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Course Descriptions

HCD 89
Study Strategies Lab
.5-1 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LAB
This course will provide non-traditional instructional support for students with disabilities who are enrolled in other college classes. Graded on a credit/no credit basis. This is an open-entry, open-exit class that can be taken for 0.5-1.0 units.
HCD 110
Building Foundations for Success
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course provides success strategies and support services to entry level students. The strategies and support services are threaded through three critical areas that enhance student success: academic skills, personal life management, and educational navigation.
HCD 112
College Survival
.25-1 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Hours: 18 hours LEC
The purpose of this course is to help the entry-level college student develop the confidence, knowledge, and skills necessary to become successful in college. Topics covered in College Survival include campus resources, academic planning, self-esteem and motivation, assertiveness and interpersonal relationships, as well as the principles of time and stress management.
HCD 122
Study Skills
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Hours: 18 hours LEC
This course covers specific study skills strategies. It provides the opportunity to analyze attitudes toward studying, and current study skill habits. Topics include specific learning styles, strategies for time management, goal setting, note-taking, memory improvement, reading skills, and how to prepare for, and take exams.
HCD 132
Career Exploration
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Students learn how to balance career and personal life when making career decisions, become skilled in the use of career information resources, understand the nature of the changing labor market, and when appropriate, acquire job search skills. Topics covered include assessment of values, skills, interests, and personality factors relevant to career and life planning. Student will gain insight into the relationship between career and academic/educational planning. Career assessments may be required.
HCD 299
Experimental Offering in Human/Career Development
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
HCD 310
College Success
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 110 and ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is designed to assist students in obtaining the skills and knowledge necessary to reach their educational objectives. Topics to be covered include: motivation and discipline, memory development, time management, communication skills, career planning, study skills and techniques, question-asking skills and personal issues that face many college students. Campus resources and information competency will also be covered. It is highly recommended for first time college students; however, continuing students also benefit from this course. The course may be offered for specific populations. Career and/or Learning Styles assessments may be required, and a field trip may be required.
HCD 320
Skills for Online Student Success
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
This course is designed to familiarize students with the skills required to succeed in an online course. Students will explore how to use various Internet tools to effectively learn in an online environment. Topics include online course equipment needs; using a word processor to support class assignments; sending email attachments; effective use of discussion groups, email, and synchronous chat sessions; researching on the Internet; evaluating Internet sources; working collaboratively online. This course is graded on a pass/no pass basis.
HCD 340
Job Search Portfolio Development
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
This course is designed to help students create a job search portfolio for their internship or job search and to assist students in developing successful job search strategies. Through assignments, practice interviews and in-class activities, students will create and finalize necessary documents for a job search portfolio and participate in a series of mock interviews.
HCD 346
Career and Workforce Skills
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment and assists students in learning about the world of work. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce, developing workplace skills and competencies. The content of this course covers the orientation materials and meets the orientation requirement for Work Experience 198, 298 and 498 at Cosumnes River College.
HCD 362
Work/Life Management
2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC
This course explores planning for personal work/life management. Includes training in life problem-solving with relationship to personal, educational, and workplace productivity. Topics include exploration of one's own values, interests and abilities; stress reduction, wellness, and leisure; building family and social support; and educational and career management. The course will provide activities which will assist students with decision-making, goal setting, and learning to use tools for dealing with change.
HCD 495
Independent Studies in Human Career Development
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 162 hours LAB
An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.
HCD 499
Experimental Offering in Human/Career Development
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
HCD 1000
Supervised Tutoring
0 Units
Prerequisite: None
Hours: 50 hours LAB
This course offers individualized tutoring designed to assist students to increase their success in college courses. Students may enroll for support of more than one college course per semester. Content will vary depending upon the adjunct course. Attention will be given to essential study skills and utilization of campus learning resources. May be repeated in subsequent semesters.