introduction


Goal setting/Problem solving/creating a habit

Communication styles


1. Choose a topic for your essay and follow the outlined essay criteria:

2. Decide what your final project is going to be about: College? Career? Begin formulating a plan and start working on appropriate college outline.

3. Read: from How to Think Like Leonardo DaVinci, p 9-12 complete exercises on pages 11-12

Read and be prepared to share in class:

Returning to What’s Natural p 7- 8

How to Be Happier: Know Yourself, Harder than It Sounds p 19 -20

Tuesday, October 1

The differences between high school and college

Creating a habit


1. Create a habit for the summer. It doesn’t have to be an academic habit, but it has to be a GOOD habit!

2. Identify your best study skill and the ones you need to work on improving

Read and be prepared to share in class:

The First to Go! p 23-24

You Are College Material p 25-31

Six Ways College Differs from High School p 155-162

Choices of Successful Students p 163

Tuesday, October 8

Study Skills Assessment

College life 101


1. Student exercise p 60-61

2. Brainstorm list of possibilities for college essay topics

Read and be prepared to discuss in class.

A Call to Action p. 46-53

The importance of Career Exploration, Decision Making and Goal Setting p 54-61

Don’t Follow Your Passion p 69-71

Tuesday, October 15 – ONLINE Course


Identifying your personality type

Career Exploration/mynextmove/bls

College exploration/net price/college scorecard

Tuesday, October 22

Essay rough draft is due

Diversity Activity

Livable wage


Project outline


Read and be prepared to discuss in class:

The Simple Truth about Gender Pay Gap p 74-76

GMP’s Mary Powell on List of World-Changing Women p 77-78

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack p 88-93

Tuesday, October 29

Time management


Reading the textbook


Work on project

Work on essay


From a Mind of Numbers p 144-147

Avoiding the Big “P” and Practicing Effective Time-Management p 166-175

Tuesday, November 5

Financial literacy – Claim your Future

The interview -


Work on essay

Work on project and presentation


Welcome to the Economy of Me p 117-131

When Home Is a Campus Parking Lot p 132-136

How to Save Money the DYI Way on College p 137-138

Tuesday, November 12

Mid- year exam

Rough Draft essay due

Project outline due

Tuesday, November19

Guest Speaker – College panel

Tuesday, November 26

Guest Speaker- Interviewing strategies

Tuesday, December 3

Guest Speaker – financial literacy

Project presentation expectations

Tuesday, December 10

Project presentations

Post Survey

Tuesday, December 17

Project presentations

Post Survey

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.

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