10890123College and Career Readiness
Course Information
Description
This course provides a challenging adventure in learning and self-discovery to help learners prepare for college and/or career.  The learner will develop self-awareness, build relationships, and be empowered to make effective choices in college and career decisions.  A wide variety of skills will be explored that promote success in high school and readiness for post-secondary college and career opportunities. 
Total Credits
3

Course Competencies
  1. Demonstrate skills needed to be active learner in school or work
    Assessment Strategies
    Case Study
    Self Assessment
    Written Product
    Skill Demonstration
    Reflection
    Criteria
    you complete the minimum number of reading logs as determined by your instructor
    you complete a learning styles inventory to self-assess your learning strengths and weaknesses.
    you associate with other learners in small group activities.
    you complete the minimum number of journal entries as determined by your instructor focusing on your learning preferences.

  2. Apply goal-setting strategies
    Assessment Strategies
    Written Product
    Product
    Oral Presentation
    Criteria
    you describe how your priorities are important to your success.
    you describe essential steps to write long and short-term goals.
    you practice writing long and short-term goals.
    you express verbally in small groups your long and short-term goals.

  3. Use problem-solving strategies to be successful
    Assessment Strategies
    Written Product
    Simulation
    Scenario Response
    Criteria
    you follow a problem solving framework to solve a case study.
    you select a minimum of two solutions to change a personal problem.
    you participate in a role play to analyze choices to a problem.
    you solve a given problem with a scenario within a small group.
    you participate in a small group discussion.

  4. Develop a positive mindset
    Assessment Strategies
    Reflection
    Oral Presentation
    Skill Demonstration
    Written Product
    Criteria
    you complete a journal entry reflecting how mindset affects success.
    you complete a case study to revise a negative to a positive mindset.
    you practice using a positive mindset in small groups.

  5. Use verbal communication skills
    Assessment Strategies
    Skill Demonstration
    Simulation
    Role play
    Criteria
    you demonstrate active listening skills in small groups.
    you show interest in others' experiences.
    you practice effective verbal skills through role plays.
    you listen attentively with respect and with an open mind
    you speak clearly
    you use bias-free language

  6. Utilize a career decision-making model
    Assessment Strategies
    Reflection
    Portfolio
    Self Assessment
    Written Product
    Criteria
    you complete activities that focus on your interests, values and skills.
    you create a portfolio that includes information about yourself and the world of work in your chosen occupation.
    you reflect on what your current priorities are in terms of career choices.
    you complete a personal action plan to reach a specific career goal.
    you use college print materials and electronic databases to research career information.

  7. Use basic information and technology
    Assessment Strategies
    Performance
    Skill Demonstration
    Reflection
    Criteria
    you access and search the Internet.
    you locate and evaluate information and its sources.
    you demonstrate basic computer operation.
    you use a word processing program.
    you create, open, save, and print files.
    you create a folder.
    you send and open an e-mail attachment.
    you access and use online course tools.