Catalog 2019-20

Human/Career Development

Human/Career Development (HCD) Courses

HCD 89 Study Strategies Lab

Units: 0.5 - 1

Hours: 27 - 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

identify and utilize pertinent learning strategy skills from the following areas (research methods; textbook reading strategies; note taking strategies; organization of written assignments; editing and proofing of papers; test preparation and test-taking strategies; and time management.) (SLO #1)

HCD 110 Building Foundations for Success

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Learn beginning level student success strategies (SLO #1)

HCD 112 College Survival

Units: 0.25 - 1

Hours: 4.5 - 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Demonstrate skills in the application of the universal tools utilized by all successful learners (SLO #1).

HCD 122 Study Skills

Units: 1

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO: Understand the skills, attitudes and abilities needed to be an informed and successful college student.

HCD 132 Career Exploration

Units: 1

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Analyze principles of decision making (SLO1).

HCD 310 College Success

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGRD 110 and ENGWR 101

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEVELOP SELF DISCOVERY AND UNDERSTANDING (SLO #1)

HCD 320 Skills for Online Student Success

Units: 1

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

USE THE COLLEGE'S LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS). (SLO #1)

HCD 340 Job Search Portfolio Development

Units: 1

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEVELOP EFFECTIVE JOB SEARCH MARKETING TOOLS AND EVALUATION SKILLS BY ANALYZING VARIOUS JOB SEARCH APPROACHES.

HCD 346 Career and Workforce Skills

Units: 1

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION OF PROFESSIONAL WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR.(SLO 1)

HCD 362 Work/Life Management

Units: 2

Hours: 36 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: DEVELOP ANALYTICAL AND DECISION-MAKING SKILLS TO EVALUATE PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES AND FUTURE POSSIBILITIES.

HCD 495 Independent Studies in Human Career Development

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).

HCD 1000 Supervised Tutoring

Prerequisite: None.

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Provide a method of instruction which involves a student tutor and assists one or more students who need special supplemental instruction in the subject or skill.

Human/Career Development courses are designed to assist students with recognizing their full potential through developing self awareness, educational management and lifelong independent career planning skills. Instruction includes obtaining skills necessary to succeed in college and make positive and productive work/life decisions.