Aug 21, 2019
SAC 250 - Career Exploration
How to plan, establish, change a career. The process of deciding on a career and implementing career goals, assessment of values, interests and skills plus their relationship to occupations. Analysis of the labor market needs, identification of employers and sources of occupation information, the means of securing employment through proposals, resumes, applications and job interviews. Supportive small group atmosphere. Class activities include discussion, speakers, testing, and individual counseling within career development theory.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of the concepts of Career Development Theory and a model of career development.
- Incorporate Career Development Theory with needs theory and occupational information.
- Understand how the development of effective attitudes and competencies enables you to take charge of your career and life.
- Know how the career/life decision-making model can be used to make realistic career choices.
- Have translated career needs and wants you have identified into goals and objectives.
- Have identified those career alternatives best suited to your unique personal attributes.
- Understand how to effectively explore the occupational world and how to obtain information needed for informed career decision-making.
- Have made a tentative or definite career choice through a careful assessment of your list of career alternatives.
- Have developed objectives appropriate to your career choice and translated those into achievable action plans. Specific to this will be short and long-term academic plans.
- Have developed and submitted for review a Skills Portfolio reflecting SCANS standards and consistent Career Development skills theory.
- Develop and maintain a Resume reflective of at least two of the three generally acceptable styles.
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