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Revision Date: 23-Aug-18

DEV-0270-VV01 - Introduction to College & Careers

Synonym: 179815
Location: Morrisville
Credits: 0
Day/Times: Tuesday & Thursday, 09:45A - 11:00A & Friday, 12:55P - 01:35P
Semester Dates: 08-28-2018 to 01-11-2019
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-24-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-05-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Krista Bologna | 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.


  • In class lecture, discussion, group work and hands-on activities
  • Videos/Technology
  • Self-Assessment Tools
  • Weekly Moodle discussion 
  • Guest speakers
  • Utilizing "What Color is your Parachute" book 
  • Exploring LUHS & CCV Resources

Evaluation Criteria:

This is a PASS/FAIL course. You will not be receiving an actual grade, but will be evaluated on the following:
  • Participation in class - activities and discussion
  • Attendance
  • Thoughtful participation in weekly Moodle discussion posts
  • Self-driven interest in exploring opportunities after HS
  • Other homework or projects as assigned


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: Krista Bologna

Attendance Policy:

Attendance to this class is important. Any more than six absences will affect your PASS/FAIL status (unless there are extenuating circumstances, we can discuss this if it comes up for you). If you are more than 45 minutes late, it will be considered an absence for that class. 

If there is an issue with weather, or an emergency comes up and class must be cancelled- it will follow the HS cancellation policy. 


Week 1

 August 28 & August 30 - Introductions
                                             What to expect
                                             Communication skills

August 31 - NO SCHOOL - OFF

Week 2

 September 4, 6 & 7 - Introduce textbook
                                       Reliability & accuracy
                                       Parachute activities 

Assignment - Moodle Discussion post
"What Color is your Parachute?" (Parachute) - Chapter 1

Week 3

 September 11, 13 & 14 - Parachute activities
                                             Explore personality
                                             Conflict styles

Assignment - Moodle Discussion post
Parachute - Chapter 2 

Week 4

 September 18, 20 & 21 - Parachute activities
                                              Exploring the ideal work environment
                                              What do employees value?
                                              Extrinsic vs Intrinsic rewards

Assignment - Moodle discussion post
Parachute - Chapter 3

Week 5

 September 25, 27 & 28 - Parachute activities
                                              Exploring job fields

Assignment - Moodle discussion post
Parachute - Chapter 4

Week 6

 October 2, 4 & 5 - Makeup parachute activities as needed
                                  Communication skills

Assignment - Moodle discussion post

Week 7

 October 9, 11 & 12 - Parachute activities

Assignment - Moodle discussion post
Parachute - Chapter 5

Week 8

 October 16 - Makeup any parachute activities/discussion posts

October 18 & 19 - NO SCHOOL - OFF

Week 9

 October 23 - Parachute activities

October 25 - Early Release

October 26 - Skillbuilding
                       Time Management 

Assignment - Moodle discussion post
Parachute - Chapter 6

Week 10

 October 30, November 1 & 2 - Parachute activities
                                                        Goal setting

Assignment - Moodle discussion post
Parachute - Chapter 7

Week 11

 November 6, 8 - Social media presence
                               Parachute activities
                               Writing professionally

November 9 - NO SCHOOL - OFF

Assignment - Moodle discussion post
Parachute - Chapter 8

Week 12

 November 13, 15 & 16 - Parachute activities
                                             Job searches
                                             Exploring resources
                                             Cover Letters

Assignment - Moodle discussion post
Parachute - Chapter 9

Week 13

 November 20 - Wellness & Mental Health

November 22 & 23 - NO SCHOOL - OFF

Week 14

 November 27, 29 & 30 - Parachute activities

Assignment - Moodle discussion post
Parachute - Chapter 10

Week 15

 December 4 - Panel Discussion

December 6 - Early Release 

December 7 - Diversity

Assignment - Moodle discussion post

Week 16

 December 11, 13 & 14 - Parachute activities
                                             Career trends in the 21st century

Assignment - Moodle discussion post
Parachute - Chapter 11

Week 17

 December 18, 20 & 21 - Parachute activities
                                             Finding purpose

Assignment - Moodle discussion post
Parachute - Chapter 12

Week 18

 January 3 & 4 - Final parachute activities

Assignment - Final Moodle discussion post

Week 19

 January 9 & 11 - Wrap up

NOTE: Syllabus items may be added, shifted or changed due to the nature of the course. Student interests will help to drive the focus of the course, allow for flexibility.

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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