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DEV-0270-VU02 - Introduction to College & Careers


Synonym: 172497
Location: Winooski
Room: CCV Winooski 305
Credits: 0
Day/Times: Wednesday, 04:00P - 06:00P
Semester Dates: 01-24-2018 to 05-02-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 02-11-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 03-25-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Linda Lawrence | View Faculty Credentials

Open Seats/Section Limit: 9/18 (as of 01-20-18 11:20 PM)

Comments: No class 2/28 & 4/25

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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.

Methods:

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 700 (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 700 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- (1000-900 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- (899-800 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- (799-700 points):  Adequate achievement of course objectives will be evidenced by:

  • thoughtful completion of all assignments
  • frequent demonstration of basic understanding of subject matter through active participation in class discussions
  • demonstration of connections made between class discussions/assignments and the practical applications

D+ through D- (699-600 points): Marginal 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 599 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

 

 

Textbooks:

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.

DEV-0270-VU02 Textbooks.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Linda Lawrence
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Jennifer Garrett-Ostermiller

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.

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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