SRJC Course Outlines

2/20/2018 11:15:33 AMCOUN 162.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2010

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  COUN 162.1Title:  CAREER ASSESSMENT RESRCH  
Full Title:  Career Assessment and Research
Last Reviewed:4/25/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled02 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.00 Contact Total17.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0Total Student Learning Hours: 0 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Overview of the role of assessment and career research in the development of a career plan.  Emphasis is on interest and personality testing, values clarification, skills assessment and career information research skills.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Overview of the role of assessment and career research in the development of a career plan.  Emphasis is on interest and personality testing, values clarification, skills assessment and career information research skills.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
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: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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1.  Assess personal characteristics including skills, values, interests, abilities and personality
    traits as they apply to the career decision making process.
2.  Evaluate information on potential careers by analyzing current career literature and
      web resources.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Describe how personal values affect their lifestyle and career choice.
2.  Analyze career interest inventories as a resource for making career decisions.
3.  Analyze the relationship between personality preferences and work environments
4.  Identify specific skills from past experience, school or work that could apply to a  
      career path.
5.  Evaluate literature and web resources to develop an occupation or career path
     for market trends, personal values and skills compatibility.

Topics and Scope
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A.  Self Assessment      
   1. Factors influencing career development over the lifespan
    2. Influence of personal beliefs, social and cultural conditioning as well as economic and
        workplace trends on career choice
   3. Values as they relate to career choice
   4. Influences on individual values, (family, culture, religion)
   5. Personal values and philosophies assessment       
    6. Interest inventories, evaluation and interpretation
   7. Personality assessment
   8. Skills assessment
 
B.  Occupational Information
   1. Introduction to career resources
   2. Evaluation of career research information

Assignments:
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1.  A written summary of values clarification exercises assessing the influence of
      gender, family, culture, and religion on personal values,
2.  An introspective paper on projected lifestyle, 2-3 pages.
3.  A written analysis of interest inventory results, 2-4 pages.
4.  A paper integrating the student's assessment results and the relationship to potential
      careers and/or a Career Center research report, 5-6 pages.
5.  Assigned readings from text, 10-20 pages per night.

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
80 - 90%
Written homework, values, lifestyle/interest inventory papers, analysis of self-assessment results, career research paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
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
10 - 20%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks:
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1. California Career Planning Guide, California Career Resource Network (CalCRN),  second edition, 2007-2009 edition
2. Instructor prepared materials

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