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Revision Date: 23-Jan-18

DEV-0270-VT01 - Introduction to College & Careers

Synonym: 172483
Location: Brattleboro
Credits: 0
Day/Times: Tuesday, 06:00P - 08:30P
Semester Dates: 01-23-2018 to 05-01-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 02-11-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 03-25-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Rhonda Winegarner | View Faculty Credentials
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration

Comments: No class 2/20 and 4/17. Snow day make-up class 5/8.

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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.


  • Small-group and whole-class discussion
  • Mini-lecture, including guest speakers and video presentations
  • Small group and whole class activities
  • Skills application assignments
  • Writing and self-reflection assignments
  • Mid-term and final exams
  • Research project of the student's choosing
  • Extra-credit for pre-approved outside event attendance

Evaluation Criteria:

  • 10% Homework to include journaling
  • 30 % Completion of assignments (3) demonstating application of course skills  
  • 20% Attendance and Participation
  • 10% Mid-term Exam
  • 30% 5-7 Page research paper and oral presentation

Grading Criteria:

Introduction to College and Careers is graded on a Pass/No Pass (P/NP) basis.  

To earn a Passing mark, students must complete final written project and oral presentation; meet attendance requirments; and demonstrate competency in a minimum of 75% of this course's essential objective.

 In order to receive designated high school credit for passing this course, please complete an “Outside Credit” form and file it with your high school registrar. CCV will forward a final transcript to your high school for awarding of high school credit.


Spring 2018 textbook data will be available on December 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: Rhonda Winegarner
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Pam Bullock


''CCV Intro to College & Careers Calendar for Spring 2018 Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. January 23rd, 2018 to May 15th, 2018 ''

During the semester, we will be concentrating on the following four modules:

1) Personality and Learning Styles

  • Students will use tools to investigate and reflect on individual personality and learning styles

  • Engage in activities to understand individual learning preferences and areas to improve, and develop strategies for personal growth

  • Investigate individual personality traits and how these impact interactions with others

  • Identify how to best use this information in career and educational settings


2) Career and Work

  • Students will explore career and work interests and opportunities through a variety of resources, experiences, and class discussions.

  • Develop an understanding of organizational structure and the variety of positions in different work environments

  • Identify interests, skills and values to align personal goals with the opportunities and realities of the 21st Century

  • Discuss entrepreneurship, fluid work environments, and non-traditional career paths

3) College

  • Students will explore a wide range of training and educational opportunities

  • Identify learning options outside the traditional high school environment, such as technical training, dual enrollment, early college, apprenticeship and other expanded learning opportunities

  • Explore a variety of post-secondary options and conduct a search process to include admissions requirements, programs, application, locations, and actual costs with expected long-term return on investment

  • Learn the essential components of financial aid, including FAFSA completion and its relationship to grants, scholarships and loans

4) Employment

  • Students will explore job opportunities and develop the skills needed to gain employment

  • Conduct a job search, using online and print resources, employment agencies and networking  to locate potential employment opportunities

  • Develop a resume with references

  • Complete a job application with required components, such as cover letter, transcript, portfolio, and other relevant documents

  • Discuss employment etiquette such as social media presence, interviewing, and follow-up

Your Final Paper and Class Presentation will be based on your personal exploration and progressive, integrated application of the above modules

Week 1: 1/23/18 –

  •  Ice Breakers and Introductions
  • CCV Portal Log-in

  • CCV Pre-Course Survey

  • Review class “Essential Objectives” and CCV requirements

  • Introduction of course 4 Modules of Concentration

  • Survey of additional topics in which students want to gain greater competency

  • Review of course requirements and timeline
  • Personal Application of Essential Objective
  • Introduction to Final Paper and Classroom Presentations

Week 2: 1/30/18 – Self-Discovery

  • Multiple Intelligence Inventory

  • Learning Style Inventory

  • Quizbox 47 Work Personality and Values Inventory

  • Review of revised course syllabus


Week 3 through Week 7: TBA - Syllabus to be created to maximize results of “additional topics” survey from week 1.  

Week 8: March 20th: Mid-term exam

Week 9 through Week 13: TBA - Syllabus to be created to maximize results of “additional topics” survey from week 1.

Week 12: 3/20/18- 1st Draft of Final Paper is due

Week 14: 5/8/18 - Final Paper is due; In-class Presentations Begin


Week 15: 5/15/18 - In-class Presentation conclude; CCV Post-Course 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.

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

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