College Success and Career Guidance

Classes

CG 58 : Math Literacy Success

Explores attitudes, emotions and barriers towards math. Covers learning strategies to enhance math success, including math focused study skills, anxiety reduction techniques, learning styles, and more. Includes strategies for developing motivation and persistence for math class preparation and test taking.

Credits

1

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Develop identity as individuals who can successfully learn math concepts.
  • Identify and employ strategies (i.e. test taking, study schedule, learning styles, etc) to prepare for and succeed in math courses.
  • Recognize impact of attitudinal and emotional responses, motivation, and anxiety to math. 

CG 100 : College Survival and Success

Provides information and techniques for time, money and self-management, including motivation, goal setting, and accepting personal responsibility for college success. Includes developing skills for navigating a culturally diverse learning environment and utilizing college resources and services.

Credits

3

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Use the concepts of accepting personal responsibility and interdependent behaviors to achieve academic and personal goals.
  • Apply effective motivational strategies and goal setting tools to academic and personal life.
  • Communicate and participate responsibly in order to navigate college systems
  • Make informed choices regarding time, money, and self-management.
  • Use college resources and policies to determine and implement academic decisions.
  • Incorporate awareness of diversity and cultural differences to participate fully in college and community.

CG 105 : Scholarships: $$ for College

Provides a systematic approach to researching and applying for scholarships. Topics include: Creating a scholarship portfolio, internet resources, and research strategies. Students will identify skills, accomplishments, values, goals, and life experiences, and learn strategies to translate them into an effective scholarship application. Interviewing tips will be discussed. Panels and guest speakers, including scholarship winners, will share perspectives on the scholarship process.

Credits

2

Students who complete the course will be able to:

  • Identify personal experiences, skills, accomplishments, and life experiences important to presenting a positive picture of themselves in a scholarship application.
  • Learn to quickly and effectively research a large variety of pertinent scholarships, focusing on the Internet.
  • Develop a personal scholarship portfolio, using time effectively to produce scholarship applications.
  • Create a long-term plan for annual scholarship applications, including working consistently to improve each aspect of the three main criteria (academic performance, out-of-school involvement, personal essays) necessary for successful scholarships.
  • Identify and apply for at least three scholarships.
  • Gain the confidence to create successful scholarship applications, and the determination to continue applying each year that they are in school.
  • Understand how the general rules and techniques of creating a high-quality scholarship application can also apply to other aspects of life, including finding, and successfully interviewing for, future employment; as well as preparing quality application for transferring to four-year schools.
  • Appreciate the importance of a “volunteerism” or “community service” personal ethic.

CG 114 : Financial Survival for College Students

Provides basic information and strategies to empower individuals to make positive decisions about funding their education and establishing control over their financial lives, leading to financial independence and reduced life stress. Introduces: funding college, budgeting, wise use of credit, controlling debt, basic financial planning, effective financial decision making, and avoiding financial mistakes and pitfalls. CG 114 and BA 114 are equivalent. Only one may be taken for credit.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

As a result of having participated in this class students will:

  • Implement a financial plan to pay for college while maximizing resources and minimizing borrowing.
  • Maintain short, medium and long-term financial goals while adhering to a spending plan.
  • Make informed financial decisions to avoid unnecessary financial risks and establish a strong credit portfolio.

CG 130 : Today's Careers

Explores a wide range of occupations, and identifies the educational and skill requirements for each. Covers ways of gathering information about specific occupations. Includes perspectives on a variety of careers to further illustrate the realities of the world of work.

Credits

2

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Identify and research occupational information such as outlook, growth, and wages.
  • Utilize information to develop occupational and educational goals.

CG 190 : Intercultural Leadership for Mentors

Explores concepts of cross-cultural leadership and mentorship styles. Assists in the development of leadership and mentorship skills with the intent of supporting college success and retention of self and others. Includes teambuilding, goal-setting, role modeling, public speaking, time management, ethics, diversity, and customer service. Inspires the cultivation of a personal leadership vision and cross-cultural awareness, respect, and understanding.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Must pass a criminal background check if working with middle or high school students.

Upon successful completion students will be able to:

  • Incorporate personal leadership vision and cross cultural awareness when leading or mentoring groups or individuals across a range of diverse environments.
  • Adapt leadership strategies and activities in accordance with needs and goals of participants.
  • Apply workshop facilitation skills and portfolio development in the work environment.