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DEV-0270-VU01 - Introduction to College & Careers

Synonym: 175343
Location: Winooski
Room: CCV Winooski 311
Credits: 0
Day/Times: Wednesday, 04:00P - 06:00P
Semester Dates: 01-23-2019 to 05-01-2019
Last day to drop without a grade: 02-11-2019 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 03-25-2019 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Karin Ames | 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.


This class will include reading and writing assignments, class participation and discussion, small group activities, guest speakers, lectures, research assignments and a final presentation.

Grading Criteria:

Introduction to College and Careers is a Proficient/Not Yet Proficient course at a pre-college level:

Proficient (P): Indicates satisfactory completion of course objectives (C- or better).  To achieve a grade of P, a student must acquire 619 (minimum) of the total available points and demonstrate sufficient skills in all course objectives.

Not Yet Proficient (NP):  Indicates failure to meet course objectives and /or failure to meet grading criteria set for the course.  Students who receive less than 619 total points or do not demonstrate sufficient skills in all course objectives will earn a grade of NP.

Although there is no official college credit assigned for completion of Introduction to College and Careers, the course will reflect the time commitment and work load of a typical 2-credit college course.  In addition, students often receive credit at their high school for completing IC&C.

In addition to the official assigned grade of (P or NP), students will be made aware of the letter grade they would have received based on the grading system described below.

A+ through A- ( 890-797 points): Exceptional achievement of the course objectives will be evidenced by:

  • thoughtful completion of all assignments
  • consistent demonstration of in-depth understanding of the subject matter through active participation in class discussions
  • consistent demonstration of connections made between class discussions/assignments and the practical applications
  • innovative and critical thinking with regard to class content area

B+ through B- (796-708 points):  Above average achievement of the course objectives will be evidenced by:

  • thoughtful completion of all assignments
  • frequent demonstration of in-depth understanding of the subject matter through active participation in class discussions
  • frequent demonstration of connections made between class discussions/assignments and the practical applications
  • critical thinking with regard to class content area

C+ through C- (707-619 points):  Adequate achievement of course objectives will be evidenced by:

  • attempts to thoughtfully complete assignments
  • basic comprehension of subject matter
  • attempts to demonstrate connections made between class discussions/assignments and practical applications

F: Failure to meet course objectives will be evidenced by (less than 619 points):

  • failure to attempt to thoughtfully complete assignments
  • failure to actively participate in class discussions
  • failure to demonstrate basic comprehension of subject matter
  • failure to attempt to make connections between class discussions/assignments and practical applications




Spring 2019 textbook data will be available on December 3. 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: Karin Ames
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Ian Boyd

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.



 Community College of Vermont


Course Name and Number:

DEV-0270-VU01: Introduction to College & Careers

Number of Credits:

Non-credit college course

Day and Time of Class:

 Wednesdays from 4:00pm-6:00pm

Course Dates:

 January 23, 2019 - May 1, 2019


Linda Lawrence, MS

Faculty Contact Information:



Phone 654-0650 (office)
           864-0203 (home)


My job is to help you be successful in this class, so please come see me, email or call me, outside of the classroom if you need to talk about anything at all.  The sooner the better!  Also, remember to email Linda with questions on class content or assigned work.




·         Personality and Learning Styles

·         Career and Work Interests

·         Diversity

·         Communication

·         Financial Literacy

·         Academic and Professional Success Skills

·         Wellness

·         College

·         Community Service and Activism

·         Employment


The above modules provide an outline of resources to bring the course objectives to the classroom.

Methods of Instruction:


Subject areas in this course will be presented using a variety of instructional methods.  Examples of these methods include lectures, guest speakers, videotapes, and small and large group classroom activities.



Attendance Policy:


Why come to class?

In this class, I discuss many strategies to becoming a successful college student.  Part of being successful is going to every class meeting and participating.  I cover a lot of material in each class meeting and missing it can cause you to fall behind.


Regular attendance and active participation is expected of all students, are essential components of a student’s success in college, and are completion requirements for courses at CCV.  Students may not have more than two (2) full absences.  If you have more than two (2) full absences, you will not pass this course.  If you have two (2) half absences, it will be counted as one (1) full absence.  If you are tardy four (4) times, it will be counted as one (1) full absence.


Definitions of Full Absence, Half Absence, and Tardy

Full Absence from Class

10 pts

Missing more than 82 minutes of the class period

3 Full Absences = No Pass

Half Absence from Class

5 pts

Missing between 31 and 81 minutes of the class period

2 Half Absences = 1 Full Absence
6 Half Absences = No Pass


3 pts

Arriving between 15 and 30 minutes late to class, or leaving between 15 and 30 minutes prior to the scheduled end of the class period

4 Tardy = 1 Full Absence

10 Tardy = No Pass


You must contact  Linda if you are going to be absent or late to class.  I am aware that life happens, so please reach out to me so we can discuss each absence or tardy as they happen to help you pass this course.



Grading Policy:


The DEV-0270-VU02: Introduction to College and Careers course is a Pass/Fail course.  As such, students must earn a set amount of points in order to receive a “Passing” grade.  Student who do not meet this threshold will receive a “Failing” grade.  To receive a passing grade (P) in this course, students must earn an overall point amount of 619 or higher, based upon the course requirements outlined below.  Students whose final earned point amount in the course is less than 619 will receive a failing grade (NP).   

Course Requirements and Evaluation Criteria:


A breakdown of the specific point values for all requirements of this course are provided below.

A-    to A+

797-890 pts

89.5 – 100.00 %

B-    to B+

708-796 pts

79.5 – 89.4 %

C-    to C+

619-707 pts

69.5 – 79.4 %



Points Available

Percentage of Grade


130 pts (10 pts possible each class meeting)



330 pts (30 pts possible each assignment)



100 pts (50 pts possible each project)


Final Project/Presentation

330 pts



890 total pts possible


Services for Students with Disabilities:


If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an accommodation, please provide us with an Academic Accommodations Form signed by your ADA Coordinator as early in the semester as possible.  For questions, stop by or call the front desk, 654-0505, and ask to speak with an ADA Coordinator.

Classroom Expectations:


Respect: Be respectful of your instructor and classmates. We want a safe and comfortable environment to share ideas and opinions with each other.


Leaving the Room: This is not high school. You do not need permission to leave the room, but be respectful of when you do leave and how many times.  There will be a scheduled break during each class meeting.


Cell Phones: See Attention Policy


Communication: Try not to talk over one another and avoid side conversations (excessive chatting). Be aware of the importance of body language-in the classroom while sitting in your chair as well as one-on-one conversations.


Late Assignments:

 Part of succeeding in college is learning how to manage your time and to keep up with reading and homework assignments.  it is expected that you will hand in assignments on tim in this course.  You will lose 5 points for each week an assingment is overdue.  Assignments more than 3 classes late will not be accepted.  If you are going to be abesent from class, you may turn in y your assignments by emailing them to Linda as an attachment and must be sent prior to class. If you miss class, if is your reponsibility to contact Linda in order to receive your homework for the next class.




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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