SRJC Course Outlines

9/21/2019 6:57:41 PMDRD 363 Course Outline as of Summer 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DRD 363Title:  INTRO CAREER DEVELOPMENT  
Full Title:  Introduction to Career Development
Last Reviewed:11/23/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Non-Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course addresses career planning and job search techniques, with an emphasis on career interests and values, labor market trends, job seeking and interview skills, and disability management in the work place.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course addresses career planning and job search techniques, with an emphasis on career interests and values, labor market trends, job seeking and interview skills, and disability management in the work place.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.   Assess skills, abilities and interests in relationship to available careers in the current labor market.  
2.   Demonstrate effective job seeking and interview skills.
3.   Discuss disability related limitation(s) and reasonable accommodation in a work setting.
 

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1. Assess personal interests, skills, abilities and values pertaining to employment.
2. Research local labor market trends.
3. Choose careers congruent with values, interests and skills.  
4. Prepare professional applications, resumes and cover letters.
5. Apply effective job seeking and informational interview techniques.
6. Discuss disability related limitation(s) and reasonable accommodation(s)
with employers.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Self-Assessment
   A.  Values
   B.  Skills and Abilities
   C.  Interests
II. Career Search Resources and Strategies
   A.  SRJC Career Center
   B.  Labor market trends
   C.  On-line job search techniques
   D.  Networking
III. Job Seeking Skills
   A.  Applications and resumes
   B.  Requesting letters of recommendation
   C.  Cover letters
IV. Interview Techniques
   A.  Professional image
   B.  Interview Preparation
   C.  Interview Practice
V. Disability in the Workplace
   A.  Perceptions of Disabilities
   B.  Disability Disclosure
   C.  Reasonable Accommodations

Assignments:
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1.  Weekly reading assignments, approximately 10 pages per week.  
2.  Participate in structured group and/or individual activities.
3.  Participate in class discussions.
4.  Assessments of career interests, skills, values and and/or temperament.
5.  Research employers and various occupations in the community.
6.  Complete a comprehensive career exploration project.  
7.  Create a sample script for discussing disability related limitation(s) and reasonable
     accommodation(s) with an employer.
8.  Produce a professional application, resume and cover letter.
9.  Written responses to prospective interview questions.
10. Practice interview exercises.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 40%
Professional application, resume, cover letter; written responses to interview questions
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Group and or individual activities; employer and occupation research; interest and skills inventories; career assessments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Interview practice
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 40%
Attendance and participation; career exploration project; sample script


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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